Glory Days Of Gold
Episode 15 - Glory Days of Gold (Legendary with special guest Davie Clarke)

Episode 15 - Glory Days of Gold (Legendary with special guest Davie Clarke)

September 13, 2020

Welcome to Episode 15 of Glory Days of Gold. This week's episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tony Ciarletta, Hendry Ireland, John Scott Neill, and James Smale.

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.

Our feature interview this week is with an absolute East Fife legend. A man who has gone down in Bayview folklore as both a player and a manager - Davie Clarke.

With two stints as manager and holding the record for the number of appearances by an East Fife player, by a long way, Davie talks about his lengthy time at Bayview from when he joined in 1968, till he left in 1987, before returning once again for a couple of brief spells around the millennium.

We get to hear the highs and lows of football at Bayview in the 70s and 80s, the real reasons he left to join Falkirk, the players he admired, the deals that got done, about playing top flight football as a player and nearly taking the club there again as a manager. Plus we find out how club legend Jim McLaren nearly didn't become an East Fife player, what Scottish football manager did he simply detest, and so much more.

All this and we find out if Willie Brown fancies a chocolate digestive and Falkirk band Skin Deep feature in this week's football music section Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month continues.

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

02.25: East Fife News of the Week
05.43: Davie Clarke interview
145.40: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Willie Brown
147.50: Mailbag
152.40: Wavelength - Skin Deep - Football Violence

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Episode 14 - Glory Days of Gold (Making History with special guest Barrie Moffat)

Episode 14 - Glory Days of Gold (Making History with special guest Barrie Moffat)

September 6, 2020

Welcome to Episode 14 of Glory Days of Gold. This week's episode is brought to you by our sponsor John Scott Neill.

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.

Our feature interview this week is with an East Fife player who wrote his names in the annals of history at Bayview Stadium, scoring the first goal there, Barrie Moffat.

The prolific goalscorer chats about his time at Bayview, his footballing career, and lets us know what the late 1990s was like at East Fife as the club went into something of a downward spiral under four different managers.

There's some fun tales along the way too, plus Barrie tells us the most shocking thing a guest has revealed to us so far!

All this and we find out if Stevie Campbell fancies a chocolate digestive, Crowpony are this week's artists in Have You Heard?, The Oppressed feature in this week's football music section Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month kicks off, there's another Who Are You?, and we hear another East Fife rap.

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

02.29: East Fife and Scottish football chat
15.48: Have You Heard? - Crowpony
22.52: Barrie Moffat interview
94.51: Who Are You?
96.45: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Stevie Campbell
98.30: Away Days shenanigans
105.27: Wavelength - The Oppressed - Football Violence
110.30: Another East Fife rap
115.15: Mailbag

Episode 13 - Glory Days of Gold (God! Show Me Magic with special guest Willie Brown)

Episode 13 - Glory Days of Gold (God! Show Me Magic with special guest Willie Brown)

August 30, 2020

Welcome to Episode 13 of Glory Days of Gold. This week's episode is brought to you by our sponsor Ross Young.

Back to being recorded across just two continents this week, 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 may be Episode 13 but it's certainly not an unlucky one for all you listeners because our feature interview this week is with an East Fife legend, and one of Michael's all-time favourite players to have pulled on the Black and Gold shirt. A man who inspired an iconic piece of graffiti outside the old Bayview, and who was sent off more times than we've had episodes so far, the one and only Willie Brown.

We take a trip down memory lane with Willie as he looks at his time at Bayview and his footballing career away from the Fife. We find out what it was like to play for the team in the Murray years, why he had to leave the club when he did, chat about his disciplinary record, talk about the heartbreak that was that 1990 Dundee United cup tie, and lots, lots more.

There's lots of fun tales to be told along the way from a different time in Scottish football. We don't want to spoil them for you too much but they involve drinking, fighting, arguments, and a lot more!

All this and we find out if Dr Kenny Deuchar fancies a chocolate digestive, Dancing On Tables are this week's artists in Have You Heard?, Serious Drinking feature in this week's football music section Wavelength, there's another Who Are You?, and we hear an East Fife rap from The Fresh Prince of Nae Hair.

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

02.51: East Fife and Scottish football chat
15.41: Have You Heard? - Cameron Barnes
21.00: Willie Brown interview
141.23: Who Are You?
143.55: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Kenny Deuchar
147.23: Away Days shenanigans
154.40: Wavelength - Serious Drinking - Love On The Terraces
160.56: The Fresh Prince of Nae Hair and his East Fife rap
165.58: Mailbag

Episode 12 - Glory Days of Gold (The City of Gold and Black with special guest Stevie Campbell)

Episode 12 - Glory Days of Gold (The City of Gold and Black with special guest Stevie Campbell)

August 23, 2020

Welcome to Episode 12 of Glory Days of Gold. This week's episode is brought to you by Michael Hunter and the Auckland Supporters Group, and The Bedwell Group.

Recorded across THREE continents this week, 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.

Our feature interview this week is with a member of the 2015/16 East Fife Championship winning team, and a man who spent seven seasons at Bayview, Stevie Campbell.

We chat with Stevie about his time at Bayview, that championship season, coming through the ranks at Ibrox, the injuries that plagued his early years, playing in Australia, and moving to become a teacher in Dubai, amongst many other topics. Through them all his love for East Fife shines brightly.

There's lots of fun tales to be told along the way including being wound up as a young player at Partick Thistle and nearly shitting himself on the pitch. And where does Beetlejuice come into all of this?! Plus he doesn't hold back when talking about Willie Aitchison's time at the club and his own time at Airdrie!

All this and we find out if Tam McManus fancies a chocolate digestive, Cameron Barnes is this week's artist in Have You Heard?, Wardie Burns, Jordan Butler and Werd SOS feature in this week's football music section Wavelength, and there's another Who Are You?.

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

03.48: East Fife and Scottish football chat
12.32: Have You Heard? - Cameron Barnes
18.30: Stevie Campbell interview
125.22: Who Are You?
128.57: Help pick the podcast's all-time, seen with your own eyes, East Fife XI
135.07: Wavelength - Wardie Burns, Jordan Butler, and Werd SOS - Sick Division
143.19: Mailbag
148.20: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Tam McManus

Episode 11 - Glory Days of Gold (Conversion Therapy with special guest Dougie Cameron)

Episode 11 - Glory Days of Gold (Conversion Therapy with special guest Dougie Cameron)

August 16, 2020

Welcome to Episode 11 of Glory Days of Gold. This week's episode is brought to you by Glen Walker and you'll be glad to know it's a much shorter show this week after last week's mammoth one!

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.

Our feature interview this week is with another member of the 2007/08 Championship winning team, left back extraordinaire Dougie Cameron.

We chat with Dougie about his time at Bayview, coming from a footballing family, his career, and his future plans now that he's hung up the boots. We hear some fun stories along the way, and discuss his famous smelly feet!

Now, we all know how good (and tough) it is to be an East Fife fan. But what if you were trying to convince someone to become one, especially someone in another country? Well East Fife associate director and long time fan and historian Stephen Mill joins us as we try and convert Pennsylvanian football fan James into joining the black and gold faithful. Can we do it?

All this and we find out if Jonny Smart fancies a chocolate digestive, Midnight Zoo are this week's band in Have You Heard?, James feature in this week's football music section Wavelength, and there's another Who Are You?.

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

04.53: East Fife and Scottish football chat
14.48: Have You Heard? - Midnight Zoo
21.47: Dougie Cameron interview
71.15: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Jonny Smart
73.41: Who Are You?
75.51: Conversion Therapy - Stephen Mill joins us to see if we can convince an American to become a Fife fan?
113.03: Wavelength - James - Goal, Goal, Goal
117.08: Mailbag

You can download and/or listen to this, and all previous, episodes of the podcast on the following services:

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Episode 10 - Glory Days of Gold (Golden Goals with special guests Kenny Deuchar, Darren Young, and PG Ciarletta)

Episode 10 - Glory Days of Gold (Golden Goals with special guests Kenny Deuchar, Darren Young, and PG Ciarletta)

August 9, 2020

Welcome to Episode 10 of Glory Days of Gold. This week's episode is brought to you by Liam Anderson Architectural Services, Peter McCue, and Phil and Toj Ciarletta.

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.

Our feature interview this week is with a man voted in as an East Fife all-time great, the Good Doctor himself, Kenny Deuchar.

We chat with Kenny about his time at Bayview, his footballing and doctoring careers, and of course that goal. We find out how he became a Fifer, talk about the highs and lows he faced at Gretna, look at his time in MLS, talk about the difficulties of balancing a medical career with a football one, and lots, lots more including which footballing hero of his wanted him to look at his rash!

We also sit down with East Fife boss Darren Young to chat about the club's signing of Danny Swanson and the release of this season's fixtures. Plus we chat with East Fife fan, and local singer-songwriter, PG Ciarletta about the release of his new single "The Sesh" in this week's Have You Heard? section.

All this and we find out if Greig McDonald fancies a chocolate digestive, Barmy Army feature in this week's football music section Wavelength, and there's another Who Are You?.

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

05.49: Darren Young interview
30.55: East Fife and Scottish football chat
39.00: Have You Heard? - The Sesh -
57.18: Who Are You?
59.33: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Greig McDonald
61.38: Kenny Deuchar interview
174.56: Wavelength - Barmy Army - Sharp As A Needle
183.52: Mailbag - what's the best shout you've heard at a game?

You can download and/or listen to this, and all previous, episodes of the podcast on the following services:

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Episode 9 - Glory Days of Gold (Fixtures and Fittings with special guest Jonathan Smart)

Episode 9 - Glory Days of Gold (Fixtures and Fittings with special guest Jonathan Smart)

August 1, 2020

Welcome to Episode 9 of Glory Days of Gold. This week's episode is brought to you by Eugene Clarke on behalf of the Levenmouth Rail Campaign, Max McCarroll, and by a donation on behalf of the Levenmouth Children's Clothing Bank.

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.

Our feature interview this week is with the man we all went to bed dreaming of a team of, the one and only Jonathan Smart.

Jay, sitting in his own East Fife jersey, chats to us about his five seasons with the club, his footballing career pre and post Bayview, the highs and lows, and the lots of laughs along the way. There's some absolutely fantastic stories along the way and could we even see him back at Bayview in a managerial capacity some day? He reveals all!

Plus we find out if Jay's Dundonian chum Bobby Linn fancies a chocolate digestive, I, Ludicrous feature in this week's football music section Wavelength, we spotlight Dunfermline band Oskar Braves in the latest Have You Heard?, there's another Who Are You? and more.

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

04.58: Danny Swanson signs for the Fife!
13.55: Have You Heard? - Oskar Braves - Fall
19.07: Jonathan Smart interview
104.50: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Bobby Linn
107.47: Who Are You?
110.24: East Fife's fixtures are out. How screwed over were we?
120.23: Wavelength - I, Ludicrous - The Highland League
127.08: Mailbag - what's the best shout you've heard at a game?

You can download and/or listen to this, and all previous, episodes of the podcast on the following services:

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Episode 8 - Glory Days of Gold (Toro Bravo with special guests Greig McDonald and Anton Dowds)

Episode 8 - Glory Days of Gold (Toro Bravo with special guests Greig McDonald and Anton Dowds)

July 26, 2020

Welcome to Episode 8 of Glory Days of Gold. This episode is brought to you by sponsors Lauren Higgins and Anthony Gillies.

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 and fun segments and music thrown in along the way.

Our feature interview this week is with a man who is an East Fife legend. He spent six seasons at Bayview and was part of both championship and promotion winning teams, going on to make 159 appearances and captain the club. It's Toro himself, Greig McDonald.

We take a journey through Greig's career, from becoming disillusioned with the game after being released by Dunfermline to becoming an East Fife hero to going on to become a manager aged just 29 at Stirling, relegating us in the process. Yes, we don't let him forget that, nor the time he missed his team beating Rangers at Ibrox to get married!

There's lots of great chat and fun stories as we take a wonderful trip down memory lane with Greig.

We also bring you a second interview this week, as we bid farewell to striker Anton Dowds who departs East Fife for full time football at Falkirk. Anton joins us to talk about his move, his time at Bayview, his football journey so far, and bid farewell to the East Fife faithful.

Plus we find out if the now former Fifer Anton Dowds fancies a chocolate digestive, indie legends Half Man Half Biscuit feature again in this week's football music section Wavelength, we spotlight local singer-songwriter Joshua Grant in the latest Have You Heard?, there's another Who Are you? and more.

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

06.46: Anton Dowds farewell interview and discussion
28.28: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Anton Dowds
29.47: Have You Heard? - Joshua Grant - Edinburgh
36.12: Greig McDonald interview
153.17: Who Are You?
157.47: Wavelength - Half Man Half Biscuit - Dead Men Don't Need Season Tickets
162.25: Mailbag - club's engagement with season ticket holders and another all-time East Fife XI

Episode 7 - Glory Days of Gold (Loving The Boaby with special guest Bobby Linn)

Episode 7 - Glory Days of Gold (Loving The Boaby with special guest Bobby Linn)

July 19, 2020

Welcome to the seventh episode of your new favourite podcast - Glory Days of Gold. This episode is brought to you by sponsors Scott Young and John Scott Neill. Give them a follow on Twitter.

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 and fun segments thrown in along the way.

Our guest this week is a man who is a Scottish football lower league legend, who has won four league championships with three different clubs, one of them being East Fife, Bobby Linn.

We take a journey through Bobby's career in a refreshingly frank and funny interview as we look back at his time at Bayview, hear the stories he has to tell, look at all the highs and lows, and the relationship he has with East Fife fans today. We talk ferries, taxis, what makes him tick, and a lot, lot more.

Lee and Michael also look at all the main East Fife and Scottish football news from the past week, plus we chat with current gaffer Darren Young about the club's recent signings from the U20 squad and the future of the much heralded Anton Dowds.

Plus we look at the 2022 World Cup kick off times that have been announced, find out if former Fifer Div Muir fancies a chocolate digestive, and indie legends Half Man Half Biscuit feature in this week's football music section Wavelength. We also add in a couple of new features this week, but we won't spoil the surprises here.

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

03.49: East Fife News of the Week - season tickets out, Covid testing concerns, Darren Young talks youth signings, and Pat Quinn passes away
30.06: Have You Heard? - Sunshimmer
38.36: Bobby Linn interview
140.49: Who Are You?
146.35: Scottish football chat - do Hearts and Partick face expulsion?, more big names head to non league teams
156.25: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Div Muir
159.35: World football chat - Five subs rule extended and 2022 World Cup kick off times announced
169.33: Wavelength - Half Man Half Biscuit - All I Want For Christmas Is A Dukla Prague Away Kit
175.02: Mailbag - favourite fan memorabilia, teams you love to hate, and another all-time East Fife XI

You can download and/or listen to this, and all previous, episodes of the podcast here or on the following services:

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Episode 6 - Glory Days of Gold (Mile High Club with special guest Tam McManus)

Episode 6 - Glory Days of Gold (Mile High Club with special guest Tam McManus)

July 12, 2020

Welcome to the sixth episode of your new favourite podcast - Glory Days of Gold. This episode is brought to you by My Sporting Blog and Jennifer Russell (@HairdressingPrincess).

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 and fun segments thrown in along the way.

Our guest this week is a man who may have only spent a short loan spell at East Fife, but who was taken to by the fans right away, Tam McManus.

We take a journey through Tam's career that saw him play in Scotland, England, Ireland, and over the Atlantic for two spells in the US. The highs, the lows, the successes, and the regrets. There's some great stories along the way, including playing with Gazza, against David Beckham, playing in altitude for the first time, and best of all, his warm feelings for his time at Bayview.

We delve into the current state of Scottish football and what needs to change, and find out why he doesn't like John Collins, yet champions what he could bring to improving the game here. There's some real honest talk in this and very enjoyable and refreshing it is too.

Lee and Michael also look at all the East Fife related news from the past week, try to fix Scottish football, find out if current East Fife gaffer Darren Young fancies a chocolate digestive, and Cork band the Sultans of Ping FC feature in this week's Wavelength.

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

05.34: East Fife News of the Week - season confirmed, youth signings
17.39: Tam McManus interview
109.10: We try and fix Scottish football
139.50: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Darren Young
141.41: Wavelength - The Sultans of Ping FC - Give Him A Ball (and a yard of grass)

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