09/24/2020
Is football doing enough to help itself through its greatest crisis?
Mike Calvin, Dominic Fifield and Adrian Clarke assess the extent of the crisis confronting football. They believe the PFA is betraying its members, and that Premier League clubs, preoccupied by a potential breakaway to form a European Super League, must do more to help those in the EFL.See acast.com
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09/21/2020
Are Manchester United in danger of being left behind?
Mike Calvin. Miguel Delaney and Richard Amofa highlight the flaws in United's transfer policy, and the lingering doubts about Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's management. They examine the mounting pressure on Frank Lampard, the instant impact of Thiago, and the potential of new front threes at Spurs and Evert
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09/17/2020
Are Chelsea the real deal?
Mike Calvin, Anne Marie Batson and Jonathan Northcroft analyse the challenge facing Frank Lampard at Chelsea. They hail the return of Gareth Bale, discuss Mason Greenwood’s treatment by sections of the media, and call for change to protect football’s future.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-
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09/14/2020
Will Tottenham be a mid-table team under Jose Mourinho?
Mike Calvin, Ade Olapido and John Cross review the opening weekend of the Premier League season. They foresee problems for Jose Mourinho, praise Arsenal's progress under Mikel Arteta, and call for greater financial help for EFL clubs.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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09/10/2020
Who wins the Premier League, and who gets relegated?
Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Jordan Jarrett Bryan name their winners and losers in the new Premier League season. Top four, bottom three, surprise sides, biggest flops and best signings. Will you agree?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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09/07/2020
Is the top four in the Premier League a closed shop?
Mike Calvin, Dominic Fifield and Miguel Delaney suggest only Arsenal have a realistic chance of breaking into the top four. Is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United's weakest link? What does Frank Lampard need to achieve to survive at Chelsea? With Liverpool restricted financially, will Lionel Mess
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09/03/2020
Should England be playing in the Nations League?
Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Art de Roche throw a spotlight on England, and the relevance of international football. They look forward to this weekend's return of the WSL, hail Marcus Rashford as football's most powerful role model, and name their signing of the summer, so far.See acast.com/privacy
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08/27/2020
What impact would Lionel Messi have on English football?
Mike Calvin, Sarah Shephard and Richard Amofa consider the implications of City signing Lionel Messi. They also analyse the latest England squad, the Community Shield, and the chances of Premier League footballers refusing to play in protest at racial inequalities.See acast.com/privacy for privacy a
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08/24/2020
Does English football have a superiority complex?
Mike Calvin, Ade Oladipo and Adrian Clarke discuss Neymar's tears, Bayern's team ethic, and what Premier League clubs can learn from Champions League disappointment, They also ask whether our teams should take the Europa League more seriously.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information
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08/20/2020
Can Neymar prevent Bayern Munich from winning the Champions League?
Mike Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Anne Marie Batson look forward to Sunday's final. Their six to watch? Neymar, Mbappe, Di Maria, Lewandowski, Gnabry and Davies, They praise Europa League finalist Romelu Lukaku, and analyse the task facing Arsenal Women, the only remaining English team in Europea
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08/17/2020
Are Pep Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer the best managers for City and United?
Mike Calvin, Alyson Rudd and Jordan Jarrett Bryan call for Pep Guardiola to commit himself, long term, to Manchester City. They consider the merits of Mauricio Pochettino over Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, analyse See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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08/13/2020
Will Pep Guardiola reach his Holy Grail?
Mike Calvin, Dom Fifield and John Cross assess Manchester City, and the three wins they need to be European champions. They discuss Barcelona's faults, Neymar's impact, Lewandowski's status, and the threat Antonio Conte represents to Manchester United's chances of winning the Europa League.See acast
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08/10/2020
Can anyone beat Bayern?
Mike Calvin Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor make Manchester City third favourites for the Champions League, behind Bayern and Atletico Madrid. They see Wolves as Manchester United's biggest threat in the Europa League, question Andrea Pirlo's appointment at Juventus, and doubt the viability of
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08/06/2020
Must Manchester City win the Champions League before Pep Guardiola leaves?
Mike Calvin, Darren Lewis and Anne Marie Batson weigh up City's chances against Real Madrid when the Champions League resumes. They discuss the morality of huge transfer investments when clubs like Arsenal are announcing redundancies, consider Gareth Bale's future, and call for big clubs to renounce
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08/03/2020
Should Manchester United take the Europa League seriously?
Mike Calvin, Ade Oladipo and Miguel Delaney believe United have a real chance of a European trophy. They analyse the fallout from the FA Cup final, preview the Championship play off final, and have far-reaching views on the state of the modern game.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor
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07/30/2020
Will underdogs Arsenal lift the FA Cup?
Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Richard Amofa believe a Wembley win is essential to aid Mikel Arteta's team building. They also consider Brentford's Premier League potential, the season's best and worst transfers, and name their breakthrough players.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out infor
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07/27/2020
What do Manchester United need to do to become legitimate title challengers?
Mike Calvin, Seb Stafford Bloor and Art de Roche discuss United's strengths and weaknesses in what, for them, is an especially extended season, They also assess European qualifiers, consider Eddie Howe's future, and wonder which, if any, of the relegated teams will bounce back immediately. See acast
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07/23/2020
Will Liverpool maintain their dominance of the Premier League?
Mike Calvin Jonathan Northcroft and Jordan Jarrett Bryan see more success on the horizon for the new champions. They outline weaknesses in their principal challengers, consider their Footballer of the Year candidates, and wonder whether Watford will regret sacking Nigel Pearson.See acast.com/privacy
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07/20/2020
Should Pep Guardiola's record at Manchester City come under greater scrutiny?
Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor question Manchester's Big Two, Pep Guardiola and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, They call for Mikel Arteta to be backed financially at Arsenal, look forward to Marcelo Bielsa's arrival in the Premier League, and condemn Watford's sacking of Nigel Pearson  See
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07/16/2020
Will the FA Cup final be a Manchester derby?
Despite doubts about United's priorities, Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor predict an all-Manchester FA Cup final. They discuss friction between leading managers, Wolves' chances of winning the Europa League, and call for a refereeing revolution.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and
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07/13/2020
The most important victory in Manchester City's history?
Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor discuss the overturning of City's Champions League ban. Is football about to enter a new era, in which limits on spending are abandoned? Who will benefit, and how will the race to qualify for next season's competition pan out?See acast.com/privacy fo
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07/09/2020
How badly is football missing the fans?
Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor assess how football is faring, three weeks into Project Restart. Which initiatives will endure, and how will the game change? They also look at the transfer market, the relegation struggle, and the under-appreciated excellence of Sean Dyche.See acast
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07/06/2020
Will Jose Mourinho be successful at Tottenham?
Mike Calvin, Seb Stafford Bloor and Adrian Clarke discuss Jose Mourinho's troubled start as Spurs manager. They also hail the emergence of Mason Greenwood and the potential of a new generation of English footballers.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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07/02/2020
Who is going down from the Premier League?
Mike Calvin, Adrian Clarke and Seb Stafford Bloor assess the Premier League relegation battle. They hold out little hope for Norwich and Bournemouth, but who do they tip to avoid the drop?See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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