115 episodes

Welcome to Ranks FC - the show that takes football and puts it in the right order. Join Jack, Dean & Sam every Wednesday for rankings that discuss the best of football across Europe, from the Premier League to Serie A, La Liga to the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 to the Primeira Liga and beyond!
If you're here to hear about the best players on the planet, the next generation coming through, the biggest transfer deals and the under-the-radar steals, you've come to the right place - all with a positive outlook, Things We Love, and the infamous Melon of the Week.
It's Ranks!

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Welcome to Ranks FC - the show that takes football and puts it in the right order. Join Jack, Dean & Sam every Wednesday for rankings that discuss the best of football across Europe, from the Premier League to Serie A, La Liga to the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 to the Primeira Liga and beyond!
If you're here to hear about the best players on the planet, the next generation coming through, the biggest transfer deals and the under-the-radar steals, you've come to the right place - all with a positive outlook, Things We Love, and the infamous Melon of the Week.
It's Ranks!

    Ranking World Cup Selection Surprises

    Ranking World Cup Selection Surprises

    Hello Rank Squad!
    It's been a window full of intrigue, but some players have used it to devastating effect, to make the jump from squad players to locked in starters in Qatar, or to inscribe their name firmly in their managers squad lists. We look at a couple of Dutch delights, an England centre-half (no, not that one ), a brilliant Brazilian shape-shifting to good effect, and a Belgian on the rise.
    There's also World Cup Watch in Things We Love, where Dean discusses France's strange defeat to Denmark and their potential over-reliance on talented young guns, and Jack pours out some love for the two South American behemoths who have delighted in this window.
    Melon of the Week is awarded to some senility in the Portuguese camp, whilst Sam's Gibberish includes the price hikes at the supermarket that are giving him nightmares.
    It's Ranks!
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ranking the Biggest International Selection Dilemmas Ahead of the World Cup

    Ranking the Biggest International Selection Dilemmas Ahead of the World Cup

    It's under two months to the World Cup, but which positions for which teams are giving their managers headaches? We discuss the biggest logjam positions in the international realm, from England's right-backs to Spain's left-backs, and from the glut of glorious attacking players for both Argentina & Brazil, to France's ridiculous depth at centre-back.
    There's Things We Love as well, where we discuss Ethan Nwaneri's emergence as the youngest player in English top-flight history; Iñaki and Nico Williams' goalscoring heroics for Athletic Club and their international call-ups for separate nations; and Granada's coming to fore as Spanish Segunda football continues through the international break.
    And finally, we discuss an absolute madhouse of a weekend in terms of red cards and melons - in both the Melon of the Week and the extended Gibberish Rankings. It's Ranks!
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    • 58 min
    Ranking the Best Teenagers in World Football

    Ranking the Best Teenagers in World Football

    Teenagers are fleeting - one minute past their 20th birthday, and they're gone into the big wide world of everyday footballers - so we have to give them their due whilst we can. And it seems only yesterday that we were punctuating this list with Ryan Gravenberch, Nuno Mendes - and even Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland. But the seasons flow, players grow and new wonderkids wind up on the block every single season, so it's time to put them in order for 2022. We talk a host of names, from a Barcelona cohort including Ansu Fati, Gavi and reigning title-holder Pedri, Eduardo Camavinga, Borussia Dortmund's latest gems off the production line, Harvey Elliott (how is he still elegible?!), Jamal Musiala, Florian Wirtz and many more. Sam also chucks in a big prediction for this season for each of his top five.
    Things We Love focuses on Graham Potter's rise to the top table of European football management, a rake of late moments for the big guns in Serie A, and Sporting's recovery after a tough start to the season - with some love for some names who were maybe in danger of slipping into unfulfilled promise territory. There's a Melon of the Week out of Turin (or multiple, being frank) and we do a quick draft to select our teams that we'll focus on for the upcoming 2022 World Cup.
    It's Ranks!
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    5x5: Predicting the Top Five in Each of Europe's Top Five Leagues

    5x5: Predicting the Top Five in Each of Europe's Top Five Leagues

    The transfer window has closed and we've had a couple of games in each league, so whilst pre-season predictions are fun, this feels like a good time to lock our selections in for the season - which can only mean it's 5x5 time. The concept is simple - we each pick how we think the top five in England, France, Italy, Germany and Spain are going to look when the curtain falls in May.
    We look at what happened last time out, before working through our selections, our thoughts on how a shedload of sides have started their campaigns, and some more rogue calls from Jack, where heart continues to take precedence over head.
    There's a quick Things We Love - where Sam talks his first dive into management, and Jack talks a fairy story out of Exeter. There's also a Melon of the Week, a Gibberish Ranking and the poems are back to kick things off. It's Ranks!
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Ranking The Best Transfers of the Window

    Ranking The Best Transfers of the Window

    Hello Rank Squad! Welcome to our third and final episode of this week, this time looking back at the transfer window as a whole and working out where we think the best deals, steals and keels have been found. Jack and Sam split the rankings into four parts - best big-money deal (over £40m), best low-cost deal (under £15m), best loan deal and, controversially, the deals where we think clubs might have dropped a bit of a clanger. It's Ranks!
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    • 58 min
    Ranking The Biggest Transfer Stories Ahead Of Deadline Day

    Ranking The Biggest Transfer Stories Ahead Of Deadline Day

    Hello Rank Squad! Deadline Day will soon be upon us, and we've set DJ to work in order to line up TEN of the biggest stories and sagas that will look to go right to the wire this summer.
    From the world's biggest players to free agents looking for a new home, title contenders and relegation battlers, we've covered loads of deals, rumours and late dramas that may well go down to the final hours.
    There's also Things We Love, which this week entails the off between Richarlison and Brennan Johnson at the City Ground on Sunday, as well as Ander Herrera's homecoming to Athletic Club.
    And there's a VERY contentious Melon of the Week from Toxic Dean, as well as Sam's Gibberish, which truly has some questionable takes also. It's Ranks!
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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
356 Ratings

356 Ratings

hlwoodcock ,

Absolute best football/soccer podcast!!

These guys make such a good team and are so well informed about world football! They do such a great job of mixing humor with information and it just absolutely works out perfectly!

The_Buj ,

Ranks is life

Came to be aware of Ranks in the lasers days of their BR stay via Sam’s appearances on the Total Soccer Show. Found the banter between the three entertaining and the format fun and different.

I love the simplicity of ranking things within football as a means of further discussion and the gibberish ranking and “things I love” are super down to earth and relatable. They offer a nice breather from the constant football discussion.

I’ll admit I was a little weirder out at first by the poetry but boy has it grown on me! Especially this weeks!! (5-24-22) what a banger!

Anyway, you’ll be entertained and informed and really… what more would you ask for?!

GluigiN ,

Favorite Football (Soccer) Podcast out there

I’ve been listening to Ranks back since their Bleacher Report Days, and I absolutely love it. Of course there are times where I disagree with their opinions/point of view, but no one would be a true soccer fan if they didn’t disagree with others from time to time. Objectively, the analysis they provide is great and they do it in a way that is fun, and keeps me engaged throughout.

I hope this pod is around for some time to come, and I am planning on joining the Patreon as soon as I can.

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