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Welcome to Ranks FC - the new home of Football Ranks, once B/R Football's flagship podcast, now independently taking over both sides of the Atlantic. #RankSquadForever

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Leeds United, Bielsa and Haaland with Stuart Dallas

In the first full episode of Ranks FC, we talk to Leeds United and Northern Ireland midfielder Stuart Dallas who sets the record straight on Marcelo Bielsa, the agony and the ecstasy of Leeds, recording a documentary during a pandemic and just what Erling Haaland said to him when they swapped shirts. There's also some chat between Jack and Sam on Leeds' hot start to life back in the Premier League and why fans should continue to be excited about watching a Box Office Bielsa side.

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Oct 15, 2020
Welcome to Ranks FC

Welcome to Ranks FC, the new home of what was B/R Football Ranks, at the start of a new chapter. If you loved what we did before, you'll be glad to know it will take much of the same format as it used to on our staple weekly show; and if you were after more, well, there's plenty more coming at ya. Make sure you hit subscribe as we embark on a journey into the world of football with you - Rank Squad Forever.


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Oct 13, 2020
Final Four: Croatia vs. England

Four remain at this summer's World Cup in Russia and UEFA has proved the dominant affiliation - with all four semi-finalists hailing from the European continent. After yesterday's episode focused on Belgium-France, we turned our attention to the less high-profile but no less interesting tie between Croatia and England - two nations inextricably tied to this podcast, where we look at the key battles, how Croatia's midfield might set up, where England can find joy and how Ante Rebic and Raheem Sterling might be the players that turn the game on its head.

In the Studio: Jack Collins and Sam Tighe

Jul 10, 2018
Final Four: France vs. Belgium

And then there were four! We're at the semi-final stage and Europe has knocked out all comers, with all of the final quartet coming from UEFA's denomination. With such importance attached to the games, we decided it would be only right to dedicate an episode each to them in turn - and so we turn our eye first to the Flanders derby, and take a look at the tactical decisions which could decide what promises to be a game for the ages.

In the Studio: Jack Collins and Dean Jones

Jul 09, 2018
Stars of the Stage

With the World Cup entering the business end of the tournament, we got back in the studio to discuss six players that have stood out for us so far in their own individual way. We talked about Peru's Luis Advincula, Russia's Mario Fernandes, Colombia's Wilmar Barrios, Belgium's Thomas Meunier, Croatia's Ante Rebic and Japan's Takashi Inui - and the traits they've showed which make them standouts in Russia.

In the Studio: Jack Collins & Sam Tighe

Jul 05, 2018
Give No Quarter

The DSLF gang are back together to look at the final eight and see how things will pan out across the quarter-finals of the World Cup! We take a look at each game in turn, starting with France vs. Uruguay and working through Brazil's matchup with Belgium, England's tie against Sweden and the hosts Russia taking on Croatia.

In the Studio: Jack Collins, Sam Tighe and Dean Jones

Jul 05, 2018
It's A Knockout!
Jul 01, 2018
It's A Knockout!

Jack and Sam are back in the studio discussing the first knockout ties of this World Cup and making our predictions on how we feel about the tournament going forward, as well as which players can do the damage as we get into the business stage of Russia 2018.

In the Studio: Jack Collins & Sam Tighe

Jul 01, 2018
The Russia Experience

What's it like to be out there in Russia this summer? The latest DSLF takes you on a journey with our very own Dean Jones, who has just landed back from his travels to St. Petersburg and Moscow, giving you the lowdown on what it's like to be in the host nation as the World Cup takes place. We talk the (mostly subdued) threat of violence, the troubles trying to watch games and the atmospheres inside three stadiums; as well as which fans are lighting up the tournament in the absence of the Republic of Ireland.

In the Studio: Jack Collins and Dean Jones

Jun 27, 2018
Crunch Time

With the group stages drawing to a close, Jack and Sam reconvene to look at the tastiest groups left, where the final knockout spots are to be decided, as well as exploring which players really need to stand up and be counted for their countries, with such a big prize on the line!

In the Studio: Jack Collins & Sam Tighe

Jun 26, 2018
Three Up, Three Down

Davor Suker's Left Foot are back to talk about three players that have impressed and three that have failed to live up to expectations at this summer's Festival of Football - the World Cup in Russia! We talk Carlos Vela, Bernardo Silva, Manuel Akanji, Max Meza, Ante Rebic and Yannick Carrasco and how they've fared for their respective sides thus far.

In the Studio: Jack Collins & Sam Tighe

Jun 23, 2018
Shock Value

There have been plenty of upsets in the opening round of the World Cup and it would be remiss to leave them out of our analysis, so Jack and Sam took to the studio to take a look in further detail at how Switzerland and Iceland stifled South American giants Brazil and Argentina; as well as how Mexico's flying counter took the World Champions apart; before Dean checks in to talk about the atmosphere in Moscow.

In the Studio: Jack Collins & Sam Tighe

In Russia: Dean Jones

Jun 18, 2018
Steamrollered Saudis

Russia tore the Saudi Arabians to shreds in the biggest ever victory margin for a World Cup opening game. To be frank, Saudi Arabia were dreadful and Russia's dynamic duo of Aleksandr Golovin and Denis Cheryshev tore them to pieces to set the hosts off for the perfect start. Jack and Sam analyse exactly what happened and Dean checks in live from St. Petersburg.

In the Studio: Jack Collins & Sam Tighe

In Russia: Dean Jones

Jun 15, 2018
Opening Round Gambits

The DSLF gang thought it wouldn't be a proper World Cup podcast if we didn't put ourselves on the line and predict what's going to happen at the World Cup. We laid down the first 16 fixtures and had a look at each one in turn, with plenty of chat about Julen Lopetegui, Isco and Raheem Sterling whilst we were at it. Find out what we made of the first round of World Cup fixtures.

In the Studio: Jack Collins, Sam Tighe and Dean Jones

Jun 13, 2018
Ones To Watch

The boys reconvene for the second episode of Davor Suker's Left Foot to talk through their ones to watch for the opening gambit of this summer's World Cup in Russia. We talk Milinkovic-Savic, Jahanbakhsh, Guedes, Lozano, Sisto and debate whether Ramadan Sobhi or Trezeguet will step up in Mohamed Salah's absence for Egypt.

In the Studio: Jack Collins, Sam Tighe and Dean Jones

Jun 09, 2018
Omissions, Additions and Intuitions

In the first episode of Davor Suker's Left Foot, we discuss those player's left behind as the teams jet off to Russia, as well as some surprise inclusions, before turning our attentions to which squads have caught our eye before the World Cup begins.

In the Studio: Jack Collins, Sam Tighe and Dean Jones

Jun 06, 2018