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An alternative guide to world football Tom O’Brien and Aaron Gales bring you the least comprehensive coverage of international football’s big games, teams and tournaments. 2019 is a huge year for the beautiful game - with the Nations League finals, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and Women’s World Cup on the way. 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/

An alternative guide to world football Tom O’Brien and Aaron Gales bring you the least comprehensive coverage of international football’s big games, teams and tournaments. 2019 is a huge year for the beautiful game - with the Nations League finals, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and Women’s World Cup on the way. 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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An alternative guide to world football Tom O’Brien and Aaron Gales bring you the least comprehensive coverage of international football’s big games, teams and tournaments. 2019 is a huge year for the beautiful game - with the Nations League finals, Copa America, Africa Cup of Nations and Women’s World Cup on the way. 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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Episodes

Sweden: He's uncovered some bodies #67

4/18/2019
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We've reached our final episode of our preview of all 24 nations competing this summer at the women's World Cup. Our final team are Sweden - can they make their mark in France? Join us as we discuss the shit the Swedish coach must have seen, how little Aaron has paid attention to the format this series and falsely accuse politicians of incest. 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:00:18:44

Chile: They went full Arsenal #66

4/15/2019
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Our penultimate episode previewing the women's World Cup takes us back to South America. Chile missed out on the men's World Cup but will look to make their mark on the women's world stage this summer. Join us as we discuss temporary teaching careers, affordable fines and domestic chickens. 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:00:14:10

Thailand: Using The Hangover as honeymoon inspiration #65

4/12/2019
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No Easy Games doubles up as a travel diary as we head east to Thailand for the first time. Roving reporter Aaron forgets about his wife momentarily to file a report from his honeymoon as we preview their World Cup chances. Join us as we discuss top shagger t-shirts, formal driving attire and for some reason, Spencer Prior. Contains some strong language and a lazy dream/harp sound effect cliche. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:15:43

USA: She's one of our own, oh Jill Ellis, she's one of our own #64

4/8/2019
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Into our final group in our women's World Cup previews now - and they don't get any bigger in women's football than the USA. Three-time world champions America will head to France as the big favourites - but can they retain? Join us as we discuss ski jackets in Spring, skipping season two of Friday Night Lights and nonsensical sporting phrases like Final Four, Big Ten and third-tier All-American. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative...

Duration:00:25:50

Netherlands: Don't mention Holland. I think I mentioned it once but got away with it #63

4/5/2019
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Group E comes to a close with the European Champions. The Netherlands won their first major international trophy in 2017, how will they get on in France at this summer's World Cup. Join us as we discuss accidental red light district visits, giving Craig Bellamy a verruca and lament the loss of Fruit Allsorts. 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:00:24:01

New Zealand: Not arsed about tiny grassy houses #62

4/1/2019
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Just six teams to go on No Easy Games, and another new nation for us to visit. New Zealand are in search of a first-ever World Cup victory in France this summer. Join us as we discuss the pointlessness of the OFC, the danger of lawn bowls and The Black Cocks. 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:00:19:24

Cameroon: Laminate flooring ruined by skulls #61

3/29/2019
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We continue in Group E with another trip to Africa, a continent that above all else, we love. It's Cameroon and their second World Cup appearance. Join us as we discuss unemployed strikers, the pros and cons of king prawns and out-of-date Jordan Pickford chat. 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:00:17:18

Canada: North American Last of the Summer Wine #60

3/25/2019
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We head to Group E now and the first of four brand new nations on No Easy Games. Hosts four years ago, how will Canada get on in France at this summer's women's World Cup? Join us as we discuss kit segregation, going full-Bielsa and frying bread dough. 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:00:20:10

Japan: Overachieving astronauts #59

3/22/2019
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We close out Group D with Japan - the former women's world champions. Runners-up four years ago, how will they get on this summer in France? Join us as we discuss Yoshinaka's wet nurse, pseudo-goose and an ethical approach to Team Or. 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:00:16:20

Argentina: Two-tone hair and ill-fitting tracksuit bottoms #58

3/18/2019
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A newspaper article recently suggested they were the worst team at the entire competition. Don't let that put you off from listening to our comprehensive Argentina preview. Join us as we discuss managerial hairpieces, the Fylde coast and squirting perfume on knickers for Ricey. 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:00:15:34

Scotland: Make Big Sam Great Again #57

3/14/2019
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It's a first-time world cup appearance for Scotland as they get set for a debut at France 2019. How will the Tartan Army get on at this summer's women's world cup? Join us as we discuss Steven Avery's Sunderland career, the resurrection of a fishwife and debate whether or not commercial flights between Didsbury and Chorlton would be a winner or not. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar, provided under CC-BY SA Creative Commons License...

Duration:00:25:39

England: A grown man with highlights #56

3/11/2019
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An English team heading to a world cup as genuine contenders? We explore Phil Neville's sides chances fresh from a SheBelieves Cup win that we didn't mention due to scheduling reasons BUT DON'T HOLD THAT AGAINST US We continue our preview of the women's world cup with Marta and the rest of her teammates. Join us as we discuss revolutionary Whatsapp group texting, trying to get Laura Kenny to promote the podcast and heartbreaking Bake-Off contestants. Contains some strong language. Theme...

Duration:00:41:17

Jamaica: I've got the cake out, I think it's done #55

3/7/2019
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For the first time in their history, Jamaica's women will be at the world cup - and for the first time in No Easy Games history, one of our wives appears on the podcast. We hurtle towards the halfway mark of our preview of all the teams at France 2019. Join us as we discuss East German slow hand claps, whether Aaron was the only person to actually buy a Shaggy album and whether coffee can be rare if you can buy it on Amazon. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by Jahzzar,...

Duration:00:17:52

Brazil: Pele is a dickhead #54

3/4/2019
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They've got one of the best players in the world in their squad - how will Brazil get on in France? We continue our preview of the women's world cup with Marta and the rest of her teammates. Join us as we discuss taxi driver stereotypes, booing Tom Brady and Pele being a dickhead. 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:00:17:04

Italy: Not as much pasta as you'd think #53

3/1/2019
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Finally. 13 months in and Tom gets his wish with a trip to Italy who make their women's world cup return after a 20 year absence. Join us as we discuss pizza language confusion, unimpressive pasta boasting and unenforceable dog laws. 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:00:15:59

Australia: It's a bit far #52

2/26/2019
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Into Group C now as we countdown to the women's world cup in France this summer. The Matildas of Australia are our seeded team in this group - can they go beyond the quarter-finals this time? Join us as we discuss it being a bit far, managerial chaos and Kylie's arse. 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:00:17:43

South Africa: Iconic pastries of the world #51

2/23/2019
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The world cup countdown continues with our final group B side and a No Easy Games debut. South Africa are set for their first-ever world cup appearance - how will they get on in France? Join us as we discuss 1980s pop mountains, completely made up rankings and the world's most iconic pastries. 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:00:11:45

Spain: Millie Bobby Brown, for some reason #50

2/19/2019
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We've made it. A half-century of episodes and in true No Easy Games style, we completely forgot about it and make zero reference to it. Spain's women's teams have been impressing at youth level - how will the senior side get on at this summer's world cup? Join us as we discuss piercing managerial eyes, firewater and for some reason, pick someone better known for being English or even American as our fifth influential Spanish woman. Contains some strong language. Theme music - Dirt by...

Duration:00:11:42

China: Unpleasant toilet talk #49

2/16/2019
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Our preview of Group B at the 2019 Fifa Women's World Cup continues as head east to China. Finalists in 1999, how will the Chinese women's side get on 20 years later? Join us as we discuss just how difficult it is to pronounce your own surname, open-crotch trousers and Aaron's dirty West Yorkshire protests. 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:00:14:18

Germany: Mad nuns and contraception #48

2/8/2019
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We're back in the echo cave as we move into Group B of the 2019 Women's World Cup. Two-time world champions Germany are your seeded team - but they've got a brand new manager. Join us as we discuss mad nuns, managers that look a bit like MP Michael Fabricant and Aaron's disgust at contraception pioneers. 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:00:15:49