July 8, 2019

Yanks for the memories

It’s the final podcast of the World Cup and what a ride it’s been. The USA might have won it fairly easily in the end but it’s been a fantastic tournament and the podcast panel are here to round it off.

 

On the episode today, a review of the final in which the USA convincingly beat The Netherlands, the fallout from the ‘nonsense’ third placed play-off and the AFC World Cup awards.

 

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July 5, 2019

What’s the tea?

England suffer heartbreak in a World Cup semi-final - sounds familiar, feels familiar. Was the tournament a success for Phil Neville and the national team? Today’s podcast panel assess.

 

In the final. the USA look destined to defeat The Netherlands who won 1-0 against Sweden in undoubtedly the dullest match of the tournament.

 

Plus after all that there’s still time to discuss the strangest football commentary we’ve ever heard.

 

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July 1, 2019

The Bronze Age

On the podcast today, England win convincingly against Norway to set up a semi final against tournament favourites the USA.

 

In the other half of the draw The Netherlands face Sweden having both defied the odds in their respective quarter-finals. We review both matches and assess whether Germany and France’s performances were a disappointment.

 

Plus we speak to Jordan Nobbs about the mood in the England camp and reflect on football team’s famous fans.

 

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June 24, 2019

Jill Scott Heroine

On the podcast today, a chaotic game in Valenciennes saw England defeat Cameroon 3-0 in extraordinary circumstances to progress to the quarter-finals.

 

Elsewhere we look at the other games in the round of 16, including a tight win for France over Brazil - which probably means a World Cup farewell to legendary forward Marta.

 

Plus we look back to Scotland’s incredible 3-3 draw with Argentina in the final round of group games and the panel and listeners share times that VAR has made them most furious.

 

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June 17, 2019

A game of Le Havre

On the show we’re talking all things World Cup. England beat Argentina to maintain their 100% start to the tournament, the USA seem unstoppable as they aim to score 100 goals before the final in July, and there are hashtag heartwarming scenes as Thailand score their first ever World Cup goal

The group stages are nearly over but an awful lot could happen in this week’s fixtures - could Scotland reach the knockouts of a World Cup? And on that note, we’ll also hear your momentous footballing firsts. There’s a first time for everything, after all! 

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June 10, 2019

Parris is burning

On the podcast today, England are unconvincing in their World Cup opener against Scotland but nevertheless do start their tournament with a win.

 

Elsewhere there were impressive starts for Brazil and France, while Australia were shocked by Italy and there are some concerns about the levels of organisation and promotion by Fifa.

 

 

Plus Nations League action featuring familiar failings against Holland, penalty heroics from Jordan Pickford, and the whole thing fizzling out with a win for Portugal that you’ve probably already forgotten.

 

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The Women’s World Cup awaits and Thom Gibbs is back in the audio recording facility to look ahead to the tournament.
 
Joining him are host of the Offside Rule podcast, Kait Borsay, comedian Ella Woods, Women's Football Reporter Katie Whyatt, plus Audio Football Club mainstay JJ Bull.
 
Up for discussion on the show: England's concerning form, the players and teams to watch in France and our predictions for who will be lifting the trophy in Lyon. 
 
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June 3, 2019

Smooth Klopperator

The Champions League final may have disappointed but what a tournament it was, the AFC panellists discuss whether Liverpool deserved it (spoiler alert: they did).

 

Plus a look back at the Europa League final, a look ahead to the Nations League and updates from the continent on Conte to Inter, Joao Felix to somewhere and remembering Jose Antonio Reyes.

 

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The Champions League final awaits and Thom Gibbs is back in the audio recording facility to look ahead to Liverpool vs Spurs in Madrid.
 
Joining him are Matt Law, Charlie Eccleshare and, on the line from Baku, Sam Dean.
 
The AFC team-mates explore the key issues ahead of the final of European football's biggest competition, and we also look ahead to Wednesday night's Europa League final between Arsenal and Chelsea. with our man on the ground in Azerbaijan.
 
There's a wrap of the European domestic season too, with questions about the suitable man for Juventus, whether Barcelona will stick or twist, and why Union Berlin are the year's great success story in Germany.
 
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The 2018/19 FA Cup final is the latest glittering addition to Manchester City's groaning trophy shelf and host Thom Gibbs is on hand to unpick a historic treble.
 
Joining him are Matt Law, Mina Rzouki and Alistair Tweedale.
 
The AFC team-mates get into the method and reasons for Pep Guardiola's latest triumph, the legacy and future of Vincent Kompany and whether Watford made a fundamental error on their team-sheet.
 
There's a look ahead to the Championship, League One and League Two play-off finals, the Champions and Europa League finals which follow those and a discussion on the England squad for the Nations League.
 
Plus - why Gareth Bale isn't the most popular man in Madrid, why Bayern Munich could return to former glories next season and what next for Juventus?
 
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