Football Weekly Extra: The Carling Cup and RIP Paul the psychic octopus

October 28, 2010

“The latest round of the Carling Cup; the Ballon d’Or; a look ahead to the weekend’s fixtures; plus, we mourn the passing of Paul the psychic octopus” (Guardian – James Richardson)


James Richardson’s Champions League newspaper review

September 17, 2010

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man … James Richardson returns for a new weekly look at all things football across the continent (Guardian – James Richardson)

Football Weekly Extra: Premier League season preview

August 13, 2010

“Football Weekly returns with a director’s-cut length Premier League preview show with host James Richardson and an old-school line-up of John Ashdown, Barry Glendenning and Sean Ingle. First up we discuss the contenders for the title: Will Man City be hampered by having too many holding midfielders? Will Man Utd’s ageing squad be a problem? Are Chelsea on the way down? Who comes out best in the Cole/Benayoun swap? What the hell is going on at Aston Villa? And has Barry really bet Sean £20 that Liverpool won’t finish in the top six?” (Guardian – James Richardson)

Football Weekly: Treble top for Inter and José Mourinho

May 25, 2010

“It’s the final Football Weekly of the season, and James Richardson’s got Fernando Duarte, Paolo Bandini and Barry Glendenning in the pod to celebrate and commiserate in equal measure. We start of of course with the Champions League final. Internazionale claimed an historical Treble after the beat Bayern Munich 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabéu. And with José Mourinho now all but certain to join Real Madrid – can the galácticos rightly claim to be managed by the greatest coach around?” (Guardian – James Richardson)

Heartache for Fulham and Blackpool’s superstar DJ

May 20, 2010

“Raphael Honigstein, Barry Glendenning and John Ashdown help James dissect the week’s football action. As Fulham narrowly lose in the Europa Cup final, the pod ponder why they are patronised so much, and what the future holds for Roy Hodgson’s men. There were amazing scenes in Madrid where 40,000 Atlético fans danced the night away and Sid Lowe explains just why it means so much to the people’s club of Spain’s capital city.” (Guardian – James Richardson)

Football Weekly: Guts and goals galore in the fight for the title

April 27, 2010

“With just two weeks left of the Premier League season, it’s still all to play for at the top. Chelsea went goal crazy (again) to stay in control, but Manchester United put in a gut-wrenching performance – at least for Patrice Evra and Nani – to beat Tottenham Hotspur to stay in the hunt. James Richardson and his Football Weekly chums are here to analyse it all.” (Guardian – James Richardson)

Football Weekly Extra: Joy for José Mourinho as Inter beat Barcelona

April 22, 2010

“Paolo Bandini, Sean Ingle and Owen Gibson join James to debate the week’s football news. As Barcelona lose away to Inter, the pod ponder where it went wrong for the European Champions. They also discuss Zlatan Ibrahimović’s shocking match stats and the latest in the Mario Balotelli saga. Sid Lowe is on hand to give reaction from the Spanish press.” (Guardian – James Richardson)