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#185: Los Leones

Season 7, Ep. 5

Whilst we await a new managerial appointment and further signings, we bring you another summer special bonus episode! In this one, Ian speaks to Christopher Evans, Newport-based author of Los Leones: the unique story of Athletic Club Bilbao. They discuss a surprising link between the Basque Country and Caerleon, the wider cultural overlap between the region and Wales, and of course the fascinating history of Athletic as a club.


Apologies for the slightly sketchy sound in parts of the episode - technical issues beyond our control etc. It's still a cracking listen!


We'll be back soon with a big news roundup about recent signings, the fixture list, and perhaps even County's new manager... In the meantime, you can get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, and you can buy our sticker packs to support the pod. As always, we thank Tinty & The Bucket Hats for letting us use Discoland as our theme tune, and we thank you for being such wonderful and loyal listeners.

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