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'The Football Ramble' consists of 4 blokes who ramble on about football. Find answers to questions that you don't get on Football Weekly, The Game or football365.

'The Football Ramble' consists of 4 blokes who ramble on about football. Find answers to questions that you don't get on Football Weekly, The Game or football365.
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'The Football Ramble' consists of 4 blokes who ramble on about football. Find answers to questions that you don't get on Football Weekly, The Game or football365.




Tattoo Memories: England draw, Scotland slip up and The Rock get a win

England played their so called Ghost Game with Croatia and it was so eerie that everyone forgot to score or even really do anything of note. Spain are up next, who don’t look too bothered having just thrashed Wales. There are also Scottish woes, Welsh cheese and Northern Irish hard cheese, youth football dads, Usain Bolt showing what he’s about, the smell of what Gibraltar are cooking and the quiet acceptance of another song. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email...


Unplugged: England meet Croatia again, Scotland have a day to seize and Wales host Spain

The UEFA Nations League returns and Gareth’s Guys prepare to face Croatia behind closed doors with a couple of Marcuses in there. Just don’t get relegated, guys. It’s an exciting and intriguing week as there’s some exciting yoot throughout the competition, which we touch on before coming up with some Original Content about Ryan Giggs, talking about Nando’s black cards and learning about Pete’s storage options. It only seems right to tell you now that there is a double dose of Kevin Keegan,...


On The Continent Takeover: Mourinho gets out of jail, Liverpool and City exchange pleasantries and Bournemouth run rampant

Welcome to a very special episode of The Football Ramble, as On The Continent's James Horncastle and Andy Brassell step into the breach in Jim and Pete's absence, looking to bring a bit of European flair to proceedings! Do they succeed? You decide. Expect all the usual chat as we dissect Newcastle's reversal at the hands of Manchester United, Man City and Liverpool duking out a 0-0 draw, and a Christian Kabasele-inspired Watford capitulating at the hands of an impressive...


Ramble Meets... Howard Webb

In this edition of Ramble Meets... Luke talks to former professional referee Howard Webb. They discuss his humble beginnings in the game through to officiating the Champions League and World Cup finals (including THAT De Jong kick). They also find time to debate the pros and cons of video refereeing, as well how officials stay fit enough to operate at the top level. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: This is a re-release of a...


This foul jamboree: Jurgen vs Pep, Messi’s magic and Warnock’s wardrobe

We once again ride the Fortnite bus into our favourite sport/dramedy as we look ahead to the most anticipated ding dong of the season so far as Man City visit Anfield (via a new route), Spurs try to compose themselves after doing their best to halt a Lionel Messi masterclass and Jose Mourinho gets ready to tussle with his old foe Rafa Benitez. On top of all this, cabbages fly, England try a bold new technique of planning ahead, and dinner is on Mike Ashley. This show is sponsored by...


Hot in Herre: The Sturridge Redemption continues, Man United lose, Peter Kenyon returns…

A big week for the narrative as Man United’s struggles continue at a rejuvenated West Ham, while it’s all smiles at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool and Chelsea give us all hope that we’re in for a treat of a title race. And that’s not all! Dr. Donaldson’s super slick jingles are present and correct, Petr Cech gets head banging, and we have a new and unexpected Friend of the Ramble. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: ***Please...


Rice and ham: The Man United soap opera continues, West Ham wake up and Chelsea meet Liverpool again

Drama all over the place as the Jose Mourinho/Paul Pogba power play rumbles on in the press, West Ham give Macclesfield a battering and Phil Foden apparently reveals himself to be the reincarnation of the very-much-alive Andres Iniesta. We also wonder if we’ll ever see the full potential of the promising Eden Hazard, propose a feasible alternative for penalties and discover that it is possible for Going For Glold to get even more intense. This show is sponsored by bet365 Search ‘Football...


Silly sausages: Burnley gub Bournemouth, Man United struggle at home and King Kev speaks out

Welcome to your cat’s favourite podcast (all will be revealed inside) in which we bask in the glory of Burnley’s lovely weekend and ponder a future that features Aaron Lennon tearing it up for England. It could happen, shut up. Over at Old Trafford something still doesn’t seem quite right but luckily for Jose Mourinho we have a solution, we dream of a night out with Jamie Vardy, Geoff Shreeves gets some long overdue pelters, and there’s a welcome return for Antonio Cassano. Search...


Football: Liverpool have a lovely time, Man City not so much and Burnley need to wake up

A trio of returns to the Ramble headlines for Daniel Sturridge, Tony Blair and Pete’s former pop-punk outfit One Eyed Willy this week, surprising us as much as anyone else. We look back over some delicious Champions League action, improvise a kind of Neil Warnock fanfic and continue to give Jose Mourinho immense credit. Elsewhere Sven continues to be the gift that keeps on giving, Keggy pops up and there’s more flying food. The last two things are unrelated, but that’s probably...


Pies in the sky: Liverpool pass the Spurs test, Man United impress and Arsenal vanquish Newcastle

Hello. Us again. We’re here to dissect another excellent weekend of football, discussing who the Messiest goalkeeper in the league is - it’s not Petr Cech - West Ham’s birthday form and Pete’s trip to The Sports Direct Massive Mugdome. We also make the case to add further end of season awards, bask in the glory of Zlatan’s 500th career goal and learn that people are going wild about Hartlepool. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here:...


A fruity affair: Big George Weah rides again, Spurs host Liverpool and more pressure for Mourinho

The Premier League is back after the new-look international break and we’re all fascinated to see if it will be enough to wake up sleepy Harry Kane. There’s much to look forward to: Marcus Rashford hopefully getting a run out, Danny Ings back from a blister, MIKE DEAN. On top of all this there is the welcome and hopefully permanent return to international football for George Weah, a retrospective on the work of the band 5ive and, as ever, some Donaldson gripes. This show is sponsored by...


Ramble Meets...Michael Owen

Michael Owen crashed on to the scene in May 1997 in a Premier League game for Liverpool against Wimbledon, and marked it with a goal. Obviously. From then on his career was a whirlwind that involved setting international tournaments alight, a move abroad to the biggest club in the world, injuries, and goals. Lots and lots of goals. Marcus caught up with Michael for this latest edition of Ramble Meets... to discuss his career, what it takes to get to the very top, a certain night in St...


Terrible buses: England fall short, Scotland are undone, and Pete has a bee in his bonnet

England’s attempts to get the rave on came unstuck against Spain but it doesn’t dampen our enthusiasm for the UEFA Nations League. We get aboard the Fabian Delph hype train, ponder the locations of Gareth Southgate’s waistcoats and generally cut England some slack. Aside from the other notable international action we also reflect on Fort William’s latest gubbing, from Keith, no less, hear tales of Dennis Wise’s manners, and listen in wonder as Pete’s war on phrases continues. Search...


Confusement: The UEFA Nations League begins, England regroup and Denmark make do

It’s coming home again as England prepare for the inaugural UEFA Nations League campaign, and what a confusing campaign it’ll be if the format is anything to go by. Full disclosure, we’re all for it. If anything it isn’t complicated enough. We talk about England’s renewed spirit, double agents in the Bundesliga and the need for legs, while we also enjoy the musings of Robert Earnshaw and flood the show with Pompey mentions. This show is sponsored by bet365 Search ‘Football Ramble’ on...


Happy Gracia: Watford stay perfect, West Ham struggle and Arsenal muddle through

The sun is shining for Watford as they simultaneously ruffle Spurs’ feathers and give us all a lesson in parenting. At Liverpool, Alisson Becker gives hope of a recall to The Substitute Keeper and Joe Hart knackers himself seeing off Paul Pogba’s silly run up. We have an unsolicited update on Pete’s vendettas where the emails are supposed to be, discover that Phil Neville knows his ice cream and are disappointed to hear of some very unFulhamish behaviour. Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social...


Tom Seluk: Newcastle brace themselves, Watford face a test and Jose Mourinho demands respect

The Premier League says ta ta, Yaya, as Mr Toure heads off to Greece with a beautifully unnecessary parting dig from his agent, while across Manchester the Aretha Franklin tributes are starting to become a cause for concern at Hotel Mourinho. Elsewhere, Neil Warnock limbers up to try to cause an upset, Real Madrid send some suspiciously gracious correspondence and Going For Glold has its first full house of the season… This show is sponsored by bet365 Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social...


Ramble Meets...Carlos Carvalhal

Across a 35-year career in football, Carlos Carvalhal has gone from a no-nonsense centre-half in his native Portugal to managing Swansea in the Premier League, via spells at Sporting, Besiktas and a 2.5 year stint at Sheffield Wednesday in which his side narrowly missed out on promotion to the Premier League in both his full seasons at the club. As the first working manager to appear in our Ramble Meets... series, Carlos offers his insight in what it takes to be a head coach at the top...


Entering the video room: Wolves hold Man City, Arsenal get off the mark, and Richarlison goes for a walk

Hello everyone! Happy Monday! We're back in the saddle and ruminating over the weekend's games, starting with comeback kings Bournemouth and their draw against Everton, followed by a good chinwag about Arsenal's win over a slow-starting West Ham. Also on your all-new Ramble: Wolves roar, Roy Hodgson gets angry and a little big confused over a giant vespidae, Patrick Van Aanholt has a dig, and much, much more. Don't be a square, subscribe today! And to have an email considered for Pete's...


Engine room: Liverpool host Brighton, Wilshere returns to the Emirates, and Kenedy gets off scot-free

It's Thursday so it must be time for another preview show from The Football Ramble! What ho! This time around, we're casting our eyes across buoyant Brighton's trip to Anfield - can Chris Hughton's United-slayers cause another upset? After that we anticipate Jack Wilshere's return to Arsenal in his capacity as 50% of West Ham's engine room, followed by Newcastle United hosting Chelsea and loads more. There's also a dramatic Going for Glold and of course a Best Bet to look forward to, so...


Adult diapers: Man United slip up at Brighton, Chelsea and Arsenal duke out a thriller, and Steve McClaren is up to his old tricks

Here we go again! The Ramble's back for your aural delectation! To kick us off this week, Manchester United slip up on the south coast much to Brighton's delight, and Chelsea squeak past a profligate Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Elsewhere in the Premier League Watford pick up a lovely result at Burnley, Spurs ease past Fulham, and Luke is particularly animated about West Ham's defending (or lack of it), something that would have undoubtedly won the award for most pathetic backline display of...