Simon Cox joins Callum. Simon most recently played as a striker for Western Sydney Wanderers and the Republic of Ireland national team. With the Republic of Ireland, he participated at UEFA Euro 2012. Cox began his career at Reading. He has also played for Brentford, Northampton Town, Swindon Town, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest and Bristol City. He then returned to Reading for two seasons before his transfer to Southend United on a two-year deal in July 2016.
George Sephton joins Callum. George is a stadium announcer, matchday DJ, and after dinner speaker, known primarily for his work at Anfield for home fixtures of Liverpool Football Club. He is popularly known as The Voice of Anfield, and is England's second longest-serving stadium announcer, behind Peter Gilham of Brentford.
Callum is joined by Kevin Kilbane who played for several English clubs, including Everton, West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland, Wigan Athletic, Huddersfield Town and Derby County (the last two on loan from Hull City) and Coventry City. He also Kilbane won 110 caps for the Republic of Ireland national team, fourth behind only Robbie Keane, Shay Given and John O'Shea as the most capped Irish player of all time.
Experienced Norwegian manager Åge Hareide joins Callum. Åge Hareide is the manager for Rosenborg BK, and most recently managing the Denmark national football team. In his playing career, he played for Hødd and Molde in Norway as well as Manchester City and Norwich City in England. Hareide was capped 50 times playing for Norway.
Graham Roberts joins Callum to discuss his career in football from Tottenham Hotspur (where he won the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup), Rangers (where he won the Scottish League and Scottish League Cup), Chelsea (where he won the Second Division) and West Bromwich Albion. He also talks about his experience of international football with England.
John McGovern is a footballing icon. At the age of 19 he became the youngest player to play in all four divisions of the Football League. During his playing career he won promotion with Hartlepools United / Hartlepool, Derby County and Nottingham Forest. He won titles as English League champions with both Derby and Forest. At Forest he also won the UEFA Super Cup, two Football League Cups, the FA Charity Shield and the Anglo-Scottish Cup. He was Forest's club captain throughout this period of success.
A hard working central midfield team-player, McGovern passed the ball comfortably with either foot. John Robertson said, "As far as I'm concerned John McGovern is what epitomises what every good side needs." McGovern played over 650 senior first team games during his playing career spanning 19 seasons.
Callum is joined by Steven Caldwell. Steven won 12 caps for the Scotland national team and played over 300 league matches in his career, primarily in the top three tiers of English football. Since retiring from playing, he has been working as a Major League Soccer analyst for TSN in Canada.
When Jose Mourinho realised as a teenager that he was never going to be a great player, he decided he was going to become the best coach in the world. From translator and assistant to Sir Bobby Robson at Barcelona to multiple league and Champions League-winning manager at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Alan is a former professional footballer, having played for Manchester United and Exeter City, before sadly being forced to retire at the age of 24. He has since gone into academia and has been teaching within further and higher education for 16 years. This is his story
Jim Cassell joins Callum. He is a former Youth Academy Director at Manchester City. He has been responsible for the development of players such as Shaun Wright-Phillips, Joey Barton, Stephen Ireland, Nedum Onuoha, Daniel Sturridge, Michael Johnson and Micah Richards and many others.
Renowned talent spotter Neil McGuinness joins Callum to discuss a career that has stretched across the globe. Neil was the man who spotted Virgil Van Dijk for Celtic and is currently Columbus Crew’s director of scouting.
The definitive story of the father of modern football, Herbert Chapman. Anyone, Gooner or not, who gazes up at his statue standing in slightly paunchy, plus-foured glory in front of the Emirates stadium and desires to learn more about the Yorkshireman who first too Arsenal to the heights need look no further than this, surely definitive, biography. --The Independent on Sunday
Pat Nevin joins Callum. Pat is a Scottish retired footballer. In a 20-year career, he played for Clyde, Chelsea, Everton, Tranmere Rovers, Kilmarnock and Motherwell as a winger. He won 28 caps for Scotland, scattered across a ten-year international career, and was selected for the UEFA Euro 1992 finals squad. Since retiring as a player, Nevin has worked as a chief executive of Motherwell and as a football writer and broadcaster.
The Man Who Made A Football Club by Patrick Barclay is available at all good book stores.
Sir Matt Busby, who took Manchester United to unprecedented glory before seeing the club through profound tragedy, created the global entity that spreads from Old Trafford today.
A player with Manchester City and Liverpool before the Second World War, Busby remained at the forefront of football through four decades and made an extraordinary contribution to the game in terms of both style and substance. In this definitive biography, Patrick Barclay looks back at Busby’s phenomenal life and career, including the rise of the Busby Babes in the 1950s, the Munich disaster that claimed 23 lives and the Wembley victory ten years on that made United the first English team to win the European Cup. Denis Law, Pat Crerand and such other members of that great side as Alex Stepney, David Sadler and John Aston are among the host of voices testifying to the qualities that set Sir Matt apart.
This is the story of one of the greatest figures in football history, and of the making of a legacy that will last for ever.
ESPNFC host Dan Thomas joins Callum to discuss what it was like working at Real Madrid for many years, moving stateside with ESPN and what it’s really like working with Craig Burley, Stevie Nicol and co.
Paul McGuinness joins Callum to discuss his career in football from Manchester United as head of the centre of excellence and the winning manager of the FA Youth cup with a team containing Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Ravel Morrison and more. Paul is now the FA’s National Coach developer.
Manchester United Under 18’s manager Neil Ryan joins Callum to discuss his role within the Manchester United academy, working with Mason Greenwood and Shola Shoretire in recent years and his working relationship with first team manager Olè Gunnar Solskjaer
Scottish football legend Jim McCalliog joins Callum for a fascinating insight into his career in football from humble beginnings to defeating then world champions England at Wembley and getting on the scoresheet himself.
Chris joins Callum for an insight into his playing career at Burnley, York and others as well as insight into being a player manager at York, manager at Bury and head of football operations at Wigan Athletic.
Graham talks life at Salford under the class of 92, Preston under David Moyes, Craig Brown and others, his love of the club, moving to Burnley, life at turf moor, playing regularly for Scotland and much more.
A compilation of the best bits of Football CFB over the course of the year featuring @Joey7Barton
@chris_sutton73 & an exclusive live performance by The Howl and The Hum
Stevie Rowe executive producer of Take Us Home: Leeds United. In this exclusive interview he reveals what it was like working with Bielsa and Leeds, capturing everything from spy gate to the promotion party.
Matthew joins Callum for a revealing insight into his experience in football so far. How do you cope with being touted as the next big thing at 15? What is like to train at Man Utd, Spurs & Rangers?
What happens when the media speculate that your career is all but over?
Jay joins Callum to discuss his career in the game from playing on loan Stirling Albion to playing for England. Both spells at Burnley, life under Pochettino and others at Saints and whether he fancies a go at management?
Neil joins Callum to discuss his career in football and punditry including THAT goal against Olympiacos, playing with Gerrard and co, life in the championship, injuries, almost joining a big team in Scotland and much more...
Rene joins Callum to discuss what it was like working with Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson. The challenges of management and what it’s like working in both club football and international football.
Kevin Day joins Callum to talk about his amazing new book. Partly autobiographical, partly polemical, but mostly funny, Who Are Ya? is a snapshot of modern football, exploring the history of all 92 English Football League clubs.
Alan talks go Callum about leaving Morton for Kilmarnock, what playing for Killie was like alongside some incredibly characters within Scottish football namely being McLaren, McCoist and Durrant as well how tough it is to hand up your boots for good.
Alan Mahood joins callum to discuss starting his career at Morton, trialling with some of the UK’s biggest clubs including Liverpool, signing for Nottm Forest and working with football icon Brian Clough and returning to Morton.
Cork city legend Alan Bennett joins Callum to talk about both successful spells at Cork, playing at Southampton with Lallana and co, EFL memories, Promotion with Brentford and keeping AFC Wimbledon up and much more.
Marc joins Callum to talk about what it was like being in a high security prison due to a misunderstanding, his incredible career with Millwall and QPR as well as his Guinness World Record international career with Canada...
James joins Callum to talk about his career from the very start - playing under Sir Bobby Robson, making his premier league debut and a career with Doncaster Rovers that has seen him become a club legend.
Callum and Alastair discuss his love of Burnley, his cancelled boxing match with Piers Morgan, his mental health journey, writing, listen in for some incredible stories about Kenny Dalglish, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, Diego Maradona and we have a round of quick fire questions including who would make his Labour 5 a side team from his time in government.
In a Football CFB EXCLUSIVE, Callum sits down with Scottish football broadcaster and former Celtic general manager Jock Brown for a very candid and revealing chat. Find out which player Jock describes as impossible to deal with, was Sir Bobby Robson close to the Celtic job, his role in recruiting Larsson and Moravcik and find out which world class striker he almost signed for Celtic.
Callum is joined by SFA head of elite performance Graeme Jones.
Vital elements of elite performance, Insight into the role of sports science, his role with the national team and an honest reflection on Kazakhstan
Aston Villa icon Peter Withe joins me to talk about THAT goal in the European Cup final, what it was like playing under legendary managers Ron Saunders and Brian Clough as well as what it’s like going to a World Cup.
Barry talks to CFB all about his career in football from Rangers to Blackburn, Birmingham, Blackpool and Fleetwood. He also addresses the Le Guen rumours, the end of his Scotland career and of course what it’s like managing Kelty Hearts.
Callum is joined by the one and only @AberdeenFC and Gothenburg icon and @ScotlandNT legend Willie Miller.
We discuss playing under Sir Alex, Jock Stein, winning multiple trophies in Aberdeen’s golden era. A true gentleman with amazing stories.
Danny talks about what it was like coming through the youth system at Manchester United, what it’s like sharing a dressing room with Roy Keane, David Beckham and Sir Alex as well as plenty of chat on Stoke, Sunderland, Chester and much more.
Motherwell defender Ricki Lamie joins me to discuss starting out at Airdrie, having a few loans spells, moving to Morton under Jim Duffy, his time at Cappielow and what it's like playing in the top flight at Livi under Gary Holt. He also responds to Michael Tidser's hairdryer accusation...
The most southerly club in British football, Jersey Bulls have won every single competing game they’ve played in the English pyramid. Hear about their incredible journey here with Ian Horswell and Callum McFadden.
🚨 A Football CFB Special - Manchester United: post Sir Alex Ferguson years 🚨I am joined in this unique episode by award winning journalist @MarkOgden_ to discuss the impact that Sir Alex leaving had on United, his honest views on Ed Woodward and what the future holds.
Craig and Callum talk all things Scotland - Craig’s role in taking the team to multiple major tournaments - and they look ahead to the national teams chances this summer. They also discuss the way forward for Scottish football in the technological age when it comes to producing more top class players.
Callum chats with Craig Brown about his playing days at Rangers, Dundee and others and they discuss the legendary footballer Alan Gilzean. They also discuss Craig’s unique route into management at Clyde where he twinned his role with being a primary school teacher, head teacher and then head lecturer for primary education at university level.
🚨 Today I speak to former SPL chief executive Roger Mitchell - @RPMComo about what goes on when tv deals are negotiated and just how close SPL TV was to fruition. We also discuss the future of Scottish football - both from a business standpoint and a footballing standpoint. ⚽️🏴
Callum is joined by former @AberdeenFC @LaticsOfficial @HibernianFC @dundeeunitedfc and current @CoveRangersFC midfielder @F_FYVIE to discuss winning both the Scottish cup and the FA cup and what it was like working under Roberto Martinez.
Joining me is premier league winner & current @acmilan goalkeeper @asmir1 🚨
We talk @ab1gk & @FootballNation’s exclusive partnership. And of course Asmir’s career including @stokecity, @ChelseaFC, Mourinho, @afcbournemouth, Eddie Howe and of course life at one of the biggest clubs AC Milan.
Jack talks what it was like leaving Greenock for New Zealand and Australia, returning to play for hometown club Morton, Jim Duffy, MacKinnon, JJ and leaving the club for Carlisle. With an eye to the future too...
John talks all about his career as a player and a manager with lots of chat on Falkirk, Hibs and Inverness who he led to 3rd in the top flight of Scottish football, won the Scottish cup and got them into European qualifiers for the first time in their history.
Director of football Jay Catton talks to CFB about what the role really involves, how he has helped build Connah’s Quay into one of Wales best sides along with manager Andy Morrison and assistant manager Craig Harrison.
Callum is joined by former FA head of communications Adrian Bevington who gives a fascinating insight into what it’s like working at such a high profile organisation - the English FA - for an extended period of time, what it was like working alongside stars like Sven and David Beckham as well as his admiration and passion for Scottish Football.
One of the UK’s leading journalists and broadcasters, Mike Calvin talks about his BT Sport films, his books including living on the volcano, family and no hunger in paradise. He also talks what it was like working with Joey Barton on his autobiography.
Andy and Callum discuss his incredible footballing career from breaking through under Jim McLean at Dundee Utd, being a Scottish cup winner at 20, the challenges that come with being a professional player both mentally and physically and of course we focus on Andy’s time at Morton and he exclusively reveals why he left Morton. He even picks his 5-a-side team from players he played with at Morton.
Callum interview David Robertson and they discuss his career in Scotland with Aberdeen and Rangers. They also discuss his move to Leeds United and subsequent managerial career in India with Real Kashmir. David also discusses some of his more interesting former team mates and managers.
Callum talks to former @AberdeenFC, @ForfarAthletic, @DundeeFC, @derrycityfc, @OfficialQosFC & current @TheShireFC player @Nicky_low18 🚨 we discuss winning the league cup in both Scotland and Ireland, his former teammates & managers as well as the @OfficialSLFL ⚽️🏴🏆
Football CFB with... shaking Keevins himself @shinjukushug. Stay tuned for the hairdryer from Fergie, writing Tommy Burns book, facing the wrath of Jim McLean and find out who makes his Clyde SSB 5 a side team⚽️🏴
In this episode, Callum is joined by former @BTSportSPFL @btsportfootball & current @espn and @EASPORTSFIFA commentator @RaeComm who discusses his passion for football, the art of football commentary and what it’s like working at world cups & UCL finals.
Mark talks life at Brentford, moving to Rangers, living in Scotland, winning the Scottish Championship, beating Ronnie Deila's Celtic at Hampden, cup final heartache, his top flight campaign, managing Joey Barton, his Rangers departure, his spell at Nottingham Forest and a great round of quickfire questions.
Mark joins callum to discuss life at QPR, the current football shutdown, his playing career, life working in the city, his unique route into coaching and working alongside Brendan Rodgers and Sean Dyche at Watford.
Alan discusses his managerial career firstly with Everton’s academy, Hibs and what winning their first Scottish cup in over 100 years was like from the inside, why he left the club for Rotherham and he honestly reflects on why his spells at both Rotherham and St Mirren didn’t go exactly to plan with some interesting revelations from behind the scenes at both clubs.
Alan Stubbs joins Callum to talk about his playing career at Bolton under legends of football Phil Neal and Bruce Roich, his move to Celtic and his time at Parkhead, his battle with cancer, his dream move to boyhood club Everton, Playing with Rooney and Larsson and much much.
Callum is joined by Steve Evans to talk about his career in management including tales about winning multiple promotions over the years, what it was like taking non-league Crawley to Old Trafford, the true story behind Sombrero Steve at Rotherham, working with Cellino at Leeds and much more!
Anthony Johnson of Chester FC and Salford documentary fame joins me to discuss his managerial career with Bernard Morley, how they met, how they work together on a daily basis, life at Chester as well as reflecting on life at Salford and Ramsbottom where they both had consistent success. We also talk issues other than football.
Callum is joined by Owen Coyle junior to talk about managing the England amputee football team at major international tournaments and his hopes for the future. We also discuss what it was like growing up with your dad being a premier league manager.
Callum is joined by Craig Harrison to talk about his playing career at Middlesborough and Crystal Palace. He also talks managing at TNS were he broke the world record for consecutive wins as well as winning multiple league titles in a row.
Marko joins Callum to discuss life at Coventry, growing up in Slovakia, moving to England and working with managers such as Roberto Martinez, Paul Dickov and Darren Ferguson as well as current manager Mark Robins. His insight into what it's like being a goalkeeper is superb. Not to be missed!
WARNING: Contains strong language and adult humour. Plenty of comedy and football chat -find out which Spurs legend led to the end of a family member's football career, what it's like working on iconic shows mock the week and have I got news for you.
This episode is dedicated to Morton fanatic and Notre Dame High school teacher Gerry McHugh. My thoughts and prayers are with are his family, friends and the Notre Dame community. He loved watching Janne during his many years following Morton. Rest in peace Gerry.
Kyle joins Callum to discuss what it was like growing up with a footballing legend as a dad, his youth career at Rangers, making his debut in first tram football at Clyde, his modelling career, moving to America and playing football in Sweden.
CFB with....Gary Caldwell - Part 1 - Gary the player.
We discuss life @NUFC as a youngster, moving to @HibernianFC, life @CelticFC under Gordon Strachan and what it was like winning the FA Cup under Roberto Martinez.
Gordon talks all things Cove Rangers, working alongside Paul Hartley, being the head of Motherwell’s academy and what it’s like running a successful academy, moving to Sheffield United and then returning to Scotland with Dundee United. Very honest and open chat here!
🚨 Football CFB with... @FootballLaw sponsored by the @FansFavouriteUK ⚽️
Not only is he a top football lawyer but a great friend as well! We discuss his best selling book @DoneDeal2019, what really goes in a transfer and contract negotiation and much more.
An exclusive in depth interview with the Godfather of football finance @KieranMaguire
We discuss the financial reality for smaller clubs in light of Covid-19, football ownership structures, the amazing @POF_POD & his love of @OfficialBHAFC
In part 2, Callum and Michael discuss Morton cult heroes Gavin Gunning and Kudus Oyenuga, playoff and cup semi final heartache, Jim Duffy’s sacking, Ray MacKinnon and his Morton exit, JJ and Houston, life at Falkirk and his ‘crazy’ wages and why a new start at Kelty was an attractive proposition for him.
In part 1 of an exclusive interview with Michael Tidser, we discuss why he joined Kelty, what Barry Ferguson is like as a manager, coming through at Celtic under Tommy Burns, Si Ferry, Gravesen, moving to Sweden at 19 and his first spell at Morton as well as his subsequent move to Rotherham.
Joe Harper joins Callum for Part 2 to discuss his time at Hibs and his glorious return to Aberdeen. He also discussed being inducted into the hall of fame and the nature of his relationship with Alex Ferguson in depth for the first time.
Callum is joined by Aberdeen and Morton legend Joe Harper to discuss his beginnings in the game, his first spell at Morton, what life down south at Huddersfield was like, returning to Morton and his first spell with Aberdeen.
Rory Hamilton joins Callum on the latest episode of the football CFB podcast to discuss his unique route into football broadcasting, what sharing co commentary with Chris Sutton and Ally McCoist is really like and what the future holds for him and BT Sport in regards to Scottish football.
On this episode, Scottish Cup winner Danny Grainger talks about his career in Scottish football, what it was like working with the late Brooks Mileson at Gretna, his time in Scottish football as a whole as well as a chat about live at hometown club Carlisle as well as a look at his current managerial post with Workington Reds and his coaching aspirations. Plenty of chat about the famous 2012 Scottish cup final that Hearts beat Hibs 5-1 in on the podcast too which is fascinating.
Today Callum is joined by former @RangersFC, @Morton_FC, @AlloaAthleticFC, @officialEKFC, FH and @IFKMariehamn player @robbiedcrawford.
We discuss his journey from Inverclyde to professional football & the challenge of playing abroad. #SPFL