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.
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...
My guest is Steven Scragg - for a record fourth appearance - discussing his new book on the Mexico '86 World Cup
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.
My guest is James from the Menorca Football blog. He fills us in on football in Menorca and we look at the other Balearic Island clubs, like Real Mallorca and Ibiza.
I'm joined by Jon Spurling, author of 'Get It On', a new book about football in the 1970s. We look at a pivotal and controversial decade in English football.
My guest is Gaizka Atxa, one of the founders of the Mr Pentland Club, a London-based fan club of Athletic Club de Bilbao. We discuss the long history of one of the most unique clubs in the world.
My guest is Wayne Girard, who writes about Italian football, specifically AS Roma. We're discussing the Roman derby - Lazio v Roma.
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.
Gary Jordan is my guest. He's written a book about AFC Wimbledon and the return of the club to Plough Lane, SW19, the same road as the original Wimbledon FC.
Jonathan O'Brien's book covers the Euros from the tournament's inception in 1960 to the delayed 2020 championship. We look at how the tournament has evolved, controversy, politics, and its highlights.
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.
I discuss the past, present and future of Europe's most-attended football club, Borussia Dortmund, with Benjamin McFadyean, who also runs the London supporters' group for BVB.
My guest is Stu Carrington, whose book 'Blowing the Whistle' covers the psychology of football refereeing. We discuss the data behind the influence of the crowd, of managers' mind games, and VAR...
My guest is football writer Nige Tassell, whose latest book 'The Hard Yards' looks at a unique season in the Championship. It's England's second tier and the fifth most-attended league in the world.
My guest is Steven Scragg, whose new book builds on his previous two about European football's leading club competitions of recent decades. This time, we're discussing the European Cup. Its origins, its evolution, its key figures and stories.
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
The Away Leg is a new book containing 11 stories from top football journalists collated by Steve Menary and James Montague. We discuss Iran v USA at France '98, Iceland at Euro 2016, the time Arsenal's women's team became champions of Europe, and much more...
I welcome Tim Hartley back onto the podcast to discuss his new book, 'The World At Your Feet', in which he searches for the soul of football. In the second half, we get Tim's tips for groundhopping in his native Wales.
My guest is Matt Spiro, whose book looks at French football in the 20 years between the country's two World Cup triumphs in 1998 and 2018. It was quite some ride in that time!