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Radio 5 Live expands football coverage for 2022-23 season


Media CityUK-based BBC Radio 5 Live is to expand its football offering for the 2022-23 season with the signings of Troy Deeney, Jermain Defoe, Chris Kamara and Ben Shephard for new season.

The new presenters join an unrivalled line-up of pundits and commentators including Mark Chapman, Kelly Cates, Steve Crossman, Darren Fletcher, Emma Saunders, Chris Sutton, Robbie Savage, Micah Richards, Izzy Christiansen, Nedum Onuoha, Alan Shearer, John

Murray, Ian Dennis, Alistair Bruce-Ball, Vicki Sparks and many more.

Radio 5 Live offers more live match coverage than any other broadcaster, with the addition of Saturday’s 5.30pm Premier League kick off for this season, and other new content for this year includes podcasts from Jermain Defoe, Chris Kamara and Ben Shephard alongside favourites like Football Daily, 72+, EuroLeagues and the Footballer’s Football podcast with Michail Antonio and Callum Wilson.

The ever-present Football Daily will return from August 1, bringing fans daily football news, discussion, interviews and analysis, plus a chance to catch-up on previous airings of programmes like The Monday Night Club and Friday Football Social. Also included in the Football Daily offering is Euro Leagues with Steve Crossman (and a mix of Guillem Balague, Julian Laurens, James Horncastle, Kristof Terreur, Raphael Honigstein and Mina Rzouki) and 72+ with Aaron Paul, for all the latest news and discussion from the EFL.

New to 5 Live, and available every weekday in August on BBC Sounds, Transfer Gossip Daily will bring fans all the latest transfer gossip as it happens. Comedian and Leeds United fan Maisie Adam will be joined by some of the country’s best football journalists to dissect the day’s most tantalising transfer rumours.

Listeners can tune in to BBC Radio 5 Live on DAB, MW and online via BBC Sounds. BBC Radio 5 Live is the voice of the UK, bringing audiences news, sport and topical, entertaining conversation and a huge range of podcasts.

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