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A false dichotomy

Jimbo welcomes Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and James Horncastle to the pod to make sense of England’s 6-1 mauling of Panama and the rest of Sunday’s games. Plus, can Iran upset Portugal? And the word from Uruguay about their match with Russia - and the implosion of their neighbours, Argentina RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: England 6 - 1 Panama (01m 30s) • PART 2a: Colombia 3 - 0 Poland (15m 20s) • PART 2b: Japan 2 - 2 Senegal (19m 20s) • PART 3a: Iran v Portugal preview - with Bassil Mikdadi...


Saved blushes and a massive rampart

Jimbo is joined in the pod by Tom Williams and Matts Stanger and Scott and Rafa Honigstein in Russia to relive the drama of Germany’s last-gasp victory over Sweden to keep their campaign alive. Plus, Anton Toloui in Nizhny Novgorod ahead of England v Panama; and Argentina continue to unravel. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Sweden 1 - 2 Germany - wow! (01m 10s) • PART 1b: …and the word from Rafa Honigstein (11m 30s) • PART 2a: Mexico 2 - 1 South Korea (18m 20s) • PART 2b: Belgium 5 - 2 Tunisia...


The Power Cube and an intense individual psychodrama

Jimbo has James Horncastle, Tom Williams and Jack Lang for company to recap a cracking day in Russia, with wins for Nigeria, Brazil and Switzerland. Plus, Germany look to bounce back against Sweden; the word on Mexico; and throwing toffee in South Korea RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Serbia 1 - 2 Switzerland - The Power Cube settles the slug fest (02m 40s) • PART 1b: Brazil 2 - 0 Costa Rica - Neymar’s psychodrama (07m 50s) • PART 2: Nigeria 2 - 0 Iceland - with more Aanu Adeoye (15m 00s) • PART...


Rise of the Dalić

Witty title! Jimbo, Tom Williams, Jack Lang and Matt Davies give the hot chat on Spain, Portugal, Iran, Peru and more. Plus xxxxxx RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Argentina 0 – 3 Croatia (01m 50s) • PART 1b: France 1 – 0 Peru (10m 00s) • PART 1c: Denmark 1 – 1 Australia (19m 00s) • PART 2a: Nigeria v Iceland preview - with Aanu Adeoye (23m 00s) • PART 2b: Brazil v Costa Rica preview (29m 30s) • PART 2c: Serbia v Switzerland preview – with Kirsten Schlewitz (35m 10s) • PART 3: World Cup odds with...


An unconvincing bumfluff experiment

Jimbo, Tom Williams, Jack Lang and Matt Davies give the hot chat on Spain, Portugal, Iran, Peru and more. Plus tomorrow's action as France face Peru, Denmark take on Australia, and a mouth watering tie between Argentina and Croatia. RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Iran 0 – 1 Spain (03m 30s) • PART 1b: Portugal 1 – 0 Morocco (7m 30s) • PART 1c: Saudi Arabia 0 – 1 Uruguay (13m 00s) • PART 2a: France v Peru preview - with Luis Miguel Echegaray (18m 00s) • PART 2b: Denmark v Australia preview (26m...


Progress, protests and a spot of Prussian history

Jimbo is joined by Duncan Alexander, Michael Cox and a jubilant Sasha Goryunov to look back on Russia victory over Egypt. Plus, Japan stun Colombia; the word from downtown Kaliningrad; and a sociopolitical preview of Iran v Spain RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: Russia 3 - 1 Egypt - the great Russian rope-a-dope (01m 30s) • PART 2a: Japan 2 - 1 Colombia - with Ben Maxwell from the J-Talk podcast (10m 40s) • PART 2b: Senegal 2 - 1 Poland (17m 40s) • PART 3a: A (P)Russian history lesson (21m 10s) •...


A different proposition

Jimbo is joined by Carl Anka, Matt Scott and Iain Macintosh to look back on England last-gasp win over Tunisia. Plus, Russia look to book their place in the last 16 and Group H's psychic battles RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1: England 2 - 1 Tunisia (02m 00s) • PART 2a: Belgium 3 - 0 Panama - with a lot of love for Lukaku (11m 00s) • PART 2b: More England and Belgium chat (17m 00s) • PART 3a: Colombia v Japan preview - with Ben Maxwell from the J-Talk podcast (27m 10s) • PART 3b: Senegal v Poland...


What's Löw got to do with it

Jimbo, Michael Cox, James Horncastle and Jack Lang give their thoughts on the first World Cup outings for Brazil and Germany and look ahead to England’s opening game with Tunisia. What could possibly go wrong? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Germany 0 – 1 Mexico (4m 20s) • PART 1b: Brazil 1 – 1 Switzerland (12m 30s) • PART 1c: Serbia 1 – 0 Costa Rica (14m 40s) • PART 2a: England v Tunisia preview – with Anton Toloui (20m 00s) • PART 2b: Belgium v Panama preview (28m 40s) • PART 2c: Sweden v South...


Something's got to give

Jimbo, James Horncastle, Jack Lang and Matt Davies salute Iceland’s latest heroics and the rest of the Saturday’s action. Plus, previews of the first outings for Germany and Brazil and dark horses Serbia RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Argentina 1 - 1 Iceland - with Goal’s Pete Staunton and Stefan Agustsson (02m 30s) • PART 1b: Nigeria 0 - 2 Croatia - a good match for the chickens to miss (9m 40s) • PART 2a: France 2 - 1 Australia - with Julien Laurens (11m 30s) • PART 2b: Peru 0 - 2 Denmark (18m...


The rough with the smooth

Jimbo, Jack Lang, Tom Williams and Matt Stanger draw conclusions from Portugal’s magnificent 3-3 draw with Spain. Plus, Peruvian fans’ dedication; Mexican waves; and previews of all the upcoming day's games RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Spain 3 - 3 Portugal (01m 20s) • PART 1b: Iran 1 - 0 Morocco (08m 40s) • PART 1c: Uruguay 1 - 0 Egypt - and Mexican wave chat (11m 50s) • PART 2a: Argentina v Iceland preview - with added Bielsa chat (17m 00s) • PART 2b: Nigeria v Croatia preview - with Aanu...


Take That and Party (like a Russian!)

Jimbo, Michael Cox, Duncan Alexander and Iain Macintosh kick off our World Cup run by looking back on Russia’s 5-0 hammering of Saudi Arabia; dissect the Robbie Williams playlist; and look ahead to tomorrow’s games. Will Spain get their new manager bounce? Will Iran find some boots? And will Mo Salah be fit? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Russia 5 - 0 Saudi Arabia (02m 20s) • PART 1b: Robbie Williams, the opening ceremony, and the word from Moscow with ESPN’s Mark Ogden (06m 20s) • PART 2a:...


Totally World Cup - Groups G and H previewed

In our final podcast before the World Cup kicks off, Jimbo, Michael Cox, Jack Lang, Daniel Storey, Iain Macintosh and Belgium's own Kristof Terreur size up England and their opponents in Group G. Plus, we wonder whether Group H - with Japan, Colombia, Senegal and Poland - may just be the best group of them all RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Group G: Tunisia - the highest ranked team in Africa are not to be taken lightly (03m 00s) • PART 1b: Group G: Panama - “in Russia for a good time, not a long...


Totally World Cup - Groups D, E and F previewed

Daniel Storey, Jack Lang, James Horncastle and Matt Davies join Jimbo to talk Brazil, Argentina, Mexico et al. Plus, Rafa Honigstein on Sané-less Germany; Stefan Agustsson on Iceland's World Cup adventure; and Frida Fagerlund on Sweden post-Zlatan RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: Group D: Argentina - reliant on Messi, but do they get the best out of him? (02m 00s) • PART 1b: Group D: Croatia - it’s all on Modric (09m 30s) • PART 1c: Group D: Nigeria - problems in goal, problems in front of goal...


Totally World Cup - Groups A, B, and C previewed

Jimbo’s joined in the pod by Michael Cox, Tom Williams, Sasha Goryunov and a host of other international guests too to tell you everything you need to know about how the likes of France, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Peru, Morocco and the hosts will fare in Russia RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: World Cup Fever, World Cup predictions (01m 50s) • PART 1b: Group A: Uruguay - a last hurrah for Suarez, Cavani and co? (05m 00s) • PART 1c: Group A: Egypt - King Salah and more with Bassil Mikdadi (11m 00s) •...


More from Conifa 2018 - the best football tournament of the summer (so far)

Iain Macintosh, comedian Mark Watson and Conifa president Per-Anders Blind update us on the progress of Cascadia, Padania et al as the Conifa World Football Cup enters the knockout phase. Plus, the green card makes its debut, the greatest Essex XI, and all you needed to know about reindeer herding


Conifa 2018 - fixing football (just not like that)

It's the eve of the biggest international football tournament you've never heard of. Iain Macintosh is your guide as we tell you everything you need to know about the 2018 Conifa World Football Cup - the participants from places like Tibet, Cascadia and Matabeleland; the rule changes; and why Yorkshire may be the team to watch in the future


Red weddings, cheese, and hiding out in New York

Jimbo’s back as we put a bow on the domestic season, with Michael Cox, James Horncastle, Iain Macintosh, Sasha Goryunov and Alvaro Romeo giving the last word(s) on the Champions League and Championship play-off finals RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: CL final review - the word from Kiev with Sasha Goryunov (01m 40s) • PART 1b: From the ridiculous to the sublime (05m 20s) • PART 1c: The story of the game (07m 20s) • PART 1d: The word view from Madrid with Alvaro Romeo: what next from CR7 and GB11?...


Powers surges, admirable cojones and worked shoots

Rafa Honigstein, James Horncastle and Julien Laurens join Iain Macintosh to preview the Champions League final and analyse Unai Emery’s managerial chops. Plus, why is Grant Holt stepping into the squared circle? RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: CL final preview - the Liverpool perspective... (00m 40s) • PART 1b: …and the Real perspective, with Ben Hayward from Goal (07m 40s) • PART 2a: An apology to our Danish friends (16m 30s) • PART 2b: Playoffs predictions - sans predictions (17m 20s) • PART 2c:...


A serene still lake and a Ukrainian travelogue

Caroline Barker is joined by Michael Cox, Sasha Goryunov and Ian Irvine (PL TV) to assess Chelsea's victory in an attritional FA Cup final. Plus, Manuel Pellegrini’s chances at West Ham, and an amazing end to the Serie A season RUNNING ORDER: • PART 1a: The FA Cup final - the United perspective (01m 20s) • PART 1b: …and the Chelsea perspective (09m 40s) • PART 1c: Brendan creates Celtic history (16m 40s) • PART 1d: And a word for Brackley (20m 10s) • PART 2a: Arteta to Arsenal? (21m 40s )...


A life between the sticks - David Preece with Tony Coton

It’s mental health awareness week, so we’ve teamed up with CALM to bring you this bonus episode. It’s our pal David Preece talking to his old friend and teammate Tony Coton – a 'keeper for Watford, Man City and Sunderland and a coach at Man U and Aston Villa - about the particular stresses of a career between the sticks, and how Tony sought help after first his playing and then his coaching career was cut short. CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably - a charity dedicated to...