18 February 2018

Giovanni van Bronckhorst

We're not late. You're late. Or you're early. Or we're early. Or something. Either way, this is last week's podcast this week. Later this week you'll get this week's podcast this week. Clear? Good. This is what trying new things and then contracting the lurgy will do for your podcast, folks. Think on. Anyway, Episode 120 is an 'anything goes' show, so let's go.

We're sans Keaney this week so it's David Hartrick, Daniel Storey and Chris Nee who begin by discussing the Premier League's new proposal for a staggered winter break. Is it needed? Is it a good compromise? Or are we all just so distracted by football that we can't go two weeks without something tasty to watch?

There's also a chat about Wolverhampton Wanderers and their recruitment strategy, some aimless speculation about big transfers of the future, a debate about the longevity of Jose Mourinho's prospects at Manchester United and a not-for-nothing run-down of our favourite ever Dutch international goals.

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1 February 2018

Georgi Kinkladze

It's not always endearing to rattle through a podcast without any preparation but sometimes it can keep old hands like us on our toes. Every now and then, the Football Fives Podcast likes to tackle a 'blind' episode, by which we mean an episode in which only one or none of us knows what's on the agenda.

This week, we're taking on an unnamed football club and answering five questions thereupon. David Hartrick is the man in charge of the hat, and, in Daniel Storey's deadline day absence, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee follow up our previous selection of Tottenham Hotspur by randomly selecting a club to discuss. Naturally, we want to avoid the headlines and get under the skin of something original.

That'll be Manchester City, then. Still, the hat never lies so we muddle through with what knowledge we can scrape together about our favourite City players past and present, our own relationship to and opinion of the club, their progress this season - LOLZ - and where we see them going in the next three years.

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24 January 2018

Phil Neville

After last week's frivolity, the Football Fives is back to the serious stuff in this latest episode. There's a lot going on off the pitch at the moment, so we take the opportunity to sink our teeth into the topics that are dominating the football agenda, only without ever really talking about them. Same Football Fives, different day.

David Hartrick hosts as Daniel Storey, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee navigate the choppy waters of soccerdom. We ask whether young players' pre-professional transgressions on social media should be bannable by the Football Association, and also discuss - again - whether the FA itself is to be considered unfit for purpose.

There's a chat about the poisonous effect of Twitter replies on football supporter culture, as well as a run-down of our favourite transfer swap deals and a brief look ahead to the FA Cup Fourth Round clashes that we're expecting to catch our eye.

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