The Name of the Game

Jan 10, 12:00 AM

Faye Carruthers joins Kait Borsay and Lynsey Hooper for a new year of football chatter

It's a new year, and the Offside Rule is back with more footballing insight and a bit of nonsense too. Faye Carruthers joins the team to discuss hats, superstition, and phone throwing, it's all football related we promise! Here's the sound, oh and there's a bit of a theme:


  • Topic 1 - Fernand(inh)o - With the news that Fernandinho has a clause in his contract to get an extension for a further year, the 34 year old Brazilian has inspired us to celebrate the Golden Oldies of the footballing sphere still donning the boots, pulling on the training shirts, and smashing it for their clubs.(05.40)
  • Topic 2 - Money, Money, Money - It was revealed this week that Roman Abramovich has spent over £100m sacking managers during his tenure at Chelsea! Incredible sums of money, and very expensively over £26m of that was spent on Antonio Conte. So we decided to look into where some of those managers are now (14.00)
  • Topic 3 -  Knowing Me Knowing You - Clubs have got many weird traditions so we thought we’d end today by discussing some of the traditions at clubs across the country (27.00)
  • AOB - ball grabbing, Roma's goodwill, and not literal Christmas crackers (36.00)