The Sound Of Football Podcast

Now in its 10th season, the Sound of Football is one of the longest running, truly independent football podcasts.
Half an hour of anything and everything to do with the world of football every week.

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Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 347 - Nations League 2018/19



The Nations League is here and it's already delivering. On this week's podcast Graham, Terry and Jan assess England's start in the tournament. Were they robbed of a late equaliser against Spain? We also try to estimate how many more defeats Southgate can absorb before the clouds start to gather.

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


What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Domestic action returns with Spurs welcoming Liverpool to Wembley, and West Ham, who are still looking for their first points of the season, have a tough trip to unbeaten Everton. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 346 - What's the Hampden?


Could Scotland really move away from Hampden Park? Would it be a good move for them to do so? Would the SFA really be willing to throw away a century of tradition? Should that matter? As the Nations League kicks off across Europe Terry, Graham and the returning Jan discuss the plans to move the national team from Glasgow to Edinburgh.

What role does the stadium play in a club's identity. We try to explain by using concepts as diverse as the musical Grease and Trigger's Broom.

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


What's in the Weekend Boxset?

It's all about the Nations League this weekend. Europe's newest international competition kicks off - and with only four matches before promotion and relegation, it's squeaky-bum time from the start. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 345 - An evening with Tim Caple

Tim Caple is one of the most distinctive voices in football commentary. We're delighted to welcome him on the show to discuss subjects as diverse as VAR, Women's Football, the Africa Cup of Nations, Bundesliga 2 and Real Madrid. There’s definitely something for everyone in this week’s pod.

You can keep up with Tim on his website (www.timcaple.com) and Twitter (@timcaple). If you're a Real Madrid fan you might also want to subscribe to his weekly news round-up podcast

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


What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Discussed in this week's podcast, there's the crunch Women's World Cup qualifier between Wales and England. There's also a chance for you to follow Tim's recommendation and check out some Bundesliga 2. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 344 - Home away from home



Has it really been 10 years since the infamous Game 39 was first mooted by the Premier League? Memories of the aborted plan to play an extra league fixture in far-flung corner of the world, have been rekindled following the announcement that La Liga will be taking selected regular league fixtures across the the Atlantic, sometime in the near future.

The practice of moving a team's home fixture to a different country as a PR exercise is nothing new to the NFL, who have been coming to London since 2007 and are scheduled to stage three matches in the capital this autumn. So is it more of a surprise that this hasn't happened sooner?

Terry and Graham look at what La Liga have planned and how it could help them steal an advantage on the global stage against their rivals in the Premier League.

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


What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The Bundesliga makes a return with RB Leipzig going to Borussia Dortmund. In the Premier League, it's new boys Wolves' turn to have their pants pulled down by the Champions. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 343 - The Championship versus the Champions League

Who wins when football broadcasters embark on a ratings war?

This season, Sky will show eight full rounds of the Championship on the same night as the Champions League is being shown on BT Sports. Despite being England's second tier, the Championship is the sixth richest league in Europe and boasts two winners (Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest) and a finalist (Leeds) of Europe's premier cup competition.

Graham, Terry and Jan discuss this latest ramping of hostilities between the two broadcasters and also talk about the effect the early closing of the transfer window in England has had on the general narrative surrounding the game.

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


What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The newest broadcasters on the block in the UK, streaming platform Eleven Sports, have a full weekend of fixtures from Spain and Italy, including two being shown live and free on Facebook. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 342 - La D├ęcima



There's really nothing like that feeling at the beginning of the season. In the first podcast of our tenth season, we look at two of our favourite aspects of this time of year.

Firstly we look at fantasy football, or more accurately the way fantasy teams are created and promptly forgotten. Jan plays every week but Graham creates a team with all good intentions and then doesn't do a thing with it. If you're more like Graham than Jan when it comes to fantasy football, our special guest, football writer Tom Victor (@tomvictor) may have the answer.

In the second half of the podcast we look at hopes and expectations for the season ahead. Broadcaster Archie Rhind-Tutt (@archiert1) talks to Terry about how Fulham will shape up on their return to the top flight and tell us all about their wonderkid Ryan Sessegnon.

*To join Tom's fantasy football league, simply go to fantasy.premierleague.com, create your team of losers and join the league using the code: 624289-136790 - remember, you have to spend every penny of your budget!

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

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 341 - World Cup 2018 homecoming


France are World Champions for the second time, having beaten Croatia in a final packed with incident.

In our 40th podcast of 2017/18, Graham and Terry pick over the bones of what has been a surprising tournament. New stars, new rules, new plays, new powers and a new England - what more could anyone want from a World Cup?

Long time friend of the show, Rob Langham from the excellent Two Unfortunates blog joins to give us some of his takes on the tournament.

(*Rob also hosts the Sounding Bored podcast which looks at all facets and genres of popular music. Terry has appeared on it but despite that it's well worth a listen.)

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