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The Football Weekly pod squad bring you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis from the Premier League and beyond throughout the 2017-18 season

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The Football Weekly pod squad bring you a twice-weekly dose of puns and punditry, news and analysis from the Premier League and beyond throughout the 2017-18 season

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
306 Ratings

306 Ratings

raiswell ,

Always enjoyable!

An absolute must-listen for anyone passionate about football.

Michael b jjj abeam ,

BRILLIANT

Outstanding

SgtJericho ,

Whitecaps/MLS support

Hey guys, first off, love the podcast!

You talked about Whitecaps and Palace support this week. I’m a born and raised Palace fan from South London, who has lived in Canada for 14 years (I escaped Croydon - woohoo), who now lives in Vancouver and has spent time, in the past, in one of the Whitecaps supporters groups (Jordan Mutch followed me - d’oh!).

In terms of why the fans cheered an away player - I hated that too, however the Whitecaps ‘front office’ are guilty of horrendous mismanagement, and a ‘laissez-faire’ attitude towards achieving any success in the league whatsoever - an unfortunate byproduct of the lack of a threat of relegation.

In regards to North American/MLS support - to call them ‘ultras’ is a massive misnomer; It is a bit manufactured (the league is only 20 years old, so what can you expect?), and definitely not so visceral, but that also is a good thing. You see a lot more families and women at games, and in general there feels like there is a lot less venomous environment. Make no mistake though, it is not perfect - I have heard homophobic comments in the stands before. Yet another hurdle football needs to clear, but that few people talk about.

As for Palace - the reason people give the Holmesdale Fanatics stick is because they get so much focus and appreciation from the vast majority. Whenever Palace are on telly here, the commentators always mention them, and the atmosphere they create. Perhaps other fans should focus on creating their own atmosphere instead of being facilitators at a ‘library’ ;)

Thanks again for your awesome work!

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