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Gunners Glory, French Crisis and International Women's Day Allies

6 March 2023 - 52 mins
Podcast Series Full Time Europe: A show about women's football

Lynsey Hooper is joined by Leeds United legend and broadcasting superstar Lucy Ward and The Athletic’s Charlotte Harpur to analyse the Conti Cup final, the crisis in the French team, International Women’s Day Allies and so much more.

We hear from Anton Toloui on what he thinks “ally” means, how much the landscape has changed for women in football, changing stereotypes and his broadcasting bugbears.

Charlotte explains what went down at the Financial Times’ Business of Football Summit including the radical proposal to put women’s football games in the Saturday 3pm Blackout and the latest news surrounding the French national team’s crisis.

Producer: Dougie Critchley

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52 mins

Series Episodes

Chelsea beat Barcelona - can they hold on?

Chelsea beat Barcelona - can they hold on?

Charlotte Harpur and Laia Cervello Herrero join Sophie Penney after Chelsea beat Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final first leg - the Catalan side’s first loss at home in over five years. How did Chelsea pull off that defensive masterclass? What went wrong with Barcelona’s game plan? And can Chelsea do it again in the second leg?  Plus we look at the state of the Spanish league after Aitana Bonmati said nothing has changed since their World Cup win.   HOST: Sophie Penney  WITH: Charlotte Harpur and Laia Cervello Herrero  PRODUCER: Sophie Penney  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Abi Paterson Get in touch: fte@theathletic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 mins

23 April Finished

Is Emma Hayes’ final season unravelling?

Is Emma Hayes’ final season unravelling?

Katie Whyatt, Carl Anka and Charlotte Hapur are with Sophie Penney to react to Manchester United knocking holders Chelsea out of the FA Cup to reach the final at Wembley, and Tottenham’s extra time winner to join them. How did United start the game so fast? Is Emma Hayes’ final season unravelling? And what will Spurs do without Grace Clinton in the final?  Plus, we chat to Anne Grimes and Helen Tither about the Corinthians Ladies Football Club, who won 50 trophies in over 20 years during the FA ban on women’s football.  HOST: Sophie Penney  WITH: Katie Whyatt, Carl Anka, Charlotte Harpur, Anne Grimes and Helen Tither  PRODUCER: Sophie Penney  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Abi Paterson Get in touch: fte@theathletic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48 mins

16 April Finished

How much will England miss Rachel Daly?

How much will England miss Rachel Daly?

Michael Cox and Charlotte Harpur are with Sophie Penney to talk about Rachel Daly, after she announced her retirement from international football.  Plus, what did we make of England’s performances in their first Euro 2025 qualification games? Is Lucy Bronze’s defending up to scratch? Are we expecting too much of them? And Man United offer a contract extension to manager Marc Skinner. Fresh off breaking the story, Charlotte tells us more. HOST: Sophie Penney  WITH: Charlotte Harpur and Michael Cox PRODUCER: Sophie Penney  EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Abi Paterson Get in touch: fte@theathletic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 mins

10 April Finished

Hayes and Eidevall clash in chaotic Conti Cup final

Hayes and Eidevall clash in chaotic Conti Cup final

Art de Roche and Jessy Parker Humphreys join Sophie Penney after Arsenal won the League Cup in a dramatic final where Chelsea manager Emma Hayes pushed Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall and Frida Leonhardsen Maanum collapsed. Thankfully Frida is now in a stable condition.  So, what’s the beef between the managers? How did Maanum’s collapse affect the players? And what won it in the end for Arsenal?  Plus, ex-England captain Steph Houghton is retiring so we chat about her skills on the pitch and her contribution to the women’s game. Host: Sophie Penney Guests: Jessy Parker Humphreys and Art de Roche  Producer: Sophie Penney Executive Producer: Abi Paterson Get in touch: fte@theathletic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 mins

1 April Finished

Bunny Shaw on how she became Man City's record goalscorer

Bunny Shaw on how she became Man City's record goalscorer

Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw breaks down some of her top goals with Charlotte Harpur after breaking the Manchester City women's goalscoring record.  What was she thinking in that moment? What are her favourite moves? What’s her relationship like with her teammates like Chloe Kelly and Alex Greenwood?  And Raphael Honigstein is with Sophie Penney to digest Bayern’s massive 4-0 win over rivals Wolfsburg to all-but seal the Bundesliga title.  Host: Sophie Penney Guests: Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw, Charlotte Harpur and Raphael Honigstein Producer: Sophie Penney Executive Producer: Abi Paterson Get in touch: fte@theathletic.com  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

38 mins

26 March Finished

Chelsea sweep past Arsenal (plus... a discussion on ‘inappropriate’ relationships)

Chelsea sweep past Arsenal (plus... a discussion on ‘inappropriate’ relationships)

Chelsea knock Arsenal out of the title race in pursuit of their quadruple. How did Emma Hayes outthink Jonas Eidevall so emphatically? And what will happen when these two meet again in the League Cup final? Plus with two stories surrounding player-coach relationships this year already, questions have arisen about player-coach relationships and safeguarding in women's football. So when Hayes responded to include player-player relationships, that had has us asking whether the environment women's sport is enough for people to be their full self. Host: Abi Paterson Guests: Jessy Parker Humphreys, Charlotte Harpur, and Art de Roche Producers: Jay Beale and Abi Paterson Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

43 mins

19 March Finished

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