Defoe & Deeney Football Firsts: Playing With A Genius
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
3d ago
In episode eleven of Football Firsts, Troy and Jermain discuss the first time they played with or against genius, and what it's like to play alongside the very best. First up, the pair ask what makes a genius and throw out some names of players they think are special. Jermain talks about playing with Paolo Di Canio and Luka Modric, and against Kaka and Clarence Seedorf. They talk about what makes a footballing genius, why Steven Gerrard and Alan Shearer are so good, and why Dimitar Berbatov carries his own plastic cutlery! And they discuss which players they would pay money to see in the Premi ..read more
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Antonio & Cairney: Blue cards...Yay or nay?
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
6d ago
On today’s pod, the boy’s debate the use of blue cards in top-flight football. Will they make the game fairer, or are we simply overcomplicating things at this point? Plus, we get Michail’s reaction to that 6-0 drubbing by Arsenal and Tom explains what it feels like when a ball going 70 mph hits you straight in the face. Finally, the lads talk about professional fines and who the worst offenders are at their respective clubs. Got a query that only a professional footballer can answer? We’d love to hear from you. Send your questions to ffp@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Defoe & Deeney Football Firsts: Making Headlines
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1w ago
In episode ten Troy and Jermain discuss the first time they made headlines in the papers for good.....and bad reasons, and how that headline news affects your psyche. They discuss the ratings that journalists used to give players, which footballers like to read the papers, and how they reacted to seeing their respective names on the back pages for the first time. And then the pair look at what happens when they transcend football and make the front of the paper, often for what would be classed as "the wrong reasons". Troy talks about how he embarrassed his family, whilst Jermain discusses what ..read more
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Defoe & Deeney Football Firsts: Missing A Sitter
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
2w ago
In episode nine of Football Firsts, Troy and Jermain discuss the first time they missed a sitter in a game, and what it feels like when it happens. Troy talks about how the bad ones stick with him: one against Spurs stands out, as does a contentious effort against Crystal Palace, whilst for Jermain it's a miss against Manchester City. They talk about some of the classic misses in football history - sorry Fernando Torres and Ronnie Rosenthal. And how the crowd react when you spoon one past the post when it was easier to score. And they chat about penalty misses, what happens when analysts get i ..read more
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Wilson & Antonio: BIG TRANSFER NEWS!
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
3w ago
On one of the biggest days in football we have some transfer news. But before we get to that...Callum tells us how his fire brigade put out the flames at Villa Park and the boys discuss Jurgen Klopp’s imminent departure from Liverpool. Got a query that only a professional footballer can answer? We’d love to hear from you. Send your questions to ffp@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Defoe & Deeney Football Firsts: Punditry
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
3w ago
It's lights, camera, action as Troy Deeney and Jermain Defoe remember the first time they stepped away from the pitch to work as pundits. They talk about growing up as Match of the Day fans and discussing pundits they admired as both kids and as players, and who they enjoy listening to now. Troy talks about his first experience as a pundit on Monday Night Football, they compare notes about working on MOTD, and how they prepare for both TV and radio appearances. The pair also contemplate whether current players watch live football, ask why young people can't concentrate on a full 90 minutes, an ..read more
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Wilson & Antonio: Was Ivan Toney’s comeback free-kick legal?
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
On this week’s pod, Callum and Michail ask if there was anything wrong with that controversial Ivan Toney free-kick against Nottingham Forest? We break the news to Michail that he’s got a brand new teammate, none other than England international and Man City midfielder Kalvin Phillips. Plus, the boy’s answer the question, is there a goal he other has scored that you’re jealous of? Got a query that only a professional footballer can answer? We’d love to hear from you at ffp@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Defoe & Deeney Football Firsts: Being Booed
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
In episode seven, Troy and Jermain look back to the first time they were booed as players and how they dealt with fans being critical of their performances. Troy begins by reflecting on what Gianfranco Zola once told him: that only good players get booed, before the pair discuss what happens when fans boo, what sort of names they get called, and what players say back to angry away ends. And they get into the weeds on the types of fans and whether they like them and the differences between fans in a stadium and fans online. They challenge online fans to come to training and see how quickly they ..read more
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Wilson & Antonio: Is Jude Bellingham football's MVP?
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
On this week’s pod, Callum and Michail ask if Jude Bellingham is really worth £230m? Then they take a crack at estimating each other’s values. Plus, we discuss the recent news that Everton may have a second points deduction in their future and you’ll hear from a very special Tyneside based guest, who has a question for Cal. Got a query that only a professional footballer can answer? We’d love to hear from you. Send your questions for Callum and Michail to ffp@bbc.co.uk ..read more
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Defoe & Deeney Football Firsts: When Football Broke Us
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by BBC Radio 5 Live
1M ago
In episode six of Football Firsts, Troy and Jermain discuss the heartache of the beautiful game and weigh in on the first time that football broke them. Troy looks back at the disappointment of losing the 2013 Playoff Final against Crystal Palace and how unprepared his Watford side were for that game. Jermain discusses missing out on the Champions League with Tottenham because of a number of overnight illnesses in the camp, and the pair reflect on what happened when Jermain missed out on the World Cup squad. And the pair discuss the effect that negativity has had on their respective games, and ..read more
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