World Cup 2018 - Day 7: Uninspiring but Largely DecisiveTifo Football Podcast add
Day 7 of the 2018 World Cup brings three games, the results of which were largely uninspiring. Dogged chat revolves around Portugal, Spain and Morocco, the bright spark in an otherwise drifting day.
World Cup 2018 - Day 6: Russia Cruise On & Unpredictability in Group HTifo Football Podcast add
The Russians show Group A how it's done, and Group H proves its unpredictability with results for Japan and Senegal. The Tifo team also reflect on England's performance and the reaction from back home.
World Cup 2018 - Day 5: Terrific Trippier, Promising England & Impressive BelgiumTifo Football Podcast add
The Tifo Team gathers to discuss the fifth day of the 2018 World Cup, including impressive performances from England and Belgium.
World Cup 2018 - Day 4: Lozano Special, Super Serbia and Stuttering Brazil & GermanyTifo Football Podcast add
The Tifo Team gather to discuss World Cup Day 4, including Serbia's impressive display, a superb Mexico performance and Brazil's stutter against a solid Switzerland.
World Cup 2018 - Day 3: Messi vs Iceland's Heroics, Peru's Misgivings & Weird CommentaryTifo Football Podcast add
The Tifo Team chat through each of Saturday's four games in their immediate, respective aftermaths, including discussion regarding Argentina, Iceland, Peru and Nigeria.
World Cup 2018 - Day 2: Ronaldo, Spain's Fluid Front Four & FranceTifo Football Podcast add
It's day two, and what a lovely day it was. The Tifo team are gathered to discuss Ronaldo, Spain, Iran's group-topping victory, and David Silva. Tomorrow's fixtures are also discussed ahead of time; can France make an impact at this tournament?
World Cup 2018 - Day 1: Golovin, Russia & an England PreviewTifo Football Podcast add
From upstairs at the Old Red Lion Theatre, the Tifo team gathers for the opening day of the Russia World Cup. Chat concerns the opening fixture, Russia v Saudi Arabia, a look over Aleksander Golovin (Russia's standout player) and a little preview of the England team ahead of their first game on Monday. Join us every day for a new podcast throughout the tournament.
Episode 63: Season Review #2Tifo Football Podcast add
Joe & Alex review the Premier League season, team-by-team, from 5th down.
Episode 62: Season Review #1Tifo Football Podcast add
Alex and Joe commune to review the Premier League season. In this, part episode, they discuss the top four teams, Man City, Man United, Liverpool & Tottenham. Next week: the rest of the league.
Episode 61: Do You Speak Football?Tifo Football Podcast add
We are joined by journalist Tom Williams, whose work you can regularly read in Bleacher Report and AFP. He is the author of the new book Do You Speak Football?: A Glossary of Football Words and Phrases from Around the World which you can buy in bookstores and on Amazon today.
In this episode, we chat about the new book which focuses on how the language of football has evolved in countries around the world. You'll hear Tom explain why Germans love to use the word gherkin, who is football's William Shakespeare and which country has a similar football lexicon to England.
Most importantly you'll learn lots of new terms like cholismo & zweikampf that you can impress your friends with. If you want to continue the conversation on this subject use the hashtag #doyouspeakfootball
Episode 60: Palace's Fluid Front Four & Relegation ReviewTifo Football Podcast add
Joe Devine & Alex Stewart discuss Crystal Palace's 5-0 thrashing of Leicester City; their fluid front line (minus Benteke) and Hodgson's impressive revival. Also under the microscope is Southampton, who secured a much needed victory of South Coast rivals Bournemouth.
Episode 59: Arsene Wenger, Tactical RetrospectiveTifo Football Podcast add
Alex and Joe take a look back over the career of Arsene Wenger, with special interest in his tactical evolution at Arsenal.
Episode 58: City Champions, Tactical Identities & Rafa BenitezTifo Football Podcast add
Alex and Joe discuss Manchester City in the wake of their securing
of the Premier League title. They also discuss Manchester United and
Newcastle's victory over Arsenal.
Episode 57: Tifo Tactics - Manchester Derby & Chelsea Without LuizTifo Football Podcast add
Joe Devine is joined by Alex Stewart to discuss the weekend of football just passed. The pair take a tactical glance at the Manchester derby, Southampton's trials at Arsenal, and life at Chelsea without David Luiz.
Episode 56: Exploring Turkish Football with Patrick KeddieTifo Football Podcast add
Today we will be the exploring the world of Turkish football with writer Patrick Keddie. Keddie is a freelance journalist, whose work has appeared in Delayed Gratification, Feminist Times, the Guardian, the Huffington Post and Al Jeezera English. He is based in Turkey and is the author of the new book, The Passion: Football and the Story of Modern Turkey which you can find on Amazon. It is the first book to focus exclusively on Turkish football.
In this episode we talk about match-fixing in Turkey and why it's been so prevalent in its history, the Gezi protests and football activism, fan groups and their relationship with hooliganism, how the government uses football as a political tool and the reasons why Turkey has some of the most passionate fans in the world.
Get ready for 100 years of Turkish football, condensed into 1 hour.
Episode 55: Championship Top 4Tifo Football Podcast add
Joe Devine & Alex Stewart take a look at the Championship teams most likely to be joining the Premier League next season, including Cardiff, Wolves and Fulham.
Episode 54: Champions League Quarters - Tactical PreviewTifo Football Podcast add
Joe Devine is joined by Simon Harrison and Alex Stewart to discuss the upcoming Quarter Final round of this season's Champions League. The three discuss each fixture from a tactical perspective and attempt to predict the outcomes!
Episode 53: Responding to your CommentsTifo Football Podcast add
Joe Devine & Alex Stewart read through some recent comments from viewers & listeners and respond. Please feel free to leave more questions down below and let us know if you'd like us to do this more often!
Episode 52: Chat with Tony EvansTifo Football Podcast add
Today we're joined by author Tony Evans about his book Two Tribes: Liverpool, Everton and a City on the Brink which comes out March 22. A little bit about Tony, he has written several books about Liverpool and was previously the football editor of The Times. He now regularly contributes to ESPNFC and the Evening Standard. In this episode, he examines the dark days of the 80's through the lens of Heysel and the 1985-1986 season. Specifically, we discuss hooliganism, TV blackouts, and how football reflected the political culture of the time.
The book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Tribes-Liverpool-Everton-Brink/dp/0593075927/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1514988541&sr=1-10&refinements=p_n_publication_date%3A182243031
Episode 51 : The Future of Stats: xG, xATifo Football Podcast add
Alex Stewart joins Joe Devine to discuss statistics in football.
Most notable xG & xA, and the future of these metrics.
What is xG? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSaeaFcm1SY