02/03/2023
Aaron Ramsdale - The Art of Goalkeeping
Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale joins Michael Calvin to discuss Mikel Arteta's empathetic management, his rivalry with Jordan Pickford, and daring to dream of a Premier League title. Goalkeeping coach David Preece and former Arsenal player Adrian Clarke add their expert opinion on a range of curre
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01/25/2023
Jurgen Klopp - Life Lessons at Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp gives Michael Calvin an insight into the demands of modern football, and discusses the next phase of his management of Liverpool. Miguel Delaney and Tony Hodson offer their views on a potential rebuild, and compare Klopp with another recent guest on the Football People Podcast, Pep Guar
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01/19/2023
Pep Guardiola - The Man Behind the Manager
Pep Guardiola gives Michael Calvin an intriguing insight into his personal and professional philosophies in the latest Football People Podcast. Paul Hayward and Jonathan Northcroft discuss his relationship with Mikel Arteta, the characteristics of great coaches, and the intensifying pressure on mana
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01/12/2023
Graham Potter - Football is Like Life
Graham Potter opens up on the pressures of managing Chelsea when he joins Michael Calvin on the latest Football People podcast. Dominic Fifield and Anne Marie Batson agree that he should be given time to build a new team. The panel also focuses on the Manchester and North London derbies. Hosted on A
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12/20/2022
End Of Year Review
Michael Calvin is joined by David Preece, Miguel Delaney and Adrian Clarke on a special edition of the Football People podcast. They reflect on the World Cup, and assess the season so far, with contributions from Mikel Arteta, Emma Hayes, Graham Potter, David Weir, Frank Lampard, Jamie Vardy, Brenda
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12/15/2022
Professor Simon Chadwick - An Era-Defining World Cup
Michael Calvin is joined on the Football People podcast by Professor Simon Chadwick, who outlines the game's future in the context of a hugely significant World Cup in Qatar. Paul Hayward and Dominic Fifield analyse his observations, and discuss the chances of Lionel Messi confirming his greatness i
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12/08/2022
David Weir - Searching for Football's Raw Diamonds
David Weir, Brighton's technical director, joins Michael Calvin to discuss the global search for football talent, in the context of the first Arab World Cup. Tony Hodson and Richard Amofa provide additional insight, previewing the quarter finals. Do you agree with the panel's predictions for the las
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12/01/2022
Tom Young - Southgate's Winning Mindset
With England preparing to face Senegal in the knockout stages in Qatar, leading sports psychologist Tom Young joins Michael Calvin on the latest Football People podcast. Paul Hayward and Jonathan Northcroft concur with Young's positive assessment of Gareth Southgate's management, and name England am
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11/24/2022
Luke Williams - How the Other Half Live
Notts County attracted a sell out 16,500 crowd last weekend. Luke Williams, their head coach, joins Michael Calvin, David Preece and Adrian Clarke on the latest Football People podcast. They discuss County's analytical approach, FIFA's political power plays, Manchester United's sale and England and
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11/17/2022
Glenn Hoddle - World Cup Preview
Glenn Hoddle shares World Cup memories, as a fan, player and manager, with Michael Calvin in the latest edition of the Football People podcast. Jonathan Northcroft, in Qatar, and Tony Hodson agree with Glenn's prediction that Brazil will win, and also examine the controversy swirling around the tour
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11/10/2022
Owen Hargreaves - The Inside Track
Owen Hargreaves joins Michael Calvin to discuss the mentality of England's Golden Generation, the breeding ground of the Bundesliga, and the prospects of Gareth Southgate's squad in Qatar. John Cross and Dominic Fifield add their insight into a controversial World Cup, and examine the implications o
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11/03/2022
Jamie Vardy - Never Give Up
Jamie Vardy, released at 16, Premier League record breaker at 35, shares the secrets of his career with Michael Calvin in the latest Football People podcast. Ex-pros Adrian Clarke and David Preece assess his impact, and look forward to the knockout stages of the Champions League. Hosted on Acast. Se
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10/27/2022
Patrick Vieira - Taking it to the Streets
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Viera talks to Michael Calvin on the latest Football People podcast about the potential of the South London talent pool, and a new generation of street footballers. Miguel Delaney and Richard Amofa outline the value of his empathetic approach, and look at Unai Emery's
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10/20/2022
Brendan Rodgers - Managing Under Pressure
Brendan Rodgers tells Michael Calvin how he deals with the constant pressure of people calling for him to be sacked at Leicester. Paul Hayward and David Preece join them in the latest edition of the Football People podcast to discuss intensity of expectation, and the way managers are sacrificed in t
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10/13/2022
Frank Lampard - Regret, Reflection & Renewal
Everton manager Frank Lampard joins Michael Calvin on the latest Football People podcast, to reflect on the lessons of his career. Jonathan Northcroft and Dominic Fifield assess his impact on Merseyside, and the implications of Newcastle applying new-found financial and political muscle. Hosted on A
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10/06/2022
Mikel Arteta - Rebuilding Arsenal in His Own Image
Mikel Arteta gives Michael Calvin a unique insight into his managerial style and philosophy in the latest Football People podcast. The Arsenal boss is praised by John Cross and Seb Stafford Bloor, who also dwell on Manchester City's potential dominance, and Liverpool's struggle to sustain their chal
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09/29/2022
Liam Manning - Education of a Coach
Mike Calvin is joined by Adrian Clarke and Tony Hodson to discuss the North London derby, Manchester City's dominance, and the coaching styles of Mikel Arteta, Antonio Conte, Roberto di Zerbi and Graham Potter. One of the game's brightest young managers, Liam Manning of MK Dons, is Mike's guest on t
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09/22/2022
Joey Barton - The strains and sacrifices of football management
Mike Calvin, Lucy Ward and David Preece dwell on the pressure of management in the latest edition of the Football People podcast. They respond to an in-depth conversation with Joey Barton, which touches on the strains of living away from home in a notoriously insecure profession. Hosted on Acast. Se
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09/15/2022
Professor Simon Chadwick - Football Will Never Be The Same Again
Michael Calvin gets a dispiriting glimpse into football's future from Professor Simon Chadwick, his latest guest on the Football People podcast. In addition to reviewing the Champions League, Miguel Delaney and Seb Stafford Bloor discuss the growing influence of Gulf states and the business principl
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09/08/2022
Andy Holt - Rich Men, Poor Men
Michael Calvin is joined by John Cross and Anne Marie Batson to discuss the fallout from the sacking of Thomas Tuchel, and Chelsea's move to replace him with Graham Potter. Michael finds an instructive contrast in the approach of Accrington Stanley owner Andy Holt, his special guest on the latest ed
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09/01/2022
Stuart Webber - Striking Out for the Summit
Michael Calvin is joined by Stuart Webber, Norwich's Sporting Director, who is preparing to climb Mount Everest. He talks about the "blessing and the curse" of being a yo-yo club, and his vision for the future of the game in general. Paul Hayward and Richard Amofa discuss the influence of Sporting D
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08/25/2022
Alan Redmond - The global search for young talent
Michael Calvin is joined by Alan Redmond, Global Head of Football for Roc Nation, to discuss the transfer market, and the global search for the best young footballers. Jonathan Northcroft and Dominic Fifield also appear in the latest Football People podcast, casting their expert eyes on potential wi
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08/18/2022
Graham Potter - Money isn't everything
Michael Calvin is joined by Graham Potter for a fascinating, far-reaching interview in the latest episode of the Football People Podcast. David Preece and Tony Hodson discuss his impact at Brighton, and the work of a range of coaches, from Antonio Conte to Eddie Howe and Erik Ten Hag. Hosted on Acas
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08/11/2022
Sean Dyche - Never Stop Learning
Michael Calvin, Lucy Ward and Seb Stafford-Bloor regard Manchester United as an object lesson in how not to run a football club, and contrast their approach with the clarity and innovation of Brighton and Brentford. The feature interview in this, the second episode of Michael Calvin's Football Peopl
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