What a Monday night, the sun is out and it's 24 degrees so it's a perfect night for a BBQ, Beer and GIGPOD here with ex Celtic defender Gary Caldwell.
Gary had a packed schedule in June, but kindly spared some time with us before taking his team away for pre-season - talking about his Celtic career, the memorable game against Spartak in August 2007 ahead of the Ten Years On Pod in a few weeks, his relationship with Gordon Strachan, who he still speaks with to this day, and his role in both of Celtic's goals in the iconic 2-1 win over Rangers in April 2008.
There's also chat about his nickname, and Heid looks back on his time at Celtic very fondly as you'll hear.
We're back with Episode 49 after the second leg of the Rosenborg game, if the first leg is not a monumental disaster!
Catch you then.
Stevie and Reidzo are back to talk about last night's ridiculously easy 4-0 thrashing of Linfield, UEFA's predictable lack of understanding some patter over a banner by the Green Brigade, as well as looking ahead to our next CL opponents Rosenborg, with special guest Harald Brattbakk, who played for both teams, weighing in with his thoughts on the tie.
There's also a TYB to Emilio Izaguirre, who looks set to leave the club this week.
Thanks for listening!
On this episode, we spoke to ex UTILITY MAN Vidar Riseth back in March, while he was driving back from the airport after being in the USA! Talk about commitment to GIGPOD!
Anyway, Vidar now works for Supermarket chain REMA 1000, but talked about his Celtic career, including his favourite game for the club, Henrik Larsson winning cash when he scored in a cup final, Hugh Dallas being a prick in May 1999, and his tremendous lunge on Claudio Reyna, as well as why he lost the plot at him in that particular game.
He also went into detail about how he was happy to be at Bairds Bar in that infamous incident that the media tried to ridicule back in March 2000, and said the gap between players and fans now is getting bigger and bigger, and elaborated on how they are trying to change that in Norway.
A top guy! And Vidar too.
The music at the end is from a great episode of The Sopranos that just so happens to be a wee Norwegian folk song too, can you remember the episode ? It was a belter!
Cheers for listening.
Episode 45 - hope your summer has been good, despite this brutal weather for the third year in a row in Scotland. Some laugh.
Stevie and Reidzo discuss :
HMRC 1-0 Cheats
Celtic's wrong decision RE: Linfield.
The first few fixtures of 17/18
Transfers - Ins and Outs.
Friendlies over the years with Celtic.
And of course, a segment with Frank Drebin FC jobbing to asthmatic brickies in Luxembourg!
Feel this moment, with GIGPOD!
Thanks for listening.
We're back with our only pod for this month, with ex goalie Stewart Kerr, who spent eight years at Celtic before leaving for Wigan in 2001. Stewart is now the goalkeeping coach at Vancouver Whitecaps, and spoke to us right after a training session, which we were very grateful for! He spoke about the goalies that didn't make it at Celtic, that semi final in 1997 against Falkirk, Di Canio and Ferguson's shoot at Celtic Park as well as Martin O'Neill's infamous 'crisp-gate' comment!
Stewart also gave his opinion on people's obsessions with stats in fitba, and thinks that the film 'Moneyball' is to blame for that.
Hope you enjoy listening, and have a great summer! We'll be back in July.
Episode 43 - The Huntertaker's last appearance at Podamania, as he joins Stevie away from the GIGPOD Studio to talk about Celtic clinching the invincible treble at Hampden, from the pre game atmosphere to the celebrations at Rogic's winner. We then discuss the Legends game the following day, as well as our fortunate few hours after it in the players lounge and the official afterparty, and how every Celtic fan should get the chance to experience what we did.
There's also our GIGPOD highlights of the season, and our favourite Scottish Fitba patter moment.
We also praised the various other Celtic podcasts who have been excellent throughout the season, as well as many other accounts who put in some effort on weekly basis for fans - all for free!
Thank you for listening to us in our debut season, and we'll roll out a couple of ex player pods during the summer!
As for The Huntertaker - REST. IN. PEACE.
We are celebrating Lisbon 67, fifty years to the day that Celtic won the big cup against Inter Milan, and on the pod here we have two genuine legends - Stevie and Reidzo, who are joined by Bertie Auld and Bobby Lennox.....
Bertie does what he does best - talks and talks! Speaking about the Celtic team of the present day, as well as greats like Jimmy McGrory, Billy McNeill and Bobby Murdoch, and performs the same ditty he chanted in the tunnel that momentous day before the final, in amongst chat about mince and tatties!
Bobby meanwhile keeps it all about fitba with Reidzo, and both of them discuss Jock Stein and Jimmy McGrory, the run up to the final in Lisbon, such as the toughest games and the importance of the final itself, as well as a story about how Real Madrid tried to make Celtic wear blue shorts in that Di Stefano testimonal! Pffft.
It was an honour to be joined by two men who are held in the highest regard by the supporters of our club, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Thanks for listening!
It's episode 40! We've got a few pods to get out before the end of the season, so here's one of them - Tony Roper, who played Jamesy Cottar in Rab C Nesbitt.
Tony's a massive fan of the club and spoke to us back in March about his first hero growing up as a supporter of Celtic, his brief stint on Celtic TV, his experiences of doing the narration for the club's last treble DVD back in 2000/2001, what prompted him to write 'The Celts in Seville', chat about that amazing 2003 run to the final, and reminding us all of many Rangers fans humour bypass, which was happening before social media reared it's head.
Thanks a lot for listening!
It's the first in the flashback series! Season 97/98.
Rangers were going for ten in a row and had, as always, spent a fortune to get what they wanted(This worked out well eh). Celtic had sacked Tommy Burns. Di Canio left and so did Cadete. We brought in a new manager Wim Jansen who spent wisely and slowly and surely, the team he assembled went onto stop our rivals creating history by stopping the ten.
Reidzo and Stevie look back at that epic season, with thoughts on that particular campaign from Jonathan Gould, Marc Rieper, Morten Wieghorst, Tommy Johnson, Harald Brattbakk and Craig Burley.
It was a massive achievement, and hope you enjoy the tribute to those players who ensured the cheats did not prosper like they had been used to for the past nine seasons.
Thanks for listening!
As a bonus ahead of the weekends derby, here's a pod with a man who was imperative helping Celtic stop the ten in 97-98 - Craig Burley.
Craig spoke to us about his memories of that special season, the goal that he felt made him 'accepted' in the eyes of the supporters, as well as why he left for Derby in December 1999.
He's been accused of being Anti-Celtic and an enemy of Scottish Fitba, we challenged him on those very subjects, to which he responded in detail.
Undoubtedly one of the major stars of that 97-98 season - hopefully people will appreciate just how good he was for the club.
Thanks a lot for listening.