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All About Kieran Trippier (in Madrid)

Steve Crossman chats to Atlético Madrid and England right back Kieran Trippier.They discuss his move from the Premier League to La Liga and how he has adapted to the Spanish climate.Also they talk about his relationship with his manager Diego Simeone and how he still talks to Sean Dyche on a weekly basis.

39mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Euro Leagues: Roberto Martínez, Jesse Marsch and Bernardo

Steve Crossman, Guillem Balague and Kristof Terreur are back with the Euro Leagues.Roberto Martínez explains why his Belgium players are coaches of the future and Red Bull Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch remembers THAT half-time team-talk at Anfield.And Brighton defender Bernardo discusses his love of radio, Project Restart and his upbringing in Brazil.

49mins

24 May 2020

Rank #2

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All about Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool's 21-year-old right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold opens up in an exclusive interview with Guillem Balague.The Liverpudlian talks about playing head tennis on holiday, reveals the thinking behind THAT corner against Barcelona, discusses staying moves ahead on the chess board and on the pitch - and explains why he would loving nothing more than wearing the captain's armband at Anfield.

36mins

31 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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All about West Ham with Rice, Fabianski and more

In the third of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at West Ham United.We find out what really happened to Declan Rice in the hilarious viral video that did the rounds in the off-season, and why he asked Manuel Pellegrini to go out on loan to the Championship at the start of last season.Also, we explain to Lukasz Fabianski why he is so sought-after in Fantasy Football, Carlton Cole's thoughts on new record signing Sebastian Haller and why nobody enjoys sleep more than defender Issa Diop.

25mins

4 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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All about Leicester with Schmeichel, Rodgers and Fuchs

Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Leicester City in the second of our series of Premier League specials.Hear from manager Brendan Rodgers on trying to break into the top 6, what superhero character Leicester player of the season Ricardo Pereira would come to training as, Christian Fuchs' big esports plan and goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel speaks from the heart about late owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

29mins

3 Aug 2019

Rank #5

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Chris Smalling: Maidstone, Man United and Messi

Chris Smalling talks about growing up in a one-parent family and how even though they couldn’t afford his bus fare to go to football training sessions, he still managed to make it from non-league Maidstone to Manchester United. He tells Guillem Balague about the importance of tackling racism in football and the crucial role Raheem Sterling has had. Smalling talks about that elbow on Lionel Messi in Manchester United’s Champions League Quarter Final first leg and whether they can turnaround a 1-0 deficit against Barcelona. And he reveals who has the worst taste in music in United’s changing room. It’s Chris Smalling as you’ve never heard him before.

47mins

12 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Hazard’s off as Chelsea win Europa League

Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League and in the process stop Arsenal qualifying for next season’s Champions League. Lee Dixon, Andy Townsend, Pat Nevin and Alan Pardew pore over what this means for the future of this Chelsea squad with Eden Hazard admitting after that he's off. But what does the future hold for manager Maurizio Sarri? And with three consecutive seasons of failing to qualify for the Champions League, is this the new normal for Arsenal fans?

29mins

29 May 2019

Rank #7

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Mandela to Mourinho – Juan Mata exclusive interview

Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata discusses the freedom his football career has given him, his struggles with his guitar and his heroes in an in-depth exclusive interview.

39mins

26 Mar 2019

Rank #8

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All about Villa with Grealish, Smith, Mings and more

In the first of our Premier League specials, Steve Crossman goes behind the scenes at Aston Villa ahead of the new season.Learn how Jack Grealish's Mum was more worried than he was when he was attacked by a Birmingham fan, why Tyrone Mings knew he'd 'made it' when he upgraded his Citroën Saxo to a Vauxhall Corsa, why manager Dean Smith 'had to' sign over 10 players this summer and how we've all been pronouncing Conor Hourihane's name incorrectly.If that isn't enough we also catch up with club captain James Chester and new signings Jota and Matt Targett.Joining Steve throughout the pod is Villa legend Dion Dublin.

47mins

1 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Inside Leeds: How Bielsa Works

A special podcast examining the Marcelo Bielsa revolution at Leeds United. Guillem Balague spent four days behind the scenes at Elland Road speaking to his players, staff, fans and the man himself. We find out how he’s transformed the training ground, why his players are so impressed and observe one of his training sessions. Plus, you’ll hear some bizarre tales about plug sockets and a fireplace.

50mins

28 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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Pep Music: The songs that made Guardiola

Pep Guardiola as you have never heard him before. The Manchester City boss selects several of his favourite songs that reference key moments in his life, as he takes us on a journey from his humble beginnings to the very top of the football world.Speaking to Guillem Balague he talks at length about his upbringing, family life, Barcelona, New York, politics and his special relationship with the people of Manchester. Guardiola also opens up about the night his wife and two daughters were caught up in the Manchester Arena Attack.

57mins

25 Oct 2018

Rank #11

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The key matches of Rafa Benitez’s career

From Valencia to Istanbul and Inter to Tyneside - Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez tells Guillem Balague about the key matches from his managerial career

31mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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MNC: Celtic, Christie and Cantona

Mark Chapman, Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and Rory Smith are back on the Monday Night Club.Celtic midfielder Ryan Christie discusses his club's ninth Premiership title in a row and Dion Dublin remembers the magic of Eric Cantona at Manchester United.

47mins

18 May 2020

Rank #13

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All about Raheem: Is Sterling the most influential sportsperson in Britain?

Mark Chapman is joined by NY Times chief soccer correspondent Rory Smith, journalist and broadcaster Musa Okwonga, England youtube channel host Craig Mitch and Clive Ellington who discovered Sterling as an eight-year-old.They consider if the England and Manchester City forward is one of the most influential sports stars of this generation.

49mins

15 May 2019

Rank #14

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All about Arsenal with Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan, Bellerin and Pepe

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Henrik Mkhitaryan, Hector Bellerin and Nicholas Pepe join Nick Bright and David Ornstein to talk the new season, saving the world and who should be kicked out of the players' WhatsApp group.

49mins

7 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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All about Liverpool with Klopp and Robertson

Jurgen Klopp and Andy Robertson speak to Juliette Ferrington and reveal what Liverpool have been learning from a surfer, and how Klopp learnt English by watching Friends. This episode also features John Gibbons from the Anfield Wrap and stories about Andy Robertson trying to get jobs in supermarkets.

29mins

6 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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Euro Leagues: Return of the Bundesliga and Quique Sánchez Flores

The Bundesliga is back and so are Steve Crossman and the Euro Leagues team.Fortuna Düsseldorf sporting director Lutz Pfannenstiel takes us behind the scenes at his club and Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us from Köln-Mainz.Meanwhile, former Watford and Atlético Madrid boss Quique Sánchez Flores discusses winning the Europa League, his godfather Alfredo Di Stéfano and the Pozzo family.

40mins

17 May 2020

Rank #17

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The day that Bury survived?

On a day full of ups and downs Steve Crossman heads to Bury to work out how much the town loves their club. Plus Nicky Adams tells us why he feels 'cheated' by chairman Steve Dale

34mins

23 Aug 2019

Rank #18

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Bury FC expelled from the Football League

Kelly Cates is joined by Steve Crossman and BBC Radio Manchester’s Mike Minay to react to the news that Bury Football Club has been expelled from the Football League. A takeover deal to buy Bury FC collapsed earlier on Tuesday and the club couldn’t prove to the EFL that it had the funds to continue or find a new buyer before the deadline of 5pm. The news broke at 11pm that the club had been expelled from the Football League and we were there to get the reaction from emotional fans who were still at Gigg Lane in the hope their club could be saved. We also discuss the news that Bolton Wanderers has been given an extension of 14 days, but as Mike explains, they could be the second club to be expelled from the Football League, sooner rather than later.

21mins

28 Aug 2019

Rank #19

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All about Bernardo Silva - exclusive interview

Manchester City and Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva takes Steve Crossman on a journey from his early life in Lisbon to Premier League stardom.The 25-year-old discusses his first experience of the Manchester rain, singing in the shower, the incredible demands of playing for Pep Guardiola and the club’s quest to win the Champions League.

33mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #20