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Round History podcast brings you the dark, the tragic, the crazy, the amazing and the inspiring stories of heroes, legends and villains of the beautiful game from the world over.
RH Call Up #8 with Jazz Singh
Jasveer Singh is a journalist by trade with a lifelong obsession with football. Born and raised in London now residing in Vancouver, he has covered football at various levels as a journalist and participated in the game in all manner of ways as well. Follow Jazz on Twitter: @JazzTheJourno.
* Thoughts on the European Super League attempt* The trend of modern fandom denigrating football greats of the past* Jazz supporting a national team* South Asians in football and racism* On being a Londoner supporting Manchester United* Manchester United greats* Shootout questions with Jazz:* Top 3 players ever* Who would Jazz have a conversation with in the history of the game* Top 3 matches in history to attend* One change to any match in history* What club would Jazz support if it wasn’t Manchester United* Book recommendations: Keane: The Autobiography, Corner Flags And Corner Shops by Jas Bains and Sanjiev Johal and El Diego: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Footballer * Podcast recommendations: The Peter Crouch and The Robbie Fowler Podcast
RH Call Up #7 with Robby Smukler of Icarus F.C.
Robby Smukler is the creator of Icarus F.C., one of the most creative football kit manufactures in existence. Along with designing and producing uniforms for clubs, Icarus F.C. started a line of historical shirts envisioning what classic civilizations of the past would’ve worn, had the beautiful game been a reality for them. A few examples include the Kingdom of Kush, the Ottoman Empire and more. With these historical designs in mind, we got together to discuss their creation.You may find these shirts on their website: Icarusfc.comTwitter: @icarusfcphlInstagram: icarusfootball
* Robby’s design process* Sources of inspiration* Favorite kits of all time* Robby’s least favorite kits* Underrated kits* Top Modern kits* Opinion on MLS kits* On designing kits for teams like Brazil and France* Ottoman Empire kit* Republic of Vermont kit* La Serenissima kit* Machu Picchu kit* A.S. Vesaevus kit* Kingdom of Kush kit* Future kit releases* Jordan Wiebe* Shootout questions with Robby:* Top 3 players ever* Who would Robby have a drink with in the history of the game?* Top 3 matches he would attend in the history of the game* One change he would make to any match in history* Book recommendation: Up Pohnpei: Leading the ultimate underdogs to glory* Podcast recommendation: The Ringer
RH Call Up #6 with Marcelo Barreto
Marcelo Barreto(@CeloCRF) is the creator of the @FlamengoENG, a twitter account dedicated to English speaking fans of the Brazilian club Flamengo. He is also a contributor to @Flahistoria, an account dedicated to the club’s history.Marcelo is known as an underground legend for bringing Flamengo videos and online streams to fans around the world going back years, when doing that kind of thing was still unheard of. He has amassed an insane catalog of clips which he uses to enhance his twitter account and give Flamengo’s English speaking fans and sympathizers all the updates and happenings in and around the club, helping foreign fans understand the nuances of being a Flamenguista.
* Why Marcelo started @FlamengoENG* Some of the countries with most followers* Flamengo’s global ambitions and the roadblocks* Are State Championships still needed?* Biggest Flamengo rival?* How banter created the @flumifogodagama and @SaotosPalmerint parody accounts* Flamengo’s current administrative success and its sustainability/fragility* The board’s handling of the youth players’ deaths in the 2019 fire* The huge success of the club in 2019* The resurrection of the club’s attacking football spirit* How Brazilian managers see their foreign peers* The influence of Brazil’s 1982 team losing the World Cup* Domenec Torrent’s work at Flamengo and expectations* Libertadores talk* Flamengo’s youth system and the market* On being a content provider for Flamengo fans around the world* How Marcelo became a Flamenguista* Marcelo’s most memorable Flamengo squad* Shootout questions with Marcelo:* Top 3 players ever* Who would Marcelo have a drink with in the history of the game?* Top 3 matches he would attend in the history of the game* One change he would make to any match in history* What club would Marcelo support if not Flamengo?* Book recommendation: João Saldanha. Uma Vida em Jogo
RH Call Up #5 with Pete Watson
Pete Watson is an academic in Spanish and Latin American Studies, who did his PhD at the University of Sheffield on the use of football for nation building in Colombia during the presidency of Juan Manuel Santos. Apart from specializing in the history of Latin American sport and politics, he also lectures on Spanish and Latin American film, Latin American history and Latin American literature and culture. He has written academic articles for the Bulletin of Latin American Research, the Journal of War and Culture Studies and has a chapter in a forthcoming book called Fútbol y sociedad en América Latina, edited by Thomas Fischer, to be published by Iberoamericana Vervuert. He has also written football-based articles in English and Spanish for Football Paradise and Razón Pública and is the resident ‘expert’ for the These Football Times video podcast series ‘The South American Files’.
* How Pete developed his interest in Colombia and its football* Life in Colombia* Early days of Colombian Football* Usage of sport as a political tool* El Dorado, its teams like Millionarios and the stars it attracted such as Alfredo Di Stefano.* Colombia, their 1962 World Cup result vs the USSR and what it meant* The rise of world class Colombian football stars* The influence of Pablo Escobar and drug cartels in Colombian football* Colombia’s 5×0 victory against Argentina in Buenos Aires* Pele’s assessment of Colombia prior to the 1994 World Cup wasn’t wrong* Using football to bridge the gap between villagers, guerrillas and police* Current crop of players and how Colombia is steadily revealing new talent* Shootout questions with Pete:* Top 3 players ever.* Who would Pete have a drink with in the history of the game?* Top 3 matches he would attend in the history of the game.* One change he would make to any match in history.* What club would Pete support if not Southampton F.C.?* Top 3 football books:* Futebol: The Brazilian Way of Life by Alex Bellos* ¡Golazo!: A History of Latin American Football by Andreas Campomar* Pointless by Jeff Connor* Podcast recommendations:* These Football Times Podcast* The Bugle Podcast
Ep. 7: Starostin’s Spartak Brotherhood Part 6
From winning the Golden Double to the brutality in the infamous Lubyanka prison and the GULAG. Football will reveal itself much more important to their lives than the Starostins had ever imagined. Nikolai sees hope for early freedom and makes a deal with the devil.
What we cover in this episode:
* Imprisonment in Lubyanka* NKVD process and methods of interrogation* Trial and sentence* Life in the GULAG camps* Nikolai makes a deal with the devil
Spartak Moscow: A History of the People’s Team in the Workers’ State by Robert Edelman
Stalin and his Hangmen by Donald Rayfield
The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
In The First Circle by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Starostin Brothers by Boris Dukhon and George Morozov
Soviet Sport and Transnational Mass Culture in the 1930’s by Barbara Keys
A Tale of Football by Andrey Starostin
Spring of the Patriarch by Nikolai Starostin
RH Call Up #4 with Stuart Horsfield
Stuart Horsfield is a writer and member of the Senior Leadership Team for These Football Times, where he also hosts These Football Times podcast. For his day job he lectures in sports and on a Football Coaching degree program.
He just wrote his first book, it’s about the greatest team never to win a World Cup and some would argue they were better than most teams who’ve actually won it! That magical 1982 Brazilian side. The book is titled: 1982 Brazil, The Glorious Failure.
Follow Stuart Horsfield on Twitter: @loxleymisty44
Order 1982 Brazil: The Glorious Failure
Check out These Football Times
* How that 1982 Brazil side influenced Stuart.* The beauty of their game and which other sides compare stylistically.* On the atmosphere leading up to the 1982 World Cup as an England fan.* On being a football supporter vs a club supporter.* On bringing the memories of a 10 year to the book as an adult.* Mystique in old football playing styles vs modern football’s homogeneity.* How he set out to write the book.* How the book is structured.* Interviewing Abraham Klein and Alexandre Chivadze.* Shout to Steven Scragg(@Scraggy_74): A Tournament Frozen in Time and Where the Cool Kids Hung Out.* Surprises that arose from the book research.* His views on 1982 Brazil side before and after the book.* “The day football died” narrative explained.* Conversation with Patrick Barclay(@paddybarclay)* Conversation with Juca Kfouri(@BlogdoJuca)* Following the bizarre group format in the 1982 World Cup.* Thoughts as the tournament progressed and the Italian team.* Abraham Klein’s accounts.* Views on traditional World Cup winners vs challengers* What about the big clubs, big money and Financial Fair Play?* Technological changes in the game.* Shootout questions with Stuart:* Top 3 players ever.* Who would Stuart have a drink with in the history of the game?* Top 3 matches he would attend in the history of the game.* One change he would make to any match in history.* What club would Stuart support if not Hull City?* Top 3 football books: * Goalkeepers are different by Brian Glanville* a aria-label="undefined (opens in a new tab)" href="https://www.amazon.
I had no idea soccer had such incredible stories. This is like Hardcore History, History on Fire and soccer had a baby!!!! Great storytelling, passion and you can tell how much research was put into each episode. I’m already caught up and I can’t wait to listen to future episodes...
Fantastic content, superb show really. There's no other football podcast like it! It's almost like an audiobook, I listen on my commute and daily chores.