A podcast about football fans, and their long distance love for clubs at the other end of the world.
In each episode, we speak to a guest to understand how and why they ended up dedicating themselves to a football club. But most importantly what it has meant to them, and what it has brought to their lives.
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Wan is from Malaysia and supports Werder Bremen in Germany. He talked about his journey as a fan for over 17 years has always been an adventure. His scarf being a conversation starter and why he has no problem supporting Bremen at their worst.
Andrés Godø is from Norway and supports Club Atlético River Plate, Argentina. Andres’ journey started with the game Championship Manager. Today he’s a UEFA licensed manager, he spoke about the joy of taking his team to the Norwegian Cup, River Plate at Libertadores and loyalties of the fans and players in Argentina.
Giovanni Dougall is from Ayr, Scotland and supports Parma in Italy. He speaks to me about the watching Buffon debut for Parma on a Sunday afternoon, inspiring him to be a goalkeeper. We spoke about the ups and down and that ‘special connection’ to Parma football club. He also speaks about his treasured Armband that club sent him, why the 2006 World Cup and the rise of Parma football club.
We decided to go for a throw in instead of a kick off. What does it take to form a bond with a club and why would someone who has never visited the ground, suddenly find themselves week in week out watching a team from another corner of the world.