Broadway To Brazil
About This Show
We are telling the fascinating story of Corinthian-Casuals, last year’s Bostik League South playoff finalists and a club with an extraordinary tale.
The Broadway to Brazil podcast team are speaking with players, supporters, coaches, historians, writers, commentators, and general eccentrics associated with the club. They will be looking at the origins of a club that once was one of the country’s most famous – still the only side to have provided the entire XI for an England line up – all while following the modern incarnation’s fortunes this season.
How is it that Corinthians still hold the record for Manchester United’s biggest defeat, and were once considered the game’s first global superstars?
What is their connection with Real Madrid?
And why on earth are they so loved in Brazil?
Most Recent Episode
02 Crush The Shamateurs
Dec 27, 2017
In episode 02 of Broadway To Brazil, the team connect the dots between the Victorian era, where the original Corinthian FC were almost the Harlem Globetrotters of their time, to the present day, which has seen Corinthian-Casuals continously struggle to secure its own future. Why does the history of both Corinthian FC and Casuals FC dictate a modern day refusal to pay their players, unlike all of their peers at the same level? How did they compete in the era of 'shamateurism' - which saw the widespread practice of illicitly paying players under the table? How do they compete in the present day, where they remain the highest paid amateur team in the English football league system? Among others father and son cricketing legends Alec and Micky Stewart and Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler - all of whom have lined up in the pink and brown of Corinthian-Casuals - help to paint a picture of proud amateurs playing for the love of a game in a world increasingly dominated by professionalism and commerce.
Episodes of This Show
Nov 7, 2017