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The Offside Rule is the only all female-fronted football podcast in the UK.

Post Keys and Gray, we were inspired to start recording the podcast because we knew a whole set of fans were being neglected and female voices weren’t being heard enough.

We’re unique. One of a kind in the football podcast world. We pride ourselves not only on our content but also on the opportunities we provide to women in a male-dominated industry.

We have been featured ourselves in various publications and our exclusive content has been picked up by major publications. See below for more details.

For press enquiries, please head to our Contact page.


BRAND PRESS

Vogue (2019): Listed as ‘The Best Podcast for… Football’ in Vogue in January 2019 and described as ‘a refreshing all-female analysis of football’.

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The Guardian (2018): Why football podcasts are on the rise & The Week in Podcasts

The Guardian (2017): Best podcasts of 2017 – part 2

The Guardian (2014): Our Favourite Things This Week

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The Telegraph (2015): In September, The Offside Rule was given a rave review in The Telegraph, particularly praising the uniqueness of three female presenters.

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BT Sport (2014): The Offside Rule linked up with BT Sport in 2014 to bring you a series of exclusive videos from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Kait and Lynsey flew out to South America for the month, obtaining quotes from within the England camp and bringing plenty of reaction from other fans who had flown out to Brazil.


talkSPORT (2014): Kait and Lynsey caught up with Hawksbee and Jacobs on their show during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.


PODCAST PRESS LINES

JERMAIN DEFOE

In the first Offside Rule – Exclusives episode of the 2018/19 season, then-Bournemouth striker and England veteran Jermain Defoe opened up on his personal life and being labelled a ‘love rat’, his ongoing commitment to the England national team and what’s next for him when he retires from the beautiful game.

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Picked up by Eurosport and The Sun


JOE HART

The England and Burnley goalkeeper (then at West Ham United) discussed dealing with rejection, the situation with Pep Guardiola, his career and how he bounces back from criticism

Picked up by The Independent, ITV, The Sun and Daily Mail.


EMMA HAYES

After the announcement of her pregnancy, Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes spoke to The Offside Rule – Exclusives about preparing to become a mum while planning for European domination with her team.

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Picked up by The Telegraph


In December 2016, The Offside Rule compiled the Top 100 Women’s Footballers of 2016, voted for by players, coaches and journalists around the world.

The subsequent results gained much attention around Europe: Lyon’s official English Twitter account, major French newspaper L’Equipe and France Football all covered the list as did Icelandic website Visir. Lyon and France centre-back Wendie Renard also posted on Instagram about how ‘honoured’ she was to be included in the top 10.

In 2018, the list was created in collaboration with The Guardian who allocated pages in print and published the list on their website.


During the course of the 2015 Women’s World Cup, Kait and Lynsey worked in partnership with Audioboom to gather unique stories and interviews with England players and staff, as well as audio from the games themselves.

The audio was picked up by a selection of national newspapers and websites during the tournament, including The Telegraph, The Guardian, Sky Sports and several regional publications.


In 2013, we scooped an exclusive with Jose Mourinho, all thanks to our Spanish football correspondent Rhiannon Jones. Mourinho was reacting to the news his good friend Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring from football.

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Picked up by Sky Sports

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