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I am joined by Sivan John, who blogs and podcasts about Malaysian football. We discuss the major clubs, ultra culture and the popularity of Malaysian-owned clubs.
We get a whistle-stop groundhopping guide to Swiss football from Craig King, who writes about the Swiss game. We look at the top clubs, some smaller club groundhopping experiences, the national side and the role of Roy Hodgson in the Swiss revival, plus a bit of history, too.
Andrew Lawn is the author of a new book on the history and evolution of football songs and chants. He joins me on the podcast to discuss his findings and what football songs tell us about wider society and culture.
I am joined by Adam Brandon, who lives in Santiago de Chile and has more than a decade's experience examining Chile's football scene. We discuss the groundhopping scene, football under Pinochet, and the recent national team success.
Antony Sutton blogs about Indonesian football. You may know him as @JakartaCasual on Twitter and Instagram. We discuss the country's incredible fan culture
Mark Waldon is the author of a new book on the football club and fan culture of London. We discuss the great traditional grounds, like Fulham's Craven Cottage, right up to the three brand new grounds at Spurs, Brentford and AFC Wimbledon. We look at the big rivalries, too - Arsenal v Spurs, West Ham v Millwall, and Chelsea v Spurs…
My guest is Chris Hylland, who has a book out called 'Tears at the Bombonera', which covers his groundhopping adventures in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Brazil.
My guest is Ralph Hannah, who runs a podcast called Guaraní Vision, which covers football in the South American country of Paraguay. He tells us about the footballing culture and groundhopping experience in the country.
We explore the groundhopping route less-traveled with author Tim Hartley. He's been to North Korea, West Africa, Lebanon and a host of other places and share his experience with us.
My guests are Rob MacDonald and Adam Bushby from Halcyon Publishing, who have a really interesting book out on football's nearly teams. Those who should maybe have won something then fell agonisingly short - think Netherlands in 1974 or Newcastle United in 1996...
I'm joined by Dr Pete Watson, an expert on Latin American politics and football, to discuss the role of football in the politics of South American dictatorships between 1950s-1980s.
UK listeners of a certain age will remember the Football Italia show on Channel 4 in the 1990s and early 2000s. Jonathan Grade started out as a runner on the show from its inception and gradually rose through the ranks. He has now written a book about his decade with the show.
My guest is Kevin Simpson, author of 'Soccer Under the Swastika', which examines the experience of football in Nazi-occupied areas during World War II.
My guest is Llew Walker, who's written a new biography of Andrew Watson, the world's first black international footballer. Watson played for Queen's Park, captained Scotland, and also turned out for Corinthian FC.
Karan Tejwani is the author of a new book chronicling the progress of RB Leipzig. We also look at the Red Bull company's other football franchises around the world.
Stephen Hurrell blogs about the tabletop football game, Subbuteo. We discuss the past, present and future of the game. How did this family business with figures painted by housewives at home grow into a global business?
I am joined by Michael Wagg, who's written a book tracing the fortunes of the 14 clubs that made up the final East German DDR Oberliga in the early 1990s.
I'm joined by Belinda Scarlett from the National Football Museum in Manchester. The museum is gearing up for a big exhibition on the women's game next year. In this podcast, we major on the Dick, Kerr Ladies, who were drawing 50,000+ crowds in the early 1920s before the FA banned women's football from FA-affiliated grounds.…
My guest is Natxo Parra, co-author of 'St. Pauli: Another Football is Possible'. We look back at how Hamburg's FC St. Pauli became known as a 'cult club'. When did the fan activism start and how does this ethos survive in a commercial era?
We're joined by Bob Holmes, author of 'Shanks, Yanks and Jürgen' to discuss the life of Bill Shankly, one of the greatest managers of all time. Bob chart his life from a small mining town in Ayrshire to the creator of the modern Liverpool FC.
We're joined by Dr. Kevin Moore, the former CEO of the National Football Museum. His book 'What You Think You Know About Football is Wrong' seeks to debunk some popularly-held myths, and we talk through some of them here. We also discuss his former role at the National Football Museum and some of its more popular artifacts.…
Journalist and author Jon Driscoll joins us on the podcast to discuss his new book on fifty footballers that changed the game. We discuss some familiar names, and some not-so-familiar names from the 1870s to the modern day.
Our guest is Michael Cole, an Early Stage Researcher on the FATIGUE Project, based at the University of Tartu, Estonia and a Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right. His research interests include the relationship between football and far-right politics in Central and Eastern Europe, and the use of football as a politica…
We speak to Croatian journalist Juraj Vrdoljak about the historical significance of Hajduk Split. Did you know the club was a big part of anti-Nazi resistance in World War II and helped introduce ultrà culture into Europe?
Just what is CONIFA and what are its aims? We talk to James Hendicott, whose new book chronicles the organisation's journey.
We welcome Rich Hall, founder of Italian football site The Gentleman Ultra, back onto the site to discuss the past, present and future of the team he supports, Internazionale di Milano (Inter Milan).
We look back at Trinidad & Tobago's incredible journey to qualify for the 2006 World Cup in Germany with Gene De Gourville, who's written a book on the subject.
We're joined by Devon Rowcliffe, whose new book 'Who Ate All the Squid' looks at South Korea's football story.
We're joined again by Matt McGinn whose new book looks at the emergence of Icelandic football in recent years.
Our guest is Connor Parry, who visited the Hamburg Derby - Hamburger SV versus FC Sankt Pauli - in early 2020. It's a fiery encounter in the 2.Bundesliga, the second tier of German football. We look at the matchday experience and discuss the histories of both clubs.
We're joined by Jamie Ralph who runs an English-language fan feed and blog focussed on Newell's Old Boys from Rosario, Argentina. We discuss the club's intense rivalry with cross-city rivals, Rosario Central.
Bill Hern and David Gleave are the authors of a new book 'Football's Black Pioneers' exploring the first black players to represent all the 92 football clubs in the English football league. Bill and David have some fascinating stories to recount after speaking to a number of former players and pioneers' family.…
We have a double-header as two of the contributors to a new book on Spanish and Portuguese football - 'Iberia Chronicles' - join us on the podcast. Nathan Motz discusses Portugal's golden generation and Kristofer McCormack tells us the history of the Copa del Rey
We welcome Steven Scragg back onto the podcast to discuss his new book on the UEFA Cup (now Europa League). How did this Inter-City Fairs Cup morph into a much-loved, two-legged final tournament that saw Ipswich Town, Dundee United and IFK Gothenburg get to finals?
Our guest is Stuart Horsfield, whose new book 'Brazil 82: A Glorious Failure' focuses on the great Brazil side that many believe should have won the 1982 World Cup in Spain.
We welcome Alan McDougall back onto the podcast to discuss his new book, which looks at the socio-political history of football. He examines the role of migration, race, gender, and much more.
Jordan Florit is the author of a new book 'Red Wine and Arepas' about the rise and rise of football in Venezuela. He has some fascinating stories to tell from this troubled country with a strong, new footballing ethos in both the men's and women's game.
Our guest is Craig McCracken, who runs the football history and nostalgia site, Beyond the Last Man. Craig gives us a fascinating insight into the fractious history of Romanian football.
We talk to Tobias Jones about his research into Italian ultras. It's an incredibly insightful interview about group psychology, belonging, the potential for criminality and even ultras doing good work in the community, too.
Our guest is Chris Pidgeon, who has groundhopped across Spain. We look at Spain's complex football league structure and discuss some of the best football travel experiences outside of La Liga.
We talk to historian Peter Alegi about Africa's football journey. It's a story of colonialism, national awakening, emigration, controversy, politics and much more. We look also explore the future of the women's game.
We're joined by Robert O'Connor, whose new book is a chronicle of football's role in former Soviet Republics and other countries of the Eastern Bloc.
Our guest is Vadim Furmanov, originally from Kyiv in Ukraine. He writes regularly for Futbolgrad and other sites on Ukrainian football. Here, he tells us about the current state of the game and how the conflict with Russia has impacted domestic clubs.
We chat to Josh Chapman, AKA The Kitsman on Twitter, about the art of the football shirt and his tips for collecting them. Learn about our favourite shirts from around the world.
We're joined by Dan Williamson, who has a book out in Sept 2020 on the history of Boca Juniors. We discuss the club's origins, the evolution of its rivalry with River Plate, and some of its greatest players.
The world's oldest international rivalry outside of the UK and Ireland is 7,000 miles (11,000 km) away down in the River Plate - Argentina v Uruguay. We invited Argentinian football historian, Esteban Bekerman, onto the podcast to discuss the rivalry between Argentina and Uruguay, and its legacy in promoting football across South America.…
Our guest is Buenos Aires-based journalist, Santiago Bauzá. Santi gives us the local's guide to the best groundhopping experiences, rivalries and fan cultures in the Argentine capital. Starting with the Boca-River 'Superclásico', we also look at the best matchday experiences at Independiente, Racing Club, San Lorenzo, Huracán, Estudiantes de la Pla…
We talk to Zach Bigalke, who's researched the 'Oriundi' - players of Italian descent born outside Italy who have played for the Italian national side, the Azzurri. Who are they? Why do they matter? What do Italian-born players and fans think about them? We discuss all this and more in this fascinating interview.…
We've got a double-header for you today - two shorter interviews combined. 1) We look at Parma's golden decade (1992-2002) with Parma-based football writer, Conor Clancy. 2) We uncover the tragic story of Brazilian side Chapecoense with Steven Bell, who's written a book about it.
Did you watch 'The English Game' on Netflix? In the series, a team called 'Blackburn' upset the English upper classes by winning the FA Cup. The story is based on real events, albeit with a lot of creative licence. Hear the real story of Blackburn Olympic, the 1883 FA Cup winners that wrested the FA Cup away from the south and the upper class clubs…