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Traversing the world of football in search of the stories that matter, brought to you by expert journalists and guests. Check out our award-winning print magazine.

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    • 4.2 • 29 Ratings

Traversing the world of football in search of the stories that matter, brought to you by expert journalists and guests. Check out our award-winning print magazine.

    Hillsborough III, with Andrew Knott

    Hillsborough III, with Andrew Knott

    On the 35th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, we conclude our conversations by talking to Andrew Knott, the man behind the Anfield crowd mosaics. Andrew takes us through his experiences as one of those who made it onto the pitch from the Leppings Lane terraces, where he would help ferry stricken supporters from the scene on makeshift stretchers, exposed as he was to some of the worst images of the day.   

    • 46 min
    Hillsborough II, with Peter Scarfe

    Hillsborough II, with Peter Scarfe

    On the 35th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, we continue our personal reflections as Peter Scarfe speaks about his experiences on the terraces at Leppings Lane on 15 April 1989. Peter, the co-creator and chair of the Hillsborough Survivors Support Alliance (HSA) also talks about the invaluable work that the HSA undertakes, and the lasting effects the disaster wrought on those who were involved in, and witnessed, the day. 

    • 49 min
    Hillsborough I, with Dr Anne Eyre

    Hillsborough I, with Dr Anne Eyre

    On the 35th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster, we talk to Dr Anne Eyre, a sociologist specialising in the psychosocial aspects of major incidents, emergency planning and disaster management, who was on the Leppings Lane terraces on 15 April 1989. An open and candid conversation, Anne kindly tells us not only of her experiences and the effects they have left her with, but also the positive work she does as a result of them.  

    • 42 min
    A decade of 80s football: favourite players and games

    A decade of 80s football: favourite players and games

    And now, the end is near, and so they face an impossibly difficult Question of Sport blowout to decide the Quiz Champion of the 1980s. Before that, our intrepid panellists choose their favourite games and players of the decade, reflect back on what the decade meant to them and, scandalously, refuse to indulge in some community singing of the B-side of the 1982 England World Cup single. Your ears are safe.

    • 2 hr 22 min
    The Mount Rushmore Debates: 1980s

    The Mount Rushmore Debates: 1980s

    Following on from our series on the 1980s, we’ve one final visit to the decade as Chris Lepkowski, Aidan Williams and Stu Horsfield offer their choice of the goalkeeper, defender, midfielder, striker and manager who should be chiselled onto the decade’s Mount Rushmore. Gary Thacker attempts to retain some semblance of order.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    FA Cup giant-killers: Leicester vs Wycombe, 2001

    FA Cup giant-killers: Leicester vs Wycombe, 2001

    A striker unearthed at lastminute.com, Robbie Savage writhing in agony, the winning manager watching the last few minutes of the game on TV in a cupboard, all human life is here in this FA Cup quarter-final at Filbert Street as Leicester, fourth in the Premier League, succumbed to third tier Wycombe. 

    Helping guide the regular team through the carnage is Gary Silke, co-author of the Got Not Got series and a lifelong Leicester fan. He can laugh about it now. Nearly…

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Jrjmn9999 ,

Great content but poor audio

For whatever reason, I have to crank the volume up just to listen to this. They need to modernize more than the English FA. That’s why I’m giving four rather than five stars.

Other than that, it’s generally great content. They have a thorough understanding of the game from almost all viewpoints. There is however, a distinct lack of understanding of the American model of sport and a openly secret loathing/jealousy of the strange stability of MLS.

The hosts also posses a romanticism for the days gone by of the Cup Winners Cup, old UEFA Cup, and the pre-social media days. I agree wholeheartedly with their sentiment.

zmsb ,

SOCCER IN THE 70’S SERIES… AWESOME!

Great site, great pod, but this summer’s 70’s series has been spectacular. Terrific insight into the clubs, managers and players who contributed to this remarkable era, and one season had more twists and turns than the next!

Chasertp5 ,

Love this.

Greatest podcast out there. This is a gem of a series. So relaxing. Sit back and enjoy. Cheers!!!

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