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Your favourite football podcast. One of the longest running independent soccer podcasts. Described by the Telegraph as quirky, funny and well-informed.

Your favourite football podcast. One of the longest running independent soccer podcasts. Described by the Telegraph as quirky, funny and well-informed.

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United Kingdom

Description:

Your favourite football podcast. One of the longest running independent soccer podcasts. Described by the Telegraph as quirky, funny and well-informed.

Language:

English


Episodes

Sound of Football Podcast 446 - Pyramid scheming

2/23/2021
The news of a road map for coming out of lockdown should be cause for cautious celebration. The lifting of lockdown in England will come far too late to save the season at the lower levels of football. How will a second cancelled season in non-league affect the football eco-system as a whole? To help discuss the issues non-league clubs have faced during the pandemic, we welcome back long-time friend of the show, Chris Nee. His excellent new podcast Humans of Non-League tells the stories of...

Duration:00:40:12

Sound of Football Podcast 445 - Swiss style

2/16/2021
Would the introduction a "Swiss format" Champions League silence the demands of the big clubs for a breakaway European Super League? The format, suggested by UEFA, has been used successfully for decades in chess competitions but can it translate to football whose fans are more used to traditional league formats. Would a Super League, or whatever equivalent UEFA come up with, even satisfy the cash demands of the world's biggest teams who - while worth billions - are drowning in the debt...

Duration:00:37:18

Sound of Football Podcast 444 - The referee's a rancour

2/9/2021
In Saturday's match between West Ham and Fulham, Mike Dean - after being prompted by VAR - sent off Tomas Soucek for what appeared to be an elbow against Aleksandar Mitrovic. The decision seemed soft even at the time and with little else to talk about from the 0-0 draw, criticism was piled on Dean and the VAR Lee Mason. Things, as they do with regularity these days, soon escalated, resulting in anonymous death threats being directed at Mike Dean through social media. This week, we ask if...

Duration:00:39:46

Sound of Football Podcast 443 - A very Covid transfer window

2/2/2021
The winter transfer window for the Premier League has closed and while business was much lighter than usual, it has given some high profile players like Mesut Ozil, Sami Khedira and Jesse Lingard the opportunity to move to clubs that might give them a game. We also look at the headaches facing the football clubs and authorities when the Champions League and the Europa League restart in just a couple of weeks time. With countries desperate to contain the new strains of Covid, and no travel...

Duration:00:34:51

Sound of Football Podcast 442 - Frankie's Chelsea boot

1/26/2021
Frank Lampard: Player. Manager. Legend. Sacked. Was his appointment a mistake or was he the right man for the club's transfer embargo? Also this week, following the announcement from FIFA that players at clubs joining a breakaway league would be banned from participating at international tournaments, we ask whether the pandemic has brought the concept of a European Super League closer to reality? For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the...

Duration:00:37:28

Sound of Football Podcast 441 - Jobs for the boys

1/19/2021
This week saw former England and Manchester United team-mates Phil Neville and Wayne Rooney hired into management jobs. With little, if any, experience at club level how wise are these appointments? With England Women's head coach now on his way to Florida, who should be given the honour of leading Team GB at this year's Tokyo Olympics? For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog. What's in the Weekend Boxset? A...

Duration:00:34:58

Sound of Football Podcast 440 - The surprise of our glory days

1/12/2021
Maybe it's because all the pubs are shut, we can't go to games or see our mates, but this year's FA Cup 3rd round seemed to have just a little more magic than usual. In a season where the usual challengers for silverware are struggling to maintain form, could an unfamiliar name be added to the famous trophy? Maybe it's time for Leicester, or maybe Wolves can win it for the first time since the Dave Whelan's broken leg final. For more information on the podcast and links related to the...

Duration:00:36:40

Sound of Football Podcast 439 - Breaking point

1/5/2021
The country is back in the highest level of lockdown but professional football is continuing. With an increasing number of games being postponed and infection rates across the country continuing to rise, should the season be put on temporary hold? If competitions are put on hold, will it be possible to complete the full calendar before this summer's Euros, re-scheduled from last year to begin in June. With so many games still to play, will the quality of the football suffer as a...

Duration:00:38:00

Sound of Football Podcast 438 - 2020 Advent Calendar

12/16/2020
Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without our traditional Advent Calendar episode, and in a year unlike any other this year's calendar is bigger than ever before. We're joined by friends old and new to open up 24 doors and discuss the people and topics behind them that will make the headlines in the year ahead. For details of the guests on the podcast, links to their websites and social media, and a full list of all the doors opened on this advent calendar, check out the Show Notes on...

Duration:01:47:13

Sound of Football Podcast 437 - It's Poland, again

12/8/2020
With the 2022 World Cup in Qatar now less than two years away, the sides in Europe now know who they are up against in qualification. England will play Hungary for the first time in a competitive fixture since 1983 but have more familiar opponents in the shape a Poland, who they meet for a seventh time in qualifying. England aren't the only ones with familiar opponents: Wales get another chance to upset the Belgians, and Scotland will face Israel again - a side they've probably seen more...

Duration:00:38:54

Sound of Football Podcast 436 - Heads in the sand

12/1/2020
Head injuries are back in the news after a collision in the Arsenal v Wolves game saw Raul Jimenez hospitalised with a fractured skull. IFAB have announced that this month they will propose adding a new law to allow teams the opportunity to replace concussed players without losing one of their regulation substitutions. On this week's podcast, we discuss how these new rules could work in practice. We also look at the contenders to fill the vacant position as Sunderland manager, and take a...

Duration:00:36:48

Sound of Football Podcast 435 - The rule of 4000

11/24/2020
With England still in full lockdown, the Government has announced that from next week, sport can not only resume but fans will be allowed in at all levels, depending on the local levels of coronavirus. For mid-sized League Two clubs, the potential of 4000 fans in a ground at half capacity could represent a near enough return to normal business. Will localised lockdowns have an effect on performances on the pitch? For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects...

Duration:00:30:22

Sound of Football Podcast 434 - Tinseltown takeover

11/17/2020
Why have Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney taken over Wrexham? Is it really just another opportunity for yet another behind the scenes sports documentary series? Did the fact that Sunderland went down the Netflix route help them attract their new mega-rich (and mega-young) owner? Also this week, in the aftermath of Greg Clarke's resignation, what can be done to drag the FA into the 21st century. Is the colossal structure salvagable or does it need to be broken up to have any hope of...

Duration:00:37:55

Sound of Football Podcast 433 - Sub versions

11/10/2020
This weekend saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complaining about Premier League scheduling, and Jurgen Klopp complaining about lack of leadership in the Premier League following the decision to retain three substitutes instead of five, as it is in the other major leagues in Europe. Are these signs of even more division behind the scenes in the World's richest league? We also discuss the bizarre, unfolding situation surrounding England's upcoming Nations League match against Iceland, which may have...

Duration:00:37:45

Sound of Football Podcast 432 - Chi-Kane-ry

11/3/2020
Reguar listeners will know that we've never been on board with VAR - even before it was known as VAR! This weekend has seen even more controversy and complaints about the system after spot kicks were awarded to Harry Kane and Mo Salah - two decisions that, it's fair to say, have split opinion. Why have these decisions caused outcry in an age where VAR was meant to give us definitive answers? Terry also tells us about a new book he's contributed to, along with a number of other excellent...

Duration:00:36:49

Sound of Football Podcast 431 - Influential players

10/27/2020
A podcast of two halves this week. Firstly, we discuss two players: Marcus Rashford and Mezut Ozil, who have both used their position to draw public attention to political issues. In part two, we are delighted to welcome back on to the podcast football commentator and half of the La Liga Weekly podcast Jon Driscoll to discuss his new book The 50: Football's Most Influential Players. For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on...

Duration:00:51:03

Sound of Football Podcast 430 - As seen on TV

10/20/2020
Project Big Picture may be dead but pay per view for the Premier League in the UK is here, but who outside of the world's richest league wants it? We also discuss two of the biggest talking points of last weekend that have once again polarised football fans on social media: Virgil van Dijk's injury from a clumsy Jordan Pickford challenge and Sergio Aguero's hand on Sian Massey Ellis's shoulder. For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the...

Duration:00:42:56

Sound of Football Podcast 429 - Project Big Picture

10/13/2020
Project Big Picture is the most controversial proposal for the future of football in England for a generation. Formulated by the owners of Liverpool and Manchester United, the plan promises to save clubs in the EFL but at the cost of control of the Premier League going to a small band of the wealthiest clubs. With the EFL Chair Rick Parry championing the plan, professional football in England looks set to descend into civil war as the winners and losers in the scheme begin to become...

Duration:00:40:04

Sound of Football Podcast 428 - The red giants get hammered

10/6/2020
If Liverpool and United both get hammered on the same day, is there something wrong with football? With the bizarre results both sides suffered this weekend, at the hands of Aston Villa and Spurs respectively, we take the opportunity to look at the importance of these two sides in any conversation you have about English football. For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog. What's in the Weekend Boxset? We're taking...

Duration:00:38:49

Sound of Football Podcast 427 - Clubs in crisis

9/29/2020
Having prepared for a return of fans to elite football in England in October, a spike in Covid-19 infections has meant those plans have been thrown into the bin. With reports of as many as ten EFL and National League clubs already facing administration, how will clubs survive without match day income? Who should pay to keep them alive - the Government or the Premier League? For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our...