This is Béla Guttmann's Curse, a football podcast by supporters and for supporters. We like to consider ourselves as 'beggars of good football' as Eduardo Galeano suggests in "Soccer in Sun and Shadow". Not only will we be bringing you updates on how the leagues across the world are going, but we also will be sharing things about the beautiful game that interest us, such as histories of clubs, politics and football, transfer rumours, and everything in between.
Welcome to this week's edition of Bela Guttmann's Curse! This week we dive right back into Europe, cover some MLS playoff action, and Julian gives a special presentation on who he refers to as the "Rodney Dangerfield of Football". Please enjoy and share with your friends!
Welcome to a late episode of Bela Guttmann's Curse. This week we deep dive the racism that came up in the Bulgaria - England match, Canada beating the US, and preview some of the upcoming matches across our favourite leagues. We wrap this episode with a piece on a player that polarizes opinions around the world. Enjoy!…
We're back with your weekly dose of Bela Guttmann's Curse. We discuss the goings on at City and Guardiola's defending of Silva, the valiant efforts of Sheffield United, and the crisis at Milan, amongst other emerging issues across Europe. The Champions League also returned this week, so we jump into that as well. Lastly, we talk about our favourite…
Welcome to this week's edition of the Curse! This week Julian and Steve dive into the fight against racism and what players are doing, and a discussion on Common Goal. From there, it's the weekly league roundups, and a new segment on a cult hero, Le God. We hope you enjoy!
Hi Everyone! Welcome to another edition of Bela Guttmann's Curse. Julian and Steve are back from lengthy injury layoffs (more injuries that Jack Wilshere) and are ready to get moving and bringing new Bela Guttmann's Curse to you every week. This week, Julian and Steve dive into the issues of racism in Italy, the impending financial crashes in the E…
Welcome back to a new and improved Bela Guttmann's Curse! We break down the crazy amount of international football being played, our thoughts on the previous season, and everyone's favourite topic: VAR. Take a listen, let us know what you think.
Welcome to one of our history shows here at Bela Guttmanns Curse. We've got a long awaited episode for you here today. Julian and Steve are joined by Frank as they discuss what many argue as one of the greatest matches in World Cup history.
Welcome to another review show with Julian and Steve. We jump right in, discussing Benfica moving to the top of the table in Portugal, the rejuvenation of Balotelli in France, multiple Clasico's in Spain, the return of MLS (and a surprising result from TFC) and of course, our review in England. Enjoy!…
Steve and Julian welcome Brigid back (finally) to discuss possibly the best show of the series on women football fans. They also jump around Europe, check out exciting leadership updates in Argentina, the return of the CONCACAF Champion's League, and more.
Welcome to a special edition of Bela Guttmann's Curse! In this episode, Julian and Steve discuss the oldest derby outside of the UK, and one that is not discussed often. Penarol and Nacional of Montevideo, Uruguay. Please enjoy!
Join Steve and Julian in this introduction to Asian football podcast, where Julian speaks about the rich history of Asian football, including the Asian Cup, success of international teams, and the AFC Champions League.
Julian and Steve bring you the goings-on of the week, as well as a preview of the upcoming Champions League matches. We also discuss in-depth the Man City - Chelsea match, which was a beatdown for the ages.
This week Julian and Steve dive into the leagues around Europe, discuss the sale of Giovinco from TFC, amongst other goings on.
Guest hosts Brigid and Caitlin tackle the topic like Godin, Ramos, and Pique, all put together. Select bibliography: Cecamore, Sara, Kristina Fraesdorf, Rochak Langer, and Áine Power. ‘Sports Fandom: “What do Women Want?”: A Multi-Sport Analysis of Female Fans’. Neuchâtel, Switzerland: International Centre for Sports Studies, 2011. (https://bit.ly/…
Welcome to the first episode of 2019! Julian and Steve do their best to catch everyone up on the goings-on of the leagues around Europe, and really get into the soap opera that is Manchester United.
In this episode, Steve dives into the Argentine history of Anti-Football, while also examining direct football as another offshoot of this idea that anything not Total Football is Anti-Football. Please enjoy!
Join Steve and Julian as they review the happenings around Europe's big leagues and a discussion after the group draw for the Women's World Cup next summer in France!
Welcome to the newest edition in our history series, where Julian presents the history of thought behind Total Football, and points out some very interesting historical points that are not always presented.
Welcome Back! In this episode, Julian and Steve discuss the results from Europe (with a nod to Arsenal), the MLS Cup Final, the farce that has become the Copa Libertadores, and the Champions League.
Episode 9 sees Julian and Steve review the last few weeks going on across Europe, the MLS Playoffs, the Copa Libertadores, and the UEFA Nations League.
Welcome to the 2nd Episode of The Cult of the Manager. This week Steve and Julian discuss Helenio Herrera, who some consider to be the founder of Catenaccio. Hope you enjoy!
In this episode, Steve and Julian go over a few of the matches from the International Break, discuss the CONCACAF Women's Championship, and then dive into the matches from the weekend.
The Cult of the Manager certainly has grown over the past few years (Mourinho as the Special One being the greatest example). But where did this come from? Our new midweek podcast will attempt to dive into the roots of this, and where better than to start with a review of our namesake, Bela Guttmann. Julian goes into his playing history, coaching h…
In this latest episode, Steve and Julian break down the last two months of the major European leagues, the Champions League, as well as the MLS, Copa Libertadores, and the Copa Sudamericana.
Welcome to a very late edition of the World Cup Review show of Bela Guttmann's Curse! Julian and Steve offer their reviews of the tournament, while some of our listeners also provide their insights. To finish, we look at the goings on in the world of league football, as well as the first week of Premier League matches.…
Episode 3 of Béla Guttmann's Curse had Julian, Steve, Brigid, and special guest Michael discuss the matches from the round of 16 and move into their predictions for what could happen during the quarter-finals, because, as we have seen this tournament, anything is possible.
Welcome to the 2nd episode of Béla Guttmann's Curse. Your hosts Steve and Julian are joined by special guest Brigid to go over the highlights (and the lowlights) of the group stage, as well as offer some insight into the knockout rounds.
Welcome to the first episode of Béla Guttmann's Curse. On this episode your hosts Steve and Julian give a quick history of soccer in Russia, and move into a breakdown of the upcoming World Cup.