The Football Attic
The Football Attic
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The Football Attic is a blog dedicated to the enshrinement of all that's great about The Beautiful Game from an era that's destined never to return.
The Football Attic: Rewind - Episode 1
If you've been waiting for a football podcast that thinks electronic scoreboards are the coolest thing ever or shrugs its shoulders when it hears the phrase 'VAR', you're very much in luck. Yes folks, The Football Attic: Rewind is on hand to transport you back to a time when 'Internet' was something international-standard anglers used to catch fish and 'Bestie' was that Irish bloke who used to score loads of goals for Manchester United. In this first episode, we, your humble hosts, take you back to September 19th 1981 to look at an old episode of the BBC's Match of the Day. And my, how things have changed. We see crowds bereft of replica shirt-wearing fans (apart from one young bloke at Anfield), players getting fouled but denying us the chance to see their extensive acting repertoire and pitchside boards advertising holiday camps and stone enamellers. Did this really happen in our lifetime? Apparently it did, and we've got the evidence to prove it. If you want to watch this episode of Match of the Day to see what we're talking about, you can catch it here. So if you want to the greatest ever example of the Egyptian goatee beard, see the evil in Garry Birtles' eyes or simply marvel at the wonder of a behind-the-goal camera angle, you've definitely come to the right place. Mind - there's a bit of mild swearing here and there. Sorry about that... This introductory visit to The Football Attic is free to download immediately, but if you want to catch future episodes with similar speed and efficiency, why not support us on Patreon? Check out the membership levels and help us bring you more of the same, only better...
Apr 27
The Football Attic Podcast 32 - The 1987-88 season
Can you remember what you were doing thirty years ago? Were you dreaming of owning your very own BMX bike, or were you wondering why Paul Gascoigne didn't talk with a very high-pitched voice after his encounter with Vinnie Jones? If your answer was the latter, then welcome to our 32nd podcast in which we go back to the 1987-88 season! Take a trip down memory lane with us as we remind you of the players, the teams and the goals that made up an often overlooked episode in football history. Plus, we bring you the stuff that was going on outside the world of football to complete your recollection of all that was happening thirty years ago, thanks to our complimentary YouTube playlist.
Aug 29, 2017
The Football Attic Kit Podcast 20 - Another New Kits Special
So many new kits, so little time to discuss them... unless you're presenting the Football Attic Kit Podcast, in which case you can easily fill an hour and a half! Yes, we're back once again to wax lyrical about the latest kit releases, but to pep things up, we also talk about cartoons, space exploration and the most depressing breakfast cereal ever. Oh and by the way, VISIT MALAYSIA. And as if our 20th episode wasn't a landmark enough, we're also celebrating our first birthday! (Of the podcast, that is - not our mental age...)
Jun 18, 2017
The Football Attic Kit Podcast 19 - New Kits Special
We're back! What do you mean you didn't know we'd been away? Cheeky scamps! In the few weeks we've been absent, there's been an avalanche of new kit releases, so we devote this entire episode to just that, with our New Kits Special! Tune in to hear our views on the new Liverpool, Luton, Sampdoria, Ross County...look I'm not gonna list them all, just have a listen and don't forget to subscribe to the crib sheet so you can see what we're on about... Also, get the result of the last ever Kit Off! Peace!
Jun 4, 2017
The Football Attic Podcast 31 Part 2 - Old v New
As sure as night follows day and 'each-way bet' follows Joey Barton, we're back with the second part of our comparison between the football of yesteryear and the football we know in the modern era. The question is, which era's best? Is it the era of clunky football video games, Puma King football boots and hooliganism, or the era of foreign club ownership, complicated football kit design and digital advertising boards? Listen in to the concluding part of our podcast to find out, and rest assured - no fire alarms feature in this one in any way, shape or form...
May 8, 2017
The Football Attic Podcast 31 Part 1 - Old v New
Hey folks, remember when football nostalgia blogs talked about more than just kits? Halcyon days weren't they? Just like everything from years gone by...waaaaaay better than this modern BS! Or is it? See, we're not convinced everything was better in the past...rickets for example... To that end, we decided to finish the debate once and for all* and so spent 2 1/2 hours discussing a wide range of subjects and declaring which was better...old or new... *not that
May 2, 2017
The Football Attic Kit Podcast 18 - Easter Special
Happy Easter, everyone! When you've got a brief opening in your schedule in between scoffing huge lumps of chocolate egg, why not listen in to Episode of the Football Attic Kit Pod? We've got a special Easter-themed show for you this time which brilliantly gathers together all the football kit information you need while hardly ever mentioning the Christian holiday and festival that means so much to so many. Thank us later, if you like. There's also Kit News and another Kit Off vote too (details below)... what more could you possibly ask for (apart from yet another chocolate egg)?
Apr 16, 2017
The Football Attic Kit Podcast 17 Part 2 - Wales
It's Part 2 of the reeeeeeeally long chat all about Wales shirts aided and abetted by our Pot Noodle correspondent, the one and only Simon 'Shakey' Shakeshaft! In Part 1, we (finally) managed to get through Kit News and also covered our favourite Wales home shirts from 1980 - Present Day. Now it's time for us all to cover the lovely away shirts, so sit back, get comfortable, maybe grab a pillow and a duvet, and enjoy the beautiful yokel-like tones of Mr Shakey. The pod is available to download here . Oh, and before you download the podcast, an apology for the poor sound quality on Chris' audio track. We're not sure what caused him to sound so muffled and distant, but we've done all we can to make him sound as clear as possible, albeit under limiting circumstances. Sorry for any inconvenience where that's concerned...
Apr 3, 2017
The Football Attic Kit Podcast 17 Part 1 - Wales
It's time for yet another special guest on The Football Attic Kit Podcast (you lucky people) - it's the one and only Simon 'Shakey' Shakeshaft! As anyone will tell you (especially Shakey himself), Shakey knows all there is to know about the shirts and kits worn by the Wales national team down the years, so that's the subject we're taking for this podcast. And good news for you (we hope) - it's another two-parter! The first part is available to download here and contains an extended Kit News section and the opening part of our debate on the greatest Wales shirts since 1980. The second part of the podcast will be available to download on this website soon and will contain the remaining part of our Wales shirt discussion, plus the Kit Off vote which you can take part in below. Oh, and before you download the podcast, an apology for the poor sound quality on Chris' audio track. We're not sure what caused him to sound so muffled and distant, but we've done all we can to make him sound as clear as possible, albeit under limiting circumstances. Sorry for any inconvenience where that's concerned...
Mar 29, 2017
The Football Attic Kit Podcast 16 - MLS 2017
The special guests keep on coming as we bring you our take on the kits of MLS 2017 - with Austin Long! You'll have heard Austin's name mentioned many times in the previous 15 podcasts, and now he's here to tell us just how much we know about the kits that'll be worn by FC Dallas, Atlanta United, Vancouver Whitecaps and more... So to hear our views on the best home and away kits of MLS 2017, and to get the latest Kit News and a new Kit Off vote (see details below), download and listen in to Episode 16 of the Football Attic Kit Podcast. It's a rootin' tootin' all-American special!* (* Some Canadian teams may feature)
Mar 13, 2017
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