43 episodes

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

    • Soccer
    • 4.8 • 1.2K Ratings

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. 

    Ramble Meets... René Meulensteen

    Ramble Meets... René Meulensteen

    Today's Ramble Meets... guest has spent nearly three decades coaching in elite football, including ten years under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Mark Pougatch is joined by Ferguson's former first-team coach and current Australia assistant coach, René Meulensteen!


    René has worked with some of football's most esteemed characters in a career that has taken him to England, Russia, the Middle East and beyond. He joins Mark to discuss growing up in the glory years of Dutch football, his techniques used in his trophy-laden spell at Manchester United and the differences between accomplished and world class footballers.


    Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballramble.com.


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    • 59 min
    On The Continent: Jamal Musiala decides, Real Madrid flatter to deceive, and a title scramble in France

    On The Continent: Jamal Musiala decides, Real Madrid flatter to deceive, and a title scramble in France

    Dotun, Andy and Lars Sivertsen guide you through the second week of Champions League last 16 games and all of the biggest stories from across Europe!


    First off, we try and provide some answers to Atletico’s head-scratching performance against Chelsea. Their city rivals hardly pleased the eye either, though. But while Lars puts on his tin foil hat over some poor refereeing decisions in Real’s game on Wednesday night, we also look at how Zidane is riding out a difficult period at the Bernabéu.


    Elsewhere, we explain why Jamal Musiala chose Germany after the 17-year-old reached an unenviable juncture. Plus, following PSG’s defeat to Monaco last weekend, could Mauricio Pochettino’s first season really end without a league title? With that midfield, there's always a chance...


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


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    • 41 min
    Ramble Meets... Iain Dowie

    Ramble Meets... Iain Dowie

    Today's episode of 'Ramble Meets...' features a man well versed in professional football's intense and various demands, from playing as an international striker to managing across the leagues. Mark Pougatch sits down with former Northern Ireland, Southampton and West Ham striker, Iain Dowie!


    Iain regales us with tales from his storied career, from surviving non-league football's school of hard knocks and becoming Northern Ireland's record goalscorer, to the infamous tale of teammate Paulo Futre storming out of the pre-match dressing room over his shirt number! They also reminisce about his near-300 games in the dugout which included a memorable stint at Crystal Palace, beating his own beloved West Ham in a play-off final and, yes, inadvertently coining the phrase 'bouncebackability'.


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    • 1 hr
    On The Continent: The changing of the European guard, Porto punk Juventus, and Dortmund get their man

    On The Continent: The changing of the European guard, Porto punk Juventus, and Dortmund get their man

    It’s a Champions League extravaganza on this week’s episode of On The Continent! Dotun Adebayo, Andy Brassell and Miguel Delaney are here to pore over the biggest stories from another round of continental crusades.


    As the reigns of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo dwindle, we wonder how significant Kylian Mbappé’s cracking hat-trick at Camp Nou might prove to be and ask whether he will move on from the Parisians. We also praise Porto’s impressive win over an underwhelming Juventus and assess Marco Rose’s potential at Borussia Dortmund.


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


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    • 51 min
    Book Club: Follow F***ing Orders, Ann Törnkvist

    Book Club: Follow F***ing Orders, Ann Törnkvist

    Today’s episode of the Book Club takes you deep into the heart of the Swedish underworld, as the gangland execution of a promising footballer made national news in 2010. Kate and Jim are joined by Ann Törnkvist to discuss her best-selling book, Follow Fucking Orders.


    Ann spent five years looking into the story of Eddie Moussa, the promising Assyrian footballer whose performances captured almost as much attention as his brutal death among the townspeople of Södertälje. Ann joins us from Sweden to recount how she came to write the book, from interviewing the families affected by the violence to uncovering the extent of organised crime’s grip on a quaint town. She also talks about the repercussions she faced after interviewing the crime boss who ordered the killing, as a subsequent death threat left a near-constant paranoia that nearly drove her out of her home. 


    What book should we read next? Tweet us: @footballramble @kvlmason & @JimCampbellTFR


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    • 56 min
    On The Continent: Serie A’s three horse race, Dortmund struggle to evolve, and venue gymnastics

    On The Continent: Serie A’s three horse race, Dortmund struggle to evolve, and venue gymnastics

    Join Dotun Adebayo, Andy Brassell and Nicky Bandini for a brand new episode of On The Continent, your one-stop shop for all things European football!


    We begin by assessing the main contenders for the Serie A title, with Juventus' great run of form putting pressure on their Milanese opponents. We also ask what’s happening over at Borussia Dortmund and wonder whether they may be forced to sell their young superstars if they miss out on European qualification. Stick those alongside two cracking selections for Game of the Week and the ongoing scheduling issues amidst the return of the European knockouts, and you’ve got yourself a whistle stop tour of continental football’s biggest stories – join us!


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


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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

Big Fents ,

Luke Moore isn’t a Knob

Decent pod. Nice alternative to the Premier League equivalents around.

C wils-1 ,

Not what it used to be

I used to love this podcast with James Horncastle and Spellar hosting. Dotun seems a nice enough guy but I don’t think his knowledge on European football fits the vibe of the podcast.

El Thundercannon ,

What have you done to this? 😭

Used to be my favourite European Football pod, but the new host Dotun displays almost no football knowledge and is constantly chipping in with points that are either inane, irrelevent, or just plain rubbish! The humour seems to have gone too. This was probably my last week listening to it, Totally Football has long surpassed this, which is a real shame.

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