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MUFC Podcast Special: The Alex Ferguson show
January 18, 2013 07:03 AM PST

On Sunday evening we recorded a Man United special podcast, focused on Alex Ferguson, his achievements and potential replacements when he does eventually step down. Host Simon Furnivall was joined by Suhail Seedat and Opta's Ryan Keaney as they discussed both the good and the bad of Ferguson's time in charge at Old Trafford.

Episode 42 - I'm bored of that freak
January 11, 2013 06:40 AM PST

We're back for 2013, and we start by having a look back at 2012. Gary, Jake and Simon are joined by Robert McCracken, host of The SPL Podcast, as we hand out some awards. Who was the best player of 2012, the best manager, the worst signing? And in the process both Gary and Simon managed to have minor breakdowns.

Book Review - The Italian Job
December 13, 2012 06:24 AM PST

In our third book review podcast, and our last of 2012, the usual cast of Simon, Suhail and Andrew are joined by Sports Tonight's Mina Rzouki. They discuss 'The Italian Job' by Gianluca Vialla and Grabriele Marcotti, which looks at the differences between England and Italian football. They also discuss whether attitudes towards the game in the respective countries are changing, particularly in light of the scandals which have hit the Italian game.

Episode 41 - Under pressure
December 07, 2012 03:30 AM PST

Simon, Gary and Jake reconvene to discuss under pressure managers. In the first part of the show they chat about specific bosses who are 'feeling the heat' right now, before moving on to discuss whether, in general, managers are given enough time in the modern game.

Book Review - Barca: The making of the greatest team in the world
November 16, 2012 06:48 AM PST

In our second book review show, we take a look at Graham Hunter's work detailing how Pep Guardiola's team, called by some the greatest team ever, came to rule the football world. Joining host Simon Furnivall are regulars Suhail Seedat and Andrew Harding, as well as Spanish football fan, Andy Hunter.

Episode 40 - Cash vs Glory
November 14, 2012 02:38 AM PST

In light of Arsene Wenger's comments that fourth place was like a trophy, Gary Linton, Jake Miller and Suhail Seedat sit down to discuss the balance in modern football between financial success and filling a trophy cabinet.

Book Review - Champions League Dreams
October 29, 2012 06:12 AM PDT

In the first of a new series of podcasts, in which Simon Furnivall, Suhail Seedat and various guests will review football books of past and present, we take a look at Rafael Benitez's book, Champions League Dreams. Written in conjunction with Times journalist Rory Smith, the book looks back, sometimes in great detail, at the Champions League campaigns during Benitez's five year spell at Anfield.

Episode 39 - The price of football
October 29, 2012 03:02 AM PDT

After an elongated break due to illness, technical issues and any other excuse we can think of, the Lovely Left Foot podcast returns with host Simon Furnivall chatting to Gary Linton and Jake Miller about the recent 'price of football' survey done by the BBC. We look at the cost of tickets, pies, programmes and whether you'd be better off spending your money on going to see Cheryl Cole in concert.

Three Bad Wools - An LFC Special
September 28, 2012 01:24 PM PDT

In a moment of indulgence, Lovely Left Foot editor Simon Furnivall takes time out from the regular podcast schedule to chat to fellow Liverpool fans Matt Kenny and James Owens about everything from Brendan Rodgers' appointment to the stadium issue and just how long it will take them to get back into the Champions League. And also, is Ian Ayre just a bad dickhead? If you're of a Liverpool persuasion, sit back and enjoy eighty minutes of frank and open discussion on the club. If you're not, probably best to give this one a miss.

Episode 38 - Tackling in football
September 27, 2012 05:01 AM PDT

Host Simon Furnivall returns to the pod as the subject of tackling in football is discussed. He's joined by Gary Linton (though not Jake Miller due to technical difficulties) and Simon McPolin of Debatable Decisions to look at whether football is becoming too soft, or if the clampdown on dangerous tackling is necessary for the safety of the players.

Episode 37 - I'm bored with the Champions League
September 14, 2012 07:50 AM PDT

Host Gary Linton is joined by regular guest Jake Miller as well as French Football Weekly's Andrew Gibney and Andy Hunter from The panel talk through the early weeks of the European domestic season, revealing which transfers they were impressed by, which teams have surprised them and whether the Champions League is actually worth bothering with.

Episode 36 - Iain Macintosh
September 03, 2012 09:18 PM PDT

A month ago Simon Furnivall spoke to Iain Macintosh, co-author of 'Football Manager Stole My Life' on the eve of the book's release. Simon then broke his arm, meaning he couldn't edit the show, but better late than never, as they say.

Episode 35 - EPPP
September 03, 2012 02:04 AM PDT

A delayed first podcast of the new season sees regular host Simon Furnivall missing thanks to injury, replaced in the chair as usual by Gary Linton. He is joined by Jake Miller, our third regular on the show this year, with Charlie Johnson and Chris Boothroyd also joining the cast to discuss the Elite Player Performance Plan and what it means for clubs at both ends of the scale.

Episode 34 - Kenny Millar
July 22, 2012 09:47 AM PDT

Recorded a month or so ago, our latest LLF Extra podcast sees Gary Linton chat to Scottish journalist Kenny Millar about his upcoming book 'Football Manager stole my life', the current upheaval in the Scottish game and the prospects for the national team ahead of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

Euro 2012 - Episode 5
July 05, 2012 02:36 PM PDT

In our final Euro 2012 podcast, in association with, Simon and Gary talk about the final, wax lyrical about Spain, and discuss the tournament as a whole. Gay also implores Simon to stop making predictions.

Episode 33 - Adrian Clarke
June 21, 2012 04:58 PM PDT

Our LLF Extra podcast returns with Gary Linton chatting to former Arsenal and Southend player, and host of the superb Red, White and Blue podcast, Adrian Clarke. The two talk about Clarkey's career as both player and journalist (including the time he interviewed Iain Macintosh for a job) before moving on to discuss all things Euro 2012.

Remember, we're also giving away 10 Mitre footballs, in association with, so listen out for details of how to enter.

Euro 2012 - Episode 4
June 21, 2012 04:11 AM PDT

With regular host Simon Furnivall otherwise engaged, Gary Linton once again stepped in to cover and was joined by Andrew Gibney of French Football Weekly. The two chatted through the group stage and looked ahead to the quarter finals, and Andrew got very angry at the French performance against Sweden. We also launch our competition to win one of ten Mitre Calcio footballs, in association with, so make sure you listen all the way to the end.

Euro 2012 - Episode 3
June 15, 2012 04:08 AM PDT

A day later than planned, we return for our third dose of Euro 2012 podding, in association with Regular host Simon Furnivall makes the statement that he wouldn't have taken Fernando Torres to the tournament, roughly 24 hours before he scored a brace against Ireland, while Gary Linton reveals that Mathieu Debuchy has been his favourite player at the tournament so far.

Euro 2012 - Episode 2
June 06, 2012 10:08 PM PDT

The tournament is just a day away, so pod regulars Gary Linton and Simon Furnivall discuss the opening round of fixtures. They each predicted one goalless draw and both think that the 'big' nations will get off to a winning start.

Euro 2012 - Episode 1
June 03, 2012 04:48 AM PDT

In the first of our Euro 2012 podcasts, brought to you in association with, Simon Furnivall and Gary Linton discuss the likely winners, best players, top goalscorer and dark horses as the tournament approaches. Gary also makes a complete hash of trying to pronounce Igor Akinfeev.

Episode 32 - Who is Henri Bedimo?
June 01, 2012 10:41 AM PDT

Our final regular podcast of the season sees Ryan Keaney and Suhail Seedat join regular guest Gary Linton and host Simon Furnivall to review the major European leagues. They also discussed Liverpool's appointment of Brendan Rodgers and Ryan gets very excited in the quiz.

Episode 31 - Jonathan Wilson
May 31, 2012 04:31 AM PDT

In our continuing Extra series of podcasts, Gary Linton was joined by 'Brain in a Jar' Jonathan Wilson. They talked about topic as varied as how Jonathan got started writing about football tactics, whether Brian Clough really did mistrust them, how the The Blizzard came about and everything about Euro 2012. Strap in for 74 minutes of fascinating football discussion.

Episode 30 - Turn the smugness up to eleven
May 29, 2012 12:31 AM PDT

In the light of Chelsea's Champions League victory, we invited Chelsea fan Callum Maclean onto the podcast, he did his best to keep his smugness concealed, but occasionally let it slip through. He was there to talk about the game, the Europa League and hand out some end of season awards along with host Gary Linton and fellow guests Robert McCracken and Matt Kenny.

Episode 29 - Terry Gibson
May 22, 2012 02:13 AM PDT

In the latest installment of our 'LLF Extra' series, Gary Linton sat down to talk to former Tottenham, Manchester United and Wimbledon striker Terry Gibson. They discussed Terry's career (did they really go to the pub the night before the 1988 FA Cup final?) before an in depth chat about all things Spanish football. Set aside 70 minutes to listen to another great LLF Extra podcast.

Episode 25 - Derek Rae
April 25, 2012 02:28 AM PDT

In another episode of the LLF Extra podcast, Gary Linton talks to ESPN commentator Derek Rae. The two chat about Derek's career, and how he used to take a tape recorder to games at Pittodrie, before discussing the Champions League, the upcoming European Championships and the SPL.

Episode 23 - Beautiful women and great food
April 17, 2012 04:22 PM PDT

In the fourth episode of our Extraaaa podcast, in which we bring you interviews with the great and the good of the footballing world, Gary Linton sat down to talk with former US international Alexi Lalas. The two chatted about Alexi's career, the growth of MLS and the US Men's national team as well as whether Paul Scholes is the best ginger ever.

Episode 19b - I'm not so silly as to think we'll be winning World Cups
March 27, 2012 04:44 AM PDT

In Part 2 of Gary Linton's LLF Extra chat with STV's Grant Russell, the two discuss the SPL and the Scottish national team.

Episode 19a - I wouldn't say there was any great plan
March 26, 2012 02:55 AM PDT

In the third installment of the Lovely Left Foot Extraaaa podcast, Gary Linton spoke to STV journalist, Grant Russell. They talked about Grant's start in the business, the importance of twitter in live news events and just who is the best player that Grant has ever seen live. Part two of the podcast, in which they chatted about the SPL, will follow tomorrow.

Episode 18 - Press conferences in my head
March 09, 2012 03:55 AM PST

In the second edition of the Lovely Left Foot Extraaaaa podcast, Simon Furnivall was joined by one third of the Red, White & Blue podcast, and everyone's favourite tweeter, Iain Macintosh. There was an exclusive chat about the upcoming book, 'Football Manager Stole My Life' before they discussed some of the issues around the Premier League.

Episode 14 - Top Brass
February 21, 2012 01:58 AM PST

In the first Lovely Left Foot Extraaaa podcast - an ad hoc feature in which we'll be interviewing people from around the world of football - Gary Linton was joined by European football journalist Andy Brassell. They talked about how Andy got started in the business, his favourite grounds around Europe and just why Barcelona struggle so much away from home.