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Outside Write is a blog dedicated to football travel, culture and history. In this podcast we discuss travel tips for watching football abroad, discuss football history, sociology and review books.

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Outside Write is a blog dedicated to football travel, culture and history. In this podcast we discuss travel tips for watching football abroad, discuss football history, sociology and review books.

    Groundhopping in Norway

    Groundhopping in Norway

    My guest is Marius Helgå as we discuss groundhopping in Norway. It's Western Europe's longest country at 1,750km with clubs stretching from the south right up to the Arctic Circle. We discuss some big names like Vålerenga, Lyn, Odds, Viking, and Bergen, plus some smaller clubs and the national side. We also look at Norwegian fan culture and its influences, cheifly drawn from England and Germany.

    • 34 min
    Euro '84: 'Danish Dynamite' and 'La Carré Magique'...

    Euro '84: 'Danish Dynamite' and 'La Carré Magique'...

    My guest is Aidan Williams, whose new book 'Euro 1984: The Greatest Tournament You Never Saw'.
    Back when the Euros was a proper elite eight-team tournament, France provided a sublime and dramatic tournament spearheaded by Michel Platini, who bagged nine goals in just five games as France won its first major tournament.

    • 36 min
    The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

    The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)

    My guest is Ben Jackson, whose book The Africa Cup of Nations: The History of an Underappreciated Tournament came out in time for the 2024 edition of AFCON. We look back at the tournament's roots, its key moments and players, plus where does it go from here?

    • 28 min
    The Superga Air Tragedy and Il Grande Torino

    The Superga Air Tragedy and Il Grande Torino

    My guest is Roberto Pennino, whose book 'Immortal Torino' covers the story of 'Il Grande Torino' - the Great Torino FC side that dominated Italian football in the 1940s. Tragically, the team and coaching staff all died as their plane descended into Turin on the way home from a friendly match in Lisbon against Benfica, crashing into the Basilica di Superga. 

    • 30 min
    "The Hermit Kingdom": Football in Stalinist Albania

    "The Hermit Kingdom": Football in Stalinist Albania

    My guest is Phil Harrison, whose debut book explores football in Europe's last communist state, Albania. It's a fascinated story of football in a secretive and isolated country.

    • 36 min
    Winner Stays On: Groundhopping Every Round of the FA Cup

    Winner Stays On: Groundhopping Every Round of the FA Cup

    My guest is Ruben Clark (RM Clark), whose new book Winner Stays On covers his travels around England following clubs through every round of the FA Cup, trailing the winner of matches into the next round all the way up to the final. It's a fascinating insight into the English regions and the football pyramid.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

The Placid Casual ,

Great podcast, very informative

I’m really enjoying going through the episodes. Hope more are made.

john_mcal ,

Brilliant podcast

As a football fan who’s interested in the history of the game and groundhopping around the world this podcast is absolutely ideal. Perfect.

Guy Hospitale 60 ,

Really enjoyed the DDR episode

Great podcast, well done all involved

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