Men in Blazers Champions League Podcast
Rog is joined by Rory Smith to explore the stories behind the final group stage matches of the European season. First, an examination of how Bayern grew from an imperfect but great team, to the gravitational power they are today in the Bundesliga. Then, a trip to Marseille, the incredible fan culture born in France's most singular city, a 1990s match fixing scandal, and their perfectly poised Champions League group this year. Plus, Europa and Conference League match picks, Rog's favorite stews, and more.
European Nights Podcast Presented by Paramount+
Rog and Rory pick through the big news and deep storylines informing this week's European football. Today, the ongoing Kylian Mbappe saga, the fallout with the PSG hierarchy, his really good nap, and the big question: are we still rooting for the boy from Bondy? Then, the story of Shakhtar Donestk, once Europe's most Brazilian club, now defined by a liminal exile. Plus, the consequences of Barca's likely crash out of the Champions League, a Nordic Derby, data-driven wizardry, and more.
European Nights Presented by Paramount+
Rog and Rory Smith are back to explore the history surrounding the biggest European matches of the week. First up, the incredible heritage of Celtic, their great historical success in Europe, eccentric new manager Ange Postecoglou, and the lessons from the unique recruitment strategy he brought with him to Scotland from Japan. Then, unlikely Group B leaders Club Brugge, how they have surprised their opponents, and where the Belgian league fits in the European hierarchy.
European Nights presented by Paramount+
Rog and Rory discuss this week's Champions League matches, beginning with AFC Ajax, how Johann Cruyff shaped the club, the tenets of their unparalleled academy system, and generating sales from that academy system may have ruptured a connection between team and fans.