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The Playmaker from Tortoise - one story every day to make sense of the beautiful game. Tortoise is a news start-up devoted to slow journalism. We take news slowly. We tell stories that really matter, and take time to see the full picture.If you want more slow and considered journalism, you can become a member of Tortoise and get access to more of our stories, contribute to our journalism and join us at events in our newsroom, in person and online. Just go to and use the code Chloe50 for membership for just £50 per year. See for privacy and opt-out information.


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Latest Episodes

Chloe Beresford and Andrew Butler continue to reflect on the 2021/2022 season. In this final episode of the Playmaker they discuss club ownership, diversity in football and the overall state of English football. more

a month ago

Chloe Beresford and Andrew Butler reflect on the 2021/2022 season. In part one they discuss the return of fans to stadiums after Covid restrictions, preparations for the Qatar World Cup and the state of the women's game. more

a month ago

17-year-old Jake Daniels has become the first male footballer in the UK to come out as gay in 32 years. So how has the journey to get here taken so long? more

a month ago


4.7 out of 5 stars from 18 ratings
  • Love it!

    Totally refreshed my interest in football. None of the partisan noise just a fresh considered take on what’s going on and the stories I’ve missed from the daily news cycle. Thoroughly recommend to any fan

    Apple Podcasts
    United Kingdom5 months ago
  • Really applaud young players going abroad to improve themselves as players and people. 👏

    Podcast Addict
    5 months ago
  • Fresh take on football

    Great bitesize stories from all around the world of football. more

    Apple Podcasts
    tyro toxism
    United Kingdom9 months ago

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Playmaker launched a year ago and published 194 episodes to date. You can find more information about this podcast including rankings, audience demographics and engagement in our podcast database.

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