The Sound Of Football Podcast

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Sound Of Football Podcast 303 - Russia and the World Cup


With now less than 10 months to go before the start of next summer's World Cup in Russia, we begin our build up to the tournament with an in-depth look at the host nation. Will the stadia be ready in time? Will the home team be any good?

Graham and Jan are joined by writer and podcaster Manuel Veth from the Futbolgrad network. A frequent visitor to Russia, Manu has recently returned from watching the Confederations Cup. In addition to his excellent knowledge of domestic football in Russia, he tells us about his experiences of watching football there and provides us with some invaluable travel tips, if you're thinking of going yourself.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The two best sides in the Premier League last season meet each other at Wembley after differing performances in the opening weekend, there are also fixtures from the opening round of the Bundesliga, Serie A and La Liga. Get our free weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Sound Of Football Podcast 302 - Kicking off Premier League 17/18


While Southern Europe scorches in a heatwave, conditions in England are perfect for the return of football. For a summer that was supposedly football free, there seemed to be plenty on offer, with England's youth teams collecting international trophies by the armful. But club football is inevitably what we crave and our fix arrives this weekend with the start of a new Premier League season.

As ever at the start of a new season, positivity is in abundance: Terry is cockahoop that his side Palace has Frank De Boer in charge, while Arsenal's win on ABBA penalties against Chelsea in the Community Shield has impressed Graham. Even Jan, whose team Sunderland dropped into the Championship, can see method in their somewhat austere summer signings. He also reveals his Fantasy League picks for the start of the season - though he could just be feeding you misinformation in the hope you invite him into your league.

With so many new football podcasts coming out and so many good ones available already, we know you have you choice of listening. Thanks for choosing us.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The Premier League kicks off this weekend with Leicester at the Emirates on Friday evening, there are tough openers for two newly promoted sides and as an extra treat, the first Clasico of 2017/18. Get our free weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Sound Of Football Podcast 301 - The end of the season show


We've finally made it to the end of the season: the Leagues are all finished and the cups are being handed out. What better time to look at how the dust is settling on 2016/17?

Graham, Terry and Jan select some of their highlights of the season, including their team of the year and the best bit of punditry (well done, Glenn). Terry and Jan will also be looking at what the future holds for their respective clubs now that Palace and Sunderland are managerless. Recorded before the weekend's games it also includes a very spooky prediction of how the Cup Final would play out.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The last regular Weekend Boxset will be for the upcoming International Break. Get our free weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Friday, 12 May 2017

Sound Of Football Podcast 300 - The triple century show


Summer is coming and with it a slew of competitions that don't really mean anything. Or do they? When does a hokey summer tournament turn into something that actually counts? All football tournaments are made up so how do we differentiate between the stuff worth celebrating and the stuff opposing fans can happily deride.

Drawing on their own experience of the globalised game, Graham, Terry and Jan look at the perceived rights and wrongs of expanding community based clubs to a worldwide fanbase. Watch out for Terry indiscriminately firing his Bring-Down Ray™ and our new portmanteau word "Greird".

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Graham's preview of this weekend's top TV fixtures includes two possible title winning matches and the National League play-off final. Get our free weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Sound Of Football Podcast 299 - Integrity and the play-offs


While many sides are still battling for promotion or escaping relegation, when it gets to this stage of the season the majority of sides have little or nothing to play for. Except, that is, for "the Integrity of the League" - that old-fashioned concept that stipulates that everyone is honour-bound to try their hardest to win every game, even when there seems little point in stretching yourself.

David Wagner is the latest to have an accusing finger pointed in his direction after his almost entirely changed, and already play-off bound, Huddersfield succumbed to 10-man Birmingham City. Did facing these toothless Terriers give Harry Redknapp's side have an unfair advantage over their fellow strugglers? Have Colchester's play-off hopes been unfairly disadvantaged by the (justified or not) fan-action affected game with Leyton Orient? Will Blackpool's when they face the Os on the last day?

No Jan this week as he too has put his feet up before the season's end. So it falls to Graham and Terry to discover just how unstable football's integrity really is.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Terry's preview of this weekend's top TV fixtures includes the final round of Championship fixtures and the A-League Grand Final. Get our free weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Sound Of Football Podcast 298 - A Messi world


Is Lionel Messi the greatest footballer of all time? His performance in last Sunday's EL Clasico 3-2 victory for Barcelona at the Bernabeu could well be the finest individual performance ever seen. His winning goal, scored with just a few seconds of injury time remaining, was also his 500th for Barcelona. His scoring record alone is remarkable but when coupled with the fact that he doesn't turn 30 until June, his career figures begin to look like the stuff of implausible fiction.

Ronaldo, two years older than Messi, has himself surpassed the 500 club goal mark. Between them they have taken first and second place in eight of the last nine Ballon D'Or. Statistically, it's hard to argue against them deserving such recognition but are they really that far ahead in a decade that has had more than its share of remarkable players? How will history remember them after they have retired and focus is shifted on to the new stars that will replace them?

On this week's podcast, Graham, Terry and Jan look back at the great players they remember, in a bid to see if "great" is being redefined in the modern era.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Graham's preview of this weekend's top TV fixtures includes the North London derby and the Derbi barcelonĂ­. Get our free weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Sound Of Football Podcast 297 - Under new management



Harry Redknapp is back, having been swiftly appointed as Birmingham City manager following Gianfranco Zola's exit at the weekend. This piece of surprising news came just a few days after the announcement that Tony Adams had taken over as caretaker manager at Granada CF. Surprising news is always good for those producing topical football discussion podcasts.

On this week's podcast, Graham, Terry and Jan jump on the managerial merry-go-round and look at whose hats are being thrown into whose rings. Are promising British coaches really being over-looked by the top clubs or are they merely swimming in a very competitive pond?

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


What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Terry's preview of this weekend's top TV fixtures includes the FA Cup semi-finals and El Clásico. Get our free weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today