Podcast 34 — The Future: Vol.2

In the second volume of The Future of Football, Musa and Ryan discuss the differences between how the men and women's FA Cup fifth rounds were programmed and how much longer fixtures can be moved for TV purposes. LaLigaTV's Semra Hunter also joins to discuss an incredible weekend in La Liga as well as the reactions to Valverde and Simeone's contract renewals at Barcelona and Atletico, respectively.

Podcast 34 — The Future: Vol.2

Podcast 33 — Ander Herrera interview and the Champions League returns

In this bonus episode, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss Spurs' impressive win against Dortmund and Manchester United versus PSG. Then Ander Herrera talks to Musa about winning the Europa League with Manchester United after losing a final with Athletic Bilbao and what makes a good midfielder.

Podcast 33 — Ander Herrera interview and the Champions League returns

Podcast 32 — City, Sarri and the al-Araibi case

Manchester City put six past Chelsea to mount more pressure on Maurizio Sarri. Musa, Michael and Ryan look back on events from the Etihad, and are then joined by James Montague to discuss the case of Bahraini footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who was freed from jail in Thailand. There’s also chat about the Madrid derby, Sancho against Hoffenheim and more.

Podcast 32 — City, Sarri and the al-Araibi case

Batman, The Force & El Clásico's New Age

With Barcelona and Real Madrid due to meet three times in a month, Ryan Hunn reflects on El Clásico entering a new age, whilst remaining one of the biggest games in world football.

Batman, The Force & El Clásico's New Age

Podcast 31 — The Overlooked Tough XI

Musa, Michael and Ryan look back at the weekend’s action, including Dortmund extending their league at the top of the Bundesliga and Manchester City’s win over Arsenal. Then, inspired by our forthcoming interview with Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera, they discuss football’s overlooked tough guys.

Podcast 31 — The Overlooked Tough XI

Andy Carroll: The brittle sledgehammer stuck in a loop of declining returns

Andy Carroll’s £35 million move from Newcastle to Liverpool is one of the most infamous January deadline day transfers. Now at West Ham, Carroll remains an enigma, writes Matt Pearson .

Andy Carroll: The brittle sledgehammer stuck in a loop of declining returns

Podcast 30 — Hudson Odoi & the Unfinished Business

With the January transfer window about to close, Musa, Michael and Ryan look at Callum Hudson-Odoi’s protracted transfer from Chelsea to Bayern Munich, Frenkie de Jong’s big-money switch to Barcelona and more. There’s also chat about Marco Silva, trouble at Spurs, and why the FA Cup final should be in March.

Podcast 30 — Hudson Odoi & the Unfinished Business

Podcast 29 — The Two Faces of Arsenal

Arseblog’s Andrew Mangan joins to discuss the highs and lows at Arsenal, following a big win over Chelsea and the news that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave the Emirates next month. Musa, Michael and Ryan also discuss a pivotal win for Dortmund in Leipzig and much more.

Podcast 29 — The Two Faces of Arsenal

Bundesliga Weekly: Collective wisdom sees Dortmund through title test in Leipzig 

Borussia Dortmund faced the difficult task of a trip to Leipzig to open 2019. Michael Da Silva was at the Red Bull Arena as an Axel Witsel goal confirmed Dortmund’s ability to go the distance.

Bundesliga Weekly: Collective wisdom sees Dortmund through title test in Leipzig 

La Liga Weekly: Betis Leave It Late, Rayo's Missed Opportunity

Matchday 20 in the Spanish top flight saw games with consequences at both ends of the table. Ryan Hunn rounds up this week’s La Liga action.

La Liga Weekly: Betis Leave It Late, Rayo's Missed Opportunity

Football's Moonlighters

Many elite players have had to adapt their game in order to play at the highest level and, as Musa Okwonga writes, such flexibility is often overlooked.

Football's Moonlighters

Podcast 28 — Rash Hour

Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss Manchester United’s revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Marcus Rashford won the big game of the weekend against Tottenham. There’s also talk about the Spurs project, Lionel Messi, spygate and some other nonsense.

Podcast 28 — Rash Hour

La Liga Weekly: Messi joins 400 club, Athletic Bilbao's run continues

In the first of a new weekly feature, Ryan Hunn reflects on a big weekend in La Liga, including Lionel Messi’s 400th league goal and Iñaki Williams’ brilliant brace.

La Liga Weekly: Messi joins 400 club, Athletic Bilbao's run continues

Thierry Henry: The Day The King Returned

It’s been seven years since Thierry Henry returned to Arsenal following a loan move from New York Red Bulls. Ryan Hunn reflects on the events around the Frenchman’s incredible return.

Thierry Henry: The Day The King Returned

Podcast 27 — New Year’s Resolutions and Transfer Talk

Back from their winter break, Musa, Michael and Ryan kick off 2019 with a look at the early movers in the January transfer window. They discuss Christian Pulisic’s move to Chelsea, Adrien Rabiot’s switch to Barcelona and Aaron Ramsey’s potential transfer to Juventus. There’s also chat about Tottenham, Real Madrid, Bournemouth and more.

Podcast 27 — New Year’s Resolutions and Transfer Talk

Fernandinho: Manchester City's Butler Serves Up a Treat

Manchester City trumped Liverpool in the crucial top-of-the-table showdown, ending Jürgen Klopp’s side unbeaten run since the start of the season. Sergio Aguero and Leroy Sane scored the goals, but it was the performance of Fernandinho that impressed Matt Pearson.

Fernandinho: Manchester City's Butler Serves Up a Treat

Podcast 26 — Mourinho gone

On this bonus podcast, Musa and Ryan are joined by Ken Early to discuss Mourinho’s sacking and what the future holds for the Portuguese manager and Manchester United.

Podcast 26 — Mourinho gone

Podcast 25 — Red-hot Liverpool hit top gear

On our final podcast of the year, Musa, Michael and Ryan wax lyrical over Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool, after a thrilling derby victory over Manchester United returned them to the Premier League summit. They also reflect on a sizzling Champions League last 16 draw.

Podcast 25 — Red-hot Liverpool hit top gear

Podcast 24 — Are Wide Forwards replacing the Striker?

Michael is back and joins Musa and Ryan in discussing the rise of the wide forward’s importance in modern football (0.01). There’s chat about the weekend’s key games, Jadon Sancho’s winning goal in the Ruhr derby and the media’s portrayal of black footballers, following Raheem Sterling’s eloquent highlighting of the issue (15.40). They round off with Ralph Hasenhüttl (28.15), the Copa Libertadores second leg and much more.

Podcast 24 — Are Wide Forwards replacing the Striker?

Podcast 23 — Derby Despair & Delight

Musa and Ryan look back at a weekend of pulsating Premier League derbies (00.01) plus some of the weekend’s other talking points (33.40), including captain’s armbands, Sancho Corner, Mark Hughes’ sacking and where Southampton go next (38.54). Finally, Brenda Elsey joins to discuss the wider implications of the Copa Libertadores fall out (48.05).

Podcast 23 — Derby Despair & Delight