Manchester United's two holding mids, sexy football, and Roy Keane vs Jamie Redknapp
Season 2, Ep. 7
Footy Talks lead writer Edwin Tubb joins Waking The Red managing editor Michael Singh to chat all things Manchester United.
What's in a (re)name?
Season 2, Ep. 6
Montreal have a new name and a new bagde. But they may have alienated the majority of their existing fanbase in the process.In this episode of Footy Focus Group we look at the weird world of footballing rebrands, and explore who wins and who loses when clubs get misguided make overs.
Time to 'Bale' Out?
Season 2, Ep. 5
For years he was the next big thing, but at Spurs he’s fast become football’s forgotten man. In this Episode of Football focus group we look at the rise and fall of Gareth Bale, and ask whether a moment of genius on the weekend against Man City might epitomize his strange footballing story.
Football Focus Group: The Bosman Rule
Season 2, Ep. 1
His name is firmly etched in the footballing landscape - especially when ‘transfer season’ rolls around. That's because Jean-Marc Bosman’s legal action created the ‘Bosman Ruling’ and single-handedly revolutionized modern football.Michael De Luca tells the fascinating story of an unassuming player who dug in his heels, and changed football forever in the process.
Perceptions of failure from Beckham to Pogba
Season 2, Ep. 2
The VHS blooper reel is a blast from the past - an artifact from a simpler footballing world, before the internet changed the game (and our lives) for ever. In this special episode of Footy Focus Group, Kevin Kennedy explores our fascination with sporting failure, and contrasts Beckham and Pogba as markers of a shift in footballing self-consciousness.
Raising the stakes: the uneasy marriage of footy and online gambling
Season 2, Ep. 4
Online gambling is pouring money into the EPL, but what effect is that having on teams and fans alike?Many top clubs are now heavily reliant on gambling sponsorship and more and more fans now see online gambling as an integral part of their enjoyment of the game. In this episode of Footy Focus Group we explore the darker side of gambling and the beautiful game.
Different versions of the culture clash at Arsenal, Barcelona and the Rainbow laces campaign
Season 2, Ep. 3
Barcelona and Arsenal are two clubs steeped in tradition - both and off the pitch. But they're also both struggling to perform in 2021 and suffering indentity crises like never before.While in the EPL, clubs are fronting the Rainbow Laces campaign to support LBGTQ inculsion in sports - but in a geolocated way that makes their commitment to the cause seem partial.In the episode of Footy Focus Group Kevin Kennedy explores different kinds of footballing culture clash, as identities within clubs, and between clubs and their fans, collide.
The KJ Footy Talks Live Holiday Quiz
Season 1, Ep. 48
Test your footy knowledge against the best in our festive footy quiz!Thirty fiendish questions from the notebooks of Kristian Jack.Can you beat Luke Wileman's thoroughly moderately score of 21?
Season Round Up, MLS Cup Final review & Drew Moor Interview
Season 1, Ep. 47
In the final live show of the year Luke and KJ attempt to sum up a season like no other, looking back on the MLS Cup final and reflecting on their 2020 Footy Talks Live highlights.Special guest TFC legend Drew Moor discusses the Toronto connection in Colorado, the legacy of Greg Vanney, and his most memorable teammates and plays at BMO.