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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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Jul 14, 2024

I am joined by Christopher Evans, author of 'Los Leones', a book on the history of Athletic Club de Bilbao. We're looking at the Basque Derby - Athletic Club v Real Sociedad. It's an iconic derby wrapped up in fierce Basque identity.

Jun 30, 2024

My guest is Ceylon Andi Hickman, director of the charity Football Beyond Borders (FBB). We're discussing how football is making a positive change to young people's lives, especially in their education. The charity has worked with footballers, including Marcus Rashford and Chris Smalling, and is proven to help children do well at school. Ceylon is also a centre-half for Dulwich Hamlet Women, so we also discuss the progressive culture around the South London club. They have been promoted since the time of recording, so congratulations to them.

Jun 2, 2024

My guest is Aidan Williams, whose new book 'Euro 1984: The Greatest Tournament You Never Saw'.

Back when the Euros was a proper elite eight-team tournament, France provided a sublime and dramatic tournament spearheaded by Michel Platini, who bagged nine goals in just five games as France won its first major tournament.

May 19, 2024

My guest is Ben Jackson, whose book The Africa Cup of Nations: The History of an Underappreciated Tournament came out in time for the 2024 edition of AFCON. We look back at the tournament's roots, its key moments and players, plus where does it go from here?

Apr 21, 2024

My guest is Phil Harrison, whose debut book explores football in Europe's last communist state, Albania. It's a fascinated story of football in a secretive and isolated country.

Apr 7, 2024

My guest is Ruben Clark (RM Clark), whose new book Winner Stays On covers his travels around England following clubs through every round of the FA Cup, trailing the winner of matches into the next round all the way up to the final. It's a fascinating insight into the English regions and the football pyramid.

Mar 24, 2024

My guest is Miguel Lourenço Pereira, who's written a number of football books, but his latest is his first in English, Bring Me That Horizon. It's all about getting to know Portugal through its football. We discuss Portugal's footballing roots and history under the long Salazar dictatorship and the role of football in its demise. We discuss the great players, like Eusébio and other stars from the African colonies, the great 'Golden Generation' Portuguese side of the 1990s and early 2000s, the Big Three, groundhopping, and more...

Mar 10, 2024

My guest is Peter Cinnamond from the Kicking Match podcast, which covers the Irish League/NIFL. We discuss groundhopping in Northern Ireland, covering famous clubs like Linfield and Glentoran, as well as some of the many great grounds that groundhoppers can discover in Belfast and beyond. We also look at some of the political history of the Irish League, which led to the loss of Belfast Celtic and Derry City.

Jan 28, 2024

My guest is Matt Riley, who spent several years in Thailand exploring its football. He has chronicled the Thai game in his new book, 'Thai Football Tales: A Beautiful Madness'. His stories are quite something, give it a spin...

Jan 13, 2024

My guest for his third appearance is Daniel Williamson as he discusses his new book on Ronaldo Nazário - the original Ronaldo for people of a certain age... We look at his career from his teen breakthrough in Brazil through to his moves to PSV, Barça, Inter, Madrid, Milan and, of course, his international career.

Dec 31, 2023

My guest is Alex Ireland to discuss his book 'Pretty Poly: The History of the Football Shirt'. We cover everything from the origins of football shirts, to the emergence of numbering, sponsors' logos, new technologies and the retro appeal of football shirts.

Dec 6, 2023

Londres es la casa del fútbol; aquí se formaron los leyes originales en 1863 y la ciudad contiene algunos de los nombres más famosas y historicos en el deporte. En este episodio, introduzco los clubes de Londres, sus historias en breve, sus culturas y zonas, hinchas y más.

Dec 3, 2023

My guest is Conor Curran, author of Soccer and Society in Dublin: A History of Association Football in Ireland’s Capital. We discuss a wide range of topics, from why Dublin lagged way behind Belfast in soccer development, conflict with the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), the challenges faced by the women's game, and more...

Nov 19, 2023

I am joined by Kevin Pogorzelski, who travelled the world to experience some of the world's top derbies for his new book 'Divided Cities'. From Genoa to Glasgow, Buenos Aires to Budapest, Kevin talks about his experiences...

Nov 1, 2023

Bienvenidos a mi primer podcast en español. Vamos a ver como empezó el fútbol, desde los campos de las escuelas de Inglaterra hasta el consenso de reglas del Football Association en 1863. También, hablo sobre como el juego se convirtió a ser el juego del clase obrador y como se transporta a cada rincón del mundo...

Oct 22, 2023

My guest is Chris Etchingham, whose first book looks at football's role in the breakup of Yugoslavia. We discuss the role of ethnicity before and after the breakup of the nation, including its impact in the Balkan diaspora, particularly in Australia.

Jun 4, 2023

On 30 May, I delivered a talk at Dulwich Hamlet FC in South London in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton's Football and War Network and Stanchion Books. My topic was the long history of football's relationship with politics. When does it first get political? Who was the first to successfully exploit the sport for propaganda? What role has football played in bringing down dictatorships? Have a listen...

Nov 8, 2021

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. 

Feb 8, 2021

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.

May 11, 2020

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.

Feb 24, 2020

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. 

Feb 10, 2020

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.

Nov 4, 2019

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.

 

Sep 9, 2019

Our guest is Ryan Hubbard, author of 'From Partition to Solidarity', a book about the first 100 years of Polish football.

 

Aug 12, 2019

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...

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