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Traversing the world of football in search of the stories that matter, brought to you by expert journalists and guests. Check out our award-winning print magazine.

    Euro 1980 and 1984: a new format and a new era of continental brilliance

    Euro 1980 and 1984: a new format and a new era of continental brilliance

    While Euro 1980 has long since faded to black, it was the first of the new tournament formats as West Germany, fired on by Klaus Allofs, triumphed over Belgium. Then, in 1984, the greatest individual showing at the finals, courtesy of Michel Platini's scarcely believable nine goals, would send a superb France team to their maiden international honour. 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Liverpool magazine: exclusive audio from our Jamie Carragher interview as we discuss the club

    The Liverpool magazine: exclusive audio from our Jamie Carragher interview as we discuss the club

    Liverpool, with a rich, unique and storied history, to go alongside their hypnotic contemporary resurgence, meant that gravity was always going to lead These Football Times to a magazine in their honour. Featuring exclusive audio from our interview with Jamie Carragher, join Stuart Horsfield, Steven Scragg, Gary Thacker and Jeff Goulding as they discuss our upcoming release.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Liverpool, Istanbul and the epic 2004/05 Champions League campaign

    Liverpool, Istanbul and the epic 2004/05 Champions League campaign

    Sarah Starkey talks to us about Liverpool's 2005 Champions League campaign, culminating in that epic comeback in Istanbul against AC Milan. From an inauspicious start that almost ended in elimination at the group stage to what is arguably the greatest European Cup final of all, this is the story of how a Steven Gerrard-inspired side cemented a young girl's love of Liverpool.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The European Championship 1960-1976: the old format, coin-toss wins, Panenka and lost glories

    The European Championship 1960-1976: the old format, coin-toss wins, Panenka and lost glories

    The European Championship is a constant shape-shifting entity, though first five finals were only four-nation events. From forgotten legends of yesteryear to coin-toss triumphs and Antonin Panenka's genius, this is the story of the tournament from 1960 to 1976 - part one of a new series discussing dissecting all finals ahead of Euro 2020.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Inside the weird and wonderful world of Club Tijuana, Mexico's maverick outsiders

    Inside the weird and wonderful world of Club Tijuana, Mexico's maverick outsiders

    As well as having a volatile political history, Mexico is one of the world's most passionate football countries, so there's little surprise that these two components of the North American nation combine. In this episode, we draw a focus on Club Tijuana as Edd Norval gives us a guided tour of the side, its colourful owner, and it's rapid rise through the league structure. We discuss its history, relations with other clubs and fans, and how a location near the border with the US has created unique opportunities for development.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    How Hungary's Magical Magyars wowed football against a backdrop of uncertainty at home

    How Hungary's Magical Magyars wowed football against a backdrop of uncertainty at home

    Hungary's Magical Magyars of the 1950s are one of the iconic sides in the history of world football. Their scintillating play took them to a World Cup final and a long unbeaten run, plus that infamous demolition of English superiority in 1953. Back at home, though, Hungary was anything but a happy place. Author and long-time Hungarian resident David Bailey guides us through the backdrop to those cherry-shirted magicians, looking at the various political powers of the time and how they influenced the development of Hungary's greatest generation.

    • 1 hr 17 min

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