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Publisher's Summary

Downloaded over 10 million times a year, The Football Ramble podcast has established itself as the essential independent voice of football punditry. The weekly podcast has resonated with supporters around the world, and their sold-out live shows have been a massive hit with supporters. This audiobook is a collaboration by all four presenters and tackles the real issues from fans you won't see or hear on Sky Sports - or anywhere else, for that matter.

From the weird and wonderful, from the Alan Pardew to the Kevin Keegan, the Ramble has it covered. Putting all aspects of the game under the microscope, this book is a timely reminder of why we just can't take our minds off football.

©2016 Marcus Speller. Pete Donaldson. Luke Aaron Moore. Jim Campbell. (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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Who doesn't love a book read by its authors? Excellent history chapter as well as the Ramble's take on the many facets of the beautiful game. I loved it.

That what football do to ya!

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Football Slugs

You're all slugs. Pete Donaldson, Marcus Speller, Luke Aaron Moore, Jim Campbell. Slugs. The lot of you. Take my money. Slugs.

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4 authors reading their chapters. surprisingly rad

I really didn't know the boys had it in them this is even better than the podcast ever was. hey man fire this was fun. now I want it in pill form

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F * * king brilliant!

Love the podcast, love the book. I enjoyed every bit of the audiobook, thanks to the ramblers for making this happen and all of your hard work and research here and every week to keep the rest of us sane!

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Delightful!

The book is very Anglo-centric as would be expected considering the authors. Don't let that stop you from giving this book a listen. It's a funny, entertaining and informative exploration of soccer/football culture, personalities, history and passion. I know some of the jokes are lost on me as an American, but that didn't stop the Ramble from being an awesome book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-22-16

Ramble at it's best

Absolutely Fantastic book wonderfully educational with great humour throughout!! Thoroughly enjoyed the chapter about referees I have a more respect hugely after hearing what they have to go through. Exceptional book if you love football this is a must listen.

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  • C. G. Johnson
  • 10-26-16

Fantastic content

This is probably the 8/9th football orientated audiobook I've listened to, and it's in no doubt that it is the best. I am already familiar with the Football Ramble foursome having listened to their podcast since around 2009, this book is a brilliant twist on the insight and opinion found within their weekly uploads. The factual references and comedic delivery are a brilliant homage to the DWHOF, whilst also giving us a new perspective to view the inner workings of the four. Brilliant listen, will definitely indulge again. For those whom are not familiar with The Football Ramble, do your ears a favour and not only download their book, but also give their podcasts ago. #shamelessplug

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  • Steve
  • 10-25-16

Rambling to a new level

Avid listener to the podcast and the Ramble boys delivered a 5 star performance.
The personality of each shone throughout the narrative and the individual writing/talking styles was refreshing and kept me attentive along the journey.
Book 2 better be in the making, until then the twice weekly musings of Marcus, Luke, Jim and Pete will keep me entertained!

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  • Cian
  • 10-22-16

As good as the best of the podcast

Really funny and somewhat informative. If that's not the highest possible praise for a book partially written by Pete Donaldson I don't know what is

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  • Kieran S.
  • 09-25-21

A perfect tour of the game

As a fan of the podcast, it’s fantastic to have this slice of history where our four favourite presenters take us on a whistle-stop tour of the game that means everything to them.

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  • Yasir Taufik
  • 08-07-20

Excellent!

For someone with vision difficulties and a proud listener of the Football Rambles Podcast.. I was delighted to find the audio book and to be honest the performance by the team was simply great.. Would love to have a sequel or an updated version.. Thank you!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-19

Fantastic!

It’s like listening to an elongated version of a weekly show, having them narrate it themselves adds a lot - would highly recommend!

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  • 01-14-19

Marcus Speller's dulcet tones make this a must!

I didn't know what to expect from a book from 4 comedy podcasters. but I'm glad to say all expectations were exceeded! A fun and inciting look into the game we love.

Special praise for Pete's section on how clubs aren't doing enough for disabled fans.

Thanks chaps

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  • Luke Davis
  • 12-23-18

It’s alright but different to podcast

I should have probably read more about the book before getting it but when I saw the football ramble I assumed it was an obvious purchase. I love the podcast and felt this book was a little different - not really the fault of the guys. This book is less lads discussing football and saying the things we are all thinking, and more a comical view on the history of football. Generally a funny and good listen but just not what I expected.

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  • Roy O Sullivan
  • 11-28-18

loved it. the boys done well.

loved it.
we all love football, and nobody more than these lads. flew through it, and flew through it again.

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  • Pete
  • 10-22-16

Refreshing take on the things we should all know about football

I have listened to the podcast for the last 5 years so going in I had big expectations, it didn't disappoint at all... great work chaps, especially the grass roots chapter, that was brilliant

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  • Amanda Fillingham
  • 07-16-18

Great Podcast funny Podcast, average dull book

the podcast is funny spontaneous and insightful. the book isn't.
it's read like they can't be arsed Jim Campbell in particular or like they have written profound wisdom others couldn't possibly think of, Luke Moore.

at best it's average, at worst it's annoying.