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Season Four of The Big Interview! Graham Hunter one-on-one with the biggest names in football.

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Season Four of The Big Interview! Graham Hunter one-on-one with the biggest names in football.

    Classic Big Interview: Neil Lennon

    Classic Big Interview: Neil Lennon

    Here’s another chance to hear my interview with Neil Lennon from season two.
    This conversation – recorded in front of a live audience at Greenock Town Hall – was set up by Line of Duty and Hollywood star Martin Compston to raise funds for Ardgowan Hospice.
    Neil did that fantastic charity proud by giving us an eloquent, revealing, witty and highly entertaining interview. Want to hear about how Martin O’Neill signed him for Leicester City by summarising his contract on the back of a pizza box? Or the sheer will to succeed Neil had to demonstrate after his fledgling playing career was massively interrupted by back surgery? You’ll also hear about how Neil adapted O’Neill’s brilliant management techniques, and ended up masterminding a famous victory over the mighty Barcelona during his first stint as Celtic boss, a win that moved Rod Stewart to tears, and Elton John to telephone to congratulate him.
    Brilliant stuff. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 37 min
    Scott Minto: How House Music helped me rock Wembley and how I got the Blues at Chelsea

    Scott Minto: How House Music helped me rock Wembley and how I got the Blues at Chelsea

    Last season, our Socios at patreon.com/grahamhunter got an exclusive interview with Scott Minto. For the first time, here’s the full episode.
    Part two focuses on Scott’s time as an accomplished full-back at Chelsea, where Glenn Hoddle brought a new era of professionalism to the club – not least ending biscuits as the staple of the pre-training diet.
    While at Stamford Bridge, Scott operated alongside incredible talents such as Dan Petrescu and Roberto Di Matteo. However, few surpassed Hoddle’s replacement, player-coach Ruud Gullit, in terms of sheer all-round ability.
    Scott describes Chelsea’s 1997 FA Cup winning run, and how applying sports psychology – before it was fashionable – and listening to a house music track prepared him for the Wembley final, which proved to be his last game for the club. He also explains how being substituted too often disillusioned him with life at the Blues.
    If you would prefer not to wait 12 months to listen to these extra interviews, it’s time to become a Socio at patreon.com/grahamhunter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 32 min
    Scott Minto: Holmes, Hurlock and jilting George’s Gunners

    Scott Minto: Holmes, Hurlock and jilting George’s Gunners

    Last season, our Socios at patreon.com/grahamhunter got an exclusive interview with Scott Minto. For the first time, here’s the full episode.
    I’m familiar with Scott’s analytical skills from working with him in television studios, but I had no idea how as a youngster he considered dumping football for becoming a real-life Sherlock Holmes.
    Scott laments the obscene wealth offered to young players nowadays, and also the demise of the apprenticeship system which toughened him up for top-division football. However, he has no idea what possessed him to put in a crazy tackle on ultimate tough guy Terry Hurlock during his Charlton debut.
    Scott also describes how close he came to signing for Arsenal, before jilting George Graham and the Gunners for city rivals Chelsea.
    If you would prefer not to wait 12 months to listen to these extra interviews, it’s time to become a Socio at patreon.com/grahamhunter For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 34 min
    Ossie Ardiles: 1978 and all that

    Ossie Ardiles: 1978 and all that

    In part two, Ossie delves into that famous World Cup win in 1978. How legendary manager César Luis Menotti broke the mould in Argentinian coaching by letting his players fully express themselves – Ossie flourished under him. He tells us about how he nearly missed the final against the Netherlands and had to play through the pain barrier due to a foot injury. But it was even worse for the great Leopoldo Luque, who played not only while carrying an injury but who had lost his brother in a road accident during the tournament.
    Ossie talks about how his happy time at Tottenham Hotspur suddenly went dark when the Falklands – or Malvinas – War broke out. His cousin was killed early in the conflict, and Ossie felt isolated, abused and rootless in London. But after an unhappy spell in Paris he came back to White Hart Lane and helped Spurs win the UEFA Cup. He also helped mend bridges between Britain and Argentina, and he’s been mending them ever since.
    There’s thoughts on Diego versus Lionel, on Mario Kempes, Glenn Hoddle and José Mourinho’s chances at Spurs.
    Just a brilliant, fascinating Big Interview.
    Graham. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 40 min
    Ossie Ardiles: Don’t cry for me Argentina

    Ossie Ardiles: Don’t cry for me Argentina

    Ossie Ardiles’ football story is one of the most incredible ever told.
    There’s no getting away from it, much of it was played out under a dark political cloud. Some of his friends at university in Argentina’s second city Córdoba where he was studying law were ‘disappeared’ – murdered by their own government. His father-in-law was an officer in the repressive military regime.
    But there is also light – plenty of it – in this amazing journey. Ossie is one of the game’s most likeable characters, beloved by Spurs fans, and he was also a remarkable player, a skilful, artful midfield dribbler who won the World Cup with Argentina in 1978.
    A favourite theme of Ossie’s is good luck. In part one he tells us how he was fortunate to come from a comfortable background – although his lawyer father thought football was a waste of time! But Ossie was a tough little youngster who sought out game time in the shanty towns in order to sharpen his wits and skills. There’s also chat about his love for Pele and the 1970 Brazilian World Champions – unusual heroes for an Argentine, and how Micky Hazard was every bit a Spurs great.
    You will love this Big Interview with this charming, engaging man.
    Graham. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 46 min
    The Big Interview 2019 Oscars

    The Big Interview 2019 Oscars

    Hola!
    It's that time of year again... The Big Interview Oscars. Categories are below.
    Thanks for all your support this year and I hope you enjoy this final show of 2019 / first show of 2020.
    Graham


    p.s. Why not start the new year by becoming a Big Interview Socio? Early access, more content, you get to ask questions of myself and guests... all for the price of a pint in a very cheap pub. Join now.


    1. Best player in a leading role – footballer of the year
    2. Best player in a supporting role – unsung hero, the guy behind the guy, behind the guy.
    3. Best newcomer – the best footballer you had never heard of on December 31, 2018
    4. Best director (of football) – manager or a director of football who have taken their club up a level or two this year, or the club you think has had the best year in the transfer market
    5. Best picture – the best football photo you’ve seen in 2019
    6. Best costume design – that’s the best football kit currently in play
    7. Best original screenplay – favourite piece of football writing this year
    8. Best adapted screenplay  – favourite broadcast football content this year  For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

thebeat_1 ,

Excellent

One of the very best football podcasts about. Guaranteed to laugh out loud and learn something new every episode.

Kingmooch Baz ,

Superb Insights

Great interviews, great insights and refreshing to hear professionals that are as passionate about football as us fans are, graham included!!

Alexrider19 ,

Review

Interesting, inciteful and articulate. Very very enjoyable

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