The Hand of Pod

Football legends don’t get much tastier than this! The Highbury & Heels squad was honoured to welcome former Leicester, Everton, Tottenham, Barcelona and England striker, Gary Lineker.

From the despair of Diego Maradona’s Hand of God to seeing his beloved Foxes win the Premier League, we discussed it all with the man who fulfilled the bet of all bets… presenting Match of the Day… in his boxers! Get stuck in.

The Quest for Gold Starts Here

Flashback Friday.

Swing back to one of my favourite time’s of year when I get to hang and chat with the USWNT. An honour to watch and talk to the biggest and best in the women’s game, especially as they prepared for the 2012 Olympic Qualifiers.

Perhaps I was their lucky charm! I mean Hope Solo, Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan and their magic squad did strike gold in my hometown of London!

Speaking with the Enemy…Ryan Giggs

Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs joins the Highbury & Heels squad for an epic chat. From Sir Alex Ferguson, Mourinho, Wenger & that insane Arsenal rivalry to Giggsy’s coaching ambitions & his disappointment in not becoming Manchester United manager.

Plus you won’t want to miss the quickfire round where we find out his favourite cheer-up movie, his love for Game of Thrones and which Neville brother he’d choose to save! Get stuck in.

Sophstradamus Crystal Football…

The wait is over. The new season is here. The Premier League is back! This is what I see when I look into my crystal football!


Manchester City

Rest of the Top Four Best
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man Utd

5th & 6th
Everton, Tottenham

Brighton, Swansea, Huddersfield

Golden Boot
Alexandre Lacazette

Most Clean Sheets
Thibaut Courtois

Best Summer Signing
Bernardo Silva

Steal of the Summer
Javier Hernandez

Surprise of the Season
Sead Kolasinac

Biggest Dip
Romelu Lukaku

First Manager to Be Sacked
Paul Lambert

Impressive Cityzens

Manchester City spent their pre season tour in the United States and to say I found their entire set-up impressive is an understatement. Coolest thing of all was the time they spent with fans. Definitely flew the flag proudly for the Premier League!

Manchester United 5 LA Galaxy 2

It was a friendly…but the gulf between Manchester United and LA Galaxy was there for all to see. The Red Devils budding talent, Marcus Rashford looked the leanest and fittest. He played like he had a point to prove. I predict he has a better season in the Premier League than 70 million pound boy, Romelu Lukaku.

On the flip side, LA Galaxy have cemented their star on the MLS walk of fame, but this particular team is a shadow of the glorious past. The Galaxy need to be on their toes as LAFC, the noisy neighbours 2.0 are making some serious noise down the 110 freeway!

The Day Arsene Wenger Offered Me a Job…

No matter how Arsene Wenger’s time ends at Arsenal, there is no doubt he will go down as the greatest manager the club has ever seen. Despite not winning the Premier League title for 14 years, the recent FA Cup success has eased the blow when it comes to lack of English championships.

Meeting Mr.Wenger in Los Angeles was an absolute treat. He’s a classy individual who is very charismatic and friendly with the media. When I had the chance to ask him a question, I made it count!

Premier League Grades & the New Season…

As the new season approaches, I’m joined by Oliver Wilson to hand out grades for last season and also look at how they’ve improved their squads in this insane transfer market that has gone totally balls up nuts! Who is Grade A material and who is failing miserably?

You can find Oliver @O_J_Wilson. Follow me @soccerdiva. Also this coming season, I’m joining the Gooner Girls Ramble podcast for some Arsenal chat…and much more! Check out for deets!

When Mourinho Was Nice To Wenger…

Jose Mourinho talks Arsene Wenger, transfers and Premier League rivalry. It’s too quick to put the kettle on, so just have a shot of your favourite beverage instead! Football, soccer, call it what you want, it’s just like being down the pub with your mates.

Don’t forget to check out @goonerramble and the Gooner Ramble Girls podcast. Women talking all things Gunners. Doesn’t get much better than that…does it?!