The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

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James Richardson and Team Totally are here three times a week with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don’t. On Monday, we review all the weekend’s action. On Tuesday, it’s the Euro crew with James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein looking at matters across the continent. And on Thursday, Duncan Alexander brings the silliness and numbers. read less

Arsenal v Man Utd is big again, plus Klopp’s landmark date with Chelsea
19-01-2023
Arsenal v Man Utd is big again, plus Klopp’s landmark date with Chelsea
Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Matt Davies-Adams onto the latest Totally Football Show, ahead of another eye-catching Premier League weekend. Leaders Arsenal host Man United in a throwback to what the fixture used to be. The Gunners are celebrating the absence of the suspended Casemiro. Will De Gea be the key man at the Emirates? Jurgen Klopp takes charge of his 1000th game in management (or does he?) against a Chelsea side who one of our panel thinks are about to take the Premier League by storm. It’s been another turbulent week at Everton with the fans and the board at odds over how things have been reported. The Athletic’s Greg O’Keeffe explains more. All that plus an FA Cup midweek headlined by Gnonto’s wonder goal and Neil Etheridge’s triple save. Also Trossard is Arsenal-bound, Olise is an enigma and Ward-Prowse is saving us from the aliens. Produced by Jesse Howard and Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Leeds and Liverpool through to the FA Cup 4th round (04.00) • PART 2: Arsenal v Man United preview (13.09) • PART 3: Liverpool v Chelsea preview (28.40)  • PART 4a: West Ham v Everton with Greg O’Keeffe (36.00)  • PART 4b: Southampton v Aston Villa - JWP saves humanity (45 .00) • PART 5a: The John Yems mess and the Haaland conundrum (51.15) • PART 5b: The rest of the Premier League weekend (54.20) SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Wolves cry foul while Potter needs patience
09-01-2023
Wolves cry foul while Potter needs patience
Jimbo welcomes Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Tim Spiers into the pod after a pulsating FA Cup 3rd round weekend. Chelsea are thrashed by Man City at the Etihad and we have that crazy conversation about Graham Potter’s future at the Bridge. Are the players playing for Potter? Do the fans need to accept some short-term pain for long-term gain? Wolves fall victim to some questionable offside decisions in their draw with Liverpool at Anfield as Lopetegui continues to improve the players. But Emery’s Villa are upset by Stevenage while Wrexham, Boreham Wood and Chesterfield do the National League proud. Elsewhere there’s the non-celebrating Josh Windass, the calm Marco Silva and the happy Marcus Rashford. Plus it’s Carabao Cup quarter-final time with possibly the biggest game of Newcastle’s season. Real Madrid are beaten by Villarreal with The Athletic’s new Real correspondent Guillermo Rai telling us why the champions are so suspect defensively. And the panel pay their tributes to the late, great Gianluca Vialli. Produced by Charlie Jones. RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Wrexham and Stevenage cupsets (02.00) • PART 2a: Chesterfield 3-3 West Brom (07.00) • PART 2b: Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 Newcastle (11.00)  • PART 3a: Man City 4-0 Chelsea (16.00)  • PART 3b: Liverpool 2-2 Wolves (25.00)  • PART 3c: Other 3rd round highlights (31.00)  • PART 3d: Carabao Cup QF preview (42.00)  • PART 4a: Villarreal 2-1 Real Madrid with Guillermo Rai (47.00)  • PART 4b: Paying tribute to Gianluca Vialli (53.00)  SIGN UP TO THE ATHLETIC TODAY FOR £1.99 A MONTH FOR 12 MONTHS • theathletic.com/totally LISTEN TO OUR GIANLUCA VIALLI SPECIALS ON GOLAZZO: • https://spoti.fi/3ZlNZb2 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
A Feast of Festive Football
29-12-2022
A Feast of Festive Football
Jimbo is joined by Daniel Storey, Adrian Clarke and Lynsey Hooper to reflect on a feast of festive football in the Premier League. Arsenal kept their title-challenging form going by beating West Ham in front of a returning Arsène Wenger.  Newcastle United also carried on their ominous pre-World Cup form by swatting aside Leicester City. Yorkshireman Erling Haaland returned to his place of birth. His two goals for Manchester City against Leeds United saw him become the fastest player to reach twenty goals in the Premier League. Plus Chelsea and Manchester United picked up wins as they try and regain some lost ground after stuttering starts. At the bottom, there’s disagreement over the prospects for Nathan Jones at Southampton.  But there’s consensus that Everton are in troubling form; the sort that may not see Frank Lampard’s time in the Goodison dugout last much longer. Produced by Steve Hankey RUNNING ORDER:  • PART 1: Arsenal beat West Ham (03.00) • PART 2: Newcastle beat Leicester (12:30) • PART 3: Haaland hauling Leeds over hot coals and footballer’s weight (19:30)  • PART 4a: Wolves with two wins under Lopetegui (25.30)  • PART 4b: Everton are in trouble (30:00)  • PART 4c: Man Utd beat Forest (32:30) • PART 5a: Liverpool lure Cody Gakpo (38:00) • PART 5b:Brentford’s draw with Spurs, but how will they manage without Toney? (41.30)  • PART 5c: How will Nathan Jones do at Southampton? And star spangled Fulham (49.30) • PART 6: Chelsea and a lesser-spotted Denis Zakaria (59:30) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices