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BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers.

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    • 3.9 • 20 Ratings

BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers.

    Has football got the will to tackle two of its biggest problems, dementia and racism?

    Has football got the will to tackle two of its biggest problems, dementia and racism?

    Mike Calvin, John Cross and Jordan Jarrett Bryan are joined by Anton Ferdinand in a special edition of the Football Writers' podcast. They discuss Anton's documentary about racism in the game, and respond to the worrying news that Raul Jiminez has fractured his skull. Will football fulfil its duty of care?
     
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    Does Diego Maradona deserve to be remembered as The Greatest?

    Does Diego Maradona deserve to be remembered as The Greatest?

    Mike Calvin, who covered the Hand of God game in Mexico in 1986, is joined by Miguel Delaney, Glenn Moore and Ade Oladipo in a special edition, commemorating the life and times of Diego Maradona. They reflect on his genius, consider how he would fare in the modern game, and name their choices as the greatest footballer of all time.
     
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    • 56 min
    Will Jose Mourinho teach Jurgen Klopp a trick or two this season?

    Will Jose Mourinho teach Jurgen Klopp a trick or two this season?

    Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Art de Roche weigh up the managerial reputations of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp. They see Chelsea as title challengers, believe Lionel Messi is an avoidable distraction for Manchester City, and draw parallels between goalscoring problems suffered by Manchester United and Arsenal. 
     
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    • 52 min
    Who will prevail in the grind of this, the hardest season?

    Who will prevail in the grind of this, the hardest season?

    Mike Calvin, Miguel Delaney and Dominic Fifield analyse Liverpool's capacity to overcome injuries and infections. They praise Brendan Rodgers, dwell on the promise of Mason Mount and look forward to the measured return of crowds. Speaking before news of Pep Guardiola's new City contract, they also examine the challenges facing the Manchester clubs.
     
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    • 51 min
    Will the season be decided by the extreme demands on players?

    Will the season be decided by the extreme demands on players?

    Mike Calvin, Glenn Moore and Richard Amofa analyse the consequences of a crowded season. They hail women's football weekend, envisage Arsene Wenger as FA chairman, and predict a revolution in recruitment. 
     
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    • 51 min
    Can Leicester shock the football world once more?

    Can Leicester shock the football world once more?

    Mike Calvin, Anne Marie Batson and Dominic Fifield assess Leicester's chances of repeating their 2016 title triumph. They suspect Liverpool and Manchester City will reassert themselves, but praise the progress made by Southampton, Spurs and Chelsea. International football, though, is becoming difficult to justify.
     
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    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Jecomprend ,

No self-respecting Football

Supporter would listen to a podcast with a Sun journo on it.
Otherwise this pod is quite decent.

Total eclipse of the *un.
Peace!!!

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