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Ex-pro Jimmy Bullard is joined by comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith plus a guest from the world of football to talk about the beautiful game and their outrageous experiences on and off the field. Tweet us using #MagicSponge.

Ex-pro Jimmy Bullard is joined by comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith plus a guest from the world of football to talk about the beautiful game and their outrageous experiences on and off the field. Tweet us using #MagicSponge.
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United Kingdom

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Ex-pro Jimmy Bullard is joined by comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith plus a guest from the world of football to talk about the beautiful game and their outrageous experiences on and off the field. Tweet us using #MagicSponge.

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English


Episodes

Leesa Mattress Special with Ray Parlour

5/24/2017
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S5 Ep8 - It's the final episode of the series and (thanks to our sponsor - Leesa Mattresses) we've only gone and got The Romford Pele - Ray Parlour! The Arsenal legend has some cracking stories including one about ex-England football manager Kevin Keegan... "like going on holiday to Vegas". And if that wasn't enough, Jimmy gets one over on Beckett and Smithy turns up late. Go to leesa.co.uk/magicsponge and type in the code MagicSponge80 for £80 off your LEESA mattress. Starring: Ian Smith,...

Duration: 01:03:58


John Sitton and his 90s Nightmare

5/17/2017
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S5 Ep7 - John Sitton shot to fame for all the wrong reasons in the mid 90s after a C4 doc "Orient: Club for a Fiver" where he was more 'aggressive' to his players during a half time rant than was considered acceptable and was ostracised from the game. He sets the record straight as well as telling a stupid amount of amazing stories from his time in the game... He also swears quite a bit. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and John Sitton The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot...

Duration: 00:45:22


Tony Warner Remembers Everything

4/5/2017
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S5 Ep6 - Tony Warner is back with more ridiculously funny stories. This time he's got a bunch on Jimmy too. Stories include; Dennis Rodman, Steve Harkness, Chris Baird and Chris Coleman... all of which are pure gold. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Tony Warner The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and assistant producer Dorian James

Duration: 00:39:44


The Beast is in da HOUSE!

3/29/2017
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S5 Ep5 - We have the biggest man in all the leagues DaRealAkinfenwa on the show! The Strongest man in football has some brilliant chants to his name as well as a number of great stories about THAT penalty and his time in Lithuania. BEAST MODE ON. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Kevin Gallen and Adebayo Akinfenwa The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and assistant producer Dorian James

Duration: 00:43:04


Agent Ridgewell needs a new watch...

3/22/2017
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S5 Ep4 - Jimmy tries to explain away Pascal Chimbonda's revelation while the boys wait for Liam Ridgewell. Ridgy gives us the lowdown on his newspaper scandal as well a few Hendrie stories. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Liam Ridgewell The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Perason

Duration: 00:37:24


Clinton Morrison and THAT World Cup

3/15/2017
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S5 Ep3 - Clinton 'O' Morrison risks the wrath of Roy Keane to tell the boys what really happened in Japan, his bust up with Danny Mills and sharing a room with Graham Stack. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Kevin Gallen and Clinton Morrison The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and assistant producer Dorian James

Duration: 00:42:27


Graham Stack roomed with Keown!

3/8/2017
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S5 Ep2 - Graham Stack has stories to rival Tony Warner, and that is saying something. Arsenal, the invincibles, Pennant, Keown, Parlour, Reading, Danny Rose & Fabian Delph, David Seaman, Dodgy gear... The list goes on and on. ENJOY! Starring: Jimmy Bullard, Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Graham Stack The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson assistant producer Dorian James

Duration: 01:06:11


Rohan Ricketts is worth the wait!

3/1/2017
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S5 Ep1 - The Magic Sponge is back for another series and it's off to a belter with the world travelling Rohan Ricketts joining Rob, Ian and Jimmy. From the moment Rohan enters the room 15mins late, having been delayed by food poisoning, it's a whirlwind of a show. Just don't ask Jimmy about how Leatherhead are getting on. Jimmy Bullard, Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Rohan Ricketts The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson assistant producer...

Duration: 00:46:26


How big is Jimmy's Bed?

2/1/2017
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The Magic Sponge is nearly back... While these 10mins aren't quite your usual full episode, they may well be the funniest 10mins the boys have ever made. Turns out Ian has two theme tunes and Jimmy doesn't understand bed sizes. - New series starts Wednesday 1st March - The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson

Duration: 00:08:47


Tony Warner and the Devil Fish

10/13/2016
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S4 Ep6 - Jimmy Bullard's old pal Tony Warner comes in armed with a note pad of stories from his Liverpool, Millwall and Hull days and doesn't disappoint. Jimmy's celebrating his first win as manager and Smithy's been promoted to first team coach at The One Bell. It's a hell of a series finale! The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson.

Duration: 00:51:14


Seth "The Negotiator" Johnson

10/6/2016
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S4 Ep5 - Seth Johnson joins the boys to talk about "that negotiation" and to put the record straight on Lee Hendrie. Jimmy gives us a bit more insight into his foray into management and Ian Smith's been promoted to ASSISTANT MANAGER! It's all happening... The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson

Duration: 00:43:10


Jimmy "The Gaffer" Bullard

10/3/2016
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S4 Extra - Seeing how Jimmy has just become manager of Leatherhead FC we thought we'd do a little extra podcast for all the fans out there that want to know a little more. It's more serious than the usual pre-season p*ss ups but not exactly high brow. The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson.

Duration: 00:08:32


Stealing Perry Groves' Job

9/29/2016
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S4 Ep4 - Arsenal Cult Hero Perry Groves gives Rob Beckett a going over after stealing his Absolute Radio gig on on Saturday afternoons. Kev Gallen stands in for Jimmy Bullard, again as the long haired maverick looks after his new side Leatherhead FC. Plus it turns out 'The Tuesday Club' was a well oiled machine. The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson.

Duration: 00:45:12


Barry Fry's unbelievable stories

9/22/2016
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S4 Ep3 - The legendary Barry Fry joins Jimmy, Rob and Ian armed with so many unbelievable stories it's hard to know where to begin... Jailed chairman, the saviour George Best, Managing Jimmy, Peterborough United as well as the numerous sackings by Stan Flashman. They are some of the best stories in the history of football! The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Duration: 00:55:30


The Sponge is Back... Nearly

9/1/2016
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S4 Teaser - The Magic Sponge returns next week for a brand new series but in the mean time Rob and Ian have a little chat about what they've been up to... while Jimmy is on his death bed. The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Duration: 00:05:06


Jon 'The Beast' Parkin

2/23/2016
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S3 Ep8 - It's not only Adebayo Akinfenwa who's known as 'The Beast' in football, fellow striker Jon Parkin shares that nickname... and for good reason! The notorious Yorkshireman joins Rob Beckett and co to tell us about who he hates in football as well as numerous stories about faeces. Meanwhile, Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith join forces to commentate on Jon's wondergoal at Forest Green Rovers. We'd lover to hear your ideas for a new feature, tweet at #MagicSponge or leave a review! Also...

Animated Jimmy

2/19/2016
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S3 Extra - We've taken two of Jimmy's best stories and immortalised them as short animated films for your viewing pleasure! You can watch them on YouTube by searching for "Magic Sponge", head to #MagicSponge on Twitter or take a look on the Dave website.

Duration: 00:05:02


Wonderkid Lee Hendrie

2/16/2016
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S3 Ep7 - Former Aston Villa midfielder and single England cap winner Lee Hendrie joins the lads. Not the most professional during his playing days Lee brings some outstanding stories including going out drinking with Peter Crouch and one unbelievable story about goalkeeper Stefan Postma. With Rob Beckett late, Ian Smith takes his chance at helming the podcast while in a Magic Sponge first Jimmy Bullard comes prepared, bringing stories of a dead duck and confetti at Hull City.

Duration: 00:48:26