The Preview Show: We’re off to Flamingo Land
02/03/2023
The Preview Show: We’re off to Flamingo Land
Pete’s back! He brings tales of alligator-infested trips to the Flamingo Land Stadium alongside ten other Brackley Town fans. They didn’t know who he was, either.Marcus, Vish and Jim are also here to look ahead to a bumper weekend of Barclays, as Sean Dyche bans sombreros from the Everton training g
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On The Continent: Europe’s financial imbalance and the Catalan Glenn Hoddle
02/02/2023
On The Continent: Europe’s financial imbalance and the Catalan Glenn Hoddle
Dotun, Andy and David Cartlidge provide the European perspective to a record-breaking Premier League transfer window and worry how savvy European operators might soon be squeezed out of the market.Elsewhere, we wonder if Bayern have the patience for their Julian Nagelsmann project and assses Barcelo
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The Ramble: Don’t let anyone dim your shine, João
02/01/2023
The Ramble: Don’t let anyone dim your shine, João
Someone pass Nobby Solano his trumpet, because Newcastle are heading to Wembley! Jim, Luke and Vish react to last night’s Carabao semi-final and a spending spree on deadline day!We discuss Sky’s coverage and why it suddenly resembles a Zoom call sales conference, before turning to the very best of t
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The Football Ramble’s Guide To… Number Nines
01/31/2023
The Football Ramble’s Guide To… Number Nines
Today, we unpack football’s most fabled shirt number and position: the number nine.Marcus, David and Vish steer you through the evolution of the position, from the sneaky goalhangers, to the all-action centre-forwards at the turn of the century, to… Vithushan Ehantharajah at university? Each iterati
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The Ramble: Like a Carroll out of water
01/30/2023
The Ramble: Like a Carroll out of water
Jules and Jim are joined by ESPN schills Vish and David to react to a busy FA Cup fourth round weekend! There’s an embarrassing confusion for Jules at a baby shower, while Jim has a theory about Andy Carroll after he put the studs in star-studded at Old Trafford and we brainstorm a new One Show segm
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The Preview Show: You better give me that effing crown
01/27/2023
The Preview Show: You better give me that effing crown
Marcus, Jim, Andy and Luke preview a big ol’ weekend of the FA Cup!Jim brings a troubling Mauro Icardi update, Roy Hodgson swoops down onto the pitch at Craven Cottage, and there are stunning revelations that Marcus once watched an entire Scottish Cup final in John Lewis’ TV section.Plus, can Duncan
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On The Continent: Making sense of the turmoil in Turin
01/26/2023
On The Continent: Making sense of the turmoil in Turin
Dotun and Andy are joined by Italian football expert Nicky Bandini to get their heads around the chaos at Juventus. We discuss what could come next, how much money the club owe Cristiano Ronaldo, and the possibility of the deduction being reversed entirely. Plus, could title-chasing Napoli really ge
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The Ramble: Console yourself with a refreshing Carabao
01/25/2023
The Ramble: Console yourself with a refreshing Carabao
Jules, Luke and Jim jump into the pocket of big Carabao for a bonus Ramble! Seriously though, why is the River Tyne so green and fizzy today?Elsewhere, Everton are in talks with Big Sam – seriously – and we find out that referees might be about to get a new card. Plus, the narrative couldn’t be stro
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The Football Ramble’s Guide To… José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola: Part 2!
01/24/2023
The Football Ramble’s Guide To… José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola: Part 2!
Today, we turn the Ramble spotlight onto the master puppeteer himself: José Mourinho.From the moment he sprinted into our footballing lives at Old Trafford with his coat billowing behind him, to his almighty fall from grace at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, we relive all his charm, flaws, and that a
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The Ramble: An awkward encounter with Jack Wilshere
01/23/2023
The Ramble: An awkward encounter with Jack Wilshere
There are barn cinders all over North London! Marcus, Jim, Vish and David react to an epic tussle between Arsenal and Manchester United.In more exciting news, Jim meets Jack Wilshere, Kate meets Frank Lampard, and everyone wishes that Liverpool didn’t meet Chelsea. Surprisingly, David then makes the
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The Preview Show: Cristiano’s World Cup final
01/20/2023
The Preview Show: Cristiano’s World Cup final
Marcus, Luke and Andy see in the weekend! We check in with Charlie Kane, struggle to translate a very unrelaxed and dehydrated Pep Guardiola, and bring news from Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut! Is that… Kasabian’s guitarist on the left wing?Plus, Luke finally completes his long-anticipated transformation
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On The Continent: A first trophy for Xavi, but is it a new era for Barcelona?
01/19/2023
On The Continent: A first trophy for Xavi, but is it a new era for Barcelona?
Where else to start this week but in Naples! After Napoli steamroll Juventus, Dotun, Lars and Andy explore just how Napoli have become the most exciting team in Europe – the secret is all in the midfield and one former Fulham man…Elsewhere, Barcelona’s young guns prove why they can edge Real Madrid’
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The Football Ramble’s Guide To… Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho: Part 1!
01/18/2023
The Football Ramble’s Guide To… Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho: Part 1!
Two managers have defined football in the 21st century more than anyone else. And luckily for us, they have also both absolutely hated each other! Across two special Ramble Guides, we’re exploring their influence and their hatred in all its glory. In Part 1, Marcus, Andy and Vish look at the career
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The Drop In: Lutz Pfannenstiel and how to build a football team
01/17/2023
The Drop In: Lutz Pfannenstiel and how to build a football team
How do you build a football team from scratch? That’s exactly the dilemma today’s guest has had to overcome!Lutz Pfannenstiel is the only footballer in history to play in all six FIFA continental confederations. And now, he’s sporting director of St Louis City, a brand new football club entering MLS
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The Ramble: Let’s not be silly
01/16/2023
The Ramble: Let’s not be silly
Marcus, Jim, Vish and Pete react to a huge weekend in the Premier League! Arsenal and Arteta exorcise their demons at Spurs, while VAR categorically does not in Manchester where Marcus Rashford set the record for the world’s longest dummy. We also discuss whether both Antonio Conte and Jurgen Klopp
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The Preview Show: Down and Wout
01/13/2023
The Preview Show: Down and Wout
It’s derby weekend, baby! And that’s just Moore vs Brassell…Marcus, Andy, Pete and Luke look ahead to two juicy derbies in Manchester and North London! Plus, Andy gets an absolute battering over another shameful Wout Weghorst prediction and Chelsea take their new car out of the parking lot and immed
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Bonus Teaser: The Teams of Our Lives - Arsenal's Invincibles
01/13/2023
Bonus Teaser: The Teams of Our Lives - Arsenal's Invincibles
**You can listen to the full episode and join our Patreon community here: patreon.com/footballramble**It's North London derby weekend! So last week on the Football Ramble Patreon, Marcus and Jim took a trip down memory lane...Every Sunday, we release a brand new bonus Ramble exclusively for our Patr
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On The Continent: The rise and fall of João Félix at Atlético Madrid
01/12/2023
On The Continent: The rise and fall of João Félix at Atlético Madrid
Dotun and Andy are joined by Miguel Delaney to discuss the big signing of January: João Félix to Chelsea. But how did Atlético Madrid go from spending over £100m on a player to farming him out on loan to Chelsea?We also discuss the reaction to Gareth Bale’s retirement in Spain, chaos at the French F
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The Football Ramble’s Guide To… Journeymen
01/11/2023
The Football Ramble’s Guide To… Journeymen
With Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Al Nassr, he’s now played for five different clubs in five different countries. So he has officially joined that revered, mocked and suspicious legion: the journeymen! But, what are they? What makes them tick? And why can some players – and clubs – just never settle?
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The Drop In: Neil Warnock and the secrets of management
01/10/2023
The Drop In: Neil Warnock and the secrets of management
Today’s guest needs no introduction. The gaffer for 1,603 games in professional league football, no one has managed more in England. Kate quizzes Neil Warnock about some of his surprising secrets of management and some of his many unsurprising bust-ups down the years. Plus, Marcus’ Warnock impersona
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The Ramble: Vish’s house price Ramble
01/09/2023
The Ramble: Vish’s house price Ramble
Vish is back on the pod! He joins Marcus, Pete and Jim for an FA Cup round-up with all the pace of a runaway train pushed by Cody Gakpo!We chat Newcastle doing Newcastle things, a new contender for football’s most attractive goalkeeper, and cupsets all over the gaff! Elsewhere, Pete wages war agains
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The Preview Show: Rather he didn't have done that
01/06/2023
The Preview Show: Rather he didn't have done that
Marcus, Pete , Jim and Andy are here to preview that most wonderful time of year: FA Cup third round weekend, baby! While Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr debut descends into chaos, we hear about scores being settled at Stevenage vs Newcastle in 2009, Accrington Stanley’s war with the council, and Vinny
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On The Continent: Can Napoli keep up their title tilt?
01/05/2023
On The Continent: Can Napoli keep up their title tilt?
Dotun and Andy are joined by Nicky Bandini to chew over the return of Serie A, where Napoli’s unbeaten run at last ground to a halt!We discuss whether this is a sign of things to come as teams struggle to return to form after a World Cup and winter break. Elsewhere, PSG also taste league defeat for
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The Ramble: One Salt Bae and a Funeral
01/04/2023
The Ramble: One Salt Bae and a Funeral
Jules, Jim, Pete and Lars choose violence today - just like Newcastle last night.They discuss Mikel Arteta’s latest touchline antics and Cristiano Ronaldo’s unveiling, where everything went to plan apart from forgetting which country he was in. Plus, crises galore! Everton and James Tarkowski head s
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