Life Goals with Theo Delaney

Life Goals with Theo Delaney

Every football fan knows it's the goals that really stay with you such is their juddering emotional impact. In Life Goals well known football fanatics re -live the eight defining goals of their lives with host Theo Delaney and reflect on what was happening at the time as it all comes flooding back. Like a good football match it veers from the poignant to the euphoric

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November 29, 2021 79 min
Theo Delaney’s guest is the affable Mike Parry who made his name in newspapers before switching to radio and playing a key role in the genesis of Talksport. He remains a familiar voice and face over the airwaves and along with his eight chosen goals come memorable tales with cameos from Rod Stewart, Alan Brazil, Joe Cole and more. Cole features among his chosen scorers along with several who wore the blue of his beloved Everton lik...
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Skids front man and creative polymath Richard Jobson continues to relive the goals of his life with Theo Delaney who is regaled with tales from the music business and beyond. Goals from Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi feature and the love of the beautiful game is profuse.


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Theo Delaney’s guest is Richard Jobson, the lead singer with The Skids and a film director, writer, actor and model to boot. In a wide ranging conversation he talks of his fondness for Celtic, Scotland, Arsenal and St Pauli and friends and acquaintances like Lou Reed, John Lydon, Ian Curtis and Patti Smith. Among his chosen scorers on this, part one of two, are Kenny Dalglish and Diego Maradona.

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Theo Delaney’s guest is Brian Barwick OBE whose long and illustrious career has included stints as head of sport at both the BBC and ITV and Chief Executive of the Football Association. His lifelong devotion to Liverpool FC is entertainingly documented in his new book ’60 Years A Red and Counting’ and among his chosen scorers are Dalglish, Owen, Gerrard and Salah.

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Theo Delaney’s guest is ITV’s lead football commentator Sam Matterface who is also a regular on Talksport. Sam grew up immersed in football in a Chelsea-mad family and was determined to be a commentator from the age of fourteen when he started working in hospital radio. He provides fascinating insight into the commentator’s craft and the pressures and adrenelin rushes of bringing England games to audiences of up to 28 million. Amon...
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Theo Delaney’s guest is top football broadcaster Kelly Cates of Sky Sports and BBC Five Live. As the daughter of the great Kenny Dalglish she grew up immersed in football and is a Liverpool fan despite her impeccable on-air impartiality. She talks about growing up with a superstar Dad, learning her trade at a nascent Sky Sports News and coping with the vagaries of VAR on live TV. Among her chosen scorers are Gazza, Kanu, Kompany an...
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Tony Cascarino, the former Irish international Centre who is a columnist and broadcaster with The Times and Talksport, continues to relive the goals of his life with Theo Delaney including a couple of his own and a sickener from Gary Lineker. We also learn about his emotional bond with Ireland, the quirks of Teddy Sheringham and why some managers are chickens.

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Theo Delaney’s guest is Tony Cascarino, the former Irish international who counts Aston Villa, Celtic, Chelsea and Marseilles among the clubs he scored goals for. Following his retirement he released ‘Full Time - The Secret Life of Tony Cascarino’ which remains one of the most acclaimed football autobiographies and he has been a Times columnist and Talksport regular ever since. In this, part one of two, he talks about his sometimes...
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Theo Delaney’s guest is the writer Musa Okwonga who has had no fewer than three critically acclaimed books published in 2021. ‘One Of Them’ is about his days at Eton, ‘In The End It Was All About Love’ is a semi autobiographical novel set in Berlin where he lives and ‘Striking Out’ is a novel aimed at 10-14 year olds co written with broadcaster and ex England forward Ian Wright with whom Musa he does the weekly podcast ‘Wrighty’s H...
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This is part two of Theo Delaney’s conversation with comedian and Leeds United devotee Maisie Adam. We learn of her adoration of Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds side, she relives Euro 2020 and saves some love for her local side Brighton and Hove Albion. And the Eurovision Song Contest.
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Theo Delaney’s guest is super-smart comedy star Maisie Adam, a familiar face on the TV panel shows and on the comedy circuit. Maisie talks of her lifelong love of Leeds United and tells Theo about her rapid rise in comedy. Among her chosen scorers in this, part one of two, are Alan Smith, Robbie Keane and David Beckham.
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Theo Delaney’s guest is the author and Financial Times columnist Simon Kuper whose new book ‘Barca - The Inside Story Of The World’s Greatest Football Club’ is the definitive tome on the Catalan institution. He makes a connoisseur’s selection of goals allowing him to ruminate on how Johan Cruyff invented modern football and how Dolly Parton reminds us of its importance. Scorers include Iniesta, Neeskens, Mbappé and Lineker.

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Part two of Theo Delaney’s conversation with the enthralling Alyson Rudd of The Times and Sunday Times. One of the finest sports writers of her generation she is also a critically acclaimed novelist. (Her latest book ‘Eleven Lines To Somewhere’ is out in paperback shortly). Among the scorers here are Gerrard, Alonso and Allison.

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Theo Delaney’s guest is the revered sports writer and critically acclaimed novelist Alyson Rudd of The Times and Sunday Times. Her latest novel Eleven Lines To Somewhere is released in paperback imminently and comes highly recommended. She is a lifelong Liverpool fan partly because she liked to tease her Evertonian grandad and partly through a childhood infatuation with Steve Heighway. As well as the highly educated Irish winger t...
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Part two of Theo Delaney’s conversation with the irrepressible Dave Bassett a member of the League Manager Association’s 1000 club. We pick the story up in January 1988 with Bassett’s appointment as Sheffield United manager…

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Theo Delaney’s guest is the legendary football manager Dave Bassett whose career spanned eight different clubs. He holds the record for automatic promotions as a team boss and, uniquely, he has been voted as best manager of all time by the fans of two different clubs, Wimbledon and Sheffield United. This is part one of two taking in his playing career and his extraordinarily successful time as the boss of Wimbledon’s 'Crazy Gan...
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Part two of Theo Delaney’s conversation with the remarkable Harry Harris who has written 80 books on football and tells of his tempestuous relationship with Piers Morgan and drinking champagne with Robert Maxwell and Elton John. Among his scorers are Shearer, Owen and Solskjaer. His New books ‘Sir Alex - Simply The Best’ and ‘Saved: Overcoming 47 years of Gambling Addiction’ written with Peter Shilton and his wife Steph are out imm...
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Theo Delaney’s guest is the legendary football writer Harry Harris who had a highly successful career in newspapers before leaving to concentrate on writing books. He has written 80 to date and his latest ‘Sir Alex - Simply The Best’ is an acclaimed tribute to Alex Ferguson. Also imminent is the release of ‘Saved: Overcoming 47 years of Gambling Addiction’ written with Peter Shilton and his wife Steph. His tales of his illustrious ...
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Part two of Theo Delaney’s conversation with the brilliant Sports Journalist of the Year Jonathan Liew who provides insight into the life of a top football writer and why the beautiful game matters. Among the scorers of the goals of his life are Bale, Van Persie and Luke Shaw.

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Theo Delaney’s guest is The SJA Sports Journalist Of The Year Jonathan Liew of The Guardian. His richly entertaining and enlightening work is characterised by a rare frankness and he writes on many other sports as well as football. He is a regular on The Guardian Football Weekly podcast alongside former Life Goals guests like Sid Lowe, Max Rushden and Philippe Auclair. Among his chosen scorers are Sol Campbell, Lampard and Berbatov...
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