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Reacting first to the biggest games in football - Premier League, Champions League and Ireland's mission to for qualify Euro 2021. Presented by Paddy McKenna and Dion Fanning.

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Reacting first to the biggest games in football - Premier League, Champions League and Ireland's mission to for qualify Euro 2021. Presented by Paddy McKenna and Dion Fanning.

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The Football Spin

Latest release on Aug 11, 2020

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Reacting first to the biggest games in football - Premier League, Champions League and Ireland's mission to for qualify Euro 2021. Presented by Paddy McKenna and Dion Fanning.

Rank #1: Liverpool's off night, Ole top of the spots and Chelsea's supporter problem

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Liverpool's off night, Ole top of the spots and Chelsea's supporter problem by JOE

Feb 19 2019

35mins

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Rank #2: Virgil Van Dijk leads Liverpool to glory, the Premier League's golden era & Big Sam's houseparty

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Virgil Van Dijk leads Liverpool to glory, the Premier League's golden era & Big Sam's houseparty by JOE

Mar 13 2019

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Rank #3: Let's talk about six, baby - Liverpool are the Champions of Europe Saturday Night Special

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Liverpool are the European Champions for the sixth time. Their supporters won't care that it was one of the worst finals in recent years as the victory is the statement Jurgen Klopp needed to make. With his record in finals, Klopp needed to win, but the victory over Tottenham Hotspur demonstrates how far he has taken the club since he arrived in 2015. On The Football Spin, Tony Evans joins Paddy McKenna and Dion Fanning from Madrid to talk about this victory and where it will take Liverpool in the coming years.

Jun 01 2019

31mins

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Rank #4: Sterling's greatness, Crystal Palace's Glenn Murray issue & what Jack Grealish tells us about the UK

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Sterling's greatness, Crystal Palace's Glenn Murray issue & what Jack Grealish tells us about the UK by JOE

Mar 11 2019

44mins

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Rank #5: Why the fight against racism must be stepped up and El Clasico cop out

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Why the fight against racism must be stepped up and El Clasico cop out by JOE

Oct 24 2019

29mins

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Rank #6: #14 - It's Coming Home, Dier's deliverance and why this team could save England

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#14 - It's Coming Home, Dier's deliverance and why this team could save England by JOE

Jul 03 2018

28mins

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Rank #7: City lose, Firmino's life lessons & Brendan Rodgers brings his hat but no cattle to Old Trafford

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City lose, Firmino's life lessons & Brendan Rodgers brings his hat but no cattle to Old Trafford by JOE

Sep 14 2019

31mins

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Rank #8: Klopp's title to lose, Pep's Liverpool obsession and English football's poppy fetish

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Klopp's title to lose, Pep's Liverpool obsession and English football's poppy fetish by JOE

Nov 10 2019

44mins

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Rank #9: Jose Mourinho seduces Daniel Levy, Pochettino's woes and Troy Parrott's future

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Jose Mourinho seduces Daniel Levy, Pochettino's woes and Troy Parrott's future by JOE

Nov 20 2019

36mins

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Rank #10: Declan Rice - the answer to Jurgen Klopp's problems, Liverpool believe and the Bielsa culture war

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Declan Rice - the answer to Jurgen Klopp's problems, Liverpool believe and the Bielsa culture war by JOE

Jan 12 2019

39mins

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Rank #11: Jose for Arsenal, Bale's Boris blunder and Troy Parrott gets his chance

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Jose for Arsenal, Bale's Boris blunder and Troy Parrott gets his chance by JOE

Oct 30 2019

25mins

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Rank #12: The tyrannical genius of Jurgen Klopp, the unreality of VAR and why tradition can’t help Man Utd

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The tyrannical genius of Jurgen Klopp, the unreality of VAR and why tradition can’t help Man Utd by JOE

Aug 23 2019

36mins

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Rank #13: Manchester United lose, Liverpool have it too easy and Phil Jones and the insurrection

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Manchester United lose, Liverpool have it too easy and Phil Jones and the insurrection by JOE

Sep 22 2019

28mins

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Rank #14: Jose Mourinho TV star, Frank Lampard's brutal truths and Ole's Oaks are back...again

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Jose Mourinho TV star, Frank Lampard's brutal truths and Ole's Oaks are back...again by JOE

Aug 12 2019

41mins

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Rank #15: Solskjaer shows Rashford the Manchester United Way, Mourinho & friends and Liverpool's title to lose

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Solskjaer shows Rashford the Manchester United Way, Mourinho & friends and Liverpool's title to lose by JOE

Jan 21 2019

38mins

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Rank #16: Why Troy Parrott and Jack Byrne should be playing for Ireland & Man Utd's pre-season heroics

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Why Troy Parrott and Jack Byrne should be playing for Ireland & Man Utd's pre-season heroics by JOE

Jul 26 2019

25mins

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Rank #17: Troy Parrott, the future is now, why Jack Byrne changes everything and Mick McCarthy's dilemma

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Troy Parrott, the future is now, why Jack Byrne changes everything and Mick McCarthy's dilemma by JOE

Sep 11 2019

32mins

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Rank #18: London's Calling special: Why Steve Bruce will lose sack race and Jack Byrne's enduring class

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London's Calling special: Why Steve Bruce will lose sack race and Jack Byrne's enduring class by JOE

Jul 19 2019

20mins

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Rank #19: #11 - England march on to semis and Atomic Kitten make sexy Gareth Whole Again

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#11 - England march on to semis and Atomic Kitten make sexy Gareth Whole Again by JOE

Jun 28 2018

33mins

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Rank #20: #10 - Humbled Germany, the dangerous ambition of Harry Kane and Ozil gets angry😡

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#10 - Humbled Germany, the dangerous ambition of Harry Kane and Ozil gets angry😡 by JOE

Jun 27 2018

33mins

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Why United’s Europa League performance shows that they need Sancho alongside Martial

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On The Football Spin, Noz Choudry, Reuben Pinder and Paddy McKenna discuss how Anthony Martial has emerged to become a talisman for Manchester United, as seen in their win over FC Copenhagen.
Noz explains how Martial's footwork is what makes him such a dynamic player. Reuben says that United need Sancho alongside Martial to realise the team's potential.
Noz argues that the team also needs Jack Grealish and Thiago from Bayern, too. Greedy. Reuben chats to Gaizka Mendieta about how Barcelona are overly reliant on Messi. They haven't planned for the future.

Aug 11 2020

56mins

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The Champions League return claims its first victims

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After Raphael Varane gifted Man City the win, the panel wonder whether Real Madrid were too arrogant on Friday night. It looks like curtains for Maurizio Sarri now Juventus are out. And will Barcelona face the same fate? All that and more on The Football Spin, with Matt Stanger, Nooruddean Choudry and Reuben Pinder.

Aug 08 2020

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The two sides of football in 2020

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While Premier League clubs are still eyeing up big money transfers, Wednesday showed the harsh realities for many in football as Arsenal announced 55 redundancies due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Matt Stanger is joined by Nooruddean Choudry and Reuben Pinder, who provides some background to Man City’s new man Ferran Torres.

Aug 06 2020

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When will crowds be back at football and the anguish of the Toon Army

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As Brentford reach the play off final, the Footbaáll Spin examines the credentials of the clubs in the Championship play offs and asks which one would be most suited to the Premier League.
Brentford have a brand new stadium which they hope will be rolled out in the Premier League but what does a club lose when it moves to a new stadium.
When will these grounds see fans again? The government has said they hope supporters will be back from October 1st but is that realistic?
And as the Newcastle takeover rolls on, has a local MP struck the right note with her letter to the Premier League?

Jul 30 2020

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Brendan Rodgers brings his hat, forgets cattle and why Jordan Henderson shouldn’t have won FWA award

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On the final day of the Premier League, the Football Spin discuss the top four and what it means for Manchester United.

What does Leicester City’s decline mean for Brendan Rodgers? Is the reputation he is developing as a manager of sides who choke unfair?

There’s also a discussion about Jordan Henderson and why Sadio Mané should have been Footballer of the Year

Jul 26 2020

57mins

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Frank Lampard’s words of warning for Liverpool

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As Liverpool pick up the Premier League trophy, there’s a warning from Chelsea manager Frank Lampard.

There is a low bar for stadium celebrations, but how did Liverpool do on Wednesday night in the circumstances with their fans told to stay at home by Jurgen Klopp until they can celebrate together when the ‘bullshit virus’ is gone.
Lampard’s sensitivity seemed to get another airing last night and Dion Fanning wonders how the requirements of being a manager differ from being a player and if the Golden Generation weren’t in some way responsible.

There’s also a mournful Championship Corner with Forest fan Matt Sayward who looks back on a remarkable night in the Championship when anything that could happen, did happen, except Forest didn’t make the play offs.

Jul 23 2020

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Jamie Carragher on seeing Liverpool lift the Premier League and what Man Utd must do with De Gea

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As Liverpool lift the Premier League trophy at Anfield, The Football Spin talks to Jamie Carragher about Liverpool’s title victory and the challenges ahead next season.
Is there any reason for Liverpool to be concerned by their form since they clinched the title and does Carragher have any regrets that he will be commentating rather than participating when the trophy is lifted.
Carragher also looks ahead to next season and assesses the challenge that will come from Manchester City and Manchester United. He also considers how United can solve a problem like David De Gea.

Jul 22 2020

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Jude Bellingham and why players should try to play abroad

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On a tame night of football, the organisers of the Ballon D’Or decided to up the ante by calling off this year’s award.
Was this a staggering act of self regard or an understandable acknowledgment that some things just aren’t possible in the new normal?
With Jude Bellingham signing for Borussia Dortmund, Paddy, Noz and Dion discuss the benefits of going abroad for footballers and why everyone wins if they do.

Jul 20 2020

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Why the FA Cup defeat was good news for Manchester United

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David De Gea was the villain for Manchester United against Chelsea but could the result be the best thing for United in the long run?
Manchester United sacked Louis Van Gaal after winning the FA Cup so why should this bother them.
But If they are going to learn lessons from it, maybe they should be far reaching. Having watched Frank Lampard’s Chelsea out play Solskjaer’s United, Dion Fanning has a suggestion for his replacement which might be the boldest move since Alex Ferguson’s ended a phone call with Howard Wilkinson with a query about Eric Cantona in 1992.

Jul 19 2020

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Leeds United and the power of Marcelo Bielsa

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Leeds United are back in the Premier League. On The Football Spin, comedian and Leeds United fan Rob Mulholland explains what the last sixteen years have meant for the supporters and how Marcelo Bielsa changed everything.
There’s a reflection on the low points since Leeds were relegated and a discussion of whether Leeds will be loved or hated under Bielsa in the Premier League.

Jul 18 2020

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Man Utd ride their luck, Theo Walcott's career high and Clive Tyldesley's magic

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The race for the top four is still going but with relegation more or less settled in the Premier League, is this the football utopia one commentator claimed it to be? There could be football from now until next summer’s European Championships but is this a good thing?
On the Football Spin, Matt Stanger, Nooruddean Choudry and Dion Fanning discuss United’s win, Villa’s defeat and the career of Theo Walcott. There’s also a reflection on Clive Tyldesley and what makes a commentator great.

Jul 16 2020

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The Bitcoin Twitter hack, Liverpool’s post-season blues and Shaqiri’s glorious hair

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On the night, Twitter was hacked, Paddy McKenna keeps on top of this fast moving story while The Football Spin reflects on Arsenal’s win at the Emirates and the major talking points.
Is there any reason for Liverpool to be concerned? Dion Fanning argues that Project Restart has served its purpose for Liverpool and they will quickly get over targets they’re missing such as 100 points.
Shaqiri made an appearance at the Emirates with a wonderful head of hair. Surely all footballers should look like this? There’s no reason why not.
And Championship Corner returns with Matt Sayward discussing Brentford, Leeds United and Wigan Athletic.

Jul 16 2020

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Manchester United feel the pressure as City are back in the game

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Harry Maguire spoke after Manchester United’s draw with Southampton about how the visitors to Old Trafford had played with no pressure. But was he revealing the burden that has suddenly been placed on his own club?
United felt the pressure at Old Trafford on Monday night when they conceded a late equaliser against Southampton and how will they cope in the final games?
The pressure was on, in part, because of the CAS ruling which will see Manchester City compete in the Champions League next season.
This wasn’t a total exoneration but does that matter? How important is the CAS decision and do City still have questions to answer? Will anybody be listening?

Jul 13 2020

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A bad day for Spurs as Mourinho wins the North London Derby

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Bournemouth and Aston Villa’s victories on Sunday have fired up the relegation battle but for an hour, Bournemouth’s game against Leicester was, according to Dion Fanning, ‘the worst thing ever to be shown on television’. Then it all changed. Then that title was reclaimed by Mrs Brown’s Boys.
Tottenham’s victory against Arsenal may have bought Mourinho time but is that a good thing for Spurs?
Seamus Coleman was heavily critical of Everton after their defeat to Wolves but should he say it?

Jul 12 2020

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A Tribute to Jack Charlton

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The Football Spin reflects on the life and times of Jack Charlton, whose death was announced on Saturday morning. A man who won the World Cup with England and transformed Irish football, his life was extraordinary and Dion Fanning, Paddy McKenna and Noz Choudry reflect on all he achieved.

Jul 11 2020

46mins

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Why it’s time for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to be a little less humble

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Can anything stop Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United? After another convincing win, the Football Spin discuss the next steps Solskjaer has to take on the path to greatness.
They also acknowledge that maybe Roy Keane and Graeme Souness had a point - well Dion does - when they look at Aston Villa.
And what powerful body does Jose Mourinho have in his sights?

Jul 09 2020

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Why David Moyes shouldn’t sign Phil Jones and Michael Holding’s power

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Will West Ham stay up? After their defeat to Burnley, West Ham may be more concerned about relegation but with David Moyes at the helm, they have a man who won’t stop fighting and worrying about the fight.
But what about the future? Moyes has been linked with Jesse Lingard and Phil Jones but are these players he should want to advance the Moyes brand? Is Phil Jones too much on brand?

There’s also a talk about club loyalty and a discussion about Michael Holding’s powerful words on Wednesday.

Jul 08 2020

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Arsenal blow it once again

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Arsenal have been enjoying the empty stadium experience, according to Mikel Arteta, but suddenly against Leicester, when they were 1-0 up and down to ten men, it was like there were 60,000 fans breathing down their necks again and Arsenal became Arsenal.

Paddy McKenna, Dion Fanning and Nooruddean Choudry look at Arsenal’s joy at playing behind closed doors and how they faltered at the Emirates when the pressure built.

They also discuss Jurgen Klopp’s claim that one day he’d like a team full of scousers and wonder if this would really be a good thing for Liverpool

Jul 07 2020

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Why Jack Grealish should join up with Mason Greenwood at Manchester United

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Graeme Souness’s criticism of Jack Grealish on Sunday raised issues about football in the modern age and what pundits from another era want.
On The Football Spin, Paddy McKenna and Nooruddean Choudry discuss the relegation battle and the criticism of Grealish.
There’s also an examination of Mason Greenwood who goes from strength to strength and they wonder how many goals Manchester United would have scored if there had been fans in Old Trafford.
More importantly, there’s a jingle competition for Championship Corner between Paddy and Matt Sayward.

Jul 05 2020

57mins

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Football in pubs, Lionel Messi at Newcastle and Kevin Blackwell's unfinished kitchen

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We can finally watch football in the pub again, but what will that entail? No sound? No celebrations? Hungover by midday after a 6am start to the session?

On The Football Spin, Dion Fanning and Nooruddean Choudry ponder this brave new world along with the possibility of Lionel Messi turning up at Newcastle if the Magpies' proposed takeover ever happens. Plus, guest host Matt Stanger has forced a new feature on the panel: Championship Corner.

Jul 04 2020

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