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The Football History Boys

The Football History Boys

By The Football History Boys
The Football History Boys were founded in 2013 and write about the stunning history of the beautiful game. Ben Jones and Gareth Thomas are venturing into the world of podcasts, bringing their love for football to your ears! Give us a listen and check us out on Twitter: @TFHBs.
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S2 Episode 1 - Project TFHB Podcast
Our second season kicks off with catching up on the Premier League so far, but with important dicussions about football Pay-Per-View (PPV), Project Big Picture and the ever looming threat of the European Super League. We also hear some of our listener's opinions about who would be your dream line-up for a penalty shootout, along with who you would currently pick for Wales' starting XI at Euro 2020(21) this coming summer. Get involved by tweeting us: https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. Our book is now available to BUY here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Footballs-Fifty-Most-Important-Moments/dp/178531632X.
1:08:00
October 28, 2020
Episode 16 - The Most Significant Season in Football History is...
TFHB were able to meet up for a socially distanced chat face to face for our end of season pod! As an season closer for us, we review this weird COVID impacted campaign, whilst considering what seasons we believe to be the 'most significant' in the history of the game... 1888/89, 1923/24, 1953/54, 1966/67, 1988/89 and 2004/05, have a listen to our reasons why as we share some of your opinions too. We also give out some end of season awards for 2019/20 and manage to fit in a quiz as well! Get involved by tweeting us: https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. Our book is now available to BUY here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Footballs-Fifty-Most-Important-Moments/dp/178531632X.
55:35
July 30, 2020
Episode 15 - Ricki Herbert, the greatest 5-a-side coach of all-time!
TFHB asked you: if you had to make a dream 5-a-side team with just one player from each football confederation, who would you pick? We take a look at our teams and your ideas, we also consider the most 'underrated' manager of all-time, and we share some 'unpopular' football opinions!  Get involved by tweeting us: https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. Our book is now available to BUY here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Footballs-Fifty-Most-Important-Moments/dp/178531632X.
49:59
July 2, 2020
Episode 14 - What do you do when there's no Euros?!
TFHB is back as football returns after the enforced COVID-19 suspension. We chat the inital return of the Premier League and THAT Hawkeye error, as well as thinking about some of your favourites Euros of all-time, with Euro 2020 postponed. We also review our pre-season predictions, how have we done? We certainly didn't predict a 100 day coronavirus suspension!! Get involved by tweeting us: https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. Our book is now available to BUY here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Footballs-Fifty-Most-Important-Moments/dp/178531632X.
49:46
June 19, 2020
Episode 13 - #TFHBsGreatest's International Sides of All-Time
TFHB is back with a 'lockdown' special! We have been on a search to find the greatest international team to ever play the beautiful game. 32 teams entered the competition and via Twitter we have narrowed it down to a last 4. With the final coming, we stop to discuss some of the 32 teams and why they could rightly be considred #TFHBsGreatest! We also take time to remember the 1949 Superga Disaster that happened 71 years ago this week, a tragedy that shaped Torino and wider Italian football. Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. Our book is now available to BUY here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Footballs-Fifty-Most-Important-Moments/dp/178531632X.
44:04
May 4, 2020
Episode 12 - Curry with Chips, Rice or Half and Half?
TFHB is back amidst the Coronavirus outbreak! Thanks to the wonders of Zoom, we can meet for a pod to discuss our newly released book and answer some of your questions: What would be moment 51 of the book? What do we make of football's hooligan literature? How would we get football up and running again after the suspension? And perhaps most importantly, how do you take your curry: With chips, rice or half and half? Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. Our book is now available to BUY here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Footballs-Fifty-Most-Important-Moments/dp/178531632X.
52:37
April 22, 2020
Episode 11 - Yes, but did Pelé ever have a Hal Robson-Kanu moment?!
TFHB is back for 2020, discussing a big question: What is football's most important decade? We take you through the 1930s, 1950s and 1990s whilst hearing some of your thoughts too. A World Cup themed quiz is topped off with our (Gareth's!) impassioned views about VAR and what needs changing! We still want your opinions, let's hear them! Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. Our book is available to pre-oder before its April 2020 release here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Footballs-Fifty-Most-Important-Moments/dp/178531632X. If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy.
1:18:06
February 19, 2020
Episode 10 - Review of the Decade: Oh My Days Zlatan Ibrahimović!
TFHB bring you a special review of the 2010s, as we answer some key questions: What was the goal of the decade? What was the moment of the decade? Who was the player of the decade? What was football's funniest moment of the decade? What was the biggest shock of the decade? What was the transfer of the decade? And what do we predict will happen in the 2020s? We take all of your opinions too, plenty dicussed, get involved! Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. Our book is available to pre-oder before its April 2020 release here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Footballs-Fifty-Most-Important-Moments/dp/178531632X. If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy.
1:03:27
December 31, 2019
Episode 9 - Christmas Special: Tis the Season to Play Football
TFHB bring you a seasonal episode, our Christmas special! We discuss some of your most loved Christmas football traditions/memories, myth-bust the Christmas Truce of 1914 and decide our teams of the decade, as well as listening to your teams too. Plenty dicussed, get involved! Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy.
58:21
December 6, 2019
Episode 8 - Paul Durkin's big day: 16 May 1998
This week TFHB return from our mid-season break! We discuss the exciting news of our upcoming book, hear about some of your most important dates in the history of the beautiful game, discuss the ever present VAR and reminisce upon the career of love him/loathe him Neil Warnock. Plenty dicussed, get involved! Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy.
50:29
November 15, 2019
Episode 7 - What Ever Happened to Freddy Adu?
This week is a wonderkids special, TFHB investigating those who made it, those who didn't and some tips for the future! What did Match magazine predict back in 2006? We spend some time reviewing Jonathan Wilson's brilliant new book 'The Names Heard Long Ago'  and we also are joined by Craig Bellamy's 'Goodfella' autobiography as our guest quiz for the week. Plenty packed in, so don't miss out! Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy.
58:49
September 24, 2019
Episode 6 - How Do You Pronounce Crvena Zvezda?!
This week The Football History Boys are talking all things Champions League/European Cup. Previewing the competition kicking-off next week, re-living some of your greatest ever European moments and debating the highly controversial (yet inevitable) Champions League reform. Our Guess the Year quiz returns but it is also joined by our new game, the catchily named 'Guess the Dream-Team Line-Up in Match Magazine 2005/2006'... Don't miss it! Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy.
54:30
September 12, 2019
Episode 5 - Is Pelé Underrated?
This week The Football History Boys asked our followers for their all-time dream team XI, playing in a 4-3-3 with just one player from each country and a player representing their own country. After almost 200 replies we have complied your list into a dream team and take you through our personal picks - Who makes the cut, who doesn't?! Don't miss our PFA 1997 sticker album quiz too, who is a soulman? Who wants to go to backpacking to the Amazon? Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy.
58:59
August 31, 2019
Episode 4 - A Whole Load of VARcle Puns
The Football History Boys are back from their summer break and we take in the first few weeks of the new season. VAR has hit the headlines and so we discuss other moments in the history of the beautiful game where off-field rule changes made an impact on the game that we love! We have a new quiz for you too: which player loves peanuts? Who owns a restaurant in the Midlands? Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy.
54:34
August 22, 2019
Episode 3 - Valery Smirnov: Premier League All-Time Top Goalscorer
The Football History Boys bring you an extended episode this week before we head off on holidays. We are looking at the history of transfers through time, starting back in the 19th century & bringing things up to the modern day. We also debate our top 3 best/worst transfers ever, answer some of your questions and also give our predictions for the season ahead. Get involved by tweeting us:  https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website: https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/. If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy.
1:13:14
July 25, 2019
Episode 2 - A Football TARDIS
The Football History Boys bring you Episode 2 of our new podcast! We finish off the rest of our 'Wales' Greatest' series, taking some of your opinions on who should be considered the best, we step inside our Football TARDIS and head back to famous matches in 1953 & 1923 as well as stop at some of your chosen destinations and we also have time for a good bit of quizzing along the way! As ever, get involved with your views, Tweet us: https://twitter.com/TFHBs or find the articles discussed over at our website:  https://www.thefootballhistoryboys.com/.  If you want to join our Fantasy Premier League mini-league, head over to the official site and type in code: hhtkhy - Just don't leave in a player who has already been sold like Ben did!).
59:25
July 17, 2019
Episode 1 - Chums with Charles
The Football History Boys begin their journey into the world of podcasting! In our first episode we discuss who TFHB are, look at the first half of our latest 'Wales' Greatest' series, consider sports' history in schools today and chat about the international tournaments that are taking place this summer. Make sure you get involved, sharing your views or entering our quiz over on Twitter: @TFHBs or find the articles discussed in today's show over at our website: www.thefootballhistoryboys.com.
55:00
July 4, 2019