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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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Oct 4, 2021

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

Sep 6, 2021

Anthony Russell runs the Instagram account @DDRProgrammes, where he shows off his fascinating collection of match day programmes from former East Germany

Apr 19, 2021

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...

Jan 4, 2021

My guest is Llew Walker, who's written a new biography of Andrew Watson, the world's first black international footballer. Watson played for Queen's Park, captained Scotland, and also turned out for Corinthian FC.

Dec 21, 2020

Stephen Hurrell blogs about the tabletop football game, Subbuteo. We discuss the past, present and future of the game. How did this family business with figures painted by housewives at home grow into a global business?

Aug 31, 2020

Bill Hern and David Gleave are the authors of a new book 'Football's Black Pioneers' exploring the first black players to represent all the 92 football clubs in the English football league. 

Bill and David have some fascinating stories to recount after speaking to a number of former players and pioneers' family.

May 25, 2020

The world's oldest international rivalry outside of the UK and Ireland is 7,000 miles (11,000 km) away down in the River Plate - Argentina v Uruguay.

We invited Argentinian football historian, Esteban Bekerman, onto the podcast to discuss the rivalry between Argentina and Uruguay, and its legacy in promoting football across South America.

Apr 27, 2020

Did you watch 'The English Game' on Netflix? In the series, a team called 'Blackburn' upset the English upper classes by winning the FA Cup. The story is based on real events, albeit with a lot of creative licence.

Hear the real story of Blackburn Olympic, the 1883 FA Cup winners that wrested the FA Cup away from the south and the upper class clubs. Yet, Olympic had folded within six years. Why?

Oliver Scott has researched their story...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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