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The Blizzard is dedicated to sharing football stories you won't find anywhere else. Hear fascinating tales from behind the matches which changed the course of footballing history with Jonathan Wilson, Marcus Speller and a special guest every week on 'Greatest Games'. Exclusively available on The Blizzard's podcast feed.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 238 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 23 hours 57 minutes


Greatest Games: Dundee 2 Dundee United 1, 1987

On this week’s Greatest Games we remember a Skol Cup Dundee Derby at Dens Park in 1987 with Alan Patullo.   Following football in Dundee is unlike no other city such is the close proximity between the two sides, whose stadiums reside just a matter of yards away from each other. Alan remembers the history of this rivalry throughout the early years of his life and the atmosphere at this League Cup fixture that’s lost in time as the game wasn’t broadcast...


 2021-06-01  39m

Greatest Games: Serbia 0 Albania 3, 2014

On this week’s Greatest Games, Nick Ames joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller to share his story from the abandoned Serbia v Albania 2016 European Championship qualifier.

Eyebrows were raised when the draw placed these two nations in Group I in February 2014. Political disagreements regarding Kosovo, which culminated during the Kosovo War, meant that tensions were bound to be high when the sides came to meet...


 2021-05-25  49m

Greatest Games: Spurs 3 Manchester United 5, 2001

Vithushan Ehantharajah re-joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller this week to discuss an eight-goal thriller at White Hart Lane – Spurs 3 Manchester United 5.

Goals from Richards, Ferdinand and Ziege raced Spurs into a three-goal lead at half-time against the champions but an infamous Alex Ferguson three-word half-time speech was all that was needed to inspire an exhilarating second-half performance this Man United side – a vintage comeback...


 2021-05-18  48m

Greatest Games: Portugal 1 Iceland 1, 2016

Steve Crossman joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller on this week’s Greatest Games to discuss the Euro 2016 Group F opener between eventual champions, Portugal, and the tournament’s surprise package, Iceland.

The Nordic nation had never featured at a major tournament finals before but were unfazed by going toe-to-toe with the 2004 finalists, captained by the mercurial Cristiano Ronaldo...


 2021-05-11  46m

Greatest Games: Northern Ireland 1 Yugoslavia 0, 1975

This week on Greatest Games, Michael Walker joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller to remember Northern Ireland’s return to Windsor Park after three and a half years of international football exile.

The Northern Ireland national team had been playing their “home” games up and down England since their last Windsor Park international in October 1971 against the Soviet Union. This game against Yugoslavia brought Northern Ireland out of football isolation...


 2021-05-04  41m

Greatest Games: Wolves 3 Honvéd 2, 1954

On this week’s Greatest Games Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller are joined by Dominic Sandbrook to discuss the 1954 exhibition match between English champions Wolverhampton Wanderers and Hungarian champions Budapest Honvéd.

Under the Molineux floodlights and broadcast on the BBC, excitement swept across Wolverhampton and the entire nation for this one...


 2021-04-27  46m

Greatest Games: Luton Town 3 Arsenal 2, 1988

We’re off to a cup final, everyone! Faye Carruthers joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller to discuss the 1988 Littlewoods Challenge Cup Final between Luton Town and Arsenal.

Defending champions Arsenal were considered heavy favourites, but Ray Harford’s Luton Town had been performing well in the First Division and were raring for this cup final...


 2021-04-20  46m

Greatest Games: Chesterfield 3 Middlesbrough 3, 1997

David Jones joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller to remember the second 1997 FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford.

About the panel:

Jonathan Wilson founded The Blizzard in 2011 and is editor of the magazine...


 2021-04-13  49m

Greatest Games: Italy 2 Czechoslovakia 1, 1934

It’s a World Cup final edition of Greatest Games! Herbie Sykes joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller to discuss Italy’s first World Cup triumph on home soil in 1934.

Mussolini’s Italy greeted the world for the second Fifa World Cup competition, the first to feature teams from three continents. In a tournament designed to highlight Italian superiority and values, the only team left standing in their way of lifting the Jules Rimet Trophy – then called “Victory” – was Czechoslovakia...


 2021-04-06  46m

Greatest Games: England 1 Poland 1, 1973

Back to Wembley for this week’s Greatest Games as  Maciej Iwański joins Jonathan Wilson and Marcus Speller to discuss a famous draw between England and Poland in October 1973. 

After suffering defeat in Chorzow in June, Alf Ramsey’s side needed to win in order to avoid missing the World Cup finals for the first time since their first entry in 1950...


 2021-03-30  43m