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Nessun Dorma will take you back to the time when football had smaller shorts, diving headers, pitches covered with sand and Elton Welsby on the TV. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the stories and some analysis as well. Featuring journalist and proper old football lovers Rob Smyth (The Guardian) plus plenty of other 80s & 90s tragics. If you're like us then this is pod for you.
 
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You can call it a comeback; we haven’t been here for years. Nessun Dorma returns from hibernation for a one-off special ahead of the World Cup, and a deep dive into one of the greatest matches in its storied history: the Espana 82 semi-final between France and West Germany. Your regulars Gary, Rob and Mike dust off the mics to discuss a history-mak…
 
Lee, Mike and Gary pick a couple of goals each from the legendary BBC VHS "101 Great Goals". This episode was originally put out to patreon members, but is now available to all as part of our farewell tour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesעל ידי Nessun Dorma
 
Gary Naylor is amazed and moved by an exhibition that tracks how football has been defined by the objects within it, and how a discourse developed globally to facilitate football's communication with itself and with its audience. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesעל ידי Nessun Dorma
 
Lee, Mike and Gary are here to chat through the next five goals in the Mexico 86 Top 20 rundown. This episode is part of our farewell tour and was originally content for patrons of the pod, hence some of the confusing references to such things at times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In the first gig of our farewell tour, Rob and Gary get detailed with Des as they cast their eye over the BBC's Top 20 Goals at Mexico 86. With just an hour at their disposal, they bravely manage to cover the first five on the list (well, they do go a little off-piste at times), with their favourite no surprise - who doesn't love an unemployed Braz…
 
Gary Naylor chats to Tom Whitworth about his book, When the Seagulls Follow the Trawler: Football in the 90s. They get into the thrills and spills of the tumultuous decade that saw the founding of the Premier League, the transformation of stadiums and Gareth Southgate disappoint us in a penalty shoot-out. Tom spoke to plenty of those who were there…
 
We're back for another Extra Time and with the rescheduled Euro 2020 on the way, Mike has a chat with the author of the definitive history of the tournament. Jonathan O'Brien is an editor and writer for the Business Post in Ireland, and has written the recently published Euro Summits: The Story of the UEFA European Championship 1960 to 2016. Mike a…
 
Our Gary talks to the much loved Pat Nevin about his new memoir, The Accidental Footballer, already a bestseller. En route, we hear about Tommy Tuchel and the alchemy of football management, why it really was better growing up on cinder pitches in the 70s and what it was like on the other side of the whitewash when Everton played Liverpool in the 1…
 
It’s a shift in focus in this episode as Nessun Dorma takes a look at the bottom half of the Premier League table, and the extraordinary denouement of the 1993-94 season.Gary, Mike and special guest Scott Murray pick over the bones of a dramatic final day scrap, with five teams fighting to avoid the two remaining passes through the trap door and in…
 
We’re back with another Extra Time, our little offshoot that takes a broader look around the world of football culture. This week our guest is David Hartrick – publisher, podcaster and author of a fantastic new book, Silver Linings: Bobby Robson’s England.Mike sits down with David for an extended chat about the writing of the book, and an overview …
 
25 years after that night at Anfield; Lee, Mike and special guest Scott Murray consider Keegan, Evans, Collymore closing in and all the other kamikaze football that formed perhaps the greatest match of our lifetimes. We reflect on the match's impact on the title race as well as our personal remembrances alongside an almost minute by minute admirati…
 
Having looked at the Villa players individually, Lee, Gary and Mike return to discuss what they achieved collectively. The hors d’oeuvre is Villa’s first league title in 71 years, achieved after a Homeric tussle through the 1980-81 season with Bobby Robson’s Ipswich and using just 14(!) players.Follow that, as they say, and oh boy, did they. Villa …
 
Once upon a time in the Midlands, there was a moneyball miracle. Come and join Lee, Gary and Mike as they travel all the way back to 1980, one of the outer markers of the Nessun Dorma time period, to look at Aston Villa’s epic achievements at the start of that decade.In part one we take a look at how that team was assembled by manager Ron Saunders,…
 
In 1983, Ajax decided not to renew the contract of Johan Cruyff, reasoning he was past it at the age of 36. So Cruyff, in the highest possible dudgeon, signed for their bitter rivals Feyenoord – and then won the Double with them, despite an 8-2 defeat at Ajax along the way. Rob talks to Andy Bollen, author of Fierce Genius, about that extraordinary…
 
In Part Two, Keegan goes into full Keegan mode, with the smiles broad as England take a 2-0 lead against Portugal in their first group match. The panel reflect on why David Beckham was right in his belief that it was a precarious lead as Portugal eventually cruised to an easier victory than the 2-3 scoreline suggests.After a 1-0 win over a ponderou…
 
Kevin Keegan - England manager? What a loser!Lee, Rob and Gary unwrap that reductive statement and conclude that while Joseph Kevin Keegan may have lost, he was no loser.In Part One, the initial focus is on the optimism that beamed out of little KK, striding out at Wembley in the sunshine, basking in the love of a capacity crowd, Poland seen off in…
 
Gary, Rob and Mike are back to discuss the transformation of Arsenal during Arsène Wenger’s first full season.We take an in-depth look at two Premier League classics, as Arsenal chin Manchester United home and away. The latter of those at Old Trafford was part of one of the most Homeric runs in English football history, as Arsenal went unbeaten fro…
 
Arsène? Who could ever forget him. Yet in September 1996 Arsène Charles Ernest Wenger was a relative unknown in the UK when he left Nagoya Grampus Eight in Japan to take charge of Arsenal. Gary, Rob and Mike discuss his early impact at the club, from broccoli to booze restrictions and how boring, boring Arsenal would eventually become breathtaking.…
 
We’ve arrived at the last eight in France, and Gary, Rob and Mike have much to discuss.Settle in for a chat about two of the greatest World Cup matches of the modern era, one of the most celebrated goals in the history of the tournament, the bombshell story that broke just before the final and a Petit goal that’s anything but.We also reflect on the…
 
That isn’t a misprint – we really have spun the thick end of two hours out of one round of World Cup football. Gary, Rob and Mike return for a review of the last 16 in France. We look at a devastating performance by Ronaldo, the World Cup’s first ever golden goal and there’s an extended segment on an epic tussle between England and Argentina that g…
 
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, then you're Nessun Dorma's target demographic. We're back, and to open season four we're focusing on the last World Cup of the twentieth century. Part 1 of our review of France 98 takes in the group stages - Brazil as a Nike product line, the Blanco hop, Des Lynam wondering why you're not at work, Ivan Z…
 
Middlesbrough’s 1996-97 season was the mother of all rollercoasters. They reached two cup finals, lost them both and were relegated – yet they were talk of the football world. Rob talks to Tom Flight, author of Yer Joking Aren’t Ya?, about Boro’s madcap season: the AWOL superstars, the hat-trick of 3-3 draws, the three-point deduction that ultimate…
 
It’s 25 years since Blackburn Rovers won the Premier League title in incredible circumstances. In the last episode of our current season, Rob talks to John Duerden, author of Rovers Revolution, about Blackburn’s dramatic rise under Jack Walker, the monstrous brilliance of Alan Shearer – and that unforgettable afternoon at Anfield. See acast.com/pri…
 
Possibly the oldest football we have ever discussed, as we take on the 1981 film about a match in the 1940s. Join Lee, Scott Murray and Carrie Dunn as they ramble about the film that all people in their right mind should adore. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
In five and a half years at Old Trafford, Ron Atkinson made Manchester United glamorous again. Rob talks to Wayne Barton, author of Que Sera Sera, about the glorious victories, the doomed title challenges and whether fewer beers would have meant more trophies See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choice…
 
Gary and Mike are joined by special guest Lionel Bernie, ghost writer of the fantastic Graham Taylor autobiography 'In His Own Words', for a look at the Watford managerial legend's time in charge of the national side. It's all here - Euro 92, subbing off Gary Lineker, that documentary, some reprehensible tabloid coverage, the doomed bid to reach US…
 
Now that Silsoe’s “Aztec Gold” has faded out, it’s time to put on “Aztec Lightning” by Heads. Gary, Rob and Mike are back to complete their review of the 1986 World Cup with a look at the knockout phases in Mexico, and there’s an awful lot going on here. Tuck in for two of the greatest World Cup matches of all time, a heart-breaking 5-1 thrashing a…
 
Strike up "Aztec Gold" by Silsoe, because we’re about to take you on a 2-part journey back to the 1986 World Cup in Mexico. In this first episode Gary, Rob and Mike discuss (among other things) qualification, mascots, altitude, the group stages and Bobby Robson putting his faith in Everton for a crucial match against Poland See acast.com/privacy fo…
 
Lee, Rob and Gary take a (very) long look at the 1994-95 Season Of Sleaze, including drugs, battered taxi drivers, bungs, a kung-fu kick, a tearful press conference and much more. There's also a tall Irishman in the Underrated Hall of Fame. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
Lee, Rob and Scott Murray talk about Rangers' greatest European Cup season and have another chat about a Journeyman and an Underrated Hall Of Fame Nominee See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesעל ידי Nessun Dorma
 
To celebrate the release of the 1980s Everton documentary Howard's Way, our Gary has a good old chat with the director Rob Sloman. *apologies for some slight echo in parts, we unfortunately left Gary in charge of the mixer. Never again... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Our next episode is here as we take a good, long (and believe us when we say it's long) look at Euro 88. Netherlands triumph, bicycles in the air, BELANOOOOOOV, that volley, that other volley, England folding like a broken concertina - it's all here.There's also another Underrated Hall Of Fame nominee and our latest glorious, mulleted, bow-legged J…
 
Come with us back to 1994, when Tottenham went mad under Ossie Ardiles and played The Famous Five. We have a good old chat about what that was all about and also consider the team's legacy and whether they have been harshly judged.There's a Coventry player considered for the Underrated Hall Of Fame (not, it's not Cobi Jones), and perhaps the most j…
 
Lee, Rob Smyth and Scott Murray are here on our return episode to consider an addition to the Underrated Hall Of Fame, another Journeyman Of The Week and have a long chat about Liverpool & The Perch. (You'll want to listen to understand what the bloody hell this perch this is all about, surely?) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out informa…
 
Lee, Rob and Mike are back for a special episode to celebrate the 25th anniversary of World Cup USA94. We take a good old deep dive into all the talking points and maybe a few you haven't talked about. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The new documentary "Diego Maradona" is in cinemas this week. Gary has had an early peek at it and in this bonus episode he let you know what he thinks.DIEGO MARADONA IS OUT IN CINEMAS FROM FRIDAY 14 JUNE See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
We have a chat about Nottingham Forest’s "inbetween" years*: after the European Cups, and up to the relegation in 1993. To help us along on the journey we have Gary Naylor and Forest fan and Guardian journalist, Nick Miller.*yes, we've made that period title up See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choi…
 
In this episode we allow Lee to wallow in the gorgeous warm waters of a time when his football club didn’t cause him abject misery as we take a look at the glorious days of Oldham Athletic between 1989 and 1994. A tale of over achievement, cup runs, promotion, playing with one centre back and a rollercoaster ride that ultimately ended in relegation…
 
Lee, Rob and Mike chat all about November 17, 1993, the last great night of international tournament qualification; an evening that ended careers, made reputations, left a legacy a certain Welsh fullback could do without and caused David Ginola to have his parentage questioned. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more a…
 
We're back for Season 2 and we kick-off with a good old deep dive into the opening fixtures of the 1996-97 season. Lee, Mike and Gary consider Beckham's introduction to the wider world, Richie Humphreys' thunderbolt and decline, Super Kevin Campbell and the general pizzazz and razzamattaz that was the Premier League in the post Euro 96 miasma of se…
 
Lee, Rob and Mike chat about 1992-93, the season that United finally threw the 25 year old monkey off their back and hoisted the league trophy. There's also an attempt to make and XI out of the best players who didn't play in either the European Cup or the Champions League. Also, as per, Lee manages to somehow make a lot of United' title win about …
 
We take leisurely ramble through football as experienced throught the cathode ray tube screen. Lee is joined by Scott Murray and Rob Bagchi to talk theme tunes, Saint & Greavsie, the Sky revolution, FA Cup Final day marathons and much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.…
 
The tenure of Glenn Hoddle at the helm of the national side is pored over by Lee, Mike Gibbons and Adam Hurrey. Is he in credit or debit after his World Cup 98 showing? Was he a good coach? Why couldn't he fit Le Tissier in? What is the relevance of Kenny G and Where is Eileen Drewery now? All of these questions and more are answered. There's also …
 
We take off our shoes and paddle in the genius of the greatest of all time, El Diego. What made him so special and the impact he had on football and for us as viewers lucky enough to see him. There is also a full rundown and rating of those crowned The New Maradona in the past 30 years. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Lea…
 
It's time to have a chat about the Jack Charlton period as manager of Ireland. We talk long balls, white baseball caps, Liam Brady's magazine based rebellion, Paul McGrath's genius and the many errors of Packie Bonner with Paul Doyle of The Guardian. We also find time to have a squint at the 1989 Ballon D'or list and ask, just who is Robby Langers …
 
Watford's transformation for a Fourth Division side with a dog track for a stadium to First Division runners-up under the leadership of Graham Taylor and Elton John is pored over by Lee, Lionel Birnie and Mac Millings. Gerry Armstrong is our Watford related Journeyman Of The Week. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Learn mor…
 
Part 2 of our ramble through the British transfer record from Trevor Francis's million pound move to Forest all the way to Shearer's £15m switch to Newcastle and everything in between. This episode takes us from 1990 to Shearer’s world record breaker in 1996. Given the hefty subject it turned into quite a marathon that we have split over two parts,…
 
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