Football Weekly

Football Weekly Podcast

The Football Weekly podcast squad brings you a thrice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis – from the Premier League and beyond

What has happened to the Premier League? – Football Weekly
Max Rushden and co discuss Aston Villa’s rout of Liverpool, Manchester United’s surrender to Spurs and perhaps the greatest 1-1 draw of all time at Elland Road. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Calvert-Lewin on fire and fake crowds leaving games early – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Paul Doyle and Jonathan Liew. They discuss the recent Carabao Cup action, including another hat-trick for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, José Mourinho chasing Eric Dier down the tunnel, Paul Doyle’s unusual recipe for improving the League Cup, Jonathan Liew on the Borussia Dortmund model and fake crowds leaving games early. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool too good for Arsenal and how to save the EFL – Football Weekly
Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning are joined by Jordan Jarrett Bryan, Rory Smith, as well as Archie Rhind-Tutt and Sid Lowe, to discuss Liverpool, Arsenal, sad times for Fulham and the German Sam Allardyce. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Handball horrors, flying Foxes and Bayern bashed – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Mark Langdon to review a busy weekend for the handball law, West Ham going rogue, Leicester’s stunning mauling of Manchester City and tasty mascots. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Will grounds stay empty for another six months? – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden is joined by Philippe Auclair, Anne-Marie Batson, Simon Burnton and Sean Ingle to discuss the implications of not allowing fans into grounds for the next six months. There’s the quickest substitution ever, a look at Manchester United’s defence and a weekend preview. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Goals galore in the Premier League – Football Weekly
Max Rushden and co discuss a goal-rich weekend, how to interview Samuel Eto’o, the variable quality of footballs, and how Max would fare up front for Manchester City. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Gareth Bale's Spurs return and the end for Macclesfield – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Jonathan Liew to discuss Macclesfield Town going out of business and Gareth Bale’s return to Tottenham. John Brewin is on hand for the former, and Sid Lowe for the latter. And we find out whether Barry has the Carabao box. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool hold off Leeds and Arsenal show a ruthless side – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Philippe Auclair on the Premier League openers, Barry’s past life, Damien Delaney’s Dream Dinner Party and the return of a Jonathan eating challenge. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Premier League is back – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and John Brewin to preview the new Premier League season, complete with a killer Conor Coady stat and a shock top-four prediction. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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England produce more drama off the field than on it – Football Weekly
After another stodgy performance against Denmark, what does Gareth Southgate need to change to get the best out of his talented England team? Max Rushden is joined by Jonathan Wilson, Jordan Jarrett Bryan and Ed Aarons to discuss the latest round of the Nations League, Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood’s Icelandic misadventure, and the latest transfer news ahead of the start of the Premier League season.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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West Ham worries, under-par England and WSL kicks off – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Flo Lloyd Hughes and Jacob Steinberg to discuss England’s scrappy win in Iceland, West Ham’s woes and the WSL’s opening weekend, with Sid Lowe on hand with the latest Lionel Messi update.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Nations League and WSL return, plus Bale's hair – Football Weekly Extra
Faye Carruthers is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Jonathan Wilson to discuss all things Nations League, Gareth Bale and James Rodríguez, while Flo Lloyd-Hughes previews the new WSL season. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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A star is born in José Mourinho – Football Weekly podcast
Faye Carruthers is joined by Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini, Barney Ronay and Sid Lowe to discuss the new Tottenham Hotspur documentary, the Community Shield and the Women’s Champions League final. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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How the white football was dismissed as an unwanted fad
The white ball was widely disliked during trials in 1927 and one manufacturer declared it ‘practically impossible to make’. It would take another 24 years for the Football League to give it the go-ahead. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The fight to save clubs amid financial turmoil – Football Weekly Extra
Melissa Rudd is joined by Barry Glendenning, John Nicholson and Kevin Miles from the Football Supporters Association to look at the FSA’s Sustain the Game initiative, aiming to protect football clubs. How do we ensure football clubs are better able to survive the financial stress that saw Bury go under one year ago? And have top flight clubs really missed having fans in the stadium during lockdown? Meanwhile, Sid Lowe gives us the inside story on Lionel Messi’s transfer request, and reviews last night’s win...

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Does Lionel Messi really want away from Barcelona? – Football Weekly
Melissa Rudd is joined by Barry Glendenning , Philippe Auclair and Anne-Marie Batson to look into Lionel Messi’s transfer request, and Harry Maguire’s conviction in Greece. The pod also talk fixture chaos, Women’s Champions League, and explore Barry’s expensive nights out in Las Vegas. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Bayern Munich crowned European champions – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Liew and Jonathan Wilson look back at all the Champions League final talking points, as Bayern overcame PSG. We also take a brief look at Sevilla’s Europa League glory. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Bayern juggernaut, fixtures and Wiegman – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Flo Lloyd-Hughes preview the two European finals, discuss Sarina Wiegman’s future role as England women’s manager and Ronald Koeman’s arrival at Barcelona. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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PSG party, tight trousers and Koeman’s move to Barcelona – Football Weekly
Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning are joined by Archie Rhind-Tutt and Philippe Auclair to discuss Paris Saint-Germain’s progression to the Champions League final, how Internazionale showed Barry up with their 5-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk, Julian Nagelsmann’s credentials as a style icon and whether Ronald Koeman’s Barça dream come true is all it seems. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Barcelona blues, the Sevilla League and Pep's overthinking – Football Weekly
Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning are joined by Sid Lowe and Mark Langdon to discuss Barça’s 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern, Guardiola’s tendency to overthink and Sevilla bidding for a sixth Europa League title. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Barcelona blues, the Sevilla League and Pep's overthinking – Football Weekly
Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning are joined by Sid Lowe and Mark Langdon to discuss Barça’s 8-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern, Guardiola’s tendency to overthink and Sevilla bidding for a sixth Europa League title. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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PSG's late show plus Macclesfield and Charlton fears – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jordan Jarrett Bryan and Lars Sivertsen discuss PSG’s late win over Atalanta, the Europa League quarter-finals and the perilous state of Charlton and Macclesfield with Ben Fisher. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Club ownership, soft power and human rights – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Philippe Auclair, David Conn and James Dorsey explore the foreign ownership of clubs, and the human rights abuses within some countries whose consortia have been buying – or attempting to buy – them. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Champions League and a return for the witch's curse – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay to discuss the recent Champions League and Europa League clashes, an unlikely overhaul at Juventus and transfer fees for toasters. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Europa League is go - Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Mark Langdon, and Lars Sivertsen to discuss the Europa League action, preview the forthcoming Champions League clashes, and explore the potential for butter podcasts. Meanwhile Nick Ames joins us to discuss the redundancies announced at Arsenal.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Fulham's Premier League return and footballing bookworms - Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Jonathan Liew to discuss Fulham’s return to the Premier League and we talk about VAR coughing and footballers who read books. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Arsenal's FA Cup win and the Scottish Premiership's return – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Philippe Auclair to discuss Arsenal’s FA Cup Final win over Chelsea, Eddie Howe’s departure from Bournemouth and a review of the opening weekend in Scotland with Ewan Murray. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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FA Cup final preview and a farewell to Griffin Park – Football Weekly Extra
Elis James is joined by Barry Glendenning, Simon Burnton and Jonathan Liew to discuss Brentford dashing Swansea dreams, Arsenal and Chelsea’s date at Wembley, and fantasy league players to sign for next season. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Championship play-offs, transfer talk and Juve's latest title – Football Weekly
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Jacob Steinberg and Jonathan Fadugba discuss the play-off semi-final first legs, this summer’s potential moves and look at Juventus’ record ninth straight Serie A title. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Winners and losers as Premier League's 352-day season ends – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen discuss the final day of the Premier League season, as Manchester United and Chelsea clinch Champions League places, and Aston Villa avoid relegation by a single point.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool's trophy and Championship madness – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Ben Fisher and Marcus Bean discuss Liverpool’s flamboyant title display, Paul Pogba refusing to take a ball in the face and Elis James joins for a review of the Championship’s crazy night. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Analysing Real Madrid's title triumph and Ronaldo's goals – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Sid Lowe, Nicky Bandini and Lars Sivertsen look back over Real Madrid’s title success, discuss Cristiano Ronaldo’s continued goalscoring exploits in Italy and the 2020 Ballon d’Or being cancelled. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Leeds United are back in the Premier League – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Paul Doyle to discuss Leeds’s Championship triumph in the company of Daniel Chapman from the Square Ball podcast, plus the weekend’s FA Cup semis. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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David Silva, Championship thrills and Twitter accounts – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden is joined by Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Paul MacInnes and Jonathan Liew to also discuss Virgil van Dijk’s David Luiz tribute act, collective love for Wolves’ Raúl Jiménez and which clubs they have no feelings for. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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A deep dive into Manchester City's Euro reprieve – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Tariq Panja and Barney Ronay to discuss Manchester City’s escape from a two-year European football ban. They also discuss their collective love for Adebayo Akinfenwa, and Barney’s preferred pudding recipe. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Memories of Jack Charlton and Man City's Cas verdict – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Mark Langdon pay tribute to former Leeds United and England defender Jack Charlton. Also they react to Manchester City’s Cas verdict, round-up the key talking points from the Premier League and take a look at the Champions League and Europa League quarter-final draw.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Eddie Nketiah, Eric Dier and disciplinary debates – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jonathan Fadugba to discuss Eddie Nketiah’s red card for Arsenal, Eric Dier’s four-game ban for Tottenham, and Scottish farming communities of the 19th century. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Barcelona after Lionel Messi, Juventus and José Mourinho – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Sid Lowe and Nicky Bandini discuss the future for Barcelona and Lionel Messi and Juventus as they edge closer to another title in Italy. Plus, Archie Rhind-Tutt talks about how Bayern Munich secured another trophy at the weekend. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Mason Greenwood and the Manchester United renaissance – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning , Jacqui Oatley and John Brewin to discuss young English strikers making an impact over the weekend, and Jamie Vardy’s incredible 100 Premier League goals. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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West Ham stun Chelsea and racial bias in commentary – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Liew, David Hytner, and Ben Fisher discuss this week’s Premier League and EFL fixtures. Plus, they take a closer look at racial bias in English commentary. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Power, corruption and lies - Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Tariq Panja to discuss the ownership, agents, backroom deals and Fifa. Suzy Wrack joins us to look at how Australia and New Zealand triumphed over Colombia in the bid to host the Women’s World Cup in 2023. And we ponder the prospects of Manchester City’s appeal against their Uefa ban succeeding at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Taking a deep dive into Liverpool's title-winning campaign – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Ceylon Andi Hickman, Andy Hunter and Gregg Bakowski discuss all the elements behind Liverpool’s first title win in 30 years. Plus the rest of the weekend’s Premier League and FA Cup action. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool on edge of glory and a rare Manchester United hat-trick – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Marcus Bean look back at the midweek Premier League games as Liverpool now stand on the verge of the Premier League title. The team also discuss Anthony Martial’s hat-trick, Arsenal dishing out contracts like it’s Christmas, the latest action in Europe and they preview the FA Cup quarter finals. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Brilliant Benzema, awesome Atalanta and first-rate Flick – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Sid Lowe, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Nicky Bandini to discuss the European leagues, predatory water birds, foul-mouthed managers, and the contents of Barry’s mantelpiece. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Premier League and Championship: a slow restart – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Barney Ronay discuss the first full weekend of the restarted season, which wasn’t as exciting as many would have hoped. Plus: Ben Fisher on the Championship. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Premier League returns and Sir Marcus Rashford – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jordan Jarrett-Bryan on return of the Premier League, goal-line technology and David Luiz. The panel also talk about Marcus Rashford, the Coppa Italia final and preview the weekend. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The life and times of Jonathan Liew and Premier League returns – Football Weekly
Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning dig into the Jonathan Liew archive with the man himself, including his stint on Countdown and a famous spat with a certain BBC Cricket Correspondent. They also talk about the Premier League’s imminent return and, with Sid Lowe, about a successful restart for La Liga A new version of this episode was uploaded on 17/06/20 to amend a technical glitch.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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How will lower-league teams survive the shutdown? – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Suzanne Wrack, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Faye Carruthers and Ali Maxwell to discuss the EFL’s decision to cancel the League One and Two seasons. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Europe's major leagues prepare for restart – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden is joined by Sid Lowe, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Nicky Bandini to compare how Spain, Italy and Germany have approached the resumption of football. Plus, Archie’s Tinder Tales update and fans hiding in German forests. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Black Lives Matter, racism in football and representation in sports media – Football Weekly special
Max Rushden, Troy Townsend, Elliot Ross and Jordan Jarrett-Bryan discuss football’s reaction to the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd and ask whether this reaction is good enough. They also look inwards and ask questions about black representation in sports media, as well as discussing some of the incidents that have marred football since our last special on racism. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Premier League and a history of African players in the UK – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Philippe Auclair, Nick Ames and Ed Aarons discuss how many of the returning top flight’s 92 live TV matches they’ll be able to stomach, the League One row, action in the Bundesliga and Ed’s new book. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The life and times of Barney Ronay – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning and Barney Ronay to discuss Barney’s life and times, including how Charlton v Manchester City got him hooked on football. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The inside track on Newcastle United's Saudi suitors – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, James Montague, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Alex Hurst – chair of Newcastle United Supporters Trust – to discuss the issues surrounding the possible Saudi takeover of the club.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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England's Euro 96 win over Netherlands revisited – Football Weekly
Max and Barry are joined by Simon Burnton and Jacob Steinberg to discuss England’s Euro 96 victory over the Netherlands. Plus Archie Rhind-Tutt and Sid Lowe are on hand to talk Bundesliga and the return of La Liga. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Illicit haircuts, Celtic's title and lifting morale – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jonathan Liew discuss the Premier League’s return to training, rogue trims, Celtic being crowned champions of Scotland, the future of women’s football and plenty more. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Rijkaard, Kluivert and Ajax 1995 (plus the Bundesliga!) – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn discuss the 1995 Champions League final as a turning point in European football in the 1990s, Frank Rijkaard coming full circle in more ways than one, and Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to talk about the restart of the Bundesliga. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Farce and fascism at the 1936 Olympics – Football Weekly special
Recently, you may have heard us talking about the new Guardian podcast Forgotten Stories of Football – a place where you can hear some of the best football stories you’ve probably never heard before. And as the series is now live, we thought we would bring you the first episode: how Nazi bullying and controversial victories overshadowed Italy’s gold medal at the Berlin Games. Make sure to subscribe to Forgotten Stories of Football wherever you get your podcasts. Help support our independent journalism at th...

Blackburn's title memories and the threat to amateur football – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning talk to Michael Butler on and about the 25th anniversary Blackburn winning the Premier League, memories of the 1994-95 season and the pain of being unable to play football at grassroots level. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool's Istanbul miracle and the row in Scotland – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Gregg Bakowski discuss Liverpool’s triumph in Istanbul, the half-time leavers, the second-half revival and wobbly legs on and off the pitch, while Ewan Murray updates us on all things Scotland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Jacqui Oatley's career and Bundesliga returns – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning talk to Jacqui Oatley about the ups and downs of being the first woman to commentate on Match of the Day and her love of Wolves. Also, Archie Rhind-Tutt on the impending return of the Bundesliga. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Q&A and Detective Wilson – Football Weekly Extra Extra
Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning answer a mailbag Q&A from Football Weekly listeners, there’s news of an argument over an egg and chapter seven of Detective Wilson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Platini, pain and penalties: France v West Germany 1982 – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul Doyle and Philippe Auclair discuss the Night of Seville, including Battiston v Schumacher, Michel Platini and the first World Cup penalty shootout. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Sid Lowe on Michael Robinson plus Euro confusion – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Sid Lowe on Ligue 1 stopping, La Liga restarting, Mauricio Pochettino’s late-night voice memos and the importance of Michael Robinson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Manchester United v Arsenal rivalry revisited – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and John Brewin discuss Manchester United 0-1 Arsenal from 2002, Sir Alex Ferguson v Arsène Wenger, legacies, tackles, Mark Venus, ‘Project Restart’ and Detective Wilson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Inverting Jonathan Wilson, plus the Toon takeover tussle – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry, Glendenning, and Jonathan Wilson discuss Roker Park, an Indian monastery, Jimmy Hill, how best-selling books come together, Amnesty International v the Public Investment Fund and Dolly Parton. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Remembering USA v Norway: the first Women's World Cup final – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Suzy Wrack and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss the 1991 Fifa World Championship for Women’s Football for the M&Ms Cup final (no, seriously), the future of the women’s game, drive-in solutions and chapter five of Detective Wilson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Lars Sivertsen, Newcastle and Scotland – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, and Lars Sivertsen discuss … Lars Sivertsen – growing up in Norway and becoming TV2’s Premier League correspondent at 24 – Newcastle going from frying pan to fire and a breakthrough in Scotland. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Italy v Brazil 1982: Paolo Rossi, samba skills and classic kits – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Jonathan Wilson discuss the 1982 World Cup meeting between Italy and Brazil, widely regarded as one of the best and most significant games of all time. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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How to restart the season and Raddy Antic's legacy – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Sid Lowe and Tariq Panja discuss seasons potentially restarting in Spain and Germany, the #PlayersTogether charity fund and Spurs limboing under a low bar. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The 1998 World Cup final and the riddle of Ronaldo – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Lars Sivertsen discuss the 1998 World Cup final between Brazil and France, the Ronaldo situation, the obsession with footballers’ wages, changes in Ireland and chapter three of Detective Wilson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Philippe Auclair on Fifa, Cantona and board games – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Philippe Auclair discuss Fifa and football governance, Philippe’s favourite sport, mushroom-collecting, juggling careers in music and football, furloughing and George Best. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The 1973 FA Cup final and The English Game – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Jonathan Wilson discuss Sunderland v Leeds in the 1973 FA Cup final, the Belarusian Premier League, The English Game and chapter two of Detective Wilson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Sid Lowe on Sid Lowe – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Sid Lowe discuss... Sid Lowe! Find out how Sid’s PhD on fascism is connected to his career path, how Estella is now less of a Get Out Of The House Free card than a week ago and how a boy from north London came to idolise Kenny Dalglish. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Sid Lowe on Sid Lowe – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Sid Lowe discuss... Sid Lowe! Find out how Sid’s PhD on fascism is connected to his career path, how Estella is now less of a Get Out Of The House Free card than a week ago and how a boy from north London came to idolise Kenny Dalglish. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Hand of God revisited – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn discuss Argentina vs England from Mexico ‘86, podcasting through a crisis, financial solutions for the Football League, stanchions vs net ripples and chapter one of Detective Wilson. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Football crisis, the A-League and Positivity Corner – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jonathan Liew discuss Uefa’s latest announcements, a call for Premier League help down the pyramid, games which didn’t happen and are still happening, plus a new Positivity Corner. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Shutdowns, Fifa and dealing with a general lack of football – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss football in the time of Covid-19, Karren Brady’s suggestion, Phil Neville’s time running out, correspondents on lockdown and a prize pig. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Shutdowns, Fifa and dealing with a general lack of football – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss football in the time of Covid-19, Karren Brady’s suggestion, Phil Neville’s time running out, correspondents on lockdown and a prize pig. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Football and Covid-19, plus Ultras and the Champions League – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and James Montague discuss football’s response to Covid-19, European departures for Liverpool and Tottenham, PSG players’ life choices and lifting the lid on Ultras. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Manchester derby, José slams Ndombele and Serie A latest – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Mark Langdon and Philippe Auclair discuss Manchester United’s double over their neighbours, Chelsea thumping Everton, José Mourinho’s comments on Tanguy Ndombele and we get the latest on Italy as Coronavirus threat deepens. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Dier straits, the FA Cup and coronavirus – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Nick Ames and John Brewin discuss the most recent Eric to visit the stands uninvited, Liverpool’s extended wobble, Billy Gilmour’s past lives, a long overdue cup run for Newcastle and more. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool's shock loss, more City silverware and German banners – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Kate Mason discuss the end of Liverpool’s unbeaten run, which colour Phil Foden will wear the next time he plays at Wembley, the race for fourth (and/or fifth) and a mixed clásico. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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City slickers and Gnabry's love of London – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Lars Sivertsen on Guardiola: the master of surprise, the chasm between Chelsea and Bayern, the straight line speed of Aston Villa goalkeepers and Brummie boundaries. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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City slickers and Gnabry's love of London – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Lars Sivertsen on Guardiola: the master of surprise, the chasm between Chelsea and Bayern, the straight line speed of Aston Villa goalkeepers and Brummie boundaries. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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José's blues, boom Saka-laka and the Wilson Scenario – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay discuss Frank Lampard’s changes, VAR inaction, Saka for England, the Wilson Scenario, Jota and cold, a Real Madrid crisis and whether there is anything that Erling Braut Haaland cannot do. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Manchester City's ban, the race for fifth and more – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss Manchester City’s ban from Europe, José Mourinho’s stink eye, Arsenal’s positive goal difference and explaining Rory Delap compilations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Championship and a talk about mental health – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Archie Rhind-Tutt and George Elek discuss the topsy-turvy Leeds United story, Rooney’s impact at Derby, Moss v Gosling, and we have a frank discussion about mental health. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Blades cut loose, seven-goal thrillers and scheduled tweets – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Lars Sivertsen discuss Sheffield United’s resilience, Carlo Ancelotti’s management style (or lack of), a windy day in the Championship, Samuel Umtiti’s alleged party antics and kebab news. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Trouble at Barcelona, FA Cup replays and more – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Will Unwin and Kate Mason discuss Liverpool’s kids winning, Jan Vertonghen looking sad, future reforms of the Premier League, helicopters and footballers going to nightclubs. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Heroic Villans, Liverpool march on and transfer nonsense – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Mark Langdon and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool and inevitable victories, a Manchester United victory in vain, Arsenal winning with youth and a lot of questions about Canada. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Mike Dean's 500, silly saves and when corner flags attack – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss a big save at Carrow Road, Rashford’s woes, Pope v Pickford, Bonny v Clyde, flying corner flags and a Mike Dean milestone. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Quique Setién at Barça, Mata's magic and Love Island – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Jon Brodkin discuss Juan Mata’s slow march to a one-on-one, Christian Eriksen’s farewell tour, Harry Kane and England’s Euro inevitability, Love Island and Vera. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Runaway Reds, Agüero records and Barcelona – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Philippe Auclair discuss Liverpool’s continued dominance, Sergio Agüero breaking records, tackles late, hard or a combination of the two, Bielsa and AVB. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Cup crackers, brilliant Bielsa and the Saudi Supercopa – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, John Brewin and Nick Ames review the Carabao Cup semi-finals, Leeds’s impressive display against Arsenal, the FA Cup’s broadcast deal with gambling companies, the Spanish Supercopa in Saudi Arabia and the latest January transfer gossip. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Arteta Effect, Mourinho's malaise and more – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Elliot Ross discuss Mikel Arteta’s first win at Arsenal, Nigel Pearson getting the job done, the Moyes bounce, VAR taking and giving, plus a feast of glorious goals. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Arsenal fall flat, Liverpool march on and Old Firm history – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Kate Mason and Ryan Hunn discuss Arsenal’s surprising/unsurprising capitulation against Chelsea, Liverpool win again, City stumbling again, Rangers changing history at Celtic Park and a nine-goal thriller in the Championship. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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A bad day for Foxes and Pardew back in the game – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Simon Burnton discuss the Boxing Day action in the Premier League and Football League, Alan Pardew’s new gig, transfer rumours and Barry’s life lessons from India. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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World champions Liverpool and Manchester City school Leicester - Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool becoming champions of the world, more racist abuse, Watford’s vital win, vitriol towards AFTV and rodents tampering with VAR in France.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool’s busy 24 hours, manager moves and more – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Jonathan Liew, Faye Carruthers and Nick Ames discuss Liverpool, Ancelotti and Arteta throw some surprises, the tyranny of Big Dunc, disappearing football stands and a familiar voice down the phone. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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De Bruyne the destroyer and Barça v Real Madrid preview - Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Mark Langdon and Philippe Auclair discuss City sweeping Arsenal aside, Bournemouth continuing to be Chelsea’s bogey team, Duncan Ferguson’s treatment of Moise Kean and a preview of a very important El Clasico on Wednesday. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The Premier League's Champions League stroll, Fifa, Kinder eggs and more – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Philippe Auclair, Nicky Bandini and Jonathan Wilson discuss Salah’s precise finishing, Chelsea’s transfer targets, the unbearable dominance of the group stages, a Hungarian talent among others waiting to be scooped up by bigger boys and a home without Kinder eggs. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Duncan Ferguson lifts Everton gloom and Son goes solo – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, John Brewin, Flo Lloyd-Hughes and George Elek discuss Solskjær’s derby advantage, Big Dunc’s energy, Son v Ronaldo, Liverpool and Leicester, WSL wondergoals and a one-sided cup final. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Magical Mané, flying Foxes and Watford worries – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Simon Burnton, Philippe Auclair and Kate Mason discuss Sadio Mané, Mourinho’s long ball, Jesus scoring past Pope, Lampard v Terry, Eddie Howe’s choices and another update from Barry’s trip to India. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Hillsborough: the 30-year fight for justice – Football Weekly special
In the latest pod, we spoke about this episode of the Guardian’s Today in Focus podcast that looked at the Hillsborough disaster, in which 96 Liverpool fans lost their lives. In light of the recent not guilty verdict delivered to David Duckenfield, David Conn speaks to Rachel Humphreys about the pursuit of justice by the families of the bereaved Originally aired: Monday 2 December. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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No new manager bounce at Arsenal as Liverpool march on – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Gregg Bakowski and Tim Stillman discuss a change of manager at Arsenal, Liverpool’s inexorable march and juggling homework with stopping Cristiano Ronaldo. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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No new manager bounce at Arsenal as Liverpool march on – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Gregg Bakowski and Tim Stillman discuss a change of manager at Arsenal, Liverpool’s inexorable march and juggling homework with stopping Cristiano Ronaldo. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Dier straits, lethal Lewandowski and Monk v Clotet – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, John Brewin and Sam Diss discuss the sacrifice of Eric Dier, Lewandowski’s shooting boots, a prodigious Norwegian, Rihanna in Turin and the joy of blasting into an empty net. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Dier straits, lethal Lewandowski and Monk v Clotet – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, John Brewin and Sam Diss discuss the sacrifice of Eric Dier, Lewandowski’s shooting boots, a prodigious Norwegian, Rihanna in Turin and the joy of blasting into an empty net. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The new Mou, Emery on the brink and a question of fish – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Jonathan Liew discuss Mourinho’s humility, a ding-dong at the Etihad, depleting patience at Arsenal, Everton and West Ham, Antonio Conte’s special advice and Fish Or Not A Fish?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The new Mou, Emery on the brink and a question of fish – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay and Jonathan Liew discuss Mourinho’s humility, a ding-dong at the Etihad, depleting patience at Arsenal, Everton and West Ham, Antonio Conte’s special advice and Fish Or Not A Fish?. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Tottenham and Gareth Bale shake it up – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and George Elek discuss Pochettino, Mourinho and Spurs, Elis James’s Wales wonderland, Euro 2020 draw confusion and swapping Europa League for Barnsley. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Tottenham and Gareth Bale shake it up – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and George Elek discuss Pochettino, Mourinho and Spurs, Elis James’s Wales wonderland, Euro 2020 draw confusion and swapping Europa League for Barnsley. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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No sweat for England, Ronaldo's 99th and the WSL weekend – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and John Brewin discuss England winning at a canter, Wales’s Hungarian shootout, Ireland’s Groundhog Day, debutants scoring goals and keepers hitting light fittings. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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England unrest, Bale v The World and tweeting – Football Weekly Extra
Elis James, Barry Glendenning, Nick Ames and Ceylon Andi Hickman on the England camp bust-up, the latest on Gareth Bale, Northern Ireland’s outside chance and being people’s dads without it being weird. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool 3-1 Man City, Pulisic and a Cristiano Ronaldo strop – Football Weekly
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Marcus Christenson and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool vs Man City, The Wilson Scenario, poaching Pulisic, Newcastle winning with a blunt edge and England’s women’s latest defeat. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Chelsea's manic draw with Ajax and Kyle Walker in goal – Football Weekly Extra
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Philippe Auclair discuss Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Ajax, Kyle Walker in goal, pinball goalmouth scrambles in Belgrade, another Brazilian wonderkid and the Lionesses return to Wembley. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Injury agony, Blades cutting through defences and Foxes – Football Weekly
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Gregg Bakowski and Lars Sivertsen discuss André Gomes’s injury, the tears of Son, successful dribblers, Sheffield United’s success, Leicester’s centre-backs and contact lenses. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Is the Carabao Cup the world's best tournament? – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Marcus Bean discuss an extraordinary Anfield contest, Ole regaining control of the Manchester United wheel, Richard Keogh’s sacking, Colchester history and beans. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Is the Carabao Cup the world's best tournament? – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Marcus Bean discuss an extraordinary Anfield contest, Ole regaining control of the Manchester United wheel, Richard Keogh’s sacking, Colchester history and beans. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Is Carabao Cup the world's best tournament? – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Marcus Bean discuss an extraordinary Anfield contest, Ole regaining control of the Manchester United wheel, Richard Keogh’s sacking, Colchester history and beans. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The magic number for Liverpool and Leicester, plus VAR – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss Liverpool’s comeback victory over Spurs, Leicester’s record-breaking rout, the VAR high-bar being too low and Granada topping La Liga. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Champions League, rapid red cards and alligator attacks – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Musa Okwonga discuss Chelsea flying high in Amsterdam, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s worldy, rapid red cards, superstitions and very, very, very obvious handballs. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool's run ends, Lampardball and El Clásico chaos – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Mark Langdon discuss Manchester United’s unexpected point against Liverpool, Sean Dyche vs referees, El Clásico suspended and favourite formations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Euro 2020, Women's Champions League and Reading – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Faye Carruthers discuss Tyrone Mings’s starring role for England against Bulgaria, Ireland’s Groundhog Day, a Faroese player in Bristol and a Canadian ‘winless skid’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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After the racism in Bulgaria, where do we go from here? – Football Weekly special
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay, Troy Townsend, Musa Okwonga, Elliot Ross and Kevin Miles come together to discuss the racist incidents during England’s 6-0 win in Bulgaria and to explore whether the response on and off the pitch is a watershed moment. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Euro 2020 updates, China's grand plan and Petr Cech on ice – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paul MacInnes discuss England’s defeat in Prague, Welsh consistency, Scotland wading through San Marino, Euro 2020 permutations and, er, a reality Cech. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Euro 2020, Next Generation and the lure of Guildford – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Marcus Christenson discuss the security of Harry Kane’s starting berth, Wales’s testing time, mass departures in the Football League and Phil Neville making unforced errors in press conferences … again. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Manchester misery, Figo in Guildford and lads, it's Tottenham – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay discuss crises abound at Spurs, Everton and both Manchester clubs, while Sid Lowe and Nicky Bandini are on the line to talk La Liga and Serie A. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Tottenham's tonking and the future of the game – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and John Nicholson on Bayern’s rout of Spurs, Liverpool’s complacency, Phil Foden’s badge-pointing and the existential battle for the future of the people’s game. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Flying Foxes, hopeless Hornets and a kit clash postponement – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss Leicester’s big win, Liverpool’s little win, Chelsea’s clean sheet, Watford’s underlying numbers, Kasper Dolberg’s watch and Cefn Druids’ kit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Carabao Cup shocks and the death of Sahar Khodayari – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Marcus Bean on the latest lurch south by Spurs, Pep Guardiola’s response to the Bernardo Silva incident, young players, debutants and the devastating case of ‘Blue Girl’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool's joy of six, United adrift and a leaping policeman – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Nick Ames discuss Liverpool’s 100% record continuing at Chelsea, defeats for Spurs and Solskjær, Manchester City putting 8 (eight) past Watford and a policeman forgetting where he was. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The return of the Champions League – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Philippe Auclair discuss action in the Champions League group stage as three of the four English teams stumbled, plus a rugby XV of current and former players. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Harry Kane moves up the charts, Bendtner-mania and more – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Mark Langdon and Suzy Wrack discuss England’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria, Ryan Giggs in trouble even as Wales win, a big test for Northern Ireland, Bendtner-mania and a manager quitting out of boredom. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Euro 2020 qualifiers, Inter Ultras and Phil Neville – Football Weekly Extra
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Will Unwin discuss the international break, Giggs in trouble, the return of women’s club football, Inter’s Ultras tell Romelu Lukaku what is and isn’t racism and Phil Neville’s confusing public image. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Arsenal v Spurs analysis, dives, Bakery Jatta and more – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay discuss a scrappy, shambling north London derby, top six stumbles, the difference between two English dives, a curious case of dubious identity in Germany and The Wilson Scenario. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Bury, Carabao upsets and the Alexis Sánchez mystery – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Michael Butler discuss the expulsion of Bury from the Football League, midweek fun between second XIs, Chris Smalling and innovative Carabao Cup draw ideas. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Liverpool lord it, Spurs shocked and Barnes bangers – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Tim Stillman discuss defeats for Tottenham and Manchester United, Ashley and Harvey Barnes on target, goals galore on the continent and a new crime novel seeking publishers. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Penalty palaver, Neymar and strife at Bolton and Bury – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Philippe Auclair discuss penalty rock-paper-scissors, strife at Bury and Bolton, the return of Serie A, Neymar’s movements and breaking news from the Netherlands. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Handballs, the Pukki Party and La Liga starts with a bang – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Paul MacInnes discuss the late VAR drama at the Etihad, Teemu Pukki being in contention for the Golden Boot and dramatic opening weekends in La Liga and the Bundesliga. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Clujless Celtic, Super Cup heroes and big Euro previews – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jacob Steinberg and Marcus Bean discuss the Champions League, Super Cup, Carabao Cup, racism in youth football, the aftermath of a playing career and some European league previews. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Big guns off to a flyer in Premier League amid VAR confusion – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and John Brewin discuss Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Chelsea, VAR’s first weekend in the Premier League, big wins for Brighton and Burnley and. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Premier League preview, Iwobi at Everton and image rights – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen discuss the Premier League season ahead, Alex Iwobi’s shock move to Everton, Wayne Rooney’s suspicious squad number, image rights and water balloon partners. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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The big kick-off, English centre-backs and Crusty – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Mark Langdon discuss the Community Shield, Harry Maguire and the centre-back daisy chain, Nicolas Pépé, the return of the Football League and Crusty the Pie. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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While we're away … listen to Barry on The Spin
Barry Glendenning is still stuck in the studio. While the rest of the Football Weekly squad are on holiday, he’s been guesting on The Guardian’s new cricket podcast The Spin. So if you can’t wait for Max, Barry and co to return with all the new season’s action, why not try a different ball game? Subscribe to The Spin now, just in time for the Ashes, which begins on 1 August with the first Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweek...

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Joy for Rapinoe and co, a 'nonsense' loss for England and Lionel Messi – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss the USA’s World Cup final glory and White House hopes, England ‘nonsense’ loss against Sweden ( according to Phil Neville), and Lionel Messi’s claims of “corruption’ at the Copa América. And the pod is off on its holidays...we’ll send you a postcard. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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England's heartache, USA v Netherlands and Frank Lampard – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Chris Paouros discuss the Women’s World Cup semi-finals, the Copa América, Gold Cup, Afcon, Frank Lampard returning to Chelsea and Batman. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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England v USA, the Copa América and Afcon 2019 – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss England’s inexorable march to World Cup glory, the USA ‘spygate’ episode, Luis Suárez’s tears, the back streets of Alexandria and Elton John. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Scotland collapse, England move on and Totti hits out – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss the latest Women’s World Cup drama, VAR’s increasing prominence, Copa América and a Totti meltdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Women's World Cup, Copa América and a supermarket treat – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Marcus Christenson, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss Australia’s comeback against Brazil, England’s huffing and puffing, Scotland’s flattering scorelines and reviews of a supermarket in Colindale. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Thrashings, tackles and Welsh worries – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Michael Butler and Chris Paouros discuss a record-breaking World Cup win, follow-throughs, Wales in trouble, Lionel Messi making a lot of money and the perils of being a non-league referee. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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All eyes on Women's World Cup, plus the Nations League and more – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Lars Sivertsen, Mark Langdon and Suzy Wrack discuss the opening weekend of France 2019, the conclusion of the Nations League, disrespect via kitchen utensils and an Ultrasling 3. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Nations League, the Women's World Cup and more – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Philippe Auclair discuss the Nations League with familiar themes on and off the pitch for England, a 2019 World Cup preview, transfers, Fifa and box-office VAR. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Brilliant Liverpool are kings of Europe once again – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Gregg Bakowski and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool’s Champions League win, next steps for those involved, England women’s misstep in their final friendly before the World Cup and water pistols. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Late play-off drama, a treble treble and joy for Valencia – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Faye Carruthers, Jonathan Wilson and Ben Fisher discuss play-off wins for Charlton and Tranmere, Celtic’s treble treble, Valencia’s Copa del Rey victory, a laboured win for England Women and much more. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Admin special, play-off previews and life as a released player – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Marcus Bean and Ali Maxwell discuss Uefa’s Europa League final problems, Fifa’s World Cup ticketing problems, life after being released by your club and Batistuta’s red and white army. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Dominance and difficult questions for Manchester City – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Mark Langdon discuss Manchester City 6-0 Watford, the price of supremacy, the Women’s Champions League, a rare crestfallen goalscoring keeper and botched Panenkas. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Play-off madness, Manchester City and Italy – Football Weekly Extra
Elis James, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and George Elek discuss Frank Lampard’s Derby County, John Terry’s Aston Villa, Mike Dean’s Tranmere Rovers and Manchester City’s public missteps. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Manchester City clinch the title to dash Liverpool dreams – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Simon Burnton discuss the end of the Premier League title race, a Baku reality check, Hughton gone, excessive punishment and fashion trends. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Tucking in to a full English and ludicrous drama – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Gregg Bakowski and Eliot Rothwell discuss a comeback, a comeback, a ridiculous goal, another ridiculous goal, Sid’s ham garage breaking AirBnB records and lots more besides. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Premier League title race goes to the wire – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Mark Langdon and Archie Rhind-Tutt discuss Liverpool forcing the title race to the final weekend, Chelsea stumbling over the line, Manchester United unable to cliché their way out of trouble, an emotional Aaron Ramsey and Football League climaxes. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Ajax, Messi, Bolton and a weekend preview – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul Doyle and Paolo Bandini discuss Ajax’s whirlwind win at Spurs, Liverpool’s defeat to a Messi masterclass, Football League permutations, Bolton and detectives at the snooker. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Manchester City inch towards title, plus PFA gongs and Leeds – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Lars Sivertsen discuss a dismal top-four clash, the PFA Awards, Leeds playing dirty – and then not, plus the Bundesliga title race. Oh, and Lars goes full #teamNeymar. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Manchester City's derby delight, focus on Burnley and eggs – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Michael Butler discuss the Manchester derby, Liverpool’s hopes, Burnley’s growing regard on Merseyside, early goals, late goals, Sean Dyche at Winterfell and eggs. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Top two dominate, Manchester United collapse and a Benteke goal – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen discuss Manchester City and Liverpool’s Premier League dominance, defensive collapses for Arsenal and Manchester United and whether you’d prefer a team of Scott Browns or Lee Cattermoles.. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Absurdity at the Etihad, vibrant Ajax and cones of shame – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Eliot Rothwell discuss the chaos of Manchester City’s 4-3 win over Tottenham, the vivacity of Ajax’s 2-1 win at Juventus and a telegraphed Troy Deeney red card. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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A topsy-turvy title race and the John Delaney saga – Football Weekly
Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Vaishali Bhardwaj on the Premier League, Ole parked down the road, Lucas Moura’s child inconveniencing journalists and zero Game of Thrones spoilers. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Kane's pain, Solskjær's struggles and noisy exits – Football Weekly Extra
Elis James, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paolo Bandini discuss Tottenham’s resilience, Old Trafford’s shabbiness, Liverpool’s pressure valve release, Ajax’s vibrance and Diego Costa’s potential misunderstanding. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Watford in wonderland, Der Klassiker and celebrity black pudding – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Mark Langdon discuss Liverpool’s Premier League advantage, Watford rising from the dead, Arsenal losing tamely, again, coconuts on the pitch and ‘celebrity black pudding’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Solskjær's sticky run, City on top and Moise Kean – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Gregg Bakowski and Paolo Bandini discuss Manchester United’s stumble, Manchester City’s dominance, Fulham’s capitulation, grand stadium openings and racist abuse in Italy. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod...

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Crowd trouble, Spurs crumble and Zidane returns to Real – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Jacqui Oatley and Mark Langdon discuss Spurs and Chelsea dropping points, issues with crowd safety, which England player is playing the best this season and Real Madrid’s shock managerial reappointment...

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Derbies galore and Manchester City go top – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and John Brewin discuss a windy Merseyside derby, Vincent Kompany’s impressive defensive header, the fourth clásico of the season, an emotional honour for West Ham legend Billy Bonds, and Lars’ love for brass bands....

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Super Son, Manchester City, the WSL and more – Football Weekly
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Suzy Wrack discuss Manchester City winning ugly, the brilliance of Son Heung-min, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, intransigence and gnocchi...

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All eyes on the Premier League – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson, and Lars Sivertsen discuss a six-goal thriller in Bournemouth, early-window transfer moves, the Solskjær train rolling on, unpunished horror tackles and talent drain...

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Goodbye Mourinho, hello Solskjær – Football Weekly Extra
Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Ewan Murray discuss José Mourinho’s Manchester United exit, Carabao Cup action, bottle-throwers, fitba, Bundesliga pace-setters, Premier League previews and Alan Hutton...

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England make the semis, Irish pain and Swiss on a roll – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paul Watson to discuss England’s success in the Nations League, Irish woe on both sides of the border, Wales falling at the final hurdle, Switzerland 5-2 Belgium and Jamie Cureton’s milestone...

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Stalemates, comebacks and high horses – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Paolo Bandini as they discuss Liverpool’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City, José Mourinho living to fight another day, Villa’s vacancy and Halesowen Town...

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Not a weekend for the Premier League underdog – Football Weekly
Max is joined by Barry Glendenning, Archie Rhind-Tutt and Mark Langdon to review the first Premier League weekend of the season, Liverpool’s impressive start, same old Arsenal (or is it?), Luke Shaw’s release from wherever José Mourinho was hiding him and a foul from Burundi Football Weekly in conversation: ‘We beat Love Island to top spot’...

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France lift the trophy as Russia 2018 ends on a high – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co discuss France’s World Cup final triumph over Croatia, another penalty, another controversial VAR incident, the tournament’s highs and lows and players taking shots to the conkers If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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England finish fourth and a World Cup final preview – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co discuss England’s 2-0 defeat to Belgium, tactics obsessives, individual awards, ‘it’s coming home’, the World Cup legacy and a pre-season friendly which ended 22-0. If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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England's dreams over as Croatia take the next step – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co discuss the end of England’s World Cup dreams, Bond villain defenders, third-place play-offs, West Ham’s transfer approach and FW live If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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France into the final as destiny calls for England – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co discuss France becoming the first finalist of the 2018 World Cup, a Thibaut Courtois post-match meltdown, England’s hopes, dreams and fears, Cristiano Ronaldo’s move and Welsh nightmares. If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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England into semi-finals, Croatia end Russia's run – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co discuss England’s quarter-final win, Croatia’s punishing victory over hosts Russia, Cristiano Ronaldo transfer machinations, Croydon bus stops and baby choices If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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Roberto Martínez still unbeaten while France push on – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co discuss the first two quarter-finals, Roberto Martínez’s unbeaten streak, Brazilian histrionics, an England update and places that sound like flatulence If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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England's penalty heroics, Sweden march on and quarter-finals to savour – World Cup football daily
Max and co discuss England’s first ever penalty shootout win at a World Cup, Sweden progressing, a Mrs Granqvist update, Paul Konchesky and which of our panellists dealt with tonight’s football the best If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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Spain out, Croatia squeaking through and Sergio Ramos's barber – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co discuss Spain’s premature exit, a penalty shootout low on quality, Sergio Ramos’s barber, a Russian who barely touched the ball and Kasper Schmeichel’s balls If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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The loneliness of Lionel Messi and Edinson Cavani shows up – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co discuss the seven-goal barnstormer between France and Argentina, the surprisingly fun three-goal tussle between Uruguay and Portugal, social media, thighs and Dirty Dancing If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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Insipid England, Japanese farce and knockout time – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co review day 15 of the 2018 World Cup including a Januzaj goal for all of England, a Sunderland connection, Japanese passing records and a special round of 16 preview with Tim Vickery If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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Germany leave it late, Mexico wait and Belgium run riot – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co discuss day 10 of the 2018 World Cup, Germany’s Houdini act, John Guidetti’s presence of mind, Belgium’s five-star performance, Lukaku’s significant tournament and Hernán Darío Gómez If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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Super Eagles, double-headed eagles and Brazil stumble to a win – World Cup Football Daily
Max and co chew the fat regarding wins for Brazil, Nigeria and Switzerland, double-headed eagle celebrations, a fine for Mexico, Swedish iPhone notifications and the best club name in the world If you think this podcast is worth something, then you can support The Guardian from as little as £1. It only takes a minute - go to gu.com/fw...

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World Cup groups E, F and H preview – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by voices from around the world to preview World Cup groups E, F and H, including Mexican veterans, a Japanese public with expectations set to ‘very low’ and love blossoming in Sweden...

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World Cup groups A-D preview – Football Weekly
Max Rushden is joined by voices from around the world to preview World Cup groups A-D, including Danish royalty, Peruvian vigour and the prospect of a tournament without a French meltdown...

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Andy Carroll surrounded by toddlers – Football Weekly Extra
Max and the gang look back at the week in football including Andy Carroll surrounded by toddlers, World Cup morale boosters, half-time VAR, Instagram tie-ins and journalists passing colds on to players...

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Did Upton Park die for this? – Football Weekly
Max Rushden and the podders take a look at the trouble at West Ham, a José Mourinho masterclass, several goal of the season contenders, miserable Sunderland and gun-toting chairmen...

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Familiar scenes for Arsenal fans as Sánchez walks alone – Football Weekly
Max Rushden’s back with some more apologies for anyone he’s recently offended, and he’s brought along Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Jonathan Wilson to bear witness and review the most recent footballing action...

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Neymar, Euro 2017 and a Championship preview – Football Weekly
Our brand new presenter Max Rushden is joined by the loyal Barry Glendenning, the devoted Gregg Bakowski and the faithful Jonathan Wilson for the first Football Weekly of the 2017-18 football season...

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Liverpool, Leyton Orient and Love Island – Football Weekly Extra
The podders discuss Leyton Orient’s latest owner and football’s dalliances with Love Island. Obviously. Plus all the latest transfer news, including Liverpool splashing the cash on Mohammed Salah...

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What does the future hold for Cristiano Ronaldo? – Football Weekly
The podders discuss the rumours surrounding Ronaldo’s future in Spain. Plus, VAR controversy at the Confederations Cup; Sunderland’s search for a manager continues; and a bumper weekend for Craig David...

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