English football

HRF 061 | a journey through the themes of the football world – ENGLISH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith

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… in conversation with Hardy Grüne

Hardy Grüne was once called the “memory of football” by the Frankfurter Allgemeine and has collaborated on well over 120 books on football and football history. His opus includes a two-volume world football encyclopedia, a standard work on the history of football in Germany and a study on the development of fan culture in Germany. Hardy was a fan of the former second division club Göttingen 05. For many years he has travelled regularly to England and France to see his Bristol Rovers and EA Guingamp.

Hardy Grüne tells in this episode about his very first football book. How he found writing and how he came to Bristol Rovers and EA Guingamp. Of course, he roams on this journey, many small and big stories. And in the end, one guesses why the time game magazine, football history, which he co-published with, has written on its banners. Oh yes, of course, we also talk about the magazine.

The Zeitspiel magazine can be found here, its website here, here you can find on his blog about his cycling adventures and here you can find him on Twitter.

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Shownotes:

Alsenborn – Rise of a village team, Uerdingen, VfR Neuss, Reinickendorfer Füchse, 1.FC Haßfurt, Kurt Brumme, TBV Mengede, Wuppertaler SV, 2.Football-Bundesliga 1974/75, 1.SC Göttingen 05, 1.FC Mühlheim, SpVgg Erkenschwick, Jahnstadion Göttingen, Bonner SC, TuS 08 Langerwehe, Wolfgang Fuhr (Agon Verlag) – Articles, Bristol Rovers, Glastonbury, Bath, Twerton Park – Stadium in Bath, Goodnight Irene, Bristol, Bristol City, Memorial Stadium, Zeitspiel-Magazin, EA Guingamp, Stade Brest, Stade de Rou Blog – Beyond the comfort zone with an article about Albania, article about the derby in Tirana, football crest – Publisher Die Werkstatt, Extincion Rebellion,