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Your daily dose of football reaction, debate & analysis from the Premier League, EFL, WSL and beyond, plus interviews with the biggest names in the game.
Darren Fletcher has reaction to England’s 2-0 win over Ukraine at Wembley in Euro 2024 qualifying. He’s joined by Dion Dublin, Stephen Warnock, correspondent John Murray and senior reporter Ian Dennis. Also hear from Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane and James Maddison. INTERVIEWS: 5:30 – Southgate, 10:30 – Kane, 29:00 – Maddison.
Aaron Paul is joined by Nigel Reo-Coker and Stephen Kelly for reaction to Scotland’s Euros win. Gareth Southgate & Jordan Pickford give their thoughts ahead of England’s match against Ukraine at Wembley, Arsenal win the North London Derby in the WSL and all the latest from the EFL.
Darren Fletcher is joined by Nedum Onuoha, Rachel Corsie and Nigel Reo-Coker to reflect on England's Euro 2024 qualifying victory in Italy, asking where Harry Kane ranks among England's greatest strikers, and whether Kane and head coach Gareth Southgate can lead England to a tournament victory next summer. We also hear from Steve Clarke and Aaron Ramsey ahead of Scotland and Wales beginning their qualifying campaigns this weekend. And there's news from Germany as Bayern Munich replace head coach Julien Nagelsmann with former Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel. 01:30 - England's greatest strikers; 14:30 - Southgate and Kane; 24:30 - Cristiano Ronaldo 31:00 - Preview of Scotland v Cyprus and Croatia v Wales; 42:00 - Tuchel replaces Nagelsmann at Bayern Munich.
Emma Saunders is joined by Rob Green and Paul Robinson to discuss a record-breaking night for Harry Kane which saw England beat Italy for the first time in a competitive game in over 25 years. They discuss England's performance from the night, while correspondent John Murray chats to manager Gareth Southgate and goal scorer Declan Rice. Also, they reflect on an Italy side currently undergoing a rebuild, while looking at some of England's key performers on the night.
Gigi Salmon presents Euro Leagues – hear from Gareth Southgate ahead of Italy vs England. European football journalists Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and James Horncastle are on the panel. Spanish fitness coach Jordi Escura joins the pod with an update on football in war-torn Ukraine. Also on the agenda are Mbappé being named France captain and Mesut Özil’s retirement. TOPICS: 3:00 - Italy, 14:30 – England, 26:20 – Ukraine, 31:30 – France, 38:30 – Netherlands. 39:45 – Mesut Özil, 41:45 – Germany.
Aaron Paul rounds up the week’s big stories from across the EFL. He’s joined by Derby County captain Curtis Davies and former Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley. Ex-Sheffield United striker Carl Asaba drops in to talk about his old club reaching another FA Cup semi-final. Stewart Downing talks Middlesbrough and their push for promotion. The panel reflect on the controversial Rotherham-Cardiff abandonment, Wigan’s woes and Derby County’s slump in form. Plus Charlie Austin swings by after scoring four goals for Swindon, and Ollie Bayliss looks ahead to Non-League Day. TOPICS: 3:20 – Sheffield United, 18:00 – Middlesbrough, 26:30 – Rotherham-Cardiff, 29:30 – Wigan, 35:15 – Derby, 39:20 – Charlie Austin, 45:20 – Non-League Day.
Kelly Cates is joined by Aston Villa midfielder Lucy Staniforth, former Manchester City goalkeeper Karen Bardsley and reporter Maz Farookhi to take a look at some of the biggest stories in women’s football. They react to the FA Cup draw, including Lucy’s thoughts on Aston Villa’s opponents. Brighton left-back Poppy Pattinson drops in too, following her goal to help fire Brighton into the semi-finals. As the WSL heads towards it’s conclusion, they discuss one of the most exciting ever title races, with four teams still in the running. They also discuss some of the larger international stories, including FIFA’s for Saudi Arabia not to sponsor the tournament, and the potential appointment of Hervé Renard to France.
Mark Chapman, Micah Richards, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith talk to one of the brightest young coaches in Europe, Stade de Reims manager, Will Still. They look at how he got on the coaching ladder, his coaching methods, coaching at the Parc Des Princes, his future plans and whether he likes the attention he is getting.
Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club. He’s joined by ex-Premier League winners Chris Sutton and Micah Richards, as well as New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith. They pick apart Conte’s rant and look at what punishment Aleksandar Mitrović should receive. TOPICS: 1:50 – Conte, 17:00 – Tottenham fan, 33:35 – Mitrović.
Ben Haines presents reaction to Sunday’s games as Fulham flop at Old Trafford in the FA Cup and Arsenal go further clear at the top of the Premier League. He’s joined by former West Ham midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker, Liverpool striker Tash Dowie and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards. Also hear from Marco Silva, Erik ten Hag, Sheffield United’s Tommy Doyle, Mikel Arteta and Crystal Palace caretaker manager Paddy McCarthy. TOPICS: 3:10 – Fulham, 16:00 – Man Utd, 22:25 – Sheff Utd-Blackburn, 27:05 – Brighton-Grimsby, 32:00 – Arsenal, 38:10 – Crystal Palace.
Ben Haines presents reaction to Saturday’s games as Antonio Conte pulls no punches. Also on the panel are former Tottenham, Leeds and Burnley goalkeeper Paul Robinson and Aston Villa defender Rachel Corsie. Hear Conte’s rant as well as more measured interviews with Southampton’s Theo Walcott, Leeds boss Javi Gracia, Wolves manager Julen Lopetegui and Everton’s Sean Dyche. TOPICS: 2:00 – Tottenham, 11:35 – Southampton, 22:00 – Wolves-Leeds, 32:25 – Chelsea-Everton, 35:50 – Brentford-Leicester, 37:00 – Aston Villa-Bournemouth, 38:25 – Man City-Burnley.
Darren Fletcher is joined by former Crystal Palace strikers Clinton Morrison and Glenn Murray to assess what comes next for Crystal Palace after the sacking of Patrick Vieira. They also look at whether Vieira’s predecessor Roy Hodgson could return to the club, less than two years after stepping down. Former England and Tottenham goalkeeper Paul Robinson joins the team to look at Manchester City and Chelsea’s respective Champions League quarter final draws. And ahead of FA Cup quarter final weekend, Sheffield United’s Jack O’Connell looks at his team’s chances against fellow Championship side Blackburn. TIMECODES 01:00 – Patrick Vieira sacked by Crystal Palace; 21:40 – Manchester City’s Champions League v Bayern Munich; 27:30 - Vincent Kompany’s FA Cup return to Man City with Burnley; 30:00 – Real Madrid v Chelsea in the Champions League; 38:00 – Jack O’Connell on Sheffield United v Blackburn
Kelly Somers presents the Football Daily’s weekly dive into the EFL. She’s joined by West Brom winger Jed Wallace and Northampton goalkeeper Tom King. Hear from Blackburn’s Sam Szmodics ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final at Sheffield United. Barnsley boss Michael Duff drops in to talk about their League One promotion push. And catch up with Cardiff’s Sabri Lamouchi and Blackpool’s Mick McCarthy as the panel look at the Championship relegation picture. TOPICS: 3:50 – Newport pitch markings, 8:15 – FA Cup Blackburn, 16:00 – Grimsby, 18:30 – Burnley, 23:30 – Cardiff/Lamouchi, 29:10 – Blackpool/McCarthy, 32:10 – QPR, 35:15 – Barnsley/Duff.
Aaron Paul is joined by Vicki Sparks and Mark Schwarzer to respond to Arsenal's shock exit from the Europa League after being knocked out by Sporting Lisbon after penalties. Alistair Bruce-Ball and Rob Green react after Marcus Rashford's goal helped Manchester United to beat Real Betis 1-0 in Spain to progress to the Europa League quarter-finals and Sohail Sahi reflects on a convincing victory for West Ham in the Europa Conference League. Plus, hear from England manager Gareth Southgate after his squad announcement for the Euro 2024 qualifiers.
Gigi Salmon is joined by Kristof Terreur, Mina Rzouki and Julien Laurens to look back on the last 16 of the Champions League. They look at Luciano Spalletti’s transformation of Napoli and how he’s turned the Gli Azzurri into one of the favourites for the tournament. The panel also examine Erling Haaland’s on-the-pitch relationship with Kevin De Bruyne and ask how Real Madrid can be stopped from winning yet another Champions League. And ahead of the quarter-finals, the team look at who are the sides to avoid in Friday’s draw. TIMECODES 08:50 - Erling Haaland; 23:00 – Luciano Spalletti and Napoli step up; 30:00 – Both Milan clubs make it through; 38:30 – Real Madrid 45:00 – Quarter final preview
Mark Chapman has reaction to Liverpool’s Champions League exit and Premier League wins for Brighton and Brentford. He’s joined by Premier League winner Chris Sutton, ex-Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam and correspondent John Murray. Hear from Jürgen Klopp, Roberto De Zerbi, Patrick Vieira, Ben Mee and also Mikel Arteta as the panel preview Thursday’s Europa League last-16 second legs for Arsenal and Manchester United. TOPICS: 0:40 – Real Madrid-Liverpool, 7:40 – Klopp, 8:45 – quarter-finalists, 10:55 – Brighton, 15:55 – Crystal Palace, 17:20 – Brentford, 20:40 – Southampton, 22:20 – Europa League preview.
Kelly Cates presents reaction to Man City 7-0 (8-1) RB Leipzig. She’s joined by ex-Man City goalkeeper Karen Bardsley, Premier League winner Dion Dublin and senior reporter Ian Dennis. Also hear from Pep Guardiola, get Porto-Inter reaction with John Bennett, hear from Fabinho and catch a Liverpool-Real Madrid preview with Josh Sexton from The Anfield Wrap, and Aaron Paul has the Championship round-up. TOPICS: 0:50 – Man City-Leipzig, 12:15 – Guardiola, 14:40 – Porto-Inter, 18:00 – Real Madrid-Liverpool, 24:10 – Championship.
Mark Chapman presents the Monday Night Club. He’s joined by ex-Premier League players Chris Sutton and Sébastien Bassong, as well as New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith. Bournemouth defender Adam Smith drops in after their win against Liverpool, and Palace fan Chris Waters has his say on the relegation picture. TOPICS: 2:40 – relegation, 9:05 – Bournemouth/Adam Smith, 25:10 – Everton, 27:00 – Leicester, 36:25 – Crystal Palace, 45:35 – Wolves, 45:45 – Southampton.
Aaron Paul is joined by former Liverpool midfielder Stewart Downing, former Tottenham full-back Stephen Kelly and former Swansea defender Neil Taylor to discuss Arsenal's 3-0 win over Fulham to restore their five-point lead at the top of the table. They talk about Casemiro's second red card of the season and after their defeat to Bournemouth, they ask what happened to Liverpool. Plus, the relegation battle is wide open with arguably eight teams in the mix and the panel discuss who they think will go down. 2’01 – Arsenal’s win over Fulham 15’38 - Casemiro sending off 26’35 – What happened with Liverpool? 37’54 - Latest in the relegation battle
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