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Two Girls Talk Balls

An alternative take on Women's Football. Covering the WSL, NWSL, Euro 2022 and Women's Champions League; Charlotte and Tamsin bring a refreshing voice with debate, banter and highlights from the best of the Women's Game. Proudly sponsored by FotMob


Episode 140 - United win the Cup
Hello again! We're back with a special podcast ahead of the final weekend of the Barclays FA Women's Super League season! And what drama it is, its going down to the wire, it might even go down to goal difference?! Plus, instant reaction to the FA Cup Final, as Manchester United win their first major silverware against Tottenham Hotspur. That Ella Toone goal was worthy on any cup final win.  All recorded during a summer storm, with some thunder and lightning thrown in. There should be just as much excitement in the WSL this weekend! @tgtalkballs
22:14 5/13/24
Episode 139 - Chelsea Put a Sock In It
The title race is heating up, we’re down to the semi-finals of the FA Cup & less than two weeks away from the Continental Cup Final! Alongside reviewing the WSL gameweek, we’ve also got a feature on the FA Women's National League Cup Final, an interview with Amber-Keegan Stobbs (captain of Newcastle United) and Grace Gillard (captain of Hashtag United) & Courtney Lumley (defender for Hashtag United).  
37:48 3/19/24
Episode 138 - Something's Gotta Viv
We're back for 2024! Two WSL gameweeks of the year are down, so lets review how clubs have started the second half of the season! Viv scores her first goal back, Lauren James is on fire, City keep winning and United are, well, United. Plus, crucial wins for Leicester City and West Ham United.
33:21 1/29/24
Episode 137 - Christmas Plonkcast 2023
It's that time again, our Christmas Plonkcast! It's our final podcast of 2023 and a chance to provide a festival review of the WSL season so far. Which manager is in our Christmas stocking? Who's been the most helpful elf? Who's our Christmas pudding and who's been our Christmas cracker? Proudly sponsored by FotMob
36:44 12/21/23
Episode 136 - Need for Mead
With another international break coming, the WSL reminded us what we'll be missing - 26 goals across 6 games! Even better, 2 were from the returning Beth Mead. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City continue their free-scoring ways, Liverpool and Man U get back on track and the league's mid/lower league teams are consistently inconsistent. Plus, we talk about future potential WSL/Championship changes and investment. Sponsored by FotMob
31:37 11/27/23
Episode 135 - Live from the Football Writing Festival
A bonus LIVE episode for you. Live from the National Football Museum for the 2023 Football Writing Festival, recorded the day before Manchester United v Manchester City at Old Trafford. We talk Manchester Derby, Emma Hayes upcoming WSL departure and our view on the season so far! Thanks to NFM and the festival organisers. Proudly sponsored by FotMob
48:36 11/21/23
Episode 134 - Arsenal's Jonas Slowness
One month into the 2023/24 Barclays Women's Super League and the Nations League has butted in! At least it gives us a chance to take stock of the first 4 gameweeks. We talk through the first month of the season; who has surprised, who has underwhelmed and who can stop Willie Kirk's Leicester City? It's been a slow start for Arsenal, Villa and one or two others but our Manchester City & Chelsea title race prediction is looking very promising. Plus, Brighton's stadium plans, Marc Skinner's UWCL comments and we spin the 'Wheel of Doom' to get our new Booze from a Boot (new forfeit to be confirmed!) goalscorers for the season.  Proudly sponsored by FotMob 
41:30 10/30/23
Episode 133 - The WSL Returns!
Finally, our first love the WSL is back! We talk through the summer business of all 12 clubs, grade each on their transfers and throw out some early league predictions. Plus, Booze from a Boot is no more. What can we replace it with? Drop us a message and let us know. Sponsored by FotMob
48:11 9/26/23
Episode 132 - Proud of the Pride
It's taken us a few days to recover from that final. What a tournament though! We review England v Spain in the World Cup Final, discuss tactics, the standout performances and the controversy. Plus, we talk through the full tournament, our favourite games and players from a memorable tournament. Supported by our pals at FotMob
25:32 8/24/23
Episode 131 - I'm Just Hemp
We're still floating on the cloud of that semi-final. We're on the ceiling pals. We react to England v Australia and Spain v Sweden with a midsummer plonkcast. We wax lyrical about Sarina, the Matildas, Todmorden Market and our gal Lauren Hemp. Plus, the Finals preview and lots of daftness and excitement along the way. Come on England!!! Supported by our pals at FotMob
37:11 8/17/23
Episode 130 - Colom-See-Ya
We’re through those nervy quarter-finals, and we've only just got our breath back. All 4 games couldn’t have been much tighter; an extra-time battle between Spain & Netherlands, a nervy finish in Sweden v Japan, a long penalty shootout between Australia & France and a comeback England win against Colombia. We review it all and preview the scary semi-finals.  Supported by our pals at FotMob
41:31 8/13/23
Episode 129 - That's The Tea
The Round of 16 didn’t disappoint, unless you’re a WoSo fan. Commiserations to the U.S who will be sipping tea all the way home against a seismic penalty shootout against Sweden. England on the other hand undeservedly snuck through against an impressive Nigeria side. Upsets, penalties, VAR drama and 19 goals across 8 games. We’ve lots to catch you up on. Plus, we preview the tasty WWC Quarter Finals. Spain v Germany, Japan v Sweden, Australia v France and England v Colombia - all crackers! Supported by our pals at FotMob
39:01 8/9/23
Episode 128 - Germany's Rear Fears Colombia
We're down to final round of group fixtures and its getting exciting! We've had some cracking upsets this past week - Nigeria beating Australia, Colombia out battling Germany, Norway remembering to score against The Philippines. We discuss England's win against Denmark, preview China and talk through the rest of the groups as they stand (at time of recording!) Sponsored by FotMob
30:15 8/1/23
Episode 127 - Germany Top of the Popp
The World Cup has kicked off and we've not been short of incidents, VAR action or dodgy penalties! We talk through a disjointed Lionesses performance, praise Haiti's future stars, and preview the big tie up next against Denmark.  Plus, schools out for Tam and it's top marks Germany & Japan, steady Cs for Australia & Spain and 'must try harder' for France & Norway. Sponsored by FotMob
35:50 7/24/23
Episode 126 - World Cup Preview Part 2
We've made it, 4 years on from the beginnings of our podcast (then called Two Girls World Cup!) we're back with another World Cup, down under! There's a lot ot get through, so here's part two of our WWC previews. In this we look at Groups E-H. What chance do we give defending champions USA, beaten finalists Netherlands, Brazil, France, Sweden and the stacked Germany. Sponsored by FotMob, who are bringing all the stats you could wish for this tournament. Get it downloaded!
30:01 7/19/23
Episode 125 - World Cup Preview Part 1
We've made it, 4 years on from the start of the podcast (then called Two Girls World Cup!) we're back with another World Cup!  There's a lot ot get through, so here's part one of two WWC previews. In this we look at Groups A-D. What chance do we give Norway, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Japan, England, Denmark, China and more? Sponsored by FotMob, who are bring all the stats you could wish for this tournament.
45:13 7/18/23
Episode 124 - All Coming Up Chelsea
Emma Hayes' described it as Chelsea's 'hardest year'. They were pushed close by an impressive Manchester United, but Chelsea come out victorious to win a fourth consecutive Women's Super League! We review the final rounds of the WSL title race and basement battle in a end of season mini-Plonkcast. Chelsea made it a League & Cup double but credit to Manchester United who pushed them hard with both and how about Arsenal winning the Conti Cup and getting Top 3 despite the worst injury crisis the WSL has seen in recent times. Plus, Booze from a Boot results and our plans for this summer's World Cup. Proudly sponsored by FotMob
31:11 5/31/23
Episode 123 - Stina & The Comeback Queenas
What did we miss? We react to a HUGE week in the Women's Super League and Champions League! Arsenal, with even more injuries, put in a brave performance away at Wolfsburg and Chelsea stay in the tie against Barcelona. Closer to home, it was comeback szn in the WSL with Liverpool and Everton both coming from behind to win, Spurs securing a vital point and City handing out a drubbing to West Ham. Plus, with one month to go, we get our end of season predictions in. Sponsored by FotMob
46:27 4/26/23
Episode 122 - Jonas' Conti Bonus
England back-to-back Arnold Clark champs, Jonas avoiding all the black cats in leading Arsenal to their first trophy of the Eideball era and can we say Manchester United are WSL title contenders yet? We run through the midweek WSL results, review a stellar Continental Cup Final and chat through the relegation battle; all whilst enjoying a glass of wine. Proudly sponsored by FotMob
34:34 3/9/23
Episode 121 - Dark Side of the Toone
Oh Ella, don't get yourself suspended for the potential match of the season lass. After dropping points against Everton, we’ll be covering Manchester United at Spurs, the tie of the weekend Manchester City v Arsenal and, of course, the battle of the bottom and the resurgent Willie and Leicester City! Plus, Arnold Clark is BACK and a discussion topic on access to pitches for youth teams. Proudly sponsored by FotMob
37:59 2/13/23
Episode 120 - A New Beth England
A new Beth England, looking for another goal! Its the most wonderful time of the year, the FA Cup fourth round. Just the 77 goals across 16 games - great value for money, unless you support one of the teams on the receiving end. We talk through the highlights from a busy FA Cup weekend, shout out Spurs, Arsenal and Sunderland. Plus, our thoughts on the WSL January transfer window so far and a discussion around maternity pay and discrimination following the recent revelations from Sara Bjork Gunnarsdóttir and Emma Mukandi.  Proudly sponsored by @FotMob
38:24 1/30/23
Episode 119 - Christmas Plonkcast 2022
It's the most wonderful time of the year, our Christmas Plonkcast! It's our final podcast of 2022 and a chance to provide a festival review of the WSL season so far. Which manager is in our Christmas stocking? Who's been the most helpful elf? Who's our Christmas pudding and who's been our Christmas cracker? Proudly sponsored by FotMob
34:07 12/19/22
Episode 118 - Aless-See Ya Arsenal
Love a bumper WSL weekend us, 25 goals and almost 90 thousand fans attending 5 games - beautiful! We react to an all-time classic between Arsenal & Manchester United, celebrate Emma Hayes returning for a convincing Chelsea win and sing the praises of Julie Blakstad. Plus, Rachel Daly goal machine, inconsistency queens Liverpool & Brighton and was there a new Willy bounce for Leicester City?!! Proudly sponsored by FotMob
40:37 11/21/22
Episode 117 - Arsenal Maanumber One
Champions League upsets, the World Cup draw and a busy WSL weekend - we've got a lot to cover in Tamsin's Hen Podcast! We react to the 2023 World Cup Draw, Aussie East Coast road trip anyone? Plus, Arsenal & Chelsea pull of European upsets, West Ham & Everton continue their early season form and Tam's wedding planning. Proudly sponsored by FotMob
40:00 10/25/22
Episode 116 - Lauren James Changes Games
Two gameweeks in and we've already been treated to some crackers; the storylines, the goals, the personalities. This already feels like a pretty special WSL season. We talk through early WSL form and focus on Chelsea v Manchester City and the two big weekend derbies. Arsenal turned in a 4-0 win in the North London Derby, worthy of a record WSL crowd and Everton spoilt the Anfield party with a 3-0 away win against Liverpool. Plus, our Booze from a Boot predictions and Tam's Tombola returns. Proudly sponsored by FotMob
41:21 9/27/22
Episode 115 - Anyone For Some WSL?
The Barclays FAWSL is back! Summer loving (with Sarina) had us a blast but its back to our bread 'n butter - the Women's Super League.  We treat you to a full league preview, all 12 clubs feature and we dish out our predictions for the Top 3 and that dreaded relegation place. Plus, transfers, booze from a booze updates and our ShePlays Fantasy Football League. Proudly sponsored by FotMob 
36:57 9/6/22
Episode 114 - Its Come Home
One week on, we try and process all the excitement, nerves and euphoria of the past month and last Sunday's Lionesses Euro 2022 win! The build up, the atmosphere, the pre-match drama, the ups and downs of the game, the celebrations, the drinks, the parade and the relief. We salute this England team, applaud an impressive final opponent in Germany and discuss our favourite moments from the tournament. Plus, how England can build on this success, creating a legacy AND our podcast highlights from the Euros.   Thanks to everyone who has listened during the Euros, and a special shoutout to our sponsors - FotMob.
43:07 8/7/22
Episode 113 - Go Write History
It was always going to happen wasn't it. After two cracking semi-finals, the stage is set. The two outstanding Euro 2022 teams face each other this Sunday at Wembley. On Tuesday, Sarina's Lionesses turned in the most convincing semi-final performance of any England team EVER. Not to be outdone, a clinical Germany brought some rare excitement to Milton Keynes by beating France 2-1 inspired by Alex Popp. We dive into reviews of both semi-finals, share our experiences of being at both games and, with some trepidation, preview the final!! Proudly sponsored by FotMob
35:58 7/28/22
Episode 112 - Closer Each Day, Georgia Stanway
Those quarter-finals were pretty eventful weren't they. We react to all the excitement and nerves of England v Spain, the heroics of France v Netherlands, the missed chances of Germany v Austria and the atmosphere of Sweden v Belgium (the game wasn't much to write home about!). The surprises, the celebrations and the anxiety of Tuesday night where we'll be at Bramhall Lane for England v Sweden. Proudly sponsored by FotMob
35:59 7/24/22
Episode 111 - Sarina and the Heatwaves
The group stages have come to a close and Sarina and the Lionesses are 'walking on the sunshine' after a perfect end to Group A and (hopefully) the end to the recent heatwave! So far, England and Germany have impressed, Austria and Belgium have surprised and will the real Spain, Sweden, Netherlands and France show themselves? We talk through each of the Quarter-Final ties, discuss whether we'll see any changes to the England first XI (no) and who is going to progress to the Semis? Proudly sponsored by @FotMob
27:00 7/19/22

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