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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.

Language:

English


Episodes

David Bentley Can Do It All!

12/6/2017
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S6 Ep6 - The one and only David Bentley is on The Magic Sponge podcast. Anyone that's not a fan of his, give this a listen and then see what you think. Stories about Arsenal, Spurs, Blackburn, Capello, Savage... Stacky sends in a voice message about... And if that wasn't enough Bullard calls up at the end while he's 'working' with Wayne Bridge. Hell of a last episode. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett and David Bentley The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel...

Duration: 01:00:48


Razor, Merse, Rob and Ian

11/29/2017
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S6 Ep5 - Razor Ruddock joins Roba and Ian, plus Merson is back for another episode full of great stories. Razor seems to attract the interesting characters in a team so it's not a surprise to hear he hung out with Wrighty, Burridge, Sedgely... Gazza. It's amazing to think he played for England! Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Paul Merson and Neil Razor Ruddock The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration: 00:44:04


Paul Merson did some miles!

11/22/2017
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S6 Ep4 - Paul Merson joins Rob and Ian (while Jimmy is off fishing). Merse is a guest we've been trying to get for a while and he doesn't disappoint. Stories from his whole career which include the time he lived with Gazza and a great one about going to Barbados. GOLD. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett and Paul Merson The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration: 00:52:47


Gallen and Watson - The two Kev's

11/15/2017
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S6 Ep3 - The two Kev's wedge themselves into the smallest recording studio to talk about Gallen cracking his pubis in the Grenfell game, playing with Gazza, slogging it out in non-league management and starting out in the premier league. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Kevin Gallen and Kevin Watson The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration: 00:41:53


John Salako AKA Jonny Salad

11/8/2017
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S6 Ep2 - Jonny Salad joins hosts Rob Beckett and Ian Smith while Sam Parkin (from the very first Sponge episode) fills in for the absent Jimmy Bullard. Pardew gets a mention as does Wrighty and Brighty not to mention the shoeing he got for slagging off some of the first team when he was starting out and playing for England. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Ray Parlour The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration: 00:31:27


David Noble - Cliff diving with Graham Stack

11/1/2017
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S6 Ep1 - The Sponge is back for a brand new series and starts with an absolute belter. Stacky's mate David Noble telling some unbelievable stories from his time in (but mostly out) the game. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Ray Parlour The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave produced by Joel Porter

Duration: 00:45:17


Nearly Back! ...and It's Still October

10/28/2017
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S6 TRAILER - The Magic Sponge is HERE... Nearly. Rob, Ian and sometimes Jimmy give chat to guests - Paul Merson, Razor Ruddock, John Salako, Kevin Watson and David Noble. In the mean time here's a little trailer.

Duration: 00:07:53


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


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

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