Football Ramble

Football Ramble

By Stakhanov

In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world—as well as a shared inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then, the boys have come a very long way: from a best-selling book to sold out live shows.


Now, joined by Jules Breach, Kate Mason, Andy Brassell and Vithushan Ehantharajah, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Friday. Lend us your ears and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest stories from the Premier League and all around Europe, all with an eye for both the sublime and the ridiculous.

Episodes

Sheffield United surpass Derby, Man United’s mist opportunity, and Jamaica are coming for you

Kate, Andy and Pete are here to look back on a momentous night for Sheffield United and a very, very boozy one for Chris Wilder. There sadly won’t be the same jubilant scenes in Ghana, as we check in with the church of Paul McGrath. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace vs Man United was so bad even Mother Nature tried to conceal it from our eyes.We also discuss Jamaica’s incredible swoop for talent, while in advertising news, Rangers turn to bitcoin and there’s a turmeric up for the books at Swansea. There will be fewer puns on the show, promise.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/2142m 21s

Wolverhampton Possums struggle, Chris Sutton’s help for referees, and TikTok tactics

Pep Guardiola’s team-branded outerwear has kept him warm throughout Man City’s victorious charge through England’s wintery “hell” – and last night they won again, obviously.Kate, Vish and Jim are here to ask why Wolves didn’t simply play dead and hoped to come away with a draw, before sounding the Dwight Gayle alarm over at Newcastle. We also get into Chris Sutton’s plans to save refereeing, some delightful digs from Victor Moses and Antonio Conte taking his tactics board to Instagram. Bizarre!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/2137m 3s

Southampton draw another blank, Barcelona spice, and Mr Blobby bids for 2030

JWP’s not firing, Southampton need KWP back, and DCL wreaks some havoc. Jules, Luke and Pete cast their eyes over some airport codes and another drab display for the Saints.Thankfully, Barcelona brought plenty of spice yesterday, as some club VIPs have reportedly been arrested for paying a company to disparage current and former players online. Més que un club ’n all that.We also check in with the Paul Lambert horror movie and muse on who could front the UK and Ireland’s bid for the 2030 World Cup.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/03/2148m 20s

Arsenal turn the boat around, Gareth Bale’s redemption, and a sly Big Sam grin

Marcus, Jim and Vish are here with just enough time to bid Sam Allardyce farewell, seeing as West Brom will need to sack him before registering another home league win. Sorry, Big Sam, them’s the stats. Elsewhere, we got a nostalgic reminder of safer times across the rest of the weekend’s action, with both Willian and Gareth Bale looking more like their old selves. Then, Man City reminded us of their previous recent selves with yet another win, and we hear from a listener who is related to Portuguese football royalty! Vai!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/03/2146m 53s

The Preview Show: Liverpool search for a spark, a rejuvenated Alan Pardew, and Mino Raiola’s charm offensive

Marcus, Luke and Andy settle in after the Europa League’s usual mix of the good, bad and ugly to look ahead to some tasty Premier League ties. Join us for The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Ahead of a tricky test at Chelsea on Sunday, Man United gave some young players more minutes last night – the rest of the academy went to Lee Sharpe’s for a 2000-person BBQ. Liverpool and West Brom desperately need a win from their respective matches, though Big Sam thinks he’ll just coast into another job soon enough. And speaking of coasting, Alan Pardew has opened up about swapping relegation battles for royal rumbles over at CSKA Sofia.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/2155m 3s

Dele recycles the bicycle, Pep’s sparkly cape, and the art of Mike Ashley’s deal

As it turned out, the main sparkle in Man City’s autonomous win over Borussia Mönchengladbach could be found on the sidelines. Kate, Luke and Pete are here to give Pep Guardiola’s ghastly jacket the kicking it truly deserves.Spurs also continued their leisurely stroll into the last sixteen of the Europa League with another win over Wolfsberger – even Dele Alli and Gareth Bale scored some nice ones! Elsewhere, we look into some sickening details behind the ongoing construction of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and get the inside scoop on Mike Ashley’s boardroom battles.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/2146m 3s

Another Olivier Giroud beauty, Southampton continue to struggle, and yet more football documentaries

Despite VAR’s best efforts, parkour enthusiast Olivier Giroud took a break from his modelling to score an absolute worldie in last night’s Champions League. Kate, Jim and Andy are here to revel in the beauty of the man and his goal.Elsewhere, we rue Jamail Musiala’s decision to represent Germany rather than our brave boys - when have those serial winners ever even won anything? We also check out Everton’s new waterfront home and pick through the swathes of football documentaries coming to screens (and Andy’s nightmares) very soon.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/2139m 42s

Roy Hodgson the robber, Zlatan's longest summer, and Joey Barton’s army

Like a wise old panther used to a heist or two, Roy the Boy comes away from the Amex with all three points. Vish and Pete have the unenviable task of trying to restrain Jules on today’s Ramble!We look back at the smouldering wreckage last night but also look ahead to better times: being together in the summer, sharing in England’s latest catastrophe and listening to Zlatan Ibrahimović’s concert while our eardrums bleed. Lovely. Elsewhere, we check in with Sunderland’s new infant owner and some concerning developments in Bristol where Barton is mobilising an army…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/02/2145m 58s

A momentous Merseyside victory, West Ham dance on, and the Liberal Lefties' Great Escape

It seems Duncan Ferguson’s chaotic Ying and Carlo Ancelotti’s ice-cool Yang is the perfect recipe for a historic derby win for Everton. What a result for the Toffees!Marcus, Vish and Jim are here with more news from the Barclays, as Man City win again and Fulham are snapping at Newcastle’s heels. Elsewhere, Jesse Lingard’s relentless vibes keep the West Ham party going, Ryan Shawcross swaps Stoke for Miami and Bristol is braced for a brutal war between Nigel Pearson and Joey Barton. Ouch.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/02/2148m 30s

The Preview Show: Spurs unzip their pockets, the target on Jordan Pickford’s gloves, and football’s most outrageous ban

After a quick whip around the remaining European action, we look ahead to a proper spicy weekend of Premier League football on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Marcus, Vish and Luke wonder whether The Punisher (Gareth Bale) will start against West Ham, as cool cat José Mourinho has started hanging out with the youngsters. Elsewhere, Jurgen Klopp has been stoking the fires ahead of the Merseyside derby, Arsenal dive for cover from another Man City missile and we hear the glorious tale of Europe’s answer to fake footballer extraordinaire, Carlos Kaiser. Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/2157m 52s

Man City do their parents proud, Fulham run into a strong jaw, and van Gaal defends his honour

Like an Ehantharajah PE lesson, everyone’s abandoned the title race and pitched up in the beer garden.Marcus, Andy and Vish react to Man City’s latest cruel display, which had our favourite football tactics pervert purring over Bernardo Silva. Elsewhere, Fulham’s optimism was ground down at Burnley and we take a closer look at how Dyche deals with snakes in the dressing room (it’s absolutely brutal). There’s also news of the former Juventus defender who has reportedly been arrested for a very unique post-retirement activity. And speaking of retirement, Louis van Gaal has vigorously defended his honour in a very strongly-worded email. Probably a bit late for that, mate.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/2145m 55s

Liverpool get back to their roots, a marvellous Kylian Mbappé hat-trick, and Norwich City dial into the matrix

A lads’ trip to Budapest looks to have done the trick for Liverpool’s knackered squad, as they swept aside RB Leipzig and a peculiarly underdressed Julian Nagelsmann last night. Kate, Luke and Pete are here to settle back into that comfy armchair on today’s episode of the Ramble - join us!We also marvel at the imperious Kylian Mbappé, whose classy hat-trick left the Barcelona defence berating each other and Ronald Koeman scratching his weary head. We also wonder how social media companies can dutifully protect footballers after James McClean’s recent comments and look into Norwich City’s latest purchase: the SoccerBot360. It’s basically Fifa ’98 on a fence.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/2144m 38s

It’s Timo time, David Moyes tickles our fancy, and National League chaos

Steve Bruce insisted that nothing about Newcastle’s approach would change without Callum Wilson – and seeing how they underwhelmed and lost handsomely, perhaps he’s right… Jules, Jim and Andy are here after Chelsea’s clock finally struck Timo Time and David Moyes cast out those poor Sheffield United souls, thus making them available for his next doomed voyage. Elsewhere, there’s chaos in the National League, a recent Chester FC Zoom chat took a saucy turn and the Champions League is back! Though Neymar, predictably, is not.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/02/2149m 40s

Man City pummel Spurs, Liverpool get a karate kick in the teeth, and Keggy turns 70

Like wee Willie Johnston, Man City have got their foot on the Premier League’s windpipe and they’re not taking it off.Kate, Jim and Pete cast their eyes over an incredibly aesthetically appeasing weekend of football, ruined only by Fernandes’ dirty little shinned volley.Elsewhere, Alisson meets his new teammate, Kevin Keegan blows out the candles and Martin Tyler comes up with his own breathy rendition of Chocolate Rain.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/02/2148m 13s

The Preview Show: Chelsea get the job done, Spurs enter the lions’ den, and Jamie Vardy returns

With the latest round of FA Cup fixtures sorted, we turn our attention to this weekend’s Premier League action on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Marcus, Luke and Jim wonder if Spurs will have some commemorative lanyards made should they get a result against Man City. We’ll also see the long-awaited rematch between Ezgjan Alioski and Nicolas Pépé at the Emirates - a game which the polite hosts will almost certainly lose - before the Prodigal Son returns home. That’s right, Brendy Rodgers is heading back to Anfield with a gleeful Jamie Vardy in tow!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/2157m 9s

King Carlo’s still got it, Man City march relentlessly on, and Brighton get frozen out

One night there’s none of that Cup Magic™️, the next we’re swimming in it! Marcus, Andy and Vish dust themselves off after that 9-goal humdinger at Goodison Park and settle in for a new episode of the Football Ramble - join us!Elsewhere in the FA Cup, Man City press pause on the Jaws soundtrack as they continue to swim away from everyone else – but Andy’s still not convinced about their Champions League chances. We also thank Kelechi Iheanacho for doing everyone a favour by avoiding extra-time in Leicester vs Brighton, while Yaya Touré has begun his managerial journey in Ukraine!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/2142m 34s

More FA Cup malaise, some Neil Warnock pleasantries, and a toaster from Melwood

Jules, Luke and Vish are here off the back of two of the least interesting cup ties imaginable - where was that Magic™️?! Donny van de Beek struggled on as Man United laboured past West Ham, while Burnley just about got their team sheet submitted in time before losing to Bournemouth. Thankfully, Neil Warnock provided some sparkle by hurling abuse from the sideline of a Middlesbrough U23s match. Meanwhile, Liverpool auctioned off various sofas and signed Roy Hodgson photos from their old training ground. Who says the magic has faded from football?Search 'Football Ramble' on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/2149m 46s

Patrick Bamford hits the century, lockdown advice from Max Kruse, and could Harry Redknapp go round again?

Like many of his Leeds United teammates, Patrick Bamford continues to settle nicely into the Premier League routine - and he’s now scored 100 career goals! Marcus, Pete and Andy are here to celebrate this milestone after Leeds’ win over Crystal Palace.Elsewhere, some old school André-Pierre Gignac flavour helped Tigres to their first Club World Cup final, where they should face Bayern Munich - if their plane ever takes off from Brandenburg airport. Meanwhile, AFC Bournemouth’s caretaker boss Jonathan Woodgate fired up the Knapp signal and Max Kruse dishes out the usual footballers’ advice over on his Clubhouse account.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/02/2143m 10s

Man City distinguish themselves, Everton salvage a point, and Steve Bruce’s Alright Job

Kate, Jim and Pete are here with a title race postmortem after Man City’s hugely impressive win at Anfield put further distance between themselves and the chasing pack. Unsuprisingly, Roy Keane was full of that reserved, constructive criticism we’ve come to expect from him after those bizarre Alisson errors. We also look over some other goalfests from this weekend’s action, as Duncan Ferguson’s bear hugs injured several Everton players and Newcastle clung on to the three points that an emotionally battered Southampton tried to prize from their hands. It could be worse for Southampton, mind: we also hear of one Brazilian forward who has received an eight-game ban for whipping out a particular celebration...Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/02/2144m 34s

The Preview Show: Mourinho’s poor jobby, Bruce readies the cannon, and big Phil Jones is back

Where else to start other than in Scotland, where a Hamilton commentator set a new gold standard for football broadcasting this week.Thankfully, Marcus, Andy and Luke are taking no such liberties on today’s Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! We talk about the fallout from Spurs’ defeat to Chelsea where there are big questions for Mourinho. But do we deserve an answer?Elsewhere, Bruce takes his cue and readies Andy Carroll and a deep defensive block for the visit of Southampton. Plus, we bid a fond farewell to Marcos Rojo and reacquaint ourselves with an old friend.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/02/2156m 7s

The Seagulls are soaring, J-Lingz returns, and Sean Dyche’s lookey-likeys

Despite another inevitable defeat at the hands of Man City, Sean Dyche showed he is really full of surprises yesterday. Presumably he’s also full of Croydon salad, too.Jules, Jim and Vish react to Brighton’s latest scalp, as Dan Burn ushers in a new era of incredibly lanky wingers. We also take stock of J-Lingz’s triumphant return - who better act fast if he doesn't want to lose his clothing and pistachio deals to the 8-year-old in Santos who has signed with Nike. Yep, the game’s gone.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/2147m 47s

Southampton have done it again, Sheffield United begin the climb, and Arsenal fully lose the plot

Oh dear, Southampton fans. Not only did your team ship nine goals for the second season in a row, but a delighted Luke Moore is on today’s show. He’s joined by Kate and Pete to pick through the startling, smouldering rubble left behind at Old Trafford.There were some other chaotic results in last night’s Premier League action, as Sheffield United began the long and daunting climb to safety while David Luiz left his grubby, predictable paw prints all over Arsenal’s bizarre loss at Wolves. Speaking of bizarre, André Villas-Boas' reign at Marseille has come to a salty end - is he lining himself up for the Newcastle job? We hope so.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/2145m 34s

Newcastle miss out on Neymar, Liverpool sign some cover, and Michael Owen saves the world

A flurry of late transfers rounded off what was a much quieter Deadline Day than usual. Join Kate, Andy and Pete to take stock of the window’s movers and shakers, as Newcastle missed out on Neymar and had to settle for Joe Willock instead.Liverpool did sign some much needed defensive cover, as Schalke’s Ozan Kabak and Preston North End’s Ben Davies join their depleted ranks. We also reminisce about some delightful pettiness from Jesé, hear of Antonio Cassano’s sugary cravings and celebrate Michael Owen’s new role in the global effort against the pandemic. Well done, Michael, they’re thirteen.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/02/2145m 0s

Newcastle bounce back, Thomas Tuchel has takeoff, and an emotional title win in Brazil

Marcus, Jim and Vish cast their eyes over an all right weekend of football which fortunately threw in a funny named Dutch striker and some goals.Newcastle get the lift they needed with a European Cup triumph, but Bruce is already flying high with all his fan mail. Elsewhere, Tuchel bagged his first win, but can’t hug Werner into goalscoring form, while over at Leeds everyone's included in Papa Bielsa's warm embrace. Especially Kalvin Phillips, though - apparently he’s free to marry both his daughters.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/02/2149m 29s

Football Ramble x Jameson: Nights Worth Waiting For

In case you missed it, join Marcus Speller and Pete Donaldson for a very special episode of the Football Ramble, where we’re joined by comedian and host of The Last Leg, Alex Brooker!Thanks to Jameson, we’re here to look ahead to football’s full return and things we can’t wait to get back to. We imagine getting back in full stadiums and sharing those fleeting moments of pure magic, and wonder what aspects of football we’d change upon its full return: watching England games in the bath? Hot water bottles free for every match-going fan? Listen in to find out!What are your nights that are worth waiting for? Let us know! Tweet us @FootballRamble and @Jameson_uk using #JoinIn, and we’ll read out our favourite responses on a future episode with Jameson.Join in!This episode was sponsored by Jameson.Whether you like your Jameson with ginger ale, on the rocks, or in a cocktail, pour out a glass and toast the return of those nights worth waiting for.The good times will come again and we’ll share them with Jameson.18+ please drink responsibly - for more information, head to ​drinkaware.co.uk​.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/01/2139m 39s

The Preview Show: Liverpool find their groove, a relegation six-pointer, and sweet nothings from Paolo Maldini

Is there anything you wouldn’t do if Paolo Maldini phoned up and asked? Marcus, Vish and Luke push that question to its moral edge on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!We also look ahead to another crammed weekend of Premier League football, as Liverpool look to follow up an impressive win against Spurs and West Brom and Fulham face off in a relegation humdinger. There’s even time to check in with some members of the British Managers Club™️, as hovercraft captain David Moyes looks to improve his scouting options and Sam Allardyce looks to sign literally anybody.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/2158m 40s

Sheffield United plot their Great Escape, some Thomas Tuchel good vibes, and a vintage Sean Dyche performance

Sheffield United are now just one win away from matching Derby’s unwanted Premier League record – but we’re dreaming bigger. Marcus, Andy and Pete are here to look over the first draft of plans for Chris Wilder’s Great Escape. Coming soon to an empty stadium near you.Elsewhere in last night’s Premier League, Thomas Tuchel’s stunt double gesticulated wildly from the sideline as Chelsea began their new era with a 0-0 draw. We pore over that, praise another impressive win for Burnley and celebrate a wild Gareth Southgate sighting!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/2148m 27s

David Moyes on a hovercraft, another battering for West Brom, and a Welsh legend departs

We can only assume that “genius” doesn’t mean what Pep Guardiola thinks it does, after Man City heartlessly battered Big Sam’s struggling West Brom. Marcus, Vish and Jim are here to pick up the pieces after that demolition on today’s episode of the Ramble!Elsewhere, there is due praise reserved for West Ham manager and hovercraft captain David Moyes, as they move up to fourth on the back of yet more unsung brilliance. We also check in on two of the game’s defending stalwarts - as a Russian activist tried to disguise himself as Daniel Agger and Welsh legend Ashley Williams hangs up his boots - before picking through Newcastle’s latest underwhelming performance.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/2146m 24s

Frank Lampard’s tenure ends, a mixed night for Gareth Bale, and Mick McCarthy’s back from the beach

The uncertainty around Frank Lampard’s future has finally cleared. The club legend was sacked yesterday amidst a poor run of form and ominous signs in the dressing room. Kate, Luke and Andy are here to look over a tenure that offered encouraging signs initially, but seems now to only have been a temporary solution.Elsewhere, José Mourinho’s duet with Gareth Ainsworth didn’t go as planned after their 4-1 win, one that flattered a misfiring Tottenham side. We also celebrate Mick McCarthy’s triumphant return from faraway lands, get the lowdown from Andy on Martin Ødegaard and hear some of the best distractions shouted at opposition players.What’s the weirdest thing you’ve heard someone shout at an opposition player to put them off? Let us know: email show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/01/2148m 56s

Man United edge out a thriller, freaky desires at Man City, and Newcastle continue to plummet

It seems this weekend’s Magic of The Cup™️ was all crammed into a cracking game at Old Trafford, with Man United edging out Liverpool thanks to more Bruno Fernandes wizardry. Jules, Jim and Pete are here to revel in that glorious game and look across the rest of the weekend’s results, as Man City beat a spirited Cheltenham Town and Southampton knocked out holders Arsenal. Away from the FA Cup, Newcastle maintained their alarming slide down the table and Fenerbahçe are seemingly crowdfunding Mesut Özil’s wages, because that’s just the world we live in now…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/01/2143m 46s

The Preview Show: The Anfield spell is broken, Wolves’ pitch peeves, and the big boys' trip to Cheltenham

Kate, Luke and Andy are here to sniff out some of that Magic of The Cup™️ on today’s episode of the Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Liverpool travel to Man United for round two of this season’s most boring rivalry, after Jürgen Klopp survived a prickly encounter with a gleeful Sean Dyche last night. We also wonder how two Davids will fare against their respective Goliaths, as Cheltenham Town host Man City and Chorley face Wolves on their terrifying pitch of doom. Oh, and this summer’s multi-venue Euro 2020 is in jeopardy - because of course it is.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/01/2159m 19s

Paul Pogba’s pool parties, Dean Smith’s raging fury, and Michail Antonio’s santa sorrows

We barely had time to take in last night’s intriguing game at Craven Cottage, as we were too busy looking at the plans for Fulham’s new stand. Wayne Lineker’s packing his speedos as we speak…Jules, Luke and Jim are here to look over a right humdinger between Man United and Fulham, as well as Man City’s slightly bizarre victory over Aston Villa and an infuriated Dean Smith. We also hear of Pelé’s plan to wrestle back his goalscoring record from Cristiano Ronaldo and Michail Antonio’s honest assessment of his Christmas Lamborghini crash. Ahh, footballers and their things.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/01/2149m 58s

James Maddison walks the walk, David Moyes dares to dream, and cryptocurrency transfers

Despite Leicester creeping towards the fabled verge, James Maddison was quick to pour blackcurrant cordial over the fires of their title challenge after a cracking win against Chelsea. Join Kate, Vish and Pete as we revel in another dose of that Brendan Rodgers magic!West Ham piled more misery on Big Sam with their win over West Brom last night, which left David Moyes dreaming and Vish lighting the official ‘Michail Antonio for the Euros’ beacon. We also hear of football’s first transfer funded entirely by bitcoin - Michael Owen was not involved - as well as Diego Costa WhatsApping his CV and wage demands to every manager in the land.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2144m 24s

Mesut Özil bids farewell, Steve Bruce’s unanswered questions, and Fizzer keeps the roof blazin’

Marcus, Vish and Andy are here to say their heartfelt goodbyes to a few stalwarts of English Football and look over the entirely expected and underwhelming spectacle that was Arsenal 3-0 Newcastle. First on the plane is Mesut Özil, who closes off his messy final chapter at Arsenal with his expected move to Fenerbahçe. We wonder how he'll be remembered at Arsenal, who cast further doubt over Steve Bruce’s masterplan at Newcastle last night. There’s also time to party in the city where the heat is on, as Phil Neville’s on South Beach until the break of dawn: he’s taking charge of Inter Miami! Danny Drinkwater and Jack Wilshere also look for new starts at Kasımpaşa and Bournemouth respectively.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/01/2142m 2s

Man United and Liverpool share the spoils, another sneaky Leicester victory, and a vital win for Big Sam

The wildly hyped clash at the top of the table failed to deliver much excitement, with both Man United and Liverpool happy with a point apiece. Marcus, Pete and Jim are here to round up that game as well as a load more Premier League action on today’s episode of the Ramble - join us! Elsewhere, Leicester crept back towards the verge with a win at Southampton and West Brom got a vital win over struggling Wolves. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also recounts Pep Guardiola’s emotional departure from Bayern, while Steve Bruce insists the gloves are off and he’s “doing it his way” – which makes us wonder exactly whose (infuriating) way it’s been up to this point…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/01/2148m 36s

The Preview Show: A titanic title tussle, war in West London, and Brendan Rodgers’ secret recipe

We’ve got ourselves a proper title race! Join Marcus, Luke and Jim to assess the runners and riders on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway.Sunday’s Liverpool vs Man United will be a huge game for everyone except Jason McAteer, who is currently fronting the latest media assault on Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s boys. Elsewhere, Leicester have been having a jolly old time of late, with Jamie Vardy pausing his Ibiza plans for some of Brendan Rodgers’ trust workshops. We also hear some alarming revelations from Mark Clattenburg and bid a fond farewell to Chelsea stalwart Lucas Piazon, who left the club after one league appearance in a decade.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/01/2156m 55s

Good vs Evil ends all square, Phil Foden lives every hour for football, and Skynet take over Burnley

José Mourinho had a few things to be angry about after Spurs drew with a spirited Fulham side, chief among which was Scott Parker’s team selection. That’s right, José is seemingly trying to pick the opposition's team as well as his own.Kate, Andy and Luke are here to question that strategy, before looking over Man City’s latest win on their march up the table. There’s also ample time given to the machines’ gradual takeover of football, as robot pandas invade the Chinese second division and cyborgs slot in at Burnley. Will Marcus Moore finally get a game up top for the Clarets?Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/01/2146m 40s

Man United reach the summit, Newcastle hit rock bottom, and an Uncle Avram update

Join Marcus, Vish and Pete to look back on a huge night in the Premier League! That’s right: Ryan Fraser has officially become the shortest player ever to be sent off in Prem history. And Man United did something or other. Elsewhere, Chris Wilder plans a lovely night in with his wife after the Blades’ wait comes to an end. It was another car crash for Brucey, but it’s all right: David Ginola has stated his intention to come and save the day.Plus, a particularly hazardous edition of Portmantonio Conte and news that Uncle Avram could be returning to Stamford Bridge.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/2144m 59s

West Ham’s dazzling display, Mesut Özil reveals nothing, and King Kazu soldiers on

Marcus, Andy and Pete are here to round off the FA Cup proper, as West Ham laboured past Stockport while Mike Dean and Mark Noble stared pensively into the night sky together. Blissful scenes.Elsewhere, Mesut Özil’s Twitter exposé didn’t tell us much, apart from revealing his unquestionably legitimate beef with Petr Cech. We also look at how Royston Drenthe and Edgar Davids are getting on in their current jobs and celebrate King Kazu’s latest contract extension! That’s right, the Yokohama FC legend has signed a new deal ahead of his 54th birthday - Pete Donaldson is, of course, absolutely ecstatic.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/01/2145m 50s

Crawley saunter into the next round, Marine’s dream ends, and Bovril vs Skips

Crawley Town had their eyes firmly on The Narrative this weekend, as they rounded off a comprehensive win over Premier League entertainers Leeds by bringing on a reality TV star for his debut. And who says the magic of the Cup is gone?!Jules, Jim and Vish are here to round up the rest of the weekend’s FA Cup action, as non-league Chorley brushed aside Derby County's kids and Aston Villa’s academy put on an impressive display against Liverpool. We also saw supervillain Carlos Vinicius raise the council tax in the Merseyside area, Big Sam’s struggles continue and a Brighton fan up a tree in Newport.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/01/2150m 41s

The Preview Show: Marine welcome Spurs, Pep’s WhatsApp beef, and West Ham strike again

Marcus, Luke and Andy are here for The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! It’s the FA Cup 3rd round - just about. We rejoice in the things we love about it: balls sailing into people’s gardens, Matt wrecking ball Rhead, and dreams of swatting aside a bunch of youth players drafted in at the last minute. We look ahead to the pick of the bunch - Marine vs Spurs - where Mourinho might have a special invitation while nearby residents could have a very much uninvited ball smashing in through their window. Detective Speller also investigates Pep’s WhatsApp beef with his Spain teammates, and the Dildo Brothers have pulled off another masterstroke in the transfer window. Plus, Spel Brasico. Jump aboard!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/01/2158m 3s

Man City battle to another final, Mick McCarthy packs his suitcase, and a royal rumble in Antwerp

Kate, Luke and Vish look back on last night’s Manchester derby, where Pep’s City Rollers (one for the youngsters) cruised to a fourth straight League Cup final.But while Pep and John Stones got dizzy on that sweet, sweet Carabao, it was an all too familiar sinking feeling for Man United and Vish in his bedroom fort. We also pay homage to Mick McCarthy after his latest sacking at APOEL Nicosia - and even more so to poor Jack Byrne. But it’s all good, because Fizzer has been head-hunted for an ambiguous “role” at Inter Miami. And, of course, we address the giant, Belgian elephant in the room and give our assessment of the most unorthodox attempt to secure a transfer we have ever seen.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/01/2144m 3s

Spurs march on to Wembley, Sergio Ramos stirs the pot (again), and halibut histories

Spurs are through and José Ron Mourinho has done it again! Jules, Vish and Pete look back on a historic night for Spurs - one which briefly hung in the balance before VAR screwed Ivan To-knee and Son Heung-min did his usual ruthless business.Meanwhile, the Pandora’s Box that is the January transfer window has been lifted and Sergio Ramos has taken his cue. But while he goes fishing for a fresh new contract, we find out about the Norwegian footballer who has genuinely given it all up to become a halibut farmer. We also doff our caps to the great Colin Bell after the Man City legend sadly passed away yesterday.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/2146m 3s

Southampton best Klopp’s men, the Raymond Domenech circus, and Thomas Müller’s sperm factory

We have a title race people. Maybe. Kate, Jim and Andy look back on last night’s action, as Southampton set Man United pulses racing and a teary Alpine Klopp reached new heights. Elsewhere, once Kate grasped the concept of FIFA, there's more glorious football video game glitches and nostalgia (especially for goal machine Brian Plank). The gang also turn to Europe, where Raymond Domenech got a nasty surprise at his first Nantes training session. We also ask: who wants to become a sperm millionaire? Thomas Müller, that’s who.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/01/2144m 11s

Man City school Lampard, Son hits a century and Ronaldo vs Bean Dad

Marcus, Jim and Pete look back on a weekend packed with Premier League happenings!Man City put on a lamps out performance at Stamford Bridge which left everyone reeling - their own keeper most of all. But while Chelsea piss away their title chances, over in the midlands Arsenal just about resist the temptation to make yellow snow and demolish Big Sam’s men. Elsewhere, José was left feeling hard done by after Reguilón left his Christmas piglet. But over in Brazil Neymar had a quiet night in on New Year's Eve and left his underground nightclub untouched. There’s also news of a dog’s escapades in Bolivia and we ask who is the better father: Cristiano Ronaldo or Bean Dad?Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/01/2149m 58s

The Best of the Football Ramble 2020

To round off the year, we're looking back on some of our favourite moments from this year's Football Ramble! Sure, it's been a horrendous year for many but we've had a great laugh making the show every day and hope you've had a cracking time listening in - thanks so much for your support throughout 2020.On today's Best Of episode we return to the dizzy heights of Neil Warnock's carefully planned BBQs, Jules' dislike of a rug and the infamous debut of the Carrot Eating Challenge. We even dip back into the archives and revel in some horrendous lockdown nonsense, as Gerard Butler gets an absolute pasting on Pete's Film Club.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/12/2043m 7s

The Preview Show: Arsenal hide from Diego Costa at the Hawthorns, the Man United tribute act rolls on, and Santos foil Messi

Welcome to a brand spanking new edition of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Marcus, Luke and Jim look ahead to Arteta and Allardyce’s royal rumble, after Leeds give West Brom a cautious thrashing and Romaine Sawyers jeopardises his place in the St Kitts and Nevis squad. We also turn a horrified gaze to a certain Diego Costa galloping onto the horizon.Manchester United pulled off another smash and grab ahead of their clash with Aston Villa, but Louis van Gaal hasn’t been much impressed (and that’s the real quiz). Plus, the Association of Researchers and Historians of Santos FC assemble…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/12/201h 3m

The Festive Ramble Extravaganza! (Part 2)

We've had a nap and cleared the plates, so it's time to break out the board games and cram some leftovers into a sandwich: it's round two of the Ramble Christmas party!Jules, Luke, Jim and Vish are in the festive mood today as we discuss helping our families with the Christmas cooking, watching the likes of Lewes and Gosport Borough on Boxing Day and navigating that dreaded post-lunch slump. Luke also brings some festive frivolity in the form of a few bizarre games for each of his co-hosts. Game on!This episode was recorded earlier in December.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/12/2050m 19s

The Festive Ramble Extravaganza! (Part 1)

To celebrate the holiday period, join us for the first of two bonus festive episodes of the Football Ramble! Marcus, Kate, Andy and Pete are here to don their Christmas clobber and guzzle on some cheer.We suspend the usual football chat to talk about our respective Christmas traditions and remember some classics from the Boxing Day football archives. From Peterborough United to Hartlepool - via the West Ham Christmas Party - there's a whole load of nonsense for you to enjoy. We even bring back a classic Ramble game for one day and one day only...Who's under there?This episode was recorded earlier in December.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/12/2040m 6s

Ramble Meets… Sven-Göran Eriksson

Merry Christmas one and all! You might remember our little chat with a certain Sven-Göran Eriksson back in September. Well, that was far from all. For this very special Ramble Meets…, Marcus, Luke and Jim chat with the former England manager and a true Ramble legend about all sorts: from Sven’s somewhat hapless playing career, to the Ivory Coast national team’s song about him, to what exactly happened in that 2002 World Cup quarter-final against Brazil. And, of course, we quiz him about his true retirement plans.So on this fine Christmas morning, here’s a little gift from us to you. You’re going to love this one.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/12/2034m 25s

The Preview Show: Jamie Vardy gets friendly with Man United, Arteta’s fighters go to Chelsea, and Warnock stands up for the little guy

Marcus, Andy and Vish are back for The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!It’s crunch time in the Premier League as Ole’s boys head to Leicester for a 'who can leave the ball in the centre circle the longest' competition. Remarkably, Maguire has played the most football of any player in world football - ideal preparation for a Boxing Day afternoon with Vards.Elsewhere, Arsenal welcome Chelsea, and recent form suggests they will be very hospitable indeed. Plus, Norwegian manager Egil Olsen has chosen a very special name for his mutt, and Big Sam gets ready for his first wind-up as Warnock valiantly comes to his defence. And, to top it all off, Marcus’ game returns!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/12/2052m 37s

Brentford knock Newcastle out, Phil Foden impressed again, and Sepp Blatter rears his head

The Carabao Cup failed to serve up any great surprises last night, as Man City swept aside a meagre Arsenal and Brentford made their first ever semi-final after beating an underwhelming Newcastle. Marcus, Andy and Vish are here to chew over all of that, watch the fallout from the Scottish Cup tumble out of control and check in on Lionel Messi’s record-breaking quest for immortality. Oh, and FIFA has found some ‘irregularities’ regarding their museum and Sepp Blatter - obviously.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/2044m 4s

Burnley get back on the horse, CONCACAF chaos, and Mick McCarthy never forgets

Burnley and Chelsea’s wins rounded off the pre-Christmas fixtures last night. Join Kate, Jim and Andy as we catch our breath before they return on Boxing Day!One person who certainly won’t be invited round Mick McCarthy’s on Boxing Day is Roy ‘He Who Must Not Be Named’ Keane after Mick revealed a house-wide banning order on his name this week. We discuss that, some hair-pulling chaos in the CONCACAF Champions League, and Mikel Arteta clutching at tactical straws. Oh, and intimate photos of Diego Costa have found their way into a London charity shop, so there’s that…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/12/2040m 39s

Man United turn on the style, Liverpool’s magnificent seven, and Dat Guy strikes again

After Liverpool and Man United repaired some early season damage with boatloads of goals, it seems like all these chaotic scorelines will balance each other out after all. Jules, Jim and Vish are here to chew them over on today's episode of the Ramble!Leeds and Crystal Palace received these respective pastings, but weren’t the only sides on the end of tough losses this weekend. Sheffield United were denied their first win of the season by 'Dat Guy' Danny Welbeck, while neutrals were denied any kind of enjoyment by Spurs 0-2 Leicester. We also review Big Sam’s return and check in on the latest manager in the hottest of managerial hot seats down at Watford.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/12/2046m 4s

The Preview Show: Man United face an old enemy, Big Sam fills our screens, and André Villas-Boas is on the warpath

Welcome to a brand new edition of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! Take a seat, grab a Petit Filous and settle in with Marcus, Luke and Andy!An old rival awaits Man United after they bail themselves out at Bramall Lane, while an old friend touches down on the West Brom centre-circle with armfuls of Werther’s. Elsewhere, the FIFA Best Awards happened, Gennaro Gattuso is getting hot under the collar about Scottish football and André Villas-Boas is taking press conference madness to another level. Join us for all that and more!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/12/2057m 27s

Liverpool best Mourinho’s men, another quiet evening at Elland Road, and Big Sam is back

Jules is back in the building! And she is joined today by Jim and Vish to chew the fat after an action-packed Wednesday night in the Premier League.Mourinho dusted off some 2005 cue cards after Liverpool snatched a win over Spurs at the death. Over at Elland Road, while Bielsa’s bovril was tasty, the goals were even tastier as Leeds put Newcastle to the sword. Meanwhile, though there’s a brief respite from Arsenal pain for Jim, Arteta is asking people to hit him. And of course, West Brom fans look towards a bright new future.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/12/2046m 15s

West Brom hold Man City, speedy Wolves undo Chelsea, and how to kidnap the Real Madrid team

Marcus, Andy and Pete are here to try and talk about last night’s action above the ear-splitting noise of the big Sam klaxon.Those little slugs at West Brom only went and sacked Bilić half an hour after the Ramble record! We reflect on what turned out to be his final game in charge, as Bilić’s boys put up a brave fight against Man City. As did Anthony Taylor, as he wrestled back his board from Guardiola. Elsewhere, N’Golo Kanté takes matters into his own hands, but Lampard’s men still fall to a second consecutive defeat. Meanwhile over in Brazil, Corinthians have Taylor Swift to thank yet again.There’s also a special Bosman-themed Portmantonio Conte and one emailer goes to quite extraordinary lengths to meet his Real Madrid heroes.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/2042m 13s

European knockout draws, Blackburn’s curious scouting techniques, and remembering the great Gérard Houllier

Kate, Luke and Jim are here to size up the tasks for the various English sides left in Europe after yesterday’s Champions League and Europa League draws. Good travels to Evil as Frank Lampard faces up to Diego 'Dark Knight' Simeone, while Man City and Liverpool face stern Bundesliga tests in the form of Borussia Mönchengladbach and RB Leipzig.Elsewhere, we take a moment to celebrate Gérard Houllier’s amazing career, as numerous stalwarts from across football came together to pay their respects to a humble genius. We also hear the very best and worst of football fandom: namely, your Dad reminding you Cesc Fàbregas doesn’t know you exist and Blackburn Rovers acting on scouting recommendations from an 11-year-old. Probably.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/12/2044m 45s

Dropped points for the big sides, a great result for Fulham, and Newcastle get back on the horse

It seems nobody was fussed about taking advantage of all those dropped points in the Premier League this weekend. Marcus, Jim and Pete are here to look back on a host of results, reminding us that form is temporary and class...is now also temporary.Fulham were hugely impressive in their draw with Liverpool, as Scott Parker’s dulcet tones left Jürgen Klopp hot under the collar. Elsewhere, Arsenal continued to embarrass themselves, Everton fended off Chelsea and Newcastle piled more misery on Slaven Bilić and West Brom. Join us for all that and a bucketload besides!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/12/2046m 40s

The Preview Show: A huge Manchester derby, a cold Ancelotti derby, and the biggest derby of them all

Marcus, Luke and Vish look ahead to a weekend full of Premier League barn-burners in a brand new episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!First under the Ramble magnifying glass is the Manchester derby, as Fizzer whispers up in support of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and John Stones has finally stopped playing with fire.Elsewhere, Christian Pulisic is aware of his hamstrings ahead of Chelsea vs Everton, while Gabriel Agbonlahor has an interesting theory for why James Rodriguez hasn’t been cutting it. We’re sceptical, to say the least. And, of course, there’s also a huge round of Luke’s Game with the title belt on the line!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/12/2057m 51s

Football Ramble x Jameson: Nights Worth Waiting For

Join Marcus Speller and Pete Donaldson for a very special episode of the Football Ramble, where we’re joined by comedian and host of The Last Leg, Alex Brooker!Thanks to Jameson, we’re here to look ahead to football’s full return and things we can’t wait to get back to. We imagine getting back in full stadiums and sharing those fleeting moments of pure magic, and wonder what aspects of football we’d change upon its full return: watching England games in the bath? Hot water bottles free for every match-going fan? Listen in to find out!What are your nights that are worth waiting for? Let us know! Tweet us @FootballRamble and @Jameson_uk using #JoinIn, and we’ll read out our favourite responses on a future episode with Jameson.Join in!This episode was sponsored by Jameson.Whether you like your Jameson with ginger ale, on the rocks, or in a cocktail, pour out a glass and toast the return of those nights worth waiting for.The good times will come again and we’ll share them with Jameson.18+ please drink responsibly - for more information, head to ​drinkaware.co.uk​.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/12/2039m 36s

Liverpool relish the joys of a Danish winter, Ederson’s strong right hook, and Sheffield United’s plight

It was another veritable carnival of VAR in the Champions League for Liverpool last night. What a way to spoil a perfectly good meaningless group stage game, eh? Kate, Vish and Luke chat about all of last night’s action as ex-Pompey player Brian Priske steers Midtjylland to another point and Agüero gets back in the goals. Elsewhere, we discuss the news that everyone at City is terrified of Ederson and ask why everything is going wrong at Sheffield United.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/2048m 19s

Man United exit the Champions League, PSG and Basaksehir take a stand, and El Diego's legend lives on

Welcome to your all-new episode of the Football Ramble! Marcus is joined by Jim and Andy to dissect all of the big events of the last 24 hours, including Manchester United's unceremonious dumping out of the Champions League at the hands of RB Leipzig.Elsewhere, the game between PSG and Istanbul Basaksehir is abandoned amid allegations of racism, Qatar look to move themselves into the heart of Europe, and El Diego might be about to get the eulogy he presumably would have wanted.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/2042m 23s

VAR clips the Seagulls’ wings, SpongeBob makes his Bundesliga debut, and the 2022 World Cup appears out of thin air

With the much-anticipated 2022 World Cup looming large in the distance we discuss the familiar routes the home nations will take to Qatar, as England book tickets to San Marino and Scotland play Israel for the 326th time.Jules, Andy and Pete also look back on an ultimately fruitless night for Brighton, as yet another bizarre call from VAR denied the Seagulls an impressive win against Southampton. We also hear from Borussia Dortmund’s latest signing, try not to get on Siniša Mihajlović’s bad side and wonder what’s next for Paul Pogba.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/12/2043m 24s

Mourinho respects Arsenal and the animals, Crystal Palace gub West Brom, and nicking Roy Keane’s chair

Another week, another Mourinho defensive block of despair. Join Kate, Jim and Pete as they get stuck into the north London derby - where Arsenal looked bereft of ideas up top and Héctor Bellerín could not take a throw-in. Meanwhile, it's looking much rosier over at Palace after Benteke bagged a brace. But their former boss Neil Warnock ain’t happy about the facilities at Stoke. He ain’t happy at all. Join us for all that and more!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/12/2044m 14s

The Preview Show: Another North London derby showdown, more bizarre dads at football, and Yorkshire Grit vs Flash Cockney

There are some tasty fixtures for us to look ahead to on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! Our own trio of flash cockneys - Marcus, Luke and Jim - are here to wet your footballing appetites!Another edition of the North London derby rolls into view, as Eric Dier and José Mourinho continue to praise every other player and manager across all 92 clubs rather than their own. Arsenal meanwhile welcomed fans back to the Emirates last night with a comfortable, one-touch stroll down memory lane. We also delve into the historic rivalry between Chelsea and Leeds, hear some more bizarre tales of dads at football grounds and see Michael Owen’s furious streak appear before our very eyes. Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/12/2054m 19s

Magnifique from Olivier Giroud, bizarre from Ole Gunnar Solskjær, and cultured from Thierry Henry

Join Marcus, Andy and Pete as we slide - two-footed and studs up - into another night of Champions League on today’s episode of the Football Ramble!Olivier Giroud showed his venerable class with four glorious goals over in Seville, while Man United were unable to contain the PSG swarm at Old Trafford. We also hear what it was like for fans back in EFL stadiums last night, bring another round of Portmantonio Conte to the table and pave the way for Thierry Henry’s Hollywood adventure!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/12/2039m 21s

Liverpool’s new kids on the block, fans return to stadiums, and sneaking onto the pitch at Wembley

Strap yourselves in for another ride aboard the Ramble mothership! Alongside you are Kate, Vish, Jim...and 31 Champions League-ready youngsters from Liverpool’s academy.Jürgen’s boys got the job done against Ajax last night, with young goalkeeper Caoimhín Kelleher particularly impressive (even if he only got put there because he doesn’t score). Elsewhere, Pep Guardiola and Sérgio Conceição riled each other up so much that their respective sides forgot to stick any chances away. We also tentatively celebrate the return of fans to the EFL and look ahead to some worrying plans for a post-Brexit transfer window.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/2041m 51s

Fulham can indeed score penalties, West Ham climb to fifth, and head injuries in football

Hold on to your hats, ladies and gents: Fulham have finally scored a penalty! Jules, Luke and Andy are here with reactions after Ivan Cavaleiro’s confident strike gave Fulham a vital win over topsy-turvy Leicester.Meanwhile, something is bubbling away on the other side of London as West Ham sneak into FIFTH after their win over Aston Villa. We also discuss the fallout from Raúl Jiménez’s nasty injury and what can be done to improve concussion protocols in the game, before hearing a cracking tale about a listener’s dad screaming at a load of French internationals!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/12/2054m 4s

José’s little pony, West Brom get their first win, and Klopp vs Kelly

There’s an absolute boatload of football for our own three little ponies to get stuck into on today’s Ramble, as Marcus, Vish and Pete round off another weekend of football.Chelsea and Spurs played out a tense draw that left Frank prickly in the post-match, while José Mourinho was his usual calm and thoughtful self. Elsewhere, West Brom finally got their first win of the season, Man United overcame in-form Southampton, and eighth-tier Marine FC advanced to the third round of the FA Cup with a last-gasp winner!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/11/2050m 49s

The Preview Show: Europa League action, Leeds United’s acid test, and Joe Hart’s inswinging deliveries

The Europa League threw up some crackers for Marcus, Luke and Vish to get stuck into on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway. We start with yesterday’s football, as Harry Winks turned into David Beckham and Jamie Vardy saved Leicester’s bacon at Braga. Elsewhere, we look ahead to some of this weekend’s Premier League action as Chelsea try to break down a stubborn Spurs and Leeds face a proper test at Goodison Park. There’s also time for us to touch on our favourite Diego Maradona moments, as we light the fires over in Diego Corner once again.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/11/2053m 46s

Goodbye El Diego, Atalanta punish Liverpool, and Manchester City are back in the knockouts

Diego, thank you for the memories. Join Kate, Andy and Jim as we look back on all that made the man great: his flaws, his wonderful vindictive streak, his belly slides, and the incredible things he could do with a football. It’s a very special Diego Corner indeed.Elsewhere, football goes on and we spend some time on a difficult night for Liverpool - who suffered their heaviest home defeat under Jürgen Klopp. Plus, Sergio Reguilón has been given a ham for his good work on Sunday and Brendy Rodgers has reportedly been jiving to Tina Turner.Share your memories of Maradona! Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/11/2047m 41s

Chelsea march into the Champions League knockouts, Manchester United get revenge, and Steve McClaren is back in business

After a bit of a falling out over who was sitting where in the studio this morning - Emmanuel Dennis style - Marcus, Andy and Pete have made peace for Shteve McClaren’s sake.We reflect on a return to form in the Champions League for Manchester United and doff our caps to Olivier Giroud’s towering header that clinched Chelsea’s knockout spot. Plus, Pete has a new game - or punishment - for Andy, and we explain why some pilots in Russia have drawn something naughty with their plane to support Zenit striker Artem Dzyuba.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/2047m 14s

Fans to return to stadiums, Wolves peg back Southampton, and welcome to the Bulgarian Army!

Football fans: welcome back to your happy place! Alan Pardew: welcome to the army!Jules, Jim and Luke are here to celebrate the scheduled return of (some) football fans to stadiums and the prospect of some normality. It was certainly back to normality for Burnley last night, as they ground out a win in a 1-0 classic, while the 80s detectives derby saw Theo Walcott bag a goal for Southampton.Elsewhere, a 9-year-old applies for the Derby job yet is somehow still more qualified than Pards, and Neil Warnock has been headhunted for I’m A Celebrity. Please make it happen. Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/11/2045m 35s

A José Mourinho vintage, Leicester headbutt their ceiling, and Danny Welbeck rolls back the years

If the international break was a scary, alien concept fraught with uncertainty, then this weekend’s Premier League action was like putting on your favourite jumper. Snuggle in with Marcus, Pete and Vish as we mull it all over on today’s episode of the Football Ramble!A vintage José Mourinho performance - on the touchline and in subsequent interviews - helped Spurs to an important win over Man City. Elsewhere, Liverpool looked like their rabid old selves against Leicester and Danny Welbeck made us all feel safe again with his delightful goal for Brighton – assisted by fellow England throwback, Adam Lallana. Lovely stuff!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/11/2050m 33s

The Preview Show: Pep v José, training ground bust-ups aplenty, and Marcus starts a war with Canada

Welcome to your all-new episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! With that the pesky international break now out of the way, Marcus, Andy and Luke are here to run the rule over the big weekend Premier League games - including Tottenham v Man City, Newcastle v Chelsea and Fulham v Everton.Elsewhere, there's controversy in the email section as Marcus lays a marker down to an entire nation, and we round things off with a titanic tussle for the ages in the latest instalment of Luke's Game. Don't miss it!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/11/2058m 2s

England put Iceland to the sword, Wales take their seat at the top table, and how to greet Sir Alex Ferguson

That was more like it, wasn’t it? England cruise past Iceland as Phil Foden and Jack Grealish turn on the style. Not that Jules, Vish and Jim allow themselves to get carried away, of course.Elsewhere, Wales secure a dream promotion to the top tier of the Nations League and Kieffer Moore looks really happy about it, while Scotland go down to Israel but will definitely still boogie on. Plus, we learn how Andrei Kanchelskis greeted a certain Scotsman at Manchester United in the worst - or best? - way possible. Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/11/2051m 11s

Spain batter Germany, Antonio Conte’s got the secret, and content king Ben Foster

The Nations League just keeps throwing us curves, as Spain inadvertently hit Germany for six while out for an evening stroll. Join Kate, Vish and Pete for an equally quaint saunter through the latest footballing nonsense on today’s episode of the Football Ramble!Away from the Nations League, we hear of Antonio Conte’s astute predictions while he was Chelsea manager and take a tour through Liverpool’s creepy new training ground. There’s also time for Ben Foster’s latest online venture, as his lovely YouTube videos have been met with a measured mix of delight and tentative questions around broadcast rights…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/2041m 9s

Managerial moves in the Championship, a Faroe Islands handball update, and José Mourinho loves the international break

This little gap in football's relentless onslaught means Marcus, Luke and Pete have time to talk about some managerial changes in the Championship, as two legends at each end of the managerial spectrum take up new roles. Wayne Rooney stepped up at Derby for the time being, while Tony Pulis began his 11th managerial stint after taking the Sheffield Wednesday job!Elsewhere, we check in with José Mourinho after an international break jam-packed with fun and frivolity. We also hear the tale of ‘The Google Striker’, catch up with Wrexham’s potential new owners and dial in for our regularly scheduled update from the Faroe Islands handball scene.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/11/2039m 55s

England fail to qualify, Wales keep another clean sheet, and the sad passing of Ray Clemence

That’s it, then. It’s all over: England are out of the Nations League. Dry your eyes, mate - Marcus, Andy and Jim are here to conduct the post-mortem. England's tentative performance against Belgium saw Jack Grealish impress yet again, but few else were able to stake a meaningful claim for inclusion. We also look over the rest of the weekend’s Nations League action as Scotland’s unbeaten run ended while Wales’ rolls on. Finally, we take some time to celebrate the wonderful career of former England goalkeeper, Ray Clemence, after his passing on Sunday.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/11/2041m 34s

The Preview Show: Scotland make history, heartbreak for Northern Ireland, and England’s evening stroll

It took them 22 years, but they’re back in the big time: Scotland have qualified for a major tournament! Marcus, Luke and Vish are here to celebrate on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!David Marshall’s penalty heroics helped the Scots claim a famous victory in Serbia, while Northern Irish hearts were broken after a Slovakian winner in extra-time spoiled their Euro 2020 dream. Elsewhere, we look over England’s straightforward win against Ireland, as Jack Grealish further proved his worth. We also see whether a penalty was scored in Chile just 654 hours after it was awarded.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/11/2058m 0s

Big nights for Scotland and Northern Ireland, a seventeen-year-old scout, and is Ronaldo coming home?

Vish is back and his nerves are jangling for the Scots. But the Snodfather and an intimidatingly jovial Steve Clark appear to be ready for a historic night in Belgrade. Kate, Andy and Vish also look ahead to Northern Ireland’s crunch tie against Slovakia, reflect on Jude Bellingham’s England call-up and critique Robbie Fowler’s poetry. Plus, we fill our boots with wicked whispers that Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford. And then promptly empty them again. Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/11/2048m 43s

Greg Clarke resigns from The FA, another dinosaur returns, and Danny Drinkwater puts himself out there

We begin today's episode with the abrupt resignation of Greg Clarke from The FA after he made a string of offensive remarks while discussing diversity in football. Jules, Andy and Jim discuss the fallout and what meaningful actions The FA should take to promote diversity and inclusion within football governance.  Elsewhere, we celebrate the return of Gunnersaurus thanks to a rotating shift of freelancers, applaud Danny Drinkwater's search for a club and worry about the future of the EFL as ten clubs reportedly struggle to pay wages.***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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/2045m 36s

International football stumbles on, Phil Neville’s whispers of support, and our new true-crime podcast

Marcus, the only man on Earth currently excited about international football’s return, joins Jim and Pete for another hard-hitting episode of the Football Ramble. Strap yourselves in.England’s friendly against Iceland looks set to go ahead - despite quarantine regulations trying their best to disrupt proceedings - while Didier Deschamps is looking forward to Paul Pogba’s break from Man United. Elsewhere, Philadelphia Union celebrate victory with Captain America’s help and fans of Wrexham AFC will vote on their recent dealings with Hollywood stardom.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/11/2038m 4s

The joys of the FA Cup first round, Liverpool and Man City share the spoils, and Aston Villa impress again

Fancy a bit of extra chaos in your football life? Then get involved with the first round of the FA Cup! Kate, Luke and Pete certainly have on today’s episode of the Football Ramble.Alongside those upsets, penalty shoot-out wins and goals from inside the halfway line, we look back at a swathe of Premier League action from the weekend. Southampton, Spurs and Leicester jostled for pole position, with the Foxes coming out on top after their win against Wolves. We also pore over Man City and Liverpool’s entertaining draw and try to settle on Pete’s new catchphrase.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/11/2047m 52s

The Preview Show: Liverpool take on Manchester City, Pickford gets Southgate’s support, and PPV set to be scrapped

Marcus, Jim and Luke are here for a bumper edition of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Liverpool take on Man City this weekend, but are Southampton going to storm aboard and make off with the Premier League booty? Elsewhere, it’s crunch time for Sean Dyche’s Burnley as they face Brighton, who have been without egomaniac Neal Maupay after an "incident". Gary Southgate’s also announced his latest squad, so we reflect on the break-up of iconic duo Foden & Greenwood and ask whether Reece James is the best of England’s army of right-backs. And, of course, the Lineal Championship belt is decided! The count is not stopping on this one. Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/11/2056m 38s

Demba Ba punishes Manchester United, Chelsea mop up again, and former players join dementia study

Marcus, Pete and Andy pore over another intriguing night in the Champions League after Manchester United were undone by an inspired Demba Ba and some bizarrely forgetful defending. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s miserliness continues and Timo Werner seized penalty-taking duties. The chaps also talk about football’s troubling connection to dementia after news that 30 former Premier League players have signed up to a study examining early signs of the disease. Plus, they discuss the heartwarming story of a girl that raised over 10k for charity by doing an astonishing 1.12 million keepy-uppies. Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/11/2041m 34s

Jota shines again, Manchester City keep on rolling, and Villas-Boas rallies the troops

Last night’s Champions League saw another set of impressive displays for Liverpool and Manchester City - Pep is even giving his players a day off! Surely there’s got to be a catch. Marcus, Andy and Jim are back in the studio to review the action as Diogo Jota leads Liverpool’s line with aplomb, Fernan Torres bags another goal, and Andre Villas-Boas delivers an inspirational rallying cry for his Marseille players. Join us!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/11/2041m 6s

Leicester City creep towards the verge, Fulham get their first win, and AFC Wimbledon return to Plough Lane

Whisper it: Leicester City are on the verge of another title. If they play as well as they did last night in their next 31 games, it’s theirs for the taking!Marcus, Andy and Jim are here with reaction to Leicester’s dismantling of Leeds Utd, who looked a bit more nervous and tentative than in recent games. We also look over Fulham’s first win of the season against fellow relegation strugglers West Brom, while Chelsea’s fourth-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech is keeping it all business. We also look ahead to tonight as, away from the Champions League, AFC Wimbledon return to Plough Lane after their 29-year wait - glorious!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/11/2040m 56s

Southampton climb up the table, Gareth Bale gets off the mark, and Mick McCarthy’s back in business

Each Premier League match seems to be falling into one of two categories: ‘chaotic goal-fest’ or ‘tedious, dull nonsense’. Join Jules, Luke and Pete on today’s episode as we sort through this weekend’s games.Southampton’s annihilation of Aston Villa certainly fits into the former category, as free-kick extraordinaire James Ward-Prowse showed his class. Man United vs Arsenal, though a great win for the Gunners, was a decidedly torrid affair. We get into those, plus Newcastle’s win over Everton and Mick McCarthy’s new gig, in an action-packed edition of the Football Ramble!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/11/2047m 40s

The Preview Show: José shuffles his cards, Aston Villa want top spot, and the former glories derby

Join Marcus, Luke and Andy for another jam-packed edition of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! This weekend, we’ve got a shedload of games to look forward to.José Mourinho was his usual diplomatic self after Spurs’ surprise loss to Royal Antwerp, while Arsenal had a much easier time against plucky Dundalk. This weekend, they take on Man United without any of the usual pomp and circumstance, while Aston Villa host an in-form Southampton - come join us!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/10/2054m 9s

All hail Marcus Rashford, Jack Wilshere’s future, and Chelsea turn on the style

Marcus Rashford can do it all! Last night, he took a break from his admirable social activism to knock a quick hat-trick past RB Leipzig in the Champions League. Marcus, Pete and Andy are here to look over an impressive United performance that was overshadowed by another sartorial swerve from Leipzig coach, Julian Nagelsmann.Elsewhere, Chelsea return from Krasnodar with three points and a first goal for Hakim Ziyech as Roman Abramovich watched on. We also speculate what’s next for Jack Wilshere and hear of some truly bizarre match preparation from lower down the pyramid.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/10/2046m 45s

Ferran Torres impresses again, Liverpool’s mounting injury woes, and Josep Bartomeu’s understated exit

On today's episode of the Ramble, Kate, Jim and Andy are back to look over another night of impressive European performances.We kick things off with chat about how a strikerless Man City despatched Marseille and an injury-stricken Liverpool beat FC Midtjylland. We also look over the FA’s new diversity code that aims to improve representation in the higher echelons of English football. Meanwhile, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu leaves in a typically understated fashion - by apparently signing up to both a European Super League and an expanded Club World Cup. Classy…  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/2044m 36s

Harry Kane indeed got the assist, Mike Ashley stands up for the people, and the birth of a new football TV series

In this time of crisis, we all need a man of the people to stand up for what's right. Step forward, Mike Ashley.Marcus, Vish and Luke are here with reaction to his one-man crusade against the recent pay-per-view proposals, as well as some truly outstanding camera work up at Inverness Caledonian Thistle. There’s also some football to look over, as Spurs look to be mounting a serious title challenge after Son Heung-min and Harry Kane teamed up again, while West Brom and Brighton shared the spoils down at The Amex. Oh, and Vish unveils some more bizarre Aussie slang - join us!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/10/2042m 29s

Southampton halt the Everton train, more goals for Hat-trick Bamford, and the opening sequence of Goal 4?

After Ajax stuck thirteen past VVV Venlo and stole most of the Premier League’s goals, Jules, Jim and Pete are here to pick up the pieces on today’s episode of the Ramble! We start off with praise for Southampton’s hugely impressive performance as they brought Everton’s unbeaten run to an end, while Man City struggled again as they were held by West Ham. We also look over another barnstorming Leeds win, with pianist Patrick Bamford among the goals, before bricklayer-turned-Newcastle trialist Florent Indalecio reminds us it’s important to dream once in a while. Join us!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/10/2041m 39s

The Preview Show: Old Trafford braces for goals galore, tough times for Sheffield United, and the greatest goal ever scored

The Premier League’s coming over the hill, which can only mean one thing - it’s time for The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! Kate, Luke and Jim are here to blast through an intriguing round of fixtures, as Man United host Chelsea and Arsenal head to Leicester on the back of a lacklustre European performance.We also wonder what’s going on at Sheffield United as they search far and wide for a goalscorer, and the Luke’s Game lineal champion defends her crown!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/10/2053m 23s

More goals for Sergio Aguero, more encouragement from Jurgen Klopp, and more mariachi bands in Valencia

After Liverpool stood strong in Amsterdam and Man City swept aside Porto, Kate, Pete and Andy settle in for another roundup of Champions League action on this glorious Thursday. We then look over Mesut Özil’s omission from Arsenal’s Premier League squad and wonder how a player of such undisputed talent has ended up in his position. We also even have time for some glorious shithousery over in Valencia, as a well-placed mariachi band continue to snap at the heels of the club’s owners.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/10/2049m 51s

Another Parisian dream for Man United, Chelsea achieve the unthinkable, and Pelé’s musical talents

The Champions League can do funny things to a team, it really can. Exhibit A: Chelsea secured their first clean sheet under Frank Lampard! Marcus, Pete and Vish are here to celebrate this momentous occasion on today’s episode of the Ramble.Man United also impressed last night, beating a wholly underwhelming PSG in their own back yard. We run the rule over that, throw our totally sincere support behind the Super European Premier League Battle Royale and receive a musical blessing from Pelé himself. Vamos!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/2041m 33s

Our first goalless draw, Newcastle fans’ admirable work, and the return of the Champions League!

Finally, the Premier League has listened to our warnings about overindulgence and settled down - for now at least. Join Marcus, Jim and Andy for a stroll through some semblance of normality.We only got one goal from last night’s pair of matches. And that goal was scored by Raúl Jiménez - despite an on-brand Jim insisting it was a Kalvin Phillips own goal - as Wolves continue to get up to speed. We also look over a damning indictment of pay-per-view football as Burnley vs West Brom finished goalless, while Newcastle fans gloriously ignored the concept altogether. All that plus the return of the Champions League - cue the music!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/10/2040m 6s

Merseyside madness, Chelsea stumble again, and a Manuel Lanzini thwack

After another weekend of chaos across the table, it seems as if this Premier League season won’t ever just calm down! Jules, Luke and Vish are here with all the reaction to a whole host of madness.The Merseyside derby was as wild as we hoped, with Jordan Pickford making yet more headlines and Dominic Calvert-Lewin sniffing out another goal. Elsewhere, Spurs left the back door open for West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini to smash in a rocket and Chelsea let another three points slip through their grasp.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/10/2049m 46s

The Preview Show: Derbies galore, Gareth Bale nears his return, and The Master vs The Apprentice

It’s cold outside, so wrap yourself up in a warm and familiar blanket: the Premier League returns this weekend! Marcus, Luke and Andy are here to look over it all on today’s jam-packed edition of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!There’s an intriguing Merseyside derby to kick off the weekend’s festivities, and we wonder whether Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton are realistic challengers for the top few spots. Mikel Arteta also takes his Partey bus to Man City to take on Pep Guardiola - how long might he still be in the City dugout? And, brace yourselves everyone – Gareth Bale may finally stroll out onto the green grass of home, only 2710 days after he left. Here we go…  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/10/2055m 50s

England see red, Scotland bail out Scotland, and story time with Adil Rami

Oh, England… With one deflected goal giveth, another red card taketh away. Kate, Vish and Jim are here in the aftermath of England’s loss to Denmark, as Harry Maguire’s dismissal reflected a night that just didn’t go the Three Lions’ way.Elsewhere, we celebrate two more wins for the Home Nations as Scotland and Wales showed their resolve, while Adil Rami sheds some light on his extracurricular activities and we bid a fond farewell to Project Big Picture. All of that and loads more on another packed edition of the Football Ramble – join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/10/2045m 56s

England go again, San Marino magic, and the EFL talk Project Big Picture

Jules, Pete and Vish are here to celebrate the magic of the Nations League after San Marino secure a fairytale 0-0 draw with Liechtenstein! There's also more mafioso developments in the Big Project Thing and we discuss yesterday’s crucial meeting of EFL representatives and the reaction of supporters’ groups. Plus, where does the Women’s Super League stand in all this?Meanwhile, there’s more England beef, a dearth of left feet and the battle between Gary and Jonny M continues. Oh, and Jules absolutely bodies Vish on air. Settle in!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!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/2042m 44s

More fallout from Project Big Picture, Paul Scholes swoops in, and what’s next for Josh King?

We’re here with our own look at football’s big picture, as we take you from South Devon to Salford and everywhere in between on today’s episode of the Football Ramble! Join us!Kate, Luke and Andy are here with further reaction to the leaked proposals around ‘Project Big Picture’, as some EFL clubs voice their support (while West Ham aren’t so keen). There’s also time for chat on the current situation at the Hammers, with Saïd Benrahma and Josh King the subjects of their latest bids, and a callout for literally any competent footballer in the South Devon area to get themselves down to Stoke Gabriel FC!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/10/2044m 15s

England are on top of the world, Steve Clarke smiles again, and Premier League weasels

Best in the world you call yourselves? Come and have a go! Pete and Jim calm down a giddy Marcus to discuss England’s statement win over Belgium. We then chat Jordan Henderson’s dark arts, the absence of Grazza and the virtues of Gary Southgate’s pragmatic tactics. There’s also a lot of love for Andy Considine, who made his Scotland debut at the ripe old age of 33, and the 600 Northern Ireland fans whose ironic cheers were heard loud and clear. And, of course, the boys talk about greed. We gape at the madness of PPV and examine Project Big Picture, which at least isn’t completely insane. And remember, no matter how bad it gets, you can always believe in Carlton Cole.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/10/2046m 23s

The Preview Show: Scotland scrape through, debut goals galore for England, and synchronised shootout success

It’s raining cats and dogs on today’s brand new episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Marcus, Vish and Luke are here to chat about England’s debutant success as Dominic Calvert-Lewin gets his first goal, Danny Ings brings it home - even Conor Coady gets involved! Elsewhere, there’s time for qualifiers packed with penalties as Scotland and Northern Ireland advance in the Euros, 4 To Score is back, and we’ve got another cracking high-stakes edition of Luke’s Game!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/10/2054m 44s

Ronaldo vs Ramos, England prepare to face Wales, and Steven Davis is making history

As the international break rolls on, Marcus, Jim and Andy react to Scotland’s squad restrictions after Stuart Armstrong tests positive. Meanwhile, calls for fans to be allowed back into stadiums continue, and Gareth Southgate has a firm word ahead of England’s night with Wales.Elsewhere, Ferran Soriano suggests bringing B teams to the Premier League, Ramos and Ronaldo set their differences aside after 2 years of Ballon D’or breakup, and we look at what it really takes to be a skilled, hot-dog-throwing mascot. Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/10/2046m 17s

Persistent problems at Man United, Chris Hughton’s back in the game, and Mesut Özil saves the day

On today’s show, we welcome back managers, mascots and presenters alike as Vish finally comes out of hiding! He’s joined by Jules and Luke to discuss whether Mauricio Pochettino can solve Man United’s problems.Meanwhile, Forest’s dreams of Championship success look bright as Chris Hughton takes charge of the Reds. There’s also time for how far Gordon Strachan can be thrown, sun-tanned Scottish refs emailing in, and mascots sticking together as Ozil makes his big PR move.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/10/2050m 7s

Arsenal pinch Thomas Partey, Edinson Cavani rides into Manchester, and the real reason behind Liverpool’s success

Marcus, Andy and Pete are back after deadline day with a whole host of transfer news, as Partey time comes to the Emirates, and Kevin Mirallas gets a very unique welcome at Gaziantep FK! Elsewhere, after Liverpool’s mad loss at the weekend, Zeljko Buvac reveals the truth behind Klopp’s success and the world’s best defender has a word with some dissenting fans. Strap yourselves in...Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/10/2041m 46s

Premier League chaos, a perfect hat-trick, and Arsenal sack a legend

After an extraordinary weekend of results, Kate, Jim and Pete are here to discuss ALL the goals, shocking incidents and prehistoric mascots. First things first, there’s chat on Watkins getting both feet and his head involved in a first-half hat-trick which saw Villa thrash the defending champions, while Spurs delivered 6 in a humiliating defeat at Old Trafford. Amongst the madness, there’s even time for Leicester getting hammered, Guardiola’s post-match perfume advice, and Arsenal’s deadline day disaster as the beloved Gunnersaurus is let go.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/10/2045m 32s

The Preview Show: Guardiola takes on Bielsa, Arteta’s Arsenal march on, and Gary Southgate’s latest squad

Marcus, Luke and Jim are back and looking ahead to another Premier League weekend on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Liverpool’s empire looks on the verge of crumbling after their cup defeat to Arsenal, though they head to Aston Villa with hopes of Premier League salvation. Elsewhere, José Mourinho wants Harry Kane wrapped in cotton wool while on England duty with Gary Southgate. Also on today’s show, excitable student Pep Guardiola takes on steely master Marcelo Bielsa in what should be a cracking encounter.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/10/2056m 51s

Another hat-trick for Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Jonjo Shelvey goads some empty stands, and a Faroese dream

Despite repeated attempts at self-sabotage, Newcastle still managed to scrape past giant-killers Newport County – still, Pete Donaldson ain’t happy. He’s joined by Kate and Andy to look over another night of Carabao Cup action, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored a glorious hat-trick and both Manchester sides march on.Elsewhere, we celebrate a cracking interview with whippet-turned-defender Rafael and cheer on KÍ Klaksvík ahead of one of the biggest games in Faroe Islands history.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/10/2047m 10s

Eric Dier gets the jobbie done, Ross Barkley heads to Villa Park, and Man United haggle themselves in circles

Despite Jose Mourinho dropping the kids off at the Spurs stadium to face Chelsea, they scraped past the Blues on penalties! Jules, Andy and Vish are here to mull over the game that saw Tanguy Ndombele impress and Timo Werner open his Chelsea account.Further down the leagues, are some promising signs that the government will be helping out National League clubs in the coming weeks and also that some fans will be able to attend FA Cup matches. We also get a transfer update as Man United continue to tie themselves up in knots while Ross Barkley joins Aston Villa on loan!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/09/2047m 39s

Klopp vs Keane, more misery for Fulham, and a worrying picture in the lower leagues

There are a few glorious battles for Kate, Luke and Pete to mull over on today’s episode! Alexandre Lacazette vs Alisson; Roy Keane vs Jürgen Klopp, and Fulham vs impending doom all take turns to bask in the Ramble spotlight.We also look at the perilous position lots of lower league clubs are in, as their finances continue to be ravaged by the pandemic. We wonder what can be done to help, aside from offering our services as pro bono commentators for clubs looking to broadcast their matches.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/09/2045m 28s

Jamie Vardy’s reign of terror, more bizarre handballs, and a doddering Thiago Silva

After another Premier League weekend passes by with absolutely no moments of controversy, Marcus, Jim and Vish are here to revel in the ridiculous. Jamie Vardy continued to sap power from his opponents as he scored a hat-trick, while a classy Steve Bruce couldn’t understand how his side won that late penalty. There’s also time for more Pep Guardiola happiness, inevitable handball controversy and a bizarre bus mishap for Oxford United. Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/09/2045m 51s

The Preview Show: Man City have a new superstar, West Brom turn heads, and Bruno Fernandes has a moan

Welcome to a brand new episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! Today, Marcus is joined by Luke and Andy to run the rule over all the big upcoming games in the Premier League this weekend, as well as dissecting the big stories from last night's action. Including, but not limited to, Jose Mourinho and goalposts, Rory Delap's son, Slaven Bilic thinking outside the box when it comes to signing a new player, and Nelson Semedo's potential debut for Wolves. There's also Luke's Game, 4 To Score and a brand new patreon competition (http://patreon.com/footballramble)!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/09/2052m 31s

Kai Havertz’s lethal hat-trick, swashbuckling Newcastle United, and Hollywood comes to Wrexham

Goals. And loads of them. All over the bloody shop: six at Stamford Bridge, seven at Fleetwood and two from Newcastle’s lonely wanderer, Joelinton! Settle in alongside Marcus, Luke and Vish as we mull it all over on today’s episode.As well as that gluttonous gathering of goals, we despair for West Ham fans as their owners continue to disregard their best interests. We then hear some puzzling news around potential new ownership at Wrexham. The party comes to the Racecourse Ground!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/09/2048m 30s

Football struggles amidst the pandemic, Les Ferdinand calls for action, and a thirteen-second Estonian debut

Despite most of last night’s Carabao Cup matches going ahead - with Spurs vs Leyton Orient postponed after positive coronavirus tests - football continues to operate in precarious times. Kate, Andy and Jim are back in the studio to discuss some games that did happen, with Newport County continuing their impressive cup streak and Brentford knocking out West Brom on penalties.Elsewhere, we discuss Les Ferdinand’s comments around teams taking a knee ahead of matches and celebrate the arrival of Alex Morgan to an increasingly stacked WSL. We even find time time for a youngster’s debut in Estonia that saw him substituted thirteen seconds after the kick-off! How odd…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/09/2041m 10s

Manchester City get back at it, Zlatan Ibrahimović defies ageing, and animal stadium invasions

Marcus, Jim and Andy are here after a paisley-draped Man City saw off a spirited fight from Wolves last night, while Aston Villa got a much-needed result over Sheffield United. Will Kevin De Bruyne establish himself as the best in the world post-Messi and Ronaldo, we wonder?We also look over some of football’s everlasting constants, as Zlatan Ibrahimović scored yet again and alpacas invade lower league matches. Meanwhile, Diego Simeone’s evil empire continues to grow: Luis Suárez and Diego Costa may soon be their strike partnership. My word.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/09/2043m 3s

Premier League goals galore, more problems for Kepa Arrizabalaga, and what next for Dele Alli?

Jules, Luke and Vish managed to climb out from under a landslide of Premier League goals and made it back in the studio for a brand new episode of the Football Ramble! Chelsea lost to the Champions after yet more shaky goalkeeping from Kepa Arrizabalaga – how can Frank Lampard continue to play him? There’s also time for Harry Kane’s telepathic relationship with Son Heung-min, questions around Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s improvements at Manchester United and another hatful of goals for Leeds United! Bosh!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/09/2049m 3s

The Preview Show: Spurs’ travelling circus rolls on, Leeds United search for their first win, and Chelsea take on the Champions

Roll up, roll up – Marcus, Vish and Andy are ready to charge into another Premier League weekend on today’s episode of the Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!After they staggered to a 2-1 win in the Europa League last night, Tottenham Hotspur head to Southampton for the beautifully timed Gareth Bale Derby on Sunday. Elsewhere, Leeds United will be hoping to get off the mark as they host Fulham, while Thiago Alcantara’s new club Liverpool take on Chelsea’s various new boys. And, in a dramatic twist, poacher turned gamekeeper Marcus puts his own spin on another cracking edition of Luke’s Game!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/09/2052m 45s

More EFL Cup shoot-outs, shirt sponsor dilemmas, and a sad day for Macclesfield Town

Maybe a season of single-legged Carabao Cup ties will continually throw up some extra drama – it certainly did last night! Marcus, Pete and Jim are back in the studio after Hull City bested Leeds on penalties and Southampton were knocked out by an impressive Brentford. We also get an update on the Tottenham Hotspur soap opera: former boss Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t watched much of All Or Nothing and, on top of that, their daunting schedule looms into view. There’s also time for Dean Smith dreaming of Europe, the sad developments from Macclesfield Town and the KNVB ensuring rigid standards are maintained...You can listen to Between The Lines with Melissa Reddy here: hyperurl.co/BTLmelissareddySearch ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/09/2036m 53s

Gareth Bale packs up his clubs, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang commits to Arsenal, and Jude Bellingham makes his mark

Sound the alarm: Gareth Bale may well be returning to Tottenham! Jules, Jim and Andy offer their reactions to these seismic developments, as Spurs rummage around in the back of Real Madrid’s wardrobe for both the Welshman and Sergio Reguilón’s signatures.Elsewhere, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Jack Grealish sign new contracts at their respective clubs, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace play out a crazy penalty shoot-out and Jude Bellingham scores on his Borussia Dortmund debut – you love to see it!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/09/2041m 52s

Chelsea’s new signings impress, Wolves pick up where they left off, and Gonzalo Higuaín heads for Miami

Marcus, Jim and Vish are here to mull over an impressive display from Chelsea’s newest recruits against Brighton. Elsewhere, Nuno Espírito Santo believes something special is happening up at Wolves after they beat Sheffield United seemingly days after their endless 2019/20 campaign ended.We also hear a listener’s bizarre proposal to freshen up promotion and relegation, wonder how Gonzalo Higuaín might fare at Inter Miami and unpick Mike Ashley’s latest rallying call against the Premier League. O Captain! My Captain!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/09/2040m 4s

Leeds United bring the party, Everton’s debutants impress, and dinner party nightmares

The cosy old jumper that is the Premier League returned – and what an opening weekend it was! Kate Mason, Pete Donaldson and 5’7” King Vish Ehantharajah settle in for a chat about some of the liveliest games from the opening round of fixtures.Liverpool and Leeds United slugged it out at Anfield, while a much-improved Everton kept a listless Spurs at arm’s length. We also praise Newcastle’s debutants for actually looking decent, before reeling in confused horror at Damien Delaney’s proposal for a dinner party guestlist.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/09/2046m 35s

The Preview Show: Liverpool host Leeds United, Scott Parker’s tough task, and Neil Warnock’s on the BBQ

The Premier League has returned, so soon after the last! Marcus, Luke and Andy are here to look ahead to a crammed weekend of fixtures on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway.We’ll finally get to see Marcelo Bielsa in the Premier League, as Leeds are welcomed back to the top flight with a trip to the Champions. We also look ahead to Fulham’s clash with Arsenal, wonder who will slot into Everton’s midfield as they take on Spurs and hear all about Neil Warnock’s lovely routine.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/09/2055m 52s

Mike Ashley throws a hail mary, Abdoulaye Doucouré gets his move, and Kevin De Bruyne revels in the bizarre

As the new Premier League season rolls into view, Kate, Vish and Jim are here to bring you all the latest! Mike Ashley’s doing his best to endear himself to the Newcastle faithful (to not much success) while Abdoulaye Doucouré further bolsters Everton’s midfield.Elsewhere, lower-league legend Jefferson Louis signs for his fortieth club and Gareth Ainsworth reflects on an amazing few years at Wycombe – rock n’ roll chat very much included…The first episode of On The Continent will be available later today over on our new channel, Football Ramble Presents! Subscribe here: hyperurl.co/ramblepresents***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/09/2042m 4s

Another tepid England performance, Cristiano Ronaldo hits the century, and Ollie Watkins’ Premier League move

Despite England serving up yet another dull affair, there’s still plenty for Marcus, Pete and Vish to get stuck into on today’s episode of the Ramble!A load of last night's Nations League goals came elsewhere, as Olivier Giroud bagged his 40th for France and Ronaldo brought up his international century with two beauties. We also chat about Ollie Watkins’ potential move to Villa, the ever-impressive Héctor Bellerín and the recent news that all of September's football will be televised.On this week's edition of The Topics, we want to know which non-footballer you'd sign for your club and why. Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/09/2043m 25s

James Rodríguez joins Everton, more WSL coups, and some odd Nations League results

Kate, Andy and Luke are here to welcome two more celebrated footballers to the Premier League, as Kai Havertz joins Chelsea and James Rodríguez links up with Carlo Ancelotti once again. We also discuss yet more superstar arrivals as Tobin Heath and Christen Press join Manchester United, while Andy gives us the rundown on Wolves’ new wonder-kid Fábio Silva. There’s even time for a Nations League update, as Scotland beat a bizarre Czech Republic line-up and England head to Denmark without Phil Foden or Mason Greenwood.On this week's edition of The Topics, we want to know which non-footballer you'd sign for your club and why. Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/09/2049m 51s

Some international football failed to excite, Lionel Messi stays put, and Andy Carroll’s community relations

The UEFA Nations League didn’t serve up anything particularly spicy for today’s episode of the Football Ramble, but no matter – Gibraltar and the Faroe Islands both won again!Marcus, Jim and Pete give a slither of credit to Wales and England after their respective wins, before praising Ansu Fati’s amazing performance against Ukraine. We also hear of Andy Carroll’s latest bout of community relations, try to convince Pete that Newcastle’s new signings are, in fact, worthwhile and marvel at the bizarre situation at West Ham.On this week's edition of The Topics, we want to know which non-footballer you'd sign for your club and why. Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/09/2041m 55s

An announcement from Ramble HQ about the 20/21 season!

Evening everyone, just a quick announcement about our plans for the 20/21 season here at Football Ramble HQ.Marcus, Jules, Kate, Andy, Vish, Jim, Pete and Luke are all super excited to be with you through the new season and beyond!Also, subscribe to Football Ramble Presents here: hyperurl.co/ramblepresents  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/09/201m 20s

The Preview Show: Germany duke out a draw with Spain, Wales and Ireland get positive results, and we look ahead to England v Iceland

Happy Friday everyone! Marcus, Andy and Luke are here to help you usher in the weekend with talk of Germany's encounter with Spain last night, as well as Republic of Ireland's game against Bulgaria and Wales' useful win in Finland!Elsewhere, there's England chat, Marcus bothering a footballer trying to qualify for his coaching badges, Andy's encounter with Mick McCarthy in Lyon, and the danger of space lobsters in football. The usual stuff, really.For next week's Topic, we want to know which non-player you'd sign for your club and why! Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopicsThis show is sponsored by Betway.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!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/09/2057m 13s

Fans back in stadiums, Lionel Messi again, Newcastle digs aplenty, and Michael Owen's new beer

What's going on, everyone! It's time for an all-fresh, brand spanking new episode of the Football Ramble! Today, Marcus, Jim and Pete join forces to deliver the warmest takes on the big football stories of the last 24 hours. They cover the prospect of fans going back into stadiums, Lionel Messi's Dad, Carl Jenkinson in the Crystal Dome, *and* Marcus at Glasgow Garden Festival.Elsewhere, we examine Pete Donaldson's expenses and why he is also a member of a Zimbabwean whatsapp group, have a group laugh at Newcastle United (again), and discuss Michael Owen's new brand of beer.Got a suggestion for a new question on tomorrow's edition of The Topics? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics*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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/09/2043m 20s

Arsenal make a signing, Ivan Rakitic goes home, and Marcus Rashford continues his superhero transformation

Hello and a very warm welcome to today's Football Ramble! Kate is joined by Andy and Jim to take a long, hard look at the latest transfers—including Ivan Rakitic's emotional return to his spiritual home, and Arsenal's new left-footed centre back Gabriel. Looks like dreams can come true!Other questions the team attempt to answer today: what's it like sitting next to Troy Deeney and Lethal Bizzle at a sporting event? What does erectile dysfunction have to do with Spanish football? And why is a giant beaver milking a cow in Portugal?Got a suggestion for a new question on tomorrow's edition of The Topics? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics**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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/09/2047m 43s

Good news for Grealish, great news for Lyon, and Spurs get the All or Nothing treatment

Rejoice at the prospect of a brand new Football Ramble for your listening pleasure! This time around Kate, Pete and Luke are the triumvirate primed and ready to deliver some more red hot football chat to your ears and hearts. So strap yourselves in and get ready!On today's show, we ruminate on the addition of Jack Grealish to the England squad ahead of the Three Lions' upcoming fixtures. We then marvel at just how good Lyon are after they lifted the Women's Champions League for the fifth time in a row. And we also find the time to talk Lionel Messi, Tom Hardy and Jose Mourinho.Got a suggestion for a new question on tomorrow's edition of The Topics? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/09/2051m 37s

Arsenal lift first silverware of the season, Maitland-Niles and Coady get England nods, and players on the move

Welcome to a brand new week of Football Ramble delights! Here to kick us off today are Marcus, Vish and a delighted Jim. They start by running the rule over Arsenal's triumph against Liverpool in the Community Shield on Saturday.Elsewhere, there's a couple of additions to Gareth's England squad ahead of the Nations League, the winner of our latest Patreon competition (patreon.com/footballrambledaily), and a round up of players who may well have dived headfirst through the transfer window...Got a suggestion for a new question on tomorrow's edition of The Topics? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/08/2047m 23s

The Preview Show: Football’s back already, Matt Doherty looks set to join Spurs, and Gareth Barry hangs up the boots

Six days after the last one ended, the next football season’s grand opening is somehow already upon us! Yes, we look ahead now to the Community Shield on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway.Kate, Luke and Vish then celebrate Gareth Barry’s hugely impressive career after his retirement announcement, before wondering what exactly Matt Doherty would bring to Tottenham’s defence. And wait with baited breath as Kate faces her first challenger since being crowned the current Luke's Game champion!On next week's edition of The Topics, we want to know: with Tom Hardy voicing the new Spurs documentary, which famous person would you have voicing a series on your club and why? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/08/2051m 49s

Ben Chilwell joins Chelsea, the Football League announces streaming, and Newcastle United are having a mare

Ben Chilwell’s flown the nest and joined up with his old muckers at Chelsea! Marcus, Luke and Pete are here to assess Frank Lampard's latest signing and to mull over Lionel Messi’s next destination – might it be Manchester City?We also highlight Newcastle United’s alarming lack of strikers and celebrate the impressive work of Mathieu Flamini. All in the shadow of a Diego Maradona-shaped rumour looming over La Liga’s newest side, Elche CF.Got a suggestion for a new question on tomorrow's edition of The Topics? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/08/2046m 0s

Lionel Messi requests the unthinkable, England's latest squad, and Louis van Gaal's musings

It seems the grass may well be greener on the other side, even for the GOAT: Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave! Marcus, Vish and Jim are here to unpack this startling news and wonder where Messi might end up should he move on. Is Mike Ashley’s long-term plan finally coming to fruition?We also look over Gareth Southgate's latest squad for England's upcoming Nations League matches, praise friendly neighbourhood superhero Victor Lindelöf and revel in Louis van Gaal’s recent comments about his time at Manchester United.On this week's edition of The Topics, we want to know: if you could choose to dress one football manager, who would you pick and what are they wearing? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/08/2044m 58s

Chelsea peruse the transfer market, single-legged European ties, and Dimitri Payet sticks the boot in

With the football schedule briefly on pause, we turn our attentions to the transfer window as Chelsea look to replace their homegrown talents with expensive imported ones. On today's episode, Kate, Pete and Andy are here to discuss Kai Havertz and Thiago Silva’s imminent arrivals as well as Leicester’s James Maddison signing a four-year contract extension in a service station. We also revel in some more glorious pettiness from various Marseille players, wonder whether these single-legged Champions League ties may be here to stay and reflect on Patrice Evra’s recent interview with Donald McRae.On this week's edition of The Topics, we want to know: if you could choose to dress one football manager, who would you pick and what are they wearing? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/08/2044m 38s

Bayern achieve the inevitable, Sevilla win yet another Europa League, and Guus Hiddink heads to the beach

Bayern Munich’s relentless march to glory reached its inevitable conclusion last night with their Champions League victory over PSG. Kate, Jim and Andy are here to discuss how impressive Hansi Flick’s turnaround has been and what’s next for Neymar et al.We also celebrate yet another win for Sevilla in the Europa League, kick off this week’s question on The Topics and hand Guus Hiddink some suncream as he takes charge of Curaçao.On this week's edition of The Topics, we want to know: if you could choose to dress one football manager, who would you pick and what are they wearing? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/08/2047m 37s

The Preview Show: The European season draws to a close, Nuri Şahin reunites with his nemesis, and more sartorial sins

Kate, Andy and Luke are here to look ahead to the climax of the European football season on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!PSG will try to stop the Bayern Munich steam train on Sunday, while Sevilla’s resident pest (Éver Banega) hopes to get one over his former club Inter. There are other titanic battles for us to discuss too, as Nuri Şahin reunites with an old enemy at Antalyaspor and Kate looks for revenge in Luke’s Game!On next week's edition of The Topics, we want to know: if you could choose to dress one football manager, who would you pick and what are they wearing? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/08/2058m 40s

The unstoppable Bayern machine, Gerard Piqué’s London calling, and the new Lionesses head coach

Serge Gnabry and Robert Lewandowski ended Lyon’s Champions League dream last night, despite the Ligue Un side having plenty of chances! We rue those misses on today’s episode of the Football Ramble.Next, Kate, Vish and Jim look at developments in the women’s game, as Dutch legend Sarina Wiegman becomes the next England head coach and USWNT’s Rose Lavelle joins Man City. There’s even time for some gloriously bizarre transfer rumours – Michael Keane to Barcelona, anyone?***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/08/2048m 26s

Julian Nagelsmann’s sartorial swerve, getting fans back in stadiums, and more Premier League predictions

Julian Nagelsmann’s suit belied the usual efficiency of his RB Leipzig side after last night’s semi-final exit. Marcus, Luke and Vish are here with praise for PSG’s outrageous front three and criticism for Nagelsmann’s tactics – among other things…We also expand on some of the plans being put in place to allow fans back into stadiums, look ahead to Bayern vs Lyon and get a Ronald Koeman update from the president of his fan club, Marcus Speller.On this week's edition of The Topics, we want to know: what changes would you make to food at football stadiums? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/08/2045m 16s

Romelu Lukaku keeps on scoring, David Silva departs, and another reliable Newcastle takeover rumour

Romelu Lukaku’s done it again! Marcus, Andy and Pete are here to celebrate football’s premium bromance as Antonio Conte’s Inter advance to the Europa League final on the back of another cracking performance from the Belgian.Elsewhere we bid farewell to some European stalwarts moving on to pastures new, as David Silva joins Real Sociedad and Blaise Matuidi links up with former teammate David Beckham at Inter Miami. And, sound the alarm yet again because there’s another Newcastle takeover rumour circling!On this week's edition of The Topics, we want to know: what changes would you make to food at football stadiums? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/08/2048m 17s

Manchester United rue missed chances, Pep Guardiola does it again, and Barcelona crumble

Both European competitions served up some outrageous matches this weekend, which saw both Manchester sides eliminated and Barcelona reduced to rubble by a brutal Bayern Munich. Marcus, Pete and Jim are here to get into all of that, as we wonder what happens now for the likes of Lionel Messi and Pep Guardiola. There’s also time for Joe Hart’s seismic return and a brand new edition of The Topics!On this week's edition of The Topics, we want to know: what changes would you make to food at football stadiums? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/08/2049m 49s

The Blizzard: Newcastle United 2-0 Blackpool, 1951

We celebrate Newcastle United's illustrious FA Cup history on today's episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. Historian and author Dan Jackson joins us to look back at the 1951 FA Cup final, the first of three FA Cups Newcastle won in the 1950s!A Newcastle side featuring legends such as Jackie Milburn and Chilean striker George Robledo beat Joe Smith's Blackpool in front of over 100,000 people at Wembley. We explore Newcastle's illustrious status at the time, as well as their victory in the final itself and its implications in what was a special time for North-East football.This is the final episode in this season of Greatest Games–thank you all for listening. For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/08/2039m 24s

The Preview Show: RB Leipzig squeeze past Atlético, Neuer vs Ter Stegen, and glorious punditry pettiness

It was another victory for the Champions League underdogs last night, as RB Leipzig knocked out a stuttering Atlético Madrid. Jules, Luke and Andy wonder whether Diego Simeone’s time at Atleti is coming to an end and what we can expect from them in coming seasons.We also look ahead to a cracking set of Champions League quarter-finals, assess the changes to next season’s schedule and celebrate some glorious pettiness from French pundit Eric Di Meco. Plus, Jules makes her Luke’s Game debut!For the next question week on The Topics, we want to know: what changes would you make to food at football stadiums? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/08/2055m 39s

Heartbreak for Atalanta, Mesut Özil's Arsenal future, and Eric Cantona's vineyard

Sadly, Atalanta's Champions League dream is over. Jules, Pete and Jim mourn the bubble that Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s last-gasp winner burst, before looking ahead to tonight’s edition of the Champions League Lisbon Extravaganza.We also discuss the latest on Mesut Özil's situation at Arsenal (after his interview in The Athletic), and get some dating advice from Paul Dummett. There's even time for Eric Cantona's Champions League château and competition newbies Rennes waking up the neighbours!Email us show@footballrambledaily.com or follow us on Twitter @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/08/2046m 21s

Wolves call off the hunt, the Champions League heads to Lisbon, and what's next for Daniel Sturridge?

Well, after 59 games and 383 days, Wolves’ season has finally come to a close. Jules, Vish and Pete settle into the roasting hot studio to celebrate their amazing achievement, which culminated in a Europa League quarter-final three years after being in the Championship. Elsewhere, we wonder what the future holds for Daniel Sturridge as he looks to return to the Premier League. We also get to some more of your Topics suggestions, which include the introduction of Enforcers and comedy aprons - among other filthy scenes…All this week, we want to know what features you’d introduce to your own summer football tournament. Email us show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet @FootballRamble with #RambleTopics.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/08/2047m 59s

Romelu Lukaku's form continues, turmoil at Bury FC, and Borussia Dortmund stand firm

It wasn’t a vintage Manchester United performance last night against Copenhagen, but they did break through eventually and advanced to the next round. Kate, Jim and Andy are here to look over last night’s Europa League action, notably the incredible goalkeeping from Karl-Johan Johnsson and another cracking Romelu Lukaku performance.We also catch up with the latest cheekiness from Dortmund and Leverkusen, as the respective Jadon Sancho and Kai Havertz transfer sagas roll on. And, after their application to rejoin the National League was rejected, we take a gander at the tumultuous scenes at Bury FC.All this week, we want to know what features you’d introduce to your own summer football tournament. Email us show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet @FootballRamble with #RambleTopics.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/08/2047m 55s

Andrea Pirlo steps up to the plate, Man City march on, and Lionel Messi does it yet again

The Champions League has returned, and Man City are in with a real chance of winning it all! Kate, Luke and Vish are here to marvel at their dominant win over Real Madrid as well as Pep Guardiola’s choice of novelty t-shirt.Elsewhere, Barcelona fended off Napoli with some more Lionel Messi brilliance - which massively underwhelmed Vish. Meanwhile, after their loss to Lyon, Juventus have replaced Maurizio Sarri with the sexy work experience kid: Andrea Pirlo. Strange times!All this week, we want to know what features you’d introduce to your own summer football tournament. Email us show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet @FootballRamble with #RambleTopics.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/08/2049m 57s

The Blizzard: Watford 4-0 QPR, 1982

We're joined by the Mail On Sunday's Rob Draper for today's episode of Greatest Games (in association with The Blizzard) and we’re discussing a clash of English managerial greats!When Graham Taylor's Watford took on Terry Venables' QPR in the Second Division in 1982, it represented a pivotal moment in the tactical history of English football. Marcus, Jonathan and Rob sit down to discuss this classic battle of pressing vs possession, and the similarity between this and the modern battles of Pep Guardiola and Jürgen Klopp.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/08/2045m 50s

The Preview Show: Wolves’ European adventure continues, the Champions League returns, and our brand new feature!

Get the anthem ready, because the Champions League is back! Marcus, Andy and Luke are here to look ahead to the return of European action, as Man City take on a rejuvenated Real Madrid and Lyon hope to sneak past Juventus.Elsewhere, we celebrate Wolves advancing to the next round of the Europa League, discuss the new Nicolas Anelka documentary and play out another hugely tense round of Luke’s Game! For the first question for our new segment, The Topics, we want to know: what features would you introduce in your own summer tournament? Email show@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us using #RambleTopics***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/08/2054m 34s

The Europa League gets underway, Arsenal make several redundancies, and Iker Casillas hangs up his gloves

European football is back! Jules, Pete and Andy are here to round up the first few Europa League matches from last night, before looking ahead to how Wolves and Man United might fare in the competition’s latter stages. Elsewhere, we discuss Arsenal’s decision to make 55 staff members redundant and celebrate Iker Casillas’ amazing career after his retirement this week. There’s also plenty of chat on hair removal and eating whacking great slabs of meat too—if that’s your thing?Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/08/2048m 56s

Fulham secure promotion, Willian looks set to join Arsenal, and how will Alexis Sánchez be remembered?

Kate, Jim and Vish are in the studio as Fulham secured the Championship’s final promotion spot with a hard-fought victory over Brentford – all thanks to Scott Parker’s lovely wholesomeness.We also get stuck into some interesting transfer news, as Willian and Alexis Sánchez look destined to move on to Arsenal and Inter Milan respectively. We then reflect on Danny Rose’s comments around the racial targeting he regularly suffers and run the rule over Spurs’ potential new signing, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/08/2049m 16s

The Championship play-off final, Harry Kewell’s return, and developments north of the border

On today's show, we're looking ahead to one of the biggest games in English football as Brentford take on Fulham for a place in the Premier League. Will Aleksandar Mitrović play? How nervous is Marcus Speller? Listen to find out!We also round up the opening weekend of the Scottish Premiership, as Celtic began their quest for a record tenth consecutive title. There’s even time for a glance at puzzling developments at Barcelona and Oldham Athletic respectively, as one has spent €650m on largely underwhelming transfers and the other has appointed Harry Kewell as their new manager.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/08/2041m 5s

Arsenal win a record FA Cup, Eddie Howe leaves Bournemouth, and the merits of the Filet-O-Fish

Jules, Vish and Jim are here to recount a fantastic FA Cup final that deserved to be played in a packed-out Wembley, as Arsenal overcame Chelsea. Jim’s delighted about Arsenal but cautious about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future after his remarkable goal. Meanwhile the Drip King™️ Héctor Bellerín’s been at it again.Elsewhere we round up an underwhelming end to Juventus’ Serie A title parade, honour Eddie Howe after he departs from Bournemouth and marvel at this weekend’s dubious end to the Austrian second division.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/08/2047m 41s

The Blizzard: Liverpool 4-0 Barcelona, 2019

We’re revisiting a modern classic on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. To discuss a game that followed a fantastical narrative, we brought on an equally excellent storyteller – director of ‘Diego Maradona’, Asif Kapadia!Asif chanced upon a ticket for this second-leg tie at Anfield (next to Michael Fassbender, no less), as Liverpool’s season was seemingly petering out. But Jurgen Klopp stood by his tactical beliefs and, after Divock Origi tapped home after just seven minutes, the inexorable tide began to turn. Then the corner was taken quickly–ORIGI!For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/08/2049m 29s

The Preview Show: No takeover for Newcastle, Fulham take a step closer to the Premier League, and looking ahead to the FA Cup Final

Luke and Vish join Marcus for today's Preview Show sponsored by Betway, and first on the agenda is the news that the proposed takeover of Newcastle United has fallen through.The boys also run the rule over Fulham's stuttering progression to the playoff final where they'll face Brentford. Is Fulham sympathiser Marcus confident? Elsewhere, there's more problematic FIFA news, Nathan Ake, and an epic edition of Luke's Game. Stay tuned!This episode is sponsored by BetwaySearch ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/07/2054m 54s

The Bees buzz their way to Wembley, James Maddison signs a new deal at Leicester, and will fans be back in October?

Jules, Jim and Luke are here to talk you through last night's dramatic scenes as Brentford booked their tickets to Wembley in their final game at Griffin Park. Elsewhere in the pod, there's James Maddison's excellent new contract but questionable choice in t-shirts, talk of fans coming back to games, and a cut price Joel Veltman arrives in Brighton.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/07/2048m 39s

The delicately balanced Newcastle takeover, Roy Keane’s softer side, and the Ehantharajah Fan Club

As the proposed takeover of Newcastle United rolls on, fans are forced into difficult discussions about the club’s potential ownership and football’s wider issues. Jules, Pete and Vish are in the studio to wrestle with these competing feelings on today’s episode of the Football Ramble.Elsewhere, Adam Lallana returns to the beach as he joins Brighton and Neil Warnock makes Middlesbrough his latest managerial home. We also try to work out which aspect of post-lockdown football we prefer: Mike Dean’s beard or Micah Richards and Roy Keane’s adorable bromance.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/07/2045m 50s

Fulham have one foot in the play-off final, Dejan Lovren cements his legacy, and Almería hire yet another coach

Josh Onomah's glorious goal for Fulham helped seal a vital play-off semi-final win over Cardiff last night. Take a bow, Josh! Kate, Andy and Pete are here to talk about that briefly, before wondering which of their mascots would win in a scrap…There’s plenty more to get stuck into: Dejan Lovren is off to smash more trophies at Zenit Saint Petersburg, Man United continue to lowball Borussia Dortmund for Jadon Sancho and Almería have hired their FIFTH coach of the season! And we thought Watford were impatient...Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/07/2052m 50s

Aston Villa survive, Leicester City fail to qualify for the Champions League, and Leighton Baines joins a band

The Premier League season has finally come to an end 352 days after it began, with Aston Villa securing their survival after their draw at West Ham. Join Marcus, Andy and Jim on today’s episode of the Football Ramble as they pore over the final standings and recap a spicy last day!Aston Villa’s draw confirmed Watford and Bournemouth’s relegation – we have a wonder as to what’s next for both sides and who may need a managerial change ahead of next season’s Championship campaign. We also discuss Leicester City’s hugely disappointing end to the season as they drop out of a top-four that they spent almost the entire season occupying. Finally, we find the time to celebrate an Italian underdog story as Juventus clinched their ninth consecutive Serie A title! Shock!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/07/2044m 23s

The Blizzard: American Samoa 2-1 Tonga, 2011

Imagine losing all thirty of the games you've played as an international side, losing by a combined score of 229-12 as well as sitting bottom of the FIFA rankings. On top of that, imagine suffering a 31-0 loss to Australia in an OFC Nations Cup qualifier as headlines around the world declared you the 'Worst Team in World Football.'On today's episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, globetrotting author James Montague joins us to discuss that very team. In 2011, Thomas Rongen took over a side with "the lowest footballing IQ he'd ever seen" and players with emotional scars from a long line of relentless losses. Against all the odds, they somehow won their first-ever competitive game against Tonga in a 2011 World Cup qualifier - with James among the 20 people in attendance!For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/07/2038m 38s

The Preview Show: The climax of the Premier League, retiring shirt numbers, and Claude Puel vs The Empire

Well, we’ve made it to the final weekend of the Premier League season! We look ahead to the last day on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Marcus, Luke and Andy work out the state of play regarding Champions League qualification and relegation survival – will Eddie Howe leave Bournemouth if they go down? There’s also chat on Birmingham City retiring Jude Bellingham’s shirt number and Claude Puel taking on The Empire in the final of the Coupe de France. Also, stay tuned for one of the most controversial rounds of Luke’s Game yet!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/07/2053m 10s

A fevered finish to the Championship, Liverpool lift the Premier League, and Michail Antonio strikes again

If anyone was in doubt about how crazy the final day of the Championship can be, last night set the record straight! Jules, Luke and Jim are here to recap an unbelievable night of football that saw West Brom promoted, Swansea City sneak into the playoffs and Luton Town complete their dramatic relegation escape. We also reflect on a bittersweet moment for Liverpool, who finally lifted the Premier League trophy in front of an empty Anfield after a barnstorming match against Chelsea. There’s also time for Paul Pogba’s bizarre acting and yet another Michail Antonio goal!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/07/2046m 29s

Aston Villa are given a lifeline, Serie A shenanigans, and fondling football trophies

Aston Villa’s great escape is on! In the race to avoid the drop, last night’s results were seismic and Marcus, Pete and Vish are here to revel in all that glorious tension.We discuss another Watford humbling against Manchester City (Vish was in attendance) and look ahead to which sides can secure promotion in tonight’s final round of the Championship. There’s also time for a thorough breakdown of player swap deals, kissing the world cup and the most bizarre Pete’s Mystery Noise yet…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/07/2045m 58s

Wolves continue the hunt, Brighton secure their survival, and Jude Bellingham breaks out the guitar

It’s the nature of a post-lockdown Premier League that some matches are going to be just a bit dull. Case in point: last night’s Brighton vs Newcastle. Jules, Jim and Vish are in good spirits regardless, as we celebrate Brighton’s confirmed survival and marvel at Matt Ritchie’s dulcet tones.We also look back over yet another Wolves win, as they further establish themselves as one of the most entertaining sides in the division. We then discuss the cancellation of this year’s Ballon d’Or. There’s even time for some of our favourite ‘new signing’ videos from various clubs’ social media accounts - what’s your favourite? Let us know!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/07/2041m 16s

Leeds United return, more David de Gea errors and Jon Moss in double denim

So, it’ll be a London derby in this year’s FA Cup final! Kate, Andy and Pete are here to discuss this weekend’s two cracking semi-finals, as well as the latest from the Premier League, on today’s episode of the Football Ramble!We wonder whether David de Gea’s status as an elite goalkeeper is in trouble after some catastrophic errors against Chelsea, meanwhile David Luiz addressed his own critics after an impressive Arsenal performance. We also discuss Watford’s shock dismissal of Nigel Pearson and celebrate Leeds United’s return to the Premier League!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/07/2050m 20s

Book Club: Black and Blue, Paul Canoville

We welcome Chelsea's first black footballer to today's episode of the Book Club, as Kate Mason and Andy Brassell are joined in the studio by Paul Canoville!Paul's award-winning autobiography Black and Blue paints a vivid picture of a thoughtful man trying to make his way in a world that, in many parts, was not ready to accept him. He joins us in the studio to look back on his challenging life, discuss the influence of his ghostwriter turned friend Rick Glanvill and draw saddening parallels between the abuse he suffered from the stands and the experiences of today's black professional footballers. You can buy Paul's autobiography here.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/07/2047m 43s

The Blizzard: South Africa 2-0 Tunisia, 1996

On today's episode of Greatest Games in association with The Blizzard, we look back to a pivotal point in African football history. Mark Gleeson, journalist and FIFA's African Football Archivist, joins us to remember the final of the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations!Amidst wider racial turmoil across the country, South Africa replaced Kenya as hosts in the run-up to the tournament. Mark joins us to highlight football's progressive position in South African society and we recall how the nation watched as Bafana Bafana triumphed at their first ever AFCON tournament!For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/07/2045m 25s

The Preview Show: A purring Brendan Rodgers, the FA Cup semi-finals, and the ghost of Peter Ridsdale

With both the FA Cup semi-finals and some important Premier League matches still to play, it’s going to be a jam-packed weekend of football. We’re talking all about it on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! Brendan Rodgers was purring after Leicester’s win over Sheffield United last night, while Nigel Pearson hopes his Watford players can break out of his escape room in time for tonight’s scrap against West Ham. We also celebrate Gareth Bale’s latest La Liga title, wonder who will qualify for Europe and cautiously predict Leeds United’s return to the Big Dance... Finally.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/07/2049m 48s

Arsenal somehow beat the Champions, Harry Kane hits 200, and the Christmas World Cup gets some dates

Jules, Jim and Andy are here and they cannot begin to fathom how in the world Arsenal managed to walk away from their meeting with Liverpool with all three points. There’s some deserved praise for Alexandre Lacazette and rare condemnation for Virgil van Dijk – Jim doesn’t know what to do with himself!Elsewhere, Harry Kane passed another landmark in his storied career as he hits 200 club goals. We also take a look at some confirmed dates for both this summer’s transfer window and the 2022 Qatar World Cup. Pour a glass of eggnog - the Christmas World Cup is coming to town.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/07/2045m 50s

Hull City implode, Chelsea scrape past Norwich, and combating racism online

My word...that Chelsea vs Norwich game didn’t offer much now did it? Torrid stuff. Thankfully, Wigan's brutal dismantling of Hull City was a much more entertaining affair—we’re talking both those matches and more on today’s episode! We also get to some of your answers for ‘worst things found in a club shop’ and, after Wilfried Zaha and David McGoldrick both publicised the racist abuse they regularly receive on social media, we explore how the discussion around racism is changing as well as the pitfalls and prevalence of social media.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/07/2056m 12s

Wycombe Wanderers secure promotion, Man United leave the back door open and European title races wind down

They’ve waited 133 years, but Wycombe Wanderers - and Gareth Ainsworth’s leather jacket - have made it to the Championship! Marcus, Andy and Pete are here to celebrate their promotion and marvel at the unfaltering career of super sub Adebayo Akinfenwa.We then discuss Manchester United’s latest slip up against Southampton amidst an intriguing race for the top four. We also round up some of the latest action from La Liga and Serie A – Gareth Bale’s been at it again, the cheeky sod…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/07/2044m 11s

Man City overturn their ban, Spurs win the North London derby, and Norwich are relegated

Kate, Vish and Jim are here to discuss the news of Man City’s successful appeal against their European ban, the fallout from yet another eventful North London derby and Leicester’s catastrophic display against a suddenly revitalised Bournemouth. Elsewhere, Norwich are finally relegated - at the hand of The Ferryman, no less - Jonathan Pearce provides some instantly classic commentary and we discover the Newcastle United-themed rap EP we had no idea we needed.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/07/2051m 42s

The Blizzard: Netherlands 0-1 Spain, 2010

In today’s episode of Greatest Games (in association with The Blizzard), we return to the 2010 World Cup. The Independent’s Miguel Delaney was watching from the press box as his Spanish compatriots took on the Netherlands in the final in Johannesburg!This would mark the first time a European nation won the tournament outside of the continent, as the two sides met in a World Cup match for the first time. Miguel, Marcus and Jonathan recount a pulsating game fraught with tension, littered with yellow cards and rounded off by a glorious goal from one of Europe’s very best—all in front of over 900 million people watching from all over the world.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/07/2051m 3s

The Preview Show: Paul Pogba impresses, the North London derby returns, and Richard Keys saves football

Hot off the heels of a shambolic draw with Bournemouth, the first trailer for Spurs' new ‘All or Nothing’ Amazon documentary series has just dropped. Spoiler: it’s nothing...Marcus, Andy and Luke are here to peel back the layers of that terrible performance, as well as marvel at another vintage Man United display. There’s also time for talk of Richard Keys single-handedly saving football, Carlo Ancelotti opening his illustrious contacts book and a titanic battle between the top two seeds in Luke’s Game – that's all on today's episode of the Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/07/2054m 41s

Liverpool are honoured again, Newcastle lay down for Man City, and orange cards in La Liga

Kate, Luke and Jim are here to ask; do the champions always get a corridor of applause from everyone once they’ve won the league? Frankly we can’t remember, but then there’s a lot of stuff we’ve forgotten about since the world stopped making sense, like that Eric Dier crowd thing.On the various pitches Liverpool walked through their corridor and all over Brighton, James Tarkowski got away with one against West Ham and Man City put five past a Newcastle team who seemed to be having out of body experiences where they were on a beach rather than at the Etihad.Elsewhere we examine the MLS Fyre Festival controversy, the sudden introduction of a new type of card in La Liga and the Bezification of in game crowd noise. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/07/2044m 59s

All square at The Emirates, Welbeck gives Watford hope, and will five subs continue next season?

Jules, Pete and Jim are here to discuss football. All the football. SO much football, and so much GOOD football! Chelsea came out on top of a five goal thriller at Crystal Palace, Watford overcame Norwich with Danny Welbeck scoring while upside down and Arsenal and Leicester drew after some good old VAR drama. Who doesn’t love that? Everyone. There’s also big news from IFAB, with a possible extension of the five substitutes malarkey, the indefatigable Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Neil Warnock riding his bike around Middlesbrough in training gear. Of course he’s been doing that. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/07/2042m 32s

Son vs Lloris, a League One penalty masterclass, and Joey Barton’s vanity glasses

Just as well Son Heung-min and Hugo Lloris had a scrap, as last night’s game provided sod all else to talk about. Vish managed to miss it from the press box at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but him, Kate and Pete press on regardless.Also on today’s episode, we marvel at the return of Netflix villain Jack Rodwell and look ahead to some of tonight’s intriguing Premier League ties. Plus, we ask the question on everyone’s lips: will Gareth Ainsworth’s leather jacket be a downloadable extra on the new Fifa game?Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/07/2044m 24s

Southampton survive Man City’s siege, Arsenal show maturity, and Jamie Vardy joins the 100 Club

There was no need for Southampton vs Man City to be a crazy, backs-to-the-wall thriller – but what a game it was! After an understandably sluggish start football seems to have found its groove. Marcus, Andy and Jim also look back over Arsenal’s impressive win over Wolves, Man United’s vintage demolition of Bournemouth and, of course, consider which of Jurgen Klopp or Pep Guardiola you’d prefer to fight.We also check in with some record-breakers as Jamie Vardy, Sergio Ramos, and Gigi Buffon all continue to defy the concept of ageing!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/07/2050m 25s

The Blizzard: Uruguay 1-1 Ghana (4-2 pens), 2010

It is almost ten years to the day since one of the most dramatic matches in World Cup history unfolded on a raucous night in Johannesburg. BBC 5 Live commentator Conor McNamara joins us to look back at the iconic clash between Ghana and Uruguay on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard!The hopes of a continent, and probably every neutral around the world, rested on a Ghanaian side that took on Uruguay and their fearsome attacking talent for a place in the semi-finals. Two goals either side of half time set up an extra-time period unlike any other, with Luis Suárez at his infamous worst – all set to the pulsating drone of 84,000 vuvuzelas.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/07/2052m 25s

The Preview Show: Man City’s corridor of applause, Sheffield United get a needed win, and World Cup 2018 relived

They might have underperformed this season by their outrageous standards, but Man City showed last night they’re still capable of handing out a pasting. The new champions were on the end of it this time, as we discuss on today’s jam-packed edition of the Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! We also give Kate some stick for a calamitous Spurs performance, look ahead to some tasty weekend fixtures and, two years on, remember England's penalty shoot-out bliss. Lovely stuff.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/07/2055m 14s

Leicester slip up, West Ham ensure Chelsea can't capitalise, and Bournemouth are doomed

Nobody wants to secure qualification for Europe, do they?! Jules, Andy and Vish are in situ to pore over last night’s Premier League matches, as Chelsea failed to capitalise on Leicester’s defeat at Everton and climb to third in the table. We also praise another impressive performance from Newcastle, particularly from star man and Twitter legend Allan Saint-Maximin, after a 4-1 result that probably sealed Bournemouth’s fate. All that, plus a tonking 6-0 win for Serie A’s own Premier League tribute act and a preview of tonight’s games, on today’s episode! Join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/07/2046m 9s

Brilliant Bruno Fernandes, Joe Hart’s next steps, and steampunk church-gazing

We’re gradually coming to terms with Man United being a prominent force again, with today’s episode further evidence of that. Jules, Pete and Luke are here to rave about Bruno Fernandes’ pivotal impact since his arrival after United’s 3-0 win at Brighton last night.We also wonder what’s next for former England goalkeeper Joe Hart, celebrate the mind-boggling genius of Lionel Messi and wonder how Leicester can regain some intensity. There’s even time for a round of Pete’s new game, “Guess That Football Noise” (it’s a working title).Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/07/2049m 35s

Sean Dyche's future at Burnley, improving BAME opportunities in coaching, and chaos at Barcelona

Even with the possibility of Europa League qualification, might the end of this season be the best time for Sean Dyche to leave Burnley? Marcus, Andy and Vish are here to mull over that question on today’s episode of the Football Ramble!We also discuss the details of a new scheme designed to help more BAME coaches find roles at the top of English football, as well as the PFA’s calls for commentators to address racial bias. And, with reports of dressing room unrest and Quique Setién under yet more pressure, we try to unpick the current chaos at Barcelona.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/06/2056m 50s

The FA Cup quarter-finals have predictable outcomes, Danny Ings is red hot, and Neil Warnock rides again

Marcus, Jim and Pete are here to discuss the weekend’s action, where Man City had enough in the tank to overcome the weaponry of Newcastle United, Arsenal got past a wind-powered Sheffield United and Harry Maguire denied us penalties with his late winner against Norwich. Was this Marcus Speller’s deliberate attempt at black magic-based sabotage? Over in the Premier League we zero in on praise for James Ward-Prowse and Danny Ings, while in the Championship Neil Warnock is back with an immediate bang!We have a global offering for you today, featuring a wonder-assist from Santi Cazorla, Ronaldinho’s latest ambition and the German word known as “Lingerkeg”.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/06/2049m 36s

The Blizzard: Romania 3-2 Argentina, 1994

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we look back on perhaps the most enjoyable game of the 1994 World Cup, alongside the New York Times’ Rory Smith! Despite the fallout from Diego Maradona’s drug ban casting a shadow over their tournament, this enviable Argentina team and cohort of Romanian superstars were probably the tournament’s two best sides. We revel in the chaotic game that unfolded between them, featuring cracking goals from Eastern European football royalty and technical quality that belied the sweltering heat in Pasadena.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/06/2050m 50s

The Preview Show: Liverpool are finally crowned champions by Chelsea, and the hand of Fernandinho!

Luke, Marcus and Jim are here and Liverpool have finally done it! They had to wait 30 years, and then a little bit more, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that they do not care. Where do they rank among the best Premier League winners of all time? Tune in to find out!We look back over Chelsea’s win over Man City in what was, fittingly, probably the best game since the restart, look over our favourite moments of the FA Cup so far ahead of its return and indulge in a surprising amount of Coventry chat. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/06/2052m 40s

Merseyside magic, another Serie A title twist, and the relegation dogfight

Liverpool breeze past Crystal Palace with a precision bordering on the unnerving, and now find themselves a whisker away from their first Premier League title for 30 years.Not to be outdone, an Anthony Martial-inspired Man United swipe Sheffield United aside, while Newcastle and Aston Villa duke out a draw and Serie A goes goal mad.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/06/2043m 34s

Spurs flatter to deceive, Leicester stumble again and football’s lovable Grandad returns

The Premier League ain’t stopping, and neither are we! Jules Breach, Luke Moore and Vithushan Ehantharajah are back with another episode of the Football Ramble, as this festival of summer football continues.On today’s show, we begin by reflecting on Tottenham’s distinctly underwhelming win over West Ham. Vish was there in the press box and talks us through the procedures involved for the visiting press and the peculiarities of reporting on a turgid game in an empty stadium. We also discuss Brighton’s hard-earned point at Leicester, as the Foxes’ faltering performances before lockdown seem to continue. And, much like two cartoon TV villains returning for yet another season, we celebrate the return of Neil Warnock and ponder Arsenal’s decision to hastily announce David Luiz’s contract extension.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/06/2052m 15s

Man City batter Burnley, La Liga conspiracy theories, and José Mourinho’s weird maths

Kate Mason, Andy Brassell and Jim Campbell are here to discuss another frustrating turn of events as some utter prat paid a numpty in a plane to deliberately miss the point of a global push for equality. Ben Mee and Burnley themselves spoke out eloquently and commendably about a bad situation that needs to be addressed. In the football itself, Phil Foden shone, a lockdown plus reveals itself as Antonio Conte is now more audible from the sidelines and we give a wave to La Liga conspiracy merchant Gerard Pique. Plus, this just in… WARNOCK RETURNS!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/06/2049m 1s

Newcastle’s continued unbeaten run, David Moyes’ guttural screams and some Roy Keane ASMR

Well, what a weekend of Premier League football that was! Marcus Speller, Pete Donaldson and Vithusan Ehantharajah are here to dissect it all on a brand new episode of the Football Ramble!Newcastle four-month unbeaten run continued with a win over Sheffield United - though Pete is still reluctant to praise goalscoring machine Joelinton - while Neal Maupay delivered some of that Premier League #narrative we’ve been craving as Brighton beat Arsenal. Elsewhere, we touch on Wolves’ win over West Ham that featured some alarming sounds from Davíd Moyes and round up the latest Championship results, as teams scramble for promotion and Aleksandar Mitrović has grown his wild mane out.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/06/2050m 38s

Ramble Meets... Jason Euell

On today's Ramble Meets... episode, Andy Brassell is joined by former Charlton and Wimbledon forward, turned coach, Jason Euell! Jason burst onto the scene when he scored a remarkable volley on his Wimbledon debut, before establishing himself as a first-team regular and fan favourite across his eleven years with The Dons and Charlton Athletic. He sits down with Andy to discuss learning his craft in that post-Crazy Gang era at Wimbledon, enjoying his best years at Charlton and his determination to rise through the coaching ranks. He also gives his erudite and engaging thoughts on the opportunities available to black coaches in the game and what can be done to promote much-needed diversity throughout the football hierarchy.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/06/2058m 13s

The Blizzard: Croatia 1-1 Turkey (1-3 pens), 2008

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, the New York Times’ Tariq Panja joins us to remember one of the most raucous football atmospheres he’s ever experienced, where his laptop “consistently bounced off the table in the press box for the full 120 minutes.” Tariq, Marcus and Jonathan reminisce about an error-ridden match where Turkey looked certain to go out as the game unfolded and Croatian pressure started to mount. Drama late in extra-time, a chaotic penalty shoot-out and a frantic battle to get to a European Championship semi-final ensured this was truly a game to remember.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/06/2041m 42s

The Preview Show: Norwich fight for their lives, José’s back (again), and views from a Travel Tavern

With a full weekend of Premier League fixtures to look forward to, the next few days promise to be full of gloriously unfiltered Barclays action. So join Marcus Speller, Andy Brassell and Luke Moore to discuss it all on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!We look ahead to pivotal fixtures at both ends of the table, as Norwich look for a much-needed win to keep their slim relegation survival hopes alive, while José Mourinho faces his old club with presumably the same air of disdain and resentment he left with. Elsewhere, we give you the lowdown on Chelsea’s latest signing as Timo Werner puts pen to paper, we hear about Kai Havertz getting cheeky on Twitter, and Andy takes on Marcus in a titanic battle on another edition of Luke’s Game!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/06/2049m 3s

Arsenal return as only they can, Hawk-Eye proves fallible after all, and the Champions League: Lisbon Edition takes shape

Jules Breach, Jim Campbell and Andy Brassell are here to finally look back over some Premier League action! 100 days without it and we immediately get controversy over technology and Arsenal imploding. The more things change the more they stay the same. In Manchester the follically barren charlatan Pep Guardiola got one over on former assistant Mikel Arteta after a trademark David Luiz implosion, while at Villa Park Sheffield United can count themselves incredibly unlucky after goal line technology was revealed to have a blind spot, something that hasn’t been uncovered in over 9,000 games thus far. We also had time to look at the imperious dominance of the Bayern Munich machine, more cardboard cutout fun and a certain somebody’s gluttonous birthday plans.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Jamie Carragher believes that David Luiz is done for at Arsenal:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/david-luiz-man-city-vs-arsenal-jamie-carragher-epl-red-card-a9572436.htmlThe temporary Champions League format is settled:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53082304Hawk-Eye apologise for the Villa Park debacle:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jun/17/hawk-eye-apologises-goalline-error-sheffield-united-aston-villa  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/06/2056m 41s

The Premier League’s return, emotional support animals, and being bald for fun

The Premier League is back – and so is The Football Ramble!To celebrate the return of England’s top flight, we’ll be releasing Football Ramble episodes daily, featuring a revolving selection of hosts from each of our usual shows. Today, Kate Mason is joined by Luke Moore and Pete Donaldson to look ahead to tonight’s Premier League fixtures. Who will adapt best to the bizarre conditions? Why do people rate Aston Villa? What song would we walk onto as a sub?There’s also plenty of time to discuss what’s still to play for this season, celebrate the brilliant Marcus Rashford and reminisce about Michail Antonio’s largely uneventful Christmas Day last year…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/06/201h 0m

The Return of the Premier League – Episode 3: Money, Neutral Venues, and Football's Future

On the third and final episode of the series, we turn our attention to the financial necessity behind the Premier League's return and explore how coronavirus will reshape the future of English football. Join Melissa Reddy as she also dissects the neutral venues debate with the help of former police superintendent, Owen West. He labeled it a missed opportunity to engage with fans and build greater trust. Dr Rob Wilson breaks down the impact on the transfer window, and along with ESPN's Mark Ogden, talks through the Premier League's continued hand-to-mouth existence. They consider what mechanisms can be put in place to safeguard English football against another stoppage like this in the future.Thanks for listening to The Return of the Premier League, hosted by Melissa Reddy. Join us tomorrow for a brand new schedule to celebrate the Premier League's return!All music courtesy of Epidemic Sound.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/06/2024m 55s

The Return of the Premier League – Episode 2: The New Normal

We're back with the second episode of our three-part series, The Return of the Premier League, hosted by Melissa Reddy!With football trying to implement the early stages of Project Restart, the priority was ensuring the safest working environment possible for a return to training. On today's episode, we look into how players had to be convinced by robust scientific evidence and the successful resumption of the Bundesliga before they felt comfortable to get back at it. We hear from the likes of ESPN's Mark Ogden and STATSport's Sean O'Connor about football's unprecedented new normal, while Bournemouth defender Chris Mepham describes what getting a Coronavirus test actually feels like!Episode 3: 'Money and neutral venue madness' will be available tomorrow! All music courtesy of Epidemic Sound.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/06/2028m 59s

The Return of the Premier League – Episode 1: How We Got Here

Welcome to The Return of the Premier League, a brand new three-part documentary series telling the story of how football returned amid the Coronavirus pandemic, hosted by Melissa Reddy.Over the next three days, we'll explore every facet of the top-flight’s suspension in England and subsequent Project Restart plan. On today's episode, we look into just how seismic the stopping of the game was and how football wrestled with the unfolding events around the early stages of the COVID-19 crisis. We hear from expert voices from around the game including Bournemouth and Wales defender Chris Mepham, former Newcastle player Ryan Taylor, football finance expert Dr Rob Wilson and journalists Darren Lewis and Vaishali Bhardwaj.Episode 2: 'The New Normal' will be available tomorrow! All music courtesy of Epidemic Sound.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/06/2027m 53s

An announcement regarding our upcoming schedule!

Hi all! Here's a very special announcement from us about our upcoming release schedule...The Return of the Premier League, with Melissa Reddy, is a three-part documentary series looking at the Premier League's battle for survival amidst the Coronavirus pandemic. Episodes available later today, Monday and Tuesday.Then from Wednesday, join us for episodes of the Football Ramble Monday-Friday, featuring a rotating mix of hosts from all your favourite Football Ramble Daily shows!Keep an eye on our Twitter and Instagram for more info...  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/06/201m 17s

The Blizzard: England 2-0 Scotland, 1996

A few days ahead of the game’s 24th anniversary, comedian Mark Watson joins us to remember one of England’s most iconic victories on today’s episode of the Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. As Jonathan frantically scrambled from a university exam to catch the game, Terry Venables’ England side prepared for a crucial game in Group A of Euro 96. After the infamous night out in Hong Kong ahead of the tournament, then the disappointing 1-1 draw with Switzerland in the opening game, a win was crucial for the hosts. Mark, Jonathan and Marcus revel in their heady memories of a glorious summer of football – perhaps best encapsulated by Paul Gascoigne’s moment of genius as he nonchalantly flicks the ball over Colin Hendry’s head and smashes it home. Magical stuff. For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/06/2051m 45s

The Preview Show: Transfer Tinder, Mikel Arteta’s “strange” return to Man City and Shaquille O’Neal

It’s not just the Premier League that’s returning next week but also the Premier League narrative. Mikel Arteta is preparing to return to The Etihad to face old boss Pep Guardiola and we are all EXCITED. West Ham are getting ready too, with a massive mosaic. To whom will this mammoth task fall? Is it not vulnerable to mischief making? So many questions need answering. Leagues One and Two have voted to end their season so we have lots to say about that, while also taking in a surprise visit from Shaquille O’Neal and having a lovely chat about Sir Les Ferdinand flirting with Juventus on football’s new dating app. We also have an open top plane update from a listener and Uncle Pete tells us about his camera roll, memories of a particular sideboard and the Dōtonbori river’s sinister Curse of the Colonel.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Shaquille O’Neal is lending his support to Northampton Town:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/53006236Mike Arteta prepares for a strange return to Man City:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/12004636/mikel-arteta-arsenal-boss-says-manchester-city-return-will-be-strange-but-specialTransfer Tinder from TransferRoom:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jun/07/premier-league-clubs-turn-to-online-dating-methods-in-the-transfer-marketTime Tunnel:https://play.acast.com/s/footballramble/bbb7b6b5-8085-4e7f-bf8d-4d5f0cc62725  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/06/2054m 43s

On The Continent: A thorough La Liga preview, and what next for Mario Balotelli?

¡Hola! Welcome to a new episode of On The Continent, Football Ramble Daily's weekly meander through European football's biggest stories. We're in a celebratory mood on today's episode, as La Liga returns tonight with another edition of El Gran Derbi between Sevilla and Real Betis. ESPN's David Cartlidge, our old OTC pal and sparring partner, joins us to preview all the weekend's action and things to look out for. We also discuss Ligue 1's hastiness to cancel their season, a disturbing attack on Benfica's bus and what's next for Mario Balotelli, after his disappointing homecoming in Brescia looks likely to come to an end.You can listen to episodes of the Mailbag, where Andy and Marcus Speller answer your European football questions, exclusively on Patreon! Sign up at patreon.com/footballrambledaily and send your questions to: otc@footballrambledaily.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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/06/2056m 56s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Nick Bright

In all honestly, the dream line-up for this week’s episode of Fantasy Five-a-Side might be the hardest, most unforgiving bunch of tyrants you could ever assemble. Nick Bright, DJ on BBC 1Xtra and 5 Live, joins Jim Campbell to talk him through a five-a-side squad that would strike fear into any opposition at your local Powerleague. It features an otherwise stoic goalkeeper - who became a rampant madman on the pitch - a couple of beautifully graceful thugs from the continent and, thankfully, an affable Arsenal legend up top.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/06/2045m 56s

Jules & Andy: Lingering questions around Project Restart, and football's fight for equality

With the Premier League’s return just over a week away, we discuss the final moving pieces of Project Restart on today’s episode of Jules & Andy!We acknowledge some of the questions that still need answers, including clubs deciding what to do with their fans’ season ticket money and how players will manage any injury worries after their prolonged break. We also discuss Raheem Sterling’s interview on BBC’s Newsnight where he stressed the need for black and minority ethnic players to be represented n the higher echelons of football, from the dugout to the boardroom.We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/06/2039m 55s

The Ramble: Celebration Cam, a Champions League mini-tournament and the inspirational Brendan Rodgers

How we’ve missed Brendan Rodgers. With the Premier League’s return just around the corner he’s talking about “emotionally activating” his players and taking inspiration from Phil Jackson of The Last Dance. Yes. Yeeeeees. This is what we want, and it’s all so close. The Premier League have also discussed setting up a Celebration Cam - a camera for players to celebrate into - which is why they get paid the big bucks, while in the Bundesliga we got our first taste of artificial crowd noise and frankly the jury is out.We also found time to chat Pro Evolution Soccer, marvel at Multipurpose Steve Harper and indulge Pete’s dog borrowing plans, as well as his interminable film club. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Chelsea are into Ben Chilwell:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jun/05/chelsea-step-up-interest-in-ben-chilwell-but-leicester-want-at-least-60mJurgen Klopp is dreaming of the bus parade:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11669/12001966/liverpool-premier-league-title-parade-could-be-next-season-says-jurgen-kloppBrendan Rodgers recommends The Last Dance:https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/brendan-rodgers-told-leicester-city-4202828  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/06/2048m 26s

At The Match Revisited: Dortmund 2-0 Freiburg, 2018

With football across the continent gradually returning, we've been using its absence to look back over some of our favourite episodes of At The Match. Join Andy Brassell as he immerses himself in some of football's best atmospheres, speaking to those closest to the club in the stands and the boardroom.With the Bundesliga taking centre stage in recent weeks, today's retrospective episode takes us to Westfalenstadion, home of Borussia Dortmund, to sample perhaps the best atmosphere around. Andy speaks to Jens Weber of schwatzgelb.de about the international attraction of BVB and how that's received by the fans, just why Jürgen Klopp was made for the club and the unity between rival fans against the authorities' plans to encroach on their matchday experience.Which episodes of At The Match do you want us to revisit? Let us know on Twitter: @FootballRamble & @andybrassell.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/06/2030m 34s

The Blizzard: Bologna 2-0 Inter, 1964

We’re looking back at one of the most infamous seasons in Serie A history on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. Writer and musician Dan Carney joins us to discuss the 1964 title-deciding playoff between Inter and Bologna!Nobody would have expected Bologna to be challenging for the Serie A title at the start of the 1963/64 season, since their previous title came in 1941, while Helenio Herrera’s famous Grande Inter side was among the favourites. What followed was an era-defining Serie A title race, featuring drug scandals and points deductions, that ended in Inter and Bologna finishing on the same points. There was only one thing for it: a championship tie-breaker at Rome’s Stadio Olimpico!For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/06/2045m 3s

The Preview Show: Roy Hodgson defends modern players, the restart gets nearer and Timo Werner to Chelsea?

While chaos has unfolded around us Chelsea have quietly gone about getting some impressive business done, with Timo Werner seemingly on the way, leading us to ask the question; just how handsome is he?As the Premier League nears a return Southampton have looked at Ralph Hasenhuttl and decided “more of that please”, Roy Hodgson has been praising modern footballers and their responses to the current political situation, while Mike Ashley continues to be a silly sausage. Away from all that serious nonsense Marcus introduces us to his Fulham hooligan firm and a trip down the Time Tunnel reminds us of Steve Kean’s not-actually-that-brief reign of terror at Blackburn Rovers. Simpler, if still very weird times. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Ralph Hasenhuttl is in it for the long haul at Southampton:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11700/11998924/ralph-hasenhuttl-southampton-manager-agrees-new-four-year-contractRoy Hodgson on modern footballers deserving more credit:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11706/11999448/roy-hodgson-feels-safe-and-secure-returning-to-work-with-crystal-palaceCould Matty Longstaff be off to Udinese?https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/pundit-shocked-matty-longstaffs-udinese-18360453Time Tunnel:https://play.acast.com/s/footballramble/3394a5a1-0df6-4723-b7e6-7ccc0b4abed6  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/06/2050m 51s

On The Continent: Numerous Bundesliga protests and football returns to Portugal

We’ve got all your continental queries covered on today's episode of On The Continent, as Luke Moore and Andy Brassell guide you through the biggest stories in European football.We begin with the protests by the likes of Jadon Sancho, Marcus Thuram and Achraf Hakimi around the killing of George Floyd and the wider Black Lives Matter movement. As football’s governing bodies vocalise their support for the protests, we wonder whether this is a tipping point for players’ social activism and football publicising wider social issues.There’s also plenty of on-pitch action to get stuck into, as Portugal’s Primeira Liga has started up again! We discuss league leaders Porto’s transfer plans and their shock loss to Famalicão, as well as the latest updates from Spain and Italy regarding their return. Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!**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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/06/2059m 23s

Jules & Andy: The Championship gets a return date, and players' social activism

With Jules unwell this week, Andy Brassell welcomes fellow Football Ramble Daily host Marcus Speller, along with a couple of great guests, to today's episode of Jules & Andy!With the EFL setting a return date for the Championship, many clubs have raised concerns about the lack of preparation time and dialogue between themselves and the league. We welcome TalkSPORT's EFL commentator, Ian Danter, to the show to discuss the league's international appeal and what reassurances clubs across the league are asking for.Then, with various players voicing their support for the family of George Floyd and the wider Black Lives Matter movement, we speak to The Independent's Melissa Reddy about Jadon Sancho's display of activism after his debut hat-trick and why younger players across Europe are far more engaged in highlighting social issues than their predecessors.We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/06/2045m 9s

The Ramble: The FA Cup final could have fans present, David Moyes trains smart and a vintage Steve Bruce calamity emerges

As many as 20,000 fans may be able to attend the FA Cup final at Wembley, brilliant news if you have access to corporate tickets! English football moves closer to restarting with dates set for the resumption of the FA Cup and The Championship, while Davey Moyes is preparing his West Ham troops for their return on horseback. In Germany Bayern Munich hit even greater heights of smug than usual, Owen Hargreaves gets the jitters and we learn about their famous talent pump. We also found time to talk about poor old Steve Bruce and yet another mishap, Jeff Hendrick’s potential move to AC Milan and the the latest entry into Pete’s Film Club, the impressive curio that is Diamantino. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Nick Pope’s England hopes:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/may/30/nick-pope-burnley-goalkeeper-england-no1-football-interviewJeff Hendrick to AC Milan:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12691/11996997/jeff-hendrick-burnley-midfielder-attracts-ac-milan-interestSteve Bruce: Handyman:https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/bruce-newcastle-manchester-united-sunderland-18338089  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/06/2044m 18s

Ramble Meets... Pierre-Emile Højbjerg

On today’s episode of Ramble Meets… we’re joined by Southampton captain and Denmark midfielder, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg!Pierre-Emile joins Andy Brassell from Denmark to discuss his fledgeling, but already impressive, career. From joining Bayern Munich from Brøndby and learning his craft in the Bundesliga to becoming Ralph Hasenhüttl’s captain at just 23, the Dane has established himself as one of the Premier League’s best young midfielders. He and Andy discuss being mentored by Pep Guardiola at Bayern, before going on to develop his game further and fully establish himself in the Premier League.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/05/2047m 3s

FRD Book Club: Soccernomics, Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski

We’re here to supply with you with the tools to win any football argument on today’s episode of FRD’s Book Club, as we take a look at Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski’s ‘Soccernomics’!This project has taken on a life of its own since it was first published in 2009; the book and its data-driven analysis are continually updated in subsequent editions, with some theories proven and others revised within the context of the modern game. Kate Mason, Andy Brassell and Luke Moore pull their respective editions from their shelves and sit down to discuss some of the entertaining anecdotes from the book and the wider discussion around statistics’ place in football discourse – and we also hear from Simon Kuper himself about the process involved in continually updating what may prove to be a life’s work.Buy Simon and Stefan's book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/000823664X/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/05/2053m 31s

The Blizzard: Barnsley 2-4 Ipswich, 2000

This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the fantastic First Division play-off Final that’s the subject of today’s Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. Geneticist, author and broadcaster Adam Rutherford joins us to discuss Barnsley 2-4 Ipswich, the last club game at the old Wembley!After Ipswich were knocked out in the three previous play-off semi-finals, they arrived at a Wembley on the back of a 7-5 aggregate win over Bolton in the semi-finals. They must’ve worried misfortune would strike again after just six minutes into the final, as a Richard Wright own goal put Barnsley ahead. But, on the back of some classy technical operators that had impressed all season, Ipswich pulled it back, with Adam and all his family cheering on in the sunshine. For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/05/2047m 22s

The Preview Show: The Premier League is back on June 17th, a David Luiz sideshow and Jose Mourinho pleading for normality

Project Restart is near implementation! From June 17th we’ll once again be able to watch our beloved Premier League, some of it on free to air TV! What confusing times we’re living through. Over in Germany Thomas Müller is keeping Bayern Munich’s smug levels at their usual level of “unbearably high”, Louis van Gaal is back with his regular gripes about his time at Man United and Jose Mourinho is talking about how he DOESN’T want to spend money once football returns. What is going on here?Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:How the Premier League’s return will work:https://theathletic.com/1843262/Louis van Gaal moaning blah blah etc etc:https://www.teamtalk.com/news/van-gaal-slams-manchester-united-transfer-strategyDavid Luiz could be on the move again:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/11995596/david-luiz-faces-arsenal-exit-with-no-contract-extension-talks-plannedTime Tunnel:https://play.acast.com/s/footballramble/a4607e7d-f918-4e81-9c87-b69f5a80ca18  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/05/2050m 16s

On The Continent: Bayern fend off Dortmund's challenge and La Liga plans its return

We begin today’s episode of On The Continent with some truly startling news: André Villas-Boas is staying at a club for a second season! That’s right, after discussions with Marseille President Jacques-Henri Eyraud and lots of support from the squad, AVB is taking off his hastily buttoned jacket and settling in for a second season down at the State Vélodrome.We also check in on the latest in Spain, as La Liga president Javier Tebas has outlined the current plan for their return, and we bring you all the big stories from another round of Bundesliga fixtures. There’s also some interesting news coming out of the Netherlands, as second-placed AZ Alkmaar are urging Uefa to overturn rewarding Ajax an automatic Champions League place – listen on to find out why!And, to finish, we're delighted to bring you our first Games of the Week choices since lockdown began!Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!**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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/05/2054m 23s

Ramble Meets... Danny Murphy (Part 2)

We’re back with the second part of our extended Ramble Meets… interview with former Liverpool, Fulham and England midfielder Danny Murphy! On today’s episode, we rejoin Danny’s story when he left Charlton and joined Martin Jol’s Tottenham.Danny talks to Luke about how the initial differences with Jol gave way to problems in his family life that ultimately hampered his career in North London. He then swapped North for West, joining Fulham, and they reminisce about the club's journey to reach the 2009/10 Europa League final under Roy Hodgson. They also discuss what it’s like challenging a manager whose philosophy isn’t working, wonder whether he could have achieved more and remember Clint Dempsey’s unbelievable reaction to being told he’d been dropped on the day of that Europa League final.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/05/2033m 32s

Jules & Andy: The psychological strain on professional players, and updates from the Football league & WSL

Your favourite duo on Football Ramble Daily are back with a brand new episode, as we get stuck into the latest news during these unprecedented times.We begin by speaking to psychiatrist Dr. Tim Rogers, who counts a number of professional footballers among his clients, about the mental strain professional players are currently under and their worries around future finances and employment. We then discuss some updates from the Football League, where many smaller clubs are in a precarious financial state as they try to finalise plans for the rest of their seasons. We also look back on some of our favourite moments from the WSL season - which was curtailed this week - and discuss the clubs' hopes for if/how standings may be finalised.We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/05/2050m 8s

The Ramble: Bad defending in Germany, Premier League training and Djibril Cisse’s mathematical mission

The Bundesliga continues to deliver, with positive results for all of our beloved teams - Borussia Dortmund, Hertha Berlin, Bayer Leverkusen and FC Koln - as well as big wins for Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. Such merciful release. Back in rumourland Mauricio Pochettino is making it clear that he’d be happy to manage in the Premier League again and those Rafa Benitez to Newcastle rumours just aren’t going away. Elsewhere we saw many pleasing examples of footballers with lockdown hair, there’s some confusing talk about kestrels and we review Goal 3. Oh. Goal 3. Everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Bundesliga round up:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/may/24/bundesliga-football-roundup-schalke-augsburg-bayern-dortmund-mainz-leipzigMauricio Pochettino is willing to look outside the top six to return to the Premier League:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52782029Djibril Cisse wants to score 100 Ligue 1 goals:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11992466/djibril-cisse-ex-liverpool-striker-wants-to-come-out-of-retirement-to-reach-100-ligue-1-goals  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/05/2055m 14s

At The Match Revisited: Sunderland 3-0 Southend Utd, 2018

As domestic football's return gradually takes shape, we're taking a look back at some of our favourite episodes of At The Match from the last few seasons, where Andy Brassell samples some of the best football atmospheres around.On today's episode, fellow Football Ramble Daily host Jonathan Wilson joins Andy as he heads north for a chilly autumnal afternoon Stadium of Light. Andy sits down with David Rose, the FSF’s deputy chief executive and lifelong Sunderland fan, to discuss the improved relationship between the owners and supporters, and what the Red and White Army supporters group are doing in the local community. We also hear from Peter Daykin on why life outside the Premier League isn't as disheartening as one might imagine.Which episodes of At The Match do you want us to revisit? Let us know on Twitter: @FootballRamble & @andybrassell.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/05/2024m 31s

The Blizzard: Manchester United 2-1 Bayern Munich, 1999

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we remember one of the most iconic Champions League finals of the modern era. We’re joined by celebrated commentator Clive Tyldesley, who was in the gantry for the game at the Camp Nou, to discuss the 1999 Champions League final! Manchester United’s victory over Bayern Munich ended English football's long wait since their last continental triumph. It also sealed the treble for United that, rather than through imperious dominance, was won via a series of ridiculous comebacks across the season. Bayern themselves produced a remarkable comeback in their semi-final against Dynamo Kyiv and, with five minutes to go, looked to have written their name on the trophy. Clive joins us to discuss his experience of commentating on this iconic match where, with the introduction of Ole Gunnar Solskjær and the pressure building, the seemingly inevitable happened. For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/05/2047m 47s

The Preview Show: Premier League players resume training, a potential return for the Championship and Steve Bruce really wants to keep his job

Lots going on in this show, with actual German football marching on and Premier League teams returning to training! Project Restart is underway. That’s not all though…When you picture Robbie Savage you don’t often think of the term newshound. Afghan Hound, yes, but definitely not newshound. That’s all changed as he’s now popping up with questions at the government’s daily briefings. Is there no end to the strangeness of these times?One thing that may soon be at an end is Steve Bruce’s time in charge of Newcastle. With nobody in place to do it he’s had to give himself the dreaded vote of confidence. G’wan, Steve! We’re rooting for you. Most of us anyway. As well as all this we’ve got chat about our strange fever dreams, Jaap Stam’s unfortunate unveiling at FC Cincinnati, plus Pete Donaldson: Private Plane Spotter and Naughty Museum Connoisseur.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Harry Maguire on returning to training:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/11991838/harry-maguire-manchester-united-captain-felt-so-safe-on-training-returnBrucey backs himself:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/may/21/steve-bruce-admits-he-would-love-saudi-led-newcastle-takeover-to-happenFC Seoul could face yet more trouble over their mannequins:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news/fc-seoul-sex-dolls-fine-south-korea-k-league-gwangju-coronavirus-a9525711.htmlTime Tunnel:https://play.acast.com/s/footballramble/7a645ff3-eef1-4b2d-b472-69d8f0b83126  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/05/2050m 35s

On The Continent: Problems at Schalke and what next for Miralem Pjanić?

We’ve got some football to talk about on today’s episode of On The Continent – happy days! Luke Moore and Andy Brassell are in situ and kick things off with a look back at Dortmund’s win over Schalke. We discuss David Wagner’s difficult job to get this Schalke side into shape, as well as trying to unravel the complicated situation around goalkeepers Markus Schubert and Alex Nübel. There’s even time for a look ahead to this weekend’s Berlin derby.Elsewhere we discuss some continental transfer rumours, including Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanić's potential move to Barcelona and Roma’s reported interest in Moise Kean, and worry about Marseille as they continue to sail through choppy waters! Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!**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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/05/2059m 53s

Ramble Meets... Danny Murphy (Part 1)

Join us for the first of a two-part Ramble Meets… special, as Luke sits down with former Liverpool, Fulham and England midfielder Danny Murphy!In part one, Danny reminisces about his journey from cleaning the first team's boots at Crewe when he was 16 to moving to Liverpool and establishing himself in the first-team squad. From thinking he was the victim of a wind-up when Kenny Dalglish first phoned him, to struggling with believing in himself after he moved from impressing at Crewe to training alongside some of the country’s best players, Danny leaves no stone unturned in a fascinating and revealing interview.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/05/2041m 43s

Jules & Andy: Working at the Bundesliga's return, and players return to training

With the Bundesliga playing its first round of matches in ten weeks, and the Premier League refining the details of ‘Project Restart’, we discuss the significant differences from normality on today’s episode of Jules & Andy. Cologne-based journalist Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us to reveal what it was like to report from Eintracht Frankfurt, as press access was restricted and social distancing rules were firmly applied. We then turn our attentions to the Premier League, as clubs unanimously decided to allow individual training to resume this week. We discuss the effect this will have on the players and wonder how much lead time they will really need before full matches can be played, which look to be a possibility at some point in June. We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/05/2048m 37s

The Ramble: Football returns, premium mannequins and naughty Lacazette

The Bundesliga’s return to action was a strange but very welcome success this weekend, with Erling Braut Haland particularly unfazed by recent events or seemingly anything. Football is also back in South Korea, but that wasn’t what’s been making the headlines due FC Seoul’s decision to fill their stands with “premium mannequins”, which look a lot like sex dolls. Oh no.In Scotland Celtic may soon be crowned champions, in Italy Mauricio “Smoky Maurice” Sarri’s habit may be even worse than we thought and here in England we have some tips to help Steve from last week get his ball back.Then there’s Goal 2. Uuuuuugh.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Inside the Bundesliga’s restart:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/may/17/fewer-dives-a-missing-coach-and-subs-in-stand-inside-bundesligas-returnAlexandre Lacazette’s balloon indescretion:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/11989920/alexandre-lacazette-arsenal-taking-seriously-balloon-incidentFC Seoul’s “premium mannequins”:https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-52702075  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/05/2056m 2s

At The Match Revisited: LAFC 2-2 Vancouver Whitecaps, 2018

We're packing up our metaphorical bags and jetting off with Andy Brassell for another episode of At The Match Revisited, as we take a look back at a time when we could get out and enjoy world football's best atmospheres.Today, Andy heads to Los Angeles to watch LAFC in their inaugural MLS season. He meets up with Jose Salcedo of the District 9 Ultras, plus 3252 members Karla Villaseñor and Sam Ko, to discuss why being in downtown Los Angeles is crucial, and why - even though their local rivals had Zlatan Ibrahimović at the time - they don’t envy the Galaxy. Then, join Andy out on the terraces as Will Ferrell leads the chanting and he basks in the amazing and authentic terrace atmosphere that this young club has managed to create.Which episodes of At The Match do you want us to revisit? Let us know on Twitter: @FootballRamble & @andybrassell.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/05/2029m 19s

The Blizzard: Torino 5-3 Atalanta, 1947

We look back at one of the famous sides of post-war Europe on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. Journalist and author Dominic Bliss joins us to discuss the Grande Torino side and their 5-3 win over Atalanta in the 1946/47 Serie A season.After managing Torino in 1939, Jewish coach Ernő Egri Erbstein had to return to Hungary as the Second World War begun. He saw no alternative but to volunteer himself to work in fascist labour camps to try and survive – after six torturous years where he and his family endured the worst of the Hungarian holocaust, he managed to escape the camp and stay alive. After the war ended, he returned to Torino and coached a side that had won two Serie A titles since his departure, on the back of his central European counter-attacking football that was so prevalent at the time. Dominic joins us to discuss Erbstein’s remarkable life, his return to Turin and his place among the pantheon of great Hungarian coaches.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/05/2039m 37s

The Preview Show: The Bundesliga is almost back, Jose Mourinho’s pantomime continues and Harry Kane puts his hand in his pocket

We’re so close to football! The Premier League watches on with interest as the Bundesliga returns with potential lessons for our own Project Restart. It could be June, with a list of “cultural changes” implemented. We’re not sure who is implementing them, but there are definitely a few people we’d like to see kept away from that process.  There are also rumours, since denied, that Jose Mourinho has been trying to derail the whole thing as he continues his transformation into a Bond villain, Harry Kane being a lovely chap and a desperate plea from a listener who asks the age old question; can I have my ball back?Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Where the Bundesliga left off:https://theathletic.com/1797407/?campaign=campaignId#_=_That Harry Kane is a nice chap:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52665809Jose Mourinho’s at it again:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/11988140/jose-mourinho-denies-he-wants-to-delay-premier-leagues-project-restartTime Tunnel:https://play.acast.com/s/footballramble/dad92d75-d3ae-4592-a0f3-e924be1a6735  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/05/2050m 48s

On The Continent: A thorough Bundesliga preview, and André Villas-Boas wants more

It’s finally here. Sure, one of the biggest derbies in world football will be played out in front of an empty stadium and there’s still the general unease around this era-defining global pandemic, but it’s here. On today’s episode of On The Continent, we preview this weekend’s European football! With the Bundesliga returning on Saturday, Luke Moore and Andy Brassell are here to give you a thorough rundown of the league, including the teams fighting for the title and those hoping to escape relegation. We discuss Bayern’s improvements under Hansi Flick, the exciting look of Bayer Leverkusen and the difficulties in Werder Bremen relying on 41-year-old Claudio Pizarro to save them from relegation. Elsewhere in Europe, we wonder if Ligue 1 really is finished and assess the state of Portuguese football, as it looks set to return in the coming weeks. Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!**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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/05/2059m 4s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Jacob Hawley

On today's episode of Fantasy Five-a-Side, Jim is joined by stand-up comedian and host of BBC Sounds podcast 'Jacob Hawley: On Drugs': it's Jacob Hawley!A fellow Arsenal fan, Jacob joins us to talk through a five-a-side team made up of some fairly objectionable people, a few of Arsenal's more calamitous recent signings and a man who, for 6 games in 2008, was the Premier League's hottest striker. There's even a famous pop star who is solely in the squad so Jacob can try and score an invite to a future edition of Soccer Aid.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/05/2042m 41s

Jules & Andy: The Premier League outlines possible solutions, but how likely is each proposal?

So, the Premier League have ruled that 'null and void' and finishing a season with no relegation are off the table, meaning the season will be concluded in one way or another. We discuss this news on today's episode of Jules & Andy!We speak to The Independent's Miguel Delaney about the Premier League's current plans and why he now feels much more confident about football's return. We also discuss the affect this may have on the players, in light of Danny Rose's comments, and numerous clubs' opposition to playing out the season at neutral venues.We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/05/2051m 8s

The Ramble: Disinfection cabinets, Dynamo Dresden and yet another word from Louis van Gaal

We have all the latest on the latest meetings about meetings! To be fair to the Premier League that’s about all they can do at the moment as we seem to be no closer to a concrete plan. That doesn’t matter though, because Louis van Gaal has decided to keep us all entertained by calling Ed Woodward an “evil genius” and “inviting” Jose Mourinho to explain why it only took four days for him to replace him at Man United. There’s a beef stew bubbling away here. In Turkey Besiktas have installed a disinfection cabinet at their training ground and the thing looks like some amazing futuristic tech, so naturally we posit some alternative uses, while we also look forward to the Neville brothers taking each on in some televised garden centre challenge under the new rules and learn that we may be more of an aphrodisiac than we realised. Oh no. We also love Dave Bautista. We just love him and we don’t care who knows it.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Louis van Gaal thinks Jose Mourinho should explain why he replaced him at Man United so quickly:https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-utd-van-gaal-mourinho-18227625Some of the differing stances from Premier League clubs towards Project Restart:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/may/10/project-restart-the-four-stances-dividing-premier-league-clubsDynamo Dresden’s whole squad are in isolation a week before the Bundesliga restart:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52601471  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/05/2048m 26s

FRD Book Club: Building the Yellow Wall, Uli Hesse

Luke Moore, Kate Mason and Andy Brassell return for another episode of FRD’s Book Club, this time discussing the definitive historical account of one of world football’s most recognisable clubs: it’s Uli Hesse’s Building the Yellow Wall - The Incredible Rise and Cult Appeal of Borussia Dortmund. Many modern football fans will feel a connection to the German side due to its recent continental successes and fevered match day atmosphere. But, in looking at the club’s history more thoroughly, Hesse’s love letter to his boyhood club presents a more varied backstory. We discuss how Dortmund are placed in the wider context of German football, the fans’ relationship with Jürgen Klopp, and just how close this Bundesliga giant has come to falling away altogether.Buy Uli's book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Building-Yellow-Wall-Incredible-Borussia/dp/1474606245***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/05/2053m 23s

The Blizzard: Denmark 1-3 Japan, 2010

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, Japanese football journalist Shinobu Yamanaka joins us to discuss a landmark match for his nation at the 2010 World Cup! Japan took the most talented squad they had ever assembled to the previous World Cup in Germany, but didn’t win a match and finished bottom of their group. They returned to the world stage in South Africa and seized their chance to qualify for the Round of 16 with an impressive win over Denmark. We discuss the Japanese public’s perception of this team after their courageous performance, the wizardry of Keisuke Honda and the bewitching - and infuriating - behaviour of that bloody Jabulani football.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/05/2038m 10s

The Preview Show: The Bundesliga’s return is confirmed, Iniesta babies and Goal 4?

Football is BACK! In Germany. On May 16th. The Bundesliga have confirmed their plans to resume the competition, not without some controversy, and we’re all looking forward to seeing some live football again. Away from that actual news we have a very salty show today, inspired by Andres Iniesta and his baby-making goal against Chelsea in the Champions League in 2009, which apparently led to a spike in births 9 months later. This week he had video chats with some of those kids. Is that weird? That seems weird.Elsewhere Gary Neville shows that he’s even a tough but balanced pundit when defending his city from disgruntled ex-Man United players’ wives, Alan Pardew reveals his bafflement at Dutch players wanting to know what to do on the pitch and Kuno ‘Santiago Muñez’ Becker wants to right the wrongs of Goal 3.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:The Bundesliga is back! Nearly:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52576780Gabriel Marcotti on the complications facing the Premier League:https://www.espn.com/soccer/english-premier-league/story/4092422/premier-leagues-big-decision-amid-covid-19-will-they-have-a-summer-of-soccer-or-lawsuitsThe Iniesta Babies:https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2020/may/06/andres-iniesta-calls-children-born-because-of-his-goal-against-chelsea-in-2009-videoCrystal Palace and Dave Courtney:https://theathletic.co.uk/1704799/2020/04/19/rebooted-crystal-palace-goldberg-administration/Time Tunnel:https://play.acast.com/s/footballramble/5e603115-e0c0-4a1f-bc52-731769e71289  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/05/2044m 8s

On The Continent: The Bundesliga returns, and how might the transfer market change?

Ladies and gentlemen, this is not a drill: football is coming back. Well, some of it. Without any fans.On today’s episode of On The Continent, we celebrate the Bundesliga’s upcoming return while acknowledging the need for continued caution. We also speak to FC Union Berlin's Christian Arbeit about how their players reacted to the news and what they've been doing throughout lockdown to best prepare themselves for its return.We also discuss some of Fabio Paratici’s recent thoughts about player salaries and how the football transfer market may change drastically in the coming seasons. The likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona will be desperate for more high-profile transfer activity akin to what we've seen in the last few years, what with their respective selections of high-earning benchwarmers. Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!**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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/05/2053m 39s

Ramble Meets... Jan Åge Fjørtoft

A former Norwegian striker (with perhaps the greatest nickname we’ve seen) joins Andy Brassell on today’s episode of Ramble Meets… as we sit down with ‘The Feather’, aka Jan Åge Fjørtoft!Many of you will know Jan from his goalscoring exploits in the Premier League’s fledgeling years, as he scored regularly for Swindon, Middlesborough, Sheffield United and Barnsley – either that or him leading the line as Norway beat England in 1993! He joins Andy to discuss his storied career which took him to Austria and Germany as well, saw him captain his country on fifteen occasions and even save Eintracht Frankfurt from relegation with an iconic 89th-minute winner in the final game of the season!Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/05/2050m 0s

Jules & Andy: Stephen Warnock's thoughts on continuing the season, and will Kevin De Bruyne leave Manchester City?

As plans for the Premier League’s 'Project Restart' gradually take shape, we assess where we are on today’s episode of Jules & Andy. We speak to former Liverpool, Leeds United and Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock about his thoughts on the current situation and why he thinks we shouldn’t be rushing to get this season finished.Then, we discuss Kevin De Bruyne’s fantastic season for Manchester City and whether an upheld European ban might lead the midfielder to move elsewhere. We also how Aldershot Town manager Danny Searle is helping young professionals who may be worried about not getting their contacts renewed amidst the pandemic. We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/05/2051m 33s

The Ramble: Newcastle players back Bruce, Project Restart touts neutral venues and could the Premier League move to Australia?

With each passing day there are more and more ideas put forward for how to finish the season. This time around we have Neutral Venues With No Relegation and Do it All in Australia! Some are more sensible than others. It’s not just the Premier League that needs finishing though. What of the FA Cup? Pete reiterates that Newcastle United have scored the most goals so far - because of their replays against lower league opposition - so should probably win it. We’ve got lots more than that though, we’ve got a Dennis Bergkamp fronted consortium sniffing around clubs, we’ve got Jim’s surprising court appearances, Pete “Every day is Tyskie day” Donaldson’s birthday, Luke’s golf insight, some utter filth from Barry Davies, a plea to unify Mother’s Day and the latest entry into Pete’s Film Club. Join in and keep safe xSearch ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Premier League clubs don’t mind neutral venues so much if relegation is removed:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52517532A consortium of former greats is looking to by a Premier League club:https://talksport.com/football/701724/arsenal-legend-dennis-bergkamp-leading-consortium-premier-league-club/Gary Neville thinks everyone is bottling it:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/may/03/gary-neville-accuses-premier-league-of-failing-to-give-lead-on-return-to-action  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/05/201h 1m

At The Match Revisited: Inter 5-0 Genoa, 2018

We're not just immersing ourselves in any old atmosphere on today's retrospective episode of At The Match – we're off to sample one of the most intense atmospheres in world football.In November 2018 Andy travelled to Italy for a Serie A blockbuster weekend, which concluded with a trip to sample Luciano Spalletti's Inter revival. At the San Siro, he caught up with coach and pundit Kevin Cauet, who discusses what it means about being part of the Inter family and the fans that have kept the club going through leaner times. He also talks about his father Benoit, who signed for the Nerrazzurri in 1997, and recounts his tales of training with Ronaldo and Roberto Baggio.Which episodes of At The Match do you want us to revisit? Let us know on Twitter: @FootballRamble & @andybrassell.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/05/2031m 36s

The Blizzard: Spartak Moscow 2-1 Dynamo Kiev, 1989

We shine a light on some underappreciated contributors to European football on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, alongside BBC and Okko Sport contributor Sasha Goryunov!Sasha joins us to discuss the standout game he remembers from a childhood growing up in the Soviet Union, as Spartak Moscow ensured they won the 1989 Soviet League with victory over Dynamo Kiev. Dynamo were managed by the revolutionary tactical thinker Valeriy Lobanovskyi, who was among the early adopters of computers for statistical analysis and a pioneer of pressing football. He lined up against the 35 year-old Oleg Romantsev, the coach who brought an air of calm to the Spartak dressing room. What unfolded was a chaotic game rounded off by a Valeri Shmarov free-kick worthy of winning any title.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/05/2050m 2s

The Preview Show: PSG awarded Ligue 1, Project Restart and Pochettino to Newcastle?

More decisions have been made in Europe as Ligue 1 decides to give the title to Paris St Germain. It’s not yet confirmed if they’ll also give them next season’s title but let’s be honest, they might as well. There are also rumours that the Premier League will resume behind the closed doors of the remote and impenetrable St George’s Park fortress… but those rumours appear to have come from WhatsApp voice notes.On top of all this we’re pitch for Neil Warnock to join the cast of Gogglebox, Marcus and Pete are having some troubles in their long distance relationship, Tim Sherwood annoys everyone and Dave Kitson annoys everyone.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Ligue 1 has been handed to PSG:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11820/11981197/paris-saint-germain-crowned-ligue-1-champions-after-french-season-called-offTim Sherwood’s latest terrible opinion:https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/sherwood-pochettino-benitez-fashionable-sexy-18180101Mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson thinks that restarting the Premier League would be ‘farcical’:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52484530Time Tunnel:https://play.acast.com/s/footballramble/a41aa053bb5003eb4cb3bb5ae6048364  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/05/2052m 55s

On The Continent: The Ligue 1 season ends but transfer rumours roll on

Is football coming back anytime soon? It’s proving impossible to say definitively. As the Premier League’s ‘Project Restart’ gathers momentum, Ligue 1 has announced that they will not attempt to finish this season, after the French government banned gatherings of large people until at least August. We break down that news on today’s episode of On The Continent!This decision has brought on yet more worries for French clubs and the precarious financial states some of them are in, with €600m owed in outstanding transfer funds to those clubs. We discuss their situation as well as developments from Spain, where Julen Lopetegui voiced concerns about the mental and physical demands on players in lockdown, and Germany who are cautiously planning to restart the Bundesliga. Don’t worry, there’s also a portion of meaty football chat; we work out where the likes of Edinson Cavani, Dries Martens and Gonzalo Higuaín may end up plying their trade when football eventually returns! Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved! **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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/04/2056m 25s

Ramble Meets... Warren Haughton

On today's Ramble Meets... Andy Brassell is joined by former Leicester City and Woking forward turned broadcast journalist, Warren Haughton!From playing on the estates in his hometown of Birmingham to trialling with Aston Villa at 14, Warren became obsessed with football from a young age. After a stint at Leicester City, he journeyed through a variety of non-league sides before pursuing the journalism career he's become known for. He joins us to discuss his nomadic playing career, including the physical and mental strains that nearly made him quit aged just 24, as well as his second career in broadcasting. Plus, he tells us about receiving a special pair of gold Adidas Predators from Kenny Dalglish!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/04/2038m 59s

Jules & Andy: Phil Neville steps down from England and our favourite matches of the season

We’re back for a new episode of Jules & Andy and, in the light of Phil Neville stepping down as England women’s manager, we’ve called on an 80-cap international to help us assess his time in charge. Former England goalkeeper Rachel Brown-Finnis joins us to discuss her thoughts on why they have not capitalised on last year’s momentous World Cup performance, how Neville will be remembered and who may replace him – will former USA manager Jill Ellis take over? We also reminisce about our favourite matches of this season and get to some of your correspondence!We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/04/2053m 3s

The Ramble: The fourth coming of Kevin Keegan, Jurgen Klopp slides into Kylian Mbappe’s dad’s DMs plus a Dutch touch for Alan Pardew

Just how many times can Kevin Keegan be brought back to St James’ Park to restore some of the feel good factor to Newcastle? At least three, it would seem. He’s being lined up for an ambassadorial role as the looming Saudi takeover continues to loom. Another beloved ex-Newcastle legend, Alan Pardew, has had to deny that he’s getting a sweet bonus for saving ADO Den Haag from relegation even though he has, while Jurgen Klopp reckons he can get Kylian Mbappe to join Liverpool by being mates with his dad and Barcelona receive an intriguing pitch regarding the naming rights of the Nou Camp. We also learn of Pete’s university heist and have to watch the truly dreadful 1980s movie Hotshot. Will this indignity never end?Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Guess who’s back. Back again. It’s Kevin Keegan:https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/nufc-takeover-gossip-kevin-keegan-18152148Mike Tyson, Barcelona and weed, together at last:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52428730Alan Pardew will not be taking his bonus, thank you very much:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/alan-pardew-relegation-clause-ado-den-haag-health-service-coronavirus-eredivisie-a9484526.html  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/04/201h 0m

At The Match Revisited: Wales 1-4 Spain, 2018

What with football on a lengthy hiatus due to COVID-19, and us all stuck inside as a result, we thought we'd take a look back at some of our favourite episodes from past series of At The Match! Join Football Ramble Daily's Andy Brassell on his travels far and wide, as he samples some of the best atmospheres in world football and speak to those at the coalface of the game.Today, we join Andy in Cardiff as Wales' return to the Principality Stadium was spoiled by an imperious Spain side and helped out by some abject defending from the hosts. Andy speaks Russell Todd of Podcast Pêl-droed on what following the national team means, the identity of Welsh football, what returning the Millennium Stadium was like and Bobby Gould’s kit design skills.Which episodes of At The Match do you want us to revisit? Let us know on Twitter: @FootballRamble & @andybrassell.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/04/2026m 52s

The Blizzard: Barcelona 2-1 Arsenal, 2006

We’re back for some North London heartbreak on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. BBC Sport’s Gavin Ramjuan joins us to discuss Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Barcelona in the 2006 Champions League final!After transitioning out of the Invincibles era, this Arsenal side had become incredibly solid defensively – they only conceded two goals on their route to the final, during which they dispatched Real Madrid and Juventus. They met a Barcelona side that, though it had the early shoots of their infamous Pep Guardiola side, was not up to the same standards. Sol Campbell put the Londoners up with a powerful header but, after Jens Lehmann’s red card and fatigue began to set in, a Henrik Larsson-inspired comeback saw the Catalan side win only their second Champions League trophy. For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/04/2039m 19s

The Preview Show: Euro 2020 happens after all, Newcastle’s takeover meets resistance and David Moyes keeps busy

In which we learn that David Moyes has been keeping busy delivering shopping to the elderly. He’s really enjoying it too! Could this eventually lead to him retiring early and becoming a village handyman? Stranger things have happened.Over at UEFA HQ they’ve made a decision about how the various domestic leagues will decide on qualification for European competition… and it’s that they’ll decide it themselves, on merit. Put more simply, they’ve said “you sort it out”.As well as all this the Saudi takeover of Newcastle United edges closer, but company man Richard Keys has some misgivings, and as ever they are purely and wholly honourable. We also hear a suggestion to help the NHS and open up the Time Tunnel, where we revisit Tim Sherwood’s lowest point. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:UEFA put the decisions onto domestic leagues:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/apr/23/uefa-european-leagues-to-determine-placings-on-sporting-meritDavid Moyes ferries shopping around:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11685/11977329/coronavirus-west-ham-boss-david-moyes-delivers-fruit-and-veg-to-locals-during-lockdownThe Bundesliga could return on May 9th:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52379825Time Tunnel:https://play.acast.com/s/footballramble/05fc3c61-8ac4-463a-b55e-d913dbfcc335  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/04/2048m 44s

On The Continent: Rescheduling European competitions and drive-in football at FC Midtjylland

We’re back with a brand new episode of On The Continent, here to try and plot a path through football’s volatile calendar so you don’t have to! As the Champions League and Europa League campaigns may well be resumed in August, we look at the resulting implications for Europe’s various leagues and their quest to finish their respective seasons. There is some promising news coming out of Germany as games may well resume in May, albeit behind closed doors. Elsewhere, AS Roma are still trying to finalise plans for the Friedkin Group takeover, while we assess Monaco's perilous financial state.We also speak to Preben Rokkjaer, Head of Marketing at Danish side FC Midtjylland, who gives us some more details about their new drive-in football idea that will help fans watch their march to the Superliga title!Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved! You can also find an extended cut of our interview with Preben in this week's episode of 'Ramble On', available this Sunday.**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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/04/2054m 40s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Iain Stirling

On today's episode of Fantasy Five-a-Side, we're joined by comedian, host of ITV2's CelebAbility and, of course, the voice of Love Island: it's Iain Stirling!He's here to talk us through a dream five-a-side squad full of players that represent touchpoints in his life, from being a young season ticket holder at Hibs, to streaming Fifa online and developing a love for Liverpool upon meeting some Scandinavian supporters while at university in Norway. It's all topped off with Scottish comedy royalty and one of the best players to ever grace the Scottish Premiership.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/04/2049m 13s

Jules & Andy: An imminent takeover at Newcastle and Mesut Özil faces criticism

The dynamic duo are back for a brand new episode of Jules & Andy on Football Ramble Daily and, boy, do we have some interesting stories to get stuck into.With the Saudi Arabian-backed takeover at Newcastle United appearing imminent, we speak to The Associated Press journalist Rob Harris about the mechanics of the deal, what still needs to be done and how Mike Ashley will be remembered at the club, should he finally disappear into the ether.We also discuss Mesut Özil's decision to reject a proposed 12.5% pay cut and how much of the criticism he's received is unwarranted, as well as celebrating some ordinary football news for a change: Ashley Young has signed a new contract at Inter!We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/04/2046m 0s

The Ramble: Faustino Asprilla’s condom delivery drones, more Premier League contingencies and the angst of Newcastle United fans

Tino Asprilla has offered to make drone deliveries from his condom company to help people who need them in this difficult time. Not all heroes wear capes, but some of them have their best ideas at 4am. Tino isn’t the only one trying to find solutions, though. The Premier League met on Friday to discuss further ways of moving this most movable of feasts, an unenviable task, while FC Midtjylland have come up with the idea of drive in football, leading to disturbing revelations about the details of Pete’s car. The man can’t even drive. On top of all this Man City’s scouting team have been busy, with even Ilkay Gundogan getting in on the act, a Newcastle fan gets in touch to share his pain and Detective Joey Barton is on various beats. Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: No surprises as the Premier League meeting yields no solutions:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/apr/18/premier-league-wants-a-way-out-but-lack-of-answers-is-no-surpriseFC Midtjylland have come up with a novel way of bringing the crowds:https://www.espn.co.uk/football/fc-midtjylland/story/4086625/coronavirus-danish-club-plans-drive-in-football-after-lockdownMan City have signed a player!https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52347180  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/04/2052m 21s

FRD Book Club: Provided You Don't Kiss Me, Duncan Hamilton

Welcome to the pilot episode of Football Ramble Daily’s Book Club! Each time, Luke Moore will be joined by Kate Mason and Andy Brassell to delve into the pantheon of football literature and pull a different book from the shelf for discussion.Our first entry is one of football’s defining biographical works, as the Nottingham Evening Post’s Duncan Hamilton pens his extraordinary 20-year tale covering then-Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough. We get stuck into the process behind Hamilton’s writing, break down the often strained relationship between the author and his volatile subject and reflect on the life of one of English football’s most captivating and controversial characters.Buy Duncan Hamilton's Provided You Don't Kiss Me here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/provided-you-dont-kiss-me/duncan-hamilton/9780007247110***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/04/2043m 53s

The Blizzard: Austria 2-0 Germany, 1938

We’re delving deep into the annals of history on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. Archivist, researcher and Blizzard copy editor Kat Petersen joins us to discuss Austria 2-0 Germany from 1938, with geopolitical tensions at fever pitch.Austria’s footballing and social landscapes were in a state of flux by 1938. The huge Jewish influence on football throughout the 1920s and 30s meant the Nazis treated the game with a certain suspicion, while the middle classes of Vienna established numerous clubs to try and formalise a game previously played on the streets. This match was played after Austria had been annexed by Germany and featured one of the finest footballers of the inter-war era: a humble and unassuming Austrian by the name of Matthias Sindelar.Kat talks us through the context and endless myths surrounding this momentous game while detailing the extraordinary influence that Sindelar had on Austrian and European football of the era. For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/04/2043m 37s

The Preview Show: Heskey Cam

It’s a furious old man special! We weren’t intending to do a furious old man special but Sam Allardyce and Graeme Souness provided jibes at Rafa Benitez and Paul Pogba and who are we to pass them up? As if the Newcastle United-leaning football Gods haven’t provided enough with that, it looks like Mike Ashley is actually going to sell Newcastle! It’s to the same consortium as before, so… yeah. More as it unfolds. Away from that we chat player entrance music, resolutions in Scotland and visit the Time Tunnel for an episode so old it doesn’t even have a synopsis.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Could Mike Ashley really be about to sell Newcastle United?https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/apr/15/newcastle-expect-green-light-saudi-takeover-despite-amnesty-misgivingsThings are moving closer to a resolution in Scotland:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/apr/15/dundee-u-turn-inches-celtic-closer-to-ninth-premiership-title-in-a-rowSouness vs Pogba: Round 300:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/paul-pogba-graeme-souness-criticism-manchester-united-news-a9467841.htmlOur Time Tunnel episode:https://play.acast.com/s/footballramble/3da959f7-f60c-4343-adb2-9235895cb43f  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/04/2052m 27s

On The Continent: More Barcelona troubles and Bruno Labbadia brings his Big Sam Energy

Luke Moore and Andy Brassell are back with a brand new episode of On The Continent and, my word, it’s all kicked off at the Camp Nou. Club President Josep Maria Bartomeu is fighting for his job as former VP Emili Rousaud filed a lawsuit against the Catalan club, claiming “corruption is evident.” We discuss the fallout from Rousaud’s lawsuit, address the power struggle involving Lionel Messi and the hierarchy and wonder whether the disgruntled pair of Ivan Rakitić and Marc-André ter Stegen may force moves away from the club. We also check in on the rest of Europe, as Bruno Labbadia brings his Big Sam Energy to Hertha Berlin and Florian Maurice takes up the sporting director job at Rennes. There’s also time to wonder what the longterm outlook for football fandom is, in light of the news that French Ultra groups are united in their protests against games behind closed doors. Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!**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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/04/2053m 17s

Ramble Meets... Marcus Mumford

Andy Brassell is joined by another of AFC Wimbledon's devoted fans for today's Ramble Meets... episode as he welcomes Mumford & Sons' lead singer, Marcus Mumford! From supporting Manchester United at school until his friends forced his allegiances elsewhere, Marcus has loved football his whole life. He joins us to discuss his relationship to his hometown club, from wondering whether he could play for The Dons when they held trials on Wimbledon Common to cheering on from his car as they beat Luton Town and returned to the Football League in 2011. He also tells us the story behind his recently released cover of 'You'll Never Walk Alone', with all proceeds from the song going to War Child and the Grenfell Foundation, and his work setting up War Child FC which uses football as a support mechanism for children living in places ravaged by conflict. You can stream the single and donate to both War Child and the Grenfell Foundation here: https://mumford.lnk.to/YNWAID***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/04/2033m 14s

Jules & Andy: Tottenham change their furlough decision and players pledge their support

First Liverpool, now Tottenham – we react to Spurs' decision to reverse their furlough policy on today's episode of Jules & Andy, as fans now demand their clubs adhere to firm moral standards. We also the new #PlayersTogether policy that a raft of Premier League players have created to help fund those on the NHS' frontline and ask whether the public perception of footballers will be deservedly improved by this initiative.We also some questions via your correspondence, with topics ranging from footballers we've dreamed about having a kick about with, to our favourite Pot Noodle flavours. Jules & Andy: here to answer those tough questions!We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/04/2043m 43s

The Ramble: Soccer Gobs

What can £200m get you in the current climate? One Harry Kane, or one genetically modified, bionically enhanced everyman, transformed into a world beater? This is just one of the questions we attempt to answer today, as there seems like no better rational response to these persistent rumours about Kane upping and leaving North London. That’s not the only squabble going on though, the president of the Gabonese FA wants Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang to leave Arsenal, a man has been spotted flouting government issued advice to chase a picnic umbrella and it’s all kicking off in Scotland. As well as all this there is also, of course, our review of Soccer Dog 2: European Cup. Thank goodness we’ll never have to do that again. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Harry Kane is apparently going nowhere:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/11972444/spurs-have-no-intention-of-selling-kane-to-man-utdDynamo Brest have nicked Borussia Mönchengladbach’s idea:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52243536Further disputes in Scotland:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11781/11972413/rangers-dispute-spfl-funds-claim-and-repeat-calls-for-probe-into-vote  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/04/2052m 10s

The Blizzard: Zimbabwe 4-1 South Africa, 1992

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we look back to a match that represented a symbolic moment in the modern histories of two nations. The Sunday Times’ Ian Hawkey joins us to discuss Zimbabwe's first qualifying fixture for the 2014 African Cup of Nations, a match played in his then-local Harare. Bruce Grobbelaar, who hadn’t represented his native Zimbabwe for several years, was called up on the same weekend that the Premier League began and a bench spot under new signing David James beckoned. He decided to fly to Harare just three days before the game and, after much political deliberation around his dual citizenship status, he was allowed to play. This strengthened the side’s Premier League connection, as Coventry City’s Peter Ndlovu also played for the country and excelled in this game. This marked the arrival of Zimbabwe’s ‘Dream Team’, a national side that will be remembered with a folkloric appreciation, as they dismantled a new-look South Africa side in front of nearly 50,000 fans in their national stadium and set their sights on a historic international achievement. For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/04/2039m 3s

The Preview Show: Military Man Power

We're back with a preview show, sponsored by Betway, and today we're talking about why Aleksander Ceferin wants to give the league title to Liverpool, why Ronaldinho is no longer in prison, and why Pete Donaldson has everything he needs under lockdown in Soho.Elsewhere, we hear from one of the stars of Pete's Film Club, we play a controversial round of The Masked Winger, and we take a trip back through The Time Tunnel and find Marcus, in a toilet, with a man from Middlesbrough. Consider that a warning.***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!***Lionel Messi is baffled about Ronaldinho: https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/lionel-messi-slams-claims-barcelona-21844377Aleksander Ceferin on Liverpool: https://talksport.com/football/692166/uefa-president-aleksander-ceferin-liverpool-premier-league-coronavirus-pandemic/The latest on what's happening north of the border: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52237341  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/04/2046m 32s

On The Continent: Cyber training in Germany and the great Radomir Antić

Wilkommen! Our resident space investigators, Luke Moore and Andy Brassell, are back with a brand new episode of On The Continent! We begin over in Germany, as genuine fear spreads that as many as a third of professional German sides could be declare bankruptcy. We discuss how clubs like Schalke are attempting to combat the problem, as well as talking about some actual football since some clubs have begun highly-regulated training. Unfortunately, Kingsley Coman and Corentin Tolisso completely forgot the social distancing guidelines and hugged each other upon arrival at Bayern training… Meine Güte.Elsewhere, we discuss Javiert Tebas’ work in Spain and his continued updates about how La Liga aims to complete the season, while Toni Kroos has copped some unwarranted flack for his thoughts around players donating some of their wages. We also spare a moment to celebrate the great life of Randomir Antić, the celebrated Serbian manager who won the double with Atlético in 1995/96 and remains the only man to manage Spain’s big three clubs, after his sad passing. Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!**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!*  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/04/2050m 48s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Jules Breach

On today’s episode of Fantasy Five-a-Side, Jim welcomes a fellow host from Football Ramble Daily! You’ll know her from BT Sport, Premier League Productions and, of course, Jules & Andy: it’s our very own Jules Breach!She’s here to talk us through her dream five-a-side squad featuring a heady mix of Premier League stalwarts, Brighton legends and a man who’s played for both Newcastle United and Newcastle Jets, weirdly enough. Jules insists she’ll dictate play from the bench as their demanding manager rather than getting stuck in on the pitch, all while being ably supported by a legendary Jamaican compatriot.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/04/2046m 46s

Jules & Andy: Liverpool change their decision and we hear from Aldershot Town manager Danny Searle

With Liverpool changing their decision around placing their non-playing staff on furlough, we begin today’s Jules & Andy with a discussion about the high standards the club is held to and the moral dilemmas other Premier League clubs face.Elsewhere, as the National League announces it will extend the season indefinitely, we speak to Aldershot Town manager Danny Searle about how the club is faring in these unprecedented times. He gives us some fascinating insight into the contractual situation of the majority of their squad, his worries for younger players coming through the ranks and how he thinks this season can be resolved.We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us at: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/04/2046m 41s

The Ramble: Baileys and screaming

How are we going to get by without any football? With rampant transfer speculation of course! The rumour mill has increased production with everyone seemingly having decided that Harry Kane will be leaving Spurs on his behalf, Arsenal saying it’s “hard to rule out” a move for Jesse Lingard and Gareth Bale being targeted by Everton. We’ll take it.We also have time to learn about Troy Deeney once refusing to board a flight because Odion Ighalo didn’t pass to him, Alan Shearer’s abrasive telephone manner and a position unique to Germany; the Space Investigator.  Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Could Harry Kane be on the move?https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/man-city-transfers-kane-silva-18046991Troy Deeney “lost his head” at Odion Ighalo:https://metro.co.uk/2020/04/04/troy-deeney-lost-head-odion-ighalo-manchester-united-clash-drove-home-alone-old-trafford-12508992/Kyle Walker is in trouble:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/apr/05/city-to-investigate-kyle-walker-over-sex-party-that-broke-quarantine-rules  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/04/2055m 27s

The Blizzard: Wales 3-1 Belgium, 2016

It's time for a truly joyous episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. Welsh comedian Elis James joins us to discuss perhaps the finest moment in Welsh football history.Wales have endured a notoriously difficult relationship with international qualifying campaigns; their fate was still up in the air with one game to go in eleven different campaigns. But, after some assured performances this time around saw them finish second behind Belgium, they advanced to Euro 2016 full of optimism. Chris Coleman's men powered through their group, then laboured past Northern Ireland – before the big one.You've seen the Hal Robson-Kanu goal. Now relive the moment through Elis' eyes as he watched on delirious in the Stade Pierre Mauroy alongside the jubilant travelling fans – some who made it there via minibus from Aberystwyth.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/04/2054m 8s

The Preview Show: Getting everyone into trouble

Who needs actual football when we’ve got Nobby Solano getting in trouble with the law thanks to a Peruvian prank show? When we’ve got Borussia Mönchengladbach’s novel plan to fill their stadium with cutouts of fans? When we’ve got Son Hueng-Min: Super Soldier? And if you do want some of the important stuff, a European league has made a decision! Belgium have decided to crown Club Brugge champions. Will this have a knock on effect as the Premier League starts considering drastic options to finish the season? Almost certainly not. On top of all this we revisit one of our most notorious shows in Time Tunnel, learn of more video vans, discuss Richard Keys’ acting chops and potentially reveal evidence of a crime. Come on in, we’ve been expecting you.  Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Belgium has made a decision:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52138270Son Heung Min may soon get his military service out of the way:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/apr/02/son-heung-min-national-service-south-korea-shutdown-tottenham-hotspurStrange times for Nobby Solano:https://talksport.com/football/688339/nobby-solano-arrested-coronavirus-curfew-peru-newcastle-set-up-tv-show/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/04/2051m 0s

On The Continent: Remembering Pape Diouf and The Sommelier strikes back

We start today’s episode of On The Continent with a deserved tribute to one of French football’s favourite sons, as former Marseille president Pape Diouf sadly passed away this week. We remember his incredible journey from humble beginnings in Chad to establishing himself as a respected football journalist and eventual club president, all while endearing himself to the French football public.Elsewhere, as clubs around Europe struggle with the financial fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic, we discuss whether the decision should rest on the players to donate some of their wages to non-playing staff or if that should be up to clubs and the authorities. There’s also time for a lowdown of the increasingly tense relationship between Lionel Messi and the Barcelona hierarchy, as well as some powerful statements from Atalanta supporters’ groups.  And finally – roll up, roll up, it’s time for the clash of the century. It’s the F1 car vs the go-kart; it’s beautiful goals vs beautiful features; yes, we make time to discuss the Karim Benzema vs Olivier Giroud beef! Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!**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!*For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/04/2055m 57s

Ramble Meets... James Montague

On today’s Ramble Meets… we welcome author James Montague to talk about his experiences writing his new book, 1312: Among the Ultras.James has travelled to over 90 countries while writing the encapsulating football stories he’s become famous for, and this latest book documents another classic gonzo-style voyage to the inner workings of football’s ultra culture. He sits down with Luke to recount his experiences in the scene, from talking to the heads of ultra firms who typically hold disdain for the outside media, to being invited to organised brawls. James discusses his own moral dilemma in writing the book and presenting it for the reader to judge the stories, as well as the gambles he took with his own safety to get stories from some of the most dangerous fans in the world.Sign up to our Patreon for exclusive extra content here! We release bonus podcast, video and written content every week – including an exclusive weekly episode of the Mailbag!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/04/2055m 5s

Jules & Andy: Lower divisions are cancelled and clubs turn to their communities

After her Coronavirus-enforced obscene last week, Jules Breach makes her welcome return on this week’s episode of Jules & Andy! Her and Andy Brassell reconvene in the wake of The FA’s decision to end and expunge the results of tiers three to six of the football pyramid. We discuss the appeal that many clubs have signed to try and reverse the decision, as well as the steps other clubs are taking to instead help those in need within their community. We also try to gauge the possible domino effect this could have on those teams above them in the professional game who still, in theory, have seasons to complete. We also get to some of your correspondence, which includes questions around clubs’ finances in the wake of the crisis, some of our clubs’ favourite academy prospects and yet another bout of Newcastle takeover rumours. Shock!We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us at: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell ***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/03/2039m 30s

The Ramble: Pete Roulette

World Cup style camps. That’s the phrase that’s all the rage at the moment. The Premier League are continuing to look at ways to finish the season and good on them. Will we have a bizarre little behind-closed-doors conclusion to the season this summer? We just don’t know. In other news it looks like Newcastle United actually have a strong chance of winning the FA Cup this season, Arsenal have been engaging in a spot of espionage and Graeme Souness is still really angry about everything about Paul Pogba. There’s also time to learn more about Edinburgh’s bacon boys and of course, Pete’s Film Club, in which he robs yet more hours of our lives. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Those World Cup style camps and how they’d work: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/coronavirus-premier-league-isolated-camps-remaining-fixtures-dates-suspension-latest-a9432961.htmlThey’re cracking on in Belarus: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/29/belarus-football-continues-coronavirus-premier-leagueIlkay Gundogan would be happy for Liverpool to be given the title. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52086371  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/03/2047m 0s

The Blizzard: England 1-0 Belgium, 1990

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, historian Tom Holland joins us to discuss one of the standout moments in English football history: England 1-0 Belgium from Italia '90!With travelling England fans in near-penal exile on the island of Sardinia, Italian authorities were incredibly anxious throughout the entire tournament about the prospect of more of the hooliganism that had plagued previous England away games. After Bobby Robson’s side stuttered through their opener against Ireland, he changed to a back three – which immediately paid dividends. They escaped out of their group and then knocked out a Belgium side who probably deserved to win the game, thanks to that cracking volley from David Platt. For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/03/2041m 10s

The Preview Show: Hot takes and cold bacon

We return to survey the barren landscape of football, where yet again James Milner steps up to provide for all in a time of need, this time with a comprehensive physical pun XI. Get that man a statue, outside every ground in the country. We’re also intrigued by Royston Drenthe’s latest post-football career move, Steven Gerrard’s intense in-flight behaviour and some frankly startling revelations from Marcus’ time as a particularly niche door-to-door salesman. You will be surprised and amazed.Features live jingles from the mind, hands and instrument of Pete Donaldson. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Royston Drenthe: Actor: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/former-everton-loanee-royston-drenthes-17986733Can Odion Ighalo secure his dream move to Man United? https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/11963891/man-utd-loanee-odion-ighalo-offered-400k-a-week-deal-by-shanghai-shenhuaJames Milner’s isolation pun XI:https://www.espn.com/soccer/blog-the-toe-poke/story/4078264/coronovirus-isolation-liverpools-james-milner-shares-his-puntastic-isolation-xi  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/03/2048m 31s

On The Continent: Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann conundrum and the sad passing of Lorenzo Sanz

Despite all football in Europe now grinding to a halt, there’s plenty to discuss on today’s episode of On The Continent, with Luke Moore and Andy Brassell!We begin with a curious story surrounding Barcelona’s recent transfer history as it’s being reported in Spain that the club may be prepared to part ways with Antoine Griezmann. Luke and Andy discuss their mismanaged transfer strategy in the last few years as well as their recent financial issues. We then take time to touch on the sad passing of former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz and his storied career, as well as reflecting on the anniversary of the death of the great Johan Cruyff. And, before we go, there’s also time for an assessment of the coaching seasons of André Villas-Boas and Simone Inzaghi at Marseille and Lazio respectively.Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!***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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/03/2051m 55s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Arseblog

We welcome a DIY football podcasting hero to today’s episode of Fantasy Five-a-side as Jim is joined by blogger and podcaster, Andrew Mangan – aka Arseblog!Andrew arrives on the show a five-a-side veteran, with a strict policy ensuring everyone plays in goal – as such, he’s the first guest to not select a specialist keeper for his team. He’s probably not going to have many issues, though, as his side features an intoxicating mix of Italian sophistication, French guile and Brazilian chain-smoking panache. All with a sprinkling of the world’s best ever player. Coming soon to a terrified Powerleague session near you.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/03/2040m 49s

Jules & Andy: How players are coping in isolation, with Arsenal physio Gary Lewin

It’s a slightly different episode of Jules & Andy today as, with Jules currently unwell, Andy Brassell is joined by presenter and pundit Kate Mason!After Kate tells us what it was like to present the news last night whilst introducing the Prime Minister’s address, we wonder how footballers themselves are dealing with these unprecedented times. To help shed some light on this, we speak to former Arsenal and England physio Gary Lewin. He discusses the mental challenges facing players who live almost entirely regimented lives, and how even big Premier League clubs will struggle to find the resources needed to adequately train their players.We then discuss what initiatives clubs are running in their local communities to help those affected by the crisis, as well as getting to some correspondence – which features a few ideas on how smaller clubs might be supported in the future.We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us at: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell @KvlMason!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/03/2043m 12s

The Ramble: The Torquay River Mystery

We’re back once again to find that football still seems to be a rich vein of absurdity even when there isn’t actually any football, and face up to the idea that our show might actually be better when there isn’t any. Admittedly this has been helped by some classic and very welcome outside-the-box-thinking from Ian Holloway, John Hartson’s “elaborate golf hole” idea and Torquay United discovering that they have a hell of an athlete among their ranks.We also found time to talk George Lazenby, around the house holiday clothes and the contents of Pete’s cupboards, while there’s seismic change afoot as for the very first time, we open the doors to Pete’s Film Club.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Torquay United’s home training regime throws up a mystery: https://www.devonlive.com/sport/football/football-news/how-torquay-uniteds-self-training-3968249Ian Holloway thinks outside the box yet again:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51973608Felipe Melo’s novel approach to toilet roll keepie-ups:https://www.theguardian.com/football/video/2020/mar/20/toilet-roll-keepie-uppies-sports-stars-coronavirus-lockdown-challenge-video  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/03/2058m 6s

The Blizzard: Chelsea 4-2 Barcelona, 2005

We're joined on today's episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, by The Athletic's Adam Hurrey! He brings to the table an iconic Champions League tie as Barcelona arrived at Stamford Bridge for the second leg of their Last 16 tie.Barcelona ended up winning that season's La Liga in imperious fashion, and had the upper hand after their 2-1 win at the Camp Nou. The teams returned to London two weeks later, with José Mourinho naming the teams in the press conference leading up to the game. This tie served as a backdrop to the beginning of the totemic battle between the two managers, and the night featured a cocksure José Mourinho at "the perfect sweet spot of his arrogance" on one side of the ledger and, on the other, Ronaldinho at his dazzling, brilliant best. Yes, it's that goal.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/03/2046m 24s

The Preview Show: Return of the Trebuchets

We’re back to bring you the less-previewy than usual preview show, but we’re back all the same. We take a look at the latest updates regarding the resumption of our dear, beloved football and find that even with none if it actually happening there’s still time for Arsenal to be anxious and a Gareth Bale transfer saga. You’ve also been in touch in your droves and we have fresh trebuchet controversy, convoluted nominative determinism and the Ronaldinho-inspired revelation that Marcus once played a game in a prison.Also features cups nobody cares about - we got ya FIFA Club World Cup, ya Confederations Cup, even ya Intertoto Cup - and a fruitful trip down memory lane. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Even now we have a Gareth Bale transfer saga:https://www.marca.com/en/football/real-madrid/2020/03/17/5e6cfca246163f396e8b45f6.htmlGareth Southgate continues to be excellent:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51973507This is what a trebuchet is:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trebuchet  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/03/2052m 2s

On The Continent: Euro 2020 gets postponed but Demba Ba is still scoring

European football has ground to a halt, but that won’t stop us recording a brand new episode of On The Continent on Football Ramble Daily!Andy and Luke sit down to discuss Uefa’s decision to postpone Euro 2020 by a year, as their new working group to try and find room to reschedule the continent’s domestic leagues. Each of those various nations have their own strategies to combating the virus, as the Spanish FA’s Luis Rubiales lambasted La Liga sides for prioritising the testing their own players. Elsewhere, we look at some of the stars who will benefit - and those who won’t - from the tournament’s postponement. The likes of Leroy Sané and Dayot Upamecano will surely light up next summer’s tournament, while Luke spares a thought for Olivier Giroud as his recent resurgence would have helped his chances of leading the line for his country again. We finish up with some actual football, as Turkey’s season continues! In these troubled times, we need comfort; and that’s exactly what Turkey’s given us, as Demba Ba keeps on scoring and a groomed Martin Škrtel stuck one in his own net. Glorious.  Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!***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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/03/2056m 56s

Ramble Meets... Mark Pougatch

We’re taking a break from talk of quarantine and self-isolation, as we’re joined on today’s Ramble Meets… by TV and radio broadcaster Mark Pougatch!Mark has been at the forefront of sports broadcasting since Radio 5 live’s formative years, and has gone on to become one of the most experienced and well respected football broadcasters in the country. Mark sits down with Luke to discuss how he got into the industry, what he looks for in pundits he works with and the under-appreciated differences between radio and TV. He also gives us an insight into what was one of the most nerve-wracking days of his career: presenting ITV’s coverage of England’s semi-final against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.Sign up to our Patreon for exclusive extra content here! We release bonus podcast, video and written content every week – including an exclusive weekly episode of the Mailbag! ***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/03/2036m 4s

Jules & Andy: Worries for the whole of the Football League and our favourite moments of the season

We’re back for another unusual episode on Football Ramble Daily, with Jules & Andy!Jules reveals that she, in all likelihood, now has coronavirus and discusses some of the symptoms people should be aware of. We also discuss how those working in the game are going to struggle in the coming months, as well as trying to assess the potentially devastating impact on the Football League.Then, to brighten things up a bit, we look back on a few of our favourite moments from this season, from the Berlin Derby to a cracking win for Jules’ Seagulls!We'd love to here from you in these unprecedented, chaotic times - email us at: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us @JulesBreach @AndyBrassell!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/03/2045m 44s

The Ramble: As football shuts down, we look at how the remainder of the season may play out…

Though in the early days we were no strangers to recording in our homes none of us realistically thought we’d ever be doing it again. Trying times have made it necessary so this is what we’re doing to keep bringing you Football Ramble Daily.From a set of improvised home studios we look at the ways in which the remaining unplayed football might be resolved, or indeed unresolved, while hearing the thoughts of you, our beloved listeners. Kenny Dalglish and Scott Brown have some thoughts too. For a time without football there’s a surprising amount to talk about and we manage to take in our around-the-house sartorial choices, the bleep test and plagiarism related beef. Stay safe, everyone xSearch ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Karren Brady thinks the season should be declared null and void:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/14/west-ham-karren-brady-calls-for-premier-league-cancellation-coronavirusThe BBC on various potential outcomes:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51876162Brazilian commentator brings his A game:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/51899220  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/03/2050m 21s

The Blizzard: Stuttgart 3-0 Leeds, 1992

We welcome a commentating legend to today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, as Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller are joined by Peter Drury!Peter joins us to discuss a chaotic match from Leeds’ Champions League campaign in 1992, as European’s elite competition was changing beyond previous recognition – and with the Heysel Ban ending a few years previously. Peter remembers his fervent excitement while covering for BBC Radio Leeds as Leeds began their European journey full of optimism from their league title victory the season before, and featured the likes of Gordon Strachan, Gary McAllister and Gary Speed in their side. However, they were swept aside by an impressive Stuttgart side who scored three goals in a crazy half an hour, which signalled the beginning of a hugely difficult season.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/03/2050m 21s

The Preview Show: Chaos in the Champions League, cracks appear at Spurs, Villa need to wake up

Oof. Atletico Madrid picked a good time to remind us all of what they can do. A truly epic night of football at Anfield ended with a bewildered Liverpool going out of the competition. Will this setback stop them winning the league? No. No it won’t. Spurs had their own struggles and with Ole’s Man United coming to town at the weekend things could be about to get worse? Yes. Yes they could. As well as all this there’s controversy in the email section, balanced out by the best fanfic we’ve seen yet. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.com ***NOTE: This episode was recorded on Thursday before any announcement was made by the Premier League regarding the ongoing Coronavirus crisis******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!*** Further reading:Jurgen Klopp still can’t get his head around the way Atletico Madrid play:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11945/11955532/jurgen-klopp-questions-atletico-madrid-style-after-liverpools-champions-league-exitHe also had some choice words for Liverpool fans attempting high fives:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/live/liverpool-atletico-madrid-coronavirus-jurgen-klopp-score-game-tonight-a9395846.htmlJose Mourinho on RB Leipzig’s incredible bench:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/11/champions-league-return-tall-order-tottenham-jose-mourinho-leipzig  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/03/2049m 5s

On The Continent: Cholismo reigns supreme, Neymar proves his worth, and Atalanta score even more goals

Despite the Coronavirus pandemic forcing more leagues behind closed doors, and some into mid-season postponement, there’s still plenty to discuss on today’s episode of On The Continent; Andy Brassell is joined by Lars Sivertsen and David Cartlidge to review this week’s Champions League action!We begin with Atlético’s Cholismo-inspired win over Liverpool as Diego Simeone’s side withstood a siege from Klopp’s men. We discuss the Liverpool manager’s comments about Atléti not playing ‘proper football’ and the gradual emergence of teenage sensation João Félix. Elsewhere, PSG beat Dortmund 2-0 behind closed doors as Neymar proved once again he can deliver the goods when it truly matters, while RB Leipzig breezed past another uninspired Tottenham side.There’s also time for chat on Atalanta's relentless goalscoring and the threat posed by Coronavirus to players, fans and institutions alike.A quick note: we didn't do a Games of the Week section this week, due to the current situation involving league cancellations and postponements.Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!***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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/03/2048m 16s

Ramble Meets... Uli Hesse

Ramble Meets is on location in Germany this week, as the great Uli Hesse joins Andy Brassell in Dortmund!Author of a plethora of books and now in a senior role at the legendary magazine 11FREUNDE, Uli tells Andy about his journey from the terraces at Westfalenstadion in his native Dortmund to his current status as one of European football's very finest storytellers, as well as giving us unique insights on the Jürgen Klopp phenomenon and what happened between the national team and Mesut Özil.***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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/03/2042m 58s

Jules & Andy: Welcome Old Trafford changes, Tanguy Ndombele's struggles continue, and another impressive Bruno Fernandes performance

Your favourite double act are back on Football Ramble Daily, here to distract you from talk of Coronavirus and cancelled football; it’s Jules & Andy!We begin today’s episode with the news that Manchester United have frozen their season ticket prices for the ninth season in a row. They have also announced an enlarged singing section within the ground and aim to move towards safe standing sections in the near future; we discuss how important these could be to improve an already-dwindling atmosphere that mirrors much of the Premier League. We then compare two recent continental signings and their vastly different impacts on the Premier League thus far, as Bruno Fernandes is already a fantastic addition to United, while Tanguy Ndombele faced further criticism from José Mourinho as he struggled in an inexperienced Spurs midfield. There’s even time for some correspondence, as we discuss the fallout around Charlton’s Jonathan Leko and what he felt was a lack of support from Kick It Out.Get in touch via twitter: @julesbreach @andybrassell @footballramble or via email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com!Check out our brand new Patreon page here: patreon.com/footballrambledaily***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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/03/2040m 0s

The Ramble: Manchester is red, Chelsea give Everton a hiding, and Sheffield United dream of Europe

Maybe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer IS the Messiah after all His winger-cum-striker filled Man United team have found some consistency and a convincing win over Man City could just… help Liverpool win the title a bit sooner. Ah, well. Chelsea also had a lovely time as they thrashed Everton, with Roy Keane unnervingly effusive, while Newcastle continued their incredible season with a win over 10-man Southampton.We also had time to discuss the mystery of the missing points, hear the first and hopefully last entry into the Football Ramble Daily slash fiction canon and enjoy a guest appearance from Mitch Hedberg. Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.com Check out our brand new Patreon page here: patreon.com/footballrambledaily***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!*** Further reading: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is excited about the prospect of Fernandes + PogbaEven Roy Keane has been impressed by Billy GilmourCarlos Tevez makes his own luck  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/03/2049m 39s

At The Match: A Bundesliga II Special

It’s another At The Match episode from Germany, but this time Andy and Luke wander off the beaten track, and out of the top flight. The plan was for Andy to experience some fourth-tier football in Wuppertal but, as Uli Hesse (or Pyrolator) will tell you, it always rains in Wuppertal. Undeterred, Andy makes the most of his trip to Cologne to take in a game at Regionalliga West side Fortuna Köln, spending the afternoon on the open terrace with home supporter Axel, who’s been watching Fortuna since 1973, as they take on Schalke II. We talk about following football in the fourth tier, what it’s like playing top-flight clubs’ B teams and Oliver Kahn’s ringing endorsement of Südstadion. It rains torrentially here too, so we’re not missing out on anything.Then both Andy and Luke chase down Sunday lunch - copious helpings of currywurst, naturally - with an early afternoon trip to Bochum, where they dive deep into German fan culture. We hear about what makes Bochum stand out in such a crowded football region from Bochum ultra and filmmaker Gerrit and then witness an eight-goal thriller, perhaps the most thrilling match of our weekend.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/03/2037m 34s

The Blizzard: Sheffield Wednesday 3-4 Tottenham, 1994

There’s a Tottenham flavour in today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. We’re joined by The Athletic’s Jack Pitt-Brooke to discuss the opening day of the 1994/95 Premiership season, as Spurs took on Sheffield Wednesday.In his first full season in charge, Ossie Ardiles’ Spurs side looked to establish an exciting and intoxicating brand of football based on the technical skill of the European talent they acquired that summer. Ilie Dumitrescu and Jurgen Klinsmann were among those in this new-look, attacking Spurs side that played out a cracking match against Trevor Francis’ Sheffield Wednesday – featuring seven goals and one of the most infamous celebrations in modern English football.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/03/2041m 0s

The Preview Show: Eric Dier takes centre stage, Liverpool lose again, and Steve Bruce goes from strength to strength

An action packed round of FA Cup fixtures gave us drama at Spurs,  Chelsea exposing Jurgen Klopp as yet another bald fraud and a huge upset as Arsenal beat Portsmouth. Newcastle made it through too! They never do that! And on top of their win we also got to see 59 year-old Chris Waddle’s cool new hair. Away from the pitch, Pete promises to release some music aimed at kids while also making a niche request for some fanfic; we learn of Delia Smith making Daniel Farke feel at home with the personal touch; and try as best we can to figure out where the midlands is. Keep it real.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.com. Sign up to our Patreon for loads of extra content including exclusive podcast episodes and behind-the-scenes extras here: patreon.com/footballrambledaily***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!*** Further reading:Eric Dier’s post-game altercationLiverpool’s numbers are adding up to some bad formWhat Billy Gilmour learned from being bullied by Harry Maguire  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/03/2050m 25s

On The Continent: Barcelona's uncharted territory, the impact of the Coronavirus in Italy, and German ultra culture

Greetings, one and all – welcome to a brand new episode of On The Continent! Andy Brassell’s in the chair alongside Nicky Bandini and Miguel Delaney to discuss another week of continental capers.We begin with a truly underwhelming El Clásico, as Barcelona’s struggles continue. We discuss the difficulties Quique Setién is facing as the first ideology-driven manager the Catalans have had in a long while, and wonder whether the era of Lionel Messi is nearing an end. We then swing over to Italy where, as well as trying to make sense of the widespread disruption thanks to the Coronavirus, we discuss Lazio lead at the top of Serie A, their first for ten years!There’s also time for a discussion about German ultra culture, after protests against Dietmar Hopp continue, and Daniel Sturridge’s worldwide ban from football. Fancy getting in touch? We are now releasing episodes of the Mailbag exclusively to Patreon! Email us at otc@footballrambledaily.com and visit patreon.com/footballrambledaily to get involved!***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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/03/2054m 57s

At The Match: A Bundesliga Special

Join Football Ramble Daily hosts Luke Moore and Andy Brassell for a fascinating trip into the heart of German football. The two first head to the Merkur Spiel-Arena alongside 31,000 fans as Fortuna Düsseldorf host Hertha Berlin in a Friday night relegation scrap. Immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere as the two sides play out a thrilling 3-3 draw, before we hear from Fortuna manager Uwe Rösler. Then the following day, join Luke 70km north-east of Düsseldorf at one of football’s most revered stadiums: the Westfalenstadion, home of Borussia Dortmund. The fans in the infamous Yellow Wall are on deafening form as their beloved team scrape past Freiburg in stormy conditions. And, finally, we transport you over to Cologne for Saturday’s late game as Andy and 50,000 others see FC Köln sweep aside Schalke – and afterwards long-serving goalkeeper Timo Horn tells us what makes his hometown club so special.Our thanks to: Thorsten Schaar - Fortuna Düsseldorf fanUwe Rösler - Manager of Fortuna DüsseldorfTimo Horn - FC Köln goalkeeperPlease also don’t forget how to get to Düsseldorf. Eurowings offers 8 routes between the UK and Dusseldorf, most prominently from London Heathrow (4x daily), Birmingham (3x daily), Manchester (3x daily), Newcastle (4x weekly) or Edinburgh (3x weekly). You can find more information here.***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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/2042m 33s

Ramble Meets... Carsten Cramer

On today’s Ramble Meets… we’re joined by a man at the forefront of one Europe’s elite clubs: Borussia Dortmund’s Director of Sales and Marketing, Carsten Cramer.Andy meets Carsten in Dortmund to discuss the club’s journey up to this point and their plans for the future. Carsten reveals just how important it is for the club to maintain a heartfelt connection with its fans, as it remains a permanent fixture of a small city fundamentally changed by the industrial revolution and the explosion of European super clubs. In this fascinating conversation, they discuss collaborating with Bayern Munich off the pitch while battling them for supremacy on it, as well as Jürgen Klopp’s legacy, the influence of Jadon Sancho and the magic of the Westfalen Stadium. ***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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/03/2030m 41s

Jules & Andy: Watford's mesmerising performance, how Liverpool respond, and fans' right to protest

We're back with a brand new episode of Jules & Andy here on Football Ramble Daily, as Liverpool's momentous unbeaten run comes to an end. We praise the brilliant Watford performance that halted Klopp's side, as well as looking at how the Reds can continue their amazing season free of that extra pressure.And, after Andy's German football odyssey this weekend, we discuss the protests at Hoffenheim and ask the wider question pertinent to fans of any team: what can supporters realistically demand from their club? We get to all of that, plus some of your correspondence!Check out our brand new Patreon page here: patreon.com/footballrambledailyGet in touch via twitter: @julesbreach @andybrassell @footballramble or via email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/03/2040m 12s

The Ramble: Liverpool are beaten, Wolves are on the prowl, and Man City win a third straight Carabao Cup

Well! Nigel Pearson and Watford shocked us all by showing that this Liverpool side can be beaten – though in doing so they did shut down some of the little remaining Narrative of the season. All the same, Pete was at the game with a Japanese hotelier he knows and by all accounts a great time was had. Elsewhere, Daniel Farke and Norwich turned the tables and got a surprise win over Leicester, Jose Mourinho bemoaned a lack of fairness and Man City won yet another Carabao Cup. We also learn about the complicated eagle loan market, christen the Milk Shake Boys and plead that you send us meat. Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.com. Check out our update Patreon offering, featuring new episode of the Mailbag, here: http://www.patreon.com/footballrambledaily***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!*** Further reading: Pep Guardiola says Man City’s trophy streak may never be matched:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/mar/01/manchester-citys-record-may-never-be-matched-says-pep-guardiola#maincontentWolves are looking good for a top four finish:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/tottenham-wolves-premier-league-results-final-score-latest-a9367916.htmlRoy Keane is angry, specifically about Jordan Pickford:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11947569/jordan-pickford-is-not-a-good-goalkeeper-says-roy-keane  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/03/2047m 44s

The Blizzard: Manchester City 3-2 QPR, 2012

"It's finished at Sunderland, and Manchester United have done all they can. That Rooney goal was enough for the three points. Manchester City still alive here. Balotelli..."It was only a matter of time. On today's episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we're heading back to the most extraordinary final day of any modern Premier League season. We're joined by sports journalist and broadcaster Flo Lloyd-Hughes who, curiously enough, is a QPR fan. We recount that historic day as City overturned United's eight-point advantage in the last five weeks of the season and won the Premier League title on goal difference for the first time. And this all through the lens of Flo and the QPR fans around her who were swept up in the celebrations and partying alongside their home equivalents, as they were spared relegation by a Jonathan Walters goal for Stoke!For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/02/2041m 20s

The Preview Show: The Carabao Cup final is upon us, Bayern give Chelsea a lesson, and Liverpool are four wins away

It was big win for the little guy yesterday, as Man City beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu – but will the energy they exerted give Aston Villa a chance in Sunday’s Carabao EFL League Cup final? Will underwhelming hackers ruin Pep Guardiola’s preparations? We just don’t know. It is impossible for us to know. Back in the Premier League Liverpool take their war machine to Watford, laying the foundations for an intriguing set of potential narratives re: where they actually win the title. Brighton vs Crystal Palace is also happening, so naturally there’s a lot of discussion about murderous seagulls and ducks doing stand up comedy. Elsewhere, Jon Bon Jovi announces himself as an ITK, we hear some always welcome immature translations and we look back at some crass goalkeeping tactics of yesteryear.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Pep’s tinkering pays dividends for Manchester City:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51650903Bayern Munich are way ahead of Chelsea:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/26/chasm-between-chelsea-and-bayern-lays-bare-the-scale-of-lampards-taskJon Bon Jovi’s Champions League Exclusive:https://talksport.com/football/674864/bayern-munich-chelsea-whiskey-beer-jon-bon-jovi/Livin’ On A Prayer (Goat Edition):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0CdXaOS5_o  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/02/2050m 27s

On The Continent: More Sarriball struggles, Guardiola bests Real, and Galatasaray get one over Fenerbahçe

Buenos días, and welcome to another episode of On The Continent - live from snowy London Town!David Cartlidge and Andy Brassell join Luke Moore in the studio to run the rule over this week’s Champions League fixtures, as well as some of the other continental goings on. We discuss Real Madrid losing their Champions League fear factor as they were beaten 2-1 by an impressive Manchester City, while Maurizio Sarri was left confused by his players’ lack of application of his methods as they were bested by Lyon. We also reserve some due praise for Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick, wonder what’s going on between Lionel Messi and Barcelona, and recount some truly mental scenes from Galatasaray’s win at Fenerbahçe - their first in 20 years! David’s also bought his love for hate to our Games of the Week, as he selects an underappreciated Andalusian derby.***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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/02/2050m 7s

Ramble Meets... Dotun Adebayo

Andy goes back to the source for this week's Ramble Meets, hooking up with the great Dotun Adebayo MBE - writer, presenter, publisher and longtime ringmaster of BBC Five Live's World Football Phone-In. It was in the hallowed halls where Mr Brassell cut his broadcasting teeth alongside our guest and the legendary Tim Vickery.They discuss how football helped Dotun integrate into British society when he arrived from Nigeria as a six-year-old, surviving Swedish Sunday league and Dotun's thoughts on the rise of racist behaviour in European grounds. Plus, of course, they relive some of their standout WFPI moments together ("MR ANDY BRASSELL!").Please note: this episode contains explicit language.***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!**  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26/02/2048m 46s

Jules & Andy: Was the Premier League ready for VAR, are officials inadequately prepared, and how does FFP work in practice?

After another shambolic weekend of VAR, there was only one thing we could start with on today’s episode of Jules & Andy. As officials mishandle baffling clear decisions, we discuss the effect these mistakes has on players’ most visceral emotions while on the pitch and the lack of training for match officials. We also speak to former Premier League referee Peter Walton, who wonders whether the Premier League was even ready for VAR this season due to this lack of training and understanding.It’s not all VAR chat, though, as we take another look at FFP in light of UEFA’s decision to ban Manchester City from European competition. We examine what the policy aims to achieve in a wider context, how it works in practice and how clubs can spend their money on vast improvements without breaking any regulations. Get in touch via twitter: @julesbreach @andybrassell @footballramble or via email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/02/2032m 36s

The Ramble: Chelsea beat Spurs, Shane Long scores an x-rated goal, and Arsenal are profoundly themselves

Olivier Giroud is back with a bang, as his perfect, handsome features reminded Spurs of what could have been after they missed out on signing him in January. Elsewhere, Brendan Rodgers kept an impressive lid on it while Eddie Howe looks like a man wobbling on the edge. On top of all this there’s Brad Pitt, Axl Rose, the return of Matej Vydra (again), more inbox terror and the gift that keeps on giving: Keane vs Carrragher.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Mikel Arteta is determined to keep Pierre-Emerick Aubamayang:http://www.skysports.com/share/11941390Frank Lampard isn’t happy after VAR nonsense:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/22/frank-lampard-chelsea-red-card-var-tottenhamA deer scores a goal and celebrates:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_zbrxAQtoI  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/02/2053m 55s

The Blizzard: Milan 2-1 Benfica, 1963

Today we take a look back at a game of genuine historical importance in European football history. On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re joined by The Independent’s Miguel Delaney to discuss the 1963 European Cup final between Milan and Benfica.This pivotal moment in the history of the European Cup cannot be understated; it represented two dominant teams at opposite ends of their respective cycles. Milan arrived as purveyors of a free-scoring, but still pragmatic, catenaccio and regarded themselves as significant underdogs. But, with their manager Nereo Rocco’s pre-match antics on the bus helping to lighten the mood, two goals from José Altafini denied Benfica their third consecutive European Cup. This was an early example of modernity in football tactics; a team winning on the strength of a tactical system with eleven components, rather than relying on eleven individuals beating their opposite man. Miguel's article for The Blizzard about this match is available here: https://www.theblizzard.co.uk/article/ac-milan-2-benfica-1For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one! ***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/02/2042m 16s

The Preview Show: Champions League blows for Liverpool and Spurs, Leicester take on Man City, and Chelsea are having a wobble

It's a big week in the ol’ football, as European football resumes and Big Weng steps in to do something about the offside rule – something we’re all frankly a little unsure about. We even saw Liverpool lose, as Atletico took a 1-0 lead into their second leg match at Anfield, insulting the place as they did so. Let’s see how that pans out. That’s not all we saw; we saw Richard Blackwood haunting Spurs; we saw Barcelona cleverly manipulating time itself; we saw a bitten penis. And if even that isn’t enough, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pingu drop in to say hello. Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Pep Guardiola vows to stay at Man City whatever happens:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/19/pep-guardiola-vows-stay-at-manchester-city-back-fight-uefa-against-banMiguel Delaney on Arsene Wenger’s plans for the offside rule: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsene-wenger-offside-rule-law-change-fifa-var-arsenal-manager-a9344621.htmlJose Mourinho is down to the bare bones:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51567537  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/02/2053m 18s

On The Continent: Miserly defending in Madrid, teenage kicks at Dortmund, and the fall of José Mourinho

It’s nice to have the Champions League back, isn’t it? Like a nice mug of warm cocoa on a cold midweek night. We give this week’s round of fixtures a thorough going over on today’s episode of On The Continent, which features Andy Brassell, Lars Sivertsen and David Cartlidge!We begin with Atlético Madrid’s hugely impressive win over Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano. We discuss the unwavering influence of Saúl Ñíguez on this Atléti side and their unrelenting commitment to miserly defending that infuriates their opposition. Afterwards, we check in with Lars for another episode of Håland Watch™, as the teenage sensation scored both goals in Dortmund’s win over PSG. David also talks us through Thomas Tuchel’s bizarre changes to PSG’s line up, Marco Verrati’s incessant stupidity and Neymar throwing the PSG medical staff under the bus.We also decide whether José Mourinho is finished as an elite European coach and assess Barcelona’s enforced signing of Leganes striker Martin Braithwaite!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/02/2047m 56s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Doc Brown

Jim's delighted to be joined by actor, comedian, writer, rapper, screenwriter and voice of VAR at Selhurst Park, Doc Brown!His team is packed with ninjas, accountants (in this case the same man), a man so good his name replaced the word “volley” in the ‘90s, surprise packages and an overlooked all time great, cleverly gelled together by a figure who commands more respect than any other living being. There was also time to discuss the proliferation of bird-related iconography in football, those heartbreaking “what if?” moments that are a definitive part of being a fan and some not-that-surprising revelations about one Pete Donaldson.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19/02/2049m 8s

Jules & Andy: Man City's UEFA appeal, what's next for Pep Guardiola, and combatting further racism across the continent

We begin today’s episode of Jules & Andy with an in-depth look at the current state of affairs at Manchester City, as sports lawyer Daniel Geey joins us to explain the current situation after UEFA's ruling and what the immediate next steps will be. We then discuss whether it would be advantageous for City to seek an expedited appeal and try have this matter sorted before the end of the season, as well as assessing the futures of Pep Guardiola, their current crop of players and the wider City project.Then, in light of various shocking instances across football this weekend, we take a look at the latest attempts to combat racism suffered by players whilst on the pitch. Andy reveals how some have misjudged Porto’s players’ - and manager Sérgio Conceição’s - handling of Moussa Marega’s attempt boycott of their match against Vitoria Guimaraes, while we also discuss different ways fans and staff tackled the problem at Germany’s SC Preußen Münster and Atherstone Town respectively. Many thanks to Daniel Geey for speaking to us; you can purchase his book ‘Done Deal’ here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Done-Deal-Contracts-Multi-Million-Transfers/dp/1472947177Get in touch via twitter: @julesbreach @andybrassell @footballramble or via email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/02/2056m 25s

The Ramble: Man City find themselves in trouble, Arsenal gub Newcastle, and Spurs break Villa hearts

Massive news from the rulings department of football as Man City face a potential two year ban from the Champions League. It’s potentially seismic stuff, and we are as measured and mature about the whole thing as you might expect. We also make time to discuss Joelinton’s woes in front of goal, and how they might be helped if he actually spent more time in front of goal, Sean Dyche motivating his players by showing them the opposition accurately describing their tactics and we’ve even got time to take a trip to Daniel Farke’s tuck shop. Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: How bad could things get for Manchester City?https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/16/champions-league-ban-manchester-city-butterflyIt’s now almost 2000 minutes without a goal for Joelinton:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51526267Graeme Souness has some high praise for Nicolas Pepe:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/11936330/graeme-souness-compares-nicolas-pepe-to-thierry-henry-after-newcastle-goal  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
17/02/2053m 27s

The Blizzard: Spain 1-5 Netherlands, 2014

We’re heading back to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil for today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. The Guardian’s Jonathan Liew joins us to discuss the Netherlands’ 5-1 dismantling of Spain, as “Louis Van Gaal created something he loved - and then destroyed it.”Spain arrived at this tournament with the same formula that saw them win the preceding three as the likes of Xavi, Sergio Busquets and Andrés Iniesta looked to dominate possession. They took the lead and controlled the early exchanges in El Salvador but, with Louis van Gaal switching to a back three for this game, his Netherlands side took advantage of Spain's lethargic midfield. We discuss a fantastic game that featured scintillating goals from Robin Van Persie and Arjen Robben, and saw the end of Spain’s possession-dominating era.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/02/2041m 21s

The Preview Show: Romance in the air as Leicester visit Wolves, a mid-table clash at The Emirates, and a haircut for Jose Mourinho

Pete’s back, via the floor of Topman, and he brings with him some revelations about emails. The long and the short of it is that Jim is an idiot. You already knew that though, so let’s crack on with the other features of the show; Arsenal vs Newcastle! These teams are level on points and between them have drawn seven of their last eight. Is this just a bad season? Marcus Speller thinks otherwise and has stats from The Financial Sport to back up this theory. To top it all off we've got some backseat management from Carlos Carvahal, José's customary summer war chest and a golden opportunity for Wolves to separate themselves from the dross. Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Brendan Rodgers defends James Maddison, as is tradition:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/james-maddison-brendan-rodgers-leicester-city-manchester-united-transfer-news-dubai-pictures-video-a9332841.htmlMauricio Pochettino is up for a Premier League return:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/11931666/mauricio-pochettino-id-love-a-premier-league-returnChelsea start their summer business early:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/12/chelsea-agree-40m-deal-to-sign-hakim-ziyech-from-ajax-in-summer  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/02/2054m 28s

On The Continent: Addressing European football's imbalance, Iker Casillas' presidential bid, and Jurgen Klinsmann slips off into the night

We welcome another esteemed debutant to today's episode of On The Continent, as Luke Moore and Andy Brassell are joined by The Independent’s Miguel Delaney!In light of Miguel’s recent piece, ‘How football became broken beyond repair’, we discuss the current imbalances within European football. As the top clubs earn huge swathes of money from Champions League performances and their international reach, competitiveness is being eroded across the vast majority of Europe’s leagues – we assess how this damage has been done and what can be done to remedy it. We also mourn the end of Jurgen Klinsmann’s totemic 10-week stint in charge of Hertha Berlin, as he moves upstairs, and wonder what he can provide in his new ambassadorial role. There’s also chat on Iker Casillas’ bid for the Spanish FA presidency and some cracking games of the week!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/02/2054m 4s

Ramble Meets... Clyde Best

We welcome a footballing icon to today’s episode of Ramble Meets… as Andy is joined by one of England's first black footballers, former West Ham striker Clyde Best!After choosing football over cricket in his native Bermuda, and becoming involved in the national side when he was just fifteen, Clyde flew across to London for a trial with West Ham United and went on to score 58 goals over seven seasons. Clyde sits with Andy to discuss the horrific racist abuse from the terraces and how teammates like Bobby Moore and Harry Redknapp helped him through it. Clyde also talks about some of his favourite moments from playing in England, gives some advice to the current generation of black footballers and reminisces about managing the Bermudan national team.This episode was recorded on 5th December 2019.Clyde's autobiography, 'The Acid Test: A Life in Football', is available to purchase here:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Acid-Test-Life-Football/dp/1909245364***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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
12/02/2049m 44s

Jules & Andy: Watching our teams as fans, Sheffield United’s European dream, and managerial legacies

We’re back with another episode of Jules & Andy on Football Ramble Daily! Jules managed to catch this weekend’s Brighton game as a fan, so there’s chat about the emotional strains of watching your team from the stands rather than in a work capacity. There’s also talk about Sheffield United’s march towards Europe and how brilliant that would be considering their comparatively modest status, despite some saying it would be bad for the club. And as Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds potentially start their alarmingly predictable stutter, we discuss managerial legacies and why some coaches can’t seem to shake them off.Get in touch via twitter: @julesbreach @andybrassell @footballramble or via email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/02/2040m 18s

The Ramble: Ancelotti’s Everton march on, Watford slip up, and Leeds wobble

It may have taken 34 Premier League games - and Jordan Pickford having one of his moments - but CHRISTIAN BENTEKE IS BACK! That’s what we’ve come to during this whole winter break thing. It will be worth it when Dominic Calvert-Lewin leads England to glory at Euro 2020.Of course, football exists outside the Premier League. Sammy Ameobi's making Leeds think they too may continue to exist outside the Premier League next season, as Nottingham Forest grabbed the win.On top of all that, Louis Armstrong drops in, Nigel Pearson’s globe reveals a dark past and listener Damian Cunningham signs off on his mad reign of terror. Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Carlo Ancelotti’s relaxed approach is working for Everton:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51428026Kaka in Hoxton:https://www.football.london/non-league/moment-kaka-nutmegged-hoxton-astroturf-17714764There’s a storm brewing at West Ham:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/09/west-ham-staring-drop-brady-bunch-spark-anger  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/02/2054m 37s

The Blizzard: Celtic 2-3 Porto, 2003

“José Mourinho’s side hold on, and they’ve won the UEFA Cup! In this meeting of two former European champions, it is Porto who come out on top in Seville.”Yes, for today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re heading back to the 2003 UEFA Cup between Porto and Celtic alongside Kieran Canning, journalist at Agence France-Presse. This frenetic game brough the curtain down on Celtic’s most successful trophyless season, after losing the league by a point and the league cup final the week before. 80,000 fans (and one Jonathan Wilson) descended on Seville in the searing heat to see Martin O’Neill’s team take on a hugely impressive Porto side managed by the Special One himself.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/02/2042m 27s

The Preview Show: FA Cup replays happened, the winter break has come, and a chopper was seen

We’re back, with our most immature show of the season! If a Newcastle fan fires up the willycopter on live TV then what other choice do we have?Though the winter break is here we’ve still had a surprisingly fun week, with the aforementioned chopper-chopper, Wayne Rooney rolling back the years in the FA Cup and Luke’s pilgrimage to Anfield’s Roy Hodgson statue. And we still have time to hear from our worst listener! Listen please. Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Who’s going down?https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11902910/premier-league-relegation-battle-assessed-who-is-going-downDo Man City need a refresh? This might help:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/lionel-messi-man-city-transfer-news-barcelona-eric-abidal-instagram-a9320936.htmlMarina Hyde on the winter break:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/feb/05/premier-league-winter-break-prime-content  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
07/02/2052m 55s

On The Continent: Tensions rise at Barcelona, Roberto Soldado's back among the goals, and Gennaro Gattuso works on his night moves

We’re covering every single blade of European football grass on today’s episode of On The Continent, as Andy Brassell is joined in the studio by Lars Sivertsen and Nicky Bandini!We start with the recent high profile troubles at Barcelona, as Lionel Messi responded on social media to Eric Abidal’s outburst. There’s also time for a wider look at the Catalan side’s struggles over the last few seasons, as repeated signings haven’t worked out and fans intermittent fears that Lionel Messi’s final years are being wasted. Elsewhere, Roberto Soldado grabbed two goals to take Granada into the semi-finals of the Copa Del Rey at the expense of Valencia, who themselves were left infuriated by VAR.We then swing over to Germany for a look at this week’s DFB-Pokal as elite own-foot-shooters Borussia Dortmund lost 3-2 to Werder Bremen, despite a cracking debut goal from American prodigy Giovanni Reyna. There’s all that plus the virtues of shooting from impossible angles, Gennaro Gattuso’s late night whispers and the upcoming Milan derby!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/02/2052m 13s

Ramble Meets... Trevor Francis

Trevor Francis has spent over 30 years at the top of football both as a player and a manager. In this exclusive episode of Ramble Meets, Trevor talks us through his career from the very start when he broke into the Birmingham City team aged just 16, to lifting two European Cups with Nottingham Forest under Brian Clough.There's also time to discuss Trevor's time with England including making his debut against Johan Cruyff's Holland at Wembley, playing in Italy at the same time as Diego Maradona, and his Premier League managerial career.This episode was recorded on 12th December 2019/Trevor's autobiography, One in a Million: The Trevor Francis Story is out now and available to purchase here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/One-Million-Trevor-Francis-Story/dp/1785314998***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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
05/02/2058m 31s

Jules & Andy: What next for Olivier Giroud, Newcastle's takeover rumours return, and office football chat

With February here, we’re taking a look at some of the fallout from a fairly lively January transfer window on today's episode of Jules & Andy!We begin with marooned striker Olivier Giroud who, after touted moves both within the Premier League and overseas never flourished, he remains stuck in the stands at Chelsea. We discuss where it's gone wrong for the Frenchman and how he may be able to squeeze himself into Frank Lampard's squad. We then take a look at the suspiciously timely rumours of a takeover at Newcastle United and run the rule over their own new loan signings.There's all of that, plus a load of correspondence – including a dramatic turn in the "Shrews" vs "Shrows"-bury debate.Get in touch via twitter: @julesbreach @andybrassell @footballramble or via email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/02/2042m 45s

The Ramble: Liverpool go 22 points clear, Jose vs Pep has spice, and more woe for West Ham

Liverpool are brilliant etc etc. What more can be said of them at this point? We bow to our new Scouse overlords. Further down the depths of the table Man City got Mourinhoed in North London, West Ham West Hammed themselves in east London and Nigel Pearson’s Watford are dead after they turned a 2-0 lead into a 3-2 defeat against 10-man Everton. They are dead. This cannot be stressed enough. Dead. They are going to wish they’d never been born. We also have time for a cameo from Maurizio Sarri, to be mean about young Theo Walcott and to hear yet more of your utterly baffling suggestions as to how to “improve” the domestic cups. What is wrong with you all?Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Steven Bergwijn had a debut to remember:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/11924673/steven-bergwijns-instant-impact-boosts-spurs-and-jose-mourinhoJonathan Wilson on Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool style:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/feb/01/pioneering-reds-the-reds-jurgen-klopp-liverpool-pressing-unlikely-originOdion Ighalo’s unlikely move to Man United:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/manchester-united-transfer-news-odion-ighalo-new-striker-deadline-day-latest-a9312346.html  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/02/2048m 50s

The Blizzard: Tottenham 1-2 Arsenal, 1987

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re looking back at the heady days of the 1987 Littlewoods Cup. John Cross, the Mirror’s chief football writer, joins us to remember the semi-final second leg replay between Tottenham and Arsenal!With Arsenal languishing in comparative mediocrity by the early 1980s, George Graham’s arrival begun a revolution at the club – and nowhere was this typified more than in this game. Arsenal, spurred on by the half-time announcement at White Hart Lane detailing how Spurs fans could buy tickets to the final, fought back to level the second leg and force this replay. John remembers this incredible game and its crackling atmosphere as David Pleat’s free-scoring Spurs side took on Graham’s resilient Arsenal for a place in the final against Liverpool, as well as the amazing story of David Pleat giving George Graham a lift home after a cup of tea and a sandwich! For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/02/2046m 35s

The Preview Show: Villa Park rocks for the Carabao Cup, Spurs host Man City in the Old News Derby and Southampton trudge to Liverpool

What a week! Carabao Cup semi-finals, the transfer window in full late stage chaos and some tidy fixtures coming up. Lovely!There’s been drama everywhere. James Maddison chipping off at referees, Portsmouth drawing Arsenal in the FA Cup, Everton telling Barcelona where to go with their paltry £85m bit for Richarlison!Incredibly we still find the time to talk about whaling, UB40 and Death Grips, while Mr. Manhattan postpones his holiday for the benefit of us all. Listen now, punks. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading:Do Barcelona really want to pay £85m for Richarlison? That’s what it says here: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11671/11921012/richarlison-everton-reject-barcelonas-85m-offerIs Bruno Fernandes the solution to Man United’s problems? https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/fa-league-cups/manchester-united-transfer-news-bruno-fernandes-joins-signing-latest-update-transform-club-a9309161.htmlIs Danny Rose a Geowdie?https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jan/29/tottenhams-danny-rose-set-to-join-newcastle-on-loan-until-end-of-season  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31/01/2044m 50s

On The Continent: Madrid derby, the race for Italy's top four, and The Barber of Leipzig

Greetings OTCers! It's time for yet another episode of our European football show and today Luke and Andy is joined by Spanish football expert David Cartlidge to discuss all the big stories from around the continent.This week we look ahead to a big derby in Spain as Atletico, beset with muscle injury worries, head to the Bernabeu. What's become of El Cholo and his team this season? Meanwhile, in Italy, there's a race on for the top four, but Torino most certainly aren't in it. Roma, Atalanta and perhaps even Milan are though. Can Zlatan do the unthinkable and help this Milan side actually achieve something?Yep, there's all this and more - Leipzig's Ralf Rangnick getting annoyed at a celebrity barber, Hatem Ben Arfa making an appearance alongside the original Ronaldo, and Steven Bergwijn rocking up at Spurs. Don't miss it!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/01/2057m 11s

Ramble Meets... Joe Palmer

On today’s Ramble Meets… episode, Andy Brassell sits down with Joe Palmer, CEO of AFC Wimbledon, to discuss his fascinating career in football.Joe can trace his obsession for football back to the 1987 FA Cup final where his beloved Spurs lost to Coventry, and his love for the game has never wavered. After beginning his career at a PR agency selling stories for MUTV, Joe eventually found himself as the Executive Director of Strategy, Commerce and Marketing at Shakhtar Donetsk. He talks Andy through his incredible time at the club that began with Champions League knockout football and emerging stars, and ended with being evacuated from a developing war zone. Joe also discusses his current work with AFC Wimbledon as they are still searching for further investment to ensure the club can return home to Plough Lane this summer.For more information on the Plough Lane Bond, visit the website: www.ploughlanebond.comSearch ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/01/2053m 21s

Jules & Andy: A mid-season break, West Ham's struggles and can Liverpool go unbeaten?

It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means: it’s time for another episode of Jules & Andy on Football Ramble Daily!We begin today’s show with a chat about the upcoming ‘mid-season break' that the Premier League is trialling, where it will split one round of matches over two weekends to give players a rest. Will this help reduce player fatigue as we head towards the Euros? Or will it simply result in a piling up of fixtures elsewhere? We try to answer those questions, and discuss Jürgen Klopp’s comments on the matter.Elsewhere, we look ahead to an intriguing midweek clash between West Ham and Liverpool. We discuss whether the Reds can go a season unbeaten and work out how West Ham might escape their current troubles. Get in touch via twitter: @julesbreach @andybrassell @footballramble or via email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/01/2039m 49s

The Ramble: Shrewsbury rock Liverpool, Man United are BACK again, and it’s time for Newcastle’s annual takeover talk

Y’all ready for this? On today’s Milk Football Ramble we say the word “Cumdog” a frankly uncomfortable amount, but Shrewsbury’s Jason Cummings has given himself the nickname, scored twice to bring his team back from 2-0 down against Liverpool and so has given us no other choice. Elsewhere in the cup, the Bilić is back as Slaven’s West Brom knocked out his former club West Ham, Newcastle put on a show for their potential new owners and Man United turned on the style. As well as all that there are Evil Fulham fans, Sir Alex Ferguson’s legacy and that word “Cumdog” again. Urgh. Search ‘Football Ramble Da’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!*** Further reading: Jason Cummings: A character:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51258641Are Newcastle on for a takeover:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jan/26/saudi-340m-takeover-newcastle-leak-threatens-dealJurgen Klopp won’t be fielding the first team for Liverpool’s FA Cup replay with Shrewsbury:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/fa-league-cups/liverpool-fa-cup-replay-shrewsbury-jurgen-klopp-fixtures-highlights-a9303186.html  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/01/2045m 30s

The Blizzard: Liverpool 2-1 Blackburn, 1995

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard we head back to another epic Premiership finale. The Irish Times' and Second Captains’ Ken Early joins us to remember Blackburn’s title win on the final day of the 1994/95 season, despite a 2-1 defeat at Anfield. Blackburn needed to win or hope title rivals Manchester United didn’t beat West Ham, to clinch their first title in more than 80 years. Many Liverpool fans at Anfield found themselves in the curious position of wanting their team to lose to Blackburn and thus denying their bitter rivals the title, as their treasured son Kenny Dalglish sat in the Blackburn dugout. Ken, Marcus and Jonathan remember the buildup to this pivotal final day that was the culmination of this season-long battle between the definitive Premier League juggernaut and their new challengers looking to halt a third successive title triumph.Fancy getting in touch? Email us at blizzard@footballrambledaily.com or find us social media— just search 'Football Ramble Daily'.For more stories from the annals of football history, visit www.theblizzard.co.uk to explore their archives that contain over 700 articles of stories just like this one!***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/01/2047m 47s

The Preview Show: Man United are bad, but then so is most of the Premier League, so they probably fit in quite well

It's FA Cup time again! Let's all take a weekend off from how astonishingly bad the Premier League is and enjoy some red hot knockout action. Newcastle face Oxford, Chelsea and Arsenal lock horns, and Norwich try and spoil Burnley's post-Man United win party. We've covered it all in the way you'd expect, by talking about wagyu beef, Hollywood stars and moped thieves.Elsewhere, Marcus wants to praise Southampton, Pete doesn't know how to feel after Newcastle scored twice in injury time to get a draw against Everton, and there's another instalment of The Masked Winger. Who's under there, under the mask? Let's see if we can figure it out...This episode is sponsored by Betway.We're @footballramble on Twitter, and @footballrambledaily on Insta, so head over there to catch up on lots more Ramble stuff, including behind the scenes footage and lots more! You can also email us here: show@footballrambledaily.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!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24/01/2050m 4s

On The Continent: Lyon's amazing academy, Jurgen Klinsmann's misplaced badges, and Taça de Liga scenes

We’re back with some more continental conversation as Luke Moore, Andy Brassell and Lars Sivertsen bring you another episode of On The Continent on Football Ramble Daily!After a fantastic Coupe de France performance we begin with a discussion on Lyon’s latest academy product, 16 year-old Rayan Cherki. We discuss his impressive technical qualities and also look at the wider history of exciting graduates from their academy’s illustrious history. After that, we check in with a struggling Hertha Berlin and their coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who recently couldn’t produce his coaching badges to Bundesliga officials after leaving them in a cupboard back in the USA - an apt metaphor for their season…Elsewhere we discuss some typically insane scenes in Portugal’s Taça de Liga, delve into the backstory of Braga manager Rúben Amorim and preview the Rome derby in our Games of the Week!Find us on social media by searching 'Football Ramble Daily'.***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!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/01/2058m 30s

Ramble Meets... Rick Edwards

It’s a meeting of minds on today’s episode of Ramble Meets… as Luke sits down with writer, broadcaster and Liverpool fan Rick Edwards!Rick can trace his fandom back to "picking the red team” in the 1986 FA Cup final aged six, and Liverpool Football Club has remained a significant pillar in his life ever since. He joins Luke in the studio to discuss his passion for football that