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In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel.

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In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel.

    Arsenal march on, Chelsea sign on and Everton move on

    Arsenal march on, Chelsea sign on and Everton move on

    Joe Devine, JJ Bull and Jon Mackenzie are here to talk about some football.

    Arsenal continued their best ever start to a top flight season with a 3-2 win over Manchester United. 

    But are Mikel Arteta's touchline antics a marginal gain or a sign of the moral failure of the entire football club?

    Chelsea versus Liverpool was not that interesting. So instead we spoke about Chelsea's new lengthy contracts. 

    Are they an unusual outlier or a presage of things to come?

    We move on to a win for West Ham in Frank Lampard's last game as Everton manager. 

    Did we record before he was sacked? Of course we did.

    There was also an inexplicable amount of discussion about cows in this episode.

    The Tifo football podcast is presented by Joe Devine and produced by Steve Hankey.
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    The day (weekend) of derbies

    The day (weekend) of derbies

    Joe Devine, JJ Bull and Jon Mackenzie are here to talk about some football.

    Events in London and Manchester are the first focus for the fellas in this episode.

    We start with league leaders Arsenal. Is the title theirs to lose now?

    The Gunners beat North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. For Spurs, this defeat raises many, many questions. 

    Moving on to Manchester, a win for United over City continued the Ten Hagian revolution for the Red Devils. But are they in the title mix now too?

    Liverpool lost again, this time against a brilliant Brighton who have taken to DeZerbi’s methods like a seagull to a bag of chips.

    Plus, we explore the Premier League’s bottom. Relegation to be precise. At least eight teams are in the mix at our count. But who will drop out by season’s end?

    Finally, a word or two is said about Napoli, who sit imperiously atop Serie A with a nine point lead having just put five past Juventus. Bellissima.

    The Tifo football podcast is presented by Joe Devine and produced by Steve Hankey.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    We’re Back Baby!

    We’re Back Baby!

    Joe Devine, JJ Bull and Jon Mackenzie are here to talk about some football.

    For the first show of 2023 the boys start, unexpectedly, with Southampton.

    The Athletic’s Southampton reporter Jacob Tanswell joins us to give all of the insight. Will Southampton sink without a trace on the South Coast? Is the new owner's long term plan working?

    Manchester United have a 100% winning record since the post World Cup, and at the time of recording before anyone goes near the comments in like five weeks time.

    Has Erik Ten Hag started to get the fear back into the Red Devils? And would a big man up top make them even better? 

    Plus, Chelsea are facing an uncomfortable transition from their short term habits to longer term planning. But will they hold their nerve and keep Graham Potter?

    Finally, Haaland is great, but are Manchester City better without him? This is discussed and quickly dismissed, but it’s a good ol’ chat. 

    The Tifo Football Podcast is presented by Joe Devine and produced by Steve Hankey.
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Argentina and Messi win the World Cup

    Argentina and Messi win the World Cup

    Argentina and France played out one of the most thrilling World Cup finals in history. Messi won his first World Cup and Mbappe scored a hat trick. The Tifo team discuss the final and reflect on the tournament as a whole.
    The Tifo podcast is presented by Joe Devine and produced by Nathan A Clark
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Who's going to win the World Cup?

    Who's going to win the World Cup?

    As we move towards the final of the 2022 World Cup, another historic event has taken place: the Totally x Tifo crossover! JJ Bull and Jon Mackenzie are joined by the host of the Totally Football Show, James Richardson, and Totally regular Sasha Goryunov to talk through the upcoming World Cup final between France and Argentina.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Morocco are out! France make the final

    Morocco are out! France make the final

    France beat Morocco in today’s semifinal en route to meet Argentina in the final on Sunday. The Tifo team discuss the game, along with a few quiz rounds regarding World Cup goals and international caps. Plus, why you shouldn’t scout at a World Cup. And points are bad sees the last predictions of the tournament.
    The Tifo podcast is presented by Joe Devine and produced by Nathan A Clark
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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
544 Ratings

544 Ratings

Chris in Seattle ,

Informative and fun

Great show. The best vibes of any football show.

Timery Guy ,

Points are bad...

But the Tifo Football Podcast is good!

meb295 ,

The most important Football Podcast in history.

Simply the greatest most fun football podcast that has or will ever exist. Everyone is very smart, funny and good looking, especially Joe. Check out their YouTube channel.

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