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The premier football podcast from The Times, with the finest writers reviewing and previewing all the action from the 2019/20 season. Natalie Sawyer, Gregor Robertson and leading football writers from The Times and Sunday Times provide expert analysis of the big issues every Monday and Thursday


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After an action packed top of the table clash, Natalie Sawyer and Gregor Robertson are joined by James Restall for all the fallout from Anfield including Paul Hirst's take on Guardiola's touchline antics.Plus the panel ask if Leicester are Liverpool's closest title contenders? And whether Bramall Lane could be hosting Champions League football next season! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Natalie Sawyer, Gregor Robertson and Tom Roddy preview the big one at Anfield as champions Manchester City take on leaders Liverpool.They're joined by The Sunday Times' Jonathan Northcroft to discuss whether this is now the biggest rivalry in English football, whether Watford's luck has finally run out and a look at the worrying findings from a government report into the demise of Bury.All that plus Molly Hudson joins the show to look ahead to a historic day for England's Lionesses as they take on Germany at a sold out Wembley Stadium. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Natalie Sawyer and Gregor Robertson are joined by the Times very own, Alyson Rudd to look back on an action packed weekend of football.Gregor describes what it's like to go through a horrific leg break as Andre Gomes begins his long road to recovery.Also, we discuss how Liverpool have become so good at leaving it late, and, why the Emirates is so toxic?All this plus, just how good is Alex Neil doing at Preston... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Natalie Sawyer and Gregor Robertson are joined by the Times very own, Molly Hudson to take a look back at an incredible week in the EFL Cup.Paul Hirst joins us to look at a very interesting debut for the teenage Man City star with a famous name.Plus Henry Winter has his say on UEFA's pitiful punishment.All this, plus, how far can Brendan Rodgers' Leicester side go? For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
A tough weekend for both halves of North London with incredible scenes at The Emirates as captain Xhaka goes to war with The Gunners faithful!Natalie Sawyer and Gregor Robertson are joined by Matt Dickinson and Gary Jacob for more on this, Sean Dyche's call for red cards for diving and whether Tottenham's problems really are all Dele Alli's fault.Plus we hear how Gregor got on when he went to visit Sol Campbell at Southend United. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Natalie Sawyer and Gregor Robertson are joined by The Times very own, Henry Winter and James Gheerbrant to look back on a great week of Champions League action for the English sides.They debate where Kane is most at home on the pitch, and whether he's the best at it.Also, Lampard really made his mark as a manager as Chelsea grabbed a good grasp on their group.And, who could be following closely in the footsteps of Chris Wilder? Gregor talks EFL. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Has Jurgen Klopp got a point about VAR? Or is he trying to cover up Liverpool's shortcomings?Natalie Sawyer and Gregor Robertson are joined by James Gheerbrant for more on this, including Matt Dickinson's verdict from Old Trafford and his considered take on VAR in the Premier League.Plus Tom Roddy reports on the racism scandal that shocked the English game this weekend less than a week on from that night in Bulgaria. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Natalie Sawyer and Gregor Robertson are joined by the Times very own, Henry Winter, and Tom Roddy who were both in Sofia to witness the shocking racism aimed at England stars on Monday.They also discussed to of England's young stars lighting up the under 21 stage that, as Callum Hudson-Odoi - another of Chelsea's 'class of 19' - along with Leeds Eddie Nketiah shine.And we take a look at a mouthwatering return to the Premier League as Liverpool head to Old Trafford. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
James Maddison has hit the headlines before his England career has even started, but has he really done anything wrong?Natalie Sawyer and Gregor Robertson are joined by Molly Hudson for more on this, plus Paul Joyce tells us why he's not happy with Gareth Southgate and Gregor assesses whether the gap between Scotland and England has ever been bigger. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Natalie Sawyer and Gregor Townsend are joined by The Times very own Bill Edgar, and Henry Winter as England head on the road to the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.Henry joins the podcast from Prague to give us some inside knowledge from the Three Lions camp.We also discussed those comments from Jamie Carragher, suggesting Trent Alexander-Arnold could one day step in to midfield. Plus, What's next for Sunderland after they part company with Jack Ross. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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Matthew Gotham

Molly Hudson sounds about 15 years old.

Aug 16th
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Steve Wells

they are less accurate in their predictions than Robbie savaged mum or my dead cat

Mar 11th
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Matthew Gotham

Please please PLEASE stop inviting the pompous Matthew Syed on to this podcast

Mar 5th
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Matthew Gotham

Please don't bring Matthew Syed on again.

Oct 27th
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Tim Halliday

Totally disagree. Great podcast, digestible, concise and balanced... Compared to many of the plethora world cup podcasts this is definitely wearing a waistcoat.

Jul 9th
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Steve Wells

marcotti and Rudd talk football like the Duke and duchess of Cornwall. utter Michael ballack. Laurens is sharp

Apr 13th
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