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A brand new weekly mini-podcast bringing you the best in Spanish football, focusing on LaLiga, arguably the best league in the world.We'll tell you not just what happened, but how and why, using our extensive squad of reporters spread throughout Spain. We'll have big-name interviews with current and…

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    • Oct 17, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 27m AVG DURATION
    • 211 EPISODES


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    LaLiga Matchday 9 Recap: Basque Brilliance as La Real Lead the Way

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 45:02

    LaLiga Matchday 9 was another adulterated version with just six matches taking place over the weekend, but that just means the analysis was all the more detailed. Join hosts Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) and Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) as they break it down.Starting with the Sunday night partidazo, Barcelona got a much needed win over Valencia and despite Ansu Fati, there are still reasons for pessimism. Following that, we speak to Thom Harris (@ThomHarris_) about Villarreal's inability to put wins together - with or without Gerard Moreno's brilliance.In the second half of the pod, admiring glances are cast towards our Basque league leaders (!), our Basque-led surprise of the season and for balance, ask a little more of Julen Lopetegui's Sevilla. Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) is on hand to detail a non-descript start for new managers Javi Pereira and Quique Sánchez Flores and finally, we discuss our MVP picks. Moments of the week also well worth waiting for. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LaLiga Matchday 8 Recap: A weekend of surprises and Atlético Madrid

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 43:56

    LaLiga continues to bring the drama and the emotion to your footballing weekend. After a busy few weeks, hosts Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) and Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) cast their eyes over the surprise-filled round. The problems continue to mount for Barcelona as they suffered another defeat at the Wanda Metropolitano. Sam was there to witness it, while our resident Barça fan Román De Arquer (@Aeroslavee) shares his thoughts on the situation. We also hear from Espanyol expert Geoff Gillingham (@GeoffGillingham) on the shock of the round as Los Pericos handed Real Madrid their first league defeat in nine months. Sam and Matt then discuss the rest of the action, including the sacking of Levante coach Paco López, as teams at the top slipped up while others showed signs of life. We pick out the other clubs and coaches most in danger of the chop, and end with the regular staples of MVP and moments of the week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LaLiga Matchday 7 Recap: Return of the Kid

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 40:04

    LaLiga continues to be the best entertainment around on Sundays with another 15 goals in 5 games. Hosts Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) and Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) pick their way through that mayhem but not before unpacking a siesta-worthy effort from the title holders Atleti against bottom-dwelling Alavés.Attentions are then turned to Camp Nou, which threatened to be a gloomy affair but ended up a festival of celebration. Román de Arquer (Aeroslavee) analyses an increasingly rare happy day out for Barcelona and the comeback of their new number 10, Ansu Fati. Until now it had been Real Madrid lighting up the league but Unai Emery's Villarreal were only too happy to thwart that run - Jamie Kemble (@JamieKemble) gave us his verdict on a fifth draw in six games for the Yellow Submarine.In the last part of the show Sam and Ruairidh hand out some praise for Basque managers with impressive wins for Real Sociedad, Osasuna and Rayo Vallecano, before deciding on their MVP candidates for the weekend's action. Head over to @LaLigaLowdown on Twitter to find out who reigns victorious. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LaLiga Matchday 6 Recap: The sack race heats up

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 43:48

    More than one LaLiga coach is hanging onto their job by a thread after Matchday 6 in LaLiga in an action-packed midweek round of fixtures. Your hosts Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) and Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) cover all the action with insights from locals fans.Ronald Koeman's Barcelona drew two blanks in the space of four days, against Granada and Cádiz, while Real Madrid produced goals galore and Atlético left it late to find their shooting boots.Getafe fan Dom Tancock (@dorsetdom) joins us to discuss what Luis Suárez's late brace meant for the Azulones, and Míchel's future. Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) also chats about Valencia's defeat to Sevilla as Julen Lopetegui got the better of José Bordalás.Sam and Ruairidh also decide on their MVP picks for the matchday, including a potential Ballon d'Or candidate. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LaLiga Matchday 5 Recap: Real Madrid go top as El Tigre returns

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 44:15

    There's nothing worse than heartbreak and Matchday 5 in LaLiga was an affair riddled with it. Your hosts Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) and Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) are across the major talking points and several of the grounds.Real Madrid are nothing if not resilient and they left Valencia short-changed on Sunday night. Dramatic endings lead the discussion as Real Betis surrender in the 97th minute.The return of El Tigre, Radamel Falcao, came with a roar and Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) speaks on that matter and the ever-interesting climate at Rayo Vallecano. No goals for Atleti against Athletic but Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) is confident it will not hamper Diego Simeone long-term. Similarly Real Sociedad couldn't burst the net but Phil Ball (@PhilBallTweets) has his glass half full.Finally, Sam and Ruairidh settle on their candidates for the MVP of the weekend. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LaLiga Matchday 4 Recap: Bats out of hell - the Bordalás era?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 43:12

    La Liga Lowdown returns after the international break to recap another dramatic weekend in the Spanish top flight. Valencia are flying, Real Madrid are back home and Atleti left it late again. Join hosts Matt Clark (MattClark_08) and Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) to tuck into the action as the table begins to take shape. We hear from expert Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) on Valencia's win at Osasuna and Levante's late woes against Rayo Vallecano. Plus, Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) enthuses over another Real Madrid goal-fest, Beñat Gutiérrez (@beinatguti) gives us the lowdown on Athletic Club's encouraging start, and Matt and Ruairidh pick their MVPs and moments of the weekend. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LaLiga Matchday 3 Recap: Nobody Is Perfect

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 44:00

    Just like Matchday 2, this weekend finished with a partidazo as Villarreal went to the Wanda and - nearly - came home with all three points. Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) joins Ruairidh Barlow (RuriBarlow) to review a weekend of huff, puff and perplexed managers. One of those cradling his head in his hands was Unai Emery, Jamie Kemble (@Jamie Kemble) reflects on a bizarre evening in Madrid.Keith Farnan (@Keith_678) explains why the team everyone had dead and buried are breathing pretty comfortably and David Whitworth (@DCWh1tw0rth) is present to ruminate on a tough start for Real Betis.Finally, an eye is cast over the other noteworthy events of the weekend and several candidates for Jornada 3 MVP are posed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LaLiga Matchday 2 Recap: Sensational Sunday Night

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 41:03

    La Liga Lowdown returns to review Matchday 2 of the 2021/22 season, as Levante and Real Madrid served up a Sunday night classic!Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) is joined by Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) to analyse the results and the standout performances, including Atleti's win over Elche in front of fans at the Wanda Metropolitano.We hear from Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) who dissects Real Madrid's roller-coaster draw with Levante, and Román De Arquer (@Aeroslavee) also joins us to evaluate Barcelona's draw against Athletic Club. Finally, Sam and Matt debate their MVP picks for the round. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LaLiga Matchday 1 Recap: Life after Lionel

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 47:03

    Join La Liga Lowdown for our first matchday recap of the season, the first LaLiga matchday without Lionel Messi in almost 17 years. Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) is joined by Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) to discuss all the action and the best performances.Special guests Domagoj Kostanjšak (@DKostanjsak), Paco Polit (@PacoPolitENG) and Ian Morris (@CeltaUSA) also join us to take a look at how Barcelona have adapted to life without Messi, José Bordalás' dramatic Valencia debut and Celta Vigo's narrow defeat to defending champions Atlético Madrid. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    La Liga Lowdown LaLiga 2021/22 Preview Part 2: The best of the rest, who will avoid the drop?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2021 37:13

    Following on from our preview of the top half of LaLiga, La Liga Lowdown returns with a preview of the other end of the table, analysing who will face a battle for safety and who could hope to push on from mid-table mediocrity. Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) and Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) discuss and debate who will get dragged into the relegation fight.We hear from fans of two newly promoted sides as Matt speaks to Paul McGarraghy (@PaulMcGarraghy) about Real Mallorca and Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) catches up with Geoff Gillingham (@GeoffGillingham), a fan of Segunda champions Espanyol. There's also talk on Valencia and Getafe as José Bordálas swapped one club for the other ahead of their season-opening fixture on Friday night, and much more! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    LaLiga 2021/22 Preview Part 1: The title race is back, but not as we know it

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 35:52

    La Liga Lowdown is back for 2021/22! In our first pod for the season, Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) and Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) discuss a very different LaLiga after a turbulent summer. In this first part of our pre-season preview, we take a look at the top of the table.We hear from fans of Spanish football's top three, as Sam talks to Atlético Madrid fan Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren), and Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) catches up with Real Madrid obsessive Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) and a devastated supporter of Lionel Messi-less Barcelona, Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee). There's also talk on the race for Europe, with a whopping five Spanish teams heading to the Champions League. Stay tuned for part two of our season preview looking at the bottom half of LaLiga later this week! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 38 recap: The one when Atlético Madrid are champions

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 29:44

    It’s our final matchday recap podcast of the 2020/21 LaLiga season and we start by congratulating the champions Atlético Madrid. Ruairidh Barlow (@RuairidhBarlow) brings us the energetic commentary clips of the goals in Los Rojiblancos’ decisive victory in Valladolid, while we hear from Atleti fans Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) and Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) as they explain what this title means.We also hear about how Elche secured survival, with Elche fan Keith Farnan (@Keith_678) praising Fran Escribá for the excellent job he has done there. David Whitworth (@DCWh1tw0rth) joins the pod too to talk about EuroBetis. Then, Allen Dodson (@groguet01) has his say on Villarreal’s lack of rotation in their loss to Real Madrid and looks ahead to the Europa League final. As always, the podcast is hosted by Euan McTear (@emctear). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Real Betis

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2021 22:20

    This is the latest episode in our series looking at the history of every club in Spain’s top division. This time the focus is on Real Betis, one of the very best-supported clubs in Spain. Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and recaps some of the club’s highlight moments, before Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) walk us through the club's history.Then, Andrew Miller (@AndrewMillerNBA) picks and discusses three all-time Real Betis legends, before David Whitworth (@DCWh1tw0rth) explains what makes a matchday at the Benito Villamarín so special. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 37: The one when Atleti kept the dream alive

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 28:34

    The penultimate round of the 2020/21 LaLiga season was one for the ages, as Atlético Madrid came from behind to defeat Osasuna and stay top of the standings. Host Euan McTear (@emctear) checks in on Atleti fan Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren), to see how he coped with all that drama, while Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) also offers the Real Madrid fan perspective after they won in Bilbao to keep the pressure on. Barcelona are now ruled out of the title race and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) reflects on their most recent disappointment, while also praising Celta Vigo’s positive end to the season. Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) serves up all the drama from the relegation battle, Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) explains how the return of fans to LaLiga stadiums went and there’s even more in this matchday recap too. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Levante

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 20:51

    In the latest episode of our La Liga Lowdown club podcasts series, we tell the story of Levante and how they established themselves as a regular top-flight club. Euan McTear (@emctear) starts the podcast by looking back over some of the Granotas’ all-time highlights. Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) and Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) then provide the detail on the club's history. Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) picks three all-time Levante legends. Then, Pål Ødegård (@paalpot75) explains what a matchday at Levante’s Estadi Ciutat de València is like. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 36 recap: The one when Barcelona fell out of the race

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2021 29:03

    In this recap episode of the midweek LaLiga Santander action, we start off by discussing Barcelona’s collapse against Levante and how that 3-3 draw came about, with host Euan McTear (@emctear) joined by Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) to break down all the implications of it.We also discuss the two Madrid teams and their victories, with Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) reflecting on the way Atleti fans suffered through their win against Real Sociedad and with Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) happily surprised by the comfortable way Real Madrid dealt with Granada.There’s also discussion of the relegation battle and how the bottom six is as tight as ever. We have Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely) bringing the local commentary clips from Vitoria Gasteiz as Alavés won their six-pointer against Elche. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 35 recap: The one when nobody was happy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 29:01

    We’ve got a momentous LaLiga matchday to recap this Monday, as we had Barcelona vs Atlético and Real Madrid vs Sevilla on the same weekend. Both games were draws, leaving every side a little frustrated and unhappy. Joining host Euan McTear (@emctear) to discuss these matches, we’ve got Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) on the game at the Camp Nou and Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) on events at Valdebebas, including that dramatic penalty incident.In this episode, we also hear about the drama of the relegation battle, starting with Matt Clark’s (@MattClark_08) recap of Alavés vs Levante. Then Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) explains what’s going on at Valencia, where it was a weekend of fan protests. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Real Valladolid

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2021 21:30

    This is the latest episode of our La Liga Lowdown podcast series in which we tell the story of each LaLiga Santander club and, in this week's edition, it's time for the story of Real Valladolid.Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and starts off by looking back at some of Real Valladolid’s many promotions into Spain’s top division. Then, Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) discuss the club's history, Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely) picks three Real Valladolid legends and Pucela fan Martin Devlin (@MartiRVCF) describes the club's matchday experience and explains what the fans are all about. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 34 recap: The one with the oaf

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 28:12

    The LaLiga title race really is heating up and we discuss the top three in this matchday recap, with Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) explaining his relief at the penalty miss that saw Atlético hold on to defeat Elche, with Emily Wilson (@wilson_emt) praising Éder Militão’s role in Real Madrid’s win over Osasuna and with Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) going through the details of Barcelona’s victory over Valencia with host Euan McTear (@emctear).It’s not just the title race that we discuss, though. We look at what’s going on up and down the LaLiga table, with Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) bringing the best commentary clips from Kike García’s Basque derby hat-trick for Eibar, as well as his coach’s somewhat unflattering compliment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Getafe

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 20:46

    This episode is the next in our series looking at every club in Spain’s top division. In this one, we tell the story of Getafe as Euan McTear (@emctear) looks at a few of their highlight moments and as Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) and Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) talk us through the club's history.Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) then tells tales of three all-time Getafe legends, before Dom Tancock (@dorsetdom1905) explains what the matchday experience is like at the club and why they're worth following. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 32 recap: The one with the extra minute

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 27:49

    The LaLiga title race is getting even tighter with each passing week and we start this episode off by discussing the teams at the top, with host Euan McTear (@emctear) reflecting on Atlético’s latest slip-up as they lost in Bilbao, with Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) dissecting Barcelona’s win at Villarreal, with Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) explaining the weird final minute in Sevilla’s win over Granada and with David Whitworth (@DCWh1tw0rth) giving his views after Real Madrid and Real Betis’ goalless draw.We also focus in on the relegation battle and speak to Elche fan Keith Farnan (@Keith_678) about their huge victory and about the strange Édgar Badía situation. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Real Sociedad

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 23:06

    In the latest episode of this La Liga Lowdown series, we tell the story of Real Sociedad from their origins to their 2019/20 Copa del Rey triumph.Euan McTear (@emctear) starts the podcast by looking back over some of the club's all-time highlights. Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) then provide the detail and anecdotes on the club's history. Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) picks his three all-time La Real legends. Then, Phil Ball (@PhilBallTweets) explains what the football scene in San Sebastián is like and what the matchday experience is like. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 31 recap: The one when Osasuna are Super

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 30:59

    We had midweek LaLiga action over Wednesday and Thursday, so there’s plenty to discuss in this special matchday recap. Ignasi Torné (@groundhopperbcn) explains Osasuna’s best run of form in almost a decade. Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely) talks us through Alavés boss Javi Calleja’s win over his former club. Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) reflects on Atlético Madrid’s win that keeps them top of the table. Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo) revels in the feel good factor around Real Madrid’s victory in Cádiz. And, David Whitworth (@DCWh1tw0rth) tells us how he’s proud of 10-man Real Betis’ battling performance against Athletic Club.It’s all hosted by Euan McTear (@emctear), with just a few Super League comments brought up along the way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 33 recap: The one where Barcelona have the perfect weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 28:42

    It was a great weekend for Barcelona as they won the Copa del Rey and as Real Madrid dropped points in LaLiga. We discuss all of that in this recap of the weekend’s action, starting with Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) bringing the best commentary clips from the cup final and then with Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) analysing the triumph and what it means to Barça fans. Then, Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) reveals his frustration at Real Madrid’s failure to defeat Getafe, while Gregor Chappelle (@gregorchappelle) reflects on Sevilla’s latest win and analyses their title chances. It’s all hosted by Euan McTear (@emctear), who recaps the other big results of the weekend too. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Villarreal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2021 22:52

    This is the latest episode of our La Liga Lowdown podcast series in which we tell the story of each LaLiga Santander club. In this week's episode, it's the story of Villarreal.Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and starts the episode by looking at some of the European highlights this club has achieved. Then, Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) and Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) talk us through the club's history, Alex Brotherton (@alex_brotherton) picks his top three Villarreal legends and then Villarreal fan Robin Stacey describes the club's matchday experience. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 30 recap: The one with the rainy Clásico

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021 28:17

    It was Clásico weekend in LaLiga and that’s where we start this recap episode, with Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) joining host Euan McTear (@emctear) to discuss Real Madrid’s 2-1 victory over Barcelona and the major talking points from that game.Later, Rob Hextall (@robhextall) provides the lowdown on the coaching change that has taken place at Alavés, Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) analyses Valencia’s comeback draw against Real Sociedad and Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) breaks down the huge relegation six-pointer between Huesca and Elche. There’s all that and much more in this Matchday 30 recap. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Huesca

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2021 20:42

    The next episode in our La Liga Lowdown club podcasts series sees us tell the story of Huesca.We do so with host Euan McTear (@emctear) looking back at the club's promotions, before we hear more about the club's history from Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee). We then have Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely) discussing three club legends, before Cristian Serrano (@Cristiansv_) explains what the matchday experience is like. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 29 recap: The one with last year’s Copa final

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 30:07

    This matchday recap episode actually starts off by focusing on the Copa del Rey action, as Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) rounds up the commentary clips and sounds from Real Sociedad’s victory in the final, before host Euan McTear (@emctear) speaks to long-time La Real fan Phil Ball (@PhilBallTweets) about what this triumph means.The troubling Mouctar Diakhaby incident is also discussed, with Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) outlining what is known so far about the allegations of a racist insult taking place during Cádiz vs Valencia.We also turn to the LaLiga title race and Emily Wilson (@wilson_emt) looks back on Real Madrid’s latest win over Eibar, as well as previewing their upcoming Liverpool Champions League tie. Similarly, Allen Dodson (@groguet01) discusses Villarreal’s big win over Granada and also looks ahead to the next leg of their Europa League adventure. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Real Madrid

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2021 21:16

    This is the latest episode of our La Liga Lowdown podcast series in which we tell the story of each LaLiga Santander club. In this latest episode, it's time to tell the story of Real Madrid.Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and starts off by looking at some of the highlights from Los Blancos' many European Cup successes. Then, Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) and Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) go through the capital city club's history. Next, Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) picks his three unique Real Madrid legends and Nils Kern (@nilskern17), of @REAL_TOTAL, explains what a matchday at the Bernabéu is like. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Barcelona

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2021 22:04


    The next episode in our club podcasts series looks at FC Barcelona. Host Euan McTear (@emctear) starts the episode by recalling some of the Catalan club's greatest moments, before Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) talk through the team's history.There have been so many legends at Barça over the club's history and Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) picks out three of them, explaining what makes this trio so special. Then, fan Kevin Williams (@kevvwill) reflects on what the matchday experience is like at the Camp Nou. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


    Matchday 28 recap: The one with the heroic goalkeepers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021 28:45

    This episode starts off with praise for the heroic goalkeepers of LaLiga, as host Euan McTear (@emctear) and Atleti fan and journalist Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) discuss Jan Oblak’s vital penalty save, before Alex Brotherton (@alex_brotherton) looks back at Bono’s equaliser at a corner kick for Sevilla, highlighting the best commentary clips of that moment.In part two, Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) gushes over Barcelona’s 6-1 victory at Real Sociedad. Beñat Gutiérrez (@beinatguti), meanwhile, provides the lowdown from the Basque Country, where Copa del Rey excitement is brewing and where protest drones are flying. As well as all that, there’s praise for Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema and for yet another goalkeeper, in the form of Édgar Badía. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Valencia

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2021 22:38

    This episode is the next in our series looking at every club in Spain’s top division. This time the focus is on one of Spain’s oldest and most successful clubs - Valencia. Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and recaps some of Valencia’s most glorious moments, before Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) and Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) walk us through the club's history.Then, Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) names three all-time Valencia legends, before Armando Lopez Espinal (@aeCF41) explains what makes a matchday at Mestalla so special. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 27 recap: The one with all the derbies

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 25:09

    It was a weekend of derbies in Spain this matchday, so we start this week’s episode by discussing the Valencian derby between Levante and Valencia with Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis with Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely).In part two of this week’s episode, attention turns to the title race and Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) praises Benzema’s efforts in Real Madrid’s come-from-behind victory over Elche. We also hear from Eibar fan Jonathan Fritsch (@Fritschard), who analyses the Basque side’s current woes. Host Euan McTear (@emctear) also recaps all the weekend’s other main storylines. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Alavés

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2021 22:00

    This is the latest episode of our La Liga Lowdown podcast series in which we tell the story of each LaLiga Santander club. In this latest episode, it's time to tell the story of Alavés.Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and starts the episode by looking at some of the highlights and finals that the Basque side have reached. Then, Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) go through the club's history, Andrew Miller (@AndrewMillerNBA) picks his top three Alavés legends and long-time fan Rob Hextall (@robhextall) describes the Mendizorroza matchday experience. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 26 recap: The one when Barcelona won the Madrid derby

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 27:27

    Matchday 26 was a huge one in the LaLiga title race, as Atlético and Real Madrid drew 1-1 in the Madrid derby. That’s a result that could benefit Barcelona more than anyone and host Euan McTear (@emctear) goes over the ins and outs of the draw with Kiyan Sobhani (@KiyanSo). Barcelona, meanwhile, defeated Osasuna 2-0 away from home and Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) picks out the best commentary clips from that game. There was another derby this weekend too, as Valencia produced a 2-1 comeback win against Villarreal. Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) provides the lowdown on that match. Then, Martin Devlin (@MartiRVCF) explains how important Real Valladolid’s own 2-1 win over Getafe was and discusses the relegation battle as a whole. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Cádiz

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2021 19:01

    This is the next episode in our series looking at every club in Spain’s top division. This time we tell the story of Cádiz CF. Host Euan McTear (@emctear) recalls a few of the club's highlights, before Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) talk through the club's history.Alex Brotherton (@alex_brotherton) picks three all-time Cádiz legends, including Mágico González of course. Then, fan Juan Osorio (@juanosoVI) explains what the matchday experience is like in Cádiz. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 25 recap: The one with the Copa semi prequels

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021 28:45

    Matchday 25 was one of blockbuster matchups in LaLiga, as Atlético defeated Villarreal 2-0 on the road and as Barcelona won by the same scoreline at Sevilla. Host Euan McTear (@emctear) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) discuss Barça’s win and wonder what it means for when these two teams face each other again in their Copa del Rey semi-final second leg in midweek. Similarly, Beñat Gutiérrez (@beinatguti) joins the show to look back at Friday night’s Levante vs Athletic draw and to preview their own upcoming Copa rematch.There’s also talk about the latest relegation battle developments. Plus, Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) recaps Getafe’s overdue win against Valencia and Heath Chesters (@HeathGCF) explains just what a special week this has been for Granada. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Atlético Madrid

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 21:13

    This episode is the next in our series looking at every club in Spain’s top division. This time the focus is on one of the country's most successful clubs - Atlético Madrid. Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and looks at a few of Atleti's most glorious moments, before Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) and Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) talk us through the club's history.Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) then names three all-time Atleti legends, before Ricardo Menéndez (@rickyam) explains what the matchday experience is like at the Wanda Metropolitano and what it used to be like at the Vicente Calderón. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 24 recap: The one when Levante's backup goalkeeper couldn't be beaten

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 22, 2021 29:14

    This matchday recap starts off by discussing Dani Cárdenas and his excellent performance in Levante’s win at Atlético Madrid, a result that throws the title race wide open once again. Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) discusses the young goalkeeper with host Euan McTear (@emctear) in part one, while Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely) recaps the emotion of Elche’s first league win since October. In part two, Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) reflects on Barcelona’s latest setback and Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) has his say on Real Madrid and the contributions of their backups during their recent winning run. There’s also a chat with Dom Tancock (@dorsetdom1905) about Getafe’s recent woes and what needs to be done to fix them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Eibar

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2021 20:38

    This is the latest episode of our La Liga Lowdown podcast series in which we tell the story of each LaLiga Santander club. This time around, we tell the story of Eibar.Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and starts the episode by looking at some of the highlights from the tiny club's promotion and time in Spain's top division. Then, Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) and Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) go through the club's history, Ruairidh Barlow (@RuriBarlow) picks his three top Eibar legends and Unai Eraso describes the matchday atmosphere and explains why Eibar need their fans more than most. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 23 recap: The one with Almirón’s resignation

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 26:28

    Our latest matchday recap podcast starts with a coaching change, with Jorge Almirón resigning as Elche boss and being replaced by Fran Escribá over the weekend. Elche fan Keith Farnan (@Keith_678) offers his views on that move and on Almirón’s time at the club.We then discuss the teams at the top, with Ruairidh Barlow (@RuairidhBarlow) looking back on Atleti’s win at Granada, Roman de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) breaking down Barcelona’s big victory over Alavés, Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) analysing Real Madrid’s comfortable afternoon against Valencia and Chris Lail (@ChrisLail) discussing Sevilla’s excellent form and previewing their Champions League last 16 tie. As usual, it’s all hosted by Euan McTear (@emctear). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Elche

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 23:20

    This episode is the next in our series looking at every club in Spain’s top division and the focus this time around is on Elche. Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and looks at a few of Elche’s best ever moments, before Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) and Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) talk us through the club's very rich history.Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) then names three all-time Elche legends, before David Hayes of EuroTourGuide.com explains what the matchday experience is like at the Estadio Martínez Valero. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 22 recap: The one when Zidane got angry

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2021 29:16

    Matchday 22 really started with Zidane's press conference on Friday, as he sent a message to the media and to his players. Host Euan McTear (@emctear) discusses Real Madrid's subsequent win at Huesca with Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim), while Cristian Serrano (@Cristiansv_) offers the view on how Huesca have changed since Pacheta arrived.We also talk about the very entertaining Betis vs Barça game with David Whitworth (DCWh1tw0rth), about Elche's comeback draw with Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) and about Levante's big week with Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Sevilla FC

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2021 21:32

    This is the latest episode of our La Liga Lowdown podcast series where we're telling the story of each LaLiga Santander club. In this one, we tell the story of Sevilla FC. Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and starts the episode by looking at some of the club's recent highlights, and there are several, before Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) go through the club's history, Alan Feehely (@azulfeehely) picks his three top Sevilla legends and Gregor Chappelle (@gregorchappelle) describes the matchday atmosphere. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 21 recap: The one when Atlético Madrid went 10 points clear

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 28:40

    Atlético Madrid had a weekend to remember, moving 10 points clear at the top of the table. To start off this Matchday 21 recap podcast, host Euan McTear (@emctear) speaks to Atleti fan and journalist Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) of @IntoTheCalderon about Simeone’s side and their excellent season so far. Matt Clark (@MattClark_08) then explains what happened as Real Madrid fell to their latest loss, Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) discusses the Messi contract revelations and the forward’s great performance against Athletic Club and then Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) delivers the lowdown from the regional derby between Valencia and Elche. There’s all that and more in this matchday recap. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Osasuna

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2021 21:57

    This episode on Osasuna's story is the latest in our series where we're telling the story of each LaLiga Santander club.Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and starts the episode by looking at a few of Osasuna's best ever moments, before Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) talk us through the club's history, Alex Brotherton (@alex_brotherton) tells us about three all-time club legends and Ignasi Torné (@groundhopperbcn) explains what makes Pamplona and the Osasuna fans so special. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 20 recap: The one when Zidane wasn’t there

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 29:17

    In our Matchday 20 recap episode for the 2020/21 LaLiga season, we start off by discussing Real Madrid’s 4-1 win over Alavés with Emily Wilson (@wilson_emt). There was no Zidane, but it was no problem for Los Blancos. Andrew Miller (@AndrewMillerNBA) then discusses the wild ending to Real Sociedad vs Real Betis, Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) praises league leaders Atlético Madrid, Gregor Chappelle (@gregorchappelle) explains how Youssef En-Nesyri got so good so sudden and Martin Devlin (@MartiRVCF) talks about how Real Valladolid are still picking up points despite all their absences. As always, the podcast is hosted by Euan McTear (@emctear). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Granada CF

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2021 21:33

    The next episode in our La Liga Lowdown club podcasts series sees us tell the story of Granada CF.We do so with host Euan McTear (@emctear) looking back at some of the club's best moments, before we hear more about the club's history from Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) and Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG). We then have Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) discussing three club legends, before Heath Chesters (@HeathGCF) explains what the fan experience is like. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 19 recap: The one with the first goalie goal in 10 years

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2021 26:31

    In this episode of La Liga Lowdown, host Euan McTear (@emctear) and co. look back at the eight fixtures that took place in this midweek round. It was a unique round, purely for the fact that Eibar goalkeeper Marko Dmitrović scored a penalty against Jan Oblak. We hear commentary from that, while Alex Brotherton (@alex_brotherton) also brings the best clips from the wild Cádiz vs Levante draw.There’s an interview with Elche fan Keith Farnan (@Keith_678) about his club’s 12-match winless run and coach Jorge Almirón’s problems, as well as a discussion with Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) about Valencia’s latest setback. Plus, Rob Hextall (@robhextall) explains why this is such a big week for Alavés. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    The Story Of: Celta Vigo

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2021 20:40

    This is the latest episode of a new La Liga Lowdown podcast series where we're telling the story of each LaLiga Santander club, this time looking at Celta Vigo. Euan McTear (@emctear) hosts and starts the episode by looking at some of the Galician club's all-time highlights, before Paco Polit (@pacopolitENG) and Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) go through the club's history, Andrew Miller (@AndrewMillerNBA) picks his three top Celta legends and Ian Morris (@CeltaUSA) describes the matchday experience. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Matchday 18 recap: The one with all the snow

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2021 29:08

    Although some matches were postponed due to the wild weather that hit Spain this weekend, we’ve got seven matches to sink our teeth into in this match recap. Hasan Karim (@TheHasKarim) looks at the draw between Osasuna and Real Madrid at an icy El Sadar, Sam Leveridge (@samleveridge) rounds up the drama from Sevilla’s thrilling win over Real Sociedad, Román de Arquer (@Aeroslavee) explains what’s going right for Barcelona after they had a big win at Granada and Allen Dodson (@groguet01) does the same as he dissects Villarreal’s triumph at an Aspas-less Celta Vigo. It’s all hosted by Euan McTear (@emctear), who recaps the rest of the fixtures and explains why some of the games were moved. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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