The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

James Richardson and the Totally pod squad are here three times a week throughout the 2022/23 season with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don't. Like a laugh? Well Duncan Alexander is on hand. Like tactics? That's Michael Cox's bag. Like European football? Rafa Honigstein and James Horncastle have you covered. We like to think we've got all your boxes ticked...


  • Messi’s happy, but Lewandowski’s forgotten

    Aug 09 2022

    It’s the first Euro pod of the season as Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo cast their eyes across the continent.PSG are 5-0 winners at Clermont with Lionel Messi scoring the first overhead kick of his career. Hear why he’s happy and why this could be his last season in Paris.The Bundesliga kicks off with a 6-1 win for Bayern at Eintracht Frankfurt. After being so reliant on their Polish icon, why don’t Nagelsmann’s men miss Robert Lewandowski?Speaking o...more

  • Brighton’s brains over brawn, while Man City scare us all

    Aug 08 2022

    The Premier League is back and so are the quartet of Jimbo, Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Sasha Goryunov on the Totally Football Show.Man City stroll to an opening day victory at the London Stadium. Who can stop the latent threat of Erling Haaland? And have Liverpool already given City an advantage they won’t claw back?Brighton claim their first ever win at Old Trafford in classy style. We sing the Seagulls’ praises and ask why do United keep signing centre-backs?Elsewhere, William Saliba owns hi...more

  • Haaland, Ronaldo, Mitrovic and more – opening day is upon us

    Aug 04 2022

    Premier League matchday 1 sees Jimbo assemble a pod squad of Tom Williams, Laurie Whitwell and Adrian Clarke.Will Erling Haaland score another debut hat-trick? Will Aleksandar Mitrovic finally step up to the Premier League? Who will be sadder this weekend – Brendan Rodgers or the Spanish Brendan Rodgers?Laurie gives us the lowdown on how Erik ten Hag is trying to instill discipline at Old Trafford. And how Cristiano Ronaldo is proving an obstacle to that.Inspired by Raheem Sterling and Gabriel J...more

  • Premier League season preview 22/23

    Aug 02 2022

    The new Premier League season is upon us and you can’t say fairer than Jimbo, James Horncastle, Charlie Eccleshare and Daniel Storey to preview it for you.Are Liverpool motivated to right some wrongs and win the title? Are City worse than last season? Can Spurs insert themselves into the title race after a full pre-season under Conte?4th place looks up for grabs. Is a meltdown imminent at Chelsea after a summer in which they might have gone backwards? Can Arsenal or even Man United capitalise?At...more

  • Game-changing England and game-changing Nuñez

    Aug 01 2022

    Reacting to a historic day for English football, Jimbo is joined by Raphael Honigstein, Charlotte Harpur, Daniel Storey and Nick Miller.England are European champions, defeating Germany at Wembley after extra-time. The Lionesses were grafting years before Sunday’s final. Can this be a landmark moment, not just in England but in Germany and around the world?Less significantly, Liverpool claim the Community Shield beating title rivals Man City 3-1. Is Darwin Nuñez more vital to the Reds than Erlin...more

  • It’s England v Germany and the return of the EFL

    Jul 28 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Tim Spiers and Matt Davies-Adams into the pod ahead of a bumper weekend of football action.England look to make history as they face Germany at Wembley in the Euro 22 final. Can the Lionesses stop Popp? And should super-sub Russo start?The Community Shield isn’t really exciting our panel, so we discuss some alternative curtain-raisers instead.The return of the EFL is a lot more exciting as Kompany and Bellamy take charge at Turf Moor, Wilder looks to bring Boro u...more

  • Six second clips

    Jul 25 2022

    The Lionesses are ready for the Euro semi with the Swedes, as are Jimbo, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams.Frida Fagerlund joins us to give us the inside scoop on Swedish preparations, who might just fancy playing against a team that will attack them a bit. Can England end their semi-final hoodoo?Daniel has his say on the great Jesse Lingard debate while we also ask whether it reflects badly on Leicester that they’re the only Premier League team yet to make a summer signing.Should...more

  • Best smothered in maple syrup

    Jul 21 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Benji Lanyado as the Lionesses do England proud once again.The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur gives us the lowdown from Brighton as England come from behind against Spain and gut it out to reach the last 4 of Euro 2022. Can they break their semi-final hoodoo?Unhappy Hammer Benji gets hot under the collar about Jesse Lingard and his potential move to Forest ahead of West Ham, as we also discuss who’s had the strongest transfer window so far.Despite ...more

  • Born with that scream inside me

    Jul 18 2022

    Jimbo’s back and welcomes James Horncastle, Matt Davies-Adams and Sasha Goryunov into a baking hot pod.Euro 2022 enters the quarter-final stage with England taking on Spain at the Amex on Wednesday. Are the Spanish too twee to pose the Lionesses any big problems?In the transfer market, Chelsea bring in gentle giant and model pro Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli. But do they risk losing more academy prospects in the process?Laurie Whitwell joins us from Australia where Erik ten Hag’s Man United keep...more

  • Oh No Zinedine

    Jul 14 2022

    Matt Davies-Adams welcomes Lynsey Hooper, Michael Cox and Tom Williams to the latest Totally Football Show.Lynsey gives us an on the ground perspective of England’s form and thought processes after the demolition of Norway 8-0 on Monday night. Is this the high point or is the best yet to come for the Lionesses?There’s also a look ahead to the rest of the week's Euro fixtures as the group stages draw to a close. In Transfer Talk, we wonder why Wolves haven’t signed anyone beyond the most expensiv...more

  • Brilliantly White Horses

    Jul 11 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Adam Hurrey, Adrian Clarke and Daniel Storey to a scorching summer Totally Football Show.Daniel talks us through a tentative start to Euro 2022 for the Lionesses, plus there’s a look ahead to a finely poised group game against Norway.The Athletic’s Paul Tenorio tells us about Wayne Rooney’s impending move to manage DC United plus what the expectations are for Gareth Bale at LAFC.We talk about Jack Wilshere’s retirement from playing at just 30 and what a life in coaching holds for ...more

  • God of justice

    Jul 07 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Julien Laurens and Matt Davies-Adams into the pod for another summer Totally.Euro 22 gets underway with England overcoming stubborn Austria in the tournament opener, with special praise reserved for Kirby and Keira. And Frida Fagerlund previews possibly the game of the weekend – Sweden v Netherlands.In the transfer market, we discuss why Chelsea signing Sterling makes sense. But will we see the return of Raheem the dribbler? Plus Forest’s summer splurge, ten Hag ...more

  • The romantic choice

    Jul 04 2022

    Join Jimbo, Flo Lloyd Hughes, Daniel Storey, and Raf Honigstein for a look back at some sizzling transfer stories. A look ahead to a summer scorcher in England. And a trip down memory lane to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil... not sure why it's Raf's favourite...In the week where Salah stays put and Ronaldo wants out we bring the latest from the red sides of the North West. Ask Raf about the big red side of Germany and whether Bayern will still include Robert Lewandowski in their line up next seaso...more

  • Strengthening positions of strength

    Jun 30 2022

    It's Jimbo joined by Charlie Eccleshare, Duncan Alexander, and all the way from Brazil, Tim Vickery!And it's a Brazilian flair to the show today as we discuss favourite Brazilian footballers, club swapping Brazilian players (see Raphinha, Gabriel Jesus, Richarlison), and we talk all about the 1950 World Cup which was hosted in, that's right, Brazil - but devastatingly, not won by them. Spoilers!It's not all about the South American continent though, we have some Adebayor nostalgia as The Athleti...more

  • A Happy Lion

    Jun 28 2022

    It’s Jimbo. It’s James Horncastle. It’s Dom Fifield. It’s Tom Williams. It’s the Totally Football Show.It’s transfers, transfers, transfers as rumours start to become fact. Gareth Bale is heading to Los Angeles FC, but is a move to the MLS the best preparation for his World Cup with Wales?Gossip is still all around though and some salacious talk links Cristiano Ronaldo to both Roma and Chelsea. Will it be either, or neither?On This Day were two of England’s more recent international humiliations...more

  • Even long shots make it

    Jun 23 2022

    It’s Jimbo. It’s Duncan Alexander. It’s Carl Anka, It’s Flo Lloyd-Hughes. It’s the Totally Football Show.The transfer rumour mill is beginning to spin at an alarming rate. Do Arsenal just buy the same players over and over again? Will Man United try to sign a player that hasn’t been at Ajax? How many of Marina Granovskaia’s signings at Chelsea have been successes? And how do Liverpool keep making money?Flo has been with the England women’s team ahead of their friendly with the Netherlands as the...more

  • Terms of engagement

    Jun 20 2022

    Jimbo’s back with another Totally in the company of Charlie Eccleshare, Colin Millar and Adrian Clarke.The big transfer rumours revolve around Raheem Sterling and a potential move to Stamford Bridge. Would he be a better fit at Chelsea than at Man City? Gabriel Jesus might also be heading to London from Manchester. Is Arteta assembling a rotating cast of wide forwards at Arsenal, a la City?Meanwhile with additions like Bissouma, and possibly Alfie Devine, will next season see Spurs finish 3rd? A...more

  • Lambs in the spring

    Jun 16 2022

    Jimbo’s joined by Daniel Storey, Jay Harris and Matt Davies-Adams sweeping up all the football across the globe.The England fans turn on the England manager after a 4-0 defeat to Hungary in the Nations League. Has Southgate been shafted by this flurry of end-of-season fixtures? Costa Rica and Australia take the last two World Cup spots with Aussie goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne providing vital content with his penalty shootout antics.There’s thoughts on Steph Houghton’s England omission and some of ...more

  • New knees

    Jun 13 2022

    Jimbo is back and so too are Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams for the Totally Football Show.The panel address some Nations League fatigue and explain why Gareth Southgate shouldn’t be overly concerned about England’s reliance on Harry Kane for goals.The transfer window is open and active. We can look forward to the start of the Haaland-Nuñez Twitter wars. Will Liverpool’s excellent transfer track record continue? Is Robert Lewandowski in danger of irritating Bayern into keep...more

  • Reasonably interesting guy

    May 30 2022

    The domestic season comes to a close and rounding up all the drama, it’s Matt Davies-Adams, Michael Cox, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey.Real Madrid win a 14th European Cup but that story is secondary to the treatment of Liverpool fans prior to the final at the Stade De France. Sasha and Daniel relay their own personal experiences of an uncomfortable night in Paris.On the pitch, we praise Ancelotti, Courtois and reflect on where Liverpool go from here, particularly as the frontline may need bol...more

  • All glamour, no clamour

    May 26 2022

    Champions League final ahoy. Matt Davies-Adams, Carl Anka, Rory Smith and Duncan Alexander look ahead to the marquee match of the club season in European football.Real Madrid face Liverpool in Paris with revenge in the air. Is Mo Salah in danger of going full Gazza 91? And would the absence of Thiago make Real favourites?The appetiser for Saturday sees Roma claim the first ever Conference League trophy with victory over Feyenoord. A great moment for Rome, Mourinho and Smalling.The Championship p...more

  • We have taken their masks off

    May 23 2022

    It’s the last European edition of the season, with Matt Davies-Adams standing in for Jimbo, alongside James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo.One story dominating the news across the continent and that’s Kylian Mbappe’s decision to snub Real Madrid and stay at PSG. We discuss the 4-year obsession with Mbappe, the feeling of betrayal and the very impressive young man at the centre of it all.At the end of one of the best Serie A seasons in years, Milan breeze past Sassuolo to claim their...more

  • Moats with crocodiles

    May 23 2022

    That’s a wrap on the Premier League season. Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Adrian Clarke look back on a great final day and a great campaign.The title race is on a knife edge for a couple of hours but Man City eventually come from 2-0 down against Villa to retain the title. The Athletic’s Sam Lee recounts a fuzzy afternoon at the Etihad where City show their character and personality.Leeds survive but how will they fare next season? Is Jesse Marsch too manic? Will they struggle along wit...more

  • New manager osmosis

    May 20 2022

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander and Charlie Eccleshare tackle the final weekend of the Premier League season.Everton survive after an incredible comeback against Palace on Thursday night. Former Toffee Don Hutchison talks to us about their escape and the growing problem of pitch invading fan altercations.The final day promises perhaps more drama than we’ve ever seen in Premier League history. Who will win the title? Who will go down? Will Man United be consigned to the Conference League where they belon...more

  • Schrödinger's equality

    May 19 2022

    Jimbo is alongside Colin Millar, Jordan Campbell and Christoph Biermann as the first major European silverware of the season is decided.It’s the biggest day in Eintracht Frankfurt’s history as they overcome Rangers on penalties in Seville to win the Europa League. A victory for German football fans, redemption for Trapp and more misery for Ramsey. Will we see the Eagles doing a Dortmund in the near future?Forest also need penalties to reach their first ever play-off final. Matt Davies-Adams talk...more

  • Hope arising

    May 16 2022

    Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Christoph Biermann into the pod for the closing stages of continental football.The Bundesliga season finishes with a send-off for Erling Haaland, and perhaps to Robert Lewandowski. The Pole indicates he wants to leave Bayern. Does that give hope to the rest of the Bundesliga?Germany’s favourite team Eintracht Frankfurt are preparing for their Europa League final on Wednesday. Can Rangers overcome the best team in the competition s...more

  • The neuro eleven

    May 16 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Dom Fifield and Sasha Goryunov after Liverpool hoover up yet more silverware.It’s another shootout victory for Liverpool in the FA Cup final as their squad players step up again and Chelsea’s season turns into an anti-climax.Liverpool’s title hopes are given a boost by the brilliant Bowen who will surely be making his England debut very soon, as Mahrez misses the chance to put Man City on the verge of the title.Leeds are the big winners at the bottom after their...more

  • Fanboy hornet’s nest

    May 13 2022

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Natalie Gedra bring you a slightly later pod than usual after Thursday night’s pivotal North London derby.Have Spurs now seized the momentum in the battle for Champions League football? And given their streakiness and the collective age of the players and the coach, is it a wonder Arsenal are even in this top 4 race?Man City look imperious in their march towards the title, thanks to Kevin De Bruyne. Fantastic player, frustrating interviewee. Erling Haala...more

  • The Inter Totally Cup Final 2022

    May 12 2022

    Jimbo presents this special standalone edition of the final of the 2022 Inter Totally Cup. A new quizzing champion will be crowned - is it Daniel Storey or Charlie Eccleshare? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Someone’s crying my Lord

    May 09 2022

    Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Christoph Biermann discuss the business end of the season across the continent.The title race and the battle to stay in Serie A are both going to the wire. Is it a job well done for Jose Mourinho this season as Roma reach the Conference League final?Nantes are Coupe De France winners thanks to the French Sam Allardyce. Meanwhile Aurelien Tchouameni has some big suitors across Europe after another stellar display for Mo...more

  • The curse of neologism

    May 09 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Lynsey Hooper and Charlie Eccleshare after what could be a pivotal weekend in the Premier League season.Charlie upsets Klopp, as do Spurs who hold Liverpool at Anfield, allowing Man City to go 3 points clear by battering Newcastle. Is it City’s to lose? And are we any closer to knowing how Jack Grealish fits into the City side?It’s advantage Arsenal in the race for the top 4 ahead of the North London derby on Thursday. Hear why the panel think it’s still Spurs t...more

  • Mad match too

    May 05 2022

    Football, bloody hell. Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Adrian Clarke after another phenomenal set of Champions League semis.Man City are seconds away from reaching the final but it’s Real Madrid who come back from the dead yet again. Was this a Champions League exit where Pep didn’t do anything wrong? And we pay tribute to calm Carlo Ancelotti.Liverpool survive a scare in Villarreal to reach the final. But don’t cry for Emery after an incredible campaign. Do Spurs have what ...more

  • Cup of losers

    May 02 2022

    Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens into the Euro pod as we approach crunch time across the continent.The Champions League semi-finals are delicately poised with Liverpool expected to progress past Villarreal and Man City and Real Madrid expected to produce more chaos.The panel are also predicting some epic atmospheres in the Conference League semi-final second legs in Marseille and Rome.Christoph Biermann discusses the possibility of an all-German Europa League fina...more

  • Something of the undead

    May 02 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Tom Williams, Nick Miller and Matt Davies-Adams after another dramatic Premier League weekend.Norwich are relegated but Burnley and Everton both achieve huge wins in the battle to survive, with Jordan Pickford proving the French wrong. Does Leeds’ goal difference make them the new favourites to go down?Man City and Liverpool both ease to comfortable wins once again. But does the lack of peril in games and continued brilliance of both sides make this a boring title race for the...more

  • Club reveal new manoeuvre

    Apr 28 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Colin Millar into the pod after a wonderful midweek of Champions League semi-final football.Man City and Real Madrid contest a 4-3 thriller at the Etihad in their semi-final first leg. But will City rue not killing off the archetypal villain in the horror movie?Liverpool make lighter work of Villarreal as we pay homage to the fabulous Fabinho. Is 2-0 a dangerous lead in this instance?The Premier League weekend provides plenty of intrigue. I...more

  • It’s them again

    Apr 25 2022

    Jimbo assembles the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens ahead of another massive midweek of action.PSG are champions but the ultras are protesting and Pochettino’s exit appears imminent. Might we see a swap deal with Spurs for Conte?Bayern are champions but everyone’s questioning when will this unhealthy dominance end. And are we about to enter Robert Lewandowski’s final year in Munich?Real Betis win the Copa Del Rey, their first silverware since 2005. A wonderful nigh...more

  • Throwing the keys down the drain

    Apr 25 2022

    Jimbo is alongside Rory Smith, Daniel Storey and Adrian Clarke to dissect a big old weekend in the Premier League.An Origi inspired Liverpool eventually overcome Everton in the Merseyside derby to keep pace with Man City in the title race. The Toffees are now in the relegation zone. Is it a myth that Lampard is doing the best he can?It was a wonderful weekend for the reinvented Burnley and the aggressive Arsenal. But despite victory, there is a malaise at Chelsea. What does the imminent exit of ...more

  • Down bad

    Apr 21 2022

    Jimbo invites Duncan Alexander, Carl Anka and Flo Lloyd-Hughes to pod amid a seismic midweek in the Premier League.Liverpool hammer Manchester United at Anfield as Jurgen Klopp’s side get close to peak football. United meanwhile play like a team in a relegation battle. Ten Hag is confirmed. Where did it go wrong for Rangnick?There’s a Mario Kart race for the top 4 as Nketiah inspires Arsenal to a sensational victory at Stamford Bridge, ahead of the visit of United on Saturday.Fulham are back in ...more

  • Strong against the weak

    Apr 18 2022

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens survey the footballing landscape over the continent known as Europe.Real Madrid, Bayern and PSG edge tantalisingly close to claiming their respective titles. Christoph Biermann reflects on a mixed week in Europe for Nagelsmann’s champions elect and of course Eintracht Frankfurt in the Camp Nou.Resurgent Roma are flying the flag for Italy in Europe under Jose Mourinho while Milan could be on the verge of a billion Euro takeover.There are bi...more

  • Space time

    Apr 18 2022

    Jimbo’s joined by Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Sasha Goryunov after FA Cup semi-final weekend and in the midst of another big Premier League week.Liverpool blow Man City away at Wembley with their first-half display to progress to Jurgen Klopp’s first FA Cup final. But why were City so bad? And how have Liverpool ended up with a deeper squad?The Reds will meet Chelsea after they sweep aside Palace with Loftus-Cheek and Werner finally starting to shine in a Chelsea shirt.In the Premier League,...more

  • I will not learn

    Apr 14 2022

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Dom Fifield reconvene after a mammoth midweek and ahead of a mouth-watering weekend.Man City make it through to the last 4 of the Champions League after a game full of aggro at Atletico.The holders Chelsea are out after another incredible night in Madrid as Benzema and Modric bail Real out again. Where does Luka sit among the greats?Alvaro Romeo joins us to discuss Villarreal’s incredible win over Bayern, as the Yellow Submarine continue to showcase their...more

  • The place where amazing happens

    Apr 11 2022

    Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo preview a whole bunch of European quarter-final second legs.In the Champions League, Real Madrid look to get the job done against holders Chelsea while Villarreal hope to complete a remarkable upset against Bayern. Christoph Biermann tells us how doubt is creeping in in Munich – are Nagelsmann’s Bayern worse than Flick’s Bayern?Can the consistently inconsistent Lyon knock West Ham out of the Europa League? And will ther...more

  • He means pavement

    Apr 11 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adam Hurrey and Adrian Clarke into the pod after the biggest Premier League game of the season.Once again Man City and Liverpool can’t be separated as they draw 2-2 at the Etihad in a wonderful encounter. The panel discuss a rivalry that suits the millennial, the curious Gabriel Jesus and the most absurd image in recent Premier League history.The other Mersey-Manchester clash sees Everton earn a crucial 3 points with victory over Man United. Are this bottom 3 going ...more

  • Festival of the damned

    Apr 07 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Tom Williams, Natalie Gedra and Colin Millar after another seismic midweek in the world of football.Man City take on Liverpool this Sunday in a potential title decider. Who will prevail? City’s collective or Liverpool’s superior individuals?First Brentford, now Benzema at Stamford Bridge as Karim rises to score a hat-trick against Chelsea in the Champions League. How has he become so good so late in his career?Villarreal and Atletico also show their identity once again and for...more

  • How do you slow down a Ferrari?

    Apr 04 2022

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens cast their eye over the continent ahead of the Champions League quarter-finals.Could Man City be in danger of underestimating Simeone’s Atletico, with Joao Felix in his best ever vein of form for the club? And can Karim Benzema inspire Real Madrid to victory over the holders Chelsea?Bayern Munich face Villarreal but Christoph Biermann tells us how they might be in hot water for temporarily fielding 12 players at Freiburg.From hot water to ...more

  • Mulled wine craze

    Apr 04 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Matt Davies-Adams into the pod after the return of Premier League football.Brentford batter the Blues at Stamford Bridge on Saturday as we all wonder how Christian Eriksen is doing this physically and mentally.Tottenham are also big winners on Sunday against Newcastle. Tactically can Conte’s Spurs be stopped?We look ahead to Burnley v Everton on Wednesday, a huge game at the bottom of the table. But do Lampard – and indeed Gerrard - think they...more

  • Gucci towel on a private beach

    Mar 31 2022

    Jimbo’s back alongside Carl Anka, Duncan Alexander and Dan Bardell to close the international window and look ahead to the return of the Premier League.Carl regales us with tales of his trip to Nigeria as Ghana progress to the World Cup while Mane and some lasers see off Salah’s Egypt. Meanwhile England players stick together as Maguire gets booed by his own fans.The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur is part of a record-breaking attendance at the Clasico at the Camp Nou, a momentous occasion for women...more

  • Prime nobody territory

    Mar 28 2022

    Lynsey Hooper is in the hot seat, with Rory Smith, Daniel Storey and Laurie Whitwell for company in the midst of a momentous international break.Gareth Bale silences his critics with a brace for Wales and one of the best free-kicks of all time. Where might his club career take him when he leaves Madrid in the summer?European champions Italy are out of the World Cup after a shock defeat to North Macedonia. Filip Mishov tells us how the underdogs can do the same to Portugal.Canada qualify for thei...more

  • Jollof and everything in between

    Mar 24 2022

    It’s an international week with potentially huge implications for the World Cup in Qatar.Jimbo, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams discuss the last chance for Bale, Ramsey and co to qualify for a World Cup as Wales take on Austria in their play-off semi-final.Portugal and Italy could face each other if they get past their semis. Who’s feeling more pessimistic? The Portuguese or the Italians? Tiago Estevao and James Horncastle tell us.In the African play-offs, it’s Senegal v Egypt and Ghana v Nige...more

  • Fotheringham Day

    Mar 21 2022

    Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo after a huge weekend of football across the continent.Barcelona batter Real Madrid in the Bernabeu in a game that showcases Xavi’s managerial talents but also maybe Carlo Ancelotti’s shortcomings. Will this leave a black mark on his record that he can’t recover from.Roma run riot in the Rome derby over Lazio with Tammy Abraham continuing to break records in front of his adoring public.PSG are beaten for the 4th away game in a row a...more

  • Classic batting collapse

    Mar 21 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Dom Fifield and Adrian Clarke to dissect all the FA Cup and Premier League action.Nottingham Forest’s cup run comes to an end against Liverpool but there seems to be something brewing at the City Ground under Steve Cooper. Liverpool will face Man City, who play like they have 13 players against Southampton. And it’s Chelsea up against Palace in a semi-final complicated by Palace’s co-owners trying to buy Chelsea.Tottenham and Arsenal are both victorious in the r...more

  • Cracks appearing

    Mar 17 2022

    Jimbo rustles up Duncan Alexander, Colin Millar and Sasha Goryunov for some forensic analysis on the Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup.It’s time to talk about the state of Man United as they get knocked out of Europe by Atletico. And there’s an abundance of difficult to beat Spanish sides with good knock-out coaches in the quarter-finals. Also, could the lack of the away goals rule lead to ties at neutral venues?Liverpool are 2-0 winners at Arsenal to close the gap on the leaders to on...more

  • Knife between their teeth

    Mar 14 2022

    Jimbo and the Euro crew are back ahead of another seismic week of Champions League football.After their exit last week, PSG’s fans turn on the team, booing Neymar and Messi’s every touch. It seems time’s up for Leonardo and Pochettino. Are we about to see a Wenger and Zidane dream team?Can Cristiano inspire Man United to victory over Atletico on Tuesday? And will Juventus be OK against Villarreal now they’re rid of the away goals rule?We talk Turkey with Banu Yelkovan as Trabzonspor are on the v...more

  • Dirty protest

    Mar 14 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Benji Lanyado after another blockbuster weekend of Premier League delights.Arsenal win 5 in a row and are back in the top 4 ahead of the visit of Liverpool on Wednesday. We pay tribute to non-showy Odegaard and his enormous football brain. And from a Liverpool standpoint, is this the best time to cash in on Salah?Cristiano Ronaldo is back in form ahead of the visit of his favourite opponent Atletico in the Champions League. But are Everton...more

  • Absolute shipwreck

    Mar 10 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Duncan Alexander as perhaps two grandiose football projects come to an end.Roman Abramovich is sanctioned meaning that Chelsea Football Club are frozen as a commercial asset. What does it all mean? The Athletic’s Matt Slater takes us into uncharted territory.PSG collapse again as Real Madrid overcome the Parisians in the Champions League. How good is Benzema and why does this exit hurt more than any other for PSG?In the Premier League this weekend...more

  • Hips don’t lie

    Mar 08 2022

    Jimbo signals James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Christoph Biermann into the pod ahead of the return of European club competition.PSG could be without the injured Kylian Mbappe for their crucial Champions League clash with Real Madrid. It doesn’t get more Spursy than that. Is it time to see more from Messi?Do Salzburg have a shot against a Bayern side that appear to have taken the last few weeks off?The old guard of Barca and Atleti are back in the top 4 of La Liga. And the lead ...more

  • On the train up to a stag do eyes

    Mar 07 2022

    In the pod with Jimbo, it’s Adam Hurrey, Daniel Storey and Matt Davies-Adams casting an eye over another memorable Premier League weekend.City outclass United again in the derby as Rangnick’s senior players go missing and there’s some panto punditry on show.Arsenal go 4th but have we been burnt by the Gunners before? And Norwich are beaten by Brentford as Dean Smith becomes even more haunted.There’s the latest Inter Totally Cup clash as Rory Smith takes on Lynsey Hooper.Plus Toney’s penalties, S...more

  • Birmingham Baggio

    Mar 03 2022

    Jimbo, Tom Williams, Adrian Clarke and Charlie Eccleshare tackle another huge midweek and weekend in the world of football.Roman Abramovich announces his intention to sell Chelsea. The Athletic’s Adam Crafton joins us to discuss how we got here.Spurs are eliminated from the FA Cup by Championship Middlesbrough. What now for Harry Kane? One of the best players of his generation who could end up trophylessIn the Premier League, Jesse Marsch prepares to take his new Leeds team to Leicester. The Oth...more

  • Eight-dimensional chess

    Feb 28 2022

    Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo dissect another big weekend across the continent.Sevilla are victorious in the derby against Betis on Sunday. Can West Ham topple the kings of the Europa League in the Europa League?Staying in Spain, Barcelona continue to benefit from having the best transfer window in Europe as Aubameyang continues to show his class.It was a huge weekend for Napoli who go top of the table in Serie A. Can Spalletti’s side go all the way...more

  • The man made me write it

    Feb 28 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Sasha Goryunov, Daniel Storey and Natalie Gedra in the midst of another non-stop week in the world of football.Liverpool win the Carabao Cup on penalties after Kepa comes on, fails to save any penalties and then misses the crucial spot-kick. Did Tuchel get it wrong? And is Mendy the best goalkeeper in the world?Leeds bids an emotional farewell to Marcelo Bielsa as The Athletic’s Phil Hay tries to sum up the efforts of a manager who made Leeds a must-watch.The FA Cup midweek 5t...more

  • Jimbo on Football Clichés!

    Feb 25 2022

    Your charming host of the Totally Football Show is Adam Hurrey's latest guest on the excellent Football Clichés, also part of the Athletic podcast network. If you're not yet a subscriber, search for Football Clichés everywhere you get your pods. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Counterfeit cigarette salesmen

    Feb 24 2022

    Jimbo is alongside Rory Smith, Carl Anka and Duncan Alexander to cast an eye over the footballing landscape this week.A bad performance but a good result as Man United draw at Atletico. Hear why they need to calm down and Elanga needs to start.The League Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool looms this weekend, with Tuchel’s weird Lukaku situation and Liverpool having hammered Leeds 6-0. Can Liverpool actually overtake Man City in the title race or is that easier said than done?Tottenham and C...more

  • The magic beans they sold the cow for

    Feb 21 2022

    Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo back into the pod ahead of another huge midweek of competition.Atletico face Man United in the Champions League after a good weekend win but a pretty wretched 2 months. Lille travel to Stamford Bridge with Jonathan David looking to impress some potential suitors. And Dusan Vlahovic makes his Champions League debut for Juve at Villarreal.Napoli host Barcelona in the Europa League after a handsome win at Valencia where Aubameyang and...more

  • Pleasant unpleasantness

    Feb 21 2022

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Nooruddean Choudry and Matt Davies-Adams unpack a brilliant Premier League weekend as the title race restarts. Tottenham shock City at the Etihad in a performance inspired by Harry Kane and perfect counter-attacking goals. Will Pep be happier now he has the antagonist that is Liverpool back in his sights?There’s an old school game to remember at Elland Road as Noz discusses what makes Leeds and Man United such hated rivals.At the bottom, there were big wins for Burnley and ...more

  • Soldado special

    Feb 17 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Adrian Clarke into the pod in a week packed full of Champions League and Premier League action.Liverpool emerge from a tough game at Inter with a comfortable 2-0 scoreline as we rave about Van Dijk and Perisic. There’s also plenty of raving about Mbappe but less so about Real Madrid.In the Premier League, it’s the reverse fixtures from Matchweek 1 which allows us to revisit our early season takes gone wrong. From Lukaku to Crystal Palace.Spurs are...more

  • If Bayern allows it

    Feb 14 2022

    Jimbo and the Euro crew jump back into the pod as the Champions League returns with the knockout stages.PSG host Real Madrid in a game featuring Messi, Ramos and a boat load of narrative. But are the Parisians anything without Kylian Mbappe?Liverpool travel to San Siro as Inter face their biggest European game in a decade. Can they cope with Liverpool’s intensity without Barella?The Europa League and Conference League return too with Barcelona Napoli the standout fixture, as Xavi’s side look to ...more

  • Internonticental

    Feb 14 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Tom Williams into the pod after another dramatic weekend in the Premier League.In Abu Dhabi, Chelsea become world champions by beating Palmeiras, as Tuchel wins in front of Abramovich. But why don’t neutrals care more?Domestically, Spurs suffer a third straight league defeat at the hands of Wolves, with some straight-talking from Conte once again. Can anything more be gained by telling Tottenham’s players how terrible they are?Leicester are de...more

  • Barging the expert out the way

    Feb 10 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Nick Miller and Lynsey Hooper into the pod amid a hectic Premier League schedule.Southampton win a thriller at Spurs as we debate the ceiling on the likes of Ward-Prowse and Broja. And the hubris of Antonio Conte.Elsewhere, there’s some Weghorst love, Wilfried Zaha channels Peter Devine and Dan James is outshining Cristiano Ronaldo on the road.Frank Lampard’s Everton are looking nervously over their shoulders as they take on Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds.Natalie Gedra i...more

  • Under 19 level

    Feb 07 2022

    The Euro crew are back as Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo take in a huge weekend across the continent.Milan boost their title hopes with a derby win over Inter, while Vlahovic and Zakaria enjoy dream debuts for Juventus.Barcelona have their shooting boots on against Atletico as Xavi gets the best of Simeone, for whom nothing can go right.PSG also win big in Lille to go 13 points clear, as everyone enjoys the sight of Messi in the middle.Christoph Biermann is back to tell...more

  • King of the shenanigans

    Feb 07 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Matt Davies-Adams and Flo Lloyd-Hughes after a huge weekend of FA Cup shocks and the AFCON final.Non-league Boreham Wood beat Bournemouth to reach round 5. Kidderminster almost join them but are overcome by Declan Rice FC.Nottingham Forest thrash the holders Leicester. But are they chasing a pointless dream and should promotion to the Premier League be the real goal? And will Cooper, Johnson and Spence be there next season?Man United are knocked out by Middlesbrough...more

  • The new net spend

    Feb 03 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Adrian Clarke and Colin Millar ahead of FA Cup 4th round weekend.How seriously should teams like West Ham and Everton take the cup? Or does Frank Lampard need to concentrate on his new chat show?Deadline day saw Alli and Auba on the move. Can Dele return to the raging fire he once was? And was it the right time to bid Aubameyang goodbye?Aaron Ramsey arrives at Rangers but then watches his new team get torn apart by Celtic and overtaken at the top of the table...more

  • Spectacularity

    Jan 31 2022

    Jimbo, Tom Williams, Charlie Eccleshare and a Cameroon-based Daniel Storey take in all the football from around the globe. Frank Lampard is finally confirmed as the new Everton manager. The panel try to determine what kind of a manager Lampard is and why we’ll always compare him to Gerrard.With the transfer window closing, we look at Liverpool’s statement signing of Luis Diaz and the succession plan for Mane and Salah. Plus the Premier League bids a perhaps temporary farewell to one of the most ...more

  • Ever ever

    Jan 27 2022

    Jimbo is joined this week by Duncan Alexander, Dom Fifield and Maher Mezahi.Tragedy strikes at the Africa Cup of Nations with 8 people killed in crushes outside the Olembe Stadium in Cameroon.On the pitch, it’s quarter-final weekend with the North African derby between Egypt and Morocco the headline act.In the Premier League, have Watford finally made a sensible managerial appointment in the shape of Roy Hodgson? Could he be the man to finally give them a clean sheet?Greg O’Keefe is back to disc...more

  • Cut the fig

    Jan 24 2022

    The Euro crew of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo assemble after another dramatic weekend across the continent.Real Madrid, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid all come from 2-0 down to salvage something in La Liga. But can Ousmane Dembele salvage his career after Barca tell him he’s no longer welcome at Camp Nou?There’s a top of the table clash in the Netherlands as leaders PSV took on the inexplicably not leaders Ajax. Yordi Yamali has more.Lionel Messi returns for PSG but it’s...more

  • A reality that wasn’t there

    Jan 24 2022

    Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey into the pod after the final weekend of Premier League action for a fortnight.Man City drop points while Liverpool emerge unscathed from their spell without Salah and Mane. Could the title race actually be back on?The race for the top 4 is wide open as Chelsea swot aside Spurs once again. Did Conte show too much of an inferiority complex?At the bottom, it’s looking bleak for Everton as Big Dunc’s battle cries can’t make up for a lack...more

  • Flabby midsection

    Jan 20 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Dan Bardell to oversee a Premier League weekend chock full of narrative.The complexion of Everton v Aston Villa is changed completely by Big Dunc taking the helm, up against Stevie G on Merseyside again. David Moyes returns to Old Trafford again as West Ham face a Rangnick side still waiting to play 90 good minutes within the same match.In midweek, Tottenham complete a historic comeback at Leicester with Antonio Conte transforming the mentali...more

  • Used car salesman

    Jan 17 2022

    Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo dissect the weekend action on the continent.Real Madrid win the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia with Ancelotti and Modric remaining evergreen. But the real headlines are made back home in the Copa Del Rey with the Betis derby suspended and completed 24 hours later behind closed doors after a missile strikes Joan Jordan.Bordeaux suspend Laurent Koscielny and sink to second bottom of Ligue 1 after a 6-0 defeat to Rennes...more

  • Greetings fellow kids

    Jan 17 2022

    Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Charlie Eccleshare after a weekend packed full of talking points.While there’s a controversial postponement of the North London derby, Leeds just carry on playing and win at West Ham. Does Bielsa get enough credit? Is Declan Rice being pushed too far forward? Plus what’s up with the different size dinner tables at Man United?The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe has details on chaos club Everton sacking Rafa Benitez and perhaps the imminent return of Robert...more

  • There’s no decimal place in football

    Jan 13 2022

    Jimbo welcomes back Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Dom Fifield ahead of a weekend fixture list packed full of potential drama.Chelsea breeze past Spurs in the Carabao Cup semi-final. Now they travel to the Etihad, needing a win against Man City to keep the title race alive. So with a point probably being a great result, how will Pep approach this match?As for Spurs, it’s the North London derby and the first managerial meeting of Antonio Conte and Mikel Arteta. Will we see the all-action Conte...more

  • An assault on the rulebook

    Jan 10 2022

    The Totally Football Show European Edition returns for 2022 with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo.No doubting the game of the weekend across the continent as Juventus come from 3-1 down to beat Roma’s side packed full of Englishmen. Remember when Mourinho sides used to be able to defend?In Spain, Real Madrid’s team of 10 certain starters get back to winning ways. But the social media statements of Valencia and Real Betis criticising referees cast a shadow over La Liga.Bay...more

  • Three small little claps

    Jan 10 2022

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Lynsey Hooper review a monumental weekend in the FA Cup and beyond.Non-league Kidderminster and Boreham Wood are through to round 4 as we have a bit of a moan about TV scheduling. And we enjoy the magic of smashing in a free-kick from 35 yards.There’s more than a few mentions of Nottingham Forest knocking out Arsenal. And individually there were bad weekends for Butland, Tavares and Ndombele.Also AFCON gets underway and the biggest shock of the whole weeke...more

  • That’s where the devil lives

    Jan 06 2022

    Jimbo welcomes back Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Tom Williams to a cup-heavy Totally Football Show.Chelsea have one foot in the Carabao Cup final after disposing of Tottenham 2-0 in their semi-final first leg. Did Spurs put in one of the worst first half performances ever?It’s FA Cup third round weekend. Can Chesterfield summon the spirit of Dyche as they head to Stamford Bridge? Will Hull hammer a nail into Rafa’s coffin as they host Everton?Maher Mezahi tells you everything you nee...more

  • Magic cupboard

    Jan 03 2022

    Matt Davies-Adams is in the hot seat for the first Totally Football Show of 2022, alongside Daniel Storey, Dan Bardell and Sasha Goryunov.Most of the panel were at Stamford Bridge to see Chelsea and Liverpool in a pulsating draw that led both sets of players to believe the title race was over.Romelu Lukaku wasn’t at Stamford Bridge. We ask what he was trying to achieve with his interview criticising Thomas Tuchel’s tactics.Man City win at Arsenal in another hugely eventful clash. Does the reacti...more

  • When the mill shuts

    Dec 30 2021

    For the final time in 2021, it’s the Totally Football Show with Jimbo joined by Duncan Alexander, Rory Smith and Dom Fifield.It’s the end of the year and the end of the title race? Liverpool lose at Leicester while broken Chelsea are held by Bissouma’s brilliant Brighton. Is there any shame in finishing second to City?Ralf Rangnick’s revolution at Man United takes a backward step with some not happy about training at night-time. Plus how bad are Norwich and what’s their beef with Billy Gilmour?A...more

  • Team Segway

    Dec 27 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Tom Williams and Lynsey Hooper to look back on a Boxing Day bonanza of goals in the Premier League.Manchester City eventually see off Leicester 6-3 to make it 9 league wins in a row. Is this current City side the finest tactical innovation of Pep’s career?Arsenal and Southampton secure big wins away from home as we praise target men Lacazette and Broja, while saving some more love for Odegaard and Ward-Prowse. But did Dean Smith jump back into management too soo...more

  • The evolution of strength

    Dec 23 2021

    Join Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Nick Miller and Adrian Clarke for the pre-Christmas Totally Football Show.The Carabao Cup quarter-finals provide much excitement with Leicester missing a golden opportunity to knock out Liverpool. And Tottenham continue to flourish under their scary Italian man.Next up for the Foxes is a trip to the Etihad on Sunday, while low-scoring Chelsea look to break down Steven Gerrard’s Villa.Plus Boxing Day 1963, the December 2006 goal of the month, Keown in the baths at Hi...more

  • Invisible friend

    Dec 20 2021

    For the last time in 2021, it’s the European edition with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens.Is the title race over in the Bundesliga? Are Nagelsmann’s Bayern better than Flick’s Bayern? Or Pep’s Bayern?Similarly Inzaghi’s done some wonderful interior design at Inter. Are the Nerazzurri playing some of their best football ever?Atletico lose a third league game in a row for the first time under Simeone but there’s hope for Barcelona thanks to their talent...more

  • Apocalypse cockroach

    Dec 20 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Natalie Gedra and Charlie Eccleshare into the pod after a weekend of not a lot of football but a whole lot of talking points.Spurs and Liverpool share the spoils in one of the games of the season so far. But it’s the officiating that takes centre stage. Are we heading towards a refereeing crisis with a dearth of talented officials in this country?Meanwhile Man City have entered champions mode, as we compare and contrast Cancelo and Alexander-Arnold. And Chelsea are ...more

  • Desperate karmic reach

    Dec 16 2021

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Adam Crafton and Flo Lloyd-Hughes engage in a race against time to produce a football podcast that isn’t immediately completely out of date.With Premier League clubs registering a record number of positive Covid cases and games postponed, is it time for a circuit breaker? And why is this the worst time for that when it comes to the TV rights holders?There’s plenty of midweek action to feast upon as Man City destroy Leeds 7-0. Are we in Bielsa’s last season at Elland Road? A...more

  • Liam The Dream

    Dec 13 2021

    Jimbo and the Euro crew (James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo) have a keen eye on footballing affairs across the continent.The Champions League last 16 draw takes place twice and second time around, we see PSG paired with Real Madrid in a tie packed full of angles. And Man City face Sporting in the hipster’s choice.Real Madrid look to be running away with the title while Real Betis sit 3rd as Manuel Pellegrini is once again doing a brilliant job in La Liga.Inter ...more

  • Performance of nothingness

    Dec 13 2021

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Dan Bardell and Colin Millar are on the spot to review and preview all the Premier League action.Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City and Man United are all victorious thanks to penalties. Are Jurgen Klopp’s side the best in the country at the top of their game? And how much of a difference does Thiago make?Conversely, are Southampton the worst team in the league on their day? And could Claudio Ranieri’s reign at Watford come to an end at Turf Moor this week?Plus a journey from Ply...more

  • Little bridge, big bridge

    Dec 09 2021

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams discuss a footballing week chock-full of narrative.The Champions League group stage concludes with the mighty Barcelona eliminated while underdogs Lille and Salzburg progress to the last 16.Steven Gerrard returns to Anfield on Saturday with Aston Villa. Will Stevie G be keen to show some tactical bravery against Liverpool? Elsewhere will City continue to dominate and will Chelsea continue to wobble?Arsenal suffer another away defeat at Everto...more

  • Shambling relic

    Dec 06 2021

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo digest a huge weekend across the continent, both on the pitch and in the post-match interviews.Bayern overcome Dortmund but there’s controversy as Jude Bellingham highlights referee Felix Zwayer’s past dealings. Elsewhere in the Bundesliga, Leverkusen score 7, Freiburg score 6 in the first half and Jesse Marsch is sacked by Leipzig.Also out of work is Claude Puel after Rennes run riot at Saint-Etienne. And PSG rescue a ...more

  • That incompetence very much can continue

    Dec 06 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Natalie Gedra, Daniel Storey and Dom Fifield after another intriguing Premier League weekend.West Ham knock Chelsea off the top of the table, thanks to the aggression of Antonio and the bravery of Moyes. We discuss why Chelsea are missing Kante and missing out on the full Lukaku experience.Villa beat Leicester as we see how Steven Gerrard has transformed the Villa midfield. Plus we all learn that incredibly vague rule about goalkeepers having the ball under control.There’s som...more

  • And that pint is a pint of beer

    Dec 02 2021

    It’s Thursday, which means it’s Jimbo alongside Duncan Alexander, Sasha Goryunov and Adrian Clarke to peruse the non-stop Premier League action.Liverpool thrash Everton at Goodison Park with another brace for Mo Salah, a player who is reaching the levels of Thierry Henry in his pomp.The relegation six-pointer between Newcastle and Norwich ends all square with the Magpies still winless ahead of a visit from Burnley. George Caulkin tells us why he doesn’t like what he smells when it comes to this ...more

  • Gesture of the umbrella

    Nov 29 2021

    Jimbo assembles the Euro crew of Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo after some statement performances across the continent this weekend.Napoli dismantle Maurizio Sarri’s Lazio to stay top of Serie A but it’s been a bad week for Juventus. They’re under investigation off the pitch and are Max Allegri’s methods on the pitch behind the times?Erling Haaland is back with a bang, just in time for Der Klassiker next weekend. Can Dortmund finally get one over Bayern?Ser...more

  • Disturbed by the lights

    Nov 29 2021

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Lynsey Hooper and Matt Davies-Adams are all over the Premier League weekend and midweek action.Carrick’s United go ultra-defensive to draw at Stamford Bridge. Rangnick’s United on Thursday are up against an Arsenal side that are proving themselves better than the rest but worse than the best.There’s scarcely believable murmurings of discontent at Brighton and Wolves. But more believable disgruntlement at Goodison as Everton prepare for Liverpool in the Merseyside Derby. Mat...more

  • If football was mathematical

    Nov 25 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Nooruddean Choudry in for a jam-packed Totally Football Show.As exclusively revealed by The Athletic, Ralf Rangnick looks set to take over as interim manager at Manchester United. Raphael Honigstein tells us to expect pace and precision in United’s play.We look back at the midweek Champions League action, purring over Man City and the way Reece James and Thiago hit footballs. And we look back at the midweek karaoke action with Declan Rice.Plus Dy...more

  • Dropping that knowledge bomb

    Nov 22 2021

    Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo into the Euro pod after a hugely eventful week in the world of football.Lyon v Marseille is abandoned after yet more crowd trouble in France, with Dimitri Payet on the receiving end of a missile, not for the first time this season.In the Champions League, PSG travel to Manchester with speculation rife about Mauricio Pochettino. Could he actually be about to take the reins at Old Trafford here and now?Napol and M...more

  • Watch the energy crackle

    Nov 22 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Dan Bardell and Adrian Clarke after a momentous weekend in the Premier League weekend.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is dismissed as Man United manager after a 4-1 thrashing at Watford. Why did the day dreamers in the boardroom allow this to carry on for so long? Kelly Somers makes sure we don’t forget about the Hornets. And Alvaro Romeo gives us the latest on Man United’s next opponents Villarreal.The panel discuss the changes brought about by Gerrard, Howe and Smith at ...more

  • Looking for 1p under a rug

    Nov 18 2021

    After a cracking international break, Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Flo Lloyd-Hughes preview a tantalising Premier League weekend.England batter San Marino 10-0 to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar. How do we feel about that kind of match and how do we feel about this kind of World Cup venue?Arsenal travel to Anfield in the headline fixture this weekend. In hindsight, did the Gunners win the transfer window?Three new managers take the Premier League stage on Saturday at 3 o’cl...more

  • Playing against holograms

    Nov 15 2021

    In an international week full of drama, Jimbo welcomes Julien Laurens, Matt Davies-Adams and Sasha Goryunov into the pod.Serbia strike late to win in Lisbon and secure their World Cup qualification and push Portugal into the play-offs. Pressure grows on Fernando Santos after underachieving with one of the most talented squads in the whole world.It’s all to play for for Italy as they head to Northern Ireland on Monday. England are almost there as we give Gareth credit for getting a tune out of pl...more

  • A bloke saying some stuff about another bloke

    Nov 11 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Rory Smith, James Horncastle and Colin Millar ahead of crunch time in World Cup qualifying.It’s going down to the wire as Spain face a tense double-header with Greece and Sweden, while the likes of Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands and Norway go head to head for a place in Qatar.Steven Gerrard is on the verge of leaving Rangers to become Aston Villa manager. Is this a bigger gamble for Villa or Gerrard? And does he need the experience at Villa before he can be considered as the ...more

  • Pyrrhic point

    Nov 08 2021

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo look back on a weekend across Europe headlined by new gaffers and late drama.Barcelona celebrate the appointment of Xavi by throwing away a three-goal lead against Celta Vigo. And champions Atletico draw 3-3 as well. Is this the worst group of defenders Simeone has ever had to work with?Meanwhile Real Sociedad stay top with their manager insisting former Newcastle man Mikel Merino is the best player in La Liga.The best ...more

  • A stranger they had nothing in common with

    Nov 08 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Charlie Eccleshare into the studio after a weekend where two Premier League managers bite the dust.City dominate the Manchester derby at Old Trafford thanks to the likes of Bernardo Silva, a dream player for Pep who plays everywhere and does everything. And Phil Foden who has to play on the left.West Ham are 3 points off top spot after rattling Liverpool at the London Stadium. Is talk of the Hammers doing a Leicester really that far-fetched?Villa a...more

  • Make history

    Nov 04 2021

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Adam Crafton and Duncan Alexander reflect on a massive midweek and preview a giant Premier League weekend.With Ronaldo once again Man United’s saviour in the Champions League and with the Manchester derby on Saturday, we imagine what life would be like if the Portuguese superstar had signed for City. Would we see a better Mason Greenwood? More sugar in the tea at Carrington?Antonio Conte is the new Tottenham manager – can he make the natives at Everton even more restless as S...more

  • Thumbs up guys

    Nov 01 2021

    With Champions League matchday 4 looming, Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens cast their eye over the continent.Barcelona have begun life after Ronald Koeman and face a trip to Kiev that could make or break their season. How did it come to this?Juventus are cruising the Champions League but are proving themselves to be a mid-table Serie A side. While Zlatan is proving he’s still got it. Can Milan do an Atalanta in the group stage?PSG keep winning but aren...more

  • Shoots like a horse

    Nov 01 2021

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Dan Bardell and Tom Williams are on hand to react to another managerial casualty in the Premier League.Saturday’s defeat at home to Man United signals the end for Nuno at Spurs. A man without an obvious plan, failing to get the best out of Kane and Son and turning Tottenham into a team of midfielders.Will Dean Smith be next after Villa’s 4th defeat in a row, against a West Ham side running rampant on the road?On the other hand, we extol the virtues of Vieira after Palace’s ...more

  • You’ve all but eaten a worm

    Oct 28 2021

    Jimbo welcomes along Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Robyn Cowen after League Cup last 16 week and ahead of Premier League matchday 10.Manchester City are out of the League Cup for the first time in 5 years, knocked out by West Ham, a team of no stars, with their best squad in Premier League history.Tottenham host Man United in the headline fixture of the weekend. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be there but Dele Alli might not be. Whatever happened to him?It’s a miserable time to be a Norwic...more

  • It’s not you, it’s me

    Oct 25 2021

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens are back to give you your fill of Euro football chat.El Clasico, Le Classique, Il Derby D’Italia and De Topper. It was a huge weekend of fixtures across the continent.Coaches in Serie A are raging at referees. Julian Nagelsmann is masterminding Bayern’s title charge from his kitchen. And Joshua Kimmich is not getting his Covid jab.It was a bad weekend for Dutch coaches. Ronald Koeman is harassed as he drives out of the ...more

  • Three handles

    Oct 25 2021

    After one of the most incredible results in Premier League history, Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Lynsey Hooper and a reeling Nooruddean Choudry.Manchester United are thrashed 5-0 by Liverpool at Old Trafford. We dissect a disaster for Solskjaer’s side and their childish performance, while Neil Atkinson from The Anfield Wrap places Salah in the pantheon of Liverpool legendsChelsea and Man City also hand out hammerings as Grealish sacrifices his brand for the sake of the team. And Watford run...more

  • We’ve all got numbers

    Oct 21 2021

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Adam Crafton and Dominic Fifield take in another frantic midweek of Champions League action and a tantalising Premier League weekend.Man United rely on spirit, courage and Ronaldo again against Atalanta. But could Cristiano starting against Liverpool provide a problem for Solskjaer’s side?Chelsea hammer Malmo but lose Lukaku and Werner to injury. Meanwhile Man City have got Foden, Palmer and also the Salford Silva.Back in the Premier League, are Leeds in decline? Phil Ha...more

  • Don’t use the ovens

    Oct 18 2021

    Ahead of Champions League matchweek 3, Jimbo’s back with the Euro crew – namely James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Raphael Honigstein and Julien Laurens.This week in Europe offers such delights as Atletico v Liverpool, Ajax v Dortmund and Man Utd v Atalanta. Will it be 3 defeats out of 3 for Barcelona in the group stage? Will the fuse box at the Camp Nou go out before they do?Bayern offer a demonstration of their might as they batter Leverkusen while Marseille offer a fitting tribute to Bernard Tap...more

  • Collective flinch

    Oct 18 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Sasha Goryunov after another stellar Premier League weekend.Newcastle’s new era begins in dismal fashion with defeat at home to Spurs. There may be big things to come in their future but is this current crop of players and manager doomed to relegation? West Ham are winners at Everton with everyone else starting to realise how good Declan Rice is. But nobody’s in any doubt that Mo Salah is operating on a Messi level right now as Liverpool hammer...more

  • Very expensive bay leaf

    Oct 14 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Dominic Fifield into the Totally pod as the Premier League returns with a fascinating fixture list.Ranieri returns to the Premier League, Vieira goes back to Arsenal and Newcastle host Spurs with Steve Bruce set to take charge for his thousandth game and possibly his last at St James Park. We spare a thought for a manager who doesn’t get much – if any – respect. And is Harry Kane’s value falling?Brentford take on Chelsea in a West London derby. Is...more

  • Arsene Wenger entered the chat

    Oct 11 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Julien Laurens, Colin Millar and Matt Davies-Adams into the chat after another dramatic weekend of international football.France secure the Nations League title with another come from behind win against Spain as Luis Enrique’s side again rue their lack of individual matchwinners.The Athletic’s George Caulkin joins us to discuss what Newcastle’s Saudi takeover means. For the future of the manager, the players and the fans resolving any inner moral conflict.Scotland v Israel deliver...more

  • Cub Scout Clasico

    Oct 07 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Rory Smith, Duncan Alexander and Adrian Clarke on the pod where, in spite of the international break, there’s plenty to discuss.Mike Ashley’s reign at Newcastle looks to be coming to an end. But the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover raises many issues. Is this the natural conclusion to the total worship of money in English football?Italy’s world record breaking unbeaten run is over as Spain beat them 2-1 in the Nations League semi-finals, inspired by 17-year-old Gavi as the future...more

  • Fashion week

    Oct 04 2021

    Jimbo is joined once again by Raphael Honigstein, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens after a weekend where Europe’s big guns all taste defeat.PSG are beaten for the first time this season at Rennes, as Neymar gets a 2/10 from L’Equipe. Meanwhile Bayern Munich play much better but miss a host of chances in defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt.Real Madrid lose at Espanyol while Barcelona are beaten yet again at Atletico. Messi’s gone and so have the goals. But will Joan Laporta sack a mana...more

  • Individual against system

    Oct 04 2021

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Lynsey Hooper watch the Premier League sign off in style ahead of the international break.Liverpool v Man City gives us 45 minutes of pure pleasure on Sunday. Salah goes all Messi/Kinkladze, there’s a joint man of the match and comedy double act Guardiola and Dean. In terms of the title race, will City’s squad depth prove crucial in the second half of the season?Everton take a point at Old Trafford, driven by a Doucoure transformed by Benitez. United ...more

  • Disillusioned Jedi

    Sep 30 2021

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Adam Crafton react to another enthralling midweek in the Champions League.It’s a last-gasp, lucky victory for Man United against Villarreal, saved by De Gea and Ronaldo again. With so many star names to try and accommodate, is Paul Pogba the piece that doesn’t fit?Man City are beaten in Paris where Lionel Messi, like Ronaldo, doesn’t do anything until he does something decisive. Has Pochettino found a blueprint for success at PSG?Chelsea lose again, this...more

  • Great effort

    Sep 27 2021

    For a look ahead to Matchday 2 in the Champions League, who else would you rather hear from than Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo?PSG host Man City on Tuesday. Will Poch’s players be able to press City like City pressed Chelsea?It’s a Europa League final rematch as Man United take on Villarreal while Juventus, minus Dybala and the ability to keep clean sheets, face Chelsea.Ronald Koeman says Barca can’t win titles but do his players agree? Ansu Fati sc...more

  • Living heat map

    Sep 27 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Sasha Goryunov and Colin Millar into the pod after another pulsating weekend of Premier League action.The North London derby is settled before half-time with young Gunners Smith Rowe, Saka and hype man Aaron Ramsdale on song. Is this finally Arteta’s Arsenal? And does 5th choice Nuno have authority over this Tottenham squad?Man City get the better of Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a match that shows the true value of Rodri and Mason Mount. And United are beaten at ho...more

  • Hot ref chat pot

    Sep 23 2021

    Jimbo, Tom Williams, Adam Crafton and Dan Bardell pick apart another packed week of football fun.The Carabao Cup’s biggest story is victory for Moyes at Old Trafford at last. Could Man United’s bloated squad have used the extra games to keep the squad happy?United are Aston Villa’s bogey team and they meet at Old Trafford this weekend. And it’s Chelsea v Man City. Could the hardest week possible in world football define City’s season? Plus we examine Marcos Alonso’s stance on kneeling.The North ...more

  • Chafing might be an issue

    Sep 20 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens, James Horncastle and Alvaro Romeo to chew over a smorgasbord of European football action.PSG make it 6 wins out of 6 in Ligue 1 but all the headlines surround Lionel Messi and his reaction to being substituted. Meanwhile at Dortmund, is there anything Erling Haaland can’t do?Real Madrid continue to entertain us with a late comeback at Valencia. Juventus are still winless and in the relegation zone as Allegri admits he’s worried.Plus the retu...more

  • German Neil Warnock

    Sep 20 2021

    Jimbo, Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Matt Davies-Adams and Daniel Storey cast their eyes over another dramatic weekend as the Premier League perhaps begins to take shape.Chelsea swot Spurs aside on Sunday as Thomas Tuchel once again shows his worth as a problem-solver. Elsewhere is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer lucky? Are Brighton luckier? And will Man City rue their dropped points against Southampton?There’s also credit to Arsenal for their new-found resilience with Ramsdale in goal. We look ahead to the 3rd round ...more

  • Heimlichs for everyone

    Sep 16 2021

    Jimbo welcomes along Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Natalie Gedra as the Champions League gets back into full swing.Manchester United are upset away at Young Boys. Do they lack personality in the Champions League? And will Solskjaer learn from his mistakes?Elsewhere, PSG continue to play as individuals, Man City don’t need a striker because they keep improving as a team. And the Nou Camp is the new Turf Moor.The Premier League weekend promises plenty. Matt Jones from The Blue Room talks to u...more

  • There are no plasters left

    Sep 14 2021

    The Champions League and Europa League return, with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens on hand to preview Matchday 1.Barcelona host Bayern, with Barca now bigger underdogs than they were when they lost 8-2 in 2020. Real Madrid travel to San Siro to face Inter. Under Ancelotti, the team are exciting with Vinicius no longer fictitious.It’s Liverpool v Milan at Anfield, where we should all be thankful that Zlatan is back in the Champions League. Similarly we take time to purr ...more

  • Jobbing magician

    Sep 13 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Dom Fifield after another eyebrow-raising Premier League weekend.The return of Ronaldo sees the Portuguese score twice as Man Utd beat Newcastle 4-1. But does Cristiano’s presence sacrifice Sancho’s style?Mo Salah joins the Premier League 100 club as Liverpool beat Leeds 3-0. Do we talk about the Egyptian enough as one of the best players in the world? And similarly at Man City, is Bernardo bubble gum Silva one of the most underrated players around...more

  • Creeping flappiness

    Sep 09 2021

    The Premier League is back and so are Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Adrian Clarke and Nooruddean Choudry.England are pegged back in Poland late on in a game where Gareth Southgate doesn’t make any substitutions. Does the England manager have a tendency to freeze on the big stage?Scotland are the only home nation to win in midweek, a huge victory in Austria in World Cup qualifying, as Andrew Slaven describes all.The headlines in the Premier League look set to be dominated by Ronaldo’s return to Old Tr...more

  • This is what football sounds like

    Sep 07 2021

    You'll have heard Daniel Storey speaking on Monday's pod about how he's about to attend his first football match since March 2020. And while many of you will have returned to grounds for the new season or been to a match at Wembley over the summer, but for lots of us, the noise and energy of a full stadium and the build up to the game is a long distant memory.With that mind, in place of our Euro show this week, here's a special podcast accompanying George Caulkin's amazing piece called This is w...more

  • Christmas only takes a day

    Sep 06 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Flo Lloyd-Hughes and Colin Millar into the pod on a weekend where crazy things are happening all around the world.While other nations are slipping up, England have become a machine in qualifying. Will a trip to Poland provide problems? And is Bellingham the future of the midfield?Elsewhere, it’s a big week for Northern Ireland who have some scores to settle with the Swiss. Brazil v Argentina is stopped as authorities try to deport four Premier League players. And do...more

  • Classic Como

    Sep 02 2021

    Earlier than usual, it’s your international break Totally Football Show with Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Sasha Goryunov.Can England recover from their fever dream at Euro 2020 as they travel to take on Hungary? And can they be more tactically flexible to finally win silverware?Cristiano Ronaldo scores a late brace against the Republic of Ireland to become the all-time leading scorer in international football history.We look at the movers on deadline day – from Camavinga to Rondon –...more

  • All the Messis

    Aug 31 2021

    With the transfer window creaking shut, Jimbo, Julien Laurens, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo review the last weekend of club football across Europe before the international break.Lionel Messi makes his debut for PSG but will Kylian Mbappe stay on as his team-mate? Will Real Madrid make a dramatic move on deadline day?It’s a nightmare beginning to life after Ronaldo for Juventus but Roma fans are all aboard on the Mou train.Van Bommel’s boys top the Bundesliga. A bad week ...more

  • Reheated soup

    Aug 30 2021

    After one of the biggest transfers in years, Jimbo, Adam Crafton, Daniel Storey and David Preece bask in a bumper Premier League weekend.Cristiano Ronaldo is back at Old Trafford. Did United buy him just so City couldn’t? Does he take them closer to the title? Should the money have been spent on a defensive midfielder? And James Horncastle tells us why Juventus won’t miss him.Liverpool and Chelsea battle to a draw at Anfield as Thomas Tuchel does a great job of calming his players down after Ree...more

  • Watkings

    Aug 26 2021

    Big news, big games, it’s all happening in the world of football. And Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Lynsey Hooper and Adrian Clarke have all the tools to tackle it head on.Harry Kane is staying at Spurs, for the summer at least. Did City leave Harry hanging out to dry? Meanwhile Pep Guardiola announces his exit in 2023. Will that cause a drop in intensity from his City side?Klopp v Tuchel and Van Dijk v Lukaku is something to get excited about this weekend. Is someone due a hammering from Wolves? Lik...more

  • Lassismo

    Aug 24 2021

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo return to cast their eye over this weekend’s continental football.It’s a good start for Jose Mourinho and Tammy Abraham at Roma in Serie A, while champions Inter thrash Genoa. But the rumours around Ronaldo suggest he wants to leave Juventus.Lyon and Monaco continue to struggle in Ligue 1 but the headlines are dominated by trouble between Nice fans and Marseille staff which sees their game abandoned.La Liga promises to be tight with Barca ...more

  • To hell and back

    Aug 23 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Matt Davies-Adams and Colin Millar into the pod after another pulsating Premier League weekend.Chelsea breeze past Arsenal at the Emirates with Lukaku scoring and immediately looking like the reference point for this side. The performance – and his personality – could be daunting for the rest of the Premier League. And how did Arsenal become so mediocre?It’s a 100% record for Graham Potter’s side too. But Bissouma still being at Brighton is baffling our panel. Shoul...more

  • Blue John caves

    Aug 19 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Dan Bardell and Charlie Eccleshare ahead of a mouth-watering Premier League weekend.Arsenal v Chelsea headlines the weekend as the panel salivate over the damage Romelu Lukaku could do and struggle to understand the signing of Ramsdale. Is Arteta safe from the sack because of the chaos above him?Nuno returns to Molineux as we ask what he’s changed at Spurs and what resolution the Kane saga will have.Plus Ant & Dec, Norwegian orgies and the origin story of...more

  • Fallen into the cauldron

    Aug 17 2021

    We’re underway in Spain and Germany, with Italy soon to follow. Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo have your back on all things continental.Dortmund come flying out the blocks in the Bundesliga with Erling Haaland stealing the show on matchweek 1. Is he the new R9?Pique is the hero on and off the pitch for Barcelona as Memphis channels Ronaldinho in La Liga.Looking ahead to the start of the Serie A season, will there be a big 7? And can Mourinho rediscov...more

  • Miss! Miss!

    Aug 16 2021

    The opening weekend of the new Premier League season doesn’t disappoint. Drinking it in with Jimbo are Carl Anka, Sasha Goryunov and Daniel Storey.Tottenham defeat champions Man City in a dream start for Nuno in North London. Will that inspire City to go and get Harry Kane? Or should they be spending that money on a left-back and a defensive midfielder?Manchester United thrash Leeds 5-1. Imagine how good they’ll be once they put Sancho and Varane in that team. And Brentford provide the feel-good...more

  • Starting to get the tingles

    Aug 12 2021

    The Premier League season is almost upon us and Jimbo is joined by the excited trio of Dom Fifield, Natalie Gedra and Tom Williams.The headline fixture of the opening weekend is Tottenham hosting Man City. If City don’t sign Harry Kane, does that hurt their championship chances? Will European champions Chelsea take the title with their incredible squad depth?Further down the table, there are big questions to be answered. Do Everton represent the biggest challenge of Benitez’s career? Are Palace ...more

  • Not bitter, little bit disappointed

    Aug 10 2021

    The European edition returns with your preferred pod posse of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo.Lionel Messi becomes a PSG player and will be starring in Ligue 1. Why all the cynicism? Could Messi have made a more romantic move?Feeling the absence of Messi are not just Barcelona but La Liga as a whole. No longer the league of stars.Speaking of financial crisis, Italian champions Inter are minus Conte and Lukaku. Can anyone see past Juventus returning to...more

  • Power League style

    Aug 09 2021

    Jimbo’s back with the first Totally Football Show of the new season in the company of Daniel Storey, Duncan Alexander and Adam Crafton.One of the biggest transfers in football history is about to take place. Lionel Messi says bye-bye to Barcelona and is set to move to PSG. Jubilant Julien Laurens joins us as we discuss if this is a good thing for Ligue 1. And what does it mean for Mbappe?Jack Grealish joins Man City for £100million but he alone can’t stop Leicester from winning the Community Shi...more

  • It's The Totally Football Yearbook 2021!

    Jul 19 2021

    Nick Miller joins Producer Ben to discuss the biggest news in publishing: The Totally Football Yearbook 2021!The Totally Football Yearbook 2021 - edited by Nick Miller, with a foreword by Jamie Carragher and contributions from all of your Totally favourites - is available on 5 August in hardback and ebook and as an audiobook. You can pre-order it now. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Part bleeding but still handsome

    Jul 12 2021

    Italy are European champions. Jimbo, Carl Anka, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, David Preece and Daniel Storey review a wonderful night for the Azzurri but a heart-breaking night for England who lose on penalties at Wembley.Gareth Southgate’s side take a very early lead but are pegged back and worn down by their opponent. Like the 2018 World Cup semi-final but worse. It’s an inspirational group of players but in hindsight, did England throw this Euros away? And did they play that much foot...more

  • Man scores volley

    Jul 09 2021

    For the penultimate pod of the Euros, Jimbo is joined by a bumper crew of James Horncastle, Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Duncan Alexander.Anticipation builds ahead of the final at Wembley on Sunday. Italy the complete team, managed by Mancini the serial winner. Whereas England look to be physically fresher. Are both teams already heroes and in a no-lose situation?We reminisce about a tournament including lots of goals, classic matches and most importantly, fans.And 15 years on from Italy’s last...more

  • No root crops on the back pages

    Jul 08 2021

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey and Duncan Alexander bask in the glory of England reaching their first ever European Championship final.The Three Lions come from behind at Wembley to overcome Denmark and progress to the Euro 2020 final. England - masters of keep-ball, shaking off their demons and of shielding the ball and waiting for a free-kick. We salute the likes of Walker, Rice and Maguire.England will face Italy in the final who eliminated Spain on Tuesday. Alvaro Romeo informs us on how La Roja’s per...more

  • Wave of soppy emotion

    Jul 07 2021

    Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Adam Crafton and Daniel Storey as the Azzurri ascend to the final of Euro 2020.It took penalties and a little bit of luck but Italy beat Spain at Wembley and continue to give great value to this tournament. Meanwhile, the future looks bright for Spain with Pedri running the show. But should they have got rid of Ramos?England and Denmark compete on Wednesday to see who will face Italy in the final. Niels Harild tells us how the spirit of 92 is more of a positi...more

  • Giddiness correspondent

    Jul 04 2021

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Carl Anka and Sasha Goryunov react to a fantastic night for the Three Lions in Rome.England cruise past Ukraine 4-0 and into the last 4 of Euro 2020. A performance that was everything we wanted it to be – ruthlessly efficient and an absence of jeopardy. We salute Southgate, Shaw and the Sterling Kane partnership.They will meet Denmark in the semi-finals at Wembley after the Danes dispatch the Czechs thanks to Joakim Maehle’s caramelo. But are they a bit overrated?Plus we re...more

  • DonnaSommer

    Jul 03 2021

    Jimbo is alongside Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and James Horncastle as Italy & Spain set up a semi-final meeting at Euro 2020.Roberto Mancini’s Italy knock out the number 1 ranked team in the world in Belgium, in a performance that has everything. How have the Azzurri managed to put together this 32-game unbeaten run? And why wasn’t Mancini more in demand?Spain are victorious on penalties against 10-man Switzerland but are hugely wasteful in front of goal again. Alvaro Romeo tells u...more

  • Reliving Euro 2008 (the one without England)

    Jul 01 2021

    If you want a break from all this England euphoria - or just a bit of perspective - here’s the latest episode of our Euro Stories documentaries, looking back on Euro 2008 .There’s no England in this one, but there is a whole lot of Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens, Sasha Goryunov and Alvaro Romeo.You can subscribe to this series by searching for Beyond The Headline on Apple, Spotify and all the usual places - we’ve done each tournament since 1988, and the 2012 and 2016 episodes will be out in the...more

  • Spiderman meme

    Jun 30 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Adam Crafton, Raphael Honigstein and Daniel Storey to look back on a momentous day of action as the quarter-finalists at Euro 2020 are finalised.England secure a landmark victory over Germany at Wembley where all of Southgate’s decisions came off. And his squad selection and team selections appear to be vindicated. Is it judgement or luck? Plus how the nation reacts when the hugely endearing Southgate wins.Jogi Low has now managed his last game for Germany, who pay the price for h...more

  • Reduced to a screaming seven-year-old

    Jun 29 2021

    Jimbo, Carl Anka and Daniel Storey try and make sense of quite possibly the greatest day of tournament football ever.Switzerland knock out world champions France on penalties after a 3-3 draw in Bucharest. We try to explain the magnificence of Xhaka and Pogba. And would France have fared better with Laporte?Speaking of Laporte, his Spanish side beat Croatia 5-3 after extra time. How to explain a free-scoring team with a struggling striker?England and Germany face off at Wembley on Tuesday. Rapha...more

  • I’ll bite my own hand

    Jun 28 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox and Duncan Alexander into the pod after a day of illuminating action at the Euros.Czech Republic hog the headlines by eliminating the Netherlands in the first shock of the last 16. But are they still the weakest team in the competition? And can Frank De Boer be blamed for the crazy mistakes of his players?Number 1 ranked Belgium knock out holders Portugal, in a game signposted by selfishness and stroppiness. And it’s time to bust the myth that Ronaldo is good at free-k...more

  • Rushing to the wrong fire

    Jun 27 2021

    Jimbo’s back and he’s brought Sasha Goryunov and Tom Williams with him as the knockout stages of Euro 2020 get underway.Denmark dismantle Wales 4-0 in Amsterdam as their fairy-tale continues to the quarter-finals. Niels Harild tells us why the Danes are daring to dream of a repeat of 1992. What will Gareth Bale do next? International football only? Golf?Italy need extra time to eliminate Austria at Wembley, with the beaten side showing just how good they are.Having seen glimpses of Belgium at th...more

  • Reliving Euro 2004

    Jun 24 2021

    It's a rest day here at Totally, so while we gear up for the knockouts of Euro 2020, allow us to take you back to Euro 2004 with the latest episode from The Athletic's Euro Stories, featuring some of your favourite voices from Team Totally. If you like what you hear, you can catch up with previous episodes by follow or subscribing to our Beyond The Headline feed on Apple, Spotify and all the usual places.Jimbo will be back - and so will we - shortly after the final whistle of Wales v Denmark and...more

  • Big club football

    Jun 24 2021

    Matt Davies Adams, Daniel Storey and Adam Crafton are here on the day of goals and destiny in the Euros.In Group F, F stood for fun as each team at some stage were bottom of the table or facing England in the next round.In Group E, we weren't expecting too much but Spain came to have a fiesta, with a hand from Martin Dubravka, whilst Sweden and Poland put on a five goal thriller. So have Spain finally arrived?And now all eyes turn to the Round of 16 which kicks off on Saturday with Wales v Denma...more

  • The buttock region

    Jun 23 2021

    Matt Davies Adams, Tom Williams, and Daniel Storey are here as England top Group D and as Scotland bid farewell to their first tournament in 23 years.So Scotland are out but what does it mean? We ask The Athletic's Jordan Campbell who's live at Hampden for his reflections on a heartbreaking night for the Tartan Army.More positive scenes over at Wembley though, well for 12 minutes anyway, as Sterling netted again and England top the group and look at facing, erm, France/Germany/Portugal/Hungary!S...more

  • An Aldi own brand Pep Guardiola

    Jun 22 2021

    Matt Davies Adams, Rory Smith, and Sasha Goryunov are here as Denmark make their mark on this tournament and squeeze into the next stage whilst Austria find their fast flowing football.Copenhagen was the place to be on Monday night as Denmark scored four magnificent goals to set up their place in the round of 16. Whilst Finland gave Belgium a run for their money before Lukaku turned the fireworks on. Plus we had one of the most memorable moments of the tournament so far - and VAR was involved in...more

  • Suit that doubles up as sportswear

    Jun 20 2021

    Matt Davies-Adams welcomes Duncan Alexander and Robyn Cowen into the pod as Wales progress to the knockout stages.Robert Page’s side lose 1-0 in Rome but are still safely in the last 16. Are good-looking lads Italy the new tournament favourites? Are Turkey the worst dark horses ever?Groups B and C will conclude on Monday. Ari Virtanen dares to dream of Finland upsetting Belgium and advancing to the next round.It’s a chance for the likes of Lukaku, Yarmolenko and Dumfries to boost their Golden Bo...more

  • Proper downer

    Jun 20 2021

    Matt Davies-Adams is joined by Lynsey Hooper and Tom Williams after arguably the most exciting day of action yet at Euro 2020.Germany bounce back from defeat to France with a 4-1 thrashing of Portugal. Never write them off. Are the holders in danger of elimination at the group stage?Hungary cause their own upset by holding world champions France in Budapest. Should Les Bleus be concerned about the lack of goals from Karim Benzema?Speaking of a lack of goals, Spain toil to another draw, this time...more

  • Lucky for big blokes

    Jun 19 2021

    Matt Davies-Adams, Duncan Alexander and Daniel Storey react to one of the most anticipated days of Euro 2020 so far.Scotland take a point from Wembley as Steve Clarke’s bold selection pays off. Has Gareth Southgate been spooked by the anonymous Harry Kane? And is there much point in lionising Grealish when England function best as a team?Group F on Saturday offers mouth-watering clashes between Hungary and France and Portugal up against Germany. Raphael Honigstein gives us his thoughts on what J...more

  • Positive Scotland pants

    Jun 18 2021

    Matt Davies Adams, Daniel Storey, and Carl Anka are here with the fall out from Thursday's action and to set you up for a big Friday.On the show it was an emotional night in Copenhagen as Denmark played Belgium and united in celebration of Christian Eriksen after 10 minutes.Elsewhere The Netherlands secured their place in the knockout stages with a 2-0 win over Austria. We ask if the draw is in the favour?And we wave a fond farewell to North Macedonia who lost 2-1 to Ukraine.Then it's all eyes t...more

  • A kick in the Zubkov

    Jun 17 2021

    Matt Davies-Adams, Michael Cox and Sasha Goryunov are here as Wales arrive, Russia aren't Finnished, and Italy are livin la vida loca-telli.First to Baku where Wales are beaming after their 2-0 victory over Turkey, we ask if this was one of the most impressive performances so farAs for Russia well they arrived too in St Petersburg and grabbed their first three points. Will a win be enough to see teams through to the knockout stages though?And Italy gain a load of backers after their dominant per...more

  • Coke cola

    Jun 16 2021

    Matt Davies-Adams, Adam Crafton and Tom Williams react to a certain CR7's latest records and our first heavy weight fight.Tuesday night brought us the good, the bad, and the possibly ugly as France beat Germany 1-0. We ask is this France instilling fear? Did Germany deserve a draw? And did Rudiger have a little nibble?Speaking of bites, over in Hungary our early evening entertainment, well it didn't get going until 80 minutes in but not even the clock can beat Cristiano Ronaldo from breaking rec...more

  • Binary solo

    Jun 15 2021

    Matt Davies-Adams, Duncan Alexander and Dom Fifield react to a day of record-breaking goals and record-breaking passes at Euro 2020.The Tartan Army’s return to tournament football is an unhappy one as Patrick Schick inspires Czech Republic to victory from the halfway line. Did Scotland prove they are genuinely unlucky? Or are they just not clinical enough?Sweden channel their inner Palace to stifle Spain and draw 0-0 in Seville. Alexander Isak looks the real deal, Alvaro Morata – not so much.Slo...more

  • Contemplating the risky text

    Jun 14 2021

    Matt Davies-Adams is in the hot seat in the company of Carl Anka and Daniel Storey after a dazzling Day 3 at Euro 2020.England exercise real control and relaxation in their opening game as they defeat Croatia at Wembley. A great day for Phillips and Mings as Southgate’s team selection is completely vindicated. And he can afford to not even use Grealish or Sancho.Netherlands and Ukraine contest the game of the tournament so far as the Dutch win 3-2 in Amsterdam. And an angry Arnautovic seals vict...more

  • Traumatic and frantic

    Jun 13 2021

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams reflect on a day overshadowed by the dramatic collapse of Christian Eriksen.Denmark’s star man is thankfully in a stable condition after requiring CPR on the pitch against Finland. Away from Copenhagen, Belgium dismantle Russia and Wales are fortunate to escape with a draw against Switzerland, thanks to the efforts of Kieffer Moore and Danny Ward. But did Robert Page get his selection wrong?England v Croatia is the big game on Sunday. Juraj Vrdoliak tells us...more

  • Paint rude images into nice images

    Jun 12 2021

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov react to the opening night at Euro 2020 and look ahead to Day 2.Italy make dark horses Turkey look pony with a dominant display in Rome. James Horncastle joins us after the 3-0 win on Friday as the Azzurri shatter their own stereotypes with an adventurous performance.Saturday’s a landmark day for followers of Finland, with their first ever game at a major tournament against Denmark. With a daunting fixture list, Ari Virtanen isn’t optimistic they can do...more

  • Woo indeed

    Jun 08 2021

    Jimbo brings you Part 2 of our Euro 2020 preview with Duncan Alexander, Julien Laurens and a motley crew of continental experts.Group F is the group of death. Is victory a foregone conclusion for France? Will Benzema rock the boat or rock the tournament? Raphael Honigstein tells us why Germany are feeling fearful.In Group C, we’ve got some frank opinions on De Boer and Holland and some high hopes for Malinovskyi and Ukraine.Luis Enrique might be great but Covid-19 is playing havoc with Spain’s p...more

  • About to do a madness

    Jun 07 2021

    Jimbo’s back with part 1 of our preview of Euro 2020, in the company of Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Sasha Goryunov.The Three Lions head into essentially a home tournament as favourites. Paul Ince tells us what life inside the camp was like at Euro 96.Are England and Croatia worse than we think they are? And are Scotland and Czech Republic better?Can Wales match their semi-final exploits of 5 years ago, with or without a striker? They’re in the same group as a young Turkey side who we’re very e...more

  • Reliving Euro 96

    Jun 02 2021

    The Euros are just around the corner and to get yourself in the mood, here's a taster of The Athletic's excellent new Euro Stories series, in which we relive every European Championship from 1988 to the present. So set your time machine to the summer of 1996 and allow Iain Macintosh and a few your Totally favourites to transport you back to a time of Gazza and Gareth, Baddiel and Skinner and the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.Subscribe to Euro Stories by following The Athletic's Beyond ...more

  • In conversation with Pat Nevin

    May 31 2021

    Matt Davies Adams talks to Chelsea and Scotland legend Pat Nevin about his remarkable career on and off the pitch. Pat's autobiography The Accidental Footballer is out in print and audiobook now. It's very good indeed - and we're not just saying that because Pat's one of our Totally pod squad - so get it here Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Five minutes into the future

    May 30 2021

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Carl Anka and Dom Fifield reconvene to wrap up club football once and for all this season.It’s a magnificent weekend for West London football as Chelsea defeat Man City in the Champions League final. We pay tribute to Tuchel, Mendy, the full-backs, Mount, Havertz and of course N'Golo Kante. Humble genius - a sure fire Ballon d’Or? Does he have to be considered an all-time great?Also celebrating are Brentford fans who see their side promoted to the Premier League for the fir...more

  • Just call me

    May 27 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Lynsey Hooper and Tom Williams to comb through a footballing week full of finals.Villarreal win their first ever major trophy, as Unai Emery claims yet another Europa League title. And it’s at the expense of a Manchester United side suffering through Solskjaer’s lack of substitutions, De Gea’s lack of penalty saves and Fernandes’s coin toss decisions.Stunning managerial news as Conte leaves Inter, Zidane leaves Real and could Pochettino follow his heart, leav...more

  • Narcotic levels

    May 24 2021

    Jimbo brings you the final European edition of the season with James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens.Atletico are La Liga champions for the first time in 7 years as we salute Trippier, Correa and Simeone.Is it bye bye Zidane and bye bye Koeman? Will we see Raul v Xavi in the dugout for El Clasico next season? And there’s no Ramos – or any Real players – in Spain’s Euro squad.Lille seal their first title in 10 years, as Pochettino washes his hands of PSG’s second p...more

  • Virtual fireplace

    May 24 2021

    The Premier League season comes to a close with Jimbo, Michael Cox, Daniel Storey and Sasha Goryunov here to soak up the drama.It’s Liverpool and Chelsea who make the top 4 as Leicester miss out, the Foxes’ poor performances of the last month finally catching up with them.The Blues are beaten at Villa but aren’t punished for their feeble finishing. Are their hopes of winning the Champions League over if they concede first?West Ham qualify for the Europa League, while Man United prepare for this ...more

  • Five different goalkeeper kits

    May 20 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Adam Crafton, Duncan Alexander and David Preece ahead of the final weekend of the Premier League season.Three teams are battling it out for the one remaining place in the Champions League. Will losing out on the top 4 mean Leicester lose players? Will Harry Kane actually be allowed to leave Tottenham? And how misjudged was the Mason appointment?Roy Hodgson WILL be leaving Crystal Palace. We relive some of his finest moments as David has Scandinavian stories of Roy and his ciga...more

  • Mosh pit ready

    May 17 2021

    Checking into a continental football hotel, it’s Jimbo, James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo.The title races in Spain and France are going right down to the wire as Lille slip up but are still a point ahead while Atletico strike late to stay 2 points clear heading into the final day.Dortmund secure silverware and a top 4 finish which might be enough to hang on to their stars. Sporting are champions of Portugal for the first time in 19 years, with a young team and a ...more

  • Tumbled down that escalator

    May 17 2021

    It’s a weekend that reminds us why we love football, relived by Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Adrian Clarke.Leicester win their first ever FA Cup. A classic cup final by dint of having one of the great cup final goals and cup final saves. How many clubs are feeling silly for turning their nose up at Brendan Rodgers? And are Chelsea in danger of being over-coached by Thomas Tuchel?It’s a horrible weekend for Chelsea as they lose the Women’s Champions League final 4-0 to Barcelona. ...more

  • You can’t outrun maths

    May 13 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Dominic Fifield and Duncan Alexander into the pod to preview some big cup finals.Chelsea face Leicester in the FA Cup final, with both sides experiencing contrasting fortunes in midweek in the Premier League. Joe Brewin tells us how winning this competition would mean more to Foxes fans than a top 4 finish. Speaking of the Blues, Katie Whyatt helps us preview the Champions League final with the finest WSL team ever assembled, against heavy favourites Barcelona. Perhap...more

  • The most beautiful club in the world

    May 10 2021

    Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo take apart another dramatic weekend across the continent.Lille are closing in on a first title in 10 years as we pay tribute to their recruitment. Meanwhile PSG are purchasing Prince vinyl.Bayern Munich are champions of Germany again and have their eyes on 10 in a row. Can Lewandowski break Gerd Muller’s Bundesliga goals record this season?Dortmund are back in the top 4 thanks to their saviour Sancho. I...more

  • Table read

    May 10 2021

    Jimbo, Adam Hurrey, Carl Anka and Daniel Storey are back as the race for Champions League football takes more twists and turns.Leicester suffer a shock defeat at home to Newcastle. Are they set to slip out of the top 4 again? And how much blame would come Brendan Rodgers’ way?His old club Liverpool are back in the mix. Should the Reds be chasing the top 4? Or do they risk missing out and ending up in the Conference League by mistake?West Ham are beaten by Everton as Calvert-Lewin enters Harry Ka...more

  • Transfers are the philosophy

    May 06 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams as the 2021 Champions League final becomes set in stone.Chelsea and Man City both overcome Real Madrid and PSG with relative ease in the semi-finals. Are they the two best clubs in Europe? And should the final be happening in England?James Horncastle joins us for his take on Roma’s shock move for Mourinho as their new manager and the size of the task at hand.We look ahead to a Premier League weekend where Arsenal could relegate Al...more

  • Beef Cherki

    May 03 2021

    Jimbo meets up with Euro pals James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens to look ahead to the Champions League semi-final second legs.Inter are champions for the first time in 11 years as Antonio Conte overthrows Juventus from the Italian throne. Now he just has to sort out their new club anthem.The top 3 in La Liga are hanging on in the title race while Monaco slip out of the running in Ligue 1 after a five-goal and five-dismissal thriller. Dortmund and Leipzig will meet...more

  • Assembling the airplane in mid-air

    May 03 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Sasha Goryunov into the pod on another weekend where off the field issues overshadow the action.Manchester United v Liverpool becomes the first Premier League game ever to be called off due to fan protests. Can we expect to see more of this as the Super League backlash continues?Everton look to have blown their hopes of a top 4 finish. Is it time Ancelotti came in for some criticism? Also we praise Ollie Watkins, proof of the power of the pyramid.C...more

  • Projected onto a bedsheet

    Apr 29 2021

    Jimbo, Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and David Preece dissect a big old week for English football teams.Man City deliver one of their best ever away performances to turn the Champions League semi-final against PSG in their favour. We pay tribute to the non-panicking Pep.Chelsea are in a similarly strong position after a 1-1 draw in Madrid, featuring Ngolo Kante and the strongest squad left in the Champions League.Looking ahead to the Premier League weekend, we’re not promising goals between Man Un...more

  • Reverse Russian doll

    Apr 26 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo as we look ahead to the Champions League semi-finals and some exhilarating title races.Lille come from 2-0 down to win a thriller at Lyon, a statement victory in their pursuit of the title. But how different will Les Dogues look next season?We look ahead to the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals, with most of them looking like 50-50 calls.The fall-out from the failed European Super League continues. We ...more

  • Morass of shapeless football

    Apr 26 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Dom Fifield and Tom Williams, as the first major silverware of the season in England is dished out.Manchester City win the Carabao Cup for the 4th year in a row in an incredibly one-sided but narrow win. Would Mourinho have been brave enough to take off Harry Kane? And did Spurs ruin their chances of winning this final by ditching their former manager? It’s a big weekend in the race for Champions League football. How long will it take to fix Liverpool? And do th...more

  • Disappointing cut to the ground

    Apr 22 2021

    Jimbo is joined by the elite line-up of Michael Cox, Charlie Eccleshare and Duncan Alexander.The European Super League appears to have collapsed as quickly as it was formed with the Big Six in England all pulling out. What killed the ESL? Should the owners have been more patient? Did England save football? Or with the new Champions League reforms, are we actually worse off than we were a week ago?The League Cup final beckons with Manchester City taking on Tottenham, managed by Ryan Mason, the an...more

  • When they all had the dagger

    Apr 19 2021

    Jimbo assembles his own elite European line-up of Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle and Alvaro Romeo.With the European Super League now a fully proposed project, the panel discuss if there’s any demand from broadcasters and sponsors for this unproven commodity?Pedro Pinto gives us the UEFA perspective on the dirty dozen, and the extent to which the clubs could be punished.Agnelli’s Juventus might be missing out on Champions League qualification after defeat to Atalanta in Serie AJose Mourinho is...more

  • Creatively dull people

    Apr 19 2021

    Jimbo, Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Matt Davies-Adams discuss a weekend that could be seismic for football in this country and around the continent.The Premier League’s “Big Six” clubs announce their intentions to start a new European Super League. We discuss how this could be calamitous for English football, and to what extent the clubs should be punished for this deplorable act. On the pitch, Leicester will play Chelsea in the FA Cup final, as Thomas Tuchel ends Man City’s quadruple hopes. In ...more

  • Tights from M & S

    Apr 15 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Pat Nevin, Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov for an in-depth discussion on the Champions league quarter-finals.It’s elimination for the holders Bayern and a triumph for PSG and for Neymar – the Prince Charles of football.Up next for them, Manchester City, who finally reach the semi-finals under Pep Guardiola as Foden (and Bellingham) show exactly what they’re made of.Liverpool are snuffed out by Real Madrid at Anfield. Has Klopp been found tactically lacking this season? And was...more

  • Serve chilled

    Apr 12 2021

    Jimbo, Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens cast their eyes over the Champions League quarter-final second legs.PSG have the advantage over Bayern and are on the verge of knocking the holders out. Will PSG falter at home again? And has civil war broken out at Bayern between Flick and Salihamidzic?Will Man City show they’re not a heroic team and once again fall at the quarter-final hurdle against Dortmund?Zinedine Zidane continues to lose players but find solutions a...more

  • Tyneside Tom Williams

    Apr 11 2021

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Adam Hurrey and Daniel Storey take in an enthralling Premier League weekend.West Ham take another step towards Champions League football thanks to that man Jesse Lingard, as Leicester look like a bunch of school children in trouble.Man United come from behind yet again to win at Spurs as Mourinho tries a new diversion technique. Is Solskjaer better than we thought he’d be?Man City are beaten at home by 10-man Leeds as we enjoy how mad football can be sometimes. But is the Cha...more

  • The green zone

    Apr 08 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Natalie Gedra and Dominic Fifield into the pod as the Champions League quarter-finals deliver on entertainment.An Mbappe-inspired PSG win 3-2 in Munich. Have they overcome their mental problems in this competition? Or are Bayern still favourites?Real Madrid are also victorious as makeshift Liverpool are exposed against high-level opposition. And Gareth Southgate will have been the most excited man watching City beat Dortmund, with Foden and Bellingham on song.Wes...more

  • Renovate emotional memories

    Apr 05 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo to look ahead to some mouth-watering Champions League quarter-finals.Liverpool travel to Madrid to face a Ramos-less Real. Will the Reds go with 4 up front?Man City host Dortmund, who lose a massive game against Eintracht Frankfurt in the race for the top 4. The Haaland camp have been meeting Barcelona and Real Madrid. Can anyone afford him this summer? And will missing out on Champions League football see Sancho leave Dortmund ...more

  • Tableau of losers

    Apr 05 2021

    Jimbo, Rory Smith, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams discuss an eyebrow-raising return for the Premier League.West Brom secure one of the shock results of the season, thrashing Chelsea 5-2 at Stamford Bridge. Man City breeze past Leicester – have they become impossible to manage against?Liverpool cruise past the Gunners, with the panel enjoying the chaos and directness that Diogo Jota brings. But as for Arsenal, how did they spend so much money to end up in mid-table?Ligue 1 is hotting up as PSG lo...more

  • Shave twice a day

    Apr 01 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Adrian Clarke and Lynsey Hooper to wave goodbye to the international break and say hello to the return of the Premier League.Werner and Germany have a shocker, losing at home to North Macedonia. But England make it 3 wins out of 3 against Poland. It’s a game that left the panel feeling John Stones is not a natural defender and that Gareth Southgate’s in-game management is mediocre.We get excited about Arsenal v Liverpool this weekend. Is it the Big Six fixtur...more

  • Incredibly haunted

    Mar 29 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Sasha Goryunov and Charlie Eccleshare into the pod after another epic international weekend.The headlines are dominated by Republic of Ireland’s shock defeat at home to Luxembourg in World Cup qualifying. Ken Early tells us why it’s delusional for the Irish to believe this is their worst ever result.10 marks out of 10 for England so far as they swat aside San Marino and Albania. Should England build the team around Harry Kane when it comes to constructing their midf...more

  • Totally Football Show....coming up at lunch

    Mar 28 2021

    Slightly later than usual on a Monday, check back in at lunchtime when Jimbo will be joined by Daniel Storey, Sasha Goryunov and Charlie Eccleshare to digest the Republic of Ireland's shock defeat to Luxembourg with Ken Early, preview England's clash with Poland and gaze upon football's finest statues. Plus we'll watch Daniel and Sasha go head to head in the Inter Totally Cup! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Suburban retired dad

    Mar 25 2021

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Tom Williams and Duncan Alexander liven up your international weekend with a bumper Totally Football Show.With the return of World Cup qualifying, we see Wales score one of their best goals ever as champions France struggle. Meanwhile Norway are leading a proposed boycott of Qatar 2022.Katie Whyatt fills us in on the WSL’s new TV deal and some scintillating Champions League quarter-finals.And defending champion Michael takes on Tom in the return of the Inter Totally Cup.Plus ...more

  • Benny Hill aura

    Mar 23 2021

    Juventus are bewitched by Benevento with Pirlo increasingly under pressure, while Lionel Messi and Barcelona are looking back to their old selves with a 6-1 win at Real Sociedad.Lewandowski is closing in on records in the Bundesliga while Haaland is losing his rag with his team-mates. Will Xabi Alonso be joining them in Germany as Monchengladbach manager?Plus the best free-kick takers in Europe and the players to watch out for at the European Under-21 Championship.RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Cham...more

  • A lively spot

    Mar 22 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, David Preece and Dion Fanning after a weekend of pivotal league and cup action.Leicester progress to the FA Cup semi-finals with victory over Manchester United. Are the Foxes set to avoid another late season collapse? Why hasn’t it worked out for van de Beek at United? And should they nab Ndidi? Or Yves Bissouma?Will Man City do the quadruple? Are they depressingly good?In the Premier League, Arsenal come back from 3-0 down in garbage time to peg back a Lingard-insp...more

  • Fun content, awful people

    Mar 18 2021

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Jack Lang and Duncan Alexander dig into a footballing week containing Champions League, Premier League and FA Cup action.Chelsea see off Simeone’s Atletico while both Italian sides are knocked out. Why can’t they defend anymore? Plus does everyone want to draw Real Madrid?Man City cruise through to the next round. Can they overcome Everton in the FA Cup quarter-finals? And will they pass to Aguero?In the Premier League, Brighton host Newcastle in a huge game at the bottom. We...more

  • No more crocodiles to eat

    Mar 16 2021

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Rafa Honigstein and Julien Laurens cast their eyes over another big week of Champions League and Europa League action.Joachim Low decides to step down as Germany manager after Euro 2020. Are we about to witness a domino effect that will see Hansi Flick go to Germany and Julian Nagelsmann go to Bayern?Atletico might be in the process of blowing the La Liga title but can they overturn a deficit and knock Chelsea out of the Champions League? Or is Thomas Tuche...more

  • You are alright. For you, this is nothing.

    Mar 15 2021

    Jimbo discusses the Premier League weekend with Charlie Eccleshare, Daniel Storey & Matt Davies-Adams, a matchday with some truly unforgettable moments.Arsenal bag the bragging rights by beating Tottenham in the North London derby, despite Lamela and his rabona providing one of the great Premier League goals. But did Mourinho revert to type with his tactics?Elsewhere did Man United’s narrow win over West Ham actually show the chasm between the two sides?Chris Wilder leaves soon-to-be relegat...more

  • Colossus with feet of clay

    Mar 11 2021

    Jimbo welcomes Karen Carney, Duncan Alexander and Sasha Goryunov into the pod during a massive week of Champions League and Premier League action.Messi and Ronaldo are out of the Champions League, with the latter facing a bit of a backlash in Turin.Erling Haaland will be in the last 8 after another monstrous display. But he continues to be let down by his defence. If only Dortmund had Pepe.Liverpool stay alive in the Champions League too – does their entire season now boil down to their European...more

  • Defeat is a part of success

    Mar 08 2021

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are back ahead of some mouth-watering Champions League second legs.Dortmund prepare for Sevilla by losing a classic Klassiker. Pirlo’s Juventus face a season-defining fixture against Porto. And can Leipzig add to Liverpool’s misery?No Ligue 1 action but the Coupe de France delivers with amateurs beating professionals left and right. Marseille are the highest profile casualties.In Spain, Laporta wins the election at Barcelo...more

  • World’s least subtle shoplifter

    Mar 08 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Adam Hurrey, Michael Cox and Daniel Storey as the Premier League leaders lose and the battle for survival heats up big time.The panel praise the Solskjaer strategy as he has Pep’s number yet again in the Manchester derby.Bad signs everywhere you look for Liverpool who lose for the 6th home game in a row. Rafa Honigstein explains how Leipzig can add to their misery in the Champions League this week.But how great are Fulham, the victors at Anfield? Scott Parker’s making things i...more

  • Steering into the skid

    Mar 04 2021

    We look ahead to the Manchester derby with the big question looming – will it be 0-0? Can United step it up from their lacklustre midweek performance at Palace or is Bruno Fernandes knackered?Southampton also look shattered as they lose yet again. Are they being dragged into a relegation fight?Brighton almost certainly are. The Athletic’s Andy Naylor joins us to discuss their ground-breaking goal scoring issues.Plus penalty shoot-outs, pigeons and the problem with wearing stripes.RUNNING ORDER: ...more

  • Fishy transaction

    Mar 01 2021

    The old board at Barcelona, including Bartomeu, are arrested regarding financial issues. Meanwhile Inter look unstoppable in Serie A but their owners Suning have ceased operations.There’s further mutiny at Schalke, which sees Christian Gross and numerous staff sacked, while Leipzig stay on Bayern’s tail at the top of the table.In France, there’s a new manager and a new president at Marseille. And the best title race in Europe with 4 points separating the top 4.And Yordi Yamali joins us to detail...more

  • Cartoon musical notes

    Mar 01 2021

    Chelsea and Man United deliver another 0-0. Which means Man City go 12 points clear at the top of the table with their 20th win in a row against West Ham, showcasing possibly the best bench ever.Spurs and Arsenal are victorious with Bale and Willian beginning to redeem themselves, while Leicester’s Champions League place looks under threat under the weight of injuries.Brighton push the boundaries of wastefulness and jump the shark against West Brom. As does referee Lee Mason with his whistle. We...more

  • The limits of knowledge about football

    Feb 25 2021

    Man City make it 19 wins in a row with victory over Monchengladbach. Next up, 4th placed West Ham. Has Pep Guardiola solved football? And is Joao Cancelo a contender for player of the year?Thomas Tuchel continues his unbeaten start as Chelsea manager after beating Atletico. What does Joao Felix make of all of this?Villa revisit Leeds at Elland Road, as do we. Dyche and Mourinho go shopping. Plus we talk Pele, Kasami and the state of non-league. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Cancelo culture (01m 30s...more

  • Unconscious human traits

    Feb 22 2021

    Inter are victorious in the Milan derby, led by a rampant Romelu Lukaku. Is it their Scudetto to lose?Bayern lose at Eintracht Frankfurt to inject new life into Leipzig and the Bundesliga title race. Next up for the Bavarians, it’s Ciro Immobile’s Lazio in the Champions League.Atletico lose for only the second time this season, as Levante leave Madrid with all 3 points. Are Simeone’s side there for the taking by Chelsea this week?We also look ahead to the mouth-watering clash between Atalanta &a...more

  • Everybody needs a little time away

    Feb 22 2021

    West Ham are in the top 4 and are the top team in London. The Hammers beat Spurs with David Moyes building a team in his own image and Jose Mourinho offering diminishing returnsEverton win at Anfield for the first time in 22 years. Has the pandemic accelerated the end of a great Liverpool team?Chelsea remain unbeaten under their new manager. But was Thomas Tuchel right to single out Callum Hudson-Odoi by subbing a sub?Fulham try to provide some tension this season in the relegation fight as we d...more

  • Ultimate football destroyer

    Feb 18 2021

    The return of the Champions League provides another rude awakening for Barcelona as PSG run wild at the Camp Nou. And 2021 looks to be pointing towards a changing of the guard from Ronaldo v Messi to Mbappe v Haaland.Liverpool get back to winning ways against Leipzig. Who will win a Merseyside derby with top 4 implications on Saturday?Speaking of the top 4, who will come out on top as Moyes faces Mourinho on Sunday? And with Man City going 10 points clear at the top of the table, does this team ...more

  • Your body’s passing you a bill

    Feb 15 2021

    Barcelona take on a Neymar-less PSG with memories of the 2017 Remontada still lingering. Will this be Lionel Messi’s last hurrah in a Barca shirt?Will a vulnerable Liverpool be able to cope with Nagelsmann and the Leipzig press? It could be Dayot Upamecano’s last European tie with Red Bull as he’s off to Bayern.Also on the move in the Bundesliga is Marco Rose, who will leave Monchengladbach in the summer to become Dortmund manager. Meanwhile Milan lose the leadership of Serie A after a shock def...more

  • The world’s saddest victory parade

    Feb 15 2021

    Jimbo, Carl Anka, Daniel Storey and Charlie Eccleshare look back on huge wins for Fulham, Manchester City and Arsenal. Plus: more misery for Klopp and Mourinho; Brendan Rodgers’ special sauce and who is the Brazilian Kevin Nolan?RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Goals and goalkeeping mares of the weekend (01m 20s)• PART 1b: Everton 0 - 2 Fulham (05m 30s)• PART 1c: West Brom 1 - 1 United (10m 00s) • PART 1d: Southampton 1 - 2 Wolves (16m 00s) • PART 2: Arsenal 4 - 2 Leeds - and Willian’s unappreciated ge...more

  • Gareth Bale's feelings

    Feb 11 2021

    Joining Jimbo on the show this Thursday is Duncan Alexander, Dom Fifield, and Karen Carney as they review the FA Cup 5th round including that humdinger at Goodison. Plus there's footballing Son and sons, studs, and what exactly was Jimbo's first TV job?RUNNING ORDERPART 1 - Welcome (00.00)PART 2a - Everton 5-4 Spurs (02.00)PART 2b - Swansea 1-3 Man City (13.00)PART 2c - FA Cup 5th round round up (15.00)PART 3a - Man City v Spurs preview (18.00)PART 3b - West Brom v Man Utd (22.00)  PART 4a - Lei...more

  • A blond robot with no feelings

    Feb 09 2021

    The European crew assemble! Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo to look back on a disastrous weekends for Dortmund and Marseilles. Plus: More Messi to PSG rumours; Graziano Pelle returns to Serie A; and Zlatan, Pandev, Gignac and a celebration of golden oldies in Europe and beyond RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Performance of the Weekend with Paddy Power (03m 30s)• PART 1b: Gignac, Zlatan and the golden oldies (15m 30s)• PART 1c: A big weekend for Juv...more

  • This is dead. This is over

    Feb 08 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Michael Cox and Sasha Goryunov as they review Man City’s 4-1 win over Liverpool, their first victory at Anfield since 2003, a thriller between Manchester United and Everton and a look ahead to the FA Cup 5th Round.RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Weekend round-up (03m 00s)• PART 1b: Liverpool 1 - 4 Manchester City (04m 10s)• PART 2a: Manchester United 3-3 Everton (20m 20s)  • PART 2b: Soucek red & Spurs win over West Brom (25m 20s) • PART 3a: Newcastle 3-2 Southamp...more

  • Interchangeable people from Northampton called Mike or Kevin

    Feb 04 2021

    Jimbo is joined by Rory Smith, Faye Carruthers and Duncan Alexander to look ahead to Liverpool’s potentially season-defining game against Man City after their home defeat to Brighton. Plus: United put nine past Saints; Jesse Lingard off to a flier at West Ham; and the madness in MarseillesRUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Midweek round-up (03m 30s)• PART 1b: United 9 - 0 Southampton (04m 50s)• PART 1c: Everton bounce back (14m 20s) • PART 2a: Brighton beat Liverpool - with City next for the Reds (18m 30...more

  • Seven shots on target

    Feb 01 2021

    Details of Lionel Messi’s contract are leaked to the press, with Messi pocketing an estimated half a billion Euros. With Barcelona in dire financial straits, what’s the future for Messi and for the club?In France, Marseille ultras riot and storm the training ground in a violent protest against the president. Plus PSG lose, as Mbappe continues to do a bad Neymar impression.Real Madrid lose to Levante while leaders Atletico look unstoppable. And Wolfsburg are Champions League contenders in Germany...more

  • Caught in the squeeze

    Feb 01 2021

    Brighton earn their first home win of the season in the Premier League by beating Tottenham on Sunday night. Without Harry Kane, how will Mourinho’s Spurs cope with Tuchel’s Chelsea this week? And does Gareth Bale have anything left to offer?Liverpool look back to their best as Mo Salah scores a goal of the season contender at West Ham. Are they no longer afraid, as they prepare for Man City next weekend?Jack Lang joins us to discuss a big weekend in Brazil for Palmeiras and Chapecoense.Plus the...more

  • Extracting gold from rocks

    Jan 28 2021

    Manchester United’s title hopes are dealt a blow by Sheffield United who win at Old Trafford. Could the greatest of great escapes be on?Next up for United, it’s Arsenal on Saturday. Are the resurgent Gunners set for a top 4 finish?Or will it be David Moyes returning to the Champions League with West Ham? And will Man City leave everyone else behind in the title race?Thomas Tuchel’s first game in charge of Chelsea produces lots of passes but no goals. Hear why you should forget about the idea of ...more

  • So brief but so intense

    Jan 26 2021

    Thomas Tuchel is set to fill the vacancy left by Lampard at Stamford Bridge. Will his coaching skills allow him to succeed at Chelsea where Frank failed?Atalanta do Atalanta things to leaders AC Milan at San Siro. Dortmund are dealt another blow by possibly their future manager Marco Rose. Could they miss out on the Champions League?Speaking of which, the panel get stuck into the European Super League. Will it ever happen? Who’s the driving force? Barcelona could really use the money.Plus Neymar...more

  • Concede a goal to a coffee cup

    Jan 25 2021

    Manchester United knock out Liverpool in a ding-dong battle at Old Trafford, thanks to Fernandes. And the sensational Shaw. It’s another defeat for Liverpool but were there positives for Klopp?The holders Arsenal are out but Martin Odegaard is on the way in. Is he the antidote to Willian? And how big will Brighton v Fulham this week be in determining who stays in the Premier League?We dip back 26 years to Cantona’s kung-fu kick at Selhurst Park and revel in this weekend’s long throws. Plus Pope,...more

  • Pathetic beyond adequate description

    Jan 21 2021

    Leicester beat Chelsea in a match summed up by the panel as well-coached versus not well-coached. Does Frank Lampard know what’s going wrong?Man United stay top of the table. Is Solskjaer’s laid-back style and man management helping United and Paul Pogba flourish?Next up for United, it’s Liverpool in the FA Cup. Does Klopp need to go strong to play his players into form? And will it be a weekend to remember for Wycombe, Blackpool and Doncaster?Plus James Maddison’s interviews and Landon Donovan’...more

  • Like a flower put back in water

    Jan 19 2021

    Celebrations in the Basque country as Athletic Bilbao win the Spanish Super Cup in a thriller against Barcelona, with Lionel Messi sent off for the first time in his club career.Inter Milan are victorious in the Derby d’Italia as Pirlo gets schooled by Conte.Even after a bad week for Bayern, all their rivals slipped up. Except Union Berlin.Plus Brexit’s impact on transfers and misery for Marseille under AVB.RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02m 00s)• PART 2: Athletic beat Barca to...more

  • Chinny reckon

    Jan 18 2021

    Man City pummel Palace on Sunday night. Were we too quick to write Pep and his side off? Are they the clear title favourites now?Liverpool and Manchester Utd produce a goalless draw, with the panel losing faith in a fatigued Firmino. Or that we’ll ever see van de Beek.What’s behind the Wolves slump? Are they being dragged into a relegation fight? And will Brighton be OK?The pod also reminisces about the remarkable life of Jimmy Hill as part of a landmark On This Day. And James Horncastle gives u...more

  • Battle of the sixes

    Jan 14 2021

    The top two clash in the Premier League as Liverpool host Manchester United. Will the Reds knock Ole’s men off their perch? Will it boil down to a battle between Paul Pogba (passing university) versus a Thiago inexplicably making his home debut.Elsewhere, it’s the first Black Country derby in 9 years, enough to make any Wolves fan who remembers the last one nervous.Duncan makes the argument that Sheffield United can stay up. Because of vibes more so than numbers. Meanwhile Fulham are having fun ...more

  • Get home early

    Jan 11 2021

    It’s a big weekend in the Bundesliga as Schalke win for the first time in almost a year. And Monchengladbach come from 2-0 down to beat Bayern. But is Marco Rose destined for Dortmund?In Italy, Inter v Juve looms large on the horizon. While in Spain, Storm Filomena and the snow played havoc with La Liga.The top three in France are separated by just two points, while AVB and Payet aren’t getting along at Marseille.Michiel Jongsma joins us to react to Ajax’s draw with PSV, with Roger Schmidt and y...more

  • Bonfire night vibe

    Jan 11 2021

    There’s no fairy-tale in Crosby but Crawley stun Leeds while Newport give Brighton an almighty scare. Meanwhile Villa and Derby are both forced to play the under 18s. Is it potentially damaging to play men against boys?The Premier League returns in midweek with Manchester United having the chance to go top. And can Sheffield United win their first league game of the season against struggling Newcastle?Plus the WSL’s Covid controversy, River Plate’s last stand and Sasha’s goalkeeping coach.RUNNIN...more

  • Charlie Bananas

    Jan 07 2021

    8th tier Marine host Tottenham in statistically the biggest mismatch in FA Cup history. The Athletic’s Simon Hughes, former Marine mascot and ball-boy, gives us the latest from Crosby.Also there’s Crawley v Leeds (Yems v Bielsa) and Big Sam goes back to Blackpool.The Carabao Cup final is set and stone – Tottenham will take on Manchester City in April. The pod shows some appreciation for the Dias-Stones partnership.Plus red squirrel wood and the importance of Henderson to Liverpool.RUNNING ORDER:...more

  • Mainz set

    Jan 05 2021

    The pod is very excited about Milan v Juventus this coming midweek as the only unbeaten team in the top 5 leagues take on Pirlo, Ronaldo & co.The Bundesliga is back with Bayern again conceding first but powering to victory, while Dortmund welcome Haaland back to the team and Sancho back to the scoresheet. And Tasmania Berlin fans are worried about losing their place in infamy.Athletic Bilbao play Barcelona in La Liga this week, with new manager Marcelino at the helm after the shock sacking o...more

  • Karl Power moment

    Jan 04 2021

    Manchester City are at their scintillating best at Stamford Bridge, putting Frank Lampard under pressure with The Athletic reporting that Chelsea are looking at alternatives. Would it make sense to fire him? Did it make sense to hire him? And has he found himself in a Jurassic Park scenario at Stamford Bridge?Meanwhile is it time to call Man United title challengers? Or are they just really good at winning penalties?Kane and Son shine for Spurs, as do Saka and Tierney for Arsenal. But it’s Ebere...more

  • Beautiful audacity

    Dec 30 2020

    From a year like no other, we present our highlights of 2020. From banality to Bertrand Traore.The panel are excited about Man Utd against Aston Villa on New Year’s Day, with Villa fast becoming one of our favourite teams to watch.Mourinho takes on the anti-Mourinho in Marcelo Bielsa. Leeds can’t be ignored and nor can Jack Harrison.Sheffield United have had the worst start ever but are they the worst team ever? Are they even the worst team in the Premier League?The Athletic’s Andy Jones fills u...more

  • You can’t have too many Leos

    Dec 28 2020

    Thomas Tuchel is sacked in Paris on Christmas Eve, to be replaced by Mauricio Pochettino. Was he hard done by? Or is he destined to always fall out with the hierarchy? And can Pochettino impose his pressing style on PSG?He’s not the only managerial mover. Schalke have hired Christian Gross of tube ticket fame. And after 27 years out of club management, Nantes have appointed former France coach and star sign enthusiast Raymond Domenech.In Italy, Milan are still unbeaten and Andrea Pirlo’s Juventu...more

  • Push the swag

    Dec 21 2020

    Bayern go top of the Bundesliga but the headlines surround Leroy Sane the subbed sub. And are Dortmund already on the verge of crisis under their caretaker?Lille are top of Ligue 1 but both organisations could be in dire financial straits. Meanwhile Karim Benzema – the greatest French striker ever?Speaking of Benzema, are we veering towards a two-horse title race in Spain between Atletico and Real.And in Serie A, we saw the fastest goal ever and Napoli returning to retiro. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART...more

  • Fallible, awkward, uncomfortable

    Dec 21 2020

    We have both sides of the divide on Saturday at Selhurst Park – Liverpool run riot over Crystal Palace winning 7-0. Can anyone keep pace or are the champions about to disappear into the distance?Man United hammer Leeds 6-2 at Old Trafford, in a game that almost has pundits waxing lyrical about the losers more than the winners. But given United’s squad depth, are they viable title contenders?Are Arsenal in a relegation fight? What makes them so painful to watch and so easy to ply against?Plus we ...more

  • Weasel eleven

    Dec 17 2020

    Liverpool win it late against Tottenham in a game that Jose Mourinho thought Spurs deserved to win. And a game where Curtis Jones turns in an Iniesta-ish performance.Next up for Spurs, it’s Leicester, undone by Everton’s cupboard approach. The Toffees now host Arteta’s struggling Arsenal. We ask if Aubameyang is a suitable skipper? It’s all change at the Hawthorns as West Brom sack Slaven Bilic and appoint Sam Allardyce. Does Big Sam offer a guarantee of survival?Plus our favourite types of goal...more

  • I am the king of the capital

    Dec 14 2020

    PSG will play Barcelona in a rematch of the 2017 remontada, it’s Nagelsmann v Klopp, plus Lewandowski v Immobile in the Champions League in 2021.Dortmund bid farewell to Lucien Favre after a 5-1 thrashing by Stuttgart – Rafa explains why he was always a cultural misfit at the club.Real Madrid beat Atletico in the derby. The first Liga defeat of the season for Simeone’s side, but does he have problems brewing with Felix and Suarez?Plus Papu wants out at Atalanta, Deportivo’s ultimate indignity an...more

  • Ten points for a win

    Dec 14 2020

    Arsenal suffer their 4th successive home defeat as Burnley win at the Emirates for the first time ever. Are we approaching the end for Mikel Arteta? Has staff upheaval off the field affected morale on it?Next up for the Gunners, it’s high-flying Southampton, with the Van Dijk-esque Vestergaard and the soon to be in demand Hasenhuttl.Liverpool and Tottenham both drop points in London on Sunday, ahead of their meeting at Anfield on Wednesday. Will Mourinho go for the jugular against the depleted c...more

  • Be a terrible boyfriend

    Dec 10 2020

    United crash out of the Champions League after another slow start in Leipzig. So we’re fully expecting a Manchester derby win for Solskjaer and co on Saturday. Despite all the Paul Pogba drama.There’s positive action from a very negative situation as PSG & Basaksehir walk off after the 4th official is accused of using a racist term towards Basaksehir assistant coach Pierre Webo.Bielsa names his Leeds team in advance which Natalie explains isn’t that big a deal outside of England. While Dunca...more

  • L’agence tous risques

    Dec 07 2020

    Leipzig host Manchester United in a pivotal final fixture, with the Germans fresh from an exhilarating draw with Bayern Munich.It’s been a bad week for Barcelona. They’re not getting points and they’re not getting paid. So what are the chances of Messi and Neymar ending up back together in Paris?James Horncastle is worried about Juventus under Pirlo. Will there be kicks between Real Madrid and Monchengladbach to knock out Inter?Plus the French A-Team. And Balotelli, Boateng & Berlusconi – to...more

  • Tough double whammy

    Dec 07 2020

    Spurs stay top after another North London derby win. The panel hail Harry Kane, Son and of course Tottenham, channelling Inter 2010. But how worried should Arsenal fans be about Aubameyang, Willian and Arteta’s gameplan?Man United once again turn up after half-time in their victory at West Ham. Is Solskjaer like Zidane or Deschamps in that he has too much talent at his disposal to go too far wrong? Or is the super-sub now a super subber?Rafa Honigstein gives us the latest on Leipzig after their ...more

  • Difficult atmosphere

    Dec 03 2020

    Man United’s Champions League destiny hangs in the balance after defeat at home to PSG. Did Solskjaer make one of the strangest managerial decisions ever? And looking at the negatives for PSG, is Kylian Mbappe regressing?David Moyes’ high-flying West Ham host United next. Benji Lanyado wonders if fans being back in the London Stadium could be a bad thing.Speaking of the Moyesiah, has he left his imprint on Arteta, whose Arsenal side face table-toppers Tottenham in the North London derby.We reliv...more

  • Mirror image

    Dec 01 2020

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Rafa Honigstein Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo look ahead to the crucial Matchday 5 in the Champions League. Can Real avoid another slip up? Are Inter going to embarrass themselves again? How uncomfortable will Ajax make things for Liverpool? Plus, is there really a title race in Ligue 1 - and just why was a game called off in the Maltese Premier League?RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Euro headlines, Diego tributes and other Moments of the Weekend (02m 00s)• PART 2a: Shakhtar ...more

  • Sepia tinted

    Nov 30 2020

    Does the turnaround win at Southampton represent a turning point for Manchester United? Did Chelsea’s 0-0 with Spurs show the maturity of both sides?We dive into the issues raised by Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool’s draw with Brighton. Namely TV deals and the need for 5 substitutes. Are there certain clubs in the Premier League out of sync with the rest of Europe?Is there a crisis of confidence amongst all the strikers at the bottom end of the table?Plus the panel are loving Wolves and Leeds. And ...more

  • Replacing St Paul

    Nov 26 2020

    On a momentous week, Jimbo is joined by Karen Carney, Rory Smith and Adrian Clarke after the passing of Diego Maradona.The football world mourns the loss of a player who inspired more devotion than any other in the game’s history. We discuss Maradona’s legacy. And we hear about Adrian’s encounter with Diego in his pyjamas.The Premier League weekend is headlined by Chelsea v Spurs – Lampard v Mourinho. A top of the table clash which could be a coin toss?Elsewhere has Pep lost his spark at Man Cit...more

  • Monaco fan banter

    Nov 23 2020

    Leipzig are looking to do the double over Paris Saint-Germain. Along with defeat at Monaco on Friday, are PSG set for Thursday night football?Erling Haaland scores 4 – is he going to another level? Was his performance against Hertha Berlin striking perfection? And who’s the 16-year-old challenging him for the headlines?A Zlatan inspired Milan stay top but their star man could be out for a while. It’s a make or break week for Real Madrid and Inter in the Champions League. Is it Atletico’s year in...more

  • Inside the actors studio

    Nov 23 2020

    Liverpool dismantle Leicester, despite some very big name absentees. Is Klopp’s system king? Tottenham are top of the table after a statement victory over Man City? Does Mourinho have his mojo back? And is De Bruyne trying to run the show solo for City?Elsewhere the bottom 4 is fully formed. Plus we revisit Ali Dia’s dalliance with Southampton. And an epic Orlando shootout.RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 3-0 Leicester (02m 30s)• PART 1b: Tottenham 2-0 Man City (09m 00s) • PART 2a: Newcastle...more

  • Existential red card

    Nov 19 2020

    The international week was headlined by Spain’s shocking 6-0 win over Germany in the Nations League. Is it time for Germany to pull the trigger and replace Joachim Low. Rafael Honigstein shares his thoughts.In the Premier League, are Leicester destined to end Liverpool’s long unbeaten home run? Will we see an attacking Mourinho up against a defensive Guardiola as Spurs face Man City? And which Premier League side is the unluckiest team in world football?Plus why exactly have Ryan Reynolds & ...more

  • Finding Jack Charlton

    Nov 16 2020

    Finding Jack Charlton chronicles the life and extraordinary career of the World Cup winner and the former Republic of Ireland manager.  The film details the most successful period in Irish football history, as well as exploring Charlton’s relationship with the press, his brother and players like Paul McGrath.Plus was Charlton tactically ahead of his time? And to what extent did this Englishman restore pride and self-esteem to people in Ireland?  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC FOR £1 A WEEK:• theathleti...more

  • High quality conversational value

    Nov 16 2020

    Belgium beat England 2-0 to end their hopes of winning the Nations League. Is the tide turning on Gareth Southgate or is he just a victim of his own success?They’re still celebrating in Scotland as Steve Clarke’s side qualify for the Euros. And elsewhere, it was a great weekend for San Marino, Malta and Goran Pandev.Plus Sergio Ramos’s penalty predicament, Casey Stoney and overrated goals.RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Belgium 2-0 England (03m 00s)• PART 2: Thursday night’s Euro play-offs – Scotland ...more

  • Clean and fresh

    Nov 11 2020

    Thursday night is huge for Northern Ireland against Slovakia and for Scotland in Serbia, who have gone MacGyver. Could qualification for a first major tournament in 22 years mean redemption for Steve Clarke?The panel are gagging for Grealish for England. Will we see him as a first-pick for England or is he destined to go the way of Hoddle and Le Tissier? And there's the whole sorry Greg Clarke affair.We also discuss a big WSL weekend and the most surprising transfers ever. From Robert Jarni to N...more

  • Principle of ponytail

    Nov 09 2020

    Bayern win Der Klassiker but did Dortmund give the rest of the Bundesliga hope? And who took part in El Trashico?Lionel Messi finally scores from open play while Real Madrid are thrashed 4-1 by Valencia. Just how far are they behind the European elite?Milan stay top of Serie A while Lazio are embroiled in a Covid controversy. But can Mkhitaryan and Smalling lead Roma to an unlikely title challenge?In France, Marseille win but AVB is still angry. And how do we get fans interested in this internat...more

  • The little Frenchie

    Nov 09 2020

    Man City and Liverpool share the spoils in a match-up that reignites both debates on the handball rule and the introduction of 5 substitutes.Leicester go into this international break top of the table. Why do they get their recruitment so right? And what’s to stop this being 2016 all over again?Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets a much-needed win for Man United at Goodison Park, with the panel impressed by Bruno Fernandes and that sweeping camera.Arsenal are outplayed by a Villa side full of magicians. I...more

  • Wythenshawe’s gone now

    Nov 05 2020

    Is defeat to Basaksehir a step too far for Solskjaer in the eyes of Man United fans? Nooruddean Choudry aka Bearded Genius tells us.Man City v Liverpool headlines the Premier League weekend. Are Liverpool closer to what Klopp wants than City are to what Pep wants? And is Diogo Jota the new Ronnie Rosenthal?Plus: Reece James is the best crosser in the Premier League, Tuchel’s future at PSG, the fixture computer and backing into players across the globe.RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Champions League ...more

  • Bielefeld denier

    Nov 02 2020

    Real Madrid versus Inter and Atalanta v Liverpool are the headline acts of this European midweek, with Leipzig also facing PSG in a rematch of last season’s semi-final.We look at Lionel Messi’s rapidly declining numbers and ask if he needs to adapt his game at Barcelona. He could take a page out of Zlatan’s book, who has led the Mighty Ducks of Milan to the top of Serie A.Elsewhere, Sociedad and Sassuolo stay flying high. And AVB goes back to Porto with Marseille – will he refer to himself in th...more

  • Consolation gol

    Nov 02 2020

    Arsenal fans feel like dancing after a long-awaited win at Old Trafford. A great performance from Arteta. And Mike Dean. But was this classic Solskjaer? And should he be judged harshly for not leading a title challenge?Also how are Liverpool top of the table? James Horncastle gives us the latest from Serie A and their Champions League opponents Atalanta.Plus broken Burnley, Mourinho’s Instagram and the best scorelines in football.RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man Utd 0-1 Arsenal (03m 00s)• PART 1b:...more

  • It’s time for the big coat

    Oct 29 2020

    It’s a diamond display from Man United who hammer Bundesliga leaders Leipzig 5-0. Next up at Old Trafford, an Arsenal side that have maybe become too structured. Time for some spontaneity? We pay tribute to Marcus Rashford – the greatest man England has ever produced – and Harry Kane – the one-man Mourinho machine. Plus disallowed hat-tricks, PPDA and what ice cream does Pep Guardiola go for? Champions Liverpool are missing defenders and host in-form West Ham. Is it finally time for a David Mo...more

  • Endemic stagnation

    Oct 27 2020

    Barca lose El Clasico and now travel to Turin to take on a Juventus side struggling for Serie A wins. Is Pirlo under pressure or does he get a free pass? Man United host Bundesliga leaders Leipzig. Will Julian Nagelsmann show his tactical superiority over Solskjaer? And as Marseille face Man City, will AVB show us how much he’s grown? Plus Michiel Jongsma is back to tell us the remarkable story of Ajax’s 13-0 win at VVV-Venlo – Atalanta beware. And the panel’s favourite ever goals seen live. ...more

  • Official board games partner

    Oct 26 2020

    Leeds’ breakout performance of the season came at Villa Park on Friday night, with Patrick Bamford appearing Bergkamp-esque. And he played the violin. What other players have secret skills? Chelsea finally tighten up at Old Trafford while leaders Everton suffer their first defeat. Has this Man City stagnation been coming? How worrying is Arsenal’s lack of creativity? Plus is football pure televisual spectacle right now? Do the fans demand more quality as a result? And this week it’s the turn ...more

  • Leaving your feet exposed

    Oct 22 2020

    How did Manchester United do it again in Paris? Was it down to the emergence of Axel Tuanzabe? Or was it down to PSG’s lack of identity and lack of teamwork? Can Gomez and Fabinho form a formidable defensive partnership for Liverpool? Is West Ham’s next trick to upset Man City at the London Stadium? The Premier League squad announcements provided many headlines - including that baffling Ozil omission. Alvaro Romeo helps break down the Real Madrid breakdown after two shock home defeats this we...more

  • Pinball machine

    Oct 19 2020

    PSG host Manchester United with memories of March 2019 still fresh. Can the Parisians exact revenge? And how close is Mbappe to becoming Ronaldo? Can Ajax overcome Liverpool? Or are the Dutch champions on a gap year? It’s not a bad time to be playing Juventus or Barcelona who are both struggling to impress under their new managers. Plus with Ibra firing Milan top of the table, how many more years of Zlatan do we have left? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines around Europe (01m 00s) • PA...more

  • Could he be any more prolific?

    Oct 19 2020

    West Ham come from 3-0 down with 8 minutes to go to rescue a point away at Tottenham. Do we credit Moyes for sticking to his guns? Everton stay top as they draw 2-2 in the Merseyside Derby. But the real story is the possible season-ending injury suffered by Virgil Van Dijk after a challenge from Jordan Pickford. Is Pickford a player without composure? And which player on the pitch has been the best in the Premier League this season? Chelsea continue to ship goals as they draw 3-3 with Southamp...more

  • The domestication of hamsters

    Oct 15 2020

    Table-topping Everton host champions Liverpool and we’ve got a bumper Merseyside derby preview with both sides of the divide. Plus hear how Calvert-Lewin is profiting from standing still. Arsenal travel to Man City - is this their best chance of a first win at a big 6 side for almost 6 years? And is it a burnt-out Pep versus a fresher Arteta?   England lose to Denmark in the Nations League – how did the Three Lions become so timid? Are Harry Kane’s injuries forcing him to reinvent himself? A...more

  • Wenger Unzipped

    Oct 14 2020

    We speak to Arsene Wenger about his new book My Life in Red and White, and indeed his life in general. From working on the farm to working at FIFA. Plus how the game might change, the highlights and lowlights of his time at Arsenal and yes – the exit of Gunnersaurus. GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/totallyfootballshow/) • find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thetotallyfootballshow/) • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow (http://www.twitter.com/thetotal...more

  • Hubris pie

    Oct 11 2020

    England beat the number 1 ranked team in the world but it’s a performance that leaves our panel cold. Any chance of Jack Grealish? Or players that can use their left foot? Take a bow Baraclough as Northern Ireland and Scotland are on the verge of qualification for the Euros after winning their first ever penalty shoot-outs. The Premier League goes pay-per-view while there’s Project Big Picture. Would it reform football for the better or hand over all the power to the big 6? Matt Slater has the...more

  • Transmigration of souls

    Oct 08 2020

    The panel preview the home nations in action in the Euro play-offs, via house tracks and John Delaney’s extravagant expenses. We get misty-eyed about Keegan’s resignation anniversary and Walcott returning to the South Coast. Plus what happened to England’s under 20 class of 2017? And it’s time to pay tribute to the wasted Giroud. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Hughton to Forest, Walcott to Southampton (02m 30s) • PART 2: Euro play-offs preview – the misadventures of John Delaney (10m 00s) • PART 3a:...more

  • The integrity of the batter

    Oct 06 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Gunnersaurus, Cavani and Partey transfer news (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Juventus v No Show Napoli (08m 30s)  • PART 2a: Reaction to Barcelona’s CL draw (19m 40s) • PART 2b: More La Liga news (26m 30s)  • PART 3: Bundesliga round-up (31m 00s) • PART 4: Ligue 1 update (38m 00s) • PART 5a: Başakşehir's rapid decline - with Yordi Yamili (52m 10s) • PART 5b: CL Group of Death and the Europa League (55m 10s)  • PART 5c: Atalanta keep scoring and other Serie A stuff (57m 50...more

  • Happy eyebrow

    Oct 05 2020

    The champions are beaten 7-2 at Villa Park as Watkins, Grealish and the irrepressible Ross Barkley run wild. Will Klopp address the problem with Liverpool’s high line? Tottenham hammer Manchester United 6-1. Is there a discipline problem at Old Trafford? Is the old Mourinho back? And could a child come up with better transfer targets than the United hierarchy? David Moyes receives some overdue credit as West Ham win at Leicester, back when we thought we knew what a shock was. And just how much...more

  • Reverse Goldilocks

    Oct 01 2020

    Bielsa takes on Guardiola on Saturday. How will Leeds look to expose Man City? And will Ruben Dias be making the most high-pressure debut in Premier League history? Liverpool travel to Villa Park on Sunday – how many clubs have had a better window than the Villa? And is Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin on the Harry Kane trajectory? Plus we have heated debates on handball, financial disparity and goals that made opponents look stupid. And Duncan fires up his Flip Reverse machine and enters a pa...more

  • One kicks and one bites

    Sep 29 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Top Euro stories (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Hoffenheim humble Bayern (04m 10s)  • PART 2: Roma 2 - Juve 2  (13m 00s) • PART 3: Luis Suarez’s fruitful debut for Atletico Madrid (18m 30s) • PART 4: Rennes lead Ligue 1 (25m 30s) • PART 5: La Liga round-up (33m 00s) • PART 6: David Wagner sacked and other Bundesliga news (37m 50s)  • PART 7:  Serie A and Ligue 1 headlines (43m 20s)  • PART 8: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (52m 20s) • PART 9: Your questions (...more

  • The Suarez future

    Sep 28 2020

    Leicester stay top with a stunning 5-2 win at the Etihad. Is Jamie Vardy underrated in terms of his football intelligence? And to what extent do City failings boil down to poor recruitment? Chelsea and Manchester United avoid a similar fate despite shipping goals aplenty. Does Lampard have enough time to blend these new signings into a cohesive unit? And are United mis-using Pogba? We’re reaching handball crisis point. The panel discuss why we can and should change the rules. Plus Alvaro Romeo...more

  • Snakeskin shoes

    Sep 24 2020

    Will the visit of Wolves be West Ham’s best chance of a Premier League win before November? And is David Moyes better off managing remotely? Plus why Crystal Palace v Everton is the game of the weekend. Liverpool take on Arsenal on Monday night, a fixture that evokes many memories – Arshavin, Owen and of course the Makita Tournament. We also discuss Ryan Reynolds's proposed takeover of Wrexham and why football shouldn’t still be going past the 10 o’clock news. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Goals a...more

  • Messi of the middle class

    Sep 21 2020

    Bayern continue to look unbeatable as they batter Schalke but it’s Dortmund that have us all excited with their all-English front 4. Andrea Pirlo makes a winning start to management as Juventus see off Sampdoria.  Is Aaron Ramsey set to flourish under the new coach? PSG are back to winning ways in Ligue 1 but it’s the continued controversy from Le Classique which still dominates the headlines. And in Spain, Real Madrid can’t score, unlike Iago Aspas – Liverpool laughing stock, Celta Vigo lege...more

  • Demo version of FIFA

    Sep 21 2020

    Chelsea’s really nice lads are taken apart by the champions. Liverpool’s front three have started the season on fire. And now they’ve got Thiago. Zaha refuses to sulk and rips apart Man United. Can Kane become the ultimate creator for Son and Bale? Plus why Calvert-Lewin is the new Pippo Inzaghi. And James Horncastle joins us to talk through our first glimpse of Pirloball. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Chelsea 0-2 Liverpool (04m 00s) • PART 2: Man Utd 1-3 Crystal Palace (18m 00s) • PART 3: Southam...more

  • It’s jealousy, Rio

    Sep 17 2020

    Tottenham are on the brink of bringing Gareth Bale back to North London. Are they getting the same player that left in 2013? Can Bale repair his reputation having become a bit of a laughing stock? Chelsea v Liverpool is the headline Premier League fixture, with the champions also signing Thiago from Bayern Munich. Is this a signing to help Liverpool attack the title?  David Preece joins us to debate the major goalkeeping issues of the week – is Kepa being unfairly criticised? Statistically we...more

  • Money greedy piranha

    Sep 14 2020

    PSG have lost their first two games after a Classique that saw 5 red cards and continuing controversy. Was it a terrible advert for Ligue 1 or is everyone now excited about a title race in France? La Liga returns as Valencia put all their off-field problems behind them. But why is nobody in Spain buying any players? Similar story in the Bundesliga as we look ahead to the season starting on Friday. Serie A is headlined by Pirlo versus Ranieri. But first, Milan travel to Shamrock Rovers. Plus A...more

  • Bone density

    Sep 13 2020

    Liverpool edge past Leeds in a seven-goal thriller. How did Bielsa’s side give the champions so much trouble? It was a less successful weekend for the other promoted sides. With so much economic uncertainty, will West Brom and Fulham save some money and accept relegation? Exciting Everton earn a statement victory at Spurs. But it’s not all bad news for Tottenham as Alex Morgan joins the WSL. Plus we preview Monday’s action. And will a Premier League side ever score 10? RUNNING ORDER • PART ...more

  • I never fell out of a tree

    Sep 09 2020

    Leeds return to the Premier League with a trip to Anfield on Saturday. Can Bielsa’s side spring a huge upset at the home of the champions? And what are the prospects of fellow promoted clubs Fulham and West Brom? We study the mutiny of Mark Noble as West Ham prepare to face a Newcastle side doing some good business in the transfer market. And who’s the most underrated club heading into this Premier League season? Plus Watkins, All Or Nothing, Nicky Butt and an eagle-less Selhurst Park. RUNNIN...more

  • Arrow in the flesh

    Sep 07 2020

    The domestic seasons across the continent are on the horizon. Except for in France where they’ve been back for a few weeks. With PSG’s disrupted start to the season, can Lyon challenge for the title? They might have to do it without Memphis Depay who could be on his way to Barcelona as part of Ronald’s revolution. But there’s an exodus at Valencia as their prize assets head for the door. Luis Suarez is on his way to Turin to join Juventus. Can Pirlo win the Scudetto in his first campaign in ma...more

  • George Costanza style

    Sep 06 2020

    Part 1 of our Premier League preview focuses on the top end. Can Liverpool find the motivation to go again in the title race? Is Pep under pressure to save his reputation? Has Lampard been given a title-winning side in the transfer window? Across Merseyside, The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe fills us in on Everton’s spending spree, headlined by James Rodriguez – the biggest signing in the Toffees’ Premier League history? Plus Thiago Silva’s oxygen machine, players that managers love and finding joy...more

  • Sometimes you just have to nail a Danish pastry

    Sep 02 2020

    As the Nations League returns to our screens the team give you the lowdown on all the key matches happening this weekend, and Gibraltar v San Marino. We ask whether Jack Grealish fits into Gareth Southgate's system and if his versatility is a double edged sword? Plus we opine on the first three episodes of All or Nothing  The Mourinho Show, The Athletic's James McNicholas tells us about Arsenal's latest signing and if there will be any more movement at the Emirates, and we learn about Michael ...more

  • The common touch

    Aug 30 2020

    Lionel Messi handed in a transfer request at the Camp Nou. Is he Manchester City bound? Has he burnt all bridges with Barca? England’s squad was announced amid a backdrop of Harry Maguire’s arrest in Greece. But will Gareth Southgate ever pick Jack Grealish? Chelsea’s spending spree continues apace with Havertz still to come. Eze, Doherty and Rodrigo represent some of the week’s tasty signings. Are Van De Beek and James Rodriguez soon to follow? Arsenal claim the curtain-raising silverware at...more

  • Roll the loaded dice

    Aug 24 2020

    Bayern are kings of Europe for a 6th time. How do they keep getting away with it defensively? Has Hansi Flick turned them into Germany 2014? And could Koeman do the same at Barcelona? As for the losers PSG, do they have what it takes to remain at Europe’s top table? And will Thomas Tuchel be ushered aside for Allegri or Pochettino? Plus we review the last fortnight, illuminated by the likes of Lyon, Sevilla and Atalanta. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1a: Bayern 1-0 PSG (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Reaction f...more

  • The olive in the martini

    Aug 22 2020

    Sevilla won the Europa League. It’s what they do. What are the knock-on effects for Inter? Will it be arrivederci Antonio Conte? Enter Allegri? Bayern face PSG for European football’s greatest prize on Sunday night. Can Bayern change their tactical approach? And will PSG show the world that they are truly a team? Elsewhere, will we see Aouar at Arsenal? Thiago Silva at Chelsea? We will certainly be seeing Spezia in Serie A. Plus we pay tribute to football’s finest moustaches. RUNNING ORDER •...more

  • Distinct Khal Drogo stylings

    Aug 20 2020

    The favourites progress to the final with a 3-0 win over Lyon. But did Bayern’s defensive vulnerability show that they are ripe for the picking by PSG on Sunday? The panel play tribute to Gnabry, Davies and ask who at Lyon is the hottest property in this transfer window. Inter take on Sevilla in the Europa League final on Friday. Inter look strong on paper but as Colin Millar tells us, savvy Sevilla are basically unstoppable in the Europa League. And Katie Whyatt looks ahead to the last 8 of ...more

  • There's an omen looming

    Aug 19 2020

    As the French champions eased to a 3-0 victory over RB Leipzig, are they more than just a team of superstars? Or are they in fact a team? Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein join us once more ahead of the second France v Germany semi final and ask can Julien dream of an all French final? Plus are calendar year stats done for good? What went wrong with Pep and Man City - our tactical maestro has his say? And did we forget about anyone? RUNNING ORDER PART 1: Tournament thoughts (01.30) PART 2:...more

  • Not the face

    Aug 18 2020

    Inter sweep aside Shakhtar to book a final date with Sevilla. Have Inter fans got their club back and can Conte finally strike it lucky in Europe? Julien Laurens and Rafa Honigstein join us ahead of a huge Champions League semi-final on Tuesday. Leipzig v PSG. Nagelsmann v Tuchel. Mbappe v Upamecano. It looks like Barcelona legend Ronald Koeman could become the next manager at the Camp Nou. Alvaro Romeo tells us about a potentially underwhelming short-term appointment. Plus Sasha’s Sergio Ric...more

  • Outstanding in their field

    Aug 17 2020

    Manchester United lose the semi-final to Europa League juggernauts Sevilla, with some shoddy defending and sloppy finishing. Is the big problem that they lack a ruthless striker? And was it Romelu Lukaku? His current club Inter face Shakhtar in the other semi, a club steeped in Welsh tradition. The French season is set to restart this weekend but unfortunately it might be curtailed by Covid-19. Plus can we picture Lionel Messi in a new shirt? Or will he be managed at Barca next season by Rona...more

  • Too many vowels

    Aug 16 2020

    Lyon upset Man City with a 3-1 win in Lisbon to become the 2nd French team to progress to the semi-finals. Julien Laurens tells us about a manager rebuilding his reputation and a club run the right way. But what about City after a familiar tale of VAR and Pep overthinking his tactics? Where next for Guardiola, who is failing to do what he was brought in to do. Colin Millar joins us to discuss Man United’s Europa League opponents. Are Sevilla in better shape than knackered United? And Katie Wh...more

  • Gary Neville against West Brom

    Aug 15 2020

    Bayern Munich shock the world with an 8-2 victory over Barcelona to progress to the Champions League semi-finals. It looks like the end of a generation for many at Barca. How did we get here and who had one of the worst games that Jules has ever seen?   Up next for Bayern, it’s Man City or Lyon. Will City take the French side lightly? And will Foden be the focal point for Pep’s men? RUNNING ORDER • PART 1a: Barcelona 2-8 Bayern (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Rafa Honigstein with the Bayern view (14m 0...more

  • Shouting in the middle of the ocean

    Aug 14 2020

    Leipzig upset the odds and knock out Atletico Madrid to reach the semi-finals. How big a night was this for their managerial prodigy Julian Nagelsmann? Did Simeone sell his side short? And are we about to enter a decade of Spanish malaise in Europe? It could get worse before it gets better as Barcelona prepare for Bayern Munich in Friday’s quarter-final. The German champions have a treble in their sights, just as they did when they romped past Barca in 2013. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Leipzig 2-...more

  • A uniquely moist experience

    Aug 12 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Atalanta 1 - 2 PSG  (01m 00s)  • PART 2: A word for the vanquished (12m 30s) • PART 3: RB Leipzig v Atlético Madrid preview - with Rafa Honigstein (17m 300s) • PART 4: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (25m 10s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC AND GET 30% OFF: • http://www.theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/totallyfootballshow/) • find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thetotallyfootballshow/) •...more

  • Squirt emoji

    Aug 12 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Sevilla 1 - 0 Wolves (01m 30s)  • PART 2a: Shakhtar 4 - 1 Basel (10m 40s) • PART 2b: Russian round-up (17m 00s) • PART 3: PSG v Atalanta mega preview (24m 40s)    SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC AND GET 30% OFF: • http://www.theathletic.com/totally   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/totallyfootballshow/) • find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thetotallyfootballshow/) • send us a tweet: @TheTotallyShow (http://www.twitter.com/t...more

  • Prince of trigonometry

    Aug 11 2020

    United progress to the semi’s after extra time despite an incredible performance from the Copenhagen keeper. But are the likes of Rashford and Fernandes flagging? Inter join them in the last 4, dispatching Leverkusen with more comfort than the score line suggests. Did they finally put in a performance that Antonio Conte can be proud of? And is Lukaku the leader of this team? We preview Wolves and their biggest European game for 48 years. Do they have a chance against Sevilla?   Plus Atletico...more

  • Banking and smoking

    Aug 09 2020

    Juventus shock the football world by sacking Maurizio Sarri and then replacing him with Andrea Pirlo in the same day. Can Pirlo handle a daunting first job in management? And is Sarri better off without the Old Lady? Polite Napoli say goodbye to the Champions League and their front 3 as Barcelona win an eventful 2nd leg 3-1 at the Camp Nou. But the panel didn’t see much to suggest Barca can handle Bayern Munich and a rampant Robert Lewandowski in the quarter-finals. Plus Niels Harild joins us ...more

  • Luxury Kevin Davies

    Aug 08 2020

    Manchester City sweep aside Real Madrid in possibly their biggest European statement yet. Alvaro Romeo assesses whether Real need a revamp to become a Champions League force again Duncan Alexander, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle watch Juventus crash out to Lyon on away goals. Do the Old Lady rely on Ronaldo too much? And is Maurizio Sarri on borrowed time? Rafa Honigstein is in Munich where Bayern are looking to avoid another miraculous Chelsea performance in their backyard. Plus why Bar...more

  • Deliberate ego

    Aug 07 2020

    Wolves squeak past Olympiakos into a European quarter-final. Up next, a sumptuous Sevilla who dispatch Roma 2-0. Are Lopetegui’s men the best side we’ve seen so far this week? Man City prepare for their match up with Real Madrid. Is it he who scores first wins? And can Pep slay his Champions League demons? Will Cristiano fire Juve past Lyon single-handedly? Away from Europe, Arsenal have courted controversy with mass redundancies. Does the scrapping of several scouts feed a transfer policy dic...more

  • Cooks you slowly

    Aug 06 2020

    Inter Milan and Manchester United progress to the last 8 of the Europa League - can anyone stop them meeting in the final? It could very well be Leverkusen. We reminisce about their previous competition win when they came from 3-0 down to eviscerate Espanyol. There’s a look ahead to the Monchi derby and Wolves’s contest with the Arsenal-conquering Olympiacos. Plus Real’s greatest keeper retires and why Man City have a bargain in Ferran Torres RUNNING ORDER • PART 1a: Inter 2-0 Getafe (02m 0...more

  • Non-original pirate material

    Aug 02 2020

    Arsenal are FA Cup winners once again with Aubameyang proving he is world class. With questions surrounding his future, are there any viable suitors for him? And should defeated Chelsea save the money for Kai Havertz and buy some defenders? We look ahead to the return of the Europa League and the Champions League this week – a big midweek for Sarri and Weghorst. The Bees face the Cottagers for a place in the Premier League. Who will prevail? Newcomers Brentford or everyone’s favourite away day...more

  • Multi-goal ding-dong tussle

    Jul 30 2020

    Arsenal take on Chelsea this Saturday in the FA Cup final. With each side’s attacking strengths and defensive weaknesses, could we be in for a classic? It’s time to look back at the Premier League season just gone and do the end of season awards thing. Were we too harsh on Newcastle and not harsh enough on Norwich? We discuss our favourite moments and characters from 2019/20. Silva, Djenepo, Morrison - all the key figures. Plus Brentford on their way to Wembley and the joys of an uncomfortabl...more

  • So it was all Pogba

    Jul 27 2020

    Juventus win their 9th title in a row, a Scudetto that’s received more criticism than celebration. Are we wrong to be underwhelmed by Maurizio Sarri, the coach who never had anything handed to him? Who can dethrone the Old Lady next season? How will Pippo Inzaghi’s Benevento fare? And what does VAR have against Sassuolo? PSG are back and back winning domestic silverware, warming up for Atalanta in a cup final that sees a career-ending tackle on Kylian Mbappe. Not like that. RUNNING ORDER • P...more

  • Who’s laughing now?

    Jul 27 2020

    Bournemouth are victorious but go down with Watford as Villa stay up. Was it Grealish’s last game at Villa? Was it Howe’s final match as Bournemouth boss? And which teams will be battling relegation next season? Manchester United and Chelsea qualify for the Champions League but it’s time to pay tribute to the individual achievements of Vardy, De Bruyne, Sterling and Potter. Plus Leighton Baines’ Morrissey knowledge, the Bellingham debate and how Middlesbrough used to sign players. RUNNING ORD...more

  • Oh Kepa!

    Jul 23 2020

    The Champions League chase goes down to the wire as Leicester take on Man Utd. Big game for the Foxes – and for Brendan Rodgers. The battle to beat the drop is just as exciting, as Aston Villa look to launch their own great escape. Are Watford heading for a reunion with Luton?   The Championship reached a sensational conclusion. There’s not much sympathy for Forest in the pod. Plus Team Ings, non-diving Burnley and an incredible Man City penalty prediction. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1a: Liverpo...more

  • Fort Boyard

    Jul 21 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: No Ballon d’Or! (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: Juventus 2 - 1 Lazio (05m 00s) • PART 2b: Real’s 34th title and ZZ love (11m 20s) • PART 3a: Niko Kovac comes to Monaco and the return of (Jorge) Jesus (19m 30s)  • PART 3b: The end of La Liga and Deportivo down to the third tier (29m 50s) • PART 4a: Serie A round-up (47m 00s) • PART 4b: Meet Başakşehir, new champions of Turkey - with Yordi Yamali (57m 00s)  • PART 5: Your tweets and questions (64m 00s) GET IN TOUCH: • foll...more

  • Culturally notorious

    Jul 20 2020

    It’s an Arsenal Chelsea final in the FA Cup as London reigns over Manchester. Did Solskjaer prioritise the league over the cup with his selection? And after some more high-profile De Gea errors, can Henderson be denied his spot at Old Trafford any longer? The panel discuss how Arsenal exposed City’s weak link and whether the lack of fans helps the Gunners play out from the back. Also - why Watford, why? Nigel Pearson becomes the 3rd manager to bite the dust at Vicarage Road this season, with ...more

  • Like Sammy Kuffour

    Jul 16 2020

    Arsenal defy the odds and the stats to beat Klopp and co at the Emirates. They may be champions but are this Liverpool side damaging their legacy? From an Arsenal perspective, can they replicate this performance against Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals? The Athletic's James McNicholas tells us how vital European qualification is for the Gunners. We check in at Wigan who are making a mockery of their impending 12 point deduction after an 8-0 win over Hull. They look like they’ll be pla...more

  • No camaraderie, no sweetness either

    Jul 14 2020

    The Champions League quarter-finals look lopsided with some big names on one side of the draw. So could this finally be PSG’s year? Man City will be in the running, as they will next season with their European ban overturned. Where does this leave Financial Fair Play and where does it leave UEFA? In Serie A, despite taking just a point from Turin, Atalanta embarrassed Maurizio Sarri’s Juventus on Saturday. Did they prove themselves to be the best team in Italy? Real Madrid should win La Liga ...more

  • Backup for wooden barns

    Jul 13 2020

    Norwich are relegated but the other 4 in the bottom 5 are all victorious, including an incredible turnaround as Bournemouth batter Leicester. What has happened to the Foxes? Sheffield United smash Chelsea as their bid for European football gathers pace. Is the job Chris Wilder’s doing amongst the best in Premier League history? Tottenham win the North London derby. Charlie Eccleshare joins us to determine whether that will silence the doubters. And Carl Anka is uniquely positioned to look ahea...more

  • Control of the Stokenchurch bypass

    Jul 09 2020

    It’s the North London derby on Sunday as Tottenham and Arsenal compete for bragging rights and not much else? And how much are the Amazon film crew to credit for an extraordinary season at Spurs? After a busy midweek, we ask should Willian have done a Di Canio for Chelsea? The panel have a heated debate about David Silva’s supposed greatness and how does Dyche keep delivering for Burnley? Duncan gives us the lowdown on his beloved Wycombe ahead of their League One play-off final with Oxford. ...more

  • They want a name on that bench

    Jul 06 2020

    Bayern complete the double with victory in the Pokal. Will Lewandowski win the Ballon D’Or? Will Thiago be at Liverpool next season? The title race could well be over in Italy as Cristiano finally scores a free-kick. But could Daniele De Rossi be moving into management? It’s 1-0 Real Madrid thanks to Ramos once again – are they becoming Atletico 2.0? Plus big business being done at Lille and how Benfica blew the title in Portugal. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe (01m 00...more

  • Dispensing tactical justice

    Jul 06 2020

    Southampton stun Man City as Liverpool labour to victory over Villa. Brighton seem safe but it looks like bye-bye Bournemouth. All because of the recruitment. Arsenal are playing Arteta-taka but would they be better off out of Europe? And how many of this season’s Chelsea team will be at Stamford Bridge next season? Plus Grealish, Greenwood and the tactics truck remembered. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Southampton 1-0 Man City & Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa (02m 00s) • PART 2: Man Utd 5-2 Bourne...more

  • Pep might wash his jet

    Jul 02 2020

    West Ham shock Chelsea in a thrilling London derby. The Hammers move up to 30 points – could that be enough to stay up? And how worried should Frank Lampard be about that performance? Laurie Whitwell joins us as we learn to love Manchester United. And in particular, Bruno Fernandes. Will Wolves gate-crash the top 4? Are Bournemouth prepared for relegation? Because they probably should be. We get down to business as The Athletic’s Matt Slater breaks down the latest on Newcastle’s takeover, Wiga...more

  • Susceptible to a bit of flattery

    Jun 29 2020

    It was a terrible week for Barcelona in La Liga as they lose ground and Messi loses respect. But everyone’s talking about those assists from Benzema and Cazorla. It was a dramatic weekend of Bundesliga action as Hamburg somehow conspire to stay. In the second tier. Should have signed up Jurgen Klopp. We also examine all the transfer action, including Barcelona’s Pjanic buy as Arthur joins Juve, with Hakimi set to sign for Inter. Are Atalanta a team to be feared in the last 8 of the Champions ...more

  • Pied Piper march

    Jun 29 2020

    It was a weekend of quarter-final football, as well as Premier League action, where we possibly learnt more about the losers than the winners. Could declining Leicester miss out on the top 4 or even the top 6? Why is Grealish no longer a threat? And what does Tierney’s Tesco bag say about him as a player? Tom and Natalie give us the latest from France and Brazil where football will be starting up again too late and too early. Plus the excitement of watching Man United, massive insects and gett...more

  • And now it’s there

    Jun 26 2020

    With the help of Duncan Alexander, Rory Smith and devoted Red Sasha Goryunov, we react to the end of one of the most famous sporting droughts. What will it mean for Liverpool in the future? Is it dampened by the circumstances of the pandemic? The Athletic’s Michael Cox and Rafa Honigstein discuss where this team and manager stand in the pantheon of the greats. And Oliver Kay discusses what led to 30 years of hurt last time they were crowned champions. An era where Liverpool eventually got prof...more

  • 60 million pounds of nothing

    Jun 25 2020

    Liverpool wipe the floor with Palace and could be champions by Thursday night. Man City’s game with Burnley was overshadowed by a White Lives Matter banner flown by plane. We discuss one of the most depressing moments of the season. We also look ahead to the FA Cup quarter-finals and try to answer some questions posed by the Premier League midweek. Is Solskjaer laying the foundations for the next Manchester United manager? Do West Ham make good players bad? Are Arsenal mad? Plus Foden, Messi a...more

  • Emotion escaping from somebody’s body

    Jun 22 2020

    No doubt that it was a dour derby on Merseyside but the weekend prompted plenty of questions. Did Mourinho get it wrong with his tactics? Are Arsenal done as a top 5 team? And have water breaks become a tactical turning point? The pendulum swings back in Real Madrid’s favour in La Liga as Alvaro Romeo explains. And we relive that Pearce penalty – one panellist’s favourite moment in football history. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Everton 0-0 Liverpool with Julien Laurens (01m 30s) • PART 2a: Totten...more

  • Beginning to age disgracefully

    Jun 18 2020

    It’s an evening of firsts in England with the first Premier League games behind closed doors and the first failure of goal-line technology. Hawk-eye denies Sheffield United a clear goal. Should Villa have let the Blades score? Man City sweep aside the Gunners as the definitive David Luiz performance offers an unwelcome distraction for Arsenal fans. We look ahead to a packed Premier League weekend. The Athletic’s Charlie Eccleshare explains why Tottenham fans might be feeling optimistic ahead o...more

  • Blurry masses

    Jun 15 2020

    With the 2019/20 season set to get back underway on Wednesday, we look at the key talking points still to be resolved. What records can Liverpool break? Is it a race for the top 5? The Athletic’s Sam Lee gives his thoughts on Man City’s prospects in court. Elsewhere, will we see the best of Arteta and Mourinho now they’ve had a pre-season? Which squads are the most replenished due to the season being paused for 3 months? And is this the strongest group of teams at the bottom of the Premier Leagu...more

  • Classic embarrassing move

    Jun 11 2020

    2004/05 saw a Champions League winner that finished level on points with Bolton. Rafa Benitez’s Liverpool went on an incredible journey to Istanbul. But Carlo Ancelotti’s Milan were 3-0 up at half-time. What happened next? It got emotional. Modern day Milan are in action as Italian football returns with the Coppa Italia semi-finals. Can Sarri scoop up some silverware? La Liga also returns. Can Barcelona put the bad headlines behind them and beat Real in the title race? And would missing out on t...more

  • Let’s just use teletext

    Jun 07 2020

    The pod travels back 20 years, giving us a chance to bang the Marcus Stewart for England drum, reminisce about Wycombe’s FA Cup run and discuss Daniel’s favourite Premier League goal ever. Modern day football is just as bizarre – how do we feel about zoom crowd celebrations and fake crowd noise? Bayern continue to break records in the Bundesliga and with the return of La Liga around the corner, Colin Millar, author of The Frying Pan of Spain, joins us to look ahead to a truly unique Seville derb...more

  • Intellectual doping

    Jun 04 2020

    03/04 was the making of Mourinho on the world stage and the unravelling of Ranieri at Chelsea. We look back at a campaign that featured a goal-crazy Monaco side, one of Arsenal’s great European nights and Milan’s biggest bottle job. For 12 months at least. In the modern day, everyone’s gearing up to play football. So why not the French? Did Macron have Marseille-based motives? And it’s the showdown you’ve all been waiting for. The grand final of the Inter Totally Cup – Daniel Storey v Michael Co...more

  • The clang of modern football

    May 31 2020

    The last Premier League season of the century. A time when Roy Keane was player of the year and Phillips and Bridges were banging in them in. The Dons met their Premier League demise while Di Canio scored one of the division’s all-time great goals. Today’s Premier League has been given the green light to restart. And with no positive coronavirus tests in the latest round, are we optimistic that we won’t fail where the Bundesliga has succeeded? Rory Smith joins us to discuss. And speaking of the ...more

  • Grass art maniac

    May 28 2020

    The 2002-03 Champions League campaign saw Serie A come roaring back after a few seasons out of the spotlight. Carlo Ancelotti claimed his first Champions League trophy against his old club Juventus. But is it the worst Champions League final ever? Featuring the most illegal penalty saves ever? The season also provided heroics from Newcastle, Nedved and a standing ovation for Ronaldo at Old Trafford. Elsewhere, we look back at the Bundesliga weekend and the implications of Dortmund’s defeat to Ba...more

  • Matching pink Ferraris

    May 25 2020

    98/99 brought us the highest quality of title races, John Gregory’s big mouth, and Van Hooijdonk and Di Canio behaving badly. We look back at the second week of Bundesliga action since its return, where home advantage seems to be eradicated. Rafa Honigstein joins us to preview Der Klassiker between the top two. Could a Dortmund defeat lead to a mass exodus for the club’s many stars? And Michael Cox looks to set up an Inter Totally Cup final date with Daniel Storey. Standing in his way…Jack Lang....more

  • Sausage factory owner

    May 21 2020

    The 01/02 campaign saw Real Madrid win their 9th European Cup at the expense of Bayer Leverkusen, who knocked out all three English clubs on the way to the final. It was the first season of Xavi at Barca and Zidane at Real. When we were mad on metatarsals and Las Ketchup, and Hoeness was hunting down Honigstein Today’s Bundesliga is back up and running. Will 2020’s Leverkusen serve up another goal-fest against Monchengladbach? And it’s the first leg of the second semi-final of the Inter Totally ...more

  • Conglomerate striker

    May 18 2020

    The panel look back at the 97/98 season. Home to one of the best individual performances of the Premier League era. And the most bizarre managerial unveiling of the Premier League era. Arsenal do the double, Lombardo becomes Palace boss and Kenny Dalglish takes on Paxman on Newsnight. The Bundesliga is back with Dortmund and Bayern back to winning ways. But did it work as a spectacle? Rafa Honigstein gives us the reaction in Germany. And Daniel’s on double duty as he bids for a place in the fina...more

  • More centimetres to score

    May 14 2020

    The panel look back at Bayern’s first European Cup win in 25 years. It was the final with all the penalties, so naturally the Germans won it. Featuring Oliver Kahn at his peak, bad boy Stefan Effenberg, and the ludicrously decorated Bixente Lizarazu. And it was the last great ride for Leeds, who managed to squeeze two Champions League campaigns into one. The Bundesliga is back as we examine the prospects of a proper title race. And whether or not Werner will stay in Germany when it’s all said an...more

  • Football with broccoli

    May 10 2020

    Back in 1996/97, there was an Italian influx, Manchester United were the worst champions ever and Leeds experienced peak George Graham. Plus there was Arsene Wenger, Ali Dia, Calamity James, Peter Reid’s potty mouth and Kevin Keegan’s farewell. Also on the podcast, Matt takes us through the return of the K-League, where fake crowd noise and former Boro strikers in their forties are all the rage. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: K-League round-up! (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Your questions (09m 00s) • PART 3: Zo...more

  • After 90 minutes of sheer hell

    May 07 2020

    The Champions League season at the turn of the century was lit up by Batistuta’s Fiorentina, Mihajlovic’s Lazio and Flo’s Chelsea. The whole thing was won by Redondo’s Real, who were victorious in the all-Spanish final against Valencia in Paris. But what really happened with Nicolas Anelka during his year in Madrid? In the modern day, football is coming back! Rafa Honigstein brings developments from the Bundesliga, while Steve Price alerts us to kick-off in South Korea this weekend. And in the l...more

  • Get a Wim Jonk while you’re at it

    May 03 2020

    The 94/95 season saw Shearer and Sutton fire Blackburn to their first title in 81 years. And Forest finished 3rd! The panel look back on a game-changing campaign for the Premier League, as a combination of Klinsmann and controversy take the division global. The bad boys of the Inter Totally Cup meet for a semi-final place as James Horncastle and Jack Lang quiz off. Plus we discuss the most infuriating reasons for missing games. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Rounding up the news and your questions (01m...more

  • Airplanes in the belly

    Apr 30 2020

    98/99 is defined by Man United’s treble success. We force Rafa to relive the United Bayern final - the substitutions that went right and the substitutions that went wrong. It’s a campaign also featuring Arsenal at Wembley, the inexperienced Carlo Ancelotti and the Pat Nevin of Germany. We’ve got another huge quarter-final in the Inter Totally Cup as Daniel Storey takes on Julien Laurens. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: France cancels the season + your tweets (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Daniel Storey v Julien L...more

  • Blobby In, Branfoot Out

    Apr 26 2020

    United’s second season in the Premier League wasn’t so difficult as they crushed all opposition in 93/94. Were they better than the United side of 98/99? Plus we bask in the beauty of Cole and Le Tissier and recoil in horror at Swindon and Grobbelaar. In the modern day, Rafa Honigstein joins us to explain the rationale behind Bundesliga plans to restart the season in May. And it’s the first quarter-final of the Inter Totally Cup – Alvaro Romeo versus Pat Nevin. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Rafa Honig...more

  • Club of the humble

    Apr 23 2020

    Jupp Heynckes’s Real, thanks to the heroics of Predrag Mijatovic and Christian Karembeu, turned over Juve in the final, at the end of a scintillating campaign showcasing Shevchenko, Trezeguet and Asprilla. The panel get into a heated debate over their favourite football ads of all time. Are you an airport person, a cage person or a write the future person? Plus the final last 16 tie of the Inter Totally Cup pits Michael Cox against Matt Davies-Adams. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: UEFA plans for the se...more

  • Current wine importer

    Apr 19 2020

    The 2011/12 Premier League campaign saw Manchester City pip rivals United to the title on goal difference on the last day. You might remember how it ended. But do you remember it was Alan Pardew’s best season in management? Or Paul Scholes coming out of retirement mid-season? Or that Blackburn chicken ad? Plus Carl Anka and Sasha Goryunov battle it out in the penultimate last 16 tie in the Inter Totally Cup. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Newcastle takeover and careers after football (02m 00s)  • PART ...more

  • The human can opener

    Apr 16 2020

    The panel travel back to 96/97 when Dortmund and Schalke did a European double. Dortmund’s only Champions League success powered by Sammer, Ricken and Paul Lambert. Duncan invites us into a wonderful world where Gazza scores against Germany at Euro 96. And Fergie’s plans go to pot. Jack Lang and Emma Saunders raise the bar in the Inter Totally Cup. And is Mike Ashley actually leaving Newcastle? RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Newcastle takeover and post-football careers (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Emma Saunder...more

  • Eight more votes than Theo Zagorakis

    Apr 12 2020

    Roman Abramovich arrived in England but nobody could beat Arsenal in the Premier League in 03/04. Do they – or indeed Thierry Henry – get enough love? This is the year that the Premier League lost Leeds, while Cristiano Ronaldo began his Manchester United career with a few too many lollipops. Elsewhere, it’s France v Brazil as Julien Laurens takes on Natalie Gedra in the Inter Totally Cup. And Rory Smith fills us in on the potential impact of the pandemic on women’s football. RUNNING ORDER • PAR...more

  • Snake power rankings

    Apr 09 2020

    We travel back in time to the 95/96 season of the Champions League which gives us a chance to rave about Raul. It was a disastrous campaign for Blackburn and a watershed moment for Juventus and Ajax. Flicks and Kicks returns with our review of A Shot At Glory, a film where Ally McCoist steals the show from Robert Duvall and Michael Keaton. Rafa Honigstein and Daniel Storey go head-to-head in a humdinger in the Inter Totally Cup. Plus there’s nicknames, ClubCall and the varying definitions of ‘do...more

  • Division One rolled in glitter

    Apr 05 2020

    Today, the panel look back to 92-93, the very first Premier League campaign that saw Manchester United’s dominance commence and Clough’s last knockings at Nottingham Forest. We discuss Norwich as the original entertainers, Oldham as the original escapologists and the most influential team performance of the Premier League era. In the modern day, Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle are furloughing their non-playing staff. Does that make them morally repugnant? Plus Tom Williams and James Horncastl...more

  • Like a luxury Stewart Downing

    Apr 02 2020

    Flicks and Kicks sees the team review United Passions – the FIFA-funded film about FIFA with Tim Roth starring as Saint Sepp Blatter. With Kane’s future up in the air, we flip reverse to a world where Birmingham were successful in buying Bale from Spurs. In the second match-up of our Totally quiz, Lynsey Hooper goes head to head with Pat Nevin for a place in the quarter-finals. Plus we discuss celebs at football, footballers in mundane places and caddying for Dean Saunders. RUNNING ORDER • PART ...more

  • Die Hard henchman

    Mar 30 2020

    PSG had a team to drool over, Milan were permanent fixtures in the final. But 94/95 was arguably Louis Van Gaal’s finest season as a manager, leading his Ajax starlets to Champions League glory. Although Jari Litmanen was robbed of the Ballon D’Or. It’s the whole story of the campaign. From Gothenburg to Gary Walsh. In the modern day, there’s contract reshuffles at Barca, Bayern and Juve. And Benzema’s got beef with Olivier Giroud. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe and favouri...more

  • Dawn of the dour

    Mar 29 2020

    The 04/05 season saw Chelsea end Arsenal and United’s dominance of English football, plus the greatest relegation battle ever. Also big that season - David Prutton, Frank Burrows and David James up front. Rory Smith is back to hold our hand in this football-less world. And it’s round 1 of our Totally World Cup quiz. Duncan Alexander versus Alvaro Romeo. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Rory Smith on seasons being voided (04m 00s)  • PART 2a: Duncan Alexander v Alvaro Romeo in the Totally World Cup – part...more

  • Baked bean cake

    Mar 26 2020

    Today we take on the film Escape To Victory, where football and POW camps collide. Starring Michael Caine, Sylvester Stallone, Pele, John Wark and that bloke from The Vicar of Dibley. Duncan Alexander constructs a reality where Roman Abramovich didn’t buy Chelsea – but Arsenal instead! Plus there’s George Weah’s new single, footballer’s weddings and a mouth-watering first round draw. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Weah’s worthy song & Hulk gets hitched (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Solutions to finishing th...more

  • Volcanic characters

    Mar 24 2020

    The panel look back at the 93-94 Champions League, a place in which was turned down by PSG! Featuring Capello’s Milan, Cruyff’s Barcelona, Wenger’s Monaco. And Manchester United’s trip to hell. Plus the goalscoring exploits of Wynton Rufer. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines around Europe – eGames and Neymar to Barca? (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Your questions – Borussia beef and Bilbao’s best (09m 30s) • PART 3: Zombie football: our look back at the 93-94 Champions League season (14m 00s) • PART 4:...more

  • I’m a butterfly, you’re worker ants

    Mar 23 2020

    Keegan’s entertainers up against Fergie’s fledglings. We review one of the great title races in a campaign where English clubs were rubbish in Europe. Except for Forest. Featuring some all-time great soundbites, relegation through a lack of social media and the most underrated Premier League player of all time. Elsewhere, we’ve got footballing mums and the mother of all goals. RUNNING ORDER • PART 1: Anyone see Maradona last night? (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Kieran Maguire from the Price of Football p...more

  • Pat Jennings’s oil filters

    Mar 19 2020

    Rory Smith is back to bring us an update on the latest moves within UEFA, as to how to salvage the season. On the agenda today, we offer up a Ronaldinho retrospective, with the brilliant Brazilian currently in Paraguyan prison. Plus we review Green Street, where Frodo does football fighting and Charlie Hunnam attempts a cockney accent. And there’s room for Eurovision and Glauber Berti the six-minute man. • PART 1: State of play with Rory Smith + which players will miss Euro 2020 the most? (03m 0...more

  • A few transfusions

    Mar 17 2020

    We look back at the first Champions League final in 1993, which pitted Berlusconi against the Berlusconi who got busted. Milan versus Bernard Tapie’s Marseille. The only European Cup won by a French side, a story of match-fixing, doping and another Chris Waddle single. Elsewhere, Michiel Jongsma discusses Alan Pardew’s time in Holland. Plus we pick out the worst managers ever, frustrating players and fallen giants. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: The impact of coronavirus around Europe (01m 00s)  • ...more

  • Couldn’t defend for butter

    Mar 16 2020

    With all major European leagues suspending football amid the coronavirus pandemic, we discuss with Rory Smith where the authorities go from here and when we might see football played again. Turning back the clock, we look at the greatest title race in Premier League history and review the 2013-14 season. A time of Ozil, Di Canio and when Liverpool had a title taken away from them. Plus we finally have time for conversations on dribbling, Nicolas Anelka and Love Is Blind. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART...more

  • Elongated Lionel Messi

    Mar 12 2020

    Last year’s Champions League finalists Liverpool and Tottenham are both knocked out at the last 16 stage. Where did it go wrong for the Reds? And are we already reaching the end times under Mourinho at Tottenham? Watford v Leicester may or may not go ahead but we look back to 2013 and one of the greatest footballing finales of all time. Plus Nutella, the ownership situation at Newcastle and Pepe Reina tries to catch the tube. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: More coronavirus concerns (01m 00s)  • PAR...more

  • Qatar karma

    Mar 10 2020

    Like many games this week, PSG v Dortmund will be behind closed doors. Can the Parisians end their knock-out stage hoodoo? And will Atletico upset holders Liverpool at Anfield? Leipzig move aside as we are appear to be moving towards a Bayern Dortmund title race. Juve lead the way in Italy and they will be staying there for a while as all sport is suspended until early April. Barcelona are back on top, while there’s an all Basque Copa Del Rey final to look forward to. Plus Boca, Boban and AVB bl...more

  • Clown running through a minefield

    Mar 09 2020

    It’s another man of the match display from the boy wonder Billy Gilmour at Stamford Bridge. Are Man City missing Arteta? We recognise Roy Hodgson’s achievements at Palace and discuss Dean Henderson’s England chances. But with a global pandemic, should we even have football to talk about right now? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Man Utd 2-0 Man City & Arsenal 1-0 West Ham (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Chelsea 4-0 Everton (12m 00s) • PART 3: Spurs and Liverpool get ready for Champions League action (22m 0...more

  • Siegfried Sassoon vibe

    Mar 05 2020

    Tottenham head out of the cup as Eric Dier heads into the stands to confront a fan. We ask if Spurs should be expecting a bit more from the rather expensive Mourinho. Carlo Ancelotti’s heading back to Stamford Bridge and there’s a Manchester derby at Old Trafford. But will it be merely a training exercise for Man City? Plus George Caulkin tells us about life on the road with Newcastle fans. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Norwich knock out Tottenham as Dier heads for the stands (02m 30s)  • PART 2a:...more

  • I’m not the midfielder you’re looking for

    Mar 03 2020

    Real Madrid win the Clasico, leading many to assume Barcelona – and Lionel Messi – are in decline. Lazio are top of Serie A but is the Italian season in danger of not being completed due to the coronavirus? Bayern stay top despite barely completing their game this week, as hate towards Hoffenheim’s Hopp reaches new levels. Plus Mbappe’s elasticos, Andre-Pierre Gignac’s legendary status in Mexico and the start of the MLS season. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe (01m 00s)  ...more

  • Defence and justice

    Mar 02 2020

    The bottom 3 all taste victory in the Premier League. Emma Saunders pops in to discuss whether Watford’s win over the champions elect is the greatest in their history. And the race for the top 4/5 is hotting up as Wolves make their move with a victory at Tottenham. Plus Dean Henderson wins big at Goodison Park and David Moyes struggles with his French. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Man City win the Carabao Cup (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Watford 3-0 Liverpool with Emma Saunders (06m 30s) • PART 3: Norwic...more

  • Driving through the smoke

    Feb 27 2020

    Man City make a statement in Europe with their win at the Bernabeu – next up Aston Villa in the Carabao Cup Final. Chelsea are embarrassed by Bayern and the world class Alphonso Davies. Will their bogey team Bournemouth pile more misery on the Blues? Plus Pards under pressure, Peppa Pig World and what Pep has in common with Andy Roxburgh. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Nevin to West Ham? (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Real Madrid 1-2 Man City (03m 30s) • PART 3: Chelsea 0-3 Bayern Munich (13m 00s) • PART 4a:...more

  • The most important of the least important things

    Feb 25 2020

    Will Bayern and Juve show they deserve to be among the favourites for the Champions League this week? Can a resurgent Napoli upset Barca? And will Real get one over on their old nemesis Pep? Elsewhere, the coronavirus is wreaking havoc in Serie A. Plus what makes PSG infuriating to support. And Rory Smith joins us having been to the Intercontinental Derby in Turkey. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe (01m 00s) • PART 2: Chelsea v Bayern & Napoli v Barcelona previews (04...more

  • An abject lack of responsibility

    Feb 24 2020

    There’s refereeing controversy in Burnley, Nottingham and Inverness, to name but a few. In the Premier League, there are plaudits aplenty for Saka, Fernandes and McNeil. Plus a look ahead to the Champions League and a look back at a huge game at the top of the WSL. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1a: Arsenal 3-2 Everton (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: Man Utd 3-0 Watford & Wolves 3-0 Norwich (08m 30s) • PART 2: Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham (18m 30s) • PART 3a: Leicester 0-1 Man City (32m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of...more

  • Niche beef

    Feb 20 2020

    Liverpool and Tottenham are both undone in Europe, both posing very little goal threat. The same can’t be said of Erling Haaland at Dortmund. Just how good can he be? And how far can Atalanta go? There’s a huge game at Stamford Bridge in the race for the top 4. But we tell you why Arsenal are the team to tip for Champions League football. Plus Wenger’s offside rule, Barca bag Braithwaite and how helium works. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Atletico 1-0 Liverpool (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Tottenham 0-1 L...more

  • Full gas

    Feb 18 2020

    Will Dortmund v PSG deliver the goal-fest we all expect? Do Leipzig have the experience to progress? And what are the prospects for Atalanta and Atleti? Plus domestically Milinkovic-Savic secures a huge win for Lazio over Inter. Are they the most reliable team in the Serie A title race? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe (01m 00s) • PART 2: Dortmund v PSG preview, plus a look at Ligue 1 (03m 45s) • PART 3: Tottenham v Leipzig preview, Bundesliga round-up, plus racism in Por...more

  • Very particular about his black Diadoras

    Feb 17 2020

    Kieran Maguire from the Price of Football helps us discuss the ramifications of Manchester City’s two-year ban from the Champions League, with 5th becoming the new 4th in the Premier League. Are Liverpool about to complete football? Will Mourinho continue to produce free-flowing action? Is Dani Ceballos back? Plus Bong Joon Ho’s favourite player and what passed for a Premier League training ground in the 90s. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Man City banned from Europe – 4th is the new 5th. With Kier...more

  • 86 different pairs of shorts

    Feb 13 2020

    Can Norwich add champions elect Liverpool to their list of Carrow Road scalps? Will Wolves and Leicester feature in one of the games of the season? And has Jose Mourinho gone Full Metal Jacket? Plus players with short shorts, Jurgen Klinsmann on Facebook and Andy Carroll on Bebo. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Flashback to the opening weekend (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Norwich v Liverpool & Aston Villa v Spurs previews (05m 00s) • PART 3: Wolves v Leicester preview (13m 30s) • PART 4a: Arsenal v Newc...more

  • Put him in the fridge

    Feb 11 2020

    Inter come from behind to win the Milan derby and go top of Serie A. Could the consequences be serious for Sarri at Juventus? Are Dortmund fed up of Favre after they lose 4-3 to Leverkusen in the Bundesliga? Payet continues to shine in France – will Arsene Wenger soon be joining him? Plus the Basque clubs take centre stage in Spain. And Adel Taarabt – defensive midfielder? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe (01m 00s) • PART 2: Serie A update – Milan derby, Inter top, Sarri ...more

  • Gusty movements

    Feb 09 2020

    Everton are flying under Ancelotti but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t big up Big Dunc and pick on Pickford. Sheffield United are back in the spotlight - hear how they’re becoming a classic mid 90s side. And Brighton and Watford take part in one of the most important games of the season. Plus Leeds falling apart, footballers with famous footballing fathers, the window and wind-assisted goals. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Brighton 1-1 Watford (03m 30s)  • PART 2a: Sheff Utd 2-1 Bournemouth (11m 00s...more

  • Electric shock salsa

    Feb 06 2020

    We look ahead to the first half of Matchweek 26 in the Premier League with a six-pointer at the bottom, plus an ageing Palace looking to get back on track. Plus Forest v Leeds, funny Brazilian names and Road Rash II. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Oxford 2-3 Newcastle (02m 00s)  • PART 2: The rest of the FA Cup 4th round replays (07m 30s) • PART 3: Funny Brazilian names with Jack Lang (19m 00s) • PART 4a: Brighton v Watford & Man City v West Ham previews (24m 00s) • PART 4b: Sheff Utd v Bournem...more

  • It makes a hell of a cocktail

    Feb 04 2020

    Kylian in the name of? What's gone on with Tuchel and Mbappe? Is Haaland scoring enough goals? Which Spanish manager has transformed over the years? And for who was the jig up? These and many other questions answered in this week's podcast RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe (01m 00s) • PART 2: Bundeslige bulletin - Haaland braced again and Bayern back on top (06m 00s) • PART 3: Ligue 1 round-up – Mbappe v Neymar, Brittany's choreography, and Toulouse didn't lose (19m 10s) •...more

  • Regrettable

    Feb 03 2020

    Liverpool are 22 points clear at the top of the table and could win the title in the Merseyside derby. Why are Manchester City so wasteful? At the other end of the table, West Ham and Watford are on the wrong end of thrilling comebacks. The panel debate and defend Ighalo, Giroud and Guaita. Plus there’s an insight into life selling to the building services industry. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Liverpool are 22 points clear (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Tottenham 2-0 Man City & Burnley 0-0 Arsenal (06...more

  • A Hotel Babylon vibe

    Jan 30 2020

    There’s the League Cup semi-finals, Premier League weekend and closing of the transfer window to be discussed. Plus Pacman, Thames AFC and Salomon Kalou. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Man City reach the League Cup final (03m 00s)  • PART 2: Villa reach the League Cup final, with Dan Bardell from the 1874 podcast (10m 00s) • PART 3: West Ham 0-2 Liverpool + previews of West Ham v Brighton & Liverpool v Southampton (20m 00s) • PART 4a: Transfer chat (28m 30s) • PART 4b: Leicester v Chelsea, Spur...more

  • Mountaineering metaphors

    Jan 28 2020

    Atletico Madrid have slumped under Simeone, as La Liga as a whole asks where have all the goals gone? Germany, that’s where. And that was even before Erling Haaland arrived at Dortmund with his 5 goals in less than an hour. There’s adoration for Ilicic’s Atalanta as they win 7-0 in Turin. In France, Neymar says he’s in the form of his life. Is he the best player ever to star in Ligue 1? RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe (01m 00s) • PART 2: Serie A update – Rome derby, Juve...more

  • His legs are human legs

    Jan 27 2020

    Shrewsbury force a replay with Liverpool thanks to the “Poundshop Jamie Vardy.” But did Jurgen Klopp go too far with his post-match statement that he and the first-team players will be absent for the replay? We also talk Lo Celso, Saint-Maximin and the mascot race of the weekend. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Shrewsbury 2-2 Liverpool (04m 00s)  • PART 2: Tranmere 0-6 Man Utd & Man City 4-0 Fulham (13m 30s) • PART 3a: West Ham 0-1 West Brom & Hull 1-2 Chelsea (23m 00s) • PART 3b: Newcastle ...more

  • Vortex of heritage

    Jan 23 2020

    There’s not a lot of love for Solskjaer after Manchester United’s home humbling to Burnley at Old Trafford. But we are singing the praises of Gabriel Martinelli, Ricardo Pereira and Gary Rowett. Plus there’s the prospect of Ederson on pens and Lejeune’s killer instinct. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Man Utd 0-2 Burnley (02m 30s)  • PART 2: Chelsea 2-2 Arsenal (13m 30s) • PART 3a: Aston Villa 2-1 Watford, Bournemouth 3-1 Brighton & Leicester 4-1 West Ham (23m 00s) • PART 3b: Tottenham 2-1 Norwi...more

  • Like the T-Rex in Jurassic Park

    Jan 21 2020

    Erling Haaland scores 3 on his Dortmund debut, but it’s Timo Werner who’s the top scorer in the Bundesliga. 16 year-old Rayan Cherki scores twice and assists twice for Lyon while Ciro Immobile chases down the Serie A scoring record. Plus we bring you the attempted murder mystery involving the former Leeds defender and the former Sheffield Wednesday striker. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe (01m 00s) • PART 2: The Bundesliga’s back with Haaland and Werner hitting high numb...more

  • Unserious football individual

    Jan 20 2020

    Liverpool take a step closer to the title and Bournemouth a step closer to the drop. Plus we discuss Gary Cahill’s comeback, Pepe Reina’s hotel rooms and Adama Traore – football loophole. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Liverpool 2-0 Man Utd & Burnley 2-1 Leicester (02m 00s)  • PART 2: Newcastle 1-0 Chelsea & Arsenal 1-1 Sheff Utd (14m 30s) • PART 3a: Man City 2-2 Crystal Palace & Southampton 2-3 Wolves (21m 30s) • PART 3b: Watford 0-0 Tottenham & 10 years of Gold & Sullivan at W...more

  • Younger than Damon Albarn

    Jan 16 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: FA Cup 4th round replay reaction (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Arsenal v Sheff Utd preview with James Shield from The Star, Sheffield (07m 30s) • PART 3: Mike Dean: football icon (16m 30s) • PART 4a: Watford v Tottenham & Newcastle v Chelsea previews (25m 00s) • PART 4b: Norwich v Bournemouth, Brighton v Aston Villa, Burnley v Leicester & West Ham v Everton previews (34m 30s) • PART 4c: Man City v Crystal Palace, Southampton v Wolves & Liverpool v Man Utd previews ...more

  • When there is no structure, there’s chaos

    Jan 14 2020

    Valverde is shown the door at Barcelona. Does the club’s courting of Xavi, Koeman and Pochettino show they don’t really know what they’re doing? Plus another Valverde makes himself a hero at Real Madrid in less than heroic fashion. Zlatan’s back scoring in Serie A but it’s all about Lazio who are showing they’re legit in the title race, as Inter get very busy in the transfer window. PSG’s four fantastics contribute to a 3-3 draw with Monaco while AVB’s Marseille close the gap at the top of Ligue...more

  • The barrier to fun

    Jan 13 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Tottenham 0-1 Liverpool (02m 00s)  • PART 2: Aston Villa 1-6 Man City (15m 00s) • PART 3a: Bournemouth 0-3 Watford & Leicester 1-2 Southampton (22m 00s) • PART 3b: Sheff Utd 1-0 West Ham & Wolves 1-1 Newcastle (32m 30s) • PART 3c: Man Utd 4-0 Norwich & Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal (37m 30s) • PART 4: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (46m 40s)  • PART 5: Everton 1-0 Brighton & Chelsea 3-0 Burnley (48m 30s)   GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram ...more

  • Villain in a Playstation 3 game

    Jan 09 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Man Utd 1-3 Man City & Leicester 1-1 Aston Villa (01m 00s)  • PART 2: Arsenal 1-0 Leeds + FA Cup 4th round draw (12m 00s) • PART 3a: Bournemouth v Watford preview with Michael Dunne, author of Dean Court Days (16m 00s) • PART 3b: Man Utd v Norwich, Everton v Brighton & Chelsea v Burnley previews (22m 30s) • PART 3c: Wolves v Newcastle, Sheffield United v West Ham and Crystal Palace v Arsenal previews  (28m 30s) • PART 4: Leicester v Southampton preview (33m 00...more

  • We can’t have nice things, can we?

    Jan 06 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: The magic of the cup? (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: Brighton 0-1 Sheff Wed & Liverpool 1-0 Everton (05m 00s) • PART 2b: More on Everton’s woes with Matt Jones from The Blue Room podcast (13m 00s) • PART 3: Tranmere, the monitor & Chelsea 2-0 Forest (20m 00s) • PART 4a: Teenage refs and terrible attendances (29m 00s) • PART 4b: League Cup semi-final previews (35m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (43m 00s)  • PART 6: Euro news (45m 00s)   GET IN T...more

  • A joke football club run by clowns

    Jan 02 2020

    RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: More football on the telly? (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: Arsenal 2-0 Man Utd (03m 30s) • PART 2b: Southampton 1-0 Tottenham (12m 30s) • PART 2c: Watford 2-1 Wolves (17m 45s) • PART 3a: West Ham 4-0 Bournemouth (22m 00s) • PART 3b: Burnley 1-2 Aston Villa & Brighton 1-1 Chelsea (29m 00s) • PART 4: Newcastle 0-3 Leicester, Man City 2-1 Everton & Norwich 1-1 Crystal Palace (34m 00s)  • PART 5: FA Cup 3rd round standout ties (41m 00s) • PART 6: The odds with Lee Price fr...more

  • Head canon

    Dec 30 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Carl Anka’s origin story (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea (03m 00s) • PART 2b: Burnley 0-2 Man Utd (11m 00s) • PART 3: West Ham replace Pellegrini with Moyes. Benji Lanyado joins us (18m 30s) • PART 4: VAR – what is it good for? (28m 30s) • PART 5a: Man City 2-0 Sheff Utd & Norwich 2-2 Tottenham (37m 30s) • PART 5b: Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace & Watford 3-0 Aston Villa (45m 00s)  • PART 5c: Brighton 2-0 Bournemouth & Newcastle 1-2 Everton (50m ...more

  • Quelled

    Dec 27 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A powerful walk and Jose’s dog (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: Leicester 0 - 4 Liverpool (03m 30s) • PART 2a: Chelsea 0 - 2 Southampton (10m 30s) • PART 2b: Arsenal v Chelsea preview and early glimpses of Arteta-ball (16m 40s) • PART 3a: Spurs 2 - 1 Brighton (22m 00s) • PART 3b: Man U 4 - 1 Newcastle (26m 00s) • PART 4a: Donald Duck in Sweden (28m 40s)  • PART 4b: West Ham 1 - 2 Palace - Ayew’s wonder goal and Antonio’s crash (31m 00s) • PART 4c: Norwich, Villa, Watford and the ...more

  • Bring The Noise - Rafa Honigstein on Klopp

    Dec 24 2019

    Nick Miller speaks to Rafa Honigstein about the updated edition of his magnificent biography of Jurgen Klopp.  What makes the manager of the current European and now World champions tick?  Can Liverpool sustain this run to their first ever Premier League title?  And what happens when Klopp moves on from Merseyside? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

  • Their heads just fell off

    Dec 23 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Game of the weekend? (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: Racist abuse at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (03m 00s) • PART 2b: Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea (08m 00s) • PART 3: Watford 2-0 Man Utd & Brighton 0-1 Sheffield Utd (17m 00s) • PART 4: Liverpool win the Club World Cup (22m 30s) • PART 5a: Man City 3-1 Leicester (28m 00s) • PART 5b: Leicester v Liverpool preview (32m 45s)  • PART 6a: Bournemouth 0-1 Burnley & Everton 0-0 Arsenal (37m 30s) • PART 6b: The relegation picture, as...more

  • Diet Pep? Sí

    Dec 19 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Little cookies big trouble in little Ostersunds (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: Arteta and Ancelotti's imminent appointments (04m 00s) • PART 2a: Everton v Arsenal preview (11m 50s) • PART 2b: Villa 5 - 0 Liverpool and the rest of the League Cup (15m 00s) • PART 3a: Man City v Leicester preview  (22m 30s) • PART 3b: Spurs v Chelsea preview (26m 00s) • PART 3c: Watford v Man U  preview (28m 10s)  • PART 4a: Euro round-up (36m 00s) • PART 4b: Brighton v Sheff U and the rest of the...more

  • Schumacher + De Jong

    Dec 17 2019

    There’s a Clasico to look forward to and a Champions League draw to react to. Do so in the company of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Rafa Honigstein and Julien Laurens on a scooter in Paris.   Barcelona and Real Madrid go into Wednesday’s game dead level on points at the top of La Liga. Then they can can look forward to Pep Guardiola and the Maradona match in 2020. It’s a bad start for Gattuso at Napoli and another misstep from Serie A in the battle against racism. But all hail Claudio R...more

  • Dog bites man

    Dec 16 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal 0 - 3 City (02m 20s)  • PART 1b: DNA managers and Ozil v China (09m 00s) • PART 2a: Vincent Janssen and The Lightening Seeds at the Club World Cup  (13m 00s) • PART 2b: Liverpool 2 - 0 Watford (16m 00s) • PART 2b: Leicester 1 -1 Norwich (22m 30s) • PART 3a: Man U 1 -1 Everton (27m 00s) • PART 3b: Chelsea 0 - 1 Bournemouth (34m 00s)  • PART 3c: Wolves 1 - 2 Spurs (38m 00s) • PART 4a: Villa 0 - 2 Sheffield U (41m 10s) • PART 4b: Burnley 1 - 0 Newcastle (44m 30s) ...more

  • Economic stratification and an alpaca-walking rosette

    Dec 12 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Atalanta and other CL headlines (01m 30s)  • PART 1b: What next for Ancelotti? (08m 30s) • PART 1c: And more CL headlines (12m 30s) • PART 2a: Arsenal v Man City preview (16m 20s) • PART 2b: Liverpool v Watford preview (21m 30s) • PART 3a: Leicester v Norwich preview (26m 50s) • PART 3b: Chelsea v Bournemouth preview (28m 30s)  • PART 3c: Aston Villa v Sheff U and Southampton v West Ham previews (31m 00s) • PART 3d: Man U v Everton preview (34m 30s) • PART 4a: The Loic...more

  • We’ll need a big stick against this wolf

    Dec 10 2019

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens look back at a super significant weekend and look ahead to the final week of the Champions League group stage.   In Italy, we’re loving Lazio who have won seven on the spin but we’re not crazy about the Corriere dello Sport. And are we about to get Gattuso to Napoli? Drama in the Bundesliga - did Bayern lose the title on Saturday? And will Thomas Tuchel be moving on to Munich in the summer? Monaco and Marseille are on t...more

  • 22:44

    Dec 09 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: City 1 - 2 United (02m 00s)  • PART 2a: Everton 3 - 1 Chelsea (09m 00s) • PART 2b: Watford 0 - 0 Palace (17m 00s) • PART 3a: Bournemouth 0 - 3 Liverpool (21m 20s) • PART 3b: Red Bull Salzburg v Liverpool preview (25m 00s) • PART 3c: Euro news and CL previews (29m 00s) • PART 3d: Spurs 5 - 0 Burnley (32m 00s)  • PART 4a: Villa 1 - Leicester (41m 00s) • PART 4b: Newcastle 2 - 1 Southampton and the rest of the PL weekend (43m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Pad...more

  • The Daddy, with special guest Jamie Carragher

    Dec 05 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Karaoke with Jamie Carragher (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: Liverpool 5 - 2 Everton (04m 00s) • PART 1c: How to fix Everton (10m 30s) • PART 2a: Man U 2 - 1 Spurs (15m 30s) • PART 2b: Manchester derby preview (20m 30s)  • PART 3a: Jamie’s new podcast (29m 00s) • PART 3b: On Chelsea, Villa and Leicester (32m 30s) • PART 3c: On Brendan, Being: Liverpool, and whose name was in the envelope (34m 00s)  • PART 4a: Palace 1 - 0 Bournemouth and the rest of the PL midweek (41m 00s) • PA...more

  • Just push, Mrs Thuram

    Dec 03 2019

    Big guns fail to fire across Europe as Jimbo, Julien Laurens, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein review the weekend’s action in the Totally Football Show European edition. Messi and ter Stegen lead Barca to victory away to an Atletico Madrid side struggling under Simeone. But Leverkusen cure Lewandowski’s scoring addiction with a shock victory away in Munich. Was it as shocking as Jurgen Klinsmann’s return to the Bundesliga as Hertha Berlin manager? The Lautaro Lukaku partners...more

  • So cruel, so often

    Dec 02 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: QSF out at Watford…again (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: Emery out, Freddie in at Arsenal - and the 2-2 with Norwich (06m 30s) • PART 2a: Spurs 3 - 2 Bournemouth (14m 30s) • PART 2b: Man U 2 - 2 Villa (17m 00s) • PART 3a: Chelsea 0 - 1 West Ham (21m 30s) • PART 3b: Newcastle 2 - 2 Man City (24m 30s) • PART 4a: Merseyside derby preview (30m 00s)  • PART 4b: Leicester 2 - 1 Everton - and why would Rodgers leave the Foxes for Arsenal?  (39m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price fr...more

  • If it’s tomorrow where you are

    Nov 28 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Champions League headlines: Lewy, Lukaku and more (01 m 30s)  • PART 1b: On Spurs, Mou and Bournemouth (08m 00s) • PART 2a: On Chelsea, Tammy, Reece James and West Ham (15m 30s) • PART 2b: On Liverpool, Napoli, Salzburg and Brighton (22m 30s) • PART 3a: Leicester v Everton preview (34m 30s) • PART 3b: Norwich v Arsenal preview (40m 00s) • PART 4a: Wolves v Sheff U preview (43m 00s)  • PART 4b: Man U v Villa preview (48m 00s) • PART 4c: Newcastle v City and the rest of ...more

  • The emotional piano

    Nov 26 2019

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens are back to look ahead to matchday 5 of the Champions League. PSG travel to Real Madrid – is Mbappe auditioning at the Bernabeu? Juventus host Atletico – but does Ronaldo hold Juve back? Barcelona take on Dortmund as Favre feels the heat. Inter Milan look to take advantage. Will they do so thanks to Antonio Conte’s kama sutra? And we review all the domestic action as the proverbial hits the fans in Berlin while Massimo ...more

  • Kloppage time

    Nov 25 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: West Ham 2 - 3 Spurs (01m 30s)  • PART 2a: Palace 1 - 2 Liverpool (09m 00s) • PART 2b: City 2 - 1 Chelsea (11m 30s) • PART 2c: Brighton 0 - 2 Leicester (18m 20s) • PART 3a: Sheff U 3 - 3 Man United  (21m 30s) • PART 3b: Everton 0 - 2 Norwich (29m 30s) • PART 3c: Arsenal 2 - 2 Southampton (32m 00s)  • PART 4a: Bournemouth 1 - 2 Wolves (35m 30s) • PART 4b: Watford 0 - 3 Burnley (37m 20s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (41 00s)  • PART 6: Flamengo win t...more

  • Twinkling

    Nov 21 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: West Ham v Spurs preview (02m 00s)  • PART 2a: City v Chelsea preview (14m 00s) • PART 2b: Palace v Liverpool (17m 00s) • PART 3a: Wales qualify for Euro 2020 (20m 20s) • PART 3b: Everton v Norwich preview (28m 20s) • PART 3c: Luis Enrique back and the latest on Bale’s Madrid future - with Alvaro Romeo (31m 30s) • PART 4a: Brighton v Leicester preview (36m 10s)  • PART 4b: Sheff U v Man U preview (39m 00s) • PART 4c: Arsenal v Saints and the rest of the PL weekend previ...more

  • The Poch putsch

    Nov 20 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Poch out, Mou in (01m 00s)  • PART 2: A word from the fans - with Pete Haine from the Tottenham Supporters’ Trust (07m 00s) • PART 3: Mou’s man-management (12m 00s) • PART 4: What next for Poch (16m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (18 00s)  TFS LIVE IN LIVERPOOL! • Get your tickets now! (https://www.thetotallyfootballshow.com/events/) GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/totallyfootballshow/) • find us on Facebook (ht...more

  • A hibernating bear’s faecal plug

    Nov 18 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Yet more tales from the Opta Quiz (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: Euro 2020 headlines (02m 30s) • PART 1c: Wales v Hungary preview (04m 00s) • PART 2a: Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland (11m 00s) • PART 2b: England v Montenegro and Kosovo (12m 30s)   • PART 3a: Finland!  (24m 00s) • PART 3b: France, Belgium and the other Euro 2020 favourites (30m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (36 10s)  • PART 5a: WSL review - with Lynsey Hooper (38m 00s) • PART 5b:...more

  • Sometimes you need that tension

    Nov 14 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Tales from the Opta Quiz (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: England v Montenegro and Sterling v Gomez (03m 40s) • PART 2a: Wales and Northern Ireland news (12m 00s) • PART 2b: Ireland v Denmark - with Niels Harild (15m 40s) • PART 2c: Other Euro 2020 news (19m 00s)   • PART 3a: The Lionesses, Phil Neville and WSL news (22m 00s) • PART 3b: Wenger, Zlatan and Warnock (25m 00s) • PART 3c: Lessons from German football (30m 20s) • PART 4: More Opta Quiz questions and forgotten transfers...more

  • He punches you right in the face for 90 minutes

    Nov 12 2019

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo review a big weekend around Europe. The cycle appears to be coming to an end at Napoli, while Cagliari come flying up the Serie A table. Juve stay top but has Ronaldo under-delivered in Turin? There are more managerial casualties in the Bundesliga (in more ways than one) but Bayern still destroy Dortmund 4-0 in Der Klassiker. Arsenal reject Lucas Perez is breaking scoring records in La Liga, while Spain’s big 4 are on t...more

  • Gazing on like sheep being herded up a field

    Nov 11 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: The greatest goal ever witnessed lived by Michael Cox (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: Liverpool 3 - 1 City (03m 00s) • PART 2a: Leicester 2 - 0 Arsenal (16m 00s) • PART 2b: Chelsea 2 - 0 Palace (23m 30s) • PART 2c: Spurs 1 - 1 Sheffield U (27m 00s)   • PART 3a: Macclesfield 0 - 4 Kingstonian - and more from the FA Cup (32m 10s) • PART 3b: Man U 3 - 1  Brighton (35m 00s) • PART 3c: Saints 1 - 2 Everton and Norwich 0 -2 Watford (39m 30s) • PART 4: Villa 1 - 2 Wolves and the rest o...more

  • Essentially like Phil Collins

    Nov 07 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Chelsea 4 - 4 Ajax (02m 20s)  • PART 1b: Red Star 0 - 4 Spurs (09m 30s) • PART 1c: More CL headlines  (13m 30s) • PART 2: Liverpool v Man City preview (24m 00s) • PART 3a: Leicester v Arsenal preview  (36m 00s)   • PART 3b: Chelsea v Palace preview (40m 20s) • PART 4a: Man U v Brighton preview (43m 40s) • PART 4b: Spurs v Sheffield Untied preview (46m 30s) • PART 4c: Saints v Everton and the rest of the PL weekend previews (50m 40s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price fr...more

  • They did a Niall Quinn

    Nov 05 2019

    The Champions League is back but the big guns are failing to fire – it’s the Totally Football Show – the full continental. Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo look ahead to Matchday 4, including Dortmund v Inter. Plus Michiel Jongsma joins us to preview Chelsea v Ajax. But the big news comes from Bayern Munich. Niko Kovac gets canned. Who will the next manager be? Will it be ten Hag? Or Wenger? Plus sad scenes surrounding Mario Balotelli and racist abuse ...more

  • Chaos theory on legs

    Nov 04 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: City 2 - 1 Southampton(01m 30s)  • PART 1b: Villa 1 - 2 Liverpool (06m 30s) • PART 2a: West Ham 2 - 3 Newcastle (13m 00s) • PART 2b: Watford 1 - 2 Chelsea (20m 30s) • PART 3a: Palace 0 - 2 Leicester (26m 30s)   • PART 3b: Brighton 2 - 0 Norwich (28m 30s) • PART 3c: Bournemouth 1 - 0 United (30m 00s) • PART 4a: Sheffield U 3 - 0 Burnley (34m 50s) • PART 4b: Arsenal 1 - 1 Wolves - Mou, Nuno or Curbs to the Emirates? (38m 40s) • PART 4c: Everton 1 - 1 Spurs - the worst ga...more

  • Digweed

    Oct 31 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 5 - 5 Arsenal (01m 30s)  • PART 2a: On Xhaka and Arsenal v Wolves preview (12m 00s) • PART 2b: City v Saints and Villa v Liverpool previews (19m 20s) • PART 3a: Palace v Leicester preview (26m 00s) • PART 3b: Bournemouth v Man U and Watford v Chelsea previews (31m 30s)   • PART 4a: The weird and wonderful world of mascots (41m 30s) • PART 4b: On Robert Snodgrass and  West Ham v Newcastle preview (50m 00s)  • PART 4c: Everton v Spurs preview and the rest of the...more

  • Dude, where’s my lange?

    Oct 29 2019

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo are back with the Totally Football Show (European edition). There are some surprise leaders across the continent, as Monchengladbach stay top of the Bundesliga and promoted Granada go top in absence of El Clasico. But surely nothing could be more surprising than Jack Rodwell moving to Roma? No surprises in France as PSG thrash Marseille but Ben Yedder is outscoring everyone in the capital at Monaco. There’s been some od...more

  • Three distinct noises

    Oct 28 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 2 - 1 Spurs (01m 30s)  • PART 2: Southampton 0 - 9 Leicester - with Carl Anka (11m 30s) • PART 3a: Burnley 2 - 4 Chelsea (24m 00s) • PART 3b: Norwich 1 - 3 Man United (31m 00s) • PART 3c: Arsenal 2 - 2 Palace (34m 50s)   • PART 4a: Brighton 3 - 2 Everton (46m 00s) • PART 4b: The rest of the PL weekend (47m 40s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (53m 30s)  • PART 6: WSL and Championship news, and Rafael Van Der Dart (55m 00s) TFS LIVE - IN DUBL...more

  • Your garden

    Oct 24 2019

    Jimbo is joined by Frida Fagerlund, Jack Lang and Tom Williams for reaction to this weeks Champions League action. There's also an in-depth Premier League preview, plus news of an exciting finish in Sweden's Allsvenskan.  PART 1: Champions League review (01m 50s)  PART 2: Liverpool v Tottenham preview (14m 44s) PART 3a: Arsenal v Crystal Palace preview (22m 58s)   PART 3b: West Ham v Sheffield United preview (30m 31s) PART 3c: Sweden news + Longstaff's on ice (32m 15s) PART 3d: Norwich v Man Uni...more

  • One Berti is already enough

    Oct 22 2019

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Raphael Honigstein delve deep into Dortmund’s trip to Inter Milan. Will Jadon Sancho be allowed off the naughty step? There’s the first ever meeting of Ajax and Chelsea. Does Erik ten Hag still not get enough credit as a manager? Barcelona have overtaken Real Madrid at the top of La Liga but El Clasico is not happening this weekend. Graham Hunter joins us to explain why. And Kirsten Schlewitz rates Red Star Belgrade’s chances away at Tottenham in the C...more

  • VAR-sectomy

    Oct 21 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  PART 1: Michael Cox's kick offs (01m 40s)  PART 2a: Man Utd 1-1 Liverpool  (03m 00s) PART 2b: Crystal Palace 0-2 Man City  (10m 10s) PART 3a: FA Cup - Haringey Borough walk off after racist chanting (14m 30s)   PART 4a: Chelsea 1-0 Newcastle (21m 20s) PART 4b: Spurs 1-1 Watford (27m 00s) PART 4c: VAR VAR Doom (27m 50s) PART 5a: Bournemouth 0-0 Norwich, Wolves 1-1 Southampton, Villa 2-1 Brighton, and the best nicknamed players (33m 30s)  PART 6a: Everton 2-0 West Ham (37m 50s) PAR...more

  • Ketchup everywhere

    Oct 17 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Ronaldo v Kevin Nolan and compound interest v Alexis Sanchez (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: Euro 2020 qualifiers headlines (03m 00s) • PART 2b: Bulgaria v England, on and off the pitch (04m 20s) • PART 2c: What’s gone wrong with Ireland?  - with Dion Fanning (09m 10s) • PART 3a: Man U v Liverpool preview (16m 10s)   • PART 3b: Palace v City preview (22m 30s)  • PART 4a: Spurs v Watford preview (25m 00s) • PART 4b: Chelsea v Newcastle (31m 00s) • PART 4c: Memories of Sheff U v Ar...more

  • Ukrainian phonetics for David Pleat

    Oct 14 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Carl Barat v Earl Barrett  (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: Czech Republic 2 - 1 England and memories of Sven (03m 10s) • PART 2b: Mixed fortunes for Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland (11m 30s) • PART 2c: On Wales' qualification and Daniel James’ concussion (14m 00s) • PART 2d: Ramos, Ronaldo and other international news (18m 00)  • PART 3a: The Nick Miller TFS Quiz! (24m 30s)   • PART 3b: WSL and Non-League Day news (28m 00s)  • PART 3b: The return of Ranieri; Silvinho or Sy...more

  • Rabbit, some Pot Noodles and a lobster

    Oct 10 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: It’s..........Rebekah Vardy’s account (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: International headlines (05m 30s) • PART 2b: Northern Ireland chat - with Keith Bailie (07m 00s) • PART 2c: Wales, Scotland and Ireland news (12m 00s) • PART 3: A love letter to the Czech Republic and Patrik Berger - with Producer Ben(18m 00s)   • PART 4a: Germany 2 - 2 Argentina  (29m 00s)  • PART 4b: France, Italy and other international news (32m 00s) • PART 5a: Petr Cech heads to the ice; Allegri to United;...more

  • The methodology meeting

    Oct 08 2019

    If you’re looking for an actual title race, Jimbo and co have you covered with the goings on around Europe’s major leagues. Monchengladbach are top of the Bundesliga, thanks in part to a Borussia blogger, as Bayern lose at home to Hoffenheim. Juventus overcome Inter in the Derby d’Italia to go top of Serie A, where numerous clubs could be about to change manager. Real Madrid are struggling in the Champions League but are unbeaten and top of La Liga. And while Barca are hot on their tails, club l...more

  • The class of yada yada yada

    Oct 07 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: City 0 - 2 Wolves (02m 20s)  • PART 1b: Liverpool 2 - 1 Leicester (08m 00s) • PART 2a: Brighton 3 - 0 Spurs (11m 30s) • PART 2b: Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham and Palace (19m 50s) • PART 3a: Scotland and Championship news (23m 00s)   • PART 3b: Newcastle 1 - 0 United (25m 30s)  • PART 4a: Norwich 1 - 5 Villa (33m 30s) • PART 4b: Burnley 1- 0 Everton and the rest of the PL weekend (36m 00s)  • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (40m 00s) • PART 6: Phil Nevill...more

  • A freezer full of mince

    Oct 03 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Spurs 2 - 7 Bayern - with Dan Kilpatrick (02m 20s)  • PART 2: Liverpool v Leicester preview (18m 50s) • PART 3a: The Phil Foden dilemma and City v Wolves preview (29m 50s) • PART 3b: Chelsea v Southampton preview (35m 00s) • PART 4a: Newcastle v Man U preview (40m 00s)   • PART 4b: West Ham v Palace and the rest of the PL weekend (43m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (52m 30s) • PART 6: Sam Kelly on the Superclasico; the weekend in Europe and more...more

  • This elephant was not for dying

    Oct 01 2019

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo review the latest from around Europe and examine a Champions League week headlined by Tottenham v Bayern and Barcelona v Inter. The panel look at the varying fortunes of Alexis, Coutinho, Costa and Sylvinho. Plus the mystery of Kasper Dolberg’s watch is solved!     RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Headlines from around Europe (01m 00s) • PART 2: Tottenham v Bayern preview, plus City v Zagreb & Atalanta v Shakhtar (04m 00...more

  • Chased by peacocks as a child

    Sep 30 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Michael Cox the manager  (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: Sheff U 0 - 1 Liverpool (02m 40s) • PART 1c: Everton 1 - 3 City (09m 00s) • PART 2a: Leicester 5 - 0 Newcastle (15m 00s) • PART 2b: Bournemouth 2 - 2 West Ham (20m 30s) • PART 2c: Spurs 2 - 1 Southampton (25m 00s)  • PART 3a: The Yeovil Town ballboy furore (32m 30s) • PART 3b: Wolves 2 - 0 Watford (38m 00s)  • PART 3c: Palace, Chelsea and the rest of the PL weekend (42m 00s) • PART 4: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Pow...more

  • Would autumn happen all the same?

    Sep 26 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: EFL Cup round-up (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: Man U v Arsenal preview (12m 40s) • PART 2b: A bad week for Spurs (17m 10s) • PART 2c: Sheff U - Liverpool preview (22m 00s) • PART 2d: Everton v Man City preview (24m 00s) • PART 3a: Competition time with NowTV (28m 30s)  • PART 3b: Watford v Wolves preview  (30m 00s) • PART 3c: Bournemouth v West Ham preview (34m 30s)  • PART 3d: Leicester v Newcastle preview (36m 00s)  • PART 3e: Chelsea v Brighton and the rest of the PL weekend...more

  • The Apple of football

    Sep 24 2019

    It’s the Totally Football Show European edition as Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Julien Laurens and Raphael Honigstein dissect another huge weekend.   Barcelona lose to Tony Adams’s old club, part of their worst start for a quarter of a century. And there’s another goalkeeping war breaking out between ter Stegen v Neuer. Lewandowski is feeling benevolent at Bayern but are Nagelsmann and Leipzig the real deal? Ramsey and Ribery both score in Serie A. Inter are 100% after winning the Mila...more

  • Death by good taste

    Sep 23 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: City 8 - 0 Watford (02m 00s)  • PART 1b: Chelsea 1 - 2 Liverpool (13m 00s) • PART 1c: On VAR and more (18m 30s) • PART 2a: Leicester 2 - 1 Spurs (25m 30s) • PART 2b: West Ham 2 - 0 United and a tale of three strikers (30m 00s) • PART 3a: Arsenal 3 - 2 Villa (39m 00s)  • PART 3b: Everton 0 - 2 Sheff U (43m 00s)   • PART 4: The rest of the PL weekend (48 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (53m 30s) • PART 6: News from the Europa League, National Leag...more

  • The mysterious fish

    Sep 19 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: General knowledge (hard) quiz questions and mascot chat (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: PSG 3 - 0 Real - with Tom Williams (07m 00s)  • PART 2a: Chelsea 0 - 1 Valencia (15m 20s) • PART 2b: Napoli 2 - 0 Liverpool (21m 00s) • PART 2c: Chelsea v Liverpool preview (24m 50s) • PART 3a: Who is Erling Braut Haaland - with Lee Wingate (28m 00s)  • PART 3b: Other CL headlines (33m 10s)   • PART 4a: City v Watford preview (37m 00s) • PART 4b: Spurs 2 - 2 Olympicaos and Leicester preview (...more

  • They’re not fish, they’re not meat

    Sep 17 2019

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein and Alvaro Romeo review the latest from around Europe and look ahead to the return of the Champions League and Europa League. The gang are joined by Olympiacos manager Pedro Martins ahead of their clash with Spurs in Greece. There’s Dortmund v Barca, Napoli v Liverpool, PSG v Real and our now weekly slice of Mkhitaryan music. Plus domestically, Inter are top while Lopetegui eyes some revenge over Real this weekend.     RUNNING ORDER:   ...more

  • Lie back and think of Steve Bruce

    Sep 16 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Norwich 3 - 2 City - with Ffion Thomas (01m 00s)  • PART 2a: Liverpool 3 - 1 Newcastle (10m 40s) • PART 2b: Wolves 2 - 5 Chelsea (13m 40s) • PART 3a: Spurs 4 - 0 Palace (21m 30s) • PART 3b: United 1 -  0 Leicester (24m 40s) • PART 3c: Watford 2 - 2 Arsenal (27m 00s)    • PART 4a: Bournemouth 3 - 1 Everton (34m 40s) • PART 4b: Sheff U 0 - 1 Saints and the rest of the PL (39m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (41m 40s) • PART 6: WSL, Euro and Champio...more

  • Family members

    Sep 12 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: England 5 - 3 Kosovo (02m 40s)  • PART 1c: A word on Germany’s travails (09m 30s)  • PART 2a: A brief history pod Liverpool v Newcastle - with Simon Bird (14m 00s) • PART 2b: Norwich v City preview (27m 30s) • PART 3a: United v Leicester preview (30m 30s) • PART 3b: Spurs v Palace preview (35m 00s)    • PART 3c: Wolves v Chelsea preview (37m 50s) • PART 4a: The rise and rise of the Cowley brother - with Caroline Barker (41m 00s) • PART 4b: Watford v Arsenal and the res...more

  • The Haaland Globetrotters

    Sep 09 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A whizz through England 4 - 0 Bulgaria  (00m 40s) • PART 1b: Why Kosovo are the biggest story in international football (03m 40s)  • PART 2a: Elsewhere in the Euro qualifiers (08m 00s) • PART 2b: Erling Braut Haaland (16m 30s) • PART 3: Gracia out, QSF back in at Watford - with Mike Parkin (19m 00s) • PART 4: Amazing goals and record crowds at the WSL - with Kait Borsay (25m 30s) • PART 5a: Brazil news and more from the Americas (32m 00s) • PART 5b: The odds with Lee P...more

  • The canine chumming Chilean

    Sep 05 2019

    RUNNING ORDER PART 1 - Transfer noise (01.40) PART 2a - International chat - Germany v Netherlands with a remenisci-package feat. Raf Honigstein and Michiel Jongsma (10.00) PART 2b - England v Bulgaria and favourite Bulgarians (18.20) PART 2c - Home nations round up (23.40) PART 3a - WSL preview (29.50) PART 3b - Owen v Shearer (35.20) PART 4 - The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (38.20)  PART 5a - Flip reverse it: Alexis goes to Man City (40.20) PART 5b - Mail bag Q&A inc Inter's Ultra...more

  • Super replacement

    Sep 03 2019

    It’s the Totally Football Show European edition, with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein scarcely able to believe that Mauro Icardi is now a PSG player. Unbelievable scenes as Juve and Napoli contest a seven-goal thriller in Serie A, but sadly predictable scenes as Romelu Lukaku suffers racist abuse at Cagliari. Atletico lead the way in Spain while Leipzig are out to prove they’re the real deal in Germany. Plus Ligue 1 has become the tightest league in E...more

  • Getting their tummy tickled

    Sep 02 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Airport transfers (00m 40s) • PART 1b: Arsenal 2 - 2 Spurs (05 00s)  • PART 2a: Liverpool and City continue to set the pace (16m 50s) • PART 2b: Everton 3 - 2 Wolves - with Matt Jones (22m 40s) • PART 2c: Leicester 3 - 1 Bournemouth (31m 30s) • PART 3a: Southampton 1 - 1 Man U  (35m 00s) • PART 3b: Chelsea 2 - 2 Sheff U (38m 00)  • PART 4a: The rest of the PL weekend  (42m 10s) • PART 4b: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (45m 40s) • PART 5: WSL, the Old Firm an...more

  • Small personing

    Aug 29 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A Swede in England (00m 40s) • PART 1b: Arsenal v Spurs preview  (03 30s)  • PART 2: Bury are gone, are Bolton next? - with Ashley Brown from the FSA (12m 10s) • PART 3a: Man City v Brighton preview and more on Graham Potter (17m 30s) • PART 3b: Burnley v Liverpool preview (25m 50s) • PART 4a: Saints v United preview (30m 00s) • PART 4b: Newcastle v Watford preview - with a bit of Emma Saunders (35m 00)  • PART 4c: Of Larsson, Limpar and Brolin (37m 30s) • PART 4d: Vil...more

  • We don’t need to translate that

    Aug 27 2019

    A stunning start to Serie A with goals galore and some inspirational stories off the pitch. Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein cast their eye over the weekend. Stepping into the spotlight this week, it’s Griezmann, Choupo-Moting and Guardiola. Not that one. Plus Pedro Pinto joins us to discuss O Clássico, Champions League draws and superstar Joao Felix. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: Serie A round-up: Fiorentina 3-4 Napoli, the Juve bench and Mihajlovic mak...more

  • Putting a cloud in a headlock

    Aug 26 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 3 - 1 Arsenal (02m 20s) • PART 1b: Bournemouth 1 - 3 City (11m 20s)  • PART 2a: United 1 - 2 Palace - with Ed Malyon (14m 00s) • PART 2b: On twitter and racism (24m 50s) • PART 3a: Spurs 0 - 1 Newcastle (27m 30s) • PART 3b: Norwich 2 - 3 Chelsea (35m 50s) • PART 3c: Brighton 0 - 1 Southampton (38m 30s) • PART 4a: Bury and Bolton updates (42m 00s) • PART 4b: Watford 1 - 3 West Ham and the rest of the PL weekend  (43m 30s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee Price from...more

  • British Teletext in Holland

    Aug 22 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Wolves 1 - 1 United  - penalties and shirt numbers (02m 30s) • PART 1b: United v Palace preview (13m 30s)  • PART 1c: Existentialism with Jesse Lingard (15m 10s) • PART 2: Memories of Liverpool v Arsenal (17m 30s) • PART 3: A look ahead to the weekend in Europe (28m 40s) • PART 4a: Watford v West Ham preview (31m 20s) • PART 4b: Spurs v Newcastle preview (32m 30s) • PART 4c: Norwich v Chelsea preview and the rest of the PL weekend (34m 00s) • PART 5: The odds with Lee ...more

  • He’s not a prospect, he’s a reality

    Aug 20 2019

    La Liga and the Bundesliga return in some style as Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein look back at the weekend’s action. Bilbao beat Barca while Bale and Trippier impress for Real and Atleti. Bayern drop points but pick up Coutinho. And Rennes upset PSG with the help of a 16 year old prodigy. Is the Neymar saga getting to everyone? Plus Lee Cattermole’s gone to the Netherlands and Balotelli’s back in Brescia. RUNNING ORDER:    • PART 1: La Liga: Barca fa...more

  • A language that we cannot speak

    Aug 19 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: City 2 - 2 Spurs; KDB and VAR (02m 20s) • PART 1b: Southampton 1 - 2 Liverpool (09m 00s)  • PART 2a: Norwich 3 - 1 Newcastle (12m 50s) • PART 2b: Sheff U 1 - 0 Palace (17m 30s) • PART 3a: Chelsea v Leicester (22m 10s) • PART 3b: Arsenal 2 -1 Burnley (27m 00s) • PART 4a: Brighton 1 - 1 West Ham (34m 30s) • PART 4b: The rest of the PL (38m 00s) • PART 5a: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (45m 20s) • PART 5b: Countinho, Neymar and Euro news (47m 10s) WE’VE GOT A N...more

  • Even their own mother can’t tell them apart

    Aug 15 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool beat Chelsea in the Super Cup (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Chelsea v Leicester and Southampton v Liverpool previews (07m 00s)  • PART 2a: City v Spurs preview (11m 30s) • PART 2b: Wolves v Man U preview (15m 20s) • PART 3a: Burnley v Arsenal preview (21m 00s) • PART 3b: The rest of the PL weekend (26m 00s) • PART 4a: The odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (35m 30s) • PART 4b: Celtic out of the CL, a new offside rule, and more (37m 30s) WE’VE GOT A NEW WEBSITE! chec...more

  • In a gold cupboard

    Aug 13 2019

    Another European edition of the Totally Football Show, as James Richardson is joined once again by Julien Laurens, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and James Horncastle. Ligue 1 is back underway and it’s a shocking start for AVB at Marseille and another red card for Fabregas at Monaco. How much longer will Neymar be a part of French football and where is he going? Romelu Lukaku’s going to Inter Milan, while Juventus are trying and failing to sell Paulo Dybala. The Bundesliga and La Liga return t...more

  • Chaos theory

    Aug 12 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Opening Andy Murray’s post (00m 40s) • PART 1b: United 4 - 0 Chelsea (03m 10s)  • PART 2a: Liverpool 4 - 1 Norwich (11m 10s)  • PART 2b: West Ham 0 - 5 City (17m 00s) • PART 3a: Bury, Bolton and more - with Nick Miller (21m 30s) • PART 3b: Watford 0 - 3 Brighton and staring at seagulls (26m 00s) • PART 3c: Spurs 3 - 1 Vila (33m 10s) • PART 3d: Newcastle 0 - 1 Arsenal (38m 20s) • PART 4a: Burnley 3 - 0 Southampton - with added Burnley hip hop (41m 20s) • PART 4b: The re...more

  • Football hurts

    Aug 08 2019

    RUNNING ORDER:    PART 1 – Transfers on deadline day (03m 00s) PART 2 – Wolves lovin' (12m 15s)  PART 3 – Who's tipped to topple the top six (22m 15s) PART 4a – Promoted teams (30m 27s) PART 4b – Relegation candidates (39m 55s) PART 5 - Paddy Power odds (50m 33s) PART 6 - Mailbag(52m 13s) TFS LIVE AT THE SOUTHBANK CENTRE - MON 30 SEPT 2019: Get your tickets now! (https://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on/136322-totally-football-show-live-james-richardson-2019) GET IN TOUCH: • follow us on Insta