Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 20 - Merry Christmas Mr Hughes

Only one topic up for discussion this week folks: Manchester City, Mark Hughes and the odious Garry Cook. Join Chris, Graham and Terry as we pick over the carcus that is Manchester City's reputation and assess new coach Roberto Mancini's chances of not getting sacked at the end of the season.

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

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Extra podcast - Football Disaster Movie: An Onion Bag Christmas Podcast.

We are delighted to present to you Football Disaster Movie: An Onion Bag Christmas Podcast.

Burt "Two Phones" Anderson is a top transfer newshound for Sky Sports. On the night before Christmas he discovers that his only reliable source of insider information (the mysterious crackpot scientist Dr Julius Limbani) has dried up and is predicting the end of the World... of Football that is.

Determined to find out the truth, Burt seeks out Limbani and uncovers a terrifyling (and hopefully very funny) chain of events that could lead to catastrophe....

The podcast is written by the Sound Of Football's very own Terry Duffelen & Graham Sibley from the Onion Bag and features their own vocal "talents". The narrator is Chris Oakley our resident anchor from Some People Are On The Pitch. The podcast also features some very special guests.

The music and sound effects were obtained from the good people of Partners In Rhyme and PacDV Free Sound Effects.

We hope you enjoy the production and would be grateful for any feedback you can give in the comments section below. Please be aware that this podcast does contain the odd naughty word or three.

The Sound Of Football Podcast will return on Monday.

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

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 19 - The Premier League and European Competition

This week, Chris and Graham return their attention to the Premier League and discuss Arsenal's impressive away win at Anfield. The chaps also run their eye over the runners and riders in England's top flight and discuss an open season.

Next up is the Europa League and the fellas assess the prospects of the final round of group stage fixtures.

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

Monday, 7 December 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 18 - World Cup and Champions League

Join us for another edition of the Sound Of Football Podcast. This week, the chaps discuss the World Cup Draw and look ahead to this week's Champions League fixtures.

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

Friday, 4 December 2009

World Cup Draw 2010: We did it our way...

With only a couple of hours to go before FIFA makes its draw for the 2010 World Cup Finals, we'd like to show you how the groups looked when *we* did our own version of the draw at the start of this week.

If you heard our podcast (Show 17), you'll know that Graham had worked out the seedings according to theory and logic (something FIFA did away with before announcing the official seedings this week) which just left us to pull the teams from the hat, so to speak.

And here for those of you that either want confirmation or simply can't beat to hear our podcast is the way our draw panned out:

GROUP A: South Africa, North Korea, Paraguay, Switzerland
GROUP B: England, USA, Cameroon, Serbia
GROUP C: Spain, Mexico, Denmark, Uruguay
GROUP D: Brazil, Ghana, New Zealand, Slovakia
GROUP E: Germany, Greece, Ivory Coast, South Korea
GROUP F: Italy, Netherlands, Chile, Japan
GROUP G: France, Honduras, Nigeria, Portugal
GROUP H: Argentina, Australia, Slovenia, Algeria

We're not seriously expecting any of these groups to actually be drawn by Sepp Blatter and his merry band of celebrities, but imagine if they did, eh? Wouldn't that make *us* a bit special? Well it could happen...

Monday, 30 November 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 17 - (Not) The World Cup Draw

Join us as we bring you a special edition of the Sound Of Football Podcast. This week we performed a real time mock-up of the World Cup Draw according to how we think FIFA will organise it.

Graham has put a lot of thought into how he thinks FIFA will seed the teams and we believe our preview draw will offer an exciting glimpse into what to expect on Friday when the real draw happens.

We came up with some fascinating results so why not find out who your country could be facing next summer in the World Cup. The 33rd team has not been included.

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

Sunday, 29 November 2009

(Not) The 2010 World Cup Draw

As all you football connoisseurs will know, Friday 4th December 2009 is undoubtedly the most important day in this year's calendar, for that is the day when FIFA make their draw for the 2010 World Cup Finals.

The *second* most important day, however, is Monday 30th November 2009, for that is the day when The Sound of Football podcast does its own draw for the 2010 World Cup.

Yes, this week's show will be entirely devoted to the drawing out of teams into each of their eight groups as they might appear on Friday evening in Cape Town. We'll be conducting our draw live (well, as live as a pre-recorded podcast can be) and will use all the appropriate seeding groups that we think Sepp Blatter and chums will be using on the big night.

This is a once in a lifetime chance to see who England could face in the first round in South Africa (once in a lifetime if your life expectancy is four days, that is) or to see any one of a million different permutations for your country when the Finals roll around in 193 days time.

So join us for (Not) The 2010 World Cup Draw on the Sound of Football Podcast - heading for your ears this Monday night / Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 16 - World Cup Wigans roll!

With Terry experiencing technical issues, it is left to Graham and Chris to struggle through this week's Sound Of Football podcast. Mercifully the wonderful world of football has thrown up plenty of talking points including Spurs thrashing of Wigan 9-1, Liverpool's impending Champions League exit/dramatic recovery and of course, there's that World Cup Qualifier to talk about... plus France v Ireland. Didn't see that coming did you?

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

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 15 - World Cup Qualifiers

As the last batch of teams book their reservations at next year's World Cup Finals, the gang reflect on the drama and excitement in Moscow, Dublin and Cairo. We also ask if Portugal can navigate their way past a tricky Bosnia team and celebrate the qualification of the All Whites.

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

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 14 - A Change to our normal programming

This week, we offer an alternative to our usual format. This is due to a technical problem that wiped out all of Terry's track and rendered the original podcast useless.

Instead, Chris Oakley has gone it alone this morning to talk about Manchester United v Chelsea, the FA Cup and World Cup qualifiers.

We'll be back to normal service next week. In the meantime we hope you enjoy this lite but tasty morsel.

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

Monday, 2 November 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 13 - Phil Brown, Rafa and the rest of Europe

Welcome aboard for another edition of the Sound Of Football Podcast. This week your Master of Ceremonies Chris Oakley, ably assisted by his ushers Graham Sibley and Terry Duffelen discuss the comings and goings (with the emphasis on the latter) in the world of football.

First up is beleaguered Hull City boss Phil Brown but unlike others the chaps aren't too quick to poke him with sharp sticks until he falls over the precipice. While we're at it, we also take a look at the bottom of the Premier League and wonder if Pompey's win against Wigan is the beginning of the turning of the corner.

After that we look ahead to this week's Champions and Europe League action and wonder if Rafa will survive Liverpool's trip to Lyon.

This week's show is a bit of a long one but does feature some comedy corpsing by Terry near the end plus a few coughs and sniffles. You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 12 - The Premier League and FA Cup

After last week's World Cup packed podcast, let us return to our own affairs and look back on an eventful weekend in the Premier League.

Chris and Graham reflect on their respective team's performance in the London derby twixt West Ham and Arsenal. Manchester City's credentials are examined further after an unconvincing 2-2 draw with Fulham and we celebrate the Liverpool v Manchester United Super Classico or at least the last half an hour or so.

Then we cast our eye over the draw for the first round of the FA Cup and have a good laugh at Leeds and Charlton.

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

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 11 - World Cup, Premier League and Champions League

This week, Chris, Graham and Terry draw a line under the World Cup Qualifiers, dissect the Play Off draw and hope beyond words that Diego does not quit as Argentina boss.

Then we return to our own affairs and review last week's Premier League action. Graham tells us about his trip to the Emirates to see Arsenal beat Birmingham and we discuss the finer points of football law with regards to beach balls .

Finally we look forward to the Champions League and Europa League this week.

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

Monday, 12 October 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 10 - World Cup Qualifiers

This week, Chris, Graham and Terry travel the world in 40 minutes as we cast our eye over last weekend's round of World Cup Qualifiers.

We ask if Rio Ferdinand has had his day, ponder the vagaries of FIFA's seeding system for the UEFA region, consider a World Cup without Argentina and doff our hats to the US Men's National Team.

All of that plus listener feedback too. Who are you to resist?

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

Monday, 5 October 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 9 - Arsenal, Wiley, Ferguson and pay per view

The latest edition of the Sound Of Football Podcast is available right now.

This week, the team praise Darren Bent (again) and ask why he hasn't been picked for England. Then we assess Arsene Wenger's commitment to the beautiful game, discuss the forward line of the England squad ahead of this weekend's World Cup double headers. After that we lambast Sir Alex Ferguson for his crass attempts to deflect criticism away from his players by calling into question referee Alan Wiley's (or "Alan" as Terry likes to call him) fitness. Finally we question the sanity of anyone who would pay to watch England online.

In other news, the Sound Of Football has its very own Facebook Fanpage. So if you like your web of the 2.0 variety, then get yourself along there and get involved. We'll be posting topics regularly and keeping you up to date on all things pod.

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

Monday, 28 September 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 8 - Darren Bent, Fernando Torres and the Champions League

A little earlier than usual to accommodate the West Ham game tonight. This week we look back on the high scoring Premier League weekend and marvel at the exploits of Fernando Torres and Darren Bent.

We also take a moment to tip our hats to Wigan and their superb victory while wondering if Petr Cech was a shade unlucky to be sent off.

Then we look ahead to the Champions League and ask who exactly is playing Lyon in a couple of weeks time.

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

Monday, 21 September 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 7 - The Manchester Derby

The Sound Of Football Podcast returns for another edition. This week Chris Oakley and Terry Duffelen discuss last Sunday's Manchester Derby at length. Topics of conversation range from the madness of Rio Ferdinand, the frailties of the Man City back four, the flawed genius of Craig Bellamy and time as a linear concept.

After that, the chaps have a quick chat about the bottom of the Premier League and wonder out loud as to whether all three promoted clubs might stay up this season.

Then we take a moment to reflect on the legacy of Sir Bobby Robson on the day of his Memorial Service at Durham Cathedral.

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

Monday, 14 September 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 6 - England, Eduardo and Adebayor

The latest edition of The Sound Of Football Podcast is now available.

This week, the chaps revel in the glory of England's qualification for the 2010 World Cup, discuss the rightness of UEFA's decision to overturn Eduardo's ban and ponder the absurdity of Emmanuel Adebayor's relationship with his old Arsenal chums.

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

Monday, 7 September 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 5 - World Cup Qualifiers and Transfer Bans

On this week's show we look back on some of last weekend's top World Cup Qualifiers.

We consider the prospect of a tournament without Argentina and Portugal and croon over the glory that is Brazil. Then we look ahead to Wednesday's action. We also resolve the Emile Heskey v Jermaine Defoe debate so you don't have to.

After that we discuss the implications of Chelsea's transfer embargo and ponder the morality behind the youth recruitment policy of top European clubs. Your thoughts on this weighty issue would, as ever, be most welcome.

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

Monday, 31 August 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 4 - Manchester Utd v Arsenal

Welcome to the latest edition of the Sound Of Football Podcast. This week, we are a man down as Graham Sibley heads to Cornwall for some barely deserved R'n'R.

And it's R'n'R that we speak of this week as we marvel at the dynamic duo of Ribery and Robben who played together for the first time for Bayern Munich in the Bavarian's Bundesliga clash with champions Wolfsburg at the weekend.

We also pick the bones out of Manchester United's victory over Arsenal last Saturday and ask if Arsene Wenger is right to feel victimised.

Then we, not only suggest that Leonardo be sacked as manager of AC Milan but name his replacement.

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

Monday, 24 August 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 3

This week, the chaps discuss Tottenham's fantastic start to the Premier League season, poke fun at Birmingham City and look on in amazement as Aston Villa beat Liverpool before unnecessarily rambling about the Europa League.

Unfortunately, our attempts to clean up the background noise seem to be having the opposite effect so we apologise in advance for the unintentional hisses, buzzes and reverb. Despite these obvious flaws we hope you enjoy the show.

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

Monday, 17 August 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 2

This week, Chris and Graham discuss the top matches from the opening weekend of the new Premier League season while Terry passes the occasional comment on the bits he saw.

Then the Palace supporting Terry offers a balanced and in no way hysterical or shrill diatribe on Ashton Gate Gate before the chaps discuss the last round of international fixtures. Listen out for a special report on a seven goal thriller at Croydon Athletic as well.

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

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Sound Of Football Podcast 1

The Sound of Football bursts forth onto your MP3 player as Terry, Graham and Chris discuss some of the more eye-catching summer transfer deals involving Premier League clubs. There's also a furtive prediction on the likely success or otherwise of some of the participating teams, plus there's news on the forthcoming Socrates meetup, plus your chance to play in the only 365-days-a-year fantasy football game - Fantasy Football Agent.
You can download the podcast here.

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

Welcome!

Hello everyone and welcome to the official website of The Sound of Football, a podcast for anyone that loves the beautiful game and can tolerate three ageing fans talking about it on a frequent basis.

When it comes to football, you can never fail to find something of interest that's worth discussing and that, essentially, is the reason why The Sound of Football podcast came to be created. But just who is it that you'll hear rambling on about the state of the game when you download one of our podcasts?

Well there's Chris Oakley, creator of the occasionally popular blogsite Some People Are On The Pitch. He'll be fronting the show and generally throwing a conversational bone to his two cohorts every week, Terry Duffelen and Graham Sibley. Both men are instrumental to the success of The Onion Bag and Fantasy Football Agent, insofar as they created and crafted both with tender loving care for your dubious pleasure.

By way of a pointer, we try to keep our podcasts down to a running time of around 30 minutes so that you don't get too bored with the whole sorry affair, and we'll be aiming to publish our podcasts on a weekly basis, hopefully every Tuesday.

If you'd like to comment on any of our podcasts, feel free to do so via the Comment facility on each of this site's posts, or alternatively email us at sofpodcast [at] googlemail [dot] com. The same goes if you want to suggest a topic of conversation for us or even if there's someone you'd like us to interview on the show - please feel free to get in touch.

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