Joe Cole - An English double in Europe?
Joe Cole joins Michael Calvin, Jonathan Northcroft and Miguel Delaney to discuss the Conference League and Champions League finals. They pay tribute to the tactical diversity of modern Italian teams, but foresee redemption for West Ham's David Moyes, and a milestone achievement by Pep Guardiola at M
Christian Eriksen - Football as Art
Manchester United's Christian Eriksen joins Michael Calvin to look forward to the FA Cup final, and to give an insight into his instinctive approach to the game. Seb Stafford Bloor and Tony Hodson dwell on the implications of Manchester City's dominance, assess their natural challengers, and discuss
Roy Hodgson - Lessons of a Lifetime
On the eve of perhaps the last game in a 47 year career, Roy Hodgson, at 75, offers Michael Calvin a masterclass in management and coaching. His impact on club and country is assessed by Paul Hayward and Dominic Fifield, who also discuss relegation, elite football's lack of romanticism, and the need
Marco Silva - The Coming Man
Marco Silva, shortlisted for the Premier League Manager of the year award joins Michael Calvin to discuss his influences, achievements, and trademark intensity. John Cross and Miguel Delaney praise his maturity at Fulham, and take an all-encompassing look at the challenges facing modern football, in
Michail Antonio - Don't Crumble
West Ham striker highlights the importance of winning a European trophy, and looks to the past and the future with Michael Calvin.. Paul Hayward and David Preece dwell on the lessons of his career, the significance of Manchester City's Champions League return leg against Real Madrid, and a rapidly d
Steve Cooper - Summoning the Spirit of Clough
Nottingham Forest manager Steve Cooper gives Michael Calvin an insight into the principles and pressures involved in the attempt to stay in the Premier League. Jonathan Northcroft and Tony Hodson praise his approach, and assess Forest's relegation rivals before dwelling on the problems faced by Fran
Patrick Bamford - Marching On Together
Leeds striker Patrick Bamford gives Michael Calvin a timely insight into the strains of the scramble to avoid relegation. Lucy Ward and Adrian Clarke assess their chances of survival, and reach an identical conclusion : Manchester City will be Premier League champions for the third successive season
Tyrone Mings - The Emery Effect
Aston Villa defender Tyrone Mings joins Michael Calvin to discuss the impact of Unai Emery's coaching, and his rise from Academy reject to England international. John Cross and Richard Amofa assess Villa's chances of European qualification, look forward to the FA Cup semi finals, and suggest Arsenal
Erik Ten Hag - Rebuilding Manchester United
With a treble still possible, Erik Ten Hag gives Michael Calvin an insight into the influences and philosophy shaping a successful first season as Manchester United manager. Jonathan Northcroft and David Preece assess his impact in the context of the unique threat represented by Manchester City, who
Sean Dyche - Survive And Thrive
Everton manager Sean Dyche joins Michael Calvin to discuss the specifics of Premier League survival. Miguel Delaney and Dominic Fifield endorse his qualities, as they examine the nine team struggle to avoid relegation. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Paul Barber - Keeping the Dream Alive
Michael Calvin discusses the principles of football leadership, and Brighton's elevation from near-extinction with the club's chief executive, Paul Barber. They are joined by Paul Hayward and Tony Hodson, who examine the race for a top four place in the light of Tottenham's implosion.  Hosted on Aca
Chris Wilder - The Fireman Manager
Chris Wilder joins Michael Calvin to discuss the role of Firemen managers, a role undertaken by him at Watford and by Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace. Adrian Clarke and David Preece discuss the pressures and practicalities of the job, which reflects the increasing financial importance of promotion to,
James Milner - Manager in the Making
James Milner discusses the pros and cons of a coaching career with Michael Calvin, as Liverpool face a summer of change. They're joined by Miguel Delaney and Dominic Fifield, who look forward to the quarter final draw in the Champions League, assess the last eight in the FA Cup, and criticise a bloa
Marvin Sordell - Football's Fragile Mental Health
With pressure on managers and players reaching unprecedented levels, campaigner Marvin Sordell joins Michael Calvin to discuss football's approach to mental health. Anne Marie Batson and Adrian Clarke offer their views, and also consider the fallout from the Champions League for Chelsea, Spurs and P
Emi Martinez - Touching the Sky
World Cup winner Emi Martinez gives Michael Calvin a unique insight into the mentality that has made him, in the eyes of FIFA, the world's best goalkeeper. Goalkeeping coach David Preece and Richard Amofa assess his impact, and address a range of domestic issues, including the rise and rise of Manch
Unai Emery - Pride, Passion, And Purpose
Aston Villa manager Unai Emery gives Michael Calvin a fascinating insight into why the Basque region is producing so many influential coaches. John Cross and Tony Hodson assess his impact, and look at the background to Sunday's League Cup final between Newcastle and Manchester United.   Hosted on Ac
David Moyes - 25 years and counting
No current manager has been in charge of more Premier League games than David Moyes. He shares his unrivalled experience with Michael Calvin, Paul Hayward and Jonathan Northcroft in an episode that touches on Manchester City's title challenge, Liverpool's chance for renewal in the Champions League,
Martin O'Neill - A Life in Football
Michael Calvin, Miguel Delaney and Dominic Fifield discuss football's future, in the light of the charges laid against Manchester City. The return of the Champions League highlights the achievements of this week's guest Martin O'Neill, who won the European Cup with Nottingham Forest in successive se
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
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
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
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
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
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