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The premier football podcast from The Times, with the finest writers reviewing and previewing all the action from the 2020/21 season. Hugh Woozencroft, Gregor Robertson and leading football writers from The Times and Sunday Times provide expert analysis of the big issues every Monday and Thursday


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The premier football podcast from The Times, with the finest writers reviewing and previewing all the action from the 2020/21 season. Hugh Woozencroft, Gregor Robertson and leading football writers from The Times and Sunday Times provide expert analysis of the big issues every Monday and Thursday


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    A Missed Opportunity for Ole?

    A Missed Opportunity for Ole?

    Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Alyson Rudd and Matt Dickinson. Liverpool vs Manchester United was the predictable goalless draw a lot envisaged but was it a missed opportunity for Ole Gunnar Solskjær? Liverpool haven’t scored in their last three Premier League matches - are the players tiring at the same time? Leicester and Southampton entertained, but what does the rest of the season look like for two of the best-coached sides in the league? Chelsea are the next visitors to the King Power on Tuesday evening - did we learn anything from their slender victory over Fulham at the weekend? As Mesut Özil looks to be finally on his way out of Arsenal - is it a fond farewell or good riddance? Tanguy Ndombele scored a goal that should be filed under ‘Screamer’ at the weekend, so we share our favourite stunning goals from outside the box. Get your digital subscription to The Times and get a month free: thetimes.co.uk/thegame
     
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    • 59 min
    No Hugging, Please!

    No Hugging, Please!

    Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Tom Clarke and Jonathan Northcroft. Tottenham have once again dropped points from a winning position - is Jose’s cautious style at fault? Would Spurs winning the League Cup buy Mourinho more time to win the fans over? Has Gareth Bale been worth the money they’re paying him when he’s just sitting on the bench every week? The Times’ North-east writer Martin Hardy joins us to talk about the problems at Newcastle after their loss to bottom side, Sheffield United. Is Steve Bruce the man to try and pick them up or has the job ground him down too much? The Premier League have written to clubs reminding them about Covid protocols after recent breaches - should players avoid celebrating goals? If players have tested negative, surely everything on the field should be left unchanged? Manchester United are top of the league, but can they go all the way? We preview their next game against a well-rested Liverpool and round things off by discussing who the best English manager is - following Pep Guardiola’s praise of Graham Potter. There’s a slight curveball brought to the table..
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    The M*gic of the FA Cup

    The M*gic of the FA Cup

    Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Alyson Rudd and Matt Dickinson. The FA Cup third round threw up some shocks, but was the third round as special without fans packed into grounds? Gregor was at the game as Leeds were humbled by Crawley Town, so no one was better placed to explain what went wrong for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. Positive Covid test results have given us a chance to see a lot more of a number of younger players - but how many of them will we see again? Marine didn’t get the result they dreamed of, but with their virtual tickets they did secure a huge financial boost for the club’s future. Dele Alli was given a rare start against the non-league side, but will he remain at Spurs past the end of January? Could Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival at PSG add fuel to the fire that he could move to the French capital? Recent flouting of the guidelines has again called into question whether football should continue during the lockdown. Are further rules going to ruin the game? We end by discussing - how far would you go for your football club?
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    Is The FA Cup Under Threat?

    Is The FA Cup Under Threat?

    Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Tom Clarke and Jonathan Northcroft. Manchester United fall short at the semi-finals again, but what stopped them making the final this time? Manchester City are looking everything United wish they were at the back - are John Stones and Rúben Dias the best centre back pairing in the Premier League? Now the teams are decided, how will Guardiola vs Mourinho go down in the Carabao Cup final? The PFA have announced they’ll start testing EFL clubs twice a week from Monday - but why only now? Should the criteria for postponing games remain the same and is there a real risk the FA Cup could be cancelled completely? As John Stones is back in form and starting for Manchester City, the team end this episode by picking their favourite footballing comebacks.
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    • 57 min
    New Year, Same Chelsea

    New Year, Same Chelsea

    Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Matt Dickinson and Tom Roddy. Happy New Year! Hopefully football gets back to it’s best in 2021 - and it looks like Manchester City are finding form again. Is this the turning point for Manchester City? On the receiving end of Pep Guardiola’s masterclass were Chelsea - with their poor form, should Frank Lampard be starting to get worried? After several Premier League players broke social distancing rules over the festive period - how should we react as fans and should the FA get involved? Things fail to improve for Sheffield United after another pointless weekend - are Sheffield United one of the most unique clubs in Premier League history? Hugh thinks Mauricio Pochettino joining PSG is a pointless appointment and he’s not afraid to tell you why and the team remember the best football failures after Timo Werner’s impressive corner flag routine at the weekend!


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    • 53 min
    The Big Fat Game Of The Year 2020

    The Big Fat Game Of The Year 2020

    Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Alyson Rudd and Tom Clarke. Liverpool once again end the calendar year on top of the Premier League, but not with the final two results they’d have hoped for. What’s causing the stutter to their season? After another cancellation in the Premier League - are we heading towards a fixture nightmare thanks to the new variant of Covid-19 and are teams being treated equally when it comes to postponements? After one of the strangest years ever, we bring you the end of year awards including a heated debate about ‘Manager of the Year’ and The Times’ stat-man Bill Edgar asks the questions with his special end-of-year quiz of 2020!
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A good no-nonsense football podcast. Although I would like more of the "foreign" guys on it

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