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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
Who stays and who goes? Transfer woes for Everton and Leeds?
Aaron Paul is joined by Nigel Reo-Coker and Natasha Dowie to take a look at the latest transfer speculation. Sadio Mane has been unveiled at Bayern Munich so the panel break down how Jurgen Klopp takes Liverpool forward without him before moving onto chat about the futures of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison at Everton. Similarly Leeds’ assets Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips are up for discussion so Leeds fan Micky joins the podcast to take a look at what Jesse Marsch’s squad will look like next season. Finally we dip into the Championship to look at the problems at Burnley and ask whether Cardiff really can sign Gareth Bale.
01:52 – Mane signs for Bayern
07:20 – Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison’s future at Everton
15:12 - Raphinha and Kalvin Phillips’ future at Leeds.
24:56 – Burnley in for a tough summer?
30:30 – Gareth Bale to Cardiff?
Great show as always but no air time for Fulhams first win ☹️☹️
Excellent insight into World Cup news! Good to hear a Boro lad on the radio too Ste Crossman UTB