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OTB Football

437 episodes - English - Latest episode: 17 days ago - ★★★★ - 63 ratings

Welcome to OTB Football. It's where you'll get the finest football analysis with some of the sharpest minds in the game, we'll throw in some nostalgia, transfer nonsense and legends interviews too. Gary Breen, John Giles, Pat Nevin, Kevin Kilbane, Kenny Cunningham, Graham Hunter, David Meyler, and much more too!

The Football Show on Off The Ball with Nathan and Joe.

Saturday Football with JD, Dan and Johnny.

Football on OTB AM (Deal or No Deal and much more too!)

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Episodes

Football Saturday | Leicester 3-1 Liverpool, best goalkeeper, Wes Hoolahan

February 13, 2021 17:45 - 1 hour - 5.54 KB

Former Irish international striker Stephen Elliott, broadcaster and journalist Johnny Ward, and the Irish Independent's Dan McDonnell are with John Duggan for OTB Football Saturday. We reacted to the meeting of Leicester City and Liverpool in the early kick-off in the Premier League, plus we discussed the tough FA Cup outing midweek for Tallaght youngster Mipo Odubeko. And who was your favourite goalkeeper of all time? @paddypower

Saturday Panel | Goalkeeper special: Alex Stepney, David Forde, David Preece

February 13, 2021 00:32 - 55 minutes - 3.26 KB

On today's Saturday Panel John Duggan was joined by former Manchester United keeper and 1968 European Cup-winner Alex Stepney, ex-Irish international David Forde, and OTB regular David Preece, the one-time Aberdeen net-minder who is now goalkeeping coach with Östersunds FK in Sweden. We discussed their shot-stopping heroes, the art of saving a penalty, goalscoring keepers and much more - plus we hear from Alex Stepney on what it was like lining out alongside Best, Law, and Charlton!

Tears at La Bombonera

February 12, 2021 15:18 - 41 minutes - 2.41 KB

Enda chats with Christopher Hyland about his book 'Tears at la Bombonera' - the story of a six-year journey through South America.

Leicester's step up, Unstoppable Man City and Misfiring Fulham

February 12, 2021 14:26 - 38 minutes - 2.25 KB

Ger Gilroy and Enda Coll look ahead to all the big Premier League games of the weekend. Jason Murphy talks us through the markets for each match.

JOHN GILES | Flying Phil Foden, Liverpool's tame title defence, Leeds' lofty ambitions

February 11, 2021 22:36 - 23 minutes - 1.37 KB

John Giles joins Nathan as ever this Thursday to recap the week that was in the world of football. @PaddyPower

Conor Hourihane on Swansea heights & Ireland under Stephen Kenny | Vinny Perth's tactical breakdown

February 11, 2021 22:17 - 48 minutes - 2.83 KB

Ireland international Conor Hourihane and ex-Dundalk boss Vinny Perth join Nathan for Thursday's Football Show. @PaddyPower

Three wins on the bounce and who's our best number 10?

February 11, 2021 21:10 - 55 minutes - 3.25 KB

Some positive signs at last (at least for the time being) as Celtic win their third game on the trot. Enda, James and Alan look at the numbers behind the Motherwell win, the St Mirren victory and debate who the best option is for Celtic at number ten.

Poch in Paris | Is Raymond Domenech a charlatan? | Unhappy André Villas-Boas | Philippe Auclair

February 11, 2021 09:30 - 15 minutes - 913 Bytes

This morning Philippe Auclair joined OTB AM to talk all things French football. OTB AM is live in association with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters #PSG #Football

Dermot Gallagher on the ups & downs of Premier League refereeing, Richard Dunne's Man City assessment | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

February 11, 2021 01:46 - 47 minutes - 2.8 KB

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher and ex-Man City captain Richard Dunne join Joe for Wednesday's Football Show. @PaddyPower

Dermot Gallagher on the ups & down of Premier League refereeing, Richard Dunne's Man City reflections | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

February 10, 2021 22:28 - 47 minutes - 2.8 KB

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher and ex-Man City captain Richard Dunne join Joe for Wednesday's Football Show. @PaddyPower

Mark Lawrenson | Touchy Klopp | Man United | Moyes revival | England won't win the Euros

February 10, 2021 09:33 - 26 minutes - 1.53 KB

Mark Lawrenson joined OTB AM to look back at Man United's FA Cup win against West Ham and the rest of the morning's football stories. OTB AM is live in association with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters​ #MUFC​ #LFC​ #FaCup

Emergency goalkeeper | Irish midfielder Michael Doyle stars between the sticks

February 10, 2021 09:30 - 20 minutes - 1.17 KB

OTB AM caught up with Notts County after he put in a shift in goal last night. OTB AM is live in association with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters​ #Football

McTominay rescues MUFC, football's social media scourge, League of Ireland streaming service in jeopardy | Andy Mitten & Dan McDonnell | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

February 09, 2021 22:27 - 47 minutes - 2.78 KB

Andy Mitten & Dan McDonnell join Joe for Tuesday's edition of The Football Show. @PaddyPower

Did Man United bottle the Everton match? | David Moyes revival | Daniel Harris

February 09, 2021 13:47 - 22 minutes - 1.3 KB

Daniel Harris joined OTB AM to look ahead to Man United's FA Cup tie with West Ham. OTB AM is live in association with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

THE FOOTBALL SHOW | Gary Breen, Premier League reaction,

February 08, 2021 22:12 - 1 hour - 4.24 KB

Joe Molloy joined by Gary Breen, Pat Nevin and Damien Delaney to look back at the weekends Premier League action @PaddyPower

Rare Man City Anfield win | Fab Foden | David Meyler and Damien Delaney

February 08, 2021 11:08 - 32 minutes - 1.93 KB

Former Republic of Ireland internationals Damien Delaney and David Meyler reviewed Manchester City's 4-1 win at Liverpool on OTB AM. 

OTB Football Saturday | Pool v City; social media poison; Arsenal lose again

February 06, 2021 17:21 - 1 hour - 5.73 KB

Former Irish captain David Meyler, broadcaster and journalist Johnny Ward, and the Irish Independent's Dan McDonnell joined John Duggan for OTB Football Saturday. We looked ahead to tomorrow's huge match at Anfield as Man City visit Liverpool (live commentary on Off The Ball), plus we discuss the dangers of social media for footballers. @paddypower

JOHN HARTSON | Ireland & Wales' relationship status | Celtic cousins or bitter rivals?

February 05, 2021 18:26 - 24 minutes - 1.46 KB

John Hartson joins Ger to chat about the relationship status of Ireland & Wales in sporting circles ahead of this weekend's Six Nations clash. @VodafoneIreland #TeamOfUs

The decline of South American Football and support of right-wing from Brazilian footballers

February 05, 2021 14:59 - 47 minutes - 2.78 KB

Enda Coll chats with South American football expert Tim Vickery about the decline of the national teams in South America and why they are now struggling to compete with Europe for trophies. We also chat the rise of the right-wing in Brazil and why Jair Bolsonaro was backed by some of Brazil's best ever footballers.

St Mirren shambles, Performance benchmarks and the striker question

February 05, 2021 14:36 - 56 minutes - 3.32 KB

Two games to unwrap on this week's podcast; the shambolic St Mirren game and the emphatic Kilmarnock win. Enda Coll, Alan Morrison and Juco James breakdown these games, how good, bad or indifferent the performances were and what the learnings from them are.

West Ham rising, Liverpool vs Man City and why the season isn't over

February 05, 2021 14:25 - 39 minutes - 2.31 KB

Ger Gilroy and Enda Coll look ahead to all the weekend's #PremierLeague fixtures including the massive games between Manchester United and Everton, and the big one from the weekend; Liverpool vs Man City. Emmet O'Keefe from Paddy Power joins the lads to talk through the markets for each game.

What is the future of grassroots football in Ireland? | Shane Keegan & Dr Laura Finnegan | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

February 05, 2021 13:18 - 41 minutes - 2.41 KB

Joe Molloy is joined on the line by Dr Laura Finnegan and Dundalk FC's Shane Keegan as we discuss the future of Irish football and the approach to grassroots football in the country. @Paddy Power

Liam Twomey | Chelsea under Tuchel, Lampard's next move & Time for Jose to go? | OTB AM

February 05, 2021 12:36 - 19 minutes - 1.17 KB

Liam Twomey of The Athletic joined the lads on Friday's OTB AM to discuss another bad night for Jose Mourinho and Chelsea under Thomas Tuchel.

EXPLAINED: How the Irish courts ruled on racist abuse targeted at Ian Wright | OTB AM

February 05, 2021 12:21 - 10 minutes - 649 Bytes

Courts correspondent Frank Greaney joined us on Friday's OTB AM to discuss the details of an Irish court case regarding racist abuse directed toward former Arsenal and England footballer Ian Wright.

KEVIN DOYLE | Liverpool lethargy, striker slumps, surgical Man City

February 04, 2021 21:52 - 30 minutes - 1.81 KB

Kevin Doyle joins Will for this Thursday's edition of The Football Show. @PaddyPower

Liverpool lose again | Top 4 race | Signings | Missing fans | Caoimhe O'Neill on OTB AM

February 04, 2021 08:34 - 16 minutes - 1013 Bytes

Caoimhe O'Neill joined OTB AM to react to Liverpool's loss to Brighton. OTB AM with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Liverpool bubble burst by Brighton as Man City march on | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

February 04, 2021 01:27 - 48 minutes - 2.81 KB

Damien Delaney joins Joe for The Football Show as we keep across another slate of midweek action in the Premier League. @PaddyPower

Reaction: Man United score 9 | Title race | Pogba | Luke Shaw | Daniel Harris on OTB AM

February 03, 2021 08:20 - 15 minutes - 914 Bytes

Football writer Daniel Harris reacts to Man United's record-equaling victory against Southampton. OTB AM is live every morning from 7:30 am with thanks to Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Cloud 9 for rampant Man United, Aaron Connolly's Twitter departure, Messi vs Barca renewed | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

February 02, 2021 22:39 - 47 minutes - 2.81 KB

Dan McDonnell joins Joe for this evening's Football Show as week keep across another round of midweek Premier League action. Andy West also brings us the latest from La Liga. @PaddyPower

Messi leak: Who is the 'rat?' I think it's disgusting | Graham Hunter

February 02, 2021 10:53 - 22 minutes - 1.31 KB

Graham Hunter joined OTB AM to talk Messi, La Liga and Rangers pulling away from Celtic. OTB AM is live every morning from 7:30 am with thanks to Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Deadline Day dealings, title race turning points, Spurs off the boil | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

February 01, 2021 23:02 - 49 minutes - 2.92 KB

Pat Nevin & Martin Lipton join Richie to recap the weekend that was in the Premier League. @PaddyPower

Deadline Deals Update | Liverpool make a move | Messi disaster | Mbappe | Gilmour | Transfers

February 01, 2021 14:07 - 16 minutes - 1015 Bytes

OTB AM breaks down the latest transfer news on Deadline Day. OTB AM is live every morning from 7:30 am with thanks to Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Liverpool's revival and title charge | Man United | Patrick Bamford | Shane Duffy | Chelsea | David Meyler

February 01, 2021 08:29 - 27 minutes - 1.63 KB

David Meyler joined OTB AM to reflect on the weekend's football action. OTB AM with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Football Saturday | Tuchel start, Irish at Getafe, Dean Kiely expertise

January 30, 2021 17:30 - 1 hour - 5.75 KB

Ex-Republic of Ireland international defender Gary Breen, broadcaster and journalist Johnny Ward, and the Irish Independent's Dan McDonnell were on OTB Football Saturday this afternoon with John Duggan. The lads discussed the first days of Thomas Tuchel's reign in charge at Stamford Bridge, what Dean Kiely brings to the Republic of Ireland coaching set-up, and parents controlling their emotions on the sidelines. @paddypower

Tuchel's ticking clock, Liverpool turning it around and why Arsenal/Man United is not a rivalry

January 29, 2021 14:37 - 39 minutes - 2.31 KB

Ger Gilroy and Enda Coll look ahead to the weekend's #PremierLeague fixtures. Jason Murphy from Paddy Power talks us through the markets.

The DNA of a Merry-Go-Round Manager

January 29, 2021 14:33 - 42 minutes - 2.48 KB

Enda Coll, Ciaran Bradley and Ronan Mullen look at the sacking of Frank Lampard and what that means for his career; does he become a merry-go-round manager and if so, what makes up the DNA of a merry-go-round manager?

Munich, Hillsborough, Heysel & toxic football 'banter' | Liverpool beat Spurs | Gareth Roberts on OTB AM

January 29, 2021 08:57 - 28 minutes - 1.64 KB

Gareth Roberts from the Anfield Wrap joined OTB AM to look back at the Champions 3-1 win over Tottenham - and to talk about the dark side of the rivalry between the club and Manchester United. OTB AM with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Liverpool dominate limp Spurs, Manchester United's reality check, Moyes' renaissance | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

January 28, 2021 23:22 - 43 minutes - 2.57 KB

Mark Lawrenson & Andy Mitten join Nathan as we keep across all the midweek action in the Premier League. @PaddyPower

JOHN GILES | Lampard's sacking, United's bad attitude, fantastic Rice

January 28, 2021 22:16 - 34 minutes - 2.04 KB

John Giles joins Nathan to recap the week that was in the world of football. @PaddyPower

Reaction: Man United's shock loss | Squad issues | Poor De Gea | Selling Pogba? | Daniel Harris on OTB AM

January 28, 2021 08:31 - 17 minutes - 1.01 KB

Daniel Harris joined OTB AM to look back at Man United's loss to Sheffield United and to reflect on whether they can still challenge for the title. OTB AM with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Brilliant Blades dice up meek Man United, Tuchel's tame debut, Copa Libertadores preview | Miguel Delaney & Tim Vickery | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

January 28, 2021 01:14 - 48 minutes - 2.84 KB

Miguel Delaney & Tim Vickery join Joe for Wednesday's edition of The Football Show. @PaddyPower

Deal or no Deal | Writing off Liverpool, Lampard's next move, Tuchel's plan

January 27, 2021 10:02 - 21 minutes - 1.23 KB

Phil Egan joined OTB AM to discuss the latest transfer news and gossip. We're live every morning in association with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Christian Falk | Tuchel's halfway between Pep and Klopp | Transfer updates

January 27, 2021 08:38 - 21 minutes - 1.27 KB

Sport Bild's Christian Falk joined OTB AM this morning to discuss Thomas Tuchel taking control of Chelsea and offered some transfer updates. OTB AM with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Rampant Man City go top of the shop, Chelsea's mercenary playbook, Zlatan & Lukaku straight up don't like each other | THE FOOTBALL SHOW

January 26, 2021 22:56 - 53 minutes - 3.11 KB

Dan McDonnell & Rob Daly join Joe for this Tuesday's edition of The Football Show. @PaddyPower

Chelsea: I'm CONVINCED Tuchel will be a success | Tactics, personality, mentality | Philippe Auclair

January 26, 2021 09:26 - 23 minutes - 1.35 KB

French football writer Philippe Auclair joined OTB AM this morning to offer his thoughts as Thomas Tuchel looks set to take charge of the London club. OTB AM with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Frank Lampard sacked | "I thought this was the one thing they'd do differently" | Pat Nevin reaction

January 25, 2021 22:42 - 22 minutes - 1.33 KB

Frank Lampard has been sacked by Chelsea with former PSG manager Thomas Tuchel announced as his replacement at the club. We speak with former Chelsea player Pat Nevin about the decision. @PaddyPower

Pogba and Ole's winning mentality | Liverpool CB crisis | Trent Alexander-Arnold | David Meyler on OTB AM

January 25, 2021 08:30 - 20 minutes - 1.23 KB

David Meyler joined OTB AM to look back at Man United's win against Liverpool and the rest of the weekend's action. #OTBAM is brought to you live every morning with Gillette | #MadeOfWhatMatters

Gary Rogers | Dundalk retirement, Stephen Kenny man-management and return to GAA

January 24, 2021 17:54 - 21 minutes - 1.28 KB

Dundalk FC legend Gary Rogers speaks to Joe Molloy following his retirement from football at the end of 2020.

OTB Football Saturday | LFC woes, Roy 10 years out, post-match interviews

January 23, 2021 17:13 - 1 hour - 5.42 KB

Former Irish international and Crystal Palace star Damien Delaney, journalist and broadcaster Johnny Ward, and the Irish Independent's Dan McDonnell joined John Duggan for OTB Football Saturday! We talked Liverpool's recent woes, the art of the post-match interview after James Maddison's open chat during the week, and Frank Lampard's future at Chelsea. We also assessed Stephen Kenny's midfield options at international level, with Jason Knight and Jayson Molumby both in-form at club level at...

Saturday Panel | Bohs v Shamrock Rovers rivalry - nostalgia and classic games

January 23, 2021 14:51 - 47 minutes - 2.75 KB

It's a huge rivalry in Dublin football, and there have been plenty of massive games over the years - and on today's Saturday Panel we reflected on Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers classics. What are your favourite memories and players from the two League of Ireland giants over the years? What other LOI rivalries come close to it? Former Bohs captain and manager Owen Heary, ex-Shamrock Rovers and Bohs star Tony Cousins (now the Rovers u17 head coach), and Derek Pender, who played for both clubs, jo...