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The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, running five times a week throughout the Premier League season.
Hosted by Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell, featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Matt Slater and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive news from behind the scenes at your club.

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    • 4.2 • 24 Ratings

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The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, running five times a week throughout the Premier League season.
Hosted by Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell, featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Matt Slater and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive news from behind the scenes at your club.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Weekend Preview: Derbies in North London, Manchester and the East Midlands - the Premier League is back

    Weekend Preview: Derbies in North London, Manchester and the East Midlands - the Premier League is back

    Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by The Athletic's Tim Spiers and Bet 365's Steve Freeth to get stuck in to a massive weekend of Premier League football, with the North London derby, the Manchester derby and a crunch encounter in the East Midlands between Leicester and Nottingham Forest the pick of the bunch.
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    • 45 min
    Granit Xhaka’s Arsenal redemption explained

    Granit Xhaka’s Arsenal redemption explained

    Ian Iriving is joined by The Athletic's data writer Maram AlBaharna & former Arsenal midfielder Adrian Clarke to explain the numbers and facts behind Granit Xhaka's journey to leading his side to the top of The Premier League having been close to leaving and the focus of fierce criticism in the past.
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    • 34 min
    Watford fire and hire again, but why is this one different?

    Watford fire and hire again, but why is this one different?

    Ian Irving is joined by Adam Leventhal and David Walker to talk about Watford's 17th head coach of the Pozzo era.
    On Monday this week in the space of 15 minutes, Watford announced the departure of Rob Edwards and the arrival of Slaven Bilic. It's not new but this time things felt different, and this time Watford fans are angry. Listen to get the inside story on how the club looks and to try to get inside the mind of Watford's trigger happy owner
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    • 42 min
    Are England ready for the World Cup? Questions remain for Southgate

    Are England ready for the World Cup? Questions remain for Southgate

    Ian Irving is joined by the Athletic's Jack Pitt-Brooke and Oli Kay to reflect on Monday night's 3-3 draw at Wembley between England and Germany.
    It was a spirited comeback for Gareth Southgate's side but big question marks remain over the inclusion of Harry Maguire, whether Foden fits into this system, whether Bellingham has nailed down a starting berth, whether Saka should start, and why Trent Alexander-Arnold is seemingly out in the cold, to name but a few.
    All these issues and more discussed, plus JPB and Oli pick their starting XIs for England's opening world cup encounter against Iran.
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    • 41 min
    Eric Cantona Interview: United President offer, Sir Alex, Beckham & Qatar

    Eric Cantona Interview: United President offer, Sir Alex, Beckham & Qatar

    Premier League legend Eric Cantona sits down with The Athletic's Adam Crafton to discuss a range of topics including his offer to become President of Manchester United, his relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson, his thoughts on David Beckham's promotion of the World Cup in Qatar the possibility of World War and his connection with England.
    Eric also shares the inspiration behind that iconic goal celebration, that kick and why he is both humble & arrogant.
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    • 51 min
    Weekend Preview: big tests for England & Southgate

    Weekend Preview: big tests for England & Southgate

    Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by the Athletic's Tim Spiers and Bet 365's Steve Freeth for a look ahead to a big weekend of international football which will feature significant tests for Gareth Southgate's England and Rob Page's Wales just two months out from the world cup.
    Will Southgate put his faith in Bellingham? Will out of form Maguire and Shaw retain their starting spots? Who takes the no.1 shirt in Pickford's absence?
    The international break also gives us the opportunity to reflect on the Premier League, so the panel cast their eye on how the title race and relegation battles are shaping up after seven games.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

paul clover ,

Good listen

A really good football podcast that’s well worth a listen. Only negative is another betting firm ad to listen to.

stevodub79 ,

Great pod/pity about gambling ads

The Friday preview pod with Dan and the lads is really excellent. The rest of the pods are also very good. Gambling sponsors really really take a lot of the goodness out of it

j790000 ,

Spanish Paul

This is English speaking podcast and I can’t understand him. Need a better one!

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