Thursday, 30 April 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 220 - Disappointment

All of us know you should never rely on football to entertain you - it will always let you down. After we urged you to follow the Championship because it was going down to the wire, it's now sewn up with a full weekend of fixtures still to play.

We all know it but somehow it always seems to surprise us just how disappointing it can be, and yet still we come back for more and still Graham, Terry and Jan keep talking about it. Also this week you'll find out why Chelsea aren't boring and where next for Jurgen Klopp (spoiler: It's not Newcastle)

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

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 219 - Uppers and Downers

With the media hysterical about party balloons filled with a mild anaesthetic, we thought we'd have a discussion about who's going up to and who's coming down from the Premier League. In time honoured tradition, we don't offer predictions, just things we wouldn't be surprised about if they happened.

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

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 218 - Playing away from home

It's often said that it's good to try new things but does that apply to football clubs? This week Graham, Terry and Jan take a nostalgic look back at their experiences of dabbling with groundhopping to watch clubs that weren't their own. Our wander down memory lane covers subjects as diverse as the German sausages at Craven Cottage to the peculiar habits of the home crowd on the terraces at Ayresome Park.

And of course, there's a bit of Top Trumps too.

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



Thursday, 2 April 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 217 - The lost opportunity for Women's football in Britain

With the recent controversy surrounding David Gill's appointment as British vice-President of FIFA, there is a lot of ill-feeling between the FA and the other Home Nation FAs. It's hardly surprising that within a few days of that vote, the FA-led plans of sending a combined Team GB to the 2016 Olympics in Rio were blocked by the Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish FAs.

While for the men this may not seem like a big deal: Britain miss out on the chance to compete in an under-23 tournament. For the women though, this decision means they are denied the opportunity of participating in a full senior event arguably more prestigious then their own World Cup.

On this week's pod, Graham, Terry and Jan discuss whether it's time for the Women's game to go it alone and makes its own decisions without the petty politics of the Men's game to hold it back.

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


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.