Beyond The Pitch

Beyond The Pitch

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Now We’re Talking Football: A fresh perspective on the World’s only Beautiful Game. Beyond The Pitch is a new and creative endeavor that has dedicated itself to the global game from numerous points of view, featuring expert opinion and debate to offer their unique perspectives.

Episodes

The Original BTP  

The boys discuss Arsenal's disastrous results against Bayern, the Michael Carrick situation at United, how to get the best out of Paul Pogba, and also talk about Chelsea.

Manchester United Weekly Show #12  

Phil and Martin are back for our weekly Manchester United Show. The lads breakdown the disappointing match against Bournemouth and also discuss the latest team news, including thoughts about the latest rumors surrounding United's interest in Antoine Griezmann and Harry Kane. Phil and Martin also touch on the direction of United's transfer plans for the summer and look ahead to the Europa League tie with Rostov. To submit a question for our next United weekly show, visit our Facebook page and post it on our wall or tweet it to @beyondthepitch on Twitter.

Manchester United Weekly Show #11  

Phil and Martin are back, still soaked in champagne from Manchester United's EFL Cup victory this past weekend. They breakdown the exciting final against Southampton and also discuss the latest team news, including thoughts about Luke Shaw's United future and the change in culture that Jose Mourinho has brought to the team. Phil and Martin also touch on the direction of United's transfer plans for the summer and look ahead to the match against Bournemouth at the weekend. To submit a question for our next United weekly show, visit our Facebook page and post it on our wall or tweet it to @beyondthepitch on Twitter.

Manchester United Weekly Show #10  

Phil and Martin are back together again to discuss Manchester United's recent stretch of games. The boys also discuss the latest team news, including thoughts about Antoine Griezmann's recent comments regarding him leaving Athleti. To submit a question for our next United weekly show, visit our Facebook page and post it on our wall or tweet it to @BeyondThePitch on Twitter.

The Coaching Manual Episode 1  

Paul Bright, the Technical Director for The Coaching Manual, joins us to discuss youth soccer in America. Paul is a UEFA A License holder who has worked as a coach in Grassroots and Professional football for 15 years. His career in Football started as an academy player at his hometown club, Oldham Athletic FC where he gained a reputation as a tough tackling centre-half. Unfortunately, his ambitions to become a professional footballer didn't materialize but, through his love for the game, he decided to pursue a coaching career instead. His coaching career started at Bobby Charlton's famous soccer schools and has taken in Everton FC's academy, the Football Association, Manchester United FC (where he spent 8 years under the tutelage of René Meulensteen), FC United of Manchester (as Academy Manager) and most recently as U15 Manager back at his home club Oldham Athletic. Paul has also spent several summers coaching in California.

The Coaching Manual Episode 2  

Paul Bright, the Technical Director for The Coaching Manual, joins us to discuss youth soccer in America. Paul is a UEFA A License holder who has worked as a coach in Grassroots and Professional football for 15 years. His career in Football started as an academy player at his hometown club, Oldham Athletic FC where he gained a reputation as a tough tackling centre-half. Unfortunately, his ambitions to become a professional footballer didn't materialize but, through his love for the game, he decided to pursue a coaching career instead. His coaching career started at Bobby Charlton's famous soccer schools and has taken in Everton FC's academy, the Football Association, Manchester United FC (where he spent 8 years under the tutelage of René Meulensteen), FC United of Manchester (as Academy Manager) and most recently as U15 Manager back at his home club Oldham Athletic. Paul has also spent several summers coaching in California.

John Cross Talks Gunners  

John Cross, the brilliant Chief Football Writer for The Mirror joins BTP to chat about the latest goings on inside the Arsenal camp. John speculates on the future of Arsene Wenger and what he thinks is happening with the Alexis Sanchez contract situation. He also tells us if he thinks that Eddie Howe is up to the task of guiding Arsenal should Le Professeur move on after the season. Some great insight from a man in the know about all things happening in the word of the Gunners.

Transfer Gossip Show #1  

Phil and Martin start the first in the series of new shows discussing the latest transfer gossip from around the world.

Weekend Wrap-021217  

Phil and Danny react to all of the football action from this past weekend in the Premier League and ask if Michael Keane is the real deal. They also discuss some bad decisions by the officials and debate whether or not the referees and their assistants need even more technological support to make sure they get ther decisions right. Plus they touch on the idea of Diego Simeone taking over at Arsenal next season and offer their opinions about whether or not he would be a good fit for the club and vice versa. Find us online at beyondthepitch.net, on Twitter @beyondthepitch, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/beyondthepitchshow

Steve Nicol  

Phil and Martin are joined by Liverpool legend, ESPN FC commentator, and author of "5 League Titles and a Packet of Crisps", Steve Nicol. The lads discuss what has gone wrong with LFC's recent form, what adjustments Klopp can make, and what the club's summer window shopping list should look like. As always, Steve pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it.

Clarke Carlisle  

Phil is joined by former England U21, Burnley, Blackpool, and QPR defender Clarke Carlisle to discuss his battle against depression and his 2 attempts at suicide. In an honest and riveting conversation, Clarke reveals how he felt during his lowest points in his life and talks about how he got back on track and is now trying to help others who are in a dark place in their lives. He also speaks about how his upbringing factored into his inability to share his depression with others and some of the ways he uses to combat feelings of depression. Clarke has now started The Clarke Carlisle Foundation for Dual Diagnosis and is trying to do his part to make depression and mental illness something we are all more willing to have an open dialogue about so that those in desperate need can get the help they deserve.

Holiday Period 2016 Wrap Up  

Phil and Ian are joined by Danny Higginbotham to discuss all the action in the Premier League over the festive season. The crew also discusses the further use of technology in the game and the Winter Transfer Window.

Manchester United Weekly Show #9  

Phil and Martin are back together again to discuss Manchester United's recent games during the holiday period. The boys also discuss the latest team news, including thoughts about United's strategy for the Winter Transfer Window. To submit a question for our next United weekly show, visit our Facebook page and post it on our wall or tweet it to @beyondthepitch on Twitter.

Kyle Martino  

Phil is joined by former US National, Columbus Crew, LA Galaxy, and current NBC Analyst Kyle Martino to discuss the recent sacking of Bob Bradley by Swansea City.

Boxing Day 2016  

Phil and Ian are joined by Danny Higginbotham as they discuss the Premier League Boxing Day fixtures and debate who will miss out on top 4 - Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd, Man City, Spurs etc. The boys also discuss Victor Lindelof, Sam Allardyce, Alan Pardew, Bob Bradley and more!

Weekend Wrap-113016  

Ian and Phil react to all of the football action from around the globe this past weekend. Amongst many topics, the boys discuss Diego Simeone and his future with Athletico Madrid, RB Leipzig at the top of the Bundesliga table, Philippe Coutinho's injury, Antonio Conte's influence on Chelsea's terrific form, and Mourinho's problems at Man U. They also touch on the football sex abuse scandal broken open by Danny Taylor from the Guardian.

Klinsmann Sacked!  

We welcome our new co-host - former St. Pauli, Hamburger SV and US international; current Fox Sports and Yes Network commentator Ian Joy. Ian and Phil discuss the dismissal of USMNT Head Coach/Technical Director Jurgen Klinsmann after 5 tumultuous years on the job. The boys also discuss the results from all of the big matches that took place around the world over the weekend.

Ray Wilkins  

Our newest regular contributor, the legendary Ray Wilkins, joins the show to discuss all of the latest happenings in the Premier League. The former England national, shares his brilliant thoughts about the teams at the top of the table as well as the struggling Leicester City side.

Manchester United Weekly Show #8  

Phil and Martin are back together again to breakdown Manchester United's game against Swansea and to preview the upcoming match with Arsenal. The boys also discuss the latest team news, including the status with Luke Shaw. To submit a question for our next United weekly show, visit our Facebook page and post it on our wall or tweet it to beyondthepitch on Twitter.

Mark Ogden's View of Manchester  

Phil is joined by Mark Ogden, Chief Football Correspondent for The Independent to discuss the latest from Manchester. He lends his insight about the situation in the United camp, with reported tension between Jose Mourinho and some of his squad. With Wayne Rooney being told by Mou that he should look elsewhere for regular playing time, is the skipper exploring his options away from Old Trafford? What's going on with Henrikh Mkhitaryan? Mark gives us his view about all of the goings on behind the scenes at MUFC and also discusses what's happening on the blue side of the city and discusses Klopp's Liverpool side and their recent form.

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