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James Richardson and the Totally pod squad are here three times a week throughout the 2021/22 season with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don't

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James Richardson and the Totally pod squad are here three times a week throughout the 2021/22 season with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don't

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    Very expensive bay leaf

    Very expensive bay leaf

    Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Dominic Fifield into the Totally pod as the Premier League returns with a fascinating fixture list.

    Ranieri returns to the Premier League, Vieira goes back to Arsenal and Newcastle host Spurs with Steve Bruce set to take charge for his thousandth game and possibly his last at St James Park. We spare a thought for a manager who doesn’t get much – if any – respect. And is Harry Kane’s value falling?

    Brentford take on Chelsea in a West London derby. Is it time for Timo to be Romelu’s regular partner in attack?

    We venture into the Isthmian League and remember that Glenn Hoddle was very good at football.

    Plus meeting footballers in real life and the issues facing the door-to-door fishmonger.

    RUNNING ORDER: 
      
    • PART 1: Glenn Hoddle – very good at football (01m 30s)
    • PART 2: World Cup qualifying round-up (05m 00s)
    • PART 3a: Brentford v Chelsea preview (15m 00s)
    • PART 3b: Watford v Liverpool preview (22m 00s)
    • PART 4a: Incredible goings on the Isthmian League (27m 30s)
    • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (30m 00s)
    • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (51m 30s)
    • PART 6: Spotting footballers IRL (53m 30s)

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Arsene Wenger entered the chat

    Arsene Wenger entered the chat

    Jimbo welcomes Julien Laurens, Colin Millar and Matt Davies-Adams into the chat after another dramatic weekend of international football.

    France secure the Nations League title with another come from behind win against Spain as Luis Enrique’s side again rue their lack of individual matchwinners.

    The Athletic’s George Caulkin joins us to discuss what Newcastle’s Saudi takeover means. For the future of the manager, the players and the fans resolving any inner moral conflict.

    Scotland v Israel delivers in World Cup qualifying and Laura Brannan is back to detail her experience of an epic afternoon at Hampden.

    We ask are players like Callum Robinson eroding public goodwill by refusing to get the vaccine for Covid 19.

    Plus Foden as Pirlo, the latest from the WSL and the Women’s Ballon d’Or nominations.


    RUNNING ORDER: 
      
    • PART 1: Spain 1-2 France (01m 00s)
    • PART 2: George Caulkin on the Newcastle takeover (17m 00s)
    • PART 3a: Scotland 3-2 Israel with Laura Brannan (35m 00s)
    • PART 3b: The rest of the World Cup qualifiers for the home nations (43m 00s)
    • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power (57m 30s)
    • PART 5: WSL round-up (59m 30s)

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Cub Scout Clasico

    Cub Scout Clasico

    Jimbo is joined by Rory Smith, Duncan Alexander and Adrian Clarke on the pod where, in spite of the international break, there’s plenty to discuss.

    Mike Ashley’s reign at Newcastle looks to be coming to an end. But the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover raises many issues. Is this the natural conclusion to the total worship of money in English football?

    Italy’s world record breaking unbeaten run is over as Spain beat them 2-1 in the Nations League semi-finals, inspired by 17-year-old Gavi as the future looks bright for the Spanish. And for Barca?

    Arguably the biggest World Cup qualifier this weekend sees Scotland take on Israel at a packed Hampden. Laura Brannan tells us more.

    Duncan brings his stats of the season so far. Are we witnessing the most lenient campaign in Premier League history?

    Plus Claudio Ranieri returns to English football. And Duncan and Adrian relive their days in the cub scouts.


    RUNNING ORDER: 
      
    • PART 1: Newcastle takeover imminent (04m 00s)
    • PART 2: Italy 1-2 Spain (22m 00s)
    • PART 3: Duncan’s stats of the season so far (38m 00s)
    • PART 4: Scotland v Israel preview with Laura Brannan (48m 00s)
    • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (56m 00s)
    • PART 6: Ranieri returns to English football with James Horncastle & Gab Marcotti (58m 00s)

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Fashion week

    Fashion week

    Jimbo is joined once again by Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens after a weekend where Europe’s big guns all taste defeat.

    PSG are beaten for the first time this season at Rennes, as Neymar gets a 2/10 from L’Equipe. Meanwhile Bayern Munich play much better but miss a host of chances in defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.

    Real Madrid lose at Espanyol while Barcelona are beaten yet again at Atletico. Messi’s gone and so have the goals. But will Joan Laporta sack a manager mid-season for the first time in his career?

    Napoli make it 7 wins out of 7 in Serie A as they dare to dream of a title challenge. The same is true of Milan who are enjoying their best start since 2003.

    Jules pays tribute to Bernard Tapie, former president of Champions League winning Marseille. 

    And we look ahead to, and try and build up some hype for, the Nations League Finals.


    RUNNING ORDER: 
      
    • PART 1: Moment of the week (02m 00s)
    • PART 2: Real, Barca, Bayern and PSG all lose (05m 00s)
    • PART 3: Ligue 1 – a tribute to Tapie (22m 00s)
    • PART 4: Bundesliga – the varying fortunes of Leverkusen and Leipzig (34m 00s)
    • PART 5: Serie A update – Napoli win 7 out of 7 (40m 00s)
    • PART 6: Nations League Finals preview (53m 00s)

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Individual against system

    Individual against system

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Lynsey Hooper watch the Premier League sign off in style ahead of the international break.

    Liverpool v Man City gives us 45 minutes of pure pleasure on Sunday. Salah goes all Messi/Kinkladze, there’s a joint man of the match and comedy double act Guardiola and Dean. In terms of the title race, will City’s squad depth prove crucial in the second half of the season?

    Everton take a point at Old Trafford, driven by a Doucoure transformed by Benitez. United meanwhile are not even fun to watch under Solskjaer. 

    Chelsea are top heading into the international break. But is Lukaku becoming less involved in the Blues’ play?

    Elsewhere, there are alarm bells at Burnley, the blossoming Hwang-Jimenez partnership and David Raya – goalkeeper of the season so far.


    RUNNING ORDER: 
      
    • PART 1: Liverpool 2-2 Man City (03m 30s)
    • PART 2a: Man Utd 1-1 Everton (16m 00s)
    • PART 2b: Chelsea 3-1 Southampton (25m 00s)
    • PART 3a: Watford sack Xisco….Ranieri returning? (30m 00s)
    • PART 3b: Burnley 0-0 Norwich & Wolves 2-1 Newcastle (37m 00s)
    • PART 4: An interesting Sunday in the capital (43m 00s)
    • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (57m 00s)
    • PART 6: England squad reaction and some shameless plugging (59m 00s)


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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Disillusioned Jedi

    Disillusioned Jedi

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Adam Crafton react to another enthralling midweek in the Champions League.

    It’s a last-gasp, lucky victory for Man United against Villarreal, saved by De Gea and Ronaldo again. With so many star names to try and accommodate, is Paul Pogba the piece that doesn’t fit?

    Man City are beaten in Paris where Lionel Messi, like Ronaldo, doesn’t do anything until he does something decisive. Has Pochettino found a blueprint for success at PSG?

    Chelsea lose again, this time to Juventus. Can Thomas Tuchel afford to be without Mount AND Kante? And Sasha Goryunov fills us in on one of the biggest shocks of all time – Sheriff’s win at the Bernabeu.

    Liverpool take on Man City in a state of the nation type Premier League showdown this weekend. We take the opportunity to pay tribute to the ageless James Milner.

    Plus Kick-Off 2 inspired VAR and the story of Viv Nicholson winning millions on the pools.


    RUNNING ORDER: 
      
    • PART 1: Man Utd 2-1 Villarreal (03m 30s)
    • PART 2a: PSG 2-0 Man City (12m 00s)
    • PART 2b: Juventus 1-0 Chelsea (21m 00s)
    • PART 3a: Real Madrid 1-2 Sheriff with Sasha Goryunov (27m 00s)
    • PART 3b: Barca battered, Bayern batter (34m 00s)
    • PART 4a: Liverpool v Man City preview (41m 00s)
    • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48m 00s)
    • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (58m 00s)
    • PART 6: On This Day – Viv Nicholson wins big on the pools (60m 00s)


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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
785 Ratings

785 Ratings

NYCAnfieldRed ,

Where Jimbo goes rightminded ppl follow

Simply the best UK based football pod, by far. (Only Second Captains, Irish, on football is as good...or possibly better, heresy I know.) The Jimbo/Honigstein bromance is beautiful, real and dare I say, sweet. No wonder Glendenning is so bitter. On a side. Lauren’s is a buffoon and shouldn’t be on, and certainly shouldn’t be allowed talk about France or PSG. Not a real journalist. Gallic apologist.

Redvedev ,

Needs some TLC then all is good

Genuinely enjoy the show and am always charmed by James and his plethora of rotating journos, particularly Daniel Storey who is always *chefs kiss*.

Two things tho:

1) Please, for gods sake, enough with the gambling sponsorship. Paddy Power can absolutely kiss the skinniest whitest posterior on my body. The absolute dregs, find a less godawful way of sponsoring your show.

2) Julien Laurens: no

Sean from Detroit ,

simply the best

ive followed jimbo over when the pod split and couldn’t be happier. the funniest and most entertaining football pod out

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