In the modern age, when football from across the globe can be streamed straight into our eyeballs with ever greater ease, it is easy to forget that things were not always this way. There was a time when foreign teams were the stuff of legend and imagination, of short newspaper reports and staccato radio bulletins. In 1945, there were few teams more exotic to the anglophone football fan than Dynamo Moscow, a team shrouded in mystery from behind the Iron Curtain. Host Roddy Cairns (@RoddyGCairns) is joined by Kirsty McLeod (@kmcleodr) and Pete Spencer (@irishpete67) to recount the story of how that side toured the British Isles in the aftermath of World War II – and the profound legacy they left.
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)