The Sound Of Football Podcast

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. Listen to it for FREE either through this website or add our feed to your podcatcher of choice.

About us

Looking for a half-hour long, largely improvised, independent, weekly football podcast that doesn't take itself too seriously? You might be in the right place.

The Sound Of Football Podcast started life in 2009 as a collaboration project between two football websites: The Onion Bag and Some People Are On The Pitch. Focusing on issues and personalities rather than results and league tables, the team has been unashamedly charging head first into subjects it doesn't fully understand on a weekly basis from then on.

Listen and enjoy, as one of our most loyal listeners, @dotmund, said of one episode: 'essential listening to anyone who has ever watched a football match, or is a human being'. Feel free to pass our opinions off as your own, in fact we actively encourage it - however, know the dangers.

Nominated Best Podcast/Radio Show at the 2014 Football Supporters' Federation Awards

The team


Terry Duffelen

On FA Cup Final day in 2003, Terry created The Onion Bag - a football satire website that ran for the next five seasons. Since then he's been involved in a number of football related projects and has been an early adopter of many forms of social media (including Twitter when it was all just fields).

After a trip to Cologne in 2004, Terry has become increasingly interested in German club football. Terry is a fan of Crystal Palace and more recently has developed a passion for Borussia Dortmund, he's also a season ticket holder at Whyteleafe FC. You can read his football blog or follow him on Twitter, @terryduffelen.

Terry is a founder of the Socrates football bloggers meet-up.

Graham Sibley

Graham joined Terry on the Onion Bag in early 2004. As well as writing for the site, Graham used his mad web development skills to create features like the Euro 2004 trumps game and the Euro 2008 Who To Support app.

Graham is an Arsenal fan and, like Terry, a member at Whyteleafe FC of the Ryman Division 1 South. You can follow him on Twitter on @grahamsibley. Arsenal fans and football history buffs may also be interested his other account @ChapmansArsenal - a real-time twitter account tracing events from 84 years ago including score alerts, match reports and club news of the day.

Chris Oakley

Chris started his blog Some People are on the Pitch in the summer of 2006 to provide "the latest football news from around the world and a touch of nostalgia, all done with a sense of humour and a forthright opinion". In 2008, he met up with Graham and Terry and the rest, as they say is in your history folder.

In 2012, West Ham fan Chris left Britain for a new life in New Zealand but despite being 12 time zones ahead he still occasionally appears on the podcast. Chris compiles and narrates our annual clip-show - a now traditional Christmas treat featuring the highlights of the previous year's podcasts.

You can follow him on Twitter on @ChrisOakley and listen to him talk about life, the universe and everything on the Attic Life podcast, with Richard Johnson.

Jan Bilton

When Chris left these shores, Graham and Terry undertook a nationwide search for a new member of the team. However, that all seemed like far too much effort, so they just decided to ask the guy they go with to watch Whyteleafe FC. Jan has recorded more than 100 shows now - so you it looks like things turned out ok.

Jan is a Sunderland fan and has been a contributor to their fanzine A Love Supreme. You can follow him on Twitter on @janbilton.

Never shy of a forthright opinion, Jan's outlook on the game may have been shaped by a boyhood encounter with his then hero Marco Gabbiadini...

Excerpt from Sound Of Football Podcast 152 - Hanging up your boots (20/5/2013)