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, with the return of football post-lockdown, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Saturday. 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

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 has followed him since standing on the terraces at Molineux with his dad, right up to to being left distraught when Liverpool lost the 2018 Champions League final. They also talk more generally about football’s reflection of society, the club vs country debate and how it seems men only feel comfortable expressing emotion while in a football crowd.You can purchase Rick's new book: 'Hollywood Wants to Kill You - The Peculiar Science of Death in the Movies' here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Hollywood-Wants-Kill-You-Peculiar/dp/1786496925This episode was recorded on 20th November 2019.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.
22/01/2054m 31s

Jules & Andy: Adama Traoré’s incredible season, Graham Potter calls for patience, and another slice of Premier League action

Greetings, one and all, to another episode of Jules & Andy on Football Ramble Daily! Pleasure to have you with us.Today we begin with Wolves’ flying winger Adama Traoré and his hugely impressive season thus far. We discuss how his all-round game has matured since leaving Barcelona and establishing himself in England, as well as praising Wolves for their continued success. We then take a look at some of the upcoming midweek Premier League fixtures, including an intriguing clash between Brighton and Bournemouth and Arsenal’s last roll of their top four dice, as they travel to Chelsea. There’s all that, plus a load of your correspondence! Get in touch with your some of your own 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.
21/01/2044m 36s

The Ramble: Liverpool win again, Newcastle smash and grab, and Mike Dean is omnipresent

Good day! Marcus, Pete and Luke round up all the big stories from the weekend's football, stories such as Mike Dean's latest big moment, Roy Keane's latest argument and how Florian Lejeune would dispose of a dead body.We also debate the latest injury to an England hopeful, marvel at Steve Cook's athleticism and then find time to wonder who we think will get relegated from the Premier League this season. Oh, there's also a couple of emails as well, all sent in by excellently-named listeners. Don't forget to subscribe to us by searching Football Ramble Daily wherever you get your pods, and you can find us on social media @footballramble on Twitter, and @footballrambledaily on Insta. You can also email us here: show@footballrambledaily.com. Ciao ciao!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/01/2046m 9s

The Blizzard: Juventus 3-1 Real Madrid, 2003

It’s a Football Ramble Daily crossover on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, as we’re joined once again by Andy Brassell! Andy joins Marcus and Jonathan to discuss Juventus’ spectacular 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the 2003 Champions League semi-final.The game was played at the notoriously derided Stadio delle Alpi on the outskirts of Turin. This, however, was different to the usually under-attended matches at Juventus’ ground, as Marcelo Lippi’s side played in front of rapturous home support. We discuss this gripping tie between two European heavyweights featuring the best and worst of Pavel Nedvěd, some questionable Real Madrid defending and an injury-enforced cameo from the great Ronaldo.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.
18/01/2035m 16s

The Preview Show: Liverpool face Man United, Mike Ashley swings into town, and Pete saves a religion

Howdy folks, it's time for another preview show, sponsored by Betway! Rejoice! This week, Marcus, Luke and Pete get excited by Marcus Rashford's new tech and wonder if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can take another point from Liverpool. There's also talk of Mike Ashley potentially growing another Longstaff brother, while Steve Bruce sits down for a lovely cup of tea.In other news, Roberto Firmino has been baptised, Nigel Pearson's Watford have been getting a helping hand thanks to some coconuts, and we enjoy another instalment of podcasting's most exciting game - The Masked Winger! Who's under there, under the mask, let's see if we can figure it out!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.
17/01/2051m 45s

On The Continent: Quique Setién takes charge of Barcelona, the race for the Scudetto, and some January arrivals

It turns out that, if you’re after the coaching job at Barcelona, all you need to show the selectors is an undying love for Johan Cruyff. That’s one of the distinct conclusions we’ve come to on today’s episode of On The Continent...That’s right, reported fourth-choice Quique Setién takes charge of the Catalans - we discuss how he might actually be a success, while also assessing the legacy of the departing Ernesto Valverde. We then run the rule over Roberto Moreno’s start as Monaco’s new manager after two games against PSG, debate Inter and Lazio’s chances of the Scudetto and review some players that have arrived at English clubs so far this January.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.
16/01/2058m 34s

Ramble Meets... Julia Simic

On today’s Ramble Meets… we’re joined by West Ham midfielder Julia Simic! Julia joins Luke in the studio to discuss her storied 15-year career playing for the likes of Bayern Munich, FFC Turbine Potsdam and the German national side.From playing with boys beyond her age in Fürth, to joining the Bayern Munich senior side at 16 and playing across the Bundesliga, Julia always had a single minded desire to play football at an elite level. She talks about overcoming an ACL injury before rupturing it again in her second game back, the continued need for improved facilities in women’s football and the burgeoning popularity of the women’s game.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.
15/01/2043m 26s

Jules & Andy: Replacing Harry Kane, the mental pressures of management, and some of your correspondence

On today’s episode of Jules & Andy, we start by discussing the renewed injury woes for Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane. Having played 300 games at just 26, we discuss what Kane can do to protect the longevity of his career and wonder what José Mourinho can do to replace the injured striker as the rest of the season unfolds. Also, after some enlightening correspondence from our listeners, we discuss the mental strains placed on modern football managers. As they try to succeed amidst unprecedented pressure and scrutiny, we discuss how the football-watching public’s obsession with managerial personality can be so damaging to those at the top. We also get to some of your other correspondence! Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and get in touch with us here: 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.
14/01/2047m 29s

The Ramble: Liverpool get past double-right-backed Spurs, Sergio Aguero makes history, and Southampton do much better against Leicester

That’s more like it, Southampton! Ralph Hasenhuttl insists that his side’s victory over Leicester wasn’t revenge for the 9-0 drubbing they received earlier in the season - but it definitely was. Elsewhere, Liverpool maintain their relentlessness and Sergio Agueroooooooooo reminds us all of how brilliant he is yet again.As well as all this we share our postcards from holiday camps of yesteryear, spare a thought for Danny “Drinky” Drinkwater and have yet more email based controversy. 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: A milestone for Sergio Aguero:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51086239There are already knives out for Jose Mourinho:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/tottenham-hotspur-jose-mourinho-liverpool-tactics-jurgen-klopp-latest-news-a9280536.htmlRalph Hasenhuttl never thought about leaving Saints:https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/sport/18149956.ralph-hasenhuttl-leaving-southampton-didnt-cross-mind/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/01/2054m 33s

The Blizzard: Everton 3-2 Wimbledon, 1994

We’re headed up to Liverpool for today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, for a classic escape from relegation. On the docket today is the final day of the 1993/94 season, as Everton had their last roll of the dice against Wimbledon, and we’re joined by author and deCoubertin Books principle James Corbett!After a fantastic period of success in the 1980’s, the turn of the decade brought about tougher times for the Toffees. Everton were actually one of the key five drivers in forming the then-Premiership but looked ill-equipped to deal with the change, after many senior players followed Howard Kendell out the door in the late 80s and early 90s. There were four other teams in the mix for relegation as the final round of fixtures arrived and, after going 2-0 down against Wimbledon, all hope looked lost - but Everton performed the impossible. We discuss a miraculous comeback on that nerve-shredding afternoon at Goodison Park, as fans in the adjoining Stanley Park climbed various trees in hopes of watching one of the most significant ever matches in their club’s history.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.
11/01/2040m 28s

The Preview Show: Liverpool visit Spurs, injuries ahoy for Roy, and Southampton travel to Leicester with revenge in mind

The goings on at Man United are going on so much that they’ve reduced Sir Alex Ferguson to lonely red wine sessions in his old office, which may or may not be Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s current office. They face Norwich at the weekend in a fixture more intriguing than it has any right to be. Spurs also host Liverpool, which should be a spicy one. Will we see Jose Mourinho attempt to park the bus? Probably, yes. As well as discussing the upcoming action, we take some necessary detours through ear irrigation, Pizza Hut’s social media team and a particularly furious emails section. We've all got exclusive new music from Pete Donaldson. It’s time to learn!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:Kevin De Bruyne says Man City only worked on their tactics for 15 minutes:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11903728/kevin-de-bruyne-says-manchester-city-spent-just-15-minutes-preparing-false-nine-planSpurs’ defensive problems are a conundrum for Jose Mourinho:https://theathletic.co.uk/1518570/2020/01/09/tottenham-defence-problems-mourinho/Aston Villa have their sights set on Wembley:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/jan/09/jack-grealish-aston-villa-glory-leicester-carabao-cup-semi-final  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/01/2053m 20s

On The Continent: Milan blandness, Coupe de France madness, and Dries Mertens' sadness

We’re back in the studio with some more continental content, as Luke Moore and Andy Brassell are joined by The Guardian’s Nicky Bandini!We begin, as the man himself would expect, with Zlatan Ibrahimović’s largely uneventful debut for Milan. Nicky discusses how his leadership off the pitch might be more valuable than his contribution on it, as well as assessing Stefano Pioli’s struggles in the dugout. We also mention some struggles down south, as Gennaro Gattuso hasn’t had the best start at Napoli and club legend Dries Mertens now find himself resigned to the subs bench. Elsewhere, Andy runs us through Porto’s impressive win over Sporting and their impressive boss Sérgio Conceição. There’s also some chat on perhaps Europe’s best cup competition, the Coupe de France, and a preview of some cracking Games of the Week. Table-toppers Inter against free-scoring Atalanta, anyone? Correspondence? Fire away: otc@footballrambledaily.com or 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.
09/01/2057m 2s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Felix White

On today's episode of Fantasy Five-a-Side, Jim welcomes Felix White, founding member of the Ivor Novello-winning band The Maccabees, score writer for the cricket documentary The Edge and co-host of the cricket podcast Tailenders!His is an unorthodox team made up of misfits and geniuses. They’ve been selected to allow him to live some incredibly specific dreams - and to find closure on a moment that happened when he somehow found himself turning out for a Fulham Legends XI. So it turns out he is the first guest to have actually lived the premise of this show.This trip down memory lane takes in Diamond Lights, Uri Geller ruining everything, the Graham Taylor documentary The Impossible Job and much, much more. Listen in to find out who made the cut!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.
08/01/2045m 19s

Jules & Andy: The FA Cup's dwindling magic, how the tournament can find it again, and some potential January transfers

Has the FA Cup lost some of its sparkle? What are the big teams’ attitudes towards the tournament? These are a few of the questions we’re trying to answer on today’s brand new episode of Jules & Andy!After a mixed set of results from the third round this weekend, we debate how significant a place the Cup still holds in football’s television-dominated environment. We suggest some ways to help recapture the magic of past FA Cups, including moving the semi-finals away from Wembley and incentivising teams to take it more seriously, while Jules recounts some of her favourite memories of watching it as a fan. Elsewhere, we discuss some of the potential movers and shakers in this January’s transfer window, as Arsenal need some new personnel in defence and Manchester United could do with some creativity.Got something you want us to discuss? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
07/01/2044m 46s

The Ramble: FA Cup action as Rochdale hold Newcastle, Liverpool Juniors beat Everton, and Wayne Rooney rides again

What a weekend in the FA Cup! Brave Brucey’s Brave Newcastle bravely hung on to force a replay with Rochdale, Sheffield Wednesday knocked out Brighton - and Osaze Urhoghide treated us to an adorable interview in the process - while Mike Dean inspired his beloved Tranmere to fight back from 3-0 down to draw with Watford. Lucky them. And there’s more! Gillingham takes a kicking in the email section, poor old Robbie Savage takes a verbal kicking in the commentary box, we’re enlightened about some Kenyan team names and Glenn Tamplin continues to live his best life. 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: Liverpool’s future looks bright:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jan/05/jurgen-klopp-liverpool-carlo-ancelotti-everton-teenagers-reserves-reality-checkGlenn Tamplin. Just look:https://twitter.com/glenntamplinThe 'Wayne Rooney Effect is in' effect:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50976221  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/01/2049m 11s

The Blizzard: Ireland 1-0 Netherlands, 2001

You join us in the Emerald Isle for today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. We’re taking a look at a historic afternoon for Irish football from 2001, alongside JOE’s Dion Fanning!The Netherlands arrived at Lansdowne Road with qualification for the 2002 World Cup on the line, while Mick McCarthy’s men had enjoyed a hugely successful qualifying campaign. Louis van Gaal had began to drift from his traditional 4-3-3 philosophy by this point, after a tough spell at Barcelona, and as this game slipped through their fingers he even finished the game playing four strikers.In contrast, Dion remembers how this game was perhaps “the last time Irish football felt united and moving in the same direction.” The Green Army were still the usual underdogs but, with a fantastic goal from Jason McAteer and a stalwart performance from captain Roy Keane, they secured World Cup qualification in front of 35,000 at Lansdowne Road.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.
04/01/2051m 1s

The Preview Show: The FA Cup 3rd round, Mike Dean vs Jose Mourinho, and Ian Holloway's back in business

There are potential banana skins aplenty as the FA Cup 3rd round arrives! We look ahead to those, while also casting a glance over our shoulders at Jose Mourinho and Mike Dean’s box office collision, Jack Grealish’s fascinating legs and the welcome return of Ian Holloway. Elsewhere David Moyes has an instant impact, Charlie Adam turns some heads and if you live in Gillingham, get your pitchfork ready…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!*** An instantly classic Jose Mourinho rant: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/jan/01/jose-mourinho-southampton-coach-idiot-var-ballboysWayne Rooney is back! https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11688/11894363/wayne-rooney-interview-manchester-united-and-england-legend-ready-for-new-chapter-with-derbyDavid Moyes is also back!https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/west-ham-bournemouth-result-score-report-david-moyes-manager-haller-goal-a9266966.html  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
03/01/2051m 10s

On The Continent: Håland completes his big move, Leonardo Jardim has been sacked again, and Milan send out the Zlat-Signal

We’ve got a debutant joining us on the first On The Continent of the new decade, as Andy and Lars are joined by German-based writer Ryan Hunn!We begin with the biggest continental news as Erling Braut Håland completes his move to Borussia Dortmund. We discuss how the transfer came about and how he’ll fit into Dortmund’s front line as their first out-and-out striker in a fair while. On the other side of their transfer ledger, we also take stock of Julian Weigl’s recently-completed his move to Benfica. Elsewhere there are some truly glorious transfers for us to celebrate, including Messrs Ben Arfa, Ibrahimovic and Cavani all making moves. And Andy gives us an update from the South of France as Leonardo Jardim has been sacked by Monaco for a second time in fourteen months.Correspondence? Fire away: otc@footballrambledaily.com or find us on social media by searching 'Football Ramble Daily'.Check out Ryan's own podcast, Stadio, here: https://stadio.football***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/01/2055m 7s

Ramble Meets... Troy Townsend

To kick off 2020 on Football Ramble Daily, Andy Brassell is joined by Kick It Out’s Head of Development, Troy Townsend. In this exclusive interview Troy discusses his varied career as a cornerstone of the footballing community, as well as how football’s social climate has changed over his life as a football fan. From his love of Pelé and Brazil throughout the 1960s, to experiencing racism on the terraces as a fan, and coaching at a variety of grassroots clubs, Troy has led a fascinating life. And, as racism continues to pervade the game, he also discusses how seriously it can affect young black footballers as well as the hugely commendable and important work of Kick It Out. 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.
01/01/201h 5m

Jules & Andy: End of Year Special

We've arrived at the final Football Ramble Daily episode of 2019! Jules & Andy are here to ease you into a new year by looking back at some of 2019's most noteworthy moments, as well as hearing about some of your favourite memories from the year. From Liverpool's miraculous comeback against Barcelona to Andy taking his godson - a fanatical Spurs fan - to their new stadium for the first time, there's loads to get through. We also praise the off-the-field work of Raheem Sterling and Maggie Murphy, while Jules takes stock of improving gender equality within football broadcasting and the wider football community. Thanks so much for your support throughout our best year yet! We're back tomorrow as usual with a brand new Ramble Meets... episode for you to enjoy!Got something you want us to discuss? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
31/12/1952m 18s

The Ramble: David Moyes returns to West Ham, Arsenal lose but improve, and VAR is rubbish again. And again. And again…

David Moyes is back in charge at West Ham as they once again ask him to ferry them to safety! Is anything surprising any more? No, not really.  Elsewhere in London, Arsenal and Chelsea played out an energetic game that felt like a victory for Arsenal - despite it being a victory for Chelsea - because they weren’t booed off. Small victories and all that. There was also lots of action in the Championship, Steven Gerrard’s Rangers got one over on Celtic and we chat thrusting, IKEA stadiums and cramp. 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: The Ferryman returns to West Ham:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50942538Positives in defeat for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11670/11897191/arsenal-lose-to-chelsea-but-some-positives-for-mikel-artetaFrancis Benali MBE:https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18125951.francis-benali-made-mbe-netting-huge-amount-cancer-research-uk/A big win for Rangers in the Old Firm derby:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/dec/29/rangers-celtic-scottish-premiership-old-firm-derby-report  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30/12/1954m 7s

The Blizzard: Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal, 2004

Joining us on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, is The Independent’s Vithushan Ehantharajah! His chose today's game based on pure, glorious nostalgia: Liverpool 2-1 Arsenal from 2004.This game, with its mix of technical ability and unrelenting pace, was a tremendous advert for the Premier League. Arsenal’s performances were beginning to falter after coming off their invincible season, though this was still only their second defeat in 55 league matches. The goal they did score, a truly glorious one, served as a fleeting mirage of that previous Arsenal. Their opponents came flying out the traps, with Xabi Alonso particularly impressive, and played their part in a classic Premier League affair. And it was all rounded off by Neil Mellor’s astonishing goal deep into injury time! 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.
28/12/1940m 20s

The Preview Show: Chelsea visit Arsenal, drama at the bottom, and Alan Pardew’s at The Hague at last

Christmas might be over but the PL never, ever, never stops, so we’re back to ruminate on Chelsea’s visit to Arsenal’s Emirates Enmity Bowl, the heartwarming tale of Liverpool’s Milly Elliot and a Steve Bruce Old Trafford belly rub for the ages. As well as all this there’s plenty of festive fun, games galore (one game), the acceptance that Norwich are just rubbish and theories on how you’d get rid of Duncan Ferguson if you for some reason had to. 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!*** Trent Alexander Arnold is really, really good at football:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/dec/26/liverpool-right-back-playmaker-trent-alexander-arnold-leicesterFrank Lampard wants more character from Chelsea: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50847254Nigel Pearson is happy with star pupil Ben Foster:https://www.watfordobserver.co.uk/sport/18123856.nigel-pearson-praises-ben-foster-watford-draw-sheffield-united/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27/12/1951m 10s

Jules & Andy: Sheffield United continue to impress, Southampton travel to the Bridge, and Leicester try to close the gap

It’s Christmas Eve, and there’s a brand new episode of Jules & Andy wrapped up under the tree! We’re here to take a look at some of the upcoming Boxing Day fixtures, and begin with Sheffield Utd’s home game against Watford. We discuss the remarkable achievements of Chris Wilder and his players as the newly-promoted side sit fifth in the table. We also praise Southampton and their improved performances - and how it all could have been so different had Ralph Hasenhüttl been sacked after their 9-0 thrashing. And we finish with Leicester’s final throw of their title-racing dice, as they host newly-crowned world champions Liverpool. We’ve got all of that plus some of your correspondence, which includes what footballing presents are on our listeners’ wish lists! Got something you want us to discuss? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
24/12/1933m 17s

The Ramble: Liverpool are champions of the world, Lampard bests Mourinho, and Manchester win the battle of the Citys

Given that they’re so far ahead, Liverpool took the weekend off to go and win another trophy in Doha, while Riyad Mahrez came back to haunt Leicester as Brendyball came up short against Man City. Elsewhere, Nigel Pearson’s revitalised Watford were too much for the ghost of Man United. Forget all that though, because Miguel Almiron scored! It finally happened and it could not have been more adorable. Aside from all this football nonsense we confess to a historic panettone theft, chat head bonks and envision massive cherries. We’ve also been nominated for an award! Vote for us in the Pod Bible Awards here please: http://podbiblemag.com/poll-winners-2019/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: In memory of the great Martin Peters:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42371814Miguel Delaney on the racism crisis:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/tottenham-chelsea-rudiger-racism-report-abuse-latest-a9257451.htmlOle’s angry about Man United’s “testimonial pace”:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/dec/22/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-manchester-united-watford-testimonial  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23/12/1953m 51s

The Blizzard: Red Star 2-2 Bayern Munich, 1991

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re looking back at an absolutely phenomenal match - one that Jonathan describes as potentially his favourite ever game of football. The Athletic’s Rafa Honigstein joins us to represent the other half of this fixture, as Bayern Munich take on Red Star Belgrade in the second leg of the 1991 European Cup semi-finals.Political instability formed an all-encompassing backdrop to this game, with Slovenia and Croatia both declaring independence unilaterally in the months leading up to this game, and it was built up as a momentous footballing occasion. The 1991 European Cup was a tournament both sides were desperate to win; Bayern were obsessed with winning the European Cup again after 1976, and had suffered some traumatic final defeats in subsequent matches, while the Yugoslavian national side had notoriously lost a range of finals in the latter half of the 20th Century. With a home defeat in the first leg, Bayern were praying for a miracle - as we discover, the game more than lived up to this sizeable billing.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.
21/12/1943m 4s

The Preview Show: Everton host Arsenal in the New Manager Derby, Leicester & Man City battle for third, and it’s Mourinho vs Lampard at Spurs

What a week for new managers, as Mikel Arteta takes the reins at Arsenal (probably at the time of recording) and Carlo Ancelotti rocks up at Everton (possibly etc etc). Bouncy new managers galore!There’s even more to get excited about as Leicester put Brendyball to the test against assistant-managerless Man City, while Jose Mourinho’s Spurs host Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in a sentence that is still new enough to seem really weird. But there’s more! Shark eyes and squeaky eyes! RoboPete! The Graham Souness Chest Hair Advent Calendar! That’s the sandwich. We’ve also been nominated for another award! Vote for us in the Pod Bible Awards here: http://podbiblemag.com/poll-winners-2019/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!*** Man City furious as they’re blindsided by Arsenal’s surprise swoop for Mikel Arteta: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/dec/18/arsenal-mikel-arteta-manager-manchester-cityCarlo Ancelloti has a lot of work to do: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/fa-league-cups/everton-leicester-duncan-ferguson-carlo-ancelotti-manager-epl-a9253006.htmlLiverpool leave it late but reach the Club World Cup final:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/50842958  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
20/12/1949m 32s

On The Continent: Dortmund and Leipzig slug it out, El Clásico ends goalless, and Goal Bae returns

The Fussball-Meisters are back again for a brand new episode of On The Continent. There’s a whole load of stuff on the docket today, and we begin with last night’s El Clásico. It was the first goalless tie between the two sides since 2002, and Real Madrid were (predictably) unhappy with some of the officiating. We discuss Zinedine Zidane’s deserved public praise for Gareth Bale after his impressive display, as well as Luka Jović’s struggles in the Spanish capital.We then take stock of a crazy Bundesliga game Andy saw earlier this week, as a Jadon Sancho-inspired Dortmund somehow didn’t emerge victorious from a cracking 3-3 with RB Leipzig. We also celebrate the goalscoring return of original OTC Goalbae Patrik Schick, before looking ahead to Leipzig’s intriguing matchup against Spurs in the Champions League and previewing the draw more generally.James also talks about his recent chat with Max Allegri, and we have some cracking Games of the Week lined up. Join us!Correspondence? Fire away: otc@footballrambledaily.com or 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.
19/12/191h 0m

Ramble Meets... Sébastien Haller

On today's episode of Ramble Meets... Andy heads to West Ham's training ground to speak to West Ham and France youth international Sebastien Haller!In this exclusive interview, Sebastien sits down with Andy to discuss his upbringing in France and being 'tricked' into having a trial at Auxerre with 100 other youngsters. We also hear about his hugely impressive spells at Utrecht and Eintracht Frankfurt, including winning the DFB-Pokal for the latter, and the contrasts between the different European leagues he has already ventured to in his young career.This episode was made possible by our sponsors, Betway.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.com--------Pour Ramble Meets aujourd'hui Andy dirige vers le centre d'entraînement de West Ham et parle avec l'attaquant de France Espoirs Sébastien Haller!Dans notre interview exclusive, Sébastien se rappelle pour nous tout son parcours, de son enfance et ses débuts dans le monde de foot pro, quand il est allé en essai à Auxerre par hasard.On entend aussi de ses grandes moments de succès à Utrecht et Eintracht Frankfurt - victoire en finale de la Coupe d'Allemagne comprise - et les différences entre toutes les championnats différents dans lesquelles il a joué.On remercie nos sponsors Betway pour leur aide dans la production de cette épisode.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/12/1933m 24s

Jules & Andy: The A23 Derby, Brighton's mixed season, and changes to football broadcasting

We’re back for a new episode of Jules & Andy, hot off the press after an entertaining draw in the A23 Derby! After watching the game at Ramble HQ, we give a thorough assessment of the match and the two teams' seasons thus far. Jules admits how frustrating it was to not taking all three points from Selhurst Park and gives her thoughts on the Seagulls' mixed results. After that, we turn our attentions to potential changes in football broadcasting, after studies have found that television audience numbers have taken a notable hit over recent seasons. We discuss a variety of initiatives, including some seen across BT Sport's Champions League coverage, that could help to improve the viewing experience.Got something you want us to discuss? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
17/12/1944m 59s

The Ramble: Bournemouth shock Chelsea, Norwich blunt Leicester, and Man City beat Arsenal in their sleep

Us again, after another weekend of football. What a game this is. Mikel Arteta may have had a preview of his very own Ghost of Christmas Future, as Man City brushed past apolitical-Arsenal on autopilot. Leicester weren’t “top enough” to keep up with Liverpool, as they were held by Norwich, and Big Dunc Ferguson kept up the good work with a point at Old Trafford, even if poor Moise Kean suffered the indignity of being a sub for a sub. As well as all this we muse on sleepy voiced sat-navs, “loopy behaviour” and wearable Pete Donaldsons. They’re not yet in production but if there’s enough demand we’ll probably look into it. We’ve also been nominated for an award! Vote for us in the Pod Bible Awards here please: http://podbiblemag.com/poll-winners-2019/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: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Man United ran out of ideas against Everton:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/dec/15/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-manchester-united-evertonHow on earth do you motivate Mesut Ozil?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/mesut-ozil-arsenal-next-club-premier-league-perfect-player-managers-given-up-a9245036.htmlA difficult afternoon for Moise Kean:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50802290  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
16/12/1951m 16s

The Blizzard: Cambridge United 5-1 Bristol City, 1990

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re joined by the leader of that mob over at The Guardian: it’s Football Weekly host Max Rushden! He’s here to talk about Cambridge United. Obviously.In fairness, Max brings a cracking game to the table: Cambridge United 5-1 Bristol City from the 1989/90 FA Cup. This was the start of a hugely impressive run of form for the U’s, as they went on to gain promotion and reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup - feats they repeated a year later. They built this success on legendary manager John Beck’s genius philosophy of: 1) every marginal gain is a necessity and 2) pump the ball down the channels. This philosophy took Bristol City to pieces and dragged Cambridge all the way to the verge of the Premier League’s first ever season two years later.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.
14/12/1940m 27s

The Preview Show: Man City head to Arsenal, Wolves and Spurs prepare a ding dong, and Crystal Palace host not-local rivals Brighton

This is Ramble number 5! We’ve got a little bit of Jesus, for City, a little bit of Ljungberg, he’s pretty, a little bit of Keggy, he’s a mess, a little bit a Pearson, he’s intense. That’s enough of that. We take a particularly giddy look over good wins for a Matthew McConaghey-hosting Chelsea and Man City in the Champions League, Jonjo Shelvey’s beef with Pete_69 (Donaldson?), reminisce about playground goalposts, Godzilla and so much more. Listen please.We’ve also been nominated for another award! Vote for us in the Pod Bible Awards here: http://podbiblemag.com/poll-winners-2019/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!*** Gabriel Jesus is in fine form: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/man-city-gabriel-jesus-dinamo-zagreb-champions-league-sergio-aguero-a9243296.htmlIs Nathan Ake about to move?https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11743/11883642/why-nathan-ake-is-linked-with-chelsea-man-city-and-spursMatthew McConaghey’s trip to Stamford Bridge:https://www.chelseafc.com/en/videos/v/2019/12/11/hollywood-actor-matthew-mcconaughey-on-watching-his-first-chelse-hkYjZ3aTE6dSgs4jvRa_JsLIi_S_LY6Y  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13/12/1949m 40s

On The Continent: Champions League competitiveness, disappointment for Inter, and Gennaro Gattuso gets back in the mix

The gang are finally back together for another episode of On The Continent!With the Champions League group stage wrapped up, we assess the competitiveness of a tournament that has no teams from outside the traditional top 5 leagues in its knockout stages. RB Salzburg were one of the underdogs who came closest to qualifying, but couldn’t get the result they needed against Liverpool. We discuss some of their other bright young stars aside from Erling Braut Håland, as Liverpool are reportedly lining up a move for Japanese attacker Takumi Minamino. Elsewhere, after their elimination from the tournament, James gives a thorough assessment of Inter’s performances this season and how far they still have to go under Antonio Conte. Andy brings us a Lyon update after their laboured win over nine-man Nîmes, and Gennaro Gattuso is the new Napoli boss. We repeat: Gennaro Gattuso is the new Napoli boss. It’s tremendous stuff, it really is.Correspondence? Fire away: otc@footballrambledaily.com or 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.
12/12/1955m 24s

Ramble Meets... Oliver Kay on Adrian Doherty

On today’s episode of Ramble Meets… Luke is joined by Oliver Kay, senior football writer for The Athletic and author of ‘Forever Young: The Story of Adrian Doherty, Football’s Lost Genius’. It’s the topic of that book that he joins us to discuss today as we look back on the fascinating, but ultimately tragic, life of teenage football prodigy Adrian Doherty. Oliver vividly tells the story of a 16 year-old with such exceptional talent that he was held in the same esteem as Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes in the Manchester United youth setup in the early 1990s. Remembered as an eccentric character whose interest lay in music, books and poetry, Doherty’s burgeoning career was cut short by a horrific cruciate injury - and his life tragically ended at just 26 after an accident in Den Haag. Oliver and Luke discuss his fascinating story, wondering whether football clubs should have a responsibility to cater for different personality types, and ponder what might have been...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.
11/12/1945m 29s

Jules & Andy: Pearson to Watford, Dean Smith's Villa and Gareth Southgate's Christmas cards

Welcome to today's episode of Jules & Andy on Football Ramble Daily! This week the tremendous twosome cover Nigel Pearson's appointment as Watford manager, something that no-one (including either of them!) saw coming. After that there's chat about the Dean Smith project at Aston Villa and whether, after a huge financial outlay, they're in trouble of going straight back down again this season.There's also troubling news as reports of homophobic chanting in the Premier League surface on the weekend the top flight celebrated LGBT inclusion as part of the Rainbow Laces campaign.There's also plenty of time for your correspondence as well, so stick around for that. Most of it is about Christmas stockings and baubles; make of that what you will...To get in touch, it's @julesbreach, @andybrassell and @footballramble on Twitter, and julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com on email!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
10/12/1942m 59s

The Ramble: United come out on top in Manchester, Big Dunc starts strongly and Vardy's gonna Vard

Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer has brought Man United back! Again. The Red Devils all but handed the title to Liverpool with victory over Man City, unless Jamie Vardy has something to say about that, which he very well might, what with him being Jamie Vardy and all that. Elsewhere, Big Duncan Ferguson got off to a great start as Big Everton beat Chelsea, while the Steve Bruce masterclass continues at Newcastle with Jonjo Shelvey is playing like the player Marcus always knew he was. If that’s all a bit too footbally for you we of course cover more than that, such as chess, errant stags and some very old references. 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: An emotional day for Duncan Ferguson:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/dec/08/duncan-ferguson-timing-tactics-evertonAn emotional day for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, too:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/man-city-vs-manchester-united-ole-gunnar-solskjaer-derby-result-tactics-a9237481.htmlBrendan Rodgers on bettering the Ice Kings:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11712/11881737/leicester-manager-brendan-rodgers-hails-historic-day-after-beating-aston-villa  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
09/12/1957m 36s

The Blizzard: Liverpool 3-3 West Ham United, 2006

We’re heading back to 2006 for the latest episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, to a match our guest described as “perhaps the best FA Cup final there had ever been.” It’s the 2006 final between Liverpool and West Ham, and our guest is the Guardian football writer Jacob Steinberg!The FA Cup had seen some fairly underwhelming finals throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s, but this game in Cardiff gloriously bucked that trend. West Ham, with Alan Pardew in only his second full season in charge, took on the European champions in front of 71,000 at the Millennium Stadium. We discuss the lead up to the game and the respective sides’ impressive seasons, as well as the match itself - that late Steven Gerrard howitzer included.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.
07/12/1944m 44s

The Preview Show: Liverpool put Marco Silva under pressure, Leicester keep up the pace, and Chelsea get back to winning ways

The Amazon era has begun! Liverpool left five goals with neighbours Everton as the streaming behemoth gave us a glimpse into the future. In the same evening, Jose Mourinho made an unhappy return to Old Trafford, Jamie Vardy continued to close in on his own scoring record and Watford kept being rubbish. We still had time to ruminate on a potential summer transfer coup for Leicester City, Kevin Keegan’s fines and Chris Kamara’s beautiful, beautiful body. We recorded this episode on Thursday 5th, before Marco Silva was fired (another Ramble Curse). We'll cover that story in full on Monday!We’ve also been nominated for another award! Vote for us in the Pod Bible Awards here: http://podbiblemag.com/poll-winners-2019/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!*** Virgil van Dijk is full of praise for Liverpool’s squad players: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/dec/05/virgil-van-dijk-liverpool-squad-players-evertonIt wasn’t all plain sailing for Amazon viewers: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/amazon-prime-video-football-live-streams-tv-premier-league-fixtures-not-working-tonight-a9233346.htmlJack Grealish has been getting some treatment: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/11878449/chelsea-2-1-aston-villa-dean-smith-says-jack-grealish-is-at-risk-of-injury-from-persistent-fouls  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
06/12/1942m 23s

On The Continent: Atletico's struggles, Cagliari's stunning win, and some glamour at Hertha

We’re back for some more continental conversation with a new episode of On The Continent! With James whisked away to Italy, Andy and Lars are joined by Mark Langdon, football editor of the Racing Post!After making the obligatory case for Lionel Messi’s defence in light of his sixth Ballon d’Or win, we get stuck into some intriguing La Liga action as Atlético lose to Barcelona - thanks to a goal from the aforementioned Argentine. We discuss the difficulties Diego Simeone faces bedding new players into his specific system and their distinct lack of goals.We also talk about Lille's impressive run of form, including Jonathan Ikone’s winner against Lyon and an impressive performance from forgotten man Renato Sanches. There's also chat about Cagliari’s mental win over Sampdoria and our Games of the Week!Correspondence? Fire away: otc@footballrambledaily.com or 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.
05/12/1955m 37s

Ramble Meets... Declan Rice

We return to West Ham’s training ground for another episode of Ramble Meets… where this time we’re joined by West Ham and England midfielder Declan Rice.When he began to train with the West Ham first team at just seventeen, Declan always had an unrelenting focus and desire to become a professional footballer. In this exclusive interview, the England player talks to Luke about his time in the youth setup and the paramount importance of working hard, regardless of talent. He also discusses his burgeoning West Ham career, why he wasn’t nervous when making his England debut and the chances of him returning to centre back in the future.This episode was made possible by our sponsors, Betway.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.
04/12/1929m 25s

Jules & Andy: Spurs' new start, the same old Watford, and the future of Premier League broadcasting

It’s Tuesday, which means Breach and Brassell are in situ for a brand new episode of Jules & Andy! Join us!Having watched one of Tottenham’s two home games under José Mourinho this week, we discuss their expectations under the new boss and how the fans are feeling about his appointment. Then we take a look at Southampton’s huge win against Watford, as the league’s managerial merry-go-round claimed Quique Sánchez Flores as its fourth victim. We also get to some of your Twitter questions about streamlining Premier League viewing rights and the troubling situation at AFC Wimbledon!Got something you want us to discuss? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
03/12/1944m 10s

The Ramble: Leicester leave it late, business as usual for Arsenal, and Steve Bruce blunts Man City

On reflection this was always going to be a terrible time for Pep Guardiola to enter into the gladiatorial (Sports Direct) arena that is the Brucey Bowl, but to his credit Man City did at least emerge with a point - thanks to Jonjo Shelvey. Leicester left it late to take advantage, but take advantage they did. Is Jamie Vardy planning another party? Let’s assume yes. Elsewhere Arsenal’s first performance under Freddie Ljungberg was less than handsome - an insult to the man’s bone structure - sheep dogs make a surprising appearance, Marcus makes a salty Google search suggestion and at one point we just start listing beasts. Get involved. 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: The Euro 2020 draw has been (mostly) made:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/29/euro-2020-draw-team-by-team-guide-to-the-20-qualified-nationsDavid Martin’s emotional Premier League debut:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11685/11874891/david-martin-west-ham-goalkeeper-struggled-to-eat-ahead-of-premier-league-debutUnai Emery’s sacking had been coming:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsenal-news-unai-emery-sacked-kroenke-manager-latest-a9228001.html  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
02/12/1950m 36s

The Blizzard: France 2-1 Italy, 2000

n today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re joined by Michael Cox - writer for The Athletic and author of both The Mixer and Zonal Marking.We’re taking a look back at the Euro 2000 final between world champions France and an unfancied Italy side. So unfancied, in fact, that Italian newspaper headlines read “Stay at home, Italy” on the eve of the tournament. But, after beating the Netherlands on penalties in the semi-finals, the Italians went up against a hugely talented France side featuring Zinedine Zidane at the peak of his powers. We discuss the buildup to the game, how football tactics were changing around the turn of the millennium and some unflustered coolness from Robert Pires.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.
30/11/1935m 49s

The Preview Show: Frank Lampard’s Chelsea Jr host West Ham, Man City visit the toon, and Jamie Vardy continues to defy all logic

It’s Friday! Football tomorrow! Yes! We look ahead to some of it, as is tradition, casting glances towards Chelsea taking on West Ham, Everton probably getting banged by Jamie “I hate the gym” Vardy and Leicester City, while Pep Guardiola takes his Man City team up to the Brucey Bowl to try and win a battle of managerial wits at Newcastle. David Moyes makes an appearance - it’s that time of year after all - while Keisuke Honda makes an interesting career decision and Watford decide to keep their inexplicable elk badge after 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!***Jamie Vardy on his decision to retire from international duty: https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/jamie-vardy-admits-big-decision-3584182There’s still much to do for Frank Lampard at Chelsea: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/chelsea-valencia-frank-lampard-champions-league-ngolo-kante-jorginho-news-a9221121.htmlDavid Moyes looms large over the Premier League:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11685/11871748/david-moyes-poised-for-everton-or-west-ham-with-marco-silva-and-manuel-pellegrini-in-trouble  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29/11/1942m 26s

On The Continent: More arguing at Napoli, Erling Braut Håland scores again, and Romelu Lukaku impresses

The headteacher's away, which means Brassell Meister and Signore Horncastle are joined by Herre Sivertsen for today’s episode of On The Continent!We break down another frantic week of Champions League action, and begin with Liverpool’s draw with Napoli. James discusses the strained relations between the players and Carlo Ancelotti & whether that situation can improve. Elsewhere in Group E, we get an update from Lars in Erling Braut Håland Corner, as the astonishing young Norwegian scored his 27th goal in 19 games.We also find time to discuss Inter’s in-form strike partnership, a rip-roaring Real Madrid performance and Borussia Dortmund’s continued struggles under Lucien Favre. Plus, Zlatan’s upset some people and there’s a cracking derby to look forward to in our Games of the Week.Correspondence? Fire away: otc@footballrambledaily.com or 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.
28/11/1957m 16s

Ramble Meets... James Saban

We’re off to West Ham's training ground in Rush Green for today's Ramble Meets… episode, as Luke speaks to first team Kit Manager James Saban.James gives Luke a tour of the club’s facilities, including the changing rooms and boot room, all while discussing his 12-year career at West Ham. We talk about the intricate demands of the role that go way beyond preparing the kit for match days, the busy upcoming Christmas period and how his job has changed over his time at the club.This episode was made possible by our sponsors, Betway.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.
27/11/1932m 43s

Jules & Andy: Managers under pressure, the state of the title race, and Spurs and Arsenal's European hopes

On today’s episode of Jules & Andy, we’re taking a look at the distress signals being set off from various sinking ships across the Premier League. Marco Silva might not survive Everton’s intimidating run of fixtures, and we debate whether Quique Sánchez Flores is under pressure at Watford after just nine games. How long will they survive?We then move on to the nine point gap Manchester City will need to make up against Liverpool, and ask whether they are still fighting for this title. Plus, ahead of our respective trips to European football in the capital this week, we ask how far Tottenham and Arsenal can expect to go in their European campaigns.Got something you want us to discuss? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
26/11/1941m 0s

The Ramble: Jose Mourino’s first win, Arsenal’s latest rubbish, and Sheffield United’s rollercoaster

There’s pressure on managers throughout the Premier League this week, with disgruntled glances being shot in the directions of Unai Emery, Manuel Pellegrini and Marco Silva- though Jose Mourinho enjoyed a winning start, even if we shouldn’t make it all about him. It’s not all gloom in the Premier League though, with Liverpool, Man City and Sheffield United continuing to strut their stuff… Stuffs? No, stuff.Elsewhere, Pete is recruiting for what sounds like a worrying project, there’s yet more juice from Rafa Benitez’s time at Newcastle and there are Steves as far as the eye can see. 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: Rafa Benitez explains microwaves to a Mike Ashley stooge:https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/rafa-benitez-reveals-detail-mike-17307918The Copa Libertadores final! On the BBC!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQtuoK2pIqkPatrick Thistle’s sort of lottery win:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50496062  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/11/1947m 6s

The Blizzard: Liverpool 3-0 Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1973

On today's episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we're heading back to one of the finest nights in Liverpool FC's illustrious European history. It's Liverpool vs Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 1973 UEFA Cup final - and we're joined by Independent writer, former Times football editor and Liverpool fan Tony Evans!Back in this era the UEFA Cup was a hugely illustrious tournament, where each winner would have to beat many of Europe's elite on their way to the trophy. Liverpool played Mönchengladbach for just 27 minutes before torrential rain led to the game being called off- so the two teams returned the next night to replay the fixture. Liverpool manager Bill Shankly, who was under pressure heading into the game, noticed Mönchengladbach were vulnerable in the air and implemented the tactics the subsequent night, which led to one of Liverpool's finest European performances.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.
23/11/1939m 44s

The Preview Show: Jose Mourinho joins Spurs, Man City host Chelsea, and it’s the Roy Hodgson derby at Selhurst Park

Well, the football gods have really thrown us a bone here. Jose Mourinho at Spurs! We do our best to figure out what we think about it and there’s only one thing we’re sure about… this, will be a SPICY MEATBALL!There’s more; there are the trifling matters of Man City hosting Chelsea in a potentially goal-heavy match; Gareth Bale utterly mugging off one of the biggest clubs on earth and some very interesting facts about mustard. 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!***Ten challenges facing Jose Mourinho at Spurs:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11675/11865429/jose-mourinho-at-tottenham-what-are-the-10-biggest-challenges-facing-spurs-new-bossWhat next for Mauricio Pochettino?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/mauricio-pochettino-sacked-next-club-jose-mourinho-tottenham-news-latest-a9210266.htmlGareth Bale and his naughty flag:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/nov/20/gareth-bale-and-that-wales-golf-madrid-flag-real-are-not-amused  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
22/11/1946m 37s

On The Continent: Luis Enrique's international return, Mauricio Pochettino's next move and Gareth Bale's recent troubles

Hei og velkommen to another episode of On The Continent! Lars Sivertsen joins Andy and Luke this week to discuss some fallout from the European qualifiers, and look ahead to the return of the European domestic game.We begin with discussing Gareth Bale's latest troubles at Real Madrid, after the flying of the ill-advised 'Wales, Golf, Madrid' flag. Bale has missed six games through injury for his club, yet was hugely impressive in his two recent games for Wales; we evaluate whether Bale deserves any sympathy and what his next move might be. We then mull over Luis Enrique's return to the Spanish national side after stepping down for personal reasons in June, and the RFEF's mismanagement of the situation. There's also time for chat about the fallout from the José Mourinho x Mauricio Pochettino saga and reveal our Games of the Week!Give us a buzz: otc@footballrambledaily.com or 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.
21/11/1953m 37s

Ramble Meets... Gary Lewin

Gary Lewin has been at the forefront of physiotherapy and medical care in football for over 30 years. The former Arsenal, West Ham and England physiotherapist joins Luke Moore to discuss his experiences in the game, from his time under George Graham and Arsene Wenger up to setting up his own private clinic this year.In this exclusive interview, Gary offers some fascinating insight into the demands placed on elite physiotherapists working under immense pressure in top-level sport. He discusses how football can improve its understanding of concussion and mental health problems, describes the feeling of telling a player their career is over due to injury and the problems around young players breaking into the England squad at a young age.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.
20/11/1952m 55s

Jules & Andy: Working from Euro 2020, the Women's football weekend, and our favourite ever matches

Greetings from Football Ramble Daily HQ, where your favourite duo are back with another episode!With England safely qualified for the Euros, and the other home nations still in contention, we look ahead to how the multi-city tournament next summer will affect travelling fans and journalists. We discuss how some of the host cities can maintain an air of excitement across the four weeks, as well as some logistical difficulties we'll face while working at the tournament. We also look back at the huge success of the Women's football weekend, as Jules presented live coverage from the North London derby, which included record attendance numbers and some cracking matches!Got something you want us to discuss? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
19/11/1938m 48s

The Ramble: England seeded, Wales get the job done, and Northern Ireland come close

England finish their Euro 2020 qualification campaign with a 4-0 win while Wales and Ireland can still qualify automatically. It’s happening, people, and there’s nothing you can do to stop it. There’s going to be a festival of football next summer and we and all our giddy aunts are invited. There’s also a probably well overdue return for the corrections and clarifications section, Mick McCarthy’s questionable memory and tales of Pete’s surprising heritage.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: Questions remain over how England best line up:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50455052Kieffer Moore doesn’t mind if Wales win ugly:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12018/11863816/wales-striker-kieffer-moore-more-happy-with-substance-over-styleThe Dutch are back:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/17/virgil-van-dijk-netherlands-where-we-belong  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/11/1950m 27s

The Blizzard: Manchester United 3-2 Juventus, 1997

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re joined by football writer and Guardian contributor John Brewin. Here’s here to discuss a scintillating group stage match in the 1997 Champions League: Manchester United 3-2 Juventus.Even as Serie A’s reign as the world’s greatest league was coming to a close, Juventus were still a totemic footballing powerhouse. Sir Alex Ferguson regularly measured his side against his Italian counterparts, but struggled to break through the glass ceiling that English teams typically faced in European competition. Those who performed well domestically were then beaten by cannier, more impressive sides from across the continent- as the first minute of this game typified. However, what followed Del Piero’s first-minute opener was a fantastic response from United, buoyed on by the Old Trafford faithful, as they began to establish themselves as one of Europe’s elite.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.
16/11/1939m 3s

The Preview Show: England qualify in style, Finland are on the brink, and Wales face a test

England celebrated their 1000th game with an emphatic win in front of the King of Surrey (Marcus) to get us all excited about the prospect of how they might perform at Euro 2020, especially given how many games are at Wembley. Are we being overly optimistic? We’re not even sure ourselves.Elsewhere Wales need to beat Azerbaijan before a sterner test against Hungary, Northern Ireland have the tiny issue of a game against the Netherlands and the football gods have shone upon us to potentially create a Ramble dream team at Hearts. Come and listen. We love 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!***Further reading:How well can England do at Euro 2020?https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50049591Finland are THIS close to qualification! https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/nov/14/finland-history-qualify-euro-2020-first-major-football-finalsGareth Bale is back for Wales, and he’s… a bit injured:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12018/11860153/gareth-bales-commitment-to-wales-leaves-no-excuses-says-ben-davies  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
15/11/1950m 15s

On The Continent: David Villa bids farewell, Mönchengladbach pull ahead, and repeated rotation for Ronaldo

We begin today’s episode of On The Continent by discussing the recent news of David Villa’s retirement. We discuss his storied career and where he sits alongside the great strikers of modern football, before trying to work out the next move of another storied striker from recent times: Zlatan Ibrahimovic.Elsewhere, James talks us through Cristiano Ronaldo being perpetually substituted by Maurizio Sarri, as well as Milan’s current struggles. And there’s even time for chat on the title race in Bundesliga and Hansi Flick! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaa!Drop us a line: otc@footballrambledaily.com or 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.
14/11/1949m 14s

Ramble Meets... Clive Allen

On today’s Ramble Meets… Andy Brassell is joined by former QPR, Tottenham, Manchester City and England striker Clive Allen!With his new autobiography ‘Up Front’ recently released, Clive joins Andy to discuss his 17-year professional career as a prolific forward through the eighties and nineties. The two reminisce about a range of his experiences including the challenging start to his professional career at Arsenal and Crystal Palace, his time playing at Bordeaux and the mental strain professional footballers have to bear.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.
13/11/1946m 2s

Jules & Andy: The Lionesses' stuttering performances, trusting youth at United, and the prominence of diving

ules & Andy are back with some breaking news to kick off this episode, as Neil Warnock leaves Cardiff City with immediate effect. We discuss the hugely impressive job Warnock has done at Cardiff during his tenure, and consider the implications for the Championship as a whole.After that news flash, we get into the Lionesses’ recent stuttering performances and evaluate how successful Phil Neville has been at the helm. We also discuss Manchester United’s impressive recent run of form, as well as the prominence of diving in this post-VAR apocalyptic landscape.Got something you want us to discuss? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
12/11/1938m 31s

The Ramble: Liverpool take the points at Anfield, Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester are better than OK, and Watford finally win

Advantage Liverpool! Jurgen Klopp’s men struck a huge blow over their rivals in the race for the title, who themselves comfortably beat Arsenal at the King Power stadium the day before. Wolves impressed once again, while we’re starting to fear for Norwich after a home defeat to Watford. Where are you, Norwich? Let’s be ‘avin you.Elsewhere Michael O’Neill doubles his employment, we here about a ‘90s player who’s still turning out for a club and bring you a Chicago weather report. 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’ excellent start to life at Leicester:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/nov/10/brendan-rodgers-vision-leicester-city-sight-of-another-miracle-arsenalPeter Crouch says Liverpool fans are keeping a lid on things:https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50370087Frankfurt’s captain - captain - David Abraham gets himself sent off for a daft reason:https://www.bbc.com/sport/av/football/50369699  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/11/1948m 20s

The Blizzard: Liverpool 0-2 Arsenal, 1989

For anyone who thinks the 2012 Aguero goal was the most startling finish to a top flight season, you’ve not looked back at the final day of the 1988/89 First Division. That’s where we are heading on today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard.We’re joined by Amy Lawrence, journalist for The Athletic and author of 89: Arsenal’s Greatest Moment, Told in Our Own Words. She’s the perfect person to talk us through Liverpool 0-2 Arsenal, the title decider that came after every other English professional side had already finished their season. We discuss the game’s connection to the Hillsborough disaster just six weeks before, and the feeling of dread around the Arsenal camp leading up to a clash with their title rivals. Listen on for the story of one of the most dramatic matches in the history of the game in this country.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.
09/11/1938m 56s

The Preview Show: Liverpool face Man City, Arsenal visit Leicester, and Chelsea hope to learn from Crystal Palace

Hello from Canada! We’re away on our travels but don’t think that means we’ve forgotten you. We cast a glance over possibly the most significant thigh rubber of the season when Liverpool and Man City face off, factor Jamie Vardy into our thoughts on Leicester vs Arsenal and look back at Chelsea’s eventful Champions League adventures.Elsewhere; TV tattoos, Chris Kamara’s generosity and suggestions for Watford’s new badge.With big thanks to Toronto Podcast Studio! We have one show left, so you’re up, Chicago! Get your tickets at ramblelive.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!***Further reading:Is Liverpool vs Man City now English football’s biggest game?https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/nov/07/liverpool-manchester-city-england-biggest-game-klopp-guardiolaKyle Walker: Goalkeeper:https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/50327003Watford’s potential new badges:https://www.footyheadlines.com/2019/09/20-final-watford-fc-logo-options.html?m=1  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
08/11/1942m 6s

On The Continent: Midweek Champions League madness, a weekend of derbies, and is Arsene making his move?

We’re back with another episode of On The Continent, and the headmaster is away! Yes, with Luke off with The Ramble chasing the bright lights of Broadway, James and Andy are joined by renowned OTC guest Lars Sivertsen! The three of them are here to break down another cracking round of Champions League football, as well as look ahead to domestic games this weekend.There’s chat about Chelsea and Ajax’s truly absurd draw, Inter and Dortmund desperately trying to prove who’s worse at defending and Rudi Garcia angering his own fans, despite their 3-1 win over Benfica. We also look ahead to this weekend with our Games of the Week, which feature a Der Klassiker Dortmund may well win and a Choc des Olympiques that is anyone’s guess.Plus (and whisper it): Arsene Wenger to Bayern Munich?Drop us a line: otc@footballrambledaily.com or find us on social media by searching 'Football Ramble Daily'.We're on tour, and playing Toronto's Danforth Music Hall tonight! Join us at venues across Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.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.
07/11/1952m 52s

Ramble Meets... Jason Bell & Osi Umenyiora

We’re doing something slightly different on today’s episode of Ramble Meets… as we swap pass backs for a pass rusher, and corner flags for a cornerback. We’re joined by two-time Super Bowl champion Osi Umenyiora and former Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and New York Giants cornerback Jason Bell.After two hugely successful careers, many of you will now know Jason and Osi as NFL broadcasters for the BBC and NFL UK. They join Luke for a discussion about the differences between the Premier League and the NFL featuring discussions around nutrition, player safety and trading - and they find stark comparisons between every NFL team having a decent shot at glory and the majority of Premier League sides languishing beneath the elite.We're on tour, and playing Brooklyn's Murmrr Theatre tonight! Join us at venues across Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!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.
06/11/1937m 0s

Jules & Andy: Horrific scenes at Goodison Park, Jamie Vardy strikes again, and our early top four contenders

With The Ramble off on their American sojourn, we’re here to take a look at all the action from Sunday’s Premier League fixtures! We begin with Everton and Spurs’ dreary draw, where the horrific injury to André Gomes was unfortunately the game’s biggest talking point. We also discuss the two teams’ respective struggles, before heading south to the other game from the day: Crystal Palace vs Leicester. It was another flying weekend for Jamie Vardy, and we discuss this  Indian Summer he’s enjoying at the twilight of his career. We also get to some of your correspondence!We're currently on tour and playing New York's Gramercy Theatre tonight! Join us at venues across Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!Fancy getting in touch? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
05/11/1945m 12s

At The Match: Union 1-0 Hertha, November 2019

At The Match returns for a big one - it's the first-ever top flight meeting between Berlin's two premier clubs, Union and Hertha, as the former mark their debut campaign amongst the elite. In an intense atmosphere between clubs that played in different national leagues until Germany reunification in 1990, Andy speaks to Union social media guru Ross Dunbar about the club's stratospheric rise in the two years that he has been there. Then, after Union's historic win, we catch up with Hertha defender Dedryck Boyata, supporter Marcel on the away fans' experience and finally Union spokesman Christian Arbeit on a long day ultimately becoming a rewarding one.To all our US & Canada-based listeners, we’re on tour and playing Gramercy Theatre in New York tomorrow! Get your tickets at RambleLive.com. 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.
04/11/1955m 32s

The Ramble: Late winners from Liverpool and Man City, a big win for Newcastle, and more beige gruel for Man United fans

The weekend’s football looked like it was going to be full of surprises until it wasn’t, as Man City and Liverpool kept up their intriguing ding dong, followed by some mind games from Pep, while plucky Man United tried their best against Bournemouth but continued to struggle at this level. Andy Carroll got onto the pitch though, and in a Newcastle win! So that was nice. Aside from this Jim unfairly slanders Tyrone Mings, we hear about Rafael van der Vaart’s change of career and for some reason Liz Taylor makes her Ramble debut. To all our US & Canada-based listeners, we’re on tour and playing Gramercy Theatre in New York tomorrow night! Get your tickets at RambleLive.com. 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 on Sadio Mane; “Sometimes he’s diving:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/sadio-mane-liverpool-dive-pep-guardiola-man-city-aston-villa-a9182806.htmlJurgen Klopp plays down talk of Liverpool going a season unbeaten:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11661/11851822/jurgen-klopp-insists-an-unbeaten-liverpool-season-is-impossibleHolstein Kiel substitute gives away a penalty:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/50203398  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
04/11/1943m 48s

The Blizzard: Fulham 4-1 Juventus, 2010

Jonathan has to deal with an exceedingly giddy Marcus on today’s episode of Greatest Games, produced in association with The Blizzard. We’re here to discuss the 2009-10 UEFA Cup- specifically Fulham’s spectacular 4-1 win over Juventus on their route to the final, alongside journalist and author Philippe Auclair.Throughout a season that saw Fulham play over 60 games, managed by the underrated Roy Hodgson, there were some truly memorable midweek nights at Craven Cottage- but this was the pinnacle. An admittedly ageing and unspectacular Juventus side brought a 3-1 lead back from Turin but it proved insufficient, as Fulham secured qualification with a fantastic result. Marcus’ giddy aunt, indeed.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!We're currently on tour and playing Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.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.
02/11/1943m 25s

The Preview Show: A madness at Anfield, Southampton travel to Man City for a whoopin' and Man United go to Bournemouth

A night of absolute chaos at Anfield as Liverpool were victorious over Arsenal on penalties after a pulsating 5-5 draw. Is it time for Jose Mourinho to step in at The Emirates? NO. NO IT IS NOT.Arsenal host Wolves next, so we naturally discuss Nuno Espirito Santo’s attempt to balance such animals and how Halloween might effect the game, while we also look at Southampton’s potential destruction at the hands of Man City, Man United and Norwich making trips to the south coast to visit Bournemouth and Brighton, respectively. Will Daniel Farke be shouting yet? We can but wonder. Elsewhere more on Bruges, yet more Bristolian controversy and all the usual nonsense. We're currently on tour and playing Birmingham Town Hall tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!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:Liverpool may have to move their Carabao Cup clash with Aston Villa: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50240295Southampton donate their wages to charity after their 9-0 drubbing: https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11700/11847303/southampton-squad-donate-wages-to-charity-after-leicester-thrashingA good night for Mesut Ozil:https://theathletic.co.uk/1339391/2019/10/31/ozil-and-the-first-touch-of-redemption/  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01/11/1951m 48s

On The Continent: Thiago Motta returns to Genoa, Dick Advocaat steps in at Feyenoord, and Atléti head to Sevilla

After a midweek packed full of continental football, Luke’s back at Football Ramble Daily HQ to run through it all alongside our continental compatriots James Horncastle and Andy Brassell! Ya!We begin over in Serie A and, as many listeners have been asking about him, discuss Thiago Motta’s recent appointment as the new coach of Genoa. There’s also talk about yesterday’s humdinger between Napoli and Atalanta, and Fiorentina favourite Franc Ribery earning himself a three match ban for pushing a referee. Elsewhere, Andy talks us through the links between Patrick Viera and the Arsenal job, as well as Dick Advocaat being confirmed as Jaap Stam’s replacement as coach of Feyenoord.And if you think we don’t have time for chat about GoldenEye and airports then you, dear listener, are greatly mistaken.Drop us a line: otc@footballrambledaily.com or find us on social media by searching 'Football Ramble Daily'.We're on tour, and playing Leeds Town Hall tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.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.
31/10/1959m 30s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Dane Baptiste

Jim is joined by the star of Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week and 8 Out of 10 Cats, Dane Baptiste, as he steps up as player-manager of his dream five-a-side team. With a particularly impressive balance of quality and outright skullduggery, Dane’s side is revealed among tales of dad-vendettas, the low quality of British football nicknames and training ground recreations of Goodfellas.Warning: features a highly creative use of the substitute rule and some of the finest abs known to mankind.This episode was recorded on 17th September 2019.We're on tour, and playing Norwich's Theatre Royal tomorrow! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!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.
30/10/1941m 53s

Jules & Andy: Fans' expectations of their players, unfair criticism for Granit Xhaka, and Gabriel Jesus' future

Jules has just about recovered from the high of seeing Brighton first on the Match of the Day running order to hotfoot it to the studio for today’s episode! Today, we discuss the relationship between players and fans when things aren’t going to plan. After the booing aimed at Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka on Sunday and some Southampton fans demanding a refund after their humbling loss against Leicester, we explore what fans can rightfully expect from their club.After that we squeeze in some chat on Gabriel Jesus’ role at Manchester City and his place as a more than capable backup for Sergio Aguero, and we get to some of your correspondence too!We're currently on tour! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!Fancy getting in touch? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
29/10/1941m 4s

The Ramble: Liverpool win again, Leicester gub Southampton, and a bad ebening for Arsenal

Another excellent weekend of football, the plucky little game that’s really starting to take hold. Liverpool earned a hard fought three points against Spurs, Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic dazzled and Arsenal vs Crystal Palace once again did justice to the hashtag #arscryThat’s not to forget Friday night’s game, (oh) when the Saints went piling in and Leicester City played like a team possessed (by Luke), setting a Premier League record for an away win as they eviscerated Southampton. Gubba lubba dub dub! As well as that we rank Belgian cities, there are imaginary chat shows, a pizza related injury and an early musical entry for our Christmas lists.We're currently on tour! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!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: Unai Emery’s reaction to Granit Xhaka’s reaction to Arsenal fans’ reaction to his actions:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/oct/27/granit-xhaka-unai-emery-arsenal-footballFrank Lampard on how he’s managing Christian Pulisic:https://theathletic.co.uk/1317605/2019/10/27/1317605/Liverpool show their mettle to turn things around at Anfield:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50203769  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28/10/1951m 19s

The Blizzard: Netherlands 1-2 West Germany, 1974

Today’s episode of Greatest Games features one of the most significant games in the history of European football: the 1974 World Cup final between West Germany and the Netherlands. We’re joined by author and journalist David Winner, the author of ‘Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football’ and former biographer of Dennis Bergkamp, to recount the arrival of Johan Cruyff and Total Football on the world stage.With no real previous World Cup pedigree, the Netherlands arrived at the final in Munich having played some truly astounding football. They topped their group and beat East Germany, Argentina and Brazil on their way to the final whilst conceding only one goal. David joins us to explore the build up to the game and the ‘tragic’ outcome of the match, as we dispel some of the the myths that surround the Dutch perceptions of this game.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!We're currently on tour and playing Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.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.
26/10/1947m 4s

The Preview Show: Big European wins for Liverpool and Spurs, Chelsea visit Turf Moor, and Villa prepare for their Etihad battering

There’s been plenty of good stuff going on at the top of the football pyramid but forget all that (for now) because Big Sol Campbell is back! Southend United have done us all a favour and installed the big man as their manager. More as we get it. We also look ahead to an Anfield thigh-rubber, a hair-based conspiracy, the wolf-like Christian Pulisic and Newcastle’s St James’ Park fortress. There’s also time for Burnley-as-furniture, our own boring dreams and some listener fashion tips. Get involved for goodness sake. We're on tour, and playing the Tyne Theatre & Opera House tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!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:Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back with a bang: https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-vs-genk-alex-oxlade-chamberlain-champions-league-klopp-a9168851.htmlFrank Lampard is proud of his Chelsea babies: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50161741Is the Europa League proving too much for Wolves?https://www.theguardian.com/football/who-scored-blog/2019/oct/24/wolves-struggling-demands-europa-league-premier-league  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25/10/1948m 4s

On The Continent: Midweek Champions League madness, Cagliari's centenary, and Atletico's stuttering start

We’re back with another episode of On The Continent, serving up another slice of Champions League reaction on this fine Thursday! We discuss Kylian Mbappé coming off the bench and casually notching a perfect hat-trick as PSG swept aside Club Brugge, as well as important midweek wins for Inter and Atlético. The latter have had a tough time of late, and Andy breaks down their poor start that’s found them in sixth place and with an injured João Félix.Elsewhere there’s time for discussions on Cagliari’s impressive start to their Serie A campaign as they celebrate their centenary season and the longlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or. Magnifique!Drop us a line: otc@footballrambledaily.com or find us on social media by searching 'Football Ramble Daily'.We're on tour, and playing Leeds Town Hall tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.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.
24/10/1952m 24s

Ramble Meets... Robert Klein

On today’s Ramble Meets… Andy Brassell sits down with Robert Klein, the CEO of Bundesliga International. Robert is responsible for promoting the Bundesliga brand and its football following to a wider audience.With Robert promoting a style of football he believes to be a combination of Premier League physicality and Spanish technicality, Bundesliga International have been setting up local offices in worldwide markets to appeal to brand new audiences. He sits down with Andy in this insightful interview to discuss how the Bundesliga’s commercial style differs from the Premier League, the immense international profiles of Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund and young British players broadening their horizons while playing in Germany.We're on tour and playing Leeds Town Hall tomorrow! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!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.
23/10/1939m 49s

Jules & Andy: Spurs look lost, Haringey Borough abandon a game in protest, and the Champions League group stages return

Andy’s been to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, and that’s where we begin on today’s episode of Jules & Andy. We discuss Tottenham’s ultimately underwhelming result against Watford and ask why Spurs have lost the dynamism that typified their early seasons under Mauricio Pochettino.We then again turn our attention to the fight against racism in football, as players at Haringey Borough walked off in protest during their game against Yeovil. Jules worked on the game for BT Sport and gives some further details on what was one of the hardest days of her professional career. We round off the chat with a look ahead to the Champions League this week, as the group stage fully gets into its stride!We're currently on tour! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!Fancy getting in touch? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
22/10/1937m 55s

The Ramble: Liverpool still unbeaten, Everton pick up, and Villa turn it around

Man United brought an end to Liverpool’s perfect start, all among a sea of digs from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and a Sky Sports studio panel that were set up to put the boot well and truly in. Elsewhere, Jack Grealish shone for Aston Villa and Marco Silva’s Everton seemed to listen to Everton’s Marco Silva for once as they secured a comfortable win over West Ham. If that’s all a bit serious, never fear, we’re still idiots so naturally there’s plenty of discussion of sausage pipes, footballers’ surprising full names and frankly unworkable VAR alternatives. We’re now on tour! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com! 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: A good performance from Marcus Rashford:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-united-vs-liverpool-marcus-rashford-goal-score-premier-league-a9164131.htmlThe Everton squad believe in Marco Silva:https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/everton-squad-believe-marco-silvas-17115010Another sad incident in the FA Cup:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/oct/20/haringey-yeovil-abandoned-racism-allegations-police-investigate  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21/10/191h 3m

The Blizzard: Aberdeen 3-2 Bayern Munich, 1983

On today’s Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re joined by author and Sunday Times’ Chief Football Writer Jonathan Northcroft! He joins us to talk about “the greatest experience he’s ever had watching football”.After winning the Scottish Cup the previous season Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen side swept through the early rounds - conceding only one goal - and then drew the first leg of this quarter-final 0-0 in Munich, which was a success in itself. Ferguson then deployed some fantastic ruses to ensure the German side and travelling press pack underestimated Aberdeen, including a chaotic training session involving wayward passes hitting teammates in the head! But what followed was one of the most glorious ninety minutes of football The Dons’ fans will ever see. Jonathan talks through what it was like watching the game on the terraces as Aberdeen executed Ferguson’s tactics perfectly, and knocked out one of European football’s aristocrats.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!We're currently on tour and playing Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.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.
19/10/1940m 33s

The Preview Show: England reaction, Man United host Liverpool, and Andros Townsend prepares to take on Man City

We discuss the awful scenes in Bulgaria and what comes next - as well as England’s excellent performance on the pitch - Ireland’s disappointing night in Switzerland and the return of the Premier League. Alongside all that Pete thinks he watched North Korea vs South Korea, Marcus submits a thesis and the Gareth Southgate to Man United rumour train leaves the station, as well as some spittings, huggings and muggings.  We’re now on tour, and playing Guildford's G Live tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com! 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:Marina Hyde on a complicated situation in Sofia: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/oct/16/bulgaria-england-black-white-raheem-sterling-sofiaWhat went on in the England dressing room via The Athletic:https://theathletic.co.uk/1293809/2019/10/16/i-just-thought-this-is-it-inside-the-dressing-room-on-the-night-england-stood-up-to-racist-abuse/Excellent news on the punditry front as Liverpool visit Old Trafford:https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-united-liverpool-jose-mourinho-17099045  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
18/10/1945m 34s

On The Continent: Catalunyan protests spiral, Ranieri's Italian revival, and Allegri's potential arrival

The gang are back together for another episode of On The Continent, and we begin with the troubles in Catalunya. We discuss the protests that have caused Barcelona to change their travel plans for their upcoming trip to Eibar, as well the possibility of moving next week’s El Clasico.Elsewhere, we discuss some managerial movements in Serie A— Tuttosport has reported that Max Allegri is being lined up to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjær at Old Trafford. There’s also a welcome return for everyone’s friendly neighbour Claudio Ranieri, as he takes over at Sampdoria. There's also chat on the Golden Boy shortlist, the recent Euro qualifiers and rumours of Thomas Müller leaving Bayern Munich! Nein!Drop us a line: otc@footballrambledaily.com or find us on social media by searching 'Football Ramble Daily'.We're on tour, and playing Sheffield Memorial Hall tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.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.
17/10/1953m 43s

Ramble Meets... Nigel Winterburn

Across a career spanning 22 years and over 700 senior appearances, Nigel Winterburn developed a reputation as a fiercely competitive and reliable operator at the top of the game under varied managers, from Dave Bassett to Arsene Wenger.In this exclusive interview with Football Ramble Daily, the Arsenal and England left back divulges exactly what it takes to be a pro footballer, how different he was on the pitch when compared to everyday life, and why he hardly ever used his right foot.We're on tour and playing Sheffield's Memorial Hall tomorrow! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!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.
16/10/191h 4m

Jules & Andy: Abhorrent racist abuse, England’s united response, and impressive individual performances

On what should have been a night for analysing England’s impressive performance in Bulgaria, racist abuse from the stands is, rightly, the main focus on today’s episode of Jules & Andy. We discuss the dignified response of the England players and staff, the unprecedented actions taken by UEFA and how this abuse can be stamped out at future matches. There’s also time for deserved praise for the likes of Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings, the latter hugely impressive on his international debut, who are sought out for comment by the media spotlight on occasions like this. We do manage to talk about England’s hugely impressive display on the pitch and take stock of where this England team are, eight months out from Euro 2020. We're currently on tour! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!Fancy getting in touch? Email us here: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or we're on twitter: @footballramble @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.
15/10/1935m 47s

The Ramble: England stumble, Wales earn a hard fought point, and Scotland stun San Marino

Oof, England’s visit to Prague wasn’t the stroll in the park many anticipated it being. It was more like a stumble into some stinging nettles because you were looking at your phone and had assumed the whole thing would be straightforward. Things were better over in Wales, as Gareth Bale’s brilliance earned the home side a point, while Andorra won their first ever European Championship qualifier and and John “Bangin’ ‘em in” McGinn kept up his goalscoring form. Aside from the football we also find time to discuss… Fantasia, Royal nicknames and Petr Cech: Goaltender.We're currently on tour! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!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: Gareth Southgate says there’s a lot of work to do… again:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/czech-republic-vs-england-result-gareth-southgate-top-team-euro-2020-qualifying-a9152981.htmlThat starts with a raft of potential changes against Bulgaria:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49955900Petr Cech makes the perfect start to his ice hockey adventure:https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/oct/13/petr-cech-breaks-ice-match-winning-penalty-save  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14/10/1945m 45s

The Blizzard: Boca Juniors 2-1 Real Madrid, 2000

Hola y bienvenido to another episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. We’re off to the 2000 Intercontinental Cup final where Boca Juniors took on Real Madrid, and our tour guide for today is football writer and editor of Brazil Global Football Rupert Fryer!This was a hugely significant game for both sides; the Boca side featured three legends of the game fleetingly crossing paths, as manager Carlos Bianchi led a team featuring Juan Román Riquelme and Martín Palermo. Whilst on the Spanish side of the ledger, Luís Figo recently signalled the beginning of the Galáticos era by moving to Real as the world’s most expensive player. He was backed up by a team that included Guti, Raúl and Steve McManaman and was manager by legendary coach Vicente del Bosque. Listen on for extensive chat about a collection of brilliant footballers showcasing their brilliant skill.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!We're currently on tour! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.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.
12/10/1935m 16s

The Preview Show: Euro 2020 qualifiers, Sergio Ramos and, of course… Coleen Rooney vs Rebekah Vardy

International breaks can sometimes make for a dearth of talking points, but not today! DI Coleen Rooney has been sleuthing and she’s uncovered some suspicious activity on Instagram. In a slightly less charged battle North Korea take on South Korea, while England revisit the scene of many, many appalling stags as they take on the Czech Republic in Prague.We’ve also got snipers, Mick McCarthy and the Royal privilege of five-a-side enthusiast Prince William at Carrow Road. It was never in doubt. We're on tour, and are performing at London's Shepherds Bush tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.com!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:Coleen vs Rebekah:https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/oct/09/coleen-rooney-rebekah-vardy-twitter-wag-warsCould Trent Alexander-Arnold play in midfield?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-fc-latest-news-now-trent-alexander-arnold-steven-gerrard-a9149886.htmlSergio Ramos and his disappearing tattoos:https://en.as.com/en/2019/10/08/football/1570539425_008197.html  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
11/10/1943m 22s

On The Continent: Managerial merry-go-round, Freiburg's great start, and Euro 2020 qualifiers

With Andy Brassell away on various continental crusades, we’ve got Lars Sivertsen on today’s On The Continent, alongside messrs Moore and Horncastle. After beginning with renewed praise for Lars’ goalscoring compatriot Erling Braut Håland, we discuss the fallout from St-Étienne’s last gasp win over Lyon in Le Derby. The fortunes of the two managers could not be more different, as Claude Puel got his dream start as Saint-Étienne coach and Sylvinho subsequently lost his job in the Lyon dugout.Elsewhere, we discuss Freiburg’s hugely impressive start to the Bundesliga season under long-serving coach Christian Streich. We also get a Milan roundup from James, after Stefano Pioli replaces Marco Giampaolo in the Milanese hot seat, and Lars gives us a preview of Norway’s upcoming EURO 2020 qualifiers!Drop us a line: otc@footballrambledaily.com or find us on social media by searching 'Football Ramble Daily'.We're on tour, and playing Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre tonight! Join us at venues across England, Europe, USA and Canada for Football Ramble Live - expect all your old favourites (including Pete Donaldson), brand new games and a load of laughs. Get your tickets now at ramblelive.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.
10/10/1956m 55s