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#33: Farewell, Diego
Following the sudden passing of Diego Maradona, we decided we had to pay tribute to the Argentina legend.
Ste McGovern and Colm Boohig caught up to discuss our reaction to his passing, why he avoided the sad fate of George Best, look at the problematic side of a “raging d******d”, and why the England game in 1986 defined his career.
We also revisited the podcast we recorded about Maradona in 2018 in the aftermath of his antics at the World Cup in Russia, so you can listen to that in the second half of this episode. Or not. I’m not the boss of you.
RIP Diego, we’ll miss you.
#32: Neville Southall on football, not putting up with idiots, and the “biggest liars in the world”
Yes, that’s right. The actual Neville Southall – the goalkeeping legend once considered the best in the world for a period in the eighties – joins us on the Nostalgia Ultras podcast. Needless to say this is the biggest interview I have done in the two year existence of this show. The former Everton and … Continue reading #32: Neville Southall on football, not putting up with idiots, and the “biggest liars in the world”
#31: Football stadia old and new
What is about football stadiums that we hold so dear to our heart? They’re only bricks and mortar after all. But it’s also so much more than that. It’s where memories are made, where we make our fortnightly pilgrimage, where individuals come together as one homogenous mass to get behind a common goal. The football … Continue reading #31: Football stadia old and new
#30: Barcelona, Guardiola and the legacy of the 2009 Champions League final
We’re back with a new episode of the podcast and this time we’re talking about one of the most dominant teams in football history: Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona. I was delighted to be joined by Darryl Geraghty, a football writer who covers the League of Ireland, but is also mad about Spanish football and is a … Continue reading #30: Barcelona, Guardiola and the legacy of the 2009 Champions League final
#29: Atalanta and Italian football culture
Just like the bus, you wait ages for a Nostalgia Ultras podcast and two come along in quick succession. Well, quick for us anyway.
This is a special edition of the podcast, as it signals the return of the original trio: Ste McGovern, Colm Boohig and the immaculate emigrant himself, Conor Clancy.
In celebration of the return of The Artist Formerly Known As Concalcio, we've decided to talk about his favourite team (other than the mighty Bray Wanderers, obviously) Atalanta and Italian football culture, his raison d'etre.
We ask Conor how he even began supporting this provincial club from Bergamo, what makes it so special, the reasons for their recent surge these past few seasons, what makes Italian football good (and bad), why it's different from British and Irish football, and the worst type of fans in the country he now calls home.
Yeah, this basically turned into an AMA with Conor.
We also discuss the four players that mean something to us, Colm's adoration of the "high octane Lee Trundle", otherwise known as Ronaldinho, classic football boots, retro video games and Ludo.
#28: Bielsa at Bilbao and beyond with Ben Jarman
Marcelo Bielsa is one of the most influential football managers in the modern era, shaping many of the tactical trends that pervade the game today. Ste McGovern is joined by Ben Jarman to discuss his amazing legacy and intense obsessiveness on the latest episode of the Nostalgia Ultras podcast. We touch on his time at Athletic … Continue reading #28: Bielsa at Bilbao and beyond with Ben Jarman