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Former Celtic, Manchester United and Scotland striker Brian McClair talks about anything and everything. Maybe even football.

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Former Celtic, Manchester United and Scotland striker Brian McClair talks about anything and everything. Maybe even football.

    Ep. 7 - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

    Ep. 7 - Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life

    Thirty years ago, on a rainy night in Rotterdam, Manchester United took on Barcelona in the European Cup Winners' Cup final. Having won the FA Cup twelve months earlier, United flew the flag for English clubs in their first season back in European competition after a five-year absence. Sir Alex Ferguson's side was starting to come together and form the basis of the trophy-winning machine they would soon become. Journalist Andy Mitten joins Brian to mark the anniversary of that famous victory, sharing their on-field and off-field memories of the road to Rotterdam and the momentous match against the Catalan giants.



    Music by Liam McClair and Crowander

    Ep. 6 - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

    Ep. 6 - Down In The Tube Station At Midnight

    Brian, Matthew and Mark welcome Choccy's great friend and former Celtic teammate John Colquhoun to the show to talk tales of the Underground, the great VAR robbery and how the pair first met on a bus to Nottingham. They'll also test their knowledge of each other by revisiting their old Shoot and Match magazine interviews from the 1980s before playing a new game, What's The Story, Player Or Tory?



    Music by Liam McClair and Crowander

    Ep. 5 - All Roads Lead To Coatbridge

    Ep. 5 - All Roads Lead To Coatbridge

    Brian's special guest on this episode is Ray Meade - musician and bassist with Ocean Colour Scene and Gerry Cinnamon. There will be the customary football chat - Ray being a Manchester United and Choccy fan since he was a kid -  and the lads cover a variety of other topics including sending books to Iran, being a musician during lockdown and Fred West's ice cream van.



    Music by Liam McClair and Crowander

    Ep. 4 - Fergie Time, part 2

    Ep. 4 - Fergie Time, part 2

    Hot on the heels of Brian's first chat with Paddy Barclay comes part 2 in which the pair swap stories of their most memorable bollockings from Sir Alex Ferguson, the intricacies of man-management and Gary Neville's leadership qualities from an early age. In the mailbag, we'll also find out how the panel eat their Cadbury's Creme Eggs.



    Music by Liam McClair and Crowander

    Ep. 3 - Fergie Time, part 1

    Ep. 3 - Fergie Time, part 1

    The first installment of a double header in which Brian welcomes renowned football writer Paddy Barclay to the show to discuss comics, mistaken identities, Sir Alex Ferguson's penchant for plain-talk and a whole lot more. 



    Music by Liam McClair and Crowander

    Ep. 2 - Just Call Me Mary

    Ep. 2 - Just Call Me Mary

    Brian's back again and is joined on this episode by great friend and former Chelsea, Everton and Tranmere Rovers star Pat Nevin. There's plenty of chat between the pair including how they first met, favourite gigs, 80s mixtapes, their alternative football career paths and how to cope with Twitter abuse. This week's mailbag divides the room as Liverpool and Manchester go head-to-head.



    Music by Liam McClair.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Celtic Bhoy 1967 ,

Cool Kicks!

Love the laid back style of the podcast. I’m a Celtic fan and Brian was and is one of my all time favourite players. I like how the subject matter is interspersed with talking about (good) music and wee tales not necessarily football related.

@RedLarkin ,

Bloody marvellous

Irreverent and ironic. I really enjoyed the slagging between Brian and Pat Nevin and the section on Catholic christian names and then the insight into teams that may have bought the two of them was inspired.

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