THE podcast for lovers of the beautiful game! Derek chats to current and ex players, coaches, agents, top football writers and many more key figures in the game from across the globe! Get involved via Twitter @talkin_fitbaw or via Facebook: TalkinFitbaw
Episode 111 | Ivo den Bieman
Derek crosses over the channel to chat to one of Scottish football's most loved characters - Ivo den Bieman.
We hear about how his move to Scotland and Montrose came about, nights out in Aberdeen and winning promotion with the Gable Endies.
He talks about his season at Dundee where he scored and played in that famous 4-3 win over Rangers and featured alongside the likes of Graham Rix, Kevin Ratcliffe, Morten Weighorst, Dusan Vrto and others.
He tells us how the Dark Blues left him high and dry only for Dunfermline, another club where he’s adored, to come calling.
There’s stories galore from his time at East End Park, a real golden time for the Pars, and he tells us about his short stint at Ross County and finishing his playing career at Falkirk.
Episode 110 | Steve Eyre
Derek chats to one of the most talented coaches in English football, Steve Eyre.
Steve is in great form as he recounts his time growing up in and around his beloved Manchester City. He looks back fondly on his 21 years in City's youth setup where he helped bring through the likes of Phil Foden, Kieran Trippier, Micah Richards and Daniel Sturridge.
He also tells us about his stint as Rochdale boss, his time at Huddersfield and Chesterfield and working with Joey Barton at Fleetwood as well as loads more in between.
Episode 109 | Alan Smith
Derek chats to an absolute legend in the world of football physiotherapy - Alan Smith.
Alan’s story in the game is truly fascinating, after injury curtailed his playing aspirations at an early age he embarked on a career as a top class physio.
We hear about his time at Sheffield Wednesday where he’s fondly remembered during a golden time for the Owls, why he turned down Glasgow Rangers.
And he tells us about his many years with England where he worked at several World Cups and European Championships, there’s stories galore on Euro 96, Gazza, France 98, Euro 2000, the 2002 World Cup and plenty more in between.
Episode 108 | Guido van de Kamp
Derek chats to one of Scottish football’s most loved goalies, a hero at the likes of Dundee United, Dunfermline and Raith Rovers, it is of course Guido van de Kamp.
Guido is in brilliant form as he relives his time coming through the ranks at Den Bosch, his Tannadice memories including that Scottish Cup final win over Rangers, the promotion winning season with the Pars, becoming a cult hero at Glentoran as well as his enjoyable spell at Starks Park and lots more in between.
Episode 107 | Jim Leishman
Derek chats to one of Scottish football’s greatest characters, not only a legend at Dunfermline and Livingston but he’s also an MBE and the Lord Provost of the Kingdom of Fife, it is of course the one and only Jim Leishman.
As you can expect, Jim’s in top form as he relives his playing and coaching career with plenty of brilliant stories, he also tells us about his trip down to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen and his move into politics.
Episode 106 | Ian Knight
Derek chats to former England Under 21 and Sheffield Wednesday defender Ian Knight.
Ian’s story in the game is a fascinating one, he was one of the most promising defenders in British football when he burst on the scene at Hillsborough until a horrific challenge by Chester City’s Gary Bennett more or less curtailed his career.
He tells us about that game, the aftermath, how he claimed damages as a result and how he kept positive to continue his time in the game by coaching which he still does over in Canada.
We also hear about his time at Barnsley under Norman Hunter and Bobby Collins and dressing room tales from his years at the Owls.
Cracking podcast that delves into the history of more obscure yet still iconic footballers of the Scottish game. A refreshingly unique proposition vs the mainstream podcasts.