The Football Ramble

The Football Ramble
The Football Ramble emerged from London towards the end of 2007 as a genuinely refreshing football voice, and quickly established itself as one of the most influential and entertaining shows about the world's most popular sport.
Ole Gunnar get ya: Everton gub United, Man City sneak past Spurs, and George Weah has a problem
Apr 22 • 52 min
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…
12 Eggs of Easter: ?
Apr 19 • 22 min
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. If you want to know more, crack on… This…
Oh Bebe, Bebe: Spurs vs City is a European classic, Liverpool stroll on and Cardiff have hope
Apr 18 • 49 min
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…
12 Eggs of Easter: Gianluca Vialli
Apr 18 • 20 min
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…
12 Eggs of Easter: Fabien Barthez
Apr 17 • 20 min
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.…
12 Eggs of Easter: Gary McAllister
Apr 16 • 24 min
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…
Mo Salah, Mo Problems: Liverpool roast Chelsea, Everton frustrate, and Newcastle might just be safe…
Apr 15 • 46 min
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,…
12 Eggs of Easter: Eggs in the Making
Apr 15 • 21 min
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 bet365 Search…
12 Eggs of Easter: Dion Dublin
Apr 14 • 21 min
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…
12 Eggs of Easter: Arrigo Sacchi
Apr 13 • 19 min
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…
12 Eggs of Easter: Thierry Henry
Apr 12 • 22 min
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?…
Flying meal deals: Champions League drama, Chelsea visit Anfield, and can Crystal Palace spoil Pep’s party?
Apr 11 • 47 min
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,…
12 Eggs of Easter: Leeds United 2001
Apr 11 • 20 min
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…
12 Eggs of Easter: Yordan Letchkov
Apr 10 • 21 min
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…
12 Eggs of Easter: Pierluigi Collina
Apr 9 • 20 min
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…
Petey Blinders: A classic FA Cup semi, Liverpool back on top, Arsenal slump on the road
Apr 8 • 58 min
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…
12 Eggs of Easter: Bobby Charlton
Apr 8 • 21 min
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…
Man City Nights: FA Cup semis, Spurs move in and Fulham drop out
Apr 4 • 46 min
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…
Slow Lloris: Liverpool win it late, Neil Warnock blows his top, and Pompey rule Wembley again
Apr 1 • 57 min
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…
Sven in your ends: Ole gets the gig, Hudson-Odoi impresses and there’s a thigh rubber at Anfield
Mar 28 • 47 min
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…
Gareth’s Gubbers: England fly out of the blocks, and Scotland let everyone down
Mar 25 • 51 min
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.…
Rice Rice Baby: England, Scotland and Wales look to the future, Northern Ireland have a mountain to climb
Mar 21 • 47 min
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…
Nicklas Spendtner: FA Cup controversies, a West Ham comeback and an angry Marcelo Bielsa
Mar 18 • 54 min
The FA Cup quarter finals are over and they were full of late goals, VAR controversy and sort-of-but-not-quite cupsets, the Championship had an outfield player in goal, and in the Premier League Javier Hernandez’s impressive under-the-radar goal return…
Football tapas: English clubs remain in Europe, the FA Cup returns, and the Premier League says hi
Mar 14 • 44 min
What a competition-hopping show we have for you here; four English teams into the last eight of the Champions League! Man City making a daunting FA Cup trip to Swansea, with their fast players and hilariously bad penalties! West Ham and Huddersfield in…
Shola Didn’t Score: The top four fight gets juicy, Newcastle win a cracker and Jack Grealish steps up
Mar 11 • 53 min
Another excellent weekend of action with an intense Weird Derby at Selhurst Park, a thrilling match between Newcastle United and Jordan Pickford, and Spurs thrusting themselves into the fight for the top four. As well as this red hot chat we’ve got a…
Notable libertines: Man United, Spurs do the job and the Premier League’s oddest derby looms
Mar 7 • 47 min
The good times continue for Man United as they make history in Europe by enjoyably mugging off PSG while their largely injured squad watched on from the sidelines (and internet). And, as well as looking back, we look forward to their trip to the Emirates,…
A pie of worms: Draws galore, offsides bore, and a tight top four
Mar 4 • 53 min
Another excellent weekend of football involving surprisingly thrilling draws, confusion about the offside rule and late goals, which for the record still count. That makes it sound a bit pedestrian but honestly it was brilliant. While discussing all that…
Treble Treble: Liverpool hit five, Chelsea recover quickly, and Brendan Rodgers returns
Feb 28 • 47 min
A full round of midweek fixtures to play with! What a joy, and it didn’t disappoint. Liverpool were rampant, Spurs provided a comical own glol, even Mesut Ozil made a guest appearance. Best of all though, Brendan Rodgers stalks the land once more, ready…
Boo-el: The Carabao Cup ends in farce, Man United and Liverpool are even and Claude gets the sack
Feb 25 • 51 min
So much beef this weekend! Be it Maurizio Sarri and Kepa Arrizabalaga, Mauricio Pochettino and Mike Dean or The Football Ramble and The Football Ramble’s correspondence section, the place has been left looking like a butcher’s floor, and that butcher does…
Pie lies? Champions League action, the Carabao Cup final and Man United vs Liverpool
Feb 21 • 44 min
It’s all happening! On Sunday, Man City and Chelsea face off for the season’s first chance of silverware, Cristiano Ronaldo is getting mugged off in the Champions League, and Liverpool are gearing up to visit Man United at Old Trafford in what could be…
Dropped pies: Man City crush Newport County’s FA Cup dream, Wolves get what they need and Millwall march on
Feb 18 • 49 min
Newport County, we will miss you. A heroic FA Cup effort against Man City at Rodney Parade ended as it was always going to, but what an effort! It was a cagey weekend in the cup but Millwall gave it the love it deserves, Swansea’s Dan James impressed with…
Delete your account: Man United lose in Europe, Spurs excite and the FA Cup returns
Feb 14 • 41 min
A mixed week for English clubs in Europe so far as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s party suffers its first real setback, in fact the party too such a turn he chucked out Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba takes himself home. Spurs, on the other hand, are having such a…
Sorryball: Man City gub Chelsea, Liverpool win in style, and Cardiff get a big three points
Feb 11 • 56 min
Hello! We keep ourselves in the studio for close to an hour for the inquest into Chelsea’s awful performance against Man City, also taking the time to run the rule over Spurs’ sneaky title bid and Southampton’s “disaster”. There are also “words of a…
99 reds buffoon: Man City go top, Liverpool chase and Spurs lurk behind
Feb 7 • 40 min
A busy weekend ahead as Man City and Chelsea face each other - and Mike Dean - in the thigh rubber of the weekend, Liverpool fill up on Imodium as Bournemouth visit and there are foxes in the chicken coop as Leicester visit Spurs. We also look back at…
The Cat Came Back: Sergio Aguero reigns supreme, Wolves impress again, and Michy Batshuayi returns
Feb 4 • 49 min
A football packed show (obviously) as we look back at another difficult top six away trip for Arsenal, which Pep Guardiola decided was exactly the time to see which of his players can function out of position, a feline pitch invader causing everyone to…
Busy kissing: Newcastle beat Man City, Spurs leave it late, and Chelsea implode
Jan 31 • 42 min
Crash, bang, wallop what a title race! Man City and Liverpool drop points, Spurs snatch a win and Chelsea rule themselves out by forgetting how to play football. What a contrast to the previous season. We look back over all of it and still have time to…
January acast+ special: Rule changes…
Jan 29 • 32 min
You sent us your suggestions to bring some prestige back to the FA Cup… and we laughed at you. We figured we should give it a go ourselves, so we’ve done just that, suggesting tweaks and overhauls, before opening it up to you guys once more. Some were…
Splish Splash: AFC Wimbledon shock West Ham, controversy at Millwall and another win for Man United
Jan 28 • 48 min
Join us in the bath as we look over a fantastic weekend of FA Cup action, featuring a babyfaced post-match assassination, yet another goal for Andros Townsend, and more VAR-inspired bees. There’s also an incongruous appearance from Mr. Socko, a…
Newca$tle: The FA Cup returns, Gonzalo Higuain arrives and so does Ashley Cole
Jan 24 • 42 min
The FA Cup is back with a thigh rubber between Arsenal and Man United, moneybags Newcastle taking on Watford and a Tony Pulis derby between Middlesbrough and Newport County. We learn about Pete’s morning emotions, discover Jesse Lingard’s dad’s past as a…
Sorry, Mr Moss: Some 4-3s, Arsenal beat flat Chelsea and an FA Cup curse
Jan 21 • 54 min
What a weekend! Liverpool and Crystal Palace give us another classic, Wolves and Leicester serve up a ding dong and Arsenal keep a clean sheet. Away from the Premier League Spygate rolls on and we learn of the intriguing Whyteleafe Curse. If that’s not…
Battered eyelids: Spygate rolls on, London derbies galore and Liverpool and Crystal Palace lock horns again
Jan 17 • 41 min
We knew that it was only a matter of time before Marcelo Bielsa brought us something interesting and boy has he delivered. We also bring you the intriguing matter of Arsenal vs Chelsea, with a mention of a Sven that isn’t Goran-Eriksson, Abdoulaye…
There will be moles: Man United pass their big test, Richard Keys tells it like it is and Leeds employ some espionage
Jan 14 • 54 min
Conspiracies, spies, David Gandy… this show has it all. We look back over David de Gea’s magnificent performance in goal for Man United, marvel at one of (one of) the silliest things Richard Keys has ever said and enjoy Shane Long ending his goal drought…
Mous D: Carabao Cup action, a test for Man United and a big moment for Fulham
Jan 10 • 47 min
Man City gubbing Burton Albion; respectful or not? We debate this hot topic because we’re not afraid of tackling the big issues. While we’re at it we give Mousa Dembele a speculative MOT and discuss another one of your frankly mad suggestions to change…
Crock of WhatsApp: FA Cupsets from Newport, Oldham, Pompey and more!
Jan 7 • 45 min
What a wonderful weekend of FA Cup action, with Premier League teams slouching to defeat across the land. We look back on Newport’s heroics, a furious Claudio Ranieri, a raging Neil Warnock and some most unFulhamish behaviour in the form of some…
Rickie Lampard amalgamate: Can Warlock make magic happen, the FA Cup 3rd round and holidays for Man United
Jan 3 • 42 min
It’s the FA Cup Third Round! One of our favourite weekends of the season, featuring potential Mellon slices for Spurs, players with normal jobs being patronised and, surely, some FA Cup magic from Neil Warlock himself. We also look back at a fine example…
Ramble Meets…Neil Etheridge
Jan 1 • 27 min
At 28 years old, Neil Etheridge has established himself as an important part of Neil Warnock’s Cardiff side, but it hasn’t always been plain sailing. After all, the current Cardiff City and Philippines goalkeeper’s story is not one that we’ve come to…
Pogmanay: Liverpool rout Arsenal, Man United are back (again) and Wolves blunt Spurs
Dec 31, 2018 • 57 min
Happy New Year! What a way to close out the year as Liverpool look the real deal, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Paul Pogba bring the fun back to Old Trafford, and Neil Warlock gets three points and a big grin. We also hear about Pete’s new year plans, some not…
Trouser hook machines: Liverpool go clear, Man City show they’re human, Spurs march on
Dec 28, 2018 • 46 min
We’re back, full of Christmas cheer, mountains of food and opinions on the lashings upon lashings of festive football that have happened since we last recorded a show. Can Jurgen Klopp be measured enough to sustain a title challenge? Can Spurs keep up…
12RofC - The Celebration
Dec 24, 2018 • 23 min
It’s chriiiiiiiiistmas! What better way to celebrate than to celebrate the celebration itself! Be it the pure unbridled joy of someone who can’t handle what’s happening, to a well executed, choreographed routine, there’s a lot to enjoy throughout this…
12RofC - The Club Stalwart
Dec 23, 2018 • 22 min
Ah, the club stalwart. From one club men to might-as-well-be-one-club-men, football is all the better for having those who dedicate their best years to the clubs they adore. We’ve got your Class of ’92, your Italian legends, your mercurial Southampton…
12RofC - The Hammering
Dec 22, 2018 • 23 min
Football isn’t a high scoring game, except when it is, on those brilliant occasions when one team give another an absolute pasting, a panelling… a hammering. We look back over some of the most notable shellackings we’ve witnessed as football fans, from…
12RofC - The Hardman
Dec 21, 2018 • 20 min
Football wouldn’t be the same without some of the more robust players we’ve seen over the years. From Graeme Souness’ full blooded approach to the game, to the modern player’s evolution into a discreet saboteur, we’re on top of it all. Features high…
Fear and Loathing at The Lowry: Jose Mourinho is out, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in, and Spurs get revenge
Dec 20, 2018 • 46 min
Jose Mourinho, sacked after things have gone awry in his third season in charge. Who could possibly have seen such a seismic event coming? It’s such a monumental occurrence that even Jim’s having a sing. Away from Ole Trafford we (Pete) ask(s) “Do wolves…
12RofC - The Video Game
Dec 20, 2018 • 20 min
The world of football gaming is a massive one and we’ve been reminiscing about some of our favourites from the past and the present. Is Pete in his element? Oh yes. Could you punch people on early versions of FIFA? Sort of. Was Kevin Keegan mugged off in…
12RofC - The Outfield Player in Goal
Dec 19, 2018 • 22 min
Need we say more? One of the most enjoyable occurrences in football. So many things have to go awry for this to happen and we’re here to celebrate the mad occasions when they have. Sometimes it’s a calamitous nightmare, sometimes it leads to unexpected…
12RofC - The Relegation Scrap
Dec 18, 2018 • 24 min
You probably don’t enjoy this one if your team is involved in one, unless you escape it, but what a consistently entertaining thing the relegation battle is. From great escapes by Portsmouth, West Brom and Leicester, we look back over some of the most…
Fighting Santas: Liverpool excel, Arsenal’s winning run ends and Neil Warnock isn’t happy
Dec 17, 2018 • 50 min
It’s not getting any better for Man United, is it? After Liverpool beat them handily at Anfield we yet again wonder what the hell is going on there, ponder how Arsenal will respond to their first defeat in ages, and sit in shock as Marcus says some very…
12RofC - The Endorsement
Dec 17, 2018 • 25 min
Pele flogging viagra, Lionel Messi selling Japanese face cream, Pat Jennings as an oil filter… the worlds of football and advertising often combine in spectacular fashion and we’re here to look at some of our favourites. Kevin Keegan and Henry Cooper in…
12RofC - The Derby
Dec 16, 2018 • 23 min
Does a football match ever matter more than when it’s against your biggest rivals? Around the world passions flare and it leads us to some of the most enjoyable, intense and frankly mad spectacles that the game ever serves up. There’s your Boca and your…
12RofC - The Online Footballer
Dec 15, 2018 • 20 min
Ah, footballers and the internet, what an endlessly brilliant combination. We celebrate the more bizarre, early examples of the form - Andy Carroll on Bebo, for example - while basking in the glory of some more recent accidental gems, like Phil Neville’s…
12RofC - The Bust Up
Dec 14, 2018 • 23 min
We all love a football-based spat, be it between teammates, rival managers, or a Knight of the Realm and a slice of pizza. It may be neither big nor clever, but let’s be honest it’s brilliant and we love it. From classic Dutch bust ups, long running feuds…
Lazy Prince: Manchester vs Merseyside, Spurs marching on and a frosty Rafa Benitez
Dec 13, 2018 • 48 min
The giants of Manchester and Merseyside meet this weekend. Can Everton get something at Man City? Will Jose Mourinho try to destroy the spectacle at Anfield? We have no idea because none of it has happened yet, but we’re going to have a damn good chat…
12RofC - The Maverick
Dec 13, 2018 • 23 min
The 12 Rambles of Christmas are back! This year we’re bringing you the 12 things we love most about football, starting with… The Maverick. We love those players who think differently, play differently and are… differently. From the big names who’ve…
A private smirk: Chelsea halt Man City, Mo Salah dazzles again and the Copa Libertadores is quite mad
Dec 10, 2018 • 51 min
Well, aren’t Chelsea an enigma? No sooner than we thought their flush might be busted they go and beat Man City, allowing a Mo Salah-inspired Liverpool to stay on top. We have a title race! Glancing around the rest of the sport we meet a piece of the…
Think of the shareholders: Wolves beat Chelsea, spoils are shared at Old Trafford and Southampton get their man
Dec 6, 2018 • 46 min
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas after a dizzying round of midweek fixtures. We’re here to look at Wolves wobbling Chelsea’s wheels, Man United and Arsenal having a strange old contest of Who Can Score the Weirdest Goal and look ahead to…
Klopp in the box: North London is red, so is Jordan Pickford’s face, and Mark Hughes is out
Dec 3, 2018 • 56 min
A busy weekend as the North London Derby produces another classic, Mark Hughes collects another P45 and Jordan Pickford has a moment to forget. Particular highlights include the welcome return of Tim Sherwood embarrassing himself. There’s also the…
Ramble Meets… Chris Kirkland
Dec 2, 2018 • 46 min
At just 20, Chris became the most expensive goalkeeper in British transfer history signing for Liverpool, the club he supports, from Coventry, the club he grew up at, for £6m in 2001. What followed was a career that despite being held back by a series of…
Further eggings: The puzzle of N’Golo Kante, London and Merseyside derbies and Man United droning on
Nov 29, 2018 • 46 min
We’ve got your Champions League, we’ve got your Premier League but best of all we’ve got your Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest in The Championship. What a game, and what a feast of football we have to serve up for you. Elsewhere we’ve got Sol Campbell…
Svengus: Spurs pump Chelsea, Claudio Ranieri gets a win and ALAN HUTTON
Nov 26, 2018 • 52 min
The Premier League is back with a Spurs and Aleksandar Mitrovic infused bang and we talk all about it, because that’s very much what this podcast is about. We’re also delighted to be chatting about Claudio Ranieri and his delightful methods as once again…
Dayo: Scotland are promoted, Ireland need a new manager and the Premier League returns
Nov 22, 2018 • 46 min
What a fun weekend of international football we’ve had, and what a fun weekend of Premier League football we’re about to have! We chat about Scotland’s promotion, Ireland’s bound-to-be-entertaining search for a new manager, the retirement of flag-punching…
Trainspotting: England top the group, Switzerland thump Belgium and Mitrovic entertains
Nov 19, 2018 • 41 min
Spain and Croatia? What were you worried about? England’s 2018 gets even better as they top their UEFA Nations League group and keep the World Cup feel good factor going. Through our giddy fog we discuss Jordan Pickford’s water bottle psychology,…
Ramble Meets… Carolyn Radford
Nov 18, 2018 • 39 min
Carolyn Radford is the Chief Executive Officer of Mansfield Town and currently one of only two female CEOs in professional football. She accepted the position at Mansfield Town at the age of just 29, becoming the youngest football executive in the country…
Camposflage: Rooney returns, Ranieri also returns, while Wales and Scotland step up
Nov 15, 2018 • 46 min
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for; Wayne Rooney’s international return! The Rooniverse has been a barren, empty place since the great man retired and finally Gareth Southgate is putting a stop to all this ‘looking forward’ nonsense by bringing it…
acast+ special: Good debuts, terrible debuts, diving headers and weird accents…
Nov 13, 2018 • 41 min
Look at the Rambley goodness in that title! Join us as our latest special allows us to reminisce about some of the most harrowing debuts of all time - think Jonathan Woodgate, think Lionel Messi (Messi? Yes, Messi), think some ones you won’t have heard of…
Donnie’s Den: Manchester is blue, Newcastle win again, Charlie Austin tells it like it is
Nov 12, 2018 • 51 min
Welcome to the first ever Football Ramble Nights, brought to you by the smokey tones of one Marcus Speller. In the velvet-voiced chat machine’s lounge club we discuss the Manchester derby, the sadness that’s always present just behind Eddie Howe’s eyes…
Almost a spine: A memorable win for Man United, Liverpool look to reset and Chelsea host Everton
Nov 8, 2018 • 45 min
Hello again. We reflect on a famous victory for humility’s Jose Mourinho and a surprising Steve Bruce-starring sequel to the Turin Shroud as Man United beat Juventus, a grim tunnel experience for Liverpool and Raheem Sterling’s rub of the green in the…
Gary Excels himself: Arsenal hold Liverpool, a poignant win for Leicester and Man City hit six
Nov 5, 2018 • 50 min
Whisper it (like Phil Neville would), but things look like they’re changing for the better at Arsenal. We look back on a pulsating draw with Liverpool at the Emirates, Newcastle finally getting a win and Southampton’s utter calamity of a defensive showing…
Ramble Meets… Mark Chapman
Nov 4, 2018 • 61 min
Mark Chapman is one of the country’s best-loved presenters across both TV, where he fronts Match of the Day 2, and radio, where he is the voice of BBC 5 Live’s sports coverage. The man known to millions across the UK and beyond as ‘Chappers’ talks to Luke…
Surprise Surprise: Carragher vs Neville, Lamps returns to Chelsea and Arsenal host Liverpool
Nov 1, 2018 • 54 min
There have been all kinds of high pitched noises coming out of Monday Night Football this week as Harry Redknapp wades into Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher’s “debate” about exactly how pathetic Spurs may or may not have been in the last 30 years. There’s…
The Icarus Line: Fulham are gubbed, Arsenal suffer a Wengover and Sven rides again
Oct 29, 2018 • 51 min
Fulham prove to be accommodating hosts yet again as they invite Bournemouth in for tea, biscuits and three goals at the Cottage. Arsenal were also good guests as they brought Crystal Palace a couple of penalties at Selhurst Park, with Chris Smalling also…
Hey Joe: Spurs host Man City, Arsenal aim to keep winning and we have Rafa vs Sparky
Oct 25, 2018 • 53 min
Once again we have no choice but to join Pep Guardiola in his giddy reverie after a scintillating Manchester City display in Europe, scratch our heads at Man United’s inability to get to their own stadium and consider whether Rafa Benitez could really…
Sarribrawl: Chelsea vs Man United gets tasty, Spurs impress and Fulham struggle
Oct 22, 2018 • 46 min
What a weekend! Yet more drama at Stamford Bridge, Mike Dean and non-Mike Dean related, the Jurassic Park theme at the Cardiff City Stadium, Jordan Pickford getting the save on and Paul Ince forgetting himself. On top of the this the ball-on-a-plinth…
Ramble Meets…. Professor Chris Brady
Oct 21, 2018 • 50 min
Professor Chris Brady is the Professor of Management Studies and the Director of the Centre for Sports Business at Salford Business School. Prior to that he was Deputy Dean at Cass Business School in the City of London, and is considered a world expert in…
Those Chipolinas: England excite, West Ham host Spurs and Jose Mourinho pops in to see his ex at Stamford Bridge
Oct 18, 2018 • 43 min
Whenever England win convincingly we receive a lot of correspondence that gleefully anticipates the reaction of our dear Marcus Speller. If you’re one of the people who sends us such correspondence; you will not be disappointed. We revel in the victory of…
Tattoo Memories: England draw, Scotland slip up and The Rock get a win
Oct 15, 2018 • 50 min
England played their so called Ghost Game with Croatia and it was so eerie that everyone forgot to score or even really do anything of note. Spain are up next, who don’t look too bothered having just thrashed Wales. There are also Scottish woes, Welsh…
Unplugged: England meet Croatia again, Scotland have a day to seize and Wales host Spain
Oct 11, 2018 • 47 min
The UEFA Nations League returns and Gareth’s Guys prepare to face Croatia behind closed doors with a couple of Marcuses in there. Just don’t get relegated, guys. It’s an exciting and intriguing week as there’s some exciting yoot throughout the…
On The Continent Takeover: Mourinho gets out of jail, Liverpool and City exchange pleasantries and Bournemouth run rampant
Oct 8, 2018 • 59 min
Welcome to a very special episode of The Football Ramble, as On The Continent’s James Horncastle and Andy Brassell step into the breach in Jim and Pete’s absence, looking to bring a bit of European flair to proceedings! Do they succeed? You decide. Expect…
Ramble Meets… Howard Webb
Oct 5, 2018 • 54 min
In this edition of Ramble Meets… Luke talks to former professional referee Howard Webb. They discuss his humble beginnings in the game through to officiating the Champions League and World Cup finals (including THAT De Jong kick). They also find time to…
This foul jamboree: Jurgen vs Pep, Messi’s magic and Warnock’s wardrobe
Oct 4, 2018 • 46 min
We once again ride the Fortnite bus into our favourite sport/dramedy as we look ahead to the most anticipated ding dong of the season so far as Man City visit Anfield (via a new route), Spurs try to compose themselves after doing their best to halt a…
Hot in Herre: The Sturridge Redemption continues, Man United lose, Peter Kenyon returns…
Oct 1, 2018 • 50 min
A big week for the narrative as Man United’s struggles continue at a rejuvenated West Ham, while it’s all smiles at Stamford Bridge as Liverpool and Chelsea give us all hope that we’re in for a treat of a title race. And that’s not all! Dr. Donaldson’s…
Rice and ham: The Man United soap opera continues, West Ham wake up and Chelsea meet Liverpool again
Sep 27, 2018 • 46 min
Drama all over the place as the Jose Mourinho/Paul Pogba power play rumbles on in the press, West Ham give Macclesfield a battering and Phil Foden apparently reveals himself to be the reincarnation of the very-much-alive Andres Iniesta. We also wonder if…
Silly sausages: Burnley gub Bournemouth, Man United struggle at home and King Kev speaks out
Sep 24, 2018 • 54 min
Welcome to your cat’s favourite podcast (all will be revealed inside) in which we bask in the glory of Burnley’s lovely weekend and ponder a future that features Aaron Lennon tearing it up for England. It could happen, shut up. Over at Old Trafford…
Football: Liverpool have a lovely time, Man City not so much and Burnley need to wake up
Sep 20, 2018 • 44 min
A trio of returns to the Ramble headlines for Daniel Sturridge, Tony Blair and Pete’s former pop-punk outfit One Eyed Willy this week, surprising us as much as anyone else. We look back over some delicious Champions League action, improvise a kind of Neil…
Pies in the sky: Liverpool pass the Spurs test, Man United impress and Arsenal vanquish Newcastle
Sep 17, 2018 • 45 min
Hello. Us again. We’re here to dissect another excellent weekend of football, discussing who the Messiest goalkeeper in the league is - it’s not Petr Cech - West Ham’s birthday form and Pete’s trip to The Sports Direct Massive Mugdome. We also make the…
A fruity affair: Big George Weah rides again, Spurs host Liverpool and more pressure for Mourinho
Sep 13, 2018 • 42 min
The Premier League is back after the new-look international break and we’re all fascinated to see if it will be enough to wake up sleepy Harry Kane. There’s much to look forward to: Marcus Rashford hopefully getting a run out, Danny Ings back from a…
Ramble Meets…Michael Owen
Sep 12, 2018 • 29 min
Michael Owen crashed on to the scene in May 1997 in a Premier League game for Liverpool against Wimbledon, and marked it with a goal. Obviously. From then on his career was a whirlwind that involved setting international tournaments alight, a move abroad…
Terrible buses: England fall short, Scotland are undone, and Pete has a bee in his bonnet
Sep 10, 2018 • 49 min
England’s attempts to get the rave on came unstuck against Spain but it doesn’t dampen our enthusiasm for the UEFA Nations League. We get aboard the Fabian Delph hype train, ponder the locations of Gareth Southgate’s waistcoats and generally cut England…
Confusement: The UEFA Nations League begins, England regroup and Denmark make do
Sep 6, 2018 • 47 min
It’s coming home again as England prepare for the inaugural UEFA Nations League campaign, and what a confusing campaign it’ll be if the format is anything to go by. Full disclosure, we’re all for it. If anything it isn’t complicated enough. We talk about…
Happy Gracia: Watford stay perfect, West Ham struggle and Arsenal muddle through
Sep 3, 2018 • 52 min
The sun is shining for Watford as they simultaneously ruffle Spurs’ feathers and give us all a lesson in parenting. At Liverpool, Alisson Becker gives hope of a recall to The Substitute Keeper and Joe Hart knackers himself seeing off Paul Pogba’s silly…
Tom Seluk: Newcastle brace themselves, Watford face a test and Jose Mourinho demands respect
Aug 30, 2018 • 42 min
The Premier League says ta ta, Yaya, as Mr Toure heads off to Greece with a beautifully unnecessary parting dig from his agent, while across Manchester the Aretha Franklin tributes are starting to become a cause for concern at Hotel Mourinho. Elsewhere,…
Ramble Meets…Carlos Carvalhal
Aug 29, 2018 • 55 min
Across a 35-year career in football, Carlos Carvalhal has gone from a no-nonsense centre-half in his native Portugal to managing Swansea in the Premier League, via spells at Sporting, Besiktas and a 2.5 year stint at Sheffield Wednesday in which his side…
Entering the video room: Wolves hold Man City, Arsenal get off the mark, and Richarlison goes for a walk
Aug 27, 2018 • 51 min
Hello everyone! Happy Monday! We’re back in the saddle and ruminating over the weekend’s games, starting with comeback kings Bournemouth and their draw against Everton, followed by a good chinwag about Arsenal’s win over a slow-starting West Ham. Also on…
Engine room: Liverpool host Brighton, Wilshere returns to the Emirates, and Kenedy gets off scot-free
Aug 23, 2018 • 43 min
It’s Thursday so it must be time for another preview show from The Football Ramble! What ho! This time around, we’re casting our eyes across buoyant Brighton’s trip to Anfield - can Chris Hughton’s United-slayers cause another upset? After that we…
Adult diapers: Man United slip up at Brighton, Chelsea and Arsenal duke out a thriller, and Steve McClaren is up to his old tricks
Aug 20, 2018 • 49 min
Here we go again! The Ramble’s back for your aural delectation! To kick us off this week, Manchester United slip up on the south coast much to Brighton’s delight, and Chelsea squeak past a profligate Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Elsewhere in the Premier…
Low percentage: Cardiff host Newcastle, Arsenal face another test, and Fulham head to Spurs
Aug 16, 2018 • 43 min
It’s almost the weekend which means it must be time for yet another preview show! And boy oh boy are there some games to sink our teeth into (there always are to be fair, because that’s how football works). First up, Fulham head to Wembley to face Spurs…
Arterial Routes: Man City and Liverpool off to a flyer, Bielsa’s boys do the business, and willy waving at Wembley
Aug 13, 2018 • 46 min
The Premier League is up and running, and so are Man City and Liverpool - both of whom recorded eye-catching wins against Arsenal and West Ham respectively. Elsewhere there’s chat about a hard day at the office for Fulham, and a look at Wolves’ point…
Jose’s Judgement: United raise the curtain against Leicester, Emery makes his Arsenal bow, and West Ham’s new boys head to Anfield
Aug 9, 2018 • 47 min
It’s the first Preview Show of the season! Huzzah! And what’s more, there’s plenty of football to sink our teeth into. First up, Manchester United host Leicester City at Old Trafford, which will undoubtedly give Jose Mourinho something to moan about.…
School’s back in: Pep and City pick up another trophy, Sarri doesn’t know his size, and Warnock’s back in the big time
Aug 6, 2018 • 50 min
Hello again friends, we’re back and bloody excited for the new season! And there’s plenty to get our teeth into as well - Pep Guardiola’s Man City outwit Chelsea in the Community Shield, but we’re still a way away from the full Sarrification of those…
Ramble Meets…Matt Taylor
Aug 1, 2018 • 47 min
In a football career spanning 19 years and counting, Matt Taylor has just about seen it all. From breaking into Luton Town’s first team as a 17 year old, to achieving promotion to the Premier League twice with Portsmouth and West Ham, he is now a…
Russia, Goodbye: France do it again, the World Cup delights, and in an Mmmbap it’s gone…
Jul 16, 2018 • 53 min
What a delight this World Cup has been! We saddle up in the studio one last time to run the rule over the final, have a warm glance back at England’s performances, our overall highlights and, of course, reveal our pre-tournament predictions. Thanks to…
The Bronze Generation? England’s dream is over and Croatia make history as France await
Jul 12, 2018 • 38 min
The semi-final may have been a game too far for England but what a journey it’s been. Gareth the Lionheart’s young team fell short but gave us memories that we’ll cherish forever. Knighthoods for all! We look back over England’s tournament with fondness,…
Les Bleurgh: France make the final, Belgium sulk and England crosses its fingers
Jul 11, 2018 • 38 min
Well, here we are in uncharted Football Ramble territory, as England prepare for a World Cup semi-final with Croatia. We steel ourselves for the game by way of adventures with Keith Allen in Screw Fix, reminiscence of tournaments past and the fev-o-meter…
Eeeeeeasaaaay: Croatia await England in the semis as Russia bow out with pride
Jul 8, 2018 • 35 min
And on it goes. England guarantee that they’ll play the maximum amount of games in a World Cup by making the semi-final. It’s one of the most surprising things to happen in the time we’ve been doing the podcast and, frankly, we are giddy. There was…
Dare to meme: Belgium oust Brazil, France stride on, England vs Sweden looms…
Jul 7, 2018 • 39 min
Tactical whizz man Roberto Martinez masterminded an impressive win over Brazil as Belgium show what they’re made of, while France continued to do exactly what they need to do, giving the terrifying impression that they’re hiding the true scale of their…
Lions, three of them: England win a shootout as Sweden await…
Jul 4, 2018 • 38 min
Well! We are through the looking glass now, people. England won a penalty shoot out and are into the quarter finals after a yellow card-laden battle against Colombia. All of our aunts are giddy as we try to rap our heads and croaky throats around it.…
Healthy Haraguchi: Heartbreak for Japan, Brazil saunter on and England up next…
Jul 3, 2018 • 32 min
Yet more scenes so unbelievable that we all need to accept that this World Cup is crazy as Belgium come from two down to beat a spirited Japan, with super subs Marouane Fellaini and Nacer Chadli. Prior to the game a hitherto successful psychic octopus was…
Boyoed: Russia stun the world, Croatia scrape through, penalties are everywhere
Jul 2, 2018 • 39 min
Even when this World Cup is bad it’s brilliant! We look back on two games that managed to have very little and absolutely loads going on at once as Russia and Croatia send Spain and Denmark home. Elsewhere there’s advice for Pete’s sunburn, yoghurt themed…
Ladders and Ladders: France thrill, Uruguay impress, Ronaldo and Messi go home
Jul 1, 2018 • 38 min
And so the knockout stages started as well as the group stages promised. An all-time classic from France and Argentina, and a hard-fought Uruguayan victory over Portugal set an incredibly high standard and we say keep it coming. There’s also Pete going on…
2nd’s the best: England draw Colombia, Panama make their mark, heartbreak for Senegal
Jun 29, 2018 • 31 min
So, there’s no football today. It’s so weird. However, nature abhors a vacuum so we’ve got a podcast full of it anyway. We look back over England and Belgium’s strange, somewhat empty battle for top/second spot, Japan’s self-flagellation regarding their…
Write off: Germany crash out, Brazil get it done, England are up…
Jun 28, 2018 • 35 min
Woo hoo! It turns out that very, very occasionally you can write off the Germans, and we at the Football Ramble are happy to embrace this opportunity mere hours before they play FIFA’s third-ranked team. Hubris. Mitro’s on Newcastle United form rather…
German Genie: Argentina scrape through, Peru get their win and Iceland say goodbye
Jun 27, 2018 • 31 min
The dynamic player-management duo of Lionel Messi and a bleedy Javier Mascherano saw Argentina through the group after a scare. Was it ever in doubt? Yes. Yes it was. Alongside this there’s gushing over Croatia, scorn for France and Denmark as they…
The Iran-Rontra Affair: Drama in Group B, consolation for Saudi Arabia and a wake up call for Russia
Jun 26, 2018 • 34 min
We’re back to mash buttons, chat bitrates and harness the power of sexiness! Group B ended in chaotic fashion and we look back on it with fond memories. Farewell, old friend. Glancing further around the tourney we feel for poor Mo Salah, postulate on the…
Hoi Baloy: England hit six, Colombia impress, round three begins…
Jun 25, 2018 • 34 min
Eeeeeeeasay! How about that, eh? We’re still giddy from England’s 6-1 demolition of Panama, a display that was as much a party as it was a football match. No we’re not getting carried away, we’re just loving every moment. We’re on such a high we’re even…
Verdammt: Don’t write off the Germans, respect Sweden and get ready for England…
Jun 24, 2018 • 36 min
Germany are back and almost certainly invincible again. We knew it couldn’t last. You have to respect it though. Damn it you have to respect it. Mexico also kept their Group F party going, having harnessed the power of red meat, and Belgium revealed that…
Drunk on Mitro: Group E gets tasty and Nigeria arrive
Jun 23, 2018 • 33 min
We look back over an entertaining game full of quality and political hand gestures as the Swiss overcome the tough test of Mitro’s Serbia, Neymar’s emotional levee breaks as he opens his account for the tournament, and Nigeria show that there’s more to…
Messy: Argentina ruin everything, France do enough and Peru will be missed
Jun 22, 2018 • 39 min
Marcus’ aunt is particularly giddy today after Argentina’s woeful showing against Croatia, with further dispatches from good old Slappy regarding the sweary reaction to the result over there. There’s also a little reminder that Germany lost to Mexico,…
Happy slaps: Ronaldo scores again, Spain and Uruguay do enough
Jun 21, 2018 • 37 min
Sepp Blatter is here, Luis Suarez is scoring, Pepe’s had a fall… oh it’s a classic already. Mostly. Yesterday was a bit drab actually, but whatever. It may have been a cagey day but we’re still having a lovely old time. We discuss Roy Keane’s change of…
Chapter two: Sadness for Salah, glee for Russia, disappointment from Poland and Colombia
Jun 20, 2018 • 33 min
The first round of games is done and dusted but never fear, the second one has just begun! We delight in Russia’s strange status as both hosts and surprise package, ponder the next moves for Colombia and Poland and look ahead to Cristiano Ronaldo battling…
One down: England start brightly, Belgium do what you’d expect and England are going to win the World Cup
Jun 19, 2018 • 37 min
It’s on! It’s happened! England were good! 1966! Scones! Bank holidays! Still pepped up from the night before, we’ve bounced into the studio to pore over what was a thoroughly enjoyable first game from England. Despite some at times Sassi play from…
Dare to dream: Mexico make waves, Brazil start slow and England are up…
Jun 18, 2018 • 37 min
Viva Mexico! The most World Cup team of all have set our hearts racing with the stand out moment of the tournament so far and we are giddier than a certain Auntie Speller! It wasn’t just Germany who stuttered though, Brazil need to wake up too, while we…
THUNDERCLAP: France start slowly, Iceland shut out Messi and Peru miss a big chance
Jun 17, 2018 • 37 min
We’re in the studio again, even though it’s Sunday, because the World Cup doesn’t stop for anyone. We marvel over Iceland and their warrior-like performance against Argentina, with Rúrik Gíslason getting a lot of attention. From Pete. It’s very intimate.…
Ha’way the lemurs: Ronaldo arrives, Suarez fires blanks and OG heartbreak for Handsome Hervé
Jun 16, 2018 • 36 min
Well! Spain and Portugal treated us to an all time great and we’re still frothing at the mouthes just thinking about it. Cristiano Ronaldo, David De Gea, Diego Costa, that Nacho goal. So many moments. This is what it’s all about. On top of all that…
And we’re off: Russia take charge, Uruguay, Egypt and Group B to come…
Jun 15, 2018 • 34 min
Our excitement - and snack budgets - are off the scale as the World Cup finally begins. There’s discussion of Robbie Williams and his relevance, ITV and their always confusing approach to broadcasting, Russian moustaches, BOTH Ronaldos, the Peruvian…
It’s almost here: England anticipate, big news from Spain and Argentina jet out in style
Jun 13, 2018 • 47 min
Harry Kane talking about England being aggressive, Russia looking to defy their critics, the “hench brutes” of Uruguay, Panama’s hats, Big Herve Renard back where he belongs, Brazil egging Phillipe Coutinho! Mitro on fire! Stickers! It’s almost here! It’s…
A World Cup injury special in association with
Jun 7, 2018 • 52 min
Good news: It’s bonus Ramble time! Injuries. Every World Cup has them. Nobody likes them but they’re simply a part of the game. Sometimes their impact can define a nation’s tournament, while the panic over the loss of a key man can all be for nothing…
Fever to Tell: England get a win, some big guns slip up and ohGodit’snearlytime!
Jun 4, 2018 • 56 min
We can hardly contain our excitement as the WORLD CUP is almost visible in the distance! Gareth Southgate’s heroic England dispatched Nigeria at Wembley, Germany arrogantly leave out Leroy Sane, and Peru’s reinstated hero Paolo Guerrero looks the business…
May acast+ special: World Cup qualifying moments, Chelsea 04/05, and our favourite players growing up
May 30, 2018 • 43 min
Hello again to you, our favourite listeners! Being far more interesting and attractive than those other chumps, you’ve given us licence to talk about our favourite moments from World Cup qualifiers, including a classic involving El Diego, San Martin…
The Football Ramble HISTORY Specials: Beckham kicks Diego Simeone in the 1998 England vs Argentina game
May 29, 2018 • 27 min
David Beckham is not short of iconic moments for England, but perhaps the most memorable and important came when he was sent off against Argentina for kicking out at Diego Simeone in the 1998 World Cup. Here we look back at the story around the incident…
La Decimocertero: Real win three in a row, Fulham and Rotherham up, World Cup fev-o-meter goes into overdrive…
May 28, 2018 • 58 min
So, club football is all but done for another season, and how. We look back at Gareth Bale’s acrobatics, Sergio Ramos’ villainy and Lorius Karius’ tragedy after one of the stranger Champions League finals. We also look at Fulham’s promotion at the expense…
The Football Ramble HISTORY Specials: Zinedine Zidane’s headbutt in the 2006 final
May 25, 2018 • 33 min
Zinedine Zidane. One of the finest players ever to grace the game went into the 2006 World Cup knowing it would be his swan song. We relive the moment he headbutted Italy’s Marco Materazzi and shocked the world in his explosive final game… Search…
Just scar tissue: The Champions League final, the play-offs and Unai in
May 24, 2018 • 54 min
Ooh It’s bidness time! The play-off and Champions League finals are fast approaching and we are excited! We discuss Cristiano’s biological age, Jurgen Klopp up a tree and some beardy, yet entertaining stuff about full backs. Closer to home John Terry…
The Football Ramble HISTORY Specials: Ronaldo’s performance during the 1998 final
May 22, 2018 • 33 min
Drama, intrigue, Stephane Guivarc’h; the 1998 World Cup final had it all, with the mystery surrounding Ronaldo’s omission and subsequent reinstatement to the team the defining factor. He wasn’t himself and it would prove to be a worrying low point for the…
Oh boy: Chelsea win the FA Cup, Mike Ashley gets bolshy, Celtic win another treb
May 21, 2018 • 56 min
We’re back to reflect on what is sure to become known as The Phil Jones final after Chelsea ran out winners against Man United in the FA Cup. It wasn’t the best day for Jose Mourinho. You lose a cup final and you’re labelled a prat… Alongside this is…
The Football Ramble HISTORY Specials: Roberto Baggio’s penalty miss in the 1994 final
May 18, 2018 • 28 min
How we love Roberto Baggio. He was one of the biggest stars on the planet going into USA ’94, and so a memorable tournament was expected. But when looking back at his missed penalty in the final, we remember that was far more to his tournament than that……
$kwadd Fre$hNe$$: The England squad is announced, the FA Cup final looms and Big Sam says goodbye
May 17, 2018 • 49 min
England only need a standard sized jet after Gareth Southgate played it safe and named just 23 players in his World Cup squad but it’s still enough to get us excited for the summer, as are Jason Derulo, the Brazil squad and Sweden. They’ve been stocking…
The Football Ramble HISTORY Specials: Cameroon beat Argentina in the opening match of Italia 90
May 15, 2018 • 29 min
For the first of our HISTORY specials we take a look back at the opening game of Italia ’90, when an unheralded and unknown Cameroon shocked the world by beating the World Cup holders, the Diego Maradona-inspired Argentina… Search ‘Football Ramble’ on…
Piano Man: Wembley hosts a thriller, City hit 100 points and Wenger and Carrick say goodbye
May 14, 2018 • 60 min
Another Premier League season comes to an end! We learn that Pep Guardiola can cut it in England, learn of Alan Shearer’s unorthodox stress relief methods and say our temporary goodbyes to Arsene Wenger, Michael Carrick and probably Antonio Conte.…
Wagner Love: Relegation is settled, City break records and Yaya says “ta ta”
May 10, 2018 • 47 min
Huddersfield and Southampton have ruined our hopes for a dramatic final day relegation scrap but there’s plenty of fun to be had as the Saints finally get the credit they deserve and Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola dish out awards with mixed results, to…
Pert and juicy: Stoke go down, West Brom cling on, Brighton survive…
May 7, 2018 • 59 min
We can confirm that BRIGHTON ARE SAFE! David “The Ferryman” Moyes has also turned West Ham’s season around and rowed it back to shore, and our beloved Roy Hodgson has kept Palace up but elsewhere the relegation scrapes continue. We also learn about Pete’s…
RATS: The Champions League excites, Jose has a favourite and West Ham have work to do
May 3, 2018 • 43 min
As expected, a certain young man won big at Man United’s end of season awards (forever more known as The Scotties), Liverpool shun game management in favour of an absolute thrill ride and we try to keep some narrative going by tipping absolutely everyone…
April acast+ special: Man United’s 2008 Champions League win, great relegation escapes and bleached blond players
Apr 30, 2018 • 46 min
We’re back for another special, produced by you, our favourite listeners. We are mere conduits for your suggestions, and those suggestions are: Man United’s drama filled 2008 Champions League victory! Last day relegation escapes! Players with bleached…
More dustbin hearts: United say goodbye to Wenger, Southampton get a crucial win and Big Sam takes flak
Apr 30, 2018 • 59 min
Pete returns from his American adventure, unable to work the production buttons, and to find that despite recent events Arsenal’s scriptwriters are as lazy as ever, Mark Hughes is earning his handshakes and it could well be the End of Days for some…
Salahbrate: Liverpool dominate Roma, Wenger heads to Old Trafford and Wilf Zaha speaks out
Apr 26, 2018 • 49 min
Liverpool dazzled us all in the Champions League but what will happen when their unstoppable force meets the immovable object of Paul Lambert? We can but wait and see. While we wait we chat more about Big Weng’s plans for the future, are surprised by a…
Stoke the Musical: Arsene Wenger bids us adieu, Man United and Chelsea head back to Wembley and Sunderland go down
Apr 23, 2018 • 51 min
The day we thought would never arrive is finally here, as Arsene Wenger announces that he’s leaving Arsenal and we pay our respects through tears, in one case at least. Merci, Big Weng. Over at Wembley Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte schedule a meeting in…
Chillax: FA Cup semi-finals loom, Burnley smell blood and Zlatan breaks America
Apr 19, 2018 • 50 min
We focus our dustbin hearts on perceptions of Paul Pogba, Arsenal’s potential summer of chaos and this weekend’s forthcoming Mike Dean Festival, bizarrely billed as Stoke vs Burnley. As well as all that we cast our minds back to Louis Van Gaal’s FA Cup…
Flannels: United hand City the title, Southampton struggle and Wolves seal promotion
Apr 16, 2018 • 55 min
What a sparkling end to a vintage title race! We look back over West Brom winning the title at Old Trafford (for Man City), Southampton’s latest indignity and Thierry Henry’s sparkling beard oil. Elsewhere there’s Mike Dean at the World Cup, a glittering…
In bins: The Champions League explodes, Harry Kane gets his goal and Mic Drop Mick’s had enough
Apr 12, 2018 • 41 min
We delight in a seismic week of football where Gigi Buffon lets his emotions get the better of him, agent of chaos Sergio Ramos excels himself and Pep Guardiola resorts to using doubles in a bid to save Man City’s season. Alongside this there’s a…
Respect the dogs: United make City wait, Big Sam causes unrest and Napoli get us giddy
Apr 9, 2018 • 52 min
We’re back from Naples and though pieces of us will remain there forever we’ve raced into the studio to bring you our wares. There are mentions for Big Sam’s pyjamas, Hatem Ben Arfa’s year in the cupboard and, of course, dogs. As if that isn’t enough…
Michel Vroom: Liverpool brush City aside, Everton brace themselves and Man United look to put next door’s party on hold
Apr 5, 2018 • 43 min
Liverpool get us all giddy after their scintillating display against a rattled Man City, Mick McCarthy weighs up whether he can be bothered with the West Brom job and there’s something about Aleksandar Mitrovic stealing time. As well as all this Marcus…
Taxi for Pards: Alan leaves West Brom, Spurs win the Battle of the Bridge and Zlatan steals the show
Apr 2, 2018 • 53 min
Happy Easter you lot! We drag ourselves to the studio even on a Bank Holiday to bring you news of Alan Pardew’s departure from West Brom, David Wagner’s relaxed attitude towards the relegation battle and Man City preparing their championship champagne.…
Steak and Barry pie: England march on, the Premier League returns and Carlos Tevez continues his reign of terror
Mar 29, 2018 • 44 min
England’s 1-1 draw was so promising that known misog Pete Donaldson is getting excited, even if he does also treble down on a pre-existing gripe. To temper this excitement Aleksandar Mitrovic remains aflame, Carlos Tevez continues his exemplary…
March acast+ special: Blackburn Rovers, Sheffield United vs Carlos Tevez and the transfer window
Mar 28, 2018 • 44 min
Hello our favourite listeners! We’re here again to run through some more of your requests. In doing so we cast our minds back to Blackburn Rovers’ title win of 1995, the Carlos Tevez/Sheffield United saga - which one of our number is particularly happy to…
The milk sweats: England crush the Dutch, Scotland look to the future and Ronaldo puffs out his chest
Mar 26, 2018 • 52 min
England took on the Netherlands and gave us reasons to make noises, get excited about the World Cup and talk about Bas Dost, three things that are frankly long overdue. Discover our joy as we use phrases like “distribution”, “versatile” and “got a big…
Walter Tull: Profile of a Pioneer
Mar 23, 2018 • 10 min
100 years ago this weekend, Walter Tull was killed in action in the First World War. While not a name that immediately springs to mind when we think of the people that influenced our game the most over the years, Tull was a pioneer. We first profiled him…
Good Dog, Mad Dog: England prepare to face the Netherlands, Germany take on Spain and Gareth Bale coins it in for Wales
Mar 22, 2018 • 49 min
Richard E Grant, Starbucks, “adult“ Froobs… it’s international week so things get weird quickly! We discuss England’s goalkeeping situation and nutrition plans, there’s a birthday wished for a Ramble (Speller) favourite and musings on Spain’s twin…
Salah Days: Mo shines for Liverpool, Mourinho sulks in victory and the England squad… inspires.
Mar 19, 2018 • 53 min
Sadly the FA Cup delivered no cupsets but we still enjoyed it, certainly more than Luke Shaw will have after another dressing down from Jose Mourinho, Mo Salah excites us into thinking he may be the greatest human in history and Newcastle get in a…
Sans Pellegrino: Man United and Chelsea out of Europe, FA Cup action and Hughes in at Southampton
Mar 15, 2018 • 43 min
Man United are out of Europe but according to Jose Mourinho it’s happened before and it’ll happen again so it’s fine, Lionel Messi gives Chelsea the run around in Spain and down the road Leicester watch on with interest ahead of their FA Cup quarter…
You can’t go home again: Chaos at West Ham, Jose Mourinho blunts Liverpool and Newcastle gain momentum
Mar 12, 2018 • 50 min
Another chaotic week at West Ham as they took on both Burnley and themselves, Man United did some very interesting things to Jurgen Klopp’s face and Marcus continues to fill the England plane to the point where aviation laws are surely being recklessly…
Raucous but peaceful: Spurs exit the Champions League, Liverpool visit Old Trafford and the relegation battle heats up
Mar 8, 2018 • 46 min
Juventus and their sentient statue Giorgio Chiellini bring Spurs’ Champions League dream to an end, Aleksandar Mitrovic rubs further salt into Geordie wounds and there are rumbles of discontent at West Ham. Again. Furthermore there’s a welcome return for…
The Football Ramble Shredder: Shred Harder
Mar 6, 2018 • 27 min
Dear Listeners, Once again we want to show some love to the many of you who send in your correspondence. In this special you’ll hear us discuss a potentially dark twist in the future of VAR, fake warmth (the scourge of League Two) and what football can…
Big Sam and The Drifters: Swansea march on, Chelsea clam up at Man City and Arsenal’s woes continue…
Mar 5, 2018 • 53 min
The lining of Carlos Carvalhal’s jacket inspires his rejuvenated Swans to victory over generous West Ham, Arsenal’s holograms at least manage consistency and Antonio Conte simply doesn’t seem that fussed. Alongside all this, Garth Crooks attacks science,…
Rafael the Gaffael: Spurs win in the Wembley snow, fears for Chelsea as they visit the Etihad and Liverpool vs Newcastle promises goals…
Mar 1, 2018 • 43 min
Both snow and goals fell heavily at Wembley as Spurs march on in the FA Cup, Burnley and Everton brick up their nets and scoff at the very idea of something as fancy as scoring, while the lucky boys of Liverpool look forward to a visit from Newcastle.…
February acast+ Special: O’Leary’s Leeds, our favourite goals and Champions League winning players
Feb 27, 2018 • 51 min
We asked you for your suggestions of what kind of specials you’d like us to make and you responded. The system works! In this show, curated by *you* the acast+ subscriber, we cover the following: - The ups and downs of Leeds United under David O’Leary,…
Play Up Pompeii: Man City win the Carabao Cup, Jose Mourinho gets one over on Antonio Conte and Alan Pardew needs to get busy
Feb 26, 2018 • 52 min
Pep Guardiola gets his first trophy as Man City manager, inspires another dissection of Arsenal and is accused of harbouring a fugitive all at once, while Jose Mourinho emerges victorious in a rare on-pitch ding dong with Antonio Conte, and down at The…
Sol Campbell is COMPLETELY NORMAL: Wigan shock Man City again, Man United and Chelsea face off and Liverpool look to march on…
Feb 22, 2018 • 45 min
The FA Cup has delivered again, as just when it looked like Man City might win everything, up stepped Wigan, and then for some reason Peter Reid. Composing ourselves after this development we look ahead to the Carabao Cup Final, look back at Pete’s red…
Little Earthquakes: Rochdale hold Spurs, West Brom suffer after Taxigate and Man United fall afoul of VAR
Feb 19, 2018 • 50 min
This week brings wonderful drama from the FA Cup courtesy of Rochdale and their manager Keith Hill, a man who in a way is all of our dads, Carlos Carvalhal distracts from a goalless draw with some welcome Police Academy chat and in The Championship Mimin’…
WikiPetes: Man City and Liverpool break records in Europe, Carvalhal returns to Sheffield and Wigan look for another FA Cup upset
Feb 15, 2018 • 44 min
After a time getting acquainted with Claude Puel’s radiator Riyad Mahrez is ready for FA Cup action, as are Spurs as they head to Rochdale’s obstacle course of a pitch, and Man United hope to cause an upset by finding a way past Huddersfield. There are…
Outspent by Wrexham: The North London derby, victorious Newcastle and penalty drama at Stoke
Feb 12, 2018 • 53 min
This show features that rarest of beasts; a happy Pete Donaldson, giddy from a Newcastle win and a mutant chicken binge. Not only that, we have the North London Derby, chaos between Stoke and Brighton and more importantly, a penis being seen. If that…
The Windsor Knot - a royal wedding podcast
Feb 10, 2018 • 2 min
Hullo! Just your boy Petey Donaldson with a little weekend mention of a new podcast I’m working on. The subject matter is undoubtedly a bit of a swerve, but isn’t variety the spice of life? Spoiler: Spice is also the spice of life. Each Wednesday, Joe…
Never kiss a man’s hat
Feb 8, 2018 • 42 min
The North London Derby looms and will be particularly interesting as diving has now officially been declared fine, Ederson eases Man City’s injury crisis by reinventing himself as a midfielder and David Moyes gets a cheerleader in the form of fun-time…
Feb 5, 2018 • 48 min
Jurgen Klopp pops his top at Anfield after more referee related grievances (but luckily Pete’s devised a novel way to improve them once and for all), Arsenal roar back into the title race and the relegation scrap stays determinedly tight. Elsewhere…
100 Broken Windows
Feb 1, 2018 • 45 min
As another transfer window slams dramatically and confusingly shut we do our best to assess who has done well and what Arsenal were actually planning, Dele Alli shows all the signs of following in the footsteps of many an England great at the World Cup…
The Football Ramble Meets… Tony Cascarino
Jan 31, 2018 • 46 min
For this month’s acast+ special, Marcus spent some time with former Chelsea, Olympique Marseille and Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino. Tony talks frankly and engagingly about a career that spanned 20 years, taking in a long stint in France and…
Newcastle United: The Mike Ashley Years
Jan 30, 2018 • 35 min
And there you were thinking there’d be no action at St James’s Park on Transfer Deadline Day! As promised in the 12 Rambles of Christmas we’re back to shine a light on Mike Ashley’s reign of errors at Newcastle United, courtesy of competition winner Matt…
Having a giraffe
Jan 29, 2018 • 51 min
The FA Cup rolls on with a delightful cameo from Shola Ameobi, West Ham fans get angry and we hear more tales of humility from Man of the People Carlos Tevez. Elsewhere Mick McCarthy turns a phrase, Leeds get lost in translation and Marcus gets his hope…
NEW! Wrestle Me promo!
Jan 26, 2018 • 1 min
From the team that brought you The Football Ramble comes the brand new podcast, Wrestle Me! Part of the Radio Stakhanov podcast network, Wrestle Me features award-winning comedy writer Marc Haynes and Hartlepool’s third favourite son, the piano buying,…
Marcus Smeller
Jan 25, 2018 • 45 min
It’s FA Cup weekend again and Marcus’ soothsmelling nose sniffs a cup upset, the Class of ’92 make some noise to check that nobody has forgotten they were really good and as usual there’s plenty of weasel chat. As we further survey the footballing land we…
Liberal with the widdle
Jan 22, 2018 • 55 min
An eventful show as Watford engage in their traditional managerial sacking, Man United and Arsenal engage in the lesser-spotted swap deal and Chelsea for some reason continue their attempts to create a basketball team. And there’s more! Marcus has a new…
Earthworm Sean
Jan 19, 2018 • 54 min
Marcus returns from Argentina and even beef lag can’t keep him down, especially not when there’s talk of Andy Carroll moving to Chelsea, the criminal investigations of the Mayor of Liverpool and a gob full of worms to chew over. So to speak. On top of all…
Storry sleemps to beef the hardgest worbd
Jan 15, 2018 • 55 min
Wow! Liverpool vindicate one of Moorestradamus’ recent visions with a narrative-shredding performance at Anfield, the bottom end of the table heats up as the Pardew Bounce finally arrives and the Crosthwaite family of SW6 make life difficult for Chelsea.…
This bird bath was opened by Linford Grimes
Jan 12, 2018 • 43 min
Bristol City provide the gifs that keep on giffing after their narrowbao Carabao Cup defeat to Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal play second fiddle to the VAR narrative because they managed to play a game in which nothing happened and we look ahead to what is…
Forest fire
Jan 8, 2018 • 58 min
The 3rd round of the FA Cup doesn’t disappoint as it features upsets, wonder goals and gallon upon gallon of claret. We dissect Arsenal’s fey misanthropes, bask in the glory of how good Virgil Van Dijk is when he’s trying and say “thanks for the memories”…
Access to the Groove
Jan 5, 2018 • 48 min
Arsene Wenger’s crusade against referees continues as he blows his top following a pulsating draw with Chelsea, Swansea and Spurs overcome a Bible-level flood event and the fun keeps coming as FA Cup weekend kicks off with the Merseyside derby. BUT…
Schrodinger’s Klopp
Jan 2, 2018 • 53 min
We’re back in a brand new year and there has been sooo much football. The Mark Hughes fuse looks close to blowing, Liverpool get good at dragging games over the line while their players head off to awards ceremonies and Manchester United come under siege…
Alan Shorn
Dec 29, 2017 • 48 min
Hello! It’s that weird week between Christmas and new year where nobody knows what day it is but it’s fine because there’s loads of football, and about football we chat. There’s Harry Kane’s magnificent calendar year, Yaya Toure’s annual wheeling out in…
The Football Ramble Meets… James Montague
Dec 27, 2017 • 68 min
James Montague is not your average football writer. From the Middle East to North Korea and just about everywhere in between, he has traveled around the world attempting to understand politics and culture through the prism of football. Whether he’s…
12RofC No.1: Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo
Dec 24, 2017 • 32 min
At the top spot on our list, it’s the two greatest players to have ever lived. It would be fantastic had just one of these men come along at the same time as The Football Ramble, but to have not one but two, both seemingly vying for that right to occupy…
12RofC No.2: The End of the Alex Ferguson Era
Dec 23, 2017 • 31 min
Potentially the greatest club manager to have ever walked the Earth, Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 after 26 years and an astonishing 38 trophies at the helm of Manchester United. What followed was chaos as the sublime turned into the ridiculous and…
12RofC No.3: Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona
Dec 22, 2017 • 27 min
Arguably the greatest club side we’ve ever seen, Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona were the team that swept aside all before them, playing an irresistible blend of attacking, possession-based football while doing so. Using tactics and application that are still…
Fog flares
Dec 22, 2017 • 47 min
As yuletide approaches we discuss Bristol City’s EFL Cup win over Man United and Lee Johnson’s sadly redundant and expensive wine, Swansea running around like headless swans, whether a swan could deck an eagle and Arsenal plotting the revenge of the fifth…
12RofC No.4: The Demise of Sepp Blatter & FIFA
Dec 21, 2017 • 29 min
In 2015, the wheels finally fell off Sepp Blatter’s corrupt FIFA vehicle, an event that was celebrated far and wide by just about every football fan. What followed was a delicious blend of chaos and ridicule. In number four on our countdown, we pick over…
12RofC No.5: Spain’s Era of Dominance
Dec 20, 2017 • 31 min
No international team has typified the last ten years of football better than Spain and their three trophies in a row between 2008 and 2012. With a group of all-time great players such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Xabi Alonso, Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos,…
12RofC No.6: The Cult of Jose Mourinho
Dec 19, 2017 • 31 min
No manager has quite had the impact on football since 2007, both on and off the field, of Jose Mourinho. Even when not managing in England his shadow has always loomed large, and his time at the helm of two of the Premier League’s most successful clubs in…
Heads or tails
Dec 18, 2017 • 45 min
Pete’s uncouth army roll into North London and leave with nothing, Man City do their thing against Spurs but there’s a surprising consolation for Mousa Dembele and David Moyes continues the renaissance not a single person doubted was coming. As well as…
12RofC No.7: Leicester City win the Premier League in 2016
Dec 18, 2017 • 25 min
Well, this one was always likely to be in there somewhere wasn’t it! 18 months on from that incredible season in which Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester City side upset the apple cart in a huge way, we chew over the fall out, reminisce about covering their…
12RofC No.8: Brazil 1-7 Germany
Dec 17, 2017 • 30 min
Without a doubt the biggest single result to occur during our time broadcasting, Brazil’s humbling by Germany on their own patch in the semi-final stage of the first World Cup they’d held for 64 years was a genuine jaw-dropper. In number eight on our…
12RofC No.9: Man City Win Their First Premier League Title in 2012
Dec 16, 2017 • 28 min
After big investment, the other half of Manchester had high hopes and big intentions of dining at football’s top table but they knew they needed a league title win under their belts first. In 2012 they finally got their hands on it. From the 6-1 defeat of…
12RofC No.10: Portsmouth Win the FA Cup in 2008
Dec 15, 2017 • 27 min
After the depression of yesterday, here’s something positive to bounce back with and yes this is Luke writing these synopses. Portsmouth triumphed gloriously in the FA Cup in 2007/08, laying to waste everyone in their path including a pathetic iteration…
Tunnel vision
Dec 15, 2017 • 47 min
It’s still kicking off in that tunnel even ages after it actually kicked off in the tunnel as Man City’s continuing excellence makes Jose Mourinho get snippy, Mike Ashley and Amanda Staveley continue to thrash out Newcastle’s future and we see the welcome…
12RofC No.11: England Fail to Qualify for Euro 2008
Dec 14, 2017 • 23 min
In at number 11 in our countdown is Steve McClaren and England’s ill-fated attempt at qualifying for Euro 2008. New in the job, Steve was tasked with giving England their English identity back after Sven-Goran Eriksson, the first foreigner to hold the…
12RofC No.12: The First African World Cup is held in South Africa in 2010
Dec 13, 2017 • 34 min
The first of our countdown of the biggest moments, themes and events of the last ten years comes in the shape of World Cup 2010. The first tournament of its kind ever to be held in Africa, the world was treated to vuvuzelas, Bafana Bafana, yet another…
The Great Ruckus of Old Trafford
Dec 11, 2017 • 55 min
Derbies galore as Man City take their noisy neighbours tag very seriously and wind up Jose Mourinho, only partially by beating his team, Big Sam hits the ground grinning and West Ham do a number on Chelsea. If that isn’t enough - and it’s not as there’s…
Apologies to the Queen May
Dec 8, 2017 • 46 min
This time around we chat about some geologically scintillating stuff from Liverpool ahead of Everton’s visit to Anfield on Sunday, a fixture so important that Sam “My Own Man” Allardyce has turned down a free trip to Cyprus to prepare. Cut out this line…
Semis, at least…
Dec 4, 2017 • 60 min
We’re back once again, not unlike the renegade master, to discuss a frankly superb goalkeeping performance from David De Gea, wobbly yet winny Man City, some immediate big licks from Big Sam and a ruddy WORLD CUP DRAW! It’s about to get real. On top of…
Kurt Zouma and The Zoumalators
Dec 1, 2017 • 43 min
Big Sam Allardyce and Alan Pardew returning to the fold in the same week? What a Ramble bonanza/sign of just how many chances these particular British managers get. Big Sam at least gets a warm welcome to Goodison Park after Wayne Rooney’s midweektacular…
The Football Ramble Meets… Clive Tyldesley
Nov 30, 2017 • 49 min
This month, Marcus spent time with Clive Tyldesley, who’s entering his 20th year as ITV’s senior football commentator. A veteran broadcaster of five World Cups and four European Championships, Clive is familiar to millions as the voice of England games on…
Quango Unchained
Nov 27, 2017 • 48 min
Gary Megson displays some gigantic cojones after steering West Brom to a draw against Spurs at Wembley Hart Lane, a lightning powered footballer emerges onto the scene to lead England’s future and Everton continue their league wide benevolence. On top of…
Heirloom Tomatoes
Nov 24, 2017 • 41 min
We wait with bated breath for West Brom to announce Alan ‘Party Pards’ Pardew as their new boss so the season can truly begin. How we’ve missed him. How three of us have missed him. It’s not all bad news for Hartlepool’s favourite son though as the…
The Managerial Meggy-go-round
Nov 20, 2017 • 47 min
The managerial merry-go-round is either working perfectly or completely broken depending on who you are. Tony Pulis leaves us for the time being, while fed up of enjoying life, Chris Coleman takes the Sunderland job, possibly regretting it already. As…
Donaldson Slams Cricket
Nov 17, 2017 • 43 min
Even though they were just friendlies England have got us all worked up about the World Cup again as we chat about the draw, groups of death and a long-needed alternative England band. There are also fireworks in Peru, a far-from-perfect hat trick in…
Pods from the Big Chair
Nov 13, 2017 • 53 min
There have been so many international fixtures it’s as if it’s all building up to some kind of World’s Fair of football. There have been 0-0 thrillers, heartbreak for Northern Ireland, the glorious sight of Herve Renard and his lucky shirt and Australia…
Spice up your life
Nov 10, 2017 • 50 min
It’s international week and England’s innovative conceptual interpretation of a squad prepare to batter known melts Germany and Brazil. There’s also a whole host of football from elsewhere, potential revisionism regarding one David Moyes, urinal…
The Football Ramble Shredder: 1
Nov 9, 2017 • 26 min
Here at Ramble HQ we get a huge amount of emails and don’t always have the time to get through them all on our two regular weekly shows. So, to that end, please welcome The Football Ramble Shredder! In this special ep, we trawl through as many of your…
West Ham: Ragnorak
Nov 6, 2017 • 53 min
West Ham kindly sacked Slaven Bilic before we recorded this time around enabling us to go to town on the Hammers, including Andy Carroll’s fairly robust advice for the fans. Elsewhere there’s time for more handshake drama, the joy of bendy headers…
John Fantastic and The Ramblers
Nov 3, 2017 • 45 min
A frothy show as we enjoy the exploits of Spurs and young Harry Billy Winks, the lines on Pep Guardiola’s forehead visibly smooth out as he enjoys life and lusts after defeated Napoli and Antonio Conte wonders what the point of it all is. Elsewhere Roy…
Under the fingernails of football
Oct 30, 2017 • 56 min
Joe Hart is despondent, and we mean really despondent, after West Ham conceded a 97th minute equaliser to Big Roy and his boys. Basically everyone is fuming with professional-headerer Michail Antonio but not us! Not us, no! We are delighted for the drama…
The Football Ramble Meets… Chris Kirkland
Oct 27, 2017 • 47 min
In this month’s acast+ special, Luke talks to ex-England goalkeeper Chris Kirkland. At just 20, Chris became the most expensive goalkeeper in British transfer history signing for Liverpool, the club he supports, from Coventry, the club he grew up at, for…
Ooh, Southampton Friend
Oct 27, 2017 • 48 min
There’s trouble in paradise in hit drama Wembley Lane as we see evidence of a new BFF in Dele Alli’s life, Diego Maradona’s trip to London continues with lots of fun and immaculate timekeeping, while Mark Noble gets generous with his kit with mixed…
Harry The Bruce
Oct 23, 2017 • 60 min
Frankly, if you’re Dejan Lovren you should probably swerve this one. Poor guy. We look at Spurs getting cosy at Wembley and a doozy at Goodison Park where poor old Ronald Koeman’s Everton once again failed to set an example. Elsewhere a Premier League…
Circus for sale
Oct 20, 2017 • 45 min
We maraud across football like David Luiz marauds across a football pitch, with Big Sam heading Stateside, Leicester getting bored and hitting their panic button and Sadio Mane getting a distressing new fitness regime. And we may also be witnessing the…
Dusty Ballbag
Oct 16, 2017 • 58 min
As a weird dust cloud floats over Ramble HQ we lose ourselves over Roy Hodgson shuffling Crystal Palace into life, Man City playing the best football in all of recorded history ever and recoil at news of an interesting portrait Pete owns. There also digs…
Skeletons and closets
Oct 13, 2017 • 60 min
Football! Everywhere! There’s World Cup qualification drama, the Premier League diving straight back in with Liverpool vs Man United and… David Moyes. Ah well. As well as all that there’s an update on Stuart Pearce’s toilet habits, Humble Mike Dean and an…
The Heaton’s On
Oct 9, 2017 • 55 min
This week we continue our deeply-held passion for international football and discuss what merry old England do now qualification is assured, how Scotland get over their ‘genetic problems’ and confusing permutations elsewhere in the world. As if that isn’t…
A bulldog sipping tea from a bowler hat
Oct 6, 2017 • 53 min
It’s a crunch international break and Ramble HQ is stricken with World Cup fever, though there’s bad news for Joe Hart and an exciting endorsement from Pete Donaldson, who yet again forgets where the email section is supposed to be. The boys also find…
Because you’re worth it
Oct 2, 2017 • 61 min
Our favourite Northern prince returns from the Far East to much fanfare (most of which is warranted, we suppose), the Champions League is dished out early and we hear of Pep’s dedication to team spirit. Also, Crystal Palace’s fans take a novel approach to…
Roys ‘R’ Us
Sep 29, 2017 • 45 min
Diego Costa has a lovely time parading himself around Atletico’s shiny new stadium before Chelsea get one over on him, there’s a striker crisis for Crystal Palace as they have no fit strikers (apart from the fit striker they have) and we conclude that…
The Football Ramble Meets… Carolyn Radford
Sep 26, 2017 • 40 min
Carolyn Radford is the Chief Executive Officer of Mansfield Town and currently one of only two female CEOs in professional football. She accepted the position at Mansfield Town at the age of just 29, becoming the youngest football executive in the country…
Fat Bribes
Sep 25, 2017 • 59 min
Liverpool’s whirlwind approach to how to play the game continues apace, we marvel as Wayne Rooney turns into the Terminator in front of our very eyes and we also find out how Brendan Rodgers is (clue: he’s ok). Elsewhere Ghana force their way into the…
What would your dad think?
Sep 22, 2017 • 46 min
Spurs take some pressure off Arsenal with an embarrassing video, Jurgen Klopp’s defence continues to wobble and Jose Mourinho is intent on destroying the Carabao Cup. As if that isn’t enough there are David Seaman decoys, further incongruous unveiling and…
Come Down to the Algarve
Sep 18, 2017 • 57 min
The boys take much delight in Luke having his backside burned in the hot seat, Arsenal manage to not disgrace themselves on the TV away from home and Marcus will not let up on his fantasy of going on holiday with Ronald Koeman, despite his recent run of…
Hornet in the Wind
Sep 15, 2017 • 53 min
Get ready for a bumper edition of football strangeness this week as Andre Villas-Boas brings forth a contender for best conspiracy theory ever, we hear of some confusingly sporting behaviour from Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo, and bear witness to a punchy…
Sep 11, 2017 • 59 min
Frank de Boer’s time at Crystal Palace is no de moer, Chris Sutton defends the honour of Sadio Mane’s flying boot and even Mark Hughes thinks this whole handshake thing is getting a bit silly. Elsewhere Jose Mourinho’s fashion sense is starting to come…
The Football Ramble. DG.
Sep 8, 2017 • 46 min
We open the show with talk of exciting opportunities for John Motson as he retires from the BBC, digs from Jamie Vardy and the rumble of yet more planes overhead. ALREADY. Meanwhile we also gain some insight into West Ham’s behind the scenes omnishambles…
Chris Sutton: Origins
Sep 4, 2017 • 54 min
It’s international week and England are almost in Russia, Wales and Northern Ireland continue to impress and Ruud Gullit keeps causing trouble with his camera. Elsewhere we reminisce about Pete the zookeeper, Sergio Ramos gets a surprise and we hear from…
Probably the Best of The Peatles
Aug 31, 2017 • 43 min
International week is upon us and we have cameos from our beloved D-Beck, a resurgent David Villa and the ever-bubbling Sergio Ramos. Elsewhere there are notes from an elite meeting of managerial minds and a very creative application of one of the most…
The Football Ramble Meets… Kevin Gallacher
Aug 31, 2017 • 54 min
August’s Ramble Meets… sees Marcus catch up with ex-Blackburn and Scotland forward and all-round good egg Kevin Gallacher. A veteran of three international tournaments, Kevin is also a Premier League title winner with Blackburn and was Bobby Robson’s…
Meat Fighter 2: Nottingham Edition
Aug 28, 2017 • 59 min
Mike Dean reminds us all who this is really about, the Pulis Derby provides the usual fireworks - off the pitch, obviously - and there’s more of the same from Arsenal. It really is getting much harder to know what to say about them. On top of that there…
Bye-Bye, Mr American Pie
Aug 25, 2017 • 48 min
England’s Wayne Rooney is now simply Wayne Rooney once more, Benjamin Mendy takes some time to settle into the parking regulations of his new surroundings and Jurgen Klopp turns it up to 11. Heavy metal football! If that isn’t enough we also hear of a…
On The Continent: Away We Go!
Aug 23, 2017 • 51 min
Behold, the brand new European football show from The Football Ramble! In the inaugural episode of On The Continent Marcus, Luke, James and Andy dissect the ramifications of Neymar’s move to PSG and what it means for an increasingly shambolic Barcelona.…
Oh Jesé You’re So Fine
Aug 21, 2017 • 55 min
This week Chelsea drum up a win at the Home of Spurs, Man United continue to maraud under Mourinho and there’s the usual stuff like coincidental code words and aggressive US based printer issues. Seriously Trey, can you hand these out for me please? Woo!…
Aug 18, 2017 • 55 min
This week we get a welcome breath of fresh air in the Champions League as Brendan Rodgers rolls into town to run his mouth all over Liverpool’s win in Hoffenheim, we visit Stoke’s last chance saloon and Steve Claridge is still, well, Steve Claridge. We…
On The Continent Trailer 2017/18
Aug 17, 2017 • 1 min
***TO SUBSCRIBE TO ON THE CONTINENT, SEARCH ‘ON THE CONTINENT’ IN ITUNES OR WHEREVER YOU GET YOUR PODS*** The Football Ramble are proud to bring you On The Continent, a comprehensive look at the biggest headlines from European football every Wednesday.…
Stamford Bridge is Falling Down
Aug 14, 2017 • 56 min
Well, what a start to the Premier League that was! The boys get stuck in to all the big stories from the opening weekend in the top flight, a league which seems to have its heart set on getting more and more ridiculous as the seasons go on. There’s also…
Hellas Boring
Aug 11, 2017 • 48 min
Let’s be honest, last season was great and all but it just isn’t the same without our beloved Newcastle United. And now The Entertainers are back and already providing us with plenty of fun, albeit this time with just a touch more thrift. On top of that…
The Totally Total Show
Aug 7, 2017 • 55 min
We’re back! Clearly! After a summer bare of football but smothered in madness we discuss the glittering showpiece magic of the Community Shield, the new ABBA penalty system and once again struggle to catch up with what represents value in the transfer…
The Football Ramble 2017/18 Trailer
Jul 31, 2017 • 0 min
The Football Ramble is back on Monday 7th August! Join Marcus, Luke, Jim and Pete twice a week throughout the 2017/18 season as they pore over all the drama, all the thrills and spills and all the bizarre behaviour of Mr Pete Donaldson, who we’ve spent…
The Football Ramble Meets… Jim White
Jul 31, 2017 • 59 min
Known most widely for his fronting of Transfer Deadline Day on Sky Sports News, Jim White doesn’t just read an autocue on the TV, he’s a journalist and broadcaster of immense experience and skill. In The Football Ramble’s latest Acast+ special, Luke…
The Football Ramble Meets… Mark Chapman
Jun 28, 2017 • 62 min
Mark Chapman is one of the country’s best-loved presenters across both TV, where he fronts Match of the Day 2, and radio, where he is the voice of BBC 5 Live’s sports coverage. In this month’s acast+ special, the man known to millions across the UK and…
Hala Ramble!
Jun 5, 2017 • 62 min
Hola! It’s our final show of the season and Real Madrid dominated it as much as they’ve dominated everything else this season. Scotland sound brave ahead of their World Cup qualifier with minnows England and there are wicked whispers about potential…
Preview Show: 2nd June 2017
Jun 1, 2017 • 52 min
This week on the final preview show of the season, the boys look forward to what’s sure to be a great Champions League Final, suggest what Tom Cruise can bring to the occasion and find time to mention the latest transfer rumours. There’s also some…
The Hilario Sequence
May 29, 2017 • 59 min
Arsenal won the FA Cup! Ha! Brilliant. The game is relived with varying degrees of enthusiasm, as is the play off final, which was frankly another one in the eye for British managers. On top of this there are cup wins from all over the place, we discover…
Preview Show: 26th May 2017
May 25, 2017 • 55 min
Hello! We’re back to examine Man United’s pragmatic Europa League victory, a look ahead to the FA Cup and some play off finals! It’s some sort of bonanza. Elsewhere we examine some of Britain’s finest henges, hear a heartwarming tale about Ray Wilkins but…
As the seasons roll on by…
May 22, 2017 • 65 min
The Premier League is over for another season and somehow it’s all about John Terry. There are play offs, leagues wrapping up all over Europe and our predictions for the season, made way back in August, are revealed. Elsewhere, invincibility pills and a…
Premier League Preview Show: 19th May 2017
May 18, 2017 • 50 min
We look ahead to the final weekend of Premier League football. Will we see some drama? There’s the race for 8th, prize money issues and potential play off permutations. Elsewhere more of Jose’s petulance, castle location chat and Edmonds is back. Stupid…
May 15, 2017 • 60 min
It’s party time for Chelsea as they’re crowned champions and Diego Costa learns the perils of pouring carbonated liquids into his own eyes. Odd that he needed to. Elsewhere a career high for Big Sam, Jose whinging on again, and lovely scenes in the play…
Premier League Preview Show: 12th May 2017
May 11, 2017 • 45 min
The little hairy boy is back! We chat Champions League, hear a “fascinating” “anecdote” about The Beano and cower at the calamity that may be happening under Crystal Palace. Elsewhere we look ahead to the last game at White Hart Lane, hear of Sean Dyche’s…
Peter Cheque
May 8, 2017 • 52 min
This week we’re expanding our horizons by making sitcom pitches and marveling as Sunderland go down in sulky flames and try to bring everyone with them. There’s a surprising u-turn on managerial genius Harold Redknapp, Pompey achieve something the Hatton…
Premier League Preview Show: 5th May 2017
May 4, 2017 • 46 min
The Champions League is mulled over as the big guns get there way before we look ahead to thrills at the top of the table, spills at the bottom and a fixture that was once box office but is now decidedly more arthouse. As well as this we have a pitch for…
Sunderland, we hardly knew ye
May 1, 2017 • 61 min
Prepare yourself to have chicken breast based nightmares after this one. You’ll understand why soon enough. The bones of the North London Derby are picked over, there is more listener generated news of footballers tipping and behaving strangely and a…
Premier League Preview Show: 28th April 2017
Apr 27, 2017 • 48 min
Newcastle remind us of what we’ve been missing with all kinds of calamity, plus some retro action from Terry McDermott. We hope Alexis Sanchez’s fat lip has recovered in time for the North London derby, everyone vies for a top half finish and there’s the…
Ball Fondlers
Apr 24, 2017 • 63 min
On this week’s Ramble we have election fever, FA Cup fever and to a lesser degree Tim Sherwood fever. On top of this there’s Sergio Ramos doing what he does worst, digs from a certain Mr Redknapp and news of a shyness that is criminally adorable. Find us…
The Football Ramble Meets… Professor Chris Brady
Apr 24, 2017 • 50 min
Professor Chris Brady is the Professor of Management Studies and the Director of the Centre for Sports Business at Salford Business School. Prior to that he was Deputy Dean at Cass Business School in the City of London, and is considered a world expert in…
Premier League Preview Show: 21st April 2017
Apr 20, 2017 • 49 min
Leicester’s Champions League dream is over but there are still plenty of thigh rubbers to come in Europe and the good ol’ FA Cup. Get your thigh patches ready. Elsewhere there’s a bug in the Chelsea camp, Graeme Souness puts forward some ideas to shake up…
Rat storage
Apr 18, 2017 • 65 min
A superb week for the South coast as Brighton, Portsmouth and Plymouth all get promoted. Forget all that though, as there’s the MASSIVE news of Harry Redknapp flying back into the game. Thank you, football, thank you. Alongside this there are more fashion…
Premier League Preview Show: 13th April 2017
Apr 12, 2017 • 51 min
Big Sam is back in the swing of things, Jose Mourinho is angling for yet more revenge and we make the case for football to feature more Bez-like figures. On top of this Neil Warnock sticks the boot in from afar, there are revelations regarding cats and…
Ed Balls
Apr 10, 2017 • 64 min
We’re back after a weekend of football with talk of piggybacks, Paul Bearer impressions and listener generated news of Brendan Rodgers’ dinner chat. Elsewhere there’s a new managerial appointment for a Pompey legend and news of our recent trip to Spain,…
Premier League Preview Show: 7th April 2017
Apr 6, 2017 • 54 min
After free beer and three points for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge the potential late title race looks a little more unlikely, Jose Mourinho is as fed up with his own players as ever and the relegation battle just got confusing. Elsewhere there’s more news…
Apr 3, 2017 • 63 min
Do we have a title race on?! Maybe… While that’s potentially happening there’s long overdue eagle justice, a feisty Merseyside derby and yet more incredibly confusing mascots. There’s also frankly excessive use of a personal shopper, a slick new surface…
Premier League Preview Show: 31st March 2017
Mar 30, 2017 • 58 min
We do get around to talking about the upcoming weekend of football but we of course have to deal with that Ronaldo bust first. Jeez. Big Jim Duffy of Greenock Morton announces himself as a potential future favourite, there’s another video technology punch…
Daddy Diggory and the Ramble Four
Mar 30, 2017 • 60 min
In November, The Football Ramble performed a huge homecoming show at London’s Hackney Empire as the final leg of the tour supporting their first book. As part of this month’s double-pronged special, we’re delighted to present to you edited highlights of…
The Football Ramble Meets… David Jones
Mar 30, 2017 • 56 min
David Jones will be instantly recognisable to any fan used to watching Sky Sports’ football coverage - he fronts their flagship Monday Night Football programme and previously spent many years on sister channel Sky Sports News. In all, David has been…
Drinking on a plane
Mar 27, 2017 • 67 min
International week is here and it brings glee for England, Scotland and Northern Ireland but an unexpectedly savage time for our Norwegian listeners. Sorry about that. There’s not just action on the pitch though! There’s an update on Adrian Chiles’…
International Preview Show: 24th March 2017
Mar 23, 2017 • 46 min
The Festival of Lukas Podolski is sadly over and we hope you’re well recovered from the thrill of it all. Thankfully there’s international football aplenty to fill that void. Roy Keane has an unorthodox yet very predictable tactic to stop Gareth Bale,…
We were relegated before the ship even sank
Mar 20, 2017 • 61 min
Football moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. This certainly seems to be happnening to poor old David Moyes, while Pep Guardiola is full of the joys of spring and James Milner is as busy as ever.…
Premier League Preview Show: 17th March 2017
Mar 16, 2017 • 58 min
This week there are more travel problems for Man United, like every time they leave Manchester, Leicester look like giving the Jamie Vardy a movie a happy ending and the London Stadium finally lightens up, for an odd reason. As if this isn’t enough…
Crowbarred music reference
Mar 13, 2017 • 63 min
It’s all over for poor Lincoln and we look ahead to what comes next for the Cowley brothers, we learn that one of our number has experience with black magic and get unnecessary news of a pilates class. Elsewhere there’s a personalised number plate update…
FA Cup Preview Show: 10th March 2017
Mar 9, 2017 • 47 min
Baaaarcelona! We all try to calm down after one of the most glorious comebacks in… ever, but we just can’t and we’re not sorry. The Premier League and the FA Cup resume together this weekend as Lincoln try to put the boot in to Arsenal as much as the rest…
Big money in massive China
Mar 6, 2017 • 64 min
The curse of the Ramble strikes again as West Brom’s Champions League charge hit the bricks, Anthony Taylor prepares for his nuptials in style, or a sort of style, and the pressure of getting a protest chant right causes some confusion. Marcus’s improv…
Premier League Preview Show: 3rd March 2017
Mar 2, 2017 • 49 min
Some absolute thigh rubbers coming up this weekend, particularly with West Brom’s charge into Europe gathering force. We also try to invent some new tabloid guff and there’s some surprisingly pricey bus vandalism. Elsewhere there is frankly unsurprising…
Where Moyes fears to tread
Feb 27, 2017 • 62 min
It’s a significant moment at Ramble HQ as our beloved Zlatan claims his first trophy in England. There’s abject misery from David Moyes and Mick McCarthy, “applausey things” and Tim Sherwood finding a winning formula. We also hear tales of some…
The Football Ramble Meets… Jamie Carragher
Feb 26, 2017 • 49 min
As a no-nonsense defender capable of playing anywhere across the back, Jamie Carragher notched up well over 700 appearances for Liverpool and earned 38 caps for England during a 17-year career in which he won eight major trophies, including the 2005…
Premier League Preview Show: 24th February 2017
Feb 23, 2017 • 44 min
This week sees a missed job opportunity for Tim “Tim but Dim” Sherwood and we figure out where he and others are in line for one of the most prestigious jobs in football Ronald Koeman’s Twitter feed makes a welcome and inevitable return, Leicester annoy…
…And You Will Know Him by the Trail of Reds
Feb 20, 2017 • 61 min
An absolutely classic FA Cup weekend is pored over with relish, Mario Balotelli is up to his old tricks and Brendan Rodgers chimes in with a monumental dig. There’s also news of some terrible parenting from the footballing dads, Mark McGhee flips his lid…
FA Cup Preview Show: 17th February 2017
Feb 16, 2017 • 47 min
The FA Cup returns yet again - that’s not going to change - and we look ahead to Lincoln’s battering ram, Matt Rheade, taking on the homely might of Burnley. We bully Leicester, dream of Sutton’s roly poly goalie and David Wagner’s potential pitch side…
Feb 13, 2017 • 62 min
The war of words and voicemails between Stoke and West Brom continues, we write Leicester’s obituary through bitter tears and David Moyes rallies the troops… for a holiday. Elsewhere Diego Maradona has a new contender for his title of greatest ever…
Premier League Preview Show: 10th February 2017
Feb 9, 2017 • 52 min
There’s football afoot so naturally we talk about a tattoo of Adam Lallana as a llama and Djibril Cisse and Royston Drenthe’s latest musical projects. Sean Dyche airs some traditional views, there’s a vision of a tough afternoon for Joey Barton, the…
Palace in Chains
Feb 6, 2017 • 58 min
We pick through the wreckage of Crystal Palace’s battering from Sunderland and marvel at Hull’s resurgence at the expense of knackered old Liverpool, while there’s yet more bother about a handshake. Elsewhere we look fondly back at Sergio Aguero’s career,…
Premier League Preview Show: 3rd February 2017
Feb 2, 2017 • 48 min
This week we hit the sweet spot between Arsenal losing to Watford then heading off to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. What joy for one of us in particular. Aside from that we get to rejoice at Saido Berahino’s escape from his West Brom hell, only for him…
Brown bright brown
Jan 30, 2017 • 62 min
What a weekend in the FA Cup. We ponder whether the future of match coverage involves more dads than it currently does, Sutton United and Lincoln City cause a footballing revelry from one usually composed anchor and we get an update on Pete’s baffling…
FA Cup Preview Show: 27th January 2017
Jan 26, 2017 • 47 min
“Strange winds” have been afoot as Southampton maraud into the EFL Cup final and the FA Cup returns to obliterate all expectations. Hopefully. Also it turns out that Darren Bent has tonnes and tonnes of trainers, Big Sam’s brings out some classic hits for…
Thru the eyes of Rooney
Jan 23, 2017 • 66 min
Rooney, Rooney, Rooney, record, record, record etc etc. IT’S DONE. It’s over and we can all move on. Aside from that we pore over Steve Bruce scaling Ross McCormack’s fence, Jose Mourinho’s dastardly farmyard shenanigans and what it would be like to serve…
Premier League Preview Show: 20th January 2017
Jan 19, 2017 • 45 min
Lots of confusion about whether you can commit a handball without a hand this week - you know how this works by now - as well as fears for Man City’s collective work rate if Yaya has another casual stroll of a game and some delicious cup upsets. Pete also…
I’m not sure I understand
Jan 16, 2017 • 52 min
We’re back to ruminate on the big issues, like which Man City player you’d want with you when the zombies come, Andy Carroll’s magical whip and Jonathan Pearce doing what Jonathan Pearce does. As if that isn’t enough there’s Paul Pogba’s online presence…
Premier League Preview Show: 13th January 2016
Jan 12, 2017 • 53 min
This week on your soothsaying, future influencing Football Ramble Luke fires further shots at Arsenal and their individual improvement or lack thereof while we look ahead to Man United vs Liverpool. Will anyone see red? We don’t know but maybe. Elsewhere…
The Football Ramble Meets… Andrew Jennings
Jan 12, 2017 • 42 min
Over the last few years, FIFA has become a by-word for the worst kind of greed and corruption in the administration of football. One man has made it his business to bring FIFA and those responsible for its demise to task and to make them pay for their…
This noble activity
Jan 9, 2017 • 57 min
This week on your rip-roaring, FA Cup-loving, four man Ramble, we’re all about the magic of the cup, the magic of football team mascots and the magic of having listeners email in offering ‘alternative’ viewpoints to our ill thought out opinions. Keep ‘em…
FA Cup Preview Show: 6th January 2017
Jan 5, 2017 • 45 min
The FA Cup is back and Spurs take on Aston Villa, Man City negotiate the potential banana skin of West Ham, Brentford face “Mad Dog” Martin “Mad Dog” Allen’s Eastleigh, Liverpool take on the potential banana skin of Plymouth and Hull and Swansea have…
Dallas Does Donaldson
Jan 3, 2017 • 63 min
The Mike Dean Premier League rumbles on and on and on, Pep Guardiola gets in a right grump and there’s a potential return for Sol “But I’m Sol Campbell” Campbell. Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter and…
Premier League Preview Show: 30th December 2016
Dec 30, 2016 • 49 min
Arsenal host Big Sam’s Crystal Palace in the return of #arscry, West Ham visit the wounded foxes of Leicester, Liverpool and Man City have a ding dong at Anfield and Man United probably thrash Middlesbrough. Visit us at, follow us on…
Premier League Preview Show: 23rd December 2016
Dec 22, 2016 • 53 min
Chelsea rouse the players who didn’t get themselves banned over Christmas for a visit from Bournemouth, Swansea host West Ham in a game with huge comic potential, Joe Allen’s Stoke visit Liverpool and the Spurs head to the Southampton. Visit us at…
Dec 19, 2016 • 64 min
The London Stadium starts to pay off with excellent work from its posts, the highlight of the footballing year - the World Club Cup - comes to and end and we get some confusing insight into the architecture of the Donaldson family home. Find us online at…
Premier League Preview Show: 16th December 2016
Dec 15, 2016 • 51 min
Two thigh rubbers with Man City hosting Arsenal and the Merseyside derby, West Brom square up to Man United and Bournemouth host Southampton in easily the most important South Coast derby. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter…
The Football Ramble Christmas Special
Dec 15, 2016 • 59 min
The Football Ramble Christmas party is back and there are quizzes, a look back at some of the finest and strangest moments of 2016 and, if anything, too much sherry. Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter and…
Dec 12, 2016 • 55 min
A bad week for Bayern Munich as the absolute losers draw Arsenal in the Champions League, Leicester remember that they’re champions and Alan Pardew moves up the table with some stats, it’s just that the table is one that only he can see. Find us online at…
Premier League Preview Show: 9th December 2016
Dec 8, 2016 • 53 min
European geniuses Arsenal host Stoke, Leicester welcome Guardiola’s men to the home of the champions, West Brom attempt to spoil Chelsea’s party at Stamford Bridge and Man United take on The Wembley Spurs at Old Trafford. Visit us at…
Carry On Karius
Dec 5, 2016 • 62 min
It’s fighting time! There were rucks everywhere this week, as well as moaning from Jose Mourinho and Chris Sutton - obviously. Elsewhere, Chelsea be happy, Man City be sad. Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter and…
Premier League Preview Show: 2nd December 2016
Dec 1, 2016 • 44 min
This week Southampton travel to Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace nightmare, Man City host Chelsea hoping they won’t smash the place up with goals, Bournemouth have the same concern with Liverpool and Arsenal visit West Ham/the taxpayer’s London Stadium. Visit…
Pete Soup
Nov 28, 2016 • 53 min
Surrealist defending, managerial tantrums, battles of relegation, all the usual Premier League stuff is here. Elsewhere Owen Coyle makes his own rules and we hear of the finest name in Italy. Find us online at, @footballramble on…
Premier League Preview Show: 25th November 2016
Nov 25, 2016 • 51 min
This week Chelsea invite Spurs to take it to the Bridge, Man City try to unpluck plucky Burnley, Man United host the wobbly cockneys of West Ham and Southampton hope to upset Ronald Koeman’s new Everton paymasters. Visit us at,…
Unsolicited interferer
Nov 21, 2016 • 59 min
We’re back but more importantly so is Yaya! Great news for him is bad news for Alan Pardew and therefore Gareth Southgate. Elsewhere Peterborough have yet more blend issues, the Milan derby excites and Elton’s on the phone again. Find us online at…
Premier League Preview Show: 18th November 2016
Nov 17, 2016 • 48 min
This week Arsenal visit Man United to try to banish some ghosts, West Ham have a pop at Spurs at the Lane and Sunderland and Hull try to be the least bad team in the game. Elsewhere Southampton host Liverpool, no doubt on a scouting mission, and Crystal…
The Football Ramble Meets… Howard Webb
Nov 17, 2016 • 54 min
In the latest The Football Ramble Meets… Luke talks to former professional referee Howard Webb. They discuss his humble beginnings in the game through to officiating the Champions League and World Cup finals (including THAT De Jong kick). They also find…
Tramampoline! Trambopoline!
Nov 14, 2016 • 50 min
It’s international week so there’s England chat, a number of digs at Thomas Muller, Hulk Hogan chat, a staggering achievement from that Neymar and the denigration of a national treasure. With love, your Ramble. Find us online at,…
International Preview Show: 11th November 2016
Nov 10, 2016 • 45 min
It’s England vs Scotland at Wembley! It’s a classic… in theory. Elsewhere France take on Sweden, Wales invite Serbia in for a chat and mighty Liechtenstein step up to Italy. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like…
Nov 7, 2016 • 57 min
It’s been a shellacking-heavy weekend of football and team Ramble purr over Liverpool and Chelsea, get creative with their own culinary inventions while Pete remains unimpressed with a startling achievement from Scotland. Find us online at…
Premier League Preview Show: 4th November 2016
Nov 3, 2016 • 44 min
The form vortex of the North London Derby looms, Chelsea host Everton in the Smurf Derby, Man United make a difficult trip to Swansea and Stoke face West Ham at the increasingly calamitous London Stadium. Visit us at, follow us on…
Opinion Poll
Oct 31, 2016 • 58 min
This Halloween we bring you terrifying tales of Alan Pardew, David Moyes, Yaya Toure and, of course, some rogue appendages. As if that isn’t frightening enough Marcus also sheds some light on an age old question following an accusation from a listener……
Premier League Preview Show: 28th October 2016
Oct 27, 2016 • 52 min
This week Man City are invited to West Brom’s party, Spurs hope to face this season’s Leicester rather than last, Man United see if they’ve got what it takes to pass the test of Burnley at home and Middlesbrough take on Bournemouth and Fortress Riverside.…
The Football Ramble Penguin Podcast Takeover
Oct 26, 2016 • 54 min
To celebrate the release of our first book, Penguin handed us the keys to their podcast studio and let us takeover the Penguin Podcast. Expect talk of how each of us embarked on the writing process, how we decided who was to write which chapter, and of…
Decided by lottery
Oct 24, 2016 • 58 min
This week’s show features some innovative ideas to revive flagging Premier League viewing figures, the strangeness of the Scottish League Cup is picked up by the radar and Mike Dean is seen in the flesh. Find us online at,…
Premier League Preview Show: 21st October 2016
Oct 20, 2016 • 41 min
This week Chelsea have their ex over as Jose Mourinho’s Man United visit Stamford Bridge. Liverpool invite Tony Pulis over for a party, which he hates, Man City look to get some confidence back against Southampton, Arsenal host Middlesbrough and Leicester…
The Football Ramble Meets… Curtis Woodhouse
Oct 20, 2016 • 54 min
In the latest The Football Ramble Meets…, Luke spends some time with former Sheffield United and Birmingham midfielder turned British champion boxer Curtis Woodhouse. He finds out what it’s like to be the ‘next big thing’, hears about the pitfalls and…
The Charlton Canyon
Oct 17, 2016 • 55 min
Tony Pulis making wine with his fists, Eddie Howe legitimising the gilet, Coventry and Charlton making pigs fly… This episode has it all, including Neil Warnock being exposed to a fib by a certain anchor. Visit us at, follow us on…
Premier League Preview Show: 14th October 2016
Oct 13, 2016 • 34 min
Chelsea and Leicester square off to see who will be the least wobbly, Crystal Palace welcome fighty West Ham and Arsenal take on bogey team Swansea. There are also two clashes between Manchester and Merseyside clubs as Man United head to Anfield and Man…
East Bruce, West Bruce
Oct 10, 2016 • 56 min
It’s the international break and England Englanded all over Malta, Wales and Scotland must try harder and the Faroe Islands march on. Elsewhere aviation and a lesson in Cornish, obviously. Find us online at, @footballramble on…
International Preview Show: 7th October 2016
Oct 6, 2016 • 45 min
England take on the mighty Malta, Scotland invite Lithuania to a fair go, emboldened Wales host Georgia and Germany see what the Czech Republic can throw at them. The Netherlands and France try to get their campaigns going against each other and Belgium…
Steve Bruce
Oct 3, 2016 • 56 min
This week an impressive Spurs blunt Pep’s charge, a former Villa boss throws his hat back into the ring now the job’s available and we hear of the Neville Dynasty. Alongside all this there are penalty shenanigans all over the place Find us online at…
Premier League Preview Show: 30th September 2016
Sep 29, 2016 • 42 min
Big… Big Sam! What?! Elsewhere, Spurs and Man City taking swings at each other, Leicester welcome Southampton into their difficult second season, Man United beckon Stoke and Liverpool visit Swansea to try and throw goals at them. Visit us at…
The Football Ramble Meets… Rohan Ricketts
Sep 29, 2016 • 45 min
Marcus chats to one of football’s most prolific journeymen in the latest special. Covering a playing career that took him from Highbury to Bangladesh via Canada, Hungary, Moldova, Exeter, Thailand, Ecuador and India, Rohan reveals what it’s like…
Are yao a jowdie?
Sep 26, 2016 • 54 min
This week Jim’s grin is audible following Arsenal’s win over Chelsea, FIFA fix an age old problem and Pards dramatically arrests a slide. Elsewhere, a welcome return from an old friend. Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter…
Premier League Preview Show: 23rd September 2016
Sep 22, 2016 • 46 min
Swansea host Man City as Wawa Toure gets upset again, Man United take on Leicester following a car park training session, Arsenal look to beat Chelsea for the first time in a number of yonks and West Ham invite Southampton into their seemingly cursed new…
Droning on
Sep 19, 2016 • 58 min
Klopp’s got the tails in the Kop wagging as his heavy metal brand of fußball makes mincemeat of Conte’s Chelsea. Things are looking pretty rosy over at Goodison Park too. Meanwhile Rooney takes yet ANOTHER bashing and a drone and Jimmy Bullard crop up…
Premier League Preview Show: 16th September 2016
Sep 15, 2016 • 47 min
This week David Luiz makes his second Chelsea debut as Liverpool visit Stamford Bridge, European heavyweights Leicester host Burnley and Pards and Mark Hughes prepare for a grump off as Palace host Stoke. Elsewhere Spurs get ready for what Sunderland have…
The Minstrel of the Syllable
Sep 12, 2016 • 69 min
The Manchester derby was a brilliant explosion of fun, Mark Hughes is under pressure at Stoke and Scotland hits back after some recent digs. Elsewhere, headers are cool and for some reason there’s something about Ethiopia. Also more gerbils. Find us…
Premier League Preview Show: 9th September 2016
Sep 8, 2016 • 48 min
The Manchester derby hype train is almost at the platform, Leicester rock up to a newly bouncy Anfield to take on Liverpool and Arsenal’s new boys host Southampton. Bournemouth invite West Brom to bring it to the beach, Spurs face Stoke at Castle Hughes…
Bus for sale
Sep 5, 2016 • 48 min
The Big Sam era has begun and the world cowers, starkly aware that the future is England’s. Elsewhere a Scottish hat trick appears in the wild, Pete stages a coup with a new feature and Mark Halsey briefly comes screaming back into relevance. Find us…
International Preview Show: 2nd September 2016
Sep 2, 2016 • 53 min
In this preview show we look back at a transfer deadline day that saw players we’ve never heard of sold for huge wads of cash, while finding time to look ahead to Big Sam’s big debut - yep, let’s head off down the long road of qualification towards…
Dinosaurs and geniuses
Aug 29, 2016 • 64 min
We’re back and it’s that time of the year where British managers complain about not being given a chance! Elsewhere Leighton Baines missed a penalty he scored, Leicester got a soggy win and we welcome in the new era of Premier League fluorescence. Find us…
The Transfer Window Special
Aug 29, 2016 • 51 min
The transfer window is almost shut, mercifully, and we’re here to discuss alternatives, shine some light on the atrocities of windows past and, of course, do some lovely old quizzes…
Premier League Preview Show: 26th August 2016
Aug 26, 2016 • 42 min
This week Spurs host confused and confusing Liverpool, Everton invite Stoke to bring it and Leicester look to get their foxy teeth into Swansea’s swanny necks. In Manchester, United welcome as many players as Hull City can bring while City tool up for…
Fido Dido vs Cool Spot
Aug 22, 2016 • 64 min
Big things this week as we talk niche quiz knowledge, Wings - restaurant not band - and Zlatan. Elsewhere, Moorestradamus makes an official prediction… Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter and on…
Premier League Preview Show: 19th August 2016
Aug 19, 2016 • 42 min
The Premier League rumbles in to week two with some red hot Friday night action as Pogba readies himself for debut II in the Man Utd v Southampton game. Do Palace have what it takes to break through the immovable object that is the Dier/Wanyama axis and…
There’s not mush-room for football chat
Aug 15, 2016 • 64 min
The Premier League starts as unpredictably as it ended as Hull City prove players and a manager are unnecessary in the modern game. Arsenal continue to be Arsenal, Prosinecki picks on a hefty Higuain and Pete’s hygiene is called into question. Again.…
Premier League Preview Show: 12th August 2016
Aug 12, 2016 • 37 min
The Premier League is back as champions Leicester start their title defence at disheveled Hull. Pep Guardiola’s Man City step out at Sunderland, Everton aim to show Spurs what they’ve got now, Arsenal and a version of their defence welcome Liverpool and…
What we did this summer
Aug 8, 2016 • 63 min
We’re back! There’s pre-season tournament chat, Community Shield chat, Zlat-chat, Edmundo chat and the story of why Pete isn’t a vet. Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter and on Facebook. Ramble…
A Football Ramble Special: Summer of Sam
Jul 28, 2016 • 55 min
The Ramble have cut short their summer holidays for a celebration of all things Big Sam. There are quizzes, squad predictions and predictions of future rucks as the whole country prepares for a new era… Visit us at, follow us on…
Jul 22, 2016 • 9 min
We have big news, exclusively revealed in this SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. Has Marcus revealed who he supports? Will we finally tell you what happened to Pete in Kiev? Will Luke reveal the inner workings of the penalty algorithm? Will Jim share the secret of…
Jul 10, 2016 • 48 min
Despite the best efforts of the Parisian moth community the final of Euro 2016 went ahead and it was a scintillating triumph for Mark Clattenburg. We mull over the final, our highlights of the tournament as a whole and open the always damning…
Cockerel chests
Jul 8, 2016 • 37 min
It’s France vs Portugal in the final and we look at what this means for Michel Platini, discuss a worrying Harry Redknapp related wording and hear about Pete’s far more worrying ideas about what is and what isn’t actionable. Visit us at…
Sympathy for the Bale
Jul 7, 2016 • 32 min
It’s sadly over for Wales but what a run. The team marvel at this and the new adventures of Super Ronaldo and learn of Marcus’ #travels as he for some reason turns the show into an interview with Pete. Visit us at, follow us on…
For the Empire!
Jul 3, 2016 • 50 min
Wales march on and we are frankly jealous, France beat Iceland and we are frankly jealous, Portugal grind on, Germany get it done with the help of Simone Zaza’s dancing and we hear from Chris Waddle. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter…
Sigur Dróss
Jun 28, 2016 • 52 min
It’s that time again, when the Football Ramble rally themselves to dissect England’s latest international disaster. Wow. Just… Wow. Elsewhere Italy, Belgium, Germany and, of course, Iceland remind us how football is played. Visit us at…
Le Tournoi ‘97
Jun 27, 2016 • 54 min
There was a time between 1966 and now when England were world beaters - Le Tournoi. Relive that famous summer of 1997. That Roberto Carlos free kick, names like Zidane, Del Piero and Keown showing the world what was about to happen and, damn it all,…
Ramble Origins: Testicle Matt
Jun 26, 2016 • 37 min
It’s business time and teams are going home. It’s all so sudden but Wales stay strong, Giorgio Chiellini plots revenge, Marc Wilmots reveals the worst nightmares of Belgium’s hotel staff and Pete gets grassed up. Visit us at, follow…
Squadron Commander the Lord Flashheart
Jun 23, 2016 • 37 min
The group stages are over and the Home Nations, Ireland, Iceland, Hungary and absolutely everyone got through! Elsewhere the ever entertaining Ronaldo Show just about continues and Spain’s second kit upsets a certain anchor. Visit us at…
Defcon 3.5
Jun 21, 2016 • 40 min
It’s the morning after the night before and… it wasn’t actually that bad, was it? However, the word “disgrace” features a lot, there’s jealousy towards the irrepressible Welsh and a stiff morning for Northern Ireland. Visit us at,…
Jun 19, 2016 • 45 min
Ronaldo’s back with the ill behaviour as we pore over Euro 2016’s finest offerings. Featuring an Irish drubbing, Kiraly’s joggers and the return of Testicle Matt. Plus we look ahead to England’s showdown with Slovakia. Visit us at,…
Bring your lanyards
Jun 16, 2016 • 50 min
The Ramblers convene to absorb England and Wales’ Euro ding dong, analyse Cristiano Ronaldo’s small mentality and worry about their goals scored predictions. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook…
Scratch and sniff
Jun 13, 2016 • 47 min
Pete returns from his trip back in time, Jogi Low has a disturbing double rummage, Jonathan Pearce and Lee Dixon get creative and on top of all this there was loads of football. Euros! Visit us at, follow us on Twitter…
Oh for f…
Jun 11, 2016 • 38 min
England have Englanded and made the Ramblers all sad but don’t worry, they have experience in this so raised themselves to do a show. It’s OK! It could be worse! The Euros have started and there’s loads of football and England are still definitely going…
It’s always nice to have a Marcus in there, ladies
Jun 8, 2016 • 76 min
The Euros are here! Nearly! The Ramblers are excited and preview every group, open their stickers and seal the traditional pre-tournament predictions for later ridicule. Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter and…
Reggae Boys!
May 30, 2016 • 72 min
The boys pick over the latest Battle of Wherever Pepe Is, otherwise known as the Champions League final, the football league play offs and England’s brave cubs’ victory on French soil. WATCH OUT WORLD, OR JUST EUROPE. Find us online at…
Beep Alan beep Pardew
May 23, 2016 • 57 min
It’s all going off this week as cups are won all over Europe and someone punches a horse on the bum. We learn that Wayne Rooney will win England the Euros, Louis Van Gaal doesn’t even care about being sacked and Marcus makes everyone talk about Scottish…
DWHoF - Leicester City 2015/16
May 23, 2016 • 54 min
Welcome to the grand reopening of the Dean Windass Hall of Fame, its doors forced apart by the sheer brilliance of Leicester City! Listen in as we recap everything from the Foxes’ title winning season, including Claudio Ranieri’s generosity with pizza,…
FA Cup Final Preview Show: 20th May 2016
May 20, 2016 • 33 min
The finals come thick and fast from the FA Cup, Scottish Cup and Champions League. Elsewhere Rene Meulensteen pipes up again, we hear of Isco’s canine treachery and the forum receives a crushing blow from Lawro. Visit us at, follow…
Patent no. GB1415442.1 terminated before grant
May 16, 2016 • 52 min
The Premier League, La Liga, Serie A and co might be done for the season but never fear, the Ramble has nothing better to do. This week we pore over the wreckage of the final days, featuring guest appearances from Customary Insane Final Day Fixture, The…
Premier League Preview Show: 13th May 2016
May 13, 2016 • 27 min
The relegations are in! Big Sam was like the cat with the gravy at the Stadium of Light, while Roberto Martinez niced his way out of a job. Coming up though, West Ham visit Stoke, Man City take on Swansea and in the correspondence we hear about domestic…
May 9, 2016 • 60 min
This week Leicester pass the test of lifting the Premier League trophy while Everton and Newcastle pass the test of being muggy little sloths. In other news Agent Moore visits Charlton at The Valley and Ajax have to go home in a really embarrassing bus.…
Premier League Preview Show: 5th May 2016
May 6, 2016 • 29 min
Champions Leicester (!) and the Battle of the Bridge is pored over ahead of the Foxes’ trip to Everton. Arsenal visit Man City hoping they play like a team of Yayas, wobbly Sunderland host Chelsea, Villa trudge up to Newcastle and Norwich take a swing at…
We h8
May 2, 2016 • 53 min
Leicester toil against Man utd, Rafa’s lot manage an unlikely win against Bolasie and boys, and sloths will be mentioned. Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter and on Facebook. Seriously, get over…
Premier League Preview Show: 29th April 2016
Apr 29, 2016 • 31 min
Can Leicester overcome plucky Man United to win the league at Old Trafford? Can Chelsea thwart visiting Spurs if not? Can Newcastle deal with the return of anti-messiah Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace? Will Arsenal bother to try against visiting Norwich? All…
Gout shout
Apr 25, 2016 • 60 min
Pards is back on top and when Pards is happy the Ramble is happy. Mostly. Elsewhere Leicester ramp it up, Rafa comes home to pick up some goals he left behind and Nivea make a mess at the San Siro. Find us online at, @footballramble…
Premier League Preview Show: 22nd April 2016
Apr 22, 2016 • 30 min
This week on the Football Ramble Preview Show, the boys take a look ahead to the FA Cup Semi Finals, as well as finding time to take in the Premier League fixtures and not forgetting some more of your celebrity football spots. Alan Pardew is also compared…
Chimp chat
Apr 17, 2016 • 67 min
This week Jamie Vardy’s having a barney as the team dissect the surprisingly avant garde Jon Moss Show and feel the weight lifted from Joleon Lescott’s Atlas like shoulders. Elsewhere there is some constructive listener feedback and a surprising amount of…
Premier League Preview Show: 15th April 2016
Apr 15, 2016 • 29 min
Norwich “entertain” Sunderland in a relegation six pointer, Leicester invite West Ham to get banged, Chelsea and Man City eke out a dead rubber and Arsenal and Crystal Palace play out a surprisingly appropriate hashtag. Visit us on that internet at…
A little bit pathetic
Apr 11, 2016 • 61 min
This week Graeme Souness takes some inspiration from Garth Crooks, Louis Van Gaal misunderstands how goals work and Marcus reveals a surprising new pro-Blatter position. Also features zorbs and drones, though not together. Find us online at…
Premier League Preview Show: 8th April 2016
Apr 8, 2016 • 25 min
Diz week Spurs host Man United and Louis Van Gaal’s accent, West Ham welcome the TV stars of Arsenal and Liverpool could do absolutely anything against Stoke. That not enough? There’s also Man City hosting their favourite opponents West Brom and…
Hubbly bubbly
Apr 4, 2016 • 59 min
This week Team Ramble chat doping, Newcastle’s continuing malady and the unquenchable fury of Sergio Ramos. Also there’s yet more news of Pete’s indiscretions. Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter and…
Premier League Preview Show: 1st April 2016
Apr 1, 2016 • 31 min
Internationals are done for a bit so we’re back with the quality of Leicester vs Southampton and the almost guaranteed slapstick of Norwich vs Newcastle. Spurs take a trip to Liverpool, Man United host Everton in what is categorically not the Moyes Derby…
Artificial gravy clouds
Mar 28, 2016 • 54 min
It’s official; England have basically won the Euros! Listen in as the boys dissect the Three Lions’ annihilation of Germany’s sporting history, discuss the merits of the other “contenders” and learn about maths from an unusual source. Also there is jet…
International Preview Show: 25th March 2016
Mar 25, 2016 • 30 min
It’s international time which means Germany vs England and some Jack Wilshere themed wrath. Roy Keane gets Ireland fired up for their match with Switzerland, Brazil brace themselves for Uruguay and ‘Arry Redkn’app gets off to winning ways with Jord’an.…
Geordie jumpers
Mar 21, 2016 • 58 min
Things get serious as Aleksander Mitrovic and Harry Kane challenge Alan Shearer’s Premier League scoring record, Pegguy Arphexad doth protest too much and Harry Redknapp returns. Sort of. If that isn’t enough we also get emotional with Gigi Buffon.…
Premier League Preview Show: 18th March 2016
Mar 18, 2016 • 28 min
The Manchester derby is upon us, promising a nervous game of wits. The Tyne-Wear derby is also upon us, promising whatever the opposite of that is. Pards tries not to be too good a host as Crystal Palace welcome Leicester and Chelsea try to halt West…
Yorkie claws
Mar 13, 2016 • 66 min
This week the team try to figure out how to introduce Rafa to the North East, Pete attempts to wow us with his ideas for Dragon’s Den, and there’s plenty of Arsenal chat as blood usual. Find us online at, @footballramble on Twitter…
Premier League Preview Show: 11th March 2016
Mar 11, 2016 • 32 min
Alan Pardew and Brian McDermott duke it out to be crowned King of Friday Night in the FA Cup while Chelsea have at Everton and Arsenal try not to wobble all over Watford. In the Premier League Newcastle almost certainly lose to Leicester and Bournemouth…
Go home, I’m calling your dad
Mar 7, 2016 • 66 min
This week Leicester win the North London Derby, Uncle Avram makes a return his employers aren’t happy about and Pete risks another Tino Asprilla blocking. Elsewhere we’re reminded that nobody ruins a party like Tony Pulis ruins a party. Find us online at…
Premier League Preview Show: 4th March 2016
Mar 4, 2016 • 29 min
The supposedly form defying North London Derby looms large and middle flying Everton host high flying West Ham. Tony Pulis plans to spoil the Man United party just as it’s getting good and Crystal Palace try to do the same to Liverpool. Again. And again.…
Title challenged
Feb 29, 2016 • 68 min
This week Leicester pass their Norwich exam, Arsenal and Jim have their annual meltdowns and FIFA ride again. Meanwhile, Pete steps on some famous toes and Martin Demichelis don’t get no respect. Find us online at, @footballramble on…
Premier League Preview Show: 26th Feb 2016
Feb 26, 2016 • 32 min
This week Liverpool have the home dressing room advantage over Man City in the League Cup final and Leicester face their latest in an endless series of tests against Norwich at home. Spurs take on the low flying Swans of Swansea and Man United and Arsenal…
A Dutch Ramble
Feb 22, 2016 • 61 min
This week the Ramblers talk coin tossers, hissy team selections and red card frenzies. Elsewhere old dog material is revisited and there’s some devastating news for Hartlepool’s favourite son. Visit us at, @footballramble on Twitter…
FA Cup Fifth Round Preview Show: 19th Feb 2016
Feb 19, 2016 • 26 min
The FA Cup is back and Arsenal and Hull go at it for a third year running, Reading and West Brom get all nervy and Blackburn host West ‘am. Spurs hope to take advantage of Crystal Palace’s Pardew Slide, Chelsea and Man City ape the Premier League for…
The King of Spain
Feb 15, 2016 • 58 min
This week the Ramblers discuss this confusingly brilliant title race, the cult of Denis Cheryshev and Barcelona’s scintillating lack of respect. Also, Correspondence Wars move from trebuchets to finance and there’s the usual nonsense about bibs and men…
Premier League Preview Show: 12th Feb 2016
Feb 12, 2016 • 34 min
This week Arsenal host apple cart destroyers Leicester and Man City and Spurs try to figure out who wants a title bid most. Over at Villa Park Liverpool and Christian Benteke pop back for a visit, Chelsea humour Newcastle and Man United travel to…
Markus Mark and the Funky Bunch
Feb 8, 2016 • 64 min
This week Leicester earn the right to be known simply as “City”, ticket prices across the land are scoffed at and Mark Kermode is called out to settle this Goldblum thing once and for all (but probably not). Visit us at,…
Premier League Preview Show: 5th Feb 2016
Feb 5, 2016 • 30 min
This week Man City take on valiant superheroes Leicester and Chelsea take on Man United, figuring they may as well. Elsewhere Arsenal lumber down to Bournemouth and Swansea are intrigued to see if Crystal Palace’s strikers can actually score this time.…
Sans Pellegrini
Feb 1, 2016 • 50 min
This week the famous magical traditional FA Cup is pored over and Deadline Day is mercifully overshadowed by Pep Guardiola. Elsewhere the usual chat about scooters, kitchens and naked head butts. Visit us at, @footballramble on…
FA Cup Fourth Round Preview Show: 29th Jan 2016
Jan 29, 2016 • 30 min
FA Cup time again! Derby and Man United duke it out on the telly and MK Dons take on the minnows of Chelsea. Carlisle hope that Everton will be in generous mood and Portsmouth host Bournemouth in the ‘mouth derby. Visit us at, follow…
Catapults fired
Jan 25, 2016 • 66 min
This week Spurs are confirmed as champions, the Premier League table is called a liar and Javier Mascherano can’t quite concentrate on his game. Elsewhere the mother of all digs is dug as the Medieval weaponry issue gets serious. Come round our internet…
Premier League Preview Show: 22nd Jan 2016
Jan 22, 2016 • 28 min
This week the Ramblers wonder how El Chapo would run things ahead of Arsenal vs Chelsea before pondering West Brom and Aston Villa’s derby/war of attrition. Elsewhere Marcus disrespects West Ham ahead of their hosting of Man City and Sunderland and…
Yachty potty
Jan 18, 2016 • 65 min
This week the Ramblettes look back over the wreckage of Everton’s trip to Stamford Bridge, the return of Jonjo Shelvey causes delight and… there’s an email. Just listen… We’re on them internets at, @footballramble on Twitter and…
Premier League Preview Show: 15th Jan 2016
Jan 15, 2016 • 26 min
The Ramblers look ahead to Chelsea and Everton’s blue off, Aston Villa’s attempts to shackle Leicester and Liverpool’s hosting of best buds Man United. Elsewhere Stoke and Arsenal play out their traditional love in and Man City host Alan Pardew’s Crystal…
Ashes to ashes
Jan 11, 2016 • 53 min
It’s FA Cup time and that means mud and animals on the pitch! If that isn’t enough there’s suave managers, pitch invasions and Wawa Toure being a big old baby. Find us at, @footballramble on Twitter and on…
FA Cup Third Round Preview Show: 8th Jan 2016
Jan 8, 2016 • 25 min
It’s FA Cup third round time so the Ramblers look ahead to a patched up Liverpool’s trip to Exeter, Everton’s clash with Dagenham and Redbridge and Sunderland’s trip to Arsenal. Elsewhere there’s a Pardew derby as Southampton host Crystal Palace, Watford…
Rafa the former gaffer
Jan 4, 2016 • 64 min
In the first Ramble of 2016 the slightly bigger men chat Villa’s defensive chaos theory, or lack thereof, the regularly spotted fast Lloris and poor old Rafa Benitez’s eventual dismissal from Real Madrid. Those kids must have been having some party. Visit…
Premier League Preview Show: 30th Dec 2015
Dec 30, 2015 • 28 min
The Ramblers cast glances at Everton vs Spurs, Crystal Palace vs Chelsea, Man United vs Swansea and Arsenal vs Newcastle, though not without an interruption from an old favourite… Visit us at, @footballramble on Twitter and…
Donaldson yoghurt
Dec 28, 2015 • 62 min
Yet more Yuletide Ramble fun as the team look over a flurry of festive football. Stoke are being amazing! Man United and Chelsea are still being weird! Aston Villa aren’t bothering to mark strikers in their own box! We love it. Visit us at…
Premier League Preview Show: 24th Dec 2015
Dec 24, 2015 • 30 min
In the last Ramble before Christmas the team look forward to the Boxing Day delights of Liverpool vs Leicester and the mystery of post-Jose Chelsea’s hosting of Watford. Elsewhere Arsenal head to Southampton and Stoke invite Man United to see if they can…
Ding dong merrily on hahahaha
Dec 21, 2015 • 66 min
As Christmas approaches football has gifted us with 8 year bans for some megagrinches, Cameron Jerome’s dead-eyed determination and Leicester. Oh Leicester. Also players can drink during Serie A matches. Who knew? Say hi at,…
Premier League Preview Show: 18th Dec 2015
Dec 18, 2015 • 28 min
This week Team Ramble puzzle at what Jose Mourinho’s sacking will do to Chelsea’s match with Sunderland and gaze lovingly at Everton vs Chelsea. Elsewhere Norwich challenge Man Utd to score at Old Trafford, Man City nip down to that London to play Arsenal…
Dec 13, 2015 • 61 min
This week the Rambleejits discuss Louis Van Gaal’s iron fist, records are either misunderstood or undermined with poor Tupperware usage and Jeff Goldblum pops up again. Can our heroes survive this schism? (Yes). Visit us at,…
Premier League Preview Show: 11th Dec 2015
Dec 11, 2015 • 30 min
This week West Ham take on Stoke and Crystal Palace host Southampton in games that are described as “chin strokers”. Elsewhere Sunderland and Watford go at it, Leicester vs Chelsea is deemed a “thigh rubber” and we learn why Man United’s trip to…
Telly addicts
Dec 7, 2015 • 56 min
This week the big guns of Bournemouth, Stoke and Leicester get their usual praise, TV’s Newcastle United are vindicated and we learn of Ronaldinho’s novel new way to avoid running. Visit us at, @footballramble on Twitter and…
Premier League Preview Show: 4th Dec 2015
Dec 4, 2015 • 28 min
This week the Ramblers hope for “Attack! Attack! Attack!” in Man United’s hosting of West Ham and fear for Arsenal’s walking wounded as they entertain Sunderland. Elsewhere they wonder where it’s going wrong for Swansea as Leicester come to town, salivate…
Nov 30, 2015 • 54 min
It’s OK everyone, Pete is safe and well after Newcastle United’s Alan Pardew hell on Saturday. As well as that we have a Vardy party, a Barca party and a very unusual bromance between manager and chairman. Get more at, follow us on…
Premier League Preview Show: 27th Nov 2015
Nov 27, 2015 • 27 min
The Ramble crystal ball casts a glance at Spurs and Chelsea’s post-holidays clash, Man City’s potentially nervous hosting of Southampton, plucky upstarts Man United visiting leaders Leicester, Bournemouth’s clash with a rampant Everton and of course, the…
Everybody be Cool
Nov 23, 2015 • 55 min
This week the Ramblers gawp at the magnificence of the Gegenpress, put forth their views on in-stadium eagle etiquette and the Goldblum issue bubbles to the surface once more. If you want to come round we live at, you can follow us…
Premier League Preview Show: 20th Nov 2015
Nov 20, 2015 • 24 min
This week the Ramble look ahead to potential relegation decider Chelsea vs Norwich, hope that Super Jamie Vardy will be around for Leicester’s trip to Newcastle, anticipate Jurgen Klopp’s latest biggest test yet as Liverpool visit Man City and look…
Nov 16, 2015 • 56 min
This week the Ramblers mull over the recent internationals, raise concerns about the amount of Brazilian footballers threatening lions and learn about Louis Nicollin’s interesting man management techniques. Pop over to if you ever…
International Preview Show: 13th November 2015
Nov 13, 2015 • 28 min
It’s International football time and the Ramblers chat England’s approach to the coming games against teams who can easily wedgie them, Zlatan Vs Bendtner and the everemerald Robbie Keane. Visit us at, follow us around on Twitter…
That Sinking Feeling
Nov 9, 2015 • 50 min
This week the Ramblers demonstrate why none of them run security companies, pick through the sink-heavy wreckage of the North London derby and John Parkin makes a welcome return. Visit us at, join us on Twitter @footballramble and on…
Premier League Preview Show: 6th Nov 2015
Nov 6, 2015 • 25 min
The boys discuss the reality-bending super grudge match that is the North London Derby and speculate as to where Jose Mourinho will watch Stoke v Chelsea given that he’s not allowed into the ground. Elsewhere chins are stroked regarding West Ham’s hosting…
Have you ever spent time in a Turkish prison?
Nov 2, 2015 • 49 min
This week Team Ramble dissect Jose Mourinho’s mind (figuratively), marvel at Jamie Vardy’s continuing Vardyness and are detained on a surprise visit to Turkey. Get involved at, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and on Facebook at…
Premier League Preview Show: 30th Oct 2015
Oct 30, 2015 • 27 min
On this week’s Premier League Preview, the chaps discuss Liverpool’s big trip to a beleaguered Chelsea where the stakes couldn’t be higher, cast their eyes across West Ham’s game with Watford and fear for Norwich as they make the trip to the Etihad…
The definite Steve-icle
Oct 26, 2015 • 51 min
We’re back to a full strength team as Pete returns to the fold with tales of his #travels, and as always there’s a terrible Newcastle result to welcome him home, complete with horse punching. Elsewhere, there’s the rest of the Premier League to dissect…
The Football Ramble Preview: 23rd Oct 2015
Oct 23, 2015 • 24 min
This week, the boys chat about the two big derbies in the north east and Manchester, and spend a bit of time down on the sunny south coast for Spurs’ visit to Bournemouth. There’s also time for some Liverpool and Southampton chat and a brand new feature…
I’m A Survivor
Oct 19, 2015 • 55 min
This Monday on your favourite football podcast, the boys pore over Jurgen Klopp’s debut with Liverpool at White Hart Lane, the net closing in on poor old Tim and Newcastle’s party at Norwich’s expense. We’ll be back on Friday with our next Premier League…
The Football Ramble Preview: 16th Oct 2015
Oct 15, 2015 • 26 min
In the first Football Ramble Preview of the season, the boys look ahead to Jurgen Klopp’s debut at White Hart Lane with Liverpool, Big Sam’s bow at Sunderland and a high-stakes encounter at Stamford Bridge. Will Sherwood delay the inevitable?
Strange Hill
Oct 11, 2015 • 55 min
It’s international week but the Ramble aren’t slacking off. They round up all the action as well as finding time to talk cafes, Non League Day and more than a few laboured and barely funny puns based around a full back still plying his trade in the second…
The egg and sack race
Oct 4, 2015 • 55 min
Team Ramble returns with another show from Ramble HQ. Rodgers and Dick gone, famous Brazilians in ditches left right and centre…let’s just say there’s enough to get through. US listeners - from this week the Ramble will now be available twice a week on…
Pernicious projectiles
Sep 27, 2015 • 50 min
The Ramblehunks assemble once again with an almost complete compliment of idiots - Lewandowski impresses in perhaps the most spectacular way possible and the Diego Tardelli gets a blower in the kisser. [email protected] for all your foul…
It’s your letters
Sep 20, 2015 • 50 min
The remaining members of the football ramble muscle through a weekend of soccer footfoot. Spellsy and Petey, live and unleashed! Warning: contains your correspondence. [email protected] for ya yap! xx
Flower vs bee
Sep 13, 2015 • 52 min
This week, the Ramble tackle Tim Sherwood’s existential breakdown, United’s win over a listless Liverpool, Steven Naismith’s single-handed victory over Chelsea and still have time to talk about sexy ladies in Ghana. What’s more, they get through your…
Spellman’s World
Sep 7, 2015 • 52 min
The Football Ramble man dem glory in the Three Lions’ destruction of lowly San Marino and Wayne Rooney’s 49th international goal. There’s also time for other home nations chat as well as an interesting section on the bizarre gift Pete recently bought for…
Pjanic on the streets of nous house
Aug 30, 2015 • 54 min
The Ramblers are back clawing their way through the crunchy apple crumble that is modern football. They talk Balotelli, the breaking of the Anfield Irons hoodoo, and Sherwood. Always Sherwood.
Aug 23, 2015 • 55 min
It’s a new week and a new Ramble as the four reprobates chat about Bournemouth’s first win as a Premier League outfit, Man City’s dominance and John Terry’s week from hell. There’s also room for talk of a shock result in Nigeria, your highlights of the…
Dinner on the floor
Aug 18, 2015 • 55 min
The Ramblers are back for yet more football nonsense (get used to it people) and bring you news of a poorly-dressed Steve Bruce, some Sunderland-related desperation and a genuine attempt to still be interested in the Jose Mourinho tantrums that have…
Shaqiri Shaqiri
Aug 9, 2015 • 56 min
The boys assess the opening weekend of the Premier League season, running the rule over Leicester and Claudio Ranieri’s flying start, Liverpool’s exorcising of those Stoke demons and all the weekend’s other nonsense including that chap that fell over the…
Aug 3, 2015 • 61 min
Rejoice! The Football Ramble are back for the new season! Join Marcus, Jim, Pete and Luke as they slalom through the week’s football news and look forward to the big kick off. There’s FIFA chat, Community Shield action and Marcus even manages to squeeze…
Alright fine then
Aug 2, 2015 • 0 min
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Fridge wheezers
Jun 9, 2015 • 71 min
It’s the last episode of the season, so you can’t blame Marcus, Jim, Pete and Luke for being a bit demob happy. You can blame them for the fridge chat, art appreciation & asthma waffle that punctuates their otherwise searing analysis of Barcelona winning…
Jun 1, 2015 • 80 min
Let’s go Ramble! Marcus, Jim, Pete and Luke try and fail miserably to contain their hysteria over the FBI raid on FIFA HQ, while the FA Cup Final, FIFA 16’s groundbreaking inclusion of women’s teams and Rio Ferdinand’s retirement dominate the chat. Any…
Cubicle politics
May 26, 2015 • 72 min
They’re Iggy Pop and they wanna to be your dog. No they’re not, they’re Marcus, Jim, Pete and Luke and under the auspices of the Football Ramble, they bring you erudite chat about the final day of the Premier League season, plus John Carver’s great…
Gerrard Street Party
May 19, 2015 • 73 min
We’re all in this together, says Marcus. Not if it involves an evening at Crystals is the general consensus, as the Ramble ringmaster and the boys gather round the Football Ramble candle to discuss QPR’s relegation, Danny Rose’s hair & Steve Bruce’s…
Dig dug
May 11, 2015 • 67 min
Sunderland’s timely resurgence, Hull City’s untimely collapse and West Ham’s passive aggressive end of season party antics occupy the often wayward attention of Marcus, Jim, Pete and Luke this week, when they’re not smothering laughter at Harry’s response…
May 4, 2015 • 70 min
You can’t spell party without prat, people! In this week’s episode, the self-proclaimed Coalition of Idiots emerge from the wreckage of Luke’s Shanice impression to find Chelsea have won the Premier League at Palace, purposeful apathy has broken out out…
Spear of destiny
Apr 27, 2015 • 64 min
The hot dog selection is terrible at modern football, but Marcus, Jim, Pete and Luke manage to take their minds off it by discussing the accusation that Chelsea are boring, Everton’s 3-0 victory over Manchester United and Bournemouth’s incredible journey…
The Falkirk Guy
Apr 20, 2015 • 69 min
With our very own blond beauty in absentia this week, it’s up to Marcus, Jim and Pete to maintain standards. Thankfully, Tim Sherwood swoops in to save their blushes, steering Aston Villa to an unexpected FA Cup final while the perils of being a Blackpool…
Frenchie Navy
Apr 20, 2015 • 67 min
An aggressive start to the show sees Marcus, Jim and Pete tilting nervously at Luke’s windmills while running the Ramble rule over the Manchester derby, Cesc’s late winner at QPR and the prospects of promotion for a handful of high flying Championship…
Football ft. Nate Dogg
Apr 6, 2015 • 68 min
IT’S MR RAMBLE! Mid 90s soft rock scenes abound at Ramble HQ as Luke Pete, Jim and Marcus get their leather n’ lace on to talk about the Tyne-Wear derby, goalkeeping capers on the opening day of the Swedish Allsvenskan and a list of offences committed by…
I’ll walk straight through the fires of hell to face you, Kane
Mar 31, 2015 • 62 min
Marcus fails miserably to contain his excitement at Pete’s return to the Ramble fold, so Jim and Luke don their ear defenders before eventually getting round to discussing the week’s football. Matters at hand include Harry Kane’s international debut in…
Unbelievable belief
Mar 23, 2015 • 69 min
While Pete’s away, the Ramblers will mock his new tattoo, Steven Gerrard’s foray into philately and the practical applications of Martin O’Neill’s fondness for bloody murder. Also on the Ra-genda (nope… Ed) Chelsea’s ‘weird’ 3-2 victory over Hull,…
Can I have some old ham?
Mar 16, 2015 • 66 min
No one ever got punched in the early days when the Ramble was recorded in Luke’s kitchen. Luke, Marcus and Jim ponder this point in light of Wayne Rooney’s unlikely knock out at the fist of Phil Bardsley and Sunderland’s equally embarrassing capitulation…
Borrowed some tools to chisel you down
Mar 8, 2015 • 76 min
Player statues have always been a rich seam for the Football Ramble and Marcus, Luke, Jim & Pete don their helmets and waste no time in mining news of Alan Shearer’s commemorative erection, largely at Newcastle United and Kevin Keegan’s expense. Upon…
Mar 2, 2015 • 73 min
Pete gets as close as he ever will to the mayorship of London as he, Luke, Marcus and Jim discuss policies we might see if Sol Campbell gets himself elected, in a politically motivated Football Ramble. Chelsea’s victory over Spurs in the League Cup Final…
Shoddily fluid
Feb 23, 2015 • 82 min
An opening question about pathetic capitulations reminds Marcus, Luke, Pete And Jim about Middlesbrough 8, Sven’s Manchester City 1 and even a debate about Shola Ameobi’s hat collection fails to draw the Football Ramble back from the brink of hysteria in…
Kevin Frenemy
Feb 16, 2015 • 73 min
Your third favourite crime fighting football related entity returns with Marcus, Luke, Pete and Jim peering at Bradford’s magical FA Cup victory over Sunderland and Tim Sherwood’s unexpected appointment at Aston Villa through the Football Ramble’s greasy…
The cramp algorithm
Feb 9, 2015 • 68 min
There’s an academic bent to the Football Ramble syllabus this week with Marcus, Jim, Luke & Pete donning gowns and mortarboards to brandish a *Kane* in the general direction of the North London derby, Daley Blind’s last gasp equaliser vs. West Ham and…
Plenty more fish in the tree
Feb 3, 2015 • 73 min
Hold onto your novelty knitwear! Jim and Marcus can only look on in bewilderment as Pete’s new ‘integrated’ jumper and Luke’s existential crisis threaten to engulf news of John Carver’s first win as Newcastle United manager and an unexpected stutter in…
Phat suit
Jan 27, 2015 • 62 min
It’s the fourth Football Ramble in five days and exhaustion is setting in, but Marcus, Jim, Pete and Luke simply switch to a new formation and plough on through an hallucinogenic remit of stories including FA Cup results, Emile Heskey’s return to English…
Cates got ya tongue
Jan 19, 2015 • 79 min
The Football Ramble are guns, ladies and gentlemen, and if you’re looking for a team of handsome chaps to sit around an unstable, food stained table and talk about Arsenal’s unlikely victory over Manchester City, Chelsea’s five star battering of Swansea…
Ghost mam
Jan 12, 2015 • 71 min
An unofficial foray into El Diego’s dark corners kicks off this week’s episode of the Football Ramble, and before Luke, Pete and Jim can recover from Marcus’s Pele related bedroom fantasy, Ronald Cow-man has wrangled three points from Manchester United,…
This is what the game of association football can do to one
Jan 5, 2015 • 69 min
Steven Gerrard has announced he’s leaving Liverpool and your newly-upgraded-for-2015 Football Ramble speculate where his latest raking pass will take him. New York? Hollywood? The sea? Once that pressing issue has been put to bed, Marcus, Luke, Pete & Jim…
All the trimmings
Dec 30, 2014 • 80 min
The Football Ramble might have had a week off for Christmas but football certainly didn’t, and Marcus, Luke, Jim and Pete shake off the mince pie crumbs to ponder Pardiola’s appointment at Palace, who will steady the ship at West Brom & Leicester City’s…
Toilet copter
Dec 16, 2014 • 71 min
Can Wayne Rooney hit the high notes? Luke, Jim, Pete and Marcus certainly do in this festive edition of the Football Ramble, harmonising beautifully over Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Liverpool and whether cutting off a player’s leg to count the…
Lythe Blatherers
Dec 9, 2014 • 72 min
The Borussia Dortmund first team might be pulling pints but Jim, Pete, Marcus & Luke are pulling no punches in the Football Ramble! Under scrutiny this week (aside from the atrocious puns) are Jose Mourinho’s ability to accept defeat, Pete’s inability to…
Boo hiss
Dec 1, 2014 • 72 min
A sensitive, thoughtful response to this week’s opening question is immediately trampled by the herd of baby elephants that is the Football Ramble, eager to discuss Manchester United’s chances of finishing in the top four, Brendan Rodgers’ ‘orgasmic’…
Smurf thought stealer
Nov 24, 2014 • 71 min
Dastardly activity in the FIFA house and beyond occupy the minds of Luke, Pete, Jim and Marcus, collectively known to the authorities as the Football Ramble, as they head up investigations into Arsenal’s recent form, Burnley’s first away win of the season…
Kevin Lasagne
Nov 17, 2014 • 72 min
Football related cleaning products in hand, (John Flashanu and Bilic Bang, anyone?) Pete, Luke, Marcus and Jim storm the Euro 2016 cupboard to run their feather dusters over Wayne Rooney’s goal-scoring record for England and a damp cloth over the national…
Movies games and videos
Nov 10, 2014 • 58 min
“Extreme violence, shooting and shouting.” Not a typical day at Ramble HQ but a chat about Frank Leboeuf’s acting career, which, after an unfortunate swerve in the direction of another memorable screen debut, is hastily abandoned in favour of admiration…
Nov 4, 2014 • 73 min
Don’t be alarmed, people, the Football Ramble drone is friendly, unlike Joe Hart, whose facial interface with referee Michael Oliver is just one of many startling incidents demanding attention in the Manchester derby. Also on the flight plan, Chelsea 2-1…
Horse snowballs
Oct 29, 2014 • 61 min
The guys are back with the usual array of football yap and technical problems. Email us at [email protected] ya suckaz! x
Milky milky
Oct 20, 2014 • 66 min
Hey now, hey now….your boyfriend’s back. As long as your boyfriend is The Football Ramble.
Memory foam
Oct 15, 2014 • 58 min
After a weekend of live Rambling, the boys are back to record a special midweek show taking in all the Euro 2016 qualifiers and a few other bits and pieces. Holla!
Boca moist
Oct 6, 2014 • 69 min
Jim reduces the show to rubble and the others try their hardest to build it again. In the end, football is not the winner. [email protected] for all your chitter-chat [email protected] for your mystery voice guesses.
Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang
Sep 30, 2014 • 72 min
Forza Four-za Ramble! The team are back as a foursome, and having a lovely time, frankly. [email protected] for all ya yap - [email protected] for all your vocal guesswork…
This show is big enough for the both of us
Sep 22, 2014 • 61 min
The Ramble returns with its very own Big Man/Little Man combo as Luke Moore and Marcus Speller hold the fort in Jim and Pete’s absence. We had the keys to an apartment we share, and we stayed up as late as we like. Like KC and Jojo, like Sonny and Cher,…
Coach? Coach? Coach? Coach!
Sep 17, 2014 • 70 min
The boys return for an hour (or so) or football chat, taking in the Premier League, some England stuff, a bit of La Liga and Serie A and all your other ‘favourite’ features. Give it a bash, eh?
Dube Jockey
Sep 10, 2014 • 56 min
The Ramblers are here sans Lukey! If you’d like to say hullo, do it by tapping in [email protected] into your email doohickey. If you’d like to have a crack at our mystery voice competition, do it [email protected] Lush!
Ben Arfa, the two of us need look no more
Sep 2, 2014 • 74 min
The Ramblers are back together as a four piece (for the first and last time this month.) Well done them. [email protected] for all ya yap, [email protected] for your mystery voice guesses…
il suffit de regarder son visage
Aug 26, 2014 • 66 min
Team ramble return sans Jim for the final time this month (on both counts.) [email protected] if you fancy a natterm [email protected] if you fancy a crack at the mysery voice compy comp! #friendoftheramble
Scotch yawner
Aug 18, 2014 • 70 min
The team are back, sans Jim Ramble for more Rambling. What else? [email protected] for all your rap. [email protected] to guess our mystery voice!
Chunky nit
Aug 12, 2014 • 74 min
Alright, due to studio trouble, the sound quality on the first Ramble of the season isn’t what it could be - and HEAVENS TO BETSY WE’RE SORRY. It’ll be better next week, because otherwise Luke has threatened to pants us all. Oh yeah, and the file size is…
Putin on the Ritz
Jul 14, 2014 • 81 min
It’s been real, it’s been confusing and emotional, but it’s over. The Ramble take one final look at World Cup 2014 with hankies at the ready. [email protected] for all your yap-trap.
Jul 10, 2014 • 48 min
Ramble. It’s happening again, mother…. [email protected] for all ya yap! x
Brazil vs Germany - the reaction
Jul 8, 2014 • 0 min
The boys are back again for more Ramble. [email protected] for all ya yap.
FIFA kickbacks
Jul 6, 2014 • 58 min
The boys are back in town, and doing a nice ramble all lovely and that. Will you sit down and endure the fruits of their labour? [email protected] for all your chitter-chat and whatnottery. xx
Neuer Neuer pants on foyer
Jul 4, 2014 • 50 min
Bang! And just like that…the ramblers appeared. [email protected] for your yappage most lovely.
The Hamez Ramble
Jun 30, 2014 • 50 min
The Ramblers are rambling. Again. It’s just what they do. [email protected] for all ya yap! Love you xx
Darkness on the edge of Natal
Jun 28, 2014 • 67 min
Luis Suarez is as cold as ice girl, we should know we’ve been to the North Pole. His soul is black as death girl, we should know we have crossed the threshold. BUT STILL OUR HEART SWEATS! Meanwhile, Russia are out and Fabio Capello doesn’t give a monkeys,…
Reality Bites
Jun 24, 2014 • 50 min
Blah blah blah football is back, Luke is back and we are all back having a lovely time talking about football [email protected] for all your chitter-chat. Believe! x
Starkus Speller
Jun 19, 2014 • 47 min
The team are back without Luke but with big stupid frowns on our faces. [email protected] for all ya yap. Px
Gone to pot
Jun 18, 2014 • 43 min
The team are back (sans Jim as it’s his birthday) so have a listen to what they have to say about the football, okay? [email protected] for all ya yappery.
The pains of being a physio at heart
Jun 15, 2014 • 61 min
The Ramblers are back and talking all things World Cup, including England’s defeat to Italy, Spain’s capitulation at the hands of Netherlands and everything else that’s happened in Brazil over the past few days. WORLD CUP WORLD CUP WORLD CUP WORLD CUP IS…
And we’re off!
Jun 13, 2014 • 31 min
The Ramblers pop in with a quick missive now the World Cup is finally underway. Discussed are the opening games between Brazil and Croatia and Cameroon and Mexico, and there’s plenty of time for refereeing conspiracy theories…
Early mench
Jun 10, 2014 • 66 min
The team are here with the first of like a bazillion wolrd cup podcasts. Steel yourself. Winter is coming, or something. [email protected] for all ya yap. DO IT.
A very live Ramble Part 2
Jun 8, 2014 • 43 min
The team descend on the Arcola theatre in the East end of London to put on a live Ramble in front of a baying and paying crowd. What could go wrong? [email protected] for all ya yap! xx
A very live Ramble Part 1
Jun 7, 2014 • 44 min
The team descend on the Arcola theatre in the East end of London to put on a live Ramble in front of a baying and paying crowd. What could go wrong? [email protected] for all ya yap! xx
The Queen deals with all of that
May 27, 2014 • 66 min
In a week where Real Madrid finally clinched ‘La Decima’, a Pete Donaldson-less Football Ramble discuss that and all the other stuff they can be bothered to squeeze into just over (YES JUST OVER) an hour of nonsense. Hit us up on Twitter: @footballramble…
The Football Ramble Play-Off Special delivered by Papa Johns - Finals Preview
May 21, 2014 • 29 min
The Football Ramble Play-Off Special delivered by Papa Johns – The Official Pizza Partner of The Football League. Papa Johns - Better Ingredients, Better Pizza. The boys look ahead to the Play-Off finals and dissect the remaining semi-final games.
I’m Godzilla
May 20, 2014 • 50 min
It’s Rambletime once again, and with all four boys together you’d best BELEEF it’s an okay one. *cough* [email protected] for all ya yap x
Ramble Shawty, it’s your birthday
May 14, 2014 • 44 min
The Ramblers are back with a slightly shorter pod this week. Och, we gave you a playoff special. What do you want, custard? [email protected] for all ya yap. x
The Football Ramble Play-Off Special delivered by Papa Johns - 2nd Leg preview-re​view!
May 13, 2014 • 37 min
The Football Ramble Play-Off Special delivered by Papa Johns – The Official Pizza Partner of The Football League. Papa Johns - Better Ingredients, Better Pizza. The boys preview some exciting semi-final 1st leg play-off action in The Football League.
A lovely big strawberry
May 7, 2014 • 69 min
Pate Mruckus Lake and Jam are here for more footy chat, IT IS THE RAMBLE INNIT BRUV [email protected] for all yer yap!
The Football Ramble Play-Off Special delivered by Papa Johns - Semi-final 1st leg preview
May 6, 2014 • 34 min
The Football Ramble Play-Off Special delivered by Papa Johns – The Official Pizza Partner of The Football League. Papa Johns - Better Ingredients, Better Pizza. The boys preview some exciting semi-final 1st leg play-off action in The Football League.
Bad Guzan
Apr 28, 2014 • 63 min
Ooohhh, it’s another bit of Ramble. [email protected] for all ya yap. Love you all x
Nigel Fromage
Apr 22, 2014 • 70 min
The Ramblers are back after an Easter Monday eating chocolates and goosing one another. [email protected] for all ya yap! Lots of love, Pete x
Steve B-Raus (Unconfirmed)
Apr 15, 2014 • 66 min
The Ramblers are back for another round of Ramble rousing. Check out the webiste for all your rambley needs.
The man in the iron’s mask
Apr 7, 2014 • 65 min
The Rambledafties return with more Football whatnottery. [email protected] for all ya yap.
Keanetry Gramma
Mar 31, 2014 • 61 min
The boys are back with more Ramble goodness. [email protected] for all your luffly yap!
Lip up Tettey
Mar 24, 2014 • 62 min
After a fairly…busy weekend in the Premier League and beyond, the Ramblers are back. [email protected] for all ya yap.
Kick Out The Walls
Mar 17, 2014 • 60 min
The boys are back - with some more lovely Ramble for yooz. [email protected] for all ya yap.
Don’t call for it if you don’t want it
Mar 10, 2014 • 57 min
The Ramblespivs are back for another hurrah. Hurrah. [email protected] for all your lovely chitter-chat.
Nutters and volleys
Mar 4, 2014 • 50 min
The boys are back (sans that fop Jim) and are ready to bring you another ruddy Ramble.
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One - Final Review
Mar 3, 2014 • 32 min
Make sure you visit for all your Capital One Cup needs.
Peter Dinkage
Feb 24, 2014 • 65 min
The boys are back. In town. Alright, it’s a village really. Why do you even care? Christ. [email protected] for all ya yap. x
Feel Like Making Love
Feb 17, 2014 • 63 min
“They totally did.” - Pete [email protected] for all your football rumour and hearsay. RIZZLE KICKS!
Awards season
Feb 10, 2014 • 61 min
The Ramblers return with another slice of Rambly action for all y’all. [email protected] for your chitty-chat and drawings of Lee Clark.
Get in the sea
Feb 4, 2014 • 68 min
After a hectic week (and mere minutes before Laudrup’s sacking) the Ramblers assembled at an unknown location, and busted out a right lovely pod. Enjoy! [email protected] for all your chat, chit and chunk.
Player President
Jan 27, 2014 • 60 min
The Ramblebums are back with a brand new show. Endure them. [email protected] for all your drawings of Luke.
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One - Semi Final Second Leg Review
Jan 23, 2014 • 34 min
Make sure you visit where you can get involved in competitions and the latest debate around the cup.
Barry Sonnenfeld
Jan 20, 2014 • 58 min
The Rambleteam are back for more abject silliness. [email protected] for ya yap.
Welcome 2 Dade County
Jan 13, 2014 • 55 min
The boys are back and ready to figure out what the bloody hell happened over the weekend. [email protected] for all your correspondence…
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One - Semi Final First Leg Review
Jan 9, 2014 • 32 min
Make sure you visit where you can get involved in competitions and the latest debate around the cup.
No Photoshop
Jan 7, 2014 • 53 min
The Ramblers are back for a brand new year - get on the Rambletruck. [email protected] for all yer yap…
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One - Semi Final First Leg Preview
Jan 6, 2014 • 30 min
Make sure you visit where you can get involved in competitions and the latest debate around the cup.
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One. Round 5 Review
Dec 19, 2013 • 31 min
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One!
Chrimbus special
Dec 17, 2013 • 65 min
The Ramblers are back for one last hurrah before Chrimbus. Have a lovely few days off, hunks! Pete x
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One. Round 5 Preview
Dec 16, 2013 • 30 min
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One!
December to Dismember
Dec 10, 2013 • 67 min
The four Ramblemen are reunited thanks to good grace of one Jim Campbell. Show to chuck us a dispatch.
Boys keep swinging
Dec 3, 2013 • 44 min
The Ramble is back for one more match, with Jim still absent and Pete full of cold, will it be a stinker? Probably. [email protected] for all your yappery.
A difficult job
Nov 26, 2013 • 70 min
Pete. Marcus. Luke. The guys are here to try and fill the power vacuum that comes hand in hand with Jim buggering off abroad to do an advert for Skoda. [email protected] for all ya emails x
Goal of the time zone
Nov 18, 2013 • 63 min
International weekend. WINternational weekend, more like! [email protected] for all yer yappage.
Going missing, nothing left to lose
Nov 11, 2013 • 70 min
The Ramblers are back in the Ramblegroove once again, and as always can be found, located - stirred if you will by contacting [email protected]
Right hand man
Nov 4, 2013 • 57 min
The Ramblers return with more guff from their minds and modern footyball. [email protected] for all yah jazz, boy! Or girl. x
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One. Round 4 Review
Oct 31, 2013 • 31 min
Thanks to Capital One, here’s your third slice of Ramble this week - any emails to [email protected] if that’s alright with you…
Top top banana
Oct 29, 2013 • 50 min
The Ramble-enforcers have assembled for the second time this week - come suckle at their collective footbally teat. [email protected] for all ya yap.
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One
Oct 28, 2013 • 34 min
Hello you! Thanks to Capital One, you’ve got two extra Rambles in your life this week - this one previews round 4 of the Capital One Cup! Enjoy…
Roaming charges
Oct 21, 2013 • 60 min
The four Ramblesquawkers are reunited after Pete’s holibobs - if you’d like to say hello - you can! [email protected] is our email address…
The Ramble gamble
Oct 14, 2013 • 55 min
Bad news: Three Ramblers this week as Peter Donaldson goes missing in action, presumed drunk. Good news: It’s international week! Club football is for suckers, international stuff is where it’s at. We’ll try and track down the fourth, northern piece to…
Declaring for England
Oct 7, 2013 • 60 min
The Ramblers are back! Have a listen to their yap, if ya want. [email protected] for the mouth talk x
Theatre of screams
Sep 30, 2013 • 52 min
Footy! Footy! Footy’s gone mad, and the Ramble is here to gawp and point. Join us. [email protected] for all yer yap. Yap at us!
The Football Ramble. Sponsored by Capital One
Sep 26, 2013 • 31 min
Hello team awesome! Thanks to Capital One, you’ve got an extra Ramble in your life this week - focusing on a fairly explosive round 3 of the Capital One Cup! Enjoy…
The Ashley Young doubters syndicate
Sep 23, 2013 • 50 min
The Ramblers return! Because that’s what we bloody do. [email protected] for all your jazztalk, hunks! x
Falling in love is hard on the Ross Barkleys
Sep 17, 2013 • 58 min
The Ramblers are BACK, Jack! Get on it. [email protected] for all ya gassin’.
Life’s a gas
Sep 9, 2013 • 51 min
The Ramblers are back in their Ramble romper suits, doing what comes natrually. Rambling. Hard. [email protected] for all yer yap!
Do the Spellerman
Sep 3, 2013 • 55 min
…and everything returns to normal. The four Ramblemen of the football apocalypse are back together for the first time this season, with plenty of transfer twaddle to chuck your way. As always, [email protected] for all yer yap.
A dollar short
Aug 29, 2013 • 50 min
Apologies for lateness, we were waiting for ol’ Ringworm Jim to get back but then he got ill like a big girl. for all ya yap.
Mobius Steve
Aug 19, 2013 • 63 min
The Ramblers are back, and still Jim-less. Don’t worry though, he’s back next week. Except Luke is away. One day we’ll be in the same room, promise…
Don’t burn the children
Aug 12, 2013 • 71 min
Never burn the children. The Ramble is back….kinda. Jim’s in Edinburgh, the naughty sod. He’ll be back soon, though. [email protected] for all your correspondence.
Becali behind bars
May 27, 2013 • 74 min
Last Ramble of the season! Rejoice! Cry! Do whatever the hell you want, ‘cos we’re on the beach.
And all the girls at school fancied him
May 20, 2013 • 67 min
Ramble! Assemble! The penultimate ramble of the season sees the fabulous four take another lolsome look at the week’s matches.
May 12, 2013 • 84 min
The Ramblers return after a week of listening to people on the radio call a man ‘Alec’. [email protected] for email-hugs.
The generation game
May 6, 2013 • 69 min
The Ramblers are back in the Ramble groove. Listen, won’t you?
All rounders
Apr 28, 2013 • 56 min
A new, and early Ramble. Lovely old job.
Let’s be handsome together
Apr 21, 2013 • 71 min
Pete’s mic was turned a bit high in this one for some reason. Sorry. Won’t happen again.
The Horse Puncherer
Apr 15, 2013 • 72 min
The Ramblers are back, and ready to get ROCKED. Or do a podcast, or something.
Getting sucked in
Apr 7, 2013 • 65 min
Ramble! New! Show! Ramble! Talking! Ramble! Shamble.
Apr 2, 2013 • 56 min
Another step closer to the end of the English season, another Ramble. It’s lovely to see you.
Leader of the pack
Mar 25, 2013 • 72 min
Winter is coming. [email protected] for chat, rizlas.
Venus fly tramps
Mar 20, 2013 • 70 min
And four’s a Ramble! A little late this week, the boys are back in town and ready to give you their all…
We needed to talk about Kevin
Mar 12, 2013 • 55 min
Alright, you lot? A new Ramble here, a day late (sorry about that). This week, slow footballers, FA Cup action and lots and lots of other things from the world of football. Still no Pete, he’ll be back next week. We’ve just got to remember where we left…
Mike Ashley - Target Man
Mar 4, 2013 • 56 min
This week on The Football Ramble, Marcus, Jim and Luke bat the conversational ball back and forth while Pete swans off somewhere stupid with his rubbish hair and clothes. Twitter is @footballramble and is the destination for all your…
It belongs in the television now
Feb 25, 2013 • 73 min
Marcus is back, after being kicked out of Vietnam for being reprehensible. As always, [email protected] for all ya gassin’.
Experience times problem
Feb 18, 2013 • 56 min
Bash! One more week until we get our Spellerman back. Can’t wait. [email protected] for all yer gobbage. Ta! x
Camp Noon
Feb 11, 2013 • 53 min
With old father Marcus still in Vietnam making the most of his sex tourist visa, Pete Luke and Jim mend and make do in his absence. [email protected] for your chitter chatz.
Yeah, we didn’t think Marcus did all that much either
Feb 4, 2013 • 45 min
And so Marcus (the big fat quitter) buggers off East for some kind of gun show and the remaining three have to somehow make a Ramble out of bits of old twig and spit. Pete’s gonna try and be Marcus next week, so maybe skip the next one and meet us back…
A lack of respect
Jan 28, 2013 • 68 min
The FA CUP is back! And it’s all shiny again. We love it, I’m sure you do too. [email protected] for your yap.
Shut up Eddie
Jan 21, 2013 • 65 min
You are. No, YOU ARE! The Ramblers do some world-class shouting for an hour and you might like to have a listen in. [email protected] for all yer yap.
Tiago time
Jan 14, 2013 • 65 min
The Ramblecockles are back in da area, and ready to shoot some breeze, soccer-style. [email protected] for all yer gas and that.
You were hard as stone. Solid stone. For me.
Jan 7, 2013 • 68 min
Darling I love you! The Ramblers are back for 2013, and we do hope you had a great couple of weeks. As always, [email protected] for all your 2013 chatterchackles and talkybums.
Christmas Scullyduggery
Dec 17, 2012 • 46 min
The one where Luke turned up. [email protected] to say hello and all that. Have a great break, if indeed you’re having one.
Gallantry and Gauloises
Dec 11, 2012 • 63 min
Another Luke-light Ramble reaches your ears thanks to Marcus, Pete and Jim. Never fear, he’ll be back very, very soon indeed. [email protected] for all yer festive chatternacks.
The EU crybaby mountain
Dec 4, 2012 • 67 min
Lukey’s back with his lovely beard, and his even lovelier opinions. [email protected] for all of yours…
Total admin
Nov 27, 2012 • 67 min
Lukey isn’t very well, so the Ramblettes are forced to plough on without our sweet Prince.
We mention that sex tape again
Nov 19, 2012 • 67 min
The Ramblers are back, with only a few Ramble shopping days until Christmas, the boys bust out some ‘Ramblechat’ for one and all. [email protected] for all yer yap.
DJ Jazzy Geoff Cameron
Nov 12, 2012 • 58 min
Another week in Rambletown, and the boys are back with another phat and phunky show. Warning: may contain copious amounts of summertime. [email protected] for all your correspondence…
Jeffrey Lynn Goldblum
Nov 6, 2012 • 52 min
The Ramblers assemble once more, like a crappy set of Power Rangers. Football is talked about. [email protected] for all the chatty talk and that.
A literal Mickey Mouse club
Oct 30, 2012 • 61 min
It’s Rambletime! Look busy. As always, [email protected] for all yer chat and that.
Angry White Males
Oct 23, 2012 • 68 min
The Ramble is back and in full effect - in that Pete bought everyone toffee apples, and ate three of them himself. [email protected] for all your mouth yap - we’ll see you next time!
The PHIL GARTSIDE walkabout
Oct 16, 2012 • 61 min
Back once again, the renegade master’s just popped to the loo and the boys are ready to put out another Football Walkabout. [email protected] for all yer yap.
Stop dancing and get working
Oct 9, 2012 • 77 min
The Ramblers are back once again sans the renegade master, and they’ve got one heck of a show for you! [email protected] to say hello. Or goodbye. Whatever, man.
The Football Ramble acid special
Oct 1, 2012 • 66 min
A jet-lagged Pete is back in Rambletown for a four-strong Ramble… As always, [email protected] for all your correspondence.
The end of 80s hair
Sep 24, 2012 • 73 min
Pete is still AWOL from the studio, but don’t worry y’all, he’ll be back next week. Meanwhile, the remaining three Ramblers discuss which players they’d like to take out for the day, cast their beady eyes over the weekend’s results both at home and abroad…
Inspired by armadillos
Sep 18, 2012 • 68 min
In what has been a momentous week for the city of Liverpool, The Ramblers induct an Anfield legend into the Dean Windass Hall of Fame. There’s also all your usual chat about Europe and South America as well as light-shedding on the League Cup 100m sprint…
Since the year dot
Sep 11, 2012 • 66 min
International week sees the boys chat about all the home nations and their travails here and abroad, there’s a smattering of chat about the Football League, and a great profile to sink your teeth into. No Pete this week, he’s gone to Los Angeles to get…
Backtrack attack
Sep 4, 2012 • 79 min
Not a podcast for not-Pete side of the city. The boys are back in town with guffaws, titters and giggles. [email protected] for all yer mouth-talk.
You two stop running
Aug 28, 2012 • 66 min
Jim’s back from Edinburgers, and he’s ready to get amongst the footballery this week, the workshy fop. [email protected] to say hullo, like.
Eaten alive
Aug 20, 2012 • 62 min
The greatest league the world has ever known, or ever will know is back - and the Ramblers run the rule all over its sorry behind. Warning: contains laboured puns about dead neurologists. [email protected] for all your chatter chitz and that.
Heebie GBs
Aug 14, 2012 • 65 min
The football season may have begun with a whimper, but fear not - the Ramble (sans that workshy fop Jim) are back to run the rule over the kicking and shooting and defending and falling over. [email protected] for all your correspondence - also…
2012-13 Community Shield preview
Jul 2, 2012 • 50 min
The Ramblers (minus Pete) dissect the end of the European Championships and doff their collective caps to Spain at the end of what has been a wonderful summer of football. There’s general praise for the tournament itself, a chat about favourite moments…
Hacer historia
Jun 30, 2012 • 51 min
The second-to-last Ramble of the Euro 2012 tournament, people! We’re more pumped than a very pumped thing over here, and hope you are too! [email protected] for all your emails! Smashing.
The lazy tour of eleven idle apprentices
Jun 25, 2012 • 46 min
So, the boys shut up shop against Italy, which cost them dearly. But not to worry, still plenty of this fabulous tournament still to go… [email protected] for all your chitter chat and whatnottery.
Planks of four
Jun 20, 2012 • 44 min
Bash! The Ramble return to London and all their recording equipment, inexplicably has survived the journey. And what a couple of days it’s been in one of the most exciting tournaments in recent memory. [email protected] for all your chit and your…
Budte zdorovi
Jun 17, 2012 • 41 min
And so the Ramble team leave Kiev with love in the heart and salo in their bellies. [email protected] for all your chatty chits! See you back in old Blighty…
Lavender beer
Jun 16, 2012 • 41 min
Bash! Another Ramble comin’ atcha recorded live in Kiev. Warning: may contain hungover men.
Free the Ramble one
Jun 14, 2012 • 44 min
The Ramble boys, minus Pete, record their first show from Kiev. There’s talk of dog gangs, pig fat, Jay from the boy band 5ive and the usual round up of all the games we’ve seen so far. If you come across Pete, please return him to Horodetskogo St, Kiev,…
Jun 11, 2012 • 52 min
Mere seconds before the Ramblers embark on a Euro adventure, they take time out to bust out a post England-France smasher.
Piano for sale
Jun 7, 2012 • 59 min
It’s nearly here…Euro 2012 is but 24 hours away, and the boys are beside themselves. [email protected] for all yer chat!
Swedish royal princess
May 30, 2012 • 91 min
So, mere days away from the start of Euro 2012, the boys are in high spirits, like Jon Parkin on a day off. With it being the last profile of the season, we thought we’d go out with a bang - an extra long profile for your ears. That’ll tide you over until…
Uploaded by John Terry
May 23, 2012 • 70 min
The season may very well be over, but there’s plenty to talk about in Rambletown. So strap yourself in, and get ready to get psyched, cakeface. [email protected] for all your email action.
Kevin ist kein name sondern eine diagnose
May 14, 2012 • 72 min
No sooner have the Ramblers put their trousers back on after the most pant-dampening Premier League final day in recent memory, another pod has to be podded. We hope you enjoy it! As always [email protected] for all your hot gossip, chatternacks,…
Baldy beard beard
May 9, 2012 • 67 min
Well, with only two Rambles left of the domestic season, the Ramblers took it upon themselves to turn up for the record a bit loopy, to be honest. We just about got through it intact, but you might not. Apologies! As always, [email protected] for…
Woy the buoyed
May 1, 2012 • 65 min
So, Mr Hodgson is finally the bride! So much to squeeze in on this weeks show, hopefulyy we haven’t missed anything too lolsome out. As always, [email protected] for all your chit…and indeed your chat. We love you and want to do a sex on you.
The Wilhelm-Torres scream
Apr 25, 2012 • 69 min
Easy now! It’s Ramble time and you’re quite welcome to it - on the show Pete attempts to make up for his Sunderland transgressions on the last pod in the least effective way possible, we all pitch in with tall tales from the rail network, and we induct a…
John Roder celebrate
Apr 16, 2012 • 60 min
The Ramblers climb upon the Ramblehorse once more, fresh from no less than two FA Cup matches. As always, if you’d like to get in touch and slam us upside the head with some chitter-chat, feel free… [email protected] for all of that.
No swearing in the profile
Apr 11, 2012 • 63 min
Boosh! As we head into the final furlong of the oddest football season in recent memory, another Ramble smashes forth from its eggy birth-mess, and climbs into your ears. In a nice way, though. [email protected] for all your…
Mouldmasters of the universe
Apr 4, 2012 • 66 min
‘This question has brought out the absolute worst in us’ says Lukey Moore a couple of minutes in, and we imagine the world can only sit there and agree. Thanks for listening to this absolute gob for 5 years. [email protected] for all your…
Professor unit
Mar 27, 2012 • 64 min
Easy Ruzzles! It’s the Football Ramble, it’s back again all nice in your ears - this week talk turns to plans for Real Madrid Island, Pulis and his shiny brass testicles, plus Paulo Di Canio. [email protected] for all your drawings, poems and…
Shreeves Tuesday
Mar 21, 2012 • 65 min
Another week of soccerballs laid bare by some Ramblefolk - we talk FC Schalke 04, Metalist Kharkov, and Rickie Lambert (celebrate.) If you’d like to say ‘hi’, be our guest - [email protected]
Diamond Lights
Mar 14, 2012 • 59 min
Upload when we want….upload when we want! We’re the Ramble, we upload when we want. Apologies for lateness, we wanted to finish watching that Chelsea match. As always, [email protected] for maximum email-iness.
Marking fictionally
Mar 6, 2012 • 60 min
Another hectic week both on and off the field for the Football Ramble to take in. For example, Pete bought a ukelele on Friday. Scenes. And yes, we did realise that we forgot to give away the Cup Winner’s Cup Twitter account - if you’d like to bag it,…
Feed the Pogrebnyak
Feb 28, 2012 • 58 min
Howdy! It’s Wednesday, so no doubt you’re wondering where the heck your weekly dose of football nonsense is. It’s here. Right here. Enjoy it, hold it to your chest, grind it into a fine powder and stir it into a nice whiskey if you want. It’s yours. It’s…
And we’re live…
Feb 21, 2012 • 61 min
The Ramblers transmit their very first live video podcast into the internet-ether. Good job somebody had the foresight to press ‘record’ and ‘play’ on the old tape recorder, then. And here is the audio version, down your podcast pipe. We may broadcast a…
Two minute warning
Feb 15, 2012 • 59 min
Better late than ever! The boys are here to give you a (day after) Valentine’s day soccer smooch. [email protected] for all your emails and drawings of Marcus, if he was a wolf.
Don’t slave to the result REUPLOADED
Feb 8, 2012 • 62 min
If the last one doesn’t work, try this one…
Don’t slave to the result
Feb 8, 2012 • 62 min
This week the Ramblers had plenty to discuss in Europe and beyond - so they did. As always teamsters - we can be contacted at [email protected] and over on the website too. Check out our blogs! ‘Yee haw.’
Mars vs Reid vs ice-cream
Jan 31, 2012 • 57 min
The Ramblers convene a day before the Jim White-sponsored day of immense stupidity and bluster, or ‘transfer deadline day’ for purists. So naturally we pretty much completely ignore the very notion of players moving clubs, instead concentrating on the…
Rosie 47
Jan 25, 2012 • 59 min
After a weekend where three-quarters of the Ramble attended a football match (and Pete ended up with thrown tea all over his trousers) there’s plenty in the world of soccerballs to talk about. Get amongst it. As always, [email protected] for all…
50 grand in a suitcase
Jan 18, 2012 • 55 min
Another week, another lower league club getting well and truly shafted. Seconds before the show begins uploading, we’re told that Darlington Football Club is dead, then five minutes later we’ve got fans turning up on the administrator’s door with 50k in a…
Sitting in a tin can
Jan 11, 2012 • 66 min
First things first, happy birthday David Bowie. Secondly, a podcast happened. Have a listen if you like, shortacks. As always, [email protected] for modelling contracts, furious LFC fan venting, and stories about silly things shouted at football…
We’re gonna need a cleaner boat
Jan 4, 2012 • 67 min
Happy 2012 Rambleforce! The boys are back once more to kick football in the testicles, and let the fun flow forth. As always, [email protected] for all your emails, and drawings of Marcus. For some reason Luke’s microphone is a bit quiet this…
Holt: Get him on that (Cargo) plane
Dec 20, 2011 • 82 min
The final Ramble of the calendar year, and the boys are in high spirits. Just before Rambling, Pete and Marcus tried to fit inside an old extra large football shirt, and we all ate mince pies. Some football was talked about, as well - the results of which…
Frosted-tip lowlights
Dec 14, 2011 • 56 min
Rambleforce…assemble! The team are back with their second last Ramble of the year - Luke had just returned from All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pet was off his chuff on Sudafed, and Marcus was just Marcus. As always teamsters, [email protected] for all…
Oh…Shola Ameobi (OBE)
Dec 6, 2011 • 67 min
The Rambleguttersnipes take an early-December shufty at the weekend’s football, recording (for the second week running) days after another much-loved footballer loses his life. Let’s hope 2012 brings better luck for our soccerball heroes. As always,…
Get one yourself son
Nov 29, 2011 • 55 min
The Ramblers reconvene the day after a pretty awful weekend for the sport, after the sad death of a Welsh great. As always, [email protected] for your emails.
Humble Lasagna
Nov 22, 2011 • 66 min
Easy team! The Ramblers are back, and want everyone to be in their gang, inexplicably. Man City smash all known records with their feet and brains, and Blackburn score from the most curious corner kick you’ll ever see. As always,…
Oh! England my Lionheart
Nov 15, 2011 • 62 min
The four Ramblers park the Ramblebus once more, and get down to some football chitter-chat on the back seats. If you’d like to say a big ‘hullo’ or come down to the Comedy Store on Monday, or attend Ramble drinks….get in touch here:…
Spitting games
Nov 8, 2011 • 59 min
The Ramblers reconvene after another big weekend of ‘soccerballz’ - another peach from Kevin Phillips in the Championship, and the chance to induct another legend into the DWHOF. As always, [email protected] for chitty-chat, and get yourself to…
Some strikers are bigger than others
Nov 2, 2011 • 57 min
This week, our intrepid Ramblers take in another barnstorming weekend in European soccer. They pop to Moldova to witness a ref receiving a right hander, and The Czech Republic to see one stumble around the pitch, as drunk as a Lord. As always,…
Late night love
Oct 25, 2011 • 56 min
What a week it’s been for football, for fireworks and for people who love a good lol. This week the Ramblers talk about you know who-telli, some Ghanaian refs get some time off, and the world takes a sharp intake of breath as they wait to see if Lukey can…
Who’s the bluest now?
Oct 19, 2011 • 61 min
Maradona’s up to his old tricks and it’s up to the Ramblers to give you the good news. More info on Anders Limpar’s time machine comes to the fore, and Marcus beats the drum for Scotland. [email protected] if you wanna grab yourself a slice of…
Oct 12, 2011 • 56 min
So…England have qualified for the Euros, but nobody seems to have noticed. The boys are back to lash out themselves, without fear of getting sent to the stands. If you’d like to have a crack at winning that PES 2012 game, get in touch:…
Snowshoe BBQ
Oct 5, 2011 • 60 min
Here comes the Football Ramble! For the month of October we’re sponsored by PES 2012, which means we’ll be chucking plenty of games your way. On this week’s show, Chris Powell gives his team a dressing ‘up’ on the pitch, Sergio Canales scores his first…
Midnite Vultures
Sep 27, 2011 • 64 min
Team Ramble celebrate another eventful weekend in the life of that thing we sometimes refer to as ‘football’ with another hour of japes, jokes and jockstraps. Jim does a funny voice at the end, which scares the life out of Pete, and Marcus uses a vulgar…
A weekend of slips
Sep 21, 2011 • 57 min
Rambleforce…..assemble! The boys are back in Ramble HQ, and they’re ready to talk footypops to you. And you. And even you! This week, the old guard are popping up with some decent hits - Nobby Solano and Kevin Phillips to name but two, Karl Henry and Joey…
Watching wives
Sep 13, 2011 • 55 min
The four Ramblers find themselves faced with headlines such as ‘Harry for England’ and ‘Balotelli visits prison’, and naturally decide that they’re not gonna have to exert themselves too much this week. As always, [email protected] for all…
Sportive Lemur
Sep 7, 2011 • 59 min
The Ramblers are back once more, but this time as the lesser-spotted four piece! This week, Chile and Spain get as tasty as their food, another San Marino team are put to the sword, and your emails almost put Pete in hospital. [email protected]
Difficult Days
Aug 31, 2011 • 55 min
In a bit of transfer deadline day madness, The Ramble welcome back Jim but lose Pete for a week. There’s talk of Arsenal’s ten goal thriller at Old Trafford, Edin Dzeko’s haul and (incredibly) yet another ex-footballing teacher. Elsewhere, a player…
Drei Kerle, eine Schale
Aug 24, 2011 • 59 min
The guys hose themselves down after an afternoon in the stands, good old Warnock alienates five thousand supporters, and Paulo Di Canio eats a nightmare. [email protected] is our email address. Say hello, won’t ya?
Hashtag: gutted
Aug 17, 2011 • 61 min
Still one man down, the Ramblers take in the opening day of the Premier League, the Supercopa de España, and they find out that the Becali apple doesn’t fall far from the metaphor tree. As always, [email protected] for maximum satisfaction.
Robin Van Punchie
Aug 10, 2011 • 47 min
The boys (sans Jim) return for the second pod of the season - taking in the Community Shield, the start of the Football League and the first few games in that land mass pedants like to call ‘Europe’. As always, [email protected] for all ya…
Boys of summer
Aug 3, 2011 • 61 min
Hello, hello - it’s good to be back! The Ramblers pile into a steaming hot RambleHQ with tales of transfer whatnottery, ill-advised backheels, and the long-awaited FIFA shakedown. As always, [email protected] for all your emails, pictures of…
The Ice Rabbit cometh
May 31, 2011 • 67 min
The final Ramble of the season! The boys from da hood take a less than well-earned break, but not before smashing out some truth bombs into your unsuspecting earholes. We’ll be back August 3rd, but until then we can still be reached on…
Grabbing the Rossi by the horns
May 24, 2011 • 64 min
The four ramblemen take in the final weekend in the English top-flight, and look forward to the Champio-leagio-finallio (which is what it should totally be called) As always, [email protected] for your emails, and get ready for the final show of…
Berence Brent Barby
May 18, 2011 • 58 min
Goldilocks is back from her Jordanian adventure, so we’re back to full strength once more, as the FA Cup gets all won up all nice and El Diego makes a welcome return to his corner. As always, [email protected] for your emails!
Al-Mamlaka al-Urduniyya al-Hashemiyya
May 10, 2011 • 63 min
Marcus has buggered off to Jordan this week, so in his wake the three remaining Ramblers try to pull together a show, with varying results. As always, get in touch on [email protected] and the hairy one will be back next week! Bo!
Barry Chuckle
May 4, 2011 • 65 min
This week the boys do their best to derail a profile detailing the life of one of Pete’s personal heroes, we take a trip to Diego corner once more, and we hear about an Everton supporter who bloody loves Phil Neville. As always, [email protected]
A granny is an old child
Apr 26, 2011 • 59 min
This week, Marcus tries out some ‘drug talk’ on the boys, Luke is on his second podcast of the day, and Jim is just plain hungover. Pete is as sexy and professional as always. If you’d like to say hullo, it’s [email protected] and make sure you…
Apr 20, 2011 • 58 min
Pete’s back in the Ramble groove this week, so we’ve prepared an extra special treat for him (even though he didn’t bring us back any presents.) Also in the show, we look at the FA Cup weekend just gone, and hand out handfuls of props to Gustavo and his…
In Lehmann’s Terms
Apr 13, 2011 • 53 min
With Pete still away, Planet Ramble just about keeps on spinning as the boys talk about Big Mad Mental Jens’ return to Premier League football, Phil Neville and a man who’s apparently been dubbed the Romanian Mourinho. Elsewhere, Zizou proves that he…
The Statue is Mine
Apr 6, 2011 • 52 min
After finding themselves a man down due to Pete popping across the pond to the US of A, the three remaining Ramblers set about giving the football news stories of the week a working over. There’s the new expensive statue in west London (not Torres), the…
Pass the Blue WKD
Mar 30, 2011 • 60 min
The Ramblers are back in a full-length, full-fat adventure after last week’s debacle. The DWHOF is back in earnest and they take a look at the weekend’s international funfun. As always, [email protected] is the email address wot matters.
Purple Rain
Mar 23, 2011 • 45 min
Fate befalls the ramblers this week. A fate worse than death itself. Keep listening for the 411, yo. As always, [email protected] for you dispatches and email jingles. And we promise, this will be sorted by next week. Bear with us.
The Messi vendor
Mar 16, 2011 • 46 min
Apologies for the tardiness of this week’s slice of Ramble cake, we had a bit of a problem with the mics, so pete had to climb inside his computer and clean its pipes. As a result tiny wee bits of the show may sound a little strange to the avid Rambler,…
The Papa Bouba Diop Bros.
Mar 9, 2011 • 56 min
This week, the Ramble team had precisely one hour to get a show in the can before running into the front room and watching the Barca-Arsa match. Did they manage to get it done in time? You’re about to find out. Thanks to Ed Wenn of for a…
Mar 2, 2011 • 50 min
The Ramblers take down the League Cup final’s particulars, Luke gets all hot for the Nuge (so what’s new?) and Udinese put on a bit of a spread. As always, emails and email jingles to [email protected] (try and beat this week’s jingy…) or meet…
It’s a theoretical particle, Geoff
Feb 23, 2011 • 57 min
The ramblepunks chow down on the magic of the FA cup, the magic of falling down a lift shaft, and the magic of inducting the nippiest player ever into the DWHOF. As always, [email protected] for all your jingles and emails. Lovely stuff.
El Fenómeno
Feb 15, 2011 • 64 min
The Rambleteam celebrate the career of the greatest striker in recent history, Luke and Marcus bicker over the West London derby, and Jim thinks about what horrors Barca have in store for his beloved Arsenal. As always, [email protected] for…
Boom, shake the room
Feb 9, 2011 • 52 min
The Ramblers take stock of a busy Prem Prem weekend, we hear from Louis Van Testicles and another legend gets inducted into the DWHOF. All emails and email jingles to [email protected]…or see us in the forum!
Insane in every membrane possible
Feb 2, 2011 • 57 min
While Premier League clubs try to spend the national debt of Ethiopia, the Ramblers take a look at the comings and the goings. They also hear from an accommodating publican, and we induct another football legend into the DWHOF.…
Let’s all calm down and listen to Luke
Jan 19, 2011 • 58 min
The Ramblefrinks take in another busy weekend on planet football - two thirds of the January transfer window is behind us, and there’s plenty to chat about. Plus they induct another legend into the DWHOF. As always, [email protected] for all…
One in the eye for the Afro-sceptics
Jan 12, 2011 • 53 min
This week the ramblers take a look at the FA Cup, Kenny Dalglish has all kinds of fires to fight at Liverpool, and the Asia cup begins. As always, [email protected] for all your emails, or see us in the forum!
Toys in the pram
Jan 5, 2011 • 64 min
Happy new year Rambleforce! The four men of the Ramble-ocalypse return with an almighty wedge of football chitter-chat to smash into your ravenous ears. As always, [email protected] for all your emails, or see us in the forum at…
Putting the cool in daddy cool
Dec 21, 2010 • 64 min
It’s a bumper christmas cracker from the Ramble-Santas this week, despite the distinct lack of action on our tiny little island. Big Woy Hodgson wants a holiday warchest, D-Beck reveals he wants a winter break in Europe and the boys pick out their…
Maldini fell for it too
Dec 14, 2010 • 61 min
The Ramblers take in a decidedly quiet weekend of round ball shenanigans - Red Star get a brand new manager, Totti gets a golden foot and Adriano wins something he won’t be putting on his mantelpiece any time soon. As always, [email protected]
Mike Ashley, space criminal
Dec 8, 2010 • 59 min
This week’s ramble contains a furious Pete, an under the weather Lukey, and a ‘lovely’ Marcus. Jim turned up as well. The boys discuss a fine week for La Liga’s big boys, Samir Nasri and Mr Jermaine Beckford. As always, get yourself to the forum for lols,…
Ramble relaxation day
Dec 1, 2010 • 60 min
The Ramblers take in the big Barca vs Real match, they hear from a couple of listeners with an El Diego story to tell, and try to find a TV vehicle for West Ham manager Avram Grant. As always, [email protected] for all your emails, or see us…
Thanks for your hospitality
Nov 24, 2010 • 58 min
The Ramblers take a looky-loo at this weekend’s goings on - Mr Marcus goes to QPR, Balotelli issues a come-and-get-Zlat plea, and a load of Scottish referees go a bit mad. As always, [email protected] for your emails, or see us in the forum!
Luke’s Myspace page
Nov 17, 2010 • 63 min
The ramblers talk fists of fury, a fine performance by Sunderland and Pete confuses England with Britain. Oh well. Apologies for a slight mobile phone buzz in the first five minutes, it does disappear after that, and the culprit has been suitably…
The Jose tie fighter
Nov 10, 2010 • 61 min
The four ramblers take in the ‘Carroll for England’ campaign, Zlatan does something Zlatanny, and Cassano says sorry. Amazing scenes. As always, [email protected] for your emails, and get involved in the forum for crying out loud, it’s…
My Dad is Denis Law
Nov 3, 2010 • 60 min
The Ramblepops take a shufty at another controversial goal in the Premiership, Pete’s in heaven after a derby day to remember - and speaking of derbies, we get a first hand account of the great Penarol vs Nacional fixture. As always,…
Everybody was airport fighting
Oct 27, 2010 • 71 min
The Ramblers celebrate Pele’s 70th Birthday with cake and streamers, Chilavert lands a punch or two on a football agent, and we induct the son of a Bexleyheath electrician into the Dean Windass Hall Of Fame. [email protected] for all your…
Desk Fabregas
Oct 20, 2010 • 75 min
The Ramblers talk Rooney, racism and a busy weekend in the European leagues. Lovely stuff. As always, [email protected] for you correspondence. And come play live fantasy football with us over at!
Dog not dead
Oct 13, 2010 • 62 min
The Ramblecads take a shufty at the weekend’s international fixtures, casting a glance so sideways that they almost damage their retinas. They also touch on Lawrie’s legacy in Northern Ireland, and the President of Bolivia puts an opponent down quicker…
The gravy train
Oct 6, 2010 • 72 min
The Ramblebeard returns just in time for a special DWHOF inductee - we discuss a weekend of ‘strong’ challenges, take a look at the new England squad and a very special food delivery system at St. Pauli. As always, [email protected] for your…
Garforth and manage
Sep 29, 2010 • 66 min
Still one man down, The Ramblefolk talk ‘the law’ - and letters pertaining to it, Paul Gascoigne’s latest job, and FIFA’s shrug of the shoulders in relation to that hot potato (replete with fascistic butter,) racism. As always,…
The one about Cobi Jones
Sep 23, 2010 • 60 min
So, while Luke’s away, the Ramblers will play - they take a look at this weekend’s results, they receive an Akinfenwa update from a listener, and Pete goes off one about a certain dreadlocked Coventry striker. Our favourite Pompey Prince will be back in…
The Football Ramble Dot Com
Sep 15, 2010 • 64 min
The Ramble-bots peek at the week’s football ack-shun, taking in furious ref/manager exchanges from Moyes and Jeffries, the storming match up at Oakwell, and the arrogance of Bayern’s director of sport. Oh, and Pete merks the Aston Villa website in the…
Team Rob Palmer
Sep 8, 2010 • 67 min
Team Ramble talk favourite hat trick Harrys, the Euro qualifiers, and bread. As always, [email protected] for chatty chat, for fun times. Cheers!
Mufti Day
Sep 1, 2010 • 71 min
The Rambleboys (complete with Jim) give the week in football a good old dressing down. They pick out their favourite on-field battles, take a look at the England squad, and have a giggle at poor old John Paintsil. Hey, and if you’d like to say hello,…
A Lorry-Load Of Units
Aug 25, 2010 • 62 min
The Ramblebuggers take on the second week of the PremPrem, Pete gets all excited about all things Newcastle, and Luke decides he wants his bedroom to look just like the SkySports MNF studio. As always, [email protected] for emails, and…
Gordie Howe Hat Trick
Aug 17, 2010 • 66 min
The Ramble-fluffers cast their ramble-eyes over the opening weekend of the GREATEST LEAGUE IN THE WORLD, Luke strolls over to Diego corner one last time (maybe) and Pete tries to shoehorn in the most spectacular Dirty Dancing/Shay Given play on words…
It’s a Lovely Move!
Aug 11, 2010 • 61 min
The Ramble Bods welcome in the start of the season with discussions of new kits and opening day results in the Football League. The latest additions to the Premier League have their survival chances weighed up, a Brazilian born star returns home and we…
The Colonial Outpost Of Bolton
Aug 3, 2010 • 60 min
The Ramble Enforcers take a sneaky peek at the return of the Championship, The New York Cosmos rise again, and the boys argue about precisely how much of a steal Kris Boyd is.Also, in the words of The Who, ‘meet the new boss, same as the old boss’ - it…
“If They Touch The Massage Therapist, I’m Out.”
Jul 28, 2010 • 64 min
The boys talk memorable summer signings, that Henry interview, and Raul/Guti, who’s apparently ‘Guti-ing out of there.’ (See what we did there.) Diego corner returns, along with a DWHOF entrant that may very well tear the fabric of time and space with its…
The Grand Cordon Of The Order Of The Rising Sun
Jul 21, 2010 • 70 min
This week in the Ramble pipe, ‘them indoors’ carefully fillet the latest transfer rumours both human and Octupus, they take a look at the various awards Sepp Blatter has had bestowed upon him, and there’s a long awaited Dean Windass Hall Of Fame entrant.…
Insert Montage Here
Jul 12, 2010 • 54 min
The ramble boys, live from a house in Johannesburg, tell tall tales of their final days in South Africa, and the closing matches of the World Cup. Oh, and they apologise for their previous indiscretions as well. As always, [email protected]
The Conga Of Shame
Jul 9, 2010 • 43 min
The ramblers have an extra special Johannesburg look at The Spanish ‘conga of shame’, James or Jim meets his hero, and they also take time out to watch some South African TV.As always, [email protected] for all communications, and get yersel’…
‘Adam Coombs’
Jul 5, 2010 • 44 min
The ramblers dissect a weekend of quarter-final awesomeness - they try to console a tearful Gyan, and Luke paces into a rather crestfallen Diego corner. The ramblers also get a whiff of embarrassment, and therefore find it in their hearts to compound…
Jul 1, 2010 • 48 min
The boys take a peek at Pele corner, we ask Marcus where his Humberto went, and we also hear of a novel approach to goalline technology…As usual, [email protected] for your bits and bobs - for your ramble vids and assorted…
​’Let’s Get It Out Of The Way Then’
Jun 28, 2010 • 55 min
The boys deal with ‘that match’, Luke and Jim go toe-to-toe over the use of goal-line technology, and we hear a great story about a English language teacher with a rather unique approach to international relations… As always, [email protected]
​Hypocrisy Corner
Jun 24, 2010 • 40 min
The boys kneel at the altars of Saint Palermo, and ex-president Bill Clinton. It’s like 1998 all over again! (Palermo scored 38 goals that year, and Clinton…well he scored a lot too.) It could only be the Football Ramble. [email protected] for…
‘I’m Pavlos, And I Need The Toilet’
Jun 21, 2010 • 48 min
This Monday the Rambleclots talk about Steven Gerrard’s five-star prison, the French petulance, and Lukey fills us in on the existence of his so-called ‘opposite men’. Baffling. As always, [email protected] for your correspondence and…
“Whoever Is Afraid Should Stay At Home”
Jun 17, 2010 • 48 min
The Ramblers give you another set of notable quotables from ​El Diego - fresh from his very own corner. The boys try and buy some tickets from Robbie Earle, find out what happens in an Indonesian earthquake, and they tackle the burning question of the…
Don’t Abandon The Little Boys
Jun 14, 2010 • 51 min
The Rambleforce pull out all the stops to bring you an extra special World Cup Ramble - all in aid of, where you can find videos, blogs and all kinds of awesome shenanigans. We’ve got Dieg-lol Maradona. We’ve got a Ghanaian man with a…
‘It’s Beef on the Grill Time.’
Jun 9, 2010 • 61 min
World Cup fever hits Ramble Town as the boys scan through groups A to H with a fine toothbrush. If you’d like to find out what the Uruguayan players will be drinking in South Africa, which South American president has been having a sly dig at Argentina’s…
An Unpleasant War
Jun 1, 2010 • 52 min
This week, the Rambleclots manage to predict the England Squad a full two days before the Capellotron 5000 printed out his team sheet; Jim gets dazzled by the NASL once again, and another super sweet (clue) World Cup themed Hall of Famer. As always…
The Excavation of Tutankhamun
May 26, 2010 • 52 min
The Ramble-Pharaohs sit atop their pyramids of chat, taking in some more World Cup squaddage, some fine Champions League final goals, and Marcus has a bit of bother pronouncing Oguchialu Chijioke Onyewu’s name. I dare say ‘The Gooch’ has experienced this…
Now Where’s That Passport?
May 19, 2010 • 66 min
The Rambleforce discuss the preliminary World Cup squads, Michael Ballack being merked by a Prince, and there’s also special World Cup Hall of Fame entrant. And epic news - we tell you precisely what our plans for the next two months will be. And it’s…
No way. Not at one-nil.
May 12, 2010 • 58 min
Down at Rambleforce HQ this week, the boys nominate their goals of the season, we find out why you shouldn’t pretend to support Spurs, and someone mentions Monster Munch. How very retro. Email [email protected] if you’ve got owt to say for…
You’ll Have To Speak Up…I’m A Trifle Deaf
May 4, 2010 • 68 min
The ramblefunsters celebrate the cultured footballing brains of both Roy Hodgson and Shtevey Eurosh, we admire gelatin in all its forms, and the Hall Of Fame this week leaves Petey tumescent with excitement. As always, direct your anger/adulation to…
Diplomacy Has No Place In My House
Apr 28, 2010 • 59 min
This week, Team Ramblore are talking great PFA players of the past, sticker albums and an emotional Dave Kitson….and we learn about probably the greatest goals-to-games ratio in football. RambleRambleRambleRambleforce!As always, a penny for your thoughts…
A ‘Nuthink Nuthink’ Result
Apr 21, 2010 • 61 min
The Ramblers talk about Paul Scholes and his penchant for the spectacular, McClaren being mere minutes away from the title at Twente, and they come up with a unique solution for the problem of sore nip nips. Also, Mutu’s in trouble again. It could only be…
Paulo Jorge dos Santos Futre Ten
Apr 14, 2010 • 66 min
The Ramble orphans discuss exceptional players in poopy teams, Luke does some Pompey posturing, and we discuss whether or not the Champions League is more exciting now the British teams are out. And where on earth is Vela’s passport? As always,…
“I Saw You At The Farnborough Air Show”
Apr 6, 2010 • 66 min
The Ramblefeckers slice and dice a week’s worth of kicky-ball action - Luke gets a Chastain chasten, Steven Gerrard tries to work out long division and Pete correctly pronounces the word ‘Srebenitsa’, because he’s a bloody pro. As always,…
The Golden Bin
Mar 31, 2010 • 65 min
The ramblefolks talk about parrots and their reproductive organs, Steven Taylor, and Sven’s new football team. As always, [email protected] for your comments. Ta!
And They Called Him Alan…
Mar 24, 2010 • 69 min
Hiya! New Rambleforce episode here. Right here. You’re looking at it. Yup. This week the boys from the internet (almost inevitably) profess their undying love for Lionel Messi’s feet of fury, the Daily Mail prove once again that they are truly the worst…
O’Leary’s Babes
Mar 17, 2010 • 57 min
The Ramblechavs discuss their favourite managerial notable quotables, have a bit of a giggle at Real’s expense and Luke manages to keep his comments on the sexiness of various managers under wraps for a full half hour. He must be ill, or something. As…
A Notable Egg
Mar 10, 2010 • 62 min
This week the boys enjoy the new pad of having a nervous breakdown live on Twitter, reveal the unfortunate name of one former Swedish international manager and discover that the behaviour of Mad Jens Lehmann is apparently catching for German goalkeepers.…
The Chief Exec’s Nephew
Mar 3, 2010 • 57 min
The RambleChaps go through the recent woes at Portsmouth and Chester City, Lukas Podolski is given the once over, there’s talk of a hat trick scored in Malta by a former Manchester United and Barcelona player and we find out what Ricardo Fuller actually…
Andy Gray’s Hype Machine
Feb 24, 2010 • 63 min
Team Ramble look on as Emile and Bobby Zee make the Premier League their own, for one weekend only. The boys review their favourite stadiums, and it’s an extra special player profile this week. But aren’t they all? As always, [email protected]
A Letter to Adriano
Feb 16, 2010 • 62 min
This week on Planet Ramble, the boys discuss last weekend’s FA Cup action, everyone’s favourite FIFA President, and give La Liga a good going over. Meanwhile, it’s carnival time in Rio, there’s a mention for a long-forgotten Dutch goalkeeper and a man…
Feb 10, 2010 • 58 min
This week The Ramble’s band of merry idiots discuss the Euro 2012 draw, the red hot form of future England saviour David Nugent and discover what is possibly the most misguided football related song ever recorded. Elsewhere Thomas the Tank Engine makes an…
Dad Of The Year
Feb 3, 2010 • 63 min
The rambleboys mentally undress the week’s footballing news, much like an England Captain etc etc. The ANC goes out with a wimper, the transfer window slams shut, and Robinho hangs out with Pele in a helicopter. So plenty to get our teeth into. Much like…
Louis Van Aaaaargh
Jan 27, 2010 • 52 min
The Ramble Types are here to talk about the recent European transfers, mull over the Milan derby and discuss the African Cup of Nations. There’s also a Robbie Savage update, a debate on whether Luke could beat up Cristiano Ronaldo and Gary Cook, and an…
A Boy In The Bath
Jan 20, 2010 • 60 min
It’s a new episode, and the Ramblers are soaping themselves down with this week’s footballing suds. There’s talk of pre-match food, Ronnie Whelan, and a babbling Babel. Also, AC Milan vice-president Adriano Galliani gives Becks the key to Milan, to go…
A Sad Horse in a Field, All by Himself
Jan 13, 2010 • 65 min
Near frozen by the relentless snow, the RambleTEAM still manage to make it into the studio to discuss the African Cup of Nations, a new Spanish wonderkid and D-Beck’s second debut at Milan. They also get through some of your RambleMAILS and head to Asia…
Massive, massive apologies, listeners! *This* is the actual episode
Jan 6, 2010 • 56 min
Pete here, from the ramblepod. Something cocked up our end, which puked numerous episodes of the podcast into your itunes box. *This* is the actual episode. Massive, masive apologies, won’t happen again. As you were…In the latest instalment of the Ramble…
Michael Ballack’s Suicide Ball
Dec 30, 2009 • 78 min
A bumper Ramble this week! Join Luke, Jim, Marcus and Pete as they gnaw upon the footballing bones of the Christmas period, sucking out the marrow and spitting it into your ears like some kind of horrid dog-men. Also, they pick their favourite news…
‘I Insulted Him Twice’
Dec 22, 2009 • 63 min
It’s Christmas time and the Ramblers take up their mics to discuss the recent sacking of Mark Hughes, the Champions League draw, Jens Lehman stealing a supporter’s glasses and how Gonzalo Higuain would fit into the Ramble’s own starting 11. There’s also a…
The Premier League. ‘The League Of Love.’
Dec 16, 2009 • 51 min
The Ramble boys gob off about long range stunners, beer baths, and Chelsea’s inability to defend set-pieces. We also induct another footballing god to the DWHOF. DWHOF! Luke was all partied out this week, so prepare for the sound of the Ramble’s very own…
Charlize Theron, We Salute You
Dec 9, 2009 • 56 min
This week, JamesorJim hangs out with a washed up boy band member, there are riots in Brazil (apparently featuring a particularly annoying comedian), and a Hollywood lookalike is inducted into the Dean Windass Hall of Fame. Also, it’s the most…
A Woeful Jib Returns…
Dec 2, 2009 • 57 min
The boys discuss their recent misadventure in Barcelona, Barry Fry and Jimmy Bullard earn themselves honourable mentions again, El Diego is asked to behave and the FAI’s attempts to gatecrash the World Cup are met with confusion. Elsewhere there’s the…
Nov 26, 2009 • 59 min
The Ramblecops turn their attentions to the media poopstorm that was the Ireland - France match, Defoe’s World Cup aspirations, and indulge in far too much Eddie Murphy chat. Apologies for the tardiness of this episode - we were in Barcelona for the…
Sweet Chin Music
Nov 18, 2009 • 54 min
Dean Windass himself pops into the RambleSTUDIO to make an induction into his own Hall of Fame and the boys’ quest for world domination takes another step forward as a maverick baker offers them the chance to create their own Ramble roll. Elsewhere the…
There’s Only One Kenny Pavey
Nov 11, 2009 • 63 min
This week the Rambleoafs tear Concacaf Jack a new one (somewhere he can keep his wife’s purse if necessary,) silly comes in for some stick, and they toast the happiest man in football, Jimmy Bullard. Business as usual, then? All emails to…
‘What can he do with a Football that I can’t do with an Orange?’
Nov 4, 2009 • 55 min
This week for your Ramble Dollar, The Ramblers are asked to compare themselves to famous footballers, Antonio Cassano goes mental at the Sampdoria fans’ eating habits, there’s talk of the most handsome ‘coach off’ in football, and you can find out which…
I’d like to see him go to the World Cup…in his pants.
Oct 28, 2009 • 55 min
This week in RambleLAND, there is incredulity at Atletico Madrid’s managerial recruitment policy, Mad Jens makes a comeback, Pete reveals his venue of choice for watching World Cup games and Luke reveals a disdain for Shaun Wright-Phillips. Get your…
How Have Hanson and Lenny Kravitz Got in There?
Oct 21, 2009 • 56 min
This week the Ramblers discuss rogue beach balls, the Ballon d’OR nominations and give their tips for successful match fixing. Elsewhere there’s talk of mobile discos, what is possibly the world’s only goth football team and Pete’s very unusual trolley,…
After 166 Days Of Sheer Hell…
Oct 14, 2009 • 55 min
The Rambletwits cast their footballing net wide, pulling in some sopping wet Argies and one of Jack Warner’s big bins of sin. Also, a Rambler gets spotted in a nightclub - rumours that they were urinating in a pint glass à la John Terry were wide of the…
The Football Ramble - ‘Flattered and Embarrassed’
Oct 7, 2009 • 54 min
This week in RambleLAND, a wizard casts a spell over Cristiano Ronaldo, a 40 yard header is scored in Argentina and an all time classic player is inducted into the Dean Windass Hall of Fame. Amongst all that, the boys also find time to debate the worst…
The Dean Windass Haul of Fame
Sep 30, 2009 • 57 min
Join the Ramblers as they explain how Diego Maradona is leading Newcastle’s promotion charge, learn of former FA chief David Kelly’s identity crisis and give the members of The Dean Windass Hall of Fame something to play for. Also in the show the boys…
Mighty Manchester, and Malmo Madams
Sep 23, 2009 • 51 min
The Rambleforce Ho-bos smash the sweet innards out of this week’s football Pinata: Sol Campbell, as expected…does something unexpected. Jack Wilshere goes a bit daft, and a child receives free cheese. What’s not to love about this episode of the Ramble?…
And How Are You? I’m Not Too Bad!
Sep 16, 2009 • 55 min
The full complement of Ramblers return with another dose of football medication for your ears. There’s the inevitable Adebayor chat, Pete reveals a militant stance on women’s goalkeeping, Jimbo unveils the halftime snack of choice for some Arsenal fans,…
‘Here Comes Peter Beagrie’
Sep 9, 2009 • 54 min
The Ramblers discuss the recent Chelsea transfer ban, Sol Campbell’s World Cup chances are weighed up, Pete puts forward the notion to play David Beckham at full back, an African legend is inducted into the Dean Windass Hall of Fame and we find out why…
David Dunn, Richard Dunne, an Apology…
Sep 2, 2009 • 53 min
A full house partake in the rambling this week as gadabout JamesorJim returns from Edinburgh to a show in which a Premier League managers mega-ruck is mooted, Peter Andre finds himself in a position he really has no right to be in and The Dean Windass…
Sharp darts, Spitting Masters. Spitting darts faster.
Aug 27, 2009 • 53 min
The Ramblefirm put down their pieces of skull-shattering masonry, shake hands and play nice - all the while taking a leisurely stroll through the garden of Association Soccercrocks. (That’s ‘football’, in layman’s terms.) Lescott’s finally gone to Man…
Return of the Mack (to Leicester)
Aug 19, 2009 • 53 min
In the continued absence of JamesorJim, the three remaining amigos dance, holler and laugh their way through the week’s footballing issues. Expect failed pop stars, car-jacking and yet more silly anagrams as the RambleTRAIN hits top speed. That’s a…
Ooooh, Blue Crush
Aug 15, 2009 • 48 min
The Ramblers discuss the start of the new Championship season, the youngest manager in international history is revealed, find out how Zak Morris and Screech interrupted Italy v Spain during the 1994 World Cup and Chile’s favourite son is inducted into…
Here’s to You, Bobby Five-Oh
Aug 8, 2009 • 59 min
In an emotional week in football, the RambleCHAPS get stuck right in to the burning issues, while finding time to pay a lengthy tribute to a true legend. Man City shamelessly taunt Sir Alex, Adrian Mutu has the week from hell, and we also find out that…
Oh Yes Indeed It’s Fun Time
Jul 24, 2009 • 59 min
The rampleploppers take a shufty at recent footballing developments in this crazy mixed-up world we called planet earth - topics covered include fly tipping, abject nepotism, and the latest ‘Svenannigans’ in the East Midlands. Plus, a particularly…
Putting the Doss in dossier
Jul 11, 2009 • 56 min
The ramblers cast a wry eye over the week’s shenanigans - Real smash bottle upon bottle of bubbly against the good ship Cristiano, we find out where Franny Jeffers now plies his trade, and Gheorghe Popescu tells some tales on pretty much all of us.…
This Wasn’t in the Brochure
Jun 26, 2009 • 56 min
The RambleSWINES take a swing at the goings on at the 2009 Con-Fed (not to be confused with ex-Britney Spears consort K-Fed, of course). They also cast a loving eye over your RambleMAILS, and yet again, we’re forced to hand over mad props to the man…
Don’t Be Shy with the Apple Sauce
Jun 13, 2009 • 55 min
The Ramblers discuss the role of the player liason at football clubs, James and Marcus talk of their adventures in Rome, Pete brings to the table what he used to cut up for Leicester City and find out why Stan Kroenke, the majority shareholder of Arsenal,…
Bat Country
May 29, 2009 • 53 min
This time around the boys fend off bats in the studio, discuss the relegation of Producer Pete’s beloved Toon, FA Cup songs, Marcus and Jim’s exciting trip to Rome and some utter nonsense spouted by dogging’s Stan Collymore. On top of that they also talk…
Not really a podcast for the Blue half of Fulham. A Flippin’ disgrace.
May 16, 2009 • 51 min
The boys finely dissect the Chelsea performance with the business end of a meat cleaver, Ronaldo finds a new form of transport that won’t come off worse when he drives it into a wall, and we discuss Alan Shearer’s cack-eating grin. A flippin’ disgrace.
It’s a Moral Detritus
May 2, 2009 • 57 min
Oh, hello Ramblers! The awesome foursome (ahem) are back! This time, there’s relationship building with Barcelona, Michael Owen finds a goalkeeper he can actually score against, and Pete reveals a strange fixation with a certain footballer’s feet.
Success! You should now be able to recieve new Rambles.
Apr 24, 2009 • 0 min
Yeah! Just a quick note to say that you should be fine to recieve further ramblecasts from us from now on. Any problems - if you haven’t received a new podcast by Sunday 3rd May, just go to to resubscribe. Cheers! Pete x