The European football podcast every Monday that reviews the latest news, results and talking points from the Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1, Serie A and more. Hosted by Rob Daly. The show features experts, analysis and special interviews with interesting figures within the game. Get in touch with us o…
Football In Europe Podcasts
As the European football season comes to a close across the continent, hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott pick their teams of the season featuring Messi, Bonucci, Keita and a few controversial picks too! For a round-up of the weekend’s European cup action plus a review of the 2016/17 season, download the latest edition of Trans Europe Express on talkSPORT, featuring Rob alongside Andy Brassell and host Danny Kelly for a three-hour special (also available on iTunes).
Spanish football writer for The Times Joe Cassinelli joins us to discuss Real Madrid winning La Liga on the final day, Isco, Barcelona’s short-comings, Torres scoring in his Calderon farewell and why a managerial domino effect is expected in Spain this summer. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also discuss Juve and Monaco’s deserved title successes, Cologne qualifying for Europe, Zenit’s problems and we hear Carlo Ancelotti’s singing at Bayern’s title celebrations.
Dirk Kuyt’s hat-trick wins Feyenoord the title. We speak to Eredivisie commentator on Sky Sports, Richard Connolly, about a dramatic final day in the Netherlands. Benfica are champions again in style, Monaco edge closer to Ligue 1 glory, Chris Parrott tells us about his tour inside the new Atletico stadium and Napoli sign up with….Tinder! BT Sport’s Adam Summerton explains the mess at Inter after Pioli’s sacking.
Host Rob Daly is joined by BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt and Bundesliga commentator Kevin Hatchard to discuss the latest from Germany as Dortmund beat Hoffenheim in a “Champions League play-off”, Cologne beat Bremen in a 4-3 thriller for Europe and RB Leipzig have major reason to celebrate. Chris Parrott is back too as he heads to Madrid this week for the last ever European game at the Calderon. We discuss Atletico/Monaco’s chances plus why Feyenoord have had a major wobble in their mission to claim the Eredivisie title, with De Kuip packed out with fans watching an expected victory on big screens.
Three top guests this week joining host Rob Daly: BT Sport commentator Steve Wyeth was on the mic as Bayern beat Wolfsburg 6-0 to secure their 5th consecutive Bundesliga title. We discuss Ancelotti’s latest league triumph after a tough week, plus the collapse of Wolfsburg. French Football Weekly’s Rich Allen helps us get in to Nice’s win over PSG which may end Emery’s hopes of claiming the Ligue 1 title. Mario Balotelli goes on an epic wind-up as Monaco close in a major domestic honour We also speak to former Charlton Athletic employee Jimmy Stone, who has exposed the bizarre network of European football clubs feeding in to The Valley, and why Roland Duchatelet’s model of ownership has failed so spectacularly. His new 4-part radio documentary “Getting To Know The Network” has been nominated for multiple awards, been featured in VICE and the Daily Mail and is a truly great piece of fan journalism. You can download the podcast now on iTunes, listen on Soundcloud or follow the documentary on Twitter at @GTKTheNetwork
Three top guests this week to discuss major stories across Europe: BT Sport Commentator Adam Summerton joins us having covered Milan’s dramatic 2-2 draw with Inter, in a week when their Chinese takeover was completed Bundesliga expert Kevin Hatchard explains how Leipzig have qualified for the Champions League, plus we review the events at Dortmund over the past week. French Football Weekly’s Richard Allen breaks down the attack on Lyon players by Bastia fans at the weekend, leading to the game being called off. We also chat about Nice securing a top 3 spot in Ligue 1.
Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott chat about Atletico’s draw at Real Madrid, Neymar’s red card against Malaga and Bayern’s win over Dortmund. We also talk about Zenit’s new ground, Chiellini’s business degree and the rap song dedicated to Anthony Modeste. Plus, World Soccer journalist Emanuel Roşu joins us from Romania to discuss the chaotic name-ownership situation at Steaua Bucharest, who remain in a legal dispute with the country’s Ministry of Defence.
Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the internationals: - Danny Blind is sacked by the Netherlands - France hand Mbappe his debut - Germany/Spain/England enjoy comfortable wins - Buffon reaches 1000 games - Ronaldo scores his 70th international goal Could Eden Hazard join Real Madrid? Plus, Andrew Downie joins us to talk about his new book Doctor Socrates: Footballer, Philosopher, Legend. Enter our competition to win a copy on our twitter page @FIEpodcast.
BT Sport commentator Adam Summerton joins us to discuss Kylian Mbappe’s weekend goalscoring heroics with Monaco - plus the latest with AC Milan’s chaotic takeover, Juve’s chances against Barcelona in the Champions League and why Gabbiadini deserves his Italy recall. Rob Daly also chats to Richard Connelly, Sky Sports commentator on the Eredivisie, about Justin Kluivert getting his first league goal for Ajax, Memphis Depay, how Feyenoord are closing in on the title and why there is a surprise teenage inclusion in the latest Netherlands squad.
BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to discuss Leverkusen’s new coach, Alonso retiring, Leipzig falling short and how Dortmund have struggled on the road once again. ESPN FC writer Mark Rodden explains how the Belgian Pro League play-off system works plus gives us some insight in to the title race and exciting teenage-prospect Youri Tielemans. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also chat about Barcelona losing at Deportivo, the major fall out at PSG with L'Equipe after their Champions League exit plus why AC Milan were furious following a controversial late defeat at Juventus.
Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott talk about Luis Enrique’s announcement he’s leaving Barcelona, Roger Schmidt getting sacked at Leverkusen and the bizarre takeover at AC Milan which stalls once again. Sky Sports commentator Phil Blacker joins us to discuss the Chinese Super League’s return, the crazy earnings of goal-scoring Carlos Tevez and the Eredivisie.
Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss Marcelo Bielsa’s appointment as Lille head coach for 2017-18, as well as Gareth Bale’s goalscoring return from injury, Dortmund’s empty Sudtribune, the fall-out from Barcelona’s demolition to PSG plus a difficult weekend for Joe Hart at Torino. Turkish football expert Eliot Rothwell joins us to talk about the interesting title race in Turkey, Igor Tudor’s new job at Galatasaray plus the return of the Russian Premier League.
The Times’ Spanish football writer Joe Cassinelli joins us to talk about the issues with invalid doping tests in La Liga, plus we discuss the latest on the pitch as Gareth Bale returns from injury and Fernando Torres scores a screamer. Rob and Chris also chat about the Monaco striker labelled the new Thierry Henry, Milan’s links to Diego Simeone’s son and why Bayern are looking to run away with the Bundesliga title. We also preview the best Champions League and Europa League matches this week.
Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott break down the latest developments in the Ligue 1 title race as Monaco defeat Nice. We also discuss Real Madrid’s match being called off, heroics from Iker Casillas and Napoli’s seven goal showing. Rob also reports back from a weekend in Germany with a special report from the intense Hessenderby between Eintracht Frankfurt and Darmstadt.
Spanish football expert and Sky Sports pundit Guillem Balague talks to Rob about the return of Revista De La Liga and chats about the unfulfilled potential of Gerard Deulofeu. Rob and Chris also discuss whether PSG will be pipped to the title in France and there’s an update from Portugal after Moreirense beat Braga to claim their first major piece of silverware.
Bayern win late at Freiburg as the Bundesliga is back from the winter break. Host Rob Daly and Archie Rhind-Tutt break down their trip to the Schwarzwald Stadion on a bitterly cold Friday night. BT Sport commentator Adam Summerton gives us his thoughts on the new Juventus badge, Inter's improved form and why Deulofeu is joining AC Milan. Sevilla break a club record, Mario Balotelli accuses Bastia fans of racial abuse plus we are joined by Eoin O'Callaghan to discuss his new documentary 'Celtic Soul' featuring Hollywood star Jay Baruchel. For more info go to http://celticsoul.ca/aboutthefilm
Rob Daly and Chris Parrott are joined by Serbian journalist Sonja Nikcevic to discuss Partizan’s UEFA ban as they review a thrilling week across Europe which saw Real Madrid’s long unbeaten run come to an end at Sevilla. The Football in Europe team also discuss free-scoring Monaco and confuse each other about FIFA’s World Cup changes!
Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss Julian Draxler scoring on his PSG debut, Marco van Ginkel’s PSV return from Chelsea, Messi’s free-kick heroics against Villarreal plus new impressive records for Real Madrid and Juventus. Plus, the Football in Europe team are in Marbella this week to see why Bundesliga and Eredivisie teams head to Spain for winter training camps. Tweet us using @FIEpodcast and please leave us a review on iTunes.
BT Sport commentator Adam Summerton tells us about how Higuain is justifying his big fee as Juventus beat Roma, plus how Dries Mertens scored four times past Joe Hart. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also discuss PSG’s big meeting about Emery’s future, Barcelona-Espanyol, Ajax 1-1 PSV and the latest from Ukraine. Also, who is the best out-and-out striker in Europe? Tweet us @FIEpodcast Enjoy the show? Please leave us a review on iTunes.
Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Ballon D’Or, Leipzig lose top spot in Germany, Nice come close to a win at PSG while Juventus win the Turin Derby. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the Champions League and Europa League draws plus the role of Sporting Directors, the attack at Besiktas and Atletico’s controversial new badge and stadium plans.
Joesph Cassinelli from The Times joins us having seen Real Madrid get a 1-1 draw at Barcelona in El Clasico. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also discuss how Roma beat Lazio in their fierce city derby, why Wolfsburg are in real danger of being relegated and what happened in France and Belgium to see top flight games abandoned at the weekend.
Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to discuss about the latest stories from the Bundesliga while Sky Sports commentator Phil Blacker fills us in on the latest from the Eredivisie.
Steven G Mandis has written a new book called The Real Madrid Way: How Values Created the Most Successful Sports Team on the Planet. For this behind-the-scenes look at the club, Steven was given access to the finances, data and senior figures at Real Madrid. Some of his findings are truly fascinating and both Sir Alex Ferguson and Billy Beane (of Moneyball fame) felt compelled to write to Steven having finished reading the book. We discuss why Zidane’s appointment was being planned 3 years in advance, Real Madrid’s transfer policy, why Perez changes coaches so frequently and how fan values dictate the direction of the club. This is a bonus show as the next edition of the usual podcast will be out 24 hours later than normal on Tuesday 29th November. We’ll discuss El Clasico next weekend, Henrik Larsson v hooligans, Serge Gnabry’s sensational form and why Monaco are looking so strong.
Rob Daly and Chris Parrott are joined by Italian football journalist Tancredi Palmeri to discuss the Milan derby. Find out why Lothar Matthäus was unhappy with Mats Hummels and hear about the other big stories across Europe on this quick-fire podcast. It was a busy weekend on the continent with lots of huge derbies.
To discuss Cristiano Ronaldo’s new bumper contract, the Portuguese title-race, third-party-ownership and AVB in China, we’re joined by journalist Tom Kundert. On this quick-fire show, Rob Daly asks Chris Parrott talks about interviewing Antonio Conte and Pedro, plus we talk about Cork’s cup final success over Dundalk, Inter’s managerial options and Aubameyang’s four-goal showing after getting himself in trouble at Borussia Dortmund.
Dutch expert and Sky Sports commentator Richard Connelly joins us to discuss all things Eredivisie and he gives us the lowdown on Frank de Boer as a coach given his days look numbered at Inter. Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss Nice's chances of winning the title, Higuain haunting Napoli with a winner for Juventus and Anthony Modeste's fine form for Cologne. Plus we have a new feature, to avoid talking about the Ballon D'Or.
ESPN FC and Eurosport journalist Mark Rodden joins us to discuss Marseille’s new ownership and manager, why Nice are the team to catch in France at the moment, Dundalk's incredible season and the crazy new format of the Belgian Pro League (spoiler: it's ridiculous) Rob Daly and Chris Parrott talk about Iniesta’s concerning injury, RB Leipzig’s remarkable debut Bundesliga season, why Frank de Boer is under immense pressure at Inter plus the Ballon D’Or and Golden Boy. Also, Chris’ disdain for selfies after Douglas Costa's weekend antics.
Inter Milan fans want Mauro Icardi to lose the captain's armband, AC Milan are showing their quality while Napoli look to cope without Milik following his injury. To talk Serie A we're joined by BT Sport commentator Adam Summerton this week. Host Rob Daly recaps the latest news in France and Spain, while Archie Rhind-Tutt is here to discuss Bayern's lack of intensity, Dortmund's shortcomings, the brilliant form of Cologne and which Bundesliga team you should be on Football Manager. Tweet us at @fiepodcast
European football journalist Andy Brassell joins us to discuss Prandelli’s appointment at Valencia, Monaco’s title credentials, the returning ultras at PSG and Mario Balotelli’s latest headline grabbing moment with Nice. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also talk through Bayern dropping points at home to Cologne, Isotonic German beer, the Serie A title race, your tweets/rubens plus the must watch international games during the break
The Times’ Spanish football writer Joe Cassinelli joins us to discuss Valencia’s awful start and managerial change, Zidane subbing off Ronaldo and why Barcelona can cope without injured Lionel Messi. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott go through the Bundesliga’s top stories including why Cologne fans formed a human road block to stop RB Leipzig getting to their latest match. We also discuss Totti reaching 250 goals, PSG’s second defeat of the league season plus your best moments and #rubens.
Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the biggest stories in European football and look ahead to a big few days across the continent with midweek fixtures in Spain, Germany and Italy.
Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss European football’s biggest stories, including Barcelona’s home defeat to Alaves, Pohjanpalo’s incredible hat-trick for Bayer Leverkusen, Francesco Totti’s (latest) last minute winner for Roma + ADO Den Haag’s stunning cuddly-toy gesture during their away game at Feyenoord. ESPN and beINSport journalist Jonathan Johnson joins us from Paris to discuss PSG’s tricky start to the season, Mario Balotelli’s instant goalscoring impact in Ligue 1 and all things French football.
Your weekly European Football podcast is back! BT Sport and Evening Standard writer Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to discuss Schweinsteiger’s international retirement, the German national team, Leroy Sane to Manchester City and why Ousmane Dembele looks so good for Borussia Dortmund. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the end of the transfer window, the crazy fees being spent, England beating Slovakia plus how Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 are shaping up as we reach the first international break of the season.
In our last show of 2015/16, we look at the domestic cup final wins for clubs in Spain, Germany, Italy and France at the weekend. Kevin Hatchard tells us how Bayern beat Dortmund in Berlin, plus we hear the official songs for France, Ireland and Wales ahead of the European Championships. Spoiler: They’re not the best…. We also discuss the end of the Russian Premier League season, England, Mourinho, Ibrahimovic and EURO 2016 news.
Andy Brassell joins us to talk about Barcelona and Benfica claiming their league titles, plus we discuss Zlatan Ibrahimovic saying goodbye to PSG. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott break down how Club Brugge and Besiktas became champions in their respective countries, as well as Gonzalo Higuain’s goalscoring record, Zenit’s failings, the Europa League final and the England squad (features minimal Andy Carroll chat).
We have a packed show this week with no less than FIVE guests. - Bundesliga expert Kevin Hatchard talks about Bayern finally clinching the title. - Ben Arfa is potentially off to Barcelona. Mark Rodden from ESPN FC tells us about that. - Richard Connolly, commentator on Sky Sports’ coverage of the Eredivisie, explains how PSV dramatically became champions on the final day. - La Liga goes to the final day; Spanish football writer Colin Millar is here. - BT Sport’s Steve Wyeth explains how Gonzalo Higuain is closing in on a Serie A record.
Joseph Cassinelli, Spanish football writer for The Times, joins us to discuss Gareth Bale’s weekend heroics, Luis Suarez’ form, Diego Simeone’s ball-boy tactics and Villarreal’s prospects v Liverpool. Host Rob Daly and German football expert Archie Rhind-Tutt go to the Derby between Hamburg and Werder Bremen in our latest “matchday road trip”. Co-host Chris Parrott tells us about his recent sit-down interview with Jurgen Klopp, plus we talk about the “Russian Leicester” heading for a title, PSG and Feyenoord enjoying cup wins, a four-year old ultra in Spain and why the haka has made a rather unwelcome appearance in Serie A.
Three great guests this week: - BT Sport Commentator Adam Summerton talks about a winning start for AC Milan's new manager, Marchisio's EURO2016 injury and why Totti and Spalletti have reportedly fallen out at Roma again. - Portugoal.net's Tom Kundert discusses the Benfica/Sporting title race, the presidency at Porto and why Portugal's league tends to not be viewed as one of Europe's top five (despite statistics suggesting otherwise). - BeIN Sport and Eurosport journalist Jonathan Johnson explains why Laurent Blanc's future at PSG is in doubt after a Champions League exit plus we look at the potential sale of Marseille, Benzema's confirmed exclusion from the France squad and the League Cup final.
Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss Thomas Tuchel’s decision to rest star players in Dortmund’s Ruhr Derby with Schalke, the La Liga title race being back on and Ibrahimovic’s plan for a series of films about himself. Tom Collomosse from the London Evening Standard joins to talk Spurs, Cesare Maldini’s legacy, Balotelli’s unlikely future at AC Milan and further ugly scenes at a match in Sicily. With Zenit looking at big names to replace AVB, Goal.com writer Eliot Rothwell tells us who, including Manuel Pellegrini, is on the shortlist. We also discuss the Istanbul derby this week and the new home for Besiktas.
Real Madrid TV’s Phil Kitromilides speaks to Rob as Ronaldo grabs the winner in El Clasico at the Camp Nou, on a night when Cruyff was remembered. We also discuss the effect it will have on Barcelona and why Gary Neville’s spell at Valencia had to come to an end. We also look at Bayern, Dortmund and Mario Gotze’s future with ITV Bundesliga commentator Mark Scott, plus freelance Dutch football writer Derek Brookman explains why Johan Cruyff is such an iconic figure in the Netherlands and across Europe.
In a mini-podcast for the international break, Rob and Chris select their 23-man England squads for the European championships in France. The normal show format returns next Monday, with a review of all the international action, a profile on Johan Cruyff and a look back at the 2nd Clasico of the season.
Trencin defender Jamie Lawrence joins us to discuss the recent racist abuse directed as his teammates in Slovakia. Dutch football journalist Michiel Jongsma speaks about PSV’s loss to Ajax in the Eredivisie title race. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott also talk about calls from Valencia fans for Gary Neville to quit, PSG losing to Monaco, the postponed Istanbul derby over security concerns and why the captain of Danish side Randers has “crossed the line” with one of his team-mates.
ESPN FC journalist Mark Rodden joins us to discuss PSG securing the French title with weeks to spare thanks to a 9-0 win over Troyes. Wolfsburg striker Max Kruse leaves seventy-five thousand euros in the back of a taxi after a poker tournament, plus we discuss Bayern v Juve with Bundesliga expert Kevin Hatchard. Hosts Rob and Chris also preview the week’s Champions League and Europa League action and we tell you about Barcelona’s penalty concerns, Gigi Buffon’s new record and the Russian club who are doing a “Leicester City”.
European football journalist Andy Brassell joins host Rob Daly this week to talk about Aritz Aduriz, Ronaldo’s 350th Real Madrid goal, Benfica beating Sporting, Marseille’s woes this season and why Dortmund v Spurs is the European tie of the week. As Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich play out a 0-0 draw, BT Sport’s Archie Rhind-Tutt explains why the hosts won’t be too disappointed with the outcome, while also telling us about Thorgan Hazard’s bet with brother Eden and the rejuvenation of 37-year old goal machine Claudio Pizarro.
ESPN FC reporter Dermot Corrigan joins us to discuss the Madrid derby as Cristiano Ronaldo tells journalists that some of his teammates are not at his level. Chris reports from a weekend watching German football in Cologne and Bochum while we discuss what Conte can bring to Chelsea, the upcoming Dortmund-Bayern game plus why Del Piero looks good on the dancefloor.
From inside the BayArena, podcast host Rob Daly and ITV commentator Mark Scott witness Leverkusen and Dortmund get suspended in bizarre circumstances. Chris Parrott explains why Francesco Totti’s Roma career is in jeopardy while ESPN FC’s French football correspondent Mark Rodden joins us to update Serge Aurier’s PSG suspension and the Benzema/Valbuena situation. We also preview Arsenal v Barcelona and discuss why Luis Suarez is leading the way in Europe at the moment.
Adam Summerton, BT Sport’s commentator for Juventus-Napoli, joins us to discuss a big result in Turin in a meeting of the top two. We also talk about Fiorentina ahead of their Europa League test with Tottenham Hotspur plus PSG’s Serge Aurier gets suspended by his club for making offensive comments about his team-mates and manager in a video posted online. Joseph Cassinelli, The Times Spanish football writer, reports back from seeing Valencia pick up a first La Liga win under Gary Nevllle and we discuss why the press are loving Barcelona’s new ‘cheeky’ penalty technique. A 28-year-old in charge at Hoffenheim, a return to form for Iker Casillas plus a preview of the week’s Champions League action on this week’s show too.
PSG win 2-1 at Marseille thanks to Angel di Maria's winner. BeIN Sport and ESPN FC journalist Jonathan Johnson joins us to discuss 'Le Classique' and Ibrahimovic's future as he stars again. Gary Neville remains without a win in La Liga and finds himself under severe pressure as Valencia manager. Chinese clubs are spending massive amounts of money on European players plus we hear the story of the Irishman who won a title as FC Barcelona manager.
Manchester City reveal Pep Guardiola has agreed a 3-year deal to take over as manager. Hosts Rob Daly and Chris Parrott discuss the move plus the latest Bundesliga news. BT Sport's Adam Summerton joins us having commentated on AC Milan's 3-0 victory over Inter. We talk Barca-Atleti in a meeting of Spain's top two while Eibar The Brave author Euan McTear guests to discuss the club fighting it out in La Liga. To enter our "Eibar The Brave" book competition head to our twitter account @FIEpodcast. We also discuss the madness of the winter transfer window coming to an end as even Bayern make a last minute deal.