The Totally Football Show Live is coming to Manchester
By James Gill
After sellout live shows in Birmingham, London and Dublin, the massively popular podcast ‘The Totally Football Show’ is once again heading out of the studio and hitting the road, coming to Manchester on 5th October.
The show will be hosted by iconic football broadcaster James Richardson. Richardson made his name presenting Gazetta Football Italia on Channel 4 in the 90’s and is known more recently for hosting the BT Sport Champions League Goals Show along with The World’s Strongest Man on Channel 5.
He’ll be joined by some of the country’s finest football writers at the RNCM Theatre. Rory Smith is a journalist, broadcaster and author whose book Mister was nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award in 2016. You can find he work in the New York Times where he is Chief Soccer Correspondent.
Daniel Storey was Deputy Editor of Football365 until September 2018 and is now a freelance journalist who has written for The Independent, The Guardian and Sky Sports amongst many others. Lastly, James Horncastle is a fountain of Italian football knowledge. He joins Richardson on the BT Sports Goals Show as well as writing for almost every major, reputable English publication about Serie A.
The Totally Football Show Live will continue the podcast’s trademark puns and punditry, with football tales far too risqué to be included in the regular show, as well as the opportunity for the audience to win prizes for putting their footballing queries to the panel.
If you want to get tickets for the event, which takes place on Friday 5th October at 8pm at the RNCM Theatre on Oxford Road, you can go here. Tickets are £22 for what will undoubtedly be a fantastic evenings entertainment.
The Totally Football Show podcast began in the summer of 2017 and is my personal favourite football podcast. After eleven years behind The Guardian’s Football Weekly podcast, presenter James Richardson and producer Ben Green decided to go it alone, setting up their own production company Muddy Knees Media with fellow football journalist and broadcaster Iain Macintosh, with their mission being to shake up the podcasting landscape.
This is a goal they have arguably already achieved, with their free, twice-weekly podcast receiving over 35 million downloads since it launched making it one of the biggest podcasts in the world. Their free flowing jokes, effortless chemistry and fearlessness in the face of difficult topics and events make it a must listen for football fans.
Muddy Knees Media also have three spin-off football podcasts — The Totally Football League Show, Golazzo: The Totally Italian Football Show, and The Totally Scottish Football Show — focussing on life beyond the Premier League and Champions League, as well as a cycling podcast with Bradley Wiggins, and a weekly wrestling show. Other, non-sport titles are due in 2019.
New episodes of The Totally Football Show podcast are released every Monday and Thursday. You can find it on your favourite podcast provider. You can find them on Twitter at @thetotallyshow, Facebook, or their website.