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Ex-pro Jimmy Bullard is joined by comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith plus a guest from the world of football to talk about the beautiful game and their outrageous experiences on and off the field. Tweet us using #MagicSponge.

Ex-pro Jimmy Bullard is joined by comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith plus a guest from the world of football to talk about the beautiful game and their outrageous experiences on and off the field. Tweet us using #MagicSponge.
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United Kingdom

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Ex-pro Jimmy Bullard is joined by comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith plus a guest from the world of football to talk about the beautiful game and their outrageous experiences on and off the field. Tweet us using #MagicSponge.

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English


Episodes

David Bentley Can Do It All!

12/6/2017
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S6 Ep6 - The one and only David Bentley is on The Magic Sponge podcast. Anyone that's not a fan of his, give this a listen and then see what you think. Stories about Arsenal, Spurs, Blackburn, Capello, Savage... Stacky sends in a voice message about... And if that wasn't enough Bullard calls up at the end while he's 'working' with Wayne Bridge. Hell of a last episode. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett and David Bentley The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel...

Duration:01:00:48

Razor, Merse, Rob and Ian

11/29/2017
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S6 Ep5 - Razor Ruddock joins Roba and Ian, plus Merson is back for another episode full of great stories. Razor seems to attract the interesting characters in a team so it's not a surprise to hear he hung out with Wrighty, Burridge, Sedgely... Gazza. It's amazing to think he played for England! Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Paul Merson and Neil Razor Ruddock The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration:00:44:04

Paul Merson did some miles!

11/22/2017
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S6 Ep4 - Paul Merson joins Rob and Ian (while Jimmy is off fishing). Merse is a guest we've been trying to get for a while and he doesn't disappoint. Stories from his whole career which include the time he lived with Gazza and a great one about going to Barbados. GOLD. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett and Paul Merson The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration:00:52:47

Gallen and Watson - The two Kev's

11/15/2017
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S6 Ep3 - The two Kev's wedge themselves into the smallest recording studio to talk about Gallen cracking his pubis in the Grenfell game, playing with Gazza, slogging it out in non-league management and starting out in the premier league. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Kevin Gallen and Kevin Watson The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration:00:41:53

John Salako AKA Jonny Salad

11/8/2017
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S6 Ep2 - Jonny Salad joins hosts Rob Beckett and Ian Smith while Sam Parkin (from the very first Sponge episode) fills in for the absent Jimmy Bullard. Pardew gets a mention as does Wrighty and Brighty not to mention the shoeing he got for slagging off some of the first team when he was starting out and playing for England. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Ray Parlour The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration:00:31:27

David Noble - Cliff diving with Graham Stack

11/1/2017
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S6 Ep1 - The Sponge is back for a brand new series and starts with an absolute belter. Stacky's mate David Noble telling some unbelievable stories from his time in (but mostly out) the game. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Ray Parlour The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration:00:45:17

Nearly Back! ...and It's Still October

10/28/2017
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S6 TRAILER - The Magic Sponge is HERE... Nearly. Rob, Ian and sometimes Jimmy give chat to guests - Paul Merson, Razor Ruddock, John Salako, Kevin Watson and David Noble. In the mean time here's a little trailer.

Duration:00:07:53

Leesa Mattress Special with Ray Parlour

5/24/2017
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S5 Ep8 - It's the final episode of the series and (thanks to our sponsor - Leesa Mattresses) we've only gone and got The Romford Pele - Ray Parlour! The Arsenal legend has some cracking stories including one about ex-England football manager Kevin Keegan... "like going on holiday to Vegas". And if that wasn't enough, Jimmy gets one over on Beckett and Smithy turns up late. Go to leesa.co.uk/magicsponge and type in the code MagicSponge80 for £80 off your LEESA mattress. Starring: Ian Smith,...

Duration:01:03:58

John Sitton and his 90s Nightmare

5/17/2017
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S5 Ep7 - John Sitton shot to fame for all the wrong reasons in the mid 90s after a C4 doc "Orient: Club for a Fiver" where he was more 'aggressive' to his players during a half time rant than was considered acceptable and was ostracised from the game. He sets the record straight as well as telling a stupid amount of amazing stories from his time in the game... He also swears quite a bit. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and John Sitton The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot...

Duration:00:45:22

Agent Ridgewell needs a new watch...

3/22/2017
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S5 Ep4 - Jimmy tries to explain away Pascal Chimbonda's revelation while the boys wait for Liam Ridgewell. Ridgy gives us the lowdown on his newspaper scandal as well a few Hendrie stories. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Liam Ridgewell The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Perason

Duration:00:37:24

The Sponge is Back... Nearly

9/1/2016
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S4 Teaser - The Magic Sponge returns next week for a brand new series but in the mean time Rob and Ian have a little chat about what they've been up to... while Jimmy is on his death bed. The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Duration:00:05:06

Jon 'The Beast' Parkin

2/23/2016
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S3 Ep8 - It's not only Adebayo Akinfenwa who's known as 'The Beast' in football, fellow striker Jon Parkin shares that nickname... and for good reason! The notorious Yorkshireman joins Rob Beckett and co to tell us about who he hates in football as well as numerous stories about faeces. Meanwhile, Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith join forces to commentate on Jon's wondergoal at Forest Green Rovers. We'd lover to hear your ideas for a new feature, tweet at #MagicSponge or leave a review! Also...

Animated Jimmy

2/19/2016
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S3 Extra - We've taken two of Jimmy's best stories and immortalised them as short animated films for your viewing pleasure! You can watch them on YouTube by searching for "Magic Sponge", head to #MagicSponge on Twitter or take a look on the Dave website.

Duration:00:05:02

Wonderkid Lee Hendrie

2/16/2016
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S3 Ep7 - Former Aston Villa midfielder and single England cap winner Lee Hendrie joins the lads. Not the most professional during his playing days Lee brings some outstanding stories including going out drinking with Peter Crouch and one unbelievable story about goalkeeper Stefan Postma. With Rob Beckett late, Ian Smith takes his chance at helming the podcast while in a Magic Sponge first Jimmy Bullard comes prepared, bringing stories of a dead duck and confetti at Hull City.

Duration:00:48:26