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Your favourite football podcast. One of the longest running independent soccer podcasts. Described by the Telegraph as quirky, funny and well-informed.

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Your favourite football podcast. One of the longest running independent soccer podcasts. Described by the Telegraph as quirky, funny and well-informed.

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Perspective Not Narrative

By Koolhand21 - Oct 14 2017
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Just intelligent commentary on aspects of football seldom heard or even thought by most media types. Enjoyable slightly arch and worth ruminating on afterwards. Fans but not fanatics. Always on top of my chart.

Thought I did this a while ago...

By Matt Daug - Aug 14 2017
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Your most recent episode made me check to make sure I've given you a 5-star review. Turns out that I haven't! Love the pod. Keep up the great work.

iTunes Ratings

12 Ratings
Average Ratings
10
1
0
0
1

Perspective Not Narrative

By Koolhand21 - Oct 14 2017
Read more
Just intelligent commentary on aspects of football seldom heard or even thought by most media types. Enjoyable slightly arch and worth ruminating on afterwards. Fans but not fanatics. Always on top of my chart.

Thought I did this a while ago...

By Matt Daug - Aug 14 2017
Read more
Your most recent episode made me check to make sure I've given you a 5-star review. Turns out that I haven't! Love the pod. Keep up the great work.
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The Sound of Football

Latest release on Sep 29, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Sound Of Football Podcast 415 - The Geisterspiel experience

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Football is back! Germany's top two tiers got through a round of fixtures at the weekend, but of course it was all played behind closed doors. Having been at the Frankfurt v 'Gladbach match, broadcaster, journalist and good friend of the show Archie Rhind-Tutt joins us again to describe watching football in an almost abandoned 50,000 seat stadium.

With so much attention on the Bundesliga and with English football fans being encouraged to attach themselves to a German side, what better time to analyse the differences between the two football cultures.

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.
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May 19 2020

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Rank #2: Sound Of Football Podcast 407 - Counter Attack

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With no football any time soon what can fill the void? Well there are always video games but if you fancy something a bit more hands on why not the new Football Strategy board game Counter Attack?

We're joined by the game's developers Colin Webster and Rachel Codd who talk us through the design process they went through to create a realistic and fun table top version of the beautiful game.

You can get your hands on a copy of the game from their website counterattackgame.com - remember to use the code KICKOFF to get £5 off. You can also follow them on twitter.

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Mar 24 2020

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Rank #3: Sound Of Football Podcast 414 - Project Restart

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German football returns this weekend with a full round of fixtures in the Bundesliga. With the Premier League given a provisional return date of June 1st, what does the future hold for the rest of the football?

Away from the top flights - where match day revenues still account for the bulk of a club's income - how will clubs be able to survive playing games behind closed doors? Could football's future be based on financial viability rather than results on the pitch?

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.
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May 12 2020

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Rank #4: Sound Of Football Podcast 412 - Carry on regardless

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UEFA have told European leagues that writing off their season is not an option when it comes to qualification for next season's Champions League and Europa Leagues. What will that mean with no return of games any time soon?

Looking ahead to a time when all this is over, will the imaginative ways employed to resolve these issues — such as play-offs and post-season competitions — become a regular part of the fixture calendar?

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.pods.sofpodcast.com/sofpodcast_412.mp3

Apr 28 2020

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Rank #5: Sound Of Football Podcast 413 - Rewriting history

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Are Crystal Palace the oldest professional football club? New evidence unearthed by historian Peter Manning suggests they could have a valid claim to starting life as early as 1861. Football author and journalist Richard Foster joins us to discuss the importance of history in football and the perils and pitfalls it can present.

Richard's latest book Premier League Nuggets is available from Ockley books.

For more information on the podcast and links related to the subjects discussed, check out the Show Notes on our blog.pods.sofpodcast.com/sofpodcast_413.mp3

May 05 2020

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Rank #6: Sound Of Football Podcast 411 - We play out the FA Cup 2020

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With lockdown extended, any end of the 2019/20 season seems further away than ever. Last weekend would have seen the semi finals of the FA Cup; as we miss the competition so much, we've decided to recreate own version - with soccer dice!

Who will lift the silverware? Terry and Graham battle it out over the remaining seven games in the competition while Jan referees with the utmost impartiality.

For more information on the podcast and related, check out the Show Notes on our blog. There you'll also find a full list of the results from our version of the competition.pods.sofpodcast.com/sofpodcast_411.mp3

Apr 21 2020

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Rank #7: Sound Of Football Podcast 406 - Fans without football

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The global coronavirus pandemic has closed down football, who knows for how long.

What will we do in a world without football? What will it be like when it comes back?

What's in the Weekend Boxset?

With no football on the TV, our FREE weekly email newsletter is on hold for the time being. Be ready for when it comes back by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.pods.sofpodcast.com/sofpodcast_406.mp3

Mar 17 2020

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Rank #8: Sound Of Football Podcast 404 - Wenger's Law

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In his role as Chief of Global Football Development for FIFA, Arsene Wenger has offered an answer to those who are critical of VAR for offside calls - change the offside law.

With the law-making body IFAB meeting this Friday in Belfast, how far can the game be changed to accommodate technology before it evolves into an entirely different game altogether. And will that game still be playable for the 99% of football that will remain technology free?

What's in the Weekend Boxset?

There's a tough choice of viewing on Sunday night with El Clasico and the Derby d'Italia, although the Serie A showpiece is being played behind closed doors as Italy locks down in response to coronavirus. Also MLS returns with David Beckham's Inter Miami playing their first ever game. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.pods.sofpodcast.com/sofpodcast_404.mp3

Feb 25 2020

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Rank #9: Sound Of Football Podcast 403 - City banned

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The battle lines have been drawn as UEFA ban Manchester City from European competitions for two seasons for breaching financial fair play rules (FFP). With City coming out fighting, what will be the price of defeat for either side?

Gary Andrews joins us to crunch the numbers and also tells us about murky goings on in Australia where a London based company is looking to buy Perth Glory with cryptocurrency.

What's in the Weekend Boxset?

City are in action against Leicester this weekend but if you want things a bit earthier, why not tune in to Hamburg v St Pauli in the Bundesliga 2. Get our FREE weekly newsletter in your email by signing up to the Weekend Boxset today.pods.sofpodcast.com/sofpodcast_403.mp3

Feb 18 2020

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