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In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel. Hosted by Joe Devine.

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    • 4.8 • 19 Ratings

In-depth tactical, historical & geopolitical breakdowns of the beautiful game. From the team behind the Tifo Football YouTube channel. Hosted by Joe Devine.

    Fulham, West Ham, Arsenal & Spurs

    Fulham, West Ham, Arsenal & Spurs

    Seb Stafford-Bloor & Alex Stewart discuss whether Fulham are "this season’s Norwich City" - Pretty going forwards, but can’t defend! In contrast, Arsenal look solid but struggle going forward. West Ham and David Moyes are doing well, so is this the season for gnarly managers - like Mourinho? And did Jose answer the critics, who say he is outdated, by beating Guardiola’s Man City?
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    • 1 hr
    Andy Townsend on Jack Charlton

    Andy Townsend on Jack Charlton

    Joe Devine and Seb Stafford-Bloor talk to Andy Townsend, as he remembers life in the Irish squad under Jack Charlton. They talk about Italia '90, USA '94 and Charlton's effect on both the players he coached and the national psyche during his decade in charge.
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    • 37 min
    British Asians & The Pathway Into Professional Football

    British Asians & The Pathway Into Professional Football

    Joe Devine and Seb Stafford-Bloor learn a lot from Razi Hassan, founder of 'Beyond Entertainment', and Maziar Kouhyar, former Walsall midfielder and Afghanistan international, about the challenges facing British Asians with aspirations of becoming pro footballers, and what Beyond Entertainment are doing to help them overcome these obstacles. 
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    • 39 min
    Premier League tactical trends

    Premier League tactical trends

    Alex is joined by tactics writer JJ Bull for a thematic look at the Premier League. They discuss the rise of the back three, the importance of strategy in recruitment, and why having a handsome manager matters more than you’d think.
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    • 50 min
    Tifo Tactics: Liverpool, City & Saints

    Tifo Tactics: Liverpool, City & Saints

    Alex Stewart talks tactics with Joe Devine... Answering questions like, why did it look like Liverpool were defending with a 4-4-2? Will Firmino be phased out by Jota? How do Man City switch the play without giving the ball a big bosh? And just how much do Ralph Hasenhüttl and Jürgen Klopp have in common?
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    • 48 min
    From the Jaws of Victory - Football’s Heartbreaking Moments with Rob McDonald and Adam Bushby

    From the Jaws of Victory - Football’s Heartbreaking Moments with Rob McDonald and Adam Bushby

    Seb Stafford-Bloor is joined by Rob McDonald, Adam Bushby and Brooks Peck to discuss football’s nearly men... Rob and Adam have a new book, 'From the Jaws of Victory - A History of Football’s Nearly Men'. It is packed full of anecdotes and tales of teams who so nearly tasted victory, including a chapter on Ghana’s 2010 World Cup heartbreak by The Athletic’s Brooks Peck.
    The quartet talk about their own footballing heartbreak, why we seem to remember those gut-wrenching moments most vividly, and whether we’ll look back on Liverpool’s 2013/14 season in the same way we look back on England ‘96.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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My second favorite podcast next to Mr Rogan. An intellectual podcast with superb comedic timing.

liam Mcfee ,

Average

This podcast drifts into general chat. The 1 hour episodes can feel long and dreary. Some of the opinions are trite and not much better than you can get in your local pub.

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