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S9E53 Yogi Bears All

Krys and Good John are joined by John Hughes, aka Yogi, a man of many clubs as both player and manager.

We start off by talking about Ann Budge’s proposal for a 14-14-14. Is this prospect doomed with a number of clubs publicly objecting before discussions take place next week?

Yogi then talks us through his playing career, which began at the humble surroundings of Newtongrange Star and Berwick Rangers. After a brief stint at Swansea, he made his name with Falkirk under Jim Jeffries in a five year spell that saw two promotions and a Challenge Cup success. His performances earned him a move to Celtic under Tommy Burns for just under 18 months before moving onto boyhood team Hibs then Ayr United.

As he was winding his playing career back at Falkirk, Yogi then became Manager at the club, taking them into a five year stay in the top flight and a Scottish Cup Final in 2009. He then had just over a year at Hibs and then short stints at Livingston and Hartlepool before moving to Inverness in 2014. It was in the Highlands he enjoyed, arguably, his best success, winning the Scottish Cup and finishing third in 2014/15, thus winning Manager of the Year.

This podcast is a joy from the start as Yogi reminisces over his career where he’s played alongside some of the games best characters from Simon Stainrod to John Collins, from Mo Johnston to Russell Latapy. His passion for the game is there for all to see. We hope he’s back in the game soon, maybe even in Perth.

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S9E52 Campbell’s Football Special

The two John’s are joined by Grant from Campbell’s Football Podcast.

Grant discusses how his podcast came about and some of the favourite guests he has had on.

We get Grant to talk about his early memories from going to football and who his footballing idols are.

We finish off with some quickfire stuff and the showstopper of a best eleven from guests he has had on his podcast.

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S9E51 Aaron Connolly Special

We’re delighted to have a returning guest on as Aaron Connolly of St Rochs is on for his fourth appearance.

To begin with we have a chat about adapting during lockdown and talking about his Time to Tackle project.

He talks us through his career from being at Hibs as a young player and how he ended up leaving. There are career highlights like from his time at Glenafton but also lows of times of falling out of love with football in his younger days.

Going forward we speak about what his hopes are for the rest of his career.

We finish off with some quickfire stuff and the best eleven of players he has played with as well as his favourite Celtic eleven.

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S9E50 Leanne Crichton Interview

The regular trio are reunited for the first time in what seems like ages as the two John’s and Krys are on. We’re delighted to have current Glasgow City and Scotland International player Leanne Crichton on.

Leanne talks us through her career as a player and her involvement as a pundit.

She also chats about her memories growing up and how she got involved playing in girls football.

We talk about the highlight of playing at the World Cup last year and how more needs to be done in order to capitalise on the exposure it brought to Women’s football. Other highlights include the success she has had with Glasgow City domestically and the big European nights.

This week is Mental Health Week so we discuss the importance of this and how more needs to done.

We finish up with some fun quickfire stuff and get Leanne to pick her best eleven of players she has played with.

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S9E49 The Two Johns and a Couple of Tarts

The two John’s are joined by ex professional footballer Alan Lawrence and Scott who runs the Amoruso Let’s It Run account on YouTube.

There’s plenty of banter throughout as Alan talks about his playing career at Meadowbank, Dundee, Airdrie and Hearts. He doesn’t know what day it is though which we’ll put down to all the top defenders he played against knocking lumps out of him.

He talks about his battles with mental health and how more needs to be done to support players coming to end of their playing career.

There is great interaction between Alan and Scott as they talk about Alan’s time at Hearts and his record of being successful against them when with Airdrie.

Scott provides one of the funniest moments we’ve had on the podcast in a while as he provides his best and worst Hearts five a side teams.

The podcast concludes with Alan picking his best eleven of players he played with and some chat about Craig Levein.

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S9E48 Paul McNeill’s Magic Dust

The regular trio are joined by SFA Head of Community Development Paul McNeill.

We start off by talking about the reconstruction in West of Scotland Football League with the announcement of the conferences and a 20 team league at tier 6.

There is brief chat about what might be happening in the top four divisions though there is still a fair bit of uncertainty.

Paul then talks about his job and what it entails. His passion shines through in terms of how sport can make a difference in the community.

We then get him to take us through his memories of being a St Mirren fan and the highs and lows it brings.

To conclude we get Paul to name a best eleven of players he has seen in a St Mirren jersey.

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S9E47 Kevin Harper Interview

The two John’s are joined by ex Hibs, Derby, Portsmouth, Stoke and Dunfermline player Kevin Harper.

Kevin is the current manager of Albion Rovers so we start off by talking about reconstruction talks and what his views are on this.

He goes on to talk about signing for Hibs, the highs and lows of scoring winners in Edinburgh derbies and relegation in his last full season.

We talk about racism in football and how things haven’t really improved since then 1990s which is when Kevin started his career. He believes more needs to be done to get BAME involved particularly in management.

Kevin moved on to Derby who were in the English Premier League and had a successful first season before moving on to Portsmouth a couple seasons later. This led to playing with some great players and characters such as Prosinecki, Crouch and Merson. This leads on to his best season in football where they got promoted to the top flight in England.

Unfortunately things didn’t work out as well then with a couple of loan spells and eventually moving on to Stoke where after a successful start, injuries took their toll. He then returned north with Dunfermline.

We finish off with the usual fun stuff which includes a cracking best eleven of players he has played with.

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