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The Super League statement
Ben Haines, Keiron Dyer, Lianne Sanderson and the Telegraph's Luke Edwards discuss the weekend's headlines - including the controversial announcement of the European Super League.
The panel debate the formation of a brand new competition which has been rejected by the sport's governing bodies and domestic associations across Europe. Rob Harris from the Associated Press explains the concept and the potential issues it could create in the Premier League.
We also look back on the FA Cup semi-finals as Chelsea and Leicester are victorious in the last four of the competition as well as a closer look at the relegation battle in the Premier League.
03:35: The European Super League is announced, what next? AP's global football correspondent Rob Harris joins the discussion.
18:40: Reaction to the FA Cup semi-finals as Leicester and Chelsea emerged as this year's finalists.
34:30: Myth-busting Newcastle with Keiron and Luke.
43:50: Time-up for Fulham in the Premier League?
Cup glory, scrutiny and tears
Jason Burt joins Steve Crossman on a bumper feature interview edition of the Sunday preview pod. Ahead of the second FA Cup semi-final we hear from Che Adams and Ricardo Pereira, and with important Premier League fixtures to discuss too we hear from Fulham's Mario Lemina as Premier League survival looks to be slipping out of their grasp. Plus, Nick Pope chats goalkeepers past and present he looks up to and how playing non-league at the start of his career has benefited him.
Kane’s Carabao Cup Concern and Could Tuchel Stop the Quadruple?
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social reacting to Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at Everton that saw Harry Kane limp off injured, and looking ahead to the weekend’s FA Cup semi-finals.
Michael Brown and Conor McNamara give their thoughts on the game at Goodison and what it means for Spurs’ upcoming Carabao Cup Final.
We hear from Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti before discussing whether Thomas Tuchel really can stop Manchester City’s quest for the quadruple at Wembley on Saturday?
Darren asks what impact defeat on Sunday could have on Southampton or Leicester’s season before posing the question, do Premier League Champions Liverpool need to sell one of their front three to reinvigorate the squad?
01:19 - Harry Kane’s injury and match reaction
05:43 - Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti interviews
10:27 - Chelsea vs. Manchester City
24:02 - Leicester vs. Southampton
29:57 - Should Liverpool cash in on one of their forwards?
72+: EFL Chairman Rick Parry
Aaron Paul, former Cardiff manager Neil Harris and Millwall winger Jed Wallace are joined by EFL Chairman Rick Parry to discuss the issues engulfing the football league at the moment, including the return of fans, tackling online racism and how clubs attempt to recover from the financial problems created by the pandemic.
We also hear from Salford City’s new manager Gary Bowyer and look at both the promotion and relegation situations in League Two.
01:10: Neil and Jed reveal what their manager-player relationship was like at Millwall.
03:20: Salford City manager Gary Bowyer.
11:05: League Two discussion and thoughts on promotion and relegation.
17:40: EFL Chairman Rick Parry discusses all issues relating to the football league.
Euro Leagues: PSG's Popularity and Flick's Future
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Christian Falk to unpick the latest round of Champions League matches and the semi final line-up. Neymar of course comes up in conversation and the team discuss why he doesn’t have more fans across the globe. Guillem has the latest on his future along with Kylian Mbappe as well, while Christian offers his insight on what’s next for Hansi Flick. Does he want to stay with Bayern Munich, or will he leave to be the next manager of the German National Team? And could his next move determine Zinedine Zidane’s? Finally Ian Dennis and Chris Waddle join the podcast after they watched Arsenal set up a Europa League semi-final with Unai Emery’s Villareal. The other last four tie will see Manchester United face Roma.
4’00 – PSG v Bayern
5’00 - PSG becoming a more likeable team.
6’00 – Neymar’s lack of popularity
13’00 – Future of Hansi Flick
19’00 – Will Neymar and Mbappe stay at PSG?
22’00 – What kind of manager is Zinedine Zidane?
38.10 – Arsenal’s 4-0 win at Slavia Prague
43.20 – Mikel Arteta’s reaction
Foden breaks City's quarter-final curse
Manchester City are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the first time under Pep Guardiola but there’s no place in the last four for Liverpool. Mark Chapman is joined by Dion Dublin, Stephen Warnock, John Murray and Conor McNamara to react to both games, discuss the superb displays of Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham, and praise Luka Modric's incredible longevity.
Away from the Champions League Dion and Stephen express their anger at another spineless UEFA response to racism in football as a Slavia Prague player is handed the minimum punishment having been found guilty of racially abusing Rangers’ Glen Kamara.
6m30 – Phil Foden chat
11m15 – Pep Guardiola audio
13m00 – Jude Bellingham chat
15m30 – Liverpool’s exit
19m15 – Luka Modric longevity
23m30 – Semi-final lookahead
27m20 - Ondrej Kudela’s 10-game ban for racism
Episode: 180628 Löw’s chocking tactics...
This is why you are not coaches for a soccer team:
After the correctly chocking exit of Germany from Group F it’s amazing that during the entire episode you analyze why Germany left the tournament. A sensation but already in the past of the WC2018 and not a comment about the game/players of Mexicos and Swedens performance, who not only managed to beat the current World Champions, they could also be potential opponents to England.
Is this lack of respect or just ignorance? With the ending of the commentators laughing Germany out of the WC it’s probably something entire different.
Thank you for not only a podcast with very high quality, providing not only professional, relevant experts but delivering it in an entertaining way with a good portion of humor.
Great stuff, great content, great people. Also what a World Cup.
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