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In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world—as well as a shared inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then, the boys have come a very long way: from a best-selling book to sold out live shows. Now, joined by Jules Breach, Kate Mason, Andy Brassell and Vithushan Ehantharajah, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Friday. Lend us your ears and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest stories from the Premier League and all around Europe, all with an eye for both the sublime and the ridiculous.

In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world—as well as a shared inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then, the boys have come a very long way: from a best-selling book to sold out live shows. Now, joined by Jules Breach, Kate Mason, Andy Brassell and Vithushan Ehantharajah, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Friday. Lend us your ears and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest stories from the Premier League and all around Europe, all with an eye for both the sublime and the ridiculous.

Location:

London, United Kingdom

Description:

In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world—as well as a shared inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then, the boys have come a very long way: from a best-selling book to sold out live shows. Now, joined by Jules Breach, Kate Mason, Andy Brassell and Vithushan Ehantharajah, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Friday. Lend us your ears and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest stories from the Premier League and all around Europe, all with an eye for both the sublime and the ridiculous.

Language:

English


Episodes

Fulham can indeed score penalties, West Ham climb to fifth, and head injuries in football

12/1/2020
Hold on to your hats, ladies and gents: Fulham have finally scored a penalty! Jules, Luke and Andy are here with reactions after Ivan Cavaleiro’s confident strike gave Fulham a vital win over topsy-turvy Leicester. Meanwhile, something is bubbling away on the other side of London as West Ham sneak into FIFTH after their win over Aston Villa. We also discuss the fallout from Raúl Jiménez’s nasty injury and what can be done to improve concussion protocols in the game, before hearing a...

Duration:00:58:14

José’s little pony, West Brom get their first win, and Klopp vs Kelly

11/30/2020
There’s an absolute boatload of football for our own three little ponies to get stuck into on today’s Ramble, as Marcus, Vish and Pete round off another weekend of football. Chelsea and Spurs played out a tense draw that left Frank prickly in the post-match, while José Mourinho was his usual calm and thoughtful self. Elsewhere, West Brom finally got their first win of the season, Man United overcame in-form Southampton, and eighth-tier Marine FC advanced to the third round of the FA Cup...

Duration:00:50:49

The Preview Show: Europa League action, Leeds United’s acid test, and Joe Hart’s inswinging deliveries

11/27/2020
The Europa League threw up some crackers for Marcus, Luke and Vish to get stuck into on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway. We start with yesterday’s football, as Harry Winks turned into David Beckham and Jamie Vardy saved Leicester’s bacon at Braga. Elsewhere, we look ahead to some of this weekend’s Premier League action as Chelsea try to break down a stubborn Spurs and Leeds face a proper test at Goodison Park. There’s also time for us to touch on our favourite Diego...

Duration:00:56:00

Goodbye El Diego, Atalanta punish Liverpool, and Manchester City are back in the knockouts

11/26/2020
Diego, thank you for the memories. Join Kate, Andy and Jim as we look back on all that made the man great: his flaws, his wonderful vindictive streak, his belly slides, and the incredible things he could do with a football. It’s a very special Diego Corner indeed. Elsewhere, football goes on and we spend some time on a difficult night for Liverpool - who suffered their heaviest home defeat under Jürgen Klopp. Plus, Sergio Reguilón has been given a ham for his good work on Sunday and Brendy...

Duration:00:52:09

Chelsea march into the Champions League knockouts, Manchester United get revenge, and Steve McClaren is back in business

11/25/2020
After a bit of a falling out over who was sitting where in the studio this morning - Emmanuel Dennis style - Marcus, Andy and Pete have made peace for Shteve McClaren’s sake. We reflect on a return to form in the Champions League for Manchester United and doff our caps to Olivier Giroud’s towering header that clinched Chelsea’s knockout spot. Plus, Pete has a new game - or punishment - for Andy, and we explain why some pilots in Russia have drawn something naughty with their plane to...

Duration:00:50:55

Fans to return to stadiums, Wolves peg back Southampton, and welcome to the Bulgarian Army!

11/24/2020
Football fans: welcome back to your happy place! Alan Pardew: welcome to the army! Jules, Jim and Luke are here to celebrate the scheduled return of (some) football fans to stadiums and the prospect of some normality. It was certainly back to normality for Burnley last night, as they ground out a win in a 1-0 classic, while the 80s detectives derby saw Theo Walcott bag a goal for Southampton. Elsewhere, a 9-year-old applies for the Derby job yet is somehow still more qualified than Pards,...

Duration:00:49:22

A José Mourinho vintage, Leicester headbutt their ceiling, and Danny Welbeck rolls back the years

11/23/2020
If the international break was a scary, alien concept fraught with uncertainty, then this weekend’s Premier League action was like putting on your favourite jumper. Snuggle in with Marcus, Pete and Vish as we mull it all over on today’s episode of the Football Ramble! A vintage José Mourinho performance - on the touchline and in subsequent interviews - helped Spurs to an important win over Man City. Elsewhere, Liverpool looked like their rabid old selves against Leicester and Danny Welbeck...

Duration:00:53:52

The Preview Show: Pep v José, training ground bust-ups aplenty, and Marcus starts a war with Canada

11/20/2020
Welcome to your all-new episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! With that the pesky international break now out of the way, Marcus, Andy and Luke are here to run the rule over the big weekend Premier League games - including Tottenham v Man City, Newcastle v Chelsea and Fulham v Everton. Elsewhere, there's controversy in the email section as Marcus lays a marker down to an entire nation, and we round things off with a titanic tussle for the ages in the latest instalment of Luke's...

Duration:00:58:02

England put Iceland to the sword, Wales take their seat at the top table, and how to greet Sir Alex Ferguson

11/19/2020
That was more like it, wasn’t it? England cruise past Iceland as Phil Foden and Jack Grealish turn on the style. Not that Jules, Vish and Jim allow themselves to get carried away, of course. Elsewhere, Wales secure a dream promotion to the top tier of the Nations League and Kieffer Moore looks really happy about it, while Scotland go down to Israel but will definitely still boogie on. Plus, we learn how Andrei Kanchelskis greeted a certain Scotsman at Manchester United in the worst - or...

Duration:00:53:10

Spain batter Germany, Antonio Conte’s got the secret, and content king Ben Foster

11/18/2020
The Nations League just keeps throwing us curves, as Spain inadvertently hit Germany for six while out for an evening stroll. Join Kate, Vish and Pete for an equally quaint saunter through the latest footballing nonsense on today’s episode of the Football Ramble! Away from the Nations League, we hear of Antonio Conte’s astute predictions while he was Chelsea manager and take a tour through Liverpool’s creepy new training ground. There’s also time for Ben Foster’s latest online venture, as...

Duration:00:45:29

Managerial moves in the Championship, a Faroe Islands handball update, and José Mourinho loves the international break

11/17/2020
This little gap in football's relentless onslaught means Marcus, Luke and Pete have time to talk about some managerial changes in the Championship, as two legends at each end of the managerial spectrum take up new roles. Wayne Rooney stepped up at Derby for the time being, while Tony Pulis began his 11th managerial stint after taking the Sheffield Wednesday job! Elsewhere, we check in with José Mourinho after an international break jam-packed with fun and frivolity. We also hear the tale of...

Duration:00:42:12

England fail to qualify, Wales keep another clean sheet, and the sad passing of Ray Clemence

11/16/2020
That’s it, then. It’s all over: England are out of the Nations League. Dry your eyes, mate - Marcus, Andy and Jim are here to conduct the post-mortem. England's tentative performance against Belgium saw Jack Grealish impress yet again, but few else were able to stake a meaningful claim for inclusion. We also look over the rest of the weekend’s Nations League action as Scotland’s unbeaten run ended while Wales’ rolls on. Finally, we take some time to celebrate the wonderful career of former...

Duration:00:42:25

The Preview Show: Scotland make history, heartbreak for Northern Ireland, and England’s evening stroll

11/13/2020
It took them 22 years, but they’re back in the big time: Scotland have qualified for a major tournament! Marcus, Luke and Vish are here to celebrate on today’s episode of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! David Marshall’s penalty heroics helped the Scots claim a famous victory in Serbia, while Northern Irish hearts were broken after a Slovakian winner in extra-time spoiled their Euro 2020 dream. Elsewhere, we look over England’s straightforward win against Ireland, as Jack Grealish...

Duration:01:01:06

Big nights for Scotland and Northern Ireland, a seventeen-year-old scout, and is Ronaldo coming home?

11/12/2020
Vish is back and his nerves are jangling for the Scots. But the Snodfather and an intimidatingly jovial Steve Clark appear to be ready for a historic night in Belgrade. Kate, Andy and Vish also look ahead to Northern Ireland’s crunch tie against Slovakia, reflect on Jude Bellingham’s England call-up and critique Robbie Fowler’s poetry. Plus, we fill our boots with wicked whispers that Ronaldo is returning to Old Trafford. And then promptly empty them again. Join us! Search ‘Football...

Duration:00:51:23

Greg Clarke resigns from The FA, another dinosaur returns, and Danny Drinkwater puts himself out there

11/11/2020
We begin today's episode with the abrupt resignation of Greg Clarke from The FA after he made a string of offensive remarks while discussing diversity in football. Jules, Andy and Jim discuss the fallout and what meaningful actions The FA should take to promote diversity and inclusion within football governance. Elsewhere, we celebrate the return of Gunnersaurus thanks to a rotating shift of freelancers, applaud Danny Drinkwater's search for a club and worry about the future of the EFL as...

Duration:00:48:11

International football stumbles on, Phil Neville’s whispers of support, and our new true-crime podcast

11/10/2020
Marcus, the only man on Earth currently excited about international football’s return, joins Jim and Pete for another hard-hitting episode of the Football Ramble. Strap yourselves in. England’s friendly against Iceland looks set to go ahead - despite quarantine regulations trying their best to disrupt proceedings - while Didier Deschamps is looking forward to Paul Pogba’s break from Man United. Elsewhere, Philadelphia Union celebrate victory with Captain America’s help and fans of Wrexham...

Duration:00:40:05

The joys of the FA Cup first round, Liverpool and Man City share the spoils, and Aston Villa impress again

11/9/2020
Fancy a bit of extra chaos in your football life? Then get involved with the first round of the FA Cup! Kate, Luke and Pete certainly have on today’s episode of the Football Ramble. Alongside those upsets, penalty shoot-out wins and goals from inside the halfway line, we look back at a swathe of Premier League action from the weekend. Southampton, Spurs and Leicester jostled for pole position, with the Foxes coming out on top after their win against Wolves. We also pore over Man City and...

Duration:00:50:23

The Preview Show: Liverpool take on Manchester City, Pickford gets Southgate’s support, and PPV set to be scrapped

11/6/2020
Marcus, Jim and Luke are here for a bumper edition of The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! Liverpool take on Man City this weekend, but are Southampton going to storm aboard and make off with the Premier League booty? Elsewhere, it’s crunch time for Sean Dyche’s Burnley as they face Brighton, who have been without egomaniac Neal Maupay after an "incident". Gary Southgate’s also announced his latest squad, so we reflect on the break-up of iconic duo Foden & Greenwood and ask whether Reece...

Duration:00:58:03

Demba Ba punishes Manchester United, Chelsea mop up again, and former players join dementia study

11/5/2020
Marcus, Pete and Andy pore over another intriguing night in the Champions League after Manchester United were undone by an inspired Demba Ba and some bizarrely forgetful defending. Meanwhile, Chelsea’s miserliness continues and Timo Werner seized penalty-taking duties. The chaps also talk about football’s troubling connection to dementia after news that 30 former Premier League players have signed up to a study examining early signs of the disease. Plus, they discuss the heartwarming story...

Duration:00:43:34

Jota shines again, Manchester City keep on rolling, and Villas-Boas rallies the troops

11/4/2020
Last night’s Champions League saw another set of impressive displays for Liverpool and Manchester City - Pep is even giving his players a day off! Surely there’s got to be a catch. Marcus, Andy and Jim are back in the studio to review the action as Diogo Jota leads Liverpool’s line with aplomb, Fernan Torres bags another goal, and Andre Villas-Boas delivers an inspirational rallying cry for his Marseille players. Join us! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:43:01