Football Ramble Presents

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With the sad news of Diego Maradona’s death, we begin today’s episode of On The Continent with a look back at his near-deistic relationship with Naples and its people, as well as his famed stint at Barcelona. Dotun Adebayo, Andy Brassell and Lars Sivertsen all take a moment to also share their favourite moments from the great man’s illustrious career.  Elsewhere, Lars gives us the lowdown on Norway’s newest league champions, Bodø/Glimt, who have capped off their fascinating rise from the lower leagues with a title win. We also look back over another chaotic week in the Champions League, as tempers fray at Inter and PSG face renewed backlash after their underwhelming win.Got a question for us? Email otc@footballramble.com!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Today, Dotun and Andy are joined by Nicky Bandini to bring you the biggest stories from across Europe! After Germany’s rude awakening on Tuesday night, we ask why the national team are flagging when their domestic clubs are enjoying such success and wonder whether or not Joachim Löw should return to the old guard to get things back on track. Spain look formidable, meanwhile, and Nicky explains why Alvaro Morata is showing his best again.Elsewhere, we look at Norway’s remarkable improvised squad - after they were forced to call up practically an entirely new group of players based outside of the country due to coronavirus restrictions. Plus, we explain why Sassuolo are rapidly becoming the new Atalanta in Serie A, as Roberto De Zerbi works his magic, and one of the lost talents of Italian football makes his mark.Got a question for us? Email otc@footballramble.com!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On today's episode of The Book Club, we're joined by a legend of English women's football: former Chelsea, Juventus and England striker, Eniola Aluko!Eni joins Kate and Jim in the studio to reminisce about the pivotal moments in a storied career that stretches back nearly two decades: from representing Great Britain at London 2012, to title wins in Italy and England. Eni's autobiography, 'They Don't Teach This', also documents the latter stages of her international career where the FA failed to look into her concerns surrounding racial discrimination and bullying within the England setup. We cover all of that and lots more on today's fascinating episode – join us!Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballramble.com.Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Craving your European football fix? Well, look no further! Dotun Adebayo, Andy Brassell and Miguel Delaney are back for a brand new episode of On The Continent.International football brings its own unique tensions at the best of times, not least during a pandemic. We discuss the impact local restrictions have had on Italian-based players, as many try to reach their international sides’ crucial matches. Elsewhere, we look at Real Madrid’s struggles after their humbling loss at Valencia and delve into the interesting - and sometimes difficult - implications that arise for international footballers with dual nationality.Got a question for us? Email otc@footballramble.com!Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
There was only one person we could send off from Haydons Road station towards the floodlights at the newly built Plough Lane in South London last week. On today’s At The Match, join Andy Brassell as he witnesses a historic moment for English football: AFC Wimbledon’s return home, after a 29-year wait.This landmark occasion was a bittersweet one, as The Dons’ first match back at the new Plough Lane couldn’t feature any fans in the stands. Andy still found loyal supporters to speak to, including former player and manager Simon Bassey who discusses his love affair with the club that stretches back over twenty years. Elsewhere, Andy Butler speaks about the team maintaining its Merton roots and fan campaigner Charlie Talbert tries to get his head around such a hectic and momentous day. Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dotun Adebayo and Andy Brassell are joined by Lars Sivertsen on today’s episode of On The Continent, as we dive into the mountain of goals from this week’s Champions League fixtures. Join us!We begin by asking why there have been so many goals this week - might the lack of fan-induced pressure in the stadiums contribute to some of these outrageous results? Elsewhere, after their humbling at Porto, we ask what’s happened to once-European champions Marseille and the manager, André Villas-Boas. Elsewhere, Der Klassiker/The Derby returns this weekend in the Bundesliga, where the David Alaba contract dispute has clouded Bayern’s otherwise crystal clear waters.Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
On today's episode of the Book Club on Football Ramble Presents, Kate Mason is joined by former Leicester City winger Matt Piper to discuss his celebrated autobiography Out of the Darkness, written in collaboration with FourFourTwo's Joe Brewin.After achieving a boyhood dream of playing for his hometown club, injury forced Matt to retire at just 24. But such was the mental strain Matt endured in the lead up to every match, ending his career was an overwhelming relief. He joins us - alongside Joe - to talk about his early rise and the devastating fall that followed, where the loss of Matt's football earnings, his family and any sort of purpose dragged him to rock bottom. The man who's since opened up his own academy has documented those dark times alongside Joe Brewin and penned a heartfelt and sometimes harrowing piece of football nonfiction – one which has been longlisted for this year's William Hill Sports Book Of The Year!Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With another round of Champions League action in the books, join Dotun, Andy and David Cartlidge as they pore over the biggest stories from another chaotic week of European football!While Barcelona won the battle on the pitch against Juventus this week, managerial challenges still loom for both Andrea Pirlo and Ronald Koeman. We also reserve plenty of praise for two young stars who lit up the midweek fixtures as Marcus Thuram and João Félix both scored twice, before breaking down another tumultuous week for Jorge Jesus and Benfica – even Bernando Silva’s got involved!Got a question for us? Email otc@footballramble.com!Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We welcome one of English football's most influential figures to our first Ramble Meets... episode of the season, as Andy is joined by Arsenal's legendary former manager, Arsène Wenger!From his early managerial days at Nancy and Monaco, it was clear he already had a mix of relentless dedication and a honed understanding of the game. This experience, combined with a global approach to recruitment and professionalism, served him well upon his arrival at Arsenal in 1996. Arsène sits down with Andy to discuss these formative coaching years in France and how they helped inform his esteemed stint at Arsenal, as well as plenty of highlights from his time in North London. From turning down Real Madrid and Juventus to his battles with Sir Alex Ferguson, join us for some amazing stories from a man who spent over 20 years at the summit of English football.Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With last season's Champions League final still fresh in the memory, PSG were back to their underwhelming group stage selves this week. Dotun Adebayo, Andy Brassell and Nicky Bandini are here to unpick that result on today’s episode of On The Continent - your weekly guide to the biggest stories in European football!Elsewhere, after Shakhtar Donetsk’s humbling of Real Madrid this week, we look at Shakhtar’s unbelievable journey over the past few years that has seen them flee war-torn Donetsk and re-establish themselves as one of Ukraine’s elite. There’s also time for the necessary praise for the age-defining antics of Zlatan Ibrahimović, as he leads this young Milan side into a bold new era.Got a question for us? Email otc@footballramble.com!Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
With the ongoing pandemic resulting in hundreds of football games being played out in empty stadiums, finding a suitable venue for the return of At The Match has proved a bit trickier than usual. Luckily, fans are allowed to watch one of the most interesting and vibrants clubs in South London, so Andy and Luke packed the microphones onto the P4 bus and headed to Peckham Town FC!  Set up by then 13-year-old Bryan Hall in 1982 after sticking a poster up on a tree in Peckham Rye park, the club has been built on the tireless work of hundreds of volunteers and remains a bedrock of local community. Andy and Luke speak to founder Bryan about how the club continues to represent the diversity and spirit of the area after forty years, while manager Mary Phillip explains how she got involved with the club and her experience as the first woman to manage a men’s team to success in an FA senior trophy. We even get to see some cracking football, as Peckham play some lovely stuff and stick five past Stansfeld!Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Craving European football insight? Well, you’ve come to the right place; join Dotun Adebayo, Andy Brassell and Lars Sivertsen for a brand new episode of On The Continent!On this week's episode, we look at the waning influence of French starlet Antoine Griezmann and ask what he can still offer both Atlético Madrid and his national side. We then wonder whether Lars Lagerbäck is the right manager to lead Norway’s hugely talented young side, despite Erling Braut Håland netting his first international hat-trick this week. And, as the Champions League returns, we bring you news on where fans may be allowed into European stadiums to mark the return of the competition. Got a question for us? Email otc@footballramble.com!Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Why exactly are La Liga’s biggest sides in so much financial trouble? On today’s episode, Dotun Adebayo, Andy Brassell and Miguel Delaney get stuck into the reasons and implications behind their stark transfer inactivity!Elsewhere, the return of international football gives us a chance to assess some of Europe’s top sides and look forward to some chaotic Euro 2020 qualifiers over the next few days. And, after Napoli failed to turn up to their match against Juventus, we wonder if these forced postponements will become a regular feature of the European season.Send us an email! We'd love to hear from you: otc@footballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
If you’re craving European football insight, then look no further – Dotun Adebayo, Andy Brassell and ESPN’s David Cartlidge are here with a brand new episode of On The Continent!After last night’s 3-2 loss in the German Super Cup left a strange sense of déjà vu for Dortmund, we wonder what they can do to help them step up to the next level. Should they invest some money in a more high profile coach? We also recap a crazy week for Inter, praise some imperious performances from Atleti youngster João Félix and tip our hats to Fiorentina’s age-defying pass master, Franck Ribéry.Send us an email! We'd love to hear from you: otc@footballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Lars Sivertsen joins Dotun Adebayo and Andy Brassell on today’s episode as we take another leisurely stroll down the tree-lined avenues of European football. Today, we begin by wondering about Kylian Mbappé’s next step in his career – should he stay at PSG or leave Ligue Un so as to establish himself as the world’s best? We also break down Luis Suárez’s transfer to Atletico Madrid, as Barcelona seemingly forgot to leave Atleti off their competitors list. And, after their 8-0 humbling at the hands of Bayern Munich, we look at the mounting problems around Schalke and their repeated missteps in the transfer market.Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us at our brand new address: otc@footballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
For the return of Football Ramble’s Book Club, a legend of football journalism joins Kate Mason and Jim Campbell in the studio: Julie Welch, the country’s first female reporter and author of ‘The Fleet Street Girls’!Julie burst onto the scene in the 1970s, in a time when women were still forbidden from the male sanctity of the football press box. Despite this, she overcame seemingly relentless sexism and misogyny and established herself as one of the country’s best sportswriters. She joins us to discuss her memories of Fleet Street's glory years, from having afternoon tea with Alan Ball to enjoying her status as a trailblazing figure for women hoping to break into the industry.You can purchase a copy of 'The Fleet Street Girls' here.What should we read next? Let us know on Twitter @FootballRamble and @kvlmason.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Juventus will begin the Andrea Pirlo era this weekend with the return of Serie A – can they win their tenth consecutive title, or will one of the Milan sides spoil the party? We try to answer that question on this week’s episode of On The Continent!Dotun Adebayo and Andy Brassell are joined by Nicky Bandini to look ahead to some returning European football. We look into whether Borussia Dortmund can halt Bayern’s dominance and pick through the aftermath of the brawl in PSG’s clash with Marseille. Plus, our Games of the Week returns! Free live football, anyone?Got a question for one of our panel? You can email us on our new email address: otc@footballramble.com***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to a brand new season of On The Continent! Every week, join Dotun Adebayo and Andy Brassell as they bring you the biggest stories from across European football.On today’s show, alongside The Independent’s Miguel Delaney, we look back on a tumultuous summer for Lionel Messi and ask where he and Barcelona will go from here. We also wonder what the start to the Ligue Un season might hold for PSG, after multiple players tested positive for coronavirus after a trip to Ibiza, and celebrate the Portuguese return of Andy’s one true love: Ricardo Quaresma!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The rumours are true — On The Continent is now part of the roster on Football Ramble Daily! New episodes of OTC will now be released via Football Ramble Daily's feed on Thursdays, so we can cover all the action in a Champions League week.If you haven't already, subscribe to Football Ramble Daily in your podcast app so you don't miss anything. We'll see you for brand new episodes of On The Continent on Thursday 8th August.Subscribe here: hyperurl.co/ramble  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Velkommen to a brand new episode of On The Continent. This week, Marcus and James are joined by Norway’s finest: Lars Sivertsen! Lars talks about Norwegian wonder kid Martin Ødegaard’s move to Real Sociedad after an impressive season on loan at Vitesse Arnhem. We also squeeze in some chat about another Norwegian youngster showing great potential on the continent in the form of RB Salzburg’s Erling Braut Håland.Elsewhere, we check in with James after he returned from his pre-season travels with Inter where he encountered a slightly downbeat Antonio Conte. Will the club ever manage to offload Mauro Icardi?We also round up some more transfer shenanigans, as Nabil Fekir moves to Real Betis and Gareth Bale has yet to move from a Spanish golf course.FYI - On The Continent will be taking a break next Wednesday but we’ll be back the week after!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome, one and all, to On The Continent—it’s a pleasure to have you with us. We begin with Barcelona and Atlético Madrid, whose scrap over the Antoine Griezmann transfer continues. There has also been a chock-load of transfer activity in Turin and James talks us through the reasons behind Juventus’ effective transfer strategy. He also sings the praises of Aaron Ramsey, after his impressive Italian press conference.Over in Munich, Andy explains why Bayern fans might be feeling a little frustrated going into the new season as arrivals there remain sparse. We also find time to squeeze in some chat about Andy’s recent jaunt in Scandinavia and the start of the Russian Premier League!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
It’s part two of ATM’s Scandinavian sojourn, as we cross the border into northern Sweden to see minnows-turned-Allsvenskan fixtures Östersunds take on Norrköping on a sunny but fresh Sunday afternoon. After the home side’s Leicester-born boss Ian Burchnall addresses the Jämtkraft Arena public, we speak to Jamie Hopcutt about his journey from teenage rejection at York City to giant-slaying under Graham Potter in the Europa League. The midfielder tells us about going from early trepidation to scoring perhaps the most famous goal in the club’s history against Galatasaray, as player and club have enjoyed a meteoric rise from the Swedish lower divisions to top-flight residency and silverware together. Oh, and there’s a last-gasp winner thrown in for good measure. At The Match episodes work on a standalone basis, but to catch up on Series 1 & 2, please search 'At The Match' in your podcast app.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
ATM reaches its most northern point yet on the map in part one of a Scandinavian special, as Norwegian champions Rosenborg get into the most intense part of their season. Andy catches up with Adresseavisen sports editor Charlotte Sundberg to hear about the team trying to recover from a tough start, Nicklas Bendtner’s disappearance from view and the eagerness to revisit the European glory that caught Charlotte’s imagination as a child. After the game, striker Alexander Soderlund tells us about his return to form while coach Erik Horneland describes just how important a Champions League return would be for Norway’s biggest club. At The Match episodes work on a standalone basis, but to catch up on Series 1 & 2, please search 'At The Match' in your podcast app.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hi sports fans, it’s On The Continent time! Pleasure to have you with us. We begin with Antoine Griezmann and Neymar, who incurred the wrath of their respective clubs after not reporting for training. Is this a sign they’re both off to the Camp Nou? Listen on to find out.Over in Italy, James praises Napoli’s recent transfer business and what King Carlo is building down south. However, James believes the strongest title challenge will come from further north, in the form of Antonio Conte’s Inter.We also squeeze in some chat on the US’ World Cup triumph and UEFA President Alexander Ceferin’s potential plan to change Champions League qualification.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hello chicos, it’s On The Continent time! This week we begin with the Women’s World Cup, as Phil Neville’s Lionesses are sadly knocked out by reigning champions USA. We dissect that, before having another inevitable debate about VAR.Elsewhere, Andy talks us through both sides of new Spurs signing Tanguy Ndombele— will he be a good fit? And what will that money mean for Lyon? It’s all go across Ligue Un as Nice are about to come into some money as well. Over in Serie A, we discuss the recent news that Milan have been banned from next season’s Europa League, and how it will benefit other teams. And James shares his excitement at Sampdoria’s summer signings, now they're under the leadership of Eusebio Di Francesco.If you want to get in touch, drop us an email at show@otcpod.com, and we're on twitter @otcpod. Ciao for now!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!***  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Created by
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Podcast Status
Active
Started
Nov 26th, 2020
Latest Episode
Nov 26th, 2020
Release Period
3 per week
Episodes
197
Avg. Episode Length
43 minutes
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Episodic
Language
English

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