Russia2018 England Win Football but Lose Face!
Can you bloody believe it? England are into the Semi-Finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It turns out however that some "fans" don't really know how to handle the situation (or even their ale). Jim looks at the highs and lows of the Three Lions victory in the latest Episode of the Funny Football Show. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson. There's also a video version of this out there on youtube which you can watch The OTLS theme tune is "National Hero" performed by Katalina Kicks, and appears with their kind permission Follow us on twitter @ontheleftside
10 Jul 2018
Does Cantona want Pep and can God save Everton?
Ant steps into Jims boots today and looks at the Oumar Niasse situation from many different points of view. All of which seem to come from Phil Neville. And would the manager of Algeria be the miracle the Toffees need? Plus there's a sniff of treason in the air as King Cantona makes eyes at Guardiola, and David Moyes proves he's nothing if not unprepared. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. With music from Katalina Kicks, appearing with their kind permission.
27 Nov 2017
OTLS #223 - Ball Eating
Here we go. Get your goggles on and slip into your Speedo’s because we’re about to take a dip in the deep end of football funny. On this weeks alternative football show we get a bit worked up about FIFA’s bigger but not better world cup, celebrate the punditry of Mr Paul Merson and decide that Arsene Wenger isn’t the man to DJ at our next party. Plus… we get a bit weepy with Slaven Bilic as he comes to terms with life after Dimitri Payet. Enjoy. #Owen #MichaelOwen #Seville #Jovatic #WorldCup #48TeamWorldCup #FIFA #WC2026 #PaulMerson #SkySports #WHUFC #Bilic #Payet #Ronaldo #TransferNews #Schneiderlin #Everton #MUFC #ManchetserUnited #ZlatanIbrahimovic #Mourinho #Zlatan #Wenger #Arsenal #PremierLeague #Football #Satire #Comedy #Funny On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. Additional voices supplied by Chris Huskins. Like what you hear? Head to www.ontheleftside.co.uk for more and follow us on Twitter @OnTheLeftSide. The OTLS Theme “Don’t Care” is written and performed by Catalina Kicks and appears with their kind permission.
15 Jan 2017
Clap your hands for Kompany, Pep's secret and Danny Dyer
So after denying them last week, United handed City the league title, catching them a little unprepared when it came to celebrating. Or maybe not, as a certain dodgy promo video from Etisalat suggested. Meanwhile, the papers have uncovered the secret to Man City's liquid football, and it seems to lie in uncovering your feet. Things aren't going so well for Man City exile Joe Hart, but can a cockney hardman make it all better? It's all in another episode of football funny, and one where Jim doesn't swear. I know, what are the chances? However, Vinny Kompany drops an F-bomb. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. Remember to subscribe if you liked the show and you'll get a new episode every Monday and Thursday. Music appearing with kind permission from the artist: Katalina Kicks - National Hero Music appearing under creative commons 3.0: Bensound.com - Happiness Bensound.com - Enigmatic Stefan Daum - Dawn is Coming Bensound.com - Badass
18 Apr 2018
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OTLS #228 - Choose Football
This week on the show FULL of football funny we watch the Champions League tear apart reputations ("Wenger Out" anyone), wonder exactly what an "Unethical Hair Cut" is, and try to work out exactly what they're smoking up in Scotland. Plus maybe the GREATEST footballing story ever told. Enjoy. #MUFC #Mkitaryan #Arsenal #WengerOut #ArseneKnowsBest #Barcelona #Enrique #Trainspotting #Rangers #AFC #ChampionsLeague #SPL #Messi #DrugsTesting #Doping #UAE #ArabianGulfLeage #Greizman On the Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. Music in this episode by Paint Your Headphones and Katalina Kicks. Additional SFX and incidental music from www.freesfx.co.uk and www.bensound.com
20 Feb 2017
OTLS #305 Wenger Out
We ALL knew it was going to happen at some point but did ANYONE really thing that #WengerOut would be trending on Twitter within 2 weeks of the season kicking off. Its has and thats what this weeks OTLS is all about... Wenger's future, Sanchez future and mysterious businessmen waiting in the wings all covered off in under 7mins of funny football chat. Enjoy the podcast and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE now. #WengerOut #ArsenalFC #AFC #AlikoDangote #AlexisSanchez #ManCity #TransferNews #Football #PremierLeague #EPL #Comedy #Satire On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. The OTLS theme tune is by Katalina. Additional music from www.bensound.com and SFX supplied by freesfx.co.uk.
23 Aug 2017
OTLS #302 Coutin-Go
Things we learn this week: Some footballers just don't get paid enough; One of the Neville brothers can't count, or was it three of them; Liverpool players don't understand their fans; Coutinho could open his own farm; and Arsenal Fan TV is still stressful. #Coutinho #Klopp #EPL #Swearing #Isco #Scouse #PhillipNeville #PNev #Countdown #maths #Barcelona #Africa #Goats On The Left Side is written and presented by Jim Salveson, and produced by Ant McGinley and Luke Berry for Abrupt Audio. Theme tune courtesy of Katalina Kicks. Incidental music from Bensound.com and sfx from freesfx.co.uk
13 Aug 2017
Pep vs Pogba and Sunderland in the toilet
As we get ready for the world's earliest title decider, we ask the big questions: Like does Pep Guardiola write all his Tripadvisor reviews in Capital letters? Is Paul Pogba in the Mafia? And what would happen if Jose did that? We also send some wet wipes to the stadium of light where things are just crap, particularly for one black cat fan. On The Left Side is Written and Produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. The theme tune "National Hero" is written and performed by Katalina Kicks and appears with their kind permission.
7 Dec 2017
In another sideways look at football Jim asks: did Mick McArthy ever think anybody would find his dark secret? Which Premier League manager appears to have a fetish for pain threshold? And did an ugly sister try to kill her prince... It's all here in nine minutes of nonsense. For free. Like the free pastry we'll give you if you send all your money to firstname.lastname@example.org *Your pastry may be eaten before being sent to you On The Left Side is a Paint Your Headphones production for Abrupt Audio, and was written and produced by Jim Salveson and Ant McGinley. This episode of On The Left Side as recorded using the following equipment: Blue Yeti, ATR2100-USB and Tascam DR-100. The show was edited and produced using Adobe Audition 1.5 Theme Tune "Don't Care" written and performed by Katalina Kicks www.katalinakicks.com #PaintYourHeadphones #KatalinaKicks Incidental music and sound effects courtesy of www.freesfx.co.uk
7 Dec 2015
OTLS #304 Here's Jonny
If you hadn't noticed by now the world of Football Transfers has gone loco. This weeks dose of football funny may well be the tipping point that sends us all over the edge. Over the next 8mins Jim is going to tackle the ridiculousness of Jonny Evans to Manchester City, the craziness of Usain Bolt to anywhere and the tightfistedness of Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley. Enjoy the podcast and don't forget to SUBSCRIBE now. #ManchesterCity #JonnyEvans #WestBrom #WBA #MCFC #UsainBolt #NewcastleUnited #Magpies #MikeAshley #RafaBenitez #Benitez #LightningBolt #Football #Podcast #PremierLeague #BettingTips On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. The OTLS theme tune is by Katalina. Additional music from www.bensound.com and SFX supplied by freesfx.co.uk.
20 Aug 2017
Bye Bye Koeman, Hello secret gay footballers
This week we stumble over the freshly slain Ronald Koeman in the killing fields of football, learn how to deal with crap Christmas presents from your relatives, and with one rag plumbing new depths, we ask if journalists know the difference between privacy and secrecy. You can probably work that one out. It's all in the latest ARIA nominated silly sports show that is #OTLS On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. Music and incidental SFX are provided by Katalina Kicks, and freesfx.co.uk
26 Oct 2017
This week we bring you back to 1912 but it seems the FA may have been there all along. Elsewhere, Jose complains about the fact that no one complains about his complaints. At least I think that's what he was saying. And which superstar footballer may have to thank Deliveroo for his form? Just one question we will fail to answer.On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim SalvesonFollow us on Twitter @OnTheLeftSide and on Instagram @OnTheLeftSidePod
23 Oct 2017
The Special gOne
This week: We have the inside scoop on Jose Mourinho's new job; The real reason why we should really be worried about someone outside the big clubs winning the league; and the ultimate power in the football universe awakens... Tweet to @OnTheLeftSide email: email@example.com On The Left Side is a Paint Your Headphones production, written and performed by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson. Equipment used in this episode include a Tascam DR-100, a Blue Yeti Microphone and Adobe Audition 1.5 The On The Left Side theme "Don't Care" is written and performed by Katalina Kicks ft Kyro. Incidental music and sounds courtesy of www.freesfx.co.uk
21 Dec 2015
OTLS #306 Taking the Piss
Jim is off enjoying himself and so Ant is left holding the football-shaped baby for show 306. This week we kick back and enjoy some time off, get a bit sweary with the powers-that-be & wonder if there is ANYTHING Ronaldo wont put his name too? #Ronaldo #CR7 #ManUnited #MUFC #PhilJones #DrugsTest #Sturridge #RaheemStirling #Football #PremierLeague #Egyptian_Steel #EgyptianSteel On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. The OTLS theme tune is by Katalina. Additional music from www.bensound.com and SFX supplied by freesfx.co.uk.
29 Aug 2017
It's a Christmas Day Special!
It's cold, it's snowing, so warm yourself by the fire while we open some of the cards and presents sent to us by the great and good of football, presumably to thank us for all we've done this year. There may even be a sing-song. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio
24 Dec 2017
OTLS #303 Costa Lota
Have we uncovered an evil science programme hidden beneath White Hart Lane? What do you fine the footballer who has everything? And which criminals do today's sporting heroes look up to? All of these and more go unanswered in this episode of football foolishness. #Costa #WhiteHartLane #COYS #Chelsea #KyleWalker #KyleWalkerRichards #DannyRose #DannyRoseRichards #YouthAcademy #Ronaldo #RealMadrid #FootballFines #RedCard On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley-Peters and Jim Salveson-Peters for Abrupt Audio. Katalina Kicks make the theme, www.bensound.com and freesfx.co.uk provide the music and incidental sound effects
16 Aug 2017
Obi-wan Kane-obi and Han Salah
Harry Kane is at it again, but is he as good at mind games as he is at corners? Mohammed Salah is undoubtedly King of the Kop but could he be the next footballer to turn global leader? Could the foreign secretary get a late call up to the World Cup? And when will Raheem Sterling eat again? It's all in the latest episode of the funny football show. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. The theme tune National Hero is written and performed by Katalina Kicks and appears with their kind permission. Sound effects courtesy of Freesfx.co.uk Other music appears under Creative Commons 3.0 license Tomorrow - Bensound.com (edited) Enigmatic - Bensound.com (edited) On Top Of The Mountain - Steffen Daum Jazzy Frenchy - Bensound.com (edited) Acoustic - Bensound.com (edited)
25 Apr 2018
Get behind England, pay Russia & goodbye Zlatan
With Jim still away, today's emergency comedy caretaker is Gamesmaster Golden Joystick winner Damien St John, who takes on yobbos in Amsterdam, loving the Foreign Secretary, TV dinners with Eastenders, hotel inflation in Kaliningrad, and the departure of a legend in another dose of Football funny. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley, Jim Salveson and Sean Allsopp for Abrupt Audio. Original music written and performed by Katalina Kicks. Incidental music and sfx courtesy of and bensound.com under creative commons license.
29 Mar 2018
West Ham, Africa, and Merson's Transfer School
Today proves that football currently has more money than sense, as there was a lot of transfers and a whole lot of stupidity over the last year. The problems could all stem from education, especially given the nightmare vision of a school we are given by SkySports. But on the bright side, it gave us an excuse to have another singsong. On The Left Side is Written and Produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. The theme tune is written and performed by Katalina Kicks and appears with their kind permission. Incidental music and sound effects courtesy of freefx.co.uk and is covered under creative commons license. Guest contributions this episode include the marvellous Tony Laming, and 2 parts of the Allsop family.
5 Feb 2018
Sour milk in Manchester
There are still cuts and bruises from the Manchester derby, but most of these seem to have happened in the City changing room, AFTER the game. Plus we search the media to find the truth about, well about Jose Mourinho's dry cleaning bill. The fans are angry, but we wonder what the older generation would have made of it all, and also ask just how young this squad Pep Guardiola has assembled is. And Romelu Lukaku is back on target again. Sort of. On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson for Abrupt Audio. The theme tune is written and performed by Katalina Kicks and appears with their kind permission.
14 Dec 2017