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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. Hugh Woozencroft, 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. Hugh Woozencroft, 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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    “If you’re THAT reckless on the pitch, you have to be sent off..”

    “If you’re THAT reckless on the pitch, you have to be sent off..”

    Hugh Woozencroft and Gregor Robertson are joined by Tom Clarke and James Restall. West Ham’s comeback against Spurs is under the spotlight, did Gareth Bale show signs of positivity during his 18-minute cameo? Virgin Van Dijk is potentially out for the rest of the season - should Jordan Pickford have been sent off? A debate breaks out over the latest VAR controversy and the Champions League is back this week - which British sides will go the furthest? Ian Hawkey joins in the conversation..


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    "The conversation about protecting English football is far from over.."

    "The conversation about protecting English football is far from over.."

    Hugh Woozencroft and Gregor Robertson are joined by Tom Clarke and Jonathan Northcroft. England are once again in focus after defeat to Denmark, with no sign of Jack Grealish and no Harry Maguire for the majority of the game. Does the Manchester United defender need a break or should he continue to play on? Does the demise of the short-lived 'Project Big Picture' mean the discussion about protecting the football pyramid is over and which Premier League games have got our attention this weekend?


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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Which Premier League match would you actually pay £14.95 for?

    Which Premier League match would you actually pay £14.95 for?

    Hugh Woozencroft and Gregor Robertson are joined by Tom Clarke. The big talking point is the proposal to overhaul English football as set out in ‘Project Big Picture’. The Times’ Chief Sports Reporter, Henry Winter joins us to give his thoughts on the proposed changes and look back on England’s win over Belgium. Molly Hudson brings us the latest from the women’s game and which Premier League matches would you actually pay £14.95 for?
     
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    • 59 min
    "Jordan Pickford is not the man for the job.."

    "Jordan Pickford is not the man for the job.."

    Hugh Woozencroft and Gregor Robertson are joined by Tom Clarke and Alyson Rudd. As the dust settles on the European transfer deadline day, the Chief Sports Correspondent for The Times - Matt Lawton - gives his insight into how the window works as a journalist, with the team adding their thoughts on which teams had the best transfer window. England are in the spotlight, in particular the goalkeeping situation and Gregor gives his opinion on Scotland’s hopes of Euro 2020 qualification.


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    • 55 min
    BONUS: Stories of our Times - The end of the beautiful game as we know it?

    BONUS: Stories of our Times - The end of the beautiful game as we know it?

    It's a podcast takeover with the Stories of our Times podcast. The decision by the government to prevent fans from attending football matches in the UK has left many lower league clubs facing an uncertain future. What's it like to play for a National League and just how important are local clubs to their towns?


    Guest: Gregor Robertson, Times Sport columnist and co-host of The Game podcast. 


    Host: David Aaronovitch
    Clips used: GTFC Official
    Music: 'Blue Lobster' by Daniel Birch is licensed under CC BY 4.0 (looped from original).


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    • 26 min
    Well.. That was a crazy weekend, wasn't it?

    Well.. That was a crazy weekend, wasn't it?

    Hugh Woozencroft and Gregor Robertson are joined by Tom Clarke and Matt Dickinson. After a weekend of surprising results, the debate gets heated when it comes to the problems at Manchester United, Aston Villa's impressive start to the season isn’t all that surprising and Arsene Wenger’s departure from the Emirates is in focus as The Times features an extract from My Life in Red and White: My Autobiography.


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    • 1 hr 3 min

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