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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 22, 2020

We're joined by Robert O'Connor, whose new book is a chronicle of football's role in former Soviet Republics and other countries of the Eastern Bloc. 

Jun 15, 2020

Our guest is Vadim Furmanov, originally from Kyiv in Ukraine. He writes regularly for Futbolgrad and other sites on Ukrainian football.

Here, he tells us about the current state of the game and how the conflict with Russia has impacted domestic clubs.

Jun 8, 2020

We chat to Josh Chapman, AKA The Kitsman on Twitter, about the art of the football shirt and his tips for collecting them. Learn about our favourite shirts from around the world.

Jun 1, 2020

We're joined by Dan Williamson, who has a book out in Sept 2020 on the history of Boca Juniors.

We discuss the club's origins, the evolution of its rivalry with River Plate, and some of its greatest players.

May 25, 2020

The world's oldest international rivalry outside of the UK and Ireland is 7,000 miles (11,000 km) away down in the River Plate - Argentina v Uruguay.

We invited Argentinian football historian, Esteban Bekerman, onto the podcast to discuss the rivalry between Argentina and Uruguay, and its legacy in promoting football across South America.

May 18, 2020

Our guest is Buenos Aires-based journalist, Santiago Bauzá.

Santi gives us the local's guide to the best groundhopping experiences, rivalries and fan cultures in the Argentine capital.

Starting with the Boca-River 'Superclásico', we also look at the best matchday experiences at Independiente, Racing Club, San Lorenzo, Huracán, Estudiantes de la Plata, and more...

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.

May 4, 2020

We've got a double-header for you today - two shorter interviews combined.

1) We look at Parma's golden decade (1992-2002) with Parma-based football writer, Conor Clancy.

2) We uncover the tragic story of Brazilian side Chapecoense with Steven Bell, who's written a book about it.

Apr 27, 2020

Did you watch 'The English Game' on Netflix? In the series, a team called 'Blackburn' upset the English upper classes by winning the FA Cup. The story is based on real events, albeit with a lot of creative licence.

Hear the real story of Blackburn Olympic, the 1883 FA Cup winners that wrested the FA Cup away from the south and the upper class clubs. Yet, Olympic had folded within six years. Why?

Oliver Scott has researched their story...

Apr 20, 2020

Our guest is Medellin-based football writer, Simon Edwards.

Join us as Simon gives us his tips for groundhopping in Colombia and explains its complex league system. Get all the dos and don'ts of football in Colombia.

Apr 13, 2020

We welcome James Montague back onto the podcast to discuss his time among some of the world's most extreme ultras, which he chronicles in his new book.

Apr 6, 2020

Our guest is Mark Godfrey, founder of the Football Pink, whose new podcast series, Vincerà, chronicles the stories from Italia '90 to mark the 30th anniversary of this iconic World Cup finals.

Mar 30, 2020

Our guest is Denys Nachornyy, who lives in the wonderful historic city of Krakow, Poland. 

We look at the long-running rivalry between the city's main two clubs, Cracovia and Wisła Krakow, as well as some of the smaller clubs around the city that are work a visit.

Mar 23, 2020

Filipe d'Avillez has written a book on his travels following every round of the Portuguese Cup up to the iconic cup final day at the historic Estadio do Jamor in Lisbon.

We catch up with him to hear some incredible stories of his travels exploring Portuguese football culture.

Mar 16, 2020

We welcome Gary Thacker onto the podcast to discuss England's record in World Cups.

Why did the FA ignore pre-WWII editions? Would England have won them?

1966 etc.

What went wrong in the 1970s?

Italia '90

21st century tournaments

Mar 9, 2020

We welcome Paul Brown back onto the podcast to talk us through the experience of football prisoners of war during World War I. 

How did they arrange games? What did they do next? How did their experience shape the rest of their careers? Tune in to find out!

Mar 2, 2020

This is our 100th episode! Our guest is Philip O'Rourke who runs a blog called Forgotten Clubs.

We look back at some of the football clubs lost to history - and some of those resurrected - and look at why there's something of a trend to reform folded clubs.

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 17, 2020

Our guest is Thessaloniki local, Thomas Farines, who gives us the lowdown on groundhopping around Greece. We discuss the big Athens clubs, their regional rivals and even a few from the islands.

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.

Feb 3, 2020

We're joined by Vintage Football City Tours, a group of enthusiasts who run tours around Lisbon's historic grounds. We discuss Benfica and Sporting, but major on the smaller clubs. Just what is going on at Belenenses? Who are Casa Pia and Operario? 

Find out in this podcast!

Jan 27, 2020

Nick Green is a teacher based in Kobe, Japan. He's completed the Japanese equivalent of the '92 club' in England - bagging all Japan's 72 league grounds.

He describes his travels with us and imparts his incredible groundhopping stories.

Jan 20, 2020

Our guest is Richard Mills, whose book 'The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia' charts the often explosive history of football in the Balkans.

How did this small corner of the world produce so much talent?

Did the Maksimir Riot really kick off the Civil War or is it just symbolic to football people? 

...and more...

 

Jan 13, 2020

Our guest is archivist Petra Tabarelli, who researches and blogs about the history and evolution of football rules. Join us as we discuss everything from how the origin FA laws of the game were established right up to everyone's favourite subject...VAR.

Jan 6, 2020

We talk to Mark Wilson, who re-established the Wanderers Football Club, the first ever FA Cup winners.

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