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The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, with Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell hosting Monday to Friday throughout the season.
Featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Matt Slater and many others, it is the ultimate place to get the inside track on the biggest stories and news, insight and analysis from your club.

The Athletic Football Podcast The Athletic Football

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The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, with Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell hosting Monday to Friday throughout the season.
Featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Matt Slater and many others, it is the ultimate place to get the inside track on the biggest stories and news, insight and analysis from your club.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Pep's Cancelo Culture: Why Man City sanctioned Bayern Munich loan

    Pep's Cancelo Culture: Why Man City sanctioned Bayern Munich loan

    A PFA Team of the Year regular and an ever-present figure in back-to-back title-winning seasons for Manchester City - So how has Joao Cancelo ended up on loan at Bayern Munich, just hours before the January transfer window closes? Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Sam Lee and Pol Ballus to explain...
    A burning desire to start every game and a history of flare-ups with coaching staff, our panel reveal a sense of inevitability about Cancelo's Man City exit. Plus, why Pep Guardiola's ruthless streak is significant, the difficulties of trying to manage a 'super-squad', how likely a return to the Etihad is this summer and why Bayern Munich were so quick to pounce.

    Produced by Adonis Pratsides
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    • 39 min
    Ornstein on transfers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs & more

    Ornstein on transfers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs & more

    Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's David Ornstein to detail what could happen in the final hours of the January transfer window.

    They discuss Arsenal's move for Moises Caicedo, Chelsea's bid to sign Enzo Fernandez, and Spurs failed bid for Pedro Porro plus plenty more.

    The Athletic's Andy Naylor reveals the names Brighton are lining up even if and when Caicedo leaves.
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    • 33 min
    Weekend Preview: Premier League title showdown dress rehearsal, Leeds out to avoid upset & Liverpool plan Brighton revenge mission

    Weekend Preview: Premier League title showdown dress rehearsal, Leeds out to avoid upset & Liverpool plan Brighton revenge mission

    Dan Bardell is joined by George Elek as well as The Athletic's Tim Spiers and Rich Amofa as the FA Cup Fourth Round sees the first clash of the Premier League's top two this season.
    As well as looking ahead to Man City v Arsenal the panel also pick out Accrington Stanley v Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur's visit to Preston North End.
    Liverpool's return to Brighton two weeks on from losing 3-0 down on the south coast is also analysed ahead of picking out which ties to keep an eye on in the Fourth Round with a number of EFL sides hoping to spring a suprise.
    Produced by Guy Clarke
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    • 46 min
    Transfer window loopholes & FFP explained

    Transfer window loopholes & FFP explained

    Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater & Dan Sheldon look at how the huge spending in this January transfer window by Premier League clubs compared to the rest of European Football. 
    Is Financial Fair Play - world football’s attempt at financial self-regulation - creating an unfair playing field that sees Leeds United spend more on one player than all clubs in La Liga & Serie A combined. 
    How are FFP rules affecting the recruitment policy at clubs across Europe & what are the loopholes being jumped through to gain a competitive advantage during the current transfer window
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    • 40 min
    Salah’s slump: A cause or symptom of Liverpool’s problems?

    Salah’s slump: A cause or symptom of Liverpool’s problems?

    It's been three league games since Mohamed Salah had a shot on target, never mind a goal, and questions are popping up around the Egyptian's form. But what is it down to? Is it the loss of team mate Sadio Mane? Is his new contract weighing heavy on him? Or is he a symptom of a wider issue at Liverpool?
    Alongside Mark Chapman to answer those questions and dive into the data around Liverpool's star striker are James Pearce and Duncan Alexander

    Produced by Abi Paterson
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    • 33 min
    Everton sack Frank Lampard... What next for both?

    Everton sack Frank Lampard... What next for both?

    What more could Frank Lampard have done at Everton? Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Everton writer Patrick Boyland and Chelsea correspondent Liam Twomey to see if after failing at two Premier League clubs, a worrying pattern is emerging for Lampard the manager...
    The panel explore various similarities and differences between how things unravelled for Frank at both Everton and Chelsea, as well as, whether Everton need a 'firefighter' or a 'project' manager next and why it probably shouldn't be ex-Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa.

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

rat bag 87 ,

Love it... but I am an arsenal fan.

Ornstein is king with the info... though if you were a west brom fan or Brighton etc... what do they get from this podcast on the reg?

Ollieflower12345 ,

Awesome

Great insight into many football topical. Love the preview pod and betting tips. If you have a gambling problem seek help and hope you get better.

Milesper ,

Impossible to listen to

I rate the Athletic but with 55,000 children already addicted to gambling in the UK, it is indefensible to be promoting a bookmaker through podcast content disguised as football insight or journalism.
A stain on your reputation.

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