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On The Left Side: The Funny Football Show

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On The Left Side is THE funny football podcast. No tactical analysis or heat maps here, just a sideways look at the very best stories from the beautiful game in a handy bite-sized form. From commentary catastrophes to managerial misdemeanours. Jim guides you through a satirical look at the last seven days of football funny.

On The Left Side is THE funny football podcast. No tactical analysis or heat maps here, just a sideways look at the very best stories from the beautiful game in a handy bite-sized form. From commentary catastrophes to managerial misdemeanours. Jim guides you through a satirical look at the last seven days of football funny.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

On The Left Side is THE funny football podcast. No tactical analysis or heat maps here, just a sideways look at the very best stories from the beautiful game in a handy bite-sized form. From commentary catastrophes to managerial misdemeanours. Jim guides you through a satirical look at the last seven days of football funny.

Language:

English

Contact:

020 3000 7993


Episodes

Introducing Football Stories

12/5/2020
Jim introduces his latest football podcast which sees him teaming up once again with Producer Ant as they present a series of interviews and stories with names that you may not know, but that uncover what life is really like behind the scenes at elite football clubs. Listen here: https://podfollow.com/footballstories

Duration:00:01:29

What is On The Left Side all about?

11/22/2020
Follow us on twitter @ontheleftside Theme Tune is by Katalina Kicks and appears with their kind permission.

Duration:00:00:25

The Final Kick

10/18/2020
For the first and final time Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson host the show together as they look back over almost 300 episodes of soccer silliness. They chat about their experiences making the show along with favourite clip suggestions from contributors and listeners. We are also honoured to feature a special introduction by Sir David Attenborough, who pays tribute to the impact the show has had on the people of planet Earth. Over the last five years lots of people have helped make this show...

Duration:01:52:51

Roy Keane gets annoyed, Villa survive and we say goodbye

7/31/2020
As the longest season ever comes to an end, we look at the role music played in deciding on who would be relegated from the Premier League. As a result, Watford issue an apology and we learn the secrets behind how the Villa go about signing players. Even that isn't enough to cheer Roy Keane up. Across the road, Birmingham City retire Jude Billingham's shirt number after only 44 games, as if by design we are putting this show on ice after nearly 300 episodes. All of our shows will still be...

Duration:00:13:57

Ups, downs, sackings and signings

7/23/2020
Leeds are back where they belong (which we assume means they will no longer be just off the M1/M62), Liverpool have had their trophy, and more great English talent is headed for Germany with a surge of Beatlemania, and it's all in this latest episode. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson. Additional voices this week from Ben Nickless, and Damien St John. The theme music was written and performed by Katalina Kicks. Incidental music covered by Creative...

Duration:00:11:01

City beat UEFA, Jose heads to Amazon and we lose a footballing giant

7/16/2020
Man City got the most important result of their season when their squad of superstar lawyers pulled it out of the back at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. A measly ten million euro fine annoyed the internet and Jose Mourinho, who was also upset about other things, despite finally getting his own TV show. And we said goodbye to world cup winner Jack Charlton - the man that led Ireland to glorious memories in the late 80's and 90's On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley &...

Duration:00:09:21

New Balls Please

7/9/2020
Jose is turning into Mr Nice Guy, Ole is having tech problems at United, Man City fluff their lines when Bernardo Silva has a cuppa instead of giving Liverpool a Guard of Honour, and Nike launch a new ball that does new stuff, like roll and bounce. Finally, Iceland nail it again with their new logo launch. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson. Additional voices this week from Ben Nickless, Charles Commins and Damien St John. The theme music was written and...

Duration:00:10:00

Liverpool win the League, Klopp cries and an Eagle dies

7/1/2020
Everybody loves Jurgen Klopp even more now that he has taken Liverpool to the title, and experts try and work out how he did it, some throw a bit more than a street party. And while the Reds secured the top-flight title, there was sad news down at Selhurst Park, where one Premier League regular will fly no more. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson. Additional voices this week from Ciaran Saward and Damien St John. The theme music was written and performed...

Duration:00:11:35

Kebabs, Sausage Rolls and Roy Keane's Taxi

6/25/2020
While the Premier League is back, it's not quite as good as we remembered it. In fact the only thing that feels the same is the anger emanating from Roy Keane. While he does his best impression of Liam Neeson, fellow countryman shows off his skills with some baked goods. And while we get used to crowd noises, could there be a job for Keano shouting from the stands to motivate players. Plus if only John Barnes really did have dodgy videos on his shelf, we could have had a hit record on our...

Duration:00:12:42

Rashford scores a winner against Boris as football returns

6/18/2020
Football is back, but everyone has been talking about the power of Marcus Rashford to change the minds of the government. And as project restart gets underway, there something dodgy going on in the way Norwich train, and football is now more like a video game than ever before... On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson. Additional voices this week from Ciaran Saward. The theme music was written and performed by Katalina Kicks. Incidental music covered by...

Duration:00:08:54

Football joins the #BlackLivesMatter protests

6/11/2020
With the return of football on the horizon, focus shifted away from Covid19 and to worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd in police custody. As the football community responds, there's a sweeping realisation that football, like so many other areas of society, must do better. Elsewhere, Man City launched their appeal against the FFP allegations leveled at them by UEFA, and their fans joined the Muppets. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson....

Duration:00:08:32

Football's Coming Back

6/4/2020
Football is coming back and no one is more excited than former player Paul Beesley. The lack of atmosphere is a worry though as seen at RB Salzburg and on the ISS with the Dragon Capsule. But amongst all the questions about how and if and when, Jim has one question that's really bothering him - Who's the chairman of QPR? On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson. The theme music was written and performed by Katalina Kicks. Incidental music covered by Creative...

Duration:00:09:55

YNWA VS YMCA VS MUFC

5/28/2020
Jurgen Klopp is annoyed at Gary Neville, Football fans are annoyed at Man Utd and everyone is annoyed at Dominic Cummings. In fact it's so bad will Jim give up his podcast career and run away to join a boy band? On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson. The theme music was written and performed by Katalina Kicks. Extra voices by Luke McKinnon. Extra music covered by Creative Commons 3.0: Asking Questions by Rafael Krux, and Nightmare by Alexander Nakarada....

Duration:00:10:16

Football returns in Germany & Vote Redknapp for PM

5/22/2020
The Bundesliga gets has returned, but there was more life in the stands than there were in the post-match interviews. Meanwhile the best hope for the Premier League restarting could be a new career for Harry Redknapp. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson. The theme music was written and performed by Katalina Kicks. Extra voices by Ciaran Saward. Thanks to Colin Murray and BBC Radio 5 Live Creative Commons 3.0: Bavarian Seascape, Steffen Daum - Last...

Duration:00:11:45

An interview with the brains behind The Offensive Podcast

5/16/2020
This week we take the chance to chat with fellow football podcasters Joel Emery and Adam Jarrell about the creation of The Offensive and fictional football club Ashwood City. The Offensive is a brilliant and sometimes painfully real mockumentary following the characters and challenges that happen at a club that may not be too dissimilar to the one you follow. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson. The theme music was written and performed by Katalina Kicks....

Duration:00:20:57

I miss football

5/7/2020
It's been so long since football happened that we envisage a future without it. And while some footballers are talking sense, some are singing rubbish. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson. The theme music was written and performed by Katalina Kicks. This episode also features the following music under Creative Commons 3.0 license: Just Another Day, Lonely fool by Steffen Daum, Nightmare by Rafael Krux, I miss football by Craic Boi. With thanks to 2...

Duration:00:09:04

Phil Neville to Newcastle? And the morality of Richard Keys

4/30/2020
Amy sits in the satire chair this week as we remember how much England Women's Boss Phil Neville enjoys made-up sports like Table Tennis Basketball. Could he leave the Lionesses to become the new gaffer at Newcastle? What would hairy hands Richard Keys say about that? Plus which members of the Tory party would play where in your team? Meanwhile, Luton Town have taken drastic action to sack their manager over his recent performances. Which seems slightly unfair given the circumstances... On...

Duration:00:07:16

Cheap Transfers, Footballing Potatoes and Spanish with Aguero

4/23/2020
It's been a month since any football happened in the UK and people are starting to get seriously worried about the impact all this will have on the sport, and things like transfers and in turn - potatoes. But Graeme Souness has a warning about your trousers if you're looking to splash the cash. And if you're looking for cash, and indeed accountants, maybe you could learn Spanish with a Premier League star. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson, with...

Duration:00:09:26

Pancakes, Pogba and a Premier League Hospital

4/16/2020
Bernardo Silva is in trouble with twitter again after a video of him tossing a chocolate banana pancake causes controversy, but it's all just symptomatic of the no football world we find ourselves in. Meanwhile, some footballers chip in to help the NHS, but what if they just built a new hospital? And Paul Pogba finally gets the chance to have a pop back at... erm, you know.. that guy.. the one that... I think he used to play... The angry one... Nevermind, Paul doesn't know either. On The...

Duration:00:12:19

Paycuts, Belarus and Kyle Walker in trouble

4/9/2020
This episode contains a few swear words as the frustration of no football starts to take hold, combined with what Jim is calling the Belarus diet. The Government ask Footballers to take a paycut while Liverpool and Spurs go cap in hand because they are obviously so poor, and Piers Morgan speaks sense. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim Salveson, with additional voices from Ciaran Saward, and Ben Nickless. The theme music was written and performed by Katalina...

Duration:00:12:30