The Totally Football Show with James Richardson podcast

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

James Richardson and Team Totally are here three times a week with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don’t. On Monday, we review all the weekend’s action. On Tuesday, it’s the Euro crew with James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein looking at matters across the continent. And on Thursday, Duncan Alexander brings the silliness and numbers.

James Richardson and Team Totally are here three times a week with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don’t. On Monday, we review all the weekend’s action. On Tuesday, it’s the Euro crew with James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein looking at matters across the continent. And on Thursday, Duncan Alexander brings the silliness and numbers.

 

#911

Arsenal and Man City get countered in spectacular Champions League week

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams after some exhilarating Champions League quarter-finals. It was a midweek in which Bayern and Harry Kane turned up. Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe? Not so much. Penalty shouts dominate the conversation at the Emirates but after holding the Gunners to a draw, can Bayern be as effective and counter-attack next week in Munich? And has Kane added a new spot-kick to his arsenal? Longe range goals galore at the Bernabeu as holders Man City draw 3-3 with Real Madrid. And it’s another bad night for Donnarumma in the Champions League at the Parc Des Princes. The Premier League weekend sees Unai Emery return to leaders Arsenal with Aston Villa, while the teams at the other end look to take advantage of Everton’s extra 2 point deduction. Plus the coefficient dance, the cool Euro Pulis and the player with the most shots without scoring. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: What a Champions League midweek that was (02.00) • PART 2a: Real Madrid 3-3 Man City (14.00) • PART 2b: Arsenal 2-2 Bayern (21.00) • PART 3: The PL top 3 look for more points this weekend (38.00)  • PART 4: The battle at the bottom and beyond (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

11 Apr 2024

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:22

11 Apr 2024


#910

Broken Bayern face Arsenal in the Champions League, plus why PSG will reach the final

Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens into the pod ahead of a massive midweek of quarter-final action. Bayern are beaten again ahead of their trip to Arsenal in the Champions League. Have they ever been at a lower ebb heading into a quarter-final? Is it damage limitation for Thomas Tuchel? A well rested Real Madrid take on holders Man City, Atletico and Dortmund are happy to be playing each other and one of our panel thinks PSG are heading all the way to the final. All aboard the Bilbao barge as Athletic win their first trophy in 40 years. While Leverkusen are one win away from the Bundesliga title but might struggle to find somewhere to celebrate. Plus Ajax’s biggest defeat ever and Fenerbahce’s Super Cup protest. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Bayern head to Arsenal as the title looms for Leverkusen (10.30) • PART 3a: Real Madrid v Man City (20.00) • PART 3b: Atletico v Dortmund preview (24.00)  • PART 3c: PSG v Barcelona preview (27.00) • PART 4 : Europa League & Conference League QF previews (36.00) • PART 5: Ajax lose 6-0 and Athletic win the Copa (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:49

08 Apr 2024


#909

Controlled Arsenal overtake wasteful Liverpool after chaos at Old Trafford

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Jay Harris after a hugely dramatic Premier League weekend with twists and turns at both ends of the table. Liverpool dominate chaotic Man United at Old Trafford but once again cannot beat the Red Devils. Is it wastefulness that will cost Jurgen Klopp’s side the title? And can there be any case for Erik ten Hag staying at Old Trafford next season?  Arsenal go top on goal difference after an impressive 3-0 win at Brighton, with Havertz reaping rewards again. But what happens if they go behind? And will their exploits against Bayern affect them? Man City also ease past Palace with Kevin De Bruyne showing he’s not done while Jack Grealish might be coming back to prominence. At the other end, there are big wins for Everton and Luton, plus Brentford bag a point in one of the games at weekend at Villa. Where will Thomas Frank be next season? Plus the yellow card race and which goal scorer this weekend might be the most important player to their club in the Premier League? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man United 2-2 Liverpool (05.00) • PART 2a: Brighton 0-3 Arsenal (23.00) • PART 2b: Crystal Palace 2-4 Man City (33.00) • PART 3a: Sheff Utd 2-2 Chelsea (37.00)  • PART 3b: Big wins for Luton and Everton at the bottom (43.00) • PART 4a: Tottenham 3-1 Forest (47.00) • PART 4b: Aston Villa 3-3 Brentford (54.00) • PART 4c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (61.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

08 Apr 2024

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:53

08 Apr 2024


#908

Is Foden footballer of the year? Will we get another Man Utd Liverpool classic?

Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Carl Anka and Duncan Alexander into the studio in the middle of a packed week of Premier League football. Man City dismantle Aston Villa thanks to a Phil Foden hat-trick. Is he becoming the frontrunner for the player of the year award or could it be his learned friend Rodri? City are still behind Arsenal in the table who rotate but still ease past Luton. Do Pep and Arteta’s sides face potential banana skins at Palace and Brighton respectively this weekend? For Liverpool, it’s another trip to Old Trafford on Sunday. Will the shots continue to rain down on Man United’s goal and has Casemiro been unfairly maligned this season? Plus who the kids support, a bad day for Darwen, Shaqiri on a pogo stick and when commentators sing. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City and Arsenal win again (04.00) • PART 2a: On This Day - a big Darwen defeat (18.00) • PART 2b: Forest win big in the battle at the bottom (20.00) • PART 2c: Everton, Burnley, pogo sticks and crooning commentators (27.00)  • PART 3: Man Utd v Liverpool and the Premier League weekend (39.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

04 Apr 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:56

04 Apr 2024


#907

Could Nagelsmann head back to Bayern and could Juventus miss out on the Champions League?

The Euro pod is back with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Julien Laurens and Raphael Honigstein on the scene. Bayern are beaten in Der Klassiker and miss out on Xabi Alonso who is staying with champions-elect Bayer Leverkusen. Could Julian Nagelsmann be tempted back to Munich a year after being sacked? Max Allegri is also under pressure as Juventus lose again in Igor Tudor’s first game in charge of Lazio. Could the Old Lady be set for an extraordinary collapse out of the top 4/5? 10-man PSG beat Marseille in Le Classique with headlines once again surrounding Luis Enrique’s decision to take off Kylian Mbappe. Plus yet more incidents of racism in Spanish football. And how far can the richest club in Italian football go? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.20) • PART 2: Alonso stays, what next for Bayern? (08.00) • PART 3: 10-man PSG win Le Classique (20.00) • PART 4: Tudor wins first game at Lazio against Juve (30.00)  • PART 5: Big win for Atleti in the race for the top 4 (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

02 Apr 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:02

02 Apr 2024


#906

Spoils shared at the Etihad as City and Arsenal draw and Liverpool go top

Jimbo is joined in the studio by Tim Spiers and Adrian Clarke with Daniel Storey joining from the Etihad. An organised Arsenal keep the title fight open with a draw and a rare clean sheet at The Etihad, limiting City to just 1 shot on target. Earlier on Sunday, Salah had a record equalling 12 shots and one of them went in to help Liverpool go top of the Premier League. On Saturday it was goals galore with Newcastle's 4-3 comeback against West Ham the pick of the bunch whilst Spurs and Villa won and Man Utd and Chelsea drew. Plus a championship title rice and Arsenal Women win the Conti Cup in extra time following an on field collapse from their midfielder Frida Maanum. Produced by Jesse Howard. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Man City Arsenal (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Liverpool go top with win at Brighton • PART 2a: Arsenal women win the Conti Cup (21m 00s) • PART 2b: A thriller at St James Park (23m 30s) • PART 2c: Spurs and Villa win in CL chase (26m 00s) • PART 2d: Chelsea and Man Utd prepare for the midweek ‘banter derby’ with disappointing draws (39m 30s)  • PART 3a: The Championship title race swings again (45m 00s) • PART 3b: The PL relegation battle (47m 00s) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

01 Apr 2024

1 HR 00 MINS

1:00:32

01 Apr 2024


#905

Will Rice and Havertz make the difference for Arsenal against City?

Jimbo has Charlie Eccleshare, Benji Lanyado and a dejected Tom Williams in the pod to talk about England, Wales, and the rest of the international headlines before getting stuck into the long-awaited return of the Premier League - not least, Man City v Arsenal. Plus, who is the top flight's fouliest player? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Welsh Euro dreams dashed but Ukraine and Georgia through (01m 20s) • PART 2a: Assorted international news (13m 00s) • PART 2b: England 2 - 2 Belgium, Mainoo, Toney, etc (17m 00s) • PART 3a: City v Arsenal preview (26m 00s) • PART 3b: Liverpool v Brighton and the best/worst foulers in the PL (34m 30s)  • PART 4a: West Ham v Newcastle 40m 00s) • PART 4b: Spurs v Luton and love for Ross Barkley (44m 00s) • PART 4c: Villa v Wolves and the rest of the PL weekend (50m 10s)    Produced by Ben Green   SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

28 Mar 2024

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:47

28 Mar 2024


#904

Does Rice need help for England, are Germany back and can Wales do it again?

Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Seb Stafford-Bloor and more in the midst of a historic international break. Brazil break down England at Wembley with the first ever international goal of Endrick’s career. Hear why the Three Lions need two defensive midfielders and why that’s not defensive. Kristof Terreur gives us the lowdown on England’s next opponents Belgium. And Tom Williams feels that Wales are heading in the right direction ahead of their Euro 2024 play-off clash with Poland. Germany raise many eyebrows by scoring against France after 7 seconds and outclassing their illustrious opponents, with Wirtz and Mittelstadt perhaps set to star this summer. Plus Paul Cook, Ralf Rangnick and Gus Poyet’s contract situation. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: England 0-1 Brazil (02.30) • PART 1b: A look at Belgium with Kristof Terreur (13.45) • PART 2a: Wales v Poland preview with Tom Williams (29.00) • PART 2b: Big nights for Ukraine and Georgia (37.00)  • PART 3a: Leicester charged, Chesterfield promoted (45.00) • PART 3b: France 0-2 Germany (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

24 Mar 2024

1 HR 01 MINS

1:01:41

24 Mar 2024


#903

England v Brazil, Euro 24 play-offs and that Forest points deduction

Jimbo, Rory Smith, Duncan Alexander and Jack Lang look ahead to the enigma that is the March international break. The last 3 spots at Euro 2024 will be decided with fans from Wales to Luxembourg dreaming of a place in Germany. But could it be a nightmare for the host nation? England host Brazil at Wembley in a friendly that marks Dorival Junior’s first game in charge and perhaps sees the Seleção as underdogs. We ask when were Brazil last Brazil? Elsewhere, San Marino’s bad moment continues against Saint Kitts & Nevis. Nottingham Forest are deducted 4 points for breaching PSR, with potentially more deductions to come for Everton. Plus Rhys Ifans, Ian Ormondroyd and Gladiators. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Points per game and Gladiators (01.30) • PART 2: England v Brazil preview (04.45) • PART 3a: A look at the Euro 24 playoffs (17.00) • PART 3b: France v Germany headlines other friendlies (27.00)  • PART 4a: Richard Hughes and the Women’s Champions League (33.00) • PART 4b: Nottingham Forest deducted 4 points (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

21 Mar 2024

45 MINS

45:20

21 Mar 2024


#902

Barcelona’s phenomenal week and what has happened to Juventus?

Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein are back to feast upon all the continental action. The draws for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and beyond have everyone excited. Hear why it was the worst possible draw for Bayern and Real Madrid. And are PSG already at Wembley? Not if Barcelona have their say. It’s been a great week for Xavi and the new generation of La Masia graduates as they hammer Atletico. Juventus were challenging for the title two months ago but now their place in the top 4 is in real jeopardy. Where has it gone wrong for Max Allegri and the Old Lady? Leverkusen make it 38 games unbeaten as the Bundesliga title becomes increasingly inevitable. Could David Moyes be the first manager to beat Xabi Alonso this season?  Speaking of managers, it’s Sarri out and Tudor in at Lazio. Plus Christian Streich is leaving after 12 years at Freiburg, and Ralph Hasenhuttl is returning to management with Wolfsburg. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 1b: Those European quarter-final draws (07.00) • PART 2: Bundesliga - Streich out as Leverkusen win yet again (17.00) • PART 3: La Liga - Barca batter Atletico and Almeria win at last (29.00)  • PART 4: Serie A - Sarri leaves Lazio and Juventus go off the rails (43.00) • PART 5: Ligue 1 - Mbappe’s hat-trick sinks Montpellier (60.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

19 Mar 2024

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:09

19 Mar 2024


#901

Man United edge an FA Cup classic and join Coventry, Chelsea and Man City in the FA Cup semi finals

Jimbo is joined in the studio by JJ Bull, Matt Davies-Adams and Tim Spiers to discuss the weekend's FA Cup and Premier League action. Man United edged an FA Cup classic 4-3 against Liverpool with two extra time goals from Rashford and Diallo. Liverpool led in normal time before Antony struck back to take it to extra time. Klopp's side then led again in extra time via Harvey Elliott before Man Utd's late double sealed the tie. Coventry provided the shock of the weekend, knocking out Gary O'Neil's Wolves side with two stoppage time goals to earn a trip to Wembley to face Man Utd. Chelsea and Man City complete the other semi final after wins against Leicester and Newcastle. Plus Henderson watch, clashing socks and a look at all the Premier League games with big wins for Fulham and Burnley. Produced by Jesse Howard.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man Utd Vs Liverpool (05'20) • PART 2a: Chelsea Vs Leicester (18'00)  • PART 3a: Coventry shock Wolves (27'30) • PART 3b: City beat Newcastle (33'00) • PART 4a: Tim on Henderson watch (35'10) • PART 4b: Premier League roundup (45'10) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit [megaphone.fm/adchoices] (https://megaphone.fm/adchoices) ... Read more

18 Mar 2024

59 MINS

59:33

18 Mar 2024