Sunday, April 23, 2017
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Sports Tonight Podcast


  • Sports Tonight

    19/4/17:  How important is building your brand in modern sport, and where should an athlete draw the line between self-promotion and performance? Triathlete Omar Nour is once again in studio to share his views on the debate, and he's joined by adventurer Omar Samra for a big announcement! We assess Warren Garland's selections for the upcoming Lions tour to New Zealand, and look back on a bad night for Bayern Munich.

  • Sports Tonight

    18/4/17: Deposed former F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone is railing against social media, but how much is too much when it comes to sport and social content? Are fans too demanding now and is there a downside to viewing sport on social platforms? We also catch up with motorsport journalist Damien Reid for the lowdown on Sebastian Vettel's victory in the Bahrain Grand Prix, plus we look ahead to the pivotal second legs in the Champions League quarter-finals.

  • Monday Night Football

    17/4/17:  The Premier League title race has been blown wide open but is this a blip or a crisis for long time leaders Chelsea? We're joined by ex-West Ham and Fulham striker Bobby Zamora, who shares his thoughts on Tottenham's continuing rise and Brighton's prospects in the Premier League, while we also debate the merits of the PFA Player of the Year nominees.

  • Sports Tonight

    13/4/17: Chris is joined by Ross Crist and a new voice on Sports Tonight, Sarah Forster, as they discuss yet another milestone for Cristiano Ronaldo. A wacky new shirt sponsorship initiative emanating from Brazil gets short shrift while former NBA player Donte Green joins the guys live to talk Russell Westbrook and the impending playoffs. Oh, and one lucky listener emerges victorious in our quiz to end all quizzes to win VIP tickets to Everton v Chelsea.

  • Sports Tonight

    12/4/17: Chris is joined in studio by Carl van Rosenveldt and professional triathlete Omar Nour as they debate whether athletes have a responsibility to act a certain away for the good of their respective sports. It’s a debate that gets a lot of listeners talking. Mike McFarlane and Ben Bolger, coach and captain respectively of the Abu Dhabi Harlequins, are also on the show to reflect on their all-conquering season which has seen them become the region’s preeminent rugby powerhouse.

  • Sports Tonight

    11/4/17:  Arsene Wenger's future again dominates much of the discussion with Chris and the listeners alike after yet another Arsenal horror show. Fans have their say on who should replace the embattled Frenchman. Justin Parsons, Director of Instruction at the Butch Harmon a School of Golf, joins the guys to look back on Sergio Garcia's thrilling win at The Masters while Damien Reid is on hand to preview the Bahrain Grand Prix and eulogise about a certain Max Verstappen.

  • Monday Night Football

    10/4/17: Are Tottenham the best coached team in the Premier League? Chris and the pundits discuss the merits of Mauricio Pochettino... and Brendan Rodgers. Football journalist Andy West is live from Spain to discuss Barcelona's woes and Tony Adams' shock return to management while Ahdaaf ME's Wael Jabir has news of a club merger in Qatar. Could we see a similar move in the UAE?

  • Sports Tonight

    06/4/17:  With Robbie on his holidays, Chris welcomes Marc Archer back into the fold. The lads talk bizarre sporting injuries, debate whether Jose Mourinho has been too harsh on Luke Shaw and discuss the retirement of Pakistan Test captain Misbah Ul Haq. Cricinfo’s Osman Samiuddin joins the conversation while F1 journo Damien Reid previews the Chinese Grand Prix.

  • Sports Tonight

    05/4/17:  We're joined in studio tonight by the ever-opinionated pro triathlete Omar Nour and former commonwealth boxer Roy Gumbs as we debate the psychological challenges of elite level sport. The Masters is top of the agenda as the world's golfers prepare to take on Augusta, but the IPL and the latest contender in our search for the 'Inside Edge' also send the text lines into a frenzy! 

  • Sports Tonight

    04/4/17:  With the start of IPL 10 less than 24 hours away, what better time to debut our first Inside Edge contestant as we look ahead to another deluge of T20 cricket that is simply too close to call. We also speak at length to England captain Dylan Hartley (whose choice of head gear during the interview also stirs plenty of debate!). Dylan chats about the Eddie Jones effect, reflects on a record breaking run and even addresses his infamous temper.

  • Monday Night Football

    03/4/17:  David Moyes is in the firing line for derogatory comments he made to a female reporter, but has the sensationalist coverage really helped the endemic sexism that is still prevalent in football? We seek the views of two female sports reporters and also ask whether young players should be protected from the corruptive influence of overnight riches.

  • Sports Tonight

    30/3/17:  Chris is joined in the studio by former Norwich and West Ham winger Dale Gordon, ex-Crewe youth player Chris Brown and Sean O’Shea, Head of Football Operations at Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex, to preview the weekend’s action. The guys also debate the merits of video technology in football while Arsene Wenger’s future also comes under the microscope (again!).

  • Sports Tonight

    29/3/17:  Virat Kohli vs Steve Smith... Sledging vs Sportsmanship... this contentious subject gets the listeners talking in their droves as Robbie and Carl try to get to the bottom of a saga set to run and run. Meanwhile, Brazil and Argentina continue to enjoy very different fortunes on the Road to Russia and in local sport, Chris McHardy is in conversation with squash world no.7 Marwan El Shorbagy at the Dubai Opera ahead of the PSA World Series in June.

  • Brian Lara Special

    28/3/17: One of the greatest batsmen of all time joins us for this hour special to look back on a glorious career. Brian Lara set records at the crease that still stand today and we visit those innings, as well as many other subjects in this wide ranging interview. Hear the West Indies legend name his greatest rivals and get his thoughts on what made him such a special player. Lara also speaks candidly about modern day cricket and the challenges faced by his home nation. A must-listen for lovers of cricket, and sport in general!

  • Sports Tonight

    28/3/17: The UAE have seen their hopes of qualifying for Russia 2018 all but ended with defeat to Australia and Mahdi Ali has brought his own reign to an end. We get reaction from Wael Jabir and ponder the country's next move. We also talk Virat Kohli after some strong statements made by the Indian captain against his vanquished Aussie opponents. Has the skipper gone too far? Chris and Robbie certainly seem to think so.