The Magic Sponge - Series 3

The Magic Sponge - Series 3

United Kingdom

They’re back with more new episodes! Former footballer and jungle celebrity Jimmy Bullard is joined by comedians Rob Beckett and Ian Smith plus a weekly guest to talk about the beautiful game and their sometimes ridiculous experiences in professional football. Tweet us using #MagicSponge.

Episodes

Tony Warner Remembers Everything  

S5 Ep6 - Tony Warner is back with more ridiculously funny stories. This time he's got a bunch on Jimmy too. Stories include; Dennis Rodman, Steve Harkness, Chris Baird and Chris Coleman... all of which are pure gold. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Tony Warner The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and assistant producer Dorian James

The Beast is in da HOUSE!  

S5 Ep5 - We have the biggest man in all the leagues DaRealAkinfenwa on the show! The Strongest man in football has some brilliant chants to his name as well as a number of great stories about THAT penalty and his time in Lithuania. BEAST MODE ON. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Kevin Gallen and Adebayo Akinfenwa The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and assistant producer Dorian James

Agent Ridgewell needs a new watch...  

S5 Ep4 - Jimmy tries to explain away Pascal Chimbonda's revelation while the boys wait for Liam Ridgewell. Ridgy gives us the lowdown on his newspaper scandal as well a few Hendrie stories. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Jimmy Bullard and Liam Ridgewell The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Perason

Clinton O'Morrison  

S5 Ep3 - Clinton 'O' Morrison risks the wrath of Roy Keane to tell the boys what really happened in Japan, his bust up with Danny Mills and sharing a room with Graham Stack. Starring: Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Kevin Gallen and Clinton Morrison The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and assistant producer Dorian James

Invincible Graham Stack  

S5 Ep2 - Graham Stack has stories to rival the best we've had on here, and that is saying something. Arsenal, the Invincibles, Pennant, Keown, Parlour, Reading, Danny Rose & Fabian Delph, David Seaman, Dodgy gear... The list goes on and on. to put it simply... ENJOY! Starring: Jimmy Bullard, Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Graham Stack The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson assistant producer Dorian James

Rohan Ricketts is worth the wait!  

S5 Ep1 - The Magic Sponge is back for another series and it's off to a belter with the world travelling Rohan Ricketts joining Rob, Ian and Jimmy. From the moment Rohan enters the room 15mins late, having been delayed by food poisoning, it's a whirlwind of a show. Just don't ask Jimmy about how Leatherhead are getting on. Jimmy Bullard, Ian Smith, Rob Beckett, Rohan Ricketts The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson with Dorian James assistant producer.

How big is Jimmy's Bed?  

S5 Teaser - The Magic Sponge is nearly back... While these 10 minutes aren't quite your usual full episode, they may well be the funniest 10 minutes the boys have ever made. Turns out Ian has a theme tune and Jimmy doesn't understand bed sizes. New series starts Wednesday 1st March! The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson

Tony Warner and the Devil Fish  

S4 Ep6 - Jimmy Bullard's old pal Tony Warner comes in armed with a note pad of stories from his Liverpool, Millwall and Hull days and doesn't disappoint. Jimmy's celebrating his first win as manager and Smithy's been promoted to first team coach at The One Bell. It's a hell of a series finale! The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson.

Seth 'The Negotiator' Johnson  

S4 Ep5 - Seth Johnson joins the boys to talk about "that negotiation" and to put the record straight on Lee Hendrie. Jimmy gives us a bit more insight into his foray into management and Ian Smith's been promoted to ASSISTANT MANAGER! It's all happening... The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson

Jimmy 'The Gaffer' Bullard  

S4 Extra - Seeing how Jimmy has just become manager of Leatherhead FC we thought we'd do a little extra podcast for all the fans out there that want to know a little more. It's more serious than the usual pre-season p*ss ups but not exactly high brow. The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson.

Perry 'out-of-work' Groves and 'Ole Gunnar' Gallen  

S4 Ep4 - Arsenal cult hero Perry Groves gives Rob Beckett a going over after stealing his Absolute Radio gig on Saturday afternoons. As Jimmy Bullard is off looking after his new side Leatherhead FC we have the James Milner of the Sponge Kev Gallen to step in. Plus it turns out, as we all knew, 'The Tuesday Club' was a well-oiled machine. The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter and Sam Pearson.

The Chronicles of Barry Fry  

S4 Ep3 - The legendary Barry Fry joins Jimmy, Rob and Ian armed with so many unbelievable stories it's hard to know where to begin... Jailed chairman, the saviour George Best, managing Jimmy, Peterborough United as well as the numerous sackings by Stan Flashman. They are some of the best stories in the history of football! The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Tony Cottee... and Kev Gallen!  

S4 Ep2 - Once the most expensive British transfer, Tony Cottee joins the team to talk about pre-season tours, 30 man bundles, rugby-football, hide and seek... and a lot of stories that would NEVER happen today. And if that wasn't enough, Kev Gallen makes his presence known as Jimmy's stand in by breaking a chair with his bear hands. The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Glen 'Blakey' Little  

S4 Ep1 - WE"RE BACK WITH A BELTER! Burnley and Reading fan-favourite Glen Little joins Jimmy, Rob and Ian for the first episode of the new series. His story about Gazza is worth listening to alone not to mention his tales of the great Stan Ternent's regime and 'Arry's 'Oliday Camp... Oh and his Chris Eubank impression is uncanny. The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

The Sponge is Back... Nearly  

S4 Teaser - The Magic Sponge returns next week for a brand new series but in the mean time Rob and Ian have a little chat about what they've been up to... while Jimmy is on his death bed. The Magic Sponge is a Dot Dot Dot Production for Dave, produced by Joel Porter, Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Jon 'The Beast' Parkin  

S3 Ep8 - It's not only Adebayo Akinfenwa who's known as 'The Beast' in football, fellow striker Jon Parkin shares that nickname... and for good reason! The notorious Yorkshireman joins Rob Beckett and co to tell us about who he hates in football as well as numerous stories about faeces. Meanwhile, Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith join forces to commentate on Jon's wondergoal at Forest Green Rovers. We'd lover to hear your ideas for a new feature, tweet at #MagicSponge or leave a review! Also remember to watch the two animated clips on YouTube and tweet @join_dave #MoreMagicSponge to get that fourth series! The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Animated Jimmy  

S3 Extra - We've taken two of Jimmy's best stories and immortalised them as short animated films for your viewing pleasure! You can watch them on YouTube by searching for "Magic Sponge", head to #MagicSponge on Twitter or take a look on the Dave website. The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Unprofessional Lee Hendrie  

S3 Ep7 - Former Aston Villa midfielder and single England cap winner Lee Hendrie joins the lads for more anecdotes from a career in football. Not the most professional during his playing days Lee brings some outstanding stories including going out drinking with Peter Crouch and one unbelievable story about goalkeeper Stefan Postma. With Rob Beckett late, Ian Smith takes his chance at helming the podcast while in a Magic Sponge first Jimmy Bullard comes prepared, bringing stories of a dead duck and confetti at Hull City. The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Referee Mark Halsey  

S3 Ep6 - Former ref Mark Halsey reveals the politics behind being a referee, the headaches that were Michael Brown and Craig Bellamy, and how he was in the same hotel with the celebrating Man City fans after refereeing their Second Division play off final win over Gillingham. This week Ian Smith takes the lead in the commentary game with Rob Beckett and Jimmy Bullard letting their imaginations run wild. The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

How Welsh is Kit Symons?  

S3 Ep5 - Former Fulham manager Christopher "Kit" Symons joins Jimmy Bullard, Rob Beckett and Ian Smith in the studio for some more football banter. Turns out the Welsh hero isn't actually as Welsh as you would have thought... We also hear about how to get out of training with Chris "Cookie" Coleman and when Jimmy threw his assistant manager's flip flop in a canal. The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

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