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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.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 23m. Bisher sind 244 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 4 hours 52 minutes

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After the Earthquake


"Many of those parents who did arrive with their children were carrying Geiger counters. Before each match, they would hastily walk over the pitch to take measures of the air at grass level." In Episode Five of the Blizzard Podcast we look back at Javier Sauras and Felix Lill's 'After the Earthquake', and how football is playing its part in rebuilding the shattered communities around Fukushima, first published in Issue Sixteen...


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 2015-09-23  23m
 
 

Where's Darth Vader Gone?


International football is ceasing to be treated as a reenactment of Europe's horrible past. Is the age of football as a substitute for war coming to an end? "A World Cup without Germany would be like Star Wars without Darth Vader," remarked David Winner, and Germany were the perfect villain: the bad guy who killed the beautiful teams, like Hungary in 1954, Holland in 1974, France in 1982...


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 2015-09-16  25m
 
 

Where's Darth Vader Gone?


International football is ceasing to be treated as a reenactment of Europe's horrible past. Is the age of football as a substitute for war coming to an end? "A World Cup without Germany would be like Star Wars without Darth Vader," remarked David Winner, and Germany were the perfect villain: the bad guy who killed the beautiful teams, like Hungary in 1954, Holland in 1974, France in 1982...


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 2015-09-16  25m
 
 

The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete


In 1982 the French international Jean-Pierre Adams went to hospital and was given anaesthetic that should have knocked him out for a few hours. 33 years later, he has still not woken up. In Episode Three of the Blizzard Podcast we look back at Robin Bairner's 'Sleeping Giant' from Issue Twelve, published in March 2014. We're keen to hear your feedback and suggestions on these new podcasts - email podcast@theblizzard.co.uk, or find us on Twitter @blzzrd...


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 2015-09-11  22m
 
 

The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete


In 1982 the French international Jean-Pierre Adams went to hospital and was given anaesthetic that should have knocked him out for a few hours. 33 years later, he has still not woken up. In Episode Three of the Blizzard Podcast we look back at Robin Bairner's 'Sleeping Giant' from Issue Twelve, published in March 2014. We're keen to hear your feedback and suggestions on these new podcasts - email podcast@theblizzard.co.uk, or find us on Twitter @blzzrd...


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 2015-09-11  22m
 
 

The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete


In 1982 the French international Jean-Pierre Adams went to hospital and was given anaesthetic that should have knocked him out for a few hours. 33 years later, he has still not woken up. In Episode Three of the Blizzard Podcast we look back at Robin Bairner's 'Sleeping Giant' from Issue Twelve, published in March 2014. We're keen to hear your feedback and suggestions on these new podcasts - email podcast@theblizzard.co.uk, or find us on Twitter @blzzrd...


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 2015-09-11  22m
 
 

The House of the Beautiful Sleeping Athlete


In 1982 the French international Jean-Pierre Adams went to hospital and was given anaesthetic that should have knocked him out for a few hours. 33 years later, he has still not woken up. In Episode Three of the Blizzard Podcast we look back at Robin Bairner's 'Sleeping Giant' from Issue Twelve, published in March 2014. We're keen to hear your feedback and suggestions on these new podcasts - email podcast@theblizzard.co.uk, or find us on Twitter @blzzrd...


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 2015-09-11  22m
 
 

Tales of My Father (with Jonathan Wilson)


“His memory was gone, ravaged by Alzheimer’s, but when I told him, I saw a flicker in his eyes. ’Do you remember Clough?’ I asked, talking, to be honest, for the sake of talking; he couldn’t have told me, by then, what day it was or what he’d had for lunch. ‘Of course I do,’ he snapped, and went to describe a hat-trick Clough had scored against Grimsby. Although I continued to visit every day, that was probably the last ‘proper’ conversation we had...


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 2015-09-07  15m
 
 

Manchester Football Writing Festival, National Football Museum (1st September 2015)


The Blizzard Q&A recorded live at the National Football Museum as part of the Manchester Football Writing Festival, on the evening of 1st September. With a panel of Blizzard contributors - David Conn, Andy Brassell and editor Jonathan Wilson - hosted by the Football Ramble's Marcus Speller...


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 2015-09-02  1h36m
 
 

Manchester Football Writing Festival, National Football Museum (1st September 2015)


The Blizzard Q&A recorded live at the National Football Museum as part of the Manchester Football Writing Festival, on the evening of 1st September. With a panel of Blizzard contributors - David Conn, Andy Brassell and editor Jonathan Wilson - hosted by the Football Ramble's Marcus Speller...


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 2015-09-02  1h36m