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.


Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 213 - Brentford's keys to success

Brentford sit 7th in the Championship, just a point from the play offs and after a 3-1 victory over title contending Bournemouth, are capable of challenging for an automatic promotion spot. Why then have they decided to rid themselves of the services of their manager Mark Warburton at the end of the season irrespective or whether they go up or stay in the Championship?

The focus is drawing towards their publicity shy owner Matthew Benham and the use of Key Performance Indicators in the transfer market and to improve performances. Is it the way ahead for football? Join Jan, Terry and Graham as we pick over what exactly is going on in TW8.

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


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 212 - Sherwood's return

With Jan on his half term holiday, Chris Nee makes a welcome return to the podcast to discuss the latest developments at his club, Aston Villa. With Tim Sherwood now at the helm, Chris explains how the club got into this sorry mess.

We also take full advantage of Chris's knowledge of (the) MLS for a preview of the upcoming season.

Chris's latest Villa blog post: http://football.chrisnee.co.uk/2015/02/rudderless-aston-villa-replace-paul.html

If you want to hear more on Villa, you can listen to Chris regularly on his podcast Aston Villa Review

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

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 211 - Mules and Spinning Wheels

Yesterday, the much awaited details of the new domestic TV bids for 2016-19 were revealed by the Premier League. A staggering £5.136 billion is going to be stumped up by Sky and BT as they continue their cross-platform battle for dominance in a war that reaches far beyond football.

Despite the Premier League's suggestion to the contrary, very little of that money will be going outside of the teams involved. Graham, Terry and Jan analyse the deal and attempt to work out what it all means now that domestic TV revenue will dwarf match day revenues at a ratio of 3:1.

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

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 210 - The January sales

Who were the winners and losers of this year's winter transfer window? Jan, Terry and Graham pick through some of the names that have come and gone. There's also time to reflect on Harry Redknapp's departure from QPR which will hopefully avoid any knee-jerk reactions.

Top Trumps returns but now, with Jan's demise, it's a head-to-head with you the listeners taking on Terry. Who will draw first blood?

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

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 209 - Managerial Merry-go-round 2015

Though the Transfer Window has been open for almost two weeks, it's managerial changes that dominate discussions in the Premier League at the moment. This week Terry reveals his thoughts on Alan Pardew's appointment at Crystal Palace and Tony Pulis going to West Brom. Jan and Graham are on hand and look at where the Merry-go-round will stop next.

Jan may be a little distracted though as he's down to his last card in Sound of Football Top Trumps. You, the listeners have control of the game - will Robin van Persie knock him out of the competition?

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

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Sound Of Football Podcast 208 - Steven Gerrard RIP* (*Reside in Pasadena)

Happy New Year everyone. We start the year with our reaction to the news of Steven Gerrard's upcoming summertime departure from Anfield. It looks like he'll be joining his long time England midfield partner Frank Lampard in MLS but about as far away as you can get from New York, in LA. Join Graham, Terry and Jan as we look back at their differing careers and wonder who's right - the people who think they're two of the greatest players we've ever had, or those who think they're shockingly over-rated.

Top Trumps returns with you the listener in the driving seat. Jan's tugging at his collar with just two cards keeping him in the contest.

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