Thought I’d do a little bit of cross promotion on here.

For the last ten/twelve weeks now myself and Chris Oakley have been recording our own podcast focusing soley on French Football and the French national team.

If you fancy a listen, even if you’re a fan of Ligue 1 or not. There are always some great young talents coming through in France that are worth finding out about. Please check out the show.

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I would love to hear your thoughts, all feedback is welcome.


After recording for 38 minutes there was a technical hitch and some of the greatest football analysis ever spoken was lost forever.

Being the consumate professionals that we are at the gibfootballshow we carried on.

Enjoy Rocco Cammisola, Chris Mayer and Ben Shave talking about Lazio and Serie A, the Belgian League playoffs, Eden Hazard staying at Lille and a preview of the Europa League games. Ben also answers some questions on Portuguese football.

As an extra bonus Andy Hudson brings us a report from Socrates Ryton as a whole host of bloggers travelled north for Northern League Day, not to be missed.




Andrew Gibney is back to host the gibfootballshow podcast. He is joined by Brent Atema and Charlie Anderson as they discuss the recent qualification games for the European Championships and the African Cup of Nations.

They also discuss the recent friendly between USA and Argentina the rise of new American wonderkid Juan Agudelo. Also on the agenda is NFL superstar Chad Ochocinco’s trial with MLS team Sporting Kansas City and what it means for the player and the team.

There is also a special interview with Garreth Cummins from the Football Supporters Federation. Recently they started a petition to bring safe-standing back to English grounds, Garreth comes on to chat about the petition but also the other good work the FSF does for football fans.

A jam packed show…it’s good to be back.




Afternoon Everyone.

Returned from the sunny island of Jamaica today, can’t say I’m glad to be back, but hey you’ve got to return to the real world eventually.

Pretty much had a two week break from football so no idea what’s been going on. Going to take me a week or so to get back into the mix. Podcast I hope will feature myself on Thursday, looking forward to getting behing the wheel again after the superb job that Charlie and Brent did in my absence. Hopefully the people will want me back.

While poolside drinking some rum I had so ideas about where to take the site, but that can wait for now.

Sort of glad to be back.



Hey everyone.

Why not pop over to our sister site – French Football Weekly and download Episode 3 of the new podcast.

Really enjoying recording the show so far, with Chris Oakley in the driving seat it’s nice to be the one answering the questions, especially on a topic such as French football that I love.

Also check out Jimmy Briand’s overhead kick from Friday night, a wonderful goal and in my opinion better than Wayne Rooneys’.

Oh and before I go make sure if you enjoy the French chat to follow @FrenchftWeekly on twitter.

Au revoir


This week I am joined by Gav Stone and Ethan Dean Richards as we
discuss the four Champions League games this week. Milan v Tottenham,
Valencia v Schalke, Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk and Arsenal v Barcelona.

There is also an interview with Daniel Richardson from Britski Belasli
about the ADO den Haag and the Eredivisie.

Hope you enjoy the pod, comments, suggestions and just general feedback are encouraged. For iTunes of to download go here

Episode 26 – gibfootballshow podcast by gibfootballshow


WELCOME…..Anyone who has stumbled across this site before will know that I have a strong love for French football, especially Ligue 1 and everything that goes with it. Recently I had a go at a solo podcast “Le Beau Jeu” was a chance for me to chat (to myself) about my love of football over the channel.

Through my twitter journey I crossed paths with a gentleman by the name of Chris Oakley, a man who had also recorded his own solo podcast as he got interested in Ligue 1. Both Chris and I are part of our own fairly successful podcasts gibfootballshow & Sound of Football. However these pods didn’t give us the chance to talk about Ligue 1 as much as we would like.

A plan was hatched at the recent NOPA awards, we decided to come together and form our own podcast concentrating solely on all things French. Inspired by Terry Duffelen and Jon Hartley’s “Bundesliga Show” we knew that working together was much better than going solo.

So the plan is to record the podcast after the last game in Ligue 1 and hopefully capture all the action that’s gone on that week. As the show grows we hope to bring you some top top guests from the world of French Football and we hope you enjoy the show.

Without further delay, may we present to you.


(iTunes subscription coming soon)


Welcome to Episode 22

After being shut down by the pod proves you can’t keep a good man down. We have the pleasure of welcoming David Cartlidge to the podcast. Spanish football expert and writer for he takes on the listeners questions.

Also joining me in the pod are Scott Johnston from and Brent Atema from Global Football Today. We go through the recent transfers new including: Darren Bent, Steven Pienaar, Kenny Miller plus loads more.

This week also sees the first gibfootballshow competition, all details can be found HERE.

With all that quality goodness, what are you waiting for!!!

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Welcome to Episode 21, after the successful Scottish football special the gibfootballshow podcast returns to it’s normal format this week. I am joined by Dave Bevan, Ethan Dean-Richards and Brent Atema as we take questions from the listeners.

Loads to cover; Kenny Dalglish, Darren Ferguson, the Ballon d’Or, Borussia Dortmund, Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and teams going out of existence are all up for discussion this week.

Give it a listen, tell a friend, spread the good word.

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A quiet pint with fellow blogger Hayden Shaw turned into a mini-Socrates type meeting. Scott Johnston from made the 4 hour trip from Glasgow to join Hayden & I in The Library pub in Leeds as we watched the early match between Arsenal and Leeds United.

Between our frantic beer-fueled dicussions that put the football world to rights I was armed with my trusty dictaphone so thought it would be nice to record our pre, during and post match thoughts.

The audio is only five minutes long and I’m sure it will make you laugh if nothing else.