Talkin Fitbaw

Talkin Fitbaw

Derek chats to current & ex-players, coaches, agents, football writers and many more key figures in the game from across the globe

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July 22, 2021 90 min

Derek crosses over the channel to chat to one of Scottish football's most loved characters - Ivo den Bieman.

We hear about how his move to Scotland and Montrose came about, nights out in Aberdeen and winning promotion with the Gable Endies.

He talks about his season at Dundee where he scored and played in that famous 4-3 win over Rangers and featured alongside the likes of Graham Rix, Kevin Ratcliffe, Morten Weighorst, Dusan ...

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Derek chats to one of the most talented coaches in English football, Steve Eyre.

Steve is in great form as he recounts his time growing up in and around his beloved Manchester City.  He looks back fondly on his 21 years in City's youth setup where he helped bring through the likes of Phil Foden, Kieran Trippier, Micah Richards and Daniel Sturridge.

He also tells us about his stint as Rochdale boss, his time at Huddersfield an...

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July 7, 2021 51 min

Derek chats to an absolute legend in the world of football physiotherapy - Alan Smith.

Alan’s story in the game is truly fascinating, after injury curtailed his playing aspirations at an early age he embarked on a career as a top class physio.

We hear about his time at Sheffield Wednesday where he’s fondly remembered during a golden time for the Owls, why he turned down Glasgow Rangers.

And he tells us about his many years with ...

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July 1, 2021 38 min

Derek chats to one of Scottish football’s most loved goalies, a hero at the likes of Dundee United, Dunfermline and Raith Rovers, it is of course Guido van de Kamp.

Guido is in brilliant form as he relives his time coming through the ranks at Den Bosch, his Tannadice memories including that Scottish Cup final win over Rangers, the promotion winning season with the Pars, becoming a cult hero at Glentoran as well as his enjoyable sp...

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June 24, 2021 84 min

Derek chats to one of Scottish football’s greatest characters, not only a legend at Dunfermline and Livingston but he’s also an MBE and the Lord Provost of the Kingdom of Fife, it is of course the one and only Jim Leishman.

As you can expect, Jim’s in top form as he relives his playing and coaching career with plenty of brilliant stories, he also tells us about his trip down to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen and his move into...

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June 9, 2021 44 min

Derek chats to former England Under 21 and Sheffield Wednesday defender Ian Knight.

Ian’s story in the game is a fascinating one, he was one of the most promising defenders in British football when he burst on the scene at Hillsborough until a horrific challenge by Chester City’s Gary Bennett more or less curtailed his career.

He tells us about that game, the aftermath, how he claimed damages as a result and how he kept positive ...

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June 2, 2021 41 min

Derek chats to Clyde royalty and former Kilmarnock favourite Paul Flexney for an entertaining look back on his time in the game.

Paul tells how he lived out his boyhood dream of turning out and captaining the Bully Wee, his Shawfield memories, the influence Craig Brown had on his career, his stint down south at Northampton and his time at Rugby Park where he was part of that famous promotion winning side in 1990.

He also tells us...

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May 26, 2021 42 min

Derek chats to former Dundee United stalwart Fred van der Hoorn as the big Dutchman relives his career.

We hear about how he idolised the great Holland team of the 70s, breaking through and skippering his hometown club FC Den Bosch where he'd also be part of two promotion winning sides later in his career.

He tells us how the move to Tannadice came about, his memories of Jim McLean, what he made of Scottish football, the feel...

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May 19, 2021 84 min

Derek chats to Canada's finest, the one and only Colin Miller.

Colin is in terrific form as he relives his time in the game from starting out at the star-studded Toronto Blizzard before his move to his beloved Rangers, we also hear about his spells at Doncaster, Hamilton Accies, Hearts, Dunfermline and St Johnstone and representing Canada as well as his time as a coach either side of the Atlantic.

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May 12, 2021 82 min

Derek chats to Kilmarnock legend Mark Reilly as he relives his time in the game.

We hear about his early days at Motherwell under Tommy McLean before his move to Rugby Park where he’s best remembered, he tells us about the promotion winning season, staying up on the last day, Scottish Cup glory in 97, a raft of Tommy Burns stories and hilarious tales involving the likes of Ally McCoist, he also tells us about his ill fated spell a...

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May 5, 2021 40 min

Derek chats to Grimsby Town legend, the one and only Bobby Cumming.

Bob is in great form as he relives his time growing up in Airdrie, being thrown into the Juniors at 15 and being part of the Albion Rovers set up before his move to Blundell Park where he’d spend the next 13 years as he became a much loved figure with the Mariners.

He tells us about promotions, the time he got Norman Hunter sent off, his promotion winning season ...

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April 28, 2021 64 min

In our 100th episode, Derek chats to a man who was a warrior for fifteen clubs during his long and distinguished career, it's the one and only Chris Swailes.

Chris is in fine form as he gives us an insight into his time in the game, from following his beloved Newcastle growing up, his regrets at not taking his opportunity at Ipswich, becoming a fans favourite at Rotherham and Bury, Wembley cup final wins, taking on the best in...

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April 21, 2021 68 min

Derek chats to former Motherwell favourite John Philliben for an entertaining look back at his time in the game.

'Softie' is in terrific form as he relives his career from coming through the ranks at hometown club Stirling Albion who he'd go onto manage, winning the Euros and starring in a World Cup for Scotland as a youngster, his spell down south playing for Billy Bremner at Doncaster Rovers, his 12 years at Fir Park...

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Derek chats to journalist and film-maker Adrian Goldberg to chat about his recently released film - The Celtic Boys Club Scandal.

Adrian tells us the challenges faced when creating the film, what he makes of the response from Celtic, his views on the recent SFA report, the harrowing stories he heard from the abuse survivors and what the reception has been like since its release.

You can view the film by visiting - https://youtu.b...

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April 9, 2021 76 min

In Part 3 of this Steven Thicot Special, we learn about his career after leaving Hibs.

He's been all over the globe, from starring in Portugal for Belenenses, Naval and Tondela, we hear about his time in Romania with Dinamo Bucharest, his unhappy spell in Greece, playing in Malaysia for Melaka United, moving to America with Charlotte Independence and how he’s getting on at his current club in Lithuania, Kauno Zalgiris.

He als...

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April 5, 2021 60 min

Derek chats to former Hibs defender Steven Thicot to look back on his time at Easter Road in Part 2 of this three part special.

Steven tells us how he fell in love with the club at first sight, his memories of the Edinburgh derby, beating the Old Firm, taking on Barcelona, dressing room tales, what he thought of the manager's he played under, his regrets at not showing his best form and a whole lot more.

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March 31, 2021 54 min

Derek chats to former Hibs defender Steven Thicot for an engrossing in-depth chat about his time in the game.

The interview is over three hours in length so we've split it into three parts.

In Part 1, we cover Steven's early career from growing up in Paris, learning from the best at the world famous academy Clairfontaine, we hear about his struggles breaking through at Nantes, his eye opening loan spell at Sedan where he ...

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March 24, 2021 48 min

Derek chats to former Hamilton Accies defender David Elebert for a candid look back at his time in the game.

David's in great form as he tells us about his early days at Preston, discovering the ugly side of football at Scarborough, his memories from his time at New Douglas Park as well as his stint in Iceland and playing back in his native Ireland.

We also hear about his coaching aspirations and much more in between.

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March 17, 2021 64 min

Derek chats to Ces Podd - Bradford City's record appearance holder and one of the first black players to play in English football.

We hear about his upbringing and how difficult it was for him growing up as a black kid in Leeds, dealing with racist abuse as a youngster and as a player, his love of Bradford and why he stayed for as long as he did, being talked out of retirement by Neil Warnock and being part of that famous Scar...

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March 10, 2021 79 min

Derek chats to former Rangers, Hamilton, Carlisle, Grimsby, Chesterfield and Darlington star Phil Bonnyman for another in-depth look back at his career.

As ever, it’s an interview rammed with great stories from his time in the game, including why he decided to leave Ibrox, making a name for himself at Accies, taking on the likes of Man United and Arsenal, being part of that famous Spireites side that defeated Rangers and went on t...

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