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Go inside the most popular sport in the world with the ESPN FC crew.

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  • hokiejuls
    My favorite podcast
  • Liz_310
    Amazing !!
    Love Love Love this podcast
  • what is up my peeps
    I like the accents. Plus a great podcast.
  • Beef_Curtains
    Daily listener
    I like this pod enough to listen dailey, but its a little too personality oriented around pundits, rather than focusing on the sport itself. Also, theres guaranteed to be incorrect analysis or idiotic opinions at least once every other pod. For example, Shaka, adrian and ale went 2 shows thinking rashfords played through the middle this season when hes been deployed on the wing the entire year. Stuff like this makes me feel as if i know more about the modern game than they do at points. Ive come to find much better and accurate pods out there. But if youre looking for a basic summary of football day to day, then u may enjoy this pod. However, I much prefer gab and juuls input along with caught offside and the serie awesome pod that is also uploaded on a weekly basis and would recommend those 3 all above espn daily.
  • PaulRisdall
    Great content
    I watch or listen to ESPN FC daily. It’s highly focused on the Premier League but I like that. Caught Offside is excellent. Gab and Jules are entertaining too. I don’t really care for Serie Awesome.
  • Rosievell
    Two in tri
    I was so Looking forward to this podcast. I want to listen about football and news about my favorite mx teams and players, not two guys giving each other attitude and talking over each other. Terrible podcast skills good idea though
  • Surf 0n
    Good, not great.
    Gab and Jules are amazing. Some good analysts on the regular show but the tv show-converted-to-podcast format isn’t the best. Caught offside is not enjoyable for me.
  • merica 2020
    I watch the show religiously on plus, huge fan of the crew. Maybe stevie, craig, ale do some deep tactical analysis on a touch screen of mistakes that led to goals and really good goals. Just a suggestion
  • jaysin300
    It’s very good for a soccer fan just wish it was longer like at least an hour long.
  • hang zuckerberg
    You don’t want to be considered as ‘this jerk’
    Self indulgence is the hallmark of American sports commentary. Just listen to five minutes of Colin cowherd. You’ll be guaranteed to hear some analogy relating back to his life or his wife or his high school sports experience. This is typical american behavior that is not so prevalent in England which is refreshing to americans like myself. The Jamie Horowitzation of american sports commentary has infected you and everyone else in the states to varying degrees, and yet you want your English colleague take some culpability for your behavior. Get a grip
  • Rev. R. McGlinchy
    Too much banter
    OH MY WORD!!!! Turn down the music!!! Dec 28 episode SOOOOOO hard to hear “Extra Time” section. This has the potential to be SOOOOO good! But sadly there is far too much banter, and a lot of old fashioned old bro machismo mentality... When they are on trips to games in exotic locations like the CL Final in Madrid, it’s good to hear a little of their experience, travel, food etc, the life of a sports journalist, it can be interesting for a min or 2... but they seem to talk about that stuff ENDLESSLY. Please remember football first. The last 4+ mins of today’s pod is SOLELY that. Will keep listening for now, but hoping the banter is tamed and the background music quietened or dropped. Oh, and STOP TALKING ABOUT GOLF!!!
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  • ziiz8
    Love it - one of the best
    I look forward to this pod daily and am thankful it’s so often. Aside from Stevie’s default general smugness and (understandable but still consistently annoying) Liverpool bias, I love everything about it. Soccer pod rankings: ESPNFC = Men In Blazers > 2 Robbies > Gab & Juls > BBC Football Daily > Caught Offside > Total Soccer Show
  • garni888
    Generally decent
    Generally decent, but a a few things block it from being great. 1, Very repetitive story lines whereas many other footy podcasts find new angles. 2, Some of the guys just repeat the same thing louder instead of making their point with stronger logic, so it often turns into a bit of a yelling match. It has the potential to be amazing if the shouting can be converted into more intelligent debates. 3. The cheesy background music is a nuisance more than helpful. There’s a reason no other podcasts do this. It’s more suitable for ESPN TV top 10 highlights, but throws off the rhythm of the dialogue and actual topics of a podcast. Cheesy gimmick and a distraction from what truly matters. So all in all, less noise and distraction and more substance and logic would make it awesome. A shame Honigstein isn’t on anymore, he was quite brilliant. Sid Lowe, Honigstein, and Julien Laurens would make a brilliant podcast on their own!
  • samba soccer
    Psyched on Gab! He brings a different POV from the predominant English paradigm. He also loves the sport, which is highly respectable.
  • TwistyMazeLittlePassage
    Hot take - This should be the Robo podcast
    Jules + Robo and Gab + Robo are both better than Gab + Jules. I would keep Mr. Robson and rotate Gab and Jules as the proverbial wingbacks of this podcast.
  • Neto2526
    Gab and Juuls Show is Horrid
    I love every show presented on here, except that Gab and Juuls show... it’s just sooo boring! Gab puts me to sleep. I hate it whenever it’s Gab and only 1 other person. He tries too hard to be an analyst that he ends up just contradicting himself over and over and in the end, he doesn’t even know what he said.
  • Sagar Sriramagiri
    Great combination of knowledge and entertainment
    The cast is a perfect mix of football knowledge and entertainment. They know how to keep us informed while making sure we have a good time!
  • StrongArmDuck
    Sometimes good/ Sometimes Not Good
    Hit or Miss. Would rather hear about EPL, Bundesliga, international matches and MLS. Don’t care about Serie A or Ligue 1. Gab Marcotti is a good writer but horrible on a podcast.
  • Footballnotsoccer1
    Serie Awesome and Gab and Juls
    The debates are interesting and informative. Keep up the good work.
  • BudaBudaBudaBear
    Caught offside
    Not sure they actually watch the games.
  • Mayank Jhalani
    Will stop listening
    I am a big fan of the Espn FC show. I have an espn plus subscription just to be able to watch that show daily. When I heard that Gab and Juls are doing a podcast together, I was keen to have a listen. Unfortunately, I will stop listening from this moment onwards for one reason : Gab Marcotti. It’s unbelievable how rude he is to the guests on the show, to players and managers he talks about. I am appalled at the tone he takes when he speaks on this show. Unsubscribe.
  • Lex lucifer
    The best
    Best podcast for soccer and a lot fun to listen to. These guys do an awesome show daily. Extra time is absolutely fun and out of this world, so afterwards I head over to YouTube to watch what I’ve just listened to. Seriously can’t get enough. Keep it up. 👌
  • John131155322
    Needs a lot of Clean up
    The podcast is ok... there are a lot of background noise, echo issues and even the sound goes out sometimes( I switched my headset, tried using the phone speaker and even switching to my iPod/IPad. The issue still persist.
  • Great Keep it up : )
    Great pod cast listen in my free time
  • mohcen23
    Very confusing
    I really don’t understand what is this podcast about? Is it a professional breakdown or analysis of soccer games? Or just a bunch of ex soccer players expressing their opinions about games and players? Like for example you see a title like Real Madrid’s rebound, talk about Real Madrid for 3 minutes and one of the guys says:”enough of the boring game” and let’s talk about Barcelona and how great they did? Barcelona btw had an awful game if it wasn’t for their goalkeeper, Getafe this season is awful at home. It is just confusing.
  • bye bye birdie
    Good enough show but they blatantly ignore the 2nd/3rd best league in the world. They will talk more Serie A then German football which makes no sense.
  • The Freckler 83739
    It’s all gossip and drama-driven. Cast is okay but Ali offers nothing. No tactics or game breakdowns. Sad that the nations leading sports broadcasting company decides this is good soccer coverage
  • gerardo-guzman
    Love the shows
    Keep them coming
  • RodneyOhOh
    One of the worst podcasts out
    These guys screaming I mean actually screaming rubbish at each other is one of the worst football podcast around. Everyone involved in the show should seriously embarrassed. The whole tone of the show is wrong. Who is executive producer?? Do us favor mate. I’m Shattered that Gab has to work on this clown show.
  • scrappy2005ilovepanthers
    I’m a big PSG fan and I think that you could talk about them a little bit more than you do but other than that all Around a good podcast. Also love Juls
  • fran_32
    Gab and Jules
    Good show. Gab needs to not breath in the mic though
  • D Dagorn
    Great for the Commute!
    Started watching ESPNFC a few years ago and when they created the podcast I was hooked. Every morning I download the pod and listen on my drive to work. The guys are hilarious and more importantly it seems like they are given a bit more freedom than the usual talking heads sports show. Great chemistry and I usually agree with almost everything they say, even if it’s hard truths about my beloved Chelsea.
  • Tommyboy2921
    Soccer fan must-have
    If you are a soccer fan this pod is a must. Helps you keep up to date on all the biggest leagues. Even covers the lower levels. Always entertaining.
  • Altabird97
    Love this pod but....
    I look forward to listening to this everyday but this year the serie A is a big topic and I don’t get it. It’s a boring league I’d rather hear about the mls. There is only one team that ever wins the serie A. Even the French league is more interesting bc at least they have Mbappe and Neymar. Please stop making serie A a priority. I turn off the pod or change pods when you talk about Italy. I don’t mind transfer updates and big news but half the pod on Italian football is too much. I never listen to gab and his serie lame podcast bc it’s dry and puts me to sleep. If anything you need more caught offsides pods and drop the serie A nonsense.
  • 88_Joe
    love the pod
    thank you for uploading this daily. makes my drive more enjoyable.
  • Doritos, King of the Snacks
    Love gab and jules pod
    Why do all the different shows have to be lumped all together though?
  • Matt48137636667
    Frustrating gaps in coverage
    Off the bat - I’m a massive Arsenal fan so there’s a large part of my bias as it concerns this podcast. The fact remains: through two weekends, there are two teams with full points, Liverpool and Arsenal. But instead of hearing about how Arsenal’s handful of new signings are doing or how exciting the match-up at Anfield will be this weekend, the podcast is riddled with gossip/banter-based Man United/City discussion. Ultimately, I’d rather hear football content that covers tactics, player performance trends, and team form with the scope of the full league in mind than trend-baiting coverage like, “Do Man United Have a Penalty Problem?” two weeks into the season.
  • blueGalactico
    Spin-offs are the best!
    Love the newer Gab & Juls pod and Serie Awesome pod with Gab, Mina and Nicky! The main show is entertaining but the spin-offs provide the best insight and analysis, keep it up! Caught Offside… I mean what can you say, I look forward to every ep; the boys on there have been putting out quality for years
  • cccccccccccccc13
    Gab and juls
    Love this pod!!!!!
  • atefsony
    simply can not miss
  • XcaptainXmaylene
    Team Assignment
    1. Redsox, Bruins, Chattanooga Football Club, Detroit City FC, and Georgia Bulldogs. 2. Not really. I’m open to any reflection. The rowdier the better. 3. Stranger things 4. Yes I will finish it 5. At the local soccer field with my family 6. Leonard from Big Bang Theory 7. Math 8. Gritty 9. Yes, I will follow them. 10. Fried Catfish Instagram: david_jacob_morrison Love the podcast! You guys are awesome!
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  • gestssw
    A show for the 1%
    One Star for being overwhelmingly nuanced and granular. 1. If you’d like to educate yourself and better your understanding of the landscape of fubol around the world’s leagues, this is not a show for you. 2. If you want to go balls-deep into the nuances of player relationships and European soccer politics, this is the show for you. Question is, aside from the football meat heads in Europe, how many people actually fall into bucket #2???
  • alwaysabounding
    Excellent program
    It’s the only soccer podcast I never miss. Love the banter. Good analysis. The crew seem like old friends. Keeps me informed on all that’s happening in the football world.
  • Tessa-Savannah
    I enjoy the podcast. The guest contributors are insightful and the show has a series of good hosts. I wish the show was longer and broadcasted live at games as well. One hour seems reasonable. Have 2-3 pundits at a time max. Less is more.
  • bschloss92
    Great Cast
    The ESPN FC crew have great chemistry, and it clearly shows in all their shows. I can’t speak to the other shows in this feed, but I cannot recommend the main ESPN FC crew show enough.
  • Visc@B@rc@1
    Gab & Juls
    F yeah!
  • JL5001
    My must-listen during the World Cup
    Great insight, candor and chemistry
  • fisherville listener
    We do listen!
    Ms McGraff, yes we do listen to your podcast. You and Seb have been doing a great job through this wwc.
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