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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.

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
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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

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
32
1
3
0
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

Latest release on Mar 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: "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 #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: 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 #4: "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 #5: "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 #6: Squawka Talker Awards: Player of the Year to the Premier League’s biggest flop

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Despite being a day later than usual, the latest Squawka Talker is well worth the wait…

In this week's episode, host Jake Entwistle is joined by Muhammad Butt, Sam Long and Tom Green to make a Squawka Six shortlist for six new and improved Premier League awards:

  • Player of the Year
  • Young Player of the Year - done properly
  • Rookie of the Year - with a twist
  • Most Improved Player
  • Manager of the Year
  • Flop of the Year

After discussing the quest for the best, the podcast fixes the broken criteria for Young Player awards in an attempt to find the brightest U21 talent in the English top-flight this season.

Crystal Palace's Yu-Gi-Oh, Burnley's own Leroy Sané, Christian Eriksen 2.0 and Bournemouth's baby-faced, bubblegum-footed forward all make an appearance in this bumper episode.

Also, a look back on the players that have let us down in 2018/19 as we dig up some very bold pre-season predictions and cry about injuries and some truly baffling defending.

Tuck in all at once or listen to the six mini chunks as we go through the candidates for each award.

Make sure to keep an eye on the Squawka Instagram story to cast your vote for each of the awards on Thursday!

Full timestamps below:

00.00.00—00.02.40

Introductions and awards rules

00.03.05—00.28.35

Player of the Year

00.28.38—00.47.50

Young Player of the Year

00.48.08—01.01.52

Rookie of the Year

01.02.05—01.19.35

Most Improved Player of the Year

01.19.52—01.31.50

Manager of the Year

01.32.00—01.46.35

Flop of the Year

01.46.35—01.48.44

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Apr 23 2019

1hr 50mins

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Rank #7: "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 #8: 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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Rank #9: "If Guardiola's to be believed, Liverpool lost the league with one result."

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The Squawka Talker is back already, this time to review the 2018/19 Premier League season and look ahead to the upcoming Championship play-off semi-final deciders.

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00:01:10 - 00:15:04: Is this Man City team English football's greatest club side ever?

"Man City is built for Pep Guardiola. It's like Barcelona without the drama."

00:15:04 - 00:25:15: Did Liverpool 'bottle' it?

"If Guardiola is to be believed, Liverpool lost the league with one result."

00:25:30: - 00:39:00: Are Man Utd struggling to adapt to 'super club' problems?

"They say it's the hope that kills you. That is the particular brand of misery that Man Utd's season has traded in."

00:39:00 - 00:44:45: Who did better in their first Premier League season – Sarri or Emery? 

"Sarri has been absolutely gunned – but has stuck to his own guns"

00:44:45 - 00:50:00: Leeds vs Derby – Bielsa is the scourge of Lampard

"Derby must create history – it's Leeds' to lose now." 

00:50:01-00:56:45: Will Captain Jack lead Aston Villa to the Premier League? 

"West Brom should unleash Calum Chambers' nemesis"

00:56:47-01:00:20: Why West Brom need promotion the most

"Harvey Barnes is the reason West Brom might not be promoted" 

01:00:20-01:03:28: Who do you want to get promoted? 

"Villa's humans will out-do Bielsa and his lack of robots"

May 13 2019

1hr 4mins

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

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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 #11: "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 #12: "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 #13: 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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Rank #14: "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 #15: 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 #16: 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 #17: 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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Rank #18: 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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Rank #19: '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 #20: SQUAWKA SCOUT: Could Barella be Chelsea's 'everywhere man'?

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Got 20 minutes? This week we bring you a bonus podcast. 'Squawka Scout' shines a light on the rumoured transfer targets everyone's talking about, from strengths and weaknesses, to the clubs rumoured to be interested. This week, we're talking about one of Italy's rising stars, Cagliari midfielder Nicolo Barella, who is said to be interesting Chelsea.

Jan 18 2019

28mins

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