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The twists, turns and major talking points of the football season analysed by Sky Sports’ expert pundits and reporters, including Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, and Jamie Redknapp.
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After a 23-year wait, Scotland’s first match back at a major international tournament ended in defeat, with Steve Clarke’s side going down 2-0 to Czech Republic at Hampden Park. We get reaction to the result and performance from former Scotland international James McFadden and Famous Tartan Army Magazine editor Iain Emerson, who joined Sky Sports News reporter Charles Paterson after the game for the latest Sky Sports Football Euros Podcast. There’s debate and discussion about the chances which came and went for Scotland, the mistakes at the back, the impact of “world class” Kieran Tierney’s injury – and whether Scotland can bounce back in the mouth-watering match-up with England at Wembley on Friday. And finally… was Patrik Schick’s halfway-line strike better than Zinedine Zidane’s volley at the same stadium? Or McFadden’s goal in Paris?!
Gareth Southgate knows his England side best... who would have thought it?! Kate Burlaga is joined by Pete Smith, Jess Creighton and Gerard Brand to discuss England's victory over Croatia in their Euro 2020 opener at Wembley, as Raheem Sterling answers his critics with the only goal. The panel discuss Southgate's surprise selections and controlling performance, and look ahead to England's next Group D game against Scotland on Friday. We also preview the Scots' first major tournament game in 23 years as they face Czech Republic on Monday. Geraint Hughes also joins us to review Wales' hard-fought 1-1 draw in Switzerland in Group A on Saturday, all on a weekend where football was put firmly into perspective after Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest in Copenhagen. Get well soon, Christian.
Jasper Taylor is joined by Rob Dorsett, Nick Wright and Gerard Brand for a definitive debate on the biggest England talking point ahead of their Euro 2020 opener against Croatia on Sunday: who will start at Wembley? In part one, Rob brings us all the latest insight from St George's Park, while the panel run through the formation and defence In part two (22:31), it's all about the midfield and forward line. Is there a chance Rashford and Sterling start over Foden and Grealish? And should England look to play two defensive midfielders in the knockout stages? And in part three (42:27), the SkySports.com readers' XI is revealed, and both Nick and Gerard pick their surprise impact player from England's squad.
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville (5:07) joins Peter Smith on the Sky Sports Football Euros Podcast to build up to the big Euro 2020 kick-off. Neville has his say on England’s strengths and weaknesses, what they’ll need to do to beat favourites France to the title, and how this talented young group of England players can raise the spirits of the entire nation. During the podcast, we also get the lowdown on how Scotland and Wales (22:54) are shaping up from the Sky Sports News reporters following their campaigns, Charles Paterson and Geraint Hughes. Plus Valentina Fass from Sky Italy and Uli Kohler from Sky Germany (56:39) give us the view from the continent on how their own nations are looking. Sky Sports deputy football editor Kate Burlaga and football writer Ben Grounds will also be sharing their top tips for the tournament, including who will be lifting the trophy on July 11 – and which players will light up the tournament (1:09:35).
We've waited a while for this... introducing Sky Sports Football's new Euros podcast, bringing you five episodes a week throughout Euro 2020, with expert analysis on England, Scotland and Wales, plus the best from around the continent.
In the final Pitch to Post Review show of the season, Jasper Taylor is joined by Ben Ransom, Nick Wright and Gerard Brand to look back on an historic year of Premier League football. | PART ONE - Man City bow out in style | North London clubs battle for little other than bragging rights | Chelsea's season of two halves | PART TWO - What do Man Utd need to mount a proper challenge? | How on earth did Liverpool finish third?! | West Ham's fantastic achievement | Leicester fall short again | PART THREE - Awards section: Team of the season | Game of the season | Moment of the season | Next year's surprise package
David Jones is joined by Micah Richards, Jamie Redknapp and Gary Neville to discuss all the big talking points from the final day of the Premier League season.
England’s most-capped player Fara Williams discusses the physical and emotional challenges she faced after being diagnosed with a kidney condition which led to her decision to retire. We also hear from new Aston Villa manager Carla Ward as she reflects on a challenging season at Birmingham, which ended with an unlikely escape from WSL relegation. Sue Smith picks her WSL team of the year and we look back at some of the highlights of the show this season.
In the final Pitch to Post Preview Podcast of the Premier League season we look ahead to the final day and debate which sides will come out on top in the race for European football. From the three-way battle for two top-four places and Champions League football between Chelsea, Liverpool and Leicester, to West Ham, Tottenham and Everton vying for a Europa League place, and Arsenal’s chances of a Europa Conference League appearance, Sky Sports’ Nick Wright and Oli Yew join Peter Smith to assess the various permutations - and make their predictions! The panel also reflect on another Premier League title win for Pep Guardiola's Manchester City as they prepare to lift the trophy in front of their own fans on Sunday.
Jamie Redknapp and Micah Richards look back on Liverpool’s impressive 3-0 win over Burnley which sees them leapfrog Leicester into the top four, they also discuss the problems facing Tottenham this summer after they lost to Aston Villa and reflect on Sam Allardyce’s decision to leave West Brom.
Graeme Souness and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink give Kelly Cates their opinion on the race for top four after watching Chelsea beat Leicester 2-1 at Stamford Bridge. There's also reaction from Timo Werner, Thomas Tuchel and Brendan Rodgers.
Jasper Taylor is joined by Dharmesh Sheth, Adam Bate and Charlotte Marsh to discuss what the future holds for Harry Kane and Tottenham; the state of play in the Premier League as we reach the business end of the race for Europe; and the fallout from Chelsea Women’s Champions League final defeat to Barcelona.| PART ONE: Harry Kane wants to leave Tottenham. Which club is the best fit? Will Spurs sell?| PART TWO: Alisson wonderland as the Liverpool goalkeeper’s dramatic stoppage-time winner ignites top-four challenge, plus the view from the blue half of Merseyside where Everton lose again at Goodison.| PART THREE: Chelsea Women’s chastening defeat in the Champions League final shows progress is still to be made by Emma Hayes’ side but this season remains one of positives.
Jamie Reknapp and Graeme Souness discuss Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson pulling off the most dramatic of winners, heading in from a corner in the 95th minute to grab a 2-1 win for Liverpool at West Brom.
Alice Piper is joined by Sky Sports Football Features Editor Peter Smith from Wembley and Sky Sports Football Writer Jack Wilkinson to reflect on a historic FA Cup final win for Leicester City over Chelsea, thanks to Youri Tielemans’ stunning goal. The trio discuss the twists and turns of a memorable final, the return of 21,000 fans to Wembley, and what the result means for both managers and both clubs ahead of a key top-four race Premier League clash between them on Tuesday night.
Kelly Cates is joined by Bobby Zamora and James Collins as they discuss West Ham's costly 1-1 draw with Brighton that sees their dream of a top four finish fade away.
Atletico Madrid and England forward Toni Duggan reveals her plans to return to the WSL as she targets an England recall. We also hear from Chelsea’s Fran Kirby as she reflects on an incredible season in which she was named Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year and helped her side reach the Champions League final.
Roy Keane, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness join David Jones to discuss the protests outside Old Trafford and how Liverpool went on to breath new life into their bid for a top-four finish in the Premier League after a 4-2 victory in their rescheduled game at Manchester United.
In a special episode of the Pitch to Post Preview Podcast we look ahead to this Saturday's FA Cup Final at Wembley, where Chelsea and Leicester will battle for the trophy in front of over 20,000 fans. Peter Smith is joined by Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour and Sky Sports football writer Ron Walker to assess both sides on the back of their midweek results, the key areas which will decide the contest, and how the game will play out. They also discuss what impact FA Cup glory would have on Brendan Rodgers' managerial career, the importance of Jonny Evans at the heart of the Leicester defence, and why former Foxes star N'Golo Kante could be the decisive player on the pitch this weekend for Chelsea.
Kelly Cates is joined by Jamie Redknapp and Ashley Cole tolook back on the Chelsea v Arsenal game which saw Emile Smith Rowe deny Chelsea the chance to cement their top-four status as he took advantage of Jorginho's howler to give Arsenal a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
Kelly Cates is joined by Clinton Morrison and Darren Bent to look back on Leicester's game against Man Utd and Crystal Palace's trip to Southampton.
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Kiat Huang

Oh and Kane is the Rooney of his generation. Top foreign clubs will tend not to want them because they are very English style centre forwards and they will be too expensive. Liniker was seen as a poacher, like Gerd Müller or Inzaghi and Bale was a unique phenomen, possibly more like Henry being a winger, before being put in a centre forward shirt (Bale to RM was bigger news than Henry to Arsenal though). Kane, would have to have a team adjusted around him and the big clubs and the big players at them aren't going to be too enthusiastic about that!

May 5th
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Kiat Huang

Really enjoy these podcasts with knowledgeable people. On Spurs, from a manager's perspective, there are two main issues: you are not working for Spurs, you are working for Levy. Spurs is a stepping-stone club for managers, not a destination. Managers go to bigger clubs afterwards and win trophies there. Spurs are not serial winners and are under illusions they can and will be. Managers at the top level know this.

May 5th
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Kiat Huang

This and the previous episode has been the best broadcast (pod, TV, radio) on the Super League scandal and aftermath. At its most fundamental level, like any sport, to play football you just need players. To make serious money out of football, you need fans. The current crop of billionaire owners treat European football as a business first, because they are are profit, not football, motivated.

Apr 25th
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finley_evans

Tough desicions

Jan 31st
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Mr A M

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Jan 30th
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Zenon Dzula

I 🦧🐄🐭

May 25th
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William Joseph

Souness you hero.what a man. cheers

Apr 7th
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Michael

if Manchester United end in top 4 or win the league before Liverpool,as the strong supporter of lfc,I will switch my loyal to Manchester United without hesitation.But if Liverpool win the league, United will remain my greatest enemies in football forever.

Jan 14th
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Graeme Rockett

I understand why there is so much talk around Liverpool. I don't understand how Neville goes from on Sunday saying Utd are fighting 4th. Then Monday saying they will win the league sooner than Liverpool. that may well be but I don't understand why he spends so much of his time talking about lfc. he talks about salah leaving in 12 months. If he does leave he will leave for 120m+. same as mane would be more. Utd do not have one player that can command transfer fee like that. And no top teams want any of Utd players. lukaku gine to inter wh I have not been a top team in Italy or Europe for best part of a decade. since mourinho. you have the world's most expensive defender in Maguire. truth is he is a good centre back but not as good as Virgil. looks more clumsy on the ball. If Virgil was sold he again would command 100m+. Neville has asked for seasons for Utd to come up with a transfer strategy and looks like they are trying to copy lfc on and off the pitch. maybe Neville needs to see that and say that is what they are doing. Utd have offered contracts of high wages to very average players lingard for example. Would not get near lfc starting 11. Neville try and acknowledge with out any bias and speak about our club with respect. for years lfc were bench Mark. Then Utd earned to be most dominant club in England with league titles no where near in Europe. now lfc are the most decorated club in England talk about our club with respect. I ask you one question. you talk about players from lfc not been there in 12 months. football is like this. but if they go the fee will be huge. tell me who you can say won't be there in 12months for massive fee. Tell me who will want any of your players for Barcelona. Madrid. Bayern. none of the top teams want Utd players because there not good enough. pogba if Madrid really wanted him they would pay big money. they don't want him that bad. turns out more than one question but answer them please.

Aug 16th
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Nigel johnson

All this hype and discussion about woman's football recently appears to me to be a tad on the nonessential side. But that's football i suppose, it generates conversations of many sorts, no matter how stupid it sometimes appears. The size of the goals do not need to be changed, can i say that. And all the parameters should absolutely stay the same, they're not children playing the game and I'd find it an insult to be treated in such a way. You will only ever get better by playing a better opponent. The U.S.A keeper was outstanding with some of the athleticism she showed in last night's performance and all round i thought the U.S.A team were the more professional and experienced outfit. The standard is improving in the woman's game, no doubt and the more involved people become with the sport then the quicker that progression will happen. You only need to look at woman's tennis at the moment to realise how far a sport can progress if it is treated with an equal level of respect for ever competitor that participates. Track and field equally, gymnastics, hockey. Christ, has anyone ever played hockey against a woman's team, you'll probably get your arse handed to you along with a few of your own teeth. The Olympic Games, for anyone who watches it is a great showcase for women's sport. The decathlon for example, gymnastics. The track races. The woman's one hundred metres is a phenomenally, fierce race, at the peak of a competitive edge for professional athletes. And I'm sure they're are many others. Mens football did not start off at the level it's played at now, everything takes time and the women playing the game now are making history, with every movement they make onto that football pitch, for every touch of the ball they take they lay down the foundations for future generations to play and entertain us all. Because that's what sport is surely all about. Entertainment and achievement.

Jul 3rd
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pedro henrique

It's very good comentary.

Apr 15th
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Soheil Tk

Souness is just sooooore, he's terrible and simply a hater

Feb 4th
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Amien Fadhillah

waiting your comments after great debut from Ole

Dec 23rd
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