The Sound Of Football Podcast

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 336 - Three Lions 2018



Gareth Southgate has named his 23 man England squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. While Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere and Adam Lallana are notable absentees none of them are surprising omissions. So what do Graham Terry and Jan make of the list of players who will be on the plane? Should the likes of Ryan Sessegnon or Jadon Sancho have been included?

We also get a chance to discuss the FA Cup final, VAR shenanigans in the closing stages of the DFB Pokal and the correct pronunciation of Shrewsbury.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 335 - The play-offs



For over 30 years the Football League play-offs have added drama to the end of the season. Often spectacular and even more often cruel, the last chance at snatching promotion in the 49th game of the season makes compelling viewing.

Recorded on Monday while watching the Championship play-off semi-final between Fulham and Derby, Graham and Terry explore the on-going popularity of the knock-out route to promotion and what the future might hold. Could a play-off for the fourth Champions League spot add some extra spice to the end of the Premier League season?

We also look ahead to this weekend's Cup finals in England, Scotland and Germany.

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 334 - Theatre of streams

Last week it was announced that Sky Sports had lost the UK rights to show La Liga from the start of next season, losing out to a little-known streaming company Eleven Sports. It's currently unclear what Eleven plan to do with their rights package but it looks unlikely that fans of the Spanish League in the UK will be able to watch live games without taking out yet another subscription.

Since breaking Sky's exclusive hold on Premier League rights the cost for consumers has continued to spiral upward as companies pass on their winning bids to the armchair fans. With the addition of streaming platforms, just how many ways are football fans willing to pay to see their club?

At the same time, the Premier League has failed to sell all the packages for the next TV deal and looks set to receive less money than it did for the previous deal. With social media giants and tech companies seemingly unwilling to play the same game as Sky and BT Sports when it comes to bidding for sports rights, will the value of the Premier League continue to drop?

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

There is a bumper crop of play-offs matches this weekend. Graham pick his seven best of the TV games - get them while you can. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.




Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 333 - Arsenal without Arsene

Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal in the summer, having been in charge of the club for 22 seasons.

Fan of the club and the man, Graham gives his perspective on his record and the legacy he leaves. With a large pair of shoes left vacant, Terry offers his expert opinion analysing a long list of potential replacements.

Also, after a weekend that saw Sunderland relegated for a second season in a row, Jan looks at what lies ahead for his club.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The title race in Italy and the push for promotion in the Championship is the focus of Graham's pick of the TV games. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

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.