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


[Photo by Chris Layton]

Terry Duffelen

After a trip to Cologne in 2004, Terry fell in love with German club football. A life-long Crystal Palace fan, he has now also developed a passion for Borussia Dortmund and if that wasn't enough, he's also a season ticket holder at Whyteleafe FC. Read his thoughts on current events in the Bundesliga at writingfussball.com, you can also follow him on Twitter, @terryduffelen.

Graham Sibley

The host and producer of the podcast, Graham is an Arsenal fan and, like Terry, a member at Whyteleafe FC of the Bostik 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. He also creates the artwork for the site.

Jan Bilton

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)

Chris Oakley

The original host of the podcast, until moving to New Zealand in 2012, Chris now compiles and narrates our annual clip-show - a now traditional Christmas treat featuring the highlights of the year's podcasts.

You can follow him on Twitter on @ChrisOakley and listen to him talk about other sports on the aptly named Chris and Gary Talk Sport podcast, with Gary Andrews.

Our non-football podcasts

Believe it or not Graham and Terry do talk about other things...

The Oddjob Pod

Hosted by the aforementioned Gary Andrews, Graham and Terry discuss all things James Bond.

Of course some football inevitably slips in, like when they played a tournament to find the best of the 24 Bond films, in the format of the 1982 World Cup in Spain.

Website: oddjobpod.com | Pod feed

Whom Pods Destroy

Terry and Graham are joined by Derek Mantle to discuss the classic Star Trek series of the 1960s.

Every fortnight they look at how the episodes have stood the test of time. We also talk about the wider influence of the creative minds involved, in comics, film and books.

Website: whompodsdestroy.com | Pod feed