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BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers.

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BT Sport brings you a weekly instalment of the best insight and analysis from award-winning football journalist Mike Calvin and a supporting cast of some of Fleet Street's finest writers.

    Will Leicester City find their Holy Grail at Wembley?

    Will Leicester City find their Holy Grail at Wembley?

    Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Seb Stafford Bloor reflect on the development of Brendan Rodgers, and the significance of the FA Cup to Leicester City, and their fans. They also dwell on the possibility of a distinctive double for Chelsea being completed in the women's Champions League final against Barcelona on Sunday.
     
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    • 32 min
    Time to give Chelsea's women's team the credit they deserve?

    Time to give Chelsea's women's team the credit they deserve?

    Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Seb Stafford Bloor reflect on Chelsea's third WSL title in four years, and hail Emma Hayes as one of the most influential coaches in English football. The rivalry with Manchester City, in both the men's and women's game, seems set to endure
     
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    • 33 min
    ...Are Chelsea and Manchester City set to serve up a classic Champions League final?

    ...Are Chelsea and Manchester City set to serve up a classic Champions League final?

    Mike Calvin Miguel Delaney and Dominic Fifield believe the final foreshadows another era of sustained rivalry between Chelsea and City. They contrast two coaches at the peak of their powers, Pep Guardiola and Thomas Tuchel, with one in gradual decline, Jose Mourinho.
     
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    • 50 min
    Kevin de Bruyne : Footballer of the Year and Champions League winner?

    Kevin de Bruyne : Footballer of the Year and Champions League winner?

    Mike Calvin, Anne Marie Batson and Adrian Clarke reveal who they are voting for in the FWA Footballer of the Year poll. They also dwell on the possibility of an all-English Champions League final, and welcome a huge cash boost for the women's version of the competition.
     
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    • 35 min
    Is it time to Draw the Line, and tackle online abuse, once and for all?

    Is it time to Draw the Line, and tackle online abuse, once and for all?

    Mike Calvin, Anne Marie Batson and Adrian Clarke mark the launch of BT & BT Sport's Draw the Line campaign, designed to tackle online abuse, by sharing their own experiences. They support a zero-tolerance policy, and will join this weekend's Bboycott to pressurise social media companies into more effective action.
     
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    • 29 min
    Are Mauricio Pochettino and PSG the neutral's favourite for the Champions League?

    Are Mauricio Pochettino and PSG the neutral's favourite for the Champions League?

    Mike Calvin, John Cross and Paul Hayward stress the importance of the Champions League at a time in which football has the chance to benefit from fundamental change. They believe Thomas Tuchel will steer Chelsea to this season's final, but suggest that PSG, the only semi finalists not to support the Super League, have been galvanised under Mauricio Pochettino.
     
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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

mark3wilkinson ,

Enjoyable

I enjoy this podcast but I would prefer it if Mike Calvin doesn’t lead the guests too much. His questions are framed in a way that makes it very easy for the guest to agree with the statement he wants to make. Otherwise, a decent alternative to more well established podcasts out there.

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