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Author: Jim Salveson

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Football Stories is giving voice to some of football's most fascinating tales!

From the Premier League referee's to star players to the people behind the scenes that have kept international superstars on the pitch, Jim Salveson explores some of the fascinating (and often unheard) stories from inside the beautiful game.

Season 2 coming soon. Subscribe now.

Football Stories is a Sport Social Podcast Network podcast. More at www.sport-social.co.uk.
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West Ham's record signing Matt Jarvis is the star of this episode of Football Stories.Matt talks to Jim Salveson about the pressure of being a club "Record signing", his solitary cap for his country and coping with the injuries that have hampered the latter half of his career in football.Find more podcasts you love on the Sport Social Podcast Network podcast.sport-social.co.uk
This football story comes from former Nottingham Forest, Fulham and Boro keeper Mark Crossley.The welsh stopped talks about his time in the game under the great man Brian Clough, who he thinks should have that England number 1 jersey ahead of the Euros and the current challenging facing goal keepers in the modern game.Find more podcasts you love on the Sport Social Podcast Network podcast.sport-social.co.uk
Today's football story comes from footballer turned mental health coach Rhodri Jones.Rhodri started his footballing life with Manchester United in the youth academy before being released at the age of 14. He slipped down the football league before falling out the game all together at the age of 26.He talks about the impact that had on his life and how it lead to his new career as a Mental Health Coach, helping others who may face similar challenges to those he faced.Find more podcasts you love on the Sport Social Podcast Network podcast.sport-social.co.uk
Jim sat down with Scotland, Everton and Chelsea legend Pat Nevin for this episode of Football Stories.Pat was talking in the week his new book "The Accidental Footballer" hit the shelves and this conversation looks back over the wingers career from his early days at Celtic to his trophy winning ones with the Blues.Pat also talks about the job that Steve Clark has done with Scotland ahead of the European Championships and now he's always felt like "the Normal One" amongst his football piers.Find more podcasts you love on the Sport Social Podcast Network podcast.sport-social.co.uk
This episode of Football Stories is all about the women's game as Jim chats to Manchester City and Scotland International Caroline Weir.Caroline talks about her time with current team Manchester City, her early steps into football (and the challenges she faced) and the thrill of scoring a goal in the Manchester Derby.Find more podcasts you love on the Sport Social Podcast Network podcast.sport-social.co.uk
Andy Campbell is telling his story on todays Football Stories. The former Middlesbrough, Bolton and Cardiff City striker talks about his time in the game.He also talks about the thrill of scoring goals, THAT picture of him playing for England U21s surrounded by the likes of Emile Heskey, Steve Gerrard and Jamie Carragher. PLUS he talks about the mental health challenges that face top level sportsmen.If you enjoy this then check out Andy's own podcast "The Andy Cambell Football Show" wherever you are listening to this!Find more podcasts you love on the Sport Social Podcast Network podcast.sport-social.co.uk
The Author: Emy Onoura

The Author: Emy Onoura

2020-11-2729:52

This episodes guest is the author of "Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers". This show was recorded during Black History Month in the UK and Emy discusses with Jim the challenges that Black footballers have faced down the years and still do to this very day!He also discusses modern day racism in sport and what the governing bodies have done (or rather have not done to tackle it) If you enjoy this episode don't forget to check out the other shows in the series and leave us a review to let us know exactly what you loved!
The Coach: Steve Eyre

The Coach: Steve Eyre

2020-11-2747:59

What does it take to turn a good youngster into a great player? Former Manchester City coach Steve Eyre knows! He was the man who helped develop players like Kieran Trippier, Daniel Sturrdge and Phil Foden at Manchester City's youth academy.Steve spoke to Jim about his time in the game, why there aren't any leaders in the game anymore and the best player who NEVER made it... plus an exciting take on exactly how good Phil Foden COULD be.Listen and Subscribe. If you like the show make sure you listen to the other shows in the series and leave us a review to let us know your thoughts!
What was it like to work under Arsene Wenger at Arsenal? Gary and Colin Lewin are two men who know the answer. The brothers are football physios who have spent 40 years at the top of the game looking after footballing superstars at Arsenal, West Ham and with the England national team.The joined Jim on Football Stories to talk about what its like keeping millions of pounds worth of footballing assets on the pitch, if football players can have injuries that are "all in the mind" and, of course, the impact that Arsene Wenger had on football when he joined Arsenal FC.Enjoy the show and if you like what you hear please leave us a review. Subscribe now too to get series 2 as soon as its ready!
This episode of Football Stories is all about numbers as Jim chats to the man with the stats when it comes to football finance, Kieran Maguire.Kieran is the man behind Price of Football - delving deep into the world of agents fee's and director loans. He is a teacher, author and podcast host, alongside comedian Kevin Day, for the Price of Football podcast (which is great).He talks about (amongst other things) some of the merky deals he's encounters, how Manchester City avoiding punishment for FFP and wether West Ham's owners are as bad as they seem.Please subscribe to this podcast so you get the whole series and if you like what you hear leave a review and let us know!
Have you ever sung a song on the terraces at Old Trafford? Chances are it was written by Manchester United's song-writer in chief Pete Boyle!Pete has been coming up with chants to be sung at football grounds around the country for years and has been a Man U fan for even longer. He talked to Jim about how he comes up with his ideas, what its like trying to get a song going infant of 60,000 people and his relationship with some Manchester United greats like Eric Cantona and Gary Neville.Subscribe now to Football Stories so you never miss an if you like what you hear please leave us a review.
Former Chelsea youth player Dan McCarthy is the subject of this episode of Football Stories who tells Jim what it is like to be picked up by (and then) released by a prestigious Premier League academy.Dan talks about his disappointment of being let go, the pressure that young players are under and what it was like to train along side players who went on to reach the top of the game,Subscribe now to Football Stories so you never miss an if you like what you hear please leave us a review.
In this episode of Football Stories Jim talks to former Premier League referee Mark Halsey who gives a real insight into what life is like as the man in the middle!Mark talks openly about his life behind the whistle, what he'd change about modern day officiating and the personal abuse he suffered at the hands of trolls.Subscribe now to Football Stories so you never miss an if you like what you hear please leave us a review.
Football Stories is exactly what you think it is... stories, from the world of football.Each podcast is a deep dive into the life and work of one individual who has dedicated their life to the world of football - providing real insight into what its like working on and off the pitch for some of the worlds biggest football clubs!Subscribe now - season one is coming soon!
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