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Podcast 41 — Germany rediscover their winning touch

On this international edition of the podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss Germany’s thrilling 3-2 win against a resurgent Netherlands in Amsterdam, and England’s impressive 5-0 win over the Czech Republic at Wembley, and their chances of success at Euro 2020. There's also chat about another important week for women's football, with the news that Barclays will sponsor the FAWSL, Juventus beating Fiorentina in a sold out Allianz Stadium and more. Image by Ryu Voelkel.

Podcast 41 — Germany rediscover their winning touch

Ross Barkley and the Return of the Number Eight

The idea of the box-to-box midfielder is a very English concept, but largely absent since Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard. Under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri, the role is returning to prominence in the shape of Chelsea’s Ross Barkley.

Ross Barkley and the Return of the Number Eight

Podcast 4 — The Unscheduled

Our fourth World Cup podcast is called the Unscheduled, mainly because we didn’t plan to do it. This time Musa Okwonga and Rabona editor-in-chief Michael Da Silva look at the four semi-finalists: Croatia, England, Belgium and France and are joined by French football writer Philippe Auclair.

Podcast 4 — The Unscheduled

Jesse Lingard: My overnight success was years in the making

In Sir Alex Ferguson’s final days as Manchester United coach, he recommended that the club keep faith in one of their academy kids. English football’s greatest ever coach talked of a player with searing pace, a strong work ethic and fantastic skill, even though he was considered too small and weak to rub shoulders with the big boys during the Scot's reign. The player he was talking about was Jesse Lingard. 

Jesse Lingard: My overnight success was years in the making