Episodes
Joe Devine, JJ Bull and Seb Stafford-Bloor are here to talk about some of the derbies. In Manchester, the sky is blue for City but have the storm clouds returned for United?   In North London, Arsenal beat Tottenham Hotspur but could things have easily been different?  Liverpool dropped more points, this time against the continuously impressive Brighton. Is it too late for them to get back into title contention? We explain what xG actually is after Newcastle United recorded a really high one...
Published 10/04/22
Try The Athletic for FREE for 30 days: https://www.theathletic.com/tifoirl In the first episode of a new podcast Tifo Talks, Jon Mackenzie sits down with author Jonathan Wilson to look back on his ground-breaking book Inverting the Pyramid.  Viewed by many as one of the most important books in football literature and actually used on UEFA coaching courses, the two talk through just how the book helped shaped football thinking for the modern era. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 09/29/22
Published 09/29/22
Michael Bailey steps into Joe's big shoes and is joined by Jon Mackenzie and Seb Stafford-Bloor for this weeks football chat. Are Bayern struggling in the Bundesliga? Upcoming derbies and Serie A are amongst the topics discussed. Timecodes: 00:00:00 Introductions 00:03:15 Are Bayern struggling? 00:18:15 Union Berlin 00:19:30 Josh Sargent crowbarred in 00:19:40 back to Union 00:21:40 The Elephant NOT in the room 00:22:40 International chat 00:25:30 Nations League (and another Norwich...
Published 09/27/22
Joe Devine and Jon Mackenzie are joined by Nathan A. Clark from The Extra Inch podcast to talk all things Tottenham Hotspur. After an excellent 21/22 season (after Nuno left), heavy squad investment and a proper Conte pre-season, Spurs were expected to fly this season. Seven league matches later, they are joint second with Manchester City and only one point behind league leaders, Arsenal. However, the performances haven't been promising and Kane & Son haven't been firing as usual. What...
Published 09/20/22
Joe Devine, Jon Mackenzie and Liam Twomey are here to talk about football. Will Graham Potter work at Chelsea?  Which players will benefit and who should be sad? All of these questions are answered to at least a minimum level of competence… For Thomas Tuchel, where next for, depending on your definition, an “elite” manager? It could be Juventus, who are struggling to recapture old glories under Max Allegri. Who should Brighton appoint as their next canny coaching hire? And should Ivan...
Published 09/13/22
Joe Devine, Seb Stafford-Bloor, Jon Mackenzie and JJ Bull are here to talk about all of the football. The V.A.R. ruined everyone’s weekend, but what to do about it? Manchester United beat league leaders Arsenal, but is there such a thing as a good defeat? The Merseyside derby served up a rejuvenated Everton and a Liverpool who are still a bit less good than last season.  Celtic put four past Rangers in the lead up to both teams playing in the Champions League group stages. But will feasting...
Published 09/06/22
Joe Devine, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Jon Mackenzie are joined by Amitai Winehouse from The Athletic to have a little chat about the football. Brighton have made yet another great start to a Premier League season, but what exactly makes them so good? Liverpool have not started as well as most thought they would, and do they need to overhaul their midfield earlier than they expected? Are Manchester City leaky at the back and, if they are, does it really matter when they score a bazillion...
Published 08/30/22
JJ Bull, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Jon Mackenzie are joined by special guest Tim Spiers from The Athletic to have a little chat about the football. Did Newcastle set out a blueprint for teams to stifle Man City in their 3-3 draw at St James Park? Or do they just have Alain Saint-Maximin… Leeds pressed Chelsea so much that they cracked in a 3-0 defeat at Elland Road. We have a substantial splash into Serie A to talk about who may seize this season’s Scudetto. PSG pumped Lille 7-1 and are looking...
Published 08/23/22
JJ Bull, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Jon Mackenzie are joined by special guest Amitai Winehouse from The Athletic to have a little chat about the football. Proper Premier League drama returns with a strong handshake between Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte after a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. Manchester United were battered by Brentford and it doesn't look like there are any signs of improvement.  Is Hasenhüttl a Schrödinger's manager, caught in a superposition between being an amazing manager...
Published 08/16/22
Joe Devine, JJ Bull and Jon Mackenzie discuss the beginning of the Premier League 22/23! Arsenal took All, not Nothing, from Crystal Palace in the first game of the season.  There’s the slightest sniff of discontent at Leicester. Haaland scored for Manchester City because, well fate is inexorable and Manchester United are still a hot, expensive mess.   Many more leagues have also begun and we discuss… some of them. Mainly Nice and their lovely new signings in Ligue 1 and how Bayern are...
Published 08/09/22
Joe Devine, JJ Bull, Jon Mackenzie and Seb Stafford-Bloor talk about England's Euro triumph, Liverpool's win over Man City, speculations around Ronaldo, Kounde to Barca, Cucurella to Man City (or not), Dwight Mcneil to Everton, the Torino backroom issues, a bit of Bundesliga - and visit from the FPL General himself! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 08/02/22
Iain Macintosh and Mark Carey join Tifo Football Podcast veteran Seb Stafford-Bloor in discussing Barcelona's remarkable transfer window, where should Zinchenko play for Arsenal and the atmosphere of hope and optimism for England in the Euros. Also stay for a passionate monologue about Southend United and the state of non-league football from our resident tragedian. If that's what you're into. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/26/22
Joe Devine, JJ Bull and Jon Mackenzie discuss the latest transfer news including Robert Lewandowski's move to Barcelona, Matthijs de Ligt's transfer from Juventus to German giants Bayern Munich, and will Frenkie de Jong ever complete his move to Manchester United. Plus what should we make of Wayne Rooney's move to the states, and HMRC's investigation into tax-avoiding footballers Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/19/22
Joe Devine, JJ Bull, Jon Mackenzie and Seb Stafford-Bloor (a Tifo full house!) review the exciting Women's EURO 2022 so far. JJ Bull is put on the spot for his expert opinion on Pogba's return to Juventus. Then they try to unravel the mysteries of Barcelona's endless incoming transfers and what a team captain actually does (and why Harry Maguire staying on as captain of Manchester United is a good thing). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/12/22
Joe Devine, Jon Mackenzie and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss the latest football all the most recent football news, including Cristiano Ronaldo wanting to leave Manchester United, Mo Salah becoming the highest paid Liverpool player in history, the Women's Euro's kicking off this week, and the players that contracts run out in summer 2023. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/05/22
Joe Devine, Jon Mackenzie and Seb Stafford-Bloor come together to discuss Gabriel Jesus' transfer to Arsenal, whether Kalvin Phillips is worth his reported fee at Man City, the curious case of Martin Hinteregger's early retirement, and some interesting football club presidential races. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/28/22
Joe Devine, Jon Mackenzie and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss the latest football transfers and rumours including Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich and Raheem Sterling to Chelsea. They also tackle the already infamous Pogmentary and whether its deserving of its reviews. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/20/22
JJ Bull, Jon Mackenzie and a refreshed Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss the exciting flurry of transfers and rumours that happened over the past week including Ryan Gravenberch to Bayern Munich, Darwin Nunez to Liverpool and Erling Haaland to Man City.
Published 06/14/22
William Saliba is reportedly returning to Arsenal, Paul Pogba is leaving Manchester United, and Jon Mackenzie joins the Tifo team for his debut podcast appearance.
Published 06/07/22
Joe Devine, JJ Bull and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss the champions League final - on and off the pitch. They also talk about Ivan Perisic joining Spurs, Diego Carlos to Aston Villa, Sadio Mane leaving Liverpool, Ralf Rangnick's departure from Manchester United, and they're joined by The Athletic's Nick Miller to discuss Nottingham Forest's Promotion. Plus Joe challenges JJ to a running race.
Published 05/31/22
Joe Devine, JJ Bull and Alex Stewart chat about the Premier League's final day, pitch invasions, and why it's a bit like Game of Thrones under the sea. Also, Alex has a big announcement.
Published 05/24/22
Joe Devine, JJ Bull and Seb Stafford-Bloor discuss Liverpool's win over Chelsea, West Ham v Manchester City, Tottenham v Burnley, Everton v Brentford, Christian Eriksen, The Bundesliga and the films Joe watched during his holidays.
Published 05/17/22
Spurs V Liverpool, Manchester United get battered by Brighton, Leicester V Everton, A bit of Bundesliga, Alien metaphors and nobody mentions The Terminator. JJ Bull, Alex Stewart and Seb Stafford Bloor have a lovely chat about all that and more.
Published 05/10/22
Welcome to an all remote bank holiday edition of the Tifo Football Podcast. Join JJ Bull, Seb Stafford-Bloor and Alex Stewart as they review a lovely weekend of football. Liverpool are still at the top of their game even with rotations, Burnley might be clawing their way out of relegation and somehow Everton just beat Chelsea.
Published 05/03/22