Football Weekly
The Football Weekly pod squad bring you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis from the Premier League and beyond throughout the 2017-18 season
No sweat for England, Ronaldo's 99th and the WSL weekend – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and John Brewin discuss England winning at a canter, Wales’s Hungarian shootout, Ireland’s Groundhog Day, debutants scoring goals and keepers hitting light fittings. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

England unrest, Bale v The World and tweeting – Football Weekly Extra

Elis James, Barry Glendenning, Nick Ames and Ceylon Andi Hickman on the England camp bust-up, the latest on Gareth Bale, Northern Ireland’s outside chance and being people’s dads without it being weird. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Liverpool 3-1 Man City, Pulisic and a Cristiano Ronaldo strop – Football Weekly

Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Marcus Christenson and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool vs Man City, The Wilson Scenario, poaching Pulisic, Newcastle winning with a blunt edge and England’s women’s latest defeat. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Chelsea's manic draw with Ajax and Kyle Walker in goal – Football Weekly Extra

Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Philippe Auclair discuss Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Ajax, Kyle Walker in goal, pinball goalmouth scrambles in Belgrade, another Brazilian wonderkid and the Lionesses return to Wembley. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Injury agony, Blades cutting through defences and Foxes – Football Weekly

Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Gregg Bakowski and Lars Sivertsen discuss André Gomes’s injury, the tears of Son, successful dribblers, Sheffield United’s success, Leicester’s centre-backs and contact lenses. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Is Carabao Cup the world's best tournament? – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Marcus Bean discuss an extraordinary Anfield contest, Ole regaining control of the Manchester United wheel, Richard Keogh’s sacking, Colchester history and beans. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

The magic number for Liverpool and Leicester, plus VAR – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss Liverpool’s comeback victory over Spurs, Leicester’s record-breaking rout, the VAR high-bar being too low and Granada topping La Liga. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Champions League, rapid red cards and alligator attacks – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Musa Okwonga discuss Chelsea flying high in Amsterdam, Oxlade-Chamberlain’s worldy, rapid red cards, superstitions and very, very, very obvious handballs. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Liverpool's run ends, Lampardball and El Clásico chaos – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Mark Langdon discuss Manchester United’s unexpected point against Liverpool, Sean Dyche vs referees, El Clásico suspended and favourite formations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Euro 2020, Women's Champions League and Reading – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Faye Carruthers discuss Tyrone Mings’s starring role for England against Bulgaria, Ireland’s Groundhog Day, a Faroese player in Bristol and a Canadian ‘winless skid’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

After the racism in Bulgaria, where do we go from here? – Football Weekly special

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Barney Ronay, Troy Townsend, Musa Okwonga, Elliot Ross and Kevin Miles come together to discuss the racist incidents during England’s 6-0 win in Bulgaria and to explore whether the response on and off the pitch is a watershed moment. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Euro 2020 updates, China's grand plan and Petr Cech on ice – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Paul MacInnes discuss England’s defeat in Prague, Welsh consistency, Scotland wading through San Marino, Euro 2020 permutations and, er, a reality Cech. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Euro 2020, Next Generation and the lure of Guildford – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Marcus Christenson discuss the security of Harry Kane’s starting berth, Wales’s testing time, mass departures in the Football League and Phil Neville making unforced errors in press conferences … again. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Manchester misery, Figo in Guildford and lads, it's Tottenham – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay discuss crises abound at Spurs, Everton and both Manchester clubs, while Sid Lowe and Nicky Bandini are on the line to talk La Liga and Serie A. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Tottenham's tonking and the future of the game – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and John Nicholson on Bayern’s rout of Spurs, Liverpool’s complacency, Phil Foden’s badge-pointing and the existential battle for the future of the people’s game. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Flying Foxes, hopeless Hornets and a kit clash postponement – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss Leicester’s big win, Liverpool’s little win, Chelsea’s clean sheet, Watford’s underlying numbers, Kasper Dolberg’s watch and Cefn Druids’ kit. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Carabao Cup shocks and the death of Sahar Khodayari – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Marcus Bean on the latest lurch south by Spurs, Pep Guardiola’s response to the Bernardo Silva incident, young players, debutants and the devastating case of ‘Blue Girl’. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Liverpool's joy of six, United adrift and a leaping policeman – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Nick Ames discuss Liverpool’s 100% record continuing at Chelsea, defeats for Spurs and Solskjær, Manchester City putting 8 (eight) past Watford and a policeman forgetting where he was. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

The return of the Champions League – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Philippe Auclair discuss action in the Champions League group stage as three of the four English teams stumbled, plus a rugby XV of current and former players. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Manchester City and the perils of playing out from the back – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Sean Ingle and John Brewin discuss a shock at Carrow Road, more Arsenal defensive woes, a Seedorf scores in Scotland, a 16-year-old scores for Barcelona and Daniel Farke lookalikes. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

England and Kosovo thrill, Scotland slump and Marvin Sordell – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Marvin Sordell discuss England’s 5-3 win, trouble north of the border, Northern Ireland’s stoicism in defeat and Marvin’s decision to retire at the age of 28. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Harry Kane moves up the charts, Bendtner-mania and more – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Mark Langdon and Suzy Wrack discuss England’s 4-0 win over Bulgaria, Ryan Giggs in trouble even as Wales win, a big test for Northern Ireland, Bendtner-mania and a manager quitting out of boredom. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Euro 2020 qualifiers, Inter Ultras and Phil Neville – Football Weekly Extra

Faye Carruthers, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Will Unwin discuss the international break, Giggs in trouble, the return of women’s club football, Inter’s Ultras tell Romelu Lukaku what is and isn’t racism and Phil Neville’s confusing public image. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Arsenal v Spurs analysis, dives, Bakery Jatta and more – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Barney Ronay discuss a scrappy, shambling north London derby, top six stumbles, the difference between two English dives, a curious case of dubious identity in Germany and The Wilson Scenario. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Bury, Carabao upsets and the Alexis Sánchez mystery – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paul MacInnes and Michael Butler discuss the expulsion of Bury from the Football League, midweek fun between second XIs, Chris Smalling and innovative Carabao Cup draw ideas. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Liverpool lord it, Spurs shocked and Barnes bangers – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Tim Stillman discuss defeats for Tottenham and Manchester United, Ashley and Harvey Barnes on target, goals galore on the continent and a new crime novel seeking publishers. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Penalty palaver, Neymar and strife at Bolton and Bury – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Nicky Bandini and Philippe Auclair discuss penalty rock-paper-scissors, strife at Bury and Bolton, the return of Serie A, Neymar’s movements and breaking news from the Netherlands. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Handballs, the Pukki Party and La Liga starts with a bang – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and Paul MacInnes discuss the late VAR drama at the Etihad, Teemu Pukki being in contention for the Golden Boot and dramatic opening weekends in La Liga and the Bundesliga. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Clujless Celtic, Super Cup heroes and big Euro previews – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jacob Steinberg and Marcus Bean discuss the Champions League, Super Cup, Carabao Cup, racism in youth football, the aftermath of a playing career and some European league previews. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Big guns off to a flyer in Premier League amid VAR confusion – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Faye Carruthers and John Brewin discuss Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Chelsea, VAR’s first weekend in the Premier League, big wins for Brighton and Burnley and. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Premier League preview, Iwobi at Everton and image rights – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Lars Sivertsen discuss the Premier League season ahead, Alex Iwobi’s shock move to Everton, Wayne Rooney’s suspicious squad number, image rights and water balloon partners. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

The big kick-off, English centre-backs and Crusty – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Mark Langdon discuss the Community Shield, Harry Maguire and the centre-back daisy chain, Nicolas Pépé, the return of the Football League and Crusty the Pie. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

While we're away … listen to Barry on The Spin

Barry Glendenning is still stuck in the studio. While the rest of the Football Weekly squad are on holiday, he’s been guesting on The Guardian’s new cricket podcast The Spin. So if you can’t wait for Max, Barry and co to return with all the new season’s action, why not try a different ball game? Subscribe to The Spin now, just in time for the Ashes, which begins on 1 August with the first Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweek[..]

Joy for Rapinoe and co, a 'nonsense' loss for England and Lionel Messi – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss the USA’s World Cup final glory and White House hopes, England ‘nonsense’ loss against Sweden ( according to Phil Neville), and Lionel Messi’s claims of “corruption’ at the Copa América. And the pod is off on its holidays...we’ll send you a postcard. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

England's heartache, USA v Netherlands and Frank Lampard – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Chris Paouros discuss the Women’s World Cup semi-finals, the Copa América, Gold Cup, Afcon, Frank Lampard returning to Chelsea and Batman. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

England v USA, the Copa América and Afcon 2019 – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss England’s inexorable march to World Cup glory, the USA ‘spygate’ episode, Luis Suárez’s tears, the back streets of Alexandria and Elton John. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Handballs, Toon troubles and multiple Adama Traorés – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Philippe Auclair and Chris Paouros discuss the Women’s World Cup last 16, Rafa Benítez’s Newcastle departure, Frank Lampard’s talks with Chelsea, Copa América and Afcon. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Cameroon chaos, England's under-21 exit and Buffon to Leeds? – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Tim Stillman discuss England’s win over a fuming Cameroon side, the Under-21s’ early exit, Copa América and the Africa Cup of Nations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Scotland collapse, England move on and Totti hits out – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Flo Lloyd-Hughes discuss the latest Women’s World Cup drama, VAR’s increasing prominence, Copa América and a Totti meltdown. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Women's World Cup, Copa América and a supermarket treat – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Marcus Christenson, Lars Sivertsen and Tim Stillman discuss Australia’s comeback against Brazil, England’s huffing and puffing, Scotland’s flattering scorelines and reviews of a supermarket in Colindale. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Thrashings, tackles and Welsh worries – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Lars Sivertsen, Michael Butler and Chris Paouros discuss a record-breaking World Cup win, follow-throughs, Wales in trouble, Lionel Messi making a lot of money and the perils of being a non-league referee. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

All eyes on Women's World Cup, plus the Nations League and more – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Jonathan Wilson, Lars Sivertsen, Mark Langdon and Suzy Wrack discuss the opening weekend of France 2019, the conclusion of the Nations League, disrespect via kitchen utensils and an Ultrasling 3. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Nations League, the Women's World Cup and more – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Lars Sivertsen and Philippe Auclair discuss the Nations League with familiar themes on and off the pitch for England, a 2019 World Cup preview, transfers, Fifa and box-office VAR. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Brilliant Liverpool are kings of Europe once again – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Gregg Bakowski and Lars Sivertsen discuss Liverpool’s Champions League win, next steps for those involved, England women’s misstep in their final friendly before the World Cup and water pistols. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Chelsea swagger, Villans become heroes and Spurs v Liverpool – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Philippe Auclair discuss the Europa League final, the Championship play-off final, the Champions League final, Newcastle and a duck-sized Sepp Blatter. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Late play-off drama, a treble treble and joy for Valencia – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Faye Carruthers, Jonathan Wilson and Ben Fisher discuss play-off wins for Charlton and Tranmere, Celtic’s treble treble, Valencia’s Copa del Rey victory, a laboured win for England Women and much more. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Admin special, play-off previews and life as a released player – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Marcus Bean and Ali Maxwell discuss Uefa’s Europa League final problems, Fifa’s World Cup ticketing problems, life after being released by your club and Batistuta’s red and white army. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Dominance and difficult questions for Manchester City – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, John Brewin and Mark Langdon discuss Manchester City 6-0 Watford, the price of supremacy, the Women’s Champions League, a rare crestfallen goalscoring keeper and botched Panenkas. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Play-off madness, Manchester City and Italy – Football Weekly Extra

Elis James, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and George Elek discuss Frank Lampard’s Derby County, John Terry’s Aston Villa, Mike Dean’s Tranmere Rovers and Manchester City’s public missteps. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod

Manchester City clinch the title to dash Liverpool dreams – Football Weekly

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning, Jonathan Wilson and Simon Burnton discuss the end of the Premier League title race, a Baku reality check, Hughton gone, excessive punishment and fashion trends. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod