Glory Days Of Gold
Episode 48 - Glory Days of Gold (Who The F**k’s Jamie O’Hara?)

Episode 48 - Glory Days of Gold (Who The F**k’s Jamie O’Hara?)

June 21, 2021

Welcome to Episode 48 of Glory Days of Gold. The third of our Euro 2020 specials.

After the doom and gloom of Scotland's defeat to the Czech Republic, we're all cock-a-hoop now after an impressive performance, and earning a point, against England at Wembley on Friday. All that said, Scotland have still got to find the back of the net, but their fate lies firmly in their hands going into the last group game on Tuesday.

We're joined again by Dr Goals Kenny Deuchar to pick over the bones of the game and chat about the task ahead, as Croatia stand between Scotland and qualifying for the knockout stage of a major tournament for the first time.

Plus we look ahead to the big game with the Auld Enemy at Wembley on Friday. Are we on a hiding to nothing or can we shock the world? Can we afford to be attack minded or is being defensive our only chance? And who should play in this one? Are the guys optimistic for this one?

Episode 47 - Glory Days of Gold (Bounced By The Czechs with special guest Kenny Deuchar)

Episode 47 - Glory Days of Gold (Bounced By The Czechs with special guest Kenny Deuchar)

June 16, 2021

Welcome to Episode 47 of Glory Days of Gold. The second of our Euro 2020 specials.

After all the excitement, all the expectations, all the enthusiasm after a 23 year wait, it was almost as if it was yesterday that Scotland were at a major tournament as all the hurt and disappointment came flooding back with a 2-0 defeat by the Czech Republic at Hampden on Monday afternoon.

We're joined again by Dr Goals Kenny Deuchar to pick over the bones of the game and chat about the nature of the defeat, the team selection, Steve Clarke's managerial style, the mentality of the Scottish fans, and a lot more.

Plus we look ahead to the big game with the Auld Enemy at Wembley on Friday. Are we on a hiding to nothing or can we shock the world? Can we afford to be attack minded or is being defensive our only chance? And who should play in this one? Are the guys optimistic for this one?

Episode 46 - Glory Days of Gold (Euros Fever with special guest Kenny Deuchar)

Episode 46 - Glory Days of Gold (Euros Fever with special guest Kenny Deuchar)

June 6, 2021

Welcome to Episode 46 of Glory Days of Gold. The first of our Euros 2020 specials.

We've come down with a fever, but don't worry, it isn't the dreaded 'rona, it's just Euros fever baby! Scotland's men are back at their first major finals since the 1998 World Cup. Are we all being swept away by the emotion of it all or will it be the same so near, but yet so far from the Scots and the inevitable heartbreak that follows?

However it ends up, we're going to be with you every step of the way and we're being joined for the month by King Kenny himself, Dr Goals, Kenny Deuchar.

In this preview episode, we look ahead to Scotland's chances, pick our best starting XI, and look at the teams in our way. Plus we make some picks for tournament winners, ponder who will be the surprise packages, who will lead the scoring charts, and much more football fun.

Plus we kick off a month of Scotland Euros 2020 football songs with Dundee band The Cundeez as they encourage us to get our kilts on and our taps aff.

Episode 45 - Glory Days of Gold (End Of Season Awards Extravaganza!)

Episode 45 - Glory Days of Gold (End Of Season Awards Extravaganza!)

May 11, 2021

Welcome to Episode 45 of Glory Days of Gold.

Recorded across two continents, Glory Days of Gold brings you a regular dose of East Fife FC and Scottish football chat, with a splattering of interesting interviews, fun segments, and music thrown in along the way.

It's the end of the season as we know, but do we feel fine? Well, we certainly feel happy that it's finally all over and we've been put out of our misery. We look at the stuttering end, where it leaves us moving forward, and which of the current squad would we keep around, amongst other things in this episode. Plus we look around who might be staying and/or joining us in League 1 next season and what that might mean for our chances.

But the bulk of this episode is our end of season awards extravaganza! We chat about out nominations for a slew of awards, pick our winners, and reminisce about the season that was. There's the traditional player and young player of the season, goal of the season, and some more offbeat ones like worst opposition fans. Have a listen to see who won what and let us know your nominations.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

02.07: John Sludden and Walter Borthwick RIP
07.45: East Fife and Scottish League 1 chat - the season is finally over!
46.00: Fife Bands In Focus - The Receiving End - He's The Man
52.16: The Glory Days Of Gold End Of Season Awards
133.30: Wavelength - AJ Tracey - False 9

Episode 44 - Glory Days of Gold (Another Fine Mess - East Fife’s Clyde Covid controversy, David Cox and abuse in football, Club 42 v pyramid battle)

Episode 44 - Glory Days of Gold (Another Fine Mess - East Fife’s Clyde Covid controversy, David Cox and abuse in football, Club 42 v pyramid battle)

May 1, 2021

Welcome to Episode 44 of Glory Days of Gold.

Recorded across two continents, Glory Days of Gold brings you a regular dose of East Fife FC and Scottish football chat, with a splattering of interesting interviews, fun segments, and music thrown in along the way.

Silly us. We thought with East Fife's season wrapping up, with no meaningful games left to play, that it would be a pretty quiet week down Bayview way. What on earth would we talk about on the show? How wrong we were.

It's been a week of farce and shame in lower league Scottish football and it all started at Broadwood on Tuesday evening when East Fife refused to play their game against Clyde after a positive test in the Bully Wee camp was revealed minutes before kick off. We delve into the farcical scenes at the match, the subsequent fall out, and the ridiculous fine handed out to East Fife, in a situation that did that rare thing of basically uniting Scottish football fans.

Sadly East Fife's season just doesn't seem to want to end. We take a brief look at the game that did go ahead this week against Peterhead, try to muster up some enthusiasm for the season run-in, and look ahead to the exciting battle between Brora Rangers, Kelty Hearts, and Brechin City for a place in League 2.

But we get into more serious issues to end the show as we look at abuse in football, both on and off the pitch, with the unsavoury incident around David Cox as the catalyst. We talk mental health, the abuse Cox says made him retire from the game, and question whether this is going to start a conversation about mental health issues or make players less likely to come out and talk about it. And as the game is uniting about social media abuse this weekend, is that just posturing or can we really see real change in that regard and how would it come about?

All of that plus our regular music and fun sections. Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.42: East Fife's Clyde Covid Controversy and farcical fines
39.57: Fife Bands In Focus - The Ghost Train - Hope and Glory
44.25: Trying, and failing, to care about the season run-in
59.48: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? - Euan Donaldson
62.40: Brora, Kelty, and Brechin - the battle for a league place begins
73.27: David Cox, mental health, and abuse in football and online
99.30: Wavelength - I, Ludicrous - Bring On The Substitute

Episode 43 - Glory Days of Gold (Staying Put - What’s next for East Fife, Dumbarton beaten, Superleague shambles, football films)

Episode 43 - Glory Days of Gold (Staying Put - What’s next for East Fife, Dumbarton beaten, Superleague shambles, football films)

April 24, 2021

Welcome to Episode 43 of Glory Days of Gold.

Recorded across two continents, Glory Days of Gold brings you a regular dose of East Fife FC and Scottish football chat, with a splattering of interesting interviews, fun segments, and music thrown in along the way.

East Fife's season may be all over bar the shouting but we still have a lot to talk about on this episode.

We ponder what's next for the Fife. How do we take that next step? Is Darren Young the man to take us there? What should this offseason look like and are we where we realistically should be? We delve into all of that and a lot more, plus pick over the bones of the team's win over Dumbarton on Saturday.

Away from Bayview, we talk about the hypocrisy and the shambles of the Superleague, chat about some of our favourite football films to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Gregory's Girl, and Halftime Oranges are back in Wavelength.

Here's the rundown for the main segments from the episode:

01.55 What's next for East Fife?
38.00: East Fife back in top four, sorta
68.33: Wavelength - Half Time Oranges - What's The Fuss About Ryan Giggs?
71.38: Superleague shambles and the hypocrisy of it all
89.20: Football films

Episode 42 - Glory Days of Gold (Out Of Jail And All To Play For)

Episode 42 - Glory Days of Gold (Out Of Jail And All To Play For)

April 18, 2021

Welcome to Episode 42 of Glory Days of Gold.

Recorded across two continents, Glory Days of Gold brings you a regular dose of East Fife FC and Scottish football chat, with a splattering of interesting interviews, fun segments, and music thrown in along the way.

The Scottish League One season has one game to go before the split for the last four games and East Fife have it all to play for and in their own hands as they get set to face Airdrie on Tuesday.

They're four points off the top, close to securing a playoff place, but they're also very close to dropping into the bottom five. Lee, Doug, and Gordon look at all of that and the narrow win over Peterhead on Saturday in this episode. Can the Fife get it done?

Episode 41 - Glory Days of Gold (Snow Fun)

Episode 41 - Glory Days of Gold (Snow Fun)

April 11, 2021

Welcome to Episode 41 of Glory Days of Gold.

Recorded across two continents, Glory Days of Gold brings you a regular dose of East Fife FC and Scottish football chat, with a splattering of interesting interviews, fun segments, and music thrown in along the way.

It's been another busy week for East Fife which has put supporters through a gamut of emotions after a draw, a defeat, and finally a victory. Four points earned or five points dropped? With the league table tighter than a gnat's chuff, every point that goes a-begging could be crucial with just two games remaining before the split.

We chat about all the big talking points coming out of the games against Partick Thistle, Dumbarton, and Forfar, look at where that leaves the team, what it could mean for this season and next, and a lot, lot more.

Plus Bear's Den continue as our new Artists of the Month and we bring you the latest single from Fife fan, and friend of the show, PG Ciarletta.

Episode 40 - Glory Days of Gold (The Romance Has Gone)

Episode 40 - Glory Days of Gold (The Romance Has Gone)

April 3, 2021

Welcome to Episode 40 of Glory Days of Gold.

Recorded across two continents, Glory Days of Gold brings you a regular dose of East Fife FC and Scottish football chat, with a splattering of interesting interviews, fun segments, and music thrown in along the way.

How much football can you take in the space of eight days? Four East Fife games and two Scotland games, with mixed performances, certainly tests you! But we have it all covered in this week's show. In league play, we look at the Fife's poor showing in the loss to Montrose on Tuesday and the bounce back win over Clyde two days later, which has seen the club move within touching distance of the playoffs. But if league success is on, the cup dream is over after a Saturday afternoon of heartbreak in the Scottish Cup against Morton.

We chat about all of that and the big talking points coming out of the games, plus Bear's Den continue as our new Artists of the Month.

Episode 39 - Glory Days of Gold (Cove Idiots)

Episode 39 - Glory Days of Gold (Cove Idiots)

March 28, 2021

Welcome to Episode 39 of Glory Days of Gold.

Glory Days of Gold brings you a regular dose of East Fife FC and Scottish football chat, with a splattering of interesting interviews, fun segments, and music thrown in along the way.

After easing back to play with a comfortable win over Clyde last week, there was a far sterner test for East Fife this week, with fellow promotion chasers Cove Rangers. There may have been no goals but there were certainly a lot of talking points coming out of the game and Lee, Doug, and Gordon have you covered with it all in this episode.

All of that, plus Bear's Den continue as our new Artists of the Month.

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