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On The Left Side: The Funny Football Show

293 EpisodesProduced by Ant McGinley & Jim SalvesonWebsite

On The Left Side is THE funny football podcast. No tactical analysis or heat maps here, just a sideways look at the very best stories from the beautiful game in a handy bite-sized form. From commentary catastrophes to managerial misdemeanours. Jim guides you through a satirical look at the last sev… read more

293 Episodes | 2015 - 2020

Kick Off

October 7th, 2015


This week; Wayne Rooney the hopeless romantic, John Terry's parking antics and Mourinho talks gangster! All on the different kind of football podcast

On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim …

The Not Normal One

October 11th, 2015


This week On The Left Side uncovers the one big potential problem with everyones new favourite manager Jurgan Klopp and ponders what life after FIFA may be like for suspended president Sepp Blatter.

On The Left Side is …

Kick Off Death

October 19th, 2015


A footballers curse that could become a movie, and a movie which may hold the answer to all the games problems. Plus the best sick note ever and what …

Tecknine Lentology

October 26th, 2015


This week we jump aboard the Merry-Go-Round of managers, a puppet show aboard the Titanic, and manage to squeeze in some Shakespeare and Pigeons.

Contact the show: @ontheleftside on twitter or @ontheletsidepod on …

Nothing To Say

November 1st, 2015


It is a dark time for the Empire. I mean, FIFA. And while they search for a new emperor, Jose is still searching for a win, and some more words to use in his press conferences. And if you thought booing a theme tune was …

The Chinaman

November 9th, 2015


Roy Keane does his best Dave Whelan impression, Jose Mourinho takes school bullies head on with his potty mouth, and it turns out that Savage VS …

Non Bio Football

November 16th, 2015


This week Jim tries to figure out who's responsible for coming up with the latest name for the Championship/Division 1/league football championship manager thing before the Premiership. Or is that Premier League? …

Rock, Paper, Scissors

November 23rd, 2015


Jim goes beyond the headlines and results once again and this week suggests some realistic songs for the teams at next years European Championships, …

Black Friday Special

November 27th, 2015


Beat those Black Friday Blues with this extra special short bananza to get you through the weekend. Especially if you're Arsene Wenger

Boss Ta

November 30th, 2015


Will Hollywood be turning Mourinho's latest Romance into a Movie? Is Louis Van Gaal a tech advisor for ITV reality TV Show? And why aren't there more …

Gate Gate

December 7th, 2015


In another sideways look at football Jim asks: did Mick McArthy ever think anybody would find his dark secret? Which Premier League manager appears …

Flaky Scalp

December 14th, 2015


This show contains the following ingredients: One fan with an anger problem; one manager with a wind problem; a world class striker who doesn't seem …

The Special gOne

December 21st, 2015


This week: We have the inside scoop on Jose Mourinho's new job; The real reason why we should really be worried about someone outside the big clubs …

Man of Principle

December 28th, 2015


This week we snuck in to find out who was playing Santa at FIFA's Christmas Party, and ask - has Arnold Schwarzenegger's replacement been found? We …

OTLS #114 - Who Shot Mr FIFA?

January 4th, 2016


This week: We exclusively reveal what really happened in that LVG press conference; we discuss which ringtone the discerning football journalist …

OTLS #115 - Loop R Evil

January 11th, 2016


This week the show begins to affect our personal relationships as we ask if we would get this excited if anybody else announced they were leaving in …

OTLS #116 - We've All Done That...

January 18th, 2016


The greatest football podcast in the universe is back with a new episode! There are no statistics, no transfer news and no press conferences - here we take a sideways look at football. This week we're all about cooking …

OTLS #117 - Hamstring Zombie

January 25th, 2016


In the latest sideways look at the world of football we peruse the reading material we suspect is being shoved through Claudio Ranieri's letterbox, we put forward the case for quarantining Anfield to stop an epidemic …

OTLS #118 - God Is A Toffee

February 1st, 2016


This week: we teach West Ham Co-Owner David Gold how to make a sandwich; Donald Trump has a new opponent in the race to be President; we identify the …

OTLS #119 - Die Vard

February 8th, 2016


In the football show that's not really about football this week we have guest appearances from Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson, and Bernard Manning. Plus the inside scoop on Pep's softer less PC side, a suprise protester at …

OTLS #120 - LVGone

February 15th, 2016


This week we ask: Has Jose Mourinho discovered the secret of Cosmic Ordering? Does LVG need a restraining order against him before he is released into the wild, and what does he look forward to after dealing with all …

OTLS #121 - Meat Envy

February 21st, 2016


Its another romp through the last 7 days for football funny from the On The Left Side team. This week we kick Aston Villa when they are down & demand pie sellers have equal rights with Premier League top scorers. …

OTLS #122 - Horny Whale

February 28th, 2016


This weeks alternative football podcast is stuffed fuller than a brown paper enveloped in the offices of FIFA. We take a look at a beautiful love …

Not You Claude

March 6th, 2016


This week we look what a certain Liverpool striker is doing to help make ends meet, ask if Louis Van Gaal is actually the wisest man in football and …

Trying Too Hard

March 13th, 2016


Another week of football chaos giving plenty for the Alternative Football Podcast to get its teeth into… We have the earth moving (for some) in Leicester, we discover something more terrifying than being bitten by Diego …


March 20th, 2016


Fancy the good bits from 7 days of football in under 15mins? You my friend are in luck… On this weeks “alternative” football podcast we address the ominous Blatter-shaped shadow hanging over footballs governing body, …

Do You Beliebe?

March 27th, 2016


Now that everyone has officially decided that England are going to win the European Championships we can turn our attention to the other side of football. This week THE Alternative Football Podcast manages to find what …

Episode 10 x 2 +7

April 4th, 2016


After the desolate wasteland of the international break OTLS is back with rested legs and enthusiasm for the run in! This week we realise that Sky …

I See Delph People

April 10th, 2016


Time for another romp though the world of football… and like all good romps this one is over in under 12 mins. So, whats on this weeks Alternative Football Show? We ask are footballers doing stupid things JUST to get a …

Real Character

April 18th, 2016


This week: Jamie Vardy discovers his power animal, should we all be praising LVG and who is really behind Jurgen Klopp? Plus Elvis and Pato Banton …

Monkeys and Bears, Oh My!

April 25th, 2016


Slaven Billic goes all Doctor Dolittle as the footballing world is overrun by critters this week. Plus the worlds most excitable man loses the plot …

OTLS #131 - Hanks For The Tip

May 3rd, 2016


Get the most ridiculous stories from the world of football this week, including a couple of kinky revelations, Managers Catchphrases, a double oscar …

OTLS #132 - The Foxes Awaken

May 9th, 2016


Some people still don't know who won, but we want to know who the real losers were in the wake of Leicester's victory? We find that out, as well as enjoying a Shaq attack, and some little people with feedback. Plus we …

OTLS #133 - I'm Forever Throwing Bottles

May 15th, 2016


How do you really say Liepzig? Is there a secret setting on my satnav? What can your club sell to make even more money? Just what was it that got big Sam in the mood? What are the words to the official Euro2016 song? …

OTLS #134 - It's Over

May 23rd, 2016


There's goodbyes, hearts, mutants, bus rides, cardigans and a fair bit of nose hair picking in this weeks show. Plus some breaking football news and a guest appearance from Donald Trump. Come take a trip though the …

OTLS EURO'16 #1 - Roy Raps

June 13th, 2016


Bonjour! We’ve gone all continental and focused the On The Left Side satirical telescope on France for the European Championships. This week… We consider switching our support AWAY from England, un-cover possibly the …

OTLS EURO'16 #2 - Sons Gone To Iceland

June 20th, 2016


This week we get a jealous of everyone else’s national anthem, celebrate the fans from the emerald isle and consider the dubious personal habits of certain European nations... all whilst trying to avoid garden furniture …

OTLS EURO'16 #3 - On My Egg Son

June 26th, 2016


This week we reveal the worst place to keep eggs, the S&M secret of a football commentator, ask if one man's hair can save the EU and get an exclusive preview of the best football album in the world... EVER! All in …

OTLS EURO'16 #4 - Three Lions and a Dentist

July 3rd, 2016


Why is John Rambo retiring from international football? Can your translator be trusted? When is a footballer a headphone? Why are we even asking these questions? We're not sure but we try to answer them in this weeks …

OTLS EURO'16 #5 - Moth of the Day

July 13th, 2016


This week in football there was a biblical plague, an exclusive preview of a new pop record, the hashtag we hope to never see, and two commentators …

Fox Kills Dog

August 14th, 2016


Just like Pogba we're back, and just like him we've recorded our own Grime record. Also this week: Jurgen gets his kit off, Iain Dowie gives some …

OTLS #202 - Go-Pro Ankles

August 22nd, 2016


Jim maybe half cut this week but that won't stop him from sorting out fan finances, helping Arsene with his wardrobe, ranting at the Yanks, or …

Sack Snaps

August 29th, 2016


Come with us for a wander thought the over-grown weed-infested garden of football news as we take a set of shine secateurs to the very best back-page stories of the week. This week we look at the Joe Hart “situation”, …

OTLS #204 - Long & Keen

September 5th, 2016


This week we bemoan that the transfer window isn't what it used to be, but then again neither is porn. We wave goodbye to Charles, before asking who the f*** he is, meet a man who owes the world £240k, and for the …

12 Toilets

September 12th, 2016


Jim brings his domestic problems to the alternative football show this week as we ask answers and give questions like: just how much do you have to get paid to want to win a game? Is the next 007 currently kicking a …

OTLS #206 - Super Sub

September 18th, 2016


Jim's on holiday this week so producer Ant steps up to the plate. There's a lot of singing, a new way to play video games, a lesson in language and …

OTLS #207 - Jose's Organ

September 25th, 2016


Ready for this weeks round up of football funny? Good. On this weeks alternative football show we try to work out if Jose Mourinho has ALREADY started to loose the plot at Manchester United, look at the damage that …

OTLS #208 - Pint of Wine

October 3rd, 2016


This week On The Left Side sat down with a pint of wine and a wad of cash in a chineese buffet for chat about the funnier bits of this weeks football news… Is Big Sam England’s greatest ever manager? What is the …

OTLS #209 - Exactly

October 10th, 2016


Next generation meet the old generation as we track down the star of a seminal advert, while one football team has gone all Hollywood with their new …

OTLS #210 - The Cryo Game

October 17th, 2016


Should we put Rooney on ice? Do you need help after what you saw this week? Can you really seduce an international sex symbol in just 140 characters? …

OTLS #211 - Techo-phoot

October 23rd, 2016


Phil Collins is back, and so are we. But we don't have an embarrasing song in the closet like he does. We do have the inside story on what sounds …

OTLS #212 - Globality

October 30th, 2016


Whoop Whoop” Climb on board the football train as we pull into the satire station. Er… ok, forget that. On this weeks dose of Football Funny we take …

OTLS #213 - A German Team

November 7th, 2016


This week the pitfalls of pronounciation leads to Jim laying down another track; we use the pen of choice for the discerning pie eater; go all trendy …

OTLS #214 - 1, 2, 3, Move!

November 13th, 2016


Hello there. Lets all settle down, crack a beer and get ready for another week for Football Funny. On this weeks show we uncover the REAL hero of English football, wonder what ever happened to the football “Hard-man” …

OTLS #215 - Oh Arrr Ya

November 22nd, 2016


Who's driving Rooney to drink? And who could be causing chaos in the skies? Plus there's a troublemaker at Man Utd, and it's not because Jose won't …

OTLS #216 - Steve Slips Out

November 28th, 2016


World Domination, Tyrannical Monuments, Evil Organisations and Claims direct make up this weeks episode of what some are calling the big footbally podcast showdown. And just what happened to that girl you used to fancy …

OTLS #217 - #AskGareth

December 5th, 2016


Welcome to another week of Football Funny with On The Left Side. This week Eric Bristow made us all realise that footballers aren’t the biggest d***s on the planet, Gareth Southgate marked his appointment as England …

OTLS #218 - Blatter's Salami

December 13th, 2016


Howdy On-The-Left-Siders! This weeks romp though the meadow of funny football kicks off in the EVIL head quarters of governing body FIFA. We also try and cheer up Slavan Bilic, look into the financial situation of Jose …

OTLS #219 - Chinese Takeaway

December 19th, 2016


Guten Tag. This weeks romp though the last seven days of football includes some more gold from everyones favourite German… Jurgan Klopp as shots are …

OTLS #220 - 2016 Fannual

December 26th, 2016


It's Christmas so we decided to do a review of our year, that's the show, not our personal lives. That would have been a bit too gritty. Use your new …

OTLS #221 - Bye Bye Bob

January 3rd, 2017


Happy New Year. On The Left Side is about to bowl hopelessly into 2017 so buckle up and get ready for a few minutes of football funny. On this weeks show we unearth the Neville brothers most embarrassing moments, wave …

OTLS #222 - Salty Liquid

January 9th, 2017


Everyone loves a shot of JD at this time of year, Pep has a sing song, Arsene goes old skool, and Samir has a hangover cure that's more trouble than …

OTLS #223 - Ball Eating

January 15th, 2017


Here we go. Get your goggles on and slip into your Speedo’s because we’re about to take a dip in the deep end of football funny. On this weeks alternative football show we get a bit worked up about FIFA’s bigger but not …

OTLS #224 - The L Word

January 23rd, 2017


If you haven’t left your job and buggered of to China for a much larger, but probably less satisfying pay cheque, then pop in your headphones and get ready for the football funny. 15mins of satirical soccer sounds await …

OTLS #225 - Angry Arsene

January 30th, 2017


Are we about to see ambulance chasers targeting football? There's an ill wind blowing around Anfield, while Arsene Wenger could become the next big …

OTLS #226 - Watermelon

February 6th, 2017


This week we saw Transfer Deadline Day come and go without anything very interesting happening and so why not TRANSFER your boring old football …

OTLS #227 - Beckspam

February 13th, 2017


Once again On The Left Side sprinkles the funny over football in exactly the way that Alan Shearer does not. This week we rise in defence of "Sir" David Beckham, Prove Gary Neville VERY wrong and get the inside scoop on …

OTLS #228 - Choose Football

February 20th, 2017


This week on the show FULL of football funny we watch the Champions League tear apart reputations ("Wenger Out" anyone), wonder exactly what an "Unethical Hair Cut" is, and try to work out exactly what they're smoking …

OTLS #229 - Pie Hard

February 26th, 2017


Whoa! Claudio has gone… sacked by Leicester City. ANYTHING can happen in football and when it does you can be sure that On The Left Side will cover it in football funny. This week we talk about Ranieri’s departure, …

OTLS #230 - I Luv Zlat

March 5th, 2017


This week's show is all about letters: Jim pens what turns into an awkward love letter to Ibrahimovic; we try and keep it together as we read Claudio's goodbye; footballers spit letters as they try to destroy Grime; and …

OTLS #231 - No Carbs

March 13th, 2017


This week we uncover the worlds biggest practical joke could be taking place in the Premier League, investigate the reasons behind those poor …

OTLS #232 - Monsters

March 20th, 2017


On The Left Side is off skipping through the bluebell fields of football satire once again, only stopping to smell the funny side of the beautiful …

OTLS #233 - John's Stones

March 27th, 2017


This weeks: Balls, Planes, Sandwiches, Eyebrows, Rhyming Cookery, Love and Organised War. Oh, and there's some football stuff too. #Arsenal #ManCity …

OTLS #234 - Ronny's Bust

April 2nd, 2017


The international break gave us no respite from the ridiculous side show of football funny and we bring it all to you here in a commute size package …

OTLS #235 - Slap & Tickle

April 9th, 2017


This week we continue to be the most unfootball football show as we look at who not to book as your wedding DJ, ask how many pies can you eat in one night, dabble with brain transplants and have the scoop on just who is …

OTLS #236 - Son-in-Laws

April 17th, 2017


Linguistic trouble all round this week as Tony Adams confuses Paul Merson with his latest career mood, Ronald Koeman has no inner monologue when …


April 23rd, 2017


It's a terribly English affair this week with John Terry, Harry Redknapp, Wayne Rooney and the late Ugo Ehiogu inspiring this weeks nonsense. Oh and there's a little Argentinian fella and some emojis. Please Rate and …

OTLS #238 - Terry's Mum

April 30th, 2017


Hello. Thanks for checking out the latest dose of satirical football words from the minds on On The Left Side. This week we see relegations and sackings as the football season reaches the pointy end, get pretty …

OTLS #239 - Ironic

May 7th, 2017


A bumper episode this week with rants about racism, mental health and sexism. Then we all chill out a bit as Jim chats to a nice lovely bearded …

OTLS #240 - Crispophilia

May 15th, 2017


What happens when you stick your tackle in a bag of potato snacks? Does the flavour leave a stinging sensation? We fail to answer many questions like …

OTLS #241 - Second Coming

May 24th, 2017


Here we go! On The Left Side is taking another romp thought the week of football funny. This week we got to say goodbye not only to the football season for a few months but also to Sunderland, White Hart Lane and John …

Thank You Willy

May 30th, 2017


It's been a tough week. On The Left Side looks at how football reacted to events off the pitch in Manchester, says good bye to a load of familiar faces in the Premier League as the transfer window creaks open and talks …

2016/17 Season Fannual

June 6th, 2017


Jump in our Delorean and look back at the last 8 months in the world of football in this special end of season round up #Football #Soccer #EndOfSeason #SeasonReview #FootballFunny

OTLS MICRO-POD #01 - Ronny's Hair

June 12th, 2017


Everybody's gone on holiday except for us, so here's a shorter, sweeter, siller look at the stupid stories from soccer in just 5 minutes.

OTLS MICRO-POD #02 - Inquisition

June 19th, 2017


As we sweat through our football kits we keep you up to date with all the stupid summer soccer stories with a shorter dose of football funny. This week, Ant looks at some of madness surrounding next seasons kits, and …

OTLS MICRO-POD #03- Diego-ing

June 25th, 2017


Could Craig David have found a use for those injured footballers that just drain your clubs bank balance? And whats the worst thing that your thumbs …


July 2nd, 2017


Things have gone a bit more stupid than usual. Particularly at Arsenal AND the House of Commons. Thankfully, institutions like FIFA remain as …

OTLS MICRO-POD #05 - Love Bites

July 9th, 2017


It's all about sealing the deal in relationships this week, from a world class footballer and his childhood bride, to John Terry and his new love. #Messi #Barcelona #Argentina #Football #Soccer #Sillystories #JohnTerry …

OTLS MICRO POD #06 - Everton PJs

July 16th, 2017


It's the episode that all toffee fans have been waiting for! All the comings and goings, nightwear and newspapers that have dominated this weeks silly soccer stories. And we really need to put a child lock on the studio …

OTLS MICRO-POD #07 - 50-25-25

July 23rd, 2017


This week schools out as we use Video Games to scout new players, Cartoons and fruit to secure the services of your star player, and a brave new …

OTLS MICRO-POD #8 "Ney-Money Ney-Mar"

July 30th, 2017


The transfer window has finally kicked into gear and On The Left Side is as confused as ever? Is Neymar really worth over £200million? Can Jose Mourinho spend any more money? Does Jurgen Klopp know where Paris is? All …

OTLS MICRO-POD #09 Swipe Right

August 6th, 2017


In the week that Neymar announced his move wasn't about the money, Ronald McDonald played ball boy for United, there was hair pulling at dawn between …


August 10th, 2017


The new season is here, we've got a new theme tune and we're now out twice a week. Today we've got money on the mind in a good way thanks to the nicest man in football (it's not Raheem Sterling) and if you're an animal …

OTLS #302 Coutin-Go

August 13th, 2017


Things we learn this week: Some footballers just don't get paid enough; One of the Neville brothers can't count, or was it three of them; Liverpool …

OTLS #303 Costa Lota

August 16th, 2017


Have we uncovered an evil science programme hidden beneath White Hart Lane? What do you fine the footballer who has everything? And which criminals do today's sporting heroes look up to? All of these and more go …

OTLS #304 Here's Jonny

August 20th, 2017


If you hadn't noticed by now the world of Football Transfers has gone loco. This weeks dose of football funny may well be the tipping point that sends us all over the edge. Over the next 8mins Jim is going to tackle the …

OTLS #305 Wenger Out

August 23rd, 2017


We ALL knew it was going to happen at some point but did ANYONE really thing that #WengerOut would be trending on Twitter within 2 weeks of the …

OTLS #306 Taking the Piss

August 29th, 2017


Jim is off enjoying himself and so Ant is left holding the football-shaped baby for show 306. This week we kick back and enjoy some time off, get a …

OTLS #307 Clock Is Ticking

August 30th, 2017


The clock is ticking! Not only on this years summer transfer window but also on the shelf life of the gags in this mid-week episode. Jim is back and casting a cynical and sarcastic eye over the futures of Philip …

OTLS #308 Sanchez Stays

September 3rd, 2017


Well... it looks like Alexis Sanchez is sticking around in North London for a little while longer. That, and a whole host of failed transfers made …

OTLS #309 The Bird

September 7th, 2017


We manage to find some excitement in the international break as well as some anger and tears, a classic car movie remake and a tongue twisting tweet of the week. It's all in the latest episode of the Alternative …

OTLS #310 Dildo Bros

September 10th, 2017


Once again football gets all sexy, but it might not be enough to save a certain manager from the sack. And are we on the verge of what could be the …

OTLS #311 Gone Dutch

September 14th, 2017


Will Frank De Boer spend his newly found free time watching Jeremy Kyle? Or will he spend his time analyzing the hairstyles of the world's best …

OTLS #312 Sesame Soccer

September 17th, 2017


14. 40. 15. Not coordinates but just some of the numbers in this episode, which also sees So Solid Crew are back with a message for Leicester City …


September 21st, 2017


We all know Rooney has had a nightmare of a week, but it's been a dream for a footballing Unicorn and another big footballing name will be getting a lie in this week. We find out why, or at least that was what the …


September 24th, 2017


We could do a show all about football and footballers or we could just interview a dog and sing songs about willies. Guess which one we did?


September 28th, 2017


This episode is all about breaking records and team unity. And Batman vs Spiderman. And social media etiquette. And schoolboy behaviour. And the fact …

Pep Talk

October 1st, 2017


While Gary Lineker talks balls in foreign speak like, we travel from Bromley to Tesco, eat roast swan sandwiches, build a machine to save football journalism from itself, and travel to an alternate universe, where Jose …

Oh So Quiet

October 5th, 2017


In this episode, we tackle European politics, philosophy and how to stimulate the modern football fan, plus a state of the art survey, the greatest …

Preda-toe: Have Beckham, Hoddle and Merson all gone mad?

October 9th, 2017


England are through to the WC but are they simply dreaming of a short back and sides? Glen Hoddle takes us through the diary of Harry Kane, and …

Genetics, Egyptians, Hobbits and Teletubbies

October 12th, 2017


It would seem qualifying for the world cup is still exciting in some places, and one commentator seems to be more interested in finding his mate. …

Testiculating Stephen Hawking vs Dr Seuss

October 15th, 2017


A pundit puts himself back under the floodlights, there’s a brief History of The European International League and we ask if a beloved kids author has joined the MOTD team. All in the football show that's not really …


October 18th, 2017


There’s dancing in the streets of Newcastle and Leicester and in Leicester as someone gives up, some one storms out, and someone is kicked out. It all means one club has a lost a snake and gained a horse, while another …


October 23rd, 2017


This week we bring you back to 1912 but it seems the FA may have been there all along. Elsewhere, Jose complains about the fact that no one complains about his complaints. At least I think that's what he was saying. And …

Bye Bye Koeman, Hello secret gay footballers

October 26th, 2017


This week we stumble over the freshly slain Ronald Koeman in the killing fields of football, learn how to deal with crap Christmas presents from your relatives, and with one rag plumbing new depths, we ask if …

Bye Bye Bilic and Carabao Catastrophe

October 30th, 2017


  It’s all balls according to Pep Guardiola, who is in need of a miracle, but not as much as Slaven Bilic who has his head on the West Ham chopping …

Everyone Wants The Everton Job

November 2nd, 2017


Goodison Park is swimming in job applications from pretty much everyone, including the caretaker manager. It's fair to say that Joey Barton is not a big fan of David Unsworth, no matter how much he tries to hide it. And …

Simon Sacked in Sunderland Shambles

November 6th, 2017


There's some good news for everyone who isn't a Sunderland fan, and even good news for sacked manager Simon Grayson. Mick Mcarthy makes us laugh but Roy Keane will probably never be happy. Same goes for Jim if you …

The World's Greatest Football Manager

November 9th, 2017


David Moyes is in, Slaven Bilic is out, and Arsene Wenger is angry. Most managers retire by the time they reach their early seventies, but in this episode, we meet a man who kept going and went on to break all records. …

England Impress and Moyes is on the edge

November 13th, 2017


David Moyes is taking no prisoners with his first press engagements as the new boss of West Ham. Which is probably a good thing, as he's sounding more than a little bit scary. Meanwhile, Gareth Southgate cobbled a team …

No Goals, No Italy, No One Cares

November 16th, 2017


A goalless draw against Brazil was great for Neymar, but he's been crying, as was Buffon after the Italian's drew a blank against Sweden and now they'll be joining the Republic on the couch at home to watch the World …

Pressure on Pulis and Robot Football

November 20th, 2017


Goals galore this weekend, Tony Pulis should be scared about his job, but despite the everyone acting like it's already happened, he is acting like …

What next for Pulis and West Brom

November 23rd, 2017


The Baggies pull the plug on Tony Pulis, only to realise that he may be just the man they need to keep them up. But could he be about to become a …

Does Cantona want Pep and can God save Everton?

November 27th, 2017


Ant steps into Jims boots today and looks at the Oumar Niasse situation from many different points of view. All of which seem to come from Phil …

Allardyce on his way, Lukaku on target

November 30th, 2017


  Have Everton just had their most important game EVER? Martin Keown thinks so. Big Sam has turned up to save everyone but it looks like he’s not got much to be worried about, so host Jim offers some tips if he goes out …

Big Sams Big Everton Job and England World Cup Panamania

December 4th, 2017


What did Southgate do to sort out that draw for next summer, could he be any less excited about it, or indeed aware of potential hazards while …

Pep vs Pogba and Sunderland in the toilet

December 7th, 2017


As we get ready for the world's earliest title decider, we ask the big questions: Like does Pep Guardiola write all his Tripadvisor reviews in …

Klopp's bite, Ronaldo's victory and Wenger's headache

December 11th, 2017


Ronaldo surprised no one by winning footballer of the year for the fifth time. Meanwhile Jurgen Klopp showed off his new teeth before sinking them into everyone who thought that was a penalty in the Merseryside Derby. …

Sour milk in Manchester

December 14th, 2017


  There are still cuts and bruises from the Manchester derby, but most of these seem to have happened in the City changing room, AFTER the game. Plus we search the media to find the truth about, well about Jose …

Sullivan's excuses, and no Christmas for Everton

December 18th, 2017


West Ham’s own version of the chuckle brothers, Dildos, sorry I mean Davids, Gold, and Sullivan have been at it again, and it could mean that Jose …

Diving, Paintbrushes, and could a team Yorkshire one day win the World Cup?

December 21st, 2017


David Moyes steps up to protect his West Ham players with some diving tips. Meanwhile, Match of the Day goes all Arty farty thanks to Martin Keown and his brushes, plus we speak to Phillip Hegarty of the Yorkshire …

It's a Christmas Day Special!

December 24th, 2017


It's cold, it's snowing, so warm yourself by the fire while we open some of the cards and presents sent to us by the great and good of football, …

It's our 2017 Fannual of the year!

January 1st, 2018


It's time for us to look back at some of the stupid, silly and downright comical things in our annual look back over the year. In this bonus-length episode we cram in as much of the last 12 months as we can and see that …

Klopp gets Van Dijk, Jose gets the blame, and football gets political

January 4th, 2018


Jose Mourinho looks set to appear on a new TV game show, but will he still struggle to get points? Liverpool have just bought the world's most …

Wengers Wallet, Lazy Jose, and crossing the line with Livermore

January 8th, 2018


We look at some of the biggest surprises in the football rollercoaster that is the transfer window, find out the secrets of Arsenal's finances, …

Swansea go shopping and VAR is a bit MEH

January 11th, 2018


We’re not sure the new Swansea manager fully understands the concept of the transfer window as he is off down the fish market. Elsewhere, the Mayor …

The Rooney Rule and Firminos Heartbreak

January 15th, 2018


We discover that the number of managers with backgrounds of being bad managers, far exceed those of BAME managers across the Football League. And wonder if the FA are only able to address one 'ism' at a time? eg if they …

Giggs Returns as Sanchez packs his bags

January 18th, 2018


There are lots of numbers flying around as Sanchez is poised to leave Arsenal. But what shirt will he be wearing in the next few weeks? And more importantly, apparently, what number will he have on the back of it?We …

ABBA, Alan Shearer dolls, and Crouch vs Carroll

January 22nd, 2018


Just what has got Antonio Conte pulling his hair out? And why has Alan got a bee in his bonnet, or more to the point a V, an A, and an R?We get a …

Silva bites the dust and the rise of the Proper Football Man

January 25th, 2018


Marco Silva is the 7th Premier league manager to be sacked this season, and the second because of Everton. Harry Redknapp is having a pop at those funny foreigners again, and Alexis Sanchez is finally in Manchester, …

The Dyche Diet, and the worlds first Football Song Baby

January 29th, 2018


Could there be trouble as the top English manager in the Premier League this season is confronted with his past in a scandal absolutely nobody is …

PNev explains those tweets, and Jose gets juicy

February 1st, 2018


Who wants to be Phil Neville? We spot a weakness in his skill set as he again proves his inability to count, but he tries to dig himself out of a …

West Ham, Africa, and Merson's Transfer School

February 5th, 2018


  Today proves that football currently has more money than sense, as there was a lot of transfers and a whole lot of stupidity over the last year. …

Conte's curse and Kane's century

February 8th, 2018


It's all about hair, organised crime and sleep deprivation at Chelsea this week, as Bakayoko still has no idea how to win fans over. Thankfully, we …

Evra blowing bubbles, Mahrez moaning

February 11th, 2018


Can Patrice Evra give West Ham a kick up the face, much like he did to one of the Marseille fans? Or is his signing purely political? Meanwhile, …

Woy is Wattled and Unexpected Penis in the Bagging Area

February 14th, 2018


Another bite-sized podcast full to the brim with "Funny Football" stuff from the Premier League and beyond. This week we see a dark side to Crystal …

Ronaldo and Kane breaking records (again) and a Valentines Day massacre at Man City.

February 18th, 2018


On the latest Funny Football Podcast, we ponder how the tabloid newspapers might report the sad retirement of Hull City defender Ryan Mason, wonder …

Wigan End City's Dream of Going 4 Up... and Pep gets Punchy!

February 21st, 2018


It's Funny Football Podcast time again as Wigan Athletic knock City out of the FA Cup with a goal from the mighty Will Griggs (who is clearly still …

Mourinho & Pogba on the rocks, chicken picnic, and Taxi for West Brom

February 26th, 2018


The greatest love story of last season could become the biggest break up story of this one, as Jose forgets all about his expensive Frenchman Paul …

Winter Break is Coming and walking football

March 1st, 2018


The first bit of silverware has gone with Man City taking home the carbo.. the caribou.. the carabababo... the Leauge cup, but Gary Neville thinks Arsenal just walked over and handed it to them. Then walked back. Very, …

VAR chaos, Snow chaos and mistaken identity

March 5th, 2018


We go a bit Radio 4 at times today, thanks to the farce that is VAR, a system so bad it makes sense it’s being used in the world cup. And as the …

Arsenal heartbreak and Chelsea statues

March 8th, 2018


The defeat to Brighton was the equivalent of a massive coronary for one Arsenal fan on this weeks Our Tune. And it's not just the supporters all this is affecting. Arsene Wenger pops up on X Factor, then talks about …

Watt confuses referees and Real runs at Madrid

March 12th, 2018


Football this week went a little bit Abbott and Costello as do we as we try and figure out just how Sanchez Watt managed to get himself sent off, and then on again for Hemel Hempstead. Meanwhile, over in Spain, Sergio …

Jamie Carragher gobs off

March 15th, 2018


While everybody is angry at Carra for his actions this week, we take a moment to appreciate the natural ability the man has to pull off the feat that …

Jose blames United and nobody's fans are happy

March 18th, 2018


Everybody seems a little down, even Manchester City after they got Liverpool in the Champions League. Everybody is having a go on the misery …

We blame Russia. For everything

March 22nd, 2018


Just how far has Russia infiltrated the UK? We stick a comedy finger up their nose and ask is football impervious to it? And most importantly, how will the knock-on effects of this change the line up on ITV2? We get a …

Passion, part time jobs, and bad decisions

March 26th, 2018


This episode Amy Christophers (@ThatSportSpice) steps into the OTLS hotseat and asks where has all the passion gone after England beat the Dutch. We …

Get behind England, pay Russia & goodbye Zlatan

March 29th, 2018


With Jim still away, today's emergency comedy caretaker is Gamesmaster Golden Joystick winner Damien St John, who takes on yobbos in Amsterdam, …

Bolt, Benches, and Women United, with BBC 5 Live's Dotun Adebayo

April 2nd, 2018


The final of our guest presenters to take the reigns is late night BBC radio legend, Dotun Adebayo. Puma. And Usain Bolt has scored, but not like you …

Ronaldo the one man team and YOU'RE asked to join #TeamIceland!

April 4th, 2018


Much to no one's delight regular host, Jim makes a return in the brand new On The Left Side; The Funny Football Show. Your regular dose of funny …

Man City need a new bus. And a date.

April 9th, 2018


Manchester City fans must be distraught. With a handful of games to go their 13 points clear in the league, already have one trophy under their belt, …

Harry's Goal, Big Sam's vision and Wenger's Baby

April 12th, 2018


It seems that the Golden Boot is now the most important piece of silverware still up for grabs and has led to Harry Kane robbing everyone who has …

Poor Panels, Rubbish Referees, and S is for Sunderland

April 16th, 2018


So Man City clinch the title thanks to West Brom and Man Utd, but the real story of the last few days in the beautiful game lies in pop music and in …

Clap your hands for Kompany, Pep's secret and Danny Dyer

April 18th, 2018


So after denying them last week, United handed City the league title, catching them a little unprepared when it came to celebrating. Or maybe not, as a certain dodgy promo video from Etisalat suggested. Meanwhile, the …

Wexit Happens, Big Sam has a Referendum, and Barton is Boss

April 22nd, 2018


Everton fans this week got to fill in an official survey on how bad they thought Sam Allardyce was as a manager. And after fans spent more money on planes and campaigns than Arsenal have on players, Wenger finally …

Obi-wan Kane-obi and Han Salah

April 25th, 2018


Harry Kane is at it again, but is he as good at mind games as he is at corners? Mohammed Salah is undoubtedly King of the Kop but could he be the …

Wenger gets pushed out of Heaven, and is Rodwell a Wally?

April 30th, 2018


What would Arsene say after his life flashed before his eyes and he met God? Apart from I didn't see it. But Wenger isnt the only person leaving at …

Can Jose's scratchcard and a pint of Dyche make you happy?

May 3rd, 2018


What drives Mourinho to success? And do we need a new measure of success? Instead of awards - let's just name pubs after people that achieve great things, which is about to happen in Burnley. Plus we all know that …

Selling Wembley and Talking Balls

May 7th, 2018


As the Emirates waved goodbye to Arsene Wenger this week, we ask if the FA soon be doing the same with Wembley Stadium as the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars chucks a load of money at them? And we find out what it …

Swopping shirts, keeping your best players and Arsene Mixalot

May 10th, 2018


With the business end of the season almost wrapped up players are swopping more than just shirts, as clubs try to hold on to their best players and …

Hotel cancellations, Harry Potter and the end of an analogy

May 14th, 2018


City hit a record breaking 100 points, Southampton are safe but there are more important questions that need answering. Like have Tottenham achieved their goal of turning into Arsenal? Is Mark Hughes actually a wizard? …

The writing's on the bus

May 21st, 2018


So, Jose lost his first final in England. Or did he? Elsewhere Gareth Southgate has announced who is getting on the team bus, but this week more importance is being put on what is being written ON the bus as FIFA get in …

No, no, no Karius WTF, and Kane you hear me roar?

May 28th, 2018


It's year AW1 at the Emirates with  a brand new sleeve sponsor, and a new boss in place, though one with only a rudimentary level of English. Harry Kane takes on the mantle of England Captain while the press stick it …

One Arm On The World Cup - Russia 2018 Special

June 7th, 2018


We could give you a rundown of the Russian team and their chances as host nation but let's be honest, even Vladimir Putin and all the Russian doping …

Russia2018 World Cup Songs and bad vibes

June 13th, 2018


We could have been on holiday but Jim just couldn't stop so here we are once again with two of the worst and possibly one of the best football songs …

Russia2018 Full kit whistlers

June 15th, 2018


So it's all kicked off and not just on the pitch, with the Spanish sacking their manager before their first game, in an attempt to recreate the …

Russia2018 Robbie Flips Out

June 17th, 2018


Even before England's first game, there is a mix of confusion, despair and misguided optimism. Fabian Delph is fully prepared, but the BBC seems to …

Russia2018 Clapping For Girls

June 20th, 2018


So Harry Kane gets England off to a winning start but we look ahead. Far, far ahead. We look 8 years into the future at the world cup after the world cup after the world cup that's happening right now. We sample some …

Russia2018 Hard To Swallow

June 22nd, 2018


Week 2 of the World Cup and strangely Russia are looking favourites to go all the way as all the other big boys are struggling. Speaking of big boys, somebody needs to have a word with Phil Neville about his table …

Russia2018 Hard To Swallow

June 22nd, 2018


Week 2 of the World Cup and strangely Russia are looking favourites to go all the way as all the other big boys are struggling. Speaking of big boys, somebody needs to have a word with Phil Neville about his table …

Russia2018 Kane Hat-trick triggers Panamania

June 25th, 2018


The Funny football show travels from B&Q to Panama and brings you a twist on a classic song as England make it through to the last 16. But we're not the only ones getting emotional... On The Left Side is written and …

Russia2018 Time for the knockout stages. Or should that be Tapout?

June 27th, 2018


As we're halfway through this world cup it's time to look at some of the nominees for the most prestigous footballing award you've never heard of - …

Russia2018 Argentinian Highs and German Löw's

June 30th, 2018


We could have done a whole episode about the Germans being knocked out of the world cup... Oh hang on, we did! We relive the joy as South Korea put …

Russia2018 5 Reasons England Will Win The World Cup

July 3rd, 2018


Not that we're counting our chickens or getting carried away but this is the year! This is it! 1966 all over again as England relive the Jules Rimet …

Russia2018 Three Lions beat Cheaters and Octo-Gone!

July 5th, 2018


It's been a really good week for Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds who will be getting a bumper royalty cheque after England won on Penalties. But a former England captain tells us that this was nothing to do …

Russia2018 England vs Ikea vs Grant Mitchell

July 6th, 2018


We're all doomed. The universe has aligned events in such a way that by the time the big match is over we'll all look like we used to be in Eastenders. In 1996. And football fever has spread across every facet of …

Bonus Episode: Chris Kamara interview

July 9th, 2018


Unbelievable Jeff! Ahead of England's big semi against Croatia, we catch up with Sky Sports Chris Kamara and his multitude of endorsements. We also …

Russia2018 England Win Football but Lose Face!

July 10th, 2018


Can you bloody believe it? England are into the Semi-Finals of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It turns out however that some "fans" don't really know how to handle the situation (or even their ale). Jim looks at the …

Russia2018 It's not coming home

July 13th, 2018


A crestfallen Jim tries to lift the mood of the nation, or at least find someone to blame. And the list is long. But can we find anything funny to make us smile or make the third-place play-off worth getting excited …

Russia2018 The Best World Cup Finals ever?

July 17th, 2018


A pitch invasion, an own goal, teenage wonderkid, dodgy VAR decision, goalkeeping howler AND a decent performance from Paul Pogba - the final match …

New Season, New technology, Same Old Mourinho

August 6th, 2018


Football didn't come home, but it's back with the transfer window about to shut and the charity shield on it's way to it's new home at the Etihad. Across the City of Manchester, Jose is staying true to form and looks …

Courtois goes shopping, transfer deadline day and the worlds worst mascot

August 9th, 2018


So all the friendlies and curtain raisers are done, and the super early transfer window is closing/slamming shut as I write this. There is an unusual number of goalkeepers on the move, but by far the most incredible new …

Spurs sign zilch, Klopp the underdog, and Kepa the Keeper

August 13th, 2018


Ant takes the reigns this week as the season kicks off and Spurs break a record none of their fans wanted. We also ask if Jurgen Klopp is making the …

Don't mention Arsenal Fan TV, and Mike Ashley opens his wallet

August 16th, 2018


Arsenal TV is no more, at least in name and Tony Adams is not happy with the new regime at the Emirates. And to the North, Mike Ashley finally splashes out but even though it's not in the way every Geordie wanted, he …

Does Jose know what happy means? Spurs face homelessness and La Liga heads for the USA

August 20th, 2018


Jose Mourinho is not happy. In other not news, Spurs are having trouble with the builders and could it be the end of the world as La Liga heads to …

All or Nothing: All Sweary Pep and Toilet Doors, but is Jose the real star?

August 23rd, 2018


Football is all over your TV at the minute and the biggest show has Sir Ben Kingsley behind the scenes with Manchester City. We ask what if we learn anything new, learn English Pep style, get the secret to being a world …

Champions in crisis, Max Power, and bring back Mick McArthy

August 27th, 2018


As well as sticking the knife into Steve McLaren at QPR, this episode also manages to cover boats, brothels and Brexit. And you'll never guess where Man City's Achilles heel is... On The Left Side is written and …

Jose Demands respect, Pointless Pellegrini and Watfords new Winger

August 29th, 2018


Spurs get a big win at Old Trafford but everyone is speaking about Jose Mourinho again, rather than the Tottenham triumph, and there's a surprising name in the mix if the Portugese does go. But Jose isn't so sure that …

Keepers, Coitus, Karius, Kits and Clapton CFC

September 3rd, 2018


Liverpool may have the best defensive record around at the minute, but all is not well between the sticks at Anfield. But between the sheets things …

England strong without Sterling and Footballs NEW Spiritual Leader

September 5th, 2018


On the latest funny football podcast, we bemoan the international break as the Premier League takes a (well earned) rest in favour of some friendly games that no one cares about some important Nations League …

Beckham's new Badge and Bands FC

September 10th, 2018


It's the 200th episode of the Funny Football Show, On The Left Side but we've not stopped to get out the fizz and pull a party popper... there is far …

WTF is the Nations League? And Roy Keane lets rip on Whatsapp

September 13th, 2018


The international break has left us with just two questions. Firstly, is there anybody that understands the Nations League? And secondly, what happened to Gareth Southgates waistcoat?  Elsewhere, managers and coaches …

Mark Wahlberg's predictions, Mourinho's statistics & Swearing at Bournemouth

September 17th, 2018


Football went all Hollywood this week with a big star making his case to be the next best pundit, while the DIY SOS that is White Hart Lane 2.0 hit a …

COYS vs COWS & is Pochettino the new Mourinho?

September 24th, 2018


  Headline writers went into overdrive this week with Young Boys and Cows. Meanwhile, Jim spots a gap in the market sets himself up as a milk dealer …

Mourinho mad in Manchester and Lacazette swears on TV

October 1st, 2018


Another bad week for Man Utd and we ask if Jeremy Kyle is the man they need at Old Trafford? Both to play in midfield AND resolve the relationship …

George Dowell and Worthing FC

October 5th, 2018


This week we took the chance to do something a little different and spoke to someone who has had to overcome more than most to maintain their …

England behind closed doors, Jose to blame for Brexit and Lasagne is Italian

October 14th, 2018


Could the next change to football be in the commentary, taking a lesson from the golf course? Is Jose got his sights set on a career in politics once …

Our Bronze Award winning Entry for the UK Audio and Radio Industry Awards

October 19th, 2018


We were very honoured to be nominated for a second successive nomination at the Radio Academy's prestigious ARIAs for Best Sports Show/Podcast, alongside: BBC 5 Live; Flintoff, Savage and the Ping Pong Guy; Fight …

England beat Spain, Messi toilets, and Harry in the jungle

October 22nd, 2018


You could soon find Harry Maguire riding a unicorn in a wallet, and who knows what Harry Redknapp will be doing in the jungle. Whatever he does, …

Spurs watch the grass grow, Pep gets Mancunian and a Football Tinder Catfish

October 29th, 2018


This week Tottenham Hotspur admitted they won't be moving into their new house until the new year, and revealed a scary new prospect in terms of things you can watch on TV about your football club. Which isn't half as …


November 5th, 2018


This week the football world mourned the man who enabled the ultimate fairytale to come true with Leicester City. Yet still there are few who can …

Criminal referees, Ronaldo takes the biscuit, and Wayne Rooney hits 120

November 12th, 2018


There's a lot of crime in this episode - dodgy finances at the Etihad, dodgy refereeing, and some less than tasteful biscuits. But could the biggest …

Captain Rooney, Harry in the Jungle, and it's Parklife for Charlie Austin

November 19th, 2018


Have we woken up in some kind of parallel universe after England beat Croatia and Wayne Rooney captains England again? Don't worry, everything is ok. Or not depending on how you look at it. With a whip round for …

Keane Ireland, Planet Zlatan, and Jungle Harry

November 26th, 2018


It's all change for the FAI and Eire as Martin O'Neil and Roy Keane were shipped out this week, and Mick McCarthy was brought in for the republic. Meanwhile, Zlatan Ibrahimovic was opening up about life love and …

Arsenals Peaky Blinders, Maradona is lost for words and Sol Campbell takes the biscuit

December 3rd, 2018


Is football the best way to learn English? What is your manager watching on TV? And how many biscuit puns did the new Macclesfield boss inspire us to? Meanwhile, DJ Jose is smashing water bottles, and we still have no …

Ebola d'Or, Rainbow Laces and Twerking

December 10th, 2018


While Harry Redknapp was being crowned King of The Jungle for singing My Way, Luka Modric was thanking him as he and Ada Hegerberg picked up the …

Raheem, Racists, and Pep gets Presidential

December 17th, 2018


Warning: This episode contains the use of C word. And we don't mean Chelsea, although you are more likely to hear this particular word at Stamford …

Man United fire Jose, and bring back Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

December 24th, 2018


It may be Christmas Eve but football doesn't ever seem to stop so neither do we. In short, United swopped one of the Premier Leagues most successful …

OTLS 2018 Fannual

January 2nd, 2019


In this bumper edition of the show, producer Ant picks out some of the big stories and best bits of how On The Left Side covered football in 2018. Hirings and firings, Winners and Losers, World Cup and Champions League, …

FA Cup magic, Klopp out and Tony Adams is Austin Powers

January 7th, 2019


The new year brings new madness, new humour and more footballing despair   ------------------- On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson. If you want to join the team drop us a line to  …

Spygate at Leeds, Burton get blown away & Jurgen's bad wind

January 14th, 2019


This week: A man in a bush causing chaos in the Midlands, Man City are all but through to the Carabao cup final, and Neil Warnock tries to get his slippy hands on some new players for Cardiff.  -------------------- On …

Bielsa's Spygate Anxiety and the World's greatest fake footballer

January 21st, 2019


You'd almost be forgiven for thinking kicking a ball was the least important thing in football this week as the news continued to be dominated by Leeds and Spygate and weirdly, Microsoft powerpoint. We also meet the man …

Mourinho rewrites history, The Luxurious Paul Pogba and Ashley Cole returns

January 28th, 2019


He might not have a proper football job but people are still giving Jose a platform to spout nonsense. And change the past, like a rubbish version of …

Deadline day dies, the ghost of Arshavin, and Klopp is snowed under

February 4th, 2019


Jim bemoans the death of transfer deadline day and gets all nostalgic, while Jurgen sees snow for the first time and we bust out another song...  -------------------- On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant …

Notts County's cock and the John Barnes racism Medal

February 11th, 2019


This week we learn an important lesson - namely that selfies should be of your face AND NO OTHER BODY PART!!! And we have Alan Hardy to thank for …

Jose talks the talk show, Arrevederci Aaron, and remembering Mr Banks

February 18th, 2019


Alex Boardman comes off the subs bench to bring us the latest funny football: Mourinho is back with his own chat show on Russia Today, while Aaron Ramsey signs for Juventus and Spurs spank Dortmund. And we take a moment …

The Value of Sanchez, Angry Rantman and away goals rule

February 25th, 2019


Jim is back with less cash than United have after working out how much Alexis Sanchez is costing them, but Solksjaer is optimistic, or maybe just …

Claude Out, Brendan In & is Silva the new Gold?

March 4th, 2019


Ranieri and Puel are out of a job, and Brendan Rodgers has swopped the hoops for the strong character of Leicester City. It's easy to find lots of people upset by this, but tough to get even the new foxes boss sounding …

An Ole Supernova, another VAR Penalty and LUFCTV goes wrong

March 11th, 2019


After that comeback, everybody is asking what the rules for penalties actually are, but more importantly, we have a brand new chant for referees, but …

Bad weather, International Foreigners and Shooting Pitch Invaders

March 18th, 2019


After a pitch invader punched player Jack Grealish last week, the funny football show explores some of the more extreme suggestions for dealing with it in future. Meanwhile, nobody is getting excited about the …

Borat beats Scotland, PSG Prisoners and Jurassic Ronaldo

March 25th, 2019


The international break is usually just filled with made up countries, transfer rumours and negative stories about Raheem Sterling, but after he got another Hattrick, the papers had to find other stories. And so we …

International Hell, Ole gets the job, and more racist bell ends

April 1st, 2019


We celebrate the end of the international break and a crazy world that forks out nearly half a million for something that spent a bit of time in Alex …

White Hart Lane the sequel opens and there's a Century of song for Mike Dean

April 8th, 2019


There are noise complaints for Spurs, partly because of Mr Go Compare at the launch of the brand new Tottenham stadium. But are they really the greatest team the world have ever seen? Or just the best sound system you …

Bottle Jobs, Empty seats, and Joey Barton vs the Police

April 15th, 2019


Football redefines crisis once again after Man City lose the first leg of their Champions League game against Spurs. Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling looks set to become the patron Saint of empty seats, Joey Barton gets in …

VAR Hymns, Game of Thrones Football and Nazi Salutes

April 22nd, 2019


Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennesey needs a history lesson, HBO needs to reschedule their TV shows and English midfielders need coffee. Just a few of the …

Salah dives, Japanese Knotweed and Cantona breaks an egg

April 29th, 2019


As the title hots up, Mo Salah is falling over himself while title opponents Man City are accused of dirty tactics. Down at the bottom, Neil Warnock is up for whinger of the season, and some United fans seem happy to …

The 2019 On The Left Side Awards

May 7th, 2019


As Raheem Sterling picks up young player of the year and Virgil Van Dijk grabs a couple of trophies, we bring you our very own awards ceremony to represent the most deserving in our footballing community, with help from …

Manchester City: Premier League "Associate Champions"

May 13th, 2019


As much as Liverpool may try and claim some credit for a Premier League showdown on the last day of the season... the day was Sky Blue and Manchester …

Crusty the Pie, Harmonica Whistles & Pep wants points

August 8th, 2019


The new Premier League season is almost here, and new seasons have kicked off all over the place. The pie-eaters of Wigan have a new mascot, but …

Angry Man United fans, and is VAR ruining football?

August 15th, 2019


The Premier League is back and no one is enjoying it. Instead, everyone is getting very angry about a whole load of stuff. Manchester United fans are …

Klopp becomes Rocky Balboa, Union Berlin falls silent, and Bury FC are in trouble...

August 22nd, 2019


Liverpool might have won the UEFA Supercup but the big story was about Jurgen's reaction to the winning penalty save, rather than the trophy itself - …

VAR Takeaway, Robot Referees and Sanchez leaves United

August 29th, 2019


Technology in football is here to stay and it looks like there's more even more coming. But could Robot Linesmen be really bad news for the likes of …

The end of Bury FC, Cantona Speaks and Mendy Sharks

September 5th, 2019


This week we ask what exactly happens in the fit and proper person test, what noise does a shark make, and has King Eric given the greatest speech …

Respectful Monkey Chants, BIG Manchester United News, and Watford go back to their ex

September 12th, 2019


The International Break came after a Inter-racist break, in which some fans were asking "Can a monkey chant really be respectful?" We wonder if a …

PepOut, make a baby for England, and Fake News hits football

September 19th, 2019


After the most expensive team in Europe's top leagues lose to the cheapest, does this mean that we should just hand the Premier League title to …

Bernardo goes nuts, Klopp vs the weather and Ashley Cole mucks up the Europa League

September 26th, 2019


Again we find ourselves asking big questions like is something racist if the two people involved seem to be ok with it? What the heck is Jurgen …

Steve Bruce tactics, and United Legends save the day

October 3rd, 2019


While things are looking glum for Spurs, are things looking up for Newcastle?  In a word no, no they're not. But there is a brochure out that makes Steve Bruce sound awesome. Amidst the takeover talk and getting stiffed …

Amazon Alexa insults your team, and Ole leads the sack race

October 10th, 2019


Many people feel that technology is ruining football for the fans, so have Amazon solved the problem by replacing the fans with robots? Meanwhile, …

WAGS at war, and England Walk out against racists

October 17th, 2019


More drama than Shakespeare this week as footballing wife Detective Coleen Rooney turned Wagatha Christie and accused Rebekah Vardy of leaking …

Keane wants Kane but does he really need a hug?

October 24th, 2019


It's been a quiet week in football. I mean, if you ignore all the racist chants and banners and Pep Guardiola playing players out of position. So we …

FC Brickstand - The worlds greatest plastic football team

October 31st, 2019


While Jim is on holiday Ant meets Chris Smith, the mind and hands behind the greatest team in the Buildersliga - FC Brickstand, and rediscovers the …

Bobby Firmino's Armpit, Andre Gomes video nasty and Granit Xhaka stripped

November 7th, 2019


Who likes Armpits anyway? Not Liverpool fans that's for sure in the latest nonsense surrounding VAR. This also allowed us to watch Andre Gomes and …

Superstitious Frank, Give VAR a 7, and remember the Giant Poppy

November 14th, 2019


Liverpool extend their lead at the top of the premier league but instead of focusing on that we look at superstition and ask where Frank Lampard …

Gomez vs Sterling & Keane vs Rice

November 21st, 2019


England qualified for Euro 2020 but all eyes were on the canteen after an unexpected and slightly unbalanced fight broke out between Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling. Elsewhere, Roy Keane was, as usual, trying to pick a …

Bye bye Poch Hello Mourinho

November 28th, 2019


If you ever needed proof the world has turned upside down look no further than White Hart Lane and the decision to oust Mauricio Pochettino and deadcatting everyone with Jose Mourinho. But this is the new Jose - Happy, …

Emery sacked, Flores sacked and Crystal Palace clean up

December 5th, 2019


It's that time of year when P45's seem to come thicker and faster than fixtures, and shortly after Spurs rang the changes, Arsenal and Watford have had a Christmas clean out as well. And speaking of cleaning there's a …

Silly Season for Proper Football Men

December 12th, 2019


Nigel Pearson going to Watford heralds the arrival of the silly season and the return of the likes of what Tim Sherwood calls PROPER FOOTBALL MEN, even if those are the same men that dragged your team to the foot of the …

Passionate Managers and Misguided Monkeys

December 19th, 2019


It looks like Mikel Arteta and Carlo Ancelotti are well on their way to new jobs at Arsenal and Everton, but they've taken their time sorting it out. In the meantime, they've filled the gaps with passion in the form of …

New managers, Creative Commentators, and Troy Deeney's mum

December 27th, 2019


Footballers don't get Christmas off so neither do we. The silly season continues as BBC commentator John Acres goes all Alan Partridge, while in Scotland, Match of the Day was in danger of becoming Snack of the day... …

Moyes wins, Amazon Prime football and commentating injuries

January 3rd, 2020


We made it through the silly season to the future and with Amazon stepping into the football arena, we wonder what might happen if Jeremy Clarkson joins the commentary team. Speaking of commentators, John Acres is back …

Balls, Tactics and Carry On Goalkeeping

January 9th, 2020


It looks like Mourinho is back to being good old Jose, while Duncan Ferguson has a brand new role at Everton, and a certain goalkeeper is causing the …

Aguero breaks records while Sean Dyche reads a very special bedtime story...

January 16th, 2020


Things are really hotting up at the minute. Not on the pitch or in the race for titles, but off the pitch where managers and players alike find themselves caught up in a scandal, so much that we had enough to do a …

Football x10, Liverpool +16 & Oxford City -1

January 23rd, 2020


Phil Neville, Rob Green, Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane have very different approaches to mathematics. Finn Tapp has a very different definition of …

Klopp is on Holiday, Woodward is in songs and Pennant is off the TV

January 30th, 2020


It's often said that a team is 'on the beach' when they have nothing left to play for, and going off what Jurgen Klopp said this week, he is already …

United turn to China, Ole looks on the bright side, and VAR makes sense at last

February 6th, 2020


Transfer deadline day saw one of the most drawn-out transfers in Bruno Fernandes AND one of the most surprising in Odion Igahlo go to Man Utd. But is …

Slaven Bilic smells and we apologise to everyone

February 13th, 2020


Storm Ciara may have put a stop to Man City in the premier league, but couldn't stop Paul Merson who still doesn't seem to have a clue about …

UEFA catch Man City cheating on Valentines Day

February 20th, 2020


Frank Lampard got a big new signing this week in Ziyech, but there was no flowers or Chocolate at the Etihad as Pep Guardiola was presented with a 2 …

A letter to Klopp and a Stairway to Jose

February 27th, 2020


It's a manager special with Mourinho not making any sense, Steve Bruce being awfully confused by his breakfast, and Jurgen Klopp proving to be the …

Manchester City's fashion faux pas & Big Sam's Bigger Ego!

March 4th, 2020


This weeks On The Left Side starts with a Manchester City's headline-grabbing antics but not for the reason you might think. It also takes on …

The Coronavirus hits Football

March 12th, 2020


Hand gel, Violins, and Roy Keane tackles - it's another episode of the funny football show. Now please wash your hands.   Follow us on Twitter for …

Football goes viral as everything stops for the Pandemic

March 19th, 2020


Just as Liverpool were on the verge of a runaway Premier League Victory, all football has stopped because of COVID-19. And it means there's also no …

#StayAtHomeChallenge and The Wembley Lasagne

March 26th, 2020


This week we found out who had been buying up all the worlds toilet rolls, and what happens when you ask a super computer who will win the Premier …

With football in Lockdown, commentators go wild with boredom

April 2nd, 2020


As the coronavirus continues to shut down normal life, we are slowly adapting to a world without football. But with no games to play, football stars are resorting to telling people to stay at home, while commentators …

Paycuts, Belarus and Kyle Walker in trouble

April 9th, 2020


This episode contains a few swear words as the frustration of no football starts to take hold, combined with what Jim is calling the Belarus diet. …

Pancakes, Pogba and a Premier League Hospital

April 16th, 2020


Bernardo Silva is in trouble with twitter again after a video of him tossing a chocolate banana pancake causes controversy, but it's all just …

Cheap Transfers, Footballing Potatoes and Spanish with Aguero

April 23rd, 2020


It's been a month since any football happened in the UK and people are starting to get seriously worried about the impact all this will have on the sport, and things like transfers and in turn - potatoes. But Graeme …

Phil Neville to Newcastle? And the morality of Richard Keys

April 30th, 2020


Amy sits in the satire chair this week as we remember how much England Women's Boss Phil Neville enjoys made-up sports like Table Tennis Basketball. …

I miss football

May 7th, 2020


It's been so long since football happened that we envisage a future without it. And while some footballers are talking sense, some are singing rubbish.  On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley & Jim …

An interview with the brains behind The Offensive Podcast

May 16th, 2020


This week we take the chance to chat with fellow football podcasters Joel Emery and Adam Jarrell about the creation of The Offensive and fictional football club Ashwood City. The Offensive is a brilliant and sometimes …

Football returns in Germany & Vote Redknapp for PM

May 22nd, 2020


The Bundesliga gets has returned, but there was more life in the stands than there were in the post-match interviews. Meanwhile the best hope for the …


May 28th, 2020


Jurgen Klopp is annoyed at Gary Neville, Football fans are annoyed at Man Utd and everyone is annoyed at Dominic Cummings. In fact it's so bad will Jim give up his podcast career and run away to join a boy band?

On The …

Football's Coming Back

June 4th, 2020


Football is coming back and no one is more excited than former player Paul Beesley. The lack of atmosphere is a worry though as seen at RB Salzburg …

Football joins the #BlackLivesMatter protests

June 11th, 2020


With the return of football on the horizon, focus shifted away from Covid19 and to worldwide protests following the death of George Floyd in police …

Rashford scores a winner against Boris as football returns

June 18th, 2020


Football is back, but everyone has been talking about the power of Marcus Rashford to change the minds of the government. And as project restart gets underway, there something dodgy going on in the way Norwich train, …

Kebabs, Sausage Rolls and Roy Keane's Taxi

June 25th, 2020


While the Premier League is back, it's not quite as good as we remembered it. In fact the only thing that feels the same is the anger emanating from Roy Keane. While he does his best impression of Liam Neeson, fellow …

Liverpool win the League, Klopp cries and an Eagle dies

July 2nd, 2020


Everybody loves Jurgen Klopp even more now that he has taken Liverpool to the title, and experts try and work out how he did it, some throw a bit …

New Balls Please

July 9th, 2020


Jose is turning into Mr Nice Guy, Ole is having tech problems at United, Man City fluff their lines when Bernardo Silva has a cuppa instead of giving …

City beat UEFA, Jose heads to Amazon and we lose a footballing giant

July 16th, 2020


Man City got the most important result of their season when their squad of superstar lawyers pulled it out of the back at the Court of Arbitration …

Ups, downs, sackings and signings

July 23rd, 2020


Leeds are back where they belong (which we assume means they will no longer be just off the M1/M62), Liverpool have had their trophy, and more great …

Roy Keane gets annoyed, Villa survive and we say goodbye

July 31st, 2020


As the longest season ever comes to an end, we look at the role music played in deciding on who would be relegated from the Premier League. As a …

The Final Kick

October 18th, 2020


For the first and final time Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson host the show together as they look back over almost 300 episodes of soccer silliness. They chat about their experiences making the show along with favourite …

What is On The Left Side all about?

November 22nd, 2020


Follow us on twitter @ontheleftside

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Introducing Football Stories

December 6th, 2020


Jim introduces his latest football podcast which sees him teaming up once again with Producer Ant as they present a series of interviews and stories with names that you may not know, but that uncover what life is really …

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