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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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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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    In an era of English dominance, are Chelsea capable of retaining the Champions League title?

    In an era of English dominance, are Chelsea capable of retaining the Champions League title?

    Mike Calvin, Miguel Delaney and Glenn Moore assess the balance of power in European club football as the Champions League enters its final round of fixtures in the group stages. They look at the relative merits of the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A before choosing their eventual winner from a widely-accepted elite group of four teams. 
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    • 44 min
    Has Rafa Benitez made the biggest mistake of a celebrated managerial career?

    Has Rafa Benitez made the biggest mistake of a celebrated managerial career?

    Mike Calvin, Miguel Delaney and Glenn Moore question the wisdom of Rafa Benitez's decision to join Chelsea, and suggest he is a victim of generational change in football management. They examine Newcastle's plight, reflect on the dominance of the top three in the Premier League, and look forward to the women's FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea on Sunday.
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    • 45 min
    Are Liverpool destined to cost Rafa Benitez his job at Everton?

    Are Liverpool destined to cost Rafa Benitez his job at Everton?

    Mike Calvin, Jordan Jarrett Bryan and John Cross look forward to a hugely significant Merseyside derby, and suggest Rafa Benitez may be a prisoner of previous regimes at Goodison Park. They believe relegation would not necessarily be a bad thing for Newcastle, and wonder whether Manchester United are already being managed remotely by Ralf Rangnick. 
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    • 55 min
    Will Ralf Rangnick oversee a revolution at Manchester United?

    Will Ralf Rangnick oversee a revolution at Manchester United?

    Mike Calvin, Paul Hayward and Dominic Fifield welcome Ralf Rangnick's arrival at Manchester United, but wonder whether he will be allowed to reshape the club in his own image, They praise Chelsea's youth development ,foresee problems for Antonio Conte at Tottenham, and believe the fan-led review of the game has the potential to be the catalyst for positive change.
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    • 51 min
    Who can clear up the mess at Manchester United?

    Who can clear up the mess at Manchester United?

    Mike Calvin, Seb Stafford Bloor and Tony Hodson analyse Manchester United's long term problems, which may be too onerous, even for Mauricio Pochettino They praise the ruthless efficiency of the Premier League's top three, and, in Champions League week, highlight Xavi's shrewdness in taking charge of what could be another golden generation at Barcelona.
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    • 53 min
    Which of the new Premier League managers will be most successful?

    Which of the new Premier League managers will be most successful?

    Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Richard Amofa consider the consequences of change in the Premier League. They believe Steven Gerrard and Dean Smith are a perfect fit for their new clubs, Aston Villa and Norwich, but have reservations about Eddie Howe's impact at Newcastle. Leicester's Brendan Rodgers would be a significant managerial upgrade for Manchester United. 
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

NorCalStickyIcky ,

Guests

You should have Jordan James Kobe Magic Larry on more

livfor518 ,

Always informed and informative

It’s elevated conversation about football. Thoughtful. Considered. Not looking for shock jock headlines. Mike Calvin cares about the game and it’s well being. His weekly guests are always value added and bring great insight and opnion. I don’t agree with everything that’s said but that makes a great podcast. A weekly must listen for me.

fisherville listener ,

Pay cut

Are these commentators asking bankers and hedge fund managers to take a pay cut?
Footballers are predominantly from working class background, and don’t deserve their pay checks I guess

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