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All the soccer history and explainers you can handle

Soccer 101 TSS

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All the soccer history and explainers you can handle

    #73 "You're not singing anymore!" A brief history of chanting and singing in football

    #73 "You're not singing anymore!" A brief history of chanting and singing in football

    Ryan is joined by Graham and Taylor to discuss the history of chanting and singing at football: how did it start, how has it evolved, why does it lend itself to problematic lyrics, and what are our favorites from history. There was a lot more singing than 2/3 of the podcast members were comfortable with, but hopefully that translates to 100% of listeners enjoying the episode!
    Today's episode is sponsored by NetSuite! Head on over to NetSuite.com/sports to get started with their specialized financial packages. 
    The Soccer 101 theme, and plenty of other excellent music, can be found right here: https://aerialist.bandcamp.com.

    • 49 min
    #72 How does World Cup qualification work? AFC, CAF, Concacaf, Conmebol, Oceania, and UEFA explained!

    #72 How does World Cup qualification work? AFC, CAF, Concacaf, Conmebol, Oceania, and UEFA explained!

    This episode of 101 fell in an international break, so Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Joe Lowery and Graham Ruthven are here to discuss the process of World Cup qualification. We run through how each of FIFA’s confederations determine their participants in soccer’s showpiece, and suggest some alternative methods that might be used.
    The Soccer 101 theme, and plenty of other excellent music, can be found right here: https://aerialist.bandcamp.com.

    • 40 min
    #71 Why isn't Scotland better at football, aka fitba?

    #71 Why isn't Scotland better at football, aka fitba?

    Graham Ruthven takes us through a history of Scottish football, from their role in helping develop and spread the game to The Three Kings era to a mythical time when they qualified for multiple World Cups in a row. But what's gone wrong since then, why has domestic football in Scotland suffered, and where can it go from here? Plus, pronunciation quizzes and Graham getting uncomfortable talking about his personal life!
    This episode is brought to you by ExpressVPN! Go to expressvpn.com/soccer to get 3 additional months for free!
    The Soccer 101 theme (and plenty of other excellent music) can be found right here: https://aerialist.bandcamp.com.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    #70 Everything you need to know about MLS All-Star Game, past, present and future

    #70 Everything you need to know about MLS All-Star Game, past, present and future

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery discuss Major League Soccer’s showpiece event, the All-Star Game! The gang look at its history, the events that surround it, and suggest some intriguing tweaks to the format… 
    Alternate title: Hey now, you’re an (MLS) All-Star (Game)!
    The Soccer 101 theme (and plenty of other excellent music) can be found right here: https://aerialist.bandcamp.com.

    • 33 min
    #69 The complete history of soccer kits

    #69 The complete history of soccer kits

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery talk about uniforms! When did they first appear in soccer, how did teams pick their colors and what are the modern economics of jersey sales?
    This episode is brought to you by ExpressVPN! Go to expressvpn.com/soccer to get 3 additional months for free!
    This episode features (excellent) contributions from Charlotte FC midfielder Brandt Bronico, who is an ambassador for Soccer Resilience (soccerresilience.com), a sports mindset agency.

    • 54 min
    #68 What do footballers do in the off-season?

    #68 What do footballers do in the off-season?

    On this episode of Soccer 101, Ryan Bailey, Taylor Rockwell, Graham Ruthven and Joe Lowery look at what happens between seasons! Do players actually get any time off these days? If so, what do they do with it? And how do they get back up to speed when pre-season comes around? 
    This episode is brought to you by ExpressVPN! Go to expressvpn.com/soccer to get 3 additional months for free!
    This episode features (excellent) contributions from Charlotte FC midfielder Brandt Bronico, who is an ambassador for Soccer Resilience (soccerresilience.com), a sports mindset agency.

    • 35 min

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More great stuff from TSS!

Super insightful!

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Fantastic podcast!

If your new with soccer, this podcast is super useful, and if your not, it’s super interesting! Learnt a lot more about offsides, even tho I thought I knew everything! Worth a listen to!

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