After a brief hiatus for the international break, Musa and Ryan are back and joined by James Horncastle to discuss Inter’s dramatic Derby della Madonnina victory over AC Milan. There is also analysis of Maurizio Sarri versus Jose Mourinho, another beleaguering weekend for Real Madrid and, despite Michael’s absence through illness, more praise for Jadon Sancho.
Podcast 20 — El Clásico Duo
Following a weekend of headline clashes, Musa and Ryan dissect the Manchester derby victory for City and are joined remotely this week by Michael, who was at a memorable Klassiker in Dortmund. There’s also a recap of the delayed Superclásico first leg and our first mailbag.
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 35 — Kepa, Solskjaer’s United & Messi’s genius
It's a busy podcast this week as Musa, Michael and Ryan talk Kepa Arrizabalaga's antics and Manchester City's victory in the Carabao Cup Final before being joined by comedian Nish Kumar to discuss Solskjaer's United. The Guardian's Suzy Wrack talks to Ryan about Manchester City Women's Conti Cup Final victory, also on penalties, and the upcoming SheBelieves Cup. There's also a lot of love for Messi, the latest edition of Sancho Corner, VAR chat and more.
Podcast 36 — 4 Derbies High and Rising
Musa and Ryan look back on a big weekend of derbies, including Spurs versus Arsenal, Everton versus Liverpool and Fulham versus Chelsea (00.01). Then James Horncastle joins to discuss Lazio’s victory over Roma in The Rome Derby, Juventus beating Napoli and the overall health of Italian football (25.21). There’s also chat about Balotelli’s celebration, El Clásico and much more (45.40).
Podcast 39 — Mané's Magic In Munich
On this bonus podcast, Musa and Ryan discuss this week's Champions League ties, including Juventus' stunning comeback against Atlético Madrid, as well as more routine victories for Barcelona and Manchester City. Michael was at the Allianz Arena and joins on the phone to discuss Liverpool's victory over Bayern.