Football Ramble

In 2007, The Football Ramble was born out of Luke Moore, Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller and Jim Campbell’s passion for the most popular sport in the world—as well as a shared inability to take themselves too seriously. Since then, the boys have come a very long way: from a best-selling book to sold out live shows. Now, with the return of football post-lockdown, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Saturday. Lend us your ears and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest stories from the Premier League and all around Europe, all with an eye for both the sublime and the ridiculous.


The Blizzard: Cambridge United 5-1 Bristol City, 1990

On today’s episode of Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard, we’re joined by the leader of that mob over at The Guardian: it’s Football Weekly host Max Rushden! He’s here to talk about Cambridge United. Obviously.

In fairness, Max brings a cracking game to the table: Cambridge United 5-1 Bristol City from the 1989/90 FA Cup. This was the start of a hugely impressive run of form for the U’s, as they went on to gain promotion and reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup - feats they repeated a year later. They built this success on legendary manager John Beck’s genius philosophy of: 1) every marginal gain is a necessity and 2) pump the ball down the channels. This philosophy took Bristol City to pieces and dragged Cambridge all the way to the verge of the Premier League’s first ever season two years later.

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