33 episodes

A narrative show about football and the human connection behind the beautiful game.

By Association James Parkinson

    • Sports
    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

A narrative show about football and the human connection behind the beautiful game.

    The Telstar

    The Telstar

    In 1970, a football legend was born. Inspired by a NASA satellite and motivated by a global television audience, Adidas created an iconic match ball that would leave a lasting legacy.

    • 13 min
    You Are The Ref

    You Are The Ref

    It's one of the most challenging and criticised jobs in football; what motivates someone to be a referee?

    • 21 min
    Pohnpei: Football's Ultimate Underdogs

    Pohnpei: Football's Ultimate Underdogs

    Determined to fulfil a boyhood dream of playing international football, Paul Watson went searching for a minnow team that would provide an easy path to a national cap. But in discovering the remote Pacific island of Pohnpei, who's team was dubbed 'the worst in the world', Paul found himself on a new quest: coaching a national football team.

    • 25 min
    The first Women's World Cup

    The first Women's World Cup

    The origin story of the United States Women's National Team, and their historic victory at the first ever Women's World Cup .

    • 24 min
    Saving Hakeem al-Araibi

    Saving Hakeem al-Araibi

    The story of refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, and the global campaign that saved his life.

    • 30 min
    Introducing By Association

    Introducing By Association

    This is By Association, human stories from the beautiful game.

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Jonnoz20 ,

Well worth your time!

The best thing about this show is it genuinely leaves you with something to think about. They are short but they leave such an impact. The episode about the villa fan had me crying in my kitchen at 7 in the morning! 5/5

inallairness | NBA history pod ,

A great listen, even for non-football fans.

James has something special with this podcast. The great thing about his show is the depth and variety of topics - all within the confines of a football-related narrative. I played football as a youngster, however, I don't even follow or watch the sport today. That speaks volumes, as I look forward to each episode as if I were a keen fan of 'the beautiful game'. Well done, James.

killerpassport ,

Intriguing football stories and great production

In a world of infinite football stories, the 3nil team manage to find and share stories from perspectives we often don't get to hear. High quality production and insightful narratives make me want to listen every time! Looking forward to the future episodes.

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