John

John Giles

John Giles is a former football player and manager best remembered for his time as a midfielder with Leeds United in the 1960s and 1970s, and as player-manager of the Irish national team. John served as the senior analyst on RTÉ Sport's football coverage from 1986 until 2016.

Ep 740: Wearing the Green Jersey

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss their experiences playing for the Irish national team.

Ep 731: Jack Charlton 85 Today - The Man We Knew

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss the long and eventful career of Jack Charlton, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.

Ep 726: Living the Dream

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss their experiences of leaving home as teenagers to go play football in England.

Ep 723: Best All-Ireland Soccer Team

John Giles, Liam Brady and Eamon each pick their team.

Ep 715: The Best Premier League Team Ever

Liam Brady and John Giles join Eamon to make the choice.

Ep 706: Norman Hunter – A Leeds and England Legend

John Giles remembers his friend and colleague who passed away last night.

Ep 703: Battle of Britain - When Celtic beat Leeds 50 years ago today. John Giles remembers

John Giles talks to Eamon about Celtic and his time in Leeds United.

Ep 687: NOT TO BE MISSED!

John Giles, Liam Brady and Eamon each pick their teams from the season so far.

Ep 672: Liverpool should be crowned champions but they need a stand-in goalkeeper

John Giles talks to Eamon about the football shutdown, goalkeepers losing their nerve, and the future of the Irish national team.

Ep 661: Solskjaer deserves credit for Man U progress; Mourihno is yesterday's man

John Giles and LIam Brady review the weekend's soccer with Eamon.

Ep 654: An Off Day for Liverpool, Bruno Fernandes Good but No Scholes

John Giles joins Eamon to discuss a busy weekend of Premier League and Carabao Cup football.

Ep 648: VAR Shambles Must Be Reformed and Fair Play To Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

John Giles and Liam Brady talk to Eamon about the weekend soccer.

Ep 640: A Shattered Dream – John Giles & Liam Brady on City's UEFA woes

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss Manchester City's expulsion from the Champions League, Arsenal under Arteta, and the passing of a Manchester United legend.

Ep 613: Liverpool – Ability and Attitude in footballing harmony

Didi Hamann and John Giles join Eamon to salute a great Liverpool team, compare the decline of Manchester United against the promise at Arsenal and Chelsea, and discuss the potential for a Manchester City comeback next season.

Ep 609: John Giles talks to Eamon about the weekend football

Liverpool heading for greatness, Manchester City going the other way, Manchester United going nowhere.

Ep 603: Liverpool Confirm their Champion's Mentality, Man City's Ruthless Rout at Aston Villa

John Giles and Eamon look back at the weekend soccer.

Ep 596: Pogba, the most important person in Old Trafford and Solskjaer, on the way out

Liam Brady and John Giles review soccer with Eamon.

Ep 587: Shocking Arsenal Decline; No Stopping Liverpool

John Giles and Liam Brady talk to Eamon about the weekend's Premier League football.

Ep 576: Liverpool out of reach - City can't catch them and Leicester won't

Liam Brady and John Giles review the weekend soccer and Liam talks about the greatness of Diego Maradona.

Ep 569: Manchester United in trouble; Liverpool in a class of their own

Liam Brady and John Giles review the weekend soccer with Eamon.

Ep 564: Pochettino Out And The Special One In

John Giles talks to Eamon about José Mourinho's takeover at Tottenham.

Ep 563: Our Best Performance in Years

John Giles and Liam Brady discuss Ireland's battling draw against the Danes with Eamon, and look ahead to the Euro 2020 playoffs.

Ep 556: Liverpool Crush City – Is the title race over already?

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss a decisive, albeit controversial, victory for the league leaders, as well as impressive performances from Leicester, Chelsea, and Manchester United.

Ep 554: The Biggest Game of the Season (So Far)

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to look ahead to Liverpool vs Man City this weekend, and recap Celtic's terrific performance against Lazio in the Europa League.

Ep 549: VAR must be reformed - Eamon and John differ on soccer's big question

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend soccer.

Ep 544: Liverpool look good for the title, Pochettino should leave White Hart Lane

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to look back on a busy weekend in Premier League football.

Ep 537: Premier League Review – VAR not yet working

Didi Hamann and John Giles join Eamon for a discussion on the weekend's football, including some controversial VAR decisions.

Ep 533: Euro Soccer - Ireland left hoping for a big night against the Danes

Liam Brady and John Giles ask is this the most limited team Ireland have ever had?

Ep 531: Crunch time for Mick McCarthy

John Giles and Eamon discuss the challenge Ireland faces after the disappointing performance in Georgia.

Ep 524: Premier League Review

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to look back over a spectacular weekend of Premier League football.

Ep 518: John Giles and Eamon review the Premier League and disagree about 'Pep'

Eamon reviews the weekend soccer with John Giles.

Ep 510: Time's up for Solskjaer as Manchester United slide towards mid-table

John Giles and Eamon review the weekend soccer.

Ep 502: 'You Can't Fake Belief' – Liverpool on a roll, but City don't show up

John Giles and Didi Hamann join Eamon to assess the weekend's Premier League action.

Ep 494: Ireland Win A Fighting Point; Lionel Messi's Barca Contract

John Giles and Eamon discuss Ireland's draw with the Swiss, while Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Spain on the big two's early struggles in La Liga.

Ep 490: Premier League Review

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to discuss the weekend's football.

Ep 482: Ole Gunnar Solskjær won't last; Pochettino should leave 'Spurs

John Giles and Liam Brady review the weekend soccer.

Ep 476: Premier League review

John Giles and Liam Brady argue handball rule has to change.

Ep 471: Pogba delivers as Manchester United destroys Chelsea

John Giles talks to Eamon about the first Premier League weekend.

Ep 468: Previewing the Premier League season

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon for a look ahead to the new football season.

Ep 455: Jack Charlton profile

John Giles and Eamon look at the man who changed Irish soccer.

Ep 451: Manchester United – A great club in decline

John Giles and Eamon discuss.

Ep 448: A profile of Roy Keane

Eamon and John Giles discuss the career of one of Ireland's greatest soccer players.

Ep 435: John Giles and Liam Brady review the international weekend with Eamon

Liam and John join Eamon to round up the weekend's international football action, including Ireland's draw with Denmark in Copenhagen.

Ep 431: Liverpool's Champions League triumph

Eamon and John Giles review the Champions League Final.

Ep 428: Champions League final preview and Europa League final review

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to preview the match of the season and look back at Arsenal's disappointing Europa League performance.

Ep 426: Preview of the Europa League Final

Liam Brady and John Giles join Eamon to preview tonight's match between Chelsea and Arsenal.

Ep 417: Man City - very good but not great. Pep gets angry at the post-Cup Final press conference.

John Giles and Didi Hamann assess Man City and pay tribute to Vincent Kompany.

Ep 411: A great Premier League season.

John Giles and Liam Brady talk to Eamon about the epic struggle between Manchester City and Liverpool.

Ep 408: English Football's Amazing Week

John Giles and Liam Brady reflect on the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals this week.

Ep 405: Still all to play for

John Giles and Eamon discuss the title race and this week's Champions League matches.

Ep 402: Liverpool can still reach the Champions League Final

Didi Hamann and John Giles tell Eamon why.

Ep 399: Solskjaer should drop de Gea and get rid of Pogba.

Liam Brady and John Giles review the weekend's Premier League.

Ep 398: John Giles and Liam Brady review the week's Premier League games.

John and Liam review the week's Premier League games and praise Roy Keane for calling out Paul Pogba, Graeme Souness and Gary Neville.

Ep 393: Manchester United: History repeats itself

John Giles and Eamon discuss another chapter in a decades old saga of this great club and pay tribute to Billy McNeill, former Celtic captain.

Ep 391: Liverpool can win the double

Liverpool can win the double, Pep Guardiola needs a defence, Mauricio Pochettino continues his fine work at Spurs, and Arsenal reach the Europa League semi-finals. The week's football and more with John Giles and Liam Brady.

Ep 387: Liam Brady and John Giles talk to Eamon about the week's soccer

Liam, John and Eamon review the weekend's Premier League fixtures and look ahead to the Champions League matches.

Ep 385: Didi Hamann and John Giles on this week's Champions League games.

Manchester City over-rated; Pogba falls short again; V.A.R. remains controversial. Didi and John review the week's Champions League games with Eamon.

Ep 381: Football with John Giles and Liam Brady

Eamon is joined by John and Liam to discuss the FA Cup semi-finals, the upcoming games between Man City and Spurs, and another frail away display from Arsenal.

Ep 377: Eamon's back and talking to John Giles and Didi Hamann.

Eamon, John and Didi talk about the Premier League title race and Solskjaer's job at Manchester United.

Ep 369: Premier League and FA Cup review with John Giles and Liam Brady.

Mick Clifford talks to John Giles and Liam Brady about weekend Premier League matches.

Ep 365: Champions League with John Giles and Liam Brady

John Giles and Liam Brady discuss the week's Champions League action, including Liverpool's 3-1 win over Bayern Munich, Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick to help Juventus beat Atletico Madrid, and Man City hammering Schalke 7-0.

Ep 363: Premier League review with John Giles

John Giles reviews the weekend Premier League soccer with Mick Clifford.

Ep 362: Champions League review

Mick Clifford is joined by John Giles to review the week's Champions League action, including Man Utd's win over PSG, Ajax beating Real Madrid in the Bernebeu, and the impact of VAR on those results.

Ep 358: John Giles and Liam Brady review the weekend's Premier League with Hugh Cahill

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Ep 352: Didi Hamann and John Giles review weekend soccer.

Didi and John join Eamon to review the weekend soccer and pay tribute to Lionel Messi.

Ep 351: Crunch time for Liverpool

John Giles and Liam Brady look back at the week's soccer and forward to Manchester United and Liverpool on Sunday.

Ep 347: A defining week for Man U, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea

Liam Brady and John Giles on a make or break week for some of England's greatest clubs.

EP 343: Champions League and Gordon Banks

Eamon is joined by John Giles to discuss Man Utd's defeat to PSG in the Champions League, and the passing of legendary England goalkeeper Gordon Banks.

Ep 339: Man City and Liverpool back to their best

John Giles reviews the weekend Premier League with Eamon and says Solskjaer still has something to prove to secure the Manchester United job.

Ep 335: Liverpool feeling the pressure?

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to discuss Liverpool's 1-1 draw with West Ham in the Premier League. Are Jurgen Klopp's side beginning to feel the pressure as the title race hots up?

Ep 333: Pressure building in the Premier League title race

John Giles, Liam Brady and Eamon review the weekend Premier League football.

Ep 332: Liverpool still favourites for the Premier League

Eamon is joined by John Giles and Didi Hamann to discuss the midweek Premier League action including Liverpool's draw to Leicester, Man City's defeat to Newcastle and Chelsea being beaten 4-0 by Bournemouth.

Ep 328: Manchester United's spectacular revival.

John Giles and Eamon talk about Manchester United's spectacular revival, why this matters and should Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get the job on a permanent basis.

Ep 324: Didi Hamann and John Giles

Didi Hamann and John Giles review the weekend's Premier League games with Eamon.

Ep 318: Onwards and upwards for Manchester United

John Giles talks to Eamon about Manchester United's revival. And also, how good is Declan Rice?

Ep 312: The sad death of a great English occasion

John Giles and Eamon discuss the decline of the FA Cup.

Ep 308: Liverpool or Manchester City?

John Giles and Eamon have a robust conversation about the destination of the Premiership title.

Ep 298: Mourinho gets the bullet

Eamon is joined by John Giles to discuss the sacking by Man Utd of Jose Mourinho, what kind of a job the next man faces, and potential replacements.

Ep 296: Premier League review

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to discuss the latest Premier League action.

Ep 294: Champions League review

Eamon is joined by John Giles to discuss the week's Champions League action including Liverpool's win over Napoli, Spurs draw with Barcelona, and Manchester United's defeat in Valencia.

Ep 291: The weekend's Premier League review with Liam Brady & John Giles

Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to discuss the latest Premier League football.

Ep 288: Premier League no foregone conclusion for City

Eamon is joined by John Giles and Liam Brady to discuss the midweek Premier League action including wins for Man City and Liverpool, Man Utd's 2-2 draw with Arsenal and more.

Ep 287: Euro 2020 draw, the end of Mourinho and Arsenal’s extraordinary revival

Eamon talks to Liam Brady and John Giles.

Ep 283: Mick McCarthy & the Premier League

Eamon is joined by Didi Hamann and John Giles.

Ep 281: Who is going to pick the next Ireland manager?

After the sacking of Martin O'Neill, Eamon is joined by Liam Brady and John Giles to discuss the candidates to replace him, as well as asking how the process is going to work and who will make the final decision?

Ep 278: O'Neill's Ireland Hits Rock Bottom

Eamon talks to John Giles and Liam Brady.

Ep 275: Time to look at John Delaney

With the spotlight on Martin O'Neill's inability to elicit a performance from his team in last night's 0-0 draw with Northern Ireland, Eamon, Liam Brady and John Giles discuss the match and suggest it's time people looked at FAI Chief Executive John Delaney's contribution the current state of the Irish team.

Ep 272: Mourinho a busted flush

Eamon is joined by John Giles and Liam Brady to discuss the Manchester derby and Man City's emphatic win, Arsenal's draw with Wolves, and the rest of the weekend's Premier League action.

Ep 266: Premier League with Didi Hamann and John Giles

Eamon, Didi and John discuss Liverpool's draw away at Arsenal, the implications for the title race, Man City's chances of winning it at a canter, Man United's win over Bournemouth and lots more.

Ep 255: Premier League and tennis balls

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss the weekend's Premier League action, including Chelsea's draw with Man Utd, Liverpool's win over Huddersfield and more.

Ep 252: Ireland hit the wall

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss the 1-0 defeat to Wales at the Aviva Stadium. There's some robust discussion about the efficacy of the Ireland wall; how much, if any, attention is paid to set-pieces during trainin;, and lots more, before Richard Fitzpatrick reports from Spain on the latest developments in the ongoing Cristiano Ronaldo story.

Ep 251: O'Neill and Keane on the brink

John Giles is in studio with Eamon to look ahead to tonight's game against Wales as pressure builds on the managerial team of Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane.

Ep 245: Premier League review

Liam Brady and John Giles join Eamon to discuss stalemate at Anfield between Liverpool and Man City, Arsenal's ninth successive win, a Man Utd victory but more Mourinho antics, plus Real Madrid's surprise defeat to Alaves and much more.

Ep 243: Premier League preview

Liam Brady and John Giles join Eamon to preview the Premier League, in particular Sunday's clash between Liverpool and Man City at Anfield.

Ep 241: Football with John Giles

John Giles is in studio to discuss the Premier League, Jose Mourinho's continued troubles at Manchester United, and Eamon makes a bold prediction about this weekend's upcoming clash between Liverpool and Man City.

Ep 234: Premier League review

Liam Brady and John Giles join Eamon to discuss the Premier League including: Arsenal's winning run, Liverpool's title credentials, Harry Kane's troubles at Spurs, Alexis Sanchez finding it tough going at Man Utd, and much more.

Ep 231: Man City can't win the Champions League

Eamon insists that Man City can't win the Champions League with their defensive frailties, but John Giles isn't convinced and thinks it's too soon to say despite their defeat in their first group game. Also, Liverpool, Man United and Ronaldo's red card.

Ep 229: Premier League Weekend Review

Didi Hamman and John Giles review the Premier League weekend with Eamon.

Ep 224: Ireland's beating in Wales & Roy Keane's future with the Irish soccer team

Eamon talks to Liam Brady and John Giles about Ireland's beating in Wales and Roy Keane's future with the Irish soccer team.

Ep 215: Mourinho meltdown - can he survive?

Eamon is joined by John Giles to discuss the Premier League weekend, in particular the Man Utd defeat to Spurs and Jose Mourinho's subsequent meltdown in his post-game press conference. Is the end nigh for the United boss?