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The Football Weekly pod squad bring you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis from the Premier League and beyond throughout the 2017-18 season

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    Newcastle fans have got their club back. But at what cost? – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 30:49

    Today we're replaying an episode of our sister podcast Today in Focus, where Nosheen Iqbal speaks to Joshua Kelly, Wallace Wilson and David Conn about the recent takeover of Newcastle United by the Saudi Public Investment Fund. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Manchester United fight back again and Bruce bows out – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 52:46

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Jonathan Liew to review the latest Champions League games. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Liverpool win thriller, five-star City and Messi's Panenka – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 55:44


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen, Philippe Auclair and Sid Lowe to discuss Tuesday's Champions League action. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    New era but same old Newcastle and Solskjær in the spotlight – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 53:02


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson, Nick Ames and Louise Taylor to discuss the weekend's Premier League action. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Newcastle, the half-volley and a mailbag special – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 49:49

    Max Rushden is joined by John Brewin, Ed Aarons and Lars Sivertsen to discuss Steve Bruce, the Premier League's return and much more. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    England fail to ignite at Wembley and Scotland leave it late – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 50:11


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jordan Jarrett-Bryan after England's 1-1 draw with Hungary at Wembley. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Nations League final, Scotland euphoria and Newcastle – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 54:55


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Natasha Henry, Philippe Auclair, Sid Lowe and Ewan Murray to discuss the latest internationals, a new offside debate, Newcastle and more. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Nations League drama and Newcastle takeover looms – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 54:56


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Sid Lowe, Suzy Wrack, Nicky Bandini and Marcus Christenson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Paul Merson on alcoholism, his gambling addiction and punditry – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 45:59

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning and Paul Merson to discuss the former footballer's new book Hooked. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Magnificent Mo Salah and Manchester United stumble again – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 52:47


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Troy Townsend to review the weekend's Premier League action. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Ronaldo's late show and the ‘crisis' at Barcelona – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 52:11


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini, Lars Sivertsen and Sid Lowe to review Wednesday's Champions League games, the state of Barça and rewards for footballers getting vaccinated. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Messi magic, Sheriff's shock win and a tribute to Roger Hunt – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 50:16

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Mark Langdon and Philippe Auclair to review Tuesday's Champions League ties and pay tribute to Roger Hunt. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Arsenal's derby delight and Guardiola outsmarts Tuchel – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 53:34

    Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jacob Steinberg and Jordan Jarrett-Bryan react to Arsenal's convincing win in the north London derby and the rest of the Premier League action. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    What is going on at Derby? Plus Carabao Cup drama – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 49:49

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Natasha Henry, Gregg Bakowski and Kieran Maguire from the Price of Football podcast. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    A penalty bonanza, England's 10-0 win and a trip to Sheriff – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 48:50


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson, Suzy Wrack and Nick Ames to review each of Tuesday's Carabou Cup ties in real time. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Tributes to Jimmy Greaves. Plus Chelsea, Spurs and penalties – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 56:34

    Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Fadugba and Barney Ronay pay tribute to the late Jimmy Greaves and round up the weekend action. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Goals galore in the Champions League group stages – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 56:05

    Max Rushden is joined by Philippe Auclair, Nicky Bandini and Mark Langdon to review the Champions League action. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Manchester United's Berne notice, Barça in a pickle, plus Kevin Keegan and meat – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 50:29


    Max Rushden is joined by Sid Lowe, Ed Aarons and Lars Sivertsen to review Tuesday's Champions League games. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Ronaldo's dream second debut for Manchester United – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 50:32

    Max Rushden is joined by John Brewin, Jamie Jackson and Troy Townsend to review Cristiano Ronaldo's dazzling Manchester United return, Romelu Lukaku's triumphant homecoming at Chelsea and the rest of the action from the weekend's Premier League games. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    World Cup qualifiers, subs and the 3pm blackout – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 44:29

    Max Rushden is joined by Faye Carruthers, Jonathan Liew, Rory Smith and Jim Burke to review the midweek internationals and preview the weekend. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Your questions answered: a mailbag special – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 54:26

    Max Rushden is joined by Philippe Auclair, Jordan Jarrett-Bryan and Lars Sivertsen to answer your questions, ranging from serious to nonsensical. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Conmebol chaos, Bale beats Belarus and the WSL kicks off – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 53:39

    Max Rushden is joined by John Brewin, Ben Fisher, Mark Langdon and Suzy Wrack to discuss wins for England, Scotland and Wales, Brazil v Argentina being abandoned and the opening weekend of the WSL. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Ugly scenes in Budapest and Ronaldo denies Ireland – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 50:59


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson, Anita Abayomi and Jim Burke to discuss the latest World Cup qualifiers. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Mbappé, Mourinho & Santiago Muñóz – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 55:42

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Lars Sivertsen to react to transfer deadline day and wrap up the major stories from the continent. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Tottenham top the table as Arsenal hit rock bottom – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 52:41


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Ed Aarons after another weekend of Premier League action. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Harry Kane staying, Pep Guardiola going? – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 55:08

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair, Suzy Wrack and Lars Sivertsen to discuss a busy week of news. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Mailbag special: your questions answered – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 50:55


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and John Brewin to answer listeners' questions. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    What is the point of Arsenal? – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 55:06

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Mark Langdon and Faye Carruthers to review the weekend action in the Premier League. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Harry Kane and the endless Tottenham transfer saga – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 45:57

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Liew and Simon Burnton to discuss the Spurs striker's predicament and preview the weekend's action. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Nagelsmann's first trophy, a Serie A preview and the Spanish Sean Dyche – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 55:20

    Max Rushden is joined by Archie Rhind-Tutt, Nicky Bandini and Lars Sivertsen to review the start to the season in Germany and Spain, and to preview the return of Serie A. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    The return of the Premier League and farewell Gerd Müller – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 61:13


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Paul MacInnes to discuss the opening week of Premier League fixtures. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Premier League season preview (part two) and Super Cup – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 68:12

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Mark Langdon to preview the second 10 teams, alphabetically, in the Premier League. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Premier League season preview (part one) and Messi at PSG – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 64:11

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jordan Jarrett-Bryan and John Brewin to react to Lionel Messi's move to PSG and preview the first 10 teams, alphabetically, in the Premier League. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Bye bye Barça: Lionel Messi has left the building – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 55:11


    Max Rushden is joined by Natasha Henry, Barry Glendenning, Sid Lowe and Ed Aarons to discuss Lionel Messi's tearful departure from Barcelona. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Bumper Football League preview and an Ings surprise – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 56:08

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Fadugba and Ben Fisher to preview all three EFL divisions and assess the latest transfer news. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Ligue 1 ready for lift-off and a manager merry-go-round in Germany – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 55:17

    Max Rushden is joined by Lars Sivertsen, Phillippe Auclair and Nicky Bandini to discuss the big European leagues before the new season. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Celtic in crisis, transfer talk and Carabao Cup fizz – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 54:42


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Jonathan Wilson and Ewan Murray for the glorious return of Football Weekly. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    From the archive: the pursuit of the perfect pitch – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 34:05

    In our final archive episode we wanted to bring you something a little different from our sister podcast The Audio Long Read.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    From the archive: the life and times of Barney Ronay – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 44:06

    In June 2020, Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning were joined by Barney Ronay to discuss Barney's life and times, including how Charlton v Manchester City got him hooked on football. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    From the archive: football's relationship with gambling – Football Weekly Extra

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 61:06

    In October 2020 , Max Rushden was joined by Barry Glendenning and Philippe Auclair to examine the game's ‘gamblification'. We hear from James Grimes, who was a gambling addict for 12 years, Rob Davies, the Guardian's business reporter specialising in the gambling industry, and Brigid Simmonds, chair of the Betting and Gaming Council. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    From the archive: Philippe Auclair on Fifa and Cantona – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 43:39

    In April 2020, Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Philippe Auclair discussed Fifa and football governance, Philippe's favourite sport, mushroom-collecting, juggling careers in music and football, furloughing and George Best. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    From the archive: Black Lives Matter and tackling racism – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 63:52

    In June of last year, Max Rushden, Troy Townsend, Elliot Ross and Jordan Jarrett-Bryan discussed football's reaction to the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd. They also discussed black representation in sports media and the incidents that have marred football since our previous special on the subject. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    From the archive: the life and times of Jonathan Liew – Football Weekly

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 37:17

    Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning dig into the Jonathan Liew archive with the man himself, including his stint on Countdown and a famous spat with a certain BBC Cricket Correspondent.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    Italy are champions as England relive penalty pain – Euro 2020 Football Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2021 58:27


    This episode was changed on 12th July to add a voice note from Nicky Bandini Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, John Brewin, Elis James and a host of regulars – some more gutted than others – as they reflect on England's devastating defeat. We also hear from Marcela Mora y Araujo on Argentina's victory in the Copa América final against Brazil. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Italy v England: the final preview – Euro 2020 Football Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 54:40

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jordan Jarrett-Bryan and Mark Langdon to preview the Euro 2020 final between Italy and England. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    England edge extra-time epic to enter final battle – Euro 2020 Football Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 46:44


    Max Rushden is joined by Lars Sivertsen, Jonathan Wilson, Barry Glendenning and Marcus Bean to discuss England's semi-final win. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Italy on the spot to book their place in the final – Euro 2020 Football Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 43:14


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Philippe Auclair plus Nicky Bandini at Wembley as Italy edge past Spain. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    England roar past Ukraine to reach semi-finals – Euro 2020 Football Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 52:31


    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jacob Steinberg, Jonathan Wilson and Flo Lloyd-Hughes to discuss England's win. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod


    Belgium bow out and it's so long Switzerland as Italy and Spain progress – Euro 2020 Football Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 43:56

    Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Simon Burnton to discuss the first two Euro 2020 quarter-finals.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    The big quarter-final preview – Euro 2020 Football Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 49:07

    Max Rushden, Jonathan Liew, Barney Ronay and Jordan Jarrett-Bryan look ahead to England's date with Ukraine in Rome and the three other ties. Also, there's reaction to Everton and Tottenham's appointments. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

    England send Germany out and Ukraine leave it late – Euro 2020 Football Daily

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 45:26

    Max Rushden is joined by Archie Rhind-Tutt, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen, Mark Langdon and Barney Ronay to discuss England's dramatic win over Germany and Ukraine's last-gasp victory over Sweden. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

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