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The Football Ramble are proud to bring you On The Continent, a comprehensive look at the biggest headlines from European football every Wednesday. Co-hosts Marcus Speller and Luke Moore are joined by punditry heavyweights James Horncastle and Andy Brassell every week to dissect the big stories from the continent with more than a little knowledge and humour. Expect chat from all the big European leagues, including La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue Un, as well as a few tales from off the beaten track as the UK's biggest independent football show combines with football's two best European pundits to divulge exactly what's happening On The Continent.

The Football Ramble are proud to bring you On The Continent, a comprehensive look at the biggest headlines from European football every Wednesday. Co-hosts Marcus Speller and Luke Moore are joined by punditry heavyweights James Horncastle and Andy Brassell every week to dissect the big stories from the continent with more than a little knowledge and humour. Expect chat from all the big European leagues, including La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue Un, as well as a few tales from off the beaten track as the UK's biggest independent football show combines with football's two best European pundits to divulge exactly what's happening On The Continent.
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The Football Ramble are proud to bring you On The Continent, a comprehensive look at the biggest headlines from European football every Wednesday. Co-hosts Marcus Speller and Luke Moore are joined by punditry heavyweights James Horncastle and Andy Brassell every week to dissect the big stories from the continent with more than a little knowledge and humour. Expect chat from all the big European leagues, including La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue Un, as well as a few tales from off the beaten track as the UK's biggest independent football show combines with football's two best European pundits to divulge exactly what's happening On The Continent.

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Episodes

On The Steppe: Marquez and Mexico, Milinkovic-Savic and potential German arrogance

6/20/2018
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On your second edition of On The Steppe, Marcus, Luke and James are in the studio and discussing Rafael Marquez’s political problems, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s potential next move and some of the decisions Brazil need to make ahead of their next game. Joining on the phone from Moscow are Russia-based broadcaster and journalist Eliot Rothwell who brings us up to speed on how the tournament has been received so far in Russia, and man-of-this-parish Andy Brassell who joins us for a...

Duration:00:50:07

On The Steppe: Spain lose Lopetegui, Belgium get warmed up, and Saudi Arabia look for a win

6/13/2018
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On your very first episode of our World Cup series On The Steppe, Marcus and Luke are joined in the studio by their right hand man James Horncastle to discuss Saudi Arabia's opener against Russia, Belgium's approach to their warm up games, and Uruguay under Oscar Tabarez. They're also joined by Jonathan Wilson on the phone from Ekaterinburg ahead of the aforementioned Uruguay's Group A game against Egypt, and Andy Brassell gives us an update from inside the Portugal camp ahead of their...

Duration:00:42:00

Mailbag: World Cup minnows, Gigi Buffon and where have all Hungarian players gone?

6/2/2018
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This week on the final Mailbag of the club season, James Horncastle and Jonathan Wilson join Marcus to discuss whether an unfancied side can win this summer's World Cup, whether Mario Balotelli is on the move, and where Gigi Buffon is going next. And finally, Jonathan fields a question on why Hungary are no longer producing world class footballers. To get in touch with us, please drop us an email on show@otcpod.com, and follow us socially: @otcpod Thanks for all your support throughout...

Duration:00:28:16

Next stop, Russia: What next for Real Madrid and Zidane, Liverpool move for Fabinho and it's the ruddy World Cup!

5/30/2018
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In your final OTC of the club season, Jonathan Wilson steps into the considerable shoes of Andy Brassell to discuss the continuing fallout from the Champions League final, followed by where Real Madrid and Zizou go next in their eternal quest for world domination, and anyway, are they actually that good? Elsewhere, James Horncastle brings us an update on a big potential transfer in Italy involving Mauro Icardi, Jonathan takes the opportunity to spin a few Adolf Hitler-centred anecdotes,...

Duration:00:56:11

Mailbag: Crotone, Memphis Depay, Serbia, and Roy Hodgson's reputation

5/26/2018
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Welcome to the show where we answer the questions about European football that are important to you! This time around we take in Walter Zenga and Crotone, including the best spots in the local hospital to watch games at Ezio Scida, Memphis Depay and his performances this season, Serbia's chances at the World Cup this Summer, and Roy Hodgson's reputation in Europe. There's also time for your Twitter questions of course, so stick around for that. To have a question considered for next...

Duration:00:30:00

Oliver Trousers: Emery gets Arsenal job, Ligue 2 takes leave of senses, and Inter take Champions League opportunity

5/23/2018
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This week on the penultimate OTC of the club season - the team run the rule over Unai Emery and what Arsenal fans can expect from him, we assess whether Patrick Vieira might be the man to take Nice forward, and also cover Sporting's defeat in the Portuguese Cup Final at the hands Aves. Elsewhere, Inter overhaul Lazio to take the final Champions League place in Italy, Carlo Ancelotti mulls over a job opportunity in Naples and Parma are back, baby! And before we go, Fatih Terim has brought...

Duration:00:57:35

Mailbag: Juventus, the Seville derby, and Europe's best footballing destinations

5/19/2018
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Holler at your boys because it's Mailbag time! This week Marcus, sat in the big chair, puts James and Andy through their paces on the following... What will come next for the Old Lady when the old guard retire? Just how good is the Seville derby? What's next for Mariano Diaz? And in addition to that, the team also dish out a few tips should you be planning a trip to Europe to take in a game. Allez! ***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your pods....

Duration:00:27:30

Not Very Sporting: Violence in Lisbon, Tuchel moves to Paris, Barca lose and Hamburg's time is up

5/16/2018
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It's On The Continent time, and as ever the fab four are discussing the big issues of the week in Europe, starting with the horrendous assault on Sporting's players, and whether it means Bas Dost will miss the Portuguese Cup final. Over in Spain, Barcelona throw away their chance to go a league season unbeaten at the hands of a resurgent Levante, who have now booked their stay in the country's top flight for another season, while in Germany is it a question of Titz out? Meanwhile, Thomas...

Duration:00:50:02

Mailbag: Travelling players of the 1960s, Real Madrid's youth system and the loan system

5/12/2018
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Get the party started because the Mailbag is here and answering your questions about football on the continent. First up we talk about the under appreciated Gerry Hitchens who plied his trade in Italy way before it was fashionable to do so, and then we hop over to Spain to find out just exactly what's going on with Dani Ceballos. After that we take the time to appraise some fairly controversial ideas, including effective time, and abuse of the loan system. To have a question considered...

Duration:00:31:10

Surprise, Surprise: Porto clinch the title, plucky PSG get another treble and unbeaten Barca navigate the Clasico

5/9/2018
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Greetings, fellow football enthusiasts! This week, we start proceedings with a look at Sergio Conceicao's Porto lifting the Portuguese league title before instantly linking him to a move back to his former club, Lazio. Sorry, Porto fans... After that we shoot the breeze on the feel good story of the week - Giuseppe Rossi bagging his first Serie A goal for four years. There's time for plucky PSG to get a mention as they put lowly Les Herbiers to the sword in the Coupe de France final and...

Duration:00:57:19

Mailbag: Mutu’s Return, Roma Shirt Sponsors, and Belgium’s World Cup Chances

5/5/2018
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This weekend we’re weighing up Belgium’s chances for World Cup glory, Roma’s shirt sponsors (finally), and how Lille in Ligue 1 have found themselves in such desperate times.

Duration:00:28:45

Marcus’ House Party: Real Madrid final, Mancini for Italy, and Young Boys win

5/2/2018
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This week – Real Madrid find a way past Bayern to reach another Champions League final, Andy Brassell addresses reports linking Nagelsmann to Chelsea, and Marcus mourns Napoli’s all but over title challenge. Elsewhere, in Switzerland – Young Boys Bern’s title win is lauded up by the chaps. Don’t forget we’ll be back with our Mailbag show this Saturday, and to have a question considered for that, it’s show@otcpod.com ***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever...

Duration:00:53:35

Mailbag: Young English players, Bologna and European newspapers

4/28/2018
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It's Saturday, and that means it's time for the team to answer your questions! This time around we field queries on young English players in Germany, Cagliari and whether they're the Italian Southampton, and how European newspapers' coverage of football differs in comparison to their English counterparts. Of course, before we wrap up there's also enough space to talk about your tweets too, including James advising an emigrating listener which Genoa-based team to support. Who will he go...

Duration:00:29:12

Roman ruins: Salah runs riot, Napoli keep the dream alive and Barca win the cup

4/25/2018
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James Horncastle hotfoots it straight from Anfield and tries to work out what the hell went on with Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final. And, sticking with Italian football, Marcus gets bloody excited about the prospect of a Napoli title win after their win over Juventus. Elsewhere, Diego Simeone and Atletico Madrid's travails, the Copa del Rey final, AEK Athens being crowned champions of Greece (we think), and we run the rule over Carlo Ancelotti's chances of...

Duration:00:49:11

Mailbag: Jean-Michael Seri, Shakhtar, Mendes' Men and rapid fire Twitter

4/21/2018
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This week on your all-new Mailbag, we field questions about Nice's Jean-Michael Seri and his likely next destination, Shakhtar's incredible scouting network and just how they do what they do (think Fernandinho, Willian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan etc) and what's next for Jorge Mendes' latest project now they've been promoted to the Premier League. Before we dash off, there's also time to smash through some rapid fire questions from Twitter (@otcpod) about Bayern Munich, head-to-head v goal...

Duration:00:32:11

It's Silverware Time: PSV and PSG crowned champions, Porto in the driving seat and VAR chaos in Germany

4/18/2018
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On this week's episode, there are champions to be crowned in Netherlands and France as PSV and PSG are top of the pops respectively, the latter battering Monaco into submission in some style. Elsewhere Porto seize the initiative by beating Benfica, but Napoli have a Serie A mountain to climb after a draw at the San Siro. But that's not all, because we still have time to discuss possibly the most controversial VAR decision we've ever seen in Germany in the game between Mainz and...

Duration:00:49:20

Mailbag: Keylor Navas, Gerd Muller, Sassuolo and English teams in Europe

4/14/2018
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The Mailbag is here, which means it must be the weekend! So sit back, relax and stick on the dulcet tones of Marcus Speller, James Horncastle and, in a Mailbag first, the great Jonathan Wilson. This week, there's questions answered from *you* the listener on the relative merits of goalkeeper Keylor Navas, Gerd Muller's place in the pantheon of great strikers, Sassuolo manager Giuseppe Iachini and the plight of English teams in Europe. Lots to get through then, and to have a question...

Duration:00:34:40

To Mordor and Back: Roma's conquest, Liverpool's triumph, Serie A, and Fernando Torres

4/11/2018
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With the delightful Jonathan 'J-Dubs' Wilson stepping in for the absent Andy Brassell, On The Continent returns with chat about Roma's incredible comeback against Barcelona and Liverpool finishing the job against an angry Pep Guardiola's Man City. There's time to chat all things Napoli after Marcus and Luke's trip to the San Paolo at the weekend, and Jonathan regales us with a barely believable encounter with Fernando Torres in Bloemfontein back in 2010. Don't forget we'll be back with...

Duration:00:52:06

Mailbag: Paris, PSV, Renato Sanches and Wolfsburg

4/7/2018
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This week in the show that attempts to answer your burning questions about football, we find out why there's no big second team in Paris, why PSV look further afield than the rest in the search for new talent, what's next for Renato Sanches and, roughly speaking, just how much trouble Wolfsburg are in. To have a question considered for our Mailbag, please email us at: show@otcpod.com ***Please take the time to rate and review us on iTunes or wherever you get your pods. It means a great...

Duration:00:27:36

CR7 Heaven: Ronaldo lights up the Champions League, Bayern sneak it and Porto slip up

4/4/2018
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Predictably, we open this week's proceedings by marvelling at the talent and application of the great Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid's beating of Juventus, before mentioning Sevilla's reversal at the hands of Bayern Munich. There's also time to discuss Fiorentina's recent form following their defeat of Udinese, including the potential of players Jordan Veretout and Giovanni Simeone, before we assess the current situation in Portugal as Porto lose two in three to hand Benfica the...

Duration:00:48:37