Eurotales Football Podcast

Liam Scahill

Football podcast, covering clubs around Europe. Exclusive interviews and soundbites from European Football experts & fans, help us shine a spotlight on every club in Europe and the UK one at a time. From transfer speculation to tactical analysis we've got you covered. read less
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The Shocking Truth Behind OGC Nice's Recent Performances - An Insider's Perspective
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The Shocking Truth Behind OGC Nice's Recent Performances - An Insider's Perspective
As you all know, earlier in the season, ogc Nice was the talk of the town with their impressive defense and their new manager, Francesco Farioli, leading the team to success. But, what happened? How did this team go from being on top of their game to struggling to stay afloat? Well, after three consecutive defeats on their home turf, it's safe to say that things have taken a turn for the worse for Nice. And it's not just any defeats, they lost to relegation strugglers Nantes. Yes, the same team that former manager Antoine Kombouaré has returned to for a second spell in a desperate attempt to avoid relegation. Here's the kicker, since Kombouaré' left Nantes nearly a year ago, no team in Ligue 1 has lost more games than them. So how did Nice manage to lose to this struggling team? Some shocking revelations from players and the manager himself have come to light, hinting at a lack of effort and dedication from certain players. And it's not like Nice has nothing to play for, they are in a race for the podium in Ligue 1. But their recent performances have been far from convincing, including a goalless draw against Reims, who are now just four points behind Nice. To get an insider's perspective on what's happening with Nice and Farioli, we caught up with Roy Calley, a former BBC journalist and a Nice season ticket holder. He will give us the lowdown on what's really going on with the team and whether there are any players who have taken their foot off the gas. But, let's not forget the man between the posts, Marcin Bulka. After the recent defeat, he expressed his anger towards certain players' lack of desire on the pitch. Could this be due to their heads being turned by potential summer moves? We'll find out from Roy himself. So join us as we dive deep into the shocking truth... behind OGC Nice's recent performances. Follow Roy on X - @RoyCalley Follow Our Show On X - @Eurotalespod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Unearthing the Roma Resurgence: Mourinho's Exit to De Rossi's Entry
13-03-2024
Unearthing the Roma Resurgence: Mourinho's Exit to De Rossi's Entry
Just weeks ago, Jose’s love affair in the eternal city with Roma ended, the Mourinho effect on Roma led to the fans of the Italian club falling in love with the cult manager. A European trophy now dons the hallowed halls of Roma thanks to Jose’s tenure, it would not be a jump to say that Mourinho is the most popular Roma manager in modern times. With the fans heartbroken and anger building towards the American owners who made the brave decision to sack Jose, Roma needed someone to reunite the troops. Enter club legend Daniel De Rossi, the former club captain is an iconic figure amongst the passionate Roma faithful and quite possibly the only man that could save the American owners from a PR disaster after ousting Mourinho. Many onlookers seemed shocked at the appointment of De Rossi, was it too much too soon for the rookie coach or was he just a PR stunt, given De Rossi only secured his first coaching role in October 2022 with second-division SPAL, the club was owned by one of Donald Trump’s lawyers. With 15 points from 16 games De Rossi’s affair with SPAL was brief and as if by some ironic twist of faith, he was sacked on Valentine’s day 2023. Fast forward to today and somehow despite a blank CV, De Rossi has realised his dream and become the manager of his club Roma. When he took the reigns, the club was in ninth position, now they are in the mix for Champions League qualification, how has De Rossi orchestrated this turnaround, we are joined by tactical expert with Edward Stratmann (X- @EdwardStratmann ) Ed is a deeply talented writer and tactician, he has been featured on WyScout, Bundeliga.com, AS Roma.com and more than we have space to mention, checkout Ed's Youtube Channel for insights and tactical analysis Licence To Roam - YouTube Enjoy our (X- is Euro Tales (@Eurotalespod) / X (twitter.com) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
The Hidden Gem of French Football: The Rise of RC Lens
07-03-2024
The Hidden Gem of French Football: The Rise of RC Lens
Today, we're talking about one of the most inspiring underdog tales in European football - the story of RC Lens. with renowned French football expert Robin Bairner (X- @RBairner) . You may have heard about other underdog teams like Brighton and Leverkusen, but do you know about the remarkable journey of this club from the north of France? The brilliance of Brighton and Leverkusen is well-known, but do RC Lens get the credit they deserve? Maybe their story gets lost in the constant news cycle, but today we're going to shed light on this incredible club. RC Lens has humble beginnings, coming from a mining town that is infused with a hardworking ethos. The club has strong ties with Polish immigrants who came to France to work in the coal mining sector. And just like any other football club, Lens has a symbiotic relationship with its geographical area and supporters. Built on hard work, Lens may not have the riches of other French giants like Nice, Monaco, or PSG, but they have proven time and time again that the collective is greater than the individual. Despite facing financial challenges, Lens has managed to hold their own against these wealthy clubs. In the 90s, Lens even won the Ligue1 title in 1998 and competed in Europe against the likes of Bayern Munich and AC Milan. And although they faced some setbacks in the years that followed, their promotion back to the top division in 2019 marked the start of their gradual progress under the guidance of their fantastic manager, Franch Haise. What's even more impressive is Lens' ability to challenge the big boys, despite losing key players every transfer window. Last season, they finished just one point behind Kylian Mbappe's PSG and secured a Champions League spot, but unfortunately, they still lost some of their star players. But the Lens way is shining through once again this season. Their remarkable ability to absorb player departures and adapt is truly remarkable. They pull off player recruitment masterstrokes too often for it to be a fluke there is a reason Liverpool are being linked with the their magnificent manager Franck Haise and former director Florent Ghisolfi. Can they repeat the trick and qualify for Champions League again? Follow Eurotales on twitter - @Eurotalespod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Henry, Fabregas, Wise : The Men Behind Serie B’s Como’s Rise
15-02-2024
Henry, Fabregas, Wise : The Men Behind Serie B’s Como’s Rise
Prepare to be amazed by the remarkable story of Como, a once-forgotten football club that has risen from the depths of bankruptcy to become one of the most captivating projects in European football. Brace yourself for a tale of resilience, ambition, and star-studded backing. Como may have been away from the Serie A spotlight since 2003, but in August 2002, they captured global attention for an entirely different reason. Imagine a football project supported by none other than Cesc Fabregas, Thierry Henry, and Denis Wise - three household names in the world of football. With such star power behind them, Como quickly became a team to watch. Backed by significant financial resources and infused with the glamour of footballing celebrities, the Como project is gaining unstoppable momentum. In the recent January transfer window alone, this Serie B outfit flexed their muscle by securing the signature of a talented 26-year-old player, Brazilian winger Gabriel Strefezza from Serie A side Lecce. Strefezza is already paying back the reported fee of 5m Euro, he’s been the difference in his first two games scoring in both, with Como running out 1-0 winners against their opponents securing a vital 6 points on their promotion quest. Today with we are joined by Italian football expert Daniele Fisichella from Talksport to explore this celebrity led rise of Como. Follow Daniele on X @dfisi Keep in touch with Eurotales on X @Eurotalespod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Francesco Farioli's Unbeaten Ligue 1 Superstars: The Untold Story of OGC Nice
08-11-2023
Francesco Farioli's Unbeaten Ligue 1 Superstars: The Untold Story of OGC Nice
OGC Nice are in sensational form at the top of Ligue 1, after 11 games the club from the south coast, on the banks of Mediterranean are one point ahead of behemoths of Paris, PSG. 16.5 hours of Ligue 1 football played under their new coach Italian coach Francesco Farioli and incredibly they have not been behind for a single minute of action thus far. Is this finally the coming of age for the INEOS project, has English billionaire Jim Ratcliffe, timed his Nice renaissance at the perfect time, to win any potential PR race when he rolls into Manchester Utd, his boyhood club? We welcome back our OGC Nice expert Roy Calley  (Twitter - @RoyCalley) a former BBC journalist of over 20 years, Nice are never far from Roy’s mind having captured his loyalty when he moved to France. When last we spoke to Roy at the start of the season, Nice were ominously quiet in the transfer window and their then little-known Italian manager Farioli had just walked through the door. Fast forward to today and Nice built on defensive solidity and fortitude are proving to be a potent force again in French football.  In fact, they have the best defence in Europe’s big five leagues conceding just 4 goals in their opening Ligue 1 games, the last team to score on Farioli’s men was PSG way back on the 15th of September another team they beat on this remarkable run. Let’s get the inside track on this Nice renaissance, enjoy.Follow us on twitter - @EurotalespodSubscribe to our free Ligue1 Newsletter - The Ligue1 Essential | Liam Scahill | Substack Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Eurotales Vison The Champions League, Europa League & Conference League Preview With Richard Pike
18-09-2023
Eurotales Vison The Champions League, Europa League & Conference League Preview With Richard Pike
Welcome to Eurotales football podcast, every club, league & fanbase has a story to tell and we aim to tell it. This week we are joined by European football expert Richard Pike to preview Matchday One in the Champions League, Europa League and Conference League. Chapter 1 - The Champions League - Newcastle Utd descend on the San Siro to take AC Milan following their 5-1 humbling at the hands of bitter Inter Milan over the weekend, will they lose the Sandro Tonali derby too? Can Manchester Utd get their redemption and lift their current malaise against Harry Kane's Bayern Munich?Are we sleeping on some Turkish delights after their busy transfer windows?  Chapter 2 – Europa League - Are Liverpool on a quest for another open top bus? Is this Leverkusen's Xabi Alonso's audition for the Real Madrid hotseat? Brighton look set to show the rest if Europe what the Premier League doubters have found out.  Chapter 3 - Europa Conference League -  Should Aston Villa be worried about AZ who beat Lazio home & away last year? Can Lille under astute Pablo Fonseca break the French Euro hoodoo? Meet the Faroe Island KÍ Klaksvík from a town with a population of 5000 people making history.  Follow Richard on twitter - @RichDPike89Subscribe To Richard's magnificent newsletter - Beyond The Big Five Newsletter  Follow us on twitter - @Eurotalespod Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices