The Sound Of Football Podcast

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. Listen to it for FREE either through this website or add our feed to your podcatcher of choice.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Sound Of Football Podcast 73 - The Great Club v Country and Olympic Debates Settled (plus David Gold's chopper)

By the time you've finished listening to this podcast you need never discuss the club v country or country v Olympic team debate ever again because Chris, Graham and Terry have nailed it.

Well OK we haven't but we gave it a good stab. Our ramblings centre on Jack Wilshere's desire to participate in the European Under 21 Championships, this Summer. We wonder whether it's a good idea for him to play in that tournament or stay at home and watch it on the telly.

We also, think ahead to the men's Olympic football tournament and decide if it's right or fair that the Great Britain team is made up only of English players.

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


Monday, 21 March 2011

Sound Of Football Podcast 72 - John Terry and the myth of the England captaincy

Terry, Graham and Chris are back for another edition of the Sound Of Football podcast.

This week we try to stay focused for about half an hour on the news that the controversial Chelsea defender John Terry has been awarded the England captaincy approximately one year after he was stripped of it.

Why is the role of captain so important that it should be a big story in it's own right? Does it have anything to do with the emergence of the England Supporter? What will John Terry add to the role?

We also take the opportunity to have a reminisce about England captains of the past and make a few disparaging remarks about the Welsh.

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

Monday, 14 March 2011

Sound Of Football Podcast 71 - Premier League Managers and Referees

Terry, Chris and Graham return for another edition of the Sound Of Football.

This week, the chaps discuss the apparent rise in criticism of referees among top managers in England. Are the standards among our officials dropping in quality or are they being used as scapegoats for manager's own failures?

The chaps look at the recent outbursts by Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger and wonder to what extent there is a trickle down effect that can be harmful to the grass roots of the game.

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

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Sound Of Football Podcast 70a - Social Media and the future of football journalism

We present an additional podcast where Chris, Graham and Terry attempt to dissect the role of social media within football writing and how this affects the future of football journalism.

The digitisation of media is a phenomenon that is challenging our usual models and conceptions of traditional football media.

We examine the relationship between the the football blogger and the journalist. We ask if, amidst all the free content available to us, is there anything worth paying for and how do proper journalists continue to make a living while giving us the insight and knowledge that we, as bloggers, crave so deeply.

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