25 February 2016

Nathan Baker

It's Football Fives Podcast time again and we're taking our sarcastic, semi-enthusiastic love of the game into the realm of fiction once more this week. We've done made-up footballers, we've done some stuff on books; now it's time for computer games.

Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee are all on hand to talk through their experiences and opinions about football games, beginning with an introspective assessment of the loves we've lost because games are, like, totally important, yeah?

We talk about Football Manager ratings being used by mainstream media and the remarkable rise of esports, tackle a couple of listener questions and recall our best and worst moments as the men at the controller.

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18 February 2016

Bastian Schweinsteiger

We've had a few themed shows on the spin, so this week's Football Fives Podcast is one of our patented 'anything goes' episodes. We didn't bother with a theme, essentially, but there's plenty to be getting on with regardless.

Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee welcome Pep Guardiola to England with a touch of Manchester futuregazing, in which we ask how he'll get on, how long he'll be there and what his appointment means for the long-term future of the club.

We also talk about the recent Chinese shopping spree, which club we'd relegate if we had the power to do so, and whether football supporters have a right to attend their team's matches. Finally, we argue about football's most idiotic arguments, thus creating a meta-answer to close out the show.

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11 February 2016

Yossi Benayoun

We've named our fictional five-a-side team and we've picked our Germany five-a-side team, and this week's Football Fives Podcast is all about the selection of five players from another top-drawer football nation.

Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee enter the debating arena to fight on behalf of our picks for Argentina, losers in the first World Cup final and also the most recent one. But they've bagged the old statue on a couple of occasions as well, and produced some of the greatest players ever to lace up a pair of football boots.

From back to front we choose five players each and argue for their inclusion. It's probably not giving too much away to reveal that the final five-a-side Argentina side is just a little top-heavy. Yes, he's in. And him. And him.

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4 February 2016

Richard Wright

We're nothing if not willing to play fast and loose with our own format. One of the things we love to do on the Football Fives Podcast is watch a load of old football, bash together five questions about it and relive it into the earholes of you wonderful people.

We've already talked about a World Cup, so this week it's the UEFA European Championships - Euro 2000, to be precise. England's group stage exit is dealt with as quickly and as painlessly as possible by Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee, but what were the true highlights of the competition in Belgium and the Netherlands?

We talk about our favourite games, our favourite goals and the outstanding memories from that glittering summer 16 years ago, and we also discuss whether the right team won the tournament. France pinched it to follow up their World Cup win, but they were pushed all the way.

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