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Beyond Canal Park

By James McLeay
Interviews with characters of the North. Juniors/Highland league/Internationalists. Fitba & funny stories! Listen on Spotify/Apple/Google/Anchor.
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Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Joe Harper

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Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with John Henderson
A wee break from football this week as I am joined by local darts supremo and Huntly lad, the Highlander himself, John Henderson! This episode is sponsored by Paul Florence Mortgage Broker Macduff. We discuss: 🎙Fitba days as a CB/Watching Huntly & Celtic 🎙Getting into darts competitively/Turning Pro 🎙Winning British & German Open 🎙Playing in World Cups for Scotland 🎙Record breaking 180s 🎙Beating the greats of the game 🎙Funny stories & laughs along the way 🎙Premier League darts & THAT Walk on 🎙Best XI watched at Huntly John was in great form chatting through his career as he geared up for the new season!
01:34:26
February 28, 2021
Beyond Canal Park....... Interview with Alan Mair
Fantastic local guest for us this week on the Beyond Canal Park Podcast as I am joined by former Banff Rovers & Deveronvale man Alan Mair! This episode is kindly supported by Keira Wright at Smart PA. We discuss: 🎙Growing up playing fitba in Banff 🎙Banff Rovers glory days & team spirit 🎙Highland League step up with Deveronvale 🎙Teammates & characters encountered 🎙Scoring Vale’s 3000th goal 🎙Playing in Turriff Utd’s win over Pollock 🎙Spells at Lossie & Buckie Thistle 🎙Management at Rovers & Foggie 🎙Best XI In-depth, detailed and highly enjoyable look back through Mairy’s life in fitba!
02:28:49
February 21, 2021
Beyond Canal Park......Interview with Brian Thomson
It’s 3rd time lucky as the Beyond Canal Park podcast finally gets its man! Brian Thomson is today’s guest on this episode to talk through his goal, fun and trophy laden career! This episode is kindly supported by Keira Wright at Smart PA. We discuss: 🎙Developing as a youngster at Fraserburgh 🎙Signing for Tommy McLean at Motherwell 🎙Title win with talented Peterhead squad 🎙The 4 year party at Huntly FC 🎙Scottish cup heroics 🎙Return to senior fitba with Inverness 🎙Great times at Buckie Thistle 🎙Characters/talents/leaders encountered 🎙Best XI Honest, funny and highly engaging journey back through Luggy’s career!
01:22:27
February 14, 2021
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Stuart Duff
Joined by yet another cracking guest on the Beyond Canal Park podcast this week as former Dundee Utd, Aberdeen & FC Kairat man Stuart Duff talks to me about his career! This episode is kindly supported by Keira Wright at Smart PA. We discuss: 🎙Breaking through at Dundee Utd 🎙SPL debut under Alex Smith on double lunch 🎙Cup finals & winners at Ibrox 🎙Dressing Room & golf trip pranks 🎙Signing for boyhood heroes Aberdeen 🎙Varied spells at Inverness & Quormi 🎙First British player to play in Kazakhstan 🎙Cove/Locos/Banks O’Dee & coaching 🎙Best XI Great stories from across the globe from a top man!
01:42:12
February 7, 2021
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Walker Mccall
Another fabulous guest on the Beyond Canal Park Podcast this week as they keep on coming! I’m joined by none other than Walker Mccall to talk through a smashing career! We discuss: 🎙Being part of ‘invincible’ Hurlford Utd 🎙Signing & scoring goals for Aberdeen 🎙Prolific spell at Ayr Utd 🎙Starring in the USA for San Diego Sockers 🎙Kicked in the head by Hugo Sanchez 🎙Partying with George Best & Cher 🎙Rejoining Aberdeen under Sir Alex 🎙Interesting Hong Kong spell & Dundee Stint 🎙Best XI Some belters of stories in this one, do not miss it!
01:19:47
January 31, 2021
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Craig Brown
Honour & a privilege to be joined by Scottish football royalty for this episode of the Beyond Canal Park Podcast, it’s none other than former Scotland manager Craig Brown! This episode is supported by Paul Florence Mortgage Broker - Macduff. We discuss: 🎙Youth football & Scottish Schoolboys 🎙Signing for Rangers & league win at Dundee 🎙Coaching apprenticeship at Motherwell 🎙Earning his management stripes at Clyde 🎙Mexico 86 with Sir Alex 🎙Successful Scotland youth teams 🎙Guiding Scotland to Major Tournaments 🎙Preston/Derby/Motherwell/Aberdeen spells 🎙Scotland Best XI Could have listened to Craig talk about fitba all night, amazing man!
02:16:04
January 24, 2021
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Eoin Jess
Absolutely delighted to be joined for the 50th episode of the Beyond Canal Park Podcast by Aberdeen great, former Scotland International & local loon, Eoin Jess! We discuss: 🎙Growing up with a ball at his feet in Portsoy 🎙Banff Academy fitba & Turra World Cups 🎙Playing for Portsoy FC under Kenny Hadden 🎙Breaking through at Aberdeen FC 🎙Highlights & amazing teammates at Dons 🎙Regularly doing it against the Old Firm 🎙Cup finals & winners medals 🎙Scotland career & Euro 96 🎙Coventry/Bradford/Nottingham Forest spells 🎙Best XI played with Amazing to hear about a local guy who did so well in the game we love!
01:54:20
January 17, 2021
Beyond Canal Park...... Interview With Kevin Bremner
Real honour to release this week’s episode of the Beyond Canal Park Podcast, in which I am joined by former Highland League & Professional footballer Kevin Bremner. We discuss: 🎙Growing up & playing fitba in Foggie 🎙Highland League with Keith & Deveronvale 🎙Moving South to play for Colchester 🎙Popular on terraces at Millwall & Reading 🎙Promotions & titles with Dundee & Brighton 🎙Player-Management at Brora & Vale 🎙Best XI + a whole lot more. Fascinating chat & an example of what can be achieved by our local players through hard work & application!
02:08:47
January 10, 2021
Beyond Canal Park....... Interview with Mike Wojcik
Happy New Year and here is the first episode of the Beyond Canal Park podcast for 2021! This week I am joined by well travelled goalkeeper Mike Wojcik in an episode sponsored by Caledonia Motorhomes. We discuss: 🎙Growing up in Canada & Buckie 🎙Youth spells at Buckie Thistle & Deveronvale 🎙Buckie Rovers/New Elgin/Deveronside spells 🎙Buchanhaven Hearts/Hall Russell days 🎙Recovering from several serious injuries 🎙Finding top form again at Sunnybank 🎙Best XI played with
01:43:07
January 3, 2021
Beyond Canal Park.......Christmas Special 2020 with Two Blokes & a Mike
Here it is, the Beyond Canal Park Christmas special, sponsored by String-a-long-a-ding-Dong, with Twoblokes AndaMike to brighten up your 2020 Festive period! We discuss: 🎙Ever growing success of 2BAMPod 🎙Recent fundraising & future plans 🎙Best & Worst fitba moments of 2022 🎙Inaugural BCP2BAMPOD awards (catchy!) 🎙UK Best XI of 2020 🎙Secret Santa 🎄 🎙Turra v Macduff all time 5s teams The lads were on top form, great company for a couple hours fitba chat!
01:56:44
December 24, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Craig Yeats
Delighted to release this week’s episode, sponsored by Caledonian Motorhomes, with highly decorated Highland League footballer Craig Yeats! We discuss: 🎙Apprenticeship at Dundee FC 🎙Highland League football at Keith FC 🎙playing for Montrose under Jim Leishman 🎙5 in a row with all conquering Huntly FC 🎙6th title & senior fitba with Peterhead 🎙Cove Rangers & retiring at Keith 🎙Best XI Remarkable journey through an eventful career!
01:54:04
December 20, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Sam Mackay
Time for your weekly dose of the Beyond Canal Park podcast & this week we get a flavour of football in the far north as I am joined by former Wick Academy midfielder & current Golspie Sutherland gaffer, Sam Mackay. We discuss: 🎙Early days & Scotland Schoolboy caps 🎙Playing & drinking with Brora Rangers 🎙Points on pitch & roads with Deveronvale 🎙Cup finals & Wick’s best season 🎙a decade of memories with Wick Academy 🎙Stepping into management with Golspie Sutherland 🎙Best XI Down to Earth review of a quality career!
01:26:50
December 13, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Beyond Hampden Park WCQ Draw Special
As planned, here is a bonus episode of the Beyond Canal Park Podcast spinoff, Beyond Hampden Park.  As always I am joined by Tartan Army diehards Colin Brook & John McLeay as we discuss Scotland's draw for the World Cup Qualifiers and plot our route to Qatar 2022!! We Discuss:  - Scotland's opponents & danger men  - Steve Clarke's thoughts on the draw  - Where points can be won & lost  - Look ahead to potential squad changes  - Dismal nights for the Ladies & U21s Honest & knowledgeable opinions of seasoned Scotland travelling fans!
45:30
December 8, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Ian Thain
Pleasure to bring you this week’s guest on the Beyond Canal Park Podcast, a safe pair of hands for over 2 decades in the Highland League, Keith FC’s record appearance maker, Ian Thain! We discuss: 🎙Early years & Learning trade in Inverness 🎙On & off pitch antics with Deveronvale 🎙16 Cup finals with Keith FC 🎙THAT game against Glasgow Rangers 🎙Highland League win & HL Player of Year 🎙Inverurie Locos & Cove Rangers spells 🎙Best XI played with Entertaining & engaging as always as he shares his stellar career in the game!
01:55:09
December 5, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Gary McGowan
Series 4 of the Beyond Canal Park Podcast rumbles on & I am delighted to bring you another fantastic guest this week in the shape of Gary McGowan! We discuss: 🎙Early years & Inverness Caley Spell 🎙Highland League win with Huntly 🎙Cheese & Wine, Helicopters & refs wives 🎙Near misses with Deveronvale + Oz 🎙Silverware at Turriff Utd 🎙Formartine Utd & Huntly return 🎙Best XI played with
01:37:18
November 29, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Stewart Neilson
The Beyond Canal Park podcast is back for real this week and I am kicking off Series 4 with one of THE most requested guests so far! I’m joined by none other than legendary Banff Academy teacher & coach but also former Deveronside player, Stewart Neilson! This episode is sponsored by Stuart Davidson at SD Sports Massage Therapy We discuss: 🎙Early years in Falkirk 🎙Starting the coaching journey in Keith 🎙Playing for Rothie/Islavale/Rothes 🎙Player & gaffer periods at Deveronside 🎙Quality Banff Academy players & teams 🎙Scottish Schoolboys coaching 🎙Best XI played with So much to cram in we probably only scratched the surface!
02:15:01
November 21, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Beyond Hampden Park Playoff Final Special - Part 2
Buzzing to bring out this one, Part 2 of our Beyond Hampden Park Playoff final special! I’m joined by Colin Brook & John McLeay to talk about a moment we thought might never happen again, the Scottish National Team qualifying for a major tournament!!! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 This episode is sponsored by Butterfly Effect Cafe in Insch! This episode includes: 🎙Play off Final success & penalty kings 🎙Planning Steve Clarke’s statue 🎙Player performances rated 🎙Emotional rollercoaster of the match 🎙Look ahead to Euro 2020(21) 🎙Serbia slaughtering 🎙Upcoming Nations League games 🎙Colin Hendry cameo Last 2 days have been a blur folks so hope it is legible!! Yes Sir, I can boogie! 🕺🏻
01:35:34
November 14, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Beyond Hampden Park Playoff Final Special - Part 1
The Beyond Canal Park Podcast is back with a Beyond Hampden Park Playoff final special before Series 4 kicks off. I’m joined by Colin Brook & John McLeay to talk about a topic close to our hearts, the Scottish National Team! This episode is sponsored by Butterfly Effect Cafe in Insch! We discussed: 🎙Last round of games 🎙Upcoming Playoff final 🎙Considine appreciation 🎙Projected line ups 🎙Griffiths/Brown/Christie 🎙Serbia analysis 🎙Your questions answered 🎙Whisky/Gin Competition Draw Honest opinions from regular Tartan Army followers who don’t claim to be experts
01:28:30
November 7, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Series 4 Trailer
Series 4 Trailer
02:17
November 2, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Steve ‘Pele’ Paterson (Part 2)
Here we go, it’s the final episode of the series and I’m joined again by Steve ‘Pele’ Paterson. This week we delve into his management career from the Highland League to the Premier League! This episode is supported by Scottish Links Golf Tours. He talks to me about: 🎙Managing Huntly to titles & cups 🎙Taking Inverness Caley through the leagues 🎙Scottish cup runs & memories 🎙Super Caley Go Ballistic Celtic Are Atrocious 🎙Dark days at Aberdeen 🎙Peterhead & return to Highland League 🎙Best XI played with Fascinating, honest and captivating look back across Pele’s decades in football!
01:59:53
October 3, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Steve ‘Pele’ Paterson (Part 1)
Casually dropping the penultimate episode of the series, which will act as a 2 part finale. This week on the Beyond Canal Park Podcast I am joined by another true legend of our game in the North, Steve ‘Pele’ Paterson. This episode is sponsored by Scottish Links Golf Tours. In Part 1 this week we focus on the playing days, we discuss: 🎙Youth days in Mosstodloch 🎙Starring for Bishopmill & Nairn County 🎙Manchester United Highs 🎙Sheffield Utd woes & forced retirement 🎙Hong Kong Rangers & Sydney Olympic 🎙Tearing it up in Japanese football 🎙Making history at Forres Mechanics 🎙Player/Management at Elgin City Thoroughly enjoyable look back through a passionate lover of football’s playing career!
01:53:41
September 26, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Willie Garner
It’s that time of week again, a brand new episode of the Beyond Canal Park Podcast has gone live! This week I’m joined by former Aberdeen & Celtic defender, Willie Garner. This episode is sponsored by Stephen Gauld at Core Fitness & Nutrition. We discussed: 🎙Youth at Denny & Campsie Black Watch 🎙League cup success under Ally McLeod 🎙League title win under Sir Alex Ferguson 🎙Horror Celtic debut & o.g’s 🎙Tales of being Fergie’s assistant at Dons 🎙Management at Alloa & Keith 🎙Highland League & Junior experiences 🎙Star studded Best XI Great insight into the career journey of Willie, a fascinating listen!
01:58:18
September 20, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Beyond Hampden Park
The Beyond Canal Park Podcast is back this week with a different type of show. This week I’m joined by Colin Brook & John McLeay to talk about a topic close to our hearts, the Scottish National team! This episode is sponsored by Stephen Gauld at Core Nutrition & Fitness. We discussed: 🎙Early memories following Scotland 🎙Euro 96 & World Cup 98 🎙Funny & Scary moments on a way trips 🎙Current state of affairs 🎙Robertson 🆚 Tierney 🎙Is Steve Clarke the right man? 🎙Your questions answered 🎙Combined Best XI seen live for 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Honest opinions from regular Tartan Army followers who don’t claim to be experts🤣
01:43:21
September 13, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Martin Johnston
Great guest on the Beyond Canal Park Podcast this week as I’m joined by former Cove Rangers, Peterhead & Elgin City striker, Martin Johnston! This episode is sponsored by Butterfly Effect, Insch. Martin talked to me about: 🎙Youth days & playing Junior football 🎙Defender/Goalscoring midfielder at Cove 🎙Senior football with Peterhead 🎙Div. 3 top scorer with Elgin City 🎙League titles & cup wins with Cove Rangers 🎙Characters & Leaders played with 🎙Current battle with MND & fundraising 🎙Best XI Humble, honest and brave discussion with Martin, highly enjoyable couple hours spent talking to him!
01:34:27
September 6, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Scott Murray
What a man I bring you this week on the Beyond Canal Park Podcast as I’m joined by former Fraserburgh FC, Aston Villa & Reading player, Bristol City legend: Scott Murray! This episode is supported by Paul Florence Mortgage Brokers Macduff. Scott talked to me about: 🎙Youth days in Mintlaw 🎙Highland League fitba with Fraserburgh FC 🎙Gutting fish to Prem League with Villa 🎙Dwight Yorke’s DVDs & Big Ron’s Chains 🎙Play Off Highs & Lows with Bristol City 🎙Reading spell under Pardew & Coppell 🎙Promotion & Prem near miss at Bristol City 🎙Club legend status & current Kitman role 🎙Best XI played with Hilarious, entertaining & humble look back at the sterling career of the Mintlaw loon!
01:30:47
August 30, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Joe Harper
Aberdeen FC royalty on this weeks episode of the podcast where I am joined by the King of the Beach End & Dons record goal scorer, Joe Harper! This episode is released in association with Paul Florence Mortgage Brokers Macduff. Joe talked to me about: 🎙Youth days in Greenock & Morton FC 🎙Goals & trophies at Aberdeen FC 🎙Spells with Huddersfield & Everton 🎙Highs & Lows at Hibs 🎙Triumphant Aberdeen return 🎙Fall Outs & Punch ups with Sir Alex 🎙WC78 with Scotland & infamous ban 🎙Management in Highland League 🎙Best XI played with Fascinating journey from the streets of Greenock to the World Cup via a clean sweep of Scottish titles and a record goal haul!
01:54:51
August 22, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Graeme ‘Spider’ Stewart
Buckie Thistle gaffer Graeme Stewart joins me on the podcast this week to talk about his career in football. He chats about his Inverness Caley days, winning promotion with Peterhead, playing for Inverurie and of course winning titles as a Buckie Thistle player and as gaffer. Graeme also names the Best XI that he played with!
01:43:16
August 16, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Kim Little
Arsenal captain Kim Little joins me on the show this week to talk about her glittering career. She talks to me about growing up and playing in Mintlaw, starring for Hibs & Arsenal whilst winning silverware galore. Playing abroad in the USA & Australia as well as representing Scotland at a World Cup and Team GB at the 2012 Olympics! Kim also names a star studded Best XI she has played with.
01:14:11
August 8, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Stewart McKimmie
Stewart McKimmie joins me this week to talk about his journey from Cove Primary to Italia 90! He talks to me about winning league titles and European silverware with home town club Aberdeen, skippering the Dons and representing his country. He also names the best Aberdeen XI he played with. Fascinating listening!
01:59:48
August 2, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Scott Anderson
Scott joins me on the show to talk about his youth career at Rangers & St Johnstone. Tough start to life in the Highland League and the glory years with Deveronvale and Huntly. Scott also details his managerial & coaching career at Ellon, Deveronvale & Aberdeen FC before naming the Best XI he played with.
01:50:42
July 26, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Blair Tait
The hot seat is filled this week by arguably the best goalkeeper in junior football at present( if you think you are better come on an LC argue your case). Blair Tait joins me to talk about his time playing for Deveronvale and Deveronside, skippering Broch Utd, serious injury, promotion joy, promotion heartache and the Best XI he has played with so far.
01:20:40
July 18, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Jerry O’Driscoll
In this week’s episode I am joined by former Dundee FC, Montrose, Glentanar, Huntly, Keith, Cove Rangers, Strathspey & Turriff Utd striker Jerry O’Driscoll. As well as talking about his playing days across all top 6 tiers of Scottish football, Jerry discusses winning Highland league titles, the social scene at various clubs and names the Best XI he lined up with.
02:08:03
July 12, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Graeme Watt
In the first episode of Series 3 I am joined by former Deveronvale winger Graeme Watt. He talks to me about his youth days, winning the league and cups with Deveronvale, captaining the side as well as the Best XI he has played with.
01:52:25
July 5, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Ian ‘Molby’ Murray
I’m joined this week by former Fraserbugh, Peterhead, Deveronvale, Maud Juniors and Buckie Thistle player Ian Murray. Molby talks to me about playing for ‘hometown’ team the Broch. Sampling senior football at Peterhead. Winning silverware at Deveronvale, Maud and Buckie. He talks about trips away, wind ups and nights out and he also picks the Best XI he played with.
01:40:04
June 13, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Martin Stewart
Joining me this week is former Huntly striker, club legend and prolific goal scorer, Martin Stewart. We go back to where it all began for Martin in his youth and through the trophy laden 90s where the famous 5-in-a-row team swept the boards. He talks about Pele, Rougvie, Bonnyman and Billy Anderson’s impact at the club and the ‘miracle’ season at Huntly before hanging up his boots. He also names the Best XI that he played with.
01:59:35
June 7, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Kevin Souter
Former Aberdeen, Buckie Thistle and Deveronvale midfielder Kevin Souter joins me this week to talk through his career. He talks about the highs and lows of professional football, an enjoyable stint in the Highland League, playing college soccer and then realising dreams playing in the MLS. Kev also names the Best XI he played with.
01:59:56
May 31, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Russell McBride
This week I am joined by Fraserburgh FC legend Russell McBride who charts the highlights of his career in the Highland League and in Division 3 with Elgin. He also names the Best XI he played with and much more. Honest, funny and entertaining chat with one of the Highland Leagues real characters of the last 2 decades.
01:47:04
May 24, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Steven Rattray
This week I am joined by former Deveronvale and Buckie Thistle sweeper turned midfielder; Steven Rattray. He talks to me about progressing through the ranks at Elgin City, winning the Aberdeenshire Shield with Deveronvale as well as skippering the Vale at just 19 years old. Steven also chats about his Scottish Cup exploits, playing in the USA, starting the very first Highland League website and names his Fisher Derby Best XI’s.
02:23:07
May 17, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Question Time with Councillor John Cox
In this episode John Cox answers questions on the current Covid-19 crisis, in particular the response and the future for our area. He also details what he believes to be the main issues affecting the area, including Banff Bridge, Duff House and the A947. John also details why he supported Brexit, what it could mean for the Fishing industry and why he feels Scottish Independence will have to wait for now. John also talks about his career in local politics and his highlights in the role.
01:03:31
May 10, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Terry Kidd
In the 7th episode of the series Terry Kidd joins me to talk about his journey from Macduff to Dubai. On the way he played locally for Macduff Lions, Deveronside, Maud and Deveronvale youth teams. He won the Scottish Yourh cup with Aberdeen and also played for Peterhead as well as a league winning Deveronvale senior team. Now running the successful City Football Club in Dubai as Managing Director, Terry explains how knocks to his confidence in his early playing days drive him to help young player develop today.
01:59:17
May 3, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Steven Watt
Joining me this week is Gamrie loon, Steven Watt. Steve talked to me about his youth days, signing for Chelsea, playing in the Premier league and FA cup. Working under acclaimed managers. Spells at Swansea, Ross County and Grimsby among others. Captaining league winning Maidstone Utd, management as well as naming the Best XI he played with.
02:05:22
April 25, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Ray ‘Razor’ Forbes
Ray Forbes joins me all the way, via the wonders of technology, from lockdown in Malta. Razor talks to me about his Deveronside and Turriff Utd days, playing abroad and names the Best XI he played with.
01:49:57
April 18, 2020
Beyond Canal Park......Interview with Lewis Muirhead
Lewis Muirhead joins me this week to talk about his days at Aberdeen, Rangers & Man City. He talks about managing Bridge of Don Thistle, their plans for the future and names the Best XI he played with.
02:01:58
March 24, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Colin Hendry
Braveheart himself, Colin Hendry, joins me on the podcast this week. He talked to me about his youth days at Keith and Islavale. Making a name for himself at Dundee, Blackburn and Man City. Returning to Blackburn to win the Premier League. Winning the treble at Rangers as well as playing at Euro 96 and WC98. Colin also names the best XI he played with.
01:41:58
March 16, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Stuart Anderson
I’m joined by Formartine Utd captain Stuart Anderson this week. He talks to me about playing for Southampton and Blackpool, winning the U19 Premier League. Playing in Scotland for Ross County, Livingston, Raith Rovers, Peterhead and Brechin. Life at Formartine Utd and names his Best XI played with.
01:51:28
March 9, 2020
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Wayne Murdo
Ex-Deveronside gaffer Wayne Murdo joins me on the season 2 opener. Wayne talks about his playing days with Huntly and Turriff Utd. Promotion and team nights out gone wrong with Deveronside as a player. Relegation heartache as Deveronside manager and the joy of leading his team to cup and promotion glory in his final season. Wayne talks up his current side Rothie Rovers as they prepare to embark on their Junior football journey. Wayne also picks the best XI of players he played with.
01:41:38
March 2, 2020
Beyond Canal Park Christmas Special.......with John Scott
Bumper Christmas special featuring an in-depth interview with former Liverpool, Inverness Caley, Fraserburgh and Buckie Thistle player John Scott. John talks about growing up in Banff, making waves in local youth football, signing for Liverpool and playing alongside the likes of Robbie Fowler and John Barnes. John charts his career highs and lows as well and talks about his coaching career Stateside. John also picks the Best XI he played with.
02:48:36
December 24, 2019
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Billy ‘The Butcher’ Stuart
Fascinating insight into the life of a local professional boxer. Billy is the current BUI Celtic title holder and has a 10-0 record in the pro ranks. Billy talks about his amateur days as a kid, fighting and winning medals across the globe for Scotland. He enlightens me on his training and fight routines and discusses his ambitions for the future.
01:06:11
December 19, 2019
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Darren McAllister
Darren McAllister joins me to talk about winning silverware with Deveronvale, playing college soccer in the USA, performing for Turriff, Keith and Culter as well as his charity work for Ochre. Daz also names the Best XI he played with.
01:59:14
December 12, 2019
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Mark ‘Chiz’ Chisholm
An entertaining trip down memory lane with a Deveronvale stalwart. A former Highland League player of the year, top scorer and serial trophy winner, Chiz talks to me about his youth, playing junior football, glory years at the Vale and much more. He also names the Best XI that he played alongside.
02:03:04
December 5, 2019
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Grant Smith
Grant Smith joins me in the hot seat and talks about playing for Deveronvale, Fraserburgh and Cove Rangers in the Highland League. He chats about working under great managers like George Adams and then Alan Scott in the trophy laden days at Deveronside. Grant explains how he got the passion for coaching as well as playing alongside young players destined for stardom. He also names the best XI he played with during his career.
01:23:33
November 28, 2019
Beyond Canal Park....... Interview with Steve ‘Dippy’ Dolan
Deveronvale legend, record appearance maker and current manager Steve Dolan, better known to the Vale fans as Dippy, joins me to talk about his trophy laden career at the Vale. He talks about developing as a young player at Forfar, his achievements with the Banff club, teammates, managers and his current squad. He also names the best XI players he played with.
01:30:22
November 22, 2019
Beyond Canal Park........Interview with John McLeay
John McLeay joins me on location in Cyprus to talk about his youth career, famous chauffeurs, playing with Vale, Portsoy, Whitehills and Deveronside. Management days as well as analysing Scotland’s current chances in the upcoming playoffs. He also names the best XI he has played with.
02:01:16
November 14, 2019
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Craig Stewart
Deveronvale assistant manager Craig Stewart looks back on his career at Elgin City, Deveronvale, Sunnybank and Buckie Thistle. He reminisces about his Scottish Cup exploits and magic moments on and off the pitch. He discusses management and coaching at Deveronside, working under Steve ‘Pele’ Paterson and returning to his roots at Deveronvale. He gives insight into the current Vale squad and names the best XI he played with.
01:34:32
November 6, 2019
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Ray Skinner
Ray Skinner joins me for a Banff Rovers special, where he talks to me about his youth days, playing career, taking the managerial reins at his beloved Banff Rovers as well as his Ultimate fighting days. Ray also names the best Banff Rovers XI he has played with and shares his hopes and ambitions for the future.
54:36
October 31, 2019
Beyond Canal Park.......A to Z of Philip Watt
In this episode I catch up with Current Deveronside striker and Television star Philip Watt. He chats about his career so far and takes us through the A-Z of both himself and his teammates.
50:42
October 23, 2019
Beyond Canal Park.......Interview with Craig Ewen
Craig Ewen joins me to talk about his career, playing and managing Deveronside, making the step up to the Highland League and his hopes for the future. He also named the best XI he managed in his time at the Side.
01:18:38
October 16, 2019
Beyond Canal Park: Interview with.......Mikey Duncan
Deveronside manager Mikey Duncan talks to me about tragedy in his youth, his coaching career, his footballing philosophy and spills the beans on the current Deveronside squad.
47:34
October 3, 2019
Beyond Canal Park: Interview with.......Colin Legge
Deveronside captain Colin Legge talks about all things ‘Side, including team mates, managers, success and future ambitions. He also names the best XI he has played with.
41:09
September 25, 2019