06/27/2019
Best of 2013/14: Police Machine, Lothar Matthäus, and Pellegrini vs Pardew
We’re back for the 2013/14 edition of the best of The Football Ramble!We arrive at another vintage piece of Ramble content: Police Machine vs Plateau United Feeders in Nigeria, in a “mind-boggling show of shame.” Besides that we’ve got Pete and Pitbull becoming friends, Alan Pardew and Manuel Pelleg
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06/26/2019
Ramble Meets... Paul Watson
This time around on Ramble Meets, Luke spends an hour with Paul Watson, author, traveller and football coach whose experiences have seen him set up a football league on the tiny Pacific island of Pohnpei, run a professional club in Mongolia, and also take responsibility for organising the CONIFA Wor
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06/24/2019
Best of 2012/13: The Gigi Becali saga concludes, a Breakfast XI, and Sven's at it again
Welcome back to another episode fished out of The Football Ramble archives!This time around: the torrid tales of Gigi Becali reach a dramatic end, Sven putting his name forward for every single management job and a Breakfast XI. Plus, there’s entries into the Dean Windass Hall of Fame for Peter Shil
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06/20/2019
Best of 2011/12: Cloning Ian Woan, Didier Dogba, and Euro 2012 predictions
You join us again in the time machine as we head back to the 2011/12 season! This time around, there is a truly fantastic array of jewels from the Ramble crown. We check in with Gigi Becali for the first time this series, hear of Jonathan Woodgate nutting a glass bottle in Ibiza and get our teeth in
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06/19/2019
Ramble Meets... Michael Cox
In the latest episode of Ramble Meets... Luke chats to author, journalist and expert in football tactics Michael Cox.In this exclusive interview Michael talks about his journey into covering football first as a blogger and then as a journalist and broadcaster for some of the biggest outlets in sport
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06/17/2019
Best of 2010/11: Diego loses it, Richard Keys' penalty science, and mum’s relaxation day
Good day! You join us for some best bits of the 2010/11 season, where we arrive at a cornerstone of Ramble lore: Richard Keys & Andy Gray. We join them in Midlife Crisis Corner on MNF to see if they can work their way around the interactive screen and discern if penalties are now easier. Richard.Els
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06/13/2019
Best of 2009/10: Yang Changpeng, Ramble in the classroom, and Peter Beagrie's motorcycle madness
The rumours are true! To celebrate another season of the Football Ramble coming to a close, we’re digging deep into the archives at Ramble HQ to bring you ten Best Of episodes, featuring some vintage Ramble moments. It’ll keep you going over summer before we return with new shows in July, and daily
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06/12/2019
Ramble Meets... Danny Kelly
Put simply, Danny Kelly is a broadcasting legend. Now found most regularly on talkSPORT presenting Kick Off, The Season Ticket and wherever else his prodigious talents are needed, he has over 30 years in the media game, including stints editing the NME, Q Magazine, and of course covering sport consi
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06/10/2019
Didn’t happen: England win another shoot out, Euro 2020 qualifiers rumble on and we unveil our predictions
Another glorious summer for England as the men win a high pressure penalty shootout and the women get one over on Scotland. Portugal are the deserved winners of the inaugural UEFA Nations League and the whole thing turned out to be a lot of fun.As well as casting our eyes over all this we chat dings
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06/07/2019
Mug Life: UEFA Nations League action, Eden Hazard is nearly a Real Madrid player and Diego Maradona pipes up
England successfully qualify for the UEFA Nations League third place play-off, and have their eyes on the bronze! They couldn’t quite get past the Netherlands in the semi-final but who cares about minor details like that?We also discuss the wonderful news about the world’s most adorable footballer,
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06/05/2019
Ramble Meets... Andy Brassell
Andy Brassell is one of the world's most knowledgeable and entertaining pundits, whose passion for football has taken him all around the world when covering the game. He can be read regularly in the Guardian, and heard on talkSPORT, as well as The Football Ramble's sister shows On The Continent and
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06/03/2019
Little liver birds: Glory for Liverpool, exciting times for Newcastle and the UEFA Nations League returns
Liverpool end their incredible season with the biggest prize of them all after a game that may not have been a classic, but still managed to provide a lot of memorable moments. As well as all that the season isn’t even really over— there’s still the UEFA Nations League to come! We have a good look a
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05/30/2019
Golden Booty: Chelsea are on top in Europe, Aston Villa are back in the Premier League and the Champions League is on the horizon
What a magical night in Baku! Goals! Empty seats! An atmosphere! Of sorts! Chelsea give Arsenal a gubbing to win the Europa League and make Maurizio Sarri’s season look pretty good indeed, as Eden Hazard and his turbo-booty give Arsenal another miserable night to forget. After picking over this we t
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05/29/2019
Ramble Meets... Jonathan Wilson
In the latest episode of Ramble Meets, Luke welcomes author, historian and broadcaster Jonathan Wilson into the studio to discuss a life and career spanning ten books, countless newspaper articles and editorship of a quarterly football periodical.A graduate of Oxford University, Jonathan cut his tee
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05/28/2019
Our favourite European football cities, with Villa Plus
Welcome to this very special bonus episode of The Football Ramble, in association with Villa Plus. Recorded at our splendid villa in Menorca, we’re here to discuss our favourite cities in which to watch European football. From the exotic beauty of Barcelona and the romantic magic of Naples, to the c
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05/27/2019
Sheikh bake: Play-off drama, a Man United nostalgia-fest and a potential takeover at Newcastle
Could Mike Ashley finally be about to sell Newcastle United? Rumours suggest it may be the case, but one of our number isn’t so sure. Where other rumours are concerned, Man United get all Moby as their class of ’99 turn it on at Old Trafford, and there are whisperings of a return to football for Big
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05/23/2019
Shearer’s Jag: Transfers, play-off finals and Europa League gripes
There’s barely any football happening but we don’t even care, there’s still room to talk about possible double agent Petr Cech, Rushin’ Ray Parlour and the hugely exciting prospect of Mike Dean stealing the show from the Wembley stands as his beloved Tranmere take on Newport County. We also discuss
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05/22/2019
Ramble Meets...Max Rushden
In an unprecedented crossing of the football podcast streams, Football Weekly's Max Rushden talks to Luke about how the other half do it, how he came to be the host of one of the biggest football shows in the UK, and what it was really like to present Soccer AM with people constantly screaming 'BRIN
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05/20/2019
I heart Hearts: Man City secure the quadruple, Kompany bows out and Wolves make Europe
As the dust and ticker tape settles on the domestic season it’s Man City that have won it all. A comprehensive gubbing of Watford leaves us equal parts impressed and terrified for the future, though it turns out that Newcastle United have also won some silverware this season, if you’re a bit sloppy
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05/16/2019
Celestial Teal: The FA Cup final, the Playoffs and your headliner… Mike Dean
Leeds, oh, Leeds. When will their nightmare end? Not yet, apparently. Frank Lampard’s Derby and Dean Smith’s Aston Villa will face off at Wembley after a frantic pair of play-off semi-finals.There’s also a look ahead at a juicy FA Cup final, a theory on what Jose Mourinho was really getting up to in
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05/15/2019
Ramble Meets... Laura Woods
Laura Woods is currently in demand as a live football presenter on both TV for Sky Sports and radio for talkSPORT. She is instantly recognisable for her work on Super Sunday, The Debate and the PDC World Darts Championship.Here, in this exclusive interview, she tells Luke about her path into broadca
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05/13/2019
Bravo, Premier League: City win the title, Liverpool push them and Andros Townsend puts a cherry on top
There was to be no twist at the weekend and Man City retain the title, while Liverpool finish second with a points haul that would have seen them as champions in any season but this or last. It’s been scintillating stuff and it’s been a pleasure bringing you our thoughts on it throughout the season.
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05/09/2019
The Legion of Calm: Liverpool and Spurs shine in Europe and the final day of the Premier League looms
Our ruddy, giddy auntie Nora Bennett! What a week in the Champions League, with turnarounds, late goals, quick thinking ball boys, crying managers and more drama than we realistically have time to explore. Over in the Premier League, can Brighton stand firm in The Battle of the Amex as Man City come
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05/08/2019
Ramble Meets... Tom Jones
Tom Jones is one of the world's premier architects, and served as Lead Architect on behalf of Populous, the design firm responsible for the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium as well as Arsenal's Emirates Stadium and the Olympic Stadium purpose built for the London Olympics in 2012 and currently occupied
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