The Rest Is Football podcast

The Rest Is Football

Join Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards for a new podcast bringing strong opinions on all the latest stories from the world of football. Hosted by three men who’ve been there and done it at the highest level of the game, The Rest is Football combines topical debate with outrageous tales from their careers. The essential new podcast for football fans.

Join Gary Lineker, Alan Shearer and Micah Richards for a new podcast bringing strong opinions on all the latest stories from the world of football. Hosted by three men who’ve been there and done it at the highest level of the game, The Rest is Football combines topical debate with outrageous tales from their careers. The essential new podcast for football fans.

 

#172

Southgate Resigns - Who Next For England?

Who should be the next England manager? Does it matter if they are English or not? What will Gareth Southgate’s legacy be? Gary and Micah react to the news that Southgate is stepping down as England boss after 8 years and discuss what that means for the future. This summer join EE the lead sponsor of the England teams and stand against hate. Find out more at bit.ly/EETRIFPodcast Sign up to The Rest Is Football newsletter at therestisfootball.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

17 Jul 2024

26 MINS

26:00

17 Jul 2024


#171

England Fall Short Once Again

Will England be disappointed with their performance in the final? Did they get the tactics wrong? What next for England and Gareth Southgate? Gary, Alan and Micah reflect on the Three Lions defeat to Spain in the final of Euro 2024 and what the future holds for the national side. Sign up to The Rest Is Football newsletter at therestisfootball.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

42 MINS

42:53

15 Jul 2024


#170

England vs Spain - European Championship Final Preview

Does Gareth Southgate introduce Luke Shaw into the starting XI? How do England deal with Spain’s electric wingers Lamine Yamal and Nico Williams? Can England make use of the the extra man in midfield? Gary, Alan & Micah preview The Final of the European Championships between England and Spain  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

14 Jul 2024

35 MINS

35:31

14 Jul 2024


#169

Spain: A Scouting Report

Gary Lineker is joined by Spanish football expert Sid Lowe to give us the inside track on players such as Dani Olmo, Nico Williams, Rodri and Lamine Yamal. In particular Sid tells us the extraordinary family story of Nico Williams, whose brother Iñaki plays for Ghana. Plus how has national coach Luis de la Fuente changed Spain from a team obsessed with possession to a team with flying wingers? Sid Lowe is co-host of The Spanish Football Podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-spanish-football-podcast/id687671367 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Jul 2024

29 MINS

29:53

13 Jul 2024


#168

Rio Ferdinand: How England Can Win

Did club rivalries destroy England’s Golden Generation? Rio Ferdinand joins Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer to explain why his England team of Gerrard, Lampard, Scholes and Rooney could never work together. And if a teenager wins the Euros final for his country will it be Kobbie Mainoo or Lamine Yamal? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

13 Jul 2024

36 MINS

36:49

13 Jul 2024


#167

Mainoo Magic, Wonderful Watkins & Southgate On The Brink Of Footballing Immortality

Was the first half against The Netherlands the best England have played all tournament? How Kobbie Mainoo has turned himself into one of England’s key players? Plus that Ollie Watkins goal that will live long in the memory Gary and Micah get Alan’s report on an unforgettable night for England. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

28 MINS

28:08

12 Jul 2024


#166

Watkins Stunner Fires England To Final

Are England now hitting form at just the right time? Have they finally had the lucky break they’ve been waiting for at a major tournament? Dare we dream? Gary and Micah are in a jubilant mood as they react to England making it through to successive European Championship finals. Sign up to The Rest Is Football newsletter at therestisfootball.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jul 2024

26 MINS

26:24

10 Jul 2024


#165

Sparkling Spain’s Own Starboy Sends Them To The Final

Is Lamine Yamal even better than Wayne Rooney was at the age of 16? Has Dani Olmo been Spain’s surprise package at this tournament? Is that the end for Didier Deschamps as France’s manager? Gary, Alan and Micah reflect on the first semi-final which saw Spain dump France out and march into the final. Sign up to The Rest Is Football newsletter at therestisfootball.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

10 Jul 2024

32 MINS

32:48

10 Jul 2024


#164

“England Will Come To Life” - Euro 2024 Semi-Final Predictions

What starting XI should England pick for the match against the Netherlands? What are the big threats the Dutch can pose England? Is Lamine Yamal v Theo Hernández the key battle in the Spain v France game? Gary, Alan and Micah make their predictions for the Euro 2024 semi-finals and Micah gives the boys all the gossip from the BBC v ITV ‘friendly’ match in Berlin. Sign up to The Rest Is Football newsletter at therestisfootball.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

09 Jul 2024

38 MINS

38:03

09 Jul 2024


#163

“Pressure Is For Tyres” - Alan’s Report From Düsseldorf As England Go Through

How do England improve again after a more encouraging performance against Switzerland? Do they bring Marc Guéhi back in or stick with Ezri Konsa for the semi-final? Are we still leaving substitutions too late to have a proactive impact on the game? Gary, Alan and Micah discuss Big Al’s trip to Düsseldorf and Cologne and how England are shaping up for the business end of the tournament. Sign up to The Rest Is Football newsletter at therestisfootball.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Jul 2024

30 MINS

30:47

08 Jul 2024


#162

Starboy Saka Helps England To Semi-Final

How crucial is Bukayo Saka to England’s chances of success? Have they finally broken the mental pressures of a penalty shootout? Should England stick with the change in formation for the semi-final against the Netherlands? Gary and Micah reflect on England’s performance that saw them beat Switzerland on penalties in the quarter-finals of Euro 2024. Sign up to The Rest Is Football newsletter at therestisfootball.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

07 Jul 2024

34 MINS

34:57

07 Jul 2024


#161

England’s Back Three & Spain Sparkle Again

What is the one key thing that will make England’s switch to a back three a success? How difficult is it to change formation and tactics mid-tournament? Are Spain now clear favourites to win the tournament? Gary and Micah catch up to look at England’s tactical changes for their quarter-final against Switzerland and discuss Spain and France making it through to the semi-finals. Sign up to The Rest Is Football newsletter at therestisfootball.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [podcastchoices.com/adchoices] (https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices) ... Read more

06 Jul 2024

34 MINS

34:36

06 Jul 2024