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 43 — Oh, Hugo
Musa, Michael and Ryan reflect on Hugo Lloris' error handing Liverpool a last minute win over Spurs, which saw them return to the top of the Premier League. They also go through the remaining fixtures and make predictions as to who will last the last two spots in the top four, discuss Cardiff's bad luck, more Dortmund drama, Women's Super League and much more.
Podcast 42 — Solskjær given the keys
On this bonus podcast, Ryan and Musa react to Ole Gunnar Solskjær being announced as the permanent manager of Manchester United, having signed a three-year deal. They also round-up the Women's Champions League quarter final second legs, with Musa having been in Wolfsburg to witness Lyon progress to yet another semi-final and a dramatic late win for Chelsea in Paris.
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 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 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 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 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.