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53 Episodes
TWG LIVE - Ryan McGowan

TWG LIVE - Ryan McGowan


Sydney FC defender Ryan McGowan joins Matt and Nick to discuss his return to Australia, what it was like taking on the likes of Arjen Robben and Andres Iniesta at the 2014 World Cup, why Ange Postecoglou is the best coach he's played under, what it's like playing in China and all the hot topics from the Premier League and Australian football. 
Western Sydney Wanderers new signing Dylan McGowan drops in to discuss his new club, what it was like to mark Virgil van Dijk in Scotland and the crazy scenes at Gold Coast United as well as a whole host of other topics. 
Head of A-League Greg O'Rourke joins Matt Connellan and Nick Stoll on The World Game LIVE show to discuss all the challenges the A-League faces. 01:00: Positives.02:30: Choosing stadiums to play in.05:00: What initiatives worked? 09:10: Expansion11:45: Ideal A-League15:00: Appealing to general sports fans v. the football community.18:15: Capitalising on record participation numbers.  21:30: Marquee players. 29:00: Learning from the MLS. 30:45: Update on Western United. 32:30: Active support. 38:10: New Leagues Working Group. 41:35: A second division. 47:00: Promotion-Relegation. 49:45: Salary cap. 52:50: Transfer system. 54:20: Kick-off times. 56:00: Atmosphere at games. 59:45: What qualifies as a marquee player. 1:05:50: Future of Wellington Phoenix. 
Lucy Zelic and Nick Stoll discuss Australia's improved performance against Palestine, what Tony Popovic has done with A-League leaders Perth Glory and David de Gea's performance against Tottenham in The World Game LIVE show recorded on Monday 14 January. 
Lucy Zelic and Nick Stoll discuss Australia's shock 1-0 loss to Jordan in the Asian Cup and the weekend's A-League action in The World Game LIVE show. 
Wellington Phoenix's new coach, Mark Rudan, chats to Nick Stoll about the upcoming A-League season, getting advice from Carlo Ancelotti and Unai Emery, and preparing the players through intense mental challenges. 
Lucy Zelic and Craig Foster discuss Steven Lowy's announcement that he will walk away from Australian football, confirming he will not renominate himself for chairman of Football Federation Australia.
Socceroos and Brighton goalkeeper Mat Ryan speaks to Nick Stoll, Martin Tyler calls in from London and Craig Foster, Lucy Zelic and Stuart Randall discuss the most interesting storylines heading into the new season. 01:57 - Martin Tyler joins to give his thoughts. 04:24 - Martin Tyler: Transfer window has been a shock. 07:20 - How Manchester City looked in the community shield. 08:30 - How good is Phil Foden?10:45 - Is Mourinho unhappy at United? Is he plotting? 24:45 - What Martin is most excited about this season and where the best stadium is to commentate at. 28:49 - Fozz, Lucy and Stu discuss if City can go back to back, and what their best XI is.36:40 - Will Mourinho’s third season syndrome strike again, this time at Manchester United? 47:00 - Liverpool - is it their season? Are they the best challengers to City?50:50 - Tottenham - why aren’t they buying anyone? 56:01 - Arsenal, what will change under Emery? Is Ozil fairly criticsied? 1:06:55 - Sarri taking over at Chelsea and Fozz explains why Kepa could be a better fit than Courtois1:13:16 - Can anyone break into the top six?1:16:10 -  Interview with Brighton and Socceroos goalkeeper Mat Ryan.  
France claims their second title, beating Croatia in the final 4-2. Our on-air team of Jordan Kounelis, Steve Pearce, Clint Bolton and Kate Gill look back at the 2018 World Cup.
While England's 'years of hurt' continue, Croatia writes history by reaching their first ever World Cup final. Steve Pearce and Clint Bolton discuss both semi-finals and look ahead at Sunday, when Croatia will face France. Olga Klepova brings us the emotions straight from Moscow.
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