The Beautiful Game spoken about in a beautiful way.
We dissect topical debates circulating the beautiful game and give our own unique spin on match analysis, stimulating grammar and in-depth research with uncommon banter to get our points across. We always try to get fans and special guests from a wide array of clubs including our resident correspondent from Spain to come on to the show and debate all things the beautiful game with us.
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I Hope That Mikel Arteta Gets The Time That He Needs - Per Mertesacker
The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 114 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW PER MERTESACKER - We discussed the career of #Arsenal Legend and now academy manager Per #Mertesacker with the man himself. We spoke about his current role, being a leader, Mikel #Arteta and the pressure of being at Arsenal, this summers transfer recruitment, working closely with Edu, Seeing the Hale End boys shine, Arse + much more. #TBGPOD
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EPISODE WAS RECORED BEFORE THE NORWICH GAME
0:00 TBG Intro
0:15 Guest Intro
2:24 Per defines his role at Arsenal
4:24 How does it feel to see the Hale End boys doing so well?
6:20 Do you have a quota to bring through a specific amount of young players?
9:45 How do you develop footballers as people? (eg social media)
13:40 Do you see this role as a natural progression in your career?
17:22 What type of character were you in the dressing room?
21:35 Do you still get the bug to play football?
24:40 What do you make of the transfer window and the current situation at Arsenal?
27:48 What qualities does Mikel Arteta bring to the table?
31:55 How closely do you work with Edu?
35:15 What do you think of Arsenal's summer transfer window? What do you have to say to the Arsenal fans that are not buying into the vision?
39:40 Are the current crop of players good enough to get you into the top4?
41:34 What do you have to say to fans that don't trust the process?
44:00 What is the succession plan at the club? (Buj references Leicester)
47:13 How do you know when a player is ready for the first team?
49:45 How was your time as Assistant Manager when you were working with Freddie?
51:57 What did you think of the ESL?
53:32 What do you think of key figures behind the scenes leaving the football club - do AFC still have that identity?
55:42 Tell us about Per the man
I'm Trying To Get Ready For The Season So I Can Hit The Ground Running - Nathan Tella
The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 114 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW NATHAN TELLA - We discussed the career of #Southampton youngster Nathan #Tella with the man himself. We discussed: breaking through at Southampton, being rejected by Arsenal, Ralph #Hasenhuttl, the impact his dad has had on his career, life outside of foot all+ much more. #TBGPOD
0:00 TBG Intro
0:15 Guest introduction
2:25 How have you spent the off season?
4:28 Nathan taking us back to the beginning of his journey
7:32 How do you deal with rejection? (Dej to Nathan)
9:23 How supportive were you parents?
11:24 When did you realise that you can become a professional footballer?
12:25 Have you always been a winger/wide forward?
14:04 Nathan on his favourite position
14:35 What other clubs did you trail/train with?
20:00 How do you take the next step to break into the Southampton first team?
21:18 How important was Radhi Jaidi in your development?
23:15 How is the academy environment?
25:15 More insight into breaking into the Southampton first team and making Saints debut
29:26 Talk to us about Ralph Hasenhuttl and how improvement have the senior players (James Ward-Prowse and Danny Ings) been?
31:40 Who has surprised you in training?
32:33 How does it feel to play with your idol Theo Walcott? How was it to assist Theo and to score your first EPL goal?
35:16 How proud is your dad of your achievements?
36:23 What is your phone saying after you score your first goal (lots of LOL)
38:00 What's next for Nathan Tella?
39:22 Are you doing anything outside of football to keep performing?
40:24 What is training like? JWP hitting crossbars for fun?
41:13 Who is the dressing room clown and who bangs the tunes in the changing room?
42:05 Who has the best dress sense in the camp?
43:07 Where is your head out in regards to your international future
43:44 How do you switch off from football?
45:05 What's next for Nathan Tella?
45:50 How do you manage your friendship group?
47:50 Quick fire question to Nathan
51:34 Closing remarks
That Was The Day That I Fell In Love With Rangers Football Club! - Leon Balogun
The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 112 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW LEON BALOGUN - We discussed the career of #Rangers defender Leon #Balogun with the man himself. We discussed: winning the SPL with Rangers, going invincible, the influence of Steven #Gerrard and Mick Beale, working under Graham Potter at Brighton, a deep dive into Nigeria + much more #TBGPOD
0:00 TBG Intro
0:15 Guest welcome
1:32 Talk to us about winning the league with Rangers
2:40 How difficult was it to stay focused after the creating a massive gap early on?
4:55 How is it dealing with the mental pressure of playing for Rangers?
8:07 How was it when you got the call from Stevie G?
12:35 Was there pressure trying to achieve an invincible SPL season?
15:33 Talk to us about Michael Beale (Rangers first team coach)
19:13 What is the dynamic between the Rangers coaching staff?
20:16 How good is Joe Aribo?
22:37 Slavia Prague and the racism incident
26:03 How was it working with Graham Potter at Brighton
31:19 Why did you not fit in at Brighton?
35:00 What happens behinds the scenes when you're frozen out by a club?
37:25 Yves Bissouma ALERT!! Can he play for a top club (Linked with Liverpool & Arsenal)
40:00 Talk to us about Nigeria "The Super Eagles"
43:33 Dealing with the pressure that comes with playing for Nigeria
45:00 What needs to change in Nigeria? The politics and the outside noise
50:28 What is you go to Nigerian meal?
52:00 Why is mentoring and other initiatives so important to Leon?
54:00 Quick fire questions from Dot & Dej
57:03 Final message to the Rangers faithful
57:37 Closing remarks and final thoughts
My Agent Has Had Talks With Leeds, I Think It's All Positive. I Do Love It At Leeds - Tyler Roberts
The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 111 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW TYLER ROBERTS - We discussed the career of #Leeds United youngster Tyler Roberts with the man himself. We discussed breaking through at Leeds, Marcelo Bielsa, playing with Kalvin Phillips and Patrick Bamford, representing Wales, Ryan Giggs, life outside of football + much more. #TBGPOD
SPECIAL GUEST= Tyler Roberts
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Why Harry Kane Needs To Leave Spurs
The Beautiful Game Podcast- Episode 110 - Why Harry Kane Needs To Leave Spurs - We discussed the cup final between Manchester City and Spurs, we spoke about the decline of Spurs and their poor performance at Wembley, the timing of the Jose Mourinho's sacking, why Harry Kane needs to leave Spurs + much more #TBGPOD
The Trait Of A Top Manager Is About Being Approachable - Cameron Jerome
The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 109 - INTERVIEW CAMERON JEROME - We discussed the career of Cameron #Jerome with the man himself. We spoke about his time at MK Dons, playing in the Premier League, racism in football and what he’s doing to prolong his career + much more. #TBGPOD
Special Guest = Cameron Jerome
Good listen 👊🏼 Proper interesting hearing how these young London boys made it.
Awesome series top work guys. Great guests, good questions and Jamie O’Hara what an absolute legend!! So much respect for that guy.
Top Quality Football Podcast
TBG Podcast consistently has really interesting guests. Dej, Dot and Buj know exactly the right questions to ask to create compelling content.
A must listen.