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BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers.
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Football Writers Podcast BT Sport

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    • 4.3 • 75 Ratings

BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers.
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    What challenges must football confront, to secure its future?

    What challenges must football confront, to secure its future?

    Mike Calvin, John Cross and Paul Hayward examine the chaos surrounding Liverpool's failure to win the Champions League. They consider the implications of Manchester City's dominance, from Under16 level upwards, and map out the evolution of Jurgen Klopp's next great team. They also look outside the top two, to name their alternative winners and losers of a significant season.
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    • 54 min
    Will Liverpool win the Champions League for the seventh time in Paris on Saturday night?

    Will Liverpool win the Champions League for the seventh time in Paris on Saturday night?

    Mike Calvin, Miguel Delaney and Seb Stafford Bloor take an in-depth look at the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. They assess the managerial battle between Jurgen Klopp and Carlo Ancelotti, the tactical contest between two experienced teams, and outline the ways Liverpool could win, or indeed lose, the final.
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    • 53 min
    Was this the best of Manchester City's six title wins in the last decade?

    Was this the best of Manchester City's six title wins in the last decade?

    Mike Calvin, Dominic Fifield and Richard Amofa assess an unforgettable final day, and Manchester City's dominance of the Premier League over the last ten years. A treble for Liverpool, culminating in Saturday's Champions League final, would be appropriate compensation. Antonio Conte has galvanised Spurs, but Burnley's future is bleak following their relegation.
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    • 57 min
    Will the season's most unlikely dream, Rangers winning their first European title for fifty years, come true?

    Will the season's most unlikely dream, Rangers winning their first European title for fifty years, come true?

    Mike Calvin, Patrick Barclay and Tony Hodson preview the final of the Europa League, a competition that has come of age. They recognise the youthful talent fuelling confidence in Eintracht Frankfurt's approach, but believed a combination of astute coaching, big game players and passionate support will lead to Rangers winning their first European trophy since the Cup Winners Cup in 1972.
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    • 35 min
    Is Steven Gerrard fated to help Liverpool win the Premier League?

    Is Steven Gerrard fated to help Liverpool win the Premier League?

    Mike Calvin, Patrick Barclay and Tony Hodson consider the prospect of Steven Gerrard's Aston Villa preventing Manchester City from winning their fourth Premier League title in five seasons. They dwell on the lessons of brain training, hail Jordan Henderson as one of the great leaders of the modern game, and wonder whether VAR will influence the battle against relegation.
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    • 46 min
    Can Chelsea end an era by winning the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday?

    Can Chelsea end an era by winning the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday?

    Mike Calvin, Miguel Delaney and Seb Stafford Bloor take an in depth look at Saturday's FA Cup final. Chelsea, a club defined by trophy-winning, have their season, and most probably their short term future on the line at Wembley. Thomas Tuchel, like his squad, is at a crossroads. Liverpool, meanwhile, are ready to produce another signature performance on a big occasion.
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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

NorCalStickyIcky ,

Venture Capitalists

I love the distain in Calvin’s voice when he calls Burnleys new American owners “venture capitalists”. Just utter contempt and disgust. I’m sure he’s broadcasting live from his 400sf apartment in a faceless pale yellow building as he says this. He’s just a regular bloke waiting in line for his daily ration of bread and vodka like everyone else.

DanvirSingh ,

For true fans of the beautiful game

If you love the game of football and appreciate thoughtful, considered discussion on it then this is the podcast for you! Can’t wait for next season to come around so I can get back to listening to one of my new favorite podcasts!

AbelSouthall ,

Calvin knows the score

By far the best of the ‘broadsheet pods’ for knowledge and insight. Part way through last year looking like it shook the guest list up and became far more diverse & inclusive. Long may it continue always a decent listen this. Nice one MC.

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