Soccer AM Podcast

Soccer AM Podcast

By Sky Sports

Smithy and Producer Pete talk to a different legend of the game to go through their career club-to-club with a fine football shaped tooth-comb!Subscribe to us on iTunes and make sure you leave us a review and a rating!E-mail us with your best footballer stories: SoccerAMPodcast@skysports.comAnd remember, you can watch Soccer AM every Saturday morning live on Sky Sports!


Jimmy Bullard | Winding up Fabio Capello, imitating Phil Brown and angering Paolo Di Canio

Jimmy Bullard's with us in the Soccer AM penthouse (4th floor grey meeting room...) for the latest episode of series 2!Jimmy talks about his baptism of fire coming up through the West Ham changing room, reveals Paolo Di Canio's special entrance theme music, as well as his penchant for shaving off all body hair.We also get the real story behind Jimmy's infamous Phil Brown imitation celebration, and the Hull manager's reaction after the game, we hear about his time 'taking over' the dressing room at Fulham, and his on pitch run in with an irate Duncan Ferguson.Not only that but we get some classic England squad tales including the time Jimmy almost broke into David Beckham's hotel room, David Bentley's wind ups of Fabio Capello, and how he found out he was in the squad from Sky Sports News!Remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or your podcast app of choice, and leave us a review (5 stars would be appreciated...)Get in contact with us:
09/12/1859m 31s

Ray Parlour | Sandwiches with Tony Adams & jokes with Arsene Wenger!

We're in a cabin at an adventure golf course to speak to Arsenal legend Ray Parlour in another cracking episode of the Soccer AM Podcast!Ray reveals what it was like to come up through the Arsenal youth team, goes into detail about the Arsenal squad's social life and explains Arsene Wenger's sharp sense of humour!Plus, there's stories about plane journey beers, Tony Adams getting carried away ordering sandwiches and Sol Campbell's first return to White Hart Lane in an Arsenal shirt!ALSO, you can WIN prizes by sending us the secret footballer's name that we'll reveal at some point during the show. SoccerAMPodcast@skysports.comRemember to review us on iTunes and subscribe through your podcast software of choice so you don't miss an episode!
02/12/1854m 7s

Jack Collison | Getting pranked by Mark Noble, yelled at by Arsenal fans & the truth about Sockgate!

Former West Ham, Peterborough, Wigan, Cambridge and Wales midfielder Jack Collison joins us in the 'penthouse' (a grey top floor meeting room at Sky Studios) for episode 3 of the Soccer AM Podcast 2.0!Jack tells us what it was like coming up through West Ham's youth team under the legendary Tony Carr, find out about getting pranked by the equally legendary Mark Noble and hear about the Peterborough play who pulled out a classic Mrs Doubtfire move for his initiation.Plus, we hear stories of rabid mouthy fans at Millwall, get the truth about the infamous 'Sock-Gate' incident with Jimmy Kebe, and hear about Jack's ventures into management at West Ham.ALSO, you can WIN prizes by sending us the secret footballer's name that we'll reveal at some point during the show.
26/11/1854m 42s

Steve Sidwell | Sneaking in Mourinho's house & Felix Magath's unbelievable training regime!to

Former Chelsea, Reading, Aston Villa, Fulham and Brighton midfielder Steve Sidwell joins us for the delayed episode 2 of the Soccer AM Podcast series 2!Steve tell us about the time he was smuggled into Jose Mourinho’s house before signing for Chelsea, reveals the truth behind Felix Magath’s unbelievable training regimes at Fulham and tells us some unreal stories about Graham Stack!Plus, Steve bares all about the tough decisions he faced over his retirement, tell us about an awkward and intimidating encounter with Big Mick McCarthy, and reveals the reason behind his departure from Aston Villa.He also sings the Only Fools And Horses theme tune. You’ll have to listen to the whole podcast to find out why.ALSO, you can WIN prizes by sending us the secret footballer's name that we'll reveal at some point during the show.
12/11/181h 2m

Mido | Throwing scissors at Zlatan and miss hitting the Crossbar Challenge

Former Spurs, West Ham, Middlesbrough and Egypt striker Mido joins us for the first episode in a brand new series of the Soccer AM Podcast.Mido tells us about the time he threw a pair of scissors at Zlatan Ibrahimovic, reveals the truth about his infamous off target Crossbar Challenge attempts and we find out just what it's like playing Dimitar Berbatov!Plus, Mido is brutally honest about the lack of education in young footballers, tells us about his fall out with the Egyptian head coach, and reveals the international management job he's turned down.ALSO, you ca WIN prizes by sending us the secret footballer's name that we'll reveal at some point during the show.
22/10/1848m 47s

Gazza's Stories | Playing tennis at Italia '90, being banned from Buckingham Palace & shooting Vinnie Jones

Smithy and Pete are back for a special BONUS episode bringing you Paul Gascoigne telling some of his greatest stories!Smithy met Gazza back in 2012 and recorded him telling some of his classic tales, and we've dug that recording out from the archive for this episode!Gazza talks at length about Euro 96 including his famous goal against Scotland, borrowing Teddy Sheringham's boot for the game against Holland and being banned by the Queen from attending Buckingham Palace!We hear about Italia '90 including the moment he almost knocked out Gary Lineker's wife, his feelings when he received a yellow card against Germany and his memories of Sir Bobby Robson.Plus, we hear about the time he dived into a lobster tank at a fancy restaurant in Rome, get the real story of his infamous altercation with Vinnie Jones and find out why Ally McCoist HATED living next door to him (spoiler: it involves fireworks).But that's not all, Gazza also talks about his days cleaning Kevin Keegan's boots at Newcastle (and almost leaving them on the bus home), confesses to destroying a changing room with a stolen lawnmower and reveals how his transfer to Tottenham made him an enemy of Sir Alex Ferguson.
27/06/1845m 2s

Neil 'Razor' Ruddock | Winding up Eric Cantona, stealing Alan Shearer's fridge and Steve Sedgley eating urinal cakes!

Former Liverpool, Spurs, West Ham and England defender Neil 'Razor' Ruddock joins for this week's podcast and boy, does he have some stories to tell!Razor tells us about the time he stole Alan Shearer's fridge (and almost ending Al's career in the process), hear about Steve Sedgley's disturbing eating habits (fresh urinal cake, anyone?) and discover how he hid his Millwall tattoos from West Ham fans.We also hear about Liverpool's Spice Boys era from the original Old Spice; how did the Liverpool team bus lose a windscreen? What happened when a fan almost stole the League Cup on the M25? And what were they thinking with those cream FA Cup suits?Plus, Neil reveals how he paved the way for Matt Le Tissier to become the greatest penalty taker in the Premier League, gives us some prime examples of why Jason McAteer is called Trigger, and at one point calls Pete a 'mug'. This episode has EVERYTHING.ALSO, you can WIN prizes by sending us the secret footballer's name that we'll reveal at some point during the show. And send us your best footballer stories.
07/05/181h 3m

Danny Mills | Getting Ronaldinho sent off, being nutmegged by Thierry and seeing David James playing as striker?!

Former Man City, Leeds United, Charlton and England defender Danny Mills joins us for the most outspoken episode of the podcast so far!Danny doesn't hold back on his stories of Stuart Pearce's tenure as manager of Man City, including the baffling moment that Pearce put David James up front in an actual Premier League game, and his struggles with gaining respect from the senior members of the squad.We also hear about the nightmares of being parading on the pitch as a new signing, reveal the truth behind Ronaldinho's red card at World Cup 2002, get Danny's thoughts on being the victim of that infamous Thierry Henry nutmeg and find out how drinking beers and having a bath won Nigel Martyn performance of the season!But that's not all, Danny gives us the inside stories on Alan Smith and Martin Keown's England training ground fight, Leeds United's foray into the Champions League and the time Neil Heaney broke Mauricio Taricco's nose in the Ipswich players' lounge.Plus, you fail to reveal to the winners of the last episode's competition because Pete forgot to print the names out, but we do give you the chance to win more Soccer AM merch and a random retro football shirt. Listen out for the secret footballer's name somewhere in the podcast and email it to for a chance to win!
30/04/181h 13m

Leon Osman | Everton's one club man, Wayne Rooney's youth team goals & driving the Carlisle team bus!

Everton legend Leon Osman joins us for episode 8 of the Soccer AM Podcast where we discuss being a one club man, Wayne Rooney's amazing youth team goals and his relationship with David Moyes!Plus, we discover the truth behind Roddy Collins' Carlisle United boxing ring, hear about the time Leon drove the team bus back from training and reveal the story behind his infamous performance of Boom! Shake The Room.But that's not all, we also unveil the winner of the Soccer AM show tickets, and let you know how you can WIN a bag of Soccer AM merch AND a retro football shirt!E-mail your stories of crazy managers to and we'll read the best ones on next week's episode!
16/04/1855m 58s

Tony Cottee | More top flight goals than Aguero, Heskey being hypnotised and a free Fiat Uno!

Everton and West Ham legend Tony Cottee joins us on the Soccer AM podcast to discuss goal scoring records, the forgotten concept of the player manager and the moment Tony realised he was playing a professional game of football against his own window cleaner!Plus, we find out about the time he was given a Fiat Uno by the PFA, discover why it's impossible to play football in Malaysian humidity and attempt to get answers to the biggest mystery in English football; was Emile Heskey hypnotised into falling over at Leicester?!Tony also reveals the reasons he left his role at Barnet, explains the secrets of Martin O'Neill's management style and tells us about his infamous scrapbook!But that's not all, we've more news on Nigel Reo Coker's taxi problems, Smithy's throwing acronyms around like they're going out of fashion (much to Pete's confusion) and we've finally gone a local Devon newspaper.Drop as an email with your best footballer stories and we'll read the best ones out on air, you may also get a prize*.*If we can find something in the cupboard worth sending to you.**Leave us a five star review on iTunes and we'll read out the best ones on the next show!**
09/04/181h 14m

Nigel Reo-Coker | Losing the FA Cup to Liverpool, disappointing Victoria Beckham and being thrown in the river

Nigel Reo-Coker joins us for episode 6 of the Soccer AM Podcast to discuss throwing players in the river at Wimbledon, meeting Puff Daddy at a David Beckham party and that famous FA Cup Final against Liverpool.Plus, we find out what it's like to captain the England Under 21s, how difficult it is play in the MLS, discover the coaching secrets of Martin O'Neill and learn of the dangers of a squeaky voiced team talk.We also chat about the lack of characters in football, what it was like to be playing for Wimbledon when they became MK Dons and address the elephant in the room; why DOES Nigel use 7 onions in his Lemon Chicken recipe?!But that's not all, Pete recalls the time his friend got Nigel Reo Coker banned from a local taxi firm, Smithy tells us about his friend Joe Cole getting confused for the footballer Joe Cole and we look for YOUR stories of pretending to be a football or getting confused for a footballer. Best ones will win Soccer AM TV show tickets, send your stories to:, WIN Soccer AM goodies by leaving us the funniest 5-star review on iTunes!
02/04/181h 8m

David Bentley | Throwing ice at Harry Redknapp, winding up David Beckham and footballers becoming Pope!?

We're in David Bentley's showroom for episode 5 of the Soccer AM Podcast to discuss throwing an ice bucket over Harry Redknapp, stealing the Blackburn Rovers hotel bus, winding up David Beckham at England training and his ex-teammate (possibly) becoming Pope!Plus, we find out about his special relationship with Fabio Capello (aka Postman Pat...), discover what it's like to be former Arsenal player at Tottenham, and hear about David's time playing in Russia.We also get deep chatting about money in football and how players need to look after their finances, and debate whether football has lost it's charm and personality.But that's not all, Pete recalls the time he was dragged around Bournemouth looking for Carlisle United legend Jimmy Glass prompting us to ask you; have you ever come across a footballer working elsewhere after retirement? Let us know:, WIN two tickets to a Soccer AM TV show recording this season by leaving us the funniest 5-star review on iTunes!
26/03/181h 2m

Ryan Mason | Harry Kane's ambitions, retiring from football & food poisoning in Yeovil

Former Hull and Spurs midfielder (and best dressed guest of the series) Ryan Mason joins us in the meeting room to discuss his retirement from football, Mauricio Pochettino's influence on his life and growing up with Harry Kane as a teammate!Ryan also discusses the dangers of living on his own at 18 years old in Yeovil, explains why Tim Sherwood is one of the best coaches in England, reminisces about an unsuccessful transfer to French side Lorient and reveals his initiation song of choice! Plus, Smithy unleashes his inner Spurs fanboy to find out about the REAL Poch, and Pete shows he's not at all bitter about Ryan scoring a 30-yard lob against Exeter almost 10 years ago.And that's not all! We also reveal the answer to last week's trivia teaser (6 non-English Euro 96 squad members who've manager in the Premier League), provide therapy for Pete in the in the wake of his phone theft (by bringing it up in every episode) and accidentally reveal next week's top secret guest!Remember to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, plus leave a rating and a review. We'll read out the best ones on the next episode!You can also email us;
19/03/1852m 51s

Steve Howey | Gazza's dentist chair, Kevin Keegan's faith healer and winding up Sylvain Distin

Newcastle legend and Euro 96 squad member Steve Howey joins us in a hot, stuffy meeting room for episode 3 of the Soccer AM Podcast!Despite still suffering from the tale end of illness, Steve tells many tales of Paul Gascoigne's antics during Euro 96 and the preceding tour of Hong Kong. We hear the truth about the infamous dentist's chair celebration, what Terry Venables said to Gareth Southgate after his penalty miss and how a pot hole ruined Steve's chances of playing in the tournament.But it's not all Euro 96, we also hear about Kevin Keegan's attempts at speaking Spanish to Faustino Asprilla, Alan Shearer's visit to a faith healer, Richard Dunne's neighbourly disputes with Sylvain Distin and speculation on the REAL reason behind Gazza, Ray Parlour and Steve's exclusion from Glenn Hoddle's World Cup 98 squad.PLUS! We reveal the answer to last week's Arsenal related trivia question, challenge you to name the 6 non-English players from Euro 96 who went on to become managers in the Premier League, and discover a colossal blunder regarding the show email address!Remember to subscribe to us on iTunes and to leave a review + rating!

Shaun Goater | Eating burgers with Robbie Fowler, out-negotiating Alex Ferguson and talking to the Queen | Episode 2

Feed the Goat and he will score!Episode 2 of the Soccer AM Podcast sees Smithy and Pete meet up with Manchester City legend Shaun Goater MBE in an unnamed hotel in Heathrow!We hear about the time Shaun out-witted Sir Alex Ferguson during contract negotiations, when Richard Dunne turned up to training after an all-nighter and how Robbie Fowler got away with eating a McDonalds in front of Kevin Keegan.Also, did Shaun discover whether the Queen prefers Man Utd or Man City when he received his MBE? Did he ever meet the Chuckle Brothers whilst playing for Rotherham? And what ACTUALLY happens on Shaun Goater Day in Bermuda?!PLUS! Smithy talks the time Barry from Eastenders accidentally appeared on Soccer AM and Pete's back with the trivia teaser answers and yet more boring podcast admin.Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes and leave us a review + rating. We'll read out the best ones on the next episode!
05/03/1853m 9s

Clinton Morrison | Roy Keane's World Cup tantrums, bed shopping with mum and uncooked pizzas | Episode 1

Former Republic of Ireland, Crystal Palace, Birmingham and Coventry forward Clinton Morrison joins us for our first episode! Clinton reveals what really happened with Roy Keane's World Cup 2002 departure, how it feels to be on the wrong side of Neil Warnock and admits to an embarrassing incident with a frozen pizza. He also tells us about bed shopping with his mum (whilst live on Sky Sports News), upsetting Mick McCarthy on their first meeting and doing the Riverdance on the roof of Michael Flatley's limo!Subscribe to the Soccer AM Podcast so you don't miss an episode!
24/02/1857m 46s

Soccer AM Podcast | A taste of what's to come!

Would you believe it?!? We're launching a podcast, and our very first episode will be out on Saturday!In each episode Smithy and Producer Pete will be talking to a different legend of the game to go through their career with a fine football shaped tooth-comb and extract all the classic stories and tales you want to hear!On top of that we'll be re-watching, reviewing and retrospectivising* classic moments from the game's history** and AND testing your knowledge with our impossible*** football trivia teaser!Don't miss an episode! Subscribe to us on iTunes, Acast or whatever your podcast platform of choice is!*Not sure if that's a real word.**Providing that we can find them in the Sky Sports library.***The trivia quiz will be hard but not actually impossible.
20/02/184m 27s
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