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BT Sport brings you closer to the heart of the game with Michael Calvin's Football People, The weekly podcast features the best writers, addressing the biggest issues, and an in depth interview, conducted by the host, an award winning author and journalist.
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Michael Calvin's Football People BT Sport

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    • 4.4 • 78 Ratings

BT Sport brings you closer to the heart of the game with Michael Calvin's Football People, The weekly podcast features the best writers, addressing the biggest issues, and an in depth interview, conducted by the host, an award winning author and journalist.
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    Liam Manning - Education of a Coach

    Liam Manning - Education of a Coach

    Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Tony Hodson to discuss the North London derby, Manchester City's dominance, and the coaching styles of Mikel Arteta, Antonio Conte, Roberto di Zerbi and Graham Potter. One of the game's brightest young managers, Liam Manning of MK Dons, is Mike's guest on the latest edition of the Football People podcast.
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    • 54 min
    Joey Barton - The strains and sacrifices of football management

    Joey Barton - The strains and sacrifices of football management

    Mike Calvin, Lucy Ward and David Preece dwell on the pressure of management in the latest edition of the Football People podcast. They respond to an in-depth conversation with Joey Barton, which touches on the strains of living away from home in a notoriously insecure profession.
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    • 58 min
    Professor Simon Chadwick - Football Will Never Be The Same Again

    Professor Simon Chadwick - Football Will Never Be The Same Again

    Michael Calvin gets a dispiriting glimpse into football's future from Professor Simon Chadwick, his latest guest on the Football People podcast. In addition to reviewing the Champions League, Miguel Delaney and Seb Stafford Bloor discuss the growing influence of Gulf states and the business principles of US investors on the global game.
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    • 56 min
    Andy Holt - Rich Men, Poor Men

    Andy Holt - Rich Men, Poor Men

    Michael Calvin is joined by John Cross and Anne Marie Batson to discuss the fallout from the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, and Chelsea's move to replace him with Graham Potter. Michael finds an instructive contrast in the approach of Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt, his special guest on the latest edition of the Football People podcast.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Stuart Webber - Striking Out for the Summit

    Stuart Webber - Striking Out for the Summit

    Michael Calvin is joined by Stuart Webber, Norwich's Sporting Director, who is preparing to climb Mount Everest. He talks about the "blessing and the curse" of being a yo-yo club, and his vision for the future of the game in general. Paul Hayward and Richard Amofa discuss the influence of Sporting Directors, and also analyse the winners and losers in the summer transfer window.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Alan Redmond - The global search for young talent

    Alan Redmond - The global search for young talent

    Michael Calvin is joined by Alan Redmond, Global Head of Football for Roc Nation, to discuss the transfer market, and the global search for the best young footballers. Jonathan Northcroft and Dominic Fifield also appear in the latest Football People podcast, casting their expert eyes on potential winners and losers in the last week of the summer window.
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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

NorCalStickyIcky ,

Venture Capitalists

I love the distain in Calvin’s voice when he calls Burnleys new American owners “venture capitalists”. Just utter contempt and disgust. I’m sure he’s broadcasting live from his 400sf apartment in a faceless pale yellow building as he says this. He’s just a regular bloke waiting in line for his daily ration of bread and vodka like everyone else.

SJCB1957 ,

Mike Calvin’s Football Podcast

Excellent podcast that involving serious journalists discussing the big issues impacting football. Love it.

DanvirSingh ,

For true fans of the beautiful game

If you love the game of football and appreciate thoughtful, considered discussion on it then this is the podcast for you! Can’t wait for next season to come around so I can get back to listening to one of my new favorite podcasts!

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