TWM Episode 18

May 29, 2017

This week, the final part of our two-part interview with Lisbon Lion Jim Craig in which Jim recalls the emotion of the greeting he received from the fans in Lisbon in 1967, of seeing his father in the crowd, and of his first meeting with his wife Elisabeth, at Celtic Park, on the team's return from Portugal.

John also chats about the pride of Aberdeen and Celtic fans after the cup final, and of a watershed for Dundee United after their hopes of a Premiership return are dashed by Hamilton.

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TWM Episode 17

May 23, 2017

This week, John speaks to former Celtic player Jim Craig about his emotions amidst the 50th anniversary celebrations of Celtic's 1967 European Cup triumph, about how it helped define him and his team mates, and Scottish football itself.

There is a round up of the resolved promotion and relegation issues, and a look at warring managers and players.

James Doleman also joins the show again to chat about developments in the Craig Whyte trial, now in its fifth week 

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TWM Episode 16

May 8, 2017

This week, John talks to Foundation of Hearts Chairman Stuart Wallace about his memories of the old Hearts Main Stand, and his hopes for the new one as the stadium rejuvenation takes shape.

There's also talk about the real disgrace behind the allocation of tickets controversy for the cup final, and a round up as The Championship, and Leagues 1 & 2 come to conclusion.

James Doleman also returns to give us his thoughts on the second week of the Craig Whyte trial, and we look to Dundee again - United this time - to discover the career and achievements of the great Dennis Gillespie.

 

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TWM Episode 15

May 1, 2017

This week, James Doleman again offers his guidance on the Craig Whyte trial, whilst John gives a quick round-up of winners and losers, promotion and relegation in the leagues.

Joey Barton is again in the news. Is he the victim of hypocrisy? Are the Rangers board managing their biggest asset - the fans - properly?

Also, a tribute Dunfermline legend Harry Melrose, arguably the first midfield general in Scottish football.

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TWM Episode 14

April 24, 2017

This week's TWM guest is court reporter and Tweeter extraordinaire James Doleman (@jamesdoleman - and www.byline.com) who talks about the challenges of reporting and Tweeting on developments in the current Craig Whyte trial. John asks why football managers can't be pals and looks forward to an historic Scottish Cup final.

Also the spotlight falls this week on the late and wonderful Frank Beattie, Kilmarnock's most successful ever captain and arguably greatest servant.  

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TWM Episode 13

April 17, 2017

This time, John speaks with England's king of soccer gossip Alan Nixon about his hopes and ambitions for his beloved Partick Thistle, and about the Scottish game relative to the English one.

David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers and Dave King all feature, as does the refereeing and disciplinary explosion which ignited on Sunday.

John also looks back over the career of the incomparable Jim Cruickshank of Hearts and Scotland.

 

 

 

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TWM Episode 12

April 10, 2017

This week, John speaks to The Times & World Soccer's Phil Gordon. Topics for discussion include Pedro Caixinha, Ian Cathro, Brendan Rodgers, Lenny, Duff, Dick & Danny, Armageddon, and The Mighty Jags.

As if that's not enough, we add to our list of Armageddon-deniers, and pay tribute to one of the greats from the Golden Age of Scottish football, Hugh Robertson of Dundee & Dunfermline

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TWM Episode 11

March 27, 2017

This week, we reflect on the International weekend and the Championship race, discuss fan behaviour on both sides of the border, and talk to David Low about the flurry of conflicting information coming out of Ibrox and the newsrooms.

John also pays tribute to the greatest living Saintee, Henry Hall.

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TWM Episode 10

March 20, 2017

This week, TWM guest is Stuart Cosgrove who discusses a post Armageddon Scottish Football, a new structure for refereeing the game, journalists pretending to support clubs other than Celtic & Rangers, and the ultra competitive nature of the Championship.

All this, plus a round-up of the news on and off the field this week in the football world.

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TWM Episode 9

March 14, 2017

This week, David Low on the Takeover Panel verdict on Dave King, and a personal tribute to Roger Hynd and Tommy Gemmell, both of whom passed away this month.

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