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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 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 39 — Mané's Magic In Munich

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

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.

Frenkie & The Fearless

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 36 — 4 Derbies High and Rising

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 35 — Kepa, Solskjaer’s United & Messi’s genius

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 34 — The Future: Vol.2

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 33 — Ander Herrera interview and the Champions League returns

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 32 — City, Sarri and the al-Araibi case

Batman, The Force & El Clásico's New Age

With Barcelona and Real Madrid due to meet three times in a month, Ryan Hunn reflects on El Clásico entering a new age, whilst remaining one of the biggest games in world football.

Batman, The Force & El Clásico's New Age

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 31 — The Overlooked Tough XI

La Liga Weekly: Betis Leave It Late, Rayo's Missed Opportunity

Matchday 20 in the Spanish top flight saw games with consequences at both ends of the table. Ryan Hunn rounds up this week’s La Liga action.

La Liga Weekly: Betis Leave It Late, Rayo's Missed Opportunity

La Liga Weekly: Messi joins 400 club, Athletic Bilbao's run continues

In the first of a new weekly feature, Ryan Hunn reflects on a big weekend in La Liga, including Lionel Messi’s 400th league goal and Iñaki Williams’ brilliant brace.

La Liga Weekly: Messi joins 400 club, Athletic Bilbao's run continues

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 18 — Barca push Lopetegui to the brink, tragedy in Leicester

On this week’s podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan dissect Barcelona’s Clasico victory (00.01) and remark on the tragedy in Leicester (15.01). There’s a preview of an exclusive interview with Michael Ballack and Bundesliga chat (20.37) before a run through of the weekend’s Premier League action (30.50) and other games (45.36)...

Podcast 18 — Barca push Lopetegui to the brink, tragedy in Leicester

Podcast 15 — Real Madrid and Bayern Munich: Why are Europe’s giants struggling?

Bayern Munich go into the international break sixth in the Bundesliga and Real Madrid are on their longest goal drought since 1985. On our latest podcast, Musa, Michael and Ryan discuss their woes and heap praise on the teams that are taking advantage across Europe.

Podcast 15 — Real Madrid and Bayern Munich: Why are Europe’s giants struggling?