Soccer Reading & Viewing

Soccer-Related Books, Films, and Other Media

Our New Vodcast Series Is Out Now!

December 19, 2023

The first episode of our new vodcast series "Around the Grounds" has now been released on YouTube. The topic: the FA Cup Third Round. We've launched a new vodcast series on the Groundhopper Guides YouTube account. In the first episode, Brian and Paul dive into what makes the Third Round of the FA Cup so…

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Groundhopper Guides 2023 Holiday Soccer Gift Ideas

November 16, 2023

Here are the Groundhopper Guides Top Holiday Gift Soccer Ideas of 2023! Groundhopper Guides Holiday Soccer Gift Pack With the Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Pack, you will receive a signed, personalized copy of The Groundhopper Guide to Soccer in England, a Phoner Consultation, and a lifetime Ultras Membership! Your Phoner Consultation features a phone call…

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Groundhopper Guides List of the Best Soccer Books and Movies

November 1, 2023

Aside from our book, of course, here are what we think are the best soccer books and films you might want to read and see. BOOKS ABOUT SOCCER The Game of Our Lives is honestly the book about English soccer. It picks up where The Ball is Round (below) leaves off and focused entirely on England and…

What “Welcome to Wrexham” Tells Us — Or Should, Anyway — About Football

February 8, 2023

Since I own a football-related company, and since I have been to more than 200 games all over the UK and Europe, many Americans have asked me what I think about the show “Welcome to Wrexham.” Or they have simply expressed their admiration for it, and the club. So I thought I would offer my…

Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Guide: Top Soccer Gifts

November 22, 2021

The Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Guide features our top soccer gifts for your favorite football fan.   Best Inspirational Gift: Groundhopper Guides Holiday Gift Pack If your soccer fan dreams of maybe seeing a game in person someday, you can help them get started. Groundhopper Soccer Guides offers trip consulting, tickets, tours and even personal…

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Here are the Ted Lasso Filming Locations

October 21, 2021

If you enjoy the AppleTV show "Ted Lasso", perhaps you have wondered where they actually shoot it. Here are some Ted Lasso filming locations, most of which are in Greater London. (Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning Groundhopper Guides may receive some compensation if you make a purchase after clicking one…

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Review: “Ted Lasso” is … Fine

August 12, 2021

Here's my review of "Ted Lasso" after a few episodes of Season Two. I am also including what I thought of Season One after a few episodes, which I stand by. (Disclaimer: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning Groundhopper Guides may receive some compensation if you make a purchase after clicking one…

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Best Social Media Follows for Football Lovers

August 11, 2021

Groundhopper Soccer Guides produces a wide variety of informative and entertaining content every week. But we can't cover everything, so here are our favorite ways to keep up with all things football. Alethea The Athletic: I know this isn’t social media, and unfortunately they don’t have a dedicated soccer account anywhere besides their website, but…

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A Couple of Soccer-Related Film Reviews

May 27, 2021

As will soon become apparent, I am not a film critic. But since I spent most of the past year stuck at home and couldn't plan groundhopping trips or go to games, I decided to delve further into the world of soccer-related books, films and other such distractions. Thus I present to you my untrained…

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ESPN Has Some Pretty Good 30 for 30 “Soccer Stories”

March 22, 2021

ESPN has a series of short documentary films they call 30 for 30, which debuted in 2009 as part of the celebration for the network's 30th anniversary. The popular series expanded to include "Soccer Stories" in 2014. Each film runs just under half an hour and generally tells a story that combines a person or…

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