The podcast which brings you the most interesting stories from the world of football which combine history, society and politics. Often light-hearted, but not afraid to cover more contentious aspects of the beautiful game. Episodes out twice a month.
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Seán McCabe - World football's first Climate Justice Officer
An exciting and thought provoking conversation for you on our newest podcast. In January this year Bohemian FC in Ireland made news around the world when they appointed Seán McCabe as the world's first climate justice officer at a football club. Having worked with climate issues for close to a decade, the partnership with the fan owned club with the aim to incorporate more climate focused policies into the club's plans.
In a conversation that had the failed super league in mind, we talked about what it means for a community focused club to take the lead on this issue, the banter which followed his appointment, and Seán's hopes for what football can do to tackle the coming climate crisis.
A fascinating conversation which tackled everything from the decline of trade union support to what football club's can do in their communities.
We really enjoyed covering this topic with Seán and hope you do too. If you would like to support the podcast in any way, feel free to buy us a coffee here (but of course no obligations!) https://www.buymeacoffee.com/theSTpod
Film Club - United Passions Review - The worst movie ever made?
In a lighter episode, we sat down with the guys from the Field of Screens pod to discuss the infamous FIFA propaganda film, United Passions. Recorded on the Monday of the ill fated SuperLeague attempt, we looked for some beauty in the story of a few men, who's only dream was that the whole world would play football by the same rules and regulations. Seriously.
We discussed what exactly they were trying to achieve with this project, how Tim Roth got Sepp Blatter's walk down and whether commercial deals are in fact the most exciting aspect of the beautiful game.
On this journey there were laughs aplenty along with a lot of pain as we tried to understand this ridiculous film.
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England vs Ukraine Preview w/Zorya Londonsk - Can Ukraine cause an upset?
In this mini episode, Alex was joined by Ukrainian football fan and expert, Andrew, to discuss their upcoming game with England. We talked about what it means for the team to have made it this far, and whether they have any chance of causing a big upset in Rome.
Euro2020 Quarter-Final Preview - We make our Predictions!
After an insane round of last 16 fixtures, Alex sat down with Sebastian from Campfire Football again to make our predictions for the Quarter-Finals. We also reviewed what went wrong for France, whether England have what it takes and how Spain overcame Croatia.
Get it in your ears before this weekend's games!
Euro2020 Round 1 Review - w/Campfire Football
It's been a hell of a week so far in the Euros, and we chatted to friend of the show and great guy Sebastian from Campfire football to try and make sense of it all.
We talked about Germany losing to France, Schick from the halfway line and found time for some Stephen A. Smith chat! We also looked ahead to the next round of fixtures, looking at Germany vs Portugal and Scotland vs England.
Get it in your ears while it's still hot!
Euro2020 Fan Previews - Group F
We have made it! The last of our Fan Previews is ready, as we look at Group F.
We spoke to Tomasz about Hungary, Mathieu about France, Tiago about Portugal and Lukas on Germany.
France 1:10 - 21:44
Hungary 21:51 - 37:10
Portugal 37:20 - 51:09
This is a fantastic podcast, which pretty much locked me in as soon as they started playing the intro! I love the episodes that discuss the story of American Samoa overcoming the odds after losing 31-0 in 2001!
A Nice Change up
This was a nice change up to the normal soccer podcasts out there!
A nice change of pace from the usual soccer podcasts. Great insight