The False Nine World Cup Review Preview Of Brazil 2014: Part 1—France ’98


TFN regulars James Dutton and Francis Gene-Row join host Greg Johnson to review the last four World Cups ahead of Brazil 2014, starting with France ’98.

A new podcast reviewing a different tournament will be uploaded each day up until the opening day of fixtures at Brazil 2014 on Thursday June 12.

Podcast: The fifth False Nine Pubcast with Musa Okwonga, Nassos Stylianou & Francis Gene-Rowe

Host Greg Johnson and regulars Hugo Greenhalgh and James Dutton are joined by Musa Okwonga (ESPN/BBC), Nassos Stylianou (Financial Times, Football Weekly) and TFN’s very own Francis Gene-Row for The False Nine’s fifth Pubcast at The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub, in Angel.

They look at the club football season, look ahead to the World Cup and discuss which clubs they’d stamp a Bela Guttmann-esque curse upon and why.



Podcast: The fourth False Nine Podcast with Alex Stewart and Elko Born

The False Nine return to the Old Red Lion for another live pubcast, this time with Alex Stewart of Put Niels In Goal and Dutch football expert Elko Born.

Talk soon talks to the merits of Jose Mourinho, Louis Van Gaal’s Netherlands and what he could bring to Manchester United, the secrets behind Southampton’s successes of late, and the lesser known link between Kevin Strootman and a certain type of sweet Dutch snack.



Podcast: The Third False Nine Pubcast with Jack McInroy and Rob Pollard

TFN’s Greg Johnson, Hugo Greenhalgh and James Dutton welcome Jack McInroy of Yids and South London Hardcore and Rob “Typical City” Pollard onto the panel for a third live “Pubcast” at The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub, in Angel.

With Rob running late, racing across London in a taxi straight from the League Cup final, the diminished foursome chat about Spurs, anti-semitism in football and Alan Pardew’s fighting skills. Once completed, the five-piece then turn their attentions to City’s Capital One Cup win, directors of football and a footballing take on the Oscars.

The chat is interspersed with the usual frivolities, audience interaction and mind-twisting tangents to keep you and your ears entertained throughout the show.

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Podcast: The second False Nine Pubcast with Andi Thomas & Ben McAleer

Host Greg Johnson and regulars Hugo Greenhalgh and James Dutton are joined by Andi Thomas and Ben McAleer for the second of The False Nine’s live “Pubcast” events at The Old Red Lion Theatre Pub, in Angel.

They discuss the continued failings of David Moyes and Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool’s title chances, the place of stats in the football discourse and their favourite goal celebrations of all time.

Listen to it below on SoundCloud or download it now on iTunes.

Podcast: The False Nine’s First “Pubcast” With Musa Okwonga and James McNicholas

The False Nine podcast goes live, with the team’s first ever “Pubcast” at the Old Red Lion Theatre Pub in Angel, Islington.

Regulars Greg Johnson, James Dutton and Hugo Greenhalgh are joined by Musa Okwonga and James McNicholas to talk about Chelsea vs. Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal’s title hopes and whatever else the audience throw at them.

Listen to it below on SoundCloud or download it now on iTunes.

Podcast: Episode 7 – David Moyes and the Gob-lot of Dire

The False Nine podcast enters 2014 with a bumper array of guests, including Awate, Joe Devine, Hari Sethi and Sam Diss, who join host Greg and regular James to dissect the recent goings on in the Premier League, Manchester United, West Ham United, and much more.

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