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 50 — Top Four Fallout
With Manchester United and Arsenal missing out on top four finishes, Musa and Ryan look at what this could mean for both clubs as well as the latest in the Premier League title race. Michael and Ryan discuss a remarkable weekend in Germany, with Bayern all but wrapping up the Bundesliga title after yet another disappointment for Dortmund. There’s also chat about the other key points from the weekend’s action.
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 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 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 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 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 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).