Podcast

Soccer Nostalgia Talk Podcast

In February 2020 I began a podcast with Shahan Petrossian of the Soccer Nostalgia website. The original idea was inspired by the Shoot! the Breeze podcast, where the presenters and guests discuss old editions of Shoot! and other football magazines. We intended to give our version an international flavour by using World Soccer magazine as the basis of each episode, initially from the 1980s where our formative football memories came from. We settled on Soccer Nostalgia Talk as our podcast title, giving an accurate description of the content!

After three episodes, we were unexpectedly contacted by Oronde Ash, who had played international football, representing St Vincent & the Grenadines at the 1995 Gold Cup in California, and has since had a long coaching career in the US. After our interview with Oronde, we decided to concentrate on this format for future podcasts. Soccer Nostalgia Talk developed into conversations with authors, coaches, fans, historians and journalists about different aspects of the game worldwide.

We have an ongoing series on various national teams – Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, England, Italy, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Uruguay – and domestic leagues. We have also been able to discuss the origins of football in different countries, and individuals who have shaped its development, with enthusiastic experts. Shahan and I have learned a great deal during the course of these conversations and hope to continue to expand our podcast content.

Podcast #33: Serie A 1983-84 with Franco Spicciariello

With many thanks to all of our contributors so far: Jo Araf, Daniel Arce, Oronde Ash, Christoph Bähr, Esteban Bekerman, Wolfgang Berger, Michael Blohm, Roberto Brambilla, James and George Brown, Gavin Buckland, Simon-Peter Charamza, Joško Čučuk, Stanley Cunha, Jeremy Davies, Nacho Dimari, Jakub Drożdż, Christopher Evans, Rob Fielder, Djamshid Foroughi, Vadim Furmanov, Bob Gansler, Clark Gillies, Tom Griffiths, Rick Holden, Patrick Horne, Alex Jackson, Ronald Jager, Christopher Lash, Clemente Lisi, Carles Lozano, Tom McCabe, Barry McDevitte, Alan McDougall, Tony McLaughlin, Aldo Mazzucchelli, Andy Mitchell, Eduardo Monsanto, Stephen Murray, Davey Naylor, John O’Carroll, Pål Ødegård, Miguel Lourenço Pereira, Hal Phillips, Steve Pye, David A.J. Reynolds, Jan Roskott, Davide Eskelund Rota, Franco Spicciariello, David Stuart, Nils Suling, Salvador Torres, Cătălin Tudose, Stefan Van Loock, Sergio Vilariño, Peter Watson, José Inácio Werneck.

All podcasts can be found on Apple, Google Podcasts, Soccer Nostalgia and Spotify. Please contact myself or Shahan if you have any feedback, suggestions or thoughts on the series. Thank you for listening.

Episode List

2020

Podcast #1 (Feb 2020): World Soccer, March 1988

Podcast #2 (Mar 2020): World Soccer, May 1983

Podcast #3 (Mar 2020): World Soccer, October 1986

Podcast #4 (Apr 2020): Interview with Oronde Ash (St Vincent & the Grenadines)

Podcast #5 (May 2020): England 1982-83 with Davey Naylor

Podcast #6 (May 2020): Interview with James and George Brown (US Soccer History)

Podcast #7 (May 2020): Mitropa Cup with Jo Araf

Podcast #8 (May 2020): Republic of Ireland 1982-83 with John O’Carroll

Podcast #9 (June 2020): Italy 1982-83 with Franco Spicciariello

Podcast #10 (June 2020): England 1983-84 with Davey Naylor

Podcast #11 (June 2020): Serie A 1982-83 with Franco Spicciariello

Podcast #12 (June 2020): Scotland 1982-83 with David Stuart and Clark Gillies

Podcast #13 (July 2020): ‘Pioneers of Early Football’

Podcast #14 (July 2020): Netherlands 1982-83 with Jan Roskott

Podcast #15 (July 2020): The career of Vittorio Pozzo with Jo Araf

Podcast #16 (July 2020): Interview with Bob Gansler, USA 1990 World Cup Coach (Shahan only)

Podcast #17 (July 2020): Republic of Ireland 1983-84 with John O’Carroll

Podcast #18 (Aug 2020): Lord Kinnaird and early football with Andy Mitchell

Podcast #19 (Aug 2020): England 1984-85 with Davey Naylor

Podcast #20 (Aug 2020): Italy 1983-84 with Franco Spicciariello

Podcast #21 (Aug 2020): Netherlands 1983-84 with Jan Roskott

Podcast #22 (Sept 2020): Scotland 1983-84 with David Stuart and Clark Gillies

Podcast #23 (Sept 2020): History of Uruguayan football with Aldo Mazzucchelli – part 1: Early years

Podcast #24 (Sept 2020): English League 1980-81 with Gavin Buckland and Steve Pye

Podcast #25 (Sept 2020): Interview with Oronde Ash and Lenny Taylor (St Vincent & the Grenadines at the 1995 Gold Cup)

Podcast #26 (Oct 2020): History of Argentinian football with Esteban Bekerman – part 1: Early years

Podcast #27 (Oct 2020): Argentina 1974-75 with Nacho Dimari

Podcast #28 (Oct 2020): Brazil 1980 with Eduardo Monsanto

Podcast #29 (Oct 2020): Football and the First World War with Dr Alex Jackson (thanks to Dr Alex Alexandrou of the Football & War Network)

Podcast #30 (Oct 2020): California Football Federation with Salvador Torres (Shahan only)

Podcast #31 (Oct 2020): Croatia 1990-94 with Joško Čučuk

Podcast #32 (Nov 2020): Hungary pre-War with David A.J. Reynolds

Podcast #33 (Nov 2020): Serie A 1983-84 with Franco Spicciariello

Podcast #34 (Dec 2020): Republic of Ireland 1984-85 with John O’Carroll

Podcast #35 (Dec 2020): England 1985-86 with Davey Naylor

2021

Podcast #36 (Jan 2021): West Germany 1980-81 with Roberto Brambilla

Podcast #37 (Jan 2021): Brazil 1958 World Cup with José Inácio Werneck

Podcast #38 (Jan 2021): Norway 1990-91 with Pål Ødegård

Podcast #39 (Feb 2021): Soccertown USA documentary with Tom McCabe

Podcast #40 (Feb 2021): The career of Josef Bican with Jo Araf

Podcast #41 (Mar 2021): Italy 1984-85 with Franco Spicciariello

Podcast #42 (Mar 2021): Netherlands 1984-85 with Jan Roskott

Podcast #43 (Apr 2021): Scotland 1984-85 with David Stuart and Clark Gillies

Podcast #44 (Apr 2021): NASL ‘Black Pioneers’ with Patrick Horne

Podcast #45 (May 2021): History of Argentinian football with Esteban Bekerman – part 2: The 1920s

Podcast #46 (May 2021): Croatia 1994-95 with Joško Čučuk

Podcast #47 (June 2021): English League 1981-82 with Gavin Buckland and Steve Pye

Podcast #48 (June 2021): Argentina 1976 with Nacho Dimari

Podcast #49 (July 2021): History of Uruguayan football with Aldo Mazzucchelli – part 2: The 1920s

Podcast #50 (July 2021): Bundesliga 1982-83 with Roberto Brambilla

Podcast #51 (July 2021): Republic of Ireland 1985-86 with John O’Carroll

Podcast #52 (Aug 2021): USSR 1986 World Cup with Vadim Furmanov

Podcast #53 (Aug 2021): England 1986-87 with Davey Naylor

Podcast #54 (Oct 2021): Hungary post-War with David A.J. Reynolds

Podcast #55 (Oct 2021): Interview with Rick Holden

Podcast #56 (Oct 2021): Spain 1982-83 with Sergio Vilariño

Podcast #57 (Oct 2021): Brazil 1981 with Eduardo Monsanto

Podcast #58 (Nov 2021): West Germany 1981-82 with Roberto Brambilla

Podcast #59 (Nov 2021): Brazil 1962 World Cup with José Inácio Werneck

Podcast #60 (Dec 2021): Netherlands 1985-86 with Jan Roskott

Podcast #61 (Dec 2021): Argentina 1977 with Nacho Dimari

2022

Podcast #62 (Jan 2022): England 1987-88 with Davey Naylor

Podcast #63 (Jan 2022): Belgium at the 1982 World Cup with Stefan Van Loock (Shahan only)

Podcast #64 (Jan 2022): Portugal 1982-83 with Miguel Lourenço Pereira (Shahan only)

Podcast #65 (Feb 2022): Austria 1976-77 World Cup qualifiers with Wolfgang Berger and Simon-Peter Charamza

Podcast #66 (Feb 2022): Denmark 1979-80 with Davide Eskelund Rota

Podcast #67 (Mar 2022): East Germany 1974 World Cup with Alan McDougall

Podcast #68 (Apr 2022): Romania 1982-83 with Cătălin Tudose

Podcast #69 (Apr 2022): Serie A 1984-85 with Franco Spicciariello

Podcast #70 (May 2022): 1982 World Cup, 40th Anniversary Special – Memories of Frequent Guests (part 1)

Podcast #70 (May 2022): 1982 World Cup, 40th Anniversary Special – Memories of Frequent Guests (part 2)

Podcast #71 (May 2022): Republic of Ireland 1986-87 with John O’Carroll

Podcast #72 (May 2022): Poland 1974 World Cup with Christopher Lash

Podcast #73 (June 2022): English League 1982-83 with Gavin Buckland and Steve Pye

Podcast #74 (June 2022): Scotland 1985-86 with David Stuart

Podcast #75 (July 2022): 1980 European Championship with Rob Fielder

Podcast #76 (July 2022): Barcelona under Terry Venables with Carles Lozano

Podcast #77 (August 2022): Scottish football pioneer John William Madden with Tony McLaughlin

Podcast #78 (August 2022): Real Madrid’s ‘La Quinta del Buitre’ with Sergio Vilariño

Podcast #79 (Sept 2022): History of Argentinian football with Esteban Bekerman – part 3: The 1930s

Podcast #80 (Sept 2022): England 1988-89 with Davey Naylor

Podcast #81 (Oct 2022): James Brown book interview, Mud Blood and Studs

Podcast #82 (Oct 2022): Origins of football in Colombia with Dr. Peter Watson

Podcast #83 (Nov 2022): World Cup history with Clemente Lisi – 1990

Podcast #84 (Nov 2022): Republic of Ireland 1987-88 with John O’Carroll

2023

Podcast #85 (Jan 2023): Iran 1978 World Cup with Djamshid Foroughi

Podcast #86 (Jan 2023): Poland 1992 Olympics with Jakub Drożdż

Podcast #87 (Feb 2023): History of Uruguayan football with Aldo Mazzucchelli – part 3: 1930 World Cup

Podcast #88 (Mar 2023): Peru 1970 World Cup with Daniel Arce

Podcast #89 (Mar 2023): Brazil 1966 World Cup with José Inácio Werneck

Podcast #90 (Apr 2023): Croatia 1995-96 with Joško Čučuk

Podcast #91 (Apr 2023): Brazil 1989 with Stanley Cunha (part 1)

Podcast #91 (Apr 2023): Brazil 1989 with Stanley Cunha (part 2)

Podcast #92 (May 2023): Oldham Athletic 1989-94 with Tom Griffiths

Podcast #93 (May 2023): Celtic in Europe in the 1980s with Stephen Murray

Podcast #94 (June 2023): Hungary and the 1966 World Cup with David A.J. Reynolds (Shahan only)

Podcast #95 (July 2023): World Cup history with Clemente Lisi – 1994

Podcast #96 (August 2023): Argentina 1978 with Nacho Dimari 

Podcast #97 (September 2023): Italy 1985-86 with Franco Spicciariello 

Podcast #98 (September 2023): Spain 1983-84 with Sergio Vilariño (Shahan only)

Podcast #99 (September 2023): Republic of Ireland 1988-89 with John O’Carroll

Podcast #100 (October 2023): 1984 European Championship with Rob Fielder (Shahan only)

Podcast #101 (November 2023): Netherlands 1986-87 with Jan Roskott (Shahan only)

Podcast #102 (November 2023): England 1989-90 with Davey Naylor

Podcast #103 (December 2023): Colombian Football 1945-1962 with Dr. Peter Watson (Shahan only)

Podcast #104 (December 2023): Nottingham Forest in the 1990s with Jeremy Davies (Shahan only) 

Podcast #105 (December 2023): PSV Eindhoven 1972-1980 with Ronald Jager (Shahan only) 

2024

Podcast #106 (January 2024): Brazil 1970 World Cup with José Inácio Werneck

Podcast #107 (January 2024): Diego Maradona at Napoli with Clemente Lisi (Shahan only)  

Podcast #108 (January 2024): SV Hamburg 1977-87 with Michael Blohm (Shahan only) 

Podcast #109 (January 2024): Author Hal Phillips on his book, ‘Generation Zero: Founding Fathers, Hidden Histories & the Making of Soccer in America’ (Shahan only)

Podcast #110 (January 2024): Otto Rehhagel at Werder Bremen with Nils Suling and Christoph Bähr – Part 1 (1981 to 1988) (Shahan only)

Podcast #111 (February 2024): Republic of Ireland 1989-90 with John O’Carroll

Podcast #112 (March 2024): Denmark 1980-81 with Davide Eskelund Rota (Shahan only) 

Podcast #113 (March 2024): Otto Rehhagel at Werder Bremen with Nils Suling and Christoph Bähr – Part 2 (1988 to 1995) (Shahan only) 

Podcast #114 (March 2024): Barcelona under Johan Cruyff with Carles Lozano – Part 1 (1988 to 1992) (Shahan only) 

Podcast #115 (March 2024): Austria 1978 World Cup with Wolfgang Berger (Shahan only) 

Podcast #116 (March 2024): Author Christopher Evans on his book ‘Los Leones: The Unique Story of Athletic Club Bilbao’ (Shahan only) 

Podcast #117 (April 2024): Northern Ireland at the 1982 World Cup with Barry McDevitte (Shahan only) 

Podcast #118 (April 2024): Serie A 1985-86 with Franco Spicciariello (Shahan only)