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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. 

Football Ramble Presents Stakhanov

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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. 

    On The Continent: Morata spurning chances, Italian advances, and admiring French glances

    On The Continent: Morata spurning chances, Italian advances, and admiring French glances

    Looking for the latest on some of Euro 2020's biggest contenders? Well, you've come to the right place!


    Dotun and Andy are joined by various OTC contributors to discuss some of the biggest stories from the first week of the Euros. Nicky Bandini praises those impressive Italians, Lars Sivertsen looks over France's chances of going the distance and David Cartlidge reveals why Spain's opening performance might not prove as disastrous as some are suggesting.


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    • 53 min
    On The Continent: Euro 2020 preview

    On The Continent: Euro 2020 preview

    We’ve waited a year, but the Euros have finally arrived! Join Dotun, Andy and Lars Sivertsen for our giant OTC preview!


    We cast an eye over the Group of Fun ™️, where Germany look under threat, and check in with the usual contenders including Belgium, Spain and the Netherlands. We also wonder if a Turkish delight might upset the much-fancied Italians on opening night!


    Got a question for us? Email otc@footballramble.com!


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    • 49 min
    Ramble Meets… Lothar Matthäus

    Ramble Meets… Lothar Matthäus

    We’ll cut straight to it: today’s Ramble Meets... guest is one of the greatest footballers in the history of the game. It’s only Germany's European Championship and World Cup-winning midfielder, Lothar Matthäus!


    Lothar joins Andy to look ahead to Germany’s chances at Euro 2020, with the public‘s expectations of Die Mannschaft as high as ever. They also chat about his storied playing career, spotting Jadon Sancho’s potential years ago and how impressive Hansi Flick’s football has been at his beloved Bayern. 


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    • 30 min
    Lions Watch: The final stretch, Southgate’s best formation, and why England can’t hold on to a lead

    Lions Watch: The final stretch, Southgate’s best formation, and why England can’t hold on to a lead

    Welcome to our final episode of Lions Watch! With the Euros just six sleeps away, Marcus and Luke bring you their reflections on England’s opening friendly and sort through Gareth Southgate’s alarmingly large pile of unanswered questions.


    Besides Trent Alexander-Arnold’s replacement, we run the rule over England’s possible formations without Jordan Henderson and Harry Maguire and look back at the most recent international break, where the Three Lions were reminded of a harsh truth against Poland. Join us!


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    • 38 min
    On The Continent: As the dust settles on the Champions League final, what next for European football?

    On The Continent: As the dust settles on the Champions League final, what next for European football?

    Dotun is joined by Lars Sivertsen and Nicky Bandini as the Champions League final brought the weirdest domestic season ever to a close. We take a look back at that entertaining affair, with Chelsea using their ‘break glass for pragmatic coach’ approach to great effect once again.


    We then wonder what’s next for European football; the pandemic has forced many clubs to turn the old guard and accept there may be some excess baggage amongst their squad, with Max Allegri and Carlo Ancelotti two particular points of focus. There are so many questions to look into; how will the Euros affect next season’s domestic leagues? Who will challenge the traditional elite for various honours? And why have so many Italian clubs already changed their bloody managers?!


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    • 47 min
    Book Club: Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby

    Book Club: Fever Pitch – Nick Hornby

    'Fever Pitch' is widely regarded to be the best football book ever written. It's been made into two films, won the 1992 William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and inspired countless football fans around the UK to think more deeply about their football fandom. Its author, Nick Hornby, joins us in the studio for today's episode of the Book Club!


    Nick sits down with Kate and Jim to remember the seismic impact of 'Fever Pitch', nearly thirty years after its initial publication. Nick's footballing obsession embedding itself within every aspect of his life and the book encapsulates the joy, frustration, hopelessness and deliriousness felt by a generation of football fans on the terraces every Saturday. From his deep love for Arsène Wenger to the state of the modern game, it's a fascinating chat with one of the forefathers of modern football writing!


    You can purchase the latest edition of 'Fever Pitch' here.


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    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

robertsoneuan ,

Fascinating interview

I could have listened to the recent Pat Nevin interview for hours, really interesting guy.

its fun for your kids ,

Book club

I never comment on podcasts but I just have to say how fantastic and enjoyable the book club episodes are. Please continue to make them. Kate is a inquisitive host and I’ve really enjoyed her input on all shows but in particular the book club. Keep up the good work! Mike, Saddleworth.

U8Mate ,

Decent Show - Miss Horncastle

Always good to have a Marcus in there too

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