Welcome to Belfast Live's new football podcast - That's What I Call Football.
We are back for the new season with a brilliant new show, backed by our friends at http://BetMcLean.com.
S3 #13 That's What I Call Football
This week's special guest is Glentoran manager Mick McDermott.
Mick joins Gareth, Darren and Gerard in the virtual studio to discuss the return of the Danske Bank Premiership this weekend.
In a packed show we also talk about Covid testing within the league, summer football and artificial pitches.
We also reflect on Glentoran's season so far, the impact of social media and Mick's boardroom plans at the Oval.
On top of that Gerard picks out another charity bet hoping to make it two wins on the bounce.
S3 #12 That's What I Call Football
This week's special guest is new Cliftonville signing Rory Hale.
Rory joins Gareth, Gerard and Darren in the virtual studio to discuss the past week's events in the Danske Bank Premiership.
They chat about the two-week circuit-breaker in the league, and last Saturday's North Belfast derby which saw Hale score against former club Crusaders.
The 25-year-old midfielder also reflects on his time with Aston Villa and playing alongside the likes of Jack Grealish and Adam Traore.
We also have some fans' questions and another Charity Bet.
S3 #11 That's What I Call Football
We have two Irish League legends on this week's show.
Former Glentoran captain Paul Leeman and ex-Linfield skipper Michael Gault join Gareth and Gerard in the virtual studio.
They chat about how the Irish League is handling the thread of Covid-19 and whether this season will survive 38 games.
We also look ahead to this weekend's massive Big Two clash and look back at some derby memories of yesteryear.
Leeper and Gaulty pick out their 'best' and 'worst' derby moments, while Gerard tries his luck at another Charity Bet.
Bonus - That's What I Call Football - Power of Pause Special
A slightly different episode this week as we shift our focus from the Irish League to the broader topic of mental health in sport.
As part of Belfast Live and Electric Ireland's Power of Pause (https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/all-about/power-of-pause) campaign we are looking at the initiatives, tools and practical techniques that are helping professional and part time sports people improve their mental health.
Gareth catches up with NIFL (https://www.nifootballleague.com/) Development Officer Steven Mills (https://twitter.com/akamillsy1) , to chat about the work he is undertaking in the league.
You can find out further info on Steven's work HERE (https://www.nifootballleague.com/mental-health-support/)
Gareth also chats with Sports Performance Psychologist Kelley Faye (https://twitter.com/sportpsychfay?lang=en) about her work and how she has been helping herself and her clients deal with Covid, looming retirement and the distraction of social media.
You can check out Kelley's website HERE (http://www.kfperformance.com/)
You can also catch up on the Power of Pause hub (https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/all-about/power-of-pause) on Belfast Live for more info about the campaign.
S3 #10 That's What I Call Football
This week's special guest is Ballymena United midfielder Josh Kelly.
Josh reflects on the Sky Blues' recent form which has seen the club climb to fourth spot in the Danske Bank Premiership.
He also reveals the clear-the-air talks instigated by Jim Ervin and the measured approach of manager David Jeffrey which all contributed to the revival.
We also look back at another busy week of Irish League action and pick out another Charity Bet.
S3 #9 That's What I Call Football
It’s another week and another top episode of our Irish League podcast - That's What I Call Football.
This week's special guest is Larne striker Johnny McMurray who joins Darren Fullerton and Gerard Lyttle in our virtual studio to discuss all things Irish League.
Johnny reflects on his recent return from a serious knee injury, the trials and tribulations of rehab during lockdown and how Saturday's late winner against Glenavon almost left him in tears.
We chat about Larne’s start to the season and Friday night's top-of-the-table clash with reigning champions Linfield.
Johnny also reveals whether he'll keep his magnificent handlebar moustache, while Darren picks this week’s £50 Charity Bet with all proceeds going towards our chosen charity...
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Tim McCann is a great co host. 👍🏼
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Great wee show.... love to get to know League players and coaches thoughts