324 episodes

In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel. Hosted by Joe Devine.

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    • 4.6 • 509 Ratings

In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel. Hosted by Joe Devine.

    Everton's Transfers, Man Utd's 4-2-2-2 & Jude Bellingham

    Everton's Transfers, Man Utd's 4-2-2-2 & Jude Bellingham

    In this episode, Joe and Alex talk through Everton's transfers as they currently sit in 16th place, Man Utd's 4-2-2-2 in Ralf Rangnick's opening game as interim manager against Crystal Palace, Jude Bellingham's controversial interview after Dortmund's 3-2 loss against Bayern Munich and Kasper Schmeichel's mixup with the one-hand-goalkeeper rule!

    • 59 min
    The Impending Rangnick Revolution at United

    The Impending Rangnick Revolution at United

    Seb and JJ chat about the obvious Rangnick influences upon the 1-1 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United and how United will function with Rangnick as a consultant. 
    They also talk about Everton’s transfer policy and disappointing squad, the non-clashing kits of Leeds & Brighton, the difference between an asteroid and a meteorite and Palace’s woeful defending against set pieces.

    • 56 min
    Solskjaer leaves Manchester United, Norwich won again & The Champions League!

    Solskjaer leaves Manchester United, Norwich won again & The Champions League!

    Joe, Seb and JJ reconvene following, what proved to be, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's last game in charge at Manchester United... Plus, Liverpool's 4-0 thumping of Arsenal, Conte's energetic new Spurs, Norwich on a winning streak and Leicester losing again. Plus, the gang look forward to this week's Champions League action!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Risky Gerrard, Sassy Arsenal & Crystal Palace: Cool By Association

    Risky Gerrard, Sassy Arsenal & Crystal Palace: Cool By Association

    Joe, Seb & Alex reconvene during the international break to discuss whether Steven Gerrard has jeopardised his 'dream' of managing Liverpool by taking the job at Aston Villa... Also, why Norwich appointing Dean Smith covers all the bases, how Arsenal have surprised Joe and how tactically flexible Vieira's Crystal Palace are.
    Plus, Seb and Alex reflect on some interesting international football and, in particular, USA's scary progress ahead of hosting the World Cup in 2026.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Smith & Farke Sacked, Manchester Derby Bullying + West Ham's 'Big Lads'

    Smith & Farke Sacked, Manchester Derby Bullying + West Ham's 'Big Lads'

    Joe, Seb and JJ reconvene, following a Manchester Derby with a hint of schoolyard bully about it... Plus, the gang analyse how West Ham shocked Liverpool, why Aston Villa AND Norwich both sacked their respective managers over the weekend and how hard Antonio Conte is already working his new Spurs players.

    • 52 min
    What Will Conte's Spurs Look Like? + Apologising To Aaron Ramsdale

    What Will Conte's Spurs Look Like? + Apologising To Aaron Ramsdale

    The Tifo team digest the news that Nuno Espirito Santo has been sacked by Tottenham and ponder what effect his rumoured replacement, Antonio Conte, will have on the current squad? Plus, more on how the Spurs news helps to contextualise a much-improved Manchester United performance, Seb and Alex admit they were wrong about Arsenal's Aaron Ramsdale, Brighton "get gritty" and Michael Olise's decision-making.

    • 1 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
509 Ratings

509 Ratings

jb19941115 ,

Worth a listen

My favorite football podcast, good balance of analysis and humor.

plt2975 ,

Not as superior as it sounds

When the tifo podcast started it felt a bit like that sketch in the fast show where a middle class man goes to Arsenal with a pic Knick basket whilst trying to ingratiate by cheering on both teams. I hated it at first, but for some masochistic reason kept coming back until I subscribed & now listen intently week in, week out. Definitely one of the best “marmite” football pods that keeps getting incrementally better every week.

Aaron027 ,

There are 20 teams in the EPL, you wouldn’t of known that with this podcast.

When I first subscribed I really enjoyed the balanced and in depth analysis of a wide range of topics and teams however lately the podcast appears to be there to talk solely about “the big 6” with little to no interest spent on who they might be playing against and their performance.

For the last half a dozen podcasts the first 40mins or so have been spent talking Manchester United’s failings barely acknowledging or crediting the opposition who beat them then quickly going through the remaining 5 “European Super League” teams. Again, with little credit, recognition or analysis of whom they may of playing and how they performed.

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