154 episodes

The Beautiful Game Podcast

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.

Hosts Twitter = @BujTheGooner @LfcNino @Dej_TBG

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The Beautiful Game Podcast The Beautiful Game Podcast

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The Beautiful Game Podcast

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.

Hosts Twitter = @BujTheGooner @LfcNino @Dej_TBG

Get involved in the discussion using the #TBGPOD
Twitter: @Podcast_TBG
Instagram: @pod_tbg

Please leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts. We appreciate all the support and feedback.
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    I Have Spoken To Ivan Toney - Brentford's Psychologist Michael Caulfield

    I Have Spoken To Ivan Toney - Brentford's Psychologist Michael Caulfield

    The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 148 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW MICHAEL CAULFIELD- We discussed the career of Michael #Caulfield with the man himself. We discussed his career in sports, working with Gareth Southgate, the work he has done with Brentford, the early days of his career + much more.
    00:00 Intro
    1:12 Guest intro
    1:40 What do you do?
    2:57 Falling in love with the beautiful game.
    9:07 Pivoting into Football from a horse racing background
    15:10 First client in football
    18:00 Working with Gareth Southgate
    23:38 What does Gareth need to do to take the next step
    28:48 How does it feel hearing Southgate criticism?
    31:08 Current role as Brentford first team psychologist
    37:59 Do you seek out conversation or do you wait for conversation to come to you?
    43:35 How do you improve the mindset of a player?
    50:21 Ivan Toney situation
    57:39 What needs to change for players to get more comfortable?
    1:13:30 Ollie Watkins
    1:17:44 Relationship with Thomas Frank
    1:24:59 Michael’s relationship with mental health
    1:25:55 Has this generation gone soft in terms of mental health
    1:29:02 Gen Z mentality
    1:32:41 Outro

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    It Is My Job To Make Sure Footballers Are Injury Bullet Proof! - Brodie Cousins

    It Is My Job To Make Sure Footballers Are Injury Bullet Proof! - Brodie Cousins

    The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 147 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BRODIE COUSINS - We discussed the career of Brodie #Cousins with the man himself. We discussed working with footballers, starting his business in elite performance, preventing #injury + much more.
    0:00 Intro
    0:32 Guest Intro
    1:55 Who is Brodie Cousins?
    2:36 Brodie's early days
    4:08 What steps did you take to build your strength and conditioning business
    11:35 Were your family supportive?
    13:38 What do you offer to athletes
    16:29 What drills do you perform?
    17:00 How important is it to create a good working environment for your clients?
    19:04 How do you manage your schedule
    21:44 Talk to us about the summer training camp in Dubai?
    25:20 What advice would you give to someone that wants to get into your space?
    27:34 Do you like at anyone else in your space?
    29:38 What are the perks of your job?
    30:18 Talk to us about the yotubers you work with?
    33:50 How is it training iShowSpeed
    37:30 How is it working with Steven Bartlett?
    39:42 What has been your biggest moment
    45:08 Have you spoken to clubs?
    48:38 What is the end goal?
    53:00 Life outside of work
    54:03 Closing remarks

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    • 56 min
    I Almost Quit Football Before Joining Rangers! - Todd Cantwell

    I Almost Quit Football Before Joining Rangers! - Todd Cantwell

    The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 146 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW TODD #CANTWELL - We discussed the career of Todd Cantwell with the man himself. We discussed playing for Norwich, playing in the Premier league, the end of #Norwich career, relationship with ownership, joining #Rangers and working under Mick Beale + much more
    0:00 Intro
    2:02 Guest intro
    2:20 How is Todd doing?
    2:58 How did Todd’s journey start?
    6:27 When did you feel first team was a realistic possibility?
    8:35 Arsenal interest at a young age
    10:20 Dealing with injuries in the academy
    11:38 Making first team debut against Chelsea
    17:00 Mindset of playing in the premier league
    18:40 playing number 10
    19:50 Being the man to replace Maddison at Norwich
    20:56 Memories of beating Manchester City
    22:10 Losing 10 in a row/ poor mentality
    26:40 Interest in Todd after relegation
    29:20 Dominating championship season/ promotion
    31:00 More rumours about Todd’s future
    32:00 Bayern Munich move falling through 
    33:10 Overwhelming nature of attracting interest as a young player
    35:25 Strange relationship dynamic with Stuart Webber
    36:52 Leeds move falling through
    37:51 Did relationship with Norwich become toxic?
    41:11 What was happening behind the scenes?
    47:20 Getting subbed of against Aston Villa
    49:03 How did you get through the situation mentally?
    52:36 Did you escalate issues to Delia Smith?
    53:55 Norwich situation going past the point of return
    55:55 How did Rangers move come about?
    58:32 Gigantic size of Rangers football club
    1:00:00 Working with Michael Beale
    1:04:19 Dressing room after Michael Beale left Rangers
    1:06:06 Challenges of gelling as a new team with 9 signings
    1:09:00 Playing Celtic and PSV in the same week
    1:12:00 Relationship with Rangers fans
    1:13:54 Chris Sutton drama
    1:16:07 Rangers vs Celtic rivalry
    1:18:21 Is Celtic dominance mental?
    1:22:38 Rangers dressing room
    1:24:35 Plenty of football to play
    1:25:11 Plan to be back after international break
    1:26:06 Frank Lampard rumours 
    1:26:42 Life outside of football
    1:31:53 Investments outside of football
    1:32:36 Social media abuse
    1:36:00 Have managers tried to tame you? 
    1:38:03 Drug testing in football
    1:41:51 What does Todd want the rest of his career to look like at the end?
    1:43:39 Guest recommendations
    1:44:57 Outro.

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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Playing For Manchester United Was Crazy! It's The Highlight Of My Career - Demetri Mitchell

    Playing For Manchester United Was Crazy! It's The Highlight Of My Career - Demetri Mitchell

    The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 145 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW DEMETRI MITCHELL - We discussed the career of Demetri #Mitchell with the man himself. We discussed growing up in the #ManchesterUnited Academy, playing for #Exeter. the highlights of career, building his clothing line + much more.
    0:00 Intro
    1:00 Guest Intro
    2:02 Dem opens up on Jamaica
    4:31 Who are you?
    5:44 Take us back to the beginning?
    8:10 Talk to us about growing up in a council estate?
    9:34 When did you realise you had something for football?
    11:03 How was the journey through the Manchester United System?
    14:00 Why did the club give you a new deal?
    14:51 Talk to us about the Manchester United academy
    16:27 What is the cliff?
    17:27 How was your first team debut?
    19:46 How was it under Jose Mourinho
    23:08 How was Paul Pogba?
    25:41 What was the conversation with your dad after making your debut at MUFC?
    26:24 What is the convo with the club after making your debut?
    29:36 Is there anything you would have done differently at United and what happened after your United career?
    38:10 How was it playing for Hearts?
    40:50 Talk to us about Blackpool?
    48:43 How is it when you're on the bench and not starting games?
    50:17 Hibbs chat
    56:23 How was your relationship with Lee Johnson
    1:00:00 Talk to us about the mental battle of recovering from injuries
    1:03:20 How was it joining Exeter?
    1:10:50 Do GxA stats get you to a higher level
    1:12:21 Would you say you're feeling fitter than ever and what's next for you?
    1:14:05 How are the finances in the lower leagues?
    1:19:30 Life outside of football
    1:22:30 How is the drug testing in football?
    1:24:02 Talk to us about Benirclo
    1:33:20 Manchester United chat
    1:36:00 Closing remarks and outro

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    • 1 hr 39 min
    We Went To The Park And Had A Big FIGHT!🥊 - Sébastien Bassong

    We Went To The Park And Had A Big FIGHT!🥊 - Sébastien Bassong

    The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 144 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW SÉBASTIEN BASSONG - We discussed the career of #sébastienbassong the man himself. We discussed life in retirement, #harrykane, going through mental challenges during his career, being banished by Norwich #daniellevy , #andreonana, #lukamodric + much more.
    0:00 Into
    2:06 Guest intro
    3:06 Who is Sébastien Bassong?
    9:40 When did Seb realise his career was coming to an end?
    12:30 Being banished by Norwich
    20:21 Altercations in the dressing room
    22:46 Tag team fight with Andy Carroll
    26:41 Mental challenges after being banished by Norwich
    29:20 Seeking therapy
    32:00 Being Frozen out at Tottenham
    35:30 Liverpool being his lucky charm
    40:47 What happened in Seb’s first therapy session
    44:00 Childhood Trauma
    48:25 Going AWOL to leave Newcastle
    53:40 Sébastien’s experience of being involved in a transfer saga
    56:26 Does Harry Kane need to leave Tottenham?
    58:09 Is Harry Kane the best striker in the world?
    1:00:49 Is Daniel Levy good for Tottenham?
    1:06:12 Luka Modric brilliance
    1:09:46 What does Seb do now?
    1:18:23 What does Cameroon mean to you?
    1:20:43 Andre Onana
    1:24:44 One thing Seb would like to change in football
    1:31:00 Guest recommendations
    1:32:00 Outro

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    • 1 hr 32 min
    The Doctor Told Me To RETIRE Or Potentially End Up in A Wheelchair - Keith Asare

    The Doctor Told Me To RETIRE Or Potentially End Up in A Wheelchair - Keith Asare

    The Beautiful Game Podcast - Episode 143 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW KEITH ASARE - We discussed the career of Keith #Asare with the man himself. We discussed, Keith's #football career, recovering from multiple #injuries, Playing with Brennan Johnson, struggling to get over short lived football career, his career in business + much more.
    0:00 Intro
    3:04 Guest intro
    3:34 Who is Keith Asare
    4:46 How Keith got into football
    8:09 When did you realise you have talent
    9:45 Southend FA youth cup game
    11:30 Feeling the love at Southend
    12:38 Premier League clubs showing interest at 13
    13:20 Why did Keith choose Nottingham Forest
    15:49 Family reaction to signing for Nottingham Forest
    16:30 Youth team at Nottingham Forest
    18:04 First big injury
    20:39 Road to recovery
    22:24 Interest from Dortmund
    23:25 Signing first pro contract
    25:33 What was holding Keith back from progressing
    27:29 Effects of injury
    30:10 Becoming a monster
    32:50 Progress on injury/ Rehab
    37:30 Coming back from Injury then getting injured again
    39:43 Speaking to club psychiatrist
    40:50 Zoom chat with the Doctor
    43:15 Moving back into Mums house
    46:00 Moving to Spain to 4 months
    48:15 Going to Club Brugge
    50:52 Going through Depression
    53:13 How having to retire has changed Keith
    54:53 Are you happy
    58:13 Keith’s Concierge business
    1:04:48 Life outside of business
    1:15:34 Guest recommendation

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    • 1 hr 16 min

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