21 April 2017

Steven Davis

Here is FSF Football Writer of the Year Daniel Storey with this week's introduction to the podcast:

"This week we did something very silly indeed, by trying to answer a Serious Question. It concerns football and politics, but we think we got away with it. There is the customary mention of snooker given the time of year, but also discussion of the potential rule tweaks this summer.

"WARNING: Ryan tries to claim that David Healy is the correct answer to one of the questions. We can only apologise."

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14 April 2017

Alex Ferguson

Easter weekend. The football season is coming to a close and the all-important titles, promotions and relegations are going to be settled in the next few weeks. Some of them have already happened. In this week's Football Fives Podcast we're zooming in on squeaky bum time, the part of the season that separates the will-haves from the ain't-gonnas.

Daniel Storey (#HeHadAWholeYear), David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee are on hand to look back on the season so far for our teams and outline our hopes for the remainder. We pick our favourite games of 2016/17 so far, and the games we're most looking forward to between now and the middle of May.

We ask which manager should be binned by his club as soon as the final whistle brings the campaign to an end, and spend some time asking whether relegations, promotions and end-of-season tie-breakers are in need of reform.

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6 April 2017

Gabriel Batistuta

There aren't many players who get the one-man episode treatment from the Football Fives Podcast. A little while ago we debuted the format with five questions about David Beckham. The identity of player number two was never in question. So, this week, we've got a full show about the mighty Gabriel Batistuta.

Daniel Storey, David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee discuss just how jealous we are about Batigol's career path, his international career, and what made him stand out compared to other strikers we've watched before, during and after the Italian portion of his career. And we talk about how a player of Batistuta's style and stature would fit into the modern tactical world.

There's a question about whether he was underrated, with a surprising range of answers given our prejudice going into this week's show, and, of course, we do what Football Fives does: we pick a favourite goal each from the boots of the man himself.

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