The Game Football Podcast

The premier football podcast from The Times, with the finest writers reviewing and previewing all the action from the 2020/21 season. Hugh Woozencroft, Gregor Robertson and leading football writers from The Times and Sunday Times provide expert analysis of the big issues every Monday and ThursdayYou can subscribe to The Times and The Sunday Times to enjoy our award-winning journalism on your smartphone or tablet. Just search The Times online. See for privacy and opt-out information.


If Only City Had a Centre Forward

Hugh Woozencroft is joined by Gregor Robertson, Alyson Rudd and Paul Hirst.

Liverpool and Manchester City played a cagey first half, followed by a wild second at Anfield. Would City have taken all three points had they bought a Premier League quality striker in the summer? (00:00)

Everton took a point from Manchester United, Andros Townsend mimicked Ronaldo’s celebration (but ended up with his shirt) and Demarai Gray once again looked impressive. Has Rafa finally got them playing as a team? (25:24)

Since winning the FA Cup in May, Leicester City have been less than impressive - again dropping points at the weekend. What’s gone wrong at the King Power and is their success to blame? (35:33)

Crystal Palace have a new lease of life under Patrick Vieira. How far can they go with their new, fearless style of play? (42:23)

Watford have parted company with yet another manager as Xisco departs - but is their hire and fire method actually working? (47:41)

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