With England facing Denmark this evening in the semi-finals of Euro 2020, what better time to share this article by Stak from last month’s Pod Bible magazine.
The Football Ramble was started in 2007 by Luke Moore, Marcus Speller, Pete Donaldson and Jim Campbell. Since then, the Ramble has grown enormously from releasing daily episodes to welcoming four new members to the Ramble team: Jules Breach (BT Sport, talkSPORT), Andy Brassell (BT Sport, BBC), Kate Mason (Sky Sports) and Vithushan Ehantharajah (The Independent). Equal parts informative and hilarious, the Ramble remains the football fan’s one-stop shop for all things football.
After being delayed a year due to the pandemic, this summer’s European Championships arrives with perhaps more excitement than ever before. It will be symbolic of a tentative return to normality for much of the UK – fans may well be allowed into stadiums, pub gardens will be full of revellers catching England games on the big screen and the country will be gripped by a football frenzy not seen since the World Cup in 2018. Games will come in thick and fast over the four weeks, so keeping up with everything the tournament throws at you might be a daunting prospect.
The Football Ramble is the only podcast you’ll need to accompany you through this summer’s festival of football. We’ll be releasing new episodes every single day throughout the tournament, full of the usual insight and laughs that set us apart as the world’s biggest independent football show. We’ll break down all the latest results, unpack the funniest stories the tournament throws up and keep you up to date with England’s chances – no matter how slim they may be!
Charlie Morgan, Senior Producer of the Football Ramble:
“The behind-the-scenes work has already begun – releasing episodes every day for the entire tournament means most of the preparation will need to be done in advance by the hosts, assistant producer Finn and myself. Whether it be creating factsheets on certain teams, sorting the hosts’ scheduling around travel plans or stocking cupboards with coffee pods, there’s a massive range of things to be sorting out. Thirty-odd consecutive shows is quite an undertaking, but what a privilege to be able to make a whole host of content around Europe’s biggest international football tournament. Bring it on!”
Vish Ehantharajah, Football Ramble Host:
“I genuinely can’t wait for the Euros to start, for a few reasons. Firstly, it’ll be the first time I’ve covered a football tournament since the 2012 Olympics. Then there’s the fact we might win the thing (we won’t). And to be a part of the Ramble team for it will be pretty incredible. The last year on the show has been a bit of a lucid dream, so to be on the ones-and-twos for an international football tournament is going to be something else! For me, the best part of summer football tournaments is joint experience with mates. Maybe it’s because everyone’s in a good mood when the sun is out, but it’s such a wholesome experience and I don’t think there’s anything quite like it. So to be having all that at what technically constitutes ‘work’ is crazy to me. And above all, I hope that comes across in what we produce.”
Daily shows will be released on the Football Ramble feed and over on Football Ramble Presents we’ll still be releasing episodes of four European football show, On The Continent. That’s the place for unrivalled analysis and insight from some of the biggest European football journalists in the world. We’re also planning a special run of ‘Ramble Meets…’ interview episodes, all with a Euros flavour. Find daily episodes of the Football Ramble on all major podcasting platforms, or listen via hyperurl.co/ramble.
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