The Sound Of Football Podcast

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 332: Everybody, just calm down

Plenty of talking points this week, from last minute drama to more VAR bizarre-ness. Gigi Buffon saw the red mist and then a red card against Real Madrid in Juve's breathtaking Champions League quarter final, while in a relegation dogfight in Germany the VAR took the unprecedented step of bringing players back on the pitch to take a penalty, after the half-time whistle had gone.

In addition to looking over these dramatic events, Graham, Terry and Jan also take time to discuss the potential ups and downs in the relegation and promotion battles in the Premier League and Championship.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Terry covers the FA Cup semi finals and thinks there may be an upset when Sevilla take on Barcelona in the Copa Del Rey Final. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.


Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 331: What next for City?

Have Manchester City's recent results taken some of the shine off a wonderful season for Pep Guardiola's side? Derby defeat to United to deny them their title celebrations coming days after a 3-0 loss against Liverpool in the Champions League has shown that City aren't as unstoppable as they appear.

The way City have marched almost unhindered to the Premier League title this season it is easy to imagine that they can go on to dominate the Premier League for seasons ahead like United and Liverpool in the past and Juventus, Bayern and PSG in their domestic leagues now. But being in the Premier League doesn't make things easy for anyone: no team has retained the title for nine seasons, and, with Chelsea now looking unlikely to finish in a top four position, it will be four seasons out of the last five that the Champions have gone on to fail to qualify for the Champions League the following season.

Graham, Terry and Jan look at this current City side and ask whether they have what it takes to be the dominant side in the Premier League for seasons ahead.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Graham looks at the Scottish FA Cup semi finals, a top of the table clash in Portugal and a chance for PSG to seal the title against the current Champions Monaco. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 330 - Football v rugby

The average football fan and the average rugby fan are often imagined to be vastly different people. Does the lack of diving, simulation and a perceived greater respect for match officials really set rugby above football in the context of morality?

Join Graham, Terry and current rugby club member Jan as they look at the differences between the codes and why fans of one are often unwilling to see anything that appeals in the other.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Derbies in Manchester, Liverpool, London and Madrid dominate Terry's pick of the weekend viewing. Will Jose spoil Pep's party by delaying City's inevitable title win by another week. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 329 - 50+1 won't go



Bundesliga clubs last week voted to retain their ownership model of 50+1, where the majority of shares must be owned by club members rather than an oligarch or natural gas company. Good news for fans but not so good news for Bayern Munich, whose CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge believes will struggle to compete with the super-rich sides in other European leagues that enjoy no such restrictions.

This week, Graham, Jan and our resident Bundesliga expert Terry, discuss the 50+1 model - its benefits and any potential drawbacks. We also ponder where Bayern go from here - barely challenged on their way to a sixth consecutive Bundesliga title (even when they are far below their best), is success in the Champions League the only measure of how good they actually are?

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

If all this chat has whetted your appetite for some German football, Bundesliga games don't get much bigger than Bayern v Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. There's also Chelsea v Spurs - not only a scrap for a Champions League spot but could also be a rehearsal for next month's FA Cup Final. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 328 - Idealists and idiots


How could Jose Mourinho's Manchester United side have lost to a team that has won three times as many European trophies in the past four seasons?

Instead of celebrating qualifying for an FA Cup semi-final at the weekend, much of the conversation around Jose Mourinho and his side still centres around their exit from the Champions League just a few days earlier, and the unconventional press conference he treated everyone to afterwards. While the rant, for want of a better word, did little to explain United's Champions League exit, it does a much better job at exploding the tedious narrative of the football manager press conference.

This week Graham, Terry and Jan discuss Jose's season: is his side in transition or is he really just a "busted flush" as his detractors would have us believe.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

It's an international break, worse still it's a friendly international break. As such, we're taking a break for a week and finding something far more interesting to occupy our time with - we suggest you do the same but be sure to check in next week. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 327 - Fan action


The actions of a small minority of fans at the London Stadium last weekend have been widely condemned but have also drawn attention to the troubles at West Ham. While most fan groups involved agree that something must be done, just how they go about it has led to division and threats of violence.

With acts of collective protest now easier than ever to organise, what steps can fans take to show their dissatisfaction? Terry, Graham and Jan look at the situation in East London and in other flash-points across football. Could we soon start to see tennis ball protests in the Premier League?

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

It's the FA Cup Quarter Finals. Terry looks forward to them (even United v Brighton) and three other fixtures, for his choice of the weekend's TV matches. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 326 - Arsenal Fan TV

Is Arsenal Fan TV the future of football punditry? Is supporter-led and created content the way forward? Ed Carter from the Twohundredpercent podcast sits in for Jan to discuss the YouTube channel that has become his, as a Brighton fan, firm favourite.

A service with phenomenal metrics, we ask just why the formula works so well for Arsenal Fan TV and why it doesn't seem to work so well at other clubs.

Recorded on Monday night, Terry also goes through the pain of watching his team, Crystal Palace, lose a two goal lead to Manchester United while recording a podcast with a Brighton supporter.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

United v Liverpool headline a collection of games Sky are dubbing Rivalry Weekend. Graham makes his choices of the seven most intriguing TV matches from the weekend. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.