We talk exclusively to football writer Paul Brown, author of Savage Enthusiasm, which chronicles the history of football fandom. How does the modern fan differ from the spectators of 150 years ago at the birth of association football? How has fandom reflected societal changes? Have a listen, it's fascinating.
We talk to Anthony Clavane, author of Does Your Rabbi Know You’re Here? to discuss the role of Jews in English football, particularly their association with Tottenham Hotspur.
Plus football writer Peter Thornton, filmmaker and board member of the Lancashire Football Association, chronicles the origins and history of the famous Merseyside Derby, Everton versus Liverpool.
We look at the community work done by the Dulwich Hamlet Supporters' Trust and catch up on the exciting developments at the South London non-league club.
We also talk to Jonny Pennington of the Abroad Red blog about what it's like to follow Manchester United away.
Enjoy. More great football travel, culture and history over on OutsideWrite.co.uk
We speak to the world's first football club, Sheffield FC, about its formation and its future. We also meet FCSuomi.com to learn more about the scene in Finland.
In this episode we talk to football blogger Luca Hodges-Ramon about how the Ultrà fan culture emerged in Italy and how it was exported abroad.
We also talk to Luke Verbeek from Homefans.net to see how the community aims to enhance the football travel experience for fans.
In this episode, we talk:
- The role of social media in football with social media consultant Chris Nee
- How the game took off in Britain with Terry Morris, author of Vain Games of No Value, which chronicles how football became established
- The rise and rise of SD Eibar, La Liga's smallest club, with football writer Euan McTear