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A pitch invasion, an own goal, teenage wonderkid, dodgy VAR decision, goalkeeping howler AND a decent performance from Paul Pogba – the final match of this World Cup had a whole bunch of things you rarely see, all in 90 minutes. Plus there was a thunderstorm and a world leader trying to Dab. Speaking of which, Gary Neville lays down the law to the politicians and doesn’t hold back. And while all the golden things are being dished out, we present the most prized award we can bestow – The Golden Bell. But who deserved it most in the end?

We’re taking a break for a few weeks but will be back with the silliest soccer stories and comedy clips in time for the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season.

On The Left Side is written and produced by Ant McGinley and Jim Salveson, with additional production from Sean Allsop. There’s also a video version of this out there on youtube which you can watch here.

The theme tune is written and performed by Katalina Kicks and appears with their kind permission. Other music: Jazzy Frenchy from appears under creative commons 3.0 license.


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I am the warped mind behind On The Left Side the (award-nominated you know?) Funny Football Show found on GSITM. Its the ideal accompaniment to all those serious football podcasts you listen to... you won't find any statistics of analysis there, just a load of funny stuff from the last few days of football. I have worked in radio as a producer and presenter for the last 20 years and currently, amongst other things, have the pleasure of hosting a football phone-in alongside some footballing legends, in what is (currently) the centre of the footballing universe: Manchester. You can find me in various places via the links below or in person if you hide behind the wheelie bins outside my house.