Monthly Archives: March 2021

S10E64 Scotland Sequel

John and Tony are joined by Iain from The Famous Tartan Army magazine.

Naturally, the main focus is on Scotland and their matches against Austria and Israel. We discuss what it may mean going forward as we look to qualify for Qatar 2022.

There were some positives to take with one of the main ones being Che Adams who combined well at times with Ryan Fraser in the Israel game. Tony brings up a good point about VAR in context of some questionable decisions in the Austria game.

The podcast concludes with some chat around appointment of Stephen Glass at Aberdeen and the news that Scott Brown will join him. Is Roy Keane on his way to Celtic? Only time will tell.

Thanks to everyone who got involved on Twitter by showing us their tops they were wearing to watch the games.

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S10E63 Scotland Special

John is joined by regular Scott and guest Iain from the Famous Tartan Army magazine. The latest edition is out which features articles from Good John and can be found on https://tartanarmymagazine.com

Qualifying for Qatar 2022 begins on Thursday and the guys discuss the squad and who was unlucky to miss out. There is plenty of positivity as we all believe we can get a result against a strong looking Austria team. They are all in agreement that McTominay needs to start in midfield and wonder who will take his place in defence.

We discuss who we’d like to see start on Thursday and how we think Clarke will approach the game.

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S10E62 Guest Special: Grant Stott

In the latest of our guest specials, John B is joined by celebrity Hibs fan Grant Stott.

The conversation starts by how the two arranged the podcast, which was when fellow actor Colin McCredie retweeted a pre-France ’98 STV screenplay “The Game” starring the late Andy Gray, which was based around three friends watching the 1978 World Cup. Grant then talks about his current role hosting The Afternoon Show on BBC Radio Scotland and how much he enjoys that role.

We go back in time to delve into Grant’s rise to fame from Go45 and See You, See Me through Wemyss Bay 902101 to Fully Booked, plus his stints hosting Children In Need Scotland. This leads onto his Panto roles and why he loves playing the Pantomine Villain, including such interestingly named characters like Flash Boaby, Gobina McPhlegm and Hibernia Hardup. Here’s hoping that Panto will be back to normal this year after Covid killed off the Christmas tradition in 2020.

Grant describes his love of Hibs and how he didn’t get into football until the early 90’s when he decided to keep his Dad company. He discusses some of the strange times like the “Hands off Hibs” campaign through to that iconic 2016 Scottish Cup Final that ended a 114 year wait for the trophy. In addition, he gives an insight into the hospitality hosting and how it got his Dad to meet his heroes. He also became one of the last presenters of Scotsport with Andy Walker for two years in 2006, he talks about the privilege of hosting the show and the regret that STV were unable to keep it going.

We round off with the usual slow fire questions, including a Celebrity Hibs 6 a side team and Best Hibs XI.

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S10E61 Fan-tastic Football Utopia

John and Scott are on this week as they explore ways in which our game could be improved off and on the park. This is on the back of Scott’s excellent article which you can find here A Scottish Football Utopia – Scottish Supporters Network Scottish Supporters Network

They give their thoughts on Europe and the prospect of a super league, tv rights, voting structure and the distribution of money within the game.

There are some radical ideas, some of which they agree on and others that they’re not both convinced about.

A recurring theme is professionalism and whether the standards set off the park are good enough to promote our game in the best way.

Throughout the podcast we share listener opinions on how they think our game should be improved.

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S10E60 Fergie Time

John and Donald are on the latest podcast as they discuss what’s been going on in Scottish football.

Recording starts around the same time that Aberdeen confirm that Derek McInnes has left the club. They discuss his time at the club and whether he maybe stayed for too long. Neil Lennon recently left Celtic and we discuss that too.

There is more positive news for a couple of clubs as since our last podcast, St Johnstone won the League Cup and Rangers clinched the Scottish Premiership. At the bottom end of the table it’s not looking good for Kilmarnock though.

Our chosen theme this week is football films and documentaries. Donald and John were both lucky enough to see the new Alex Ferguson film, Never Give In at the weekend which is a tremendous watch. We discuss some of our favourites and recommendations from our listeners.

We pay tribute to the late Ian St John after his recent passing away and our memories of him on Saint and Greavsie.

The podcast concludes as we celebrate International Women’s Day and the success of women in Scottish football.

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