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The Podding Shed

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A podcast about Chelsea Football Club
97: If Only Shane MacGowan Had Sorted His Teeth Out
Mar 1 • 107 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by Kweku and Clayton to discuss the fallout from the Arrizabalaga incident, the League Cup final itself, the victory over Spurs, Sarriball, Sarri’s intransigence and Sarri’s future.
96: A Battery for Your Vauxhall Viva and Twenty Rothmans
Jan 18 • 125 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by Martin Wickham to discuss racism and sexism in football and the cult of Sarriball.
95: We Pod When We Want
Nov 15, 2018 • 111 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by Martin Wickham and Dan Silver to discuss the undefeated start to the season, stadiums, the Premier League and Joe Cole.
94: We Were Due a Heavy Smoker
Aug 9, 2018 • 79 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Conte’s departure, Sarri’s arrival, Courtois’s departure, Arrizabalaga’s arrival and give their predictions for the season ahead.
93: The Turgid Miasma of Existence
Jun 15, 2018 • 117 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guests Stamford Chidge of Chelsea FanCast fame and Martin Wickham to look back over the 2017/18 season and look forward to the World Cup.
92: A Fine Trombone Player
May 2, 2018 • 95 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by Martin Wickham and Dan Silver to discuss the FA Youth Cup, the season as a whole, Antonio Conte’s future, summer transfer policy and moving out of Stamford Bridge.
91: Groundhog Day
Mar 16, 2018 • 94 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Stamford Chidge of Chelsea FanCast fame to discuss the running of the club, managerial decisions, expectations and the commoditization of the beautiful game.
90: Troll Farm
Jan 24, 2018 • 87 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guests Martin Wickham and Dan Silver to discuss recent matches in the Premier League and FA Cup, players’ form, and fans’ behaviour on social media.
89: His Autobiography Could Be Interesting
Nov 22, 2017 • 99 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Martin Wickham to discuss the matches against Crystal Palace, Watford, Bournemouth, Roma, Manchester United and West Brom, and Michael Emenalo’s legacy.
88: Prosthetics and Wigs
Oct 4, 2017 • 105 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guests Martin Wickham, Alexandra Churchill and Stamford Chidge to discuss the victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, the defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League,…
87: Briefing the Telegraph
Aug 17, 2017 • 82 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guests Martin Wickham and Dan Silver to discuss the opening match of the season against Burnley, Diego Costa and the club’s transfer policy.
86: Look What You Could Have Won
May 19, 2017 • 95 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guests Martin Wickham and Tim Rolls to discuss the sealing of the Premier League title at West Brom and the victory over Watford. They also look forward to Sunday’s celebrations at…
85: Captain, Leader, Legend
May 11, 2017 • 95 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Martin Wickham to discuss recent matches in the Premier League and FA Cup, and John Terry’s legacy.
84: Nothing Can Go Wrong Now
Mar 24, 2017 • 90 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Alexandra Churchill, author of Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War, to discuss recent events and matches in the Premier League and FA Cup.
83: Worth the Entrance Money Alone
Feb 9, 2017 • 84 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by Clayton, aka @goalie59, and Kweku, aka @No1isChelsea, to discuss the draw with Liverpool and the victory over Arsenal in the Premier League.
82: Post-truth and Alternative Facts
Jan 26, 2017
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by Clayton, aka @goalie59, Kweku, aka @No1isChelsea, and Jonathan, aka @KaiserJonny, to discuss the recent matches in the Premier League and FA Cup, the forthcoming games against Liverpool and…
81: Con Te Partirò
Dec 22, 2016
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by Clayton, aka @goalie59, and Kweku, aka @No1isChelsea, to discuss the victories over Spurs, Manchester City, West Brom, Sunderland and Crystal Palace and the January transfer window.
80: Tree Fellers at the Back
Nov 24, 2016 • 69 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Dan Silver, aka @DanSilvs73, to discuss the victories over Southampton, Everton and Middlesbrough in the Premier League and Antonio Conte’s impact on the team.
79: Should Have Gone to Radio Rentals
Oct 28, 2016 • 78 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by Clayton, aka @goalie59, and Kweku, aka @No1isChelsea to discuss the victories over Leicester City and Manchester United in the Premier League, the defeat to West Ham in the League Cup, the…
78: Road Sweepers and Violinists
Oct 5, 2016
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by new signings Kweku, aka @No1isChelsea, and Clayton, aka @goalie59, to discuss the opening matches of the season, transition and summer transfers.
77: Beef Ranieri
May 19, 2016
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to discuss Spurs finishing third in a two-horse race, Mark Clattenburg, Eden Hazard and John Terry and the matches against Sunderland, Liverpool and Leicester City.
76: We Can Really Screw Tottenham Again
Apr 20, 2016 • 75 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by prodigal son Jonathan, aka @KaiserJonny, to discuss the Premier League matches against Swansea City and Manchester City and the appointment of Antonio Conte.
75: Blue is the Colour…
Mar 24, 2016 • 75 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by last line of defence Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to discuss the matches against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, Everton in the FA Cup, West Ham in the Premier League and the…
74: It’s Nice to Get the Cream with the Contrasting Blue
Mar 9, 2016 • 86 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to discuss the matches against Southampton, Norwich and Stoke, player performances this season, John Terry and the youth team.
73: Sgt. Pepper
Feb 18, 2016
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the matches against Paris Saint-Germain, Newcastle United, Manchester United and Arsenal, John Terry and Chelsea’s next manager.
72: We Only Deal in Facts
Jan 19, 2016
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to discuss events at Chelsea Football Club since the departure of Jose Mourinho.
71: The Not-So-Special One
Dec 22, 2015 • 67 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the sacking of Jose Mourinho.
70: Nine Circles of Hell
Nov 10, 2015
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss what’s gone wrong at Chelsea, the matches against Stoke City, Dynamo Kiev and Liverpool, and pay tribute to Bobby Campbell.
69: Losing the Dressing Room
Oct 27, 2015
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest and John Obi Mikel of the Podding Shed Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to discuss Jose Mourinho’s struggles and the matches against Aston Villa, Dynamo Kiev and West Ham.
68: Time for the Kids
Oct 7, 2015
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to discuss Chelsea’s poor start to the season.
67: Cricket, Steam and Real Ale
Sep 9, 2015
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Chelsea’s poor start to the new season, club doctor Eva Carneiro and physio Jon Fearn, this summer’s transfer policy, and the redevelopment of Stamford Bridge and the prospect of leaving SW6 for up to…
66: Over Land and Sea
Jun 9, 2015 • 99 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guests Alexandra Churchill and Andrew Holmes, author and researcher of Over Land and Sea: Chelsea FC in the Great War, to discuss the ups and downs of the 2014/15 season, their favourite…
65: 19th May – St. Drogba’s Day
May 20, 2015 • 60 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the 3-0 defeat to West Brom, Cesc Fabregas and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Financial Fair Play, and the run to the Premier League title.
63: Reithian Values
Apr 14, 2015 • 71 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Tim Rolls, chair of the Chelsea Supporters Trust, to discuss the Premier League victories over Queens Park Rangers and Stoke City, London shopping centres, and the Chelsea…
62: We Scored by Accident
Mar 24, 2015
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to discuss the Premier League victory over Hull, the draw with Southampton, Patrick Bamford and youth team players, and the Champions League exit to…
61: Tangled Up in Blue
Mar 10, 2015 • 57 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the League Cup final victory over Spurs at Wembley, Cesc Fabregas and Oscar, the Apple Watch, and the Premier League win at West Ham.
60: Blind, Bonkers or Bent
Feb 24, 2015
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the draw with Burnley in the Premier League, Martin Atkinson and incompetent refereeing, the FA, the Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain, and look forward to this weekend’s League Cup…
59: Three Wheels on My Wagon
Feb 2, 2015
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Premier League draw with Manchester City, the League Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool, the FA Cup defeat to Bradford City, Diego Costa, and Frank Lampard’s cousin.
58: Theory of Everything
Jan 12, 2015
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Premier League matches against Newcastle, Spurs and Southampton, French footballers and acting, Frank Lampard, Lionel Messi, and the prospect of playing Millwall in the FA Cup.
57: Are We the New Barcelona?
Dec 2, 2014 • 68 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life pay tribute to John Neal and discuss the matches against Sunderland, Schalke and West Brom.
56: Mean Machine 2
Nov 18, 2014 • 61 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the victories over Liverpool and QPR, the atmosphere at Chelsea matches, the draw with Maribor, and the farce that is FIFA.
55: Far from the Maddening Dowd
Oct 28, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to discuss the draw with Manchester United, Phil Dowd, and the victories over Crystal Palace and Maribor. Plus there’s the second instalment of Dan…
54: Distress Flares
Oct 14, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the victories over Arsenal and Sporting Lisbon.
53: Pastel de Nata
Sep 30, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to discuss the Premier League games against Aston Villa and Manchester City, custard tarts, Stamford Bridge and Wednesday’s Champions League game…
52: Consider Yourself One of the Family
Sep 3, 2014 • 64 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the first three Premier League games of the new season against Burnley, Leicester City and Everton, and summer transfers.
51: Lucky Tap-ins, Deflections and Penalties
Jun 9, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guests Dan Levene, aka @BluesChronicle, of the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle, and Clayton Beerman, aka @goalie59, to eulogize Frank Lampard, discuss David Luiz’s transfer to Paris…
50: Crying Over Spilt Milk
May 13, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the final three games of the season against Atletico Madrid, Norwich and Cardiff, the season as a whole, and Jose Mourinho.
49: It’s Turned Out Nice Again
Apr 29, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the victory over Liverpool and the loss to Sunderland in the Premier League, the draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League semi-final first-leg, and share a few predictions.
47: In Arsene We Trust
Mar 24, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest Dan Levene, aka @BluesChronicle, of the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle to discuss the Premier League games against Aston Villa and Arsenal, Andre Marriner, and the victory over…
46: Bunch of Clowns
Mar 11, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the victories over Spurs, Fulham and Everton in the Premier League, MasterChef and Gregg Wallace, and the title race.
45: Double Pivot
Feb 24, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the injury time win over Everton in the Premier League, the loss to Manchester City in the FA Cup, and briefly look forward to the game against Galatasaray in the Champions League.
44: Horses for Courses
Feb 5, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life are joined by special guest @StamfordChidge of Chelsea FanCast fame to discuss the Premier League games against Manchester City and West Ham United, and the defensive partnership of John Terry and Gary Cahill.…
43: Follow the Money
Jan 22, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Premier League victories over Manchester United and Hull City, and the re-signing of Nemanja Matic from Benfica.
42: Anti-Mata
Jan 7, 2014
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Chelsea’s recent upturn in form, diving and the transfer window. Apologies for the abrupt ending - someone pulled the plug on the recording two minutes early. Suspicion has fallen on a fellow allotment…
41: Seasonally Defensive Disorder
Nov 11, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Chelsea’s recent results in the League Cup, Premier League and Champions League, and media bias. Apologies for the sound quality of this episode. Technical issues with Tony’s broadband connection…
40: I Want to Ride My Bicycle
Oct 8, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the League Cup and Champions League victories over Swindon and Steaua Bucharest, the Premier League games against Spurs and Norwich, and cycling injuries.
39: Drawing Matas to a Close
Sep 23, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Champions League defeat to Basel, the Premier League victory over Fulham, and the Mata situation.
38: There’s No Cherry Up Front
Sep 16, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Super Cup defeat to Bayern Munich, the Premier League defeat to Everton, the architecture of Dresden and the Defenestrations of Prague, and briefly review The Red Hand Gang by Walter Otton.
37: Winding Up Spurs
Aug 28, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Premier League games against Hull City, Aston Villa and Manchester United, summer transfers, and share their season predictions.
36: The Special One
Jun 3, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the return of Jose Mourinho to Stamford Bridge.
35: We Know What We Are
May 20, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Europa League final victory over Benfica, the Premier League victory over Everton, the FA Youth Cup final defeat to Norwich and look back over the past season.
34: Super Frank Lampard
May 13, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Premier League games against Manchester United, Spurs and Aston Villa, eulogize Frank Lampard and look forward to Wednesday’s Europa League final versus Benfica.
33: Six Beer Glasses and a Moulinex Mixer
Apr 30, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final, the Premier League games against Fulham, Liverpool and Swansea and the victory over Basel in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final.
32: If You Like a Lot of Chocolate On Your Biscuit, Join Our Club
Apr 8, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the defeat to Southampton and the victories over Manchester United, Rubin Kazan and Sunderland, and Donal pays homage to Eden Hazard in his own inimitable way.
31: Smoke Over Old Trafford
Mar 13, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Europa League defeat to Steaua Bucharest, the FA Cup draw with Manchester United, and the Papal conclave.
30: Jealous of the Pope
Feb 28, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Chelsea’s recent results and Rafa’s “rant”.
29: I Might Be Turning Into a Gooner
Feb 10, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the draws with Brentford and Reading, the loss to Newcastle and the victory over Wigan. And there’s a competition to win a copy of The Chelsea FC Miscellany by official club historian Rick Glanvill.…
28: Kick Bobble Hats Out of Football
Jan 25, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the draw against Southampton, the win over Arsenal and the League Cup exit to Swansea City, including Eden Hazard and ‘Ballboygate’.
27: Fifty Sheds of Grey
Jan 16, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the loss to Swansea, the victory over Stoke City, financial fair play in the Premier League and look forward to the games against Southampton and Arsenal.
26: Fifty Million Pound Turkey
Jan 8, 2013
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the hectic Christmas and New Year schedule, including the victories over Leeds United, Aston Villa, Norwich City, Everton and Southampton. Happy New Year!
25: We Have to Beat Leeds
Dec 17, 2012
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the Club World Cup, the League Cup, the Champions League, the Premier League and Fernando Torres. Merry Christmas!
24: We Weren’t Plastic Fans in Those Days
Nov 27, 2012
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Dave Sexton, Robbie Di Matteo, Rafa Benitez and the matches against West Brom, Juventus and Manchester City.
23: The Robert Fleck Syndrome
Nov 13, 2012
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss defenders, strikers and the matches against Liverpool and Shakhtar Donetsk.
22: I’m Sure We Used to Talk About Football
Oct 31, 2012
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the matches against Spurs, Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester United, the Mark Clattenburg affair and the merits of Radio 4 and astrology.
21: Selling My Jim’ll Fix It Badge
Oct 11, 2012
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the ongoing John Terry racism saga and the wins over Norwich, Nordsjaelland and Arsenal.
20: We’ve Got the BMW in Our Drive, They’ve Got the Mattress in Theirs
Sep 18, 2012
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the nil-nil draw at Loftus Road, handshakegate, Robbie Di Matteo’s tactics and the Hillsborough Report, and preview tomorrow’s Champions League game against Juventus.
19: Welcome to the Cheap Seats
Sep 4, 2012
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss what went wrong in the Uefa Super Cup, transfer window deadline day comings and goings and the draw for the 2012/13 Champions League group stages.
18: I Thought Moses Was the Revelation
Aug 28, 2012
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss pre-season, summer signings, the wins over Wigan, Reading and Newcastle, and share their season predictions.
17: We Are the Champions of Europe
May 27, 2012
In an extended three part episode our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Chelsea’s remarkable defeat of Bayern Munich in last weekend’s Champions League final. Unfortunately, Tony’s broadband connection fell over a couple of times during the…
16: Champions League Special
May 17, 2012
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Chelsea’s route to the final and the downside of the Champions League, reveal their favourite Chelsea European nights and their all-time favourite European Cup/Champions League finals and tell you the…
15: It Was the Podding Shed Wot Won It
May 13, 2012 • 82 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the defeat of Liverpool at Wembley, the defeat to Liverpool at Anfield, the win over Blackburn at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea’s season and Robbie Di Matteo’s future.
14: Abide With Me
May 3, 2012 • 65 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the 6-1 thrashing of QPR and the disappointing loss to Newcastle in the Premier League, look forward to Saturday’s FA Cup final against Liverpool and reveal some of their favourite FA Cup finals of…
12: There’s a Fine Line Between Pleasure and Pain
Apr 26, 2012 • 83 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the forgettable draw with Arsenal at the Emirates and the unforgettable draw with Barcelona at the Nou Camp.
11: I Like Fish and Chips and They’ve Turned It Into Calamari and Patatas Bravas
Apr 19, 2012 • 73 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the magnificent wins over Spurs and Barcelona and look forward to Saturday’s match at the Emirates.
10: It’s Not About Profit and Loss, It’s About Hope and Glory
Apr 11, 2012 • 58 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the wins over Benfica and Wigan, the draw with Fulham, look forward to the upcoming matches against Spurs and Barcelona and wonder whether the fight for fourth place should take precedence over the FA…
9: Keep Calm and Download the Podding Shed
Apr 1, 2012 • 69 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the wins over Benfica and Villa, Samuel Beckett, and the scheduling of our FA Cup semi-final with Budweiser against Spurs.
8: £25 and a Free Flag and I Might Go
Mar 26, 2012 • 68 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the matches against Manchester City and Spurs, the price of tickets to watch football at Stamford Bridge, and look at who’s in line to be the next Chelsea manager.
7: The Reawakening of Fernando Torres
Mar 18, 2012 • 64 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the wins over Napoli and Leicester City and the long-awaited return to goal-scoring form of Fernando Torres.
6: Our Only Project Manager Has Recently Left
Mar 11, 2012 • 65 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Roberto Di Matteo’s first two games in charge of Chelsea, our prospects for the remainder of the season and the future of Stamford Bridge.
5: The Impossible Job
Mar 4, 2012 • 79 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the sacking of Andre Villas-Boas.
4: Carry That Weight
Feb 27, 2012 • 63 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the win over Bolton in the Premier League, the loss to Napoli in the Champions League, eulogize super Frank Lampard and ask “Do you remember famous Chelsea managerial sackings?”.
3: Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here
Feb 19, 2012 • 61 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss yet another passionless and disappointing display, this week against Birmingham City in the FA Cup, our prospects of getting a result in Naples on Tuesday and your pre-match rituals and superstitions,…
2: The Fall Guy
Feb 12, 2012 • 59 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss the passionless display at Goodison Park, look at the future of AVB, and ask “Do you remember the games that changed Chelsea?”.
1: Tight at the Back
Feb 6, 2012 • 64 min
In which our toilers on the allotment of life discuss Sunday’s dramatic draw at Stamford Bridge, John Terry, and ask “Do you remember when we had low expectations, and how easy it was to support Chelsea?”.