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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.

    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 (http://www.planetfootball.com/) for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.

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    • 59 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 (http://www.planetfootball.com/) for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.

    The podcast is sponsored by Football Index (https://www.footballindex.co.uk/) , the world’s first football stockmarket. Sign up today (https://www.footballindex.co.uk/?utm_source=planetfootball&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=article) 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/ (https://trade.footballindex.co.uk/moneybackguarantee?utm_source=planetfootball&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=article) .

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    • 47 min
    The Maddest Transfers of the 2000s: Figo, Faubert, Tevez, Masch & More

    The Maddest Transfers of the 2000s: Figo, Faubert, Tevez, Masch & More

    Rich Williams, Mark Holmes and Pete Farries are joined by former footballer turned broadcaster Martin Gritton to remember some of the maddest transfers of the 2000s.
    From the ones that made you say WTF? to those that were just plain dodgy, the lads chat Figo, Faubert, Goram and, along with many others, Tevez and Mascherano.
    With Corona Virus keeping everyone home, The Broken Metatarsal will be taking a (hopefully) short break, and will be back with you later in the year.
    RUNNING ORDER:
    Intro
    Fantasy Draft Winner 1m 19s
    Why Transfer Deals? 2m 48s
    What it’s like being part of a transfer 3m 41s
    Some ‘What the F***?’ Signings 6m 1s
    Julien Faubert 6m 40s
    Tyrone Mears 8m 23s
    Christophe Dugarry 9m 37s
    How important is a manager to a move? 11m 25s
    Andy Goram 12m 20s
    ‘That’ amazing Bolton Team 13m 05s
    Edgar Davids and Barnet 15m 29s
    Dodgier Signings 17m 40s
    The Man City Thai Signings 17m 47s
    Michael Ball on the arrival of the Thai Players (Interview Clip) 18m 56s
    Bebe 20m 58s
    John Obi Mikel 22m
    Tevez and Mascherano 23m 15s
    Tevez’s Translator 24m 20s
    Paul Konchesky talks West Ham when Tevez and Mascherano arrived 27m 38s
    Mad signings at our clubs, starting with Roque Junior 31m
    Who our maddest signings are 37m
    E-mail: contact@planetfootball.com
    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.

    • 40 min
    The Best of Enemies: Remembering the great Arsenal v Man Utd 2000s rivalry

    The Best of Enemies: Remembering the great Arsenal v Man Utd 2000s rivalry

    Rich Williams and Mark Holmes are joined by returning guests Alex Brooker and Danny McLoughlin to talk about the biggest rivalry of the 2000s, Arsenal v Manchester United.
    They chat through Arsenal winning the double at The Old Trafford, Keown v Ruud, The Beckham Boot and Pizzagate, from either side of the fan divide.
    As always, we finish with another edition of Football Fact or Fiction in which Rich tries to guess which of the many glorious stories about that era is 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 & Where Are You?
    Montage 2m 21s
    How the rivalry began 3m 56
    Alex and Danny’s 90s memories of the rivalry 5m 35s
    Alex on winning the Double at Old Trafford 7m 42s
    Danny on not watching Arsenal getting the Double at Old Trafford 11m 42s
    Beckham and the boot 12m 45s
    Who was the better boss? 15m 46s
    The 2003 Community Shield Battle 17m 30s
    Keown versus Van Nistlerooy, and that incredible match 20m 8s
    Which team was dirtier? 24m 22s
    The rivalry during ‘The Invincibles’ 26m
    Why was the rivalry so special? 27m 30s
    Man Utd end the unbeaten run 29m 50s
    Keane v Viera and PizzaGate 34m 15s
    Favourite moments of the rivalry 38m 14s
    Fact or Fiction 42m 28s
    E-mail: contact@planetfootball.com
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    • 48 min
    A 2000s Premier League Dream Team Draft

    A 2000s Premier League Dream Team Draft

    For obvious reasons, we can't get to the studio at the moment. But the show must go on so we bring you this week's episode from the comfort living hell of our bedrooms.
    Rich Williams, Mark Holmes, Rob Conlon and Pete Farries are all on their phones to fight it out for their favourite 2000s players as we each attempt to name a Dream Premier League XI from the decade.
    It's a draft format so everyone gets their turn to pick first - and last - leading to some pretty surprising batshit mental selections. To put it into perspective, eight strikers are picked and none of them are Ruud van Nistelrooy, Didier Drogba or Michael Owen.
    Listen to our teams, then send in yours (along with any abuse) on Twitter @planetfutebol (https://twitter.com/planetfutebol)
    RUNNING ORDER: 
    Home Locations - 30s
    The rules - 2m 11s
    Striker #1 - 3m 09s
    Left-back - 6m 15s
    Centre mid #1 - 8m 17s
    Centre-back #1 - 11m
    Right-back - 13m 30s
    Keeper - 17m
    Left wing - 20m 40s
    Centre-back #2 - 24m 20s
    Centre mid #2 - 27m 45s
    Right wing - 30m 10s
    Striker #2 - 34m 16s
    Final line-Ups - 38m 40s
    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.
    Email: contact@planetfootball.com

    • 45 min
    The Golden Generation: From Germany Joy to Penalty Pain

    The Golden Generation: From Germany Joy to Penalty Pain

    Rich Williams, Mark Holmes and Rob Conlon are joined by Crystal Palace fan and comedian Chloe Petts to remember the highs and lows of Sven-Goran Eriksson's England reign.
    Paul Konchesky joins on the phone to reveal his own joy at getting to see a wonderful group of players close up and give some insight into what the England camp was like back then, including some pretty firm rules on leaving the dinner table.
    As always, we finish with another edition of Football Fact or Fiction in which Rich tries to guess which of the many glorious stories about that era is 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:
    1m 20s- Rich is unpleasant
    2m 1s - Mark’s dramatic irony
    3m 35s - Montage
    5m - What’s to come
    6m 03s - Sven arrives 
    8m 38s - Sven’s fantastic record (football) and the footballers he could choose from
    9m 42s - 5-1 and sneaking in the pub
    12m 35s - THAT free-kick and Golden Balls
    16m 05s - A Broken Metatarsal
    18m 30s - The hope
    19m 05s - Brazil and the 2002 World Cup
    22m - The players that gave joy
    24m 10s - Interview with Paul Konchesky. Paul talks arriving into the England squad, how it all worked, and Becks allowing people to leave the table.
    33m 03s - Post-interview chat
    34m 20s - Cliques
    36m - Rich critiques his son’s team
    36m 46s - Euro 2004
    40m 28s - Penalties…
    42m 06s - Sven
    44 15s - World Cup 2006
    45m 35s - The Wink
    51m 24s - Fact or Fiction
    E-mail: contact@planetfootball.com
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    • 59 min

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