Reviews
Great pod guys. Always insightful and great coverage of football and the wider issues within Football. Thank you.
Daziss via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/10/21
Max is a great host. Terrific chemistry with/between the main contributors. Excellent balance of football-specific content and good-natured humour. Need to work on developing a stronger ‘bench’.
kennychaz via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/09/21
John Brewin too inarticulate for the pod .. um, err, I don’t know.
profnick via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/09/21
... we get enough lectures everywhere else.
Sky hater via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/08/21
I’m sure he’s graphologically articulate, but he can barely get his words out- dead air- and then he continually goes down blind narrative alleys. He should stick to print journalism - no crime in that. Talking? Not so much. Dr Rhys
Bubble- Beyond via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/08/21
The level of inane chat about BLM and taking the knee on this podcast has made me finally bin it. Patronising white guys lecturing minorities on how we should feel about dissent to a year long political campaign. If you are old enough to have seen football in this country thirty years ago (and...Read full review »
Alexander M Laxton via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/06/21
Does Max have to turn everything into a witticism ? The days of FW bringing serious comment are long gone. Sorry, I only listen when Barney is on as he keeps everyone in order.
exthatcher via Apple Podcasts · Sweden · 06/06/21
Disagree with taking the knee (like Wilfied Zaha) and apparently you are a racist and “as thick as a submarine door“. Well, I don’t know what I expected from this lot. I certainly won’t be listening any more to their smug, mainly white and male, entitled lecturing. In the same week there was a...Read full review »
BrendanJabbers via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/05/21
Hilarious with quality insight. Love Max, Baz and the rest of the Guardian crew.
lee clattermole via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 06/03/21
What would I do without my weekly fixes of Max and the team - insightful, analytical and fun at the same time - always my companion on morning runs or at the gym - part of my suite of favourite Guardian pods - just wish you were all kinder to Frank Lampard! Philip in Pretoria South Africa
Waterkloof via Apple Podcasts · South Africa · 06/01/21
Max is an excellent presenter, but the big Barry’s part got in the podcast the worse it became. He has absolutely nothing to say, so why he’s on every week is beyond me. The serious in depth podcasts are very good, but why have Barry there to say one or two inane comments in an hour? Much better...Read full review »
Teaanyone via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/26/21
Great analysis from the guardians football journalists. However the host max is pretty annoying and seems intent on ‘bants’ every episode. Barry’s depressive outlook on his privileged job is also wearing pretty thin now. Bring back James Richardson please! The BT sport football writers podcast is...Read full review »
gusmcd1234 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/25/21
Obrigatório pra quem gosta de futebol inglês!
Knut Juiz de Fora via Apple Podcasts · Norway · 05/20/21
I’ve loved the pod for many years and was one of the few that welcomed Max when Jimbo moved on, but the bias and favoritism that’s penetrated broader football coverage has gotten to the pod as well. I get that there are legitimate concerns about the administration and ownership of football, but...Read full review »
Foltz24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/16/21
Great rotation system of guests, first-rate hosts Max and Barry, enough depth and knowledge to get to the heart of the issues and full awareness of how little it all matters in the grand scheme. Philosophy and pedantry combined.
Sflomon1 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/11/21
Upon the Totally Football Show breaking off, this pod lost its top talent. It’s fine and fills the need for content well enough, but definitely second tier: what the Premier League would be left like if the European Super League had gone through. The “Barry is a curmudgeon!” shtick gets very...Read full review »
Tom Bombadil Day O via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/21
‘Ideally, they would conduct their business privately,’ nice of Barry to lord Sheik Mansour’s takeover of City as the ideal. “Ideally”, for Barry, the kind of owners who would drag clubs into the ESL should secretly takeover clubs without so much of a whisper. Imagine saying that. Imagine being...Read full review »
m i l e s d e e p via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/04/21
Top quality content and conversation dripping in Guardian smugness
Breezercat via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/03/21
By far the best football podcast. Max Rushden is a great host and his chemistry with Barry Glendenning is masterful. I enjoy the mix of football knowledge, intelligence and satire. They cover the serious issues very well too. Keep up the excellent work!
RobWildey via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/21
I wouldn't have bet on it, but this show has actually improved since man-of-the-people Max became permanent host with Barry as his borderline glum (but somehow heartwarming) sidekick keeping his chirpy optimism in check.Read full review »
funkyman79 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/25/21
The only good thing to ever come from the guardian
PL33ASE10243727492 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/22/21
Remove Barry and I give 5 stars
MilesMc22 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/20/21
Love the show , Max and all the panellists. I think I like this show more than the football they talk about. Witty , funny and poignant.... great stuff
Lee of Northumbria via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/14/21
Great hosts (Max and Barry). Always interesting guests. Look forward to every new episode. Thanks.
moscowbhoy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/13/21
Big fan of Sid, need more
Ruud van Dood via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/07/21
The panel does a brilliant job to hide their bias...errr nope. Also, I think its a very important point for Journos in general, if you don’t really follow a team or are not well versed about what is happening at the club then please refrain from just saying anything, or at least jumping onto...Read full review »
asingh94 via Apple Podcasts · India · 04/07/21
This is a truly excellent podcast that I’ve listened to for years. The one downside is that they constantly roll out the Liverpool supporting guest often to wax lyrical about another ‘great Anfield night’. Never in all these years have they had an Evertonian on the podcast. Appreciate they can’t...Read full review »
toffeeman69 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/02/21
The Liberal Left will love this....a tiny bit of football chat diverted by the usual Guardian anti-English bias that continually goes unchallenged...week after week (people who earn a living in England but hate it so much and don’t see their own hypocrisy continue to amaze). Anyone who loves...Read full review »
The beautiful left via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/02/21
Best footy podcast going - sorry James :)
boc610 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 04/01/21
He is the best. So funny and knowledgeable.
Pounder888 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/29/21
So Barry’s theory is that Newcastle are better than Everton because they have beaten us twice. Brighton have beaten Newcastle twice and are therefore better than Newcastle. But Everton beat Brighton 4-2 with the return game in 2 weeks. So Everton are better than Brighton. Have fun working your...Read full review »
bramley here we comr via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/28/21
This is a great, great podcast. The Rushden/Glendenning combo is genius.
Will Thisnamework via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/27/21
The regular Monday and Thursday pods offer some of the most insightful coverage of English, European and Global football around. Aside from all the Prem coverage you’d expect, Footba corner, Sid’s ham garage and Lukas Podolski’s kebab shop are all regular features. Bandini’s Serie A coverage is a...Read full review »
Offi_McSpin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/21
Great pod. Feels like listening in to a chat with mates. Also, I personally think Jimbo was more annoying than Max is.
E15 Phil via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/26/21
Previously the show's major weakness was the Monday episode where, like its main rival, it shovelled out too much chat about Liv/Ars/Spurs/United at the expense of everyone else. However, it seems to making a genuine effort to even out the coverage. Not perfectly. It does keep reverting to...Read full review »
MBelderson via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/24/21
Do a special on why clubs in Labour voting northern cities are despised and vermin.
SiJordz69 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/24/21
Best podcast out there, listen to all 3 episodes every week without fail
jay-el@1818 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/23/21
Barry and Max are funnier than Abbot & Costello or even Bert & Ernie. Their guests offer the perfect mixture of football knowledge, skepticism and entertainment. I never miss a podcast.
JEG439 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/16/21
This podcast offers some of the most interesting and unique takes of the modern game while offering hilarious commentary on them, it’s a real shame that there seems to be the common addition of political views and even clear virtue signalling. Although the politics effecting football should be...Read full review »
the concensus via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/12/21
This is every thing that’s wrong with modern sports commentary. Just lazy uniformed takes over and over. Every single one of these clowns would be absolutely lost if you put them on the touch line. Wouldn’t know the difference between an X and an O if they had printed out instructions
jrosey24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/09/21
Without doubt the best football podcast out there!
JoshT88 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/08/21
These guys get the balance of discussion and insight with entertainment and genuinely funny banter spot on. The dynamic between Max and Barry is superb and the guest rota varied and high quality. Great work.
LawlerBoy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/02/21
I used to love this podcast, but it used to be about mens football. The virtue signalling is incredibly annoying. Also, Barry complaining about the Northern Irish accent was pretty irksome. Barry continues to be a right so and so about Northern Ireland. I have reduced the rating down to 1...Read full review »
No pees in a pod via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/02/21
I listened to this podcast a good deal in the late noughties and I used to love it. James Richardson was top notch. It was genuinely funny. I moved away from it as I found it became incredibly London-centric, if you didn’t support a top 4 team or a club based outside of London, you had no chance...Read full review »
Frizzpong via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/26/21
Rude, stupid and unfunny. Just let them talk! Stupid Schtick and questions. Back to Jimbo
TOMWBSMITH via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/25/21
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