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The Big Interview at the World Cup!

Hello Big Interview listeners!

We have gone on location at the World Cup to bring you (almost) daily shows in Russia. Here we preview Spain’s final group match against Morocco and discover why La Roja have been reinvigorated by their arrival in Kaliningrad.

We have also taken you behind the scenes at La Roja’s training base in Krasnodar, as well as answering questions about this tournament given to us by our Socios. There are over 700 of them now and you can join the party by clicking here.

Subscribe now and you can also listen to special Big Interviews with Rafael van der Vaart, Ledley King, Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Roberto Di Matteo, Les Ferdinand, Kevin Kilbane, Troy Deeney and David Weir in full right away!

Last season, our Socios have also received ad-free special episodes, including:

  • The Big Interview with Jurgen Klopp
  • Adios Andres: Iniesta Special
  • Au Revior, Zizou: Zidane Quits Madrid
  • Champions: A Barca Title Special

Every month, the deal gets sweeter and subscribers are also helping to ensure that we can continue to produce the content you love.

Thanks,

Graham

David Weir: Ferguson, Fireworks and the Bad Cops of Everton & Other Socio Exclusives

Hello Big Interview listeners!

You are about to listen to a little bit of my Big Interview with David Weir. In this clip David describes some of the big characters he played alongside at Everton, beginning with two shrinking violets: Duncan Ferguson and Thomas Gravesen.

You will also hear about other top Toffees Kevin Kilbane – a former guest on the show – Tim Cahill and Mikael Arteta, before David reveals what it was like to be on the wrong side of Archie Knox, the bad cop to Walter Smith’s … fellow bad cop.

But this is only a little piece of my chat with David. The full interview is available to Socios (there are over 700 of them now, and you can join the party by clicking here) and is just one of the podcasts we have been producing for them.

Subscribe now and you can also listen to Big Interviews with Rafael van der Vaart, Ledley King, Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Roberto Di Matteo, Les Ferdinand, Kevin Kilbane and Troy Deeney right away!

In May, our Socios have also received ad-free special episodes, including:

  • The Big Interview with Ander Herrera
  • Adios Andres: Iniesta Special
  • El Clásico: Pride, Politics (But No Pasillo)
  • Champions: A Barca Title Special

Every month, the deal gets sweeter and subscribers are also helping to ensure that we can continue to produce the content you love.

Thanks,

Graham

Troy Deeney: Duels with Van Dijk and Other Socio Exclusives

Hello Big Interview fans!

Here is a little piece of my chat with Watford captain Troy Deeney, in which he describes what it’s like to play against formidable Premier League defenders John Stones, John Terry and Virgil van Dijk. He also explains why he believes that the Liverpool man is the best of the lot.

And Troy offers a few tips on how to play centre forward, as well as revealing the lessons he learned from Gianfranco Zola and the seven steps he took – literally – to become one of the best finishers in England.

But this is only a little piece of my chat with Troy. The full interview is available to Socios (there are over 700 of them now, and you can join the party by clicking here) and is just one of the podcasts we have been producing for them.

Subscribe now and you can also listen to Big Interviews with Rafael van der Vaart, Ledley King, Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe, Roberto Di Matteo, Les Ferdinand and Kevin Kilbane right away!

In March, our Socios received ad-free special episodes, including:

  • The Big Interview with Paul Dickov
  • Mini-doc: the Chelsea-Barca Wars
  • A Socio Q&A Special
  • Showtime: PSG v Real Madrid

Every month, the deal gets sweeter and you will also be helping to ensure that we can continue to produce the content you love.

Thanks,

Graham

Jurgen Klopp: For the Love of the Game

IN a big week for Liverpool and their manager, I didn’t ask Jurgen Klopp about Manchester City or Pep Guardiola – my guess is he’ll talk plenty about those subjects elsewhere.

Instead, I wanted to get to the bottom of how he leads his team and his club, and why he does it that way.

I don’t think there are many like Jurgen Klopp in elite football – both in his approach to leadership and the openness with which he talks about it. I was very impressed by him, and I think you might be, too.

This very special podcast is free, with this month’s Big Interview with Kevin Kilbane available exclusively at patreon.com/grahamhunter.

Become a Socio and you will unlock that interview as well as my chats with Rafael van der Vaart, Ledley King, Robbie Keane, Kevin Phillips, Jermain Defoe, Roberto Di Matteo and Sir Les Ferdinand, plus exclusive documentary specials and much more! Every month the deal gets sweeter.

Enjoy!

Graham

The Big Interview Presents… The Foreign Legion Part Two

Hola!

You’re right on time for another special Big Interview clip show. You might recall that we dedicated a previous podcast to guests who had played abroad, and a couple more who have always wanted to.

Well, in Season Two this theme came up a lot, so this episode is all about guests who took the brave decision to move abroad as coaches.

This includes Phil Neville, who joined the staff at Valencia. He explains the lengths he would go to in order to learn Spanish, as well as the contrasts between working in Spain compared to England, while John Collins talks about his time in charge of Charleroi and the reason he had to leave.

Alex McLeish also spent time in Belgium with Genk and he talks about his experiences there, as well as explaining why he turned down an offer to take charge of the Gabon national team.

This special compilation episode is free, with this month’s Big Interview with Kevin Kilbane available exclusively at patreon.com/grahamhunter.

Become a Socio and you will unlock that interview as well as my chats with Rafael van der Vaart, Ledley King, Robbie Keane, Kevin Phillips, Jermain Defoe, Roberto Di Matteo and Sir Les Ferdinand, plus exclusive documentary specials and much more! Every month the deal gets sweeter.

Enjoy!

Graham