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At Outside Write, we explore the off-pitch story of football.
We're the curious fan's football blog.

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SBO BetPodcast: The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Ernö Erbstein

The long over-looked story of Hungarian coach Ernö Egri Erbstein has finally been told. We talk to his biographer Dominic Bliss about how this Holocaust survivor went on to create Il Grande Torino.

SBO BetFootball Travel: Bristol City

We visit Ashton Gate, the home of Bristol City. Bristol is the UK's fifth biggest city yet neither of its league clubs have been in the top flight for decades.

SBO BetPodcast: Groundhopping in Romania

We check in with Bucharest-based groundhopper Charlie Craven for his tips on watching football in Romania.

Non-League: Barnet FC

We get the local's guide to Barnet FC in the northern reaches of London suburbia. Is the atmosphere at 'The Hive' anything like former ground Underhill?

SBO BetFootball Travel: S.C.C. Napoli

In this guest post, Andrew Williams gives us the lowdown on visiting the Stadio San Paolo in Naples and reflects on the 30 years between Maradona and Sarriball.

How the FA Cup Saved Football

While many football fans know that the FA Cup is the world's oldest existing football tournament, what they may now know is that without it the Rugby code may well have prevailed.

Podcast: Managing Matabeleland

We talk to Justin Walley about his new book, 'One Football, No Nets', which chronicles his time managing the Zimbabwean region of Matabeleland to the CONIFA World Football Cup in 2018.