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The Football Huddle, is where Colm Ahern, Andrew Knowles and Dan Murphy put their heads together and attempt to deconstruct the beautiful game, pass by pass. They might fail while doing so, but at least you can chuckle at their ineptness.

The Football Huddle, is where Colm Ahern, Andrew Knowles and Dan Murphy put their heads together and attempt to deconstruct the beautiful game, pass by pass. They might fail while doing so, but at least you can chuckle at their ineptness.
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The Football Huddle, is where Colm Ahern, Andrew Knowles and Dan Murphy put their heads together and attempt to deconstruct the beautiful game, pass by pass. They might fail while doing so, but at least you can chuckle at their ineptness.






#159: Real Madrid, Champions League Winners 2017-18

This Champions League final will be remembered for many things, but most will probably never forget the mistakes of young Liverpool keeper Loris Karius. But, let's not forget the wondergoal of Gareth Bale -- a Gareth Bale that isn't too sure of his future. As well as that, the lads discuss Sergio Ramos' tactics, his tackle on Mo Salah, and whether or not you'd have him on your team. And Cristiano Ronaldo found a way to get his name out there by asking for the trophy to be named after him....


#158: Chelsea, FA Cup Winners 2017-18

It may have been Antonio Conte's last game in charge at Chelsea, but still, Eden Hazard's penalty was enough to defeat Man United and see the club win their eighth FA Cup. Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, wasn't too fond of their play style, but what's new there? There's been a lot of managerial changes in the Premier League postseason including Pellegrini for Moyes and another departure for Big Sam, but Unai Emery is stealing the headlines as he's all set to take the Arsenal job under the nose...


#157: Premier League 2017-18 Season Review

The Premier League season is officially over, which means it's time for a special bumper edition of The Football Huddle: the 2017-18 season review! Are Man City one of the all-time great teams and do we back the Centurions nickname? Who is going to replace Arsene Wenger and can they bring glory back to Arsenal? Is a lack of spending from Daniel Levy holding Spurs back? Is Jose Mourinho a bully? Between Hodgson, Benitez and Dyche, who had a better season? Is Mo Salah the best Egyptian to...


#156: Diet Stoke feat. New Championship Flavours

Xherdan Shaqiri’s goal couldn’t keep Stoke City in the Premier League as the club fell to Crystal Palace and into The Championship. West Bromich Albion keep the dream alive with heroics against Spurs -- at least until Swansea and Southampton tomorrow night. And Arsene Wenger said goodbye to the Emirates for the final time. Dan Murphy pops in to update the goings on in with his beloved Bolton Wanderers and the much-maligned Neil Warnock, while Andrew goes through the events of a snippy El...


#155: Roma Bread

The scoreline in the Champions League semi-final between Liverpool and Roma flattered the Italian club, because while Liverpool's defence fell to the pieces in the second leg, Jurgen Klopp's boys were still definitely the better side overall -- and that's without an assistant manager. Bayern Munich could've done with a bit of luck against Real Madrid as they looked to stop the three in a row, but the born winners of the Bernabéu are out to make history. The Premier League chat is...


#154: Au Revoir, Arsene

After 22 years in charge, Arsene Wenger has announced that he won't be manager at Arsenal come the end of the season, but what does this mean for the future of the club (and Arsenal Fan TV). In the FA Cup, Manchester United and Chelsea grab their places in the final. And Sunderland have been relegated from The Championship. All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where the title race is far more interesting than the Premier League. Get your friends on board and listen to Colm, Andrew and Dan...


#153: Man City, Premier League Champions 2017-18

Manchester City are the Premier League champions 2017/18; it's not like you didn't see this happening, but what you mightn't have predicted is that they'd be awarded the title after Manchester United lost 1-0 to West Brom. The only team that have Man City's number is Liverpool as they confirm their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League, and Gigi Buffon doesn't do himself any favours after Juventus' loss to Real Madrid. Joey Barton's Banterrific Banterman Bonanza (In Memoriam)...


#152: The City That's Gone Asleep

Manchester City have a horrendous week as Guardiola's men lose 3-0 to Liverpool in the Champions League and 3-2 to Manchester United in the Premier League. Everton and Liverpool's derby doesn't produce as many fireworks as the Manchester variant. And Harry Kane wants the goal that isn't his, and by God he's going to have that goal that isn't his. All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where an abstaining Dan Murphy gets lucky. Get your friends on board and listen to Colm, Andrew and Dan every...


#151: Alli-oop

Spurs beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge as Dele Alli reminds everyone he’s not a bad player. Manchester City destroy Everton as they edge even closer to the Premier League title. And Alan Pardew’s time at West Brom, and potentially Premier League management for good, is done. All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where it pays to go it alone. Get your friends on board and listen to Colm, Andrew and Dan every week. This is the football podcast everyone needs. Email...


#150: Dutch Courage

The Three Lions roar in Amsterdam as Gareth Southgate's lads beat the Netherlands, and Dan is most definitely in it for the long haul. Elsewhere non-essential international friendlies took place. Good craic. Joey Barton's Banterrific Banterman Bonanza sees a comeback for the ages, a t-shirt argument, and something Neil Warnock related. All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where points are actually won. Get your friends on board and listen to Colm, Andrew and Dan every week. This is the...


#149: Nemanja is an Island

Manchester United may have beaten Brighton and sealed their place in the final four of the FA Cup, but without the island of personality that is Nemanja Matic, where would they be? Chelsea, Southampton and Spurs join them in the final stages of the FA Cup and there's a lot riding on this competition for all involved. In the Premier League, Mo Salah continues to shine as Liverpool demolish Watford 5-0. The Champions League quarter finals have been drawn with the all England affair of Man...


#148: Olympic n' Mix

Colm returns (unscathed) after his journey to the London Stadium as West Ham lose 3-0 to Burnley, Jamie Carragher spits at a moving car as Liverpool are outclassed by Man United, and Southampton need a new manager as Pellegrino's given the boot. Joey Barton's Banterrific Banterman Bonanza continues the trend of violent acts as it includes a red card, a gun, and a head meeting an elbow. All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where we're all terrible. Get your friends on board and listen to...


#147: Brighton Eyes

Even though we were forced to miss a week, not an awful lot has changed. Man City beat everyone (and are Carabao Cup winners), Arsenal aren't fantastic, oh, and Brighton are pretty decent, too. Lionel Messi's efforts basically decide the La Liga title and, sadly, Fiorentina captain Davide Astori died of cardiac arrest at the young age of 31. Joey Barton's Banterrific Banterman Bonanza includes Marco Reus' website, and a look at what's been happening with VAR since our last show. All this...


#146: West Brom vs Southampton Was Filmed in Front of a Live Stadium Audience

The FA Cup 5th round proved more entertaining than we envisioned as Wigan's Will Grigg was on fire against Man City, and Rochdale's big Steve Davies came up trumps against Spurs. But the real story of the week revolved around four West Brom players, a few bags of chips, and a taxi in Barcelona. Joey Barton's Banterrific Banterman Bonanza has a cross Mick McCarthy, a foolish Marek Hamsik, and a wonderful Twitter exchange. All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where our predictions continue to...


#145: Paulitics

Paul Pogba was hauled off the pitch as Man United lost 1-0 to Newcastle United leading many to believe there's trouble between the £90m man and his boss. Spurs bossed their North London rivals around the pitch as Lacazette couldn't convert in front of goal. And we pay tribute to the late Liam Miller who lost his life to pancreatic cancer last Friday. The Champions League is back again and brings with it some poor predictions, Wes Hoolahan has retired from international football, and Sky...


#144: Chitty Chitty Aubameyang

Aubameyang has arrived at the Emirates and factored into Arsenal's 5-1 demolition of Everton, but Ramsey and Mkhitaryan contributed a bit, too. While penalties may have dominated the discussion around Liverpool and Spurs' 2-2 draw, let's not forget that we saw two impeccable goals from Wanyama and Salah on the day, too. And does Antonio Conte want to leave Chelsea already? Like, is he actively trying to get sacked from the club? Joey Barton's Banterrific Banterman Bonanza returns and...


#143: A Complete VARce

VAR was the star of the show at Anfield as West Brom beat Liverpool despite losing many, many minutes to the video assistant referee. Newport County will be heading to Wembley in their FA Cup replay as they held Spurs to a 1-1 draw. And Leroy Sane was taken out in Wales, but Neil Warnock would have you believe it was England. Rumour Has It heats up as Riyad Mahrez puts in a transfer request, Daniel Sturridge turns down Newcastle, and the Aubameyang / Batshuayi / Giroud triangle goes down...


#142: Hi-ho, Silva! Away!

Watford lost 2-0 to Leicester City and it was the nail in Marco Silva's Hornet-shaped coffin as he has been replaced by Javi Gracia, but what's next for the man that was almost Everton manager? James McCarthy suffered a horrific leg break in a freak accident with Salamon Rondon in Everton's game with West Brom. And Liverpool's 1-0 loss to Swansea outlined where Coutinho would've been handy. Rumour Has It looks at all the potential signings Chelsea might make over the next week, but more...


#141: Ox Office Attraction

Liverpool and Man City treated us to a seven goal thriller at Anfield as the home side defeated the champion elect with an in form Oxlade-Chamberlain, a sensational Firmino, and a song that we've taken into our hearts. Spurs destroyed Everton as Heung-Min Son was the humble star of a 4-0 thrashing. And after being a bit further down on their shortlist than he'd probably like, Paul Lambert is now Stoke City manager and has a serious task on his hands. Rumour Has It starts off with one...


#140: Lichaj Hopes

The FA Cup third round saw Arsenal fall to Nottingham Forest and the wannabe dog owner Eric Lichaj, Virgil Van Dijk becomes an instant hero at Anfield after helping Liverpool defeat their bitter rivals, and Erik Lamela is apparently a very nice man. We also look at the biggest match-up of the week: Jose Mourinho vs Antonio Conte. The two managers throw barbs at each other in press conferences while we ask if it's all gone a bit too far. Rumour Has It asks who Liverpool will replace...