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July 5, 2020
Are Manchester United’s front three of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial the most in-form in the league? Emma Saunders is joined by Derby County's Curtis Davies, Gary O'Neil - formerly of Portsmouth, Boro and West Ham - and Ben Haines from 90min. They also discuss the current crop of home-grown talent in the top flight with nearly half the goals in the Premier League this weekend scored by English players. Plus is it just two from three going down with West Ham drawing with Newcastle whilst Villa, Watford and Bournemouth all lose. Curtis tell us what it’s like as Derby County chase the Championship play offs, and BBC Manchester commentator Mike Minay brings the latest news on Wigan Athletic as they face a 12 point deduction for going into administration, just four weeks after being sold.
July 4, 2020
Steve Crossman speaks to Manchester City midfielder Rodri about teammate Phil Foden's exciting form since the restart and his side's aims for the remainder of the season. Ex-Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin, Rory Smith of the New York Times, former Republic of Ireland midfielder Andy Reid and Statman Dave join the podcast to look at Foden, and whether Steve Bruce deserves to stay at Newcastle United if the club's takeover is completed.
July 3, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are joined by former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor to bring you the Friday Football Social. After Liverpool’s 4-0 defeat to Manchester City this week Darren, Jermaine and Gabriel discuss whether it’s time for the senior players to take a rest and whether the club will recruit anyone over the summer. Gabriel Agbonlahor talks about his former club Aston Villa and whether they have what it takes to avoid relegation. Former Leicester City player Matt Piper joins the pod to talk about the foxes form since the restart and former Wolves winger Matt Jarvis talks about what the future will look like for Wolves. PLUS Will Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood be a top scorer for the club in years to come?
July 2, 2020
Steve Crossman, John Murray & Dion Dublin review Manchester City’s dominant 4-0 victory at home to Liverpool as England’s Raheem Sterling & Phil Foden steal the show. Plus former Spurs players Michael Brown & Stephen Kelly join Steve to dissect their former clubs 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United, as Tottenham's hopes of Champions League football next season take a hammer blow. The guys also discuss Harry Kane’s future at the club and debate whether the grass could be greener for the striker away from North London.
July 2, 2020
John Bennett is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein hear about Arjen Robben’s sensational return, discuss the latest unravelling at Barcelona and explain what makes Kai Havertz so special. Oh - and there's some singing at the end.
July 1, 2020
It was a big night of results in the Premier League, West Ham pick up a late win at Stamford Bridge, giving them a huge boost for their hopes of avoiding relegation. Meanwhile Bournemouth gets another blow to their survival chances as they lose heavily against Newcastle United, we hear from a frustrated Eddie Howe on the pod. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gets a double for Arsenal as they beat Norwich 4 nil - the panel discuss Aubameyang's future at the club. They also chat about Leicester’s disappointing re-start to the season after their 2-1 defeat against Everton. And we look ahead to Manchester City’s game against Premier League winners Liverpool at the Ethiad Stadium, where they will be getting a guard of honour. Steve Crossman is joined by Clinton Morrison, Stephen Warnock and Ben Haines from 90 min. The pod includes interviews with David Moyes, Frank Lampard, Eddie Howe, Mikel Arteta, and Brendan Rodgers.
June 30, 2020
On this episode of the Football Daily Jeanette Kwakye discusses Manchester United’s dominant win against Brighton with a stellar panel, as she is joined by Rob Green, Karen Carney, Jonathan Pearce and Colin Murray. Fernandes, Pogba and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are all on the agenda with the guys. But not only that the team discuss Leeds' draw against bottom of the Championship table Luton, and why Barnsley had a lot to celebrate on Tuesday night. Also on the pod Jeanette reveals the news that Manchester City have agreed to sell winger Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich in a deal that could earn them £54.8m. And they hear from David Moyes as they chat about whether West Ham could possibly drop out of the Premier League.
June 29, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by Premier League winner Chris Sutton, former Burnley winger Michael Kightly and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball to reflect on Burnley’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Sean Dyche joins the pod and is asked whether Burnley being in the race for Europe will affect his future, after he voiced his frustrations on the club’s finances last week. The panel discuss whether they think Dyche should stay and if they can qualify for Europe this season. Meanwhile, former England goalkeeper Joe Hart speaks exclusively to BBC Sport’s Simon Stone in a powerful interview about his future now he’s become a free agent. And Northampton Town have earned promotion to League One after winning the League Two play-off final in an empty Wembley Stadium.
June 28, 2020
Emma Saunders, former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie, former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jonathan Greening & Ben Haines look back at all the action in the FA Cup this weekend as Manchester City kept their hopes of a treble winning season alive after a 2-0 win at Newcastle United, Arsenal leaving it late against Sheffield United & Ross Barkley coming off the bench to send Chelsea to Wembley in a 1-0 win at Leicester. The guys also look at a dreadful weekend for team in the bottom end of the Premier League as both Aston Villa & Watford suffer defeats at home. You'll hear from managers Pep Guardiola, Steve Bruce, Mikel Arteta & Nigel Pearson reflecting on their respective teams results over the weekend.
June 27, 2020
Kelly Cates speaks to Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson after his side's Premier League title win. He reveals all about the players' celebrations and what it is like to be managed by Jurgen Klopp. We also hear from Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on what next for his side after losing their grip on the league title. Dion Dublin, Izzy Christiansen and Statman Dave join Kelly to preview Sunday's three FA Cup quarter-finals.
June 26, 2020
Jermaine Jenas is joined by Nick Bright to discuss Liverpool’s title win. Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans comes on the pod to chat about what's next for the club and we hear from the current manager Jurgen Klopp. José Enrique joins the boys to discuss his memories of playing at Liverpool and how he celebrated his former club winning the title. Jermaine and Nick chat to Brighton’s Glenn Murray about what it has been like for the players since the season has restarted and they look ahead to this weekend’s FA Cup quarter final fixtures.
June 26, 2020
From a 2 - 2 draw against West Brom back in December 2015, to producing one of the greatest Champions League comebacks of all time against Barcelona in May 2019. Kelly Cates is joined by our football correspondent John Murray, former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock and John Gibbons from The Anfield Wrap to reflect on the 10 defining games that turned Klopp's Liverpool from also-rans to Premier League champions.
June 26, 2020
From a 2 - 2 draw against West Brom back in December 2015, to producing one of the greatest Champions League comebacks of all time against Barcelona in May 2019. Kelly Cates is joined by our football correspondent John Murray, former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock and John Gibbons from The Anfield Wrap to reflect on the 10 defining games that turned Klopp's Liverpool from also-rans to Premier League champions.
June 26, 2020
After 30 years of waiting for a 19th title, Liverpool are Premier League champions following Manchester City's defeat at Chelsea. Steve Crossman is joined by football correspondent John Murray and former England and Chelsea winger Karen Carney who saw that dramatic win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge that confirmed the title for Liverpool. We hear reaction from former Liverpool and England defender Stephen Warnock as well as Ronny Rosenthal who was part of Liverpool’s last title winning team 30 years ago. Plus Gabby Logan from Match of the Day speaks to Liverpool's Andy Robertson and James Milner, who were mid celebration after hearing they're officially Premier League champions!
June 25, 2020
After 30 years of waiting Liverpool are Champions of the Premier League after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea. Steve Crossman is joined by football correspondent John Murray and former England and Chelsea winger Karen Carney who saw that dramatic win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge that confirmed the title for Liverpool. We hear reaction from former Liverpool and England defender Stephen Warnock as well as Ronny Rosenthal who was part of Liverpool’s last title winning team 30 years ago. Plus Gabby Logan from Match of the Day speaks to Liverpool's Andy Robertson and James Milner, who were mid celebration after hearing they're officially Premier League champions!
June 25, 2020
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Kristof Terreur and James Horncastle as they explain why Maurizio Sarri has yet to silence the doubters at Juventus, delve into the referee row in Spain as the title race continues there and find out how Vincent Kompany is increasing his influence at Anderlecht. Plus, John Toshack remembers his 17-year career managing in Spain.
June 24, 2020
Steve Crossman, John Murray, Mark Lawrenson & Colin Murray look back at Liverpool’s 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace, which means Jürgen Klopp’s side could get their hands on the Premier League trophy if Manchester City fail to beat Chelsea. There’s also a look back at the rest of the action in the Premier League as Anthony Martial scored Manchester United's first Premier League hat-trick in more than seven years. Ahmed Elmohamady's late header rescued a point for Aston Villa & more relegation concerns for Norwich & Bournemouth who both suffered 1-0 defeats. Plus, Steve catches up with midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek after returning to the Chelsea team for the first time in over a year last weekend after rupturing his Achilles in May 2019.
June 23, 2020
The Tuesday Night Club is back - Steve Crossman is joined by Chris Sutton, Micah Richards and Rory Smith. In this episode we hear from Jose Mourinho after Harry Kane scores his first goal of 2020 to help Spurs to a 2-0 win over West Ham. The Hammers are struggling near the bottom of the table so they hear from David Moyes too. But there was not one, but two Premier League games on Tuesday night so there're also reflections on the goal-less draw between Leicester and Brighton. Not only that the panel discuss David de Gea at Manchester United and Joelinton at Newcastle, and they get an update on the latest injury news at Arsenal. And after the news that Neil Warnock has become the new head coach at Middlesbrough the guys find out why he has decided to go for a new challenge.
June 22, 2020
Manchester City thrash Burnley 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium, which means Liverpool will have to wait a little bit longer to wrap up the Premier League title. But the game was over shadowed by a banner that was flown over the ground just after kick off that read “White Lives Matter Burnley” We hear reaction from Burnley captain Ben Mee and manager Sean Dyche who both strongly condemned the banner and those responsible. Kelly Cates is joined by football correspondent John Murray, former Scotland winger Pat Nevin, former Liverpool and England defender Stephen Warnock and 5 live’s Colin Murray. The panel also react to Jose Mourinho’s press conference where he defended his handling of Tottenham captain Harry Kane.
June 21, 2020
Emma Saunders is joined by Reading’s Charlie Adam, former Liverpool midfielder David Thompson and Ben Haines from 90Min to look back on the weekend's action, including Liverpool’s goalless draw at Everton, a result which moves Jurgen Klopp’s side a point closer to the title. Joelinton scored for the first time in 302 days. Could that goal rejuvenate the Brazilian’s form? And after Burnley confirmed they’d release Joe Hart, the panel look at the former England number one’s options for his next move.
June 20, 2020
Steve Crossman talks to Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold ahead of the Merseyside derby on Sunday as Liverpool are just six points away from winning their first league title in 30 years. He talks about what he thinks it will be like to play in the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park without fans, how being so close to winning the Premier League title for so long has been for the team and talks about his experiences of Liverpool's victory parades. Steve is joined on the pod by Dion Dublin, Andy Reid, New York Times’ chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith and Statman Dave to look ahead to the Merseyside derby. You can hear full commentary of the match on 5 Live Premier League Sunday from 7pm.
June 19, 2020
Darren Fletcher presents reaction to Friday’s Premier League action. Former Leicester goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer joins Alistair Bruce-Ball and Jonathan Greening to reflect on the game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium where Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes converted from the penalty spot to claw back a point for the reds. They analyse the performance of David de Gea and whether it is time for Dean Henderson to take the number 1 shirt at Manchester United. They also discuss Roy Keane after he went viral on social media for saying he would have sent de Gea in a taxi home at half-time. Conor McNamara is alongside Chris Sutton as they react to Southampton’s performance at Norwich where Ings, Armstrong and Redmond all found the back of the net in the second half. PLUS the boys preview the upcoming weekend fixtures.
June 18, 2020
Steve Crossman and Guillem Balague are joined by Rafa Honigstein and Julien Laurens to discuss the restart of the Champions League, Timo Werner’s big move to Chelsea and the rebuild of PSG. Plus, you can hear from Real Mallorca director Graeme Le Saux.
June 17, 2020
Steve Crossman presents reaction to the return of the Premier League after a 100 day wait. Former Chelsea midfielder Pat Nevin and correspondent John Murray join us from the Etihad Stadium to reflect on Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Arsenal – with a poignant goal scored by Raheem Sterling following his involvement in the Black Lives Matter movement. They analyse a stunning performance from Kevin De Bruyne and discuss what next for David Luiz at Arsenal after the substitute was sent off. Former Crystal Palace striker Clinton Morrison, former Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie and senior football reporter Ian Dennis analyse Aston Villa’s 0-0 draw with Sheffield United. They discuss how powerful it was to see all players from both teams take the knee to mark the Black Lives Matter campaign as the whistle went at the start of the match. The panel also weigh-in on the failure of goal line technology to detect whether Oliver Norwood’s shot had crossed the line for Sheffield United. You’ll also hear from all four managers: Pep Guardiola, Mikel Arteta, Chris Wilder and Dean Smith.
June 16, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by BBC football correspondent John Murray, senior football reporter Ian Dennis and commentator Vicki Sparks on the eve of the Premier League restart. The panel look ahead to Wednesday’s games, as Manchester City take on Arsenal and Sheffield United visit Aston Villa, after which every team will have played 29 matches. Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola tells us he’s looking forward to a socially-distant glass of wine with Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta after their game, and we hear from Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder about the pressure of chasing a Champions-League finish. Plus Micah Richards sits down with Raheem Sterling to discuss his return to the pitch.
June 15, 2020
Kelly Cates, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are back on the Monday Night Club. The team talk about #BlackLivesMatter appearing on team shirts when the Premier League returns and the impact that it could have on tackling racism in football. Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp talks about the Blades' incredible season as he draws close to a century of goals for his boyhood club. Who will go down? And who will qualify for Europe? The panel discuss the possibilities as the PL's return draws near.
June 14, 2020
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur on the Euro Leagues show. This week the team are joined by AC Milan's goalkeeper Asmir Begović to chat about the return of Serie A and playing with Zlatan Ibrahimović. Icelandic goalkeeper Hannes Halldórsson also joins the pod to talk about his memories of Euro 2016 and his career as a film director. Plus the team discuss Dries Mertens' decision to stay at Napoli and Eden Hazard's first year at Real Madrid.
June 12, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social where they are joined by Leicester City midfielder Marc Albrighton as he shares his experience of returning to training and preparing for the end of the season. Darren and Jermaine discuss the Premier League announcement that Black Lives Matter will replace the names on players' shirts for the first set of games. Former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman joins the pod to talk potential title parades and the return of La Liga. PLUS Former USA international Brad Friedel takes us through his career as a footballer
June 11, 2020
The wait is over – football is set to return on 17 June. Nick Bright and Emma Saunders are joined by a host of podcasters to look ahead to what the remainder of the season may bring in these unusual circumstances. Plus there’s a special guest, as Watford defender Christian Kabasele joins the podcast.
June 11, 2020
It’s the final episode in the series and there’s everything to play for. In the series decider, with things at 4-4, Chris Sutton is joined by Conor McNamara to take on Robbie Savage and John Murray. Who will claim the all-important bragging rights? We’ve had brilliant answers throughout the series, and it’s no different in this final face-off. Someone’s dreams will be haunted by Burnley’s Chris Wood. Confused? Listen to find out more.
June 10, 2020
Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined former Premier League striker Chris Sutton and goalkeeper Rob Green to reflect on the fallout of the decision to end League One and League Two. Peterborough director of football Barry Fry is live after his side were denied the chance to compete for a place in the Championship. Plus, as the Premier League gears up for its restart, we hear from Crystal Palace midfielder James McCarthy, and we get the latest from Spanish football expert Guillem Balague as La Liga also prepares for football again.
June 9, 2020
After thousands of people took part in anti-racism marches in the UK following the death of American George Floyd, we hear more from Manchester City and England winger Raheem Sterling, one of football's leading figures when it comes to the fight against racism. We also speak to England manager Gareth Southgate about what this moment means for black players like Sterling. Plus former Charlton boss Chris Powell joins us to talk about the struggles he’s faced as a black manager. George Elek from the ‘Not The Top 20’ podcast discusses the end of the regular season in League One and League Two – and we get reaction from opposite ends of the fourth tier, with manager of champions Swindon Richie Wellens and relegated Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace reflecting on a frustrating end.
June 8, 2020
Kelly Cates, Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Micah Richards bring you the Monday Night Club. Following Raheem Sterling’s comments, Micah shares his experiences of racism as a young footballer. Schalke defender Jonjoe Kenny joins the pod to talk about the return of the Bundesliga and learning German. We discuss what will be a huge week for Manchester City as they begin their appeal against UEFA’s two-year ban from Europe. PLUS Chris Sutton and Rory Smith tell us their memories of Italia ’90, 30 years on from the beginning of the competition.
June 7, 2020
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens are back with the Euro Leagues show. Frenkie de Jong discusses his rise from a small Dutch village to FC Barcelona and former teammates Aitor Karanka and Bixente Lizarazu are re-united. Former Middlesbrough manager Karanka discusses the return of La Liga and Bayern legend Lizarazu recalls France's success at Euro 2000.
June 5, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social where they are joined by Neil Warnock as he takes us through his managing career. BBC Football Correspondent John Murray gives us an update as the initial fixtures for the Premier League are announced. Southampton Chief Executive Martin Semmens is on the pod after he gave Ralph Hasenhüttl a new contract. Reading’s Charlie Adam gives us an update on a return to training in the Championship. PLUS Chelsea boss Emma Hayes joins us as they’re crowned WSL Champions for the season.
June 4, 2020
Emma Saunders and Chris Sutton take on Robbie Savage and 5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis. Robbie had lead 3-0, now he’s behind 3-4. In fact, it was Ian’s first appearance which kicked off the losing streak. So, can they redeem themselves after the infamous Daryl Janmaat episode? Or will Chris and Emma really stick the boot in and secure the series win before next week’s final episode?
June 3, 2020
In this episode, 5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis and Lincoln City chief executive Liam Scully bring us the EFL’s latest plans to finish the season. We hear from Ralph Hasenhuttl after he signed a new four year contract with Southampton and former Wolves fitness coach Tony Daley goes into detail about player fitness and returning to contact training. You can also hear how Newcastle United’s takeover is developing, and Peter Reid joins us to look back 34 years to the day England lost their opening World Cup game at Mexico 86, which culminated in Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ goal in the quarter final.
June 2, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by 5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin and ex-Premier League goalkeeper Rob Green. You’ll hear an exclusive interview with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, while Derby County defender Curtis Davies gives us an insight into his routine with a training audio diary. We also speak to Paul Catterson, the Newcastle United club doctor, about the medical issues facing teams. And Norwich's sporting director Stuart Webber reveals the financial dilemmas clubs might expect going forward.
June 1, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Sutton, Rory Smith and Micah Richards for the Monday Night Club. After the Liverpool players posted a picture taking a knee around the centre circle at Anfield, the Monday Night Club discuss racism and the importance of players speaking out. They're joined by QPR chief executive Lee Hoos to talk about the plans for the Championship to resume on 20th June as well as Charlton manager Lee Bowyer after the news that three of his players will not play when the season resumes.
May 31, 2020
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens on the Euro Leagues. This week, the team are joined by Marítimo and former Reading manager José Gomes to discuss the return of Portuguese football, the influence of José Mourinho and studying football at university. Would you be up for a drive-in match viewing at your team's stadium? FC Midtjylland marketing director Preben Rokkjaer discusses his club's innovative way to get fans back at football grounds.
May 29, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social where they are joined by Emile Heskey as he talks us through his career in English football. AC Milan goalkeeper Asmir Begović joins the pod to discuss the return of Serie A and how coronavirus has affected Italy. Sheffield United midfielder Oliver Norwood speaks to us as they prepare for the Premier League to return. PLUS Brighton Hove Albion Chief Executive Paul Barber gives us their thoughts on playing football at neutral grounds.
May 28, 2020
This is a special edition of the football daily podcast, because the Premier League season is set to restart on the 17th of June. Steve Crossman is joined by Pat Nevin, Chris Waddle and Dion Dublin to react to the news. Plus, 5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis has all the details from the Premier League. There’s a lot to discuss, including playing behind closed doors, neutral grounds and whether or not all the players will be taking part, given that some have refused to return to group training during this pandemic.
May 28, 2020
Steve Crossman stands in for Mark Chapman as he and Chris Sutton take on Robbie Savage and BBC commentator Arlo White. Robbie once lead 3-0, now it’s 3-3 – can Steve and Chris make it four on the bounce and take the lead for the first time in the competition? One thing is for sure, Arlo will have nightmares about Wilfried Bony tonight. Why? Have a listen.
May 27, 2020
Steve Crossman is joined by Chris Sutton and Robbie Savage for the latest Football Daily podcast. As all Premier League clubs unanimously agree to begin contact training, BBC Sport’s Simon Stone joins the discussion, with Chris and Robbie giving their thoughts on whether group training and tackling should be taking place. Danny Ings was enjoying his best season in the top flight, scoring 15 goals before the Premier League was suspended. So, 5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis has caught up with the Southampton striker as he returns to training. BBC football reporter Roddy Forsyth has the latest from Scotland after Hearts owner Ann Budge proposed a radical restructuring of the Scottish League system, which would see the existing four divisions merged into three leagues of 14 teams. Plus Alan Kennedy joins us to look back, 39 years to the day after he scored the only goal as Liverpool beat Real Madrid to become European champions.
May 26, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by 5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis and former Tottenham and Manchester City midfielder Michael Brown for the latest Football Daily podcast. Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson joins them to talk about returning to training and his role in Players Together. And just how has he felt waiting for the conclusion of the Premier League title? He reveals all. You can also hear from Sean O’Connor of Stat Sports – his GPS vests are being used by 11 of 20 Premier League clubs to track whether players are sticking to social distancing in training. Plus ex-England manager and former Manchester United assistant Steve McClaren joins us to look back on the night United won the treble with a dramatic 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final - 21 years ago.
May 25, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Sutton, Micah Richards and Rory Smith on the Monday Night Club. Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock criticises Rafa Benitez' man management skills and reflects on the 2005 Champions League final. And the team react to the cancellation of the Women's Super League.
May 24, 2020
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur are back with the Euro Leagues. Roberto Martínez explains why his Belgium players are coaches of the future and Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch remembers THAT half-time team-talk at Anfield. And Brighton defender Bernardo discusses his love of radio, Project Restart and his upbringing in Brazil.
May 22, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social where they are joined by Martin O’Neill as he tells us about his career in management. We hear from Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters, and Newcastle United skipper Jamaal Lascelles on Project Restart. Former Manchester United player Andy Cole joins the pod 21 years after they beat Newcastle to win the FA Cup in 1999. PLUS Former Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough talks us through his decision to leave the club.
May 21, 2020
Regular team-mates Mark Chapman and Chris Sutton take on Robbie Savage, who this week is joined by Fantasy 606’s Statman Dave. Robbie was 3-0 up, but now goes into it with a narrow 3-2 lead. Can Mark and Chris continue the comeback? Maths skills come into play this week, with different degrees of success. Plus, look out for Gary and Phil Mitchell, and a special clue for Garry Monk, or should we say Barry Hunk. Confused? So is Robbie.
May 20, 2020
Mark Chapman is joined by Chris Sutton and Robbie Savage to react to the latest news from the EFL about whether or not to continue the League One season. Sheffield United’s Chris Wilder reflects on his side returning to training, plus we hear from Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson after manager Nigel Clough left his role this week, and former Everton boss Joe Royle is live for an FA Cup 'On This Day' moment from 25 years ago.
May 19, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by 5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis and former Premier League goalkeeper Rob Green to discuss the results of the Premier League’s coronavirus testing. Six players and members of staff have tested positive from the 748 carried out. Also in this podcast you'll hear from Aston Villa defender Matt Targett on the day he returned to training. Portsmouth's chief executive Mark Catlin gives his thoughts on whether the League One season should continue. Plus, England assistant manager and former Chelsea number two Steve Holland joins us to look back on the Blues winning the Champions League - eight years ago today.
May 18, 2020
Mark Chapman, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are back on the Monday Night Club. Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie discusses his club's ninth Premiership title in a row and Dion Dublin remembers the magic of Eric Cantona at Manchester United.
May 17, 2020
The Bundesliga is back and so are Steve Crossman and the Euro Leagues team. Fortuna Düsseldorf sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel takes us behind the scenes at his club and Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us from Köln-Mainz. Meanwhile, former Watford and Atlético Madrid boss Quique Sánchez Flores discusses winning the Europa League, his godfather Alfredo Di Stéfano and the Pozzo family.
May 15, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social. Former England midfielder Joe Cole joins the pod to discuss his career at club and international level, and his plans for the future. BBC Football Correspondent, Ian Dennis, brings us the latest news after it was announced that League Two is cancelled. And Roddy Forsyth brings us all the latest from the SPFL.
May 13, 2020
Regular team-mates Mark Chapman and Chris Sutton take on Robbie Savage, who this week is joined by BBC sport commentator Conor McNamara. Robbie goes into it with a 3-1 lead, after his unbeaten streak came to an end last week. Was last week a one-off, or are Mark and Chris staging a comeback? And is there a better clue than ‘ginger and crashed his car’? Confused? You’re not the only one.
May 12, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by ex-Man City and Tottenham midfielder Michael Brown and 5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis to discuss the latest on player safety as plans continue for football to restart. We hear from Raheem Sterling and Danny Rose, who are the latest to voice their concerns, while Charlton Athletic boss Lee Bowyer discusses how plans to finish the Championship season would see his side relegated, despite only falling into the relegation places on their last game played. Owner and chair of Port Vale Carol Shanahan talks about furloughing her players and backroom staff, Roddy Forsyth has the latest news from Scottish football and Aaron Hughes looks back 10 years, to when Fulham lost to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League final.
May 11, 2020
Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton and Micah Richards bring you the Monday Night Club as they discuss Project Restart and using the clubs’ own stadiums instead of neutral grounds. BBC Senior Football Correspondent John Murray provides all the latest news from the Premier League meeting. Bristol Rovers winger and PFA representative, Alex Rodman, joins the pod to discuss his concerns about the future of the season. PLUS Micah tells us his memories from this day 12 years ago when Manchester City were beaten 8-1 by Middlesborough.
May 10, 2020
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur on this week's Euro Leagues show. The team bring us the latest on the return of the Bundesliga and leagues across Europe. Plus Chris Waddle reminisces about his Marseille career and the time he aimed for France and ended up on an island in the Indian Ocean... And Nayim remembers THAT goal against Arsenal in the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup Final.
May 8, 2020
Jermain Defoe talks about a lack of respect for his England career and Glenn Hoddle relives the Champions League final on the Friday Football Social with Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas. John Murray gives an update on the Bundesliga and potential return for the Premier League. Plus we hear about Fletch's BBQ and JJ's slip and slide...
May 7, 2020
Regular teammates Mark Chapman and Chris Sutton take on Robbie Savage, who this week is joined by 5live senior football reporter Ian Dennis. Can Robbie continue his unbeaten streak? Have the teams been swotting up? And what shenanigans will go down this week? One word - Janmaat. Confused? Then have a listen.
May 6, 2020
Mark Chapman is joined by Chris Sutton and Robbie Savage to react to the news that the German Bundesliga is set to return. What conditions will be put in place? Will there be a medical impact? You can hear from the head of football for Bild, Christian Falk, and former Hertha Berlin interim manager Alex Nourii. Plus we get an insight from Gary Lewin, who is a former physio for England and ex-head of medical services at West Ham. Is this all too much too soon? And is it safe enough?
May 5, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by 5 Live’s football correspondent John Murray and former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin to discuss the huge financial cost the coronavirus crisis could have on football. Aston Villa head coach Dean Smith talks about a possible Premier League restart, learning Spanish and how lockdown has given him time to closely assess all of his players. Plus Uwe Rösler recounts the bizarre way Manchester City were relegated in 1996 after they thought they were safe.
May 4, 2020
Mark Chapman, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith bring you the Monday Night Club as they discuss neutral venues with Brighton Hove Albion Chief Executive Paul Barber. Micah Richards joins the pod to discuss his memories of Steve McClaren, 14 years to the day after he was appointed England manager. What will the repercussions of coronavirus be for women’s football? PLUS Ian Wright relives his memories 26 years on from being suspended for the game when Arsenal won the Cup Winners’ Cup in Copenhagen.
May 3, 2020
José Enrique compares Jon Flanagan to Roberto Carlos and we hear from FC Schalke and Wales winger Rabbi Matondo in this week's Euro Leagues podcast. Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens join Steve Crossman to discuss Ligue 1 being cancelled and how football may restart in Spain, Italy and Germany.
May 1, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social. They are joined by former Tottenham and Manchester City midfielder Michael Brown and 5live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis talk about the return of football and what measures will need to be in place for it to happen. And if the Premier League it set to come back, will it bring with it Mauricio Pochettino? Plus, Dimitar Berbatov joins the podcast to reminisce with JJ about times at Tottenham and his move to Manchester United, something which he thinks Harry Kane will emulate.
April 29, 2020
What links Robbie Savage's hairdryer to Keith Gillespie? Can Mark Chapman and Chris Sutton reverse their poor form to overcome Savage and Vicki Sparks in Alistair Bruce-Ball's "You're Better Than That" quiz? And how could we see a return for football?
April 28, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by ex-England striker Chris Waddle and 5live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis to discuss the latest news from France as Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe bans all sporting events, including behind closed doors, until September. French football journalist Julien Laurens gives us the latest information on how this news affects the football season. What are the deeper issues with the Championship and EFL? Peter Ridsdale - advisor to Trevor Hemmings, the owner of Preston North End – discusses the financial impact of coronavirus and insists football as a business, needs to restart as soon as possible. Mark Lawrenson pays tribute to his former Liverpool, Preston and Brighton teammate striker Michael Robinson who has died at the age of 61. Also joining the podcast is John Barnes, who on this day 30 years ago, scored the winning goal to clinch Liverpool the league title. And we get Chris’s opinion on the new hairstyles showcased on social media as a result of people being unable to get to the hairdressers. With people chopping and dyeing their locks in lockdown, we ask why we are not seeing more of the ‘Chris Waddle Mullet’? Could it be set for a comeback?
April 27, 2020
Mark Chapman, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith bring you the Monday Night Club as they discuss the Premier League’s Project Restart – the plan to get football back underway. Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer joins the pod to tell us his memories of that Steven Gerrard slip 6 years ago. Plus after Arjen Robben said he is considering coming out of retirement, the Monday Night Club take us back to 2012 when Chris Sutton decided to do the same.
April 26, 2020
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur for this week's Euro Leagues podcast. Former German international Steffen Freund reflects on their Euro 1996 victory, a sore subject for Steve. With the news that the Dutch football season will be voided, we're also joined by SC Cambuur manager Henk de Jong whose team were at the top of the Eerste Divisie and could now miss out on promotion to the Eredivisie and Dutch football expert Marcel van der Kraan.
April 25, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are back for the Football Social. Manchester City and England forward Raheem Sterling chats to Darren about his life in isolation, what he has been doing around the house and his relationship with Pep Guardiola. Former England international Karen Carney joins Darren and JJ to discuss Phil Neville's decision to step down as the England Women's team manager at the end of next summer. They also chat about the legacy that he has created and who should replace him. Darren and Jermaine are also joined by Nottingham Forest U23 coach Andy Reid who has been furloughed by the club to talk about how he is getting on and how he is still training with his team.
April 24, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas catch up with one of the Premier League's longest-serving players James Milner. They chat all about his life in football as well as those infamous social media videos.
April 22, 2020
Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton, Robbie Savage and John Murray take part in ABB's quiz in which Chris gets confused between Orville the Duck and Jane Torvill. Michael O'Neill joins the pod after he announces he will step down as Northern Ireland manager. And Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis explains the latest on ending the National League season
April 21, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by former Tottenham and Manchester City midfielder Michael Brown and 5 Live’s senior football reporter Ian Dennis. Up for discussion is the number of free agents in the Premier League this summer and whether the players and pitches will be ready for the return of football when coronavirus restrictions are eased. Ian sits down with Burnley manager Sean Dyche to find out how he’s filling his time during lockdown. Sean reveals his passion for cooking and his private stash of posh red wine that he keeps away from other managers. Did he really serve Arsene Wenger cheap plonk post-match? And could he be a secret wine connoisseur?
April 20, 2020
Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are in lockdown once again for this week’s Monday Night Club. Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon surprises Chris as he’s mid-tale about an incident from April 1997, which ended with Chris hiding in a toilet from Lee’s Arsenal pals. He also compares the playing styles of former team-mates Tony Adams and Martin Keown, and whether or not he feels Arsene Wenger stayed at Arsenal longer then he should have. And in this time of unknowns and ‘what ifs’, we get some real insight into running a Football League club during the crisis from Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley.
April 19, 2020
Steve Crossman and Guillem Balague are joined by Julien Laurens to discuss the most recent impact of the Coronavirus on European Leagues. Former French international and actor, Frank Leboeuf, talks about his memories of winning the world cup and what he has been up to in lockdown. Plus Head of the Portuguese Agents Association Arturo Fernandes, talks about the current situation in Portugal and how his job is changing due to Coronavirus.
April 17, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are joined by Gary Lineker to discuss his football career, from winning the Golden Boot at Mexico 86 to his memories of Italia 90. Alongside Darren and Jermaine, Micah Richards is back on the pod to talk about the possible impacts of the playing the remainder of the season behind closed doors. Plus, Everton captain Seamus Coleman joins the Football Social to chat about family life, the 'Players Together' initiative and working under Carlo Ancelotti.
April 15, 2020
Mark Chapman is joined by Chris Sutton and Robbie Savage to react to Dundee voting to end the Scottish lower-league season. Promotion and relegation is yet to be confirmed, but it means Dundee United, Raith Rovers and Cove Rangers are declared champions of their respective leagues. After Dundee initially voted ‘no’, should they have been allowed the change of heart? Plus, Alistair Bruce-Ball and John Murray join to the podcast as the panel go head-to-head in new quiz, ‘You’re Better Than That’.
April 14, 2020
It seems an unusual time for a Premier League takeover, but that’s exactly what might be about to happen. Reports suggest that Mike Ashley is set to sell Newcastle United. Join Kelly Cates, Rob Green and Pat Nevin as they ask how much this deal is worth and whether they think it will actually go through. We’ll have the latest from Scotland as all 42 clubs have submitted their vote on whether or not to end the season. Plus Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse tells us how he’s dealing with lockdown and Oxford United’s Jamie Mackie joins the podcast after his at-home workout video went viral.
April 13, 2020
Mark Chapman, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith discuss Tottenham’s move to reverse their decision to furlough the club’s non-playing staff. Also, after Chris Sutton’s revelation last week that he almost signed for Manchester United, Wrighty chats about how he nearly made a move to Chelsea.
April 12, 2020
Steve Crossman and Guillem Balague are joined by Kristof Terreur to discuss the latest impact of the coronavirus across the European Leagues. They chat to Leganés manager Javier Aguirre about how he is managing his team and what he is doing to keep spirits high at home. Also, Jonjoe Kenny joins the pod to discuss what it's like to be back in training and how clubs are training whilst maintaining the social distancing rules which are still in place.
April 10, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are joined by Paul Scholes to discuss his most memorable matches, his relationship with Sir Alex and take us inside that Manchester United dressing room that dominated English football for so long. Alongside Darren and Jermaine, Micah Richards speaks about what he is doing in isolation and Bristol City manager Lee Johnson comes on the pod to chat about how his team are preparing for when the season resumes.
April 8, 2020
Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton & Robbie Savage discuss the extension of players' contracts until the 30th June and all the possible scenarios. They're joined by Daniel Geey who is an expert in football law. Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth gives an update as clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two face a vote on plans to end the season in the current positions. PLUS Sutton and Savage give their views on the best manager in the Premier League era.
April 7, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by Ian Dennis and Clinton Morrison to discuss their favourite sporting films and whether the Premier League can survive the coronavirus crisis. We hear from National League chairman Brian Barwick and football finance expert Nick Harris to discuss how teams will cope.
April 6, 2020
We start the podcast with the sad news that Pep Guardiola’s mother has died after contracting coronavirus. We hear from our European football broadcaster Guillem Balague, who wrote a biography about the Manchester City manager. There’s reaction to the breaking news that Liverpool have reversed their decision to place some non-playing staff on temporary leave and apologised to fans. Did they bow to backlash or simply realise they’d made a mistake? We get a Liverpool fan’s perspective from John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap. With discussions about Premier League pay cuts dominating headlines and players set to start negotiations, we ask if the whole situation is damaging for football. And after Alan Shearer revealed he almost signed for Manchester United, Chris Sutton reveals that the Red Devils tried to sign him from Norwich, and part of the process involved an undercover assessment from a former SAS soldier. Did he pass or fail? Listen to find out.
April 5, 2020
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens to discuss the latest news from the football leagues across Europe, including Belgium, France and Spain. Steve chats to Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe about what he is doing in isolation as well as how he is staying mentally and physically well. They also talk to Portugal and Lille defender José Fonte about how he is getting on with home schooling his children and life at Lille.
April 3, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas host another Friday Football Social focusing on the big debate of the week, players' salaries. Darren and JJ are joined by the BBC's Football Correspondent John Murray and Newcastle defender Danny Rose to discuss the news that Premier League clubs will ask players to take a 30% pay cut in order to protect jobs as it was announced the season will not resume until "it is safe and appropriate to do so". The team are also joined by Wolves captain Conor Coady to talk about the role Liverpool's Jordan Henderson has played in rallying together the captains of Premier League clubs to create a voluntary charitable fund. Wigan Athletic manager, Paul Cook, also joins the podcast to chat about what he's doing to help his local community plus Michael Owen speaks to Darren and JJ about his career from staring out at Liverpool, to that FA Cup Final in 2001.
April 1, 2020
Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton and Robbie Savage discuss player pay cuts with QPR head coach Mark Warburton. They also speak to Ian Dennis about UEFA's latest statement suspending all Champions League and Europa League matches until further notice.
March 31, 2020
Kelly Cates is joined by Pat Nevin and Karen Carney to discuss the best ways to finish this season’s Premier League. Huge questions remain on if the season can actually be finished and if it does re-start - what format will it take? Miguel Delaney is the chief football writer at The Independent and has been covering this story – we get his thoughts. Could a World-Cup-style camp be the answer? Derby County defender Curtis Davies joins the podcast with the idea of temporarily making each season annual. You can also hear from Bournemouth defender Simon Francis on how to cope with injury rehabilitation during isolation. Plus Simon’s boss Eddie Howe reveals how learning piano is keeping him busy.
March 30, 2020
Mark Chapman, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith gather for Monday Night Club. Up for discussion in this episode is the future of Harry Kane at Tottenham, Jack Grealish breaking government guidelines over coronavirus and what Marcus Rashford is doing to get food to children who rely on free school meals. And just how good was Andy Cole? Plus, Celtic boss Neil Lennon joins to pod to talk about 10 years in management and how his club is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
March 29, 2020
Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague, Kristof Terreur and Julien Laurens with the latest news on how coronavirus is affecting the European leagues. Tottenham and Belgium defender Toby Alderwiereld tells us how he’s helping hospitals and nursing homes during the pandemic, whilst also dealing with self-isolation and what that entails. And Birmingham City manager Pep Clotet reveals the struggles of being away from his family who are in Spain
March 28, 2020
What would make Sean Dyche rather get a "big spoon" and "ram it" in his eye socket? And how does Lucy Bronze think women's football has changed over the last few years? Mark Chapman is joined by Dion Dublin, Karen Carney and Clinton Morrison to discuss life without football, Phil Neville's own language, their favourite grounds and what riled them up on the football pitch. Sean Dyche also uses the word 'peng'.
March 27, 2020
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are back with the Friday Football Social from the comfort of their own homes. With another weekend free of football on the horizon, the team are joined by former Liverpool and Real Madrid midfielder, Steve McManaman. Steve chats about his decision to play for Liverpool as a die-hard Evertonian, the 'Spice Boys' and the similarities between Liverpool and Real Madrid as football clubs. JJ's former Spurs teammate Steven Caulker speaks to the team from out in Turkey, where he's currently stuck following the suspension of their top division. Burnley's Chief Executive Neil Hart joins the podcast to discuss how easy a decision it was for him to continue to pay all their match day and non-match day casual workers. Plus, Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall talks the Championship and virtual pub quizzes!
March 26, 2020
Mark Chapman is joined from home by Micah Richards and Pat Nevin to discuss the latest in the football world including the news that all football below National League is to end immediately. Sheffield United's Oliver Norwood joins the pod to chat about what the coaching staff at the club are doing to keep their players in check and fit. Also, the South Shields chairman Geoff Thompson chats about how his club heard about the news that the league has been ended immediately and what impact it will have on his side.
March 24, 2020
In these uncertain times, we want to keep you up to date with everything going on in football, and hopefully help put a smile on your face too. So here's a quick update from Mark Chapman, Ian Wright and Chris Sutton about the future of the Football Daily Podcast.
March 23, 2020
The gang is back together, well, almost. Mark Chapman, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are live from their own homes, but by the power of radio, are together for the Monday Night Club. In the hope of bringing a little laughter, expect to hear Chappers do a dodgy Aussie accent and questions like - just how handsome is Patrik Berger? Then, up for more serious discussion is whether or not football behind closed doors would work. With Leeds currently top of the Championship and looking likely to return to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years, we hear from striker Patrick Bamford. And Plymouth manager Ryan Lowe explains how he’s trying to manage his club from where he lives 300 miles away.
March 22, 2020
Steve Crossman is joined by former England goalkeeper Rob Green, from a studio in Leeds, and former Republic of Ireland striker Clinton Morrison, from the comfort of his own home, to discuss what they're doing to keep busy and stay connected during this period of social distancing. The team are joined by Chelsea Women's manager, Emma Hayes, to talk about how coronavirus is impacting the women's game, how it can be protected and how her players from abroad are coping with keeping safe in self-isolation. Shrewsbury Town’s Romain Vincelot joins to pod to talk about coming back from a career-threatening injury, only to have his return thwarted by coronavirus. Plus, Wolves’ Captain Conor Coady speaks to the team about being a club captain at a time like this and the inspiration he has taken from former Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard.
March 21, 2020
Mark Chapman is joined by Michael Brown, George Elek and Kieran Maguire to look at how EFL clubs will be affected by coronavirus. On this special episode, we hear from EFL chairman Rick Parry, Portsmouth striker John Marquis, Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace and Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth.
March 20, 2020
Social distancing comes into play on this episode, with Darren and JJ both broadcasting from home. We don't have any Premier League action to preview, however the pair will be looking at how the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to disrupt the world of football. They are joined by West Ham first-team coach Kevin Nolan - who reveals what has been going on inside the Premier League during this uncertain time. From a player’s perspective, Bournemouth left-back Charlie Daniels talks about how he's dealing with the current situation and hear how Leyton Orient are making the best out of what is a difficult situation, by getting professional players globally to participate in a FIFA tournament.
March 19, 2020
Mark Chapman is joined by Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and John Murray to discuss the news that the English football suspension has been further postponed until at least 30th April. They're also joined by Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray to see what training is like whilst social distancing.
March 18, 2020
Gary Lineker makes a guest appearance on the Football Daily podcast to give us an update on what he, Ian Wright and Alan Shearer have been up to since Match of the Day has been off of our TV screens. Match of the Day: Top 10 is a new podcast, exclusively on BBC Sounds. You can listen to the first episode on Premier League captains here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p086w1p3
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