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

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.

Manchester United Weekly Show #7  

Phil and Martin are back together again to breakdown Manchester United's game against Liverpool and to preview the upcoming match with Chelsea, Jose Mourinho's return to Stamford Bridge. The lads also preview the upcoming Europa League fixture against Fenerbahçe at Old Trafford and discuss the latest team news, including some transfer rumors. 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.

BTP: England Football - Crisis and Controversy with Oliver Kay  

Oliver Kay, Chief Football Correspondent for The Times and author of "Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football's Lost Genius" joins the show to discuss the Sam Allardyce situation. Ollie gives his opinion on what's next for the Three Lions and whether or not Big Sam will ever get another chance to manage in professional football.

BTP: Robbie Earle  

On the latest edition of Beyond The Pitch, Phil is joined by the always brilliant Robbie Earle from NBC. The former Port Vale and Wimbledon man talks about the latest results in the Premier League as well as the end of the brief reign of Sam Allardyce as the gaffer for the Three Lions.

BTP: Manchester United Weekly Show #6  

After a week away, Phil and Martin are back again to breakdown United's games against Leicester and Watford, the midweek match against Northampton, as well as preview the upcoming Europa League match against Zorya and the fixture with Stoke. 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.

BTP: Manchester United Weekly Show #5  

Phil and Martin are back again to breakdown the Manchester Derby and preview the upcoming match at Vicarage Road against Watford. The lads also answer your questions from Twitter and Facebook. To submit a question for our next United weekly show, visit our Facebook page and post it on our wall or send us a shout on Twitter

BTP: Jeff Stelling  

On the latest edition of Beyond The Pitch, Phil is joined by the wonderful Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling to discuss the latest results in the Premier League. The gents touch on the Manchester Derby, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and more.

BTP: Denis Irwin  

The legendary Denis Irwin, former Man United full-back, joins Phil to gives us a preview of the Manchester Derby from the perspective of the red half of the city. Having been capped over 50 times by the Republic of Ireland and viewed by many as the finest left-back in United's history, he gives us some fantastic perspective on where the club is today under Mourinho, speaks on the development of Marcus Rashford, and of course gives us his pick for tomorrow's hotly anticipated Derby.

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