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James Richardson and the Totally pod squad are here three times a week throughout the 2021/22 season with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don't.
Like a laugh? Well Duncan Alexander is on hand. Like tactics? That's Michael Cox's bag. Like European football? Rafa Honigstein and James Horncastle have you covered. We like to think we've got all your boxes ticked...

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James Richardson and the Totally pod squad are here three times a week throughout the 2021/22 season with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don't.
Like a laugh? Well Duncan Alexander is on hand. Like tactics? That's Michael Cox's bag. Like European football? Rafa Honigstein and James Horncastle have you covered. We like to think we've got all your boxes ticked...

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    Strengthening positions of strength

    Strengthening positions of strength

    It's Jimbo joined by Charlie Eccleshare, Duncan Alexander, and all the way from Brazil, Tim Vickery!
    And it's a Brazilian flair to the show today as we discuss favourite Brazilian footballers, club swapping Brazilian players (see Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison), and we talk all about the 1950 World Cup which was hosted in, that's right, Brazil - but devastatingly, not won by them. Spoilers!
    It's not all about the South American continent though, we have some Adebayor nostalgia as The Athletic's Premier League Golden Games reaches number 34. We talk Alfie Devine and the England U19s, and On This Day there was a rather famous commentator's curse moment...
    RUNNING ORDER
    PART 1a - Favourite Brazilian players (01.00)
    PART 1b - Transfers (04.30)

    PART 2a- England U19s (24.00)
    PART 2b - Listener questions (26.00)
    PART 2c - Quickly Kevin, will he score? (37.00)

    PART 3a - Premier League 50: no.34 (44.00)
    PART 3b - 1950 World Cup (49.00)
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    • 1 hr 9 min
    A Happy Lion

    A Happy Lion

    It’s Jimbo. It’s James Horncastle. It’s Dom Fifield. It’s Tom Williams. It’s the Totally Football Show.
    It’s transfers, transfers, transfers as rumours start to become fact. Gareth Bale is heading to Los Angeles FC, but is a move to the MLS the best preparation for his World Cup with Wales?
    Gossip is still all around though and some salacious talk links Cristiano Ronaldo to both Roma and Chelsea. Will it be either, or neither?
    On This Day were two of England’s more recent international humiliations, and Dom Fifield was at both. 
    James Horncastle tells us all about his favourite World Cup, USA 94.
    And we discuss Neymar’s film career…
    Plus Carlos Tevez is a manager, Todd Boehly is giving it a go as a Sporting Director and Phil Jagielka once put a hell of a shift in as a goalkeeper.
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    • 59 min
    Even long shots make it

    Even long shots make it

    It’s Jimbo. It’s Duncan Alexander. It’s Carl Anka, It’s Flo Lloyd-Hughes. It’s the Totally Football Show.

    The transfer rumour mill is beginning to spin at an alarming rate. Do Arsenal just buy the same players over and over again? Will Man United try to sign a player that hasn’t been at Ajax? How many of Marina Granovskaia’s signings at Chelsea have been successes? And how do Liverpool keep making money?

    Flo has been with the England women’s team ahead of their friendly with the Netherlands as their preparations for Euro 2022 hot up.

    Duncan tells Flo and Carl all about his favourite World Cup, Italia 90. And we discuss why we don’t get team anthems anymore. Is it James Corden or Peter Beardsley’s fault?

    Plus Ian Wright lobbing Neville Southall, Landon Donovan inspiring civil protest and managers that made you feel old.


    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1a: Rabonas and fixtures (01m 30s)
    • PART 1b: Transfer dealings at Arsenal, Chelsea, United and Forest (04m 00s) 
    • PART 2: England prepare for the Euros (28m 00s)
    • PART 3a: Ian Wright v Everton in 1993 and your questions (42m 00s)
    • PART 3b: On This Day – Poborsky, Donovan, Scotland (46m 00s)
    • PART 3c: Duncan’s favourite World Cup – Italia 90 (53m 00s)

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Terms of engagement

    Terms of engagement

    Jimbo’s back with another Totally in the company of Charlie Eccleshare, Colin Millar and Adrian Clarke.

    The big transfer rumours revolve around Raheem Sterling and a potential move to Stamford Bridge. Would he be a better fit at Chelsea than at Man City? Gabriel Jesus might also be heading to London from Manchester. Is Arteta assembling a rotating cast of wide forwards at Arsenal, a la City?

    Meanwhile with additions like Bissouma, and possibly Alfie Devine, will next season see Spurs finish 3rd? And what’s going on with Barcelona’s finances?

    The Paul Pogba documentary is out now. The panel discuss the style of the piece and what behind the scenes football programmes are worth watching.
     
    And on the anniversary of Dennis Bergkamp becoming a Premier League player, Adrian describes how his former team-mate changed the culture at Arsenal.


    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1a: Back to school (01m 30s)
    • PART 1b: Sterling, Lukaku, Jesus, Nketiah (04m 00s) 
    • PART 2a: Spurs strengthening and Barca’s business structure (17m 00s)
    • PART 2b: The Pogmentary (33m 00s)
    • PART 3a: Shearer, Panenka and the brilliance of Bergkamp (46m 00s)
    • PART 3b: The best individual PL performances ever (56m 00s)

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Lambs in the spring

    Lambs in the spring

    Jimbo’s joined by Daniel Storey, Jay Harris and Matt Davies-Adams sweeping up all the football across the globe.

    The England fans turn on the England manager after a 4-0 defeat to Hungary in the Nations League. Has Southgate been shafted by this flurry of end-of-season fixtures?
     
    Costa Rica and Australia take the last two World Cup spots with Aussie goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne providing vital content with his penalty shootout antics.

    There’s thoughts on Steph Houghton’s England omission and some of the best performances in Premier League history.

    Plus Tomasson and Kompany rock up in Lancashire, where next for Christian Eriksen and the incredibly dubious opinions of Bryan Roy.


    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1a: Premier League fixtures ahoy (01m 30s)
    • PART 1b: England 0-4 Hungary (07m 30s) 
    • PART 2a: Redmayne’s Australia qualify for the World Cup (19m 00s)
    • PART 2b: On This Day & the best age to enjoy a World Cup (26m 00s)
    • PART 3a: Your questions (32m 00s)
    • PART 3b: The best individual PL performances ever (43m 00s)
    • PART 3c: Houghton misses out for England (49m 00s)

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    • 55 min
    New knees

    New knees

    Jimbo is back and so too are Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams for the Totally Football Show.

    The panel address some Nations League fatigue and explain why Gareth Southgate shouldn’t be overly concerned about England’s reliance on Harry Kane for goals.

    The transfer window is open and active. We can look forward to the start of the Haaland-Nuñez Twitter wars. Will Liverpool’s excellent transfer track record continue? Is Robert Lewandowski in danger of irritating Bayern into keeping him? And why the Premier League should be happy Tchouameni’s gone to Real Madrid.

    We also look back at another time Real Madrid won the European Cup in Paris. Plus PSG’s managerial search, pizza-related content, and what Mr Honigstein’s been up to this last 6 months.


    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1a: Wales at the World Cup and Nations League fatigue (01m 30s)
    • PART 1b: The goings on in Group A3 (09m 00s) 
    • PART 2: Raphael and Ralf at Old Trafford (19m 00s)
    • PART 3a: On This Day – the first ever European Cup final (33m 00s)
    • PART 3b: The Nuñez, Mane and Lewandowski merry-go-round (40m 00s)
    • PART 3c: PSG’s managerial search (53m 00s)


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