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Mark Chapman is joined by Theo Walcott, Neil Lennon & John Murray. They discuss Arsenal losing 1-0 in stoppage time to Porto in the Champions League, plus hear from Mikel Arteta. Liverpool go four points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 4-1 comeback win over Luton, with reaction from Jurgen Klopp. Plus Sir Jim Ratcliffe speaks for the first time since completing a deal to buy just over 27% of Manchester United. TIMECODES: 00:17 – Arsenal stunned by Porto 17:04 – Liverpool go four points clear 27:20 – Sir Jim Ratcliffe speaks for the first time
A new era begins for Man Utd but what can fans expect? Sir Jim Ratcliffe sits down with BBC sports editor Dan Roan after completing his deal to buy a 27.7 per cent stake in Manchester United. He says it's a boyhood dream to be involved in United and that restoring them to the pinnacle of English and European football is the greatest challenge. Sir Jim also reveals his plans for a new stadium. Producer: Jonathan McKeith. This is also available as a Sports desk special on BBC Sounds.
Ben Haines and England Women’s record goalscorer Ellen White are joined by West Ham manager Rehanne Skinner. The team talk West Ham’s season so far, the title race and the lack of female coaches. Rehanne gives an insight into coaching women and how she has developed the culture at West Ham. Plus a look at England and how they will approach their friendlies against Austria and Italy. And as the Nations League gets underway, who will be making it to Paris 2024? Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 02:05 West Ham recruitment 06:40 Title race is on! 15:05 Manchester United 22:40 Female coaches & coaching women 34:10 England friendlies & Nations League
Kelly Cates looks back on a busy night in the Premier League, Champions League and Championship. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Michael Brown are at the Etihad to react to Manchester City's win over Brentford, which left them a point behind Premier League leaders Liverpool. We also hear from Pep Guardiola and Thomas Frank. Ian Dennis and Pat Nevin are in the San Siro to reflect on Inter Milan's narrow 1-nil win against Atletico Madrid, and we preview Arsenal's return to the Champions League knockout stages against FC Porto. And we look back on a dramatic night at the top of the Championship, with big results for Ipswich and Southampton. 00:27 Manchester City beat Brentford 13:00 Champions League reaction from Inter Milan 1-0 Atletico Madrid 23:26 Preview of FC Porto v Arsenal 29:01 Championship reaction from Ipswich and Southampton
Mark Chapman is with Luton’s Tom Lockyer, Chris Sutton & The New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith. Tom opens up about his cardiac arrest at Bournemouth and his recovery since. The panel chat title race – will Arsenal be just fine without a striker? Roy Hodgson’s also on the agenda after stepping down as Crystal Palace boss. And BBC Newcastle commentator Nick Barnes reacts to Sunderland sacking Michael Beale. 01:50 Tom Lockyer LIVE and alive 21:40 Who’s going to win the title? 28:05 Do Arsenal need a striker? 29:30 Lockyer on defending set pieces & VAR 38:10 Mark Chapman stars on ‘House of Games’ 41:10 Hodgson can leave Palace with "head held high" 48:45 Beale sacked by Sunderland after 12 games 56:25 Tom Lockyer on Luton’s survival chances
Ben Haines and Nedum Onuoha are joined by Nigel Reo-Coker and Mark Ogden to reflect on the weekend’s Premier League football. They discuss the title race and wins for Liverpool and Arsenal as Manchester City dropped points at home against Chelsea. They look at where Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Luton leaves both sides and hear from Erik ten Hag, and discuss the tackle from Mason Holgate that saw Sheffield United play with ten men from the 13th minute of their 5-0 defeat to Brighton. Plus Fantasy 606’s Alistair Bruce-Ball joins the pod and casts doubt on the wisdom of his decision to triple-captain Erling Haaland for this gameweek. 01:50 – Nedum’s Picks 05:30 – Arsenal discussion 11:30 – Liverpool discussion 15:40 – Manchester City discussion 22:41 – Erik ten Hag interview & Manchester United v Luton discussion 28:40 – Alistair Bruce-Ball joins the Pod 32:35 – Fantasy Premier League discussion 35:40 – Sheffield United v Brighton discussion 44:05 – Question time
Mark Chapman presents reaction to Saturday's football fixtures. Mikel Arteta gives his thoughts after Arsenal's thrashing of Burnley at Turf Moor, while Cody Gapko reflects on Liverpool's win away at Brentford which keeps them top of the table. Pep Guardiola is frustrated by missed chances as Man City come from behind to draw with Chelsea, a result that Mauricio Pochettino takes a lot of positives from. Hear David Moyes' thoughts as West Ham continue further into 2024 without a win, and Ollie Watkins analyses Aston Villa's win at Fulham which means Unai Emery's side go above Tottenham into fourth place. The Spurs boss Ange Postecoglu looks back on their defeat to Wolves, plus Gary O'Neil talks about just how far Wolves have come since he's been in charge. And Eddie Howe is proud of his Newcastle team for fighting back to draw at home to Bournemouth, but believes his side had enough opportunities to win the game.
Darren Fletcher and Don Hutchison talk to Everton manager Sean Dyche. They're joined by Clinton Morrison and Paul Robinson to chat title race – can anyone stop Manchester City? What about the latest on Kylian Mbappé – how would Real Madrid look with him in the team? And should Crystal Palace have handled the Roy Hodgson situation better? 04:10 Can anyone stop Man City? 08:50 Will emotions drive Liverpool on? 12:15 Mbappe to Real Madrid – can it be anywhere else? 18:15 Everton boss Sean Dyche interview 32:10 Should Crystal Palace have handled the Hodgson situation better?
Aaron Paul, Jobi McAnuff and Colchester manager Danny Cowley discuss the latest talking points from the EFL. Danny talks about life at Colchester and living back at home with his brother Nicky and Mansfield Town’s Hiram Boateng talks about his hattrick after a club-record 9-2 win against Harrogate. Plus, they discuss the latest twists in the race for promotion from the Championship as Southampton’s 25-match unbeaten streak comes to an end, Leeds’ winning start to the year continues and discuss whether Ipswich have found their form. They also talk about the bottom of League One after Darren Moore returned to work as Port Vale manager, just 2 weeks after leaving Huddersfield. Time Codes: 00.30 – Danny Cowley on life as Colchester manager 10.10 – Championship promotion race 22.04 – Mansfield’s Hiram Boateng 30.00 – Darren Moore at Port Vale 36.25 – 72PLUS/72MINUS
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Mina Rzouki and Kristof Terreur with reaction to the news that Kylian Mbappe has told PSG he intends to leave at the end of the season. And will Real Madrid be where we see him next? The team talk Bayern Munich and Thomas Tuchel, plus Kristof gives an insight into why Kevin De Bruyne has been so impressive since returning from injury. Timecodes: 00:15 Intro 02:10 Kylian Mbappe 12:15 PSG future 17:05 Bayern Munich 27:30 Kevin De Bruyne
In this new podcast series Steve Crossman and Guillem Balague explore the life and career of Pep Guardiola. Told from the perspective of former Barcelona teammates Ronald Koeman, Albert Ferrer, Jordi Cruyff and eventual Director of Football Txiki Begiristain - Episode 1 is the ultimate origin story. Journey from the streets of Santpedor to Barca’s world famous La Masia academy and Camp Nou and find out how Pep’s playing days almost ended prematurely and how the legendary Johan Cruyff shaped his footballing philosophy. This is a BBC Sport Production for BBC Sounds and Radio 5 Live.
Mark Chapman has reaction to Lazio’s shock win vs Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League. He’s joined by Ian Dennis, Chris Sutton and Statman Dave. Also hear from German journalist Raphael Honigstein. The panel chat PSG as they took control of their last-16 tie against Real Sociedad. Hear from Philippe Clement as Rangers go joint top of the Scottish Premiership. And catch up with Kieran McKenna and Steven Schumacher after wins for Ipswich and Stoke in the Championship. 00:15 Ian Dennis’ story of the game 02:50 Euro Leagues’ Raphael Honigstein joins the pod 10:35 Kane: “We’re in a difficult spell” 13:35 PSG take control against Real Sociedad 16:20 Ranger beat Ross County to go joint top 19:10 Philippe Clement interview 21:45 Ipswich’s Kieran McKenna enjoys winning feeling 23:25 Stoke’s Steven Schumacher on big challenge
Ben Haines and England Women’s record goalscorer Ellen White are joined by England and Chelsea’s Fran Kirby. Fran talks about the England squad announcement including the return of Leah Williamson, and we hear from the England head coach Sarina Wiegman as the team prepare for friendlies against Austria and Italy. Fran also reflects on the FA Cup, her season so far and looks ahead to Chelsea’s big game against Manchester City in the WSL on Friday. Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 03:28 England squad announcement 06:25 Sarina Wiegman 10:10 Leah Williamson 18:50 FA Cup 30:05 Chelsea 34:30 WSL weekend fixtures
Kelly Cates is joined by John Murray, Stephen Warnock and Michael Brown from reaction to Manchester City's 1-3 win over FC Copenhagen in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Hear from City boss Pep Guardiola as the team discuss the importance of Kevin De Bruyne's return. They also ask if this is the best we've seen Phil Foden in a Manchester City shirt? Conor McNamara reports on Real Madrid's win over RB Leipzig in Germany - they managed it without Jude Bellingham. And Ian Dennis and Chris Sutton give us a romantic preview from Rome, ahead of Wednesday's Champions League action. Plus, Aaron Paul rounds up a busy night of EFL action - with goals flying in across the Championship, League One and League Two. TOPICS 00'29 Reaction from FC Copenhagen 1-3 Man City 03'50 How much have City missed KDB? 05'07 Phil Foden hitting form 11'20 Pep Guardiola interview 13'06 RB Leipzig 0-1 Real Madrid 15'32 Ian Dennis & Chris Sutton feel the romance in Rome 21'35 EFL round-up
Mark Chapman is joined by Luton winger Andros Townsend, former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton and New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith. They talk about whether style of play is working against Roy Hodgson and David Moyes. Harry Morris from The West Ham Way has his say after their 6-0 defeat to Arsenal. And the panel chat UEFA Champions League and the Porto presidency ahead of the Round of 16 first legs. 00:30 Is style of play hurting David Moyes & Roy Hodgson? 07:10 Andros calls out Chris on Luton 09:00 West Ham fan joins the pod 24:00 Andros on how it feels to lose heavily 26:40 Are players paid to entertain or to win? 29:45 Supercomputer predicts Champions League winners 33:25 Presidential election gets nasty at Arsenal’s opponents Porto
Ben Haines has reaction to Sunday’s Premier League games as Arsenal record their biggest Premier League away win, and Scott McTominay gives Manchester United a priceless victory as they fight for Champions League qualification. Ben’s joined by former West Ham and Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, The Times reporter Charlotte Duncker and ex-striker Adebayo Akinfenwa. Also hear from David Moyes, Mikel Arteta and Erik ten Hag. 01:30 Hot takes from the weekend 02:50 West Ham 0-6 Arsenal 11:15 Nigel reflects on losing 6-0 in his West Ham days 16:55 Will European football impact the title race? 20:30 Man Utd edge out Aston Villa 28:05 McTominay the supersub 31:20 Are Villa out of the title race? 33:40 Ali from Fantasy 606 joins the pod 37:15 Pressure’s on… it’s ‘Question Time’
Alistair Bruce-Ball, former Republic of Ireland and Spurs defender Stephen Kelly and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards go through all the days Premier League action. Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League while Erling Haaland scored his first goals for Manchester City since November in a two nil victory over Everton. Down the bottom of the table Sheffield United got an important win over Luton, hear Chris Wilders thoughts on that win. Plus Russell Martin talks Southampton’s comeback over Huddersfield Town, with that match eventually finishing 5-3! Timecodes: 0:10 Intro 01:37 Haaland & Manchester City 10:00 Liverpool & Klopp 20:20 Sheffield United & Chris Wilder 26:30 Forest Newcastle 42:10 Russell Martin
Aaron Paul is joined by Fara Williams, Kevin Nolan and Nigel Reo-Coker to discuss the biggest football stories of the week. They start with the Premier League title race as just one point separates Liverpool, Manchester City and Arsenal, but who will the panel tip to win the trophy? Kevin Nolan tells us how Kalvin Phillips is settling in at West Ham and the panel discuss what position suits Manchester City’s Phil Foden best. Coventry City midfielder Callum O’Hare joins the pod after a successful start to the season. Find out how he coped with coming back to fitness after an ACL injury. Plus, could we see the introduction of blue cards in the Premier League? TOPICS: 2.56 - Title Race 16.45 - Kalvin Phillips 21.35 - Phil Foden 24.55 - Callum O’Hare 30.54 - Blue Cards
Aaron Paul and Jobi McAnuff talk to new Charlton boss Nathan Jones. They’re joined by Macclesfield manager Alex Bruce for a full episode on the EFL. The Championship promotion race is hotting up with Ipswich faltering. Jon Dahl Tomasson could be on his way out of Blackburn Rovers. And the Port Vale chair writes an open letter to fans after Andy Crosby’s sacking. All that and Jobi has his highlight and lowlight of the week in 72PLUS 72MINUS. 02:10 Can Kieffer Moore get Ipswich out of their rut? 05:30 Leeds and Southampton in the race for second 07:50 Nathan Jones LIVE after taking over at Charlton 19:30 Jon Dahl Tomasson reportedly set to leave Blackburn 25:45 Port Vale owner writes letter after Andy Crosby sacking 30:40 72PLUS 72MINUS… who is Jobi’s latest victim?
Guillem Balague, Raphael Honigstein and James Horncastle join Steve Crossman to react to the news that UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin will not seek re-election for a fourth term despite UEFA members voting to change its rules to allow him to do so. They assess Ceferin’s legacy as the head of European football’s governing body, seeing off the attempted formation of a breakaway 'super league', and discuss whether that’s really still the biggest threat facing UEFA. Plus with two huge games at the weekend for the title races in Spain and Germany we look ahead to Real Madrid against Girona and Bayern Munich’s trip to face Bayer Leverkusen, and look at where Inter Milan’s win against Juventus last week leaves the Serie A title race. 03:00 – Reaction to Ceferin’s decision not to run for a fourth term 13:09 – Aleksander Čeferin’s address 15:00 – Ceferin’s legacy and the European Super League 41:20 – Real Madrid v Girona Preview 42:30 – Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich Preview 44:00 – Serie A title race discussion