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Football Travel by Outside Write

Travel the world of football with us. We discuss the best football travel experiences and destinations, plus football history and culture with writers and bloggers. Supported by football travel, history and culture blog, OutsideWrite.co.uk
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Apr 6, 2020

Our guest is Mark Godfrey, founder of the Football Pink, whose new podcast series, Vincerà, chronicles the stories from Italia '90 to mark the 30th anniversary of this iconic World Cup finals.

Mar 30, 2020

Our guest is Denys Nachornyy, who lives in the wonderful historic city of Krakow, Poland. 

We look at the long-running rivalry between the city's main two clubs, Cracovia and Wisła Krakow, as well as some of the smaller clubs around the city that are work a visit.

Mar 23, 2020

Filipe d'Avillez has written a book on his travels following every round of the Portuguese Cup up to the iconic cup final day at the historic Estadio do Jamor in Lisbon.

We catch up with him to hear some incredible stories of his travels exploring Portuguese football culture.

Mar 16, 2020

We welcome Gary Thacker onto the podcast to discuss England's record in World Cups.

Why did the FA ignore pre-WWII editions? Would England have won them?

1966 etc.

What went wrong in the 1970s?

Italia '90

21st century tournaments

Mar 9, 2020

We welcome Paul Brown back onto the podcast to talk us through the experience of football prisoners of war during World War I. 

How did they arrange games? What did they do next? How did their experience shape the rest of their careers? Tune in to find out!

Mar 2, 2020

This is our 100th episode! Our guest is Philip O'Rourke who runs a blog called Forgotten Clubs.

We look back at some of the football clubs lost to history - and some of those resurrected - and look at why there's something of a trend to reform folded clubs.

Feb 24, 2020

We talk to football writer Aidan Williams on the impact and legacy of the Benito Mussolini dictatorship (1922-43) on Italian football. 

We look at how the sport was used to unite the country, and drove the creation of clubs that still compete for titles today. We also look at how the sport was used for propaganda. 

Feb 17, 2020

Our guest is Thessaloniki local, Thomas Farines, who gives us the lowdown on groundhopping around Greece. We discuss the big Athens clubs, their regional rivals and even a few from the islands.

Feb 10, 2020

We talk to Greg Lansdowne, author of 'Stuck on You: The Rise and Fall...and Rise of Panini'. 

We talk about the history of the company, its highs and lows, why collectables appeal and the power of nostalgia in football.

Feb 3, 2020

We're joined by Vintage Football City Tours, a group of enthusiasts who run tours around Lisbon's historic grounds. We discuss Benfica and Sporting, but major on the smaller clubs. Just what is going on at Belenenses? Who are Casa Pia and Operario? 

Find out in this podcast!

Jan 27, 2020

Nick Green is a teacher based in Kobe, Japan. He's completed the Japanese equivalent of the '92 club' in England - bagging all Japan's 72 league grounds.

He describes his travels with us and imparts his incredible groundhopping stories.

Jan 20, 2020

Our guest is Richard Mills, whose book 'The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia' charts the often explosive history of football in the Balkans.

How did this small corner of the world produce so much talent?

Did the Maksimir Riot really kick off the Civil War or is it just symbolic to football people? 

...and more...

 

Jan 13, 2020

Our guest is archivist Petra Tabarelli, who researches and blogs about the history and evolution of football rules. Join us as we discuss everything from how the origin FA laws of the game were established right up to everyone's favourite subject...VAR.

Jan 6, 2020

We talk to Mark Wilson, who re-established the Wanderers Football Club, the first ever FA Cup winners.

Dec 30, 2019

We catch up with football writer Onur Bilgic to discuss football in the former Eastern Bloc, those countries under Soviet influence from 1945-91.

Why were Eastern European teams more successful in the European Cup-Winners' Cup than the European Cup (now Champions League)? Why did former Eastern Bloc national teams excel after the Iron Curtain came down?

Apologies for the sound quality, stick with it - the content is fascinating.

Dec 23, 2019

We're joined by Anthony Barbagallo who writes about Sicilian Football.

We discuss Palermo's comeback, Catania Calcio, what's going right at Trapani, plus a whole host of excellent groundhopping experiences in Sicily.

Dec 16, 2019

Our guest is Michael Barrett, whose graphic novel explores the story of Preston North End's unbeaten run to the league and cup double in 1888-89 season. Only Arsenal in 2003-4 went unbeaten in a league season since then.

Dec 9, 2019

Our guest is Vienna-based Richard Turkowitsch, who takes us through the clubs of Austria. We discuss the Vienna derby, the rise of Red Bull Salzburg and a whole lot more besides.

Dec 2, 2019

We catch up with Dan Barker, whose online magazine 'A Whole New Ballgame' looks back at the pivotal decade when everything changed - the 1990s.

We reflect on how TV and culture, plus a changing geopolitical world shook football and morphed it into what it is today.

We look at the good and the bad things that means for the game today.

Nov 25, 2019

Our guest is Alan McDougall, author of The People's Game, a fascinating read on football in the former East Germany - GDR - which existed from 1949 until the reunification of Germany in 1990.

Nov 18, 2019

We get the lowdown on groundhopping in Hungary with Budapest-based journalist, Gergely Marosi. We look at the famous clubs from the capital - MTK, Ferencváros, Honved, Vasas and Újpest - plus look at some of the regional clubs who have been upsetting the balance of power in recent years.

Nov 11, 2019

Our guest is Matt Walker, author of Europe United, a chronicle of his travels to matches in each of the 55 UEFA member countries. We hear his weirdest experiences, best stadiums and most extreme situations.

This is groundhopping cranked up to 11...

Nov 4, 2019

We talk to Paul Musco, who runs groundhopping tours for football fans visiting Berlin. 

It's one of our favourite cities, so have a listen as we enthuse about Hertha BSC, 1 FC Union, BFC Dynamo and a host of smaller clubs.

 

Oct 28, 2019

Matthew Caldwell runs the brilliant Instagram feed, 1_Shilling, which celebrates the wonder of football matchday programme design.

He joins us to discuss the history of the matchday programme, some of the most iconic designs, and the uncertain future of the programme.

Oct 21, 2019

We talk to Ashley Hyne, biographer of Jimmy Hogan, one of the prominent pioneering coaches. Was Hogan really the inventor of 'total football' and the inspiration behind the 'Mighty Magyars'?

 

 

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