B/R Football Ranks

B/R Football Ranks

B/R Football Ranks: the show that takes the football world and puts it in the correct order. Ranker-in-chief Sam Tighe and B/R Insider Dean Jones join host Jack Collins in ranking all that's important (and all that's not) in football and life.... Show More

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June 12, 2019 52 min

It's the big one this week as we take a look at the biggest individual prize in football, the Ballon d'Or-and who is are the contenders at this early stage! Rank God Sam Tighe picks his top 10, before Football Insider Dean Jones and host Jack Collins pick apart his arguments for who goes where. Sam's choices spark plenty of lively debate as ever, with plenty left to play for. In this week's Hot Takes, we take a... Read more

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The European club season is over, but have no fear-an incredible summer of football is about to kick off, headlined by the Women's World Cup in France which begins in earnest on Friday evening. We take a look back at an incredible battle for supremacy between Liverpool and Manchester City over the course of the entire domestic campaign, and think about who had the better season overall, before turning our attentions to the sum... Read more

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It is Champions League Final week and all eyes are locked on Madrid as Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur tussle for the biggest prize in European club football, on its biggest stage. Liverpool are in search of their sixth title, after narrowly missing out last year to Real Madrid; whilst Spurs are looking for their first UCL trophy in their first UCL final. Jack Collins and Dean Jones are joined by comedian and Spurs fan Rhys James... Read more

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There are plenty of big clubs who have struggled this season, and who seem to be in a summer of transition in terms of transfers. We turn the studio into a soccer surgery for a week and let our expert doctors, Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins, take a diagnosis of how these teams can turn their fortunes around. We fix Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Manchester United and Real Madrid - talking through where the holes... Read more

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We went to Wembley for an Emirates FA Cup Final special, in tandem with BBC Sport, to take a look at the impending Final this weekend between Manchester City and Watford. We were joined by two very special guests, impressionist and comedian Al Foran, and Emirates FA Cup Final 2013 hero Ben Watson, who headed the 91st minute winner for Wigan that year in one of the greatest cup upsets of all time. We started by talking through the f... Read more

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The Premier League season is coming to an end and although the title is not yet decided, it's time to give out our inaugural awards - the Rankies. Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins take stock of everything that's happened this year in the top flight of English football to award these categories: 1. MVP 2. Standout Individual Performance 3. Signing of the Season 4. Best player outside of the Top Six 5. Kit of the ... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins take a deep dive into five transfers which would make perfect sense this summer, and just how plausible they are in terms of actually coming off. We talk a new striker and a centre mid for Real Madrid, a German wonderkid for Liverpool, Manchester City's long-term Fernandinho replacement and just who should win the race for the pod's favourite young baller - Joao Felix. Hot Takes inc... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by Rhys James, star of the UK comedy circuit and avid Tottenham Hotspur fan, to talk about some of the reasons that make supporting Spurs an absolute nightmare; with plenty of laughs and a helping hand from the 'World Cup Catfish' Kieran Trippier. Hot Takes include Dean's defence of why Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was the right man for the Manchester United job; Sam&#... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by eSports legend, presenter and Manchester United host ChuBoi to talk about the players who are pure genius in real life but whose skills do not translate onto video games, and inversely, those players who are insanely overpowered on a virtual platform. Hot Takes include a discussion on whether Lille's Nicolas Pepe is the potential steal of the summer transfer window, wh... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins spent some time at the Church of Calcio, ranking Serie A's best outfield players, with a little bit of help from legendary goalscorer, Azzurri and Inter Milan legend Christian Vieri, who took some time out at the ICC launch event to rank the best strikers in the league who weren't called Cristiano Ronaldo! Hot Takes include a discussion of whether Dortmund can still win the Bu... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by former Premier League star Marlon Harewood, and who now runs a premium lifestyle business to assist some of the world's top footballers, to talk the components that make up the standard artillery of a footballer's swag arsenal - including clothing, jewellery, watches and cars, as well as being regaled by tales of his playing days with West Ham, Aston Villa and Newc... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins take a deep dive into the Premier League Player of the Season debate, running the rule over the players who have lit up English shores this season, and giving their rankings on who deserves Mohamed Salah's crown for 2018/19. Hot Takes include a first visit to Tottenham's new stadium and how it will affect the rest of their season, the Pep Guardiola effect which seems to be rubbing ... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by Bradley Simmonds, personal trainer to some of football's most famous faces, and former teammate of Raheem Sterling in his youth career as a professional footballer with Queens Park Rangers, to talk some of the most impressive athletes in the game, as well as stories from the players he trains and his days on the pitch. Hot Takes include a discussion of the two hat-tri... Read more

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Bonus is back! Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins sat down to rank the quarter-finals of the Champions League in terms of entertainment value, giving reasons as to why each match-up will be exciting and looking forward to some mouthwatering clashes. There's also a section on the Europa League, and which ties are the ones to look out for in the last 8 of the UEL too! To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Insta... Read more

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The B/R Ranks Squad - Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins - take a look through the most exciting teenagers in Europe, taking some time out to weigh up those young players that are setting pulses racing across the continent and weighing up the talents of the likes of Jadon Sancho, Vinicius Junior and Kai Havertz, as well as which other young ballers have piqued our interest. Hot Takes include a discussion on Zinedine Zidane... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by former England International and double Premier League winner Joleon Lescott, who sits down with the gang to talk about the players he used to play FIFA with, including stories about Wayne Rooney and his rage quits, Daniel Sturridge's skill moves and how Shaun Wright-Phillips won't play with him any more! Hot Takes include a discussion as to whether Liverpool are... Read more

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The B/R Ranks Squad - Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins are joined by former Spain, Valencia and Barcelona midfielder Gaizka Mendieta to talk penalties and the players they'd trust in a shoot out if their life was on the line. Hot Takes include football's hottest topic - whether Kepa Arrizabalaga was completely out of line in refusing his manager's orders to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final, as well as ... Read more

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The B/R Ranks Squad - Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins - take a look through the players that they would hate playing against in the professional game, and a deep dive into the reasons why those opponents must be a nightmare on the pitch; before they're joined by Belgium international and Real Sociedad star Adnan Januzaj, formerly of Manchester United, to talk his toughest opponents and who he wants to win the Premier Le... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by Josh Denzel - sports presenter and star of Love Island, to talk about the players who would be best lighting up our television screens; and who'd be the ones who'd be best on the reality shows that everybody loves. Hot Takes include possible replacements for Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal, whether a resurgent Real Madrid need Eden Hazard when they have Vinicius Jr, and ... Read more

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Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by A Star Barber, the man behind the fresh trims of Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard and Benjamin Mendy (to name a few) to discuss the stars who let him shape their look, going to the World Cup with the French team, what Eden Hazard is like and how he ended up as a barber to the top players in the game. Hot Takes include Dean's predictions for the Champions League, as well as disc... Read more

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