Podcast: Doing the 92…from a German Perspective

Please share: 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 […]

Las Palmas

Podcast: Groundhopping in the Canary Islands

Please share: In this podcast, we chat to Unión Deportiva Las Palmas fan Matt Rayns and Club Deportivo Tenerife fan Thomas Farines about groundhopping in the Canary Islands. We major on the two main clubs, currently in Spain’s second division, La Segunda, and discuss how to island hop cheaply and practically to visit the other […]

White Angels Zagreb ultras

Podcast: Behind the scenes with Zagreb ultràs

Please share:  Dr. Andy Hodges spent years in or around the Zagreb fan scene, in particular looking at two distinct groups, the Bad Blue Boys of Dinamo Zagreb and the White Angels of NK Zagreb. What he found makes fascinating listening and he summarises his findings in his book, “Fan Activism, Protest and Politics: Ultras […]

Podcast: Football and the Spanish Civil War

Please share: The Spanish Civil War, which ran from 1936-39, was a precursor to World War II. The conflict cost between 500,000 to one million lives and led to four decades of fascist dictatorship in Spain under General Francisco Franco. The domestic league was impacted, with implications for Real Madrid, Atlético Madrid, Athletic Bilbao and FC […]

Podcast: Groundhopping in the Valencia Region

Please share: Our guest this episode is Paco Polit, Valencia-based journalist and a presenter on the brilliant La Liga Lowdown podcast. Together with Paco, we discover the many football grounds of the Valencian Community region in Eastern Spain. These include the two La Liga clubs from the capital, Valencia CF and Levante, along with Villarreal, […]

Podcast: David Squires on Cartooning Football

Please share: We talk to cartoonist David Squires, whose illustrations appear in The Guardian (UK) and L’Equipe (France), as well as in Australian and German media, about his career parodying the great and (often not so) good of modern football. David’s new book, Goalless Draws, is available online and in good bookstores on 1 November […]

Podcast: Politics in Contemporary Football

Please share: We’re joined by political scientist Cas Mudde from the University of Georgia as we discuss politics in contemporary football, the rise of right-wing activity in tandem with the return of populism, and – on the flipside – the growth of anti-fascist (‘antifa’) movement. Cas has also been to more than 400 grounds around the […]

Podcast: Groundhopping in Southern Italy

Please share: Having covered Groundhopping in Northern Italy already, we now cover the southern half of the country with Rome-based Claus Bermann, who runs the football travel website VisitFootball.dk. We discuss: Roma v Lazio Napoli Foggia Salernitana Bari …and more! If you love your calcio Italiano then check out our recommended best books, blogs and […]

Football Travel Podcast: Major League Soccer with Stephen Brandt

Please share:  The current Major League Soccer set-up in the US may feature Zlatan and Rooney, but it’s not the first attempt to establish a football league in the country. In this episode, we check in with Stephen Brandt of the US-based Yellow Card Podcast for his guide to football in North America. We talk […]

Red Star Belgrade

Podcast: The Belgrade Derby

Please share: We catch up with Belgrade-based football writer and podcaster Kirsten Schlewitz from the Unusual Efforts website and podcast about the city’s ‘The Eternal Derby’, Red Star (FK Crvena Zvezda) versus Partizan. Have you been to this fixture? What did you think? You can find our entire back catalogue of podcast here on iTunes or […]

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Podcast: Groundhopping and Politics in Croatian Football

Please share: In this podcast, we talk to Scotland-based Croat Dejan Hajdukovic about the domestic scene in Croatia. We discuss: Groundhopping in the Croatian league How football literally kicked off the Balkan War The current state of politics in Croatian football For more football travel podcasts, check out our podcast archive, subscribe here on iTunes. and […]

Golazio bar London

Golazio: A shrine to Italian football in the 90s

Please share: There’s a treat in store for those who loved Italian football in the nineties. A new bar in South London celebrates the era with memorabilia and Serie A matches on loop. It’s called Golazio after the opening titles of the Channel 4 (UK) show Gazzetta Football Italia. We went along to opening night […]

Valeryi Lobanovskyi Stadium, Kiev

Podcast: Groundhopping in Ukraine

Please share:  We’re back after a break for the World Cup and are discussing Russia’s neighbour, Ukraine, with nomadic travel blogger, Bradley Stafford, who spends a great deal of time in Kiev and has travelled the country extensively watching football. We discuss the best club experiences, how to get around, what to see and a […]

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Podcast: Groundhopping in Belgium

Please share: In this podcast, we talk to Brussels-based Stéphane Lievens, who runs the Brussels Groundhopper Facebook page, about where and how to see football in his country. Belgium is small enough to get around easily so you can knock a few games off in a weekend while checking out great cities like Bruges and […]

Podcast: Reflections on Italia ’90

Please share: We reflect on the iconic Italia ’90 World Cup with Simon Hart, author of World in Motion, The Inside Story of Italia ’90, the Tournament that Changed Football. Hart spoke to more than 100 players, coaches and others who participated in that tournament, including World Cup-winning captain, Lothar Matthaus, Italian top scorer Totò […]