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
Episode 50 - World Cup Final Goal ScorersTifo Football Podcast add
The World Cup Final may be 5 months away but it's not to early to look forward to it. This week, we speak to photographer Michael Donald about his book, Goal!: Intimate portraits and interviews with every living FIFA World Cup™ Final scorer.
Some topics we discuss are:
How 1986 was a turning point in football
Post-world cup fame
Unsung World Cup final goalscorers
Marco Tardelli's goal and celebration in the 1982 World Cup
Donald nearly stealing Emmanuel Petit's World Cup winners medal
Episode 49 - Bela Gutmann: The Original Jose MourinhoTifo Football Podcast add
Joe is away on holiday and Josh Schneider-Weiler from Tifo's This Football Life fills in and talks to David Bulchover about his book, The Greatest Comeback, which chronicles the career and life of legendary manager Béla Guttmann.
As a manager, Guttmann won titles in Hungary, Brazil, and Portugal. He is most famous for winning back-to-back European Cups with Benfica in 1961 & 1962. He was a coaching pioneer and was ahead of his time in many ways (fitness, psychology etc.). He shares many similarities with Jose Mourinho and other modern-day managers and his imprints are littered throughout the game.
Listen to Bolchover discuss Guttman's remarkable transition from surviving the Holocaust to lifting Europe's most prestigious trophy.
The Book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Greatest-Comeback-SHORTLISTED-WILLIAM-SPORTS/dp/1785901397
Episode 47 - The GlazersTifo Football Podcast add
Joe Devine was joined by James Montague to talk about Malcolm Glazer and Manchester United. The pair discuss how Glazer managed to get a city in America to institute a new tax to pay for his new stadium, and they explain the Leveraged Buy-Out - the financial instrument - that Glazer used to purchase Manchester United.
Watch our YouTube video on the Glazer's here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIs9iLnKm30
Episode 46 - Sanchez, Hazard, Ibe & TrumpismTifo Football Podcast add
Joe Devine is joined by Seb Stafford-Bloor, content editor of
Tifo's editorial site, to discuss four recent Tifo articles. Topics
include Alexis Sanchez and why Chelsea was never a destination on the
cards, Eden Hazard and his future at or away from Chelsea, Jordon Ibe &
Eddie Howe at the Bournemouth project, and Richard Jolly's take on the
rise of Trumpism in football.
'Conspiracy & Fundamentalism: The Rise of Footballing Trumpism' by Richard
'Playing style could hold an influence over Eden Hazard's future' by Seb
'Alexis Sanchez and new realties at Chelsea' by Kweku Amonoo-Quyst:
'Jordon Ibe provides the latest example of Bournemouth's culture of
improvement' by Seb Stafford-Bloor:
This Football Life - For recent episodes with Cyrille Regis & Ron
Episode 45 - Emile Heskey & Tony AdamsTifo Football Podcast add
Joe is joined by Nick Miller to discuss the careers of Emile Heskey and Tony Adams. Nick wrote pieces on both of these players for videos on our YouTube channel. You can find the links to both videos below.
Emile Heskey - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHsVmcHrI7c
Tony Adams - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWkYC15qOX8