Weekly football conversation since 2009, with Graham Sibley, Jan Bilton and Terry Duffelen. Listen on Apple, Google, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or your podcatcher of choice.

About us

Now in its 15th season, the Sound of Football is one of the longest-running, independent football podcasts.

Looking beyond transfer rumours, Ballon D'Or speculation and post-match analysis, since 2009 we've tried to make sense of the circus that is modern football. From non-league to the Champions League, from VAR to club co-efficients, from the influence of TV on the game to the so-called "legacy fan" experience - we pretty much discuss anything to do with the beautiful game; even when it's not at its most beautiful. Especially when it's not at its most beautiful. Add to that our famous fake draws, our annual advent calendar Christmas specials and some great guests.

In addition to the podcast, we also have a weekly newsletter, the Weekend Boxset. Every week we preview seven games from all over the world for you to binge watch across the weekend. It's another FREE service, just register your email and you'll get it in your inbox every Friday.

Our entire archive available for you to listen to on this website but if you want to be up to date with our latest podcasts you'll be better off subscribing through the various platforms we're on. Alternatively, you could just ask your smart speaker to "Play the Sound of Football podcast".

Since the start of the 2016/17 season, host and producer Graham has been creating cover art for each podcast. There are now more than 250 pieces of original cover art in our gallery.

Contacting us

If there's something you think we should be talking about or if you want to add anything to what we've discussed on a podcast then please get in touch with us. There's a link to our contact form on every page of this website, or you can talk to us through social media:


The team

Jan, Graham and Terry attending a match at Church Road, Whyteleafe.
[Photo by Chris Layton]

These are the regular voices you'll hear on the podcast:

Terry Duffelen

A life-long Crystal Palace fan but since a trip to Cologne in 2004 Terry has fallen in love with German club football, in particular Borussia Dortmund. Terry has written about football over 20 years and was the creator of the football satire website The Onion Bag. In 2021, Terry's book Borussia Dortmund: A history in black and yellow was published by Ockley books. You can follow him on Twitter, @terryduffelen.

Graham Sibley

The host and producer of the podcast, Graham is an Arsenal fan. You can follow him on Twitter on @grahamsibley. Arsenal fans and football history buffs may also be interested in 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, which you can see in our gallery..

Jan Bilton

Joining the podcast in 2012, 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)

Our non-football podcasts

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

The Oddjob Pod

Hosted by 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| Twitter | 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 | Twitter | Pod feed

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