Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Sports Tonight Podcast


  • Sports Tonight

    17/8/17: A huge weekend of sporting action looms with LaLiga, Bundesliga and Serie A all kicking off in earnest. We cross to Milan for a special Italian football preview with sports journalist Laura Esposto, as Juventus bid to win a seventh straight Scudetto. Arch and Robbie preview this weekend's Premier League action, and chat Rugby Championship with Sport 360's Alex Brown. Can the Wallabies beat the All Blacks in the Bledisloe Cup? Not many pundits seem to think so!

  • Sports Tonight

    15/8/17: The English Premier League is 25 years old today and we're asking listeners to tell us who the best player is that has graced it - with an unsurprisingly varied response! IMG MENA managing director Greg Sproule joins us in studio to chat Mubadala World Tennis Championships, Du Tough Mudder and the Colour Run, while Robbie and Carl pick out a few highlights from golf's 2017 majors. We also chat with UAE Team Emirates rider Jan Polanc ahead of this weekend's Vuelta a Espana.

  • Monday Night Football

    14/8/17: Frenetic, frantic and wildly unpredictable. Yes, the English Premier League is back and the opening weekend has left a deluge of talking points trailing in its wake. Manchester United played vibrant attacking football against West Ham but just how seriously should we take their title credentials? Meanwhile, Chelsea continue to lurch from one internal saga to the next as the Diego Costa stand-off intensifies. We debate Cristiano Ronaldo's man, and welcome the manager of the victorious Future Stars 5-a-side team to the Dhow & Anchor to relive their win in the inaugural Copa Del Dubai Eye!

  • Sports Tonight

    10/8/17: With the new Premier League season getting underway tomorrow, we're celebrating 25 years of EPL history and previewing the weekend's clashes... oh, and apparently winding up plenty of Arsenal fans as well! We get the latest from Spain regarding Barcelona's pursuit of Philippe Coutinho, and for fantasy football managers, there's indepth analysis from the founder of leading website fantasyfootballscout.co.uk.

  • Fantasy Football Special

    9/8/17: The English Premier League is back, and if you love your fantasy football or are keen to get involved for the first time, then this podcast is a must-listen! Robbie has tracked down the founder and editor of fantasyfootballscout.co.uk, Mark Sutherns, to cover all your bases - from essential signings to playing your wildcard. Thirty minutes to turn you into a fantasy manager to be feared...

  • Sports Tonight

    8/8/17: Retirement in sport dominates discussion as Usain Bolt prepares for his final bow on the track, AB de Villiers refuses to clear up his test future and Roger Federer - with no apparent signs of slowing down - turns 36! When is the best time for a sports star to call it a day? How do they manage such a stark transition? We tackle all these subjects and more, as Golf Digest Middle East editor Kent Gray also joins us in studio to preview the fourth and final major of the year - the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow.

  • Monday Night Football

    7/8/17: Who better to offer some opinions on Chelsea, Man Utd, PSG and AC Milan than a man who played for all four of those clubs during an illustrious career, the one and only Ray Wilkins! Ray has some interesting thoughts on Neymar, Costa, Mourinho and Conte as the boys get stuck into an indepth preview of the new English Premier League season. Plenty of disagreement, both in studio and on the text lines, ensues!

  • Sports Tonight

    6/8/17: Justin Gatlin crashed Usain Bolt's farewell party in London, but where does the controversial sprinter rank in sport's long list of notorious villains? It's a subject that prompts vigorous debate among Robbie, Arch and the listeners, with everyone from Lance Armstrong to OJ Simpson getting a (dis)honorable mention! We also look back on an eventful Super Rugby Final between the Crusaders and the Lions, while women's football crowns new champions.

  • Sports Tonight

    3/8/17: With the fourth test between England and South Africa getting underway this coming weekend, we're in conversation with former Proteas batsman Darryl Cullinan, a man with some strong views on the current state of his old side. We also cross to Barcelona to find out from Spanish journalist Alvaro Montero how the institution that regards itself as "More than a Club" is coping with the imminent loss of Neymar Jnr. To round off a busy show, former Scotland scrum half Rory Lawson shares his views on the expansion of the Pro 14 league.

  • Sports Tonight

    2/8/17: Neymar Jnr has broken the internet with news of his imminent transfer from Barcelona to Paris St Germain. Chris and Robbie react to the story, pore through some of the eye-popping numbers, and get the thoughts of France-based football journalist Jonathan Johnson, as well as London sports lawyer Daniel Geey. Football continues to dominate the agenda, as we chat to a host of stars past, present and future, including former Man Utd, Arsenal and France defender Mikael Silvestre and Argentine legend Gabriela Batistuta.

  • Sports Tonight

    1/8/17: With Usain Bolt preparing to don his running spikes for the last time at the upcoming Athletics World Championships, we're asking which current sports star will be missed the most once they retire. We also ask Mike Davis of CSM Sport and Entertainment Middle East how athletics will cope with Bolt's departure, as plenty of listeners have their say. And as Formula One prepares for its summer break, we also discuss the major talking points of an eventful season thus far.

  • Monday Night Football

    31/7/17: The season is nearly upon us and it's prediction time before Chris heads off on his summer holiday. Which club will win the Premier League, who willl finish top scorer, and which teams will both struggle and surprise the naysayers? What signings will fly and which will flop? Meanwhile, we chat to former Man Utd and England great Teddy Sheringham ahead of his managerial bow in the emerging Indian Super League.

  • Sports Tonight

    30/7/17: A rusty Robbie has returned from holiday and he's quickly put to the sword by Chris after admitting that he's lived in a sporting vacuum for the past two weeks! Sebastian Vettel has his fourth win of the Formula One season but it's the unconventional actions of Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton that get us talking. Sporting rivalries dominate much of the discussion as we also touch on live test cricket, UFC and the upcoming English Premier League title race.

  • Sports Tonight

    27/7/17: A shocking new study highlights a troubling trend in American football. Chris and Carl are live to Boston to speak to the report’s co-author Michael Alosco to find out more. Damien Reid also joins the guys to discuss the rise of Formula E and whether it could emerge as a genuine threat to F1 in the future. Carl’s sporting knowledge also comes under the microscope.

  • Sports Tonight

    25/7/17:  Bernard Tomic’s controversial remarks that he has never “really tried” during his tennis career dominates the conversation. Chris and Marc debate whether the Australian is cheating the public? Do fans have the right to be angry? Or do his cries for attention require understanding rather than condemnation? The guys also debate wasted talents in sport with listeners having their say.