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Far Away Fan

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A podcast about football fans, and their personal journeys with their long distance love for clubs at the other end of the world.
In each episode we speak to a guest to understand how and why they ended up dedicating themselves to a football club.
Get in touch with us on Twitter @FarAwayFanPod ( or on Instagram @FarAwayFanPod (
4 Episodes
In this episode we speak with Pranav, an AC Milan fan and friend of the pod.  We chat about his love for the club, but more about his passion for Italian football, Roberto Baggio and that missed penalty from the ’94 World Cup and why it was such a big influence on him.  He spoke about his club legend Paolo Maldini and the Italian art form of defensive football and why he thinks Stephan el Shaarawy was let down by the Management.  Pranav shared an interesting story from his trip to the World Cup in Russia, Mithun Chakraborthy and why Russians have good will towards India. He also had a funny story about his Agent in Italy, the acoustics at San Siro, taking his son to Stadio Olimpico and why the most beautiful stadium he’s been to is the Paljor Stadium in Gangtok. We talked about Football kits, Football books, the Berlusconi era, former and current AC Milan Rivals and keeping our fingers crossed for Milan.  Given the pandemic outbreak of Covid -19 across the World and Italy being one of the worst affected, the timing of this episode is almost symbolic. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as we dedicate this episode to Italy and their fighting spirit.
There is no better time than right now to speak to a Liverpool fan.  I had put down a lot of notes for this episode but my plans seemed to go out the window. And how could they not, given the way Liverpool’s season is progressing, you can’t help but be impressed. Rohan has been a fan since that glorious comeback in the Champions League final of 2005. We talked about that brilliant comeback, Gerrard (of course) and other leading figures of the current season, Henderson, Trent Alexander, Van Dijk and Salah. The happiest site he's seen in Amsterdam, Anfield being on his bucket list.  We had to talk about that ‘slip’ that broke a million hearts(, about his signed copy of James Milner’s “Ask a footballer” and how his wife is now an even bigger fan than he is.
Our very first Far Away Fan is Nandan Krishnaswamy from Mumbai. Copywriter and life long Manchester United fan, how his journey with the club started, why Carlos Tevez and Dimitar Berbatov deserved a bit more of our praise. What he's looking forward to in the coming years. His club legend Ryan Giggs.   And also, an interesting tale of a (now cherished) Ronaldo jersey. Which you can have a look at it on our Instagram page.
We decided to go for a throw in instead of a kick off. What does it take to form a bond with a club and why would someone who has never visited the ground, suddenly find themselves week in week out watching a team from another corner of the world.
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