Tuesday, May 23, 2017
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Sports Tonight Podcast


  • Monday Night Football, 22.05.2017

    22/5/17:  The European league season may be over but the talking points rumble on, from Zinedine Zidane's Midas touch to John Terry's dubious guard of honour! Chris gets hot and bothered over Jose Mourinho and Harry Kane divides Spurs and Arsenal fans on the text lines in another lively show  

  • Sports Tonight

    18/5/17: We've gone rogue tonight with a one-hour special on the bewildering world of ESports - a phenomenon that will become a $1 billion industry by 2020. Sport or not, there can be no doubt that electronic gaming is having a profound impact on the world of real sport and with the help of two expert guests we explain how. We also chat to the captains of this weekend's Dubai Golf Trophy as the pros get ready to battle the amateurs in local golf's most prestigious event 

  • Sports Tonight

    17/5/17: Plans to trial a shorter form of tennis has angered our resident old man, Robbie, while Chris has reached the higher echelons of football geekiness with a startling revelation emanating from the French Ligue Deux! We chat to five time darts world champion Raymond van Barneveld (including an update on his burgeoning career as a rapper) and in the second half of the show, we debut the first in a new series of local round tables, focusing on a national success story: Rugby. Joined in studio by the Secretary General of UAE rugby Qais Al Dhalai, chairperson of the Arabian Knights, Louise Palmer and Abu Dhabi Harlequins assistant coach Vincent MacLean, this candid conversation is essential listening for rugby fans in the UAE. 

  • Sports Tonight

    16/5/17:  A royal decree sees three of Dubai's football clubs merge into one entity with global aspirations, but what does this mean for local football and the Arabian Gulf League? Ahdaf ME's Wael Jabir joins us for some analysis and staying in the UAE, we also chat to a young lady who is making history in the world of motorsport. Our exclusive with Amna Al Qubaisi begs the question, when will we see a female driver back in Formula One? If Amna is anything to go by it may be sooner than you think!

  • Monday Night Football

    15/5/17:  It’s their favourite night of the week. Chris and Robbie are joined, as always on Monday Night Football, by former Norwich and West Ham winger Dale Gordon as they reflect on Chelsea’s title-winning season. But how do Antonio Conte’s men match up against past champions? Chris also gets a little hot under the collar when Robbie pokes fun at the (former) Special One. The boys are joined live by none other than Harry Redknapp, fresh from signing a one-year deal to manage Birmingham City, and ex-Scotland midfielder John Collins who gives us the lowdown on AS Monaco’s meteoric rise this season.

  • Sports Tonight

    11/5/17:  The UAE national football team have unveiled their new boss, but can be perform a World Cup qualifying miracle? Staying with football we look back on Real Madrid's arrival in yet another Champions League final. From a super-match to a super-fight, Canelo Alvarez will take on Gennady Golovkin and we're joined by Sport 360's Alex Rea to break down that bout 

  • Sports Tonight

    10/5/17: Is the world of football agents murky, or simply misunderstood? We seek clarification on the news that Mino Raiola pocketed an eye-watering £40m from the sale of Paul Pogba and get insight from special studio guest and locally based agent Saif Rubie. We also catch up with two former rugby internationals to reflect on the Rugby World Cup draw and chat to women's squash World No.1 Nour el Sherbini.

  • Sports Tonight

    09/5/17: Golf is confronting change both in the UAE and internationally, but will it add up to lower green fees for resident golfers? We find out the latest plans from Falcon Golf chairman Peter Dawson. As the IPL hots up, the popular Rayan returns in the latest installment of the (long-running!) Inside Edge, and we also catch up with defending Dubai Duty Free Darts Masters champ Gary Anderson.

  • Monday Night Football

    08/5/17:  Is a Top Four finish really the be-all and end-all that managers like to claim, or would fans rather see their team lift a trophy? We debate which clubs can least afford to miss out on Champions League football, and also turn our attention to the small matter of Diego Maradona's return to the footballing hotbed of Fujairah! 

  • Sports Tonight

    04/5/17:  We're in conversation with Iron Mike Tyson and much like the man's storied career, it's far from conventional! Mike recalls his proudest moment and gives his verdict on new champ Anthony Joshua, as Chris and Robbie reflect on a surreal day at Atlantis. Meanwhile, FIFA's move to change the penalty shootout formula is met with approval, and we also look ahead to Man Utd's clash with Celta Vigo.

  • Sports Tonight

    03/5/17:  Is the IAAF's move to reset pre-2005 world records in athletics a desperate measure for a desperate time? More to the point, is it fair and will it solve anything? Omar Nour joins us for his unique take on this debate, as the conversation turns to the touchy subject of whether there's a legitimate argument to legalize PEDs in sport. We also chat tennis with World No.17 Kiki Mladenovic and preview the second Champions League semi-final between Monaco and Juventus.

  • Sports Tonight

    02/5/17:  The world is still going mad for Anthony Joshua in the wake of a modern-day heavyweight epic at Wembley, but is this a product of boxing's hype machine or a man who can usher in a new dawn for his sport? We're joined in studio by Seb Eubank, who will follow in the footsteps of his champion father by going pro in September, and we also chat to Formula One commentator David Croft and Spanish football journalist Rick Sharma. 

  • Monday Night Football

    01/5/17: Chelsea are on course for their second Premier League title in three seasons, but are they good enough to scare the giants of European football when they return to the Champions League? Robbie doesn't think so. The guys pay tribute to Monaco as they close in on Ligue Un and prepare for a semi-final clash with Juventus. And as the UAE prepare to announce their new manager, we ask whether a language barrier is also an obstacle for success.

  • Sports Tonight

    30/4/17:  We're in conversation with England, Man Utd and Spurs legend Teddy Sheringham as his old side Tottenham host Arsenal in the North London Derby. Catch Teddy's thoughts on the likes of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, while he also reflects on the best players of his era and some of the key talking points from the season thus far.

  • Sports Tonight

    27/4/17:  We're in conversation with a Rugby World Cup winner tonight as former England star Mike Tindall joins us to preview the upcoming Lions tour and discuss an exciting charity golf series. We also catch up with F1 journalist Damien Reid ahead of the Russian Grand Prix and look ahead to the big heavyweight clash between young pretender Anthony Joshua and the old veteran Wladimir Klitschko.