Pep talk: dissecting the Manchester derby, an unbeaten Chelsea and passionate post match interviews

November 12, 2018

Welcome to the Telegraph Audio Football Club, joining Thom Gibbs today it's Mina Rzouki, JJ Bull and Matt Law.

Today we painstakingly dissect the Manchester derby, praise Spurs and Chelsea and debate whether or not it’s time for Slavisa Jokanovic to take the next boat out of Craven Cottage.

Our now customary whistlestop tour around Europe takes in a thrilling Der Klassiker, an emotional match between AC Milan and Juventus and (another) limp showing from Thierry Henry’s Monaco.

Plus we preview the upcoming Wayne Rooney testimonial and more excitingly the Nations League and England’s showdown with Croatia.

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MEGA League: Alvaro Morata’s hot streak, Rooney’s return and where now for Southampton?

November 5, 2018

Welcome to the Telegraph Audio Football Club, joining Thom Gibbs today it's Mina Rzouki, JJ Bull and Matt Law.

On the podcast today: flying goalkeepers and a last gasp equaliser at Ashburton Grove as Arsenal took on Liverpool, the evolution of Chelsea’s sensitive striking sensation Alvaro Morata, and when is it correct to show Mark Hughes the Southampton exit door.

There's a European round-up, examine the idea of a megaclub Super League and discuss the international return of Croxeth’s favourite son… Francis Jeffers. Oh, sorry, Wayne Rooney.

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A-harsenal: Manchester United drop Lukaku, Liverpool impress and El Clasico doesn’t disappoint

October 29, 2018

Welcome to the Telegraph Audio Football Club, joining Thom Gibbs today it's Mina Rzouki, JJ Bull and Jim White

On the podcast today: Arsenal stop winning, but does that mean we need to disembark from the Unai Emery excitement train?  

An audio trip to Merseyside as Liverpool continue to impress and Manchester United stake their claim for a hallowed Europa League spot.

Plus a look ahead, at the time of recording to Spurs vs Manchester City on Monday night, Mina Rzouki dissects El Clasico, and JJ Bull invents this year’s must-have Christmas children’s toy

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Take it to the Bridge: Manchester United vs Chelsea, Fulham’s failings and much more

October 22, 2018

It was a reasonably eventful weekend in the Premier League but with Jose Mourinho returning to Stamford Bridge what did you expect? 

Joining Thom Gibbs on AFC it's Mina Rzouki, JJ Bull and Sam Dean.

We dissect events both on and off the pitch at Chelsea, failings across West London at Fulham and spend an appropriate amount of time waxing lyrical about the Manchester City footballing supermen. 

Plus Newcastle sadness, trouble brewing for Crystal Palace, a European round-up, and some thoughts on the next move for Arsene Wenger.

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The Raheem Sterling Conundrum

October 15, 2018

Has the post-World Cup bubble of good feeling towards England burst? Did England 2.0 look at all like getting revenge on Croatia? Why are Scotland so bad!? The international break has provided a heap of questions that need answered and, thankfully, Mina Rzouki is here to do just that, joined by Matt Law and JJ Bull.

We discuss why Raheem Sterling just doesn't turn on the magic for Gareth Southgate, who the next Dutch wonderkids might be, delve into the world of Dean Smith and his Aston Villa adventure, ask whether Aaron Ramsey could play for Barcelona and dissect the weekend's international games as well as previewing Chelsea vs Manchester United: is this the Jose Mourinho end-game?

And if that's not enough, we also find out what the Cleverest Moment of the week was and reveal our absolute favourite football team names. Police Machine FC anyone?


Unai Emery’s Arsenal Globetrotters

October 8, 2018

Goals galore in the Premier League this weekend, everywhere except the game we expected to have at least seven. Thom Gibbs, Matt Law, Mina Rzouki and JJ Bull are back to help decipher it all.

We explore the inconclusive Liverpool vs Man City game, the potential redemption story at Man Utd and Matt names his favourite press conference of the season, if not ever.

Plus a trip down to the Championship, across the channel into continental Europe and find out who we name the Basil Fawlty of football.


If only Man Utd had a Robert Snodgrass

October 1, 2018

It's a week that's gone from bad to worse for the red side of Manchester so what now for Manchester United, what now for Jose Mourinho, and which West Ham player did a passable impression of a South American genius in their 3-1 victory? All that and more is discussed on this week's AFC Telegraph with Thom Gibbs, Mina Rzouki, Matt Law, and JJ Bull. 

Plus the premium Premier League match that was Chelsea Liverpool, we check in on goings on at City, Everton, Arsenal and Spurs, as well as a look ahead to the unpredictable Champions League which we try to predict.

Listen out for Thom's worst Sarri pun yet...



Pep: Control freak or arrogant winner?

September 24, 2018

It was a weekend of battling draws, hard-earned victories with a sprinkling of thrashings. Thom Gibbs is back alongside Mina Rzouki, Matt Law and JJ Bull to discuss it all. 

This week we ask why Wolves look like the real deal, why Spurs should forget about moving stadiums this seasons, and a heated discussion about Manchester City’s suitability for European football. 

Plus a think about the season so far on who the team think is over and under-achieving, and who should be the recipient of Fifa’s large shiny trophy for being the best at football.


Show notes

Audio this week comes from Liverpool FC


Eddie Howe for England

September 17, 2018

The Premier League is back with a bang and the AFC Telegraph team of Mina Rzouki, JJ Bull, Jason Burt, and Jim White are here to analyse it all.

This week we focus in on Spurs defeat to Liverpool, why Fellaini is Manchester United's surprise star player, and we celebrate West Ham's first points of the season, but with trepidation as to what comes next for them.

We hail Eddie Howe and Bournemouth's rapid start to the season and predict he'll be the man to take over from Gareth Southgate.

Plus we have a full Champions League preview, the cleverest moment of the week, and tales of great goals.


Show notes:

Audio this week comes from Manchester City and the MLS 


We’re about to enter the managerial killing fields

September 10, 2018

England, England, England. The optimism around the World Cup is beginning to dissipate as Saturday's 2-1 loss to Spain saw a third loss in a row for Gareth Southgate's side. We've substituted into the host seat Mina Rzouki to oversee this one. Alongside are resident of the studio Matt Law and making their AFC Telegraph debuts are Jim White and Sam Dean too.

This week we work out who England are missing from the centre of the pitch, we dig into the jubilation around Wales, and the mire in Ireland. 

The Premier League returns this weekend and the team pick out the best of the bunch and look ahead to the managerial sacking season.

Plus we look at John Terry's potential move to Spartak Moscow.