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FourFourTwo, the world's biggest football magazine, delivers regular shows that bring together some of the best journalists and writers in football to deep-dive into big stories with wit, insight and unparalleled access.

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FourFourTwo, the world's biggest football magazine, delivers regular shows that bring together some of the best journalists and writers in football to deep-dive into big stories with wit, insight and unparalleled access.

    The making of Mourinho

    The making of Mourinho

    Jose Mourinho divides opinion. He’s won European titles, multiple Premier Leagues, Primeira Ligas, Scudetto, and a La Liga in an honours list that boasts 19 major trophies in as many years in management.


    But his self-confidence, temperament, and philosophy have brought detractors. It’s nearly a decade since he won the Champions League and five years since he won the league, bringing questions over whether the 57-year-old is now a manager past his prime.


    He is one of only five managers to have won the European Cup with two different teams, and could yet do something unprecedented and win it with a third.


    Despite coaching last season’s Champions League runners-up, a victory with Tottenham would be on par with the level of shock that wins with Porto and Inter.


    Conor Pope, Chris Flanagan and Seb Stafford-Bloor look at Mourinho's history in the competition, and his task at Spurs.


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    • 33 min
    SPECIAL: John Motson and Barry Davies interview

    SPECIAL: John Motson and Barry Davies interview

    This is a special episode, celebrating two British footballing greats. Neither ever kicked a ball, or managed a team. But together they soundtracked the sport for a grateful nation for over 50 years.


    We sat down with commentary legends Barry Davies and John Motson to discuss a broadcasting rivalry older than most Premier League coaches.


    Read the full interview here: fourfourtwo.com/features/john-motson-barry-davies-interview-podcast-commentary-rivalry-motd-world-cup-euro-96
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    • 58 min
    Gazza, Southgate and Euro 96

    Gazza, Southgate and Euro 96

    Paul Gascoigne and Gareth Southgate are both integral to the story of Euro 96 in very different ways. They were at different parts of their career, were different kinds of players, and had deeply contrasting personalities. One scored the goal that encapsulated how England fans felt during the tournament, the other missed the penalty that sent the Three Lions out.


    Conor Pope, Si Hawkins, Gary Parkinson and Chris Flanagan discuss Gazza and Gaz.


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    • 43 min
    Euro 96: The whole damn thing

    Euro 96: The whole damn thing

    Euro 96 took place in a different world. It was a time closer to the three-day week, the Vietnam War and the eradication of smallpox than the present day.


    English football had welcomed the start of the Premier League only four years earlier, but had endured embarrassment at Euro 92 and absence from USA 94.


    Despite that, the tournament captured the national imagination and came to sum up a moment in both our footballing and cultural history.
    Conor Pope is joined by Gary Parkinson, James Andrew, and Chris Flanagan to discuss the whole tournament.


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    • 48 min
    100 best players in the world 2019

    100 best players in the world 2019

    It’s very simple. We’re here to discuss the 100 best players in the world.


    We’ve decamped to the pub for this episode. The reasons we’ve done this are simple: It’s the end of the year, and we felt like it. 


    Joining Conor Pope to go through the #FFT100 are editor James Andrew and staff writer Chris Flanagan.


    Read the FFT100 here: https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/best-football-players-world-2019-100-footballers-soccer-list-full
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    • 46 min
    Being Rafa Benitez

    Being Rafa Benitez

    Let’s talk about facts, baby.


    Rafa Benitez is the cover star on the latest issue of FourFourTwo magazine, talking about Mike Ashley, Mourinho, and the Miracle of Istanbul.


    He’s currently managing Dalian Yafing out in China, although still has a family home in Merseyside, where we caught up with him for this interview.


    Will he end up back in the Premier League soon? I’m Conor Pope, and I discuss the kind of clubs he might end up at with our very own Chris Flanagan.


    We also look at Rafa’s greatest achievement – that Champions League victory – with This Is Anfield’s Matt Ladson.


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    • 22 min

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