The Sound Of Football Podcast

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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 253 - Unbalanced leagues

Why are seemingly uncompetitive leagues so popular? In Italy, Juventus have claimed five consecutive Scudetti; in France PSG have run away with a fourth straight title, a feat Bayern look set to match in Germany this weekend. Even in Spain where the top three are separated by just one point the fourth Champions League spot will be claimed by a team at least 20 points off the pace.

While the Leicester fairytale has meant that fans of the Premier League get to see a different Champion from the four teams that have won all the titles over the last 20 years, there is always the feeling that this season is just a blip and it'll be business as usual next campaign.

Terry gives his perspective on the German league which, from the outside, looks to be extremely one-sided. His own experience suggests that just because a league is dominated by one team, it doesn't necessarily make it predictable or boring. Graham and Jan are on hand with their own observations.

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Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 252 - Pen or no pen

When is a pen not a pen? Or to put it another way, when is a dive not a dive? The last few days have seen a series of debatable decisions, some given, some not. The most controversial of these decision saw title-chasing Leicester's Jamie Vardy sent off after receiving a second yellow card having been adjudged by the referee Jonathan Moss to have dived.

In the intervening days opinion has been split over the incident despite the numerous slow motion replays. Graham, Terry and Jan pick this incident apart along with other recent contentious decisions to see if we can finally resolve just what is foul play and what isn't.

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Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 251 - Roy's boys

For England fans, the recent international break raised everyone's hopes and then dashed them all again within days - perfect preparation for the tournament ahead, you might say.

Buoyed with a tempered optimism Jan, Terry and Graham discuss England and this summer's European Championship in France. Who would be in their squads? You'll have to listen to find out.

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