Episodes
Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Tim Spiers after some title race shenanigans in the Premier League. It’s advantage Manchester City who go top on Saturday and then watch Liverpool and then Arsenal lose on Sunday. For the Reds, it’s a second home defeat in 4 days as Glasner’s Palace get the job done. With all the chasing they’ve had to do in games, has this poor run been coming? Arsenal are undone by former manager Unai Emery whose Villa side make huge strides towards next...
Published 04/14/24
Jimbo is joined in the studio by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams after some exhilarating Champions League quarter-finals. It was a midweek in which Bayern and Harry Kane turned up. Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe? Not so much. Penalty shouts dominate the conversation at the Emirates but after holding the Gunners to a draw, can Bayern be as effective and counter-attack next week in Munich? And has Kane added a new spot-kick to his arsenal? Longe range goals galore at...
Published 04/11/24
Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Alvaro Romeo and Julien Laurens into the pod ahead of a massive midweek of quarter-final action. Bayern are beaten again ahead of their trip to Arsenal in the Champions League. Have they ever been at a lower ebb heading into a quarter-final? Is it damage limitation for Thomas Tuchel? A well rested Real Madrid take on holders Man City, Atletico and Dortmund are happy to be playing each other and one of our panel thinks PSG are heading all...
Published 04/08/24
Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Charlie Eccleshare and Jay Harris after a hugely dramatic Premier League weekend with twists and turns at both ends of the table. Liverpool dominate chaotic Man United at Old Trafford but once again cannot beat the Red Devils. Is it wastefulness that will cost Jurgen Klopp’s side the title? And can there be any case for Erik ten Hag staying at Old Trafford next season?  Arsenal go top on goal difference after an impressive 3-0 win at Brighton, with Havertz...
Published 04/08/24
Jimbo welcomes Natalie Gedra, Carl Anka and Duncan Alexander into the studio in the middle of a packed week of Premier League football. Man City dismantle Aston Villa thanks to a Phil Foden hat-trick. Is he becoming the frontrunner for the player of the year award or could it be his learned friend Rodri? City are still behind Arsenal in the table who rotate but still ease past Luton. Do Pep and Arteta’s sides face potential banana skins at Palace and Brighton respectively this weekend? For...
Published 04/04/24
The Euro pod is back with Jimbo, James Horncastle, Alvaro Romeo, Julien Laurens and Raphael Honigstein on the scene. Bayern are beaten in Der Klassiker and miss out on Xabi Alonso who is staying with champions-elect Bayer Leverkusen. Could Julian Nagelsmann be tempted back to Munich a year after being sacked? Max Allegri is also under pressure as Juventus lose again in Igor Tudor’s first game in charge of Lazio. Could the Old Lady be set for an extraordinary collapse out of the top...
Published 04/02/24
Jimbo is joined in the studio by Tim Spiers and Adrian Clarke with Daniel Storey joining from the Etihad. An organised Arsenal keep the title fight open with a draw and a rare clean sheet at The Etihad, limiting City to just 1 shot on target. Earlier on Sunday, Salah had a record equalling 12 shots and one of them went in to help Liverpool go top of the Premier League. On Saturday it was goals galore with Newcastle's 4-3 comeback against West Ham the pick of the bunch whilst Spurs and...
Published 04/01/24
Jimbo has Charlie Eccleshare, Benji Lanyado and a dejected Tom Williams in the pod to talk about England, Wales, and the rest of the international headlines before getting stuck into the long-awaited return of the Premier League - not least, Man City v Arsenal. Plus, who is the top flight's fouliest player? RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Welsh Euro dreams dashed but Ukraine and Georgia through (01m 20s) • PART 2a: Assorted international news (13m 00s) • PART 2b: England 2 - 2 Belgium, Mainoo,...
Published 03/28/24
Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Seb Stafford-Bloor and more in the midst of a historic international break. Brazil break down England at Wembley with the first ever international goal of Endrick’s career. Hear why the Three Lions need two defensive midfielders and why that’s not defensive. Kristof Terreur gives us the lowdown on England’s next opponents Belgium. And Tom Williams feels that Wales are heading in the right direction ahead of their Euro 2024 play-off clash with...
Published 03/24/24
Jimbo, Rory Smith, Duncan Alexander and Jack Lang look ahead to the enigma that is the March international break. The last 3 spots at Euro 2024 will be decided with fans from Wales to Luxembourg dreaming of a place in Germany. But could it be a nightmare for the host nation? England host Brazil at Wembley in a friendly that marks Dorival Junior’s first game in charge and perhaps sees the Seleção as underdogs. We ask when were Brazil last Brazil? Elsewhere, San Marino’s bad moment continues...
Published 03/21/24
Jimbo and the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein are back to feast upon all the continental action. The draws for the quarter-finals of the Champions League and beyond have everyone excited. Hear why it was the worst possible draw for Bayern and Real Madrid. And are PSG already at Wembley? Not if Barcelona have their say. It’s been a great week for Xavi and the new generation of La Masia graduates as they hammer Atletico. Juventus were...
Published 03/19/24
Jimbo is joined in the studio by JJ Bull, Matt Davies-Adams and Tim Spiers to discuss the weekend's FA Cup and Premier League action. Man United edged an FA Cup classic 4-3 against Liverpool with two extra time goals from Rashford and Diallo. Liverpool led in normal time before Antony struck back to take it to extra time. Klopp's side then led again in extra time via Harvey Elliott before Man Utd's late double sealed the tie. Coventry provided the shock of the weekend, knocking out Gary...
Published 03/18/24
Jimbo is joined in the studio by Raphael Honigstein, Duncan Alexander and Tom Williams in a week packed full of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League action. Not one but two penalty shootouts this week as Arsenal overcome Porto and Atletico power past Inter. Do the Gunners get enough credit for their defensive solidity? And are Dortmund the team everyone wants to play in the last 8? However the game of the week came at the Vitality in the Premier League as Bournemouth come from 3-0...
Published 03/14/24
Jimbo is joined by the Euro crew of James Horncastle, Julien Laurens, Alvaro Romeo and Raphael Honigstein ahead of a must-win week for clubs in the Champions League. Napoli travel to Catalunya to take on Barcelona in the last 16 second leg. It could be season over for the losers, and an especially bleak future for Barca given their wage bill. Meanwhile can Porto disrupt Arsenal and go through? Will Dortmund show the resilience against PSV that has characterised their Champions League...
Published 03/12/24
Another huge weekend in the Premier League and Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Colin Millar and Mark Carey to dissect it all. Liverpool and Man City draw 1-1 at Anfield in a pulsating encounter. Is it a good point for either side or a big missed opportunity for either side?  That result allows Arsenal to go top with victory over Brentford, as tall summer signings Rice and Havertz reap rewards for the Gunners. Tottenham tear apart Aston Villa in the Champions League six-pointer, with...
Published 03/11/24
Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Seb Stafford-Bloor into the studio after a “meh” Champions League week and a mouthwatering Premier League weekend. Liverpool host Man City at Anfield in the last Premier League meeting between Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola. We look back at some of the highlights of one of the most high-quality rivalries of all time. At the other end of the scale, we discuss the dismal pantheon of worst teams in Premier League history after Sheffield...
Published 03/07/24
It's Jimbo and an interspersed Euro crew of James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo. We look ahead to the last 16 second legs of the Champions League, where Bayern’s hopes of silverware could be ended by Lazio. With Leverkusen 10 points clear, is that it for the Bundesliga title race? Real Madrid host Leipzig after a final whistle controversy at Valencia that sees Jude Bellingham sent off. And with Barcelona losing Pedri to injury again, we ask if his career...
Published 03/05/24
Matt Davies-Adams is in the hotseat with Tim Spiers, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Jack Pitt-Brooke for company after a Premier League weekend full of late drama and stunning goals. Man City come from behind to beat Man United 3-1 at the Etihad. Are we still yet to see the best of City? And could Phil Foden be footballer of the year? Controversy for Clattenburg at the City Ground as Liverpool win in the 99th minute at Forest. We praise Liverpool’s resolve and ask if Forest are peak Barclays? Also...
Published 03/04/24
Jimbo is joined in the studio by Tom Williams, Jay Harris and Adrian Clarke in the middle of a week jam-packed with football. The FA Cup 5th round brings drama and an incredible display from holders Man City who win 6-2 at Luton with Erling Haaland scoring 5. Is there any way Man United can tame City at the Etihad on Sunday? Chelsea leave it late to knock out Leeds at Stamford Bridge. Hear why the criticism of Mauricio Pochettino’s side this week has been overblown. Matt Slater tells us...
Published 02/29/24
Jimbo welcomes James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romeo into the studio to review all the latest happenings from around the continent. PSG battle back to draw with Rennes and they do it after substituting Kylian Mbappe off. Hear how Luis Enrique is planning for life without Kylian. The Europa League and Conference League draws threw up some mouthwatering ties, including De Zerbi’s Brighton against De Rossi’s Roma. With the Giallorossi resurgent under their...
Published 02/27/24
Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Colin Millar and Matt Davies-Adams after the first silverware of the season is dished out at Wembley. Liverpool’s kids overcome Chelsea’s expensively assembled squad and win the Carabao Cup thanks to a late Virgil Van Dijk header in extra-time. The panel discuss Van Dijk’s resurgence, Chelsea’s missed opportunity and the Klopp DNA at Anfield. In the Premier League, Arsenal are playing like one of the best teams in Europe as they make it 6 wins in a row by...
Published 02/26/24
Jimbo welcomes Duncan Alexander, Charlie Eccleshare and Natalie Gedra into the studio with some intriguing chat about some intriguing football. It’s the League Cup final this weekend. Liverpool managed to battle back and beat Luton in the Premier League despite their big list of absentees. Are they still the favourites against Chelsea? And will it be better than the last Klopp-Poch final? Arsenal are beaten by the last kick of the game in the Champions League as we question Arteta’s faith...
Published 02/22/24
It’s another huge week across the continent, and Jimbo, James Horncastle, Raphael Honigstein, Julien Laurens and Alvaro Romero have you covered. Bayern Munich are beaten for the 3rd game in a row, this time by Bochum as they slip 8 points behind leaders Leverkusen. What’s happened to Harry Kane and what will happen to Thomas Tuchel if they lose again to Leipzig? Napoli are set to make another managerial switch ahead of their Champions League clash with Barcelona. Has this been one of the...
Published 02/20/24
Jimbo has Daniel Storey, Tim Spiers and JJ Bull for company to look back on an injury-tainted win for leaders Liverpool, while goaltastic Arsenal leap ahead of off-colour City. Plus: sexy Wolves; a new tattoo for Mark Clattenburg; and the latest at Crystal Palace   RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1a: weekend roundup and favourite goals (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Sheff U 0 - 5 Brighton and the worst foul of the season (05m 30s) • PART 1c: Luton 1 - 2 Man U (07m 00s)  • PART 2a: City 1 - 1 Chelsea (15m...
Published 02/19/24