7 episodes

Get ready for the new football season with this groundbreaking new series that explores how the evolution of today’s beautiful game begins at Barcelona 25 years ago with the pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff and was taken on by the likes of Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mournino and Pep Guardiola.
Over six weekly episodes, the Football Ramble's Marcus Speller along with a panel of experts, will take an in depth look six incredible matches that changed football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Cruyff’s Barcelona to Mourinho's Real Madrid, Ferguson's Manchester United to Guardiola’s Manchester City.
If you love football, then this is a must listen! Launching on Thursday 26th July.
The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a book written by one of the panellists, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback, ebook and audiobook.

The Barcelona Legacy Podcast Bonnier Books UK Audio

    • Sports

Get ready for the new football season with this groundbreaking new series that explores how the evolution of today’s beautiful game begins at Barcelona 25 years ago with the pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff and was taken on by the likes of Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mournino and Pep Guardiola.
Over six weekly episodes, the Football Ramble's Marcus Speller along with a panel of experts, will take an in depth look six incredible matches that changed football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Cruyff’s Barcelona to Mourinho's Real Madrid, Ferguson's Manchester United to Guardiola’s Manchester City.
If you love football, then this is a must listen! Launching on Thursday 26th July.
The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a book written by one of the panellists, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback, ebook and audiobook.

    Barcelona v Real Madrid 2010

    Barcelona v Real Madrid 2010

    Barcelona 5, Real Madrid 0. The first meeting between Pep Guardiola
    and Jose Mourinho since the latter had left Inter (having beaten Barca
    on his way to the Champions League crown) and joined Real.
    Mourinho had been recruited by Real Madrid as the antidote to
    Guardiola, the man who could topple Barcelona and bring silverware
    back to Madrid. But after this drubbing, many were left wondering if
    the plan had backfired.


    In this, the final episode in the series, Marcus Speller and Jonathan
    Wilson are joined by Ian Hawkey (The Sunday Times) to discuss the
    2010 Classico and a season that went on to define the
    Guardiola/Mourinho relationship and their respective styles of play
    ever since.


    The last in a six-part football series that explores how the evolution
    of today’s beautiful game began at Barcelona 25 years ago with the
    pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff and was then taken on by the likes of
    Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.


    Essential listening for anyone who loves football – past, present and
    future!


    Over six episodes, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson
    and the Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, along with a panel of
    experts, take an in depth look at six incredible matches that changed
    football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Johan
    Cruyff’s Barcelona to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, Alex Ferguson’s
    Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.


    The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a
    book written by Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback,
    eBook and audiobook. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 39 min
    Barcelona v Inter 2010

    Barcelona v Inter 2010

    The 2009 Champions League group stage saw Pep Guardiola and Jose
    Mourinho go head to head for the first time as coaches.
    Few were surprised when Barcelona came out on top. But then they met again
    in the semi final stage of the same competition and the result was
    different – dramatically so. And so began one of the game’s most
    intriguing and bitter rivalries.


    In this episode, Marcus Speller and Jonathan Wilson are joined by
    freelance sports writer and broadcaster, Paolo Bandini to discuss the
    semi final second leg between Barcelona and Inter – a match
    that saw the Italians put a serious dent in the Catalan club’s aura of
    invincibility.
    Essential listening for anyone who loves football – past, present and
    future!


    Over six episodes, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson
    and the Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, along with a panel of
    experts, take an in depth look at six incredible matches that changed
    football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Johan
    Cruyff’s Barcelona to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, Alex Ferguson’s
    Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
    The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a
    book written by Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback,
    eBook and audiobook. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Barcelona v Manchester United 2009

    Barcelona v Manchester United 2009

    It was a match that had everything – the Champions League Final in 2009 between Barcelona and Manchester United: two of the biggest clubs in the world, playing the best football, facing off in the final; Guardiola v Ferguson; the young pretender v the seasoned veteran; Messi v Ronaldo. It was a mouth-watering prospect.


    In the end though, it was a match up that did not live up to its billing – at least not for United fans – as Barcelona dismantled their opponents with a mesmerising display of possession football. It was the day that Guardiola showed the world just how good a coach he had become. A match that secured him and Barcelona a treble in his first season and showed that he had taken the Cruyffian principles he had leant as a player in the 90s and evolved them into a devastating new style of play.


    In this episode Marcus Speller and Jonathan Wilson are joined by Miguel Delaney (Chief Football Writer at The Independent) to discuss the 2009 Champions League Final between Barcelona and Manchester United.


    This new six-part football series explores how the evolution of today’s beautiful game began at Barcelona 25 years ago with the pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff and was then taken on by the likes of Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.


    Essential listening for anyone who loves football – past, present and future!


    Over six episodes, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson and the Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, along with a panel of experts, take an in depth look at six incredible matches that changed football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.


    The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a book written by Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback, eBook and audiobook. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min
    Chelsea v Barcelona 2005

    Chelsea v Barcelona 2005

    Tuesday 8th March 2005, Chelsea v Barcelona at Stamford Bridge – Jose Mourinho faces off against the club he left five years earlier, a club he knows inside and out, a club he felt rejected by, a club playing a style of football he no longer believes in.


    In this episode Marcus Speller and Jonathan Wilson are joined by John Brewin (Guardian) to discuss the 2005 Champions League last 16 second leg between Chelsea and Barcelona – a match that saw the London club playing some of the most exciting football of the whole of Mourinho's career and resulted in his beating his old club playing his own brand of football.


    This new six-part football series explores how the evolution of today’s beautiful game began at Barcelona 25 years ago with the pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff and was then taken on by the likes of Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.


    Essential listening for anyone who loves football – past, present and future!


    Over six episodes, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson and the Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, along with a panel of experts, take an in depth look at six incredible matches that changed football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.


    The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a book written by Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback, eBook and audiobook. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 31 min
    Barcelona v AC Milan 1994

    Barcelona v AC Milan 1994

    In this episode Marcus Speller and Jonathan Wilson are joined by Gabriele Marcotti (The Times and Sports Illustrated) to discuss the 1994 Champions League Final between Barcelona and AC Milan. It was a match that marked the end of Cruyff's reign at Barcelona – a reign that had of unprecedented success and a hailed a new style of play that influenced the generation to follow – especially a young midfielder by the name of Pep Guardiola.


    The six part series explores how the evolution of today’s beautiful game of football began at Barcelona, 25 years ago, with the pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff and was taken on by the likes of Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Pepe Guardiola.


    Over six episodes, the Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, along with a panel of experts, takes an in depth look at six incredible matches that changed football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.


    The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a book written by one of the panelists, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback, eBook and audiobook For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Liverpool v Manchester City 2018

    Liverpool v Manchester City 2018

    The first episode in a new six-part football series that explores how the evolution of today’s beautiful game began at Barcelona 25 years ago with the pioneering ideas of Johan Cruyff, and was then taken on by the likes of Louis Van Gaal, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola.


    In this episode we begin at the end of this story, looking at a classic match from the 2018 season which illustrates Cruyff's enduring legacy today.


    In January 2018 Liverpool played host to Manchester City in a match that upset a remarkable winning run. Klopp – so often Kryptonite to Guardiola teams – had done it again. It was a result that had clear similarities to another match twenty four years earlier, from Guardiola's time at Barcelona in the 90s. Marcus Speller and Jonathan Wilson are joined by Jack Pitt-Brooke (The Independent) to discuss this extraordinary match, a ground-breaking City team and the lessons from the past.


    Essential listening for anyone who loves football – past, present and future!


    Over six episodes, Guardian football correspondent Jonathan Wilson and the Football Ramble’s Marcus Speller, along with a panel of experts, take an in depth look at six incredible matches that changed football and helped to define this footballing evolution, from Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona to Jose Mourinho’s Real Madrid, Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.


    The series coincides with the release of The Barcelona Legacy – a book written by Jonathan Wilson – out this month in hardback, eBook and audiobook. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

One Night in Turin ,

Fantastic

So engaging and interesting. Love it.

earlybird04 ,

Superb

Excellent knowledge, anything with Wilson is great

Sharkarov ,

Essential listening for football lovers

Brilliant for understanding today’s football styles and rivalries. Essential listening for football lovers everywhere - no matter who you support. Outstanding analysis.

Top Podcasts In Sports

Listeners Also Subscribed To