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The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!

The latest news, insight, analysis and big name guests from the Premier League and the Football League, plus Scottish, International and European football. Join us!

 

#64

Summer signings and Man United get their Varane

In this episode of the Football Daily pod, Steve Crossman is back and gets a chance to catch up with all the big stories in the world of football – and this week he is joined by the familiar dulcet tones of pod favourites; Clinton Morrison, Leon Osman and Don Hutchison. They get into Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane - who looks to be on his way to Manchester United. Steve asks the age old question, will Paul Pogba stay or leave Manchester United? Not only that, Euro Leagues regular, James Horncastle pops up to give the guys the lowdown on Spurs’ new director of football, and Leon and Don give their insights into what has already been a busy summer at Everton, as the club rebuilds ahead of the season…with Rafa Benitez at the helm. Topics: 2’00 – Raphael Verane section with the panel impressed with the deal. 8’30 - Leon Osman says with the Verane and Sancho deals, Manchester United could be real title contenders. 12’15 – The age old Paul Pogba question, will he stay, will he go? 13’17 - Clinton Morrison on keeping Pogba at Manchester United this season. 15’20 - Don Hutchison on Manchester United should be buying Declan Rice from West Ham. 15’40 – European football expert James Horncastle joins the pod. 17’30 - James Horncastle on being surprised if Pogba extended his contract. 19’50 - The lowdown on Tottenham’s new managing director of football, Fabio Paratici. 22’55 – James Horncastle on Paratici being confident that Harry Kane will stay at Spurs. 27’40 – Everton’s busy summer, starting with Rafa Benitez joining the club. 29’32 - Don Hutchison on Benitez appointment at Everton saying it will “end in tears” (but wants to be proved wrong.) 39’00 - Breakdown of Everton’s signings so far. ... Read more

28 Jul 2021

44 MINS

44:28

28 Jul 2021


#63

Sancho signs, Ole extends and Henderson’s future

Ben Haines is joined by former Brighton striker, Glenn Murray, and The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards to chat about the latest transfer news and talking points ahead of the new domestic season getting underway. Manchester United fan, Angelina Kelly, joins the pod to talk about Jadon Sancho’s £73mil move to the club and Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s contract extension. They discuss the rumours that Jordan Henderson’s contract may not be extended and the guys talk about where it has all gone wrong for Phil Neville at Inter Miami. Topics: 4’07 - Jadon Sancho’s first interview with Manchester United 4’52 - Angelina Kelly from One Football on Sancho 12’30 - Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s contract extension 18’03 - Should Liverpool offer Jordan Henderson a new contract? 31’10 - Phil Neville post-match press conference after Inter Miami were beaten 5-0 32’08 - What’s gone wrong for Phil Neville? 39’56 - Team GB Tokyo 2020 update ... Read more

25 Jul 2021

42 MINS

42:34

25 Jul 2021


#62

All About Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola as you have never heard him before. The Manchester City boss selects several of his favourite songs that reference key moments in his life, as he takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings to the very top of the football world. Speaking to Guillem Balague back in 2018 he talks at length about his upbringing, family life, Barcelona, New York, politics and his special relationship with the people of Manchester. Guardiola also opens up about the night his wife and two daughters were caught up in the Manchester Arena Attack. ... Read more

21 Jul 2021

49 MINS

49:55

21 Jul 2021


#61

All About Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk opens up on his love of Disneyland and Game of Thrones, honing his skills on Cruyff courts and how he switches off from football in an exclusive and wide-ranging interview with Guillem Balague ... Read more

14 Jul 2021

38 MINS

38:24

14 Jul 2021


#60

A message from the Football Daily

Darren Fletcher with a quick message as we build-up to the domestic season restarting ... Read more

13 Jul 2021

00 MINS

00:53

13 Jul 2021


#59

Good times never seemed so good for England

Chris Waddle, Micah Richards, Karen Carney and John Murray join Mark Chapman from a jubilant Wembley on the night England’s men booked their place in a major tournament final for the first time since 1966. We hear from history-making Head Coach Gareth Southgate, Raheem Sterling and Kyle Walker before looking ahead to Sunday night and the Italian challenge with Micah revealing he’ll be blocking Roberto Mancini’s number until after the game. ... Read more

07 Jul 2021

33 MINS

33:41

07 Jul 2021


#58

Kane, goal celebrations and semi-final countdown

Steve Crossman, Chris Waddle, Izzy Christiansen and Don Hutchison preview this week’s Euro 2020 semi-finals. They look at how England might line-up against Denmark, and hear from Harry Kane who talks about his upturn in form after scoring three times in two matches. The Athletic’s James Horncastle joins the podcast to give us the mood in Italy ahead of their match against Spain. And the panel reveal the best, and at times strangest, goal celebrations of their career. TOPICS: 1.52 – Panel tournament predictions 4.16 – Mentality in the England camp 7.30 – Tactics for England v Denmark 9.20 – Jadon Sancho’s performance v Ukraine 11.00 – England’s starting XI 12.23 – Harry Kane interview with Emma Saunders 19.02 – Harry Kane on the prospect of winning the golden boot 21.40 – Izzy Christiansen on Harry Kane 27.00 – Don Hutchison’s memory of his goal against England 29.30 – Memorable goal celebrations 31.50 – James Horncastle on Italy 35.10 – Roberto Mancini’s influence and time for redemption 40.35 – Italy's defensive issues 43.00 – Chris Waddle on Spain’s chances v Italy ... Read more

05 Jul 2021

49 MINS

49:20

05 Jul 2021


#57

Kane crushes Ukraine as England cruise into the last four

Mark Chapman is joined by former England internationals Chris Waddle, Micah Richards, Karen Carney and Matthew Upson to reflect on England's comfortable 4-0 win over Ukraine to reach the Euro 2020 semi-finals. The panel look at where the game was won, who impressed and discuss why England looked so untroubled. And commentator Ian Dennis and reporter Juliette Ferrington are on hand to get post-match reaction from Gareth Southgate, Harry Kane, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw. ... Read more

03 Jul 2021

37 MINS

37:27

03 Jul 2021


#56

All About Van Basten

Steve Crossman is joined by triple Ballon d'Or winner Marco van Basten for a Euro Leagues special. He won six league titles, two European Cups and the Euros but Marco van Basten wishes he had retired earlier. He discusses meeting his idol Johan Cruyff as a teenager and scoring his most famous goal in the Euro 88 final. But he missed two seasons trying to fight back from his ankle injury and now cannot even kick a ball. ... Read more

04 Jun 2021

42 MINS

42:42

04 Jun 2021


#55

Euro Leagues: End of the ESL? What happens now?

Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague, Rafa Honigstein and Kristof Terreur are joined by Bayer Leverkusen’s Uefa committee member Fernando Carro to discuss a turbulent week. From the seismic shock caused across Europe by the news of the proposed European Super League to the possible fall-out and consequences of its collapse - the team unpick a week like any other. TOPICS 3.20 – What has happened this week 5.18 - Impact of Florentino Perez’s latest interview 09.30 - Interview with Bayer Leverkusen CEO Fernando Carro, who is also on Uefa’s Club Competitions Committee. He talks about how ‘disgusting’ certain aspects of behaviour was from ESL clubs 16 - Carro very strong on need to discuss problems in football in the open 17.30 – Carro good on how Germans are good at finding compromises – and how important this is right now 23.35 – The team discusses what happens next 27 – Rafa Honigstein on how Perez has been exposed as “the emperor with no clothes” 34 – Why fans around Europe have reacted differently to the ESL plans 37.57 – The team discusses whether this week will be remembered in 10 years ... Read more

22 Apr 2021

41 MINS

41:48

22 Apr 2021


#54

All About Jen Beattie

BBC Sport's Eilidh Barbour has been speaking to the Scotland and Arsenal defender Jen Beattie. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in October and is still receiving treatment, but has since played for her club and country. If you, or someone you know, have been affected by issues raised in this podcast, support and information is available at www.bbc.co.uk/actionline ... Read more

15 Dec 2020

23 MINS

23:55

15 Dec 2020


#53

Remembering Diego Maradona

In this special episode of the Football Daily podcast Mark Chapman is joined by correspondent John Murray and South American football expert Tim Vickery to pay tribute to football legend Diego Maradona, who has died at the age of 60. Maradona - arguably the greatest player football has ever seen - had a spectacular career: he captained Argentina to victory at the 1986 World Cup, and scoring both the infamous 'Hand of God' goal and the much-lauded solo second against England in their quarter-final. He spent much of his club career at Napoli, winning two Serie A titles, the Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup with the Italian side. He had previously played for Barcelona, Boca Juniors and Argentinos Juniors. We hear from Gary Lineker, Pep Guardiola, Ossie Ardiles, and Paul Elliott - all paying tribute to the Argentine superstar. ... Read more

26 Nov 2020

38 MINS

38:06

26 Nov 2020


#52

All about: Nicklas Bendtner

Former Arsenal and Denmark striker Nicklas Bendtner talks candidly to Steve Crossman about Arsenal, addiction, smoking with Pirlo, and finally embracing the 'Lord Bendtner' nickname. ... Read more

13 Nov 2020

31 MINS

31:34

13 Nov 2020


#51

Dier's VAR frustration, Fulham need unity and why Brewster joined Sheff Utd

Steve Crossman and Stephen Warnock look ahead to Sunday's Premier League matches. We hear from Fulham boss Scott Parker on the club's tough reintroduction to the Premier League and Stephen explains why he feels Tony Khan's social media comments after the Villa game were unhelpful. Tottenham's Eric Dier expresses his frustration with the use of VAR ahead of his side's trip to Manchester United, while Stephen reveals who has been a key figure in Aston Villa's good start as they prepare to face Liverpool. Ahead of their game at Arsenal, Steve speaks to Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and new signing Rhian Brewster, who talks about his decision to go to Bramall Lane, training with Steve McManaman and why his dad loves John Barnes. ... Read more

03 Oct 2020

43 MINS

43:15

03 Oct 2020


#50

Harry Maguire

Harry Maguire speaks exclusively to the BBC's Dan Roan. ... Read more

28 Aug 2020

25 MINS

25:52

28 Aug 2020


#49

Euro Leagues: Greatest Champions League XIs

Steve Crossman and guests select their Greatest Champions League XIs ... Read more

21 Aug 2020

21 MINS

21:31

21 Aug 2020


#48

Lower League Lockdown Life

Steve Crossman, Mark Clemmit and Derby County’s Curtis Davies explore how lockdown has affected the lives and careers of players in football’s lower divisions. ... Read more

13 Aug 2020

50 MINS

50:46

13 Aug 2020


#47

Monday Night Club: That's all folks!

Mark Chapman is joined by Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith in the Monday Night Club's end of season review. The team react as Aston Villa escape relegation, condemning Watford and Bournemouth to the Championship. Who had the better season - Frank Lampard's Chelsea or Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's Manchester United? And Chris tells all about his lawnmower woes. ... Read more

27 Jul 2020

45 MINS

45:04

27 Jul 2020


#46

The 10 Games that shaped Klopp’s Liverpool

From a 2 - 2 draw against West Brom back in December 2015, to producing one of the greatest Champions League comebacks of all time against Barcelona in May 2019. Kelly Cates is joined by our football correspondent John Murray, former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock and John Gibbons from The Anfield Wrap to reflect on the 10 defining games that turned Klopp's Liverpool from also-rans to Premier League champions. ... Read more

26 Jun 2020

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:16

26 Jun 2020


#45

Liverpool are crowned Premier League champions

After 30 years of waiting for a 19th title, Liverpool are Premier League champions following Manchester City's defeat at Chelsea. Steve Crossman is joined by football correspondent John Murray and former England and Chelsea winger Karen Carney who saw that dramatic win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge that confirmed the title for Liverpool. We hear reaction from former Liverpool and England defender Stephen Warnock as well as Ronny Rosenthal who was part of Liverpool’s last title winning team 30 years ago. Plus Gabby Logan from Match of the Day speaks to Liverpool's Andy Robertson and James Milner, who were mid celebration after hearing they're officially Premier League champions! ... Read more

26 Jun 2020

29 MINS

29:41

26 Jun 2020


#44

MNC: #BlackLivesMatter, Billy Sharp and the Prem is almost back

Kelly Cates, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are back on the Monday Night Club. The team talk about #BlackLivesMatter appearing on team shirts when the Premier League returns and the impact that it could have on tackling racism in football. Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp talks about the Blades' incredible season as he draws close to a century of goals for his boyhood club. Who will go down? And who will qualify for Europe? The panel discuss the possibilities as the PL's return draws near. ... Read more

15 Jun 2020

49 MINS

49:07

15 Jun 2020


#43

Euro Leagues: Frenkie de Jong, Aitor Karanka and Bixente Lizarazu

Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Julien Laurens are back with the Euro Leagues show. Frenkie de Jong discusses his rise from a small Dutch village to FC Barcelona and former teammates Aitor Karanka and Bixente Lizarazu are re-united. Former Middlesbrough manager Karanka discusses the return of La Liga and Bayern legend Lizarazu recalls France's success at Euro 2000. ... Read more

07 Jun 2020

46 MINS

46:31

07 Jun 2020


#42

MNC: Stephen Warnock on Benitez and Istanbul

Kelly Cates is joined by Chris Sutton, Micah Richards and Rory Smith on the Monday Night Club. Former Liverpool defender Stephen Warnock criticises Rafa Benitez' man management skills and reflects on the 2005 Champions League final. And the team react to the cancellation of the Women's Super League. ... Read more

25 May 2020

42 MINS

42:15

25 May 2020


#41

Euro Leagues: Roberto Martínez, Jesse Marsch and Bernardo

Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur are back with the Euro Leagues. Roberto Martínez explains why his Belgium players are coaches of the future and Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch remembers THAT half-time team-talk at Anfield. And Brighton defender Bernardo discusses his love of radio, Project Restart and his upbringing in Brazil. ... Read more

24 May 2020

49 MINS

49:54

24 May 2020