Reviews
Winger by “Steve Bruce” The winter wind rushed into the Indian restaurant as I pushed the samosur around my plate. This kind of food is commonplace nowadays, but back when I was growing up anything other than Egg and Chips was considered exotic. Still, times move on and we seem to get...Read full review »
NickCatT22 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/15/20
Only found this podcast recently and it’s the first time I’ve ever been moved to rate anything..... fantastic!
bluarmy71 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/14/20
Peter Penrice Dead Who killed him it can’t be said Solve it Steffa Barnez
Steeno07 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/02/20
A Jaguar roars Across the Pennines. Tuesday One, Leadesford nil.
Brolin Dahlin Brolin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/28/20
The hardest part is deciding which episodes are the best. At first I thought it was the footballers interviews, then I thought it was the managers interviews, then, then, there were the book reviews. Don’t stop, awesome podcast.
Sam Diprose via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/25/20
(Steve Barnes is in Sicily to try to tie up a deal for flamboyant defender, Pablo Mandini, who is part-owned by nefarious mafia bosses). I landed in Palermo, a bustling port that was once the capital of the Roman Empire, but now the crime capital of Italy. I was met by Luigi, a tall man in a...Read full review »
Jimmy Matt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/20
"The best way to do it" he took a thoughtful sip from his can of Lilt, "Would be to change the colour of the jersey". Steve Barnes' pencil snapped and he leapt up from his chair tears streaming down his face. His grip on the conference table made the cornucopian stack of...Read full review »
scampt via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 01/21/20
It was 01:08. My mobile telephone rang. Withheld number. I smiled knowingly. “Who’s this?” “Steve Barnes?” “Yeah.. who’s asking?” “It doesn’t matter, there’s a car outside, get in if you want him to live” “Who to live?” I snapped back. I was getting frustrated with this back and forth now... but...Read full review »
RobS32 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/17/20
A nostalgic podcast full of good times and memories. Memories such as the first time I test drove the jaguar xjr (x308) series. A car which does not get the recognition it deserves. To describe being a Jaguar driver and owner is hard to put into words. For me It falls in between a comforting...Read full review »
barrypotter01 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/13/20
The podcast equivalent of leaping up in the last minute of extra time to head the winner into an open goal, then celebrating in front of the away fans and then bursting into the bar with a blonde on each arm screaming “drinks for everyone...no spirits though”
Ilovebojo via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/09/20
‘Have a drink, Steve’ quipped Sir Lawrence, with a ghost of a smile. ‘It is Christmas after all’ It’s not Christmas, I thought to myself. It’s the 19th of December and I’ve got an important Friday night game on SKY against Diamond Palace to worry about. ‘No thanks, Sir Lawrence.’ I replied....Read full review »
Alby Ndlovu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/09/20
I was enjoying the Leddersford Christmas lunch. It had been a tough start to the season, what with the team languishing in an unedifying 14th place, just 3 points from the relegation zone. Plus the two murders. Sir Lawrence was seated to my left, with me on his right, as was his wont. I was...Read full review »
NeilSpurs via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/31/19
I was only recently recommended this podcast and I’ve been churning through the episodes. Love it. Captures what 1990s football was all about. Particularly like the trivia, the answers still on tip of my tongue! Keep it going fellas. I miss this era!
Bobby Bridge via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/29/19
Wonderful, warm hearted, witty, and erudite show. However , when the team lurch into politics , and mock well loved England legends like Peter Shilton because he had the audacity to support Brexit, they sound like middle class, university educated bien pensants who’ve barely spent a day in the...Read full review »
Vieiravenom via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/28/19
This is good. I listen to it when I wear a Viking helmet that, because it’s too big, falls down over my eyes. I only listen with one earphone in though as I need to listen to my three friends direct and guide me through perilous territories.
Jamas100 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/26/19
I am awake, it’s still dark outside. It’s Christmas Day but the madness is yet to begin. Family first but my mind just wanders to the Boxing Day fixture versus NorthPole Town. Heaven knows we need a result. Everyone is now up so I head downstairs. Not as fit as I used to be, but I still...Read full review »
Snewby_NMV via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/25/19
As I took another sip of the chamomile nectar, I mused on what first made prior generations make the decision to pour boiling water over leaves in order to create such a drink? Whatever inspired them, they obviously had more time on their hands for this kind of experimentation than I did. Maybe...Read full review »
JD-Orlando via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/19
Fa cup third round draw, an away day at Liverton FC. Nothing beats it. That feeling of scoring in front of the kip. The only thing that comes close is when I can really open up my Mercedes SLK on the M36 between Stoke and Coventry... what a rush
Jerk Jiggler via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/21/19
It was the annual Feathers’ Pub Quiz and I’d again paired up with Peter Penrice to defend our crown. Our main competition would come from Cabral and Sir Lawrence. The dancing Brazilian and wealthy benefactor had cleverly christened their team “Tango & Cash” and raced into an early lead...Read full review »
Nick "Lazaridis" D via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/20/19
The XJ8 made absolute mincemeat of the sleeping policemen on the way home. Obliterated them, didn’t feel a thing. I felt sorry for the poor souls who put them in, imagine them looking at me on the side of the road in their tarmac lorries watching on as the smooth suspension and wider than average...Read full review »
Vassell won 22 england caps via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/20/19
I saw in the reflection of a shop window the mafioso was still following me through the throng of Christmas shoppers. Busy crowds, in-laws and the constant pressure to imbibe, on top of the stresses and strains of modern life, it's easy to see why some fall prey to the winter blues. One...Read full review »
fergusongold via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/19/19
I sighed to myself, ashamed at the way I spoken to Julie as I stormed towards my office. My daily polite request for a cup of camomile tea was more of a demand and I made a mental note to apologise to her later. After all, I was brought up properly by Sheenagh and Joe, or Mam and Dad as I called...Read full review »
This jones via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/17/19
I opened up iTunes using the swipe feature on my Apple smart iPhone. This cutting edge technology always makes me shake my head in wonder. In days gone by the smartest thing a phone could do was the 1471 feature which allowed you to identify who had called you last. As a professional soccer...Read full review »
Queuedrue via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/15/19
The fog hung thick and I squinted through the windscreen, although I knew these Pennine roads like the back of my hand. I probably could have managed without any vision at all and if I became absent-minded, I was in safe hands. The precise and reassuring handling of the Jaguar XJ8 was there as a...Read full review »
Efan Ekoku's Drifter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/14/19
Did Alan Curbishley refer to his final game in charge against United as a ‘4 Naught’ loss? What a an incredibly subtle and touching tribute to Steve Barnes.
Currie7 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/19
My tough-tackling midfield enforcer Aaron Horgrooves had mysteriously been pushed down a hill, hence the clever title of this book, suffering a fatal metertarsal fracture. This was all I needed, I rued, what with my reserve keeper having been hit by sniper fire during a recent match ('he...Read full review »
Bristolhomer via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/13/19
The co-host that won’t stop laughing with that annoying loud fake laugh!! Cut him. Totally ruined the Gary Neville interview. Horribly annoying. The other guy can do it alone.
Wazza1985 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/12/19
I was in my office pondering the game we had on Monday evening. I’d sent the players home with strict instructions to behave over the weekend, didn’t want any pictures to appear in the tabloid press newspapers of them with a blonde on each arm. That Paul Ince from the Leddersford Post has always...Read full review »
Cragsb13 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/11/19
As he drove across the Pennines Steve Barnes adjusted the climate control in his Ford Fiesta. Whilst it lacked the air conditioning, heated seats or individual temperature control of his previous jaguars, Mercedes and Renault Meganes, he found winding the window down a suitable alternative. ...Read full review »
Matthew EFC via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/11/19
Sitting in the manager’s office with owner Ashley Michaels, the ink still wet on the contracts that lay on the polished oak desk between us, he handed me a glass and proposed a toast. “Not for me, Ash.” I knew he wouldn’t mind his name being shortened like this having made his fortune in the...Read full review »
BlackIsleBlue via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/10/19
It’s Monday afternoon, and of course we have the Monday night game. It’s what’s us soccer coaches call the classic 6 pointer. I’ve never understood that, as we only need 3 pints to go up. I think about my team selection for night big match against East Bromwich Albion. I think back to the advice...Read full review »
DJ Genesis John via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/06/19
I love this podcast as much as I love my Disco Pants, they’re the best. N. Quinn
Hhhhhytfjohbby cub via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/06/19
There’s only one Sweeper. Steve Barnes was not in my league. And I have a Jag and a Merc.
Stagumph via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/05/19
I waited for my luggage to clatter down the conveyor belt. I recognised it immediately. Samsonite Executive L6. In Gunmetal grey. Functional, but classy. Much like myself as a player. I grasped the ergonomically designed handle and swept it up from the conveyor. “Nice case” a student type stood...Read full review »
Ports Gav via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/04/19
I followed behind the motorbike around 50 yards or meters back, despite my moustache disguise I was all too aware how recognisable I was to the populace of Leddersford, if I could be recognised in a Brazilian favela then the moustache would almost certainly not be enough here. The motorbike...Read full review »
Joss Laverack via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/04/19
I listen to the podcast on my mobile phone device. Not many people would have thought that possible 20 years ago but one man did; Peter Penrice. He had seen it on an episode of Tomorrow’s World on his 15 inch colour television set that he’d got as a bonus for winning the Rumbelow’s Cup. The...Read full review »
The 490s via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/03/19
My orange juice quivered, disturbed by the buzz of my top-of-the-range portable telephone. I reached to answer – not an easy task with a gorgeous blonde on each arm. “Steve!” I bellowed. “Is that Steve Barnes, manager of Leddersford Town FC?” “No, it’s the statue of Christ the Redeemer,” I...Read full review »
Al Morrison 81 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/02/19
It had been a hell of a day with Chummy sending me on a wild goose chase all over the Pennines. But unlike a goose, which is a large bird of the waterfowl variety, I had an important match against Birkpool to prepare for. I returned to the ground disappointed but in no way defeated. Defeat...Read full review »
Sound of the Pulis via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/29/19
Peter Penrice downstreamed this onto my podcast application on my Samsung Galaxy mobile phone. Three alternative comedians talking about my era of football in a wacky, and sometimes disrespectful, way. There are hundreds of these casts now. In many ways it’s a continuation of the deep-seated and...Read full review »
nevermarty via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/29/19
As the team bus sped westbound along the M62 I knew what all the players were thinking, and it wasn’t about what pre-match drills I had in store for our Monday night match at Saxingham Athletic. If the driver allowed the speedometer to dip just a millimeter below 56mph the bomb would detonate,...Read full review »
Richard Potter via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/28/19
From my office, I could hear the soft closing action of Sir Lawrence’s 2004 Jaguar XJ8. Although I’d stepped down to the Merc, still a luxury car, Sir Lawrence had kept his Jag, he had bought his outright and with his financial nous his was right to. Autotrader had claimed the XJ8 would have a...Read full review »
Joppi 1860 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/27/19
The match had gone well, I mused as I swung open the door and eased myself into the richly upholstered driver seat of the XJ8. My tactical innovation of playing two goal-tenders and three fullbacks had achieved a 2-1 victory against Riverpool. No mean feat for a team that had lost five first team...Read full review »
Bemused Cynic via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/26/19
Shots rang out. After diving for cover I made it back to car and got in. The would-be assassin had sped off. The 2.3 litre v8 engine had no difficulty in making sure that I kept pace with his inferior motor, and the rode was smooth as well. He pulled up outside a building in an industrial estate...Read full review »
James D's Seatbelt via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/25/19
How to sum up how good this podcast is?Well, it’s better than meeting Peter Penrice for a pint! It’s better than a glass of Sir Laurence’s finest brandy and it’s even better than a guided tour of the tripe factory! The jokes and banter are great - quite funny in fact (don’t laugh). The ‘fly on...Read full review »
JManToonFan via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/25/19
Tuesday morning. 9:30am. Training ground car park. Another defeat last night and I’m relegated to the Volvo. 5-2 at home to Portstone. The forbidden word slipping further out of reach. My mobile telephone device rings. I recognise the female voice to be that of Julie. “Yes?” “Steve, it’s...Read full review »
chriseuk via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/23/19
Not strictly fan fiction but I hope you’ll enjoy: “If I was called Allardici people would say I was a genius”, so said Sam Allardyce famously a few years back... This got me thinking. I cannot wait for Newcastle’s next comeback victory. In particular I’m looking forward to the post match press...Read full review »
Nick-Arsenal via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/23/19
Sir Lawrence slowly opened the matchbox, revealing the disgusting severed ear of our star striker, this bought back memories of when I saw my first severed ear on that fateful week in Paruge. Paruge 1993. We had landed on the Monday before Mulcaster United’s European Cup match against Dynamo...Read full review »
JPDarlo4Eva via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/22/19
I came in from the cold Tyneside rain and shut the door behind me. In over 35 years as both a manager and player a lot of things have changed, but some have remained constant. For example, I’ve always struggled to leave football at the door. Whether it’s coming home from a game on a Saturday,...Read full review »
Davros876 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/21/19
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