Football Travel by Outside Write

Outside Write is a blog dedicated to football travel, culture and history. In this podcast we discuss travel tips for watching football abroad, discuss football history, sociology and review books.

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Travel the world of football with us. We discuss the best football travel experiences and destinations with fans and bloggers. Supported by football travel and culture blog, OutsideWrite.co.uk
Language
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last modified
2019-09-09 13:49
last episode published
2019-09-09 03:59
publication frequency
15.3 days
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Outside Write author  
Chris Lee owner  
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Number of Episodes
76
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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
9.09.2019

The First 100 Years of Polish Football

Our guest is Ryan Hubbard, author of 'From Partition to Solidarity', a book about the first 100 years of Polish football.  
2.09.2019

The European Cup-Winners' Cup - A Retrospective

We talk to Steven Scragg, author of 'A Tournament Lost in Time', which looks at the European Cup-Winners' Cup.
26.08.2019

Football's Relationship with Alcohol

We talk to Ben Roberts, author of "Bottled: English Football's Boozy Story" about the close relationship between alcohol and football, and what is being done to support players in need of help.
19.08.2019

Hungary's Golden Age with Jonathan Wilson

We talk to football writer Jonathan Wilson about his new book, 'The Names Heard Long Ago', which chronicles Hungarian football's golden age.  We discuss the vibrant pre-WWII domestic scene, the amazing coaches it produced and their global legacy, and t...
12.08.2019

Financial Inequality in Football

Our guest is Stefan Legge from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland, who discusses his extensive research into the relationship between money and success in modern football. There are some winners that might surprise you...
5.08.2019

Groundhopping in Glasgow

Glasgow is one of the most important cities in football history, and we chat to local groundhopper Chris Marshall about the Old Firm (Celtic and Rangers) and other clubs in Scotland's biggest city that are worth a visit.
29.07.2019

Football and Politics in Poland

Our guest is Mieszko Rajkiewicz, who presented on politics in football in Poland in the recent Football History Conference in Manchester.  We caught up with him to discuss the close relationship historically between politics and football in Poland.
22.07.2019

USA at the 1930 World Cup

Our guest is James Brown, grandson of the US team's 1930 World Cup semi-finalist goalscorer. He has been researching the US team's experience in that amazing cup run and tracing descendants of the team.
15.07.2019

Sevilla v Betis: El Gran Derbi

We welcome Colin Millar back onto the podcast to discuss his new book, 'The Frying Pan of Spain', which looks at the fierce Seville derby between Sevilla FC and Real Betis Balompie.
8.07.2019

Yugoslavia 1990s - What Might Have Been...

We talk to football writer Onur Bilgic about the Yugoslavia team of the late 1980s and early 1990s. Thrown out of Euro '92 in favour of eventual winners Denmark due to the civil war in the Balkans, this team had the potential to dominate mid-90s footba...
1.07.2019

ACF Fiorentina

We talk to football writer and podcaster, Chloe Beresford, about one of Italy's most famous clubs, Fiorentina.
24.06.2019

World Football Club Crests

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.  
17.06.2019

Groundhopping in Turkey

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...
9.06.2019

Groundhopping in Sweden

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.
3.06.2019

Football in India

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. 
27.05.2019

Gemellaggio: When Italian Ultras Join Forces

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.
20.05.2019

Women's Football - Past, Present and Future

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.
12.05.2019

Football Under Franco

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 ...
5.05.2019

Football in Bulgaria

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.
28.04.2019

Episode 56: Groundhopping in Catalonia

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.
21.04.2019

Episode 55: Il Grande Torino - 70 Years After Superga

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 Bas...
14.04.2019

Podcast: The Roots of US Soccer

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) b...
7.04.2019

Episode 53: Groundhopping in Japan

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.
1.04.2019

Episode 52: Football in Pre-Partition Ireland

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.
24.03.2019

Episode 51: The Corinthians and The Casuals

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...
17.03.2019

Episode 50: The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Ernö Egri Erbstein

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 n...
10.03.2019

Episode 49: Groundhopping in Romania

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 Rom...
3.03.2019

Episode 48: Managing Matabeleland

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 ...
24.02.2019

Episode 47: Football Nostalgia with Daniel Gray

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.
10.02.2019

Episode 46: Groundhopping in the Czech Republic

We talk to Prague-based journalist, Ondrej Zl√°mal, about groundhopping in the Czech Republic, the history of the game there and the prospects for the national side.
27.01.2019

Episode 45: Doing the 92...from a German perspective

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 ...
13.01.2019

Episode 44: Groundhopping in the Canary Islands

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.
23.12.2018

Episode 43: Zagreb Ultras

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 co...
9.12.2018

Episode 42: Juventus

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.
25.11.2018

Episode 41: Football in the Spanish Civil War

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 ...
10.11.2018

Episode 40: Groundhopping in the Valencia Region

We discover the clubs of Spain's east coast with Valencia-based journalist, Paco Polit. We look at the La Liga powerhouses of Valencia, Villarreal and Levante, plus other interesting clubs from La Comunidad Valenciana. Enjoy!
28.10.2018

Episode 39: David Squires on Cartooning Football

We catch up with cartoonist David Squires, whose sketches feature in the Guardian (UK), L'Equipe (France), and also in German and Australian media. Why does football lend itself so easily to parody and who are his favourite subjects? Oh, and we discuss...
21.10.2018

Episode 38: Politics in Contemporary Football

We're joined by Cas Mudde from the University of Georgia to discuss political activity in football, particularly looking at the rise of both right-wing factions and, on the flipside, the antifa movement. We also discuss groundhopping as Cas has been to...
7.10.2018

Episode 37: Groundhopping in Southern Italy

We discuss the clubs from Rome southwards on the Italian peninsula with Rome-based football writer, Claus Bermann.
20.09.2018

Episode 36: Major League Soccer

We get the lowdown on the US Major League Soccer scene with Stephen Brandt from the Yellow Card Podcast.  We discuss Beckham's influence, NASL, groundhopping, the franchise model and more...
9.09.2018

Episode 35: The Belgrade Derby

We chat to Belgrade-based Kirsten Schlewitz from the Unusual Efforts blog/podcast about Red Star v Partizan, the Belgrade Derby.  
26.08.2018

Episode 34: Groundhopping and Politics in Croatia

We speak to Dejan Hajdukovic about football in his native Croatia and its close relationship with politics.
22.07.2018

Episode 33: Golazio! London's shrine to Italian 90s football

For fans of Italian football from the 1990s, a new bar has opened in South London that is heaven for nostalgics. It's called Golazio after the opening credits of Gazzetta Football Italia on Channel 4 in the UK, and guests at the opening night included ...
8.07.2018

Episode 32: Groundhopping in Ukraine

We're back after a World Cup break and are exploring football in the co-host nation of Euro 2012, Ukraine!  
3.06.2018

Episode 31: The CONIFA World Football Cup 2018

We go along to a very different kind of football tournament as we visit the CONIFA World Football Cup in London and speak to one of its media partners, Away Day Neutrals, to learn more about the tournament.
28.05.2018

Episode 30: Groundhopping in Belgium

We check in with Belgian groundhopper, Stéphane Lievens, to get his advice on where and how to watch football in Belgium.
20.05.2018

Episode 29: Reflections on Italia '90

We talk to Simon Hart, author of 'World in Motion', a new book looking at the inside story of Italia '90. What made this World Cup so iconic? Have a listen and find out...
13.05.2018

Episode 28: Groundhopping in Uruguay

We talk to Montevideo-based football writer, Marcus Haydon, about watching football in one of the oldest footballing countries - Uruguay.
29.04.2018

The Future of Safe Standing

Safe standing - also known as 'rail seating' - has been proven to be a safe way to enable football fans to stand at matches and is at use in Celtic, Dortmund and elsewhere.  The UK government has not allowed trials in England and Wales, but a groundswe...
15.04.2018

Episode 26: The History of England v Germany

We look at the history of one of the biggest rivalries in international football - England v Germany - with football historian Dr. Christoph Wagner.