Monthly Archives: March 2020

S9E40 SFF Meets CFB

The two John’s are delighted to be joined by Callum from the Football CFB podcast.

We start off by talking about the raffle that took place to raise funds for Back Onside. We are delighted to have raised £765 and we express our gratitude to everyone who donated. This leads on to Callum talking about how he became an ambassador for the charity.

The link is available if you still want to donate to help raise further funds for Back Onside.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scottish-football-forums-podcast-back-onside

Callum takes his turn of being the one to answer questions as we talk about his experience of being a fan. Good John gets him to select a team from the guests he has on his podcast.

We finish off with some quick fire questions and as is tradition the chat leads on to pies.

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S9E39 The Jamie Winter Interview

The two John’s are joined by another special guest as ex Aberdeen, Chesterfield and Montrose player Jamie Winter is on.

Jamie talks us through how he got involved as a Back Onside ambassador and the importance of the work they do. Unfortunately we’ve had to cancel our charity game which was due to take place this Sunday but we still have a raffle with some fantastic prizes available. You can enter by donating on the below link to be in with a chance of winning.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/scottish-football-forums-podcast-back-onside

We look back at Jamie’s career as a full time footballer from his time as a youth at Leeds through to him now being at Carnoustie Panmure. He’s got some great stories and it’s interesting to hear how he found the transition from playing full time to transitioning to part time football.

We finish off with some fun stuff including asking him to pick a best eleven of players he has played with.

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S9E38 Toilet Roll Shutdown

It’s the regular trio on this week and they are lucky enough to be joined by Callum of the Football CFB podcast.

In the current situation there isn’t much football to chat about in terms of action on the pitch. We speculate about what may happen. Will the season end as it stands? Will it be declared null and void? Will it be postponed? There are a number of issues relating to each scenario as there are contracts to finish in May, sponsorships and much more.

Callum advises us how he got in to doing podcasts and we discuss a couple of guests he has had on. He has a really good style of interviewing so if you have room for two podcasts in your life then give it a listen.

We’ll still continue to be on regardless of the current situation and we have other special guests lined up over the next few weeks.

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S9E37 Penne Arcade

It’s the regular trio of the two John’s and Krys on this week as they discuss another busy week in Scottish football.

There was another midweek set of fixtures in an expensive time for fans of the top flight. The bottom of the league is getting interesting with Hamilton picking up rare back to back wins and Hearts improving. At the other end of the table Rangers stumbled again.

We briefly discuss Rangers upcoming game against Leverkusen and if away game might be behind closed doors.

The chat moves on to what’s been happening in the lower league in the Championship league of draws.

We look one step closer to finding out what is happening with the West of Scotland League. A meeting is happening this Thursday where clubs should have further information.

We finish off by talking about pasta and kisses in crowds.

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S9E36B Graham Wilson Special

This is a Scottish Football Forum’s Podcast Special for Back Onside with Graham Wilson, a Patron for the Charity.

In this interview, Graham talks openly about his battle with depression and alcoholism, and how that battle took him to the brink of taking his own life on a number of occasions. There is no hiding place for Graham as he talks about his darkest days, including taking payday loans to feed his alcohol habit and drinking weedkiller in a bid to end his pain.

Thankfully, Graham is here to tell the story of how he gave up the booze on 4 October 2013, overcoming his demons and turned his life around to be where he is now. In his role as a patron, he frequently gives talks in Universities and Schools to raise mental health awareness and explains the great work of Back Onside.

As you are by now aware, we have our own charity event for Back Onside on Sunday 29 March at Broadwood between fans and ex Players of Aberdeen and Celtic. Graham elaborates on the importance of events such as ours and the upcoming Back Onside ball on 2 May to bring much needed funds so they can continue to help people in crisis with their mental health struggles.

Graham’s final message is to encourage anyone who is suffering to speak out, and for others to listen. Nobody should suffer in silence and ending your pain just passes that onto others.

So here is the Scottish Football Forum’s Podcast Back Onside Special with Graham Wilson.

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S9E36 (What’s The Story) Bawlin’ Goalie

We’re fortunate enough this week to be joined by another guest. The two Johns and Krys are joined by Celtic fan Paul. He’s an award winning podcaster so I’m not sure how he’s ended up on here.

He has played a significant role for us in securing ex Celtic pros for the Back Onside charity match.

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We cover the Scottish Cup and the surprise that Rangers got knocked out by Hearts. This led to Gerrard having doubts on his future. There is discussion about when and where the semi finals will be played. It would make sense for an Edinburgh derby to be played at Murrayfield so it won’t happen. Will this be the time for Aberdeen to beat Celtic?

Are Morton now contenders for the Premiership playoff with their recent run of results. We cover the lower leagues and what’s been happening there.

Paul discusses the podcast that he runs and his plans to take it forward as he goes full time with it. He gives us an insight in to the books he has written too and the thrill of interviewing some of his heroes. He also gives us a preview of what the Celtic team should expect ahead of the charity game. I think we’ll need to get a hold of his little black book with the contacts he has.

The podcast concludes with a brief chat about Scotland.

Credit of course to The Soccer Guy for inspiring this week’s podcast title.

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