19 July 2017

Teddy Sheringham

This week's Football Fives Podcast is a 'blind' episode, in which Daniel Storey hits David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee with five questions related in some way to a previously unannounced subject. That subject, as our intrepid trio discovered after recording had begun, is the footballing summer. Because, you know, it's happening right now and that.

Dan's testing teasers take us on a tour of the team's favourite football summers from history, as well as asking us to reveal how we cram football into the close season, which bits of transfer business we really rather fancy, and plenty more besides.

So, while the football universe prepares to shift back up the gears, we're taking a step back to assess the past and present of the year's weakest season. God damn you, summer. Give us our football back.

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6 July 2017

Gonzalo Jara

The FIFA Confederations Cup sometimes passes without notice, but not this year. The use of the Video Assistant Referee system put the competition in the spotlight, and all ITV could talk about was the use of the newly introduced technology. In all fairness, it gave them plenty to talk about, and controversy wasn't hard to come by.

The trial, and VAR in general, led us to this week's Football Fives Podcast topic: technology in football. Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee kick off with a question about VAR but widen the subject to cover goal-line technology as well, before heading off in a whole different direction.

We ask whether player performance data should be tracked and published, and whether our football clubs are right, wrong or otherwise to use our data as supporters to target us for all manner of gubbins. Finally, we each reveal our favourite technological development in the history of association football.

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28 June 2017

Gary Crosby

There are many ways to skin a podcast. You can chuck five questions at a panel and try and squeeze a conversation out of it. You can set the challenge of picking a five-a-side team from a particular nation and argue over the final quintet. You can even go in blind and really test the participants.

Surprisingly, these options are routinely eschewed by inferior football podcasts to ours. So is this week's format. It's with mixed feelings and some trepidation that we bring you another Football Fives Pub Quiz. Some of you like them and some of us hate them, but sometimes you've got to give the punters what they inexplicably want.

Playing the Dale Winton role this time round is Chris Nee, who's devised five cunning and challenging rounds of football trivia to drive Daniel Storey, David Hartrick and Ryan Keaney to despair. There are lots of questions for you to join in with, lots of points up for grabs, but only one winner.

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