A documentary podcast on a different football club every month, told through the fans' eyes.
Blackpool: Going Home
Blackpool was the scene of our first ever Who Are Ya episode, where we joined an Anti-Oyston protest march.
Thanks to the hard work, dedication and persistence of Blackpool FC supporters, they Oystons have at long last been ousted.
Nearly two years after we recorded the first Who Are Ya, we joined the Blackpool fans again - as the Bloomfield Road turnstiles welcomed back so many old friends.
Here is a short episode, where they tell us in their own words, what it means to be going home.
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Interviews by David Cowlishaw
Football and Tragedy
This episode is different from our usual club-focussed approach as we explore football’s relationship with tragedy. The history of football has unfortunately been littered with tragic events, but has football changed how it deals with death? Can football be a force for good in dealing with grief, or has the media turned death into spectacle?
Crewe Alexandra: Grey Clouds
Crewe Alexandra are known all across the UK for their investment in young talent and producing the stars of the future.
The Railwaymen have had mixed fortunes in League Two this season, but fans have an opportunity to directly air their grievances to the manager David Artell.
However, grey clouds hang overhead, as fans come to terms with the aftermath of the football sexual abuse scandal. How has this changed things at Gresty Road? We went to find out.
Who Are Ya Talks... Justin Walley
In this episode we speak to an International Manager. Justin Walley was the manager of the Matebeleland football team in the 2018 conifa world cup. His is a football journey that’s taken him from Leicestershire to Zimbabwe via setting up a team Latvia and travelling the world in the name of football .
His book ‘One football no nets’ the story of Matebeleland’s journey to the alternative world cup in London is out now. We chat about the book, CONIFA, meeting Bruce Grobbelear in a car park and what it is that inspired Justin to travel the world in search of football.
In case we don’t see you before then, from myself and Ben, have a great Christmas and a happy new year too.
SS Lazio: Ultra Blues
Ben flies to Rome in the latest episode of Who Are Ya to see Lazio in action.
After the game, every time he tells people about his football experience, it always gets the same response.
"That's the team with the fascist links?"
Instead of sitting there and nodding along, Ben set out to learn more around the elephant in the room of I Biancocelesti, and ask Lazio fans Who Are Ya?
Who Are Ya Talks... Daniel Gray
Daniel Gray, author of several football books including 'Black Boots and Football Pinks: 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game', speaks to David Cowlishaw about that book, stadiums, the inherent geekiness of football fans and what we love and hate about the way the game has changed.
Daniel's book is available here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/black-boots-and-football-pinks-9781472958860/
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Blue Moon Risen
Make no mistake, I ain’t a blue, but listening to another of the well researched and produced Who are Ya podcasts, I have to doth my cap to the Manchester blues. Without this, I would never have known ....
Not a single mention of agency involvement. You need to do some research and discover the true reason behind the decline of this famous club.
Love it. It's well-researched, smoothly narrated and really enjoyable.