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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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FC Twente

Football Travel: FC Twente

When Steve McClaren led FC Twente to the Eredivisie title in 2010, he really put the club on the international map. But its journey since then has been a challenge. Our guest blogger, Matt Dolan, visits Eschede to discover more.

Podcast: Doing the 92 - from a German Perspective

We meet Florian Sauer for the German perspective on 'doing the 92' - the 92 Premier League and Football League grounds in England and Wales. He even wrote a book about it...

Archibald Leitch, Football's Stadium-Building Pioneer

If you've been to a top-flight match in England or Scotland, the chances are you've been in a stadium designed by Archibald Leitch. We take a look at the Scotsman's life and work.

Las Palmas

Podcast: Groundhopping in the Canary Islands

We talk to fans from the two biggest Canarian clubs, CD Tenerife and UD Las Palmas (pictured), to get the lowdown on football on the islands. We go beyond the big two teams and look at the smaller Canarian sides and how to island hop between matches.

White Angels Zagreb ultras

Podcast: Behind the Scenes with Zagreb Ultras

Dr. Andy Hodges spent years studying the ultrà scene in Croatia, in particular the Bad Blue Boys of Dinamo Zagreb and the White Angels of NK Zagreb.

Mighty Magyars Budapest

Great Football Murals: '6:3'

The 'Mighty Magyars' history-matching 6-3 victory at Wembley in 1953 is depicted on the wall of a building in Budapest. It's Hungary's largest mural and this is its story.