48 episodes

Ex-pro Jimmy Bullard is joined by comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith plus a guest from the world of football to talk about the beautiful game and their outrageous experiences on and off the field. Tweet us using #MagicSponge.

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    • Comedy

Ex-pro Jimmy Bullard is joined by comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith plus a guest from the world of football to talk about the beautiful game and their outrageous experiences on and off the field. Tweet us using #MagicSponge.

    David Bentley Can Do It All!

    David Bentley Can Do It All!

    S6 Ep6 - The one and only David Bentley is on The Magic Sponge podcast. Anyone that's not a fan of his, give this a listen and then see what you think. Stories about Arsenal, Spurs, Blackburn, Capello, Savage... Stacky sends in a voice message about... And if that wasn't enough Bullard calls up at the end while he's 'working' with Wayne Bridge. Hell of a last episode.


    Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett and David Bentley
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    • 1 hr
    Razor, Merse, Rob and Ian

    Razor, Merse, Rob and Ian

    S6 Ep5 - Razor Ruddock joins Roba and Ian, plus Merson is back for another episode full of great stories. Razor seems to attract the interesting characters in a team so it's not a surprise to hear he hung out with Wrighty, Burridge, Sedgely... Gazza. It's amazing to think he played for England!

    Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Paul Merson and Neil Razor Ruddock
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    • 44 min
    Paul Merson did some miles!

    Paul Merson did some miles!

    S6 Ep4 - Paul Merson joins Rob and Ian while Jimmy is off fishing. Merse is an all time Sponge guest and he doesn't disappoint. Stories from his whole career which include the time he lived with Gazza and a great one about going to Barbados. GOLD.

    Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett and Paul Merson
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    • 52 min
    Gallen and Watson - The two Kev's

    Gallen and Watson - The two Kev's

    S6 Ep3 - The two Kev's wedge themselves into the smallest recording studio to talk about Gallen cracking his pubis in the Grenfell game, playing with Gazza, slogging it out in non-league management and starting out in the premier league.

    Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Kevin Gallen and Kevin Watson
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    • 41 min
    John Salako AKA Jonny Salad

    John Salako AKA Jonny Salad

    S6 Ep2 - Jonny Salad joins hosts Rob Beckett and Ian Smith while Sam Parkin (from the very first Sponge episode) fills in for the absent Jimmy Bullard. Pardew gets a mention as does Wrighty and Brighty not to mention the shoeing he got for slagging off some of the first team when he was starting out and playing for England.


    Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Ray Parlour
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    • 31 min
    David Noble - Cliff diving with Graham Stack

    David Noble - Cliff diving with Graham Stack

    S6 Ep1 - The Sponge is back for a brand new series and starts with an absolute belter with Stacky's mate David Noble telling some unbelievable stories from his time in (but mostly out) the game.

    Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Ray Parlour
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

McStagalot ,

Amazing, took the edge of my long drive

I am glad I didn’t hear this back at Uni in the mid 90’s, it’s full of crazy ideas and challenges for daft sports team!

Some of the stories are amazing

rikruddick ,

The best podcast hands down

Absolutely quality. Trying to get my American mates on it over here but I’m afraid they have a terrible sense of humor, anyways Dave pay them a bit of cash and let’s get more seasons going.

GT16565 ,

Good banter.

Brilliant podcast.

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