39: Kicking off series 2 of the Games Gone Podcast with new Birmingham City MD Ian Dutton
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Ian talks about his journey from watching on the terraces to running the club as its new Managing Director in 2022. He talks about his aims and hopes for a brighter future for the club, how he will always try to do what's best for the supporters, his relation ship with Craig Gardner, who runs the football side of the club- the issues with the Lower Tilton and Lower Kop stands and much more ..read more
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31: Irish international Jeff Kenna on his 500 plus game career that included winning the Premier League.
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Jeff talks about playing with Matt LeTissier, Alan Shearer, Roy Keane, playing for Steve Bruce, Kenny Dalglish and Jack Charlton-Over 500 games in an amazing career. The biggest influences, best he's played with and against ..read more
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38: Former Birmingham City midfielder Paul Tait on his 16 year turbulent career that was marred by drink and drugs.
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Paul talks about his battle with addiction after being hooked on drink and class A drugs. On being sexually abused while at school How he contemplated suicide. On scoring the first ever golden goal at Wembley and of course that T shirt. How a serious injury cost him a move to Spurs. Why he turned down the chance to play for Scotland. How he changed his life around and who helped and how he loves his work mentoring youngsters- a fascinating emotional story from a talented footballer ..read more
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37: Former Villa defender Kenny Swain on his career spanning 50 years as a player with 5 clubs, manager, coach, and PL consultant
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Kenny talks about being converted from a striker to a defender by Ron Saunders on being one of the few players to make over 100 appearances with 5 clubs Chelsea, Villa, Nottingham Forest, Portsmouth, and Crewe - winning the First Division, The European Cup over a 19 year career - managing with 2 clubs coaching with England, now working with the Premier League - and what happened to the socks he threw into the crowd after winning European Cup in Rotterdam.  Great insight into one of the games nice guys  ..read more
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29: Former Coventry defender David Buust on not getting into League football until the age of 24- and how his promising career ended in an horrific way at Old Trafford.
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David talks about not getting his chance at the pro level until he was 24, his promising Premier League career that was horrifically cut short with a shocking injury at Old Trafford. How he was told that amputation was the next step but at the last minute his leg was saved. The managers he played under, the players he played with and how he is now putting something back into the community at Coventry City. Enthralling and inspirational from one of the games nice guys ..read more
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36: Ally talks about his fantastic 21 Year Career at West Brom and Wolves.
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Ally talks about the highs and lows- the managers he loved and the ones he didn't with some wonderful and funny stories from one of the games genuine hardmen of the 70's and 80s and arguably one of the best uncapped defenders ever. He talks about his team mates and how close they came to winning first division. Europe, Cup games its all here in Ally's funny and engaging way of telling his story.  ..read more
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35: Mick " Baz" Rathbone on his career that took him from playing to becoming one of the games top physios and also a successful author. uthor
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Affectionately known as Baz he talks about his second book The Smell of Football 2 and frankly about how tough it was/is to be relevant in a young man’s game going from playing for Birmingham, and Blackburn to becoming one of the games top physios at Man Utd, Everton, Forest, and England and now at Salford City. How he coped with being sacked by his best mate David Moyes to ending up back at Everton and them working with Aitor Karanka, Lee Clarke, Aidy Boothroyd to name but a few in a wonderful; career- How he could not play for his boyhood club Birmingham due to pressure to playing over ..read more
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34: Martin Grainger on his 15 year career with Colchester Brentford and Birmingham
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Martin talks about winning promotion with Colchester and Birmingham, The anger at how they Blues lost to Liverpool in the Worthington Cup Final, The play off final against Norwich and why he had no worries when 17 year old Darren Carter stepped up to take the 100'000'000 million pound penalty. The managers he loved and the ones he hates The players he played with and his special relationship with Blues supporters-but not the owners at the time-he hits hard and honest and straight from the shoulder ..read more
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26: Gary Megson on his 35 year career as a manager and player with over 1250 games.
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Gary Talks about the managers he has played for including Brian Clough and Jack Charlton, Getting sacked at Sheff Weds with 3rd best win % in clubs history and having won the steel City derby. Scoring an own goal in East Anglian derby, and the truth behind his sacking at West Brom and the boardroom battles, the promotions and his relationship with the Baggies fans and some funny story's to boot.  ..read more
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33: Former Blues, Everton, Swansea and England striker Bob on his goal-scoring career.
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Bob talks about his family coming from Small Heath, Joining Blues, being part of a great 3 man strike force with Francis and Hatton, on how he wanted Bob Hatton to join him at Everton, How good was TF. How it was a wrench to leave Blues but also how he loved it at Everton where he became a goal-scoring legend. why he only got 12 England caps and scoring 2 against his goalkeeping brother Dave, Turning down the chance to join Villa and why as a youngster did he turn down Wolves? and how he fell out of love with the modern game and much more ..read more
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