Reviews
Although very informative and occasionally funny, it’s a very middle class -posh boy- grammar school type podcast that does nothing to try and change the fact that rugby isn’t actually for everyone, it’s a posh boy sport. Which is a shame for working class people new to rugby. Won’t be long...Read full review »
McDev78 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/12/21
Regular listener, regularly experiencing crushed hopes supporting Scottish Rugby. Listening to the three of you suffering somehow eases the burden for me, so, cheers for diving on the grenade. Keen to hear your thoughts on the Lions series now it’s over and Finn is now a “test animal...”. Keep up...Read full review »
The Boiler Room via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/08/21
The only podcast where SRU strategy, player brand equity and aubergine lasagne fit hand and glove. A surprisingly well informed but also equally amusing take on all things Scottish rugby which offers insight without being too nausey and funny without going (too far) off topic. Enjoy over a blue...Read full review »
Dave Hutch21 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/09/21
A taste of home for Scots abroad, and plenty of new catchphrases (“bags of gold”).
Club PR via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/09/21
Really enjoying the enthusiasm, the lively discussion and the willingness not to take themselves too seriously - I think this podcast has really upped its game recently. Look forward to each new episode.
Khlongtoei via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/11/21
I look forward to this podcast every single week. It is the only podcast to properly care about Scottish rugby and each podcast is thoroughly enjoyable. It is a must listen for any Scottish rugby fan!
Evisonano via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/24/21
Great pod!!! Good listen, funny guys and great Scottish rugby insight. Feel bad for Alan being singled out by Jimmy Boy for his Edinburgh accent when all your Edinburgh accents are really annoying.
fosssiiiiii!! via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/12/21
Interested in the Scots abroad section and also behind the scenes / backroom insight. Particularly happy to listen to the lads following the return of the Calcutta Cup and 38 years of Twickenham losses!! The sweet taste of victory!!
rhinomike10 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 02/09/21
Stuck in England for the last 22years, so pleased with the result, butwith no one to talk to (apart from my five and seven year old daughters who hate rugby) I needed this so badly. Thank you gentlemen, keep up the great work.
Doc Finlay via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/09/21
Love listening to the thistle guys. Are the quizzes a bit rubbish? Yes, gloriously so. Does Dave know anything about rugby apart from Dan Parks is the greatest? No, but that’s the point. It’s a reliable and well run fan pod that you don’t have to be a rugby obsessive to enjoy.
SRU shill via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/07/21
More woke than a Scotland line-up. I hope one day there’ll be a live recording from the Canny Man.
Kieran McA23 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/07/21
Alan’s accent is everything I dislike about Edinburgh
Jimmy Boy 1964 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/05/21
A genuinely fun podcast looking at everything Scottish Rugby. By fans, for fans!
Blair Ca via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/04/21
Nothing quite the cathartic negativity from these 3 guys. The only podcast that cares about Scottish rugby. Looking forward to the grand slam review show.
Martyylow via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/28/21
Great pod with surprisingly well informed chat. Still don’t know why the picture is a dog though
22bernabeu via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/28/21
Always insightful and entertaining. Far better than the propaganda machine that is the SRU’s Official Scottish Rugby Podcast and the heavily biased towards Glasgow, Scottish Rugby Blog podcast (where you have to sit through 40 minutes of Patreon and Manscaped nonsense before getting onto any rugby).
Dehydrato via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/28/21
EASY GOOD
EBENEBERExxEE GOOD via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/11/21
Does exactly what it says on the tin. As a Scot stranded in London this is the dose of hope followed by crushing resignation that only Scottish rugby fans thrive under. Keep it coming.
siera stozz via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 11/10/20
It feels like it is a chat with mates in the pub about rugby (albeit they are probably 15 years younger than me). They know more about what’s going on in Scottish rugby than I do ...although not always, which makes it more real life. They chat about the things that interest me and are not full...Read full review »
easton scotland via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/26/20
Always good content and fun. The only issue being the very visible difference in volume between voices, some are fairly quiet yet the next is booming which makes it unbearable on those occasions.
Greg Eusebi via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/18/20
Listening to this trio always brings a smile to my face. I always make time for this podcast - with laugh out loud moments, niche and tangential references to Scottish rugby & the Edinburgh professional services sector. If you need more convincing - stay on top of the Apres match gossip...Read full review »
DougieThoms via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 07/09/20
Trying to revise for my uni finals under lockdown and have made my way through all of the 2019 and 2020 pods in revision breaks after I discovered The Thistle in March! If I get a 1st it will be down to you three and your brilliant, insightful and hilarious chat - but if I get a 3rd it will also...Read full review »
Wazza.007 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/28/20
Guys don’t take themselves too seriously, fairly amusing and informative . So soo much better than the chippy virgins at the Scottish Rugby blog podcast. #bekind
mitchypies via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/06/20
Great pod guys, really enjoy it. Keep up the good work. 👍
Fluffer9 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/12/20
Insight, humour, and generating a mournful longing for rainy Scottish rugby pitches on my dismal London commute. Takes gold from the SRPC , with a silver. Don’t bother with the official SRI Dodson Pravda Esque mouthpiece. Propaganda garbage.
GT Thistle via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/12/20
As a long suffering Scottish Rugby fan I really appreciate this pod. Good insight and witty chat. Most of all for me its a great place to know your not alone in what can be a dark place as a fan, keep up the good work.
jgam1986 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/11/20
Class.
The adopted Bristolian via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 03/11/20
The last month or so of podcasts have been absolutely brilliant. Really appreciate the effort to be objective about Finn-Toony while not concealing the disappointment we all feel. Excellent interviews with Beattie and Vernon. Makes you wish there was any kind of decent Scottish rugby tv...Read full review »
CrookedMouthAlba via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 02/21/20
I could listen the Scottish private school niche banter all day. Makes me so damn homesick but I love it!
Fatty_Fatty via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/29/20
The best episode of the podcast yet. Such great insight from a former pro and was a great dynamic between the three of you. Definitely need more live guests in the future if possible. Well done!
Alasdair Martin via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/22/20
The openness and insight from Beattie about former Scotland coaches and the environment when in camp was fantastic great pod! 🐎
horse_4 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/21/20
I have listened to the Thistle for the last year, it has become an essential part of my weekly commute. Very informative, funny and always a fair and honest analysis of our club and International game. The recent interview with Johnnie Beattie was tremendous! Keep it up lads!
Rab Carmichael via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/20/20
This week’s pod with Johnnie Beattie was top class! I listen to most of the rugby pods available but this is by far my favourite. Keep up the good work lads!
Weegie Warrior via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/19/20
Good fun from a bunch of former Edinburgh independent school boys. Some interesting rumours, accurate inside info and balanced analysis. Occasional difficulty understanding props and pronouncing Fijian names aside, this is entertaining stuff. Highly recommended!
Audiophile Weegee via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 01/05/20
Provides solid analysis on bacon rolls and also talks about all things Scottish rugby. Great dudes!
MOmadeTXpaid via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/19
From deep in the heart of the New Town, three Edinburgh supporting ex-private school boys have a debating club to slam Glasgow and mump about Scotland. Can be entertaining but seldom insightful. Scottish Rugby Blog podcast is probably a better and balanced listen.
CorkScot via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 10/19/19
Hi guys, great latest pod, which we are listening to all the way from Japan, where we are holed up in a hotel with snacks and beers. Fingers crossed the game goes ahead. 🙌🏻🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🙏
dg1755 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/12/19
Good content but the breathing and whoever is fiddling with the microphone/headphones causing background noise (a running type noise) stops it from being a 5 star.
Simon ESU via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/01/19
Boys! pod is the best rugby pod out there and is the only place to go after an inevitable Scotland spanking. The official Thistle Rugby podcast quiz book needs putting together before Christmas.
dontknowwhatweareshoutingabout via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/26/19
The mildly organised ramblings of three eternally optimistic (we’ll, only 2 really) Scotland fans. Well researched (sometimes) and informative (on occasion). Recommended for any Scottish Rugby fans. My favourite podcast. Keep up the good work boys! C.
Redcobra9 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/21/19
A surprisingly well informed and light hearted niche podcast. Compliments my passion for Scottish rugby really nicely. I’d love it if you could do an occasional match companion podcast where you guys record yourselves watching a game so that us exiled fans can have someone to watch the game with!...Read full review »
Bangalong Shelley via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/19/19
Gents, I feel sure we have youngsters listening to your Podcast. Can we just cut out the pathetic swearing, especially the F-word. It’s unnecessary and detracts from a good podcast. TQ George Gents At the first opportunity, I want you to demonstrate, we as a proud rugby nation are not a...Read full review »
wygre8 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/31/19
It’s a bit like a packet of space raiders when you realise they’ve doubled the pickled onion flavour.. a shock how good it is!
The Chief of Dollar via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/23/19
Enjoy this a lot, great insights and provides much needed distraction from exam revision
warriors163 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/04/19
Nice and laid back podcast, they don’t take themselves too seriously
dyniol53 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 05/04/19
Would give four stars but the lack of hearing alan properly propels the pod to a 5 star rating. Fraser+Andy
fraserandy via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/24/19
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