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Football podcast with stats, chat and more covering the Premier League and the rest of the European action.New episodes every Thursday.

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Football podcast with stats, chat and more covering the Premier League and the rest of the European action.New episodes every Thursday.

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Good content, work on chemistry

By A Generalist about Music - Sep 27 2019
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I enjoy this podcast - there is good content, it is well organized and it is entertaining. The 3 star rating is due to the perceived chemistry. The host and most of the guests are courteous, balanced and offer intelligent and informed commentary. One of the regular presenters, Mohammed Butt, however, is too keen to interrupt and often dominates the discussion for lengthy stretches. The style of his contributions skewers the flow of the discussion, making the other lads fade back (even when their contributions are more valuable). If Butt can work on minding the comments of his fellow podcasters and interrupt less often, this would be top notch.

the best

By Wilrichardsonl7911 - Jul 06 2016
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the best soccer podcast there is

iTunes Ratings

34 Ratings
Average Ratings
30
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3
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0

Good content, work on chemistry

By A Generalist about Music - Sep 27 2019
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I enjoy this podcast - there is good content, it is well organized and it is entertaining. The 3 star rating is due to the perceived chemistry. The host and most of the guests are courteous, balanced and offer intelligent and informed commentary. One of the regular presenters, Mohammed Butt, however, is too keen to interrupt and often dominates the discussion for lengthy stretches. The style of his contributions skewers the flow of the discussion, making the other lads fade back (even when their contributions are more valuable). If Butt can work on minding the comments of his fellow podcasters and interrupt less often, this would be top notch.

the best

By Wilrichardsonl7911 - Jul 06 2016
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the best soccer podcast there is
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Squawka Talker Football Podcast

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Football podcast with stats, chat and more covering the Premier League and the rest of the European action.New episodes every Thursday.

Rank #1: "Kante is now playing Pogba's France role at Chelsea."

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Who's to blame for Man Utd's defeat to Brighton? Where is Kante actually playing these days? Is Ronaldo going to take Serie A by storm? Thomas Rooney, Jake Entwistle and Muhammad Butt assemble for this week's Squawka Talker to discuss such topics and more.

Aug 20 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: "I hate to give Mourinho credit... but he was right about Lingard."

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Is football coming home? Are Argentina screwed? Which set of final group games are we most excited about this week?

To answer these questions and more, Squawka Talker host Thomas Rooney is joined by Jake, Muhammad and Sporting Index's Ed Fulton.

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Jun 26 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #3: "I can see why England called Jadon Sancho up after that moment vs Monaco"

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Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City are all on 20 points at the top of the Premier League table, so which team looks best-equipped to win the title? Muhammad, Will and Jake are this week's podders, answering the aforementioned conundrum along with what England fans can expect from the Three Lions' three brand-new Lions.

Oct 08 2018

1hr 13mins

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Rank #4: Allez les Bleus: The Squawka Talker's full World Cup review

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What special qualities helped France win the 2018 World Cup? Was Modric a worthy Golden Ball winner? Will Shaqiri and Jorginho thrive at Liverpool and Chelsea respectively?

This week's Squawka Talker, sponsored by BetBright, dives into all of the above, and more.

Jul 16 2018

52mins

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Rank #5: 1: 10 predictions for the 2019/20 Premier League season

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EPISODE TIMINGS:

00:04:21 - 00:15:30 | The Premier League 2019/20 title race

"They are probably the best team in the world."

00:15:30 - 00:31:30 | Who qualifies for the 2020/21 Champions League?

"Arsenal will do their best impression of 2017/18 Liverpool."

00:31:25 - 00:49:28 | Biggest threats to the top six

"Player for player, Leicester and Everton are so even"

00:49:28 - 01:04:06 | Relegation candidates

"Burnley have nailed down their survival formula"

01:04:06 - 01:11:40 | The surprise package

"Aston Villa could genuinely finish properly top half"

01:11:50 - 01:20:30 | Signing of the season

"He can take Man City up another level"

1:20:37 - 1:27:59 | Young Player of the Year

"Solskjaer's fluid front-line will really suit Rashford."

1:28:10 - 1:40:03 | The Golden Boot & Gloves

"Harry Kane has the chance for revenge on Mohamed Salah"

1:40:16 - 1:46:25 | Playmaker Award

"I fully expect him to explode as a result. History beckons."

1:46:34 - 1:51:05 | Virgil van Dijk's successor

"Do they even need Kevin de Bruyne? Yeah they do, wait and see."

FURTHER READING:

Premier League predictions for 2019/20 explained
BT Sport's Script of the 2019/20 season

Aug 07 2019

1hr 52mins

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Rank #6: "Man Utd have already missed out on the perfect Mourinho replacement."

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Have Man Utd left it too late with Mourinho? Has Lampard basically signed a younger version of himself? Which relegated Premier League teams 'could do a Sunderland' in the Championship?

This week's Squawka Talker, sponsored by BetBright, tackles the burning questions above and more. Bon appetit.

Jul 30 2018

55mins

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Rank #7: 12: 'Lampard's likeable Chelsea will be title challengers within two years'

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Frank Lampard is making Chelsea likeable – which is a trait the west Londoners have scarcely possessed during the Roman Abramovich era – and managing to keep his fringe players happy despite the fact they are, well, on the fringes of his team.

This week's Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt and Sam Long, dissect the key action from Champions League Matchday Three, including the Blues' impressive victory over Ajax.

Meanwhile, how do you get over a flat, disappointing performance at Old Trafford? If you're Roberto Firmino then the answer is combine absurd skill with function to pull off a rabona through ball and draw comparisons with Ronaldinho.

There is also insight on Tottenham's attempts to get their mojo back, plus analysis on why Aston Villa midfielders Jack Grealish and John McGinn might just cause mighty Manchester City a bit of trouble this weekend.

We couldn't wrap things up without a spot of 'Squawka Six' to discuss the 2019 Ballon d'Or (not so) shortlist, including who was criminally overlooked and who had no right to be included.
Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast’s sponsors BetBull here.

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EPISODE TIMINGS:


START - 00:07:00 | Spurs search for their mojo

'The Spurs stadium is a well-oiled, money-making machine.'

00:07:00 - 00:20:30 | Filthy Firmino & Liverpool's strength in midfield depth

'Firmino combines absurd, showy skill with function like Ronaldinho.'

00:20:50 - 00:33:00 | Lampard's likeable Chelsea producing results

'Lampard's likeable Chelsea will be title challengers within two years.'

00:33:00 - 00:39:33 | Mini Champions League round-up

'Haaland looks like a footballing lab experiment.'

00:39:33 - 00:47:46 | The big test for McGinn and Grealish

'Aston Villa are developing of the best midfields outside the big six.'

00:47:46 - 00:56:34 | Gareth Southgate's England No.10

'Unfortunately, the England squad already has everything Maddison offers elsewhere.'

00:57:01 - END | Squawka Six: Men's Ballon d'Or

'Raheem Sterling has become Superman.'

Oct 24 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #8: "Lampard has been Pogba's role model for years"

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Is Paul Pogba the Premier League's best midfielder right now? Is Mohamed Salah conning referees? Has there ever been a worse take on Newcastle United than Rio Ferdinand's recent assessment? Jake Entwistle is joined by Will Hall and Muhammad Butt for this week's Squawka Talker, in which all of the above is discussed, along with a little bit of transfer chat.

Jan 14 2019

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: "Liverpool and Man City gave the rest of the Premier League a wake-up call"

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It's a Premier League opening weekend special, as Thomas Rooney, Jake Entwistle, Will Hall and BetBright's Dean Ryan review all the action - from Man Utd's win against Leicester and Liverpool's ruthless dismantling of West Ham, to Arsenal's first top-flight game post-Wenger.

Aug 13 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: 19: Champions League 2019/20 predictions: The Reboot

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00:01:34 - 00:39:20 | PART ONE – Squawka's pre-Champions League predictions revisited

00:01:34 - 00:10:10 | Man City still favourites?

'Laporte's return should solve two issues for Man City.'

00:10:10 - 00:20:10 | The dark horses still on track

'No club has as much money (and the willingness to spend it) than Chelsea.'

00:20:10 - 00:39:20 | Reconsidering one-goal Griezmann's Golden Boot odds

'He's ahead of Cristiano, he's ahead of Mohamed Salah, he's ahead of Harry Kane. He's just lights out.'

00:39:20 – 01:05:15 | PART TWO – Premier League preview for gameweek 17:

00:39:20 – 00:50:30 | Man Utd vs Everton

'Target Lindelof's aerial weakness and Maguire will be exposed too.'

00:50:30 – 00:57:30 | Arsenal vs Man City

'City can get a lot of joy against Arsenal's second-choice full-backs.'

00:57:30 – 01:05:15 | Wolves vs Spurs

'Kane and Dele have both been playing as 9.5s.'

01:05:35 – END | PART THREE – Forgotten Premier League players

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Dec 12 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #11: 20: Arteta to Arsenal brings dark arts & Big Dunc Energy

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START - 00:29:35 | Big winners & losers from the decade's last El Clasico
'Barcelona have the player that does the best Busquets impression in Europe and don't let him do it'
00:29:55 - 01:03:12 | Three games to watch in the Premier League this weekend
'Unless Pep can lure Xabi Alonso, Man City have a problem...'
01:03:30 - END | Would I ever lie to you? Flamengo special
'Jesus hates Sherwood. True or false?'

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Dec 19 2019

1hr 12mins

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Rank #12: "Like Busquets, he gives Liverpool what the Spanish call 'pausa'."

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Muhammad Butt and Will Hall join Squawka Talker host Jake Entwistle this week to discuss Chelsea's record defeat to Man City and Liverpool's midfield situation, along with predictions on the midweek Champions League action. Can Man Utd capitalise on PSG's injury woes?

Feb 11 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #13: 'Hazard could break Salah's Premier League record'

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Sam Long is joined by Muhammad Butt and Jake Entwistle to discuss the birth of a new exciting Premier League duo, Brits in the Bundesliga and predicting everything you could possibly predict about the 2018/19 Champions League...

Sep 17 2018

1hr 7mins

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Rank #14: 16: Predicting Spurs' finish under Jose & stuff we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

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00:00:55 - 00:20:13 | Predicting Tottenham's league finish Jose Mourinho

'It's a bit of a tragedy if Spurs do now win a trophy...'

00:20:13 - 00:22:54 | Can West Ham sour Jose's Spurs debut?

'They seem to have Spurs' number when it matters.'

00:23:17 - 00:40:30 | Five things we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

'Terry blocked* a signing who would go onto become the most effective goalscorer against Chelsea in Premier League history.'

*Reportedly

00:40:50 – END | A United derby.... of sorts

'Man Utd have nothing approaching a system of play... Sheffield Utd do.'

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Nov 21 2019

54mins

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Rank #15: 'Rodgers has helped tick the boxes for Maguire’s Manchester move'

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It really is transfer season. Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt and the returning Will Hall as the Squawka Talker dives headfirst into the latest rumours.

First, the Premier League: Why are Man Utd spending £60m+ on Harry Maguire? Can Leicester's midfield help them leapfrog the Red Devils? Should the 'Big Six' be worried about Everton and Wolves as well?

We then take a trip to Germany to work out how Bayern Munich will replace two modern greats. Is Leroy Sane the God-Tier option? How good is Serge Gnabry? Will anyone actually sign Hakim Ziyech and Nicolas Pepe?

Headphones on, sit back, enjoy.

TIMINGS

00:00:00 - 00:16:30 | Why do Man Utd want Maguire?

'Maguire is the ideal partner for Lindelof and solves the problem that plagued Mourinho'
'Wan-Bissaka could be key to covering Lindelof and Maguire's main weakness'

00:16:30 - 00:30:48 | Wolves, Everton & Leicester: who's most ready to gatecrash the top six?

Leicester City have one of the best midfield combos in the league'
'Rodgers is objectively a better manager than Solksjaer'

00:30:48 - 00:53:13 | Buying Munich: Replacing Robbery

'Gnabry is one of the most under-appreciated elite talents in Europe'
'Sane's young, he's German and he's just awesome.'
'It doesn't feel like Man City have ever been in this position before...'

Jul 16 2019

54mins

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Rank #16: 14: Liverpool v Man City: the battle of football's two most image-conscious managers?

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The gloves are very much off as Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola – the game's most image-conscious managers – prepare to do battle (and compare outfits) as Anfield hosts Liverpool v Manchester City.

This week’s Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Sam Long, assess a Champions League goal-fest and preview the biggest fixtures in Premier League Gameweek 12.

Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here.

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TIMINGS FOR THIS WEEK'S SQUAWKA TALKER FOOTBALL PODCAST:

00:00:00 - 00:16:58 | Do Chelsea need to become more normal?

"Chelsea's two pressure-valve will replace the experience Lampard is thinking of selling in January"

00:16:58 - 00:25:15 | Have Spurs found their new scapegoat?

"He even looked disinterested when he scored."

00:25:15 - 00:37:10 | Why 'big hitters' Barcelona are in danger

"They don't have any 'automatic plays' like Liverpool and Man City."

00:37:30 - 00:55:15 | Is the Klopp v Pep rivalry about to turn sour?

"The rivalry will be 10 times as exciting if the managers drop the niceties."

00:55:38 - 01:08:46 | Most clinical PL team + Arsenal’s defence = recipe for a mauling

"Emery’s Crystal Palace protocol won’t be enough to save his job’

01:09:19 - END | Just a bit of José Mourinho-inspired fun

"If Tierney found out about Mourinho’s McTominay phone calls, there would be trouble in paradise."

Nov 07 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #17: 17: Is Brendan Rodgers about to become the Premier League executioner?

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The Humble One has two wins from two as the charm offensive continues.

On this week's Squawka Talker, Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Sam Long and Tom Green to analyse José Mourinho's start at Spurs - on and off the pitch - before looking at how many goals Robert Lewandowski would bag in the Premier League, specifically at Burnley, and the state of play in the Champions League.

Wolves, Sheffield United and Burnley (again) get their time in the spotlight as we decide which club could be the biggest over-achiever and why. Finally, a look at the bleak fixture list of West Ham and Everton which could promote Brendan Rodgers to Chief Executioner and bring back David Moyes.

Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here.

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TIMINGS

00:02:35 - 00:14:07 | Mou after two

'Serge Aurier and Dele Alli have exploded!'

00:14:07 - 00:22:00 | LewanGOALski: future Burnley legend?

'Mourinho will be motivated to stop Lewandowski breaking Ronaldo's UCL record'

00:22:00 – 00:30:30 | Lionel Messi's silly good stats and Jadon Sancho's fine line

'The Jadon Sancho transfer saga is brewing.'

00:30:30 – 00:42:51 | Champions League permutations and predictions

'The benefit of topping your group has become a bit of a myth'

00:43:00 - 00:52:52 | The resurgence of Wolves and Adama Traoré

'Adama's redemption tour is in the hands of Luis Enrique'

00:52:52 - 01:00:55 | Big up Burnley, big up Sheffield United

'Dwight McNeil is a genuine trailblazer'

01:01:00 - 01:10:24 | How long does Pellegrini have left?

'If there's any team that's going to make a bad goalkeeper look good, it's Chelsea'

01:10:25 - END | How long does Marco Silva have left?

'Brendan Rodgers is the executioner'

Nov 28 2019

1hr 18mins

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Rank #18: "Wolves bought a mid-table Kevin De Bruyne for £5m."

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Host Jake Entwistle is joined by Sam Long and Will Hall this week to discuss Man City 3-1 Arsenal, the Bundesliga title race, Higuain's start to life at Chelsea, the 'best of the rest' beyond the Premier League's 'Big Six' and the upcoming El Clasico.

Feb 04 2019

52mins

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Rank #19: "Every now and again, Wenger tries to throw a curve ball with his team selection but you still know exactly how they're going to play"

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Greg Johnson is joined by Muhammad Butt and James McManus to dissect Liverpool's big win over Arsenal, Manchester United's violent stalemate with Bournemouth, Tottenham's dramatic 3-2 win against Everton and all the action across Europe, as well as previewing the Champions League and Europa League fixtures.

Mar 06 2017

54mins

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Rank #20: 'Lampard's Chelsea midfield set-up will be inspired by his Ancelotti days'

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PART ONE: The 2019 Women's World Cup has its final four...

00:00:00 - 00:13:05 | England v USA: the Megan Rapinoe Show or the dawning of the Bronze Age?


"England have mastered the most simple but deadliest move in football"

00:13:05 - 00:18:20 | Vivianne Miedema-jestic

"Netherlands are set up to maximise the three key strengths of their squad"

00:17:29 - 00:22:16 | The Squawka Talker predictions

"The USA have the smarts, the know-how and the ruthlessness to punish England"

PART TWO: Jake's rapid tournament action round-up

00:22:16 - 00:29:58 | The state of play in Afcon, Copa America, U21s Euros and the Gold Cup.


"Wilfried Zaha is being kept out of the team by an ex-Bournemouth player"

PART THREE: The transfer market

00:30:00 - 00:47:00 | Juventus' free-transfer habit explained


"It wouldn't be a surprise if Juventus were dripping poison in De Gea's ear"

00:47:00 - 00:52:01 | James & AWB done, so what next for Man Utd's transfer business?

"He is the 110% the leader you need at the back for Man Utd"

00:52:01 - 01:05:05 | How will Chelsea's midfield set up under Frank Lampard?

"They already have someone who can do what Ceballos does... if Lampard allows it"

PART FOUR | Chile's Copa America love affair

"Everyone expected exciting stuff.. then they went nasty against Argentina."

Jul 01 2019

1hr 20mins

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25: BONUS TRANSFER SPECIAL: Which Premier League sides are winning the January window?

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START – 00:11:45 | Why Minamino is primed to make a bigger impact than expected

‘Liverpool had no-one like Firmino until now.'

00:11:50 – 00:28:50 | Aston Villa's loan deal love-in

'Aston Villa have resorted to a Football Manager transfer list approach.'

00:29:00 - 00:43:40 | Bruno Fernandes coming to the Premier League?

'He's involved in a shot every 14 minutes.'

00:29:00 - 00:56:54 | Do Barcelona need to buy their new manager a new striker?

'You can't play Griezmann at No.9 permanently... there's one obvious option.'

00:56:54 - END | A Squawka Sixes on the January transfer deals you may have missed so far...

‘He looks every inch a Barcelona defender… and they’ve just got rid of him.’

The Squawka Talker mid-January transfer window special is sponsored by William Hill.

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Jan 17 2020

1hr 16mins

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24: Five things we think will happen in Liverpool v Man Utd

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START – 00:09:20 | Fred vs Craig Pawson: the rematch

‘Liverpool can exploit Man Utd’s sieve-like double-pivot.'

00:09:20 – 00:18:20 | Marcus Rashford: Man Utd’s Wolverine

‘Mohamed Salah could spin Brandon Williams just like Riyad Mahrez.'

00:19:00 – 00:32:57 | Trent Alexander-Arnold will do what he does best

'The Liverpool full-back is going to silence his Aaron Wan-Bissaka rivalry.'

00:32:57 – 00:38:58 | Liverpool left to stew in a nervous half-time interval

'Arsenal? Check. Chelsea? Check? The streak-breakers could seal their hat-trick.'

00:38:58 – END | The Squawka Talker's Liverpool v Man Utd scoreline prediction is...

'Without Fabinho's trademark pass, Liverpool may rely on direct football.'
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Jan 16 2020

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23: 'If Man Utd are signing anyone from Ajax, it should be Hakim Ziyech'

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00:02:16 - 00:09:35 | What went wrong for Man Utd vs City?

'Guardiola made good adjustments, but Solskjaer got it all wrong'

00:09:35 - 00:17:32 | Should we take the Van de Beek transfer rumours seriously?

'Signing him would be great, but United need a creator as well.'

00:17:32 - 00:29:17 | The Maddison-Grealish derby

'Buendia is the obvious summer signing for any club'

00:29:35 - 00:45:39 | Spurs vs Liverpool

'The best solution Spurs should go for is a Bielsa 3-3-2-2... but they'll probably go Old School Mourinho'

00:45:39 – 00:53:35 | Bournemouth vs Watford

'Watford's recruitment is smart – but why haven't they bought a centre-back?'

00:53:55 – 01:02:45 | Crystal Palace vs Arsenal

'Arteta can cement his place as a new-age Arsenal manager.'

01:03:10 –  END | Would I Lie To You? The La Liga 2019/20 season so far

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Jan 09 2020

1hr 9mins

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22: Predictions revisited: The Premier League 2019/20 mid-season review

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00:01:45 - 00:14:01 | Which team is mostly like to stop Liverpool becoming Invincibles II?

'Jürgen Klopp have mastered 'getting on base' Moneyball style'

00:14:32 - 00:25:16 | Chelsea's chaos theory proven right in top four race

'Werner could allow Chelsea to experiment with a Magic Square built for pressing'

00:25:16 - 00:35:05 | Thanks for the memories, Big Six, but it's time to go

'Leicester have proved they are completely merciless'

00:35:37 - 00:55:05 | The relegation battle

How Sheffield United made us look silly

00:55:10 - 01:01:45 | Young Player of the Year, and more...

Could TAA replicate a Ronaldo and Bale feat?

01:02:02 - END | Squawka Sixes: FA Cup third round special

'The Championship's best young player is being linked to Man Utd by credible sources...'

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Jan 02 2020

1hr 25mins

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21: Favourite Players of the Decade: Squawka Talker Xmas Special

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You don't want a lot for Christmas
There is just one thing you need.
You don't care about the presents,
Underneath the Christmas tree.
Go and sit somewhere on your own,
Plug in those new headphones
Make your wish come true,
All you want for Christmas is...


The Squawka Talker Football Podcast!


Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Oliver Young-Myles to talk about their favourite players from the past decade of football and discuss other picks from Squawka writers and, most importantly, listeners of the podcast.

Happy holidays, from all of us at Squawka!

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TIMINGS

START – 00:20:55 | Lionel Messi

"Without Messi – the whole decade changes."

00:21:20 – 00:33:00 | Mohamed Salah

"Liverpool could have ended up with Gelson Martins instead."

00:31:15 – 00:52:40 | Harry Kane

"Shearer's record looked 'untouchable' but Kane has made it conceivable."

00:53:15 – 01:05:37 | Kylian Mbappé

"The greatest goal-scoring wonderkid since R9"

01:06:16 – 01:14:53 | Squawka Writers' Honorable Mentions

"Andrés Iniesta is an artist in the age of athletes."

01:15:33 – END | Listeners' Honorable Mentions

"He nearly lost his entire ankle and now he might make the Euros!"

Dec 25 2019

1hr 31mins

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20: Arteta to Arsenal brings dark arts & Big Dunc Energy

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START - 00:29:35 | Big winners & losers from the decade's last El Clasico
'Barcelona have the player that does the best Busquets impression in Europe and don't let him do it'
00:29:55 - 01:03:12 | Three games to watch in the Premier League this weekend
'Unless Pep can lure Xabi Alonso, Man City have a problem...'
01:03:30 - END | Would I ever lie to you? Flamengo special
'Jesus hates Sherwood. True or false?'

Find out more about the Squawka Talker football podcast's sponsors BetBull here.

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Dec 19 2019

1hr 12mins

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19: Champions League 2019/20 predictions: The Reboot

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00:01:34 - 00:39:20 | PART ONE – Squawka's pre-Champions League predictions revisited

00:01:34 - 00:10:10 | Man City still favourites?

'Laporte's return should solve two issues for Man City.'

00:10:10 - 00:20:10 | The dark horses still on track

'No club has as much money (and the willingness to spend it) than Chelsea.'

00:20:10 - 00:39:20 | Reconsidering one-goal Griezmann's Golden Boot odds

'He's ahead of Cristiano, he's ahead of Mohamed Salah, he's ahead of Harry Kane. He's just lights out.'

00:39:20 – 01:05:15 | PART TWO – Premier League preview for gameweek 17:

00:39:20 – 00:50:30 | Man Utd vs Everton

'Target Lindelof's aerial weakness and Maguire will be exposed too.'

00:50:30 – 00:57:30 | Arsenal vs Man City

'City can get a lot of joy against Arsenal's second-choice full-backs.'

00:57:30 – 01:05:15 | Wolves vs Spurs

'Kane and Dele have both been playing as 9.5s.'

01:05:35 – END | PART THREE – Forgotten Premier League players

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Dec 12 2019

1hr 19mins

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18: United's 'eternal whiplash', Liverpool's most irreplaceable & Manchester derby predictions

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00:05:27 - 00:17:58 | Solskjaer beats Mourinho, but who will leave the stronger Man Utd legacy?

'Mourinho will always have the Man Utd legacy of forcing Liverpool's Twitter bio change.'

00:17:58 - 00:22:17 | Do Spurs have an Ndombele problem?

'He took so long to react at Old Trafford.'

00:22:17 -  00:38:30 | Five things we think will happen in Man City v Man Utd...

"United are built like a team that takes points off City."

00:38:30 - 00:54:34 | Gonna tell the kids that Mané finished third in the Ballon d'Or

'He has transformed into the Premier League's complete forward'

00:54:54 - 00:58:14 | Leicester's incredible transformation

'Leicester could complete a 29-point swing over Spurs compared to last season'

00:59:36 - END | Would I lie to you about Brendan Rodgers?

'Raheem Sterling: Brendan's Little Astronaut'

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Dec 05 2019

1hr 8mins

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17: Is Brendan Rodgers about to become the Premier League executioner?

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The Humble One has two wins from two as the charm offensive continues.

On this week's Squawka Talker, Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Sam Long and Tom Green to analyse José Mourinho's start at Spurs - on and off the pitch - before looking at how many goals Robert Lewandowski would bag in the Premier League, specifically at Burnley, and the state of play in the Champions League.

Wolves, Sheffield United and Burnley (again) get their time in the spotlight as we decide which club could be the biggest over-achiever and why. Finally, a look at the bleak fixture list of West Ham and Everton which could promote Brendan Rodgers to Chief Executioner and bring back David Moyes.

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TIMINGS

00:02:35 - 00:14:07 | Mou after two

'Serge Aurier and Dele Alli have exploded!'

00:14:07 - 00:22:00 | LewanGOALski: future Burnley legend?

'Mourinho will be motivated to stop Lewandowski breaking Ronaldo's UCL record'

00:22:00 – 00:30:30 | Lionel Messi's silly good stats and Jadon Sancho's fine line

'The Jadon Sancho transfer saga is brewing.'

00:30:30 – 00:42:51 | Champions League permutations and predictions

'The benefit of topping your group has become a bit of a myth'

00:43:00 - 00:52:52 | The resurgence of Wolves and Adama Traoré

'Adama's redemption tour is in the hands of Luis Enrique'

00:52:52 - 01:00:55 | Big up Burnley, big up Sheffield United

'Dwight McNeil is a genuine trailblazer'

01:01:00 - 01:10:24 | How long does Pellegrini have left?

'If there's any team that's going to make a bad goalkeeper look good, it's Chelsea'

01:10:25 - END | How long does Marco Silva have left?

'Brendan Rodgers is the executioner'

Nov 28 2019

1hr 18mins

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16: Predicting Spurs' finish under Jose & stuff we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

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00:00:55 - 00:20:13 | Predicting Tottenham's league finish Jose Mourinho

'It's a bit of a tragedy if Spurs do now win a trophy...'

00:20:13 - 00:22:54 | Can West Ham sour Jose's Spurs debut?

'They seem to have Spurs' number when it matters.'

00:23:17 - 00:40:30 | Five things we think will happen in Man City v Chelsea

'Terry blocked* a signing who would go onto become the most effective goalscorer against Chelsea in Premier League history.'

*Reportedly

00:40:50 – END | A United derby.... of sorts

'Man Utd have nothing approaching a system of play... Sheffield Utd do.'

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Nov 21 2019

54mins

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Bonus episode: The Squawka Talker meets Marvin Sordell

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Attention, everyone! Please enjoy this Squawka Talker bonus episode, featuring an interview with Marvin Sordell. Muhammad met up with the former Watford and England u21s forward recently to discuss his career (including a Brendan Rodgers anecdote and what Sean Dyche is really like) along with the issues of mental health and racism in football.

You can also watch the interview by going to the Squawka Football Youtube channel.

Nov 18 2019

31mins

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15: Why you should care about this international break (or the results, at least)

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The international break is often a subject of derision, with some fans already pining for the return of the Premier League – but you should be all ears as Euro 2020 qualification reaches its climax.

This week’s Squawka Talker team, consisting of Sam Long, Will Hall and Tom Green, assess the state of play as the home nations attempt to secure a place at next summer's tournament.

But how on earth does qualification actually work now that the Nations League – and standard play-offs – are in the mix? And which big names are still at risk of missing out? We're looking at you, Cristiano Ronaldo.

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00:00:00 – 00:05:20 | Euro 2020 qualification and expansion explained

'It's confusing to the extent that you need a FIFA degree.'

00:05:20 – 00:12:15 | Too much transparency?
'The media gobbled up Southgate's openness policy.'
00:12:15 – 00:16:45 | Can Wales qualify?
'Red Bull powered Hungary could trouble Wales.'
00:16:45 – 00:24:20 | Netherlands back in the big time?
"We've missed Holland at international tournaments."

00:24:20 – 00:26:45 | Other talking points
"Five teams still have a chance of a 100% record."
00:27:20 – END | England beef
"On mass alone, Harry Kane has to be a contender."

Nov 14 2019

35mins

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14: Liverpool v Man City: the battle of football's two most image-conscious managers?

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The gloves are very much off as Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola – the game's most image-conscious managers – prepare to do battle (and compare outfits) as Anfield hosts Liverpool v Manchester City.

This week’s Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Sam Long, assess a Champions League goal-fest and preview the biggest fixtures in Premier League Gameweek 12.

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TIMINGS FOR THIS WEEK'S SQUAWKA TALKER FOOTBALL PODCAST:

00:00:00 - 00:16:58 | Do Chelsea need to become more normal?

"Chelsea's two pressure-valve will replace the experience Lampard is thinking of selling in January"

00:16:58 - 00:25:15 | Have Spurs found their new scapegoat?

"He even looked disinterested when he scored."

00:25:15 - 00:37:10 | Why 'big hitters' Barcelona are in danger

"They don't have any 'automatic plays' like Liverpool and Man City."

00:37:30 - 00:55:15 | Is the Klopp v Pep rivalry about to turn sour?

"The rivalry will be 10 times as exciting if the managers drop the niceties."

00:55:38 - 01:08:46 | Most clinical PL team + Arsenal’s defence = recipe for a mauling

"Emery’s Crystal Palace protocol won’t be enough to save his job’

01:09:19 - END | Just a bit of José Mourinho-inspired fun

"If Tierney found out about Mourinho’s McTominay phone calls, there would be trouble in paradise."

Nov 07 2019

1hr 24mins

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13: 'Liverpool's answer to 'Big Shot Rob' has one hell of a legacy'

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Arsenal scored five goals against Premier League leaders Liverpool, Granit Xhaka was nowhere to be seen and Mesut Ozil produced trademark moments of brilliance – but Unai Emery somehow came away from Anfield with criticism ringing in his ears. 10-goal thrillers can do crazy things, can't they?

This week’s Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt, Will Hall and Sam Long, have cast their collective eye over an entertaining round of Carabao Cup fourth round fixtures.

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00:00:00 - 00:19:39 | Do Liverpool have modern football's ultimate cult hero?

"Origi is a player who lives to defy expectations"

00:19:40 - 00:28:28 | What you doing, Unai?

'Everything that frustrates Arsenal fans about Unai Emery was captured in one moment'

00:29:02 - 00:36:20 | Rashford is to Mitre as Forlan is to Jabulani

'Man Utd don't have the personnel to cover Maguire's one weakness'

00:36:20 - 00:45:21 | Fred + McTominay = Pogba?

'Man Utd's midfield looks better without Paul Pogba in it at the moment... but just the pivots'

00:45:20 – 01:01:25 | Everton vs Spurs - the battle of this season's two most disappointing Premier League teams?

'Pochettino has lost the use of his full-throttle support acts.'

01:01:52 - 01:16:53 | A Squawka Six Halloween special

"Rather than jumpers for goalposts, he brings two heads on spikes."

Oct 31 2019

1hr 17mins

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12: 'Lampard's likeable Chelsea will be title challengers within two years'

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Frank Lampard is making Chelsea likeable – which is a trait the west Londoners have scarcely possessed during the Roman Abramovich era – and managing to keep his fringe players happy despite the fact they are, well, on the fringes of his team.

This week's Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt and Sam Long, dissect the key action from Champions League Matchday Three, including the Blues' impressive victory over Ajax.

Meanwhile, how do you get over a flat, disappointing performance at Old Trafford? If you're Roberto Firmino then the answer is combine absurd skill with function to pull off a rabona through ball and draw comparisons with Ronaldinho.

There is also insight on Tottenham's attempts to get their mojo back, plus analysis on why Aston Villa midfielders Jack Grealish and John McGinn might just cause mighty Manchester City a bit of trouble this weekend.

We couldn't wrap things up without a spot of 'Squawka Six' to discuss the 2019 Ballon d'Or (not so) shortlist, including who was criminally overlooked and who had no right to be included.
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EPISODE TIMINGS:


START - 00:07:00 | Spurs search for their mojo

'The Spurs stadium is a well-oiled, money-making machine.'

00:07:00 - 00:20:30 | Filthy Firmino & Liverpool's strength in midfield depth

'Firmino combines absurd, showy skill with function like Ronaldinho.'

00:20:50 - 00:33:00 | Lampard's likeable Chelsea producing results

'Lampard's likeable Chelsea will be title challengers within two years.'

00:33:00 - 00:39:33 | Mini Champions League round-up

'Haaland looks like a footballing lab experiment.'

00:39:33 - 00:47:46 | The big test for McGinn and Grealish

'Aston Villa are developing of the best midfields outside the big six.'

00:47:46 - 00:56:34 | Gareth Southgate's England No.10

'Unfortunately, the England squad already has everything Maddison offers elsewhere.'

00:57:01 - END | Squawka Six: Men's Ballon d'Or

'Raheem Sterling has become Superman.'

Oct 24 2019

1hr 13mins

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11: 'I don't think there's a ground that makes Klopp's Liverpool more nervous.'

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Manchester United v Liverpool is arguably English football's biggest game, so why won't Jurgen Klopp hurry up and win it?

This week's Squawka Talker team, consisting of host Jake Entwistle, Muhammad Butt and Will Hall, explores the Liverpool manager's record at Old Trafford and what's kept him from picking up three points so far.

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START - 00:13:55 | Why has Old Trafford been so hard to conquer for Jurgen Klopp?

'This is not a happy hunting ground for Liverpool's front three.'

00:13:55 - 00:22:40 | Do Liverpool have any weakness Man Utd can exploit?

'An out-of-form Rashford may actually be a good omen for Man Utd v Liverpool... a third of his Premier League goals have actually come against the Big Six'

00:22:40 - 00:34:04 | Which Man Utd player would have the best chance of cracking Liverpool's XI?

'He's a counter-pressing machine... he'd earn the most Jurgen Klopp hugs of any Man Utd player.'

00:34:20 - 00:45:39 | The fallout from Monday's racist abuse in Bulgaria 0-6 England

'Are points deductions too harsh? For racist abuse, it needs to be that harsh.'

00:45:45 - 00:50:05 | West Ham vs Everton

'Perhaps only Spurs are under more pressure to win this weekend'

00:51:11 - 00:54:55 | Crystal Palace's quest for second place

'The last time Man City lost they then smashed Watford 8-0'

00:54:57 - 00:57:43 | Finally, those Man Utd vs Liverpool predictions

'Liverpool have been exhaustingly good this season'

00:57:43 - 01:01:13 | Now is the time to judge Arsenal

'If Arsenal don't improve with Tierney, Bellerin and Lacazette in the side then Unai Emery will be under serious pressure'

Oct 17 2019

1hr 2mins

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10: 'Premier League's best United? It's not the one from Manchester'

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Stand-in host Sam Long was joined by guests Will Hall and Muhammad Butt to discuss which club has fallen into the deepest pit of despair – and who will be able to climb back on the horse this season.

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00:01:23 - 00:29:30 | Which 'Big Six' team faces the biggest crisis?

'There's a 'now or never' element to cost of failure for Man City this season'

00:29:30 - 00:35:20 | Everton suffering from 'major European league syndrome'?

'Everton need their Brendan Rodgers'

00:35:20 - 00:44:26 | Germany 2-2 Argentina

'He looks like he has everything to be the new Robben.'

00:44:26 - 00:54:45 | What is Uefa's 'three-step protocol' to dealing with racism in stadia?


00:54:45 - 01:03:35 | Tammy Abraham on course to fulfil a big Lampard narrative

'He's overcome a penalty miss and a curse.'

01:04:00 - ENDS | Squawka Six – Best players of the Premier League season so far

'De Bruyne is Beckham and Scholes in one package.'

Oct 10 2019

1hr 18mins

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9: 'Alisson is the golden middle of the goalkeeper Venn diagram'

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Returning to a Monday slot for one week only, Jake Entwistle is joined by Sam Long and Muhammad Butt to discuss some of the most in-form players in Europe ahead of another week of Champions League football.

00:02:35 - 00:12:35 | Is Martin Odegaard the best player in LaLiga so far?

'Sociedad could be for Odegaard what Wolfsburg was for De Bruyne'

00:12:35 - 00:23:48 | How do Spurs stop red-hot Robert?

'Lewandowski must hammer the half-time oranges!

00:24:07 - 00:32:39 | Is Germany's No.2 the best No.1 in the world?

'Ter Stegen has been better than Neuer for years now'

00:37:30 - 00:52:35 | Marvellous Riyad Mahrez... and more

'Man City have the most creative right-hand side in the world'

'Mahrez has the most graceful step-over in Europe'


00:52:35 - END | Liverpool's twin peaks meet Erling Håland

'Matip has the hardest job in the Liverpool defence'

Sep 30 2019

1hr 4mins

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8: 'Emery's NBA chaos could let Man Utd off the hook... unless Auba keeps dunking.'

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00:03:01 - 00:13:55 | Unai Emery's NBA style

'Marcus Rashford is like the Dothraki'

00:13:55 - 00:21:31 | Who actually is Arsenal captain?

'Arsenal are criticised about their leadership... but their manager can't make a decision'

00:21:31 - 00:29:11 | How to 'fix' Man Utd's midfield

'They need two midfielders... Ivan Rakitic is the man'

00:29:11 - 00:38:45 | Only one man can save Man Utd's attack...

...and his name begins with a 'Z'

00:39:20 - 00:52:30 | A top-of-the-table Madrid derby

'Felix is more of a Diego Simeone-player than we might have given him credit for'

00:52:56 - END | Fifteen years of FIFPRO World 11s get the Squawka Sixes treatment

'Football's Sonic the Hedgehog might be the best full-back of all time'

Sep 26 2019

1hr 21mins

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7: 'Tammy Abraham can equal a unique Luis Suarez feat vs Liverpool'

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00:02:21 - 00:17:05 | A win for PSG, a win for all team players

'Angel Di Maria is one of the best modern blends of flair and work rate'

00:17:05 - 00:23:54 | The end of Luis Suarez

'There's no reason to be scared of Real Madrid or Barcelona right now'

00:23:25 - 00:31:00 | What we learned from Atletico 2-2 Juventus

"Ramsey will be licking his lips at Sarri's pseudo forward role."

00:31:0 - 00:36:15 | Håland heroics, Man City's Mr. Perfect & Kane's penalties

"Erling Braut Håland looks like an actual mountain."

00:36:15 - 00:40:05 | Is Liverpool's Champions League away form a glaring weakness?

'There were some positives... Alexander-Arnold and Fabinho's link-up play looks strong.'

00:40:05 - 00:52:29 | Back-three system key as Lampard chases first win as Chelsea manager vs Liverpool?

'Tammy Abraham can equal a unique Luis Suarez feat vs Liverpool'

00:52:29 - END | A prediction for each of this weekend's 10 Premier League games

'This could be the gameweek that unlocks the Premier League table'

Sep 19 2019

1hr 7mins

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Good content, work on chemistry

By A Generalist about Music - Sep 27 2019
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I enjoy this podcast - there is good content, it is well organized and it is entertaining. The 3 star rating is due to the perceived chemistry. The host and most of the guests are courteous, balanced and offer intelligent and informed commentary. One of the regular presenters, Mohammed Butt, however, is too keen to interrupt and often dominates the discussion for lengthy stretches. The style of his contributions skewers the flow of the discussion, making the other lads fade back (even when their contributions are more valuable). If Butt can work on minding the comments of his fellow podcasters and interrupt less often, this would be top notch.

the best

By Wilrichardsonl7911 - Jul 06 2016
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the best soccer podcast there is