08/23/2019
The Preview Show: Arsenal head to Anfield, James Maddison looks sharp and Ian Holloway's got confused
We’re here to ease you into another lovely weekend of football with The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway!After finding out it’ll take seven insipid years to get used to VAR, as well as Ian Holloway’s confused take on international diplomacy, we turn our attention to the weekend’s fixtures. Arsenal
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08/22/2019
On The Continent: Maurizio Sarri's transfer troubles, Lyon start strong, and Franck flies to Florence
James Horncastle’s back in one of our continental hot seats and he’s packed some Serie A chat in his hand luggage! We start by talking about Juventus, as Sarri begins his reign in Turin. With the transfer window closing soon, their squad still looks a bit bloated— James discusses how they might be a
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08/21/2019
Ramble Meets... Alan Curbishley
Alan Curbishley has managed over 700 games at Premier League and Championship level, making him still, after eight years out of the game, one of the top ten most experienced managers in top flight football.Here in this exclusive and revealing interview with Football Ramble Daily, he talks us through
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08/20/2019
Jules & Andy: Questions around Chelsea, Championship stars in the Premier League, and Sol Campbell's exit
We’re back to take a deep dive into the biggest stories from another hectic weekend of football. We begin with a thorough look at Frank Lampard’s Chelsea after a promising but inconsistent draw with Leicester— will we see a return to the unease that plagued much of last season?Then we take a look at
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08/19/2019
The Ramble: Yet more VAR, Pukki the poacher, and a sexy Pards
Time for a new episode of The Ramble, fresh out of the oven! We begin with the inevitable chat about VAR in City’s game against Spurs, but also take the time to acknowledge Kevin De Bruyne and Érik Lamela looking back to their imperious best as well as Pep's wild gesticulating.Elsewhere, we try and
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08/17/2019
The Blizzard: Brazil 1-2 Norway, 1998
For the latest episode of Greatest Games, in association with the Blizzard, we’re off to the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille with Norwegian writer Lars Sivertsen. He talks us through the 1998 World Cup group game between Norway and reigning world champions Brazil, where two late goals from his unfancie
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08/16/2019
The Preview Show: Pep vs Poch, Klopp's pants, and a parachuting Santa
We’re back in our Cristiano Ronaldo pants and ready for some weekend footy— let’s hope Jurgen’s washed his pair after all last night’s penalty shoot out excitement! We discuss that Super Cup win for Liverpool and look ahead to their next game against Southampton this weekend.Then, we turn our attent
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08/15/2019
On The Continent: Champions League qualifiers, Atletico changing tack, and the return of Ligue 1
All aboard the good ship continent, manned by the motley crew of Luke Moore, Andy Brassell and Lars Sivertsen! We get stuck into the recent Champions League qualifiers, as Ajax battle through two tough legs against PAOK. There's some deserved praise for Lars’ compatriots Rosenborg after their impres
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08/14/2019
Ramble Meets... Paulo Sousa
For the latest Ramble Meets... Andy Brassell drops in on Bordeaux head coach Paulo Sousa to discuss both his storied playing career and his nomadic journey through top-level coaching.Speaking exclusively to us at the club's training centre in Le Haillan, Sousa explains how Sven-Göran Eriksson helped
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08/13/2019
Jules & Andy: Impressive debutants, promoted sides’ endeavour, and a momentous UEFA Super Cup
The Premier League got off to a flyer and we’re here to dissect the biggest stories from the weekend. We begin by discussing some of the impressive debuts across the league, including Harry Maguire’s imperious performance for Manchester United and Tanguy Ndombele’s classy turnout for Tottenham. Then
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08/12/2019
The Ramble: Solskjaer bests Lampard, Sterling stuns West Ham, and Pete's email jingle rolls on
It's Monday, so that can only mean one thing: it's time for a new week of Football Ramble Daily! On today's show Marcus, Luke and Pete discuss all the big stories from the opening weekend of Premier League fixtures including Raheem the Dream's destruction of West Ham, the VAR debacle at the King Pow
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08/10/2019
The Blizzard: Red Star 1-1 Milan, 1988
Welcome to the first of our brand new ‘Greatest Games’ series, in association with The Blizzard. Every Saturday, Marcus Speller,  Jonathan Wilson and a guest from the world of football discuss some of the most significant matches in football history. First up it’s our continental compatriot, James H
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08/09/2019
The Preview Show: Arsenal’s clear out, Bolivian VAR madness, and the return of the Premier League
Welcome to the first Preview Show of the new season, sponsored by Betway!Today we’re discussing all sorts ahead of tonight’s Premier League curtain-raiser up at Anfield. Arsenal empty their cupboards as Messrs Welbeck and Koscielny depart for greener pastures (one with more grace than the other), Su
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08/08/2019
On The Continent: PSG problems, Sporting struggles, and continental transfer talk
On The Continent is back for another season of European football! Luke, Andy and James are ready to tackle the biggest stories in European football and will be here every Thursday on Football Ramble Daily.Today, we begin by assessing the state of some of Europe’s top clubs as the season begins. We d
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08/07/2019
Ramble Meets... Will Hughes
Despite being just 24, Will Hughes has already amassed almost 250 first team appearances for Derby County and Watford. Here, in this exclusive interview with Football Ramble Daily, Will talks openly and honestly about his experiences growing up as a media-dubbed wonderkid, what it’s like being a mod
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08/06/2019
Jules & Andy: Deadline Day, clubs in crisis, and some new rule changes
Welcome to the first ever episode of Jules & Andy on Football Ramble Daily! Every Tuesday we’ll be dissecting the biggest stories in football and we start with the impending circus that is Transfer Deadline Day. We discuss how the British window’s early closure might actually benefit English sides a
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08/05/2019
The Ramble: Pep Guardiola tops up the trophy cabinet, the Football League bursts into life, and Harry Maguire heads to Old Trafford
Welcome aboard to a brand new football season and the very first day of Football Ramble Daily! It’s an absolute pleasure to have you with us and we’re looking forward to bringing you a whole host of shows six days a week throughout the season.Monday means the Ramble’s up, and today we’re talking the
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08/01/2019
Woodgate's Wonders: An Audi Cup triumph, a Fort William fantasy, and some Community Shield excitement
Welcome to your all-new episode of The Football Ramble, indeed the last edition before we become Football Ramble Daily on Monday!Marcus, Pete and Luke run the rule over the latest glorious triumph in pre-season: Spurs lifting the Audi Cup after beating Bayern Munich in Munich. After that, it's a loo
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07/31/2019
Fantasy Five-a-Side: Maisie Adam
Welcome to Fantasy Five-a-Side, a brand new show in which Jim invites a special guest to submit their dream five-a-side team and lead them to glory as player-manager. Where will they play themselves? Will the team gel on the pitch? Just as importantly, will they gel off of it in the post-match wind
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07/29/2019
Faces, faces everywhere: Emirates Cup action, Gareth Bale’s limbo, and goings on at the Toon
Competitive football creeps ever closer with the Emirates Cup out of the way, the transfer window hotting up - Daniele De Rossi has signed for Boca Juniors! - and Mike ‘Flannels’ Ashley up to his usual shenanigans. He’s part of a rogues’ gallery that features a pumped up Diego Costa, a fictional ver
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07/25/2019
Joe Linton: Newcastle spend big, odd pre-season friendlies roll on, and Ederson shows what he can do in midfield
It is absolutely roasting at Ramble HQ but as ever we’re braving it for you, our beloved listeners. We’re here to chat about Mike Ashley putting his hand in his pocket for the people of Newcastle once again, Chelsea and their slightly odd season preparations and naughty naughty Laurent Koscielny.We’
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07/22/2019
Pie and Smash: Action from the Premier League Asia Trophy, the International Champions Cup and AFCON
With so many of the game’s biggest prizes being played at once it’s a great time to be a football fan, especially if you’re of a Geordie persuasion. Steve Bruce’s mere presence was enough to get his Newcastle United revolution under ho-way with a seismic victory over West Ham. Alongside all this the
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07/18/2019
Dundee United Cake: Frank Lampard makes a welcome return, Steve Bruce makes a return, and there are transfers afoot
We’re back in your ears and though we were only gone for a short while, the football Gods (Newcastle United) have provided, in the squishy form of Steve Bruce. We react with a range of emotions while also casting an eye over Frank Lampard’s appointment at Stamford Bridge and looking at some of the m
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07/17/2019
Ramble Meets... Erkut Sögüt
Erkut Sögüt is the Founding Partner at Football and Family, a sports agency that looks after footballers Mesut Özil, Ilkay Güdogan and many others.In this exclusive interview with The Football Ramble, Erkut talks about the demands placed on agents in the fast-paced, ever-changing world of modern foo
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