B/R Football Ranks

By Bleacher Report

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B/R Football Ranks: the show that takes the football world and puts it in the correct order. Ranker-in-chief Sam Tighe and B/R Insider Dean Jones join host Jack Collins in ranking all that's important (and all that's not) in football and life.

Episode Date
Ranking the Best Athletes in Football with Bradley Simmonds
00:51:55
Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by Bradley Simmonds, personal trainer to some of football's most famous faces, and former teammate of Raheem Sterling in his youth career as a professional footballer with Queens Park Rangers, to talk some of the most impressive athletes in the game, as well as stories from the players he trains and his days on the pitch. Hot Takes include a discussion of the two hat-tricks scored this week by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, questions on whether Antoine Griezmann's latest documentary is one of the most ridiculous things to happen this year, and a scorching take that Arsenal fans should be counting their lucky stars they didn't make Monchi their latest Director of Football. In a new and improved Bleacher Roulette, we talk the players we'd love to add to our mates' WhatsApp groups, whether you'd rather have the football career of Francesco Totti or Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and which footballer you'd hate to be stuck in a lift with; before Sam rounds things off by ranking the cheeses he'd use as a weapon in a tight spot. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Mar 20, 2019
Bonus: Ranking the Champions League Quarter-Final Draw
00:30:37
Bonus is back! Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins sat down to rank the quarter-finals of the Champions League in terms of entertainment value, giving reasons as to why each match-up will be exciting and looking forward to some mouthwatering clashes. There's also a section on the Europa League, and which ties are the ones to look out for in the last 8 of the UEL too! To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Mar 15, 2019
Ranking the Top Five Most Exciting Teenagers in Europe
00:56:13
The B/R Ranks Squad - Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins - take a look through the most exciting teenagers in Europe, taking some time out to weigh up those young players that are setting pulses racing across the continent and weighing up the talents of the likes of Jadon Sancho, Vinicius Junior and Kai Havertz, as well as which other young ballers have piqued our interest. Hot Takes include a discussion on Zinedine Zidane's return to the Real Madrid hot seat (will he bring Eden Hazard to the Bernabeu?!), whether AC Milan can build on a good start to 2019 to come second in Serie A, and poses the question - which is the most exciting title race: the Bundesliga or the Premier League? Bleacher Roulette takes on the big questions this week: what your dream career path would be, which footballer you'd like to see in a Hollywood biopic and which footballer you'd want to be your dad; before Sam rounds things off with this week's nonsense - his favourite methods of transport...in the Viking ages. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Mar 13, 2019
Ep. 9: Joleon Lescott Ranks His Most Memorable FIFA Opponents
00:54:27
Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by former England International and double Premier League winner Joleon Lescott, who sits down with the gang to talk about the players he used to play FIFA with, including stories about Wayne Rooney and his rage quits, Daniel Sturridge's skill moves and how Shaun Wright-Phillips won't play with him any more! Hot Takes include a discussion as to whether Liverpool are blowing the title race, a lowdown on teen sensation Efrain Alvarez and the tug-of-war between the US and Mexico for his allegiance, and we answer your question: what Real Madrid need to do to compete domestically again. Bleacher Roulette returns with questions about why Arsenal have dropped off from their fast start, which footballers we'd be inviting on our bachelor parties, and what formations we'd be looking to use if we were managers. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Mar 06, 2019
Ep. 8: Penalty Takers You'd Trust To Save Your Life, with Gaizka Mendieta
00:54:03
The B/R Ranks Squad - Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins are joined by former Spain, Valencia and Barcelona midfielder Gaizka Mendieta to talk penalties and the players they'd trust in a shoot out if their life was on the line. Hot Takes include football's hottest topic - whether Kepa Arrizabalaga was completely out of line in refusing his manager's orders to be substituted in the Carabao Cup final, as well as discussions on whether Gareth Bale should leave Real Madrid after another spell on the bench; and who should be Barcelona's next No. 9 after Luis Suarez. Bleacher Roulette takes on the big questions of whether you'd rather win the Ballon d'Or or the World Cup (without playing a minute!); which game you'd use a time machine to go back and watch in real life; and whether you'd rather win one cap for the country you love or fifty caps for a country you felt no affection for. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Feb 27, 2019
Ep. 7: Ranking the Players We'd Hate Playing Against, feat. Adnan Januzaj
00:50:57
The B/R Ranks Squad - Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins - take a look through the players that they would hate playing against in the professional game, and a deep dive into the reasons why those opponents must be a nightmare on the pitch; before they're joined by Belgium international and Real Sociedad star Adnan Januzaj, formerly of Manchester United, to talk his toughest opponents and who he wants to win the Premier League, courtesy of Liga Zone. Hot Takes include a discussion on whether Zinedine Zidane would suit the Premier League, why Bayer Leverkusen are the most fun team to watch in Europe and the topic chosen by you - can Paqueta and Piatek fire AC Milan back to the top table of European football? Bleacher Roulette takes on the big questions of whether you'd take the Mauro Icardi route and let your other half be your agent, picking a new place to watch football for a year, and if Pochettino, Klopp and Guardiola could save the bottom teams from relegation; before Sam rounds things off by ranking breeds of dog in today's Nonsense Rankings. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Feb 20, 2019
Ep. 6: Footballers That Need Their Own Reality TV Show with Josh Denzel
00:50:38
Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by Josh Denzel - sports presenter and star of Love Island, to talk about the players who would be best lighting up our television screens; and who'd be the ones who'd be best on the reality shows that everybody loves. Hot Takes include possible replacements for Aaron Ramsey at Arsenal, whether a resurgent Real Madrid need Eden Hazard when they have Vinicius Jr, and the question you picked - should Chelsea back or sack Maurizio Sarri? Bleacher Roulette returns to talk the brightest young talents in Europe, Wenger and Mourinho, penalty taking styles and which player you'd want to swap lives with, before Sam rounds things off by ranking his favourite months of the year. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Feb 13, 2019
Ep. 5: Paul Pogba's Barber Ranks Football's Best Haircuts
00:46:08
Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by A Star Barber, the man behind the fresh trims of Paul Pogba, Eden Hazard and Benjamin Mendy (to name a few) to discuss the stars who let him shape their look, going to the World Cup with the French team, what Eden Hazard is like and how he ended up as a barber to the top players in the game. Hot Takes include Dean's predictions for the Champions League, as well as discussions on Dortmund and Betis' Quique Setien; Bleacher Roulette is back to think about long-term replacements for Fernandinho at City, the two footballers we would love to see in a boxing match, and how we'd celebrate if we scored a goal in a cup final; before Sam rounds things off by ranking his favourite world cuisines. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Feb 06, 2019
Bonus: Top 5 Signings of the January Transfer Window
00:35:17
As a special extra episode, Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and Jack Collins sat down to rate the best and worst transfers from the January 2019 transfer window. There's tactical insights from Sam about where new players will fit, and a special segment from Dean about how certain transfers fall through for different reasons. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Feb 01, 2019
Ep. 4: Top 5 Memorable Games You've Covered with Miguel Delaney
00:55:55
Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by Independent journalist and famous Twitter face Miguel Delaney to discuss the greatest games he's ever covered as a journalist, and to talk the world of football journalism, the divide between press boxes and fans and stadium atmospheres around the world. Bleacher Roulette returns, talking which footballer you'd let look after your baby, the greatest badges ever, Sane vs. Martial, and what Leo Messi will be doing at 50 years old before we round things off with Sam ranking the greatest movie villains of all time. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Jan 30, 2019
Ep. 3: Top 5 Most Disappointing Clubs This Season
00:48:23
Sam Tighe and Dean Jones join host Jack Collins to take a look through the clubs who have promised much, but achieved little as we look at the teams disappointing across Europe's Top 5 Leagues in 2018/19. Who do you think should be top of the list? Hot Takes involve the Mo Salah diving question, whether Kevin-Prince Boateng is a banter signing for Barcelona, and if Hector Bellerin's injury rules Arsenal out of the race for the Top Four in the Premier League. Bleacher Roulette this week includes a discussion of the most entertaining leagues in the world, whether you'd rather build a team around Pogba or Fabinho, and the age old money vs. loyalty debate; before Sam rounds things off with his nonsense rankings - on this episode, it's ice-cream flavours! To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Jan 23, 2019
Ep. 2: Picking The Ultimate 5-a-Side Team with Jimmy Conrad
00:44:22
Sam Tighe, Dean Jones and host Jack Collins are joined by former USMNT star Jimmy Conrad to pick their ultimate 5-a-side team from the current football world. Who would you pick? Bleacher Roulette returns, talking footballers on desert islands, the greatest casual football shirts of all time and what we'd do if we woke up one day as Leo Messi; before we round things off with Sam ranking the greatest sauces of all time. To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Jan 16, 2019
Ep. 1: Top 5 Predictions for 2019
00:42:29
In the first episode of B/R Football Ranks, Sam Tighe and Dean Jones join host Jack Collins to take a look at the moments which will define 2019 in the football world, and rank which predictions are most likely to come true. There's the first ever Bleacher Roulette, answering questions from Jose Mourinho to football's best inventions, and we round things off with Sam's definitive list of the all-time great consoles! To get involved, follow @brfootball on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #BRFootballRanks! via Knit
Jan 09, 2019
Sam Tighe Ranks Top Three Stadiums
00:03:05
Bleacher Report rings in 2019 with the B/R Football Ranks podcast from the gang over at B/R Football - that's the round ball sort. To show you what we have in store, here host Jack Collins asks ranker-in-chief Sam Tighe to rank his favorite three football stadiums in the world. Make sure to subscribe to B/R Football Ranks - first full episode coming January 9th! via Knit
Jan 02, 2019