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Essential Football

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Every Sunday night, get yourself clued up on the weekend’s games with the Sunday Wrap, a round-up of all the weekend’s Premier League matches featuring pundit reaction, player interviews and reporter analysis from up and down the top flight.

Missing your Premier League fix during the week? Across the season we’ll bring you a Wednesday feature podcast on everything from going behind the scenes on Transfer Deadline Day to One2Eleven with players past and present.

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265 Episodes
In this special episode of Essential Football Ben Ransom and Jamie Carragher discuss the concern around football tragedy abuse.They are joined by Joe Blott from the FSA, Charlotte Hennessey, who lost her father at Hillsborough, and Gareth Senior, who was in Istanbul when two Leeds supporters were murdered in 2000.
In an exclusive interview, Cesc Fabregas describes his move into coaching with Italian side, Como after retiring from playing football and says he would like to manage a team in the Premier League one day. The former Arsenal and Chelsea player also runs the rule over his old clubs as the new season gets underway.
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return for a final Essential Football podcast to reflect on England's defeat to Spain in the Women's World Cup final. They discuss where the game was won and lost, whether Wiegman got her tactics right and the wider impact of Spain's win. Plus, the pair pick their moment of the tournament and why it's important to keep supporting women's football heading into the new WSL season.
We're are almost there - Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return to preview the Women's World Cup final as England face Spain on Sunday. The pair discuss whether Lauren James should come straight back into the XI, the brilliance of Sarina Wiegman, plus the issues Spain might pose.
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return as England reach their first ever World Cup final, beating Australia 3-1 in Sydney. The pair discuss the moments that swung the game in England's favour, including Lauren Hemp's brilliance and a fine game from Lucy Bronze. Plus, as Australia embraces the Matildas and women's football, what does the future hold for the team?
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return to preview the upcoming Women's World Cup semi-finals. The pair chat England's match against co-hosts Australia, which could see the return of Sam Kerr. They also discuss why Mary Earps is the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment and where the key battles could be. Plus, Spain take on Sweden, with differing opinions on who could make the final.
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return to reflect on England's 2-1 win against Colombia in the Women's World Cup quarter-finals. The pair discuss how England improved against an impressive Colombia side, including a fine performance from Alessia Russo, and where they could improve ahead of a mouth-watering showdown against Australia on Wednesday.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp joins Peter Smith on the Essential Football Podcast to look ahead to a blockbuster Premier League season ahead – and dissect some of the huge talking points the transfer market has thrown up, with Harry Kane leaving Tottenham for Bayern Munich and Brighton’s Moises Caicedo in a tug of war between Liverpool and Chelsea!Jamie also has his say on whether anyone can stop treble winners Man City from defending their league title, assesses the top-four battle and challenge for the promoted clubs and picks out his player to watch this season – one Fantasy Football fans will definitely want to listen out for!
Ahead of the new Premier League season, Dougie Critchley sits down with the voices behind the action, Bill Leslie, Rob Hawthorne, Daniel Mann, Seb Hutchinson, Pien Meulensteen and newest addition, Peter Drury join the podcast to discuss what they're most excited about this season, how they prepare for games and what makes a good commentator.
Sky Sports football journalists Charlotte Marsh and Laura Hunter take a look at England's upcoming Women's World Cup quarter-final against Colombia. They discuss how Sarina Wiegman may set up her team in the absence of Lauren James, how they might deal with an impressive Colombia and make their score predictions.
In a special podcast on the Saudi Pro League, Sky Sports News chief reporter Kaveh Solhekol talks to Peter Smith about why there has suddenly been big spending from clubs in Saudi Arabia on European-based players, what the league must do to attract elite players, and what the big salaries on offer in the Middle East mean for clubs and players in the Premier League.
In the latest edition of Sky Sports’ Future of Football podcast series, we hear from senior reporter Rob Dorsett, who provides all the details of UEFA’s plans for Champions League expansion and FIFA’s revamp of the Club World Cup.Football journalist Joe Shread discusses where we stand with the future of the European Super League and what form the proposed competition could take - if it ever gets off the ground.And football journalist David Richardson debates the future of the EFL - including whether National League clubs will finally get their wish for an extra promotion place.
Anton Toloui and Ron Walker are back with an England reaction edition of the Essential Podcast from the Women's World Cup. Anton and Ron look back on England's fortunate last-16 win over Nigeria, where the Lionesses needed a penalty shoot-out to keep their tournament hopes alive.Why was it so hard in Brisbane? What went wrong? What happened to Lauren James? And most importantly, what needs to change for the quarter-finals?
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh are back with a bumper edition of the Essential Podcast from the Women's World Cup. Sky Sports News' Fadumo Olow joins to discuss the biggest moments and shocks from group stages. Anton and Charlotte then take a closer look at England's last 16 game against Nigeria, before Sky Sports News' Jess Creighton joins the chat to preview the remaining games in the knockout rounds.
On a Future of Football podcast special, we hear from new Bournemouth manager Andoni Iraola, Gary Neville and others about where tactics are heading in the next decades.Sky Sports football features writers Adam Bate and Nick Wright join Ron Walker to discuss their findings from speaking to coaches and managers across Europe and beyond about the direction of travel of the tactics board and how differently the game will be played in years to come. Former Spain manager Robert Moreno gives his thoughts on how the speed of the game is changing, we hear from ex-RB Salzburg boss Matthias Jaissle on the intelligence of players in the modern game and Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville gives his thoughts on the cyclical nature of football - so maybe 4-4-2 isn't dead forever after all.
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return to reflect on England's 6-1 win against China in their final World Cup group game.Lauren James dazzled again as her two goals and three assists fired England into the last 16.The pair also look at Sarina Wiegman's tactical tweaks and what could await England in Nigeria in Monday's last 16 match.
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh are back to preview England's final Women's World Cup group game against China on Tuesday. The pair discuss how England will cope without Keira Walsh, the joy of watching Lauren James play and what issues China might pose for the Lionesses. Plus, a look at how the Republic of Ireland's first major tournament campaign has inspired others and what the future might hold for manager Vera Pauw.
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return to take a look back at England's 1-0 win against Denmark in their second Women's World Cup game, leaving them on the verge of qualification to the last 16.
In the latest part of our Future of Football series, David Garrido considers how climate change could affect the way stadiums are used by clubs and fans.David is joined by Dale Vince (Forest Green Rovers Owner), Kristen Fulmer (Sustainability Expert) and Benedicte Halvorsen (Bodø/Glimt).
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return with the Essential Football podcast, previewing England's second group game against Denmark. They discuss what changes - if any - Sarina Wiegman could make as they look to break a long run of no goals from open play. Plus, just what threat could Denmark pose for the Lionesses? Sky Sports News reporter Jess Creighton also joins the chat to discuss Republic of Ireland's exit from their first major tournament, and what it could mean for them going forward.
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Dec 2nd

Benedict Ivor Royston Webb

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Dec 2nd
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