Two Pros in a Pod

Two Pros in a Pod

United States

Two opinionated Professional Footballers - Marcus Bean & Hogan Ephraim - dissecting the beautiful game via podcast.

Episodes

Episode 19 - Euro 2016 Preview  

In the final show before a summer break, Kate, Marcus and Hogan discuss the upcoming European Championships in France. They give their views on the squads announced so far and who they think will make it through the group stages. They also answer listener questions about England and talk about what it will be like from the players' perspective being away from home for several weeks. Hogan and Marcus are now on their summer break but we will all be back with the next show in early July. In the meantime keep following us on Twitter & Instagram @TwoProsInAPod. Kate will be posting from the account so feel free to ask any questions too. Thanks for a great season - and keep your fingers crossed for Kate & Sheffield Wednesday at Wembley on Saturday :)

Episode 18 - End of Season Show  

In this final show of the 2015/16 series, Kate, Marcus and Hogan discuss the playoffs - with particular focus on Kate's beloved Sheffield Wednesday. They talk about the managerial comings and goings of the last week, Aston Villa's takeover and West Ham's bids in the transfer market. They also discuss John Terry's contract extension at Chelsea and debate whether Chelsea would be able to attract a better centre back than Terry in the summer. And finally they end with the Two Pros in a Pod end of season awards - not as slick as the Oscars but good discussion none the less. Look out for a Euros special next week and then the team will be back in July with the regular show. Thanks for listening - keep following on Twitter @TwoProsInAPod

Episode 17 - Boybands, Midfielders & Elliot Omozusi  

This week Hogan, Marcus and Kate are joined by Cambridge Utd's Elliot Omozusi. The team answer more questions from Twitter and talk about what it is like to come to the end of the season out of contract and looking for a new deal. They also give their play off predictions for the Championship, League 1 & League 2. This week's heated debate is around the upcoming England squad announcement and the midfield options that Hodgson has. More on the England team in next week's episode.

Episode 16 - Lee Camp & Listener Questions  

This week Marcus, Kate and Hogan are joined by Rotherham United Goalkeeper Lee Camp. They discuss the week's Premier League football focusing on the Chelsea v Spurs game which resulted in Leicester City becoming Premier League Champions. They also focus on the upcoming Championship play offs with Lee giving his view on what will happen. Lots of questions from listeners this week (must be those signed Marcus Bean shirts that people want to win) on topics from crazy chairmen to Aston Villa's potential next season and the different relationships that Goalkeepers have vs outfield players. The pod wouldn't be Two Pros without a heated debate, this week it is about what Arsenal want in terms of a manager. Arsenal fans let us know what you think by tweeting @TwoProsinaPod.

Episode 15 - Kevin Gallen & Mark Hillman talk QPR & more  

It's a bumper edition of the show this week with special guests QPR legend Kevin Gallen and long suffering fan Mark Hillman. They join the Marcus, Hogan & Kate to discuss the Premier League, Champions League, Sakho's drug test, the PFA Awards and answer listener questions. And of course we couldn't have such a strong QPR contingent in the studio without having an indepth discussion about the club and its current performance. The recording coincided with a huge thunderstorm so be prepared for the odd bang or rainfall which we struggled to edit out.

Episode 14 - The Rooney Debate  

This week we have another transatlantic show. The team talk about the week's Premier League, Europa League, FA Cup and Champions League matches. Hogan and Marcus get into a heated debate about Rooney and whether he should be the first on the England teamsheet. They also discuss the current situation at QPR - more to come on that in next week's show.

Episode 13 - Transatlantic pod & Jumpergate  

This week the pod is transatlantic as Hogan joins from Toronto. The thousands of miles don't get in the way of a good chat about last week's Premier League & Champions League fixtures though. The team also talk football kit, following the Doncaster Rovers scandal about their competition to design the away kit. Find out about 'Jumpergate' at Wycombe last year involving Beany, a Blackpool jumper and a tub of live crickets! Plus get a taster of the PFA awards - the lads talk about their votes for Premier League Player & Young Player of the year award this week. Listen out in future shows to hear their thoughts on team of the year and the standout players in the other leagues.

Episode 12 - Champions League & the Gender Pay Gap  

This week Marcus, Hogan and Kate talk about the Premier League and Champions League. The lads answer questions from Twitter about the MLS, Summer Break and Gareth Ainsworth. And then the whole team go off on a bit of a tangent head first into a heated debate about the gender pay gap and equality in football! It gets quite loud at points - definitely a topic we will revisit with more facts in future shows! Let us know what you think on Twitter @TwoProsInAPod

Episode 11 - England and Euro 2016 Stickers  

This week Marcus, Hogan and Kate discuss the England and other International games from the weekend. Kate brings the lads a present in the form of a Euro 2016 sticker book....only one of them is impressed! Following the news of Remi Garde's sacking they look at who might replace him and what that will mean for Villa. They also discuss Rock, Paper, Scissors and the other games that footballers play - even during a game would you believe?! And what it is like to wear armbands or GPS vests. They end with a chat about women's football which they will be covering in more detail in future shows.

Episode 10 - Premier League Predictions  

This week Marcus, Hogan and Kate are all back in the studio. They discuss their predictions for how the Premier League will finish, who they think will be promoted from the Championship and what the England team will be against Germany at the weekend. They also talk about manager contracts, how long they should be and whether managers should only be allowed to be sacked at certain times in the season. Looking ahead to next season they discuss what changes will need to be made to the Man Utd and Man City teams. Let us know what you would like to hear in the next show by tweeting @TwoProsInAPod

Episode 9 - Danny Shittu Interview & Nutrition Discussion  

This week Marcus Bean and Kate Hamer are joined by former QPR, Millwall and Nigeria Defender Danny Shittu. They talk about how he got into the game, what happened at Millwall and what he is doing now. They also discuss the football talent in Nigeria. Hogan is not on the show this week but Kate and Marcus also discuss what players eat before and after a game, the Maria Sharapova situation, that Liverpool penalty last weekend and the managerial situations at Newcastle and Rotherham.

Episode 8 - Billy Clifford & the Chelsea Academy  

This week Kate Hamer & Marcus Bean are joined in the studio by Billy Clifford. The 23 year old, currently at Boreham Wood FC, spent over 10 years at the Chelsea Academy. They discuss what it is like to get signed at such a young age and the path his career has taken since then. Hogan Ephraim joins the team by phone due to a bout of Man Flu. They also discuss the Champions League game between Arsenal & Barca, Aston Villa's behind closed doors game with the U21s and we reveal a different side to Beany when someone sits in his seat on the team coach.

Episode 7 - Carlton Palmer, China & More  

In this extra time show, Kate, Marcus and Hogan are joined by retired England professional Carlton Palmer on the phone from Shanghai. They talk about the development of football in China, his career and his upcoming biography. Marcus and Carlton also debate the level of racism in football and what can be done to increase the number of black and ethnic minority managers in the game. Other topics covered include red cards and penalties from a player's perspective and their views on the Joleon Lescott Social Media furore at the weekend. Plus their predictions for this weekend's FA Cup fixtures.

Episode 6 - Danny Simpson, Ticket Prices & China  

This week Marcus Bean, Hogan Ephraim and Kate Hamer are joined by Leicester City's Danny Simpson. They talk to him about Leicester's amazing season so far, what he thinks of the manager and team mates and answer questions from Twitter. They also discuss ticket prices, China's increasing interest in the European transfer market, Gary Neville's performance at Valencia, Liverpool's FA Cup departure & the return of Sturridge and more.

Episode 5 - Transfers, Initiations and Roommates  

This week Marcus, Hogan and Kate recorded the podcast earlier in the week on Transfer Deadline Day (blame Kate). They talk about the main stories of the day including the Pellegrini/Guardiola news, John Terry announcement and the big transfers. They also give their view on what it's like to join a new club with some initiation stories from their careers so far. Plus they answer questions from Twitter.

Episode 4 - Fans and Footy Trivia  

This week Marcus and Hogan discuss the performances of Leicester and Crystal Palace, the Dele Alli hype, this weekend's upcoming FA Cup Fixtures and answer questions from Twitter about Fans and the impact they have on players. Kate hosts our first footy trivia quiz to see who knows more about the game - 68% of people answering our Twitter poll predicted that Hogan would win. Were they right?

Episode 3 - Fitz Hall and the Transfer Window  

This week Marcus and Hogan are joined in the studio by former professional footballer turned player agent, Fitz Hall. Together they discuss the Transfer Window, Wycombe's FA Cup replay against Aston Villa, who they think the winners and losers will be in the Championship, League 1 and League 2 and more.

Episode 2 - Ale Faurlin & Lee Cook  

This week Marcus and Hogan are joined in the studio by QPR's Ale Faurlin and on the phone by Eastleigh FC's Lee Cook. They discuss last weekend's FA Cup games and answer listener questions about training, dress sense and the philosophy at QPR.

Episode 1 - FA Cup 3rd Round with Adam Lallana & Clinton Morrison.  

In the very first episode of Two Pros in a Pod, Marcus Bean & Hogan Ephraim are joined by Adam Lallana and Clinton Morrison to talk about this weekend's FA Cup Fixtures. The hosts also discuss Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho, the Premier League relegation battle and the current transfer window.

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