The Sound Of Football Podcast

Now in its 10th season, the Sound of Football is one of the longest running, truly independent football podcasts.
Half an hour of anything and everything to do with the world of football every week.

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 322 - A safe pair of hands

According to the number crunchers, if xG were actual Gs Manchester United would be languishing in 6th place - just one place above Crystal Palace. Is the difference between what should have happened and what did happen largely down to the performances of David de Gea in goal?

His numbers this season are phenomenal even for a player who has already set high standards. By many people's reckoning, his closest rival to the title of best goalkeeper in the Premier League is Thibaut Courtois but while they have conceded the same number of goals, the United man has faced almost twice as many shots on target.

Is a goalkeeper's ability to get a telling touch on a twenty yard screamer enough to judge his ability in the modern game? Graham, Terry and Jan discuss the men between the sticks and ask how their value to a side should be estimated.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

It's Liverpool v Spurs on Sunday in what's looking more and more like an early 4th place play-off. In Germany, can a resurgent Köln climb off the bottom of the table against a wobbly Dortmund? Terry selects seven of the best weekend's TV matches. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 321 - One Jimmy Armfield


The passing of Jimmy Armfield this week has rightly been marked across football in England. A true gentleman of the game respected as a player, a manager and in most people's memories, as a summariser on Radio 5 Live. Graham and Terry pay their respects to the great man and also remember Cyrille Regis - a genuine trailblazer in the English game.

On a less sombre note, we ponder whether the new England Women's manager will in fact be Tracey Neville rather than her less experienced brother Phil.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

The 4th round of the FA Cup dominates with United travelling to Yeovil and both City and Spurs heading into Wales. In other football Marseille take on Monaco. Graham picks his seven best of the weekend's TV matches. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 320 - Player power


Do players have too much power or have valuable players earned the right to take whatever opportunities they think a career of match-altering performances deserve? This week Graham, Terry and Jan look at this window's more contentious transfer sagas including Alexis Sanchez's drawn-out move away from Arsenal and why it's taking so long for Naby Keita to join Liverpool from RB Leipzig when it's already a done deal.

Terry throws some background on Pierre Emerick Aubameyang's possible move from Borussia Dortmund to Arsenal, while at the other end of the scale Jan highlights the perilous situation of Jack Rodwell: a player on Premier League wages, out of form and at the bottom of the Championship.

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Almost back to a full list to select from as most leagues return earlier than usual from their winter breaks. In Scotland it's cup action that brings the teams back with an Edinburgh derby the highlight of the 4th round. Terry picks seven of the weekend's best matches on TV. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Sound Of Football Podcast 319 - All over for another year



Football can be a bit of a disappointment at times. Sometimes your favourite players leave for your rivals, other times your side puts in a woeful performance against a side they really should beat. Occasionally, these disappointing things all come at once. Usually in January.

We kick off 2018 with a look at a disappointing weekend for our respective clubs in the 3rd round of the FA Cup. Graham's team Arsenal went out to Nottingham Forest, Jan's team Sunderland went out to Middlesbrough. How would Terry's side Palace fare at Brighton? We join the action at the start of the second half with Palace a goal down but on the attack. Will VAR play a hand in proceedings?

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What's in the Weekend Boxset?

Liverpool host Manchester City in what should be a feast of attacking football. Jos Luhukay's introduction to English football is a steel city derby while Aitor Karanka takes the reins at a bubbling Nottingham Forest for their game against Aston Villa. Graham selects the weekend's best matches on TV. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.