'Ringer FC' is your podcast home for all things soccer on The Ringer. Join us on Monday and Thursday for 'Stadio', hosted by Ryan Hunn and Musa Okwonga, two long-time friends, living in Berlin, covering the major European football leagues, and a lot more.
Trailblazing Frappart, Perfect Giroud, and the Rest of the Champions League | Stadio Podcast
Musa and Ryan reflect on the midweek round of Champions League fixtures via the mailbag. Before they do, they big-up Stephanie Frappart, who became the first woman to referee a men’s Champions League fixture, after she took charge for Juventus vs. Dynamo Kiev on Wednesday (04:55). They then discuss a wonderful assist in the Lokomotiv Moscow vs. Red Bull Salzburg game, as well as the other game in the group, which saw Atlético Madrid draw with Bayern (07:10). There were plenty of questions about Olivier Giroud, who scored four (including a perfect hat trick) in Chelsea’s 4-0 win in Sevilla (12:45), as well as how far Frank Lampard’s side can go in the competition. There’s also chat about Manchester United and PSG (20:33), a wild Group B (32:36), Irfan Kahveci’s hat trick, Dortmund vs. Lazio, and much more (41:38).
Christmas for Footballers, Gary Lineker's Greatness, and the Upcoming North London Derby | Wrighty's House
This week on Wrighty’s House, Ian is joined by Stadio’s Musa Okwonga. With the hectic December schedule about to get underway, they discuss the pros and cons of being a professional footballer in England over the festive period (01.07). Next, they look ahead to this week’s North London Derby, which Spurs heads into in good form and Arsenal very much does not (23.46); give flowers to Gary Lineker, who's still underrated for his movement and finishing (41.37); and share a story about a potential transfer that could’ve taken Wrighty to France (56.03).
A Tense Weekend | Stadio Podcast
After a weekend full of tense matches, moments, and situations all around Europe, Musa and Ryan do their best to summarize it all. They begin with Chelsea and Spurs drawing at Stamford Bridge (06:13), before touching on Leeds' win at Goodison Park over Everton, as well as Carlo Ancelotti's calming post-match manner (13:52). There was a game of two halves at St. Mary's as Manchester United came from two goals behind to beat Southampton (16:24), more disappointment for Arsenal, and the subject of concussion protocols in football (21:20). There's some five-subs chat after Brighton vs. Liverpool and a roundup of the rest of the Premier League (28:16), before a discussion of the sad passing of Papa Bouba Diop (34:18). Finally, there's a quick trip around the Bundesliga, Ligue 1, La Liga, and Serie A (44:56).
Diego | Stadio Podcast
Musa and Ryan are joined by Ian Wright to discuss Diego Armando Maradona, who passed away at the age of 60. They discuss his career, some of their favorite goals, and much more about one of football's greatest icons.
Liverpool's Mentality, Exciting Leeds, and Flowers for Lampard and Welbeck | Wrighty's House
On this latest episode, Ian welcomes Jeanette Kwakye and Musa Okwonga back to the house to talk Liverpool’s relentless winning mentality, including praise for how Diogo Jota has slotted into the front three (1:21). There’s chat about another impressive Leeds performance despite not beating Arsenal (10:22), as well as the contrasting reactions of Nicolas Pépé (14:43) and Kieran Tierney (21:28). Flowers this week go to Frank Lampard as a player and how he needs time as a manager (27:25) and also to Danny Welbeck (35:36) after his superb goal this weekend for Brighton. There’s a tale about Jeanette and Dagenham & Redbridge (40:38), before finishing with a couple of stories about Brian Clough (45:21) and Glenn Hoddle (47:00).
PSG End Lyon's Run, Spurs Top, and Simeone Finally Does It | Stadio Podcast
Musa and Ryan are back to chat about a weekend of statement victories, beginning with PSG, who put an end to Lyon’s 80-game unbeaten run in Division 1 Féminine (05:24), before staying in France to discuss Monaco, who came from 2-0 down to beat PSG 3-2 in Ligue 1 (12:53). They then head to the Premier League, which saw Spurs go top following another 2-0 win over Manchester City (19:27), and discuss wins for Brighton, Manchester United, and West Ham and the case for five subs (27:14). There’s also chat about Liverpool cruising to an impressive win over Leicester, as well as Everton returning to winning ways (34:53). Next up, it’s La Liga, as Real Sociedad stay top (39:23), Real Madrid drop points, and Diego Simeone’s Atlético Madrid get their first La Liga win over Barcelona (42:36). There’s also a roundup of the Bundesliga (49:14), Serie A (54:46), and a wild game in the MLS playoffs (58:14).
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Best footy podcast out there. Musa is absolute gold
They Actually Love Football
Ryan and Musa are staples in my week. I am subscribed to over 10 football podcasts and they differentiate themselves with their passion and love of the sport, while being able to tackle more series cultural issues. They are the best new Ringer sport podcast in ages.
This is a very soul cleansing podcast. They are very informed and have lovely conversations about football without being dramatically negative or toxic. I love listening to them talk about football and the world and how those come together. Also, they provide some of the best women’s football coverage outside of the direct community- it’s really refreshing.