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The Football Ramble are proud to bring you On The Continent, a comprehensive look at the biggest headlines from European football every Wednesday. Co-hosts Marcus Speller and Luke Moore are joined by punditry heavyweights James Horncastle and Andy Brassell every week to dissect the big stories from…

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    Upfront: The big guns trade blows and some relegation reforms

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 42:58


    A few days after Chelsea score eight, Chloe and Rachel are joined by former Chelsea, England and Team GB legend Claire Rafferty - funny that!They discuss the WSL's big teams all racking up big wins and, as midtable sides like West Ham and Tottenham struggle for consistency, we wonder if some structural changes in English football would produce more exciting matches across the season.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Upfront and Ramble shows, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    ACL injuries in Women's Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 40:04


    Join Chloe and Rachel for a slightly different episode this week as we look into the alarming rate of ACL injuries across women's football and what can be done to help those players affected.We speak to Dr Emma Ross, a female athlete health specialist, to understand why women are up to six times more likely to suffer an ACL injury than their male counterparts. We're then joined by Aston Villa midfielder Remi Allen! She's currently recovering from an ACL injury and gives us a unique insight into the mental and physical hurdles that accompany such a career-threatening setback.Thanks to Dr Emma Ross and Remi Allen for joining us!Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Upfront and Ramble shows, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Brains on seats for Man United's epic comeback and Emma Hayes' return!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2022 42:08


    The WSL put on a cracking set of fixtures this week, as Man United stole three points from under Arsenal's noses at the Emirates - Chloe Morgan vindicated!She's joined by Rachel and freelance journalist Tim Stillman to look over that game, welcome Emma Hayes back to the Chelsea dugout in front of their record-breaking crowd and look ahead to the Champions League's return!Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Upfront and Ramble shows, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Diversity across English women's football

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 53:19


    Chloe and Rachel are joined by Dulwich Hamlet centre-back Ceylon Andi Hickman after Sarina Wiegman n' co extended their unbeaten streak to 25 games! Just the 123 goals scored in that run, no big deal.We look over the Lionesses' win against Japan before focusing on issues of diversity and inclusion within women's football after Beth Mead's recent comments. Ceylon talks about a lack of access to opportunities she's seen through her work with Football Beyond Borders, while Chloe discusses her experiences as a mixed-race player in our still largely inaccessible sport.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Upfront and Ramble shows, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Chelsea put the league on notice and Nations League 101

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 49:46


    We did say, Man United: if you come for the kings, you best not miss. Unfortunately they did, while Chelsea emphatically did not - the Blues' 3-1 win at the weekend reminded us of the difference between title contenders and hopefuls.Chloe and Rachel are joined by Rachel's wife & GirlsontheBall co-founder Sophie Downey to look over that, a chaotic nine-goal thriller at West Ham and the women's debut of *drumroll*... the Nations League! Confusing rules aplenty!Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Upfront and Ramble shows, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Hope Powell leaves Brighton and Man United's first big test

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 50:46


    Chloe, Rachel and Jessy Parker Humphreys head to the studio to discuss the WSL's first managerial casualty, as Hope Powell leaves Brighton after their poor start. We wonder where it's all gone wrong and what Brighton can expect next.We also check in with another cracking Arsenal week - even if Jonas Eidevall has found something to moan about - and we look ahead to this weekend's seismic clash between Man United and Chelsea! Can United make the jump?Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Upfront and Ramble shows, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Imperious Champions League performances and the NWSL playoffs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 54:10


    Rachel and Chloe are joined by journalist Jessy Parker-Humphreys to celebrate England's inevitable rise to Champions League glory after Arsenal's crushing win over Lyon. YES WE SAID IT.Okay, maybe a touch premature. After great weeks for Arsenal and Chelsea, we turn our attention to the NWSL playoffs. We're joined by Jeff Kassouf, founder of The Equalizer and ESPN contributor, to discuss a wild post-season that climaxes this weekend as the Portland Thorns take on Kansas City Current in the final!Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Upfront and Ramble shows, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    WSL scraps and our Champions League preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 50:28


    Chloe and Rachel are joined by DAZN's Alex Ibaceta to look over the latest from the WSL and around the continent. Man City's 4-0 win has garnered little sympathy for boss Gareth Taylor, while West Ham's win over Aston Villa was overshadowed by some nasty afters!Elsewhere, we welcome the start of another Beth Mead Revenge Tour after missing out on the Ballon d'Or and we look ahead to the Champions League's return this week!Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Upfront and Ramble shows, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Wembley roars again and World Cup crunch time

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 46:36


    For the first time in five and a half years, England beat the USA on Friday night! But was it the game-changing victory it's being made out to be?Chloe and Rachel are joined by Jessy Parker Humphreys to discuss an enthralling game that leaves more questions than it does answers. Plus, Wales, Scotland and Ireland decide their World Cup fate tonight.And while England and USA came together on Friday, Spanish football still struggles to find unity and could be about to spurn one of the greatest crop of women's internationals ever seen. But, by the way… does anyone know if Alexia Putellas has a nan from Bolton?Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free Upfront and Ramble shows, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Cup chaos and a damning report from the NWSL

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 47:34


    Chloe and Rachel are joined by a legend of the game on today's episode as we welcome former Chelsea, England and Team GB full-back, Claire Rafferty! We discuss Conti Cup upsets galore and preview England's clash with the USA this weekend. We also look into the hugely damning report around sexual harassment and bullying in US women's soccer, with gross misconduct found across all levels of the game.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free shows from across the Ramble universe, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Making History - Live from the North London derby

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 39:21


    At last weekend's record-breaking North London derby, Rachel hosted an episode of Upfront alongside Arsenal FC and INMOTION in front of a live audience.Join her as she sat down with Lucy Monkman - aka Monki - and Arsenal-mad content creator Bella Andrewartha to assess the state of women's football. We reminisce about an incredible summer and dig into ways we can capitalise on the unprecedented momentum now around the women's game without compromising its soul.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free shows from across the Ramble universe, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Derbies deluxe and an unprecedented situation in Spain

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 56:08


    After a few blockbuster WSL derbies this weekend, Chloe and Rachel pick through the highlights alongside Football Beyond Borders and Dulwich Hamlet's own, Ceylon Andi Hickman!We then look into the unprecedented - and alarming - situation over in Spain, where fifteen national team players have removed themselves from contention around the coach and team culture. Also, Ceylon gives us some more info about the amazing work that Football Beyond Borders are doing in the community.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free shows from across the Ramble universe, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Upsets galore on the WSL's opening weekend

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 46:26


    Chloe and Rachel are joined by women's football journalist Jessy Parker Humphreys to look back on the WSL's opening weekend - and what a bloody weekend it was!Liverpool proved how stubborn a test they'll prove for the big dogs after beating Chelsea, while Arsenal and Man United impressed. Elsewhere, Man City's loss to The Rachel Daly Experience bring more questions about the future of Gareth Taylor.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free shows from across the Ramble universe, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Keira Walsh, Ireland's moment, and racism in women's football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 43:25


    There was no WSL this weekend, but Chloe, Rachel and former Spurs and Watford defender Renee Hector are here to get stuck into a whole host of stories!They chew over what Keira Walsh's transfer means for Man City's season, while Rachel tells us about the vibes in Ireland as they stand on the brink of the World Cup. Renee also opens up about suffering racist abuse from a fellow player in 2019 and the support she needed back then that finally exists in the game today.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Sign up for our Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free shows from across the Ramble universe, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Our bumper WSL season preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 45:25


    The WSL is almost upon us! Chloe and Rachel are joined by Spurs legend Jenna Schillaci to provide your definitive lowdown on every club's summer business and how things are going to shake out this season.Can anyone break Chelsea's monopoly? Why will this season see the WSL's tightest ever relegation battle? And who are the hidden gems you should be looking out for this weekend? We plant our flagpoles in the sand on all that and loads more.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Sign up for the Football Ramble Patreon for exclusive live events, ad-free shows across the Ramble universe, full video episodes and loads more: patreon.com/footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Upfront 2022/23 trailer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 1:21


    Upfront is back for the 2022/23 season! Join Chloe Morgan, Rachel O'Sullivan and a special guest every Tuesday for discussion about the biggest stories in women's football. Plus, more interviews and At The Match episodes throughout the season that will take you to the very heart of the game's cultural significance.Hit subscribe now!Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    At The Match: Crystal Palace 3-0 Coventry United, August 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2022 41:40


    We're back! Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Rachel O'Sullivan and Chloe Morgan reunite for a special Crystal Palace homecoming for Chloe in their very first home game at the Hayes Lane Stadium since her retirement.They discuss life for a player post-retirement and the buzz around one of the most exciting clubs in the Championship after the Euros. We also hear from Palace players Felicity Gibbons, Annabel Blanchard and Leigh Nicol and get amongst the ultras!Upfront will return on September 6th with a bumper WSL preview - hit the subscribe button above this episode and we'll see you then!***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Welcome to Upfront!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 1:07


    An important message about the future of Football Ramble Presents and our brand new Upfront feed!**Liked our Euros content? Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other listeners to find us in the new season. Thanks!** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: England win the Euros!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 38:06


    IT HAPPENED PEOPLE! After an almighty tussle with Germany, England – at last – lifted their first major tournament in 56 years. Flo, Chloe and Rachel pick themselves up from the floor and congregate on Wembley Way to hail England's history-makers. From Ella Toone's dink, to Jill Scott's iconic sledging, the girls relive one of the greatest nights in the history of English football.There's also a drop-in from an England legend! And listen to the end of the show for a HUGE announcement…Upfront will return in September alongside the launch of our women's football feed - hit the subscribe button above this episode and we'll see you then! Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: Euro 2022 Final Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2022 38:08


    History beckons for England. Flo, Chloe and Rachel pick through what will be a huge occasion on Sunday night, but what will most of all be a mouthwatering battle between the two best teams of the tournament.From the key battles, to both teams' routes to the final, to some scarring past meetings – we cover everything you need to know ahead of England vs Germany. Join us!Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: The Lionesses roar on and Germany stifle France

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 34:09


    Flo, Rachel and Chloe have just about composed themselves after two cracking semi-finals, where Germany edged out France and England smashed Sweden in Sheffield.We're here to get stuck into it all: Alessia Russo's backheel, that Alexandra Popp masterclass and the end of France's blistering tournament. Join us on Saturday for our preview of the final! Got a question ahead of the game? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: Euro 2022 Semi-Final Preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022 32:33


    It's crunch time! Flo, Rachel and Chloe are here with all you need to know ahead of two mouthwatering semi-finals, as the tournament's four best sides jostle for a place in the final.First up is the Lionesses vs Sweden; we debate who should start for Sarina Wiegman and assess their opponent's strengths. Then, in what could easily result in a penalty shootout or a 8-0 win, France's chaotic beauty goes up against some ruthless German efficiency.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: France best the Dutch, Austria give Germany a fright and Sweden break Belgian hearts

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 33:55


    And then there were four! Flo, Chloe and Rachel look back over three closely-fought quarter-finals, where some tournament favourites struggled to make their mark. Even if the Netherlands defence did resemble that Peter Kay football advert.Plus, which player rents out bouncy castles for a living and would Mark Parsons improve with a blonde wig? Come join us!Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: England battle through to the semi-finals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 37:34


    What a night! But it certainly wasn't eazaaay. England came back from behind to oust a rampant Spain thanks to Ella Toooonay and, well, an absolute howitzer from Georgia Stanway!Flo, Chloe and Rachel relive the night and their experience of it from pitchside, the stands and - in Chloe's case - lots of bars. Plus, more feisty polling!Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89.Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: Belgium make history, Denmark are out, and England kick off the quarter-finals!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 43:40


    Even though the quarter-final line-up is sorted, we can't quite agree on who should be there. Iceland will feel unlucky, but should Denmark? Flo, Rachel and Chloe also look ahead to England's first proper test as they take on Spain in tomorrow's quarter-final, with all you need to know about where the game might be won or lost. Come on England!Artwork photo credit - GirlsontheBallGot a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: English overconfidence, Kenny Shiels' bizarre comments, and a Norwegian implosion

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2022 41:47


    Flo, Rachel and Chloe are here to wave England through to the quarter-finals after their 5-0 win. We wonder if Alessia Russo should start over Ellen White and highlight some lingering overconfidence England will need to stamp out.Elsewhere, Marie-Antoinette Katoto's injury took away from another France victory - and our dark horses fell at the first hurdle! What do we know...Artwork photo credit - GirlsontheBallGot a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: Sweden prove their worth, Germany survive their tough test, and the Dutch march on (through Leigh)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 29:48


    With the second round of group games we're starting to see who might make a splash this summer, with Sweden and Netherlands leading a four-horse race in Group C!We dial in from our respective horror hotels to reflect on their race for top spot, before grading Germany's tough test in Brentford and marking Denmark with a potential dark horse tab! Artwork photo credit - GirlsontheBallGot a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: An eazay win for England, Northern Ireland's journey ends, and some fantastique French flair

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2022 40:14


    Flo, Rachel and Chloe just about make it to the studio after a chaotic night in Brighton, where England blew Norway to pieces! 8-0! Have some of that!We report back from the Amex and wonder how vital Sarina Wiegman is to England's chances. We also look over the other main contenders, including a sumptuous France performance, and tip the hat to Northern Ireland after their hopes of qualification were extinguished by Austria.Artwork photo credit - GirlsontheBallGot a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront x At The Match: England 1-0 Austria, July 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 23:19


    This summer's UEFA Women's Euros looks set to be a defining one for English football. Join Flo Lloyd-Hughes, Chloe Morgan and Rachel O'Sullivan as they head to Old Trafford to catch England's opening game!Immerse yourself in the sounds of a pulsating Warwick Road on the walk to the ground and a seismic England win. You'll also hear our memories about watching England down the years and what we can expect from the next three weeks.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    At The Match: Malmö 2-1 Helsingborg, June 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 29:03


    Andy heads south for the second episode of his Swedish voyage, as he's in Scania for the latest Skånederby between two of cities biggest clubs.Amidst a fiercely competitive game, Andy catches up with Friend of the Ramble and Malmö native Alexandra Jonsson to discuss their volatile season and just how special the Eleda Stadion's atmosphere is.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: Julie Nelson makes history, Spain put on a show and Germany mean business

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 26:29


    Flo, Rachel and Chloe discuss Northern Ireland's valiant effort against an impressive Norway side, but some post-match comments leave us scratching our heads. Plus, Group B is underway! Spain perfect the art of crossing while Germany put 2017 finalists Denmark to the sword.And we also look ahead to England's Monday night showdown! Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    At The Match: Hammarby 2-2 Häcken, June 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2022 26:48


    Join us for the first of two special episodes of At The Match from one of the few European leagues currently playing: Sweden's Allsvenskan, where Andy caught a top-of-the-table clash!Immerse yourself in a cracking Hammarby atmosphere as they took on Häcken, and hear the likes of Scottish journalist Lee Roden and TV4's Martin Petersen reminisce about the local culture around one of Stockholm's biggest clubs. ***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: England's Euros campaign is underway!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 28:29


    We're off! England kicked off their home Euros with a win against Austria last night. Flo, Rachel and Chloe were all at Old Trafford, so join us as we look back over a historic night for the Lionesses.We assess what was a solid, if underwhelming, performance from England and rate some surprise selections from Sarina Wiegman. We also look ahead to the next few matches, as Northern Ireland face Norway and Spain face Finland without their star icon. Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: England vs Austria preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 33:38


    The Euros is nearly here! Flo, Rachel and Chloe are here with your definitive guide to England's opening game tomorrow night!We look at Sarina Wiegmann's options in midfield - will she opt for captain Leah Williamson? There's also chat about how the Lionesses' potent attack can unlock a stubborn Austrian defence.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront x The National Lottery: A Good Causes Special & Supporting Grassroots Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2022 36:26


    Today's episode of Upfront is brought to you in partnership with the National Lottery. The National Lottery Players have supported women's football to the tune of £50 million in the last 10 years, and we wanted to speak to those at the heart of the grassroots game about how this funding benefits clubs all over the UK.Chloe is joined by Marty Trifonova and Linda Fox, a first-team player and Chairperson from Actonians LFC. Marty tells us how she emigrated to the UK and fell in love with the game at Actonians, while Linda explains just how impactful National Lottery funding has been in helping them progress their footballing operation. We also hear about the spirit of a club that prides itself on bringing people together from all backgrounds through their love of the game - and how Marty managed to embarrass herself in front of England legend, Ellen White!We'll be back with our first show of the Euros tomorrow! In the meantime, tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: Euro 2022 Guide

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 55:18


    It's going to be a cracking summer of women's football and we're here with you every step of the way - Upfront is back! Join Flo, Rachel and Chloe three times a week here on FRP as we bring you the latest from across the tournament!Today's pod has everything you need to know about the Euros ahead of kick-off next week; England's chances, dark horses to look out for and a definitive rundown of England's sexiest cities. Some of them, anyway - get involved! We'll be back with a preview of England's opening game next week. Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Book Club: Kicking Back – Nedum Onuoha

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 61:50


    Today's guest isn't afraid to speak his mind and is deeply analytical about the world of football. Former Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers defender Nedum Onuoha joins Kate and Jim to reflect on his new book, Kicking Back!With fascinating insight, Nedum pulls back the curtain on dressing room culture and some of its more sinister, insular habits, and discusses why he found the sport to be so resistant to change. Plus, why he fell out with Roberto Mancini, the worst training session he ever saw, and responds to some recent suggestions that QPR threw in the towel against Manchester City on * that * final day in 2012!Nedum's book is now available to order in paperback here! Find us on socials @footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Ramble Meets… Hannes Þór Halldórsson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 42:27


    The Iceland national team's run at Euro 2016 and qualification for the 2018 World Cup is one of football's greatest ever underdog stories. Today, Andy speaks to one of the players at the heart of it all!Hannes Þór Halldórsson was Iceland's first choice between the sticks for a decade, despite only picking up his gloves when he was 20. From saving a Lionel Messi penalty at the World Cup, to delivering that defeat to England, you could barely write Hannes' story it's so unbelievable. And he should know: he's now a filmmaker! He tells Andy all about a truly remarkable career.Tweet us @FootballRamble and email us here: show@footballramble.com.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    On The Continent: 2021-22 end of season special!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 54:48


    Dotun and Andy are joined by David Cartlidge, Nicky Bandini, and Miguel Delaney to ponder on the biggest stories from the season that was in European football!How did Carlo Ancelotti master Madrid? Now they are back at the top domestically, are the Milan clubs ready to take the Champions League by storm once more next season? And how is the balance of power going to shift on the wider European stage as PSG and Man City eye more signings this summer? All that and more!On The Continent is taking a break for a few weeks, but we'll be back with more episodes this summer! In the meantime, if you've got a question for us find us on socials @footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront Meets… Anita Asante

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 37:05


    An England legend, a star of the GB team at London 2012, and part of Arsenal's historic quadruple-winning side, Anita Asante has done it all. Today, Neetz joins Rachel in the studio for a special Upfront Meets, as they look back on her epic career after finally hanging up her boots at the end of the season.Neetz discusses the toughest forwards she ever came up against, how her nomadic career shaped her as a footballer and as a human being, and compares the WSL's top two coaches, who are two of her former mentors: Jonas Eidevall and Emma Hayes.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    On The Continent: He can call himself what he wants

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 51:02


    After a dramatic climax to the season last weekend, there's lots to dig into on today's On The Continent!Dotun and Andy are joined by David Cartlidge to discuss the stars behind Roma's European triumph and what comes next for José Mourinho's fresh-faced squad. We also hail AC Milan's return to the top of the Series A tree and Zlatan's inspiring role, and we doff our cap to the mixed fortunes of two giants of French football. But, seriously: what's going on at Bordeaux?Got a question for us? Find us on socials @footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Upfront: Mental health among professional footballers

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 44:27


    Ever wondered about the mental demands of being an elite footballer in the burgeoning women's game? To round off this season of Upfront, we're exploring exactly that.Flo sits down with Chloe and two of her Crystal Palace teammates, Shiv Wilson and Leigh Nicol, for a chat about the challenges of competing at the top of the FA Women's Championship and overseas. We also look into the changing influence of social media on the women's game and how discussions around body image need desperate attention.Got a question for us? Tweet us @FootballRamble, @FloydTweet, @GirlsontheBall and @Morgie_89Artwork photo - GirlsontheBall ©***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    Book Club: Belonging – Owen Eastwood

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 51:50


    Today, Kate and Jim are joined by one of the most important figures behind the England men's team's recent success - it's performance coach and author, Owen Eastwood!Owen's book ‘Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness' charts the ideas, influences and techniques behind a hugely successful career that's taken him from the All Blacks rugby team to NATO and now England's national team, as he looks to improve culture and togetherness among the world's best teams. Today, he talks about how the notion of whakapapa has guided his journey, how impressive Gareth Southgate really is behind the scenes and what takeaways we can all apply to our everyday lives. Owen's book is now available to pre-order in paperback here! Find us on socials @footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    On The Continent: One in a Kylian

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 44:36


    Dotun and Andy are joined by Miguel Delaney to try and answer one of the biggest questions in European football on today's OTC: where will Kylian Mbappé end up next season?We also search for reasons behind a refreshingly enjoyable Europa League season and look ahead to the final weekend of Serie A as the scudetto heads to the San Siro - but which half?Got a question for us? Find us on socials @footballramble.***Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and will make it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!*** See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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