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124 Episodes
Roy Keane, Vinnie Jones, Duncan Ferguson - who was the toughest to play against? Alan Shearer and Micah Richards join Gary Lineker to discuss football's great hard men: horror challenges, death stares, and out-and-out brawls. [This episode was originally released on 29/03/2021. Find the full Match of the Day: Top 10 boxsets, from series 1-11 via]
So where is the worst place to go as a professional footballer? Upton Park or The Den? Old Trafford or Anfield? Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards share stories and argue the case for some of toughest places to visit in English football.[This episode was originally released on 22/03/2021. Find the full Match of the Day: Top 10 boxsets, from series 1-11 via]
Maz Farookhi is joined by football correspondent John Murray, former England internationals Steph Houghton and Conor Coady, and BBC Sport’s Nizaar Kinsella to reflect on Gareth Southgate’s eight years as England manager. The team also hear Alan Shearer’s thoughts on Southgate’s time in charge, and look ahead to who might be in the running to replace him.Timecodes: 00’56 – John Murray & Steph Houghton react to the news 07’22 – Conor Coady on his experience under Southgate, and the progression of England 15’52 – Alan Shearer’s reaction to Southgate’s resignation 23’03 – Nizaar Kinsella speaks about potential replacements 28’56 – John reminisces on the best moments of Southgate’s reign
On the day Gareth Southgate resigns as England manager, Aaron Paul is joined by our senior football reporter Ian Dennis, football journalist Henry Winter and the former England under-21 international Nigel Reo-Coker to discuss what next for England and who is in the running to succeed Southgate.Topics: 00:54 - England's interim succession plan 01:44 - What type of manager are England looking for? 04:29 - Mauricio Pochettino 05:57 - "The biggest decision since 1966" 07:40 - Eddie Howe 09:27 - Steve Cooper 14:51 - How important is style of play? 18:41 - Expectations of the new manager 20:45 - Big personality or master tactician? 22:26 - Predictions for the next England manager
Following England’s defeat to Spain in the final of EURO 2024, Steve Crossman, Nedum Onuoha, Leon Osman and The Athletic’s Adam Crafton reflect on what went wrong.They share their initial thoughts on England’s performance at the tournament and discuss the future of manager Gareth Southgate. Sports psychologist Michael Caulfield drops in to talk about how Gareth Southgate’s England side can respond to the disappointment, plus hear the England manager with correspondent John Murray.Plus, hear from Harry Kane as the panel discuss the captain’s impact on the side.Time Codes:02.00 – Initial Thoughts 13.30 – Gareth Southgate 21.00 – Sports psychologist Michael Caulfield 35.44 – Harry Kane
Instant reaction from the full-time whistle in Berlin as Spain beat England & win Euro 2024.It's another Euros and another disappointing ending for the Three Lions.Former England internationals Matt Upson, Izzy Christiansen, and Chris Sutton join Mark, Ian Dennis, Guillem Balague and John Murray to reflect on Spain’s 2-1 victory over Gareth Southgate’s England. Also hear from the England manager, Harry Kane and Ollie Watkins.Timecodes: 00:45 On-the-whistle reaction 06:10 What went wrong for England? 20:25 Spain trophy lift 22:45 Harry Kane post-match 26:25 Comparing England with Spain 34:40 Gareth Southgate post-match 39:40 Final thoughts 41:35 Ollie Watkins post-match
The 5 Live Sport team look ahead to the UEFA Euro 2024 final... Spain vs England. Hear from Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Dani Olmo, correspondent John Murray and senior reporter Ian Dennis. And catch Mark Chapman in conversation with Rob Green, Chris Sutton and The New York Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith.05:45 Southgate INTERVIEW 10:40 Kane INTERVIEW 16:50 Rob Green goes into hiding 20:10 Chris & Rob make their predictions 22:30 Where will it be won and lost? 27:05 Do England stay in their 3-4-3? 28:25 Carvajal set to return? 29:55 Can England plan for Rodri? 33:35 Morata failing to hit the heights 34:40 Dani Olmo on Lamine Yamal
Steve Crossman hears from Ollie Watkins & Kyle Walker ahead of Spain vs England in the final of UEFA Euro 2024. He’s joined by senior reporter Ian Dennis. Also hear what it’s like to commentate on a major football final, with 5 Live correspondent John Murray and TV commentator Guy Mowbray.01:25 Denno preparing for the final 03:20 ‘Frightening’ Yamal 05:00 Kyle Walker INTERVIEW 14:40 England’s happy memories of Berlin 15:45 England team doing it for Southgate 17:20 Ollie Watkins speaks to the media 19:40 Special moments under Southgate 21:00 Watkins vs Crossman at darts 24:05 What’s it like to commentate on England?
Steve Crossman has day-after reflections of England’s semi-final win at UEFA Euro 2024. He’s joined by Theo Walcott, Matt Upson and Chris Sutton. Also hear from Gareth Southgate, Kobbie Mainoo and the match-winner Ollie Watkins.01:45 Reflections on an emotional night 05:55 Gareth Southgate’s big celebration 07:55 Southgate: “We’ve got a good bench” 12:50 Substitutes make their mark 20:50 Ollie Watkins: “I’m the happiest man ever” 29:05 Kobbie Mainoo: “Time to put ourselves into history”
Mark Chapman presents reaction to England’s semi-final at EURO 2024.A last-minute winner from substitute Ollie Watkins sends England through after beating The Netherlands 2-1, setting up a clash with Spain in the final.Former England internationals Alan Shearer, Izzy Christiansen, and Matt Upson join Mark and John Murray to reflect on an incredible night for Gareth Southgate’s side.Hear from Kobbie Mainoo, Jude Bellingham, Harry Kane and Gareth Southgate.Timecodes: 01:00 On-the-whistle reaction 04:15 Ollie Watkins’ winner 08:50 Overall performance 13:50 Dutch heartbreak 16:00 Confidence in the squad 22:00 Kobbie Mainoo post-match 23:50 Mainoo’s performance 25:45 Jude Bellingham post-match 30:30 Harry Kane post-match 34:20 Gareth Southgate post-match
Mark Chapman presents reaction to the first semi-final at EURO 2024.Spain are through to the final after beating France 2-1. Euro Leagues regulars Julien Laurens and Guillem Balague join Ian Dennis, Chris Sutton and Mark to dissect an incredible night for Luis de la Fuente's side.England play their semi-final against the Netherlands on Wednesday night; John Murray speaks to Harry Kane and Gareth Southgate ahead of the tie. Chief Football Correspondent at The Telegraph Jason Burt and Dutch football journalist Marcel van der Kraan also join John to preview England’s fourth meeting with the Dutch at a major tournament.Timecodes: 01:10 On-the-whistle reaction 05:20 Disappointment with France 07:00 Mbappé’s performance 09:10 Didier Deschamps’ decisions 11:40 Lamine Yamal 13:00 Spain’s brilliance 18:45 Transformation under de la Fuente 21:25 England vs the Netherlands 26:25 Gareth Southgate pre-Netherlands 29:20 English entitlement? 31:00 Harry Kane pre-Netherlands
Steve Crossman presents the latest from the England camp ahead of the semi-finals at EURO 2024.Hear from Phil Foden after the Three Lions’ penalty shootout victory over Switzerland in the last round, and get his thoughts on the upcoming semi-final against the Netherlands.Euro Leagues regulars Julien Laurens and Guillem Balague preview the other semi-final between France and Spain, with reference to key battles, France’s football so far, and Spain’s approach to the tournament.Julien also participated in the BBC vs ITV football match – hear how he got on, and former England international Izzy Christiansen gives her story of the game.Timecodes: 01:30 Phil Foden post-Switzerland 02:55 Foden on penalty victory 05:15 Foden on being a No.10 06:50 Foden on the semi-final 10:40 Spain vs France preview 16:00 Kylian Mbappé’s performances 18:30 Spain’s strengths 22:55 Key battles 26:15 BBC vs ITV football match
Steve Crossman has day-after reflections of England’s penalty shootout win at UEFA Euro 2024. He’s joined by Leon Osman, Conor Coady and Izzy Christiansen. Also hear from Bukayo Saka, Gareth Southgate, Jude Bellingham and Jordan Pickford.02:40 Izzy on getting soaked in beer 03:20 England’s penalty prowess 07:30 Saka puts his 2020 miss behind him 15:30 Southgate defends playing style 25:50 Bellingham reminds us how young he is 28:55 Trent Alexander-Arnold delivers 31:05 Jordan Pickford giving Emi Martínez
Mark Chapman has reaction to England’s penalty shootout win against Switzerland in the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-finals. He’s joined by Izzy Christiansen, Theo Walcott and Matt Upson. Hear from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gareth Southgate, Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka and Harry Kane.00:25 Celebrations after the winning penalty 13:20 Trent Alexander-Arnold: “My belly doesn’t drop” 14:45 Jordan Pickford’s water bottle 20:05 Gareth Southgate: “I gave Saka an extra-big hug” 30:45 Jude Bellingham: “It’s a first for me” 34:00 Bukayo Saka: “I’m proud of myself” 35:15 Harry Kane: “I was weirdly calm on the bench”
Kelly Cates presents reaction from the first round of quarter-finals at EURO 2024.Chris Sutton, Alistair Bruce-Ball and French football journalist Sara Menai join Kelly to dissect France’s progression into the final four, after their penalty shootout victory over Portugal. France will play Spain in the semi-finals; Euro Leagues regular Guillem Balague, and German football expert Christian Falk, discuss the host’s exit, as Germany crash out of the tournament, succumbing – in dramatic circumstances – to the Spanish in extra time.England play Switzerland on Saturday in their quarter-final – John Murray and former England international Izzy Christiansen have the latest from the England camp ahead of their clash. Also hear from Jordan Pickford and Gareth Southgate on the mood around camp before the game.Timecodes: 01:00 France vs Portugal reaction 01:35 Quality of the game 06:00 French relief 07:45 Spain vs Germany reaction 11:00 Hosts crash out 13:10 Can Spain go all the way? 18:25 Mood around England 20:25 Gareth Southgate pre-Switzerland 25:05 Matching the Swiss back three 28:40 Jordan Pickford pre-Switzerland 32:15 England vs Switzerland preview
Steve Crossman has the latest from the England camp ahead of the quarter-finals at Euro 2024.Hear from John Stones on the possibility of the Three Lions lining up in a back three against Switzerland on Saturday, and get Tom Heaton’s thoughts on what makes Jordan Pickford a special goalkeeper.Steve is joined by chief football writer at The Mirror, John Cross, to discuss the last-gasp win over Slovakia in the last round, and how England could line up with potential formation changes in mind.Also hear from 5 Live’s Alistair Bruce-Ball, Ian Dennis and John Murray on their recent exploits in Germany in the latest instalment of ‘Life on the Road’ insight.Timecodes: 01:25 John Stones pre-Switzerland 05:00 Back three vs Switzerland? 06:55 Trent Alexander-Arnold 09:30 Tom Heaton on Jordan Pickford 12:50 Heaton on his role in camp 16:20 Where does Pickford rank in English history? 20:15 5 Live commentary diary
Steve Crossman is joined by James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein and Julien Laurens to preview the quarter-finals at EURO 2024.Hear reaction to Turkey’s thrilling 2-1 win over Austria in the round of 16, and their impending clash with the Netherlands up next, as well as whether Arda Güler is in contention to win young player of the tournament.Spain vs Italy promises to be the game of the tournament so far, and the panel look at key players, including Lamine Yamal, Jamal Musiala, and Nico Williams.England continue to disappoint, despite making it through to the final eight. Hear from Cole Palmer ahead of the Three Lions’ test against the Swiss, and get the panel’s thoughts on their chances against an impressive Switzerland side who are fresh from knocking out defending champions Italy in the last round.Portugal vs France, or Cristiano Ronaldo vs Kylian Mbappé, is also discussed.Also listen out for Steve’s experience of playing against the FA Staff in a one-off 11v11 at the England camp!Timecodes: 02:05 Camp vibes at England, France & Germany 07:05 Turkey’s threat 09:20 Young player of the tournament 14:55 The FA Staff vs Media football match 21:30 The Netherlands 25:00 England vs Switzerland 27:30 Have England been embarrassing? 38:15 Cristiano Ronaldo 41:30 France vs Portugal
Kelly Cates has reaction as the UEFA Euro 2024 quarter-finals are set. Turkey beat Austria and Netherlands beat Romania to lock in the final last-eight tie. Kelly’s joined by Chris Sutton, Matt Upson and senior reporter Ian Dennis. Also catch Kelly’s chat with DJ Pat Nevin about local culture and the German music scene.00:20 Netherlands vs Turkey 03:15 England vs Switzerland 10:00 Spain vs Germany 13:05 Portugal vs France 16:40 Pat Nevin talks German music scene
Mark Chapman has reaction as Portugal beat Slovenia on penalties at UEFA Euro 2024. He’s joined by Pat Nevin and commentator Ali Bruce-Ball. Catch Izzy Christiansen’s thoughts as France edge past Belgium. And hear from Jordan Pickford and some of the written press inside the England camp.00:25 Redemption for Ronaldo 04:00 Diogo Costa penalty heroics 05:00 Feeling sorry for Šeško 07:00 Portugal to play France 09:20 France find a way as Belgium bow out 20:00 Steve Crossman in the England camp 24:15 Jordan Pickford: “We were in the trenches”
Mark Chapman presents reaction to England going through to the quarter-finals of Euro 2024. Former England internationals Izzy Christiansen, Joe Hart and Matt Upson join Mark and John Murray to discuss the last-minute drama that saw the Three Lions progress, beating Slovakia 2-1. The result means England will play Switzerland in the quarter-final.A spectacular 95th minute equaliser from Jude Bellingham gave England hope, and Harry Kane’s header a minute into extra time sealed an incredible turnaround for Gareth Southgate's side – hear from both goalscorers, and the manager, as well as substitute Ivan Toney.Timecodes: 00:15 On-the-whistle reaction 09:15 Defensive worries 15:55 Jude Bellingham on his goal 17:30 Ivan Toney post-Slovakia 20:55 Harry Kane post-Slovakia 24:30 Looking ahead to Switzerland 27:25 Gareth Southgate post-Slovakia 31:15 Southgate’s decision-making
Comments (189)


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Jun 5th


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Apr 21st

Adrian Lord

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Apr 20th

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the w*** fest over klipperty made a bit of sick come up

Mar 7th


Rashford has always been poor to average don't understand the love in.

Jan 13th


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Dec 28th

J Jones

great tribute to a great man but come on BBC, could have edited the news bulletin out of it!

Dec 19th

Adrian Lord

what have you done to the Saturday football daily? its gone from national to Premier league. it is now awful. please return to the old format of going around the grounds with the commentators telling you about the games. it's really poor.

Oct 22nd

Adrian Lord

this has been the worst Saturday football show. no music, no headlines, a real disappointment. I really enjoy this podcast but this was more like the Sunday show. a truly awful episode.

Oct 8th

Erik Vrana

Tash Dowie's one eyed analysis is ridiculous. Curtis Jones red card was 100% correct, over the ball, possible leg breaker. if the ref's botched the offside sure, that is unfortunate. Mistakes happen

Oct 1st

Adrian Lord

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Sep 12th

Ryan Cator

Fletch having a mare on this one.

May 27th

Shaun Campbell

Boro taking part?

May 14th


did I miss the mentions of Boro in the playoffs?

May 13th

Charlie Quechiefo

the last episode of Euroleague can't be downloaded, please. It's 9 hours now, the wait is killing. thank you 😊

Apr 7th