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The latest from the Premier League, EFL, European football and more!
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A busy night in the Championship - as Wigan Athletic thrash Hull City 8 nil - we hear reaction to that match on the pod from both teams managers. We also hear from the top of the table as Brentford manager Thomas Frank comes on the pod to chat about their hopes for promotion to the Premier League. We also hear from Gareth Ainsworth who had a late night on Monday evening as he celebrated his team Wycombe Wanderers promotion to the Championship. In the Premier League - Chelsea's Champions Leagues dreams get one step closer after they beat Norwich 1 nil at Stamford Bridge. And the panel look at the possible records Liverpool could break this season. Steve Crossman is joined by Karen Carney, Stephen Warnock and Andy Reid.
Mark Chapman is joined by Premier League winning striker Chris Sutton and senior football reporter Ian Dennis as Manchester United missed the chance to climb into the Premier League’s top four after a 2-2 draw with Southampton. The team discuss whether Man United can still qualify for the Champions League next season as that result leaves them fifth in the table. This could have huge implications for United as we now know the Champions League places will only go down to fourth, after Manchester City’s two-year ban from European football was overturned by the Court of Arbitration. BBC Sport’s Simon Stone joins the pod to explain why their appeal was successful and where this leaves Financial Fair Play and UEFA. And Wycombe Wanderers have been promoted to the Championship for the first time in the history after beating Oxford United in the League One play-off final.
So Norwich have been relegated, but the battle continues for the remaining clubs still fighting for survival in the Premier League. There was a spectacular win for Bournemouth and also victories for Aston Villa, Watford and West Ham – so Emma Saunders, along with Leon Osman, Stephen Kelly and Ben Haines all discuss a totally bonkers weekend of football on the pitch. Not only that, they focus on the North London derby and just how vital the win was for Spurs and for Jose Mourinho too. The panel also discuss the fact that Liverpool’s English top flight record of 24 consecutive home wins was ended by Burnley – and how Leeds are on the verge of getting promoted out of the Championship after their win against Swansea City. Also Stephen reflects on his memories of Jack Charlton and how he inspired him to play for the Republic of Ireland.
Steve Crossman brings you a special podcast reflecting on the life and career of Jack Charlton, who has died at the age 85. Match of the Day's Gary Lineker pays tribute to the England defender who helped win the World Cup in 1966. He also guided the Republic of Ireland to a World Cup quarter-final, Mark Lawrenson and David O'Leary tells us about the impact he had on Irish football. We also hear what Jack was like as a player, Johnny Giles his former Leeds United team-mate reflects on their 10 years together at Elland Road.
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are joined by former Leicester defender Danny Simpson and former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton. They discuss the Champions League draw, whether Norwich have got it all wrong, Villa’s survival prospects and Sunday’s North London derby between Tottenham and Arsenal.
This episode is all about the big stories from Thursday’s fixtures in the Premier League, and some of the biggest names in the sport make an appearance on the pod too, including Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Eddie Howe. But not only that, Robbie Savage, Steven Reid and Leon Osman pop up with their insights into disallowed goals, VAR, Manchester United's transfer targets and Bournemouth's future. There’s also lots of reaction from United’s dominant win over Aston Villa, as well as a debate as to whether this current Tottenham team is the worst there’s been in a while, after they were held to a goalless draw against Bournemouth - and the guys discuss if Everton’s European football dreams are over after their match against Southampton ended in a one all draw.
Steve Crossman is joined by Guillem Balague, Kristof Terreur and Mina Rzouki to discuss Ralf Rangnick at AC Milan, the upturn at Barca and, ahead of Friday’s draw, the return of the Champions League. Plus, we hear from Paul Clement - the new manager in Bruges.
Kelly Cates, former Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam & commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball react to Liverpool's 3-1 win away to Brighton, which moves them closer to reaching a new Premier League points record. Former Crystal Palace striker and Republic of Ireland international Clinton Morrison also joins Kelly to look back at West Ham's worrying 1-0 loss at home to Burnley, Manchester City's thumping win over Newcastle & Sheffield United's late victory against Wolves. Plus you’ll hear BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan’s interview with EFL Chairman Rick Parry as they discuss Wigan Athletics’ administration & whether anything could have been done to prevent it.
Danny Welbeck scored the winner for Watford with a magnificent overhead kick - as Watford came from behind to beat Norwich 2-1 and move four points clear of the relegation zone. Elsewhere in the Premier League a ten-man Arsenal drew 1-all with Leicester City at the Emirates. Jamie Vardy got a late equaliser, giving Leicester a much needed point to stay in the top 4. Chelsea now take third place in the Premier League table after their win against Crystal Palace. We also hear in the pod from Brighton's Dan Burn - he talks about perception of what he can and can't do as a 6 foot 7 footballer. And we hear the latest on Wigan Athletic from our football reporter Simon Stone - after the EFL released a strong statement. Steve Crossman is joined on the podcast by Karen Carney, Dion Dublin and Michael Brown.
Jose Mourinho is very happy with three points against Everton and the on-field altercation between Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min. We hear from the Spurs manager and Lloris on the stand-out incident from an otherwise unforgettable game. Chris Sutton and Leon Osman also give their thoughts on a weekend of dazzling performances from England's brightest young stars, and we hear from Guillem Balague on Lionel Messi's Barcelona future.
Are Manchester United’s front three of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial the most in-form in the league? Emma Saunders is joined by Derby County's Curtis Davies, Gary O'Neil - formerly of Portsmouth, Boro and West Ham - and Ben Haines from 90min. They also discuss the current crop of home-grown talent in the top flight with nearly half the goals in the Premier League this weekend scored by English players. Plus is it just two from three going down with West Ham drawing with Newcastle whilst Villa, Watford and Bournemouth all lose. Curtis tell us what it’s like as Derby County chase the Championship play offs, and BBC Manchester commentator Mike Minay brings the latest news on Wigan Athletic as they face a 12 point deduction for going into administration, just four weeks after being sold.
Steve Crossman speaks to Manchester City midfielder Rodri about teammate Phil Foden's exciting form since the restart and his side's aims for the remainder of the season. Ex-Aston Villa striker Dion Dublin, Rory Smith of the New York Times, former Republic of Ireland midfielder Andy Reid and Statman Dave join the podcast to look at Foden, and whether Steve Bruce deserves to stay at Newcastle United if the club's takeover is completed.
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are joined by former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor to bring you the Friday Football Social. After Liverpool’s 4-0 defeat to Manchester City this week Darren, Jermaine and Gabriel discuss whether it’s time for the senior players to take a rest and whether the club will recruit anyone over the summer. Gabriel Agbonlahor talks about his former club Aston Villa and whether they have what it takes to avoid relegation. Former Leicester City player Matt Piper joins the pod to talk about the foxes form since the restart and former Wolves winger Matt Jarvis talks about what the future will look like for Wolves. PLUS Will Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood be a top scorer for the club in years to come?
Steve Crossman, John Murray & Dion Dublin review Manchester City’s dominant 4-0 victory at home to Liverpool as England’s Raheem Sterling & Phil Foden steal the show. Plus former Spurs players Michael Brown & Stephen Kelly join Steve to dissect their former club's 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United, as Tottenham's hopes of Champions League football next season take a hammer blow. The guys also discuss Harry Kane’s future at the club and debate whether the grass could be greener for the striker away from North London.
John Bennett is joined by Guillem Balague, Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein hear about Arjen Robben’s sensational return, discuss the latest unravelling at Barcelona and explain what makes Kai Havertz so special. Oh - and there's some singing at the end.
Chelsea's late Hammering

Chelsea's late Hammering

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It was a big night of results in the Premier League, West Ham pick up a late win at Stamford Bridge, giving them a huge boost for their hopes of avoiding relegation. Meanwhile Bournemouth gets another blow to their survival chances as they lose heavily against Newcastle United, we hear from a frustrated Eddie Howe on the pod. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gets a double for Arsenal as they beat Norwich 4 nil - the panel discuss Aubameyang's future at the club. They also chat about Leicester’s disappointing re-start to the season after their 2-1 defeat against Everton. And we look ahead to Manchester City’s game against Premier League winners Liverpool at the Ethiad Stadium, where they will be getting a guard of honour. Steve Crossman is joined by Clinton Morrison, Stephen Warnock and Ben Haines from 90 min. The pod includes interviews with David Moyes, Frank Lampard, Eddie Howe, Mikel Arteta, and Brendan Rodgers.
On this episode of the Football Daily Jeanette Kwakye discusses Manchester United’s dominant win against Brighton with a stellar panel, as she is joined by Rob Green, Karen Carney, Jonathan Pearce and Colin Murray. Fernandes, Pogba and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are all on the agenda with the guys. But not only that the team discuss Leeds' draw against bottom of the Championship table Luton, and why Barnsley had a lot to celebrate on Tuesday night. Also on the pod Jeanette reveals the news that Manchester City have agreed to sell winger Leroy Sane to Bayern Munich in a deal that could earn them £54.8m. And they hear from David Moyes as they chat about whether West Ham could possibly drop out of the Premier League.
Kelly Cates is joined by Premier League winner Chris Sutton, former Burnley winger Michael Kightly and commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball to reflect on Burnley’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League. Sean Dyche joins the pod and is asked whether Burnley being in the race for Europe will affect his future, after he voiced his frustrations on the club’s finances last week. The panel discuss whether they think Dyche should stay and if they can qualify for Europe this season. Meanwhile, former England goalkeeper Joe Hart speaks exclusively to BBC Sport’s Simon Stone in a powerful interview about his future now he’s become a free agent. And Northampton Town have earned promotion to League One after winning the League Two play-off final in an empty Wembley Stadium.
Emma Saunders, former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie, former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jonathan Greening & Ben Haines look back at all the action in the FA Cup this weekend as Manchester City kept their hopes of a treble winning season alive after a 2-0 win at Newcastle United, Arsenal leaving it late against Sheffield United & Ross Barkley coming off the bench to send Chelsea to Wembley in a 1-0 win at Leicester. The guys also look at a dreadful weekend for team in the bottom end of the Premier League as both Aston Villa & Watford suffer defeats at home. You'll hear from managers Pep Guardiola, Steve Bruce, Mikel Arteta & Nigel Pearson reflecting on their respective teams results over the weekend.
Kelly Cates speaks to Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson after his side's Premier League title win. He reveals all about the players' celebrations and what it is like to be managed by Jurgen Klopp. We also hear from Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on what next for his side after losing their grip on the league title. Dion Dublin, Izzy Christiansen and Statman Dave join Kelly to preview Sunday's three FA Cup quarter-finals.
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Comments (82)

Matt Mcneill

Always good fun. Like Sutton, Bruce and sav together

Jun 11th
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Vibe Receptor

Pretty sure Robbie Savage cheats on this all the time..

May 14th
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Janet Crompton

I was just thinking the same thing - thank goodness for the Football Daily. Thank you so much for keeping it going, we need it more than ever 😊

Mar 22nd
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John Fowley

Good show great to have your podcast daily. keep up the great work.

Mar 21st
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Keith Roe

why doesn't R5L simply re-play very old commentaries from the 70s? Entertainment at its best. or even from the 40s!

Mar 15th
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Melina Angelica Moscovitch

Congratulations on an amazing podcast! you finally found the correct mix of host and pundits (knowledgeable, inciteful and entertaining). A true pleasure to listen to. Please keep Steve, Raf, Julien and Christophe!

Feb 20th
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Taedza Bosha

Well done Jenas, really like what said regarding Lukaku and attitude etc.

Feb 2nd
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Linus Moses

Great show, enjoyed the jokes between them and the peek behind the scenes

Feb 1st
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Keith Roe

a bit more effort needs to go into this podcast. don't get me wrong, I love it, but it needs to be at least 15muns lo get with the extra time focusing on the EFL

Jan 16th
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Rob Philpott

Mark Chapman’s on this one, so it’s an automatic no from me.

Jan 14th
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Kain Kenny

f**k Lee Hendry, can you stutter your way through a sentence any more

Jan 13th
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Kain Kenny

Micah thinks Villa should buy Benteke because he knows where the stadium is? 😂 Pity he doesn't know where the back of the net is

Jan 9th
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Kain Kenny

who are these people? horrible episode

Dec 30th
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Steve Coss

These expros add no real insight...

Dec 27th
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abdullox sharipov

Mourinho has finally settled where he is true fit for

Nov 24th
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Rob Philpott

Aaargh! Mark Chapman’s voice is like a cross between Mr. Bean and Kermit the frog. Unbearable.

Nov 21st
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Anthony Moran

Charlie Adam can do one. Keeps butting in when someone has a point

Nov 14th
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Charlie Quechiefo

Number one podcast about. Great job senor's

Nov 9th
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Kain Kenny

Did that guy say Camisero for Real Madrid?😂

Oct 2nd
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Ian Shapton

no analysis of Chelsea's 7-1 win? shame

Sep 26th
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