2. Football Weekly
The breadth of conversation makes this a must-listen podcast. “AC Jimbo” and company use the traditional review/preview method, to facilitate conversation about various leagues across the world. Guests such as Sid Lowe and Iain Macintosh provide world-class analysis that warrants attention. Somehow, they occasionally squeeze in updates on the Indian Super League; which, this author finds flattering. Do yourself a favor, and go back and listen to their interviews from this summer. The “Football Weekly meets” set of interviews was incredibly well-produced as well as executed. In particular, listen to “The Half-time hero” from July 6th, 2015, to listen to an interview with a man who lived every football fan’s dream. This podcast goes live on Thursday and Monday mornings.
1. BBC Radio 5 live’s World Football Phone-in
Two words – Tim Vickery. There is nothing more enjoyable than hearing Tim Vickery discuss the sociopolitical issues in South American football. Each week, there is a revolving list of analysts who know the intricacies of the leagues in their regions. What you won’t get in this podcast is analysis of current games, but for people obsessed with obscure leagues, historical anecdotes and player profiles, there is no better way to spend your Saturday morning than to listen to this gem of a podcast. As a bonus, this year, host Dotun Adebayo gives updates on his nephew who is trying to break through as a professional footballer at Peterborough United. For hardcore soccer aficionados, this is the best way to start your weekend.
What about you? Do you agree/disagree with the list? Would you have added any other shows to the list? Have your say the comments section below.
Meanwhile, here are the scores for each of the 10 podcasts:
|4||World Soccer Talk||7||6||5||3||7||28|
|6||The 2 Robbies||8||3||4||5||5||25|
|7||Men in Blazers||1||9||3||6||2||21|