04/25/2019
Pogback: PFA Team of the Year, Manchester derby fallout, and the race for the title hots up
Hello and a very warm welcome to this, the latest instalment of The Football Ramble. The boys (sans Jim, sadly laid low with illness) cast their beady eyes over all the midweek action and then, as is the custom, look ahead to all the most exciting games in the Premier League this weekend.There's als
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04/24/2019
Ramble Meets... James Horncastle
James Horncastle is a writer, broadcaster and pundit specialising in Italian football. Here, in this latest episode of Ramble Meets... he tells Luke about his path to his current role in the vanguard of Italian football coverage, from a kid growing up in Hull to a highly respected journalist rubbing
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04/22/2019
Ole Gunnar get ya: Everton gub United, Man City sneak past Spurs, and George Weah has a problem
Right, it's Easter Monday, but football waits for no-one and so we're back in the studio ruminating on what's been happening on this, the holiest of weekends. Obviously Man City and Liverpool both won, the latter partly thanks to Sean Morrison's back, but don't forget, Everton also dished out a hidi
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04/19/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Sven-Göran Eriksson
It’s Good Fryday and for our final egg we have the Egg Royale, the Golden Goose Egg, a smooth, notorious player who was well and truly laid, pro-teen with squad selection and at one time the toast of the nation.Sven, Sven, Sven-Göran Eriksson. It could only be him.This show is sponsored by bet365Sea
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04/18/2019
Oh Bebe, Bebe: Spurs vs City is a European classic, Liverpool stroll on and Cardiff have hope
WOW! Spurs and Man City serve up one of the maddest, most entertaining games in recent memory and as if that wasn’t enough we get to see them do it all again on Sunday. Liverpool had a calmer time of it but have to be wary of Neil Warnock’s slightly resurgent Cardiff, while Man United look like the
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04/18/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Gianluca Vialli
We keep the series rolling with a most decorated egg. Vialli starred for teams like Juvhentus and Shellsea, becoming player manager at the batter when Ruud Gullit got the egg-sac.He had opulent beginnings but don’t omelette that fool you; there was no silver egg spoon in this man’s mouth. This show
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04/17/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Fabien Barthez
A fine custodian of the egg basket, the crème de la crème egg, the quiche de résistance.  A rare smoked egg with impressive refleggses, he lay have been prone to letting his membrane wander but even when over-egging things he was always sp-egg-tacular. This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Footbal
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04/16/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Gary McAllister
The Scotch egg himself! Free kicks were his eggy bread and butter, his passing ostretched defences and his volleys left goalkeepers pickled.In one of football’s most unexp-egg-ted swan songs he became a Liverpool eggular at the age of 35. And yes swans lay eggs. This show is sponsored by bet365Searc
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04/15/2019
Mo Salah, Mo Problems: Liverpool roast Chelsea, Everton frustrate, and Newcastle might just be safe…
Liverpool keep doing the business and though Shay Given may have barely looked up from his dinner when Mo Salah scored one of the goals of the season, we couldn’t believe our luck. We also found time to despair at Everton’s performance against Fulham, find that a discussion on aspect ratio and frame
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04/15/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Eggs in the Making
What comes first, the man or the egg? We egg each other on to identifry eggsamples of players we think are going the eggstra farmyard to achieve egghood.Also features an eggstraordinary showbiz aneggdote. Cracking.This show is sponsored by bet365Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, a
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04/14/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Dion Dublin
We continue our Easter eggstravaganza with a man who always has his sunny side up, a man loved by the great Aleggs Ferg-egg-son, a man sent off for eggbutting Robbie Savage.His head both poached goals and hatched The Dube, and this versatility meant you could throw him into any mixing bowl.This show
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04/13/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Arrigo Sacchi
As we hit the half dozen of our 12 Eggs of Easter we dip into the career of the hard boiled former shoe salesmen who left the doubters with egg on their faces by winning back to back European Egg Cups.Working his way from amateur football all the way to a World Cup final, it’s not over egging it to
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04/12/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Thierry Henry
Why does Thierry Henry only have one egg for breakfast? Because one egg is un oeuf.The eggsquisite, runny, defence scrambling faberge egg had a free range of ability but is he an egg at all? Can one choose to be an egg, or must egghood come naturally? Join us in our most controversial eggspose yet.T
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04/11/2019
Flying meal deals: Champions League drama, Chelsea visit Anfield, and can Crystal Palace spoil Pep’s party?
The weekend ahead sees many a potential thigh rubber, but is it Liverpool vs Chelsea? Burnley vs Cardiff? Sean Dyche vs Neil Warnock? It’ll probably be all of them. As well as looking forward, we look back over recent Champions League ding dongs, including harking back to Liverpool and Chelsea’s dra
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04/11/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Leeds United 2001
When most people think of the Leeds United side of this era they think of the reckless whisk assessment that led to their ultimately devastating financial irr-egg-ularities, but it was an enjoyable ride up to then.Their two-egged Champions League semi-final against Valencia, in which most of the squ
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04/10/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Yordan Letchkov
Bulgaria’s Yordan Letchkov poached one of the most memorable goals in the sizzling heat of USA ’94 to put himself into World (Egg) Cup yolk-lore.But there was more to the man than that iconic moment, with a surprisingly well documented leggacy at Hamburg, a clash with John Toshack and a political ca
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04/09/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Pierluigi Collina
Cracking on with the second of our Easter specials we discuss the original notable egg, Pierluigi Collina.A rare eggxample of a universally popular referee, he remembranes a shining example of how one should officiate the game, and we pay our resp-egg-ts appropriately.This show is sponsored by bet36
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04/08/2019
Petey Blinders: A classic FA Cup semi, Liverpool back on top, Arsenal slump on the road
What a belter from Watford and Wolves at Wembley! A world class finish from Gerard Deulofeu, a luchador inspired goal from Raul Jimenez, and an emotional post match interview from big-hearted Troy Deeney. Man City and Brighton also played. Not to be outdone, the Premier League keeps it tight, and we
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04/08/2019
12 Eggs of Easter: Bobby Charlton
This Easter we’re bringing you, our dear listeners, 12 specials based around our favourite footballing eggs! Our eggstravaganza begins with a look at the Red Devilled egg himself, Bobby Charlton. One of football’s most beloved eggs, the great man could crack a ball like few others and we’re here to
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04/04/2019
Man City Nights: FA Cup semis, Spurs move in and Fulham drop out
FA Cup semi-final weekend is upon us, great news for Wembley as Spurs have now officially moved in to their new home, while over in West London the aisles of Waitrose are deathly quiet as Fulham go down.As well as a look ahead to the weekend’s action we hear of more football landlords, Benjamin Mend
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04/01/2019
Slow Lloris: Liverpool win it late, Neil Warnock blows his top, and Pompey rule Wembley again
Another dramatic weekend of football as Liverpool and Spurs keep it topsy-turvy, Huddersfield get relegated, and the referee’s assistant and Neil Warnock put on a show at Cardiff, with Callum Hudson-Odoi having the best seat in the house. Elsewhere we have Uri Geller, Jim’s medical adventures, Luke’
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03/28/2019
Sven in your ends: Ole gets the gig, Hudson-Odoi impresses and there’s a thigh rubber at Anfield
Sven in your ends: Ole gets the gig, Hudson-Odoi impresses and there’s a thigh rubber at Anfield The Premier League is back and so are we! Obviously. Nothing else on. Much to look forward to as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes charge of his first game as full time Man United boss, Liverpool welcome Spurs
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03/25/2019
Gareth's Gubbers: England fly out of the blocks, and Scotland let everyone down
Happy Monday! Welcome to your all-new episode of The Football Ramble! This time around, we discuss England's dismantling of Czech Republic at Wembley, marvel at Northern Ireland, Wales and Republic of Ireland's fine starts, and then laugh at Scotland. Sorry, Scotland, but you've brought it on yourse
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03/21/2019
Rice Rice Baby: England, Scotland and Wales look to the future, Northern Ireland have a mountain to climb
International football is back! There could be very exciting times ahead for the home nations aside from poor Northern Ireland, who have a draw Michael O’Neill called “very cruel”. England have an exciting crop of players coming through, Scotland look as strong as they have in years and Wales could
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