The TV legend that is Jeff Stelling joins Ron Walker for a special Essential Football on his last day at Sky Sports to look back on his 29 years in the Soccer Saturday chair.
Jeff talks us through his three decades in the hotseat, what he’ll miss most about being the face of Saturday afternoon TV and the best and worst moments that stick in his mind down the years.
From George Best to Chris Kamara and everyone between, Jeff reveals how he made guests feel so at ease in the Soccer Saturday studio, how he seemed to have a statistic about every player from every league and why fronting ‘Sports Saturday’ back in 1994 didn’t seem like the most appealing job in the world back then – how times ch...
In this special episode of Essential Football Ben Ransom and Jamie Carragher discuss the concern around football tragedy abuse. They are joined by Joe Blott from the FSA, Charlotte Hennessey, who lost her father at Hillsborough, and Gareth Senior, who was in Istanbul when two Leeds supporters were murdered in 2000.
30 August Finished
In an exclusive interview, Cesc Fabregas describes his move into coaching with Italian side, Como after retiring from playing football and says he would like to manage a team in the Premier League one day. The former Arsenal and Chelsea player also runs the rule over his old clubs as the new season gets underway.
29 August Finished
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return for a final Essential Football podcast to reflect on England's defeat to Spain in the Women's World Cup final. They discuss where the game was won and lost, whether Wiegman got her tactics right and the wider impact of Spain's win. Plus, the pair pick their moment of the tournament and why it's important to keep supporting women's football heading into the new WSL season.
20 August Finished
We're are almost there - Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return to preview the Women's World Cup final as England face Spain on Sunday. The pair discuss whether Lauren James should come straight back into the XI, the brilliance of Sarina Wiegman, plus the issues Spain might pose.
18 August Finished
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return as England reach their first ever World Cup final, beating Australia 3-1 in Sydney. The pair discuss the moments that swung the game in England's favour, including Lauren Hemp's brilliance and a fine game from Lucy Bronze. Plus, as Australia embraces the Matildas and women's football, what does the future hold for the team?
16 August Finished
Anton Toloui and Charlotte Marsh return to preview the upcoming Women's World Cup semi-finals. The pair chat England's match against co-hosts Australia, which could see the return of Sam Kerr. They also discuss why Mary Earps is the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment and where the key battles could be. Plus, Spain take on Sweden, with differing opinions on who could make the final.
14 August Finished