Podcast 207: An Echo of Glory, Part 15 – The Day After

by | Apr 12, 2020

In May 1985, football in England suffered an existential trauma that some felt it may have been impossible to recover from. This week, we tell the story of how the game reacted to the twin disasters of Bradford and Heysel, as the national team continued to morph into the team that we know and understand today. It’s a story of near-bankruptcy, falling attendances, innovation, and the first shoots of the football of the 1990s.

It’s time for the fifteenth episode of our series An Echo of Glory, the history of football in England and Wales. There’s a bunch of different ways in which you can subscribe to the 200% podcast. You can do so through Spotify, which you can find right here, and you can download this week’s to listen to at your leisure by right-clicking and saving here, whilst the podcast RSS feed is here and you can subscribe through Itunes here. We’re now also available through Acast, right here.

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