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The Athletic Football Podcast

The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, running four times a week throughout the Premier League season.Hosted by Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell, featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Matt Slater and many others, they'll take you inside the biggest stories and bring you exclusive news from behind the scenes at your club.

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Arteta's first steps & bulletproof Ed

The Athletic's David Ornstein joins Mark Chapman to deliver exclusive background into Arteta's appointment, what the players think and reveals a new name in the frame to join him at Arsenal. The Athletic's Adam Crafton drops in to discuss Ed Woodward's position as Manchester United's CEO and why they still haven't appointed a director of football at Old Trafford. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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Inside Liverpool's academy, Bielsa contract, & Steven Reid on Gilmour

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58mins

31 Mar 2020

Rank #2

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The Athletic Transfer Daily - Friday 10th January

Danny Cowley interview - 00:01 In Other News - 13:00 Spurs coping without Kane - 16:00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28mins

10 Jan 2020

Rank #3

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The Athletic Transfer Daily - Wednesday 8th January

Latest from Manchester United - 10:50 Latest from Leeds - 16:40 Latest from Everton - 18:30 Latest from Aston Villa - 21:00 Adam answers your Watford questions - 22:00 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #4

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The Athletic Transfer Daily - Tuesday 14th January

Will John Stones be reunited with Mikel Arteta at Arsenal? Why doesn't anyone want Jarrod Bowen and where is the Chelsea starlet Conor Gallagher heading this month? Jacqui Oatley brings you right up to speed on all the big stories of the day...Jacqui is also joined by The Athletic's North-East football writer George Caulkin for a fascinating insight into the pitfalls of the January transfer window. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

28mins

14 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Newcastle Takeover, Arteta Targets Defender & Young Player Award Shortlist

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48mins

21 Apr 2020

Rank #6

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The Athletic Transfer Daily - Friday 24th January

Can players ever get their dream move just by being nice?... Adam Leventhal is joined by The Athletic's senior writers Stuart James and Dominic Fifield to shed some light on the lengths players/agents will go to engineer moves away in the transfer window... Robbie Savage downing tools, Arsene Wenger's change of heart and more... Plus, will Liverpool be forced into the market by Sadio Mane's injury, have Leeds finally found a striker and The Athletic's Kieran Theivam reflects on deadline day in the Women's Super League yesterday. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

24 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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The Athletic Transfer Daily - Wednesday 15th January

Adam Leventhal is live from The Athletic HQ to bring you the latest on Gedson Fernandes' move to Tottenham... Find out why Norwich aren't spending despite being rooted to the foot of the Premier League table and what Arteta's arrival could mean for the futures of Lacazette and Aubameyang at Arsenal.Plus, how much would Danny Ings cost this month, is Zaha staying at Selhurst Park AND find out what The Athletic Newsroom is really like in January! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

31mins

15 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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How did Ighalo end up at Utd, who's impressing Arteta, and is there transfer tension at Palace?

The Athletic's David Ornstein gives Mark Chapman the inside track on how Manchester United went from flirting with Josh King only to end up with Odion Ighalo on deadline day. There is also an update from inside Arsenal including detail on what Arteta is doing to unite the squad, the players that have made the best impression on their new boss so far, and some insight into their evolving relationships with 'super agents'. We're also joined by The Athletic's Dominic Fifield for an in-depth look at Crystal Palace and their frustrating transfer window which included a deadline day dalliance with Jarrod Bowen and an ill-fated pursuit of West Brom's Nathan Ferguson. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Leeds Hold Off Man United To Signing & Newcastle Takeover Update

The Athletic's Football Correspondent David Ornstein exclusively reveals to Mark Chapman how Manchester United's enquiry to sign Kévin Augustin was too late and not strong enough to see off Leeds United's bid for the player. There is also an update on United's pursuit of Bruno Fernandes and other targets. A new name is linked to the proposed takeover at Newcastle and The Athletic's Liam Twomey joins the podcast to outline how Roman Abramovich continues to have the final say at Chelsea and why he is likely to remain in place as the club's owner.In the final week of the January window, David provides updates on possible transfers involving Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

42mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #10

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Man City's war with UEFA & Premier League 'Netflix' to launch

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56mins

18 Feb 2020

Rank #11

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The Athletic Transfer Daily - Monday 13th January

Jacqui Oatley is joined by The Athletic's Wolverhampton Wanderers writer Tim Spiers to investigate how the club's special relationship with 'super-agent' Jorge Mendes really works...Plus, transfer updates from Spurs, Southampton, Newcastle and West Ham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #12

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The Athletic Transfer Daily - Thursday 23rd January

Adam Leventhal quizzes The Athletic's Leicester writer Rob Tanner on the club's plans for life after Jamie Vardy! Find out how their recruitment has changed since that fairytale title-winning season and if the Foxes are prepared for a summer of interest in breakthrough stars like James Maddison and Wilfred N'Didi... Plus, could Dimitri Payet really be on his way back to West Ham, is Danny Rose leaving Spurs this month AND David Ornstein on Arsenal! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

26mins

23 Jan 2020

Rank #13

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An insight into the mind of Mesut Ozil

The Athletic's David Ornstein joins Mark Chapman to bring you an insight into the mind of Mesut Ozil after the Arsenal star's latest brush with unwanted headlines, we also get details of Jurgen Klopp’s new contract at Liverpool with insight from Simon Hughes, we hear from Rafa Benitez about a possible return to the Premier League and The Athletic's Dominic Fifield shares what he knows about Chelsea transfer targets now their ban has been lifted. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

35mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Exclusive: Man United Target Striker & What Has Changed at West Ham?

The Athletic's Football Correspondent David Ornstein sits down with Mark Chapman and reveals the striker Manchester United are keen to sign this window. The Athletic's Sam Lee & Roshane Thomas join the podcast to discuss John Stones' future at City and examine what ten years under the stewardship of David Sullivan and David Gold has brought to West Ham United. There is also background on Arsenal's pursuit of PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38mins

21 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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Future of Football: The EFL and its fight for survival

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1hr 8mins

17 Apr 2020

Rank #16

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England watch Dortmund starlet, Guendouzi trouble & VAR apology

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49mins

25 Feb 2020

Rank #17

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Exclusive: Danny Ings On England & Chris Hughton On Management

Mark Chapman and The Athletic's Football Correspondent David Ornstein sit down with Chris Hughton to discuss how the role of a top level manager has evolved, recent job offers, his surprise with how it ended at Brighton and what a manager does when out of work.In an exclusive, David speaks to the Premier League's hottest striker - Danny Ings - about his chances of playing for England at Euro 2020. Subscribe to The Athletic for ad-free podcasts and get a 40% discount theathletic.com/ornsteinandchapman Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

44mins

11 Feb 2020

Rank #18

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The Athletic Transfer Daily - Monday 27th January

1. Edinson Cavani - 00:012. Where does the blame lie? - 5:203. Fallen Angel Gomes - 8:404. Bruno Fernandes update - 12:305. Raul Jimenez? - 17:006. Pablo Mari - 19:507. Eriksen out Bergwijn in? - 21:508. Daniel Sturridge - 23:25 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

25mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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The Athletic Transfer Daily - Tuesday 28th January

Jacqui Oatley is joined by The Athletic's Norwich writer Michael Bailey and West Brom writer Steve Madeley, to discuss how two clubs, separated by only one place in the football league pyramid, have approached the January transfer window... Plus updates on Giovani Lo Celso at Spurs, Fernandinho's future at Manchester City and movement at West Ham. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

19mins

28 Jan 2020

Rank #20