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Ben Haines is joined by the former Manchester United defender Danny Higginbotham, former Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff and Luke Edwards from the Telegraph to react to Manchester United's extraordinary 5-0 defeat to Liverpool in the Premier League. The team discuss Manchester United's tactical approach to the match, how damaging the defeat is for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and if his time as Manchester United manager is running out. Joe Smith from the Stretford Paddock Youtube channel joins the pod to give his reaction as a Manchester United fan and gives his thoughts on how Solskjaer handled the tough questions being asked in his post-match interviews. And after sweeping Manchester United aside, the panel debate whether Liverpool are now favourites in the Premier League title race. Topics 2'50” – How damaging is this result for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? 3'30” – Did Manchester United use the wrong tactical approach by trying to press against Liverpool? 10'00” - Is there a lack of leaders on the pitch at Manchester United? 13'00” – Interview with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 15'30” – Reaction from Manchester United fan Joe Smith 18'20” – Jobi on how as a manager he handled a bad result in media interviews 22'00 – Should Manchester United have signed a new central midfielder in the summer? 25'30” – Danny on speaking to Solskjaer when he first got the Manchester United manager's job 27'40” – Is this the beginning of the end for Solskjaer? 30'49” – The big tactical decisions made by Klopp in the match 33'20” – Interview with Jurgen Klopp 36'00” – Are Liverpool now favourites in the title race? 40'00” – Does Roberto Firmino get enough credit for what he does in that Liverpool side? 43'20” – Round-up of the rest of Sunday's Premier League action
Ben Haines, former England international Anita Asante and the Daily Telegraph's Jim White look back on Watford's thrilling 5-2 win at Everton, as Josh King scored a hat-trick against his old club to give Claudio Ranieri his first win as Watford boss. There's also analysis of where Norwich are going wrong after their 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Premier League leaders Chelsea. The team also reflect on a 4-0 win for England over Northern Ireland in women's World Cup qualifying, and a preview of Manchester United against Liverpool on Sunday.
Arsenal's win against Aston Villa takes them into the top half of the Premier League, so what's working for Mikel Arteta? He says abuse is putting managers off the job – Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp chip in with their advice after Steve Bruce opened up on the strain it put on him at Newcastle. The pick of the weekend for Darren Fletcher? Manchester United against Liverpool. But Alan Hutton doesn't see any direction in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side and Lee Dixon thinks they are a “team of individuals” so can they get anything against Liverpool?
Aaron Paul is joined by Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor and Wycombe Wanderers' left back Joe Jacobson to look at the big stories from the EFL. AFC Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Christie tells the podcast about his side's strong start to the campaign. Following Nigel Adkins' departure from Charlton, BBC Radio London's Nick Godwin joins the podcast to examine what comes next for the League One strugglers. There's an insight from Lyle into how new Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper has turned things around. And we find out what's in Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth's beer cabinet.
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Kristof Terreur to look at the biggest stories across European football this week. After Manchester United's dramatic comeback against Atalanta in the Champions League, the team tell us how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is viewed as a football manager across Europe. We find out more about who Paul Fonseca is, as the former Roma manager is in talks with Newcastle United to become their new manager. The panel try to ‘keep up with the Icardis' and the big love triangle in European football. And we explore what impact European football is having on the environment. Topics: 0'53” - What is the view on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a manager across European football? 6'20” – Leonardo Bonucci's comments on Juventus without Cristiano Ronaldo 9'00” – Jose Mourinho's post-match comments after Roma's 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt in the Europa League 11'40” – Thoughts on whether Paulo Fonseca would be a good fit for Newcastle United 18'20” – Mauro Icardi's turbulent week off the pitch 23'50” – How Real Madrid and Barcelona are looking ahead of this weekend's El Clasico 29'25” – What impact is European football having on the environment?
Mark Chapman is joined by BBC senior football reporter Ian Dennis, former Celtic manager Neil Lennon, ESPN senior writer Mark Ogden and Italian football journalist Mina Rzouki to reflect on Manchester United's remarkable Champions League comeback. From 2-0 down, to 3-2 winners over Atalanta, just what did Ole Gunnar Solskjaer say at half time? You can hear from the Manchester United boss, as well as Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea won comfortably at Stamford Bridge against Malmo. And on the day Steve Bruce and Newcastle part ways by mutual consent, Alan Shearer, Karen Carney and George Caulkin of the Athletic join the podcast to look at what's next for both the former manager and club. TOPICS: 00'30 Reaction from Old Trafford 12'30 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 14'10 Looking ahead to Manchester United v Liverpool 18'30 Chelsea reaction after their 4-0 win over Malmo 21'00 Thomas Tuchel 22'40 Other Champions League results with John Bennett 25'30 Reaction to Steve Bruce leaving Newcastle
Kelly Cates and guests reflect on Liverpool's dramatic 3-2 win away to Atlético Madrid in the Champions League after Manchester City beat Club Bruges 5-1 in Belgium. John Murray and Mark Lawrenson recap a frantic night at the Wanda Metropolitano before John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap joins the podcast to give his thoughts. After Jurgen Klopp explains his awkward exchange with Diego Simeone on the whistle, John Bennett rounds up all the other games in Europe. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Pat Nevin then reflect on a memorable night for Cole Palmer as Manchester City breezed to a convincing win over Burges. After Pep Guardiola's post-match comments, focus turns to Manchester United ahead of a huge tie at home to Atalanta, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had plenty to say ahead of the game. TOPICS: 00:12 – Reaction from Madrid 17:37 – Jurgen Klopp's post-match comments 20:30 – All the other Champions League games 23:30 – Rection from Bruges 30:25 – Pep Guardiola's post-match comments 32:30 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Man Utd preview
Mark Chapman is joined by former Manchester City defender, Micah Richards, former Blackburn forward, Chris Sutton, and Chief Football correspondent for the New York Times, Rory Smith, on the Monday Night Club. England have been ordered to play one match behind closed doors as a punishment for the unrest at Wembley Stadium during the Euro 2020 final and they talk about whether it is a suitable sanction and if it could have been more. The panel discuss what happens next for Newcastle after their first game under their new ownership. They also talk about whether the likes of Watford and Norwich could join Newcastle in a potential relegation battle this season. Plus, Micah has added yet another string to his bow as a voice over artist where he credits Boyz II Men as his inspiration! Topics: 0'30 – Micah's new voice over work 3'22 - England's stadium ban 10'11 – Newcastle's new era 17'30 – Should Newcastle give Bruce a chance or give an opportunity to Graeme Jones? 20'50 – Who would want to join Newcastle in January? 29'10 – Norwich's winless start to the season 40'20 – Are Watford at risk of relegation with Ranieri in charge?
Our 5Live Sport commentary teams are out and about in Europe for the latest round of the Champions League. John Murray and former Liverpool defender, Mark Lawrenson, are in Madrid ahead of Liverpool's tie against Atletico Madrid. They talk about the current form of Mo Salah, this same fixture last season and how Atletico are performing in La Liga. Plus, Alistair Bruce-Ball and former Scotland winger, Pat Nevin, are in Belgium to preview Club Brugge v Manchester City.
Emma Saunders is joined by former Liverpool midfielder, Charlie Adam, former Spurs defender, Stephen Kelly, and Football Daily regular, Ben Haines, to talk through the weekend's games. Newcastle kick-started their new era with a defeat by a dominant Spurs, although the match was halted by a medical incident which saw players running to get a defibrillator to help a fan in the stands who collapsed. They talk about how quick the players were to react to the incident and what it might feel like to carry on playing in a situation like that. The panel touch on West Ham's win over Everton and Emma reveals what it was like to see *that* Mo Salah goal in the flesh. Topics: 1'10 - How quick the players were to react to the collapsed fan 5'31 - Sergio Reguilon on alerting the referee 11'44 - Spurs' controlled performance 23'58 - Steve Bruce on his future 29'44 West Ham v Everton 39'00 - Mo Salah's wondergoal at Watford
Ben Haines is joined by former Hull City and Macclesfield midfielder Alex Bruce and The Telegraph's North East Correspondent Luke Edwards to look at Saturday's action, which included a stunning Mo Salah performance and a big win for Leicester City, who in the process ended Manchester United's unbeaten away record. Hear from Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. And as Steve Bruce approaches his 1000th managerial match, we ask whether he deserves a chance the be at the helm as Newcastle enter a new era, post the Saudi takeover. Alex gives us an insight into how the week has been for his dad, the media speculation on his future and how it has impacted the whole family. Plus, hear what Alan Shearer makes of the takeover, what he thinks the fans really want and why he told Steve Bruce to never take the Newcastle job. TOPICS: 1'00 Goal of the day 3'10 Jurgen Klopp interview 4'20 Mo Salah's Liverpool contract 9'30 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer interview 11'30 'Sloppy' Manchester United and the mounting pressure 17'30 Praise for Brendan Rodgers 18'30 Saturday's other scores 19'20 The latest supercomputer predictor 22'00 Alan Shearer interview 30'00 Alex Bruce on his Dad - Steve Bruce
Darren Fletcher is joined by the former Newcastle midfielder Kevin Nolan and the former Newcastle defender Jonathan Woodgate as it's been confirmed that Steve Bruce will take charge of Newcastle on Sunday for his 1000th match in football management. The panel discuss whether the speculation around his job this week has been fair, how the new owners are going to transform Newcastle and if they will struggle to sign “superstar” players despite now being the richest club in the world. You'll also hear Pep Guardiola's reaction to Raheem Sterling's comments about wanting to play abroad in his career at some point. And the former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot joins the pod to give us an insight into what it's like to play under Claudio Ranieri as he prepares to take his first game as Watford manager against Liverpool. Topics: 1'16” – Steve Bruce on what's happened at Newcastle this week 2'30” – Has the speculation around Steve Bruce's job this week been unfair? 8'12” – How long could the transformation of Newcastle take? 11'23” – Will Newcastle be able to persuade “superstar” players to join them? 16'30” – Should a sporting director be Newcastle's first new signing? 19'00” – Pep Guardiola's reaction to Raheem Sterling's comments about wanting to play abroad in his career 20'36” – What next for Sterling at Manchester City? 27'30” – Could the next month be crucial in Chelsea's bid to become Premier League champions? 36'38” – Melchiot gives us an insight into what it's like to play under Claudio Ranieri
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to dissect the latest European football stories. With Claudio Ranieri's return to the Premier League, they look at his most recent time in Italy managing Roma and Sampdoria. Spanish starlet, Pedri, has signed a new contract extension with a release clause of one billion euros, and the panel ask can anyone be worth that much money? They dive into Luis Campos who is rumoured to be joining Newcastle as the next Sporting Director and why is Emmanuel Macron playing in centre midfield in France? Topics: 3'00 – Julien Laurens gloats over France's win against Spain in the Nations League final 8'00 – Is the Nations League a big deal? 13'20 – Claudio Ranieri with Simon Stone 16'01 – How do Italians view Ranieri? 26'48 – Pedri's billion dollar release clause 35'40 – Who is Luis Campos? 41'55 – Why is Emmanuel Macron playing in central midfield?
Aaron Paul is joined by QPR chief executive Lee Hoos and former Hull City manager Phil Brown, who talks about his departure from Southend at the weekend. Fresh from announcing his retirement from football, ex-Swansea winger Wayne Routledge joins the podcast to discuss his future plans. Sutton United manager Matt Gray gives us insight into his side's rapid rise into the League Two play-offs. And with the FA Cup first round proper just one victory away, Pontefract Collieries boss Craig Rouse looks ahead to his team's mouthwatering derby against FC Halifax.
Kelly Cates is joined by former England goalkeeper Rob Green, former England defender Matt Upson and our senior football reporter Ian Dennis to analyse England's 1-1 draw with Hungary in their World Cup qualifier. Ian reflects on the crowd trouble that broke out in the away supporters' end at Wembley, which overshadowed the early stages of the match. The panel discuss if England's starting eleven lacked balance and if it was the right decision to substitute Jack Grealish in the second half. You'll hear interviews from England manager Gareth Southgate and players Kyle Walker, John Stones and Declan Rice. And our Scotland reporter Roddy Forsyth and the former Scotland player Lee McCulloch give their thoughts on Lyndon Dykes' performance after he scored a late winner to help Scotland beat the Faroe Islands. Topics: 1'12” – Round-up of England 1-1 Hungary 2'30” – Analysis of England's “lacklustre” performance 6'00” – Crowd trouble in the away end at Wembley 9'12” – Was Hungary's penalty harsh on England? 11'30” – Interview with Kyle Walker 13'00” – Did Hungary approach the game differently because they were playing England? 14'00” – Interview with John Stones 16'17” – Analysis of Stones' performance 17'10” – Interview with Gareth Southgate 21'00” – Was it the right decision to sub Jack Grealish? 25'00” – Interview with Declan Rice 28'12” – Reaction to Scotland's 1-0 win over the Faroe Islands
Kelly Cates is alongside former Scotland forward, James McFadden, Wales striker, Sam Vokes, and former Republic of Ireland international, Clinton Morrison to look back at the international weekend. They delve into Steve Clarke's time at Scotland so far and look at what has changed for Scotland over the years to get to this point. The panel discuss Jack Grealish and Phil Foden and how they are at the top of their game, not only for their club, but for country as well. Plus, the new CEO of the PFA, Maheta Molango, joins the pod to talk about players schedules, vaccinations and racism. Topics: 1'30 – What has changed for Scotland? 8'55 – Steve Clarke on the Scotland squad 10'37 – How important are the players who may not play every game? 17'20 – Our football correspondent, John Murray, joins the pod to talk about England v Hungary 18'46 – Gareth Southgate on Grealish, Foden and Hungary 27'45 – Phil Foden's talent 30'35 – CEO of the PFA, Maheta Molango, joins the pod
Steve Crossman is joined by Charlie Adam to discuss Steve Bruce's position at Newcastle and Scotland's win over Israel before a roundup of the weekend's WSL action. Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis gives his thoughts on the reports that Steve Bruce won't be in charge for Newcastle's first match under new ownership before Rafa Honigstein gives details on Ralf Rangnick amid talk the German is set to become Sporting Director at St James' Park. Charlie then gives his thoughts on Scotland's incredible win over Israel to boost their chances of qualifying for the Qatar World Cup before Kelly Smith and BBC Sport's Emma Sanders reflect on Arsenal moving clear at the top of the WSL. TOPICS: 01:20 - Steve Bruce's future 07:50 – What Ralf Rangnick would bring to Newcastle 21:25 – Scotland's win over Israel 28:30 – Arsenal's 3-0 win over Everton and the weekend's WSL 34:00 - Jonas Eidevall interview 35:30 – Emma Hayes interview
Steve Crossman looks back at a successful night for two of the home nations in the World Cup qualifiers. Our commentary team of Alistair Bruce-Ball, Pat Nevin and Roddy Forsyth react to what was a magical night at Hampden Park, which saw Scotland beat Israel in the 94th minute to go second in Group F. England cruised to a 5-0 victory against Andorra, and John Murray, Ian Dennis and Leon Osman reflect on a straightforward night's work for Gareth Southgate's men. Plus, reaction to the WSL Manchester derby with Vicki Sparks and Siobhan Chamberlain. Topics: 1'35 - Reaction from the full time whistle at Hampden Park 5'25 - Lee McCulloch on Scotland's win 13'29 - Hear from John McGinn 15'04 - Leon Osman, John Murray and Ian Dennis on England's 5-0 win over Andorra 22'29 - John Murray with Gareth Southgate 24'03 - Vicki Sparks & Siobhan Chamberlain from Leigh Sports Village on the Manchester derby
Connie McLaughlin, Welsh full back Neil Taylor and former Wales women's national team manager Jayne Ludlow reflect on a dramatic 2-2 draw between Czech Republic and Wales in Prague. Dan James earned Rob Page's side a point after a horrendous goalkeeping error from Danny Ward nearly cost Wales victory. Correspondent John Murray helps preview England's World Cup qualifier in Andorra, as we hear from Gareth Southgate and Kieran Trippier after the latter was named as captain for the game. And former Scotland midfielder Michael Stewart looks ahead to a crucial game for Steve Clarke's side at home to Israel.
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Rafa Honigstein and Julien Laurens to look at the latest goings on in European football. They look at how Newcastle's takeover will be viewed from the continent and Spain's re-emergence as an international force after reaching the Nations League final. And they have the latest on Kylian Mbappe's future after an update from the player's mother. And Julien tries his hand at live match reporting as Belgium take on France.
On a momentous day for Newcastle United, Steve Crossman is joined by Alan Shearer, Chris Waddle and Ian Dennis to reflect on the club's takeover. We also hear from Amanda Staveley, a key part of the Saudi Arabian-backed consortium which has completed its takeover. And there's a look at what will happen next for the club, including criticisms of Saudi Arabia's human rights record.
Kelly Cates is joined by Senior Football Reporter Ian Dennis, Aston Villa defender Anita Asante and former Scotland midfielder Pat Nevin to discuss the big stories of the day. The panel start by debating the uptake of covid-19 vaccinations in football and how its making headlines in the England camp before reacting to interviews with Fikayo Tomori and Luke Shaw. Kelly is then joined by the Telegraph's Luke Edwards and Newcastle fan Taylor Payne for the latest on the Saudi Arabian takeover of Newcastle United. TOPICS: 02:00 – Vaccination in football 14:25 - Fikayo Tomori 23:34 – Luke Shaw 32:10 – Newcastle takeover
Aaron Paul is joined by Plymouth Argyle manager, Ryan Lowe, and former Exeter City manager, Paul Tisdale for this week's episode. Luton Town legend, Mick Harford, joins the pod to talk about his battle with prostate cancer, how Sir Alex Ferguson nearly signed him for Manchester United and where he thinks Luton will go in the future. Also on the pod, how do you go from England manager to Welling United manager? Peter Taylor talks about his managerial career and how he was the first manager to give David Beckham the England captaincy. TOPICS 1'45 – Have people forgotten about the Football League during the international break? 6'16 – The Matt Taylor derby 8'19 – ‘Big Mick' Harford joins the pod 9'47 – Mick Harford on his battle with prostate cancer 13'55 – His reputation as ‘Big Mick' 17'01 – Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to sign Mick Harford in 1991-1992 27'55 – Peter Taylor on managing England to National League side, Welling United
Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith analyse Liverpool and Manchester City's dramatic draw in the Premier League on our Monday Night Club edition of the pod. The panel discuss Phil Foden's impressive performance on the left wing for Man City and whether Pep Guardiola should keep him in that position in future. After his stunning goal, is Mo Salah the best player in the world right now and should Liverpool extend his contract? And The Athletic's Italian football expert James Horncastle joins the pod to give us an insight into Claudio Ranieri, as he's appointed Watford's new manager. TOPICS: 2'10” - Analysis of Manchester City's tactics in the first half 6'00” – Chat on Phil Foden's performance and on what his best position is 13'43” – Is Mo Salah the best player in the world right now? 21'24” – Is it a four horse title race? 23'40” – Are Manchester United's coaching staff getting the best out of the squad? 34'53” – Reaction to Claudio Ranieri being appointed Watford's new manager
Ben Haines is joined by Jermaine Beckford, Gary Caldwell and Luke Edwards to discuss Sunday's talking points. They break down the extraordinary 2-2 draw between Liverpool and Manchester City, touch upon why Pep Guardiola was unhappy with numerous incidents and of course appreciate Mo Salah's superb goal. Both managers' post-match interviews are reflected on, before a debate about Watford sacking Xisco Munoz with Hornets fan Jacob Culshaw. Conversation turns to Steve Bruce and whether he'll suffer the same fate and Gary gives his insight of working on Newcastle's training ground over the summer before explaining his new role working with Manchester City's loan players. Guillem Balague stops by with the latest on Ronald Koeman's situation at Barcelona before a discussion around what's going so wrong for Manchester City in the WSL and what's going so right for Arsenal. 02:50 – Liverpool 2-2 Manchester City review 07:18 – Pep Guardiola interview 12:30 – Jurgen Klopp interview 16:45 – Sunday's other results 20:45 – Watford sacking Xisco Munoz 30:20 – Is Steve Bruce next? 34:20 – Discussion on loan players and Gary's role at City 41:40 – Latest on Koeman and Barcelona with Guillem Balague 47:15 – City's struggles and Arsenal's 100% start in the WSL
Ben Haines is joined by the former Tottenham and Birmingham City right-back Stephen Kelly and EFL presenter Nubaid Haroon to discuss the big stories from Saturday's matches in the Premier League. Find out why Everton midfielder Andros Townsend decided to copy Cristiano Ronaldo's trademark goal celebration in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United. Following a mixed day for Ben Chilwell in Chelsea's 3-1 win over Southampton, Stephen gives us an insight into how hard it can be for players to perform for their domestic clubs after being away at a major tournament for their national teams. After Daniel Craig said he thought Jurgen Klopp would make a great James Bond this week, the panel pick their “Bond villains” from the world of football. And we look ahead to the huge match between Liverpool and Manchester City - commentary from 4.30pm on 5 Live Premier League Sunday. Topics: 2'00” – Andros Townsend's celebration 4'00” – Townsend's interview explaining the celebration 7'48” – Is there a lack of game management at Manchester United? 15'00” – A lucky escape for Chelsea? 19'00” – Is there too much expectation on Ben Chilwell following the summer? 23'00” – Brighton continue to impress 25'33” – Would Jurgen Klopp make a good James Bond? 27'00” – Who would make a good Bond villain from the world of football? 28'00” – Liverpool v Manchester City – the best attack against the best defence?
Darren Fletcher is with Dion Dublin to preview a huge weekend in Premier League football. Nedum Onuoha and Charlie Adam join the pod to talk about the top of the table clash that is Liverpool v Manchester City and they delve into what they think the strengths and weaknesses are for both sides. The panel debate whether Romelu Lukaku is underperforming for Chelsea and whether he should be taking more of his chances. Plus, Leon Osman previews Manchester United v Everton. Topics: 0'39 – Are Liverpool being talked about enough this season? 5'50 – The power of Anfield 9'53 – Where will the weaknesses be? 16'50 – How do you deal with an attacking front line like Liverpool's and Manchester City's? 19'30 – Manchester City's left side going forward 21'45 – Is Romelu Lukaku underperforming for Chelsea? 27'00 – Is Lukaku in the top bracket of strikers in Europe? 31'58 – Leon Osman on Manchester United v Everton
Aaron Paul is joined by Southend United manager Phil Brown and Colchester United full-back Charlie Daniels for this week's episode. After Max Power's 30-yard header past his own goalkeeper for Wigan this week, the boys discuss the most memorable own goals they've witnessed. Jonathan Woodgate joins to reflect on the start of his managerial career, revealing the pride he felt in leading his boyhood club Middlesbrough and where he felt it went wrong at the Riverside. Woodgate retells the drama of how he took charge of Bournemouth so quickly and unexpectedly, what he learned from his time on the south coast and how the pressure of playing for Real Madrid compares to the pressure of being a manager. The guys also chat about how difficult it is to stay calm on the touchline and not let emotions get the better of you, with Charlie revealing that Eddie Howe can be quite different in the changing room to the composed figure we're used to seeing in the dugout. Phil and Charlie reveal their winners and losers from the EFL after another busy week of action, before former Preston and Norwich manager Alex Neil drops by for a chat to look back on his four years at Preston. Neil tells us what he's been up to since leaving Deepdale and how he's staying involved in the game to be ready for the next potential job, whilst also sharing an insight into Norwich's strategy as they remain without a point on their return to the Premier League. TOPICS 01.18 – Memorable own goals 03.21 – Jonathan Woodgate on his time at Middlesbrough 07.31 – Woodgate on the drama of how he became Bournemouth manager 11.25 – Pressures of management compared to playing 16.03 – Challenge of staying calm on the touchline 18.54 – Winners and Losers in the EFL this week 23.08 – Alex Neil on what he's been up to since leaving Preston 24.57 – Neil on Preston regrets 28.40 – Neil on Norwich's strategy
Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined by Guillem Balague, Mina Rzouki and Kristof Terreur to round up the biggest stories in European football. Ronald Koeman's time seems to be up after two consecutive 3-0 defeats in the Champions League. The panel discuss what state Barcelona are in and who they think is likely to replace Koeman as the next manager. Russian football journalist, Sasha Goryunov, joins the pod to give us the fascinating back story to FC Sheriff Tiraspol, who produced one of the biggest Champions League upsets beating Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. Plus, are Italians being paranoid when it comes to refereeing decisions? Topics: 0'25 – Guillem's post-match wine with Pochettino 2'00 – What is everyone's post-match tipple? 4'53 – Is Ronald Koeman's time up? 10'48 – Ronald Koeman's potential replacements 17'10 – Who would be the most popular choice for Barcelona fans? 21'45 – The story of FC Sheriff Tiraspol with Sasha Goryunov 27'51 – What are Sheriff's fanbase like? 30'57 – How do you get to FC Sheriff Tiraspol? 36'41 – Italy's response to AC Milan's sending off
Chants of Viva Ronaldo rung round Old Trafford long after the final whistle after his injury-time winner rescued Manchester United from what had been another unimpressive Champions League performance. The Athletic's Carl Anka joins the pod to discuss David De Gea's rejuvenation and we hear from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who says United were indebted to 'the best goalkeeper in the world' for their result. We ask Sam Obaseki if we there's concern at Chelsea after back-to-back defeats when failing to score before speaking to Ernest Macia in Catalonia who predicts we've seen Ronald Koeman's last match in the Barcelona dugout.
Kelly Cates is joined by Michael Brown, Sylvain Distin and John Murray to reflect on Manchester City's 2-0 defeat at Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League group stage. They discuss what City lacked after dominating possession and having more shots on target - and whether PSG were that convincing despite winning the match. We hear what Pep Guardiola made of his team's performance, before Julien Laurens joins us to discuss what Lionel Messi's first goal will mean to him and the fans and how the front three of Mbappe, Neymar and Messi are allowed to play with such freedom. Alistair Bruce-Ball rounds up another big win for Liverpool as they thrashed Porto 5-1 and tells us what injury issues Jurgen Klopp is facing ahead of Sunday's visit of Man City. John Bennett drops by to tell us about the other big results in the Champions League – including a shock last-minute win for Moldovan side Sheriff against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. And we reflect on the passing of Liverpool's record league goalscorer and England World Cup winner, Roger Hunt, who has died at the age of 83. Former Liverpool defender and assistant Phil Thompson shares his memories of his idol and friend - describing what his success meant for the club and its fans. TOPICS 00.27 - John Murray summary of game 01.20 - Reaction with Michael Brown and Sylvain 06.30 - Pep Guardiola post-match reaction 12.26 - Julien Laurens on Messi's first goal 18.27 - Alistair Bruce-Ball on Liverpool's win at Porto 20.35 - John Bennett rounds up rest of the main Champions League headlines 25.37 - Phil Thompson on passing of Roger Hunt
Mark Chapman is alongside Rory Smith, Micah Richards and Chris Sutton to talk through the North London derby and what the result means for both Arsenal and Tottenham. They ask why there is always a particularly huge fallout around Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United whenever anything goes wrong, are Arsenal actually on the up and should we be genuinely worried about Spurs? Also, what did they make of Bruno Fernandes' penalty and did they think the miss had anything to do with Ronaldo's presence? And they discuss Manchester City's dominant performance over Chelsea and how big of a boost that result is for Manchester City going forward. TOPICS 2'05 - Why is it that Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United get overreactions? 9'34 - Arsenal's performances this season 16'01 - Has Aubameyang done enough for Arsenal recently? 20'18 - Should we be worried about Spurs? 26'43 – What about Aston Villa? 32'08 - Was Bruno Fernandes put off by Ronaldo's presence? 41'10 - Man City's win over Chelsea
Our 5Live Sport commentary team of John Murray and former Manchester City midfielder, Michael Brown, are in Paris ahead of Manchester City's Champions League tie against PSG. They talk about whether last season's semi-final will play a part in how both teams set up and whether Lionel Messi will start this game for PSG.
Emma Saunders is joined by former Leyton Orient player and manager, Jobi McAnuff, former West Brom defender, Jonas Olsson, and the Daily Telegraph's Luke Edwards to react to another packed weekend of Premier League football. Arsenal beat Tottenham 3-1 in the North London derby with an incredible first half performance from the Gunners. The panel discuss what changed for Mikel Arteta's side going into this game and whether we should be worried about Tottenham's form going forward. Brentford picked up a brilliant point against Liverpool and there was late penalty drama at Old Trafford as Aston Villa beat Manchester United 1-0. The question on everyone's lips is, who takes Manchester United's next penalty? Plus, they take a look at Manchester City's 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge and how big the result is for both teams at this stage of the season. TOPICS 2'37 - Reaction to the North London derby 4'48 - How important were Arsenal's youngsters to today's performance? 7'17 - Mikel Arteta with George Cummins 13'01 - Aaron Ramsdale's performance 15'23 - Is the Manager of the Month curse back for Nuno? 21'06 - Brentford's 3-3 draw with Liverpool 23'20 - Brentford's game plan against Liverpool 26'48 - How Brentford have reached this point from League Two 31'12 - Aston Villa's 1-0 win over Manchester United 35'09 - Did Bruno Fernandes feel the pressure when taking United's penalty? 42'58 - Manchester City's performance in their 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge
Aaron Paul is joined by former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton and football reporter Vaishali Bhardwaj to look ahead to the huge Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City. The panel discuss whether Thomas Tuchel and Pep Guardiola are the two best tactical managers in the world right now, if Tuchel is an “upgraded version of Jose Mourinho” and how Pep Guardiola can learn from the defeat to Chelsea in the Champions League final in May. Ahead of Arsenal v Tottenham on Sunday, Alan Hutton tells us stories about what it's like to play in a North London derby and how he had to change his car because it was red…
Aaron Paul is joined by Middlesbrough defender Sol Bamba and Nottingham Forest striker Lyle Taylor The guys discuss the most controversial refereeing decisions they've been on the right and wrong ends of. Sol talks about his comeback from non-hodgkin lymphoma and how the illness has changed his perspective on the little things in football. We find out more about Sol's 17-year career in the game, from the very start at Paris Saint Germain through to his spell at Leeds United under the controversial regime of Massimo Cellini, who once went round to his house in the early hours of the morning to rant about the club's problems. Sol also gives us an insight into what his current manager Neil Warnock is like and answers the all-important question… does Warnock still get naked in front of the players in the dressing room? Lyle tells us what the last week at Forest has been like with the sacking of Chris Hughton and the appointment of Steve Cooper. He talks about Steven Reid's rousing speech before he took charge of their win at Huddersfield and how much he's already learning from Cooper after just a few days in the job. We hear from Derby County manager Wayne Rooney, who says he's committed to staying on as manager at Pride Park after the club entered administration and reveals his disappointment at the ‘disrespect' shown by owner Mel Morris in the handling of the situation. The boys discuss whether Derby can realistically survive in the Championship despite their points deductions and how Rooney is in a win-win situation whatever happens. TOPICS 06.00 - Sol on comeback from illness 09.34 - How it's changed his perspective on football 12.17 - Sol on life under Massimo Cellimo at Leeds 14.14 - The story of Cellini going round to Sol's house at 2am 17.45 - Does Neil Warnock still get naked in the dressing room? 21.07 - Lyle on what the last week at Forest has been like and the impact Steve Cooper is already having 29.54 - Lyle on Forest's lack of confidence at the start of the season 32.47 - Sol on Cooper and the difference between being a good coach and a good manager 34.52 - Wayne Rooney on Mel Morris and his commitment to staying on as Derby manager 41.28 - Sol and Lyle on whether Derby can stay up and how Rooney is in a win-win situation
This week's edition of the Euro Leagues tries to answer all the big questions in European football at the moment, like why hasn't Messi scored at PSG and can Luciano Spalletti continue his winning formula at Napoli? Alistair Bruce-Ball is back in the hot seat this week and is joined by Julien Laurens, James Horncastle and Kristof Terreur. They also discuss how big a job Max Allegri has at Juventus and if he can turn things around at the Serie A club - not only that, Archie Rhind-Tutt drops in for a chat from Germany and gives the guys his insight into why Jude Bellingham is doing so well at Dortmund. And if that wasn't enough, they all dish the dirt on who they think are some of the most madcap managers in world football. Topics: 3'20 – Messi's scoring drought at PSG 8'15 – Luciano Spalletti at Napoli after getting five wins from five. 15'00 - Max Allegri and the huge task he has at Juventus. 21:45 – Archie Rhind Tutt on Jude Bellingham and the great form he's been in so far this season for Dortmund. 34'30 – The most madcap managers in world football.
Mark Chapman is joined by senior football reporter Ian Dennis and former Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin as West Ham knock Manchester United out of the EFL Cup third round with a 1-0 victory. The team debate whether this is a major blow to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's hopes of winning silverware at Manchester United this season and whether he's lacking squad depth after making 11 changes. We're joined on the pod by BBC Radio Derby's Chris Coles and Derby fan Ryan Dilks from the Second Tier podcast to discuss Derby County's future after they were deducted 12 points by the EFL for entering administration. And after Juventus left it late to grab their first win of the Serie A season over Spezia, Euro Leagues' regular Mina Rzouki tells us how she thinks Juve still have many issues to solve. Topics: 0'30” – Reaction to West Ham beating Manchester United 3'00” – Interview with Stuart Pearce 6'00” – Manchester United's game management 8'40” – Interview with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 11'40” – Reaction to Chelsea beating Aston Villa on penalties 12'50” – Reaction to Tottenham beating Wolves on penalties 14'11” – Interview with Mikel Arteta 16'00” - Chat on Derby County entering administration and what next for the club 23'05” - Mina Rzouki reacting to Juventus' first win in Serie A of the season.
Kelly Cates brings you all the reaction from the EFL Cup third round. Former Nottingham Forest midfielder, Andy Reid, and Conor McNamara were at Loftus Road where QPR knocked out Everton on penalties. There was more penalty drama at Craven Cottage where former Everton midfielder, Don Hutchison, and Ali-Bruce Ball watched Leeds beat Fulham to go through to the next round. And former England keeper, Siobhan Chamberlain, joined the pod to talk about the Lionesses 10-0 win in their World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg. TOPICS 0'13 - Reaction to QPR v Everton 2'48 - Rafa Benitez with Conor McNamara 4'27 - Jermaine Beckford joins the pod 5'29 - Don Hutchison on Leeds' penalty shootout 10'30 - Dan James with George Cummins 13'48 - QPR boss Mark Warburton with Conor McNamara 15'28 - Sheffield United v Southampton with Juliette Ferrington 18'05 - Watford v Stoke with Kelly Somers 19'25 - Lionesses 10-0 World Cup qualifier win 20'42 - England manager, Sarina Wiegman, on their win 21'48 - Siobhan Chamberlain on England's performance
Mark Chapman is joined by Micah Richards, Rory Smith and Don Hutchison to discuss the weekend's Premier League games and remember Jimmy Greaves. The team break down Chelsea's 3-0 win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and analyse Thomas Tuchel's tactics as well as his influence on individuals such as Thiago Silva and Marcus Alonso. Harry Kane's form is then up for discussion before a debate about whether David Moyes made a mistake or not in bringing on Mark Noble to take the last minute penalty against Manchester United. Finally veteran broadcaster Gary Newbon joins the podcast to remember the great Jimmy Greaves. TOPICS: 1:30 – Thomas Tuchel's influence on Chelsea 13:50 – Thiago Silva's longevity 20:30 – Marcus Alonso's revival 23.30 – Harry Kane's form 31:00 – Mark Noble's penalty 40:45 - Remembering Jimmy Greaves
Janette Kwakye is alongside former Spurs defender, Stephen Kelly, and Premier League reporter, Vaishali Bhardwaj, to go through an action packed Premier League Sunday. Chelsea showed their class as they beat Tottenham 3-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. The panel ask if Chelsea can win the title and if Spurs should even be considered in the top 4 conversation. It was an end to end game in the early kick off where Manchester United beat West Ham 2-1 at the London Stadium and there was late drama as David Moyes brought on captain, Mark Noble, to take a penalty even though he hadn't played a minute of football! Plus, Brighton's emphatic start to the season continues and Leicester drop more points. TOPICS 1'30 – Jimmy Greaves tribute 5.48 - Chelsea v Spurs 7.13 - Chelsea title contenders 14.01 - Harry Kane's goal drought 19.29 - West Ham v Man Utd drama 23.42 - David Moyes on choosing Mark Noble to take the penalty 29.05 - Jesse Lingard's resurgence 36.00 - Brighton's excellent start to the season 38.08 - Are Leicester struggling?
Gigi Salmon looks back on the life and career of Jimmy Greaves who has died aged 81. Former Tottenham manager David Pleat & our senior football reporter Ian Dennis talk about his career. We hear some archive as Jimmy Greaves sat down with Jimmy Armfield to discuss his life. Alan Shearer & Jimmy Greaves' former team-mate Alan Mullery also reflect on the life of the England & Tottenham legend. Plus ITV presenter Jim Rosenthal joins us to talk about his broadcast career. TOPICS 02.06 – Ian Dennis discusses him being the greatest English goalscorer 03.54 - David Pleat talks about his memories of Jimmy Greaves 12.37 - Jimmy Greaves archive interview with Jimmy Armfield 27.45 - Ian Dennis final word on Jimmy Greaves 30.48 - Alan Shearer on his goalscoring ability 33.11 - Alan Mullery discusses his memories of Jimmy 35.45 - Jim Rosenthal on his broadcasting career
Ben Haines is joined by former Brighton and Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray and Premier League presenter Nubaid Haroon to discuss the big talking points from Saturday's action. Liverpool are top of the league after beating Crystal Palace. The boys talk about how Mohamed Salah has improved his overall game this season and the impact having fans back at Anfield is having on Jurgen Klopp's side. Over 53,000 fans were at the Etihad to watch Manchester City have just one shot on target in a goalless draw with Southampton. Did Pep's comments about wanting more supporters to come to the Etihad invite extra pressure on his players? And with Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United all looking strong this season, how costly will those dropped points be if they're to defend their Premier League title? On Sunday, injury-hit Tottenham face a Chelsea team that has conceded just one goal in the league this season. Glenn offers his expertise on how best to deal with the threat of Romelu Lukaku. Rafa Benitez suffered his first defeat as Everton manager as they were beaten 3-0 by Aston Villa. Glenn and Nubaid debate Rafa's style of play and what constitutes “entertaining football.” And they reflect on the impact Leon Bailey had, with the Villa winger coming on as a substitute, scoring a goal and grabbing an assist before being brought back off the pitch, in a remarkable 21 minute debut. Derby County beat Stoke a day after announcing that the club will go into administration. Aaron Paul from the 72+ podcast joins us to talk about what points deductions they could face and we hear from Wayne Rooney on his concerns for everyone involved at Pride Park. Elsewhere in the East Midlands, Nottingham Forest began life without Chris Hughton with victory over Huddersfield for their first win of the season. Aaron gives us the latest on their plans to appoint Steve Cooper as Hughton's replacement and Glenn shares his thoughts on what the future holds for his former team. TOPICS 01.47 – Liverpool reaction 05.37 – Salah's evolution this season 08.01 – Manchester City's draw with Southampton 12.40 – How costly are dropped points with the top four all in strong form? 14.02 – Rafa Benitez's style of play and what does entertaining football look like? 20.19 – Tottenham v Chelsea preview 23.21 – Glenn's thoughts on how to deal with Lukaku 27.04 – Derby County reaction with Aaron Paul 28.22 – Wayne Rooney on off-field concerns at Pride Park 30.44 – Nottingham Forest's future
Darren Fletcher brings you the Friday Football Social, discussing all the big talking points from the Premier League. We have reaction to Newcastle's 1-1 draw at home to Leeds, with Michael Brown and Vicki Sparks joining us from St James' Park. Former Newcastle midfielder and West Ham assistant coach Kevin Nolan is alongside Darren to dissect what the future holds for Steve Bruce after another turbulent week off the field. Nolan also discusses West Ham's strong start in the Europa League, after they beat Dinamo Zagreb in their opening group game. He says Declan Rice can become one of the best in the world, giving us insight into what the England star is like as a character in the dressing room. And we look ahead to the threat Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United will pose to David Moyes' side following their loss to Young Boys in the Champions League. Pep Guardiola has caused quite the stir amongst Manchester City fans after saying he wanted more of them at the Etihad for Saturday's match against Southampton, with just over 38,000 turning up for the win over RB Leipzig midweek. Loukas Gregory from the 1864 City Supporters Group drops by to discuss whether the relationship between the manager and supporters has been damaged with Guardiola refusing to apologise for his comments. TOPICS 00.30 – Newcastle v Leeds reaction 04.46 – Kevin Nolan on off-field issues at Newcastle 12.22 – Nolan on how David Moyes has transformed West Ham 17.20 – Declan Rice discussion 22.45 – Fallout from Manchester United's defeat to Young Boys 28.09 – Pep Guardiola on his comments about fans 29.07 – City fan Loukas Gregory reaction to Pep's comments
Aaron Paul is joined by former Leyton Orient midfielder Jobi McAnuff and Reading defender Michael Morrison to discuss what the future holds for Nottingham Forest after they sacked Chris Hughton, with the club bottom of the Championship. BBC Nottingham's Forest commentator Colin Fray tells us how the fans are feeling and who the leading candidates are in the search for a replacement. Forest legend Robbie Earnshaw also drops by to share his thoughts on the direction the club is going in and he describes the extra pressure Forest players and managers feel due to the club's history. Accrington Stanley have made a solid start to League One and their manager John Coleman says he has fallen back in love with football, after his comments following their FA Cup exit back in 2019, where the officiating made him ‘physically sick.' And Northampton Town manager Jon Brady talks about his unique management style and how the team have dealt with their relegation to League Two. TOPICS 02.25 – Colin Fray on Hughton's sacking 09.14 – Robbie Earnshaw on Forest's future and pressure of playing for the club 19.00 – Accrington manager John Coleman 28.05 – Northampton manager Jon Brady
Alistair Bruce-Ball is joined by Guillem Balague, Kristoff Terreur and Mina Rzouki look at the big stories in European football. After Club Brugge held French football giants Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League we'll hear from the CEO of the Belgian side Vincent Mannaert, and ask why PSG's stars are struggling to shine on the pitch. Guillem gives us his take on Barcelona's thumping defeat to Bayern Munich and what it means for the future of Ronald Koeman. And the team discuss whether Juventus' victory against Malmo will inspire the team to get their first win in Serie A this weekend
Mark Chapman is joined by Nedum Onuoha, Pat Nevin and commentators Ian Dennis and Conor McNamara to reflect on entertaining opening Champions League wins for Manchester City and Liverpool. We hear from Jurgen Klopp on his side's epic 3-2 win over AC Milan at Anfield. And after nine goals at the Etihad, Pep Guardiola tells us how satisfying Man City's win over RB Leipzig was. And as Chris Hughton's time as Nottingham Forest boss looks like drawing to a close, 72+ podcast host Aaron Paul joins the team to look at what next for the Championship's bottom club.
Kelly Cates and guests look back on an incredible opening night of this season's Champions League. John Murray and Michael Brown describe the extraordinary scenes post-match in Bern where the ten-men of Manchester United lost 2-1 late on to Swiss Champions Young Boys before The Athletic's Carl Anker joins the pod to reflect on what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said in his press conference. It was much more straightforward at Stamford Bridge where Lee Dixon and Vicki Sparks watched Chelsea beat Zenit 1-0. They discuss the impact Romelu Lukaku has had on Thomas Tuchel's side before John Bennett and Mina Rzouki drop by to wrap up the rest of the night's action. Mina sticks around as focus turns to AC Milan's trip to old foes Liverpool on Wednesday. Lee then gives his thoughts on Manchester City ahead of their tie with RB Leipzig before Pep Guardiola gives a frustrated response to the suggestion that he must win the Champions League before he leaves club. TOPICS: 01:00 – Atmosphere in Bern and reflecting on Manchester United's defeat 12:30 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 13:30 – Carl Anker's thoughts 18:30 – Chelsea's win over Zenit 26:00 – Rest of the night's matches 28:30 – Liverpool Vs AC Milan preview 33:30 – Man City Vs RB Leipzig preview
Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Rory Smith and Chris Sutton discuss the Premier League games from the weekend. What impact did Cristiano Ronaldo have when he returned to Old Trafford? Can his influence win Manchester United the league? The panel discuss which team had the biggest win of the weekend and the impact of new signings at Crystal Palace. After Mo Salah got his 100th goal in the Premier League, the panel discuss whether he could be an underrated player. Plus, Micah explains the day he was involved in a social media blunder with Joleon Lescott. TOPICS: 0.44 – Cristiano Ronaldo 4.09 – Manchester United title contenders? 5.45 – The impact of Ronaldo 13.40 – Bruno Fernandes 17.12 – Paul Pogba 20.31 – Biggest win of the weekend 21.30 – Arsenal v Norwich 25.50 – Micah on Joleon Lescott's social media blunder 30.02 – Crystal Palace v Tottenham 31.10 - Odsonne Edouard 39.02 – Totteham's season so far 41.40 – Mo Salah 46.06 – Other underrated players
Emma Saunders is joined by Ben Haines, Glenn Murray and Luke Edwards to discuss Liverpool's win over Leeds as well as Sunday's WSL action. The team chat Salah as he enters the Premier League's 100 club and take a closer look at Harvey Elliott's injury before asking what's going wrong across the park for Everton's women's team. The panel then turn their attention to two stories overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo's return at Old Trafford on Saturday - Odsonne Edouard dream debut for Crystal Palace and Steve Bruce's outburst at local media with Newcastle in the relegation zone, without a win. TOPICS: 04:00 – Salah enters the 100 club 08:30 – Harvey Elliott's injury 21.20 – WSL and what's going on at Everton? 27:14 – Odsonne Edouard and Palace 37:00 – Steve Bruce at Newcastle
Ben Haines is joined by former Aston Villa midfielder, Lee Hendrie, and Premier League reporter, Vaishali Bhardwaj, to dissect Ronaldo's first game back at Old Trafford for 12 years. He scored twice on his Manchester United return and received a rapturous reception from fans lucky enough to be inside the ground. Plus, Crystal Palace beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 with a dream debut for Palace's new signing, Odsonne Edouard. Topics: 1'03 – Lee Hendrie on whether we saw a different Cristiano Ronaldo 3'44 – Cristiano Ronaldo talking about his first game back at Old Trafford 5'04 – Ronaldo admits he was nervous ahead of today's game 10'35 – Are Manchester United title contenders with Ronaldo? 12'01 – The other key performers for Manchester United 16'52 – Vaishali Bhardwaj on Crystal Palace's emphatic 3-0 win over Spurs 22'52 – Connor Gallagher's performance