Monthly Archives: October 2021

S11E24 Kilmarnock Women’s Special

In a first for the podcast we are joined by a Head Coach and captain of a team as Andy Gardner and Laura McLaughlin from Kilmarnock Women FC join the two John’s and Erin.

There’s plenty to discuss as we cover how they got involved in coaching and playing football, the way that they had to adapt during the pandemic and much more.

Andy talks about how the club have been really supportive around promoting the team and the ambitions for the future as they look to progress to SWPL1.

As always there is food chat which as always brings great debate and interesting revelations.

Good John gives a brief insight in to his experience at Scotland v Hungary and we discuss the impact of SWNT on the way that media exposure has increased in Women’s football on the back of this. We discuss how this can be improved further with more awareness of the game and even more media exposure to include SWPL2.

The podcast concludes with Laura giving us a best six a side team of players she has played with.

If you haven’t been to a Women’s game then both guests encourage everyone to get along as they’d appreciate the support at Rugby Park.

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Thanks also to Supernova Terracewear (@supernovatwear on Twitter). As Fantasy Football Scotland sponsors, Supernova Terracewear are offering listeners 10% off all orders in the month of October using the discount code MACARONIPIE

Thanks also to our other Fantasy Football Scotland prize sponsors Surprise Shirts and Mind, Body and Sole UK.

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S11E23 SWNT v Hungary Preview and SWPL Review

It’s International weekend for the Scotland Women’s National Team and John B is joined by commentator Stuart Mitchell, freelance reporter David Smith and returning guest Alan, aka Air Force Wan to preview Friday’s World Cup qualifier against Hungary at Hampden. Alan was late on as he was busy washing his hair in anticipation of his competition prize from Supernova Terracewear.

We review the opening two qualifiers, which saw a 2-0 away win against Friday’s opponents and a resounding 7-1 win against the Faroe Islands on a historic evening at the Girls new home of Hampden Park. Even after just two games and in his first meeting with the girls, the impact of Pedro Martinez Losa hasn’t gone unnoticed. With bigger challenges lying in waiting against Ukraine and Spain next month, the importance of victory on Friday is there for all to see, but the quality of the squad suggests there is lots to be positive about this Scotland team.

The chat then moves onto review the SWPL 1 and 2 seasons so far, with both leagues proving to be competitive at either end of the table. This is great to see from a neutral point of view to entice more people to womens football in this country and bodes well for the National Team boasting ten domestic based players in the squad. We round off with our predictions for Friday’s game, all confident of another win and a clean sheet.

Remember, entry is just £10 for adults and £5 children, and FREE for Scotland Supporters Club members, so those who can head along to Hampden on Friday to give the girls that much deserved support.

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Thanks also to Supernova Terracewear (@supernovatwear on Twitter). As Fantasy Football Scotland sponsors, Supernova Terracewear are offering listeners 10% off all orders in the month of October using the discount code MACARONIPIE

Thanks also to our other Fantasy Football Scotland prize sponsors Surprise Shirts and Mind, Body and Sole UK.

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S11E22 Guest Special: Dictator

In our second football/music special, we have Michael and Joe from West Lothian band Dictator join John for a blether.

It’s exciting times for the band as they have recently signed a record deal with Blackhall Records and they are preparing for their headline gig at Stereo in Glasgow.

The guys are Celtic fans so they give their view on how the season has gone so far, their all time favourite players and best and worst kits from their lifetime.

We discuss the influence that singers/bands from West Lothian are currently having in music and try to pinpoint exactly why things are so buzzing in that particular area currently. As Lewis Capaldi sang, ‘There must be something in the water’.

There are questions from our listeners and those who can’t make the podcast which is fun as always. The six a side team chosen is a belter.

Towards the end of the podcast we do the draw for the latest Supernova Terracewear (@supernovatwear on Twitter) competition where there are two bobble hats to be won. As Fantasy Football Scotland sponsors, Supernova Terracewear are also offering listeners 10% off all orders in the month of October using the discount code MACARONIPIE

Thanks to Michael and Joe coming on and if you’ve not heard Dictator before then check them out @Dictator_Band on Twitter which will then lead you to their other socials.

Look out for our latest podcast later in the week which will preview SWNT upcoming games.

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S11E21 Steve Clarke Says I Do

We said before when we qualified for the Euros that we may not have a more magical moment but Saturday came close with many fans and players proclaiming it the ‘Best Night Ever’

For our latest podcast, regulars John, Erin, Ross and Scott are joined by debutant Alan and returning guests Josh and Kyle.

There are some croaky voices, plenty of banter, some great debate and a great buzz overall.

Making memories is a key feature as we discuss what it means to us, how much we love the current squad and Lyndon Dykes inspiration for his goal.

Hopefully we manage to recreate the magical scenes from Saturday whether you were there or weren’t.

There is a live draw for t-shirt competition courtesy of our Fantasy Football Scotland sponsors Supernova Terracewear. Kyle tells us stories about his football pals, Josh gives us some culture and Alan makes a debut not seen since Billy Gilmour made his first appearance for Scotland.

Did Fergie inspire McTominay to score his winner? We discuss the virtues of Fergie Time and more.

We hope you enjoy the show and if you do then give us a like or whatever on our socials.

Disclaimer – we do love Old Firm Facts as they very well know.

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Our Fantasy Football Scotland sponsors Supernova Terrace Wear are offering listeners 10% off all orders in the month of October using the discount code MACARONIPIE, check out their terrific range of products.

Thanks also to our other Fantasy Football Scotland prize sponsors Supernova Terrace Wear, Surprise Shirts and Mind, Body and Sole UK.

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S11E20 Guest Special: Kyle Gunn

This week we have a treat as journalist, columnist, St Mirren fan and all round good guy Kyle Gunn joins the two John’s and Erin.

There is plenty to discuss with Scotland v Israel coming up on Saturday and we’re all on the positivity bus. Who starts in defence is the biggest concern with Hanley being out? It’s the biggest game since Serbia but we can’t rely on a penalty shootout this time round. The other great debate is where Kyle’s pal John McGinn plays in midfield.

Kyle takes great pleasure in giving Aberdeen a slagging which is probably less so than some Dons fans. Can St Mirren achieve top six or even dare to dream of Europe? It will be 35 years since their 1987 Scottish Cup win so maybe it’s written in the stars.

We take a look at some interesting events in the last week of Scottish football including one of the most bizarre games ever at Pollok v Auchinleck Talbot.

Social Media went in to meltdown before this podcast was recorded but it gave us time to get followers on Twitter to show us some of their best football food.

Remember you can get free shipping and 20% off any product at uk.manscaped.com with the code SFFPODCAST. #ad

Our Fantasy Football Scotland sponsors Supernova Terrace Wear are offering listeners 10% off all orders in the month of October using the discount code MACARONIPIE, check out their terrific range of products.

Thanks also to our other Fantasy Football Scotland prize sponsors Supernova Terrace Wear, Surprise Shirts and Mind, Body and Sole UK.

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