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Football is our national sport, no matter where you're from! The Whistleblowers takes a weekly look at what's going on in soccer and is not afraid to blow the whistle on the controversies the newspapers are too afraid to report! Join him and his regular celebrity guests by subscribing now to see what the hell you're missing! *The Whistleblowers is brought to you by Playback Media, the makers of the Internet's most popular Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham, Rangers, Liverpool and Man Utd. podcasts, so you should know what to expect!

Whistleblowers - The Football Podcast Martin Gritton, Mark Smith, Mark Webster

    • Sports
    • 3.7 • 78 Ratings

Football is our national sport, no matter where you're from! The Whistleblowers takes a weekly look at what's going on in soccer and is not afraid to blow the whistle on the controversies the newspapers are too afraid to report! Join him and his regular celebrity guests by subscribing now to see what the hell you're missing! *The Whistleblowers is brought to you by Playback Media, the makers of the Internet's most popular Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham, Rangers, Liverpool and Man Utd. podcasts, so you should know what to expect!

    Up for the Cup but Down to Clown

    Up for the Cup but Down to Clown

    The new fangled Premier league break is in full swing, but the Whistleblowers stops back in early to check in on the state of the league through the joint prisms of the FA Cup 4th round this weekend and the recent end of the January transfer window. Is this now a rebuilding season for Manchester United? Did Spurs do good business and should they be worried about taking on Brighton this weekend? Are cup holders Leicester going to come a cropper against East Midlands foes Nottingham Forest? And are Plymouth and Kidderminster our gems for this weekend? All this and more on this week’s Whistleblowers pod.

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    • 28 min
    When You Can’t See The Chris Wood for the Trees

    When You Can’t See The Chris Wood for the Trees

    The three occasionally wise men are back! After fulfilling their traditional Christmas duties of bringing gifts to a stable, Mark Smith reconvenes with Gritts and Gareth to discuss an eye-popping round of fixtures that starts with a tasty Thameslink derby between Brighton and Crystal Palace and ask which set of fans should be more excited about their clubs future. The biggest game of the week is then discussed and we debate whether it’s already a formality for Man City to win the title again before looking forward to what the next iteration of Chelsea’s midfield looks like in 2022. Manchester United’s continued shortcomings are analysed and the ask if the clock is running down on this group of players before looking at the Champions League yardstick that is the North London derby to close out the weekend. All this and more on your triumphantly returning Whistleblowers podcast.

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    Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh
    Engineered by Leon Gorman
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    • 44 min
    Charcoal Cheddar in Your Stockin

    Charcoal Cheddar in Your Stockin

    Football has a case of the bah humbugs going into the festive period with COVID-striken players dominating the headlines and the sort of casualty list not since since the day after the big Christmas game on the Somme. The three bunkering men of the Whistleblowers convene to sift through the remaining games this weekend and focus on woes for Leeds, a sprig of joy for Arsenal and an unerring suspicion that Sean Dyche is the grinch that is here to ruin Aston Villa’s Christmas. All this and a small amount more on a fun-size episode of the Whistleblowers that’s more mini Bounty than tiny Malteaser.

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    Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh
    Engineered by Leon Gorman
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    • 33 min
    Your Lack Of Planning Is Not My Emergency

    Your Lack Of Planning Is Not My Emergency

    The Whistleblowers’ three-headed monster of buffoonery return from their personal international break to deep dive into Chelsea v Leeds and ask whether Lukaku and Werner are Chelsea’s solutions or problem, and debate if Leeds should just take Christmas off. Ralf Rangnick’s early impact at Manchester United is assessed and we ponder if their opponents Norwich have a glimmer of hope with their new manager as well. The big narrative of the weekend is the return of Steven Gerrard to Anfield, giving us an opportunity to wonder if this Liverpool team is the best iteration under Klopp so far. All this and more on this week’s Whistleblowers.

    thewhistleblowers.net
    @footballpodcast
    Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh
    Engineered by Leon Gorman
    A Playback Media Production
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    Copyright 2021 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright

    • 33 min
    Howe Do You Do, Kids?

    Howe Do You Do, Kids?

    Special guest alert! The premier league is back after what feels like the 20th international break of the season, and whilst most of the Whistleblowers return, one of us is still waiting for their private jet to land in time for match day 12. Thankfully for you we bring in comedian extraordinaire Stuart Law to assess the recent managerial chances in the league and to immediately argue as to whether Gerrard will be deity or disaster. It’s non-plussed faces abound when it comes to Newcastle’s appointment of Eddie Howe and we ask it’ll be enough to keep them up, starting with this weekend’s must-win game versus Brentford. Liverpool vs Arsenal and Leicester v Chelsea get the Whistleblowers once-over and we finish up asking how gutted Spurs fans will actually be if West Ham take a Champions League slot above them this year (hint: very). All this and more in your ever-forward facing Whistleblower’s podcast.

    thewhistleblowers.net
    @footballpodcast
    Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh
    Engineered by Leon Gorman
    A Playback Media Production
    playbackmedia.co.uk

    Copyright 2021 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright

    • 32 min
    Big Boys vs Young Boys

    Big Boys vs Young Boys

    After a raucous midweek of European football the three unwise men gather together once again to debate whether Conte has immediately put Spurs in contention for a Champions League spot, ponder who will be their Victor Moses and if need to send Man Utd a bouquet for doing them a favour last week. No one has a single clue as to which Man Utd will turn up for the Saturday lunchtime derby with Pep’s collective but they all assume it will involve Fred and not Pogba, while there are murmurations of belief that West Ham can take Liverpool all the way on Sunday afternoon. All this and more on your latest forward-facing episode of The Whistleblowers.

    thewhistleblowers.net
    @footballpodcast
    Produced by Paul Myers and Mike Leigh
    Engineered by Leon Gorman
    A Playback Media Production
    playbackmedia.co.uk

    Copyright 2021 Playback Media Ltd - playbackmedia.co.uk/copyright

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
78 Ratings

78 Ratings

marshy1969 ,

breathe

love the podcast normally but please let the guests speak, kind of the point inviting them on

Andy Emmanuel ,

Really enjoy it......

Always look forward to The Whistleblowers podcast, have listened since the start and it`s a good listen. Martin Gritton talks well and provides an ex-Pros angle. Just wish it was a bit longer as it sometimes feels a bit rushed. Keep up the good work.......

Bj and the bear ,

Such a shame

Genuinely a funny and engaging podcast when Mark Webster hosted, now just a run of the mill bore-draw

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