Best football podcasts to follow 2018

Please share:We’re on the hunt for great listening in 2018, especially independently-run football podcasts, that are generalist and not club-specific. We recently asked our Twitter followers for their recommendations, and they helped us come up with the below list of great football blogs: We’d love your recommendations – particularly for English-language Bundesliga and South American […]

Football Travel Podcast: Groundhopping in Madrid

Please share: The Spanish capital is a must for any international groundhopper. In this podcast, we talk to Roddy Cons from the Madrid-based vlog The Team on Tour about how to visit Real Madrid’s Estadio Bernabeu, Atlético Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano and Rayo Vallecano, as well as a cluster of smaller clubs from the city. You […]

Football Travel Podcast: Football, War and Revolution in the Middle East

Please share:  In this episode, we talk to James Montague, author of When Friday Comes: Football, War and Revolution in the Middle East, about his travels in the region. He’s seen the politics of the Israeli domestic scene and how Palestine uses football to raise awareness on the international stage. He’s seen the damaging affect […]

Football Travel Podcast: The History of Football Fandom

Please share: In this podcast, we talk exclusively to Paul Brown, the author of Savage Enthusiasm, which chronicles the story of the football fan from the very dawn of association football as a spectator sport. It’s a fascinating interview and it’s interesting to hear how fandom has evolved, reflected social changes, and how similar – […]

Football Travel Podcast: The Roots of AC Milan and Australian Groundhopping

Please share: This week we discover the Nottingham roots of one of the world’s greatest clubs, AC Milan, plus we take a look at how ‘soccer’ is competing for attention against the more established football codes in Australia. The Roots of AC Milan (00:51): We talk to author Robert Nieri and LeftLion, the team behind […]

Football Travel Podcast: Spain’s First Football Club and Groundhopping in Italy

Please share:   Spain’s first football club (00:47): We catch up with Charlotte Mackay, great-granddaughter of William Alexander Mackay, founder of Spain’s first football club, Real Club Recreativo de Huelva. Charlotte acts as UK ambassador for ‘Recre’ so we discuss how the club was started and grew. For more on this subject, check out our […]

Football Travel Podcast: AFC Bournemouth and Northern Ireland

Please share: Coming up in Episode 14… AFC Bournemouth’s future plans (00:46): We sit down with Rob Mitchell, Commercial Director at AFC Bournemouth. The Cherries have established themselves as a comfortable mid-table Premier League team, where does the team go from here? The Story of Northern Irish Football (04.33): Benjamin Roberts is the author of […]

Football Travel Podcast: The State of Calcio and Netherlands Groundhopping

Please share: Coming up in Episode 13: The State of Calcio (00:51): You remember Channel 4’s Gazzetta Football Italia from the nineties, right? James Richardson sat down with journalists Paolo Baldini and James Horncastle to reflect on the show highlights and the current state of calcio at the Union Chapel, London. We went along and […]

Football Travel Podcast: Russia and Leeds United

Please share: We travel from Siberia to Yorkshire in this edition of the Football Travel Podcast: Russia (00.36): With the Russia 2018 World Cup on the horizon, we catch up with Siberia-based football writer, Andrew Flint, and discuss the domestic scene, groundhopping for foreigners, and the elephant in the room – hooliganism. Leeds United (22.41): […]

Football Travel Podcast: China and No to Modern Football

Please share: We visit two opposite ends of the modern football landscape in this podcast. First up, we get the lowdown the Chinese Super League (CSL), which is turning heads with its big money approaches for Europe-based stars. Secondly, we hear about the No to Modern Football movement, a Europe-wide fan resistance against common issues […]

Football Travel Podcast: Poland and Seville

Please share: We venture into Eastern Europe and southern Spain in this episode.   Introduction to Polish Football (00:43): We talk to Chris Lash, editor of the Right Bank Warsaw blog to get an introduction to Poland’s Ekstraklasa league and the national scene. Check out Chris’ top tips for football travellers.   Sevilla, Betis and […]

Football Travel Podcast: QPR and Rayo Vallecano

Please share:      In this episode we travel down London’s Central Line to Shepherds Bush to talk Queens Park Rangers and get the low down on Madrid’s third club, Rayo Vallecano.   Queens Park Rangers (00:48): We talk to QPRPod co-founder David Fraser about West London club Queens Park Rangers. Why is this wealthy […]

Podcast: 2016 End of Year Review

Please share: In the 2016 End of Year Review, I am joined by football blogger Gary Andrews and Claus Bermann from VisitFootball.dk to discuss the good, bad and the ugly of this year’s global football scene. We were all at the Euros, so we scrutinise Wales and England’s performances. Claus explains the problems driving Italian […]

Football Travel Podcast: Bundesliga and Argentina

Please share:  We travel to Berlin and Buenos Aires in this episode of the Football Travel podcast: Talking Bundeliga: We catch up with the guys behind the Berlin-based From Boothferry to Germany blog to understand why the Bundesliga is so popular around the world. We also get the editor’s tip on the best place to […]