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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 49: Hammers humble uninspired United, Richard regrets riling Roy & Football films

Monday night football or Ikea.(0m29s) Richard Keys is beginning to regret his Roy Keane comments.(2m45s) Has time run out for Mourinho at United? Is there really a three year curse surrounding José and who could replace him if he is dismissed?(6m18s) We discuss two of our favourite football films in Green Street and The Other Final.(25m30s) Review of West Ham's defeat of Man United, Man CIty's success at home to Brighton and the 1-1 draw at The Bridge between Chelsea and Liverpool.(37m44s)...


Ep 48: Lampard leaves José jarred, FIFA's finest footballers & Pool pummel sinful Saints

Birthday celebrations.(0m29s) Brendan Rodgers is embarking on a new career.(3m28s) All the news from The FIFA Best Awards.(6m53s) Frank Lampard defeats his former manager José Mourinho in The League Cup but how do players normally fare when competing against their former gaffer.(20m10s) FIFA 19 game review.(32m18s) Review of the weekends action as Liverpool defeated Southampton, Man United draw at home to Wolves, City put five past Cardiff and Chelsea are held scoreless at West Ham.(37m08s)...


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 21: Beckham brand makes Miami move, deadline day dealings & grab-a-Gattuso

Beckham fever comes to Florida as he seals a deal to bring a 25th MLS franchise to the city of Miami, we discuss. We'll also talk about the big signings of the January Transfer window and discuss the potential moves set to be pushed through on deadline day. We discuss all the action from a busy Tuesday night of fixtures in The Premier League, as Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp foils an old foe and we'll round it all off with a bit of news from Italy, in a story we're calling 'Grab-a-Gattuso'....


Ep 20: Sanchez seals swap, Chelsea covet Crouch & Ronaldo's reflection

We choose the kit our Worst XI will abhorrently adorn as they take to pitch. Which club has gotten the best deal out of the Sanchez - Mkhitarayn swap deal, Arsenal or Manchester United? Chelsea's potential transfer targets this month has led to some questioning their style of play; we discuss if the Blues need a big man or an English man.... And Christiano Ronaldo brings us our Alternative Sponsor this week with his new business venture, 'Reflections by Ronaldo. Rate, review, share on Apple...


Ep 19: City sour on Sanchez, VAR verdict & Massive Magpies Markdown Mayhem

While City are put off by the price of Alexis Sanchez, we discuss his imminent arrival across town at Old Trafford. We'll look back at a week that saw some controversial VAR verdicts, both good and bad, and discuss how the system may be improved. Plus we'll choose a terrible football tune to accompany our Worst XI as they take to the pitch.


Ep 18: Pool peddle cash cow Coutinho, Stoke spurn Sparky & Conte’s clown claim

Our Worst XI are looking for a home this week as we discuss the worst stadium in Premier League History. After Liverpool cash in on Philippe Coutinho, we examine the so called ‘Latin lure’ of The El Clasico duo Barcelona and Real Madrid. Following the war of words between Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho, we look at some of the more heated rivalries between managers, both past and present and who next for Stoke as Potters part ways with manager Mark Hughes? We’ll discuss all the action from...


Ep 17: Predictions for 2018, worst January transfer signings and 'Jose Rot'

Our predictions for 2018 include Swansea swapping managers, The ‘Jose rot’ setting in at United and Arsenal finishing outside the Top 6. With the January transfer window now open for business, we pick a new recruit for our Worst XI; plus we hear how Adidas caused a controversy with a clothing calamity.


Ep 16: Penny pinching United perturb Jose & Premier League managers go intergalactic

Jose Mourinho has spent £300m on new players, but has the value of his squad increased or decreased? As the Premier League reaches it’s halfway stage, we pick our Worst XI of the season so far. We offer some New Years Resolutions for a few Premier League clubs and which managers might show up in a Galaxy far far away.


Ep 15: Management meltdowns, ‘Milkgate’ madness & Champions League draw

Jurgen Klopp gets angry post Mersyside derby; but he’s not the first manager to lose his cool after a disappointing result. We discuss previous outbursts from the likes of Kevin Keegan and Stuart Pearse. The Champions League last 16 draw took place this week, and we discuss the chances of the five English teams left in Europes premier club competition. ’Milkgate’ makes the headlines following the Manchester derby, we talk previous tunnel tussles including ‘Pizzagate’ & Keane v Viera.


Ep 14: Is de Gea de best? Unorthodox Premier League derbies & questionable referees

Do the recent performances of David de Gea deserve to earn him the moniker ‘Best Goalkeeper in the World’? The Premier League is in it’s 25th season and we propose some new unorthodox derbies that will help freshen things up, create new rivalries and liven up otherwise uninteresting games. Mark Clattenburg caused controversy this week with his comments about Spurs. We discuss his actions, as well as some questionable decisions by other English referees in recent years.


Ep 13: Pardew bags West Brom job & Toffee’s turn to Big Sam to help them out of a sticky situation

We discuss the appointments of Alan Pardew at West Brom and Big Sam at Everton. As José blames Lukaku’s drop in form on his poor footwear, we discover some unusual facts about football boots, and in celebration of our 13th episode we discuss some of the strange superstitions from the world of football.


Ep 12: P45 for Pulis, 'new manager syndrome' & selfie time for Klopp

Tony Pulis becomes the fifth managerial casualty of this seasons Premier League. We discuss why he had to go and who will be chosen to replace him. After David Moyes fails to win his first game at West Ham, we talk about 'new manager syndrome' and question its legitimacy & Jurgen Klopp is forced to take a selfie to prove his identity.


Ep 11: Bilic bites the bullet, worst streaks in football & most valuable squads

We discuss Slaven Bilic being sacked at West Ham and David Moyes taking over. Manchester City has the most valuable squad in world football according to a report by The Football Observatory CIES, but who are the other clubs filling the top 10 positions? After Celtic break their 100 year old unbeaten domestic record, we discover some of the more unusual streaks from the world of football.


Ep 10: José vs the fans, portly players & glorified PE Teachers

José Mourinho goes on the attack against the Manchester United fans in defence of his ‘untouchable’ player Romelu Lukaku. In the week that Sean Dyche celebrates his fifth anniversary in charge of Burnley, we discuss the clubs that have had the longest serving managers and Joey Barton compares David Unsworth to a PE teacher.


Ep 9: FIFA Best awards, Koeman gets the sack & Anfield goes missing

Who are the winners at The FIFA Best awards? Ronald Koeman gets the chop at Everton and who will replace him? Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp accused of throwing their team under the bus at the weekend; we look at some managers who didn't hold back when it came to criticising players. Plus Anfield goes missing on Google Maps.


Ep 8: How to value a football club, Irish playoff hopes & BBC gets dropped for a car boot sale

Newcastle United is for sale, but how can you determine the value of a football club? How will Ireland fare against Denmark in the upcoming World Cup playoffs, and who are the Danish players to look out for. Plus The BBC miss out on broadcasting a live FA Cup game as amateur side Haringey Borough opt instead to go ahead with their weekly car boot sale.


Ep 7: Genetics in football, Ballon d'Or shortlist and bribery in Malawian football

Genetics in football; do they really matter? Who makes it in to our 5 a side team of 'short' men and the best excuses given by managers in defeat. We also discuss The Ballon d'Or shortlist. Tune in, give your ears a treat!


Ep 6: Politics in sports, FIFA 18 review and worst summer signings so far

After a weekend that saw FC Barcelona playing behind closed doors, we discuss, should politics and sport mix? We review FIFA 18 and it's new career mode, and talk about the 3 transfers from this summers window that already look dead in the water. Tune in, give your ears a treat.