205 episodes

The Blizzard is dedicated to sharing football stories you won't find anywhere else.

Hear fascinating tales from behind the matches which changed the course of footballing history with Jonathan Wilson, Marcus Speller and a special guest every week on 'Greatest Games'. Exclusively available on The Blizzard's podcast feed.

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

The Blizzard is dedicated to sharing football stories you won't find anywhere else.

Hear fascinating tales from behind the matches which changed the course of footballing history with Jonathan Wilson, Marcus Speller and a special guest every week on 'Greatest Games'. Exclusively available on The Blizzard's podcast feed.

    Greatest Games: Sao Paulo 1 Newell’s Old Boys 0, 1992

    Greatest Games: Sao Paulo 1 Newell’s Old Boys 0, 1992

    On this week's Greatest Games, Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller head back to June 1992 for the Copa Libertadores Final second leg between Sao Paulo and Newell's Old Boys - joining them to discuss it is Joshua Law.

    Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to numerous publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.





    Marcus Speller is a host of the Football Ramble podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan.

    Joshua Law is the features editor for Planet Football.

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    • 47 min
    Greatest Games: Slovenia 2 Ukraine 1, 1999

    Greatest Games: Slovenia 2 Ukraine 1, 1999

    On this week's Greatest Games, Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller are joined by Dave Farrar to review the Euro 2000 play-off first leg between Slovenia and Ukraine in 1999.

    Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to numerous publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.





    Marcus Speller is a host of the Football Ramble podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan.

    Dave Farrar is a football commentator and writer, who covered the finals of the European Championships in 2000 and 2004.

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    • 47 min
    Greatest Games: Spurs 3 Manchester City 2, 1981

    Greatest Games: Spurs 3 Manchester City 2, 1981

    On this week's Greatest Games, Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller head back to 1981 with Steve Tongue to review the FA Cup Final Replay between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City.

    Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to numerous publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.





    Marcus Speller is a host of the Football Ramble podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan.

    Steve Tongue is an author and former sports journalist who has covered nine World Cups - his latest publication is a book on the history of football in the West Midlands called West Midlands: Turf Wars.

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    • 53 min
    Greatest Games: Chelsea 0 Sunderland 3, 2010

    Greatest Games: Chelsea 0 Sunderland 3, 2010

    On this week's Greatest Games, Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller are joined by Nick Barnes to discuss Sunderland's surprise victory over Carlo Ancelotti's Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

    Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to numerous publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.





    Marcus Speller is a host of the Football Ramble podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan.

    Nick Barnes is a commentator for Sunderland at BBC Radio Newcastle.

    Listen to every episode of Greatest Games: theblizzard.co.uk/podcasts/greatest-games
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    • 44 min
    Greatest Games: Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich 2, 2013

    Greatest Games: Borussia Dortmund 1 Bayern Munich 2, 2013

    On this week's Greatest Games, Christoph Biermann joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller to discuss the all-German Champions League final of 2012/13 between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Wembley.

    Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to numerous publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.





    Marcus Speller is a host of the Football Ramble podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan.

    Christoph Biermann is a reporter for 11Freunde in Berlin and author of Football Hackers: The Science and Art of a Data Revolution.

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    • 52 min
    Greatest Games: Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 3, 2014

    Greatest Games: Crystal Palace 3 Liverpool 3, 2014

    On this week's Greatest Games, Ben Bailey Smith joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller to remember the infamous Crystanbul night at Selhurst Park.

    Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine. He’s contributed to numerous publications including the Guardian and Sports Illustrated as well as having authored Behind the Curtain, Inverting the Pyramid, The Outsider, Angels with Dirty Faces and most recently The Names Heard Long Ago, among others.





    Marcus Speller is a host of the Football Ramble podcast as well as Answerable Questions with Questionable Answers. Marcus also regularly hosts our live Q&A events across the country alongside Jonathan.

    Ben Bailey-Smith is a comedian, actor, screenwriter, voiceover artist and producer.

    Listen to every episode of Greatest Games: theblizzard.co.uk/podcasts/greatest-games
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

kjhuugy ,

Great Pod

Jonathan Wilson takes research to a new level. I cannot commend this pod high enough. It is just a pity that he is referred to as “Wilson” he deserves his full title or at least his Christian name !!

Matt, Sydney/London ,

Fantastic

Please please please bring bang the theme tune from the Football Ramble days. 5 stars regardless.

buhpuhguh ,

The thinking persons football podcast

I only came across 'The Blizzard' in the past few weeks and figured I would try the podcasts as an intro to the publications. I love these episodes, they are perfect for the trips to and from work (45-60 minutes for me). They are insightful and well thought out.
I find a lot of media regarding football is rubbishy, and even opinion pieces seem to lack the quality and depth that 'The Bizzard' harnesses. I live in Sydney where our mainstream media outlets have invested interests in other types of football (Rugby League, AFL) and are heavily against traditional Football. Hearing a quality podcast highlighting stories from the world of football that are often lost or ignored brings a certain culture or insight that I wasn't witness to in the past.

Definitely recommend anyone who likes to think a bit to have a listen. I don't say that as a warning for non-intellectuals, I'm just a tradesman with basic education. It's just a refreshing change

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