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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

The Best Of The Sound Of Football 2016

2016 is finally coming to an end - and not before time for some people's tastes. As years go, it's safe to say that this one has been a divisive one. While it's been a frustrating year for many people, for those who produce podcasts loosely shaped around current events there have been rich pickings available.

It's been a bumper year on the Sound Of Football with 44 podcasts being recorded, the highlights of which have been selected here, produced and presented by Chris Oakley.

You can listen to our feature length The Best of The Sound of Football 2016 here. Alternatively, right-click the link to save it to whatever device you wish.

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 282 - 2016 Advent Calendar

Merry Christmas from everyone on the Sound Of Football.

This, our 44th and final podcast of 2016, is our Christmas Special and, as is traditional, we bring out our Advent Calendar - each door concealing a personality or issue we think will have some kind of an impact on the world of football in 2017.

This is always one of favourite pods to produce and we hope you enjoy it too. Graham, Terry, and Jan will be back in the New Year to discuss all these issues and more - but before then, Chris Oakley's Best of the Sound of Football 2016 will soon be here for you to relive the highlights of the year.

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


Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 281 - Changing the game

If matters weren't bad enough for the FA with the escalating investigations into historic sexual abuse, this week saw three of its former Chairmen send an open letter to the Government demanding English football's governing body be cleared out and reformed.

Is there anything the government can do to fix football? Should it even try? Graham, Terry and Jan look at the timing and the motivations behind this attack and ask what the FA should be and how it can get to that place. Terry even manages to squeeze a Gilmore Girls reference into it - much to the bemusement of the others.

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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 280 - Comebacks


Last Sunday saw a couple of thrilling comebacks, both for teams who style themselves with the prefix "AFC". In the Premier League, Bournemouth took all three points after twice being two goals down against Liverpool. That result came hot on the heels of Wimbledon shattering the FA Cup dreams of National League North side Curzon Ashton by wiping out a three goal margin to win in the final 10 minutes.

On this week's pod, Graham, Terry and Jan talk about their own experiences of comebacks - both for and against their respective teams. One perhaps not too surprising observation that emerges is that the better the comeback, the less likely you are of sticking around to see it.

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Sound Of Football Podcast 279 - Journalism and Churnalism

The term "newszak" - the dull background noise of worthless news stories - is a concept that goes back to the 1960s. In these days of news feed algorithms, getting stories out packed with click-friendly keywords appears, from the outside, the only important factor for many outlets that call themselves news providers.

As British football at all levels, faces a crisis in the wake of historic sex abuse of young players* the importance of good journalism is greater than ever. This week, Graham, Terry and Jan, discuss why football journalism is so easily derided and whether such criticisms are fair or unjust.

* An NSPCC hotline, supported by the FA, is available 24 hours a day. If you need to talk to someone, call 0800 023 2642.

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