Want to hear a couple of friends talk banter about the best league in the world? Join us from three continents as we discuss football across cultures, our favourite teams and predictions in the Barclays Premier League, and just have a good time.
Football in the Clouds
52:54On this episode we delve into the world of South American football. Rather than start off with the bigger footballing powerhouse nations, we take a look at (not so small) Bolivia through the experiences of our Bolivian friend Brandon Reznicek. Between strangely named club teams and a 54 year old ex president playing at a professional level, we look more into how the sport prospers in this high altitude football mad nation, and of course, how Chelsea is going to win the league.
54:35On this episode we bring on Peter Giavotto to share his thoughts on football in Italy and America. From youth development to the Serie A and MLS, Pete gives us some hot takes from his bicultural upbringing. Grainne, J, and D also discuss the form of their favorite teams leading up to the international break. And of course, VAR seems to be an evergreen headache at The Football Diaries.
I Would Walk 370 Miles
58:21This week, we recap the past few weeks of football as the premier league continue to take unexpected twists and turns. We also chat to Ian Underwood, a lifelong supporter of Carlisle United. We discuss the English football pyramid and its contribution to English football culture - from disparities between leagues to COVID-19 to how football has changed in the past decades
Can't Believe We've Made It This Far
43:01Join the Football Diaries team as we recap the biggest talking points from the first two matchdays in the 2020/2021 premier league season. Ancelotti's midfield revamp has already reaped rewards, while the jury is still out on the Chelsea signings. Arsenal and Liverpool are looking good. The talk of the town, however, has been the men from Elland Road. J makes another controversial statement, Gráinne is over the moon about Leeds United, and D is left to sulk on everything Manchester United.