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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, football history and culture with writers and bloggers. Supported by football travel and culture blog, OutsideWrite.co.uk
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Oct 14, 2019

Our guest is writer John Nicholson, whose new book Can We Have Our Football Back? looks at how we could improve the modern game. Is free-to-air TV just one way to give the game 'back' to the people?

Oct 7, 2019

Our guest is Chris Clements, the man behind EspañaEstadios.com - Stadiums of Spain.

We look at some of the classic big grounds - Bernabéu, Camp Nou, Mestalla, and the Seville grounds, plus some of the new grounds - the New San Mames and Wanda Metropolitano. We also discuss our favourite smaller grounds and ask why Spanish grounds aren't as stylish as, say, Italian grounds.

Sep 30, 2019

Our guest is Lee Colvin, who's written a book chronicling his travels around the world in pursuit of the football's biggest rivalries. We discuss Boca-River, Madrid-Barça, Ajax-Feyenoord, Red Star-Partizan, Rangers-Celtic, and many more.

Sep 23, 2019

We chat to Martin Westby, author of 'England's Oldest Football Clubs' into the roots of the game and its pioneer clubs. Is Sheffield the cradle of the global game? What role did Nottingham and the Lancashire clubs play in the game's development and learn how the Football Association very nearly folded a few years after its foundation.

Sep 16, 2019

Nicholas Blincoe is author of 'More Noble Than War', a book about football in Israel and Palestine. He joins us to discuss his fascinating stories from his travels in the region and the history of football.

Sep 9, 2019

Our guest is Ryan Hubbard, author of 'From Partition to Solidarity', a book about the first 100 years of Polish football.

 

Sep 2, 2019

We talk to Steven Scragg, author of 'A Tournament Lost in Time', which looks at the European Cup-Winners' Cup.

Aug 26, 2019

We talk to Ben Roberts, author of "Bottled: English Football's Boozy Story" about the close relationship between alcohol and football, and what is being done to support players in need of help.

Aug 19, 2019

We talk to football writer Jonathan Wilson about his new book, 'The Names Heard Long Ago', which chronicles Hungarian football's golden age. 

We discuss the vibrant pre-WWII domestic scene, the amazing coaches it produced and their global legacy, and the culmination in the 1950s of one of the greatest teams of all time.

Aug 12, 2019

Our guest is Stefan Legge from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, who discusses his extensive research into the relationship between money and success in modern football.

There are some winners that might surprise you...

Aug 5, 2019

Glasgow is one of the most important cities in football history, and we chat to local groundhopper Chris Marshall about the Old Firm (Celtic and Rangers) and other clubs in Scotland's biggest city that are worth a visit.

Jul 29, 2019

Our guest is Mieszko Rajkiewicz, who presented on politics in football in Poland in the recent Football History Conference in Manchester. 

We caught up with him to discuss the close relationship historically between politics and football in Poland.

Jul 22, 2019

Our guest is James Brown, grandson of the US team's 1930 World Cup semi-finalist goalscorer. He has been researching the US team's experience in that amazing cup run and tracing descendants of the team.

Jul 15, 2019

We welcome Colin Millar back onto the podcast to discuss his new book, 'The Frying Pan of Spain', which looks at the fierce Seville derby between Sevilla FC and Real Betis Balompie.

Jul 8, 2019

We talk to football writer Onur Bilgic about the Yugoslavia team of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Thrown out of Euro '92 in favour of eventual winners Denmark due to the civil war in the Balkans, this team had the potential to dominate mid-90s football both on a European and global stage.

Jul 1, 2019

We talk to football writer and podcaster, Chloe Beresford, about one of Italy's most famous clubs, Fiorentina.

Jun 24, 2019

We talk to Leonard Jägerskiöld Nilsson, author of 'World Football Club Crests', for a fascinating look at the history of football club crests and the future of design in the age of global branding.

 

Jun 17, 2019

We talk to John McManus, author of 'Welcome to Hell? In Search of the Real Turkish Football' for his tips on groundhopping in Turkey. There's much more to Turkey than just Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahçe...

Jun 9, 2019

We talk to Swedish football journalist, David Berg, to get his tips for groundhopping in Sweden. We look at the clubs in the main cities of Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg, as well as some smaller provincial clubs.

Jun 3, 2019

We look at the long history of football in India and explore groundhopping tips in the current Indian league set-up with football writer Somnath Sengupta. 

May 27, 2019

Italian ultrà groups - hardcore fans - are notorious but they often form bonds with fans of other clubs. This process is called 'gemellaggio' - or 'twinning'. We talk to Tom Griffiths from the Calcio England blog to discuss the topic.

May 20, 2019

Ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup, we talk to Professor Jean Williams from the University of Wolverhampton about the history of the women's game.

May 12, 2019

The dictatorship of General Francisco Franco ruled Spain from 1939-75. It was a brutal regime that coincided with Spain's emergence as a footballing powerhouse.

We talk to Alejandro Quiroga from the University of Newcastle to learn about football as a propaganda tool and also the domestic political dynamic around football during this period.

May 5, 2019

We talk to Sofia-based football journalist Metodi Shumanov to get the lowdown on Bulgarian groundhopping, history and football culture. Thanks to Tony from the History Bhoys Abroad podcast for fielding the questions.

Apr 28, 2019

We talk to Tarragona-based podcaster Tony from the History Bhoys Abroad podcast to explore the clubs of north-east Spain. Starting with La Liga clubs FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol and Girona, as well as some other smaller teams to check out.

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