Football Ramble Daily

Football Ramble Daily

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 and inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then the boys have come a very long way; from best-selling book to sold out live shows, The Football Ramble’s irreverent takes on football have clearly resonated with other fans of the sport. Now, The Football Ramble becomes Football Ramble Daily--featuring brand new shows and voices Monday through Saturday. Throughout the week, expect brand new episodes from The Ramble, Jules & Andy, Ramble Meets…, On The Continent, The Preview Show and The Blizzard.

Episodes

On The Continent: Cyber training in Germany and the great Randomir 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!* For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 11 Freund's, 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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
10/10/1956m 55s

Ramble Meets... Emile Heskey

On today’s episode of Ramble Meets… we welcome former Leicester, Liverpool and England legend Emile Heskey! With the recent launch of his new book, Even Heskey Scored, Emile speaks to Luke about his storied 24-year professional career.From breaking through at Leicester City at 17, to winning a hatful of trophies with Liverpool and earning 64 international caps, this candid interview gives a unique insight into a man at the heart of England’s ‘Golden Generation.’ Emile also discusses the importance of team benefitting from his talents rather than chasing individual statistics, the atmosphere around the England squad throughout the 2000s and the burgeoning discussions around mental health in modern football.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.com We're performing at Bournemouth's Pavilion Theatre on Thursday night! 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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
09/10/1949m 45s

Jules & Andy: A superb win for Brighton, Southampton struggle on, and worries for Marco Silva

Of course, there’s only one place we’re starting on this week’s episode of Jules & Andy: Brighton’s cracking win against Spurs. Jules, our delighted Brighton representative, recounts her recent meeting with manager Graham Potter and discusses how much the team have improved under his tenure. There’s even time for a Wimbledon update from Andy, since they won as well! Halcyon days indeed.Elsewhere, we take a look at struggles further down the south coast at Southampton who have gone three league games without a win. There’s some praise for their weekend opponents Chelsea- Willian in particular- and we also try to unpick Marco Silva’s troubles at Everton.Get in touch via our email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us: @FootballRamble @andybrassell @julesbreachWe'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!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
08/10/1948m 3s

The Ramble: Wolves shock Man City, Liverpool win again, and Spurs look lost

A weekend full of surprises as Man City, Spurs and Man United lose after limp displays— but what a day for Steve Bruce and Matty Longstaff! No Brucey belly rub for Man United this time. Could the Longstaffs be the new Ameobis? Bruce in!Elsewhere, Norwich took a phenomenal gubbing as the topics went fully out of the window, Luis Figo has a job at Guildford’s tourist board and we have updates on Gordon Bennett and a surprisingly confident Kevin Keegan. 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: Tough times at Spurs:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/oct/06/mauricio-pochettino-brojken-spurs-tottenham-lowest-ebbTough times at Man United too:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/newcastle-vs-man-united-score-result-goal-david-de-gea-solskjaer-epl-table-a9145366.htmlPretty good times for the Longstaff boys though:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49955208 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
07/10/1949m 45s

The Blizzard: Benfica 5-3 Real Madrid, 1962

Join Marcus Speller and Jonathan Wilson, this time alongside author and commentator David Bolchover, for another episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. Today we’re heading back to 1962 to celebrate one of the most influential figures in 20th century football: Béla Guttmann. His Benfica side beat Real Madrid 5-3 in the 1962 European Cup final, and this extraordinary game was entirely reflective of an extraordinary man.After arriving at Benfica, having won the league the season before with Porto, Guttmann immediately sacked twenty first team players. He then took Benfica to two Primeira Divisāo titles and a triumph in the previous European Cup, before meeting five-time winners Real Madrid in the 1962 final in Amsterdam. A thrilling, chaotic game featuring a Ferenc Puskás hat-trick finished 5-3 to Benfica, with Guttmann cementing himself as one of the finest coaches of any generation.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 Brighton tomorrow night! 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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
05/10/1936m 42s

The Preview Show: A nightmare for Spurs, a stern test for Leicester and a potential thriller at St James’ Park

Marcus’ giddy aunt, Ruddy Nora and Gordon Bennett were all present at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as Bayern Munich continued their sustained efforts to destroy all football in North London with a comprehensive battering of Spurs. Can they put it right against Brighton?Liverpool had a strange Champions League experience themselves, and entertain Leicester and the disrespect-machine that is Jamie Vardy on Saturday. We also look ahead to Norwich hosting Aston Villa and Man United heading up to Newcastle, if only to see if both teams can remember what sport they play. On top of all this gold there’s a peek into our live documents, the return of the Brucey-belly-rub and a half understood assessment of the Robin Williams movie Bicentennial Man. We're on tour, and are performing in Northampton and Brighton this weekend! 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:Strange times at Tottenham Hotspur:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/oct/02/tottenham-bayern-mauricio-pochettino-defeat-self-doubtLiverpool’s rollercoaster of a game with RB Salzburg:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49914096Seriously, the plot of this movie is insane:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicentennial_Man_(film) For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
04/10/1943m 43s

On The Continent: Champions League roundup, Balo's back at Brescia, and Le Derby comes to Saint-Etienne

It’s time for another Champions League recap, as James and Andy are in situ for more continental coverage. We begin with Bayern’s tonking win over Spurs, thanks to four goals from Arsenal legend Serge Gnabry. We also take a look at some of your correspondence regarding Niko Kovač, and whether some of the doubts over his qualities have been alleviated, and we consider Bayern’s prospects for the season.Elsewhere, we discuss Real Madrid’s laboured, and largely undeserved, draw against Club Brugge, as well as revelling in the return of Mario Balotelli and Brescia. We also squeeze in a Ligue 1 roundup and look ahead to Le Derby this Sunday, as Saint-Étienne host Lyon!Drop us a line: otc@footballrambledaily.com or find us on social media by searching 'Football Ramble Daily'We're on tour, and playing Liverpool's Epstein 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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
03/10/1957m 44s

Ramble Meets... Maggie Murphy

On today’s episode of Ramble Meets… Andy Brassell is off to Lewes FC in Sussex to meet their general manager, Maggie Murphy. Lewes FC are one of the most forward-thinking clubs in the country and pay their men and women teams equally, with both sides drawing from the same cumulative revenue and sharing the famous pitch at The Dripping Pan.Andy joins Maggie in one of their pitch side beach huts to discuss scoring a hat-trick at her now-home for Shanklin Ladies when she was thirteen, her record breaking work with Equal Playing Field, her twenty-year footballing career and the potential legacy from the recent women’s World Cup. It’s a fascinating listen, as Maggie remains at the forefront of the advancement of gender equality within football and wider society.Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.com We're performing at Liverpool's Epstein Theatre on Thursday night! 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!***  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
02/10/1943m 54s

Jules & Andy: Arsenal stutter on, Man United slip to eleventh, and more troubles on Tyneside

It's time for a brand new episode of Jules & Andy, hot off the press after Monday Night Football! We delve into that slightly underwhelming affair between Man United and Arsenal, before discussing the sides' capacity for any sort of success this season. We then head north to Tyneside to try and understand what's been going wrong at Newcastle. With Rafa Benitez out and Steve Bruce cautiously drinking from the poisoned chalice, we ask what can be done to restore some hope to a proud footballing city. We also get to some of your correspondence, which includes chat on VAR and Australian pizza shops!Get in touch via our email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us: @FootballRamble @andybrassell @julesbreachWe'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!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
01/10/1943m 23s

The Ramble: Liverpool edge past Sheffield United, Villa struggle, and Watford are officially terrible

Sheffield United came so close to earning a point against Liverpool only for young Dean Henderson to make a costly mistake. Chris Wilder’s response was less arm-around-the-shoulder and more foot-square-in-the-nuts. IT’S THE ONLY WAY HE’LL LEARN.Elsewhere in the Football Universe, Wolves got a much needed win, the magnetic Slaven Bilic marches on with West Brom, we hear of ill-disciplined ball boys, Mario Balotelli makes a welcome return and Mike Dean steals the show in another sport all together. Search ‘Football Ramble Daily’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballrambledaily.com We're 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!*** Further reading: Quique Sanchez Flores admits Watford are “insecure”:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/watford-news-results-score-goals-quique-sanchez-flores-epl-table-a9125271.htmlMario Balotelli… it’s just good to hear his name:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/30/mario-balotelli-melts-hearts-scoring-return-naples-bresciaKeisuke Honda fancies coming to the rescue at Man United:https://www.90min.com/posts/6465610-free-agent-keisuke-honda-offers-himself-to-manchester-united-amid-injury-crisis For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
30/09/1946m 6s

The Blizzard: Rangers 2-2 Celtic, 1987

There are some football derbies that transcend the ninety minutes on the pitch and the few annual fixtures, and instead become knitted into the fabric of the societies they inhabit. The Old Firm Derby is one of the definitive derbies in world football and we’re heading to the 1987 tie between Rangers and Celtic for today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard.We’re joined by Guardian sports writer Scott Murray to discuss a truly incendiary affair - Graeme Souness’ Rangers had suffered a turgid start to the league campaign and hadn’t won the title for nine seasons, while Billy McNeil’s Celtic were flying. The two sides met in front of 44,000 people at Ibrox for one of the craziest matches you’ll ever see. Four goals, red cards, fights and a retrospective police enquiry— this game had it all...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 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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28/09/1935m 44s

The Preview Show: Giant killings in the Carabao Cup, the return of the Premier League, and more horse bothering

A man’s punched a horse again and there’s really nowhere else to start. This time it was a Portsmouth fan. We don’t know why supporters of our teams keep doing this and we assure you we’re not involved.Away from that there was an actual Carabao Cup game as Southampton won THE South Coast derby, while Spurs went out to Lolchester on penalties and Old Man Milner helped Liverpool past MK Dons. We also hear of a potential fix for VAR’s offside problem, another ding dong between Mo Salah and the Egyptian FA, and a potential pay day for Mino. We're 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:The horse punching in detail:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/25/man-arrested-punch-horse-portsmouth-southampton-policeJurgen Klopp’s youngsters did a lot to impress in the Carabao Cup:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/fa-league-cups/mk-dons-vs-liverpool-results-goals-jurgen-klopp-james-milner-harvey-elliott-carabao-cup-a9120901.htmlManuel Pellegrini blames himself for West Ham getting gubbed:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49736856 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
27/09/1948m 20s

On The Continent: Neymar's quest for forgiveness, Famalicão's fantastic start, and this weekend's Madrid derby

Andy’s flown back in from Milan this morning, just in time for a brand new episode of On The Continent! We begin with a look at two sides struggling at opposite ends of Ligue 1, as PSG lost their second of the season against perennially-underrated Reims and Monaco won their first league game in seven attempts.We then discuss the remarkable underdog story in Liga Nos, as Famalicão are top of the table after six matches— where can they realistically expect to finish this season? There’s also praise for Chris Smalling’s impressive Roma debut, questions about whether Romelu Lukaku suits Antonio Conte’s requirements and a preview of this weekend’s Madrid derby!Our live tour starts 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: 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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
26/09/1954m 33s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Scroobius Pip

Do your stretches, because this time on Fantasy Five-a-Side Jim is joined by actor, Podbible magazine big wig and all round legend in the podcast game, Scroobius Pip. With a mixture of brawn, grace and some more brawn, Pip’s team will be a match for any who dare cross them. Listen now for tales of Millwall, metalhead footballers, impossible goals, one of the most emotional returns you’ll ever hear of, and Jim being snubbed by the Essex press YET AGAIN. Our live tour starts 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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
24/09/1947m 45s

Jules & Andy: Questions for Crystal Palace, joy for Leicester, and problems at Stockley Park

On today’s episode of Jules & Andy we begin with a look at Crystal Palace and their place among the pack of varying mediocrity in the Premier League. Does this represent a wider problem? What can owners, players and fans of these clubs realistically strive for in these modern times of financial and commercial inequality?We then take stock of Leicester hugely impressive start to the season and assess where Brendan Rodgers’ side may be able to reach. There’s also time for an inevitable (but entirely necessary) chat about VAR, where both Jules and Andy have some ideas as to how the implementation of this technology can be improved!Get in touch via our email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us: @FootballRamble @andybrassell @julesbreachFootball Ramble Live starts on Thursday! 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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
24/09/1933m 0s

The Ramble: Man City smash Watford, VAR perplexes Spurs and Man United lumber on

New manager bounce, you say? Oh no, Watford, there will be none of that. Man City got back to their ruthless best this weekend, while Liverpool saw off the plucky underdogs of Chelsea and Spurs lost at Leicester because Son Heung-min sloppily strayed a few atoms offside. Down in London, Man United continue to suffer the fate of whatever Faustian bargain they must have made, while Arsenal won a fraught and at times ridiculous game with Aston Villa, because Arsenal gonna Arsenal. And there’s more! Free kebabs! The surprising size of Madagascar! Lonely Ramble Live Club! Get involved please. Our live tour starts very soon! 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: Mauricio Pochettino has “no complaints” about the VAR decision:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49782652What was really said between Phil Jones and Ed Woodward?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/ed-woodward-phil-jones-video-manchester-united-west-ham-solskjaer-a9116221.htmlThe pressure is beginning to mount on Marco Silva:https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/marco-silvas-biggest-concern-see-16961730 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
23/09/1956m 49s

The Blizzard: Maccabi vs Hapoel, 1928

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re joined by Nicholas Blincoe, the author of ‘More Noble Than War: A Football History of Israel and Palestine.’ We’re heading to that part of the world for today’s match as we take a look at the 1928 Tel Aviv Derby, where Maccabi took on Hapoel for the first time.In these clubs’ formative years, football was an entirely different proposition in Israel-Palestine. Initially seen as too individualistic a sport, it was gradually introduced by the British military and helped by mass immigration of younger people from Austro-Hungarian cities after the First World War. Jonathan, Marcus and Nicholas discuss the background around the two sides, each formed of an entirely different demographic, as well as the 3-0 Maccabi win and its historical significance.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!Our live tour starts very soon! 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 at blizzard@footballrambledaily.com or find us social media— just search '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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
21/09/1933m 32s

The Preview Show: A South Coast derby, Liverpool travel to Chelsea, and Spurs visit Leicester

And so to the South Coast for one of the biggest games of the season (apparently) as Southampton host Bournemouth, while Chelsea host Liverpool, desperately hoping they won’t win a penalty as they simply have no way of knowing what will happen if they do. The true main event is of course Sean Dyche vs Daniel Farke. Will it be Burnley or Norwich who take home the points? Who cares? This one is all about the eclectic sounds of the post match interviews. Alongside all this there’s a cheese-based blast from the past, an injustice for Jeff Hendrick and further ear worms. Brie you later. Our live tour starts very soon! 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:Mauricio Pochettino isn’t happy with his players:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/18/we-didnt-respect-the-plan-pochettino-disappointed-with-tottenham-drawFelix Magath’s cheese based methods:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/29319599Ross Barkley on what Jorginho and Willian said to him before his penalty miss:https://metro.co.uk/2019/09/18/chelsea-ross-barkley-penalty-miss-jorginho-willian-10765440/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
20/09/1948m 11s

On The Continent: PSG put a marker down, Napoli beat the holders, and Erling Braut Håland bags another hat-trick

The first round of Champions League fixtures is done and dusted, and we’re here to break it all down! We begin with Real Madrid’s loss to a surprisingly industrious PSG, as Ángel Di María put his former employers to the sword— is Zinedine Zidane’s job already at risk?We then round up the fortunes of the Italian sides with James, as Napoli earned a hard-fought victory over Liverpool and Inter drew with Slavia Prague. There’s also some deserved praise for goalscoring machine Erling Braut Håland after his amazing hat-trick for Salzburg.Our live tour starts very soon! 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!To get in touch, it's otc@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
19/09/1951m 43s

Ramble Meets... Jonathan Greening

On today’s episode of Ramble Meets… we speak to former Manchester United, Fulham and West Brom midfielder Jonathan Greening. In this revealing interview Jonathan talks about his early career at Manchester United in that treble-winning side, following Steve McClaren to Middlesborough and his appreciation for the old-school environment that shaped his formative years.Our live tour starts very soon! 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.Jonathan is part of Play with a Legend, a company that allows you to take to the field with your footballing heroes as part of a corporate event, birthday or stag do. Visit playwithalegend.com to organise your unique event with an ex-pro of your choice at venues around the country!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
18/09/191h 8m

Jules & Andy: Norwich impress again, Pochettino turns the corner, and Champions League nights

It’s your favourite Football Ramble Daily duo, here to get stuck into some football! We start with Norwich’s incredible win over Manchester City, and discuss the wider connotations that may have in this season’s title race. Are Liverpool now the favourites?Expanding this, we also discuss Tottenham’s start to the season after Mauricio Pochettino’s meeting with his players seems to have set them on the right track. And as the Champions League returns we try to make out some of the tournament’s front runners, while Jules and Andy both discuss what their respective Champions League working nights looks like!Get in touch via our email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us: @FootballRamble @andybrassell @julesbreach***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
17/09/1947m 12s

The Ramble: Jubilation for Norwich, Chelsea’s youngsters impress, and Arsenal revert to type

In Daniel Farke’s voice:“A pleasing weekend of football in which many of the topics were covered, such as Norwich City’s win over Manchester City which was perhaps not expected, Liverpool asserting their sporting superiority over the struggling Newcastle United and Arsenal showing much quality in the first half of their game with Watford and then perhaps letting themselves down in the second.There is also much discussion of the parting of the Red Sea, which is slightly off of the topics, there is some controversy regarding the designated email section of the podcast and some perhaps unnecessary discussion of dog boobs.”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: Norwich’s win over Man City is typical of Daniel Farke’s style:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49703750Pierre Emerick Aubamayang is as bemused by Arsenal’s defence as anyone else is:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/pierre-emerick-aubameyang-arsenal-watford-emery-david-luiz-sokratis-a9106831.htmlChelsea still have work to do at the back despite a scintillating attacking display:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/15/tammy-abraham-chelsea-wolves-mason-mount-fikayo-tomori For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
16/09/1951m 25s

The Blizzard: Peru 4-2 Austria, 1936

Today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, sees us travel back to the 1936 German Olympics. Journalist and sports writer David Owen joins us to discuss the chaotic quarter-final between Peru and Austria.The game was played against a backdrop of Nazi rule and propaganda in front of a fairly empty Stadion am Gesundbrunnen. These were two sides with contrasting fortunes throughout the 1930’s; Peru were beginning an impressive run of form that culminated in a victory at the 1939 Copa América, while Austria had begun a stark decline. Despite the sides’ lowly reputation, the match and extended aftermath were utterly bizarre. Join us as David, Jonathan and Marcus discuss a tumultuous affair involving a pitch invasion, three disallowed goals and a rescheduled game.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!Fancy getting in touch? Email us at blizzard@footballrambledaily.com or find us social media— just search '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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
14/09/1940m 33s

The Preview Show: Euro 2020 qualifiers, Premier League action, and the return of the bees

We’re back with an action packed show looking back at England’s dizzy 5-3 win over Kosovo at St Wembley’s, stark contrast between defeats for Scotland and Northern Ireland and that big old beast known as the Premier League. Can Leicester cause an upset at Old Trafford? Is that still an upset? Are Norwich toast against Man City? Where’s Delia?!Aside from all that Fort William FINALLY get a win, Richard Keys lets his admin slide and we reminisce about some of our favourite moments from our live shows. Join us as we make some new ones by buying your tickets from RambleLive.com. Pika pika!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:That Raheem Sterling’s a bit good, isn’t he?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/raheem-sterling-england-man-city-jadon-sancho-gareth-southgate-a9100186.htmlTime is ticking for Ross Barkley:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/sep/11/ross-barkley-flatters-deceive-england-kosovo-gareth-southgateBig Vinny Kompany had a full blooded testimonial:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49669371 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
13/09/1949m 24s

On The Continent: The international break, furious Fiorentina fans, and Lionel Messi's loose lips

Ciao amici miei! We’re back with another episode of On The Continent, and Lionel Messi’s loose lips are the talk of today’s town. We discuss his recent Sport interview where he noted he may well move on to pastures new should Barcelona not win more trophies, as well as assessing his club’s start to the season.Elsewhere we take a look at the recent international break as Portugal tonked Lithuania, Antoine Griezmann missed another penalty in France’s win and Italy saw off Finland. Andy also looks ahead to RB Leipzig vs Bayern this weekend, and James discusses Fiorentina fans’ dislike of Juventus ahead of their game on Saturday.To get in touch, it's otc@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.Football Ramble Live is coming to a town near you! Head to ramblelive.com to get your tickets for an evening of laughs, exclusive content and an unfiltered Pete Donaldson.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
12/09/1953m 33s

Ramble Meets... David Preece

We’re off to Östersund, Sweden for our latest episode of Ramble Meets… There, Andy Brassell talks to goalkeeping coach and football journalist, David Preece.In this revealing interview, David describes how his playing career took him across England, Denmark and Iceland. He also touches on his more recent coaching stints at Lincoln City and now Östersunds FK. He discusses his childhood growing up in the North East, how playing abroad changed his outlook on life and why the analysis of goalkeeping is only just developing in the modern era of tactical fascination.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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
11/09/1941m 48s

Jules & Andy: International football, Women's Super League, and managerial musical chairs

It's Tuesday, and that means everyone's favourite pair are back discussing the big football issues of the day. First up, Jules and Andy chat about the big kick off in the Women's Super League as over 30,000 fans attended the Manchester derby at the Etihad. Next, there's the big club v country debate after the international break. Finally, the guys pore over the managerial changes that have taken place at Watford, Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday before taking on some of your emails. To get in touch with the show, it's julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
10/09/1939m 12s

The Ramble: England and Wales crack on, Scotland slack on, and Watford sack on

Eeeeasy etc. England’s organised lions despatched Bulgaria at Wembley, Wales got the win they needed and Scotland unfortunately didn’t, but we’re still all another game closer to Euro 2020 and that can only be good.Elsewhere Watford are up to their old tricks (sacking managers), Louis Van Gaal and Tony Adams have teamed up for a weird reason, there are palm trees in Bournemouth, and we discover Petekemon.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.comCome and see us on tour at a theatre near you! We are taking the show on the road throughout September and October, for an unmissable night head to http://ramblelive.com for tickets***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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 on Marcus Rashford:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/08/gareth-southgate-marcus-rashford-Steve Clarke says Scotland have no issues with nerves:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49628335Louis Van Gaal and Tony Adams on an adventure:https://www.theeastafrican.co.ke/magazine/Stars-at-gorilla-naming-ceremony-in-Rwanda/434746-5261602-76157e/index.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
09/09/1951m 9s

The Blizzard: Ajax 2-0 Panathinaikos, 1971

For today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re joined by another member of the Football Ramble Daily parish: Andy Brassell! He’s here to discuss the 1971 European Cup final, where Rinus Michels’ imperious Ajax side took on Ferenc Puskás’ Panathinaikos.Ferenc Puskás’ return to Wembley - eighteen years after his miraculous display in Hungary’s 6-3 hiding of England - was most significant achievement in his coaching career. He led an unfancied but hugely talented Panathinaikos side past Everton and Red Star Belgrade in the latter stages of the competition to the final, against one of the most significant teams in football history. Captained by Velibor Vasović and featuring a Johan Cruyff at the peak of his powers, this era-defining Ajax side went on to enjoy huge success with their Total Football philosophy, and this final may well have been the sliding doors moment at the beginning of it all.We discuss the match itself, the political landscape surrounding Panathinaikos at the time and this pivotal moment in Dutch football history, which Jonathan sums up via a splendid gardening metaphor!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!Fancy getting in touch? Email us at blizzard@footballrambledaily.com or find us social media— just search '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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
07/09/1935m 38s

The Preview Show: Big games ahead for England, Wales and Scotland

It’s the first international break of the season and we have a look at the most important contest of the week, which is of course Michael Owen vs Alan Shearer. Where the hell did that come from? Let’s see how this fascinating story develops. As well as minor things such as the Euro 2020 qualifiers we learn how to keep tabs on various Peters, flying footwear and the spotting of a Ramble favourite in the wild…Meanwhile, Luke inexplicably forgets about the very existence of Alan Hutton.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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:Owen vs Shearer rumbles on:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11678/11802342/alan-shearer-blames-michael-owen-for-newcastles-2009-relegation-says-michael-bridgesTyrone Mings on his England call up:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/04/tyrone-mings-england-st-marys-southampton-bulgaria-kosovoAlan Hutton continues to exist:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49587918 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
06/09/1946m 0s

On The Continent: Inter Ultras disgrace themselves, Icardi gets his move, and Union Berlin pick up their first win

Welcome back to On The Continent here on Football Ramble Daily. This time around Luke, James and Andy take the time to round up the biggest moves in Europe after the transfer window closed on Monday, including Mauro Icardi's loan to PSG and Falcao's incredible reception upon his arrival in Istanbul.Across in Italy, James gives us the latest on Inter Ultras' ridiculous statement regarding the racist abuse of Romelu Lukaku, while in Germany we celebrate Union Berlin's first ever top flight win.To get in touch, it's otc@footballrambledaily.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
05/09/1950m 53s

Ramble Meets... Perry Groves

As well as enjoying a 12-year professional career consisting of over 400 appearances, Groves was a big part of the team that won two league titles for Arsenal under George Graham and was a fan favourite at Highbury, thanks to his exciting wing play and endearing nature. In this exclusive interview, Perry discusses his journey to fulfilling his dream of playing for Arsenal, the two achilles tendon injuries that forced him to retire at just 28 and his more recent career in the media.Perry’s company, Play with a Legend, allows you to take to the field with your footballing heroes as part of a corporate event, birthday or stag do. Visit playwithalegend.com to organise your unique event with an ex-pro of your choice at venues around the country!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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
04/09/191h 1m

Jules & Andy: Manchester United’s struggles, a case for David Luiz’s defence, and promising signs at Everton

What’s going wrong at Manchester United? That’s our first question on today’s episode of Jules & Andy, as we cast a reflective eye over Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s time in charge. Despite some promising young signings in the summer, they still seem to be lacking in key areas further up the pitch. Can they turn it around? Or is Solskjær’s time running out?Later on, Andy makes a case for the defence in the recent public trial of Arsenal signing David Luiz. Then, we discuss whether Everton’s impressive roster of individuals can become a cohesive and consistent unit, and step up to the mantle when challenging for the Top 6.Get in touch via our email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us: @FootballRamble @andybrassell @julesbreach***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
03/09/1936m 56s

The Ramble: Spoils even in North London, nervous Chelsea, and a cracker at Goodison

An exhilarating North London Derby at the Emirates headlined a great weekend of football and we take a fond look back over starring roles from Granit Xhaka and Harry Kane, the pros and cons of Chelsea’s wobbly start to the season and Everton and Wolves playing out a humdinger of a ding dong.Segueing neatly on we also look at Swansea’s rout(ledge) of Leeds, a Sebastien Coates disaster-class and Eric Cantona’s latest role. This is the synopsis of the podcast. We love football.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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 the North London Derby show that the top six isn’t as impenetrable as it may look?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsenal-tottenham-result-premier-league-big-six-epl-north-london-derby-lack-of-identity-transfer-a9088106.htmlDid Sadio Mane have a case with his strop at Mo Salah?https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49538837“Humans will become eternal”, says Cantona”:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/aug/30/eric-cantona-eternal-war-crime-king-lear For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
02/09/1950m 10s

The Blizzard: Brazil 0-1 France, 2006

For our latest episode of Greatest Games, we’re joined by football writer and broadcaster Tom Williams as we take a deeper look at the 2006 World Cup quarter-final between Brazil and France. This match, despite being awash with some of the greatest players in history, was completely dominated by the balletic and utterly irresistible Zinedine Zidane.After two poor seasons with Real Madrid, many—Zidane included—felt his star was on the wane. So pervasive was this sentiment, that he announced his retirement ahead of this tournament. What followed however, against Spain in the Round of 16 and against Brazil, was a final glimpse of Zidane at his best in all his former glory. This Joga Bonito-inspired Brazil side, featuring some of the nation’s greatest attacking talent ever, could do nothing in response. Zidane left his mark on this game in broad, beautiful strokes and cemented himself as one of the greatest midfielders football has ever seen.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!Fancy getting in touch? Email us at blizzard@footballrambledaily.com or find us social media— just search '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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31/08/1938m 3s

The Preview Show: The North London Derby looms, Sean Dyche’s other passion, and sad news for Bury

There can be nowhere to start other than with the terrible news that Bury have been expelled from the EFL. Our commiserations to any Bury fans. Let’s hope that this never happens again.Away from that awful situation we do have a cracking weekend ahead, with an early North London Derby, Liverpool bringing their attacking verve to Burnley and Man United heading down to Southampton. Elsewhere we have an Andros Townsend re-up, another theory about Sean Dyche’s unique timber and something about Pink Floyd. 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:David Conn on the Bury situation:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/aug/29/lessons-to-be-learned-from-bury-expulsion-eflYou alright, Spurs?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/tottenham-troubles-mauricio-pochettino-transfer-window-eriksen-vs-arsenal-derby-a9082976.htmlSean Dyche having a lovely time at Reading Festival:https://www.burnleyexpress.net/sport/football/burnley-boss-sean-dyche-laughs-off-reading-festival-mosh-pit-tales-1-9959681 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
30/08/1949m 33s

On The Continent: Horrific scenes in Nice, new hope at Inter, and Benfica slip up

Ciao and willkommen to another lovely episode of On The Continent! We’re here to provide our usual service of scratching your various European football itches.We begin with the sorry scenes in Nice, as homophobic banners and chanting halted their match with Marseille. We discuss the wider connotations involving the governing authorities’ attempts to curtail these various examples of abhorrent behaviour. Then, James discusses the differing fortunes of two Italian footballing giants as Romelu Lukaku and Inter look promising under Antonio Conte, and Roma move out from under Monchi’s disappointing shadow. Plus, we squeeze in some chat on Benfica’s surprising loss to Porto!Give us a bell: otc@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
29/08/1949m 13s

Ramble Meets... Michael Calvin

With his books Living on the Volcano, The Nowhere Men, No Hunger in Paradise and State of Play, Michael Calvin has established himself as the go-to chronicler of just about every aspect of the modern game. A multi-award winning journalist and writer, he has spent over 40 years covering the world's most popular sport at all levels.Here, in this exclusive interview, Mike tells Football Ramble Daily all about his career, the characters he's met along the way and, from his almost unique position, where he thinks football is heading.This episode was recored 29th July 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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28/08/191h 1m

Jules & Andy: Combatting social media abuse, Wolves’ amazing year, and impressive young Brits

We start today’s episode of Jules & Andy with a look at some of the abhorrent racist abuse on social media that has been gaining publicity over the weekend. We discuss the possible ways to combat and reduce such abuse, and Jules discusses her own experience as a woman working in the game.Elsewhere, we take a look at an impressive year for Wolves, as they stand on the brink of qualification for the Europa League group stage. With some of the league’s brightest talents playing at Molineux we try to gauge what success might look like for Wolves, as well as the joys of adventure that their fans are tantalisingly close to. There’s also time for a look at some of the young British stars who have hugely impressed in the opening weeks, from James Maddison’s bid for an England place to Jadon Sancho’s scintillating form in the Bundesliga.Get in touch via our email email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us: @FootballRamble @andybrassell @julesbreach***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
27/08/1939m 37s

The Ramble: Roy’s boys shock Man United, Arsenal fall short at Anfield, and Steve Bruce HITS BACK

A bad result for the now notoriously “not that good” Man United gets us underway as we look back at the weekend’s action, giving Marcus many opportunities to pronounce “Solskjaer” in that way that he does. There’s way more than that though. We’ve got your Biblical Chelsea. We’ve got your Steve Bruce watching the cricket. We’ve got your Antoine Griezmann lobbing glitter about. We’ve got your Dean Gaffney and your Beppe Di Marco getting kicked out at Norwich. We’ve got your Fulham encroaching on the Thames. Get involved please. Get in touch via email at: show@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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:Alan Shearer on Steve Bruce’s weekend:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49468694Possession may be one of Man United’s surprising weaknesses:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/man-utd-news-crystal-palace-now-latest-ole-gunnar-solskjaer-rashford-pogba-a9078806.htmlMauricio Pochettino feels like Spurs have some issues:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/aug/25/tottenham-lacking-unity-desire-mauricio-pochettino For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
26/08/1947m 58s

The Blizzard: Blackpool 4-3 Bolton, 1953

For our latest episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re looking back at that thrilling 1953 FA Cup final contested by Blackpool and Bolton: ‘The Stanley Matthews Final’. Joining us is Seb Stafford-Bloor, a writer for Football365 and Four Four Two magazine, as well as a content editor of Tifo Football.This final was a hugely significant moment in British football history. As it was the first final to be broadcast live on the BBC, the match was watched by a huge, unprecedented audience from all over the country. It also took place around the time that football was just beginning to be considered as the true ‘game of the people’ and still remains the only final where a hat-trick was scored. Seb, Jonathan and Marcus sit down and recount the rudimentary tactics and goalkeeping errors that led this match to be one of the most thrilling cup finals ever played.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!Fancy getting in touch? Email us at blizzard@footballrambledaily.com or find us social media— just search '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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
24/08/1935m 25s

The Preview Show: Arsenal head to Anfield, James Maddison looks sharp and Ian Holloway's got confused

We’re here to ease you into another lovely weekend of football with The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!After finding out it’ll take seven insipid years to get used to VAR, as well as Ian Holloway’s confused take on international diplomacy, we turn our attention to the weekend’s fixtures. Arsenal take on Liverpool in what should be another thigh-rubber as Dani Ceballos and his merry men will be hoping to get one over Klopp’s Clan. We also discuss West Ham’s trip to Watford—which will no doubt result in a very intriguing match, what with West Ham’s poor start and Watford’s terrible one.We also squeeze in some chat on Sheffield vs Leicester and try to improve on our dismal record in Betway’s 4 To Score feature.Get in touch via email at: show@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
23/08/1945m 1s

On The Continent: Maurizio Sarri's transfer troubles, Lyon start strong, and Franck flies to Florence

James Horncastle’s back in one of our continental hot seats and he’s packed some Serie A chat in his hand luggage! We start by talking about Juventus, as Sarri begins his reign in Turin. With the transfer window closing soon, their squad still looks a bit bloated— James discusses how they might be able to offload some of their fringe players as Sarri looks to streamline the team. We also discuss Franck Ribéry’s lovely move to Fiorentina and how they might get on under new coach Vincenzo Montella.We then head to France as Andy’s faves Lyon have got off to a great start (against admittedly poor opposition). Plus, there’s talk on Zinedine Zidane’s difficult task at the helm of Real Madrid and Thierry Henry sticking his cultured boot in.Get your correspondence to us: otc@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
22/08/1950m 37s

Ramble Meets... Alan Curbishley

Alan Curbishley has managed over 700 games at Premier League and Championship level, making him still, after eight years out of the game, one of the top ten most experienced managers in top flight football.Here in this exclusive and revealing interview with Football Ramble Daily, he talks us through his career from the highs of achieving promotion to the Premier League in dramatic fashion with Charlton Athletic to the lows of his contentious exit from West Ham while still at the peak of his powers, as well as how close he came to the England job in 2006, and why Thierry Henry still brings him out in a nervous sweat.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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
21/08/1953m 42s

Jules & Andy: Questions around Chelsea, Championship stars in the Premier League, and Sol Campbell's exit

We’re back to take a deep dive into the biggest stories from another hectic weekend of football. We begin with a thorough look at Frank Lampard’s Chelsea after a promising but inconsistent draw with Leicester— will we see a return to the unease that plagued much of last season?Then we take a look at some of the players who have come up from the Championship as they look to adapt to the demands of the Premier League. Teemu Pukki has taken the bull by the horns after his hat-trick against Newcastle, while Southampton’s new star Che Adams hasn’t enjoyed as successful a start. We also look at Sol Campbell’s recent exit from Macclesfield after he excelled last season despite the constraints of ‘the worst job in the football league.’Tell us your thoughts! Send us an email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us: @FootballRamble @andybrassell @julesbreach***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
20/08/1939m 50s

The Ramble: Yet more VAR, Pukki the poacher, and a sexy Pards

Time for a new episode of The Ramble, fresh out of the oven! We begin with the inevitable chat about VAR in City’s game against Spurs, but also take the time to acknowledge Kevin De Bruyne and Érik Lamela looking back to their imperious best as well as Pep's wild gesticulating.Elsewhere, we try and unravel that dismal Newcastle performance at Norwich as Teemu Pukki grabbed a glorious hat-trick. And Marcus tells us about his trip to the Emirates with Camerman Sam to watch Dani Ceballos and David Luiz have a lovely old time.Oh, and with no apology, we get a glimpse into the mind of a horny Alan Pardew. It's just the service we aim to provide.Get in touch via email at: show@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
19/08/1947m 50s

The Blizzard: Brazil 1-2 Norway, 1998

For the latest episode of Greatest Games, in association with the Blizzard, we’re off to the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille with Norwegian writer Lars Sivertsen. He talks us through the 1998 World Cup group game between Norway and reigning world champions Brazil, where two late goals from his unfancied home nation beat an XI featuring Ronaldo, Rivaldo, Dunga and Roberto Carlos.Lars discusses a risk-averse but hugely talented Norwegian side who, after disappointing results against Scotland and Morocco, had to win to secure their qualification from the group. After an 83rd minute equaliser from imposing striker Tore André Flo, Kjetil Rekdal struck the game-winning penalty in the final minutes— “with the lowest heart rate of any Norwegian.”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!Fancy getting in touch? Email us at blizzard@footballrambledaily.com or find us social media— just search '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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
17/08/1934m 53s

The Preview Show: Pep vs Poch, Klopp's pants, and a parachuting Santa

We’re back in our Cristiano Ronaldo pants and ready for some weekend footy— let’s hope Jurgen’s washed his pair after all last night’s penalty shoot out excitement! We discuss that Super Cup win for Liverpool and look ahead to their next game against Southampton this weekend.Then, we turn our attention to the thigh-rubber of the weekend: Manchester City v Tottenham. Expect tactical fouls aplenty as you sit down to watch this one with your Saturday afternoon tea. We also squeeze in some chat on Arsenal hosting Burnley and Newcastle’s trip to new boys Norwich.There's also a parachuting Santa and Adil Rami gets himself in all sorts of bother.Get in touch via email at: show@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
16/08/1949m 27s

On The Continent: Champions League qualifiers, Atletico changing tack, and the return of Ligue 1

All aboard the good ship continent, manned by the motley crew of Luke Moore, Andy Brassell and Lars Sivertsen! We get stuck into the recent Champions League qualifiers, as Ajax battle through two tough legs against PAOK. There's some deserved praise for Lars’ compatriots Rosenborg after their impressive wins against Maribor.Afterwards, we turn our attentions to Atlético Madrid as Lars discusses their potential change of playing style. We also take stock of the runners and riders in Ligue Un, which kicked off last weekend.Fancy getting in touch? Fire us an email at otc@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
15/08/1949m 16s

Ramble Meets... Paulo Sousa

For the latest Ramble Meets... Andy Brassell drops in on Bordeaux head coach Paulo Sousa to discuss both his storied playing career and his nomadic journey through top-level coaching.Speaking exclusively to us at the club's training centre in Le Haillan, Sousa explains how Sven-Göran Eriksson helped turn a shy boy from provincial Portugal into a midfield maestro, tells us about finding a spiritual home in Italian football, how his experiences in England shaped his philosophy and how he plans to bring the good times back to Bordeaux.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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
14/08/1944m 52s

Jules & Andy: Impressive debutants, promoted sides’ endeavour, and a momentous UEFA Super Cup

The Premier League got off to a flyer and we’re here to dissect the biggest stories from the weekend. We begin by discussing some of the impressive debuts across the league, including Harry Maguire’s imperious performance for Manchester United and Tanguy Ndombele’s classy turnout for Tottenham. Then we turn to the newly promoted sides as Norwich and Sheffield United resolutely stuck to their respective styles of play that secured promotion last year. Is this a developing trend that will continue throughout this Premier League season?Finally we look ahead to tomorrow’s UEFA Super Cup and Stéphanie Frappart, as she makes history as the first woman to officiate a final of a men’s UEFA competition. Jules reflects on how this is a hugely encouraging sign for young women seeking professional opportunities in football.Fancy getting in touch? Send us an email: julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com or tweet us: @FootballRamble @andybrassell @julesbreach***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
13/08/1945m 11s

The Ramble: Solskjaer bests Lampard, Sterling stuns West Ham, and Pete's email jingle rolls on

It's Monday, so that can only mean one thing: it's time for a new week of Football Ramble Daily! On today's show Marcus, Luke and Pete discuss all the big stories from the opening weekend of Premier League fixtures including Raheem the Dream's destruction of West Ham, the VAR debacle at the King Power and Tottenham's turnaround against newly-promoted Aston Villa.Elsewhere the debate around Pete's earworm of an email jingle rumbles on, Marcus is delighted about the increase in young English people involved in football at the top level, and Luke welcomes Will Ferrell into the fold as a Pompey fan.Pip pip! Get in touch via email at: show@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
12/08/1948m 17s

The Blizzard: Red Star 1-1 Milan, 1988

Welcome to the first of our brand new ‘Greatest Games’ series, in association with The Blizzard. Every Saturday, Marcus Speller,  Jonathan Wilson and a guest from the world of football discuss some of the most significant matches in football history. First up it’s our continental compatriot, James Horncastle!James arrives to discuss one of the most infamous ties in European football history, where Milan took on Red Star Belgrade in the 1988/89 European Cup. With Milan looking like it was destined to be eliminated in the second leg, a thick fog totally enveloped the Marakana and forced the referee to abandon the game. James recounts how the visibility was so poor that the commentator couldn’t follow the flight of the ball and Milan’s Pietro Paolo Virdis was sent off 15 minutes before his manager Arrigo Sacchi realised. This dramatic delay gave way to one of the all-time great European ties, as 50,000 fans descended on the stadium to see their beloved Crvena zvezda take on the European powerhouses for the second time in two days.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!Fancy getting in touch? Email us at blizzard@footballrambledaily.com or find us social media— just search '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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
10/08/1942m 8s

The Preview Show: Arsenal’s clear out, Bolivian VAR madness, and the return of the Premier League

Welcome to the first Preview Show of the new season, sponsored by Betway!Today we’re discussing all sorts ahead of tonight’s Premier League curtain-raiser up at Anfield. Arsenal empty their cupboards as Messrs Welbeck and Koscielny depart for greener pastures (one with more grace than the other), Super Frank gets set for his Premier League managerial debut and Pep Guardiola finally learns what a ‘dink’ is.Plus we unveil our new feature and Going for Glold returns!Get in touch via email at: show@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
09/08/1943m 49s

On The Continent: PSG problems, Sporting struggles, and continental transfer talk

On The Continent is back for another season of European football! Luke, Andy and James are ready to tackle the biggest stories in European football and will be here every Thursday on Football Ramble Daily.Today, we begin by assessing the state of some of Europe’s top clubs as the season begins. We discuss Ajax’s rebuilding process as they aim to replace two of their brightest stars. Then, we talk about Sporting needing to get back on track after a 5-0 humbling against their city rivals. We also get to some of your questions about European players heading to the Premier League—including Patrick Cutrone and Sébastien Haller!Fancy getting in touch? Fire us an email at otc@footballrambledaily.com or search 'Football Ramble Daily' on social media.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
08/08/1952m 30s

Ramble Meets... Will Hughes

Despite being just 24, Will Hughes has already amassed almost 250 first team appearances for Derby County and Watford. Here, in this exclusive interview with Football Ramble Daily, Will talks openly and honestly about his experiences growing up as a media-dubbed wonderkid, what it’s like being a modern footballer in the Premier League, and what his ambitions are for the future and his career. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
07/08/1939m 15s

Jules & Andy: Deadline Day, clubs in crisis, and some new rule changes

Welcome to the first ever episode of Jules & Andy on Football Ramble Daily! Every Tuesday we’ll be dissecting the biggest stories in football and we start with the impending circus that is Transfer Deadline Day. We discuss how the British window’s early closure might actually benefit English sides and Andy talks us through how some European managers are jealous of their British counterparts.Elsewhere we discuss the depressing situations at Bolton and Bury respectively, as Jules and Andy both recount their experiences of struggles at their respective EFL clubs. We also speak about the new set of rule changes recently introduced— could we see further emphasis on teams playing out from the back?We’d love to hear your own experiences and topics you want us to discuss on the show, so we’ve got our own email address! You can reach us at julesandandy@footballrambledaily.com, or find us 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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
06/08/1930m 28s

The Ramble: Pep Guardiola tops up the trophy cabinet, the Football League bursts into life, and Harry Maguire heads to Old Trafford

Welcome aboard to a brand new football season and the very first day of Football Ramble Daily! It’s an absolute pleasure to have you with us and we’re looking forward to bringing you a whole host of shows six days a week throughout the season.Monday means the Ramble’s up, and today we’re talking the Community Shield as Pep and his cargo trousers got one over Klopp’s Klan. Phil Foden got his customary two minutes and some fans got in a punch up long enough for Pete to critique their fashion choices—because of course he did.Elsewhere, we run through some cracking goals to kick off the Championship season as Luton Town and Middlesborough played out a six-goal thriller. There’s even time for some transfer chat, as Moise Kean jets off to Merseyside and Newcastle’s new boy Allan Saint-Maximin has already been forced into buying his headbands from Sports Direct.Make sure to join Jules Breach and Andy Brassell for their new show tomorrow, right here on Football Ramble Daily!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!*** For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
05/08/1944m 46s

Woodgate's Wonders: An Audi Cup triumph, a Fort William fantasy, and some Community Shield excitement

Welcome to your all-new episode of The Football Ramble, indeed the last edition before we become Football Ramble Daily on Monday!Marcus, Pete and Luke run the rule over the latest glorious triumph in pre-season: Spurs lifting the Audi Cup after beating Bayern Munich in Munich. After that, it's a look ahead to the Community Shield, a part of Man City's historic quadruple last season, lest we forget. In addition to all this we find out why South Korean football fans are fuming, what Jonathan Woodgate has been saying up in Middlesbrough and why the Fort William faithful finally have something to celebrate.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
01/08/1943m 7s

Fantasy Five-a-Side: Maisie Adam

Welcome to Fantasy Five-a-Side, a brand new show in which Jim invites a special guest to submit their dream five-a-side team and lead them to glory as player-manager. Where will they play themselves? Will the team gel on the pitch? Just as importantly, will they gel off of it in the post-match wind down?First up is star of Mock the Week, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee and most impressively of all, Football Ramble Live tour support Maisie Adam. They chat Leeds United, running into sports hall walls, anthropomorphic donkeys and much, much more. Get involved.Join us on 5th August for the start of Football Ramble Daily. Find us on socials for all the info— just search 'Football Ramble'. Email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
31/07/1935m 17s

Faces, faces everywhere: Emirates Cup action, Gareth Bale’s limbo, and goings on at the Toon

Competitive football creeps ever closer with the Emirates Cup out of the way, the transfer window hotting up - Daniele De Rossi has signed for Boca Juniors! - and Mike ‘Flannels’ Ashley up to his usual shenanigans. He’s part of a rogues’ gallery that features a pumped up Diego Costa, a fictional version of Carlos Tevez and, somewhat out of left field, Gary McAllister. Enjoy.Join us on 5th August for the start of Football Ramble Daily. Keep an eye on our socials in the meantime for all the info— just search 'Football Ramble' or email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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 Bale’s move to China appears off:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49144872Lille accept Arsenal’s bid for Nicolas Pepe:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/27/arsenal-transfer-record-72m-nicolas-pepe-lilleDANIELE DE ROSSI HAS SIGNED FOR BOCA JUNIORS!https://www.espn.co.uk/football/soccer-transfers/story/3907431/why-daniele-de-rossi-has-joined-boca-juniors-after-leaving-roma For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/07/1951m 11s

Joe Linton: Newcastle spend big, odd pre-season friendlies roll on, and Ederson shows what he can do in midfield

It is absolutely roasting at Ramble HQ but as ever we’re braving it for you, our beloved listeners. We’re here to chat about Mike Ashley putting his hand in his pocket for the people of Newcastle once again, Chelsea and their slightly odd season preparations and naughty naughty Laurent Koscielny.We’ve also got time to talk about Ederson strutting his stuff in midfield, pre-season red cards and Tony Adams’ confusing first day in his new job. Join us on 5th August for the start of Football Ramble Daily. Keep an eye on our socials in the meantime for all the info— just search 'Football Ramble' or email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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:Callum Hudson-Odoi has signed a new deal at Chelsea:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49091233Ederson in action:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul4VBwf0J5c&feature=youtu.beTony Adams and his new position:https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/jul/24/rugby-league-president-tony-adams-promoting-game For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
25/07/1944m 35s

Pie and Smash: Action from the Premier League Asia Trophy, the International Champions Cup and AFCON

With so many of the game’s biggest prizes being played at once it’s a great time to be a football fan, especially if you’re of a Geordie persuasion. Steve Bruce’s mere presence was enough to get his Newcastle United revolution under ho-way with a seismic victory over West Ham. Alongside all this there’s embarrassment and contrition from Kilmarnock, a Burnley fan with a level of commitment that’d probably be better used elsewhere and a guest appearance from Bernie Sanders. Join us on 5th August for the start of Football Ramble Daily. Keep an eye on our socials in the meantime for all the info— just search 'Football Ramble' or email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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: Romelu Lukaku could still be leaving Man United:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/manchester-united-transfer-news-latest-romelu-lukaku-antonio-conte-inter-milan-a9013681.htmlDave Burnley, Burnley fan:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/19/burnley-two-games-at-onceJuventus no longer exist in FIFA:https://www.marca.com/en/football/international-football/2019/07/17/5d2f2ec122601dc8168b45f2.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
22/07/1943m 56s

Dundee United Cake: Frank Lampard makes a welcome return, Steve Bruce makes a return, and there are transfers afoot

We’re back in your ears and though we were only gone for a short while, the football Gods (Newcastle United) have provided, in the squishy form of Steve Bruce. We react with a range of emotions while also casting an eye over Frank Lampard’s appointment at Stamford Bridge and looking at some of the more interesting transfers we’ve seen so far this summer.There’s also the usual stuff like Mark McGhee’s Bitcoin side hustle, Pascal Chimbonda’s summer adventures and Pete’s sumo wrestling related travel adventures. Join us on 5th August for the start of Football Ramble Daily. Keep an eye on our socials in the meantime for all the info— see you soon!Email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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:Alan Shearer begged Steve Bruce not to take the Newcastle job, begged him:https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/alan-shearer-reveals-urged-steve-16604321West Ham may have a gem in Sebastien Haller:https://www.theguardian.com/football/who-scored-blog/2019/jul/18/sebastien-haller-west-ham-good-business-transferMegan Rapinoe and the USWNT have been a summer highlight:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/womens_football/womens-world-cup-2019-usa-equal-pay-megan-rapinoe-stats-attendance-audience-a8995996.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
18/07/1953m 23s

Ramble Meets... Erkut Sögüt

Erkut Sögüt is the Founding Partner at Football and Family, a sports agency that looks after footballers Mesut Özil, Ilkay Güdogan and many others.In this exclusive interview with The Football Ramble, Erkut talks about the demands placed on agents in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of modern football, how to handle top level footballers who live their lives permanently in the spotlight, what Mesut Özil is really like, and why he's passionate about educating the next generation of football agents.You can purchase Erkut's latest book 'How to Become a Football Agent' here: https://www.footballagenteducation.com/product/how-to-become-a-football-agent-the-guide-2nd-edition/Join us on 5th August for the start of Football Ramble Daily. Keep an eye on our socials in the meantime for all the info— see you soon!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
17/07/1936m 27s

Best of 2018/19: The Warlock, Charlie Austin, and Sven tickling the ivories

Here we are then, the final Best Of… episode of the summer! It’s a selection of the best bits from last season, and there are some crackers. Nelly Yoa checks in from *somewhere*, Charlie Austin’s not happy and we play the first ever game of Kevin Keegan or Katie Price? Plus more of the usual Richard Keys, Neil Warlock and Going for Glold nonsense you’ve come to expect.We’ll be back on Thursday with a brand new episode, and join us on 5th August for the start of Football Ramble Daily. Keep an eye on our socials in the meantime for all the info— see you soon!Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Join us for Football Ramble Daily from Monday 5th August— keep an eye on our socials for more info! Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
15/07/191h 5m

Best of 2017/18: Djimi Traoré, Barry Grintles, and the ghost of Louis van Gaal

To ease you into the weekend, here’s another Best Of… episode, this time from the 2017/18 season! We hear of Neil Warnock hustling his Sheffield United players at a bowling alley, Mick McCarthy mugging off his own Ipswich fans and Louis van Gaal’s ghostly apparitions.Plus, Jose Mourinho manages to give his Player of the Season award to himself, by dishing it out to Scott McTominay. Classic Jose.Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Join us for Football Ramble Daily from Monday 5th August— keep an eye on our socials for more info! Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
11/07/191h 12m

Ramble Meets... Danny Higginbotham

On this episode of Ramble Meets… Andy Brassell speaks to Danny Higginbotham about his storied career, from his fledgling start at Manchester United - where a broken leg nearly ended it all - to playing for ten other clubs and transitioning into punditry. Danny discusses a tumultuous time playing in Belgium, his deep affinity with Stoke City and why he doesn’t actually miss being a footballer.Join us for Football Ramble Daily from Monday 5th August— keep an eye on our socials for more info! Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
10/07/1942m 18s

Best of 2016/17: Naughty Boys FC, Pete's overdue library fines, and a certain stag do

We’re back to soothe those Monday blues with another Best Of… episode, this time from the 2016/17 season!There is, gloriously, an awful lot of Kevin Keegan’s adventures in this episode. From being accosted in Belgrade to somehow coming third in a Thai cup final, there’s a lovely selection of King Kev material. Elsewhere, we’ve got a run down of some fantastic Botswanan team names, Gareth Southgate being petrified about the England job and Pete’s overdue library fines. Plus we get a curious email about a certain stag do from a Steve@hotmail.com….Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
08/07/191h 8m

Best of 2015/16: King Kev, Cristiano's abs and the Infant Chip Bowl Helmet

We’re turning the clock back to August 2015 and reliving some of the best moments from The Football Ramble 2015/16!This time around we’ve got a couple of Ramble classics, including A Week In The Life of Kevin Keegan, EURO 2016 predictions and Pete’s Infant Chip Bowl Helmet™ (patent pending). Plus there’s Alan Pardew being typically humble and San Marino being minced under the Roy Hodgson Steamroller.There’s also plenty of time for some of the immortal questions football throws at us: Is Jeff Goldlbum A-list? Could you grate Irish cheese on Cristiano Ronaldo’s abs? Was it all just banter?Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
04/07/191h 11m

Ramble Meets... Micky Gray

In this, the latest episode of Ramble Meets, Luke talks to ex-Sunderland and England player Micky Gray. Spotted by a Manchester United scout at age 13, Micky ended up playing in the Red Devils' academy with the likes of Ryan Giggs, Adrian Doherty, Paul Scholes and David Beckham before signing back with his hometown club Sunderland.Across a career spanning 18 years, from the low of missing the decisive penalty in the 1998 Championship Playoff Final to the high of representing his country, Micky takes us through a hugely interesting time playing football at the top level, including run ins with managers, fans, and future England captain Wayne Rooney.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
03/07/191h 11m

Best of 2014/15: Neil Warnock's worries, Roy Keane's immortality and Marcus Speller's impressions

Ahoy! Welcome to another one of our special episodes from The Football Ramble back catalogue. This time around we’re taking a look through the 2014/15 season, featuring all the usual suspects. There’s Sean Dyche with his voice like a sandy ball bag, some live bits from our show in Oslo and Neil Warnock’s worries about mortality.Plus, we wonder what would happen if Keith Richards and Roy Keane were the last two people on Earth. That’s what football to do ya.Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
01/07/1943m 29s

Best of 2013/14: Police Machine, Lothar Matthäus, and Pellegrini vs Pardew

We’re back for the 2013/14 edition of the best of The Football Ramble!We arrive at another vintage piece of Ramble content: Police Machine vs Plateau United Feeders in Nigeria, in a “mind-boggling show of shame.” Besides that we’ve got Pete and Pitbull becoming friends, Alan Pardew and Manuel Pellegrini becoming anything but friends and Lothar Matthäus going MIA.Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
27/06/1949m 44s

Ramble Meets... Paul Watson

This time around on Ramble Meets, Luke spends an hour with Paul Watson, author, traveller and football coach whose experiences have seen him set up a football league on the tiny Pacific island of Pohnpei, run a professional club in Mongolia, and also take responsibility for organising the CONIFA World Football Cup, a tournament for states, minorities, stateless peoples and regions unrecognised by FIFA.In this revealing interview, Paul recounts tales of a life less ordinary travelling around the world on his footballing mission, the characters he's met along the way, and what the future holds for his many projects.To purchase Paul's book about his time in Micronesia (and we heartily recommend you do!), search for Up Pohnpei! in all good bookshops. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
26/06/191h 5m

Best of 2012/13: The Gigi Becali saga concludes, a Breakfast XI, and Sven's at it again

Welcome back to another episode fished out of The Football Ramble archives!This time around: the torrid tales of Gigi Becali reach a dramatic end, Sven putting his name forward for every single management job and a Breakfast XI. Plus, there’s entries into the Dean Windass Hall of Fame for Peter Shilton, Mark Hateley, and Mark Hateley’s greedy haircut.Oh, and a Geordie punched a horse…Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
24/06/1934m 8s

Best of 2011/12: Cloning Ian Woan, Didier Dogba, and Euro 2012 predictions

You join us again in the time machine as we head back to the 2011/12 season! This time around, there is a truly fantastic array of jewels from the Ramble crown. We check in with Gigi Becali for the first time this series, hear of Jonathan Woodgate nutting a glass bottle in Ibiza and get our teeth into a Dog XI. Plus, the seminal work ‘If We Could Clone Ian Woan’.All that plus Euro 2012 predictions, Bob Hippy and loads more! Bobby dazzler!Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
20/06/1941m 52s

Ramble Meets... Michael Cox

In the latest episode of Ramble Meets... Luke chats to author, journalist and expert in football tactics Michael Cox.In this exclusive interview Michael talks about his journey into covering football first as a blogger and then as a journalist and broadcaster for some of the biggest outlets in sport, before writing and publishing his debut book on the history of Premier League tactics, The Mixer, in 2017. Tactical trends, legacies left by managers and the future of the game are subjects all covered in this enlightening and interesting chat with one of the most interesting thinkers in football media.Michael's second book, a tactical history of European football from 1992 to the present, entitled Zonal Marking, is available now.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
19/06/1946m 12s

Best of 2010/11: Diego loses it, Richard Keys' penalty science, and mum’s relaxation day

Good day! You join us for some best bits of the 2010/11 season, where we arrive at a cornerstone of Ramble lore: Richard Keys & Andy Gray. We join them in Midlife Crisis Corner on MNF to see if they can work their way around the interactive screen and discern if penalties are now easier. Richard.Elsewhere there’s a Fulhamish tale from Craven Cottage about mum’s relaxation day, smooth moves from Robbie ‘The Pale Murderer’ Keane and an update from Diego Corner. The first of many, we assume.Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
17/06/1923m 55s

Best of 2009/10: Yang Changpeng, Ramble in the classroom, and Peter Beagrie's motorcycle madness

The rumours are true! To celebrate another season of the Football Ramble coming to a close, we’re digging deep into the archives at Ramble HQ to bring you ten Best Of episodes, featuring some vintage Ramble moments. It’ll keep you going over summer before we return with new shows in July, and daily episodes from 5th August.First up: 2009/10, featuring some early Ramble classics. Ever wondered what Yang Changpeng is up to? Or how Peter Beagrie ended up putting a motorbike through a plate glass window? Or what happens when a teacher plays the Ramble to their Scottish classroom? Well here are your answers.Many thanks to infamous YouTuber Linford Grimes for their inspiration and help in compiling old content. We salute you.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
13/06/1940m 2s

Ramble Meets... Danny Kelly

Put simply, Danny Kelly is a broadcasting legend. Now found most regularly on talkSPORT presenting Kick Off, The Season Ticket and wherever else his prodigious talents are needed, he has over 30 years in the media game, including stints editing the NME, Q Magazine, and of course covering sport consistently across TV and radio.In this latest episode of Ramble Meets, expect hilarious stories and tangents aplenty as Danny talks to Luke about how he fell in love with football in the first place, his most memorable moments in several decades covering the game, and what he thinks of the current state of the world's most popular sport. This episode of Ramble Meets was recorded on Friday 26th April 2019.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***This episode is sponsored by bet365 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
12/06/1953m 20s

Didn’t happen: England win another shoot out, Euro 2020 qualifiers rumble on and we unveil our predictions

Another glorious summer for England as the men win a high pressure penalty shootout and the women get one over on Scotland. Portugal are the deserved winners of the inaugural UEFA Nations League and the whole thing turned out to be a lot of fun.As well as casting our eyes over all this we chat dings and dongs, look at the predictions we made at the start of the season and give the final word to our beloved Newcastle United. Thanks for spending your time with us this season, we’re back on the 18th of July but have some compilations for you to enjoy until then, and listen out for a big announcement regarding next season! Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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 is still pleased with where England are heading:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/england-vs-switzerland-result-uefa-nations-league-2019-gareth-southgate-a8951356.htmlAnother trophy in the cabinet for Cristiano Ronaldo:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48191922England’s medals were presented in an unusual way:https://www.aol.co.uk/sport/2019/06/09/southgate-bemused-as-england-are-lobbed-nations-league-medals/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAK8otryaTjyRGkbU-w3mXWAz5nRcwum97KAYADAnZDaYfg4Gsr9h3suVJgoo5vqfd1SHQ3Rj1IceN-5e_PWLI_KxPBI5a1go8kw3A95wuBvMNZHp04E9puH0rVmorYiyKmvB2Sc_Zx1v-Q4O9z5CEr_foO6BjlwpsX-tURDsv7qe For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
10/06/1959m 20s

Mug Life: UEFA Nations League action, Eden Hazard is nearly a Real Madrid player and Diego Maradona pipes up

England successfully qualify for the UEFA Nations League third place play-off, and have their eyes on the bronze! They couldn’t quite get past the Netherlands in the semi-final but who cares about minor details like that?We also discuss the wonderful news about the world’s most adorable footballer, Santi Cazorla, the mercifully quick resolution of the Eden Hazard-to-Real Madrid saga, more birthday wronguns, and a come-and-get-me plea from El Diego.This show is sponsored by bet365.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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 will stick to his guns:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48550951An eye-witness account of some of England’s embarrassing fans:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jun/05/england-fans-baton-charged-portugese-police-nations-league-portoDiego Maradona fancies the Man United job:https://www.fourfourtwo.com/news/diego-maradona-manchester-united-manager-paul-pogba For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
07/06/1943m 5s

Ramble Meets... Andy Brassell

Andy Brassell is one of the world's most knowledgeable and entertaining pundits, whose passion for football has taken him all around the world when covering the game. He can be read regularly in the Guardian, and heard on talkSPORT, as well as The Football Ramble's sister shows On The Continent and At The Match.Here, in the latest episode of Ramble Meets, he talks in-depth to Luke about his career path so far, including his journey into football punditry and how much he owes to Tim Vickery, what it's like being on friendly terms with Cristiano Ronaldo, and the most scared he's been when covering a game.This episode of Ramble Meets... is sponsored by bet365***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
05/06/1949m 13s

Little liver birds: Glory for Liverpool, exciting times for Newcastle and the UEFA Nations League returns

Liverpool end their incredible season with the biggest prize of them all after a game that may not have been a classic, but still managed to provide a lot of memorable moments. As well as all that the season isn’t even really over— there’s still the UEFA Nations League to come! We have a good look ahead to that, have the pleasure of a new Louis Van Gaal interview, clear up some birthday based confusion and generally have a lovely old time. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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: Jordan Henderson’s touching moment explained:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jun/02/moving-scenes-liverpool-champions-league-final-jordan-hendersonLouis Van Gaal has given yet another brilliant interview:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jun/03/louis-van-gaal-manchester-united--interview-buy-players-rooney-tactics-solskjaerDid Sadio Mane mean to hit Moussa Sissoko’s arm?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/liverpool-sadio-mane-moussa-sissoko-handball-champions-league-final-2019-a8941016.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
03/06/1950m 11s

Golden Booty: Chelsea are on top in Europe, Aston Villa are back in the Premier League and the Champions League is on the horizon

What a magical night in Baku! Goals! Empty seats! An atmosphere! Of sorts! Chelsea give Arsenal a gubbing to win the Europa League and make Maurizio Sarri’s season look pretty good indeed, as Eden Hazard and his turbo-booty give Arsenal another miserable night to forget. After picking over this we take the time to congratulate Aston Villa on their promotion, rejoice at the prospect of a second season of Marcelo Bielsa and wonder if there could be a place for Alan Pardew to pick up where he left off in the sheikh-based Newcastle United revolution. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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:What next for Maurizio Sarri?https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/30/maurizio-sarri-leave-chelsea-eden-hazard-europa-leagueA big rebuilding project ahead for Unai Emery:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/europa-league-chelsea-vs-arsenal-transfer-news-unai-emery-a8935996.htmlRoss McCormack’s agent earns him the nickname Ross McContract:https://www.nottinghampost.com/sport/football/football-news/former-nottingham-forest-loanee-nicknamed-2916139 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
30/05/1947m 57s

Ramble Meets... Jonathan Wilson

In the latest episode of Ramble Meets, Luke welcomes author, historian and broadcaster Jonathan Wilson into the studio to discuss a life and career spanning ten books, countless newspaper articles and editorship of a quarterly football periodical.A graduate of Oxford University, Jonathan cut his teeth working for onefootball.com before writing his first book about Eastern European football, called Behind The Curtain. Books about football tactics, Brian Clough, and Argentinian football have followed, and this year Jonathan's tenth work, The Barcelona Legacy, hit the shelves.In this revealing interview, Jonathan talks candidly about his career, his upbringing in the north east, and explains why Louis van Gaal will always be a terrifying man.This episode of Ramble Meets... is sponsored by bet365***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
29/05/1959m 37s

Our favourite European football cities, with Villa Plus

Welcome to this very special bonus episode of The Football Ramble, in association with Villa Plus. Recorded at our splendid villa in Menorca, we’re here to discuss our favourite cities in which to watch European football. From the exotic beauty of Barcelona and the romantic magic of Naples, to the cultural hotbed of Berlin and the monumental powerhouses of Madrid, we take a stroll through the very best of continental football.After that chat, we’re joined by our Villa Plus competition winners, Garreth and James, for a spicy game of Going for Glold.Villa Plus are always adding extra. Their handpicked award winning villas all come with private, heated pools, pool tables, table tennis, air-con, WiFi— everything you need for your holiday, taken care of. Some 2019 summer holidays still available, so head to villaplus.com for more info!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
28/05/1939m 58s

Sheikh bake: Play-off drama, a Man United nostalgia-fest and a potential takeover at Newcastle

Could Mike Ashley finally be about to sell Newcastle United? Rumours suggest it may be the case, but one of our number isn’t so sure. Where other rumours are concerned, Man United get all Moby as their class of ’99 turn it on at Old Trafford, and there are whisperings of a return to football for Big Weng. Poor old Sunderland suffer yet more heartache after another Wembley loss, while Charlton, Mike Dean’s Tranmere and Celtic are in dreamland. There’s also a look ahead to the Europa League final and a special mention for one Chris Wondolowski.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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: There’s a lot on the line for both Arsenal and Chelsea in Baku:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/26/sarri-emery-europa-league-finalD-Beck’s still got it:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/manchester-united-legends-bayern-munich-result-score-david-beckham-goal-sir-alex-ferguson-a8931251.htmlThat goalscoring referee:https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/26/referee-accidentally-scores-goal-counts-9693862/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
27/05/1947m 34s

Shearer’s Jag: Transfers, play-off finals and Europa League gripes

There’s barely any football happening but we don’t even care, there’s still room to talk about possible double agent Petr Cech, Rushin’ Ray Parlour and the hugely exciting prospect of Mike Dean stealing the show from the Wembley stands as his beloved Tranmere take on Newport County. We also discuss the possibility of selling Ed Woodward a horse, Sunderland’s Roman inspiration and Marcus fronting up to a notorious criminal organisation. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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:David De Gea’s replacement may be… Sergio Romero:https://metro.co.uk/2019/05/22/manchester-united-will-not-buy-new-goalkeeper-david-de-gea-leaves-9654358/Michael Gray recalls his famous play-off penalty miss. Again:https://www.theguardian.com/football/the-agony-and-the-ecstasy/2019/may/23/michael-gray-bloody-penalty-sunderland-charlton-play-offsGabriel Batistuta, we hardly knew ye:https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/gabriel-batistuta-confirms-middlesbrough-interest-16311678 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
23/05/1952m 0s

Ramble Meets...Max Rushden

In an unprecedented crossing of the football podcast streams, Football Weekly's Max Rushden talks to Luke about how the other half do it, how he came to be the host of one of the biggest football shows in the UK, and what it was really like to present Soccer AM with people constantly screaming 'BRING BACK LOVEJOY' at him out of car windows every day.We also hear about his record-breaking 6 day long radio show, the time he met Andy Gray and Richard Keys, and why he enjoys having fun with his Twitter trolls.The show was recorded on 5th April 2019. This episode of Ramble Meets... is sponsored by bet365. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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
22/05/1952m 27s

I heart Hearts: Man City secure the quadruple, Kompany bows out and Wolves make Europe

As the dust and ticker tape settles on the domestic season it’s Man City that have won it all. A comprehensive gubbing of Watford leaves us equal parts impressed and terrified for the future, though it turns out that Newcastle United have also won some silverware this season, if you’re a bit sloppy with the details, which clearly we are. Peering around the rest of the game we discover that the guy with the bell is no longer the worst Portsmouth fan, that Tony Pulis’ usefulness has come to an end at Middlesbrough and that Cardiff Metropolitan University FC are a name to look out for in Europe next season. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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 Man City’s dominance about to be a problem?https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/19/manchester-city-sky-blue-smashing-of-watford-proves-football-is-brokenWolves find themselves in Europe:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48303846Cardiff Met University have had themselves a good season:https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/cardiff-met-uni-just-qualified-16299782 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
20/05/1946m 6s

Celestial Teal: The FA Cup final, the Playoffs and your headliner… Mike Dean

Leeds, oh, Leeds. When will their nightmare end? Not yet, apparently. Frank Lampard’s Derby and Dean Smith’s Aston Villa will face off at Wembley after a frantic pair of play-off semi-finals.There’s also a look ahead at a juicy FA Cup final, a theory on what Jose Mourinho was really getting up to in that hotel, questions about Pep Guardiola’s cardigan - or is it cardigi? - and some fairly tortured Watford puns, chipped in by one of you lot.And yes, we saw Mike Dean celebrating Tranmere’s win over Forest Green Rovers. What. A. Man.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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:Watford’s togetherness could be key to an FA Cup win:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/fa-league-cups/man-city-watford-fa-cup-final-preview-kiko-femenia-interview-pep-guardiola-jonathan-liew-a8916396.htmlPotential trouble ahead for Manchester City:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/16/manchester-city-hit-out-uefa-investigation-financial-fair-play-champions-league-banMarcelo Bielsa may not be leaving Leeds just yet:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48292197 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
16/05/1941m 20s

Ramble Meets... Laura Woods

Laura Woods is currently in demand as a live football presenter on both TV for Sky Sports and radio for talkSPORT. She is instantly recognisable for her work on Super Sunday, The Debate and the PDC World Darts Championship.Here, in this exclusive interview, she tells Luke about her path into broadcasting from making her own 'radio shows' on her stereo at home as a kid to co-hosting national shows on talkSPORT, how she deals with criticism from both colleagues and internet trolls, and what it's like to work in an industry that is still very much a man's world.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***This episode is sponsored by bet365 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
15/05/1952m 6s

Bravo, Premier League: City win the title, Liverpool push them and Andros Townsend puts a cherry on top

There was to be no twist at the weekend and Man City retain the title, while Liverpool finish second with a points haul that would have seen them as champions in any season but this or last. It’s been scintillating stuff and it’s been a pleasure bringing you our thoughts on it throughout the season.And now for some goodbyes. Goodbye to Neil Warnock, gone from the Premier League, never to return, goodbye to Chris Hughton, who did just enough to keep Brighton up, and goodbye to Yaya Toure… we think. It’s far from goodbye from us though, with the FA Cup, play-offs, Champions League and all the usual nonsense to come. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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 do Man City rank among the Premier League greats?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/man-city-liverpool-premier-league-champions-who-won-2019-rankings-list-liverpool-manchester-united-a8910376.htmlPaul Pogba had a silly end to the season:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48251713Brighton have identified Graham Potter as the man they want to take over from Chris Hughton:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/13/brighton-sack-chris-hughton-as-manager-after-poor-run-of-form-in-2019 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
13/05/1951m 45s

The Legion of Calm: Liverpool and Spurs shine in Europe and the final day of the Premier League looms

Our ruddy, giddy auntie Nora Bennett! What a week in the Champions League, with turnarounds, late goals, quick thinking ball boys, crying managers and more drama than we realistically have time to explore. Over in the Premier League, can Brighton stand firm in The Battle of the Amex as Man City come looking for the title? Can Liverpool dispatch Wolves just in case they can? Can Watford and West Ham overshadow it all in the battle for 10th. No, they can’t, but that’s fine.This show is sponsored by bet365.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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 12th man… a ballboy:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/liverpool-fc-barcelona-champions-league-2019-divock-origi-goal-ball-boy-ucl-video-a8904461.htmlHarry Kane could yet feature again this season:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48209763Dutch striker makes a bad decision:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/08/telstar-striker-sacked-for-throwing-a-sickie-to-watch-ajax-against-tottenham For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
09/05/1950m 13s

Ramble Meets... Tom Jones

Tom Jones is one of the world's premier architects, and served as Lead Architect on behalf of Populous, the design firm responsible for the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as well as Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and the Olympic Stadium purpose built for the London Olympics in 2012 and currently occupied by West Ham.In this exclusive interview, Tom chats to Luke about how it felt to be present at the London Olympics opening ceremony inside the stadium he helped build, what it takes to build a sporting arena on such a scale, how important stadia are to football teams and why, and what the future of top level stadium development looks like.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***This episode is sponsored by bet365 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
08/05/1939m 3s

Klopp’s war on telly: Liverpool win again, Arsenal and Man United flop and Townsend hits five

A strange weekend of football as Liverpool keep it up but Spurs, Arsenal and Man United all implode to various degrees, in what will surely become known as The Season Where Nobody Seemed That Bothered About Finishing Third or Fourth. The Premier League also says goodbye to Neil Warnock and his fancy new stance, various play-offs take shape and we speculate on the behind-closed-doors character of Delia Smith. Featuring guest appearances from Nick Hewer, Keith Richards and artist Ian Holloway. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you 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: Shockingly, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t think Man United were good enough for the top four:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/48170771Jordan Henderson is hoping for a favour from his old boss:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/05/liverpool-jordan-henderson-mentor-prayersThe final day of The Championship in all its mad glory:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/football-league/championship-results-norwich-play-offs-leeds-aston-villa-west-brom-derby-a8900596.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
06/05/1954m 48s

Happy Days: More Messi magic, crunch time for Cardiff, Brendan Rodgers plots a twist

Incredible scenes on the end of Lionel Messi’s foot at the Camp Nou have left us as giddy as a certain anchor’s aunt. We look back at the setbacks that Liverpool and Spurs faced in Europe, rate Ajax’s chances of winning the damn thing and also wonder if Brendan Rodgers might be the crucial element in deciding where the Premier League title parks itself come the end of the season. Along the way we speculate on the behind the scenes history of the Scholes family, wonder if time is running out for Andros Townsend to prove Marcus right and probably use the word “effluvia” too much. Standard procedure, really. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Lionel Messi continues his absurd record against Premier League clubs:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/barcelona-vs-liverpool-fc-lionel-messi-goals-record-champions-league-ucl-a8895911.htmlMoussa Sissoko warns you not to write off Spurs against Ajax:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/may/01/tottenham-champions-league-ajaxJurgen Klopp needs a favour from his landlord:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11712/11704063/leicesters-brendan-rodgers-responds-to-jurgen-klopps-landlord-joke For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
02/05/1943m 1s

Ramble Meets... Sam Matterface

In this latest episode of Ramble Meets..., Luke talks to Chief Football Commentator at ITV and talkSPORT Sam Matterface. Sam delivers spectacular insight into what it's like to be a commentator at the top level, from what preparation he does before a big game to how hospital radio, Portsmouth's promotion season, and being the youngest restaurant manager in McDonald's history helped him on his way.In addition to that, he tells us what he's looking for in a co-commentator, what the inside of his commentary box looks like, and why he will never again describe a shot on goal as 'fifty two parts water, one part orange squash'.To listen to further insight from Sam on the world of commentary, check out his podcast All Football Commentators Are Geeks on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts.This episode of Ramble Meets... is sponsored by bet365***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
01/05/1950m 51s

Dorito Burrito: It’s still tight at the top, David De Gea’s woes continue and Brighton still aren’t safe

We drag ourselves out of the sick bay despite our various ailments - stomach upsets, bronchitis, Townsenditis - to look over a fascinating weekend of football in which Leeds and Marcelo Bielsa took centre stage. What. A. Ruck. It’s exactly what we will not pretend we don’t want to see. We also look at David De Gea and his latest inopportune out of body experience, imagine what a deadly combination Ashley Barnes and Jamie Vardy would have been at school and learn of Andre Santos’ new life as a restauranteur. If that’s not enough there’s also an always-welcome update on the whereabouts of “emotional bloke” Kevin Keegan. Get involved. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:David De Gea has his manager’s backing:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/david-de-gea-mistake-watch-manchester-united-chelsea-ole-gunnar-solskjaer-video-a8890531.htmlThe Guardian dare to peer into the mind of Marcelo Bielsa:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/apr/29/marcelo-bielsa-aston-villa-goal-leeds-proudKen Early’s excellent piece on the intricacies of the modern Premier League:https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/soccer/english-soccer/ken-early-football-s-new-age-neutralises-philosophies-of-the-past-1.3874358 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
29/04/1948m 50s

Pogback: PFA Team of the Year, Manchester derby fallout, and the race for the title hots up

Hello and a very warm welcome to this, the latest instalment of The Football Ramble. The boys (sans Jim, sadly laid low with illness) cast their beady eyes over all the midweek action and then, as is the custom, look ahead to all the most exciting games in the Premier League this weekend.There's also plenty of time for all your favourites, too - Pete having a rant about Mike Ashley, Going for Glold, a best bet and lots, lots more. Don't sleep on it!To email us, hit up: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
25/04/1948m 33s

Ramble Meets... James Horncastle

James Horncastle is a writer, broadcaster and pundit specialising in Italian football. Here, in this latest episode of Ramble Meets... he tells Luke about his path to his current role in the vanguard of Italian football coverage, from a kid growing up in Hull to a highly respected journalist rubbing shoulders with Carlo Ancelotti and Marcelo Lippi.In his own passionate style, James also speaks eloquently on the future of European football, how mastering the Italian language helped him get ahead, and what advice he would give to aspiring journalists looking to find their way in the game.This episode of Ramble Meets... is sponsored by bet365***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
24/04/1949m 14s

Ole Gunnar get ya: Everton gub United, Man City sneak past Spurs, and George Weah has a problem

Right, it's Easter Monday, but football waits for no-one and so we're back in the studio ruminating on what's been happening on this, the holiest of weekends. Obviously Man City and Liverpool both won, the latter partly thanks to Sean Morrison's back, but don't forget, Everton also dished out a hiding. Mr Solskjaer is obviously absolutely fuming about it.Elsewhere Pete tries to defend his dreadful opinion of Ayoze Perez after he netted a hat-trick against Southampton, Shokdran Mustafi does his usual, and George Weah has to deal with a worrying infestation...To get in touch, it's: show@thefootballramble.com!***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
22/04/1952m 14s

12 Eggs of Easter: Sven-Göran Eriksson

It’s Good Fryday and for our final egg we have the Egg Royale, the Golden Goose Egg, a smooth, notorious player who was well and truly laid, pro-teen with squad selection and at one time the toast of the nation.Sven, Sven, Sven-Göran Eriksson. It could only be him.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
19/04/1922m 17s

Oh Bebe, Bebe: Spurs vs City is a European classic, Liverpool stroll on and Cardiff have hope

WOW! Spurs and Man City serve up one of the maddest, most entertaining games in recent memory and as if that wasn’t enough we get to see them do it all again on Sunday. Liverpool had a calmer time of it but have to be wary of Neil Warnock’s slightly resurgent Cardiff, while Man United look like the party might be over. Again. Elsewhere Andros Townsend infiltrates our dreams, there’s confusion about Ed the Duck and tabard etiquette, while yet more doctors get in touch. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 incredible night for Spurs:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47970607Man United have work to do, according to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/apr/16/manchester-united-facing-rebuilding-job-after-barcelona-defeat-admits-solskjrJames Milner doesn’t expect Man City to slow down:https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/11696853/milner-city-will-react-like-champions For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
18/04/1949m 36s

12 Eggs of Easter: Gianluca Vialli

We keep the series rolling with a most decorated egg. Vialli starred for teams like Juvhentus and Shellsea, becoming player manager at the batter when Ruud Gullit got the egg-sac.He had opulent beginnings but don’t omelette that fool you; there was no silver egg spoon in this man’s mouth. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
18/04/1920m 3s

12 Eggs of Easter: Fabien Barthez

A fine custodian of the egg basket, the crème de la crème egg, the quiche de résistance.  A rare smoked egg with impressive refleggses, he lay have been prone to letting his membrane wander but even when over-egging things he was always sp-egg-tacular. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
17/04/1920m 12s

12 Eggs of Easter: Gary McAllister

The Scotch egg himself! Free kicks were his eggy bread and butter, his passing ostretched defences and his volleys left goalkeepers pickled.In one of football’s most unexp-egg-ted swan songs he became a Liverpool eggular at the age of 35. And yes swans lay eggs. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
16/04/1924m 11s

Mo Salah, Mo Problems: Liverpool roast Chelsea, Everton frustrate, and Newcastle might just be safe…

Liverpool keep doing the business and though Shay Given may have barely looked up from his dinner when Mo Salah scored one of the goals of the season, we couldn’t believe our luck. We also found time to despair at Everton’s performance against Fulham, find that a discussion on aspect ratio and frame rates leads to an explanation of how Newcastle are programmed, and enjoy some innovative product placement from West Ham’s owners.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Jonathan Wilson on Jordan Henderson’s Liverpool influence:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/apr/15/jordan-henderson-liverpool-dogged-captain-centre-stage-title-raceJames Maddison pranks Demarai Gray:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lehg6ycBiQoOle Gunnar Solskjaer fears his squad aren’t fit enough:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-united-news-ole-gunnar-solskjaer-player-fitness-summer-transfer-news-team-injury-a8870291.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
15/04/1946m 11s

12 Eggs of Easter: Eggs in the Making

What comes first, the man or the egg? We egg each other on to identifry eggsamples of players we think are going the eggstra farmyard to achieve egghood.Also features an eggstraordinary showbiz aneggdote. Cracking.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
15/04/1921m 2s

12 Eggs of Easter: Dion Dublin

We continue our Easter eggstravaganza with a man who always has his sunny side up, a man loved by the great Aleggs Ferg-egg-son, a man sent off for eggbutting Robbie Savage.His head both poached goals and hatched The Dube, and this versatility meant you could throw him into any mixing bowl.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
14/04/1921m 40s

12 Eggs of Easter: Arrigo Sacchi

As we hit the half dozen of our 12 Eggs of Easter we dip into the career of the hard boiled former shoe salesmen who left the doubters with egg on their faces by winning back to back European Egg Cups.Working his way from amateur football all the way to a World Cup final, it’s not over egging it to say that his eggacy is the stuff of yolklore.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
13/04/1919m 59s

12 Eggs of Easter: Thierry Henry

Why does Thierry Henry only have one egg for breakfast? Because one egg is un oeuf.The eggsquisite, runny, defence scrambling faberge egg had a free range of ability but is he an egg at all? Can one choose to be an egg, or must egghood come naturally? Join us in our most controversial eggspose yet.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
12/04/1922m 23s

Flying meal deals: Champions League drama, Chelsea visit Anfield, and can Crystal Palace spoil Pep’s party?

The weekend ahead sees many a potential thigh rubber, but is it Liverpool vs Chelsea? Burnley vs Cardiff? Sean Dyche vs Neil Warnock? It’ll probably be all of them. As well as looking forward, we look back over recent Champions League ding dongs, including harking back to Liverpool and Chelsea’s drab beef of yesteryear, via yet more football food fights and a worrying spread of potential misinformation from a rogue Jim. A different Jim that is, not our resident one. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Jonathan Wilson on Pep Guardiola’s European over-thinking:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/apr/10/pep-guardiola-away-games-champions-league-manchester-city-tottenham-overthinkingMaurizio Sarri on how Danny Drinkwater is such a good player he can’t play him:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/chelsea-danny-drinkwater-maurizio-sarri-manager-sarriball-style-drink-driving-a8864401.htmlChris Wood with some mind games for Neil Warnock and Cardiff:https://www.burnleyexpress.net/sport/football/clarets/cardiff-clash-is-bigger-game-for-bluebirds-insists-burnley-striker-wood-1-9703685 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
11/04/1947m 27s

12 Eggs of Easter: Leeds United 2001

When most people think of the Leeds United side of this era they think of the reckless whisk assessment that led to their ultimately devastating financial irr-egg-ularities, but it was an enjoyable ride up to then.Their two-egged Champions League semi-final against Valencia, in which most of the squad shaved their heads, was the peak of this ride, and we’re here to reminisce about the hatching of their audacious European plan. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
11/04/1920m 8s

12 Eggs of Easter: Yordan Letchkov

Bulgaria’s Yordan Letchkov poached one of the most memorable goals in the sizzling heat of USA ’94 to put himself into World (Egg) Cup yolk-lore.But there was more to the man than that iconic moment, with a surprisingly well documented leggacy at Hamburg, a clash with John Toshack and a political career with its fair share of eggnomony.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
10/04/1921m 52s

12 Eggs of Easter: Pierluigi Collina

Cracking on with the second of our Easter specials we discuss the original notable egg, Pierluigi Collina.A rare eggxample of a universally popular referee, he remembranes a shining example of how one should officiate the game, and we pay our resp-egg-ts appropriately.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
09/04/1920m 12s

Petey Blinders: A classic FA Cup semi, Liverpool back on top, Arsenal slump on the road

What a belter from Watford and Wolves at Wembley! A world class finish from Gerard Deulofeu, a luchador inspired goal from Raul Jimenez, and an emotional post match interview from big-hearted Troy Deeney. Man City and Brighton also played. Not to be outdone, the Premier League keeps it tight, and we also give our thoughts on Rube Goldberg machines, wiggly gigglys, and a certain Obvious German. As if that isn’t enough, Pete asks; can you keep an appendix? Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Gerard Deulofeu’s inspired performance:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/apr/07/gerard-deulofeu-mouse-roared-watford-wolverhampton-fa-cup-semi-finalEven Arsenal don’t understand their own away form:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/everton-arsenal-result-score-sokratis-player-ratings-a8859831.htmlRonaldinho Junior went undercover and still got himself a deal:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47854010 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
08/04/1958m 27s

12 Eggs of Easter: Bobby Charlton

This Easter we’re bringing you, our dear listeners, 12 specials based around our favourite footballing eggs! Our eggstravaganza begins with a look at the Red Devilled egg himself, Bobby Charlton. One of football’s most beloved eggs, the great man could crack a ball like few others and we’re here to revel in his l-egg-acy.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
08/04/1921m 51s

Man City Nights: FA Cup semis, Spurs move in and Fulham drop out

FA Cup semi-final weekend is upon us, great news for Wembley as Spurs have now officially moved in to their new home, while over in West London the aisles of Waitrose are deathly quiet as Fulham go down.As well as a look ahead to the weekend’s action we hear of more football landlords, Benjamin Mendy’s exploits and Pete’s mattress conundrums. Episode also features Big Sam, Cherie Blair and Mike Dean.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 wants some money again:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11681821/rafa-benitez-calls-for-newcastle-to-spend-75m-to-improve-quality-in-final-thirdSpurs move into their new gaff:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/tottenham-hotspur-new-stadium-news-vs-crystal-palace-mauricio-pochettino-son-eriksen-video-a8854016.htmlTroy Deeney isn’t that bothered about an FA Cup semi-final:https://talksport.com/football/fa-cup/522165/troy-deeney-watford-fa-cup-semi-final-wolves/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
04/04/1946m 3s

Slow Lloris: Liverpool win it late, Neil Warnock blows his top, and Pompey rule Wembley again

Another dramatic weekend of football as Liverpool and Spurs keep it topsy-turvy, Huddersfield get relegated, and the referee’s assistant and Neil Warnock put on a show at Cardiff, with Callum Hudson-Odoi having the best seat in the house. Elsewhere we have Uri Geller, Jim’s medical adventures, Luke’s inspiring day out at Wembley and so much more. Get yourself on board. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Portsmouth’s Jamal Lowe on his journey to Wembley:https://www.theguardian.com/football/football-league-blog/2019/mar/27/portsmouth-jamal-lowe-checkatrade-trophy-final-sunderland-non-leagueJermaine Jeans has his doubts about Hugo Lloris:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47768704Andy Robertson and his delicious crosses:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-fc-tottenham-result-andy-robertson-premier-league-title-a8849061.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
01/04/1957m 8s

Sven in your ends: Ole gets the gig, Hudson-Odoi impresses and there’s a thigh rubber at Anfield

Sven in your ends: Ole gets the gig, Hudson-Odoi impresses and there’s a thigh rubber at Anfield The Premier League is back and so are we! Obviously. Nothing else on. Much to look forward to as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes charge of his first game as full time Man United boss, Liverpool welcome Spurs to Anfield, Neil Warnock and Maurizio Sarri clash on the Cardiff catwalk and Andros Townsend steps up the pursuit of his 5th Premier League goal of the season. Elsewhere we discuss the well documented Demon of Stamford Bridge, Pantomime Dames and some exciting news about our upcoming live shows, that being that there are some! Head to www.ramblelive.com to buy tickets now! This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 Soslkjaer is the boss!https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/mar/28/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-appointed-manchester-united-permanent-managerLouis Van Gaal on his time at Old Trafford, among other things:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47704834Harry Kane’s NFL plan:http://www.espn.com/espn/feature/story/_/id/26247752/harry-kane-wants-conquer-premier-league-nfl For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28/03/1947m 50s

Gareth's Gubbers: England fly out of the blocks, and Scotland let everyone down

Happy Monday! Welcome to your all-new episode of The Football Ramble! This time around, we discuss England's dismantling of Czech Republic at Wembley, marvel at Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland's fine starts, and then laugh at Scotland. Sorry, Scotland, but you've brought it on yourselves.Elsewhere, there's a Fort William update, the best of the rest in European qualifying, and we give you all a long-overdue Saido Berahino update.To get in touch or to suggest a Best Bet, hit us up at show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
25/03/1951m 29s

Rice Rice Baby: England, Scotland and Wales look to the future, Northern Ireland have a mountain to climb

International football is back! There could be very exciting times ahead for the home nations aside from poor Northern Ireland, who have a draw Michael O’Neill called “very cruel”. England have an exciting crop of players coming through, Scotland look as strong as they have in years and Wales could do well if Ryan Giggs has got time to be around and coach them. Away from the international stage we have news of a Dickie Borthwick TV appearance, an email section with a jealousy-inspiring spend and the tantalising prospect of the first ever Order of the Ramble Empire…This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Declan Rice can bring something new to England:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/international/england-vs-czech-republic-declan-rice-squad-team-news-fixtures-euro-2020-epl-table-a8832666.htmlMatej Vydra has some thoughts on Harry Maguire:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/12016/11671431/harry-maguire-is-englands-weak-link-says-matej-vydraEuro 2020 qualifiers ahoy:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/mar/21/euro-2020-qualifiers-and-international-football-10-things-to-look-out-for For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
21/03/1947m 50s

Nicklas Spendtner: FA Cup controversies, a West Ham comeback and an angry Marcelo Bielsa

The FA Cup quarter finals are over and they were full of late goals, VAR controversy and sort-of-but-not-quite cupsets, the Championship had an outfield player in goal, and in the Premier League Javier Hernandez’s impressive under-the-radar goal return justified the West Ham spend that everyone’s jealous of.As well as all this, Wes Morgan wins Brendan Rodgers’ Epitomising the Humble Attitude of the Group Award, Paul Scholes has enough and we learn of a delightfully specialist app, link below. Don’t worry, it’s safe for work…Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 too much made of Liverpool and their bottle?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-fulham-result-table-manchester-city-bottle-jurgen-klopp-premier-league-title-race-epl-a8827476.htmlMarcelo Bielsa’s wonderfully stroppy post-match interview:https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/championship/11667363/bielsa-quiet-on-defeatThe King Kev Quote Generator!https://daniel-cross.github.io/keegan/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
18/03/1954m 11s

Football tapas: English clubs remain in Europe, the FA Cup returns, and the Premier League says hi

What a competition-hopping show we have for you here; four English teams into the last eight of the Champions League! Man City making a daunting FA Cup trip to Swansea, with their fast players and hilariously bad penalties! West Ham and Huddersfield in the good old Premier League!Despite so many competitions to cover we still find time to report on some father and son bragging rights, enjoy some cheeky goals from yesteryear and ask; do we eat up goalkeepers?This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 is in a good mood:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47564048That magnificent Bersant Celina penalty:https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/championship/11664702/west-brom-3-0-swanseaDickie Borthwick - you can still find him:https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jan/05/never-slowed-down-sports-champions-playing-their-80s For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
14/03/1944m 42s

Shola Didn’t Score: The top four fight gets juicy, Newcastle win a cracker and Jack Grealish steps up

Another excellent weekend of action with an intense Weird Derby at Selhurst Park, a thrilling match between Newcastle United and Jordan Pickford, and Spurs thrusting themselves into the fight for the top four. As well as this red hot chat we’ve got a nuclear weapon on the pitch, we’ve got huddle etiquette, we’ve got dubious lookalikes, we’ve got it all, damn it. Come on in. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 the Landlord:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-united-liverpool-ole-gunnar-solskjaer-virgil-van-dijk-house-epl-table-a8815411.htmlJack Grealish had a strange old weekend:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/mar/10/aston-villa-jack-grealish-attacked-by-spectator-birmingham-cityFIFA find themselves back in the limelight:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/mar/10/qatar-fifa-world-cup-2022-damian-collins For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
11/03/1953m 51s

Notable libertines: Man United, Spurs do the job and the Premier League’s oddest derby looms

The good times continue for Man United as they make history in Europe by enjoyably mugging off PSG while their largely injured squad watched on from the sidelines (and internet). And, as well as looking back, we look forward to their trip to the Emirates, Crystal Palace and Brighton locking beaks in what may now become known as The Delayed Derby, while Neil Warnock tries to get in Southampton heads.Off the pitch, Robert Snodgrass has a lot of explaining to do, we learn that as well as a David Beckham statue there’s a David Beckham temple, and Ramble Baker Steve Hobbs makes a welcome return, with news of an opportunity. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Crystal Palace and Brighton’s rivalry explained:https://www.theguardian.com/football/football-league-blog/2011/sep/27/brighton-crystal-palace-rivalryHow the current rules on handball is applied:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47471380Just some Man United legends having a nice time:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-man-utd-psg-vs-manchester-united-champions-league-sir-alex-ferguson-eric-a8811601.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
07/03/1947m 53s

A pie of worms: Draws galore, offsides bore, and a tight top four

Another excellent weekend of football involving surprisingly thrilling draws, confusion about the offside rule and late goals, which for the record still count. That makes it sound a bit pedestrian but honestly it was brilliant. While discussing all that we make our best Pep Guardiola noises, get some clarity on the cost of a booking, put a photoshop challenge to you, the listener, and get a comprehensive answer to last week’s joint question. Also, Pie and Chips Man HITS OUT. Now please stop emailing us about pies.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 attacking presence is wobbling:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/mar/03/liverpool-mohamed-salah-everton-jurgen-kloppArsenal are gaining some versatility:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsenal-news-tottenham-fixtures-vs-manchester-united-watch-video-highlights-replay-europa-league-a8805956.htmlThe Beckhams and Snoop:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47432089 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
04/03/1953m 32s

Treble Treble: Liverpool hit five, Chelsea recover quickly, and Brendan Rodgers returns

A full round of midweek fixtures to play with! What a joy, and it didn’t disappoint. Liverpool were rampant, Spurs provided a comical own glol, even Mesut Ozil made a guest appearance. Best of all though, Brendan Rodgers stalks the land once more, ready to show us what we’ve been missing. You’ll also not be surprised to learn that the pie thing is rumbling on, with the opinion of a professional thrown into the mix, as well as a pondering of limbs and a surprising revelation about fines. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Maurizio Sarri gets his measured revenge:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/28/dropping-arrizabalaga-payback-chelsea-sarriTrent Alexander-Arnold gets his own song:https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpool-fans-answer-jurgen-klopps-15898753Here comes Brendan Rodgers:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47381448 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28/02/1947m 56s

Boo-el: The Carabao Cup ends in farce, Man United and Liverpool are even and Claude gets the sack

So much beef this weekend! Be it Maurizio Sarri and Kepa Arrizabalaga, Mauricio Pochettino and Mike Dean or The Football Ramble and The Football Ramble’s correspondence section, the place has been left looking like a butcher’s floor, and that butcher does not have a convincing hygiene rating. We have yet more pie chat, there’s a welcome appearance from Ian McShane, and this week the WhatsApp group is very fancy. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Has Maurizio Sarri been fatally undermined?https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47352352Farewell, Claude Puel:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/24/claude-puel-sacked-leicester-cityMan City may have won a cup, but at what cost? The cost is some injuries:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chelsea-vs-man-city-result-final-score-team-news-injury-latest-update-a8795371.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
25/02/1951m 48s

Pie lies? Champions League action, the Carabao Cup final and Man United vs Liverpool

It’s all happening! On Sunday, Man City and Chelsea face off for the season’s first chance of silverware, Cristiano Ronaldo is getting mugged off in the Champions League, and Liverpool are gearing up to visit Man United at Old Trafford in what could be one of the most crucial games of the season. What a time to be alive. As ever we hear from you, our dear listeners, with both informative and possibly made up correspondence, relish in our alternative game and discuss Diego Simeone and his famous cojones. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 Carabao Cup final looms:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11679/11636202/carabao-cup-final-can-pep-guardiola-and-manchester-city-really-win-the-quadrupleMan City have a lad in Sane:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/feb/21/leroy-sane-manchester-city-schalke-champions-leagueDiego Simeone on his balls:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47310918 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
21/02/1944m 13s

Dropped pies: Man City crush Newport County’s FA Cup dream, Wolves get what they need and Millwall march on

Newport County, we will miss you. A heroic FA Cup effort against Man City at Rodney Parade ended as it was always going to, but what an effort! It was a cagey weekend in the cup but Millwall gave it the love it deserves, Swansea’s Dan James impressed with his superhuman pace and Ashley Cole returned with a bang (goal).Elsewhere Portsmouth embarrass themselves, we envision a Mike Dean testimonial and there’s a plea for information about a man who was once the future of law enforcement in Hartlepool. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 was impressed with Rodney Parade:https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/17440753.pep-guardiolas-praise-for-amazing-rodney-parade-home-crowd-after-fa-cup-clash-between-newport-county-afc-and-manchester-city/Daniel Taylor on football’s nepotism issue:https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2019/feb/17/everythings-a-little-too-cosy-in-footballs-game-of-family-fortunesPortsmouth. Oh, Portsmouth:https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/league-one/11639244/southend-3-3-portsmouth For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
18/02/1949m 5s

Delete your account: Man United lose in Europe, Spurs excite and the FA Cup returns

A mixed week for English clubs in Europe so far as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s party suffers its first real setback, in fact the party too such a turn he chucked out Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba takes himself home. Spurs, on the other hand, are having such a lovely time that if they’re not careful they won’t get their deposit back before they move into the new place.Looking ahead to an FA Cup weekend we’re keeping an eye out for a cupset as Man City visit the mighty Newport County, and there’s the usual mixture of DNA tests, goal machine Shane Duffy and Luke’s live remixing. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Mario Balotelli enjoyed Man United’s Champions League defeat:https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-utd-city-balotelli-psg-15822237Newport County’s Michael Flynn thinks a win over Man City would be the biggest FA Cup upset ever:https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/sport/17432261.michael-flynn-convinced-newport-county-can-beat-manchester-city/How long can Spurs stay under the radar?https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47234647 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
14/02/1941m 48s

Sorryball: Man City gub Chelsea, Liverpool win in style, and Cardiff get a big three points

Hello! We keep ourselves in the studio for close to an hour for the inquest into Chelsea’s awful performance against Man City, also taking the time to run the rule over Spurs’ sneaky title bid and Southampton’s “disaster”.There are also “words of a non-pacifist nature” in The Old Farm Derby, some speedy subs, unusual diets, and improvised jingles. And fans of Marcus' best mate will also be delighted to hear today's ep also features a guest appearance from Aggy Bagbonlahor.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 tough weekend for Maurizio Sarri:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/10/maurizio-sarri-concern-chelsea-manchester-city-futureGini Wijnaldum doesn’t need sleep to play well:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-title-race-bournemouth-result-goals-epl-table-fixtures-jurgen-klopp-a8772336.htmlBenjamin Mendy and his geography based larks:https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/manchestercity/man-city-star-benjamin-mendy-laughs-off-reports-of-hong-kong-trip-with-instagram-post-a4061871.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
11/02/1956m 6s

99 reds buffoon: Man City go top, Liverpool chase and Spurs lurk behind

A busy weekend ahead as Man City and Chelsea face each other - and Mike Dean - in the thigh rubber of the weekend, Liverpool fill up on Imodium as Bournemouth visit and there are foxes in the chicken coop as Leicester visit Spurs.We also look back at Jose Mourinho’s latest pratfall with our stacking-it correspondent, bask in the glory of the FA Cup Shangri-La that is Rodney Parade and discuss some perfect hat-trick beef with one of you, our dear listeners. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Andy Robertson on Liverpool’s fatigue:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/05/andy-robertson-believes-fatigue-not-nerves-causing-liverpool-wee-blip-west-hamMike Dean is on 99 reds:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11096/11629700/mike-dean-is-on-99-red-cards-so-watch-out-man-city-and-chelseaSean Dyche on Peter Crouch:https://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/sport/football/burnley_fc/news/17403516.sean-dyche-on-facing-peter-crouch-as-a-player/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
07/02/1940m 9s

The Cat Came Back: Sergio Aguero reigns supreme, Wolves impress again, and Michy Batshuayi returns

A football packed show (obviously) as we look back at another difficult top six away trip for Arsenal, which Pep Guardiola decided was exactly the time to see which of his players can function out of position, a feline pitch invader causing everyone to make the same joke about Everton’s running, and Wes Craven’s Leeds indulging in that familiar Marcelo Bielsa wobble. We also give you a peak behind the scenes, perhaps too far behind the scenes in the case of a certain fun fair related anecdote, learn that everyone has a price, and discover a convoluted name for a sausage. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Arsenal’s defence is still an issue:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/arsenal-manchester-city-defence-unai-emery-koscielny-mustafi-guardiola-a8761766.htmlSergio Aguero is quite good:https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/0e5018a4-44ab-45b4-88d6-ad5903e9ff65Everton have to ask themselves some questions:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/03/everton-marco-silva-players-consistent-premier-league For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
04/02/1949m 22s

Busy kissing: Newcastle beat Man City, Spurs leave it late, and Chelsea implode

Crash, bang, wallop what a title race! Man City and Liverpool drop points, Spurs snatch a win and Chelsea rule themselves out by forgetting how to play football. What a contrast to the previous season. We look back over all of it and still have time to revel in some rare Geordie joy, learn about the latest developments in the pastime of horse punching and uninformed discussion about the eyes of various animals.  This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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. The gaffer?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/rafa-benitez-newcastle-resign-exit-transfer-latest-updates-future-news-a8751181.htmlMaurizio Sarri is in self-reflective mood:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/31/maurizio-sarri-chelsea-my-fault-motivateArsenal borrow their man:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47049873 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31/01/1942m 34s

Splish Splash: AFC Wimbledon shock West Ham, controversy at Millwall and another win for Man United

Join us in the bath as we look over a fantastic weekend of FA Cup action, featuring a babyfaced post-match assassination, yet another goal for Andros Townsend, and more VAR-inspired bees.There’s also an incongruous appearance from Mr. Socko, a heartwarming display of loyalty towards Nigel Clough and a welcome discussion about Wham bars.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Manuel Pellegrini was “ashamed” of West Ham’s loss to AFC Wimbledon:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/26/manuel-pellegrini-ashamed-west-ham-afc-wimbledon-fa-cup-marko-arnautovic-new-contractCould Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get the Man United job full time?https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-united-news-next-manager-ole-gunnar-solskjaer-pochettino-zidane-team-news-transfer-a8750051.htmlMauricio Pochettino still thinks Spurs are doing pretty well:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47023639 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28/01/1948m 3s

Newca$tle: The FA Cup returns, Gonzalo Higuain arrives and so does Ashley Cole

The FA Cup is back with a thigh rubber between Arsenal and Man United, moneybags Newcastle taking on Watford and a Tony Pulis derby between Middlesbrough and Newport County.We learn about Pete’s morning emotions, discover Jesse Lingard’s dad’s past as a Power Ranger and reminisce about everyone bashing Kerlon. Please note, this episode also features those little slugs from Burton, and a love rat. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Accrington Stanley; who they are:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/24/accrington-stanley-dump-charm-fa-cup-derby-countyNewcastle do have some money after all:https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/revealed-amount-newcastle-pocketed-last-15724522Wilfried Zaha catches the eyes of Borussia Dortmund:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11706/11615887/borussia-dortmund-interested-in-signing-wilfried-zaha-from-crystal-palace For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
24/01/1942m 39s

Sorry, Mr Moss: Some 4-3s, Arsenal beat flat Chelsea and an FA Cup curse

What a weekend! Liverpool and Crystal Palace give us another classic, Wolves and Leicester serve up a ding dong and Arsenal keep a clean sheet. Away from the Premier League Spygate rolls on and we learn of the intriguing Whyteleafe Curse.If that’s not enough there’s Frank Lampard getting the band back together at Derby County, free range footballers, Mike Dean upping the stakes, a fascinating new sponsorship opportunity for us and Richard Keys makes a spectacle of himself. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:James Milner, sent off by his PE teacher:https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/liverpools-james-milner-sent-old-15705473Maurizio Sarri has been critical of his players. Always ends well:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chelsea-fc-latest-news-maurizio-sarri-press-conference-video-epl-a8737396.htmlClaude Puel isn’t panicking after Leicester City’s defeat:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/20/leicester-claude-puel-players-back-with-smile For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
21/01/1954m 19s

Battered eyelids: Spygate rolls on, London derbies galore and Liverpool and Crystal Palace lock horns again

We knew that it was only a matter of time before Marcelo Bielsa brought us something interesting and boy has he delivered. We also bring you the intriguing matter of Arsenal vs Chelsea, with a mention of a Sven that isn’t Goran-Eriksson, Abdoulaye Doucoure’s unsubtle negotiating tactics, and the potential return of one Gary Medel.On top of all this gas we’ve got a welcome reference to Wayne’s World, a guest appearance from a fire alarm and talk of Pete on the town with a Sven that is Goran-Eriksson, of course. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Marcelo Bielsa is a rare beast:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/17/marceo-bielsa-spygate-powerpoint-leeds-unitedAbdoulaye Doucoure is eyeing a move:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/transfers/abdoulaye-doucoure-january-transfer-watford-champions-league-news-latest-a8726581.htmlPetr Cech already has post-retirement options:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46890147 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
17/01/1941m 47s

There will be moles: Man United pass their big test, Richard Keys tells it like it is and Leeds employ some espionage

Conspiracies, spies, David Gandy… this show has it all. We look back over David de Gea’s magnificent performance in goal for Man United, marvel at one of (one of) the silliest things Richard Keys has ever said and enjoy Shane Long ending his goal drought as Ralph Hasenhüttl continues to show that he’s The Governor at Southampton. Elsewhere there are buckets of pace, hot dog accidents and Neil Warnock getting political. We have everything you could possibly need. To hell with the rest of the podcasts. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:David de Gea is getting the plaudits:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46858696Cardiff City don’t think the same things Neil Warnock thinks:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/neil-warnock-cardiff-city-brexit-news-latest-a8726851.htmlRichard Keys’ suggestion hasn’t gone down well in the North East:https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/embarrassing-newcastle-fans-ridicule-richard-15671592 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
14/01/1954m 15s

Mous D: Carabao Cup action, a test for Man United and a big moment for Fulham

Man City gubbing Burton Albion; respectful or not? We debate this hot topic because we’re not afraid of tackling the big issues. While we’re at it we give Mousa Dembele a speculative MOT and discuss another one of your frankly mad suggestions to change the FA Cup. As well as this we worry about the atmosphere at Fulham fans’ relaxation days, reflect on the nature of Andy Carroll and rub our chins at the possible combination of Arsenal, Samir Nasri and The Narrative. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Man City, Burton Albion and the matter of respect:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/fa-league-cups/manchester-city-vs-burton-albion-result-9-0-score-goals-respect-double-standards-pep-guardiola-nigel-a8720331.htmlPaul Pogba’s victory lap continues:https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/man-utd-solskjaer-pogba-news-15656561Samir Nasri’s back in town:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11685/11602109/samir-nasri-made-few-friends-at-arsenal-but-can-help-west-ham For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
10/01/1947m 31s

Crock of WhatsApp: FA Cupsets from Newport, Oldham, Pompey and more!

What a wonderful weekend of FA Cup action, with Premier League teams slouching to defeat across the land. We look back on Newport’s heroics, a furious Claudio Ranieri, a raging Neil Warnock and some most unFulhamish behaviour in the form of some projectile gloves.There’s also some suggested rule changes from you, our dear listeners, an update on the Cardiff banner man, sartorial confusion courtesy of Tony Adams and Franck Ribery’s surprisingly controversial golden steak. Get on it please.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Some of the best of the FA Cup action:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46776234Jason McAteer is triggered:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11600697/watch-jason-mcateer-kicks-michael-owen-after-star-sixes-clashNeil Warnock’s aforementioned fury: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/05/neil-warnock-cardiff-liverpool-disgrace-nathaniel-clyne For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
07/01/1945m 21s

Rickie Lampard amalgamate: Can Warlock make magic happen, the FA Cup 3rd round and holidays for Man United

It’s the FA Cup Third Round! One of our favourite weekends of the season, featuring potential Mellon slices for Spurs, players with normal jobs being patronised and, surely, some FA Cup magic from Neil Warlock himself. We also look back at a fine example of the homemade banner, learn of Man United’s sunshine break and hear some pleasing names from yesteryear, like John O’Shea and Rod Wallace. That sort of thing. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Man United are going on a jolly to Dubai:https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/sport/football/man-utd-training-camp-dubai-15622612Ole Gunnar Solskjaer doesn’t want to leave Man United:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46743240Man City vs Liverpool in the Premier League final:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-city-vs-liverpool-fc-preview-fixture-kick-off-latest-analysis-klopp-guardiola-salah-a8708616.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
03/01/1942m 47s

Ramble Meets...Neil Etheridge

At 28 years old, Neil Etheridge has established himself as an important part of Neil Warnock’s Cardiff side, but it hasn’t always been plain sailing.After all, the current Cardiff City and Philippines goalkeeper’s story is not one that we’ve come to expect from a Premier League player. Speaking to Marcus in this latest episode of Ramble Meets..., Neil talks about being released from Chelsea’s academy as a teenager, Mark Schwarzer giving him advice at Fulham, and his journey from bit-part player in the lower leagues to winning promotion with Cardiff into the top flight. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
01/01/1927m 25s

Pogmanay: Liverpool rout Arsenal, Man United are back (again) and Wolves blunt Spurs

Happy New Year! What a way to close out the year as Liverpool look the real deal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba bring the fun back to Old Trafford, and Neil Warlock gets three points and a big grin. We also hear about Pete’s new year plans, some not unreasonably pedantic correspondence and our highlights of 2018. Have a good one!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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 stats have good news for Liverpool:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46712846Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is impressed with Paul Pogba:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-united-vs-bournemouth-paul-pogba-ole-gunnar-solksjaer-a8704731.htmlThat Aldo Poy celebration:https://golazoargentino.com/2013/01/21/the-greatest-goal-celebration/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
31/12/1857m 27s

Trouser hook machines: Liverpool go clear, Man City show they’re human, Spurs march on

We’re back, full of Christmas cheer, mountains of food and opinions on the lashings upon lashings of festive football that have happened since we last recorded a show. Can Jurgen Klopp be measured enough to sustain a title challenge? Can Spurs keep up their form and push for the title? Does Pep Guardiola develop unsightly blemishes if Man City drop points? All this and more, inside!We also discuss The Legend of Eden Hazard, enjoy a festive game and receive some delightfully inebriated correspondence from you lot. Merry Christmas!This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Did Mo Sarah go down too easily?https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11592435/ref-watch-was-mohamed-salahs-liverpool-penalty-call-rightMaurizio Sarri is as tired of the Eden Hazard saga as anyone:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chelsea-eden-hazard-maurizio-sarri-transfer-news-preview-crystal-palace-fixtures-a8701971.htmlPep Guardiola looks to change the dynamic at Man City:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/26/manchester-city-pep-guardiola-tottenham-liverpool-leicester For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
28/12/1846m 18s

12RofC - The Celebration

It’s chriiiiiiiiistmas! What better way to celebrate than to celebrate the celebration itself! Be it the pure unbridled joy of someone who can’t handle what’s happening, to a well executed, choreographed routine, there’s a lot to enjoy throughout this wonderful game, and enjoy it we do. Thanks for lending us your ears throughout 2018 and have a merry Christmas!This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
24/12/1823m 21s

12RofC - The Club Stalwart

Ah, the club stalwart. From one club men to might-as-well-be-one-club-men, football is all the better for having those who dedicate their best years to the clubs they adore.We’ve got your Class of ’92, your Italian legends, your mercurial Southampton legend and so much more. We’re podcast stalwarts ourselves, after all, so come on in. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
23/12/1822m 26s

12RofC - The Hammering

Football isn’t a high scoring game, except when it is, on those brilliant occasions when one team give another an absolute pasting, a panelling… a hammering. We look back over some of the most notable shellackings we’ve witnessed as football fans, from big teams dishing it out to each other, from the little guys bringing down a giant, we love it all. Even Heskey scored. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
22/12/1823m 9s

12RofC - The Hardman

Football wouldn’t be the same without some of the more robust players we’ve seen over the years. From Graeme Souness’ full blooded approach to the game, to the modern player’s evolution into a discreet saboteur, we’re on top of it all.Features high tackles, red mist and many chinnings. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
21/12/1820m 46s

Fear and Loathing at The Lowry: Jose Mourinho is out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in, and Spurs get revenge

Jose Mourinho, sacked after things have gone awry in his third season in charge. Who could possibly have seen such a seismic event coming? It’s such a monumental occurrence that even Jim’s having a sing. Away from Ole Trafford we (Pete) ask(s) “Do wolves live in burrows?” as we assess the chances of Wolverhampton’s finest before they welcome Liverpool into their den, look at Spurs’ potential stadium boon and enjoy Dennis Wise’s foray into the world of PR. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Can Ole Gunnar Solskjaer get the best out of Paul Pogba?https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/20/ole-gunnar-solskjaer-paul-pogba-manchester-unitedDejan Lovren is confident:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46628537Mike Ashley’s heartwarming love for Newcastle fans:https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-takeover-mike-ashley-wise-15573502 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
20/12/1846m 15s

12RofC - The Video Game

The world of football gaming is a massive one and we’ve been reminiscing about some of our favourites from the past and the present. Is Pete in his element? Oh yes. Could you punch people on early versions of FIFA? Sort of. Was Kevin Keegan mugged off in the German version of his own game? Of course he was. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
20/12/1820m 35s

12RofC - The Outfield Player in Goal

Need we say more? One of the most enjoyable occurrences in football. So many things have to go awry for this to happen and we’re here to celebrate the mad occasions when they have. Sometimes it’s a calamitous nightmare, sometimes it leads to unexpected heroics and we’re here to gush about the lot. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
19/12/1822m 35s

12RofC - The Relegation Scrap

You probably don’t enjoy this one if your team is involved in one, unless you escape it, but what a consistently entertaining thing the relegation battle is. From great escapes by Portsmouth, West Brom and Leicester, we look back over some of the most memorable relegation battles we’ve witnessed, and have a little look at how they work in foreign climes. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
18/12/1824m 27s

Fighting Santas: Liverpool excel, Arsenal’s winning run ends and Neil Warnock isn’t happy

It’s not getting any better for Man United, is it? After Liverpool beat them handily at Anfield we yet again wonder what the hell is going on there, ponder how Arsenal will respond to their first defeat in ages, and sit in shock as Marcus says some very rude things about Everton. Elsewhere we ponder the magical qualities of good old Neil Warnock, have a surprising update regarding the Bart-Williams family and revel in Big Sol Campbell picking up his first win with Macclesfield. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Seriously though, what is going on with Man United?https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/17/jose-mourinho-manchester-united-defensive-dogmaGarth Crooks and his team of the week:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46586526Xherdan Shaqiri isn’t even surprised by how easy it was to beat Man United:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/liverpool-manchester-united-xherdan-shaqiri-a8686771.html For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
17/12/1850m 49s

12RofC - The Endorsement

Pele flogging viagra, Lionel Messi selling Japanese face cream, Pat Jennings as an oil filter… the worlds of football and advertising often combine in spectacular fashion and we’re here to look at some of our favourites. Kevin Keegan and Henry Cooper in the shower, Emmanuel Adebayor selling something called Power Horse, Wayne Rooney acting. There’s so much to enjoy. Merry Pringles.  This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
17/12/1825m 23s

12RofC - The Derby

Does a football match ever matter more than when it’s against your biggest rivals? Around the world passions flare and it leads us to some of the most enjoyable, intense and frankly mad spectacles that the game ever serves up. There’s your Boca and your River, your hotly contested yet geographically confusing battles, your small town rivalries. We’ve got the lot. Join in.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
16/12/1823m 1s

12RofC - The Online Footballer

Ah, footballers and the internet, what an endlessly brilliant combination. We celebrate the more bizarre, early examples of the form - Andy Carroll on Bebo, for example - while basking in the glory of some more recent accidental gems, like Phil Neville’s early morning beach excursions.It’s here to stay and it seems like it’s here to pump out and endless supply of Patrice Evra licking chickens, footballers arguing with themselves and borderline illegality. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.comThis show is brought to you in association with bet365***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
15/12/1820m 42s

12RofC - The Bust Up

We all love a football-based spat, be it between teammates, rival managers, or a Knight of the Realm and a slice of pizza. It may be neither big nor clever, but let’s be honest it’s brilliant and we love it. From classic Dutch bust ups, long running feuds between managers, or even between managers and institutions, to those momentary explosions of emotion that live on forever, we have a good old chuckle at the lot. Warning: Contains Tony Pulis. Nude.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.comThis show is brought to you in association with bet365***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
14/12/1823m 37s

Lazy Prince: Manchester vs Merseyside, Spurs marching on and a frosty Rafa Benitez

The giants of Manchester and Merseyside meet this weekend. Can Everton get something at Man City? Will Jose Mourinho try to destroy the spectacle at Anfield? We have no idea because none of it has happened yet, but we’re going to have a damn good chat about it all the same. In things that have already happened there were some excellent games in the Champions League, we learn of a football bullying story with a twist, and our best bettor gives us a brave and bold suggestion.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Alisson is pretty good:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/liverpool-napoli-champions-league-alisson-jurgen-klopp-aurelio-de-laurentiis-mohamed-salah-anfield-a8678956.htmlHere’s Jose, moaning again:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/12/jose-mourinho-manchester-united-valencia-champions-league-defeatEverything is definitely going to be fine at Newcastle:https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/rafa-benitez-assured-transfer-activity-15546527 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
13/12/1848m 52s

12RofC - The Maverick

The 12 Rambles of Christmas are back! This year we’re bringing you the 12 things we love most about football, starting with… The Maverick. We love those players who think differently, play differently and are… differently. From the big names who’ve changed the fabric of football itself, to the stars that shone brightly but briefly, to Adel Taarabt. We enthuse about those characters that make the game a little more special and try to get to the bottom of what makes them so great. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.comThis show is brought to you in association with bet365***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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
13/12/1823m 37s

A private smirk: Chelsea halt Man City, Mo Salah dazzles again and the Copa Libertadores is quite mad

Well, aren’t Chelsea an enigma? No sooner than we thought their flush might be busted they go and beat Man City, allowing a Mo Salah-inspired Liverpool to stay on top. We have a title race!Glancing around the rest of the sport we meet a piece of the puzzle we didn’t know Bournemouth were missing, learn of Karren Brady’s mind games and how eeeeeeeasy things are for Portsmouth right now. Also, Andros Townsend did not score this weekend.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:David Luiz is having a lovely time:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/chelsea-david-luiz-contract-new-deal-manchester-city-a8675011.htmlJurgen Klopp never doubted Mo Salah:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/09/jurgen-klopp-mohamed-salah-bournemouthA memorable Copa Libertadores final:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46500549 For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
10/12/1851m 34s

Think of the shareholders: Wolves beat Chelsea, spoils are shared at Old Trafford and Southampton get their man

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas after a dizzying round of midweek fixtures. We’re here to look at Wolves wobbling Chelsea’s wheels, Man United and Arsenal having a strange old contest of Who Can Score the Weirdest Goal and look ahead to Cardiff and Southampton scrapping for those delicious points. We also discover the surprising depth of Pete’s affection for Man United’s fans and board, make some bold(ish) predictions about Andros Townsend’s season and hear about some wonderful science that we all definitely understand. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:More damning of Jose Mourinho’s Man United:https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/manchester-united-vs-arsenal-jose-mourinho-malaise-premier-league-how-bad-facts-stats-a8669816.htmlRalph Hasenhüttl is ready to start:https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11700/11573153/ralph-hasenhuttl-rejects-jurgen-klopp-link-saying-he-wants-to-be-known-in-the-premier-leagueMaurizio Sarri is very publicly worried about his players:https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/dec/06/maurizio-sarri-chelsea-players-attitude-wolves-defeat For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
06/12/1846m 21s

Klopp in the box: North London is red, so is Jordan Pickford’s face, and Mark Hughes is out

A busy weekend as the North London Derby produces another classic, Mark Hughes collects another P45 and Jordan Pickford has a moment to forget. Particular highlights include the welcome return of Tim Sherwood embarrassing himself.There’s also the Scottish League Cup final, in December, further news of footballers egging innocent members of the public, and a very testing time for Partick Thistle. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@thefootballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you 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:Arsenal are making quick progress under Unai Emery:https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46420874Sout