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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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Jun 7, 2021

Peter Miles has been to thousands of grounds worldwide and has a new book out dedicated entirely to the photography of floodlights. Peter discusses the world's most photographic football stadiums here - plus how to catch that perfect #floodlightfriday...

May 31, 2021

I am joined by Danny Lewis, author of new book on West Ham's last match at its beloved Upton Park/Boleyn Ground stadium. We discuss the club's move to the London Stadium.

May 24, 2021

Paul Hatt from the website FootballBookReviews.com joins me to discuss the best football writing. How influential was Fever Pitch in making football writing more respectable? Which are the 'must-haves' for your shelf? We look at history, auto/biography and political football books. 

May 17, 2021

My guest is James Dixon, whose new book 'The Fix' looks at the formation of the Champions League. This is timely, given the recent collapse of the proposed European Super League at the time of recording.

May 10, 2021

George Tsitsonis has written a book about Greece's epic 2004 Euro win. How did it come about and is the team given the respect it deserves?

May 3, 2021

My guest is Gary Thacker, author of a book about the long and often tumultuous history of Dutch football.

Apr 26, 2021

David Hartrick is the author of a new book on Bobby Robson's time as England manager (1982-90). It's a tumultuous decade for English football that ends with something of a silver lining.

Apr 19, 2021

I've got a book out! It's a country-by-country guide to how football started in each major footballing country from the very first kick up to the first FIFA World Cup in 1930. Here's an overview...

Apr 12, 2021

I'm joined by Liam Bambridge who, like me, was a keen groundhopper in Spain in the 1990s and still returns there today. We do a compare and contrast, majoring on Real Zaragoza, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona, as well as some clubs that were great in the 1990s but have sunk down the leagues.

Apr 5, 2021

I am joined by Sivan John, who blogs and podcasts about Malaysian football. We discuss the major clubs, ultra culture and the popularity of Malaysian-owned clubs.

Mar 29, 2021

We get a whistle-stop groundhopping guide to Swiss football from Craig King, who writes about the Swiss game. We look at the top clubs, some smaller club groundhopping experiences, the national side and the role of Roy Hodgson in the Swiss revival, plus a bit of history, too.

Mar 22, 2021

Andrew Lawn is the author of a new book on the history and evolution of football songs and chants. He joins me on the podcast to discuss his findings and what football songs tell us about wider society and culture.

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 GuaranĂ­ 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?

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