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The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, running four times a week throughout the Premier League season.
Hosted by Mark Chapman and featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive news from behind the scenes at your club.

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The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, running four times a week throughout the Premier League season.
Hosted by Mark Chapman and featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive news from behind the scenes at your club.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    What English football’s day of shame means for 2030 World Cup bid

    What English football’s day of shame means for 2030 World Cup bid

    Dan Bardell is joined by The Athletic's Matt Slater & Oli Kay discuss the horrendous scenes at Wembley stadium ahead of the EURO 2020 final that saw fans clash with stewards and police as they attempted to break through gates for Sunday's historic sporting occasion.
    As Uefa open disciplinary proceedings into security breaches & Chair of DCMS select committee, Julian Knight MP, writes to FA demanding answers could this scupper England's chances of hosting the World Cup in 2030?
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    • 34 min
    EURO 2020 Final: England beaten on penalties..again

    EURO 2020 Final: England beaten on penalties..again

    Dan Bardell is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes and The Athletic’s Carl Anka & Jack Pitt-Brooke to react to a heartbreaking evening for England as they beaten by Italy in the final of EURO 2020 at Wembley.
    There is plenty of positives to discuss both on and off the pitch, but equally the panel reflects on the behaviour of some England fans and ask if Gareth Southgate got the big decisions wrong after getting so much right through the tournament.
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    • 38 min
    Preview - EURO 2020 Final - England v Italy

    Preview - EURO 2020 Final - England v Italy

    Host Dan Bardell is joined by David Preece plus from The Athletic, Oli Kay & Jack Pitt-Brooke to preview England v Italy in the final of EURO 2020.
    They are also joined by The Athletic's Italian writer James Horncastle.
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    • 39 min
    ENGLAND REACH EURO 2020 FINAL

    ENGLAND REACH EURO 2020 FINAL

    Dan Bardell reflects on England reaching the final of a major tournament for the first time since 1966. Alongside Dan - Flo Lloyd Hughes and The Athletic’s Carl Anka who were both at Wembley last night.
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    • 52 min
    EURO 2020: England v Denmark Preview

    EURO 2020: England v Denmark Preview

    Dan Bardell is joined by Flo Lloyd Hughes & The Athletic's Jack Pitt-Brooke to preview England's semi final against Denmark.
    Dan is also joined by for Denmark international Martin Laursen who explains the way the Danes will approach the game at Wembley and how his national side have gone some way in bringing the nation together.
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    • 45 min
    Mailbag: Should England make changes for semi-final?

    Mailbag: Should England make changes for semi-final?

    Host Dan Bardell is joined by Lynsey Hooper, David Ornstein & Carl Anka to answer questions from listeners looking ahead to England's semi-final at EURO 2020.
    Should Gareth Southgate make changes? Is reaching a semi-final a success and a progression or is winning the trophy the only acceptable outcome for England from here?
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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

MossE27 ,

Chappers...what a hero

One of the best pods out there if you’re a bit of a footie nerd. The pod gives a fantastic insight into the inner workings of footie, the additional banter from Chappers is what makes it even better! Thanks guys 👍🏼👍🏼

alberta gooner ,

Listen to the Ornacle!

A great listen for people who want solid information from one of the best-sourced reporters in European football. Chappers is a great host and there’s some excellent pundits from The Athletic’s stable who make regular appearances. The Business of Sport podcast is also on this feed and also worth a listen. Thoroughly enjoyed the recent episode on the City Football Group that featured Matt Slater and a couple of fantastic guests.

arsenal dumping on the loo ,

Came for the Ornstein memes, stayed for the content

Great insight into the mechanisms of the transfer market and the roles agents hold. Ornstein as always is a consummate professional (and the source of many memes on Twitter).

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