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The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, running four times a week throughout the Premier League season.
Hosted by Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell, featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive news from behind the scenes at your club.

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The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, running four times a week throughout the Premier League season.
Hosted by Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell, featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive news from behind the scenes at your club.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Weekend Preview: Bruce Wars, Doucoure Flourishing & Sorry Spurs

    Weekend Preview: Bruce Wars, Doucoure Flourishing & Sorry Spurs

    Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to preview another big weekend of Premier League football... Who needs the points more on Friday night as Newcastle face Leeds - and how can Bielsa get record signing Rodrigo, to start firing? Can Manchester United bounce back from their Champions League humbling away at an Antonio-less West Ham? Plus, Brentford's work-rate, Spurs' dismay and more.
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    • 47 min
    Business of Sport Interview: Maheta Molango PFA chief

    Business of Sport Interview: Maheta Molango PFA chief

    Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater are joined by Maheta Molango, the new chief executive of the union that represents professional footballers in England - the PFA.
    In a wide raging discussion - on topics such as racism, dementia, & the two-year World Cup plan - Maheta shares his vision for leading an organisation, that has faced a series of challenges both on and off the pitch and within the PFA itself under the tenure of the previous CEO Gordon Taylor.
    After visiting dressing rooms of Premier League clubs and beyond, Maheta tells us what the players in his union view as the most issues he should address.
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    • 49 min
    Marcelo Bielsa & Leeds Reborn

    Marcelo Bielsa & Leeds Reborn

    Hosts Dan Bardell and Flo Lloyd-Hughes are joined by The Athletic's Leeds correspondent Phil Hay, to discuss his unmissable new book: 'And It Was Beautiful' - on Marcelo Bielsa's impact at Leeds United...

    Phil dives into the 'cult of Bielsa' sweeping West Yorkshire, the origins of 'murder-ball', how Kalvin Phillips was transformed from the 'runt of the litter' and much more.
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    • 41 min
    Pogba exclusive, Wolves evolving & time for change in Bundesliga?

    Pogba exclusive, Wolves evolving & time for change in Bundesliga?

    Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's David Ornstein who reveals Paul Pogba leaning towards signing new Manchester United contract.
    Our Wolves writer Tim Spiers joins us to assess the start of manager Bruno Lage and also to tell us about his interview with the club’s owner Jeff Shi..
    Also as The Champions League returns, The Athletic’s Oli Kay tell us why he believes despite its imbalanced excesses, the tournament is fantastic and has lots to get excited about this season..
    And The Athletic’s German football writer Raphael Honigstein joins us to talk about an exciting start to the Bundesliga that, like the Premier League, is dominated by familiar names and questions if that will ever change.
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    • 39 min
    Weekend Preview: Patrick Vieira's Palace, Salah's Century & Villa Firepower

    Weekend Preview: Patrick Vieira's Palace, Salah's Century & Villa Firepower

    Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth as the Premier League returns... The trio assess Crystal Palace's summer overhaul ahead of Saturday's London Derby with Tottenham and ask if Dan James and Marcelo Bielsa are a match made in heaven? Plus, Newcastle's chances of spoiling Ronaldo's return to Old Trafford and Villa's slow start to the new campaign.
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    • 48 min
    Business of Sport: Barry Hearn on 40 years in the industry & what's next

    Business of Sport: Barry Hearn on 40 years in the industry & what's next

    Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater are joined by Barry Hearn, a man who is a legend in the business of sport, to share what he has learnt in a 40 year career promoting a range of sports including football, boxing, snooker & darts.
    In a wide-ranging discussion, Hearn compares the running of football clubs to other industries. He also spoke about the pros and cons of gambling sponsorship and how boxing much embrace the evolving new audience that has been attracted to the sport by the likes of social media star Jake Paul & KSI.
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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

@cesargonz ,

Business of Football Pod is 🙌🏼

Loving these views into the other side of the game. Keep them up!

frolichemann ,

Mixed bag

Some weekly shows are great and very in depth, others are basically a review of the betting odds for 45 minutes

crustycornholio ,

Gambling ad disguised as podcast

This podcast is riddled with betting odds, bookie specials, gambling tips woven through the content which is obviously taylored to accomodate these endless gambling promotions. Then every episode an expert who happens to be fully employed by the gambling industry quickly tosses out some worthless facts before delivering the real content - upcoming odds and special for the weekend games. A billion dollar industry trying every trick in the book to pray on the weak and vulnerable. Unsubscribe. They took the dirty money, they have no autonomy over content. It's a gambling marketing podcast and always will be.

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