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Maine Road Ramble

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Maine Road Ramble is a Manchester City focused podcast originally created by Kevin Nelson and Ger Deegan, who met while writing for SB Nation a few years back. In it's present state, the Maine Road Ramble team is made up of Kevin, Ger alongside Andrew Dettmer, Jon Ashley and Joe Ricci.The podcast st… read more

163 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

S3 Ep18: The Pass, A More Expensive Manchester United, and Frozen Hammers

November 29th, 2021


Joe and Andrew sit down to recap Man City's recent matches against Everton, PSG, and West Ham and the level of dominance displayed in all three. They also answer some listener questions and Joe reveals he has terrible …

S3 Ep17: The Other Guys - The One Where Kevin (Almost) Cries

November 18th, 2021


Joe, Jon, Andrew, and Kevin sit down to record what could be their finest episode yet. Sadly, it may also be Kevin's last. The boys discuss top 4, …

S3 Ep16: The Theatre of Memes Presents Bernardooooooo (One Night Only)

November 7th, 2021


Jon and Andrew sat down to revel in City's 2-0 win at the Swamp, how great the entire City squad was, and talk about how they feel heading into the international break. 

S3 Ep15: Phil Makes Them Look Like Silly Brugges

October 21st, 2021


Jon and Andrew sit down to discuss Burnley, Brugge, and how City look as we approach the "half-term."

S3 Ep14: Liverpool Match Review

October 7th, 2021

Manchester City went into Anfield and not only came out with a point, but arguably outplayed Liverpool in a matchup against one of the Blues' …

S3 Ep13: Chelsea & PSG Match Reviews

September 29th, 2021

City are two thirds through one of the most challenging weeks a team can possibly face with matches away at Chelsea, Paris St. Germain, and …

S3 Ep12: Red Bull, Dramamine, and Carabao

September 21st, 2021


Joe and Andrew sit down to discuss the heart racing match against RB Leipzig, the absolute bore of a match against Southampton, and the pending match …

S3 Ep11: No Party for VARdy

September 11th, 2021


Joe and Andrew sit down in the aftermath of a nail biter against Leicester that saw a stat dominant Man City eek out a 1-0 win against the Foxes. 

S3 Ep10: Talking Leicester City w/ Dominic Wells

September 8th, 2021

Our opposition analysis series continues with a new edition on Leicester City. Kevin Nelson is joined by Dominic Wells of Top Bins Talk and Foxes of Leicester to break down all the most interesting questions surrounding …

S3 Ep9: The Transfer Show - Chelseas and Losers

September 2nd, 2021


Andrew and Joe break down each team's transfer window and decide who the Chelseas and the losers are.

S3 Ep8: Making It Look Effortless

August 31st, 2021

A second consecutive 5-0 victory for Manchester City keep the good vibes flowing on the Maine Road Ramble as Kevin Nelson and Ger Deegan return to …

S3 Ep7: Dear Lord Baby Jesus

August 24th, 2021

City recovered from an opening week defeat to put together a comprehensive performance at home against Norwich City. The 5-0 victory over the Canaries got the good vibes back for the Blues and this episode is nothing …

S3 Ep6: Talking Norwich City with Michael Bailey from The Athletic

August 20th, 2021

Our opposition breakdown series is back for the 2021/22 season and we're kicking it off with the newly promoted Norwich City! Kevin Nelson is joined by Michael Bailey from The Athletic to explore the state of the club …

S3 Ep5: xG? More Like xNo Not Again

August 18th, 2021

Manchester City's 2021/22 Premier League campaign is underway! Unfortunately, it's off to less than a roaring start but Andrew Dettmer and Kevin Nelson are on the podcast to break down all the intricacies from the …

S3 Ep4: 2021 Will Be Lots of Fun - Season Kickoff Extravaganza

August 13th, 2021

Ger and Andrew sit down to discuss what City look like with only hours left before the 2021 EPL Season kicks off and then turns their analysis towards the rest of the league and how each member of MRR thinks the season …

S3 Ep3: Jack Grealish Special: The Tactical/Analytical Impacts Of City's Newest Player

August 11th, 2021

Jack Grealish is the newest addition to the Manchester City squad and this episode is dedicated to breaking down all the tactical and analytical nuances. The conversation ranges from how his defending compares to City's …

S3 Ep2: Academy & Loan Players To Watch This Season

August 4th, 2021

Manchester City preseason is upon and with that, it brings the renewed excitement of seeing the team's youth prospects run with the first team. Over the past three games, several academy products have shown flashes of …

S3 Ep1: Transfer Window Check In: Updates On All 20 Teams

July 28th, 2021

The summer transfer window is far from over but with the season quickly approaching, it seemed appropriate to check in on the latest dealings to assess the roster changes so far for all 20 Premier League teams. We'd …

S2 Ep67: Man City Women Offseason Updates

July 21st, 2021

We are long overdue for an update on the Manchester City women's team so we recruited our old friend Ash to help us go through the end of their …

S2 Ep66: Euro 2020 Knockouts - Schick Happens

June 30th, 2021


Joe and Andrew sit down to catch up on the madness that has ben Euro 2020 so far and look ahead to what we can expect in the remaining matchups. 

S2 Ep65: The Transfer Show: Striker Targets

June 9th, 2021

Silly season is upon us and our transfer series is back to look at the most appealing while simultaneously realistic targets for Manchester City to …

S2 Ep64: Champions League Final Review

June 2nd, 2021

Manchester City's incredible season came to a disappointing end, losing 1-0 to Chelsea in the Champions League final. We've had a few days to reflect on the defeat and have reluctantly returned to the microphone to …

S2 Ep63: Champions League Final Preview

May 28th, 2021


The biggest game in Manchester City's history is quickly approaching and we felt the urge to preview the Champions League final against Chelsea from every angle. We touch on tactics, lineup selections, substitutions, …

S2 Ep62: Aguero Brightons Our Day One Last Time Vs. Everton

May 25th, 2021

Sergio Aguero may has played his final Premier League minutes in a Manchester City shirt and did so as his vintage self, scoring two goals in the final match of the season against Everton. Jon Ashley, Kevin Nelson, and …

S2 Ep61: Pizzas, Penalties, and Puskas

May 16th, 2021

Manchester City have clinched the 2020-21 Premier League title and this episode discusses all the factors and moments that have led to this success. Kevin Nelson, Joe Ricci, and Andrew Dettmer evaluate how this title …

S2 Ep60: Panenkas and PS-GG

May 11th, 2021


An up and down week has been properly processed by the team and Kevin, Joe, and Andrew are on the mic to discuss the Champions League semifinal …

S2 Ep59: Paris, Palace, and Protests

May 2nd, 2021


Kevin Nelson and Andrew Dettmer discuss a busy week of Manchester City and the footballing world overall. We start by talking about the protests and break in at Old Trafford and what it means for the team/sport. Then we …

S2 Ep58: The Only Cup We Carabaout

April 27th, 2021


Jon, Andrew, and Joe reflect on City's fourth successive League Cup triumph and a classy win at Aston Villa. There's praise a plenty for full-backs …

S2 Ep57: 48 Hours of ESL Hell

April 21st, 2021


In an emergency Full Squad Pod, Ger, Andrew, Joe, Kevin and Jon pick the bones out of a rollercoaster 48 hours of greed that threatened the very …

S2 Ep56: Not An Ideal Leeds Up To The Second Leg

April 11th, 2021

Manchester City lost for the first time in forever, falling to Leeds United by a 2-1 score. Kevin Nelson and Ger Deegan took the time to break down the loss and if there are any possible implications the loss has on …

S2 Ep55: Two Wins & Four More Years of KDB

April 8th, 2021


Jon, Andrew and Joe revel in the news of Kevin De Bruyne's contract extension and cast their eyes over wins - some more comfortable than others - over Leicester and Borussia Dortmund.

S2 Ep54: Talking Borussia Dortmund with Adam Darowski from FbRef

April 4th, 2021

Kevin is joined by Adam Darowski, the head of user experience with Sports Reference and FbRef, to discuss Borussia Dortmund. We go in depth on all aspects of the club from the tactics to the players and recent runs of …

S2 Ep53: AguerNOOOOOOO & The Other Guys - feat. Noisy Pod

March 30th, 2021


Join us, along with our special guest Joey and Mulv of Noisy Neighbors, as we react in the immediate aftermath of the Aguero contract news and take a …

S2 Ep52: xPeptation Management ft. 9320

March 24th, 2021


Andrew and Jon are joined by Ahsan and Howard from 93:20 as City fans take a collective International Break breath before plunging into the …

S2 Ep51: Moving On In All Competitions - Gladbach & Everton Match Reviews

March 21st, 2021


Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson are back on the Ramble to discuss another great week for Manchester City with victories against Borussia Monchengladbach in the Champions League and Everton in the FA Cup. We break down all …

S2 Ep50: Women's Pod: Keep On Run-In With Ash Barker

March 18th, 2021


Jon and Andrew are joined by Ash Barker as the Women's season approaches what promises to be an exhilarating final stretch. There's a look back at the ten-game win streak that put the WSL in City's own hands, an …

S2 Ep48: The Transfer Show: Midfielder Targets

March 11th, 2021

Manchester City need to sign a midfielder this summer and our transfer series is back to identify the targets the club should look at. The normal …

S2 Ep47: The New Curse - Wolves & United Match Reviews

March 7th, 2021

We gathered the strength to record after a derby defeat to cover that disappointment along with the victory vs. Wolves. It's a conversation that …

S2 Ep46: A Podcast of Rivals - Pre-Manchester Derby Chat with Will Defries

March 4th, 2021


With the Manchester Derby looming this Sunday, Andrew sat down with veteran podcaster and massive United fan Will DeFries to discuss the Derby, EPL in America, and pretending to be Wayne Rooney.


March 3rd, 2021


In the second half of our exclusive interview with the City and Canada forward, Janine Beckie talks about life in Manchester, her faith, and sticky toffee pudding.

S2 Ep44: UnxG - Gladbach & West Ham Match Reviews

March 1st, 2021


As City rolled to 20 consecutive wins, Joe and Ger sat down to discuss all things John Stones, Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva, Joao Cancelo, munchin' on …


February 25th, 2021


Jon talks to Canada international star Janine Beckie about her journey from little league soccer in Colorado to scoring in the FA Cup final for …

S2 Ep42: Talking Borussia Mönchengladbach With Jasmine Baba

February 23rd, 2021


With City heading back to Europe, we sat down with English and German football expert/consultant Jasmine Baba to give you everything you need to know …

S2 Ep41: A Pair of Tactical Chess Matches - Everton & Arsenal Match Reviews

February 21st, 2021

Kevin and Andrew dive into the past two City victories against Everton and Arsenal! Both matches were full of interesting tactical tidbits from City …

S2 Ep40: Talking Everton w/ Joel Parker from Toffee Analysis & Between the Posts

February 16th, 2021

There's no better time for a deep dive into Everton and there's no better person to help us do so than Joel Parker from Toffee Analysis and Between the Posts. He joins Kevin to discuss all aspects of the Toffees' season …

S2 Ep39: A Well Oiled Machine - Swansea City and Tottenham Match Reviews

February 14th, 2021

Another great week for the Blues as City moved on in the FA Cup with a victory against Swansea City and kept the streak going in the Premier League with a comprehensive win vs. Tottenham. We discuss both matches in …

S2 Ep38: The Transfer Show: Left Back Targets

February 12th, 2021

Our transfer series returns with the first position specific episode as we focus on what players City should target to fill the need at left back. …

S2 Ep37: Talking Tottenham 2.0 - Mour Spurs Talk with Joel Wertheimer

February 11th, 2021

With the matches coming thick and fast, and lots of changes happening to clubs across the league, we thought it would be beneficial to talk Spurs …

S2 Ep36: Introducing a New Podcast Series on the Manchester City Women ft. Emma Shone

February 9th, 2021

The Maine Road Ramble is starting a monthly podcast series exclusively focused on the City women's team and this is our first ever episode. We …

S2 Ep35: Levitating on Liverpool - Post Match Review with Bill DiFilippo

February 7th, 2021


Slapping Liverpool warranted an immediate reaction podcast, and we were joined by Bill DeFilippo, who we also have to thank for our special edition …

S2 Ep34: An Interview with TAFT Clothing CEO Kory Stevens: Manchester City and Mental Health

February 5th, 2021

Joe and Jon had the honor of interviewing CEO and Co-Founder Kory Stevens of Taft Clothing, a men's designer boots and shoes company based out of the US with a global presence. Kory just so happens to be a huge City fan …

S2 Ep33: Talking Liverpool w/ Chris Bowerbank from the Across the Pond Podcast

February 5th, 2021

Andrew sat down with Chris Bowerbank, a Liverpool fan and host/producer of the wonderful Across the Pond Podcast to discuss Jurgen Klopp's team prior …

S2 Ep32: Just Keep Winning

February 1st, 2021

Ger and Kevin are back on the latest match review podcast to discuss the West Bromwich and Sheffield United victories. The conversation ranges from tactics to individual player performances and more, with a few listener …

S2 Ep31: The Other Guys - Midseason Awards

January 29th, 2021

Our Premier League podcast is back for another session and we're talking superlatives for the season so far! Kevin and Andrew touch on nearly every team in the league in discussing midseason awards, both positive and …

S2 Ep30: Technical Victories, The Best Kind of Victories

January 24th, 2021

After a week of clutch City performances, Joe and Andrew join Jon to discuss Villa, Cheltenham, and some listener questions. Time stamps below:

S2 Ep29: Remembering Colin Bell w/ Sean Deegan

January 21st, 2021


Manchester City recently suffered the loss of Colin Bell, who was not only one of the club's greatest legends, but also one of the best to ever play …

S2 Ep28: Talking Aston Villa w/ Gareth Cooper from the Yushu Group

January 19th, 2021

Kevin had the pleasure of being joined by Gareth Cooper to discuss Aston Villa as their matchup with City looms on the midweek. The two cover a …

S2 Ep27: Like A Rolling Stone(s)

January 17th, 2021

After a well fought match against Brighton and a battering of Crystal Palace, Ger, Joe, and Andrew sat down to discuss John Stones, these matches, …

S2 Ep26: Talking Brighton w/ Albion Analytics

January 12th, 2021

Kevin was joined by Liam from Albion Analytics to take an in-depth look at Brighton Hove & Albion prior to their match with Manchester City this …

S2 Ep25: Vintage Silvaware

January 10th, 2021

With Manchester City bossing United in the Carabao, blasting Birmingham in the FA Cup, and Sheikh Mansour literally buying the FA Cup, Ger, Joe, and Andrew sat down to look back at two stellar City performances.

Time …

S2 Ep24: Transfer Show Pt. 2 - What We Need

January 7th, 2021

Joe, Andrew, and Kevin pick up the discussion from part one of our transfer series, in which we evaluated where each player on the current roster fits into the team's future, and look at the types of players that City …

S2 Ep23: Silky Ilkay and Pinpoint Phil

January 5th, 2021

Ger, Andrew, and Kevin got together to talk about the impressive victory Manchester City had against Chelsea on Sunday in another step closer to the …

S2 Ep21: Cancelo and Cancelations

December 29th, 2020


We're back to discuss the past two Manchester City matches, victories versus Arsenal in the League Cup and Newcastle in the Premier League. Joe, Andrew, and Kevin broke down all the major topics from those two matches, …

S2 Ep20: Surviving Southampton and the Arsenal Antidote

December 22nd, 2020

Kevin, Andrew, and Joe discussed a less than inspiring victory against Southampton, a gritty performance that had it's fair share of concerning aspects but with some signs for hope of improvement. Then the discussion …

S2 Ep19: Talking Southampton w/ Steve Grant from the Total Saints Podcast

December 18th, 2020

This episode dives into all things happening at Southampton, as Kevin is joined by Total Saints Podcast' producer and host, Steve Grant. The two discuss a variety of topics, including Southampton's managerial history, …

S2 Ep18: The Dross Derby

December 12th, 2020

After an afternoon we would all like to forget, Joe and Andrew hop on the mic for some audio therapy. We address the dross that was City's …

S2 Ep17: Talking Manchester United w/ Ryan Quinn from The Conventional Playmaker

December 10th, 2020

Kevin was joined by tactics writer and Manchester United fan Ryan Quinn to discuss the major topics surrounding City's crosstown rivals. The conversation covers all aspects of interest regarding United, including the …

S2 Ep16: The Case Why Each Contender Will and Won't Win the Premier League

December 8th, 2020

Joe, Kevin, and Andrew analyzed the top six contenders in the Premier League and discussed their realistic paths to victory in addition to the …

S2 Ep15: Mahrez Sizzles, Stones Rocks

November 28th, 2020

After a rampant Man City turned over Burnley; Jon, Joe, and Andrew took a look at the match as well as the biggest talking points of the weekend. Time stamps of specific segments below. 

1:30 Burnley Review
13:50 - …

S2 Ep14: Talking Burnley w/ Dave Roberts from the No Nay Never Podcast

November 27th, 2020

Kevin had the pleasure of having Burnley expert Dave Roberts, one of the producers on the No Nay Never Podcast, on to the show to discuss all things Burnley. The conversation touches on all aspects of the club, …

S2 Ep13: A Sunday at the Master's

November 25th, 2020

We had our first four man pod in a while as Andrew, Kevin, Joe, and Ger talked in the immediate aftermath of Champions League win against Olympiakos to discuss the last week in City. We touch on the struggles against …

S2 Ep12: The Pep Talk

November 20th, 2020


Andrew, Joe, and Kevin got together to provide their immediate reactions to the news of Pep Guardiola extending his contract with Manchester City for …

S2 Ep11: Talking Tottenham w/ Luke Griffin of Target Scouting

November 17th, 2020

Kevin Nelson was joined by Luke Griffin, Spurs supporter and co-founder of Target Scouting, to discuss the current state of Tottenham Hotspur. This conversation ranges from transfer activity to depth chart dilemmas and …

S2 Ep10: Blunted Blades and Goalless Greeks

November 6th, 2020


Jon and Ger look back on two wins and two clean sheets. Ger just about keeps his agenda against João Cancelo in check, while Jon asks Ger how he …

S2 Ep9: Some Marseille That We Have Turned a Corner

October 27th, 2020


Joe, Jon and Andrew review a satisfying Champions League performance (and win) from City in the south of France.

Andrew and Joe almost come to as blows (or as close as almost coming to blows as sitting in 2 rooms 1000 …

S2 Ep8: Winning Weird and Winning Ugly

October 22nd, 2020


Andrew Dettmer and Kevin Nelson sit down in the immediate aftermath of the opening match of Manchester City's Champions League group stage to discuss the victories against Arsenal and Porto. 

S2 Ep7: Is it Time to Give Internationals a Break?

October 15th, 2020


Jon and Joe discuss who has impressed and who has disappointed in the opening rounds of this strange Premier League season. There's also some serious …

S2 Ep6: Transfer Window Recap Extravaganza

October 6th, 2020


Joe, Andrew, and Kevin sat down to discuss the end of a busy transfer window, though not busy enough for Manchester City unfortunately. We cover every single team in the Premier League in this episode and tell you who …

S2 Ep5: Are The Struggles Against Leeds Cause For Panic?

October 4th, 2020


Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson break down the past week in City, focusing on the League Cup victory against Burnley and the Premier League draw verus Leeds United. We start by discussing what went wrong against Marcelo …

S2 Ep4: Penalized for Fox Hunting

September 30th, 2020

After a week of small highs and little lows, Andrew is joined by Ger to discuss:

- City's 2-1 win over Bournemouth
- City's 2-5 loss to Leicester
- Squad building issues and transfer needs heading into the final week …

S2 Ep3: A Molineux Hope for John Stones & Ted Lasso Review

September 23rd, 2020


Andrew and Jon review City's impressive opening day win at Wolves and talk central defenders now that Koulibaly seems to be off the table. Plus …

S2 Ep2: Overreactions

September 17th, 2020


Wide-sweeping generalizations based on minimal data. Basically what we do every podcast, but this time we're admitting it. And some City …

S1 Ep47: Final Reflections On Last Year and City Season Preview

September 9th, 2020

Kevin and Joe are back on this week's edition of the Maine Road Ramble to both reflect on last season and look ahead to the next campaign. We start by discussing our final thoughts on City's 2019-20 season and the …

S1 Ep46: How did things get so Messi? With Rafa Hernandez

September 1st, 2020

Joe and Andrew are joined by esteemed journalist, entrepreneur and all around Barca fan Rafael Hernandez to discuss: 
  • Rafa’s early days of …

S1 Ep45: Transfer Updates: Aouar City getting a new midfielder after all?

August 21st, 2020


Jon, Joe and Andrew sit down and discuss the current status of City's transfer targets. There is inevitable focus on Lyon's Houssem Aouar (we quadruple-checked the spelling this time), a look at City's goalkeeping …

S1 Ep44: We'd Be Lyon If We Said We Weren't Disappointed

August 19th, 2020

Kevin and Andrew forced themselves to review the Lyon loss, in yet another disappointing end to the Champions League campaign. We go through tactics, player performances, and what this game says about the team and Pep …

S1 Ep43: Ramblin' With Sports? and Comedy Producer Jay Wolff

August 14th, 2020

Join Andrew and Kevin on a rambling chat with Jay Wolff, formerly of ESPN's The Late Show with Katie Nolan and now of 500! with Jay Wolff podcast. 

S1 Ep42: Real rocked, and is Stones rolling?

August 10th, 2020


Joe, Jon and Kev revel in City’s comprehensive victory over Real Madrid in the Champions League before looking ahead to Saturday’s quarter-final with Lyon with some unexpected lineup predictions.

The lads also predict …

S1 Ep41: Ramblin' with B/R Football's Jack Collins (Real Madrid and 2020 Preview)

August 6th, 2020

As Real Madrid looms and the 2020 EPL kickoff is right around the corner, Andrew is joined by B/R Football's Jack Collins to discuss:

- His favorite …

S1 Ep40: Ferran Torres Day and Mailbag

August 5th, 2020

We put out the call for listener questions and you responded! Jon, Joe, and Kevin had a ton of fun answering your most burning questions, which …

S1 Ep39: End Of Premier League Season Review: Grades By Position Group

July 30th, 2020

As the Premier League season comes to a close, Jon, Andrew, and Kevin got together to discuss the year as a whole in addition to giving grades to …

S1 Ep38: Is It Time To Cancelo Mendy As The Starting LB?

July 21st, 2020

Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson are with you to discuss the disappointing FA Cup loss to Arsenal and the league victory against Watford. We touch on …

S1 Ep37: The Transfer Show: Alaba-out The Ideal Window

July 18th, 2020

With City now officially playing Champions League football next year, they are as attractive a destination for players as ever. So in preparation for …

S1 Ep36: Bertweek feat. Sam Lee

July 16th, 2020


Jon and Andrew are joined by Sam Lee, City correspondent for The Athletic, to talk the implications of the CAS ruling. Pep Guardiola's contract, a …

S1 Ep34: Garseeya?

July 8th, 2020


City’s performances seem to be repeating themselves as Jon, Kevin and Ger break down the inconceivable loss at Southampton and the demolition of …

S1 Ep33: Manchester City 4 - Liverpool 0 - Return of the Fourmidables

July 2nd, 2020

Andrew, Joe and Jon recap a thrilling 4-0 victory over Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium. Is this City showing that they will be back with a vengeance …

S1 Ep32: Benjamin Tries to Make aMends

June 28th, 2020

We're back after an up and down week from Manchester City with discussion of the loss to Chelsea and FA Cup quarterfinal victory against Newcastle. Kevin, Ger, and Jon touch on all aspects of the past two matches, …

S1 Ep31: We're Phil'in Project Restart - ARS & BUR Review, CHE Preview

June 23rd, 2020


Andrew Dettmer and Joe Ricci break down the Premier League's reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement, react to the latest Leroy Sane news, …

S1 Ep30: Merger with Manc and a Yank Podcast (Plus Rest of Season Preview)

June 15th, 2020

This episode is a big one, not only because Manchester City will be back on the pitch after three months off, but because Maine Road Ramble and Manc and a Yank Podcast are permanently joining forces! This merger has …

S1 Ep29: The Completely Unofficial All Time Manchester City Draft: In Association With Manc & A Yank

May 25th, 2020

The Maine Road Ramble and Manc and a Yank Podcast teamed up for a crossover that spans across all eras of Manchester City, drafting a starting eleven from the all-time greats in the club's history!

Kevin Nelson and …

S1 Ep28: The Best And Worst Transfers in Manchester City's History

May 19th, 2020

It's safe to say that City have a checkered history when it comes to the investments they've made. Some of their moves have proven to be genius while others have turned out, well, nightmarish. Kevin Nelson and Andrew …

S1 Ep27: Identifying The Man To Replace Aguero

April 29th, 2020

Kevin and Andrew return with an eye towards the future as Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero approaches the end of his contract in the summer of 2021. Mystery still surrounds his next move but many expect that his …

S1 Ep26: Managerial Retrospectives: The Kevin Keegan Era

April 23rd, 2020

With no football to look forward to right now, the Maine Road Ramble begins to look back on Manchester City's history with the first of our episodes focusing specific managerial tenure's in the club's past. We start by …

S1 Ep25: David Silva Appreciation Special

April 11th, 2020

With the looming possibility that Manchester City legend David Silva might have played his final match for the Blues, we thought it a good idea to take a moment to dedicate an entire episode in his honor. For many, …

S1 Ep24: Moving On From Leroy Sane

April 5th, 2020

With the expected departure of Leroy Sane, Manchester City will have to bring in a winger to back up Raheem Sterling and join the attacking rotation. Kevin Nelson and Andrew Dettmer did the research and identified three …

S1 Ep23: Staying Sane During A Quarantine & Plans For The Podcast

April 3rd, 2020

Ger and Kevin have been long overdue for a chat and this episode provides a much needed update on our lives and where the podcast goes from here. We start by talking about how to stay busy when you're stuck in the house …

S1 Ep22: Transfer Wish List: Left Back Edition

March 25th, 2020

Our series focused on identifying the best transfer targets to fit City's need has returned to talk about the left back position! LB has probably caused more stress than any other position for the Blues over the past …

S1 Ep21: Lawyer Talk: Updates On The Champions League Appeal & Where The Season Goes Next

March 23rd, 2020

The global pandemic may have stopped the season for now, but the Maine Road Ramble is back with an update on the legal dealings surrounding the short term future of world football and City's ongoing Champions League …

S1 Ep20: Transfer Wish List: Midfield Edition

March 11th, 2020

The transfer series returns after a lengthy break with an episode from Kevin Nelson and Andrew Dettmer focused on a pair of young midfielders for Manchester City to target! If you're unfamiliar with this series, we …

S1 Ep19: Rename the Carabao Cup Already

March 4th, 2020

One of the best weeks of Manchester City's season fueled Kevin and Ger to bring a whole lot of energy for this week's episode of the Maine Road …

S1 Ep18: We Just Couldn't Wait To Talk About That One

February 28th, 2020

The Maine Road Ramble is back earlier than we planned because we simply had to talk about that amazing performance Manchester City put on against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu! Kevin and Andrew get together for a quick …

S1 Ep17: Test Run For Madrid

February 25th, 2020

The matches are coming thick and fast for Manchester City as we're in the midst of one of the busiest stretches of the year. Kevin and Ger get started by looking back on two consecutive Premier Leagues against West Ham …

S1 Ep16: Transfer Wish List: $30 Million Worth Of Lawyers

February 15th, 2020

City got handed some bad news today as UEFA dropped a two season Champions League ban on the Blues to go along with a hefty fine. This show was intended to be a transfer focused show but we had to change course and give …

S1 Ep15: Don't Worry, We Can Diagnose This

February 6th, 2020

Kevin Nelson and Ger Deegan are back on the Maine Road Ramble and are wearing their doctor hats because this episode is a proper diagnosis of all that has gone wrong with City. We don't only discuss why the Blues …

S1 Ep14: Still Trying To Figure Out What That Was

January 31st, 2020

The Maine Road Ramble is back and Ger and Kevin are back together again after three weeks apart! It was a weird week for the lads to return to as the Blues survived in both the FA and League Cups, though we're not sure …

S1 Ep13: How Many People Do You Love More Than Kevin De Bruyne?

January 24th, 2020

The Maine Road Ramble returns to look back and forward on a busy week for Manchester City! Andrew Dettmer returns to the pod to co-host with Kevin Nelson as Ger Deegan picked up a knock that kept him on the bench for …

S1 Ep12: Transfer Wish List: Center Back Edition

January 21st, 2020


The Maine Road Ramble's transfer series returns with Kevin Nelson and Andrew Dettmer diving into the first set of scouting reports to get us ready for City's potential upcoming transfer dealings! The episode starts with …

S1 Ep11: Stop, Stop! He's Already Dead!

January 15th, 2020


The Maine Road Ramble returns this week with only one of its members as Kevin does his best to go solo for a short episode. Unfortunately, work …

S1 Ep10: Derby Day Domination

January 9th, 2020

The Maine Road Ramble returns to cap off a great week for Manchester City! The undercard was City's FA Cup tie against lower league side Port Vale, a match that checked all the boxes and confirmed a number of positives …

S1 Ep9: Recovering From The Festive Fixtures

January 3rd, 2020

The Maine Road Ramble returns to unpacked a congested week in the world of Manchester City! Three games are reviewed in this one and quite a few ups and downs throughout to be sure. Ger and Kevin start by looking back …

S1 Ep8: Transfer Special : Inaugural State Of The Union

December 28th, 2019

Introducing a new monthly series from the Maine Road Ramble that focuses exclusively on Manchester City's transfer dealings with Kevin Nelson and Andrew Dettmer! This series will not deal in peddling rumors but will …

S1 Ep7: Best Match Of The Season & Santa Is Real

December 24th, 2019


Kevin Nelson and Ger Deegan are back on the Maine Road Ramble podcast for another week of Manchester City coverage! This week is chock full of …

S1 Ep6: Who Would Want To Manage That Arsenal Team?

December 20th, 2019


The Maine Road Ramble podcast returns to with one of the more challenging recordings we've ever faced, because we lost the first few minutes of it! …

S1 Ep5: Lobotomize The United Match From My Mind & Replace It With Foden Propaganda

December 12th, 2019


The Maine Road Ramble podcast returns with a particularly long episode title after another harrowing week for the Blues. Kevin and Ger begin by …

S1 Ep4: The Good, The Bad, & The Derby

December 5th, 2019


The Maine Road Ramble is back for another week of Manchester City coverage! The Blues had a roller coaster of a week so we're all lucky this …

S1 Ep3: We're Definitely Not Worried

November 28th, 2019


The Maine Road Ramble is back for another edition, though this one is far less optimistic than we would hope! The lads start with a review of the …

S1 Ep2: The Return of the Special One and Chelsea Preview

November 21st, 2019


The Maine Road Ramble Podcast returns for its second episode with a surprising amount to talk about! The guys start with a discussion on the return of Jose Mourinho to the Premier League and what that means for …

S1 Ep1: The First Of Many

November 14th, 2019


The first ever official episode of the Maine Road Ramble is finally here! The recently rebranded Bitter & Blue Podcast has returned with hosts Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson diving in to all things Manchester City! The …

S1 Ep31: Big News! Very Big News!

November 1st, 2019


The podcast is about to under quite the transition so don't miss out on an unfortunate monologue from Kevin to see why it's been gone so long and …

S1 Ep30: Previews Galore!

September 10th, 2019


Welcome back to another edition of the Bitter and Blue Podcast covering all things Manchester City! Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson are back to look ahead to City's upcoming matches as the midweek games commence! We start …

S1 Ep29: How Do You Say Norwich?

September 4th, 2019


Welcome back to another edition of the Bitter and Blue Podcast covering all things Manchester City. Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson are back to discuss the latest match against Brighton and take a deep dive into how the …

S1 Ep28: Episode 28 - The Merlin Show

August 29th, 2019

The Bitter and Blue Podcast returns this week as Manchester City get back to winning ways down in Bournemouth with goals from Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling. 

Ger and Kevin are back to discuss the win, how it wasn't …

S1 Ep27: Episode 27 - V.A.Farce

August 22nd, 2019

Welcome back to another edition of the Bitter and Blue Podcast covering all things Manchester City. 

Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson are back to discuss week two of the Premier League season. First up is the thrashing of …

S1 Ep26: Episode 26 - We're Not Really Here

August 5th, 2019

After a long summer break, the Bitter and Blue Podcast is finally back! Manchester City are finally back! 

Ger and Kevin enjoyed their much needed summer of peace and quiet away from football after last seasons …

S1 Ep25: Episode 25 - End Of Season Awards/Kompany Appreciation Night

May 30th, 2019

Ger and Kevin are back in studio for a second time this week to bring you the inaugural Bitter and Blue end of season awards night! 

The lads will discuss their views and make their decisions on such prestigious awards …

S1 Ep24: Episode 24 - Domestic Treble Blues

May 27th, 2019

Manchester City have made history! For the first time in English football history they have completed a domestic treble. 
Carabao Cup, Premier League and FA Cup champions. What a season! 

Ger and Kevin are back to talk …

S1 Ep23: Episode 23 - CITY CITY CHAMPIONS

May 17th, 2019


CHAMPIONES! The Bitter and Blue Podcast returns this week to scenes of jubilation as Manchester City became back to back Premier League champions. 

Ger and Kevin are back in studio, to gloat, celebrate and break down …

S1 Ep22: Episode 22 - Captain Fantastic: End Game

May 9th, 2019


What a hit Vinny Lad! 

Ger and Kevin are back once again on the Bitter and Blue Podcast to lavish over THAT goal by our captain fantastic, Vincent Kompany and what an important goal it was in the title race for …

S1 Ep21: Episode 21 - The Run-In Nerves

May 3rd, 2019


Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson are back once again with another edition of the Bitter and Blue Podcast. A nerve-wrecking edition. 

The lads have just about settled down from Sunday's game with Burnley, where Manchester …

S1 Ep20: Episode 20 - A Time For Heroes

April 27th, 2019


After a longer than expected break from the pod the lads are back once again to chow down on some major Manchester City stew. 

Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson are back at the helm to talk you through a couple of …

S1 Ep19: Episode 19 - No Panic Needed

April 12th, 2019


Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson are back once again with another episode of the Bitter and Blue Podcast. 

The lads talk Wembley and another final on the horizon as Manchester  City progress in the FA Cup with victory over …

S1 Ep18: Episode 18 - Ready To Rumble

April 4th, 2019


The Bitter and Blue Podcast returns this week with a monster episode covering all aspects of another week at Manchester City. 

Firstly the lads look …

S1 Ep17: Episode 17 - Back In Business

March 27th, 2019


The Bitter and Blue podcast is finally back in business after a long hiatus due to Ger having the immune system of a child. The show must go on!  

The lads get straight back into all things Manchester City after what …

S1 Ep16: Episode 16 - Cream Rises

March 7th, 2019


The Bitter and Blue Pod returns as Manchester City go back to the top of the Premier League table with victory over Bournemouth after a gruelling …

S1 Ep15: Episode 15 - Raz Gets Redemption

February 28th, 2019


Well that was one hell of a week. 

Ger and Kevin are back to discuss another hectic week and another trophy for Manchester City after the heroics of the Carabao Cup final win over Chelsea on Sunday. 

Sterling takes …

S1 Ep14: Episode 14 - Sané Strikes Fear and Wembley Fever Kicks Into Gear

February 21st, 2019


After a hard fought three points for Manchester City in Schalke, who better than Kevin and Ger to break down the weeks action? 

The lads tuck into City's German expedition and discuss unbelievable Sané tekkers, last …

S1 Ep13: Episode 13 - Sarri-Ball Destruction

February 13th, 2019


The lads are back this week to discuss Sunday's incredible display from Manchester City in their 6-0 thrashing of Chelsea at the Etihad.  

Ger and …

S1 Ep12: Episode 12 - Here We Go

February 7th, 2019


After a hectic week for the Blues which seen them regain top spot in the league, Ger and Kevin are back to chat about the victories over Arsenal and …

S1 Ep11: Episode 11 - Game Over or Are We Just About Hanging On?

January 30th, 2019


Ger and Kevin are back this week to discuss a potentially disastrous defeat away to Newcastle on Tuesday night for Manchester City.

The lads get …

S1 Ep10: Episode 10 - Wembley Wembley!

January 24th, 2019


Ger and Kevin are in your ears once again to discuss another hectic week of Manchester City football. 

First up is the comfortable win over Huddersfield last weekend before moving swiftly on to the second leg vs Burton …

S1 Ep9: Episode 9 - Wolves Become Easy Prey and Kevin Says Goodbye

January 16th, 2019


Ger and Kevin are back once again this week to discuss another triumphant Manchester City win over Wolves on Monday night at the Etihad.

They …

S1 Ep8: Episode 8 - Goals Galore in Manchester

January 13th, 2019


Ger and Kevin are back once again to discuss a week of cup football for Manchester City where it was raining goals!

They dissect the performances against Rotherham in the FA Cup and also the 9-0 thrashing of Burton …

S1 Ep7: Episode 7 - Game On! Magnificent City Back In The Hunt

January 5th, 2019


Ger and Kevin are back for the first Podcast of 2019!

They briefly look at what went wrong over the Christmas period for City, but move quickly on …

S1 Ep6: Episode 6 - Palace Ruin Christmas

December 24th, 2018


Ger and Kevin are back for a special Christmas Eve Pod.

They try to bring the festive cheer but end up dissecting a loss at the hands of Crystal Palace.

Kevin talks about shopping while the lads also discuss the …

S1 Ep5: Episode 5 - Resurrecting Jesus, Fixed Draws and Return Of The Prince

December 20th, 2018


Ger and Kevin are back as always to mull over another hectic week in Eastlands. 

The lads get stuck into the league win over Everton last Saturday …

S1 Ep4: Episode 4 - The Future Looks Bright

December 13th, 2018


Ger and Kevin are back again this week to discuss a week of mixed emotions for Manchester City. 

Firstly the lads will dive head first into City's first defeat of the season at Stamford Bridge to find out what went …

S1 Ep3: Episode 3 - Our Wingers Are Dynamite

December 5th, 2018


Ger and Kevin are back in the studio this week to discuss another successful six points for City in victories over Bournemouth and Watford, plus they …

S1 Ep2: Episode 2 - Rough Night In Lyon

December 1st, 2018


Bitter and Blue Podcast Episode two is now live and in your ears!

Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson are back this week to run you through a busy week for Manchester City.

Firstly the lads discuss last weekends win at West …

S1 Ep1: Episode 1 - Manchester is definitely Blue

November 30th, 2018


Hello and welcome to the first ever edition of the Bitter and Blue podcast! 

Ger Deegan and Kevin Nelson sit down to record the first ever Bitter and Blue Podcast from SB Nation.

The lads discuss City's emphatic 3-1 …

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