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Welcome to The Linesmen Football Podcast. We discuss all things Premier League with a bit of humour, every Wednesday, from The Boot Room Studio.

Welcome to The Linesmen Football Podcast. We discuss all things Premier League with a bit of humour, every Wednesday, from The Boot Room Studio.
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Welcome to The Linesmen Football Podcast. We discuss all things Premier League with a bit of humour, every Wednesday, from The Boot Room Studio.






Ep 47: Mourinho misusing Marcus, Pool procure PSG points & speaking soccer

Firmino slam dunks PSG.(0m29s) José releases a new book to set the record straight.(4m59s) Is José giving Marcus Rashford enough opportunities in the first team?(7m23s) The Champions League has kicked off and we bring you some football phrases you may hear on the continent.(24m20) Liverpool defeat PSG in Champions League opener at Anfield.(41m03s) This weeks mystery footballer was once almost arrested for smuggling oysters into England.(47m25s) Rate, review, share on Apple Podcasts,...


Ep 46: Roy regrets row, UEFA unveils third tournament & overvalued, overhyped or overcharged?

1860 Munich and their lederhosen themed kit.(0m29s) Roy Keane's anger management school.(4m07s) Trouble in the Ireland camp as Stephen Ward texts leak.(8m31s) UEFA look to introduce a third European club competition.(19m13s) CIES report looks at Premier League clubs that overpaid in the transfer market.(23m38s) We preview the weekends action as Spurs host Liverpool, Chelsea travel to Cardiff and high flying Watford welcome Man United to Vicarage Road.(37m30s) Our mystery footballer this week...


Ep 45: FIFA’s finest footballers, Nations League lowdown & Rodgers remembers Gerrard gaffe

Footgolf is a fine game.(0m29s) Brendan Rodgers slips a message to Steven Gerrard.(4m10s) Understanding UEFA's Nations League logic.(6m57s) FIFA Best Awards previewed, including Best Male Player, Best Coach and Best Male Goalkeeper.(19m21s) Review of the weekends action, including Man United's victory away at Burnley, Spurs first defeat of the season at Watford and Liverpool's narrow victory against Leicester.(34m0s) Our mystery footballer is a former winner of The Golden Boy Award and is...


Ep 44: Spurs spark Mourinho meltdown, Pep protests Wolves wrongdoing & Bolt begins Aussie adventure

Three is the magic number.(0m29s) Just a little respect is the cry from Jose in our Alternative Sponsor.(5m15s) Can Mourinho keep his job at United for much longer, is the third season hoodoo setting in already for The Special one?(6m31s) As Usain Bolt embarks on a career in The Australian A League, we look at few other famous faces who have attempted to compete at the highest level.(16m28s) We discuss Spurs win at Old Trafford, Liverpool’s home defeat of Brighton, Man City’s draw on the...


Ep 43: La Liga's American adventure, Seagulls subdue Mourinho's men & Harry halts hoodoo

An incredibly interesting stat about an incredibly boring man.(0m29s) Harry Kane is no longer feeling blue about August in our 'Alternative Sponsor'.(02m30s) La Liga has signed a 15 year deal to play league games in America, but could this lead to The Premier League following suit.(06m50s) Man City have released The Fantom, a device aimed at providing a more immersive experience for their fans. We discuss some of the more unusual pieces of merchandise clubs have tried to sell.(22m53s) We...


Ep 42: Deadly debutants, Celtic commute consideration & Pool pummel hapless Hammers

August Blues continue for Harry Kane.(0m29s) Brendan Rodgers is angling for a move to The Premier League, with or without Celtic.(05m02s) After the first weekend of The Premier League, we look at some of the best debuts, both past and present.(07m30s) Talk of Celtic and a move to The Premier League is sure to follow after their Champions League exit.(20m35s) Review of the weekend action, as we discuss Liverpool's easy win at home to West Ham, Man City's successful trip to The Emirates and...


Ep 41: Deadline day dealings & Pre-season predictions

Liverpool to win the League and Croatian adventures.(0m29s) Sky Sports are hyped up for Transfer Deadline Day.(08m30s) Liverpool have been very active, very early, during this transfer window, but who else may move before the close of the window.(10m37s) FIFA are looking to implement new transfer restrictions, which may include a new initiative, 'The Joker Card'.(23m53s) Predictions for this season including Premier League winners, Top 6 & Champions of Europe.(31m05) Rate, review, share on...


Ep 40: World Cup - England eye Croatian conquest, Crooning Cantona & Rooney's Russia re-emergence

Zlatan loses a bet with David Beckham.(0m39s) England waltz past Sweden, Croatia sneak through again on penalties & France outclass Uruguay.(02m05s) Football's Coming Home may be the England fan's favourite song, but we hear some popular tunes sung by the followers of France, Croatia and Belgium.(25m30s) We've intercepted a phone call from Wayne Rooney to Gareth Southgate, as the former England Captain attempts to resurrect his international career.(39m40s) France take on dark horses Belgium...


Ep 39: World Cup - England end poor penalty performance, transfer tidbits & quarter-final questions

What a lovely man Gareth Southgate is.(0m39s) Spain crash out at the hands of the hosts, Belgium put Japan to the sword and England put their penalty hoodoo to rest in a shootout victory over Colombia.(05m45s) We look at three players who may have earned a transfer to The Premier League with their stand out performances at The World Cup.(24m20s) We've intercepted a phone call from Alex Ferguson to Ronaldo, as the Scot attempts to convince CR7 to rejoin Man United.(35m58s) England face a...


Ep 38: World Cup - Sayonara Spain, penalty percentages & Kane gain

Ronaldo and Messi are out as Uruguay sneak past Portugal and France defeat Argentina in World Cup classic.(04m25s) Disaster for Deutschland as they exit at The World Cup group stages for the first time in 80 years.(15m24s) Our 'Alternative Sponsor' comes from Harry Kane, who warns his England team mates of his future plans.(21m30s) As the knockout stages kick off we're bound to see some penalty shootouts. What side of the keeper gives you a better chance of coring and who has the best...


Ep 37: World Cup: Nineties nostalgia, Salah squabble & Uruguay undo Russian revolution

Harry Kane equals a Lionel Messi World Cup record in one tenth of the time.(0m39s) Portugal and Spain scrape through to the knockout stage, Germany leave it to the last minute against Sweden and Harry Kane gets a Panama Hat-trick.(05m0s) It's 28 years since that famous evening in Genoa when Ireland defeated Romania on penalties. We look at the man who almost took the crucial penalty and discover how he's faded into obscurity.(19m18s) Steven Gerard has been employed by The Scottish Tourism...


Ep 36-World Cup: Ronaldo's record, set-play success & prophetic pets

We compare Ronaldo to a fine Port whilst enjoying some strawberries.(0m39s) Croatia crush Argentina, Spain scrape past Iran and Russia ease past Egypt in the latest round of games.(04m33s) From Achilles the Cat to Paul the Octopus, we hear about some physic pets and their World Cup predictions.(16m35s) Our ‘Alternative Sponsor’ comes from Brian Kerr, who has a new book to sell.(21m06s) Almost 60% of goals in this World Cup have come from set plays. Why the prevalence and what teams does it...


Ep 35-World Cup: Subdued Samba start, puzzling Putin policy & déj-VAR-u

Nike caused outrage among football fashionistas at the weekend, but why?(0m39s) Defending champions Germany lose, Brazil and Argentina draw as the tournament favorites stutter during the opening weekend.(05m10s) We've seen a game each from Messi, Neymar and Ronaldo but which one of 'The Big 3' has outperformed the others?(13m45s) Vladimir Putin's United Russia party are implementing a Bill that will make it illegal to criticise the National team.(26m44s) Our ‘Alternative Sponsor’ comes from...


Ep 34-World Cup: Rampant Russians stun Saudis, España emergency & 48 4 2026

Robbie Williams and Steven Segal share a connection with Vladimir Putin, who knew...(0m39s) Russia continued the undefeated streak of host nations in World Cup openers as they dispatched Saudi Arabia with ease.(02m52s) We look ahead to today's games as Egypt face Uruguay, rejected potential World Cup hosts Morocco take on Iran and there's an Iberian derby as neighbors Portugal and Spain clash.(08m28s) Turmoil in the Spanish camp as their manager Lopetegui is sacked(13m08)and we relive...


Ep 33-World Cup: Putin predicament, preliminary predictions & odd omissions

We introduce you to this year’s tournament with some facts about Russia and Putin.(0m39s) We share our predictions for standout players and discuss the potential winners of the tournament. (04m03s) Russia has courted a lot of controversy over the last number of years due to the scandal of state sponsored doping in sport, problems with racism and its stance against homosexuality. We discuss whether the country is worthy of hosting the tournament.(19m10s) Our ‘Alternative Sponsor’ comes from...


Ep 32: Champions League Final Special

In our intro we practice our Ukrainian and discuss The Champions League theme tune.(0m45s) We share our personal favourite moments from previous Champions League Finals, which includes appearances from Ole Gunnar Solskjær and Steven Gerrard.(7m25s) The European Champion Clubs' Cup has changed significantly since the first final was played in 1955 and we discover some of the differences between the inaugural final and the current day Champions League Final.(25m05s) Much debate has ensued as...


Ep 31: FA Cup Final Special

In our intro we discuss some unusual facts about The FA Cup, such as unreliable pig skin footballs and goals without nets.(0m35s) We share our favourite personal moments from previous FA Cup Finals, which includes appearances from Steven Gerrard and Eric Cantona.(3m50s) The FA Cup has changed significantly since the first final was played in 1872 and we discover some of the differences between this years showpiece game and the inaugural final.(9m54s) We get a fans perspective on the game as...


Ep 30: Adieu Arséne, Conte’s Chelsea conquer Klopp’s Kop & Gerrard’s Glasgow gallivant

Our Alternative Sponsor this week comes from Arsene Wenger, as he embarks on a new business venture following his Arsenal departure.(4m31s) The Worst XI of the 2017/18 season culminates as we choose our front three. Alvaro Morata, Alexis Sanchez and Fernando Llorente are just some of the names we'll discuss.(7m18s) Arséne Wenger bids adieu to The Emirates, but what does the future hold for the Frenchman?(27m03s) With the season drawing to a close, we turn our attention towards next season...


Ep 29: Mo mounts premier players pyramid, Reds rout Roma & Klopps Kop Konditioner

Liverpool take a commanding lead into the second leg of their Champions League semi-final after a convincing display at home against Roma. Will the five goals they scored be enough to see them through to an eighth European Cup Final?(24m30s) Mohamed Salah has been named PFA Player of the Year after a tremendous first season with Liverpool. Does he deserve the award or should it have gone to Man City's Kevin de Bruyne?(34m33s) Arsene Wenger has finally called time on his career at Arsenal and...


Ep 28: Champions City conclusively critiqued, wandering Wolves & Kane feigns Caine

How did Man city win The Premier League so convincingly? We discuss their improved defence, possession play and discover how each member of the squad contributed towards their goal tally(18m 34s). We look a bit deeper into the ownership at newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers and examine the ties between Portuguese super agent Jorge Mendes and the club(27m 39s). The Worst XI of the season continues to take shape as we discuss some of the worst defenders in the league(07m 26s). Our...