Instant reaction to the latest in the Premier League and the world of football. With Dion Fanning, Paddy McKenna, Nooruddean Choudry and more.
What will be the tipping point for Manchester United and Olé Gunnar Solskjaer?
Manchester United will sell Chris Smalling to Roma this week or next, but shifting out the deadwood at the most successful club in the Premier League era, both in the dressing room and the board room is proving to be a huge task.
Noz Choudry, Si Lloyd and Paddy McKenna examine the challenges that United face and ask if there's a tipping point for OGS, where the boom and bust cycle that he's had at the club will come to an end?
And Reuben Pinder chats to Leeds United defender, Liam Cooper about life in the Premier League and how training under Marcelo Bielsa changed his life.
Frank Lampard and the Mark Hughes effect
On The Football Spin Dion Fanning, Noz Choudry, Reuben Pinder, and Paddy McKenna talked about Liverpool v Chelsea and what the result means for Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard. He has spent a lot of money in the summer but his team were totally outclassed by Liverpool. How much time will Frank get before Roman Abramovich finger begins to get itchy? How good is Sadio Mané? Reuben Pinder suggests a Liverpool fan in 2017 had it right back then when he said he was the best player in at the club. There's time to discuss OGS and Dion Fanning describes a Manchester United strategy that seems to depend on hoping that it works out for club legend and all-round nice man Solskjaer.
Gareth Bale at the crossroads - football or golf?
Dion Fanning, Paddy McKenna, and Reuben Pinder discuss Gareth Bale's latest golf course and his latest club as he jets in to rejoin Spurs. Dion suggests that making Gareth at home and getting him set-up at the nearest golf course is the right thing, to do make him feel at home. Reuben discusses Tim Sherwood's assessment of the Premier League as 'the toughest in the world' where players from 'foreign countries' might struggle to assimilate as Sergio Reguilon who plays in La Liga with Real Madrid takes a huge leap of faith.
Mourinho embraces the darkness again as Everton dazzle in James Rodriguez' reflected glow
Noz Choudry, Paddy McKenna, Reuben Pinder and Dion Fanning discuss the opening weekend of the 20/21 Premier League season, where the standout fixture saw Everton beat Spurs 1-0. The panel discusses where this defeat leaves Jose Mourinho. Dion argues that there is nothing to commend José Mourinho to any club at this stage of his career and this could get quite sour quite quickly. Reuben suggests that the Spurs' documentary which gave viewers incredible insight into the mood of the team dressing room looks suggests it's only a matter of time before Daniel Levy will have to intervene.
There's a chat about Arsenal's continued good form which is beginning to look like a revolution under Mikel Arteta. And there's an analysis of Virgil Van Dijk's form after another uncharacteristic mistake in the game against Leeds.
In the transfer speculation lounge, Noz Choudry weighs up the prospects of Gareth Bale putting aside his golf clubs and taking up his place in the Old Trafford dressing room.
Champions? Top scorer? Break-out star? Our BIG Premier League 20-21 preview and predictions
Paddy McKenna, Noz Choudry and Reuben Pinder look ahead to the start of the Premier League 20-21 season by firstly having a quick look back at the Nations League and Jack Grealish's emergence. Does Jadon Sancho's underwhelming showing in England v Denmark tell us anything about United's pursuit of him?
Paddy talks about the transformative nature of the James Rodriguez transfer for Everton and how it has extended The Duffys global reach. Noz suggests that Everton are now the hipster European club for American/South American football fans.
All the panel give their predictions for Champions, Top Scorer and Breakout Star ahead of the start of the new season this weekend.
Dynamic Raheem Sterling does it again for England, experimental Ireland falter and Spain's new superstar
On today's Football Spin Noz Choudry, Paddy McKenna and Conan Doherty look at England and Ireland's games in the Nations League and ask can these teams be spoken about in the same breath. England have matchwinners all over the field, Ireland are at the start of a new era with a new manager and system which will take time to bed in. Noz Choudry discusses Raheem Sterling's prowess at international level and reckons the pace of the game allows dynamic players to prosper. Conan Doherty suggests that Ireland wouldn't win a game against Finland even if they were playing more defensively, so they may as well try something. There's also a chat about Spain's new superstar Ansu Fati and time for a quick look at Aston Villa's transfers in the close season.
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I love this podcast. As much as I love the beautiful game on screen I love hearing the stories behind the players.
The chat, no, banter that is presented for our aural pleasure (stop sniggering) is top notch and confirms something I always suspected. Footballers are like children. Jon Walters story about the prank war that spun waaaay out of control had me in absolute stitches.
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Really enjoy the podcast and inside stories from Steve and Jonathan - could listen for hours. I listen to most footy podcasts and have done for a while but this one definitely has the edge. Great podcast!
Great show , great panel up the Irish