The Highbury Squad love talking to Arsenal fans Stateside and you will all dig this week’s guest. Meet JJ Garcia! A huge Gooner from Phoenix, Arizona who also happens to appear on the very popular TV series, Total Bellas. JJ talks to Sophie, Amanda and Super Kev about how he discovered the Gunners, his love for the club and his experience as a fan in the US.. all this live and direct from his local barber shop. If you also love grilling, you will want to follow JJ on Insta and Twitter, @thevacationjj
Sophie has long wanted to talk to Warren Barton about that famous Liverpool v Newcastle game in 1996. Warren was playing well that season and came to Newcastle as the most expensive defender. He missed out on this particular match because of an injury. Sitting on the sidelines wasn’t easy for. Warren also shared some superb insights into being managed by Keegan, playing with Ferdinand, Shearer and Ginola, plus so much more. Enjoy the conversation.
Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) is a writer and Liverpool fan. We discuss fans, furlough and football and not in that order.
The Highbury Squad chats with former Newcastle favorite Warren Barton on whether or not Premier League players are financially responsible to help people and communities in these troubled times.
Sophie reignites her one-on-one interview series with Super Kevin Campbell. As Arsenal struggled this season and flirted closely to the relegation battle for a few weeks, it reminded many Gunner fans that being in the Premier League is a privilege, not a right. For so many fans, relegation is a continued struggle and something they experience season after season. Sophie chats to Kevin about the most infamous Survival Sundays of all…WBA v Portsmouth. The great escape 2.0.
Sophie and Amanda are joined by former Arsenal player turned commentator and key informer, David Hillier. Also joining the girls is a very talented young writer, Anu Nande. Like most Arsenal fans, the pod squad are desperate for a win. Lots of discussion about heart, belief and basic football talent. Get stuck in! @princessgooner1969 @soccerdiva @anunande @davidhillierr
The entire squad are reunited and joined by Guns & Yellow Ribbons podcast host, Fergus. They dissect the Arteta evolution and dig deep into the squad and performances, player-by-player!
Sophie and Amanda are joined by Sky Sports News journalist and former Everton PR executive, Alan Myers. A huge friend of the show, Alan helps the squad dissect the Everton v Arsenal match (if you can call it that). They also chat about the appointments of Carlo Ancelotti and Mikel Arteta. Both clubs need some inspiration, but who will be more successful? Have a listen and join the conversation @highburysquad.
There are no words for what happened at the Emirates vs Brighton, and unfortunately the squad might not be much comfort. This should actually be called “A Really Really Sad Episode”.
Michael Price from You Are My Arsenal joins Sophie and Amanda to try and dissect the disaster that is the Gunners. Will Emery survive the season? If not, who takes over? And will Aubameyang and Lacazette sign new contracts? Put your feet up and let us comfort you in this difficult hour!
The squad are reunited for an Arsenal discussion post Leicester loss & amid further drama & distraction. The coach gets the board’s backing, the captain gives the finger & the crowd gets blamed for it all! Sophie, Amanda & Super Kev discuss it all.
Amanda & Sophie have an intimate chat about all things wrong in football this week. Great perspective and open discussion on VAR, Xhaka, Emery, Gomes’ injury, and Gooners around the world. The girls somehow find a silver lining and happy ending. What girl doesn’t?
The Highbury Squad get heated this week as the pod begins with a discussion about the racism suffered by the English team while on International duty in Bulgaria. The thoughts on fighting it are varied and staunchly defended, but in the end the goal is the same – racism has no place in our society and needs to be eliminated.
The whole Squad is back for this one. Some passionate debates about the Arsenal, but it’s level headed talk from this lot. Get stuck in and enjoy!
Sophie and Amanda are joined by one of Manchester United’s biggest influencers, founder of Stretty News Dale O’Donnell. They talk about how the mighty have fallen, young players, current managers, and a ton more. Pull up a chaise lounge. Get comfy.
The first North London Derby of the season and the squad is divided as to why we didn’t walk away with a win! Sophie, Amanda and Super Kevin Campbell are also joined by an Arsenal and Spurs fan to hear their breakdown of the game. Is anyone wearing rose coloured glasses? Have a listen and find out!
The entire squad is in on this one, talking all things North London Derby. The rivalry, the great moments, Super Kev’s goal, and the orgasmic feelings that follow. There is also very spirited debate about the performance against Liverpool and VAR. Don’t miss this one!
Sophie has a chat with Liverpool legend Steve Nicol leading up to this weekend’s massive match. Amanda and Super Kevin Campbell get their questions and predictions for Steve in as well.
The Squad is back for the new season! Amanda, Sophie, and Super Kevin Campbell – all chatting Arsenal with a sparkle in their eyes.
Amanda and Sophie are joined by The Gooners Podcast peeps to chat all things Arsenal in the USA! You won’t want to miss the insights and first hand convos with Josh Kroenke and Vinai Venkatesham.
If you’re gonna pull a sickie, don’t do it Koscielny style!!! The so-called captain fantastic has dumped on the club that has stood by him through injury and exited from the pre-season tour. Sophie and Super Kev dissect the latest Gooner disaster, and Amanda chimes in from the Atlantic!
Highbury Squad co-host Sophie Nicolaou is joined by author and football expert Graham Hunter for an in depth conversation about the career of Jose Antonio Reyes. They also discuss his relationship with Unai Emery and chat about a little Barcelona, Real Madrid, and more.
A Europa League Final not for the ages…it actually aged Gooners everywhere. The squad dissect Arsenal’s most embarrassing football final! Shockingly Amanda, Sophie, and Super Kev do not go supersonic. Everyone is relieved the roller coaster ride is over! Group hug.
End of season and pre-Europa League Arsenal chat with ArsenalFanTV guru Robbie. Sophie and Amanda challenge him about his platform, we talk Mkhitaryan, racism, Europa League venue, and so much more!
The pod squad are joined by writer, director, and author, Kyle Newman.
Its finally over. The dream of finishing top 4 is no more! Amanda, Sophie, and Kevin dissect what happened, talk about the future, and make predictions for Valencia.
The Highbury Squad are joined by podcast legend Andrew Mangan, aka Arseblog. It’s a deep, meaningful, and engaging State of the Union conversation about the Gunners. Put your feet up, pour a brew, and enjoy!
The Pod Squad welcome the tactical magician Adrian Clarke to the podcast this week. Adrian was all Arsenal and tactics – then the regulars Sophie, Amanda, and Super Kevin Campbell tackle racism in football. Get Stuck in!
Lifelong Evertonian and founder and host of ToffeeTV, Peter McPartland joins Sophie and Super Kev to dissect the massacre at Goodison Park. There’s also a slice of Toffee/Gooner mutual appreciation. Get stuck in.
The Pod Squad are joined by a Newcastle United and Wimbledon legend who now coaches in the United States and shares his football wisdom as an analyst for Fox Soccer. Welcome to the show Mr. Warren Barton!
Editor of Stretty News, Dale O’ Donnell joins the Highbury Squad for a quality Arsenal v Manchester United football chat! For once, it’s the Gunners gloating after a meeting of the Premier League’s greatest ever rivalries! Amanda and Sophie also give their predictions, talk pitch invasions, bromances and Game of Thrones! And the biggest question, where is Super Kevin Campbell?!
Evening Standard football journalist and La Liga specialist, Ben Hayward joins the Highbury Squad to dissect the DNA of, Unai Emery. Ben has followed and covered Unai throughout his career in Spain and he shares some fascinating insights with Sophie, Amanda and Kevin! He’s also a Spurs fan, and the pod squad would like to recognize his bravery, post North London Derby! Get in! Headline Options North London is Officially Dead Evening Standard’s Ben Hayward NLD & a Bit of Emery.
Tamer Hassan joins the pod squad this week, and the star of iconic movies like ‘The Football Factory’ and ‘The Business’ doesn’t hold back. And you won’t want to miss the Cashly Cole bit! Amanda (@GoonerGirl1969), Sophie (@soccerdiva), and Kevin (@1kevincampbell) also dissect the Ozil situation… again!
The Pod Squad welcome broadcast journalist and football presenter (and Chelsea fan) Alison Bender (@alibendertv). Alison shares exclusive insights from her recent interviews with Xhaka and Unai Emery. You don’t want to miss this episode with Amanda (@GoonerGirl1969), Sophie (@soccerdiva), and Kevin (@1kevincampbell).
The Pod Squad returns to commiserate about a very poor performance away to West Ham. From Ozil to Emery, it’s an honest look at Arsenal’s current woes!
Amanda (@GoonerGirl1969) and Super Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) welcome former Chelsea player Frank Sinclair to the podcast to discuss football in the 90s up to the current matches. He discusses his friendship with Kevin, his experiences playing against Wrighty, and many many more.
There was a little naughty and nice from Arsenal this holiday season. Sophie (@soccerdiva), Amanda (@GoonerGirl1969), and Kevin (@1kevincampbell) return to dissect Liverpool and Fulham. As ever, they are optimistic about the year ahead but also highlight some fundamental transfer needs. Get stuck in!
Amanda (@GoonerGirl1969) and Sophie (@soccerdiva) are joined by a special guest this week – Tiffany Campo of Gooner Gals (@GoonerGals) and Krewe of Arsenal.
A surprisingly civilized football chat with Manchester United fan and key informer Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge). Mark joins Amanda (@GoonerGirl1969), Sophie (@soccerdiva), and Super Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) to review that very dodgy game at Old Trafford! Oh, and the Ref appears to discuss the controversial moments. Get stuck in!
The crew are back to discuss the epic victory over the Spurs in the NLD, as well as the disgraceful banana peel. They also bring in the Ref to discuss the dive and the Vertonghen tackle.
Sophie (@soccerdiva) hosts regulars Amanda (@GoonerGirl1969) and Super Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) to have a good chat with Theo Foley (@theogiveusaball)! Not only his new book, but his days with Arsenal, Rocky Rocastle, Kevin Campbell, George Graham, nicknames for everyone, and much much more.
Regulars Amanda and Super Kevin Campbell chat Arsenal again!
Crystal Palace did well to thwart Arsenal’s pursuit of 12 wins in a row. But they were helped by a controversial penalty in the 83rd minute, which has caused a football storm. Sophie, Amanda and Kevin welcome writer, producer, actor and director, Jim Piddock to the show. Jim is a lifelong Palace fan and shares his views on the big game at Selhurst Park. You can also catch Jim’s new movie Mascots on Netflix! Always Arsenal!
Sophie (@soccerdiva) and Amanda (@GoonerGirl1969) wax lyrical about Arsenal’s recent form.
Sophie was ill so Amanda hosts Kevin Campbell with special guest Tom from @TheGoonerTalkTV.
Nothing sticky about this win against the Toffees! Sophie, Amanda, and Kevin are joined by Everton guru Alan Myers. The pod squad laud Lacazette’s magical strike and question Silva’s managerial competence! And the housekeeping issues cause some serious convos!
The Pod is on the road so SoccerDiva has gone all poetic on us to recap the Newcastle game. As the league heats up, so does the Highbury Squad’s prediction race! There’s a wee nod to Super Kev for getting the score right and a warning for Princess Gooner!
At last, three points in the bag! Sophie, Amanda and Kevin return for some honest Gooner convos with former Arsenal midfielder, David Hillier. The Highbury Squad carves up the West Ham game, hand out grades and predict the future. Get stuck in!
Moneyball master Billy Beane joins the Highbury Squad for a little Arsenal and general management sports talk! We also breakdown the Chelsea game and let us just say – there were a few disagreements along the way!
New season. New era. New everything. Game one under the belt. Arsenal lose. But silver lining is we lost to one of the best teams in Europe and there are some positives to take away. Sophie and Kevin dissect Unai Emery’s first game in charge. They grade the squad, the manager, and they make some bold predictions for the season! Get stuck in.
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