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Media Matters with John Bradley on Football Commentating

Media Matters with John Bradley on Football Commentating

On this week’s Media Matters, Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser are joined by LFCTV commentator and presenter John Bradley. For the first time on Media Matters this season we discuss everything to do with commentating and John's career. Gags, Nina and John discuss: - John's start in football commentating. - Coverage of the Russian league, how did he get into that? - Most iconic game commentated on as well as favourite goal and moment. - What skill sets are required to become a commentator. - What type of preparation is required before a game? - Do you solely commentate from the stadium or do you have to do it from studios too? - Who's your favourite colour commentator? - Thoughts on commentators on other channels. - Who was your role model as a commentator? - Discussion on players that are now co-commentators. All this and more on a fun show with an excellent guest. Make sure you tune into Media Matters!
Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft on Liverpool knocking out Man City

Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft on Liverpool knocking out Man City

On this week’s Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by the Sunday Times’ football correspondent Jonathan Northcroft to discuss Liverpool’s stunning Champions League victory over Manchester City. The lads dissect both legs, discussing the power of Anfield’s atmosphere as well as the enthralling tactical battle that took place at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday evening. Jonathan was at both games and gives a first-hand account of bearing witness to the Reds’ push to the semi-finals of a competition they are looking to win for the sixth time.  Jonathan also gives his take on the improved form of Dejan Lovren as well as superb insight on fellow Scot Andrew Robertson. Along with Sachin, he also looks ahead to Friday’s semi-final draw. Bring on Bayern Munich!
Media Matters with Paul Tomkins – Analysis Of Refereeing Decisions

Media Matters with Paul Tomkins – Analysis Of Refereeing Decisions

On this week's Media Matters, Nina Kauser is joined by Paul Tomkins and Dan Rhodes, as the duo from The Tomkins Times website, discuss their recent findings of refereeing decisions and subconscious bias' that may affect officiating. Dan and Paul also share their findings on how referee decisions impact Liverpool at home and away and compare them to the other top six teams. They also bust the myth that top four sides get all the major decisions! All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Paul Brown – London Football Special

Media Matters with Paul Brown – London Football Special

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by London football writer - and long-time friend of Anfield Index - Paul Brown to assess the state of the Premier League's capital-based clubs. The lads first focus on Crystal Palace, Liverpool's opponents at the weekend, before discussing Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and West Ham. Sachin and Paul also have a chat about Saturday-for-Monday match reports as well the future of mainstream football coverage in general. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Ali Khaled: Mohamed Salah Special

Media Matters with Ali Khaled: Mohamed Salah Special

On this week’s Media Matters, Gags Tandon & Nina Kauser speak with Ali Khaled, editor of Four Four Two Arabia and a Liverpool supporter too. Ali gives his expert take on the impact Mo Salah has made at Liverpool from the Arabian point of view. Having followed Salah's career Ali talks about what his expectations of the Egyptian were at Anfield, how significant his success so far has been for the Arab nations and how Liverpool FC's profile can grow in the Middle East. Ali then talks about other talents that could follow in Salah's footsteps as well as whether or not the Premier League's top-scorer should be in line for the major awards this season. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Gary Al-Smith: African Football Special

Media Matters with Gary Al-Smith: African Football Special

On this week’s Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani & Nina Kauser speak with Gary Al-Smith, African football writer for the likes of the BBC and the New York Times. Gary gives his expert take on the impact Mo Salah and Sadio Mane have made at Liverpool as well speaking about African football in a wider context. He also assesses the chances of an African nation making an impact at this summer’s World Cup as well as giving his take on soon-to-be-Liverpool player Naby Keita, as well as on the potential superstars to emerge from the continent. It’s a show packed with insight and energy. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters: Manchester United v Liverpool – Rivals Special!

Media Matters: Manchester United v Liverpool – Rivals Special!

On this week's Media Matters, Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser return to look ahead to the Manchester United vs Liverpool fixture that is coming up! They welcome freelance football analyst and YouTuber - David O'Brien aka Statman Dave aka Squawka Dave! If you were a fan of the Nina Kauser Rivals podcasts this show will be one that you'll enjoy. Gags, Nina and Dave discuss YouTube as a media outlet, how popular it is and how many have made careers out of creating their own channels on the medium with many YouTubers becoming celebrities!  The focus of the podcast then turns to the game and they discuss: - United's season so far - Liverpool evolution under Klopp - Will Jose park the bus? - United's weaknesses - Salah v De Gea - Thoughts on Karius' improvement - Predictions All this and more on the latest episode of Media Matters!
Media Matters Special: The Importance Of Talking

Media Matters Special: The Importance Of Talking

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by Lizzi Doyle, producer at Radio City Talk, and Ceylon Andi Hickman, a member of the A Team of John OSheas podcast, for a show focusing on women in football, with Lizzi and Ceylon talking eloquently and with great insight about being lifelong Liverpool supporters and how it can be a very different and difficult experience for female Reds. There is also a discussion about mental health, with Lizzi outlining how she put together Radio City's incredible and important Mental Health Marathon.  Sachin, Lizzi and Ceylon also talk on-pitch matters and, specifically, the return of the one and only Rafa Benitez to Anfield this weekend.
Media Matters with David Preece – Goalkeeper Special

Media Matters with David Preece – Goalkeeper Special

On this week's Media Matters, Gags Tandon and Nina Kauser are joined by ex-goalkeeper, coach and journalist: David Preece. They discuss the following: - David's career and how he became a journalist after being a footballer. - The evolution of a goalkeeper over the years. - David's view on Mignolet, Karius and Ward. - A discussion about the GK rotation at LFC. - Thoughts on criticism of Karius by the media last season. - The difference a GK coach can make. - A look at LFC's rival goalkeepers. - Any other keepers in the league LFC could look at? - Alisson and Oblak thoughts. - Who the best keeper in the world is, currently. - Is Buffon the GOAT? It's a show full of insight and analysis. Get listening!
Media Matters with Pedro Cunha – Discussing Porto

Media Matters with Pedro Cunha – Discussing Porto

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by Pedro Cunha, chief editor at Maisfutebol, to look ahead to Liverpool's Champions League last-16 first leg tie at Porto on Wednesday. Pedro, who is based in Porto and has covered the club since 2006, gives the lowdown on the team currently riding high at the top of Portugal's Primeira Liga - how they've improved under the management of Sergio Conceicao, who their key players are and how he expects they will line-up and play against Liverpool. Pedro also gives his take on the state of Portuguese football in general as well as on how Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo are viewed in their homeland. It's a show full of insight and analysis. Get listening.
Media Matters with Richard Jolly on VAR, WBA & Freelancing in journalism

Media Matters with Richard Jolly on VAR, WBA & Freelancing in journalism

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani is joined by Richard Jolly, freelance football writer for, among others, ESPN and Guardian. The guys discuss Saturday's terrible defeat to West Bromwich Albion - what went wrong for Liverpool and what it was like to be in the Anfield press box when VAR went into overdrive.  Richard also outlines how Jurgen Klopp's two-tier transfer strategy is working, as well as giving his views on the manager's decision not to replace Philippe Coutinho during the current transfer window while allowing Daniel Sturridge to leave on loan. That and plenty more on another must-listen show. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters – Fan Media Special: “Internet Terrorists”

Media Matters – Fan Media Special: “Internet Terrorists”

On this week's Media Matters it is a fan media special as Gags Tandon is joined by Jim Boardman. They cover the following: - Whether the Swansea loss was a blip or not? - Should Liverpool buy in January? - His start in fan media back in 2004. - Being called an "Internet Terrorist" by Hicks and Gillett in their infamous reign and the story behind all of that. - The relationship between fan media and the national media. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Sophie Serbini on Keita, Pulisic, Can, Karius & Klopp!

Media Matters with Sophie Serbini on Keita, Pulisic, Can, Karius & Klopp!

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani and Nina Kauser speak with Bundesliga journalist Sophie Serbini, who gives the lowdown on the conflicting reports regarding Naby Keita's rumoured January move from RB Leipzig to Liverpool as well as profiling the midfielder's strengths and weaknesses and how he may fit into Liverpool's first-team team next season. Sophie also gives the lowdown on Liverpool target Christian Pulisic as well as her take on Emre Can's contract situation, Loris Karius's less-than-great form and how Jurgen Klopp's time at Anfield is viewed in Germany. France-born Sophie also reveals how it was her impatient father that turned her into a Borussia Dortmund fan.  All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft on Lijnders, Coutinho, Transfers & VVD

Media Matters with Jonathan Northcroft on Lijnders, Coutinho, Transfers & VVD

On this week's Media Matters, Gags Tandon speaks to Jonathan Northcroft about a variety of topics regarding Liverpool FC. Jonathan provides his insight on the following: - The loss of Pepijn Lijnders, what he meant to Liverpool FC & his closeness to Klopp. - Thoughts on the Coutinho transfer and the surprise at the timing of it. - Transfer targets, Jonathan knows of Jason Burt's mystery player but does not let on, however, does give some hints! - Fantasy Transfers by Jonathan on who would suit Liverpool or the profile they should try to aim for. - Thoughts on those linked so far and the likelihood of them joining: Mahrez & Lemar. - Thoughts on Virgil van Dijk's debut and the transfer too. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Jason Burt On Coutinho’s Transfer To Barcelona

Media Matters with Jason Burt On Coutinho’s Transfer To Barcelona

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani speaks to the man from The Telegraph that broke the story regarding Philippe Coutinho's transfer to Barcelona, Jason Burt. Sachin and Jason discuss the following: - Thoughts on the transfer and the fee - Why would Liverpool sell in January? Despite holding all of the aces. - Why would Coutinho go to miss out on a Champions League run? - Who got the better of the deal? Liverpool or Barcelona? - Links to other players like Mahrez and Lemar, are they true? Gags Tandon then joins Sachin to complete the show and give their reaction to the Coutinho transfer. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Neil Jones – On Coutinho, VVD & Everton

Media Matters with Neil Jones – On Coutinho, VVD & Everton

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani and Gags Tandon speak with Neil Jones, sports reporter at the Liverpool Echo. The lads reflect on Liverpool's excellent run of results during the Christmas & New Year period as well as their overall development under Jurgen Klopp. They also tackle the return of the Philippe Coutinho saga, the arrival of Virgil Van Dijk and look ahead to Friday's FA Cup third-round tie with Everton. Neil also recounts THAT tweet he received about Luis Suarez in 2013. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Jeremy Wilson – The Virgil Van Dijk Transfer

Media Matters with Jeremy Wilson – The Virgil Van Dijk Transfer

On this week's Media Matters, Gags Tandon speaks to the man from The Telegraph that broke the story regarding Virgil Van Dijk's transfer to Liverpool FC, Jeremy Wilson. Jeremy details how the deal came about as it's rare for a transfer to be announced five days before the window opens and talks about the details of the £75m fee too!  AI Pro subscribers then sent in questions for Jeremy: Jamal Soliman - Were City in for VvD? Nick Summerfield - who briefed the press about VVD and LFC agreeing on a deal in June? Was it someone from LFC side, or was it as suggested someone from Southampton to try and drive the price up? Harinder Singh: Does the difference in reporting tides show how quickly things changes? A northern correspondent for the same paper had VVD nailed for City. Then Jeremy Wilson swoops in with us and then rest history at lightning speed!! Umang Vithlani: It's been said Mike Gordon worked really hard behind the scenes to rebuild the relationship. Can you specify any details on exactly how this was achieved? Manish Mistry: We saw an unusual silence from the usual LFC journalists in the build-up to the VVD transfer news. Were they fed information and trusted to keep quiet or just told very close to the news officially breaking?  Joshua Ocampo: Does VVD’s form concern you at all? All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Kay Murray – Women in Football Media Special

Media Matters with Kay Murray – Women in Football Media Special

On this week's Media Matters, Nina is on solo hosting duties on Media Matters as she brings a very special episode covering the topic of women in football media. Nina is joined by Bein Sports Kay Murray, as the pair discuss this hot topic and Kay shares her thoughts and experiences on how she broke into this industry and gives insight into her fantastic broadcasting career. All this and more on Media Matters.
Media Matters with Andrew Mangan

Media Matters with Andrew Mangan

On this week's Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani talks with Andrew Mangan, the man behind the long-running, influential and hugely successful ​Arsenal fan site, areseblog. Andrew gives the low down on Arsenal's start to the season, focusing on the form of Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette in particular, as well as his views on the man in charge - Arsene Wenger. He also discusses the origins and rise of arseblog as well as Arsenal fan media in general. Sachin and Andrew finish up by previewing Friday's big game at the Emirates and why they hope it finishes in a 4-4 draw.
Media Matters with David Downie – Derby Special

Media Matters with David Downie – Derby Special

On this week’s Media Matters, Sachin Nakrani and Nina Kauser speak with David Downie, producer at Radio City in Liverpool and founder of the Blue Room podcast. David gives the lowdown on Everton ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside Derby - his views on what exactly has gone wrong at the club this season, who is to blame and what the future holds at Goodison Park. He also explains how the Blue Room has gone from strength to strength and why he has little hope of Everton causing an upset at Anfield this weekend.