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Latest Episodes

The coach of Afghanistan and Tore Andre Flo

Afghanistan coach Anoush Dastgir talks about the challenges he faces. And the former Chelsea and Norway striker Tore Andre Flo looks back on his career and also tells us about the role he's had developing the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham. Picture: Afghan goalkeeper Ovays Azizi with Qatari fans in the background in the World Cup Qualifiers at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar. (Simon Holmes/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

28 MIN4 days ago
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The coach of Afghanistan and Tore Andre Flo

Bayern's heavy hitters and Schalke's dreamers

Former Swiss international Ramon Vega reflects on Tottenham's humiliating 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich. He also remembers the racism in Italian football during the 1990s. Also on the show, the Schalke defender Benjamin Stambouli talks about his club's promising start to the season. Presenter Mani Djazmi is joined by Pat Nevin and Heather O'Reilly. Photo: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham holds his hands over his mouth during the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen (Credit: Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

26 MIN1 weeks ago
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Bayern's heavy hitters and Schalke's dreamers

Kevin-Prince Boateng and knife throwing Colombians

Fiorentina's Kevin-Prince Boateng talks about his globe trotting career and tells us why Gennaro Gattuso threatened to kill him. The Colombian footballer Sebastián Velásquez talks about the knife throwing fans of Medellin. And the former Canada international Karina LeBlanc reflects on Megan Rapinoe's call for footballers to use their platform for good. (Photo: Fiorentina's Kevin-Prince Boateng applauding their fans. Credit: Fiorentina club)

26 MIN2 weeks ago
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Kevin-Prince Boateng and knife throwing Colombians

Goalscorers, superstitions and R.I.P Restless Rudi

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen talks about his tough journey from the slums of Lagos to Lille. We pay tribute to the globetrotting coach Rudi Gutendorf. who has died at the age of 93. Plus, in the second part of our interview with World Cup winner Per Mertesacker, he talks about his new job at the Arsenal academy. (Photo: Victor Osimhen of Lille celebrates his goal during a French League 1 match. Credit: Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

26 MIN3 weeks ago
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Goalscorers, superstitions and R.I.P Restless Rudi

Per Mertesacker and football Hong Kong style

World Cup winner Per Mertesacker talks about his struggle with pre-match anxiety and sings his favourite Bob Marley song. And the Hong Kong international Jack Sealy talks about playing in the Chinese Super League, his travels in North Korea and the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Presented by Mani Djazmi and Pat Nevin. (Photo: Arsenal fans, all wearing Per Mertesacker shirts, are seen walking towards the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

26 MINSEP 13
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Per Mertesacker and football Hong Kong style

Addiction, recovery and the genius of Georgi Kinkladze

Former Manchester City player Jeff Whitley looks back on his career and his battle with addiction. And Cameroon international Gaetan Bong discusses the problem of racism in football. (Photo: Manchester City's Jeff Whitley celebrates with his team mates. Credit: Alex Livesey/ALLSPORT)

26 MINSEP 6
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Addiction, recovery and the genius of Georgi Kinkladze

How not to run a football club and other stories

Parma's Marco Ferrari, Pat Nevin and Heather O'Reilly discuss the business of football. Espérance player, Junior Lokosa, looks back at this year's farcical African Champions League final. And Peter Odemwingie remembers his time playing for FC Lokomotiv Maoscow. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

27 MINAUG 29
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How not to run a football club and other stories

Leadership lessons with Graham Potter

The coach of Brighton, Graham Potter, tells us about his leadership style and how he's used the writings of the Dalai Lama to help motivate his overthinking players. Plus, Heather O'Reilly, Peter Odemwingie and Pat Nevin will be sharing stories about the coaches who inspired them. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Getty Images)

26 MINAUG 22
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Leadership lessons with Graham Potter

A World Cup winner, Kasper Schmeichel and Alejandro Bedoya

USA international Jessica McDonald on winning the World Cup. Kasper Schmeichel remembers the good old days of playing street football as a kid. And following Alejandro Bedoya's recent comments about gun violence, should more footballers use their platform to make a political stand? (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

31 MINAUG 9
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A World Cup winner, Kasper Schmeichel and Alejandro Bedoya

Ellis, Sin Bins and Salah

US Women's Head Coach Jill Ellis will leave her role at the end of October, after winning back to back World Cups. Host Mani Djazmi, former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin and World Cup winner Heather O'Reilly talk about her legacy. The English Football Association has introduced a 10 minute temporary dismissal for dissent, so the team discuss whether this would work in the professional game. Heather talks about the legacy of the US Women's coach Jill Ellis who will leave her role in October. The team discuss Liverpool men's and women's joint pre-season tour. We'll hear from Zimbabwe defender Alec Mudimu. The defender plays football in the Welsh Premier League for Cefn Druids but his main career is a youth worker in Manchester. Alec talks about how he helps young adults in the local area and his favourite moments from playing in this summer's African Cup of Nations. He even came back with Mo Salah's shirt after playing against Egypt in the opening match.

44 MINAUG 2
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Ellis, Sin Bins and Salah

Latest Episodes

The coach of Afghanistan and Tore Andre Flo

Afghanistan coach Anoush Dastgir talks about the challenges he faces. And the former Chelsea and Norway striker Tore Andre Flo looks back on his career and also tells us about the role he's had developing the likes of Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham. Picture: Afghan goalkeeper Ovays Azizi with Qatari fans in the background in the World Cup Qualifiers at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar. (Simon Holmes/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

28 MIN4 days ago
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The coach of Afghanistan and Tore Andre Flo

Bayern's heavy hitters and Schalke's dreamers

Former Swiss international Ramon Vega reflects on Tottenham's humiliating 7-2 loss to Bayern Munich. He also remembers the racism in Italian football during the 1990s. Also on the show, the Schalke defender Benjamin Stambouli talks about his club's promising start to the season. Presenter Mani Djazmi is joined by Pat Nevin and Heather O'Reilly. Photo: Heung-Min Son of Tottenham holds his hands over his mouth during the UEFA Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Muenchen (Credit: Charlotte Wilson/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

26 MIN1 weeks ago
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Bayern's heavy hitters and Schalke's dreamers

Kevin-Prince Boateng and knife throwing Colombians

Fiorentina's Kevin-Prince Boateng talks about his globe trotting career and tells us why Gennaro Gattuso threatened to kill him. The Colombian footballer Sebastián Velásquez talks about the knife throwing fans of Medellin. And the former Canada international Karina LeBlanc reflects on Megan Rapinoe's call for footballers to use their platform for good. (Photo: Fiorentina's Kevin-Prince Boateng applauding their fans. Credit: Fiorentina club)

26 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Kevin-Prince Boateng and knife throwing Colombians

Goalscorers, superstitions and R.I.P Restless Rudi

Nigeria striker Victor Osimhen talks about his tough journey from the slums of Lagos to Lille. We pay tribute to the globetrotting coach Rudi Gutendorf. who has died at the age of 93. Plus, in the second part of our interview with World Cup winner Per Mertesacker, he talks about his new job at the Arsenal academy. (Photo: Victor Osimhen of Lille celebrates his goal during a French League 1 match. Credit: Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

26 MIN3 weeks ago
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Goalscorers, superstitions and R.I.P Restless Rudi

Per Mertesacker and football Hong Kong style

World Cup winner Per Mertesacker talks about his struggle with pre-match anxiety and sings his favourite Bob Marley song. And the Hong Kong international Jack Sealy talks about playing in the Chinese Super League, his travels in North Korea and the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Presented by Mani Djazmi and Pat Nevin. (Photo: Arsenal fans, all wearing Per Mertesacker shirts, are seen walking towards the stadium prior to the Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley. Credit: Clive Mason/Getty Images)

26 MINSEP 13
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Per Mertesacker and football Hong Kong style

Addiction, recovery and the genius of Georgi Kinkladze

Former Manchester City player Jeff Whitley looks back on his career and his battle with addiction. And Cameroon international Gaetan Bong discusses the problem of racism in football. (Photo: Manchester City's Jeff Whitley celebrates with his team mates. Credit: Alex Livesey/ALLSPORT)

26 MINSEP 6
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Addiction, recovery and the genius of Georgi Kinkladze

How not to run a football club and other stories

Parma's Marco Ferrari, Pat Nevin and Heather O'Reilly discuss the business of football. Espérance player, Junior Lokosa, looks back at this year's farcical African Champions League final. And Peter Odemwingie remembers his time playing for FC Lokomotiv Maoscow. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

27 MINAUG 29
Comments
How not to run a football club and other stories

Leadership lessons with Graham Potter

The coach of Brighton, Graham Potter, tells us about his leadership style and how he's used the writings of the Dalai Lama to help motivate his overthinking players. Plus, Heather O'Reilly, Peter Odemwingie and Pat Nevin will be sharing stories about the coaches who inspired them. (Photo by Mark Leech/Offside/Getty Images)

26 MINAUG 22
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Leadership lessons with Graham Potter

A World Cup winner, Kasper Schmeichel and Alejandro Bedoya

USA international Jessica McDonald on winning the World Cup. Kasper Schmeichel remembers the good old days of playing street football as a kid. And following Alejandro Bedoya's recent comments about gun violence, should more footballers use their platform to make a political stand? (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

31 MINAUG 9
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A World Cup winner, Kasper Schmeichel and Alejandro Bedoya

Ellis, Sin Bins and Salah

US Women's Head Coach Jill Ellis will leave her role at the end of October, after winning back to back World Cups. Host Mani Djazmi, former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin and World Cup winner Heather O'Reilly talk about her legacy. The English Football Association has introduced a 10 minute temporary dismissal for dissent, so the team discuss whether this would work in the professional game. Heather talks about the legacy of the US Women's coach Jill Ellis who will leave her role in October. The team discuss Liverpool men's and women's joint pre-season tour. We'll hear from Zimbabwe defender Alec Mudimu. The defender plays football in the Welsh Premier League for Cefn Druids but his main career is a youth worker in Manchester. Alec talks about how he helps young adults in the local area and his favourite moments from playing in this summer's African Cup of Nations. He even came back with Mo Salah's shirt after playing against Egypt in the opening match.

44 MINAUG 2
Comments
Ellis, Sin Bins and Salah