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Nothing But Net
Nothing But Net
"Getting lashed into them since 1999"Sports podcast and irreverent ramblings.
Feb 2, 2020
NBN - Episode XXXVI: 2020 - LET'S BE HAVIN YOU!
NBN is back with a preview of the Six Nations, the low down on the goings on at Saracens and some love for Joe Root's band of merry men in South Africa. The pod also looks ahead to what's to come in 2020 from Wisconsin to Tokyo and everywhere in between. HNY listeners!
Dec 14, 2019
NBN - The 2019 Christmas Special
It's Christmastime, there's no need to be afraid, because NBN is back with festive special! Stephen is on the line from Sydney and Finn's on the eggnog in London. The annual quiz goes down to the wire and yuletide harmony breaks out during the NBN Awards Show. So here's to you listener, raise a glass for everyone.
Sep 17, 2019
NBN - Episode XXXV: ラグビーワールドカップ
NBN: Tokyo Drift. The pod previews the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan with some punchy calls and round up of what we're excited about. Godzilla, typhoons and bad impersonations all feature (with special apologies to Bill McLaren), and Harry Bradwell is back by popular demand for a guest appearance. We hope you enjoy!
Aug 15, 2019
NBN Extra Time: The Kyrgios Konundrum
Is Nick Kyrgios a kn*bhead? NBN gives is verdict on the enigmatic Australian tennis player. As is to be expected - opinions are divided!
Jul 24, 2019
NBN - Episode XXXIV: Offaly Tense Super Overs
NBN's originals are back together struggling to make sense of a ridiculous few weeks of sport. Novak's got his 16th, England won their 1st and Shane held his nerve on the 18th. Finn has tales from the "Algarve" and Stephen has a confession of intergalactic proportions. We get our quiz on and Irish Rugby doesn't get a mention!
Mar 18, 2019
NBN - Episode XXXIII: Sláinte!
NBN is back with a St Patrick's day episode featuring and Ode to Alun Wyn, a Sexton Lament and a shout out to Alvaro Recoba. Finn brings the Guinness, Rob's talking pucks and you, dear listener, are in luck.
Dec 21, 2018
NBN - The 2018 Christmas Special
The original NBN gang are back together for a big fat quiz of the year and our very own glitzy awards ceremony. Oh Holy Night what a show we've got in store for you!
Oct 5, 2018
NBN - Episode XXXII: Come Dine With NBN
Dream dinner party guests are the subject of discussion in the latest NBN podlet. Vegetarian cyclists, mediocre tennis players and aquatic cricketers all vie for a spot at the most exclusive of evenings. Get in touch and let us know who you'd want as your sporty plus 1!
Sep 23, 2018
NBN - Episode XXXI: Ryder Cups. Duke Balls. Russian Cheats.
Jules Rimet has finished shanking his four-iron into bushes, and is settling down to watch the Ryder Cup. Find out which American golfer Rob would like to 'hit with a bat' and we also get the perspective of 'Golfbot and Liquid Draino' - no, it's not the latest crimebusting duo, they're European and American golf fans (and our mates!). Harold and Rob look back at the fairytale ending to a summer of cricket, culminating in Alistair Chef's retirement and Jimm(iny cricket) Anderson breaking fast-bowling records. We also talk the mentality of the batting order, which Rob thinks is 'absolute rubbish.' We finish up with Winners and Losers - featuring our good friend Ryan Kerr, and the ol' state-sponsored dopers themselves, Russia.
Aug 21, 2018
NBN - Episode XXX: Thrilla in Manila
NBN's International Series concludes with an update from NBN Founding Father Stephen Finlay in Sydney. We talk AFL, NRL and...what-the-hell!? - basketball brawls in Manila.
Aug 14, 2018
NBN - Episode XXIX: Beer Capital, USA
NBN's International Series continues with a journey to the Great Lakes where our own Paddy McFadden is on hand to give the pod the latest on the NFL's "kneel-gate", soccer-ball and Lebron. Politics may rear it's ugly, orange and ludicrously combed-over head in this one - you have been warned!
Aug 7, 2018
NBN - Episode XXVIII: Our Man in Beirut
NBN's International Series starts with a trip to Lebanon to talk all things sporty with friend of the pod and expat Colin Williamson. Come for the sport but be enchanted by the celebratory gunfire!
Jul 20, 2018
NBN - Episode XXVII: La Coup du Monde - il rentre à la maison!
Your latest NBN instalment features a review of Russia 2018, Wimbledon, Le Tour and the Open. The pod is lucky enough to be joined by touch rugby's own Billy Kenber who is on debut extolling the virtues of Luka Modric and Croatian beer.
Jul 3, 2018
NBN - Episode XXVI: Truck Pulls and Phil the Fool
NBN 26 features a pod debut for Harry Bradwell who has tales from Africa, a review of the sporting summer so far and a look ahead to the treats on the horizon. We also mention the VAR but reckon we'll get away with it.
Jun 22, 2018
NBN - Episode XXV: Outside Broadcast Edition
We go to, and watch quite a lot of sport. On occasion, we've found it amusing to make little live interviews with the people who we are at sport with - getting the reaction and sampling the... atmosphere on the day. This is a compilation edition of the sporting events we attended over the last year or so, in order: 1. Barbarians vs. New Zealand at Twickenham (rugby union) 2. Ireland vs. South Africa at Lansdowne Road (rugby union) 3. Ireland winning the Six Nations a week early (rugby union) 4. Ireland winning the Grand Slam a week later at Twickenham (rugby union) 5. Surrey vs. Hampshire at The Oval (cricket) Warning: Some beers may have been harmed in the making of this podcast.
Jun 15, 2018
NBN - Episode XXIV: Mercurial Sportstars
The word 'mercurial' is thrown around willy, and indeed, nilly. But some recent retirements in the world of sport have seen some of the truly mercurial hang up their boots and their bats. From Kevin Pietersen to Freddy Michalak, we have a look back at some of the sports stars who have made us feel a bit funny inside.
Jun 8, 2018
NBN - Episode XXIII: Greatest Australian Sportsperson
In the second and final episode of our Australian season - and Steve's last recorded episode - we discuss who the greatest Australian sportsperson is. Features some rogue shouts throughout, including mediocre golfers, a resilient fly-half, nobody, and man named Don.
May 28, 2018
NBN - Episode XXII: Australian Special
Warning - this episode contains Australian impressions which some listeners may find disturbing. Welcome back. We've been away for a little bit with real life getting in the way, but we have a bumper episode for you. Steve is moving down under, which gives us the excuse to celebrate / commiserate all things sporting an Australian. There is a look back at some of the nation's most infamous sporting controversies, a look forward to a summer test series vs. an Irish rugby team on a winning streak - and some winners and losers.
Mar 23, 2018
NBN Episode 15: Grand Slams and Pro Ams
NBN 15 features a chat with ex-pro golfer Lene Krog all the way from Oslo and a review of Ireland's Six Nations Grand Slam. The Podders also manage to laud Kevin Pietersen, offend Sergio Garcia and salute Team GB heroics at the Winter Paralympics
Mar 5, 2018
NBN Episode 14 - Six Nations
The pod talk 6 Nations and cricket tours before welcoming a special guest quiz master to test their knowledge on some of the lesser known Winter Olympic facts. The lads seem more pre-occupied with their buzzers than getting the right answers but you're guaranteed to learn a thing or 2!
Feb 19, 2018
NBN Episode 13: We Know You Got Seoul
The Podders are back to talk, drugs, skiing and ruck'n'roll. Our Korean correspondent debuts and Steve shows off his singing skills. Enjoy listeners!
Feb 1, 2018
NBN Extra Time: Technology in Sport
Ok listeners, this time it's serious. We argue about technology augmenting refereeing decisions in sport. Hamill, ever the Englishman, reminds us that England won the 1966 World Cup. Finn says 'shits and giggles'. And Stephen acts as the moderator? Also... MALAKI FEKITOA ALERT! And - 100 bonus points to any listener who can correctly identify the economist Hamill got wrong.
Jan 31, 2018
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Jan 18, 2018
NBN Episode 12: Welcome to 2018
Festive greetings and welcome to 2018. We kick off the year with a look back on a disastrous Ashes tour, what we're looking forward to in 2018 (Steve has a comprehensive, if non-chronological overview), and we get into an argument over our winners and losers. Nothing new then. Featuring: Ryder Cup, Tiger Woods, the Football World Cup, some cricket, tennis, and most importantly, a few bad gags. We've even thrown in a Blood Diamond reference for you.
Dec 23, 2017
NBN Episode 11: The Christmas Special
NBN rounds up 2017 with a look back on the Autumn Internationals and a festive quiz. We also dish out some end of season awards - there's a lump of coal for the likes of FIFA but a chocolate orange for those who excelled. Merry Christmas listeners!
Dec 11, 2017
NBN Extra Time: Star Wars XV
With the excitement building for the new Stars Wars movie the pod have picked their best Star Wars XV that would give anyone in the Galaxy a run for their money!
Nov 27, 2017
NBN Extra Time: Decisions, decisions, decisions
Inspired by recent clangers, the podders discuss their favourite bad refereeing decisions featuring the Hand of Frog, a karate kicking Dutchman and a fleeing South African
Nov 13, 2017
NBN Episode 10
Nothing But Net episode 10 features Ashes build-up from Melbourne, NBN on location at Twickenham and revelations about what Steve got up to in Thailand last year - allegedly
Nov 2, 2017
NBN Episode 9
Bring it back to the concrete streets, hip hop beats and three armchair generals discussing, among other things, recent happenings in the sporting world. Finn gives us an introduction to a crazy Japanese sport, Rob's back in Dictionary Corner, and it's all hosted by your bestie Stephen.
Oct 18, 2017
NBN Episode 8
NBN is back with a brand new feature akin to the sporting version of dictionary corner. Aside from quenching your thirst for knowledge the pod also looks at what has been going on over the last couple of weeks in the sporting world with a focus on World Cup qualifiers. American, Welsh and Scottish fans can cancel their tickets to Russia and sit back with their headphones in to enjoy this episode safe in the knowledge that NBN will never let them down!
Oct 10, 2017
NBN Extra Time: Love to Hate You
The Podders discuss sports people they love to hate, and that awkward moment when you meet them on an overcrowded train.
Oct 2, 2017
NBN Extra Time: The Cage
The year is 2002. Blazin' Squad have a No. 1 hit and Nike's "Cage" football advert revolutionises sports advertising. The latest NBN Extra Time relives this iconic commercial and rehashes old arguments about the best 3 a-side team on the planet. ¡Olé!
Sep 13, 2017
NBN Episode 7
NBN 7 features an actual real life sportsman updating us on the All Ireland Gaelic Football final from Dublin and a dose NFL expertise all the way from NBN's US correspondent in Chicago. The podders also discuss cricket's return to Pakistan and the best sporting autobiography titles.
Sep 1, 2017
NBN Extra Time: That Time I Met
A cheeky little 10-minute podlet for your ears... we're talking about 'that time we met' famous sportstars. Hear about the nicest man in the England cricket team (he's not English), a very mediocre Man Utd midfielder with a big banana (boat), a very tall Irish man called Toner and when Stephen was stripped on the bus to Dublin.
Aug 18, 2017
NBN Episode 6
Welcome back to the central missionary, I mean, commentary position. On the pod this week, we're chatting IAAF World Athletic Championships, the return of the Premier League, how much of Neymar would £15million buy you, and sporting nicknames. Any thoughts, please get in touch - we're on all reputable social media outlets, and some of the disreputable ones.
Jul 23, 2017
NBN Episode 5
Back once again with the renegade master. Well, back once again with the NBN podders for a debrief on the final Lions test, an argument about the GOAT - is the Fed the greatest of all time? - and a look forward to what's coming up through the summer. Enjoy and get in touch.
Jul 7, 2017
NBN Episode 4
NBN is back from its summer break with a review of what we've missed, what we're looking forward to and a special guest from Down Under. If labour disputes, Afghan cricket and high school teachers-turned-boxers are your thing then you're in for a treat.
Jun 6, 2017
NBN Episode 3
Nothing But Net welcomes its first special guest this week as we debate Real Madrid's purple kit, obscure ice skaters, bee-keeping achievements and our favourite sporting falls from grace.
May 31, 2017
NBN Episode 2: British & Irish Lions Special
In this episode of Nothing But Net, we discuss the British & Irish Lions chances on their 2017 tour to New Zealand. It's safe to say that we don't rate them, but we do have some fun sound effects.
May 13, 2017
NBN Episode I
Welcome to Nothing But Net, the new sports podcast looking at recent sports news through the eyes and ears of three fans. In this episode, we discuss recent IAAF proposals to discard pre-2005 world records, rugby union's residency rule changes, and golf trips to the Algarve. Danny Alves and Cardiff Metropolitan University also feature in our inaugural episode. If you want to get in touch, it's @NBNsportspod on Twitter or @NBNsportspodcast on Instagram.