In this final episode of our first series you can listen to highlights from the first nine podcasts.
The full breakdown by nationality, club and position can be found in the downloadable spreadsheet.Four English players make it onto the list; Ashley Cole (30th), Wayne Rooney (31st), Joe Hart (65th) and John Terry (86).Despite only a few English players making it onto the top 100, the Premier League is the best represented with 27 players, followed by La Liga with 23.Players were then scored on their ranking by each panellist: a No1 choice allocated 30pts, No2 29pts and so on down to selection No30, given one point. Sports editor Ian Prior explains: Compiling such a list requires a certain confidence, some may say arrogance of judgment. Not all may agree, but it is a personal belief that these pages are currently home to perhaps the finest collective of football writers and analysts in the English language.From Daniel Taylor to Sid Lowe, Jonathan Wilson to Michael Cox, Richard Williams to Raphael Honigstein, we are blessed with writers whose knowledge covers not only the English game but who offer a genuinely global perspective.Then listen to the episode and do the first task to check your understanding.
Finally, practise some vocabulary and grammar in Tasks 2, 3 and 4.
Stephan El Shaarawy, aged 20, is the youngest player in the top 100 whilst Javier Zanetti is the oldest at 39 years old. 16 of the players are Spanish, 12 Brazilian and 10 German.
There are 8 Argentinian players on the list and both Italy and France have seven footballers on the top 100.
Johnny: Long story...don’t really want to talk about it... Magda: Erm, ok then...listen, Johnny, I was hoping you were going to give me some interview advice..you remember?
So, interviews, well, first thing – make sure you dress smartly.
This episode, Ravi is planning his holiday, Tim talks about fell running, Carolina has a problem with a car and Ravi tells a joke about a talking dog.