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In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto speaks with the former Ajax and Napoli defender, Dutch national team icon and footballing legend Ruud Krol. Frank sits down with Ruud to discuss his early playing days at Ajax Amsterdam, playing for Rinus Michels and Stefan Kovacs, being a part of the early dominant 70s' Ajax side, playing with and …
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto speaks with the New Zealand and Empoli left-back Libby Cacace. Frank sits down with Libby to discuss how the All Whites' defender made the move to Empoli, his transition from New Zealand to Serie A, life in Tuscany, growing up watching the Azzurri and Serie A, his Italian background and connection t…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto speaks with the co-editor of The Gentleman Ultra, writer, lecturer, In The Shadow of Vesuvio podcast co-host and Napoli fan Henry Bell. Frank sits down with Henry to discuss where his love of Italian football came from, the impact Paul Gascoigne's move and Italia 90' had on his childhood, supporting…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto speaks with author, writer and Hellas Verona fan Rick Hough. Frank sits down with Rick to discuss writing about football, life as a local Hellas Verona supporter and visiting the Bentegodi for the first time. Rick talks about Hellas Verona's past and present, the reputation of the club at home and a…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto speaks with football journalist, Football Ramble and TalkSport regular, and the author of 'Football Murals', Andy Brassell. Frank sits down with Andy to discuss his early days in football, his love and support for Wimbledon, Italia 90' and its impact on and off the field, Diego Maradona, Naples and …
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is th…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is Pa…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is fo…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is hi…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is Si…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is St…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is Sa…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is Pe…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is th…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is th…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is fo…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is fo…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is Ri…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is Sa…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is To…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is Ri…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' host Frank Risorto asks the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? Todays guest is Ch…
 
In a new episode of The Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' with host Frank Risorto we ask the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? For this ep…
 
In a new Gentleman Ultra podcast series '3 World Cup Questions' we ask the same three World Cup related questions to our friends in and around the world of Calcio. The three questions? What's your favourite World Cup moment? What's your favourite World Cup game? Who's your favourite World Cup team? First up we've got our friend Andy Wallace, the do…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with writer and journalist Tobias Jones. Frank and Tobias talk about Tobias's award winning book 'Ultra: The Underworld of Italian Football' and much more. Tobias talks about the collective and shared experience of the Ultra movement, the history of the Ultras in Italy and how i…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with playwright, writer and lover of all things Italian football Ross Howard. Frank and Ross talk about Ross's first interaction with Italian football - watching Brescia play Bolton - his passion for Italian football and how he started collected thousands of hours of Italian foo…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with Paramount Plus and CBS Sports lead football commentator Andres Cordero. Andres and Frank discuss the rise of Serie A in North America and the always growing Calcio community, his first experience commentating live at the San Siro, his love of Serie A football as well as spe…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with football journalist, co-creator of Total Italian Football and Parma local, Conor Clancy. Conor and Frank discuss his move to Parma from Ireland, the ins and outs of moving abroad and living in Italy, the Italian language, watching Italian football as a local and working in …
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with author, podcaster, poet, musician and co-host of the 'Stadio: A Football podcast', Musa Okwonga. Musa has authored five books including two in the last year. 'One of Them: An Eton College Memoir' and 'In The End, It Was All About Love' and co-authored a book with former Ars…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with novelist, translator, professor and author of the classic Calcio book, 'A Season with Verona', Tim Parks. In this episode Frank talks to Tim reflect on the book's origins, lifespan and cult like status over the past 20 years. Tim tells Frank discuss how the book came about,…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with author, journalist and presenter Guillem Balague (BBC5Live, CBS, LaLigaTV) who has written a book on Diego Maradona - 'Maradona. The Boy. The Rebel. The God' available now. In this episode Guillem tells Frank about his childhood and love of storytelling through the prism of…
 
In this episode of TGU podcast host Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with author of the new book 'The Defiant' Chris Lee. Frank and Chris talk about the origins of his new book 'The Defiant', the impact that facism and Benito Mussolini had on sport including football in Italy, the resistance movement amongst footballers, Italian stadiums, Chris's…
 
In this bonus episode of the TGU podcast Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with Mooney VR46 Moto GP rider Luca Marini. Frank and Luca discuss his love and passion for football and AS Roma, Francesco Totti, his recent charity football matches playing against fellow Moto GP riders and the likes Gabriel Batistuta and Totti himself, the thought proces…
 
In this episode of the TGU podcast Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with Roy Nemer, the editor of the Argentinean footballing website Mundo Albiceleste. Frank and Roy discuss his love and passion for Argentinean football, his website Mundo Albiceleste and the influence Argentina's finest footballers past and present have had on Italy and the Seri…
 
In this episode of the TGU podcast Frank Risorto sits down for a chat with the ESPN Brazil Serie A commentator and analyst Leonardo Bertozzi. Frank and Leonardo discuss Leonardo's early days in football, his career and love of the game and the influence calcio has had on Brazilian futebol. They discuss Leonardo's relationship with football, they ta…
 
In this episode of the TGU podcast Frank sits down for a chat with Ashwin Ballal who has authored the book on Diego Simeone, 'Made in Argentina, Mastered in Madrid' out now via Pitch Publishing. Frank and Ashwin discuss Simeone's playing career including his early days at Pisa, his subsequent move to Spain with Atlético Madrid and time in Italy wit…
 
In this episode of the TGU podcast Frank sits down for a chat with the 'legendhino' himself, the one and only Tim Vickery. Frank and Tim get into the weeds of Italian film, why Tim has never travelled to Italy and discuss 'the other', Tim's early days in Brazil and how a certain shoe commercial changed everything. They talk about Italy and Brazil's…
 
In this episode Frank sits down for a chat with head designer of Italian apparel brand Zeus Sport, Amilcare Elvo. Amilcare and Frank discuss their favourite Calcio kits, the history of Zeus Sport, the process and steps involved in the design and manufacture of a football kit, Amilcare's love of design, Italian sporting brands and their influence, t…
 
If you want an in-depth Lega Pro season preview you've come to the right place. Frank and Andy run through the new Lega Pro season and then in a perfect accompaniment to his piece Andy runs us through his All-Star Lower League XI cult heroes piece recently published on The Gentleman Ultra. Andy is besotted with the magical world of lower league Ita…
 
In this episode Frank sits down for a chat with Dominic Bliss, journalist, author of 'Erbstein: The Triumph and Tragedy of Football's Forgotten Pioneer' and co-founder of The Egri Erbstein Tournament. Frank and Dominic chat the extraordinary life and times of Ernő Egri Erbstein. Erbstein was one of the greatest coaches there has ever been, a pionee…
 
In this episode Frank sits down for a chat with Luca Marchiori, British Italian food writer, and host of the Luca's Italy podcast to talk the two things that arguably matter the most to Italians, food and football. Luca gives us all something to chew on, pardon the pun, the next time we're in Italy serving up something outside of the ordinary TGU p…
 
In this episode Frank sits down for a chat with Daniel Williamson, the author of When Two Worlds Collide, which charts the Intercontinental Cup's colourful history, from its trailblazing inception to its demise, with the legendary players, iconic stadiums and controversial moments in between all covered. Frank and Dan discuss the Intercontinental C…
 
In this episode Frank sits down for a chat with Patrick Kendrick, Freelance commentator for Serie A world feed and IMG; Conference Interpreter and Presenter for AC Milan, and reporter for UEFA and BT Sport. We talk about Patrick's early life in football and football commentary, the art of interpreting, the life of a commentator, the power of silenc…
 
In this episode Frank sits down with Diego Fornero, social media manager, journalist for Toro News and creator of The Invincibili Podcast to discuss all things Torino. They discuss how and why he supports Torino, growing up in Turin as a Torino fan, the legacy of Superga and Gigi Meroni, the problems that surround the club and its history, legacy a…
 
In this episode Frank talks to Stuart Horsfield, of These Football Times, the author of '1982 Brazil The Glorious Failure' and host of 'What's the Score' podcast. Frank and Stuart talk about the iconic Brazilian side of 1982 and his fantastic book available via Pitch Publishing. They discuss the legendary 1982 World Cup match between Brazil and Ita…
 
In this episode Frank talks to Tom Underhill, author of the book, 'The Working Hands of a Goddess: The Tactics, Culture and Community behind Gian Piero Gasperini's Atalanta B.C.' now available via Pitch Publishing and where all good books are sold. Frank and Tom discuss how the book came to life and why Tom chose to delve deep into Atalanta. The im…
 
In this discussion Frank speaks with Frank Ponissi, General Manager of Melbourne Storm Rugby League club, one of Australia's most renowned sporting administrators and in this conversation we aim to apply Frank's front office principles and culture to Italian football. Frank's principles and cultural lessons are relevant to any sporting organisation…
 
Frank talks with Santo Cilauro, an Australian comedian, television and feature film producer, screenwriter, actor, author and a co-founder of the legendary The D-Generation and The Late Show. Frank and Santo discuss his early days watching football in Melbourne, the Victorian Premier League and NSL, his Dad's love of Calcio and football, attending …
 
In this episode Frank chats to Tom Griffiths from @CalcioEngland and https://calcioengland.com/. Frank and Tom discuss; Italian teams preseason travels in England; Tom's passion and love of Italian football; Tom's unique work on his blog Calcio England and The Gentleman Ultra; Travelling around Italy for Calcio and the matchday experience; Going do…
 
Frank chats with author Stephen Brandt (@StephenCBrandt). In this conversation they discuss; The legendary Flamengo era of the early 80s'; 1981 Club World Cup between Flamengo and Liverpool; Zico's footballing career in Brazil, Italy and Japan; Zico's management career and his legacy; Zico's Serie A spell with Udinese; the Zico vs Maradona showdown…
 
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