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The Athletic FC Podcast

The Athletic

The Athletic's flagship football podcast, hosted by Ayo Akinwolere and featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton and Matt Slater will take you inside the biggest stories from the world of football, told by the best journalists in the business. Cutting through the noise to tell you what’s really happening and why it matters. read less

Our Editor's Take

The Athletic Football Podcast is a fantastic source for news and commentary. It's from the team at The Athletic, a popular sports coverage website. But even though it is an American publication, the show is about soccer, not the National Football League. New episodes drop every weekday. Mark Chapman hosts most episodes. Ian Irving and Dan Bardell also host some episodes.

Mark has spent most of his career as a sports host across TV and radio. He's also created insightful documentaries. Dan is a sports host, panelist, and creator of a dedicated YouTube channel for fans of Aston Villa. Ian is a Premier League reporter. Other contributors join The Athletic Football Podcast, like David Ornstein and Adam Crafton.

This podcast seeks to provide extra insight into the latest football games. It's the podcast for all the FA Cup and World Cup action. Plus, listeners can enjoy Champions League chat from this season into next season.

The Athletic Football Podcast enjoys a good debate. One episode questions what makes a good Premier League owner. Mark explores the topic with fellow writers Matt Slater, George Caulkin, and Oli Kay. Will Liverpool, Manchester United, or Man City appear top in their ratings? Another interesting topic for discussion is racism within the sport. This episode focuses on Real Madrid's superstar Vinicius Jr and his reports of racism. Does Spanish football have a problem with it, and is there a solution?

Another highlight episode focuses on the talent behind Benfica. What is the club doing to create talented players like Enzo Fernandez? The podcast talks to academy coaches and football experts to find out more. Another episode investigates possible loopholes within the transfer window. Is Financial Fair Play impacting the spending of Leeds United? How are the rules affecting different football clubs? This podcast explains it all.

Listeners of this podcast can expect an interesting and insightful review of football. Each episode combines an expert team offering extra insights into this fast-paced and exciting game. The Athletic Football Podcast is great for soccer fans everywhere.

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