56 episodes

Football Ramble Presents delivers unrivalled insight and captivating stories that stretch far beyond the ninety minutes on the pitch. It is a considered, thoughtful look at all aspects of the beautiful game, bringing together some established Ramble favourites and new programmes that both inform and entertain. Unearthing football’s greatest tales, past and present. 

Football Ramble Presents Stakhanov

    • Soccer
    • 4.9 • 395 Ratings

Football Ramble Presents delivers unrivalled insight and captivating stories that stretch far beyond the ninety minutes on the pitch. It is a considered, thoughtful look at all aspects of the beautiful game, bringing together some established Ramble favourites and new programmes that both inform and entertain. Unearthing football’s greatest tales, past and present. 

    Lions Watch: The rise of Jesse Lingard, Jude Bellingham dazzles, and Roy on the Copacabana

    Lions Watch: The rise of Jesse Lingard, Jude Bellingham dazzles, and Roy on the Copacabana

    Marcus and Luke are back with a brand new edition of Lions Watch, the show dedicated to all things England! We are stumbling over ourselves with excitement for this one.


    Jesse Lingard is the form player in the Premier League – but should Gareth Southgate give him the keys to the kingdom? And where does all this leave poor old Jack Grealish?


    Elsewhere, if we needed any further evidence, Jude Bellingham was jaw-droppingly good this week: we drill down into his qualities. And the next stop on our journey through the 2010s brings us to World Cup 2014, where a young England squad came away with some stark truths, a glimmer of hope, and the prestigious honour of playing out the most forgettable football game in World Cup history. Join us!


    Got a question for us? Email show@footballramble.com!


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    • 37 min
    On The Continent: Erling Haaland’s fate, Bayern Munich’s dilemma, and the reality of sportswashing

    On The Continent: Erling Haaland’s fate, Bayern Munich’s dilemma, and the reality of sportswashing

    Dotun is joined by Lars Sivertsen and Miguel Delaney to look back over the week’s Champions League action!


    While Pep Guardiola finally overcame his Champions League hoodoo with Man City, Dortmund now desperately need to rescue their season with a top four finish. We look at the implications for Erling Haaland and why he may well be heading to Real Madrid rather than Man City.


    Elsewhere, PSG and Bayern served up another cracking tie, but one which threw up more questions than answers about both sides. We discuss Hansi Flick’s future and what next for Bayern after some miserly transfer windows. And with PSG and Man City back in the last four of the Champions League, we look at what sportswashing in football really amounts to.


    Got a question for us? Email otc@footballramble.com!


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    • 47 min
    Ramble Meets... Jesse Marsch

    Ramble Meets... Jesse Marsch

    We're joined by one of Europe's most exciting young coaches on today's episode of Ramble Meets... as Andy sits down with RB Salzburg head coach, Jesse Marsch!


    Jesse's obsession with soccer was born in his native Wisconsin and has taken him across the United States and Canada, before he arrived in Leipzig in 2018 as Ralf Rangnick's assistant. Now at Champions League newcomers RB Salzburg, Jesse talks Andy through his untraditional journey as well as the misconceptions around American coaches and how he has honed his leadership techniques across different teams and cultures.


    Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballramble.com.


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    • 40 min
    Lions Watch: The Declan Rice dilemma, Trent Alexander-Arnold in the spotlight, and England’s dark ages

    Lions Watch: The Declan Rice dilemma, Trent Alexander-Arnold in the spotlight, and England’s dark ages

    Welcome to our brand new addition to Football Ramble Presents, Lions Watch, a show dedicated to all things England! 


    Every Saturday, Marcus Speller and Luke Moore discuss the latest stories around Gareth Southgate’s squad in the build-up to the Euros. Who’s waiting by the phone? Who’s metatarsal is plastered on the front pages? And what does it all mean for that final 23-man squad? We will also be revisiting tournaments and matches gone by to trace the evolution that has shaped Southgate’s England side today – and watch out for interviews and plenty of your correspondence, too! 


    This week, we look at the repercussions of Declan Rice’s injury and Trent Alexander-Arnold’s inconsistent form. We also take you back to the dark days of Fabio Capello, the scorching heat of Bloemfontein, and Roy Hodgson’s baptism of fire. The journey to Euro 2020 starts here. Join us!


    Let us know the overlooked players you’d like to see in the England squad. Email show@footballramble.com!


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    • 32 min
    On The Continent: A Champions League classic, Zidane’s masterclass, and a lifeline for Juventus

    On The Continent: A Champions League classic, Zidane’s masterclass, and a lifeline for Juventus

    Welcome to a new edition of On The Continent, your one-stop shop for all things European football. Dotun, Andy and Nicky Bandini wrap up an eventful week in the Champions League and beyond!


    Bayern Munich fell to their first home defeat in all competitions since November 2019 – and it took a monumental effort from PSG to overcome the Bavarian giants. We reflect on the reasons behind Bayern’s rare lapse and what this means for Mauricio Pochettino’s side after a gutless defeat to Lille last weekend.


    There was also a landmark result for Zinedine Zidane in midweek, who showed that he really can mix it with the very best tactical minds in Europe. And after a turbulent past few weeks, Juventus landed an important win against Napoli.


    Got a question for us? Email otc@footballramble.com!


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    • 50 min
    Book Club: Love of the Game, Ricky Hill

    Book Club: Love of the Game, Ricky Hill

    Joining Kate and Jim on today's episode of the Book Club is Luton Town legend who played over 400 matches throughout the most successful stint in their history and earned an England call up under Sir Bobby Robson: it's Ricky Hill!


    Ricky joins us to reflect on an impressive career marred with frustration and disappointment. He rose through the ranks at Luton Town at just 17, and was an integral part of the side that won the League Cup in 1987/88 – however, obstacles entirely out of his control meant his subsequent managerial career was more challenging. We discuss the impossible task he faced in the Luton dugout and how that unfairly tarnished his reputation, the need for greater diversity across the entire non-playing staff of English football clubs and his pioneering work around the game's equivalent of the NFL's 'Rooney Rule.'


    Ricky's new book, Love of the Game, is available here!


    Search ‘Football Ramble’ on social media to find us, and email us here: show@footballramble.com.


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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
395 Ratings

395 Ratings

dclionva ,

Outstanding

Adding Dotun made this pod even better!!

Foltz24 ,

Get rid of Delaney

Love the Ramble cast, including the newer additions, but can have someone like Miguel Delaney on the pod. Shamelessly biased lacking awareness. Will not be listening to Ramble Presents until he’s gone - good example of a bad journalist

disappointed in you andy ,

Cmon guys.

4 champions league games played this week. 3 were talked about. 2 much time wasted. 1 star review.

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