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The Football Weekly podcast squad brings you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis – from the Premier League and beyond
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Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Mark Langdon discuss Arsenal snatching parity from the jaws of defeat, Solskjær on the brink, Everton’s latest possible collapse, Serie A and Michelin stars. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss a big save at Carrow Road, Rashford’s woes, Pope v Pickford, Bonny v Clyde, flying corner flags and a Mike Dean milestone. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jon Brodkin discuss Juan Mata’s slow march to a one-on-one, Christian Eriksen’s farewell tour, Harry Kane and England’s Euro inevitability, Love Island and Vera. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Philippe Auclair discuss Liverpool’s continued dominance, Sergio Agüero breaking records, tackles late, hard or a combination of the two, Bielsa and AVB. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, John Brewin and Nick Ames review the Carabao Cup semi-finals, Leeds’s impressive display against Arsenal, the FA Cup’s broadcast deal with gambling companies, the Spanish Supercopa in Saudi Arabia and the latest January transfer gossip. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Paul MacInnes, Jonathan Wilson, John Brewin discuss the fallout from the third round of the FA Cup, Solskjaer playing mean and a shock victory for amateur side JS Saint-Pierroise in the Coupe de France. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Elliot Ross discuss Mikel Arteta’s first win at Arsenal, Nigel Pearson getting the job done, the Moyes bounce, VAR taking and giving, plus a feast of glorious goals. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Kate Mason and Ryan Hunn discuss Arsenal’s surprising/unsurprising capitulation against Chelsea, Liverpool win again, City stumbling again, Rangers changing history at Celtic Park and a nine-goal thriller in the Championship. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Simon Burnton discuss the Boxing Day action in the Premier League and Football League, Alan Pardew’s new gig, transfer rumours and Barry’s life lessons from India. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool becoming champions of the world, more racist abuse, Watford’s vital win, vitriol towards AFTV and rodents tampering with VAR in France.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Jonathan Liew, Faye Carruthers and Nick Ames discuss Liverpool, Ancelotti and Arteta throw some surprises, the tyranny of Big Dunc, disappearing football stands and a familiar voice down the phone. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Mark Langdon and Philippe Auclair discuss City sweeping Arsenal aside, Bournemouth continuing to be Chelsea’s bogey team, Duncan Ferguson’s treatment of Moise Kean and a preview of a very important El Clasico on Wednesday. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Philippe Auclair, Nicky Bandini and Jonathan Wilson discuss Salah’s precise finishing, Chelsea’s transfer targets, the unbearable dominance of the group stages, a Hungarian talent among others waiting to be scooped up by bigger boys and a home without Kinder eggs. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, John Brewin, Flo Lloyd-Hughes and George Elek discuss Solskjær’s derby advantage, Big Dunc’s energy, Son v Ronaldo, Liverpool and Leicester, WSL wondergoals and a one-sided cup final. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Simon Burnton, Philippe Auclair and Kate Mason discuss Sadio Mané, Mourinho’s long ball, Jesus scoring past Pope, Lampard v Terry, Eddie Howe’s choices and another update from Barry’s trip to India. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
In the latest pod, we spoke about this episode of the Guardian’s Today in Focus podcast that looked at the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives. In light of the recent not guilty verdict delivered to David Duckenfield, David Conn speaks to Rachel Humphreys about the pursuit of justice by the families of the bereaved Originally aired: Monday 2 December. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Gregg Bakowski and Tim Stillman discuss a change of manager at Arsenal, Liverpool’s inexorable march and juggling homework with stopping Cristiano Ronaldo. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, John Brewin and Sam Diss discuss the sacrifice of Eric Dier, Lewandowski’s shooting boots, a prodigious Norwegian, Rihanna in Turin and the joy of blasting into an empty net. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Jonathan Liew discuss Mourinho’s humility, a ding-dong at the Etihad, depleting patience at Arsenal, Everton and West Ham, Antonio Conte’s special advice and Fish Or Not A Fish?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and George Elek discuss Pochettino, Mourinho and Spurs, Elis James’s Wales wonderland, Euro 2020 draw confusion and swapping Europa League for Barnsley. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
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David Isaac

what was the good news for Mr Portsmouth? was Barry edited out for being too morose?

Jan 19th
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Anthony Nicholson

when are you coming to Bristol

Jan 16th
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Anthony Nicholson

when are you going to come to Bristol for live shows

Jan 14th
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Kiat Huang

Great show as usual lads. The banter is as good as the insights. Both pants. Just kidding :-) Every weekI look forward to your shows more than MOTD2!

Nov 27th
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Stephen Phone

Ellis is soooo much more charming and funnier than Max. The banterometer goes down to an acceptable level with him too.

Nov 15th
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Max Pryimak

Shakhtar is leading 13 points

Nov 12th
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Kain Kenny

problem with Barca is Griezmann

Nov 7th
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Paul Kennedy

If the fixture congestion is due to cup competitions, then get rid of the league cup. I can't think of any reason for both the FA cup and League Cup to co-exist. Liverpool could put out a reserve squad and give a giant middle finger tonthe league cup.

Nov 1st
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Stephen Phone

Son gets a "shithousery" mention but Kane going down clutching his face after not being touched is ignored. Hmmm...

Oct 29th
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Thinking Monkey

I'm a regular listener from India. Would love to know to Barry's Indian itinerary.

Oct 25th
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Stephen Phone

Sounds like Musa has never left whatever area of Berlin he lives in if he thinks the bars in Prenzlauer Berg close at 10. Ah the snobbery of the new wave of gentrifier...

Oct 25th
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Nick Jones

Same as always, onto the next game, weekend fixtures will erase the racism from the memory. VAR controvery, Man United's form, who's the next manager to be sacked etc etc. Its how it always is, nothing changes.

Oct 16th
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Steve Coss

Don't get John Nicholson back in a hurry please.....

Oct 4th
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Nick

For a second there I thought Paulo...'Nikki' was just doing a funny voice.

Aug 24th
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gazguest93

Barry and Max are the dream team. They need a regular slot on talksport through the week

Aug 20th
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Kain Kenny

Faye looks like Lucy Punch!

Aug 19th
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Kain Kenny

never heard anyone call Seville "Sevilia' 😳

Aug 15th
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Gregory O'Donnell

Barry is one of my favorite parts of the pod and as far as football goes he and I see eye to eye. I am not even a big trump supporter but to take a firm stand as he did with such an uneducated view is ridiculous. in the same pod that he says he isnt from the area so he cant speak about Mike Ashley he speaks about trump and he definitely isnt from this area. trump is the first US president to support gay marriage but you all agree it is a bad time to be a gay person in the US. he has fixed the economy, avoided several wars already, and does more for people of color than any president before. as journalists I would have expected a more fact based argument rather than just " whaaaa he is a bad man". keep up the great work on the football and stay out of politics. thanks.

Jun 27th
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Kain Kenny

erm,erm,erm,erm,erm

Jun 24th
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Nigel johnson

Apart from being a fantastic cup final and the pinnacle of club and cup football from around the world. An early start made you ask questions and gave us all expectations in anticipation of a spectacle to come. It was a shame it didn't carry on like that but once City got their first goal they were imperious and inevitably unstoppable. The beginning of the second half, however. And every half at Wembley before and since is a nation disgrace. That centre crowd, the heart of the audience, a display of our collective interest in our national game, was empty yet again!!!. V.I.P seats, to busy schmoozing to show their faces, what a signal!? some display to show to the rest of the world watching how we feel about our national game. Money has corrupted that position. Status has alienated a more worthy recipient. How can our national stadium be so badly managed? the home and birth place of football, a game that has enthralled generations and anyone with an imagination.

May 22nd
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