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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 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 Russia savage 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, pleliminary 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) In our ‘Alternative Sponsor’, we hear...


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 attentions 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...


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

How did Man city win The Premier League so conclusively? We discuss their improved defence, possession play and discover how each member of the squad contributed towards their goal tally. 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. The Worst XI of the season continues to take shape as we discuss some of the worst defenders in the league. Our Alternative Sponsors this week come...


Ep 27: Salah gives City the blues, commentator clichés & derby day drama

The season is nearing its conclusion so it's time to start compiling our Worst XI of the campaign, we start this week with the goalkeeper. As Liverpool knock Man City out of Europe, we discuss the action at The Etihad and talk potential semi-final opponents. Can Liverpool go all the way in the competition? Last weekend in The Premier League saw both Manchester and Merseyside derbies. We analyse the games and discuss some footballing clichés after 'A game of two halves' in Manchester. We look...


Ep 26: Arsenal job shortlist, worst European kits & tactics go missing

As The Champions League second round continues, we look at some of the worst European/Third choice kits in Premier League history. Expect bold colours and liquorice themes. The pressure continues to mount on Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. We discuss some potential suitors The Gunners might have in mind should Wenger lose his job. Our Alternative Sponsors this week come from Brendan Rodgers and Phil Neville. One man wants the Arsenal job, the other one doesn't; we hear from both. There was...


Ep 25: Wengers woes, dodgy divers & prized players points procurement

Arsene Wenger pens an emotional tune in his attempt to save his job at Arsenal; we have exclusive rights to distribute it. in light of Dele Ali's antics in recent weeks, we single out some of the worst divers in Premier League history. German World Cup winner Jurgen Klinsman, inventor of the modern day dive and former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba are our two culprits. Are all goals of equal importance? We look at the goals scored by leading Premier Strikers and discuss the importance of...


Ep 24: Tough tackling thugs, average age of title triumphs & emoji ensembles

Our 'Worst Premier League Club' continues to take shape as choose our worst tackler this week. CIES Football Observatory have published a new paper, discussing the optimum age for a title winning team. We analyse the findings to see if they reign true. VAR is causing confusion again as Juan Mata has a goal disalowed for Man United against Huddersfield in The FA Cup, we discuss. We'll also look at the rest of the weekends cup action and pour over the midweek Champions League matches. Our...


Ep 23: European endeavours of England's elite, side-lined sick-notes and Argentinian assault

We choose our worst sick-note this week, in our on-going attempt to construct our 'Worst Premier League Club'. The Champions League is back and we'll look at the prospects of England's elite clubs in Europe's premier club competition. We reckon an English team will win it this year, but which one? It was an exciting weekend of one nils in The Premier League and we have an in depth discussion on The North London derby and Man United's trip to Newcastle United, as well as a roundup of the...


Ep 22: Amazon angling at auction approach, referee review & Berlin backs tattoo ticket

Amazon enter the picture as a potential bidder for the Premier League TV rights, we discuss what this could mean for SKY, BT and the fans. After a weekend of contentious decisions in The Premier League we look at the organisation that trains, rates and reviews the leagues referees, The PGMOL. We'll also hear how one German team has taken a novel approach in an attempt to offload season tickets. We'll review the previous weekends action including Liverpool's 2-2 draw at home to Spurs and...


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...


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...


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.