The Squawka Talker

The Squawka Talker

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Welcome to The Squawka Talker podcast, where we attempt to answer the big questions in football each week. What are the stats behind the stories and stars dominating the game?

Episodes

"I am so sick of talking about West Ham this season"  

Greg Johnson is joined by Kadeem Simmonds from the Morning Star as well as Oli Young-Myles and George Elek to review the final matchday across the Champions League and the Europa League as well as preview the upcoming Premier League action.

Football IQ: Talking to Ben Mayhew about Experimental 3-6-1  

A new pod series launches and this time we're delving into the analytical side of football. George Elek is your Football IQ host and for his first show he has a chat with AP's Ben Mayhew about his love for lower league football stats and what exactly does Expected Goals mean?

"David Luiz was absolutely immense against City" - Premier League and European review  

It's the Monday pod and what a weekend Nic English has to decipher alongside Greg Stobart, Muhammad Butt and George Elek.

"Zidane is not a tactician but he's getting results, and if there is a time to play Barcelona it's now."  

Ahead of a weekend that sees Barcelona host Real Madrid, Chelsea travel to Manchester City, Arsenal's trip to West Ham and Manchester United's visit to Everton, along with a number of other choice games across Europe, the Squawka Talk preview the weekend ahead. Host Greg Johnson is joined by Bleacher Report's Chelsea correspondent Garry Hayes and Squawka's Oli Young-Myles and Adam Hamdani.

Squawka One-On-One: James Montague - "The Indiana Jones of football writing"  

A brand new podcast debuts this week with none other than Rory Briggs as host. Every fortnight Rory will interview his guest about their love for football and the personal history they have with the game. This week - Rory interviews the "Indiana Jones of football" James Montague about his travels across the globe in search of exhilarating football experiences.

"Chelsea are favourites to win the league at the moment" - Premier League and European Football review  

It's getting tight at the top and Nic English is joined by Greg Stobart, Muhammad Butt and Felix Keith to review the weekend's action in the Premier League and Europe's top division

"Spurs haven't been the same team since the Battle of Stamford Bridge"  

Ahead of another weekend of Premier League action, the Squawka Talker assess the state of play after a week filled with Champions League action as Spurs head to Chelsea following to defeat to Monaco and Arsenal take on Bournemouth after falling flat against Paris Saint-Germain. Jose Mourinho gets some well-deserved credit for Manchester United's improved performance against Arsenal, while West Ham's troubles are laid bare with the rest of the league fixtures picked apart by James Benge of the Evening Standard and Oli Young-Myles and Hayley Fox of Squawka. Greg Johnson hosts.

"Arsenal have no control without Cazorla" Premier League and European Football Review  

Nic English is joined by Greg Stobart, George Elek and Amar Singh to mull over some huge games in the Premier League and around Europe.

"If Chelsea go on to win the league, Kante should be player of the season this year"  

Domestic club football returns after the November international break with Manchester United against Arsenal, Spurs versus West Ham, Liverpool's trip to Southampton and a Sunday special as Chelsea take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside. There are also no less than four big derbies to watch out for around Europe as Borussia Dortmund take on Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid host Real Madrid, Milan battle Inter for dominance at the San Siro and Fenerbahce challenge Galatasaray in the Intercontinental Derby that divides Istanbul. Squawka Talker host Greg Johnson is joined by George Elek, Natasha Henry and Felix Keith.

"Real Madrid's resilence is 100% down to Zidane" European league review  

It's time to look around Europe and Nic English is joined by a stellar cast of experts in Muhammad Butt, Greg Johnson and George Elek to tell the tale of the tape, analyse the surprise packages and see which young talents are lighting up La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1

Gerrard, Lampard or Scholes: who was the greatest?  

Settling the debate once and for all, the Squawka Talker debate who was better, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard or Paul Scholes? Host Nic English is joined by Greg Johnson, James McManus and Liam Twomey, Chelsea correspondent for ESPN FC.

"Sadio Mane has been the signing of the season"  

Mondays bring Premier League reviews and Nic English is joined by Greg Stobart, James McManus and Felix Keith to look at a great weekend for Liverpool and Manchester United. There's also time to have a quick peek at the other big leagues around Europe and the upcoming England games.

"Spurs simply cannot score at the moment"  

It's the North London Derby on Sunday and Arsenal have all the momentum going into the tie. Greg Johnson is joined by Hush Kerai, Oli Young-Myles and Greg Stobart to discuss whether the form book will go out of the window.

"You can really see where Guardiola is taking Man City"  

Greg Johnson is joined by The Football Republic's Adam Boultwood, Adrian Kajumba from Mirror Football and Squawka's own Greg Stobart to chat about the European action coming and gone.

"Since Mustafi's showed up - Arsenal have been outstanding"  

It's tight at the top of the Premier League and Nic English is joined by Felix Keith, Muhammad Butt and Natasha Henry to have a chat about the results across Europe and the upcoming Champions League games this week.

"The London Stadium isn't fit for purpose"  

It's all talk about the EFL Cup as Greg Johnson is joined by Rory Jennings from Chelsea Fan Channel, James Benge from the Evening Standard and Squawka's own George Elek.

"You're not special anymore"  

A humiliating weekend for Jose Mourinho is the main talking point for Greg Stobart, Muhammad Butt and Rory Briggs as they discuss the Premier League results from the weekend and review the biggest games from all around Europe.

Interview with Howard Webb - The Man In The Middle  

Former Premier League referee Howard Webb joins Greg Johnson to talk about his new book "The Man In The Middle" as well as video technology, which players are most difficult to manage and what's the one rule he'd drop from the game?

"Mkhitaryan is still the player to solve Man United's problems breaking teams down in the final third"  

In a week that saw Leicester become only the fifth club to ever win all three of their opening Champions League group stage games, Tottenham Hotspur draw 0-0 away to Bayer Leverkusen, Pep Guardiola return to Barcelona to watch his Manchester City side get soundly beaten 4-0 and Arsenal slay Ludogrets 6-0, the Squawka Talker pod review the week's action and look ahead to both the Europa League and the weekend's Premier League action. Host Greg Johnson is joined by George Elek, Natasha Henry and James McManus to talk over the results and fixtures to come, with their matches of the weekend to watch, a preview of Southampton and Manchester United's games in the Europa League and Premier League, and more.

"Liverpool have the attacking arsenal to tear United to shreds"  

There's a big game on tonight, in case you hadn't heard, and Nic English is joined by Felix Keith, Greg Johnson and Amar Singh to preview it along with a little phonecall from FullTimeDevils' Adam McKola. There's also time to review the weekend's Premier League action as well as Mauro Icardi's difficult week. Player of the Weekend and Story of the week also appear as usual.

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