The Overlap with Gary Neville
Om The Overlap with Gary Neville
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The biggest names in football, politics, business and world sport share real stories with me, Gary Neville, reflecting on their careers & vulnerabilities.
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On this week’s episode on The Overlap, brought to you by Sky Bet, we are joined by former Wales captain and Premier League footballer turned coach Craig Bellamy. Craig takes on Gary at the Cube in Manchester before a fascinating sit-down interview. Having clocked up over 500 professional appearances and represented nine clubs over a career that spanned almost 20 years, Bellamy does not lack in stories to tell. Find out how much of a big influence legendary boss Bobby Robson was at Newcastle United before an acrimonious fall-out with Graeme Souness led to a St James Park departure. Hear the full anecdote on his infamous Golf attack at Liverpool and which other member of the squad was involved in a separate incident on the same night. Bellamy also reveals where he was told to look for another club under Rafa Benitez. Craig reveals his own mental health battles from childhood through to career injuries and the impact of losing a close friend and former-team mate Gary Speed. Finally, we talk about how the Cardiff-born man has ventured into coaching through his love of the tactical side of the game and how he won’t be changing his philosophy any time soon. If you enjoyed the interview please hit subscribe to never miss an upload. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On The Overlap this week, brought to you by Sky Bet, we have an exclusive interview with former England, Arsenal, Everton and Southampton forward Theo Walcott who has announced his retirement from professional football. During the episode we talk about Walcott’s shock inclusion as a 17-year-old into England’s 2006 World Cup squad and how much of a psychological effect this had on him and his family. We also chat about his England career as a whole and about the weight of expectation of his career which was magnified from the start, as well as how he handled the fame of being a top-level footballer from a young age. Finally, we delve into his highly successful Arsenal career, who he joined from Southampton, and what his plans are now he’s hung up his boots for good. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Fan Debate season preview is here brought to you by Sky Bet. Gary Neville is joined by Josh Denzel, Jamie Carragher, Tom Skinner, and some of the biggest fan channels across England ahead of what’s billed up to be an incredible 2023/24 Premier League season. From Treble winners Manchester City, their title contenders, and top four hopefuls to relegation battles and everything in between, we talk through the biggest debates from the best league in the world. Can Manchester City become the first English side to win four top flights in a row? Do Liverpool resurge and can Manchester United continue their upward trajectory? Will the Champions League de-rail Arsenal and Newcastle United? How will Chelsea and Tottenham adapt to their new managers? Do Burnley, Sheffield United, or Luton Town adjust to the top tier? We have loads to go through in this blockbuster episode and would love to hear your thoughts and predictions ahead of another incredible campaign. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On The Overlap this week, we have an exclusive interview with England and Manchester United star Marcus Rashford, brought to you by Sky Bet. We caught up with Rashford during a pre-season training camp in Portugal as he gears up for his ninth season as a first-team player and his second under Erik ten Hag. Following his 30-goal haul last campaign – his most prolific yet – Rashford reveals how much his personal psychologist and strength & conditioning coaches have helped him recover from setbacks and injuries since bursting onto the scene in 2016. Marcus talks about the importance of having a close family network and overturning government policy, highlighting an all too real issue when he bumped into a childhood friend who had become homeless. Lastly, he reveals his ambitions for Manchester United, and what it would mean if he could break Wayne Rooney’s goalscoring record and his intention to win the biggest trophies at Old Trafford. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Trigger warning: Sexual abuse, addiction and mental health. In this powerful episode of The Overlap, Gary Neville sits down to have a heartfelt conversation with Dele, as he courageously speaks about his recent circumstances on and off the pitch and the profound challenges he endured throughout his childhood and long-lasting effects of trauma it has caused him. Dele opens up about his recent battle with addiction and his remarkable journey of rehabilitation as well his unwavering aspiration to inspire those facing similar circumstances to speak up. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
This week on The Overlap brought to you by Sky Bet, I'm with Burnley manager Vincent Kompany for an exclusive interview at the Barnfield Training Centre in Lancashire to discuss his incredible football journey and his future in football management. From his upbringing shaped by his parents, to his time at Manchester City, we cover it all. We start with Vincent's early days at Manchester City. Initially he played in midfield under Mark Hughes, but it was under Roberto Mancini and later Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola that he fell in love with defending and became a Premier League winning captain. His leadership and defensive prowess made him one of Europe's best centre-backs. Throughout his career, Vincent faced injuries but used them as stepping stones to become stronger and better. We also talk about his working with Guardiola and how his philosophy influenced his development. We cover the incredible players he played alongside, like Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard, and David Silva who left a lasting impact on him. We touch on the intense battles against Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool during those incredible titles races and the transformations in Manchester City's squad before and after the takeover. Vincent explains why he chose Burnley and the challenges of managing a Championship club aiming for promotion. We also reflect on Burnley's successful period in the Championship gaining 100 points and their progression back into the top flight. Lastly, we delve into Vincent's management style and how he instills his philosophy in his players. We discuss Burnley's aspirations for the new season and their desired finishing position, as well as potential additions to the squad. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode of The Overlap I visited Crystal Palace going behind-the-scenes as we gain exclusive access to the club. We begin with a tour of Crystal Palace's state-of-the-art academy, where I'm joined by the club's charismatic chairman, Steve Parish. In a candid conversation, Steve provides valuable insights into the demanding role of a Premier League team chairman. We delve into the challenges faced by a club operating without a lavish budget and discover how the pursuit of survival each year is paramount to remaining in the fiercely competitive Premier League. As the discussion unfolds, Steve Parish opens up about the difficult decisions he has had to make regarding managerial changes. He shares his honest admission on the departure of Patrick Vieira, giving us a glimpse into the emotional turmoil that accompanies such choices. Next, we step onto the training pitch to meet Crystal Palace's esteemed manager, Roy Hodgson, the oldest manager in Premier League history. Roy reflects on his return to Palace as coach and discusses the bravery displayed by the club's owners in giving him another opportunity. We also uncover Roy's tactical approach and gain valuable insights into his vision for the future of the club. Prepare to be immersed in the world of Crystal Palace, its academy, boardroom, and training ground in this unmissable episode, offering a unique perspective on the inner workings of a Premier League club striving to achieve greatness. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
On this episode of The Overlap, I sit down with legendary football manager Roy Hodgson, where we reflect on his incredible 47-year career in the game. From managing huge names like Ronaldo and Roberto Carlos at Inter Milan, to his short time managing Liverpool and his tenure as the head coach of the England national team, Hodgson has been at the forefront of football for decades. In this interview, Roy shares his experiences managing some of the biggest names in football at Inter Milan, and the challenges he faced in bringing together a team of such talented individuals. He also discusses his time managing Liverpool, one of the most iconic football clubs in the world, and the pressure he felt to live up to the high expectations of the fans. Hodgson also reflects on his time as the head coach of the England national team, where he faced both triumphs and setbacks on the international stage. He shares his insights on what it takes to manage a national team and the unique challenges that come with that role. Finally, Hodgson shares his thoughts on the future of football and what the future holds for him past his second spell at Crystal Palace. So join me as we take a deep dive into the fascinating career of Roy Hodgson, one of the most respected and experienced managers in football. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to the final part of our Fan Debate, with Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher & the fans. Who will be the next manager at Tottenham? The fans debate the candidates from Nagelsmann to Kompany. Then the attention turns to their London rivals Chelsea as the fans discuss if Pochettino will be a good fit. Gary and Jamie breakdown the ownership situation at Manchester United and Liverpool. Then focus turns to the relegation battle. Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, and the fans take a look at the clubs fighting to survive. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We are back with The Overlap Fan Debate part 2! We are getting stuck into the debate with Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, and the fans! “The title decider” between Manchester City & Arsenal ended with Man City taking a major step forward in the title race. Robbie and Pippa (AFTV) & Steven McInerney (Esteemed Kompany) and Buvey (The Club) have their say on how the title race will go for the front runners, as well as takes from the fans of all the other Premier League teams. We’ve got part 3 coming out very soon where we cover club ownership, top 4 and relegation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In this episode of The Overlap, I sit down with Jill Scott, one of England's most accomplished and loved female footballers. Filmed in her very own coffee shop in Manchester Boxx2Boxx, Jill opens up about her journey to becoming a footballer, from her childhood experiences to the challenges she faced along the way. As a trailblazer in women's football, Jill also shares her thoughts on the current state of the sport and the strides that have been made in recent years. Of course, we couldn't talk to Jill without discussing her time playing for the Lionesses and winning the women's Euros. From the highs to the lows, Jill takes us through some of her most memorable moments on the pitch and what it means to represent her country. Jill's career isn't just limited to playing. As she transitions into coaching, she shares her plans for the future and what it's like to be a mentor to the next generation of footballers. Jill also made an appearance on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! She spills the beans on what it was like to take on the challenges of the jungle and how the experience changed her perspective on life. So grab a coffee and join us for this special episode of The Overlap with Jill Scott. Don't forget to like this video subscribe for more exclusive content, if you like. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
I'm thrilled to share this incredible interview with the one and only Ruud van Nistelrooy brought to you by SkyBet. We’re in Holland at the home of PSV Eindhoven, where he now manages the first team. In this exclusive interview, Ruud opens up about his early career and how he first got into football. He also reveals how he nearly didn't sign for Manchester United due to a serious knee injury that threatened to derail his career. Ruud talks about his relationship with his former teammates and shares some great stories about the dressing room at United, giving us a behind-the-scenes look at what it was really like playing with myself, Keane, Beckham, and Scholes, as well as his relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo. We delve into Ruud's international career with Holland, and discuss his time playing for Real Madrid, and what it was like to be part of such an iconic team. Finally, we talk about the future. He shares his aspirations for PSV and his own managerial career, giving us a glimpse into what the future holds. It was great to catch up with Ruud and this an absolute must-watch. So, make sure you hit that subscribe button and don't miss out on this incredible exclusive interview with the one and only Ruud van Nistelrooy. 00:00-8:05 Early Life and Biggest Influences 8:05-12:40 Career Lows 12:40-19:01 Signing for Man Utd and Early Impressions 19:01-26:56 Sir Alex Ferguson and the Man Utd Mentality 26:56-33:52 Man Utd Exit and Cristiano Ronaldo 33:52-36:38 Signing for Real Madrid and Early Impressions 36:38-40:28 International Career and Major Tournaments 40:28-52:30 Coaching and Management Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin joins Gary Neville on the latest episode of The Overlap. Aleksander speaks on his childhood & growing up in Slovenia, before becoming a defence lawyer. They then discuss Liverpool's Champions League final, and Aleksander issues an apology to the club. Finally the UEFA President talks about the European Super League and the following fallout. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Finally on this edition of In Focus, we discuss the potential sale of Manchester United. Gary is joined by Jamie, Shay Given, Carl Anka & Laurie Whitewell from The Athletic and fans from Manchester United & Newcastle United. With potential buyers on the table, the group discusses who could take over at Manchester United, and the ramifications of the purchase. What would state ownership mean for the club? How much would the club sell for? Our Newcastle United fans & Shay Given share their perspective on their club ownerships before Jamie discusses if Liverpool would be sold. If you’ve enjoyed In Focus let us know in the comments and give the videos a like. We’ve got some big videos coming out very soon, make sure to subscribe now. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The second part of In Focus is here, all about the title race. We’re joined by Gary, Jamie, James McNicholas from The Athletic & fans from Arsenal & Manchester City. Our Arsenal fans are as confident as ever, but Gary is still sceptical on Arsenal’s title challenge, doubting their experience. But is this a different Manchester City team to their previous title winning sides? Did Manchester City make a mistake selling Zinchenko & Jesus to Arsenal? And will allowing Joao Cancelo leave the club come back to haunt them? Has Pep Guardiola made a major mistake? Part three shall be out tomorrow, diving into Manchester United’s ownership. Make sure to subscribe and turn notifications on. 00:00-18:45 Can Arsenal really win the Premier League? 18:46-39:48 Will Manchester City kick on & win the league? Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
We’re back with a brand new strand, in focus. With voices from the fans & respected journalists, we dive into the biggest topics in football. Up first is the aftermath from the Carabao Cup Final. Gary is joined by Jamie Carragher, Carl Anka & Laurie Whitwell from the Athletic and fans from Manchester United & Newcastle. We discuss Manchester United’s rise and what this means for the club going forwards. Are Manchester United in the title race? Will Harry Kane join in the summer? And who is the top replacement for David De Gea? Then for Newcastle, what does the loss mean? Did Nick Pope’s suspension cost them in the final? And could the club get a top 4 spot? We’ve got two more in focus videos coming this week, make sure to subscribe now & turn notifications on. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In the third and final part of our Fan Debate, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher & the fans tackle the title race. Can Arsenal keep Man City at bay? Gary has his doubts with City for the first time this season. Then the attention turns to the top four. Can Newcastle make the top 4? Will Manchester United & Spurs be able to claim a Champions League place? And could the likes of Brighton, Fulham & Brentford sneak into Europe? Finally, we discuss the problems at Liverpool & what is happening at the club, before answering quickfire questions. 00:00-20:11 Can Arsenal see off Man City to win the title? 20:12-25:30 Will Newcastle make the top four? Can they win the Carabao Cup? 25:31-39:22 The impact of Ten Hag & the style of football at Man Utd 39:23-46:47 Should Harry Kane stay at Spurs? Will Tottenham make top 4? 46:48-51:47 Will Brighton, Fulham or Brentford sneak into Europe? 51:48-1:00:09 What is going wrong at Liverpool? 1:00:10-1:02:51 Quickfire questions Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
It’s time for part 2 of the debate, where we focus on the relegation battle. Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, and the fans take a look at the clubs fighting to survive. We’ve got Part Three coming out very soon, subscribe now & make sure to turn notifications on. 00:00-4:54 Sean Dyche at Everton 4:55-9:46 Who’s next at Leeds? Can they survive? 9:47-14:14 Nottingham Forest’s survival hopes 14:15-15:48 Bournemouth’s worries 15:49-19:17 Lopetegui’s impact at Wolves Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Overlap is back and we’re in our brand new home, ready for a debate. We’ve got Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, and some of the biggest fan channels across the country. First up we look at Manchester City, and the news surrounding the alleged FFP breaches. We’re joined by Matt Slater & Sam Lee from The Athletic to share insight on the rulings, before diving into Chelsea’s spending spree. We’ve got Part Two & Three coming out very soon, subscribe now & make sure to turn notifications on. 00:00-25:35 Manchester City’s FFP breaches 25:36-36:50 Chelsea’s spending spree Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Part two of the Fan Debate is here! I’m back with Jamie Carragher, Robbie Lyle and the best English fan channels. In this part we chat to the Manchester clubs as well as Wolves, West Ham, Bournemouth, Forest and Leeds. Chapters: 00:00-17:08 Manchester United 17:09-26:41 Manchester City 26:42-30:08 Liverpool and Man U in Europe 30:09-32:48 Unai Emery 32:49-36:52 Wolves 36:53-40:16 Nottingham Forest 40:17-47:24 James Maddison and Jamie’s England squad 47:25-51:32 Leeds 51:33-56:58 Bournemouth 56:59-1:04:05 West Ham Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.