35 episodes

Off The Shelf will bring you even closer to our great Club, telling often untold stories from the current playing squad to the legends who went before them, the staff who keep everything ticking over behind the scenes and, of course, our fans - the heartbeat of Spurs.

Each podcast is dedicated to its subject, shining a light on their careers and the stories that define them. How did Ledley King feel when he was told he’d have to retire? How did Jenna Schillaci react when she was told she couldn’t play football as a young girl? How did Oliver Skipp climb through the ranks from Academy to first team? How did Molly Bartrip overcome serious health issues to reach the top of the women’s game? What was the one thing Heurelho Gomes wished for when he left home in Brazil to pursue his dream in Europe? You’ll hear those answers and more across the series…

And who better to present our podcast than one of our modern-day greats and fans' favourite, Michael Dawson! 'Daws' joined us in January, 2005 and spent nine years at the Club, making 324 appearances in all competitions for us until departing in the summer of 2014. Michael finally retired after 20 seasons as a professional for Nottingham Forest, Spurs and Hull City in August, 2021, and stepped straight into new roles as our Club Ambassador and as a panellist on Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports. A true leader, Daws radiates enthusiasm - his love for the Club shines through.

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    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

Off The Shelf will bring you even closer to our great Club, telling often untold stories from the current playing squad to the legends who went before them, the staff who keep everything ticking over behind the scenes and, of course, our fans - the heartbeat of Spurs.

Each podcast is dedicated to its subject, shining a light on their careers and the stories that define them. How did Ledley King feel when he was told he’d have to retire? How did Jenna Schillaci react when she was told she couldn’t play football as a young girl? How did Oliver Skipp climb through the ranks from Academy to first team? How did Molly Bartrip overcome serious health issues to reach the top of the women’s game? What was the one thing Heurelho Gomes wished for when he left home in Brazil to pursue his dream in Europe? You’ll hear those answers and more across the series…

And who better to present our podcast than one of our modern-day greats and fans' favourite, Michael Dawson! 'Daws' joined us in January, 2005 and spent nine years at the Club, making 324 appearances in all competitions for us until departing in the summer of 2014. Michael finally retired after 20 seasons as a professional for Nottingham Forest, Spurs and Hull City in August, 2021, and stepped straight into new roles as our Club Ambassador and as a panellist on Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports. A true leader, Daws radiates enthusiasm - his love for the Club shines through.

    Glenn Hoddle

    Glenn Hoddle

    We are graced with true Spurs royalty on Off The Shelf this week 👑
    Joining Milesy and Ben Haines on the podcast is lifelong fan, generational football talent, former England manager and a person who transcends the beautiful game, Glenn Hoddle 🤍
    Growing up as a football-obsessed kid, Glenn describes how he fell in love with the Club, progressing through our youth system into the first team and onto being a leading light in one of the most successful sides in the Club's history.
    An incredible player and character, hear how our playmaker starred in our 1981 FA Cup triumph before scoring in both the final and final replay the following season to help us to consecutive FA Cups and how he was the architect behind our 1984 UEFA Cup glory (even being man-marked and swapping shirts with one of the greatest players to ever play the sport) 🏆
    With a goal package and highlight reel for the ages, the 53-cap England star left the Club with an unforgettable legacy across his 4️⃣9️⃣0️⃣ appearances in Lilywhite - still in our top five of all time - and went on to have playing success with AS Monaco before managerial stints in the Premier League - including a return to Spurs - either side of managing the Three Lions 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    Tune in to relive the magic of Glenn's illustrious career, the behind-the-scenes anecdotes from a player who's achieved so much and understand why he remains a true icon who touched the hearts of Spurs fans everywhere.
    Watch on SPURSPLAY - https://play.tottenhamhotspur.com/home
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Karl Steptoe

    Karl Steptoe

    Off The Shelf this week is exploring something completely new and different as joining Daws and Milesy is the Club's Sport & Exercise Psychologist, Karl Steptoe.
    In this engaging episode, lifelong Spurs fan Karl shares his journey from how a professional golf career then stemmed into sports psychology and now working with elite sportspeople in football.
    We then discuss various topics around mental health & wellbeing within sport, in line with the Premier League’s Inside Matters campaign, and explore the intricate relationship between the mental side of the game and top level performance.
    Whether you're a sports enthusiast or more curious about the psychological side of elite sport, this episode offers valuable insight from a seasoned expert in the field.
    Watch on SPURSPLAY - https://play.tottenhamhotspur.com/home
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    • 49 min
    Life Advice

    Life Advice

    "It's always nice to be important, but even more important to be nice" - this bonus episode is dedicated to life advice.
    Hear from our Off The Shelf guests as they share their pearls of wisdom and advice to help empower you on your journey in football or in life. From career decisions to personal growth, this special episode offers practical gems and insights from current and ex-professional footballers and elite level coaches to help you navigate life's challenges with confidence and resilience.
    There are exciting times ahead with more very special guests to feature in the future. If you're enjoying this podcast and would like to stay updated with the latest episodes, subscribe today!
    Watch on SPURSPLAY - https://play.tottenhamhotspur.com/home
    For everything else, get your Tottenham Hotspur fix here:
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    Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial
    TikTok - tiktok.com/@spursofficial?lang=en
    Instagram - instagram.com/spursofficial
    Facebook - facebook.com/TottenhamHotspur
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    • 15 min
    Football Memorabilia

    Football Memorabilia

    This bonus episode is all about memorabilia 🏆💫
    Those priceless items that our Off The Shelf guests have collected from encounters with football icons or those that hold sentimental value from precious moments throughout their careers 🤍
    From football shirts, hat-trick balls, international caps, a coat hanger and Diego Maradona's boots and shirts... find out about all the paraphernalia our esteemed guests have as their prized possession 🤩
    Watch on SPURSPLAY - https://play.tottenhamhotspur.com/home
    For everything else, get your Tottenham Hotspur fix here:
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    Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial
    TikTok - tiktok.com/@spursofficial?lang=en
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    Facebook - facebook.com/TottenhamHotspur
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    • 16 min
    BONUS EPISODE - Ultimate 5-A-Side Teams

    BONUS EPISODE - Ultimate 5-A-Side Teams

    In this bonus episode, we set our Off The Shelf guests a very tricky task: build an Ultimate 5️⃣-a-side Spurs team 💫
    Hear from some of our esteemed stars as we put them on the spot to make the BIG team calls when selecting a five-man squad 🤔 Sounds easy, right? Well, as you'll hear in this special episode, it's anything but!
    Who would make your side? 🔢
    Watch on SPURSPLAY - https://play.tottenhamhotspur.com/home
    For everything else, get your Tottenham Hotspur fix here:
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    Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial
    TikTok - tiktok.com/@spursofficial?lang=en
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    Facebook - facebook.com/TottenhamHotspur
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    • 18 min
    EPISODE 30 - Michael Dawson

    EPISODE 30 - Michael Dawson

    Yes, you read that right, the tables have turned as host Michael 'Daws' Dawson takes to the Off The Shelf hot seat 🤍
    In our 3️⃣0️⃣th episode, the charismatic Yorkshireman takes us on a trip down memory Lane across his 324 appearances, like forging close relationships in a tight-knit dressing room that culminated in League Cup success 🏆 high praise for one of his elegant centre-back partners 👑 peaking under Harry Redknapp to secure Champions League qualification and then leading the side out on a famous European night against AC Milan in the San Siro (and all the chaos that ensued).
    Capped four times by England, the defender also delves into life beyond Lilywhite which has seen him become a weekend staple on the tele box as a passionate football pundit and we finish with a deep and meaningful discussion about what Spurs means to him 🤍
    Watch on SPURSPLAY - https://play.tottenhamhotspur.com/home
    For more on Tottenham Hotspur:
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    Twitter - https://twitter.com/SpursOfficial
    TikTok - tiktok.com/@spursofficial?lang=en
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    Facebook - facebook.com/TottenhamHotspur
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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

LSG Sam G ,

LOVEEE THIS POD- some guest suggestions

As a lifelong spurs fan this pod is a dream.
Please get Robbie Keane, Defoe & Berbatov next also Teddy Sheringham.

Dworf13 ,

Brilliant podcast

I’m not a fan of podcasts, but I’m hooked on this one. I usually watch on Spursplay as you get to see the guys doing the interviews.

So many more I would love to see interviewed, esp some of the managers like Burkinshaw, Redknapp, Jol; shame they didnt get to interview Venabales. As for players, so so many to go, maybe someone ahould interview Daws at some point as well.

Modric5 ,

Brilliant listen for football fans

Absolutely love the previously unheard stories in every episode and getting to hear a different side of what life as a footballer is like. Michael Dawson is a great host and even if you’re not a Spurs fan this is still a top listen 👏

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