Monthly Archives: August 2021

S11E11 Scottish Football Funny Podcast

This week we have the Daft Punk of Scottish football as a guest as Adam from @oldfirmfacts1 joins us on the podcast. He’s the guy that makes us all laugh with his funny take on what is happening in Scottish football.

He joins the John’s, the Scott’s and Erin in a really fun podcast to do but also with some good football chat and serious stuff too. The nation continues to be in shock as Erin continues to reveal some interesting food choices which seem to get more bizarre by the week.

We discuss how our teams got on in Europe and that leads on to the Rangers v Celtic game on Sunday and how fine margins can make such a difference. There is brief chat on where Celtic still need to strengthen. Next week we will discuss the transfer window in more detail.

The podcast concludes with some chat about the upcoming Scotland fixtures which may prove to be difficult due to the players we have missed. Let’s look at it positively though as it gives opportunities to others.

Adam discusses some of his guests who has had on his podcast in an interesting best 11.

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S11E10 Women’s Fans Special

It’s a welcome first for the podcast as there are FOUR women on one episode. Co-host John B and regular Erin are joined by Celtic fan Natasha Meikle, regular contributor to A Celtic State of Mind, Falkirk Foundation Business Manager Stephanie Dawson, who also oversees Falkirk Women’s development from age 7 and up, and Airdrieonians fan Katie Robertson.

The ladies all share their experiences in how they all got into football and why they chose following their respective clubs, with Katie adding how hers is a family day out as she takes both her kids to the Penny Cars Stadium. Stephanie tells us about her role in growing the Women’s game at Falkirk, which leads to an interesting discussion about the Women’s game in Scotland and, whilst there are significant improvements in the promotion of the game, the ladies all point out that there’s still a long way to go. We then discuss the chauvinistic stereotypes about women in football, in particular pundits and coaches, and Natasha highlights her examples from appearing on Sky Sports News, and the issues with social media in not combating online abuse.

We round off with some slow fire questions including the ladies best 6 a-side team. This is our podcasts first Women’s Special, and it won’t be the last.

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S11E9 Not the Old Firm Preview

For our latest episode, John, Scott and McGill are joined by guest Josh who is a Rangers fan and part of The Leftwingers Podcast.

As always there is plenty to chat about and we lead with the fortunes of the four Scottish teams who remain in Europe and discuss their chances of advancing to the group stages of their respective competitions.

This leads us on to previewing the Rangers v Celtic clash and where the game could be won and lost. What could be key in the game in terms of who may start and are we in for a goal fest?

The weekend action in the Premiership is covered as the Edinburgh clubs and Aberdeen remain unbeaten.

We wish Glasgow City best of luck as they look to progress in the Champions League where they have a tough tie.

The podcast concludes with Lower League predictions and we discuss the sickening racist abuse aimed at Kyogo Furuhashi. As always we stand against racism which has no place in society.

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S11E8 SWPL1 Preview

The SWPL1 season kicks off in two weeks time (5 September) and we have a preview special ahead of the big kick-off with focus on four of the ten clubs taking part in the extended league.

First up is returning guest Emma Hunter, Manager of Aberdeen Women. She led the Dons to a comprehensive SWPL2 title win with 16 wins from the 18 games played, and they are not in the top flight to make up the numbers as Emma points out the ambitions for the club going forward to push for a top half finish. With 15 of their 27 games being played away from home, something the club have challenged, Emma will be hoping that her girls are good travelers if they’re to achieve their goals.

We then chat to Motherwell captain Gill Inglis. After a difficult season, where ‘Well finished 6th out of 8 in a campaign that saw them concede 78 goals, Gill explains a change in mentality this time out under the management of Paul Brownlie and player-assistant Leanne Crichton, who’s experience will be valuable if ‘Well are to avoid being in a relegation battle this time out. Gill is confident that they will do more than survive as they move to a new home at Alliance Park.

Moving up the table, we are joined by Rangers and Scotland forward Zoe Ness. In their first season as a full time club, Rangers finished third in the table, but a total of five defeats from six to main rivals Glasgow City and Celtic cost them a Champions League place. Zoe explains that the ‘Gers have learned from those defeats and that the experience will set them in good stead in their bid to topple the top two this campaign, and how they can take inspiration from their male counterparts.

Last, and by no means least, 14-in-a-row Champions Glasgow City are represented by Interim Manager Grant Scott. Taking over from Scott Booth, Scott inherits a team that, despite critics writing City off with the investment by the Old Firm Women’s sides, showed their class once again by clinching another title on the final day of the season. He talks about what it’s going to take to fend off the challenge from Celtic and Rangers to prove again that they are the side to beat. In addition, Scott previews his sides crucial Champions League qualifier against BIIK Shymkent of Kazakhstan, where victory will take them into the playoff round with a chance to qualify for the Group Stages.

With the return of the SWPL Cup and Scottish Women’s Cup, in addition to the welcome return of fans to games, it’s an exciting time for the Women’s game, and there is optimism that we are in for an exciting SWPL1 campaign.

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S11E7 Swing When You’re Winning

For our latest episode John and Scott M are joined by Raith fan and writer of two books, Steven Lawther.

It’s a good week to get him on with Raith providing a cup upset against Aberdeen. Steven reflects back on the 1994 League Cup win over Celtic and their European adventures which led to him writing Unthinkable.

We discuss some of the weekend action, European football and why you should never leave a game of football early.

There is the usual pie chat, Lower League predictions game and other football chat.

The podcast concludes with Steven talking about his interest in the Women’s game which led to him writing a book about the national team getting to the World Cup, Arrival which you can buy at the usual places.

As is tradition with our guests, we ask a series of slowfire questions including a best Raith Rovers eleven from his lifetime as a fan.

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S11E6 The Joy of Six

For our latest episode regulars John, Erin, Scott J and Scott M are joined by guest Harry the Hibee.

We kick off the show by discussing European action and who we think will manage to progress to the next round. There were some impressive results with only Rangers losing.

This continued at the weekend as Rangers lost their first league game since the 2019/20 season. Is there a sign that they are vulnerable or is it just a blip? At the top end of the table Aberdeen are in an Edinburgh sandwich which leads to some bizarre football food chat. Everyone knows we love a bit of pie chat but sandwiches are following close behind currently.

The upcoming return to capacity crowds excites everyone with there being some debate on whether fans help or hinder a team’s performance.

Other chat includes our Scottish Championship best kit competition on Twitter, Fantasy Football and the frustration of squad rotation and Lower League predictions game.

The podcast concludes with paying tribute to Leanne Ross who announced her retirement from football last week and we reveal some news about upcoming podcasts.

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S11E5 Guest Special: Dave McPherson

In the first of this seasons guest specials, John is joined by former Rangers and Hearts defender, and 27 capped Scotland Internationalist, Dave McPherson.

Dave begins by talking about his current role as Director at Global Sports Recruitment, which involves setting up young, aspiring athletes of many sports to go to America to take on scholarships. We then move onto Dave’s first spell at Rangers which, although challenging for the club, was great for him in terms of establishing a boyhood dream by playing for the club week-in week-out. After two League Cups and a title win in Graeme Souness’s first season at Ibrox, he moved to Hearts, and told us about how the Edinburgh derby compared to the Old Firm rivalry and how a few extra signings could’ve made the difference for a title push in 91/92.

It was during his first spell at Tynecastle that Dave McPherson became a Scotland International, making his debut in a World Cup qualifier in 1989 against Cyprus at Hampden. He went onto play every game at Italia ’90 and Euro ’92 and spoke fondly of those tournaments. His international career ended on a sour note in Portugal and is disappointed that he never played for his country again after that dark night in Lisbon. After Euro ’92, McPherson moved back to Rangers and would win five trophies out of a possible six, which included the treble in 92/93 where Rangers also came close to the Champions League Final. He then moved back to Hearts in 1994 and enjoyed success in the 1998 Scottish Cup Final against his former club. He points out that his second spells at both clubs were more successful, making a mockery of the phrase “never go back!”

He touches briefly on his year in Australia with franchise side Carlton SC before returning to Scotland with Greenock Morton to end his playing career, where he also briefly managed the Cappielow side before being sacked. We round off with the usual slowfire questions including a Best XI.

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S11E4 Football’s Back (Domestic Bliss)

On our latest episode, regulars John, Scott M and Tony are joined by debutant Colin. Colin is no stranger to a podcast as involved with Peterhead one along with being busy with their TV streaming service and writing about the beautiful game.

It’s a great week to have two Celtic fans on in a week that was pretty miserable for them but they try to take some of the positives and not be overly critical.

We bounce between Europe and the League Cup with regards to it effectively being preseason for the majority of clubs. This leads to interesting discussion on whether we like group football or would prefer a return to knockout football from the off.

Colin responds to predictions of Peterhead struggling this season and discusses the ambition of the club and the strength of community.

The podcast concludes with some fantasy football chat, lower league predictions and random celebrity encounters with some surprising 3am DM’s.

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