The Football Ramble

The Football Ramble

United Kingdom

The Football Ramble emerged from London towards the end of 2007 as a genuinely refreshing football voice, and quickly established itself as one of the most influential and entertaining shows about the world's most popular sport. It is now the largest independent football brand in the UK and a must-listen for any discerning fan that enjoys the more entertaining side of the game. From sold out live shows to broadcasting from major tournaments, The Football Ramble has it covered. Join them every week.

Episodes

...And You Will Know Him by the Trail of Reds  

An absolutely classic FA Cup weekend is pored over with relish, Mario Balotelli is up to his old tricks and Brendan Rodgers chimes in with a monumental dig. There's also news of some terrible parenting from the footballing dads, Mark McGhee flips his lid and Vietnam, Mexico and Argentina... Well, they don't let us down. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

FA Cup Preview Show: 17th February 2017  

The FA Cup returns yet again - that's not going to change - and we look ahead to Lincoln's battering ram, Matt Rheade, taking on the homely might of Burnley. We bully Leicester, dream of Sutton's roly poly goalie and David Wagner's potential pitch side shenanigans. There's an unwelcome return for Venky's and we wave goodbye to one of the greats of the game, Mr Mark Clattenburg. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Loooooosah  

The war of words and voicemails between Stoke and West Brom continues, we write Leicester's obituary through bitter tears and David Moyes rallies the troops... for a holiday. Elsewhere Diego Maradona has a new contender for his title of greatest ever player, there's dad vandalism and news of Pete's unusual furniture choices. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Premier League Preview Show: 10th February 2017  

There's football afoot so naturally we talk about a tattoo of Adam Lallana as a llama and Djibril Cisse and Royston Drenthe's latest musical projects. Sean Dyche airs some traditional views, there's a vision of a tough afternoon for Joey Barton, the legendary Linford Grimes gets a long overdue mention and our inbox overfloweth with footballing listeners and incredible dad behaviour. Visit us at thefootballramble.com, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/footballramble. This show is sponsored by bet365.

Palace in Chains  

We pick through the wreckage of Crystal Palace's battering from Sunderland and marvel at Hull's resurgence at the expense of knackered old Liverpool, while there's yet more bother about a handshake. Elsewhere we look fondly back at Sergio Aguero's career, apparently over now Gabriel Jesus has arrived, we have some astounding entries regarding the listener who's played at the highest level and while we're on the subject of emails, Pete gets what's been coming to him. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Premier League Preview Show: 3rd February 2017  

This week we hit the sweet spot between Arsenal losing to Watford then heading off to face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. What joy for one of us in particular. Aside from that we get to rejoice at Saido Berahino's escape from his West Brom hell, only for him to have to return straight to it, enjoy England legend Peter Crouch cracking out the robot and hear of the frankly appalling man management of one Paul Merson. Visit us at thefootballramble.com, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/footballramble. This show is sponsored by bet365.

Brown bright brown  

What a weekend in the FA Cup. We ponder whether the future of match coverage involves more dads than it currently does, Sutton United and Lincoln City cause a footballing revelry from one usually composed anchor and we get an update on Pete's baffling childhood. On top of that there are tennis balls flying in from over the place and some debatable entries for the listener playing at the highest level. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

FA Cup Preview Show: 27th January 2017  

"Strange winds" have been afoot as Southampton maraud into the EFL Cup final and the FA Cup returns to obliterate all expectations. Hopefully. Also it turns out that Darren Bent has tonnes and tonnes of trainers, Big Sam's brings out some classic hits for the closing leg of his farewell tour and we "learn" about radio professional Pete Donaldson's box of buttons. Visit us at thefootballramble.com, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/footballramble. This show is sponsored by bet365.

Thru the eyes of Rooney  

Rooney, Rooney, Rooney, record, record, record etc etc. IT'S DONE. It's over and we can all move on. Aside from that we pore over Steve Bruce scaling Ross McCormack's fence, Jose Mourinho's dastardly farmyard shenanigans and what it would be like to serve under Sam Allardyce in a war. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Premier League Preview Show: 20th January 2017  

Lots of confusion about whether you can commit a handball without a hand this week - you know how this works by now - as well as fears for Man City's collective work rate if Yaya has another casual stroll of a game and some delicious cup upsets. Pete also gets involved with puns even though he hates them and there are some choice words for Steve McManaman. Visit us at thefootballramble.com, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/footballramble. This show is sponsored by bet365.

I'm not sure I understand  

We're back to ruminate on the big issues, like which Man City player you'd want with you when the zombies come, Andy Carroll's magical whip and Jonathan Pearce doing what Jonathan Pearce does. As if that isn't enough there's Paul Pogba's online presence failing to perform out in the real world, the African Cup of Nations deliver as always and there's a call for airborne serpents Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Premier League Preview Show: 13th January 2016  

This week on your soothsaying, future influencing Football Ramble Big Sam and Tony Pulis face off in the dugouts and wherever they negotiate transfers from, Luke fires further shots at Arsenal and their individual improvement or lack thereof while we look ahead to Man United vs Liverpool. Will anyone see red? We don't know but maybe. Elsewhere Ramble favourite King Kazu returns because the man just will not stop and Marcus has an axe to grind. You'll see what we mean. Visit us at thefootballramble.com, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/footballramble. This show is sponsored by bet365.

This noble activity  

This week on your rip-roaring, FA Cup-loving, four man Ramble, we're all about the magic of the cup, the magic of football team mascots and the magic of having listeners email in offering 'alternative' viewpoints to our ill thought out opinions. Keep 'em coming guys - we read at least 10% of them! There's also time for a preposterous Steve McManaman mini-meltdown, some magnificent local commentary, a very respectful look at Wayne Rooney's achievements and the emergence of a giant corn on the cob. Martin Allen was available for comment but HE DEFINITELY WASN'T CRYING AND ANYONE WHO SAYS HE WAS IS A LIAR Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

FA Cup Preview Show: 6th January 2017  

The FA Cup is back and Spurs take on Aston Villa, Man City negotiate the potential banana skin of West Ham, Brentford face "Mad Dog" Martin "Mad Dog" Allen's Eastleigh, Liverpool take on the potential banana skin of Plymouth and Hull and Swansea have another go at football in a different competition. Visit us at thefootballramble.com, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/footballramble. This show is sponsored by bet365.

Dallas Does Donaldson  

The Mike Dean Premier League rumbles on and on and on, Pep Guardiola gets in a right grump and there's a potential return for Sol "But I'm Sol Campbell" Campbell. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Premier League Preview Show: 30th December 2016  

Arsenal host Big Sam's Crystal Palace in the return of #arscry, West Ham visit the wounded foxes of Leicester, Liverpool and Man City have a ding dong at Anfield and Man United probably thrash Middlesbrough. Visit us at thefootballramble.com, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/footballramble. This show is sponsored by bet365.

Premier League Preview Show: 23rd December 2016  

Chelsea rouse the players who didn't get themselves banned over Christmas for a visit from Bournemouth, Swansea host West Ham in a game with huge comic potential, Joe Allen's Stoke visit Liverpool and the Spurs head to the Southampton. Visit us at thefootballramble.com, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/footballramble. This show is sponsored by bet365.

Superclup  

The London Stadium starts to pay off with excellent work from its posts, the highlight of the footballing year - the World Club Cup - comes to and end and we get some confusing insight into the architecture of the Donaldson family home. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Premier League Preview Show: 16th December 2016  

Two thigh rubbers with Man City hosting Arsenal and the Merseyside derby, West Brom square up to Man United and Bournemouth host Southampton in easily the most important South Coast derby. Visit us at thefootballramble.com, follow us on Twitter @footballramble and like us on Facebook at facebook.com/footballramble. This show is sponsored by bet365.

Pardsmaths  

A bad week for Bayern Munich as the absolute losers draw Arsenal in the Champions League, Leicester remember that they're champions and Alan Pardew moves up the table with some stats, it's just that the table is one that only he can see. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

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