Podcast 53 — Bayern, City and Lyon maintain their dominance
Musa and Ryan are joined by Jonathan Harding to discuss the final day of the Bundesliga Manchester City completely the first ever English domestic men's treble and Lyon beating Barcelona to secure a fourth Women's Champions League title in a row. They also chat about Jonathan's forthcoming book, Mensch, which explores the reasons why German coaches are so successful, and what lies beyond the cones in dealing with player’s personalities.
Podcast 52 — City seal the title in style
With Manchester City retaining the Premier League, Musa and Ryan look back at the incredible level of England's top two sides. There's also chat about the Bundesliga, Copa de la Reina, possible key signings for the Premier League top six, our predictions for the top four revisited and much, more.
Podcast 51 — Klopp's Masterpiece
On this bonus episode, Ryan is joined by Ken Early from Second Captains and the Irish Times to look back at Liverpool's incredible 4-0 win against Barcelona that took them to a second Champions League final in a row. They also discuss Liverpool's progression under Jürgen Klopp, Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona's transitioning identity and more.
Podcast 49 — Messi's 600th
After Lionel Messi reached 600 goals for Barcelona, Ryan and Michael discuss his brilliance once more and the Champions League semi-final against Liverpool. They also look at Ajax's win over Spurs, football's concussion issue and yet another turn in the Bundesliga title race. Then Ryan is joined by Tim Stillman, following Arsenal winning the FA Women's Super League for the first time in seven years, who provides great insight into their brilliant season.
Podcast 48 — Champions League mayhem and where next for Manchester United?
Following one of the most incredible games in Champions League history, Ryan and Michael try to make sense of events at the Etithad, after Manchester City were knocked out by Spurs, plus VAR, Mauricio Pochettino's impact and how key the losses of Son and Sissoko will be (0.01). Then Ryan and Musa discuss yet another wonderful Ajax performance against Juventus (20.01) and look at some of the issues facing Manchester United following their defeat to Barcelona (39.20).
Podcast 47 — Who Blinks First?
After wins for Liverpool and Manchester City, Musa and Ryan discuss the brilliance of Mo Salah, Raheem Sterling, and this historic Premier League title race. Then LaLigaTV's Semra Hunter joins to discuss Saturday's El Gran Derbi between Sevilla and Real Betis, the dramatic La Liga relegation battle and the Barcelona and Manchester United Champions League second leg. There's also a round-up of key men's and women's games from France, Germany and England.
Podcast 46 — In The Balance
With the Champions League quarter finals finely balanced, Musa and Ryan recorded a bonus podcast to reflect on Manchester United's defeat to Barcelona and Ajax's draw with Juventus. They also discuss Son Heung-min's brilliance, following his winner for Spurs against Manchester City, and Liverpool's victory at home to Porto.
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.
Podcast 37 — Agony and Ecstasy in Paris and Madrid
After a dramatic week of Champions League football, Musa and Ryan discuss historic wins for Manchester United and Ajax, Frenkie de Jong's bright future and Porto beating Roma. Then Michael joins on the phone, having spoken to Toby Alderweireld after witnessing Spurs' win over Dortmund at the Westfalenstadion.
Frenkie & The Fearless
Real Madrid’s three years of Champions League dominance was abruptly ended by a European sleeping giant. Ryan Hunn explores Ajax’s victory at the Bernabeu and the influence of Frenkie de Jong, the Barcelona-bound rising star who makes them tick.
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 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 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 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 17 — Dortmund blitz Atleti
It was another wild night in the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund producing a second half blitz against Atletico Madrid. Musa, Michael and Ryan analyse that, talk to co-founder of the Unusual Efforts podcast Kirsten Schlewitz about the good and bad of Red Star Belgrade and Carlo Ancelotti’s fine work at Napoli.
Podcast 16 — Inter rising after derby drama
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 city rivals 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.