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Join us five times a week for a look at the stories making the headlines from the world of sport. Subscribe for insight from the UK's top sports journalists as they tackle the biggest sports news lines of the day.

Join us five times a week for a look at the stories making the headlines from the world of sport. Subscribe for insight from the UK's top sports journalists as they tackle the biggest sports news lines of the day.

 

#248

Could Woods win The Masters? | Ten Hag's search for a striker | Is Haaland a world-class player?

The Mirrors chief football writer John Cross and The Daily Mail's Heather Dewar join Teddy Draper to reflect on the biggest stories from the back pages. They discuss if Tiger Woods has a chance of coming out on top at The Masters, if Erling Haaland can be counted as as world-class player and Erik Ten Hag's search for a striker.  ... Read more

12 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:07

12 Apr 2024


#247

Liverpool stunned at Anfield | PL to introduce semi-automated offside technology | Man Utd trying to...

The Guardian's Jonathan Liew and The Telegraph's Sam Wallace join Dave Fulton to discuss the biggest stories from the back pages. Liverpool and West Ham were defeated in their first-leg Europa League ties while Aston Villa gained an advantage over Lille in their Europa Conference League first-leg match. The Premier League will use semi-automated offside technology before the end of the year. Manchester United edge closer to landing football director Dan Ashworth from Newcastle.  ... Read more

11 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:54

11 Apr 2024


#246

Barcelona joy after PSG comeback | Rodri tells Pep he needs rest | Klopp’s plea over fan protest

ESPN’s Mark Ogden and The Telegraph’s Jeremy Wilson join us on Back Pages Tonight to discuss Barcelona’s comeback to beat PSG at the Parc de Princes.They react to Rodri telling Pep Guardiola that he needs rest during Man City’s frantic end of the season schedule.They also discuss Jurgen Klopp’s plea to the fans amid a protest about the club’s ticket price rise. ... Read more

10 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:39

10 Apr 2024


#245

Man City and Arsenal play out thrillers in Champions League | Can Tiger Woods really capture another...

The Athletic's Football Correspondent David Ornstein and The Times' Football Reporter Charlotte Duncker join Teddy Draper to discuss the stories dominating the back pages. Including Manchester City's exhilarating six-goal thriller with Real Madrid and Arsenal's action-packed draw with Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals. Plus, they discuss whether Tiger Woods can challenge for his sixth Masters title this year at Augusta.  ... Read more

09 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:40

09 Apr 2024


#244

Are the Premier League PSR rules working correctly? | Is Klopp playing 'mind games'?' | Is it 'now o...

On this edition of Back Pages, Sky Sports' Nick Powell is joined by The Telegraph's Jason Burt and The Independent's Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney to discuss if the Premier League PSR rules are working correctly, after Everton received a further two-point deduction. They also explore if Jurgen Klopp is playing 'mind games' and if it is 'now or never' for Harry Kane's Bayern Munich ahead of their clash against Arsenal. ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:47

08 Apr 2024


#243

'Teg Hag will be gone in the summer' | Man Utd vs Liverpool preview | Tiger to return

Teddy Draper is joined by ESPN's Mark Ogden and The Times' Martyn Ziegler to discuss the biggest stories on the back pages including the latest on Erik ten Hag's future at Manchester United and a look ahead to the massive Super Sunday match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. The real Ben White is revealed as The Times goes in search of the man behind the player. Tiger Woods confirms his return to The Masters. ... Read more

05 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:16

05 Apr 2024


#242

Palmer’s ‘huge’ impact at Chelsea | Mac Allister ‘signing of the season’ | PSR rules discussed

The Daily Mail’s Riath Al-Samarrai and The Sun’s Dave Kidd join Sky Sports’ David Garrido on Back Pages Tonight to discuss Cole Palmer’s impact at Chelsea after the midfielder scored a hat-trick in the Premier League game to win it for his side 4-3 against Man Utd.The panel also discusses Liverpool’s 2023 summer signing Alexis Mac Allister after the midfielder sent a screamer into the back of the net in the Premier League game against Sheffield United. As well as the latest football action, the panel discusses the premier leagues PSR rules and Rafael Nadal’s potential end of an era in tennis after the Spaniard pulled out of the Monte Carlo Masters. ... Read more

04 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:22

04 Apr 2024


#241

Foden shines as Man City sweep aside Aston Villa | How strong is Man Utd's Kilman interest? | Do Ars...

The Times' Charlotte Duncker and The Athletic's David Ornstein discuss Phil Foden's sensational perfomance for Manchester City as they swept aside Aston Villa. The pair also look into Manchester United's reported interest in Wolves captain Max Kilman and discuss if Arsenal have the toughest run-in of the top three in the Premier League. ... Read more

03 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:41

03 Apr 2024


#240

Nottingham Forest fly against Fulham | Who will fill Jurgen Klopp’s boots? | Leicester financial str...

The Telegraph's Jason Burt and The Sun’s Charlie Wyett discuss Nottingham Forest’s crucial three points against Fulham and how they look to bounce back following their points deduction. They also discuss who is in the running to take Jurgen Klopp’s place at the end of the season and what exactly Leicester's future looks like following their financial dilemmas. ... Read more

02 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:57

02 Apr 2024


#239

Could Newcastle sell Isak? | Moyes comes to defence of Phillips | Bayern interested in De Zerbi

The Independent's Miguel Delaney and The Mirror's John Cross join Rob Jones to discuss whether Newcastle United could sell Alexander Isak due to financial fair play concerns. They also talk about West Ham's David Moyes offering his support to struggling midfielder Kalvin Phillips and address rumours linking Brighton's Roberto De Zerbi with the Bayern Munich job at the end of this season. ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

20 MINS

20:26

01 Apr 2024


#238

Arteta v Pep new post-Klopp rivalry? | Xabi Alonso staying put | A new frontrunner for the top job a...

Mark Ogden, senior writer for ESPN, and Jon Cross, chief football writer at The Mirror, take a look at all the latest sporting headlines in the back pages, including the potential future rivarly between Mikel Arteta and Pep Guardiola, Xabi Alonso staying put at Bayer Leverkusen, and a new frontrunner for the top job at Liverpool. ... Read more

29 Mar 2024

19 MINS

19:59

29 Mar 2024


#237

Alonso to turn down Liverpool and Bayern | Tonali charged with breaking betting rules

The Telegraph's Jason Burt and Jonathan Liew of The Guardian discuss the breaking news that Xabi Alonso is expected to turn the chance of succeeding Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool and will instead honour his contract with Bayer Leverkusen. Plus, The FA charge Newcastle's Sandro Tonali with misconduct in relation to breches of betting rules. ... Read more

28 Mar 2024

20 MINS

20:18

28 Mar 2024


#236

Southgate's England selection headache | Steph Houghton set to retire | Djokovic splits with coach

Sky Sports' Adam Leventhal is joined by The Sun's Charlie Wyatt and The Telegraph's Jeremy Wilson as the trio discuss the latest hot topics from the sporting world, such as who impressed Gareth Southgate during the International break and the news that former England captain Steph Houghton has announced her retirement following the 2023-24 season. ... Read more

27 Mar 2024

20 MINS

20:12

27 Mar 2024


#235

Rice, Bellingham and Mainoo the perfect midfield trio? | Wales out of Euros after penalty heartbreak

The Athletic's David Ornstein and the Daily Mail’s Riath Al-Samarrai join Teddy Draper on Back Pages Tonight to discuss Jude Bellingham’s heroic performance to tie England 2-2 against Belgium. As well as discussing whether Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, and Kobbie Mainoo are England's perfect midfield trio.The panel also discusses Wales’ loss to Poland on penalties, eliminating them from the 2024 Euros. ... Read more

27 Mar 2024

15 MINS

15:19

27 Mar 2024


#234

Rice vows to lure back White | Forest plan to appeal points deduction | Newcastle’s Staveley told to...

Charlotte Duncker from the Times and the Daily Mail's Craig Hope join Dharmesh Sheth to discuss the biggest stories from the back pages including Declan Rice's vow to lure back Ben White into the England fold for the Euros. Real Madrid's Vinicius Jr reduced to tears in press conference while talking about racism in Spain. Nottingham Forest plan to appeal the four-point deduction handed to them by the Premier League. Newcastle co-owner Amanda Staveley has been ordered to pay £3.4million to a Greek shipping magnate or face a bankruptcy order. ... Read more

25 Mar 2024

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19:21

25 Mar 2024


#233

Southgate dismisses ‘disrespectful’ Man Utd rumours | England injuries may give Mainoo chance to shi...

Teddy Draper is joined by the Times’ Martyn Ziegler and the Mirror’s Andy Dunn, who react to the major sporting stories from Saturday’s back pages, including Gareth Southgate dismissing the ‘disrespectful’ rumours that have linked him with the Manchester United manager's position, despite Erik ten Hag currently occupying that role. Kobbie Mainoo also makes the headlines as England’s injury ‘crisis’ may give the youngster the opportunity to impress and potentially be included in Southgate’s European Championship squad in the summer. Leicester's decision to challenge the recent profit and sustainability charges that have been implemented on the promotion chasing club is also discussed. ... Read more

22 Mar 2024

20 MINS

20:30

22 Mar 2024


#232

Wales one win from Euros after emphatic Finland win | Leicester mount 'aggressive' defence of PSR br...

David Garrido is joined by The Guardian's Jonathan Liew and The Sun's Charlie Wyatt to discuss Wales' 4-1 win over Finland in European Championship qualifying, Leicester's Premier League charge for an alleged breach of PSR rules and Bukayo Saka pulls out of the England squad for fixtures against Brazil and Belgium due to injury. ... Read more

21 Mar 2024

19 MINS

19:37

21 Mar 2024


#231

Steve Holland jibe at the centre of Ben White England snub | Can Southgate 'de-toxify" Man Utd dress...

ESPN Senior Writer, Mark Ogden, and the Daily Mail’s Chief Sports Feature Writer, Riath Al-Samarrai join Teddy Draper to discuss the stories that dominate the back pages. Covering topics such as the jibe from England assistant Steve Holland at the centre of Ben White’s England snub and why Gareth Southgate tops Sir Jim Ratcliffe's list to replace Erik Ten Hag at Manchester United. ... Read more

20 Mar 2024

19 MINS

19:50

20 Mar 2024


#230

Gareth Southgate to Manchester United? | Mainoo gets England call up | Will Nottingham Forest appeal...

John Cross from The Mirror and Martin Hardy from The Times and The Sunday Times talk all things Gareth Southgate and what his next role might be, following speculation there is an offer on the table for him from Sir Jim Ratcliffe at Manchester United. They also discuss Kobbie Mainoo's late call-up to the England team, as well as the potential for Nottingham Forest to appeal their four-point Premier League deduction. ... Read more

20 Mar 2024

20 MINS

20:18

20 Mar 2024


#229

Nott'm Forest given four-point deduction for PL breaches | Will an independent regulator improve Eng...

Jason Burt from The Telegraph and Miguel Delaney from The Independent join the Back Pages Tonight podcast as the panel discuss a host of topics across the sporting world, including Nottingham Forest's four-point deduction for breaching the Premier League's financial rules and whether a new independant regulator would improve English football's financial structure. ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

19 MINS

19:47

18 Mar 2024


#228

Will Kane end Arsenal's CL hopes? | Player-coach relationships in Women's football | Will Pogba's ba...

ESPN's Senior Writer Mark Ogden and The Telegraph's Chief Sports Reporter Jeremy Wilson join Teddy Draper on Back Pages Tonight to discuss Arsenal and Man City's chances of advancing in the Champions League as the two face England's extraordinaire's Harry Kane and Jude Bellingham.The panel also discuss the player-coach and player-player relationships in Women's football and whether Paul Pogba's four-year ban will halt his sporting career. ... Read more

15 Mar 2024

20 MINS

20:20

15 Mar 2024


#227

Southgate reveals White snubbed England call-up | FA urge Southgate to renew contract | Hayes: Footb...

David Garrido is joined by the Mirror’s Chief football writer John Cross and Jonathan Liew of the Guardian to review the major sporting stories that dominate the back pages. Gareth Southgate announced his latest England squad for the friendlies with Belgium and Brazil in March, but it was the news that Arsenal’s in-form full-back Ben White has appeared to snub a call-up that stole the headlines. Both Cross and Liew also give their views on the news that the FA want Gareth Southgate to sign a new contract ahead of the upcoming European Championship campaign, despite failing to win at the last three major tournaments. On Friday, Emma Hayes revealed that she felt relationships within football are ‘inappropriate’ and that topic is also discussed by both journalists. ... Read more

15 Mar 2024

18 MINS

18:38

15 Mar 2024


#226

PSG keen on Rashford move | Bournemouth produce epic comeback | Hats off to you Mr Mullins

The Sun’s Dave Kidd and The Telegraph’s Sam Wallace join us on Back Pages Tonight to discuss PSG’s interest in signing Marcus Rashford this summer as a replacement for Kylian Mbappe.They react to Bournemouth's incredible comeback to beat Luton 4-3 in the Premier League. They also discuss Willie Mullins sealing his historic 100th Cheltenham win.  ... Read more

13 Mar 2024

19 MINS

19:58

13 Mar 2024


#225

Saudi’s bid for tennis | Arsenal seal place in Champions League quarter-finals | Can Eddie Howe hang...

The Times sports correspondent Martin Hardy and The Athletic's David Ornstein discuss Saudi's $2 billion bid to buy tennis and their evergrowing involvement in sport.They also discuss Arsenal's victory over Porto in the Champions League as they now head into the quarter-finals. Plus, whether or not Eddie Howe will keep his job until the end of the season following a spell of very rocky form.  ... Read more

13 Mar 2024

20 MINS

20:23

13 Mar 2024


#224

Does Palmer deserve England Euro place? | PL clubs in standoff with EFL | Will Ederson's injury prov...

The Independent's Chief Football Writer Miguel Delaney and football editor for the Sun Charlie Wyett react to another star performance from Cole Palmer as Chelsea beat Newcastle - but should he be in England's Euro 2024 squad? They also discuss the standoff between the Premier League and the EFL over a new funding structure. Plus, could Ederson's injury in Manchester CIty's draw with Liverpool prove decisive in the title race, with the goalkeeper in a race to be fit for a crucial clash with Arsenal?  ... Read more

11 Mar 2024

20 MINS

20:48

11 Mar 2024


#223

Liverpool & Man City prepare for title showdown | ‘Task force’ announced to redevelop Old Trafford |...

The Times’ Chief Sports Reporter Martyn Ziegler is joined by Dave Kidd of the Sun, and they preview the title showdown between Liverpool and Manchester City on Sunday. They also discuss the news that a joint task force, that includes Gary Neville, has been revealed by Manchester United to help redevelop the Old Trafford area. Both also react to the news that Max Verstappen has appeared to deliver an ultimatum to Red Bull about his future, as the off-track issues continue for the team. ... Read more

09 Mar 2024

18 MINS

18:32

09 Mar 2024


#222

Liverpool set sights on Man City | Horner makes plea after accuser suspended | Haaland hits back at ...

The Guardian’s Jonatahn Liew and Jason Bart of the Telegraph join us on Back Pages Tonight to discuss Liverpool’s impressive win in the Europa League ahead of their huge clash with Manchester City.They react to Chrstian Horner’s plea for the intrusion of his family to stop after his accuser was suspended by Red Bull. They also discuss Erling Haaland hitting back at Trent Alexander-Arnold’s claims that winning trophies means more to Liverpool fans. ... Read more

07 Mar 2024

19 MINS

19:33

07 Mar 2024


#221

Man Utd assess Ten Hag replacement options | Red Bull fallout continues | Bayern favourites to land ...

Sam Wallace from the Telegraph and David Ornstein from the Athletic discuss the biggest taking points from the back pages. Stories include Manchester United's search for Erik ten Hag's replacement, should the Dutchman leave the club. The fallout at Red Bull continues as Max Verstappen defends his dad's comments about the tenure of Christian Horner. Bayern Munich are current favourites, ahead of Liverpool, to appoint Xabi Alonso as their new manager. ... Read more

07 Mar 2024

20 MINS

20:51

07 Mar 2024