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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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May 4, 2024

My guest is Roberto Pennino, whose book 'Immortal Torino' covers the story of 'Il Grande Torino' - the Great Torino FC side that dominated Italian football in the 1940s. Tragically, the team and coaching staff all died as their plane descended into Turin on the way home from a friendly match in Lisbon against Benfica, crashing into the Basilica di Superga. 

Dec 17, 2023

My guest is Harry Robinson, author of 'The Men Who Made Manchester United: The Untold Story'. We're looking at the foundation of the club in a railway yard in Newton Heath through to the handover to Matt Busby in 1945. The club came very close to collapse on several occasions. It's a fascinating listen, even if you don't support Manchester United.

Nov 5, 2023

My guest is Dr Michael Connolly from the University of Stirling in Scotland. His book, Walfrid: A Life of Faith, Community and Football, is a biography of the Celtic FC founder, Brother Walfrid.

Oct 9, 2023

My guest is Dr Mark Orton, whose new book 'El Más Grande' (The Greatest) charts the rich history of Argentinean club, River Plate 

Nov 28, 2022

I am joined by Bess Dawson and Alan McDougall, who are two of a group of contributors on a new book that explores the role of football in German society.

Nov 21, 2022

England v Hungary in November 1953 was billed as the 'Match of the Century' - why is this match so significant in both England and Hungary? Matt Clough has written a book about the match and joins me to discuss.

Nov 14, 2022

I am joined by Alex Pratchett, one half of No Score Draws, famous for their fantastic characatures of footballer, coaches, and others. What makes a great 'drawable' footballer and what has the feedback been?

Nov 7, 2022

Graeme Brown joins me to discuss the 150th anniversary of the world's first official international Association football match - Scotland v England, 30 November 1872, at the West of Scotland Cricket Club. What was the role of Queen's Park in setting the template for how we watch football today?

 

 

Oct 31, 2022

I welcome back Dr Pete Watson to discuss his new book on the role that football has played in Colombian society.

Oct 24, 2022

Martin da Cruz joins me to discuss his new book on how football got started in Uruguay. How did such a tiny country like Uruguay come to dominate world football in the 1920s?

Oct 17, 2022

I am joined by Rhys Richards, whose debut book explores the stories behind the controversial 1978 World Cup in Argentina. 

Oct 3, 2022

My new book 'The Defiant: A History of Football Against Fascism' is out on 10 Oct. In this launch episode, I am interviewed by journalist James Hendicott about the book. We discuss the legacy of Mussolini, football against the dictatorships of Franco and Salazar, resistance fighters in World War II, modern progressive movements and much more...

Jul 18, 2022

I welcome Aidan Williams back onto the show to discuss his new book on the greatest sides never to have won the World Cup. We've covered Brazil '82 and the Dutch sides of the '70s before, so we major on Hungary '54, Italy '90 and some lesser-discussed sides.

Jul 4, 2022

I welcome Daniel Williamson back onto the podcast to discuss his second book on the Intercontinental Cup, which pitted the club champions of Europe and South America against each other from the 1960s until the early 2000s. This tournament was never far from controversy...

Jun 27, 2022

My guest is Michael Cox, author of The Mixer and Zonal Marking, and journalist with The Athletic. We're discussing the recent history of football tactics and also modern football journalism.

Jun 20, 2022

My guest is Dominic Bliss, whose biography of the legendary Hungarian coach Ernö Egri Erbstein led not only to the refounding of an historic Budapest football club, but also a new tournament in his name.

The second edition will be held in South-West London over the weekend of 23-24 July and features Corinthian-Casuals, Budapesti Atletikai Klub, the world's oldest club Sheffield FC, and Fall River Marksmen of the USA.

It's going to be fascinating...

Jun 13, 2022

My guest is Steven Scragg - for a record fourth appearance - discussing his new book on the Mexico '86 World Cup

Jun 6, 2022

Author Andrew Downie tells us all about Brazilian football, from its origins to the present day. We particularly discuss Mexico 1970 and Socrates, which have been the topics of Downies' books.

Mar 21, 2022
What happened to English football at home during the First World War? Dr Alex Jackson from the National Football Museum in Manchester is my guest. He has a new book out on this topic - class, gender, politics - they all feature...
Jan 31, 2022

My guest is writer and podcaster Paul Whittle, whose new book looks at the last decades of the Football League before the shake-up that led to the formation of the Premier League in 1992.

Jan 24, 2022
My guest is journalist Kat Lucas, whose new book explores the chequered history of Tottenham Hotpur.
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.

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