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Sporting Life Podcasts
Sports news, previews, reviews and betting tips and interviews with stars of horse racing, football & much more in these podcasts brought to you by Sporting Life.
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1 day ago
Racing Podcast: National Hunt memories
David Ord is joined by Cornelius Lysaght, Ed Chamberlin and Fran Berry as they reflect on their favourite National Hunt horses over the years. Join them on a journey from Arkle to Ghofar.
6 days ago
Weekend Best Bets: 24-25 October
Our team preview the weekend's action and provide their best bets for this week's racing at Doncaster and Cheltenham as we bring a close to the flat season and we delve into the weekend's Premier League action.
22 Oct 2020
Jumps season: Mullins & Elliott Preview
Mike Vince chats to Patrick Mullins and Gordon Elliott about their hopes for the jumps season, the Irish trainers' battle and upcoming entries.
21 Oct 2020
Racing Podcast: Flat Awards
David Ord, Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and David Johson hand out their gongs for horse, trainer, jockey, race and moment of the year as the turf Flat season draws towards a close.
16 Oct 2020
Weekend Best Bets: October 17-18
Our team preview the weekend's action and provide their best bets for Champions Day at Ascot and the return of Premier League football, including tips for Everton v Liverpool, Arsenal v Manchester City and Sunday's Midlands' derby between Leicester and Aston Vila. Plus tips for Saturday's IPL matches.
14 Oct 2020
Racing Podcast: Champions Day Preview
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and David Johnson to preview QIPCO British Champions Day. They make their cases for or against the four short-priced favourites on the card and have their best bets - including a 20/1 fancy in the Balmoral
9 Oct 2020
Weekend Best Bets - 10-11 October
The team are back to preview the weekend's sporting action, including racing from Newmarket and Nations League action in the football.
7 Oct 2020
Racing Podcast: Champions Elect
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and David Johnston to look ahead to Future Champions Weekend at Newmarket, back on the drama on and off the track at ParisLongchamp and react to big news from Cheltenham and Tattersalls.
2 Oct 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 3-4 October
The team are back to preview the weekend's sporting action, including Arc weekend, The Sun Chariot and some Premier League action.
30 Sep 2020
Racing Podcast: Arc special
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and David Johnson to look ahead to a potentially historic Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday.
25 Sep 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 26-27 September
The team are back to preview the weekend's sporting action, including some quality racing from Newmarket and Premier League action.
23 Sep 2020
Racing Podcast: Testing times
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, David Johnson and Ben Linfoot to discuss the repercussions of the decision to postpone the return of crowds to the racecourse, look ahead to the weekend feature action and back on some of the horses that have made 2020 the year of the longshot.
18 Sep 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 19-20 September
The team are back to preview the weekend's sporting action, including the big betting race of the weekend; the 25-runner Ayr Gold Cup and group action at Newbury headlined by the Group 2 Mill Reef Stakes. For more tips across racing, football, the US Open and UFC this weekend then visit www.sportinglife.com
16 Sep 2020
Racing Podcast: Arc thoughts & Smullen tribute
Fran Berry joins David Ord, Cornelius Lysaght, Ben Linfoot and David Johnson to pay tribute to his friend and former weighing room colleague Pat Smullen while the panel also review the recent key action in England, Ireland and France and ask if Stradivarius is the one remaining bet in the Arc?
9 Sep 2020
Racing Podcast - What A Weekend
David Ord is joined by Cornelius Lysaght, David Johnston and Ben Linfoot to look back on Enable, Persian King and Dream Of Dreams and ahead to a wonderful weekend of racing.
5 Sep 2020
Racing Saturday Special Podcast: Enable’s swansong
Cornelius Lysaght was at Kempton to see Enable’s likely final race in the UK as she sauntered to an easy success in the September Stakes. All roads now lead to the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – get Cornelius’ reaction live from the track as he joins Ben Linfoot to discuss the latest chapter in the story of the wonder mare.
2 Sep 2020
Racing Podcast: Up for the Cup
Ben Linfoot is joined by Cornelius Lysaght, Ed Chamberlin and David Johnson to discuss a range of racing issues and Saturday's G1 Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock.
26 Aug 2020
Racing Podcast: "Led final strides…caught post"
Ben Linfoot is joined by Cornelius Lysaght, David Johnson and Matt Brocklebank to discuss the latest racing topics from Mohaather to Cieren Fallon to the Arc picture and this weekend’s action.
21 Aug 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 22-23 August
All eyes are on Saturday's Sky Bet Ebor at York and Sunday's Champions League Final, and we provide our best bets for both i. our latest podcast. For more tips across racing, football, boxing and UFC this weekend then visit www.sportinglife.com
18 Aug 2020
Racing Podcast: York Ebor Festival Preview
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and David Johnson to preview the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival. The quartet off their best bets for the four days and there's a Nandos on the line as two go head-to-head in the Lonsdale Cup.
12 Aug 2020
Racing Podcast - York Memories
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, David Johnson and Cornelius Lysaght to reflect on all the major news stories of the last seven days, look ahead to the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival and back on their favourite memories at the Knavesmire.
7 Aug 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 8-9 August
The team are back to preview the weekend's sunny sporting action, including racing at Haydock and Ascot. The Champions League last 16 ties conclude and we provide our best bets for all. Check out more tips right now at sportinglife.com
5 Aug 2020
Racing Podcast: Goodwood review
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and David Johnson to reflect on the action from the Qatar Goodwood Festival and talk through the big news stories such as the new ITV Racing deal, fixture list publication and much more.
31 Jul 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 1-2 Aug
Racing, football and snooker are the centre of attention for this weekend's best bets podcast. Matt Brocklebank and Ben Linfoot preview the final day of the Goodwood Festival with all eyes on the Stewards Cup. Tom Carnduff looks ahead to the FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea and Richard Mann outlines his outright tips for snooker's World Championship, along with his best bet for Saturday's matches.
30 Jul 2020
Sporting Life Snooker Podcast
Ben Coley, Richard Mann and Chris Hammer preview the World Snooker Championship, as Judd Trump bids to defy the ‘Crucible Curse’ and Ronnie O’Sullivan looks for a sixth world title. *Trump and the Crucible curse *Ronnie and his crowd concerns *A first-round thriller with Thepchaiya *Best bets and special selections
27 Jul 2020
Racing Podcast: Goodwood Festival Preview
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and Simon Holt to preview the Qatar Goodwood Festival - including a fantastic renewal of the Sussex Stakes. They also reflect on Enable's historic win in the King George at Ascot on Saturday and look ahead to the return of crowds at Goodwood on Saturday and the careful line sport is having to tread at the moment.
24 Jul 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 25-26 July
The International Stakes and King George take the focus in our racing best bets for Saturday, while we preview Sunday's conclusion of the Premier League with tips for every match and our predictions of which clubs will be relegated and which will clinch those European spots. Remember to check out more best bets for golf, UFC, darts and greyhounds at sportinglife.com now.
22 Jul 2020
Racing Podcast: King George preview
David Ord is joined by Cornelius Lysaght, David Johnson and Ben Linfoot to look ahead to Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, as well as the Sky Bet York Stakes. They take a wander down memory lane for their favourite Ascot memories and address other issues such as the prize-money row and a lack of fixtures from September onwards.
21 Jul 2020
Cricket Podcast: Dom, d, Dom, Dom, Dommmmmmm; Ben Stokes #1
England Lion and Hampshire batsman Sam Northeast joins Oli Bell to discuss Ben Stokes’ brilliance, the two Dom’s (Sibley and Bess), England squad depth, the return of Stuart Broad, England’s approach to the third test...and Rich Mann's cricket career! Potential line ups What do the West Indies do from here?
17 Jul 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Saturday 18 July
Ben Coley is host as our team convene to reveal their best weekend bets. Matt Brocklebank covers York, Chris Hammer is all over the darts, and Tom Carnduff is your man for EFL and FA Cup football.
15 Jul 2020
Racing Podcast: Mid-season report
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and Ben Linfoot to reflect on the recent action and news stories and take a division-by-division look at the season so far - and make predictions over who will emerge as the star of 2020.
14 Jul 2020
Cricket Podcast: England v West Indies Second Test preview
England Lion and Hampshire batsman Sam Northeast joins Oli Bell and Richard Mann to preview the Second Test after England slumped to defeat against the West Indies in Southampton. the trio discuss the fallout from the West Indies' impressive showing at the Ageas Bowl last week and ask whether England can bounce back quickly.
10 Jul 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Saturday 11 July
The Sporting Life team share their best bets for another action packed weekend, revealing their thinking behind each of their selections. Matt Brocklebank and Ben Linfoot preview the July Cup, while providing further tips elsewhere at Newmarket and Ascot. Tom Carnduff shares two selections from Saturday's Premier League contests, plus recommended bets for Derby v Brentford in a crunch Sky Bet Championship clash.
8 Jul 2020
Racing Podcast: Epsom fall-out
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and David Johnson to reflect on a dramatic weekend of action at Epsom and Sandown and look ahead to the Newmarket July Festival.
7 Jul 2020
Cricket Podcast: England v West Indies preview
Oli Bell, England Lion and Hampshire's Sam Northeast and our cricket expert Richard Mann preview the three-match Test series between England and the West Indies as international cricket returns after lockdown.
3 Jul 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Saturday 4 July
Gareth Jones is joined by Matt Brocklebank, Ben Linfoot and George Pitts as the team preview and share their tips for the Epsom Derby, Coral-Eclipse and the weekend's Premier League and Championship football.
1 Jul 2020
Racing Podcast: Weekend Preview
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and David Johnson to look ahead to a mouthwatering weekend of action. They preview the Investec Derby and Oaks, plus the Coral-Eclipse, as the likes of English King, Kameko, Love, Frankly Darling, Enable and Ghaiyyath take centre stage.
26 Jun 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Saturday 27 June
After a lockdown break, our Weekend Best Bets podcast is back as Matt Brocklebank, Tom Carnduff and Gareth Jones preview Saturday's racing and football action, along with UFC's latest Las Vegas fight night.
24 Jun 2020
Racing Podcast: Weekly Round-Up
David Ord is joined by Cornelius Lysaght, Ed Chamberlin and Matt Brocklebank to discuss the big news stories of the week and provide their heroes and heroines from Royal Ascot.
22 Jun 2020
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Royal Ascot learnings
Commentator Simon Holt, Racing TV's Mark Howard and Timeform's David Johnson review the key talking points from Royal Ascot and what we can learn from it to shape the rest of the flat season
20 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot Review podcast: Frankie does it again
Cornelius Lysaght, Oli Bell and Michael Shinners join Dave Ord to round-up an incredible final day of Royal Ascot as Frankie Dettori reminded us all why he remains the king of Ascot.
20 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot briefing: Saturday's market movers & best bets
Former jockey Fran Berry and Sky Bet's Michael Shinners join Dave Ord to look ahead to what is sure to be a wonderful Royal Ascot Saturday with market movers, the latest Going and news, plus best bets for the day ahead
19 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot Review podcast: Another Golden day
Cornelius Lysaght, Ed Chamberlin and Michael Shinners join Dave Ord to review Friday's Royal Ascot as Golden Horde and The Lir Jet star.
19 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot briefing: Friday's market movers & best bets
David Ord, Michael Shinners, Fran Berry and Matt Brocklebank with the market movers and best bets for Friday's Royal Ascot action.
18 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot Review podcast: Triple Gold Stradivarius
Cornelius Lysaght and Oli Bell join Ben Coley and Michael Shinners to review Thursday's Royal Ascot as Stradivarius wowed us all again.
18 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot briefing: Thursday's market movers & best bets
Fran Berry, Ben Linfoot and Michael Shinners join Matt Brocklebank in previewing day three of Royal Ascot, with a Going update, market movers and best bets
17 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot Review podcast: Lords & Royals success
Cornelius Lysaght and Ed Chamberlin join Dave Ord and Michael Shinners to reflect on day two of Royal Ascot with a winner for The Queen and triumph for Lord North. Plus tips for Thursday's racecard
17 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot briefing: Wednesday's market movers & best bets
The Sporting Life team preview Royal Ascot Wednesday and have the latest news from the tracking, including a Going update, market movers and our day's free best bets.
16 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot Review podcast: Battaash blitz's day one
Cornelius Lysaght, Oli Bell and Michael Shinners join Dave Ord to reflect on day one of Royal Ascot, including Jim Crowley's treble, and celebrating Battaash's wonderful victory.
16 Jun 2020
Royal Ascot briefing: Tuesday's market movers & tips
Day one of Royal Ascot and Dave Ord, Ben Linfoot, Fran Berry and Michael Shinners have the latest news on the going, market movers and our Tuesday best bets.
15 Jun 2020
Racing Podcast: Ascot Preview
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Michael Shinners and Timeform Flat Editor David Johnson to preview the first three days of Royal Ascot. They talk through the Group One features while there’s fascinating insight into the juvenile races of the meeting from one member of the panel.
10 Jun 2020
Racing Podcast: Guineas review
David Ord and Ben Linfoot are joined by Ed Chamberlin and Cornelius Lysaght to review the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket. Check out their views on Kameko, Love, Pinatubo, Ghaiyyath, Anthony Van Dyck and Stradivarius.. There’s a tribute to David Probert’s landmark 1000th winner this week, news of a 33/1 fancy for the Investec Derby and much more.
3 Jun 2020
Racing Podcast: Guineas preview
David Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin, Cornelius Lysaght and Ben Linfoot to reflect on the resumption of racing and preview a mouthwatering weekend of action featuring the QIPCO 1000 and 2000 Guineas.
27 May 2020
Racing Podcast: Final Countdown
David Ord is joined by Cornelius Lysaght, Ed Chamberlin and Simon Holt for our latest weekly racing podcast. Topics discussed this week include the potential resumption of action on Monday, changes to the Royal Ascot schedule, the latest situation around the ITV contract plus favourite Guineas winners and commentaries.
20 May 2020
Racing Podcast: Countdown on
David Ord and Ben Linfoot are joined by Ed Chamberlin and Cornelius Lysaght as the countdown to a potential racing resumption on June 1st continues. How likely is it we’ll be racing then? What are the obstacles that remain? Should Royal Ascot have been moved back as part of the initial fixture list? All of that and more are discussed while there are horses to follow for the summer ahead and more new words and phrases that have come to the forefront during Lockdown.
13 May 2020
Racing Podcast: The resumption debate
David Ord and Ben Linfoot are joined by Ed Chamberlin and Cornelius Lysaght to talk about the new date for the possible resumption of racing. Could and should the authorities have done more to try and start earlier? What now for the likes of the Derby and Royal Ascot? There are horses to follow too including an unraced son of Kingman who is starting to excite some in the Sir Michael Stoute team.
6 May 2020
Ed Chamberlin meets Brough Scott
Brough Scott speaks to Ed Chamberlin as the duo sit down to discuss all things racing.
23 Apr 2020
Sporting Life's Racing Podcast: All things Ireland
The focus has been on Ireland this week and Fran Berry joins the team to discuss all things lockdown including the big question of when will racing return? The team nominate the Irish horses their most looking forward to seeing back in action in 2020, while they also try and pin down Aidan O’Brien’s five greatest horses – which is hardly than it first seems!
22 Apr 2020
Premier League Weekly: Newcastle's next manager & best defenders
Gareth Jones, Tom Carnduff and George Pitts are back to debate who will be the next Newcastle manager if their proposed take over goes through. Will Steve Bruce remain or will Rafa Benitez, Mauricio Pochettino or another big name come into St James' Park - we look at the latest odds and who would best fit the Magpies. We recommend the best football documentaries for you to watch in lockdown, with a few non football ones thrown in for good measure. And we select our Premier League best back four of the season so far, with Liverpool and Leicester players starting. Plus a look ahead to the transfer window and the Championship players that could move to the top-flight soon.
1 hr 4 mins
7 Apr 2020
Premier League Weekly: Player wages, furlough & best keepers
Gareth Jones, Tom Carnduff and George Pitts return to discuss the latest new in the world of football lockdown, firstly debating if and how the season should be restarted with a lot of different options proposed. We get our teeth into the thorny argument of players taking a wage cut as we speak with Sports Lawyer Richard Crammer. Then we get back into matters on the pitch analysing and predicting which three sides will eventually be relegated and plough the stats to discover who the best Premier League keeper really is - you might be surprised!
1 hr 12 mins
2 Apr 2020
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Grand National memories
Simon Holt joins David Ord and Matt Brocklebank to reflect on their favourite Grand National memories, horses and bets. Simon recalls dramatic days he enjoyed, if that’s the word, in the commentary box and they all provide a selection they would have backed in this year’s race – and therefore their tip for Saturday’s virtual version.
13 Mar 2020
Cheltenham quick fire Podcast: Friday review
Relive the fourth and final day of the Cheltenham Festival 2020 with our quick fire podcast. We hear from Paul Townend and Willie Mullins after another dramatic day of racing and spectacular wins as racing editor David Ord rounds up the key action and results from Friday.
12 Mar 2020
Cheltenham quick fire Podcast: Thursday review
Relive day three of the Cheltenham Festival with our quick fire podcast. We hear from Gordon Elliott, Willie Mullins and Rebecca Curtis and enjoy Lisnagar Oscar's shock win as racing editor David Ord rounds up the key action and results from Thursday.
12 Mar 2020
Cheltenham Festival Podcast: Friday Best Bets
Our free best bets for every race on Friday at the Cheltenham Festival, including Ben Linfoot's Value Bet.
12 Mar 2020
Fantasy Football: The Liverpool Decline?
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith sit down to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football...
11 Mar 2020
Cheltenham quick fire Podcast: Wednesday review
Relive day two of the Cheltenham Festival with our quick fire podcast. We hear from Gordon Elliott, Barry Geraghty and Paul Nicholls and enjoy Champs dramatic victory as racing editor David Ord rounds-up the key action and results from Wednesday's action.
11 Mar 2020
Cheltenham Festival Podcast: Thursday Best Bets
Our free best bets for every race on Thursday at the Cheltenham Festival, including Ben Linfoot's Value Bet
10 Mar 2020
Cheltenham Festival Podcast: Day Two Best Bets
We provide our free best bets for Wednesday's racing at the Cheltenham Festival, including Ben Linfoot's Value Bet
10 Mar 2020
Cheltenham Quick Fire Wrap Podcast: Day One
Get the full lowdown and reaction from day one of the Cheltenham Festival with our quick fire wrap. Racing editor David Ord relives the action as we hear from Nico De Boinville, Aidan Coleman and Barry Geraghty, plus commentary of the key race finishes.
9 Mar 2020
Cheltenham Best Bets day one: Sporting Life Racing Podcast
The 2020 Cheltenham Festival is FINALLY upon us and our latest series of daily podcasts kicks off with a no-nonsene look at the best bets on Tuesday. Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebank spin through the quality card and nominate their selections for each of the seven races, including a 40/1 outsider in the Ultima Handicap Chase.
8 Mar 2020
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Cheltenham Festival preview - Gold Cup
In the fourth and final episode of a four-part, daily series of podcast shorts previewing the Cheltenham Festival, host Oli Bell, Sporting Life racing expert Matt Brocklebank and form analyst Mark Howard are joined by leading jockey Daryl Jacob. The team bring you behind-the-scenes insight ahead of the Festival and preview day two, which of course features the prestigious Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup.
7 Mar 2020
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Cheltenham Festival preview - Stayers’ Hurdle & Ryanair Chase
In the third episode of a four-part, daily series of podcast shorts previewing the Cheltenham Festival, host Oli Bell, Sporting Life racing expert Matt Brocklebank and form analyst Mark Howard are joined by leading trainer Warren Greatrex. The team bring you behind-the-scenes insight ahead of the Festival and preview day three, which features the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle and Ryanair Chase.
6 Mar 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: March 7-8
Ben Coley is joined by Matt Brocklebank and Ben Linfoot to preview the Cheltenham Festival and weekend racing at Ayr and Wolverhampton Tom Carnduff tips up the Sky Bet EFL Saturday action and a fascinating Sunday in the Premier League And We have our best bets for the latest round of rugby's Six Nations
6 Mar 2020
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Cheltenham Festival preview - Champion Chase
In the second episode of a four-part, daily series of podcast shorts previewing the Cheltenham Festival, host Oli Bell, Sporting Life racing expert Matt Brocklebank and form analyst Mark Howard are joined by leading jockey Daryl Jacob. The team bring you behind-the-scenes insight ahead of the Festival and preview day two, which features the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase.
5 Mar 2020
Premier League Weekly Podcast: Eric Dier, Liverpool & the Manchester derby
Host Joe Townsend, football journalists George Pitts and Tom Carnduff, and Sky Bet’s Dale Tempest are back for the latest episode. They discuss the FA Cup last 16 and the incident which saw Tottenham's Eric Dier confront a fan in the stands after their exit to Norwich. What has happened to Liverpool after three defeats in their last four games? Despite the Reds' Premier League dominance are Manchester City now on track for a better all-round season? And of course the team bring you all of the best tips for the weekend’s Premier League action – with the Manchester derby at Old Trafford the standout game.
1 hr 3 mins
5 Mar 2020
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Cheltenham Festival preview - Sky Bet Supreme & Champion Hurdle
In the first episode of a four-part, daily series of podcast shorts previewing the Cheltenham Festival, host Oli Bell, Sporting Life racing expert Matt Brocklebank and form analyst Mark Howard are joined by leading trainer Warren Greatrex. The team bring you behind-the-scenes insight ahead of the Festival and preview day one, which features the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Unibet Champion Hurdle.
3 Mar 2020
Darts Podcast: UK Open preview
We look ahead to the second big major of the season – the UK Open – in our latest Sporting Life Darts podcast with Ben Coley, darts expert Chris Hammer and major winner, commentator and pundit Paul Nicholson. We look at what makes the ‘FA Cup of Darts’ so special, why it's such a lottery and who might lift the trophy this year. Paul also reflects on his own memorable moments including the time he waved Phil Taylor off stage following a famous victory! Running Order 1 min: What makes the UK Open special? 3 mins: Why is it so wide open and can anyone win it? 6 mins: Multi board experiences for a player 12 mins: Lisa Ashton and Fallon Sherrock 14 mins: Rivalries with Phil Taylor and Gary Anderson, crowd abuse and gamesmanship 17 mins: Dealing with crowd abuse 20 mins: Gamesmanship 24 mins: Beast from the East 27 mins: Outsiders to watch and qualities needed to win 36 mins: This week's Premier League picks
28 Feb 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Feb 29-Mar 1
Sporting Life's latest Weekend Best Bets podcast focuses on racing and football. We preview the latest action from Newbury and Doncaster with our racing team picking out their selections to back. In football, there's a focus on the Carabao Cup final between Aston Villa and Manchester City while also looking at the Premier League and Sky Bet EFL.
28 Feb 2020
Exclusive: Paul Nicholls Interview
Oli Bell sits down with the champion trainer for an in-depth discussion ahead of the Cheltenham Festival. He reflects on his champions of the past including Kauto Star, Denman, Big Buck’s and Master Minded and looks ahead to his team for 2020. It’s headed by Clan Des Obeaux, a horse his trainer feels is a huge player in the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup.
27 Feb 2020
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Gordon Elliott, Cheltenham Weights & Frankie Dettori
In the latest episode host Joe Townsend and racing experts Matt Brocklebank and Ben Coley are joined from Ireland by Sporting Life racing correspondent Ben Linfoot, fresh from a visit to Gordon Elliott’s Cullentra House Stables. They get the inside track from Scoop's behind-the-scenes visit, and hear how Gordon’s feeling with Cheltenham closing in. The major news of the week is rounded up, including the Cheltenham weights, the retirement of a two-time Grand National-winning jockey and the return of Richard Johnson just five weeks after breaking his arm. And of course the team look ahead to the weekend, with some great racing at Newbury and Doncaster.
27 Feb 2020
Fantasy Football: Jorginho, Anyone?
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football...
27 Feb 2020
Premier League Weekly Podcast: Champions League, Carabao Cup & Premier League (eventually)
Host Joe Townsend, football journalists George Pitts and Tom Carnduff, and Sky Bet’s Dale Tempest are back for the latest episode. They discuss the opening legs of the Champions League last-16 ties and also preview the Carabao Cup final between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Wembley. As usual they have all the best tips for the weekend’s Premier League action – with the unlikely derby, Brighton against Crystal Palace, and two huge games in the race for European qualification as Everton host Manchester United and Wolves go to Tottenham getting the focus.
1 hr 5 mins
21 Feb 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast - Feb 22-23
Sporting Life's latest Weekend Best Bets podcast focuses on racing, football and boxing. We feature racing at Kempton, including the Sky Bet Dovecote Novices Hurdle. We have a full preview and tips for the huge heavyweight title fight - Wilder v Fury 2. In the Premier League we tip up Leicester at home to Manchester City; Chelsea v Spurs and Sunday's clash between Arsenal and Everton
20 Feb 2020
Fantasy Football: The Apology
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football...
20 Feb 2020
Premier League Weekly Podcast: Champions League focus
Host Joe Townsend, Sporting Life football editor Paul Higham and football journalists George Pitts and Tom Carnduff discuss Manchester City's European ban, the return of the Champions League and Arsene Wenger's plans for the offside rule. As ever they also preview the Premier League weekend with all the best tips as it returns with a full round of matches following the winter break. Chelsea v Tottenham, Everton v Arsenal and Leicester v Manchester City are standout games that get most of the focus.
1 hr 4 mins
20 Feb 2020
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Stable tours & Cheltenham chat
It's stable tour season on the road to the Cheltenham Festival and the team share their thoughts on some of the major news lines emerging over the past week after visits to the yards of both Nicky Henderson and Gordon Elliott. Sky Bet's Michael Shinners joins Ben Linfoot, Matt Brocklebank and host Joe Townsend to look back on the recent happenings in the world of racing, with an eye firmly fixed on the 2020 Cheltenham Festival in three weeks' time. Shinners reflects on a trip to Seven Barrows where the likes of Shishkin, Santini and Altior really caught the eye, while the quartet also preview some of the weekend's key races including the Betway Handicap Chase and the Sky Bet Dovecote Novices' Hurdle at Kempton.
18 Feb 2020
Fantasy Football: The End of the Winter Break
The Premier League winter break is over! We reflect on one round of fixtures that has been split over two gameweeks. The team also discuss the top performers and look ahead to Manchester City's clash with West Ham.
14 Feb 2020
Weekend Best Bets: Feb 15-16
The Sporting Life team provide their best bets for the weekend's horse racing and Premier League and EFL football.
13 Feb 2020
Premier League Weekly Podcast: Jon Moss, Chris Wilder & winter break part two
Host Joe Townsend, Dale Tempest, George Pitts and Paul Higham discuss Bournemouth's complaints about referee Jon Moss' alleged "sarcastic comments", just how far Chris Wilder can take Sheffield United and whether he's getting the credit he deserves, and of course there are all of the best tips for this weekend's six Premier League games.
13 Feb 2020
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Grand National weights
Ed Chamberlin, David Ord and Richard Mann join host Joe Townsend for our latest Racing Podcast with plenty of talk - still - about Tiger Roll, the weights for the Randox Health Grand National and potential ante-post bets. They reflect too on Super Saturday at Newbury and the victories of Altior and Native River - plus why the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase is shaping up to be the race of the Cheltenham Festival. Then - Storm Dennis permitting - we take a look at the weekend's feature action from Ascot, Haydock and Wincanton where a former National hero looks to have his final prep race before heading to Aintree in an attempt to regain the crown.
7 Feb 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Feb 8-9
Our Weekend Best Bets podcast returns to cover racing, football, cricket, rugby union, and golf.
7 Feb 2020
Racing Podcast: Super Saturday at Newbury
IMPORTANT PODCAST INFORMATION - Please subscribe to our new links; iTunes - https://apple.co/37T0RKt Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2S6CDpq This feed will soon become inactive. Ed Chamberlin joins host Joe Townsend, Sporting Life racing editor David Ord and racing expert Matt Brocklebank to reflect on the action at last week’s Dublin Racing Festival and ahead to Super Saturday at Newbury. Where are we now with the Unibet Champion Hurdle and Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, how good is Rachael Blackmore and who steps in for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup ride on Delta Work? Then there’s Altior, Native River and the small matter of a maximum field Betfair Hurdle to preview before Ed heads to celebrate his birthday with a small but select party.
7 Feb 2020
Premier League Weekly Podcast: Winter break & relegation battles
IMPORTANT PODCAST INFORMATION - Please subscribe to our new links; iTunes - https://apple.co/2v2nkGM Spotify - https://spoti.fi/31vMrhn This feed will soon become inactive. There’s no winter break for our football team, who talk you through all of the latest talking points in the Premier League, including the aforementioned mid-season rest, which hasn’t gone done well in all quarters. Joe Townsend also talks to Sporting Life football journalist George Pitts, Sky Bet's Dale Tempest and Sporting Life football editor Paul Higham about the future of the FA Cup, and replays in particular, after Premier League teams again criticised that cup competition for adding to their fixture congestion. There are still four Premier League games going ahead this week, and our team dissect each one of them and their talking points, the wider issues around the game and give you their predictions and betting tips.
6 Feb 2020
Premier League Weekly Podcast: Winter break & relegation battles
There’s no winter break for our football team, who talk you through all of the latest talking points in the Premier League, including the aforementioned mid-season rest, which hasn’t gone done well in all quarters. Joe Townsend also talks to Sporting Life football journalist George Pitts, Sky Bet's Dale Tempest and Sporting Life football editor Paul Higham about the future of the FA Cup, and replays in particular, after Premier League teams again criticised that cup competition for adding to their fixture congestion. There are still four Premier League games going ahead this week, and our team dissect each one of them and their talking points, the wider issues around the game and give you their predictions and betting tips.
6 Feb 2020
Racing Podcast: Super Saturday at Newbury
Ed Chamberlin joins host Joe Townsend, Sporting Life racing editor David Ord and racing expert Matt Brocklebank to reflect on the action at last week’s Dublin Racing Festival and ahead to Super Saturday at Newbury. Where are we now with the Unibet Champion Hurdle and Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup, how good is Rachael Blackmore and who steps in for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup ride on Delta Work? Then there’s Altior, Native River and the small matter of a maximum field Betfair Hurdle to preview before Ed heads to celebrate his birthday with a small but select party.
4 Feb 2020
Darts Podcast: Premier League preview and predictions
Player and pundit Paul Nicholson is our star guest on the opening darts podcast of 2020 as he looks ahead to the new Premier League season with our tipster Chris Hammer and host Ben Coley. As well as running through every player and fixture for Thursday night’s action in Aberdeen, Paul also discusses his experience of Q School and shares his thoughts on the latest hot topics in darts including changing equipment and losing weight! 0-5mins : Peter Wright incredible start to 2020 including the Masters and importance of a good start to the year 5mins –10mins Paul’s Qualification School reflections and his potential idea for reform 10mins-15mins : Michael van Gerwen and the struggles of changing darts 15mins-19 mins : Peter Wright and whether his tinkering can now end 20mins – 24mins : Gerwyn Price 24mins- 27mins: Gary Anderson 27mins – 31mins: Rob Cross and issues of losing weight 31mins- 34mins: Players knowledge of the statistical and tactical side of the game 35 mins…
1 hr 3 mins
31 Jan 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Feb 1-2
Host David Ord is joined by Matt Brocklebank, Paul Higham and Chris Hammer to preview a wonderful weekend of sport. They take a look at the weekend action in the Premier League including Manchester City’s trip to Tottenham on Sunday. The best bet though is at Old Trafford on Saturday – and spoiler alert – isn’t the home side. They preview the feature action on both sides of the Irish Sea as the Dublin Racing Festival Betway Scilly Isles Novices' Chase take centre stage while we have selections for the Guinness Six Nations, PDC Masters and Super Bowl LIV
30 Jan 2020
Fantasy Football: New Signings!
The Sporting Life trio of Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith sit down to talk all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. We review how the loading up of Liverpool players has gone over the past two games as well as looking ahead to the next round of fixtures. There's new players welcomed into the Premier League so we dissect the price tags and assess if any have caught our eye. All that and much more.
30 Jan 2020
Racing Podcast: Dublin Racing Festival 2020 preview
The National Hunt season came alive last weekend at Cheltenham Trials Day and it gets even better this weekend with a stellar line-up anticipated for the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown. Ed Chamberlin joins Sporting Life’s Ben Linfoot and host Joe Townsend to look ahead to races like the Irish Gold Cup, Irish Champion Hurdle and Dublin Chase with superstars like Kemboy, Presenting Percy, A Plus Tard, Chacun Por Soi and Honeysuckle in action. The team also reflect on the key points from trials day, including Paisley Park and Santini, and also discuss Tiger Roll’s likely Grand National handicap rating and Jonjo O’Neill Jr’s spare ride on Native River in the upcoming Denman Chase at Newbury.
30 Jan 2020
Premier League Weekly: Jurgen Klopp, the transfer window and the top four
Joe Townsend is joined by Sporting Life football editor Paul Higham, football journalist Tom Carnduff and Sky Bet's Dale Tempest for the latest episode of the Sporting Life Premier League Weekly Podcast. The panel preview the best of the weekend's Premier League action, discuss Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp's controversial plans for their FA Cup replay with Shrewsbury and look at the deals that have been done, might get done, and need to be done before the transfer window closes.
28 Jan 2020
Super Bowl LIV Preview
Join Paul Higham, Jacob Barnor, Ross Williams and Matthew Temple-Marsh as we preview Super Bowl LIV between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. We make our big game predictions for the NFL showpiece in Miami, pick out who we think will win the Super Bowl MVP award and examine just how the big game will be won and lost. Will it be the San Francisco 49ers defence or the Kansas City Chiefs attack that wins the day? Is Patrick Mahomes an unstoppable force and is Jimmy Garoppolo being wrongly overlooked? With top stats, facts, tactics and tips we've got every angle of Super Bowl 54 covered along with our best bets for the 49ers v the Chiefs.
24 Jan 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Jan 25-26
We talk racing and football in our latest Best Bets Podcast, as we provide our free tips. The racing team preview Trails Day at Cheltenham and Sky Bet Chase day at Doncaster, and the football teams select their tips for an intriguing day of FA Cup fourth round action.
24 Jan 2020
2019 NFL Season Review
Join Paul Higham, Ross Williams and Matthew Temple-Marsh as we run through the main talking points from the NFL season and review all the best and worst of the campaign. We take a quick look at the Super Bowl match-up but also look back at who have been the top stars from the season and who have been the biggest disappointments. We’ll get the latest news from around the NFL with Sky Sports News’ Richard Graves as he prepares to fly out to Miami, including Eli manning’s retirement and the new Las Vegas Raiders. Finally we have a quick take on the Super Bowl before out big preview drops next week.
1 hr 8 mins
24 Jan 2020
Premier League Weekly: Manchester United in crisis (again)
Joe Townsend is joined by Dale Tempest, Paul Higham and Tom Carnduff to discuss the Premier League week, focusing on the sorry situation at Manchester United in particular. Our team talk through all the problems at Old Trafford and try to work out if it’s all Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s fault or if the problems run deeper. There’s also the question of just how much time and money it will take to get them back to the top. We also discuss the rest of the midweek action including welcome wins for Bournemouth and Aston Villa as the relegation battle takes yet more twists and turns. There’s also the small matter of the FA Cup coming up – are any of the big boys likely to be the subject of classic cup shocks? Our team make their picks.
23 Jan 2020
Fantasy Football: Lovin' Liverpool
The team of Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith sit down to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. We're approaching the end of a double gameweek but points haven't be flowing. We take a look at the top performers and what changes can be made as the Premier League takes a break for the FA Cup. There's also a week of the transfer window left so we discuss those potential moves that could happen. There's also information on Bruno Fernandes with the Sporting midfielder linked with Manchester United. Alongside all that, there's the transfer stats for all the top players alongside other exclusive information about the game.
23 Jan 2020
Racing Podcast: Cheltenham Trials Day 2020 preview
It’s Trials Day at Cheltenham on Saturday as the countdown to the 2020 Festival really goes through the gears. Ed Chamberlin joins Ben Linfoot, Matt Brocklebank and host Joe Townsend to look ahead to the key races at Prestbury Park, as well as the valuable Sky Bet Chase at Doncaster. The team also reflect on some of the major news from the racing week, including a broken arm for champion jockey Richard Johnson and a controversial weight rise for a Dan Skelton-trained chaser.
20 Jan 2020
Fantasy Football: Cavani Incoming?
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back for a half-time report during what has been a very low-scoring Gameweek 24. The team dissect where it went wrong over the week but there's no time to dwell on it too much! We preview the second round of fixtures in this double Gameweek. We also talk transfers and look at who could come in now a couple of big hitters have been confirmed as out with long-term injuries. On the topic of transfers, we get those in the know to tell us the prices of some of those who could move to the Premier League this month - including Edinson Cavani...
17 Jan 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Jan 18-19
The Sporting Life team provide their best bets for the weekend's racing, football and golf action - all for FREE. Our racing lads preview Ascot and Haydock, with tips for Lingfield also. The games involving Spurs, Watford, Arsenal and Sheffield United take our focus for our Premier League tips. And Ben Coley looks ahead to the third and fourth rounds of the HSBC Championship, with a wide open field emerging.
16 Jan 2020
Fantasy Football: What About...
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back in their (slightly later than usual) Thursday slot to chat all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. We've welcomed some new signings! Yay! The prices of those new players are discussed as we look if any are worth bringing into the team. The team also have some other transfer stats so that you now where you stand in comparison to other players. Of course, there is the usual weekend preview where we also look at captaincy options and potential switches to our sides.
16 Jan 2020
Racing Podcast: Trials and tribulations
Ed Chamberlin joins David Ord and Matt Brocklebank for this week’s Sporting Life Racing Podcast. The trio preview the weekend’s key action and look at all the major Cheltenham talking points while Ed reflects on Nick Rust’s decision to step down as Chief Executive of the BHA and prolonged talks over a new terrestrial TV deal. There’s a 50/1 fancy for the Unibet Champion Hurdle, horses for your My Stable tracker and much more.
16 Jan 2020
Premier League weekly: Previewing the Anfield showdown
Paul Higham, George Pitts and Dale Tempest preview the huge Liverpool v Man Utd showdown at Anfield on Sunday. Weighing up if United can somehow get anything from the game against their fierce rivals, and runaway Premier League leaders. We’re joined by sports journalist and friend of the show Tom McDermott who takes us behind the scenes at Old Trafford with some interesting developments on the long-term futures of both Paul Pogba and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Tom would also bite your hand off for a point at Anfield! Our team also take you through the big games on Saturday with our predictions and best bets for the game – including jumping aboard Dale’s Watford train and an interesting selection of draws! Find out what games we fancy by having a listen now.
16 Jan 2020
NFL Play-Off Podcast
We’re down to the final four in the NFL play-offs with the two Championship games taking place on Sunday, but who will make it to the Super Bowl in Miami? Paul Higham is joined by Sky Bet’s Jacob Blangsted-Barnor & Ross Williams and we hear from Sky Sports News’ Richard Graves to dissect the AFC title clash between the Titans and Chiefs – can Tennessee upset the odds yet again? We’ll also pick out the key pointers for the NFC showdown between Green Bay and San Francisco – plus there’s our all-important picks for these games and the overall winner of the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
10 Jan 2020
Fantasy Football: Ultimate Decisions
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back after the hectic Christmas period to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. Potential transfers, captaincy options and much more are looked at as we prepare for the latest gameweek - providing you with all the stats that you need to know. Alongside that, Ultimate XI is back so we talk through some of the players to consider.
10 Jan 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast:
The Sporting Life team preview the weekend's action, providing best bets for racing at Kempton and Warwick, and tips for Premier League and Sky Bet Championship football
9 Jan 2020
We kick-off our NFL play-off podcasts with Paul Higham and Sky Bet’s Jacob Barnor setting the scene for what should be another incredible weekend of NFL action. We talk about Jacob’s record-breaking trip around America to visit every NFL stadium in the quickest time ever, and get his selections for the best stadium, fans, team and the all-important tailgating. Sky Sports News’ NFL man Richard Graves joins us to talk over the big news in the NFL, namely the future of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and the head coaching role at the Dallas Cowboys. We conclude with a look at the divisional round game-by-game previews and pick out our predictions and top tips for the four huge games coming up as we get ever closer to the Super Bowl.
6 Jan 2020
Snooker Podcast: Masters Preview
Richard Mann and Ben Coley sit down to discuss the second Triple Crown event of the snooker season, the Dafabet Masters, which gets under way at Alexandra Palace on Sunday. Ronnie’s O’Sullivan’s decision to skip the event comes under microscope, as do the names who could benefit from the absence of the most successful player in Masters history. The duo discuss each of the first-round matches in detail whilst dissecting the draw and trying to plot a path to the latter stages for the likes of Judd Trump and Neil Robertson.
6 Jan 2020
Premier League Podcast 0601
Welcome to another Premier League weekly, we’ve got plenty to talk about again as we discuss who are the big winners & losers from a weekend of FA Cup action, we look ahead to another round of fixtures and we’ll hear from Frank Lampard on his transfer plans as part of our latest Transfer Talk section.
3 Jan 2020
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Jan 4-5
The first Sporting Life Weekend Best Bets podcast of 2020 focuses on racing at Sandown and Naas on Saturday and Sunday respectively and the FA Cup third round. Get the best free tips across racing and football with our Best Bets podcast
31 Dec 2019
Fantasy Football: New Year's Day Decisions
Tom Carnduff and Billy Lumsden sit down to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football ahead of New Year's Day. We discuss the usual captains and transfers. With a little reveal of when the next overhaul period will be...
31 Dec 2019
Racing Podcast: New Year's Day Special
In our latest racing podcast, Mark Howard joins Matt Brocklebank to reflect on the key Christmas action, while Warren Greatrex is on the line ahead of Emiton’s return at Cheltenham on New Year’s Day.
30 Dec 2019
Premier League Weekly: The Transfer Window
Tom Carnduff, Paul Higham and Sky Bet's Dale Tempest sit down to discuss all things Premier League in the latest episode. It's a VAR-free zone! Not one mention! Instead, we look ahead to the transfer window with January just days away. Should Liverpool do any business? Will Manchester City go for a defender? Are Leicester hoping for a quiet month? In the race for the top-four, Chelsea's transfer ban has been lifted meaning it could be a busy window for them, while Manchester United are still on the hunt for additions so we look at the names that have been linked. What about Gareth Bale? Will he return to the Premier League? Is this the window where Wilfried Zaha moves from Crystal Palace? We discuss all that and much more.
1 hr 4 mins
24 Dec 2019
Fantasy Football: The Festive Half-Time Report
Tom Carnduff and Billy Lumsden sit down to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football at half-time of Gameweek 20. Plenty of games on Boxing Day so we preview where the points can be won and who could be your captain.
23 Dec 2019
Premier League Weekly: 2020 Visions
It's time for a look back at the calendar year! Tom Carnduff, Paul Higham, George Pitts and Dale Tempest sit down to hand out their yearly awards. We give out awards for the following: Team of the year Player of the year Manager of the year Moment of the year The team also give their one prediction for what will happen involving the Premier League in 2020... *Please note: Due to minor technical issues, this podcast ends slightly earlier than intended.
1 hr 26 mins
20 Dec 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Dec 21-22
The Sporting Life team are back to cover their best bets across racing and football in the final weekend before Christmas.
20 Dec 2019
#9 – Christmas Special
Alex and Ben reconvene to look back on 2019, handing out Not Another Golf Award(s), before chatting with guest Meghan MacLaren.
1 hr 40 mins
19 Dec 2019
Fantasy Football: The Festive Season Begins
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back in their usual Thursday spot to discuss the start of the festive period on Sky Sports Fantasy Football. As ever, we discuss the top performers from the previous week and outline some of the in-form players to consider for the future. Wondering how many transfers the top players have? We let you know the statistics if you're panicking about remaining transfers as the season progresses. We also have a bit of an exclusive as we reveal the price of playmaker Takumi Minamino, who joins Liverpool in January following the completion of his transfer from Red Bull Salzburg. There is also the weekend preview, as we discuss captaincy options and players to consider on both Saturday and Sunday. All that and much more!
16 Dec 2019
Premier League Weekly: The European Special
Tom Carnduff, Paul Higham and Billy Lumsden sit down to all things Premier League, with a big helping of European football too. The Champions League and Europa League draws were made on Monday and we look at the fixtures involving the English and Scottish sides. Mikel Arteta looks to be on his way back to Arsenal, this time as manager. We ask if he is the right man for the job. Liverpool are also in action in the Club World Cup. Is this tournament a good or bad thing? There's an argument to be made on both sides. All that and much more...
13 Dec 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Dec 14-15
The Sporting Life team preview the weekend's sporting action covering racing and football with free tips for Doncaster, Newcastle, Cheltenham and the Premier League.
12 Dec 2019
SPOTY 2019 Preview Podcast
Host Dom Newton-Collinge is joined by Chris Hammer and Ben Coley to reflect on the sporting year, with a particular focus on Sunday’s six Sports Personality contenders.
1 hr 7 mins
11 Dec 2019
Racing Podcast: Cheltenham Chat
David Ord and Ben Linfoot are joined by Mike Vince in this week’s podcast as they discuss all things Sandown, including the void race, Aintree and look ahead to this weekend’s meeting at Cheltenham. Daryl Jacob also joins us to discuss his spell on the sidelines and the highs and lows of the last week.
11 Dec 2019
Fantasy Football: Five Points Billy
We're going a day earlier this week as Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith sit down to talk all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. As ever, we look at the top performers from the week and there is one eye-catching result - with Billy's pre-assist proving heroic for Goole in their draw on Tuesday night. There was controversy surrounding the Man of the Match selection at Arsenal so we ask someone high up to come on an explain what happened, but did they accept our invitation? We also look at the weekend action and discuss who to pick as captains for the upcoming games. Alongside that, there is all the usual transfer talk. All that and much more!
11 Dec 2019
World Darts Championship Podcast ft. Paul Nicholson, Nathan Aspinall and Glenn Durrant
The World Darts Championship gets under way this week and our tipster Chris Hammer talks you through the draw with Ben Coley while we have interviews with Nathan Aspinall and Glenn Durrant as well as the expert thoughts of former major winner and pundit Paul Nicholson. Sporting Life Darts Podcast running order 0 - 7mins: Scene setter for the World Championship and whether Gerwyn Price's rivalry with Michael van Gerwen is here to stay for the long term. 7-11 mins: Paul Nicholson on Gerwyn Price and what it's like being the pantomime villain on the big stage 12-15 mins: Quarter one preview (including MVG, James Wade, Ian White & Stephen Bunting) 15-18 mins: Paul Nicholson on how you can spot the dark horses 18-21 mins: Quarter two preview (including Gary Anderson, Nathan Aspinall and an honourable mention of Paul Lim!) 22-30 mins: Nathan Aspinall interview about his rise in 2019 30-33 mins: Paul Nicholson on why Adrian Lewis can challenge 34-42 mins: Quarter three preview (inclu…
1 hr 17 mins
10 Dec 2019
Snooker Podcast: Duke of York
Ben Coley and Richard Mann return for the final snooker podcast of 2019. On the agenda are Ding Junhui’s UK Championship heroics, Ronnie O’Sullivan’s shock Masters withdrawal, and news that the sport heads to Saudi Arabia in 2020.
9 Dec 2019
Premier League Weekly: Fergie Time
Sporting Life's Tom Carnduff and George Pitts are joined by Sky Bet's Dale Tempest to review all the latest Premier League events. Duncan Ferguson had an immediate impact at Everton as they beat Chelsea 3-1 at Goodison Park. Should he get the job on a full-time basis? Or is it important that they don't get carried away in the moment? It's been a great week for Manchester United after they secured bragging rights in the derby. We hear from former United defender Paul Parker who gives us his thoughts on the current situation. Leicester keep on winning. Are they serious title contenders? Or would you back Liverpool going the entire season unbeaten? We discuss all that and much more.
1 hr 1 min
6 Dec 2019
Fantasy Football: So. Many. Points!
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back in a Friday slot this week to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. They reflect on a double gameweek full of points, for some rather than others, while looking at this week's action. There are games which are spread over three days, with West Ham v Arsenal rounding off the action on Monday Night Football. We look at potential captaincy options over this period, with a real chance for differentials to tip the weight in your favour. It's also a good time of year to dive into the transfer allocation so the team discuss which players would be good to bring in at this point.
6 Dec 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Dec 7-8
Football, racing and boxing are covering in our latest best bets podcast. Tom Carnduff provides tips for corners, a goal scoring left back and the handicap markets to cover Saturday's Premier League and Sky Bet Championship action. Matt Brocklebank and Ben Linfoot run the rule over the Tingle Creek and Becher Chase, while also providing their best bets elsewhere. And our boxing expert Chris Oliver previews Anthony Joshua against Andy Ruiz Jr, as AJ looks to regain his belts, plus the best value in an exciting undercard.
5 Dec 2019
Racing Podcast: Tingle Creek
David Ord and Ben Linfoot are joined by Mark Howard and Daryl Jacob on this week’s edition. Mark explains why he’s recommended backing Honeysuckle for the Unibet Champion Hurdle following her win at Fairyhouse last week while Daryl admits it was tough choosing between Sceau Royal and Janika in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase. Our team preview the Sandown feature plus the main action on a cracking card at Aintree too.
3 Dec 2019
Fantasy Football: Half-Time Report
We're back, but on a Tuesday, as Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith discuss how the current double gameweek is going. This week sees the fixtures spread across three days with Amazon Prime venturing into Premier League broadcasting. The good news for us is that it provides opportunity for three different captains. It also means there is a chance to maximise points return using transfers. We look at which transfers will be best to make to ensure getting the best possible score on each day. Alongside all that, we preview each fixture and reveal our captaincy choices for the rest of Gameweek 17.
2 Dec 2019
Premier League Weekly: The Future is Now
The Sporting Life Football team of Tom Carnduff, Paul Higham and George Pitts sit down to talk all things Premier League. It was another eventful weekend of action as the trio dissect the latest results. Leicester struck late with a little help from VAR while Manchester City dropped points again. West Ham stunned Chelsea on Saturday, then on Sunday the Freddie Ljungberg 'era' began with a draw against Norwich. Liverpool continued to pick up points but Manchester United were held, again, this time by Aston Villa. We hear from The Athletic's Everton Correspondent Greg O'Keeffe. He discusses the situation with Marco Silva and whether or not he will be leaving Goodison Park. Our team also speak about the managerial changes at Watford and Arsenal and who could be the new faces in the dugout. Finally, the next round of fixtures will be live streamed on Amazon Prime. Exciting, right? We look at the positives and negatives of the move. All that and much more...
1 hr 13 mins
29 Nov 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Nov 30 - Dec 1
David Ord is in the host this week as our team pick out their best bets for the sporting weekend. Ben Linfoot starts to whittle down his shortlist for the Ladbrokes Trophy and has a strong fancy in the closing race at Newbury. Tom Carnduff is on hand with his best bets for the football programme while Richard Mann has a tasty snooker treble at the UK Championships.
28 Nov 2019
Fantasy Football: Double Gameweek!
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back in their usual Thursday slot to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. This week is a good one with each team playing two fixtures. Another big positive is the spread of games which means action on five different days. We look at potential captaincy options with the next seven days presenting real opportunity for a big points haul. It's also a good time of year to dive into the transfer allocation so the team discuss which players would be good to bring in at this point. All that and much more!
28 Nov 2019
Racing Podcast: Trophy Hunters
David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebank preview the Ladbrokes Trophy in this week’s Racing Podcast. Daryl Jacob joins the team to reflect on Bristol De Mai’s Betfair Chase return and look ahead to Borice at Newbury this weekend and in part three we talk all things Tiger Roll with Gordon Elliott, Davy Russell and Martin Greenwood.
25 Nov 2019
Snooker Podcast: UK Championship
Ben Coley and Richard Mann are joined by Eurosport’s Neal Foulds ahead of the first Triple Crown event of the snooker season, the UK Championship in York. Neal Foulds reflects on some of his fondest UK Championship memories before looking ahead to this year’s renewal, one which sees Judd Trump head the betting following an irresistible run of form over the last 12 months. As ever, Ronnie O’Sullivan gets plenty of attention but Neal fancies another from the famous Class of 92 to enjoy a big run in York while Richard has a couple of big-priced bets picked out of his own.
25 Nov 2019
Premier League Weekly: The Sack Race
Tom Carnduff, George Pitts and Sky Bet's Dale Tempest discuss the big talking points from the latest round of Premier League games. We provide our verdict on Jose Mourinho's first game in charge of Tottenham, more VAR drama and special praise for Leicester and Sheffield United. The big game between Manchester City and Chelsea is discussed, with Sky Sports' Ben Ransom joining us for his thoughts from behind the scenes at the Etihad. The Premier League sack race is also hotting up. We assess Marco Silva at Everton, Unai Emery at Arsenal and Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham, with the latest odds and all their potential replacements up for discussion. All that and much more...
1 hr 11 mins
25 Nov 2019
Racing Podcast: Weekend reflections
Mark Howard and Daryl Jacob join David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Michael Shinners to reflect on a cracking weekend of action. How good is Cyrname? Where now for Altior? Is Lostintranslation the best of the lot? Daryl tells us how the Betfair Chase rode and Mark has another horse to add to your My Stable tracker.
22 Nov 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Nov 23-24
It is Altior v Cyrname at Ascot on Saturday and our racing team are split on which will come out on top. They also preview the the Bet Fair Chase at Haydock and provide their best bets at both meetings. The Premier League returns and we tip up Manchester City v Chelsea and Spurs at West Ham. We look into the value for the weekend rounds at the DP Word Tour Championship and get an early preview of next week's UK Snooker Championship.
21 Nov 2019
Racing Podcast: Big Guns Clash
Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebank are joined by Ed Chamberlin, Oli Bell and Fran Berry to discuss the weekend’s action, while Daryl Jacob is on the line to talk Bristol De Mai. In part one, Ben and Matt discuss Slate House’s 6lb rise for falling in the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham before talking Newbury Winter Festival following a press day in the week. Onto part two where Ben is joined by Oli Bell, Fran Berry and Ed Chamberlin to look ahead to Altior v Cyrname and the Betfair Chase ahead of what promises to be a thrilling weekend. And finally, Daryl Jacob talks all things Bristol De Mai and more ahead of his horse’s mission to win his third consecutive Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.
21 Nov 2019
Fantasy Football: The Spurs Overload?
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back in their usual Thursday slot to chat all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. Jose Mourinho is in at Spurs! Is it time to load up on Tottenham players? Or best to wait a few weeks while we work out what system they will play? Plenty of games to dissect on Saturday with a number of captaincy choices, so who do you go for? Is it worth looking at Everton? What about Arsenal? We discuss all that and much more.
20 Nov 2019
Premier League Extra: The Special One
Jose Mourinho is the new manager of Tottenham - Dom Newton-Collinge, Tom Carnduff and Paul Higham sit down to discuss the appointment. Mauricio Pochettino may have guided Spurs to the Champions League final but they have struggled in the early stages of the 2019/20 campaign which has forced Daniel Levy and the board into making the switch. Can Mourinho win something with Tottenham? Either this season or next? The team discuss the chances. Remember, you can send us your thoughts by Tweeting us @SportingLifeFC.
19 Nov 2019
Snooker Podcast: Top Trump
Host Ben Coley and snooker expert Richard Mann cover the latest snooker talking points following Judd Trump’s defeat of Ronnie O’Sullivan in last week’s Northern Ireland Open final. Judd’s remarkable run of form comes under the microscope as the team wonder whether he is now the dominant force in snooker while Ronnie’s own return to form catches the eye ahead of the defence of his UK Championship crown in York. Jimmy White and Reanne Evans earn special mention following their efforts at the Champion of Champions while Richard picks out three names to watch in the coming weeks and months.
18 Nov 2019
Premier League Weekly: The International Special
We may have been without top-flight action last weekend but there's still plenty to discuss in the latest episode of our Premier League Weekly podcast. Tom Carnduff, Paul Higham and George Pitts dissect England's performance in their European Championship qualification group, alongside those nations that have caught the eye over the international break. We look ahead to the latest round of Premier League games, where Manchester City's clash with Chelsea is the headline act. Pep Guardiola's side will know the latest situation with Liverpool facing Crystal Palace at 3pm. There's plenty of pressure around the league currently with five managers potentially facing the sack. We look at huge games between Arsenal and Southampton alongside West Ham's meeting with Tottenham. All that and much more in the latest episode!
1 hr 6 mins
18 Nov 2019
Racing Podcast: November Meeting Review
Leading analyst Mark Howard joins the team as they look back on the November Meeting at Cheltenham. Defi Du Seuil’s Shloer Chase success comes under the microscope while novices Thyme Hill and Hang In There are also discussed. There are also reflects on the recent wins of Douvan and Faugheen, plus Saldier’s emergence as a leading Champion Hurdle hope following his Morgiana triumph.
15 Nov 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Nov 16-17
The rain does not cancel us as the Sporting Life team battle the elements to provide their best free tips across the sporting weekend. Cheltenham goes ahead on Saturday and Sunday and we preview both days' race cards, plus racing at Lingfield. We provided our tips for the Euro qualification matches this weekend, plus the big games in Sky Bet League One and League Two. Ben Coley looks ahead to the final two rounds at the Nedbank Challenge in South Africa and the F1 Insider tips up the Brazilian Grand Prix.
14 Nov 2019
Fantasy Football Podcast: Deulofeu The Star
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith sit down in their usual Thursday slot to talk all things Fantasy Football. The average points haul is increasing, but nobody managed to break the 100-point mark this week. Still, it was a positive week all-round with plenty of action in the last round of Premier League games. The international break brings a temporary halt to proceedings which gives us time to look at some potential transfers to consider before top-flight football returns next weekend.
14 Nov 2019
Racing Podcast: November Rain
Clinging to the hope that Cheltenham beats the weather on Saturday and Sunday, David Ord and Ben Linfoot preview the BetVictor Gold Cup and other feature races. They are joined by Daryl Jacob to reflect on Fusil Raffle’s win at Wincanton and look ahead to his weekend rides while we hear from John Gosden and Pat Smullen at the Cartier Awards.
11 Nov 2019
Premier League Weekly: Liverpool already there?
Gareth Jones, Paul Higham and Billy Lumsden review the battle for the Premier League title between Liverpool and Manchester City and THAT VAR decision. We ask if Liverpool have already sealed the title or who else could still catch them. We then delve into the bottom of the table and debate which manager is for the chop next.
1 hr 1 min
8 Nov 2019
Weekend Best Bets 9th - 10th November
Ben Coley stands in as host as the Sporting Life team reveal their best weekend bets, including the Liverpool v Man City showdown and quality racing at Wincanton.
7 Nov 2019
Racing Podcast: Changing of the Seasons
David Ord and Ben Linfoot are joined by Mark Howard, Fran Berry and Daryl Jacob for this week’s Racing Podcast. They reflect on the 2019 Flat season, look ahead to the return of Fusil Raffles at Wincanton and reflect on a bumper week of key jumping action.
7 Nov 2019
Fantasy Football Podcast: Pepe In, Emery Out
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith sit down in their usual Thursday spot to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. Leicester continue to shine, and with a favourable fixture list coming up, is it worth loading in as many Leicester players as possible? A case to be made for some Watford and Bournemouth players? What about Southampton? Hey, who knows, they might get some points. Nicholas Pepe is once again a point of discussion with Aidan adamant he'll score some points this week, although with Liverpool taking on Manchester City, the points may come at Anfield. We discuss all that and much more.
5 Nov 2019
Championship Podcast: Potters' Wheel Is Turning
Tom Carnduff is joined by Sky Sports presenter David Prutton to discuss all of the latest from the Sky Bet Championship. Stoke City decided to part company with their manager Nathan Jones as the Potters struggle at the bottom end of the division. Was it the right decision? Who will replace him? Prutton provides us with excellent insight into what it's like for a player when a managerial change is made, alongside some interesting stories from his playing days. Nottingham Forest face Derby in the headline act of this weekend's fixture. Prutton, a former Forest player, recalls his experience playing in the East Midlands derby alongside telling us what a local derby is all about for a player. There's all that and much more in the latest episode of the Sporting Life Championship podcast.
4 Nov 2019
Premier League Weekly: Arsenal's Managerial Search
Tom Carnduff and George Pitts sit down to discuss a very eventful weekend in the Premier League. Liverpool looked like they were heading for defeat at Aston Villa before striking late. The same can be said for Manchester City as they faced Southampton. The mark of champions? Well only one team can win it and both meet at Anfield next weekend. Arsenal's problems continue with the future of Unai Emery unclear. Who will be their next boss if they choose to part ways? Jose Mourinho? Tom makes the case for Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder after the Blades moved up to sixth in the Premier League standings. Yes, more VAR controversy in more than one game. Does the system need to change? The opinion has seemingly shifted to a largely negative one. There's all that and much more in the latest episode.
1 hr 14 mins
1 Nov 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Nov 2-3
It's a bumper Best Bets podcast with racing, football, rugby, golf and F1 all featured. The racing team have every angle of the Breeders Cup covered for you, plus tips for racing closer to home. The Football team have their tips for the Premier league and Sky Bet EFL action including a corners and goal scorer bet. Ben Coley tips up the weekend golf, including the last two rounds of the WGC HSBC Championship, plus the F1 Insiders tips for the US Grand Prix. And Gareth Jones tips up the World Cup Final, as England take on South Africa.
1 Nov 2019
Fantasy Football Podcast: Dale Stephens Anyone?
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith sit down to talk all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. Hey, Leicester are quite good aren't they? Even better if you had a team full of Foxes players for that Friday hammering of Southampton. We have eight, yes eight, fixtures in the Premier League on Saturday which leaves a captaincy dilemma. Do you go for a Liverpool player at Aston Villa? What about Manchester City with that visit of Southampton next? Or, do you look to Dale Stephens at Brighton? We discuss all that and much more.
31 Oct 2019
Racing Podcast: Wetherby
David Ord and Ben Linfoot are the men behind the microphones this week and they preview a fascinating weekend of action. They are joined by Fran Berry to look ahead to the Vertem Futurity at Newcastle on Friday while Daryl Jacob reflects on last week’s Showcase Meeting at Cheltenham and takes us through some interesting rides in the days ahead. Finally Oli Bell talks all about Riding A Dream, the much-anticipated documentary which premieres on ITV on Saturday immediately after the Rugby World Cup final.
30 Oct 2019
Rugby World Cup Podcast: Final Preview
We are joined by a host of former England players, World Cup winners and finalists for our Rugby World Cup Final preview as England and South Africa go head to head. It is a repeat of the 2007 Paris final and so our rugby expert Gareth Jones and host Tom Carnduff speak with winger Mark Cueto and hooker George Chuter who both played in England's last World Cup final appearance. Chuter explains exactly what the players will be going through in their preparations this week and how to handle the pressure of the final. Cueto highlights fellow winger Jonny May as a potential match winner on Saturday, and 2003 World Cup winner and now Sale coach Dorian West explains how South Africa Faf de Klerk has developed at Sale into the world best scrum half. We also debate the key battles and where the match will be won and lost, as well as our best bet for the final in Japan.
28 Oct 2019
Premier League Weekly: Upward trajectory!
Well it's been a quiet weekend in the Premier League. There was only numerous questionable VAR decisions, the Arsenal captain swearing at his own fans, Liverpool finding a way to keep winning, Chelsea's goal-scoring exploits and a hat-trick for Christian Pulisic, that's alongside a potential Manchester United revival! Oh, and did we mention that someone won a game of football 9-0? Tom Carnduff, Paul Higham and George Pitts dissect all the major talking points.
1 hr 1 min
25 Oct 2019
Weekend Best Bets: Oct 26-27
It's a packed Sporting Life Best Bets podcast covering racing, football, golf, rugby, Formula One and boxing. The racing team cover Doncaster, Cheltenham and Newbury, while the football team have goal scorer and attempted shots tips for the Premier League and Sky Bet EFL. With the Rugby World Cup semi-finals upon us we look at value for the semis and who could win through to the Final, as Wales and England look to make it a first ever all home nations Finals. Ben Coley tips up the weekend rounds of the Zozo Championship in Japan and Chris Oliver previews Josh Taylor v Regis Prograis and Dereck Chisora versus David Price. And we get the inside track on the Mexican Grand Prix with our F1 Insider.
24 Oct 2019
Fantasy Football: Press 1 for Billy's Team News
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith sit down to discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football in our latest Podcast. The team react to a low-scoring week last time out with the defence carrying all three through. There's plenty of options to consider with another three gamedays and we look at some potential captaincy options. Of course, we analyse every game and find out that Billy has actually set up a number where YOU can get the latest team news! (Well, maybe not...)
24 Oct 2019
Racing Podcast: Cheltenham
Cheltenham stage The Showcase Meeting this weekend and Daryl Jacob joins our podcast regulars to discuss his exciting book of rides including Wholestone. David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebank also reflect on the action from QIPCO British Champions Day, the paltry home defence of the Vertem Futurity and take a look ahead to the Breeders’ Cup as Matt prepares to board a flight to California.
21 Oct 2019
Premier League Weekly: United Halt Liverpool
Gareth Jones, George Pitts, Tom Carnduff and Tom McDermott discuss the big talking points from the latest round of Premier League games. Manchester United showed heart and battled for a point against Liverpool, but they should have had all three. We look at the events from Old Trafford including the controversial opener and if VAR should have intervened for a potential foul in the build-up. Tottenham continue to struggle as they had to strike late to draw at home to a winless Watford side. Marco Silva's Everton showed no signs of pressure as they comfortably dispatched of West Ham at Goodison Park, but was that more down to a poor Hammers showing? We talk about all that and much more...
21 Oct 2019
Championship Podcast: Horrocious Conditions
Gareth Jones and Tom Carnduff sit down to talk all things Sky Bet Championship in the latest Podcast. The duo discuss Mark Bowen's appointment as Reading manager and their win over Preston. We also look at Cardiff v Sheffield Wednesday and debate whether or not Cardiff's equaliser should have been disallowed. Gary Rowett is reportedly heading to Millwall and we look at the pros and cons of that move. Alongside all that, we discuss Stoke's recent results and their chances of pushing up the table. We also hear all of our exclusive interview with Nottingham Forest manager Sabri Lamouchi.
1 hr 5 mins
18 Oct 2019
Weekend Best Bets: Oct 19-20
A packed podcast delivers weekend best bets cover racing, football, golf and rugby union. We have Champions Day at Ascot fully covered, with opinions and tips spread across the race card. We preview Sunday's big clash between Manchester United and Liverpool, as well as finding value in Saturday's Premier League and Sky Bet Championship games. The CJ Cup third and fourth rounds are analysed by Ben Coley and Gareth Jones provides tips for both the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals and the start of the domestic Premiership season.
17 Oct 2019
Fantasy Football Podcast: The Pepe Talk
The international break is over, yay! Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back to preview the latest round of fixtures in Sky Sports Fantasy Football. We find captains for each of the three gamedays this week, alongside asking two of Billy's Big Questions™️ - is it time to let Teemu Pukki go and who will score highest in Manchester United v Liverpool? Chelsea and Leicester are fancied for comfortable home wins so good news if you have any of those players in your teams! Maybe not so good for those with players from Newcastle and Burnley. We talk transfers as well, all in around 30 minutes or so.
17 Oct 2019
Racing Podcast: QIPCO British Champions Day
It’s QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot on Saturday and David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebank look ahead to the action. They have tips for every race, including the closing Balmoral Handicap, while they also reflect on Pinatubo’s Dewhurst win and the news Enable will race on in 2020.
14 Oct 2019
Premier League Weekly: Boom or bust
We don't rest on International weekend, so are back with our latest views on the key Premier League talking points, specifically previewing the weekend's matches. We focus on Manchester United against Liverpool, asking how United can end their bad form and how Liverpool could really hammer their old foes. We debate how pivotal the weekend results are for the under pressure Everton and Tottenham bosses and how Manchester City will reaction against Palace, following their shock loss to Wolves.
11 Oct 2019
Weekend Best Bets 12th - 13th October
Ben Coley hosts the latest edition of our Weekend Best Bets podcast, as our team provide their racing, football and darts selections for Friday and Saturday.
10 Oct 2019
Fantasy Football Podcast: Where are all the points?
It's been a week to forget for Aidan, Billy and Tom as they discuss all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. We're all delighted (yes, absolutely delighted, honest) that it is another international break but it gives us time to have a look at our teams and work out any changes to be made. The team look back on last week's results and some of the standout performers who continue to shine as the weeks progress. The likes of Tammy Abraham, John McGinn and Ricardo Pereira are discussed as we look to find those bargain buys to go forward with. Of course, the football will eventually return though and there's some tough runs ahead - particularly for Crystal Palace that will want to make you take out every single Palace player in your squad. Fear not though! We're here to guide you through every step of the way...
7 Oct 2019
Premier League Weekly: The Title Race is Over! (Maybe)
The Sporting Life football team of Tom Carnduff, Paul Higham and George Pitts discuss all the latest Premier League action. The trio look back on the last round of fixtures which saw Liverpool move eight points clear at the top as Manchester City fell to a surprise defeat to Wolves. Manchester United continue to struggle and the pressure is mounting on Tottenham. Who has been the biggest surprise so far? What about the biggest disappointment? We also make our predictions as England's top-flight takes a couple of weeks off due to the international break.
1 hr 8 mins
7 Oct 2019
Championship Podcast: Isn't Football Brilliant?
Dom Newton-Collinge, Tom Carnduff and Sky Sports presenter David Prutton sit down to talk all things Sky Bet Championship. We look at the form of West Brom, Nottingham Forest and Preston North End with the trio all sitting high in the standings. With key incidents in Millwall v Leeds, Forest v Brentford and Fulham v Charlton at the weekend, would VAR be a welcome addition in England's second tier? At the other end, the Cowley's are starting to get results at Huddersfield while performances at Stoke haven't matched their points return. What next for Jonathan Woodgate and Middlesbrough? We look at all that and more as Dom also confesses his love for football as a whole.
1 hr 10 mins
4 Oct 2019
Weekend Best Bets - 5-6 October
Ben Coley steps in to host the Weekend Best Bets podcast, featuring racing analysis from Matt Brockelank and David Ord, George Pitts on the Premier League, and Chris Hammer’s thoughts ahead of the World Grand Prix darts.
4 Oct 2019
Sporting Life Snooker Podcast
Host Ben Coley and snooker expert Richard Mann return for the first episode of the new season. Up for discussion is the Ronnie v Judd rivalry, Shaun Murphy’s start, the English Open and more, while both reveal their wishlists for the upcoming months and best antepost bets.
2 Oct 2019
Racing Podcast - Arc de Triomphe Special
Enable bids for history in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp and on the latest episode we have all angles covered with guest appearances from Simon Holt, Fran Berry and our man in France Jason Kieley.
1 Oct 2019
Premier League Weekly: Fallen giants, fabulous Foxes and mad Magpies
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27 Sep 2019
Fantasy Football Podcast: Sterling start!
George Pitts, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back discussing all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. In this week's edition they discuss City's domination with points scorers, more top performers elsewhere in Gameweek 7, look at how our teams performed and discuss the disappointment of Raheem Sterling being left on the bench. They also look ahead to Game week 8, with Everton v Man City, Sheff Utd v Liverpool, Tottenham v Southampton and Chelsea v Brighton a few of the fixtures discussed, as well as Sunday's clash between Leicester and Newcastle and then Monday's big game between Man United and Arsenal. Who to pick this weekend? There are mentions for Callum Hudson-Odoi, after signing a new Chelsea contract, Tammy Abraham, Fikayo Tomori and players from Newcastle who are short of goals at the minute.
27 Sep 2019
Weekend Best Bets: 28-29 September
We hunt around the Sporting Life office to share our team's free tips for the weekend ahead, covering racing at Newmarket, Premier League football, the Rugby World Cup and the Russian GP. Running Order 0 mins - Racing - Newmarket preview 12mins - Rugby World Cup 16 mins - Football - Premier League & EFL ACCA 24 mins - F1 - Russian GP
25 Sep 2019
Racing Podcast: Newmarket Preview
Jazeel’s trainer Jedd O’Keeffe join us on the latest Sporting Life Racing Podcast as the team look ahead to a quality two-day meeting at Newmarket, featuring a stellar edition of the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes and the bet365 Cambridgeshire. There are some early suggestions for the bet365 Cambridgeshire, while we also reflect on last weekend’s feature action at Ayr and Newbury.
23 Sep 2019
Premier League Weekly: United Special
Football author and Manchester United expert Tom McDermott is our special guest as we analysis United's start to the season and debate if there really is a growing crisis at the club following the defeat to West Ham. We go in depth on the whole structure of the club from top to bottom to examine the problems and how United get back on top. And we examine Ole Gunnar Solskjær management style, as United legend Dennis Irwin gives us his view. We also review the rest of the weekend's Premier League results, including Marco Silva under pressure at Everton, VAR and record breaking Manchester City. Running Order: 0 mins: Manchester United in-depth 47: Manchester City hit 8 52 mins: VAR 59 mins: Everton
1 hr 10 mins
20 Sep 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 21-22 Sept
The Sporting Life team share their weekend best bets including racing, football, F1 and rugby union. Matt Brocklebank and David Ord preview the Ayr Gold Cup and Silver Cup, along with racing at Newbury and Newmarket George Pitts shares the football teams tips for Leicester against Tottenham, Manchester City at home to Watford and Sunday's clash between Chelsea and Liverpool. And we have our F1 insiders tups fo the Singapore Grand Prix. Running Order: 0 mins: Racing 12: Rugby World Cup 17 mins: Premier League & EFL 24: Formula One
19 Sep 2019
Fantasy Football: Should have picked Guilbert
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back discussing all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. After a week in which we were in no doubt that Manchester City players would all earn loads of points, we're left to reflect on the next-to-nothing tally they returned. For Billy, his selection of Aston Villa's Frédéric Guilbert proved to be the correct one and saved his weekend, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured over 50% of the points in Tom's team. Nicolas Otamendi may have gifted their third goal on Saturday, but it was still a decent weekend for the City centre-back and that left the bragging rights with Aidan. Who to pick for the next round of fixtures? We discuss the action on each day.
18 Sep 2019
Racing Podcast: Ayr preview
Pinatubo takes centre stage in this week’s Racing Podcast and we get the latest from Timeform’s Flat Editor David Johnson to see just how the juvenile’s stunning weekend performance matches up with two-year-old greats of the past. We also get Fran Berry’s thoughts and all the fallout from Irish Champions Weekend, while the team reflect on Doncaster’s St Leger Festival before looking ahead to Ayr’s Western Meeting this week.
17 Sep 2019
Championship Podcast: New beginnings & safe hands
David Prutton joins Tom Carnduff and Gareth Jones for our latest podcast as we review the new beginnings at Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday and predict how their new managers will do. League leaders Leeds are on the agenda, while we access Preston's chances of promotion after their good start to the season. We also ask what a good season would be for Middlesbrough And we pick our best Sky Bet Championship goalkeeper. Running Order 0 mins - Sheffield Wednesday 16 mins - Huddersfield 28 mins - Leeds 37 mins - Preston 47 mins - Middlesbrough 57 min - Best keeper
1 hr 9 mins
16 Sep 2019
Rugby World Cup Podcast: Preview
Host Gareth Jones is joined by England 2003 World Cup winner Dorian West and 2007 World Cup finalist Mark Cueto to preview the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Dorian and Mark share their memories and insight into what it takes to reach and then win the greatest prize of them all and how to cope away in camp for two months. We preview the chances of all four home nations and debate if anyone can topple New Zealand, plus highlight the players to star at the tournament. Warning: Occasional swearing
1 hr 13 mins
16 Sep 2019
Premier League Podcast: City shocked
Gareth, George and Tom review the weekend's Premier League action, as Champions Manchester City suffered a shock loss at Norwich. Which look at what it means fo the title race and how Norwich dismantled the City defence. We discuss how top six challengers Leicester and Wolves were put back in their places by Manchester United and Chelsea and how the Blues English youngsters are repaying the trust put in them. What debate what Watford could achieve moving forward and how an ownership change at Sheffield United could effect their season.
13 Sep 2019
Fantasy Football: The Overhaul is Ending!
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back discussing all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. The Overhaul is coming to an end, but just what does that mean? Well it means you have less than 24 hours to make those unlimited transfer, it means Tom is panicking about the state of his squad and has really gone for the definition of 'overhaul', it also means that Billy has brought in the cheapest player available in the game. Is that good? We don't know. Do you have a Watford player in your team? Do you know anyone who has a Watford player in their team? If so, why? Please let us know...
13 Sep 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: Sept 14-15
We preview the weekend's racing, football and boxing action in our latest episode. The Racing team have all eyes on the Doncaster St Ledger and also the Irish Champion Stakes, while extra best bets come from Chelmsford. The football team tackle the Premier League and EFL action, including Liverpool against Newcastle, Manchester United v Leicester and Fulham v WBA. Our boxing expert Chris Oliver looks at Tyson Fury against Otta Wallin. Running order: 0 mins: Racing 11 mins: Football 23mins: Boxing
11 Sep 2019
Racing Podcast: St Leger Festival
David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Ben Linfoot take a look at the final Classic of the season, Saturday’s William Hill St Leger and we are joined by legend Kieren Fallon! Matt has a 12/1 voucher on favourite Logician from his Ante-Post Angle preview. Is he brimming with confidence heading to Town Moor? The trio also look at Friday’s feature action from Doncaster while Fran Berry joins the team to preview the Longines Irish Champions Weekend and a plethora of Group One races at Leopardstown and the Curragh.
6 Sep 2019
Best Bets Podcast - September 7-8
The Sporting Life team are back to share their tips for the weekend ahead, covering football, racing, NFL and formula one.
5 Sep 2019
Fantasy Football: Overhaul Special!
The overhaul is here! Tom is delighted, Billy provides the stats and Aidan reflects on his team. The trio discuss some of those players to consider alongside the top performers so far. There's also the search for value in bringing in cheaper players who can provide the points. We look at every position on the pitch and help you out with those tricky selections...
4 Sep 2019
Racing Podcast: Sprint Cup
David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Fran Berry look ahead to Saturday’s Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock – where there are a couple of big-price fancies. There’s an ante-post bet for the Investec Oaks too plus reaction to all the recent news stories.
2 Sep 2019
Premier League Weekly Podcast: Derbies & dives
Gareth, Tom and George reflect on the weekend's action and major talking points, including the north London derby and whether Jack Grealish did dive or not. We ask whether Mane was right to kick off when subbed at Burnley and what went wrong for Chelsea as they blew a 2-0 lead to Sheffield United.
30 Aug 2019
Best Bets Podcast: August 31-1 Sept
The Sporting Life team are back to share their tips for the weekend ahead, covering football, racing, boxing and formula one. The racing team cover the Beverley Bullet and the Solario at Sandown. The football boys have their tips for the Premier League and EFL action, while our boxing expert Chris Oliver joins us to preview the Vasyl Lomachenko v Luke Campbell fight and the exciting undercard. And we look to Belgium for the latest F1 Grand Prix. 0 mins - Racing 10 mins - football 20 mins - boxing 31 mins - F1
29 Aug 2019
Fantasy Football Podcast: August 29th
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith are back discussing all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. The team look through the big performers from last week, those to consider for captaincy in the latest round of games and who to think about if you fancy making one or two transfers...
28 Aug 2019
Racing Podcast: Ebor Festival reflections
Former jockey Fran Berry joins Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebock to digest events at York's Ebor Festival and the £1m Sky Bet Ebor. Fran also previews Friday's quality Curragh card.
27 Aug 2019
Premier League Weekly Podcast: The Good, the Bad, the Arsenal
The team is back to reflect on the weekend's Premier League action and look ahead to the next round of fixtures. We debate how far in Arsenal's development they are and just how good or not they currently are. We preview the North London derby as both the Gunners and Tottenham are trying to bounce back from weekend defeats. We pick out our performances of the weekend, with Palace, Newcastle, Villa and Leicester all getting a shout and we discuss the attitude of Manchester United's Dan James.
27 Aug 2019
Championship Podcast: Sol Gamble?
A title that had nothing to do with David Prutton - Gareth, Tom and Prutts are back to run an eye over the Sky Bet Championship. We look at Huddersfield Town's search for a new boss and ask if Sol Campbell would be a gamble. Stoke - how long does Nathan Jones have left to turn things around why is it going so wrong? We also look on the postive side of the table, saluting the performances of Swansea, Forest, Charlton and Leeds and looking at why things are going so right for them. Timings: 0 mins - who is your club's Ben Stokes 5 mins - Stoke 17 mins - Huddersfield Town 35 mins - Charlton 46 mins - Forest 51 mins - Swansea 54 mins - Leeds
1 hr 1 min
23 Aug 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: August 24-25
We are once again in the heart of the Sporting Life office to share our best bets for the weekend. The racing team focus on the York Ebor Festival, providing their tips across the race card, but of course with a strong eye on the Sky Bet £1m Ebor. The football team have tips across the Premier League action, including Liverpool against Arsenal.
22 Aug 2019
Fantasy Football Podcast: August 23rd
We've made the one transfer this week, as Tom Carnduff and Billy Lumsden sit down to talk all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. We look at the best performers from the previous week, some transfers to consider and the potential captains for all three days of action this weekend.
20 Aug 2019
Racing Podcast: York Ebor Preview
Stationed at the winning post at York we are joined by a hat full of guests to preview the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival. Oli Bell and Ed Chamberlin, along with Fran Berry and Mark Howard, join David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Michael Shinner to preview each day's racing at the Festival and in particular the Sky Bet Ebor.
20 Aug 2019
Ashes Insight Podcast: Third Test Preview
Cricket expert Richard Mann and Gareth Jones preview the Third Ashes Test as England look to level the series. We react to the news that Steve Smith has been ruled out of the Headingley Test with concussion and how England could switch their batting line up. Yorkshire and former England batsman Gary Ballance and Adam Lyth provide an insight into the type of wicket Headingley will produce.
19 Aug 2019
Premier League Podcast: VAR & Chelsea's tactics
Gareth Jones, George Pitts and Tom Carnduff reflect on the weekend's Premier League action, as well as an early preview of the next round of matches. We discuss another week of VAR's major influence and the problem of diving; Chelsea's tactics under Frank Lampard; Arsenal's new star; and Sheffield United's win over Crystal Palace. We preview Liverpool against Arsenal next Saturday too.
16 Aug 2019
Weekend Best Bets: August 17-18
The Sporting Life team tackle the weekend's sporting action with their free tips. The racing team cover the Great St Wilfrid at Ripon, plus cards at Newmarket and Newbury. The football team look at the Premier League action for both Saturday and Sunday, including Manchester City v Spurs and an interesting first scorer market.
15 Aug 2019
Fantasy Football Podcast: August 15th
Tom Carnduff, Billy Lumsden and Aidan Smith chat all things Sky Sports Fantasy Football. They look at the big points getters from last week, the surprise packages and those to consider for the upcoming round of fixtures. The team will be with you every Thursday.
15 Aug 2019
SportingLife Podcast - Road To Ebor Part 2
Trainer Tom Hogan joins David Ord, Oli Bell, Fran Berry, Michael Shinners and William Derby on the banks of Lough Derg. They talk all things Gordon Lord Byron plus pick out the highlights from a visit to Ballydoyle on the second and final day of our trip to Ireland.
13 Aug 2019
Racing Podcast - Road to Ebor
Just over a week to the start of the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival and our racing team have visited three of the leading yards in Ireland. Hear the thoughts of Oli Bell, Fran Berry, David and Michael Shinners – plus York Clerk of the Course William Derby after they interview Dermot Weld, Ger Lyons and Willie Mullins. Two of the quintet have to leave early for a dinner date with Coolmore. You won’t be surprised by which pair…
12 Aug 2019
Championship Podcast: Sam Winnall's debut
Sheffield Wednesday's Sam Winnall is our new signing for our Sky Bet Championship Podcast as he helps us discusses all the key news and results from the second tier. With host Gareth Jones and EFL expert Tom Carduff, Sam gives an insight into what transfer deadline day is really like for a player; views on Wayne Rooney's move to Derby; and how Stoke play under Nathan Jones. We get into Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton's strong starts and debate how new boys Barnsley will go.
12 Aug 2019
Premier League Podcast: Opening weekend review
Our new weekly Premier League Podcast is with you every Monday as we debate the big results, talking points and news from the weekend's matches. This week we focus on Manchester v Chelsea; Man City and Liverpool's performances and VAR. We select our team of the weekend and who has one to forget.
9 Aug 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 10-11 August
The Sporting team get their heads together to provide their free best bets for the weekend's sporting action, including racing, football and cricket. The racing team look ahead to the Shergar Cup at Ascot, which provides some interesting tips, plus action at Newmarket and Haydock. The football team are excited for the start of the Premier League, with their outright tips, including top scorer and their best bets of the opening weekend matches, plus the best tips from the EFL and our ACCA. And the T20 Blast is in focus too with our cricket expert Richard Mann. Running Order: 0mins: Racing 12mins: Cricket 14mins: Football
7 Aug 2019
Racing Podcast - Goodwood 2019 Review
David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Richard Mann reflect on the action from the Qatar Goodwood Festival and talk all things Stradivarius, Deirdre, Pinatubo and much more. There’s a discussion on the flat jockeys’ title race as Oisin Murphy and Danny Tudhope do battle plus a look ahead to Friday’s Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh. The trio also take an early look ahead to the Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival and have a tip each for the £1million Sky Bet Ebor.
5 Aug 2019
Premier League Podcast: Season Preview
The Sporting Life team preview the new Premier League season. Gareth Jones, Paul Higham and George Pitts debate who will win the league; the big six and which clubs could break into that top six. We look at how the three promoted teams could do and ask which sides could be sucked into a relegation battle. A new episode of our new Premier League Podcast will be out every Monday, so subscribe for FREE now Running Order 0 mins: Title Race - Manchester City & Liverpool 14 mins: The big six - Spurs, Chelsea, Man Utd & Arsenal 41 mins: Best of the rest: Everton & Leicester 49 mins: The promoted clubs: Norwich, Sheffield Utd & Aston Villa 57mins: Who could be sucked into a relegation battle: Palace, Brighton & Newcastle
1 hr 5 mins
2 Aug 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 3-4 August
The Sporting Life team provide their free best bets for the weekend covering racing and football. The racing team reflect on Glorious Goodwood and debate the victor of the Stewards Cup. Our EFL expert Tom Carduff highlights his outright winners for the Sky Bet EFL Championship, League One and League Two, and also looks for value in the opening weekend games. Running Order 0 Mins: Racing 10 mins: Football
1 Aug 2019
Ashes Series Podcast: With Lyth & Ballance
We are previewing the Ashes series between England and Australia from the Third Test venue Headingley. 2015 Ashes winners Adam Lyth and Gary Ballance join Richard Mann and Gareth Jones to provide an insight into what it takes to win an Ashes series and their views on the 2019 key battles.
1 Aug 2019
Goodwood Thursday Podcast
It's day three of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Ed Chamberlin joins David Ord and Michael Shinners to look ahead to the Qatar Nassau Stakes and the other Group race action on the card. They look back too on Too Darn Hot's Qatar Sussex Stakes, a race that left one of the trio somewhat cold.
31 Jul 2019
Championship Podcast: 2019/20 season preview
Gareth Jones and Tom Carnduff are joined by former Forest, Wednesday and Leeds and now Sky Sports EFL presenter David Prutton for the return of our Sky Bet Championship Podcast. In the first of the new season's series we preview the new campaign as we discuss the key talking points and pick our promotion and relegation clubs. Key Timings 0 mins : The Relegated teams - Fulham, Huddersfield, Cardiff 17 mins: Last season's nearly teams - Leeds, Derby, WBA 38 mins: Promotion Candidates - including Stoke, Brentford, Bristol City, QPR 55 mins: The Relegation battle - including Reading, Millwall, Charlton, Hull, Birmingham, Wigan 1:18 mins: Dark horses, top scorer, pressured teams, break out star
1 hr 13 mins
31 Jul 2019
Goodwood Podcast - Day 2
Racing from an lbw decision against the Lord Taverners XI at Goodwood House last night, Ed Chamberlin joins David Ord and Michael Shinners to preview day two of the Qatar Goodwood Festival. Check out their thought on Too Darn Hot returning to a mile for the Qatar Sussex Stakes while they reflect on an opening day when Stradivarius and Pinatubo took centre stage.
30 Jul 2019
Goodwood Day One Podcast
Dave Ord is joined by Ed Chamberlin and Michael Shinners live from trackside on day one of Glorious Goodwood for previews and tips and more!
19 Jul 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: July 20-21
The Sporting Life team are back with their weekend best bets and free tips. Check out all our weekend previews and more best bets at www.sportinglife.com
17 Jul 2019
Qatar Goodwood Festival Preview
Mike Vince, Dave Ord and Matt Brocklebank look ahead to the Qatar Goodwood Festival following a visit to Johnston Racing in Middleham. Mike also chats to trainer Mark Johnston who promises to take a strong team to the Goodwood Festival as he bids to be crowned Champion Trainer at the five day meeting for the 13th time. There's also an interview with Ed Arkell, the Clerk of the Course. Goodwood have issued an upbeat report on track conditions with just less than a fortnight to the start of the Qatar Festival when some 500 runners will charge across the Sussex Downs over 5 days. It's a unique week for horse and public, with Group 1 races the highlight on the first three days.
12 Jul 2019
Super Saturday Racing Podcast
Ben Linfoot is joined by Fran Berry and Michael Shinners to reflect on day two of the July Festival and talk all things Super Saturday.
12 Jul 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: July 13-14
The Sporting Life team are back with their weekend best bets and free tips. Check out all our weekend previews and more best bets at www.sportinglife.com
10 Jul 2019
Racing Podcast: July Festival Preview
The Sporting Life racing team have a range of topics covered in this week's podcast. Commentator Simon Holt joins us to relive the career of John McCririck. David Ord and Ben Linfoot preview the July Festival at Newmarket and run through the initial Sky Bet Ebor entries, which were released on Thursday.
5 Jul 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: July 6-7
The Sporting Life team are back with their weekend best bets and free tips. We cover racing with the Coral Eclipse and race cards at Haydock and Carlisle. We look at the latest odds to win the Cricket World Cup and find a goal scoring best bet for the Women's World Cup Final. We have a tip for a shock in this weekend's Super League relegation battle and have the latest view from Wimbledon. Check out all our weekend previews and more best bets at www.sportinglife.com
3 Jul 2019
Racing Podcast: Eclipse preview
David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Michael Shinners look ahead to Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse at Sandown and the return of Enable. They reflect on last week’s drama at the Curragh and discuss some of the burning issues in the bookmaking and racing worlds.
21 Jun 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: June 22-23
The Sporting Life team preview the weekend's sporting action, providing their best bets, with a focus on Royal Ascot and Formula One.
19 Jun 2019
Racing Podcast - Royal Ascot Preview
David Ord is joined by Ben Linfoot and Richard Mann to preview the feature action for the rest of the week at the great meeting. The Value Bet is pouring through the formbook and the markets to find the best bets – get his latest thoughts while are the team for or against the likes of Stradivarius, Ten Sovereigns and Hermosa?
14 Jun 2019
Racing Podcast: York, Ascot and Best Bets
The Sporting Life Racing team are joined by Oli Bell and Sky Bet's Michael Shinners to look ahead to this weekend's action at York, pick out their best bets and preview Royal Aszcot.
10 Jun 2019
Not Another Golf Podcast - #6 – US Open
Alex and Ben reflect on a spectacular weekend for Irish golf before turning their attentions to the US Open, with European Tour pro Matt Southgate on the line to offer his insight.
7 Jun 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast - 8th-9th June
Our weekend best bets podcast takes you through the best racing and darts punting opportunities this weekend.
6 Jun 2019
Racing Podcast: Royal Appointments
Dave Ord is joined by Ben Linfoot, Richard Mann and Michael Shinners to reflect on Epsom, where they each nominate an eyecatcher for Royal Ascot and there’s some early betting advice for the Royal meeting as well.
1 Jun 2019
The Investec Epsom Derby Festival 2019 Podcast - Saturday Preview
Epsom Saturday preview featuring Ed Chamberlin, Fran Berry, Michael Shinners and David Ord – hosted by Mike Vince.
31 May 2019
Tottenham Vs. Liverpool - Champions League Special
The Sporting Life team look aheads to this weekend's Champions League Final, an all Premier League affair as Tottenham Hotspur take on Liverpool in Madrid...
31 May 2019
The Investec Epsom Derby Festival 2019 Podcast - Friday Preview
Epsom Friday preview featuring Ed Chamberlin, Fran Berry, Michael Shinners and David Ord – hosted by Mike Vince.
24 May 2019
Championship Podcast: Play-Off Final Preview
Gareth Jones, Tom Carnduff and George Pitts are at Wembley to preview the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final, as Aston Villa and Derby County fight for the Premier League. The team are joined by Villa legend Lee Hendrie and the former Derby, Villa and England striker Darren Bent to share their views on the showpiece event
1 hr 2 mins
24 May 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: 25-26 May
The Sporting Life team get their teeth into the Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Finals; racing's Irish Guineas and Haydock's racecard, and the Monaco Grand Prix as they provide their weekend best bets. Running order 1 min - Football - Sky Bet EFL Play-Off Finals 15 mins - Racing 22 mins - F1 - Monaco Grand Prix
21 May 2019
Darts Podcast - Premier League Darts Finals night preview
The climax of the Premier League Darts season is almost upon us so our tungsten experts Chris Hammer and Paul Higham join this edition's host Ben Coley to preview Thursday night's action at the O2. We also look back on our highlights and lowlights of the season so far while Chris interviews Daryl Gurney at the precise moment he learned his play-off qualification in Leeds last Thursday plus there's also some quickfire-ish questions for Rob Cross. As always we have some best bets to consider as we try to predict who will reach the final and ultimately lift the prestigious trophy. Show running order: 0 - 11mins: Scene setter of Premier League Finals Night, a review of Chris' strange trip to Leeds plus our highlights and lowlights of the season so far (featuring a chase from a hoover!). 11-18 mins: Interview with Daryl Gurney 18-27 mins: Michael van Gerwen v Daryl Gurney semi-final preview & best bets 28-32 mins: Interview with Rob Cross 32-39 mins: Rob Cross v James Wade semi-fina…
17 May 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast - May 18
Our weekend best bets podcast takes you through the best racing and football punting opportunities on Saturday. First, David Ord joins Ben Coley to preview the Lockinge at Newbury, before Tom Carnduff and George Pitts highlight their FA Cup final fancies.
8 May 2019
Not Another Golf Podcast: By the Hillside
Ben and Alex are back to preview both the British Masters, hosted by Tommy Fleetwood, and the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship. Alex is at Hillside Golf Club, speaking with Course Manager Chris Williams, who shares the remarkable story of how the course stepped in to save the Masters. Ben chats with Andy Johnson of the Fried Egg in the build up the Texas tournament.
7 May 2019
Snooker Podcast: World Championship Review & Season Awards
Our snooker expert Richard Mann, who tipped John Higgins to make the Final, reviews with World Championship, highlighting the key moments, best stories and what sparked Judd Trump's remarkable final performance. We also reflect on the entire season, as we give out our Awards for Player of the Season; Moment of the Season; and Breakthrough, while looking ahead to what we can expect in 2019/2020.
7 May 2019
Championship Podcast: Season Review & Play-Off Preview
Gareth, Noel, Tom and Dom have an extended Sky Bet Championship Podcast as they review the season and look ahead to the two intriguing play-off semi-finals. We dish out our Season Awards, including Top 3 managers (but only one allowed from top 6 teams); Biggest failure; Surprise package; and Bielsa moment of the season. Then we get out teeth into the play-offs, previewing Leeds United v Derby and West Brom v Aston Villa. 0 mins: How the season will be remembered 8 mins: Mark Warburton to QPR 21 mins: Season Awards 60 mins: Play-off Preview
1 hr 31 mins
3 May 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: May 4-5
The Sporting Life team provide their best bets for the weekend, covering the 2000 Guineas, the Premier League, the final games of the EFL regular season and golf's China Open. 0 mins: Racing 10 mins: Football 22 mins: Golf
2 May 2019
Racing Podcast: Guineas Preview
Courtesy of the QIPCO British Champions Series, leading jockeys Tom Marquand and James Doyle join David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Michael Shinners to preview a Classic weekend at Newmarket. Check out their views on the QIPCO 1000 and 2000 Guineas while there’s also a tribute to Ruby Walsh and an impromptu National Hunt awards ceremony too.
30 Apr 2019
Championship Podcast: Promotions & Fair Play
Gareth, Noel, Tom and Dom are back to reflect on a defining weekend in the Championship as Norwich and Sheffield United were promoted and Rotherham relegated. The boys analyse the Blades success and the key elements that saw them see off Leeds' challenge and why Rotherham couldn't beat the drop. They debate the mayhem at Elland Road and the issue of Fair Play as Leeds United and Aston Villa clashed. And ask if Bolton's players were right to strike. Running Order: 1 min: Norwich's wonderful season 12 mins: Sheffield United promotion & the wonder of wilder 33mins: Fair Play - Leeds v Aston Villa 47 mins - Who will take the last play off spot? 50 mins: Rotherham Relegation 56 min: Bolton on strike
1 hr 4 mins
23 Apr 2019
Not Another Gold Podcast: #3 – Up for the Challenge
Alex Perry takes a week off as Ben Coley spends time with Chris Hanson ahead of the start of the Challenge Tour season. The Huddersfield pro talks about what lies ahead and also reflects on some of golf’s biggest talking points so far in 2019.
23 Apr 2019
World Championship Podcast: O'Sullivan Shocked
Sporting Life's snooker expert Richard Mann and Ben Coley discuss the biggest shock in the game's history as amateur James Cahill defeats five time champion Ronnie O'Sullivan. They also discuss how this will change the rest of the tournament.
17 Apr 2019
This Cricket Life Podcast: Episode One
Welcome to a brand new podcast from Sporting Life - This Cricket Life. In partnership with Yorkshire County Cricket Club we visit Headingley and are joined by batting coach and former Essex Head Coach Paul Grayson and ex Warwickshire spin bowler Josh Poysden. We discuss the County Championship start, the performances of the batsman so far, early Ashes contenders, Australia's World Cup squad and share our Top Three Bowlers of all time.
1 hr 1 min
15 Apr 2019
Championship Podcast: Andrew Hughes Special
Former Norwich, Leeds and Reading player and Bolton, Palace and Huddersfield coach Andrew Hughes joins Gareth Jones and Noel Whelan. Andrew runs the rules over his former clubs; gives his view on the promotion and relegation battle and gives an insight into what it takes to be promoted - both automatically and via the play-offs. Running Order 1 mins - Change in coaching methods in Championship 5 mins - Promotion race 37 mins - What it takes to win promotion 46 mins - Relegation battle - Rotherham, Wigan, Millwall, Reading 55 mins - Bolton and Phil Parkinson
1 hr 3 mins
12 Apr 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: April 13-14
The Sporting Life team get their teeth into the Scottish Grand National and Classic Trials at Newbury as they provide their tips for each. We tackle the key Premier League games and discuss our tips for Chinese Grand Prix and cricket's IPL. 0 mins - Racing: Scottish Grand National & Newbury 11 mins - Football: Premier League Saturday & Sunday matches 24 mins - F1 Chinese Grand Prix 26 mins - Cricket: IPL
12 Apr 2019
Racing Podcast: Scottish Grand National & Newbury
It’s a fascinating weekend of racing action and David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Michael Shinners and preview the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr plus all the feature action from Newbury’s Flat meeting. There are tips too for the QIPCO 1000 and 2000 Guineas as the preparations for the Classic season begin in earnest.
9 Apr 2019
Darts Podcast #5 - ft. James Wade
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8 Apr 2019
Not Another Golf Podcast: Masters Preview
Episode two of Not Another Golf Podcast is a Masters special, as hosts Alex and Ben look ahead to the action at Augusta. They’re joined by the best stats man in golf, Justin Ray, who reveals some of the tournament’s hidden secrets, before journalist Phil Casey tells us what it’s like to play one of the most iconic courses in the sport.
1 hr 9 mins
5 Apr 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: April 6-7
The Sporting Life team share their best bets for the Weekend of April 6-7. We feature our tips for the Grand National at Aintree; Saturday's Premier League and EFL bets; and the weekend IPL matches and who will win the County Championship. 0 mins - Racing - Grand National 11 mins - Football - Premier League & EFL 22 mins - Cricket - IPL & Count Championship
5 Apr 2019
Grand National Connections' view
We speak with the trainers, owners and jockey's hopeful of winning Saturday's Grand National. From Aintree we chat with Sue Smith, Lucinda Russell, Daryl Jacob, Paul Nicholls, Jonjo O’Neill, Robbie Power, JJ Slevin and Jamie Codd
3 Apr 2019
Grand National 2019 Podcast
Grand National winning jockey Daryl Jacob joins the Sporting Life team to preview Saturday's Grand National. ITV's Ed Chamberlin and Oli Bell are also with David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Michael Shinners.
1 Apr 2019
Championship Podcast: McClaren Sacked
Gareth, Tom, Dom and Noel are back to run the rule over the latest developments in the Sky Bet Championship. We react to Steve McClaren's QPR exit; the drama of the automatic promotion race; Derby and Villa's good form; Championship players for England and Huddersfield's return to the division. Running Order: 0 mins - Sheffield United & Leeds United - battle for second 12 mins - Middlesbrough's slump 25 mins - Derby making a statement 35 mins - Villa's players for England 45 mins - QPR sack Steve McClaren 52 mins - Huddersfield's return to the Championship
1 hr 1 min
29 Mar 2019
Weekend Best Bets 30-31st March
The Sporting Life team are back to offer their best tips for the sporting weekend ahead.
27 Mar 2019
Racing Podcast - Flat Is Back
David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebank are in dual-purpose mode as they head behind the microphones for this week’s Racing Podcast. They preview the Unibet Lincoln at Doncaster before switching codes for all the latest news ahead of the Randox Health Grand National. Then it’s back to the Flat to discuss the news angles coming out of some of the major yards this week.
25 Mar 2019
Snooker Podcast - State of Play
Richard Mann and Ben Coley reflect on the big talking points from the recent snooker action, including Ronnie O'Sullivan's victory at the Tour Championship over the weekend. Neil Robertson and Judd Trump earn high praise for their strong recent form while Mark Selby and Kyren Wilson come under the microscope with the China Open getting underway in less than a week. Richard and Ben also discuss in the upcoming World Snooker Championship and O'Sullivan's quest for a sixth Crucible title while last year's runner-up John Higgins and Ryan Day are nominated as potential value plays as Sheffield betting strategies are discussed.
20 Mar 2019
Not Another Golf Podcast - #1 Pepp Talk
Ben Coley of Sporting Life and Alex Perry of National Club Golfer bring you Not Another Golf Podcast. They’ll be previewing all the biggest and best events in the sport plus bringing you exclusive interviews – starting with two-time European Tour winner, Eddie Pepperell.
1 hr 3 mins
19 Mar 2019
Darts Podcast #4 - ft. Rob Cross
Our darting duo Chris Hammer and Paul Higham join host Dom to look back at recent events on the PDC Tour while there's also an interview with Rob Cross about 13-year-old prodigy Leighton Bennett plus predictions for Thursday’s Premier League action. Showing Timings 0 - 10mins: Review of weekend action plus debate on the difference of playing in a leisure centre compared to the big stage, and how some players are more adaptable than others 10-15 mins: Rob Cross interview about Leighton Bennett and the changing landscape of darts 15-22 mins: Would you get your kids into darts, where the sport is heading and a couple of loosely related anecdotes. 22mins to the end: Premier League darts predictions and accumulators. Follow the team on Twitter at... Chris Hammer - @ChrisHammer180 Paul Higham - @SportsPaulH Dom - @newcol
15 Mar 2019
Cheltenham Festival Podcast: Gold Cup Day
The team get together one final time to review the Gold Cup on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival and look back at a wonderful four day's of racing.
15 Mar 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: March 16-17
The Sporting Life team are back to offer their best tips for the sporting weekend ahead. We cover racing at Kempton and Uttoxeter; Saturday's Premier League and three FA Cup games; and the final round of Six Nations' matches. Running Order 0 min - Racing 8 mins - Football 20 mins - Six Nations
14 Mar 2019
Cheltenham Festival Podcast: Day Three
An historic day at Cheltenham as Bryony Frost wins the Ryanair Chase on Frodon, while Paisley Park recorded a fairytale success in the Stayers' Hurdle. Our team review another fantastic day of racing and look ahead to Gold Cup day on Friday
13 Mar 2019
Cheltenham Festival Podcast: Day Two Review
It’s been a historic day at Cheltenham, Altior matching Big Buck’s’ record of 18 consecutive wins over jumps and Tiger Roll registering a fourth Festival success. There was a thrilling RSA Chase with three exciting prospects fighting out the finish and David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Ben Linfoot reflect on the drama and have a best bet apiece for Thursday.
12 Mar 2019
Cheltenham Festival Podcast: Day One
David Ord, Matthew Brocklebank and Ben Linfoot review a dramatic day one of the Cheltenham Festival and keep their fingers cross the weather does not postpone day two. Get all the information with us.
11 Mar 2019
Cheltenham Festival Daily Podcast: Preview
It’s our first racing podcast of the biggest week on the racing calendar and Ben Linfoot, Matt Brocklebank and David Ord have their best bets for the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival. There are differences of opinion aplenty although there’s some agreement over the likely winner of the Racing Post Arkle and Matt’s hoping it’s a good afternoon for a jockey called Keith.
11 Mar 2019
PLAYERS Championship Golf Podcast
Join Ben Coley for the latest Sporting Life Golf Podcast, as we preview the PLAYERS Championship and the Kenya Open. Ben chats to Willy Wilcox, who made a PLAYERS hole-in-one in 2015, before chatting to Chris Lloyd, a golfer who has helped charity Glad’s House and their extraordinary work in Kenya. Finally, there’s a preview of the PLAYERS as we discuss some of the key contenders. For more about Glad’s House and how you can help, head to gladshouse.com To watch ‘From Streets to Greens’, click here
11 Mar 2019
Championship Podcast: Less is Moore
We tackle the most controversial weekend of the Sky Bet Championship season as we reflect of the attack on Jack Grealish and the punishment Birmingham should face and debate whether WBA were right or not to sack boss Darren Moore. We have a Cheltenham Special as we find out which horses are like Championship clubs. And with the race for the play-offs and fight to stay up more confusing than ever we try and sort out who will achieve their goals. Running Order 1 min - Fan attack on Jack Grealish 19 mins - WBA sack Darren Moore 37 mins - Cheltenham Special - horses as Championship clubs 45mins - Play-off races and fight to stay up
8 Mar 2019
Best Bets Podcast: March 9-10
We get into the Sporting Life office to get the team's best tips for the sporting weekend including the Imperial Cup at Sandown; the Premier League and EFL big games, the Six Nations, and Qatar Masters golf Running order 1 min - Racing 9 mins - football 22 mins - rugby 27 mins - Qatar Masters
4 Mar 2019
Darts Podcast #3 - ft. Gerwyn Price
Basking in the glory of a 125/1 winning tip, our Chris Hammer looks back on a thrilling UK Open with fellow darts expert Paul Higham and host Dom while there's also an interview with Gerwyn Price and predictions for Thursday’s Premier League action. Showing Timings 0 - 5.30 Chris Hammer's 125/1 winning tip Nathan Aspinall, looking for value in darts 5.30 - 7.30 Rising standards in darts and fearless rising stars 7.30 - 11 What next for Nathan Aspinall and Rob Cross - plus that 'giving up' gesture in the final. 11.20 - 17.00 More UK Open analysis and players who struggle to win majors 17.40 - 21.30 Is Gerwyn Price the best player right now and how he's turning the crowd round. 21.30 - 24.26 Michael Smith overcoming his pain and surgery to shine in Minehead 24.30 - 30.00 Gerwyn Price quickfire questions and answers 31 - 46 Premier League match-by-match predictions and best bets 46.30 Premier League accas Follow the team on Twitter at... Chris Hammer - @ChrisHammer180 Paul Hi…
28 Feb 2019
Racing Podcast - On The Road Again
Matt Brocklebank joins David Ord to discuss his latest adventures on the Road To Cheltenham and we hear from leading trainers Paul Nicholls, Colin Tizzard, Ben Pauling and Nigel Twiston-Davies. Simon Claisse updates us on the latest weather forecast and going predictions for the four great days – and there are best bets for the handicaps too.
25 Feb 2019
Championship Podcast: Relegation battle & best centre backs
Gareth Jones, Tom Carnduff and former pro Noel Whelan are back as they cast an eye over the latest developments in the Sky Bet Championship. We tackle the relegation battle as we debate who will go down and who will survive. Then we get into the best centre backs in the division, taking your views onboard too. Running Order 1 min - Relegation Battle 33 mins - the best centre backs 52 mins - Heroes and Villains
1 hr 2 mins
22 Feb 2019
Best Best Podcast: 23-24 February
The Sporting Life team share their best bet tips for the weekend and explaining their reasoning behind their choices, covering racing, football and the Six Nations. For more best bets visit sportinglife.com. Running Order 1 min - Horse Racing 11 mins - Football - Saturday & Sunday Premier League & Carabao Cup Final 26 mins - Rugby Union's Six Nation
19 Feb 2019
Sporting Life Darts Podcast #2 featuring James Wade, Rob Cross, Peter Wright and Barney
Sporting Life's darts expert Chris Hammer is joined by journalist and commentator Tom Beresford to discuss recent events on the PDC Tour as well as this week’s Premier League Darts action in Dublin, while we have star interviews with James Wade, Rob Cross, Peter Wright and Raymond van Barneveld. Sporting Life Darts Podcast #2 running order 1 mins - Weekend reflections including Glen Durrant & MVG 7 mins - James Wade interview (Click here to read the interview) 12 mins - Rob Cross interview 18 mins - Premier League predictions 21 mins - Peter Wright interview 35 mins- Raymond van Barneveld interview (Click here to read the interview) 37.20 mins - Premier League acca time!
15 Feb 2019
Best Bet Podcast: 16-17 February
The Sporting Life team get together to share their bests bets for the coming weekend covering Racing at Ascot, the EFL and FA Cup football action and both rugby codes. 1 mins - Racing 9 mins - football 19 mins - World Club Challenge 21 mins - Premiership Rugby Union
14 Feb 2019
Racing Podcast - Grand National Weights
Gordon Elliott, Patrick Mullins, Paul Nicholls, Jonjo O'Neill, Tony Martin, Warren Greatrex, Daryl Jacob and Fran Berry all feature on this week's Sporting Life Racing Podcast. We look ahead to the big weekend action, talk to the main protagonists as the weights for the Randox Health Grand National are unveiled and get the latest from Fran as he continues to recover from a horror fall at Wolverhampton last month.
11 Feb 2019
Championship Podcast: Comebacks; penalties & strikers
Noel, Gareth, Tom and Dom reflect on a weekend of late goals and dramatic comebacks and it's affect on the promotion race. The team pick their favourite Sky Bet Championship forward, debate what makes a good penalty and form the Tony Mowbray fan club. Running Order 0 mins: Aston Villa 3-3 Sheffield United 9 mins: Middlesbrough 1-1 Leeds United 17 mins: Tony Pulis & Marcelo Bielsa bromance 21 mins: Billy Sharp and our favourite Championship strikers 39 mins: Blackburn Awards and our new Tony Mowbray fan club 47 mins: The secret to a good penalty 59 mins: Weekly heroes and villains
1 hr 7 mins
8 Feb 2019
Weekend Best Bests Podcast: 9-10 February
The Sporting Team are back with their best tips for the weekend, covering Irish racing, football, cricket and rugby's Six Nations. 0 mins - Racing 7 mins - football - Premier League & EFL 17 mins - Rugby Union's Six Nations 21 mins - Cricket
6 Feb 2019
Premier League Darts preview podcast
Chris Hammer is joined by darts journalist and commentator Tom Beresford to preview the Premier League Darts season with some best bets while we have interviews with Raymond van Barneveld, Michael Smith and Gerwyn Price. 0-11.30: Premier League Format: Good or bad? 11.30: Who will win it, and player analysis 28.40: Relegation 32.00: Week One Fixtures 33.32: Raymond van Barneveld interview 41.42: Gerwyn Price interview 51.10: Michael Smith interview 58.40: Week One trebles
1 hr 4 mins
1 Feb 2019
Best Bets Podcast: February 2-3
Another action packed weekend ahead and the Sporting Life team has it all covered with our best bets covering racing, football and darts. Plus we are in the USA for NFL Super Bowl. 0 mins - Racing 8 mins - Football - Premier League & EFL 16 mins - Masters Darts 21 mins - NFL Super Bowl
31 Jan 2019
Dublin Racing Festival Podcast
David Ord is joined by Ben Linfoot, Matthew Brocklebank and Michael Shinners to look ahead to the Dublin Racing Festival. There’s a preview of the novice hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival and reaction to last weekend’s key action.
28 Jan 2019
Championship Podcast: Transfer Deadline week
Noel Whelan, Gareth Jones and Tom Carduff get their teeth into Norwich 2-2 Sheffield United; look at which teams outside the top six could make the play-offs; and debate the movement that could still happen in the final week of the Transfer Market. There's also heated debate on the subject of Ashley Cole to Derby and in our new weekend heroes and villains section -- Schedule 0mins - Norwich 2-2 Sheffield United 9 mins - Leeds v Norwich 15 mins - Rotherham's survival hopes 20 mins - Who from outside the top 6 will make the play offs 30 mins - Transfer Market - what movement will happen this week 42 mins - Ashley Cole to Derby 53 mins - Weekend heroes and villains
25 Jan 2019
Best Bets Podcast: 26-27 January
The Sporting Life team return to share their best bets for the weekend of January 26-27 covering football, racing and golf
24 Jan 2019
Racing Podcast - Going For Gold
The Sporting Life racing team of Dave Ord, Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebank are joined by Sky Bet’s Michel Shinners to discuss Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy’s Galmoy win, while reflecting on Altior and Cyrname before looking ahead to the weekend’s action – including the Sky Bet Chase.
22 Jan 2019
Snooker Podcast - 2019 Masters Reflections
Richard Mann and Ben Coley sit down to discuss Judd Trump’s landmark victory at the Dafabet Masters where he beat Ronnie O’Sullivan in a one-sided final on Sunday. O’Sullivan’s bid for a sixth world title at Sheffield in the spring comes under the microscope, as does world number one Mark Selby who is still to recapture the sort of form that shot him to the top of the world rankings. With a host of major tournaments still be come before Sheffield comes around, the likes of Kyren Wilson, Mark Allen and Ryan Day are also discussed while the Richard and Ben also ponder whether Chinese sensation Ding Junhui can build on a promising semi-finals finish in London and finally become champion of the world in a few months’ time.
18 Jan 2019
Weekend Best Bets - 1901
The Sporting Life team are back covering racing, football and NFL with their best bets for the weekend ahead. Running Order; 0-11mins - Racing 11-23 - Football 23-end - NFL
16 Jan 2019
Sporting Life Racing Podcast: Gold Up & Ryanair Chase
David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Michael Shinners of Sky Bet look ahead to the weekend’s racing and provide their early thoughts on the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup and Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
14 Jan 2019
Championship Podcast: Spy Gate & New Managers
What a incredible 7 days in the Sky Bet Championship, and the Sporting Life team get into it all, debating Spy Gate; manager changes at Stoke and Forest; the major weekend results, including WBA v Norwich and wins for Reading and Ipswich. Running Order 0-25 - Spy Gate & Leeds v Derby 26-36 WBA v Norwich & Harvey Barnes 37-47 Stoke's problems and Natan Jones 48-54 Forest Manager & Martin O'Neill 55-1.04 - Ipswich's busy January / Reading Gomes' first win / Sheffield United into second
1 hr 4 mins
11 Jan 2019
Best Bets Podcast: 12-13 January 2019
The Sporting Life team are back covering racing, football and tennis with their best bets for the weekend ahead. Running Order 0-8mins - Racing - Kempton and Warwick 8-19 - Football - Premier League & EFL 19-end - Tennis - Andy Murray & Australia Open
10 Jan 2019
Snooker - The Masters Preview ft. Neal Foulds
Ben Coley is joined by Richard Mann and Eurosport pundit Neal Foulds to preview the Dafabet Masters, where Ronnie O’Sullivan will start a strong favourite.
9 Jan 2019
Racing Podcast: Cheltenham state of play
The Sporting Life Racing team review the Christmas period and its affects in the build up to the Cheltenham Festival.
7 Jan 2019
Championship Podcast: Happy New Year
Gareth, Noel, Tom and Dom are back with Sporting Life's first Sky Bet Championship Podcast of 2019. We get together to review the Christmas period; Birmingham's potential points deduction; Bolton's financial plight; Steve Bruce's move to Sheffield Wednesday; and much more. Timings 0-30mins: The Top Six's Christmas 30-36: Steve Bruce at Wednesday 37-43: Player recruitment; gambling on promotion 44 -56: Birmingham potential 12 point deduction & FFP 57-1.03: Bolton's financial plight & Christian Doidge situation
1 hr 4 mins
4 Jan 2019
Weekend Best Bets Podcast: January 5-6
Welcome to our first Best Bets Podcast of 2019, as the Sporting Life team discuss their best tips for the sporting weekend ahead. Running Order 0mins - Racing 8mins - FA Cup football 18mins - Big Bask Cricket
21 Dec 2018
Weekend Best Bets: 22-23 December 2018
The Sporting Life team is back with their latest weekends best bets Podcast.
19 Dec 2018
Racing Podcast: Christmas Quiz
Join the Sporting Life team in their festive racing podcast and test your 2018 racing knowledge with their Christmas Quiz. Plus a chance to win racing tickets for a 2019 big meeting.
19 Dec 2018
Manchester United Manager Special Podcast
The Sporting Life team cast their eyes over events at Old Trafford as Jose Mourinho leaves and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer comes in. We discuss if this caretaker manager role is right for the club; the bigger problems ay Old Trafford and who will be the next full time manager, with full betting odds too
14 Dec 2018
Weekend Best Bets: 15-16 December 2018
The Sporting Life team is back with their latest weekends best bets Podcast. 1 min - Darts - World Championship 6mins - Football - Premier League Saturday tips & Liverpool v Man Utd 15 mins - Horse Racing - Cheltenham International Meeting 22 mins - NFL
13 Dec 2018
Predictions: Who Will Win Sports Personality of the Year 2018?
Ben Coley is joined by Dom Newton-Collinge and Chris Hammer to talk through the key contenders ahead of Sunday’s Sports Personality of the Year ceremony. Our team also touch upon the new World Star award and why the Greatest Moment shortlist might be missing the real highlight from Russia 2018. Key Show Timings 0:00 to 5.49: Introduction & new SPOTY format 5.50 to 14.20: Sports Moment of the Year nominees 14.21 to 16.05: Overseas Sports Personality of the Year 1610 onwards: Sports Personality of the Year potential 'nominees' 16.20 to 18.20: Harry Kane 18.21 to 21.26: Geraint Thomas 21.27 to 2245: Lewis Hamilton 22.46 to 27.34: Tyson Fury 27.35 to 32.34: Ronnie O'Sullivan 32.40 to 35.10: Dina Asher-Smith 36.11 to 41.40: Alastair Cook 41.41 to 44.50: Best bets and 1-2-3 predictions (Anthony Joshua makes a shock entry out of nowhere!) 44.51 to the end: Ones we missed!
11 Dec 2018
World Darts Championship Preview, Betting Tips & Interviews
Chris Hammer is joined by three-time World Champion John Part to preview the 2018 World Darts Championship. We also have exclusive interviews with star players Daryl Gurney, Joe Cullen and Paul Nicholson. Show timings: 0 to 3.11: Introduction 3.12 to 9.15: John and Chris on quarter one, including MVG, Barney & James Wade 9.16 to 11.25: Part on Barney’s retirement motivations 11.30 to 21.50: Interview with Daryl Gurney on his recent successes and MVG's 'beatability' 22.20 to 27.50: John and Chris on quarter two, including Gary Anderson & Daryl Gurney 27.53 – 41.35: Interview with Paul Nicholson on his comeback, punditry and the rise of women's darts 41.50 - 45.15: John and Chris finish quarter two, including Dave Chisnall 45.16 - 45.15: John and Chris on quarter three, including Rob Cross 51.50 – 58.20: Interview with Joe Cullen on his rising stock and Premier League potential 58.26 to 1:04.42: John and Chris on the fourth quarter, including Gerwyn Price, Peter Wright &…
1 hr 19 mins
11 Dec 2018
UK Snooker Championship Reflections
Richard Mann joins Ben Coley to reflect on Ronnie O’Sullivan’s record-breaking success in snooker’s UK Championship.
10 Dec 2018
Sky Bet EFL Championship Podcast: Festive Edition
Noel Whelan, Tom Carnduff and Gareth Jones debate the latest news and results from the Sky Bet EFL Championship. In the final episode of 2018 we discuss the players of the season so far and make our bold predictions for what could happen in 2019.
7 Dec 2018
Weekend Best Bets: 8-9 December 2018
Join the Sporting Life Team as we share our best tips for the weekend's sports action. 1 min - Racing 9 mins - Football 20 mins - Boxing
30 Nov 2018
Weekend Best Bets: December 1-2 2018
The Sporting Life team share their best bets of the weekend, including 1 min: Horse Racing - Ladbrokes Trophy & Fighting Fifth 9 mins: Football - Premier League & Sky Bet Championship 19 mins: Golf - Australia PGA & Mauritius Open 23 mins: Snooker - UK Championship For more betting previews visit sportinglife.com
28 Nov 2018
Racing Podcast - Fighting Talk
Ed Chamberlin and Oli Bell join our racing team to look back on an eventful Betfair Chase – and ahead to some mouthwatering action. There are strong views on Buveur D’Air, Samcro and the Ladbrokes Trophy and Ben Linfoot issues an impassioned plea to Harry Fry to alter running plans for one of his stable stars.
26 Nov 2018
UK Snooker Championship Preview Podcast
Professional David Grace joins our snooker expert Richard Mann and host Ben Coley as we preview the UK Championship in York.
23 Nov 2018
Weekend Best Bets: November 24-25 2018
The Sporting Life team highlight their best bets for the weekend across a range of sports 1 min - Racing 11 mins - Football, EFL and Premier League 26 mins - Rugby Union, Autumn Internationals
21 Nov 2018
Haydock and Ascot preview
Our racing team are joined by Paul Nicholls, Nicky Henderson, Anthony Honeyball, Tom Lacey, Tom Scudamore and Harry Cobden as they look ahead to Saturday’s Betfair Chase at Haydock, the feature action from Ascot and next week’s Ladbrokes Trophy at Newbury. There are tips too with Ben Linfoot sweet on a 16/1 chance at Haydock while Richard Mann is a the lone voice taking on Might Bite in the Betfair Chase.
16 Nov 2018
Weekend Best Bets: November 17-18 2018
The Sporting Life team highlight their best bets for the weekend across a range of sports 1min - Racing, including Cheltenham November Meeting 6mins - Football, including England v Croatia 15mins - Rugby Inion, Autumn Internationals 19mins - Darts, Grand Slam of Darts 21mins Golf, DP World Tour Championship
14 Nov 2018
Cheltenham November Meeting Preview
Michael Shinners and David Ord are with you, bringing you exclusive access from the Cheltenham Press Day. We speak with Nicky Henderson, and Jack Channon. Emma Lavelle discusses Javart and Clerk of Course Simon Claisse explains the changes they've made for the Meeting.
9 Nov 2018
Weekend Best Bets: November 10-11 2018
Ben Coley takes you around the Sporting Life office as we highlight our best bets for the weekend. 1 Min: Racing Tips, including Wincaton 12 mins: Football, including the Manchester derby For full best bets tips on Racing, Football, F1; Darts; Rugby Union & NFL head to sportinglife.com now.
7 Nov 2018
Racing Podcast: Midweek musings
David Ord and Ben Linfoot are on Sporting Life Racing Podcast duty this week as they discuss Samcro, the Breeders’ Cup, Cross Counter and much more. There’s a look ahead to the key weekend action too.
2 Nov 2018
Weekend Best Bets: November 3-4 2018
We get around the Sporting Life office as our tipsters provide their best bets for the weekend of 3-4 November 2018. Timings: 1min: Football - Premier League & EFL 8mins: Racing - Jumps & Breeders Cup 15mins: Darts - World Series of Darts Finals 17mins: NFL 20mins: Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals
31 Oct 2018
Breeders’ Cup Podcast
Steve Anderson of the Daily Racing Form joins Matt Brocklebank, Richard Mann and David Ord to preview this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup. We look at the pick of the European team, the main stars in the home defence and pick out the best bets for two star-studded nights of action at Churchill Downs.
29 Oct 2018
Jumps Preview Podcast
One Jump Ahead author and Racing UK pundit Mark Howard joins David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Michael Shinners to preview the new National Hunt season. They discuss all the major divisions, offering thoughts on the big players in each, as well as providing horses to follow, ante-post tips and much more.
25 Oct 2018
#27 - British Champions Day reflections
One Jump Ahead author and Racing UK pundit Mark Howard joins David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Michael Shinners to reflect on the action from QIPCO British Champions Day. Cracksman, Roaring Lion and Stradivarius all come under the microscope while the panel also preview the Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster and Cheltenham’s opening meeting of the season.
18 Oct 2018
#27 - British Champions Day Special
The team provide a race-by-race guide to QIPCO British Champions Day in the latest Racing Podcast. We're looking forward to the Group One-packed Ascot action as David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebank pick out their selections for Saturday. Will the old Cracksman turn up in the Champion Stakes? Is Lah Ti Dar vulnerable to the Aidan O'Brien masses in the British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes? We answer all the big punting posers in this week's edition.
11 Oct 2018
#26 - Dubai Future Champions Weekend
We reflect on last week’s Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and look ahead to the Dubai Future Champions Weekend at Newmarket. Our team of David Ord, Matt Brocklebank and Richard Mann are joined by Michael Shinners from Sky Bet as they dissect the key talking points from the action in ParisLongchamp and try to unravel another fiercely-competitive renewal of the Cesarewitch Stakes. The boys also take a look at an intriguing renewal of the Dewhurst Stakes as well as picking out their best bets for the weekend.
4 Oct 2018
#25 - Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Preview Podcast
Ben Linfoot is joined by fellow Sportinglife.com racing colleague Matt Brocklebank and Sky Bet’s Michael Shinners to reflect on the Cambridgeshire and look ahead to a stellar weekend on both sides of the English Channel as the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe takes centre stage.
27 Sep 2018
#24 - Newmarket Cambridgeshire Preview
David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Richard Mann previews the Newmarket Cambridgeshire, provide their best bets and discuss all the latest news from the industry.
25 Sep 2018
Ryder Cup: Billy Foster Special
A veteran of 13 Ryder Cups, caddie Billy Foster shares his amazing experience from the contest and gives his view on the 2018 clash in Paris, where he will be part of the team again. Billy discusses with our golf expert Ben Coley his views on Thomas Bjorn, Tigers Woods, Le Golf National Paris course, Rory McIlroy and much more.
21 Sep 2018
2018 Ryder Cup Special
We are at Moortown GC - the home of the 1929 Ryder Cup - as we preview the 2018 contest in Paris. We also have a Ryder Cup quiz for you to test your knowledge, as Ben Coley is joined by National Club Golfer's Alex Perry and Mark Townsend; and Phil Casey from the Press Association.
1 hr 2 mins
20 Sep 2018
#23 - Ayr Gold Cup Preview
The racing team return with their reflections on what looks the hottest two-year-old colts’ division in years, and a look ahead to the weekend’s feature action, including the Ayr Gold Cup.
12 Sep 2018
#22 - Ed Chamberlin in da house
Ed Chamberlin is in da house – or the studio – as our racing team look ahead to the final Classic of the season, the William Hill St Leger. There are reflections on the victories of Enable and The Tin Man last weekend, best bets for the rest of the week and much more, well Oli Bell on the phone.
6 Sep 2018
#21 - 32Red Sprint Cup Preview
Harry Angel is the red-hot favourite for Saturday's 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock and our preview podcast ahead of the big race features an interview with his trainer Clive Cox. There's also a look at Enable v Crystal Ocean at Kempton and bests bets for the weekend's racing.
28 Aug 2018
#20 - Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival Review
Our racing team reflect on the action from the four-day Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival. David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Matt Brocklebank talk all things Roaring Lion, Sea Of Class, Lah Ti Dar and more – as well as offering up bets for the St Leger, Cesarewitch and Arc. Fran Berry joins them on the line too to reflect on the highs of Thundering Blue’s great run in the Juddmonte International to the lows of a rounders defeat the hands of Ed Chamberlin’s ITV XI.
21 Aug 2018
#19 - Ebor Festival 2018 Preview
Broadcasting from the Finishing Post at York Racecourse we are joined by jockey Fran Berry and Oli Bell as we build up to the Ebor Festival and look at who could be the big winners.
6 Aug 2018
2018 US PGA Championship Preview
Ben Coley is joined by Paul Higham and Kit Alexander to preview the season’s final major and talk Ryder Cup in our latest golf podcast.
2 Aug 2018
#18 - Glorious Goodwood
Two huge betting races coming up at Glorious Goowood and the brains trust – well our racing team – look to crack at the Golden Mile and Stewards’ Cup. They combine to find big forecast and trifecta perms – they couldn’t do the double – surely?
26 Jul 2018
#17 - King George preview
Ed Chamberlin and Oli Bell join our triumphant racing team to talk all things Ascot, York and Strictly Come Dancing
20 Jul 2018
Fran Berry joins David Ord, Ben Linfoot and Michael Shinners to preview the Sky Bet Go Eacing In Yorkshire Summer Festival
19 Jul 2018
Blackpool Ahoy! 2018 World Matchplay Preview Special
Playing darts in tornados, sunbathing at the oche and 500/1 tips. Yes, you've guessed it, the Sporting Life Darts Podcast is back with John Part as we look ahead to the World Matchplay in Blackpool
10 Jul 2018
2018 Open Championship Preview
Ben Coley is joined by Kit Alexander and Paul Higham to preview the Open Championship, plus we’ve the inside track from Carnoustie’s Championship greenkeeper and some Open memories from a former teen prodigy…
1 hr 21 mins
5 Jul 2018
#16 - Eclipse preview and general ramblings
Need a break from the World Cup drama? Pour yourself a beer/pimms/G&T/tea - well any drink - and join our racing team as they amble through numerous topics. In there is an Eclipse preview, a look at celebrity birthdays, a journey through the racecourses of Yorkshire and Matt Brocklebank in a Gareth Southgate mask. Well you can't escape it completely.
4 Jul 2018
World Cup Podcast #2 - The Quarter Finals!
Following England's incredible round of 16 win over Colombia on penalties the entire nation has come down with World Cup fever! Join Sporting Life's Dom, George and Tom alongside Sky Bet's Sandro Di Michele as they fall head-over-heels in love with England, discuss the Three Lions chances of winning the tournament and look ahead to the weekend's quarter-final action!
28 Jun 2018
#15 - Royal Ascot Reflections
Oli Bell and Ed Chamberlin join the team to reflect on Royal Ascot and look ahead to the Irish Derby while Fran Berry runs us through his forthcoming rides. It's all very relaxed.
14 Jun 2018
#14 - Royal Ascot Podcast
Ed Chamberlin and Oli Bell join our racing team, to formulate a life-changing multiple bet for Royal Ascot - the accumulator pays over 3000/1.
11 Jun 2018
2018 US Open Preview
The US Open begins on Thursday and our team of experts are on hand to set the scene ahead of the long-awaited return to Shinnecock. Included in our podcast are the thoughts of Sporting Life golf expert Ben Coley, who speaks to Golf Channel’s Will Gray in a must-hear interview, while Kit Alexander and Paul Higham also provide their analysis and best bets. Hosted by Sporting Life's Dom Newton-Collinge.
31 May 2018
#13 - 2018 Derby Podcast
It's Investec Derby time and our regular team look ahead to the two Classics at Epsom and Ed Chamberlin, Oli Bell and Fran Berry.
24 May 2018
#12 - Saved By The Bell
Fran Berry was at the centre of the drama at Chepstow in midweek and he joins our racing team to discuss the incident and look ahead to some big rides in the coming days. Ed Chamberlin has an outsider he fancies for the Investec Derby and an unprofessional Oli Bell meets his contractual obligations by joining in for the last two minutes.
15 May 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast #15
It’s Oscar night for fans of the Sporting Life Darts Podcast as three-time world champion John Part dishes out a host of awards to celebrate a fascinating Premier League Darts season. Darth Maple also brings you his semi-final predictions for Thursday’s Play-Offs at the O2 – and reveals his pick for who he thinks will be lifting the trophy.
15 May 2018
#11 - Trials And Tribulations
The Chester May Meeting is over and on the eve of the York Dante Festival Fran Berry plus BAFTA winners Ed Chamberlin and Oli Bell join our racing team. They discuss the recent trials – what’s to come – and look at just where we stand ahead of the Investec Derby and Oaks.
9 May 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast #14
Who would win a three player mini-Super League? Bristol in his prime? Taylor inn his prime? Or MVG in his prime? We mull this over, plus Premier League predictions with John Part in the penultimate episode of the Sporting Life Darts Podcast in the Premier League season.
3 May 2018
#10 - 'Classic' Racing Podcast
Ed Chamberlin and Oli Bell join our team to look ahead to the QIPCO Guineas Festival at Newmarket and we have a Sporting Life first…all five pundits have the same selection for the QIPCO 2000 Guineas! There are value alternatives offered too from Matt Brocklebank, Ben Linfoot and David Ord while opinions do vary on Sunday’s QIPCO 1000 Guineas. Oli has some interesting gossip from Wednesday’s Guineas lunch at Newmarket where they didn’t’ serve the The Full House Burger that left Linfoot lethargic for the start of this episode.
30 Apr 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast #13
As the Premier League Darts season heads ever closer towards its conclusion, three-time world champion John Part discusses the state of play with our darts team as well as offering his predictions for Thursday’s games in Birmingham. Plus John also throws in some expert advice to improve your own game!
26 Apr 2018
#9 - 2017/2018 Jump Season Review
Oli Bell and Daryl Jacob join our racing team to reflect on the jumps season and look ahead to Sandown on Saturday. Daryl picks out some of the horses that have made 2017/18 so memorable for him as well as looking ahead to a mouthwatering Punchestown ride aboard Footpad. A clearly punch-drunk Oli Bell hands out his end of season awards - and calls out a legendary former rider plus a fellow sportinglife columnist as he looks to continue his boxing career. The rest of the team offer their highlights of the season, best bets for the weekend and are careful not to upset a clearly testosterone-fuelled Bell.
24 Apr 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast #12
The Sporting Life Darts Podcast is back after a one week break with me Dom and three-time world champion John Part – not to mention our very own darts expert Paul Higham who buckles into the flights of Chris Hammer, who is enjoying a well-earned holiday. We get Darth Maple’s predictions for Thursday’s Premier League matches in Manchester and look back at a memorable two nights in Rotterdam last week.
11 Apr 2018
#8 - Aintree Preview
Ed Chamberlin and Oli Bell join our racing team to preview the three days of the Randox Health Grand National Festival and Daryl Jacob takes us through a mouthwatering book of rides. There are best bets for Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the startling revelation that one of the guests is about to appear in front of camera with a broken nose (spoiler alert - it isn't Ed).
10 Apr 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast #11
We pay a special tribute to Eric Bristow in episode 11 of the Sporting Life Darts Podcast with three-time world champion John Part and Chris Hammer. Plus there's the usual Premier League predictions...
5 Apr 2018
#7 - Grand National Preview Podcast
Ed Chamberlin and Oli Bell join our regular racing team to look ahead to next Saturday’s Randox Health Grand National. Each pundit offers a 1-2-3-4-5 for the great race and using mathematic calculations that would have Rachel Riley reaching for a calculator produce the definitive Podcast selection for the Aintree showpiece. *Spoiler alert – a horse available at 100/1 features heavily
3 Apr 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast #10
The regular team of John Part, Chris and Dom look ahead to Week 10 of the 2018 Premier League Darts season. There's an update on the darts themed jockey silks too as we're joined by horse owner Michael Ryan who shares the story behind them!
29 Mar 2018
2018 Masters Preview Podcast
At last, the season’s first major championship is upon us and what an engrossing edition of the Masters it promises to be! Sporting Life trip Dom Newton-Collinge, Ben Coley and Paul Higham are joined by Golf World’s Kit Alexander and award-winning writer and broadcaster, Jason Sobel to look ahead to the much anticipated 2018 Masters.
26 Mar 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast #9
Darts predictions, 'Immunity Challenge practice drills, how cricket can't compare to darts and three sandwich funded horses darts fans MUST follow (?!) All this and more with our regular trip of Dom, Chris and three-time world champ John Part.
22 Mar 2018
#6 - Flat After Cheltenham
Our team reflect on the highs and lows of the Cheltenham Festival and then gallop headlong into the new Flat season at Doncaster with tips for the big weekend races. Oli Bell has two fancies for the Lincoln, Fran Berry has news of his Doncaster rides and Ed Chamberlin…prepares to get away for a quick holiday. There are horses to follow too from Matt Brocklebank, Richard Mann and Michael Shinners.
20 Mar 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast #8
More expert tips to imrove you own game as well as tips to make you some money this Thursday night! All courtesy of three-time World Champ John Part...
13 Mar 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast - #7
On this week’s show John Part talks about Gary Anderson's recent exploits, future world number ones, how you know if you have the talent to make it to the top and another round of Premier League Darts.
8 Mar 2018
#5 - Cheltenham Festival 2018 Preview
On the eve of the Cheltenham Festival our regular team look ahead to the four great days and provide their best bets. Daryl Jacob takes us through his big rides and reveals who he's chosen partner in the Sun Bets Stayers Hurdle.
5 Mar 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast - #6 & UK Open Review
John Part talks us through what was an unforgettable UK Open weekend on and off the oche for the stars and underdogs. We also get Darth Maple's Premier League Darts predictions...
27 Feb 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast - #5
John Part’s big UK Open return, anti-climax in Germany (?), poor player music selection, best entrances and another round of Premier League Darts predictions, including Darth Maple’s big treble.
20 Feb 2018
Premier League Darts Podcast - #4
Premier League Darts Podcast - #4 by Sporting Life
14 Feb 2018
#4 - Love, laughter and a punch in the face.