On The Left Side is THE funny football podcast. No tactical analysis or heat maps here, just a sideways look at the very best stories from the beautiful game in a handy bite-sized form. From commentary catastrophes to managerial misdemeanours. Jim guides you through a satirical look at the last seven days of football funny.
Crusty the Pie, Harmonica Whistles & Pep wants points
The new Premier League season is almost here, and new seasons have kicked off all over the place. The pie eaters of Wigan have a new mascot, but could Crusty be the one to take on the mighty Boilerman? There are lots of new rules but is it also time to ditch the referees' whistle? And could this mean there will be new mascots at Spurs, Chelsea and Man City? Plus has Pep Guardiola found a way to get even more points out of his treble champions?
Angry Man United fans, and is VAR ruining football?
The Premier League is back and no one is enjoying it. Instead, everyone is getting very angry about a whole load of stuff. Manchester United fans are getting angry at Ed Woodward and his transfer dealings whilst everyone else is getting angry about VAR and how its "Ruining the Game".
As normal, Jim is here to cast a sarcastic eye (can an eye be sarcastic) over all the best news from the week's football action.
Klopp becomes Rocky Balboa, Union Berlin falls silent, and Bury FC are in trouble...
Liverpool might have won the UEFA Supercup but the big story was about Jurgen's reaction to the winning penalty save, rather than the trophy itself - I mean do you even know what it looks like? Exactly.
Elsewhere German football doesn't like RB Liepzig for some reason, and nobody in Newcastle seems to like Mike Ashley. Still, he's somehow slightly less hated than Bury owner Steve Dale.
VAR Takeaway, Robot Referees and Sanchez leaves United
Technology in football is here to stay and it looks like there's more even more coming. But could Robot Linesmen be really bad news for the likes of Mike Dean? VAR isn't working out so well, and after not enough penalties were given this weekend we're wondering if it's all down to what Greek football is calling kebab gate. And everyone has their calculators out again as Alexis Sanchez heads for Inter Milan, in a deal that suggests Man Utd don't really understand what a loan deal is...
The end of Bury FC, Cantona Speaks and Mendy Sharks
This week we ask what exactly happens in the fit and proper person test, what noise does a shark make, and has Eric given the greatest speech since the seagull and the trawler?
Respectful Monkey Chants, BIG Manchester United News, and Watford go back to their ex
The International Break came after a Inter-racist break, in which some fans were asking "Can a monkey chant really be respectful?" We wonder if a terrible impression can be as well. And if there is anyone who doesn't annoy Graeme Souness?
Elsewhere, Man United continue to run away with the Commercial Partnership League as they announce their New Official Electrical Styling Partner, and Watford plays wheel of fortune with their managers.
Good podcast, good lads
Always a winner x
Always makes me smile. Well observed, bite sized fun.
Keep up the good work
Great podcast, with great jokes!