The Sound Of Football

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An improvised weekly soccer chat from Jan Bilton, Terry Duffelen and Graham Sibley providing nuanced opinion on the world of soccer.

A familiar voice to anyone who enjoyed Sky's La Liga coverage, Jon Driscoll also fronted Sky's La Liga Weekly podcast for a number of seasons, with Terry Gibson. We're delighted to welcome him on to our podcast to discuss what has been a fascinating and surprising few months for La Liga and the national team. You can listen to the podcast here or if you right click on that link, you can download the MP3. ## What's in the Weekend Boxset? If the pod has whetted your appetite for some La Liga action, ...


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