To start a new podcast series, we examine the footballing history of the USSR. Not just those iconic CCCP shirts, but how the Soviet authorities used football as a political tool; their successes, failures, bans and boycotts. How did Ukrainian football prosper behind the Iron Curtain, and what changed when it came down? In the end, was the 2018 World Cup merely another victory for Moscow’s political power?
Stuart Horsfield // @loxleymistey44
Gary Thacker // @All_Blue_Daze
Steven Scragg // @scraggy_74