Podcasts have become a popular modern-day tool in many genres, but for passionate fans who are keen to hear the latest Premier League news or learn about the issues surrounding their club, podcasts are a go-to option because they’re generally easy to listen to, and they can be incredibly informative.
Football fans tend to lap up football media in general anyway. The passion of supporters means that they’re always wanting to keep up to date with the latest opinions surrounding the beautiful game. On top of this, football fans are keen on the debate around specific issues, with many popular podcasts being produced by knowledgeable fans they can relate to.
Podcasts are solid options in that respect. Opinions on relatively underground podcasts might differ to what the mainstream media is reporting also.
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Likewise, some fans like to supplement reading the likes of Peter Crouch’s How to Be a Footballer, which is featured on this list of the 100 best sports books of all time, with a listen of a light-hearted podcast from some in-the-know football folk.
Some podcasts are incredibly funny, too, while others interview professional stars and managers. Essentially, for fans of football, there certainly isn’t a shortage of podcasts to listen to in 2022.
Let’s take a look at some excellent products below.
That Peter Crouch Podcast
Away from his aforementioned book, Peter Crouch is also making a name for himself in the podcast arena with That Peter Crouch Podcast. The former Liverpool and Tottenham striker has teamed with Chris Stark and Tom Fordyce to produce what is a truly magnificent listen. From funny stories to interviews with Premier League players like Patrick Bamford, it’s well worth a listen.
If you’re an avid believer in the statistical side of the game then there’s probably not many better options for you than Squawka Talker. Squawka has become known as one of the go-to places for stats over the years, therefore making the podcast an extremely educational and intriguing listen should statistics be your type of thing. The podcast also highlights talking points within the Premier League, but opinions are backed up with stats on the whole.
Focussing on the Scottish game, Football Daft is a podcast boasting loads of comical value. Of course, you’ll need to be a fan of massive Scottish sides like Celtic or Rangers to find this particular product interesting, but if you are, then you’ll struggle to find a better podcast championing Scotland’s top flight.
Offering an insight into tactics, transfer news and the like, Tifo Football is one of the best podcasts around right now. Alongside its fantastic YouTube channel, the podcast is a fascinating listen and tends to centre around in-depth analysis, while also offering listeners with objective opinion from respected names within the industry. Hosts Joe Devine and Alex Stewart make the podcast appealing also, but in truth, its content speaks for itself.
The Totally Football Show
Hosted by James Richardson, the face of Channel 4’s iconic Football Italia show, The Totally Football Show covers everything from the Premier League to La Liga and is particularly well put together. The show also features some esteemed guests such as Rafa Honigstein and Nick Miller, while also offering a few laughs also the way, too.
Other podcasts worth listening to include World Football Index, The Game Football Podcast, The Guardian Football Weekly, Under the Cosh, Jamie Carragher’s “The Greatest Game”, The Football Ramble, and Football Daily.