431 episodes

The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, running four times a week throughout the Premier League season.
Hosted by Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell, featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Matt Slater 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 Dan Bardell, featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Matt Slater 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

    Hasenhuttl's Grip on Saints & Gamble on Youth

    Hasenhuttl's Grip on Saints & Gamble on Youth

    Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Southampton writer Jacob Tanswell and Flo Lloyd-Hughes, to explore the huge gamble the club's new owners are taking on young talent - despite mounting concerns over Premier League relegation and manager Ralph Hasenhutll's job... 
    The panel detail and discuss the new profile of player being targeted by the club and why new Head of Recruitment, Joe Shields, is the right man for the right time. Plus, what it's like to actually play for Hasenhuttl, why a tactical shift has dented his popularity among supporters and what the last few years have done to his once glowing reputation on the continent.
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    • 40 min
    How Brentford demolished Manchester United

    How Brentford demolished Manchester United

    Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Adam Crafton & Jay Harris - who were both at Gtech Community Stadium on Saturday - to explain how Brentford blew Manchester United away.
    Hear details from both clubs as to how they prepared and the fallout out behind-the-scenes at United featuring a an extra running session , strained relations and Ten Hag changing his mind on Ronaldo.
    We also get a report from The Athletic's Spanish writer Dermot Corrigan as he left Camp Nou on Saturday after Barcelona’s frantic week to register their new signings for their season opener.
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    • 33 min
    Weekend preview: Gerrard v Lampard 2.0, Brentford’s Great Dane, and finisher-less Chelsea take on Spurs

    Weekend preview: Gerrard v Lampard 2.0, Brentford’s Great Dane, and finisher-less Chelsea take on Spurs

    Dan Bardell, Tim Spiers and George Elek preview the best of the weekend's Premier League action as Gerrard prepares to take on Lampard.
    Is Stevie G missing Mick Beale? Do Chelsea have everything to lose against Spurs? And will somebody hit 40 goals in the Premier League this season?
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    • 47 min
    Are Spurs turning into Juventus-on-Thames?

    Are Spurs turning into Juventus-on-Thames?

    Mark Chapman is joined by Jack Pitt Brooke and James Horncastle to discuss the peculiarly sensible transfer dealings of Tottenham Hotspur and what has caused Daniel Levy to rip up his playbook.
    In the pod hear about the triumvirate of Levy-Conte-Paratici and how the Italian duo have influenced Levy for this transfer window. James tells us about Conte and Paratici's history at Juventus and the developing relationship Spurs are forming with Serie A. Whilst Jack gives insight on why exactly the stadium is also key to Spurs' development - and why in particular Lady Gaga is an aid to it all too.
    All that plus a little bit on United - because it wouldn't be The Athletic Football Podcast without it would it?
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    • 37 min
    Why is the World Cup start date changing again?

    Why is the World Cup start date changing again?

    Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Matt Slater & Joey D’Urso to discuss the news that FIFA is set to move the start date of the World Cup one day earlier so that host nation Qatar can play the first match.
    The panel discuss why the decision is only being take now, the current state of preparations for the World Cup in Qatar and also what the fan experience might be like for supporters given the countries' human rights record.
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    • 27 min
    Rodgers, Fofana, Maddison & Leicester's Curious Summer Transfer Window

    Rodgers, Fofana, Maddison & Leicester's Curious Summer Transfer Window

    Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Leicester writer Rob Tanner and Stuart James, to explore Leicester's bemusing inactivity in this summer's transfer window so far... The reality behind the widespread statistic that the Foxes remain the only top-flight European side yet to make a summer signing, Brendan Rodgers' frustrations and Chelsea's very public pursuit of Wesley Fofana.
    Plus, the panel explore the smaller margin for error in the transfer market, for Premier League clubs like Leicester, their recruitment strategy, hope yet for Boubakary Soumare, Maddison and Tielemans' futures and what would constitute success this season?
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    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
504 Ratings

504 Ratings

Nikki K.O. ,

Excellent but I can’t listen to Dan Bardell

Really enjoy the majority of the episodes, unfortunately I have to skip the episodes with Dan Bardell, I can’t listen to him I’m afraid - flat droning is unlistenable… everything else excellent!

justanotherappreview ,

Smart guests, superb hosts

Always a good listen. Smart and insightful guests and fantastic hosts. Especially want to give a shout out to Dan Bardell. He’s got a great sense of humour and always keeps the guests on their toes. Also nice to hear a Brummie accent when so much football podcasting is dominated by Southern voices!

Lexlogie ,

Newcastle Utd

Not sure Dan likes Newcastle???
I’m sure they play this weekend but no mention or preview?????
Strange

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