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Win, lose, draw or liquidate - comedians discuss the lows, the highs and the overpriced pies that come with committing to a Football team.
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Comedian and England Fusal International Josh Pugh talks 55 Years years of hurt and England's Euro 2020 journey. In what should have been Sam Michael and Josh zoom calling each other live from a 48 hour bender celebrating football coming home, a slightly worse-for-wear pair of comics come to terms with England's Euro 2020 final defeat to Italy. They discuss what was an amazing summer tournament and what the future holds for this young Three Lions squad, whilst also looking back at previous tournament heartbreaks... In case you weren't feeling morbid enough! Josh also shares his England international tournament experiences as part of the partially-sighted England Fusal  squad.Follow Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JoshPughComic-Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypodPresented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent 
The Gaffer himself, comedian and Twitch streamer Bilal Zafar talks all things PES United.Since lockdown came along in 2020 and live comedy ended up as null and voided just as League 1 & League 2; Bilal Zafar took to Twitch where he started the new interactive-improvised-comedy Hot Peppsy, where he plays the slightly disturbed football manager of PES United on the PlayStation classic, PES 5. Along with other various streams, PES United has given Bilal a whole new following of 'Good Family Men and Women' on Twitch and even has his own merchandise site where you can buy the home kit! We take a look behind the curtains of this popular online series and discuss where the idea came from and what goes into creating this off-the-wall stream... Pardon the pun.Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypodPresented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
Comedian and Gunners fan Jamie D'Souza got into football at the age of 11 and as the 'The Invincible' came to the end of their reign... So Jamie talks about how it's all been downhill for Arsenal ever since. We talk Saka's chances of making an impression for England at the Euros, if Arteta is the man to bring home the Premier League title (or even the Papa Johns Cup) home to The Emirates and why Jamie would favoured a centre-back in his 'fantasy cult five-a-side' Arsenal team over Ian Wright. We also talk about Jamie D'Souza's amazing ability to compare any comedian in the world to any professional footballer...  Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypodPresented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
Comedian and highly regarded MC of comedy nights/Richard Cresswell after dinner speeches Jonathan Elston talks all things Rotherham Utd. A fan of The Millers since he was a child, which was natural growing up in the streets of *checks notes* Croydon... Jonathan looks back on what has sadly been a not-so-successful year for Rotherham, whilst reminiscing on the heroes from his youth in his all-time fantasy Miller 5-a-side team. We also talk the return to comedy clubs after lockdown, helping players to negotiate contracts via twitter and an awkward night with 'the wrong' Cresswell. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPodFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
Comedian Andrew White grew up in a family of Cherries fans, including his Nan (AKA Nan Kermorgant!) a Vitality Stadium legend. A fan since childhood, Andrew has seen his club go from a relegation battle in League 2 to 4 seasons in the Premier League, even finishing as high as 9th in the top flight. We also talk about bizarre job of football mascots in lockdown and why the AFC Bournemouth badge has a man with freaky ears! Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPodFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
North Yorkshire's own Maisie Adam talks about all things LEEDS! LEEDS! LEEDS! As seen on Have I Got News For You, Mock The Week, Would I Lie To You and many other TV comedy shows, Maisie Adam is one of the hottest acts in the UK at the moment, so it's only natural she supports one of the hottest teams in England right now, the mighty whites! We talk everything Leeds Utd from 16 years in the limbo of the championship, to play-off semi-final heartbreak, to Bielsa buckets and campaigns for Bamford to get his long-awaited England call up! We also talk about stand up comedy in lockdown and what it's like to record an Episode of QI when you're half the age of the panellists!Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPodFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
In this special episode of Sam Michael is joined by comedians Jamie D'Souza, Dan Fitzhenry and Lee Hudson and discuss the craziest 48 hours in English football since the Three Lions won a penalty shootout at World Cup 2018. How did football change for the worse and how, now the fiasco is over, will English and European football change going forward...Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPodFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent 
Comedian, former Ice Cream Seller and CAPS LOCK lover Martin Wratten talks all things Pompey FC. As Portsmouth's youngest 'life time season ticket holder' - Martin has pretty much seen it all at Fratton Park, from League 1 and League Trophy campaigns to FA Cup glory and Europe. We also talk about the time we gigged for the Michael family off Gogglebox.The last ever '10 question sudden death quiz' takes place after questions take a very dark turn... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPodFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
Comedy legend Mike Fenton Stevens, who's graced our screens for over 4 decades, talks all things Manchester United. Appearing in programmes such as Only Fools And Horses, Outnumbered and Mr Bean (to name SO few!) there's plenty of comedy chat as we cover his amazing career and how he's worked along side some of the greatest comedians and actors of all time from Lee Evans and Julia Davis to David Jason and Rowan Atkinson. Mike has also rubbed shoulders with some of the most iconic players from Man United and the beautiful game itself. From a dream like moment with Eric Cantona, to a late night stroll with Bobby Charlton... You're going to love this episode as a comedy fan just as much as if you're a Red Devils fan!Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPodFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
Paul Cooper, who starred in BBC's Three's This Country as Martin Mucklowe talks about Fulham FC.Father of comedian and writer Daisy May Cooper and father to her comedy creation Kerrie Mucklowe in the show, talks about his love for football which lead to being part of the team that created The Children's Football Alliance, who have done amazing work across the world uniting people via the beautiful game. We also hear about how Paul spent many years as a football coach, managing his son Charlie Cooper (Kurtan Mucklowe in This Country and co-writer) and why he never let him play up front! There's also plenty of This Country chat where it is revealed that Kerrie wasn't originally going to be a Swindon Down FC supporter and could very well have graced the BAFTA'S in an entirely different football team's strip... "You do not joke about Fulham FC "Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPodFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
Comedian, writer and Merseyside lass Sam Whyte talks optimistically about the future of Everton Football Club, tears into the Toffee Lady's mints and talks about the time she met Neville Southall as the team's Mascot when she was a child. We also discuss the magic of 'proper football grounds' and enjoy a nostalgic trip back to the early days of the Premier League. We also learns the important history of the city of Liverpool's most infamous drunk tank... Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPodFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
Comedian Joseph Parsons talks all things Bristol City FC whilst refusing Sam Michael's bait to say anything bad about 'rivals' Bristol Rovers (what a nice guy!) and he is also optimistic for the Robin's promotion to the Premier League... Joseph also talks about his experiences in regards to homophobic chants and actions in the terraces and how they impact him, as a gay football fan. We also have an important chat about what society needs to do before there is an openly gay footballer in the men's Premier League and EFL.The 'Sudden Death 10 Question Challenge' is back and not a Beano or CBBC quiz in sight!Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComTalkFootyPod/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comtalkfootypod/Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent 
Comedian and MC Mark Olver talks about the 30 year wait for Liverpool to lift their 19th English League title and first Premier League trophy. A fan for more than 30 years, Mark Olver shares with us his fantasy 5-a-side Liverpool team of unsung heroes and also his 5-a-side football team of ex-housemates. His housemates over the years being comedians such as Jon Richardson, John Robins, Andy Zaltzman and fellow Liverpool fan Russell Howard, who once had a run in with Philippe Coutinho at a charity match at Anfield! We also talk about how Mark was stuck on the set of Deal Or No Deal on the night of the infamous 2005 Champions League Final. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComTalkFootyPod/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComTalkFootyPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comfootytalkpod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: David HoareArtwork by: James Gent
Comedian and Brentford FC fan Nathan Caton talks about the 2020 Championship play-off final defeat to rivals Fulham and says goodbye to the legendary Griffin Park. The recorded video version of this episode can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIw-HKMl6jgReturning from a goodbye tour of Griffin Park, Nathan Caton as seen on Live at the Apollo, Mock The Week, Ch4 Comedy Gala (and much more!) shares his childhood memories of this iconic ground and his expectations for the future of the club in the new chapter ahead. We learn of Brentford's cup-winning years during the Second World War and how an attack during the Blitz only resulted in six postponed games - 3 less than those postponed for the coronavirus pandemic of 2020! We talk about the gradual return of live comedy in the UK, after what has been an uneasy hiatus. Nathan also takes on the toughest sudden-death 10 question shoot-out quiz, yet! Check out the video of this podcast on YouTube! Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComFootyTalkPod/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComFootyTalkPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comfootytalkpod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: Violet Class Artwork by: James Gent
Being in his 20's Leicester-born comedian Jack Topher has been a Leicester City season ticket holder through the highest and the lowest moment of The Fox's 135+ history.Jack relives the one and only season Leicester spent in the third tier of English football and how they rose from League 1 to Premier League champions and UEFA Champions League football, all in the short space of 7 years.  Jack also takes the standard Com Talk Footy Pod 'Sudden Death 10 Question Quiz' - could he be the champion of the series?Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComFootyTalkPod/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComFootyTalkPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comfootytalkpod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: Violet Class Artwork by: James Gent
Moss Side born Lew Fitz (that's Lew, not Lewis) as seen and heard on BBC Three and BBC Radio 4 talks about the rise and rise of Manchester CIty. Growing up in a family full of "Reds" - Lew talks about why in Manchester United's 1998/99 treble-winning season he decided to choose (then) Division 1 side Man City over arguably the greatest team in the world at that time. In all his years supporting Man City he's seen his club go from playing England goalkeeper David James as striker, to be coming Premier League point scoring record holders under Pep Guardiola. We also talk about how it felt watching City, Man Utd's "noisy neighbours" lift the title for the very first time... while in Miami, which Lew, from Moss Side, describes as a "soulless place" :D Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComFootyTalkPod/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComFootyTalkPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comfootytalkpod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: Violet Class Artwork by: James Gent
Although he was raised in the east end of London, David Alfie Ward's football loyalties lie in the north of the capital with Tottenham Hotspur.As heard on talkSPORT and The Fighting Cock podcast, David talks us through that infamous Champions League semi-final night (which he nearly missed!) in Amsterdam, where a Lucas Moura 96 minute goal offered a bigger high than anything on offer in the local cafes! We also help David repress the difficult memories of the ill-fated 2019 UCL final by reminiscing about the 1999 Worthington Cup Final.Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComFootyTalkPod/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComFootyTalkPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comfootytalkpod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: Violet Class Artwork by: James Gent
Veteran comedian and veteran Blues fan Graeme Coulam talks about supporting Chelsea through thick and think - from their struggles in old Division 2 to Premier League and Champions League winners,  While gigging on the comedy circuit in the late 80's, Graeme's green-room peers and car-share pals included the likes of Micky Flanagan, Graeme Norton and Steve Coogan. After a 15 year break from the scene, he returned to run the successful Hungerford Comedy Club and even hosts charity sports-dinner evening alongside his Chelsea heroes. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComFootyTalkPod/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComFootyTalkPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comfootytalkpod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: Violet Class Artwork by: James Gent
West Brom striker Charlie Austin joins Sam Michael for the second part of the Comedians Talking About Football Lockdown Special Podcasts to talk about what professional footballers are up to during lockdown and how he's prepared for a promotion battle at any given moment. He also gives he thoughts on possibility of playing the remainder of the season behind closed doors. Presented and Edited by: Sam MichaelArtwork by: James GentMusic by: Violet Class
Dan Fitzhenry, or Fitz as we know him is the first guest on the podcast to defend being a Manchester United fan living in the South of England!  From Eric Cantona, to the treble winning squad of 1998/99 and uncertain times after Sir Alex Ferguson's departure; Fitz, who's supported the likes of Stewart Francis on tour and is renowned nation-wide for his MCing skills, talks about his northern roots and life long love affair with the Red Devils. For more information on Dan Fitzhenry, including his 'Fitz of Giggles' comedy nights and new podcast Comusician see here: https://www.fitzofgiggles.com/Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComFootyTalkPod/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ComFootyTalkPod Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/comfootytalkpod/ Presented/Edited by: Sam Michael Music By: Violet Class Artwork by: James Gent
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