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The Playmaker from Tortoise - one story every day to make sense of the beautiful game. 
Tortoise is a news start-up devoted to slow journalism. We take news slowly. We tell stories that really matter, and take time to see the full picture.
If you want more slow and considered journalism, you can become a member of Tortoise and get access to more of our stories, contribute to our journalism and join us at events in our newsroom, in person and online. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/friend and use the code Chloe50 for membership for just £50 per year.

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The Playmaker from Tortoise - one story every day to make sense of the beautiful game. 
Tortoise is a news start-up devoted to slow journalism. We take news slowly. We tell stories that really matter, and take time to see the full picture.
If you want more slow and considered journalism, you can become a member of Tortoise and get access to more of our stories, contribute to our journalism and join us at events in our newsroom, in person and online. Just go to tortoisemedia.com/friend and use the code Chloe50 for membership for just £50 per year.

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    Introducing: Sport Sensemaker from Tortoise

    Introducing: Sport Sensemaker from Tortoise

    Sign up to our new free weekly newsletter here: https://torto.se/3Ag3MfV
    We're delighted to announce the launch of a new, free weekly newsletter covering the inner workings of global sport.
    Each week, award-winning sports writer Paul Hayward will bring analysis of how the world of sport really operates, asking: where does the power lie? How will sports evolve? What is their role in modern life?
    Sign up for free here: https://torto.se/3Ag3MfV

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    • 1 min
    Ep 190: End of season review - part two

    Ep 190: End of season review - part two

    Chloe Beresford and Andrew Butler continue to reflect on the 2021/2022 season. In this final episode of the Playmaker they discuss club ownership, diversity in football and the overall state of English football.
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    • 7 min
    Ep 189: End of season review - part one

    Ep 189: End of season review - part one

    Chloe Beresford and Andrew Butler reflect on the 2021/2022 season. In part one they discuss the return of fans to stadiums after Covid restrictions, preparations for the Qatar World Cup and the state of the women's game.
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    • 7 min
    Ep 188: A day of great importance

    Ep 188: A day of great importance

    17-year-old Jake Daniels has become the first male footballer in the UK to come out as gay in 32 years. So how has the journey to get here taken so long?
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    • 6 min
    Ep 187: Milan’s glory days return

    Ep 187: Milan’s glory days return

    Seven years ago, neither of Milan’s clubs made the top four in Italian football. Now, they’re vying for the Serie A title. How have the good times returned to the city?
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    • 5 min
    Ep 186: The Ewood Express

    Ep 186: The Ewood Express

    Yasir Sufi is the award-winning integration and development manager at Blackburn Rovers. His work is making a huge difference to a town where racial disparities have been a problem for decades. How has he done it?
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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

davopimlico90 ,

Love it!

Totally refreshed my interest in football. None of the partisan noise just a fresh considered take on what’s going on and the stories I’ve missed from the daily news cycle. Thoroughly recommend to any fan

tyro toxism ,

Fresh take on football

Great bitesize stories from all around the world of football.

It touches on aspects of the game I usually wouldn’t have thought about, and avoids the trap many football podcasts fall into of focusing only on the latest results of the top premier league clubs.

I never miss an episode.

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