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Think The Joe Rogan experience but talking football. A weekly light hearted look at the football landscape with the occasional guest thrown in too.

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We’ve been good, you’ve been great but football has been the greatest

“The best podcast I’ve ever heard” - Sepp Blatter

“A wonderful walk through the world of football” - Andy Gray

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Formerly The FIFA Ramble
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This week we were joined by Dan Tyte, acclaimed author and MD of Working Word, to look at the returning premier league and highlight Liverpool, United, Arsenal and Chelsea as being involved in our games of the weekend. We also look at the power of PR in the modern game. We also see how Cardiff City are doing and look back at the beautiful homeless World Cup. ATR
This week we were very lucky to record at Ikea in Cardiff - you guys are amazing hosts - to talk the return of international football and why its only exciting at summer tournaments. We also have a look at La Liga, Serie A and Ligue 1 to see what’s been happening with our European friends. We also talk the continued disgusting scenes of racism that have taken place around the world of football and have a quick glance at the premier league to see how everyone is getting on. Thank you for listening - ATR proud sponsors of CSKA Sophia Gardens Football Club
This week we were very lucky to sit down with Richie Norton, aka The Strength Temple, to talk mental health in sport, why its vitally important and why more needs to be done as it’s just as important as good physical health. We learnt all about Richie, how he started on the path he’s now on, what motivates him, why its important to get out into nature, the power of breathing, social media and how it can be used as a force for good, why its important to keep checking in with yourself to ensure you aren’t living on your phone, how the rabbits in his garden have become internet famous plus SO MUCH MORE! Thank you so much to Richie for his time, kindness and patience. We came away from the chat feeling like we had learnt so much and know you will feel the same way. SIDE NOTE - our original recording of this got corrupted so we’ve had to use our backup recording - sorry!
On this weeks episode we were once again joined by CSKA Sophia Gardens captain Jordan Lloyd to unveil the clubs new kit for their upcoming season which we are very proud to be the front of shirt sponsor for! We discussed what the hell is wrong at Manchester United, if there is anything that can be done to stop their seemingly never ending decline and if they can bounce back with a win against Southampton. We also looked ahead to the north London Derby which has added pressure with both Arsenal and Spurs looking to get a win after both of them lost this past weekend. Elsewhere we have a look at Everton vs Wolves which is a game that could have huge ramifications in the quest for European football. We say sad farewell to Bury FC and hope for better for Bolton. All of this plus we play a brand new game - Get Your Shirt Together, address the continued problems with gambling companies attaching themselves to football plus more. ATR
This week we sat down for our 100th episode! Absolute scenes We look ahead to Liverpool vs Arsenal and ask if the Gunners back line will be able to resist the Anfield firepower. We look at the terrible state of racism in football and ask how it can be stopped. We also ask if Norwich can take advantage of what seems to be a weary Chelsea and if there is any way in hell Newcastle can stop Spurs. We then have a look at how our home town club of Cardiff City are doing and have some feedback from our listeners. Here’s to the next 100. ATR
This week we welcomed Jordan Lloyd captain of CSKA onto the show to discuss who they are, what they do and an exciting announcement about our future. We look back at last weeks premier league results and how we think that may impact teams going forward. We look ahead to Wolves vs Manchester United and Manchester City vs Spurs. We look at the continued impact of VAR and our problems with it. We then play the greatest game you have ever seen/heard - Sheep in Wolves Clothing. Do not miss this. ATR x CSKA
This week we give our premier league predictions as the busiest league in the world begins. We discuss all the biggest transfer stories that have happened this week and talk about the latest gossip. We discuss why Arsenal and Manchester United are in for a very hard time of it. We also touch on VAR, Ian Rush and why everything is dench. ATR WITH CAPTAIN GARETH
This weekend we were very lucky to be able to sit down with the absolute legend and star of Good Omens (and Welsh dragon) Michael Sheen to discuss the wonderful Homeless World Cup in our home city of Cardiff, the impact that its had on the city and what he hopes will be its lasting legacy. We just want to say a huge thank you to Michael for giving us some of his very precious time and to Dan Tyte and the crew at Working Word for helping make this a reality.
This week we were joined by Victoria from Museum of Cardiff. We learnt how the museum started, its history and future. We also heard the incredible impact sport including football has had on the city. We also hear about the history of Cardiff City football club including expensive leeks, how the FA Cup was pretty much created by the ckub, Trixie the cat and the origin of the phrase “back to square one”. We talk the incredible Homeless World Cup and the impact it will have on the city plus the usual feedback from our listeners. Shout out Billy the seal.
This week we discuss the incredible, life changing tournament that is the Homeless World Cup that’s taking place in our home city of Cardiff this weekend. We talk the best and worst transfers deals with Maguire to Manchester United edging closer and everyone doing business with everybody except Arsenal, Leicester on the rise and Barcelona and Griezmann sweating it out. We also take a long hard look at Cardiff City to find out whether they’ve got what it takes to go back up plus a whole lot more. Goalkeepers and such. Next weekend we are joined by Victoria from Museum of Cardiff to talk the history of our city and it’s love affair with football. Don’t miss it. ATR
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