30 March 2018

Paul Rideout

This week's Football Fives Podcast is a little bit different. It's a quiz episode, which isn't unusual in its own right, but Daniel Storey's work-related absence means we've got a straight-up head-to-head between two blokes who like talking about football but may or may not know sod all about it. David Hartrick and his new book are in the quizmaster's chair.

Chris Nee (ENG) is a retainer of useless memories from football in the 1990s, a solid quizzer on the subjects of Aston Villa and Olof Mellberg, and a fierce competitor who'll settle for second but never third. NEVER third. Not this time, anyway.

Ryan Keaney (NIR) is a finger-on-the-pulse enthusiast who knows what's going on in the football world around him, remembers vital matters about the sport's biggest historical moments and understands the importance of an analytical approach to quizzing. So, who'll come out on top?

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23 March 2018

Paul Durkin

Here at the Football Fives Podcast we love nothing more than fixing football. This week, we've dedicated our entire show to it. Instead of the usual five questions, each member of the panel has five opportunities to change one of the laws of the game or a detail within. Fun, eh?

We're without Daniel Storey this week because of real work - whatever that is - so it's a three-hander starring this week's host, David Hartrick, along with Ryan Keaney and Chris Nee. We change five rules each, and throw in a bunch of listener suggestions for good measure. Five substitutes anyone?

We talk about effective playing time, orange cards, penalties, offside, handball, head injuries, sin bins, transfer windows and many, many more topics that make the beautiful game beautiful. Would we change some of these? Sure. Would we change football fundamentally? Not a chance.

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15 March 2018

Julian Dicks

We find a certain joy in recording some of our podcasts without a plan. It means you get our unfiltered opinions, you get us at our fastest thinking and let's be honest - we are at our best *looks to camera*. It has nothing to do with 2018 being manic so far, and all of us needing to keep things relatively easy preparation wise.

This week is another blind episode and another chance for us to delve into David Hartrick's bag of football teams. We pick out another side to get the Football Fives Podcast run down and having previously pulled Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur out, we figured that law of averages would see us head down the road less travelled for our third attempt.

And so, of course we ended up with West Ham United - who have definitely shied away from the headlines in the last few days and months. Lovely. Join Dave, Daniel Storey and Ryan Keaney as we talk about the current state of the club, our favourite current and past players, what personal connection we all feel for the Hammers and how we see the next three years going for them.

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2 March 2018

Jimmy Armfield

If your jam is listening to four amateur audio talkers judging countless professional audio talkers, this is the Football Fives Podcast for you. We're stepping away from the field of play this week and dipping into another aspect of football culture. Our topic for this episode, upon which we tackle the customary five questions, is the peerless BBC Radio 5 Live.

Daniel Storey takes the Mark Chapman role and guides David Hartrick, Ryan Keaney, Ryan Keaney's tea and Chris Nee through those questions, which begin with a discussion about the legendary phone-in show, 606, and end with a few ideas for the shows we should be commissioned to make for the station.

In between, we touch on the joys of radio football commentary, ask whether there should be more - yes, more - football on 5 Live, and identify the queen or king of the station's football output. There's some nattering about talkSPORT as well, but don't hold that agin us.

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