Top Football Podcasts to follow in 2018

In my former position as editor of Scotzine, I worked with many likeminded football fans, bloggers and writers who loved to talk about our game and the issues that arose each season - and the football podcast was one aspect of getting their views out to a wider audience. While the Last Ditch Tackle is not looking at podcasting anytime soon, I have looked at the plethora of football shows out there and highlighted the ones you should be subscribing, downloading and listening to in 2018.

A Celtic State of Mind

Celtic Quick News' podcast 'A Celtic State of Mind' offers a tantalising instalment of topical Celtic discussion, debate and insight. Hosted by Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham, they discuss some of the week's developments at Celtic Park. The podcast mixes football and music chat which will strike a chord with Celtic fans, as will the big interviews with individuals who possess A Celtic State of Mind.

90 Minute Cynic Podcast

90 Minute Cynic is a weekly Football Podcast and website which takes a cynical look at the beautiful game. They debate European football with a distinct focus on Scottish football and aims to produce innovative multimedia coverage, striving to be as interactive as possible.

The Big Interview with Graham Hunter

The biggest names in football, one-on-one with Graham Hunter.

The Totally Football Show with James Richardson

Join James Richardson, a few familiar friends and some new voices too as they take you through all the twists and turns of the 2017-18 football season in the Premier League and around Europe. Richardson is best known as the host of Channel 4's well-loved Football Italia programme.

An honourable mention goes out to their up and coming podcast on Italian football - Golazzo: The Totally Italian Football Show.

The Football Ramble

The Football Ramble is a must-listen for any discerning fan that enjoys the more entertaining side of the world's favourite sport. Whether it's the award-winning podcast, sold out theatre shows, their bestselling book or one of the many acast+ specials featuring the great and good of the game available to premium subscribers, The Football Ramble has it covered.

Join hosts Marcus, Luke, Jim and Pete twice a week here for an insightful, hilarious and often surreal look at the game we all love.

Nutmeg Magazine Podcast

A version of the Scottish football periodical for your ears. Hosted by Daniel Gray, The Nutmeg Podcast will appear quarterly, ostensibly to discuss magazine content.

The Two Point One Cast

The numbers and stories behind Scottish football, in audio form. Brought to you by Graham Ruthven and Stefan Bienkowski of The Two Point One.

The Fitba Hacks - The Scottish Football Journalism Podcast

Daily Record Digital Journalist, Jonny McFarlane, brings you a weekly chat with an established veteran of sports journalism in Scotland, looking at their career and the future of the industry.

These are just a few of our favourite podcasts out there at the minute, what is your favourite football podcast?

Last Ditch Tackle is unashamedly passionate about Scottish football, with a heavy Celtic slant.