314 episodes

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, Matt Slater and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive news from behind the scenes at your club.
Subscribe to The Athletic UK Audio+ on Apple Podcasts to get daily bonus episodes bringing you the very best transfer news and insights throughout the January transfer window.

The Athletic Football Podcast The Athletic

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    • 4.5 • 134 Ratings

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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, Matt Slater and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive news from behind the scenes at your club.
Subscribe to The Athletic UK Audio+ on Apple Podcasts to get daily bonus episodes bringing you the very best transfer news and insights throughout the January transfer window.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Weekend Preview: Ward-Prowse Better Than Becks, 'Tired' Tuchel & Big Dunc's Deja Vu

    Weekend Preview: Ward-Prowse Better Than Becks, 'Tired' Tuchel & Big Dunc's Deja Vu

    Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to look ahead to another big weekend of Premier League action... Is James Ward-Prowse the best Free-Kick taker in PL history? Is Conor Gallagher better off at Selhurst Park than returning to Stamford Bridge, did Steven Gerrard's return to Goodison Park just get a whole lot harder and much more...

    • 45 min
    Isha Johansen FIFA Council Member on her rise to the top: Business of Sport

    Isha Johansen FIFA Council Member on her rise to the top: Business of Sport

    Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater speak to Isha Johansen, who is a member of The FIFA Council, the main decision making body of world football about a range of topics including the challenges she's encountered on her journey to the corridors of power, biennial World Cups, plus diversity and sustainability in the game.
    Previously Isha was President of the Sierra Leone Football Association , one of only a few women in the world to have headed a national football association. Isla is also owner and CEO of Sierra Leone National Premier League club FC Johansen, the club she started to provide guidance and opportunities to children whose lives had been disrupted by civil war.

    • 48 min
    Transfer Daily - Slow Week for Newcastle, Bergwijn Price Bump, Dembele/Aubameyang Frozen Out

    Transfer Daily - Slow Week for Newcastle, Bergwijn Price Bump, Dembele/Aubameyang Frozen Out

    The Athletic Transfer Daily brings you all the best insight into the latest transfer news throughout the January window...

    Dan Bardell and Amitai Winehouse talk Newcastle with club correspondent Chris Waugh, and we hear from the Spurs podcast after Steven Bergwijn's match-winning goals v Leicester.

    As well as a round-up of the latest moves elsewhere, there are interesting stories brewing around Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Ousmane Dembele.

    The Bored Ape Yacht Club & Bored Footballers: NFT's & The Premier League

    The Bored Ape Yacht Club & Bored Footballers: NFT's & The Premier League

    Hosts Dan Bardell and Flo Lloyd-Hughes are joined by Joey D'Urso, Investigations writer for The Athletic, to explore the Premier League's increasingly close relationship with Cryptocurrency, NFT's and the Metaverse...
    What is a 'non-fungible token', why is John Terry promoting something called the 'Ape Kid's Club', what do a cartoon monkey and the Mona Lisa have in common and why supporters should care how millionaire players choose to invest their money.

    • 42 min
    Transfer Daily - Arsenal's striker search, Salah's contract and Pogba's future

    Transfer Daily - Arsenal's striker search, Salah's contract and Pogba's future

    The Athletic Transfer Daily brings you all the best insight into the latest transfer news throughout the January window...

    Host Adam Leventhal has the latest on Arsenal's pursuit of a new striker, Mo Salah's contract negotiations at Liverpool, and Paul Pogba's future at Old Trafford.

    There's also an update Everton's search for a new permanent manager.

    Transfer Daily - Latest on Martinez to Everton, plus Oxlade-Chamberlain at a crossroads

    Transfer Daily - Latest on Martinez to Everton, plus Oxlade-Chamberlain at a crossroads

    The Athletic Transfer Daily brings you all the best insight into the latest transfer news throughout the January Transfer Window...

    Host Dan Bardell is joined by Luke Bosher from The Athletic newsroom with the latest on the news that Everton have offered Roberto Martinez the vacant managers job at Goodison Park.

    Plus we've got insight into the future of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain at Liverpool as the midfielder enters a pivotal second half of the season, and we've got the view from Tottenham as their reported pursuit of Adama Traore continues.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
134 Ratings

134 Ratings

Football from Nigeria ,

Love this pod

Really enjoy the pod really informative

Jaysz267 ,

Typical Woke, Radical Leftist Trash

From an American - Keep to Football and drop the Socialist commentary.
Unsubscribed and not coming back.

jrosey24 ,

Is this BT talk radio?

Bought into the athletic UK because of David Ornstein, but I’ve been highly disappointed since. The reason Americans like david so much is not only because he uses a double sourcing policy like American journalists (assuring higher accuracy in reports…. See the sun for poor examples), but also because he approaches topics with a nuanced view. Mark chapman and this pod are the exact opposite….. it’s like football for dummies. Like most other British football talk shows…..
Like cavemen speaking “this team won…. They good” “other team lose….. they bad”

Not everything is black and white gentleman.

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