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The Athletic Football Podcast

Podcast Series The Athletic Football Podcast

The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, with Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell hosting Monday to Friday throughout the season.

Featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Matt Slater and many others, it is the ultimate place to get the inside track on the biggest stories and news, insight and analysis from your club.

Series Episodes

Jorginho to Arsenal & Sabitzer to Manchester United explained

Jorginho to Arsenal & Sabitzer to Manchester United explained

Mark Chapman is joined by David Ornstein & Adam Crafton to discuss Arsenals signing of Jorginho from Chelsea. Meanwhile Manchester United were also forced to react and make another loan signing - in Marcel Sabitzer -  following injury to Cristian Eriksen  Are these shrewd moves to help both clubs win trophies this season? Will this lead to bigger from both clubs signings in the summer? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

40 mins

2 February Finished

Enzo Fernandez: Chelsea's record-breaking €120m man

Enzo Fernandez: Chelsea's record-breaking €120m man

David Ornstein and Liam Twomey join Mark Chapman to analyse Chelsea's British Transfer Record deal to sign World Cup winning Enzo Fernandez. The panel discuss how Chelsea managed to pull off the deal to sign the Argentine, the level of finance involved as well as taking a deeper look at the Blues' approach in the transfer market. Also, having spent over £600m since Todd Boehly's takeover what pressure is there on Graham Potter to deliver immediate results? Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

37 mins

1 February Finished

Pep's Cancelo Culture: Why Man City sanctioned Bayern Munich loan

Pep's Cancelo Culture: Why Man City sanctioned Bayern Munich loan

A PFA Team of the Year regular and an ever-present figure in back-to-back title-winning seasons for Manchester City - So how has Joao Cancelo ended up on loan at Bayern Munich, just hours before the January transfer window closes? Host Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's Sam Lee and Pol Ballus to explain... A burning desire to start every game and a history of flare-ups with coaching staff, our panel reveal a sense of inevitability about Cancelo's Man City exit. Plus, why Pep Guardiola's ruthless streak is significant, the difficulties of trying to manage a 'super-squad', how likely a return to the Etihad is this summer and why Bayern Munich were so quick to pounce. Produced by Adonis Pratsides Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

39 mins

31 January Finished

Ornstein on transfers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs & more

Ornstein on transfers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Spurs & more

Mark Chapman is joined by The Athletic's David Ornstein to detail what could happen in the final hours of the January transfer window. They discuss Arsenal's move for Moises Caicedo, Chelsea's bid to sign Enzo Fernandez, and Spurs failed bid for Pedro Porro plus plenty more. The Athletic's Andy Naylor reveals the names Brighton are lining up even if and when Caicedo leaves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

33 mins

30 January Finished

Weekend Preview: Premier League title showdown dress rehearsal, Leeds out to avoid upset & Liverpool plan Brighton revenge mission

Weekend Preview: Premier League title showdown dress rehearsal, Leeds out to avoid upset & Liverpool plan Brighton revenge mission

Dan Bardell is joined by George Elek as well as The Athletic's Tim Spiers and Rich Amofa as the FA Cup Fourth Round sees the first clash of the Premier League's top two this season. As well as looking ahead to Man City v Arsenal the panel also pick out Accrington Stanley v Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur's visit to Preston North End. Liverpool's return to Brighton two weeks on from losing 3-0 down on the south coast is also analysed ahead of picking out which ties to keep an eye on in the Fourth Round with a number of EFL sides hoping to spring a suprise. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

46 mins

27 January Finished

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