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The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!

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The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!

    Botman begins for Toon and what next for Everton?

    Botman begins for Toon and what next for Everton?

    Ben Haines returns in the company of former Everton and Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell and The Daily Telegraph’s Luke Edwards.

    Newcastle United have rarely been out of the back page headlines since their Saudi takeover - and it isn’t just today’s £30 million signing of Sven Botman that has got people talking. The Magpies unveiled their new third kit which bears a strong resemblance to the Saudi Arabia national team strip. Luke Edwards isn’t sitting on the fence about it!

    What does the summer hold in store for Everton? Matt Jones of the Blue Room Podcast joins to talk about Richarlison’s potential exit, and what his fellow Blues should expect in the 22/23 season.

    As clubs return for pre-season training - how much has changed since Kevin Campbell’s day? How much dispensation did clubs give for being overweight? And how did Everton’s senior players react when 16-year-old Wayne Rooney turned up for pre-season back in 2002?


    01:42 - What happens in pre-season?
    04:20 - Kevin Campbell on 16-year-old Wayne Rooney in pre-season
    06:15 - Newcastle United’s incomings
    12:40 - Newcastle new kit controversy.
    18:55 - Matt Jones from the Blue Room Podcast joins to talk all things Everton
    28:20 - Kevin Campbell on Arsenal signing Gabriel Jesus

    • 32 min
    Lukaku’s Inter warning & Bale’s LAst dance?

    Lukaku’s Inter warning & Bale’s LAst dance?

    Ben Haines is joined by Reading striker Natasha Dowie and former Premier League defender Stephen Kelly to discuss the latest Premier League transfers.

    On the agenda is Gareth Bale's move to the MLS - is this the perfect World Cup preparation?

    Harry Symeou from the podcast Simply Serie A joins to discuss the warning dealt by Inter Milan fans to Romelu Lukaku as he prepares to re-join the club he left 12 months ago.

    Plus, the panel go through the latest transfer reports, including Arsenal closing in on Gabriel Jesus, a permanent move for Jesse Lingard to West Ham and a possible tug of war for Richarlison.


    01'00 Gareth Bale to the MLS

    07'20 Romelu Lukaku back to Inter Milan, with Harry Symeou

    18'00 Arsenal closing in on Gabriel Jesus - Raphinha next?

    24'00 Other transfers, including Richarlison and Jesse Lingard

    • 33 min
    All About van Basten

    All About van Basten

    Steve Crossman is joined by triple Ballon d'Or winner Marco van Basten for a Euro Leagues special. He won six league titles, two European Cups and the Euros but Marco van Basten wishes he had retired earlier. He discusses meeting his idol Johan Cruyff as a teenager and scoring his most famous goal in the Euro 88 final. But he missed two seasons trying to fight back from his ankle injury and now cannot even kick a ball.

    • 43 min
    Alex Scott: The Future of Women's Football

    Alex Scott: The Future of Women's Football

    Former England international Alex Scott looks at the explosion in popularity of women’s football and asks what the future holds for the game she loves. Women’s football is the fastest growing female sport in the world. With wages on the rise and multi-million pound broadcasting deals being agreed, this summer’s European Championships in England are set to be a watershed moment for the game. Traveling to Barcelona, Alex witnesses a seminal moment in the sport’s history as a world-record 91,000 people pack the Nou Camp for the women’s Champions League match between Barcelona and Real Madrid.

    Keen to know if that growth is sustainable, Alex seeks the views of some of the sport’s biggest names such as Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes and England Lionesses captain Leah Williamson. Alex hears how Reading’s WSL player, Emma Mitchell, is juggling being a new mum and a top-flight footballer, with maternity rights only recently being introduced for players.
    Meeting other Women’s Super League players, Alex learns about the challenges they still face, exploring the lack of diversity in the women’s game and the ongoing issues with social media abuse.

    This is a pivotal time for women’s football and in order to find out if the game she loves is in safe hands, Alex flies to Switzerland to speak to Uefa and travels around the UK, meeting experts across the industry, including agents, investors, international stars and former players, to hear how far the game has come – and look at its incredible potential for the future.

    • 41 min
    Magic Mead helps demolish the Dutch

    Magic Mead helps demolish the Dutch

    Join Kelly Somers for reaction to England’s 5-1 friendly win over the Netherlands alongside Reading striker Natasha Dowie, ex-Scotland winger Pat Nevin, the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards and commentator Vicki Sparks. Hear from England boss Sarina Wiegman and super-sub Beth Mead. Also hear from Scotland manager Pedro Martinez Losa after his side thumped Ukraine 4-0 to all but seal a place in the Women's World Cup play-offs. BBC Radio Derby’s Chris Coles and Derby fan Blake Fallows join the pod after Wayne Rooney quit the Rams. The panel have their say on Manchester City agreeing a £45m deal for Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips. And hear from Vincent Kompany in his first press conference since becoming Burnley boss.

    1:05 – England,
    14:08 – Scotland,
    16:33 - Future of women’s football,
    19:06 – Wayne Rooney,
    25:10 – Kalvin Phillips,
    27:50 – Vincent Kompany.

    • 34 min
    Could Chelsea sink without Marina?

    Could Chelsea sink without Marina?

    With Chelsea owner Todd Boehly reportedly acting as the club’s Sporting Director on a temporary basis are we in for an unpredictable summer at Stamford Bridge? Are transfers between the Premier League’s ‘Big 6’ going to become the norm? And how many managers are beginning the new season under more pressure than Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa? They’re all questions for Don Hutchison and Julien Laurens on this episode of the Football Daily. Plus, BBC Sport’s Emma Sanders drops in to give us the lowdown on England ahead of their match against the Netherlands as Euro 2022 prep continues.


    00:48 - Quickfire transfer gossip
    06:20 - Lionesses v Netherlands friendly and Euro 2022 prep
    15:03 - Marina Granovskaia's Chelsea departure
    24:00 - Are transfers between the 'Big 6' going to become the norm?
    28:26 - Scrutiny on Steven Gerrard at Aston Villa?

    • 37 min

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Great show as always but no air time for Fulhams first win ☹️☹️

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Great Listen

Excellent insight into World Cup news! Good to hear a Boro lad on the radio too Ste Crossman UTB

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