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Post Keys and Gray we started recording the podcast because we knew a different set of fans was being neglected.

We’re unique, one of a kind in the football podcast world and we quite like it when new listeners happen upon us.

We’re still fairly new on the scene, we’ve had some great support from footballers, industry folk and fellow broadcasters. We’d love that to continue.

Please feel free to get in touch about press opportunities.

 


In December 2016, The Offside Rule Podcast 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 account were quick to jump on the fact their very own Ada Hegerberg was voted number one.

Major French newspaper L’Equipe also covered our list, as did France Football and Icelandic website Visir. Lyon and France centre-back Wendie Renard was also very happy to be included in the top 10!


photo 2In September 2015, The Offside Rule Podcast was given a rave review in The Telegraph, particularly praising the uniqueness of three female presenters, now four with the regular inclusion of Italian football expert Mina Rzouki!


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

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


 

After England Women were knocked out of the 2015 World Cup in Canada, The Offside Rule Podcast were quoted in a lengthy piece in The Telegraph after we exclusively interviewed Sone Aluko, brother of Eniola, immediately after Laura Bassett’s own goal eliminated England from the tournament.


 

Early in 2015, our very own Milana Knezevic wrote an insightful piece for a website by the name of Little Atoms, explaining how podcasts and social media are now helping female football fans find their voice in the sport, mentioning The Offside Rule Podcast as a prime example.

You can read the piece in full from February right here.


Whilst Kait and Lynsey were out in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup, they caught up with talkSPORT reporters Hawksbee and Jacobs on their show and the website kindly published a piece promoting the fact two of our hosts had been on the show live in Rio.

You can view the piece here on their website.

At the beginning of the summer The Offside Rule was also given a mention in Stuff Mag, you can view the piece below.

The Offside Rule – Stuff mag


In 2014, The Offside Rule Podcast briefly linked up with BT Sport 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. BT launched the partnership on their website before the tournament kicked off.

Rachel Riley Daily StarIn the build-up to the World Cup, TV personality Rachel Riley mentioned The Offside Rule in a piece for the Daily Star.


 

GUARDIANSCREENGRABIn March 2014 The Guardian named The Offside Rule Podcast in their ‘Our favourite things this week’ feature on their website, mentioning our all female presenter team, our blogs and features and our recent interview with Casey Stoney.

You can read the piece for yourself on The Guardian’s website right here.


In February 2014 Arts London News quoted Lynsey Hooper and The Offside Rule in the midst of England international Casey Stoney revealing her sexuality.

You can read the piece on their website here.


Not long after we’d got over our first birthday, Kait, Lynsey and Hayley sat down with Jump! Mag to discuss The Offside Rule Podcast’s first year and the future of the brand as a whole.

You can read the in-depth feature over at their website here.


In October 2013 the UK Sports Network joined in the celebrations as The Offside Rule celebrated its 1st birthday with some recognition on their website.

You can see what they said about The Offside Rule here.

RadioToday also joined in the birthday celebrations, printing a piece with quotes from Kait and Lynsey about the first year of the podcast.


Our friends over at SportSister seemed happy when The Offside Rule Podcast returned for its first full season at the beginning of the 2013/14 campaign, given a full page promo on their website as Kait, Lynsey and Hayley prepared for another season of talking points.

You can read the article on their website here.


Perhaps one of our greatest claims to fame to this present day, Jose Mourinho (then Real Madrid manager) on our podcast! All thanks to our Spanish football correspondent Rhiannon Jones who gained some exclusive quotes from Mourinho who was reacting to the news his good friend Sir Alex Ferguson was retiring from football.

The quotes were picked up by Sky Sports who mentioned The Offside Rule Podcast in their article from May 2013.


In February the trio sat down with the FWA’s Chris Davies to discuss in-depth what the podcast was all about, the challenges of an all-female football show and the reception we’ve had so far.

You can click here to be taken straight to the interview on the FWA website.


Shoot Magazine have promoted several podcasts on their website and in June Lynsey, Kait and Hayley sat down with them to discuss the podcast. You can read the interview by clicking below:

Shoot Magazine June

 

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