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Beyond The Pitch

By Phil Brown
BTP Media Network - Offering a fresh perspective on the World’s Beautiful Game. Hosted by Phil Brown and Callum McFadden.
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Oli Kay Special
One todays pod, Phil and Oli discuss the Newcastle takeover and what it will mean for English football going forward, they also ask if the ownership structure of Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal can adequately fund clubs as well taking a look at the future of OGS
October 18, 2021
United 2 Leicester 4 pod
In todays pod, Phil and Callum take a look back at the talking points from the weekend, they discuss what's going on inside the club and if Ole is in trouble,
October 18, 2021
Manchester United v Everton reaction pod
In this weeks BTP, Phil and Callum sit down to discuss Utd's disappointing 1-1 draw with Everton and all the talking points surrounding it.
October 4, 2021
Utd v Villarreal Podcast
Phil and Callum give their reaction to the dramatic 2-1 v Villarreal
September 29, 2021
Manchester United v West Ham Pod
On todays pod, Phil and Callum look back at Utd's disappointing Carabao cup game v West Ham 
September 23, 2021
Young Boys defeat reaction
On today's pod immediately after the disappointing 2-1 defeat at Young Boys, Phil is joined by Callum as they discuss the fallout as well as looking back Ronaldo's incredible debut 
September 14, 2021
Manchester United v Newcastle preview
In this weeks Pod, Phil and Callum discuss this weeks much anticipated return of Cristiano Ronaldo. The boys also discuss the potential fall out from the suspension of Fred, they talk about Greenwood, Varane, Sancho etc. Hope you enjoy it folks
September 8, 2021
Steve Bower joins Phil to talk Ronaldo, the Glazers and OGS
Today Phil is joined by former MUTV Commentator Steve Bower as they discuss what Cristiano Ronaldo was like as a young kid when he joined United.  Steve is also the only guy to interview the Glazers after their takeover at United, he talks about what things were like inside United before and after the takeover.  
September 3, 2021
Phil is Joined by the magnificent Nicole Deans formerly Unitedshestands
Phil is joined by the wonderful Nicole Deans from the United She Stands blog and from the excellent @realladiesinred channel.  We discuss Ronaldo, Wolves, the window and all other United news 
August 30, 2021
Utd v Southampton/Wolves podcast
In this weeks pod, Phil is joined by stand in Kyle Quinn as they discuss all the latest news and talking points surrounding Manchester United 
August 24, 2021
Man Utd v Leeds Season Opener
In today's weekly pod, Phil and Callum talk about this weeks Premier League opener v Leeds as well as discussing everything that's going in the transfer market and answering a number of your questions 
August 9, 2021
Danny Higginbotham on BTP
On todays pod, the fantastic Danny Higginbotham joined Phil to discuss why Utd wanted Sancho and Varane, what they will bring to the club and discusses what he thinks Utd will look like tactically this season
July 27, 2021
Grant Wahl talks about the health of US Soccer
Phil is joined by one of the most prominent journalists in the sport, Grant Wahl, as they take a look at the current health of US Soccer 
July 20, 2021
2nd Utd pod of the new season
In todays pod, Phil and Callum sat down to discuss all the latest news surrounding the club
July 20, 2021
Jonathan Johnson joins us to talk French Football
The fantastic Jonathon Johnson joins Phil to talk about the fall out of the Euros in France as well as discussing the futures of Mbappe, Varane, Camavinga etc 
July 14, 2021
First BTP United pod season 2021
Phil and Callum are back for their first pod of the season.  The boys give you the latest news on all the potential new signings as well as discussing other talking points surrounding the club
July 14, 2021
Europa League Final Review with Colm McGuigan
Today Phil is delighted to be joined by podcaster Colm McGuigan for the first time as the boys look back on the Europa League Final disappointment as well as looking ahead to what promises to be a very busy summer. 
May 27, 2021
Bruno Fernandes on BTP
The Portuguese genius stopped by to chat with us before tonights final
May 26, 2021
MUFC Roma Semi Final Pod
MUFC Roma Semi Final Pod
May 7, 2021
Former Manchester United and Newcastle winger Keith Gillespie on BTP
On todays pod, former United and Newcastle winger Keith Gillespie joins Phil to talk about his fantastic career and lets you know what happened behind the scenes during this journey
April 28, 2021
Manchester United latest news podcast
In this weeks episode we spend very little time talking about the Leeds game you'll be relieved to know but we do talk about all the things going on in and outside of the club.
April 27, 2021
Rodri Giggs Joins Phil on BTP
Today Phil was joined by Rodri Giggs, he doesn't hold back
April 26, 2021
Super League reaction and Ed Woodward resignation
Phil and Callum discuss the latest Super League madness and the stunning news regarding Ed Woodward resignation 
April 20, 2021
Utd 3-1 win v Spurs, Granada preview and big Cavani news
In this weeks pod, Phil and Callum discuss Utd's 3-1 win v Spurs at the weekend as well as discussing the Granada game and sone big Cavani news.  The boys also look read your questions  
April 14, 2021
Manchester United v Granada preview and much more
One todays pod, Phil and Callum discuss Uniteds 2-1 at the weekend v Brighton as well taking a look at the Granada game and discussing what Utd should do this summer in the market.  
April 7, 2021
Manchester United Weekly Podcast -Mental Health
Todays pod, Phil and callum open up with an extremely emotional segment on Mental Health, the boys also discuss the latest transfer news surrounding the club and answer the listeners questions.
March 30, 2021
Leicester 3 Man Utd 1 Podcast
In todays Pod, Phil and Callum look back at Utd's terrible performance v Leicester and discuss all the talking points as well as all the other news surrounding Utd
March 22, 2021
Manchester United 1 West Ham 0 podcast
in this weeks show, Phil and Callum discuss Utd's 1-0 over West Ham, they also take a look at the latest news surrounding the club such as the DOF, OGS new Contract and the Glazer share sale
March 15, 2021
Man City 0 Man Utd 2 podcast
In this weeks podcast, Phil and Callum discuss Utd's fantastic win v City, they also take a look ahead to the Milan game whilst taking a look at the Cavani situation amongst others
March 10, 2021
Manchester United 3 Newcastle 1 podcast
In this weeks show, Phil and Callum look back at the weekends win v Newcastle and all the talking points surrounding it.  They also take a look ahead to this summers transfer window with links to players becoming increasingly more frequent, the boys talk about what's realistic this summer. 
February 22, 2021
West Brom v Man Utd reaction and other news
Phil and Callum discuss the fall out from the weekends result as well as discussing the latest news regarding Manchester United
February 16, 2021
Mufc v Everton and West Ham Pod
In this weeks pod, Phil and Callum discuss the weekends game v Everton as well as the FA Cup game v West Ham
February 9, 2021
Arsenal v Man Utd pod reaction plus other related United news
In this weeks pod, Phil and Callum discuss Utd's frustrating 0-0 draw with Arsenal, they highlight the main talking points and ask why Utd;s frontline has stopped firing. 
February 2, 2021
Man Utd 3 Liverpool 2 Pod
Phil and Callum are back as they discuss Utd's brilliant 3-2 win at Old Trafford over Liverpool as well as all the other news surrounding United.
January 25, 2021
Manchester United v Fulham pod
Phil and Callum from @footballcfb sit down to discuss Utd's 2-1 win at Fulham as well as discussing what business Utd may do in January
January 25, 2021
Neil Custis joins Phil on BTP
Today Phil is joined by Neil Custis as they discuss Manchester United's 6-2 win over Leeds and what they might do in the January window 
December 21, 2020
Reaction to RB Leipzig with Jonas Giaever
Phil and Jonas sat down immediately after the Leipzig debacle to discuss the ins and outs
December 9, 2020
Cavani puts the Premier league on notice
The United show is back, Phil and Callum discuss Utd's dramatic comeback at the weekend with Edinson Cavani putting Southampton to the sword and sending a message to the rest of the PL
November 30, 2020
Sam Luckhurst from the MEN on BTP
Sam Luckhurst joined Phil today to discuss this weekends action, the midfield problem for Ole and much more. 
October 26, 2020
Ole Gunnar Solskajer on BTP
Today Phil spoke with United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to get his views on PSG, Cavani, Pellestri etc 
October 19, 2020
Rene Mulensteen on BTP
On todays pod, a special treat for United fans, Phil is joined by the magnificent Rene Mulensteen as he talks about what went on during his time at Manchester United, he talks about the tactical aspect of fitting a midfield 3 of Pogba, Van De Beek and Fernandes, he talks about how Utd look tactically and gives his honest opinion on the Cavani signing. 
October 13, 2020
Jan Aage Fjortoft on BTP
Today, Phil was joined by the magnificent Jan Aage Fjortoft.  We talk about the inside track on Sancho and what happened, we also discuss Haaland and his release clause as well as talking about Solskajer and whether he's happy right now with what's going on at Utd
October 13, 2020
Andy Gray on BTP
On todays pod, the magnificent Andy Gray from BeIN Sports joins Phil to talk about the all the latest news in the Premier League!
October 13, 2020
Fabrizio Romano on BTP
On todays show, Phil is joined by the magnificent Fabrizio Romano as he discusses what life is like for him during the window, how this has changed his life and talks about what he does outside of Football.  
October 12, 2020
The lowdown on Edison Cavani and Paul Pogba
Today, Phil was joined by French Football expert Jonathon Johnson as he gives the lowdown on Edison Cavani and tells Utd fans what to expect from him.  He also discusses why we see a very different Pogba for France the what we do for United
October 9, 2020
Man Utd deadline day news and reaction to Spurs result
Phil and Callum sit down to discuss Utd's chaotic deadline day business along with the disgraceful result v Spurs
October 5, 2020
Man Utd news
In the weeks show, Phil and Callum discuss Utd fans continued frustration in the transfer market while looking ahead to Brighton.. They also take a look at who United may be turning their attentions too
September 25, 2020
Manchester United latest inside transfer news and more
The boys are back on BTP, Phil and Callum are back to discuss in detail how Utd's window has gone, what to expect ahead and they take a look at the upcoming Palace game
September 18, 2020
Damien Comolli former Spurs, Arsenal and Liverpool DOF gives us a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes
In this special edition of BTP, Phil and Callum are joined by former DOF of Spurs, Liverpool and Arsenal as he lifts the lid on what went on behind the scenes.  He tells a fascinating RVP Story, talks about how Arsenal missed out on Ronaldo etc 
September 3, 2020
The brilliant Al Foran joins Phil to talk about van de Beek, Sancho, Maguire, Thiago etc
Phil is joined by the magnificent Al Foran as they discuss Manchester United's first signing of the summer, they also take a look at other potential signings such as Thiago, Sancho etc.  
August 31, 2020
GFS Show with Janusz Michallik
Today, Phil and Janusz discuss the latest on Messi and if he's actually worth it.  They also take a look at Chelseas new signings and ask if they could spell trouble, they also give their perspectives on Harry Maguire
August 28, 2020
Pete Boyle joins Phil on the United show
The voice of the fans, the fantastic Pete Boyle stops by to talk to Phil about his love of United, how he became the conductor of United's orchestra and how he plans to pass on his love of United to his son Georgie.
August 27, 2020
Manchester United latest News podcast
In todays episode, Phil is joined by Callum McFadden as they discuss all the latest news regarding Manchester United
August 26, 2020
Former class of 92 Defender Pat McGibbon talks Utd and Mental Health
Today, Phil sat down with former United academy defender Pat McGibbon.  Pat was part of the famous class of 92 group, he tells Phil about some of the incredible life lessons he learned from Sir Alex Ferguson whilst also discussing the awful tragedy that befell him at just 19 as her learned of the suicide of his brother back in Ireland.  Pat talks about his fantastic charity, how he serves the community and how he needs your help to continue to provide these vital resources to the community.
August 25, 2020
Phil is joined by the excellent Kieran Maguire from the Price of Football
In todays pod, Phil sits down with the exceptional Kieran Maguire from the Price of Football as they take a deep look at Manchester United's finances and discuss what to expect this summer.
August 21, 2020
Phil is joined by Hollywood Actor and Singer Damian McGinty one of the stars of Glee
On todays show, Phil is joined by special guest Damian McGinty.  The Glee star and singer talks about his love of Manchester United, he also talks about the tragic death of his co star Nya Rivera and discusses what's next for his glittering career. 
August 20, 2020
Global Football Show with Janusz Michallik
On todays jam packed pod, Phil is joined be ESPN's Janusz Michallik, the veteran broadcaster talks to Phil about what Football has learned from Covid, what should remain once it gets back to normal, they also talk about Bayern, Pep, Klopp, Pogba, etc and so much more.  Sit back and enjoy
August 19, 2020
Man Utd v Sevilla reaction and the latest news on signings with Tom McDermott
In this show, Phil and Callum are joined by journalist Tom McDermott as they discuss Utd's disappointing defeat to Sevilla, they also discuss the latest news in the transfer market with potential new signings.
August 17, 2020
Man Utd end of season pod
in this episode, Phil and Callum discuss Utd's season, the latest in the Sancho saga and what to expect this summer.  
August 16, 2020
The wonderful Andy Gray joins Phil and Callum for an end of season review of the Premier League
On todays show, Phil and Callum are joined by one of the most iconic voices of the Premier League as they review the season and it's main talking points.
August 6, 2020
Gab Macotti talks Serie A and Premier League with Phil
On todays show, Phil is joined by the excellent Gab Marcotti as they discuss Serie A and the Premier League coming to a close.
July 30, 2020
John O'Kane on BTP
On todays show, Phil is joined by former United academy graduate John O'Kane as they discuss Utd's season, he gives his view on OGS and discusses what Utd need next season.
July 29, 2020
Danny Higginbotham end of season United review
In this weeks show, Phil and Callum are joined by the magnificent Danny Higginbotham as they look back at Utd's season
July 28, 2020
Daniel Geey on CAS, Manchester City and FFP
Callum spoke to top football lawyer Daniel Geey
July 22, 2020
Sam Luckhurst from the Manchester Evening news joins Phil and Callum
On todays United show, Phil and Callum were joined by Sam Luckhurst from the MEN, the discuss Utd's finish to the season and what transfers to expect this summer
July 15, 2020
Utd Show - Post Villa
Phil and Callum reflect on Utd’s 3-0 win over Aston Villa and talk about the journey so far this season.
July 12, 2020
Former Norwich and Spurs winger joins Phil on BTP
Phil is joined by fellow Belfast man Paul McVeigh.  The former Norwich and Spurs winger and now Keynote Speaker joins Phil to talk about the mindset of a winner and what you can do in your life to bring about the success you want,
July 6, 2020
French Football Expert Jonathon Johnson on BTP
The excellent Jonathon Johnson joined Phil on BTP as they discussed the financial future of French Football, the future of Neymar, Mbappe, Camavinga etc 
July 6, 2020
Andy Gray from BeiN Sports on BTP
Andy Gray from BeiN Sports in Qatar joined Phil to discuss this weekends action in the Premier league
July 6, 2020
Chris Sutton
Chris joins Phil and Callum to talk about the forthcoming Scottish football season, Celtic’s bid for 10 in a row, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and what it was like working under Martin O’Neill and playing with Henrik Larsson.
July 3, 2020
Oliver Kay from the Athletic stops by
On today's show the fantastic Oli Kay stops by to lift the curtain Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to discuss the details that don't make the headlines.
July 1, 2020
Utd show - Transfer Update
The boys reflect on Liverpool’s title win and how United must react. They do not hold back!
July 1, 2020
Craig Brown
Phil and Callum are joined by Scotland legend Craig Brown to talk about his wonderful career in football and what it was like managing big personalities like Craig Burley and Ally McCoist
June 30, 2020
Utd show - post Norwich reaction
Phil and Martin reflect on United’s win over Norwich in the FA Quarter Final.
June 27, 2020
Roy Evans on BTP
Former Liverpool manager Roy Evans joined Phil and Callum on the show to discuss his thoughts on Liverpool winning the title and his views on Jurgen Klopp 
June 27, 2020
Martin Tyler stops in for a chat about the weekends action
Today on BTP, Martin Tyler stops by to chat with the boys to talk about the weekends action and the controversy surrounding Roy Keanes punditry.  
June 27, 2020
Graeme Souness Exclusive on BTP
Scotland legend Graeme Souness stopped by to talk to the boys.  Graeme covers the criticism he receives regarding his views over Pogba, he responds to the criticism he received by Andy Cole and talks about the two players who almost signed for Rangers and became the first Catholic to sign for the club before Maurice Johnston 
June 27, 2020
Matty Holland on BTP
As we head in to the weekends action, former Ireland midfielder Matty holland stopped by to take a look ahead at the weekends action
June 26, 2020
Graeme Sharp
Phil and Callum are joined by Everton legend Graeme Sharp to talk all things Everton, Ancelotti and playing for Everton in their golden era of the 80s
June 20, 2020
Sid Lowe Spanish Football Round Up
Phil and Callum were joined by Sid Lowe to talk La Liga restart, Bale, Coutinho, Odegaard and much more!
June 19, 2020
Dan Orlowitz
In this episode of BTP, Juan is joined by journalist Dan Orlowitz. Dan currently works for The Japan Times in Tokyo and he will discuss the beginning of the J-League and all the preparations that were made in order for this moment to occur.
June 19, 2020
Harry Redknapp
Harry talks all things Premier league, Spurs, Bale, Mourinho, managing big characters and his pre game routine with Sir Alex
June 18, 2020
Global Football Show - Stevie Nicol and Alexi Lalas
The boys chat to Stevie and Alexi about the premier league, Liverpool, the MLS and discuss the vital work that Marcus Rashford is going in the U.K.
June 18, 2020
David Amoyal Transfer Round up show
The fantastic David Amoyal joined Phil and Callum for a transfer round up to discuss all the latest news on who is going where
June 17, 2020
Frans Hoek
June 17, 2020
Man Utd Show with Danny Higginbotham
On this weeks show, Phil and martin are joined by the exceptional Danny Higginbotham as they discuss how Utd will solve the tactical conundrum of who Utd's midfield 3 will be and what they should do this summer.
June 16, 2020
Darren Ferguson on BTP
Today, Phil and Callum were joined by the current Peterborough United manager and son of arguably the greatest manager in the history of the game as we talk about his life growing up, his time at United and his own life as a manager
June 16, 2020
Global Football show with Proxima Jornada
Phil and Callum discuss the transfer window, the premier league return and they debate who they’d have rather have played under: Brian Clough or Sir Alex Ferguson.
June 13, 2020
Stephen Brandt
Juan is joined by Stephen Brandt. Do not miss this one!
June 12, 2020
Alex McLeish interview on BTP
Phil and Callum sat down with Aberdeen and Scotland legend Alex McCleish. They revisited his incredible glory days at Aberdeen winning the league and beating Real Madrid in the European cup Winners Cup, they also discussed his time at Scotland, Birmingham, Villa etc. Alex gives his opinion on Jack Grealish whom he gave his debut too, Jude Bellingham at Birmingham along with both Milinkovic Savic and Ndidi both of whom debuted at Genk under Alex. The Scottish legend also tells the boys he no longer wants to manage and wants a Director of Football job
June 11, 2020
MUFC Show with Oliver Kay
In this weeks show, Phil and Martin are joined by the Athletic's Oli Kay as they discuss United's preparation behind the scenes as they get ready for the restart, the also discuss Utd's approach for Jude Bellingham and ask if Sancho has one or two wining signs that United need to be aware off.  
June 8, 2020
Global football show - Adrian Bevington and Roger Mitchell
Adrian and Roger discuss project restart, the analytics that are revolutionising the game and how the football landscape could alter in the years ahead.
June 7, 2020
Global Football Show Kieran Maguire Derek Rae
The real story of the Glazers finances laid bare by Kieran, Bundesliga review with Derek rae and we debate the purpose of the transfer window.
June 6, 2020
Raphael Honigstein
An absolute privilege to welcome Raphael Honigstein to talk all things Bundesliga, Sancho, Havertz and much more.
June 4, 2020
Exclusive on BTP Michael Carrick Interview
Manchester United first team coach Michael Carrick joined Phil to discuss how the club are preparing for the resumption of football.  We talk about what changes Ole has brought, we talk Bruno Fernandes and what the finished article looks like in his eyes.
June 4, 2020
Gerry Armstrong
Gerry talks all things la Liga and shares some incredible memories of playing and sharing a pitch with Best, Maradona and many more greats!
June 3, 2020
Utd show with Miguel Delaney
Martin and Phil talk all things Utd, project restart and the transfer window.
June 1, 2020
The Top 10 South American Talents
Juan Arango talks Phil and Callum through the top 10 talents from South America that we could be seeing in Europe very soon...
May 31, 2020
Mark Goldbridge of United Stand
Callum and Phil talk United and this summer’s transfer window with Mark and also talk about his success with the United stand.
May 27, 2020
Sabrina Uccello
BTP starts up once again with its Spanish content and we happened to be joined by Italian journalist Sabrina Uccello.
May 26, 2020
Manchester United show with Neil Custis
Phil and Martin are back with the weekly Man Utd show.  They are joined by Neil Custis as they discuss everything that's going on inside OT
May 25, 2020
Kyle Martino Interview Mental Health
In this episode of BTP-CFB, Phil is joined by the voice of the Premier League in the US and former US International as we discuss the his run for presidency and his incredible mental health challenges.    
May 19, 2020
The Global Football Show E1
Phil and Callum with special guests QPR manager Mark Warburton and former Arsenal and Rangers player David MacKinnon who is now CEO of Scottish club Greenock Morton. They discuss the return of the Bundesliga, the Premier League's project restart, debate whether seasons should end via PPG or play to a finish and the finacial implications COVID-19 has caused for the game.
May 18, 2020