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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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Jul 1, 2019

We talk to football writer and podcaster, Chloe Beresford, about one of Italy's most famous clubs, Fiorentina.

Jun 24, 2019

We talk to Leonard Jägerskiöld Nilsson, author of 'World Football Club Crests', for a fascinating look at the history of football club crests and the future of design in the age of global branding.

 

Jun 17, 2019

We talk to John McManus, author of 'Welcome to Hell? In Search of the Real Turkish Football' for his tips on groundhopping in Turkey. There's much more to Turkey than just Galatasaray, Besiktas and Fenerbahçe...

Jun 9, 2019

We talk to Swedish football journalist, David Berg, to get his tips for groundhopping in Sweden. We look at the clubs in the main cities of Stockholm, Malmö and Gothenburg, as well as some smaller provincial clubs.

Jun 3, 2019

We look at the long history of football in India and explore groundhopping tips in the current Indian league set-up with football writer Somnath Sengupta. 

May 27, 2019

Italian ultrà groups - hardcore fans - are notorious but they often form bonds with fans of other clubs. This process is called 'gemellaggio' - or 'twinning'. We talk to Tom Griffiths from the Calcio England blog to discuss the topic.

May 20, 2019

Ahead of the FIFA Women's World Cup, we talk to Professor Jean Williams from the University of Wolverhampton about the history of the women's game.

May 12, 2019

The dictatorship of General Francisco Franco ruled Spain from 1939-75. It was a brutal regime that coincided with Spain's emergence as a footballing powerhouse.

We talk to Alejandro Quiroga from the University of Newcastle to learn about football as a propaganda tool and also the domestic political dynamic around football during this period.

May 5, 2019

We talk to Sofia-based football journalist Metodi Shumanov to get the lowdown on Bulgarian groundhopping, history and football culture. Thanks to Tony from the History Bhoys Abroad podcast for fielding the questions.

Apr 28, 2019

We talk to Tarragona-based podcaster Tony from the History Bhoys Abroad podcast to explore the clubs of north-east Spain. Starting with La Liga clubs FC Barcelona, RCD Espanyol and Girona, as well as some other smaller teams to check out.

Apr 21, 2019

On 4 May 1949, what was arguably the best team on the planet was wiped out in football's first aviation disaster. The plane carrying 'Il Grande Torino' - the great Torino FC side which had won five successive Italian championships - plowed into the Basilica di Superga that overlooks Turin, killing all 31 passengers and crew.

For the 70th anniversary of the Superga air disaster, Outside Write visits Turin and also talks to Dominic Bliss, biographer of that Torino FC side's manager, Ernö Erbstein, and Robert Gillman, who blogs about Torino FC in English.

Apr 14, 2019

In this podcast, we talk to Brian D. Bunk from the Soccer History USA Podcast to discuss the early roots of the game in the US, the role of immigrant players - particularly Scottish and English players - and how the early American Soccer League - ASL - briefly flourished in the 1920s before fading away.

We discuss the struggle association football faced against the college game and even rugby.

Apr 7, 2019

We talk to Chris Hough, who runs the Lost in Football Japan blog, about groundhopping around the country. 

We unearth a fascinating and diverse football culture, so download and enjoy a trip to the Land of the Rising Sun...and the J-League.

Apr 1, 2019

We talk to Dublin-based football historian, Gerard Farrell, about how soccer took off in the island of Ireland in the late 19th century up to the early 1920s.

Mar 24, 2019

The Corinthians and The Casuals were absolutely key to the spreading of football and the ethos of fair play. We talk to Llew Walker from the modern day Corinthian-Casuals FC in England's 7th tier to learn of their relevance and legacy.

This is a bumper 42-minute episode!

Mar 17, 2019

The story of Hungarian coach Ernö Egri Erbstein had been a footnote in the annals of football history until Dominic Bliss investigated his remarkable life and legacy and authored his biography.

 

Erbstein pioneered tactics in pre-war Italy, leading a number of small clubs to punch significantly above their weight. After surviving the Holocaust, Erbstein returned to Italy to create 'Il Grande Torino', the team that won five successive scudetti in the 1940s before tragedy struck in the Superga air disaster of 1949.

We caught up with Bliss to learn more.

Mar 10, 2019

We talk to Bucharest-based Charlie Craven to get his tips for groundhopping around Romania. Starting in the capital with the famous Steaua and Dinamo clubs, we also discuss the recent rise of regional clubs and also the parlous state of the game in Romania.

Mar 3, 2019

We talk to Justin Walley, who's chronicled his time managing the Matabeleland team to the CONIFA World Football Cup in 2018. His fascinating book "One Football, No Nets" contains some incredible stories of coaching under the watchful eye of the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe. We also discuss groundhopping in Latvia, where Justin has also coached and even established clubs.

Feb 24, 2019

We chat to football writer Daniel Gray about his new book, "Black Boots and Football Pinks: 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game" and reminisce on some of the things we miss about football.

Feb 10, 2019

We talk to Prague-based journalist, Ondrej Zlámal, about groundhopping in the Czech Republic, the history of the game there and the prospects for the national side.

Jan 27, 2019

The "92 Club" is an exclusive club made up of groundhoppers who have visited all 92 league club grounds in England and Wales. We catch up with Florian Sauer from Munich who has written a book on his unique perspective as a German who has completed the set - and written a book about it.

Jan 13, 2019

We chat to fans of both the big two Canarian football clubs, CD Tenerife and UD Las Palmas, to get the lowdown on groundhopping on the Canary Islands.

We major on the big two, but also look at a number of other clubs from the islands.

Dec 23, 2018

Our guest is Dr. Andy Hodges, who spent years researching two very distinct ultrà groups in the Croatian capital, Zagreb. The Bad Blue Boys of Dinamo Zagreb and the White Angels of NK Zagreb. We also discuss the Torcida fan group of Hajduk Split for context.

Andy summarised his findings in his book, "Fan Activism, Protest and Politics: Ultras in Post-Socialist Croatia"

Dec 9, 2018

We discuss the past, present and future of Italy's most popular club, Juventus, with Turin-based Adam Digby, author of Juventus: A History in Black and White.

Nov 25, 2018

We discuss the impact of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) on La Liga and some of the major established clubs in Spain with Bilbao-based blogger, Dan Parry from The Linesman blog.

The war helped found the current Atlético Madrid club and nearly drove FC Barcelona out of business.

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