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The Barndoors and Banjos Football Podcast
49 minutes | Oct 9, 2021
My First Pick - The Number 10s
In this episode, James & James pick their favourite number 10s - the position that has probably seen more evolution than any other on the pitch. From the Trequartistas of Serie A, to the effortless swagger of the number 10s of the Premier League, the position has been graced by some of the football's greatest ever players. But who gets picked? Listen and find out. Who would be on the back of your shirt if you had to pick a number 10? Let us know and enjoy the episode!
57 minutes | Sep 25, 2021
My First Pick - Striking Sensations
In this episode, James & James are picking their favourite strikers. Like every episode in the 'My First Pick' series, this is entirely subjective. It's heart over head. Emotion over statistics (although sometimes it's both!). So, join the guys as they make the case for each of their picks. Do you agree? Disagree? Who would be your first pick? Let us know on Twitter (@BarndoorsBanjos) and enjoy!
48 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
My First Pick - The Playmakers
In this episode of My First Pick, James and James share their choices for the those artisans of the green baize - the playmakers. Everyone loves a playmaker, but do the guys agree with their picks? And who would your choices be if you had to make your own 'My First Pick' team? Enjoy!
41 minutes | Aug 28, 2021
Tournamental - Euro 2004
In this episode the guys head to Portugal for a tournament of upsets and the beginning of England's 'Golden Generation'. There's nostalgia in the air as James & James remember Greek heroics, Ronaldo's tears and the emergence of a young and supremely talented Wayne Rooney. And Latvia's debut on the international football scene too, of course... Enjoy!
51 minutes | Aug 14, 2021
Behind The Media - Aaron Gourley (FC Business)
In this episode, James and James talk to Aaron Gourley - the Owner and Editor of FC Business Magazine. Topics of discussion include Sunderland AFC (and that Netflix documentary), the doomed Super League idea, financial fair play, the "Top 6", football club ownership structures, and running a football business magazine. Yep. We definitely packed a lot into this one. Enjoy!
47 minutes | Jul 31, 2021
Tournamental - Japan & South Korea 2002
In this episode the guys take a look back at the 2002 World Cup held in Japan and South Korea. They discuss the favourites, the shocks (controversies??), and the inevitable home nation disappointments. Join both James 1 and 2 for another walk down memory lane. Enjoy!
38 minutes | Jul 17, 2021
Tournamental - Euro 2000
In this episode the guys look back at one of their favourite tournaments - Euro 2000! But why do they remember it so fondly? How badly did England do? And who won the whole thing? Tune in to find out!
17 minutes | Jul 5, 2021
Hackett On: What Football Can Learn
The guys are back for the final of the Keith Hackett mini episodes. And in this one, they discuss what football can learn from other sports. From letting referees show their personalities more to better communication with the fans, Keith shares a few of his fixes for football that have been influenced by other sports. Enjoy!
22 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Hackett On: Rule Changes
In the second of three mini episodes, Keith Hackett rejoins James & James for a discussion on rule changes in football. Which rules baffle the boys? How can they be improved? What would Keith do to immediately change the game for the better? Tune in to find out, and make sure you share your ideal rule changes with us on Twitter (@BarndoorsBanjos).
19 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
Hackett On: VAR
In this mini episode, James 1 and 2 welcome back Keith Hackett to get his views on a number of football issues. And the first one just had to be VAR, didn't it? The guys discuss their frustrations with the way the technology is implemented, whether or not they're fans of it at all, and Keith shares what he'd do to fix it. Agree? Disagree? Have a listen and let us know.
53 minutes | May 31, 2021
Behind The Whistle - Mark Halsey
In this episode the guys speak to Mark Halsey - former FIFA and Premier League referee, cancer survivor, and ambassador for the SPF. Discussing everything from the state of refereeing in the modern game and how to fix VAR, to his career high and low moments and how he got into refereeing to begin with. Mark is as passionate a sports fan as they come and refreshingly honest with his answers! Enjoy!
43 minutes | May 15, 2021
Tournamental - France 98
In this episode the guys take a look back at a tournament that holds a special place in both of their hearts - France 98. The sunshine, the players, the goals and, of course, the snazzy kits all made up for what James & James consider to be one of the best World Cups of (relatively) modern times. Do you agree? Or are they just wearing rose-tinted spectacles? Either way, the nostalgia is strong with this one...
59 minutes | May 1, 2021
The Super League
In this episode, the guys discuss the recent doomed plans for the Super League. What was it? How would it work? And how on earth did these teams ever think it was going to go ahead? In a cathartic experience for the two James's, they get plenty of frustrations off their chests and touch upon the ongoing ramifications of the Super League, the future of the Champions League, as well as how the whole thing could have destroyed the very fabric of the game so many of us love.
60 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Behind The Player - Alan Smith
In this episode, the guys talk to Arsenal legend, Alan Smith. The chat touches upon the highs and lows of Alan's career, from football player, writer and pundit to voicing nearly 10 years of FIFA games. He also lets us in on whether or not a manager's half time team talk can actually make a difference... Enjoy!
45 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
Tournamental - Euro 96
Ah the summer of 96, when football was surely destined to come home... From Gazza's goal (and celebration) against Scotland, to Anderton hitting the post in extra time of the semi-final against Germany, in this episode, James and James take a look back at Euro 96 and relive all the great (and eternally depressing) moments that the tournament conjured up. In addition to the mystery of James 1's missing commemorative £2 coin, of course... Enjoy!
64 minutes | Apr 5, 2021
Behind The Supporter - Kevin Day (Crystal Palace)
In this episode the guys speak to comedian, author, podcast host and massive Palace fan, Kevin Day. Among other things, the topics of discussion gravitate towards Palace's (possible) new manager, Kevin's best and worst memories as a Palace fan and his Eagles heroes. The guys also touch upon some of the issues facing fans, such as the disconnect between club and fan ambitions and the media bias towards to "the big six". Enjoy!
44 minutes | Mar 20, 2021
One2Eleven - The "Home Nations" Eleven
In this episode, James & James attempt to pick an all-time "Home Nations" eleven from the Premier League era. To avoid the teams becoming a bit too English, they also allowed for picks from the Republic of Ireland as well as the actual home nations of Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England. How many Welsh players featured? Does James 1 try to shoehorn players in the wrong positions again? Who should the number 9 be? (Hint - there's only one option). Tune in and find out who the guys picked, then tell us yours! Enjoy.
45 minutes | Mar 8, 2021
Behind The Owner - Jordan Gardner
In this episode, the guys talk to Jordan Gardner - Chairman and Co-Owner of Danish club, FC Helsingor, Co-Owner of Dundalk FC, and Investor in Swansea City AFC - about Football Club ownership. Among the topics of discussion is owner responsibility (and absenteeism), the pitfalls of rash investment, and the balancing act of managing both the expectations of fans and a club's business ambitions. It's a truly insightful conversation into the world of football club ownership and a must-listen for any fan. Enjoy!
62 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
One2Eleven - Transfer Flops
In this episode the guys each pick a team of 11 Premier League transfer flops. They'll discuss each player and why the transfer didn't work out (hint - it's rarely down to just the player) and ponder why a few clubs in particular seem to be the worst offenders... Do they agree with each other's picks? Which obvious flops did they miss out on? Tune in then let us know!
45 minutes | Feb 13, 2021
Tournamental - USA 94
In this episode the guys take a look back at USA 94 - the teams, the players, the surprise packages and, of course, THAT Diana Ross moment. Who was the mascot? The highest scorer? And which of the "home nations" made it across the pond? Tune in and find out!
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