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    • 4.1 • 26 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.

    The Mount Rushmore Selection: Manchester United

    The Mount Rushmore Selection: Manchester United

    Join us as These Football Times senior writer and social media guru Josh Butler suggests who should be honoured on Manchester United’s very own Mount Rushmore. With so many players to choose from, there’s plenty of debate and opinion from across the panel.

    • 1 hr 29 min
    The Mount Rushmore Selection: Brighton & Hove Albion

    The Mount Rushmore Selection: Brighton & Hove Albion

    As well as running the @80s90sfootball Twitter account and writing about football’s relationship with politics, Michael Hamlen is a long-term fan of Brighton & Hove Albion. In this episode, he chooses the four Seagulls players that he thinks most deserve to be immortalised on the Mount Rushmore towering over the Amex Stadium.

    • 1 hr
    Golden: why Belgian football is more than one generation

    Golden: why Belgian football is more than one generation

    These Football Times senior writer, James Kelly,  joins us to talk about his new book covering the history of Belgian football. The current Rode Duivels squad is widely regarded as one of Europe's top national teams but, as James explains, there's far more to the story of Belgian football than the current generation. 

    • 1 hr 12 min
    In the heat of the midday sun: the indelible story of the 1986 World Cup

    In the heat of the midday sun: the indelible story of the 1986 World Cup

    These Football Times' very own Steven Scragg joins the podcast to talk about his fourth book, a brilliant look at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. Relive the drama of the Azteca and beyond in the midday sun, as the world was treated to a spectacle of football rarely matched since.  

    • 1 hr 31 min
    The Mount Rushmore Selection: Swindon Town

    The Mount Rushmore Selection: Swindon Town

    In this episode, the podcast team are joined by long-time Swindon Town fan Victor Morgan. After supporting the club for more than 50 years, he has plenty of scope when selecting the four players most deserving immortality on Swindon’s own Mount Rushmore.

    • 1 hr
    The Mount Rushmore Selection: Fiorentina

    The Mount Rushmore Selection: Fiorentina

    Author and podcaster Giancarlo Rinaldi takes us on a journey to Tuscany and explains his four chosen players to mark Fiorentina's own Mount Rushmore. There’s plenty of discussion and debate as we both laud his choices and advocate others who could have been included. 

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 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.

JuanSG123244 ,

Great!

Really great show. A pleasant and informative listen.

ROBLOX player MeBANANA000 ,

All in all - a great football/soccer podcast

I particularly love the deep-down looks at the history of football - both the big tournaments, but also some more obscure stuff. I agree that some of the editing/production could use a little bit of work, but for the most part - this is a great podcast for those who love soccer - especially the history.

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