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Manchester City podcasts from the football writers at the Manchester Evening News featuring Stuart Brennan, Simon Bajkowski, Ian Cheeseman, Rich Fay, Arash Bahrami and more.

Manchester Evening News


    • Oct 6, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • monthly NEW EPISODES
    • 33m AVG DURATION
    • 165 EPISODES

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    Latest episodes from Talking City

    Liverpool 2-2 Man City reaction | Bernardo's brilliance | Solving the Jack Grealish dilemma

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 30:51

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Manchester City football writers Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski as they look back on the big weekend clash at Anfield.

    Could Manchester City really pull off a deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 19:16

    Host Joe Bray is joined by Manchester City writers Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski as they discuss the club's pursuit of Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

    Will Manchester City secure a deadline day deal to sign Harry Kane?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 36:42

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by football writers Stuart Brennan and Tyrone Marshall as they discuss all the latest ongoings at Manchester City.

    Should the opening day defeat to Tottenham Hotspur be a serious cause for concern?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 34:56

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by football writers Simon Bajkowski and Tyrone Marshall. On this episode they reflect on the weekend opener against Tottenham Hotspur, Jack Grealish's debut, Harry Kane and more.

    Where Man City stand as they go into the Premier League opener against Tottenham Hotspur

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 56:37

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by football writers Joe Bray and Tyrone Marshall as they preview the start of the 2021/22 season.

    Did Man City spot a long-term Fernandinho replacement in England's win over Croatia?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 28:35

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Man City correspondents Simon Bajkowski and Joe Bray as they reflect on the relevant talking points from the previous week amidst all of the European Championship action.

    Would Harry Kane or Erling Haaland be the optimal Sergio Aguero replacement?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 34:10

    Manchester City correspondents Dan Murphy and Joe Bray return for a special transfer window podcast episode. The Erling Haaland and Harry Kane debate is high on the agenda, as well as discussions about departures from the Etihad this summer.

    Reaction to the Champions League final defeat to Chelsea | Is a marquee striker now inevitable this summer?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 32:05

    Host Joe Bray is joined by football writers Stuart Brennan and Tyrone Marshall as they reflect on the Champions League final defeat to Chelsea.

    Reflecting on a day of celebration after Manchester City lifted the Premier League title for a fifth time

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 35:43

    Manchester City correspondents Joe Bray and Stuart Brennan return to discuss the events of the final day of the Premier League season.

    Do Manchester City really need Harry Kane? | Preparing for a final farewell to a Blues legend

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 28:45

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Manchester City writers Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski as they discuss this summer's potential transfer dealings, Sergio Aguero and Sunday's title ceremony against Everton.

    Man City 1-2 Chelsea | What we learned from the dress rehearsal for the Champions League final

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 27:38

    Host Joe Bray is joined by MEN football writers Simon Bajkowski and Steven Railston as they reflect on the weekend defeat to Chelsea at the Etihad Stadium after title celebrations were put on hold by Thomas Tuchel's side.

    Manchester City breeze past PSG to set up their first-ever Champions League final

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 33:39

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Man City correspondents Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski as they react to Manchester City's semi-final victory over PSG.

    Reaction to Man City lifting the Carabao Cup for the FOURTH time in a row after a tumultuous week for football

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 31:35

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Manchester City correspondents Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski as they react to the Carabao Cup final victory over Tottenham Hotspur, the writers also look ahead to the Champions League semi-final against PSG and, once again, discuss the events of the last week.

    Where Manchester City (and football!) stands after European Super League plans implode

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 49:56

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by football writers Stuart Brennan and Tyrone Marshall as they reflect on the crazy turn of events in the footballing world over the last few days, the European Super League proposal and withdrawal is at the top of the agenda, on this episode, and it isn't one you want to miss.

    Will Man City break their Champions League quarter-final hoodoo against Borussia Dortmund?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021 32:59

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Man City correspondents Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski.

    A tribute to Sergio Aguero | Why Mino Raiola's comments won't affect Man City's pursuit of Erling Haaland

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 33:03

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by football writers Simon Bajkowski and Tyrone Marshall as they reflect on Sergio Aguero's career at Manchester City. They also look at where he could go next and who is in line to replace the Argentine.

    Could Man City really do the unthinkable and win the quadruple this season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 41:53

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Manchester City correspondents Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski as they reflect on the season so far as the March international break gets underway.

    Reaction to the Champions League quarter-final draw against Borussia Dortmund | What's going on with Sergio Aguero?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 27:44

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Man City correspondents Stuart Brennan and Joe Bray for the latest instalment of the Talking City podcast.

    What Manchester City can learn from the derby defeat

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 34:25

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Manchester City correspondents Stuart Brennan and Joe Bray as they reflect on the Man United defeat followed bythe midweek win against Southampton.

    The Manchester derby preview and Pep Guardiola's hidden hero

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2021 36:38

    Manchester City correspondents Joe Bray and Stuart Brennan return to preview this weekend's Manchester derby.

    Can anybody stop Manchester City this season?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 26, 2021 26:40

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Man City correspondents Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski.

    Post-Match Reaction | The standout performers from the 3-0 win over Tottenham

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2021 6:27

    Manchester City correspondent Joe Bray gives his immediate reaction to Man City's win over Tottenham at the Etihad Stadium.

    Why Man City's current winning run might just be the best under Pep Guardiola

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 29:04

    Host Joe Bray is joined by Manchester City correspondents Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski, on this episode the panel reflect on that victory at Anfield, Phil Foden, Swansea and finally look ahead to the fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend.

    Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola exchange war of words ahead of Anfield showdown

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 5, 2021 32:23

    Manchester City correspondents Joe Bray and Simon Bajkowski return to preview Sunday's clash between Manchester City and Liverpool at Anfield.

    How Manchester City managed to put their early season inconsistency behind them

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 31:55

    Host Dan Murphy is joined by Manchester City correspondents Simon Bajkowski and Joe Bray as they return for the latest instalment of the Talking City podcast.

    Manchester Derby Preview | Why the Carabao Cup still remains a priority for Pep Guardiola

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2021 26:01

    Host Ash Bahrami is joined by MEN football writers Simon Bajkowski and Rich Fay to preview the Carabao Cup semi-final tie at Old Trafford.

    Your questions answered after Everton vs Manchester City postponed due to further positive COVID-19 tests

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2020 19:31

    Manchester City correspondent Simon Bajkowski answers your questions over Facebook live after Man City's Premier League fixture at Goodison Park was postponed by officials.

    Are Pep Guardiola's men finally beginning to click infront of goal? | Manchester City's Footballer of the Year for 2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2020 40:46

    Manchester City writers Dan Murphy and Joe Bray are back for the latest episode of the Talking City podcast. On this episode the reflect on all the latest Manchester City action, and they look at the key performers this year.

    Post-match Reaction | Riyad Mahrez nets a hat-trick in emphatic victory over Burnley

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2020 3:53

    Manchester City writer Joe Bray is here with the immediate post-match verdict after City's 5-0 victory over Burnley at the Etihad Stadium.

    Reflection and analysis from Manchester City's draw against Liverpool | The winners and losers from the season so far

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2020 45:42

    MEN Football writers Dan Murphy, Joe Bray and Tyrone Marshall return for another episode of the Talking City podcast after Manchester City's draw against Liverpool. The panel are also looking at the performers and underperformers from the season so far ahead of the second international break.

    Reaction to the 'Project Big Picture' proposal | Arsenal preview | Pep Guardiola's future

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 48:45

    Football writers Dan Murphy and Simon Bajkowski return for another episode of the Talking City podcast.

    Looking ahead to the Guardiola and Bielsa reunion + Are Manchester City finished in the transfer window?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2020 34:17

    Manchester City correspondents Joe Bray and Stuart Brennan return to answer your questions on a live podcast ahead of the fixture against Leeds United.

    Where Manchester City stand ahead of the 2020/21 season | What's the deal with Kalidou Koulibaly?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2020 52:35

    Host Daniel Murphy is joined by Manchester City correspondents Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski ahead of the start of the new season.

    Can Manchester City really pull off a deal to sign Barcelona forward Lionel Messi?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 18:55

    Manchester City correspondents Joe Bray and Simon Bajkowski return for another episode of the Talking City podcast.

    Assessing the fallout from Manchester City's exit from the Champions League and what needs to change next season

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2020 39:54

    Manchester City correspondents Simon Bajkowski and Stuart Brennan return for the final episode of the 2019/20 season as they reflect on Man City's exit from the Champions League.

    Looking ahead to the Champions League Quarter Final against Lyon

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2020 31:43

    Manchester City writers Joe Bray and Stuart Brennan are back again for the latest episode of Talking City - and this time they're discussing Saturday's upcoming Champions League quarter-final clash with Lyon, in Lisbon, Portugal. Join our #TalkingCity Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277382109565156/

    Why Manchester City's CAS appeal was inevitably bound to be successful | The transfer latest on Ferran Torres and Nathan Ake

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2020 31:28

    Manchester City writers Joe Bray and Stuart Brennan are back again for the latest episode of Talking City. Join our #TalkingCity Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277382109565156/

    Reflecting on victory over Watford | Should Joao Cancelo start against Real Madrid?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2020 21:43

    Manchester City correspondents Joe Bray and Simon Bajkowski are back again for the latest episode of Talking City, this time after City trounced Watford at Vicarage Road.

    Manchester City overturn two-year European football ban - reaction from the Talking City team

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2020 27:23

    Joe Bray is joined by Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski to discuss the breaking news today that Manchester City's European ban has been overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport. They will still have to pay a fine, but European football is back on the cards for Pep Guardiola's team.

    What to expect from Man City in Premier League return against Mikel Arteta's Arsenal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 24:10

    Host Rich Fay is joined by Simon Bajkowski to look ahead to the return of Premier League football on Wednesday night, the duo discuss all the key talking points ahead of Mikel Arteta's return to the Etihad and give the latest on the CAS appeal.

    Lockdown special | How the Premier League season could be finished | What the summer transfer window will look like

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2020 28:21

    The Talking City team of Simon Bajkowski and Joe Bray come together from their lockdown locations in Ashton and Saddleworth and speak to host Rich Fay in Eryrys in Wales about how the Premier League season could be finished, what City's summer transfer window plans look like at the moment - and who they should be buying when the window opens. There's also a bit of FIFA 20 talk, a few suggestions to finish the season quickly, and who's the most skilled manager of the 20.

    The situation surrounding Manchester City's CAS appeal | Should the Premier League season be null and void?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2020 26:13

    Host Rich Fay is joined once again by Manchester City writers Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski to reflect on all of the latest City talking points.Join our Talking City Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277382109565156/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    Can the football season be completed amid ongoing coronavirus pandemic?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2020 22:34

    Host Rich Fay is joined by MEN football writers Simon Bajkowski and Tyrone Marshall to reflect on all the latest Manchester City news from the previous week.Talking City facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277382109565156/?source_id=253525514723863 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    The Manchester Derby defeat analysed and torn apart

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2020 30:58

    Guest host Andrew Stuart is joined by Manchester City writers Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski to reflect on the last week of everything City - and what happened in the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford. They then look ahead to the Arsenal game on Wednesday at the Etihad - and what City need to do ahead of the Champion's League clash with Real Madrid that's looming on the horizon. Join our Talking City facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277382109565156/?source_id=253525514723863 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    Why Phil Foden should go to Euro 2020 regardless of Manchester City playing time

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2020 27:24

    Host Rich Fay is joined by Manchester City writers Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski to reflect on the last week of everything City.Join our Talking City facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277382109565156/?source_id=253525514723863 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    Previewing Real Madrid Champions League clash

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2020 25:30

    Host Charlotte Duncker is joined by Stuart Brennan to reflect on all the latest Manchester City news and gossip from the previous week and preview the Champions League game against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening.Join our Facebook group for all the latest Talking City news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277382109565156/?source_id=253525514723863 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    Q&A Episode: Was it the correct decision to postpone the West Ham fixture?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2020 29:10

    Host Rich Fay is joined by Simon Bajkowski and Chris Slater to reflect on all the latest Manchester City news and gossip from the previous week.Join our Facebook group for all the latest Talking City news and updates: https://www.facebook.com/groups/277382109565156/?source_id=253525514723863 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    Tottenham 2-0 Manchester City | Why it's time for Pep Guardiola to decide on a dedicated penalty taker

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2020 25:31

    Host Rich Fay is joined by MEN football writers Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski to reflect on all the latest Manchester City talking points from the last week.TWITTER: @ManCityMENFACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ManCityMEN/CONTACT: arash.bahrami@reachplc.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    Manchester City advance to the Carabao Cup final again | Was Pep Guardiola wrong to criticise the empty seats at Etihad Stadium?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2020 26:15

    Host Rich Fay is joined by MEN football writers Simon Bajkowski and Charlotte Duncker to reflect on the latest Manchester City talking points. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero inspire masterful display at Villa Park | How Champions League ticket prices for Real Madrid could backfir

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2020 25:35

    Host Rich Fay is joined by Simon Bajkowski and Tyrone Marshall to reflect on Manchester City's crushing victory over Aston Villa and much more. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    How Pep Guardiola masterminded the semi-final first leg victory over Manchester United

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2020 28:28

    Rich Fay is joined by Stuart Brennan and Simon Bajkowski to reflect on Manchester City's Carabao Cup semi-final first leg victory over rivals Manchester United. On this episode the panel reflect on the Blues' performance, January transfer window plans and a look ahead to how City will approach the weekend fixture against Aston Villa. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

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