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Planet Football discuss the beautiful game in the noughties. Guests include Alex Brooker, Dominic Matteo and Cherno Samba as we remember some of the best moments from a wonderful decade for football.

The Broken Metatarsal The Broken Metatarsal

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Planet Football discuss the beautiful game in the noughties. Guests include Alex Brooker, Dominic Matteo and Cherno Samba as we remember some of the best moments from a wonderful decade for football.

    10: S1 E10: End of Series Review & A Christmassy Football Fact or Fiction Special

    10: S1 E10: End of Series Review & A Christmassy Football Fact or Fiction Special

    Rich Williams, Mark Holmes, Rob Conlon and Pete Farries get back together for the final time of 2019 as we bring the first series of The Broken Metatarsal to a close.
    The lads recall some of their favourite moments from the first nine podcasts, while Mark struggles with maths yet again and Pete forgets this is supposed to be a show about the 2000s.
    And in this shorter, 30-minute special there are not one but two rounds of Football Fact or Fiction, the first about some of the stars of the series and the second a Christmas edition in which Paul Gascoigne features prominently.
    We’ll be back with series two in early 2020, but please get in touch in the meantime to suggest topics you’d like us to cover when we return. And don’t forget to visit www.planetfootball.com for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.
    You can find the full first series of The Broken Metatarsal on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and wherever else you get your podcasts, including episodes on the Arsenal Invincibles, Cristiano Ronaldo’s breakthrough at Manchester United and the phenomena that are Championship Manager and Football Manager.
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    • 32 min
    9: S1 E9: Remembering when a Lasagne gave Spurs the sh*ts, ft. Andy Reid & Mark Smith

    9: S1 E9: Remembering when a Lasagne gave Spurs the sh*ts, ft. Andy Reid & Mark Smith

    Rich Williams, Mark Holmes and Rob Conlon are again joined by comedian 
    Mark Smith as we remember Spurs’ resurgence under Martin Jol and how a brilliant 2005-06 season was ruined by a dodgy portion of lasagne. 
    Andy Reid joins the boys on the phone to reveal the truth behind the 
    legend from inside the hotel and then the dressing room as team-mates 
    fell sick, including a player he cannot speak highly enough of: Michael 
    Carrick.
    We finish with another episode of Football Fact or Fiction in which Rich 
    tries to guess which of the many unlikely stories about Stoke City are, in 
    fact, true.
    Make sure you head to www.planetfootball.com for more 2000s nostalgia, 
    including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.
    RUNNING ORDER:
    - An introduction to this week’s guests
    - An exciting development on the Twitter handle front (1m 33s)
    - The audio highlights of Spurs under Martin Jol and a sickening end to
    the season (4m 10s)
    - When Spurs weren’t very good (5m 55s)
    - 2003-04: The worst possible season to be a Spurs fan (7m 28s)
    - Helder Postiga, blowing a 3-0 lead in the FA Cup and a surprising Jon
    Macken poster (9m 42s)
    - “It’s the climb!” (12m 02s)
    - The arrival of Martin Jol and the beginning of happier times (13m 
    52s)
    - The makings of a brilliant team (15m 09s)
    - 2005-06: “An amazing turnaround” (17m)
    - A portion of lasagne and the timeline of what followed (18m 16s)
    - Andy Reid interview (21m): “If it was a coincidence, it was a hell of a
    coincidence!”
         o Reid on “phenomenal” Michael Carrick (22m 30s)
         o A first inkling that things were not OK (24m 50s)
         o Conspiracy theories from the squad (25m 30s)
         o When Michael Dawson turned translucent (26m 15s)
         o Thinking back to another game which might have cost Spurs 
    fourth (27m 19s)
    - The truth is out at last: the lasagne 
    was to blame! (28m 46s)
    - Playing Michael Carrick despite the fact he couldn’t walk (29m 58s)
    - “One of the great stories of the 2000s” (30m 49s)
    - It should have been postponed (33m 25s)
    - Football Fact or Fiction (34m 10s)
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    • 41 min
    8: S1 E8: Rory Delap, Stoke City & a whole lot of fun, ft. Danny Higginbotham & Mark Smith

    8: S1 E8: Rory Delap, Stoke City & a whole lot of fun, ft. Danny Higginbotham & Mark Smith

    Rich Williams, Mark Holmes and Rob Conlon are joined by comedian Mark Smith to celebrate Stoke City's glorious first season in the Premier League when they upset the big boys and made neutrals p*ss themselves laughing.
     
    Danny Higginbotham joins on the phone to provide an insight into some of the extraordinary lengths Stoke went to in search of home advantage, how they made the colour drain from opponents' faces, and why being written off was the best thing that could have happened to the club.
    We finish with another episode of Football Fact or Fiction in which Rich tries to guess which of the many unlikely stories about Stoke City are, in fact, true.
     
    Make sure you head to www.planetfootball.com (http://www.planetfootball.com/) for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.
    RUNNING ORDER:
     
    - Introduction to this week’s show and guests
    - The audio highlights of Ricardo Fuller, Tony Pulis and Rory Delap’s throw ins (2m 10)
    - Celebrating Rory Delap’s throw ins (5m 55)
    - The emergence of ‘towel boys’ (09m 00)
    - Rory Delap creating goals (11m 25)
    - When Stoke reduced Heurelho Gomes to tears. (13m 16)
    - Gareth Southgate on Delap throw-ins (16m 12)
    - The emergence of the Stoke vs Arsenal rivalry (18m 06)
    - Winding up Arsene Wenger (19m 21)
    - When Wenger petitioned for throw-ins to be banned (20m 18)
    - Danny Higginbottom Interview (21m 51)
    ·      Stoke’s first season back in the Premier League (22m 00)
    ·      Stoke’s mentality starting the season back in the Premier League (23m 15)
    ·      Stoke fans and the Stoke team mirror each other (25m 40)
    ·      How Arsenal 'didn't want to be there' against Stoke (26m 42)
    ·      How people writing Stoke off provided motivation to prove them wrong. (29m 18)
    ·      The genius of Ricardo Fuller (30m 48)
    - Mark on Fuller, his favourite ever player (33m 36)
    -  When Fuller slapped his captain (36m 36)
    - A naked Tony Pulis vs James Beattie (39m 15)
    - Stoke’s lasting legacy (41m 38)
    - Football Fact or Fiction (43m 22)
     
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    • 50 min
    7: S1 E7: Istanbul, Fernando Torres & the Rafa Revolution at Liverpool, Ft. Neil Mellor & Adam Rowe

    7: S1 E7: Istanbul, Fernando Torres & the Rafa Revolution at Liverpool, Ft. Neil Mellor & Adam Rowe

    Rich Williams, Mark Holmes and Pete Farries are joined by comedian and Liverpool fan Adam Rowe to celebrate Rafa Benitez’s wonderful time in charge at Anfield, from that amazing night in Istanbul to that brilliant team of Gerard, Alonso, Torres and co. that went so close in 2008-09.
     
    Neil Mellor joins on the phone to talk about his crucial role in that famous turnaround against Olympiakos, his memories of Istanbul and his thoughts on how Benitez moved Liverpool on as a club.
     
    We finish with another episode of Football Fact or Fiction in which Rich tries to guess which of the many unlikely stories about Benitez is, in fact, true.
     
    Make sure you head to www.planetfootball.com (http://www.planetfootball.com/) for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.
     
    RUNNING ORDER:
    - An introduction to this week’s guests
    - The audio highlights of Fernando Torres, Steven Gerrard, Istanbul and Liverpool under Rafa Benitez (4m 26s)
    - How Liverpool fans felt at the time of Benitez’s appointment (5m 45s)
    - Remembering Liverpool’s sudden influx of Spanish signings and how it helped Rafa (7m 30s)
    - Liverpool v Chelsea, one of *the* great rivalries of the 2000s (8m 47s)
    - The ‘ghost goal’ that started it all (11m 43s)
    - Memories of Istanbul (13m 55s)
    - Ruthless Rafa: How he improved the Champions League-winning team to challenge for the title (18m 35s)
    - Neil Mellor interview: Scoring against Arsenal, pestering Rafa to bring him on v Olympiakos, setting up Stevie G, watching the final from the stands, Fernando Morientes getting him onto the pitch to celebrate, nabbing an AC Milan medal, the impact Benitez made on the whole club (20m 13s)
    - Back to the social club to watch a better team lose the 2007 Champions League final (31m 30s)
    - A celebration of the outrageous brilliance of Fernando Torres (33m 58s)
    - Remembering Rafa’s remarkable ‘facts’ press conference (38m 15s)
    - A sadness at how it all ended (42m 31s)
    - Football Fact or Fiction (43m 52s)
     
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    • 50 min
    6: S1 E6: Cristiano Ronaldo and the Manchester United rebirth, Ft. Danny McLoughlin

    6: S1 E6: Cristiano Ronaldo and the Manchester United rebirth, Ft. Danny McLoughlin

    Rich Williams, Mark Holmes, Pete Farries and comedian Danny McLoughlin huddle together to remember the resurgence of Manchester United and the man who helped kickstart it – Cristiano Ronaldo.
     
    Former United youngster Eddie Johnson joins us on the phone and gives us the lowdown on CR7’s arrival, including those first few training sessions and the then-wonderkid's fashion faux pas.
     
    We finish with another episode of Football Fact or Fiction in which Rich tries to guess which of the many unlikely stories about Ronaldo is, in fact, true.
     
    Make sure you head to www.planetfootball.com (https://www.planetfootball.com/) for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.
    RUNNING ORDER:
     
    - An introduction to this week’s show and guests
    - The audio highlights of Ronaldo, Tevez and Rooney, a dream frontline (3m 46s)
    - Remembering Man Utd in the early 2000s and the fallow years (7m 20s)
    - The summer of 2003: Djemba-Djemba, Bellion, Kleberson…and Ronaldo (10m 04s)
    - Ronaldo’s debut (12m 50s)
    - Aaron Lennon>Cristiano Ronaldo (16m 18s)
    - Fergie’s approach to moulding a superstar (18m 25s)
    - The turning point (19m 50s)
    - Fergie’s rebuild: Playing Football Manager (21m 50s)
    - The Wink (22m 50s) - Eddie Johnson interview: Ronaldo's first day, what the players thought of him, his relationship with Fergie (26m 20s)
    - Remembering 2007/08 (32m 10s)
    - Park Ji-sung, an unsung hero (35m 35s)
    - Memories of the Champions League Final v Chelsea (37m 39s)
    - Football Fact or Fiction (40m 57s) 
     
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    • 47 min
    5: S1 E5: Remembering Man City's crazy season with Sven & Thaksin Shinawatra, Ft. Michael Ball

    5: S1 E5: Remembering Man City's crazy season with Sven & Thaksin Shinawatra, Ft. Michael Ball

    Rich Williams, Mark Holmes, Pete Farries and semi-regular guest Alex Brooker gather to remember Sven-Göran Eriksson and Thaksin Shinawatra's ridiculous season together at Manchester City, including talk of world domination, three signings from Thailand, the chairman refusing to take the manager's calls, and an 8-1 defeat to Middlesbrough.
    Former City captain Michael Ball joins on the phone to provide an insight into some of the bizarre goings-on that season, including team meetings being interrupted by the chairman's wife and the chairman himself giving the players a team talk.
    We finish with another episode of Football Fact or Fiction in which Rich tries to guess which of the many unlikely stories about Sven is, in fact, true.
    Make sure you head to www.planetfootball.com (https://www.planetfootball.com/) for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.
     RUNNING ORDER:
     
    - An introduction to this week’s show.
    - Some brief Sven moments (2m 33s)
    - Sven arrives (4m 05s)
    - What Thaksin wants (4m 55s)
    - Pete is out of touch (6m 00s)
    - The Thai players who joined (6m 40s)
    - The bigger name buys (7m 49s)
    - Mark and Sven (8m 53s)
    - The end (9m 43s)
    - Sven and England (10m 05s)
    - Interview with Michael Ball. The defender talks his time with Sven, how Sven was and that final, Boro game (12m 21s)
    - City Fans & Sven  (31m 43s)
    - 8-1 (32m 37s)
    - Football Fact or Fiction (37m 20s)
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    • 42 min

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