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The premier football podcast from The Times, with the finest writers reviewing and previewing all the action from the 2019/20 season. Natalie Sawyer, Gregor Robertson and leading football writers from The Times and Sunday Times provide expert analysis of the big issues every Monday and Thursday


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The premier football podcast from The Times, with the finest writers reviewing and previewing all the action from the 2019/20 season. Natalie Sawyer, Gregor Robertson and leading football writers from The Times and Sunday Times provide expert analysis of the big issues every Monday and Thursday


You can subscribe to The Times and The Sunday Times to enjoy our award-winning journalism on your smartphone or tablet. Just search The Times online.

    Dele's strop and a bad night for Klopp

    Dele's strop and a bad night for Klopp

    Nat & Gregor are joined by Tom Clarke and Alyson Rudd fresh from her trip to Madrid to see Liverpool's superstars humbled by a dogged Atletico Madrid.


    They also look at some of football's best strops after Dele Alli's antics against RB Leipzig, and with Erling Haaland taking the world by storm Gregor reminisces about playing against a 15-year-old boy wonder by the name of Wayne Rooney. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    Should I Stay Or Should I go?

    Should I Stay Or Should I go?

    On this edition of The Game podcast Natalie and Gregor are joined by James Restall and Tom Roddy!


    They'll be chatting Sean Dyche, changing room talk, Inter Miami and are there big changes on the horizon for Manchester City? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 38 min
    Dan Gosling...get a grip

    Dan Gosling...get a grip

    Gregor is back! As he and Natalie discuss who was 'having one' on Sunday in the high profile bust up between Bournemouth's Dan Gosling and referee Jon Moss.


    They're joined by Alyson Rudd and Tom Clarke for more on this, Ben Gibson forcing his way out of Burnley, and whether Arsenal should be more worried about relegation than making the top 4! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 44 min
    Are Leeds falling apart? and, what's the problem at Palace?

    Are Leeds falling apart? and, what's the problem at Palace?

    Gregor Robertson is back alongside Natalie Sawyer this week for the latest episode of The Game. They are joined by The Times very own, Matt Dickinson, and James Restall.


    They took an in depth look at the Championship and how Marcelo Bielsa can turn things around at Leeds.


    They also discussed where the problems are at Palace and the difficulties of coming to terms with ageing in football. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min
    John Stones - where did it all go wrong?

    John Stones - where did it all go wrong?

    No Gregor this week, but Natalie is joined by Alyson Rudd, Jonathan Northcroft and Tom Clarke to discuss John Stones' troubles under Guardiola at Man City.


    They also discuss West Ham's problems on and off the pitch, and pay tribute to the 23 brave souls who followed Barrow AFC on their 740-mile round trip to Dover! With an incredible tale along the way! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 45 min
    A Mourinho masterclass? And the curious case of Gareth Bale...

    A Mourinho masterclass? And the curious case of Gareth Bale...

    Nat & Gregor are joined by Molly Hudson and James Restall to discuss whether we can truly call Tottenham's win over Man City a Mourinho masterclass, and ask if Gareth Bale has done anything wrong by staying put at Real Madrid.


    All that plus a touching piece on Accrington Stanley striker Billy Kee, who announced he is retiring from football at the age of 29 due to ongoing mental health issues. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 46 min

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