Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 264 - Euro 2016: The aftermath

Portugal are the Champions of Europe - and they did the hard bit without their star player Cristiano Ronaldo. In this final podcast of 2015/16 Jan, Terry and Graham step out of the studio to watch a pre-season friendly at Whyteleafe FC to look back over the tournament and what happens now for those whose future it will affect.

Will Rooney hold on to the captain's armband? Will Big Sam take over as manager? If he does, what will happen to Sunderland? All these topics and more are discussed.

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

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 263 - Euro 2016: The denouement

The final week of Euro 2016 is here and only four teams remain. Germany and France could have been picked to fill one semi final before the start of the tournament - and remarkably it's one of the only predictions this pod got right. The other semi-final is a complete surprise: for Wales because no one (including us) gave them a chance, and for Portugal because they've been so uninspiring.

Graham, Terry and the returning Jan are joined by special guest Ed Carter (@dotmund) who listeners may know from the twohundredpercent podcast. Together they take a look back at the quarter finals and one of them names the eventual tournament winner - GUARANTEED.

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

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 262 - Euro 2016: The Engxit

Well, it's been an eventual week for England. Just days after a majority of the UK decided they wanted to leave the EU, the England football team triggered their own version of Article 50 by putting on one of their worst displays ever to get knocked out by a deserving Iceland side.

This week, Graham and Terry are joined by Nik Wildhagen from bundesligafanatic.com to preview the upcoming Euro 2016 quarter-finals, including the enticing prospect of Germany v Italy.

We also reveal the name of the man we would love to see in charge of England, now that Roy has departed.

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


Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 261 - Euro 2016: The middle

The long group stage is almost done and in offices everywhere wall-charts are busily being scribbled on. Working out third-place permutations has become the most popular logic puzzle since Sudoku.

Join Graham, Terry and special guest Andy Rockall from Tottenham podcast Echoes of Glory as they watch the close of Group D and look ahead to a fascinating, if slightly unbalanced knock-out stage. As a bonus you can also hear Graham's delight when he works out what match he'll be going to see in Paris next week.

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

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 260 - Euro 2016: The openers

We're now 12 games into the tournament and everyone has played once. Already many of the predictions we made in the last podcast have proved questionable but as always, that just makes a tournament even better. There's been some great goals, inspiring underdog performances but also a lot of unpleasantness off the pitch.

Join Graham, Terry and Jan as they watch the closing stages of Iceland v Portugal and discuss the high and lows of the opening days of the tournament.

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

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 259 - Euro 2016: The predictions

Continuing our coverage of Euro 2016, this week we use our skill and judgement to predict how the month long tournament will pan out. Chris Oakley rejoins the team to lend his expertise (even if it is a little off kilter in some areas).

Will Spain get a third successive Euro title? Will Jan's family Northern Irish roots show? Will Graham get his head around the placing of the third place teams in the draw? Will Terry be able to overcome his horrific bias towards squads that have a high number of Bundesliga players? All these questions and more are answered here. One thing we can predict with certainty is that it all kicks off this coming Friday.

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

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 258 - Euro 2016: The squads

We couldn't wait any longer - our Euro 2016 coverage starts here with a look at the surprise inclusions and exclusions from the final squads.

Join Graham, Terry and Jan as they discuss Roy's final choices as well as a selection of interesting picks from across Europe. We've also got a new theme tune for the summer - ITV will probably copy us like they did in 2014.

Terry's blog on Roy's final selection can be read here

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