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 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.

22 Clubs Steve Claridge  

S3 Ep4 - A whirlwind of an episode! Known for his bags of energy, journeyman striker Steve Claridge used every second of his fleeting time in the studio to talk about his rollercoaster career before unceremoniously shooting off to take training as Manager-Director at Salisbury FC. Just like his playing career, we're left questioning "will he be back?" The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Joe 'Jaws' Jordan  

S3 Ep3 - The old-school Scottish striker put the fear into the boys with his calm demeanour and iron handshake. Joe Jordan had a top playing career, plying his trade at Manchester United, the Clough-era Leeds United and even became a fan-favourite at AC Milan, known as Lo Squalo, before coaching Harry Redknapp's Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur. Jimmy reveals a past career in home improvement. The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Not GK Paul Robinson  

S3 Ep2 - We may be two episodes into a new chart-topping series but Jimmy Bullard, Rob Beckett and Ian Smith have been left without a guest for the second week running when goalkeeper Paul Robinson gets a trial at a new club. Typical. Who can Jimmy get on the phone to save the day? The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Top of the League!  

S3 Extra – The lads have made it to the top of the iTunes comedy charts and are over the moon! Give us a review and tweet your mates – let’s get #MagicSponge above Serial… The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

Not Iain Dowie  

S3 Ep1 - You lot tweeted #MoreMagicSponge and Dave delivered! Thanks Dave. Jimmy Bullard, Rob Beckett and Ian Smith catch up after their break, including talk about Jimmy’s new show on London Live, his appearance on Storage Hunters UK, how he couldn’t answer the phone when he was younger and the lads try their hands at being football commentators. And guest Iain Dowie doesn't turn up. A typical start to the new series. The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson and Chris Reidy.

A Special Guest  

S2 Ep6 - Ian decided to take it on himself to book a special guest for the final episode of the series... what could go wrong?! Jimmy tells us he's been channeling Sir David Attenborough and teaching people about peregrine falcons. The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson.

The Eloquent Stewart Castledine  

S2 Ep5 - Former Wimbledon midfielder and BBC presenter Stewart Castledine stepped in at the last minute to replace the injured Mark Bright, and thank heavens he did! From getting inside Jimmy's head with his long words and the incredible stories from his time as part of the infamous Crazy Gang, this makes for one hell of an episode! The Magic Sponge is a Pixiu production for Dave, produced by Sam Pearson.

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