Euro 2020 Preview With John Hartson & Alan McInally
The time for talking is over - well, almost - as Mark and Andros have time for one last hurrah before the Euros begin in Rome on Friday evening. Joining them to chew the footballing fat are ex-Wales and Scotland internationals John Hartson and Alan McInally, who are quietly confident about their sides' respective chances. They discuss the importance of team spirit at international level, the likely stars of the tournament, how the home nations will line up and the realistic expectations of all three. We also hear from Gareth Bale and find out about Andros's week in Wales as he starts the process of getting his coaching badges.
10 Jun 2021
The Art Of The Con: An Ebullient Conor Coady Joins The Lads Moments After His Euro 2020 Selection
Joining us just moments after Gareth Southgate announced his final 26 for Euro 2020, Conor Coady speaks to us before he's even celebrated his England call-up with his family and friends! Suffice to say, his phone was pinging ... The lads discuss what it means to him to represent his country at a major tournament, the mood among the players, a tricky trio of group matches and, of course, penalty practice. Mark and Andros also assess the squad and what it likely means in terms of formation, and reflect on Chelsea's magnificent Champions League triumph at the expense of Manchester City.
2 Jun 2021
Patrick Hero: Vieira On France, Foden, Ek's Arsenal Takeover ... And His Old Mate, Roy Keane
On the day that Gareth Southgate named his provisional squad for Euro 2020, we get in the mood for the tournament with one of the game's all-time greats, Patrick Vieira. Patrick not only won the Euros with France in 2000, but also the World Cup, the Premier League (including 'that' undefeated season) and umpteen other trophies during an incredible career. He, Mark & Andros discuss the genius of Phil Foden, his rivalry with Roy Keane, Daniel Ek's designs on Arsenal, Karim Benzema's return to the national side and Patrick's desire to manage in England. We also preview the two European finals, and reflect on who's likely to make the final cut for England squad selection.
25 May 2021
With Sven-Göran Eriksson
As the Premier League season reaches its conclusion, attention turns to Euro 2020, where there's plenty of home nation interest. And with Gareth Southgate set to announce his squad for the tournament, we're joined by Sven-Göran Eriksson, who managed England 2001 - 2006. Among the topics of discussion, the so-called Golden Generation, Phil Foden, Portuguese penalty pain and Sven's old friend, Roy Hodgson. The lads also reflect upon the race for European places and Harry Kane's uncertain future at Spurs.
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