The Long Ball Street

The Long Ball Street

United States

According to the internet, and co-host Matt Wilson, The Long Ball Street is the best football podcast out there. And if the internet knows anything it's stuff like this. In a virtual world drowning in football podcasts, Ball Street aims to bring you something a little different. We were set up to create an independent and authentic alternative the mainstream media, with fans at the heart of everything we do. As well as reacting to events in the football world, we'll be talking to fan channels like Arsenal Fan TV and Redmen TV on the content they produce, as well as interviewing football personalities like Jimmy Bullard and Ian Wright. The Long Ball Street isn't just another football podcast. It's THE football podcast...* *Matt Wilson and the internet.


Episode 44 - Love and hate - the psychology of football fans  

Today we’re going slightly off kilter as we discuss the psychology of supporting a football team. We’re not aiming to answer any definitive questions or trying to solve what makes us feel about football and our clubs, but more find anecdotal evidence of fandom and where that comes from… See you at the far post.

Episode 44 - Fighting at football and existing in the Championship  

Flav and Matt are joined James and Adam as they ask the question whether fighting at football is a good thing, is it important for your club to have a 'hard image', and as supporters of Championship clubs we discuss whether promotion is important at all... See you at the far post

Episode 43 - Gary Neville, ArsenalFanTV and Periscope ruining football  

Episode 43 - Gary Neville, ArsenalFanTV and Periscope ruining football by Ball Street

Episode 42 - Berahino, Gabriel Jesus and Chelsea v Arsenal  

An impromptu offpist podcast this week, no running order, no plan, just whatever came into our minds about the world of football this week. We talk about Berahino, Pulis, Gabriel Jesus, whether we want Messi in English football. See you at the far post.

Episode 41 - Ryan Mason, Van Basten and the shame of the tabloids  

The Long Ball Street returns as Flav and Matt discuss the fall out of the Ryan Mason injury, Van Basten's suggestions for making football better and the shame of the English gutter press. It's good to be back - we'll see you at the far post.

Episode 40 - Costa, Payet and player power feat. The Redmen TV  

The Long Ball Street podcast returns with Paul and Chris from The Redmen TV as they tackle the thorny issue of player loyalty. Focusing on the current crusades of Diego Costa and Dimitri Payet, the boys try and figure out who is a fault and why... See you at the far post.

Episode 39 - The amazing story of Paul Canoville  

Paul Canoville's story is one of the more incredible in the world of football, and we don't want to spoil any of it in this description. If you haven't heard of him then you certainly don't know, and if you have then you probably don't know it all. We'll see you at the far post.

Episode 38 - Tottenham's league challenge, Alexis Sanchez and toilet talk  

Matt is away on paternity leave so James steps in with Flav as they discuss the problem with mercurial players, Alexis Sanchez, Tottenham's charge for the league title, and who would be a manager. See you at the far post.

Episode 37 - Review of the year and the Long Ball Street awards  

It's the last podcast of the year, Flav and Matt join to review the year of football that was and go through the Ball Street awards. See you at the far post.

Episode 36 - the new superpower, glory hunters, and football is fixed  

Flav and Matt return to discuss the new superpower in world football in China, the plight of the glory hunters, and how the clubs are finally leading the way in pricing of football matches. See you at the far post. Merry Christmas

Episode 35 - The FA, the Merseyside Derby, McGregor and Labour  

Matt and Flav are back together. We talk about reforming the FA, the beauty of the rivalry between Everton and Liverpool, the solution to the Mayweather v McGregor fight and women going into labour. See you at the far post.

Episode 34 - RB Leipzig, useless pundits and pet hates in football  

We talk about the 'evil' that is RB Leipzig, our pet hates in modern football and why the press in football in the UK irritate so many. James fills in for Matt who had a whole home to move. We'll see you at the far post.

Episode 33 - Smiv of Palmers FC  

Smiv of Palmers FC joins Flav and Matt in the Ball Street studios as his team prepares to face the might of YouTube football outfit Hashtag FC. Smiv talks about being a YouTuber back in 2008, when being a YouTuber wasn't even a thing. We speak about the reasons for starting Palmers, and what made him turn the camera on. He also recounts some of the mental stuff that happens up and down the country on England's Sunday League pitches, and dealing with the pressure of being rated as the best amateur side in the land. See you at the far post.

Episode 32 - Strippers, Safe Standing and Adam Lallana  

Just Flav and Matt this week as they talk about Adam Lallana's penchant for strippers, Matt tells a story about how he and the world's most famous pop star attempted to pull a woman with a limp, we discuss how Sean Dyche and Tony Pulis sent for the Premier League's best managers and we revisit the issue of safe standing. See you at the far post.

Episode 30 - Laurence from the True Geordie podcast  

Laurence joins Matt and Flav from the True Geordie podcast. We talk about pretty much absolutely everything... but some about Loz's relationship with TG, trolling in the comments, and the problems with fan made media. See you at the far post.

Episode 30 - The trouble with running ArsenalFanTV  

Robbie from Arsenal Fan Tv join Flav and Matt in the Ball Street studio to discuss the challenges behind the scenes of running one of youtube's biggest football channels. We talk about the accusations made in the mainstream press that Arsenal Fan TV provide tickets to interviewees on the channel, the issues of providing people like Claude who suffer from mental health problems with a platform that's witnessed by hundreds of thousands of people weekly. And with the advent of new media, how have Arsenal Football Club reacted to the success of the channel? Plus Robbie and Flav go at it over the North London Derby. See you at the far post

Episode 29 - Jack Collison - West Ham, retirement and Millwall  

Ex-Premier League midfielder Jack Collison joins Flav this week. We look at how Jack ended up at West Ham as a youngster. He went on to play over 100 games for the East End club before his career was sadly cut short by injury. Flav and Jack discuss how he coped mentally with the injury setbacks, early retirement and THAT game against Millwall. We also talk about Jack’s soccer school and ambitions for the future. See you at the far post.

Episode 28 - Referees are only human  

Everyone hates referees... even other referees. Matt and Flav respond to the recent comments made by Graham Poll about Mark Clattenburg, that he's ego driven and actively looks to give less to fans that give him stick during a game. Is there an issue with the quality of referring, the lack of objectivity, and is it time the robots ran the game? We also talk at the quotes made by Burnley Chief Executive, Paul Fletcher, as he advises that West Ham's London Stadium be torn down and built again to make it fit for purpose. It's just not a football ground he says. We also ask why football fans are so ruddy fickle. All this and more on the Long Ball Street. We'll see you at the far post.

Episode 27 - Brain injuries, the point of the League Cup, the bile in Twitter, and gay footballers  

Flav and Matt are joined by the office intern this week, his name is Adam. We charged Adam with finding us four subjects from around the world of football, then we had a go at tackling them. We ask what's the point of the league cup, is it now okay for footballers to be gay, Victor Anichebe and players on twitter, and the scientific fact that heading a football causes brain damage. See you at the far post.

Episode 26 - Anwar Uddin - Ruptured abuductors, West Ham dressing room and asian footballers  

Being an Asian professional footballer. Anwar Uddin is the Diversity and Campaign manager for Football Supporters Federation, he is also an ex-professional for West Ham, Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol Rovers, Dagenham and Redbridge, Barnet, Sutton United and Eastbourne. He’s also a Bengali Muslim. Flav is joined by James in the absence of Matt. We talk to Anwar about his experiences as a pro footballer from an ethnic minority. He cut his teeth at West Ham during one of the greatest generation of youth players ever seen. He shared the dressing room with Ian Wright, Joe Cole, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick, Leon Britton, and Frank Lampard. It wasn't always easy, but Uddin was a big part of the atmosphere at the club and has amazing stories to tell. Oh and there's the usual stories of horrendous injuries that will turn your stomach... See you at the far post.

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