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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!

    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
    Who stays and who goes? Transfer woes for Everton and Leeds?

    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?

    • 33 min
    Get to know the Lionesses

    Get to know the Lionesses

    Juliette Ferrington is joined by ex-England goalie Siobhan Chamberlain and commentator Vicki Sparks at the Lionesses’ Euro 2022 media day at St. George’s Park. Captain Leah Williamson reveals her favourite biscuit and which celebrity she’d like to room with. Hear from Rachel Daly on her love of both defending and scoring goals. Millie Bright and Ellie Roebuck spill the tea on Sarina Wiegman’s management style. Fran Kirby sheds light on managing her fatigue issue. Demi Stokes talks about life with her new-born baby. Ellen White isn’t happy about being called ‘worst-dressed’. Will Ella Toone sing for the podcast? And will Siobhan forgive Jill Scott for being late to her wedding?

    8:26 – Rachel Daly,
    13:10 – Leah Williamson,
    20:38 – Millie Bright & Ellie Roebuck,
    25:32 – Fran Kirby,
    29:50 – Demi Stokes,
    34:18 – Ellen White,
    39:35 – Ella Toone,
    45:50 – Jill Scott.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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3.4K Ratings

3.4K Ratings

BrianWade4 ,

Episode on 13 March

Nigel Reo-Coker refers to Putin as a “gentleman” and the sanctions on Chelsea arising because of something “not to everyone’s tastes”.

Offensive if he meant it.

Or not intelligent enough to do a podcast if he “misspoke” as is the modern excuse.

Leon Wilde ,

Micah Richards

Micah Richards (sigh)...just awful. Still talks about his difficult moments in picking up a pay check for not doing a lot at Villa, even when they almost went bankrupt. Retired the day after his contract ended but wants sympathy. Oh.

Please don’t have him on the MNC next season. He’s not funny and once you take that away, there’s not a lot left.

Optom99 ,

The Monday Night Club

Thank you for creating the Monday night club show. I have been a fan from day one. The team of Mark, Chris, Rory and Micah are fantastic. They all bring something to the table and I learn something new every week. There is a tremendous chemistry between the four of them and their banter always makes me laugh. I was really sad when Ian left but Micah has been a revelation. He may not be as insightful as Rory or Chris but his humour and positive energy is infectious. I really hope the BBC can keep this team together as they make my Mondays so much better. Thank you.

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