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, England, Italy, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland and Scotland – 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, Oronde Ash, Esteban Bekerman, Roberto Brambilla, James and George Brown, Gavin Buckland, Joško Čučuk, Nacho Dimari, Bob Gansler, Clark Gillies, Alex Jackson, Tom McCabe, Aldo Mazzucchelli, Andy Mitchell, Eduardo Monsanto, Davey Naylor, John O’Carroll, Pål Ødegård, Steve Pye, David A.J. Reynolds, Jan Roskott, Franco Spicciariello, David Stuart, Salvador Torres, José Inácio Werneck.

All podcasts can be found at 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

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 (1) with Aldo Mazzucchelli

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 (1) with Esteban Bekerman

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

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