I Had Trials Once...

I Had Trials Once...

By I Had Trials Once...

I Had Trials Once... is a weekly football podcast and YouTube show hosted by Gaz Seddon and Jordan Hulme, featuring a range of guests from Premier League to Non-League, sharing stories, talking through careers and much more! 

Episodes

Antoni Sarcevic | The TRUTH about Bolton, Rivalry with Wrexham & Stockport promotion parties!

I Had Trials Once is back again for another episode...This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Crewe, Fleetwood, Shrewsbury, Plymouth, Bolton, Stockport and now Bradford midfielder...Antoni Sarcevic!Antoni sits down with the boys to openly discuss his Bolton Wanderers exit for the very first time.The last time Antoni was on the pod he had just signed for Bolton, he talk to Jordan & Gaz about becoming the captain & the pride of winning promotion from League 2.Antoni then openly discusses what went wrong and how his shock exit came about before eventually joining Stockport where he achieved promotion from the National League to League One in just 3 seasons.Finally Antoni discusses what it&aposs like for a non-league player to be selected for England C, who he played with and how that differs from the first team.
21/05/241h 14m

George Ray | Defending against Harry Kane, The Non-League footman & a Roy Cropper parody account!

I Had Trials Once is back again for another episode...This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Crewe, Exeter, Tranmere, Leyton Orient and current Barrow defender...George Ray.The boys talk everything from unique football side hustles to representing Wales at under 21 level.They then discuss the early days coming through at Crewe Alexandre with the likes of Perry Ng before becoming one of the only players to make their professional debut at Wembley!George then openly discusses the emotional rollercoaster of being a professional footballer and how he dealt with various different managers before almost quitting the game entirely at the age of 26.Finally George talks about how he created the famous Roy Cropper parody account on twitter whilst also playing against a young Harry Kane whilst playing for Wales U21s.
23/04/241h 7m

Gareth Evans | Steve Evans' sausage rolls, Phone calls with Sir Alex Ferguson & 'Idiot' Derek Adams!

I Had Trials Once is back again for another episode...This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Bradford, Rotherham, Fleetwood & Portsmouth winger...Gareth Evans.The boys talk everything from being labelled a wonderkid by Sir Alex Ferguson to swapping the football league for non-league.They then discuss the early days at Bradford City, THAT viral penalty miss against Accrington & Why there is something seriously wrong with the club.Gareth then reveals his various run ins with former Rotherham manager Steve Evans and how the Stevenage manager loves a Sunday morning sausage roll & irn bru.Finally Gareth then talks about his big move to Portsmouth, Winning the league two title before eventually making his return to Bradford.
16/04/241h 38m

Daz Green | Issues with Dietmar Hamann, Chasing Carlos Tevez & Football's biggest wind up merchant?

I Had Trials Once is back again for another episode...This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Stockport, Barrow, Bamber Bridge & Ramsbottom winger...Daz Green.The boys talk everything from winding opposition players up on the pitch and getting into their heads to clashing with managers.They then discuss early days in football, Initial struggle at Crewe Alexandra and playing under the current England assistant manager Steve Holland.Daz reveals the pranks players would play on each other, Collapsing in training and being rushed into hospital & Finally Daz then talks about the time he had a run in with former Liverpool & Man City midfielder Dietmar Hamann during a friendly and how he once chased Carlos Tevez off the pitch trying to get his shirt after a game.If you&aposre a fan of our non-league episodes then you&aposre in the right place! 
09/04/241h 2m

Dean Furman | From Oldham to AFCON, Playing against Neymar & Swapping shirts with Iniesta??

I Had Trials Once is back again for another episode...This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by South African cult hero and current Warrington Rylands player manager...Dean Furman.The boys talk everything from the growing up in South Africa to coming through the ranks and training with the first team at Chelsea.They then discuss Dean&aposs international career and how he became a South African cult hero and captaining the team in the African Cup Of Nations.Dean then talks about the decision to leave Oldham and how it felt to finally win a league title with Doncaster and play in the Championship. Finally Dean reveals how he initially struggled with the switch to semi-professional football and how he became the player/manager of Warrington Rylands after another IHTO guest, Michael Clegg left for Macclesfield.If you&aposre a fan of our non-league episodes then you&aposre in the right place! 
26/03/241h 17m

Best Of The Best Special | Mike Phenix, Liam Dickinson, Danny Higginbottom & More!!!

This week there sadly isn&apost a video episode because Jordan is getting a trim at Legoland so instead we thought we&aposd treat you to a best of the best special.Featuring hilarious throwback stories our day one listeners will remember from the likes of Mike Phenix, Nicky Adams, Danny Higginbottom and more! Like when Danny Higginbottom revealed Tony Pulis used to drop his Stoke City players if it was too windy. Or the time when Stockport County manager Jim Gannon refused to do a SkySports post match interview because they hadn&apost come around to his house to fix his Sky TV box. And finally what it was actually like working for the class of 92 when Johnno & Bernard managed Gaz & Jordan at Salford City. If you&aposre a fan of our non-league episodes then you&aposre in the right place!
19/03/241h 13m

Marc White | The ACTUAL Cost of Owning Dorking Wanderers, Managing His Mates & Non-League Stories!

I Had Trials Once is back again for another episode...This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by the owner, steward, kit man, manager, scout and new non-league legend...Marc White.The boys talk everything from the creation of Dorking Wanderers and how they have risen from the 17th division to the National League.They then take a detailed dive into what it actually takes to be a football club owner and just how much money goes into funding a fifth-tier team.Marc then openly talks about Dorking&aposs struggles this season in the National League and why he believes they will keep their record of never being relegated and survive the drop this season.Finally, Marc reveals he has officially become the joint manager of another team which he&aposs taking a keen interest in...If you&aposre a fan of our non-league episodes then you&aposre in the right place! 
12/03/241h 22m

Aaron Wilbraham | Carlton Palmer's big time shouts, Manager clashes & Scoring in the Premier League

I Had Trials Once is back again for another episode...This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by one of the only players to score in four different decades and in the top four English leagues...Aaron Wilbraham.The boys talk everything from being Carlton Palmer&aposs big time shouts to running through a thorn bush for Martin Allen.They then take a detailed dive into Aaron&aposs career from scoring a debut goal for Stockport against Manchester City, Issues with Karl Robinson at MK Dons and finally reaching the Premier League...and scoring!Finally they chat about THAT goal that kept Bolton in the Championship as well as moving into management and being Steve Cotterill&aposs earpiece.If you&aposre a fan of our non-league episodes then you&aposre in the right place! 
05/03/242h

Andrew Teague | Playing with Graham Potter, Becoming a Chorley legend & Jon Parkin's traffic tissues

I Had Trials Once is back again for another episode...This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by one of the toughest non-league defenders and Chorley FC legend...Andrew Teague.The boys talk everything from being teammates with former Brighton & Chelsea manager Graham Potter to Jon Parkin&aposs traffic tissues.They then go into detail about spending almost a decade at Chorley FC, stepping into the world of management & how loans work in Non-League.Finally they chat about picking up and recovering from freak injuries and the positive impact of Paul Ince&aposs excellent man management.If you&aposre a fan of our non-league episodes then you&aposre in the right place! 
27/02/241h 11m

Gary Stopforth | Meeting Gareth Southgate, Sunday League football & Setting the record straight

Another week...another I Had Trials Once episode!This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by our most requested returning guest...Gary StopforthThe boys talk everything from setting the record straight about THAT night in Clitheroe and life in football since the first podcast appearance.They then go into detail meeting Gareth Southgate, the issues with being a player-manager & the impact covid had on the football world.Finally they chat about Gary&aposs new venture into the world of Sunday league pub football and how teams try and play out from the back.If you&aposre a fan of our non-league episodes then you&aposre in the right place! 
20/02/2452m 20s

Ollie Crankshaw | The BEST pranks in football, Non-League contracts & Playing in front of no fans!

Another week...another I Had Trials Once episode!This week Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Wigan Athletic, Bradford City, Stockport County and current Altrincham player...Ollie Crankshaw.The boys talk everything from the best pranks in football to meeting Pep Guardiola in a lift & also what life was like at Wigan during THAT administration era!They then go into detail about life as a footballer, the impact of Covid and all of the differences between being semi-pro and professional.If you&aposre a fan of our non-league episodes then you&aposre in the right place! 
13/02/241h 17m

Michael Clegg | Partying with Nicolas Anelka, Why Paul Jewell is a clown & Star players disappearing

We’re BACK with another I Had Trials Once episode!Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Wigan Athletic graduate and current Warrington Rylands manager...Michael Clegg.The boys discuss everything from partying with Nicolas Anelka at his wedding to needing a life saving heart operation whilst playing for Wigan!They then go into detail about life as a non-league manager and the issues that come with it including signing Jordan on loan, His star players disappearing after winning player of the season & players missing training to butcher a cow!If you&aposre wanting some classic non-league stories, then look no further! 
06/02/241h 8m

Gary Bowyer | Working for Gary Neville, Meeting Brian Clough & How do managers actually get sacked?

We’re BACK with another I Had Trials Once episode!Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Blackburn Rovers, Blackpool, Bradford, Salford & Dundee manager, Gary Bowyer.The boys discuss everything from meeting the great Brian Clough for the first time to what that first time being sacked really feels like!They then go into detail about the turbulent times working for the Venkys, Karl Oyston & the class of 92 before chatting about strange superstitions and what relegation actually means for a football club.
30/01/241h 33m

Grant Shenton | Troy Deeney's sacking, Fighting with fans & The mysterious Non-League foot man

We’re BACK with another I Had Trials Once episode and it&aposs a belter!Jordan & Gaz are joined by former FC United, Ramsbottom, Chester and Stalybridge goalkeeper Grant Shenton.The boys discuss everything from Troy Deeney&aposs recent sacking and how much worse gets said in non-league, as well as what life as a non-league player is actually like!They then talk bust ups with the fans, signing on fees and being the only player not to be taken to Salford City with Bernard and Johnno.If you&aposre wanting some classic non-league stories, then look no further! 
23/01/241h 11m

Clayton Blackmore | Why Ronaldo is the GOAT, Gascoigne's bus crash and Jamie Carragher is an idiot

We’re BACK with the first I Had Trials Once episode of the new year!Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Manchester United, Middlesbrough and Wales star Clayton Blackmore to go over his life before, during and after football.The boys discuss everything from why Cristiano Ronaldo is superior to Lionel Messi to what it was like seeing the class of &apos92 burst into the first team at Manchester United!Later in the pod they talk Paul Gascoigne and how he once destroyed Middlesbrough&aposs brand new team bus and why Ryan Giggs was a better player than George Best! 
16/01/241h 21m

Nicky Adams & Tom Kennedy | Footballer fancy dress, Christmas parties & a BIG quiz forfeit... | Christmas Special

We’re BACK with another episode of I Had Trials Once!Jordan & Gaz are joined by two familiar faces in Nicky Adams & Tom Kennedy for an I Had Trials Once Christmas special!The boys discuss everything from footballers trying to get suspended to have more time off over Christmas to what a football team&aposs Christmas party is actually like!Later in the pod they talk what the Christmas period is like as a footballer before going head to head in quiz with the loser having to do a forfeit! 
19/12/2359m 53s

Alan Wright | Facing that ICONIC Barcelona team, Defending against Beckham & The REAL Alan Shearer!

We’re BACK with another episode of I Had Trials Once!Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Blackburn Rovers & Aston Villa left back Alan Wright as they discuss everything from playing against Barcelona to playing for Fleetwood Town.Wright also talks about trying to defend against a young David Beckham and what Alan Shearer is really like off the pitch.Alan then goes into his life after football and what it&aposs like to coach at Manchester City.
12/12/232h 10m

Neil Reynolds | Christmas BRAWLS, dating Kelly Brook & THAT Bobby Grant transfer!

We’re BACK with another episode of I Had Trials Once!Jordan & Gaz are joined by current FC United of Manchester manager Neil Reynolds as they discuss what playing non-league football is really like.Reynolds also speaks about the time his Clitheroe team got into a brawl on their Christmas party and how he accidentally ghosted Kelly Brook on a date.The guys also talk football superstitions and what really happened to Bobby Grant&aposs move to FC United?
05/12/231h 6m

Tommy Spurr | Joey Barton’s dark arts, ‘DISGUSTING’ Man City team & Revenge on Chimbonda

We’re BACK with another episode of I Had Trials Once!Jordan & Gaz are joined by former Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster, Blackburn Rovers & Preston defender Tommy Spurr as they talk Joey Barton&aposs forfeit wheel & playing against Pep&aposs Manchester City team.The former full back also speaks about his time at Sheffield Wednesday, Dean Saunders&apos hitting golf balls in his office & which player he dislikes the most in football.Tommy discusses the best players he&aposs played with, dealing with big injuries as well as what life after football looks like.
28/11/231h 22m

Paul Marshall | TRASHING Robinho's Lamborghini & who is the REAL Micah Richards?

We’re BACK with another episode of I Had Trials Once!Jordan & Gaz are reunited as they sit down with former Manchester City wonderkid Paul Marshall to discuss everything from playing for England to retiring in the 7th tier of English football.The former midfielder also talks about growing up with Micah Richards & Daniel Sturridge, Manchester City&aposs HUGE takeover, training with Carlos Tevez, Robinho & Elano as well as being tipped to be England&aposs next superstar.Paul also explains the struggles with almost becoming a first-team star at Manchester City before ending up in non-league football just 3 years later at the age of 22.
21/11/231h 34m

Calvin Andrew | Neil Warnock's Mavericks & Stealing Edgar Davids' glasses

We’re BACK with another episode of I Had Trials Once!Watch as Gaz sits down with former Luton, Crystal Palace & Rochdale forward Calvin Andrew for an incredibly open and honest chat, covering topics from both on and off the pitch.The former attacker also talks about overcoming big injuries at an early age, winning the league with Luton and playing with former Champions League winner Edgar Davids.Calvin also explains how important honesty, respect and loyalty is in football, with a special mention for his former Crystal Palace teammate Wilfried Zaha.
13/11/231h 19m

Dean Holden | Big Sam bringing the cans, Subbuteo football & Wim Hof

We’re BACK for a brand new series of I Had Trials Once!Watch as Jordan and Gaz sit down with former Charlton and Bristol City manager Dean Holden for an incredibly open and honest chat, covering topics from both on and off the pitch.The former defender also talks about his time at Bolton, Oldham, Peterborough United, Falkirk, Shrewsbury, Chesterfield and how he went on to transition into coaching and management.Dean Holden also addresses recent rumours about an imminent return to management in the EFL...
08/11/231h 44m

"WE GOT SACKED CAUSE THEY DIDN'T F***ING LIKE US" | Anthony Johnson (Part Two)

Part Two of our episode with former Salford City co-manager Anthony Johnson, alongside hosts Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme.Jonno shares his story including the reasons behind his departure from Salford City, reveals which of the Class of &apos92 is his favourite and shares his experiences of managing both Chester and Spennymoor. 
25/08/231h 37m

Scrapping with Seds & becoming Salford City boss for the Class of '92 | Anthony Johnson (Part One)

After almost 5 years of trying to get him on, one of the most requested guests finally said yes...Former Salford City and now Radcliffe Borough co-manager Anthony Johnson joins Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme for the I Had Trials Once podcast that had to become a two-parter there&aposs so much in there!Jonno talks about his playing career and the early stages of his managerial career, which resulted in him getting the job working under Premier League legend and host of The Overlap, Gary Neville and the Class of &apos92 at Salford City.Part two to follow next week!
20/08/2357m 26s

Big Sam's love for Bolton, Sacked from Prison & the England job | Sam Allardyce

A Premier League managerial legend and now podcast host with No Tippy Tappy Football, Sam Allardyce joins Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme for our latest episode of I Had Trials Once...Big Sam talks us through the good times at Bolton Wanderers, explains exactly what happened with the England job and shares plenty of stories from his playing days to how he managed to sign Jay-Jay Okocha...
13/08/231h 40m

Training with Paul Gascoigne & Pasties for Pre-Match | Nick Chadwick

Our latest I Had Trials Once guest joining Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme is former Everton and Plymouth striker Nick Chadwick.Nick shares plenty of stories from his career, from playing alongside Paul Gascoigne and Wayne Rooney at Everton to managing Jordan at Fylde... and everything in between!
06/08/231h 29m

From Marine to Man City & what Big Sam is like to work with... | Karl Robinson

Our latest I Had Trials Once guest joining Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme is Karl Robinson, who after a career in Non-League football has gone on to manager almost 700 games in the EFL and shared a dugout recently with Sam Allardyce at Leeds United.Karl discusses the reasons and behind the scenes reaction to Big Sam comparing himself to Pep Guardiola, shares plenty of stories from his Non-League days and discusses his next step in football.
30/07/231h 12m

Watching IRobot in Italian, Instagram Cowboys & 'Gifted' Mark Davies | Craig Davies

Our latest I Had Trials Once guest is former Oldham, Chesterfield, Barnsley, Bolton, Wigan AND plenty more clubs, Craig Davies!The striker talks through his career that took from the North West of England to northern Italy and back, as well as plenty of stories about managers teammates over the years...
23/07/231h 28m

Pre-Season Thailand Trips with Sven & Keith Hill's Sloggies | Tom Kennedy

This week Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme are joined by former Bury, Rochdale, Leicester City and Barnsley defender Tom Kennedy, for the latest episode of I Had Trials Once...Topics range from Kieran Trippier&aposs pinpoint accuracy in the schoolyard to playing under Sven-Göran Eriksson at Leicester, and as always, plenty in-between! 🎧 You can listen to the full episode wherever you normally get your podcasts via the link below!https://podfollow.com/i-had-trials-once#kierantrippier  #footballpodcast  #ihadtrialsonce
16/07/231h 21m

The SECRET to Neil Warnock's success & pre-season stories | Paddy Kenny

After a couple of years away, the podcast is finally back with &aposNeil Warnock&aposs son&apos Paddy Kenny kicking off the new series alongside Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme.Topics include eating pork pies during a game, almost fighting with Kevin Blackwell and what happened when Anton Ferdinand didn&apost celebrate QPR&aposs survival on the final day of the season in THAT "Agueroooo" game!
02/07/231h 21m

IHTO Extra-Time | Episode #3

An audio recording of our weekly LIVE Extra-Time pod with Gareth Seddon, Curtis Woodhouse and Nicky Adams talking all things football.The lads answered viewer questions, discussed the latest football news and of course shared plenty of behind the scenes stories from their careers...
05/03/211h 5m

IHTO Extra-Time | Episode #2

A recording of our weekly LIVE Extra-Time pod with Gareth Seddon and Curtis Woodhouse talking all things football.Gareth Seddon and Curtis Woodhouse answered viewer questions, discussed the latest football topics and of course sharing plenty of behind the scenes stories from their careers...
26/02/211h 2m

IHTO Extra-Time | Episode #1

A recording of our weekly LIVE Extra-Time pod with Gareth Seddon, Nicky Adams and Curtis Woodhouse talking all things football.We&aposre absolutely delighted to introduce the first episode of our BRAND NEW podcast; IHTO Extra Time!Gareth Seddon, Nicky Adams and Curtis Woodhouse will be taking questions, discussing the latest football topics and of course sharing plenty of behind the scenes stories from their careers...
19/02/211h 7m

Brand new LIVE podcast - I Had Trials Once (Extra Time)

It&aposs been a while but we&aposre back for 2021 with a brand new LIVE show with a twist.Gaz will be joined by IHTO legends Nicky Adams and Curtis Woodhouse to share plenty of opinions, debate the beautiful game and in true pod style, share plenty of stories...Join us LIVE on Thursday night - full info on where you can watch will be shared on our Twitter and Instagram accounts (@IHadTrialsOnce)Hope you can join us!#IHadTrialsOnce 
15/02/214m 25s

Mike Phenix | Undercover at Asda

A podcast you wouldn&apost find anywhere else...It&aposs easily one of our best episodes to date, with an I Had Trials Once legend!Mike Phenix talks us through how he spent lockdown stopping criminals and chasing cars.Enjoy! 
07/08/2051m 50s

Jamie Insall | Fight Club

Welsh Premier League side Connah&aposs Quay Nomads striker Jamie Insall is our latest guest with an incredible journey both on and off the pitch!It&aposs safe to say he&aposs had an eventful career so far and shares his story with the lads...✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: www.beer52.com/trials
03/08/2055m 11s

Antoni Sarcevic | 'Manchester Messi'

Bolton Wanderers&apos new signing Antoni Sarcevic joins us to talk about his move back to the North West after a promotion winning season with Plymouth Argyle.The journey from Woodley Sports all the way to League One, including how somebody being stuck in Ibiza led to a trial with Blackburn Rovers...✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: www.beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
21/07/201h 4m

Nicky Adams | Return of the 'Street Rat'...

Promotion specialist Nicky Adams is back for part-two, days after winning a play-off final win with Northampton Town.The first episode with Nicky has been our most downloaded yet and part two didn&apost disappoint...✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: www.beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
13/07/2045m 37s

Steve McNulty | 'It's Not The Food, It's The Booze'

One of our most popular guest announcements so far, Steve McNulty is our latest I Had Trials once guest.From coming through the youth team at Liverpool to changing room fights with our very own Gareth Seddon - it didn&apost disappoint...✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: www.beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
02/07/201h 23m

Jermaine Pennant | FHM nearly killed me!

Our latest guest is no stranger to the headlines after an incredible career on the pitch and an interesting one off it...Jermaine discusses his time at several clubs from starting his career with Arsenal to retirement with Non-League Billericay Town.✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: www.beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
19/06/201h 18m

Marc Pugh | The Foodie Footballer

QPR winger Marc Pugh AKA The Foodie Footballer is our latest #IHadTrialsOnce guest...Marc discusses a career that started at Burnley before spells with Bury, Shrewsbury Town, Hereford United before joining Bournemouth for 9 years and reaching the top level of English football under Eddie Howe.✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: www.beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
15/06/201h 8m

Jamie O'Hara | Harry Redknapp's Spy

Non-League Billericay Town manager Jamie O&aposHara joined us to talk through a career of highs and lows, which included spells at Spurs, Wolves, Fulham and Blackpool.He also discussed his time on TV show Big Brother and how Jedward aren&apost on his Christmas card list...✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: www.beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
08/06/201h 10m

Jay Spearing | Kings and Plonkers

Blackpool captain Jay Spearing is our latest I Had Trials Once guest, talking through his career including working with &aposKing&apos Kenny and one or two plonkers...We also cover his time at Liverpool, Bolton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: www.beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
01/06/201h 15m

Andy Pilley | £300,000 Helicopter Flight

Fleetwood Town chairman Andy Pilley is our latest I Had Trials Once guest, talking us through how he went from setting up a business in his bedroom, to signing and selling one of the best English strikers of recent times in Jamie Vardy.Andy also shares his thoughts on the current situation in League One and how Joey Barton will go on to be a top manager after an impressive start to his time at Fleetwood Town.ENJOY!✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: www.beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
22/05/201h 22m

Charlie Austin | Parklife

The perfect I Had Trials Once guest...Current West Brom striker Charlie Austin talks through a career that took him from non-league football all the way to the Premier League, including a few funny stories along the way...ENJOY!✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce#IHadTrialsOnce #CharlieAustin
19/05/201h 30m

Carlton Cole | Stitched up by Defoe...

Former Chelsea, West Ham and Celtic striker Carlton Cole is our latest I Had Trials Once guest.The former England international shares hilarious stories from his career, including how you should never trust Jermain Defoe...ENJOY!✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce#IHadTrialsOnce #CarltonCole
14/05/201h 34m

Ryan Lowe | 'Prada's For Promotion'

Following our first EFL manager with Gareth Ainsworth, Plymouth Argyle manager Ryan Lowe is our latest I Had Trials Once guest with his side currently third in League Two.The dilemma of planning for what league they will be in next season is discussed, with the outcome of the current season still unknown.The former Bury boss also talks about the highs and lows of his time at Gigg Lane, his relationship with owners, interviewing for the Plymouth job and much more...ENJOY!✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce#IHadTrialsOnce #RyanLowe
06/05/201h 8m

Nathan Tyson | 'The Reds To The Rams'

Former Reading, Wycombe Wanderers, Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Blackpool, Doncaster Rovers, Kilmarnock, Notts County and current Chesterfield striker Nathan Tyson is our latest #IHadTrialsOnce guest...Enjoy!✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
04/05/201h 34m

Gareth Ainsworth | 'Wild Thing'

Wycombe Wanderers manager Gareth Ainsworth is our latest #IHadTrialsOnce guest on our first ever video podcast!After a successful playing career with the likes of Wimbledon, QPR and Wycombe, Ainsworth has made a name for himself as a manager. We also find out the reason behind his nickname &aposWild Thing&apos...Enjoy!✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 8 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £5.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
28/04/201h

Curtis Woodhouse | Part Two

Part two of I Had Trials Once with former Sheffield United, Birmingham City, Peterborough United, Hull City & Grimsby Town footballer Curtis Woodhouse...After hanging up his boots following a hugely successful career on the pitch, Curtis became a professional boxer and went on to win a British title.He shares stories from on the pitch and in the ring, as well as a few additional stories you&aposll no doubt enjoy...✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 10 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £4.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
27/03/201h

Curtis Woodhouse | Part One

Former Sheffield United, Birmingham City, Peterborough United, Hull City & Grimsby Town footballer Curtis Woodhouse is our latest I Had Trials Once football podcast guest.After hanging up his boots after a hugely successful career on the pitch, Curtis became a professional boxer and won a British title.He shares stories from on the pitch and in the ring, as well as a few additional stories you&aposll no doubt enjoy - such as how he confronted a Twitter troll...✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 10 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £4.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
23/03/201h 1m

Gary Stopforth & Ben Osborn | Isolation Episode

Despite semi-lockdown, we recorded a special episode of I Had Trials Once, which included chats on the phone with Sheffield United player Ben Osborn and Chester player Gary Stopforth. The pair provided a different perspective on how they&aposre handling the current situation and what they think might happen for the remainder of the season...✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 10 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £4.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce 
20/03/2028m 55s

Brett Ormerod | 'Bins Are Round The Back...'

Former Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Southampton and Preston striker Brett Ormerod joined Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme to discuss a career that took him from working part time in a textile factory whilst playing for Accrington to playing in the Premier League.✍️ Beer52 have provided us with an exclusive link to get 10 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £4.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials---------------------------------------------------------------------------✍️ The Athletic are giving I Had Trials Once listeners a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce 
25/02/201h 47m

Liam Dickinson | Dicko's Back...

Back by popular demand, Liam Dickinson returns to I Had Trials Once for part two...The former Stockport, Derby County, Huddersfield Town and Leeds United striker has just landed from a trip to Amsterdam and has plenty more stories to tell!Our sponsor Beer52 has provided us with an exclusive link to get 10 beers and a snack for the price of the postage which is £4.95!Claim HERE: beer52.com/trials
13/02/201h 22m

Paul Linwood | 'Part Two'

Joining Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme for our season finale is one of our most popular guests in Paul Linwood.The former Tranmere Rovers, Chester City, Grimsby Town, Fleetwood Town and Salford City defender touched on several topics, including his controversial first appearance on the I Had Trials Once podcast...✍️ Our partner The Athletic are giving IHTO viewers a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce 👇
15/01/201h 7m

Liam Dickinson I 'Joey Barton’s Wallet'

New year, new pod. Join Gaz and Jordan as they speak to Liam Dickinson to find out about his &aposwild boy&apos reputation...Dickinson played for Stockport County, Derby County,  Huddersfield Town, Blackpool, Leeds United and many more clubs, scoring a winning goal at Wembley in a play-off final along the way. Find out how Joey Barton ‘squashed’ him with his wallet, the story of his time at Derby County and how he went from warming up next to Ronaldo and Nani to playing Non-League football... Oh, and finally find out about a pre-season trip to Ibiza...✍️ Our partner The Athletic are giving IHTO viewers a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce 👇
08/01/201h 30m

Tony Thompson | 'New Year Special'

Following a busy Christmas of Non-League fixtures, the pod is back for the final episode of 2019 and after a week off, Gaz is back to rejoin Jordan.A current teammate of Jordan, our final guest of the decade is Altrincham goalkeeper Tony Thompson. The guys discuss how their Christmas has been, a few Christmas stories and also discuss Tony&aposs career, which started at Rotherham United as a professional. His other clubs include Morecambe, Chester and Fylde.✍️ Our partner The Athletic are giving IHTO viewers a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽️Claim yours here! 👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
30/12/191h 21m

John Welsh | 'From Anfield to Atherton'

Former Liverpool, Hull City, Tranmere, Preston, Grimsby Town and now Non-League Atherton Collieries midfielder John Welsh is our latest I Had Trials Once guest. John&aposs stories include his experiences coming through the ranks at Liverpool and playing in their successful Champions League winning season. ✍️ Our partner The Athletic are giving IHTO viewers a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽️Claim yours here! 👇www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
20/12/191h 16m

Paul Dickov | 'That Goal at Wembley...'

This week the guys are joined by former Arsenal, Man City, Leicester City and Blackburn Rovers striker Paul Dickov. Topics include THAT famous goal against Gillingham, the impact Joe Royle had on Manchester City and beating Liverpool as manager of Oldham... Enjoy!✍️ Our partner The Athletic are giving IHTO viewers a FREE 7-day trial when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽️Claim yours here! 👇theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce
05/12/191h 51m

Danny Higginbotham | 'Hang Gliding with Sir Alex'

This week the guys are joined by former Premier League player and current Sky Sports pundit, Danny Higginbotham. They talk everything from his early days at Manchester United to his lifelong support of Jordan&aposs current side, Altrincham FC... Enjoy!
20/11/191h 29m

Dean Windass | 'Working Class Legend'

I Had Trials Once... is back with a trip to Hull to meet up with the one and only Dean Windass. The episode covers everything from his play-off winning goal to nearly attacking a certain Robbie Savage in the Players Lounge after a game. Enjoy!✍️ Our partner The Athletic are giving IHTO viewers a FREE 7-day trail when you join through our exclusive link... ⚽Claim yours here!www.theathletic.co.uk/ihadtrialsonce 👇
13/11/191h 14m

Adam Morgan | 'Brendan Rodgers' Riot Van'

This week Jordan is flying solo as Gaz is off ill. So with the help of his trusty sidekick &apos Princess&apos, he interviews former Liverpool striker Adam Morgan on the highs and lows of his career so far. They discuss everything from riot vans on tour with Brendan Rodgers, to a bust up with Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson... Enjoy
25/09/191h 19m

Gareth Seddon & Jordan Hulme | Q&A Special

This week the guys sat down for a special episode of &aposI Had Trials Once&apos, answering listener questions and discussing a range of topics ranging from who their dream podcast guest would be, to how do they apply sun cream on their own!
17/09/191h 3m

Bonus Ep | Nicky Adams on Bury FC

Three months after he first came onto the podcast, Gaz caught up with the always honest and passionate Nicky Adams to discuss Bury FC&aposs expulsion from the EFL.
30/08/1912m 29s

Lee Ashcroft | 'Loose Cannon'

One of our most popular guests Gary Stopforth stepped in for Jordan this week to co-host alongside Gaz as we welcomed former Preston, Grimsby, Wigan and Southport forward Lee Ashcroft to the pod.Topics include his time as manager of Stopforth whilst at Kendal Town, an &aposincident&apos with his managers son at West Brom and the heartbreaking situation at Bury FC.
30/08/191h 13m

Craig Dootson | 'Never Chip a Keeper'

Our latest guest to join Gaz and Jordan is goalkeeping coach Craig Dootson, who discusses his time with Liverpool Ladies and Salford City, as well as taking full blame for a club&aposs relegation. Enjoy!
14/08/191h 30m

Gary Stopforth | 'The Broken Van'

This week the guys are joined by former teammate and current Chester midfielder Gary Stopforth. Stories cover both on and off the pitch during their time together at Salford, his time in America and even smashing his van on the way to the podcast... Enjoy!
08/08/191h 33m

James Jennings | 'Paul Ince's Lock In'

Our latest I Had Trials Once... guest is current Wrexham defender James Jennings. The 31-year-old has played for Macclesfield, Kettering, Cambridge United, Mansfield, Forest Green and Cheltenham since coming through the Manchester City academy.
29/07/191h 29m

Ben Pringle | ‘Steve Evans Loves Pringles’

This week the guys are joined by former Derby County, Rotherham United, Fulham and Preston midfielder Ben Pringle, who talks about the highs and lows of his career to date.
25/07/191h 36m

Shwan Jalal | 'Guinness with Bono'

Iraq international goalkeeper Shwan Jalal joins Gareth and Jordan in this &aposI Had Trials Once...&apos episode. The 35-year-old&aposs career so far has taken him from Tottenham Hotspur to Bournemouth and to current side Chesterfield, with many other clubs in-between. Stories include as a Christmas outing to Dublin organised by Teddy Sheringham, underdog success with Macclesfield Town and playing against Real Madrid in a friendly...
21/07/191h 15m

Daniel Nardiello | 'Champ Manager Legend'

This week we’re joined by former Manchester United, Barnsley and Bury striker Daniel Nardiello, who talks about life as a youngster at Old Trafford playing alongside the likes of David Beckham and Roy Keane, to being known as the ultimate Championship Manager legend.
18/07/191h 15m

Mike Phenix | ‘Rise of the Phenix’

Gareth and Jordan are joined by former Barnsley and Southport forward, Mike Phenix. They talk about the highs and lows of his career, touching on his time playing with Jordan at Salford and also his more recent off the field issues, resulting in an early retirement. Enjoy! 
02/07/191h 23m

Gareth Seddon & Jordan Hulme | 'Pre Pre-Season'

I Had Trials Once... is officially back for series two! After a month away, Gareth and Jordan give us an update on what they’ve been up to, from traveling across Thailand to making summer signings, as well as sharing some brilliant pre-season stories from their careers. Enjoy! 
27/06/1959m 29s

#7 Nicky Adams | 'Street Rat'

This week Gaz and Jordan are joined by Bury winger Nicky Adams. The 32-year-old lifts the lid on the current situation at Gigg Lane, and shares some hilarious stories from his distinguished career in the Football League.
22/05/191h 21m

#6 Paul Linwood | 'Aston Martin in League One'

Our latest guest is former Tranmere, Chester & Fleetwood defender Paul Linwood, who shared some fantastic stories ranging from playing with Jason McAteer in League One to sharing Pringles with his teammates...
15/05/191h 5m

#5 Jason Jarrett | 'Dave Whelan's Butler'

This week Gareth and Jordan were joined by former Salford City teammate Jason Jarrett, with stories ranging from his experiences as an apprentice at Blackpool to playing Dave Whelan and his butler at Tennis in Barbados...
07/05/191h 10m

#4 Lee Fowler | 'More Clubs Than Tiger Woods'

A former teammate of Gareth Seddon, current Ilkeston FC manager Lee Fowler is the latest podcast guest, talking us through a career which saw him play for over 20 clubs under several big name managers including his footballing &aposdad&apos Dean Saunders.
30/04/191h 21m

#3 Andy Payton | 'The Padiham Predator'

Former Hull City, Celtic and Burnley striker Andy Payton joined Gareth and Jordan to discuss the ups and downs of football, from a fantastic playing career to the issues that come with life after retirement.
25/04/191h 33m

#2 James Poole | 'Nobby's Trumpet'

A current teammate of Jordan at Altrincham, James Poole is our first &aposI Had Trials Once...&apos podcast guest talking all things Man City, Hartlepool, Altrincham and Nobby Solano!
17/04/191h 17m

#1 Gareth Seddon & Jordan Hulme | 'Confetti on a String'

I Had Trials Once... is a new weekly football podcast hosted by two of the most recognisable non-league strikers from recent years; Gareth Seddon and Jordan Hulme. The pair, who played together at Salford City under The Class of &apos92 ownership, will be joined by different guests each week, sharing stories you won&apost find elsewhere...
08/04/1958m 30s
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