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The Essential Scottish Football Podcast
The Midweek Show - Russell Walker & Tony Haggerty on the vacant Celtic job

The Midweek Show - Russell Walker & Tony Haggerty on the vacant Celtic job

June 2, 2021

Episode 15 of The Midweek Show is now live. Russell Walker hosts and his guest is journalist, author and podcaster Tony Haggerty.

Tony spent two decades at The Daily Record as a sports journalist and recently wrote "Gonnae Gi’es A Kick O’ Yer Ba’ Mister?": A Tale Of Family And Football By A Fan With A Typewriter" - CLICK HEREfor info.

In this section they discuss Eddie Howe rejecting the chance to manage Celtic and Ange Postecoglou, the latest man to be linked with the role.

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The Midweek Show Episode 15 - Russell Walker with Tony Haggerty

The Midweek Show Episode 15 - Russell Walker with Tony Haggerty

June 2, 2021

Episode 15 of The Midweek Show is now live. Russell Walker hosts and his guest is journalist, author and podcaster Tony Haggerty.

Tony spent two decades at The Daily Record as a sports journalist and recently wrote "Gonnae Gi’es A Kick O’ Yer Ba’ Mister?": A Tale Of Family And Football By A Fan With A Typewriter" - CLICK HERE for info.

Russell and Tony discuss the book, the 2020/21 season, Eddie Howe rejecting the chance to manage Celtic, Ange Postecoglou - the latest man to be linked with the vacant Parkhead job - and Scotland's chances at the Euros.

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Essential Bite - Any Other Business Episode 2 - Andy Little on Nathan Patterson & Jamie Ness

Essential Bite - Any Other Business Episode 2 - Andy Little on Nathan Patterson & Jamie Ness

May 29, 2021

Essential Bite - in this section from Any Other Business with Stephen Kerr, Andy Little discusses Nathan Patterson's meteoric rise at Rangers this season and his call up to the Scotland squad for this summer's Euros.

The former Light Blues striker also praises former team-mate Jamie Ness for opening up about his mental health issues and hopes others in need of help can do the same.

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Essential Bite - Steven Pressley on his new role at Brentford

Essential Bite - Steven Pressley on his new role at Brentford

May 29, 2021

Essential Bite - in this segment from Episode 14 of The Midweek Show, Steven Pressley discusses his new role at Brentford.

The Bees are in play-off final action against Swansea at Wembley today with a place him the English top flight at stake and the former Scotland international defender will join them on 1 July as Head of Individual Development.

Listen to him discuss his new role on Essential Podcasts with host Russell Walker.

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Any Other Business Episode 2 - Andy Little Rangers title talk with Stephen Kerr

Any Other Business Episode 2 - Andy Little Rangers title talk with Stephen Kerr

May 28, 2021

Episode 2 of Any Other Business is now available, host Stephen Kerr is joined by former Rangers and Northern Ireland international striker Andy Little.

Andy discusses his involvement in the Light Blues title win in 2011 and his pride at being one of a select few who were at Ibrox on the final day of the season to witness the latest top flight trophy lift for his old side.

He also talks about Steven Gerrard's impact at the club, Nathan Patterson's progress this season, the importance of Steven Davis and Allan McGregor and praises former team-mate Jamie Ness for speaking so openly about his mental health issues recently.

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The Midweek Show Episode 14 - Steven Pressley on Scotland’s Euro squad

The Midweek Show Episode 14 - Steven Pressley on Scotland’s Euro squad

May 27, 2021

Essential Bite - Episode 14 of The Midweek Show is now available, Russell Walker hosts and he's joined by former Scotland defender Steven Pressley.

in this segment, Elvis discusses Steve Clarke's squad for this summer's European Championships.

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The Midweek Show Episode 14 - Steven Pressley on St Johnstone’s cup double & European hopes

The Midweek Show Episode 14 - Steven Pressley on St Johnstone’s cup double & European hopes

May 27, 2021

Essential Bite - Episode 14 of The Midweek Show is now available, Russell Walker hosts and he's joined by former Scotland defender Steven Pressley.

in this segment, Elvis discusses St Johnstone's incredible cup double this season and how the Perth club could fare in European competition in 2021/22.

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The Midweek Show Episode 14 - Steven Pressley on the managerial merry-go-round this week

The Midweek Show Episode 14 - Steven Pressley on the managerial merry-go-round this week

May 26, 2021

Essential Bite - Episode 14 of The Midweek Show is now available, Russell Walker hosts and he's joined by former Scotland defender Steven Pressley.

in this segment, Elvis discusses the managerial merry-go-round in Scotland with Mickey Mellon, Barry Ferguson, Jim Duffy and John Hughes all moving on and the future for Tommy Wright at Kilmarnock in the Championship following their relegation.

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The Midweek Show Episode 14 - Steven Pressley with Russell Walker

The Midweek Show Episode 14 - Steven Pressley with Russell Walker

May 26, 2021

Episode 14 of The Midweek Show is now available - Russell Walker hosts and he's joined by former Scotland defender Steven Pressley.

Elvis talks about his new role at Brentford, St Johnstone's incredible League Cup and Scottish Cup Double, how they'll fare in Europe and memories of his own campaigns in European competition with Hearts and Celtic.

He also discusses the managerial merry-go-round in Scotland with Mickey Mellon, Barry Ferguson, Jim Duffy and John Hughes all moving on, the future for Tommy Wright at Kilmarnock in the Championship plus his views on Steve Clarke's Scotland squad for the Euros.

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Big Game Player - Willie Johnston on Argentina 1978

Big Game Player - Willie Johnston on Argentina 1978

May 26, 2021

Essential Bite - in this segment of Russell Walker's interview with Rangers legend Willie Johnston, the former Scotland winger discusses the controversy of the 1978 World Cup.

Willie was sensationally and wrongly sent home for allegedly testing positive for performance enhancing drugs. Which, of course, was nonsense.

Listen to his recollections now on Essential Podcasts.

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Big Game Player - Willie Johnston in conversation with Russell Walker - Part 2

Big Game Player - Willie Johnston in conversation with Russell Walker - Part 2

May 25, 2021

In the latest episode of Big Game Player, Russell Walker is in conversation with Rangers legend Willie Johnston.

In part 2 of a wide-ranging interview, the Ibrox Hall of Famer discusses his time playing in England with West Brom, his Scotland career, the 1978 World Cup controversy, playing in Canada, a return to Rangers during John Greig's spell as manager then moving to Hearts.

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Big Game Player - Rangers star Willie Johnston in conversation with Russell Walker - Part 1

Big Game Player - Rangers star Willie Johnston in conversation with Russell Walker - Part 1

May 24, 2021

In the latest episode of Big Game Player, Russell Walker is in conversation with Rangers legend Willie Johnston.

In part 1 of a wide-ranging interview, the Ibrox Hall of Famer discusses his career in Light Blue, the 1972 Cup Winners' Cup Final triumph, his sadness at leaving for West Brom and how he was harshly treated at the 1978 World Cup in Argentina.

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Big Game Player - Willie Johnston on Rangers’ Cup Winners’ Cup Triumph in 1972

Big Game Player - Willie Johnston on Rangers’ Cup Winners’ Cup Triumph in 1972

May 24, 2021

Today marks the anniversary of Rangers' Cup Winners’ Cup Final triumph over Dynamo Moscow and we take a trip down Memory Lane with Barcelona Bear Willie Johnston.

The 24th of May 1972 is a date Rangers fans will remember forever as Willie Waddell’s side defeated their rivals 3-2 in Spain to clinch the Ibrox club's only European trophy to date.

Colin Stein opening the scoring midway through the first half and Johnston struck either side of the break to give the Light Blues a commanding 3-0 lead.

But goals from Vladimir Eshtrekov then Aleksandr Makhovikov with just minutes to go set up a tense finish as Rangers had given everything and the players were out on their feet.

The team defended brilliantly in the closing stages though and Rangers held on for a famous win.

Willie, who had tasted defeat in the 1967 Cup Winners’ Cup Final to Bayern Munich, was determined he wouldn’t leave Spain on the losing side and he discusses the Final plus the 1972 European run with Russell Walker.

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Essential Bite - Owen Coyle on managing in America & India

Essential Bite - Owen Coyle on managing in America & India

May 21, 2021

In this section of our interview with Owen Coyle, he discusses his time working as a coach in America and India.

The former Motherwell, Airdrie, Dumbarton, Clydebank, Dundee Utd, Dunfermline, Falkirk and St Johnstone striker was with Houston Dynamo in the U.S. and is currently working in the Indian Super League with Jamshedpur having been at Chennaiyin before that.

Listen to Owen discuss his experiences of working abroad.

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Essential Interview - Owen Coyle in conversation with Russell Walker

Essential Interview - Owen Coyle in conversation with Russell Walker

May 21, 2021

Enjoy an extended interview with man of many clubs Owen Coyle.

As a player he was a successful striker for Motherwell, Airdrie, Dumbarton, Clydebank, Dundee Utd, Dunfermline, Falkirk and St Johnstone.

As a manager, he has worked with Falkirk, Airdrie, Ross County and St Johnstone in Scotland while in England Owen was in charge of Burnley, Bolton, Wigan and Blackburn.

He also coached Houston Dynamo in America and is currently manager of Indian Super League side Jamshedpur, having been with Chennaiyin the season before.

He discusses a variety of topics with with Russell Walker.

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The Midweek Show Episode 13 - Alan Stubbs on winning the Scottish Cup with Hibs

The Midweek Show Episode 13 - Alan Stubbs on winning the Scottish Cup with Hibs

May 21, 2021

Essential Bite - The Midweek Show Episode 13.

In this segment of our latest show, ex-Hibernian boss Alan Stubbs reflects on guiding his old club to Scottish Cup glory in 2016 and shares his views on tomorrow's final between Hibs and St Johnstone.

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The Midweek Show Episode 13 - Alan Stubbs on some of the greatest footballers he’s played against

The Midweek Show Episode 13 - Alan Stubbs on some of the greatest footballers he’s played against

May 20, 2021

Essential Bite - The Midweek Show Episode 13.

In this segment of our latest show, former Celtic, Bolton and Everton defender Alan Stubbs gives his expert analysis on why teams often lose a late goal and tells host Russell Walker who he reckons are some of the greatest footballers he’s ever played against.

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Any Other Business Episode 1 - Jamie Ness opens up to Stephen Kerr about his mental health issues

Any Other Business Episode 1 - Jamie Ness opens up to Stephen Kerr about his mental health issues

May 20, 2021

Episode 1 of Any Other Business is now live.

Host Stephen Kerr is in conversation with former Rangers, Stoke, Leyton Orient, Crewe, Scunthorpe, Plymouth Argyle and Dundee midfielder Jamie Ness.

The 30-year-old opens up about his mental health issues, a desire to help other players, what 'football' can do to better assist those in need, the support he has received from his family & how listening to a podcast with England Rugby star Jonny Wilkinson inspired him to seek therapy.

Jamie also speaks from the heart about his career and how he hopes to get back playing again in the near future.

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The Midweek Show Episode 13 - Scotland Euro Squad Section

The Midweek Show Episode 13 - Scotland Euro Squad Section

May 19, 2021

Episode 13 of The Midweek Show is now available.

An Englishman giving his views on who is going to make it into the Scotland Euro squad?

It could only be former Celtic, Bolton and Everton defender Alan Stubbs on The Midweek Show.

See if he and host Russell Walker get their predictions right when Steve Clarke announces his picks later!

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The Midweek Show Episode 13 - Alan Stubbs with Russell Walker

The Midweek Show Episode 13 - Alan Stubbs with Russell Walker

May 19, 2021

Episode 13 of The Midweek Show is now available.

Russell Walker hosts and he's joined by former Celtic, Bolton and Everton defender Alan Stubbs who reflects on the glory of winning the Scottish Cup with Hibs in 2016.

He also gives his views on this season’s showpiece final between Hibs and St Johnstone and looks ahead to Steve Clarke's Scotland squad announcement for the Euros, which takes place later today.

Let's see how close they are with their own selections when the squad is confirmed!

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