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In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world—as well as a shared inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then, the boys have come a very long way: from a best-selling book to sold out live shows.


Now, with the return of football post-lockdown, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Saturday. Lend us your ears and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest stories from the Premier League and all around Europe, all with an eye for both the sublime and the ridiculous.

Football Ramble Stakhanov

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    • 4.7 • 58 Ratings

In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world—as well as a shared inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then, the boys have come a very long way: from a best-selling book to sold out live shows.


Now, with the return of football post-lockdown, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Saturday. Lend us your ears and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest stories from the Premier League and all around Europe, all with an eye for both the sublime and the ridiculous.

    Southampton halt the Everton train, more goals for Hat-trick Bamford, and the opening sequence of Goal 4?

    Southampton halt the Everton train, more goals for Hat-trick Bamford, and the opening sequence of Goal 4?

    After Ajax stuck thirteen past VVV Venlo and stole most of the Premier League’s goals, Jules, Jim and Pete are here to pick up the pieces on today’s episode of the Ramble! 


    We start off with praise for Southampton’s hugely impressive performance as they brought Everton’s unbeaten run to an end, while Man City struggled again as they were held by West Ham. We also look over another barnstorming Leeds win, with pianist Patrick Bamford among the goals, before bricklayer-turned-Newcastle trialist Florent Indalecio reminds us it’s important to dream once in a while. Join us!
     
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    • 41 min
    The Preview Show: Old Trafford braces for goals galore, tough times for Sheffield United, and the greatest goal ever scored

    The Preview Show: Old Trafford braces for goals galore, tough times for Sheffield United, and the greatest goal ever scored

    The Premier League’s coming over the hill, which can only mean one thing - it’s time for The Preview Show, sponsored by Betway! Kate, Luke and Jim are here to blast through an intriguing round of fixtures, as Man United host Chelsea and Arsenal head to Leicester on the back of a lacklustre European performance.


    We also wonder what’s going on at Sheffield United as they search far and wide for a goalscorer, and the Luke’s Game lineal champion defends her crown!
     
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    • 53 min
    More goals for Sergio Aguero, more encouragement from Jurgen Klopp, and more mariachi bands in Valencia

    More goals for Sergio Aguero, more encouragement from Jurgen Klopp, and more mariachi bands in Valencia

    After Liverpool stood strong in Amsterdam and Man City swept aside Porto, Kate, Pete and Andy settle in for another roundup of Champions League action on this glorious Thursday. We then look over Mesut Özil’s omission from Arsenal’s Premier League squad and wonder how a player of such undisputed talent has ended up in his position. 


    We also even have time for some glorious shithousery over in Valencia, as a well-placed mariachi band continue to snap at the heels of the club’s owners.
     
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    • 49 min
    Another Parisian dream for Man United, Chelsea achieve the unthinkable, and Pelé’s musical talents

    Another Parisian dream for Man United, Chelsea achieve the unthinkable, and Pelé’s musical talents

    The Champions League can do funny things to a team, it really can. Exhibit A: Chelsea secured their first clean sheet under Frank Lampard! Marcus, Pete and Vish are here to celebrate this momentous occasion on today’s episode of the Ramble.


    Man United also impressed last night, beating a wholly underwhelming PSG in their own back yard. We run the rule over that, throw our totally sincere support behind the Super European Premier League Battle Royale and receive a musical blessing from Pelé himself. Vamos!
     
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    • 41 min
    Our first goalless draw, Newcastle fans’ admirable work, and the return of the Champions League!

    Our first goalless draw, Newcastle fans’ admirable work, and the return of the Champions League!

    Finally, the Premier League has listened to our warnings about overindulgence and settled down - for now at least. Join Marcus, Jim and Andy for a stroll through some semblance of normality.


    We only got one goal from last night’s pair of matches. And that goal was scored by Raúl Jiménez - despite an on-brand Jim insisting it was a Kalvin Phillips own goal - as Wolves continue to get up to speed. 


    We also look over a damning indictment of pay-per-view football as Burnley vs West Brom finished goalless, while Newcastle fans gloriously ignored the concept altogether. All that plus the return of the Champions League - cue the music!
     
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    • 40 min
    Merseyside madness, Chelsea stumble again, and a Manuel Lanzini thwack

    Merseyside madness, Chelsea stumble again, and a Manuel Lanzini thwack

    After another weekend of chaos across the table, it seems as if this Premier League season won’t ever just calm down! Jules, Luke and Vish are here with all the reaction to a whole host of madness.


    The Merseyside derby was as wild as we hoped, with Jordan Pickford making yet more headlines and Dominic Calvert-Lewin sniffing out another goal. Elsewhere, Spurs left the back door open for West Ham’s Manuel Lanzini to smash in a rocket and Chelsea let another three points slip through their grasp.
     
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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

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Best sports podcast!

Listened for about 7 years now. Most consistently good football podcast out there.

Tomhetet ,

Just not funny anymore

Lacking in chemistry and laughs. Original Ramble RIP.

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A lifesaver!

Puts my 18 month old baby girl right to sleep 😂

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