Phil Neville: Spanish passion and Salford soul

Ahead of this summer’s World Cup, here’s another chance to hear my 2016 interview with Phil Neville, the manager of England’s Lionesses. In part two, Phil describes how he and his family made the joint decision to try a new life in Spain, his love for the Spanish language and the differences between football culture in Spain and Britain. Phil also speaks about his involvement with Salford City FC, a club which he and several others of Manchester United’s Class of ’92 have invested in financially and emotionally. Truly fascinating stuff.

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Phil Neville: In love with cricket, married to football

Ahead of this summer’s World Cup, here’s another chance to hear my 2016 interview with Phil Neville, the manager of England’s Lionesses. Phil’s first love was cricket – and he played it to a very high standard with some truly great players; in fact, he could have gone all the way in that sport. However, football was where he found fame and fortune at Manchester United. Cricket’s loss has been soccer’s gain. Phil speaks about the values cricket and his parents instilled in him, and how we must strive to nurture toughness and independence in today’s young footballers. Enjoy

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David Weir: Goodison, Gravesen and Big Duncan Ferguson

Ever wondered what it’s like to share a dressing room with big Duncan Ferguson and Tommy Gravesen? In part two, let David Weir take you into the inner sanctum of the Everton dressing room between 1999 and 2007. Listen to him break down the challenge of playing against the top Premier League strikers of that era and how his greatest test was facing rangy forwards like Freddi Kanoute and Paulo Wanchope. You’ll also hear about David’s take on stockpiling trophies during his spell at Rangers and that unforgettable run to the final of the 2008 UEFA Cup final, where the Ibrox side lost to Zenit St Petersburg. Enjoy! Graham

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