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James Richardson and the Totally pod squad are here three times a week throughout the 2022/23 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...

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson The Athletic UK

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James Richardson and the Totally pod squad are here three times a week throughout the 2022/23 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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    Can Tottenham go top? Can United halt Haaland & De Bruyne?

    Can Tottenham go top? Can United halt Haaland & De Bruyne?

    The Premier League is back with a bang and here to light the fuse are Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Dom Fifield and Laurie Whitwell.

    The North London derby kicks off the weekend. Can Spurs unseat Arsenal from the top of the table, with Son and Richarlison in red-hot form? And in Manchester, will it be another unhappy outing for Erling Haaland against ten Hag, Martinez and Antony?

    Roberto De Zerbi makes his managerial bow at Brighton with the formidable task of a trip to Anfield, while Graham Potter welcomes back all his Chelsea players from around the globe ahead of a trip to Selhurst Park.

    Will there be any respite for the bottom 4 who all face each other this weekend?

    Plus Watford being Watford, why clubs are called what they’re called and why losing 9-0 is fine.

    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1: International round-up (02.00)
    • PART 2: Arsenal v Spurs preview (07.00)
    • PART 3a: Liverpool v Brighton preview (17.00) 
    • PART 3b: Crystal Palace v Chelsea preview (21.00)
    • PART 3c: The bottom 4 all face each other (25.00)
    • PART 3d: Events at Bournemouth, Fulham, Southampton and Leeds (28.30)
    • PART 4a: Watford sack another manager (36.00)
    • PART 4b: Man City v Man Utd preview (39.00)

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    • 53 min
    World Cup state of play – can anyone beat France but France?

    World Cup state of play – can anyone beat France but France?

    Jimbo, Raphael Hongstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo assess the big hitters in Europe with the Nations League qualifiers over and the World Cup on the horizon.

    England and Germany fight out a 3-3 thriller in a game that exposes both team’s flaws. Are we only just seeing Southgate’s shortcomings when the rest of the continent has been aware for a while?

    France beat Austria and lose to Denmark, yet with the talent Didier Deschamps has at his disposal, could they become the first nation in 60 years to retain the World Cup?

    Or will it be Argentina or Brazil who are looking strong by comparison to the likes of Spain, who have a settled midfield and goalkeeper but not much else.

    And Michiel Jongsma joins us to discuss the only major European nation that are looking strong right now – Louis Van Gaal’s Netherlands.


    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1a: Getting excited for World Cup (02.00)
    • PART 1b: Moment of the weekend (05.00)
    • PART 1c: England 3-3 Germany (09.30) 
    • PART 2: France – boom or bust in Qatar? (25.00)
    • PART 3: Spanish struggles (34.30)
    • PART 4a: Michiel Jongsma on the resurgent Netherlands (43.00)
    • PART 4b: What about Brazil and Argentina? (50.30)

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    • 59 min
    Beyond understanding Southgate, and the challenges posed by Iran and Qatar

    Beyond understanding Southgate, and the challenges posed by Iran and Qatar

    Jimbo is back for another international break pod in the company of Joey D’Urso, Nick Miller and Tom Williams.

    England are timid and disappointing in defeat to Italy that sees them relegated from the top tier of the Nations League. And to make matters worse, their first World Cup opponents Iran might just be resurgent. Bassil Mikdadi tells us why we shouldn’t underestimate Carlos Queiroz’s side.

    Wales are relegated too while France just about survive. But is another full-scale meltdown amongst Les Bleus on the horizon?

    Plus having been to Qatar and back, Joey gives us the lowdown on the infrastructure of the first World Cup to be hosted in a Muslim country but one that comes with a lot of baggage. 

    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1: Italy 1-0 England (03.00)
    • PART 2a: Bassil Mikdadi on Iran’s World Cup prospects (18.00)
    • PART 2b: The Qatar conundrum (25.00) 
    • PART 3: Wales relegated, France on the verge of meltdown (38.00)

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    • 51 min
    Relegation beckons for England and Wales, plus a huge weekend in the WSL

    Relegation beckons for England and Wales, plus a huge weekend in the WSL

    It’s international week so Jimbo assembles the pod squad of Carl Anka, Colin Millar and Tom Williams to focus on the fixtures.

    It’s Italy v England in the Nations League as James Horncastle paints a picture of the Azzurri camp right now. We’ve got our eyes on the England midfield, and the not that tall Toney.

    The drop to the second tier is a possibility for Wales as well, where the big question is whether it’s Ward or Wayne. And whether Michael Sheen will be in the dressing room.

    Charlotte Harpur breaks down a WSL weekend that brings us the North London and Merseyside derbies.

    Plus Woodgate and the worst debut ever, Brazil v Ghana, and why John McGinn is the new Jon Obi Mikel.

    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1a: Lots to look forward to (02.00)
    • PART 1b: Italy v England preview with James Horncastle (10.00)
    • PART 1c: Brazil v Ghana preview (28.00) 
    • PART 2a: Woodgate and the worst debut ever (33.00)
    • PART 2b: Wales battle relegation, Spain and Scotland strive for promotion (37.30) 
    • PART 3: A huge WSL weekend with Charlotte Harpur (49.00) 

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    Marred Madrid derby, Monza, Mane and more red cards in France

    Marred Madrid derby, Monza, Mane and more red cards in France

    Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein reassemble after a dramatic weekend on the continent.

    Bayern Munich lose at Augsburg and are on their worst run for 20 years. Sadly for Sadio Mane.

    The Madrid Derby is won by Real but marred by racist chants and gestures towards Vinicius from Atletico fans. We dive into a story that also involves dancing and El Chiringuito.

    A seismic day in Serie A with Milan, Inter, Roma and Juventus all losing on the same day. But it’s the Old Lady’s defeat at bottom club Monza that really has Allegri under the microscope.

    And in France, there’s 9 second red cards and Favre out of favour at Nice. Could Mauricio Pochettino be set for an immediate return to Ligue 1?

    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (04.00)
    • PART 2a: Bayern on worst Bundesliga run in 20 years (07.40)
    • PART 2b: Madrid derby marred by racism towards Vinicius (16.00) 
    • PART 3: Milan, Inter, Juve and Roma all lose on the same day (29.00)
    • PART 4: Pochettino to Nice? (42.00) 

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    • 58 min
    Managerial change at Brighton – more to follow at Leicester, Forest and Brentford?

    Managerial change at Brighton – more to follow at Leicester, Forest and Brentford?

    Jimbo welcomes Jay Harris, Matt Davies-Adams and Sasha Goryunov to look back on a reduced but rousing Premier League weekend.

    Brighton appoint Roberto De Zerbi as their new manager. Hear from James Horncastle about why the Italian is one of the most exciting young managers in Europe.

    Arsenal slay some demons at the Brentford Community Stadium to stay top of the table. With the Bees surprisingly downbeat, is it because Thomas Frank could be on his way to Leicester?

    The Foxes look like making a change after a 6th defeat in a row for Brendan Rodgers. The Athletic’s Rob Tanner tells us what’s gone wrong at the King Power.

    Will Steve Cooper be exiting Nottingham Forest as well and is it the old guard that are letting him down?

    Plus armchair Aleksandar, a new Bournemouth and Ronnie Rosenthal.

    RUNNING ORDER: 

    • PART 1a: Brentford 0-3 Arsenal (04.00)
    • PART 1b: Spurs 6-2 Leicester with Rob Tanner (11.00)
    • PART 2a: Brighton appoint Roberto De Zerbi, with James Horncastle (23.30) 
    • PART 2b: Forest 2-3 Fulham (29.30)
    • PART 3a: The WSL and Ronnie Rosenthal (36.30) 
    • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (40.00)

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