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Jimbo reconvenes with Duncan Alexander, Nancy Frostick and Adrian Clarke ahead of FA Cup 4th round weekend. Man City and Arsenal go head to head at the Etihad on Friday night. Will Pep and Mikel throw down the gauntlet or try to throw each other off the scent ahead of their Premier League meetings? All eyes on Wrexham this Sunday as the National League side host Sheffield United. Elsewhere can Accrington upset Leeds and are Brighton the competition’s dark horses? It’s advantage Man United and Newcastle in the Carabao Cup semi-final first legs, which has Duncan explaining the finer details of the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup. Plus Danjuma’s change of mind and Bristol City’s penalty conspiracy. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Everton’s exciting week (02.00) • PART 2a: Accrington v Leeds preview (11.30) • PART 2b: Wrexham v Sheffield Utd preview (16.00)  • PART 3a: Man City v Arsenal preview (24.00)  • PART 3b: Fancying Sheffield Wednesday and Walsall to progress (33.00) • PART 3c: Southampton 0-1 Newcastle (36.00) • PART 4a: Forest 0-3 Man Utd (41.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the FA Cup weekend (46.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo and the distinguished panel of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo take in a dramatic weekend across the continent. Juventus are deducted 15 points following an investigation into their past transfer dealings. With Inter losing on Monday as well, it’s all looking very rosy for Napoli. The Bundesliga is back with the highest scoring matchday of the season, and the return of Sebastian Haller after his cancer diagnosis last year. Antoine Griezmann stars for Atletico but is solo artist Memphis Depay doomed under Simeone? Plus Mbappe scores 5 for PSG in the Coupe De France, Ajax can’t stop drawing and Harry Winks might not be able to save Sampdoria. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.45) • PART 2: Juventus deducted 15 points (08.00) • PART 3: The Bundesliga’s back (17.00)  • PART 4: Juve 3-3 Atalanta & Sampdoria’s struggles (25.00)  • PART 5: Mbappe scores 5 in the Coupe De France (34.00) • PART 6: Griezmann shines for Atletico (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Jon Mackenzie and Jay Harris cast their eyes over an intriguing and potentially pivotal Premier League weekend. Arsenal overcome Man United in dramatic fashion with Nketiah proving a brilliant alternative to Jesus and the inverted Zinchenko proving hugely influential. Man City are back in the goals though with universal acclaim for Erling Haaland and Rico Lewis. Can they chase the Gunners down in the title race? Some drab 0-0s across the matchday, including at Anfield but Mykhailo Mudryk’s exciting cameo for Chelsea shows why they might not need a striker. Plus Mitoma, Gnonto and why Sean Dyche would keep Everton up. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal 3-2 Man United (03.00) • PART 1b: Man City 3-0 Wolves (17.00) • PART 2a: West Ham 2-0 Everton (27.00)  • PART 2b: Bournemouth 1-1 Forest & Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa (35.00)  • PART 3a: Juve’s points deduction (38.00) • PART 3b: Liverpool 0-0 Chelsea (41.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Matt Davies-Adams onto the latest Totally Football Show, ahead of another eye-catching Premier League weekend. Leaders Arsenal host Man United in a throwback to what the fixture used to be. The Gunners are celebrating the absence of the suspended Casemiro. Will De Gea be the key man at the Emirates? Jurgen Klopp takes charge of his 1000th game in management (or does he?) against a Chelsea side who one of our panel thinks are about to take the Premier League by storm. It’s been another turbulent week at Everton with the fans and the board at odds over how things have been reported. The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe explains more. All that plus an FA Cup midweek headlined by Gnonto’s wonder goal and Neil Etheridge’s triple save. Also Trossard is Arsenal-bound, Olise is an enigma and Ward-Prowse is saving us from the aliens. Produced by Jesse Howard and Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Leeds and Liverpool through to the FA Cup 4th round (04.00) • PART 2: Arsenal v Man United preview (13.09) • PART 3: Liverpool v Chelsea preview (28.40)  • PART 4a: West Ham v Everton with Greg O’Keeffe (36.00)  • PART 4b: Southampton v Aston Villa - JWP saves humanity (45 .00) • PART 5a: The John Yems mess and the Haaland conundrum (51.15) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (54.20) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens are back to review all the Euro action. PSG are beaten for the second away game in a row by their bogey team Rennes, allowing Lens to close the gap on the leaders to just 3 points. Napoli are 9 points clear after thrashing Juventus 5-1 as a first Serie A title for Spalletti surely beckons. Plus are Gasperini’s Atalanta back after putting 8 past Salernitana? Xavi secures silverware with the Spanish Super Cup, while Real Sociedad win the Basque derby, with Imanol Alguacil proving to be another great Basque manager. The Bundesliga returns on Friday with Leipzig looking to upset a Neuer-less Bayern. Plus Shakira versus Pique, Sampaoli’s Sevilla could go down and why Lyon players are the goats. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: PSG lose again to Rennes (07.00) • PART 3: Napoli hammer Juve, Atalanta spank Salernitana (19.00)  • PART 4: Shakira, the Super Copa and the Basque Derby (33.00)  • PART 5: The Bundesliga returns on Friday (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey into the pod after a monumental Premier League derby weekend. Arsenal go 8 points clear and become title favourites for the very first time with a comfortable victory at Tottenham. So what exactly is the point of Antonio Conte at Spurs? Man City slip up again due to some refereeing controversy and an incredibly well organised Man United slide under Erik ten Hag. Brighton outclass Liverpool at the Amex with Roberto De Zerbi impressing more and more each week. Why did Liverpool choose to rebuild from front to back? And there are two points separating the bottom 7, with about 5 managers seemingly hanging on for dear life. Plus who is the biggest disappointment of the season? And hear why Forest have definitely signed a young Brazilian Rodri. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Tottenham 0-2 Arsenal (03.00) • PART 1b: Man Utd 2-1 Man City (12.00) • PART 2a: Brighton 3-0 Liverpool (26.00)  • PART 2b: Chelsea beat Palace and sign Mudryk (34.00)  • PART 2c: Newcastle 1-0 Fulham (42.00)  • PART 3: Two points separate the bottom seven (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo’s joined by Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Tom Williams ahead of a mouthwatering Premier League weekend. Man City are knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Southampton, ahead of the Manchester derby against red-hot United. Hear how City have been low-key underwhelming for a while and why that might be. We also look ahead to a pivotal North London derby, Who can counterpunch their way to the local bragging rights? Plus Adam Crafton pops in to tell us about QSI’s interest in Spurs. Elsewhere, the relegation 12 pointer between Everton and Southampton, what would constitute an upset at Brighton Liverpool, and which fixture is a Paul Rudd meme of a match? Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: A Welshman’s Gareth Bale memories (01.00) • PART 2a: Southampton 2-0 Man City (07.00) • PART 2b: Manchester derby preview (15.00)  • PART 3a: Adam Crafton on QSI’s interest in Spurs (26.00)  • PART 3b: North London derby preview (35.00)  • PART 4a: Brighton v Liverpool preview (42.00)  • PART 4b: Burn’s Newcastle take on Fulham (46.00) • PART 4c: Chelsea v Crystal Palace preview (50.00) • PART 5: The rest of the League Cup and Premier League action (55.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo and the Euro crew are back after a weekend of moving and manoeuvring across the continent. Joao Felix is on his way from Atletico Madrid to Chelsea. Have the Blues struck gold or is this the latest error in a case study in how not to help a manager? Barcelona go 3 points clear of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga but are we looking at a two horse race with weak horses? Didier Deschamps is staying as France manager but it’s the disrespecting of Zinedine Zidane by the head of the FFF that’s causing the biggest stir. Plus the Coupe De France brings shocks, sackings and the greatest talent of his generation… James Horncastle sifts through all the apex height stats to round up Serie A as the top two - Napoli and Juventus - prepare to clash on Friday. And we pick out our favourite memories from the career of the recently retired Gareth Bale. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.00) • PART 2a: Joao Felix off to Chelsea (09.00) • PART 2b: Barcelona go 3 points clear (14.00)  • PART 3: Gareth Bale retires (24.00)  • PART 4: Serie A - comebacks and crazy stats (30.00)  • PART 5a: Deschamps stays as France boss (44.00)  • PART 5b: The magic of the Coupe De France (49.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Tim Spiers into the pod after a pulsating FA Cup 3rd round weekend. Chelsea are thrashed by Man City at the Etihad and we have that crazy conversation about Graham Potter’s future at the Bridge. Are the players playing for Potter? Do the fans need to accept some short-term pain for long-term gain? Wolves fall victim to some questionable offside decisions in their draw with Liverpool at Anfield as Lopetegui continues to improve the players. But Emery’s Villa are upset by Stevenage while Wrexham, Boreham Wood and Chesterfield do the National League proud. Elsewhere there’s the non-celebrating Josh Windass, the calm Marco Silva and the happy Marcus Rashford. Plus it’s Carabao Cup quarter-final time with possibly the biggest game of Newcastle’s season. Real Madrid are beaten by Villarreal with The Athletic’s new Real correspondent Guillermo Rai telling us why the champions are so suspect defensively. And the panel pay their tributes to the late, great Gianluca Vialli. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Wrexham and Stevenage cupsets (02.00) • PART 2a: Chesterfield 3-3 West Brom (07.00) • PART 2b: Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Newcastle (11.00)  • PART 3a: Man City 4-0 Chelsea (16.00)  • PART 3b: Liverpool 2-2 Wolves (25.00)  • PART 3c: Other 3rd round highlights (31.00)  • PART 3d: Carabao Cup QF preview (42.00)  • PART 4a: Villarreal 2-1 Real Madrid with Guillermo Rai (47.00)  • PART 4b: Paying tribute to Gianluca Vialli (53.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • LISTEN TO OUR GIANLUCA VIALLI SPECIALS ON GOLAZZO: • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Benji Lanyado reconvene to discuss a hectic midweek Premier League schedule and FA Cup 3rd round weekend. A turbulent week on Merseyside with Liverpool losing at Brentford and losing Virgil Van Dijk for the foreseeable future. How much do they need to make the top 4 during this transitional season? Everton are hammered 4-1 by Brighton as the pressure intensifies on Frank Lampard. And it may already be red hot in the hot-seat at St Mary’s after just 4 league games at Southampton for Nathan Jones. Elsewhere Newcastle channel Simeone’s Atletico at the Emirates. And we look ahead to FA Cup 3rd round weekend which stirs up memories of Kevin Moran and Sam Hammam. Plus Bryan Gil, Evan Ferguson and Annie’s. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Duncan’s January move and the passing of David Gold (01.30) • PART 2a: Crystal Palace 0-4 Spurs (07.00) • PART 2b: Brentford 3-1 Liverpool (12.30)  • PART 3a: Everton 1-4 Brighton (22.00)  • PART 3b: Leeds 2-2 West Ham (29.00)  • PART 3c: Southampton 0-1 Nottingham Forest (33.00)  • PART 3d: Arsenal 0-0 Newcastle (37.00)  • PART 4: FA Cup 3rd round preview (42.30)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
After nearly 2 months apart, the Euro crew of Jimbo, Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back and in full effect. Ligue 1 returns with Lens closing the gap on PSG to 4 points by inflicting a first league defeat of the season on the Parisians. Will Lionel Messi help or hinder PSG when he returns? La Liga is back with unfortunately another racism controversy and with referee Mateu Lahoz adding to his celebrity status. Serie A restarts on Wednesday with Napoli on fire on the pitch and Juventus in trouble off it with their entire board resigning. And Kristof Terreur tells us just how did Scott Parker end up being appointed as the new manager of Club Brugge. Plus Bayern’s goalkeeper hunt, Will Still, and life for Lyon after Aulas. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (03.30) • PART 2a: Lens 3-1 PSG (06.30) • PART 2b: Scott Parker to Brugge, with Kristof Terreur (19.00)  • PART 2c: Transfer chit-chat (25.00)  • PART 3: Serie A returns (31.00)  • PART 4: La Liga - Lewandowski and Lahoz (40.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
For the first pod of 2023, Jimbo is joined by Tim Spiers, Nick Miller and Matt Davies-Adams in the middle of a bumper Premier League schedule. We keep expecting them to falter but Arsenal go 7 points clear at the top of the table. What exactly will be the thing that stops them going all the way? The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe tells us how chasing Man City slipped up against Everton. Up next for City, it’s Chelsea. It’s another disappointing weekend for Graham from Solihull as the Blues are pegged back by Forest. And for Tottenham who are beaten 2-0 at home by Villa. What’s happened to Son and what has happened to Spurs? Plus samurai Palhinha, walking Thiago and the joy Wout Faes brought us. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Farewell Pele and farewell Ronaldo (01.00) • PART 2a: Nottingham Forest 1-1 Chelsea (05.00) • PART 2b: Man City 1-1 Everton with Greg O’Keeffe (13.00)  • PART 3a: Brighton 2-4 Arsenal (24.00)  • PART 3b: Tottenham 0-2 Aston Villa (31.00)  • PART 3c: Wolves 0-1 Man Utd (38.00)  • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend and midweek (40.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
A Feast of Festive Football

A Feast of Festive Football


Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Lynsey Hooper to reflect on a feast of festive football in the Premier League. Arsenal kept their title-challenging form going by beating West Ham in front of a returning Arsène Wenger.  Newcastle United also carried on their ominous pre-World Cup form by swatting aside Leicester City. Yorkshireman Erling Haaland returned to his place of birth. His two goals for Manchester City against Leeds United saw him become the fastest player to reach twenty goals in the Premier League. Plus Chelsea and Manchester United picked up wins as they try and regain some lost ground after stuttering starts. At the bottom, there’s disagreement over the prospects for Nathan Jones at Southampton.  But there’s consensus that Everton are in troubling form; the sort that may not see Frank Lampard’s time in the Goodison dugout last much longer. Produced by Steve Hankey RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal beat West Ham (03.00) • PART 2: Newcastle beat Leicester (12:30) • PART 3: Haaland hauling Leeds over hot coals and footballer’s weight (19:30)  • PART 4a: Wolves with two wins under Lopetegui (25.30)  • PART 4b: Everton are in trouble (30:00)  • PART 4c: Man Utd beat Forest (32:30) • PART 5a: Liverpool lure Cody Gakpo (38:00) • PART 5b:Brentford’s draw with Spurs, but how will they manage without Toney? (41.30)  • PART 5c: How will Nathan Jones do at Southampton? And star spangled Fulham (49.30) • PART 6: Chelsea and a lesser-spotted Denis Zakaria (59:30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Welcome back, Premier League

Welcome back, Premier League


Jimbo is joined by Charlie Eccleshare, Carl Anka and Matt Davies-Adams for a revelatory refresher on the return of the Premier League on Boxing Day. With the World Cup now in the rear view mirror, can Arsenal hang on to top spot domestically without Gabriel Jesus? Can Miguel Almiron maintain his electrifying form? And can the likes of Chelsea and Liverpool force their way into the top 4? At the other end of the table, is there more mutiny around the corner at Everton? Plus we get an update on the state of Jadon Sancho and get to know Nathan Jones and Nottingham Forest’s skateboarding new signing. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: What have you forgotten about the Premier League season? (01.00) • PART 2a: Arsenal v West Ham preview (10.00) • PART 2b: Leeds v Man City preview (15.30)  • PART 2c: Leicester v Newcastle preview (18.30)  • PART 2d: Brentford v Spurs preview (23.30)  • PART 3a: Aston Villa v Liverpool preview (30.30)  • PART 3b: Chelsea v Bournemouth preview (36.30)  • PART 4: Nathan Jones, Jadon Sancho and a look at the bottom of the table (42.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo, Tim Spiers, Adrian Clarke and Daniel Storey react to an amazing day for football, as the game’s best player stars in the game’s best ever match to win the game’s biggest prize. Argentina dethrone France as world champions via penalty shoot-out after an enthralling 3-3 draw, as Lionel Messi cements his legacy on the grandest stage. With added reaction from Julien Laurens and Martin Mazur, we try and get to the bottom of what the hell happened in Doha. The Dir Maria selection, the Deschamps substitutions, the Mbappe hat-trick, the Martinez shenanigans and all the non-stop drama. Plus a word for Sinisa Mihajlovic, Croatia and Morocco, and we montage our way out of Qatar 2022. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Argentina and Messi are world champions (01.00) • PART 1b: A word from Julien Laurens (15.00) • PART 2a: What the hell happened? (18.00)  • PART 2b: A word from Martin Mazur (33.00)  • PART 2c: Croatia finish 3rd (36.00)  • PART 3a: RIP Sinisa (39.00)  • PART 3b: We’re gonna need a montage (41.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
It’s a crossover episode as Totally migrates to the Tifo studio, with Jimbo, Sasha Goryunov, JJ Bull and Jon Mackenzie discussing who will lift the World Cup - France or Argentina? Will Deschamps or Scaloni win the tactical battle? Will Mbappe or Messi steal the show? Or will it be all-rounder Julian Alvarez? And when was the last time we got a great World Cup final? Plus why Antoine Griezmann is worth his weight in gold, why we should tune in to Croatia v Morocco and why you should buy Azzedine Ounahi. Watch on YouTube:  Produced by Charlie Jones. SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo discusses the second semi-final with Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams as France continue their defence of the World Cup. Les Bleus see off Morocco without dazzling but once again getting the job done. We discuss how Antoine Griezmann became the midfield dynamo that Didier Deschamps’ tactical approach depends upon. Their opponents on Sunday will be Argentina. Martin Mazur tells us how everyone is singing, everyone wants stickers and everyone wants to do it for Messi instead of Messi doing it for them. Plus 3rd/4th place play-offs and the unsung XI. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: France 2-0 Morocco (02.00) • PART 2: Argentina prepare for the final with Martin Mazur (11.00) • PART 3: The unsung XI and other final thoughts (31.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo welcomes Raphael Honigstein and Charlie Eccleshare into the pod as Argentina book their ticket to the World Cup final. Croatia are overcome by La Albiceleste in the first semi-final on Tuesday, with Messi continuing to dazzle in Qatar. Does Argentina effectively playing with 10 men and luxury Lionel show the differences between elite club competition and the World Cup?  France or Morocco await for Argentina in the final. Can the holders succeed where Spain and Portugal failed in finding a way to the Africans’ goal? And how will brothers Mbappe and Hakimi fare against each other? Plus we dive into the foreign manager debate and whether Thomas Tuchel would fancy a crack at the England job. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Argentina 3-0 Croatia (03.30) • PART 2: A foreign England manager and Bayern’s injury woes (23.00) • PART 3a: France v Morocco preview with Julien Laurens and Maher Mezahi (31.00)  • PART 3b: Rapha pays tribute to Grant Wahl (41.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo’s got a stacked card of Carl Anka, Adrian Clarke, Dom Fifield, Daniel Storey, Maher Mezahi and Natalie Gedra as the World Cup semi-finals are set in stone. Holders France eliminate England but Gareth Southgate’s side show attacking intent and outplay the world champions so are there reasons to be cheerful? Plus hear why Saka needs more protection and why Griezmann is the player of the tournament. Not up for France - Morocco, a team dripping with tactical discipline, who become the first African side ever to reach the last 4 by beating Portugal. But should Cristiano Ronaldo have been comforting his team-mates rather than shedding his own tears? Finally we check in on where it went wrong for the number 1 ranked team in the world Brazil. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Alex Abnos pays tribute to Grant Wahl (01.00) • PART 2: England 1-2 France (04.00) • PART 3: Morocco 1-0 Portugal (23.00)  • PART 4a: More on Brazil’s elimination (40.00) • PART 4b: Your semi-finals are… (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Jimbo, Tim Spiers and Sasha Goryunov gather their thoughts after an incredible day of quarter-final action in Qatar. Argentina overcome the Netherlands on penalties after a game that features comebacks, late drama, the pass of the tournament and the free-kick of the tournament. Messi and co will face Croatia in the semi-finals after they defeat Brazil in a shootout. Slaven Bilic joins us in the studio to detail what makes his country so effective at team sports. Saturday’s quarter-finals see Morocco look to make history as the first African nation to reach the last 4. And it’s England v France, with the Three Lions looking to unseat the defending champions. Julien Laurens gives us the French perspective. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Argentina beat Netherlands on penalties (03.00) • PART 2: Croatia beat Brazil on penalties, with Slaven Bilic (15.00) • PART 3a: Portugal v Morocco preview with Bruno Sousa and Maher Mezahi (30.00)  • PART 3b: England v France preview with Julien Laurens (36.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: A brilliant opening weekend (01:30) • PART 1b: Spurs 1-0 Man City (07:30) • PART 1c: Norwich 0-3 Liverpool & Chelsea 3-0 Crystal Palace (19:00) • PART 2: Man Utd 5-1 Leeds (24:00) • PART 3: Brentford 2-0 Arsenal & Watford 3-2 Aston Villa (37:30) • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48:30) • PART 5: The odds with Paddy Power (60:00) • PART 6: A tribute to the late Gerd Muller (63:00)

Aug 16th

Trevor Chinembiri

Intro – 0:52 • PART 1: Messi leaves Barca for PSG, with Julien Laurens – 3:05 • PART 2a: Leicester win the Community Shield – 26:23 • PART 2b: Who will win the Premier League title? – 33:18 • PART 3: The return of the EFL – 46:55 • PART 4: The odds with Paddy Power – 50:33 • PART 5: Brazil claim Olympic gold – 52:58

Aug 9th

Trevor Chinembiri

• PART 1: England v Italy preview (02:00s) • PART 2: Looking back at Euro 2020 (32:00s) • PART 3: The odds with Paddy Power (47:00s) • PART 4: Zidane’s headbutt 15 years on (50:00s)

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Mark Benedetti Moss

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May 11th

Steven Postmus

the best line-up as always

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Joshua Ryan Schroer

Good Pod as always! Had West Ham took their Chances Man U would off lost imo. Haller unfortunate with slip after getting around Henderson, which makes you wonder Bowen slipped Twice last game bc boots... Equipment issues? Bowen missed clear chance & Fornals hit inside post & should of Donne better with header. Could of been 4-5 up by half. Fernandes is brilliant, I can believe it took so long for a 'bigger' club to buy him. They should of sold Pogba two summers ago & got him then bc Pogba/Mina are toxic. Looking forward to UCL now some huge matches⚽

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Nov 12th

Keith Thomas

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