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Kane's stand-off with Spurs continues
Steve Crossman is joined by the former Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray & former Watford midfielder Jobi McAnuff as the guys discuss the latest on Harry Kane’s second no-show in a row at the Spurs training ground.
Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp also comes on to share what his experience of working with the club’s chairman Daniel Levy in similar player scenarios during his time in the dugout.
All About Bielsa's Leeds Utd
A special podcast examining the Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Leeds United. Guillem Balagué spent four days behind the scenes at Elland Road back in 2019 speaking to his players, staff, fans and the man himself.
We find out how he’s transformed the training ground, why his players are so impressed and observe one of his training sessions.
Epilepsy in Football
To mark the International Awareness Day for Epilepsy, Steve Crossman is joined by former England and Cardiff forward Jay Bothroyd as well as Port Vale Defender Leon Legge to talk about how the neurological disorder has affected their lives.
All three share personal experiences before chatting about stigmas, mental health and how sport deals with medical conditions.
This podcast contains references to some scenarios you may find distressing. For more information on epilepsy, visit the NHS website.
Celtic's woes worsen as Scottish Premiership returns
Connie McLaughlin is joined by former Rangers, Tottenham and Aston Villa right-back Alan Hutton & ex-Scotland midfielder Michael Stewart to reflect on the opening weekend of the new Scottish Premiership season.
After defeat in their Champions League qualifier in midweek, Celtic's problems continued as they began the campaign with a 2-1 defeat at Hearts, and found goalkeeper Craig Gordon in scintillating form against the club he left in the summer. Connie, Alan and Michael discuss what new manager Ange Postecoglou has to do to turn things around at Park Head.
Meanwhile it was business as usual for Rangers after they opened Ibrox for 23,000 fans to witness their 3-0 win over Livingston - have the champions already laid down a marker for the chasing pack?
The team also take a close look at new-look Aberdeen and discuss the influence new player-coach Scott Brown will have on the side - can they get close to the top two and what other sides will fancy their chances with Celtic in transition?
And there's discussion on the latest news from the Premier League as Manchester City look to wrap up a deal for England and Aston Villa midfielder Jack Grealish, Liverpool welcome back Virgil van Dijk and Manchester United add Rafael Varane to Jadon Sancho as their big summer spend continues.
02:25: Celtic's Champions League elimination carries over to a poor start in the league.
07:00: Ange Postegcoglou reacts to the 2-1 defeat to Hearts.
11:52: Hearts return to the Scottish Premiership with a bang with former Celtic keeper Craig Gordon thwarting his old side.
16:08: Rangers pick up where they left off - what's changed at Ibrox? Plus European ambitions.
25:50: New look Aberdeen off to a flier under Stephen Glass and Scott Brown.
33:10: Hibernian's prospects after 5-goal thriller with Motherwell.
37:30: Premier League news and transfers.
Scottish Premiership Season Preview: Celtic in trouble?
Connie McLaughlin is joined by former Scotland internationals, Charlie Adam, James McFadden and Gary Caldwell to look ahead to the upcoming Scottish Premiership season including Scott Brown’s move to Aberdeen, St Johnstone’s hopes and a deeper look at some of the best fixtures on the way.
The panel are also joined by former Celtic Manager Neil Lennon as they look into the club’s shock exit from the Champions League at the hands of FC Midtjylland, new manager Ange Postecoglou and their prospects this coming campaign.
0:35-07:13 Celtic’s exit from Champions League
07:13-12:52 Neil Lennon on Ange Postecoglou
12:52-15:37 Neil Lennon Celtic’s succession plan and structure
15:37- 16:31 Neil Lennon on HIS future
16:34-19:48 Celtic’s change of fortunes after years of dominance
19:48-25:30 Goalkeeper debate, Fraser, Hart, Barkas
25:30-28:31 Rangers prospects this season
28:31-32:24 Scotland at the Euros legacy
32:24-36:56 Scott Brown
36:56- 42:16 St Johnstone 3 trophies in 7 years
42:16-44:28 Derby Matches (Dundee derby)
44:28- 46:50 Season predictions
Summer signings and Man United get their Varane
In this episode of the Football Daily pod, Steve Crossman is back and gets a chance to catch up with all the big stories in the world of football – and this week he is joined by the familiar dulcet tones of pod favourites; Clinton Morrison, Leon Osman and Don Hutchison.
They get into Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane - who looks to be on his way to Manchester United. Steve asks the age old question, will Paul Pogba stay or leave Manchester United? Not only that, Euro Leagues regular, James Horncastle pops up to give the guys the lowdown on Spurs’ new director of football, and Leon and Don give their insights into what has already been a busy summer at Everton, as the club rebuilds ahead of the season…with Rafa Benitez at the helm.
2’00 – Raphael Verane section with the panel impressed with the deal.
8’30 - Leon Osman says with the Verane and Sancho deals, Manchester United could be real title contenders.
12’15 – The age old Paul Pogba question, will he stay, will he go?
13’17 - Clinton Morrison on keeping Pogba at Manchester United this season.
15’20 - Don Hutchison on Manchester United should be buying Declan Rice from West Ham.
15’40 – European football expert James Horncastle joins the pod.
17’30 - James Horncastle on being surprised if Pogba extended his contract.
19’50 - The lowdown on Tottenham’s new managing director of football, Fabio Paratici.
22’55 – James Horncastle on Paratici being confident that Harry Kane will stay at Spurs.
27’40 – Everton’s busy summer, starting with Rafa Benitez joining the club.
29’32 - Don Hutchison on Benitez appointment at Everton saying it will “end in tears” (but wants to be proved wrong.)
39’00 - Breakdown of Everton’s signings so far.
Friday football social
I keep asking but why is the pod so short? Can't it be longer?