23 episodes

Nick Hancock and Chris England are old friends who have both been struck by the same soul-shattering thought: "how is it that everything that has changed about football since I started watching it has made it a little bit more s**t?".


Have they just been watching football for too long, or are they actually onto something? With the help of some excellent guests from the worlds of comedy and football, they aim to find out.

The Famous Sloping Pitch with Nick Hancock and Chris England Great Big Owl

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    • 5.0 • 57 Ratings

Nick Hancock and Chris England are old friends who have both been struck by the same soul-shattering thought: "how is it that everything that has changed about football since I started watching it has made it a little bit more s**t?".


Have they just been watching football for too long, or are they actually onto something? With the help of some excellent guests from the worlds of comedy and football, they aim to find out.

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    Justin Moorhouse - "The Theatre of Leaks"

    Justin Moorhouse - "The Theatre of Leaks"

    Nick Hancock and Chris England discuss all the action from the third round of the FA cup. Don’t worry though, there is of course some Oldham news too. 


    Nick and Chris are also joined by comedian, writer, podcaster and actor, Justin Moorhouse. Justin talks honestly with Nick and Chris about how he feels about his team, Manchester United. They also chat about annoying football song chants, Ronaldo and Justin’s idea of how to improve football. 


    Justin’s excellent podcast is available here - https://www.justinmoorhouse.com/podcast/


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    • 57 min
    Ep. 21 - Norman Pace - Tomelu Tukachel and Dusty Hare

    Ep. 21 - Norman Pace - Tomelu Tukachel and Dusty Hare

    Nick Hancock and Chris England discuss booing, the Tuchel/Lukaku fallout and the Southampton takeover. 


    Nick and Chris are also joined by comedian and actor, Norman Pace. Nick, Chris and Norman chat about being a games teacher, Les McKeown from the Bay City Rollers and going to see Nottingham Forest with the milk lady. 


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    • 58 min
    Ep. 20 - Norwegian Would - A post-Christmas catch up

    Ep. 20 - Norwegian Would - A post-Christmas catch up

    Nick Hancock and Chris England discuss the post-Christmas matches, Ronaldo’s new statue, player welfare, and rainbows in Qatar.


    Happy New Year to all our listeners and thanks for listening in 2021. 


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    • 52 min
    Ep. 19 - Andy Zaltzman - The Famous Sloping Wicket (WARNING: A lot of cricket.)

    Ep. 19 - Andy Zaltzman - The Famous Sloping Wicket (WARNING: A lot of cricket.)

    Nick Hancock and Chris England discuss the Oldham fan ban, more inevitable covid news, a Socios-related update and VAR inconsistencies. 


    Nick and Chris are also joined by comedian, cricket statistician, BBC TMS broadcaster and Gillingham fan, Andy Zaltzman. Nick, Chris and Andy chat about the amazing time difference between Australia and the UK, his waning/waned support of Gillingham and of course, the Ashes. 


    Andy’s various podcasts (including his brilliant Ashes one) are available here - https://www.thebuglepodcast.com


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    • 51 min
    Ep. 18 - Richard Bevan - Managing expectations

    Ep. 18 - Richard Bevan - Managing expectations

    In our first ever remote podcast, Nick Hancock and Chris England discuss a possible F1-inspired improvement to football, the inevitable covid issues this week, Newcastle news, and the very odd Champions League draw. 


    Nick and Chris are also joined by Richard Bevan, the Chief Executive of the League Managers Association. Nick, Chris and Richard chat about what the LMA do, how the role of the manager has changed over the years, bringing managers up through the academies, and inevitably Oldham come up too. 


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

Bollical ,

How do I rate the famous sloping pitch podcast?

A lot better than a kick in the knackers!

davetucs ,

Refreshingly Honest and Very Funny!

So refreshing to hear two normal football fans talk honestly about all topical issues. Not scared to discuss the stories that others would be afraid of upsetting their ‘mates’ in the game. And they go back before the so-called birth of football with the Premier League in 1992. And aren’t scared of calling out the modern game for what it is. Subscribe - you won’t be disappointed.

Gricey13 ,

Love it

It’s Quickly Kevin for those of us who think the 90s is modern day football

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