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The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

James Richardson and Team Totally are here three times a week with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don’t. On Monday, we review all the weekend’s action. On Tuesday, it’s the Euro crew with James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein looking at matters across the continent. And on Thursday, Duncan Alexander brings the silliness and numbers.

Tracks

Will Rice and Havertz make the difference for Arsenal against City?
Jimbo has Charlie Eccleshare, Benji Lanyado and a dejected Tom Williams in the pod to talk about England, Wales, and the rest of the international headlines before getting stuck into the long-awaited return of the Premier League - not least, Man City v Arsenal. Plus, who is the top flight's fouliest player? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Welsh Euro dreams dashed but Ukraine and Georgia through (01m 20s) • PART 2a: Assorted international news (13m 00s) • PART 2b: England 2 - 2 Belgium, Mainoo, Toney, etc (17m 00s) • PART 3a: City v Arsenal preview (26m 00s) • PART 3b: Liverpool v Brighton and the best/worst foulers in the PL (34m 30s)  • PART 4a: West Ham v Newcastle 40m 00s) • PART 4b: Spurs v Luton and love for Ross Barkley (44m 00s) • PART 4c: Villa v Wolves and the rest of the PL weekend (50m 10s)    Produced by Ben Green   SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
60:00 28/03/2024
Does Rice need help for England, are Germany back and can Wales do it again?
Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Seb Stafford-Bloor and more in the midst of a historic international break. Brazil break down England at Wembley with the first ever international goal of Endrick’s career. Hear why the Three Lions need two defensive midfielders and why that’s not defensive. Kristof Terreur gives us the lowdown on England’s next opponents Belgium. And Tom Williams feels that Wales are heading in the right direction ahead of their Euro 2024 play-off clash with Poland. Germany raise many eyebrows by scoring against France after 7 seconds and outclassing their illustrious opponents, with Wirtz and Mittelstadt perhaps set to star this summer. Plus Paul Cook, Ralf Rangnick and Gus Poyet’s contract situation. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: England 0-1 Brazil (02.30) • PART 1b: A look at Belgium with Kristof Terreur (13.45) • PART 2a: Wales v Poland preview with Tom Williams (29.00) • PART 2b: Big nights for Ukraine and Georgia (37.00)  • PART 3a: Leicester charged, Chesterfield promoted (45.00) • PART 3b: France 0-2 Germany (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
60:24 24/03/2024
England v Brazil, Euro 24 play-offs and that Forest points deduction
Jimbo, Rory Smith, Duncan Alexander and Jack Lang look ahead to the enigma that is the March international break. The last 3 spots at Euro 2024 will be decided with fans from Wales to Luxembourg dreaming of a place in Germany. But could it be a nightmare for the host nation? England host Brazil at Wembley in a friendly that marks Dorival Junior’s first game in charge and perhaps sees the Seleção as underdogs. We ask when were Brazil last Brazil? Elsewhere, San Marino’s bad moment continues against Saint Kitts & Nevis. Nottingham Forest are deducted 4 points for breaching PSR, with potentially more deductions to come for Everton. Plus Rhys Ifans, Ian Ormondroyd and Gladiators. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Points per game and Gladiators (01.30) • PART 2: England v Brazil preview (04.45) • PART 3a: A look at the Euro 24 playoffs (17.00) • PART 3b: France v Germany headlines other friendlies (27.00)  • PART 4a: Richard Hughes and the Women’s Champions League (33.00) • PART 4b: Nottingham Forest deducted 4 points (37.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
43:05 21/03/2024
Barcelona’s phenomenal week and what has happened to Juventus?
Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein are back to feast upon all the continental action. The draws for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and beyond have everyone excited. Hear why it was the worst possible draw for Bayern and Real Madrid. And are PSG already at Wembley? Not if Barcelona have their say. It’s been a great week for Xavi and the new generation of La Masia graduates as they hammer Atletico. Juventus were challenging for the title two months ago but now their place in the top 4 is in real jeopardy. Where has it gone wrong for Max Allegri and the Old Lady? Leverkusen make it 38 games unbeaten as the Bundesliga title becomes increasingly inevitable. Could David Moyes be the first manager to beat Xabi Alonso this season?  Speaking of managers, it’s Sarri out and Tudor in at Lazio. Plus Christian Streich is leaving after 12 years at Freiburg, and Ralph Hasenhuttl is returning to management with Wolfsburg. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 1b: Those European quarter-final draws (07.00) • PART 2: Bundesliga - Streich out as Leverkusen win yet again (17.00) • PART 3: La Liga - Barca batter Atletico and Almeria win at last (29.00)  • PART 4: Serie A - Sarri leaves Lazio and Juventus go off the rails (43.00) • PART 5: Ligue 1 - Mbappe’s hat-trick sinks Montpellier (60.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
73:54 19/03/2024
Man United edge an FA Cup classic and join Coventry, Chelsea and Man City in the FA Cup semi finals
Jimbo is joined in the studio by JJ Bull, Matt Davies-Adams and Tim Spiers to discuss the weekend's FA Cup and Premier League action. Man United edged an FA Cup classic 4-3 against Liverpool with two extra time goals from Rashford and Diallo. Liverpool led in normal time before Antony struck back to take it to extra time. Klopp's side then led again in extra time via Harvey Elliott before Man Utd's late double sealed the tie. Coventry provided the shock of the weekend, knocking out Gary O'Neil's Wolves side with two stoppage time goals to earn a trip to Wembley to face Man Utd. Chelsea and Man City complete the other semi final after wins against Leicester and Newcastle. Plus Henderson watch, clashing socks and a look at all the Premier League games with big wins for Fulham and Burnley. Produced by Jesse Howard.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Man Utd Vs Liverpool (05'20) • PART 2a: Chelsea Vs Leicester (18'00)  • PART 3a: Coventry shock Wolves (27'30) • PART 3b: City beat Newcastle (33'00) • PART 4a: Tim on Henderson watch (35'10) • PART 4b: Premier League roundup (45'10) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
57:18 18/03/2024
Arsenal show their steel and Man United look to save their season against Liverpool
Jimbo is joined in the studio by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams in a week packed full of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League action. Not one but two penalty shootouts this week as Arsenal overcome Porto and Atletico power past Inter. Do the Gunners get enough credit for their defensive solidity? And are Dortmund the team everyone wants to play in the last 8? However the game of the week came at the Vitality in the Premier League as Bournemouth come from 3-0 down at half-time against Luton to win 4-3. Elias Burke tells us about a heartbreaking night for the Hatters ahead of a literal six-pointer against Nottingham Forest on Saturday. It’s FA Cup quarter-final weekend with Man United versus Liverpool the headline fixture. Can Erik ten Hag save the season? Plus hear how Michael Edwards returning to Liverpool is significant. Plus Saarbrücken, former Chelsea managers and why this is the most annoying weekend of the season. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Arsenal progress past Porto on penalties (05.30) • PART 1b: Penalty joy as well for Atleti against Inter (12.45) • PART 1c: Barca and Dortmund both through to the last 8 (16.00) • PART 2a: Bournemouth 4-3 Luton with Elias Burke (24.00)  • PART 2b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (29.00) • PART 3: FA Cup quarter-final preview (35.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55:23 14/03/2024
Big Champions League week for Barcelona and Inzaghi’s irresistible Inter
Jimbo is joined by the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein ahead of a must-win week for clubs in the Champions League. Napoli travel to Catalunya to take on Barcelona in the last 16 second leg. It could be season over for the losers, and an especially bleak future for Barca given their wage bill. Meanwhile can Porto disrupt Arsenal and go through? Will Dortmund show the resilience against PSV that has characterised their Champions League campaign? Inter take on Atletico having won 13 out of 13 in 2024. Why isn’t Simone Inzaghi being linked with more top jobs? We revisit Roma’s incredible 4-0 win over Brighton in the Europa League with De Rossi adapting and De Zerbi losing his rag. Plus Marseille make it 5 wins out of 5, Rafa Benitez’s Celta Vigo are in trouble and Harry Kane is chasing the Bundesliga scoring record. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2: Champions League last 16 preview (07.00) • PART 3a: Ligue 1 - Marseille cooking with Gasset (27.00) • PART 3b: Europa League and Conference League last 16 preview (37.00)  • PART 3c: Serie A - Atalanta players in the shop window (47.00) • PART 4a: La Liga - Real Madrid thump Celta Vigo (53.00) • PART 4b: Bundesliga - Kane chasing the record (60.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
72:37 12/03/2024
Liverpool and Man City battle to epic draw as Havertz heads Arsenal top
Another huge weekend in the Premier League and Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Colin Millar and Mark Carey to dissect it all. Liverpool and Man City draw 1-1 at Anfield in a pulsating encounter. Is it a good point for either side or a big missed opportunity for either side?  That result allows Arsenal to go top with victory over Brentford, as tall summer signings Rice and Havertz reap rewards for the Gunners. Tottenham tear apart Aston Villa in the Champions League six-pointer, with James Maddison proving to be a newly hidden threat. Plus PSR, fun Luton, pragmatic Brighton and Everton’s xG woes explained. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Liverpool 1-1 Man City (03.30) • PART 2a: Aston Villa 0-4 Tottenham (21.00) • PART 2b: Brighton 1-0 Forest & West Ham 2-2 Burnley (27.00) • PART 2c: Arsenal 2-1 Brentford (33.00)  • PART 3a: Leicester and more PSR chat (41.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (47.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
65:42 11/03/2024
Klopp v Pep for the last time at Anfield, plus the worst teams in Premier League history
Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Seb Stafford-Bloor into the studio after a “meh” Champions League week and a mouthwatering Premier League weekend. Liverpool host Man City at Anfield in the last Premier League meeting between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. We look back at some of the highlights of one of the most high-quality rivalries of all time. At the other end of the scale, we discuss the dismal pantheon of worst teams in Premier League history after Sheffield United lowered the bar even further against Arsenal on Monday night. The big teams in action all progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals this week, with Kane, Haaland and Mbappe all showing off their signature skills. And it’s 4th v 5th on Sunday as Aston Villa take on Spurs. But all the talk ahead of that match is about Villa’s massive wage bill and Tottenham’s season ticket prices. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Champions League last 16 round-up (01.30) • PART 2a: Liverpool v Man City preview (16.00) • PART 2b: Free-scoring Arsenal in action too (27.00) • PART 3a: Come on the coefficient (34.00)  • PART 3b: Aston Villa v Spurs preview (38.00) • PART 4a: The worst teams in Premier League history (48.00)  • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (51.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
61:40 07/03/2024
Pedri’s injury nightmare, and are Leverkusen home and dry?
It's Jimbo and an interspersed Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. We look ahead to the last 16 second legs of the Champions League, where Bayern’s hopes of silverware could be ended by Lazio. With Leverkusen 10 points clear, is that it for the Bundesliga title race? Real Madrid host Leipzig after a final whistle controversy at Valencia that sees Jude Bellingham sent off. And with Barcelona losing Pedri to injury again, we ask if his career could be a warning sign to Lamine Yamal? Kylian Mbappe is taken off again in PSG’s draw at Monaco. Does Luis Enrique have a problem with star players? And it’s time to sing the praises of Stuttgart who look certain to be in the Champions League next season, as do Bologna. Plus it’s been one of the best weeks in Mallorca’s history. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend Part 1 (01.00) • PART 2a: Struggling Bayern take on Lazio (03.30) • PART 2b: Elsewhere in the Bundesliga (10.00) • PART 3a: More Mbappe melodrama ahead of Real Sociedad trip (16.00)  • PART 3b: Elsewhere in Ligue 1 (21.30) • PART 4a: Moment of the weekend Part 2 (27.00)  • PART 4b: Real Madrid final whistle controversy (29.00) • PART 5a: Roma and Bologna on fire in Serie A (35.00) • PART 5b: More injury woe for Barcelona (44.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55:42 05/03/2024
City dominate United in the derby while Liverpool leave it very late at Forest
Matt Davies-Adams is in the hotseat with Tim Spiers, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Jack Pitt-Brooke for company after a Premier League weekend full of late drama and stunning goals. Man City come from behind to beat Man United 3-1 at the Etihad. Are we still yet to see the best of City? And could Phil Foden be footballer of the year? Controversy for Clattenburg at the City Ground as Liverpool win in the 99th minute at Forest. We praise Liverpool’s resolve and ask if Forest are peak Barclays? Also on the agenda, the likeable Timo Werner, the Kompany conundrum, the players that could miss out on the Euros and the most improved player in the Premier League. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Goal of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2a: Man City 3-1 Man Utd (05.00) • PART 2b: Burnley 0-2 Bournemouth (19.30) • PART 3a: Nottingham Forest 0-1 Liverpool (26.00)  • PART 3b: Luton 2-3 Aston Villa (36.00) • PART 3c: Tottenham 3-1 Crystal Palace (42.00)  • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (48.00) We're asking you to fill out a quick survey about you and your podcast habits by going to theathletic.com/survey24. Three lucky entries will win £100 worth of Amazon vouchers too SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63:46 04/03/2024
Thrilling City ready for Manchester derby as Everton points reprieve piles on pressure at the bottom
Jimbo is joined in the studio by Tom Williams, Jay Harris and Adrian Clarke in the middle of a week jam-packed with football. The FA Cup 5th round brings drama and an incredible display from holders Man City who win 6-2 at Luton with Erling Haaland scoring 5. Is there any way Man United can tame City at the Etihad on Sunday? Chelsea leave it late to knock out Leeds at Stamford Bridge. Hear why the criticism of Mauricio Pochettino’s side this week has been overblown. Matt Slater tells us what we need to know about Everton’s points deduction reduction and what it means for both them and Forest. And how likely is it we won’t know the final league table when the season ends? Brentford are feeling the heat at the bottom after another defeat at West Ham on Monday. Have they let the external noise get to them? Plus Bailey, Cristiano and the Danns family tree. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: 29th February and Ronaldo suspended (01.00) • PART 2: FA Cup 5th round review - Haaland hits 5 ahead of derby (03.30) • PART 3a: Everton’s points deduction reduced, with Matt Slater (28.00) • PART 3b: Reasons for Brentford to be worried (37.00)  • PART 4: The rest of the Premier League weekend (45.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
60:11 29/02/2024
Enrique shows Mbappe who’s boss as De Rossi’s Roma continue to roar
Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo into the studio to review all the latest happenings from around the continent. PSG battle back to draw with Rennes and they do it after substituting Kylian Mbappe off. Hear how Luis Enrique is planning for life without Kylian. The Europa League and Conference League draws threw up some mouthwatering ties, including De Zerbi’s Brighton against De Rossi’s Roma. With the Giallorossi resurgent under their interim manager, will he get the job permanently and can they sink the Seagulls? Leverkusen make it a record 33 games unbeaten while Harry Kane bails out Bayern. Could the hierarchy in Munich be eyeing up Sebastian Hoeness as an alternative to Alonso? And in Spain, Sevilla complain about Real Madrid TV and Athletic are proving to be the Basque bottlers. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.00) • PART 2: Ligue 1 - Mbappe subbed by PSG (12.00) • PART 3a: Europa League and Conference League last 16 draws (22.00) • PART 3b: Bundesliga - Kane bails out Bayern (36.00)  • PART 4: La Liga - Sevilla complain about Real Madrid TV (44.00) • PART 5: Serie A - Allegri noncommittal on future (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63:19 27/02/2024
Klopp DNA leads Liverpool to the League Cup, plus we applaud Arsenal and salute Silva
Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Colin Millar and Matt Davies-Adams after the first silverware of the season is dished out at Wembley. Liverpool’s kids overcome Chelsea’s expensively assembled squad and win the Carabao Cup thanks to a late Virgil Van Dijk header in extra-time. The panel discuss Van Dijk’s resurgence, Chelsea’s missed opportunity and the Klopp DNA at Anfield. In the Premier League, Arsenal are playing like one of the best teams in Europe as they make it 6 wins in a row by smashing the Magpies. What happened to Newcastle’s plan for world domination? We offer Marco Silva some overdue praise after Fulham’s last-gasp victory at Old Trafford and venture why Villa should bin the Conference League and concentrate all their efforts on the top 4. Plus the most consistent player in the Premier League and the most disappointing team in Premier League history. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Liverpool win the Carabao Cup (03.00) • PART 1b: Wolves 1-0 Sheffield Utd (19.00) • PART 2a: Man United 1-2 Fulham (21.00) • PART 2b: Aston Villa 4-2 Forest (32.00)  • PART 3: Arsenal and Man City win again (39.00) • PART 4: Victory for Glasner and the rest of the PL weekend (51.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63:54 26/02/2024
Stretched Liverpool take on Chelsea at Wembley, while Arsenal rue lack of depth in Porto
Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Natalie Gedra into the studio with some intriguing chat about some intriguing football. It’s the League Cup final this weekend. Liverpool managed to battle back and beat Luton in the Premier League despite their big list of absentees. Are they still the favourites against Chelsea? And will it be better than the last Klopp-Poch final? Arsenal are beaten by the last kick of the game in the Champions League as we question Arteta’s faith in his bench and whether the competition really is the best of the best. There’s almost a full calendar of league fixtures this weekend with the most one-sided game in English football and the first game in English football for Oliver Glasner at Crystal Palace. Raphael Honigstein tells us more. Plus GD, xG and the most irreplaceable player in the Premier League. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Wycombe off to Wembley (01.00) • PART 2: Porto 1-0 Arsenal (03.30) • PART 3: The rest of the Champions League midweek (15.30) • PART 4: Depleted Liverpool take on Chelsea at Wembley (25.00)  • PART 5a: Raphael Honigstein on Glasner’s Palace (37.00) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (44.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
59:56 22/02/2024
Bayern beaten again as Napoli and Barcelona try to save their seasons
It’s another huge week across the continent, and Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romero have you covered. Bayern Munich are beaten for the 3rd game in a row, this time by Bochum as they slip 8 points behind leaders Leverkusen. What’s happened to Harry Kane and what will happen to Thomas Tuchel if they lose again to Leipzig? Napoli are set to make another managerial switch ahead of their Champions League clash with Barcelona. Has this been one of the most shambolic seasons in football history from the Italian champions? And are Barca in a worse state than they are? Elsewhere the panel get excited about Inter v Atletico and the forthcoming Europa and Conference League action. Plus Mbappe’s going to Real Madrid, Gattuso leaves Marseille and the fastest goal in Austrian Bundesliga history. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend and TV rights (01.00) • PART 2: Bayern Munich beaten by Bochum (15.00) • PART 3a: Champions League preview (26.00) • PART 3b: Europa and Conference League preview (40.00)  • PART 4: Mbappe to Real Madrid (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
66:38 20/02/2024
Liverpool and Arsenal capitalise on City's rare slip up
Jimbo has Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and JJ Bull for company to look back on an injury-tainted win for leaders Liverpool, while goaltastic Arsenal leap ahead of off-colour City. Plus: sexy Wolves; a new tattoo for Mark Clattenburg; and the latest at Crystal Palace   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: weekend roundup and favourite goals (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Sheff U 0 - 5 Brighton and the worst foul of the season (05m 30s) • PART 1c: Luton 1 - 2 Man U (07m 00s)  • PART 2a: City 1 - 1 Chelsea (15m 30s) • PART 2b: Brentford 1 - 4 Liverpool (21m 00s) • PART 2c: Burnley 0 - 5 Arsenal (25m 30s) • PART 3a: Spurs 1 - 2 Wolves and Son’s broken finger (29m 00s) • PART 3b: Fulham 1 - 2 Villa (32m 00s) • PART 3c: Forest 2 - 0 West Ham, crisis time for the Hammers, and a new job for Mark Clattenburg (34m 30s)  • PART 3d: Newcastle 2 - 2 Bournemouth, co-effiencents and Dan Ashworth’s magic laptop (40m 00s) • PART 4: A wild week at Crystal Palace - with Reuben Pinder (50m 00s) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
57:35 19/02/2024
Can flakey Chelsea go toe to toe with Man City again?
Jimbo, James Horncastle, Jack Lang and Tom Williams regale us with tales of a Champions League midweek and Premier League weekend to come. Bayern are beaten again in Rome by Lazio. Can they sort themselves out by the time the return leg comes around in 3 weeks time? There are victories for PSG and Real Madrid as well as we give Carlo Ancelotti some praise for his man-management skills. Man City dispose of Copenhagen - next up an unpredictable Chelsea side featuring Cole Palmer, who drew 4-4 with City in November! Elsewhere there’s some love for Roberto De Zerbi whose Brighton side aren’t exactly setting the Premier League alight right now. Plus Do You Speak Football, the Beach Soccer World Cup and that Philogene goal/own goal. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Big news for Tom (01.00) • PART 2a: Lazio 1-0 Bayern Munich (06.00) • PART 2b: PSG and Real Madrid also victorious (12.30) • PART 3: Man City win in Copenhagen - next up Chelsea (24.00)  • PART 4a: The PL’s first ever sacking and the cult of De Zerbi (32.00) • PART 4b: The Beach Soccer World Cup (39.00) • PART 5a: What a midweek in the EFL (46.00) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
64:13 15/02/2024
Lifeless Bayern and red-hot Real Madrid get set for the Champions League
Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens look ahead to the return of the Champions League. Bayern warm up for their game with Lazio by losing the top of the table clash at Leverkusen in the Bundesliga. Why did Rapha describe them as embarrassing? Should they give Xabi Alonso a call? Playtime’s over for Girona as Real Madrid win the other top two clash in Spain. It’s Leipzig next in the Champions League. Hear why Los Blancos could dominate Spanish football for the next decade. PSG prepare for Real Sociedad by extending their lead and their unbeaten run in Ligue 1. And Inter make another statement with a big win at resurgent Roma. Plus Daniel Storey joins us to discuss the incredible finale at AFCON where hosts Ivory Coast secure one of the great tournament wins. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (01.30) • PART 2: Crisis at Bayern after Leverkusen defeat - next up Lazio (07.30) • PART 3a: Real Madrid thrash Girona - next up Leipzig (25.00) • PART 3b: Shock defeats for Real Sociedad & Atletico (31.00)  • PART 4a: PSG prepare for Real Sociedad (36.00) • PART 4b: A great week for the Milan clubs (42.00) • PART 5: Ivory Coast win AFCON, with Daniel Storey (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63:00 13/02/2024
Supreme Arsenal stick six past Moyes’s Hammers
Jimbo is joined in the studio by Michael Cox, Mark Carey and Adrian Clarke after another thrilling weekend of Premier League football. Arsenal embarrass David Moyes and West Ham with a 6-0 win at the London Stadium. Have the Gunners been revitalised by the winter break? And just how concerned should West Ham be? It’s Scott McTominay to the rescue at Villa Park but the panel still aren’t convinced by Man United’s Champions League hopes. There’s credit due to Sheffield United and Caoimhin Kelleher but does Roberto De Zerbi need to be a bit less dogmatic and more adaptable? Plus blue cards, magic tricks, the fastest players in the Premier League and goals we could have scored. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Saints stunners and weekend conclusions (01.00) • PART 2a: West Ham 0-6 Arsenal (07.30) • PART 2b: Liverpool and City victorious too (16.00) • PART 3a: Great weekends for Qatar and Leverkusen (22.00)  • PART 3b: Aston Villa 1-2 Man United (29.30) • PART 3c: Tottenham 2-1 Brighton (34.00) • PART 4a: Nottingham Forest 2-3 Newcastle (38.00) • PART 4b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (41.00) • PART 4c: The blue card furore (50.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
58:53 12/02/2024
Arsenal test title credentials at West Ham, plus a fitting final at AFCON
Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Benji Lanyado into The Athletic studio to analyse a big weekend across multiple competitions. Arsenal head to West Ham in the Premier League with the Hammers looking for a 3rd win over the Gunners this season. Do we have Arteta’s team right in terms of what kind of team they are? And why do some West Ham fans continue to be unhappy with David Moyes? Aston Villa take on red-hot Man United at Villa Park. Now that United are taking their chances, is Bruno Fernandes’s hard work about to be rewarded? It was a bad midweek for Villa as they were well beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup. But can we really trust Pochettino’s side to keep this going? Our AFCON final is set for Sunday - Daniel Storey joins us to preview the best team in the competition Nigeria, up against the miracle-working hosts Ivory Coast. Plus the Southampton way, and the Britpop Kevin De Bruyne. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Chelsea outclass Villa to headline FA Cup replays (02.00) • PART 2a: Man City v Everton preview (11.45) • PART 2b: West Ham v Arsenal preview (18.00)  • PART 3a: Aston Villa v Man United preview (33.00) • PART 3b: Tottenham v Brighton preview (36.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League weekend (42.00) • PART 4: AFCON final preview with Daniel Storey (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
62:55 08/02/2024
Inter seize control of Serie A, with the top two set to clash in Spain and Germany
Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens take in some monumental match-ups across the continent. Inter beat Juventus to take the title initiative, thanks to the fluidity of Pavard and an Alonso-esque performance from Calhanoglu. Speaking of Xabi, Leverkusen and Bayern both win ahead of their clash in the Bundesliga this Saturday, where Thomas Muller will look for his 501st win at club level. The top two will also meet in Spain this weekend. Girona and Real Madrid both drew, as Atletico missed their chance to keep their title hopes alive. Will Kylian Mbappe be lining up at the Bernabeu next season? His mind is reportedly made up. Who could replace him at PSG? Plus El Bilbao, crisis meetings in Marseille and tennis balls in Berlin. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.00) • PART 2a: Inter 1-0 Juventus (07.45) • PART 2b: Real Madrid 1-1 Atletico Madrid (16.45)  • PART 3: Leverkusen and Bayern ready for battle (26.00) • PART 4a: Henderson debuts for Ajax (33.00) • PART 4b: The race for the top 4 in Italy (36.00) • PART 4c: The race for the top 4 in Spain (43.00) • PART 5: Mbappe set for Real Madrid? (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
64:50 06/02/2024
Liverpool lose their heads at Arsenal while Chelsea fans finally lose patience
Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and Matt Davies-Adams after a weekend packed full of goals and drama in the Premier League. A howler from Van Dijk and Alisson sees Liverpool suffer just their second league defeat of the season. Did the Reds lose their heads? And were Man City the real winners on Sunday? It was another 4 goals shipped by Chelsea as Wolves heaped more pressure on Pochettino at Stamford Bridge. The panel give Gary O’Neil some love and list the many reasons for Blues fans to be upset. Palace fans are also upset after a dreadful day at Brighton while Luton again show they can play in an 8-goal thriller at Newcastle. We have our AFCON semi-finalists with hosts Ivory Coast earning the moniker of ‘zombie elephants.’ Plus sandwiches at Sheffield United and green shoots at Old Trafford. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal 3-1 Liverpool (04.00) • PART 2a: Chelsea 2-4 Wolves (13.00) • PART 2b: Man United 3-0 West Ham & Bournemouth 1-1 Forest (24.00)  • PART 3a: Newcastle 4-4 Luton (30.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (34.00) • PART 3c: AFCON semi-finals ahoy (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
55:20 05/02/2024
Brand new Liverpool head to Arsenal and why smart Luton battered Brighton
Jimbo, Duncan Alexander, Tom Williams and Seb Stafford-Bloor pack themselves into a studio surrounded by football stories. Leaders Liverpool hammer Chelsea, led by the irrepressible Conor Bradley and the woodwork-loving Darwin Nunez. Next up - Arsenal at the Emirates. Spurs overcome Maupay’s Brentford in a game dictated by darts celebrations. Villa lose at home for the first time in almost a year in the Premier League and Luton move out of the relegation zone after smashing the Seagulls.   Maher Mezahi brings us the latest from AFCON where none of the quarter-finalists were in the last 8 at the last tournament. Plus Mancini storms off, All Played Out and Lightning Strikes ’95. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Quiet transfer deadline day (02.30) • PART 2a: Tottenham 3-2 Brentford (08.00) • PART 2b: Liverpool 4-1 Chelsea (17.00)  • PART 2c: Man City 3-1 Burnley (24.30) • PART 3a: Luton 4-0 Brighton (30.00) • PART 3b: Aston Villa 1-3 Newcastle (36.00) • PART 3c: The rest of the Premier League midweek & weekend (39.00) • PART 4a: Asian Cup update (45.00) • PART 4b: AFCON update with Maher Mezahi (47.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63:55 01/02/2024
Why Xavi reached breaking point at Barcelona, plus Inter Juve looms large
Jimbo is back with the colossal continental crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein. Xavi announces he will be leaving Barcelona at the end of the season, just 4 months after signing a contract extension as manager. What led to the Barca legend calling it quits and where do the Catalan club go from here? Where does Jurgen Klopp go from here? Is it straight to the German national job? His heir apparent Xabi Alonso saw his Leverkusen side lose ground in the title race this weekend. The top two meet on Sunday with Inter going into their clash with Juventus back on top of the table. Elsewhere in Serie A, is Ruben Loftus-Cheek making a strong bid for the Euros? Plus PSG throw away a 2-0 lead to an increasingly impressive Brest, while we also witness the youngest player to be sent off in Ligue 1 history. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 2: Xavi leaving Barcelona at the end of the season (09.00) • PART 3: Inter and Juve get ready for the Derby d’Italia (30.00)  • PART 4: PSG pegged back by Brest (44.00) • PART 5: Leverkusen drop points and what next for Klopp? (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
63:37 30/01/2024
Klopp leaving Liverpool and the miracle of Maidstone
Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and Luis Miguel Echegaray into the pod after a surprising weekend in the world of football. Jurgen Klopp announces he will be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season. Along with James Pearce, we discuss what Klopp means to the club, whether Xabi Alonso will be replacing him and whether he might actually stay after all. The FA Cup 5th round sees shocking scenes in the stands at the Hawthorns and on the pitch at Portman Road as 6th tier Maidstone reach the last 16. There’s a full Premier League fixture list to look ahead to with Forest looking to beat Arsenal at the City Ground again. Plus more underdog upsets at AFCON and what is going on with Marcus Rashford? Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: West Brom Wolves fan violence (01.30) • PART 2a: Ipswich 1-2 Maidstone (05.00) • PART 2b: Newport 2-4 Man United (12.30)  • PART 3: Klopp to leave Liverpool, with James Pearce (19.00) • PART 4a: The rest of the FA Cup weekend (39.00) • PART 4b: AFCON and Asian Cup last 16 happenings (43.00) • PART 4c: The Premier League midweek to come (48.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
60:27 29/01/2024
Man City confront Spurs hoodoo in the FA Cup while Chelsea romp to League Cup final with Liverpool
Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Adrian Clarke in the middle of another week of red hot cup action. Chelsea and Liverpool will contest yet another cup final at Wembley after navigating their way through their Carabao Cup semi-finals. Just why did Man City sell Cole Palmer again? It’s FA Cup 4th round weekend with Spurs looking to maintain their perfect record against Man City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Plus there’s a big Black Country derby in the morning and a big banana skin for Man United at Newport. Plus Sinclair, Armstrong and Macken - our favourite 4th round memories. And Maher Mezahi joins us again after another week of shocks and sackings at AFCON. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Trevor Sinclair and the worst game ever (01.30) • PART 1b: Liverpool and Chelsea set up League Cup final (05.30) • PART 1c: Spurs v Man City headlines the FA Cup 4th round (12.30)  • PART 2: The rest of the FA Cup weekend (26.00) • PART 3: The AFCON group stage concludes (42.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
54:29 25/01/2024
Leverkusen extend their lead and Juventus go top of Serie A
Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo are together in the same studio after another seismic weekend across the continent. Bayern are beaten as Leverkusen win late again at Leipzig to extend their lead at the top of the Bundesliga. Have Thomas Tuchel’s side underestimated the threat of Leverkusen? And is Kieran Trippier on his way to Munich? With Inter off winning the Super Cup, the rejuvenated Juventus go top of the table. Hear how the Old Lady got younger and about the sad events that saw Udinese Milan suspended. Controversy reigns in Spain with Real Madrid benefitting from big VAR calls in their comeback win over Almeria. Michiel Jongsma joins us to discuss how PSV finally dropped points and why Henderson has been so heralded by Ajax fans. We’ve got more Coupe De France action and whether or not Karim Benzema will be returning to Lyon. And a reminder of just how good the late Gigi Riva was after his passing this weekend. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Moment of the weekend (02.30) • PART 1b: Paying tribute to Gigi Riva (07.30) • PART 2: Bayern lose as Leverkusen win again (14.30)  • PART 3: PSV drop points, with Michiel Jongsma (28.00) • PART 4: Real VARdrid and another big win for Girona (37.00) • PART 5: Juventus go top as racism mars Udinese-Milan (50.00) • PART 6: Coupe De France and Monaco for sale (61.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
67:57 23/01/2024
Liverpool stepping up without Salah and why Palace need to act now
It’s Jimbo, Daniel Storey, JJ Bull and Sasha Goryunov on the pod after a reduced but goal-filled Premier League weekend. Leaders Liverpool eventually make light work of a tricky trip to Bournemouth, with Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota continuing to step up in the absence of Mo Salah and young players coming to the fore as well. Arsenal get back to winning ways by hammering Palace 5-0 with the Eagles’ travelling support showing their discontent. Did they make a mistake hiring Roy Hodgson and should they make a change now? Ivan Toney is back with a bang, scoring in Brentford’s win over Forest. Hear why he did his England chances no harm. Plus AFCON, the next generation of referees and we go back to square one. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Bournemouth 0-4 Liverpool (03.30) • PART 1b: Sheffield United 2-2 West Ham (11.00) • PART 1c: The next generation of referees (16.00)  • PART 2a: On This Day - back to square one? (24.00) • PART 2b: Arsenal 5-0 Crystal Palace (27.00) • PART 2c: Brentford 3-2 Nottingham Forest (37.00) • PART 3: AFCON, WSL and any other business (46.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
57:39 22/01/2024
Liverpool do battle at Bournemouth as Henderson hotfoots it from Saudi Arabia
Jimbo is joined in The Athletic studio by Natalie Gedra, Caoimhe O’Neill and Duncan Alexander in a week packed full of action across multiple competitions. The two most in-form teams in the Premier League meet on Sunday as Iraola’s resurgent Bournemouth face league leaders Liverpool. Can Dominic Solanke do the business against his old club? What do we expect to see from Ivan Toney as he makes his return to football with Brentford hosting Nottingham Forest? The FA Cup 3rd round replays throw up a number of stories, including the fan who became the 4th official at Molineux and Rob Edwards going viral. The WSL returns from its winter break with champions Chelsea shorn of Sam Kerr for the rest of the season. How worried should the women’s game be worried about all the ACLs? And Maher Mezahi joins us again to review a first round of fixtures full of shocks at AFCON. Produced by Charlie Jones.   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: Bournemouth v Liverpool preview (03.00) • PART 1b: Henderson leaves Saudi Arabia (13.00) • PART 2: West Ham knocked out by Bristol City (20.00)  • PART 3a: More FA Cup 3rd round replays (25.00) • PART 3b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (38.00) • PART 4a: The WSL returns (45.00) • PART 4b: AFCON update with Maher Mezahi (53.00) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £2 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
64:57 18/01/2024

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