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Football stories, player interviews, insights and a bit of weekly chaos from one of the top soccer ball podcasts in the UK! Join Simon Ferry, Paul Slane and Kevin Kyle as we take a look at the funnier side of the beautiful game!
169 Episodes
After his hit interview with Si Ferry, we’re delighted to welcome back former Rangers man Andy Halliday as he joins Si and Kev to chat through the latest news from the world of football including Robbie Neilson's shock decision to return to Hearts, Fraser Forster's Celtic future, Rangers summer transfer business and the return of the Premier League down south!
This week we're delighted to be joined by one of the most charismatic personalities in Scottish Football, big John 'Yogi' Hughes. Yogi has some brilliant stories for Si as he looks back on his playing days with the likes of Celtic, Hibs, Swansea and Falkirk as well as providing an insight into his time in management, coaching the likes of Russel Lately, Anthony Stokes, Kasper Schmeichel and Scott Arfield.
This week our podcast guest is former Aberdeen, Rangers, St Johnstone and Ross County defender, Richard Foster who has some great tales from his time in the game playing under the likes of Jimmy Calderwood, Walter Smith as well as sharing a dressing room with some of the biggest characters that have landed in Scottish Football in recent times
Former Rangers utility man and diehard fan, Andy Halliday joins Si Ferry this week for a chat looking back on the key moments of his career so far where he takes the opportunity to regale some of the funniest stories from his time in the game. Aside from an in-depth discussion on his time at Ibrox, Andy also discusses his early career at Middlesbrough with Gordon Strachan, loan-spell at Blackpool with Ibrox hero Barry Ferguson as well as the crazy early days playing with the likes of Robert Snodgrass, Leigh Griffiths and Graham Dorrans at Livingston.
Ahead of the Premier League Restart this week, Norwich City midfielder Kenny McLean joins the boys for a carry-on as he looks back at some of the funniest moments from his career including stories about teammates and managers from his days at St Mirren, Aberdeen and Scotland.
We’ve got a right good laugh for you this week as former Dundee, Rangers, Cardiff and Aberdeen midfielder Gavin Rae is in good form as he reflects on some of the most key (and mental) moments of his career.
We're buzzing to be joined by the legend that is Tubes for this week's Keeping the Ball on the Ground! The Soccer AM veteran talks us through some of the best stories from his time on the cult football show as well as telling us all about his new YouTube channel 'Tubes Golf Life', his battle with alcoholism and his take on recent events in Scottish Football.
Si sits down with one of the best Scottish midfielders of a generation as Paul Lambert talks us through the story of his incredible career. This discussion includes lifting the Scottish Cup at the age of only 17 with St Mirren, being a free agent with no club after leaving Motherwell to take on a mysterious offer from a Dutch agent which would go on and lead to winning the Champions League with Dortmund less than a year later! Paul also reflects on his eventful time at Celtic where he was first tasked to help the team prevent Rangers' pursuit for 10 league titles in a row before playing a crucial role in the club's return as the dominant force in Scottish football with the arrival of Martin O'Neill which led to a historic a treble and Paul taking Celtic to a European Final as club captain.
We've had to stretch the Top 10 show to 15 this week as there's too many to pick from when it comes to Scottish Football's highest profile signings in recent history! Who met the high expectations and who flopped on their a*se!? The boys discuss...
Former Rangers goalkeeper and Si Ferry’s ex-teammate, Wes Foderingham joins us this week for an epic and hilarious chat on the big moments from his career. There’s some great insight from his Rangers days where he played a key part in the club’s rise to the Premiership as he discusses the team’s progress in recent years, teammates and managers including Warburton, Murty, Pedro and current gaffer Gerrard. We also couldn’t have him on without asking about his famous on-field bust-up with Swindon manager, Paolo Di Canio when he hauled him off the pitch after 21 mins which led to Di Canio’s viral post-match interview rant about the keeper. A right good laugh and great chat with the top man that is Wes Foderingham. Don’t miss it!
The now departed Hibernian striker, Marc McNulty joins the lads for this week’s podcast as we get plenty of chat on his time at Easter Road and the other key points from his career including his Scotland debut on that infamous night in Kazakhstan, his time at the Stadium of Light during the ‘Sunderland Till I Die’ era and one of our favourtie managers to hear about, Nigel Clough.
Newcastle forward and former teammate of Si's from his eventful Di Canio days at Swindon joins us this week to look back on some hilarious stories from his football career including the mad days with the passionate Italian as well as details on Bournemouth's amazing rise to the Premier League under Eddie Howe and his career at Newcastle United so far!
The Keeping the Ball on the Ground Top 10 is back and this time the boys are selecting their best players to play in the SPFL outside Celtic and Rangers from 1998 to present day.
This week we’ve got a big guest joining us as former Celtic gaffer Ronny Deila chats with Si Ferry to look back on his eventful 2 years at Celtic Park. We discuss Ronny’s route to management which saw him gain a big reputation in Norway after taking relegation battlers Stromsgodset from fighting the drop to league champions within a few years. Ronny also describes the process of becoming Celtic manager and the early days with the squad as he attempted to revise the culture to fit his own style of play.  Thereafter, the boys get right into the nitty gritty of Ronny’s time at the club, the highs and lows and how he reviews his place in the club’s history as the winner of 2 championships.
It's a bonus Keeping the Ball on the Ground for you this week as the boys kick-off a new Top 10 series where they count down their 10 to 1s on a different category each week! This instalment features the Top 10 Worst Players to play in the SPFL from 1998 to present day!
We've not only got one but TWO Motherwell wonder kids on the podcast this week as Slaney's fellow Fir Park starlet, David Turnbull joins the lads this week. The boys chat through what they're getting up to in lockdown as well as chat to David about his Motherwell teammates, his injury and his near-move to Celtic.
We've got an absolute belter for you this week with long-serving centre-half and top man, Clint Hill getting a laugh and chat with Si as we look back on the key moments of his career. From an early career Wembley Cup Final with local side Tranmere to working his way up the divisions with Stoke and eventually long time club, QPR. Clint discusses the different eras spent at Loftus Road with one of his favourite gaffers, Neil Warnock to the more turbulent times under Mark Hughes' Premier League side. And we of course go into detail on Clint's season with Rangers where he established himself as a fans' favourite among the Ibrox faithful.
Keeping the Ball on the Ground welcomes The Sheriff, Cillian Sheridan to the show as the boys get a good laugh with the big striker while they discuss his early career with Celtic, his funniest teammates, starting against Man Utd in the Champions League and going Vegan!
It's a big one this week as Si is joined by Celtic striker, Leigh Griffiths who chats candidly about his career pathway through the likes of Livingston, Dundee, Wolves and Hibs to becoming a goal-scoring centurion at Celtic Park.
SUBSCRIBE - This week the boys are joined by former Rangers, Blackpool, Liverpool and current Reading midfielder, Charlie Adam! Some great laughs and chat from the lads including brilliant stories about Barry Ferguson, Ian Holloway, Brendan Rodgers and Jimmy Bullard! #Rangers #Blackpool #Liverpool
Comments (9)


Halliday, Halliday... Andy Halliday #HailHailYaTramp

Jun 23rd

Joe Kerr

anyone else play the drinking game Everytime somebody says 'si' 🤔

Feb 25th

Joe Kerr

rule 1 of podcasting....stop talking over each other.

Oct 25th


this is the best show on the telly that's no on the telly

May 3rd
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Dave S

Great episode, great to hear the passion Gary has for his club.

Apr 10th

Dave S

Great episode. Be great if you could get Chick back on again

Nov 23rd

Dave S

Another good episode- sounds like Billy could have talked all night!

Nov 23rd
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