Interview with 'Calcio' author John Foot

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In his latest episode, Frank interviews John Foot, author of the seminal book 'Calcio: A History of Italian Football', one of the must-have books on the Italian game in the English language.

Frank and John discussed the origins, history and the process behind his book 'Calcio', the referees influence on Italian football, controversy in Italian football, how writing the book changed his perspective on certain clubs and players, the media and personalities in Italian football, Italian football's missed opportunity, how different would the book look if it was written today, the divide between Italy's regions through football, the political and government influence on Italian football, a possible second Calcio book - fingers crossed - and more.

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