41 - Teagan Micah
Teagan Micah debuted about a month before her first Olympics. She talks about the experiences and feelings during the games in Tokyo and why then left her club in Norway to sign for FC Rosengård. That and as usual a lot of tactical analysis!
40 - Amalie Vangsgaard
Amalie Vangsgaard is the Danish striker that currently can't seem to stop scoring in the 2022 season in the Damallsvenskan. She plays for Linköping FC and has put herself in an excellent position to win the Golden Boot with 18 goals scored so far, with seven rounds left to play. The 25-year-old recently made her senior national team debut, although many might have been surprised since Vangsgaard stopped playing professional football a few years back because she was tired of it. The break lasted for two years. What made her come back to the game, and how does she explain the current success? This and a lot more in this week's episode of Their Pitch!
39 - Andrine Hegerberg
Andrine Stolsmo Hegerberg started her professional career, 16 years old, with Kolbotn in the Norwegian top-flight, Toppserien. She is this week's guest on the podcast. Listen to Hegerberg's journey in her career where she shares her story about having played in six different leagues, her return to the Damallsvenskan and BK Häcken, recovering from an ACL injury and her dream as a child to be Paolo Maldini.
38 - Elena Sadiku
Elena Sadiku is the youngest coach in Damallsvenskan who was forced to quit as an elite player due to multiple injuries. She then made the decision that she wanted to become a football coach and inspire other people. She talks about what motivates her, how she wants to become the best in the world and what lessons she’s learnt from hardships. This is the Elena Sadiku episode.
37 - Willie Kirk
Willie Kirk is the highly appreciated football coach who stumbled into women’s football by accident and didn’t have the support from the people closest to him when he left his accounting job. Since then, he has quit coaching and is the football director of Women’s football at Leicester.In this episode, we dive deep after this summer Euros and get to know Kirk. What inspires him? What impact has Casey Stoney had on him? Will he ever go back to coaching? Which player in the world would he sign for Leicester? That and much more.
36 - Euro 2022 special 8
In the 8th and last episode of the Euro 2022 Special, Mia Eriksson and Willie Kirk are once again joined by data analyst Jesper Haglöf from the football analyst platform PlaymakerAI and women's football expert and commentator from Viaplay, Pär Lagerström. Jesper, who was with us in the preview episode before the tournament kicked off, is happy that his simulation of the outcome came true and Pär gives us his thoughts about England winning and how Swedish football can benefit from it. Willie, who recently was appointed as the women's football director in Leicester Football club, shares his thoughts about why Sarina Wiegman had international success once again and we also talk about Chelsea's newest addition; Swedish national team player Johanna Rytting Kaneryd who was rumoured to have signed for the Blues when we recorded this. What do Willie, Jesper and Pär think of Johanna's chances to break into Emma Hayes' already star stacked attacking line?Thanks to each and every one of you that have been with us throughout this Euro Special. We love you all. Please keep on listening, leave a review and subscribe to this podcast!
35 - Euro 2022 special 7
In the 7th Euro 2022 Special, Mia Eriksson and Willie Kirk are joined by two journalists and women's football experts in their respective countries; Tom Garry from The Telegraph in England and Jasmina Schweimler, a freelancer from Germany. Tom might have to regret his words from the preview episode where he predicted that Germany wouldn't make it from the group, and Jasmina is very happy that he got it all wrong. Willie says that the quarter-final between France and Germany is one of the best games he has ever seen, and he also feels a bit sorry for Peter Gerhardsson and Sweden. We also predict the final, and Willie explains why both teams can win this UEFA Women's Euro 2022 final and get their hands on the trophy on Sunday, July 31.
34 - Euro 2022 special 6
The knockout stage has begun, and in the sixth episode of the Euro Special, Mia Eriksson and Willie Kirk are joined by Manchester United women's analyst Luke Wright and Orri Rafn Sigurdarson, an Icelandic football commentator and journalist, to talk about Sweden's win against Belgium in the quarter-final and then, with Om Arvind, an analyst, writer and podcaster from the USA to breakdown the match between the Netherlands and France. Enjoy this one, and please, keep listening, don't forget to subscribe and follow us on social media; we are on Twitter and Instagram!
33 - Euro 2022 special 5
In the fifth Euro 2022 Special, Willie Kirk and Mia Eriksson are joined by Abdullah Abdullah, a women's football analyst and a tactical author. We speak about the impact of Alex Greenwood when England beat Spain in the first quarter-final, Alex Popp's importance for tGermany and Magdalena Eriksson's vital role in the Swedish backline. Listen and enjoy!