David Weir: Goodison, Gravesen and Big Duncan Ferguson

Ever wondered what it’s like to share a dressing room with big Duncan Ferguson and Tommy Gravesen?
In part two, let David Weir take you into the inner sanctum of the Everton dressing room between 1999 and 2007. Listen to him break down the challenge of playing against the top Premier League strikers of that era and how his greatest test was facing rangy forwards like Freddi Kanoute and Paulo Wanchope. You’ll also hear about David’s take on stockpiling trophies during his spell at Rangers and that unforgettable run to the final of the 2008 UEFA Cup final, where the Ibrox side lost to Zenit St Petersburg.

David Weir: Made in America

As a player, David Weir was bright, he read games brilliantly and his intelligence ensured that he enjoyed a long and successful career. That career, in my eyes, was a boy’s own story.
In this first episode, David claims that he was not good enough for professional football at 18 and so he left for the United States, becoming one of the elite players in the college game. You’ll hear about his experiences across the Atlantic, as well as his time at hometown club Falkirk, and Scottish Cup glory at Hearts.

Jamie Carragher: Glory in Europe

Reflecting on from Liverpool’s epic Champions League win over Milan in Istanbul, Jamie Carragher talks about how it felt to play through the pain barrier against the best team in Europe. He’s great on another historic final – the UEFA Cup win over Alaves, and why Liverpool couldn’t celebrate it. If you want to know more about the myth of ‘continental’ management and what Jamie thinks of recruitment at Liverpool over the last 10 years, then I think you’re going to enjoy this.

Gus Poyet: How to Jump Like Jordan

Gus Poyet is a prime example of how Uruguayans provide the never-say-die ingredient for many European clubs.
In the first half of our fascinating conversation, Gus speaks about the influence of basketball on his development, and about his annus mirabilis of 1995, when he won the Copa America and was an integral part of the Real Zaragoza side who defeated the mighty Arsenal in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final.
I am certain you will enjoy this, one of the greatest Big Interviews we have done so far.

Gaizka Mendieta: Soul Music

My interview with Gaizka Mendieta revealed a man whose devotion to artistry on the field of play is matched by his obsession with music. Gaizka describes his conversion to a total footballer at Valencia, his second life as a DJ, and scoring what should be considered one of the best – if not the best – goals of all time. Oh, and he also mentions meeting Lou Reed, the Johan Cruyff of music.
Gaizka, you are a class act.