The Sound Of Football Podcast

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Friday, 26 February 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 246 - Brexit

In less than four months time, the people of the UK will decide whether or not they want to stay in European Union or not. A decision to leave could have huge effects on the Premier League - for the worse, according to Karren Brady.

Graham, Terry and Jan discuss the finer points of the subject (to the limit of their understanding at least). Find out if it means we're going to get India back.

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Friday, 19 February 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 245 - Maximum disrespect

There are two main subjects on this week's podcast, united by the common theme or respect and what it really means.

Firstly there's the fallout from that Messi/Suarez penalty and why so many people got hot under the collar about it
A moment of genius or a slap in the face? Can something be both things?

More controversially, for fans of English football at least, are the supposed plans to shake up the FA Cup - plans that include moving to a more continental style tournament with midweek fixtures and the end of replays. For many this shows a complete lack of respect for the oldest tournament in the world. Are they right or should the competition move with the times?

Graham, Terry and Jan add their own opinions to these polarised debates, including an earth shattering proposal for the future of the much-maligned League Cup.

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 244 - Walkouts and u-turns

Yesterday's announcement from Liverpool FC's owners, Fenway Sports, that they had decided to shelve plans for a ticket price hike following a mass walkout of fans has rightly been greeted as a victory for fan power. Does this mark the beginning of a sea change in the relationships between fans and clubs?

On this week's podcast, Graham, Jan and the returning Terry discuss the options for fans especially at those clubs that have long lines of fans waiting to fill the seats of would be boycotters. Do clubs have a duty to put "traditional" fans ahead of half-and-half-scarf-wearing/selfie-taking football tourists?

The financial data used in the pod comes from a variety of sources, most notably the Swiss Ramble, which is always an excellent news resource for those with any interest in the fiscal side of football.

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Friday, 5 February 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 243 - Covering old grounds

Does a football stadium need to be dilapidated and dangerous to have an atmosphere? How much of a club's identity is based in the physical bricks and mortar of the home ground? With West Ham's final game at the Boleyn Ground now a mere three months away, will moving to a state of the art stadium change the essence of what the club is?

Hammers fan Chris Oakley makes a welcome return to the podcast to discuss what lies ahead for the club; Jan and Graham are on hand to talk about their experiences with their own clubs upping sticks and what became of the old grounds.

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