First, Balls & Boys would like to thank all the listeners for a wonderful year. We look forward to another great one!
In this simple edition and extended holiday edition of Balls & Boys, Siv and Jotterand look ahead to Boxing Day soccer in the Premier League. Matthew has the weekend off enjoying the holidays.
Then, Jotterand interviews an Argentine native, Francisco Miraval. He immigrated to the United States in the 1990's and has a passion for football. He is a journalist for
local and national newspapers, but also teaches and does much more. Jotterand has the honor to do the first interview for the podcast and discusses Maradona, Messi, the current situation in Argentina (2015), and rivalries.
Following that, Jotterand talks to his father, Fabrice Jotterand. His father played soccer growing up at the highest level at the U19 league in Switzerland, but pursued a different career as an academic. The two discuss soccer in Europe, America, and the cultural impact.