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Record crowds, derby days & Arsenal extend lead
On this episode of the Football Daily the focus is all on the Women’s Super League. Vicki Sparks is joined by former England international Anita Asante and editor of She Kicks magazine, Jen O’Neill as they reflect on a record breaking day at the Emirates, as Arsenal extend their lead at the top of the table after beating Tottenham 4-0 in front of a record WSL crowd.
They hear from Arsenal boss, Jonas Eidevall and the WSL’s all-time leading scorer, Vivianne Miedema after she got two in the back of the net in the North London derby. Spurs manager Rehanne Skinner also makes a pod appearance and explains what more her team could have done to stop the Arsenal goal threat.
Chelsea and Manchester City are yet to get a win so far this season – they face each other on Sunday. The panel get the thoughts from Emma Hayes and Gareth Taylor ahead of that match. And it’s a weekend of derby matches as the Merseyside derby returns – it’s the first one since 2019 as Liverpool host Everton at Anfield. Vicki, Anita and Jen get analysis from both camps and try to make some predictions.
1’00 – Analysis of Arsenal against Tottenham.
4’50 – Jonas Eidevall interview with George Cummins.
8’00 – Vivianne Miedema interview and Arsenal focus.
10’30 – Spurs chat and Rehanne Skinner audio.
12’00 – Chelsea v Manchester City section.
14’00 – Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes audio.
18’00 – Man City boss, Gareth Taylor reaction.
22’18 – Merseyside derby discussion with Brian Sorensen and Matt Beard audio.
27’22 – Aston Villa expectations.
28’05 – Manchester United focus.
Nations League relegation for England as winless run continues
Emma Saunders is joined by former England centre back Matt Upson, Everton winger, Andros Townsend and football correspondent John Murray after England lost 1-0 away to Italy in the Nations League.
This result means England have gone five games without a win, for the first time since 2014, so the panel discuss what went wrong at the San Siro and how do they improve ahead of their final game before the World Cup against Germany on Monday.
They also hear from England manager, Gareth Southgate and defender Harry Maguire makes a pod appearance too.
1’00 – John Murray sums up the game.
3’50 – Front three chat with Andros Townsend.
5’00 – Matt Upson analysis on what went wrong for England.
6’20 – Defensive focus.
7’30 – Jude Bellingham analysis.
10’30 – Eric Dier chat.
16’00 – Gareth Southgate interview with John Murray.
21’00 – Harry Maguire interview.
72+: The managerial merry-go-round
Aaron Paul is joined by Port Vale chair Carol Shanahan and Derby County captain Curtis Davies, on the day that Paul Warne is announced as Liam Rosenior’s successor in the Pride Park dugout. We get the inside take from Curtis and assess the qualities that Warne will bring as a head coach from a Rotherham fan. With so many managers coming and going across the EFL, Carol shares an owner’s perspective on what it takes to make that crunch decision at board level. And with all the change comes a bit of calm, as we chat to Gareth Ainsworth on the week he marks 10 years as Wycombe Wanderers boss.
Wales on the brink & Kane's OneLove armband
Join Emma Saunders for on-the-whistle reaction to Belgium 2-1 Wales in the Nations League and a look ahead to England’s trip to Italy. Hear from ex-Wales defenders James Collins and Neil Taylor and catch interviews with goalscorers Kieffer Moore and Kevin de Bruyne. Then, former England defender Matt Upson and our football correspondent John Murray join the pod from Milan to supply interviews with Gareth Southgate and Harry Kane.
0:30 – Wales reaction,
3:05 – Kevin de Bruyne interview,
13:55 – Kieffer Moore interview,
18:05 – England preview,
19:50 – Gareth Southgate interview.
29:00 – Harry Kane interview.
Scotland go top & Grealish defends Southgate
Join Kelly Cates for on-the-whistle reaction to Scotland’s 3-0 win at home to Ukraine, which leaves the Scots top of Nations League Group B1. Hear from Scotland boss Steve Clarke, commentator Ian Dennis, ex-Scotland internationals James McFadden and Pat Nevin, and Scottish football reporter Roddy Forsyth. Get the latest from the England camp as Jack Grealish speaks to the media. And Gareth Bale, James Collins and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball have their say ahead of Wales’ trip to Belgium.
0:09 – Scotland reaction,
10:40 – Steve Clarke clip,
15:20 – Jack Grealish & England,
20:15 – Wales preview.
Euro Leagues: The big Jordi Cruyff interview
Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined by Guillem Balague, Julian Laurens and James Horncastle as they hear from the new Barcelona sporting director Jordi Cruyff in an exclusive interview. They discuss what impact the club’s former player will have at Camp Nou, a busy summer window in Catalonia and how they can maintain their spending model. The team also focus on the racism directed towards Brazilian forward Vinicius Jr. during the Madrid derby and ask what more can be done to tackle the issue within the Spanish game? And with Graham Potter’s successor confirmed at Brighton, the panel assess what impact the former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk manager Roberto de Zerbi can have on the Premier League.
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