Go inside the most popular sport in the world with the ESPN FC crew.
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. Separate the podcasts! - Now that Gab and Juls have a separate podcast, please take them off this feed. I have to mark those episodes as played to get them out of the way. Futbol Americas should also be separated out and taken off this stream. As for the regular gang, I like Shaka, Ale, Dan, Kay, Craig, and (most of the time) cranky uncle Steve. They have great chemistry. But this podcast is bogged down by those other shows.
2. Reyna/Berhalter fracasso… - The focus of ESPN FC seems to be to entertain listeners with extreme opinions and locker room humor; guffaws and howls of “laughter “ abound in the “old boy” atmosphere. The pundits are knowledgeable and experienced, so when they decide to calm down and actually critique games and predict outcomes, their discussions are worth hearing. For that episode, Burnley decided to make up details to prove his point, saying that Reyna was creating problems at meals, when no such information had been their provided. Then, he chose hyperbole as his avenue of attacking US players and pundits, stating that Herc and Seb would make a story about Pulisic’s toenails their lead story for days, implying that the USMNT is not important and those two young men are not proper pundits and not important commentators. Tiresome man when he’s on a toot.
3. Please Reign Ale In - I like Ale Morena in the sense that he seems like a nice guy, but he’s way too over the top. Every time he speaks it’s like he’s trying to put on a performance with sing song speech, builds and swells in his voice, hyperbole like he’s talking to a little kid. Once in a while ok but everytime he speaks, it’s just too much and I’m sooo not alone here. it’s just grading after a while. Can’t he just reign it in a bit? Like I said he seems like a nice guy but I really can’t even listen everytime he’s on
4. Leave the politics out - One show is occasionally tolerable with some old football players talking and laughing too much. One of the commentators clearly doesn’t like anybody and would prefer Venezuela. He uses his Spanish pronunciation like a weapon. Then, you have another show where the English -Irish -Scottish problems haven’t been settled yet. According to one commentator, Tory MP’s are not allowed to celebrate England’s success because they aren’t woke enough. Leave it!
5. Premier League Nepotism at its finest - Don’t listen to these podcasts unless you’re a premier league fan because they do nothing but disrespect and belittle other leagues throughout. They have specific episodes they’ll talk about Italy, Germany, Spain, etc. and these episodes are even worse. Disrespectful, arrogant, and uneducated is the best way to describe this steaming pot or premier league ego they call a podcast.
6. Too many shows - I listen to espn fc and I go to the caught offside page to listen to theirs. Not listening to the gab and juls pod, Futbol americas, and now not listening to laughter permitted. Also never wanted to listen to serie awesome but that’s gone now. Why put all these to be downloaded on my phone? I’m just deleting all of them.
7. Racism (comes in all colours) - However it seems the hosts of all these shows believe the only racism in the world comes from white individuals in Europe or North America. Let’s be real, racism is everywhere and to proclaim it to be just from one race is true racism. Thanks ESPN for showing your racist base. Thanks but no thanks to listen to you anymore. Your former Malaysian, Hindu based fan
8. Ugh - Ogden referring to Salah as “Liverpool's Taliban” was a bit OTT. Jobs for the boys. ESPN FC is among the worst podcasts of any ilk I have ever listened to. Total car crash, which is why I still listen. Jobs for the boys. First off, Thomas is pleasant and a good host, but thinks he’s a comedian. The pundits, mainly ex-pros are appalling. Stevie is the drunk uncle in the corner. Just ignore, don’t wake him up. Onuaha started off well, but now he’s fully embedded his ridiculous Citeh bias is unlistenable. Don is daft. Sorry, LeBoeuf’s English isn’t good enough. Unintelligible. But Burley is the worst, similarly unintelligible, being Scottish and toothless doesn’t help. I love he uses words he doesn’t quite know the meaning off. God loves a trier. Quite hilarious. Someone needs to shut him up ; he thinks his rants are cutting to the core of a topic. A, they are always off topic and inane and , he sounds like a mentally ill person on a subway platform. Kay Murray is great. As are Gab and Sid, and Shaka is good too. Less idiot ex-pros, more intelligent analysis. And fyi no one cares about La Liga. Facts. Truth.
9. Good Pod, needs better managing - First off, why do they try and put all of espn fc’s podcasts in one instead of post them separately? Do one or the other. Second, the pundits are good but can sometimes get off topic. I love Craig (and his grumpiness) but sometimes he flat out refuses to contribute, what is the point of having him when he does that? Someone needs to tell them to stay focused. It’d be great if they had some more recent ex pros as well. Why not have Del Piero on more frequently? What about some recently-retired players like Lampard, Kaka, or Brazilian Ronaldo? Just a thought. Also, what happened to serie awesome? I loved that pod. Not sure why you stopped focusing on the Italian league, especially when it just got very competitive this year. Overall, the show is a good idea, execution could be much better. They really need to stop posting Football Americas and Gab & Jules under ESPN FC. They are different shows.
10. Hate/Love - It is hard to review ESPN FC because it is so many pods. I always listen to Gab & Jules, and often to Caught Offside. I give them -stars.
I loved Kaye M. on Bein, but have not listened because have not watched any Serie A this season.
The other ones, I like Dan Thomas, who is whitty, and Adrian is pleasant when he subs. The Scots infuriate me because I am a Spurs fan: their only discussions about Spurs concern when Kane should leave, or why Poch is a loser. I like Shaka, perhaps because he did not play for Liverpool or Chelsea, but mostly because he has an amusing personality, like the Lakers commentator Mychal Thompsen, easy to like.
I do not understand the anti-Spurs bias on the main show and by the American duo, to whom I will never listen again.
The main show and the US are star. I would never given a negative review to Kaye M. because she is smart and delightful.
11. Limited Scope and Knowledge - Guaranteed to spend more time talking about the big plus Bayern, RM, FCB, PSG and Juventus - often for days on end - then covering the sport. Maybe Burnley or Brentford are not the biggest clubs in the world but if you want to subvert the seemingly unstoppable roll of the money train, you have to stop talking so much about those clubs. Here’s a thought: cover the entire league brain.
12. ...... - I have listened to this podcast for years and for the most part I have enjoyed it. But the last year or more it's unbearable to listen to all the arguing and complaining. I have no idea why Craig Burley is on this show. He does nothing but complain and whine about every question that is asked of him. The other guests on the show have to constantly try and cover for his bad attitude by trying to make a joke out of it. It's very awkward to listen too and I feel bad for kay and Dan trying to run the show. Get rid of him.
The original Arsenal podcast - coming to you twice a week (Mondays and Fridays) with news, interviews, analysis, special guests, jokes and occasionally some really terrible songs. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Fan’s Dream - Andrew, James, Louis and the other occasional guests have an amazing show. Andrew does a great job at all times and the product is continually improving. episodes, one for each year, was a great gift of Arsenal history to each and everyone of us and pulled the entire Arsenal pundit community together in it’s totality. ‘Poorly Drawn’ is a great addition. This is my first Arsenal pod that I go to. It is the standard. To a great future Andrew.
2. Your guide through Arsenal highs and lows - I have supported Arsenal for years (short for many folks.) Andrew is a fantastic host who has helped me keep the faith as the team gradually declined while always making us believe we can regain past glory. It is funny, insightful, and reminds us why we love Arsenal and the beautiful game. Also I appreciate his personal beliefs in tolerance and fighting racism / homophobia while asking deep questions about the influence on money on the sport and human rights.
3. Best Arsenal podcast - The gold standard of Arsenal podcasts. Andrew and James are both knowledgeable, funny, and just play off each other so well. The show is always relevant and interesting—and importantly, each of them normally have relatable and thought out opinions on the various topics. They don’t pretend they know things that they don’t know, don’t get too bogged down in uninteresting topics…they just know exactly what they’re doing.
4. Amazing Arsenal Pod - I’ve been listening to Andrew and James for years, I absolutely love this podcast. It has the best Arsenal content, Andrew makes it relevant and is humorous. I’m a Patreon member and it is absolutely worth it to support these guys. I don’t know how else to really say that this Arsenal Pod is Amazing.
5. Literally the reason I am an Arsenal fan - Six or seven years back I started getting into the Premier League and wanted to follow a team. I started listening to the Arsecast and instantly got hooked before I even knew what was going on because I enjoyed Andrew and James so much. It’s been my first listen every day it comes out for years now.
6. The Absolute Best Arsenal Pod - There are a lot of great Arsenal Pods out there and I subscribe to most of them. Arsenal Vision, The Arsenal Opinion Pod, Latte Firm, Handbrake Off, etc. The Arseblog pods are the ones I look forward to most, week after week. Andrew and James are excellent. Their analysis and commentary is always well considered, their guest rotation is great and they are hilarious. Thank you for keeping the Arseblog going strong Andrew!
7. If you can choose one Arsenal podcast, go with this one! - Along with reading Hornby's Fever Pitch, listening to Andrew and James talk Arsenal life in a hilarious, trenchant, mordant, philosophical way has greatly improved my Arsenal fan-life. The salve I need after tough losses, and the positive gloating I need after surprising wins.
8. Through and Through - Well, gents, sorry it took six years to finally put out a review! Whether you want to revel in the glory, suffer alongside in the pain, or just hate on Sprs, Andrew and James are the humans with which to do it. Always insightful, always honest, and always consistent. There could not be a better pod to navigate the ups and downs of this club alongside. Cheers!
9. Most comprehensive Arsenal podcast - Regular listener to both the men’s and women’s podcasts. So comprehensive, so fun. Makes me feel really immersed and in the know. I live in the US so I have difficulty accessing the FAWSL. So I’m so grateful to Tim, Alex, and Pippa for not just keeping me looped in, but also really informed and entertained. COYG!
10. Arsenal Women Episodes are Fantastic - As a big fan of the Arsenal men’s team, who’s also been trying to keep up with and show lots of support for the women’s team, the Arsenal Women’s podcast has been absolutely fantastic. The knowledge, banter, and excitement exuded by Tim, Pippa, and Alex is amazing. I can’t wait to continue hearing all of the amazing news and information they share.
11. Arsenal Women’s Podcast is a hit - Tim, Pippa and Alex do a great job of exploring all things Arsenal on the women’s side, often with much more acces to the team, coaches and the whole behind the scenes. Great analysis and gives a good handle on the all around women’s game, which thankfully grows more day by day.
12. Love me some Arseblog - Goodly morning Gents! Gotta tell you how much I appreciate/rely on your brilliant podcast! I listen faithfully and consistently to each episode. Love the insights, speculations, squad talk, and oh yeah the humor is welcome too!!! I love listening to and celebrating each win with Andrew and James. Also have grown to depend on it when we lose to help get thru the downtimes! Keep up the great work and look forward to the next episode...up the Arseblog!
13. I nearly fell of my ladder - Yes you can get Kitkats in America.
But we are Not encouraged to eat the whole bloody thing just to impress the girls.
Wrapping and all.
So funny you guys .
Thanks for keeping me sane.
Love you both
Michael The Miami Painter So pleased for your higher ratings.
You deserve it mate.
Thank you so much for helping me keep sane and I touch.
Michael The Miami Painter Condolences Andrew for the loss of your dear Old Dad.
Keep going son ,he is proud Of you.
Michael The Miami Painter
Join Max, Barry and special guests as they pick over the latest action from the Premier League and beyond
Release date: 2023-03-06
1. Disingenuous - I like this podcast for its football content, I hate this podcast for it’s disingenuous continued criticism of Newcastle Fans. We didn’t pick our owners, we didn’t authorize the purchase. We won’t be forced to walk away the club we love. The Max Rushden continued criticism now smacks of jealousy.
2. More Shireen Ahmed - I loved hearing Shireen Ahmed in the podcast as I am a fan of hers from Burn it All Down. Please, please do add her to the regular rotation of guests so she has a chance to talk about both “just football” and the social issues. Also (and I’m an American) please do spend just as much time talking about human rights abuses here as you did Qatar. Possible topics: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada, child migrants locked-up in the United States, and femicide in Mexico. I promise there is plenty to talk about here and I would love for these issues to be highlighted as part of the World Cup coverage.
3. The World Cup - …since is and figures to always be England’s version every four years of Brexit. Every four years, England denies hope, embraces what if, nears gloating, and then inflicts delightful humiliation and agony on itself as the rest of the world watches and laughs at the land of the Queen, drunkards at every pub, poverty for the masses, Fleet Street propaganda, Charlie with a flare up his backside, and the ever-loathsome Jacob Rees-Mogg, Piers Morgan, Nadine Dorries, and Bandwagon Barry. Most Humiliating World Cup Performance: (a) Cristiano El Punko, finishing a Cup career of failure, arrogance, and selfishness? (b) NeyBrat, dragging down Brazil to its third straight embarrassing defeat (and fifth straight overall)? (c) Gabriele Marcotti, Italian Fascist, Ivy League-educated, London-based propaganda servant of his owner, Cristiano El Punko, for complete broadcasting, written, podcasting, and Twitter silence on the death (murder?) of Grant Wahl? “When I was …” Age has nothing to do with how humanity (quite correctly) views you, Barry. Your status is genetic, fueled by your own arrogance, and eternal.
4. Terrible and biased - I wish I can truly understand why you guys always hate Portugal. I don’t know if it’s racism or what it is but the start of the podcast and see it would’ve been glorious. If the governor guy would’ve scored the goal and tied against Portugal what’s so glorious about that to you? Do you just want to see us lose every single time? What do you hate about Portugal, what is it about you British that hate Portugal so much terrible podcast will never listen or suggest to anyone ever again. I hope you all are fired by the next week.
5. Inspiration to boycott - I’ve listened to this podcast for well over a decade and it continues to entertain, inform, and inspire me. In particular, it’s willingness to engage critically with the social issues related to football has inspired me to question my complicity in egregious/problematic goings-on. For that reason, I have decided to boycott the the World Cup as a viewer, which I realize will have no grand effect on the matter but I’ve decided that is where I wish to deploy my “stubborn ounces.” Thank you Football Weekly for giving we the knowledge and insight to make an informed decision. Keep up the great work!
6. Max is not an unbiased host - He is a Spurs fan and takes delight in Arsenal losing. He also enjoys sly little digs when Arsenal lose.
Most recently after Arsenal controversially lost to Manchester United.
If you enjoy people making fun of Arsenal, great.
I don't think a presenter should behave that way.
If you want a general football podcast that deserves to be under a broadsheet name like the Guardian with some objective discussion, you are in the wrong place.
Other wise the rest of them are often fun, its just the bad taste left in the mouth by the host
7. A new podcast - I understand that the panelists think that talking so often about matters off the pitch is important. There are plenty of other more qualified people to podcast about world events. After listening to this podcast for years I have finally unsubscribed because I come to football weekly for a respite from the perils of society. Being constantly reminded of the “evils” of uncontrollable world events has taken the shine away from this podcast. Sincerely suggest that they start a once a week podcast called “another things related to football (weekly)”
8. Love Max/Barry, But Time for Me to Move On - I’ve loved the pod for many years and was one of the few that welcomed Max when Jimbo moved on, but the bias and favoritism that’s penetrated broader football coverage has gotten to the pod as well. I get that there are legitimate concerns about the administration and ownership of football, but to openly ridicule and only cover individual clubs and their supporters in negative light is just exhaustive. These guys make a living reporting on football - enjoy it for what it is or find something else to do. Time to move past the negativity and hate.
9. Maybe the Best Podcast in the World…? - Maybe. Maybe not. Either way; I look forward to this podcast everyday. I’ve been a football fanatic for years (I’m ; can’t remember when I started actually liking football, feels like I was just ‘born with it’, like those models who advertise for Mabeline), and thoroughly enjoy this series of podcasts. I used to listen to TalkSPORT a lot (and still do; as arrogant as he is, there’s nothing like a good digging from Simon Jordan on an effort that he’s not only right about, but also an expert on), but this is my favorite football digital media platform. Keep it up lads! Would love to have a pint with Barry one day, but I live in Miami, so that probably won’t happen. Max, hope you’re enjoying Sydney. It’s a helluva city.
10. Too much Ronaldo slander! - Love Barry, but it sounds like Ronaldo must’ve refused to give Johnathan Wilson his autograph when he was a kid or something. As a Man U fan, please get someone who is actually positive about Rondaldo coming back (like majority of Man U fans) because wilson is a serious downer!
11. Good but going downhill - Used to be one of my favorite podcasts but it’s honesty one of the worst options now out of all the regular football podcasts. The constant woke/leftist talking points just get tiring after how much time they spend on it. Guests like Lars and Wilson are great but Barry Glenndenning is just the most boring miserable person imaginable to have on a podcast, he’s so uninformed.
12. Poignant Euros coverage - I looked forward to the daily updates during the Euros. The mix of characters and the method of presenting the details of a match are perfect. Max does such a nice job of moderating the pod and Barry's curmudgeonly character is a perfect balance. I often laugh out loud when listening to the pod. The coverage of the Euro final was outstanding, capped by the outtake music mix of Barry telling everyone to Have a Great Day in a way only Barry can do.
13. Fun story - Hello guys, I’m Garry from NYC, listening to your pod since I started podcasts and I absolutely love it! So I was doing uber at a time maybe about a year ago, I had this one rider who happened to listen to the pod with me on the ride. At some point, about ten minutes later he said “Why this guy’s voice so weird and annoying?”, referring to Barry’s voice “How can you listen to this and what are they even talking about?”. I replied was, “Well that’s not right you commenting like that, but anyways that’s your morals. I would listen to this British guy who’s voice might be unique but not weird, and how they see and think about football which you for some reason call soccer, rather than everyday conversations with abundance of word “like”, “literally” phrase “you know what I mean”. He got a bit mad, but then we got stuck in traffic and he wanted to walk couple of blocks, and as he was getting out of car I said to him “Cheers mate” with all my English accent, he got me a one star after that! But it was fun chat. Anyways, thank you guys for your great effort and all the best for the pod, cheers!!
Robbie Mustoe and Robbie Earle discuss and dissect the top Premier League storylines after every single match week. Together, the former Premier League players and current NBC Sports analysts host "The 2 Robbies Podcast" providing fans with top-class punditry on the most exciting soccer league in the world.
Release date: 2023-02-26
1. Audio Issues - Great content, very difficult to listen to. This is the only podcast I consistently cannot hear during my commute even with the volume maxed out. I’ve had to change podcasts multiple times because of that issue. Love the podcast, would love it even more if these audio issues were addressed.
2. Great Guys - I’m a college student in the U.S. I look forward to listening to the two Robbies discuss football and the analysis of it. It’s refreshing to hear a solid and intellectual breakdown of the players and clubs each week. I feel like I actually learn a lot too which is another reason why I always make an effort to listen. I love listening to the between game and post game analysis on the weekends with premier league games too with Tim Howard and Rebecca Lowe as well which is how I found this podcast! Keep it up guys!
3. Audio issues - I wish both of you would speak closer to a microphone. I enjoy listening while at the gym and I have to have the volume all the way up.
Usually it’s RE who speaks away from the mic, but the most recent episode RM sounded like he was - ft away. I hope others will speak up on this issue. I do enjoy the podcast (!)
4. Great commentary but the poor audio quality continues. - Love listening to these guys chat about soccer. They do a great job of covering the league and providing insights for upcoming games. I just the audio quality was higher. It can be hard to hear, background noise (computers / phones beeping). I also think the sports book segment doesn’t add much to the show. Regardless, I can’t wait until next season!
5. Big FraudCast - I really enjoy listening the Robbie’s talk. Their insight is great and they have good chemistry. However I feel like their scope is too limited towards the big clubs and no one else. It feels like the subject of the podcast is controlled by a major corporation when it shouldn’t given the Robbie’s natural interest in all clubs
6. I love the EPL - You guys are great, you get stars, but is there any premier league podcast that just talks premiere league anymore? It doesn’t seem like it would too difficult to have a separate podcast about the women’s’ leagues and various other political stuff. All I’m saying is this is a great premier league podcast and strictly PL focused pods are disappearing. Robbies, don’t disappear!
7. To the sound engineers - It’s a wonderful podcast. The Robbies are charming and insightful. But please, please, stop running the MLB ad that starts with an alarm and a screaming man! It’s terrible, especially as it sounds like it’s mixed louder than the episode. It really is jarring with headphones in.
8. Great podcast, audio production holding it back - Great insights and entertaining guests are brought on. However, the audio production is horrendous. Last episode was uploaded with sound only coming out of the left speaker. Ads are placed at high volume in the middle of them speaking. Needs to change ASAP for me as it detracts from a great podcast
9. Please figure out the audio! - Fantastic podcast and I love to listen every week, but the audio issues honestly make it extremely difficult to get past. I find it hard to believe that a podcast put on by NBC sports can’t guarantee good audio for a PODCAST! Love the robbies, but this is championship quality production.
10. English First Take - I’ve listen to them for a while. They’re the English football version of First Take. If you’re in to that style then they’re good and you’ll like them. Their takes are very in the moment. Ex. They constantly bad talk the Chelsea youngsters completely ignoring the fact they won CL a year ago. They only discuss the basic headlines of the biggest clubs. If you’re looking for the best soccer podcast check out Ringer FC feed.
11. Seems a bit basis - They seem to be a bit basis were they take more time to talk about Man U and less about others it’ll be mostly like not even min time taken on wether it Arsenal, Chelsea, Aston villa, west ham, ect. Maybe it’s because one of them played for Man U? Seems a bit fishy. Ohh and they’re statics or opinions are laughable. I remember when they said villa would finish above arsenal because of the money villa spent
12. A good listen - For an EPL show, I think you’d be hard pressed to find a better one especially for an American audience. That being said, audio has been a common issue which really should have been solved long ago. I can’t think of any other podcast I’ve listened to that has this problem, especially one backed by a a media giant like NBC. I find the analysis overall to be quality, but it lacks depth. With clubs, you can expect them to focus on the larger clubs (if you support a smaller club they may talk about them for minutes every once and a while) but they tend to miss a lot of what occurs at the clubs. I notice their game analysis often misses the mark in regards to my club and many others. I watch the EPL closely and get analysis from multiple sources and the Robbies tend to miss what others see. Again, it’s a lot to cover, so I appreciate the effort. It is a very solid podcast that just misses the final product but I do recommend it to any EPL fan. A diehard fan of any club could dislike it though.
13. Love. But audio issue is unbearable. - I love this podcast. I enjoy their breakdowns and commentary. I drove hours to see them in Los Angeles at the fan fest. But please please please. You have to fix the audio issue. Please. I can’t continue to higher volume when one person speaks and then lower it when another one speaks. It happens so often, I don’t want to hear the episode this week cus Danny speaks so low that I have to higher my speaker. And then when Robby talks. I have to run to speaker to lower the volume. Please fix that. That’s my only gripe with the show.
We discuss football. And wear blazers. Usually at the same time. Men in Blazers is driven by the belief that Soccer is America’s Sport of the Future. As it has been since 1972.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Plays well with others - Rog alone is wonderful and maybe the hardest-working and most committed podcaster I’ve come across! And, for me personally, only when the guys are together and playing off each other is it “must-listen”. As expert analysis as I’ve come across. Very smart conversation. Wide range of topic and coverage. Hugely and dryly witty. Could sit and listen to these gents all day.
2. Sad episode - I hate all of this, but appreciate the insight. I don’t think Gregg can come back, but I also believe the Reyna’s have no place in our soccer future. If the Reyna’s cared outside of their nepotistic interests, they would have raised concerns years before. Domestic violence is abhorrent and has no place in our world, and self-serving parents who overlook missteps until they’re convenient look just as bad. Reyna should never play for the US again, his dad should be let go from MLS, and Gregg needs to walk away.
3. Love these Guys and Highly recommend them to you too - Ron and Dave are the best. Come for the football analysis. Stay for the trans-Atlantic cultural exchange and surprising humanity they deliver along with their sports talk. Helps to be a world football fan or at least soccer curious but these guys transcend sport and listening to their podcasts feels a lot more like having a laugh with your English mates. Enjoy!
4. C'mon! Jump into the deep end - I'm a man of a certain age who grew up idolizing the greats of s & s baseball: Mays, Aaron, Flood, Kuenn. Devoured the stats on the back of playing cards. Knew the utility infielders of teams in the Junior Circuit my NL team rarely played. And I played soccer. But I didn't have access to professional soccer games. There were no playing cards, no This Week in Soccer, no Match of the Week, no television coverage at all, and so I was not steeped in the tales, the folklore, the mythology of The Beautiful Game. Then along come these two bald, British ex-pats, the Men in Blazers. Not only do their podcasts provide insight into current games, they regaie listeners with tales and anecdotes of players and momentous games of ages past. They make you laugh, they expose the ugly side of the game (FIFA, UEFA, apartments for cats), and they share their exuberant love of the sport all the while eschewing hyperbole (sorta). So if you are new to soccer, if you're soccer curious, pick a Premier League team, listen to the torrent of podcasts, read the newsletters, and get hooked. Soon you'll be riding your bike, pre-dawn on a Saturday morning, soccer trading cards snapping against the spokes, to a local pub for your weekly fix of SOCK-kah! Just fast forward through the ads.
5. Disappointed in the xenophobia behavior towards Todd Boehly - I usually rate men in blazers very highly, but after their last show I was stupefied. Their rhetoric on Todd Boehly was largely fueled and/or spoon fed to them by the likes of Gary Neville and Sky Sports. I’m extremely disappointed in Rog’s ability to entertain new ideas.
6. Not just soccer. - You don’t have to be a soccer fan to enjoy this podcast. This podcast actually might make you a soccer fan. These two are super entertaining and you’ll find you might be looking them up elsewhere and becoming a “GFOP”. Funny, informative and interesting oh and did I say funny?
7. Almost my favorite podcast - Their suboptimal musings on football are easy on the ears :-) Rog and Davo provide much needed historical context on the European game along with an interesting and hilarious point of view. An added bonus is I’m beginning to understand the many different English accents much better after a few years of exposure to these guys, their guests and the announcers for various leagues across the pond. Love it, keep going! Courage
8. Sub-optimal crap you must have - For all Yankees who are fans of the premier league, if you watch the games and follow the action but DO NOT listen to Rog and Davo, you must be the kind of person who doesn’t wipe after a proper (you know what). You haven’t finished the job and you are going to turn off the rest of us. (You also probably support Spurs). Do us all a favor. Finish the job and make yourself tolerable around the rest of us. Courage.
9. Faux moral high ground - Rog rightfully takes a strong moral position when fans of other clubs do awful things. Whether it’s yelling racist stuff at players or violence. However, when Everton fans were yelling racist slurs at Ivan Toney it was crickets. The lack of moral objectivity has made me view MIB through a different lens and I don’t enjoy listening anymore. You can’t be outspoken about the behaviour of every fanbase except your own.
10. stars but… - … I think that your producer re-pasted the interview of Matt Turner in the place of the EPL first weekend pod. As an Arsenal supporter… we PROBABLY NEED two Matt Turners in goal at the same time this year —so it’s welcomed. Nevertheless I think the rest of the apple pod WGFOP would be lacking. Courage
11. Grace and humanity in the sporting world! - Rog and Dave, You bring a humanity and intelligence to the discussion of sports. Your love for each other and your respect for the humanity of the players you cover elevates the joy of football beyond the typical macho critique of sports that is so common today. My wife and son can dive into your podcasts and enjoy an intelligent and passionate celebration of the game we love as a family. Every : am alarm to catch a Manchester United kickoff links us with Chelsea, Liverpool and even Everton fans who eagerly await the drama of each game. Thanks for articulating that experience for us all. Courage. Joe Hufferd
James Richardson and Team Totally are here three times a week with all the football news you need to know - and plenty that you don’t. On Monday, we review all the weekend’s action. On Tuesday, it’s the Euro crew with James Horncastle and Raphael Honigstein looking at matters across the continent. And on Thursday, Duncan Alexander brings the silliness and numbers.
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Please stop alluding to game results in episodes titles! - Love the show. My only complaint is please, please, PLEASE stop spoiling game results in the episode titles! Lots of people all over the globe are unable to watch games live and often this podcast will come out before they are able to. It’s a small thing sure, but having to avoid looking at your podcast feed in case of a spoiler is remarkably annoying. You can easily come up with a title laying out the big talking points of the show without alluding to the results. This is basic podcast etiquette, please figure this out!
2. Mostly great… some contributors you skip over. - I began listening to Jimbo way back in and came along with him on the Totally ride. I have always enjoyed his love for Serie A and his humor. Jimbo has always been a voice of reason and classy with his puns and always makes sure the listener is never forgotten.
The other contributors can be very interesting (Duncan with his stats and humor, Cox with his contrarian but interesting takes, Rafa with his nuanced take) or irritating and meriting a fast forward (Laurens with his psg heavy takes and Carl Anka with his fan like unbalanced take on United).
Alvaro covering Spain has been a welcome recent addition.
3. Enough of Natalie - Good banter, good knowledge but please for the life of me please stop booking Natalie and Lynsey ……. Natalie brings absolutely nothing to the show. She struggles to express herself in English and if she’s not talking about Brazilian domestic players she’s useless. She also struggles so badly to speak English she can’t even express a proper point….. just gibberish. And Lynsey made one of the worst arguments I’ve ever heard in football by claiming teams in the WOrld cup, teams who have already advanced are disrespectful to their opponents if they test their players……… I’m sorry is this the World Cup or an year old local kick about for charity?? Lol what a joke. So many smart football minds available and this is who you’re booking??? Laughable
4. Consistent - Show is tops in consistency. I look forward to each episode . Content and pundits are insightful and not merely on re: pol agenda ( well, for the most part. Jim pitches his misplaced energy agenda, too). Please buy Natalie and Mauricio operating microphones… or rescue the two as they must be down a well.
5. Where Jimbo goes rightminded ppl follow - Simply the best UK based football pod, by far. (Only Second Captains, Irish, on football is as good...or possibly better, heresy I know.) The Jimbo/Honigstein bromance is beautiful, real and dare I say, sweet. No wonder Glendenning is so bitter. On a side note. Laurens is a buffoon and shouldn’t be on, and certainly shouldn’t be allowed talk about France or PSG. Not a real journalist. Gallic apologist.
Never, ever again allow Rafa Honigstein to go backpacking across Europe or whatever it was he did on his Guardiola sabbatical. Not the same without him.
6. Best of its kind - After the “split” with The Guardian Football Weekly pod, I stayed with the Guardian for a few years before eventually listening to both. Seeing Football Weekly get increasingly bleak and cynical - and seemingly hating my club to the point our match “analysis” was purely about non-soccer related matters - I’ve said goodbye to the Guardian and made the full transition. You can always rely on Jimbo to take the piss out of every club! He’s the best in the biz and Cox, Storey, Alexander, Davies-Adams, and the international journalists are standout. Could do with less Carl Anka with his shameless United fandom and uninspired takes.
7. Needs some TLC then all is good - Genuinely enjoy the show and am always charmed by James and his plethora of rotating journos, particularly Daniel Storey who is always chefs kiss. Two things tho: ) Please, for gods sake, enough with the gambling sponsorship. Paddy Power can absolutely kiss the skinniest whitest posterior on my body. The absolute dregs, find a less godawful way of sponsoring your show. ) Julien Laurens: no
8. Excessive Ads - I get the need for advertising on free podcasts but the number of ads has really gotten a bit too much. I’ve been listening to this since episode and I’m really disappointed with what this program has become. I’ve also always found the gambling ad posing as a segment to be particularly distasteful. I generally just shut it off as soon as I hear it’s time to check in on the odds with paddy power.
9. Sadly, no longer a pod, just a market place - I thought it odd when listening to an unending barrage of commercial stings, people would occasionally interrupt to talk about football. Sadly a formerly fluid and entertaining show has simply become a billboard for commerce and in the end dilutes any audio pleasure in the process.
10. Great combination of insights, nerdiness, and lots of bad jokes. - The summer quiz series (The Inter-Totally Cup) was perfect. And though it was content created out of necessity, and in response to a pandemic pausing sports, it represents the kind of joyful, insightful, and silly experiences this show can produce.
11. When the fun stops ... stop - Do you enjoy smarmy, pretentious, second-rate pundits who try desperately to sound “cool” but drone on in unfunny, self-serious tones? What about over-laughing at your own dad jokes? How about a washed-up World’s Toughest Man host who can barely conceal his contempt for the game and the supporters? Would it help if this was all “soft power” for a reprehensible gambling firm with a very recent history of racism and labor law violations? Then this is the podcast for you!
12. Just not that great - Once they split from football weekly of course I followed. However, recently, all you need to do is listen to the Europe pod with all the top guys. Their domestic shows (Monday and Thursday) suffer from nerd pundits dumb stats. Someone like Michael Cox deserves better people to bounce off of.
13. The Totally LFC Show - I know it’s what selling at the mo but while the same crew with their LFC fan producer seemed to be able to reign it in when at the Guardian, they have slowly degenerated since the split into seemingly having a cast of LFC fans dominating the show Jimbo seems jaded by it all at this point, I think I am too
United by their passion for football and an inability to take themselves seriously, the Football Ramble team are here every weekday to bring you laughs, interviews and insight. From Premier League reviews, the biggest stories from Europe, or definitive guides to the fundamentals of the game, the Ramble is your companion for the 2022/23 season. Whether you’re a casual fan or a diehard supporter, grab your headphones and join us for the ride. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more i...
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Transfer Talk - You guys trying to weave around the transfer talk was USELESS, no mention of FIFAs video game (especially playing a career mode) influence and also fantasy football influence in which I believe plays a huge role in popularity of transfer windows. In the US they been came up to that conclusion about other major sports. Catch up lads
2. Best football podcast out there - I started off as a casual listener and two years later I’m all in. It’s the best pod out there in terms of football and day-to-day entertainment. The panel has become like family to me. They clearly all really like each other and they let you in on their personal lives in addition to providing really smart, pertinent football analysis. Ramble On everyone. You won’t be sorry!
3. Wonderful Podcast! - This is definitely my favorite non-Spurs specific football podcast! The presenters are simultaneously informative, hilarious and at times appropriately juvenile. They have helped me through many dark months as a Spurs supporter with quite a few laughs through their superb banter! It’s so good that I even listen to all the episodes during the international break.
4. Best football podcast - This is such a quality podcast. shows per week and lots of energy to wake me up in the morning. The Patreon is well worth a subscription! Everyone is hilarious and brings something unique to each episode. I enjoy all the combinations of hosts and occasionally you get a very Flinstones/Jetsons crossover vibe with some of the host combos.
5. Used to love, but wearing thin on the slant - Used to love the boys (and girls), but it is frustrating to see them spend every episode openly bashing the team you support for no apparent reason. Took a few weeks off, came back for Lara’s first episode, and it took minutes for them to start doing the same. It’s disappointing to see the same bias present in mainstream media impacting my once favorite podcast.
6. Revised Down - Due to anti free speech comments especially against fans booing players kneeling in support of a communist racist ideology BLM. Unlike the NFL NBA it seems like EPL and F at least avoids protesting the national anthems of the various countries. Therefore I still watch these sports. I respect the right of anyone to protest however they want if peaceful including kneeling in support of an ideology that has killed tens of millions. Offensive as that speech is I think it must be protected. It is also important to protect speech condemning that speech. Fascism disguised as Communism and racist ideology like CRT must be confronted.
7. Used to be better - From a strictly media standpoint and content that flows, it was much better when Spellzy had the host chair most of the week. Kate is good, obviously, but there’s a reason that Ramble HQ are in the place they are now, as a collective. This new thing of Marcus -x a week just isn’t enough. I think maybe Kate or Jules in total - times a week would be fine, but it’s too much.
8. they deploy racist stereotypes - probably cuz they are British and they hate clubs associated with middle eastern individuals. im sure they’ll claim it’s cuz of money but they don’t hate chelsea or man u. also really bad football analysis. accents are mediocre, i’ve heard better british accents.
9. Kate, Andy and Pete are on? Yeah, I’ll skip this one. - This was fine the way it was. Yes, it’s more diverse now, but the chemistry between the four original hosts is gone. Andy Brassel knows about obscure players from France and Portugal but he’s so boring. He takes it so seriously. Kate is meh, Vish is meh. Pete is trying to be more wacky than is necessary. Jules is good. Their guests are uninspiring and there is simply too much content now. Even hardcore fans must be screening the content.
10. Transition to daily removes magic - The show was absolutely excellent with the bi weekly release schedule, especially when paired with the phenomenal “On the continent” sister show. However the transition to a daily format has removed a lot of what made the show great. Becoming more of a news style update format than the recap with mates style. The new hosts are excellent journalists and reporters in their own right however it seems as though they have been unable to recreate the banter and chemistry the four original hosts had. And to further compound that issue, the four original host format is no longer seen. This overall weakens the podcast to a more generic level than the truly sensational one it was prior to the sweeping changes. Perhaps after Covid we can see a return to a more normalised hosting schedule. If not I wish the hosts the best of luck and hope that the new format benefits them greatly. It’s just not for me.
11. An absolute pleasure - What’s up everyone, I started listening to you all starting early as I commuted to my University, and haven’t stopped listening since. I can’t wait until rona is over so I can one day catch the show live with some friends. I am grateful for all of you and especially Kate!!! Don’t listen to the disgusting haters! Remember, small minds can’t comprehend big spirits!!! All of us are very grateful for you and I hope you all have a wonderful and healthy year moving forward!!
The Athletic Football Podcast is our flagship show, with Mark Chapman and Dan Bardell hosting Monday to Friday throughout the season. Featuring the likes of David Ornstein, Adam Crafton, Matt Slater and many others, it is the ultimate place to get the inside track on the biggest stories and news, insight and analysis from your club.
Release date: 2023-03-04
1. Pathetic little gambling podcast - you think you’re listening to a football show and then they start talking about betting lines in these smooth transitions so you barely notice they’re actually talking to you about gambling. it’s pathetic. find writers and podcasters you can trust and follow them. don’t listen to this garbage that is just here to facilitate a gambling partnership.
2. For the athletic, this pod is really really poor…. - The level of analysis is so lazy and so poor it’s really not what you would expect from the Athletic. The best quality of the athletic is that you have experts talking about teams they know…. These guys are absolutely clueless. They rely on headlines and cliches to get them through the pod cause they simply don’t enough about the game or the premier league. It’s truly shocking how bad these guys are. If I want to know about a specific team, I’ll look up the guys who cover them for the athletic. Not listen to these guys guessing and coming to absurd assumptions based on headlines they’ve read from the sun and daily mail lol do better It’s as if the word nuanced doesn’t exist in England. Every statement and argument is black or white. A team wins a match and they’re the best team in the world, they lose the next non and you guys are talking about a “crisis at the club”. It’s not just the athletic either, it’s the problem with all UK outlets.
3. Premier League or Top ? - These guys act like Man City, Man United, Chelsea, and Liverpool are the only teams in the league. There are countless other stories and clubs you could mix in for some conversation. Unfortunately it’s just like every other podcast or show. Same takes on the same topics regurgitated over and over. Hard pass
4. Gambling ad disguised as podcast - This podcast is riddled with betting odds, bookie specials, gambling tips woven through the content which is obviously taylored to accomodate these endless gambling promotions. Then every episode an expert who happens to be fully employed by the gambling industry quickly tosses out some worthless facts before delivering the real content - upcoming odds and special for the weekend games. A billion dollar industry trying every trick in the book to pray on the weak and vulnerable. Unsubscribe. They took the dirty money, they have no autonomy over content. It's a gambling marketing podcast and always will be.
5. Not a football podcast - Dan Bardell asked for a review, so here it is. This is not a football podcast, it is a gambling podcast. They way the “commentators” shill for the horrible gambling industry is unconscionable. And what they offer as analysis is shockingly bad (evidenced by their preview of the - season) until you remember they are shilling for bookies who make more money when people take bad advice and make stupid bets. unsubscribed
6. Mr. Ornstein - Can you please tell us why is Mesut Ozil being left out in the cold once again? Is this a tactic to just get rid of him or has there been words exchanged? Does this show Ozil lack of sporting ambition that he still won’t go to another team just to get his high wages? Some clarification would be highly appreciated?
7. Taking fans for granted - This was literally the worst episode of this pod. Your panel admitted that prices stay low due to tv yet complain about fans not having power... it’s the most whingy joke. The match day fans don’t pay the freight yet feel less included... it’s just reality. Say something intelligent on the subject
Oh yes! Andrew Gundling and JJ Devaney bring you their views on everything happening in the nonstop world of soccer. A "panenka-free zone since 2014 where 10/10/17 is a date which shall not be mentioned (but is actually mentioned quite frequently). Come join us! (Formerly of ESPN) Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. What a job JJ and Andrew are doing!!! - These guys are a blast to listen too! Love the chemistry they have. I’ve been listening for years now, and they’ve yet to disappoint. Always good for a laugh and I agree with most of their takes on EPL play. I listen to a lot of soccer pods, and this is one I look forward to the most. As an Arsenal/SKC (and Chiefs, sorry Andrew) fan, I’m happy with EPL coverage, just waiting for y’all to cover the MLS (as a future top league in the world ) a little more. hour pods!? Why not!? What a job you fellas would do.
2. My Favorite Podcast. - Been a listener for years. JJ, Andrew and the show account are solid follows on twitter as well if you enjoy tracking along during games. Listen to the “Building for a Better Tomorrow” episode. If you are a fan of soccer (or football, whatever, leave me alone) then this is the podcast for you. Plain and simple - they care about the sport and deliver commentary in an entertaining fashion.
3. / - Easily my favorite soccer podcast. JJ and Andrew provide great insight in a highly entertaining way. The banter between the two of them is always fun. They have wonderful and intelligent guests and their commitment to the podcast is unmatched. Pods are always timely and relevant. I love these guys tbh. Proud listener since Dec. .
4. Caught Offside - Oooooooh what could I say that hasn’t already been reiterated by every distinguished soccer lover around the globe. These guys have it all when it comes to a soccer pod. Come for breaking news and analysis of all the action and stay for goal net physics and pitch reports! But seriously you guys are the best, thank you Andrew and JJ.
5. Great listen - I have been listening to these guys for years. I like their regular guy approach to talking about soccer. They are relatable and their passion for soccer comes through. I watch a lot of soccer but I don’t have many friends that watch soccer. When I listen to Andy and JJ I feel like I have an outlet to help breakdown the games I watch. It is helpful.
6. Long term review - Forgot how i discover the pod years ago, could not stop listening ever since. Listening JJ and Andrew delivering interesting and insightful analysis with such a relax manner, combining with their down to earth personalities, sometimes i forgot how talented and hardworking they are to make this happen. Thank you!
7. Top Tier Footy Podcast - Have been listening to these guys for years. They are a part of the - futbol podcast rotation that I listen to regularly. They have emerged as my favorite though purely based on their passion. They’re rapport has the feel of a futbol conversation with friends that goes on longer than you intended but you’re loving it. Nothing mundane about these guys.
8. Bets Soccer podcast out there!!! - Love this podcast!! Great chemistry, great analysis, great production. If you are an American soccer fan this is what you need to be listening to in order to get your fill of EPL, Champions League, and USMNT. Virtually all major American sports podcast all but ignore Soccer, and at best relegate it to an occasional dumbed down segment that gets rolled in with F. This podcast needs to become a part of your routine if you, like me, love the beautiful game, and want an alternative to the British podcasts that don’t share the same priorities as US fans. If you are looking to get into soccer, or if you are already a dedicated fan this podcast will give you perspective, analysis, and knowledge while also thoroughly entertaining you. I don’t write reviews, I generally can’t be bothered, this podcast is that good.
9. My favorite Soccer Pod, without a doubt - Two of the best voices in soccer podcasting, and a chemistry unmatched anywhere else in sports reporting. None of the forced stance-taking/arguments of some sports talk shows, great guests and conversations, often informative and always entertaining. Great sports journalism, and even better listening company. Love the CO Soccer Pod crew!! - Sounderland, PNW
10. Great pod - Names Hernan Sandoval first time caller long time listener I support the rowdy neighbors to the south tho (Mexico) Recently joined the COS fpl league currently sitting th on there, only gol is to win it now. What happened to where y’all play the most popular song of every nation for the World Cup? Have to say I enjoyed it. Great pod, keep it up. I’ll follow wherever it goes, and congrats to Andy and of course JJ YNWA
11. Like listening to your expert friends talk soccer - This podcast is great for soccer fans worldwide who love the epl, ucl, usmnt, and mls. JJ and Andrew are both normal enough guys who are love soccer and are experts on the sport. Listening to this podcast feels like having a chat with your soccer loving friends who happen to be experts on the sport. Would recommend to anyone who loves soccer, just no panekas allowed!
Extratime, the Official Podcast of Major League Soccer (MLS), is the premier soccer podcast covering the beautiful game in North America. Every Monday and Thursday, hosts Andrew Wiebe and David Gass are joined by a rotating cast of Charlie Davies, Matt Doyle and Calen Carr to discuss the latest headlines in Major League Soccer (MLS), Concacaf and the United States and Canadian national teams. Tune in for A-list guests that include the biggest players, coaches, GMs and journalists in our region, ...
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Too Long/Some Analysis - If you’re looking for a long podcast where the hosts enjoy being together, banter, and provide some soccer analysis then this is probably a good pod for you. The coverage of clubs is uneven however. If you’re looking for a shorter show that covers teams with more detailed analysis I’d suggest looking elsewhere.
2. Abortion comments - Your continual comments about being pro-women and therefore pro-abortion is completely off the mark. Many, many women are anti-abortion and pro life. And now your comments come on the show that to do away with Roe v Wade is “barbaric”. In fact, the very act of performing an abortion is a most barbaric, cruel act. A child in the womb is fighting for survival and dependent on the mother for life. To remove and dispose this child should not happen in our society.
3. Used to enjoy this podcast - But it’s pretty much at the point now where they obsess over the big city teams, dream up unlikely transfers as clickbait (listen-bait?), and then a little legit upcoming game analysis at the end (shocker - they’re usually big city teams!). Half the time they are obsessed more with “ZOMG SEATTLE AND ATLANTA HAD SO MANY FANS AT THEIR MATCHES” rather than the actual soccer. Just unsubscribed to get their spam out of my feed.
4. Hope you’re a Seattle fan…… - This podcast is great if you wanna hear about how great the western th place Seattle Sounders are so amazing….. we get it, they won CCL, don’t think you need to spend episodes dedicated to talking about it and ignoring all the regular season games (which Seattle lost).
5. Arrogant, pompous and corporate - The constant talking down to fans, being dismissive of any real criticism or analysis and the shilling for mediocrity is disgusting. Also the constant pushing of woke narratives is annoying and disgusting. This podcast could get % better by getting rid of Matt Doyle alone.
6. Narrative driven mls discussion - This is a good show. Reliable, straight from the source information on most things mls. The guys have good banter and chemistry. That said certain teams get way more focus and discussion than others. This isn’t europe guys, we have a league with good parity, I want to hear about all of the clubs even if we can’t go too into depth. Also I’m here for the mls content, not the usmnt. Thanks for your hard work! I envision a bright future for mls and this show
7. Great MLS and North American Related Podcast - Always fun to listen. Good insight and laughs. Also applaud them for using their platform to address pressing social issues when necessary (briefly, never goes on for too long and doesn’t get into the politics only the morals and social issues). Honestly wish the podcasts were longer though. Producer is always worried about time
8. Main host shut up and let the other guys speak - Unfortunate that if we have to follow any kind of soccer regarding the US this is what you have to listen to..the main host would rather eat glass than ever say anything that might be critical of the USMNT which you might understand as this is a MLS post but try to be a little more even-handed. Other than the host’s extreme butt-kissing and fawning over to the US federation and the national team braintrust, the other hosts are actually quite good and informative…if the main host was just a little more critical and not so rosy-colored,I’d easily give it a …
9. Incomplete coverage of MLS - The format would be better if the guys made it a point to talk about each game, rather than just jumping from one subject du jour to another. Some teams get almost completely left out of the discussion, even teams that are at/near the top of the table, while other teams (I’m looking at you Miami and Atlanta) get tons of love despite being bad teams. These guys are knowledgeable and have good insight - it would be nice if they could have some structure to the pod and actually talk about each game/team for a change.
10. Legendary. - Fantastic podcast all around, been listening for about three years. Fun, engaging, and really well-rounded. The gang really manages to hit all the important things around MLS, domestically and internationally. They’re also not afraid to touch the topics that, as Wiebe says, are more important than soccer. Keep up the good work.
11. Kind of ehh - I want a podcast for MLS and US news that’s informative and entertaining. Been listening for over a year and these fellas argue a ton and sometimes drag certain topics out then cut others too short because of time. They waste time on politics and random stuff. I don’t feel like I get enough news and updates except maybe when Wiebe is gone. WORST part of the whole show is the dad jokes and if I ever have to listen to another haiku I’m blowing my brains out. -from an MLS fan
12. Entertaining - Very entertaining with fun takes and good incites. Been listening since the March to the Match (rip) days in , but finally decided to review. Doyle is the best on the show, no matter how much he rips into my timbers, although he’s come around a bit for sure. If you can get past the woke politics they constantly bring into the sports pod, it’s a good listen.
13. Go-to podcast - I may not be David Beckham, but this is exactly where I go to find out what’s going on in the MLS. Long time listener (and now friend of the pod?) and have had the pleasure to sit in on a recording of Extratime before the world ended. The hosts are amazing people and so knowledgeable about the league. You won’t find a more entertaining yet informative podcast for all your MLS needs.
14. No Political Commentary please - When the boys get around to talking about soccer, the podcast is great. I love the deep dives that they do into players team philosophies, and playing styles. Lately the feel the need to do political commentary to open the show. I am not sure that they realize that people are tuning in for their soccer perspective not their political opinions that not everyone agrees with. Personally when they start off the show with their political commentary, telling us how to think and what is “morally” just, have to delete the episode immediately. We come to podcasts like this to hear something different than politics to get away from people telling us what to think and how to act. I think these broadcasters should just focus on MLS soccer. There are more than enough political podcasts out there. Please stay in the soccer lane. I hope I can come back to this podcast and have it be void of political discussions.
The Athletic's Amy Lawrence, James McNicholas (Gunnerblog), Art de Roche and comedian Ian Stone bring you a weekly podcast dedicated to Arsenal Football Club. They'll bring you reaction to all the games, expert insight into the inner-workings of the club, including transfers and contracts, and analysis on the women's team too.
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Focus on Arsenal’s men’s team - I periodically enjoy watching women’s football, but not interested in a podcast for it. When you take experts on Arsenal have have them write/talk about the women’s team, it is an opportunity cost for Arsenal content (if they work hours/week and is spent on women’s football that is % less content). It is almost a certainty that if the athletic started a women’s podcast, it would have almost no subscriptions so why spend meaningful portions of one ostensively produced for fans of the men’s team to the women’s depriving us of additional analysis and insight?
2. Stay in the present - The analysis is good and the presenters are generally insightful, when discussing what is happening to Arsenal current day. But too much time is spent on reliving the Wenger years, - years ago, that were fun for the attacking play, but ultimately didn’t deliver the results we expected.
3. Host is annoying/unprofessional - James and Amy are great as always, but I really wish they would change the host (Ian) to someone else. He is annoying, negative, and just not very knowledgeable about Arsenal. On the latest show, he admitted to not even having watched game… how are you the host of the huge publication’s Arsenal podcast and can’t even be bothered to watch the games to know what are you are talking about? Unprofessional.
4. Will be if fix volume levels - I REALLY like this pod. I’ve listened to Amy, Lee & James for a long time... love them all. And pretty quickly I’ll be adding Ian to this category. REALLY excellent discussions. But PLEASE get someone to fix the audio levels!!! They vary massively between speakers, even within the same speaker. Listening with earbuds is hazardous when you crank it up ro hear Amy and then your ears get blown out when Ian chimes in. And tonite’s closing with James was completely inaudible because “Last Christmas” was playing way too loud over his words. Fix the levels and this is a show!
5. Best Arsenal Podcast Available - I’ve been following Ian Stone and this shows producer Tayo Papoola since their days of recording the “It’s Up For Grabs Now,” Podcast, as well as “The Tuesday Club,” Podcast. Both men are extraordinarily talented, well spoken and long time die-hard Arsenal fans through and through. I really enjoy Ian’s insightful take on all things Arsenal past and present. Amy Lawrence is an exceptional and experienced sport journalist who brings wonderful anecdotes and memories of the club to the table. Lee Dixon is an absolute Arsenal legend and it’s a treat to hear his perspective from a players point of view, who played through one of the clubs most successful periods on the pitch. I hope we are blessed with an appearance by one Alan Davies at some point, as well as El Presidente himself. UP THE ARSENAL!
6. My favorite new Arsenal podcast - Absolute quality. Most football punditry is a word salad of sports cliches and hot air. Amy and James are clearly passionate with matching football IQs. Listening to Lee Dixon, a bonafide legend, is a joy. His own football intelligence and insider knowledge of the club makes for a great listening experience for every Arsenal fan. I almost spit out my coffee at his elevator comment. He's the best. Can't wait for the next episode.
7. Amy and James carry the show - Amy and James are absolute quality and it is clear how much they know about the club and it’s so interesting to listen to them talk to each other. The host is terrible, nothing but clique and unoriginal comments (Santi is good, Arsenal have never had a decent defender, Jose should’ve been coach).
Long-running American soccer show covering the USMNT, Premier League, Champions League, MLS, and more. If you enjoy analysis and silliness in equal measure, we're the podcast for you.
Release date: 2023-03-03
1. Pretty good - I like hearing the American perspective of European football. The MLS talk is mildly interesting if for no other reason than it’s amusing to hear people so passionate about a subpar league. I absolutely hate the term “piece” for players. It drives me insane and I have to get over it, but I won’t.
2. Long -erm TSS fan. Thumbs up thumbs down is great show. - Good entertainment. Love the Big Thing! Thank you for discussing my favorite team Chelsea who I have been following for years since my English who grew up following them and turned me on to English football. the next big thing about Everton went to the dogs! LOL. Love these guys!
3. Entertaining - Love the chemistry between the two hosts. I’ve been listening since the group stages and their pop-culture references add a new level of fun to the listening experience that already feels so genuine, like I’m listening to two guys that have been friends since grade school. Their tone and language is not intimidating at all for a slightly-more-than-casual football fan like myself, but I simultaneously feel like I’m learning a lot. — edit Still funny, but could use more research.
4. Best soccer podcast - Very entertaining podcast that single-handedly helped me get me into and understand soccer. The format of shows each week is great and covers just about everything in the world of soccer. The show offers both in depth analysis and more light hearted discussions that help simplify the sport. I have seen a lot of reviews complaining about politics but those people are losers, the hosts almost never talk politics.
5. A good podcast about the English Premier League - I’m not sure if it’s the existence of Allocation Disorder on the same feed, but the complete collapse of domestic soccer coverage (outside of occasional USMNT-focused shows) on this podcast has really killed my interest. It is basically a Premier League show with a passing interest in the USMNT. I’m still giving it a good star rating because the hosts do what they do well. But this podcast is just not for me anymore.
6. Love it. Such good soccer talk! - I started following women’s soccer because of my daughter’s success at the club level in the US as a goalkeeper. She’s just entered the college recruiting window, and it’s been really fun to watch the USWNT and NWSL together. During the recent Euros, I wanted to hear commentary on the matches and tried out a bunch of podcasts. This one is my favorite. The chemistry of the four hosts is incredible and each one is uniquely funny and knowledgeable. Now, with their most recent pod, I can feel them slowly pulling me into men’s EPL. What is happening!? Where are we going!?! As soccer / football begin to completely take over my sports fandom, it’s nice to know I have these fellas along for the ride.
7. Show description - Maybe it’s about time to review the show description?
Either that or give actual US-centric shows their own fee and stop acting like it’s all the same thing anymore. I’m not saying “Totally European Soccer Show” but it’s pretty much there except the acknowledgment that certain players are American. Still the best soccer podcast originating from the greater Richmond area. Sincerely,
8. Best Soccer Pod Around - If you love soccer or even just merely interested, the Total Soccer Show is the podcast to subscribe to! Taylor, Ryan, Graham, and Joe take genuine school boy enthusiasm and love for the game and partner it with bold predictions, technical reviews, and fun banter! The simple grassroots nature of the show is refreshing and requires little soccer knowledge to enjoy. Whether your a lifelong fan of the game or one of the thousands of new fans of the Beautiful Game, you will learn and love this podcast! Check them out and thank me later!
9. Sad they support state sponsored success - I usually like to listen but on the last episode they thought it was “funny” The top players go for the money to terrorist state sponsored sports washing clubs. Plus accusing Real Madrid of financial mismanagement which is completely false, they cut costs and stayed within their means through the pandemic. It’s lazy journalism to lump them the Barcelona disaster just because they are so in the same league. Maybe they were off there game with out The crew there.
10. stick to sports! - or at least expect scathing reviews if you don’t and your political views aren’t shared. the hegemonic woke, imperial capitalistic narrative espoused isn’t progressive, it leads to obvious sectarianism and news ways to legitimate intervention/regime change. your politics are a joke and you’re all pawns for the ruling class. aside from that, i disagree with a lot of your usmnt takes and player evaluations and think everyone but joe comes off as narcissistic and obnoxious and a totally parasitic MLS propagandist. lowery is a MAGGOT.
11. Excellent Trio - Taylor, Joe and Graham do an excellent job of complementing each other while having their own different opinions. I love how they peek into all the corners of the US men’s team. The recent scouting of Balogun, Wright and EPB was delightful. They did their homework in an insightful appraisal and described each player’s strong points and things to work on in a way you could picture it.The Total Soccer Shows makes my day when I see a new USMNT broadcast.
12. Best soccer podcast in the US - I started listening to Total Soccer Show during the World Cup when looking for good content covering the tournament, and was immediately impressed by the format, energy, thoughtfulness, and quality of the podcast. Of the many soccer podcasts I sampled, this is the one I’ll stick with for the long term relationship. They cover full range of soccer that would be of interest to US fans of the sport - USMNT, USWNT, Premier League, other major European club leagues, MLS, etc. Every week has several episodes in slightly different formats to keep in interesting and fresh. If you are a fan of soccer (even just a casual fan looking to dip your toes a bit more into the sport) I can not recommend Total Soccer Show highly enough.
13. Soccer yes! Politics No! - They are fantastic covering soccer. They are very partisan when talking politics. If you lean left, you'll not notice it. If you're conservative, they will annoy at times with their surface-level treatment of politics. Two years ago I would have rated them a . Last year a . The longer they go the more they seem to be leaning into the political realm. The loss of Darryl has allowed Taylor to swerve hard left.
14. Soccer talk from a left-wing perspective - Sam and Paul talk about some very interesting political topics but unfortunately if you’re looking for any type of balance (both sides of the story) this is not what you getting. This is % left wing echo chamber stuff here. Would be very interesting to see some other people brought on that don’t agree wholeheartedly so these complex issues can be fleshed out.
Liverpool FC podcasts from the Liverpool ECHO, including our main Blood Red show with Ian Doyle, Paul Gorst, Theo Squires, Matt Addison, Patrick Smith and many more; Neil Fitzmaurice's Poetry in Motion; Peter Hooton's Allez Les Rouges; Analysing Anfield with Josh Williams; Dave Powell's The Bottom Line, and Post-Game & Behind Enemy Lines with Patrick Smith. *Advertising feature from our sponsor Nord VPN - Grab your exclusive Nord VPN deal on https://nordvpn.com/bloodred Try it risk-free now w...
Release date: 2023-03-05
1. So great to keep up with our club, but FIX audio quality please!! - So consistent with the episodes! But please please PLEASE help your contributors with their audio quality! It’s embarrassing. are they purposely entering the biggest, most echoing bathroom before recording? Spend quid for a decent microphone so we don’t have to listen to the garbled Underwater Liverpool Chronicles
2. Dreadful Production - Today’s edition of the podcast was excruciating to listen to. An extended double-header reporter reaction was painful to listen to. While on-site reporting inevitably might have some background noise, tonight’s sounded like a whole orchestra of fingernails on a chalk board. In future, perhaps, skip that piece if the sound doesn’t reach a standard quality. This was an ugly, uncomfortable cherry on a terrific win for the Reds.
3. Theo Squires!!! - Nailed that Tchouameni pronunciation!!! Inspiring us all by bettering yourself one pronunciation at a time! Absolutely love everyone at the Echo and on the Blood Red channel. As an American (unfortunately) Liverpool supporter, it’s channels like these that give you everything you need to know about the club and the city. It makes you feel like you’re sat there on Merseyside with them. Guy leading the line doing his best Darwin impression, Ian Doyle as James Milner, though I’m not sure the lactic tests are comparable. Theo and Matt, very much our wingbacks with the delivery they offer week in and week out. Truly thankful for you guys. YNWA
4. You’ll Never Walk Alone - The Blood Red Podcast is a podcast to keep Liverpool FC (LFC) fans informed about games and plans about what is happening in the Premier League. I found this podcast while looking for some interesting soccer related podcasts and while I was doing this, I saw The Blood Red podcast pop up so I thought I would see what it is and found out it was an LFC podcast. There were two things in this podcast that I will never forget one being when they talked about Liverpool beating Manchester United at Manchester United for the first time in seven years, and second in the episode “HEAD OF GOD” it talks about how Alisson Becker Liverpool's Keeper is the six keeper to score in the premier league but the first Liverpool keeper to ever score for Liverpool in years. I would like this podcast to cover more than just the post-game, Agenda, and before game podcast, I feel like they should also try and get into the Liverpool FC training grounds in Kirkby England. If I would like to know if the host has any soccer experience himself and see how long the sport of soccer has been a part of his life and how long he has been a Red’s fan. The Premier League which is the top soccer league in England is what level Liverpool play at and I know from watching this team and listening to the podcast that they have had a rough season losing so many players to injury like Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, Diogo Jota, and many more. This podcast is still very interesting and has let me learn more about what is going on in the premier league and keeping me and anyone else who listens to it caught up with what's happening at Anfield Liverpool’s Home Stadium. In all three of the episodes that I listened to they were talking about the top team of the premier league which all get qualified for the UEFA Champions League and right now three teams are fighting for that fourth-place spot Liverpool, Leicester city and Chelsea.
5. capital not culture - the migrant work camps of the middle east are indicative of western capitalism in a truly deregulated nation. this is the outcome any conservative, republican, or tory want for their own nations. the only reason this manifests in the middle east is because the cartel states of the persian gulf coop corporate interest more directly and with more capital than anywhere else in the globe. since both world cup and club world cup are being played in qatar it will allow the global entertainment industries to show these states for what they really are. i disagee with doyleys assessment that these obscene living facilities are a product of middle eastern culture. i propose that this phenomenon is a representation of our globalized society that emulates the naked spirit of its leading nations ie the united states. let world war ii serve as a reminder than corporatism is just another word for fascism.
6. Good coverage - Great to have a lot of content to listen to while I wait for the next Liverpool game. The Analyzing Anfield episodes are the best statistical analysis out there! I also like the post game coverage, “poetry in motion” episodes as well as the “Allez Les Rouge” pods. Unfortunately Ian Doyle presence really brings down the vibe of the regular crew on the blood red episodes. He’s always stating the obvious and kills the emotion and excitement of the others. He just has to see things differently.. Thank you though to all the other contributors.
7. Love it! - Ian Doyle is a top-drawer host. He ties together a great team, my favorite of whom are Joe Rimmer, Paul Gorst and James Pearce. I wish Kristian Walsh would return to the regular Blood Red pod. His chemistry with the others is great, and I think he’s wasted in the dry and dull Analyzing Anfield. AA could be made better by bringing some others on it to vary the conversation a bit. Josh has good insights but the AA pod feels too much like him and Kristian just reading off a stats encyclopedia. But overall love all the shows. Keep it up!
8. Doyle needs to go - Please for the love of all that is holy take Ian Doyle off this podcast. He’s redundant, boring and has very few original thoughts. He’s a pedant. And boring. Did I mention boring? The tactical podcast is a welcome addition, though the first episode lacked a lot of tactical insight. Would love the types of insights I get on Tompkins Times in podcast format here. Janes Pearce is appreciated. Paul Gorst seems there to repeat what James says but with a frog in his throat. He’s not a radio man, would like him to go too. Sam Carrol is a good host. Get on it lads, clean up some bad staffers and you’ve got a top notch podcast here.
9. Perfect for a Liverpool fan to get that extra does of analysis - I started listening to this podcast over a year ago and it’s part of my main rotation of podcasts since. The channel is excellent for that post game analysis and is perfect for summer transfer analysis. I love the new Analyzing Anfield show (and the name). As someone who didn’t play football past middle school, a lot of the formations and technical nuances can fly over my head. Hope to hear more episodes analyzing these tactics in depth.
10. Great Pod/Great Variety - U.S. supporter here (since ) and just wanted to say this pod is one of the best LFC pods around. The variety is really terrific, with interviews of all kinds from people associated with the club. The only disappointing episodes are the ones that sound like they’re being taped in a pub. The background noise is distractingly loud so I tend to skip those. Otherwise, a must-listen with quality content. Cheers to all the lads involved and up the Reds!
11. New formats a plus - A must for any Red. Really enjoying this season's match previews and post-match reviews with Paul Wheelock and guests. James Pearce continues to be a standout with his insightful reporting and analysis. As a U.S.-based fan, the pod makes me feel truly connected to the club and fellow supporters. YNWA
12. Journalists are Excellent, Fans So-So - I really rate this podcast for discussion of all aspects of the Reds: pre-game, post-match, interest pieces, and interviews. I do have to say that the podcasts with the Echo staff and other journalists (including Paul Wheelock's discussions with journalists who cover our opponents) are a head and shoulders above the fan-based podcasts. I tend to listen to the beginning and end of the post-game podcasts (that's the James Pearce report and the clip from Jurgen Klopp's press conference) because hearing what fans have to say just after a match is often not interesting. And the Allez Les Rouges crowd tends to be too parochial and insular; I stopped listening to those editions about the third time I heard them proclaim that somebody "wasn't a real fan" if they either did or didn't do whatever those guys thought was right. But Paul Wheelock, Ian Doyle, James Pearce, Kristian Walsh and Paul Gorst (how tall is he, really?) are excellent.
13. Cough Drops - Guys, please reach out to your audience for more feedback. One of you was coughing into the mic and I had to turn off. You can hear all sorts of background noise like phones buzzing. There's tons of interuption during points. Read some more fan letters, have a quick phone in, get some special guests in. Listen to the Men in Blazers for some ideas on how to lighten it up. Love that your are committed redmen and I only want this pod to be five star.
From a Red in the USA. YNWA
14. Deteriorating quality - One of my primary sources for Liverpool news and match analysis. However, the quality of the discussion and analysis is falling away. Too much talking over each other, people too far away from the microphone to be heard clearly, raucous laughter and joking. Let’s get back to some serious sports journalism.
A part of the ESPN FC family, Gabriele Marcotti and Julien Laurens dive into the latest news and gossip, analyze matches with special guests, and give their unique perspective on the world of football.
Release date: 2023-03-02
1. Silence January… - … from Access Gabbie, the Maggie Haberman of the Football Press Box, after weeks in “vacation (hiding) after his owner, Cristiano El Punko, took the MbS Sportswashing Bath and fled to the Bonesaw League. For months, Access Gabbie vowed repeatedly, on this pod and ESPNFC, that Cristiano El Punko, would never take the MbS Sportswashing Bath and run to the Bonesaw League. On December, Cristiano El Punko took the MBS Sportswashing Bath and ran to the Bonesaw League. On December, Access Gabbie called for “calm” after Cristiano El Punko CHOKED in Portugal’s World Cup quarterfinal loss to Morocco. Access Gabbie refused to even discuss The Frog’s correct observation that Cristiano El Punko had blown an easy goal-scoring chance. Buried until : on December by Access Gabbie any mention of Portugal’s FIVE goals minus Cristiano El Punko against Switzerland in the Round of . Total silence from November to December after Cristiano El Punko tried - and failed - to steal a goal from Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes. Access Gabbie outright refused to do a podcast on any third round Cup game rather than have to discuss Cristiano El Punko. Worked that shovel did Access Gabbie on November in “defense” of Cristiano El Punko after his tantrum to that reprobate Piers Morgan.
2. Chill out Gab - Love the show, but Gab, you need to recognize when your opinion might be wrong, or your co-host(s) opinion is better. You gotta start acknowledging the good points made by others on the show. You might be the smartest in the room, but that doesn’t make your opinions better than your compatriots. Stop trying to shut people down while they’re literally in the middle of speaking because you’re over hearing what they have to say. Love you man, it’s good faith criticism from a fan of the show.
3. A podcast for the football fan - I love football and the Gab and Juls podcast is a great way to enjoy and receive all the latest scores, headlines, and some in depth discussions about important topics and going-ons of the soccer world. It’s not long, and gets straight to the point. One of my fav podcasts for sure
4. Good show but… - I love listening to this podcast twice a week but gab needs to stop interrupting guests & juls especially! Gab can be very annoying at times, he should let juls host. He’s a lot more level headed compared to gab. I normally would give this star but gab is really that bad at podcasting, he does a lot better on the ESPN daily show because he debates topics very well.
5. Great rapport, expertise, and flow - Listening to these two super-knowledgeable, engaging, and thoughtful guys is the best way to keep up on global soccer. They have great rapport and rhythm and build off each other well - I hardly ever notice that an hour has gone by when I’m listening to these two gab (pun intended). What really sets them apart for me is that they somehow keep top of the goings-on in all the big leagues - and not just in Europe. I’m amazed at the breadth of knowledge they have on the history, culture, and even finances of so many countries. Such a great listen!
6. Best football podcast - This biweekly podcast is the best football pod out there, period. Gab Marcotti and Julien Laurens are fun, funny, and know an amazing amount of both history, the big European leagues and their differences, players seemingly from everywhere, and the details of the game. Refreshing because it’s not Premier-League centric, even though they’re based in the UK, and it’s always fun. Even though mostly focused on Europe, they do cover the Americas when a big story happens (such as the ugly revelations of abuse among NWSL coaches). Every Monday and Thursday, when Gab gives a weather update for West London and Juls says, “Let’s go, Gab!” my day kicks into a happy gear.
7. Great, but sometimes too SJW - Gab is incredibly knowledgeable and pairs very well with Jules. Fun, easy to listen to show that gets you caught up with important stories across Europe. My only gripe is that the show can drag when it gets political, and they’re quick to spout the corporate, SJW party line. Gab is often sometimes hesitant (Juls is not), but there’s a lack of understanding of what “those people” who disagree actually think.
8. Good, but need more balance in terms of air time - Overall, I’ve enjoyed the show. I havesome feedback on the “how” and not the “what”. (The “what”, ie content, is great). Two small things that could be improved: ) Gab to give others a chance to speak a bit more than he has. I wish Jules and the guest got a bit more air time without Gab dominating the air waves. ) Gab also tends to ask leading questions to his co-host and guests to confirm his bias/conclusions. It would be better to allow others to share their own perspectives. One e.g.: In the UCL final review episode, he was convinced that because City didn’t play tough games leading up to the final, they were maybe not sharp and that may have contributed to them not showing up. Fair argument, but he presented it a way that made it awkward for his co-hosts to share what they thought and whether or not they agreed or disagreed. Anyway, love Gab and Jules. I think this show is good, and can only get better esp with lots of football coming up this summer. I’m looking forward to their insights and opinions.
9. Happy with the Gab and Jules Partnership - Gab is the best. Loved his partnership with Natalie Sawyer on the Game. Cannot say the same for him and Mina on Serie Awesome. He and Jules are are great team. Gab knows Serie A and Bundesliga while Jules is the best for Ligue and is strong on La Liga. Great vibe between the two of them.
10. All of Europe covered in one pod - I enjoy listening to Gab. He isn’t afraid to question popular media narratives. This podcast is especially valuable because they round up games from all of top European leagues from the week. Which means they can’t spend too much time dwelling on one topic, but then you get the important news from everywhere.
11. Why are they employed by ESPN? - The only two reputable soccer analysts. While Craig, Stevie, and especially Ale make absurd clickbait comments on the daily (supplemented only with absolute nonsense, nontopical fillers), Gab and Juls break down the soccer news with unbiased, insightful analysis. ESPNFC is shambolic but these two guys keep real fans coming.