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The Official Leeds Utd Podcast

The Official Leeds Utd Podcast

By Leeds United
A weekly show hosted by Emma Jones, Matthew Lewis, Jermaine Beckford and Patrick Bamford.
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What Do You Do with Your Life, Matt Lewis?
We’re back! Emma Jones, Jermaine Beckford and Matt Lewis reconvene to reflect on the recent games, New Year resolutions and - in Becks’ case - ear moulds at the opticians (?!). All comments and questions welcome using #LUFCPod.
January 13, 2022
Stand Up for Gary Speed
This week Jermaine, Matt and Emma are remembering Gary Speed, who left us 10 years ago. We hear from Simon Grayson, who joined Leeds’ academy on the same day as Gary, plus other figures from Leeds’ past and present who reflect on what he meant to the club and the world of football. #LUFCPod
December 02, 2021
Accentuated Pat
The band are back together! We’ve got a full house of hosts and Pat, Jermaine, Emma and Matt waste no time in digesting Pat’s rehabilitation and return to the first team, the Spurs game and the mood in camp. Plus we’re joined by Marching Out Together’s Steve Wignall to talk about the Rainbow Laces campaign. Win a crate or Boost Drinks by sending in your Moments of the Week using the hashtag #lufcpod.
November 25, 2021
Jamie ‘Man of Steel’ Peacock
Matt and Jermaine are joined by special guest host and true sporting legend Jamie Peacock. Jamie will go down in history as one of the finest and most successful-ever rugby players and we hear about THAT golden era for the Leeds Rhinos, growing up in Leeds, the importance of mental resilience and his love for Leeds United. Pat’s back next week so get your What’s That Pat? questions in to baffle one of Britain’s finest brains.
November 18, 2021
Beckford’s Wardrobe Fittings
Jermaine Beckford finally returns and wastes no time in recounting tales for Emma Jones and Matt Lewis of the numerous adverts he’s been filming in lieu of turning up for the podcast. There’s reflections on the impressive performance against Leicester, not least Adam Forshaw’s first start for in two years, plus Moments of the Week with Boost Drinks. Send in your comments and questions using #LUFCPod.
November 11, 2021
Eddie ‘The Last Waltz’ Gray
With Jermaine waylaid with an important wardrobe fitting (yet to be confirmed whether he meant an Ikea order or his outfit for Panto) and Pat busy getting himself fit, Emma and Matt are joined by Leeds United legend Eddie Gray. The guys chat to Eddie about his thoughts on the season so far, Marcelo Bielsa’s impact on the club, the importance of fitness and much more. Plus we’re joined by a fan from Norway whose exuberance almost got him into trouble. Send in your questions for What’s That Pat and your Moment of the Week suggestions using #LUFCPod.
November 03, 2021
Just Ask Pat?
Patrick Bamford is back to join Emma Jones and Matt Lewis after a dramatic end to the weekend’s game - alas there’s no Jermaine Beckford this week, luckily it’s for a very good reason…honestly. Pat, Matt and Emma talk Joffy's impact, the pressure of last minute penalties and who has the strongest punch in the squad, and there’s another brainteaser in What’s That Pat? If that's what it's called... Send in your Moments of the Week and What’s That Pat? questions using #LUFCPod.
October 27, 2021
Bakke For Good
Matt, Jermaine and Emma are joined by Eirik Bakke, a man familiar with the the heady days of Uefa Cup and Champions League semi-finals, Premier League title aspirations and expensive goldfish during his time at Elland Road. The guys hear about Eirik’s move into management in his homeland of Norway, wild nights out with Dom Matteo and his thoughts on the season so far. Send in your Moments of the Week and What’s That Pat? questions using #LUFCPod.
October 20, 2021
What makes a bald man bald?
International weeks mean Leeds United happenings are thinner on the ground. But fear not as Patrick, Matthew, Emma and Jermaine are on hand to discuss spray on hair, Fury vs Wilder, Beckford vs Wilder, Lewis vs Wilder, Bamford vs Professor Brian Cox, impromptu interruptions, boot polish and ex-boyfriends. Oh and there’s a bit of chat about the upcoming football. Welcome aboard to our new partner Boost Drinks, and remember to get your What’s That Pat? questions in using the hashtag #LUFCPod.
October 13, 2021
You’ll Never Beat Kisnorbo
That first win felt good didn’t it? Matt, Jermaine and Emma are joined by special guest co-host and Leeds fans favourite Patrick Kisnorbo to discuss the 1-0 win over Watford.  Plus, we hear about Patrick’s time at Leeds during the League One years, fighting back from injury setbacks and, in the wake of securing his first silverware as a manager, a transition into management that has seen him emerge as one of the most highly-rated young bosses in the Southern Hemisphere. Share your thoughts & What’s That Pat? questions using #lufcpod.
October 06, 2021
Life, The Universe and Patrick Bamford
With Leeds fielding a fair few injuries of late, Pat, Jermaine, Matt and Emma take a dive into what it’s like as a player when you’re sidelined; the treatment room, being a mere onlooker, bizarre injuries and how you keep your spirits up. We also have the inaugural What’s That Pat? and boy do we have a couple of belting questions for our favourite Number 9 to answer. Get your own brain-testers in for Pat using #WhatsThatPat or #LUFCPod!
September 29, 2021
Brown, Williams & Bovril on toast
Jermaine, Matt and Emma are joined by Leeds United Women Abbie Brown - named Women’s Player of the Year last season - and recent signing Paige Williams. The duo reflect on their side’s blistering start to the season, life as a player in the women’s game, balancing playing, work and studies and more. The guys also dissect Leeds’ 1-1 draw with Newcastle and look ahead to the weekend clash against David Moyes’ West Ham, who come into the game after a notable Cup win over they-who-can’t-be-named-from-the-wrong-side-of-the-Pennines. Got a really tough question to put to brainiac Pat Bamford? Send it to us using #WhatsThatPat…
September 23, 2021
Return of the Pat
Roll out the red carpet - the prodigal son’s back! Pat makes his first appearance of the season and the guys waste no time in getting the lowdown on his England debut, signing his new contract, the arrival of Dan James and much more. Remember to share your comments, views and proverbs using #LUFCPod, and send in your incredibly difficult questions for Pat (this will make sense when you’ve listened to the episode) using #WhatsThatPat.
September 15, 2021
Live from Becks' Garden
Matthew Lewis, Jermaine Beckford and Emma Jones welcome Leeds legend Dominic Matteo to the podcast to look ahead to this weekend’s clash with his former club Liverpool, whilst there’s discussion about his forthcoming book, Long Lost Family and much more.  The guys also reflect on Pat’s debut for England, and catch up on other Leeds-minded interests representing their countries in recent days including new boy Daniel James. Use #LUFCPod to send in your questions for the team.
September 08, 2021
Jonny Brownlee: “I can definitely get you some free Yorkshire Tea”
Pat’s selfishly been called up by England and Emma, Jermaine and Matt are getting mardier and mardier at his absence.  In the meantime, they rope in Olympic champion and all-round Leeds legend Jonny Brownlee to get the lowdown on winning gold in Tokyo and his love of Leeds United. Plus there’s chat about a certain Lord Bamford’s new contract, said England inclusion and the hot-off-the-press signing of Daniel James. Got a question for the team? Send it in using #LUFCPod.
September 02, 2021
Em’s Viking Poetry
In the absence of Pat (legitimate excuse – preparing for a midweek game) and Jermaine (spurious reasoning: the jury’s still out), Matt and Emma welcome a special stand-in guest to chew over the 2-2 draw with Everton and other recent goings on.  The team also catch up with local poet Matt Abbott, who penned a powerful poem for the club ahead of fans returning to Elland Road to watch Leeds United, live at the ground, in the actual Premier League for the first time in 17 years. Share your questions, comments and reviews using the hashtag #LUFCPod.
August 25, 2021
Cow Pat
The brand new season is underway and that means we’re back to bring you closer to all the goings on at Elland Road.  Jermaine Beckford, Emma Jones and Matt Lewis kick things off this week, catching up on what’s been going on this summer so far, looking ahead to the forthcoming clash with Everton and setting their expectations for this campaign.  Advanced warning - there’s a quick chat about the game-that-must-not-be-named but trust us, we keep it short. Send in your questions for the team using #LUFCPod.
August 18, 2021
Gjanni's glow-in-the-dark hair
Dry those eyes – it’s the final episode of the season! Emma Jones, Matt Lewis and Jermaine Beckford make up for a lack of Pat Bamford with behind the scenes gossip from the Player of the Year Awards on Sunday, and reminisce about an extraordinary season back in the Premier League for the Mighty Whites.  They also reflect on the final appearance of Gaetano Berardi and Pablo Hernandez in the win over West Brom - two players who will go down in folklore for the role they played in getting Leeds back to the promised land. Thank you all for tuning in this season, for all your comments and questions and clubbing together in these strangest of times. We’ll be back next season but for now, take care! #ALAW #MOT
May 28, 2021
Lord Bamford
Don’t ever say we don’t do highbrow...Jermaine Beckford, Matt Lewis and Emma Jones welcome - for the first time - LORD Patrick Bamford of Hougun Manor, recently anointed and quickly getting used to his newfound status as ruler of circa five square feet of fine Cumbrian land. Once the niceties such aristocracy demand have been dealt with, the team reflect on a superb week of results, from the thrilling 4-0 win over Burnley to Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Southampton. Pat gives us the lowdown on his goal and insights of a game that secured Leeds a top-10 finish this season, before we’re joined by the father and son team who bestowed Pat his honour. Next week we’ll be looking back on the season so send us your comments, favourite moments and anything else you feel appropriate using the #LUFCPod hashtag.
May 20, 2021
Is trifle from Cheshire?
A particularly long game of murderball means Pat Bamford’s time is at a premium, whilst Emma Jones’s wi-fi is on the blink. Listen in to this week’s episode for a game of Official Leeds United Podcast host Whack Attack – as one leaves another returns. Pat, Emma, Matt Lewis and Jermaine Beckford reflect on a hugely impressive win against Spurs which got us purring, and the guys sift through some of the big questions you’ve sent in this week. There’s not much of the season left so if you’ve got a question, send it in using #LUFCPod.
May 14, 2021
Pat the Chubby Prop
Patrick Bamford, Jermaine Beckford, Matt Lewis and Emma Jones digest a Brighton game best forgotten fairly quickly, and field your suggestions for Leeds United Hall of Famers. Rugby Union star Maro Itoje also drops by to weigh up Pat’s prospects were he to switch sports and how he’s found himself on a Leeds United podcast. Send us your comments, questions or random thoughts - #LUFCPod.
May 05, 2021
Robin Koch wants a small party
The A-Team that is Patrick Bamford, Emma Jones, Jermaine Beckford and Matthew Lewis welcome Robin Koch to the podcast, who discusses settling in at Leeds, meeting Marcelo Bielsa for the first time, the season so far and much more.  There’s discussion of what has been a phenomenally successful April for Leeds in the aftermath of the draw with Man Utd, and the guys bring Pat back down to earth after a week in which he’s been quoted on Have I Got News For You and moonlighting on other popular podcasts. As ever, send in your questions using #LUFCPod
April 29, 2021
Even the maddest Emperors knew not to mess with the Coliseum
Patrick Bamford, Matt Lewis, Emma Jones and Jermaine Beckford recorded this episode hours before the European Super League house of cards truly began to crumble. There are passionate voices and fiery eyes aplenty as the team give their views on an issue that has done the impossible and united the vast majority of football in opposition. Oh and lest us forget the small matter of a well-earned point against the Merseyside Reds. We know you’ve got lots of views and questions to share so let us ‘ave ‘em using #LUFCPod.
April 21, 2021
Luke Ayling: "I've got a great hairline"
Patrick ‘Bam Bam’ Bamford, Jermaine Beckford, Emma Jones and Matt Lewis are joined this week by Luke Ayling who discusses the mighty win over Manchester City, being named the worst dressed player at Elland Road, what the players really think of Pat and much, much more. And boy do we have a treat for you to end the podcast this won't want to miss the last few minutes, we'll tell you that for free. Keep those questions coming using #LUFCPod.
April 14, 2021
Who did you have posters of on your wall?
Our hosts and your hosts Jermaine Beckford, Emma Jones, Patrick Bamford and Matt Lewis are back to chew the victorious fat of Leeds’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United. After the win over the Blades, Jack Harrison mentioned how a sports psychologist has helped him rediscover his form, and Pat provides an insight as to how sports psychology helps his own game.  Plus the team look ahead to the upcoming clash with title chasers Man City, discussing all the key talking points from tactics to multimillion pound squads to which club has the better celeb fans. Got a question? Send it in using #LUFCPod.
April 07, 2021
How many controllers have you broken?
International break = no Leeds United games = what would we have done during a global pandemic had the domestic season not re-started? With no in-real-life games to discuss, Patrick Bamford, Emma Jones, Jermaine Beckford and Matthew Lewis catch up with Leeds’s FIFA wonderkid Olle ‘Ollelito’ Arbin, who represented the club in the recent EA Sports FIFA 21 tournament. Meanwhile, the team take a deep dive into the ongoing debate about social media and online abuse, each with their own experiences to share on a difficult subject consuming football. Let us know your thoughts using #LUFCPod.
March 31, 2021
Chewing on his Magnum stick
The band are back together as Patrick Bamford returns from his week in exile (physio) and once again takes his place alongside Matthew Lewis, Jermaine Beckford and Emma Jones. There’s discussion about the well-deserved 2-1 win over Fulham (rumours suggest Pat had an important hand in that), the thorny topic of what aftershave Stuart Dallas wears rears its head again, the guys reflect on Pat passing the 100 game mark for Leeds and there’s a great story about Ousmane Dembélé. Send your questions for the team in using #LUFCPod.
March 25, 2021
Is that a bead of sweat dripping from his forehead?
Matt Lewis, Emma Jones and Jermaine Beckford waste no time in breaking down the draw against Chelsea, as well as rifling through some of the best Raphinha chants they’ve received from listeners this week (with added questionable solos). Jermaine also opens up about adapting to life once you hang up your boots, and Matt has an excellent surprise for the rest of the gang...
March 18, 2021
Dermot O'Leary
With the kids beginning to return to school, Jermaine Beckford, Matt Lewis, Emma Jones and Pat Bamford reflect on their own experience in education – Pat’s non-football playing school, Jermaine navigating sometimes vicious street football matches and Matt’s balancing of his studies with a burgeoning career aged just 5.  Warning: there is also discussion of the West Ham game, but the mood’s punctured by a reference to a certain primetime television presenter. Send in your chants, questions and comments using #LUFCPod.
March 11, 2021
Hugging Strangers
On 7th March 2020 more than 36,000 fans piled into Elland Road for the 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town which continued the march towards promotion to the Premier League. Since then not a single fan has been back in to watch Marcelo Bielsa’s side in person. This week Patrick Bamford, Jermaine Beckford, Emma Jones and Matthew Lewis reflect on that fact as we approach the year mark since the stands fell silent. With more promising times on the horizon and a hopeful return of fans in the coming months, members of the Leeds faithful tell us what they’ve missed most and what they’re most looking forward to, from journeys to the ground to time spent with friends and family and some of the more suspect odours they now long for. Pat gives us an insight into what it’s really like playing in empty stadiums, and the team look forward to the time they can cheer on the Mighty Whites in person. Let us know what you’re most looking forward to using the hashtag #LUFCPod.
March 04, 2021
Dallas is on the Brut
Pat floats into the recording studio (his house) high on the feeling that comes with scoring against Southampton the night before as Marcelo Bielsa’s men stormed to a 3-0 win. Along Emma, Matt and Jermaine (recording from a random car park in Liverpool - we don’t know either) he breaks down a win that lifted Leeds into the top half of the Premier League. And we also delve into pre-match preparation – the weird traditions players may have, the goings on in the team hotel, why Pat smothers himself in aftershave before each game and more. Send in your questions to the guys using #LUFCPod.
February 25, 2021
Angus Kinnear: “I might actually listen to this one”
Emma, Pat, Matt and Jermaine are on their best behaviour this week as they’re joined by Leeds United CEO Angus Kinnear who shares his thoughts on the season so far, exciting plans for the future, the impact of Covid on the club and much, much more.  He also has to politely tolerate Matt appointing himself Pat’s new agent and trying to hold impromptu contract negotiations.  Send us all your questions and comments using the #LUFCPod hashtag.
February 18, 2021
Jermaine's Dry Sheets
It’s been a hectic run of games and Emma, Jermaine, Pat and Matt are here to dissect it all. The guys breakdown the 2-0 win over Crystal Palace, a game in which Pat scored the 100th goal of his career (though Becks and Matt are keen to ensure the episode isn’t an entire Pat-praise-fest and analyse his first-half miss too). We hear about Jermaine’s acting debut, Pat drops a language bombshell and Matt’s feeling the effects of his match viewing the night before. Plus, Pat’s been dishing out the Official Leeds United Podcast Halfway-Ish-Point-Of-The-Season Awards at Thorp Arch. Got a question for the team? Send it in using the #LUFCPod hashtag.
February 11, 2021
KP’s Hand-Me-Down T-Shirts
Unbelievably it’s the halfway point of the Premier League season, so it’s only right the guys dish out some mid-season awards.  In Pat, Matt and Jermaine’s view, who has scored the best goal so far (can we forgive a certain striker for nominating himself?) and what’s been the best moment up to now? Matt has his own award to dish out too, the name of which we can’t repeat. Plus, there’s chat about the 2-1 win over Newcastle United and the guys answer some more of your questions.  Send us your comments and questions using #lufcpod
January 28, 2021
Who would you trust in a Robin Reliant?
Emma, Pat, Jermaine and Matt are here to banish the memories of Blue Monday and offer us the inside scoop from Elland Road. They get the bleak stuff out the way up top, discussing the frustrating 1-0 loss to Brighton, whilst Pat shares his current (and fairly grim) Netflix fix. Emma also challenges the guys to begin piecing together their best Leeds XI of the Premier League era, beginning with strikers. Needless to say Pat and Becks do their best to ensure they’re picked... Send us your own suggestions for the XI, plus any questions you have for the guys using #LUFCPod.
January 21, 2021
Is Alioski from this planet?
Emma Jones, Matthew Lewis, Jermaine Beckford and Patrick Bamford answer some listener questions, including one fan who lets Patrick know he has, in fact, scored (twice!) in the FA Cup.  The team also reflect on the role their parents and families have played in their careers, and they look ahead to the upcoming Premier League clash with Brighton. If you have a question you want to ask, remember to send it in using #LUFCPod!
January 14, 2021
Dead Rabbits and Jazz
After a slightly different festive break, Emma Jones, Matthew Lewis, Jermaine Beckford and Patrick Bamford digest the clashes against Burnley, West Brom and Spurs and what they got up to over the holidays.  They also look ahead to the FA Cup third round tie with Crawley Town, a competition that has particularly fond memories for Jermaine. And whether you love it or hate it, the transfer window is now open. The guys chat through their own experiences of what it involves, from the rumour mill, the comings and goings and the friendly rivalries, as well as their favourite transfer window fall-out stories. Oh, and Patrick has a story about a rabbit. The guys will be answering your questions in next weeks’ episode so get them in using the hashtag #LUFCPod.
January 07, 2021
Elvis Bamford
As Leeds continue their march in the Premier League, Patrick Bamford once again joins Emma Jones, Jermaine Beckford and Matthew Lewis for a chat about life at Elland Road - what it’s like when you join a new club, meeting your teammates for the first time and his targets for the remainder of the season. Chatting before the Burnley game, Patrick also divulges which teammates he’s tried to teach guitar to over WhatsApp and what his mates thought of his offer to go to Harvard University. Plus, the guys invite you to send in your questions and comments using the hashtag #LUFCPod, which they’ll try to answer over coming episodes. Thanks to everyone for all your comments and reviews about The Official Leeds United Podcast – we appreciate them all, and do keep telling everyone you know about the podcast!
December 31, 2020
Marcelo Bielsa Doesn't Eat Wagon Wheels
LUTV’s Emma Jones, former Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford and actor Matthew Lewis host the brand new Leeds Utd podcast, with regular guests from the squad and unrivalled access behind the scenes at Elland Road. This is the only official podcast for Leeds United, bringing you free weekly episodes with discussion of all the latest developments, games and goings on at the club. In this first episode, top scorer Patrick Bamford drops in for a chat with the guys, chatting about the season so far, life under Marcelo Bielsa, what he’ll be doing for Christmas and much, much more.  Have a listen and let us know what you think using the hashtag #LUFCPod. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
December 24, 2020
Coming Soon...
Our first episode drops on Christmas Eve - make sure you've subscribed so you don't miss out!
December 15, 2020