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The Football Pink Podcast is a documentary podcast series bringing you long-form stories and nostalgia from across the world of football. Hosted by Roddy Cairns (@RoddyGCairns) and featuring an array of Football Pink contributors.

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The Football Pink Podcast is a documentary podcast series bringing you long-form stories and nostalgia from across the world of football. Hosted by Roddy Cairns (@RoddyGCairns) and featuring an array of Football Pink contributors.

    Raffaele Vallone: Footballer, Actor, Renaissance Man

    Raffaele Vallone: Footballer, Actor, Renaissance Man

    Sports stars appearing in the movie business is a crossover which has had decidedly mixed results. Think Ally McCoist in A Shot at Glory, Michael Jordan/LeBron James in the Space Jam duology, or Vinnie Jones in just about every hard man movie ever made.  But Italian Rafaelle Vallone was an exception, a guy who burnished his career as an international standard footballer with spells as a lawyer, a journalist and, ultimately, a Hollywood movie star. Host Roddy Cairns (@RoddyGCairns) is joined by Kirsty McLeod (@kmcleodr) to tell the story of football’s ultimate renaissance man. Based on an original article by James Jackson (@mins10ffc).



    Music credits (as edited):

    Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show)

    Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first)

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 15 min
    Roy Hodgson: English football’s modern trailblazer

    Roy Hodgson: English football’s modern trailblazer

    Roy Hodgson may be known in England as "Uncle Roy", a comforting figure who feels like part of the English game’s furniture, his mild manners and conservative tactics an apparent throwback to the good old days. But that image of Hodgson doesn’t even begin to tell the story of a man whose career was longer, wider, braver and stranger than almost all of his countrymen. On this episode of the Football Pink Podcast, host Roddy Cairns (@RoddyGCairns) is joined by Graham Hollingsworth (@GramH75) and Pete Spencer (@irishpete67) to look back at the longer and more interesting era of Hodgson's career, when he was a trailblazing English maverick making a name for himself on foreign shores.



    Music credits (as edited):

    Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show)

    Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first)

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 20 min
    Solid defending and Socialism: North Korea at the World Cup

    Solid defending and Socialism: North Korea at the World Cup

    When it comes to the FIFA World Cup, there are certain teams that we expect to be there. The European Aristocracy of Italy, Germany and France, the exciting and cultured South American behemoths of Argentina and Brazil. But every 4 years the World Cup also throws up some less expected participants, little known teams from far flung countries who add to the mystique of the game. Host Roddy Cairns (@RoddyGCairns) is joined by Jack Wills (Jack_Wills_95) and Liam Togher (@liamtogher88) to look back on World Cup 2010, which was graced by the secretive so-called hermit Kingdom of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – or North Korea, to you and me.



    Music credits (as edited):

    Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show)

    Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first)

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 19 min
    Bobby Robson's Ipswich: Unlikely Kings of Europe

    Bobby Robson's Ipswich: Unlikely Kings of Europe

    Ipswich Town are the very definition of a provincial side, the East Anglian club being so far removed from the glitz and glamour of England’s capital that they are nicknamed the Tractor Boys. But there was a time not so long ago when they competed with the very best the continent had to offer. Host Roddy Cairns (@RoddyGCairns) is joined by Graham Hollingsworth (@GramH75) and James Bolam (@JamesBolam) to look back on Ipswich under Bobby Robson – a tale of growth, grit, and European glory.



    Music credits (as edited):

    Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show)

    Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first)

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 18 min
    The strange life and death of Lutz Eigendorf, the “Beckenbauer of the East”

    The strange life and death of Lutz Eigendorf, the “Beckenbauer of the East”

    East German international Lutz Eigendorf, known as the ‘Beckenbauer of the East’, was last seen on 5th March 1983 drinking at his local bar. Earlier that day his club, Braunschweig, had lost to Bochum. A few hours later, Eigendorf’s car was found wrapped round a tree and the midfielder had sustained injuries that would lead to his death in hospital a few days later. With his alcohol level apparently very high, the police labelled the crash a drink-related accident, but a number of suspicious circumstances point to an altogether more chilling possibility – that Eigendorf was murdered by the Stasi. Host Roddy Cairns (@RoddyGCairns) is joined by Pete Spencer (@irishpete67) to discuss Eigendorf's life and death. 

    Music credits (as edited):

    Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show)

    Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first)

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 13 min
    The Football Pink's Greatest...Strikers

    The Football Pink's Greatest...Strikers

    If you ask any little girl or boy who their favourite player is, it will usually be a striker. These guys are the finishers, the heroes who get us off our seats, the gunslingers who roll into town and change the game using one simple thing – goals. They cost more than anyone else, sell more shirts than anyone else, and make more headlines than anyone else. On today’s episode of The Football Pink Podcast, our writers make the case for why their favourite striker can truly be considered the greatest.

    Contributors: Pete Spencer, James Bolam, Rodney McCain, Matt Leslie

    Music credits (as edited):

    Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show)

    Fearless First by Kevin MacLeod (Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3742-fearless-first)

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 20 min

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