The Sound Of Football Podcast

Now in its 10th season, the Sound of Football is one of the longest running, truly independent football podcasts.
Half an hour of anything and everything to do with the world of football every week.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 351 - Non-League Day


This weekend just gone was Non-League Day here in England - an annual event organised to encourage fans of top flight clubs to check out clubs much lower down the league system.

With anything involving football, nothing, even something as seemingly harmless as trying to get people to go to non-league games, can have its nay-sayers but if these voices are from those attending regular non-league games should those concerns be addressed? As an increasingly popular part of the football calendar it's no wonder organisations outside of the target audience want to lend their support but can that desire lead to a misdirection of purpose or worse lend itself to accusations of appropriation?

As regular non-league goers themselves Graham, Terry and Jan look at what problems non-league clubs have at attracting crowds and why, for them, there are far more than one non-league day per year.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Club football is back. Chelsea take on Manchester United, Barcelona try to get back on track against top of the table Sevilla and there's a derby in Milan. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 350 - Ozymandias


What is happening at the four biggest clubs on the planet? Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich may be comfortably ahead in the rich list but are all struggling in their domestic leagues. Is this just a post World Cup hangover or is it a sign of changing times ahead?

With form being temporary, Graham, Terry and Jan take advantage of an international break to discuss what's going so badly wrong at the giants of European football.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The Nations League returns with England in action on Friday night against their World Cup semi-final conquerors Croatia. There's also the exciting prospect of Netherlands v Germany Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 349 - Players owning clubs



More and more players are buying football clubs. This month, Ronaldo (the Brazilian one) bought a controlling stake in Real Valladolid. David Beckham is creating a new team in Miami while his former team-mates at United now own half of Salford City FC. With players getting richer, is this the future of club ownership?

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The big games keep coming for Liverpool, this week they face off against the Champions. Under-pressure Jose Mourinho is faced with a must-win tie against Newcastle, while down-under there's a Sydney derby in the semi-finals of the FFA Cup. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 348 - Crime and punishment


After a week's break in sunny climes, the Sound of Football team reassemble to discuss a story on their own doorsteps. Graham, Terry and Jan are all season tickets at their local non-league football club Whyteleafe FC, this week saw their club ejected from the FA Cup due to irregularities over the registration of one of their players.

The decision is up for appeal but with the competition in full swing and with three clubs all claiming to be the rightful club in the next round (and the rightful recipient of the respective prize money) we look at how governing bodies handle situations like this. We also extend the conversation to cover other occasions where a player's off-field activity can have far-reaching effects on their club.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The early pace-setters in the Premier League, Liverpool and Chelsea, face-off at Stamford Bridge and there are crunch local derbies in Madrid, Hamburg and South Yorkshire. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 347 - Nations League 2018/19



The Nations League is here and it's already delivering. On this week's podcast Graham, Terry and Jan assess England's start in the tournament. Were they robbed of a late equaliser against Spain? We also try to estimate how many more defeats Southgate can absorb before the clouds start to gather.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Domestic action returns with Spurs welcoming Liverpool to Wembley, and West Ham, who are still looking for their first points of the season, have a tough trip to unbeaten Everton. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 346 - What's the Hampden?


Could Scotland really move away from Hampden Park? Would it be a good move for them to do so? Would the SFA really be willing to throw away a century of tradition? Should that matter? As the Nations League kicks off across Europe Terry, Graham and the returning Jan discuss the plans to move the national team from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

What role does the stadium play in a club's identity. We try to explain by using concepts as diverse as the musical Grease and Trigger's Broom.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

It's all about the Nations League this weekend. Europe's newest international competition kicks off - and with only four matches before promotion and relegation, it's squeaky-bum time from the start. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 345 - An evening with Tim Caple

Tim Caple is one of the most distinctive voices in football commentary. We're delighted to welcome him on the show to discuss subjects as diverse as VAR, Women's Football, the Africa Cup of Nations, Bundesliga 2 and Real Madrid. There’s definitely something for everyone in this week’s pod.

You can keep up with Tim on his website (www.timcaple.com) and Twitter (@timcaple). If you're a Real Madrid fan you might also want to subscribe to his weekly news round-up podcast

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Discussed in this week's podcast, there's the crunch Women's World Cup qualifier between Wales and England. There's also a chance for you to follow Tim's recommendation and check out some Bundesliga 2. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.