Reviews
I like the podcast overall but I dislike the regular promotion of gambling (via talk of various odds and “good bets”).
jetpackbobby via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/03/23
The level of analysis is so lazy and so poor it’s really not what you would expect from the Athletic. The best quality of the athletic is that you have experts talking about teams they know…. These guys are absolutely clueless. They rely on headlines and cliches to get them through the pod cause...Read full review »
jrosey24 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/25/23
Really good podcast but instant turn off listening to some bloke talk about betting odds
Randommale86 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/23
Their weekend ‘preview’ is largely the betting odds. Utter sell outs
jhffdgjyrgkojfdwgjhg via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/06/23
No coverage on certain Prem teams like west ham. Huge bias toward Man U, Liverpool etc. and villa coz of presenters support for them. Poor unbalanced journalism from a group that claim to be above all that.
N London via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/29/22
This podcast would be really good if they lost the betting guy who just crams in pointless odds. I find it really hypocritical that The Athletic seems to preach on a number of issues yet still shoves betting adverts down your ears.
Devils50 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/23/22
Stop talking about politics and stick to the sport.
Stockton Seadog via Apple Podcasts · Finland · 12/07/22
Not sure why US pundits and the US national team are getting so much air time on this pod. Has the US all of a sudden become a football powerhouse? Wales, by contrast are barely getting a mention. Very odd. On the positive side, I appreciate that the athletic have (so far) not given up on the...Read full review »
Shaz- via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/27/22
Love the show, and I'm unsure if you all even control this, but the optics of bashing Qatar (rightfully) just to have the show sponsored by Emirates and featuring commercials from Aramco is interesting...to say the leastRead full review »
Pgooner04 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/22
This a football show stop bringing politics into it
kenn.m via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/22/22
Lots of conversations about the ethics of the World Cup host and yet not one of them touched on that of their own sponsors’ nation. The double standards and lack of awareness this displays are bewildering.
Real Ed Podcast Listener via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/21/22
The Friday preview pod with Dan and the lads is really excellent but it’s been totally ruined now with the amount of betting mentions. Scummy
stevodub79 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/28/22
Mark say’s Newcastle have paid big bucks for players like Bruno(£35m), Botman(£35m), Trippier (£13m) & that’s why Newcastle are where they are!! Remind me how much Manchester Utd, Everton and Chelsea have spent over the years! Please do your research
Lexlogie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/24/22
They know their football. But my god. Shameless promotion of gambling.
Anonymous*+**** via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/22/22
The occasional platitude reminding listeners to “gamble responsibly” can’t mask the fact that this is just a constant stream of potential odds, questions based on “who’s the favourite”, “what are the odds” and “what would be an good each way” together with chats around how great it is to be in...Read full review »
Arsefumble via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/15/22
It’s a good show through the week, until that is the weekend preview, such a shame that everything is odds and betting…then a poor attempt to make it alright by pushing Gambling Aware
Gandoolie via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/14/22
Questions not put to Fernandes; Why do you feign injury? Why do you squeal when you feign injury? You were booked for diving this season, what was so funny about cheating? Do you feel you were born to play for Utd as they love to sign horrible diving cheating snakes like you? Why do berate the...Read full review »
WillyWonks66 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/20/22
Sort your mic out Mark Chapman (who is excellent) - the presenter can’t have the poorest audio. Pod basics.
Trashcan Jack via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/18/22
Always a good listen. Smart and insightful guests and fantastic hosts. Especially want to give a shout out to Dan Bardell. He’s got a great sense of humour and always keeps the guests on their toes. Also nice to hear a Brummie accent when so much football podcasting is dominated by Southern voices!
justanotherappreview via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/13/22
Right let’s get one thing straight don’t speed up the podcast as it doesn’t work ……
1892ll via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/10/22
This is English speaking podcast and I can’t understand him. Need a better one!
j790000 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 08/03/22
The horn used in the jingle is so loud I flinch every time I think it’s about to play. I have to preempt the ad breaks in order to prevent being deafened
Joe1100 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/18/22
Great insight into many football topical. Love the preview pod and betting tips. If you have a gambling problem seek help and hope you get better.
Ollieflower12345 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/13/22
Great podcast, done by intelligent people for intelligent people, well about football intelligence
Jonathan tithecott via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/09/22
These guys act like Man City, Man United, Chelsea, and Liverpool are the only 4 teams in the league. There are countless other stories and clubs you could mix in for some conversation. Unfortunately it’s just like every other podcast or show. Same 3 takes on the same topics regurgitated over and...Read full review »
alexpicchietti via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/04/22
I enjoy the content, but the jingle is about twice as loud as the podcast so whenever the breaks come, my ears get blasted.
david6222 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 06/16/22
Carefully crafted & professional, I just love it.. calm voice and subtle manner of delivering - quite an inspiring podcast to say the least
Oluwatomi Oluwatomi via Apple Podcasts · Nigeria · 06/01/22
Interesting podcast with good analysis but way too much chat about odds with the bookies
Onesium via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/21/22
What a shame that the athletic guys decided to extremely limit what was a brilliant combination of David
nwab123 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/09/22
Perfectly good journalism ruined by selling out to betting companies. Running their ads is bad enough but having one of their employees on as a “guest” to shill for gambling throughout the show? Get a grip.
gmaxot via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/22/22
I rate the Athletic but with 55,000 children already addicted to gambling in the UK, it is indefensible to be promoting a bookmaker through podcast content disguised as football insight or journalism. A stain on your reputation.
Milesper via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 04/05/22
21 minutes of covering England’s friendly then 5 minutes on Gareth Bale the day after Wales V Austria
Mikey3433676 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/31/22
It’s disrespectful (and racist) to change people’s names to English just because you don’t know how to speak other languages. Be more cultured and make a real effort to say JORGE Mendes, since that’s his REAL name.
QuenepaPR via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/31/22
Don’t find any of the insights to be particularly enlightening or valuable, and the constant gambling adds and even having a Bet365 rep co-host and chat odds is pretty outrageously irresponsible and very dull for anyone who follows football for the football. Dan Bardell’s combination of awful...Read full review »
jcsxstr via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 03/23/22
Really enjoy the majority of the episodes, unfortunately I have to skip the episodes with Dan Bardell, I can’t listen to him I’m afraid - flat droning is unlistenable… everything else excellent!
Nikki K.O. via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/16/22
Disgraceful pro-gambling advert. Also, Jack Pitt-Brooke should stick to Made In Chelsea, posh and entitled git.
everybody'sdepressed via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 03/12/22
The general talk is okay but the constant dropping in of betting odds is ridiculous. Way too regular and it just becomes annoying comparing teams’ odds.
CT_17_¡! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/11/22
I love the Athletic but they have crossed a line by having a Bet365 guy on the show to chat odds. The relationship between elite football in the UK and gambling firms is already too close for comfort, and needs to be reigned in, not deepened. Shame on the Athletic for allowing the termites to...Read full review »
session timeout via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/20/22
The musical score alone should win awards.
SwaggyP76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/18/22
…my first experience of the podcast was the episode on increased problems at football grounds. It was really interesting but largely spoiled by one of the presenter’s liberal use of the “f” word. Quite ironic given the topic touched on respect and fan anti-social behaviour. She also seemed...Read full review »
SiRadley66 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/16/22
Mark Chapman is excluded from any criticism as he is a great host. However, the rest of the cast is filled with journalists who take themselves way too seriously and hosts who are annoying and quite frankly aren’t very intelligent. For a company that must have so many highly intelligent people on...Read full review »
ng13131313 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/03/22
Great content at times, yet - I did stop listening to it as I got fed up with Dan Bardell tell me that he really cares that I bet responsibly - whilst in the same breath promote the bejaysus out of bet 365 Go suck a lemon Dan Bardell - your strong Birmigham accent is the only thing you have...Read full review »
k111123 via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 02/01/22
Really great pod, with interesting guests and great content. Unfortunately I have to avoid the weekend preview which is peppered with betting odds throughout from a Bet 365 representative. There’s plenty of gambling advertising in football, but this takes it to a new level (to the Friday pod’s...Read full review »
Rowanh10 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/22
Don’t advertise “Ian Wright” if he’s not on the f’ing show!
D-sgrace via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/12/22
The best football review/comment platform out there. Impartial, detailed and precise of the opinions the panel. So many trash out there and these guys are a breath of fresh air. Keep up with the good work lads!
wolfde via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/07/22
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