Half-decent football chatter from When Saturday Comes magazine.
E35 - Yo-yo clubs and jury service with Kenny Burns
Taking a break from pondering when their Crème Eggs are going to hatch, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss Yo-yo Clubs from Dunfermline to Limassol, via the unstable world of Luxembourgian football and paternoster lifts. There is a glimpse between the pages of WSC magazine issue 409, including brick buying with John McGinlay and jury service with Kenny Burns. Record Breakers visits Vienna, Bergen and Teesside, and Dan is joined by Natalie Bromley from the No Nay Never podcast to talk all things Burnley. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes
E33 - Law of Akinbiyi and Iain Dowie's Brazilian ball skills
Fuelled by Lady Gaga Oreos and official Swansea City turmeric, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray talk miscarriages of justice from Trinidad versus Haiti to Graham Poll’s accent confusion. There is a delve into the pages of issue 408 of WSC magazine, including dreams’ involving footballers, the Law of Akinbiyi, newts at Bootham Crescent, commentators’ notes and Iain Dowie: plasticine genius. Record Breakers takes us to Montbéliard, Santiago and Bristol, and Caz May from Gas Cast talks to Dan about all things Bristol Rovers.
E31 - Button football, pitch alterations and stadium views
Giddy on Walnut Whips and engrossed in button football, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss British managers in Asia from Dave Booth’s moisturising routine to Don Revie’s Keith Harris puppet misery. There is talk of altered pitches, the goalkeeper who stole a child’s pen and distracting views from grounds, and a look between the pages of WSC magazine issue 407. Record Breakers takes us to Sao Paulo, Kuwait and Wrexham, and Matt Hibbert from the This is Tranmere podcast chats to Dan about all things Rovers.
E29 - Player-managers, shipwrecked squads and tea lady aggro
Energised by thoughts of Fray Bentos pies and corned beef, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss player managers from Howard Kendall to Edgar Davids via tea lady aggro. Tributes to Colin Bell lead to a discussion of famous player combinations including Hibs’ Famous Five, The Blonde Arrow and The Galloping Major, and a £50,000 forward line shipwrecked off the coast of Spain. There is a delve inside the pages of issue 406 of WSC magazine, Record Breakers takes us to Wuppertal, Lokeren and Rome, and Dan is joined by Beesotted co-editor Billy Grant to talk all things Brentford.
E27 - Early foreign players and the Boothferry Park sausage cart
Jubilant to have discovered a supplier of Fry’s Raspberry Creams, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss early foreign players in the British game from Tewfik Abdullah to Zoltán Varga via a Boothferry Park sausage cart, Arthur Lightening’s booze theft and a professional dart blower. Plus, Joe Frail’s spotted hanky, double Garry Thomson hat-tricks and a chat about all things Sunderland with Gavin Henderson from the Roker Report podcast and website. And Record Breakers takes us to Vienna, Paris and Ashington. Looking for the missing episodes? They were exclusively for WSC Supporters' Club members, and they were distinctly half-decent. Find out how to join the club and get behind the magazine at patreon.com/whensaturdaycomes
E25 - Toothless wonders and beetroot pickling with Rickie Lambert
Elated that a fourth goalkeeper named Ross has joined Ross County, magazine editor Andy Lyons, writer Harry Pearson and host Daniel Gray discuss players’ pre-football careers from bricklayer Tony Book to beetroot pickler Ricky Lambert. The three pay tribute to the late Nobby Stiles and salute other toothless players, and delve into the pages of WSC magazine issue 404. Record Breakers takes us to La Rioja, North Rhine-Westphalia and the London Borough of Merton, and Tom Lines from Walsall’s One Pod Beyond podcast chats with Dan about the Saddlers.
Having subscribed to the magazine again this is the first time I have listened to this podcast as I am in my 60 s I can relate a lot when they talk about football earlier years brilliant listening full of great laughs and good old football talk well done lads keep up the great work can’t wait till the next episode also just bought Harry’s new book thanks for bringing back great and fond memories.
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