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Runner Podcast Returns: Selecting a Fantasy XI - Part 2
This is episode two of a special one-off edition of The Runner in which Sachin Nakrani, Neil Poole and Henry Jackson pick a Liverpool XI made up of players from the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s. Enjoy! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Runner Podcast Returns: Selecting a Fantasy Liverpool XI - Part 1
Sachin Nakrani is back to host this one-off, two-part edition of The Runner. He is joined by Neil Poole and Henry Jackson to help fill the Liverpool-shaped hole that is in all of our lives right now due to the coronavirus shutdown and it proves a lot of fun as the guys select a Liverpool XI made up of players from the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.Neil puts forward players from the 1990s, Sachin does so for the 2000s and Henry is the man for the 2010s. So tune in as the likes of Brad Friedel, Xabi Alonso and Sadio Mane do battle to be part of this fantasy Reds side. Along the way there is great chat, great reminiscing and one moment of huge controversy. This is Episode One. Make sure you tune into Episode Two to find out the complete XI. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 51 - Old Big Ears is Back
Chris is joined by BBC Sport’s Emma Sanders (@em_sandy) and they take a look back at both the Hoffenheim and Watford fixtures, as well as looking forward to the return of Champions League football to Anfield. Also, Coutinho, what to do with the want away star? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 50 - Preseason Heroes and Villains
Chris Williams is joined on this edition of the runner by journalist Charlie Malam (@CharlieMalam). Together they discus Liverpool’s preseason so far, who shone, who didn’t? As well as discussing the Spirit of Shankly Rail Seating vote results as well as casting and eye on potential Champions League qualification draw opponents. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 49
Chris Williams is joined by Leigh Curtis, Nottingham Post, and Luke Chandley, Huffington Post. The get deep into preseason then look at if football can ever combat illegal streaming(?) ending with their hopes for 2017/18 as Liverpool fans. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 48 - The return and fall of The King
Sachin Nakrani is joined by Jim Boardman and Steven Scragg for the third episode in The Runner's series looking back at the reign of previous managers and this time it's all about Kenny Dalglish and his full season back in the charge at Anfield - the 2011/12 campaign. The lads reflect on a mixed period in Liverpool's recent history, one in which they won one cup final, lost another and suffered a severe dip in the league. This was also the season that contained arguably the ugliest episode since Heysel - the Luis Suarez-Patrice Evra affair. T-shirts at Wigan, no handshake at Old Trafford, and ultimately Dalglish - The King - being sacked. It's a packed show full of insight and emotion, so get listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 47 - 16/17 Season Review
It's 2016-17 season review time and joining Sachin Nakrani to look back at another nine months in the life of Liverpool Football Club are This Is Anfield writers Henry Jackson and Karl Matchett. The lads reflect on a campaign that saw the Reds finish fourth in the Premier League on the back of playing some stunning football but also suffering one of the worst runs in living memory. There were big wins against the big boys and poor losses to poor opposition and ultimately Jurgen Klopp's side did enough to reach the Champions League qualifying stages. All this is discussed, as well as the impact of Sadio Mane, the ongoing brilliance of Philippe Coutinho, the ongoing frustration of Divock Origi and the ongoing should he stay/should he go debate surrounding Simon Mignolet. It's a packed show full of laughs and insight, so get listening. Up The Reds! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 46
Sachin Nakrani is joined by Sam Munnery, digital sports news editor at The Times, and James Dutton, freelancer writer and editor of The False Nine, to reflect on Liverpool's 4-0 victory over West Ham United, one which all but guarantees a top-four finish for Jurgen's Reds and showed just how bloody brilliant Philippe Coutinho is. The lads discuss the game in general, whether a diamond midfield is the way forward and whether Daniel Sturridge has done enough to extend his Liverpool future beyond this summer. The lads discuss the squad in general, reflect on Lucas Leiva's 10 years at Anfield and analysis the 2016/17 season as a whole. They also hand out some awards, including flop of the season. Step forward Jose Mourinho. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 45
Sachin Nakrani is joined by Andy Naylor, Brighton reporter for the Brighton Argus, and Mark Douglas, Newcastle reporter for the Chronicle, for a special on the two teams who will play Liverpool next season having secured automatic promotion from the Championship. Andy gives the lowdown on how the Seagulls have soared under Chris Hughton while Mark outlines the impact a certain Rafa Benitez has had on and off the pitch in the north east. Andy and Mark also give their take on the Championship play-off contenders and reflect on watching their respective teams at Anfield. It's another unique and insightful show, so get listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 44
Sachin Nakrani is joined by This Is Anfield editor Matt Ladson and football writer Neil Poole for a trip down memory lane. In the week when Liverpool fans will be reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund at Anfield, the lads discuss five standout European games from Liverpool's recent past. There is a mad victory in a golden (goal) final, an emotional win over Roma, a penalty shootout triumph over Chelsea and two games with very different outcomes against Real Madrid. Sachin, Matt & Neil also debate if the Dortmund game counts as a great European night given it didn't lead to a trophy. A unique, nostalgic and absolute must-listen show. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 43 - Merseyside Derby Special
Sachin Nakrani is joined by Richard Jolly, football writer for, among others, ESPN and the Guardian, and David Downie, producer at Radio City Talk, to preview Saturday's Merseyside derby. The lads discuss the shape both sides are in, focusing mainly on Everton, who travel to Anfield in fine form and with real optimism about the future given the work of their owner, manager and star players, such as Ross Barkley and Romelu Lukaku. There is plenty of Liverpool chat, too, and specifically how they go about beating the Blues at the weekend. It's an insightful show that caters for all your derby needs, so get listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 42 - Bundesliga Special
Sachin Nakrani is joined from Germany by Sophie Serbini & Jonathan Harding for a Bundesliga special. The two journalists, who live and breath German football, discuss the strength of the country's top division, specifically focusing on leaders and champions, Bayern Munich, the emergence of RB Leipzig and the 'problems' at Borussia Dortmund. There is also analysis of two Bundesliga players that have been linked with Liverpool - Mahmoud Dahoud and Julian Brandt, as well as of one player who made the move last summer - Loris Karius. Sophie and Jonathan also give their take on Jurgen Klopp's time so far at Anfield as well as the lowdown on the German national team ahead of their friendly with England later this month. It's a show packed full of insight, not to mention the first ever Runner in which the two guests have been in the same flat! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Runner Podcast: Episode 41
Sachin Nakrani is joined by Joe Rimmer, digital sports journalist at the Liverpool Echo, and Henry Jackson, match reporter at This Is Anfield to look back at the Reds' horror show of a performance at Leicester. The lads analysis why Jurgen Klopp's men surrendered so easily, which players struggled in particular and what needs to change if the team is to progress under the German. There is also a review of the current squad - who stays, who goes? - and a look ahead to Saturday's must-win match against Arsenal. Joe and Henry also give their views on Liverpool online content and why, in their opinion, it's so good. It's a packed show to lift even the most depressed Red, so get listening. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.