The Seagulls are preparing for a fifth consecutive season in the Premier League After narrowly avoiding relegation under beloved former manager Chris Hughton in May 2019, Brighton & Hove Albion owner Tony Bloom turned to then Swansea City coach Graham Potter. Since his appointment Potter has managed to maintain the south coast club's status as a Premier League club in back-to-back seasons while bringing an attractive, exciting style of play to the Amex. In his first season they finished 7 points clear and last season they finished a healthy 12 points clear of the drop zone. With their position in...
Top 5 Football Podcasts to listen to in 2021: The Football Ramble, Tifo Football & More
As we at Sporticos launch our very own podcast, we are here to tell you about some of the best football pods out there
To commemorate the release of our brand new podcast Sporticos Football Stories, we decided to tell you about five other great football based podcasts out there for your listening pleasure. From light-hearted and funny to tactical and insightful, there are plenty of fantastic pods out there focusing on the wonderful and sometimes strange world of football. We hope ours can be one of them.
But for now, here are our top five best football podcasts to listen to right now.
The Guardian Football Weekly
These guys have been doing it since day one. Since 2006 the team at Football Weekly have been bringing you all the latest news and information from across Europe with a stellar roster of top journalists and experts. From the Premier League to La Liga, the Bundesliga and beyond, GFW has you covered. Max Rushden and Barry Glendenning are joined by regular guests who bring their own insight and knowledge to the table to make sure you can sound like the football intellectual you really are next time you're down the pub. Despite the name, they upload as often as three times a week. Give them a sub if you want plenty of great content.
The Blizzard: Greatest Games
Award winning author and Guardian journalist Jonathan Wilson is joined by Marcus Speller of The Football Ramble and one special guest every week to take an in-depth look at one of football's "greatest games". This show is definitely not one for the hype. It's more on the Radio 4 end of the spectrum, very low key and relaxed. The trio remember key moments from these historic matches, the ramifications of the results and the figures who made these encounters so memorable. It's a real departure from the usual round-up news type shows which make up most of the football podcasting arena. You'll learn a lot in a short space of time.
The Totally Football Show
Fans of the iconic Channel 4 show Gazetta Football Italia, which for many of us was a window into the mysterious world of Italian football as kids, already love hearing the voice of James Richardson every week. After leaving The Guardian Football Weekly in 2017, James launched the Totally Football Show and the podcast continues to grow with every passing day. The familiar dulcet tones of Mr. Richardson are joined by a diverse mix of football journalists from across the globe to provide expert analysis on football in England, Europe and even further afield. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the quality. If you're not already subbed, get going.
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The Tifo Football Podcast
You're probably already subscribed to The Athletic - if not, do so now. You probably already have the Tifo Football YouTube channel on hard rotation - if not, you know the drill. Perhaps you don't know about the Tifo Football podcast. It's a continuation of the type of excellent content you get from the animated shorts on the YouTube channel but in audio form. Joe Devine is joined by a series of brilliant football minds to give you deep dives into topics you'll seldom here elsewhere. Tactical breakdowns, history lessons, political insights - it's got the lot. This is one for the real football nerds out there. A must listen for anyone bored with the more repetitive side of football podcasting.
The Football Ramble
The cream of the crop. The A-Team. The reigning, defending, undisputed champion of football podcasts, and maybe podcasts in general. If you love football and don't listen to The Football Ramble, you're seriously missing out. What started out as Marcus Speller, Luke Moore, Jim Campbell and Pete Donaldson cracking wise about football around a kitchen table has morphed into a polished behemoth of a podcast. The gang will keep you informed while also making you laugh. They produce content daily which is a godsend for us football deviants. The roster has been increased to include four more wonderful hosts and collaborators. If football were your final exam, The Football Ramble would be the required reading. To not subscribe is to fail at liking football.
Turkey weren't very good at all, so we're never going to listen to @andybrassell ever again.@kvlmason, @JimCampbellTFR and @petedonaldson wrap up proceedings in Group A. Plus, Hartlepool United and the world's most pissed off keeper. Come join us!— Football Ramble (@FootballRamble) June 21, 2021
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