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Five football questions answered by Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee

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Five football questions answered by Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee

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Half decent effort

By Special Agent, Esq. - Oct 06 2017
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This is a good podcast with some decent banter, and reasonably lucid analysis. Apart from David constantly prefacing and qualifying most of his comments with "to be [insert adverb, such as brutally or perfectly] honest with you" -- which is tiresome -- the lads have a decent crack at it. Placement of the odd guest periodically would inject some life into the proceedings. The regulars' positions are somewhat predictable.

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Half decent effort

By Special Agent, Esq. - Oct 06 2017
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This is a good podcast with some decent banter, and reasonably lucid analysis. Apart from David constantly prefacing and qualifying most of his comments with "to be [insert adverb, such as brutally or perfectly] honest with you" -- which is tiresome -- the lads have a decent crack at it. Placement of the odd guest periodically would inject some life into the proceedings. The regulars' positions are somewhat predictable.
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Football Fives Podcast

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Rank #1: Phil Neville

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After last week's frivolity, the Football Fives is back to the serious stuff in this latest episode. There's a lot going on off the pitch at the moment, so we take the opportunity to sink our teeth into the topics that are dominating the football agenda, only without ever really talking about them. Same Football Fives, different day.

David Hartrick hosts as Daniel Storey, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee navigate the choppy waters of soccerdom. We ask whether young players' pre-professional transgressions on social media should be bannable by the Football Association, and also discuss - again - whether the FA itself is to be considered unfit for purpose.

There's a chat about the poisonous effect of Twitter replies on football supporter culture, as well as a run-down of our favourite transfer swap deals and a brief look ahead to the FA Cup Fourth Round clashes that we're expecting to catch our eye.

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Jan 24 2018

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Rank #2: Kalidou Koulibaly

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It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow! It's the World Cup tomorrow!

Oh, right. Podcast. Yes, it's the second half of the Football Fives World Cup 2018 preview, covering five key questions about the teams that make up the second half of the draw. We've made a substitution for this rattle through Groups E to H - Chris Nee returns to replace Daniel Storey because, apparently, it's a busy time to be a football writer.

Chris joins David Hartrick and Ryan Keaney to talk about Brazil's psychological steel, Germany's complacency or otherwise, Belgium being Belgium, England's prospects and the rather wonderful prospect of six Group H matches for the ages.

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Jun 13 2018

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Rank #3: Mo Salah

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The showpiece showcase showdown between Real Madrid and Liverpool is fast approaching and it's an intriguing conclusion to a UEFA Champions League season that's thrown up a few surprises and a handful of memorable matches. Now we're at the business end, we couldn't resist; this week's Football Fives Podcast is all about the continent's elite competition.

Daniel Storey was probably doing someone else's podcast so it's down to David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee to put the spotlight on the latter stages. We ask whether the Champions League final could or should be played outside Europe, whether the Group Stage is anything more than a procession and whether Liverpool and Roma have blown open the doors.

And we look forward to this year's final - complete with some likely wayward predictions - and back to our favourite finals of all. We'll just assume Dan's would have been rather close to home...

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May 11 2018

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Rank #4: Alex Iwobi

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The World Cup starts next week. You might have heard about it. After a few weeks of unexpected absence we're back to show off just how excited we are about the flagship event of our sport. We're down to three because Chris Nee only talks about England now and England don't play a part in this week's Football Fives Podcast.

That's because this is the first half of our World Cup preview. Daniel Storey, David Hartrick and Ryan Keaney discuss Groups A to D by way of a question about each one, and round off the show by asking whether the tournament winners will come from this half of the draw.

So, if you're wondering who qualifies with France, how bad Russia could be, whether Argentina will slip up and whether Spain and Portugal can be prevented from getting through, look no further. We'll be back next week with part two.

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Jun 09 2018

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Rank #5: Mauro Silva

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Welcome to the latest episode of the Football Fives Podcast. This week we're without Daniel Storey, who presumably was out on some kind of press tour to promote The Totally Football Show, so it was left to the three remaining panelists to embark upon on of our very favourite Fives formats: the tournament retrospective. Yes!

Over the years we've mentioned far too many times that the FIFA World Cup closest to one's birthday is the one against which other tournaments are compared. For Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee, that tournament was USA '94, and in this week's episode we finally get around to talking about it through a mist of nostalgia. David Hartrick completes the line-up to take the edge off the giddiness.

So, World Cup USA '94. Romario and Bebeto. Bulgaria and Stoichkov. Salenko. Romania and Hagi. Even El Diego made an appearance! Join us, then, as we relive the most attended World Cup in history with childlike excitement.

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Feb 22 2018

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Rank #6: Paul Rideout

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This week's Football Fives Podcast is a little bit different. It's a quiz episode, which isn't unusual in its own right, but Daniel Storey's work-related absence means we've got a straight-up head-to-head between two blokes who like talking about football but may or may not know sod all about it. David Hartrick and his new book are in the quizmaster's chair.

Chris Nee (ENG) is a retainer of useless memories from football in the 1990s, a solid quizzer on the subjects of Aston Villa and Olof Mellberg, and a fierce competitor who'll settle for second but never third. NEVER third. Not this time, anyway.

Ryan Keaney (NIR) is a finger-on-the-pulse enthusiast who knows what's going on in the football world around him, remembers vital matters about the sport's biggest historical moments and understands the importance of an analytical approach to quizzing. So, who'll come out on top?

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Mar 30 2018

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Rank #7: Paul Durkin

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Here at the Football Fives Podcast we love nothing more than fixing football. This week, we've dedicated our entire show to it. Instead of the usual five questions, each member of the panel has five opportunities to change one of the laws of the game or a detail within. Fun, eh?

We're without Daniel Storey this week because of real work - whatever that is - so it's a three-hander starring this week's host, David Hartrick, along with Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee. We change five rules each, and throw in a bunch of listener suggestions for good measure. Five substitutes anyone?

We talk about effective playing time, orange cards, penalties, offside, handball, head injuries, sin bins, transfer windows and many, many more topics that make the beautiful game beautiful. Would we change some of these? Sure. Would we change football fundamentally? Not a chance.

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Mar 23 2018

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Rank #8: Jimmy Armfield

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If your jam is listening to four amateur audio talkers judging countless professional audio talkers, this is the Football Fives Podcast for you. We're stepping away from the field of play this week and dipping into another aspect of football culture. Our topic for this episode, upon which we tackle the customary five questions, is the peerless BBC Radio 5 Live.

Daniel Storey takes the Mark Chapman role and guides David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney, Ryan Keaney's tea and Chris Nee through those questions, which begin with a discussion about the legendary phone-in show, 606, and end with a few ideas for the shows we should be commissioned to make for the station.

In between, we touch on the joys of radio football commentary, ask whether there should be more - yes, more - football on 5 Live, and identify the queen or king of the station's football output. There's some nattering about talkSPORT as well, but don't hold that agin us.

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Mar 02 2018

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Rank #9: Roberto Baggio

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Every now and then we like to get up close and personal with just one player, subjecting him to our inflexible five-question format and putting him in the spotlight. This is one of those shows - this week's Football Fives Podcast is a career retrospective and the man in question is the inimitable Roberto Baggio.

Baggio is a larger than life figure for British followers of Italian football in the 1990s but he came through in the mid-1980s and embarked upon a career that would create history. Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee begin this week's episode by asking whether that's a career of which we're jealous.

We debate the characteristics that made Baggio so loved, relive his best goals, try in vain to establish whether he'd be a superstar in modern football. Our closing question this week is an indulgent one for those British Serie A fans: would Football Italia have been as successful as it was without that Divine Ponytail to look at?

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Apr 27 2018

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Rank #10: Georgi Kinkladze

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It's not always endearing to rattle through a podcast without any preparation but sometimes it can keep old hands like us on our toes. Every now and then, the Football Fives Podcast likes to tackle a 'blind' episode, by which we mean an episode in which only one or none of us knows what's on the agenda.

This week, we're taking on an unnamed football club and answering five questions thereupon. David Hartrick is the man in charge of the hat, and, in Daniel Storey's deadline day absence, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee follow up our previous selection of Tottenham Hotspur by randomly selecting a club to discuss. Naturally, we want to avoid the headlines and get under the skin of something original.

That'll be Manchester City, then. Still, the hat never lies so we muddle through with what knowledge we can scrape together about our favourite City players past and present, our own relationship to and opinion of the club, their progress this season - LOLZ - and where we see them going in the next three years.

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Feb 01 2018

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