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The Football Huddle, is where Colm Ahern, Andrew Knowles and Dan Murphy put their heads together and attempt to deconstruct the beautiful game, pass by pass. They might fail while doing so, but at least you can chuckle at their ineptness.
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Oct 17, 2017

It’s that time of the year to question Arsenal’s grit again as Troy Deeney, or “The Equaliser”, proved the pivotal man in Watford’s win. Wilfried Zaha’s comeback for Crystal Palace coincides with the club’s first Premier League win this season, and against the champions, no less. And Craig Shakespeare has been sacked by the Leicester City board.

Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza: In Memoriam includes some nose picking and commemorative shirts.

All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where the table is getting interesting.

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Oct 10, 2017

It's The Football Huddle on the road this week as Colm and Andrew are joined by original Huddler Stephen Twomey as they chat the final few World Cup 2018 qualifiers on their way back from Cardiff. Ireland pulled it out of the bag and got an important victory in Wales, and join Northern Ireland in the playoffs.

Wales are at a pivotal stage in their history as things look like they might be changing. Scotland fail to reach another tournament after earlier results in the qualifiers came back to haunt them. And England finish with six points from six, but the media still aren't happy.

All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where betting with your heart pays off.

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Oct 10, 2017

It's The Football Huddle on the road this week as Colm and Andrew are joined by original Huddler Stephen Twomey as they chat the final few World Cup 2018 qualifiers on their way back from Cardiff. Ireland pulled it out of the bag and got an important victory in Wales, and join Northern Ireland in the playoffs.

Wales are at a pivotal stage in their history as things look like they might be changing. Scotland fail to reach another tournament after earlier results in the qualifiers came back to haunt them. And England finish with six points from six, but the media still aren't happy.

All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where betting with your heart pays off.

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Oct 3, 2017

After a horrendous August and a sublime September, we ask if Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is truly world class after bagging two goals against Huddersfield. Manchester City continue their dominance with a great performance against title contenders Chelsea. And Ireland FC gut out a 1-0 win against a lacklustre Everton at Goodison Park.

Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza: In Memoriam includes some talk on keeper errors, subtitle woes, and Hazard's impressions

All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw where Kevin De Bruyne helps some of the Huddle's trio get some points on the table.

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Sep 26, 2017

We all know Liverpool are weak at the back, but is it time to ask questions of manager Jurgen Klopp rather than continuing to point the finger at the likes of Matip and Lovren. Manchester City continue to impress with a selfless Sergio Aguero and a squad worthy of rotating. And Everton's star man against Bournemouth was, the one-time outcast, Oumar Niasse.

Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza: In Memoriam includes some talk on dogs, Alan Pardew, and the finest pundit in the beautiful game.

All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw, where there are some wins and some losses.

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Sep 19, 2017

Manchester City dazzle against Watford with stellar performances from De Bruyne, Aguero and basically everyone else. Man United didn't exactly do similar, but they did pick up all three points in the game where they welcomed back Wayne. And Arsenal were, surprisingly, better than Chelsea at the weekend.

Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza: In Memoriam includes some chatter on a few players arguing over a penalty, and Harry Redknapp, obviously.

All this plus Win, Lose, or Draw, where we hope we're not slipping into old habits.

 

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Sep 12, 2017

Frank de Boer managed four games as boss at Crystal Palace, and Roy Hodgson is the new man in place to lead the London club to glory. Sadio Mane's red card against Man City split everyone as he split open Ederson's head with his boot. And it's no longer August, so Harry Kane has decided it's time to score and factored heavily in Tottenham's 3-0 win against Everton.

Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza: In Memoriam includes some chatter on Mark Hamill's allegiances, Chris Sutton on MOTD2, and the latest in a long list of handshake refusals for Mark Hughes.

All this plus we have two winners in Win, Lose, or Draw. I don't know if that happened once with the old format.

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Sep 7, 2017

After getting 1 point from a possible 6 against Georgia and Serbia, Ireland now find themselves with a mountain to climb to get to Russia. England's results are irrelevant when the fans want performances that excite. And Northern Ireland quietly go about their business, and are ready to board the plane for World Cup 2018.

Deadline Day has come and gone, but a lot of the big name players that were linked to clubs have stayed put. Or they've turned down Chelsea.

Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza: In Memoriam sees the boys revisit the most famous pie ever eaten on live TV, a transfer that was 14 seconds too late, and the dildo brothers.

All this plus we have a winner in Win, Lose, or Draw. Again. The system works!

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Aug 29, 2017

Mo Salah stands out in Liverpool's demolition of a horrendous Arsenal side, and questions have to be asked (for the eleventh time) of what's going on at the club. Newcastle United steamroll West Ham as Slaven Bilic's job is a topic of conversation. And was Raheem Sterling right to celebrate in the crowd after sealing the three points for Manchester City against Bournemouth?

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on the transfers that are still being talked about leading into Deadline Day such as Sanchez to Man City, Barkley to Spurs, and Diego Costa to anywhere.

Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza: In Memoriam serves up some delights in a pie exchange at Nottingham Forest, an Aberdeen player finding himself in the water, and Liverpool fans finding Virgil Van Dijk.

All this plus we have a winner in Win, Lose, or Draw. See. It works.

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Aug 22, 2017

Tottenham Hotspur better shake off the Wembley jitters pretty soon or they'll find this season difficult after their 2-1 loss to Chelsea. Arsenal wish that they had Jesé's goal at the weekend as Stoke City beat them 1-0 in a result that surprised at first, but really, what did we expect? And Wayne Rooney continues to impress at his new club, as Everton get a point against title challengers Man City.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on the potential transfer targets for Chelsea like Danny Rose, Jamie Vardy, and Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang.

Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza: In Memoriam has plenty in a banterful week: a Breitbart snafu, a celebration gone wrong, and poor travel arrangements.

All this plus the results of the inaugural Win, Lose or Draw, and we swear it'll change. It will change.

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Aug 15, 2017

The current reigning and defending champions fall to the might of Sean Dyche's Burnley (and Stephen Ward's fancy footwork) and look very unsettled at this early stage. Man City are the team to beat after breaking down new boys Brighton, with Stephen Ireland back in the starting XI. And Man U's Summer signings paid off in their opening fixture against West Ham.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on Coutinho's move to Barca, Costa's move to the couch, and Spurs' move for anyone. 

The brand new Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza: In Memoriam segment has two scorchers in Cristiano Ronaldo and Joseph, himself

All this plus a genuinely BRAND NEW take on something ever-present on The Football Huddle

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Aug 7, 2017

After a long Summer break where the boys have seen Ronald McDonald get involved in our chosen sport, among other wonderful things, they're back to discuss the forthcoming Premier League season team-by-team. Will Everton's spending see them break the glass ceiling? Will Lukaku be that secret ingredient Mourinho needs to propel his Man United side to greatness? How will Spurs deal with playing their home games away from White Hart Lane? Has Pep fallen in love with the idea of a defender? We cover every team in the top flight of England.

As well as that, the lads give you their predictions for the Premier League 2017-18 season which are sure to make us look like idiots come year's end.

Welcome back to The Football Huddle.

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Jun 6, 2017

For the third time in four years, and the first team to win the competition consecutively, Real Madrid are champions of Europe. The lads dissect the Champions League final between the Spanish giants and Juventus including Mandzukic's wonder goal, Sergio Ramos' tactics, Zinedine Zidane's managerial prowess and Cristiano Ronaldo's transformation.

As well as that, Rumour Has It sees the boys give one last look at all the potential Summer transfers we'll be seeing over the coming months. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza includes a disgruntled Arsenal legend, Giggsy doing Carragher and a man who is Millwall.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where we tally up all of our winnings and crown a Getting Bling winner.

As always, thanks for listening to The Football Huddle and for making it the best season this podcast has ever had. Without you, we'd only be talking to ourselves and we don't like each other that much. We'll be back in a few weeks time to dissect the beautiful game and hopefully break even more Huddle records all because of you. Have a lovely Summer.

Slan go foill.

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Jun 1, 2017

After a whirlwind season, and a controversial Alexis Sanchez goal, Arsenal came up trumps against Chelsea at the weekend and won the FA Cup Final — Wenger had to get a contract extension really, didn't he? Manchester United defeated Ajax quite comfortably in the Europa League final, cementing their Champions League status for next season. And Francesco Totti said goodbye to football and, more importantly, Roma.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on all the speculation going into the Summer as we begin the countdown to DEADLINE DAY (in a few months time). And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza sees a Walkers Crisps competition go wrong, Jamie Carragher and Danny Simpson have a spat on Twitter, and Dan Walker looking for the scoop.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where we go strong on the Champions League final. It's do or die, sort ofish.

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May 23, 2017

This season has had a lot. Claudio Ranieri's exit and Leicester City's downfall and then resurgence. Arsenal and the Wenger In/Out saga. Big Sam keeping Crystal Palace alive in the top flight. David Moyes and the tragic comedy that was Sunderland. Both Manchester clubs failing to deliver on their promise. Spurs going one step further but not far enough. And Chelsea lifting the trophy aloft at the end of the season.

Colm and Andrew go in depth on the Premier League 2016-17, and look at each of the 20 clubs individually, assessing their year. It's a monster one, so please do enjoy.

But this isn't the final show of the season, so we do have to continue with Getting Bling with The Football Huddle...whether we want to, or not.

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May 16, 2017

They made it official: After defeating West Brom 1-0, Chelsea are indeed the champions of England and deservedly so, if only for Diego Costa's celebrations. Hull City are down after a terrible performance against Crystal Palace which become yet another team that Sam Allardyce has saved. And White Hart Lane gets torn down after Tottenham Hotspur put beat Europa League-loving Manchester United.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on Roberto Firmino and Paul Pogba's contracts. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza sees Memphis Depay wear a risky jacket, and Middlesbrough fans have enough of their own keeper.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where we decide the Premier League was our problem all along.

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May 8, 2017

Spurs slip up against West Ham and basically ensure a Chelsea Premier League win at the London Stadium. Sunderland throw a spanner in the works at the bottom of the table as the beat Hull City 2-0 while having nothing to play for. And the most boring Manchester United and Arsenal game ever took place, too. 

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on where Jordan Pickford and Jermain Defoe will be next season. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza sees a linesman get sick, a pitch that's too dry, and two sets of fans enjoying an 80s theme tune.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where we may need to rethink the way we do things...again.

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May 2, 2017

Sunderland's fate is sealed as they're relegated with a whimper against a much better Bournemouth side and David Moyes is trying to hang onto a job. Spurs completely outclass a terrible Arsenal side in a one-sided North London derby. But like most weeks, that's irrelevant anyway because Chelsea are just so damn good.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on the potential big money move to Manchester United for Antoine Greiszmann. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza sees Mesut Ozil get cross, Mario Balotelli get clever, and Joey Barton get done.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where we swear to God someone won money.

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Apr 26, 2017

Spurs were excellent against Chelsea in an FA Cup semi-final for the ages but it just wasn't enough as the championship-winning mentality of Antonio Conte's side won out on the day. Arsenal attempt to salvage their season as they get stuck into Manchester City setting up an all-London final. And El Clasico takes the crown for the best game of the weekend as Barcelona defeat their fierce rivals Real Madrid 3-2.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on Ched Evans potentially going back to Sheffield United. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza sees Harry Redknapp say mean things about Agbonlahor, a reaction to a handshake, and Swindon Town's Director of Football distance himself from Swindon Town.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where Dan was the closest, which is saying something.

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Apr 17, 2017

Ander Herrera bosses the midfield and Marcus Rashford shows his worth as Manchester United beat the champions elect. Sam Allardyce continues to prove early critics wrong as he brinngs more points to Selhurst Park as Crystal Palace pull back a draw against Leicester City. And Ross Barkley ends his tumultuous week on a high note.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on the nominees for PFA Player of the Year. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza sees Tony Adams do a dance, and Gianfranco Zola resign.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where it's back to normal.

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Apr 11, 2017

As bad as they are at the minute, I don't think anyone could've predicted that Arsenal would falter at the hands of Crystal Palace. Spurs continue to show their class by continuing to win, even if it's probably all for nothing. And Ronald Koeman proves that Shakespeare's Leicester aren't impenetrable by beating them 4-2.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on Neymar's boots. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza sees Tony Adams getting a job in La Liga, while Andrew gets a specially personalised birthday message.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where SOMEONE WON.

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Apr 4, 2017

Chelsea fall to Crystal Palace and the resurgence of Ivory Coast's own Wilfried Zaha. Arsenal and Man City decide that neither team are worthy enough of taking all three points away from their game. And the Merseyside derby is rough on most days, but Ross Barkley was hellbent at the weekend.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on the latest scandal in Chinese football. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza sees the only mention of the Scottish Premiership on the podcast, and Aubamayeng's attempt at a luchador.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where if you've listened to one of our other podcasts you know the score by now.

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Mar 29, 2017

In what was a drab 90 minutes of football, the most noteworthy thing to come out of Ireland vs. Wales was Neil Taylor's challenge on Seamus Coleman, and whether or not there should be a more sever punishment for tackles like this. England fans make headlines in their Germany friendly, while Jermain Defoe's comeback against Slovenia proves fruitful for Gareth Southgate. And Tottenham Hotspur legend Paulinho comes good for Brazil.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on how will take the Netherlands manager job and whether that's Louis van Gaal. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza looks at a name for San Diego's new football club, Eamon Dunphy not knowing what elbows are, and the power of Arsene Wenger.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where everyone was way off. Standard.

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Mar 21, 2017

Arsene Wenger knows his future but no one else does as duelling planes fly over The Hawthorns in West Brom's 3-1 victory over the Gunners. While Man City's 1-1 draw with Liverpool was Pep Guardiola's greatest day in his life, Andrew wasn't too impressed with it. And we shine a light on what Antonio Conte has done with his exceptional back three.

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on whether Wayne Rooney will be off to Everton or West Ham. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza looks at Mohammed Anas' post-match interview slip-up, and Arjen Robben being subbed off for Bayern Munich.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where Andrew wasn't close, while Colm and Dan were at least half right.

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Mar 14, 2017

Chelsea beat Manchester United in the quarter final of the FA Cup as N'Golo Kante continues to lay claim to the player of the season nod. In the Premier League, Hull City continue to defy all odds by picking up vital points with Everton castoff Oumar Niasse. And was Barcelona's 6-1 win against Paris Saint Germain the greatest comeback in football history?

As well as that, Rumour Has It focuses on former England manager Roy Hodgson being linked to the now vacant Norwich City job. And Joey Barton's Banteriffic Banterman Bonanza looks at Jamie Carragher getting cross with his Redknapp namesake, the cancelled PSG documentary and poor planning from Arsenal.

All this plus Getting Bling With The Football Huddle where Andrew sort of came close...a bit.

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