319 episodes

Football stories, player interviews, insights and a bit of weekly chaos from one of the top soccer ball podcasts in the UK! Join Simon Ferry, Paul Slane and Kevin Kyle as we take a look at the funnier side of the beautiful game!
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    • 4.8 • 2.3K Ratings

Football stories, player interviews, insights and a bit of weekly chaos from one of the top soccer ball podcasts in the UK! Join Simon Ferry, Paul Slane and Kevin Kyle as we take a look at the funnier side of the beautiful game!
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    GARY MACKAY-STEVEN CONFRONTS SI & HALLIDAY ON THURSO BASHING! | Keeping The Ball On The Ground

    GARY MACKAY-STEVEN CONFRONTS SI & HALLIDAY ON THURSO BASHING! | Keeping The Ball On The Ground

    It's time for the Thurso boys to get their own back as Hearts winger, Gary Mackay-Steven joins us on the show this week to defend his hometown after recent slaggings from the boys on the podcast!
    We also review Monday and Tuesday's SPFL action, discuss the latest January transfer news, look ahead to the Scottish Cup this weekend and get a few stories from GMS on his career so far.

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    • 1 hr 36 min
    FOOTBALL & FANS ARE BACK! | Keeping The Ball On The Ground w/ Scotland International Stuart Findlay

    FOOTBALL & FANS ARE BACK! | Keeping The Ball On The Ground w/ Scotland International Stuart Findlay

    We're back for the first KTBOTG podcast of 2022 and we're buzzing to chat about the return of the Scottish Premiership and fans in grounds across the country!
    We're also delighted to be joined by Scotland International & Philadelphia Union centre-half Stuart Findlay! We speak to Stuart about life over in America and his career so far at the likes of Celtic, Kilmarnock & Newcastle!

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    • 1 hr 37 min
    KEVIN THOMSON | Open Goal Meets... Glen's Scottish League 2 MOTM + Former Rangers & Hibs Midfielder

    KEVIN THOMSON | Open Goal Meets... Glen's Scottish League 2 MOTM + Former Rangers & Hibs Midfielder

    We're delighted to be kicking off the New Year with a fantastic chat with the man who started it all, Open Goal's first ever guest and November's Glen's Vodka Scottish League 2 Manager of the Month, Kevin Thomson!
    We discuss his first few months in management with Kelty Hearts as they fly high at the top of League 2 as well as chat about the managerial influences he had in his own playing career with Hibs, Rangers, Middlesbrough & Dundee.

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    • 56 min
    JONATHAN WOODGATE | Open Goal Meets... Former Real Madrid, Leeds, Newcastle & Boro Defender!

    JONATHAN WOODGATE | Open Goal Meets... Former Real Madrid, Leeds, Newcastle & Boro Defender!

    This week we're buzzing to bring another huge name onto the show as Si and Slaney sit down with one of the best defenders the Premier League has seen, Jonathan Woodgate!
    He takes us through the highs and lows of his careers in a candid chat about coming through at Leeds during an exciting era in the early 2000s as the competed at the top end of the Premier League and Europe.
    Following the Leeds' financial troubles, we also discuss Jonathan's move to Newcastle United where he played under Bobby Robson and alongside big characters such as Alan Shearer and Craig Bellamy.
    And of course, he also discusses the Real Madrid full Real Madrid experience from the surreal nature of the move happening, the teammates, the injury struggles and the debut.
    An amazing chat with a great guy and brilliant player, make sure you don't miss it!

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    • 1 hr 43 min
    CELTIC BEAT HIBS TO WIN CUP, MALONEY NEW GAFFER & HYDRO REVIEW! | Keeping The Ball On The Ground

    CELTIC BEAT HIBS TO WIN CUP, MALONEY NEW GAFFER & HYDRO REVIEW! | Keeping The Ball On The Ground

    It's been a busy week at Open Goal HQ after another packed show at the Hydro on Thursday night! The boys look back on their highlights from the night and also discuss Sunday's Cup Final between Celtic and Hibs as Ange Postecoglou secured his first trophy as Celtic Manager in only a matter of months.
    The lads also give their view on Shaun Maloney's appointment as Hibs Manager as well as review the rest of the talking points from this weekend's action.

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    HIBS VS CELTIC FINAL PREVIEW, RANGERS DRAW DORTMUND & HYDRO WEEK! | Keeping The Ball On The Ground

    HIBS VS CELTIC FINAL PREVIEW, RANGERS DRAW DORTMUND & HYDRO WEEK! | Keeping The Ball On The Ground

    The boys look ahead to the first cup final of the season as injury ravaged Celtic take on Managerless Hibs at Hampden on Sunday. The boys also discuss Rangers glamour draw against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League as well as preparations for this week's Hydro show!
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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

bow 101 ,

Simply the best podcast

Funny and smart football banter

Hairysalmon ,

Keep it up - charity event needed

Top podding gents!

Good natured banter which is refreshing, can’t believe I actually like Mr Halliday.

Love the si ferry meets….. pods always great insight into what really happens. Quality of guests speaks volumes for the consistent quality of the pods.

Always have you on when out walking the pooch and love the stares from people seeing me laughing as I go!

You guys got plans for movember with listeners sending in photos / videos of tache? or an epic fitness related charity event, if so keep us posted as jo doubt it would smash it.

Another option is fanzone for next old firm game Halliday and Slanedog, would be hilarious

Glasgow granny ,

Brilliant

As an elderly grandmother who knows nothing about football I just love this show with all the banter and fun. Just natural boys who speak their minds and bring some joy in these troubled times. Simon Ferry for me is the best interviewer I’ve ever seen. He listens and has a genuine interest in every one of his guests. Keep it going boys X

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