Liquid Football was founded from the ashes of Danny and Jarred’s weekly radio show, after Kev joined the fold, at the end of 2014.
Originally broadcasting live on local radio station Peterborough FM, the weekly show featured football fan phone-ins, musical interludes and general football chat – taking a more irreverent view of the week’s football action, discussing highly-important topics such as manager change-overs, mental transfer fees and ‘who would in a fight between’ certain footballing personalities. Regular features on the show include; “Savage (i.e. Robbie Savage) of the Week”, “Kev’s Tip of the Week” and now-defunct “Liquid Football’s Room 101”.
At the end of the 2014/15 season, a transfer request was handed in to PFM and Liquid Football signed with the world of podcasts from the beginning of the 2015/16 season. Peterborough FM has since gone into liquidation, but the occasional live broadcast still takes place via Hereward Radio, in which the episode usually centres around a specific time-period in the game, and features music from that era.
In the summer of 2015, The Liquid Football Trophy was launched – a 5-a-side tournament, from which all profits are donated to charity. The LFT has since become an annual event, and has raised a total of £1,180.19 for local charities. Also in 2015, FC Liquid Football was founded – a 5-a-side team made up of friends of the show, that has taken part in five tournaments – their biggest success coming in the Free Kicks Foundation’s Adam Gardiner Trophy, in which they reached the Semi-Finals.
The start of 2016 saw the launch of Liquid Football Magazine – a free-to-read online football magazine which saw 6 issues released, and featured interviews with Jimmy Bullard, Darragh Macanthony, Razor Ruddock and Anthony ‘Jonno’ Johnson of the BBC’s ‘Class of ’92: Out of Their League’ fame, amongst others. Despite being Liquid Football’s most successful project, the mag’ was shelved at the end of the year.
The start of the 2016/17 season saw the arrival of Jim, who joined initially on a three-month loan spell to cover the absence of Kev, who was busy getting hitched and having his honeymoon in Skegness. The loan spell was then extended until the end of the season, where upon the deal was made a permanent one.
At the start of the 2017/18 season, Liquid Football struck a deal with awayday gold – apparel inspired by the Saturday afternoon, who will sponsor the podcast until May 2018.
Today, still wanted by the government, Liquid Football survives as soldiers of fortune… Big kebabs are the best, drink beer all the time!