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BT Sport brings you closer to the heart of the game with Michael Calvin's Football People, The weekly podcast features the best writers, addressing the biggest issues, and an in depth interview, conducted by the host, an award winning author and journalist.
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Michael Calvin's Football People BT Sport

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    • 3.7 • 388 Ratings

BT Sport brings you closer to the heart of the game with Michael Calvin's Football People, The weekly podcast features the best writers, addressing the biggest issues, and an in depth interview, conducted by the host, an award winning author and journalist.
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    Joey Barton - The strains and sacrifices of football management

    Joey Barton - The strains and sacrifices of football management

    Mike Calvin, Lucy Ward and David Preece dwell on the pressure of management in the latest edition of the Football People podcast. They respond to an in-depth conversation with Joey Barton, which touches on the strains of living away from home in a notoriously insecure profession.
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    • 58 min
    Professor Simon Chadwick - Football Will Never Be The Same Again

    Professor Simon Chadwick - Football Will Never Be The Same Again

    Michael Calvin gets a dispiriting glimpse into football's future from Professor Simon Chadwick, his latest guest on the Football People podcast. In addition to reviewing the Champions League, Miguel Delaney and Seb Stafford Bloor discuss the growing influence of Gulf states and the business principles of US investors on the global game.
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    • 56 min
    Andy Holt - Rich Men, Poor Men

    Andy Holt - Rich Men, Poor Men

    Michael Calvin is joined by John Cross and Anne Marie Batson to discuss the fallout from the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, and Chelsea's move to replace him with Graham Potter. Michael finds an instructive contrast in the approach of Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt, his special guest on the latest edition of the Football People podcast.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Stuart Webber - Striking Out for the Summit

    Stuart Webber - Striking Out for the Summit

    Michael Calvin is joined by Stuart Webber, Norwich's Sporting Director, who is preparing to climb Mount Everest. He talks about the "blessing and the curse" of being a yo-yo club, and his vision for the future of the game in general. Paul Hayward and Richard Amofa discuss the influence of Sporting Directors, and also analyse the winners and losers in the summer transfer window.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Alan Redmond - The global search for young talent

    Alan Redmond - The global search for young talent

    Michael Calvin is joined by Alan Redmond, Global Head of Football for Roc Nation, to discuss the transfer market, and the global search for the best young footballers. Jonathan Northcroft and Dominic Fifield also appear in the latest Football People podcast, casting their expert eyes on potential winners and losers in the last week of the summer window.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Graham Potter - Money isn't everything

    Graham Potter - Money isn't everything

    Michael Calvin is joined by Graham Potter for a fascinating, far-reaching interview in the latest episode of the Football People Podcast. David Preece and Tony Hodson discuss his impact at Brighton, and the work of a range of coaches, from Antonio Conte to Eddie Howe and Erik Ten Hag.
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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
388 Ratings

388 Ratings

Texprez ,

Ditch the interview

I used to enjoy the original intelligent discussion format of the pod. It was one of the few that avoided the presence of ex-footballers and the associated “banter”. (Tho it did and does include some ex-footballers, to my mind they are journalists-who-used-to-be-footballers which I think is something different and better.) But now the pod has inserted an interview and been cut to once a week I think it’s lost its way. Too much time is devoted to the interview and the discussion of it is, in essence, how the interviewee is such a thoroughly decent chap. And so emotionally intelligent. Perhaps Mike C could spend a (small) amount of time explaining what is “emotional intelligence” and why he is such a fan and then revert the pod to the original format.

Not.happy.with.this.app ,

Gone downhill quickly

Used to be one of my favourite football podcasts last season.
This season they spend 15/20 mins talking about this weeks footy (that’s a combination of a review previous week and preview the upcoming fixtures) then some silly interview that should be a podcast on its own that’s got no relevance to any fixtures whatsoever.
Just seems like something only Michael Calvin would be interested in.
Terribly show now

mr cream dragon ,

Something different!

Think this is great, different and a very bold move. I miss the original but there are so many football discussion podcasts and I love the fact that Michael is trying something new with the interview feature. The guests are diverse, interesting and I found the Webber and Holt episodes unique and fascinating, especially the latter. See people moaning in the reviews that there’s nothing of note “outside the top 6” then people moan when a slightly new format is introduced the focusses on the very stories / people that might not be discussed at length by other podcasts. Genuinely love this, it’s a breath of fresh air and keep up the good work.

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