Podcast

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

James Richardson and the Totally Football Show team are here twice a week to tell you everything you need to know about the Premier League and beyond for the 2018-19 season

Episodes

  • More common than potato and pasta

    Mar 21 2019

    Jimbo lines up alongside Julien Laurens, Duncan Alexander and James Horncastle to talk Euro 2020 qualifiers, while Simon Kuper tells us about Holland’s rejuvenation. Plus: dinner with Mick McCarthy and what would have happened if Dion Dublin hadn’t suffered a broken leg in 1992? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A Euro 2020 explainer (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Rice and riches up front England v Czech Republic preview (04m 00s)  • PART 2a: Scotland, Wales, NI news and dinner with Mick McCarthy (13m 40s) ...more

  • Fading out of the photograph

    Mar 18 2019

    Jimbo has Daniel Storey, Michael Cox and Ian Irving on board to talk FA Cup and Champions League draw. Plus, naughty Q words, tales of wind, and what would have happened if Gazza never made that tackle on Gary Charles in 1991 RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Swansea 2 - 3 City and the Q word (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Brighton come good at the Den (09m 10s)  • PART 1c: Wolves and Watford set up their semi (10m 50s) • PART 2a: Cycling and Football League news (19m 50s)  • PART 2b: Champions League QFs ...more

  • An ideal farmhand

    Mar 14 2019

    Jimbo’s joined by Julien Laurens, Daniel Storey and Jack Lang to dissect more Premier League success in the Champions League. Plus, Rafa Honigstein on a potential Neu Gotterdammerung; Alvaro Romeo on Zidane turning up again at Real; and the first iteration of One Game to Replay  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Four PL sides in CL last 8 (00m 40s) • PART 1b: Bayern 1 - 3 Liverpool - with Rafa Honigstein (05m 00s)  • PART 1c: Juve 3 - 0 Atletico Madrid (14m 50s) • PART 2a: Barcelona 5 - 1 Lyon and...more

  • Yin and yang

    Mar 11 2019

    Jimbo has Michael Cox, Tom Williams and James Horncastle in the pod to look back on a weekend of dodgy non-VAR goals and pitch invaders. Plus: Liverpool head to Bayern; Ranieri returns to Rome; and Dion Dublin days with Jason Statham RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: City 3 - 1 Watford (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Liverpool 4 - 2 Burnley (05m 00s)  • PART 1c: Rafa Honigstein on Bayern v Liverpool and City v Schalke (09m 40s) • PART 2a: Barcelona v Lyon preview (16m 30s)  • PART 2b: Juve v Atletico Madrid...more

  • Les Miserables

    Mar 07 2019

    Jimbo has Natalie Gedra, James Horncastle and Tom Williams in the studio and Julien Laurens, Michiel Jongsma and Alvaro Romeo on the line to talk PSG v United, Real v Ajax and a truly amazing midweek in the Champions League. Plus: beard implants; sausage trains; and the Lionesses roar again RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: So United, so PSG - with a very sad Julien Laurens (03m 20s) • PART 2a: Ajax humble Real - with added Michiel Jongsma and Alvaro Romeo (13m 00s)  • PART 2b: Spurs and Porto also ...more

  • The ‘Try Your Hardest, Lads’ Cup

    Mar 04 2019

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Michael Cox and Sasha Goryunov review the weekend’s derbies and how they impact upon the the race for the title and top four. Plus, pontifications on the expected assists, Ji-Dong Won’s second act, and a new name for the SheBelieves Cup RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Klopp blows the Merseyside derby (02m 00s) • PART 1b: City roll on - but at what cost (08m 30s)  • PART 2: The North London derby (15m 40s) • PART 3a: United 3 - 2 Saints and a look ahead to PSG (25m 40s)  • ...more

  • Karmatic payback

    Feb 28 2019

    Jimbo has James Horncastle, Lynsey Hooper, and Duncan Alexander in to discuss all the midweek news including the repercussions on Kepa, Brendan Rodgers to Leicester, and a shout for goal of the season. Plus: a look ahead to the weekend in Europe, the SheBelieves Cup, and what exactly makes a pointless stat.  RUNNING ORDER:  PART 1a: Leicester hire Rodgers (01m 30s) PART 2a: Liverpool's 5 star performance over Watford and City keep the pressure on (06m 40s) PART 2b: Not so hapless Hu...more

  • Brexit…Rodgers leaves for Leicester

    Feb 27 2019

    The Totally Scottish Football Show invades the Totally Football Show for a special episode. In the space of one crazy Tuesday, Brendan Rodgers walks away from Celtic for Leicester. And consigliere Neil Lennon returns to the managerial hot seat at Celtic Park. Our regular Scottish trio of Andrew Slaven, JJ Bull from the Telegraph and Laura Brannan from COPA90 are in the studio to discuss a huge story in British football. Although the digital Jim Leighton is sadly unable to join us. With Celtic ...more

  • Catering options

    Feb 25 2019

    Jimbo’s back and he’s got Daniel Storey, Michael Cox and Carl Anka for company to give scrutiny to Kepa’s act of Wembley mutiny.  Plus: a Phyrric draw at Old Trafford; Whisperin’ Claude Puel-ed off at Leicester; counting with Almiron  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Kepa, Sarri and a cup final (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Chelsea v Spurs preview, transfer bans and Burnley’s unbeaten run (11m 50s)  • PART 2a: United 0 - 0 Liverpool and the most Phyrric of stalemates (19m 10s) • PART 2b: More love for Wat...more

  • The last hurrah?

    Feb 21 2019

    Lynsey Hooper is joined by Pat Nevin, Daniel Storey and Alvaro Romeo to look back on all things Champions League. Plus, Liverpool head to United, and Sarri’s likely Wembley swan song RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 0 - 0 Bayern (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Schalke 2 - 3 City - comebacks, character and controVARsy (10m 30s)  • PART 2a: Atletico 2 - 0 Juve (16m 20s) • PART 2b: Another blank for Barca - and why Luis Suarez is past it (22m 20s)  • PART 3a: Misadventures in Sarriball (26m 30s) • ...more

  • A canary in the coal mine

    Feb 18 2019

    Lynsey Hooper’s holding the fort and she's got James Horncastle, Daniel Storey and Michael Cox for company to seek answers from the fifth round of the FA Cup and preview Liverpool v Bayern in the Champions League. Plus, another red card for Ramos; Arsenal on the brink against BATE; and a cricket score in Serie C RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Wolves, Watford and Palace all progress (01m 00s) • PART 1b: The curious case of Phil Foden (11m 10s)  • PART 1c: Millwall’s astonishing FA Cup record,...more

  • Left for dust

    Feb 14 2019

    Jimbo’s joined by his three amigos Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to look back on great wins for Spurs and PSG in the Champions League. Plus: FA Cup previews; a salute to Gordon Banks; and the Icardi derby RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Spurs 3- 0 Dortmund (01m 00s) • PART 2: Man U 0 - 2 PSG (13m 00s)  • PART 2b: Dirty Leeds announcement, Dirty Ramos analysis, and Roma 2 - 1 Porto (27m 10s) • PART 3a: A salute to Gordon Banks (37m 00s)  • PART 3b: Chelsea v United in the F...more

  • Awkward

    Feb 11 2019

    Jimbo’s joined by Matt Davies-Adams, Michael Cox and Ian Irving to gawp at City’s annihilation of Chelsea, gasp at the United’s prospects against PSG, and gather round to learn the German for 'lackadaisical'  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: City 6 - 0 Chelsea (01m 00s) • PART 2a: Liverpool 3 - 0 Bournemouth Spurs (15m 1 0s)  • PART 2b: Spurs 3 - 1 Leicester (18m 00s) • PART 2c: Spurs v Dortmund preview - with Rafa Honigstein (19m 50s)  • PART 3a: Man U v PSG preview (25m 00s) • PART 3b:...more

  • Shape damage

    Feb 07 2019

    Jimbo has Emma Saunders, Duncan Alexander and James Horncastle on board to discuss the jitters and jiggling at the top of the Premier League. Plus, Marco Silva returns to Vicarage Road; the DryWorld Cup; and tales from the French 6th division RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: City back on top - and who’ll be third in the two horse race? (01m 00s) • PART 2a: City v Chelsea, Liverpool v Bournemouth and Spurs v Leicester previews (10m 30s)  • PART 2b: The race for the Top 4 (20m 30s) • PART 2c: A word...more

  • Pigs’ ears and divinity

    Feb 04 2019

    Jimbo has Matt Davies-Adams, Michael Cox and Daniel Storey in the pod to talk early Agüero goals, black cats, the ‘It Was Only Huddersfield’ caveat and Qatar win the Asian Cup.  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Lessons from the weekend and favourite footballing animals (00m 40s) • PART 1b: Arsenal 1 - 3 City (02m 50s)  • PART 1c: Everton 1 - 3 Wolves (12m 30s) • PART 2a: Poch time, Son and the highest form of flattery (20m 10s)  • PART 2b: Chelsea 5 - 0 Huddersfield (23m 20s) • PART 2c: The OGS...more

  • The art of the (transfer) deal

    Feb 01 2019

    Rafa Honigstein speaks to sports lawyer Daniel Geey about the hows, whys, ins and outs of transfers and players' contracts. Daniel's new book Done Deal: An Insider's Guide to Football Contracts, Multi-Million Pound Transfers and Premier League Big Business is out now

  • Sarcastic spit

    Jan 31 2019

    Jimbo’s accompanied by Julien Laurens, Duncan Alexander and James Horncastle look back on a stunningly good midweek in the Premier League and around Europe. Plus: nerviness, sarcasm and spitting RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Newcastle 2 - 1 City (01 50s) • PART 1b: Liverpool 1 - 1 Leicester, with West Ham to come (06m 30s)  • PART 2a: City v Arsenal preview (13m 10s) • PART 2b: Bournemouth 4 - 0 Chelsea and the unravelling of Sarri (15m 20s)  • PART 2c: 再见 to Fellaini and Ola to Almiron - wit...more

  • Running diagonally

    Jan 28 2019

    Jimbo has Daniel Storey, David Preece and Michael Cox in the pod to relive the highs and lows of the FA Cup fourth round and peer ahead to a full midweek round in the Premier League. Plus: poor grammar, saucy tweets, and bulging biceps RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: United knock out Arsenal (02m 40s) • PART 1b: AFC Wimbledon 4 - 2 West Ham (09m 00s) • PART 2a: Shews 2 - 2 Wolves (13m 20s) • PART 2b: Millwall 3 - 2 Everton - VAR and unsavoury scenes (19m 10s) • PART 3: Palace pile on the misery ...more

  • Transporter bridges and the Whyteleafe curse

    Jan 24 2019

    Jimbo’s joined by Tom Williams, Daniel Storey and James Horncastle to talk FA Cup curses, civil engineering, the best run club in the Premier League and all the news from around Europe (well, mostly France) RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Emiliano Sala (00m 50s)
 • PART 2a: Arsenal v United preview and memories of PJ and Duncan (03m 20s) • PART 2b: Palace v Spurs preview (12m 00s) • PART 3a: The Wham Stadium, transport bridges and giant killings (18m 30s) • PART 3b: City v Burnley, Newcastle v W...more

  • Get a room

    Jan 21 2019

    Jimbo has Michael Cox, Sasha Goryunov and Natalie Gedra (ESPN Brazil) to discuss Chelsea’s implosion amongst a goal-tastic weekend in the Premier League. Plus, billiards in Russia, horseback wrestling in Kyrgyzstan, and another job ends in tears for Sven RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Fulham 1 - 2 Spurs (02m 00s) 
• PART 1b: Arsenal 2 - 0 Chelsea and Sarri loses it (07m 50s) • PART 2a: Championship round-up (21m 00s) • PART 2b: Newcastle 3 - 0 Cardiff and the relegation battle (22m 30s) • PART...more

  • Fresh trousers

    Jan 17 2019

    Jimbo’s joined by Duncan Alexander, Emma Saunders and Matt Davies-Adams to talk Bielsa’s mega PowerPoint presentation and look ahead to Chelsea v Arsenal and the rest of the Premier League weekend. Plus, failed aspirations; second (half of) season syndrome; and Higuain heads to Stamford Bridge RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal v Chelsea preview with added James Horncastle on Higuain (01m 50s) 
• PART 1b: Fulham v Spurs preview (10m 30s) • PART 1c: Man U v Brighton preview (16m 00s) • PART ...more

  • Quiet. Too quiet

    Jan 14 2019

    Jimbo’s got Michael Cox, Daniel Storey and Ian Irving on board to talk about a great De Gea day for United at Wembley; a new level of punditry from Rio Ferdinand and Richard Keys; and a wonderful weekend for own goals RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Spurs 0 - 1 United with a bit of added David Preece (01m 20s) • PART 2a: West Ham 1 - 0 Arsenal (15m 40s) • PART 2b: Of Mike Ashley, Rio and Keysy and Chelsea 2 - 1 Newcastle (20m 40s) • PART 3a: A quick European round-up (35m 00s) • PART 3b: Burnley...more

  • Medium rare

    Jan 10 2019

    Jimbo welcomes Rafa Honigstein, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams to the pod to talk nine goal hauls, VAR, Salt Bae, God’s will and a weekend of relegation six pointers   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: City 9 - 0 Burton and a vulgar display of power (01m 00s)  • PART 1b: Spurs 1 - 0 Chelsea - blah blah VAR (06m 00s) • PART 2a: Spurs v Man U preview with added Salt Bae (17m 20s) • PART 2b: West Ham v Arsenal preview with added Aaron Ramsay to Juve chat (22m 30s) • PART 3a: A word on Bolton (28m 20...more

  • Failing upwards

    Jan 07 2019

    Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Michael Cox and Jack Lang to talk FA Cup shocks, sweary commentators, HG Wells and what Peter Crouch has in common with Michelle Obama RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: FA Cup review 1 - Newport, Oldham and a big day out in Woking (01m 10s)  • PART 2: FA Cup review 2 - VAR, Barnet and an angry Neil Warnock (13m 30s) • PART 3: Transfer news and a La Liga round-up (27m 20s) • PART 4a: League Cup semi-final previews (34m 00s) • PART 4b: Adios, Cesc Fabregas (37m 30s)...more

  • Interspecies romance

    Jan 04 2019

    Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Lynsey Hooper, Sasha Goryunov and Tom Williams to fine margins and other wisdom from City’s victory over Liverpool. Plus, Pulisic heads to Chelsea and other transfer tales; the magic of the (French) Cup; and having a bit of Me Time
 RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Lessons learned from City 2 - 1 Liverpool (1m 30s)  • PART 2a: Pulisic heads to Chelsea - with Rafa Honigstein (15m 00s) • PART 2b: Ramsay, Cesc and other transfer news (23m 10s) • PART 3a: Chelsea, ...more

  • Old Norse

    Dec 31 2018

    Jimbo has Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Matt Davies-Adams in for the final pod of the year, talking Liverpool, City, Liverpool-City and Shkodran Mustafi’s New Year’s Eve eve. Plus, our stars, flops, surprises and moments of the season so far RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: This does not slip? (0m 40s)  • PART 1b: Liverpool 5 - 1 Arsenal (03m 20s) • PART 2a: City v Liverpool preview (11 00s) • PART 2b: Of Cardiff and Spurs (17m 00s) • PART 2c: Fulham and Kamara shoots himself in the foot (24...more

  • Rogue One

    Dec 28 2018

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Rafa Honigstein and Carl Anka are here to catch up with the past seven days at the top and bottom of the Premier League and around Europe. Are Tottenham now Liverpool’s main rival for the title? Plus, Eddie Howe’s home decor; the best diver in the game; and the return of Prince Albert RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: A three-way title tussle at the top with City wobbling (02m 40s) • PART 1b: Can Spurs go the distance - with Kayvan Moghaddassi from Oh When the Spurs podcast ...more

  • A Roy of the Rovers special!

    Dec 24 2018

    Iain Macintosh is joined by Football 365's John Nicholson and new Roy of the Rovers writers Tom Palmer and Rob Williams to talk about 60+ years of Roy Race and Melchester Rovers and the character's amazing new reboot  Find out more at royoftheroversofficial.com

  • A soothing balm

    Dec 20 2018

    Jimbo has Emma Saunders, Jack Lang and Lynsey Hooper to keep him company on our final show before Christmas as we discuss the new regime at Old Trafford, look ahead to the weekend’s fixtures at the top and bottom of the Premier League, and bemoan the escalating price of Freddos  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Solksjaer in at United (01m 00s) • PART 2a: Burton face City in the League Cup semis (11m 30s)
 • PART 2b: Spurs 2 - 0 Arsenal - and why would Poch want to leave? (14m 20s) • PART 3a: Wo...more

  • Heaven knowns Mou’s miserable now

    Dec 18 2018

    The deed has been done - Manchester United have sacked Jose Mourinho. Has he become an angry self-parody living in the past? And what’s next for the once-Special One and, indeed, United? Jimbo, Rory Smith, Tom Williams, Ian Irving, Carl Anka and Iain Macintosh give their thoughts RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: The latest from Carrington - with Ian Irving (01m 40s) • PART 1b: Was Mou the problem or the scapegoat? (04m 40s) • PART 1c: How good should United’s squad be Champions League Last 16 (23m...more

  • Minstrels and Opal Fruits

    Dec 17 2018

    Jimbo has Michael Cox, Daniel Storey and Natalie Gedra for the ride to discuss Liverpool’s return to the top and United’s race to the bottom. Plus: the Alpine Klopp makes his mark; the Champions League draw; and Christmas jumpers in Brazil RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 3 - 1 United (02m 20s) • PART 2: City 3 - 1 Everton (15m 20s) • PART 3a: Champions League Last 16 (23m 20s) • PART 3b: Southampton 3 - 2 Arsenal (28m 30s) • PART 4a: The Snodgrass redemption (34m 30s) • PART 4b: Palac...more

  • Craig David and the drummer from Coldplay

    Dec 13 2018

    Jimbo lines up alongside Pat Nevin, Jame Horncastle and Alvaro Romeo to talk Champions League, Liverpool-United, drumsticks and plastic pitches RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 1 - 0 Napoli (02m 10s) • PART 1b: Liverpool v Man U preview (10m 40s) • PART 2a: Spurs do the business in Barcelona (15m 50s) • PART 2b: More CL headlines (20m 30s) • PART 3a: City v Everton preview (33m 00s) • PART 3b: Spurs v Burnley; Brighton v Chelsea; Southampton v Arsenal previews (40m 50s)  • PART 4: Fu...more

  • This does not slip

    Dec 10 2018

    Jimbo has Ian Irving, Sasha Goryunov and Michael Cox to analyse Liverpool overtaking City at the top of the Premier League. Plus, Alvaro Romeo on Tottenham’s trip to Barcelona; the Copa Liberatodores; and playing too much Fortnite RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool hit top spot (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Chelsea 2 - 0 City (09m 40s) • PART 2a: A quick word on Arsenal (22m 30s) 
• PART 2b: Barcelona v Tottenham preview - with Alvaro Romeo (25m 30s) • PART 2c: Liverpool v Napoli preview - with J...more

  • Better from the waist down

    Dec 06 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, David Preece and Tom Williams to round up the Premier League's midweek games and look ahead to Chelsea v City et al. Plus: the lowdown on Ralph Hasenhüttl; Alisson v Ederson; and Monaco or bust RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: An odd edition of Man U v Arsenal (02m 10s) • PART 2a: Fulham 1 - 1 Leicester - and United v Fulham preview (09m 30s) • PART 2b: Much love for Wolves as Chelsea flounder… (13m 50s)
 • PART 2c: …with City next (20m 30s) • PART 2d: B...more

  • Otherworldly

    Dec 03 2018

    Jimbo has Michael Cox, Daniel Storey and Carl Anka for company to look back on Divock Origi’s extraordinary late winner and Arsenal’s 4-2 win in the North London derby. Plus, the end of the road for Mark Hughes and a new Intertoto Cup! RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Liverpool 1 - 0 Everton (01m 40s) • PART 1b: Arsenal 4 - 2 Spurs (07m 10s) • PART 2a: Adios, Mark Hughes (17m 00s) • PART 2b: Southampton 2 - 2 Man United (21m 00s) • PART 3a: Cardiff 2 - 1 Wolves, Chelsea 2 - 0 Fulham (28m 50s) • ...more

  • 92 million babies and rising

    Nov 29 2018

    Jimbo lines up alongside Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Julien Laurens to divine lessons from the Champions League and look ahead to a weekend of derbies in the Premier League. Plus, a brief history of 5-5 draws; crunch time in MLS; and the ballad of Bedford Jezzard, RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: PSG 2 - 1 Liverpool (02m 20s) • PART 1b: Spurs 1 - 0 Inter (10m 10s) • PART 2a: United qualify…just - and the greatest Lukaku stat you’ll ever hear (15m 30s) • PART 2b: Lyon outplay City…again - a...more

  • La final del mundo

    Nov 26 2018

    Jimbo has Daniel Storey, Ian Irving and Matt Davies-Adams in the studio and Rory Smith on the line from Buenos Aires to look back on the football that did happen in the Premier League and the football that didn’t happen in Argentina.  Plus: much love for MoPo, Liverpool head to Paris, and tales from the Everton cafeteria RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Spurs 3 - 1 Chelsea (01m 30s) • PART 2a: City in Lyon and Liverpool head to Paris - with Julien Laurens (15m 40s) • PART 2b: Watford 0 - 3 Liverpoo...more

  • The wind of change

    Nov 22 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Emma Saunders and James Horncastle to wave goodbye to the Nations League and say shalom to the Premier League.  Plus, rebranding Watford; footballers’ film and TV cameos; and the science of rock-paper-scissors RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Germany 2 - 2 Holland; Scotland do the do; and waving goodbye to the Nations League (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Spurs v Chelsea and West Ham v City previews (14m 00s) • PART 2b: Watford Liverpool preview (22m 50s) • PART 3: Ranier...more

  • That looming bonce

    Nov 19 2018

    Jimbo, Julien Laurens, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams break down England’s (heroic) progress and the other stories from the Nations League. Plus, lucky bottoms, Jilly Cooper and footballers in films RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: England 2 - 1 Croatia and all the hail the Nations League (2m 30s)
 • PART 2a: Belgium 2 - 5 Switzerland (11m 10s) • PART 2b: The Dutch bounce back as Germany are relegated (16m 40s) • PART 3a: Scotland still in the mix - with Andrew Slaven (23m 50s) • PART 3b: Denmar...more

  • Wise after the event

    Nov 15 2018

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, ESPN's Natalie Gedra and Matt Davies-Adams discuss Claudio Ranieri’s arrival at Fulham. Plus: the Nations League, golden goodbyes and bad Brazilians  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Tales from the Opta Joe quiz (0m 40s) 
• PART 1b: Ranieri in at Fulham - with added Jonathan Northcroft (03m 20s) • PART 2a: All change at Premier League HQ (15m 10s) • PART 2b: The return of the Nations League and Brazil head to Milton Keynes (19m 00s)   • PART 2c: Re-evaluating Rooney;...more

  • Pumped

    Nov 12 2018

    Jimbo has Daniel Storey, Kelly Cates and Julien Laurens on board to recap City’s squash match with United and rest of the Premier League and European weekend. Plus, Rafa Honigstein on Der Klassiker, Sam Kelly on the Superclásico, and Cobi Jones on England v USA RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: City 3 - 1 United (02m 10s) • PART 2a: Liverpool and Chelsea keep up the pace (13m 00s) • PART 2b: Arsenal get lucky against Wolves (17m 00s)   • PART 3: Der Klassiker - with Rafa Honigstein (19m 40s)
 • PA...more

  • Vindication

    Nov 08 2018

    Jimbo welcomes Pat Nevin, James Horncastle and Tom Williams to the pod to talk about United’s Fellaini-inspired comeback in Turin and the rest of the Champions League. Plus, Liverpool’s lost spark; Fulham at rock bottom; and non league nominative determinism  RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Juve 1 - 2 United - Mou’s got his mojo back (02m 30s) • PART 2a: Of City, derbies and dodgy penalties (14m 00s) • PART 2b: Red Star 2 - 0 Liverpool (22m 20s)   • PART 3: The rest of the CL headlines (30m 40s)...more

  • Definite imperfections

    Nov 05 2018

    Jimbo is accompanied by Melissa Reddy, Sasha Goryunov and Benji Lanyado to discuss City being a class apart; West Ham turning the corner (again); the most talented 14-year-old in Paraguay; and the Uncle Jeff co-efficient    RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal 1 - Liverpool (01m 40s) • PART 1b: City 6 - 1 Saints (11m 00s) • PART 1c: Chelsea 3 - 1 Palace and Spurs 3 - 2 Wolves (15m 00s)   • PART 2a: European Super League and CL chat (18m 30s)
 • PART 2b: Spurs’ must-win clash with PSV (26m 10...more

  • A long, dark teatime of the soul

    Nov 01 2018

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, James Horncastle and Matt Davies-Adams talk own goals, fights and flying coins in the wide world of football, from the Carabao Cup to the Copa Libertadores and everything in between. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Chelsea 3 - 2 Derby (01m 30s) • PART 1b: A glass half empty reading of the station at Spurs (10m 20s) • PART 2a: City v Saints preview (22m 20s) • PART 2b: Arsenal v Liverpool and Chelsea v Palace previews (26m 00s)
 • PART 3a: Euro round-up - shenanigans in Scot...more

  • Introducing: The Totally Football Show - American Edition

    Oct 30 2018

    Cobi Jones and the team discuss all the action from MLS decision day and look ahead to the first round of play-offs. With Canadian national player, Lauren Sesselmann, VBFC's Tim Walsh and City Of Angels FC's PJ Harrison. If you like what you hear, search and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Audioboom and everywhere else you get your audio on demand

  • Tragedy at Leicester

    Oct 29 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Jack Lang, Alvaro Romeo and Jonathan Northcroft to reflect on the tragic events at Leicester. Plus, Barca rule the Clasico; the Ross Barkley renaissance; and LA Galaxy miss out on the playoffs RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Remembering Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha - with Jonathan Northcroft (00m 40s) • PART 2: El Clasico review - tactics, morse code, etymology and more (05m 30s) • PART 3a: Burnley 0 - 4 Chelsea - the rise of Ross Barkley (21m 40s) • PART 3b: Man U 1 - ...more

  • The missing ingredient is love

    Oct 25 2018

    Jimbo, Julien Laurens, Carl Anka and Duncan Alexander reflect on the lessons learned from the Champions League. Plus, the beginning of the end for Spurs; Graham Hunter on El Clasico; and Decision Day in MLS RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: CL takeaways (01m 50s) • PART 1b: A bad night for Hugo Lloris (13m 30s) • PART 2: Man U v Juventus - 1-0 drubbing, so what next? (16m 10s)   • PART 3a: Spurs v City preview (25m 50s) 
• PART 3b: Liverpool v Cardiff preview - finally, Fabinho? (30m 00s) • PART...more

  • The tactics of a poisonous snake

    Oct 22 2018

    Jimbo, Rafa Honigstein, Daniel Storey, Michael Cox and Ian Irving dissect the Premier League weekend and look ahead to a crucial weekend in the Champions League for Man United and Spurs. Plus: Real on the rocks and Messi in a sling; Cobi Jones on the MLS playoff picture; and inside Sir Alex Ferguson’s en-suite bathroom RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Chelsea 2 - 2 United (2m 00s) • PART 1b: United v Juventus preview (10m 40s) • PART 2a: City 5 - 0 Burnley (14m 20s)   • PART 2b: Liverpool grind...more

  • In and around

    Oct 18 2018

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Emma Saunders and Tom Williams look back on England’s amazing night in Spain. Plus, why Gibraltar are better than Germany on current form; a bottom o’ the table clash between Cardiff and Fulham; and will it be Mou’s last stand as United head to Chelsea? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Spain 2 - 3 England - with added montage! (00m 40s) • PART 1b: Contrasting fortunes for Gibraltar and Germany (11m 40s) • PART 1c: Wales in the driving seat (14m 40s) • PART 2a: Chelsea v Ma...more

  • Jean Claude Dundee

    Oct 15 2018

    Jimbo has Rafa Honigstein, Jack Lang and Daniel Storey in the pod to round up all things Nations League. Plus, Julien Laurens on Monaco’s appointment of Thierry Henry; Andrew Slaven on Scotland’s woes; and how to work out your Dutch fullback name. Plus, our tribute to Peter Brackley RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: A tribute to Peter Brackley (00m 40s) • PART 2a: Nations League round-up and England analysis (02m 30s) • PART 2b: More NL and Scottish woe - with Andrew Slaven (12m 40s) • PART 3: Holla...more

  • Merry on astrolager

    Oct 11 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Sunday Times football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft, David Preece and Matt Davies-Adams to look ahead to England’s double-header with Croatia and Spain and the rest of the Nations League. Plus, World Cup memories, darts with Dele All, and Aston Villa’s new managerial dream team RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: World Cup questions, World Cup memories (02m 30s) • PART 1b: England v Croatia preview - Mason Mount, Sancho and co (06m 30s) • PART 2a: Wales, Ireland, Scotland, No...more

  • Very Friedrich the Great

    Oct 08 2018

    Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Daniel Storey and Sasha Goryunov to talk about the tightest title race in Europe (that’ll be the Premier League, folks). Plus, the rebirth of Ross Barkley; the decline of Wes Morgan; and tales from Russian amateur leagues RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Fulham 1 - 5 Arsenal (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Saints 0 - 3 Chelsea - a military historical reading (09m 30s) • PART 1c: Liverpool 0 - 0 Man City preview (13m 30s) • PART 2: Man U 3 - 2 Newcastle (19m 00s)
 • PART 3: The re...more

  • Iron fists and glass bottles

    Oct 04 2018

    Jimbo has Pat Nevin, Lynsey Hooper (The Offside Rule podcast) and James Horncastle on board to talk Champions League and cabbages, and to look ahead to Liverpool v City.  Plus: Grace Jones, model railways and under fire at the Azteca  
RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Messi magic as Barca swot aside Spurs - with Daniel Storey (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Napoli 1 - 0 Liverpool (13m 00s) • PART 1c: Liverpool v Man City preview (18m 50s)   • PART 2a: More CL news (21m 10s)
 • PART 2b: Man U teetering on t...more

  • A tactical dirty protest

    Oct 01 2018

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Matt Davies-Adams and Michael Cox wax lyrical about Liverpool’s draw with Chelsea and mull over Mou’s self-sabotage. Plus, Champions League, WSL, the artists formerly known as Videoton 
RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Chelsea 1 - 1 Liverpool (02m 00s) • PART 1b: City, Spurs, Arsenal and mistaken identities (10m 50s) • PART 2a: West Ham 3 - 1 Man United and Mou’s dirty protest (15m 30s)   • PART 2b: Can Valencia do a Sevilla? - with Alvaro Romeo (25m 00s)
 • PART 2c: Tota...more

  • A luxury Ricky Van Wolfswinkel

    Sep 27 2018

    Jimbo has Duncan Alexander, Michael Cox and Tom Williams in the studio and Rory Smith on the line to discuss Man United’s odd couple, Mourinho and Pogba. Plus: Liverpool and Chelsea tango again, the greatest banger of 2003, and rethinking Jurassic Park 
RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Derby defeat United (03m 20s) • PART 1b: The odd couple, Mou and Pog - with Rory Smith (09m 50s) • PART 1c: West Ham v United preview (13m 00s) • PART 2: Liverpool v Chelsea I and II (19m 40s)   • PART 3: Phil Fod...more

  • Filial pride

    Sep 24 2018

    Jimbo, Rafa Honigstein, Melissa Reddy, Michael Cox and Adam Bate talk Liverpool, Chelsea (and Liverpool v Chelsea), the Bundesliga in flux and Watford being worthy of the hype 
RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 3 - 0 Saints (02m 40s) • PART 1b: West Ham 0 - 0 Chelsea (08m 40s) • PART 2: United 1 - 1 Wolves (13m 30s) • PART 3a: Scottish and German news (22m 00s)   • PART 3b: Burnley - the great entertainers (31m 20s)
 • PART 3c: Cardiff 0 - 5 City (32m 50s) 
• PART 4: Some splendid vol...more

  • Guess who's coming to dinner

    Sep 20 2018

    Jimbo is flanked by James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Duncan Alexander as they muse on the mixed Champions League openers for Liverpool, Spurs and City.  Plus, West Ham on the up, and more reasons to love N’Golo Kante (and Glenn Murray) RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool 3-2 PSG (03m 00s) • PART 1b: City 1 - 2 Lyon (09m 30s) • PART 1c: Inter 2 - 1 Spurs - what’s gone wrong at Tottenham? (14m 30s) • PART 2a: “Killing skill in this country” (22m 00s)   • PART 2b: Juve, Man U, Barcelona ...more

  • Stressing the second syllable

    Sep 17 2018

    Jimbo has Daniel Storey, Sasha Goryunov and Ian Irving for company as they talk Premier League, Champions League, Young Boys and old ladies 
RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Chelsea’s title challenge (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Tottenham 1 - 2 Liverpool; PSG head to Anfield and Spurs at San Siro (07m 00s) • PART 2: Hammer time! Everton 1 - 3 West Ham (17m 00s) • PART 3a: Man U head to the Vicarage before a meeting with Young Boys (25m 50s)   • PART 3b: Ronaldo breaks his Juve duck and Douglas Costa goe...more

  • Shouting at the clouds

    Sep 13 2018

    Jimbo is partnered by Jack Lang, James Horncastle and Dr Tom Markham to wrap up the international break and look ahead to Liverpool v Spurs, Watford v Man U and the return of the Premier League. Plus, George Weah and son; Maradona’s latest gig; and the best songs about footballers committed to record 
RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: International round-up, with England, Spain, Scotland, Italy (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Irish troubles on and off the pitch - with Joe’s Dion Fanning from Joe (07m 30s) • PA...more

  • Put the church in the centre of the village

    Sep 10 2018

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams give a thumbs up to the start of the Nations League. Plus, John Terry heads to Moscow and a crash course in Comoros  
RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: All hail the Nations League (01m 00s) • PART 2a: England 1 - 2 Spain (06m 30s) • PART 2b: Switzerland up next for England - with Oliver Zesiger (15m 00s) • PART 3: Welsh highs and lows; Ireland out of time; and Scotland on the rocks (18m 50s)  
 • PART 4a: France, Vegedream and more (26m 30s) 
• ...more

  • Scarcity rather than abundance

    Sep 06 2018

    Jimbo, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and James Horncastle look ahead to the opening games in the the Nations League. Plus, Danish YouTubers, an MLS update and has (that) Ronaldo bitten off more than even he can chew?
 
RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: The Nations League explained…sort of (01m 00s) • PART 2: England v Spain preview (05m 00s) • PART 3a: Denmark’s futsal team (11m 40s) • PART 3b: Germany v France preview (19m 00s)  
• PART 4a: MLS update with George Qureshi (24m 20s) 
• PART 4b: You...more

  • Who? Why? Where? Watford?

    Sep 03 2018

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Daniel Storey and David Preece discuss the Premier League's entertainers (accidental and otherwise), winning runs and goalkeeping blunders

 RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Watford 2 - 1 Spurs (02m 20s) • PART 1b: Chelsea and Liverpool still unbeaten - and Alisson Blunderland (09m 40s) • PART 2a: Champions League draw recap (21m 00s) • PART 2b: Europa League draw recap and a word on the Old Firm/Farm derbies (27m 20s) 
• PART 3a: Arsenal - the accidental entertainers ...more

  • A carefully constructed Machiavellian plan

    Aug 30 2018

    Jimbo, Opta's Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and James Horncastle talk big bouncy wins, respect, and rethinking possession stats. Plus, Fortnite, the Old Firm, and a farewell to Deuce RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Man U 0 - 3 Spurs, meltdowns and shifting sands (0m 40s) • PART 1b: Watford v Spurs preview (11m 20s) • PART 1c: Leicester v Liverpool and Chelsea v Bournemouth previews (15m 00s) • PART 2a: Ligue 1 and Serie A updates (21m 40s) • PART 2b: Old Firm derby preview - with Andrew Sla...more

  • The system is our enemy

    Aug 27 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Matt Davies-Adams and Harriet Drugde to discuss Watford’s flying start, Ozil’s cold, and crisps on the pitch. Plus, Liverpool hit top spot, more of the same from Arsenal, and a record-breaking weekend for the women’s game RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Wolves 1 - 1 Man City, going into the Matrix (2m 50s) • PART 1b: Liverpool 1 - 0 Brighton (08m 00s) • PART 2a: Fulham 4 - 2 Burnley and Watford’s 100% start (10m 00s) • PART 2b: Newcastle 1 - 2 Chelsea 2, rethinking...more

  • No retreat, no surrender

    Aug 23 2018

    Jimbo, David Preece, James Horncastle and Julien Laurens look ahead to everything in the Premier League this weekend. Plus, an apology to Crystal Palace, Thierry Henry heads to Bordeaux and Jean-Claude Van Damme’s big break RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: No Retreat, No Surrender 1986 (0m 40s) • PART 1b: City v Wolves preview (03m 30s) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Brighton preview (11m 40s) • PART 2b: Man U v Spurs preview - with added Woodward v Mou v Pogba; De Gea regression and Luke Shaw’s limits (1...more

  • Buzz cuts, bitter brews and Bashkortostan

    Aug 20 2018

    Jimbo has Michael Cox, Carl Anka and Sasha Goryunov for company to analyse United's collapse at Brighton. Plus, condiments and tales from the German Cup RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Brighton, buzzcuts and bandanas - Man U’s horror show (02m 00s) • PART 2a: City terrifying against the Terriers (11m 50s) • PART 2b: Chelsea 3 - 2 Arsenal (20m 30s) • PART 3a: The West Ham jambalaya (28m 40s) 
• PART 3b: Spurs 3 - 1 Fulham (33m 20s)
 • PART 4: European round-up - with added Bashkortostan and K...more

  • Dismantling mythologies

    Aug 16 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Jack Lang and Matt Davies-Adams to discuss Arsenal’s upcoming trip to Chelsea, possible signs of regression at Spurs, and what's in store in the Bundesliga this season RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: New surnames, Madonna and more (00m 40s) • PART 1b: Chelsea v Arsenal preview - ketchup, dice and blonde hair (03m 00s) • PART 1c: Spurs v Fulham and Palace v Liverpool previews (14m 10s) • PART 2a: Talking tactics (25m 00s) • PART 2b: KDB injured; Pog v Mou...more

  • The circle of life

    Aug 13 2018

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Daniel Storey and Tom Williams kick off the (tricky) second season of the Totally Football Show by chatting geese, goals, gloating and more RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Weekend highlights (00m 40s) • PART 1b: Arsenal 0 - 2 City - City pick up where they left off, major work for Emery (03m 40s) • PART 2a: Huddersfield 0 - 3 Chelsea - good signs for Sarri-ball (13m 30s) • PART 2b: Liverpool 4 - 0 West Ham - woof! (18m 10s)   
• PART 2c: United and Spurs off the mark - but so...more

  • It's good to be back

    Aug 08 2018

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Julien Laurens, and Adam Bate are here to bring in the new Premier League season with this bumper preview show. They discuss whether anyone can topple Manchester City, whether the three new-boys will still be there in nine months time, and find out which former England player Jules has been holidaying with this summer. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Welcome all (00m 50s) • PART 1b: City champions elect again, Sarri Chelsea, and Liverpool love in with Melissa Reddy (02m 00s) ...more

  • The ballad of Carlos Kaiser

    Jul 24 2018

    Carlos Kaiser is a legend in Brazil, after he carved out a 20-year career at some of the country's top clubs despite never actually playing a match.  Why did he live this life of deception - and how did he get away with it?  Director Louis Myles and producers Tom Markham and Rob Fullam tell us all as they discuss their new documentary, Kaiser: The Greatest Footballer Never to Play Football • Kaiser is out in UK cinemas on Friday 27 July, with special director's Q&A sessions at VUE W...more

  • La fin

    Jul 15 2018

    Jimbo, Sasha Goryunov, James Horncastle, Tom Williams and Matt Davies celebrate France’s World Cup win, and give some final thoughts on an unbelievable Russia 2018 RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: France 4 - 2 Croatia (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Pogba and Mbappe run the show (07m 30s) • PART 1c: Some love for Modric (11m 40s) • PART 1d: Final final thoughts (16m 20s) 
• PART 2a: Belgium 2 - 0 England - and the curse off the third and fourth place playoff (20m 00s) 
• PART 2b: Russia’s World Cup legacy ...more

  • Tools, moustaches and thermal exhaust ports

    Jul 12 2018

    Jimbo, Daniel Storey, Michael Cox and Jack Lang look ahead to Sunday’s World Cup final between France and Croatia. Plus, our highlights from the past month of football, and more England contemplation RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Further reflections on England’s exit (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Croatia’s chances in the final - with Juraj Vrdoljak (07m 00s) • PART 2b: France the favourites - with Julien Laurens (12m 00s) • PART 3a: Highlights of Russia 2018 (20m 00s) • PART 3b: Football’s coming home: ...more

  • Wrest from a particularly pleasant dream

    Jul 12 2018

    Jimbo wipes away the tears of Carl Anka, David Preece and James Horncastle to reflect on England’s semi-final defeat to Croatia  RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: A time for reflection (01m 20s) • PART 1b: The story of the match (06m 10s) • PART 1c: Rory Smith’s reaction at the Luzhniki (16m 10s) • PART 2: Takeaways, lessons learned and hot takes (21m 00s) 
 • PART 3: World Cup odds with Lee Price from Paddy Power (30m 40s) • PART 4: Exeunt omnes (31m 00s) LIVE NEWS: • We’re headed to Mancheste...more

  • Today's the day

    Jul 10 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Tom Williams in the pod and Totally Football voices from around Russia to look ahead to the Big One: England v Croatia. Plus, Julien Laurens in St Petersburg tells us about France’s semi-final victory over Belgium RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: France do Belgium - with Julien Laurens (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Where did Belgium go wrong? (07m 30s) • PART 1c: How to beat France (12m 30s) • PART 2a: England v Croatia preview - with added montage (14m ...more

  • Liquid history

    Jul 07 2018

    Jimbo has Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Sasha Goryunov in the studio and Rory Smith and Kelly Somers on the line from Russia to look back on England’s win over Sweden and Russia’s exit from the World Cup at the hands of the Three Lions’ semi-final opponents, Croatia.  RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: It’s been a while… (01m 00s) • PART 1b: England sail into the semi-finals - with Kelly Somers (08m 00s) • PART 1c: In praise of the new England (10m 00s) • PART 2a: Croatia knock out Russia - with...more

  • A wall of hair

    Jul 06 2018

    Jimbo has Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams for company to analyse Belgium’s victory over Brazil and France’s elimination of Uruguay. Plus, previews of Saturday’s quarter-finals: England v Sweden and Russia v Croatia. Woof! RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Belgium boss Brazil - and it was all a bit 7-1y (01m 40s) • PART 1b: A great day to be a Belgian - with Kristof Terreur (04m 00s) • PART 1c: France await as Brazil recriminate (09m 00s) • PART 2: France 2 - 0 Uruguay (18m 40s) • PART...more

  • Proper naughty

    Jul 03 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Matt Davies and a drained Iain Macintosh to make sense of England’s penalty shootout victory over Colombia - witnessed in Moscow by newly-adopted Englishman, Rafa Honigstein - as Sweden await in the World Cup quarter-finals… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: England. Penalties. That sort of thing (01m 20s) • PART 1b: A word from an adopted Englishman - Rafa Honigstein, after the final whistle (04m 30s) • PART 1c: More analysis of England’s win over Colombia (06m 20s) ...more

  • Vertical doping

    Jul 02 2018

    Jimbo, Jack Lang, Duncan Alexander and Harriet Drudge (FourFourTwo) recap a fantastic end to Belgium v Japan. Plus, Mexico fail again; Switzerland’s showdown with Sweden; and Colombia look for revenge against England RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Belgium 3 - 2 Japan (01m 20s) • PART 1b: The ballad of Rabio the octopus and more (06m 20s) • PART 1c: Brazil 2 - 0 Mexico - with a word from Nando Vila (11m 00s) • PART 2a: England v Colombia preview - with Emma Saunders and Vytenis Didziulis (18m 30s...more

  • A godless wasteland

    Jul 01 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Sasha Goryunov, Daniel Storey and Carl Anka to look back the day’s two penalty shootouts which saw Russia and Croatia set up a quarter-final. Plus, Mexico look to recover their momentum, and can Japan make a game of it against Brazil? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: A snapshot of the day (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Russian eliminate Spain - an inquest (05m 20s) • PART 1c: Croatia got the distance against Denmark (14m 00s) • PART 2a: Mexico v Brazil preview - with Jon Arnold from Goal ...more

  • The GOAT cull

    Jun 30 2018

    Jimbo has James Horncastle, Tom Williams and Jack Lang in the pod to marvel over France’s Mbappe-inspired victory against Argentina and Cavani’s sumptuous strikes that sent Portugal packing. Plus, can Russia overcome Spain, and will Denmark turn on the style against Croatia? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: France 4 - 3 Argentina (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Uruguay 2 - 1 Portugal (12m 00s) • PART 2a: Taking stock of the best goals so far (18m 00s) • PART 2b: Russia v Spain preview - with Sasha Goryunov (...more

  • Chekhov’s yellow card

    Jun 28 2018

    Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Matt Scott and Iain Macintosh gloss over England v Belgium; wave goodbye to Senegal; and look ahead to the Last 16 RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: England 0 - 1 Belgium - hmmmm (02m 10s) • PART 1b: Japan qualify on fair play - so farewell, Senegal (08m 00s) • PART 1c: The word on Colombia - with Alejandro Farffann (12m 00s) • PART 2a: Highs and lows of the group stages (17m 30s) • PART 2b: Last 16 lookahead and various other permutations (21m 40s)   • PART: World Cup od...more

  • This is not a drill

    Jun 27 2018

    Jimbo has Michael Cox, Jack Lang and Adam Hurrey in the pod and Rafa Honigstein on the line from Moscow as we come to terms with Germany’s elimination from the World Cup (snigger). Plus, Emma Saunders on the build up to England v Belgium, and Pete Staunton at Brazil-Serbia RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Germany out! - with Rafa Honigstein (01m 10s) • PART 2: Sweden 3 - 0 Mexico , Iran 1 - (14m 30s) • PART 3a: Brazil 2 - 0 Serbia - with Pete Staunton from Goal (18m 00s) • PART 3b: Switzerland 2 - ...more

  • All the world's a stage

    Jun 26 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Jack Lang, Tom Williams and Daniel Storey to discuss the highs and lows of Groups C and D concluding. Plus, a look ahead to the culmination of Brazil and Germany's respective groups. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Nigeria 1 - 2 Argentina - with Sam Kelly; Croatia 2 - 1 Iceland (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Denmark 0 - 0 France - with Julien Laurens; Peru 2 - 0 Australia (13m 20s) • PART 2: Germany v South Korea preview (21m 50s)
 • PART 2a: Mexico v Sweden preview (24m 00s) • PART...more

  • Salty affairs and an element of chaos

    Jun 25 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Matt Davies, James Horncastle and Jack Lang to take stock of the culmination of Groups A and B. Plus, a look ahead to Nigeria v Argentina and an assessment of the Socceroos’ campaign RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Uruguay 3 - 0 Russia (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Spain 2 - 2 Morocco, Iran 1 - 1 Morocco and a lot of VAR (5m 00s) • PART 1c: Jack’s Big Question • PART 2: A brief word on Egypt and Saudi Arabia - and more on Uruguay (16m 30s)  • PART 3: Argentina v Nigeria preview - with ...more

  • A false dichotomy

    Jun 24 2018

    Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and James Horncastle to the pod to make sense of England’s 6-1 mauling of Panama and the rest of Sunday’s games. Plus, can Iran upset Portugal? And the word from Uruguay about their match with Russia - and the implosion of their neighbours, Argentina RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: England 6 - 1 Panama (01m 30s) • PART 2a: Colombia 3 - 0 Poland (15m 20s) • PART 2b: Japan 2 - 2 Senegal (19m 20s)  • PART 3a: Iran v Portugal preview - with Bassil Mikdadi ...more

  • Saved blushes and a massive rampart

    Jun 23 2018

    Jimbo is joined in the pod by Tom Williams and Matts Stanger and Scott and Rafa Honigstein in Russia to relive the drama of Germany’s last-gasp victory over Sweden to keep their campaign alive. Plus, Anton Toloui in Nizhny Novgorod ahead of England v Panama; and Argentina continue to unravel. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Sweden 1 - 2 Germany - wow! (01m 10s) • PART 1b: …and the word from Rafa Honigstein (11m 30s)   • PART 2a: Mexico 2 - 1 South Korea (18m 20s) • PART 2b: Belgium 5 - 2 Tunisia ...more

  • The Power Cube and an intense individual psychodrama

    Jun 22 2018

    Jimbo has James Horncastle, Tom Williams and Jack Lang for company to recap a cracking day in Russia, with wins for Nigeria, Brazil and Switzerland. Plus, Germany look to bounce back against Sweden; the word on Mexico; and throwing toffee in South Korea RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Serbia 1 - 2 Switzerland - The Power Cube settles the slug fest (02m 40s) • PART 1b: Brazil 2 - 0 Costa Rica - Neymar’s psychodrama (07m 50s)   • PART 2: Nigeria 2 - 0 Iceland - with more Aanu Adeoye (15m 00s) • PAR...more

  • Rise of the Dalić

    Jun 21 2018

    Jimbo, James Horncaste, Jack Lang and Daniel Storey are in to discuss Croatia demolishing Argentina, France defeating Peru and Denmark drawing with Australia. Plus a look ahead to Nigeria versus Iceland, Brazil against Costa Rica, and Serbia facing Switzerland and much more. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Argentina 0 – 3 Croatia (01m 50s) 
• PART 1b: France 1 – 0 Peru (10m 00s) 
• PART 1c: Denmark 1 – 1 Australia (19m 00s) 
• PART 2a: Nigeria v Iceland preview - with Aanu Adeoye (23m 00s) 
• ...more

  • An unconvincing bumfluff experiment

    Jun 20 2018

    Jimbo, Tom Williams, Jack Lang and Matt Davies give the hot chat on Spain, Portugal, Iran, Peru and more. Plus tomorrow's action as France face Peru, Denmark take on Australia, and a mouth watering tie between Argentina and Croatia.   RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Iran 0 – 1 Spain (03m 30s) 
• PART 1b: Portugal 1 – 0 Morocco  (7m 30s)   
• PART 1c: Saudi Arabia 0 – 1 Uruguay (13m 00s) 
• PART 2a: France v Peru preview - with Luis Miguel Echegaray  (18m 00s) 
• PART 2b: Denmark  v Australia...more

  • Progress, protests and a spot of Prussian history

    Jun 19 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Michael Cox and a jubilant Sasha Goryunov to look back on Russia victory over Egypt. Plus, Japan stun Colombia; the word from downtown Kaliningrad; and a sociopolitical preview of Iran v Spain  RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Russia 3 - 1 Egypt - the great Russian rope-a-dope (01m 30s) • PART 2a: Japan 2 - 1 Colombia - with Ben Maxwell from the J-Talk podcast (10m 40s)   • PART 2b: Senegal 2 - 1 Poland (17m 40s) • PART 3a: A (P)Russian history lesson (21m 10s) ...more

  • A different proposition

    Jun 18 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Matt Scott and Iain Macintosh to look back on England last-gasp win over Tunisia. Plus, Russia look to book their place in the last 16 and Group H's psychic battles RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: England 2 - 1 Tunisia (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Belgium 3 - 0 Panama - with a lot of love for Lukaku (11m 00s)   • PART 2b: More England and Belgium chat (17m 00s) • PART 3a: Colombia v Japan preview - with Ben Maxwell from the J-Talk podcast (27m 10s)  • PART 3b: Senegal v ...more

  • What's Löw got to do with it?

    Jun 17 2018

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Jack Lang give their thoughts on the first World Cup outings for Brazil and Germany and look ahead to England’s opening game with Tunisia. What could possibly go wrong? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Germany 0 – 1 Mexico (4m 20s)   
• PART 1b: Brazil 1 – 1 Switzerland (12m 30s) 
• PART 1c: Serbia 1 – 0 Costa Rica (14m 40s) 
• PART 2a: England v Tunisia preview – with Anton Toloui (20m 00s) 
• PART 2b: Belgium v Panama preview (28m 40s) 
• PART 2c: Swe...more

  • Something's got to give

    Jun 16 2018

    Jimbo, James Horncastle, Jack Lang and Matt Davies salute Iceland’s latest heroics and the rest of the Saturday’s action. Plus, previews of the first outings for Germany and Brazil and dark horses Serbia  RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Argentina 1 - 1 Iceland - with Goal’s Pete Staunton and Stefan Agustsson (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Nigeria 0 - 2 Croatia - a good match for the chickens to miss (9m 40s)   • PART 2a: France 2 - 1 Australia - with Julien Laurens (11m 30s) • PART 2b: Peru 0 - 2 Denmark (...more

  • The rough with the smooth

    Jun 15 2018

    Jimbo, Jack Lang, Tom Williams and Matt Stanger draw conclusions from Portugal’s magnificent 3-3 draw with Spain. Plus, Peruvian fans’ dedication; Mexican waves; and previews of all the upcoming day's games RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Spain 3 - 3 Portugal (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Iran 1 - 0 Morocco (08m 40s)   • PART 1c: Uruguay 1 - 0 Egypt - and Mexican wave chat (11m 50s) • PART 2a: Argentina v Iceland preview - with added Bielsa chat (17m 00s) • PART 2b: Nigeria v Croatia preview - with A...more

  • Take That and Party (like a Russian!)

    Jun 14 2018

    Jimbo, Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Iain Macintosh kick off our World Cup run by looking back on Russia’s 5-0 hammering of Saudi Arabia; dissect the Robbie Williams playlist; and look ahead to tomorrow’s games. Will Spain get their new manager bounce? Will Iran find some boots? And will Mo Salah be fit? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Russia 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia (02m 20s) • PART 1b: Robbie Williams, the opening ceremony, and the word from Moscow with ESPN’s Mark Ogden (06m 20s) • PART 2a: Lopet...more

  • Totally World Cup - Groups G and H previewed

    Jun 08 2018

    In our final podcast before the World Cup kicks off, Jimbo, Michael Cox, Jack Lang, Daniel Storey, Iain Macintosh and Belgium's own Kristof Terreur size up England and their opponents in Group G. Plus, we wonder whether Group H - with Japan, Colombia, Senegal and Poland - may just be the best group of them all RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Group G: Tunisia - the highest ranked team in Africa are not to be taken lightly (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Group G: Panama - “in Russia for a good time, not a l...more

  • Totally World Cup - Groups D, E and F previewed

    Jun 07 2018

    Daniel Storey, Jack Lang, James Horncastle and Matt Davies join Jimbo to talk Brazil, Argentina, Mexico et al. Plus, Rafa Honigstein on Sané-less Germany; Stefan Agustsson on Iceland's World Cup adventure; and Frida Fagerlund on Sweden post-Zlatan RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Group D: Argentina - reliant on Messi, but do they get the best out of him? (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Group D: Croatia - it’s all on Modric (09m 30s) • PART 1c: Group D: Nigeria - problems in goal, problems in front of goal...more

  • Totally World Cup - Groups A, B, and C previewed

    Jun 07 2018

    Jimbo’s joined in the pod by Michael Cox, Tom Williams, Sasha Goryunov and a host of other international guests too to tell you everything you need to know about how the likes of France, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Peru, Morocco and the hosts will fare in Russia RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: World Cup Fever, World Cup predictions (01m 50s) • PART 1b: Group A: Uruguay - a last hurrah for Suarez, Cavani and co? (05m 00s)   • PART 1c: Group A: Egypt - King Salah and more with Bassil Mikdadi (11m 00s) ...more

  • More from Conifa 2018 - the best football tournament of the summer (so far)

    Jun 05 2018

    Iain Macintosh, comedian Mark Watson and Conifa president Per-Anders Blind update us on the progress of Cascadia, Padania et al as the Conifa World Football Cup enters the knockout phase. Plus, the green card makes its debut, the greatest Essex XI, and all you needed to know about reindeer herding

  • Conifa 2018 - fixing football (just not like that)

    May 30 2018

    It's the eve of the biggest international football tournament you've never heard of. Iain Macintosh is your guide as we tell you everything you need to know about the 2018 Conifa World Football Cup - the participants from places like Tibet, Cascadia and Matabeleland; the rule changes; and why Yorkshire may be the team to watch in the future

  • Red weddings, cheese, and hiding out in New York

    May 28 2018

    Jimbo’s back as we put a bow on the domestic season, with Michael Cox, James Horncastle, Iain Macintosh, Sasha Goryunov and Alvaro Romeo giving the last word(s) on the Champions League and Championship play-off finals RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: CL final review - the word from Kiev with Sasha Goryunov (01m 40s) • PART 1b: From the ridiculous to the sublime (05m 20s)   • PART 1c: The story of the game (07m 20s) • PART 1d: The word view from Madrid with Alvaro Romeo: what next from CR7 and GB11...more

  • Powers surges, admirable cojones and worked shoots

    May 24 2018

    Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle and Julien Laurens join Iain Macintosh to preview the Champions League final and analyse Unai Emery’s managerial chops. Plus, why is Grant Holt stepping into the squared circle? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: CL final preview - the Liverpool perspective...  (00m 40s) • PART 1b: …and the Real perspective, with Ben Hayward from Goal (07m 40s)   • PART 2a: An apology to our Danish friends (16m 30s) • PART 2b: Playoffs predictions - sans predictions (17m 20s) • PAR...more

  • A serene still lake and a Ukrainian travelogue

    May 21 2018

    Caroline Barker is joined by Michael Cox, Sasha Goryunov and Ian Irving (PL TV) to assess Chelsea's victory in an attritional FA Cup final. Plus, Manuel Pellegrini’s chances at West Ham, and an amazing end to the Serie A season RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: The FA Cup final - the United perspective (01m 20s) • PART 1b: …and the Chelsea perspective (09m 40s) • PART 1c: Brendan creates Celtic history (16m 40s) • PART 1d: And a word for Brackley (20m 10s) • PART 2a: Arteta to Arsenal? (21m 40...more

  • A life between the sticks - David Preece with Tony Coton

    May 18 2018

    It’s mental health awareness week, so we’ve teamed up with CALM to bring you this bonus episode.  It’s our pal David Preece talking to his old friend and teammate Tony Coton – a 'keeper for Watford, Man City and Sunderland and a coach at Man U and Aston Villa - about the particular stresses of a career between the sticks, and how Tony sought help after first his playing and then his coaching career was cut short. CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably - a charity dedicated to prevent...more

  • Welbeck or bust, Melchester Rovers, and paging Jody Morris

    May 17 2018

    Daniel Storey (F365), Matt Davies (Chelsea TV) and Julien Laurens join Iain Macintosh to pour over the England squad, shed a tear for Big Sam and David Moyes, preview the FA Cup final and salute Atletico Madrid’s Europa League triumph RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Farewell, Big Sam, it wasn’t much fun (01m 50s) • PART 1b: Shalom, Moyes - and the wider problems at West Ham (08m 00s)   • PART 2: England’s World Cup squad (12m 40s) • PART 3a: Roy of the Rovers news (20m 00s) • PART 3b: Europa Lea...more

  • Bad lieutenants, Ugly Town and extra swazz

    May 14 2018

    Jimbo has Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander (Opta) and David Preece for company to look back on the final weekend in the Premier League and gaze ahead to the Europa League final. Plus, a selection of favourite footballing injuries RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Duncan Alexander’s stats o' the season - featuring a lot of Man City and a bit of Mo Salah (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Chelsea blow it; Arsene bows out; Mou’s left all alone; Swans down (05m 30s)   • PART 1c: Spurs 5 - 4 Leicester and the rest of...more

  • Ini Kamoze, piranhas and a bee without honey

    May 10 2018

    Jimbo returns alongside James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Tom Williams to wave goodbye to West Brom and Carlos Carvalhal and look ahead to the final weekend in the Premier League. Plus, Dulwich Hamlet promoted and the ballad of Les Herbiers RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Swansea on the brink; Carvalhal gone (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Record-breaking City; Huddersfield stay up(05m 50s)   • PART 2a: A word on the Championship playoffs (12m 00s) • PART 2b: Hurrah for Dulwich Hamlet (14m 40s ) • PART ...more

  • Introducing: We Came to Win - The Rise and Fall of Diego Maradona

    May 08 2018

    We Came to Win is the new series from Gimlet Media, all about the hidden stories behind the World Cup's most iconic moments.  There's a new episode out each week until things kick off in Russia in June - and here's a taster of wha they have in store: a documentary all about the rise and fall of El Diego. Have a listen and subscribe on Apple podcasts and everywhere else you get your audio on demand

  • The soft middle and the flabby bottom

    May 07 2018

    Daniel Storey, Michael Cox and Adam Hurrey join Iain Macintosh wave goodbye to Stoke, salute Arsenal’s send off for Arsene Wenger and wonder what on earth Steven Gerrard has got himself into by taking on the Rangers gig RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: West Brom hanging on (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Swansea v Southampton six pointer (06m 20s) • PART 1c: A very quick word on Huddersfield (14m 30s) • PART 2a: Sayonara, Stoke - it’s been fun. Sort of (15m 50s ) • PART 2b: Arise, Sir Roy of Croydon (21m 10...more

  • Fundamental shifts and problematic number twos

    May 03 2018

    Caroline Barker is back alongside James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and - fresh off the plane from Rome - Sasha Goryunov to analyse the action in the Champions League , look ahead to the weekend in the Premier League and much, much more…. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Liverpool’s big night in Roma (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Real 2 - 2 Bayern with Rafa Honigstein (12m 30s) • PART 1c: Keylor Navas and Madrid’s defence (16m 20s) • PART 2a: Arsenal v Burnley - is Buvac on his way? (21m 20s ) • PART 2b: C...more

  • Good eggs, girth and brains

    Apr 30 2018

    Caroline Barker is in the Totally Football Show hot-seat and she’s joined by Michael Cox, Matt Davies (Chelsea TV), Ian Irving (PL TV) and Emma Saunders (BBC and Watford TV) to talk about Wenger’s lovely vase, the Premier League relegation battle, and the news from around Europe RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: United 2 - 1 Arsenal; can Arsenal win away in Madrid? (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Time to big up Burnley and Sean Dyche (09m 00s) • PART 2a: Palace 5 - 0 Leicester (15m 30s) • PART 2b: The West Br...more

  • Dangerous margins and culinary napalm

    Apr 26 2018

    Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Matt Scott and Julien Laurens to reflect on Liverpool’s stunning victory over Roma in the Champions League and look ahead to the weekend in the Premier League, including Arsene Wenger’s last meeting with Manchester United RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Liverpool 5 - 2 Roma (01m 50s) • PART 1b: Bayern 1 - 2 Real (12m 50s)   • PART 2a: Man U v Arsenal preview and memories of Pizzagate and (16m 40s) • PART 2b: A new Löw for Arsenal? The top contenders to take ov...more

  • Sleeping with one eye open and the Proudsville sausage

    Apr 23 2018

    Jimbo, Rafa Honigstein, Daniel Storey (F365) and Ian Irving (PLTV) look back on the FA Cup semi-finals and all the news from around Europe and gaze ahead to two huge games in the Champions League - and at least one fairly large one in the Europa League too RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Man U 2 - 1 Spurs - another semi-final flop for Tottenham (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Chelsea 2 - 0 Southampton - A mercy killing for Saints (07m 00s) • PART 2a: Napoli beat Juve and keep the Serie A title race alive (09...more

  • Wenger (over and) Out

    Apr 20 2018

    After 22 years and 17 trophies, Arsene Wenger is finally saying goodbye to Arsenal. In this special edition of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson, Michael Cox and Iain Macintosh hear from Ian Wright, Stewart Robson, Julien Laurens and Tayo Papoola about Wenger’s highs, lows and his legacy RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Wenger’s influence on the PL era (01m 30s) • PART 1b: The (rational) fan’s perspective with Tayo Papoola (05m 30s)   • PART 2a: When did all go wrong? (09m 10s) • PART 2b...more

  • Pressed plants, Danny Dyer and striped snakeheads

    Apr 19 2018

    David Preece, James Horncastle and Tom Williams join Jimbo for a sun kissed edition of the Totally Football show in which we bang the Andy Carroll drum, discuss an alternative PFA team of the year and get our fill of Indian football idioms RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Midweek PL reviews and FA Cup previews (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Talking goalkeepers (09m 45s)   • PART 2a: Accrington Stanley promoted and Golazzo trailer (13m 20s) • PART 2b: Andy Carroll is back! (16m 40s) • PART 2c: The Big Sam s...more

  • The secret of success, John Betjeman and Girls Aloud

    Apr 16 2018

    With the title finally all tied up, Jimbo, Football 365’s Daniel Storey, Michael Cox and Duncan Alexander from Opta look back over the weekend in the Premier League and around Europe. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: United blow it at home to West Brom and hand the title to City (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Spurs 1 - 3 City; niche City stats (06m 30s)  • PART 2: Wolves back in the big time - with Sky Sports’ Adam Bate (18m 30s) • PART 3: World Cup memories (23m 20s) • PART 4a: Newcastle 2 - 1 Arsenal; Ra...more

  • Karma, perfection and a commemorative gold pen

    Apr 12 2018

    What a week! Jimbo, Pat Nevin, James Horncastle and Julien Laurens draw their conclusions from a crazy few days in the Champions League RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Real 1 - Juve 3: what now for the Old Lady (01m 10s) • PART 2: Roma 3- 0 Barcelona: the dying embers of an empire? (12 00s)  • PART 3a: City 1 - 2 Liverpool: is Pep his own worst enemy? (20m 40s) • PART 3b: Spurs v City preview; dubious goals (30m 30s) • PART 3c: Liverpool v Bournemouth preview (34m 00s) • PART 4: The PL weekend (...more

  • BONUS: 'Roma Nel Mito'

    Apr 12 2018

    Roma's victory over Barcelona was so momentous that we're giving you the latest episode of Golazzo as a special commemorative cut-and-keep podcast. If you like what you hear from Jimbo and James Horncastle, join us every Wednesday for our Totally Italian Football Show

  • Bubble baths, Bo Selecta and the brow

    Apr 09 2018

    Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Michael Cox, David Preece and football finance expert Dr Tom Markham to deconstruct a weekend of derbies and week ahead of crucial Champions League and Europa League clashes. Specifically… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: United’s comeback; the Pogba conundrum; City’s vulnerability (01m 00s) • PART 1b: Klopp’s Merseyside derby muzak; has Big Sam tarnished his brand? (10m 30s)  • PART 2a: Champions League previews (13m 40s) • PART 2b: Focus on the Bundesliga and ...more

  • Gentleman Ray and A Picture of Dorian Gray

    Apr 05 2018

    Pat Nevin returns to the Totally Football Show alongside AC Jimbo, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to look back on an extraordinary week in the Champions League, with a stunning performance by Liverpool and even more stunning goal by Cristiano Ronaldo. Plus…   RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Remembering Ray Wilkins (00m 40s) • PART 2: Liverpool 3 - 0 City - game over? (04m 40s)  • PART 3a: City v United preview - what does Pep do? (14m 00s) • PART 3b: Liverpool v Everton preview - Klopp to rot...more

  • Pardew the discarded, Lamela the b*stard and Zlatan the great

    Apr 02 2018

    AC Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey (Football 365), Matt Davies (Chelsea TV) and Sasha Goryunov (the Russian Scouser) to reflect on the Easter weekend, including Tottenham’s historic win at Chelsea, West Ham’s return to form and Pardew’s last stand at West Brom. Plus, football’s biggest b*stard, previews of Liverpool v City and the rest of the Champions League quarter-finals, and Zlatan’s extraordinary MLS debut. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Pardew gone! (01m 10s) • PART 1b: Chelsea 1 - 3 Spurs;...more

  • Wrwgwai, foul thobes and nightclubbing in Stoke

    Mar 29 2018

    The Premier League returns this weekend and Jimbo, Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Tom Williams preview potentially the biggest game of the season as Spurs look to win at Stamford Bridge for the first time since 1990. Plus, a lessons learned from the international break, Hollywood fans, and more footballing idioms RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Spain 6 - 1 Argentina (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Russia 1 - 3 France (07m 10s)  • PART 1c: Dark horses - Uruguay, Belgium and Portugal (08m 30s) • PART 2: Co...more

  • The Spy with the Cold Nose, Zlatan’s Galaxy Quest, and memories of that 7-1

    Mar 26 2018

    Jimbo is joined for this Totally Football Show by Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Opta’s Duncan Alexander to do some serious World Cup number crunching, discuss Zlatan’s arrival in LA and memories of Brazil’s 7-1 humiliation. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Germany 1 - 1 Spain (02m 50s) • PART 1b: France 2 - 3 Colombia; anyone but Deschamps (06m 10s) • PART 1c: England’s steady progress continues (09m 50s) • PART 2: Where is Thomas Tuchel heading this summer and other questions (17m 20s) • P...more

  • The Costa Rica rule, the Ronaldinho doctrine and inherent Weiss

    Mar 22 2018

    With international football taking centre stage, Jimbo, Michael Cox, Jack Lang and Matt Scott stick a thermometer up the respective bottoms of England, Argentina, Brazil et al to assess their strengths and weakness as preparations for the World Cup ramp up. Plus, Ronald Koeman’s Dutch rebuilding job, third-generation footballers and our first update from the Indian Super League RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Inexperienced England - or the greatest Three Lions team of the last 30 years? (03m 00s) • ...more

  • Thirty-somethings, transferrable skills and Tedesco

    Mar 19 2018

    On today’s Totally Football Show Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to look back on weekend in the FA Cup, Premier League and around Europe. Plus, reaction to the Champions League and Europa League quarter-final draws, and another thirty-something manager in the Bundesliga… RUNNING ORDER: PART 1a: Extra time at the King Power Stadium; Soton beat Wigan (1m 34s) PART 1b: No Kane, No bother; Jose's football heritage (9m 18s) PART 2a: Salah strikes fo...more

  • Troglodytes, chutzpah and conscription

    Mar 15 2018

    Hot on the heels of Man United’s ignominious Champions League exit, Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and the returning Michael Cox to discuss Mou’s tactical shortcomings and his astonishing post-match comments. Is he - like Wenger - a man out of time? Also on today’s Totally Football Show… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Sevilla dump United out of the CL; Mou’s outmoded tactics (01m 40s) • PART 1b: The Big Question; Man U v Brighton FA Cup preview (15m 00s)  • PART 2a: Chelsea g...more

  • Toxicity, complicity and pitchside relief

    Mar 12 2018

    United strengthened their grip on second place by beating Liverpool, but the main headlines this weekend came from the London Stadium where West Ham imploded on the pitch and exploded off it. Jimbo, Rafa Honigstein, Daniel Storey and Matt Davies discuss those ugly scenes, Arsenal’s latest false dawn, Sergio Ramos’ bathroom break and more… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Pogba Out, Rashford in = United 2 - 1 Liverpool (02m 10s) • PART 1b: Chelsea head to Barcelona (09m 20s)  • PART 2a: Kane crocked...more

  • Allegri plays his hand, PSG’s meek surrender, and Dulwich Hamlet stay strong

    Mar 08 2018

    Juventus and Real Madrid handed out Champions League life lessons to Spurs and poor ol’ PSG this week.  AC Jimbo, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and David Preece are here to give their (hot) take(s) on those games and look ahead to United v Liverpool and the rest of action in the Premier League. Plus, all the latest on what’s going on with Dulwich Hamlet RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Juve take Spurs to CL school (00m 30s) • PART 2: PSG’s meek surrender; who takes over from Unai Emery?; (14m 15s)...more

  • Rubbernecking, chocolate legs and Jay Bothroyd

    Mar 05 2018

    Half a game of football took place between City and Chelsea this weekend while the Seagulls heaped yet more misery onto Arsenal. Your Totally Football panel is Jimbo, Kelly Cates, Tom Williams and PLTV's Ian Irving and they analyse both of those games and and the rest of the stories from the Premier League and beyond including the debut of head of state's son in Ligue 1, the Lioness' progress at the SheBelieves Cup, and the tragic news about Davide Astori RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: R...more

  • VARce, Arsenal’s atrophication, and the battle of the bottom

    Mar 01 2018

    Snow, VAR, and a bleak future for Arsenal are on the agenda today as Jimbo, Matt Scott, Football 365’s Daniel Storey and James Horncastle chew over Tottenham’s FA Cup win over Rochdale and look ahead to all the weekend’s action in the Premier League and beyond RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Spurs 6 - 1 Rochdale and the inevitable spread of VAR (02m 00s) • PART 2: Wenger Out…again; a bleak future for Arsenal (10m 35s)  • PART 3a: Liverpool v Newcastle preview (24m 00s) • PART 3b: City v Chelsea pr...more

  • Arsenal’s new nadir, McTominay dominates, and the ballad of Royston Drenthe

    Feb 26 2018

    City picked up their first trophy under Pep, United knocked Chelsea down to fifth, Liverpool were out of this world, and West Brom need Tony Pulis. It was, as they say, quite the weekend and your Totally Football Show gang - AC Jimbo, Opta’s Duncan Alexander, Ian Irving from PLTV and Chelsea TV commentator Matt Davies - are here to analyse it all and much, much more RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Same old Arsenal as City win the League Cup (01m 40s) • PART 2: United get the better of Chelsea; why M...more

  • Shot-stoppers, fisticuffs and an apology to Depeche Mode (and Rod Fanni)

    Feb 22 2018

    Pat Nevin is our special guest on today’s Totally Football Show, and he joins James Richardson, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to review all the Champions League and FA Cup business, look ahead to the weekend’s football, and wax lyrical about his favourite bands and more… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Chelsea 1 - 1 Barcelona; Hazard as a (false) 9; is it enough for the second leg?; (01m 30s) • PART 1b: Sevilla 0 - 0 Man U - another Mou borefest, but that De Gea save!, Pogba problems (09m 10s...more

  • Rifts, replays and robbery

    Feb 19 2018

    Jimbo returns to the helm as he, Leroy Rosenior, Kelly Cates and Rafa Honigstein look back on the FA Cup weekend and ahead to Chelsea v Barcelona and Sevilla v Man U in the Champions League, and plenty more - including that splendid story about the West Brom Four RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: From Juve to Rochdale, Spurs get Extra Spursy; Swans need another replay (01m 30s) • PART 1b: West Brom - stealin’ taxis and crashin’ out the FA Cup; Pardews’ PL record (07m 40s)  • PART 1c: Huddersfield 0 ...more

  • Hard hands, Pards goes deep and Old Trafford worms

    Feb 15 2018

    It was a stunning week for the English sides in the Champions League, with goals and guts galore. Caroline Barker, David Preece, Julien Laurens and Jame Horncastle review all of those games - and an entirely expected stumble by PSG in Madrid - and lookahead to the return of the FA Cup. All of that, and…. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Spurs fight back at Juventus; a year too many for Buffon?; Dembélé runs the show - again (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Liverpool put 5 past Porto; Van Dijk’s calmness spreads...more

  • The Mousa Dembélé appreciation society and Jesé’s hot breath on Charlie Adam’s neck

    Feb 12 2018

    If you’re looking for a 60 minute digest of what went down in the Premier League at the weekend, you’re in the right place.  Caroline Barker sits in for the holidaying AC Jimbo and she’s joined by Football 365’s Daniel Storey, Ian Irving from PLTV and the one and only Sasha Goryunov to reflect on Spurs’ win over Arsenal, Man United’s loss at Newcastle and Southampton’s slide to oblivion. Plus, Champions League previews and yet more amazing club nicknames from around the globe RUNNING ORDER: • ...more

  • Conte on the rocks, cucumbers, and an ox on the brink of extinction

    Feb 08 2018

    With Chelsea imploding once again, your Totally Football Team - AC Jimbo, ably assisted by David Preece, Jame Horncastle and Tom Williams - look at the problems at Stamford Bridge, preview all the big games in the Premier League and beyond, and talk more about club nicknames and international footballing idioms: RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Conte’s unravelling at Chelsea; Abdoulaye Doucouré v Tiémoué Bakayoko; the Hawthornes Triangle (02m 00s) • PART 1b: West Ham sign Patrice Evra (09m 50s) • P...more

  • Karma, mystery tours and the Lepers v the Scoundrels

    Feb 05 2018

    Big decisions, big balls, big misses, big scorelines, big questions - there was a bit of everything in the Premier League and around Europe this weekend, and on your brand new Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Jack Lang and Julien Laurens to analyse it all. Specifically: RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Neymar’s birthday bash (01m 00s) • PART 1b: When Harry met Salah: analysis of amazing draw at Anfield (02m 40s) • PART 2a: A new dawn at Arsenal, a bleak horizon for Everton (12m...more

  • Swoops, swaps and resurgent Swans

    Feb 01 2018

    The transfer window’s slammed shut, there were all sorts of shocks in the Premier League’s midweek games - and Liverpool host Spurs at the weekend. What else is on the minds of Jimbo, James Horncastle, Adam Hurrey, Michael Cox and our special guest Simon Wilson, a former big cheese at Man City and Sunderland?  This: RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Spurs tear Man U apart (02m 25s) • PART 2a: Transfer window winners(10m 20s)  • PART 2b: Transfer window losers (20m 00s) • PART 2c: Adam’s transfer ...more

  • FA cup levellers, Jurgen and Dave’s wild night out, and Middelfart memories

    Jan 29 2018

    After a cracking weekend in the FA Cup and a midweek round of Premier League games to come, your Totally Football team have plenty to chew over. Here’s what Jimbo, David Preece, Dr Tom Markham and Football 365’s Daniel Storey are discussing: RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: The Newcastle (non) takeover (01m 40s) • PART 1b: West Brom do Liverpool; Klopp and Wagner’s big night out; too much VAR? (04m 30s) • PART 2a: Newport head to Wembley; bravo, Coventry; Will Grigg fires Wigan in to the 5th round ...more

  • Carlos the magician, the Phil Neville farrago, and Pep v Warnock at last

    Jan 25 2018

    On your all new, all singin’, all dancin’ Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Julien Laurens to talk about Phil Neville, all the midweek football, and lookahead to the FA Cup 4th round RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Arsenal beat Chelsea and head to Wembley again; Dzeko unconvinced by Blues; Aubameyang in, Giroud out? (01m 10s) • PART 2: Signs of life for Swansea - but same ol’ Liverpool (09m 45s) • PART 3: Carrie Dunn on the Phil Neville fiasco (1...more

  • Gratuitous backheels, Alexis’ arboreal artistry, and the remarkably unremarkable Ashley Barnes

    Jan 22 2018

    On the latest episode of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson has Kelly Cates, Opta’s Duncan Alexander and Ian Irving from PL TV to dissect the weekend’s action, specifically… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: The Big Question (01m 30s) • PART 1b: A cloud lifts over Arsenal (02m 20s) • PART 1c: Chelsea 4 - 0 Brighton; the Batshuayi paradox; Chelsea’s search for a Big Man Up Top (06m 00s) • PART 2: The Pep/Mou XI; Man C hammer Newcastle; Aguero’s perfect hat-trick (17m 30s) • PART 3: Watford...more

  • Arsenal’s Diamond Eye, Sean Dyche’s protein fix, and requiem for Ronaldinho (and Phil Brown)

    Jan 18 2018

    On this episode of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by James Horncastle, Michael Cox and Matt Scott to discuss earthworms and Theo Walcott’s second act, and reminisce about Ronaldinho RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Sanchez to United, Walcott to Everton (01m 30s) • PART 2: Sean Dyche and the earthworms; Newcastle’s takeover hits the skids; Man City v Newcastle preview (again) (17m 50s) • PART 3: Beacons of hope for the bottom three (25m 00s) • PART 4a: Phil Brown out at Southe...more

  • Introducing Golazzo: The Totally Italian Football Show

    Jan 18 2018

    If there's not enough talk of Baggio, Maldini or Dario Hubner on The Totally Football Show, why not try our brand new podcast... Golazzo: The Totally Italian Football Show. On the first outing of our brand new podcast, AC Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle and Gabriele Marcotti to fill you in on why the Serie A title race is hotter than ever, and turn back the clock to May 1999 to relive a remarkable 5-4 win for Inter at Roma - a game featuring a who's who of 90s football icons (a...more

  • Klopp clips City’s wings, an apology to David Moyes, and the greatest Asian player of all time

    Jan 15 2018

    On the latest edition of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Julien Laurens, Sasha Goryunov, PL TV’s Ian Irving, and Benji Lanyado from the Stop! Hammer Time podcast. Here’s what they’re chattin’ ‘bout… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: French refereeing madness! (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Liverpool 4 - 3 City (04m 20s) • PART 2a: Arsenal in crisis (again) (17m 30s) • PART 2b: Paul Lambert in at Stoke (27m 00s) • PART 3: West Ham on fire and an apology for David Moyes (and Mark Nobl...more

  • The Bull of War, the caretaker manager bounce and the darts at Frimley Green

    Jan 11 2018

    On today’s super soaraway Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, Football 365’s Daniel Storey and - making his debut - the New York Times’ Rory Smith. Here’s what the gang are chewing over RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: League Cup look back; Bristol City love; Liverpool v City preview (02m 40s) • PART 2: Transfer news; Cenk Tosun; Tottenham v Everton; Spain’s answer to Pulisball (11m 55s) • PART 3: Chelsea v Leicester; Iwobi’s ‘unacceptable’ partying; (25m 25s) • PART 4...more

  • Arsenal fall in the Forest, Barcelona land Coutinho, and Team Conte v Team Mou

    Jan 08 2018

    On the latest edition of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson welcomes David Preece, Adam Hurrey and Rafa Honigstein to look back on a weekend of FA Cup shocks, an almighty managerial spat and one mega transfer. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Forest 4 - 2 Arsenal (01m 10s) • PART 2: Mark Hughes sent to Coventry; Conte v Mou; the rest of the FA Cup (07m 30s) • PART 3: Alvaro Romeo on Coutinho to Barcelona (21m 30s) • PART 4: what next for Liverpool: another No 10, or a top class ‘keeper? (2...more

  • The best game of the year, FA Cup weekend and Mark Hughes hangs on

    Jan 04 2018

    On your first Totally Football Show of the new year, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Matt Davies to put the Premier League to one side and say a big hello to the FA Cup  RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Arsenal 2 - 2 Chelsea; Morata’s misses; Cech pays the penalty (01m 30s) • PART 2: The Big Book o’ Commentary Cliches; Crystal Palace revival; the VAR tantra (13m 40s ) • PART 3: World Strongest Man; Fleetwood v Leicester; the Strawbs v the Hammers; Mou’s misery; FA Cup...more

  • Calendar year records, the return of Tony Pulis and is VVD VFM?

    Dec 28 2017

    On your your final Totally Football Show of the calendar year, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, Rafa Honigstein and Julien Laurens for a bit of reflection and, indeed, projection RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Virgil Van Dyke transfer; Pulis to Boro; Carvalhal to Swansea (01m 30s) • PART 2: Harry Kane, Coutinho and the PL Xmas winners (09m 30s ) • PART 3: Swansea, Man U and the PL Xmas losers (23m 15s) • PART 4: European round-up; transfer rumours (31m 00s) • PART 5: PL previews (44m 0...more

  • Bristol City hit the big time, Clasico chat, Tom Ince v Saido Berahino, and the Doucouré imperative

    Dec 21 2017

    On your pre-Christmas edition of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Opta’s Duncan Alexander. Here’s what’s made our list… RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Bristol City beat Man U; Arsenal v Liverpool preview (01m 40s) • PART 2: Everton v Chelsea; inclement times at Swansea (09m 05s) • PART 3: Guillem Balague on the Clasico and more (22m 05s) • PART 4: West Ham v Newcastle; Burnley v Spurs (32m 50s) • PART 5: Billy Beane at Barnsley; European ...more

  • The Moyes metamorphosis, an interesting man called Sven and dog walking in the Carpathian mountains

    Dec 18 2017

    On your brand new edition of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson welcomes Chris Powell to the pod alongside Iain Macintosh and PLTV’s Ian Irving. Here’s what’s on the agenda: RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: City swot aside Spurs; Ederson love; Pep’s new contract (01m 30s)  • PART 2: Palace on the up; the Moyes effect (11m 00s)  • PART 3: Scotland, Germany, Italy; Sven; Kaka (22m 00s)  • PART 4: Life after Ozil/Sanchez at Arsenal; Watford’s wobble (30m 00s)  • PART 5: Sunderland’s win at h...more

  • Recency bias, Revel-ations and the Rooney contradiction

    Dec 14 2017

    On the latest edition of the The Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Adam Hurrey to reflect on City’s record-breaking win at Swansea and wonder how they would fare against the greatest teams in history. And there’s plenty more: RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Pep and City make history; sensational Silva (01m 00s) • PART 2: City v Spurs preview; Revels (12m 45s)  • PART 3: Big Sam, Uncle Roy and Proper Managers (19m 40s)  • PART 4: European chat a...more

  • City out of sight, West Ham win at last, and Arsenal off to Ostersunds

    Dec 11 2017

    On your new Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Football 365’s Daniel Storey and - because everyone needs a top Belgian in their ranks - Kristof Terreur to look back on City’s derby win, Liverpool’s derby balls-up, the Champions League draw and all the excitement across the continent. And Mexico. • PART 1: Manchester derby; Lukaku; Mou’s soiled jacket (02m 15s) • PART 2: Liverpool derby; rotation; Big Sam (13m 45s) • PART 3: Champions League draw reaction (24...more

  • Zorro and joy in the Champions League, fear of the Big Sam and barge haulers on the Volga

    Dec 07 2017

    On your brand new Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Sasha Goryunov to assess the conclusion of the Champions League group stage and look ahead to two cracking derbies in the Premier League this weekend (three if you include West Ham v Chelsea) • PART 1: Liverpool 7 - 0 Spartak; CL review (01m 10s) • PART 2: Merseyside derby preview (10m 50s) • PART 3: Manchester derby preview (17m 15s) • PART 4: West Ham v Chelsea; Eden Hazard...more

  • United’s best De Gea day yet, the World Cup draw, and Benevento’s last-minute miracle

    Dec 04 2017

    Today on The Totally Football Show, James Richardson welcomes David Preece, Iain Macintosh and our latest newbie Tom Williams from AFP to look back on a scintillating weekend in the Premier League. There's also reaction to the World Cup draw, and round-ups from around Europe. PART 1: Benevento and goalscoring keepers chat (01m 20s) PART 2: Arsenal v Man U and De Gea magnificence (07m 20s) PART 3: World Cup draw reaction (17m 45s) PART 4: Liverpool spank Brighton, Everton’s Big Sam bounce (...more

  • Rejuvenated Rooney, Sterling and Salah strike again, and presumptuous Pep talks

    Nov 30 2017

    On today’s Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by his BT Sport BFF’s James Horncastle and Julien Laurens to look back on a sumptuous midweek round in the Premier League and ahead to some crackers at home and abroad. • PART 1: Everton, Big Sam; West Ham woes (01m 45s) • PART 2: Man U v Watford; more great goals (13m 30s) • PART 3: AVB's midlife crisis; Serie A chat (19m 20s) • PART 4: Salah v Sterling ; City’s sturdiness (30m 00s) • PART 5: MLS and Ligue 1 (40m 45s) • PART 6: ...more

  • Everton’s non-holistic approach, the Hertfordshire Globetrotters and a derby for the ages

    Nov 27 2017

    On your brand new Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Michael Cox, Football 365’s Daniel Storey and our very own Iain Macintosh for the hot take on all the goings-on in the games in the Premier League and around Europe. We start with Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea, the main beneficiaries of which appear to be Arsenal, who have taken their customary spot of fourth in the table after beating Burnley in typically controversial circumstances. Elsewhere, we commend Huddersfield ...more

  • Liverpool’s unwanted threesome and Darren Fletcher’s pearly whites

    Nov 23 2017

    On the latest edition of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by his BT Goals Show buds James Horncastle and Julien Laurens and Michael ‘The Mixer’ Cox to review a cracking midweek in the Champions League and look ahead to the weekend’s big games in the Premier League and around Europe. Where better to start than Liverpool, who somehow contrived to draw 3-3 at Sevilla despite being three up after 30 minutes. How will they fare at home to Chelsea, fresh - or not - from their 6...more

  • Pulis P45-ed, narrative busters and Dulwich Hamlet’s Toilets Opposite Stand

    Nov 20 2017

    On your brand new Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo welcomes debutants Benji Lanyado and Ian Irving to the studio alongside TFS stalwart Iain Macintosh as we travel from the real Premier League to the Bostik Premier League and cover (almost) everything in-between. First up, the North London derby. Why has it taken until late-November for the Gunners to play like this - and why do Spurs continually come up short against the other title contenders away from home? Elsewhere, we marvel at the brill...more

  • Fragrant encounters, 90s icons and fax machines

    Nov 16 2017

    It’s an eclectic line-up for this episode of the Totally Football Show, with AC Jimbo joined in the pod by James Horncastle, Michael Cox, football finance expert Dr Tom Markham and former Monaco sporting director, Tor-Kristian Karlsen. We begin by wrapping up the events of the international break, with World Cup joy for Denmark, Sweden, Australia and Peru, tears for Ireland and Italy, and - perhaps most shockingly of all - signs of life from England in their two (goalless) glamour friendlies...more

  • End of the road for Northern Ireland, end of the nightmare for Blackpool, and why Silva is gold

    Nov 13 2017

    AC Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, David Preece and Duncan Alexander to the pod for an international edition of the The Totally Football Show in which we lament the poor refereeing decision that ultimately cost Northern Ireland a place at Russia 2018 and wonder whether Italy will show up in their return leg against Sweden. They might need to. Also up for discussion: reassessing David Silva; brighter days ahead for Blackpool; and a taste of the Opta quiz. LIVE EVENT NEWS: • Get your tickets ...more

  • An ode to Pirlo, racketeering, and a big beautiful German man

    Nov 09 2017

    AC Jimbo is joined by Matt Scott, Rafa Honigstein, and Michael Cox for your brand new Totally Football Show, where we’re busy looking ahead to the friendly between England B and Germany, and far more important World Cup qualifiers such as Denmark v Ireland, Sweden v Italy and New Zealand’s double-header with Peru. Also on our menu: Pirlo retires; West Ham’s appointment of David Moyes; the FIFA trail begins; Amy Lawrence’s fab new Arsenal doc; and some of the worst pronunciation of Greek names y...more

  • City sensational (again), Bilic sacked (at last) and Seagulls soar (of course)

    Nov 06 2017

    Football 365’s Daniel Storey makes his long-awaited debut on The Totally Football Show as he joins AC Jimbo, Iain Macintosh and Sasha Goryunov to marvel yet again at City, who put Arsenal to the sword and left United, Chelsea and Spurs in their dust. Elsewhere, Liverpool’s 4-1 win at the London Stadium meant it was Slaven Bilic’s turn to exit stage left. Also up for discussion: Celtic make history; Northern Ireland on the brink of the World Cup; and why you should never cross a seagull LIVE ...more

  • Tottenham’s Champions League coming of age, chickens, and Comic Sans

    Nov 02 2017

    On your band new Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Michael Cox and Julien Laurens to review another excellent midweek in the Champions League featuring two stunning performances by Spurs and Man City and a stunningly inept performance by Chelsea. Will Tottenham follow up their win against Real Madrid with defeat at home to Palace? Can City continue their exceptional start Arsenal visit the Etihad? And who will do the more shushing when Conte and Mou clash on the t...more

  • England's golden summer and fifty shades of Demarai Gray

    Oct 30 2017

    
On the latest episode of The Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo has Iain Macintosh, Rafa Honigstein and C4 News sports reporter and general polymath Jordan Jarrett-Bryan for company to look back on a triumphant weekend in the Premier League and far, far beyond. We discuss Man United’s victory over a Harry Kane-less Tottenham and ask what sort of challenge Spurs will put up when Real come to town in the Champions League? Plus, we turn out attention to Crystal Palace’s dramatic draw against West H...more

  • The return of Whispering Claude and friends forced to fight against each other

    Oct 26 2017

    On today’s Totally Football Show, Iain Macintosh, James Horncastle and Carrie Dunn join AC Jimbo in the pod to ponder West Ham’s remarkable(ish) comeback in the League Cup, Leicester’s shock(ish) appointment of Claude Puel, and some tasty(ish) encounters in the Premier League. Next up, we applaud the progress of the England U17s as they reach the World Cup final in India. But while Carrie fills us in on the positive news about the growth women’s game, James H has only bad things to say about e...more

  • Koeman and Everton consciously uncouple - is Bilic next for the chop?

    Oct 23 2017

    On today’s Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Leroy Rosenior and comedian Matt Forde to look back on what could prove to be a pivotal weekend in the Premier League. Arsenal’s 5-2 demolition of Everton turned out to be the final straw as the Toffees finally dispensed with the services of Ronald Koeman. Elsewhere, Dejan Lovren and Victor Lindelof put on two of the worst defensive displays, like, ever as Tottenham hammered Liverpool 4-1 and Huddersfield shocked Manchester U...more

  • Liverpool in the goals, the FA in the dock and bad juju in West Brom

    Oct 19 2017

    
On your brand new Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Julien Laurens and James Horncastle to review a full throttle midweek in the Champions League and elsewhere. We begin with Liverpool, who warmed up for their trip to Wembley and a clash with Spurs with a 7-0 spanking of Maribor in what was another fine European week for the English sides. Next, Carrie Dunn joins us to discuss the FA, whose shameful handling of Eni Aluko affair was this week made embarrassingly publi...more

  • Stoke enter City’s seventh circle of swell

    Oct 16 2017

    
On today’s edition of The Totally Football Show, James Richardson is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Kelly Cates and David Preece to analyse a stonking weekend in the Premier League and beyond. City were simply sensational against Stoke - but can they do it against Napoli on (a rainy) Tuesday (night)? Crystal Palace finally got their first win - but can Mr Roy build on this momentum? And Spurs beat Bournemouth at Wembley - but can they do the business against Real Madrid at the Bernabéu? Also...more

  • Irish hangovers, Chinese takeovers, and the king of crumbles

    Oct 12 2017

    There’s a doctor in the house for today’s edition of The Totally Football Show, and not just any doctor: Dr Tom Markham, the first person in the UK to receive a doctorate in football finance. Tom joins James Richardson, James Horncastle and Julien Laurens to reflect on the remarkable conclusion to the international break, before getting stuck into the return of the Premier League et al. Will United’s trip to Liverpool be even less entertaining than last year’s encounter at Anfield? Can City c...more

  • Genetics, Götterdämmerung and making America great again

    Oct 09 2017

    On the second of three special and indeed unavoidable international editions of The Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo has Michael Cox, Jack Lange and Rafa Honigstein for company to gloss over two stunningly dull England games in order to discuss Gordon Strachan’s bizarre comments about genetics and Dick Advocaat’s unfortunate attempts to tempt the hand of fate. We’re also joined by George Quraishi - editor of the extremely fine Howler magazine - about USA’s 4-0 hammering of Panama, and Stefán Ágú...more

  • The Dutch demise, Hackney Wick v Clapton FC, and is the end of heading nigh?

    Oct 05 2017

    The Dutch demise, Hackney Wick v Clapton FC, and is the end of heading nigh? 
On the first of three international editions of The Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo welcomes Matt Scott, Michael Cox and James Horncastle to the pod to look ahead to the last round of European World Cup qualifiers. And never mind Wales and Ireland tussling over second place, what about Holland, who find themselves on the brink of missing out on their second major tournament in a row? Simon Kuper joins us to discuss t...more

  • That Harry Kane team, that dreadful Palace record, and that incredible Peru kit

    Oct 02 2017

    On your brand new edition of The Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by Iain Macintosh, Sasha Goryunov and Jack Lang to gaze back on yet another show of strength by the Manchester clubs in the Premier League. Meanwhile, the Merseyside teams both disappointed, while there were yet more goals for Harry Kane - but absolutely none for Crystal Palace.  Again.

Plus: Scotland’s make-or-break double header with Slovenia and Slovakia, and why the greatest kit in world football looks set to make a ...more

  • Bayern bin Ancelotti, Mamma Mia v Bohemian Rhapsody, and the Witches of the South

    Sep 28 2017

    On today’s episode of The Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Michael Cox to the pod to analyse the fallout from the midweek Champions League games, not least Bayern’s defeat to PSG which saw the Bavarians say auf Wiedersehen to Big Carlo. Also up for discussion: a preview of City’s top o’ the table clash with Chelsea, Liverpool’s new narrative, and Italy’s witchiest team. PARISH NOTICES: • Totally Football Live in Birmingham is happening at the Glee c...more

  • xG, OGs and Cliff Richard’s greatest hits

    Sep 25 2017

    On this sparklingly erudite edition of The Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, David Preece and Opta’s Duncan Alexander. On the agenda: why Crystal Palace are much better than their league position suggests; a look ahead to all the mid-week Champions League ties, including Celtic’s must win trip to Anderlecht; and what Man City’s hot streak has in common with Cliff Richard’s discography.
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  • Liverpool lose again, Mark Sampson sent packing, and big trouble in little Paris

    Sep 21 2017

    On your brand spanking new Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo welcomes Josh Widdecombe to the fold alongside stalwarts James Horncastle and Michael Cox. There’s plenty to discuss, too. How many will Man City put past Palace? Are Liverpool a shoo-in for 7th? And who out of Huddersfield and Burnley will end the weekend in third? We’re also joined by Carrie Dunn, who gives her thoughts on Mark Sampson’s sacking, and Julien Laurens, who takes time out from the delivery room to share the inside tra...more

  • Introducing: The Totally Football League Show

    Sep 19 2017

    On this inaugural Totally Football League Show, Iain Macintosh and Matt Stanger are joined in the studio by Alex McLeish, which gives us a great opportunity to discuss two of his former clubs, Birmingham and Aston Villa. Also in the podcast, we get up close and personal at Millwall, find out what all the fuss is about at Exeter, and find out how the other Pep is getting on at Oxford. PARISH NOTICES: • subscribe on iTunes and leave us a review: http://apple.co/2xgh511 • send us a tweet: @thetot...more

  • Agüero’s goal-glut, Everton’s glass ceiling, and reassessing Arsenal's Köln-onic irritation

    Sep 18 2017

    On today’s Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Sasha Goryunov and Simon Hughes to analyse a weekend in which both Manchester sides laid down significant markers in their bid to bring the Premier League trophy back to the North West. Ten goals they scored between them, conceding none. The six London clubs, in contrast, didn’t rustle the net once. The question is, who would you rather watch: City or United? Also on today’s agenda: geopolitics, more ufology, and ‘Arry...more

  • City off to a flyer in Feyenoord but Liverpool’s defensive problems become even more Sevilla

    Sep 14 2017

    On your all new Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Julien Laurens and Michael Cox to reflect on a goal-tastic opening round of games in the Champions League. City and Spurs recorded impressive results away to Feyenoord and home to Dortmund, but Liverpool’s familiar flaws at the back were all too apparent as they drew 2-2 at home to Sevilla. PSG meanwhile looked all-too-menacing as they crushed Celtic 5-0 in Glasgow. After our comprehensive Euro review, we turn our att...more

  • Jaw-dropping performances by Mane and Sane as Frank De Boer is shown the door

    Sep 11 2017

    On today’s super soaraway Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by Kelly Cates, Iain Macintosh and Rafa Honigstein to assess a weekend of goals, controversial red cards and, ultimately, panic as Crystal Palace dispensed with the services of Frank De Boer after all of 77 days. We kick off of course by discussing Man City’s 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool, while elsewhere in our Premier League review there’s praise for Stoke, Brighton and even - shock horror - Arsenal. It’s a Champions League wee...more

  • Sanchez in tears, Leicester in limbo, and Bilic and De Boer in the last chance saloon

    Sep 07 2017

    On your brand new Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo, Michael Cox, James Horncastle and David Preece give a Dele Alli-like middle finger to the international break and give a proper fist bump to the Premier League. Liverpool head to Man City in the biggest clash of the weekend while there’s a six-pointer at the bottom as Arsenal host Bournemouth. Frank De Boer and Slaven Bilic though could find themselves in a real pickle if the can’t results against Burnley and Huddersfield. Amongst our other t...more

  • Ho-hum for England, hope for Scotland and humiliation for Italy

    Sep 04 2017

    On today’s Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo welcomes to the fold newcomers Seamas O’Reilly from the Irish Times and Watford’s former sporting director Luke Dowling, and they take their spots alongside pod stalwarts Rafa Honigstein and Iain Macintosh as the gang look back on a truly mixed bag of international games. Yes, England stunk out the joint once again - as did Ireland, to be fair -  but Scotland did the business against Lithuania. It’s that sort of hope that kills, says our man Jim Burke...more

  • The (transfer) window of discontent and your essential Champions League almanac

    Aug 31 2017

    On this edition of the Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle and Andy Brassell to give their two penn’orth on Sanches to Swansea, the Ox to Liverpool and the rest of transfer window deals that had been completed on deadline day. We’ll of course catch up on Monday’s show with the big moves that happened after we pressed stop . Plus, we look ahead to the international break, which isn’t nearly as tedious as it sounds, and then we’re joined by a virtual Ju...more

  • Xhaka Can’t as Arsenal are annihilated at Anfield and Mbappe to PSG

    Aug 28 2017

    On today’s Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by Michael Cox, Julien Laurens, Leroy Rosenior and Iain Macintosh. These people should have better things to do on a bank holiday than talk football for an hour at Jazz FM, our unlikely new home, but hey - their loss is your gain. Probably. Speaking of jazz, we begin by riffing on Arsenal’s misery after they were spanked 4-0 by a mighty impressive Liverpool. How bad is it going to get for Arsenal? West Ham bad, or just Crystal Palace bad?...more

  • Harry Maguire’s formidable frame, Benitez v Bilic, and the Ederson shuffle

    Aug 24 2017

    On your brand new Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Adam Hurrey, and Mark Schwartzer. Only one of those four won back-to-back Premier League winners medals - not that he likes to talk about it. The gang look ahead to the weekend in the Premier League, not least Arsenal’s trip to Anfield and a no doubt far more miserable affair at St James Park when Newcastle host West Ham. Other points of interest include Mark advising us to look out for Ederson’s shuffle in Man ...more

  • Man United looking menacing, ill-advised celebrations, and West Brom’s axis of evil

    Aug 21 2017

    On the latest Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by Kelly Cates, Iain Macintosh and Philippe Auclair to look back on a splendid weekend in - or is it on? - Planet Football. Philippe reports on his afternoon at Wembley where he saw Chelsea bounce back and give Tottenham an unhappy house warming. Iain meanwhile was at the John Smith’s Stadium to see Huddersfield continue their superb start to life back in the top flight, but Kelly’s already had enough of Arsenal living down to expectatio...more

  • Goalkeeping gripes, defensive walls, and Spurs look to end their Wembley wobbles

    Aug 17 2017

    On today’s Totally Football Show, AC Jimbo is joined by James Horncastle, Michael Cox and (deep breath) former-Darlington-and-Aberdeen-goalie-turned-pundit, David Preece. David’s on hand to give his view about the state of goalkeeping in the Premier League, and he also shares some radical - though not quite Trumpian - theories about walls and defending freekicks. Elsewhere, we preview all the big games in the Premier League this coming weekend, not least crisis-ridden Chelsea and their trip t...more

  • Chelsea crash and Burn-ley as Huddersfield make their mark

    Aug 14 2017

    Boom! It's episode two of the Totally Football Show, and AC Jimbo is joined by Rafa Honigstein, Leroy Rosenior and Iain Macintosh to mull over a splendiferous opening weekend in the Premier League, with goals, red cards and shonky defending aplenty. Chelsea tonked at home by Burnley! Huddersfield finishing the weekend joint top! Liverpool blowing it at Watford! Speaking of Liverpool, they have a tricky trip to German upstarts Hoffenheim in a Champions League qualifier on Tuesday night. ...more

  • A New Hope

    Aug 08 2017

    Finally, in a world starved of topical football podcasts, The Totally Football Show has arrived. Pod legend James Richardson crosses the Rubicon with Kelly Cates, James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, and Yoko Macintosh to preview the new Premier League season, pausing only to chat Ligue 1, Serie A and the Championship. The pod quad discuss the fallout from the Community Shield, and Julien salivates at the prospect of Neymar at PSG. Hear how far they were willing to go to secure the Brazilian. Plu...more

  • The Totally Football Show with James Richardson...coming soon

    Aug 04 2017