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The Irish boys were right about this podcast, it is extremely good. This afternoon I've been enjoying the St Stephen's Day edition; hearing John Barnes talk for fifteen minutes is a very pleasant way to see out the year.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 31 December 2013 17:11 (four years ago) Permalink

Thought the (replayed) dunphy interview on xmas special was exceptional

Hits different buttons to guardian podcast but room for both imo

i kid because i glove (darraghmac), Friday, 3 January 2014 15:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Been relying heavily on those two and The Anfield Wrap to get me through the festive period. I particularly like SC's balance of interesting and a bit of depth. They also drop the odd what-seems-like-an-insider-titbit. Less discretion please.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 3 January 2014 17:49 (four years ago) Permalink

I even listen to the rugby segments...which is something

i kid because i glove (darraghmac), Friday, 3 January 2014 19:22 (four years ago) Permalink

I know; the extended piece yesterday on the problems caused by Welsh secession was fascinating.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 3 January 2014 19:35 (four years ago) Permalink

xps that Dunphy interview was beautiful, what a joy. Thanks for the tip, I'd skipped that thinking it was one of the non-footy episodes.

Ismael Klata, Friday, 3 January 2014 20:40 (four years ago) Permalink

tell me about "the anfield rap", ismael

subaltern 8 (Michael B), Saturday, 4 January 2014 02:07 (four years ago) Permalink

or WRAP even

subaltern 8 (Michael B), Saturday, 4 January 2014 02:08 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm sure you could guess. It's a post-match (sometimes immediately post-match) dissection of lfc, either euphoric or despondent as circumstances dictate, featuring lots of people talking over each other and being scouse. I think it's linked to local radio somehow, so is fairly professional, but I don't actually know anyone involved unless they've got Russell Brand or someone on for an interview.

I like it, it's quite amusing without getting in the way of being very in-depth on eg the problems with Johnson or Coutinho.

Ismael Klata, Saturday, 4 January 2014 08:15 (four years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

haven't been podcasting cos different work/commuting arrangements but threw a few of these on for the flights last week and it really is great stuff

fedora, wherever it may find her (darraghmac), Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:54 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Ken Early's sarcastic excited delivery of scorned projected attitudes is so great

I would absolutely d/l audiobooks read by him on p much any subject, the less he liked the material the better

local eire man (darraghmac), Sunday, 26 October 2014 02:18 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Nobody else? Sad for ye.

Really thought there was scope to get ilf into the GAA via the back door here

The difficult earlier reichs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 01:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Only football podcast I listen to now. Some shit regular contributors but still so much better than anything else out there.

The story of a Romanian (Blandford Forum), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 15:07 (two years ago) Permalink

never got through more than five mins of the guardian football one. second captains is best, even with the shit contributors and occasional moron like marcotti.

mcdevitt is a brilliant and ken early is generally funny once left to roam. the non-football one is great too - best gaelic football coverage i've ever heard if that's not damning with faint praise. mcconville and moyles are brilliant.

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 16:19 (two years ago) Permalink

It's the only football podcast I listen to, bar occasionally listening to the guardian one.

I even occasionally listen to the general sports podcast despite ignorance of GAA, though not if there's too much rugby talk.

Ken Early waxing lyrical on a long monologue about Jose Mourinho or Brendan Rogers or Keane or Moyes is always informative and always a pleasure.

Cuombas (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 16:40 (two years ago) Permalink

Also yes if marcotti is on I tend not to listen. Boring old bloviating neoliberal wwf-fan fuck who knows fuck all about football

Cuombas (jim in glasgow), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 16:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Fair on marcotti I always assume theyre leveraging some foreign market shit with his involvement.

The difficult earlier reichs (darraghmac), Wednesday, 6 January 2016 17:31 (two years ago) Permalink

I should listen to this more. Its quality.

i;m thinking about thos Beans (Michael B), Friday, 8 January 2016 12:48 (two years ago) Permalink

i swear i can tolerate nearly anyone on it but i just turn it off the minute i hear marcotti. he is clueless, arrogant and deliberately obtuse.

japanese mage (LocalGarda), Friday, 8 January 2016 12:51 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

its may 2017 and i now actually pay for a podcast

spud called maris (darraghmac), Friday, 5 May 2017 14:26 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

sean dyche interview with richie sadlier was vg

spud called maris (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 May 2017 22:52 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

only recently got into this, love it -- v much a fan of early's analysis

marcotti sucks. he's on ESPN a bunch and i can't stand him

jason waterfalls (gbx), Monday, 12 June 2017 14:07 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

the (subscriber) podcasts on non-sport can be great

the mark blyth discussion is the most interesting political/social analysis ive heard in a long long time

the clodding of the american mind (darraghmac), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 23:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

episode on serena williams meltdown reminds you why theyre the best

NAGL usa (darraghmac), Monday, 10 September 2018 19:04 (three months ago) Permalink


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