17 episodes

The Sporticos Football Stories Podcast is the place to be for in-depth analysis of football clubs. Every week, Craig Hanson sits down with a fan of a particular team and does a deep dive into that institution. From ancient history to the here and now, from fond memories of glory to tragic nightmares best forgotten. On Football Stories, you will hear it all - the good, the bad and the ugly. Guests are often journalists, former players, fan group representatives, all with different perspectives and experiences to share about the teams they adore.

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The Sporticos Football Stories Podcast is the place to be for in-depth analysis of football clubs. Every week, Craig Hanson sits down with a fan of a particular team and does a deep dive into that institution. From ancient history to the here and now, from fond memories of glory to tragic nightmares best forgotten. On Football Stories, you will hear it all - the good, the bad and the ugly. Guests are often journalists, former players, fan group representatives, all with different perspectives and experiences to share about the teams they adore.

    Tushar Bahl (Borussia Dortmund)

    Tushar Bahl (Borussia Dortmund)

    On this episode of The Sporticos Football Stories Podcast, Craig Hanson talks to Tushar Bahl (@TusharBahl_), Borussia Dortmund fan and freelance sports writer from India. Tushar serves as the site expert for BVB Buzz (@BVBBuzz) a Dortmund fan blog which is part of the FanSided network.

    Tushar tells us about his experiences watching Dortmund games from afar, the difference between experiencing games as a fan and as an analyst, the work Marco Rose is doing at the club this season and much, much more.

    We hope that you will enjoy this episode and thank you so much for listening.

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    Head to Sporticos: Football Today for news, data and live streaming.

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    Craig Hanson: @CraigSporticos

    • 53 min
    Pauly Kwestel (Manchester United)

    Pauly Kwestel (Manchester United)

    On this episode of The Sporticos Football Stories Podcast, Craig Hanson talks to Pauly Kwestel (@pkwestel), Manchester United fan and data/tactical analyst from New York City. Pauly contributes to The Busby Babe (@TheBusbyBabe), a United fan blog which is part of the SB Nation Family, and also publishes his analyses on his very own Substack page - kwestthoughts.substack.com

    Pauly tells us all about the football fan culture that has emerged in New York, his trip to Old Trafford to see The Red Devils, the tactics of modern day United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and much, much more.

    We hope that you will enjoy this episode and thank you so much for listening.

    PLEASE LEAVE US A SHORT 5* REVIEW.

    It only takes a second for you but means everything to us! This is the only chance we have at growing our show.

    Send us questions about your favourite teams and we will put them to our future guests - show@sporticos.com

    Head to Sporticos: Football Today for news, data and live streaming.

    Follow us on Twitter:

    Sporticos: @SporticosCom

    Craig Hanson: @CraigSporticos

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Ross Kennerley (Arsenal)

    Ross Kennerley (Arsenal)

    On this episode of The Sporticos Football Stories Podcast, Craig Hanson talks to Ross Kennerley (@SwedishRoss), Arsenal fan and site expert for Pain in the Arsenal (@PaininthArsenal), a Gunners fan site on the FanSided Network. Ross grew up in Sweden where he fell in love with Freddie Ljungberg and the rest of Arsene Wenger’s fantastic 90s/00s team. He’s been obsessed ever since.

    Ross takes us down memory lane to talk about his first moments as a fan and his earliest heroes before getting to more contemporary issues like Mikel Arteta, Stan Kroenke and expectations for this season. Like many who went before him, Ross runs the gauntlet in “Do You Know Your Heroes?” to finish up the show.

    We hope you will enjoy this episode and thank you so much for listening.

    PLEASE LEAVE US A SHORT 5* REVIEW. It only takes a second for you but means everything to us! This is the only way we can grow the community. Thanks so much in advance!

    Send us questions about your favourite teams and we will put them to our future guests - show@sporticos.com

    Head to Sporticos: Football Today for news, data and live streaming.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Sam Blakey (Sunderland)

    Sam Blakey (Sunderland)

    On this episode of The Sporticos Football Stories Podcast, Craig Hanson talks to Sam Blakey, a podcaster and lifelong Sunderland fan, who is part of the Roker Rapport podcast, from the Roker Report fanzine, part of the SB Nation family. Sam has seen his beloved club drop from finishing 10th in the Premier League to losing in the League One playoffs.

    The boys get into Sam’s earliest memories following the club, his childhood heroes, the Netflix documentary “Sunderland Till I Die”, playoff near misses and much, much more.

    We hope you will enjoy this episode and thank you so much for listening.

    Please like, review and share the podcast wherever you listen. Tell your friends about it. This really helps a small show like ours to grow.

    Send us questions about your favourite teams and we will put them to our future guests - show@sporticos.com

    Head to Sporticos: Football Today for news, data and live streaming.

    Follow us on Twitter:

    Sporticos: @SporticosCom

    Craig Hanson: @CraigSporticos

    Roker Report: @RokerReport

    Music by @BrainsBreakfast

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Scott McCarthy (Brighton & Hove Albion)

    Scott McCarthy (Brighton & Hove Albion)

    On this episode of The Sporticos Football Stories Podcast, Craig Hanson talks to Scott McCarthy, a football writer and lifelong Brighton & Hove Albion fan, who has covered the club for wearebrighton.com and several other national news outlets. He’s seen it all over the past thirty years with Brighton across four different stadiums and all four divisions of the football league.

    The boys discuss Scott’s first games as a very young child, the club almost going out of existence and the halcyon days that supporters are currently enjoying at the AMEX Stadium.

    We hope you will enjoy this episode and thank you so much for listening.

    Please like, review and share the podcast wherever you listen. Tell your friends about it. This really helps a small show like ours to grow.

    Send us questions about your favourite teams and we will put them to our future guests - show@sporticos.com

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    Follow us on Twitter:

    Sporticos: @SporticosCom

    Craig Hanson: @CraigSporticos

    We Are Brighton: @wearebrighton

    Music by @BrainsBreakfast

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Danny Penza (Juventus)

    Danny Penza (Juventus)

    On this episode of The Sporticos Football Stories Podcast, Craig Hanson meets Danny Penza, a long time Juventus fan and Chief Blogger at Black and White and Read All Over, a blogging community which is part of the SB Nation family. Danny is also a host of the Juventus podcast, The Old Lady Speaks. He is a passionate, knowledgeable speaker when it comes to all things surrounding the Turin club and makes for a fantastic guest.

    The boys discuss Danny’s beginnings as a Juventus fan, the controversies related to club president Andrea Agnelli, the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and much, much more.

    We hope you will enjoy this episode and thank you so much for listening.

    Please like, review and share the podcast wherever you listen. Tell your friends about it. This really helps a small show like ours to grow.

    Send us questions about your favourite teams and we will put them to our future guests - show@sporticos.com

    Head to Sporticos: Football Today for news, data and live streaming.

    Follow us on Twitter:

    Sporticos: @SporticosCom

    Craig Hanson: @CraigSporticos

    Danny Penza: @djp4cal

    Black and White and Read All Over: @JuventusNation

    • 1 hr 5 min

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