Stak’s hit sports podcast The Football Ramble has launched a new limited-edition merch line in partnership with menswear brand Percival.
The clothing line, which dropped on 18 March, includes five T-shirts with logo designs that reference inside jokes and slogans from The Football Ramble as well as the official podcast logo, and embroidered boot socks.
“Percival and The Football Ramble, both united by their passion for football and an inability to take themselves too seriously,” said Percival on its website. “Percival make tees, fine quality garments and we play footy. The Football Ramble provides Premier League reviews, the biggest football stories from Europe and definitive guides to the fundamentals of The Game.”
Percival previously partnered with a number of award-winning podcasts including comedy podcast Off Menu with Ed Gamble and James Acaster, as well as true-crime podcast Redhanded, to launch exclusive limited-edition merch lines.
The Football Ramble is one of the longest-running sports podcasts in the UK having launched in 2007, and won the silver award for Best Sports Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in 2021. The podcast is created by independent podcast company Stak, which is behind other popular podcasts such as Wrestle Me and women’s football podcast Upfront.
In addition to the partnership with Percival, The Football Ramble has its own Patreon. Fans can subscribe for £5 a month to gain access to ad-free episodes, a Discord chat room and bonus episodes on Sundays; or for £9.50 to gain access to full videos on Mondays, early access to merch and live events and quarterly fan meet-ups with the hosts.
Despite the overall positive response to the launch of the new merch on socials, there was some criticism over the prices of the clothing, which ranges from £12 for the socks to £45 for each of the T-shirts.
“Love a bit of Ramble Merch, still have my St Pauli sausage Train T from ages back, but lads, €60 for a T shirt?,” one user tweeted.