Skip to main content
The Banter Pub FC Podcast

The Banter Pub FC Podcast

By The Banter Pub FC Podcast
“The sauciest team in the game, the spiciest takes on the pitch”
Where to listen
Apple Podcasts Logo

Apple Podcasts

Google Podcasts Logo

Google Podcasts

Overcast Logo

Overcast

Pocket Casts Logo

Pocket Casts

RadioPublic Logo

RadioPublic

Spotify Logo

Spotify

BPFC Set Piece - A Rivalry Renewed (Arsenal v. Man Utd)
Who's ready for another Set Piece with The Banter Pub FC, bay bay?! Again: we're not Adam Cole but... you know it's all about The Pub! Yes, The World's Greatest Podcast™©®; the sauciest team in the game; giving you nothing but the spiciest takes on the pitch. It's been a while, huh?! Yeah, life has been lifin' here at The Pub but we've never stopped creating content about the Beautiful Game for your beautiful people. This Set Piece is no exception. As you'll soon discover when we finally open yet another BPFC Time Capsule, our beloved Jessy - making her hosting debut for BPFC shortly after making her triumphant return to the BPFC fold - leads the charge with El Capitan and Ama as they discuss who they think will be the victors when Arsenal and Manchester United face off on Saturday (read: 23 April 2022) morning. Everything gets discussed from the club's respective predicaments to the creation of a combined Arsenal/Man Utd XI. So pull up, press play, and get down with the get down. The Pub Awaits...
40:42
April 23, 2022
BPFC Set Piece - FAO (For Africans Only): The Final Bow
ALL OUR LIFE, WE WANT FOOTBALL AND POWER RESPECT AFCON OR DIE FROM LEAD SHOWER WHEN BPFC GETS BIG AS THE EIFFEL TOWER YOU HATERS CAN GET FUCKED FOR SEVENTY-TWO HOURS! Gahtdamn, we feel amazing and we're nowhere near The Matrix! It's the sauciest team in the game with the spiciest takes on the pitch: the one and only, oft-imitated, never duplicated... The Banter Pub FC, baybeeeeee! Good news: we have yet another scintillating instalment in our latest mini-series For Africans Only, covering all things African Cup of Nations. Bad news? It's the last one in this edition of the series because unfortunately, the tournament drew to a close on Sunday, 6 February 2022. Don't fret, though! Yer boys are on the case, as per usual! Joining the host with the most Jonathan in this smashing FAO finale are Ama, El Capitan Neal, Rosler (on the decks), and Joseph; waxing lyrical about the final between Senegal and Egypt and the dramatic encounter for 3rd-place between host nation Cameroon and Burkina Faso. We here at The Pub want to thank everyone that has listened to each episode of For Africans Only. We had a blast putting these together and talking about the world's true best top-flight international competition: the CAF African Cup of Nations. Thank you to all the players, the organisers, the coaching and medical staff, and passionate fans for making this AFCON a deeply memorable spectacle. We'll see you in 2023 when FAO returns. Until then? Press play and reminisce with your faves. The Pub Awaits.
33:00
February 09, 2022
BPFC Set Piece - FAO III (For Africans Only)
WELCOME BACK TO THE BANTER PUB, YA BISH. Yeah. Oh yeah. You know what it is. The World's Greatest Podcast™©®; the sauciest team in the game; the spiciest takes on the pitch. FC Drip. Real Saucy. Chimney FC. All up in your grill. Typical procedure. The African Cup of Nations is still in full swing and your faves are back to recap the group stage matches. In a very special quickfire Set Piece, Jonathan, El Capitan Neal, Ama, and Adam go through all of the matches from Rounds Two and Three in the only way they know how: better than your faves do. In this edition of FAO, the mandem discuss Sierra Leone's courageous performance against Ivory Coast; Equitorial Guinea claiming a massive upset over the defending champions in Algeria; the Cape Verdean Cinderella story continues against Cameroon; and Ghana falling to Comoros in spectacular fashion. What are you waiting for? Press play. You're still reading this? Are you for real?! STOP YOUR FOOLISHNESS. PRESS PLAY. NO READING, ONLY AFCON. The Pub Awaits...   Music credits:   Sweet Talk (Instrumental) by Tyra Chantey (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)
37:26
January 19, 2022
Episode 67 - The Pub Awards (The Pubbies)
Live and direck. LIVE AND DIRECK. You know what 'live and direck' mean? LIVE AND DIRECK. IT'S THE BANTER PUB FC BAY BEEEEE! And oh buddy, do we have a special episode for you this week (recorded 6 January 2021). Ya boys at The Pub took some time to review the last calendar year in football and thought it'd be a lot of fun to award choice moments and people after a group vote/consensus. And lo, The Pubbies were born! This new inaugural event takes the entire calendar year of association football around the world's major leagues and sifts through the best (and the worst) before awarding them with the gong for their respective category! Hosts Ama, El Capitan Neal, Rosler, Jonathan, and Joseph take turns deliberating the nominees for Underperforming Player, Most Unappreciated Player, Best Manager, Biggest Racismo, Most Improved Player, Most Improved Team, Best Goal, Most Overrated Club, the prestigious Puballon d'Or (best overall player, regardless of league, gender et al), Best Kit, and Most Impactful Transfer before ultimately deciding a winner for each given grouping. The lads wrap up by cruising through the Host Awards, a cheeky few nods to the moments only The Banter Pub's wonderous masters of ceremonies could bring you before firing through the 2021 Dishonourable Mentions list. Chock full of the kind of cheesy fanfare you'd get from literally any award show that you can think of, this is The Pub Awards! Press play. Buckle up. This is gonna be a wild ride. The Pub Awaits...
01:36:42
January 16, 2022
BPFC Set Piece - FAO II (For Africans Only)
IT'S TIME... FOR THE BANTER PUB FC! Yes, The World's Greatest Podcast™©®; the sauciest team in the game; the spiciest takes on the pitch. You know the deal. It's also time for some more of that AFCON goodness, as it turns out! So without any further adieu, let's give you what you came here for. Back for seconds in another quickfire Set Piece, Jonathan, Ama, El Capitan Neil, and Joseph go through all of the opening group stage matches in the only way they know how: with passion and panache. In this FAO Set Piece, the lads discuss Days Three & Four of the African Cup of Nations, including moments like Ineanacho's stunner v. Egypt, Max Gradel's thunderbolt v. Equatorial Guinea, the madcap ending to the Tunisia v. Mali match, and so much more. What are you waiting for? Press play. You're still reading this? What's the matter with you?! PRESS PLAY. NO READING, ONLY AFCON. The Pub Awaits... Music credits: Sweet Talk (Instrumental) by Tyra Chantey (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)
33:10
January 14, 2022
BPFC Set Piece - FAO (For Africans Only)
Who's ready for another Set Piece with The Banter Pub FC, bay bay?! Once again: we're not Adam Cole but... YOU KNOW IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PUB! Yes, The World's Greatest Podcast™©®; the sauciest team in the game; the spiciest takes on the pitch. Usual business. Ain't shit changed. The African Cup of Nations is back!!! In a very special quickfire Set Piece, Jonathan, Ama, Adam, and Joseph go through all of the opening group stage matches in the only way they know how: with glorious analytical aplomb and copious amounts of witty humour. In this FAO Set Piece, the lads discuss Morocco turning the Black Stars into a supernova; island nations deserving their place in the tourney; favourites holding off slow starts, and welcoming a newly found Nigerian to the Pub. What are you waiting for? Press play. You're still reading this? What's the matter with you?! PRESS PLAY. NO READING, ONLY AFCON. The Pub Awaits... Music credits: Sweet Talk (Instrumental) by Tyra Chantey (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)
22:29
January 11, 2022
Episode 66: Moore Money, No Problems
We ain't Goin' nowhere! We ain't Goin' nowhere! We can't be stopped now 'cause it's Banter Pub 4 Lyfe. Oh yes, sweetie darlings. The World's Greatest Podcast™©® The Banter Pub FC is on your ass again and this time? We brought our first prestigious guest of the season! THE sauciest team in the game with THE spiciest takes on the pitch are back at it again with the junior season's sixth episode and it's big man like Ama taking the reigns for this episode. The mandem (Adam, El Capitan Neal, Rosler and Joseph) are joined this week by the beloved and brilliant social media manager for the National Women's Soccer League club Chicago Red Stars Connor Moore; who's not only an incredible content coordinator for the Red Stars but is a die-hard, card-carrying Red Stars supporter from early. We are over the moon to have Connor on for an episode and as you will hear yourself, Connor came with nothing less than premium energy! Things kicked off swiftly with discussions around all of Europe's top leagues and the MLS Cup in a no-holds-barred edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment reviews the reports of sources out of Liverpool spreading a fake news story alleging CAF wants to cancel AFCON. You might notice the Main Segment intro music is a little different this week and that's because it is! Shout out to Tyra Chantey, the beautiful crooner responsible for the track Sweet Talk. BPFC wraps with Extra Time, where everyone opens up to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week in sixty (60) seconds or less. Or... y'know. The rules to Extra Time are a bit like voting rights to American politicians: they don't really matter. #BingeTheBanter until's ya can't #BingeTheBanter no more! Season Three. Banter down the foothills, Pub is on the front. The Pub Awaits. Music credits: Sweet Talk (Instrumental) by Tyra Chantey (courtesy of Epidemic Sound)
02:34:32
December 28, 2021
Episode 65: And It's Arsenal FC (A Very Special Set Piece)
TO THE BANTERRRRR TO THE PUB TO THE PEOPLE SHOWIN' LOVE ALL THESE PODCASTS CRUD AWWWW SKEET SKEET MUTHAFU- *ahem* Anyway! It's the World's Greatest Podcast™©® The Banter Pub FC, you beautiful basstids! THE sauciest team in the game with THE spiciest takes on the pitch are back at it again with the junior season's seventh episode and it's a super special episode this time around. With El Capitan Neal, Rosler, and Jonathan away, The Pub's Arsenal Delegation had the keys to the kingdom and decided to dedicate the entire episode to all things Arsenal FC and Arsenal WFC! Adam, Ama, and Joseph took full advantage (recorded 9 December 2021) fielding discussions around both Arsenal sides' exploits in their respective competitions thus far; who has stood out; who may be leaving in January; and where the respective sides' floor and ceiling are looking ahead into the future. It's truly a love letter to the three hosts' favourite football club in the whole wide world: The Arsenal. Presented as a full episode but with the feel of a Set Piece, we hope you enjoy this rare moment captured on wax. El Capitan Neal will see to it that it never happens again. #BingeTheBanter, baby! Season Three. You know it's all about The Pub! Banter Pub, bay bay. The Pub Awaits.
01:13:60
December 28, 2021
Episode 64: The Great Ghali
Ladies, gentlemen, gentlethems, and enbies! Children of... well, actually... nah. Put them kids to bed. Degeneration BPFC presents... THE THREE TIME CHAMPIONS OF THE WOOOOOOOOOORLD THE BANTER PUB FC! You know what it was, what it is, and what it will be (word to Brett "The Hitman" Hart). The World's Greatest Podcast™©®. The Banter Pub FC, you magnificent futhermuckers! THE sauciest team in the game with THE spiciest takes on the pitch are back at it again with the junior season's sixth episode and it's El Capitan Neal doing what he does best: leading the side out for another scintillating episode! The mandem (Adam, Ama, and Joseph) moved into the mess (recorded 11 November 2021) with discussions around Xavi's managerial appointment at Barcelona in this episode's (and possibly the final?!) edition of Are You Being Barcelona'd?; Roma losing to Venezia; Italian rapper Ghali heckling Matteo Salvini at the Milanese Derby; West Ham beating Liverpool; City beating Manchester United; and three head-turning  Premier League managerial announcements in a thoroughly entertaining edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment chews the fat around the news about the attack on PSG's Kheira Hamraoui and teammate Aminata Diallo's stay in police custody as well as Detroit City FC's departure request from the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA) with a view to join the United Soccer Leagues (USL).  BPFC wraps with Extra Time, where everyone opens up to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week in sixty (60) seconds or less. Or... y'know. The rules to Extra Time are a bit like voting rights to American politicians: they don't really matter. #BingeTheBanter until's ya can't #BingeTheBanter no more! Season Three. Banter down the foothills, Pub is on the front. The Pub Awaits.
02:17:48
December 28, 2021
Episode 63: Six Years A Fraud
Ladies, gentlemen, gentlethems, and enbies! Children of... well, actually... nah. Put them kids to bed. Degeneration BPFC presents... THE THREE TIME CHAMPIONS OF THE WOOOOOOOOOORLD THE BANTER PUB FC! You know what it was, what it is, and what it will be (word to Brett "The Hitman" Hart). The World's Greatest Podcast™©®. The Banter Pub FC, you magnificent futhermuckers! THE sauciest team in the game with THE spiciest takes on the pitch are back at it again with the junior season's fifth episode and it's The Hated One™©® Joseph stepping back into the booth to lead proceedings this episode. The mandem (Rosler, Adam, Ama, and [eventually] El Capitan Neal) boogied on down to business (recorded 4 November 2021) with discussions around the Bundesliga's top three teams [at the time of recording]; Lionel Messi's thoughts on adjusting to life in Ligue 1; previewing the Milanese Derby in Serie A; Antonio Conte's start to life as Tottenham Hotspur manager and more in a thoroughly entertaining edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment digs into the long-awaited end to the six-year investigation into Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini's alleged fraudulent behaviour, swirling mainly around a $2m payment. The lads also chat about a special report on what happens when football fans watch football matches without knowing what the players look like.  BPFC wraps with Extra Time, where everyone opens up to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week in sixty (60) seconds or less. Or... y'know. The rules to Extra Time are a bit like Applebee's happy hour: it doesn't really matter. #BingeTheBanter until's ya can't #BingeTheBanter no more! Season Three. Banter Pub is perfect place for shade and that's just how we feel. The Pub Awaits.
02:07:38
December 28, 2021
Episode 62: The Flying Dutchman
Hide ya kids. Hide ya wife. Hide ya husband. Sod it... hide ya sidepiece. It's The World's Greatest Podcast™©®, The Banter Pub FC, you magnificent futhermuckers! THE sauciest team in the game with THE spiciest takes on the pitch are back with the junior season's fourth episode and it's the one and only Jonathan returning to the fold after some time away handling business where business needs to be handled (and hosting proceedings to boot)! The boys (El Capitan Neal, Adam, Ama, and Rosler) wasted not one iota of time (recorded 14 October 2021) with discussions around Ronald Koeman's sacking from Barcelona and the El Classico result; Manchester United's continued suffering and Steve Bruce's leaving Newcastle United FC; Black Excellence in the capital of RACISMO! and more from the Serie A; the NWSL Shield; the MLS Supporter's Shield; and much more in an outrageously brilliant edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment digs into the USL and USL Players Association's five-year Collective Bargaining Agreement, applying critical analysis to the terms and what this means for the league going forward. The mandem also discuss a white football fan's racially abusing West Bromwich Albion midfielder Romaine Sawyers on social media and his consequent jail sentence for said abuse. BPFC wraps with Extra Time, where everyone opens up to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week in sixty (60) seconds or less. Or... y'know. The rules to Extra Time are a bit like Jason Whitlock's insipid hot takes: they don't really matter. #BingeTheBanter until's ya can't #BingeTheBanter no more! Season Three never sleeps 'cause sleep is the cousin of death. The Pub Awaits.
02:02:03
December 28, 2021
Episode 61: And Heeeeeeeeeee's Outta Here!
Uh oh. You hear that? Oh no. It's... it's... IT'S... It's The World's Greatest Podcast™©®, The Banter Pub FC baybeeee! Let's be 'avin' ya, futhermuckers! THE sauciest team in the game with THE spiciest takes on the pitch are back with the junior season's third episode and it's big man like Rosler's first time hosting proceedings in The Pub as well as comrade Adam's long-awaited return! Ready to tuck in? Let's get it. The lads (El Capitan Neal, Adam, Ama, and [eventually] Joseph) got right to work (recorded 30 September 2021) with discussions around Steve Baldwin finally out as Washington Spirit CEO (with a view to reportedly sell the team by the end of 2021); the return of Are You Being Barcelona'd? with Adam in this episode's coverage of La Liga; and the North London Derby result juxtaposed with Manchester United's misfortunes (plus other Premier League results) in an incendiary edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment tackles just about everything surrounding the Saudi consortium takeover of Newcastle United FC. BPFC wraps with Extra Time, where everyone opens up to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week in sixty (60) seconds or less. Or... y'know. The rules to Extra Time are a bit like the NBA's Portland Trailblazers' recent playoff runs: they don't really matter. #BingeTheBanter until's ya can't #BingeTheBanter no more! Season Three is outside. The Pub Awaits.
02:04:17
December 28, 2021
Episode 60: Degeneration BPFC
No rest for the wicked, the weary, the wonderful, or the wastemen. Back in your face with a vengeance, it's The Banter Pub FC futhermuckers! THE sauciest team in the game with THE spiciest takes on the pitch are back with the junior season's second episode and as far as spice is concerned? It's giving 'ghost chilli.' Without any further adieu, the lads get straight to work (recorded 16 September 2021) with discussions around the Premier League's opening gambit of matches; Ligue 1's initial romp to start off the season; the introductory drama in La Liga; Champions League Week 1 results (including some real stunners) in a fantastic edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment unpacks UEFA's decision to ban Ajax's 'Three Little Birds' shirt (specifically: the three little birds on the back of the neck just under the collar) and the summer NWSL's Washington Spirit had (inspired by an article written by Jeff Kassouf for The Equalizer) and, crucially, their tyrannical owner [at the time of recording] in Steve Baldwin. BPFC wraps with Extra Time, where everyone opens up to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week in sixty (60) seconds or less. Or... y'know. The rules to Extra Time are a bit like the final season in Game of Thrones: it doesn't really matter. #BingeTheBanter, bishes! Season Three is LIVE and all up in your stere-ery-ery-ero. No excuses. Only Banter Pub. The Pub Awaits.
01:43:36
December 27, 2021
Episode 59: Return of The Macks
junior (adj.) ju·​nior | \ ˈjün-yər Definition of junior 1a: less advanced in age : YOUNGER —used chiefly to distinguish a son with the same given name as his father   b(1): YOUTHFUL     (2): designed for young people and especially adolescents   c: of more recent date and therefore inferior or subordinate a junior lien 2: of or relating to juniors or the class of juniors at an educational institution the junior prom 3: shorthand for The World's Greatest Podcast™©®, The Banter Pub FC's third season. That's right! It's the sauciest team in the game with the spiciest takes on the pitch back for thirds in what promises to be the biggest season yet for the Sensational Sextet. Six Til Infinity. FC Drip AKA Six Feet Under because the boys stay what? Fresh to death. Six In The City. The Sixth Sense. Final Sixdenation. Look, you get the point. The Banter Pub FC is back! Getting straight to business, the mandem (recorded 9 September 2021) open up their junior season with discussions around a certain Argentina v. Brazil World Cup qualifier fixture; the United States men's national team (USMNT) doing just enough; Memphis Depay's La Liga debut for Barcelona; allegations against Benjamin Mendy; and a deep dive into some of Europe's top leagues (including the Premier League) as they stood in a ferocious edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment covered the Champions League group stage draw as well as everyone's top three transfers in the summer window. BPFC wraps with Extra Time, where everyone opens up to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week in sixty (60) seconds or less. Or... y'know. The rules to Extra Time are a bit like the points in Whose Line Is It Anyway: they don't really matter. #BingeTheBanter, ya bish. Season Three is finally here. No excuses. Get on it. The Pub Awaits.
01:49:36
December 27, 2021
Episode 58: No Fade McGee (Season 2 Finale)
It's been a stunning sophomore season for your boys at The Banter Pub FC (the sauciest team in the game with nothing but the spiciest takes on the pitch) but all good things must come to an end... mainly to prepare for bigger and better things but also to what? REST. Before we do though, there's a certain set of i's to dot and t's to cross and it comes in the form of the blockbuster finale to BPFC's second season. 2 whole hours of analysis, shenanigans, nuclear takes, and salient observations; just the way you like them and that's the BPFC way. With comrade Adam in the lead host's hot seat (originally recorded on 29 July 2021), the mandem (El Capitan Neal, Ama, Jonathan, and Joseph) get it crackalackin' with a scorching edition of Around The Pitch. In it, the following is discussed: the Gold Cup semi-finals are set and predictions are made; the USWNT's Tokyo 2020 group stage results and how they reflected the concerns supporters had about the team selection; Olympic tournament quarterfinals are set for both the Women's and Men's competitions and BPFC go about making their boldest predictions as to who is medalling and who isn't. Were any of them right? You have to listen to find out! We then move into the Main Segment, where both issues on deck are relating to the women's beautiful game. First, Racing Louisville's home ground (Lynn Family Stadium) is known for hosting a light show since LouCity started playing at the ground in 2020. The issue? No apparent regard for the health and safety of players and staff who live with sensory issues (including but not limited to: epilepsy). The lads unpack the controversy as it raged at the time and it's a very riveting listen. Rounding out this episode's Main Segment is the incident in Vienna, Austria where Nigeria's Super Falcons were subjected to being publicly harrassed and abused by a Nigerian man who conveniently forgot the difference between the Nigerian football team and the Nigerian government just so he could go on a political tirade on public transport. The boys pour over the incident in excruciating detail, best summarized by Ama as he eloquently and passionately delivers a historical context that is largely missing from other outlets covering the incident. Finally, it's the very last Extra Time of the season! You know the drill: 60 seconds, say whatever's on your mind in the time allowed. And just when you think that's that on that for BPFC's second season, Rosler gets the de-facto final word in to announce which Premier League club he intends to support. We cannot thank every denizen of all 31 countries we're listened to in for their support, their time, and their attention. It's been a magnificent sophomore season. Season Three, however, is where even more stops are pulled out... and it's coming sooner than you might think. The Pub Awaits.
02:06:08
December 24, 2021
Episode 57 - The Invisible Man
It's the sauciest team in the game with the spiciest takes on the pitch back again to drop some of that sweet sweet content on your dome piece. It's The World's Greatest Podcast™©®, The Banter Pub FC baybeeee! Not much left inside the BPFC Time Capsule to unearth but this episode (recorded 15 July 2021) might be the most special of the lot. El Capitan Neal, Ama, Adam, Jonathan, Rosler and Joseph are joined in The Pub by a very special guest co-host. In keeping with the tradition of having nothing but the finest and most prestigious guests, Kyle Carr -- co-creator of the Henny Derby, Mr. Do-It-All for Brew Hoop blog, one-third of WalkIn90, and one of the founders of Featherstone Flamingos (a Forward Madison SC-affiliated supporter group) -- comes through and blesses The Pub with his presence; chopping it up with your podcasting heroes. With the pleasantries and Kyle's introduction done and dusted, the mandem get right into it with a sweltering edition of Around The Pitch where Argentina's Copa America final win, Italy's EURO 2020 final win, the Major League Soccer tables, the National Women's Soccer League table, and the United Soccer League (USL) tables all get unpacked and analysed. BPFC wraps with Extra Time, where everyone opens up to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week. #BingeTheBanter, ya bish. Before you know it, Season Three kicks off and you should know by now to stay ready so you don't have to get ready. The Pub Awaits.
02:01:09
October 04, 2021
Episode 56: Basmati Rice, Not Instant Rice
Now let us welcome everybody to The Wild Wild Pub! A place that's untouchable like [John] Wick with a gun. The pod hits ya eardrums like a thump to the chest. Six of the best with the spiciest takes on deck! You! Already knooooooow, word to Big Frieda. It's the sauciest team in the game with nothing but the spiciest takes on the pitch. The World's Greatest Podcast™©®, The Banter Pub FC; still dropping content on that ass as we empty out the last of the contents inside the BPFC Time Capsule. The BPFC Time Capsule has unsealed a while ago but we're releasing every-bloodclaat-ting whether you like it or not (though we do hope it's the former and not the latter, for the record). In this episode (recorded 8 July 2021), El Capitan Neal, Ama, Jonathan, Rosler and Joseph settling into The Pub and getting right down to business. Our heroes cover Copa America and EURO 2020 ahead of the respective final matches, the state of the tables in Major League Soccer, and how the race for the National Women's Soccer League championship is coming along in a searing edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment this week has the lads discussing Racismo! because anti-Blackness takes no days off and neither do we when it comes to combatting it. Starting with unpacking Major League Soccer's inability to corroborate allegations of Diego Chara getting racially abused during the Portland Timbers v. Minnesota United FC match, the boys then slide into chatting about CF Montreal's decision to trade Erik Hurtado to Columbus Crew SC for $200,000 in general allocation money due to Hurtado's refusal to get vaccinated before wrapping up with covering Hartford Athletic's Younes Boudadi's being racially abused by Loudon United FC supporters. BPFC wraps with Extra Time where everyone takes 30-60 seconds to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week. #BingeTheBanter, part of a balanced and nutritional breakfast. The Pub Awaits. IGSDkoCvd9DOoNzX68wD
01:56:10
October 04, 2021
BPFC Set Piece - It's The End Of The Season As We Know It (End of European 2020/21 Domestic Campaigns)
Who's ready for another Set Piece with The Banter Pub FC, bay bay?! Again: we're not Adam Cole but... you know it's all about The Pub! Yes, The World's Greatest Podcast™©®; the sauciest team in the game; giving you nothing but the spiciest takes on the pitch. After a topsy turvy, COVID-riddled, excruciating but entertaining season, all of the European domestic club campaigns have drawn to a close. Champions were crowned, relegation for some were either dodged or confirmed and the latest candidates to qualify for next term's continental competitions were finalised. El Capitan Neal, Adam, Ama, Jonathan, and Joseph all take their respective seats in The Pub to discuss it all; from the Premier League to Ligue 1. The lads cover it all and then some, including having each of The Pub denizens make a position-by-position nomination for The Banter Pub FC's 2020/21 European XI. So pull up, press play, and get down with the get down. The Pub Awaits...
01:02:02
October 01, 2021
Episode 55: Your D*ck Is Too Little To F*ck With A Goddess
It's so hard being The World's Greatest Podcast™©® but dammit... someone's gotta do it and it might as well be us, The World's Greatest [goddamn] Podcast™©®: WHO ELSE but the sauciest team in the game with the spiciest takes on the pitch?! The Banter Pub FC, ya bish! The BPFC Time Capsule has unsealed a while ago but we're dumping the whole lot out and in this episode (recorded 24 June 2021), El Capitan Neal, Ama, Adam, Jonathan, Rosler and Joseph settling into The Pub and wasting no time whatsoever. Opening with the Main Segment this week, the lads discuss the US Women's National Team's (USWNT) Olympic side selection and folks? These... were some choices, to put it extremely mildly. Yer bois don't hold back, as per usual. Tune in to hear them cover everything from the selections themselves to the reactions to said call-ups. Our heroes then get into a different international competition: EURO 2020. Our heroes unpack the EURO 2020 group stage results (namely, Italy's dominant performances after a shaky start and full credit to Jonathan for predicting Italy's results succinctly) and how football is not coming home before discussing Denmark's Christian Eriksen and his terrifying, gut-wrenching moment where he collapsed on the pitch during the match. The Pub switches gears to Copa America and the results in that tournament as well as a quick CONCACAF aside regarding the Haitian men's national team and a particularly unfortunate event during one of their matches in an intense edition of Around The Pitch.  BPFC wraps with Ama's brainchild Extra Time, where Ama in particular reflects on Juneteenth 2021 and everyone else weighs in to talk about what was on their minds and what moved them that week. #BingeTheBanter like your favourite web series. It's The Banter Pub FC: Ya heard of us. Official football nurturers. The pod comes equipped for warfare. Beware. The Pub Awaits.
01:44:43
October 01, 2021
Episode 54: CONCACAF & Crucial Conversation
Just when you thought you had it figured out, The World's Greatest Podcast™©® changes the culture, word to CM Punk. Yes, the sauciest team in the game with the spiciest takes on the pitch are back again to dump the entire contents of the BPFC Time Capsule, starting with a very unique episode featuring a very unique rendition of the Main Segment. This episode (recorded 10 June 2021) sees El Capitan Neal, Ama, Adam, and Jonathan piling into The Pub to discuss the calamitous yet gripping CONCACAF Nations League final between the US Men's National Team (USMNT) and El Tri (Mexico's men's national team) and all of its moving parts. From the result itself, the homophobic chanting from El Tri fans, the anti-Black racism from USMNT fans exhibited toward Mark McKenzie, the aftermath of it all, and addressing the comments (or lack thereof) made by certain pundits, yer bois go cover every nook and cranny in a fiery edition of Around The Pitch. Now, the Main Segment usually sees our heroes covering a particular topic exclusively but this episode goes in a unique direction. Joseph managed to get some one-on-one time with Alexi Lalas in his Twitter Spaces vignette and what transpired was rather unexpected but riveting all the same, if we do say so ourselves. Once the pleasantries were exchanged, Joseph got right down to business and grilled Alexi on why he had everything to say about the homophobia from El Tri fans but next to nothing about the anti-Black abuse doled out by USMNT fans. It is a call-out and a critical conversation you do not want to miss so get listening before Alexi makes us take it down (we presume he'll make us take it down, anyway). You're welcome, Alexi. *wink wink* #BingeTheBanter. There's plenty to chew on. The Pub Awaits.
01:15:35
October 01, 2021
Episode 53: Talk Di Ting A Lings
*rummages around inside the BPFC Time Capsule* By Jove, it's another full episode of The World's Greatest Podcast™©®; brought to you by the sauciest team in the game with undoubtedly the spiciest takes on the pitch. Judging by the contents of this episode? This one might as well be marinaded in ghost chilli sauce because hoo boy! That's a spicy meat-a-ball! This episode (recorded 3 June 2021) sees El Capitan Neal, Ama, Adam, Jonathan, and Joseph sliding into The Pub to discuss Manchester City bottling it in the UEFA Champions League final against Chelsea; the European football manager carousel which includes (but isn't limited to) Antonio Conte's departure from Inter Milan, Carlo Ancelotti moving back to Real Madrid, Massimiliano Allegri returning to Juventus, and more; the Major League Soccer, United Soccer League, and National Women's Soccer League tables in a fiery edition of Around The Pitch.   The Main Segment sees the boys previewing how they thought UEFA EURO 2020 was going to go down. They each make their picks (most of them were horribly wrong except for Jonathan), discussing which teams will surprise and which teams will disappoint. It's a wild ride, we have to say. Kicking off Extra Time, everyone weighs in on the announcement of Major League Soccer's creation of an artificial promotion/relegation system and what implications that it will have on the United States football pyramid going forward. To conclude, the mandem each take some time (some going longer than the allotted 30 seconds, we'll grant you... but we've paid the costs to be the bosses) to talk about what was on their minds that week. #BingeTheBanter rolls on as we get two more episodes and a Set Piece ready for that ass. Act like you know. The Pub Awaits.
02:19:21
July 22, 2021
Episode 52: You Had One Job!
We told you we'd have plenty of recordings in the BPFC Time Capsule to unleash. #BingeTheBanter, baby. You know the fucking vibes. We're no Adam Cole but we're confident even he'd agree that The Banter Pub FC is The World's Greatest Podcast™©®, bay bay. This episode (recorded 27 May 2021) features El Capitan Neal, Ama, Adam, Jonathan, and Joseph sliding into The Pub to chat about how Leicester City had one job and failed to do it as the Premier League concluded; Napoli fumbling the bag and more as Serie A drew to a close; Lille doing the damn thing and finishing as champions in Ligue 1, and Club Atlético de Madrid finally sealing the deal, getting their name etched on the La Liga title in a showstopping edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment covers a couple of US domestic league-based incidents, including but not limited to: the rash of beer chucking incidents at both DC United and Chicago Fire matches (and in DC United's case: the slew of shitty statements from SGs affiliated with the club not named Rose Room Collective) and the blatant disrespecting of the Washington Spirit (where the Spirit had to play their opening home fixture in Houston against the Dash). It's not all bullshit though, as there was a healthy discussion about how the table looks in Major League Soccer; namely praise being lavished on Orlando City SC's form at the time. The discussion around US domestic league-based foolishness continues into Extra Time, where racism once again rears its ugly, unwanted head during a USL Championship match between Loudon United FC and New York Red Bulls II. Mandela Egbo was subjected to racist abuse via monkey chanting from Loudon United FC supporters while he was taking a penalty kick (which he converted). The lads unpack everything from the moment itself to the utterly pathetic statement put out by Loudon Stampede in response. This episode was a blast to record but then again, that's usually the case when you're rockin' with the sauciest team in the game. That's what you should expect from the mandem with the spiciest takes on the pitch. #BingeTheBanter rolls on as we get three more episodes and a Set Piece loaded into the chamber. Past, present, forever. The Pub Awaits.
02:15:28
July 17, 2021
Episode 51: 4-3-3 The Hard Way
Did you miss us? Well... whether you did or not, THE BANTER PUB FC IS BACK YA BISH. It's been a little bit and we shouldn't have left you without some dope episodes to step to so The World's Greatest Podcast is back at it with a full clip to dump out the roof! After all, we do have a spectacular sophomore season to conclude and we plan on doing that with great panache. What better way to start than to open up the BPFC Time Capsule and see what's inside! "What the everlasting fuck is a BPFC Time Capsule," you ask? Excellent question! Here's what happened: while we stuck to our regular recording schedule, our production team had some life happenings that required more time adulting than editing. Now that our production team are back in the studio, we have four full episodes and a Set Piece for your listening pleasure and we'll be releasing each one successfully over the coming days! Pretty cool, right? You get caught up with us, we get to entertain you for hours on end... a win-win situation, really. With that said, let's get the first round in. This episode (recorded 13 May 2021) features El Capitan Neal, Adam, Jonathan, and Joseph piling into The Pub to chat about the Premier League, Serie A, Ligue 1, and La Liga campaigns all drawing to a close. The boys discuss how they each see things concluding in terms of league positions and who qualifies for continental competition etcetera in an engrossing edition of Around The Pitch. The Main Segment features Neal, Adam, and Joseph discussing a couple of Major League Soccer-based shenanigans, namely: FC Cincinnati's signing of MAGA meathead Geoff Cameron and the Wilf Family's purchase of Orlando City SC, Orlando Pride, Orlando City Academy, and the Exploria Stadium. The lads also touch on the record TV deal brokered between ESPN and La Liga, each giving their take on what the deal means for fans based in the United States. The episode concludes with Extra Time where Adam, Joseph, and Neal all take thirty seconds or so to get some things off their respective chests. Make sure you get some food in along with whatever you're sipping on. You're going to want to be as comfortable as possible while you #BingeTheBanter. Still the sauciest team in the game with the spiciest takes on the pitch. The Pub Awaits.
01:30:02
July 10, 2021
Set Piece: An Audience with a Legend (Special Guest: CJ Brown)
Yer bois at The Banter Pub FC have reached another milestone: we got our first interview with a professional in The Beautiful Game! This is not a drill. This is real life. Entering The Pub to have a chat with Ama, Neil, Adam, Jonathan, and Joseph is a Chicago Fire Original with 13 United States Men's National Team (USMNT) caps, with four Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cups, three Major League Soccer (MLS) Western Conference titles, an MLS Supporters' Shield, and an MLS Cup to his name. He is a three-time Chicago Fire Humanitarian of the Year, a two-time Chicago Fire Defender of the Year, and is currently the technical director and head coach of Chicago House AC in the National Independent Soccer Association. Ladies,  gentlemen, and enbies... he is the one and only CJ Brown! Over the course of an hour and change, CJ chats to us about his time as a professional player (what he's experienced, what he's learned, what his favourite memories are), what he thinks about promotion/relegation (pro/rel) being implemented in the United States football pyramid, his take on the current crop of USMNT players, and much more. Our time with CJ was not just education about what it means to be a professional football player in the United States but a refreshingly candid conversation with plenty of laughs to boot. This one's super special, peeps. You do not want to miss out on this outstanding chat we had. Big thank you to CJ and Chicago House AC and we hope to catch up with CJ again in the future. Truly, it was an honour, privilege, and pleasure to have him on. So what are you waiting for? Stop reading this. Press play. Get all of your life. The Pub Awaits...
01:21:46
June 10, 2021
Episode 50: Cartels Not Clubs
It's here. We've done it. We've arrived. In just over a year, we've put out fifty - count 'em... FIFTY - episodes of The Banter Pub FC and this episode goes H.A.M. if we're keeping it a buck. In this week's milestone appearance, El Capitan Neal, Adam, Ama, Jonathan, and Joseph tuck into the Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, MLS, Ligue 1, and the CONCACAF Champions League (as the aforementioned competitions stood at the time of recording) in a punchy rendition of Around The Pitch, bringing all the unique bombast and hot takes you've come to expect from the boys behind the bar. In the Main Segment, the lads take aim at the NWSL's Independent Anti-Discrimination Investigation result before segueing into how they see the Europa and Champions League finals playing out. Wrapping up with a rousing edition of Extra Time this week, Rosler shares a couple of thoughts but does he finally announce his allegiance to a football club in the Premier League? You'll have to listen to find out, of course. 😉 It has been our absolute pleasure and nothing short of a privilege to have brought you fifty episodes thus far but please believe that there's plenty more in the tank. We can't wait to join you for our centennial appearance and remember: The Banter Pub FC is the spiciest team in the game, bringing you nothing short of the spiciest takes on the pitch. FC Chimney, baby. We want the smoke. Brought to you by six of the realest in the game.  The Pub Awaits.
02:00:20
May 29, 2021
Episode 49: Super Headass
Un. Uno. Eins. Een. Bir. Wahid. Otu. Moja. Eyodwa. One. One more episode until our vaunted 50th appearance for The Banter Pub FC and this episode is probably the one that gets us sued, to tell you the truth. Seriously, there were no punches pulled and it was no holds barred from El Capitan Neal, Adam, Jonathan, and Joseph this week. The lads dig into the entire European Super League fiasco. Virtually every stone was overturned in this episode, recalling everything from the initial reaction to the announcement of the Super League's so-called 'founding clubs' to a critical discussion about what this latest attempt to further commodify the beautiful game means for supporters and players going forward. The fellas get everything off their chests and out in the open here, including a conversation that supplements Jonathan's must-read essay linking the crisis of capitalism to the manifestation of the Super League. No owner, club, or corrupt official were spared in the recording of this episode. Neither were the bootlickers who supported the idea. You get what we're trying to say here, right? All the discretion advised here. Feelings will be hurt, laughs will be had, tears will be shed, mountains will crumble, seas will roar... this episode is a journey. So press play and brace yourself for a thorough unpacking of the European Super League controversy. Brought to you by six of the realest in the game. The Pub Awaits.
01:56:29
May 16, 2021
Episode 48: My Henny Runneth Over
The countdown is at two. Two more episodes until vaunted 50th appearance for The Banter Pub FC and it's our first special guest appearance for a full episode this season! Nothing but prestigious guests during our sophomore season at The Pub. This week, the squad (Adam, Neal, Ama, Jonathan, and Joseph) are joined by the co-creator of the Henny Derby, Richmond Kickers super-supporter, and the host of Can I Kick It? Podcast Elliot Barr (AKA: Yogi Mclovin) to chat about the results from the Premier League (Leeds United's stunning win over Manchester City), checking in on La Liga (El Classico result shakes up the table), CONCACAF Champions League, UEFA Men's Champions & Europa League matches, and previewing the start of USL's Championship and Leauge One seasons in a truly transatlantic edition of Around The Pitch. For the Main Segment this week, the boys discuss the fallout from the NWSL Challenge Cup drama where injustices were doled out to Kansas City NWSL's Kristen Edmonds and Chicago Red Stars' Sarah Gordon respectively and the spectre of anti-Blackness hovered over both incidents before going into how the Henny Derby was established and what anyone can expect in terms of the atmosphere at one of these legendary matches. Finally, in Extra Time, the lads chat more with big man like Elliot; having a memorable chin-wag over a slew of topics. The World's Greatest Podcast. Bar none. Act like you know. The Pub Awaits.
02:04:18
April 24, 2021
Episode 47: How Tight Is It?
Three. Three is the magic number. Three more episodes until vaunted 50th appearance for The Banter Pub FC. Until then, we've got work to do so let's keep this unbeaten run in our sophomore season rolling! This week, the squad (Neil, Ama, Jonathan, and Adam) chat about the results from the Premier League, checking in on La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, and chatting about some of the UEFA Men's Champions & Europa League matches in a proper European continental edition of Around The Pitch. For the Main Segment this week, the boys discuss Mouctar Diakhaby's tremendously sad but extremely important video about his being racially abused (allegedly by Cadiz player Juan Cala) when Valencia and Cadiz did battle. The lads touch on everything from the incident to the various responses, including Valencia's decision to walk off the pitch and their being asked to come back if Cala apologised.   Finally, in Extra Time, the lads take thirty seconds to chat about who they believe will hoist the NWSL Challenge Cup this season all while giving deserved props to the Orlando Pride for being inarguably the drippiest side in NWSL right now. The World's Greatest Podcast will make ya stop, drop; at which point, we go in to shut 'em down open up shop, word to DMX. Episodes like whoa, word to Black Rob. Come through. The Pub Awaits.
01:32:11
April 20, 2021
Episode 46: Anyị chọrọ anwụrụ ọkụ
Four more episodes enbies, ladies, and germs. Can you feel it? Can you feel the excitement? The mandem are back for another full episode as The Banter Pub FC's sophomore season keeps on truckin', full steam ahead! This week, the squad (Neil, Ama, Jonathan, Adam, and Joseph) chat about the results from AFCON Men's Qualifying, checking in on the UEFA Women's Champions League, and chatting about some of the UEFA Men's World Cup Qualifying matches in a global edition of Around The Pitch. For the Main Segment this week, the boys dig into Heiko Vogel and the German courts' ass in the wake of the Borussia Monchengladbach's under-23 coach being ordered to train the women's team as a form of punishment for his "unsporting behaviour" (or, more succinctly, his misogynistic comments about women in football). Finally, in Extra Time, the lads take thirty seconds to chat about what they're looking forward to where the MLS is concerned before it gets underway. We want the smoke, word to The Street Profits. Press play, get your life. The Pub Awaits.
01:23:54
April 04, 2021
Set Piece - An Audience with The Empress (Special Guest: Kelechi Okafor)
This week's Set Piece is beyond special. It's a massive occasion. Kelechi Okafor - AKA Kelechnekoff - the tour-de-force actress and social commentator that brings you Say Your Mind every week as well as teaching the people how to work the poles and how to twerk properly from her dance studio Kelechnekoff Fitness joins us for a wonderful interview and discussion. Neil, Ama, and Joseph sit down with The Empress herself to talk about her favourite club (Arsenal), her favourite player (Thierry Henry), her favourite manager (Arsene Wenger), her favourite F1 driver in Lewis Hamilton, and Slavia Prague player Ondrej Kudela's racial abuse of Rangers' Glen Kamara before digging into what that means for Arsenal in the Europa League quarterfinal as well as football writ large. We also discuss Thierry Henry's decision to leave all forms of social media until racism is dealt with adequately by the people that administrate social media platforms. Finally, we dig into the British monarchy's racist skeletons falling out of the closet [again] and what that means seeing as William is President of the FA before wrapping up discussing the recent slew of men's football players repatriating themselves to Nigeria and Jamaica respectfully. This was a total and utter honour and privilege for us at The Banter Pub! A massive thank you to Kelechi for joining us in this week's Set Piece. We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed chatting with Benz Punani Womanist.
55:06
April 02, 2021
Episode 45: Pandemic Fade
Five- count 'em - five more episodes until the vaunted 50th appearance for The Banter Pub FC! The World's Greatest Podcast™©®, the sauciest team in the game with the spiciest takes on the pitch. Tekkers for days like Jude Bellingham, showing up and showing out during our sophomore season! This week, the squad (Neil, Ama, Jonathan, Adam, and Joseph) chat about the North London Derby, checking in on Ligue 1's title race, the La Liga title race (complete with another riveting edition of As The Barca Turns/Are You Being Barcelona'd?), Inter Milan making it look easy on their way to the Serie A title, unpacking the state of Shalke's season as they cruise toward relegation in the Bundesliga, and a quick review of the NWSL's Challenge Cup schedule in the latest and greatest edition of Around The Pitch. For the Main Segment this week, the boys review the recent Champions League and Europa League results at the time of recording (18 March 2021). Finally, in Extra Time, the lads talk about things that were on their mind that week. Real names, no gimmicks. Press play, get your life. The Pub Awaits.
01:34:02
March 28, 2021
Episode 44: Peak Racismo
Six episodes until the vaunted 50th appearance for The Banter Pub FC, still the World's Greatest Podcast™©®. Still the sauciest team in the game live and direct with the spiciest takes on the pitch. We told you our sophomore season would be a banger and so far... we're not wrong! This week, the squad (Neil, Ama, Jonathan, Adam, and Joseph) chat about the Manchester Derby, the state of Ligue 1's title race, Inter Milan's relentless march to the Serie A title, the La Liga title race (plus another edition of As The Barca Turns/Are You Being Barcelona'd?), Ghana's U20s winning AFCON on Ghana's Independence Day, and the Champions League second leg results in the latest and greatest edition of Around The Pitch. For the Main Segment this week, the lads take Arrigo Sacchi and his racist "I'm not racist but..." comments to the cleaners as only The Banter Pub FC can. This was such a compelling discussion, we forgot to do Extra Time this week! Real names, no gimmicks. Press play, get your life. The Pub Awaits.
01:36:35
March 27, 2021
Set Piece: British GQ Done F*cked Up!
This week's Set Piece is fitting, seeing as British GQ decided to commit what can aptly be observed as a horrendous foul. Have no fear... yer bois at The Banter Pub FC are here to address it! In this week's Set Piece: Neil, Ama, Adam, Jonathan (who reacts to the list as you'd expect The Pub's resident Citizen to), and Joseph unpack where the anonymous, cowardly author (or authors... who knows?) highly controversial ranking of the Premier League's all-time best-ever championship-winning sides. As per usual, no stone is left unturned, no punches were pulled, and no feelings were spared so get into these new segments from your faves at The Banter Pub FC!
35:36
March 25, 2021
Set Piece - Show The NWSL The Money!
A wild Set Piece appears! Just another dose of that glorious content from your faves at The Banter Pub FC! In this week's Set Piece, we focus on the NWSL player salaries and the lack of collective bargaining agreement for the players association. Ama, Neal, Joseph, Jonathan, and Adam are all on tap to give their thoughts on the salaries themselves, how this factors into the discussion about the wage gap between women and men's football, and what the federation's (read: US Soccer) role in all this was.   As per usual, there is no nonsense so get into these new segments from your faves at The Banter Pub FC!
31:21
March 16, 2021
Episode 43: Seth Jahn & The US Soccer Federation Don't Care About Black Lives
Seven episodes until the vaunted 50th appearance for your boys at The Banter Pub FC, still the World's Greatest Podcast™©®. Still the sauciest team in the game coming upside your head with the spiciest takes on the pitch. Still killing the game as the sophomore season rolls on! This week, Jonathan hosts for the first time! With Neil, Adam, Ama, and Joseph on deck, the lads tuck touch on all of the latest goings-on with Ligue 1; the Serie A title race; the La Liga title picture; an update on the biggest soap opera of a club in the world in Barcelona; and how far Dortmund have fallen as the Bundesliga prepares to enter the final furlong of the latest campaign in a blistering edition of Around The Pitch. For the Main Segment this week, Neil, Jonathan, Adam, and Ama take Seth Jahn to task over his disgusting six-minute diatribe during the federation's annual general meeting and don't hold back in tearing everyone from Seth to the USSF to US Soccer as an organisation to utter shreds. Extra Time returns this week, giving the lads a moment to close by sharing what moved them, inspired them et al; drawing the episode to a close. You already know what it is. Come get some. The Pub Awaits.
01:21:22
March 13, 2021
Episode 42: A Reggae Boyz Homecoming
The World's Greatest Podcast™©® keeps pushing onward; eight episodes away from 50 appearances with plenty left in the tank! This week, Neal, Ama, Adam, Jonathan, and Joseph are on tap to rap about subjects like the Milanese Derby and how the the Watchalong at The Pub went; whether not Jose Mourinho's time is up; Chelsea's Thomas Tuchel subbing Calum Hudson-Odoi twice in the same match; reflecting on the USWNT reportedly being forced to stand during the national anthem of the She Believes Cup; and BMS (AKA: B*tch-Made Swede) talking way out of the side of his neck about LeBron James in a no-holds-barred edition of Around The Pitch. The lads switch gears to the Main Segment, where this week, the boys discuss Michail Anthonio (amongst others) switching his allegiance from England to Jamaica. Finally, Adam talks more about the next Watchalong at The Pub to bring another brilliant episode to a close. Let's be f*ckin' 'avin you. The Pub awaits.
01:26:15
March 06, 2021
Set Piece - The FPL Update (Always Watch Your Back Post)
As it says on the tin, NEW KIND OF CONTENT FROM YOUR BOYS AT THE BANTER PUB FC! In what we call a Set Piece, we focus exclusively on content that deserves its own focus. This week, we get up to speed on how all our respective teams are doing in the Fantasy Premier League and Fantasy Premier League Draft. Neal, Jonathan, Ama, Adam, and Joseph all go over their results and fixtures in The Banter Pub Invitational (the head-to-head draft portion of TBPFC's fantasy competitions) and The Banter Pub Classic (the traditional version of FPL). As per usual, there is piss-taking and trash talk amidst salient analysis so get into these new segments from your faves at The Banter Pub FC!
30:47
March 04, 2021
Episode 41: King Kylian, Duppy Conqueror
TBPFC's Sophomore Season continues to prove what we've always said: we're the World's Greatest Podcast™©®! This week, Neal, Ama, Adam, and Joseph are on tap to discuss topics like whether or not Inter Milan and Atletico Madrid are truly the top dons in their respective leagues; Leicester City and Manchester City making mincemeat of their respective opponents in the Premier League; a roundup of the Europa League first-leg ties; and a review of PSG's Jekyll & Hyde performances in Ligue 1 and the Champions League respectfully in a blistering edition of Around The Pitch. The lads also discuss who is better between Kylian Mbappe and Erling Braut Haaland in the Main Segment. Finally, TBPFC wraps with Extra Time; in which everyone chats about what moved them at the time of recording in rapid-fire succession.   Come get some. The Pub awaits.
01:15:16
February 26, 2021
Episode 40: Papers Please!
TBPFC's Sophomore Season keeps on kicking a** and taking names! This week, Neal, Ama, Adam, and Joseph are on tap to discuss topics like the absolute demolition job Manchester City put on Liverpool; Bayern's triumph in the Club World Cup final; more developments regarding Joan Laporta's thoughts on who he sees as Ronald Koeman's replacement on the latest Are You Being Barcelona'd?; a brutal review of the FA Cup tie between Everton and Spurs; and finally what the lads thought about Real Madrid no believing Marvin Park was Spanish until they saw his ID in a blockbuster edition of Around The Pitch. The lads also discuss the horrific comments from former Odisha FC manager Stuart Baxter. Be advised: there is a trigger warning as Baxter's comments are regarding sexual assault and rape (You can skip this section entirely if you prefer. The main segment starts at around 59:30. Extra Time starts at around 1h19m). Finally, TBPFC wraps with a different spin to Extra Time; in which everyone has to choose the winner of the latest Champions League and Europa League matches in rapid-fire succession. Come get your life. The Pub awaits.
01:36:41
February 19, 2021
Episode 39: Of Course He's a Right Winger
TBPFC's Sophomore Season rolls on and is rolling strong! This week, Neal, Ama, Jonathan, Adam, and Joseph are on tap to discuss topics like the curious pattern of Premier League clubs like Burnley who have American owners and sooner or later running into financial trouble (read: burdensome debts); the 0-0 draw between Arsenal and Manchester United; the spectacular Arsenal collapse against Wolves (which resulted in two sending offs for Arsenal); the bemusing decision in the criminal case regarding the young man who racially abused Ian Wright; Atletico Madrid's seemingly unstoppable march to the La Liga title; and a quick jaunt around mainland Europe's top leagues in Around The Pitch. The lads also discuss the January Transfer Window in the main segment, particularly from a La Liga perspective as quite a few major names made the move during the window. Finally, TBPFC wraps with a different spin to Extra Time; in which everyone gets thirty seconds or so to recap their thoughts about Benito Mussolini's great-grandson playing for Lazio's youth team. A lot of fat to chew on this week! Press play. Get your life.
01:42:26
February 10, 2021
Episode 38: Condensed Milk
The boys are back for more in the second episode of BPFC's Sophomore Season! This week, Neal, Ama, Jonathan, Adam, and Joseph are all here to discuss FA Cup favourites Arsenal and Liverpool getting knocked out of the competition and Nigeria taking in an influx of players switching their national allegiances in Around The Pitch; give a certain racist Swede down in Italy and certain racist Manchester United fans a stern dressing down in this week's main segment before wrapping up with Extra Time; in which everyone gets thirty seconds or so to recap the most memorable thing they saw in the last week. Be forewarned: this episode is not for the faint of the heart or for the disingenuous.
01:50:39
February 02, 2021
Episode 37: Don't Call It A Comeback
They said they were dead and buried, never to be heard from again... but the sauciest team in the game with the spiciest takes on the pitch have returned for another season of football-based foolishness! Neal, Ama, Jonathan, Adam, and Joseph are all here to discuss the Premier League race and other results in European football in Around The Pitch; review and suggest improvements for everyone's favourite club in this week's special segment regarding the Premier League reaching the season's halfway mark, and wrapping up with a new segment called Extra Time; in which everyone gets thirty seconds or so to recap the most memorable thing they saw in the last week. The Banter Pub FC are back, baby! But whatever you do, don't call it a comeback.
01:24:54
January 25, 2021
Episode 36: YOUR FAV IS PROBLEMATIC (Get the fuck over it)
In this special episode, Hosts Ama, Franca, Joseph and Neal discuss the  incessant harassment and vitriol they received as backlash to talking  about Harry Kane. They also talk a little fútbol (La Liga and MLS) and  there’s a sneak peek of the latest installment of #francamente with Evan  Raimist of the Maryland Bobcats FC. Follow us on: Twitter  |  Instagram |  YouTube |  Twitch
01:19:43
October 29, 2020
Episode 35: The Shade Room
On this jam packed episode of Spiciest Podcast in the World ™ hosts Adam, Ama, Franca, Jonathan, Joseph and Neal talk La Liga, USL, Premier League, and of course, have lots of smoke for xenophobes. Also featuring another enticing episode of #entanglementFC Please be sure to like, subscribe, follow, rate and review us! Follow us on: Twitter @thebanterpubfc Instagram @thebanterpubfc YouTube (Link) Twitch (Link)
02:04:29
October 23, 2020
Episode 34: EEEEEE!!!
Hosts: Adam, Ama, Franca, Joseph, and Neal The spiciest team in the game discuss World Cup Qualifiers, MLS updates, end SARS, and homophobia in USL. Also, a sneak peek of a very family un-friendly interview with The Plastics SG and a new segment of #EntanglementFC
01:38:45
October 16, 2020
Episode 33: Gunnersaurus Gate
Hosts: Adam, Ama, Franca, Jon, Joseph, and Neal Issa full house! The spiciest team in the game discuss updates around the pitch: Premier League Transfer deadline happenings, Premier League match recap, La Liga match recap, Lower league xenophobia and a new segment of #EntanglementFC.
01:30:45
October 09, 2020
Episode 32: Martin Cáceres likes to be naked
Hosts: Ama, Franca, Joseph, and Neal The spiciest team in the game discuss updates around the pitch: Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, and NWSL, Allentown United Interview- Manny Ntow-Mensah, Racism in lower leagues, and a new segment of #EntanglementFC. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebanterpubfc
01:23:39
October 02, 2020
Episode 31: The Carabao Cup Is Prestigious
Hosts: Ama, Franca, Joseph, and Neal The spiciest team in the game discuss Liverpool vs Chelsea reactions, Covidpalooza, Motorik FC Interview- Kenneth Tebo, and new segment of #EntanglementFC. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebanterpubfc
01:07:17
September 25, 2020
Episode 30: French Futbol Fascists
Hosts: Ama, Franca, Joseph, and Neal The spiciest team in the game discuss English Premier League recap, Xenophobia (again), Plastics collab, #OperationFierceLove, Covidpalooza, Copa Libertadores, PSG vs Marseille Brawl, and new segment of #EntanglementFC. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebanterpubfc
01:07:36
September 21, 2020
Episode 29: It's Fantasy Draft SZN...
Hosts: Adam, Ama, Franca, Joseph, and Neal The spiciest team in the game discuss  our predictions for the top 4 and bottom 3 teams in the English Premier League, the Banter Pub FC Fantasy Draft, MLS recap, NWSL updates, sexual harassment in the champions league, and new segment of #EntanglementFC.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebanterpubfc
01:16:16
September 14, 2020
Episode 28: Füüt
Hosts: Ama, Franca, Jon, Joseph, and Neal The spiciest team in the game discuss Arsenal won FA Community Shield, Brazil announced equal pay for national teams, Forlán gets sacked, Oliver Echouafni “comforting” player scandal, MLS updates and new segment of #EntanglementFC.  Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebanterpubfc
01:23:55
September 07, 2020
Episode 27: Issa Strike
Issa Strike Hosts: Ama, Franca, Joseph, Neal, and Rosler The spiciest team in the game has a special episode to discuss the sports strikes(MLB, NBA, Tennis, and WNBA), Dell Loy Hansen, and the Kenosha shooting. You ain’t ready for this! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebanterpubfc
01:04:50
August 31, 2020
Episode 26: Heey Big Head!!
Hosts: Ama, Franca, Jon, Joseph, and Neal The spiciest team in the game discuss Slabhead vs. Police, the last two teams in Champions League, Europa League, MLS, la pasión of South American Futbol, the departure of several players from the NWSL and new segment of #EntanglementFC. Heeey, big head! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebanterpubfc
01:09:49
August 24, 2020
Banter Pub FC 2020 Fantasy Draft
Hosts: Ama, Franca, Jon, Joseph, Neal and Rosler  The spiciest team in the game conducted a fantasy draft in which they represented their favorite clubs Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, and Manchester United; to decide which players to drop from their team and which players to pick up. A group decision was made for those clubs without representation, Chelsea and Tottenham. We promise, there was no bias or sabotage. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @thebanterpubfc
01:10:13
August 17, 2020
Episode 24: Shut his mic off!
1. Segment: FA Cup Result: Arsenal win 14th FA Cup ( 10 min) 2. Segment: MLS is Back Results [https://www.mlssoccer.com/mls-is-back-tournament/bracket] (10 min) MLS is back BAYBEEEEEEE 3. Segment: Arsenal announces 55 job cuts - Also looking to be active in the transfer market (15 min) [https://talksport.com/football/742165/arsenal-offer-willian-three-year-deal-worth-more-than-100000-a-week-as-club-announce-55-job-cuts/ ] Willian Coutinhno Gabriel from Lille 4. Entanglement FC :::emoji eyes::: (15 min)
01:07:57
August 10, 2020
Episode 23: Give These Queens Their Crowns
1. Segment: NWSL’s Challenge Cup was a success on the pitch and in ratings. How do we feel about the women’s game moving forward? [SOURCE] (6 mins)  2. Segment: Premier League is over. (40 minutes) Final thoughts about the table. Saudi ownership group pulls out of Newcastle bid. Newcastle supporters group cries foul - calls Premier league corrupt In light of Bournemouth’s relegation woes and compounding financial issues, do football clubs in England that are based in constituencies that voted Leave deserve rights? 3. Segment: #MLSIsBack recap (5 minutes) 4. Segment: Entanglement FC :::emoji eyes::: (10 min)
01:03:37
August 03, 2020
Episode 22: FA Cup Final Decided, David Villa Abuses Intern, Two Angel Cities,and Frank Lampard tells Jurgen Klopp to fuck off
Segment: FA Cup Final decided, Arsenal vs Chelsea Time: ( 34 sec – 17 min 05 seconds) Segment: David Villa Abuse - Source: (Link) Time: (17 min 09 sec - 44 mins 34 sec) Segment: Angel City FC - What do we think about it? Source: (Link) Time: ( 45 mins 06 secs - 53 min - 22 secs) Segment: Chelsea Fan View on Lampard telling Klopp to 'fuck off' Time: (53 mins 26 sec - 58 mins 38 sec)
59:11
July 27, 2020
Episode 21: City European Ban Dismissed, Norwich City Relegated, Wycombe Wanderers in the EFL Championship for the first time
Segment: City aren't banned from European Football https://bleacherreport.com/post/world-football/00dd1989-cf0c-4847-8e5b-b854f4730883 Segment: EPL Check: North London Derby, Liverpool lose to Arsenal and History, and Bournemouth shock Leicester, Norwich City Relegated, Segment: Leeds United Promoted From Championship Wycombe Wanderers promoted to Championship from League One for the first time in club history https://www.skysports.com/football/oxford-utd-vs-wycombe/report/425763
01:31:41
July 22, 2020
Episode 20: Racial Bias in Football Commentary? We Already Knew That!
Segment: "Groundbreaking" report reveals racial bias in English football commentary https://t.co/xelFeKQtJZ Segment Should the MLS come back? FC Dallas positive cases causing a postponement, Carlos Vela likely backing out Jurado joins United from Barca Sane leaves City for Bayern Matic extends deal!
01:37:54
July 10, 2020
Episode 19: The 30 year wait is over for Liverpool
Premier League and other football news Liverpool finally won the Premier League. Reactions, thoughts Bundesliga wrap up (Bayern win the Chip) On Race: OR NWSL support of the BLM movement at the start of the Utah tournament. What is the importance of them leading this as the first pro-sport back? Can empty stadiums be the solution now post-COVID? OR White privilege in managing (Black manager question, i.e. Lampard-sterling debate) OR Mourinho/Ndombele docket topic? What is Mou’s problem with black stars Transfer news Arthur/Pjanic Juve/Barca swap confirmed. Meunier RB from PSG to Dortmund to replace Hakimi. Arjen Robben comes home to Groningen
01:23:25
July 01, 2020
Episode 18: Besides Neal Maupay who in football needs humble pie?
Project Restart PL Check Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi escapes FA punishment for grabbing Neal Maupay's throat in Brighton loss This Dickhead: https://twitter.com/TheEmmett_/status/1275142251916730371 Naby Keita accused of sexual assault Black Players Coalition in the MLS After Neal Maupay’s comments about the Arsenal side, who else in football most needs to learn some humility?
01:59:01
June 25, 2020
Episode 17: The Premier League is back, but at what cost?
We discuss what we are most concerned with, and what we are looking forward to most as the Premier League is in #ProjectRestart 
01:25:40
June 17, 2020
Episode 16: What player transcended football?
Segment: Bundesliga round-up: Black players pleading for BLM justice Segment: What football players have transcended the game of football?
01:10:23
June 10, 2020
Episode 15: Can An African Team Ever Win The World Cup?
Segment: Bundesliga round-up Segment: Can Africa Produce in the World Cup? Segment: Newcastle takeover in serious doubt as WTO rules pirate TV channel is Saudi
01:32:36
May 27, 2020
Episode 14: Bundesliga is back, but at what cost?
Segment: Chelsea's Hudson-Odoi arrested on rape suspicion Segment: Bundesliga check Segment: Minister for Sport Vincenzo Spadafora says he is ‘hopeful’ Serie A can resume on June 13 but is not prepared to confirm a date at this stage Scottish Premier League ends with trophy awarded and relegation decided Premier League votes unanimously to return to limited training this week
01:33:09
May 19, 2020
Episode 13: The Drip Episode
Segment: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/sport/season-will-not-be-voided-and-relegation-wont-be-scrapped-says-fa-chairman-greg-clarke-72j3rt7rt?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1589214176  Segments: Your Clubs Kits, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly Ama National Team Faves: Brazil 86 - Topper Nigeria 2018 Home and Away - Nike Nigeria 1994 - Adidas Mexico 1998 Clubs: Arsenal 2019 Away/Home/3rd/Keeper Barcelona 2019 Away Arsenal 2005 Home  Worst Kits: Hearts 2016 Away Colorado Caribous - 1978 WT entire F!!!! USA 94 “Denim” Neal All-time National Team Faves/Worst: Brazil 06 Fave France 18 Fave USMNT 94 Worst Clubs: United Adidas 92 Fave United Nike 12-13 Fave United 71-75 Worst Jonathan All-time National Team Faves: Australia 2010 away* Portugal 2010 away(HM) Netherlands away 2006 (HM) France 2014 away (HM) Brazil 2010*** USA away 2014 (honorable mention) Cote d’Ivoire 2014 (honorable mention) Nigeria 2018 home & away** Peru home (honorable mention) South Korea warm ups (honorable mention) Clubs: City alternative red/black sash 2009-2011 Arsenal 2008 home/away kit Inter Milan 2007-08 away PSG home 2014-15 Worst Drip Serbia’s 2006 WC kit, Liverpool away 2006 Haitham National Team Best: Netherlands 1988 Africa Unity Shirt 2010 *fire emoji* Netherlands 2014 National Team Worst: Mexico Goalkeeper 1994 SCAMS  https://i.redd.it/95zauavkbee41.png USA 1994 Away Kit Clubs Best: Liverpool 2017/18 3rd kit (Orange) Manchester City 2019 3rd kit Chicago Red Stars Neighborhood kit Clubs Worst: Liverpool 2016/17 rd kit (lime green) Huddersfield Town 91/92 Away Kit Brighton 1991 Kit Joseph National Team Best: Nigeria World Cup 2018 (Home) Jamaica 2015-2016 (Home) Ghana World Cup 2014 (Home) National Team Worst: England Euro ‘96 Goalkeeper strip England 1995-96 Away strip 1994 USMNT ‘Bacon’ strip Clubs Best: Arsenal 91-93 “Bruised Banana” Away shirt Palermo 2015-16 Home strip Manchester United Third Kit 2003-2004 Clubs Worst Liverpool Away Kit 2006-2007 (AKA The Golden Shower) Rangers Third Shirt 1994-1995 Tampa Bay Mutiny ‘96 Men’s strip Bola National  Nigeria 18 Fave France 18 Fave Japan away 2014 Worse Clubs: United Nike 09/10 Fave Juventus Nike  09/10 (Gray) away Fave Palermo Puma 02 Worst
02:17:06
May 12, 2020
Episode 12: Icons of Future Past
Segment: Four players that made me fall in love with football Segment: 2 youth players from your own squad you'd like to see get time with the first team next year Segment: Barcelona looking to trade, not buy players in the summer transfer window 
01:34:55
May 05, 2020
Episode 11: Champions League 2021 on sporting merit, what's up with that??
Segment: European leagues plan for a return Segment: Qualification for next season's Champions League and Europa League must be 'on sporting merit', according to UEFA regulations. https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11977062/uefa-champions-league-and-europa-league-qualification-must-be-on-sporting-merit Segment: Five substitutions proposed by Fifa to help teams after coronavirus layoff https://amp.theguardian.com/football/2020/apr/27/five-substitutions-proposed-by-fifa-to-help-teams-after-coronavirus-lay-off
01:21:37
May 04, 2020
Episode 10: Newcastle FC Gets €300 million but do they deserve it?
Segment: Premier League’s richest owners revealed with Newcastle’s set for top spot after takeover with £320BN.. dwarfing Man Utd  Segment: EPL told to be ready to start training by the end of May Major League Soccer Leads Domestic Player Development With Launch of New Elite Competition https://www.nahttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/10/sports/soccer/womens-soccer-coronavirus-glasgow-city.htmlshvillesc.com/post/2020/04/15/major-league-soccer-leads-domestic-player-development-launch-new-elite-competition Lionel Messi contract claims made amid Barcelona 'corruption' allegations https://t.co/Qxqre8mN7n
01:41:52
April 22, 2020
Episode 9: Does Jurgen Klopp Hate Nigeria?
Latest Market Changes Reaction to corona: Majority of players downgraded - Loss of over €9 billion worldwide
01:35:32
April 14, 2020
Episode 8: Prem Match Recommendations
Segment: Name one match you saw Live and one legendary match before your time you would you recommend fellow supporters rewatch during the quarantine  Arsenal - NLD from last season 4-2 We won the league at Anfield 1989 We won the league at Old Trafford 2001-2002 We won the league at Sh!te Hart Lane 2004 Arsenal v Everton 7-0 2004-2005 THFC v Arsenal - 4-5  2004-2005 Arsenal win 12th FA cup - 2015 Liverpool - I Saw: Champions League Semi-Final 2019 - FULL GAME Honorable Mention: Liverpool v Dortmund 4-3 Europa League Semi-final (Highlights) Legendary: Champions League Final in Istanbul 2005 - FULL GAME Honorable Mention: "Greatest PL Game Ever" Liverpool v Newcastle 4-3 - FULL GAME Manchester United Postpone City’s title under Pogba’s inspired performance UEFA Champions League Classic | Manchester United 7-1 Roma | Quarter-Final 2nd Leg | 2006/07 Ronaldo stars as United beat 10-man Liverpool in 2008 Liverpool 1-2 Manchester United | Rafael & Van Persie seal the win in 2012 Manchester City Man City 4 - Tottenham 3. 2004 FA Cup. City comeback from 3 down with 10 men. Man City 3 - QPR 2. 2012 Premier League Match 38. The greatest comeback in Premier League history. Segment - Corona Efforts: Hendo - The PLs Captain
01:01:19
April 06, 2020
Episode 7: Cackle Attacks
EPL Talking Options for Finishing Season 92 game mega-event? What about smaller clubs who rely on the revenue? Segment: Pick one player from the Top 20 Most Valuable Footballers to trade for and make a proposal (Suggested - 15 mins) Top 20 Footballers Juventus believe there will be more trades than traditional transfers Segment: Who’s the best player that never won a Ballon d’Or? (Suggested 15 mins) Thierry Henry Dennis Bergkamp Andres Iniesta Virgil Van Dijk Robert Lewandowski Didier Drogba Samuel Eto'o Ryan Giggs Michael Essien Claude Makélélé Clarence Seedorf Alan Shearer Ronald Koeman Henrik Larsson Segment: Ajax player Abdelhak Nouri wakes from a 2-year coma Grealish decides to try multiple ways to kill people Ronaldo donates $5M to Corona relief 
02:01:24
April 01, 2020
Episode 6: The Pandemic XI
We're making the most of the world being in quarantine by giving you the weekly dose of Banter Pub FC!  We provide the best XI and subs in the EPL with the season paused. 
01:42:35
March 24, 2020
Episode 5: The Secret Porkchop
What does the title mean? Listen and find out. As the hosts go over how the world of football is reacting to a full stoppage of play due to COVD-19. 
01:13:32
March 17, 2020
Episode 4
Episode 4
01:11:58
March 10, 2020
Episode 3
Watford beat Liverpool, What does that mean for their confidence? Adam, Ama, and Joseph remind Sheldon who the Invincibles are. Neal's favorite EPL team of all time is still the '92 United side. Just like a City supporter this week Jonathan is on time to remind everyone which side has the most money and such little history to show for it.  Leads Keeper Kiko Casilla gets an 8 match ban for racism but is it enough? Joseph drops the history hammer on the Bundesliga billionaire ownership. MLS has started off with a bang and Sheldon still hasn't picked a team to support.  All that and more........
01:37:07
March 03, 2020
Episode 2
Neal, Ama, Joseph, and Sheldon discuss the Top Four EPL teams, and who is battling for the UCL and Europa League spots.  We revisit the FC Porto/Marega xenophobia in another installment of Fair Play. Silverware Check covered the second half of the UCL Round of 16 matches. A bold prediction is made regarding the Lyon/Juventus first leg. The hosts also determine how many goals Bayern Munich will score on Chelsea in their first leg. The inaugural moment of the week is determined as well! 
01:35:32
February 25, 2020
Episode 1
What happens when a Whatsapp futbol group decides to make a podcast? You're about to find out!!
01:34:08
February 18, 2020