Football Travel, History and Culture

At Outside Write, we explore the off-pitch story of football. We're the thinking fan's football blog.

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Podcast: Who was Don Patricio?

We hear about the fascinating life of Patrick O'Connell, the Irishman who led Real Betis to its first and only title, and is credited with saving FC Barcelona from extinction.

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Pioneers: The History of Football in Portugal

Portugal won the European Championship in 2016, but it was a journey that started in Madeira way back in 1875...

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Book Review: The Story of the World Cup

We check out Brian Glanville's The Story of the World Cup, updated for Russia 2018...

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Football Travel: Watford FC

We make the short journey from central London to visit Watford FC.

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Podcast: Madrid Groundhopping

We check in with Madrid-based football vlogger, Roddy Cons, to get tips on where to watch football in and around the Spanish capital.

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Opinion: Best Football Blogs to Listen to in 2018

We check out some of the best football podcasts from across the world. What would you recommend?

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