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Chelsea v Manchester City: A title decider?
Aaron Paul is joined by former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton and football reporter Vaishali Bhardwaj to look ahead to the huge Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City.
The panel discuss whether Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola are the two best tactical managers in the world right now, if Tuchel is an “upgraded version of Jose Mourinho” and how Pep Guardiola can learn from the defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final in May.
Ahead of Arsenal v Tottenham on Sunday, Alan Hutton tells us stories about what it’s like to play in a North London derby and how he had to change his car because it was red…
72+: Bamba’s back, naked Neil and Cooper’s at the wheel
Aaron Paul is joined by Middlesbrough defender Sol Bamba and Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor
The guys discuss the most controversial refereeing decisions they’ve been on the right and wrong ends of.
Sol talks about his comeback from non-hodgkin lymphoma and how the illness has changed his perspective on the little things in football.
We find out more about Sol’s 17-year career in the game, from the very start at Paris Saint Germain through to his spell at Leeds United under the controversial regime of Massimo Cellini, who once went round to his house in the early hours of the morning to rant about the club’s problems.
Sol also gives us an insight into what his current manager Neil Warnock is like and answers the all-important question… does Warnock still get naked in front of the players in the dressing room?
Lyle tells us what the last week at Forest has been like with the sacking of Chris Hughton and the appointment of Steve Cooper. He talks about Steven Reid’s rousing speech before he took charge of their win at Huddersfield and how much he’s already learning from Cooper after just a few days in the job.
We hear from Derby County manager Wayne Rooney, who says he's committed to staying on as manager at Pride Park after the club entered administration and reveals his disappointment at the ‘disrespect’ shown by owner Mel Morris in the handling of the situation. The boys discuss whether Derby can realistically survive in the Championship despite their points deductions and how Rooney is in a win-win situation whatever happens.
06.00 - Sol on comeback from illness
09.34 - How it's changed his perspective on football
12.17 - Sol on life under Massimo Cellimo at Leeds
14.14 - The story of Cellini going round to Sol's house at 2am
17.45 - Does Neil Warnock still get naked in the dressing room?
21.07 - Lyle on what the last week at Forest has been like and the impact Steve Cooper is already having
29.54 - Lyle on Forest's lack of confidence at the start of the season
32.47 - Sol on Cooper and the difference between being a good coach and a good manager
34.52 - Wayne Rooney on Mel Morris and his commitment to staying on as Derby manager
41.28 - Sol and Lyle on whether Derby can stay up and how Rooney is in a win-win situation
Euro Leagues: Bellingham’s brilliance and madcap managers
This week’s edition of the Euro Leagues tries to answer all the big questions in European football at the moment, like why hasn’t Messi scored at PSG and can Luciano Spalletti continue his winning formula at Napoli?
Alistair Bruce-Ball is back in the hot seat this week and is joined by Julien Laurens, James Horncastle and Kristof Terreur. They also discuss how big a job Max Allegri has at Juventus and if he can turn things around at the Serie A club - not only that, Archie Rhind-Tutt drops in for a chat from Germany and gives the guys his insight into why Jude Bellingham is doing so well at Dortmund. And if that wasn’t enough, they all dish the dirt on who they think are some of the most madcap managers in world football.
3’20 – Messi’s scoring drought at PSG
8’15 – Luciano Spalletti at Napoli after getting five wins from five.
15’00 - Max Allegri and the huge task he has at Juventus.
21:45 – Archie Rhind Tutt on Jude Bellingham and the great form he’s been in so far this season for Dortmund.
34’30 – The most madcap managers in world football.
Moyes delivers hammer blow to Man United
Mark Chapman is joined by senior football reporter Ian Dennis and former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin as West Ham knock Manchester United out of the EFL Cup third round with a 1-0 victory.
The team debate whether this is a major blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s hopes of winning silverware at Manchester United this season and whether he’s lacking squad depth after making 11 changes.
We’re joined on the pod by BBC Radio Derby’s Chris Coles and Derby fan Ryan Dilks from the Second Tier podcast to discuss Derby County’s future after they were deducted 12 points by the EFL for entering administration.
And after Juventus left it late to grab their first win of the Serie A season over Spezia, Euro Leagues’ regular Mina Rzouki tells us how she thinks Juve still have many issues to solve.
0’30” – Reaction to West Ham beating Manchester United
3’00” – Interview with Stuart Pearce
6’00” – Manchester United’s game management
8’40” – Interview with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
11’40” – Reaction to Chelsea beating Aston Villa on penalties
12’50” – Reaction to Tottenham beating Wolves on penalties
14’11” – Interview with Mikel Arteta
16’00” - Chat on Derby County entering administration and what next for the club
23’05” - Mina Rzouki reacting to Juventus’ first win in Serie A of the season.
QPR quash Everton's EFL Cup hopes
Kelly Cates brings you all the reaction from the EFL Cup third round.
Former Nottingham Forest midfielder, Andy Reid, and Conor McNamara were at Loftus Road where QPR knocked out Everton on penalties.
There was more penalty drama at Craven Cottage where former Everton midfielder, Don Hutchison, and Ali-Bruce Ball watched Leeds beat Fulham to go through to the next round.
And former England keeper, Siobhan Chamberlain, joined the pod to talk about the Lionesses 10-0 win in their World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.
0'13 - Reaction to QPR v Everton
2'48 - Rafa Benitez with Conor McNamara
4'27 - Jermaine Beckford joins the pod
5'29 - Don Hutchison on Leeds' penalty shootout
10'30 - Dan James with George Cummins
13'48 - QPR boss Mark Warburton with Conor McNamara
15'28 - Sheffield United v Southampton with Juliette Ferrington
18'05 - Watford v Stoke with Kelly Somers
19'25 - Lionesses 10-0 World Cup qualifier win
20'42 - England manager, Sarina Wiegman, on their win
21'48 - Siobhan Chamberlain on England's performance
MNC: Tuchel’s Tactics, Moyes’ Mistake & Greaves’ Greatness
Mark Chapman is joined by Micah Richards, Rory Smith and Don Hutchison to discuss the weekend’s Premier League games and remember Jimmy Greaves. The team break down Chelsea’s 3-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and analyse Thomas Tuchel’s tactics as well as his influence on individuals such as Thiago Silva and Marcus Alonso. Harry Kane’s form is then up for discussion before a debate about whether David Moyes made a mistake or not in bringing on Mark Noble to take the last minute penalty against Manchester United. Finally veteran broadcaster Gary Newbon joins the podcast to remember the great Jimmy Greaves.
1:30 – Thomas Tuchel’s influence on Chelsea
13:50 – Thiago Silva’s longevity
20:30 – Marcus Alonso’s revival
23.30 – Harry Kane’s form
31:00 – Mark Noble’s penalty
40:45 - Remembering Jimmy Greaves
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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