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Nutmeg Magazine

A version of the Scottish football magazine for your ears. Hosted by Daniel Gray, the Nutmeg Podcast lands fortnightly and includes in-depth football culture interviews with players, managers, writers, musicians and actors.

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Episode 28 - Interview: Neil Forsyth

Bob Servant creator Neil Forsyth joins Daniel Gray for a natter. The acclaimed screenwriter talks Dundee United, Jim McLean's disregard for bowling club rules and selling gnomes outside Tannadice.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

38mins

4 Jul 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 36 - Interview: Andy Ritchie

Former Greenock Morton genius Andy Ritchie talks to Daniel Gray. A gripping, moving personal tale encompassing being driven around by George Best, signing for Jock Stein’s Celtic, becoming the hero of Cappielow and struggles with alcohol and mental health. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

1hr 13mins

25 Oct 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 38 - Music & Football 2

Chris Geddes, keyboardist with Belle and Sebastian, Douglas MacIntyre of the Creeping Bent record label and Mogwai guitarist Stuart Braithwaite chat to Daniel Gray in our second Music and Football podcast. Chitter-chatter about in-ground music, which footballers could be in bands and more. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

27mins

22 Nov 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 31 - Interview: Alan Pattullo

Scotsman journalist Alan Pattullo joins Daniel Gray. A conversational gallivant through the 'hopeless hope' of supporting Dundee FC, Claudio Caniggia and the Tennents Soccer Sixes.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

42mins

15 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 40 - Interview: Michael Stewart part 1

Former Manchester United, Hearts and Hibs midfielder, and now media pundit, Michael Stewart chats to host Daniel Gray. An honest, colourful account of life under Alex Ferguson, the reign of Vladimir Romanov and the magic of chippy sauce. Part two coming soon.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

55mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 4 - Proper grounds and football stats

Our guests discuss Issue 6 of Nutmeg magazine: Joris van de Vier, Alan Pattullo and Stuart Cosgrove talk about the dear old grounds of Scottish football, while Greg Gordon, Rob Webb and Dougie Wright debate the game’s use of statistics. Hosted by Daniel Gray.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

1hr 25mins

18 Dec 2017

Rank #6

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Episode 39 - East Fife, Status Quo and the scent of Steven Gerrard

A delve into the pages of Nutmeg magazine issue #14. Former Scotsman newspaper deputy editor Donald Walker joins Nutmeg editor Ally Palmer and host Daniel Gray for a discussion on East Fife legend Ernie McGarr, the allure of park football, David Murray’s bid for Ayr United and the amazing thighs of John McGinn. Includes poetry from Stephen Watt and magazine excerpts. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

43mins

6 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Episode 2 - Young players, commentators and Rangers

Our guests discuss Issue 5 of Nutmeg magazine: Kenny Miller and Andy Goldie focus on youth football, while Maurice Smith and Joel Sked talk assistant managers, commentators and Rangers. Hosted by Daniel Gray.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

1hr

12 Sep 2017

Rank #8

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Episode 22 - Interview: Leeann Dempster

Hibernian FC CEO Leeann Dempster talks to host Daniel Gray about life and work, Motherwell and Hibs, Rage Against the Machine and Wagon Wheels, and much more.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

49mins

11 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 24 - Interview: Stuart Cosgrove

Broadcaster and writer Stuart Cosgrove joins Daniel Gray for a mazy conversational dribble through football. Expect tizzies, duds and the great missing spectacles mystery of Muirton Park.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

53mins

10 May 2019

Rank #10

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Episode 37 - Interview: Michael Grant

Michael Grant, The Times newspaper’s Scottish Football Correspondent, chats to Daniel Gray. The Aberdeen fan talks about 1980s glory days, his sadness at the impending closure of Pittodrie, and life as a football writer then and now.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

48mins

8 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Episode 34 - Interview: Terry Christie

Former Meadowbank Thistle, Stenhousemuir and Alloa boss Terry Christie talks to Daniel Gray. The duffel-coated legend enthuses about his playing days and combining the roles of head teacher and football manager.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

40mins

27 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 33 - Family matters and gambling's grip on football

Our guests discuss Issue 13 of Nutmeg magazine. Journalist Dani Garavelli on raising a footballer son, podcaster Andy Ross on gambling's grip on football, and writer Andy Harrow on the worry of not knowing which team your children will support.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

48mins

13 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 25 - Interview: Val McDermid

Best-selling crime writer Val McDermid joins Daniel Gray to talk Raith Rovers. An enjoyable meander through shipwrecks, cup wins and Kirkcaldy life when your Dad was the scout that discovered Jim Baxter.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

39mins

23 May 2019

Rank #14

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Episode 21 - Interview: Chris McQueer

Author Chris McQueer chats with host Daniel Gray about being a childhood Celtic catalogue model, Teletext quiz Bamboozle and why Craig Levein is Scottish football's greatest rebel.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

35mins

28 Mar 2019

Rank #15

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Episode 26 - Interview: Mark Walters

Former Rangers, Liverpool and Aston Villa man Mark Walters joins Daniel Gray. The wing wizard opens up an old Panini sticker book before talking about golden days at Villa Park and Ibrox, and the shocking racism he encountered whilst a player.  Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

53mins

6 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 32 - Interview: David Goldblatt

Acclaimed sports writer David Goldblatt joins host Daniel Gray. The man the Sunday Times called 'possibly the best football historian there has ever been' talks about the game - global, local and everything in-between.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

46mins

30 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 27 - Killie, Gillie and what next for the women's game

Our guests discuss issue 12 of Nutmeg magazine: Sky journalist Andrew McFadyen on Kilmarnock glory days, writer and columnist Dani Garavelli on the women's game and Herald editor James Morgan on Dundee and Spurs great Alan Gilzean. Hosted by Daniel Gray.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

43mins

20 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Episode 23 - Interview: Cathy Jamieson

Kilmarnock FC director and former politician Cathy Jamieson talks with host Daniel Gray about 1960s glory days, football scrapbooks and being vegan in Killie Pie territory.Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

31mins

25 Apr 2019

Rank #19

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Episode 35 - Interview: Rose Reilly

Heroic former Stewarton Thistle, AC Milan and Italy player Rose Reilly talks to host Daniel Gray. The pioneering forward dances us through her life, from forbidden childhood football obsession in Ayrshire, to winning eight Scudetti. Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/nutmegfc)

30mins

11 Oct 2019

Rank #20