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From triumph to tragedy: the Chapecoense story
Steven Bell joins the podcast team to talk about his book which details an incredible story of meteoric rise followed by devastating tragedy and the green shoots of recovery and redemption at Chapecoense. This is Steven's story about how he came to fall in love with Brazilian football and ultimately document its biggest tragedy.
Finding Jack Charlton
Join Gary, Steven and Stuart as the team speak to documentary maker Gabriel Clarke about his new film featuring the former World Cup winner who went on to transform the Republic of Ireland's international standing in the game, Jack Charlton. The documentary covers his time as manager at three major international tournaments as well as an incredibly poignant look at his final days at home dealing with dementia.
The great deeds of Marcus Rashford
In a bonus edition of Today's Football Times, the team discuss Marcus Rashford and his ceaseless endeavours to highlight child poverty and campaign for greater support from the government. We talk about how he's used his platform as a footballer for good, the impact his actions have had, how his efforts have affected the perception of him and football, and what the future holds.
The Beautifully Designed Game with Matt Pascoe
In the eighth fixture of the season, The Beautifully Designed Game sits down with sports branding specialist and brains behind the most unique of kit brands, Kit+Bone, Matt Pascoe. From the start of his journey designing the official kit for his hometown club to key insights in the print and production process, host Marcus Marritt chats with Matt about the birth of Bony, sharing kit memories, and how supporting global causes is at the heart of Kit+Bone.
The Beautifully Designed Game with Scott McRoy
In the seventh fixture of the season, The Beautifully Designed Game sits down with the groundbreaking creative talent of Scott McRoy. From producing ad campaigns for football boots, the process of art directing others, how best to use social for sharing, designing kits for computer games vs the physical world, why ‘The Streets Will Never Forget’ … and the small manner of scoring three goals at Anfield.
Matt Wilkerson: how to develop footballers for MLS and beyond
Matt Wilkerson is the men's coach at Hanover Collete in Hanover, Indiana. Prior to arriving at Hanover, he was an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator at the University of Kentucky (2003-2011), overseeing the transition of various young stars from collegiate soccer to the professional game, at Major League Soccer and beyond. He opens up on his methods, philosophy and success with host Jon Townsend.