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No Easy Games - an alternative guide to world football. Tom O’Brien and Aaron Gales bring you the least comprehensive coverage of football from all four corners of the globe. It’s the greatest sport on earth, and we’re attempting to not ruin it for you. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

No Easy Games - an alternative guide to world football. Tom O’Brien and Aaron Gales bring you the least comprehensive coverage of football from all four corners of the globe. It’s the greatest sport on earth, and we’re attempting to not ruin it for you. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

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United Kingdom

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No Easy Games - an alternative guide to world football. Tom O’Brien and Aaron Gales bring you the least comprehensive coverage of football from all four corners of the globe. It’s the greatest sport on earth, and we’re attempting to not ruin it for you. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Language:

English


Episodes

2020 Vision #93

1/18/2020
It may be a new year but it's the same old nonsense from your favourite sporadic football podcast. We embrace yet another year of football with chat about our hopes and dreams for the year ahead and a thrilling test of Tom's footballing knowledge. Join us as we discuss Les Ferdinand's childhood crime spree, terrible footballing administration and hastily edited accusations of racism. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:24:48

The Tony Nat-hibberty Play #92

12/15/2019
'Tis the season and all that and what could be more festive than your favourite football podcast and some cheap sleigh bell effects? Join us for the No Easy Games Christmas special as we discuss Boxing Day bonanzas, Christmas presents and one of us hides underneath a coat. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Support No Easy Games by donating to their Tip Jar:...

Duration:00:22:30

He's not the Moyesiah #91

12/5/2019
Tom's not happy. But also, he is happy. And indifferent. It's a real emotional rollercoaster. Everton are dreadful again and Marco Silva's been sacked but what on earth happens now? Has the Amazon experiment worked and who has Euro 2020 fever? Join us as we discuss Michael Keane's coastal erosion, the footballing benefits of Brexit and the terrifyingly expensive nightmare that could be Switzerland v Ukraine. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:23:41

Cursed by the pre-record #90

11/20/2019
All that international nonsense is out of the way for a while now, so we can get back to talking about important stuff like domestic football. Although it’s probably not important to mention anything to do with Spurs and their managerial change so as not to embarrass Pochettino. Yes, that’s the reason. And not that we recorded it last week. Balls. Join us as we discuss referees needing to watch telly more, think of far too many dreadful footballers and try to remember who on earth is...

Duration:00:33:48

We still love you number 1115 #89

11/13/2019
England celebrate their 1000th international in this week's fixture with Montenegro, so your favourite part-time podcast got the gang back together to look at our personal highs and lows along the way. Join us as we discuss safari soccer, the evil eye of Jermaine Defoe and the king of the spoon benders. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/ Support No Easy Games by donating to their Tip Jar:...

Duration:00:28:50

Poor Teddy Walcott #88

8/30/2019
The 2019/20 season is several weeks old but for one founder member of the football league, it's never going to get started. Bury have gone bust, Bolton have only just survived and it all feels a little bit murky. Join us as we discuss the Trotters being taken over by Castolo, why Harry Kane should probably retire and the former Arsenal and England winner who just wants a brain. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:17:54

2019/20 Premier League: 19 great teams and Newcastle #87

8/9/2019
The Premier League gets underway tonight - and we've decided to spare you ten months of watching it by telling you exactly what's going to happen. We preview the big winners, losers (Newcastle) and everything in between. Join us as we discuss just how boring Southampton are, sham striker Joe Linton and which three Leicester players are in Brendan's envelopes. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:24:21

Steve Bruce: Newcastle Legend #86

7/19/2019
After the briefest of summer breaks, we're back for a brand new season of No Easy Games - and boy is Aaron thrilled. We catch up on the summer tournaments and the exciting news at the Sports Direct Arena. Join us as we discuss cowardly Rafa, defenders dicking about with placed penalties and the worst Euromillions lottery winner of all time. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:46:25

AFCON Group F: Ruled out nine months ago, but whatever... #85

6/21/2019
We made it... and just in the nick of time. With the tournament just hours away, it's time to head back to Africa for Group F - featuring Cameroon, Ghana, Benin and Guinea-Bissau. Join us as we lavish praise on a player who suffered an ACL injury almost a year ago, secretly getting the sack and the Pele without a floppy cock. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:16:03

AFCON Group E: The Tunisian Theo Walcott #84

6/20/2019
Just eight teams remain as we head to Africa once more to preview the rapidly approaching AFCON 2019. Top seeds Tunisia are joined by Mali, Mauritania and Angola in Group E in Egypt. Join us as we discuss the Lesser Eagles, permanent caretakers and subtle Lisa Stansfield references. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:10:57

AFCON Group D: Goodnight Sweethearting across the world #83

6/19/2019
Into the second half of the AFCON groups now - and yes, we are rapidly running out of time... Group D sees Morocco, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Namibia come head-to-head, a powerhouse group that becomes less impressive the more you read into it. Join us as we discuss the worst ones to watch selections of all time, a head coach who may or may not have been shagging his way around the world and Aaron having the shits. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided...

Duration:00:14:11

AFCON Group C: How many cows is your wife worth? #82

6/14/2019
Blasting through the AFCON groups like there's no tomorrow - it's time for Group C. We make another return visit to Senegal and explore Algeria, Kenya and Tanzania for the first time. Join us as we discuss the phenomenon of non-scoring international strikers, tournaments so terrible they might be played at Powerleague and the effectiveness of throwing chilli-filled condoms. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:12:41

AFCON Group B: Perilous online shopping purchases #81

6/10/2019
As sure as night follows day, Group B of the AFCON follows Group A in our series of previews. We make a return to Nigeria and visit Guinea, Madagascar and Burundi for the first time on No Easy Games. Join us as we discuss Britain's Got Talent stars turned international hired guns, box office success and the scheming power of jogging. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:15:39

AFCON Group A: Next thing she's eating my Rolex #80

6/7/2019
We continue our over ambitious journey into world football with a look at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, the biggest AFCON of all time. We kick things off with Group A, featuring last minute hosts Egypt, DR Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Join us as we discuss innovative defensive protests, a career defined by pointless stepovers and Mugabe's killer mermaids. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:18:24

Chile: Blow your whistle and collect some cones #79

6/5/2019
It's the return of the Nations League tonight - so to celebrate, we return to South America for the final time. Our final stop is Chile - and the first time the men's team have featured on No Easy Games. Join us as we discuss former footballer Alexis Sanchez, just how easy it is to be a PE teacher and disappointing Nations League apathy. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:12:56

Japan: Tidying IS fair play #78

6/3/2019
We're both pretty fond of Japan but we're sick to death of talking about them on this podcast. It's the fourth time we've wanged on about them in 12 months, so we really hope they're not at the Africa Cup of Nations... Join us as we discuss the Japanese Messi, wimping your way to knockout football and unlikely former Bolton players. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:14:51

Ecuador: Miming on keyboards #77

6/2/2019
It's our final new country of the Copa America previews as we head to Ecuador. Sadly, it's another head coach who might be a bit of a shit. Join us as we discuss the fear of the number seven, DJ Sash and spend far too long talking about an Easter soup. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:11:44

Uruguay: Fulham were in the Europa League final? #76

5/31/2019
Right. Let's move on to nicer countries. It's a return trip to Uruguay, liberal paradise of South America and the most successful international nation of all time. Join us as we discuss wardrobe malfunctions, the end of an era and whether a win over Uzbekistan even counts. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:13:24

Qatar: A little bit grubby #75

5/22/2019
And you thought Eduardo Berizzo was bad. Yes, it's Group B guest team Qatar - and it's fair to say we're not massively fans of them, albeit only because of all the terrible things we learn about the place during the course of the episode. Join us as we discuss naturalising foreigners, polluting the world and an appalling human rights record. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:12:14

Paraguay: It's like living on Wheel of Fortune #74

5/20/2019
After the farce of last time, we've ensured we're in the same room for today's episode. Paraguay are the latest nation we explore in our preview of the Copa America. Join us as we discuss terrible goalscoring records, challenging comedic language barriers and the inefficiency of clapping instead of using doorbells. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

Duration:00:12:31