23 episodes

A documentary podcast on a different football club every month, told through the fans' eyes.

Who Are Ya? Who Are Ya? Podcast

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    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

A documentary podcast on a different football club every month, told through the fans' eyes.

    Blackpool: Going Home

    Blackpool: Going Home

    Blackpool was the scene of our first ever Who Are Ya episode, where we joined an Anti-Oyston protest march.

    Thanks to the hard work, dedication and persistence of Blackpool FC supporters, they Oystons have at long last been ousted. 

    Nearly two years after we recorded the first Who Are Ya, we joined the Blackpool fans again - as the Bloomfield Road turnstiles welcomed back so many old friends.

    Here is a short episode, where they tell us in their own words, what it means to be going home.

    Twitter: @WhoAreYaPod

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    Interviews by David Cowlishaw

    • 11 min
    Football and Tragedy

    Football and Tragedy

    This episode is different from our usual club-focussed approach as we explore football’s relationship with tragedy. The history of football has unfortunately been littered with tragic events, but has football changed how it deals with death? Can football be a force for good in dealing with grief, or has the media turned death into spectacle?

    • 35 min
    Crewe Alexandra: Grey Clouds

    Crewe Alexandra: Grey Clouds

    Crewe Alexandra are known all across the UK for their investment in young talent and producing the stars of the future. 
    The Railwaymen have had mixed fortunes in League Two this season, but fans have an opportunity to directly air their grievances to the manager David Artell. 
    However, grey clouds hang overhead, as fans come to terms with the aftermath of the football sexual abuse scandal. How has this changed things at Gresty Road? We went to find out.

    • 25 min
    Who Are Ya Talks... Justin Walley

    Who Are Ya Talks... Justin Walley

    In this episode we speak to an International Manager. Justin Walley was the manager of the Matebeleland football team in the 2018 conifa world cup. His is a football journey that’s taken him from Leicestershire to Zimbabwe via setting up a team Latvia and travelling the world in the name of football .

    His book ‘One football no nets’ the story of Matebeleland’s journey to the alternative world cup in London is out now. We chat about the book, CONIFA, meeting Bruce Grobbelear in a car park and what it is that inspired Justin to travel the world in search of football.

    In case we don’t see you before then, from myself and Ben, have a great Christmas and a happy new year too.

    @WhoAreYaPod

    • 35 min
    SS Lazio: Ultra Blues

    SS Lazio: Ultra Blues

    Ben flies to Rome in the latest episode of Who Are Ya to see Lazio in action.
    After the game, every time he tells people about his football experience, it always gets the same response.
    "That's the team with the fascist links?"
    Instead of sitting there and nodding along, Ben set out to learn more around the elephant in the room of I Biancocelesti, and ask Lazio fans Who Are Ya?

    • 33 min
    Who Are Ya Talks... Daniel Gray

    Who Are Ya Talks... Daniel Gray

    Daniel Gray, author of several football books including 'Black Boots and Football Pinks: 50 Lost Wonders of the Beautiful Game', speaks to David Cowlishaw about that book, stadiums, the inherent geekiness of football fans and what we love and hate about the way the game has changed.

    Daniel's book is available here: https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/black-boots-and-football-pinks-9781472958860/

    Subscribe to Who Are Ya here (and we'd love a review)

    https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/who-are-ya/id1240831226?mt=2

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

JustinoShull ,

Great Podcast

This is an amazing podcast that introduces people to less familiar teams. I have enjoyed the documentary style of the podcast and recommend this podcast to anyone who is a soccer fan (sorry, I am American). Would give more than five stars if I could. Keep up the great work!!

Ernie T. ,

Pretty much perfect

This podcast is great. The storyline is strong and feel well researched. Football is often about everything outside of the pitch and who are ya does a great job of bringing that to the forefront. I only wish I could get them more often, but if that is what keeps the quality at this level, it's well worth it.

MyNameIsMellow ,

Excellent

Refreshing alternative to the 'four men do punditry' style of podcast. Well researched and edited documentaries.

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