I'm joined by Jon Spurling, author of 'Get It On', a new book about football in the 1970s. We look at a pivotal and controversial decade in English football.
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.
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...
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.
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.
We chat to fans of both the big two Canarian football clubs, CD Tenerife and UD Las Palmas, to get the lowdown on groundhopping on the Canary Islands.
We major on the big two, but also look at a number of other clubs from the islands.