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Mcr Football Writing Festival 2016: Guardian Football Weekly Live!
Fri 2 September 2016, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
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The award-winning Football Weekly pod squad head back up the M6 for another night of puns and punditry in Manchester for the beginning of the third Manchester Football Writing Festival - 8 days of first class football chat with some of the beautiful game’s most brilliant writers.
Join James Richardson, Barry Glendenning, Paolo Bandini and Producer Ben at the Royal Northern College of Music during the first international break of the season as they take stock of the state of play in the Premier League so far. Will Leicester continue where they left off? Will Pep light a fire under those under-performing Citizens. And will Mou and Zlatan banish the odour of Louis Van Gaal from Old Trafford?
The legend of Football Italia, James has been the voice of the Guardian's award-winning Football Weekly podcast since it launched in 2006. He's also the host of the European Football Show and the Champions League Goal Show on BT Sport – as well as Channel 5's World's Strongest Man competition. Follow him @acjimbo
Sunderland-supporting Barry has been James's wingman on Football Weekly since the very beginning. A former music journalist, he is currently the Guardian website's deputy sports editor, and also co-hosts a Sunday morning show on TalkSport with Soccer AM's Max Rushden. Barry hails from Birr, in the centre of Ireland, and - as the son of a vet - knows his way around many a farmyard animal. Follow him @bglendenning
Paolo has been covering calcio for the Guardian, the Blizzard, Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated since, like, whenever. When he's not watching Italian football or dispairing at Arsenal, he indulges in his other main passions, American Football and barbecue. He had a Green Day-themed wedding. Follow him @paolo_bandini
Producer Ben has been making podcasts for the Guardian since 2006, and has been the voice in Jimbo's head every Monday and Thursday for more than 6 years. He supports Liverpool and likes nothing more than falling asleep in front of Match of the Day. His book Podcast Master is available for Kindle, Android and iPad. Follow him @greenbengreen
Running time: 105 minutes, 15 minute interval.