Not The Top 20 Podcast

Not The Top 20 Podcast

Published by: Not The Top 20 Podcast
175 Episodes | First Released: May 11 '16
A podcast about the Football League from George and Ali, two keen observers. Outside of the dizzying Premier League spin-cycle, there are 72 other clubs in three professional leagues. The storylines are interesting and funny, and their results just as important for fans. We'll be uncovering it all, and treating the Football League with the podcasting coverage it deserves.
Label
Nigey B
Dec 24 '19
Rating:   10
Essential for all EFL fans

Ali and George are always thoughtful, considered, opinionated, erudite and playful. I never miss it

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
JPPRAM27
Dec 17 '19
Rating:   4
Dead dull

Bit boring, not enough time on each team/game. Can’t be experts if you have 72 teams to cover

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
David M (Southend fan)
Nov 7 '19
Rating:   10
Gold for EFL fans

Ali and George should be the first stop any fans of the EFL. Never biased and always insightful, this is a must listen for any football league enthusiast, despite the occasional bad pun...

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Big Tenz
Oct 30 '19
Rating:   10
Lovely stuff

Excellent pod from guys who are erudite, articulate and often funny without trying to be comedians. George & Ali are also extremely analytical and knowledgeable, which really makes the pod what it is. No tired old cliches here, just a really informative and entertaining listen. A* guys 👌🏼

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
nickkav
Oct 12 '19
Rating:   10
Best EFL listen

A really great podcast - full of fact and humour and keeps you bang up to date with all things EFL

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
ChrisHWhoDat
Sep 20 '19
Rating:   10
Great listen for any EFL fan

Comprehensive analysis on the entire EFL. Must listen!

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Disney Brit Gaz
Aug 29 '19
Rating:   10
Excellent content

I really enjoy this pod. It’s reignited my interest in the EFL. Every episode I hear something interesting about a team, a manager or a player and I find myself going down rabbit holes reading more about them afterwards.The betting show is great too. Not thrilled about the relationship with The Athletic, given some of the owner’s comments, but everyone’s got to make a living.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Louis Stammers
Aug 21 '19
Rating:   10
Quality

Great Pod.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Daveowl86
Aug 14 '19
Rating:   4
A bit robotic/bland

Tuned in a few times over the years, never really got into it because of the morbid tones. Not a lot of back and forth, feels like they don’t really gel? No idea, not an expert. Just heard better out there. Also, just a commentary on betting which isn’t really why I’m there.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Stu12cw
Jun 18 '19
Rating:   6
Occasional Listen

Started listening 17/18 season when Sunderland were getting relegated from the Championship. Fairly insightful comment from both, however the rhetoric from George Elek about the lads is bitter and unnecessary. Sunderland fans don’t expect to be in the Premier League, we aren’t good enough. We’re a very well supported club in League One and that’s where we deserve to be at the moment. Without anymore mediocre signings such as Grigg, hopefully we can win the league this year, although we don’t expect to do so; not without proper investment anyway. I am only one listener, genuinely thought it was a good pod but for i won’t be bothering.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Rob Langham
May 4 '19
Rating:   8
Engaging overview of the Football League

Hugely enjoyable podcast stewarded by Ali Maxwell and George Elek. It’s a balanced run through of a Football League week and the knowledge shown by the presenters is very wide ranging – I know from experience as the co-editor and founder of The Two Unfortunates website how difficult it is to keep up with 72 clubs and how easy it is to get into trouble with partisan fans on social media. George and Ali are always good humoured. Despite what some say, it’s actually nowhere near as statistical as claimed – there is heavy emphasis on just one stat – expected goals – while there the podcast concerns itself overwhelmingly with what happens on the pitch – football finance and other issues are generally left to others. There is also a betting show which appears in the feed and which I don’t always listen to but I find it to be interesting when I do. A great effort to maintain a pod for so long.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Hodor basher
Apr 2 '19
Rating:   10
Best EFL podcast

Excellent podcast, really interesting listen every week the guys really know their stuff about the glorious Skybet and the interview podcasts are usually brilliantly researched and good fun! Can get a bit statty (is that a word?) and obviously a lot of gambling talk too, so if that’s not your thing then probably not for you, fortunately that’s right up my street!

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Seagie2
Feb 28 '19
Rating:   10
The Best EFL Podcast

Easily the best podcast that covers the EFL. The presenters have a great in depth knowledge of all three divisions and their NTT20 Meets episodes are brilliant. I can’t recommend this highly enough!

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Youreds589
Feb 28 '19
Rating:   10
Best football podcast

2 lads with unrivalled knowledge on all things EFL

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
tgabbitas
Feb 12 '19
Rating:   2
1 long advert for gambling

Nice guys but the content is completely sponsor driven. Revolves entirely about the odds their sponsor offers, talk of little else.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
jamesclark!2
Feb 5 '19
Rating:   6
I really want to like this podcast, but....

.... there are problems and it might that I’m not the right demographic as I’m aged late 30’s. There is no doubt the guys pay a lot of attention to stats and a lot of this is very good. However, the weekly ‘narrative’ (because it isn’t analysis) of teams performances is based on stats and a few fans opinions on Twitter is starting to get on my nerves as someone who is a Championship club season ticket holder and avid watcher of other EFL games. I really want the podcast to improve as its promising, and for George in particular to stop using betting (not everyone gambles...!) as his go to comfort zone for justifying his opinion. It’s at times a bit convenient to do so. Stats should be there to back up their analysis for sure but not as the only indicator as to whether a team has done ‘well’ or not. What I do like is the fact they have regularly give time to all of the EFL and their preview show is good. I am being constructive and speaking to others who have tried it and binned it, their consistent feedback is that it sounds like the presenters are winging it, which I don’t believe they are, but I can see why people might think this when the narrative is often quite lazy.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Davey909090
Jan 24 '19
Rating:   10
The best podcast for fans of the 92

Simply the best. The best insight and knowledge of the football league you will find in a podcast. Also excellent impressions of Daniel Farke.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Milla3107
Dec 24 '18
Rating:   10
Getting better and better

Have loved the podcast since the start, but the added interview pods are taking it to the next level. The questions they are asking are different to what you get from most and bring out the best in the interviewee. Refreshing, unique and insightful. Keep up the good work.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Earnie goes round the keeper
Dec 7 '18
Rating:   10
A genuine weekly highlight

Can't recommend this podcast highly enough. The Football League deserves the best quality coverage and these guys certainly provide it.Informative, innovative in terms of their grasp of modern statistical trends etc and passionate yet objective, they cover all three divisions superbly.Required listening for anyone who follows a Football League club and particularly helpful for those based outside the UK looking to keep fully up to date with what's happening across the divisions.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
Label
Gledwin
Dec 4 '18
Rating:   10
Great podcast

Very good insight into championship football, would prefer a little more depth of analysis on leagues one and two but this is a small gripe.Makes a nice change from people repeating the same old cliche’s about the premiere league.

Reviewed on Apple Podcasts
0:00 / 0:00