Reviews
The level of detail and topics covered makes this a no nonsense serious football podcast. Like Ayo in the week as he gets straight to the point, but too much forced banter in the Weekend Preview episodes
tinkietonkaa via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/20/24
The host is so basic. Inarticulate and sarcastic, not funny with no actual football knowledge. Great guests, awful host. Shame.
lukeyhol via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/18/24
Enjoyed latest podcast previewing the 3-way race for a European Place between Spurs, Chelsea & Man United. Good job there isn’t another team involved in the race, as you wouldn’t have had time to talk about them 😉
David Calboutin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/17/24
Possibly…probably…..definitely my favourite podcast. Ayo is a brilliant host, and the subject matter they cover on each podcast is wide ranging and really informative. Keep up the great work!!
Nick Dublin via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 05/11/24
Best football podcast for getting into the details of the game. Great contributors.
Mattmjh via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/09/24
It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that The Athletic is at the pinnacle of sports journalism. Its brand is synonymous with excellence, professionalism and love of the game. Although, I do find the vessel of these values doesn’t quite come across in a podcast format. My two biggest issues with...Read full review »
Nathan_robbo via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/27/24
The Athletic provides comprehensive insight into the game that is not covered on press or TV 5🌠
Morg LaF via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/04/24
I always go to the athletic for info on the latest big stories in football, it's great to hear a balanced but entertaining view on the latest goings on. Ayo always brings infectious energy and insight to all the discussions.Read full review »
SmashedAnt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/24
The only reason this is still in my feed is so I can read the reviews. Used to be a good podcast. Since the format and personnel changed it’s become more and more unlistenable.
salop81 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/01/24
Used to love listening to this podcast, but it’s hard to listen to now. The hosts are terrible. Used to be decent.
Commotion via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/29/24
Enjoying the insights and refreshing discussions here. Feels on point for the modern game. Ayo brings a youthful energy that even my son enjoys it with me too
J Mac Glasgow via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 03/29/24
Absolutely loving the Athletic FC podcast, makes my morning commute wayyyyy more interesting! Ayo is sick too! Proper knowledgeable on the game and lets the guests get into things too as he really relatable and spits facts. Big fan keep em coming 👏🏽👏🏽
iamdarryl via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/24
New presenter is a breath of fresh air. New format is great and love the detail gone into each game.
merkury121 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/24
Big Fan of all things the Athletic.
Leeb3000 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/24
They spoken about Man Utd 23 times this season and the other so called top 6 on numerous occasions, each of these clubs also have their own podcasts from The Athletic. There are 5 clubs in the Premier League that hasn’t had anything on them all season. The media bias is palpable. Terrible platform.
Ripstick via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/24
This is a good podcast that is rounded , yet diverse with a good range of stories and views. It’s decent journalism without all the nonsense that often comes with pods. Entertaining and educational it fits in well to my day.
Barba_Blanca via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/24
Not that insightful or clever.
shdudjeh via Apple Podcasts · New Zealand · 03/22/24
Gotta love listiening to a preview podcast after you know the results! Re FA Cup 1/4 finals and Utd v Liv. When will you be able to see past your anti-Man Utd bias and provide some decent, evidence based analysis. Fanalysts such as Tim Spiers have such a hatred of Utd (he's stated it) that...Read full review »
pault1607 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/20/24
Bored of hearing the same stories. Here is an unfiltered list of recent topics: Arsenal player, Man U Man U v Liverpool, Man U, Barca, Chelsea, Liverpool, Liverpool v Man City, Liverpool v Man City, Spurs, Man U, Manchester Derby, Title race, Haaland, Everton (wow, something other than the top of...Read full review »
liptheowls via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/19/24
I think we’ve had 4 Man Utd dedicated podcasts recently, three in the past week or so. It used to be really good at looking at all the teams in the premier league. But since they got rid of the “smaller” teams dedicated podcasts the content has gone down hill. Really poor now. You do realise that...Read full review »
DavidB.13 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/18/24
Please just stop the random laughing half way through a serious question. And twice as many adverts as any other podcast with the same bloke doin most of em.
hhhhhhhfdscgyy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/13/24
Why does it take five minutes for the presenter to stop waffling before presenting the show?
MrMrMrshutuo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/09/24
Don’t understand why they’ve changed the name to the athletic fc just stick to the athletic football podcast. Same for the women’s football podcast, full time Europe makes no sense. Bring back Mark Chapman because the interviews and topics has lost the quality it had.
cat_12345 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/08/24
Tough listen - bring back Dom Bardell. The lead presenter sounds like he should be on CBBC, not funny and no chemistry with the guests. Always found Dom Bardell funny, as well as good content. I Listen to ‘the whoscored’ podcast and so much better.
Robijack26 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/03/24
I refrain from giving this show a five-star rating only because of the weekend preview which is unlistenable. Awful. I haven’t finished a single episode. I loved the odds on last season show (even though I’m not a betting man) and especially the weekend quizzes which I always paused the pod to...Read full review »
Obedfan via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/29/24
With so much rumor and conjecture in the football industry, it’s nice to know there’s a show that just brings you the facts. Bravo, The Athletic.
Adzy1234 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/29/24
Not to sound harsh, but this show needs Chappers back as the host. The new host gives kids TV show presenter vibes. This should be a serious podcast based on the level of journalists the athletic has, but it’s becoming the opposite of that. The “fan opinion” element of it all, and the banter...Read full review »
Can't wake ever via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/19/24
I love Ayo’s energy and enthusiasm - he’s been a great upgrade for the podcast
therojay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/13/24
I find the topics and guests really interesting but the presenter laughing or shouting all the time make it awful. I try to listen and then have to stop. Like the weekend preview though.
Mattyron via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/07/24
Some of the more recent reviews are overly harsh, I don’t think Ayo is a bad host but just wish he would stop saying “I was just thinking…” The overall premise and standard remains decent IMO. It’s the weekend preview that’s really gone downhill though - from a must listen to a tough listen....Read full review »
SWjake via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/28/24
Way better than the garbage you get on TV. It is full of informed and unbiased information and it is my go to football podcast that isn’t specific to my team.
@dannnicus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/23/24
The presenter should be doing kids TV. Insulting.
Lex316 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/15/24
You get more insight on Five Live.
RobotRich via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/23/23
Akinwolere is unbearable. Isn’t there a children’s football show he could host?
HrryFlwrs via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/20/23
Used to like this but wow these blokes never have a laugh. It’s so dry, feels like every episode they play it safe, afraid to show any real personality. Every episode asks a question that nobody who can’t see the future can answer. I’ve moved over to other pods now. Lighten up my dudes!
BlindlightsLax via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/18/23
This used to be essential listening. Insightful and with an understated level of base knowledge. Now it’s the podcast I listen to if I’ve listened to all other podcasts on my queue. Superficial and the hosts, although I’m sure vey nice, are really quite bad. Such a shame.
TC-Dubya via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/16/23
Can the new host please be more serious and stop Laughing through the pod. Not everything is a joke, find the right balance.
taktakkid via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/23
Garbage podcast, a bunch of homers who only talk about City and United. Report on the teams with true fans.
KirkGNYC via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/01/23
A must listen for football fans!
PQ Toronto via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/22/23
Provides good analysis but a lot of cringy jokes make it difficult to listen to. Lawrence was a better presenter last season, showed more knowledge of the game than Ayo
Kibo burger via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/14/23
New host seems like a lovely lad, but zero insight, stretches too much to find humour in a subject and really doesn’t need to pronounce names like he is speaking the language . I don’t put on a regional accent when I greet Someone form a different part of the uk or Europe, I’d get told off if I...Read full review »
Curtley7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/23
Reading the title of your latest podcast you want to incite rage in the guise of humour. Maybe realise how important that this is to people. Yes maybe they should do something better with their lives and chill out but it’s keeping you in a job. Maybe be mindful
@Ands14 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/07/23
Last year loved and looked forward to the weekend preview. Athletic did poorly in the transfer window. Hope this is a relegation season and we will have no more silly jokes, time wasting and irrelevant content. Could the host please host: introduce guests, ask intelligent questions and move on...Read full review »
spacepyramids via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/04/23
The daily podcasts are no longer a must-listen and the change to the weekend preview format is a joke. Bring back Chappers, Dan Bardell et al.
jmtyson78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/02/23
Ayo Akinwolere and Manchester United writer Laurie Whitwell make a great team and love listing to them on all thing United Also shout out to Carl Anka the brains and Ian the voice of reason While Andy Mitten is a bit of a Erik ten Hag fan boy
Ballinagrana via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/20/23
They say they report on the world of football yet every episode is focused on the Premier League. Instead of reporting on news from other big leagues they resort to reporting on dull news from the premier league.
NMInter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/11/23
Gone horrifically backwards this year. Chappers and Dan done a far better job on the podcast
McGill1994 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/10/23
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