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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.






#173: Lame & Poch

A tired-looking Spurs suffer defeat at the hands of Liverpool, which leads Andrew and Dan to discussion on the future of Pochettino and where Tottenham go from here. Wilfried Zaha isn’t happy because he’s getting targeted by opposition players, but the lads enjoyed his post-match interview. And Chris Smalling comes good as Man United beat Watford 2-1. And things are starting to get a little tighter on the Win, Lose or Draw league table. Get your friends on board and listen to Colm, Andrew...


#172: Keane Eyed Monster

Ireland get hockeyed by Wales 4-1 as they're completely outclassed on the pitch, but it's the off-the-pitch drama that grabs the headlines as Roy Keane has altercations with both Jon Walters and Harry Arter. England lose out to Spain 2-1 as they lack someone in midfield who can control the game. And it's agreed that the UEFA Nations League is actually a good thing. And Win, Lose or Draw continues to provide excitement due to the fact that no one will pick the same team as anyone else. Get...


#171: I Dream of Deeney

We still mightn't know who the Watford manager is, but he's doing sometihng right because he has Deeney back to is best and has his team beating Spurs 2-1. Petr Cech not fitting into Emery's system at Arsenal despite the team's 3-2 victory over Cardiff. Chelsea, meanwhile, seem to be reacting positively to their new manager and the Sarri way. Warren Barton’s Banterrific Banterman Bonanza (the first and probably last one ever) includes a crybaby, a lazy story, and a diving header in...


#170: The Moura You Know

Mourinho goes full meltdown as Man United lose 3-0 to Spurs thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Lucas Moura, Wolves' midfield of Neves and Moutinho (as well as the hand of Bony) help them get a point against Man City, and Arsenal get their first win of the season while Mesut Ozil sits it out. Joey Barton’s Banterrific Banterman Bonanza (the last one ever) includes a couple of crisp packets, and an excited Marseille fan. And Win, Lose or Draw makes Colm look like a betting king,...


#169: Brighton Rock

Things start to unravel for Man United already as they lose to Chris Hughton's Brighton, Man City absolutely demolish Huddersfield Town and put six past them, while Chelsea outplay Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Joey Barton’s Banterrific Banterman Bonanza (or maybe Paul Merson's Mad Magical Merriment) includes a wayward television in Bristol, and Lazio fans print out some backwards leaflets. And Win, Lose or Draw looks at the cracker that is Leicester and Southampton. Get your friends on...


#168: Emery Stick

Week one of the Premier League started as week 38 of last season finished, more or less, as all the bigger sides picked up points including a wonderful looking Liverpool, a fairly subpar looking Man United, and a Man City that didn’t even have to get out of second gear. However, in North London hasn’t started out for Unai Emery as he may have planned. Joey Barton’s Banterrific Banterman Bonanza (although, a name change may be on the horizon) kicks off with a magic trick in Spain, a smoking...


#167: Premier League 2018-19 Season Preview

Football is back (after a very, very, very short break), and that means The Football Huddle is back as well! With the Premier League season right around the corner, we bring you one of our favourite shows of the season: the BIG preview show. Every single one of the 20 Premier League clubs detailed and discussed. Do Liverpool have enough firepower to dethrone Man City? How will Unai Emery change things at Arsenal? Is Fred the Red enough for United? And how about the three newbies: Wolves,...


#166: France, World Cup Winners 2018

After a tournament of twists and turns, the World Cup 2018 is done and dusted for another four years, and it's come home to Jules Rimet's birth place of France. Whilst it could be argued that Luka Modric and co. had the better of their opponents for a lot of the final, France ultimately proved they were the best team in the competition and won their second ever World Cup, 20 years after their first. As well as that, the lads look at England's exit from the competition, the failure of the...


#165: So, So Swede

It continues to make its way back towards where it's from as England beat Sweden, but the lads argue whether it was comfortable or not. Roberto Martinez deserves some credit for Belgium's victory over Brazil, A Cavani-less Uruguay get beaten by France, and Croatia scrape through against hosts Russia. As well as that, the trio look to the semi-finals, the destruction of a furniture store, and English fans being told what 'It's Coming Home' is in Irish. Get your friends on board and listen...


#164: Sweet Sixteen

The second round of the World Cup gave us quality, drama and all of the narrative! England, shock horror, win a penalty shootout at a World Cup after being in a slobberknocker with Colombia, while Kylian Mbappe has a star-making performance as France beat Argentina 4-3. As well as that, Russia shock everyone but themselves as they beat Spain on penalties, Uruguay continue as the tournament's dark horses, and Nacer Chadli proves to be an unlikely hero. Get your friends on board and listen...


#163: Auf Wiedersehen, Group Stages

As shocking as it is, Germany are out of the World Cup. But is it a shock? Really? England and Belgium field second string sides in an effort to get the 'easy' draw. And the group stages are done -- it's business time as we go straight into the knockouts. As well as that this Football Cuddle looks at the eight ties that make up the second round and predict who'll make it through to the quarter finals. Get your friends on board and listen to Colm, Andrew and Dan every week. This is the...


#162: Panama Kadabra

Sure, Panama looked like one of the worst teams to ever play the sport, but England still got the job done and now turn their attention to the first test: Belgium. Germany were mere seconds away from being knocked out of the World Cup at the hands of Sweden, but came back to defeat them 2-1 thanks to a glorious Toni Kroos free kick. As well as that the lads turn their attention to the final group games in the tournament and try to predict who'll play who in the second round. Get your...


#161: Lionel Pitchy

NOW we're in the swing of things. Colm and Andrew look at Argentina's poor showing at the 2018 World Cup so far and how they can still qualify for the second round, Bobby Firmino coming off the bench to change the fortunes of Brazil against Costa Rica, and Iran coming close to getting something off of Spain. As well as that, the lads look at the rest of the games from groups A through E, and give a little preview of what we can expect from this weekend's games including England vs...


#160: Tunisia's Easy, Yeah?

After a longer absence than we were planning, The Football Huddle is back with our big World Cup 2018 preview show! Joking lol. We look at England's relationship with the media, and how they fared against poorer opposition in their first game against Tunisia. Germany don't get off to the best of starts after losing 1-0 to Mexico, and Portugal vs Spain is an all-time classic. As well as that, we give a general run down of the tournament so far and look at how the favourites aren't exactly...


#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 of...


#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 relegated...


#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...