Welcome to the Manchester Football Social: The voice of the fans! We are a daily Manchester football podcast recorded LIVE from the centre of the footballing universe... Manchester! Each show Reds and Blues go head to head discussing all the latest news from Manchester City and Manchester United. Li…
Liverpool beat AC Milan 3-2 in a great game at Anfield. The Reds got the job done, but do they need to be even more clinical moving forward this season? (Part 2, 14:06) Man City hit 6 past Leipzig but Pep Guardiola was unhappy about the attendance. (Part 3, 31:43) The Europa League and Europa Conference begins tonight for West Ham, Leicester and Tottenham.
Manchester United lost in dramatic fashion in the Champions League last night. A Jesse Lingard error and an Aaron Wan-Bissaka dismissal were key factors as Young Boys secured a memorable win. (Part 2, 16:49) A repeat of the amazing 2005 UCL final takes place tonight as Milan visit Liverpool. (Part 3, 38:04) Pascal Struijk's red card for Leeds has been upheld. Was it the right call?
Everton entered the Premier League's top 4 last night with an impressive win over Burnley. Demarai Gray and Andros Townsend starred for Benitez's Blues. How far can Everton go this season - meanwhile will Burnley beat the drop? (Part 2, 18:33) The UEFA Champions League returns tonight. Man Utd visit Young Boys and Zenit look to spoil Chelsea's UCL defence.
Everton and Burnley clash in the Premier League tonight. Will Maxwel Cornet make his Clarets debut and will James Rodriguez feature for the Toffees? (Part 2, 20:27) Ronaldo and Edouard performed well on their Premier League debuts, but Saul didn't for Chelsea... (Part 3, 38:11) Mo Salah joined the Premier League 100 club this weekend.
Ant McGinley is joined by Jay Motty from the Stretford Paddock and Jack Gaughan from the Mail as they review the weekend's action.Harvey Elliott's injury overshadows Mo Salah becoming the latest member of the 100 club, while Ronaldo does what he does and scores twice on his return to Old trafford. Man City win with their ninth different goalscorer and Lukaku scores at Stamford Bridge for the first time. Brighton grab another win, Norwich stay bottom and Arteta breathes a sigh of relief for the first time this season.Plus there are some tricky pronunciations around for the team as a couple of debutants make their mark.Follow us on Twitter @TheSportSocial @JayMotty @Jack_Gaughan @AntMcGinley
Niall McCaughan is joined by former England and West Ham winger Matt Jarvis and ex-Ireland, Sunderland and Wolves player Stephen Elliott for The Dugout, a Premier League preview show. Ronaldo is back in Manchester, but will he start? Will Spurs and West Ham remain in the top two? Is Arsenal v Norwich a 6 pointer? We discuss all of that and more as we look ahead to the weekend's top flight action.
With Cristiano Ronaldo set to return to the Premier League this weekend for Manchester United, we discuss some of the other players who will be making their debuts this matchday. (Part 2, 18:37) Brentford have signed a player called 'Zanka', plus we look at whether free agent Jack Wilshere could still do a job in the top flight.
England conceded a late equaliser to Poland last night in World Cup Qualifying in a game where Gareth Southgate made no substitutions. (Part 2, 15:56) A host of South American football federations have banned their players from competing in the Premier League this weekend. (Part 3, 31:29) Is Cristiano Ronaldo truly the best ever footballer? Dr Tom Crawford, a mathematician from the University of Oxford has been crunching the numbers to find out...
England face Poland tonight in World Cup qualifying, where Robert Lewandowski is back for the Poles in a game which means more to them than some might think... (Part 2, 16:32) Jesse Lingard was brilliant on loan at West Ham last season but decided to stay with parent club Man Utd this summer. Now he's rejected a new Old Trafford deal?! (Part 3, 27:26) UEFA have announced they are to lift the travel ban for away supporters in European competition.
Ex-Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is now a FIFA executive. He's proposed the World Cup should change from every 4 years to every 2. UEFA don't agree, and neither do we... (Part 2, 16:31) Tottenham v Chelsea is planning to be the Premier League's first ever net-zero carbon football match. (Part 3, 28:25) After the chaos of Brazil v Argentina earlier this week, Spurs have decided to fine their Argentine players involved for breaking club rules.
After England beat Andorra 4-0 in World Cup Qualifying, Jim questions whether making 11 changes was the right call from Gareth Southgate... (Part 2, 15:15) Brazil v Argentina descended into chaos last night after disputes over quarantine rules for Premier League players. (Part 3, 31:00) We speak to Jim Keoghan, author of 'Is it just me, or is modern football s**t?' about his gripes on the contemporary game!
Feargal Brennan, Pete Hall and Ant McGinley on duty to review the 2022 World Cup qualifying action this weekend.England picked up back to back 4-0 wins as Gareth Southgate's much changed side cruised to a 4-0 Wembley victory over minnows Andorra.Southgate opted to rotate his options with Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold in midfield alongside Three Lions debutant Patrick Bamford in attack.The gang also look back at some Gareth Bale magic for Wales and another disappointing night for the Republic of Ireland against Azerbaijan.Arsene Wenger has also had his say on the Premier League's spending amid links to Borussia Dortmund hotshot Erling Haaland as well as big money contract updates for Mo Salah and Phil Foden.
Niall McCaughan is joined by former Premier League midfielder Dean Hammond and ex-England and Everton player Trevor Steven for the first edition of Football Social Daily - The Dugout. We get the thoughts of former top flight players on the big Premier League talking points, and Trevor and Dean share their views on shirt numbers after Ronaldo reclaimed the number 7 at Manchester United, as well as who has impressed them this campaign so far.
England got the job done in World Cup qualifying last night by beating Hungary 4-0 last night in an atmosphere which caused concern. (Part 2, 22:30) Several national FA's have complained to the Premier League about their rules on players being released (or not released) for international duty. Who is in the right here? (Part 3, 35:20) The Premier League has given Man Utd special dispensation to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to wear his famous number 7 jersey at Old Trafford.
England return to competitive action for the first time since the EURO 2020 final loss to Italy tonight as they play Hungary in a World Cup qualifier. Will Southgate keep things similar or will we see any significant changes? (Part 2, 12:49) Spurs have signed Barcelona full-back Emerson Royal. (Part 3, 21:25) Newcastle boss Steve Bruce is unhappy and so is Arsenal's Martin Odegaard about the club's upcoming documentary.
Niall McCaughan is with Jim Salveson and Ian Brannan to run the rule over some of the done deals in the Premier League on transfer deadline day with moves involving Manchester United, Everton, Leeds, West Ham, Crystal Palace and Chelsea.
Feargal Brennan, Marley Anderson and Ste McNorton preview the final hours of the Premier League transfer window.Manchester United have confirmed the details of Cristiano Ronaldo's Old Trafford return, West Ham snap up Nikola Vlasic and Moise Kean returns to Juventus.With Ronaldo arriving back at United, Dan James is expected to join Leeds, with Willian tearing up his Arsenal contract and Tottenham looking to bring Adama Traore to North London.The team also give their winners and losers from the window as well as looking back at some of the Premier League's most ridiculous deadline day stories.
Feargal Brennan, Dave Scott and Jonathan Smith on duty to review the final weekend of Premier League action ahead of the international break.Manchester City cruised on to another 5-0 win as Pep Guardiola condemned Arsenal and Mikel Arteta to the foot of the Premier League table.10-man Chelsea squeezed out a battling draw at Liverpool, Spurs picked up another 1-0 win to top the table and Manchester United warmed up for Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival with a last gasp 1-0 win at Wolves. There were also big wins for Everton at Brighton and Leicester City at Norwich and Dave gives his tips on where to spot Ronaldo when he finally lands in Manchester.
Niall McCaughan, Ant McGinley and Jay Motty run through the weekend's Premier League fixtures and pick out the big talking points. Liverpool v Chelsea takes top billing as two teams tipped to be title contenders, Man City welcome Arsenal and can West Ham stay top of the league?
Premier League sides Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City found out their Champions League group stage opponents yesterday, with Liverpool facing Atletico and Chelsea facing Juventus. (Part 2, 14:59) Gareth Southgate has named his first England squad since EURO 2020 and Leeds striker Patrick Bamford is included. (Part 3, 26:27) The latest top flight transfer gossip including links to Brighton's Yves Bissouma.
Harry Kane has put an end to the transfer saga of the summer by committing his future to Tottenham Hotspur this summer. The England captain has been continually linked with a move to Manchester City. (Part 2, 19:39) Pep Guardiola has suggested that he may leave Man City when his deal expires in 2023. What can he win in that time? (Part 3, 31:25) The Champions League group stage draw is made tonight. Can the Premier League sides go far this season?
Premier League clubs have unanimously voted against releasing players for international duty if their nation is a 'red list' coronavirus country. How much of an issue is this moving forward? (Part 2, 13:27) Carabao Cup Round 2 took place last night and whilst there were no upsets, Crystal Palace again failed to score. (Part 3, 25:41) The latest top flight transfer news including Burnley's pursuit of Maxwel Cornet.
West Ham United beat Leicester 4-1 in the Premier League last night to reach the summit of the table, where a record-breaking Michail Antonio was the star. (Part 2, 19:57) Arsenal have had their issues at the start of the season. What next for Arteta's Gunners? (Part 3, 41:22) The latest transfer talk including the latest newspaper stories on Declan Rice.
Matchday 2 of the Premier League season concludes tonight as West Ham welcome Leicester City. (Part 2, 14:37) Xherdan Shaqiri is leaving Liverpool. Will he be missed? (Part 3, 27:38) The latest transfer news including Man Utd, Chelsea and Tottenham.
Feargal Brennan, Sam Lee and Rob Blanchette on duty to review another massive weekend of Premier League action with nine games in the last 48 hours.Manchester City shook off their opening day defeat to crush Norwich City 5-0 with Jack Grealish on target on his Etihad debut.Manchester United slipped to a 1-1 draw at Southampton but Liverpool and Spurs continued their winning start to the campaign as Romelu Lukaku scored on his second Chelsea debut as Thomas Tuchel's side battered Arsenal at the Emirates.Plus big wins for Brighton and Aston Villa on home soil but early season questions for Patrick Vieira as Crystal Palace scrapped out a 0-0 draw with Brentford.
Niall McCaughan is joined by The Independent's Mark Critchley and the Daily Mail's Jack Gaughan to look ahead to the weekend's Premier League fixtures.
Tottenham were beaten by Portuguese side Pacos de Ferreira last night in a UEFA Europa Conference League qualifier. (Part 2, 15:21) Aaron from the Talking Kit podcast on the Sport Social Podcast Network joins us to discuss Manchester City's horrendous third kit this season. (Part 2, 29:09) The latest transfer news including James Ward-Prowse, Jesse Lingard and Mo Salah.
Harry Kane won't be involved for Tottenham in their Europa Conference League qualifier tonight. Will he play for Spurs again? (Part 2, 16:06) Harvey Barnes has signed a new Leicester deal. (Part 3, 25:01) Aaron Ramsdale could sign for Arsenal after 2 consecutive relegations from the top flight.
Everton stars Moise Kean and James Rodriguez have both been up to some interesting activity on social media which has led some to believe an exit from Goodison Park may be imminent for the pair. (Part 2, 19:13) Harry Kane's desired move to Manchester City has taken another twist as Tottenham aren't prepared to negotiate even with a £125m offer on the table - and Cristiano Ronaldo's name has even been thrown in to the mix. (Part 3, 31:19) Why did Tammy Abraham choose Roma when Premier League sides were interested?
Liverpool are set to hand Jordan Henderson a new deal. Is he still crucial to Liverpool? (Part 2, 15:48) Could Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang be on his way to Barcelona with Philippe Coutinho heading to the Emirates? (Part 3, 31:29) Chelsea have a large squad. Are Barkley, Bakayoko and Drinkwater on their way out of Stamford Bridge?
The Premier League returned this weekend. Who were the standout teams and players on opening day? (Part 2, 18:21) Are Chelsea and Manchester United bigger title contenders than we think? (Part 3, 36:05) The latest transfer talk with news on Arsenal and Tottenham.
Feargal Brennan, Ant McGinley and Ty Marshall are on duty to review a massive weekend of action as the Premier League makes it return for 2021/22.Manchester United hammer Leeds United 5-1 on Old Trafford return, Manchester City slip to defeat at Tottenham with Liverpool and Chelsea cruising to 3-0 wins.Brentford crash the Premier League party with Arsenal win, Rafa Benitez's wins on his Goodison Park debut with Watford, Brighton and Leicester City all picking key wins on the opening weekend.
Niall McCaughan is joined by broadcaster Michelle Owen and journalist Pete Hall to look ahead to the opening weekend of the 2021/22 Premier League season, where Man City travel to Tottenham with Harry Kane's future still up in the air and Man Utd and Leeds renewing an old rivalry.
The 2021/22 Premier League season kicks off tonight as Brentford welcome Arsenal. How will the Bees fare in the top flight and will Arsenal be better this season? (Part 2, 19:06) Romelu Lukaku has returned to Chelsea for £97m! Does that boost the Blues' title chances? (Part 3, 32:33) West Ham United have been subjected to a takeover bid of late.
John Stones has been handed a new 5-year Manchester City deal. Can City win the Champions League in that time frame? (Part 2, 15:15) Lionel Messi has decided PSG is his next destination after leaving Barcelona. Does the move end any chance of us seeing him in the Premier League? (Part 3, 30:00) The latest top flight transfer gossip including Kurt Zouma's proposed move from Chelsea to West Ham.
Leicester picked up the first silverware on offer for 2021/22 by beating Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley. Did the game give us much insight into the campaign ahead? (Part 2, 14:52) Which of the Premier League sides has the most fearsome attacking lineup? (Part 3, 30:15) The latest Premier League transfer news including Joe Willock nearing a switch from Arsenal to Newcastle.
Feargal Brennan, Jim Salveson and Marley Anderson on duty to review an incredible 24 hours in breaking football news.Barcelona have the departure of talisman Lionel Messi after 21 years at the Camp Nou with La Liga refusing to allow his new contract.In Premier League news, Manchester City have smashed the Premier League transfer record with a £100m move for Jack Grealish.And the team preview what could be Grealish's City debut this weekend as the defending Premier League champions take on Leicester City in the Community Shield.
Transfer talk is top of the agenda on Football Social Daily, as Harry Kane sparked debate by missing Spurs training. (Part 2, 15:11) Aston Villa have signed Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen on the same day Jack Grealish is reported to be having a Man City medical ahead of a £100m transfer. (Part 3, 32:06) Romelu Lukaku was a Chelsea player for 4 years - now the Blues will need close to £100m to sign him back 7 years later.
Ant McGinley, Marley Anderson and Jim Salveson on duty to discuss the latest Premier League news and transfer gossip.While Villa consider a £100 milllion bid for Jack Grealish from Manchester City, we ask if you can't have both him and Kane, which would you rather have, and who do City need?Jim and Marley share their predictions for the final table next season and you can join in with yours on Twitter @TheSportSocialAnd with Spurs set to find out their opponents in the Europa Conference League, and the Community Shield just days away, we ask, with seemingly more competitions than ever before, which Premier League clubs are least likely to win any of them, and end up arguing about another competition that doesn't exist yet.
Feargal Brennan, Marley Anderson and Leon Blanche on duty to discuss the latest Premier League news and transfer gossip.PSG are rumoured to be willing to offer Paul Pogba a £45m route out of Old Trafford as Manchester United contract extension talks stall.Arsenal's spending spree could skyrocket with Mikel Arteta linked to a £75m bid for Leicester City star James Maddison.And the early candidates for Premier League relegation in 2022 with promoted trio Norwich City, Watford and Brentford tipped to struggle alongside Patrick Vieira's Crystal Palace.eH4c1EGiK3tBLta7iLg1
Manchester United have reached an agreement in principle to sign Raphael Varane from Real Madrid for £34m. How impressive is this business? (Part 2, 15:00) Jack Grealish is growing closer to a Manchester City switch claim reports, and Spurs have sold defender Toby Alderweireld. (Part 3, 35:31) We speak to Team GB footballer Caroline Weir about her career and the women's game.
Gini Wijnaldum won a Premier League and a Champions League with Liverpool. But the Dutchman has claimed he 'didn't feel loved' at Anfield. (Part 2, 18:31) The latest Premier League transfer news including Brighton being linked with Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard. (Part 3, 34:25) Aaron from the Sport Social podcast Talking Kit is with us through the episode, and we discuss whether kits these days are getting too pricey...
The rumour mill is running at full tilt and once again Tottenham's Harry Kane and Manchester United's Paul Pogba are the topic of conversation. (Part 2, 24:55) Arsenal have tied down Emile Smith Rowe to a new contract amidst interest from Aston Villa and Spurs' Heung-Min Son has penned a new deal. (Part 3, 47:35) Harry Kane? Mo Salah? Bruno Fernandes? Jamie Vardy? We take a look at the 2021/22 Premier League golden boot contenders with BoyleSports. (18+, T&Cs apply, begambleaware.org)
Feargal Brennan, Ian Brannan and Marley Anderson run the rule over the latest Premier League transfer gossip in the last 24 hours.Manchester United a rumoured to be on the verge of securing a deal for Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane with Jadon Sancho's Old Trafford confirmation imminent.New Everton boss Rafa Benitez has been very busy this week with Andros Townsend and Asmir Begovic arriving in on free transfers with Demarai Gray also a target.Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp could sell up to ten players this summer with captain Jordan Henderson a potential shock departure from Anfield ahead of 2021/22.
Manchester Untied forward Marcus Rashford was expected to have surgery on a shoulder injury before the start of the Premier League season. Now manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has thrown that in to doubt. (Part 2, 21:36) We look at Ben White's imminent move from Brighton to Arsenal. (Part 3, 33:51) The latest Premier League transfer gossip including stories on Chelsea and Man City.
Bukayo Saka has spoken out after being racially abused following his missed penalty for England in the EURO 2020 final. (Part 2, 22:00) We look at who the Premier League title contenders for next season are likely to be. (Part 3, 43:19) The latest top flight transfer gossip, including a possible swap from West to North London as Tammy Abraham is linked with Arsenal.
The EURO 2020 Team of the Tournament has been revealed with 5 Premier League players in the side. 3 of those play for England, but there were also some notable omissions... (Part 2, 15:53) Marcus Rashford has received plenty of love over the past couple of days after missing a penalty and being subjected to vile racist abuse. (Part 3, 41:20) The latest Premier League transfer news including further rumours regarding Jack Grealish swapping Aston Villa for Manchester City.
England were beaten by Italy at Wembley in the EURO 2020 final in heartbreaking fashion as the Azzuri won on penalties. Luke Shaw put England ahead early but the experienced Italians equalised and the trophy was decided via a shootout, where Rashford, Sancho and Saka all missed their spot kicks. Football didn't come home, but it did take England fans on a journey that will last a lifetime.
England v Italy. Wembley. The EURO 2020 Final. Will it be Sterling and Southgate or Chiellini and Mancini? We preview the biggest game for the Three Lions in a generation as they play in their first major tournament final since they won the World Cup in 1966. Will football be 'coming home'?
UEFA have charged England for fan misconduct during the EURO 2020 semi-final against Denmark at Wembley, with a fan pointing a laser pen in Kasper Schmeichel's face during the game. (Part 2, 17:35) Jose Mourinho was sacked by Spurs, Chelsea and Manchester United. But in his new job at Roma, he's been defending his Premier League achievements. Is he still the special one? (Part 3, 29:01) The latest Premier League transfer gossip.
England have reached a first major tournament final since the 1966 World Cup after beating Denmark 2-1 AET at Wembley. Harry Kane scored the winner as Raheem Sterling again showed his class in a memorable night in EURO 2020 - but were Denmark unlucky? We pick the bones out f an incredible night which sees the Three Lions prepare to face Italy in Sunday's final.