On The Continent - A European Football Podcast

On The Continent - A European Football Podcast

By Stak

Welcome to On The Continent, the dedicated European football feed brought to you by the Football Ramble. Dotun Adebayo and Andy Brassell are joined by the best European football experts to dissect the headlines from across the continent and take you inside the European game.

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Episodes

Ask OTC: Bologna’s dream, why the protests in Germany, and Marseille’s desperate hire

Did Arsenal underestimate Porto? Can Bologna finish in Serie A’s top four this season? What was the now-binned media rights deal that got so many fans protesting in Germany? And why have Marseille turned to a manager who just got given his marching orders midway through the Africa Cup of Nations?!Dotun, Andy and Nicky are on hand for your European football questions!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/02/24·28m 3s

Clash of the falling champions

The Champions of Italy met the Champions of Spain in the Champions League last night, so why did it feel so underwhelming? Today, Dotun, Andy and Nicky Bandini answer that and also outline why a last 16 exit would be worse for Barcelona than it would be for Napoli.Elsewhere, they explain why Marko Arnautović isn’t the replacement striker that Inter Milan need and why a lack of stability could make Bayern Munich very unappealing to a new coach. Plus, Andy gives us an update on how long Bochum played the Can Can after scoring against Bayern at the weekend.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/02/24·54m 58s

Ask OTC: Is time up for Tuchel, the rise of Florian Wirtz, and blue cards

Was this week’s first leg defeat against Lazio the beginning of the end for Thomas Tuchel? How has Xabi Alonso got the best out of Florian Wirtz? How have blue cards been received on the continent – and why do some countries value ‘clarity’ more than ‘flow’ with refereeing?Dotun, Andy and David are on hand for your European football questions!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/02/24·25m 26s

Now or never for PSG?

Luis Enrique was “dancing in the streets” after PSG won 2-0 following a first half which left Andy comparing their midfield to Wimbledon's in the late 80s. Today, Dotun, Andy and David Cartlidge discuss whether it's now or never for PSG in the Champions League before Kylian Mbappé leaves.Speaking of surprising comparisons, David explains how Aurélien Tchouaméni has accidentally turned into prime Sergio Ramos and we find out which Portuguese club are operating like the Apple of European football.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/02/24·49m 31s

OTC Reacts: Leverkusen do a job on Bayern

Do Leverkusen dare to dream?! Bayer Leverkusen schooled Bayern Munich on Saturday to take control of the title race. Today, Andy Brassell and Bundesliga pitch side reporter Archie Rhind-Tutt, who was there on the ground, react to this seismic result.Archie explains to Andy why Leverkusen were always the prime candidates to unseat Bayern from their throne and how Xabi Alonso was the final piece in the puzzle to achieve this. After plenty of daydreaming about Alejandro Grimaldo’s left foot, Archie then reveals how long he really thinks Thomas Tuchel will last at Bayern.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/02/24·38m 26s

Ask OTC: De Rossi’s revolution, Fatih Terim’s Greek odyssey, and the health of Europe’s second tiers

Is Daniele De Rossi the right man for Roma long-term? After a shock reality check for Schalke, what is the financial health and sustainability of countries’ second division across Europe? Have we got another great Atalanta team on our hands? And how has one of the great characters of Turkish football ended up at Panathinaikos?!Dotun, Andy and Nicky are back to answer all of your burning questions!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/02/24·27m 26s

Internazionale validation

Inter secured their position at the top of Serie A with a win over Juventus at the weekend. Today, Dotun, Andy and Nicky Bandini explain why they are good enough to make an impact in Europe again this season. So when will we start considering them among Europe’s elite once more?On the other end of the spectrum, there are problems in France for both Marseille and Lyon; Andy and Nicky explain why Gennaro Gattuso could be being used as a punch bag for Marseille's wider issues. Plus, will Xabi Alonso’s final act at Leverkusen be to kick the Neverkusen title forever?Make sure you listen to the end for Dotun's food recommendation for the AFCON final!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/02/24·50m 14s

Ask OTC: Deadline Day special

Get your yellow ties on and plug in the fax machines: Dotun, Andy and David are here with a Deadline Day special of Ask OTC!We’ve got all you need to know about the biggest transfer stories across Europe. We ask why some French clubs have been splashing the cash - even if PC issues meant Lyon missed out on Saïd Benrahma - and check in with the La Liga title contenders after their mercifully quiet windows. Plus: are we seeing the emergence of a Swedish golden generation?Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/02/24·31m 4s

Xavi’s month of doom

Xavi has said he decided to leave Barcelona at the start of the season. But it was January that sealed his fate. Today, Dotun and Andy are joined by David Cartlidge who explains how Xavi has not only been let down by the club but also by injuries which will define his final disappointing season.Elsewhere, Andy explains why Europe’s top clubs are not all in for Lautaro Martínez despite his season of a lifetime. Speaking of which, over in Eredivisie Peter Bosz is proving all the doubters wrong at PSV - us included. How is he becoming the "fun José Mourinho"?Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/02/24·46m 30s

Ask OTC: Divisions in UEFA, the selling club crisis, and European footy scran

Are Aleksander Čeferin’s days numbered as UEFA president after Zvonimir Boban’s resignation? Why have selling clubs across Europe stopped buying so smartly? How is an Osasuna fan experiencing this season’s success for Athletic Bilbao? And what’s the in-stadium food scene REALLY like in Europe?Miguel Delaney joins Dotun and Andy to keep you fed with another Ask OTC!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/01/24·21m 46s

Who controls the calendar wins

Karim Benzema is reportedly unhappy in Saudi. Today, Miguel Delaney joins Dotun and Andy to explain how the possible exodus from Saudi will affect European football.Speaking of Saudi’s influence in Europe, Andy explains why it's hard to get excited about the newly expanded Supercoppa Italiana. Plus, some frustration has started to creep into Bellingham’s game at Real Madrid - listen to find out why.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/01/24·48m 39s

Ask OTC: Why Ajax signed Henderson, the Villarreal mess, and Bayern’s transfer misfirings

Will Jordan Henderson improve Ajax? Why have one Spanish team’s performances got David calling them ‘the junior Girona’? How have Bayern gone from being one of the most savvy clubs in Europe to consistently missing their targets in the transfer window? And why are Villarreal plummeting down La Liga, just like Sevilla?Dotun, Andy and David answer your burning questions from across European football on this week’s Ask OTC!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/01/24·27m 22s

Some things never change, Sancho

Xavi has said he will walk away at the end of the season if Barcelona fail to win a trophy. Today, David Cartlidge joins Dotun and Andy to explain why Xavi’s situation at Barça isn’t too dissimilar to what is happening with Erik ten Hag at Manchester United.Elsewhere, Marco Reus and Jadon Sancho have picked up where they left off at Dortmund – Andy explains why their relationship is so strong. Plus, he also reveals how Lyon have signed one of Europe's hottest prospects to become a central part of their exciting new forward line.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/01/24·50m 10s

OTC Reacts: José Mourinho’s gone

Roma have sacked José Mourinho! That could only mean one thing: Andy and Nicky Bandini are here with an emergency pod. Nicky explains why last season’s Europa League final was potentially a sliding doors moment for Roma and how failing to qualify for the Champions League ultimately lead to Mourinho’s downfall.Nicky also explains why there have been comparisons made between new Roma manager Daniele De Rossi and Ole Gunnar Solskjær. Plus, Andy fears that Mourinho will now end up at Lyon! *shudders*Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/01/24·29m 45s

Ask OTC: Mourinho on the ropes, Werner’s last chance, and assessing Griezmann’s greatness

Who at Roma are set to turn on José Mourinho, the fans or the board? Is this Timo Werner’s last chance at the top level? Where does Antoine Griezmann stand in La Liga’s all-time greats? And why is the end of a law in Italy slashing big overseas signings in Serie A this month?Dotun, Andy and Nicky Bandini are your tour guides for today’s Ask OTC, join us!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/01/24·30m 3s

The Italian Ferryman

“Keep my name out of your mouth!” Yep, those were the words Victor Osimhen said to Khvicha Kvaratskhelia’s agent. Today, Nicky Bandini joins Dotun and Andy to explain how Napoli went from exultant champions to infighting and mid-table mediocracy in the blink of an eye.Elsewhere, Andy explains why Bayern Munich won’t win the Champions League unless they recruit well in January. And could Osimhen could be the heir to Mbappé’s throne in Paris?!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/01/24·53m 22s

Ask OTC: The next La Masia, the case for Eric Choupo-Moting, and Sevilla’s new president

Where is Europe’s next talent factory? Is Eric Choupo-Moting the answer to Man United’s attacking woes? Who is set to be worst affected by the Africa Cup of Nations and Asian Cup? And why does Kalvin Phillips need to think twice before heading to Juventus? Dotun and Andy are joined by Lars Sivertsen for the first Ask OTC of 2024!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/01/24·24m 26s

The Gentlemen of Girona

Juventus have finally admitted they’re in the title race. Today, Lars joins Dotun and Andy to explain how the Old Lady has surprised everyone and why Adrien Rabiot has become their key man.Speaking of title races, Lars outlines why he isn’t worried about a raid on Girona's squad this January transfer window after their stunning 4-3 win against Atleti last night. Plus, Andy explains why history would suggest that Jadon Sancho’s return to Borussia Dortmund may not go to plan.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/01/24·50m 21s

Ask OTC: Saudi teams in the Champions League, who will suffer in January, and 2024 breakout stars

Which teams will get ripped apart in January? Could guest nations ever play in the Champions League? How long can Julian Nagelsman survive at Germany? And what player is going to be the breakout star of the next 12 months?Dotun, Andy and Lars Sivertsen answer your questions for the final time in 2023!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/12/23·24m 26s

European football in 2024

2024 has the potential to be a transformative year for European football, given the introduction of the new Champions League format and its clashes with new European Super League proposals.Today, Dotun and Andy are joined by Miguel Delaney to assess whether those UCL changes will help to even out the balance of power in European Football - Miguel even admits he doesn’t dislike the format as much as he hoped! Plus, with January looming they also outline who the big clubs need to sign to remain competitive in the back half of the season.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/12/23·27m 24s

Ask OTC: Napoli’s self-destruction, the Champions League draw, and highlights of 2023

Is Aurelio De Laurentiis to blame for Napoli’s disastrous title defence? Which Champions League knockout has the biggest upset potential? Why did a club president in Turkey order all his players off the pitch because of a refereeing decision? And what are some of our continental highlights of 2023?!Dotun and Andy are joined by Nicky Bandini for your penultimate Ask OTC of the year!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/12/23·27m 9s

A Mourinho and an apprentice

Nicky Bandini’s on the pod! That means one thing: José Mourinho has forced himself into the headlines. Today, Dotun, Andy and Nicky discuss Mourinho’s claims that he wants to stay at Roma and how his former pupil Thiago Motta is quickly becoming one of the most innovative managers in Europe.Elsewhere, they marvel at how perfect Harry Kane is for Bayern Munich and how much Viktor Gyökeres could earn for Coventry City if (or when) he moves on from Sporting.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/12/23·51m 8s

Ask OTC: Ajax’s fightback, some Europa League contenders, and are Lyon doomed?

As the group stages across Europe draw to a close Dotun, Andy and Lars Sivertsen wonder if some of Europe’s underachievers can turn things around, as Ajax and Lyon languish near the bottom of their respective leagues.Elsewhere, we wonder if Reims’ Will Still might take the Sunderland job, rate some contenders for the Europa League and check in on the latest chapter of Bodø/Glimt’s remarkable fairytale.Plus, listen through to the end for Lars’ bonus report from Norway corner…Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/12/23·22m 35s

In fair Girona

Lighters in the air, the Champions League group stages are done forever. Thankfully, we were blessed with two groups of death to mark the occasion. Today, Dotun, Andy and Lars pick up the pieces as PSG scraped through the knock-outs and Copenhagen stunned Galatasaray and Man United.Elsewhere, they explain why there is still some magic in Girona beating Barcelona despite the club's links to the City Group and Andy outlines why Turkey had no choice but to suspend the Süper Lig after a referee was assaulted this week.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/12/23·48m 18s

Ask OTC: Mbappé’s Real ultimatum, João Félix’s Catalan comeback, and Taylor Swift

After reports this week that Real Madrid have set a deadline for agreeing terms, who needs the other more: Real Madrid, or Kylian Mbappé? What does the future hold for João Felix after scoring the winner against his parent club? What will happen to Nice when Sir Jim Ratcliffe turns his eyes to Manchester? And who will be using the Groupama Stadium come June 2nd – Lyon, or Taylor Swift?!Dotun and Andy are joined by Jonathan Johnson to answer all of your burning questions, with a bit of a French flavour this week! Don’t miss it.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/12/23·27m 29s

A Parisian Tragedy

The goalkeeper situation has always been problematic at PSG during the QSI era. Is Gianluigi Donnarumma the next victim? Today, Jonathan Johnson joins Dotun and Andy to explain why Donnarumma is not the goalkeeper that PSG and Luis Enrique need going forward.Elsewhere, Jonathan and Andy outline why Napoli’s title defence is already over. They also discuss the shocking recent trend of fan violence in France and explain why the authorities' failure to act has only served to worsen the problem.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/12/23·44m 38s

At The Match: A Dramatic Night in Istanbul

Galatasaray and Man United played out one of the great Champions League group stage matches last week and our very own Andy Brassell was there to capture all the action.As well as bringing you the electric atmosphere inside Rams Park, Andy also caught up with United We Stand founder, Andy Mitten. He shared his experiences of a lifetime of following Man United across Europe, including his memories of getting wrongly arrested before the infamous “Welcome to Hell” match in Istanbul in 1993. Andy also speaks to Wilfried Zaha about playing in the Champions League and settling into life at Galatasaray.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
04/12/23·34m 44s

Ask OTC: Man United’s next sporting director, Schalke’s slide, and a Super League by stealth

Are there any positives to next season’s Champions League format? How did Fabio Grosso turn Lyon’s senior players against him so quickly? Can anyone arrest the tumble of Europe's sixth-best attended club in Bundesliga 2? And how good is the man that everyone’s pinning as Manchester United’s future sporting director, Paul Mitchell?Dotun and David Cartlidge chat to Andy in Istanbul and answer your burning questions about European football!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/12/23·19m 26s

The group of Man United’s death

When the draw came out, we all assumed that PSG, Dortmund, Newcastle and Milan was the 'group of death'. But is Group A the group of death that nobody predicted? It certainly seems so for Man United. Today, Dotun, Andy and David Cartlidge debate whether incompetence has been the spark for all the drama in that group.Elsewhere, David explains why Milan have come to the end of their time with Stefano Pioli. Plus, a red card followed by scoring the Champions League's 10,000th goal – is that the most Sergio Ramos week ever?Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/11/23·43m 42s

OTC Special: The magical story of KÍ Klaksvik

KÍ Klaksvik have shocked the whole of Europe this season by becoming the first Faroese team to ever reach the group stages of a European competition.On today’s bonus edition, Dotun and Andy are join by the I’s Chief Football Writer Daniel Storey who recently spent some time in the Faroe Islands to report on this extraordinary tale. Ahead of Klaksvik's decisive final two group games, Daniel tells us all about how a football team in a village of 5000 people made it into the Europa Conference League while picking up some pretty impressive scalps along the way.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/11/23·25m 30s

OTC Reacts: Honours even in the Derby d'Italia

The Italian press are calling it the ugliest Derby d'Italia in years. Today, Andy and Nicky are here to point out the diamonds in the rough.Nicky starts by revelling in the fact that there were two excellent goals by each team's main marksman and two even better petty celebrations. Andy then points out that psychologically this result is worth more than just a point for Inter and also explains how supervillain Max Allegri could be convincing people to believe in him again.Speaking of villains, in Rome which member of José Mourinho’s backroom staff was sent off this weekend? Listen to find out.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/11/23·23m 9s

Ask OTC: Europe’s best run club, President André Villas-Boas, and the rise of Viktor Gyökeres

Who is Europe’s best run club? Why has André Villas-Boas’ attempt to run for Porto’s presidential elections been received so badly? Is Viktor Gyökeres already one of the Primeira Liga’s most valuable assets? And where have all the Italian strikers gone?Dotun, Andy and David get to the bottom of your questions!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/11/23·25m 24s

El virus FIFA

After a dismal week, German football fans have never been more apathetic towards their national team. But can they turn it around? Today, David Cartlidge joins Dotun and Andy to explain why he thinks the current players are simply not likeable enough to win the fans over in time for a home Euros.Elsewhere, with La Liga suffering from “El Virus Fifa”, they wonder if recent injuries during the international break only strengthen Atlético Madrid’s chances of winning the league. Plus, Inter Milan vs Juventus: is it too early to call it a title decider?Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
23/11/23·48m 54s

Ask OTC: Players to watch in La Liga, Sweden’s sorry situation, and a new dawn at Union

Can Girona keep up their title charge? Why did Urs Fischer and Union part ways at last? And with Euro 2024 qualification off the table, what’s going wrong for the Sweden national team? But which one-in-a-generation talent could turn their fortunes around?Alexandra Jonson joins Dotun and Andy to answer your questions!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/11/23·24m 35s

The unsurprising rise of Real Sociedad

Real Sociedad have caught a lot of people off guard with their great performances in Europe this season. However, one person who hasn't been surprised one bit is La Liga expert Alexandra Jonson. Today, she joins Dotun and Andy to explain why she expected Real Sociedad to be exactly the dark horse they've proved to be on their return to the Champions League.Andy also tells us why Luis Enrique is asking for more from Kylian Mbappé, even after he scored a hat trick at the weekend, and Alex explains why Swedish teams would rather lose the league than use VAR.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
16/11/23·47m 36s

At The Match: Something’s brewing in Leverkusen (feat. Xabi Alonso)

Something special is happening in Leverkusen this season. Andy went to watch the Bundesliga leaders take on Union Berlin and spoke to the mastermind behind it all: the great Xabi Alonso.Andy talks to Alonso about how he transformed Leverkusen from relegation contenders to Bundesliga pace-setters in just 18 months. We also hear from ex-Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka about the impact Xabi Alonso’s had on him since swapping the Emirates for the BayArena.Follow OTC on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/11/23·23m 34s

Ask OTC: Harry Kane’s start in Germany, Benfica’s struggles, and Derek Rae’s favourite game

Why have Benfica struggled so much in Europe this season? How are FC Copenhagen managing to punch so far above their weight? And after more than 35 years behind the mic, what is the best individual performance Derek has ever commentated on?Dotun, Andy and iconic commentator Derek Rae tackle those questions and much more on today’s Ask OTC. Join us!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/11/23·25m 32s

A classic Der Klassiker

It’s been a big week in German football! Today, Dotun and Andy are joined by the legendary commentator and Bundesliga expert Derek Rae.Derek explains exactly why Edin Terzić is the right man for the Dortmund job despite a disastrous Der Klassiker. He also gives us insight into why Union Berlin fans love their manager, Urs Fischer, despite their difficult start to the season. Plus, Andy shares his experience of a famous night in Hamburg this week after Shakhtar beat Barcelona.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
09/11/23·48m 28s

Ask OTC: French fan culture, Europe’s next great manager, and a Faroese fairytale

Is Francesco Farioli Europe’s next exciting young manager? Is French football fan culture fundamentally broken? Will any of football’s next Ballon d’Or starlets achieve the reach of Messi and Ronaldo? And can Faroe Islands’ finest make it into the next round of the Europa Conference League?!Join Dotun, Lars and David as they answer all your questions!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/continent Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
03/11/23·25m 34s

We’re gonna win the league?

Real Madrid took control of La Liga this weekend, but could they win it without Jude Bellingham? Today, Dotun is joined by David Cartlidge and Lars Sivertsen to explain why Los Blancos might be too reliant on their star man.Elsewhere, the panel explain that Bayern need to start being Bayern if they have any chance of catching Bayer Leverkusen, while David explains why Inter Milan – and particularly Lautaro Martínez – have forgotten all about Romelu Lukaku.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/continent Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/11/23·41m 28s

OTC Special: Haaland, with Lars Sivertsen

On today’s bonus episode, Dotun and Andy are joined by our favourite Norwegian, Lars Sivertsen, to talk about many others’ favourite Norwegian: Erling Haaland!Lars’ new book ‘Haaland: The incredible story behind the world’s greatest striker’ is out this week, so he joined us to chat about his compatriot’s amazing story and how he went about writing the book. We discuss the sacrifices he made as a child to give him the best chances of success, his forensic approach to his career progression and how he’s since emerged as one of football’s most formidable forces.Buy a copy of the book: https://smarturl.it/HaalandLarsAsk us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.EXCLUSIVE NordVPN Deal ➼ https://nordvpn.com/continent Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
30/10/23·33m 12s

Ask OTC: Shock underachievers, Simeone's last shot and Roger Federer’s new club?

Dotun, Andy and Miguel Delaney dive into the mailbag for another round of Ask OTC - join us!We wonder how FC Basel have found themselves at the bottom of the Swiss league despite regular European jaunts, while Union Berlin and Benfica also disappoint domestically. Plus, will Diego Simeone find any more success at Atletico?Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
27/10/23·20m 24s

Less sexy, more successful

Dortmund had too much European experience for Newcastle but are they losing their famous identity?Today, Miguel Delaney joins Dotun and Andy to discuss that and explain why Serie A is poised to become Europe’s second best league behind the Premier League. Plus, Ajax and Lyon: are they really too big to be relegated?Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
26/10/23·50m 42s

Ask OTC: Managers on the edge, Philippe Clement’s Rangers revival, and what next for the Special One?

Dotun, Andy and Nicky Bandini open the floor to you lovely listeners once again, as we start with a look at some Euro 2024 dark horses. No Turkey, please Andy.We also wonder if Jose Mourinho will leave Roma at the end of the season - is that Antonio Conte lurking in the shadows? Plus, what can Rangers fans expect from Philippe Clement and we discuss how difficult it’s proved for footballers to publicly comment on the war in the Middle East.Ask a question for next week's show on socials: Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, or email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/10/23·22m 47s

Can Spallball save Italy?

Dotun and Andy are joined by Nicky Bandini to look back on an unhappy return to Wembley for the Azzurri – and a very tricky week for Italian football in general. While there are green shoots for Italy under Luciano Spalletti, the panel also discuss what awaits Sandro Tonali and Nicolò Zaniolo as an investigation into alleged betting breaches continues apace.Plus, we assess the reality behind Portugal’s incredible qualification campaign and look ahead to Real Madrid’s reunion with an old friend and a stunningly dysfunctional Sevilla side at the weekend!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
19/10/23·46m 25s

Ask OTC: Euro 2024 chances, a new Bundesliga title challenger, and Norwegian niggles

Dotun, Andy and Lars are back with more of your questions, as attentions turn to international football. We assess whose Euros hopes are dwindling and why Norway are proving less than the sum of their imperious parts.We don’t abandon club football entirely though, as we wonder whether Xabi Alonso can sustain a Leverkusen title charge and why Union Berlin are struggling in comparison to last season’s heroics.Follow us on socials: Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
13/10/23·19m 50s

That Don’t Impress Mourinho Much

Lars is back on the pod! And on the subject of returns, today he joins Dotun and Andy to discuss Romelu Lukaku’s Roma redemption. But can he save José Mourinho from the haters?Elsewhere, Andy thinks Germany’s trip to America could be good for Julian Nagelsmann – and not just because of his love for NFL – and the panel pays tribute to the amazing career of Eden Hazard.Ask us a question for tomorrow's Ask OTC on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/23·49m 57s

Ask OTC: Inter’s new look, Tuchel's old problems, and Lewis Ferguson at Bologna

What’s the future of Real Madrid’s left wing position? Are Inter the best team in the world bar Manchester City? Can Bayern Munich get over failing to sign Joao Palinha? And which Scot has Thiago Motta taken under his wing?Dotun, Andy and Nicky get to the bottom of those questions and much more!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
06/10/23·23m 52s

Bellingham rules The Continent

Is it too early to call Jude Bellingham the best player in Europe? Today, Dotun, Andy and Nicky consider that question and - after a dramatic night in the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium - discuss how far Napoli can go in Europe this season.Speaking of which, how far can Newcastle go in the Champions League? The panel evaluate the runners and riders in the group of death. Plus, Galatasaray’s enjoyable trip to hell!Ask us a question for tomorrow's Ask OTC on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
05/10/23·43m 40s

OTC Special: The Shakhtar Donetsk Story

Our very own Andy Brassell has written another book! Called ‘We Play On’, it’s all about Shakhtar Donetsk’s remarkable modern history – from being cast out of their original home in Donbas in 2014, to being bombed out of Ukraine altogether in 2022.Once flippantly dubbed ‘The Brazilian Colony’ for their history of bringing through Brazilian stars, Shakhtar is now a club for all of Ukraine. They are the country’s shining light on the European stage and a reminder of football’s power to provide hope in the darkest times. Dotun sits down with Andy to ask him more about Shakhtar’s story and his experience of telling it.You can buy a copy of ‘We Play On’ from Hachette here or find it in all good book shops!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
02/10/23·33m 23s

Ask OTC: Girona, Gattuso, and a trip to St Pauli

How have Girona rocketed to the top of La Liga? Why has Gennaro Gattuso taken the Marseille job? And a listener asks about their trip to St Pauli...Dotun, Andy and David tackle all that and more!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
29/09/23·22m 24s

Penaltygate at Napoli & what's wrong at Ajax?

Have you ever seen a player score a hat-trick over the space of four days? Today, Dotun and Andy are joined by David Cartlidge to discuss how unsavoury scenes during Ajax's loss to Feyenoord lead to maybe the world’s slowest hat-trick. They also ask: how do the Dutch giants escape this crisis?Plus, what’s happening with Victor Osimhen? Andy tells us that football clubs need to re-think the way they use social media after the recent treatment of Osimhen by Napoli’s official channels.Ask us a question for tomorrow's Ask OTC on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
28/09/23·46m 31s

Ask OTC: Fan power, André Onana, and Bayern’s Can Can

How did Marseille ultras force their new manager out? How can goalkeepers put mistakes behind them after André Onana’s tricky start at Man United? And why do Bayern Munich play that infuriating music?!Dotun and Andy are joined by Miguel Delaney to answer all that and more on this week’s Ask OTC!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
22/09/23·23m 52s

Who can breach the City-del?

Is Xavi at Barcelona basically just Roy Hodgson at Crystal Palace? Andy puts that to Dotun and Miguel Delaney on today’s show as they take a moment to celebrate João Félix’s excellent start at Barça under Xavi!And after the first round of Champions League fixtures, the lads try to work out who the biggest contenders are to Man City’s crown. Listen to find out why the answer might not be Bayern Munich or Real Madrid.Ask us a question for tomorrow's Ask OTC on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
21/09/23·43m 30s

OTC Reacts: Perfect start for PSG

The Parc des Princes is a stadium that’s used to hosting celebrities, so we sent Andy Brassell and Jonathan Johnson last night to record an episode of OTC Reacts after PSG vs Dortmund!How has Kylian Mbappe had his fastest start to a season despite off-field issues and what’s next for Borussia Dortmund? Andy and JJ answer all that and more!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
20/09/23·26m 0s

Ask OTC: Euro 2024 dark horses, is Eredivisie competitive, and Portuguese food!

Are Italy or Portugal potential dark horses at Euro 2024? Is the Eredivisie the league to watch this year? And how will Sandro Tonali be welcomed when he returns to Milan?Dotun, Andy and Nicky answer all these questions and more on today's show.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
15/09/23·22m 28s

Paul Pogba: What’s the story?

Paul Pogba has been provisionally suspended after submitting a positive drugs test. Today, Dotun and Andy are joined by Nicky Bandini to bring us up to speed with all the latest Pogba news and to assess where it’s all gone wrong for him since joining Juventus.Andy then explains how Thomas Müller played a key role in Germany beating France in their first game after Hansi Flick’s departure. Plus, the gang assess Jorge Mendes’ ever-growing control over European football after reports suggest that Gennaro Gattuso could be Lyon’s next manager.Ask us a question for tomorrow's Ask OTC on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
14/09/23·45m 59s

OTC Reacts: Hansi Flick is sacked by Germany!

Join Andy for a special OTC Reacts episode alongside Bundesliga reporter Archie Rhind-Tutt!Germany boss Hansi Flick barely had time to bid Auf Wiedersehen before he got das boot after a humbling loss to Japan at the weekend. Andy and Archie look into the structural problems at the DFB and ask if they can turn things around ahead of their home Euros next summer. Could Jürgen Klopp be the perfect replacement?!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/09/23·22m 25s

Ask OTC: Getafe’s disgrace, Jude Mania, and Simeone the miracle-worker

How has Mason Greenwood’s transfer to Getafe been received in Spain as the Luis Rubiales scandal accelerates? Why is no one talking about Atlético Madrid’s financial troubles? Is Jude Bellingham achieving something Cristiano Ronaldo never could in Madrid? And after a week of refereeing controversy in England, how are the laws changing in Europe?Dotun, Andy and David take on all those questions in today’s Ask OTC!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
08/09/23·26m 25s

Never greet your heroes?

Dotun and Andy roll out the red carpet for the return of Sevilla’s most famous son… in David Cartlidge. And we’ve got some juicy stuff to get into on today’s episode!We delve into why Sergio Ramos hasn’t got the hero’s welcome he thought was guaranteed back in Seville. Plus, Napoli refuse to do the dance with their Georgian gem, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, and we wonder if Didier Deschamps will stumble on a new recipe for success when PSG’s young guns arrive for international duty.Ask us a question for tomorrow's Ask OTC on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
07/09/23·44m 43s

Ask OTC: Everton’s new striker, Turkey’s big spenders, and players desperate for a move

Happy Deadline Day to all those that celebrate it! Miguel Delaney joins Dotun and Andy to answer all of your questions.How good will Beto be for Everton? What happened to Ryan Gravenberch at Bayern Munich? And with the Romelu Lukaku saga over, we discuss the other players on the continent who are desperate to find a new club.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
01/09/23·27m 29s

Emperor Romelu

“Rome would go crazy for Romelu Lukaku!” That's what Nicky Bandini told us last week, and didn’t it just? Today Dotun, Andy and Miguel Delaney discuss José Mourinho and Lukaku’s “second marriage of convenience” and whether it will really work out for all parties.They also discuss La Liga and explore why kids are now dominating a league that was once ruled by the Galácticos. And after protests around Patrick Vieira's Strasbourg, Dotun asks Miguel and Andy how multi-club ownership is set to affect the future of football.Make sure to join us tomorrow for 'Ask OTC' where we'll answer all your burning questions!Find us on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
31/08/23·50m 8s

Ask OTC: Chaos at Lyon, Europe’s redemption king, and Liverpool’s new leader?

Is Wataru Endō an improvement on Jordan Henderson and Fabinho? Can Laurent Blanc last much longer at Lyon? And who is about to reignite their career on the continent in a big way - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Christian Pulisic, or Charles De Ketelaere?Listen to Dotun, Andy and Nicky to find out the answers to all that and much more!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
25/08/23·29m 6s

The Great German Bake Off

Happy Birthday to the Bundesliga! Today, Dotun, Andy and Nicky are on hand to celebrate 60 years of the German top flight by asking whether it’s definitely a sure thing that Bayern will win the league, and if not, who is best placed to spoil their party.Meanwhile, in Italy, Nicky explains why Romelu Lukaku moving to Roma could be better for the Romans than people think, and we also get an update from France as Andy cast doubts over PSG's ability to win the Champions League, despite the return of Kylian Mbappé. Hit that subscribe button!Make sure to join us tomorrow for 'Ask OTC' where we'll answer all your burning questions!Find us on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/08/23·54m 13s

Ask OTC: European fan culture, Nicolò Zaniolo’s chances of success, and where next for David de Gea?

Dotun, Andy and David Cartlidge are back to coast through more continental correspondence, as transfers continue to rumble along across both sides of the Channel.We wonder where David de Gea can realistically end up after past dreams of Madrid appear to be dashed. We also ask if Nicolò Zaniolo’s previous European seasons have prepared him for Aston Villa and we discuss just why European football fan culture is so special.Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
18/08/23·24m 53s

Hala Jude

Jude Bellingham’s La Liga debut was so impressive that Real Madrid are even amazed at how good he is. Today, Dotun, Andy and David are on hand to celebrate that and also question why Barcelona seemed so surprised by Getafe’s gamesmanship when the two teams met at the weekend.We also cast a few doubts over whether the signing of Harry Kane is enough to paper over the cracks at Bayern Munich, as Andy claims that Kane won’t win anything at Bayern while Thomas Tuchel’s in charge. You heard it here first...Make sure to join us tomorrow for 'Ask OTC' where we'll answer all your burning questions!Find us on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
17/08/23·48m 44s

Ask OTC: Who's got a title race, Lopetegui’s next move, and Europe’s dark horses

Welcome to Ask OTC, where our panel tackle your questions from the week in European football!In our inaugural episodes, Dotun, Andy and Nicky discuss which league in Europe is most likely to enjoy a proper title race this season (a lot of 'em, it turns out!) and reflect on some of the continent’s early dark horses - with plenty of love for Atalanta especially. Plus, why Khvicha Kvaratskhelia needs to play less like a Venetian and there’s even time to help one listener plan their football trip to Milan!Ask us a question on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.For ad-free shows, head over to our Patreon and subscribe: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/08/23·23m 21s

Why Bayern NEED Harry Kane

We start the season with some breaking news: Bayern have agreed a deal with Spurs for Harry Kane. Dotun, Andy and Nicky are on hand to explain why this deal is absolutely vital for Bayern Munich. More so than it is for Kane, seemingly.Elsewhere, Andy explains how PSG seem to be carrying on with the Mbappé project - without Kylian Mbappé - and Nicky updates us on José Mourinho's latest antics, including a lovely passive aggressive attempt to persuade Roma to buy a new striker.Make sure to join us tomorrow for 'Ask OTC' where we'll answer all your burning questions! Find us on Twitter, Instagram and TikTok, and email us here: otc@footballramble.com.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/08/23·46m 48s

Trailer: On The Continent – 2023/24

Your one stop shop for all things European football. Join Dotun Adebayo, Andy Brassell and the best European football journalists around every Thursday for On The Continent, where we'll bring you the can't-miss stories from Europe's biggest leagues, as well as all the post-match reaction from the Champions League.Plus, join us every Friday for 'Ask OTC' where we'll answer all your burning questions!New episodes from Thursday 10th August. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
24/07/23·2m 24s
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