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PLZ Football Podcast

PLZ Soccer brings you a host of podcasts including The Football Show, The Women's Football Show, The Journos and Straight Talk.


Episode 24: Deacon Blue lead singer Ricky Ross | Straight Talk with Peter Martin
The legendary Ricky Ross, the lead singer of Deacon Blue shares previously untold stories on the rise of Deacon Blue in the 1980s and the motivations behind his songwriting. ūüéł Ricky Ross shares stories from growing up in Dundee, being a Dundee United supporter, the formation of Deacon Blue, their chart-topping hits, and life on tour. SUBSCRIBE: ¬†@PLZSoccer¬† ¬† Ricky Ross Interview Highlights: 00:00 Intro - Ricky Ross Deacon Blue 00:30 Ricky Ross growing up in Dundee 06:54 Moving to Glasgow and starting Deacon Blue 14:55 Deacon Blue Raintown 20:06 Lorraine McIntosh - Deacon Blue 28:26 When the World Knows Your Name (1989) 31:50 Deacon Blue tour and Real Gone Kid 37:47 Ricky Ross as a Dundee United fan 42:06 Ricky Ross favourite song 45:32 BBC Radio Scotland - Another Country with Ricky Ross 47:42 Riding on the Tide of Love 49:44 Rick Ross quick-fire questions Deacon Blue (1987‚Äďpresent) ¬† Ross, a founding member and lead singer of the rock band Deacon Blue, helped release their debut album, Raintown, on 1 May 1987 in the UK and in February 1988 in the US. Their second album, When the World Knows Your Name (1989), topped the UK Albums Chart for two weeks and featured the hit single "Real Gone Kid." In 1993, they released Whatever You Say, Say Nothing. After splitting in 1994, they reunited in 1999 for a new album, Walking Back Home, followed by Homesick in 2001. Despite the death of Graeme Kelling in 2004, the band continued, releasing The Hipsters in 2012, A New House in 2014, and Believers in 2016. Their concert at the Barrowlands, Glasgow, was recorded and released on 31 March 2017. Their tenth album, City of Love, was released on 6 March 2020, followed by their eleventh album, Riding on the Tide of Love, in February 2021. As of 2012, Deacon Blue has sold six million albums, achieved twelve UK top 40 singles, and two UK number one albums.
57:45 29/05/2024
Episode 737: How will Celtic bridge the European gap in the Champions League?
Peter Martin is joined by Alison McConnell and Tam McManus as they look back on the Scottish Cup Final, discuss Celtic's chances in the Champions League next season and look into how Rangers can challenge Brendan Rodgers' side next term. 
61:36 27/05/2024
Episode 736: Who is under more pressure in Scottish Cup Final? Celtic or Rangers?
Neil Lennon, Alan Rough, Tam McManus and Alison McConnell join Peter Martin to preview the men's and women's Scottish Cup Finals at Hampden this weekend, as well as to discuss the recently announced Scotland squad. 
62:42 24/05/2024
Episode 37: Will Ben Doak make final Scotland cut? I The Journos
Scotland's head coach, Steve Clarke, has unveiled his provisional 28-man squad for Euro 2024, featuring the standout addition of Liverpool’s teenage sensation, Ben Doak. The young forward, known for his blistering pace, is poised to inject fresh energy into Scotland’s attack. 
60:03 23/05/2024
Episode 23: Four-Time Snooker World Champion John Higgins | Straight Talk
Snooker legend John Higgins has notched up four World Championships, three UK Championships, and two Masters titles, making him one of the sport's most decorated players. In this exclusive interview he talks about his love of football, his spectacular career as a professional snooker player and the match-fixing scandal that still follows him today. Not to be missed!
59:29 22/05/2024
Women's Football Podcast: Will Celtic build on historic SWPL title win?
Kerry Pollock and Alison McConnell are joined by ex-Glasgow City and Celtic player Suzanne Lappin as they look back on Celtic's historic title win on the final day and how Rangers and Glasgow City will respond next season. 
18:07 21/05/2024
Episode 735: Would Rangers have won the league if they signed Shankland in January?
Lee McCulloch, Tam McManus and Alan Rough joins Peter Martin to look back on Celtic's title celebrations, ahead to the Scottish Cup Final and if signing Lawrence Shankland in January would have swung the title in Rangers' favour. 
59:56 20/05/2024
Episode 734: Will Celtic invest for UEFA Champions League tilt?
Lee McCulloch and Alan Rough join Peter Martin as they look back on Celtic's title winning game at Kilmarnock, how Rangers will build up to the Scottish Cup Final and who could be included in next week's Scotland squad announcement for the EUROS. 
61:29 17/05/2024
Episode 36: How do Celtic build on title success? | The Journos
Alison McConnell hosts the The Journos this week and is joined by Michael Gannon of the Daily Record and High MacDonald The panel discuss Celtic's title win away to Kilmarnock and how the league champions can build on their success ahead of next season UEFA Champions League campaign Also on the agenda is the current state of play at Rangers ahead of next weekend's Scottish Cup Final, managerial change at Hibernian with Nick Montgomery axed as head coach before Malky Mackay was appointed to a Sporting Director role and the Journos react to the news that Willie Collum will take over the role as Head of Refereeing in Scotland
60:17 16/05/2024
Episode 22: Straight Talk with Iain Munro
Peter Martin sits down with Iain Munro, a former pro-Scottish footballer with an amazing international career and a seasoned soccer coach. We dive into Munro's journey to the top of the soccer world and uncover whether he harbours any regrets about his professional footballer and coaching career. 
55:56 15/05/2024
Women's Football Podcast: Does the SWPL title race have one last twist?
Partick Thistle captain Cara Henderson joins Kerry Pollock and Alison McConnell on this week's Women's Football Show as they look ahead to the midweek SWPL fixtures, the race for the title and who is the tougher team to play against - Celtic or Rangers? 
19:50 14/05/2024
Episode 733: Do Rangers have the finances for another huge summer rebuild?
Neil Lennon, Tam McManus and Alan Rough join Peter Martin to look back on the weekend's Old Firm derby win for Celtic, where Rangers and Philippe Clement go from here and how the relegation play off battle will turn out. 
60:49 13/05/2024
Episode 732: Will Rangers prove they have title winning mentality?
Neil Lennon, Alan Rough and Tam McManus join Peter Martin on Friday's Football Show as they look ahead to the crunch Old Firm derby at Celtic Park, who will come out on top in the race for Europe and who will scoop the Scottish Football Writers' Player of the Year.
61:49 10/05/2024
Episode 21: Straight Talk with Billy Dodds
Ex-Chelsea, Rangers and Scotland striker Billy Dodds joins Peter Martin to chat about his time with Chelsea, Dundee Utd and Rangers, as well as the other clubs he played for. They also discuss his time with Scotland, the Old Firm derby and Inverness. 
68:39 09/05/2024
Episode 35: Is there snobbery around football sponsorship?
Peter Martin, Hugh MacDonald, Alison McConnell and Andrew Smith discuss the SPFL's new sponsorship deal with William Hill, the title race between Rangers and Celtic ahead of the weekend's Old Firm derby and the end of season award nominees. 
61:06 09/05/2024
Women's Football Podcast: Has Jo Potter had Steven Gerrard effect on Rangers?
Kerry Pollock and Blair Malloy are joined by Fiona McIntyre to discuss this week's Old Firm derby, the title race between Rangers and Celtic and the impact of Jo Potter on the Scottish game. 
15:11 08/05/2024
Episode 731: Were Brendan Rodgers' comments disrespectful to Rangers?
Lee McCulloch and Alan Rough join Peter Martin as they look back on the weekend's Scottish Premiership results, they discuss the winners and losers from the PFA Scotland Awards and take a look ahead to Saturday's Old Firm derby. 
60:16 07/05/2024
Episode 730: Will James Forrest be dropped for Daizen Maeda?
Kerry Pollock is joined by Neil Lennon, Tam McManus and Alan Rough. 
46:26 03/05/2024
Episode 20: Straight Talk with Derek McInnes
Peter Martin meets Derek McInnes: Kilmarnock FC manager who's nominated PFA Scotland Manager of the Year 2024! McInnes shares his best stories from being a player at Rangers FC under Walter Smith and Dick Advocaat to leading Kilmarnock to beat Celtic and Rangers 
65:37 02/05/2024
Episode 34: Is Lawrence Shankland standout for Player of The Year?
Peter Martin is joined by Alison McConnell, Gordon Parks and Ewing Grahame to discuss the candidates for Player of the Year, why no Old Firm manager was nominated in their category and the Scottish born players to have won the UEFA Champions League. 
59:45 02/05/2024
Women's Football Podcast: Will Cup loss to Rangers shape Celtic's season?
Kerry Pollock and Alison McConnell are joined by ex-Dundee Utd manager Graeme Hart as they look back on Rangers' semi final victory over Celtic and how it will affect the title race this season. 
19:07 30/04/2024
Episode 729: Has the relationship between players and referees changed?
Lee McCulloch, Tam McManus and Alan Rough joins Peter Martin as they look back on the weekend's Scottish Premiership action, they discuss the nominees for the Player of the Year and they chat about Scotland's injury woes ahead of EURO 2024. 
60:09 29/04/2024
Episode 728: Will Old Firm slip up again in title race?
Lee McCulloch, Alan Rough and Alison McConnell join Peter Martin as they look ahead to a pivitol weekend in the Scottish Premiership as the title race goes down to the wire and Livingston face the possibility of relegation in this round of fixtures. 
62:45 26/04/2024
Episode 33: Will Celtic's defence kill their title hopes?
Peter Martin, Alison McConnell and Hugh MacDonald are joined by Graeme McGarry as they discuss who should be crowned Manager of the Year, how the title race will play out between Celtic and Rangers, as well as Scottish clubs' European hopes next season. 
48:11 25/04/2024
Episode 727: What do footballers REALLY think of VAR? | The Football Show
Episode 727: What do footballers REALLY think of VAR? | The Football Show St Johnstone defender Ryan McGowan joins the panel to discuss this weekend's Scottish Cup semi-finals, Dundee United's all but return to the top division and what players REALLY think of VAR 
60:55 22/04/2024
Women's Football Podcast: Are Celtic now SWPL title favourites?
Alison McConnell and Kerry Pollock are joined by Hamilton Accies manager Robert Watson to discuss the SWPL title race as Celtic and Rangers battle out an entriguing end to the season. 
20:52 22/04/2024
Episode 726: Can Hearts or Aberdeen make the Scottish Cup Final? | The Football Show
Can Hearts or Aberdeen make the final? Also on The Football Show w/ Neil Lennon: Dundee 0-0 Rangers; Philippe Clement's Rangers team has 1 win in the last 5 matches; Brendan Rogers insists that Celtic won't "soften up" before the finish line at the end of the season; Steven Naismith reacts to Rangers dropping more points in the Scottish Premiership; Aberdeen FC believe the new manager Jimmy Thelin will give the team a lift ahead of their Scottish Cup semi-final; Scottish Cup semi-finals preview of Rangers v Hearts and Aberdeen v Celtic; Rangers v Hearts Scottish Cup prediction; Aberdeen v Celtic Scottish Cup prediction; If Jim Goodwin's Dundee United will win the Scottish Championship this weekend; And much more!
60:41 19/04/2024
Episode 32: Is Jimmy Thelin the best choice for Aberdeen?
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60:44 19/04/2024
Women's Football Podcast: Will Old Firm derby decide SWPL title?
Kerry Pollock and Alison McConnell are joined by Hearts striker Kathleen McGovern as they look back on a massive win for Rangers over reigning champions Glasgow City. 
17:37 16/04/2024
Episode 725: Do Rangers have mentality to win the title race?
Peter Martin is joined by Alan Rough, Lee McCulloch and Tam McManus as they look back on a pivitol weekend in the Scottish Premiership title race between Rangers and Celtic. 
58:52 15/04/2024

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