Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Sound Of Football Podcast 177 - Euro 2016 draw reaction


Yes, just a few weeks after the excitement of the World Cup Finals draw, last Sunday saw the balls coming out the pots for the qualification round of Euro 2016.

This expanded tournament has now has 24 teams in the final stage, making qualification seemingly a formality. Join Graham, Terry and Jan as they pick the bones of this draw and see where any excitement hides. Jan's in a particularly excitable mood as he's off to Wembley on Sunday.

There's another round of Top Trumps too - maybe that will calm Jan's excitement or it could make him completely unbearable.

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




Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Sound Of Football Podcast 176 - The Champions League returns

The Champions League returns with the round of 16 and all eyes are on the Etihad for Man City v Barcelona. Well, not all yes - Terry's interest will be focused on Leverkeusen v PSG (so he tells us).

Plus there's more Top Trumps, with Jan moving ever closer to the win - will there be any twists left in the season?

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






Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Sound Of Football Podcast 175 - Distractions


Are we getting too much information about football? Are the very things intended to hold our interest in the game distracting us from the game itself. With 24 hour sports news, in-game betting, statistical minutiae, Flappy Bird and independently-produced podcasts, it's no wonder it's hard to concentrate on the game.

Also, Top Trumps returns with you, the listeners, pinning your hopes of another victory on Daniele De Rossi.

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

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Sound Of Football Podcast 174 - 3G Pitches

Last week, the Football Conference, the top two tiers of non-league football in England, voted against a proposal to allow matches to be played on artificial turf despite the fact that surfaces are allowed in the Champions League and World Cup qualification.

Join Graham, Terry and Jan as they discuss the issues involved with these new 3G pitches.

Link: Paper on frequency of injuries on grass v 3G

There's also another round of Sound of Football Top Trumps with you, the listeners, in control of the game and some exciting news about the future of our game.

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