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.
We explore the groundhopping route less-traveled with author Tim Hartley. He's been to North Korea, West Africa, Lebanon and a host of other places and share his experience with us.
We talk to Zach Bigalke, who's researched the 'Oriundi' - players of Italian descent born outside Italy who have played for the Italian national side, the Azzurri.
Who are they? Why do they matter? What do Italian-born players and fans think about them? We discuss all this and more in this fascinating interview.
We talk to football writer Aidan Williams on the impact and legacy of the Benito Mussolini dictatorship (1922-43) on Italian football.
We look at how the sport was used to unite the country, and drove the creation of clubs that still compete for titles today. We also look at how the sport was used for propaganda.
We talk to Greg Lansdowne, author of 'Stuck on You: The Rise and Fall...and Rise of Panini'.
We talk about the history of the company, its highs and lows, why collectables appeal and the power of nostalgia in football.
We talk to Paul Musco, who runs groundhopping tours for football fans visiting Berlin.
It's one of our favourite cities, so have a listen as we enthuse about Hertha BSC, 1 FC Union, BFC Dynamo and a host of smaller clubs.
Our guest is Ryan Hubbard, author of 'From Partition to Solidarity', a book about the first 100 years of Polish football.
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...
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.
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...
We chat to football writer Daniel Gray about his new book, "Black Boots and Football Pinks: 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game" and reminisce on some of the things we miss about football.
We talk to Prague-based journalist, Ondrej Zlámal, about groundhopping in the Czech Republic, the history of the game there and the prospects for the national side.
We go along to a very different kind of football tournament as we visit the CONIFA World Football Cup in London and speak to one of its media partners, Away Day Neutrals, to learn more about the tournament.
We attend Gazzetta Football Italia Live in London with the guys from The Gentleman Ultra to discuss the state of Italian football and reflect on Channel 4's legendary Italian football coverage, plus we discuss Dutch football with the Amsterdam-based writer, James Rowe.
With the Russia 2018 World Cup on the horizon, we talk to Siberia-based writer Andrew Flint about the Russian domestic scene, and we cover one of England's perennial "sleeping giants", Leeds United, with football journalist Jon Mackenzie.
We get the lowdown on the Polish domestic and international scene from RightBankWarsaw.com's Chris Lash, plus great tips for groundhoppers.
In addition, Seville-based football writer Colin Millar talks us through the Sevilla/Betis rivalry, plus some other clubs in southern Spain worth visiting.
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We discuss the growing popularity of German football with the editor of Berlin-based blog From Boothferry to Germany, and check in with guest blogger Matt McGinn in Buenos Aires.
Welcome to the inaugural Outside Write monthly podcast, 'Football Travel'. In this episode, we meet:
Ben Frost, organiser, REDaction: REDaction is an Arsenal fan group whose mission is to generate a scintillating atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium.
Claus Bermann, founder, VisitFootball.dk: VisitFootball.dk is a football travel website which enables Danes to watch football abroad. We talk about the electric Copenhagen Derby and discuss Danes' favourite clubs.
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