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Early Van Gaal Impressions and Woodward Perceptions Hardening
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Early Van Gaal Impressions and Woodward Perceptions Hardening

Chief football correspondent Daniel Taylor of The Guardian joins Anto and Phil in the aftermath of an opening Premier League weekend where preseason expectations met the long term harsh realities for Manchester United, amid concerns that Louis van Gaal may not get all the players he requires and rumors of an organization impression that the club continues to struggle to complete player deals.
Listen - Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Sid Lowe on Luis Suarez, Enrique and The Potential for Falcao at Madrid
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Sid Lowe on Luis Suarez, Enrique and The Potential for Falcao at Madrid

Spanish football correspondent Sid Lowe joins Anto and Phil in the hours leading into the Joan Gamper Trophy in Barcelona, where not only the strangest player unveiling happened with Luis Suarez, but also a number of key transfer matters remain unresolved in the matter of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao in the lead up to a new La Liga season.
Listen - Monday, August 18, 2014


One World Sports: Final Questions Heading Into The Premier League
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One World Sports: Final Questions Heading Into The Premier League

Heading into the final stretch before the Premier League season kicks into high gear this Saturday, not only does the top four seem totally in flux, but so do a number of key questions facing some of the favorites and even a few of the contenders who will look to shape and define the 2014-15 season as new managers, new arrivals and some anticipated departures will likely fill out the remaining weeks of the transfer window.
Listen - Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Woodward Staring Down the Barrel

Woodward Staring Down the Barrel

As the whistle blew at Old Trafford on Saturday to signal the end of the first game of the season, it also served as a reminder to Utd fans, Louis van Gaal or not, any renascent to the summit is far from guaranteed.
Read Woodward Staring Down the Barrel - Monday, August 18, 2014

Jeff Stelling on The Gruesome Twosome and Arsenal Staying Power
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Jeff Stelling on The Gruesome Twosome and Arsenal Staying Power

Sky Sports and Soccer Saturday Jeff Stelling joins Anto and Phil once again to preview a number of key factors leading into the start of a new Premier League season that is set to resume on Saturday, from the favorites to those in need of big answers, to some of the new arrivals and departures who will surely shape the competition.
Listen - Tuesday, August 12, 2014


One World Sports: Guru Football, Young Turks and Continental Dreams
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One World Sports: Guru Football, Young Turks and Continental Dreams

If there is one clear theme to be gleaned from the preseason, it has been the emergence of a cult of personality amongst Premier League managers that has seemed to form with the arrival of Louis van Gaal at Manchester United along the likes of Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Brendan Rodgers, while Manuel Pellegrini continues his work largely overlooked as he continues to put his finishing touches on a squad that appears even better than what won the title a season ago.
Listen - Wednesday, August 06, 2014


Home Grown Players and Franchising Puts Lampard in the Spotlight
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Home Grown Players and Franchising Puts Lampard in the Spotlight

In recent days the sudden loan move of Chelsea icon Frank Lampard back to the Premier League on loan with Manchester City has sparked the expected tribalism and hand-wringing over Financial Fair Play, but overlooked may just be the issue of UEFA home grown player rules for European competitions and the coming storm over a global franchising model amongst the economic elite in club football.
Listen - Monday, August 04, 2014


One World Sports: More EPL Transfers, Shadows Cast Over Copa Lib
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One World Sports: More EPL Transfers, Shadows Cast Over Copa Lib

Another week into the summer transfer window and the moves and speculation endures with several player transactions that have arrived with a number of key questions while in South America the Copa Libertadores semi-final rounds played out while two icons of world football overshadowed a tournament lacking clear star-power, raising even further concerns about the tournament itself and revealing yet even deeper issues for the game inside Brazil and Argentina.
Listen - Wednesday, July 30, 2014


UK Parliament to FIFA: Pervasively Corrupt or Wholly Incompetent
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UK Parliament to FIFA: Pervasively Corrupt or Wholly Incompetent

FIFA in the past week has confirmed that the Michael Garcia investigatory report into ethical violations during the World Cup bidding process has been processed to its adjudicatory chamber and that its findings will not be made public, citing articles 28 and 36 of the FIFA Code of Ethics, while UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee examined The Sunday Times allegations from a confidential source.
Listen - Friday, July 25, 2014


One World Sports: Transfer Market Opening Salvo
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One World Sports: Transfer Market Opening Salvo

Once the World Cup came to a close, the shockwaves on the summer transfer window soon followed as Real Madrid have come out with two prized moves to acquire James Rodriguez and Toni Kroos, perhaps setting off what may be a chain of events that could ripple across Europe as several conditional moves appear certain to unfold.
Listen - Wednesday, July 23, 2014


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