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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

Mailbag: Parma, Real Madrid, Barcelona, and South Korean players in Germany

8/18/2018
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Yes indeed, it's the show where we here at OTC HQ answer *your* questions about European football. First up, as Parma are back in Italy's big time, James assesses what their chances of league survival are this season. Following that, we chat about the prospect of Real Madrid and Barcelona being moved to one side and a new era of super clubs being ushered in, find out what's happened to AS Cannes, and finish with a look at Asian players in the Bundesliga. Don't worry, there's also time for...

Duration:00:30:58

Welcome to the family: Ronaldo scores in traditional curtain raiser, Bayern batter their way to the Super Cup, and PSG open with a win

8/15/2018
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Ciao! We're back in the saddle for the second OTC of the season and first up we're running the rule over Juventus' first outing of the year, a game in which the great Ronaldo was inevitably able to make his mark on. We also take the time to assess Bayern Munich's ritual destruction of Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Super Cup, marvel at PSG's walkover against Caen, and wonder if Zinedine Zidane could really be off to Manchester United? All that and more (including a rare mention for Lee...

Duration:00:49:59

Mailbag: Kepa, Arsenal's new boys, and the Portuguese title race

8/11/2018
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It's the first Mailbag of a new season, and we start with Andy and James giving their thoughts on Chelsea's new goalkeeper Kepa. Meanwhile, and on the subject of new signings, the boys also give their opinion on the players Arsenal have picked up this summer. Elsewhere, there's time for James to recommend an Italian team for a Leeds fan to support, before Andy puts all our minds at rest by confirming that the Portuguese title race this season will probably be won by one of the two usual...

Duration:00:29:43

Back in the habit: PSG beat Monaco, Atleti gun for the title, Lopetegui has his work cut out, and Milan ring the changes

8/8/2018
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In the first On The Continent of the new season, Marcus, Luke, James and Andy embark upon a whistle-stop tour of Europe, taking in PSG's win in the Trophée des Champions and the prospect of any team challenging them in Ligue Un this season, Atletico's chances of lifting the La Liga title, and the job Julen Lopetegui has on his hands at Real Madrid. Elsewhere there's a good summary of the latest developments at Milan, Carlo Ancelotti's chances of success at Napoli and whether Juventus can be...

Duration:00:52:11

On The Continent: A Transfer Special

7/19/2018
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Marcus, Andy and Luke take 40 minutes to go through as many confirmed transfers as possible, starting in the first half with players moving to the Premier League from Europe - including Jorginho to Chelsea, Andriy Yarmolenko and Felipe Anderson to West Ham, Fabinho to Liverpool, and Sokratis and Lucas Torreira to Arsenal. In the second half we concentrate on players that have moved between European clubs, including Clement Lenglet's move to Barcelona from Sevilla, Thomas Lemar's transfer...

Duration:00:43:47

On The Steppe: France conquer the world and Cristiano Ronaldo becomes a Juventus player

7/18/2018
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In our final On The Steppe of the summer, Andy joins Luke and Marcus to talk about France's achievements, including how they won the World Cup and if we are to expect them to dominate international football for years to come. In the second half, we chat to James in Turin for the unveiling of Cristiano Ronaldo, and cover how it's been received in Italy, what it means for Italian football next season, as well as how the impact is likely to be felt in the Champions League. We'll be back...

Duration:00:46:05

On The Steppe: Croatia, France, Cristiano Ronaldo, and what next for Belgium?

7/12/2018
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The full complement of OTCers are back in the studio and looking ahead to the World Cup Final! We assess how Croatia have made it all the way to Moscow for the showpiece and what it would mean if Luka Modric were to lift the trophy given his issues back home, as well as run the rule over France and how Didier Deschamps has got Les Bleus purring ahead of The Big One. Elsewhere there's Belgium and Roberto Martinez's future, James and Andy's thoughts on England, and how the Three Lions' run...

Duration:00:48:21

On The Steppe: Big team casualties, previewing the World Cup quarter-finals, and Andy's back!

7/4/2018
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Rejoice! The full complement of OTCers are back! Andy is once again welcomed into the fold having returned from Russia following Portugal's exit at the hands of Uruguay. On this week's show, we discuss what's next for the big teams that have gone home early - Spain, Germany, Argentina and Portugal, before turning our attention to the quarter finals, including a chat with writer and broadcaster Kieran Pender in Moscow about Russia v Croatia and why Krasnodar weren't chosen as a host city...

Duration:00:48:03

On The Steppe: Neymar and Coutinho, Argentina go through, Spain and De Gea and the Belgian press

6/27/2018
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On this week's On The Steppe, James, Marcus and Luke run the rule over Brazil's performances so far, including Neymar and Philippe Coutinho's contribution, before chatting to Jonathan Wilson in Kazan about Argentina's wobbly progress into the knockout phase. After the break there's chat about Spain and their current goalkeeping issues, Uruguay's potential, and which teams have underperformed so far. Before we go, there's time for a look at what the Belgian press are saying ahead of their...

Duration:00:52:45

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