Official Barclays Premier League Podcast
Summary: Bringing you a full reaction to all the weekends Barclays Premier League fixtures, including exclusive interviews with managers and players. Each week our presenter will be joined by a former player for their insight and analysis into the most exciting league in the world, as well as bringing you all the news on the very latest Barclays initiatives.
Jacqui Oatley is joined by former Liverpool and Spurs defender John Scales and football journalist Paddy Barclay, as we take an in depth look at how Englands top flight is shaping up with Liverpool leading the way after three games. Crystal Palace defender Dean Moxey talks to us ahead of his teams trip to Old Trafford this weekend. Swansea Chairman Huw Jenkins explains how his players had to be brought back down to earth after last seasons heroics. We hear from Marouane Fellaini on his dream move, Theo Walcott on Arsenals record breaking signing, and Roberto Martinez on Evertons successful transfer business. And we speak exclusively to former Aston Villa and Celtic midfielder Stiliyan Petrov about his emotional fight against Leukaemia.
Alan Curbishley and Dave Farrar discuss a frenetic final day of transfer activity which saw Gareth Bale leave North London to become the worlds most expensive player and Mesut Ozil come the other way as he joined Arsenal in a club record deal. European Football Expert Gabrielle Marcotti talks us through all the other last minute comings and goings in the Transfer Window. We speak to former Liverpool manager Roy Evans as the Reds honoured the great Bill Shankly by beating their arch rivals Manchester United at Anfield. We talk to West Brom defender Steven Reid about their difficult start to the season. And we look back at all of the rest of the weekend’s action, hearing from Olivier Giroud, Ian Holloway, Paolo Di Canio and many more
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic joins Jacqui Oatley and Paul Walsh to reflect on a weekend where Manchester United and Chelsea had to share the spoils at Old Trafford and Cardiff City shocked the title favourites – we hear from Moyes, Mourinho, Malkay Mackay and Craig Bellamy. Former Arsenal defender Nigel Winterburn explains why Arsene Wenger must strengthen his squad. Plus we hear from a life long Everton fan about a Merseyside legend
Marcus Buckland and Matt Holland look back on a compelling opening weekend of the season. We speak to former Chelsea midfielder Pat Nevin about the Jose Mourinho effect at Stamford Bridge. We hear from the two new managers in Manchester, David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini, who both got off to winning starts. Young Southampton starlet James Ward Prowse joins us after their opening day win at West Brom. And we speak to a Crystal Palace season ticket holder about the buoyant atmosphere at Selhurst Park on Sunday
Preview of the 2013/14 Barclays Premier League season. Dave Farrar is joined by two special guests, former Arsenal and West Ham midfielder, Stewart Robson, and ex Norwich and Nigeria striker, Efan Ekoku. It’s the first time in living memory that England's top three clubs begin their campaigns with a new manager. We hear from the three new men in charge, David Moyes at Manchester United, Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City and a returning Jose Mourinho at Chelsea. Cardiff City’s Ben Turner and Hull City’s James Chester both join us to discuss their clubs’ return to the top flight. European football expert Andy Brassall talks us through all the major transfer news in what’s been a summer of speculation. And we hear from Arsene Wenger, Roberto Martinez, Mark Hughes and Ryan Giggs among others.
2013-14 Fixture List Special. Marcus Buckland is joined by two very special guests, former Chelsea and Netherlands striker, Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, and ex Arsenal and England midfielder, Ray Parlour. Together we discuss the recent release of the 2013-14 Barclays Premier League fixture list and pick out just some of the key matches that lie ahead. We speak exclusively to the recently retired, Phil Neville, about the significant changes at his two former clubs, Everton and Manchester United. Former Wales international, John Hartson, joins us to discuss the buoyant state of Welsh football with Cardiff joining rivals Swansea in the top flight. Plus we talk about the numerous managerial changes that have taken place since May, hearing from Jose Mourinho, Roberto Martinez and Mark Hughes.
Review of the Season. Iain Dowie and Matt Jackson join Dave Farrar to review what has been an enthralling season topped off by Sir Alex Ferguson winning his 13th and final Barclays Premier League title. We hear from the Manchester United boss who brought an end to his remarkable 26 year reign at the club and we speak to one of his former players Dion Dublin. At the other end of the table, Wigan became the third and final team to be relegated, along with Reading and QPR, we hear from all three camps as well as talk exclusively to Norwich defender Russell Martin after a strong end to their season. Plus we discuss the dramatic race for 4th place between Arsenal and Spurs
Sir Alex Ferguson Special - Former West Ham and Charlton manager, Alan Curbishley, joins Marcus Buckland to discuss the end of an era with Sir Alex Ferguson calling time on his incredible 26 year reign at Old Trafford, we hear from the emotional United manager with Alan providing some fascinating insight into a man he knows well plus he gives us his views on Sir Alex’s successor David Moyes. Former Manchester City manager Brian Horton joins us to discuss Roberto Mancinis sudden dismissal. We speak exclusively to Newcastle goalkeeper, Steve Harper, who will make his final appearance this weekend after two decades at the club. We hear from Paul Scholes, Emmanuel Adebayor and the record-breaking Frank Lampard amongst others. Plus we talk to a passionate Chelsea fan in India
Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic and former Wigan player Kevin Kilbane join Paul Walsh and Jacqui Oatley to review a remarkable weekend of Barclays Premier League action where Chelsea laid down the gauntlet for third place and the drama at the bottom of the table increased yet further. We hear from Juan Mata, Andre Villas Boas and Jame Carragher amongst others. Plus we talk to a hopeful Spurs fan from Sweden.
Reading defender Sean Morrison and Liverpool legend Mark Lawrenson join Stewart Robson and Dave Farrar to look back on a decisive weekend of Barclays Premier League action which marked the end of the road for both Reading and QPR in this seasons top flight. We hear from the two relegated managers Nigel Adkins and Harry Redknapp, as well as from Frank Lampard, Pablo Zabaleta, Theo Walcott and many more. Plus we talk to a life long West Brom fan in Malta.
Former Manchester United defender Gary Pallister and Spurs goalkeeper Brad Friedel join Tony Cascarino and Marcus Buckland to look back at a weekend of drama which saw Manchester United capture an unprecedented 20th league title after an emphatic 3-0 victory against Aston Villa. We hear from 13 time title winner, Sir Alex Ferguson, as well as from hattrick hero Robin Van Persie and Ryan Giggs. We hear from Paolo Di Canio, Clint Dempsey, Kevin Nolan and many more. Plus we talk to a West Ham fan in Sweden after the Hammers guaranteed their top flight status for next season.
QPR midfielder and former Newcastle defender Steve Howey join Craig Burley and Dave Farrar to look back at all the weekends action including a quite stunning first victory for new Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio after their emphatic 3-0 North East derby win. We hear from Victor Anichebe, Alex McCarthy, Robin Van Persie, Mark Schwarzer amongst others. Plus we talk to a confident Norwich City fan in Hong Kong.
Former Republic of Ireland midfielder, Matt Holland, joins Jacqui Oatley to review another dramatic weekend of action particularly at the bottom of the table where QPR’s survival hopes were dealt a sickening late blow at home to relegation rivals Wigan – we hear from a disconsolate Harry Redknapp as well as get the thoughts of one of his recent predecessors at Loftus Road, Neil Warnock. We speak exclusively to Southampton midfielder, Jack Cork, after their 2-0 win at Reading all but guaranteed their top flight survival. We hear from Paolo Di Canio, Thomas Rosicky, Matthew Lowton, Gylfi Sigurdsson and many more. Plus we talk to an Everton fan from Ireland.
The former West Ham, QPR and Southampton striker Iain Dowie joins Dave Farrar to discuss another weekend of drama at the top and bottom of the table as a very well-known Italian re-joins the top flight. We hear from new Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio and the former Black Cats midfielder Gavin McCann tells us if he’s the right man for the job. We speak exclusively to the Newcastle United goalkeeper Steve Harper as his side gets dragged back into the relegation scrap. Plus we talk to an Arsenal fan from Lahore about their chances of beating Spurs, Chelsea and Everton into those coveted Champions League spots.
Fulham defender Sascha Riether and Spurs legend Darren Anderton join, Alan Curbishley, Stewart Robson and Marcus Buckland to look ahead to what is sure to be a dramatic last couple of months of the season at both the top and bottom of the table. We hear from all those teams battling for both European football and fighting for survival. as well as from new Reading manager, Nigel Adkins, on their chances of beating the drop. Plus we talk to a Sunderland fan from Holland about their worrying recent form.