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... Show More

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October 21, 2020 77 min

Derek chats to former Norwich, Scarborough, Clyde and Partick star Jamie Mitchell.

Jamie was one of the hottest young talents in Britain when he had the likes of Rangers, Spurs and the Canaries chasing his signature, he chose Carrow Road and despite progressing through the ages he was let go, he gives us an insight into how tough that was, the ups and downs on the Yorkshire coast, starring for the Bully Wee and Thistle and dealing w...

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October 14, 2020 63 min

Derek chats to goalscoring machine Paul Ritchie to look back at an eventful career in the game.

Paul is a guy who loved a promotion and is a player much loved pretty much everywhere he went from Dundee, Brechin, Gillingham, Portadown, Derry, Hamilton, Inverness, Partick, East Fife, Happy Valley and Yee Hope.

Paul was absolutely magnificent, full of honesty, laughs and packed with stories.

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October 11, 2020 52 min

Derek chats to esteemed author Jeff Connor to chat about his latest book: Busby’s Last Crusade: A Pictorial History From Munich to Wembley

It’s a fascinating read not only for Manchester United supporters but any football fan interested in what was a truly unforgettable era.

Jeff not only gives us an insight into the book but also tells us why England winning the World Cup in 1966 put him off football forever, writing about Scottish ...

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October 7, 2020 43 min

Derek chats to former Rangers midfielder Thomas Kind Bendiksen to look back at his career in the game.

Thomas is in great form as he talks about his time at Ibrox, why he chose to leave to join Tromso, playing in the Europa League as well as representing Norway.

He also chats about life at current club Tromsdalen and his future ambitions.

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Derek chats to renowned author Jeff Holmes who chats about his latest book Tortured: The Sam English Story.

English was a destined to become one of the greatest goalscorers in Scottish football history before an accidental clash with Celtic keeper John Thomson that claimed the Hoops man's life.

Jeff goes into terrific detail to give us an idea of just how prolific English was and how he and his family suffered for years after tha...

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September 30, 2020 61 min

Derek chats to Bafana Bafana legend Aaron Mokoena who looks back on an extraordinary career.

As well as starring for Blackburn Rovers, Portsmouth and Ajax amongst others, Aaron became the youngest player to represent South Africa before going on to amass 107 caps, including skippering his country in their home World Cup in 2010.

As well as on the field, Aaron tells us about surviving the tragic Boipatong massacre in 1992 when 45 peop...

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Derek chats to the supremely talented David Resnik aka Stadiums For Ants, who's taken social media by storm and hitting the front pages with his amazing miniature Ibrox Stadium creation.

David explains what inspired him to design the iconic ground, the difficulties during construction and what he's made of the widespread attention from media outlets and Rangers fans.

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September 23, 2020 45 min

Derek chats to former Lierse, Partick Thistle, Dundee Utd and current Beerschot defender Frédéric Frans.

Freddy is in fantastic form as he looks back on an eventful career from spending 20 years at his hometown club and his heartbreak as they went bust, his move to Leeds Utd that collapsed, playing with Hazard, Alderweireld and co with Belgium and his fond memories of Scottish football.

It's another cracking listen, packed full o...

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September 16, 2020 60 min

Derek chats to former Rangers, Clyde and Partick Thistle midfielder Jimmy Gibson.

In another refreshingly honest interview, Jimmy looks back on his seven years at Ibrox, his frustration at not making the breakthrough as well as his battle with gambling addiction.

He also relives his time at Broadwood and Firhill where he would help Thistle win promotion in 2006 under the legendary Dick Campbell.

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September 9, 2020 53 min

Derek chats to former FC Twente and Aberdeen star Theo ten Caat.

Theo was one of a host of Dutch players who pitched up at Pittodrie in the late 80s and early 90s.

He was an absolutely fantastic guest, frank honesty and full of stories including his regret at not staying with the Dons longer after a fall out with Willie Miller, playing with a young Philip Cocu and Michael Mols and his amazement that Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink made it...

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September 2, 2020 67 min

Derek chats to former Dundee United, Motherwell, Plymouth and Shamrock Rovers star Jim Paterson.

In another cracking interview, Jim has stories galore as he relives his career north and south of the border including Helicopter Sunday, League Cup final regret, Phil O'Donnell tragedy and lots more.

He also gave us an insight into his work now as a Personal Trainer at New Age Fitness in Hamilton.

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August 26, 2020 59 min

Derek chats to former footballer and First Minister Henry McLeish.

It’s another fascinating interview as Henry looks back on his brief playing career where he was once on the books of Leeds United under the legendary Don Revie and starred for his hometown club East Fife before injury cut his career short.

Henry also chats about his 2018 book 'Scottish Football: Requiem or Renaissance' where he challenges the powers that be th...

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Derek chats to former guest Ákos Füzi to preview the Champions League qualifier between Celtic and his former club Ferencvaros.

Ákos also played against the Hoops for MTK Hungaria back in 2003 as well as starring for his native Hungary.

He tells us what Neil Lennon's men can expect when the pair meet at Parkhead on Wednesday.

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August 19, 2020 40 min

Derek chats to Dundee and Nancy legend Ray Stephen.

Ray was a goalscoring machine in the 1980s, he banged them in for fun for the Dark Blues before moving across the pond to become Arsene Wenger's first ever foreign signing.

Ray talks about his French experience, what it was like to play under Arsene and play alongside the likes of Michel Platini and other world superstars.

He also reveals his regret at missing out on a move to Ce...

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August 12, 2020 49 min

Derek chats to legendary football commentator John Helm to look back on a 61 year career reporting on the beautiful game.

John has stories galore as he talks about the 10 World Cups he covered, memorable games and players, interviewing proper legends, as well as reporting on the tragic Bradford City stadium fire in 1985.

John also treats us to his party piece, naming the 92 Football League clubs in just 26 seconds that earned him a p...

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August 5, 2020 60 min

Derek chats to Partick Thistle hero and current Edinburgh City defender Conrad Balatoni for an entertaining and candid look back at his career.

Conrad chats about his early years at Hearts, becoming a fans favourite at Firhill, his rocky time at Kilmarnock, what he thinks of their plastic pitch as well as his spells at Ayr, Falkirk and Torquay.

Conrad also gives his opinion on the recent SPFL fiasco to call the leagues and his new ve...

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July 31, 2020 44 min

Derek chats to the larger than life Jean Marc-Adjovi Boco or Jimmy Boco as he's affectionately known.

Much loved in Lens and Leith, Jimmy chats about his career in France where he progressed through the ranks to become a legend with the Sang et Or, being named their greatest left-back of the last century.

He also talks about his time at Hibs where he was worshipped by the fans despite an unsuccessful season for the team.

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July 22, 2020 45 min

Derek chats to recently retired goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik who’s decided to swap his gloves for a career in computer programming.

It’s another refreshingly honest interview as Bobby chats about his Aston Villa regrets, coming of age at Falkirk, his Wembley triumph with Peterborough, spells at Scunthorpe, Exeter and Mansfield, the pressures of being a footballer on his personal life and much more in between.

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July 18, 2020 27 min

Derek chats to Martyn Ramsay, author of the recently released 'The 50 Greatest Rangers Games'.

Many will be familiar with Martyn's show 'The Time Capsule' on the Heart and Hand podcast network and in this interview he talks about how the idea behind the book came about, the challenges he faced when writing it as well as delving deeper into the matches that Rangers fans hold in such high regard.

The book is fabulou...

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July 15, 2020 69 min

Derek chats to one of the finest broadcasters in the business, talkSPORT's Geoff Peters.

Geoff looks back on an eventful career, from his early beginnings at BBC Leicester where he was made sports editor at the tender age of 21, he reflects on his time commentating on his beloved Leicester City, run ins with chairmen and managers, the legendary Premier League triumph under Claudio Ranieri, the devastating helicopter tragedy and ...

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