Football Weekly: Ronaldinho to Rovers and other tall tales

January 4, 2011

“Is the buck-toothed Brazilian really heading to Blackburn? Plus: a Premier League and Championship review; Roy Hodgson lives to fight another day; and solidarity for the Deepdale Duck” Guardian – James Richardson


On the third day of Christmas – The best journalist

December 27, 2010

Jonathan Wilson
“We love Twitter. It is like visiting a Roman Forum back in 50BC, stopping to chat to all and sundry about everything under the sun. Want some chat about the wrong tactics used by Inter Milan at the weekend, then touch base with Jonathan Wilson or Zonal Marking. Fancy trying to understand what on earth is going on at Upton Park then have a chat with Jacob Steinberg, Mark Segal from ITV Sport, Matt Law from the Express or Dan Silver from the Daily Mirror. And want to get a Pro’s view on life now or as it was a few years ago then have a chat with Martin Allen, Garry Nelson or Bolton Wanderers Kevin Davies.”
On the first day of Christmas – The best website, On the second day of Christmas – The best game, On the third day of Christmas – The best journalist

2010: The Year In Football

December 27, 2010

“Football Weekly regulars Barry Glendenning, Rafael Honeigstein and AC Jimbo are joined by Zonal Marking’s Michael Cox and France Football’s Phillipe Auclair to mull over the World Cup, Champions League and the best of domestic football from 2010” Guardian

Football Weekly Extra: World shrugs as Pardew takes the reins at Newcastle

December 9, 2010

“Welcome to a stereophonic, supercharged edition of Football Weekly Extra, with James Richardson, Barry Glendenning, Sean Ingle and Jonathan Wilson’s huge floating brain beaming down from near-earth orbit. We start our Premier League discussions with another fine mess at Newcastle United. The Geordies love a messiah – but really, Alan Pardew? Also in the podcast, we take in all the dead rubber action from the Champions League, while Sid Lowe tells us about the Barcelona-tinged Ballon d’Or.” Guardian – James Richardson

James Richardson

November 29, 2010

“Cast your eyes skywards on a clear night and, if you’re lucky, you might just catch a glimpse of a small pod circulating in near earth orbit. Contained within that small capsule is a group of people who – twice weekly – produce a master-class in football punditry, namely, The Football Weekly. Rallying those troops together in an attempt to reawaken Blighty with some European footie news interspersed with the odd welcoming pun is James Richardson, AC Jimbo to his mates.” (European Football Weekends)

French make toast of woeful England

November 18, 2010

“James Richardson has Kevin McCarra, Owen Gibson and Barry Glendenning on board for this edition of Football Weekly Extra to look back on England’s soufflé-like collapse against Laurent Blanc’s France. We wrap up the best (and worst) of the rest of the international friendlies – including Sid Lowe’s account of Spain’s 4-0 defeat to Portugal, Italy’s controversial draw with Romania, and Scotland’s demolition of, er, the Faroe Islands – and get up to speed with the latest shenanigans at Fifa.” (Guardian – James Richardson)

Football Weekly: Mancini on the ropes as City fall to Wolves

November 2, 2010

“We start with the Premier League, and, with talk of a player revolt, we ask: is it all over for Roberto Mancini after Manchester City slumped to another defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers? Just what was going on with the officials for Manchester United’s controversial second goal against Tottenham Hotspur? And how come Kevin Nolan can’t stop scoring now that Newcastle United team-mate Andy Carroll has come to stay? Next, Paolo Bandini joins us to marvel at Lazio, who are setting the pace in Serie A, and we look forward to Internazionale’s visit to White Hart Lane in the Champions League. Finally, Sid Lowe tells us that it’s now officially a two-horse-race between Barcelona and Real Madrid in La Liga (and it might even come down to a shoot-out between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo), and we wonder whether Cardiff City and Swansea will grace England’s top division next season.” (Guardian – James Richardson)