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 1285: Man U - John Giles and Liam Brady Agree Ralf Rangnick Makes an impressive Start

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to review the weekend's Premier League games including Manchester United's first match under Ralf Rangnick. They also talk about David Moyes's solid leadership at West Ham as they beat Chelsea at home.

Ep 1278: Who’s in Charge in Old Trafford? (Gary Neville Wants to Know)

John Giles and Liam Brady review the weekend's Premier League games and talk with Eamon about Ralph Rangnick's appointment as Interim Manager at Manchester United.

Ep 1271: Manchester Utd - Strong Coach Required But Do the Glazers Want One?

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to review the weekend's Premier League games and discuss what's next for Manchester United as Ole Gunnar Solkjaer leaves the club.

Ep 1263: Stephen Kenny Has Earned His Contract Extension

John Giles and Liam Brady talk to Eamon about Ireland's performances against Portugal and Luxembourg in the closing matches of the World Cup qualifiers.

Ep 1256: Liverpool Must Get Serious about Defending

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to review the weekend's football.

Ep 1250: Big Clubs Run By Small Men, The Real Cause of Spurs' and Man U’s Problems

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to take an in-depth look at the weekend's football.

Ep 1244: Antonio Conte A Perfect Fit For United But Will the Glazers Want Him?

John Giles and Eamon review the weekend's Premier League.

Ep 1237: Premier League Review - Man Utd Hopelessly Indulging Paul Pogba

John Giles and Eamon review the weekend's matches.

Ep 1232: Stephen Kenny's Future - John, Liam and Eamon Discuss

Following Ireland's recent international successes Eamon talks to Liam Brady and John Giles about whether Stephen Kenny should have full support to lead the team into the next international campaign, the European Championship qualifiers.

Ep 1229: Stephen Kenny - The Future?

John Giles and Eamon review Ireland’s performance against Azerbaijan and talk about Stephen Kenny’s future as Ireland’s coach.

Ep 1222: Premier League Review - Liverpool Must Give Mo Salah the Contract He Deserves

John Giles and Eamon review the weekend's Premier League and ask is time up for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer?

Ep 1215: Premier League Review - Best Premier League Ever

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to review the weekend's games,

Ep 1208: Premier League Review and an Appreciation of Jimmy Greaves

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to review the weekend games and reflect on the the life of the great Jimmy Greaves.

Ep 1200: Premier League - Ronaldo Makes Manchester United Real Contenders

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend games.

Ep 1193: Stephen Kenny - Four Games To Prove He’s the Man For the Job

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to reflect on the big issues facing Irish soccer.

Ep 1185: Premier League Review

Liam Brady and John Giles join Eamon to talk about the weekend soccer, Ronaldo’s return to Man U and Denis Law’s tragic announcement last week that he has dementia.

Ep 1177: Premier League - With Fans Back the Game Has Come Alive Again

Liam Brady and John Giles join Eamon to review some of the weekend's Premier League fixtures.

Ep 1172: Euro2020 - How Southgate and England Got it Wrong

John Giles joins Eamon to review the Final of the Euro2020 Championship.

Ep 1170: Euro2020 - The Final Previewed

John Giles joins Eamon to discuss where Sunday's Final between England and Italy will be won and lost.

Ep 1162: Euro 2020 - Will It Be Sir Gareth Southgate?

John Giles joins Eamon to review the Euro 2020 Quarter Finals and look ahead to Semi Final matches.

Ep 1159: Euro 2020 - Football's Coming Home

John Giles joins Eamon to talk about the Last Sixteen matches and look forward to the Quarter Finals.

Ep 1156: Euro 2020 - Germany to Beat England

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend matches and preview the week ahead.

Ep 1154: Euro 2020 - The Last Sixteen

John Giles joins Eamon to preview the tournament’s knockout phase.

Ep 1147: UEFA Euro 2020 Review

John Giles and Eamon review the latest matches in the Championship.

Ep 1140: Euro 2020 – Weekend Review

John Giles joins Eamon to look back on the opening weekend of this year's European Championships, including England's victory over Croatia and the terrible scenes in Copenhagen.

Ep 1125: ‘Pep’ Gets it Wrong, Kanté The Greatest

John Giles and Eamon review last week's two football Finals.

Ep 1111: Why We Love Football - Liverpool's and Leicester’s Weekend

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's football.

Ep 1101: Marcelo Bielsa for Spurs! Says John Giles

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's matches.

Ep 1098: Champions League Review

John Giles joins Eamon to analyse this week's ties in the Champions League semi-finals.

Ep 1095: Chelsea - A Dark Horse For the Champions League

John Giles joins Eamon to review some of the weekend's matches and this week's Champions League fixtures.

Ep 1086: European Super League - Bankers Try to Steal the People’s Game

John Giles joins Eamon to talk about soccer's proposed European Super League, Tottenham's sacking of José Mourihno and the weekend's matches.

Ep 1079: Premier League and Champions League Review

John Giles joins Eamon to talk about the weekend's Premier League and last week's Champions League matches.

Ep 1072: Premier League Review

John Giles joins Eamon to talk about the weekend's matches.

Ep 1065: Stephen Kenny Must Stay

John Giles joins Eamon to talk about the crisis facing Irish soccer.

Ep 1061: Holes At The Back Cost Kenny's Youthful Team

John Giles joins Eamon to discuss the opening fixture in Ireland's 2022 World Cup qualifying campaign, which ended in a 3-2 loss to Serbia.

Ep 1057: Review of the Weekend Matches and Remembering Peter Lorimer

John Giles talks to Eamon.

Ep 1046: Premier League Review

John Giles talks to Eamon about the weekend's matches and pays tribute to Ian St. John.

Ep 1038: Premier League Review - Man City in a League of Their Own

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's soccer.

Ep 1031: Premier League Review

John Giles joins Eamon to review some of the weekend's matches.

Ep 1025: Man City for the Premier League Title, Liverpool Dangerous in the Champions League

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's matches and to look ahead to the return of the Champions League.

Ep 1018: City to Win the Title and Prove Giles and Dunphy Wrong

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's Premier League matches.

Ep 1008: Man Utd should get Bielsa

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's Premier League action.

Ep 1001: Liverpool Crisis is Serious

John Giles joins Eamon to review Manchester Utd.'s defeat of Liverpool in this weekend's FA Cup round.

Ep 998: Review of the Weekend’s Premier League and Reflections on Wayne Rooney’s Playing Career

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend fixtures and to talk about Wayne Rooney's playing career as he announces his retirement.

Ep 981: Holiday Premier League Review

John Giles joins Eamon to review the recent Premier League fixtures.

Ep 975: Liverpool Show Their Class, West Brom Don't

John Giles joins Eamon to review the midweek fixtures in the Premier League, including the top of the table clash between Liverpool and Spurs.

Ep 972: Premier League Weekend Fixtures Review

John Giles and Eamon review the weekend's fixtures.

Ep 963: Premier League - Attitude is Everything

John Giles reviews the weekend matches with Eamon.

Ep 954: Premier League Review

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's Premier League fixtures.

Ep 949: Maradona - "Maybe the Greatest of Them All"

John Giles and Eamon pay tribute to the great Diego Maradona.

Ep 944: Premiership Review and Reflection on Ireland's Performances Last Week

John Giles talks to Eamon.

Ep 928: Players Being Pushed Beyond Their Limit - Injury Crisis Inevitable

John Giles and Eamon review the weekend's soccer.

Ep 921: Nobby Stiles - An Appreciation

John Giles joins Eamon to reflect of the life and career of Nobby Stiles.

Ep 913: Liverpool Ahead of the Rest - Sky and BT Sport Rip-Off Loyal Customers

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's Premier League matches.

Ep 904: VAR Farce Spoils Another Exciting Premier League Weekend

John Giles joins Eamon to review weekend Premier League soccer.

Ep 897: International Soccer - Greed Killing the Beautiful Game

John Giles and Kieran Cunningham, Chief Sportswriter for the Irish Daily Star, join Eamon to discuss Ireland's recent International soccer matches and the impact of Covid-19.

Ep 895: Reasons for Optimism But We Need a Goalscorer

John Giles joins Eamon to discuss last night's Euro 2020 qualifier between Ireland and Slovakia in Bratislava.

Ep 889: Man Utd Demolished, Liverpool Get a Wake-Up Call

John Giles and Eamon review a spectacular weekend of Premiership soccer.

Ep 880: Humiliation for Man City - Pogba Exposed Again

John Giles and Eamon review the weekend's Premier League games and how new hand ball rules are hurting the game.

Ep 872: Without Major Changes Manchester United Will Struggle

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's Premier League matches.

Ep 865: Jose Mourinho – Yesterday's Man

John Giles joins Eamon to discuss the weekend's Premier League action.

Ep 862: Leeds Back in the Premier League - John Giles Recalls the Great Leeds Team He Played For

John Giles talks to Eamon about the classic Leeds United teams of the 1960s and 1970s the Don Revie built.

Ep 857: Stephen Kenny, Taking the Road Less Travelled

John Giles joins Eamon to discuss Stephen Kenny's early matches as Ireland coach and why he deserves support.

Ep 854: Seamus Coleman Missed as Ireland Escape in Sofia

John Giles and Eamon review Bulgaria - Ireland match.

Ep 838: No Party For PSG As Bayern Lift The Cup

John Giles and Eamon talk about the Champions League Final and Europa League Final.

Ep 830: Impressive Bayern To Be Champions - Trouble For Man United And ‘Pep’

John Giles joins Eamon to review the weekend's Champions League and Europe League matches.

Ep 822: Overhyped Man City Won't Win the Champions League

Eamon is joined by John Giles and Liam Brady to discuss last week's European fixtures, including Man City's victory over Real Madrid, while looking ahead to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Ep 792: Liverpool – The Real Deal

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to salute a great team.

Ep 783: John Giles and Liam Brady On Football Without Fans

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

Ep 779: Premier League Returns With Impressive Show Of Solidarity Against Racism

John Giles and Liam Brady join Eamon to discuss the return of Premier League football.

Ep 762: John Giles Remembers The Busby Babes

John and Eamon talk about Sir Matt Busby's great Manchester United team.

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 693: Premier League Players Will do their Bit But Leadership is Sadly Lacking

Liam Brady and John Giles talk to Eamon.

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?