Monthly Archives: November 2021

S11E32 St Andrew’s Day Special

For our latest episode we have a treat in store with a mix of guests – Gary and James from band Dead Sea Souls, James from our Fantasy Football sponsors Supernova Terracewear and Robbie Hanratty who is a broadcast journalist. They join regulars Erin, John and Scott for one of the most bizarre episodes we’ve ever done.

In a celebration of all things Scottish, we chat football, music, food, booze fashion and more. There are random stories about ice cream vans and what they used to sell apart from the standard stuff you’d expect.

Dead Sea Souls talk about their comeback, upcoming single ‘Two Houses’ and the current Scottish music scene with a special shoutout for SAMAs Alternative/Rock best act Dictator who were recently on the podcast. They take questions from their peers and talk about their banter as a band and rival football fans.

James gives us an insight in to how the brand came about, the influence that leads to products released and a flavour of what may be to come. Remember Christmas is round the corner so make sure and check out Supernova Terracewear and give football and music fans what they really want. If you do, be sure to use TARTANSANTA discount code for 10% off.

Robbie talks about getting in to journalism, his love of music and lack of pies at Celtic Park.

The fourth round draw for the Scottish Cup is getting done while we record and we got a bit carried away. Apologies to Edinburgh City who are obviously not a non league team.

There is Scottish pride, Erin’s favourite bears, chat about the national team and some absolutely random questions which lead to us concluding with an alternative Scottish seven a side team.

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S11E31 SWNT Special: Ukraine and Spain Preview

It’s another big week for the Scotland Women’s National Team as they prepare for a massive World Cup qualifying double header at home to Ukraine and away to Spain. John B is joined by Leading The Line podcast host Chris Marshall and author Steven Lawther, who penned the book Arrival on the SWNT’s adventures to Euro 2017 and World Cup 2019.

This is without doubt Pedro Martinez Losa’s toughest test in his reign as Scotland Manager and the guys give the lowdown on the campaign so far, recent changes in the squad caused by injury and the form of both opponents. They also give their thoughts on what our chances are of taking something from Spain, though the consensus is that just beating Ukraine would be a realistic aim to strengthen our grip on the crucial playoff spot. We end by allowing Chris to plug his podcast, a recommendation for those who enjoy the Women’s game in Scotland, and for Steven to promote his book, an ideal Christmas present for avid readers who enjoyed the rise of the Scotland Women’s National Team.

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S11E30 PG Ciarletta Football/Music Special

For our latest episode, regulars Erin, John and Scott M are joined by singer PG Ciarletta (@PGCiarletta on social media).

Phil joins us do discuss his upcoming single “27” which comes out on 27/11/21 at 00:27. Check out his socials for details on how to presave the tune.

We love a bit of self promo on the podcast and it might well be that Phil is better than us at it as he name drops his singles throughout the podcast. He discusses how the pandemic turned in to a positive for him, success in the alternative charts, musical inspirations and one of the best stories we’ve heard on the podcast regarding the gig that wasn’t a gig.

He’s a big Scotland fan so football chat takes his on travels following them, interesting food choices and some absolute random chat about potatoes.

The podcast concludes with our slow fire questions which have some new additions plus Phil giving us a six a side team of Scottish musicians.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the podcast in the form of questions and remember to check PG Ciarletta out.

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S11E29 Ally Begg Book Plug

In our latest guest special, John B is joined by returning guest and fellow Aberdeen fan Ally Begg, who is on predominantly to talk about his latest book “Aberdeen European Nights.” Before we get into the book chat, Ally recalls his memories of the late Bertie Auld and the laughs they shared during Ally’s stint at Celtic TV in the mid noughties. Bertie enjoyed taunting Ally about the many defeats the Dons had to Celtic in that era.

Onto more memorable times as an Aberdeen fan, Ally discusses the process into how the book idea came about, including a gentle nudge from wife Miriam, and the work involved in writing the chapters. He particularly goes into detail about interviewing opposition players like Johnny Metgod of Real Madrid and how great they were with their accounts from an opponents point of view, which gives the book a nice twist. Then of course, there’s the stories from the players Ally grew up idolising and meeting them at the book launch, and he also had a few words of encouragement for future authors.

Ally then discusses his work with the Big Saturday Football Show on the Bauer network with Steven Mill and Ewen Cameron. He admits to being hesitant about the idea at first but now is enjoying it as much as anything he’s ever done in his professional career with the banter shared between the three and Steven Cowan.

We then round off with some quick fire questions from the SFF Podcast team and messages from three ex-Dons, finished off with Ally being asked to make three changes to his all time best Dons XI.

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S11E28 Scotland Double Header

It’s another Scotland love-in podcast this week as the team reminisce about the last few days where Scotland not only qualified for the World Cup playoffs by winning in Moldova but went and made sure they were seeded in the draw by beating the tenth best team in the world, Denmark.

F-Bomb John is the happy host, joined by semi-regular Scott, two-pies Krys, too drunk Josh, and special guest Tartan Scarf contributor James.

Unsurprisingly most of the chat centres around the two Scotland matches. There’s an in-depth discussion about the merits of pretty much all the players who have featured, how Scotland now seem to have a squad of players all proving their worth and not just a team, and how some players who didn’t feature this month may or may not get back into the team. Competition for places is great, and a long way from where we were.

We look forward to the playoffs in March and wonder which of the six teams will be visiting Hampden and how we probably don’t fear any of them at this point. Unless you’re Krys, but he’s a little biased and probably has a Robert Lewandowski cardboard cut out in his house.

There’s the usual food chat, and apparently there’s some club football again now too so the opportunity to talk about Raith Rovers in 1994 isn’t missed with the League Cup semi finals coming up at the weekend.

James gives us his Scotland XI from the players he’s seen in his disturbingly short time (you’ll feel old with this one) and Krys gives us some stats he read on Twitter and Wikipedia while the podcast was being recorded.

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S11E27 Football Manager Special

In our second podcast of the week we have Football Manager Research Team Manager for Scotland, Stuart Milne and writer of ‘Scotland’s Lost Clubs’ Jeff Webb on. They join regulars John and Ross.

This week, FM22 came out so we discuss the release, the evolution of the game, wonderkids and stars of the game who never quite made it in real life.

Jeff gives us an insight in to his book which is available at most book stores online and in some shops too. Ideal for fans of Scottish football and beyond or as a gift (nudge, nudge).

We discuss our memories of playing Football Manager and other football games.

At the time of recording, there was speculation around Steven Gerrard going to Aston Villa. We discuss the impact of this for Rangers and who may replace him.

There is chat about the league setup in Scotland too and in particular Colts teams.

The podcast concludes with Stuart giving us a best eleven of Football Manager superstars.

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S11E26 Guest Special: Derek Rae

For our latest podcast we have the privilege of being joined by iconic commentator Derek Rae who returns after being on in season two of the podcast. The two John’s, Erin and Scott M join from the regular squad.

There is a wide range of football chat such as getting involved with EA Sports FIFA series of games and the importance of pronouncing someone’s name correctly.

We cover some of Derek’s passions outside of football which involve music, language and more. Obviously we had to ask about favourite food and beer.

There is chat about the Bundesliga and fan experience and what Scottish football could learn from Germany.

See if you can figure out the recurring theme through the podcast which fans of a certain singer may work out.

The podcast concludes with Derek giving us a best Aberdeen team from his lifetime which is made slightly more difficult by not being able to include any of the Gothenburg Greats.

Thanks to everyone who provided questions for us to ask.

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S11E25 Guest Special: Erin Boyle

In our latest episode John, Erin and Scott M are joined by poet Erin Boyle for another guest special. We’re in good company as Erin was nominated this year for Scots Performer of the Year.

We discuss the fantastic work she does with the Kano Foundation which helps get kids get a chance to visit Celtic Park for games. One of the key parts to this is the sense of community with all the various fundraising done to help out.

Erin discusses her favourite moments as a Celtic fan, makes the regulars feel old and makes a chocking revelation about pies.

They give us an insight in to what inspires their poetry and we discuss the disappointment that not as many kids are out in the park these days kicking a ball.

There’s a bit of banter throughout the podcast between the Aberdeen and Celtic fans on the podcast as we have a bit of a Scott Brown love in.

To conclude the podcast we ask Erin some slowfire questions and she gives us a six a side team from her time supporting Celtic.

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