Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 261 - Euro 2016: The middle

The long group stage is almost done and in offices everywhere wall-charts are busily being scribbled on. Working out third-place permutations has become the most popular logic puzzle since Sudoku.

Join Graham, Terry and special guest Andy Rockall from Tottenham podcast Echoes of Glory as they watch the close of Group D and look ahead to a fascinating, if slightly unbalanced knock-out stage. As a bonus you can also hear Graham's delight when he works out what match he'll be going to see in Paris next week.

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

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 260 - Euro 2016: The openers

We're now 12 games into the tournament and everyone has played once. Already many of the predictions we made in the last podcast have proved questionable but as always, that just makes a tournament even better. There's been some great goals, inspiring underdog performances but also a lot of unpleasantness off the pitch.

Join Graham, Terry and Jan as they watch the closing stages of Iceland v Portugal and discuss the high and lows of the opening days of the tournament.

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

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 259 - Euro 2016: The predictions

Continuing our coverage of Euro 2016, this week we use our skill and judgement to predict how the month long tournament will pan out. Chris Oakley rejoins the team to lend his expertise (even if it is a little off kilter in some areas).

Will Spain get a third successive Euro title? Will Jan's family Northern Irish roots show? Will Graham get his head around the placing of the third place teams in the draw? Will Terry be able to overcome his horrific bias towards squads that have a high number of Bundesliga players? All these questions and more are answered here. One thing we can predict with certainty is that it all kicks off this coming Friday.

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

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 258 - Euro 2016: The squads

We couldn't wait any longer - our Euro 2016 coverage starts here with a look at the surprise inclusions and exclusions from the final squads.

Join Graham, Terry and Jan as they discuss Roy's final choices as well as a selection of interesting picks from across Europe. We've also got a new theme tune for the summer - ITV will probably copy us like they did in 2014.

Terry's blog on Roy's final selection can be read here

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

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 257 - All rights reserved

So it appears Jose Mourinho can't begin his reign as Manchester United manager until Chelsea give up the rights they hold over his name. While we at the Sound of Football don't know much about how to actually run a football club, we've certainly been involved in more than the occasional fiasco, so we feel very comfortable discussing the current comings and goings at Old Trafford.

Join Graham, Terry and Jan as they have a look at what the future holds for United and any other team that would be looking to dominate the Premier League

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

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 256 - Red alert

If it wasn't for the drama unfolding in the toilets of Old Trafford, the final day of the season might have been easily forgettable (outside of North London at least). Join Terry, Jan and Graham as they tie up the loose ends of a season that refuses to be anything but bonkers.

They also discuss Roy's 26 man England squad, announced on Monday. Should Jack Wilshere be going? Why not Mark Noble?

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

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 255 - Deciders

What happens when you can't separate purely by the number of goals they score against each other? As the 2015/16 season comes to an end almost every day brings finals and semi-finals, relegation battles and promotion play-offs. What's the fairest way to decide matches and leagues?

Graham, Terry and Jan - all who support clubs whose seasons could end on the tightest margins be it Champions League qualification, an FA Cup final or Premier League survival - discuss the pros and cons of separating equals.

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