The Funny Old Game Podcast explores strange and interesting stories of football past. Combining history and and football to educate and enthrall listeners.


  • The Christmas Day Fixtures

    The Christmas Day Fixtures

    13/12/2016 Duración: 05min

    With calls for a Christmas break becoming louder in England, it's time to take a look at when festive football wasn't just played on Boxing Day and New Years, but on the big day itself...

  • England vs Germany 1938 | When England Saluted Hitler

    England vs Germany 1938 | When England Saluted Hitler

    17/11/2016 Duración: 06min

    The first episode of the Funny Old Game podcast explores the story of how the England national football team were made to succumb to power of propaganda. On the 14th May 1938, England played Germany in Berlin, with the match itself taking a back seat to the preliminaries. The build-up was focused on the tense relations between the two countries as Germany began to re-mobilise and re-arm, conquering lands in Europe. Would the English players heil Hitler? Even if it meant starting a war?