S10E80 Euros Bonanza

In the latest of our Euros preview specials, John has THREE guests on the one show as he is joined by Hampden Announcer Graeme Easton, Sky Sports News reporter Charles Paterson, and Scotland fan Neil Doherty, who has written a book based on Scotland’s last major tournament adventure.

We start by reviewing Scotland’s 2-2 draw with Netherlands in the first of two pre-tournament warm up matches. The consensus is that Scotland could take many positives from the performance and why we can go into the tournament with no fear. Naturally, this leads us to thinking about the last Euro’s we played at in Euro ’96 and some of our earliest memories watching Scotland at a major finals, and why there is a belief that this crop can go one better than their sides of the past by reaching the knockout phases.

Neil then tells us about his book, “World Cup 1998: Scotland’s story”, where he got the inspiration from, the research he put in and how deep he went into writing the story. He also gives an insight into going about producing a self-published book and tips he received before it went on sale. Neil’s book can be bought from Amazon and comes highly recommended (from John at least, who’s bought it and read most of it so far).

Next up, Graeme tells us about his role at Hampden during the finals, what to expect from a playlist point of view and if his Croatian/Czech phrases are up to scratch. Charles then gives an insight into what we can expect from Sky Sports News during the Finals.

We round off with a round of quick fire questions including best Scotland playlist songs, Scotland kits and a 6 a-side Scotland team, before playing out with Scott McGill’s new song “Whatever It Takes”, which is available to download with all proceeds going to Strathcarron Hospice.

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