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Bonus: David Goldblatt on the history of football fandom


On Sunday evening the 18th of April, 12 European football clubs shocked the footballing world by announcing plans for a new European Super League. The move by billionaire owners of the ‘dirty dozen’ clubs to create a closed-shop oligopoly would eviscerate grassroots football and destroy any remaining integrity at the top of the sport. As opposition rings out from all quarters, we thought it would be good opportunity to release our extended interview with football writer David Goldblatt, which first aired in our Football Fandom episode. David is a writer, academic, and broadcaster who has written several highly acclaimed books about football including, ‘The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football’ and ‘The Game of Our Live’. Speaking to TWT’s Tom Williams, David traces the transformation of football from an elite aristocratic past-time to a mass working class phenomenon and latterly, a plutocratic plaything for finance capitalism TWT FM is a podcast from The World Transformed. This episode was produced by Tom Williams, Matt Huxley and Aron Keller with contributions from David Goldblatt.


19 Apr 2021

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Shoot! The Breeze Episode 42 with David Goldblatt

Shoot The Breeze

David Goldblatt : Goal 28th July 1972In this episode we take a look inside a Goal magazine from 28th July 1972 with sports writer, broadcaster, sociologist, journalist, author and Spurs and Bristol Rovers fan David Goldblatt (@Davidsgoldblatt).  For more details on this podcast including an electronic copy of the magazine and other fascinating comments and links, please visit our website http://shootthebreezepod.co.uk/ where you can also donate for a chance to win some goodies including the original magazine from the show. Remember, 100% of all money donated goes to our charity partner, @WDCommFoodshare. with @scotsfootycard, @simonweir and @tombrogan. Sign up for our podcast newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/46321edb694d/shoot-the-breeze-newsletter Follow along with the articles, photographs and videos from the show: http://shootthebreezepod.co.uk/ Let's Shoot! The Breeze 

1hr 40mins

24 Feb 2021

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David Goldblatt

Bridges to the Future

Global crises cause big changes and reveal deep structural weaknesses. As drastic measures are taken across the world to stop the spread of COVID-19,  what are the short, medium and long term implications for our society, our economy, geopolitics - and us as individuals?In this special interview series from the RSA, it’s chief executive, Matthew Taylor, talks to a range of practitioners - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - to assess the scale of the response and consider how we build effective bridges to our new future. David Goldblatt is a sports writer, broadcaster and sociologist. Produced by Craig Templeton SmithIn this time of global change, strong communities and initiatives that bring people together are more invaluable than ever before. The RSA Fellowship is a global network of problem solvers. We invite you to join our community today to stay connected, inspired and motivated in the months ahead. You can learn more about the Fellowship or start an application by clicking  here. 


8 May 2020

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In praise of Japanese magazines, climbing, ‘Paradiso’ and David Goldblatt

Monocle 24: The Stack

This week Monocle’s creative director celebrates the design of Japanese magazines. Plus we speak with the first female editor of ‘Climbing’ magazine on her new book ‘Cliffhanger’, we revisit the work of late South African photographer David Goldblatt and leaf through Aussie title ‘Paradiso’.


25 Apr 2020

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Episode 2 with David Goldblatt: "Football in a Time of Crisis"

The FBA Podcast

Episode 2 of our Podcast : "Football in a Time of Crisis: World Wars, Revolutions and Climate Catastrophe". Brought to you by The Football Business Academy and David Goldblatt Sports Author and Journalist. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 12mins

6 Apr 2020

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David Goldblatt: The Age of Football

Between The Lines

In 2006, David Goldblatt published 'The Ball is Round: A Global History of Football'. It was an extensive study of the beautiful game stretching back from its very origins into the early years of the 21st century. Job done. Or not. The last decade or so has witnessed seismic shifts in football, from its economic transformation and politicisation through to the emergence of China and United States on the global stage. So, David went back to the drawing board and the result is another book, another epic study of the beautiful game by the best football historian in the business. 'The Age of Football: The Global Game in the 21st Century' is out now and fits inside a Christmas stocking, so long as it’s a very big stocking. This is a live event recorded at Waterstones in Glasgow where myself and David chatted about the process of completing such an epic project.   Thanks to David for this interview and check him out on Twitter @davidsgoldblatt. And please check out the rest of this season of Between the Lines. The rest of the episodes from this season feature interviews with Ben Reiter, Oliver Kay, Lawrence Donegan, Daniel Gray and Hugh MacDonald. Finally, if you’ve enjoyed this, please leave us a review, tell a friend, spread the word. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


27 Nov 2019

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Amanda Palmer, David Goldblatt and The Utopia Strong

Monocle 24: The Monocle Weekly

Musician Amanda Palmer joins us to talk about her recent album ‘There Will Be No Intermission’ and how to make music with a message. Plus: writer David Goldblatt discusses his book ‘The Age of Football’ and we meet former professional snooker player-turned-DJ and musician Steve Davis, along with his bandmates Kavus Torabi and Michael J York, who make up trio The Utopia Strong.


22 Sep 2019

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David Goldblatt on why football matters, the Premier League's post Brexit worries and GAA hegemony

The Football Spin

David Goldblatt on why football matters, the Premier League's post Brexit worries and GAA hegemony by JOE


17 Sep 2019

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Episode 32 - Interview: David Goldblatt

Nutmeg Magazine

Acclaimed sports writer David Goldblatt joins host Daniel Gray. The man the Sunday Times called 'possibly the best football historian there has ever been' talks about the game - global, local and everything in-between.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)


30 Aug 2019

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The Age of Football: An Interview with David Goldblatt

Tifo Football Podcast

https://www.theathletic.co.uk/tifo - for your 30-day free trial and 50% off your annual subscription to THE ATHLETIC! Do it, it's brilliant.Africa, Qatar and FIFA are just some of the topics David Goldblatt covers in his latest book ‘The Age of Football: The Global Game in the Twenty-First Century’. David talks to Tifo about Sepp Blatter’s love of watches, what’s happening with football in Africa, why Qatar should host the World Cup in 2022 and much more.  David’s new book: https://www.panmacmillan.com/authors/david-goldblatt/the-age-of-football/9781509854240 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 7mins

27 Aug 2019