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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

Same as it ever was: Messi hits the magic 400, Neymar staying put and Gattuso two-foots his own player

1/16/2019
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Welcome to this week's On The Continent, it's bloody marvellous to have your company. Plenty to get stuck into this week as Lionel Messi continues to normalise the extraordinary, Neymar looks to be staying in Paris, and Iñaki Williams pulls up more trees for Athletic Bilbao. In other transfer news, Gonzalo Higuain looks like he may be on the move, but to where? And if it's Chelsea what does that mean for Alvaro Morata? Elsewhere we appraise the current contract situation with Mauro Icardi,...

Duration:00:50:27

Mailbag: Milinkovic-Savic, Sergi Roberto, and the great head-to-head debate

1/12/2019
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Welcome to this weekend's Mailbag, helmed by Luke who is joined by Andy and James to discuss all the burning questions you guys have in your respective lockers. This time around we start off proceedings by finding out what's happened to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic following all 2018's hype, and quickly follow that with a bit of appreciation for Barcelona's Sergi Roberto. And, before we head to the conversational hinterland that is Twitter, we take time to hear the pros and cons of switching...

Duration:00:35:00

Dead Woodward: Marseille crash out, Pepe heads home, and Hudson-Odoi potentially heads out

1/9/2019
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It's time for your all-new episode of On The Continent, and we're delighted to welcome Mr Andy Brassell back into the fold after his very own winter break. We start with trying to find out what the hell is wrong with Marseille before lauding the Coupe de France's format and its continual ability to entertain. After that it's all January's latest transfer gossip, including Diego Godin and Callum Hudson-Odoi prospective moves. Before we go we find time to celebrate Alaves' achievements so...

Duration:00:52:03

Mailbag: Handanovic, Zola, and the footballers of east Germany

1/5/2019
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This week, Jonathan Wilson joins regulars James Horncastle and Marcus Speller to offer his insight into why football clubs in the east of Germany have struggled since reunification. Meanwhile, James talks about Gianfranco Zola's legacy in Italy, as well as a bit about Samir Handanovic, and Jonathan wraps things up by assessing the chances of a team from eastern Europe challenging for European honours again. We're always available on email here: show@otcpod.com, and on those socials here:...

Duration:00:23:26

Defenceless: Fabio Quagliarella, Christian Pulisic, and a lack of rearguard discipline

1/2/2019
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Welcome to your first OTC of 2019! We're in the future now, people. But don't worry, there's no robots or flying cars yet, just your regular European football chat from Marcus, Luke, James, and this week, the legendary Mr Jonathan Wilson. This time around, there's plenty of reaction to all the big stories over the festive period, including Fabio Quagliarella's purple patch, Christian Pulisic's move to Chelsea, and the latest fallout from the deplorable racism we saw on Boxing Day in...

Duration:00:51:44

Mailbag: Racism in Europe, a look at La Masia, and the state of play at Valencia

12/22/2018
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Welcome to the very final episode of On The Continent of 2018! It's the weekend before Christmas but that won't deter us from talking about the big issues as chosen by you, and this time we start with discussion around how the Raheem Sterling racism incident was covered in Europe. Following that there's a closer look at La Masia and why the talent pool appears to have dried up somewhat. And before we go, James and Andy tell us all about Los Che in a post Unai Emery world. To have a...

Duration:00:30:51

Sometimes maybe good: Gattuso has a bad week, Thierry Henry has a worse one, and where next for Mourinho?

12/19/2018
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Welcome to the final On The Continent before Christmas! This time around we discuss the options (or lack of them) for Jose Mourinho following his exit from Manchester United, the Champions League draw, and Milan's exit from the Europa League. Elsewhere, there's Thierry Henry's trials and tribulations at Monaco, a love letter to Atalanta, and of course James and Andy's Games of the Weekend. Don't miss it, and don't miss the Mailbag this Saturday while you're at it. Email:...

Duration:00:53:52

Mailbag: The 50+1 Rule, the Derby dell'Arno, and a bit of free kick magic

12/15/2018
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Are you living for the weekend? Then what better way to kick it all off than to listen to this week's Mailbag offering, made up of questions by you the listener, expertly brought to life by the venerable Mr Marcus Speller? Andy and James join the aforementioned Speller to discuss Germany clubs' ownership situation (don't worry, it's not as dry as it sounds), the rivalry between Empoli and Fiorentina in Tuscany, and the best free kick takers to have ever laced on a pair of boots. In...

Duration:00:29:58

Caught with your pants down: Saponara, Sancho, Fenerbahce, and the Revierderby

12/12/2018
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Welcome to your all-new episode of On The Continent! The usual gang are back and getting their teeth into all the big stories from across Europe. This time around, there's disappointment in Italy as Napoli and Inter both crash out of the Champions League on the same night. Not that Sampdoria's Ricardo Saponara cares mind you, he's too busy celebrating late goals by getting almost completely naked. Elsewhere, in fully-clothed football matches, Fenerbahce are bang in trouble, Barcelona put...

Duration:00:52:06

Mailbag: David De Gea, Eintracht Frankfurt, and The Sale of Palermo

12/8/2018
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This Saturday's Mailbag marvels at Palermo being sold for €10, can their new owners expect to see a return on their investment? Meanwhile, is David De Gea quite as highly rated in Spain as he is in England? And if not, why not? There's also time to laud Eintracht Frankfurt, who are riding high in both the Bundesliga and the Europa League, wonder if Mesut Ozil would fit in at Inter, and take some time to appreciate popular recording artist Sean Paul. Gimme the light! Don't forget this show...

Duration:00:31:35

Cavani Creams: Ballon d'Or, Bologna and Biscuit Tins

12/5/2018
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The OTC team swells back to four members as Luke returns, and this time around the chaps are talking about Luka Modric's victory in the Ballon d'Or. Was he deserving of it? And why aren't defenders more readily considered? Meanwhile, in Serie A, Bologna are struggling under Filippo Inzaghi. Could they drop through that dreaded relegation trapdoor? Also featuring on today's all-new episode: PSV, Netherlands, Ligue Un, Edinson Cavani and a potential move to Atletico, and Andy and Marcus have...

Duration:00:48:23

Mailbag: Parma's expectations, the Genoa derby and, praise for Pablo Fornals

12/1/2018
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It’s Saturday and that can only mean one thing - The Mailbag is here! Andy Brassell and James Horncastle are back in their hot seats to answer all your European football questions. This week James gives his verdict on what Parma can achieve this season and beyond. Andy denies supporting a number of Spanish clubs but takes a moment to talk up Pablo Fornals. Also, James talks about the Genoa derby and how the city’s footballing influence can be felt in Buenos Aires. To get in touch, email...

Duration:00:30:28

Atletico Turgid: Bad times in Bilbao, a new face at Udinese and, Thierry finally wins

11/28/2018
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Club football and Andy Brassell are back for this week's On The Continent. Andy gets straight into the swing of things with a rant about Diego Simeone's tactics and talks us through Athletic Bilbao's short comings this season. In Italy, Udinese have a new manager who is, according to James, one of football's good guys. James also informs us of a spat between Gennaro Gattuso and Italy's current vice Deputy Prime Minister. Elsewhere Thierry Henry and Monaco finally got a win. To have a...

Duration:00:53:51

Mailbag: Vieira at Sampdoria, Cagliari's Barella and Lille's strong start

11/24/2018
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Happy Saturday everyone! The Mailbag is back with Marcus Speller teeing up James Horncastle and Julien Laurens to hit your European football questions out of the park. In this edition of the Mailbag James explains why Serie A is a good destination for young English talent in light of Ronaldo Vieira’s move to Sampdoria. James also has time to speak highly of Cagliari’s Nicolo Barella, while Julien talks us through Lille’s strong and surprising start to the season. And back in Paris, Julien...

Duration:00:26:51

Crown Jules: France's World Cup hangover, Mancini's young Italians and the Portuguese semis

11/21/2018
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Your favourite European football show is here with Julien Laurens joining regulars James Horncastle and Marcus Speller in the absence of Luke Moore and Andy Brassell. After the blistering success of the UEFA Nations League we focus on France’s World Cup hangover, a resurgent Netherlands side and Mancini going for youth with Italy. Plus, Switzerland’s magnificent win against Belgium and the prospect of Cristiano Ronaldo getting involved in the Nations League semi finals with Portugal....

Duration:00:43:55

Mailbag: Parisian talent, Juventus U23s, and the great Kaka

11/17/2018
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Happy Saturday, everyone! It's time for another dose of the Mailbag, prescribed to you by Dr Marcus Speller and his nurses Andy Brassell and James Horncastle, so sit back and think of Europe... This time around, the remarkable production line of talent out of Paris is discussed, James gives us the latest on Juventus' plans to launch their U23s side in Serie C, and the career of Kaka is retrospectively assessed. Meanwhile, there's also time to appreciate some classic kits from down the...

Duration:00:33:14

Sometimes good: Delightful Dortmund, brilliant Betis, and hilarious Higuain

11/14/2018
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Welcome back to the internet's premier European football show featuring Andy Brassell, James Horncastle, Luke Moore and Marcus Speller. This time around on your all-new episode, Dortmund win Der Klassiker (or as Luke calls it 'The Derby'), Gonzalo Higuain shows Juventus just what they're missing, and Real Betis' Quique Setien gets some well-deserved love. Elsewhere there's Real Madrid, the remarkable and continuing story of Bruno de Carvalho, and all your usual features including James'...

Duration:00:56:49

Mailbag: Thierry Henry, foreign coaches, and Gennaro Gattuso

11/10/2018
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Happy Saturday! It's time to answer more of your burning questions about European football in the company of the great Andy Brassell and James Horncastle. This time around we chat at length about Thierry Henry - why won't the French public open the door to their hearts and let him in? Elsewhere, there's time to explore the attitude towards foreign coaches in Italy, France and Spain, a quick assessment of Allan Saint-Maximin, and Gennaro Gattuso's skills as a coach. To get in touch, email...

Duration:00:29:34

Oh, Henry: Bayern Munich struggle, Reiss Nelson excels, and PSV top the domestic tree

11/7/2018
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Welcome back to On The Continent, your one-stop shop for European football chat. This week, we're trying to work out where it's going wrong for Monaco's Thierry Henry, after they capitulated to Club Bruges in the Champions League and sit firmly in the relegation mire in Ligue Un. After that, there's talk about the prospective European Super League, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich ahead of this week's Der Klassiker, and a special mention for Hoffenheim's Reiss Nelson. To get in touch,...

Duration:00:54:54

Mailbag: Domenico Tedesco, Lorenzo Insigne, and Adrien Rabiot

11/3/2018
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It's Marcus back in the Mailbag hot seat this weekend, and on behalf of the listeners he puts Andy and James through their paces on the current challenges facing Domenico Tedesco at Schalke, the likelihood of Lorenzo Insigne leaving Napoli, and a potential change of position for PSG's Adrien Rabiot. To have a question considered next week, drop us a line! We'd love to hear from you. show@otcpod.com is your destination on email and @otcpod on Twitter and Insta. ***Please take the time to...

Duration:00:32:04