Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 216 - Going fourth

Despite the recent failings of English clubs in Europe a look at the UEFA coeffecient table sees England sitting second, still just slightly ahead of Germany and a huge 13 points ahead of Italy in fourth. Though with three Italian sides left in the competitions there is the potential for that gap to shrink to just a quarter of a ranking point by the start of next season - the equivalent of a single win. This could see season 2015/16 as a year long play off for a fourth Champions League place.

This week, Jan, Terry and Graham discuss how losing a Champions League spot would affect the Premier League - especially with the recent announcement that UEFA would be providing even even more money to those competing in it.

Also discussed is the FSF's campaign for fairer wealth distribution and of course there's another round of Top Trumps.

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 215 - Sunderland's New Manager 2015

With the inevitability of the launch of a new iPhone or the arrival a tax demand, Sunderland have plunged themselves into the search for yet another new manager. Jan gives a fan's perspective as he casts his critical eye over the Poyet reign. We also try to work out why it's taken so long for Jamie Carragher to work out that the Premier League might not be all it's cracked up to be.

There's another swashbuckling round of Top Trumps, including a failed attempt at electoral fraud from Terry in a vain effort to wrest control of the game from you, the listeners.

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.


Thursday, 5 March 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 214 - Roman knows


Following their League Cup success at the weekend Jan, Terry and Graham take a long look at Chelsea and what the last 12 years of control by Roman Abramovich has meant to the landscape of English top flight football.

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 213 - Brentford's keys to success

Brentford sit 7th in the Championship, just a point from the play offs and after a 3-1 victory over title contending Bournemouth, are capable of challenging for an automatic promotion spot. Why then have they decided to rid themselves of the services of their manager Mark Warburton at the end of the season irrespective or whether they go up or stay in the Championship?

The focus is drawing towards their publicity shy owner Matthew Benham and the use of Key Performance Indicators in the transfer market and to improve performances. Is it the way ahead for football? Join Jan, Terry and Graham as we pick over what exactly is going on in TW8.

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 212 - Sherwood's return

With Jan on his half term holiday, Chris Nee makes a welcome return to the podcast to discuss the latest developments at his club, Aston Villa. With Tim Sherwood now at the helm, Chris explains how the club got into this sorry mess.

We also take full advantage of Chris's knowledge of (the) MLS for a preview of the upcoming season.

Chris's latest Villa blog post: http://football.chrisnee.co.uk/2015/02/rudderless-aston-villa-replace-paul.html

If you want to hear more on Villa, you can listen to Chris regularly on his podcast Aston Villa Review

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 211 - Mules and Spinning Wheels

Yesterday, the much awaited details of the new domestic TV bids for 2016-19 were revealed by the Premier League. A staggering £5.136 billion is going to be stumped up by Sky and BT as they continue their cross-platform battle for dominance in a war that reaches far beyond football.

Despite the Premier League's suggestion to the contrary, very little of that money will be going outside of the teams involved. Graham, Terry and Jan analyse the deal and attempt to work out what it all means now that domestic TV revenue will dwarf match day revenues at a ratio of 3:1.

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 210 - The January sales

Who were the winners and losers of this year's winter transfer window? Jan, Terry and Graham pick through some of the names that have come and gone. There's also time to reflect on Harry Redknapp's departure from QPR which will hopefully avoid any knee-jerk reactions.

Top Trumps returns but now, with Jan's demise, it's a head-to-head with you the listeners taking on Terry. Who will draw first blood?

You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.