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Easter Weekend Round-up

Every time the clocks go forward it feels as though the volume of football increases to an almost overwhelming amount. It doesn’t, of course, but the stakes at this time of year are higher. In lieu of a Rabona podcast this week, Ryan Hunn rounds up some of the key moments from a busy Easter weekend.

Easter Weekend Round-up

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 48 — Champions League mayhem and where next for Manchester United?

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 47 — Who Blinks First?

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 46 — In The Balance

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 43 — Oh, Hugo

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 42 — Solskjær given the keys

Podcast 40 — Majestic Messi, FA Cup and the USWNT Lawsuit

On this week's busy podcast, Musa and Ryan try to put Messi's genius into words, following his incredible hat-trick against Betis (00.01), as well as discussing a historic match at the Wanda Metropolitano and FA Cup quarter final weekend (10.20). Then Ryan talks to Caitlin Murray, football writer and author of The National Team: The Inside Story of The Women Who Changed Soccer, about the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the US Women’s National Team against US Soccer last week (18.31). There's also Sancho Corner and much, much more (31.40).

Podcast 40 — Majestic Messi, FA Cup and the USWNT Lawsuit

Podcast 38 — Zidane: Return of the King

Zinedine Zidane’s shock return to the Real Madrid hot-seat after nine months away dominates this week’s podcast. There’s also analysis of Arsenal’s victory over Man United, Germany’s decision to axe Boateng, Hummels and Müller, and what should be done to protect players from pitch invaders.

Podcast 38 — Zidane: Return of the King

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.

Podcast 37 — Agony and Ecstasy in Paris and Madrid

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 30 — Hudson Odoi & the Unfinished Business

Podcast 29 — The Two Faces of Arsenal

Arseblog’s Andrew Mangan joins to discuss the highs and lows at Arsenal, following a big win over Chelsea and the news that head of recruitment Sven Mislintat will leave the Emirates next month. Musa, Michael and Ryan also discuss a pivotal win for Dortmund in Leipzig and much more.

Podcast 29 — The Two Faces of Arsenal

Podcast 28 — Rash Hour

Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss Manchester United’s revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Marcus Rashford won the big game of the weekend against Tottenham. There’s also talk about the Spurs project, Lionel Messi, spygate and some other nonsense.

Podcast 28 — Rash Hour

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 27 — New Year’s Resolutions and Transfer Talk

Podcast 26 — Mourinho gone

On this bonus podcast, Musa and Ryan are joined by Ken Early to discuss Mourinho’s sacking and what the future holds for the Portuguese manager and Manchester United.

Podcast 26 — Mourinho gone

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 20 — El Clásico Duo

Podcast 14 — Turning Points

This week Musa, Michael and Ryan talk about the struggles at Manchester United, Aaron Ramsey’s future amid a changing landscape at Arsenal, and a thrilling weekend in the Bundesliga, where Bayern Munich were displaced at the top after a stunning defeat in Berlin.

Podcast 14 — Turning Points

Podcast 10 — Transitions

Having won their first four games, Watford are the surprise package in the Premier League this season. Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss their rise and other teams in transition, and they cast an eye over the latest in Europe and the deadline day transfers.

Podcast 10 — Transitions

Podcast 9 — Respect, Respect, Respect

Following Jose Mourinho’s extraordinary press conference after Manchester United’s 3-0 defeat by Tottenham Hotspur, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss where United and Mourinho go from here. They are joined by Miguel Delaney, the Independent’s chief football writer, who witnessed the meltdown in Manchester.

Podcast 9 — Respect, Respect, Respect

Podcast 6 — The Beginning

On the first episode of the new season, Musa, Michael and Ryan talk about the opening weekend of the Premier League season, the German Super Cup, Iniesta, Rooney and some of their favourite and least favourite kits.

Podcast 6 — The Beginning

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