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, joined by Jules Breach, Kate Mason, Andy Brassell and Vithushan Ehantharajah, the Football Ramble brings you daily episodes of equal parts insight and hilarity. All this and more, Monday through Friday. 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: England 2-0 Scotland, 1996

A few days ahead of the game’s 24th anniversary, comedian Mark Watson joins us to remember one of England’s most iconic victories on today’s episode of the Greatest Games, in association with The Blizzard. 

As Jonathan frantically scrambled from a university exam to catch the game, Terry Venables’ England side prepared for a crucial game in Group A of Euro 96. After the infamous night out in Hong Kong ahead of the tournament, then the disappointing 1-1 draw with Switzerland in the opening game, a win was crucial for the hosts. Mark, Jonathan and Marcus revel in their heady memories of a glorious summer of football – perhaps best encapsulated by Paul Gascoigne’s moment of genius as he nonchalantly flicks the ball over Colin Hendry’s head and smashes it home. Magical stuff. 

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 2020-06-13  51m