The Anfield Wrap

The Anfield Wrap

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Liverpool FC through the eyes of match-going supporters, the award-winning Anfield Wrap podcast talks honestly and passionately about every game The Reds play home and away in the Premier League, the cups and European competition. Also covering LFC news, gossip and analysis, TAW has grown from two free shows a week in 2011 to a subscription package of circa 30 shows a month in 2016. More information at


Liverpool's Shambolic Surrender  

Neil Atkinson was joined by Paul Senior, Gareth Roberts and Ian Salmon to pick through the carcass that was Liverpool's 'performance' against Crystal Palace. The Reds have once again put Champions League qualification in jeopardy after meekly succumbing to Allardyce ball. What did Liverpool get wrong? Did they take Palace serious enough? Did the manager get his set up and substitutions wrong or is he limited by a lack of depth in his squad? All this and plenty more misery all packed into just under an hour.

The Rider - Novocaine For The Soul  

The Rider is a little late this week, so apologies for that but it has nine fantastic songs which should warm the cockles, plus a load of General Election talk and a staggering insight into Mull. Mull! Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Adam Melia are bringing everything they have including their favourite train journeys. Doesn't get more essential than that. Tracklisting! Zebra Hunt - Fill Me With Ease I See Rivers - Da Ram Timber Timbre – Velvet Gloves And Spit Lovespeake - Novocaine (feat Max Frost) Table Scraps - Electricity Vanbot - Not That Kind (Moscow) Elaine Mai - The Colour of the Night Future Islands - Shadows (feat. Debbie Harry) Flora Cash - California

Radio City Talk: Liverpool's Crystal Clear Objective  

Neil Atkinson is joined by Andy Heaton, Philippa Smallwood and Paul Senior to talk about Liverpool's defensive worries against Crystal Palace and also to work through some solutions. Robbie Scotcher joins to talk about the Eagles. He's convinced their attack can worry The Reds. Kev McArthur is in with John Gibbons to talk about the Smithdown Road Festival with its main stage now being at The Palm House. But it is all about Palace. Another big push, Reds, come on!

Bobby Boings The Baggies  

Neil Atkinson hosts as Philippa Smallwood, Charlotte Campbell and Ben Johnson work through Liverpool's fantastic battling performance and result against West Bromwich Albion and Pulisball. Liverpool looked the part with so many players giving everything for the cause. The four discuss Emre Can, Simon Mignolet and Roberto Firmino at length and have a look at the top four picture off the back of Liverpool's results. *Nice one to Gary Ward for the title.

Hillsborough 28 Years On: Phil Scraton on Owning The Truth Of April 15, 1989  

Professor Phil Scraton, campaigner and author of Hillsborough: The Truth, speaks to Gareth Roberts about the long fight for truth and justice, from the days when it became clear a cover-up was in process just days after the disaster to the elation of the verdict at the inquests last year. In between was a long and arduous battle for information, for recognition and for the powers that be to recognise what was right and wrong. Phil has been at the centre of it all, alongside the families and the survivors, from 1989 through to 2017, and here he speaks candidly about the highs and lows of those 28 years.

Radio City Talk: Can Klopp Prick Pulis Bubble At The Hawthorns?  

Citytalk this week say Neil Atkinson joined by Adam Smith, Dan Vincent and Craig Rimmer to talk about Liverpool's eye on the summer and then move the focus onto West Brom where Neil is joined by Sean Rogers to discuss Pulis football. However there is also a conversation with Jeff Stelling about his walk to raise money and awareness around Prostate Cancer. If you are interested in joining Jeff click here and enter the code TAW2017 to get £10 off registration.

The Rider - Disco 2 Disco  

The Rider this week has a guest. Alex Lowes, the man behind the legendary Southport Weekender who is now the driving force behind the Liverpool Disco Festival joins Neil Atkinson, John Gibbons and Stephanie Heneghan to talk about this year's brilliant looking festival in Liverpool's Baltic Quarter. It's great to hear about the Festival which just gets bigger and better and tickets are available here: On top of Alex there are ten fantastic songs as ever combined with talk of suits and all the usual wham. Text in. Sit back. Relax. Here we go... Dave - Revenge Frank/Jay/Tyler - Biking Sneaks - Look Like That Dream Wife - Somebody D-Train - You're The One For Me The Perfect Kiss - Clubbing At Thirty Mila J - Transform U (Sandy) Alex G - Proud Serpentwithfeet - Four Ethers Girls in Synthesis - Disappear

Free Podcast: The Biggest Win  

The Anfield Wrap looks what might well have been both Liverpool's poorest half of football and biggest win of the season. Neil Atkinson is joined by John Gibbons, Ian Salmon and Paul Cope to ask why Jürgen Klopp made the decisions he made and how his players reacted. The win puts Liverpool in a stronger position to hit the top four this season.

Radio City Talk: Sparked Out  

The Anfield Wrap on Radio Citytalk this week is recorded live with Neil Atkinson, Melissa Reddy and Mr Friday Night John Gibbons looking back and the disappointing result and finish to the game against Bournemouth. What was Klopp thinking with his change in the last half an hour? And why didn't he change it again? Michael Kirkham is on to talk about his exhibit at the Central Library called Urban Goals which depict places people play football in inner cities. Then Neil, Mel and John reconvene to discuss the game coming this weekend against Stoke City. How do The Reds address these psychological issues and their injury problems? All is within.

The Rider - For Real  

Everyone together in a room having a lovely time. That is this week's Rider. Stephanie Heneghan has run another half marathon. John Gibbons has had a heavy weekend. Adam Melia probably walked up something. Neil Atkinson is trying to hold it all together. There is the Banger, Gig Of The Week and the fact no one has the energy for a war with Spain. The songs are belters. They always are. Ten of them. They are below. Come aboard the best new music podcast around. DUCKWRTH - I'm Dead (Feat. Sad Money & Sabrina Claudio) Ultralife - Oh Wonder Waxahatchee - Under A Rock The Legends - In Love With Myself Mallrat - For Real God Colony ft Flohio - Fights Charlotte OC - Running Back To You Kelly Lee Owens - CBM Marnie - Lost Maps Coco Hames - I Don't Wanna Go

Liverpool Magic, Everton Tragic  

On the day after Liverpool vanquish Everton at Anfield 3-1 Neil Atkinson is joined by Phil Blundell and Rob Gutmann to pick the bones out of a solid Liverpool display. There is talk of how well Liverpool dealt with Lukaku, how conservatively Everton set up and how The Reds deserved all 3 points. Phil and Rob also have a chat about yesterday's results, look ahead to Bournemouth and engage with how Liverpool manage to cement their position in the top four.

Radio City Talk: The Story Of The Blues  

A look ahead to the Merseyside Derby and to next season with the talk of the war chest from Paul Joyce this week. Neil Atkinson is joined by Paul Senior, Philippa Smallwood, John Milburn and Sean Rogers to look ahead to the Merseyside Derby with all the talk about Seamus Coleman, Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson.

The Rivals: Everton  

The next part of our look at Liverpool's historic rivalries sees Neil Atkinson sit down with Mike Nevin, Rob Gutmann and the Liverpool Echo's David Prentice to look back at the period of worsening cross-Stanley Park relations from 1989 to 2002. It encapsulates Dalglish's last game, Everton's near relegation, Joe Royle's Dogs Of War. Liverpool's poor runs in Derbies at Goodison, abuse to the players off the pitch and players flying in at each other on it. It also includes a look ahead to the weekend's game. Everything a look at football's greatest local rivalry needs...

The Rider: Driest Roast  

Neil Atkinson, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia are without John in the flesh this week but his spirit remains strong. It is his gig of the week in Rome. Talk of Roller Derby, Dave Chappelle, half marathons and, inevitably, Moel Famau dominate the wham. The songs are terrific. Nine of them, one held back in John's honour... 9 slabs of Wham, 9 great Songs. Tracklisting Future Islands - Cave Kendrick Lamar - The Heart part 4 !!! - The One 2 Frontier Ruckus - 27 Dollars Secret Meadow - Same Old Fear Jacques Green - To Say Gorillaz feat Vince Staples - Ascension Sweet Tempest - Colourful Rain Frank Ocean - Chanel

Keeping Up Appearances  

Rob Gutmann hosts Stephen Evans and Andy Heaton for a in-depth chat Liverpool's problem position of goalkeeper and whether we are closer to solving an issue that is a constant cause of debate. Rather than just focus on the first team, we have a comprehensive look our custodian credentials from top to bottom. As part of the show we also talk to: Academy expert and now BEIN Sport Assistant Producer Joel Richards about Academy prospects Shamal George and Kamil Grabara. Huddersfield podcast 'Thrice Champions' about Danny Ward and the season he is having at the top end of the Championship. Hoffenheim scout and former professional goalkeeper Lutz Pfannenstiel on Loris Karius and what Jurgen Klopp looks for in a goalkeeper. Sunderland fan, former goalkeeper and now coach and columnist David Preece about Simon Mignolet'a situation. Rob, Andy and Stephen then round up the show with a chat about whether Liverpool should be looking for improve the situation and how in a bumper 94 minute free show.

Radio City Talk: Everything And Everyone  

Neil Atkinson is joined for a bumper Radio City Talk by John Keith, who is always a pleasure to have on the show, to talk all things LFC and a couple of John's projects he's got going on at the minute. We've also got Craig Hannan talking to Robbie Fowler over in Utah as well as John Gibbons and Andy Heaton talking to Xabi Alonso in an excerpt from their hour long TAW Player interview.

TAW Special - Orient Express  

John and Andy chat to CNN's James Masters about the dire situation at Leyton Orient and what the fans are doing to try and help the club. To help the Leyton Orient Regeneration Fund go to -

The Rider: A Dab Hand  

The Rider is a full house. Neil Atkinson hosts as John Gibbons, Stephanie Heneghan and Adam Melia play ten great songs and talk all sorts of wham about the Top 40 being in real trouble, going to Devon and small plates. As ever, the songs, the songs... Tracklisting: Bill Botting And The Two Drink Minimums - Feeling Sad Again Soulwax - Missing Wires VILDE - High Horse Oh Pep! - Doctor Doctor The Aces - Stuck Slow Decades - Broadcast TCTS - Do It Like Me (Icy Feet) Chilly Gonzalez ft Jarvis Cocker - Tearjerker Broen -

Ronnie Moran: Mr Liverpool  

Today, Ronnie Moran passed away at the age of 83. He worked consecutively at Liverpool Football Club under nine different managers, from player to assistant manager and many more roles in between. The list of honours Liverpool won in that time speaks for itself. After a short intro of tribute from John Gibbons and Neil Atkinson we bring you audio from Phil Thompson, Alan Kennedy, Roy Evans and Phil Thompson at the launch of the new book about Ronnie Moran, recorded just a few weeks ago. RIP Ronnie

Honours Even At The Etihad  

Breathless, chaotic and ultimately, a point gained rather than two lost. Neil Atkinson is joined by Melissa Reddy, Adam Smith and Mike Nevin to try and make some sense of the tear up between Liverpool and Manchester City. The Reds once again proved they can go toe-to-toe with the best and have set themselves up with more than a fighting chance for the top four run-in.

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