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Jumpers for Goalposts – Ep4. Inter-Lulls (Make Me Cry)

Joining Stef Meens in the studio this week is Colin Stone, Stuart Martinez and Elliot Busby to discuss the weeks football.

It’s been a slow week so the lads struggle for talking points, but with the help of Stu’s musical prowess the show finishes with a flourish.

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Jumpers for Goalposts – Episode 3: I’d 8 2 be an Arsenal fan

Stu Martinez takes over hosting duties for this weeks show.

Joining him in the studio is pod veterans Elliot Busby and Ewan McQueen, whilst we extend a warm welcome to Peter McVitie, who’s making his pod debut.

Issues discussed this week include Arsenal’s humiliation at Old Trafford, Man City’s destruction of sorry Spurs, an assessment of the SPL big guns exit from Europe and we look forward to Sky’s Jim White shouting and slavering his way through all tonights deadline day action.

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Jim White and Neil McCann gie it YALDI!

Jumpers for Goalposts – May 5th

The boys are back and better than ever!

In a week that saw racism rows, a gun-wielding mascot, and diving Tom Daley would be proud of, a few games of football broke out!!

Join Sahil Jaidka, Colin Stone and Ewan McQueen as they are steered, somewhat carelessly, through the murky waters of British and European football by host Stef Meens.

As always, we’re also available on iTunes.

Jumpers for Goalposts – 19/04/2011

Stu Martinez is in charge for this weeks show and is joined in the studio by Elliot Busby, Ewan McQueen and Colin Stone.

Topics debated include Man City’s FA cup triumph, Stoke’s demolition of dismal Bolton, yet another Arsenal capitulation and a preview of this Sunday’s crucial Old Firm derby.

Don’t worry people, Stef Meens will be returning to the show soon.

Jumpers for Goalposts – (12/04/11)

JFG is back with strong opinions and misled, ill-informed football banter.

Stef is back in the hot seat and is joined in Jumpers for Goalposts HQ by Elliot Busby, Stu Martinez and Ewan McQueen.

Also listen out for a cameo from our roaming European reporter Colin Stone, who has taken a tactical trip to Gelsenkirchen to take in the Schalke vs Inter game.

Up for discussion are the PFA awards nominees, Super Mario Balotelli (as usual) and Europe’s finest teams in the Champions League.

We also have a quick trip around Europe visiting the Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga as the season hits the business end.

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Jumpers For Goalposts (5/04/2011)

Here’s this week’s episode of JfG.

Elliot Busby takes over the hosting duties in the absence of Stef. Joining Elliot in the studio are Colin Stone, Ewan McQueen and Sahil Jaidka.

Topics include the weekend’s games, the Champions League matches to come, as well as a European round-up and the St Pauli beer-throwing incident.

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MJ takes his rightful place at Craven Cottage

Scots left searching for elusive win over Brazil

In a weekend which saw the Formula 1 circus kick of their 2011 season, Chris Hoy collecting more silverware, Oxford beating Cambridge in the boat race and England proving against Wales they are well on their way for Euro 2012, Scotland’s international friendly against Brazil  was almost forgotten if it had not been for two Brazilians.

The Emirates stadium in London was the stage were Ronaldo Luis Nazário de Lima (the original Ronaldo) said goodbye to Europe after he announced a few weeks ago to retire from professional football.

However, the young Santos striker Neymar made clear that football fans worldwide needn’t to worry about a lack of talent coming from Brazil. Ashleigh McGuinley reports on the match which saw Neymar take the spotlight.

Scotland 0 – 2 Brazil

A nifty Neymar double gave the South American side a well-deserved friendly win over Scotland at the Emirates Stadium.
The teenage star stole the show and strengthened his thriving reputation as the Samba stars gave the Scots a hard chase from almost the first whistle.

Brazil commanded the first half with terrific footwork and speed across the pitch, but the Scottish side looked set to keep it no score at half time until the 19-year-old striker fired home the opening goal just minutes before half time.

The Santos striker doubled the Brazilian side’s advantage in the 77th minute from the penalty spot after being fouled by Charlie Adam.

Having won their last two matches 3-0, confidence had been growing in the Scotland camp but the huge gulf in class between the two sides inevitably left Scotland still searching for their elusive first win over the Samba Stars.

There was a lively atmosphere surrounding the grounds before kick-off which was helped by the appearance of Brazilian footballing legend, Ronaldo as guest of honour for the day.

It seemed as though Scotland had got off to a good start when captain for the day, Kenny Miller had an early opportunity to make an impression after being fouled by Brazilian defender, Lucio, a few yards outside the box but Charlie Adam’s free-kick cannoned off the defensive wall.

Brazil’s first big chance came in the 15th minute with a promising back-post cross from Elano, but Chelsea midfielder, Ramires headed it high over the top.

As the young Brazilian side started to warm up, glimpses of their trademark fluidity and footballing style started to show when a pass from Elano put Jadson through before the Scotland defence managed to scramble the ball to safety.

Minutes later the Brazilians were back for more but Leandro Damiao’s header from Elano’s corner skimmed across the top of the crossbar.

The Scotland side luckily managed to escape a penalty call after a cross from Lucas Leiva looked to be cleared by perhaps the hand of Gary Caldwell.

Scotland looked to have picked themselves back up in the 35th minute when a strong free-kick from Adam was met by a header from Steven Whittaker, which to the Tartan Army’s disappointment flew past the far post.

The famous yellow shirts ended Scotland’s resistance just minutes from the break when a pass from Andre Santos was taken by Neymar inside the Scotland box and the talented 19-year-old skilfully placed his shot causally past McGregor and into the far corner of the net.

A carless start to the second half by Scotland allowed Neymar to play as well as he had ended the first half when just two minutes in, a shot on the run caught the top of the bar after Adam had given the ball away.

A dangerous goal-kick by McGregor left James McArthur in trouble when Ramires stole the ball and tried to set up an open goal for Neymar.

The Rangers’ goaly was left with no option but to come off his line and dive to take the ball away from Neymar before blocking Leandro’s close follow-up shot.

Scotland looked to be in trouble yet again in the 52nd minute, but the pass over from Brazilian full-back, Dani Alves was blasted over from inside the box.

Cheers from the Scotland fan’s filled the stadium in the 63rd minute when Scotland won their first corner of the game but a sloppy effort by Adam was easily cleared by the dominating Brazilian side.

Shortly after, fresh legs were introduced for Scotland in the form of Bannan and Commons who came on for McArthur and Whittaker in the hope of introducing new impetus.

However, Scotland’s chances of making a come-back slipped even further away when a foul on Neymar by Adam inside the box saw referee Howard Webb point to the spot and the teenage striker picked himself up to fire home the penalty in the last fifteen minutes.

As the match drew to a close, Craig Mackail-Smith was given his Scotland debut as he was brought on in replace of Kenny Miller.

Scotland kept fighting until the end, but in the final two minutes a free-kick by Commons’ was quickly brought to safety by Brazilian goaly, Julio Cesar confirming that Scotland’s chances of consolation were over.

In the final seconds of injury time, Brazil tried their luck one last time but the Samba substitute, Jonas blasted his shot over.

Jumpers for Goalposts Episode 7

In a week of strange red cards, fat goalkeepers and Jens Lehmann, the JfG lads are here to guide you through it all.

Our resident foreigner Stef Meens is joined by Elliot Busby, Colin Stone and Stu Martinez to discuss the hot topics.

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One of the many stars mentioned on this week's Jumpers for Goalposts: professional fatty and Ajax Goalie Jeroen Verhoeven


Jumpers for Goalposts Episode 6

Here we have it, the 6th episode of the podcast. Stef is joined by the usual crowd – Stu Martinez, Colin Stone and Elliot Busby – to discuss everything football; from Arsene Wenger’s smoke-screen and the pronunciation of Dirk Kuyt to contentious refereeing decisions and the Old Firm furore.

Listen below, or download from the usual site here.

Also from this week we are now available on iTunes. So make sure to subscribe so you never miss an episode of JfG.

Jumpers for Goalposts Ep4

Welcome JfP followers to this week’s episode of the podcast.

Stu Martinez takes over the hosting duties and is joined in the studio by regular guests Elliot Busby, Colin Stone and Stef Meens.

Topics deliberated today include Clarence Seedorf’s genital parts, our deaf listeners and the more serious matters of the FA Cup, the Premiership relegation battle and the Champions League.

This week’s episode is slightly lengthier than usual, but unless you listen to all of it you’ll miss out on some life-changing banter.

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The Lads

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