The world's oldest Association rules football tournament, the FA Cup, turns 150 in season 2021-22. My guest is Phil Annets, whose new book 'FA Cup 150' lists key events from the tournament's history.
I discuss the past, present and future of Europe's most-attended football club, Borussia Dortmund, with Benjamin McFadyean, who also runs the London supporters' group for BVB.
My guest is Stu Carrington, whose book 'Blowing the Whistle' covers the psychology of football refereeing. We discuss the data behind the influence of the crowd, of managers' mind games, and VAR...
My guest is football writer Nige Tassell, whose latest book 'The Hard Yards' looks at a unique season in the Championship. It's England's second tier and the fifth most-attended league in the world.
My guest is Steven Scragg, whose new book builds on his previous two about European football's leading club competitions of recent decades. This time, we're discussing the European Cup. Its origins, its evolution, its key figures and stories.
My guest is Richard McBrearty from the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park. We're discussing his research into early Glasgow football, the key role of Queen's Park FC in the growth of the game, and how Irish community clubs emerged
The Away Leg is a new book containing 11 stories from top football journalists collated by Steve Menary and James Montague. We discuss Iran v USA at France '98, Iceland at Euro 2016, the time Arsenal's women's team became champions of Europe, and much more...
I welcome Tim Hartley back onto the podcast to discuss his new book, 'The World At Your Feet', in which he searches for the soul of football. In the second half, we get Tim's tips for groundhopping in his native Wales.
My guest is Matt Spiro, whose book looks at French football in the 20 years between the country's two World Cup triumphs in 1998 and 2018. It was quite some ride in that time!
Anthony Russell runs the Instagram account @DDRProgrammes, where he shows off his fascinating collection of match day programmes from former East Germany
Peter Miles has been to thousands of grounds worldwide and has a new book out dedicated entirely to the photography of floodlights. Peter discusses the world's most photographic football stadiums here - plus how to catch that perfect #floodlightfriday...
I am joined by Danny Lewis, author of new book on West Ham's last match at its beloved Upton Park/Boleyn Ground stadium. We discuss the club's move to the London Stadium.
Paul Hatt from the website FootballBookReviews.com joins me to discuss the best football writing. How influential was Fever Pitch in making football writing more respectable? Which are the 'must-haves' for your shelf? We look at history, auto/biography and political football books.
My guest is James Dixon, whose new book 'The Fix' looks at the formation of the Champions League. This is timely, given the recent collapse of the proposed European Super League at the time of recording.
George Tsitsonis has written a book about Greece's epic 2004 Euro win. How did it come about and is the team given the respect it deserves?
My guest is Gary Thacker, author of a book about the long and often tumultuous history of Dutch football.
David Hartrick is the author of a new book on Bobby Robson's time as England manager (1982-90). It's a tumultuous decade for English football that ends with something of a silver lining.
I've got a book out! It's a country-by-country guide to how football started in each major footballing country from the very first kick up to the first FIFA World Cup in 1930. Here's an overview...
I'm joined by Liam Bambridge who, like me, was a keen groundhopper in Spain in the 1990s and still returns there today. We do a compare and contrast, majoring on Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, as well as some clubs that were great in the 1990s but have sunk down the leagues.
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