This week we look ahead to one of the biggest games in Europe that people are imagining is a forgone conclusion - Manchester United vs Liverpool. We round up the rest of the premier league including Norwich needing to bounce back, Newcastle momentum, West Ham silently being pretty good and Sheffield United have the steel to upset Arsenal. We discuss the sickening racist abuse suffered by some of the England squad in Bulgaria. We then re-open the doors of Kind club - now sponsored by the wonderful @KindCardiff - to let in Coventry City, Atletic Club and Jermaine Jenas. AUSTRALIA WE ARE COMING. ATR
This week we talk how Chelsea are actually far better than we thought they would be. Tammy Abraham not throwing away his shot. Newcastle - dreams, memories and reflections - Imagine scoring that goal for the club you grew up supporting against Manchester United at home! Powerful stuff. We also get excited about England and downhearted about Wales. Then we re-open the doors of kind club to let in some positivity. We are ATR. See you next week
This week we were joined by CSKA Sophia Gardens manager Craig Robertson to discuss our game of the weekend - Liverpool vs Leicester. We look at the other games including Manchester United probably losing to Newcastle, Brighton maybe getting an upset against a sad, Spurs, Bournemouth potentially beating Arsenal and Chelsea deserving more credit. We take a peek at the Bernardo Silva racism cauldron. We re-open the kind club and welcome in vegan Chris Smalling. Shoutout CSKA and shoutout The Wallich.
This week we talk Manchester United vs Arsenal who are two sides that simply refuse to get into any sort of rhythm and ask which one is most likely to win as well as if either of them can get into back the top 4 this season. We also look ahead to the other premier league games whilst asking what the hell is wrong with Spurs, are Man City still a wounded animal after the Norwich game (which would spell danger to the rest of the league), if Liverpool can keep up their momentum in the league, if Everton need a change of manager to stop stagnating plus if Wolves can finally get their first league win of the season against Watford or if the 8-0 hammering the Hornets received from Man City will galvanise them. We also look ahead to the next round of Champions League fixtures, have some feedback from our listeners and Galatasary. ATR
This week we were joined by Jamie McGowan from Welsh Ice to talk start up businesses and the wonderful things he does. We look ahead to Chelsea vs Liverpool and ask if this is the game that Liverpool show they are a team here to stay. We ask if Manchester City can bounce back against a potentially on the rise Watford, we round up the rest of the premier league fixtures and make what will probably turn out to be awful predictions. Then we head to Skinners Corner to talk about young players and potential as well as the pressure that comes with it. We also play Jamie’s brand new game - Kit or Campus - making him the first guest to create their own game. We then all go home. Luton Town May come up once or twice too. ATR
This week we were joined by Dan Tyte, acclaimed author and MD of Working Word, to look at the returning premier league and highlight Liverpool, United, Arsenal and Chelsea as being involved in our games of the weekend. We also look at the power of PR in the modern game. We also see how Cardiff City are doing and look back at the beautiful homeless World Cup. ATR
This week we were very lucky to record at Ikea in Cardiff - you guys are amazing hosts - to talk the return of international football and why its only exciting at summer tournaments. We also have a look at La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 to see what’s been happening with our European friends. We also talk the continued disgusting scenes of racism that have taken place around the world of football and have a quick glance at the premier league to see how everyone is getting on. Thank you for listening - ATR proud sponsors of CSKA Sophia Gardens Football Club
This week we were very lucky to sit down with Richie Norton, aka The Strength Temple, to talk mental health in sport, why its vitally important and why more needs to be done as it’s just as important as good physical health. We learnt all about Richie, how he started on the path he’s now on, what motivates him, why its important to get out into nature, the power of breathing, social media and how it can be used as a force for good, why its important to keep checking in with yourself to ensure you aren’t living on your phone, how the rabbits in his garden have become internet famous plus SO MUCH MORE! Thank you so much to Richie for his time, kindness and patience. We came away from the chat feeling like we had learnt so much and know you will feel the same way. SIDE NOTE - our original recording of this got corrupted so we’ve had to use our backup recording - sorry!
On this weeks episode we were once again joined by CSKA Sophia Gardens captain Jordan Lloyd to unveil the clubs new kit for their upcoming season which we are very proud to be the front of shirt sponsor for! We discussed what the hell is wrong at Manchester United, if there is anything that can be done to stop their seemingly never ending decline and if they can bounce back with a win against Southampton. We also looked ahead to the north London Derby which has added pressure with both Arsenal and Spurs looking to get a win after both of them lost this past weekend. Elsewhere we have a look at Everton vs Wolves which is a game that could have huge ramifications in the quest for European football. We say sad farewell to Bury FC and hope for better for Bolton. All of this plus we play a brand new game - Get Your Shirt Together, address the continued problems with gambling companies attaching themselves to football plus more. ATR
This week we sat down for our 100th episode! Absolute scenes
We look ahead to Liverpool vs Arsenal and ask if the Gunners back line will be able to resist the Anfield firepower. We look at the terrible state of racism in football and ask how it can be stopped. We also ask if Norwich can take advantage of what seems to be a weary Chelsea and if there is any way in hell Newcastle can stop Spurs. We then have a look at how our home town club of Cardiff City are doing and have some feedback from our listeners. Here’s to the next 100. ATR
This week we welcomed Jordan Lloyd captain of CSKA onto the show to discuss who they are, what they do and an exciting announcement about our future. We look back at last weeks premier league results and how we think that may impact teams going forward. We look ahead to Wolves vs Manchester United and Manchester City vs Spurs. We look at the continued impact of VAR and our problems with it. We then play the greatest game you have ever seen/heard - Sheep in Wolves Clothing. Do not miss this. ATR x CSKA
This week we give our premier league predictions as the busiest league in the world begins. We discuss all the biggest transfer stories that have happened this week and talk about the latest gossip. We discuss why Arsenal and Manchester United are in for a very hard time of it. We also touch on VAR, Ian Rush and why everything is dench. ATR WITH CAPTAIN GARETH
This weekend we were very lucky to be able to sit down with the absolute legend and star of Good Omens (and Welsh dragon) Michael Sheen to discuss the wonderful Homeless World Cup in our home city of Cardiff, the impact that its had on the city and what he hopes will be its lasting legacy. We just want to say a huge thank you to Michael for giving us some of his very precious time and to Dan Tyte and the crew at Working Word for helping make this a reality.
This week we were joined by Victoria from Museum of Cardiff. We learnt how the museum started, its history and future. We also heard the incredible impact sport including football has had on the city. We also hear about the history of Cardiff City football club including expensive leeks, how the FA Cup was pretty much created by the ckub, Trixie the cat and the origin of the phrase “back to square one”. We talk the incredible Homeless World Cup and the impact it will have on the city plus the usual feedback from our listeners. Shout out Billy the seal.
This week we discuss the incredible, life changing tournament that is the Homeless World Cup that’s taking place in our home city of Cardiff this weekend. We talk the best and worst transfers deals with Maguire to Manchester United edging closer and everyone doing business with everybody except Arsenal, Leicester on the rise and Barcelona and Griezmann sweating it out. We also take a long hard look at Cardiff City to find out whether they’ve got what it takes to go back up plus a whole lot more. Goalkeepers and such. Next weekend we are joined by Victoria from Museum of Cardiff to talk the history of our city and it’s love affair with football. Don’t miss it. ATR
This week we talk the uninspiring Harry Maguire to Manchester United and/or Manchester City ... maybe not and actually. Casting couch with Arsenal and all the supporter groups who got #WeCareDoYou trending, love in with Juventus, talk this years best and worst football kits, why gambling companies should be nowhere near football, listener feedback with our good old friend MItch plus all the usual nonsense. ATR
Which ex Manchester City striker came back 3 stone overweight for pre season? Which ex Manchester United goalkeeper hates Magic Mike? Which ex Spurs striker pined for Sunderland? Who joined current England manager Gareth Southgate for a cry over pizza? What type of sex toy was thrust into a reporters ear? Which Chelsea legend called the FA twats? This week we held our 2nd charity football quiz at Little Man Coffee in Cardiff with all money made from tickets going to Mind. Play along at home now and tell us how you get on. ATR
This week we were joined by Rob from Little Man Coffee in Cardiff to talk Manchester United and Manchester City transfer policy, Real Madrid and Juventus battling it out to have the best window, Nottingham Forest and it modern footballers have too much power, have some great feedback from our listeners and glance at Flat earth
AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ... This week we are sponsored by NickiBockerGlory.com (@nickibockerglory on them socials) and filmed at Twin Made (@twin_made) in O Dan Nosa Da (@odannosda) in Cardiff with Rhys from Heavy Mental Podcast (@heavymentalpod) to talk the importance of mental health and what we can do to improve our own, why authenticity is vital, addiction, the pitfalls of social media, Sunderland Till I Die, Messi vs Ronaldo, comedy and a whole lot more. Look after yourselves. ATR
This week we talk transfer gossip, look in depth at Manchester United’s new look transfer policy and direction plus have a chat with Ted Knutson from Statsbomb, look at the age of social media we live in and how it makes for the most pressurised generation of footballers we have ever seen, go in on VAR and goalkeepers off their lines at the Women’s World Cup, ask if there is loyalty in football anymore as Totti says goodbye to AS Roma, have some feedback from our listeners and then go home. See you next week! Don’t forget our second live show on July 10th at Little Man Coffee Cardiff. Blue skies
This week we recorded at the amazing Kongs Cardiff with Rob and Tom. We talk about what makes their arcade game themed bar one of the hubs of Cardiff’s night life, what our favourite football games are, breakdown the biggest transfer rumours flying round including De Ligt, Lukaku, Maguire, AWB and the Serie A merry go round player swap fires up again. This week also sees the return of listener feedback and our favourite game of all time - Airport vs Stadium. ATR
This week we ask if Liverpool winning the champions league is the start of the Klopp led dynasty, if Poch has taken Spurs as far as he can, why we love the nations league, why the women’s World Cup is one of our favourite international tournaments, get our teeth into some of the biggest bits of transfer window speculation, read out some of our recent listener feedback plus Alex drags Luke down another Manchester United worm hole. ATR
This week we talk the most important champions league final for a long time with Liverpool facing Spurs, English clubs dominating in Europe and the impact that has on the premier league, all change at the top of Serie A with Juventus, Roma, Milan and Inter changing the guard, look at how short football careers actually are, get some lovely feedback from our loyal listeners. ATR
This week we talk the all English Europa league between Arsenal vs Chelsea and ask who has the most pressure to succeed, Man City and Pep historic domestic treble, Allegri leaving Juventus, Ronaldo player of the year, De Rossi stepping down as lead gladiator at Roma, Lyon ladies dominance, Ajax and the rebuild they may need this summer plus lots more including Roy Keane and his social media agenda
“HOW HAS HE PULLED PICKLES OUT OF THE BAG?!” This week we look back at the Premier league and the predictions we all made at the start of the season, discuss why Manchester United are an utter shambles, look ahead to the FA Cup final and ask if Watford are the most supported side in Europe this weekend, shoutout our players and stories of the season, listener feedback and ANNOUNCE OUR SECOND (AND THIRD!) LIVE SHOWS AT LITTLE MAN COFFEE!!! as well as Japanese Knot Weed. ATR
This week we talk the absolute barnstormer that was Liverpool vs Barcelona in one of the best champions league seasons we can remember, why we will miss Cardiff City and you should too, the premier league not actually being that competitive as Man City and liverpool have been so far ahead and Spurs, Chelsea, Arsenal and United have been awful, have some listener feedback all whilst admiring Wolves. ATR
This week we were very excited to record at the amazing Broken Hare in Cardiff and be joined by Adam Hewings, the 1st team manager of the record breaking Cardiff Bluebelles team. We talked the craziest premier league title race we can remember, nobody wanting to finish 4th, fascinating relegation fight plus more. We talk our team of the year and why it’s not as easy as you’d think it would be to make your choices, Readers Wives, listener feedback and more. ATR
This week we were joined by Dan Bird to talk the importance of design in football, the hot mess that is Manchester United, discuss the player of the year and young player of the year nominations, racism in football and how to end it, a certain someone returns, get some lovely feedback plus more. ATR
This week we welcomed Paddy on the podcast to talk the much loved Ben McDonald, the Benjam event organised in his name at Cardiff Depot for Welsh Hearts on May 2nd and why you all need to be there. We also talk Manchester City and their season defining week, Cardiff City and Brighton suddenly becoming a fascinating relegation fight, Liverpool and their swagger, United potential top 5 success story, Tiger Woods, career resurrections and have some amazing feedback. ATR
Here we are again with a sneaky bonus episode! The legend that is Tommy Heaney was so gracious with his time we managed to record a second episode with him and, according to our co-host Luke, this is the best episode we have ever done.
We talk the most contentious issue in football today - VAR, the champions league, the pressure cooker that is being a goal keeper, Chelsea and their up and down season, Real Madrid and the return of Zidane, we all have an argument about what Sarri should have done with Kepa, Cardiff City and their relegation fight plus how Tommy watches football whilst running the kitchen at one of the best restaurants in Cardiff.
This one is special. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed recording it. ATR
This week we were very lucky to be invited to Heaney’s in Cardiff to sit down and chat with the legend that is Tommy Heaney to talk great British menu, running a restaurant and your own business, we asked our listeners to send in their best homemade meals in #TakeItToHeaney, Liverpool’s chance for glory and why their fans aren’t ready to talk about a potential title win just yet, Cardiff City, the rise of Cardiff as a city of excellence, champions league plus so much more. ATR
This week we talk the tightest title race in years as City and Liverpool continue to fight it out, look ahead to FA Cup semi finals and somehow manage to have a little Wolves love in, the 4 team mini league that has formed with Spurs, Chelsea, United and Arsenal fighting to get into the top 4 and ensure champions league football next season, ask if Cardiff City can survive where Fulham and Huddersfield couldn’t, find out if money is more important than glory and honour, have some great feedback from our listeners plus a whole host more
A few weeks ago we did our first ever live show. It was a charity football quiz and live podcast recording at Little Man Coffee in our home town of Cardiff. We’ve already published the live podcast sections but thought it would be nice to release the quiz side of it too so here it is! Play along at home and let us know your scores. ATR
This week we talk the delicious Liverpool vs Spurs game and how it could re-shape the Top 6 forever, Cardiff City and the double game week from hell as they play Chelsea and City, Man United potentially two most important fixtures of their season and debate Solskjaer getting the job full time, ask if Virgil Van Dijk is better than a seasonal classic plus more. Goodbye Mitch - it’s been a pleasure. ATR
This week we talk the return of international football as the Euro 2020 qualifiers kick off and relive our love of the World Cup, discuss Zidane going back to Real Madrid and if it’s a good idea, HUGE IF TRUE with a story about a certain ex Spurs Egyptian striker, the championship has really started to beat up and Mitch gives us a run through of the action, ask if Virgil Van Dijk is better than a highly seductive food item and paint a dark picture of the future of football. Enjoy. ATR
This week we hosted our first live show at Little Man Coffee Cardiff and it sold out. Thank you to everyone for coming. We talked VAR, our hatred for Gambling adverts, money in football and we ask what the future of the game has for us to look forward too
This week we talk the resurgent and exciting again Manchester United, Chelsea on the comeback trails, Corgis for days, Real Madrid and champions league preview, Arsenal on the March, Ajax making history plus loads more.
We had the absolute pleasure of going to Cardiff City Stadium and making the official burger of the Fifa Ramble podcast with Adam from The Grazing Shed - The Naughty Ramble! Thank you so much to Cardiff City and The Grazing Shed for their hospitality and Adam for his great teaching skills. We talked whether Cardiff City will be relegated, our favourite City moments and iconic City players. TFR
This week we were joined by Rob from Little Man Coffee to talk our upcoming live event, the Merseyside and North London derbies, Manchester City juggernaut, Brendan Rodgers and Leicester start their love affair, Sarri Chelsea and Kepa - the awkward threesome, Championship Corner and VVD vs plus all the fun of the fair in a football podcast. TFR
This week we discuss Chelsea vs Man City cup final and why Chelsea shouldn’t be written off, Manchester United vs Liverpool is going to be game of the season, are Arsenal in a crisis plus why we hate gambling adverts, who our favourite shit house players are and our very first live show. TFR
This we talk PSG beating United, Juventus hope, Liverpool and City march on, Aston Villa and Sheffield United, quiz show, Newport County hope and potential upset, Atletico Madrid running out of ideas, CHARITY QUIZ AND LIVE SHOW IN CARDIFF ANNOUNCEMENT, we can’t see Arsenal anywhere at all plus loads more. Tune In. TFR
This week we talk Man City vs Chelsea clash - could Chelsea take the 3 points? Cardiff City and the heart they are showing making us proud, Liverpool stuttering, Bournemouth confusing is all, Everton fans overreacting, Readers Wives on VAR, we ask is Virgil Van Dijk better than many things? Mitch is back to discuss the championship and we welcome a special guest. TFR
This week we talk Spurs being the new Arsenal, Chelsea in a crisis, Liverpool vs Man City title race hots up because of Newcastle, United fall at 8, Readers Wives and the tale of the January transfer window, Buffon love affair at 41, Albert Camus, the definition of ego, Mitchell Lewis Gadd joining us on the phone, shoutouts galore and follow us on social media spam. TFR
This week we talk the tragic story of Cardiff City and Emiliano Sala, asking is the FA Cup still magical, Manchester United vs Arsenal, Feta cheese, Premier preview where we ask why Chelsea are so confusing, why Southampton are so frustrating and why Spurs are all injured, Fantasy football plus more
This week we preview Arsenal vs Chelsea, discuss the incredible Higuain deal between Juventus, Milan and Chelsea, talk continued Man United joy, Bielsa love in, Neil Warnocks hard brexit (don’t visit Malaysia), Huddersfield brace for City’s penetration, an ominous prediction of an injury and why we’re all Sunderland Till We Die. TFR
Veganuary special - This week is like nothing we have ever recorded before. We are joined by Adam from Anna Loka Cardiff. We talk what it means to be vegan, which footballers are vegan, positivity, spirituality, the Cardiff community, Manchester United, Lionel Messi, the miracle of Barcelona our upcoming live show at Bigmoose Coffee plus so much more. Do not miss this one.
This week we ask if Liverpool can be caught at the top of the table, can Solskjaer lead Man United to the top 4, if Spurs are looking tired to anyone else, Absolute chaos in the championship, listener questions - including Racism at Chelsea, an FA Cup preview and lots more. TFR
We are currently on our winter break so won’t be talking Manchester United’s Solskjaer revival or Liverpool seemingly marching towards the title or Manchester City slipping up but we will be talking about what we are thankful for this Christmas as well as our upcoming live show. Thank you so much for the support this year. It truly means the world to us. Hope you all had a great. Christmas and the happiest of New Years. We will be back next week to discuss all the football that happened and probably moan about Arsenal. TFR
This week we talk the break up of the Jose Mourinho and Manchester United relationship, Ole stepping in and leading the charge against Cardiff City, Championship Corner, Champions League preview plus our listeners Christmas wishes. TFR
This week we discuss why United will be killed by Liverpool, why Arsenal will destroy Southampton, how Manchester City are (amazingly) under appreciated and under valued, Raheem Sterling and the British press, the champions league, Championship Corner plus loads more ... all with Jonny Brook. TFR
This week we talk Arsenal showing championship form, Manchester United and Mourinho boring us all to tears, Cardiff City giving Neil Warnock a birthday present, Spurs’ very indifferent form, Brighton surprising all of us and we look ahead to EURO 2020. TFR
This week we talk Mourinho talking the talk but not walking the walk at Manchester United, Arsenal determination (and Ozil heartbreak), Spurs turning it on and Chelsea not being able to do a single thing about it, Ronaldo and Mandzukic love in at Juventus, Copa Libertadores mayhem between Boca Juniors and River Plate,a roundup of all the action in the championship plus more. TFR
This week we welcome the Handlebarbarista boys into the studio and talk Manchester City, Manchester United and the Manchester Derby. Charlie Austin talking like a real person. Sol Bamba winning it for Cardiff City and (maybe) taking his shirt off. Ask who are the most underrated players? Plus we play Airport or Stadium - this winters hottest game
This week we talk Manchester United and Jose Mourinho’s revival, Leicester City and how will they deal with loss, Arsenal and Unai Emery improving on Arsene Wenger’s foundations, looking ahead to the Manchester Derby, the madness that is Serie A including AC Milan dramatic last minute win, Real Madrid finally winning a football match, Bayern Munich struggling, Monaco struggling even more, the proposed European Super League, Manchester City and PSG being very naughty boys (allegedly), VAR plus lots more. TFR
It’s the Halloween special featuring special guest Marilyn Manson! This week we talk Manchester United turning things around, Bournemouth might be doing a Leicester, Fulham definitely aren’t doing a Leicester, Mark Noble can’t tackle, Unai Energy Arsenal, Fabianski and Hart save, Barcelona destroy Real, Shout Out Aspas
This week we talk Manchester United and Jose coming out fighting, Cardiff City’s dramatic first win, Arsenal continue to inspire, Manchester City destroy Burnley, Watford shock, PSG kind of storm on, Juventus slightly stumble, the Champions League and Europa League return plus loads more. TFR
This week we had the absolute pleasure of sitting down and chatting to Jeff from Bigmoose about his inspiring story including who Bigmoose are and what they’re all about, climbing Mountains, the homeless World Cup, Spurs, Arsenal, United plus a whole lot more. TFR
This week we talk Manchester United’s come from behind victory over Newcastle, Arsenal’s phenomenal start to life under Emery, Dwight Yorke’s CV, Bournemouth being the new Everton, Liverpool and Manchester City disappoint whilst PSG don’t. TFR
We explore the world of the Cardiff Bluebelles - South Wales’ fastest rising Women’s football team, we discuss Cardiff City and their dinosaur tactics, why Manchester United are the most boring side in Europe, the man of the moment Jose Mourinho, ask if Daniel Sturridge is good enough for this Liverpool side, get excited about Chelsea, dive into the Champions League plus a very special Championship Corner
In this weeks episode we talk Burnley turning up (finally) and beating Bournemouth, Manchester City turning it up even more against Cardiff City, Liverpool continue their winning ways and we give Wolves credit where it is due for getting a point against Manchester United. We also talk the big games in Europe and “Nice tackle boy!”. TFR
This week we talk Champions League, Spurs woes, Liverpool continuing to shine, Chelsea quietly having an incredible season almost completely under the radar, Manchester United turning things around, Wolves showing how good they are, Douglas Costa being a dirty boy, Ronaldo popping his Serie A cherry, Leeds marching on together plus a shed ton more
This week we talk Nations League including Rashford’s double, Wales’ hit and miss, Keane and Walters go to war, Spain regenerating as Spain. We look ahead to all of this weekends games asking if Cardiff City can beat Chelsea, will Spurs beat Liverpool, can Newcastle beat Arsenal, will Jose and Manchester United stumble plus loads more
This week we talk Watford dreaming of a Leicester City esque season, Spurs slipping up, Cardiff City finally scoring but Arsenal scoring more, West Ham being hot garbage, Manchester United planes and not sacking Mourinho anymore, Newcastle trying their best but Manchester City trying harder, Messi, Ronaldo, Neymar, Bale and Glen Murray. Serie A, La Liga and Ligue 1 roundups plus fantasy football corner. TFR
It’s our 50th anniversary episode! Stand by your Jose - why it’s ridiculous to be talking about Mourinho being sacked by Manchester United, Spurs brilliance, Liverpool looking dominant, Chelsea quietly doing what they need to, Arsenal getting things together, Wolves showing lots of heart, Cardiff being unable to score, Serie A madness, Sarri and Biesla dinner party, keepers in the wet and fantasy football. TFR - brought to you by Gary’s guitars
We were very lucky to be given a couple of minutes with Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho recently. He talked about the rumours of problems with Ed Woodward, the lack of summer signings, problems on the pitch plus the upcoming game against Spurs
This week we discuss all this weeks games, talk about our trip to see Cardiff City v Newcastle United, Arsenal positives, ask what the hell is going wrong with West Ham, La Liga history made, Juventus v Chievo madness, Biesla going top, happy managers and bring you some really good news in good news corner
Today we were lucky enough to be invited to watch the Cardiff City vs Newcastle United premier league match by the wonderful Bigmoose coffee. We watched the game from different sections so though it would be interesting to each give our take on the game at both half time and full time then publish it without listening to each other’s. Hope you enjoy
In this weeks episode we talk Manchester City continued brilliance, Liverpool looking incredibly strong, Wolves and Neves, Jorginho changing Chelsea's style, Biesla magic at Leeds, Cardiff City plus give you our season predictions. This one got weird - ICHIBAN
So Manchester City beat Chelsea 2-0 yesterday in, either, the first trophy of the season or a glorified pre-season game depending on how you view it. Will Foden get more minutes on the pitch this season? Will Aguero ever age? Will William and Courtois be Chelsea players by the time Manchester United and Leicester kick off the premier league? We address these issues plus more in today’s mini ramble
This week we talk Mesut Ozil retiring from international football and the absolute shambles that is the DFB, Chelsea comings and goings, Roma doing some wonderful business under the radar, Wolves revolution and much more
Football has sort of come home and this week we are getting back to reality. We shall be hot-stepping through transfers, players to watch, KANTE, THE POGBA CONUNDRUM 2.0, SHOCK moves, Juventus, Madrid, Ronaldo, fan mail and anything else that comes through our tiny minds!
Tonight we will be doing a live podcast on our Facebook page and YouTube channel - The FIFA Ramble. Head on over there and give us a like/subscribe to get notified when we are live and send us your questions, points of interest etc and we will discuss them
It’s here! Today we new World Cup champions. Will France add another star to their jersey or will Croatia add their first? We preview the game and tell you which players we think will play the biggest part for their nation as well as predicting the winner. Enjoy the football and we’ll see you soon
Does anyone really care about this game? Is it important to find out who finishes 3rd at a World Cup? Are we going to see a rework of the England v Belgium group match where we see who has the better reserves or will they treat it seriously and try to go out with a bang?
On this weeks live podcast we will be discussing the imminent return of league football and we went to hear from you. What have been your league football highlights and lowlights of the summer? Is it Ronaldo signing for Juventus? The comings and going at West Ham? Nagelsmann announcing he will take over at RB Leipzig in 2019? Ancelotti in at Napoli? Sarri in at Chelsea? Buffon and Tuchel in at PSG? Let us know and we’ll read out the best on Wednesdays show
It’s not coming home but England should be very proud of what they have done at this tournament. Congratulations to Croatia who continue to not know when they are beaten. Their never say die attitude has been a joy to watch. Now, roll on the final! France v Croatia should be one hell of a football match
Who will play France in the World Cup final on Sunday? Today we look ahead to Croatia v England as well as discussing yesterday’s France v Belgium game. Is football coming home? We’re almost one game closer to finding out
So today we have what should be one of the games of the tournament. Can France get to their 2nd consecutive international final or will Belgium finally realise their potential and reach a final? I can’t wait to find out
The 5 things we have learnt about this wonderful Russian Word Cup are; 1. France have an epic young squad 2. VAR is splendid 3. Belgium fulfil their potential, finally 4. Croatia never say die 5. England have the nation dreaming again.
WE RAMBLE RUSSIA & everything in between. WORLD CUP FEVER! Big up England's lions, especially Kane, Sterling & Pickford. The unreal France squad of quality, the Croatian sprit and Belgiums potential being reached (FINALLY!)
Today we talk about France knocking Uruguay out in one of the most professional performances we’ve seen this tournament and Belgium outrunning Brazil to set up our first semi final. We also look ahead to Sweden v England and Russia v Croatia and discuss if football is really coming home as well as predicting the winners in both games
Today we have France v Uruguay and Brazil v Belgium and we cannot wait! Arguably the 2 best games the tournament has given us and they arrive 1 after the other. Who do you think will be going through to the semi’s? Let us know
England are through to the quarter finals of a World Cup for the first time since 1990 and they didn’t it by beating Colombia on penalties! England won a penalty shootout at a World Cup for the first time in their history. Unbelievable! We talk about that game in depth as well as discussing Sweden v Switzerland and looking ahead to the QF games. Is football coming home?
Today we talk about Brazil not really getting out of 1st gear but still doing more than enough to knockout Mexico, Belgium and Japan giving us the game of the tournament so far plus we look ahead to Sweden v Switzerland and Colombia v England. Can England finally win a World Cup knockout game? Time will tell. Enjoy the football and we’ll see you tomorrow
Penalty shootout drama! 2 games, 2 1-1 draws and 2 penalty shootouts. Russia pull of one of the shock results of the tournament by knocking out Spain and Croatia, despite not playing well, match on by eliminating Denmark. Today we have Brazil v Mexico and Belgium v Japan to look forward to and something tells us we may not need a penalty shootout to separate the sides today
Messi and Ronaldo can’t help but get themselves mentioned in the same sentence can they? They both leave the tournament as France beat Argentina and Uruguay beat Portugal. That is going to be a great quarter final. Today we have Spain v Russia and Croatia v Denmark which, although not as good on paper, could both be just as good as yesterday’s games. Thank you for your continued support of the podcast and enjoy the football
So after what felt like an eternity without football the World Cup returns with 2 absolute crackers! We have France v Argentina and Uruguay v Portugal which could be the best games of the tournament so far. Today we give our predictions as well as discussing the squads in depth and give some insight into how we think each time will play. Thanks for listening and enjoy the football
So Belgium beat England 1-0 but it came off as a game that neither side were that interested in winning plus, as many have said, finishing 2nd might not be so bad for England. Absolute heartbreak for Senegal yesterday as they lost to Colombia and exit the competition because of their fair play record. Elsewhere Japan advance despite losing against Poland and Tunisia beat Panama in a game that meant absolutely nothing. We also talk about the next round of games and preview what we have to look forward to
GERMANY ARE OUT OF THE WORLD CUP! This is not a drill. The current world champions are out which means Mexico and Sweden progress to the next round. We talk about that in-depth as well as looking ahead to Japan v Poland, Senegal v Colombia, Panama v Tunisia and England v Belgium
So Argentina did it. They managed to fight their way into the next round ... where they’ll meet France! What a game that is. We also discuss Peru going home with a win, Iceland and Nigeria going out fighting plus look ahead to Serbia v Brazil, Switzerland v Croatia, Mexico v Sweden and South Korea v Germany. Enjoy the football and remember - it’s still possible that both Germany and Brazil won’t make it past the group stage. That is crazy. See you tomorrow
So we have our first 2nd round fixtures confirmed - Uruguay will play Portugal and Spain will play Russia. We talk about those games, how they came about as well as VAR raising it’s head again. We also look ahead to Australia v Peru, Denmark v France, Iceland v Croatia and Nigeria v Argentina. 8 good games which will have a huge impact on the tournament going forward. We can’t wait. Have a great day and enjoy the football. See you tomorrow
It’s coming home, it’s coming home ... So, England smashed Panama as we said they would, Japan and Senegal played out a very entertaining 2-2 draw and Colombia sent Poland home. Today we have Saudi Arabia v Egypt, Uruguay v Russia, Iran v Portugal and Spain v Morocco in the first day of games being played at the same time as each other which is annoying. Never mind - it’s coming home, it’s coming home ... ;)
So that Germany game was something wasn’t it?! What a finish! We talk about why we think thats the best game of the tournament so far as well as discussing Mexico beating South Korea and Belgium destroying Tunisia. Is this Belgiums year? Are they finally living up to their potential? Elsewhere, we looked ahead to England v Panama, Japan v Senegal and Poland v Colombia. Thanks for listening and enjoy the football
Today we talk about Brazil leaving it late to beat Costa Rica 2-0, Nigeria finally showing the world what we have been saying about them by beating everyone’s favourite underdog Iceland and Serbia throwing it all away against Switzerland in a 2-1 defeat. We also look ahead to Belgium v Tunisia, South Korea v Mexico and Germany v Sweden
Australia can’t go a game without a penalty being given thanks to VAR, France unshackled Pogba and reaped the benefits and Messi and his friends weren’t enough to hold off Croatia. Argentina are on the ropes - can they come back fighting? Also we look ahead to Brazil v Costa Rica, Nigeria v Iceland and Serbia v Switzerland. Thanks for listening. Have a great day and enjoy the football
Portugal and Spain continue to match each other whilst Ronaldo breaks another record, we say goodbye to Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Egypt whilst welcoming Uruguay into the next round. Also, we look ahead to Denmark v Australia, France v Peru and Argentina v Croatia. Thank you for your continued support of the show, have a great day and enjoy the football
Yesterday saw the first red card of the tournament as Colombia lost to Japan, Senegal showed they aren’t here to make up the numbers as they beat Poland and Russia continue to defy the odds as they brushed aside Egypt. We also look ahead to Portugal v Morocco, Uruguay v Saudi Arabia and Iran v Spain. Let us know your predictions and have a wonderful day
Yesterday saw Belgium destroy Panama, a poor Sweden sneak last a poor South Korea and England bat Tunisia. We break down all of those games as well as look ahead to Colombia v Japan, Poland v Senegal and Russia v Egypt. Some good games today and we think there may be an upset or 2 on the cards
It was World Cup upset day yesterday as Germany lost to Mexico and Brazil could only draw against Switzerland. We look back on those games as well as looking ahead to another 3 games today including Belgium and England making their first appearances in the tournament
What do you do with a Paul Pogba? This is a casual chat with my mate bobby whilst watching some games following the France game. I had just expressed that Pogba was the driving force behind him getting the winning goal...
So day 3 didn’t disappoint with a lot of talking points. Messi and Argentina underperformed, France and Croatia did what they needed to do and Peru were extremely unlucky to not get anything from their game with Denmark. Today, Brazil and Germany enter the field of play when they play Switzerland and Mexico. Also we have Costa Rica vs one of our dark horse picks, Serbia. Should be another great day of football ⚽️
The FIFA Ramble WORLD CUP EXCITEMENT - WE ARE BACK! We have had our little post season break and are back just in time to for the World Cup which we will be talking about with the unbridled power of a wild shetland pony.
We look back at day 2 which will now be called Cristiano Ronaldo Day and look ahead to what should be a great day 3 with France v Australia, Peru v Denmark, Argentina v Iceland and Croatia v Nigeria. Let the good times roll
Russo destroyed Saudi Arabia and we have a great day 2 to look forward to. Will Mo Salah play? Will Spain self combust? Can Morocco take advantage of Spanish chaos and sneak through? We can’t wait to find out
We had the pleasure of sitting down with the manager of Barry Town United Ladies FC manager Adam Hewings recently to talk about the clubs recent success in their double trophy winning season, how they intend on continuing to improve, the development of young talent, their promotion aspirations plus the rising profile of Ladies football in South Wales and the rest of the UK.
After a little break to refresh and recharge we are back on Wednesday night with a new live podcast and want you to get involved. Give us your World Cup predictions- who will win, who will claim the golden boot, who will be this tournaments underdog, who will be the tournament MVP? Let’s us know
This season we said goodbye to Buffon, Wenger, Iniesta, Lichtsteiner, Pirlo, Torres. Some retired, some moved on but all of them left us with memories .. sad times. Grab your tissues and let us remember them together
He came in, he did things his way, he made history and he bounced. Zinedine Zidane has stepped down as manager of Real Madrid manager 5 days after winning a 3rd consecutive European cup. Our question to you is who will replace him?
Argentina are looking very strong, England are going into a major tournament with a clear identity, Salah looks like he will be fit and, if Egypt qualify, might play Ramos’ Spain in the next round, Brazil and Germany are ... well ... Brazil and Germany. Exciting times! We can’t wait. Now pass that vuvuzela
In this special edition mini Ramble we ask who the best right back in the Premier League is, youth football, the problem with Manchester United, Liverpool and why it is sometimes best to let a talented individual leave a club for the better of the team
So the day has arrived. It’s Liverpool v Real Madrid in the champions league final. In this episode we give our thoughts on where the game will be won and lost, which players will be key if their side is going to win and we give our all important prediction on who will win
Today, Andreas Iniesta plays his last game for Barcelona and, after yesterday’s emotional scenes watching Buffon play his last game for Juventus, we will try our best to keep it together. Also, little preview of the very special video we are recording today. Keep your eyes on our YouTube channel
Huge day today! It’s the FA Cup final, Gigi’s last game for the Old Lady plus Serie A has delivered and given us some last day drama with something still to play for at the top and bottom of the league. Oh and apparently 2 people are getting married too
This week we is mostly talking trash re: ENGLAND, ENGURLAND, VILLA, FULHAM, CHELSEA LADIES, MANAGERS, ALLEGRI, PAPPA ANCELOTTI, NAGELSMANN, ARSENAL, BAYER, BIG SAM, MOYES, TUCHEL, JUVENTUS, BUFFON, MARADONNA, MANCINI, WORLD CUP, BRAZIL, SQUADS, GERMANY BEST SQUAD AND LOTS MORE OFF SCRIPT PALAVA
Where will Carlo Ancelotti end up? Will Arsene Wenger take a new club on? Will Conte leave Chelsea and who will replace him? Who will take over at Bayern Munich? Who will take over at Arsenal? Will Nagelsmann stay at Hoffenheim? Will Allegri stay at Juventus? So many questions - and we want your answers
The Fifa Ramble #38 - LIVESTREAM
LETS GET READY TO RAMBLE. Latest offerings for this week are CARDIFF CITY, Promotion, Warnock, Underdogs, Championship, Stephen Dougherty, Freedom of the city, CARDIFF, Haters, GOOD NEWS, Rochdale, Joe Thompson, Thiago Silva, Les Herbiers, Coupe De France, Roy Hogdson, Darren Moore, WBA, Pardew, ARSENE WENGER, Sir Alex, Dulwich Hamlet, Juventus, Buffon, Southampton, Hughes, Swansea, Fabianski, Rooney and much more rambling etc.
So the Liverpool legend has been confirmed as the new manager of Rangers and we want to know your thoughts. Either send us a voice message through Anchor or tweet us @thefifaramble We aren’t sure what to make of this appointment are are interested to see what you do
Champions League, Liverpool, Real Madrid, Bayern, Rodriguez, Zidane, Wenger, Legacy, Wenger goodbye v Alex Ferguson goodbye, Arsenals young guns, Mourinho, European success, FA CUP, Man United, Spurs & Pochettino the vampire?
Absolute peak Arsenal that was. Perform unbelievably well and then throw it all away due to an individual error. Where do they go from here? Can they get the away win or will Atletico Madrid be too strong at home? Can’t wait to find out
The Fifa Ramble #36 - LIVESTREAM
THIS WEEKS BUNCH OF STUFF IS: WENGER, XHAKA, BARTON, FLEETWOOD, FACUP, LIVERPOOL, SALAH, LIVERPOOL, KLOPP, BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD, THE ART OF FOOTBALL, SUBJECTIVITY, FICKLE FOOTBALL FANS, FANTASY FOOTBALL AND SOME OTHER STUFF AS WE DO THE RAMBLES.
Don’t worry Arsenal fans (you can stop messaging us) we haven’t forgotten about Arsene Wenger. Tomorrow night we go live on our Facebook page where we will be discussing the great mans departure in depth. Search The FIFA Ramble, give us a like and watch us live. You can even get involved and we’ll answer your questions live on air
So Joey Barton will take over as head coach of Fleetwood Town at the end of the season and we want to know what your thoughts are on that. Send us an audio message and we will include it in next weeks full length podcast
Manchester City confirmed as premier league champions following West Brom’s 1-0 history of Manchester United, Arsenal love their 5th straight away game, PSV crowned Dutch champions and Donnarumma makes a wonder save
What a second half performance that was from Manchester United! Have they set a marker down for next season? Where do Manchester City go from here after losing back to back games for the first time under Pep. The less said about the Merseyside Derby the better. Shame on you Liverpool and Everton for trying to ruin our Derby day
Do Tottenham need to win something soon to be considered a great team? How many years can they go without winning a trophy before the media turn on them like they have Arsenal? Can they keep that squad together without winning silverware? Let us know your thoughts
This week we talk Manchester United exiting the champions league and ask why are they getting criticised more than Spurs. We also talk Arsenal, Cardiff City, Barcelona, Chelsea, football books plus more
This week we talk City (and Neville and Redknapp) vs Chelsea, scenes at Palace, the full spectrum of West Midlands clubs, Cardiff City, Harry Redknapp as well as asking the question - Big Sam or Warnock?