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The Athletic Football Podcast

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The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, running four times a week throughout the Premier League season. Hosted by Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell, featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive newsRead more

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Weekend Preview: Immature Arsenal, Carrick's Legacy & Everton's Toxicity Level

Dec 3 • 51:33

Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to reflect on Arsenal's bad habits after scoring a goal, Michael Carrick's Manchester United legacy and Aubameyang's ability to disappear in big away games... Plus, the trio debate Chelsea's best attacking combination, why Everton are lucky to have Rafa Benitez in charge and if Raheem Sterling is back in...

Business of Sport: Tracey Crouch MP on Fan-Led Review criticism

Dec 2 • 57:59

Mark Chapman & Matt Slater are joined by Tracey Crouch MP who responds to criticism from some leaders at Premier League clubs of The Independent Fan Led Review of Football Governance that was chaired by Crouch....

Shearer Remembers Gary Speed & Howe Newcastle Can Avoid Relegation

Dec 1 • 46:16

Hosts Dan Bardell and Flo Lloyd-Hughes are joined by Senior Writer for The Athletic, George Caulkin, to discuss Newcastle's perilous Premier League position, the Saudi's first January transfer window and early impressions of new manager Eddie Howe......

Rangnick confirmed, Ferran Torres future & Benitez the politician

Nov 29 • 36:13

As Ralph Rangnick is confirmed as Manchester United interim manager, David Ornstein who broke the story on The Athletic, joins Mark Chapman to bring the very latest details, whilst Adam Crafton will share some of the details from his piece on United’s five-year pursuit of Mauricio Pochettino....

Weekend Preview: Ralf Rangnick Surprise, Thiago's Grass-Cutter & Newcastle Entertaining Again

Nov 26 • 51:48

Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to reflect on The Athletic's exclusive story, that Ralf Rangnick has agreed a deal to manage Manchester United until the end of the season! Our very own German football expert Raphael Honigstein gives us the low-down on the 'Godfather of Gegenpressing' and the guys discuss what his appointment has done f...

Business Of Sport: Crystal Palace Co-owner John Textor Interview

Nov 25 • 44:22

Spurs & The Y-Word

Nov 24 • 49:08

Hosts Dan Bardell and Flo Lloyd-Hughes are joined by The Athletic's Tottenham correspondent Charlie Eccleshare and News Editor Amitai Winehouse, to discuss Spurs' complicated relationship with an antisemitic slur - The Y word......

Inside Solskjaer’s dismissal at Man United

Nov 22 • 50:51

Mark Chapman is joined by The Atheltic’s David Ornstein, Lauire Whitwell & Adam Crafton to discuss the dismissal of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager of Manchester United. ...

Weekend Preview: Kane Vs Rooney, Arteta's Anfield Mid-Term & Is Brendan Rodgers Distracted?

Nov 19 • 45:54

Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to preview some much-needed Premier League football following the last international break of 2021... Antonio Conte welcomes Marcelo Bielsa to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a fascinating tactical match-up and Arsenal travel to Liverpool to find out how much progress they've really made since the start...

Business of Sport: Premier League chairman Gary Hoffman resigns

Nov 18 • 37:04

The Athletic's Matt Slater and guests react to the news that Gary Hoffman has announced he is resigning as chairman of The Premier League after just 18 months in the job....

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