Monday, 29 October 2012

Sound Of Football Podcast 129 - Football in the Colonies with Chris Oakley

This week, Chris Oakley makes a welcome return to the podcast to talk about football in New Zealand, Australia and beyond.

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

Monday, 22 October 2012

Sound Of Football Podcast 128 - The Sound Of Football Euro Cup

European Football for all - that's what the Sound of Football wants. Slow news week, you say? Not at all, just a rubbish news week. With drunken pitch invaders, anti-racism initiative boycotters and rubbish retractable roofs making us all forget why we love the game, we thought we'd lighten the mood with a little blue sky thinking.

So how does this grab you... more European club football!

Not convinced? Well maybe Graham and Terry can change your mind over the next half an hour.

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

Monday, 15 October 2012

Sound Of Football Podcast 127 - The Elephants' Graveyard

What becomes of players when they're past their best, or even when they're not past their best just simply surplus to requirements and saddled with a contract too huge for most normal clubs to pick up?

This week Graham and Terry discuss the stark choices faced by players as they get older, especially in light of comments attributed to Nicholas Anelka regarding the shoddy treatment of players over the age of 30 by Chelsea.

We also mention Emile Heskey.

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

Monday, 8 October 2012

Sound Of Football Podcast 126 - Rethinking the football board-game

In the old days before computers and the internet, games based on football bore little relation to anything we understand about the game. They looked a bit familiar - maybe Alan Ball would be on the box extolling its virtues - but even the flick-to-kick version provided little more than a tarted-up version of marbles.

Of course now, video games have removed the requirements to make the leaps of imagination involved in converting throwing dice and reading cards to the beautiful game but can we in the 21st Century succeed in creating a modern football board-game where our counterparts in the 1960s failed?

No challenge is too great for the Sound of Football Podcast.

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