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The latest football news, analysis and big name guests with Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates and the BBC Radio 5 Live team. Get in touch with us @5liveSport on social media.

Episode Date
(Artificial) Turf, Tears and Toblerone
Wednesday’s Champions League games were filled with drama and incident, with Manchester United beating Young Boys, Manchester City going 2-1 down to Lyon and Ronaldo’s Champions League debut for Juventus ending with a red card! Mark Chapman discusses all this and more alongside Darren Fletcher and Andy Townsend.
Sep 19, 2018
Firmino's finish, Milner’s magnificence, and John Murray’s jimjams
Kelly Cates is joined by Stephen Warnock and Ian Dennis at Anfield after Liverpool’s dramatic late win over Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League. Andy Robertson tells the podcast why he thinks Daniel Sturridge ‘sums up the squad at the moment’, and we hear from an angry, sweary Mauricio Pochettino after Spurs’ 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan at the San Siro.
Sep 18, 2018
MNC: The Champions League is back but the cow's not going to answer
Mark Chapman is joined by Ian Wright, Chris Sutton and John Murray to preview Inter Milan against Spurs as Mauricio Pochettino has his Cantona moment talking cows and trains. Plus a look ahead to Liverpool against PSG, reaction to Brighton's draw with Southampton and Kante's curry at a fan's house.
Sep 17, 2018
Hazard, Hammers and hacking Zaha
This Football Daily episode is THE place to get all the news from every Premier League game from the weekend. There's expert analysis from Stephen Warnock, Leon Osman and Matthew Etherington. The team discuss if Hazard is one of the best players in Europe, is Zaha being targeted and are West Ham on the up?
Sep 16, 2018
The Big Weekend Preview Pod
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are joined by James Collins and Brede Hangeland to preview the weekend's Premier League action. Leaders Liverpool's trip to Tottenham tops the bill. Can West Ham get their first points of the season under Manuel Pellegrini when they travel to Everton? And should Rafa Benitez set up as defensively as recent weeks, when Arsenal visit St James' Park?
Sep 14, 2018
Euro Leagues: Slick Saul, cheating Kante and Sneijder’s big bus
Guillem Balague, Steve Crossman, Julien Laurens and Raphael Honigstein discuss what a new European club competition might look like, sensational Saul Niguez, Europe’s top young coaches and how they could trump Wesley Sneijder’s remarkable farewell.
Sep 13, 2018
The Troy Deeney Pod: £100 per minute fines and not having 15 beers
Troy Deeney joins the pod to talk being reinvigorated, realising he was cutting corners when it came to fitness and what's underpinning Watford's sensational start. Alex McLeish makes a brief appearance to ask him if he's got any Scottish heritage, plus Danny Mills and Neil Lennon on how to handle criticism and keep a dressing room in check.
Sep 12, 2018
Where is England’s Hazard and why they snubbed Ampadu?
Mark Chapman, Chris Sutton, Don Hutchison and Rory Smith discuss if the lack of creativity in midfield is England's biggest problem at the moment. We also hear reaction to Scotland's victory over Albania, as well as from England manager Gareth Southgate ahead of Tuesday's friendly against Switzerland. Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill joins the pod to tell how difficult it is to scout and pick young players. Also, Paul Tisdale, who was the manager at Exeter City and gave Ethan Ampadu his first start for the side, reveals why the Three Lions were not interested in the young midfielder.
Sep 10, 2018
England need to be ruthless, Wales lose and JT in Moscow?
Jonathan Overend reflects on England's loss to Spain with Terry Butcher, Michael Brown and Ian Dennis. Plus there's reaction to Wales' Nations League defeat in Denmark, Harry Maguire's new deal with Leicester, and the possibility of John Terry joining Spartak Moscow.
Sep 09, 2018
Hampden humbling for McLeish's men and Happy Birthday Pat!
It was a miserable night for Scotland as they went down 4-0 at home to Belgium - ruining Pat Nevin's birthday celebrations in the process. He joins Caroline Barker to assess that defeat, and explain why Wales' Ethan Ampadu can achieve anything he wants in the game. And John Murray is with the podcast as England prepare to make their Nations League bow.
Sep 07, 2018
Euro Leagues: Ronaldo's takeover, Poyet speaks and 5 Live’s new signing
Guillem Balague, Raphael Honigstein, Mina Rzouki and Steve Crossman discuss Ronaldo’s takeover of Valladolid, the sad story behind Fabio Quagliarella’s genius and speak to Gus Poyet about Bordeaux. Plus Albert Ferrer on Luis Enrique’s Spain and why Germany’s players are getting fed up with Leroy Sane.
Sep 06, 2018
The Andy Robertson Era & Shaw's Manc Redemption
Stephen Warnock on what it's like to be told you may never play football again, who can be England's Luka Modric, and Andy Robertson's journey from helping out at the Hampden Park ticket office to captaining his country.
Sep 05, 2018
Luke Shaw - ‘I nearly lost my leg’
We hear from England and Manchester United full-back Luke Shaw on how his ordeal with injuries almost changed his life forever. Steve Crossman is joined by former Everton midfielder Leon Osman, the chief football writer of the Daily Telegraph Sam Wallace as well as our very own Ian Dennis and John Murray who are both in the England’s camp at St George's Park for all the latest news from there including a new interview with Jordan Henderson. The panel discuss also why Wales might face a futsal team in the Nations League and celebrate the Scotland Women Football team that qualified for the first time for the World Cup.
Sep 04, 2018
MNC: Hopeless Hammers, throw-in coaches and Deeney for England?
Wrighty tells Gareth Southgate not to be "age-ist or club-ist" and pick Troy Deeney and Glenn Murray for England, we ask if Manuel Pellegrini's start at West Ham as bad as Frank de Boer's at Palace last season, plus Ben Foster on being pleasantly surprised by the quality of his back 4 at Watford.
Sep 03, 2018
How important are set-pieces and confidence?
After Watford come from behind to beat Tottenham, we look at the importance of dead balls in the Premier League. Christian Benteke looks low on confidence so how damaging is that for a striker, compared to a left-back? And, Paul Scholes comes out of retirement for his son's Sunday league side, but should he have been sent off?
Sep 02, 2018
Bonus Pod: Man City and the deal that changed football
On the 10th anniversary of Sheikh Mansour’s £200m takeover of Manchester City, Mark Chapman catches up with some of those who were involved in that deal, and the men who shape the club today.
Sep 01, 2018
The Big Weekend Preview Pod
Joining Jermaine Jenas and Darren Fletcher this week are Burnley defender Phil Bardsley and former Wolves and Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert. They discuss how you deal with problem players, dressing room bust-ups and Jose Mourinho claiming he will be "one of the greatest managers in the world" even if he doesn't win the title with Man Utd. Plus, there's a look ahead to the first Old Firm derby of the season.
Aug 31, 2018
Euro Leagues: Champions League draw, Loew's report & Vieira's managerial struggles
Steve Crossman, Mina Rzouki, James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein discuss the Champions League group-stage draw. Plus, Joachim Loew's report into Germany's terrible World Cup, early problems for Patrick Vieira at Nice and the Italian player banned for on-pitch blasphemy.
Aug 30, 2018
More Cash problems for Rafa and will Son avoid military service?
Newcastle's winless start to the season continues as Forest knock them out of the Carabao Cup again. On the eve of Gareth Southgate’s first post-World Cup England squad we ask if the likes of Jadon Sancho are ready to provide the creativity that was lacking at times in Russia, and is the rumoured new Manchester United contract for Anthony Martial a sign of Jose’s diminishing power?
Aug 30, 2018
Is Mourinho starting to crack? And are Spurs now serious title contenders?
As Tottenham run rampant at Old Trafford, Mark Chapman, John Murray, Chris Sutton and the Times' Henry Winter assess where the defeat leaves Manchester United and Jose Mourinho. And is this the result which catapults Tottenham into genuine title contention?
Aug 27, 2018
The Big Weekend Preview Pod
Darren Fletcher and Jermaine Jenas are joined by former Wolverhampton Wanderers midfielder Karl Henry to discuss what can Wolves achieve this season and how they connect with the fans. Also, what has Manuel Pellegrini brought, so far, to West Ham? And why has Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson called a Premier League mascot "disgraceful"? Rotherham United manager Paul Warne joins the pod to talk about his coaching philosophy on and off the pitch. We also hear from former Norwich City striker Grant Holt, who just announced his retirement after one of the most varied careers in recent memory.
Aug 24, 2018
Euro Leagues: Ultra nonsense from Lazio, Henry’s cheeky Bordeaux and Raph’s working holiday
The new Euro Leagues podcast returns! Steve Crossman is joined by Paolo Bandini, Chloe Beresford and Kieran Canning to discuss Ronaldo’s Juve debut, Lazio fans banning women from their ‘sacred space’, a possible players strike in Spain and whether Bordeaux is the right place for Thierry Henry to begin his managerial career. Plus, Raphael Honigstein interrupts his holiday to talk all things Bundesliga ahead of the new season.
Aug 23, 2018
Arrested development: where’s it best to be a young British footballer?
With Manchester United posting record figures on the stock market and in light of the poor performances on the pitch, what constitutes success at Old Trafford? And with West Ham’s Reece Oxford seeking another loan move, having played abroad in Germany, Mark Chapman asks Pat Nevin,Stephen Warnock and Football Editor of The Daily Mail Ian Ladyman where the best place is to develop young English talent? Also, how excited should Everton and Watford supporters be? And Stephen Warnock tries to win some Newcastle fans back…
Aug 22, 2018
The winless streak continues for McClaren and has Bielsa finally met his match?
Kelly Cates and Mark Clemmit are joined by Simon Grayson and Michael Brown. They hear from Steve McClaren after his QPR team suffer another defeat, reflect on Swansea City’s draw against Leeds and look at how things appear back on track for Frank Lampard as his Derby team gain a win. Also Nigel Adkins makes a Football Daily cameo too!
Aug 21, 2018
They’re coming home (after a third place play-off)
The dream is over. Sir Trevor Brooking, Martin Keown, Chris Waddle, Dion Dublin and more take you through England’s extra-time defeat by Croatia. Gareth Southgate tells us that it’s proved playing for England can be a memorable experience for the side, Martin Keown says that he sees England being ‘a real threat now in world football’, before using the phrase ‘waxing the lyricals’, and Chris Waddle says that England need to find a Luka Modric.
Jul 11, 2018
So long South America, and Klinsmann supports England??
After Brazil and Belgium played out a World Cup classic and France beat Uruguay thanks to contributions from both keepers, we bid farewell to the South American sides in the tournament. And as England prepare for their biggest game for nearly a decade – the quarter final against Sweden - former Germany manager and World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsmann reveals his love for Harry Kane and Gareth Southgate.
Jul 06, 2018
Is it still coming home?
Has England’s defeat to Belgium harmed England’s chances, or will the other half of the draw be easier? Alan Shearer, Martin Keown, Chris Waddle, Jermaine Jenas and Dion Dublin join Mark Chapman in his broadcast kitchen, just next to the water cooler. Gareth Southgate denies England have lost momentum, Chris Waddle highlights Colombia’s weaknesses, Alan Shearer denies that he’s ever ‘done a Batshuayi’ and Martin Keown briefly loses his specs.
Jun 28, 2018
Spain chaos and putting your own pants on
Mark cashes in some Match of the Day favours to get Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer on the podcast. Spain sack their coach on the eve of the tournament, Kelly Cates makes her World Cup Daily debut and there’s a conversation about pundits having to put their own pants on.
Jun 13, 2018
Southgate, redemption and the search for perfection
From that penalty at Euro 96 to leading England into Russia 2018 - Mark Chapman and Ian Dennis bring you a special podcast about Gareth Southgate. You’ll learn that Southgate is not “too nice”, how he’s taken tips from the NFL, Cirque du Soleil and the Royal Marines and why his former manager wanted him to be a travel agent. Oh and Ian Dennis is great, but not at cricket.
Jun 12, 2018
Fortnite vs Call of Duty, and learning Russian with Eric Dier
England want to win the World Cup – and there’s nothing wrong with saying it! Mark Chapman is with the squad for a special episode before they fly to Russia. Harry Kane and Dele Alli are in confident mood, there’s a lot of chat about Fortnite, Eric Dier learns some Russian, while Trent Alexander-Arnold makes Mark feel really old by revealing his earliest World Cup memory is from 2006...
Jun 11, 2018