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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

    Shearer Remembers Gary Speed & Howe Newcastle Can Avoid Relegation

    Shearer Remembers Gary Speed & Howe Newcastle Can Avoid Relegation

    Hosts Dan Bardell and Flo Lloyd-Hughes are joined by Senior Writer for The Athletic, George Caulkin, to discuss Newcastle's perilous Premier League position, the Saudi's first January transfer window and early impressions of new manager Eddie Howe...
    Plus, a special tribute to Gary Speed - 10 years on from his death - as Alan Shearer asks likes of Sam Allardyce, Duncan Ferguson, Chris Coleman, Gordon Strachan and others, what made his mate 'Speedo' so unique.

    • 46 min
    Rangnick confirmed, Ferran Torres future & Benitez the politician

    Rangnick confirmed, Ferran Torres future & Benitez the politician

    As Ralph Rangnick is confirmed as Manchester United interim manager, David Ornstein who broke the story on The Athletic, joins Mark Chapman to bring the very latest details, whilst Adam Crafton will share some of the details from his piece on United’s five-year pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino.
     The Athletic's Patrick Boyland joins us to look at what is going wrong at Everton after another defeat at the weekend ahead of the Merseyside Derby on Wednesday.
    Whilst our Manchester City writer Sam Lee will be with us to share his story on the future of Ferran Torres and why he is thinking about a move in the January window.

    • 36 min
    Weekend Preview: Ralf Rangnick Surprise, Thiago's Grass-Cutter & Newcastle Entertaining Again

    Weekend Preview: Ralf Rangnick Surprise, Thiago's Grass-Cutter & Newcastle Entertaining Again

    Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to reflect on The Athletic's exclusive story, that Ralf Rangnick has agreed a deal to manage Manchester United until the end of the season! Our very own German football expert Raphael Honigstein gives us the low-down on the 'Godfather of Gegenpressing' and the guys discuss what his appointment has done for United's chances at Stamford Bridge on Sunday...
    Plus, whether Arsenal will be able to bounce back from their annual Anfield humiliation against Eddie Howe's ultra-attacking Newcastle, why there are no more excuses for both Brentford and Everton, why Dan's sceptical of all the recent praise for Graham Potter and why Leeds' teenager Joe Gelhardt is like a young Wayne Rooney.

    • 51 min
    Business Of Sport: Crystal Palace Co-owner John Textor Interview

    Business Of Sport: Crystal Palace Co-owner John Textor Interview

    Mark Chapman & The Athletic's Matt Slater are joined by John Textor, who earlier this year invested almost £90million in English Premier League side Crystal Palace and in doing so became a fourth partner and director at the club.

    • 44 min
    Spurs & The Y-Word

    Spurs & The Y-Word

    Hosts Dan Bardell and Flo Lloyd-Hughes are joined by The Athletic's Tottenham correspondent Charlie Eccleshare and News Editor Amitai Winehouse, to discuss Spurs' complicated relationship with an antisemitic slur - The Y word...
    The panel delve into this nuanced debate, reflect on the origins of its association with the North London club, how it continues to divide the fanbase and even the wider Jewish community. Plus, how the heart-warming story of a lesser-known, Leeds-mad Jewish community in Yorkshire factors into this enduring debate.

    • 49 min
    Inside Solskjaer’s dismissal at Man United

    Inside Solskjaer’s dismissal at Man United

    Mark Chapman is joined by The Atheltic’s David Ornstein, Lauire Whitwell & Adam Crafton to discuss the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager of Manchester United. 
    We’ll go inside the turbulent final weeks of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign with detail of how it went wrong and who Manchester United are planning to bring in next.
    Later in the pod Mark & Adam are joined by to The Athletic’s Tim Spiers who has been speaking to Wolves striker Raul Jimenez about his excellent return to form and the documentary that charts his return from a life-threatening injury.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

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Does what it says on the tin.Excellent

Broad, diverse and dynamic football content by insiders in World Football.Ornstein remains the go to in terms of transfer news,intra-club dealings and great guest insights.A must for any informed football fan.

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