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The latest from the Premier League, FA Women's Super League, English Football League, the FA Cup, European football and more!

    High stakes, Arsenal’s drift, and ‘Macheda day’

    High stakes, Arsenal’s drift, and ‘Macheda day’

    We’ve officially reached the ‘business end of the season’, so what are the secrets to delivering performances when the stakes are at their highest West Ham remain in the thick of the European chase and we hear from their keeper Lukasz Fabianski. We talk his old club Arsenal and the soul searching required in North London after their Europa League exit. Plus, we discuss Aston Villa against Manchester United – English football’s most one-sided fixture?

    • 41 min
    Newcastle dash Leicester’s top four hopes

    Newcastle dash Leicester’s top four hopes

    Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas bring you the Friday Football Social edition of the Football Daily podcast.

    Former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton and commentator Arlo White react to Leicester’s 4-2 defeat to Newcastle, which could prove costly for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the race for a top four finish.

    We hear from Newcastle striker Callum Wilson on whether he can make a late charge for a place in England’s squad for the Euros.

    Darren, Jermaine and Alan look ahead to the potential Premier League title deciding match between Manchester City and Chelsea – and debate whether Pep Guardiola should experiment with his side in preparation for the Champions League final.

    And Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant joins the pod to tell us about what it’s like to be managed by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


    1’00” – Reaction to Newcastle’s 4-2 win over Leicester and what this means for the top four race

    7’00” – Interview with Newcastle striker Callum Wilson

    8’30” – Is the new Manchester City v Chelsea rivalry a sign of things to come for the next few seasons?

    21’30” – Where should the Champions League final be held?

    25’00” – What next for Arsenal under Mikel Arteta?

    33’00” – Manchester United goalkeeper Lee Grant gives us an insight into his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

    • 45 min
    72+: Final day feels

    72+: Final day feels

    Aaron Paul is joined by Curtis Davies and Darragh MacAnthony discuss the latest EFL news as the football league regular season draws to a close.

    Peterborough chairman Darragh is in jovial mood after his side finally clinched automatic promotion to the Championship last week - he reveals how they celebrated and how he's already planning for next season.

    Curtis talks us through his week at Derby as they attempt to avoid the drop to League One against Sheffield Wednesday including insight into Wayne Rooney's approach to the game.

    And Doncaster legend James Coppinger joins us ahead of his final game before retiring after an incredible career at Doncaster spanning more than 700 games.

    We also look at the other promotion and relegation permutations in League One and League Two.


    01:15: Darragh talks us through Peterborough's promotion rollercoaster.

    07:25: Curtis discusses how his Derby side have approached their preparation to stay in the Championship on the final day.

    10:00: Doncaster legend James Coppinger joins the show.

    25:43: How Darragh is preparing for next season already.

    27:35: The business end - the permutations in the EFL on the final day and looking back on the season.

    • 47 min
    Euro Leagues: Misery for Mikel and Arsenal's agony

    Euro Leagues: Misery for Mikel and Arsenal's agony

    Steve Crossman is joined by Lee Dixon, Matthew Upson and Alistair Bruce-Ball to reflect on Arsenal’s miserable exit from the Europa League semi-finals, effectively ending their hopes of European football next season.

    A goalless draw at the Emirates was not enough as they lost 2-1 to Villarreal on aggregate and missed out on the chance to play Manchester United in the final.

    Arsenal fans Harry Symeou and Jonny Cochrane join the show to discuss Mikel Arteta’s future and where the club goes now after this latest setback.

    There may be no English domination in the Europa League but Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle are on the pod to discuss the English success in the Champions League, what Pep Guardiola has done to turn Manchester City's season around and whether Zinedine Zidane will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season.

    Plus, how will Jose Mourinho fare on his return to Italy as he prepares to take charge of Roma next season?


    02:03 - Reaction to Arsenal's Europa League exit

    10:48 - Arsenal fans Harry Symeou and Jonny Cochrane share their thoughts on Mikel Arteta's future

    18:59 - Mikel Arteta interview

    22:37 - Reaction to Manchester United reaching the final with Conor McNamara

    30:29 - What went wrong for PSG at Manchester City

    35:09 - What Pep Guardiola did to ensure this season is a success

    38:59 - The triumph for Thomas Tuchel and Thiago Silva in the reaching the Champions League final

    43:14 - How injuries undermined Real Madrid’s season and whether Zinedine Zidane will leave

    43:26 - What Jose Mourinho's move to Roma says about him and Serie A

    • 54 min
    Chelsea set up all-English final

    Chelsea set up all-English final

    Mark Chapman and the 5 Live Sport commentary team discuss Chelsea's 3-1 aggregate win over Real Madrid in the semi-final's of the Champions League which has set up an all-English final against Manchester City.

    The team look at the work Thomas Tuchel has done to transform their season by leading them to both the FA Cup and Champions League finals.

    We hear from the Chelsea boss as well as former winger Pat Nevin on their achievement and debate who will come out on top when they clash with Manchester City.

    And could we see another all-English final in Europe as Arsenal and Manchester United contest their Europa League semi-finals against Villarreal and Roma respectively on Thursday. We hear from Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.


    00:29: How Chelsea secured a Champions League final.

    10:16: Chelsea fan Sam Obaseki talks about the thrill of Chelsea's efforts.

    14:05: Should and all-English final really take place in Istanbul?

    19:30 Thomas Tuchel interview.

    22:43: Looking ahead to the Champions League final.

    30:30: Time for a Real Madrid rebuild?

    34:03: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer interview and Man United chat.

    38:08: Mikel Arteta interview

    40:05: Gulliem Balague talks Villarreal and Arsenal.

    • 42 min
    City make history

    City make history

    John Murray, Nedum Onuoha and Dion Dublin join Kelly Cates to react to Manchester City reaching the Champions League final for the very first time. We hear from Pep Guardiola who's finally back in a final a decade on from his last success with Barcelona and we get a fan's perspective from City TV presenter Natalie Pike. Will it be an all-English final in Istanbul later this month? We hear from Thomas Tuchel ahead of Chelsea's second leg against Real Madrid. And we get reaction from the Italian capital as Jose Mourinho is announced as Roma's new manager for next season.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

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800 Ratings

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aircole23 ,

So do you hate Arsenal?

Today we are a day after Arsenal went away and beat Southampton and there was absolutely no mention of the result! You spoke about the every single game yesterday evening, (even a full on 30 min breakdown and special on Tuchel who hasn’t even coached yet in the league) besides the Arsenal result and this is not the first time by any means.

I love listening to your show, but you never give Arsenal any air time unless it’s about Arsenal losing or a poor result, or trouble in the back office or locker room! Please explain!

jrosey24 ,

Classic uneducated British fans lol

Without a doubt the worst football pod out right now. Just uneducated nonsense over & over. These guys don’t rewatch the match, they watch it once and just shout out ludicrous outdated opinions without being able to back it up with facts or examples. Just garbage cliche agter cliche because they don’t know any better. Just a bunch of fools yelling in a pub “they need to get stuck in more”, “the team that wanted it more got the 3 points” “is England the best team in the world??” “Should big Sam take over???”

biggleswaite ,

Steve Crossman...

Dreadful....has never grown into himself. Turn off

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