Long Distance Love

A podcast about football fans, and their personal journeys with their long distance love for clubs at the other end of the world.

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Episode 19: You get a sense of community, that the world is not as big as you think- Richard Kharman, USA – Schalke, Germany

Richard Kharman is from Maryland, USA and a fan of Schalke, Germany. Richard happened to watch a game on TV in 2003, and was just impressed by the Schalke fans and has been following the club ever since.And a few years ago he started the SchalkeAmerica Podcast, the only...

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Episode 18: 32 sides, 32 stories from the 2018 World Cup in Russia with Jack Wills of Heart Of Football

In this bonus episode, I am joined by Jack Wills to talk about his wonderful series, 32 Sides To Every Story. Jack interviewed fans from each of the countries that participated in the World Cup. It’s a series filled with heartwarming stories, not just of passionate fans who visited...

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Episode 17: I was looking for a historical club – Germán Aguirre, Argentina – Portsmouth FC, England

Germán Aguirre is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and a fan of Portsmouth FC, England. Germán is 17 years old. He was searching for a club of some historical significance and a somewhat forgotten club while playing career mode in FIFA. He got interested in the club and went on...

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Episode 16: “I always try to find the connections between Southampton and Argentina”

Fransisco Fourcade is from Buenos Aires, Argentina and is a supporter of Southampton FC, England. We began by speaking about Diego Maradona and the cultural impact he had across the world, not just in football. Francisco started following Southampton for a bunch of different reasons, starting with him being...

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Episode 15: “Omuroma, it means one who supports Roma”

Kelli Keith is from Kampala, Uganda and is a passionate AS Roma fan. Keith was a Manchester United fan because of his family. He started to watch Roma on television and liked the way they played. So he started to choose them as his team on FIFA. His passion...

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Episode 14: Marius Helgå, Oslo, Norway – Gimnàstic de Tarragona, Spain.

Marius Helgå is from Oslo, Norway and is a supporter of Gimnàstic de Tarragona, Spain. Marius is a union representative and plays the bass trombone in his spare time. In 2006, he was travelling through Spain with a band. They visit the city of Tarragona, where he fell in love with...

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