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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: Sergio Ramos, Kevin Lasagna, and island-based clubs

10/20/2018
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This weekend on your all-new Mailbag, Marcus puts the boys through their paces on subjects as disparate as the personality of Sergio Ramos, Kevin Lasagna's international call up, and football clubs based on islands away from their respective country's mainland. There's obviously also time for all your usual favourites including the twitter rapid-fire round, and Marcus waxing lyrical about how good a striker he is/was (Gabriel Batistuta comparison, anyone?)... To have a question considered...

Duration:00:30:34

The Real McCoys: Germany lose to Netherlands and France, Italy win, and Spain react to England defeat

10/17/2018
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Ciao tutti! We're back with a round-up of the latest international games including Spain's defeat at the hands of Marcus Speller's brave England, Germany's two defeats against Netherlands and France, and Ronald Koeman's tenure at the helm of the aforementioned Dutch. In addition to all that chutney, there's Roberto Mancini and Italy, what next for poor old Poland, and the games you should be looking ahead to this weekend (including the food you should stuffing down your throat at the same...

Duration:00:48:31

Mailbag: Roma's Monchi, Germany's St Pauli, and OTC's Cannon and Ball

10/13/2018
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First up on the premier podcast about European football centred around answering questions from listeners on the internet, and no it isn't a packed list before you ask, it's Roma's Monchi and his manoeuvring behind the scenes. Is he football's Malcolm Tucker? After that we head over to eastern Europe and Russia, then it's St Pauli and the counter cultural touch points that come along with them, and finally a rapid fire Twitter round that includes Chris Willock, Jose Mourinho, and...

Duration:00:32:45

Tight trousers: Bayern stutter on, Madrid stumble on, the Ballon d'Or rumbles on, and Genoa and Chievo move their men on

10/10/2018
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Well we could hardly ignore the big stories this week, could we? Here, on your all-new On The Continent, we run the rule across why two of Europe's big beasts continue to struggle for form, and pontificate on which manager is likely to go first (clue: he's Spanish). Later, James provides us with an update on the Cristiano Ronaldo allegations and how they're being reported in Italy, and there's a word for Milan who, unlike Juventus, appear to be quietly going about their business. There's...

Duration:00:55:42

Mailbag: Portuguese players, Roberto Gagliardini, and Italian attendances

10/6/2018
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Happy Saturday! First up on this week's Mailbag, Andy explains why Portuguese teams aren't fielding many Portuguese players. After that, James talks us through the current situation with Roberto Gagliardini at Inter, before defending attendances in Serie A. And, before everyone pops off for the weekend, the chaps run the rule over their favourite football academies. Enjoy, and don't forget, to have a question considered for next week's Mailbag, @otcpod is your destination on Twitter and...

Duration:00:27:27

A Spanish blip: Madrid and Barca struggle domestically, a potential title race in Germany, and fish fingers, chips and peas

10/3/2018
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A very warm welcome back to On The Continent, thank you for lending us your ears! Up this time on *the* European football podcast of choice, we wonder aloud when Real Madrid and Barcelona are going to emerge from their current fug, try to establish how serious the bust up between Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique was, and give props to Sevilla. Elsewhere, we dream of a potential title race in Germany, as an ageing Bayern lose to Hertha Berlin and Borussia Dortmund take advantage, and we bring...

Duration:00:54:36

Mailbag: The fall of Kaiserslautern, the rise of Fabian Ruiz, sweepers and Red Bull

9/29/2018
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Every Saturday, we answer your questions about European football, and today is no different. We got ya back. Tune in this week for chat about former giants Kaiserslautern and the sorry state they currently find themselves in, Fabian Ruiz's prospects as Napoli's newest midfielder, and the death of the sweeper position. And, before we chip off for a cappuccino we also find time to chat about Red Bull's influence in the game, the curious case of Lazar Markovic, and the best...

Duration:00:38:34

Extending the narrative: The Best FIFA Awards, a trip to Turkey, Gervinho tears it up, and Havertz has a blast

9/26/2018
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Welcome back to your all-new episode of On The Continent! Marcus, Luke, James and Andy are all in situ and ready to ruminate over the latest goings on across Europe, starting with Luka Modric's coronation as the world's best player, and quickly turning to Turkey as Fenerbahce stumble and Basaksehir sit pretty. There's also time for a Gervinho wonder goal, some Roman remonstrations, and the latest Bundesliga wunderkind to appear off the production line, this time at Bayer Leverkusen, before...

Duration:00:58:21

Mailbag: Strikers in Europe, Paolo Dybala, Marcus Thuram and gelato

9/22/2018
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This weekend's Mailbag has landed and the boys open proceedings by discussing whether the world's top strikers are actually being produced by European countries. Later, James seeks to allay fears that Paolo Dybala's time at Juventus is up, Andy talks up the talents of one Marcus Thuram, and before they dash off there's just enough time to discuss everyone's favourite Italian dessert... To have a question included next time, hit us up: show@otcpod.com and @otcpod on Twitter. ***Please take...

Duration:00:34:03

Thank you for the days: PSG look disjointed, Schalke start slow, and Douglas clears his throat

9/19/2018
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If you're a brand new listener to On The Continent, a very warm welcome. If you're a returning one, a very warm welcome back! Sit back and relax as Andy, James, Luke and Marcus discuss all the most interesting stories from around Europe, starting with PSG and the current state of play after their Anfield reversal, Hatem Ben Arfa's move to Rennes, and Schalke's poor start to the domestic season. Elsewhere, there's news from Italy as SPAL get another win, Douglas Costa disgraces himself...

Duration:00:59:01

Mailbag: First team opportunities for young players, Antonio Di Natale, Aritz Aduriz, and pizza

9/15/2018
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It's the weekend! Why not celebrate by listening to the show where we answer your questions about European football? This time around, we ask how the rest of Europe views the Premier League, whether Italian youngsters have an easy enough path to the first team, and take time to appreciate a couple of legends of the Italian and Spanish club scenes. In addition to that there's a rapid-fire twitter round as usual, and lots more besides. Rejoice! To have a question considered for the Mailbag...

Duration:00:39:43

State of the Nations League: UEFA, Luis Enrique's Spain, Roberto Mancini, and a possible Napoli relocation

9/12/2018
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Welcome back to On The Continent, your one-stop shop for European football chat! This week, we run the rule over the first round of fixtures in the UEFA Nations League after Spain put Croatia to the sword and world champions France beat Netherlands. There's also news of a brand new European club competition (but don't get your hopes up, it won't be the return of the Cup Winners' Cup), and before we leave you bereft we take in a range of disparate subjects including Mick McCarthy, Bari,...

Duration:00:53:49

Mailbag: Demanding supporters, Roma's transfer policy, and Shakhtar Donetsk

9/8/2018
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Happy weekend everyone! It's time for another Mailbag, and this week Marcus, Andy and James answer questions about clubs with the most demanding support, Kevin Strootman and Roma's transfer policy, and North Korean forward Han. There's also time to chat a bit about Shakhtar Donetsk and their Brazilian contingent as well as all your best tweets before we sail off into the sunset again. Enjoy! To have a question considered for next week, email us: show@otcpod.com ***Please take the time to...

Duration:00:36:02

Quagliarella-ella-ella: Samp slice through Napoli, Betis are better in the derby, and Mbappe goes for a walk

9/5/2018
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Ciao, tuttii! We're back for another episode of On The Continent, the football show that dissects the best of the action across Europe. This week, we marvel at the evergreen Fabio Quagliarella and his atomic heel as Sampdoria give Carlo Ancelotti's Napoli a lesson, round up the best of the transfers around the continent including Fabio Coentrao's move back home, Quincy Promes' relocation to Seville, and Claudio Marchisio's transfer to Zenit St Petersburg. Elsewhere there's an early bath...

Duration:00:57:53

Mailbag: European Super Leagues, Braga, two year loans, and continental breakfasts

9/1/2018
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I just can't wait for Saturday! Well luckily you don't have to anymore because it's here. And that means it's time for another Mailbag. This week, we're testing James and Andy with subjects as diverse as Braga's title chances, the potential for a European Super League, and the increasing prevalence of two-year loan deals. Elsewhere, after #cheesegate, there's also time to discuss our favourite elements of a continental breakfast, so stick around for that. To have a question answered, hit...

Duration:00:34:08

Comebacks aplenty: Napoli overturn Milan, Porto throw away a two goal lead, and Nagelsmann puts his best face on

8/29/2018
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Hello OTCers! We're back with another instalment of your favourite European football show. James and Andy join Luke and Marcus to discuss all the latest events in Portugal, including a terrible day at the office for Porto, and entertainment par excellence in Italy. Elsewhere there's time to ruminate over the state of Real Valladolid's potential new owner (perhaps he can lay them a new pitch), and wins for Dortmund and Bayern Munich. Jah! To have a question considered for the Mailbag...

Duration:00:48:06

Mailbag: American players in Germany, Walter Mazzarri's Torino, and Portuguese barmen

8/25/2018
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Happy Saturday! It's time to relax after another hard week by listening to the dulcet tones of Messrs Speller, Horncastle and Brassell as they talk through your questions about football on the continent. This week, there's a question about why so many former Italian top flight teams are struggling financially, Andy gives us all the lowdown on American players plying their trade in Germany, and James runs us through the Mazzarri project at Torino before talking us through his favourite...

Duration:00:33:51

Beffa: La Liga heads to the USA, there's upsets all over Europe, and Lazio ultras disgrace themselves again

8/22/2018
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Welcome back to an all-new episode of On The Continent! This time around we start in Spain with La Liga captains taking issue with the decision to play league games in the USA, before getting stuck into Valencia's draw with Atletico. After that it's all aboard the upset train as Nimes shock Marseille, Huesca get off the mark away from home, Sassuolo beat Inter and holders Eintracht Frankfurt are dumped out of the German Cup. Incredible business! For all that and plenty more besides,...

Duration:00:51:33

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