LESS INSIGHT THAN MATCH OF THE DAY BUT MORE SWEARING THAN SCARFACE
Here at the Half and Half Scarves Podcast we love a good book, especially a good book that is about football. So we were very excited when we were contacted by writer Jordan Florit with details about his upcoming book Red Wine & Arepas: How Football Is Becoming Venezuela’s Religion. This intriguing and ambitious project uses football as a lens to examine and explore contemporary Venezuelan society as football continues to rise in popularity and importance within the country.
If you are like us and don’t know much about Venezuelan football then I’m sure Red Wine & Arepas will be of great interest to you. For instance, did you know that in 2007 something called the Juvenile Rule was created meaning that teams must field at least one U20 in their starting line-up? No, neither did we. What a way to support and nurture young development for the national team though? The FA and Premier League, yes, we are looking at you. That was just one interesting fact we learned from reading some sample material that Jordan was kind enough to send over to us recently.
We will be helping to support and bring exposure to Red Wine & Arepas during its impending Kickstarter campaign, which will begin on the 1st of August. Jordan will be joining us for a special podcast just after his book is launched on the crowd funding platform to tell us and our listeners more about the book and his coming journey to Venezuela to research it.
You can follow Jordan on Twitter @TheFalseLibero
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We are creating a new series of podcasts about football fans, why they love football, the clubs that they support or specific memories that ties them indelibly to the sport.
In a world increasingly governed by money, broadcasters and corporate sponsorship the supporters are in danger of being forgotten or being replaced by VIP match day packages.
We wanted to create something to document supporters and the passion that they have for football, so we created My Story.
We are looking for fans to tell us their story. Why they love the club that they support, why they support a particular club or games/seasons that have left them with the passionate memories that football is capable of producing in us all.
After sharing this idea on Twitter, we had a incredible amount of interest from people offering to talk about their love for football and their clubs.
If you would like to feature in this series and share your story with us, we want to give you the platform to tell it. Email us at email@example.com or message us on Twitter.
All are welcome.
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In this Soccerswap special, Colin is joined by Lucas Gillard to talk all about Soccerswap and to dive into the packages that they sent each other. Colin learns about Australian football and tells a rubbish George Best story. Follow Soccerswap on Twitter @soccerswap and follow Lucas @LJGillard. Click here to listen now...
Welcome to the Half and Half Scarves Podcast. This is what happens when a bunch of mates get together to talk about football and the clubs they support. A shambolic mash of stats, unqualified opinions and chat about the game we love. In short, some miserable sods who hate half and half scarves and your half time skinny lattes.
The podcast is made up of four mates that all support different clubs:
Drew (West Ham)
Each week they discuss their clubs results and all of the action from the Premier League.
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