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Sound Of Football Podcast 339 - World Cup 2018 preview

The World Cup is finally upon us and a whole month of football lies ahead. To say we're a little excited is a bit of an understatement. Graham, Terry and Jan attempt to predict the entire tournament with the help of some familiar voices. Manuel Veth from the Futbolgrad network of podcasts, makes a welcome return to the podcast to give his appraisal of the host and of the current holders. Ed Carter drops by, in the calm before the 200% podcast produces a glut of content for the tournament...


Sound Of Football Podcast 338 - ConIFA summer special

When is a World Cup not a World Cup? When it's one contested by countries that aren't technically countries. The ConIFA World Football Cup started life on 2014 and offers nations and peoples whose football teams aren't affliated to FIFA the chance to take part in a global tournament. For our first summer special of 2018, we present a change to our usual offering: Graham, Terry and Jan take the short trip to the home of Carshalton Athletic to watch international football with a difference....


Sound Of Football Podcast 337 - A chilena, a chump and chicanery

Bale's spectacular chilena, Karius's goalkeeping howlers and Sergio Ramos's dark arts against Mo Salah provided more talking points than a decade of usual Champions League finals. Graham, Terry and Jan add their voices to the discussion as well looking at the weekends play-off finals. And as a neat way to tie up our last regular episode of season 2017/18, Jan also looks forward to happier times ahead for his club Sunderland after their takeover announced this month. You can listen to the...


Sound Of Football Podcast 336 - Three Lions 2018

Gareth Southgate has named his 23 man England squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. While Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana are notable absentees none of them are surprising omissions. So what do Graham Terry and Jan make of the list of players who will be on the plane? Should the likes of Ryan Sessegnon or Jadon Sancho have been included? We also get a chance to discuss the FA Cup final, VAR shenanigans in the closing stages of the DFB Pokal and the correct pronunciation of...


Sound Of Football Podcast 335 - The play-offs

For over 30 years the Football League play-offs have added drama to the end of the season. Often spectacular and even more often cruel, the last chance at snatching promotion in the 49th game of the season makes compelling viewing. Recorded on Monday while watching the Championship play-off semi-final between Fulham and Derby, Graham and Terry explore the on-going popularity of the knock-out route to promotion and what the future might hold. Could a play-off for the fourth Champions...


Sound Of Football Podcast 334 - Theatre of streams

Last week it was announced that Sky Sports had lost the UK rights to show La Liga from the start of next season, losing out to a little-known streaming company Eleven Sports. It's currently unclear what Eleven plan to do with their rights package but it looks unlikely that fans of the Spanish League in the UK will be able to watch live games without taking out yet another subscription. Since breaking Sky's exclusive hold on Premier League rights the cost for consumers has continued to...


Sound Of Football Podcast 333 - Arsenal without Arsene

Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal in the summer, having been in charge of the club for 22 seasons. Fan of the club and the man, Graham gives his perspective on his record and the legacy he leaves. With a large pair of shoes left vacant, Terry offers his expert opinion analysing a long list of potential replacements. Also, after a weekend that saw Sunderland relegated for a second season in a row, Jan looks at what lies ahead for his club. You can listen to the podcast here or if you...


Sound Of Football Podcast 332: Everybody, just calm down

Plenty of talking points this week, from last minute drama to more VAR bizarre-ness. Gigi Buffon saw the red mist and then a red card against Real Madrid in Juve's breathtaking Champions League quarter final, while in a relegation dogfight in Germany the VAR took the unprecedented step of bringing players back on the pitch to take a penalty, after the half-time whistle had gone. In addition to looking over these dramatic events, Graham, Terry and Jan also take time to discuss the...


Sound Of Football Podcast 331: What next for City?

Have Manchester City's recent results taken some of the shine off a wonderful season for Pep Guardiola's side? Derby defeat to United to deny them their title celebrations coming days after a 3-0 loss against Liverpool in the Champions League has shown that City aren't as unstoppable as they appear. The way City have marched almost unhindered to the Premier League title this season it is easy to imagine that they can go on to dominate the Premier League for seasons ahead like United and...


Sound Of Football Podcast 330 - Football v rugby

The average football fan and the average rugby fan are often imagined to be vastly different people. Does the lack of diving, simulation and a perceived greater respect for match officials really set rugby above football in the context of morality? Join Graham, Terry and current rugby club member Jan as they look at the differences between the codes and why fans of one are often unwilling to see anything that appeals in the other. You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click...


Sound Of Football Podcast 329 - 50+1 won't go

Bundesliga clubs last week voted to retain their ownership model of 50+1, where the majority of shares must be owned by club members rather than an oligarch or natural gas company. Good news for fans but not so good news for Bayern Munich, whose CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes will struggle to compete with the super-rich sides in other European leagues that enjoy no such restrictions. This week, Graham, Jan and our resident Bundesliga expert Terry, discuss the 50+1 model - its benefits...


Sound Of Football Podcast 328 - Idealists and idiots

How could Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side have lost to a team that has won three times as many European trophies in the past four seasons? Instead of celebrating qualifying for an FA Cup semi-final at the weekend, much of the conversation around Jose Mourinho and his side still centres around their exit from the Champions League just a few days earlier, and the unconventional press conference he treated everyone to afterwards. While the rant, for want of a better word, did little...


Sound Of Football Podcast 327 - Fan action

The actions of a small minority of fans at the London Stadium last weekend have been widely condemned but have also drawn attention to the troubles at West Ham. While most fan groups involved agree that something must be done, just how they go about it has led to division and threats of violence. With acts of collective protest now easier than ever to organise, what steps can fans take to show their dissatisfaction? Terry, Graham and Jan look at the situation in East London and in other...


Sound Of Football Podcast 326 - Arsenal Fan TV

Is Arsenal Fan TV the future of football punditry? Is supporter-led and created content the way forward? Ed Carter from the Twohundredpercent podcast sits in for Jan to discuss the YouTube channel that has become his, as a Brighton fan, firm favourite. A service with phenomenal metrics, we ask just why the formula works so well for Arsenal Fan TV and why it doesn't seem to work so well at other clubs. Recorded on Monday night, Terry also goes through the pain of watching his team,...


Sound Of Football Podcast 325 - Doubling down

How far is there for Sunderland to fall? Facing back-to-back relegations, the club has been offered for sale by the owner, Ellis Short, for £0. Bottom of the Championship with mounting debts what hope is there for those, like Jan, who are fans of the club? You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3. If you are a fan of Sunderland (or even if you're not) and you're on Twitter, you might want to follow Jan's latest project @RokerRoar73 -...


Sound Of Football Podcast 324 - New World Cup kits

New kits for this summer's World Cup are launching every week. Chris Oakley makes a welcome return to the podcast to discuss the rather familiar look to many of the designs. You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3. What's in the Weekend Boxset? Arsenal and Manchester City, two teams that were humbled in the FA Cup, have somehow managed to make it to the Caraboa Cup final, while in the Premier League Chelsea make the trip to Old...


Sound Of Football Podcast 323 - Does anyone know the rules?

The contentious incidents at the climax of this weekend's fixture between Liverpool and Spurs highlighted again the problems involved when the laws of the game, or their interpretation, differ from how players, coaches and fans expect them to work. This week Graham, Terry and Jan discuss the controversy surrounding the incidents in the match and the furore in the press conferences and social media that followed. They ask whether journalists should be subject to censure when their line of...


Sound Of Football Podcast 322 - A safe pair of hands

According to the number crunchers, if xG were actual Gs Manchester United would be languishing in 6th place - just one place above Crystal Palace. Is the difference between what should have happened and what did happen largely down to the performances of David de Gea in goal? His numbers this season are phenomenal even for a player who has already set high standards. By many people's reckoning, his closest rival to the title of best goalkeeper in the Premier League is Thibaut Courtois but...


Sound Of Football Podcast 321 - One Jimmy Armfield

The passing of Jimmy Armfield this week has rightly been marked across football in England. A true gentleman of the game respected as a player, a manager and in most people's memories, as a summariser on Radio 5 Live. Graham and Terry pay their respects to the great man and also remember Cyrille Regis - a genuine trailblazer in the English game. On a less sombre note, we ponder whether the new England Women's manager will in fact be Tracey Neville rather than her less experienced brother...


Sound Of Football Podcast 320 - Player power

Do players have too much power or have valuable players earned the right to take whatever opportunities they think a career of match-altering performances deserve? This week Graham, Terry and Jan look at this window's more contentious transfer sagas including Alexis Sanchez's drawn-out move away from Arsenal and why it's taking so long for Naby Keita to join Liverpool from RB Leipzig when it's already a done deal. Terry throws some background on Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's possible move...