Who Can Come In And Rescue Rudderless Football Weekly? Rushden Is Bookies’ Favourite

In news that will shock the football world, James Richardson is leaving the Guardian Football Weekly podcast and fans of the show will be demanding an equally capable pair of hands to steer the ship through these tumultuous waters. Bookies, William Hill, make Max Rushden the 9/4 favourite to take over the helm with Dave Farrar 7/2 and Jonathan Wilson 6/1.


Podcast favourites Andy Dawson and Josh Widdicombe are 10/1 with Marcus Speller 12/1.


“As the go to guy whenever Jimbo was off on his jaunts, Max Rushden is the obvious favourite but there will no doubt be a number of people throwing their hats into the ring to host the most popular football podcast in the UK,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Could there even be the most successful podcast migration in history?”


Football Weekly’s next permanent host: 9/4 Max Rushden; 7/2 Dave Farrar; 6/1 Jonathan Wilson; 7/1 Paul McInnes; 8/1 Barry Glendenning; 8/1 Jacob Steinberg; 8/1 Michael Cox; 9/1 Rob Curling; 10/1 Ken Early; 10/1 Josh Widdicombe; 10/1 Andy Dawson; 12/1 Marcus Speller