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Football Ramble Presents

Football Ramble Presents delivers unrivalled insight and captivating stories that stretch far beyond the ninety minutes on the pitch. It is a considered, thoughtful look at all aspects of the beautiful game, bringing together some established Ramble favourites and new programmes that both inform and entertain. Unearthing football’s greatest tales, past and present. 

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On The Continent: The Real deal

Welcome back to On The Continent! This week, Dotun and Andy are joined by Lars Sivertsen to for a deep dive on Bayern Munich. They could’ve run out 8-2 winners again against Barcelona this week, but just how good are they? We also check in with Real Madrid, who battled past perennial Champions League fall-guys Inter, and wonder how Carlo Ancelotti can mould this unusually young team after Eduardo Camavinga made the difference again. We also bring a difficult but vital discussion to the table about Jérôme Boateng, who was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend last week, and the response of his new employers, Lyon. Got a question for us? Find us on socials @footballramble. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

16 Sep 2021

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Book Club: Barça – Simon Kuper

If one club encapsulates both the sublime and the ridiculous in modern football, it's FC Barcelona. Kate and Jim chart this duality on today's episode of the Book Club, as renowned author Simon Kuper joins them to discuss his new book, 'Barça'! Simon charts their rise from a friendly regional club to a global behemoth, all on the back of an almost naive friendliness and goodwill within the Catalan community. They also discuss Simon's interviews with the likes of Johan Cruyff and Kylian Mbappé, assess Lionel Messi's legacy and wonder where the club goes next. Got a question for us? Find us on socials @FootballRamble You can purchase a copy of Simon's new book here! ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

57mins

13 Sep 2021

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On The Continent: Walking in Memphis

Dotun, Andy and David Cartlidge look back over an international window that has seen its fair share of winners and losers - Memphis Depay perhaps more than most! Ol' Memphis gets his fair dues on today's show as we discuss how his recent performances might help him contend with Barca's impossible post-Messi task. We also wonder where it's gone wrong for France in recent weeks - can they shake their post-Euros blues? And, over in the Bundesliga, Julian Nagelsmann faces his first stern test since turning to the Dark Side with a trip to his former stomping ground. Got a question for us? Find us on socials @FootballRamble ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

9 Sep 2021

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On The Continent: Cigarettes under the hazy Roman sun

Dotun Adebayo, Lars Sivertsen and Nicky Bandini are back with more tales of penny-pinching European super clubs on today's episode of On The Continent! We wonder how Barcelona can dig themselves out from their ever-expanding hole and discuss whether Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo experiment proved successful. And as the Deadline Day dust settles, we identify a few diamonds in the continental rough who may shine brightly for their new clubs. Got a question for us? Find us on socials @FootballRamble ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

2 Sep 2021

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On The Continent: Hey big spenders

Welcome back to another edition of On The Continent! Miguel Delaney joins Dotun and Andy to discuss the latest on Kylian Mbappé and Cristiano Ronaldo. We wonder how the Frenchman’s arrival could revitalise Real, while there are mixed opinions about Ronaldo’s possible uneasy marriage with Pep Guardiola’s Man City. After a very weird window with spending confined to the very top, we also discuss the broader transfer market across Europe this summer. Elsewhere, José Mourinho’s seducing another fanbase as his Roma side get off to a flyer with Tammy Abraham particularly impressing. Plus, we check in with the Champions League qualifiers, which featured a wonderful – but revealing – blast from the past as Benfica and PSV fought for a group stage spot. Got a question for us? Find us on socials@footballramble. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

52mins

26 Aug 2021

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On The Continent: Winning the Scudetto in Giorgio Armani

Welcome back to another edition of On The Continent! This week, Dotun and Andy are joined by our resident Italian football oracle Nicky Bandini for a bumper Serie A preview! We discuss what’s next for the title-holders, Inter, stripped of some of their best assets, while it’s back to the future for José Mourinho and Luciano Spalletti at Roma and Napoli, with Nicky particularly backing the Neapolitans to cause a stir. Plus, Andy explains the truth behind the Robert Lewandowski rumours as Bayern pick up silverware already and we explain what on earth is going on at Lyon! Got a question for us? Find us on socials @footballramble. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

50mins

19 Aug 2021

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On The Continent: Has It Come To This?

Dotun, Andy and Lars Sivertsen are here with a thorough look at the biggest story in world football: Lionel Messi's Barça departure. We try to fathom how Barcelona allowed the rot to spread this badly, wonder if we should sympathise with Lionel Messi and discuss Mauricio Pochettino’s chances of getting that front three to do any pressing at all. We also look at La Liga more broadly as it kicks off this weekend, with Atlético fending off a chasing pack filled with some interesting title challengers. The Bundesliga also gets a due preview, as Dortmund and the best of the rest clamber over each other, snapping at Bayern’s heels. We're back with weekly episodes of On The Continent every Thursday – subscribe to Football Ramble Presents so you never miss an episode! Got a question for us? Tweet us! @FootballRamble @dotunadebayo & @andybrassell ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

12 Aug 2021

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On The Continent: Money trees sprouting transfer fees

With the European football season looming, Dotun and Andy are joined by David Cartlidge to get stuck into some of the continent’s biggest stories - join us! As Julian Nagelsmann’s first game as Bayern manager creeps closer, we look into how he’ll need to be granted some patience during what might be a tough start in the Big Time. We also ask who might challenge PSG in Ligue 1 as the likes of Monaco and Marseille make some interesting transfer moves, and worry about the likes of Pedri and Dani Olmo ahead of a draining season for Spain’s youngsters - even if a mysterious money tree has sprouted in the Catalan sunshine! We're back with weekly episodes of On The Continent every Thursday – subscribe to Football Ramble Presents so you never miss an episode! Got a question for us? Tweet us! @FootballRamble @dotunadebayo & @andybrassell ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

48mins

5 Aug 2021

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On The Continent: Now That's What I Call a Wage Bill

We're back with the first On The Continent episode of the new season! Dotun, Andy and Lars Sivertsen are here to get you up to speed with Europe's movers and shakers ahead of the new season. We start the season with a tale of two superclubs, with PSG finding established superstars down the back of the sofa and Barcelona still struggling for cash. We also recap the latest Champions League qualifiers and answer some of your questions! We're back with weekly episodes of On The Continent every Thursday – subscribe to Football Ramble Presents so you never miss an episode! Got a question for us? Tweet us! @FootballRamble @dotunadebayo & @andybrassell ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

49mins

29 Jul 2021

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Book Club: Football's Secret Trade – Tariq Panja

Have you ever wondered where substantial amounts of the money behind football's ridiculous transfer fees end up? Because the answer may surprise, confuse and alarm you! Kate and Jim are joined by author and journalist, Tariq Panja to discuss the murky world of football transfers and just how influential nondescript entities and figures looming in the shadows can be. Tariq, alongside co-writer Alex Duff, dug into the balance sheets and followed the money across Europe and South America over multiple years for their bestselling book, 'Football's Secret Trade. He talks us through who some of these individuals are and explains how they have earned hundreds of millions of euros from their financial and often political influence on the game. You can purchase Football's Secret Trade here! Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballramble.com ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

56mins

19 Jul 2021

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