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Best podcasts about not football

Latest podcast episodes about not football

Left Field
Brucey Out (?), Arsenal Regress, Ole Hotseat, Jorginho Slander, Foot Fetishes & Trash NFL

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 60:40


New owners, same old Newcastle. Well...for now, at least. After a week of joyful scenes in the North East following a takeover by (not) Saudi Arabia, St James' Park was brought down to earth by another terrible performance by Steve Bruce's side. We discuss what happens next for the smash-nosed manager and the Geordies' project. After a record-breaking 29 away games without defeat, the wheels finally came off for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer away from home. Leicester ran riot on an afternoon that has many once again questioning how far the Norwegian can take the Red Devils.Elsewhere in football, Crystal Palace's 2-2 draw at Arsenal suggests the Gunners might have the wrong ex-captain in charge, Real Sociedad are the darlings of Spain and Mo Salah is doing his best to steal the Ballon d'Or away from, erm, Jorginho?! After the break, there was British success at Indian Wells after Cameron Norrie sealed a first ATP Masters title despite his shoes being stolen. We ask the big question, why are tennis players so careless with their kicks?We also look back on the NFL's return to London and cast a casual observers eye over the MLB playoffs.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Gimme Some Mo (Salah), WTF Watford, Barca Blues, NBA Vaccination & Urban Meyer

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 69:45


What a game between Liverpool and Manchester City? End-to-end, fantastic goals and in Mo Salah and Phil Foden, two men of the match! We discuss the fallout from a Premier League cracker and what it says about the title race.Will Manchester United, who've looked bang average for a couple of weeks, be able to keep pace? More dropped points at Old Trafford, this time against an Andros Townsend-inspired Everton, suggest probably not.At the other end of the table, Watford - surprise, surprise - became the first club to lose their nerve and sack their coach. After 10 months in charge, Xisco Munoz has been replaced by 70-year-old Claudio Ranieri. It's the Italian's 22nd managerial role. Will it be dilly ding or dilly wrong for the Hornets?Elsewhere, things are going from bad to worse for Ronald Koeman at Barcelona, Wrexham's celeb owners have thrown a strop and a GPS typo led to an embarrassing Coupe de France exit.After the break, boxing is under the microscope following stunning allegations of corruption at the Rio Olympic Games. Oh, dear. However, we're not giving up just yet as Tyson Fury's umpteenth clash with Deontay Wilder has landed just in time to moisten the loins. We also chat about unvaccinated NBA stars and inappropriate dad dancing.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
North London Massacre, El Gatwicko, Match Pints, Ryder Whooped, AJ & NFL Field Goals

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 60:48


Only a couple of weeks ago, Spurs were top of the Premier League and Arsenal were bottom. Nuno Espirito Santo was manager of the month and Mikel Arteta was the bookies' favourite to be sacked. Now, courtesy of Sunday's derby win, it's the Gunners who are on the charge and the Lilywhites in freefall. We try and figure out what's happening in north London.The top of the Premier League may have a familiar look to it but Brighton, Everton and West Ham are doing their best to cling onto the coattails of the big boys. The Seagulls snatched a late point in El Gatwicko to maintain their great start but surely they'll fall away soon?City's slick win at Chelsea - small revenge for the Champions League final - has teed them up nicely for further epic clashes with PSG and Liverpool. If they come through unscathed, does that make them *the* team to beat in Europe?Elsewhere in football, we talk safe standing, drinking in view of the pitch and a 60-year-old playing up front for his own club.In a packed 'Not Football' half of the show, we run the rule over Europe's annihilation in the Ryder Cup, talk Anthony Joshua's latest damaging defeat, Lewis Hamilton's 100th F1 victory and a very long field goal in the NFL.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Scary Chelsea, Arsenal Grit, Washed Messi, Ryder Cup Preview & NFL Taunting

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 57:23


Should we be surprised that Chelsea are playing with such swagger? Given their status as reigning European champions, probably not. All the same, the Blues' impressive early season form, which continued at the weekend with an easy 3-0 win over London rivals Spurs, suggests they are the team to beat as the title race kicks up a gear.For Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo, there's much work to do. A win in next weekend's north London derby would be timely although it's the Gunners, courtesy of two scrappy wins in a row, that come into the game as the form side. If the stats are anything to go by, it'll end goalless at the Emirates. Perhaps it's just as well. With referees booking players for taking their shirts off and Jesse Lingard too polite to celebrate against West Ham, football is full of killjoys at the moment. What's up with that? We discuss. We also mull over Lionel Messi's PSG goal drought - the little man looked less than impressed when he was subbed off against Lyon on Sunday - and discuss bad rabonas after Raul Jimenez's laughably terrible effort. After the break, we indulge in the most half-arsed Ryder Cup preview you'll ever listen to, chat the introduction of new rules and stats in rugby and get grouchy about the NFL's crackdown on 'taunting.'Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Escaping Ronaldo, Arsène's World Cup Lobbying, FPL, Raducanu & Cricket Doggo

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 60:23


After a three week break, Ronaldo-mania finally catches up with Left Field. There's been no escaping the Portuguese striker since he returned to England. First he broke the all-time international scoring record against Wogan's Ireland, then he helped Manchester United demolish Newcastle. Is he the missing ingredient at Old Trafford or have Pep Guardiola and City pulled a fast one by luring their neighbours into a mad deal?On the other side of the Pennines, Elland Road witnessed a horror injury to Liverpool's Harvey Elliott. The 18-year-old midfielder suffered a dislocated ankle following a tackle from behind by Pascal Struijk and will spend much of the season on the sidelines. Was this a horrible accident or the result of referees  turning a blind eye to bad tackles with a view to keeping games flowing?Elsewhere in football, we discuss FIFA's plans to play the World Cup every two years. High-level tournament football every summer looks good at first sight but what are the knock-on effects for players and other sports?In a packed part one, we also cast an eye over our Fantasy Football fortunes and predict the winners of this season's Champions League, Europa League and Conference League. There's only one place to start after the break and that's Emma Raducanu's remarkable win at the US Open. The 18-year-old qualifier blitzed her way to stardom at Flushing Meadows to steal hearts and minds on both sides of the Pond. What does she do next after a dream week? To conclude the show, we talk good doggos, enthusiastic cyclists, bad eyesight and *that* crash between Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen. There's also a quality 'And Finally...' Enjoy the show. Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Arse-nil Again, 100% Records, French Violence, Ian Botham & Limerick

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 71:14


After 18 months of watching matches on TV, what was it like watching football in a full stadium? Having visited the Emirates and the Valley respectively, we compare and contrast our experiences as both Arsenal and Charlton lost 2-0 at home.We don't want to labour the point in the episode notes, but the clock seems to be ticking on Mikel Arteta time in charge of the Gunners. Can he put together a good run before Christmas? Nobody seems to think so right now.Elsewhere, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Brighton and West Ham have set the pace with a brace of wins each. Something has to give when the Reds face the Blues at Anfield on Saturday. The prospect of Virgil 'immoveable mountain' Van Dijk versus Romelu 'unstoppable force' Lukaku has us licking our lips.Talking of big units, we also can't resist talking about Michail Antonio's eye-catching form. Is there a player in world football who is as fun to watch right now?We close part one with a run through Barnet's bad week for the ages, check-in on Tammy Abraham's debut in Italy and attempt to figure out what happened in Nice as irate locals attacked Marseille players on the pitch.After the break, we try to make sense of cricket legend Ian Botham's appointment as a UK trade envoy to Australia, praise the snack-related marketing that stole The Hundred's thunder, head to Ireland for a bit of hurling and revisit last week's huge grudge match at the snooker.Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Gunners Fire Blanks, Son Shines, Pogba, Snooker Grudge & Field of Dreams

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 64:44


The opening weekend of the Premier League was full of thrills, spills, fans and not a single draw.Brentford got things off to a flyer with the most expected giant-killing of all time as they brushed past Arsenal 2-0. With games against Chelsea and Manchester City to come, Mikel Arteta is already feeling the heat. We assess how long he has to turn things around before Gunners fans reach for the pitchforks.The two Manchester clubs experienced mixed fortunes. United, inspired by four Paul Pogba assists blew away Leeds United, while Pep's reigning champions struggled in the final third on the way to a 1-0 defeat at Spurs. Do 90 minutes of football suggest the tide is turning in England's second city or should we just calm down a bit?Elsewhere in football, Fulham went top courtesy of the luckiest goal you'll ever see. The Championship is already looking ridiculously tight with no team able to win both of their opening games. It's shaping up to be as intriguing as Neil Warnock's bumbag.We end part one, chewing over Gerd Muller's legacy. Der Bomber passed away at the age of 75 with a goal scoring record that could rival any of the best players in the world.After the break, we turn our attention to snooker's British Open where warring ex-lovers Mark Allen and Reanne Evans have been paired in the first round. Rarely has a showdown drawn so much attention.There's also some chat about Roger Federer's latest injury woe and we head Stateside to check in on baseball's Field Of Dreams which, after 18 months of delays, finally wowed a small crowd in Iowa and millions of people around the world.Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Premier League Preview, Messi Ending, New Shirt Reviews, Poo & Kirk Cousins

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 65:24


Lionel Messi, the world's greatest footballer, will play for Paris Saint Germain this season after a remarkable roller-coaster week that started with him on the verge of renewing his contract at Barcelona before someone pointed out the Nou Camp outfit were completely broke.Messi, after a tearful exit, will take a pay cut at the Parc des Princes as the Qatari owners pull off an incredible transfer coup just when it looked like the Argentine might be out of reach. As if that wasn't enough drama, there are court cases brewing in Spain as a cabal of clubs, behind the back of Barca and Real Madrid, look to secure their short-term future with a deal with an American venture capitalist fund. It's all getting very ugly.It's not just Spain with the juicy transfer stories. Manchester City have made Jack Grealish the most expensive footballer in English history, Romelu Lukaku is returning to Chelsea and Harry Kane is trying to force an exit from Spurs. It's hard to imagine how the action on the pitch will compare.We cast an eye over the Premier League's opening weekend fixtures and hazard a guess at who'll be going down and if anyone can catch Pep Guardiola's champions.Part one ends with our favourite topic; new kits. There are some dreadful efforts this year which we give a right good roasting.After the break, we review the final days of the Tokyo Olympics, including gold for Ireland in the boxing, poop-needing speed walkers and careless marathon runners. It's been a blast Japan, the countdown to Paris 2024 begins.We end the show with some half-hearted chat about the Lions' boring tour of South Africa and the decision of certain NFL players not to get the Covid-19 vaccine.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
100th Episode! Olympic Special, Kane, Grealish, Crisp Cricket & Rassie's Burner

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 70:26


After a short break, we're celebrating our 100th episode with an Olympics Special.Sure, we can barely remember the names of any of the athletes, our knowledge of most of the sports is sketchy and the time difference is an issue but it's fair to say, we've both enjoyed Japan's Not Football extravaganza.So much has happened inside the first 10 days that we can barely scratch the surface but that doesn't stop us from trying. Weightlifting vs swimming, 13-year-olds on the podium, high jumpers sharing gold, the politicisation of sport and batshit crazy BMXing all make the cut as we deliver our mild to medium-hot takes.We didn't feel we could ignore the beautiful game altogether, so football kicks off part two. What's going on at Arsenal? Are City about to smash their transfer record twice over? And are we excited about the return of the Premier League? It's up for debate.Cricket's The Hundred has been garnering lots of headlines, good and bad since it got going a couple of weeks ago. It doesn't look that different to 'normal' cricket in our eyes but it's entertaining enough. Naturally, we focus on the snack brands emblazoned on the shirt of each franchise...that's where the big debate is.The Lions tour of South Africa has proved to be a feisty affair on the pitch. Delicately balanced at 1-1, we're expecting even more fireworks in the series decider. The big question is whether Rassie Erasmus will continue to stoke the fires using his burner account.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
It Did Not Come Home, Saka Sadness, Messi's Copa, Djokovic's Flowers & McGregor's Leg

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2021 53:20


In the end, Euro 2020 came down to penalties. Somehow, we knew it would.For the victors Italy; unbridled joy at a first major title in 15 years. For England, especially the three players who failed from 12-yards, utter despair.  As the dust settles on another painful night for the Three Lions, we talk through the match, the penalties and the fact that after a month-long fling with football, much to Wogan's relief, it is not coming home.The talking points aren't reserved for the on-pitch action. There were unsavoury scenes at Wembley in the build-up to kick-off as hundreds stormed the stadium without tickets. How on earth did that happen? And we also discuss the onslaught of racist abuse directed at England's unsuccessful penalty takers.In South America, Leo Messi's wait for a first international honour is over. Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 at the Maracana thanks to Angel Di Maria's first half winner. We didn't watch (it was late!) but there are still hot takes to be had.In a whistle-stop part two, we run the rule over Novak Djokovic's Wimbledon win - the Serb is now level on 20 Grand Slam wins with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal - and wince at the horrific leg break suffered by Conor McGregor in his latest UFC showdown with Dustin Poirier.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
It's Coming Home/Rome*, Brazil-Argentina, Stanley Cup, Stray Fingers & Hot Dogs

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 67:35


So... it'll be England and Italy in Sunday evening's Euro 2020 final, a match set-up by a dodgy penalty award for the Three Lions and a decisive shootout win for the Azzurri. While Spain might argue otherwise and France will shake their head in disgust, it definitely feels like the tournament - and what a tournament it has been - will climax with the final it deserves. We review this week's semi-finals and look ahead to a potentially momentous moment for English football. Will Cathal be able to watch? In South America, the Copa America will pitch the continent's two heavyweights against each other in its final. Argentina, thanks to penalty heroics from Aston Villa's Emi Martinez, will face Brazil, who beat Peru 1-0. Will the winner be bigger favourites for next year's World Cup than their European counterparts?Elsewhere in football, we try and make sense of Barcelona's finances with speculation mounting they're so broke, they have to make €200 million worth of savings before they can register some of the new players they've bought. How on earth do they keep Messi? After the break, we cast a discerning eye over Wimbledon where Britain'sEmma Raducanu stole the nation's hearts before having to retire with breathing difficulties. Her exit was greeted by some odd comments from John McEnroe who earned the ire of fans on social media. We end the show discussing the 10-game ban handed out to rugby league player Kenny Edwards. His crime? Fingering another player's bum. And if you're not put off by that, there's also time for some chat about competitive eating.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Euro QFs, England Odds, Spurs-Palace-Everton Bingo, Bike Smash & Disc Golf Jesus

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 76:21


Goals, drama, penalties, shocks...the last week of the European Championships has had it all. Was Monday's action the greatest ever day of tournament football? Quite possibly.Spain's swashbuckling 5-3 extra-time win over Croatia proved to be a delicious appetiser before Switzerland came from 3-1 down to defeat mega-favourites France on penalties in Bucharest.It remains to be seen whether Didier Deschamps survives as coach of Les Bleus - there was plenty of finger-pointing in the French camp afterwards, most of which came from one player's mother!On the other side of the draw, Gareth Southgate's methodical England beat Germany at Wembley to set up a clash with Ukraine in Rome. Things are opening up for the Three Lions - much to Wogan's despair - but with Belgium and Italy potential finalists, there are stiff challenges ahead.On the domestic front, managerial vacancies are being filled. We discuss Rafa Benitez's appointment at Everton - does he really love being booed? - before running the rule over Nuno Espirito Santo's move to Spurs and Patrick Vieira's selection as Roy Hodgson's successor.Other sports might be living in the shadow of the Euros, but they're still making headlines. Wimbledon's low-key start was given a jolt by Serena Williams premature exit due to injury. The slippery courts have claimed several casualties as fans return to the All England Club.Harlequins' unexpected Premiership triumph, a huge spectator-caused crash at the Tour de France and disc golf - yes, disc golf - round things off.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Euro Sweet 16, Saka Stakes Claim, Lloris Punch, Lucian Freud, Jon Rahm & NFL Pride

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 77:22


The Euro 2020 (in 2021) group stage are in the books. We look ahead to the choice games in the round of 16, including an English nationalist wet dream or nightmare waiting to happen, and the babyface-versus-babyface clash between plucky Wales and Team of Destiny Denmark.Among the medium to mild takes from the group games, Andrew ventures the idea that Bukayo Saka may in fact be very good – an idea that Wogan has been trumpeting for as long as he can remember. Was Hugo Lloris punching Danilo in the head the new The Dress meme?  Is VAR's relative absence a blessing? And what monster has Cristiano Ronaldo unleashed on the interns at Coca-Cola and Heineken?Meanwhile on the domestic front, we wonder why nobody and their dog want to take the vacant managerial role at Spurs, and if Crystal Palace will be managed by a thick-paint realist painter or an actual football manager.Not Football, our boy Jon 'Hamm' Rahm clinches his first major. Did Covid-19 give him super powers? And is he one of golf's big stars now? That's before we wonder whether villains like Saracens unite sports fans in disgust, if you need to have a take on transgender athletes before you know what you're talking about (hint: you don't), NFL star Carl Nassib coming out publicly, and whether these are the least sexy NBA Championship semi-finalists you can imagine.Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Christian Eriksen, Euro Takes, Chile via Stoke, GOAT Djokovic, 'Suns in Four' & Burritos

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 76:32


It's been a roller coaster start to the delayed European Championships with Christian Eriksen's on-pitch cardiac episode sending shockwaves across the world. That UEFA decided to keep the cameras rolling sparked an angry reaction from viewers that might not have dampened had the player not regained consciousness. Thankfully, courtesy of his teammates and the medical team, he did. That Denmark completed their match with Finland on the same evening raised even more questions. We discuss an unsavoury incident.Elsewhere in the tournament, there have been great goals by big lads, eye-catching youngsters, fun co-commentators, terrible kits and a lot more. We run the rule over our favourite bits of a hectic five days.After lots of uncertainty, the Copa America did get the green light in Brazil and the new hosts immediately eased to a 3-0 win over Venezuela. Neymar looked pretty decent but where does he rank amongst the greats? We also chew over a very snazzy free-kick routine by Colombia and a Stoke-born, Blackburn striker making his debut for Chile. Weird. There's even time for us to 'analyse' Spurs' impending appointment of Portuguese coach Paulo Fonseca. He likes hats, which could go either way for his new club. We're not sure.After the break, we start in Paris where Novak Djokovic closed the Grand Slam gap on Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer by winning the French Open. If the Serb wins at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows he'll officially be the GOAT; a remarkable scenario given his competition. Next, we head Stateside where the Phoenix Sun got the better of the Denver Nuggets on the court and in the stands. Not only did they sweep the series in four games, but the scoreline was also predicted by a passionate fan who went viral after punching the lights out of an aggressor.  We end the show discussing the weird links between pork offal, burritos and missing the Olympics due to a positive test for nandrolone. It might be the weirdest doping excuse we've ever featured. Just.Enjoy the show. Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Boo Marxism, Euro 2020/2021 Preview, Buendia, Jon Rahm & Mayweather-Paul

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2021 75:06


You wait 18 months for a chance to watch your team in person then you boo the players before kick-off as they take a stand against racial inequality and discrimination. Despite it happening twice in a week, manager Gareth Southgate, quite rightly, insists his players have no intentions of backing down. What happens next is anyone's guess, but the prospect of this happening every time England play during the European Championships is thoroughly depressing.Across Europe, 24 teams are making their final preparations ahead of the tournament's opening game in Rome. France are the standout favourites but who are the dark horses? In South America, they're still trying to figure out if the Copa America will take place. Argentina and Colombia were due to share the honour of hosting the tournament but social unrest and Covid-19 mean they've ceded the right to Brazil, who, erm...are struggling on both fronts as well.To end part one, we cast an eye over the USA's mad 3-2 win over Mexico and dip our toe in the transfer window waters as Aston Villa pip Arsenal to the Championship's best player.A packed Not Football starts with Jon Rahm's unfortunately-timed positive Covid test. The Spaniard was six shots ahead at the USPGA Memorial Tournament in Ohio when he got the news and was forced to withdraw. Surely the situation could have been handled better?In Paris, the French Open has been in the headlines after the premature exits of Naomi Osaka and Roger Federer. Both quit the tournament off their own backs for very different reasons. Given Novak Djokovic or Rafa Nadal will win, our focus remains off-court. In Tokyo, athletes are already arriving ahead of the delayed Tokyo Olympics. Local support for the Games has dwindled dramatically but officials insist they will go ahead. At this point, we're not sure anybody can be surprised.To end the show, we check in the farcical showdown between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather and discuss the ravages of time as LeBron James fails to keep the Lakers in the playoffs.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Spurs Kane-celled, Adios Aguero, Atletico, Philthy Mickelson & Sunset Bear Defeat

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 70:05


It wasn’t a classic Premier League finale but Harry Kane probably won’t care. The man who wants to quit Spurs to win trophies helped himself to a couple of personal accolades on Sunday as he finished the season with the most goals and most assists. He’s quite good but is he £150million in a pandemic good? We’re set to find out this summer.Harry’s goal against Leicester sparked a dramatic collapse by the Foxes who somehow ended the day outside the Champions League places having been in them for time immemorial. After their FA Cup fairytale, this was a plot twist Brendan Rodgers did not want. Spurs’ win also denied Arsenal a place in the Europa Conference League. The red side of north London might be [insert Alan Partridge shrug gif] but surely there are concerns about the direction of travel at the Emirates? We also discuss all the emotional goodbyes as tributes poured in for Sergio Aguero, Gini Wijnaldum, Nuno Espirito Santo and more. Elsewhere in football, we run the rule over some madcap playoff action and head to Spain and France where plucky underdogs Atletico Madrid and Lille sealed famous league titles. In part two, 50-something Phil Mickelson proved he’s still got it as his leathery skin and smooth lefty swing sent the crowds at the Quail Hollow wild. Victory in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island on Sunday made him golf's oldest major winner. On a scale of 1-10, how much does he look like a used car salesman? We round off the show with a quickfire check-in on gymnastics, where Simone Biles again proved she’s got great feet for a little woman, the Monaco Grand Prix, which looked nice on TV again, and the NBA and NFL playoffs. Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Leicestiny, Alisson [His Aim Is True], Kane, Hodgson, Knicks Rising & NHL Logos

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 80:22


Youri Tielemans crashed home a cracking winner as Leicester City beat Chelsea to seal a first-ever FA Cup win. From top to bottom, the Foxes are a very likeable outfit. We weigh up their burgeoning credentials and those of their manager Brendan Rodgers and keeper Kasper Schmeichel.A painful weekend for Chelsea was compounded by defeat for the Women's team in Sunday's Champions League final. Emma Hayes' side travelled to Gothenburg with big hopes of becoming only the second English side to win the competition but they were blitzed by Barcelona in a harrowing first half. We review the action.Not to be outdone by showpiece finals, the Premier League served up a cracking moment as Liverpool keeper Alisson kept his side's Champions League hopes alive with a stoppage-time bullet header. Naturally, we had to discuss our favour keeper goals.There's also time to talk Harry Kane, Roy Hodgson, tight title races in Spain and France, Alex Scott's promotion to Football Focus anchor and Gary Neville's petition to have football regulated. It's a packed part one!After the break, we honour Roman Grosjean's Indycar win by talking bad burns and car crashes, look ahead to the NBA playoffs and dissect every badge of the franchises going for NFL glory.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
City's League Win, Arteta's Process Pain, Ed Sheeran, Horse Steroids & Dick Punches

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 72:47


Manchester City may have been denied the title on Sunday by Chelsea but courtesy of Leicester's win at Manchester United on Tuesday evening, Pep Guardiola's squad have now been crowned Premier League champions. That's two trophies this season for the Citizens but will they make it three in [insert host city of the Champions League final]? Only Thomas Tuchel, who has made an incredible impact at Stamford Bridge, stands in their way. Before the German turns his attention to European matters, he's got to get past Leicester at Wembley. Brendan Rodgers' squad flirted with another league collapse but now seem dead certs to finish in the top four. If he wins the FA Cup, surely a bigger side will come knocking for his services. At the Emirates, Arsenal's exit from the Europa League at the hands of former coach Unai Emery has seriously undermined Mikel Arteta's project. It feels like the clock is ticking on his tenure at the Emirates. We chew over the bones of a very painful night for the Gunners. The bad weeks don't stop there. Oli McBurnie, Fulham and West Bromwich Albion all had one to forget. And Derby County didn't exactly cover themselves in glory despite avoiding relegation on the last day of the Championship season. It remains to be seen whether off-field matters dampen Wayne Rooney's celebrations. To end part one, we talk terrible football sponsors. Yes, we're looking at you Ed Sheeran. Horse doping tops the bill after the break. The winner of the Kentucky Derby was on steroids but his owner is pleading innocent. We try and keep a straight face as we probe the details. There's also time for some dick-punching action in the NBA and some high-quality baiting of Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones. Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Glazer Protests, Jose in Rome, Bale's Future, Leicester's Jester & All Blacks Sale

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 69:52


Protesting against the club's Glazer owners on Sunday, Manchester United fans not only broke into Old Trafford but also forced the postponement of their side's clash with Liverpool. In the broadcast studios and on the back pages their actions seemed to split opinion.When football and politics meet, is it right that ex-pros are the ones providing the commentary? We discuss the latest fallout from the European Super League and how the Premier League plans to prevent clubs from attempting a future breakaway.On the pitch, Sergio Aguero and Gareth Bale both flashed a bit of leg at potential suitors with goal-scoring cameos. What next for two of the Premier League's one-time best players?In Italy, Inter Milan knocked Juve off their perch by sealing a first Scudetto in over a decade. The Old Lady's gamble on Andrea Pirlo hasn't paid off it remains to be seen if he's still in charge next season. If he is, he'll get to pit his wits against Jose Mourinho, who out of the blue has been appointed the new head coach at AS Roma. Will the Eternal City handle the not-so-Special One?We end part one with a brief look at some handbags in Monaco and pay homage to Emma Hayes after she guided Chelsea Women to the Champions League final.After the break, we talk lame sporting nicknames, New Zealand Rugby putting the All Black name on the open market and Covid causing the cancellation of the IPL.Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Carabao Cup Final, Spotify Guy, PSG's Babyface Turn, Cool Ruthings & NFL Draft Hugs

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 71:27


If anger against the proposed European Super League united fans last week, by the end of the weekend, it was VAR that was back earning the wrath of the average punter. A sending off for kicking the ball, a penalty disallowed for an offside that happened before kick-off, imprecise lines drawn by invisible men near Heathrow, should we just bin it off once and for all? At Wembley, 8,000 fans watched Manchester City maul Sp*rs 1-0 to secure a fourth consecutive League Cup triumph. Would Jose Mourinho's presence have made a difference? We'll never know. What is indisputable is that Daniel Levy's wait for a trophy continues. In a packed part one, we also look ahead to the semi-finals of the Champions League and Europa League, discuss the Premier League's upcoming social media boycott, assess the fallout from the failed Super League and question the point of the new Hall of Fame. After the break, we discuss the Olympic sport we'd most like to train for, talk hugging etiquette ahead of the NFL draft and wonder whether UFC fighters should wear shinpads to stop their legs from shattering on impact. Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Football is Dead / Football is Not Dead

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 65:06


Close to midnight on Sunday, 12 of Europe's 'biggest' clubs stunned the football community by confirming the launch of a breakaway Super League created to replace the Champions League. Dressed up as a means to 'save football' by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, it has been derided by the game's various governing bodies, the domestic leagues, governments, players and supporters. We started to discuss the fallout from the announcement and then, in real-time, it started to collapse before our eyes...In any other week, the news that Spurs - one of the dirty dozen - had sacked Jose Mourinho just days before a final would be our headline story. He leaves north London with an IMDB credit but no trophies. How much of a failure was this 17-month experiment? And to whom does Daniel Levy turn to next?Elsewhere in football, Newcastle have turned their season around just in time, Sheffield United have been relegated and Norwich City will be back in the top tier. In Spain, Barcelona subjected Athletic Bilbao to a second Copa del Rey final defeat in the space of two weeks. Lionel Messi's amazing goal got tongues wagging.After the break, we discuss the return of sports fans. A few locals watched one of the FA Cup semi-finals and snooker's famous Crucible arena has been 33% full. Hopefully, it's not another false dawn.We end the show with an in-depth analysis of YouTube star Jake Paul's first-round knockout of MMA star Ben Askren. Only kidding...but it does come up.Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Ole Kid Cruelty, Au-butt-meyang, Best Football Stats, Masters, Grand National & Ownership

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 70:25


After a couple of weeks off - tune in to find out why - we're back with a bumper episode. In part one, we turn our attention to the weird feud between Jose Mourinho and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the duo traded barbs after United beat Spurs 3-1. We're not sure if it was about parenting, cheese or if we missed the point completely.Arsenal and Liverpool have both been in a weird patch of form recently. Having missed the chance to discuss the Reds win over the Gunners, we check in on both sides as they look to rescue something from the season. What's causing us to break out in a nervous sweat?10-man Leeds United somehow managed to upset the odds, the form book and anyone with a penchant for xG as they beat Manchester City at the Etihad. We discuss our favourite and least favourite football stats before turning our attention to headbutts and teammate fights.Over in Spain, Atletico are making things difficult for themselves as they search for a first La Liga title since 2014. Surely they can't bottle it given how dysfunctional their rivals have been?After the break, we head to Augusta where Hideki Matsuyama became the first male Japanese golfer to win a major and, more importantly, Rory McIlroy hit his dad (with a ball).  We also check in on the Grand National, talk bad/good bets and discuss which sports franchise we'd own if we had a pot to piss in.Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Europa & Champions Leagues Draws, Team of Leictiny, Bono, Drones, Sister Jean & Meth

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 59:04


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer paid the price for fielding a weakened Manchester United team as Leicester eased into the FA Cup semi-finals at their expense. The Foxes will face Southampton on one side of the draw with Manchester City or Chelsea awaiting them in the final. Who'll be celebrating at Wembley?Brighton's 3-0 win at Newcastle means Graham Potter's men have opened a six-point gap on the relegation zone. Fulham, who looked dead and buried, are now breathing down Steve Bruce's neck. How much longer will Mike Ashley stand by his man?Elsewhere in football, we have a chuckle at Joe Hart's social media gaffe, weigh up who'll win the Champions League and Europa League, talk dodgy defending and keeper goals and discuss the WSL's new TV deal and what it means for the women's game. After the break, Eddie Jones' time as England head coach could be coming to an end after a disappointing Six Nations campaign. Why is he so disliked? And how on earth did Wales screw things up in Paris? To end the show, we head Stateside to check in on March Madness' god-fearing fans and try to figure out why a minor league baseball player thought 21lbs of methamphetamine was a good thing to carry around in his kit bag. Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Arsenal Kane Spurs, Goodbye Wilder, Prison, Racist Diabetic & Murray Walker

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 69:25


An action-packed north London derby saw Arsenal come from behind to beat Sp*rs. Tongues were wagging before the game even kicked off when Mikel Arteta dropped captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after that the talking points just kept on coming; Lamela's worldie and sending off, Lacazette's penalty, Kane's latest assault. Finally, a game lived up to the hype.At the bottom of the table, things are looking grim for Sheffield United and West Bromwich Albion. Sam Allardyce seems to know his days at the Hawthorns are numbered and the Blades have a big decision to make having parted ways with the much-admired Chris Wilder. Relegation for both is a certainty but can they bounce back?Elsewhere in football, we weigh up whether Kelechi Iheanacho has what it takes to succeed Jamie Vardy, chat over cup finals with no fans and talk over our favourite salty football feuds.In not football, we chew over the links between diabetes and racism, mourn the loss of Murray 'the voice of F1' Walker, talk favourite commentators and reflect on another 'whacky' rugby interview.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Bruno Fraudnandes, Liverpool Stink, Plane Banners, Leaks, NBA Barbers & International Women's Day

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 73:01


Manchester City's 21-game winning run went head-to-head with Manchester United's 21-game streak without defeat on the road...and, to everyone's surprise, it was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men who came out victorious. Given the Red Devils are still 11 points behind their neighbours, Pep still looks odds-on to have the last laugh. All the same, how big a result was this?Across the Pennines and Liverpool have become so laughably bad at Anfield that it's not even funny anymore. Relegation-threatened Fulham were the latest to snatch all three points as the reigning champions tumble further and further down the table.North of the border, Rangers ended a 10-year wait for their 55th league title. After winding up Celtic with a plane banner, supporters broke lockdown restrictions to celebrate in Glasgow city centre. Should we give them a pass or a ticking off?Elsewhere in football, we discuss the weird goings-on with gambling platform Football Index and weigh up which has the more leaks; the Titanic or Steve Bruce's Newcastle dressing room.After the break, we review new data which suggests the gap in prize money between men and women's sport is closing and close the show Stateside as the NBA gears up for the All-Star game and Dodgers' Trevor Bauer pitched with one eye closed.Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Bale Versus Willian, Barcagate, Zlatan Versus LeBron, Testing Test & Horse Pics

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 56:27


How did a quick free-kick turn into a week-long saga? Lee Mason is probably asking himself exactly that after a weird mix-up at the AMEX saw Lewis Dunk's 'goal' for Brighton disallowed after two peeps of a whistle and a VAR review. You had to be there.In North London, Gareth Bale and Willian have started to show signs of life. The Welshman has developed a penchant for goals against weak sides and the Brazilian has become the master of the nearly-but-not-quite assist. Of the two, who is the least bad value for money?Elsewhere in football, we take a trip to China to discuss the dissolution of champions Jiangsu before checking in on the Nou Camp where police raids have signalled another chapter to the madcap Barcagate affair.We end part one pondering who'd win in a fight between Zlatan Ibrahimovic and LeBron James.After the break, we head Stateside where golf's biggest names have been paying tribute to Tiger Woods who remains in hospital after last week's car crash. Is the sport ready for life without him?In India, the Test match between India and England only lasted two days. Everyone but the players have blamed the pitch but surely a sticky wicket made it more fun?Before we round things off, we discuss the abuse received by female sports reporters and whether horse racing can survive its latest scandal.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Liverpool's Asterisk, Gundogoals, German Efficiency, Aussie Open Respect & Butlins Bowl

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021 64:37


Three defeats on the bounce have led to Jurgen Klopp conceding the title. Having started the season so well, where on earth has it gone wrong for Liverpool? And how do they fix it? Surely it comes down to more than the absence of Virgil van Dijk?The Reds' loss is very much Manchester City's gain. Pep Guardiola's side have won 16 games in a row - a new Premier League record - and in Ilkay Gundogan, have the top flight's most in-form player. The Germany international just can't stop scoring right now and is even being tipped for the Player of the Year awards. Would he be a worthy winner? Elsewhere in football, we run the rule over Arsenal's win over Leeds, Fulham's mini-revival, the integrity of this season's Uefa's competition and Dayot Upamecano's move to Bayern Munich. After the break, we discuss Italy's status as the Six Nations' whipping boys, the climax of the Australian Open - now being played out in front of empty stands - and the unfair nature of NBA trades. We end the show with delayed reaction to the Super Bowl and a half time show that was part Butlins, part Zombie Apocalypse. Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Arsenal-United, Kane-less Spurs, Jizz Hornkamp, Barry Bonds & Super Bowl Plans

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021 60:32


The games keep coming in the Premier League and Manchester United keep doing their level best to make the biggest as boring as possible. The Red Devils added the scalp of Arsenal to their collection of 'Big Six' 0-0 draws. On the other side of London, Xherdan Shaqiri and Mo Salah put West Ham to bed with a goal of top, top quality. The Reds' title challenge looks to be back on track but what about Chelsea and Spurs... the table is so tight, are they still in it?Thomas Tuchel took four points from his first two games in charge at Stamford Bridge but things are turning sour for Mourinho, who watched his Kane-less side go down at Brighton.Can football survive without the gambling industry's sweet, sweet sponsorship money? That's the question on everybody lips with plans afoot to ban betting firm logos from club shirts. We discuss if it'll lead to even greater restrictions.We end part one with a flying visit to Brazil where Chapecoense and Palmeiras had great weekends before returning to Europe to check in on Marseille's angry fans and Dutch football's one and only Jizz Hornkamp.After the break, we talk baseball – specifically the decision not to elect anybody to the National Baseball Hall of Fame – before turning our attention to a bit of rugby and our food plans for Super Bowl LV... which is 55 in Latin.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Thanks But No Franks, Manchester Rising, Thiago, McGregor KO & Idiot Field Goals

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2021 67:51


Frank Lampard's time in charge of Chelsea came to an abrupt end on Monday as Roman Abramovich pulled the trigger on his own club legend. Was his demise inevitable? Sitting 9th in the Premier League having spent £200 million would suggest so, but still, how did it come to this?Manchester United and Manchester City continue to build momentum. Not only are they first and second in the Premier League, but they've also secured safe passage to the FA Cup 5th round. For Ole's boys, it was a particularly sweet weekend, defeating Liverpool 3-2 at Old Trafford to consolidate their credentials as 100%-definitely-not-frauds. But what on earth is going on at Anfield? Is Thiago so good he's making Klopp's side bad?James Maddison has let his feet do so much talking recently that he's had to get good at talking about them. We run the rule over Leicester's midfield maestro and weigh up whether the Foxes are now a big club.We end part one trying to make sense of the latest Super League rumours and, inspired by Phil Neville's move to Inter Miami, discuss where on earth we'd most like to be a football manager.After the break, we lament the likely absence of fans from the Tokyo Olympics, reflect on Conor McGregor's latest defeat and chew over a decision that cost the Green Bay Packers a place at the Super Bowl.Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Super Stones, Rooney Legacy, Goodbye Mesut, Elderly NFL & Aussie Open Hotel

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2021 75:31


It wasn't so long ago that John Stones was being linked with a move away from Manchester City. Now the England international has become a central figure for Pep Guardiola as his squad mount a low-key title charge. We reflect on the 26-year-old's surprising renaissance.In the week that Wayne Rooney called time on his playing career and Mesut Özil decided life might be better in Istanbul, we weigh up their legacies. Both are hugely decorated, but there's a sense they might have achieved more.On the pitch, things are going from bad to worse for Newcastle and Wolves while in Spain, Lionel Messi picked up his first red card for Barcelona.After the break, all eyes were on the old-timers as Brady's Buccaneers beat Brees' Saints to get to the NFC Championship game. They first faced each other in 1999 when Allen worked at Legoland and Wogan was in the playground with a future Ireland international.We end the show chuckling at all the tennis players quarantining in Melbourne ahead of the Oz Open and discuss India's Test series win over Australia... which neither of us watched.Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
And Finally... 2020 AMA & Talking Sh*te

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2020 58:45


What better way to end 2020 than a podcast dedicated solely to '... and finally' questions? Thanks to everyone who sent in their suggestions on Twitter, we ran through a fair few of them and then asked each other a few of our own. Thanks for listening throughout this oddest of years. We genuinely appreciate it! If you're at a loose end and feeling generous, we'd love you to leave us a review. We only need another 75 before Wogan has to get that Left Field tattoo he promised so long ago.Happy New Year, and enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
United Batter Leeds, Palace Plundered, Escaping Spurs, Tiger Woods' Kid & Tank Trouble

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2020 57:41


Are Manchester United actually good now? After smashing six past Leeds United at Old Trafford, Ole's boys are threatening to mount a title challenge. Can they sustain their latest purple patch or are they destined to trip up again? As for Marcelo Bielsa's team, the neutrals seem to be in love but is the fawning a tad patronising? Liverpool's 7-0 win over Crystal Palace suggests Jurgen Klopp, the world’s greatest coach, isn’t going to surrender his title without a fight. But what ambitions do Roy Hodgson's side harbour? Any? Any at all?Elsewhere in football, we check in on Arsenal and Spurs before casting an eye over the continent where Lionel Messi is miserable, Ligue 1's TV deal has collapsed, a foetus scored for Dortmund and Celtic have won yet another treble. After the break, Wogan wobbles in his love for Lewis Hamilton despite the king of F1 adding a second SPOTY title. In golf, Tiger Woods' son Charlie looks like a chip off the old block after impressing at the PNC Championship. Should we be excited?We also check on on the All-Ireland Football Final where Dublin beat Mayo and question why the New York Jets bothered to record a very costly win.Merry Christmas and enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
NLD, Giroud Thirst Traps, Millwall Boos, Rugby's ECT Issue, Vaccines & Olympic 'Breaking'

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2020 60:38


After a nine-month wait, football fans finally returned to stadiums across England at the weekend.For the majority, it was an emotional opportunity to enjoy familiar surroundings with friends and family. For others, a chance to remind the world that football's fight against racism still has mountains to climb.The boos aimed at players taking a knee before kick-off not only brought shame on Millwall and Colchester but the game as a whole.On the pitch, it was a fantastic week for free-scoring Olivier Giroud and a terrible week for Mikel Arteta, who is racking them up. We also talk Paul Pogba after his agent Mino Raiola claimed the World Cup winner wants out of Manchester United.After the break, we reflect on England's dramatic win in rugby's Autumn Nations Cup and the landmark legal action being brought against the game's governing bodies by former players claiming the sport failed to protect them from the risk of concussion.In cricket, Covid-19 wrecked the ODI series between England and South Africa. With a vaccine being rolled out in the UK, we can only hope such situations are soon to be a thing of the past.Finally, we end the show chatting through the inclusion of 'Breaking' in the Olympics. Is it really a sport? Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Headinson Cavani, Concussed Gunners, Stroppy Klopp, Diego, Grand Final & Fireball G(rosjean)

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2020 67:05


Is Edinson Cavani proof that you can have a completely haphazard approach to the transfer market and still come up trumps? The Uruguayan scored a cracking brace at the weekend to seal a terrific Manchester United comeback at Southampton. Naturally, we have to ask, is he the new Ibra?On Sunday night, a sickening clash of heads between David Luiz and Raul Jimenez left the Mexican requiring hospital treatment. Somehow the Arsenal defender played on until half times, a decision that has sparked much debate about football's treatment of head injuries and the need for concussion substitutes.We also cover Manchester City's big win, Jurgen Klopp's stroppy interview with BT Sport - it's safe to say the German is fed up with 12.30 kick-offs - and Newcastle's Covid-19 outbreak.Finally, in part one, we reflect on the life and times of Diego Maradona who died at the age of 60 last week. A once-in-a-lifetime footballer who has been mourned the world over.After the break, we discuss what rugby league needs to do to win over more punters. After a thrilling but low-scoring Grand Final, perhaps they should pump-up the points tally?In boxing, Mike Tyson's long-awaited comeback was pretty drab so instead, we focus on Daniel Dubois' decision to 'quit' against Joe Joyce. The 23-year-old failed to make the count in round 10 of his fight with Joe Joyce and was later told he'd broken his eye socket and suffered nerve damage. For some reason, he's been hammered by his peers.We end the show learning more about the female soccer player who made college football history and hail the build of the Formula 1 car that somehow kept Romain Grosjean alive despite a horrific crash and ensuing fireball.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
City Title Tilt Teeters, Wenger Island Discs, Headbutts, Grabbed Nuts, Pope Dreams & NFL Tanking

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2020 68:51


Have Manchester City blown the title already? Are Spurs serious contenders? Can anybody really compete with Liverpool who continue to make light work of the absence of key stars? A quarter of the way through the season and we're already wondering if the title race is over. Arsene Wenger was this week's guest on Radio 4's Desert Island Discs. The Frenchman picked his eight favourite songs, including one that was so sad that he can only have selected it after watching Arsenal drop yet more points. From Elton John to John Lennon, we discuss his choices.After Nicolas Pepe was sent off for a sort-of headbutt and Preston defender Darnell Fisher was caught touching an opponent's meat and two veg, we wonder how it's possible for players to forget the 50 cameras that follow their every move.We end part one with a quick round-up of the action on the continent. In France Cesc Fabregas inspired an amazing Monaco comeback against PSG, in Spain, Real Sociedad top the table in Spain and a 16-year-old made his debut for Dortmund.After the break, we head to London's O2 arena where Daniil Medvedev drew a line under the tennis season with victory at the ATP Masters tournament. The Russian opted not to celebrate leading us to half-heartedly list other low-key athletes. They wouldn't want it any other way.At the Vatican - yep, the Vatican - Pope Francis hosted NBA 'stars' to talk social justice. The big question is why they didn't send anyone we've heard of. Finally, the NFL's New York Jets are losing so much that they might be tempted to keep doing so all the way to a number one draft pick. It's not something we support but if they're going to go down that route they might as well come up with a decent excuse. We proffer a few suggestions.Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
International Headaches, Scottish Boogie, Manager Rooney, Masters Trophy & Hamilton Fatigue

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2020 65:46


So it turns out that making footballers travel the globe to play international football during a pandemic causes problems. Who could have foreseen that? Covid-19 cases are on the rise and knackered players are getting injured. All in all, it's not been a good week for Premier League managers waiting at home to find out who from their squads is still standing.On the pitch, Scotland secured qualification for next summer's Euros via a penalty shootout. We reflect on their big night in Serbia and the ensuing celebrations. Elsewhere, Northern Ireland lost their playoff and Ireland kept up a miserable run with defeats to England and Wales. The joy was short-lived for Gareth Southgate whose side then lost to Belgium despite having Jack 'Messiah' Grealish in the team.We end part one chatting Wayne Rooney's coaching credentials - he's temporarily taken over from Phillip Cocu at Derby - and we check in on Wrexham now that their takeover by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynold's and Rob McElhenney has been approved.After the break, we head to Augusta to discuss Dustin Johnson's success, the weird trophy he was awarded and Tiger Woods' one-hole meltdown. We stay Stateside for a quick preview of the NBA draft, then have a chuckle at Amazon's customer service team as they fluff their lines trying to show some rugby. Finally, how much Lewis Hamilton success is too much and should we care whether he gets a knighthood or not? Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Panenkas, Smith Beats Arteta, Goodbye PPV, Masters Menu, Biden Ball & Heights

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2020 62:52


There have never been so many penalties in football, so perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that players are finding new and ingenious ways to miss them. But we are. From Kevin de Bruyne to Zlatan Ibrahimovic via Ademola Lookman, missed spot kicks were all the rage last weekend. We talk tactics from 12-yards out.Having beaten Manchester United, Arsenal were supposed to consolidate their big boy credentials against Aston Villa. They did the exact opposite as Dean Smith's Jack Grealish-inspired Villains put them to the sword at the Emirates. What went wrong for the Gunners?Elsewhere in football, we discuss the premature end of pay-per-view matches, Wrexham's proposed Hollywood investors, Ranger's resurgence in Scotland and AFC Wimbledon's return to Plough Lane.After the break, we look ahead to this weekend's US Masters and, more specifically, the menu options being offered to the players on the eve of the tournament. We also hazard a guess at who might win in Augusta.In the week that Joe Biden became US President-Elect, we ask whether we could throw a baseball better than a 78-year-old. It's touch and go...but more likely than either of us climbing 3,000 feet up Yosemite without a harness.Enjoy the show. It's Episode 69, after all.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Prem Fraud Watch, Arsenal-United, Cypriot Dreams, Helmet Punch & Lockdown Triathlon

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2020 57:15


Not many points separate a lot of teams; yep, the Premier League is more unpredictable than ever, as evidenced by a crazy away win percentage stat. After seven games, which clubs are defrauding the public and which deserve their league place? We decide. A couple of contentious penalties got pundits frothing at the mouth this weekend. Will VAR end diving? Does anybody care about simulation? And why is Harry Kane a terrible person and Mo Salah just about passable? The mighty Arsenal finally won an away game against a 'Big Six' rival to end another mini-Manchester United renaissance. Is Solskjaer the king of doing just enough to keep his job? Why should Arsenal fans be optimistic about Mikel Arteta? And who is that energetic Egyptian? We round up part one with a quick chat about Ryan Giggs' off-pitch antics and hail Mick McCarthy's move to Cyprus.After the break, we ask whether England made anyone smile with their Six Nations victory, chuckle at an NFL fight and outline our plans for a perfect lockdown triathlon. Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Posh Hat-trick, Rashford V Özil, Brexit Transfers, SPOTY, Moon Water & Thicc Baseballers

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2020 61:33


Do English managers get a fair crack of the whip? Are they held to different standards? Frank Lampard, who 100% earned the right to manage a top four club after a single season in charge of Derby County, doesn't think so. To be fair to the Chelsea manager, it is a bit odd that so few natives have had a chance to coach the Premier League's big dogs.Now that Patrick Bamford has proved his doubters wrong with a top-flight hat-trick he obviously deserves to be put on a pedestal with all the other strikers who've impressed following promotion. But who are those strikers? From Andy Cole to Marcus Stewart, we run through a few listener suggestions.Elsewhere in football, we cast an eye over the FA's proposed rules for buying foreign players post-Brexit, weigh up Marcus Rashford's saintliness and have a chuckle at Lionel Messi's victory over the Barcelona board.After the break, we stutter our way through another Lewis Hamilton segment, remind ourselves what is going on with the Six Nations, laugh at a mid-game Covid-19 diagnosis in the World Series (congrats to the LA Dodgers btw) and discuss sandwich innovations.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
European Premier League, Pickford Assault, Miedema Record, C-Words & Swimming

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2020 63:04


Project Big Picture is dead. Long live Project European Premier League!Yep, after last week's rage-inducing but ultimately doomed power-grab by the Premier League's 'Big Six', this week we're treated to a new idea. An even crazier one, formulated with a helping hand from FIFA and backed by some of Europe's biggest clubs. Will this one last longer than a week? We'd be surprised.On the pitch, Spurs reminded everyone (bar Spurs fans) why football is such a fascinating spectacle. There they were cruising 3-0 against West Ham when they sent on new/old boy Gareth Bale for a valedictory waltz. Cue one of the craziest finales to a Premier League game. More of this type of thing, please.Liverpool's run of bad luck looks to be making the title race interesting. Shorn of keeper Alisson they conceded seven at Aston Villa, now with Virgil van Dijk facing a lengthy lay-off following Jordan Pickford's awful challenge, the bookies don't have them as quite so hot favourites to retain the title. Have things just got interesting?Elsewhere in football, we pay homage to Viv Miedema's low-key brilliance at Arsenal, tick off Pep Guardiola for defending Sergio Aguero's passive-aggressive behaviour towards female assistant referee Sian Massey-Ellis and predict the winners of this year's Champions League and Europa League.After the break, we both agree we want the LA Dodgers to win the World Series, Allen ruins Wogan's favourite comedy skit, there's a discussion about the best sporting celebrations, some rugby and a weird swimming segment that we promise we'll never repeat.Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Penalties, PPV Premier League Fury, Project Big Picture Nonsense, Broken Legs & Tennis Boredom

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2020 65:06


It was a week of penalty drama at international level as Scotland, Northern Ireland & the Republic of Ireland simultaneously tested their nerves from 12-yards in the hope of moving one step closer to next summer's European Championships. Matt Doherty can take heart from the fact his miss was far from the most traumatic your hosts have experienced. At Wembley, Jack Grealish had an impressive performance against Wales. Can he be the next Gazza? Gareth Southgate says absolutely not. So who is worthy of that comparison?The two biggest football stories of the week happened off the pitch. First, the Premier League confirmed that a host of matches will £14.95 pay-per-view showings. This is where we start to get a bit exasperated.If that wasn't enough anger for one show, then comes Project Big Picture – a thinly-veiled land grab by the top flight's biggest clubs orchestrated by Manchester United and Liverpool. Pitched as a plan to save the football pyramid, it's been welcomed by cash-strapped members of the EFL but eviscerated by critics worried about the entrenchment of a 'big six' elite.We end part one talking football autobiographies; are they ever any good? After the break, we touch on the Lakers' NBA triumph, reflect on listener GOAT suggestions (thanks for sharing!), talk terrible sporting injuries and laugh at Novak Djokovic who took a hammering from Rafa Nadal in the French Open final. Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Klopp Out, Gunnersaurus Out, Transfer Window Out, Quick-fire GOATs & Marathon Ears

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 78:45


After a month off, we're back with a bang courtesy of a Premier League that's thriving on ridiculous results. Dean Smith's swashbuckling, new-look Aston Villa smashed seven past Liverpool and a shambolic Manchester United imploded against Spurs. Will the rest of the league take heart from the champions' collapse? Are United doomed to mediocrity under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer? Does Mourinho have the ingredients for a Spurs title-tilt? We have questions. Lots of questions. On Monday, an elongated transfer window limped to its conclusion. People get very worked up about signing new players, but why? Even Sky Sports had a hard time pretending they were excited this year. Against our better judgment, we still pick our winners and losers. On the same day as they dropped €50 million on new midfielder Thomas Partey, Arsenal laid off the man who plays their beloved club mascot Gunnersaurus… for cost-cutting purposes. Is Mesut Ozil a hero for offering to cover his wages? Or was this a cynical PR stunt to get one over a club who’ve condemned him to life on the bench? After the break, a burly American and a bungled injection make the cut as we review our favourite stories from the last few weeks. We then check-in on the NBA finals where the Lakers are on the verge of victory, question how a dodgy ear made Marathon favourite Eliud Kipchoge so bad and talk match-fixing. Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

It's Football, Not Football!
Episode 7 NFL Week 2 - Kareem Hunt replacing Chubb!

It's Football, Not Football!

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2020 47:36


This week on Its Football, Not Football the lads are discussing the recent injury crisis with some huge names dropping like flies. The name Antonio Brown is thrown around again (again yes, we know, sorry). A review of what they think the best game in Week 2 of the season was and an insight into the biggest matchup coming to you this weekend! All this as well as a sneak peak at a GIVEAWAY, keep an eye on our socials @itsfootballpod and listen at the end of the episode to find out more on what our GIVEAWAY requires and what you can win!

Left Field
Iceland Issues, Bellerin the Businessman, Ansu Fati, Throaty Novak & Fave Frenchies

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2020 75:31


Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden went to Iceland and all they got was a lousy 1-0 win and a ticking off for trying to invite girls back to their hotel. Hung, drawn and quartered by the media, we're willing to put their exploits down to youthful exuberance. We've all been there.By and large, the Nations League played out as expected; empty stadiums and unfit players meant rubbish games, although a couple of our favourite youngsters – Erling Haaland and Ansu Fati – did make headlines. The Barcelona youngster's goals hint at a brighter future for the Catalans who learnt this week that you can also force your best player to stay against his will if you have better lawyers.Back in England, the Premier League is gearing up to a muted return in some garish kits. We run the rule over the best and worst of the new gear before turning our attention to our expectations for the campaign ahead. Who'll go down? When will fans return? We discuss.We end part one with a quick chat about Hector Bellerin, who announced this week that he's investing in Forest Green Rovers because of their eco-friendly credentials. He's a good lad, is the Arsenal right-back but how good is he at football?There's only one place to start after the break. That's Flushing Meadows, where Novak Djokovic was sensationally disqualified from the US Open after whacking a tennis ball in the throat of a line judge. He was nailed on to win Grand Slam number 19. Will he rue his luck?Formula 1 had a feel-good story at Monza as Pierre Gasly became the first Gallic winner of a race since forever. Surely that means he's officially the best French sportsperson going?We end the show casting an eye over the closing stages of the NHL and the start of the new NFL season. If you make it to the end, you're in for a treat; we talk tomatoes and alcohol poisoning.We're taking a short break to recharge our batteries. All going well we'll be back at the end of the month. Enjoy, and thanks for listening.Each week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Community Shield, Chelsea Sign Everyone, All Or Nothing, NBA Strike & Lycra Losers

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 67:54


As one season ends, another begins. Arsenal won the Community Shield on penalties at Wembley, but are they actually any good or is this all just a mirage?Liverpool have a title to defend and Jurgen Klopp seems happy enough to do it with the same set of players. In contrast, Chelsea are spending like there's no tomorrow and Lionel Messi might, maybe, possibly, perhaps, be joining Manchester City. What on earth is going on with the world's best player and will he actually force his way out of Barcelona?Elsewhere, we check in on Lyon's all-conquering women – they sealed a 7th Champions League title in 10 years at the weekend. And we question why Celtic are so bad at Champions League qualifiers and discuss the new Spurs documentary 'All or Nothing'. After the break, we head to the US where a strike by the Milwaukee Bucks quickly spread through the NBA and beyond. Why did their stand against the latest example of police brutality get us feeling emotional? When play resumed, who did what in the playoffs? We quickly check in on the Disneyworld bubble before running the rule over the upcoming US Open and the recently started Tour de France. Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Bayern Champs, Messi Out, Maguire Misbehaviour & Luka Doncic Kicks Ass

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2020 57:19


And just like that, the 2019/20 European football season came to a close. Bayern Munich rule the continent for a sixth time after beating PSG 1-0 in Lisbon. Did the final live up to expectations? Is Qatar's Parisian project back at square one? We reflect on a night that left Neymar in tears. Sevilla also experienced the joy of six, as they once again won the Europa League. An entertaining game in Cologne saw Romelu Lukaku score at both end as Inter were downed 3-2. It looked like he might get sacked, but head coach Antonio Conte is going to stay at the San Siro for the time being...just as well, as news broke this week that he's been defrauded out of £27 million. In the rest of part one, we pick over the Women's Champions League semi-finals, dissect the Greek case against Harry 'Do You Know Who I Am' Maguire and weigh up where Lionel Messi should move now that he wants out of Barcelona. After the break, we head to Eddie Hearn's garden where 40-year-old Alexander Povetkin knocked-out Dillian Whyte with a stunning uppercut. Big punches like that are great. Big punches like the one that earned Earl Thomas the sack from the Baltimore Ravens, less so. We end the show in Disneyworld where Slovenian Luka Doncic hit a dramatic buzzer beating three-pointer that saw the Dallas Mavericks beat the LA Clippers. The kid has tongues wagging, but how good is he really? Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
European Crunch Time, Sorry Sarri, Redundancies, Ronnie O'Sullivan & Rule Changes

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2020 56:45


With domestic football done and dusted all attention has turned to the Europa League and Champions League being hosted in Lisbon and Cologne/Dusseldorf respectively. The knockout stages of each have been reduced to single-leg affairs and there are plenty of fascinating narratives in play. Will Manchester United's old boys come back to haunt them? Will grizzled old-timers beat exciting outsiders? Could Pep lead City to the big one just weeks after their European ban was overturned? We pick our favourites in each competition. Maurizio Sarri paid the price for Juventus' exit to Lyon. Have the Old Lady found a better fit for their brand in Andrea Pirlo? He's been promoted to head coach just 10 days after taking over duties with the club's under-23s. We also chat over Fulham's chances of staying up, the prevalence of out-of-favour, mega-money stars and Arsenal's regrettable decision to make 55 members of staff redundant despite their players taking pay cuts. After the break, we talk trophy drops, which seem to be all the rage. Last week Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang made a mess of his FA Cup lift, this week golfer Collin Morikawa fumbled the lid off the PGA Championship trophy. Will somebody please think of the athletes when designing these things? Snooker's next generation have been given a rocket by Ronnie O'Sullivan for being a bit rubbish. His comments have got tongues wagging, including ours, but are they detrimental to the image of his sport? To end the show, we discuss the rules we'd most like to change in sport. Thanks to everyone who sent in their suggestions via Twitter. Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Arsenal's Big Mik Energy, Eddie Out, Sexy Football, NBA Bubble Life & Rude Snooker

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2020 64:22


Arsenal's roller-coaster season ended on a high note at Wembley on Saturday as they beat Chelsea 2-1 to claim the FA Cup. Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang now stay at the club? Did Mikel Arteta really have to pay homage to Pep Guardiola after the game? Can Frank Lampard be satisfied with his work this season? We chew over the fallout as the player head off on holiday. Following their recent relegation, it has been confirmed that Eddie Howe and Bournemouth have parted ways. The 42-year-old performed miracles on the South Coast but has his reputation been tarnished by a poor final campaign and will it affect where he goes next? At the other end of the country, Newcastle's takeover by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund is off after they got bored of waiting on the Premier League to make a decision. It's been an emotional time for Newcastle fans, but have they dodged a bullet despite being stuck with Mike Ashley for a while longer? Elsewhere in football, we discuss the lack of competitiveness in Scotland and, following news Andrea Pirlo has taken over as Juventus' under-23s, we mull over the sexiest men working in football. After the break, Wogan argues in favour of Lewis Hamilton being England's greatest working sportsman, we dip into the NBA's Disney Bubble where the action has begun and the players are having fun before shaking our head in dismay at the MLB's and NFL's Covid-19 struggles. Enjoy!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Final Day Feelings, POTY Jordan Henderson, Serie Nah, Strips, Wings & Kraken Branding

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2020 55:25


On the final day of the Premier League's longest ever season, Leicester completed their post-lockdown bottle job as Manchester United and Chelsea snuck into the Champions League places. But we're not sure who had the best season of the three. Aston Villa, AKA Jack Grealish, secured their top-flight status with a draw at West Ham leaving Bournemouth cursing Hawk-Eye and Watford angry that they've no more coaches to sack. In the Championship, the play-offs have started but they don't feature Nottingham Forest. How on earth did they miss out? In Italy, Juventus won a ninth Scudetto in a row. It's all a bit boring in Italy these days so we got to reminiscing about great Serie A sides of the yesteryear. We also discuss Jordan Henderson being crowned the Football Writers' Association player of the year. Nice guy, good footballer?In Not Football, all eyes were on the cricket this week... and not the Test Match. While England were battering the West Indies, 1,000 spectators were allowed to watch Surrey play Middlesex in a crowd pilot friendly at the Oval. We're curious as to how other sports will manage the return of their fans. Stateside, MLB is more worried about getting its season going. With 19 members of the Miami Marlins testing positive for Covid-19, it doesn't bode well. Thankfully, the NBA's Disney Bubble seems a little more organised but that didn't stop one player getting in trouble for an ill-advised meal out. Finally, we rate the new names doing the rounds in US Sports. The Seattle Kraken gets a thumbs up from us, but what about the Washington Football Team? Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

It's Football, Not Football!
Overtime: "Washington What?!"

It's Football, Not Football!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2020 24:14


In this weeks Overtime episode from Its Football, Not Football, the lads discuss all the recent big news from the NFL season including the updates recieved over preseason for this season, the HUGE contract of Money Mahomes and they also discuss what maybe they think the Wasington franchise name should be! Make sure to check out our socials using @itsfootballpod

It's Football, Not Football!
Extratime: "Watford are a joke!"

It's Football, Not Football!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2020 26:17


This week on Its Football, Not Football that lads discuss the recent finalist for the FA Cup and the ever closer finish of the Premier League, its fair to say they've got some harsh words for Watford! Follow us on all our social medias using @itsfootballpod

Left Field
FA Cup Glory Awaits, Leeds, C-Words, Changing Plans For Nigel & Sport's Best Sounds

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2020 54:21


Arsenal and Chelsea have won 15 of the last 30 FA Cup finals between them, so perhaps it's not a surprise that they beat Manchester City and United respectively to set up a second Wembley showdown in three years. Is the oldest domestic cup competition being treated more or less seriously than in recent years?Leeds United finally confirmed an end to their 16-year exile from the Premier League when they were crowned champions. We discuss the reaction to their return and English football's other sleeping giants.In Turkey, it's all about the new kid on the block, Istanbul Basaksehir. Crowned Super Lig champions last week, they've managed to assemble a squad of household names but can't attract crowds of more than 5,000. What's their story?We end part one with a quick chat about Watford's sacking of Nigel Pearson and France Football's decision to cancel the 2020 Ballon d'Or.That sets us up nicely for a hard-hitting part two that includes a huge debate over the greatest sound in sport and our favourite sporting couples. Enjoy! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

THE GRIND ON SPORTS
The Grind July 15 (2020)

THE GRIND ON SPORTS

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2020 59:49


ALL STAR RACE PREVIEW! What is NEW for TONIGHT's ASR? Who WILL WIN? WHY? SEC announces delays to FALL SPORTS.........but NOT Football? Thoughts? Why it makes sense! Cade Mays NOT cleared for transfer YET! Why did UGA QB Daniels get cleared? What is Mays' former attorney say about the deal? 52 DAYS TIL ITS FOOTBALL TIME IN TENNESSEE! Who wore it for the VOLS? Who wears it for the VOLS? What HOF'rs rocked the 5-2? Who were CHAMPS in 1952? #WednesdayGRIND www.THEGRINDONSPORTS.com

Left Field
Jack The Man, Man City CAStrate UEFA, North London Dud & Ferrari Failure

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2020 63:05


News of Jack Charlton's passing at the weekend sparked emotional tributes from across the world of football. The Leeds United legend, World Cup winner and Ireland's famed manager of the eighties and nineties was a giant of the beautiful game and one of its funniest and most charismatic figures. We discuss why he stood out from the crowd during our formative years as fans.Manchester City have been banging in the goals on the pitch but it was a victory against Uefa in the Court of Arbitration for Sport that stand to be their biggest win of the season. Pep Guardiola's squad will not be banned from European football. But what does it mean for FFP? Spoiler: it's fucked. In part one, we also cover a great week for Wycombe Wanderers and giant striker Ade Akinfenwa, chew over a very low-quality North London derby, ask what more social media can do to deter racist trolls and discuss whether football is ready for a top-level player to come out as gay. After the break, we return to Austria for a second dose of F1 in a week. Lewis Hamilton was victorious as Ferrari's drivers went full Mustafi-Luiz on lap one. The crashes are the good bit, right? We end the show with a quick review of the cricket we didn't watch and the UFC we didn't pay for. Enjoy the show!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Saka Cash, Handball, Wigan Scandal, NFL's R-Words Rebrand & OnlyFans Lasagne

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2020 62:32


Now that Liverpool have been crowned champions, the Premier League's chasing pack seems slightly disorientated about whether they should bother stringing a run of results together. United have closed the gap on Chelsea and Arsenal have decided they aren't as bad as everyone thought a couple of weeks ago. Is it too little too late for Mikel Arteta? If nothing else, at least the Gunners have even edged ahead of Spurs who saw VAR and the handball rule combine to deny them an equaliser at Sheffield United. Is the law as bad as everyone thinks? Elsewhere, we cast an eye over Borussia Dortmund's recruitment policy as they close in on Jude Bellingham and we try to figure out what the hell has happened at Wigan Athletic. The Championship club went into administration this week under very shady circumstances.We start part two discussing potential new names for Washington's NFL franchise as it decides to part ways with the R-Words moniker under pressure from sponsors. Our suggestions are terrible but so too are the bookies' favourites. Formula 1 enjoyed an exciting start in Austria. Lewis Hamilton missed out on a podium but young Brit Lando Norris made it. Who is he? And is he as posh as he sounds? We end the show getting to know golf's beefy Bryson DeChambeau. The American deliberately put on 40lbs during lockdown so he could hit the ball further... and it works, he won $1.3 million at the weekend. He's also keen to let the world know he has nice handwriting. Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Wogan's Heroes' League Win, Arsenal's Tesco Tierney, Racial Bias, Vince Carter & Car Colours

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2020 62:50


After 30 years, Liverpool have been crowned champions of England. Wogan's emotions got the better of him in the end. We discuss why that happened given his increasingly complicated relationship with the club. The big challenge for Jurgen Klopp is keeping this group of players motivated. Have they peaked or is it the start of a dynasty? There won't be many Manchester United fans celebrating this week but the return of key players and a couple of wins, including progression to the FA Cup semi-final, suggests Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has turned a corner. An in-form Chelsea await at Wembley, they’re going well too. Or do Arsenal have next season in the bag with Kieran 'Tesco' Tierney Across the Pennines, Leeds United are edging closer to promotion. Allen isn’t happy about it. What will Bielsa bring to the Premier League? We also run the rule over Watford's lockdown issues, Arjen Robben's return and a new study that suggests football commentators are guilty of entrenching archaic racial stereotypes.In a quick-fire second half, we discuss Vince Carter's NBA legacy, check in on golf's coronavirus problem and drool over Mercedes' new black Formula 1 livery. Enjoy! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Luiz Cannon, Vardy-Rooney, Blind Hawk-Eye, No-Vax Djokovic & Magic Rings

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2020 64:27


So... the Premier League is back and the title race is getting tasty. Jurgen Klopp's stuttering Reds dropped points in the Merseyside derby which, coupled with a brace of wins for Man City, means the gap at the top is down to 20-points. Finally, things are getting interesting! Well, not really, but we can dream. Football without fans is taking some getting used to but at least Hawk-Eye did its bit to keep things interesting from the get go. Goal-line technology's first hiccup in 9,000 games got tongues wagging before David Luiz's disaster-class at the Etihad offered competition for the backpage headlines. The pain wasn't to end there for Mikel Arteta's battered and bruised Arsenal who travelled to Brighton and managed to snatch another defeat from the grasp of mediocrity. Things are sunnier on Tyneside, Newcastle smashed Sheffield United and their takeover might be edging closer. Soon they'll be competing in a European Super League with Bayern Munich, who've just won the Bundesliga (again!) and Juventus, who this week lost the Coppa Italia final to Napoli. Over in Russia, a 17-year-old goalkeeper won man-of-the-match for his heroics in a 10-1 defeat. How on earth did that happen?After the break, we try not to go too hard on Novak Djokovic and his harem of globetrotting tennis stars who've contracted COVID-19 after organising a non-socially-distanced tournament in the Balkans. Tennis' world number has found out the hard way that the pandemic knows no bounds. It's still, sort of, funny though. The NBA thinks high-tech jewellery will help its players stay safe when they head to DisneyWorld. We're somewhat sceptical, despite Wogan's FitBit love. Finally, also Stateside, we cover the shocking news that a noose was found in the team garage of Nascar rider Bubba Wallace. The sport's only black driver insists he won't be beaten by racists angry after his successful attempt to get the Confederate flag banned. Good man.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Pissed-off Hooligans, Sir Marcus Rashford, Mincemeat Fans & NASCAR Flag Fight

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2020 61:45


So this is it... after three months, the Premier League finally returns. And not a moment too soon! The excitement was all a bit too much for the country's far-right extremists who without any football decided at the weekend that statues might appreciate their terrace chants instead. If the sight of the capital being sprayed with piss and racist slurs was depressing, we take huge heart from the Premier League's player-led decision to show solidarity with the Black Lives Matters movement. Marcus Rashford is another beacon of hope during difficult times. In the space of a couple of months, he's become the nation's darling thanks to his amazing charity work. From learning sign language to pressuring MPs to make a U-turn on the summertime abandoning of free school meals, is there anything he can't do? If that all sounds a bit heavy, don't worry, we still have time to laugh at La Liga's 'mincemeat' CGI fans and to diss forced Fantasy Football chat.After the break, we discuss the news that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have reached an agreement over a two-fight deal in 2021. Eddie Hearn reckons it'll be the 'biggest British fight of a generation' but who is the mysterious Irishman pulling all the strings? We learn about Daniel Kinahan and his alleged dark past. In the States, NASCAR, under pressure from its only black driver, has finally banned the display of the Confederate flag at races? How big a step is this for the profile of the sport? Building on last week's apology for not listening to players protesting against racial injustice, the NFL has put its money where it's mouth is with a promise to donate $250 million to support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans. Could this all lead to a return to the field for Colin Kaepernick? We end the show with a look at the new Formula 1 calendar and the decision to let some courses host pairs of races. Enjoy!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Prem Preview, Sky Stell' Out, Screamo Werner, Brees' Knees & Wogan's NBA Wager

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2020 67:05


The countdown to the restart of the Premier League is officially on! Friendlies have been played, fixtures have been confirmed and broadcasters are ready to welcome us into their warm embrace. We look ahead to the games that float our boat, discuss fake fan noise and pick which bit of football's new tweaks we might want to keep. If all the games are live, will Soccer Saturday ever return? We'll miss Jeff Stelling if it doesn't. Chelsea are already strengthening for next season. Contrary to internet rumours, Roman Abramovich hasn't bought Edvard Munch's 'The Scream' but he has bagged himself Timo Werner and might be after Kai Havertz. The transfer market rejoices.After the break we head Stateside where the NFL have formally apologised to black players for not listening to their anti-racism protests. Even Saints' quarterback Drew Brees is onboard after a roundabout journey to better understanding the Black Lives Matter movement. Amazingly, it's been confirmed that Disney World, Orlando will indeed play host to the remainder of the NBA season. The players will get their wages but they may have to sleep in uncomfortable beds. We end the show with a quick catch-up on the state of rugby and a few words on Conor McGregor who is once again retiring from UFC. Enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Episode 50! Premier League Countdown, Phil-thy Talk, Snooker & Rich Roger

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2020 56:40


We start Episode 50 taking a moment to reflect on the anti-racism protests that have flared up across the globe since the death of unarmed African-American George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police. What is happening is important, too important for all of us to ignore... even us privileged, middle-class, London-living white guys with a sports podcast. The sports talk flows soon after. Are we excited about the Premier League return? We have conflicting opinions. In Germany, Robert Lewandowski's ball to onion bag ratio is set to win Bayern the title, will it also bag him Europe's Golden Boot. We also chat Odion Ighalo, Phil Neville, the state of the WSL and liquidity in the transfer market in a packed first half.After the break, Wogan shares his plan to jazz up snooker, we look at the pay dispute overshadowing MLB's plans to return and there's a run through of Forbes' newly-released list of the richest sports stars. Finally, we'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone who's joined us since we began recording. The world has changed a fair bit in the space of a year so we're very grateful that you're still making time to listen to us talk shop each week. You're a small but perfectly formed community and we wouldn't change you for the world. Feel free to leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, subscribe if you've haven't already and be sure to tell your pals. Thanks again and enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

TwoFootTalk
TFT EP.96

TwoFootTalk

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 66:59


This week YL and Bond cover 2 German Match weeks as the battle for European spots heats up. YL also brings us Random Sh*t (15:51) They cover transfers, contract renewals, Aduriz's retirement, absurd asking prices, and much more. YL also gives us his Hill To Die On that completely upsets Bond. Then they go right into Not Football and this week they are joined by Dru Montana Philly's finest stand up comedian, to help pick the top 5 melee weapons. Its all here on #TFT lets go. www.TwoFootTalk.com www.Twitter.com/TwoFootTalk www.Facebook.com/TwoFootTalk www.youtube.com/youngleg www.Twitch.tv/youngleg www.Twitter.com/ayoungleg www.Twitter.com/drumontana47 www.twitter.com/tybond16 Music by: Prince Prodigy (@only_prodo) SPONSOR: Clarity Finances - www.ClarityFinances.com Starting a new business?Need help creating a budget? Managing a new business's finances? Finding the best way to do your taxes? Need a QuickBooks Specialist? Maybe you just want to find a way to help your business save money. Clarity Finances is who you want to call with multiple certifications, and QuickBooks expertise Julie covers all businesses across the globe with financial healing. Make sure to reach out for a free consultation when you mention TwoFootTalk. Check out her website for the number to call. HERES THE KICKER PEOPLE ITS A FREE CALL! Mention TwoFootTalk to get your free call to jump start your business. Check out Clarity Finances and Julie the financial healer.

Left Field
Lesser Spotted Haircuts, Cursed Pyramid, Football Manager & Perfect Tom Brady

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2020 42:41


The Bundesliga has only just returned, but is it now over? Bayern's 1-0 win at Dortmund opens a seven-point gap at the top of the table that could see Europe's football fans turn their attention elsewhere. It's just as well the Premier League is edging closer to match action. The players are back in training and the big talking point, naturally, is their lockdown trims. Skinheads, bouffants, afros and receding hairlines, we discuss the good, the bad and the ugly. Hair chat makes for a welcome lighter note given the oblivion facing clubs further down the English football pyramid. According to Huddersfield's owner, up to 60 clubs could go bust in the coming months. What on earth can be done to reshape their financial futures? Perhaps everyone should try suing computer games like Manchester United? The Red Devils have taken Football Manager to court over a licensing issue; we try and figure out why.In the second half, we turn our attention to the NBA's plan to play the rest of the season at Disney World, Florida. It sounds like a Mickey Mouse idea, but weirdly, it might just work. We stay Stateside where Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods renewed their rivalry this week. Partnering with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning respectively, they raised over $20 million with a charity match showdown. Nice work, chaps. Finally, we check in on Formula E and the bizarre events that led to Daniel Abt getting the sack. Enjoy the show. Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Bundesliga BACK, Sex Doll Lols, Gooner Balloon Scandal, NFL Guns & The Last Dance

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2020 61:09


The satisfying sound of leather hitting onion bag was the big talking point of the Bundesliga's long-awaited comeback. Yes, it was a bit weird without packed terraces but that didn’t stop us tuning in. Not satisfied with empty seats, K-League outfit FC Seoul tried to spice things up in their stands with some sex doll supporters. Cue a grovelling apology. In England, Project Restart gained momentum as Premier League clubs agreed on the necessary protocols to start small group training. Coronavirus tests are mandatory and strict rules are in place for all players. If like Alex Lacazette they are prone to doing stupid things like filming themselves sucking on nitrous oxide-filled balloons, adhering to them could be easier said than done. North of the border, Celtic secured their 51st Scottish championship and Hearts got relegated. Is that a line drawn under their season or will they head to the courts?After the break, we check in on a couple of gun-toting NFL stars and share a chuckle at a drunken Nick Kyrgios making Andy Murray cringe in a live Instagram chat. Finally, after five weeks of the 'The Last Dance', we discuss its portrayal of Michael Jordan, its journalistic integrity and our favourite moments. Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Korean Ball, Bundesliga, Raven Earl's Bird Catches Worm & Champions League of Sports

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2020 71:08


Football without fans, will it be any good? We got our first taster at the weekend as Jeonbuk Motors beat Suwon Bluewings in South Korea's K-League thanks to a goal by a 41-year-old former Middlesbrough player. It's a start. Perhaps the Bundesliga can step things up a notch? We cast an eye over the upcoming fixtures and pick sides we'll likely lose interest in very soon. The Premier League could make a comeback of its own in June but only if clubs stop bickering, players feel safe and we all stay alert, control the virus and save lives. Whatever the f*ck that means. After the break, Dana White finally hosted UFC 249. It turns out the sound of two sweaty men pummelling each other in an empty room is quite disturbing. We stay Stateside where an NFL star's lockdown sex party ended up with his wife holding a gun to his head. She had not been invited. And we end the show debating what is the greatest sport. As you might expect, there are a few Left Field choices. Enjoy the show. Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Project Restart, CGI Fans, Brexit's Back, NASCAR & Champions League of Wrong'uns

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2020 62:23


Neutral grounds, shorter games, no relegation, CGI fans... the Premier League is so desperate to get games going again that 'Project Restart' is leaving no stone unturned. Money is the driving force, of course. But will it tear the game apart? Looking further ahead, how will Brexit affect transfers? The FA have pounced on an opportunity to promote young English talent but will it come at the expense of talent? We also discuss Dave Kitson's bid to succeed Gordon Taylor as chairman of the troubled PFA. After the break, UFC, Nascar and... er... Mike Tyson are all set for a comeback. We discuss. We end with our 'favourite' sporting wrong'uns – from David Icke to OJ Simpson it's a diverse list. We should also mention, we've been loving The Last Dance on Netflix... Michael Jordan, he was good, wasn't he? Anyway, enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

It's Football, Not Football!
Episode 1: NFL Draft 2020 Recap

It's Football, Not Football!

Play Episode Listen Later May 2, 2020 107:08


3 Guys, 1 Podcast, and a whole lot of football!Welcome to Episode 1 of Its Football, Not Football hosted by Dan Gadsden and his 2 co-hosts Ieuan Evans and Joshua ReynoldsThis weeks episode brings you the opinions and thoughts from our hosts on this years 2020 NFL Draft, taking a deeper dive into the first 32 selections as well as analyzing the stinkers, steals and the damn right ugly!It's Football Not Football is the podcast that tackles everything you need to know on American Football and Football. Hosted by Dan Gadsden, Ieuan Evans and Joshua Reynolds, tune in for all the latest news, drama and debates weekly!Twitter and Instagram: @itsfootballpod

TwoFootTalk
TFT Ep. 92

TwoFootTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2020 65:08


This week Young Leg and Bond give us a brief update on the Belarusian Premier League. Young Leg follows this up with his Random Sh*t (3:30) Going over Transfers, more sex parties,leagues being canceled, and somehow leagues returning. We get the Hills to die on, then right into sign, loan, kill. We top it all over with Not Football and give this weeks top 5. It is all here on TwoFootTalk #TFT! www.TwoFootTalk.com www.Twitter.com/TwoFootTalk www.Facebook.com/TwoFootTalk www.Twitch.tv/youngleg www.Twitter.com/shopaaj www.twitter.com/tybond16 Music by: Prince Prodigy (@only_prodo) SPONSOR: Clarity Finances - www.ClarityFinances.com Starting a new business?Need help creating a budget? Managing a new business's finances? Finding the best way to do your taxes? Need a QuickBooks Specialist? Maybe you just want to find a way to help your business save money. Clarity Finances is who you want to call with multiple certifications, and QuickBooks expertise Julie covers all businesses across the globe with financial healing. Make sure to reach out for a free consultation when you mention TwoFootTalk. Check out her website for the number to call. HERES THE KICKER PEOPLE ITS A FREE CALL! Mention TwoFootTalk to get your free call to jump start your business. Check out Clarity Finances and Julie the financial healer.

Left Field
All-time Average Premier League XI, Francellation, Weedy Camp Nou & NFL Doge

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2020 68:45


Will football get going again soon? The Bundesliga has a very precise plan and the Premier League is hopeful, but around Europe, current campaigns are being cancelled. France became the first of the big five leagues to call time on their 2019/20 domestic season, following the lead of Holland and Belgium. FIFA might be about to allow 5 subs to help with the fixture pile-up, but their medical chief thinks games before September are unrealistic. For now, the only thing that's clear is that things are unclear. On a lighter note, Mike Tyson's cannabis company wants to sponsor the Camp Nou. What is that about? After the break, Wogan educates Allen in the specifics of the NFL draft, which this year took the form of a jumped-up Zoom call, then we quickly chat about the possibility of the postponed Olympics being cancelled outright. We end the show by picking the most bang-average Premier League XI of all time. Even Gary Doherty was too glam for this lineup! Enjoy the show.Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

TwoFootTalk
TFT Ep. 91

TwoFootTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2020 80:04


This week Charlie Tweeder returns with Young Leg as we break down the very little we know about the Belarusian Premier League and YL's favorite team in the standings. YL quickly gets us to Random Sh*t where we talk transfers, all the latestest headlines, and the Dutch Prime Minister's proclamation that could alter the football world. Another edition of Sign, Loan, Kill is also on the cards as YL gives us an even tougher time than before. Finally we finish up with Not Football where we pick our Top 5 Holidays. Only on #TFT! www.TwoFootTalk.com www.Twitter.com/TwoFootTalk www.Facebook.com/TwoFootTalk www.Twitch.tv/youngleg www.Twitter.com/shopaaj www.twitter.com/tybond16 Music by: Prince Prodigy (@only_prodo) SPONSOR: Clarity Finances - www.ClarityFinances.com Starting a new business?Need help creating a budget? Managing a new business's finances? Finding the best way to do your taxes? Need a QuickBooks Specialist? Maybe you just want to find a way to help your business save money. Clarity Finances is who you want to call with multiple certifications, and QuickBooks expertise Julie covers all businesses across the globe with financial healing. Make sure to reach out for a free consultation when you mention TwoFootTalk. Check out her website for the number to call. HERES THE KICKER PEOPLE ITS A FREE CALL! Mention TwoFootTalk to get your free call to jump start your business. Check out Clarity Finances and Julie the financial healer.

Left Field
Ultimate Premier League XI, Ozil Leak, Ashley Era OVER & Darts' Wifi Bust

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2020 66:42


After 13 loveless years in bed with Mike Ashley, Newcastle United fans are understandably excited about their imminent takeover by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund. Amnesty International claim the club will be a PR tool for a nation with an abysmal human rights record – how should Geordies and the wider football fraternity feel? Arsenal have managed to persuade the majority of their players to take a 12-month wage cut, but star man Mesut Ozil has reportedly rejected the offer. What on earth is he thinking? And we end part 1 selecting our greatest ever Premier League XI. Bad eggs need not apply. After the break, we turn our attention to darts' solution to social distancing, chew over Novak Djokovic's revelation that he's not a fan of rushed vaccines and learn more about match-fixing in esports. Can you tell there's not much going on? That's Episode 44... enjoy the show! Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Emery's White Witch, Financial Apocalypse, Disney KOs UFC & Champions League of Scandals

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2020 75:44


Money, money, money... football is running out of it and fast. Premier League clubs want their players to defer wages or accept cuts, lower league sides have warned of a financial apocalypse and in Scotland a vote on whether to end the season has turned sour. Even the world’s richest club, Barcelona, aren’t immune. Their horrible 2020 continues with six board members resigning. On a lighter note, Graeme Souness continues to be a professional angry dad and Unai Emery blames a former lover for his Arsenal sacking. After the break, we discuss Mickey Mouse pissing on Dana White’s UFC dreams, the premature demise of the XFL and the passing of Allen’s former landlord Stirling Moss. We end the show picking our favourite sporting controversies; from off-shore sex parties to state-sponsored doping. Enjoy!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Kyle 'Sex Party' Walker, LFC PR Disaster, UFC Island, 5G & Champions League of Sporting Spectacles

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2020 68:38


There might not be any football matches at the moment but there sure are a lot of arguments for us to chew over. Liverpool changed their mind about furloughing staff but a foul stench still rises from Anfield. The government picked on Premier League footballers only for the players to fight back with their calculators. The Belgians want to call time on their season but there's a warning from Uefa. On a lighter note, Kyle Walker, much to the amusement of all, is a sex-party-loving-virus-hypocrite. After the break, we discuss the likelihood of UFC 249 taking place on a private island, hail the dude who took out Wimbledon's insurance policy, stick the knife in 5G conspiracy theorists (we're looking at you Amir Khan) before discussing virtual horse racing & Formula 1. We end Episode 42 wistfully sharing the sporting spectacles that have stuck with us over time. Enjoy!Every week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

TwoFootTalk
TFT Ep. 88

TwoFootTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2020 66:33


This week YL and Bond are back with YL giving us his favorite teams in the Belarus Premier League. We also get Random Sh*t going over transfer rumors, clubs cutting pay, Jack Grealish guide lines, Xavi talk, Ajax's miracle, and much more. We also have Arguments I got into with Young Leg, and then our top 5 list for NOT FOOTBALL. Its all here on #TFT. www.TwoFootTalk.com www.Twitter.com/TwoFootTalk www.Facebook.com/TwoFootTalk www.Twitch.tv/youngleg www.Twitter.com/shopaaj www.Twitter.com/tybond16 Music by: Prince Prodigy (@only_prodo) SPONSOR: Clarity Finances - www.ClarityFinances.com Starting a new business?Need help creating a budget? Managing a new business's finances? Finding the best way to do your taxes? Need a QuickBooks Specialist? Maybe you just want to find a way to help your business save money. Clarity Finances is who you want to call with multiple certifications, and QuickBooks expertise Julie covers all businesses across the globe with financial healing. Make sure to reach out for a free consultation when you mention TwoFootTalk. Check out her website for the number to call. HERES THE KICKER PEOPLE ITS A FREE CALL! Mention TwoFootTalk to get your free call to jump start your business. Check out Clarity Finances and Julie the financial healer.

Left Field
Spurs Strings Tight, Premier League Completion Plans, UFC Army & Golf Saves TV

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2020 68:02


Wogan and Allen peruse the week's sporting events, which they wish were sporting events. In football, how do we all feel about the Premier League season potentially finishing up with a quick-fire blitz round of fixtures in June and July? Does it look bad when Spurs and Newcastle put their staff on furlough – or however that phrase goes? And can we help Aston Villa's Jack Grealish and Stoke City's James McClean out of PR 101 disasters? In Not Football, UFC President Dan White has been dubbed 'Mini Trump' for his response to the coronavirus, while Conor McGregor has kicked off his future run for the presidency of Ireland by calling for the army to run the streets as the pandemic slaps is pandemic-y base. Belarus continues to not give a flip in the meantime, while an F1 team turns its skills to a ventilator alternative and Tiger-Phil edges its way back into the public consciousness to save TV. Enjoy the show!Every week, Left Field's Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

TwoFootTalk
TFT Ep 87

TwoFootTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 26, 2020 59:31


This week as we continue our quarantine YL and Tweeder go over some Australian A-League matches and then get right into the segments. YL brings us Random Sh*t covering Jovic's escape from Spain, More transfer moves, the EPL ultimatum, our hills to die on and much more. We also bring back two segments from last week in "Arguments I got into" and "Not Football". Its all here on #TFT lets go. www.TwoFootTalk.com www.Twitter.com/TwoFootTalk www.Facebook.com/TwoFootTalk www.Twitter.com/shopaaj www.Twitter.com/tybond16 Music by: Prince Prodigy (@only_prodo) SPONSOR: Clarity Finances - www.ClarityFinances.com Starting a new business?Need help creating a budget? Managing a new business's finances? Finding the best way to do your taxes? Need a QuickBooks Specialist? Maybe you just want to find a way to help your business save money. Clarity Finances is who you want to call with multiple certifications, and QuickBooks expertise Julie covers all businesses across the globe with financial healing. Make sure to reach out for a free consultation when you mention TwoFootTalk. Check out her website for the number to call. HERES THE KICKER PEOPLE ITS A FREE CALL! Mention TwoFootTalk to get your free call to jump start your business. Check out Clarity Finances and Julie the financial healer.

Left Field
Lockdown, Wembley Lasagne, Olympics OUT, Champions League Of Sports Documentaries

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2020 71:52


As coronavirus tightens its grip on the world, the boys discuss life in London's lockdown before turning their attention to all the missing sport. We forego the usual good and bad weeks to ask loads of questions. What’s going on with the football? Do we actually miss it? Will it get going again soon? What will be the financial toll? Will the big fish help rescue smaller clubs in strife? Is Gary Neville an angel? And what does lasagne have to do with Wembley? After the break, we discuss Tokyo 2020 keeping its name despite being postponed a year, chew over our favourite Olympic sports and try to dissect the latest controversy to hang over Mo Farah. We end the show with a chat about our favourite sports documentaries. If you’ve got recommendations of your own, get in touch on Twitter. Enjoy the show!Every week, Left Field's Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

TwoFootTalk
TFT Ep.86

TwoFootTalk

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2020 64:31


This weeks edition of TwoFootTalk is unique as it is the quarantine. YL takes us through the Australian A-League he watched as well as bringing you Random Sh*t. We go over PSG vs Haland, Donny Van debeek's future, Madrid rumors, Manchester United rumors, Cesc Fabregas, and even the Twitch revolution. YL also brings us two new segments called "Arguments I got into" and "Not Football". Join us people we still got the latest in football on #TFT. www.TwoFootTalk.com www.Twitter.com/TwoFootTalk www.Facebook.com/TwoFootTalk www.Twitter.com/shopaaj www.Twitter.com/tybond16 Music by: Prince Prodigy (@only_prodo) SPONSOR: Clarity Finances - www.ClarityFinances.com Starting a new business?Need help creating a budget? Managing a new business's finances? Finding the best way to do your taxes? Need a QuickBooks Specialist? Maybe you just want to find a way to help your business save money. Clarity Finances is who you want to call with multiple certifications, and QuickBooks expertise Julie covers the entire East coast with financial healing. Make sure to reach out for a free consultation when you mention TwoFootTalk. Check out her website for the number to call. HERES THE KICKER PEOPLE ITS A FREE CALL! Mention TwoFootTalk to get your free call to jump start your business.

Left Field
Life Without Football, Prison Champ, Listener Letters & Champions League of Sports Movies

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2020 69:26


We're not going to lie, Episode 39 is heavy on coronavirus and pork-related stories, and a little light on actual sport – for the better if you love rambling. At this point, as the world goes into lockdown, you probably aren't surprised to hear that. With a view to keeping sagging spirits high, Allen and Wogan dish out good weeks only in a first half of sort-of-football. People who hate Liverpool, Ronaldinho, Leyton Orient, the USWNT and Phil Neville all go under the microscope. After the break, we discuss the sun going down on all other sports and what it means for us and you. We also hear from friends of the show Tyson Fury and Tom Brady before ending with a rundown of our favourite sports movies... ones that didn't go straight to Covid-eo. Badum Tish. Enjoy! Every week, Left Field's Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Ole Beats Pep, Redknapp Ruse, Assist King Sancho, More Corona & UFC Bloaty Head

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2020 57:38


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is better than Pep Guardiola, Billy Gilmour is Scotland's new god, Jadon Sancho is the assist king, Carlos Tevez has still got it and a German keeper saves five...yes five(!) penalties in one game. It wasn't a good week to be a Spurs midfielder, is it ever? And what do Harry Redknapp and Caitlyn Jenner have in common? We investigate. The threat posed by coronavirus straddles the interval. We take a look at a few of the many sporting events that have been affected so far. The Six Nations limps on via Joe Marler's ball-tickling antics a ref blunder makes headlines in the XFL. Meanwhile in the UFC, it was a head – a battered, swollen head – that got people talking. We end in Melbourne where the Aussies won the Women's T20 World Cup. Congratulations to them. Enjoy!Every week, Left Field's Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Invincibles Safe, Foden Fun, Hypothermia, Coronavirus & A Bernie-Barry Barney

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2020 63:17


This week on Left Field, Arsenal's Invincibles breathe easy after Liverpool's surprise defeat to Watford, Phil Foden stars in the League Cup final, David Beckham's Inter Miami dream comes true, the Premier League launches a Hall of Fame, Bundesliga fans revolt, Real win El Clasico, Daniel Sturridge gets done for insider trading, a Polish lad breaks his nose trying an overhead kick and storm Jorge brings hypothermia to Ireland. In Not Football, the boys discuss the continued fallout from the spread of coronavirus, Wilder agrees to a third bout with Fury, pay-walled sports hit the headlines and an NFL legend causes a political storm on Twitter. We also cast an eye over the Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, picking teams we guarantee will be followed. Enjoy. Every week, Left Field's Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Flapianski Disaster, Neymarnival, VARadise Lost, Fury-Wilder & NHL Fairytales

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2020 63:35


An under-appreciated Olivier Giroud downs Spurs, VAR has (another) mare, Jurgen Klopp helps a cheeky 10-year-old go viral and Allen jinxes the Invincibles with untimely support for Lukasz Fabianski. Ahead of El Clasico there are mixed fortunes for Barcelona and Real Madrid as Messi bags four goals and Hazard fractures his leg trying a back-heel. Did Neymar get sent off so he could attend Carnival in Rio? Probably. And why are kneecaps on the agenda? Tyson Fury headlines the second half as we discuss the Gipsy King’s stunning Vegas victory against Deontay Wilder. Staying in North America, we discuss the NFL Combine – speed dating for American football, right? And how did a 42-year-old zamboni driver come to make his NHL debut against his own team? And what's a zamboni? Closer to home, and much to Wogan's dismay, England crush Ireland in the Six Nations. Enjoy! Every week, Left Field's Wogan and Allen dissect the latest in Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Ban City, Big Toffee Apples, Guendouzi Blues, ASStros & Slam Dunks

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2020 61:09


There's only one place to start Episode 35 and that's the news of Uefa's decision to ban Manchester City from the Champions League. Will it stick? Probably not, but that doesn't stop us discussing which of the chasing pack might benefit. Elsewhere, a couple of Toffees take the Big Apple by storm during the winter break. Somehow we resist the temptation to make an obvious pun. In north London, Matteo Guendouzi's decision to pick a fight with Mikel Arteta has backfired, while Mourinho thinks Sonaldo could be out for the season. On the continent, the Serie A title race is hotting up and Barcelona are pissing off their rivals with the pursuit of an 'emergency' striker signing. After the break, the Houston Astros suck at apologies, the NBA's Slam Dunk Contest proves controversial, rainbow flags make an all too brief appearance at rugby league, F1's jaunt to China gets cancelled and Tyson Fury eats lots of curry before hitting Deontay Wilder this weekend. Every week, Left Field's Wogan and Allen dissect the latest Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Winterlude, Penalty Shutouts, Bad David Luiz, XFL Success & Agony Aunt Debut

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2020 58:34


The Premier League may be enjoying a winter interlude but that hasn't stemmed the flow of football #content. Babies were made on Merseyside, penalties were missed in Japan, heads were hurt in Coventry, goals were scored in Milan, Kaka played in Hackney, Messi had a barney in Barcelona, David Luiz was a bad teammate and Phil Neville's wife gave a very odd interview. After the break, the boys discuss rumours of a Six, Seven or even Eight Nations tournament featuring South Africa, the XFL gets off to a flyer, eSports are dismissed as guff and we introduce a new Agony Aunt segment that you have to listen to because it may never happen again. Enjoy!Every week, Left Field's Wogan and Allen dissect the latest Football and Not Football. Subscribe to make sure you don't miss out, because that would be a real shame, wouldn't it?Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
Fighting Roy Keane, Italia Blighty, Snooker Farts, Banana Drama & Conor McGregor

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2020 67:24


This week on Left Field, Wogan and Allen's first half of football includes Roy Keane fighting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's corner, has-beens of the English game moving to Italy, Arsene Wenger's regret at leaving Arsenal's soul at Highbury, how the football season should change and why Sky Sports News is like a Samuel Beckett play. And as always, in the second half there's Not Football – the Super Bowl contenders have been decided, snooker is back but with added farts, the Australian Open tennis tournament has started and how should we feel about Conor McGregor?If you like Left Field, subscribe, rate, review, tell your mates and say hello on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. It all helps the algorithm, especially those five-star iTunes reviews.Subscribe: il.ink/leftfield_podTwitter: twitter.com/leftfield_podInstagram: instagram.com/leftfield_pod/Facebook: facebook.com/leftfieldpod/And your co-hosts...Allen: twitter.com/AAllenSportWogan: twitter.com/CathalWogan

Left Field
2019 Lefties: Awards for Kompany, Racism, Arsenal Fans, Salazar, Fury & More!

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2019 65:42


Our festive special is an end of year review dressed up as an awards ceremony. 'The Lefties' celebrate the good and bad of Football and Not Football in 2019; individuals, teams, sporting moments, the lot. Your boys Wogan and Allen share a few personal anecdotes along the way. Thanks to everyone for taking the time to listen to us over the last six months. We've come a long way in a short time and appreciate all the feedback and comments you've shared on our social channels. If you like what we do, remember to tell your friends, subscribe and leave us a review.

Left Field
Sonaldo Worldie, Big Dunc's Back, Russia's Doping Ban & NFL Shoot-outs

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2019 70:19


In-form Rashford, Big Dunc’s passion, Sonaldo’s solo stunner, broke Irishmen, blackout kits, a two-horse title race (?) and Arsenal finally win at the expense of Manuel’s dud Hammers. We cover the lot (and more) in a riveting first half of Football. After the break in Not Football, we discuss Russia’s big doping ban, review Anthony Joshua’s pummelling of a fat lad, pay homage to Caroline Wozniacki on her impending retirement and get excited about a high-scoring NFL game. There’s even some festive cheer along the way. Enjoy!

Left Field
Mourinho's First Week, Angry Sam 'Allardicio', Jon Hamm & SPOTY Arguments

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2019 62:35


Smug Mourinho, angry Allardyce and soon-to-be-sacked (?) Silva, Emery & Pellegrini; managers of all shapes and sizes come under the microscope in the first half. There's also room for Phil Jones, Zlatan, Aaron Ramsey and we discuss an epic 24 hours for Flamengo. After the interval, we cast an eye over the Davis Cup, half-heartedly talk cricket, question when Jon Hamm got so good at golf, marvel at a big punch and run through the BBC Sports Personality of the Year nominees. Enjoy!

Left Field
Keeper Clangers, Clash Of The Mediocre, Irish Rugby Anguish & Ghost Town Athletics

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2019 53:18


This week, Wogan and Allen face a challenge – how do you address the startling mediocrity that was on show during Arsenal's trip to Manchester United? Elsewhere in football's good and bad, two goalkeepers mess up, two careers are revived in Germany, and one club is literally a car crash. In part twol, Wogan forces himself to revisit Ireland's Rugby World Cup defeat to Japan, before the boys struggle to get to grips with the World Athletics Championships playing out in an empty stadium in Qatar, and a player too violent for the NFL. Bye, Vontaze.

Left Field
International edition! England-Kosovo, Ryan Giggs, Hospital Gun Shots, Australia's Ashes, US Open & NFL Week One

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2019 40:50


In an episode that critics are calling 'clearly recorded while one man is on an international break', Wogan and Allen discuss free-scoring England, happy Liechtensteiners, angry Albanians, a well-watched weekend of the Women's Super League and a Barcelona player in trouble for shooting a gun in a hospital. Part 1's football has a bit of everything this week. After the break, we pay homage to Australian droid Steve Smith (again), weigh up which US Open final was more significant – Rafa's win or Serena's defeat – then we end with NFL as Allen's New Orleans Saints start the season in dramatic fashion and Antonio Brown adds more chapters to his memoirs. Episode 13 is live. Enjoy!

Left Field
No Football Makes You Linsane

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2019 49:28


In this week's Left Field, Wogan and Allen limp towards the new football season. The spend the first half asking if pre-season tonkings matter, if Gareth Bale should learn Spanish and if Arsenal are subject to a voodoo curse, before debuting new segment Crystal Ball as they make predictions ahead of the Football League season kick-off. Just give us football, man. Then in the usual second half of not football, there's Ireland out-capitulating England in the cricket at Lord's, very wet Formula 1, Sergio Garcia being a dope, Jeremy Lin being sad, and a Top Four of young overachievers – despite Wogan's best attempts to introduce it wrong.Twitter: @leftfield_podInstagram: @leftfield_podWebsite: leftfieldpodcast.comWogan: @cathalwoganAllen: @AAllenSport

Left Field
Get Your Kits Out

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2019 38:46


Like a doomed manager switching formation yet again, Wogan and Allen try a fourth new microphone set-up for Episode 6. For a show that dedicates an entire half of its running time to football, it's slim pickings on the 'beautiful game' front but we still manage to cover Gareth Bale's trip to China, Steve Bruce's yin-yang managerial choices and all of the lovely and not so lovely new Premier League kits in a new edition of the further rebranded Top Four, Relegate Three. In the second half, we cover Shane Lowry's Open Championship celebrations, reflect on the Netball World Cup, and a half-heartedly attempt get to grip with the Tour de France. Wogan also boasts that he can run faster than a 96-year-old. Twice as fast! Enjoy.

Left Field
The Greatest Not Football Sunday

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 16, 2019 45:35


In Episode 5, Wogan and Allen reflect on a weekend when sport may have peaked. Not so much on the football front, although we still discuss Arsenal being a laughing stock, the upcoming AFCON final and a new list, a rebranded Top Four – this time of African Premier League players. After the break in not football, we dissect Lewis Hamilton's character flaws or lack of, contrasting Wimbledon finals and the gobsmacking finale to the Cricket World Cup.

Left Field
A Galaxy VAR, VAR Away

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2019 46:06


This week, your boys Wogan and Andrew Allen are neck-deep in VAR, which is going some way to ruining the Women's World Cup. Elsewhere in a first half of football, there is discussion of how England have bottled the European U-21 Championship, Rafa Benitez leaving Newcastle United and an unlikely punch-up at the Vue in Islington. That's before a second half of Not Football, where there is amazement at giant athletic teddy bear and NBA Draft #1 pick Zion Williamson, talk of baseball coming to London, a Wimbledon preview for the casual fan and a story about a dog.

Left Field
Go Team USA, Allegedly!

Left Field

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2019 34:49


Your boys Wogan and Andrew Allen give their mild to piri-piri takes on the Football in the first half of the new Left Field – including first impressions of the Women's World Cup, Michel Platini's corruption arrest, Qatar's unrelated place at Latin American football's top table. That's before Not Football takes centre stage in the second half, with the NBA-champ Toronto Raptors and new segment Sports Old White Guys Like, starring Gary Woodland and the Cricket World Cup.

The Football Girl Podcast
Josh Gordon fallout, Jeff Pearlman on his juicy USFL book

The Football Girl Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2018 41:35


Think the new NFL rules are too stringent? So does host Melissa Jacobs who contemplates how to even tackle anymore. Melissa also shouts into the void: JOSH GORDON NEEDS HELP, NOT FOOTBALL. Then Jeff Pearlman joins to discuss his new book, Football For a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL on the ambitious league that lasted just three seasons (1983-1985), despite producing names like Herschel Walker, Jim Kelly and Steve Young. Pearlman discusses his love of the long defunct league, how Donald Trump ultimately destroyed it and what the new spring leagues can learn from the USFL. Plus, Pearlman on his robust marketing efforts and advice for potential first time authors. Order the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Football-Buck-Crazy-Crazier-Demise/dp/0544454383/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8 The Rundown 5:15: Melissa on the NFL taking their tackling rules too far 6:45: Melissa on the Josh Gordon and our obsession with player over person JEFF PEARLMAN JOINS 12:48: Why Pearlman fell in love with the USFL 15:15: The crazy way the USFL developed the combine system 19:15: Pearlman on the best trade of all-time 21:20: Why then NFL commissioner told Donald Trump he'd never be a franchise owner 23:06: Trump's days with USFL epitomizes past is prologue 28:45: What the two new springs leagues can learn from the USFL 32:00: Pearlman on his robust and unique efforts to market his book 39:10: Pearlman's advice to those who want to write their first book.

Shutdown Fullcast
The Best Not-Football Things We Experienced

Shutdown Fullcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2018 68:32


Here we are, rapidly approaching the end of the Not-Football. In this period of time, we, your hosts, have immersed ourselves in culture so that we might ignore our families unless they would like to watch us play video games. We have also done this so we can tell you about our experiences - the books, movies, TV, music, and so forth that we enjoyed the most during Not-Football, some of it hilariously dated because we're all living on dad time. Also, if you need to do a book report on The Great Gatsby but haven't read the book, just listen to this episode and you'll get a C.

That's Not Football
A Wild Garoppolo – Week 2 of the 2016 Season – TNF 002

That's Not Football

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2016 27:59


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THAT’S NOT FOOTBALL SHOW NOTES On this week’s episode of That’s Not Football the guys talk about RG3 taking sliding lessons, Tom Brady being trampled by a wild Garoppolo, the mediocrity that is Jeff Fisher and … Continued The post A Wild Garoppolo – Week 2 of the 2016 Season – TNF 002 appeared first on TPE Network.

That's Not Football
Baby Browns – Week 1 of the 2016 Season – TNF 001

That's Not Football

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2016 29:32


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THAT’S NOT FOOTBALL SHOW NOTES It’s the debut episode of That’s Not Football. Join Hank and Mello as they discuss all the latest news from around the NFL and beyond. This week the guys play 25 … Continued The post Baby Browns – Week 1 of the 2016 Season – TNF 001 appeared first on TPE Network.

That's Not Football
That’s Not Football – Promo

That's Not Football

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2016 1:02


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THAT’S NOT FOOTBALL SHOW NOTES The creators of the NFL Fan Podcast bring you their spinoff show called That’s Not Football. Spawned from the segment of the same name That’s Not Football delivers a fun take … Continued The post That’s Not Football – Promo appeared first on TPE Network.