Step back in time and relive a decade the changed football forever, with Alive and Kicking; The 90s Football Podcast. Join Ash Rose - author of Alive and Kicking; The Ultimate Book of 90s Football Nostalgia - and guests, who every week will be looking back and discussing the biggest moments and memories from football in the 1990s. If the 1990s are now retro, this this is your retro celebration! From the fun to the farcical, classic to cringe Alive and Kicking has football in the 1990s all wrapped up just for you!
My 90s with Neil Barnett and Gavin Peacock
Piggy backing off our previous episode with Glenn Hoddle, the Alive and Kicking deep dive into all things Chelsea in another slice of My 90s action. Joining Ash, Matthew and Ed is radio host and Chelsea man of many pies Neil Barnett to look back at the clubs decade of change at Stamford Bridge. From the ZDS winning days of the 1990s, parked cars behind goals and all, up to the glamour that lit up the Kings Road as we went into the new millennium, Chelsea were a club that epitomised the decade the changed football - and Neil was there to see it all.
Plus, there's an inside view of The Blues 1990's as we speak to former Newcastle, Chelsea and QPR midfielder Gavin Peacock about his role in revolutions both north and south of the country and his unique post football calling.
All that and loads more 1990s nonsense in between. Keep it 90s!
Gavin Peacock, A Greater Glory: From Pitch to Pulpit is out now from Christian Focus.
Alive and Kicking meets...Glenn Hoddle
Alive and Kicking is back, and back with an absolute bang! Joining Ash Rose, Matthew Crist and shiny new signing The Football Tavern, is former Swindon, Chelsea and England manager Glenn Hoddle for a natter about his eventful 1990s. In the chat the boys talk to Glenn about his arrival at Swindon, being the catalyst for change at Stamford Bridge and all the ups and downs in charge of the national team. We also learn about one of Chelsea's biggest almost buys and what he really wanted to do with England post 1998. All that and LOTS more in this hour long chat with one of English football's biggest ever talents. #Keepit90s
Playmaker by Glenn Hoddle is published by HarperCollins (Hardback, £20)
Modern Football is Rubbish
Taking a break from wishing it was Euro 96, Alive and Kicking is ready to have a right old moan. Ash Rose is joined by Matthew Crist and author Jim Keoghan to discuss his new book 'Is It Just Me Or Is Modern Football S**t? It gives license for the boys to tell you exactly why football in the 90s was better and have a right old dig at the 'state' of the modern game. Plus there's chat on Everton, Matthew's blue-ticking other project and loads more nineties nonsense.
Bringing Football Home
On the 25th anniversary of Euro 96, the boys are back to once again get the feels for that summer all over again. Ash Rose is joined by The Guardian's Sachin Nakrani, Joel Young (eventually) and former BBC Editor Paul Armstrong to talk through how the BBC brought Euro 96 to our homes. We chat pundits, theme tunes and the battle with ITV as well as reminisce about the halcyon days of that summer. Get ready for The Euro with a look back at the best Euros of the decade and as always, keep it 90s!
The First and The Fix of 1992-93
As we head towards this season's Champions League Final we travel back to the first season of The Champions League from 1992-93 and all it's hoo-har! Ash Rose is joined by Matthew Crist and author of new book 'The Fix' James Dixon as the boys chat through Leeds' three-legged tie with Stuttgart, The Battle of Britain and infamous final and all it's murkiness hiding in the background. Plus, there's talk on Karen Brady, the Anglo-Italian Cup and Paul Tait's famous t-shirt, too. Keep it 90s!
The Fix is out 24 May from Pitch Publishing, get your copy here HTTP://www.pitchpublishing.co.uk/shop/fix
In a week where football was thrown into chaos it's fitting that the subject of this new episode is someone who's love for football epitomises how fans feel about the happenings in 2021. Join Ash, Joel and Matthew as they welcome author David Hartrick to talk about Bobby Robson.
Using David's brand new book Silver Linings - Bobby Robson's England as it's ethos, the boys chat through his time as England boss and the ending that fell after Italia 90, plus look back at his impressive club CV during the decade. Plus, there's talk on Brighton, Gazza and yes that damn European Super League, too. More than ever though, keep it 90s.
Silver Linings - Bobby Robson's England is out on April 26th from Pitch Publishing.
Truly Alive and Kicking
I was born in the 80’s but the 90’s was where I truly fell in love with football. I’ve only recently discovered this podcast during the Covid-19 pandemic so after listening to the Juninho episode I went back and started listening from the first episode way back in August 2015 and it was quite funny to hear them talking so much about Juninho again!!!
I’m a big fan and I love all the guests that are on the show and the former footballers which have been part of the show have added some great perspective.
I’m also a Newcastle United fan that now lives in Kansas and if I had to sum up the 90’s for Newcastle United it would be “Kevin Keegan and Alan Shearer” also the best home and away shirts we’ve ever had were the 1995/96 season. I still have my away shirt from that season and its in pretty good condition, I get a few questions from the Kansas locals when I’m out and about wearing it!!!
Stop Being So Jelly of Other 90s Pods
The show has potential and I love nostalgia premier league pods. But the host is CONSTANTLY trying to diss any other nostalgia EPL pods / 90s specific pods that it just makes him look petty. Good guests, but host kinda kills the show and holds it back from being what should be an easy 5 star review. He’s Just a bit too serious and emotional. Relax guy! The more nostalgia pods on here the better for all of the listeners and the content creators!
As a fan who really started following the game in the 90's, this pod is a welcome addition to my play list. Fantastic panels jog memories, give context and wax lyrical about the beautiful game in the 90's. Great concept and well executed.