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The Athletic's flagship football podcast, hosted by Ayo Akinwolere and featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton and Matt Slater will take you inside the biggest stories from the world of football, told by the best journalists in the business. Cutting through the noise to tell you what’s really happening and why it matters.

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The Athletic's flagship football podcast, hosted by Ayo Akinwolere and featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton and Matt Slater will take you inside the biggest stories from the world of football, told by the best journalists in the business. Cutting through the noise to tell you what’s really happening and why it matters.

    Weekend Preview: Carabao Cup Final

    Weekend Preview: Carabao Cup Final

    Adam Leventhal and co return to preview the weekend of top-flight football ahead, with not only Premier League points but also domestic silverware on the line. 
    Liverpool and Chelsea go head-to-head at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon for the Carabao Cup, but who would the trophy be more important for, Mauricio Pochettino at the start of his Chelsea career, or Jurgen Klopp at the end of his time at Liverpool? 
    Meanwhile on Saturday, Arsenal host Newcastle and Man City travel to Bournemouth, both hoping to close the gap to Liverpool at the top of the table.
    And the weekend will also give us our first glimpse of Oliver Glasner, new in the dugout at Crystal Palace. We explore what fans can expect from the Austrian tactically. 
    Host: Adam Leventhal
    Guests: Tim Spiers, Jon Mackenzie, Luke Bosher
    Producer: John Rogers
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    • 46 min
    Can Palace match Glasner's ambition?

    Can Palace match Glasner's ambition?

    Oliver Glasner has been chosen as the man to re-energise Crystal Palace after a barren run of just two wins from 16 in all competitions.

    The Europa League-winning coach replaces Roy Hodgson, who stepped down as manager on Monday.

    So, who is Glasner… and why have Palace chosen him? 

    And just how big is the rebuilding job on his hands?

    Ayo Akinwolere is joined by The Athletic’s German football writer Raphael Honigstein and Dom Fifield.

    Produced by Mike Stavrou
    Executive producer: Adey Moorhead
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    • 33 min
    What Tuchel's Bayern exit means for Alonso race

    What Tuchel's Bayern exit means for Alonso race

    Bayern Munich and head coach Thomas Tuchel will part ways at the end of the season.

    Why has the announcement come now and what does it tell us?

    Why isn’t Tuchel leaving immediately?

    And will Bayern be able to compete with Liverpool to make Xabi Alonso their new manager in the summer?

    Ayo Akinwolere is joined by The Athletic’s German football writer Raphael Honigstein and Nick Miller.


    Produced by Mike Stavrou
    Executive producer: Adey Moorhead
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    • 27 min
    How do PSG replace Mbappe?

    How do PSG replace Mbappe?

    Last week Kylian Mbappe told Paris Saint Germain of his decision to leave the club at the end of the season with Real Madrid the expected destination but as their superstar departs, what next for PSG?
    Ayo Akinwolere is joined by French football writer and broadcaster Tom Williams and The Athletic's Carl Anka to analyse what comes next for Mbappe as well as the direction the French champions head in next.
    The panel assess what options will be open to PSG in the transfer market with the likes of Victor Osimhen, Frenkie De Jong and Rafael Leao all being linked with Luis Enrique's side following Mbappe's decision.
    Produced by Guy Clarke
    Executive Producer: Adey Moorhead
    Related articles:
    Who should PSG sign to replace Kylian Mbappe? - The Athletic
    Kylian Mbappe is leaving, so what next for Paris Saint-Germain? - The Athletic
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    • 43 min
    Why Man United want Dan Ashworth

    Why Man United want Dan Ashworth

    Man United want Dan Ashworth to be their new sporting director.
    He has been placed on gardening leave after informing Newcastle of his desire to leave the club.
    But Newcastle want a huge fee of 20 MILLION pounds to release Ashworth from his contract.
    So how will this tussle between the two clubs play out as both teams chase Champions League football next season.
    And why is Ashworth so sought after? 
    Ayo Akinwolere is joined by The Athletic’s David Ornstein, Manchester United writer Laurie Whitwell and Newcastle correspondent Chris Waugh.

    Produced by Mike Stavrou
    Executive producer: Adey Moorhead
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    • 41 min
    Weekend Preview: Can returning Palmer derail City's title charge?

    Weekend Preview: Can returning Palmer derail City's title charge?

    Michael Bailey and co breakdown matchweek 25 of the Premier League.

    The headline clash is Saturday's late game between Manchester City and Chelsea. The last meeting was a 4-4 classic, but can Chelsea take anything away this time?

    Elsewhere Luton host in-form Manchester United, who are going for their 5th win in a row, while Arsenal and Liverpool travel to Burnley and Brentford respectively hoping to keep pace at the top. 

    Host: Michael Bailey
    Guests: Tim Spiers, Nick Miller, JJ Bull
    Producer: John Rogers
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    • 46 min

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