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Football Today gives you in-depth analysis of the biggest stories from the world of football in episodes that you can listen to in a single commute. From corruption and controversy to the issues that are changing the fabric of the game. Don't just read the game, feel the game.

    Has Player Health Reached Its Breaking Point?

    Has Player Health Reached Its Breaking Point?

    A week ago, FIFPro sent an open letter to its players signaling its desire to solve the issue of fixture congestion. Sadly, scheduled games due to a packed calendar are the norm. We discuss that topic and some potential solutions in our latest episode.

    Guest:

    David Gass (@empiregass) is a freelance broadcaster who is a regular contributor to Extra Time Radio and A Football Podcast. He also regularly commentates on MLS, college soccer, and elsewhere.

    • 50 min
    The 4 Most Interesting Teams of the Euros

    The 4 Most Interesting Teams of the Euros

    In this episode, Dave and Josh break down the 4 most interesting teams of the Euros. They'll also discuss a breakout star who has been compared to Mohamed Salah and the player every fan should be rooting for. Plus, they'll talk about a European manager whose name elicits standing ovations in Brazil. 

    Guest:

    David Gass is a freelance broadcaster who is a regular contributor to Extra Time Radio and A Football Podcast.

    • 52 min
    What's Next For Joachim Löw?

    What's Next For Joachim Löw?

    On Wednesday, Germany released their provisional squad for Euro 2020 (2021). However, it will be the last major tournament for coach, Joachim 'Jogi' Löw who has been the manager since 2006.

    Is he suited for club football and if he chooses to coach at the club level, where should he go? We examine those questions and look at his career with Germany in our latest episode.

    Guest:

    David Gass is a freelance broadcaster who is a regular contributor to Extra Time Radio and A Football Podcast.

    • 47 min
    Julian Nagelsmann and the Growing Head Coach Transfer Market

    Julian Nagelsmann and the Growing Head Coach Transfer Market

    Less than 2 weeks ago, Bayern Munich made headlines by signing RB Leipzig head coach Julian Nagelsmann. But what was truly noteworthy was the reported €25 million fee.

    Recently, the transfers of other Bundesliga head coaches Adi Hutter and Marco Rose have cost a reported €12.5 million in total. Today we look at the growing head coach transfer market. 

    Guest:

    David Gass (@empiregass) is a freelance broadcaster who is a regular contributor to Extra Time Radio and A Football Podcast.

    • 39 min
    The Enigmatic Career of Karim Benzema

    The Enigmatic Career of Karim Benzema

    Karim Benzema is Real Madrid's fourth highest goal scorer of all time and the fifth-highest goal scorer in the Champions League. And yet, he seems a forgotten striker amongst the world elite. Last season he led Real Madrid to a La Liga title and as it stands, Real is level on points with Atlético.

    Why isn't he considered all-time great for Real or France? We investigate in our latest episode. 

    Guest:

    David Gass is a freelance broadcaster who contributes to Extra Time Radio and A Football Podcast.

    • 46 min
    The African Super League and the Future of Cross-Border Competition

    The African Super League and the Future of Cross-Border Competition

    Back in March, the Confederation of African Football had just elected a new president, Patrice Motsepe.
    Given Motsepe was Gianni Infantino’s candidate, it was inevitable that the President of FIFA would be there to celebrate his candidate’s win.
    Sure enough, a photo appeared on Twitter of Infantino with the CEO of Tanzanian club Simba SC, Barbara Gonzalez.
    But it was the words of the tweet that caused the stir:
    It was great catching up with FIFA President, Gianni Infantino on the sidelines of the CAF Elections 2021. The rollout of the African Super League with 20 permanent member clubs is underway.
    In this episode, we ask: is an African Super League realistic? And how would it impact African football?
    Guests:
    Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) is an African football expert who appears on Joy 99.7 FM and whose work can be found on the BBC, Al Jazeera, the Guardian, CNN, the Blizzard, the New York Times and elsewhere.
    Matt Slater (@mjshrimper) is a football news reporter at The Athletic.
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    Music:
    The music for this episode was provided under the Creative Commons license by Blue Dot Sessions.
    Individual Tracks:
    Bask VX - Limoncello
    Undying - Banana Cream
    Steely - Moon Juice
    Relay 7 - Marble Run
    Stucco Blue - Orange Cat
    Nine Count - Reflections
    Teshi Line - Kokura Station
    Peacetime - TinyTiny Trio

    • 35 min

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