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Planet Football and guests reminisce about the beautiful game in the noughties.

The Broken Metatarsal - A 2000s Football Podcast The Broken Metatarsal

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Planet Football and guests reminisce about the beautiful game in the noughties.

    Christmas Special - Our favourite interview moments so far

    Christmas Special - Our favourite interview moments so far

    As we approach the Christmas break, Rich, Mark and Pete discuss some of their favourite moments from the show's interviews so far.

    Running order:




    Intro

    Dom Matteo on the lasagna 4m 16s


    Graham Stack and Arsene banning Werther’s 10m 28s


    Jose Mourinho + the laundry basket 14m 05s


    Michael Ball on Sven and team talks from the chairman 16m 40s


    Paul Konchesky on England 21m 23s


    Cherno Samba on his FM stats 24m 19s


    Stiliyan Petrov and the burger van 29m 32s


    Danny Mills and the Beckham’s World Cup Party 35m 36s


    Martin Laursen on Ricardo Fuller 44m 44s


    Homzy's numbers nightmare  47m 56s

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    • 52 min
    Stiliyan Petrov: Nights in Newcastle, and the beauty of The Old Firm

    Stiliyan Petrov: Nights in Newcastle, and the beauty of The Old Firm

    In player special number four, we sit down with the inspirational Stiliyan Petrov.

    RUNNING ORDER:

    Pre-Interview chat about Stan 1m 13s
    Martin O’Neill’s thoughts on lateness 3m 25s
    Stan’s memories of the 00’s, and how it all began for him 4m
    Nights out in Newcastle and moving to Glasgow 5m 20s
    His struggles at start at Celtic 13m 50s
    How the tough times shaped him & massive phone bills 16m 40s
    The friendship with a Celtic security guard that helped him 19m 18s
    The Burger Van story and learning the language 20m 31s
    What it’s like playing at Celtic Park 23m 54s
    Martin O’Neill & getting fit 25m 47s
    O’Neill improving Stan’s contract without being asked to 29m 21s
    The Old Firm 30m
    Deciding to move to the Premier League 33m 27s
    Almost signing for Portsmouth 36m 42s
    Knowing O’Neill when others didn’t 39m 21s
    The Premier League players that stood out 41m 50s
    - Gerrard
    - Lampard
    - Scholes
    The Premier League playing who might stand on him 44m 16s
    - Danny Murphy
    - Savage
    THAT long range goal 45m 55s
    Positional change from O’Neill 47m 52s
    Favourite moment of Unity 50m
    Villa’s demise 51m 38s
    Illness, and how Player 4 Player can help players after retirement 53m 22s
    Outro

    E-mail: contact@planetfootball.com





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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Gaizka Mendieta: Chaos at Lazio & Barcelona, & The Boro Project

    Gaizka Mendieta: Chaos at Lazio & Barcelona, & The Boro Project

    In our third player special of the series, we sit down with one of the greatest midfielders of his generation, Gaizka Mendieta.

    RUNNING ORDER:

    Intro

    Champions League battle against Leeds 4m 11s

    That incredible Valencia Squad 5m38s

    A quick trip to 1999 7m

    The type of goals Gaizka scored 9m 35s

    UCL Final v Bayern 10m 30s

    How Gaizka takes losing 12m 30s

    The two unlucky moves to Lazio and Barcelona 14m 40s

    What it’s like when Barca fans see failure 19m

    The ego’s around him 20m 28s

    Why he chose Boro 23m 10s

    What’s attractive about not signing for a big club 27m 14s

    Why it ended so badly at Boro 29m 30s

    How Southgate dealt with the situation 32m 02s

    Player 4 Player 33m

    Outro 35m 17s

    E-mail: contact@planetfootball.com





    Make sure you head to www.planetfootball.com for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.

    The podcast is sponsored by Football Index, the world’s first football stockmarket. Sign up today and take advantage of their seven-day £500 money-back guarantee (New customers 18+ in UK only. Min. deposit £10. Max. refund of up to £500 to be claimed within 7 days). T&Cs available on https://trade.footballindex.co.uk/moneybackguarantee/.




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    • 38 min
    2000s Cult Heroes: Bullard, Toure, Barthez, Benjani, Tofting...

    2000s Cult Heroes: Bullard, Toure, Barthez, Benjani, Tofting...

    After two fantastic interview episodes, this week we got the gang together to discuss our (and your) favourite cult players of the 2000s...

    Mark, Rob and returning guest Danny McLoughlin each give two of their choices before Rich tests the lads' cult hero knowledge with a game of 'Who Am I?'

    We then run through some of the listeners' choices before the triumphant return of Fact or Fiction, featuring a Gary Doherty grime tune, Danny Mills' fridge and a miniature Range Rover for Harry Redknapp.

    RUNNING ORDER:





    Some Danny Mills extras 1m 35s
    What makes a cult player 3m 16s
    Rob’s first choice - Benjani 7m 20s
    Danny’s first choice - Fabien Barthez 11m 58s
    Mark’s First choice - Kolo Toure 14m 48s
    Danny’s second choice - Stig Tøfting 19m
    Rob’s second choice - Andy Hughes 22m 28s
    Mark’s second choice - Jimmy Bullard 26m 20s
    Guess the cult hero - 28m 23s
    Cult hero #1 - 28m 45s
    Cult hero #2 - 31m 54s
    Cult Hero #3 - 34m 15s
    Cult Hero #4 - 36m 23s
    Cult Hero #5 - 38m 10s
    Suggestions from you! - 40m 30s
    Fact of Fiction is back! - 45m 29s



    Make sure you head to www.planetfootball.com for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.

    Email: contact@planetfootball.com

    The podcast is sponsored by Football Index, the world’s first football stockmarket. Sign up today and take advantage of their seven-day £500 money-back guarantee (New customers 18+ in UK only. Min. deposit £10. Max. refund of up to £500 to be claimed within 7 days). T&Cs available on https://trade.footballindex.co.uk/moneybackguarantee/.




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    • 53 min
    Danny Mills: Partying with Beckham and Steps - and scaring wingers

    Danny Mills: Partying with Beckham and Steps - and scaring wingers

    In the second of our player specials, this week we speak to former England, Leeds, Man City and (sort of) Derby defender Danny Mills.




    RUNNING ORDER:





    Intro
    Interview - How a Broken Metatarsal helped Danny play for England 4:09

    Playing in that World Cup squad 6:34

    The Beckhams' Pre-Tournament Party 7m 39s

    Were there England cliques? 11m 16s

    The ramifications of Rio's missed drug test 13m

    Beckham penalty v Argentina 14m 15s

    Getting merchandise in the wake of Beckham, and isolation in Japan 17m 40s

    That Brazil game and Danny's role in the Ronaldinho red card 20m 30s

    Meeting Cafu and Ronaldinho in a drugs test room 21m 40s

    Leeds in Europe 24m 44s

    The Ashley Cole sending off and the disciplinary process 26m 56s

    O'Leary's love of luxurious hotels 30m 48s

    Leeds v Arsenal & Did Viduka lift Keown off the ground?  31m 21s

    Runs in with Pires, that tackle, and the birth of modern diving 33m 35s

    Danny's favourite shithouses & messing with Savage 35m 39s

    Ways to be a shithouse 37m

    The deserved Bellamy red & what Bellamy was like 39m 39s

    A nice story about Graeme Le Saux 43m 19s

    Why Leeds and Arsenal clashed 44m 54s

    Danny's short spell in that terrible Derby side 46m 25s

    Paul Jewell's Sex Tape 50m 09s 

    Looking back quickly at Danny's career 51m 04s

    Mark brings up a Mills story about Stoke 
    Outro




    E-mail: contact@planetfootball.com





    Make sure you head to www.planetfootball.com for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.

    The podcast is sponsored by Football Index, the world’s first football stockmarket. Sign up today and take advantage of their seven-day £500 money-back guarantee (New customers 18+ in UK only. Min. deposit £10. Max. refund of up to £500 to be claimed within 7 days). T&Cs available on https://trade.footballindex.co.uk/moneybackguarantee/.




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    • 58 min
    Martin Laursen: From Verona to Villa

    Martin Laursen: From Verona to Villa

    After the enforced break, The Broken Metatarsal is back with a new format as Martin Laursen joins Rich Williams and Mark Holmes for our first player special.

    The 2000s icon talks us through his career from moving to Italy with Verona as a youngster to being half-owned by Parma, somehow engineering a move to AC Milan, the nightmare of life under David O'Leary and then finally the wonderful times he experienced under Martin O'Neill and the incredible bond he formed with Aston Villa fans.




    RUNNING ORDER:





    Intro
    Hello Martin Laursen and the weather 5m 25s

    The King of Headers 5m 41s

    Obligatory and Unprofessional Leeds & Stoke mentions 7m 49s

    The Premier League in the 2000s 10m 1s

    Moving from Denmark to Italy 10m 58s

    The start of the injuries and settling in 12m 30s

    How dual ownership works 15m 40s

    Amazing story of signing for AC Milan 17m 47s

    Poor relationship with O’Leary 20m 18s

    Milan to Birmingham 23m 00s

    Relationship with Villa fans 25m 45s

    The Serie A relegation play-off 27m 04s

    The AC Milan squad 29m 44s

    Carlo Ancelotti 31m 31s

    The 5yr contract offer from AC Milan 33m 16s

    Great relationship with Martin O’Neill 34m 

    The Villa squad 36m 54s

    A word on Milner 38m 55s

    Enduring career memories 40m 10s

    Outro




    E-mail: contact@planetfootball.com





    Make sure you head to www.planetfootball.com for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.

    The podcast is sponsored by Football Index, the world’s first football stockmarket. Sign up today and take advantage of their seven-day £500 money-back guarantee (New customers 18+ in UK only. Min. deposit £10. Max. refund of up to £500 to be claimed within 7 days). T&Cs available on https://trade.footballindex.co.uk/moneybackguarantee/.




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    • 46 min

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