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63: Thirty-somethings, transferrable skills and Tedesco

On today’s Totally Football Show Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to look back on weekend in the FA Cup, Premier League and around Europe. Plus, reaction to the Champions League and Europa League quarter-final draws, and another thirty-something manager in the Bundesliga.


Troglodytes, chutzpah and conscription

Hot on the heels of Man United’s ignominious Champions League exit, Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and the returning Michael Cox to discuss Mou’s tactical shortcomings and his astonishing post-match comments. Is he - like Wenger - a man out of time? Also on today’s Totally Football Show… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Sevilla dump United out of the CL; Mou’s outmoded tactics (01m 40s) • PART 1b: The Big Question; Man U v Brighton FA Cup preview (15m 00s) • PART 2a: Chelsea...


Toxicity, complicity and pitchside relief

United strengthened their grip on second place by beating Liverpool, but the main headlines this weekend came from the London Stadium where West Ham imploded on the pitch and exploded off it. Jimbo, Rafa Honigstein, Daniel Storey and Matt Davies discuss those ugly scenes, Arsenal’s latest false dawn, Sergio Ramos’ bathroom break and more… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Pogba Out, Rashford in = United 2 - 1 Liverpool (02m 10s) • PART 1b: Chelsea head to Barcelona (09m 20s) • PART 2a: Kane crocked...


Allegri plays his hand, PSG’s meek surrender, and Dulwich Hamlet stay strong

Juventus and Real Madrid handed out Champions League life lessons to Spurs and poor ol’ PSG this week. AC Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and David Preece are here to give their (hot) take(s) on those games and look ahead to United v Liverpool and the rest of action in the Premier League. Plus, all the latest on what’s going on with Dulwich Hamlet RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Juve take Spurs to CL school (00m 30s) • PART 2: PSG’s meek surrender; who takes over from Unai Emery?; (14m 15s)...


Rubbernecking, chocolate legs and Jay Bothroyd

Half a game of football took place between City and Chelsea this weekend while the Seagulls heaped yet more misery onto Arsenal. Your Totally Football panel is Jimbo, Kelly Cates, Tom Williams and PLTV's Ian Irving and they analyse both of those games and and the rest of the stories from the Premier League and beyond including the debut of head of state's son in Ligue 1, the Lioness' progress at the SheBelieves Cup, and the tragic news about Davide Astori RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Remembering...


VARce, Arsenal’s atrophication, and the battle of the bottom

Snow, VAR, and a bleak future for Arsenal are on the agenda today as Jimbo, Matt Scott, Football 365’s Daniel Storey and James Horncastle chew over Tottenham’s FA Cup win over Rochdale and look ahead to all the weekend’s action in the Premier League and beyond RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Spurs 6 - 1 Rochdale and the inevitable spread of VAR (02m 00s) • PART 2: Wenger Out…again; a bleak future for Arsenal (10m 35s) • PART 3a: Liverpool v Newcastle preview (24m 00s) • PART 3b: City v Chelsea...


Arsenal’s new nadir, McTominay dominates, and the ballad of Royston Drenthe

City picked up their first trophy under Pep, United knocked Chelsea down to fifth, Liverpool were out of this world, and West Brom need Tony Pulis. It was, as they say, quite the weekend and your Totally Football Show gang - AC Jimbo, Opta’s Duncan Alexander, Ian Irving from PLTV and Chelsea TV commentator Matt Davies - are here to analyse it all and much, much more RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Same old Arsenal as City win the League Cup (01m 40s) • PART 2: United get the better of Chelsea; why...


Shot-stoppers, fisticuffs and an apology to Depeche Mode (and Rod Fanni)

Pat Nevin is our special guest on today’s Totally Football Show, and he joins James Richardson, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to review all the Champions League and FA Cup business, look ahead to the weekend’s football, and wax lyrical about his favourite bands and more… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Chelsea 1 - 1 Barcelona; Hazard as a (false) 9; is it enough for the second leg?; (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Sevilla 0 - 0 Man U - another Mou borefest, but that De Gea save!, Pogba problems (09m...


Rifts, replays and robbery

Jimbo returns to the helm as he, Leroy Rosenior, Kelly Cates and Rafa Honigstein look back on the FA Cup weekend and ahead to Chelsea v Barcelona and Sevilla v Man U in the Champions League, and plenty more - including that splendid story about the West Brom Four RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: From Juve to Rochdale, Spurs get Extra Spursy; Swans need another replay (01m 30s) • PART 1b: West Brom - stealin’ taxis and crashin’ out the FA Cup; Pardews’ PL record (07m 40s) • PART 1c: Huddersfield 0 -...


Hard hands, Pards goes deep and Old Trafford worms

It was a stunning week for the English sides in the Champions League, with goals and guts galore. Caroline Barker, David Preece, Julien Laurens and Jame Horncastle review all of those games - and an entirely expected stumble by PSG in Madrid - and lookahead to the return of the FA Cup. All of that, and…. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Spurs fight back at Juventus; a year too many for Buffon?; Dembélé runs the show - again (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Liverpool put 5 past Porto; Van Dijk’s calmness...


The Mousa Dembélé appreciation society and Jesé’s hot breath on Charlie Adam’s neck

If you’re looking for a 60 minute digest of what went down in the Premier League at the weekend, you’re in the right place. Caroline Barker sits in for the holidaying AC Jimbo and she’s joined by Football 365’s Daniel Storey, Ian Irving from PLTV and the one and only Sasha Goryunov to reflect on Spurs’ win over Arsenal, Man United’s loss at Newcastle and Southampton’s slide to oblivion. Plus, Champions League previews and yet more amazing club nicknames from around the globe RUNNING ORDER: •...


Conte on the rocks, cucumbers, and an ox on the brink of extinction

With Chelsea imploding once again, your Totally Football Team - AC Jimbo, ably assisted by David Preece, Jame Horncastle and Tom Williams - look at the problems at Stamford Bridge, preview all the big games in the Premier League and beyond, and talk more about club nicknames and international footballing idioms: RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Conte’s unravelling at Chelsea; Abdoulaye Doucouré v Tiémoué Bakayoko; the Hawthornes Triangle (02m 00s) • PART 1b: West Ham sign Patrice Evra (09m 50s) •...


Karma, mystery tours and the Lepers v the Scoundrels

Big decisions, big balls, big misses, big scorelines, big questions - there was a bit of everything in the Premier League and around Europe this weekend, and on your brand new Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Jack Lang and Julien Laurens to analyse it all. Specifically: RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Neymar’s birthday bash (01m 00s) • PART 1b: When Harry met Salah: analysis of amazing draw at Anfield (02m 40s) • PART 2a: A new dawn at Arsenal, a bleak horizon for Everton...


Introducing Golazzo: The Totally Italian Football Show

If there's not enough talk of Baggio, Maldini or Dario Hubner on The Totally Football Show, why not try our brand new podcast... Golazzo: The Totally Italian Football Show. On the first outing of our brand new podcast, AC Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle and Gabriele Marcotti to fill you in on why the Serie A title race is hotter than ever, and turn back the clock to May 1999 to relive a remarkable 5-4 win for Inter at Roma - a game featuring a who's who of 90s football icons (and...


The Bull of War, the caretaker manager bounce and the darts at Frimley Green

On today’s super soaraway Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, Football 365’s Daniel Storey and - making his debut - the New York Times’ Rory Smith. Here’s what the gang are chewing over RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: League Cup look back; Bristol City love; Liverpool v City preview (02m 40s) • PART 2: Transfer news; Cenk Tosun; Tottenham v Everton; Spain’s answer to Pulisball (11m 55s) • PART 3: Chelsea v Leicester; Iwobi’s ‘unacceptable’ partying; (25m 25s) • PART...


Arsenal fall in the Forest, Barcelona land Coutinho, and Team Conte v Team Mou

On the latest edition of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson welcomes David Preece, Adam Hurrey and Rafa Honigstein to look back on a weekend of FA Cup shocks, an almighty managerial spat and one mega transfer. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Forest 4 - 2 Arsenal (01m 10s) • PART 2: Mark Hughes sent to Coventry; Conte v Mou; the rest of the FA Cup (07m 30s) • PART 3: Alvaro Romeo on Coutinho to Barcelona (21m 30s) • PART 4: what next for Liverpool: another No 10, or a top class ‘keeper?...


The best game of the year, FA Cup weekend and Mark Hughes hangs on

On your first Totally Football Show of the new year, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Matt Davies to put the Premier League to one side and say a big hello to the FA Cup RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Arsenal 2 - 2 Chelsea; Morata’s misses; Cech pays the penalty (01m 30s) • PART 2: The Big Book o’ Commentary Cliches; Crystal Palace revival; the VAR tantra (13m 40s ) • PART 3: World Strongest Man; Fleetwood v Leicester; the Strawbs v the Hammers; Mou’s misery; FA...


Calendar year records, the return of Tony Pulis and is VVD VFM?

On your your final **Totally Football Show** of the calendar year, **James Richardson** is joined by **Michael Cox**, **Rafa Honigstein** and **Julien Laurens** for a bit of reflection and, indeed, projection **_RUNNING ORDER:_** • PART 1: Virgil Van Dyke transfer; Pulis to Boro; Carvalhal to Swansea (01m 30s) • PART 2: Harry Kane, Coutinho and the PL Xmas winners (09m 30s ) • PART 3: Swansea, Man U and the PL Xmas losers (23m 15s) • PART 4: European round-up; transfer rumours (31m 00s) •...


Bristol City hit the big time, Clasico chat, Tom Ince v Saido Berahino, and the Doucouré imperative

On your pre-Christmas edition of **The Totally Football Show**, **James Richardson** is joined by **Michael Cox**, **James Horncastle** and Opta’s **Duncan Alexander**. Here’s what’s made our list… **_RUNNING ORDER:_** • PART 1: Bristol City beat Man U; Arsenal v Liverpool preview (01m 40s) • PART 2: Everton v Chelsea; inclement times at Swansea (09m 05s) • PART 3: Guillem Balague on the Clasico and more (22m 05s) • PART 4: West Ham v Newcastle; Burnley v Spurs (32m 50s) • PART 5: Billy...


The Moyes metamorphosis, an interesting man called Sven and dog walking in the Carpathian mountains

On your brand new edition of **The Totally Football Show**, **James Richardson** welcomes **Chris Powell** to the pod alongside **Iain Macintosh** and PLTV’s **Ian Irving**. Here’s what’s on the agenda: **_RUNNING ORDER:_** • PART 1: City swot aside Spurs; Ederson love; Pep’s new contract (01m 30s) • PART 2: Palace on the up; the Moyes effect (11m 00s) • PART 3: Scotland, Germany, Italy; Sven; Kaka (22m 00s) • PART 4: Life after Ozil/Sanchez at Arsenal; Watford’s wobble (30m 00s) • PART 5:...


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