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

International Preview Show: 24th March 2017  

The Festival of Lukas Podolski is sadly over and we hope you're well recovered from the thrill of it all. Thankfully there's international football aplenty to fill that void. Roy Keane has an unorthodox yet very predictable tactic to stop Gareth Bale, Belgium stop showing off and pick a sensible squad and we hear surprising news about Papa Donaldson's daily routine. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

We were relegated before the ship even sank  

Football moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it. This certainly seems to be happnening to poor old David Moyes, while Pep Guardiola is full of the joys of spring and James Milner is as busy as ever. Elsewhere there are tetchy scenes at Selhurst Park and the Bayern Munich bench, as well as a surprising van update. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Premier League Preview Show: 17th March 2017  

This week there are more travel problems for Man United, like every time they leave Manchester, Leicester look like giving the Jamie Vardy a movie a happy ending and the London Stadium finally lightens up, for an odd reason. As if this isn't enough there's some insight into Middlesbrough's strategy in finding a new manager and there is MASSIVE news regarding one of everyone's favourite footballing names. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Crowbarred music reference  

It's all over for poor Lincoln and we look ahead to what comes next for the Cowley brothers, we learn that one of our number has experience with black magic and get unnecessary news of a pilates class. Elsewhere there's a personalised number plate update and Luke has beef with a listener, and possibly for his interrupted lunch. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

FA Cup Preview Show: 10th March 2017  

Baaaarcelona! We all try to calm down after one of the most glorious comebacks in... ever, but we just can't and we're not sorry. The Premier League and the FA Cup resume together this weekend as Lincoln try to put the boot in to Arsenal as much as the rest world does, Jose Mourinho weighs in with one of his less impressive digs and we hear Hayley McQueen's surprising roaming accent syndrome. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Big Money in Massive China  

The curse of the Ramble strikes again as West Brom’s Champions League charge hit the bricks, Anthony Taylor prepares for his nuptials in style, or a sort of style, and the pressure of getting a protest chant right causes some confusion. Marcus's improv skills are called into action on a massive scales and we learn of an upcoming BEAM BACK. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Premier League Preview Show: 3rd March 2017  

Some absolute thigh rubbers coming up this weekend, particularly with West Brom's charge into Europe gathering force. We also try to invent some new tabloid guff and there's some surprisingly pricey bus vandalism. Elsewhere there is frankly unsurprising news of Pete's adventures in the pound shop. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Where Moyes fears to tread  

It's a significant moment at Ramble HQ as our beloved Zlatan claims his first trophy in England. There's abject misery from David Moyes and Mick McCarthy, "applausey things" and Tim Sherwood finding a winning formula. We also hear tales of some footballing mums, and they've not let us down. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook.

Premier League Preview Show: 24th February 2017  

This week sees a missed job opportunity for Tim "Tim but Dim" Sherwood and we figure out where he and others are in line for one of the most prestigious jobs in football Ronald Koeman's Twitter feed makes a welcome and inevitable return, Leicester annoy us, Wayne Rooney has a decision to make, Leicester annoy us and Ranieri annoys them enough that he gets sacked - AFTER THE SHOW IS RECORDED, WHAT A SURPRISE. Find us online at thefootballramble.com, @footballramble on Twitter and facebook.com/footballramble on Facebook. This show is sponsored by bet365.

...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.

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