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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.

    Will Jose Mourinho teach Jurgen Klopp a trick or two this season?

    Will Jose Mourinho teach Jurgen Klopp a trick or two this season?

    Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Art de Roche weigh up the managerial reputations of Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp. They see Chelsea as title challengers, believe Lionel Messi is an avoidable distraction for Manchester City, and draw parallels between goalscoring problems suffered by Manchester United and Arsenal. 
     
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    Who will prevail in the grind of this, the hardest season?

    Who will prevail in the grind of this, the hardest season?

    Mike Calvin, Miguel Delaney and Dominic Fifield analyse Liverpool's capacity to overcome injuries and infections. They praise Brendan Rodgers, dwell on the promise of Mason Mount and look forward to the measured return of crowds. Speaking before news of Pep Guardiola's new City contract, they also examine the challenges facing the Manchester clubs.
     
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    • 51 min
    Will the season be decided by the extreme demands on players?

    Will the season be decided by the extreme demands on players?

    Mike Calvin, Glenn Moore and Richard Amofa analyse the consequences of a crowded season. They hail women's football weekend, envisage Arsene Wenger as FA chairman, and predict a revolution in recruitment. 
     
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    • 51 min
    Can Leicester shock the football world once more?

    Can Leicester shock the football world once more?

    Mike Calvin, Anne Marie Batson and Dominic Fifield assess Leicester's chances of repeating their 2016 title triumph. They suspect Liverpool and Manchester City will reassert themselves, but praise the progress made by Southampton, Spurs and Chelsea. International football, though, is becoming difficult to justify.
     
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    • 53 min
    Are Liverpool capable of becoming consistent champions?

    Are Liverpool capable of becoming consistent champions?

    Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Jordan Jarrett Bryan believe Liverpool have the ingredients required to develop a dynasty. They predict Everton will add to deep-seated problems at Manchester United, suggest Chelsea are coming together quickly, and feel Arsenal could make the top three.
     
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    • 49 min
    Are Chelsea capable of winning the Premier League this season?

    Are Chelsea capable of winning the Premier League this season?

    Mike Calvin and Ade Oladipo do not share Darren Lewis's confidence in Frank Lampard's squad, even in this, the most unpredictable of seasons. The panel draws a damning contrast between Mikel Arteta and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, and sees the logic of Pep Guardiola returning to Barcelona. They also identify Leicester's Wes Morgan as a leader of the future.
     
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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

Altabird97 ,

Best football podcast ever!

Hands down the best football podcast ever. Nothing else even comes close.

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

NorCalStickyIcky ,

You make me sick

This was a whole episode with three people talking about who should give money. Worry about yourselves and what you’re doing. Who the hell made you some moral judge. Go home and play in your sandboxes you ambulance chasing pussies

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