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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

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    • 4.9 • 412 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. 

    On The Continent: The Real deal

    On The Continent: The Real deal

    Welcome back to On The Continent! This week, Dotun and Andy are joined by Lars Sivertsen to for a deep dive on Bayern Munich. They could’ve run out 8-2 winners again against Barcelona this week, but just how good are they? We also check in with Real Madrid, who battled past perennial Champions League fall-guys Inter, and wonder how Carlo Ancelotti can mould this unusually young team after Eduardo Camavinga made the difference again.


    We also bring a difficult but vital discussion to the table about Jérôme Boateng, who was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend last week, and the response of his new employers, Lyon.


    Got a question for us? Find us on socials @footballramble.


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    • 48 min
    Book Club: Barça – Simon Kuper

    Book Club: Barça – Simon Kuper

    If one club encapsulates both the sublime and the ridiculous in modern football, it's FC Barcelona. Kate and Jim chart this duality on today's episode of the Book Club, as renowned author Simon Kuper joins them to discuss his new book, 'Barça'!


    Simon charts their rise from a friendly regional club to a global behemoth, all on the back of an almost naive friendliness and goodwill within the Catalan community. They also discuss Simon's interviews with the likes of Johan Cruyff and Kylian Mbappé, assess Lionel Messi's legacy and wonder where the club goes next.


    Got a question for us? Find us on socials @FootballRamble


    You can purchase a copy of Simon's new book here!


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    • 57 min
    On The Continent: Walking in Memphis

    On The Continent: Walking in Memphis

    Dotun, Andy and David Cartlidge look back over an international window that has seen its fair share of winners and losers - Memphis Depay perhaps more than most!


    Ol' Memphis gets his fair dues on today's show as we discuss how his recent performances might help him contend with Barca's impossible post-Messi task. We also wonder where it's gone wrong for France in recent weeks - can they shake their post-Euros blues? And, over in the Bundesliga, Julian Nagelsmann faces his first stern test since turning to the Dark Side with a trip to his former stomping ground.


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    • 49 min
    On The Continent: Cigarettes under the hazy Roman sun

    On The Continent: Cigarettes under the hazy Roman sun

    Dotun Adebayo, Lars Sivertsen and Nicky Bandini are back with more tales of penny-pinching European super clubs on today's episode of On The Continent!


    We wonder how Barcelona can dig themselves out from their ever-expanding hole and discuss whether Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo experiment proved successful. And as the Deadline Day dust settles, we identify a few diamonds in the continental rough who may shine brightly for their new clubs.


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    • 49 min
    On The Continent: Hey big spenders

    On The Continent: Hey big spenders

    Welcome back to another edition of On The Continent! Miguel Delaney joins Dotun and Andy to discuss the latest on Kylian Mbappé and Cristiano Ronaldo.


    We wonder how the Frenchman’s arrival could revitalise Real, while there are mixed opinions about Ronaldo’s possible uneasy marriage with Pep Guardiola’s Man City. After a very weird window with spending confined to the very top, we also discuss the broader transfer market across Europe this summer.


    Elsewhere, José Mourinho’s seducing another fanbase as his Roma side get off to a flyer with Tammy Abraham particularly impressing. Plus, we check in with the Champions League qualifiers, which featured a wonderful – but revealing – blast from the past as Benfica and PSV fought for a group stage spot.


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    • 52 min
    On The Continent: Winning the Scudetto in Giorgio Armani

    On The Continent: Winning the Scudetto in Giorgio Armani

    Welcome back to another edition of On The Continent! This week, Dotun and Andy are joined by our resident Italian football oracle Nicky Bandini for a bumper Serie A preview!


    We discuss what’s next for the title-holders, Inter, stripped of some of their best assets, while it’s back to the future for José Mourinho and Luciano Spalletti at Roma and Napoli, with Nicky particularly backing the Neapolitans to cause a stir.


    Plus, Andy explains the truth behind the Robert Lewandowski rumours as Bayern pick up silverware already and we explain what on earth is going on at Lyon!


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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
412 Ratings

412 Ratings

DJ SALTYNUTZ ,

Love the format - hope they don’t change it

The big pick up this year has been Dotun. He’s fantastic. He presents like he has the interest of a casual fan but he asks very good questions of the pundits that really build up a terrific conversation.

Andy is a fountain of knowledge and the show always finds another writer of very fine ability to debate and build up a great conversation. Great format. Really hope they keep it as is next season.

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

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