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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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Mar 15, 2021

I am joined by Adam Brandon, who lives in Santiago de Chile and has more than a decade's experience examining Chile's football scene. We discuss the groundhopping scene, football under Pinochet, and the recent national team success.

Mar 8, 2021

Antony Sutton blogs about Indonesian football. You may know him as @JakartaCasual on Twitter and Instagram. We discuss the country's incredible fan culture

Mar 1, 2021

Mark Waldon is the author of a new book on the football club and fan culture of London. We discuss the great traditional grounds, like Fulham's Craven Cottage, right up to the three brand new grounds at Spurs, Brentford and AFC Wimbledon. We look at the big rivalries, too - Arsenal v Spurs, West Ham v Millwall, and Chelsea v Spurs

Feb 22, 2021

My guest is Chris Hylland, who has a book out called 'Tears at the Bombonera', which covers his groundhopping adventures in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia and Brazil.

Feb 15, 2021

My guest is Ralph Hannah, who runs a podcast called Guaraní Vision, which covers football in the South American country of Paraguay. He tells us about the footballing culture and groundhopping experience in the country.

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.

Feb 1, 2021

My guests are Rob MacDonald and Adam Bushby from Halcyon Publishing, who have a really interesting book out on football's nearly teams. Those who should maybe have won something then fell agonisingly short - think Netherlands in 1974 or Newcastle United in 1996...

Jan 25, 2021

I'm joined by Dr Pete Watson, an expert on Latin American politics and football, to discuss the role of football in the politics of South American dictatorships between 1950s-1980s.

Jan 18, 2021

UK listeners of a certain age will remember the Football Italia show on Channel 4 in the 1990s and early 2000s. Jonathan Grade started out as a runner on the show from its inception and gradually rose through the ranks. He has now written a book about his decade with the show. 

Jan 11, 2021

My guest is Kevin Simpson, author of 'Soccer Under the Swastika', which examines the experience of football in Nazi-occupied areas during World War II. 

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 28, 2020

Karan Tejwani is the author of a new book chronicling the progress of RB Leipzig. We also look at the Red Bull company's other football franchises around the world.

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?

Dec 14, 2020

I am joined by Michael Wagg, who's written a book tracing the fortunes of the 14 clubs that made up the final East German DDR Oberliga in the early 1990s.

Dec 7, 2020

I'm joined by Belinda Scarlett from the National Football Museum in Manchester. The museum is gearing up for a big exhibition on the women's game next year. In this podcast, we major on the Dick, Kerr Ladies, who were drawing 50,000+ crowds in the early 1920s before the FA banned women's football from FA-affiliated grounds.

Nov 30, 2020

My guest is Natxo Parra, co-author of 'St. Pauli: Another Football is Possible'.

We look back at how Hamburg's FC St. Pauli became known as a 'cult club'. When did the fan activism start and how does this ethos survive in a commercial era?

Nov 23, 2020

We're joined by Bob Holmes, author of 'Shanks, Yanks and Jürgen' to discuss the life of Bill Shankly, one of the greatest managers of all time. 

Bob chart his life from a small mining town in Ayrshire to the creator of the modern Liverpool FC. 

Nov 16, 2020

We're joined by Dr. Kevin Moore, the former CEO of the National Football Museum. His book 'What You Think You Know About Football is Wrong' seeks to debunk some popularly-held myths, and we talk through some of them here. We also discuss his former role at the National Football Museum and some of its more popular artifacts.

Nov 9, 2020

Journalist and author Jon Driscoll joins us on the podcast to discuss his new book on fifty footballers that changed the game. We discuss some familiar names, and some not-so-familiar names from the 1870s to the modern day.

Nov 2, 2020

Our guest is Michael Cole, an Early Stage Researcher on the FATIGUE Project, based at the University of Tartu, Estonia and a Doctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right.

His research interests include the relationship between football and far-right politics in Central and Eastern Europe, and the use of football as a political tool by right-wing populist leaders.

 

Oct 26, 2020

We speak to Croatian journalist Juraj Vrdoljak about the historical significance of Hajduk Split. Did you know the club was a big part of anti-Nazi resistance in World War II and helped introduce ultrà culture into Europe?

Oct 19, 2020

Just what is CONIFA and what are its aims? We talk to James Hendicott, whose new book chronicles the organisation's journey.

Oct 12, 2020

We welcome Rich Hall, founder of Italian football site The Gentleman Ultra, back onto the site to discuss the past, present and future of the team he supports, Internazionale di Milano (Inter Milan).

 

Oct 5, 2020

We look back at Trinidad & Tobago's incredible journey to qualify for the 2006 World Cup in Germany with Gene De Gourville, who's written a book on the subject.

Sep 28, 2020

We're joined by Devon Rowcliffe, whose new book 'Who Ate All the Squid' looks at South Korea's football story.

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