Total Football

Total Football


The Telegraph's unrivalled reporters and special guests from the glamorous world of football join host Thom Gibbs to lift the lid on what's really happening in the Premier League, and elsewhere.


Hoodoo you think you are?  

The Premier League season is two games old and already posing difficult questions.

  Are Manchester United back to their best? Why can’t Arsenal defend? And are we living through the final year of the transfer window staying open beyond the start of the season?   Telegraph Sport chief sports writer Paul Hayward joins host Thom Gibbs to get to the bottom of things.   Elsewhere Matt Law addresses the podded masses from Spurs’ temporary home at Wembley, John Percy gives his verdict on football from his Midlands patch, and England international Carly Telford runs the rule over the top flight goalkeeping landscape.
The laughing left-back  
The Premier League is back, and so is Telegraph Sport’s new Total Football podcast.    Sam Wallace joins host Thom Gibbs in attempting to unpick what went wrong for Chelsea in their shock opening weekend defeat to Burnley, and just what’s eating manager Antonio Conte.    With the days ticking down until the transfer deadline Sam runs the rule over the Premier League players who are likely to leave their club, who might stay put and if any of them are actually as injured as their clubs say they are.    Plus a round-up of the rest of the weekend’s Premier League games, with good wins for Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester City and Huddersfield.   We head to Old Trafford to get James Ducker’s verdict on Manchester United’s 4-0 victory over West Ham.

Arsenal title-winner Nigel Winterburn answers the question “is defending getting worse” and Jim White expan [...]

Better than a Courtois penalty  


The first ever episode of the Telegraph’s new Total Football Podcast begins in rousing style with chief football correspondent Jason Burt joining Thom Gibbs in the studio to preview the Premier League season.

  Just how open is the title race, which teams in the vast expanse below might surprise, and which could end up in relegation trouble? Jason also tells the inside story of Neymar’s world record move to Paris Saint-Germain.   Deputy football correspondent Jeremy Wilson gives his verdict on Arsenal’s Community Shield victory, former England player Sue Smith rounds up the Women’s European Championships and chief football writer Sam Wallace reveals all about his meeting with one of the Premier League’s new managers.   Plus stay tuned to the end to find out how you can win £500 by beating other podcast listeners in our free Total Football fantasy league.
The Telegraph’s Total Football Podcast  

The Telegraph’s unrivalled reporters and special guests from the glamorous world of football join host Thom Gibbs to lift the lid on what’s really happening in the Premier League, and elsewhere.

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