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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.

    Scotland at the 1954 and 1958 World Cups and the missed opportunities of the 1960s

    Scotland at the 1954 and 1958 World Cups and the missed opportunities of the 1960s

    To celebrate Scotland’s qualification for a first international tournament in 23 years, in the first episode of our new series looking at the nation's tournament history, we delve into their very first World Cups in 1954 and 1958, and the frustrations of the missed opportunities for the hugely talented squads of the 1960s.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ricky Hill talks talent, the Littlewoods Cup final against Arsenal and racism (part two)

    Ricky Hill talks talent, the Littlewoods Cup final against Arsenal and racism (part two)

    Ricky Hill was one of the players who helped to define the English game in the 1980s. Making his debut for Luton at 17 in that iconic Littlewoods Cup final against Arsenal, he was one of the most talented players of his generation. Unfortunately, transitioning from playing to coaching wasn't quite as easy. This is a stunning two-part interview from the man who brought the Rooney Rule to the attention of English football and remains at the forefront of the fight against racism. 

    • 59 min
    Ricky Hill talks talent, the Littlewoods Cup final against Arsenal and racism (part one)

    Ricky Hill talks talent, the Littlewoods Cup final against Arsenal and racism (part one)

    Ricky Hill was one of the players who helped to define the English game in the 1980s. Making his debut for Luton at 17 in that iconic Littlewoods Cup final against Arsenal, he was one of the most talented players of his generation. Unfortunately, transitioning from playing to coaching wasn't quite as easy. This is a stunning two-part interview from the man who brought the Rooney Rule to the attention of English football and remains at the forefront of the fight against racism. 

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Beautifully Designed Game with Liam Stokes-Massey

    The Beautifully Designed Game with Liam Stokes-Massey

    The Beautifully Designed Game podcast host, Marcus Marritt, sits down with an artist who goes by the very relevant title of The Pencil Craftsman, photo-realism illustrator and football shirt collector, Liam Stokes-Massey. From his approach to playing on instincts in midfield, working with both traditional media and digital tools, the joy of long sleeve shirts to the detail in illustrating football boots, Liam gives us real insights into his way of working and love of the game. Plus host Marcus reveals all on his future plans for working with Liam.

    • 46 min
    Fan protests, the European Super League and the betrayal of our clubs

    Fan protests, the European Super League and the betrayal of our clubs

    In Today's Football Times, our contemporary podcast, the team discuss fan protests, a number of issues around the European Super League, the betrayal of fans across the game, and the other problems in the modern game that the mood of protest could be focused on.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    A journey through the world of Valencia, past and present

    A journey through the world of Valencia, past and present

    It's a club that has scaled football's grandest peaks. And yet, Valencia have sat in the gutter more times than they'd care to remember. From the heroism of Mundo and Kempes to relegation in 1986 and a rebirth in the 1990s, modern Valencia was carved through hard work and struggle. And then came Cuper, and Rafa, and Aimar, Lopez, Mendieta, Baraja, Villa, Mata, Silva, Parejo and more. Brilliant footballers. Nostalgic times. The podcast team discuss all things Valencia. 

    • 1 hr 13 min

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