Proper Football With Stuart Pearce
By BBC Radio 5 live
How did Gazza shock holiday makers at a hotel during the World Cup? Did Brian Clough have his favourites at Nottingham Forest and what was it really like playing for West Ham under Harry Redknapp with Paolo Di Canio and Razor Ruddock? Nottingham Forest and England legend Stuart Pearce reveals all to Kammy and Ben in the latest episode of the Proper Football Podcast.
He explains why he used to turn out on Sunday mornings for his mate’s football team as a Russian goalkeeper called Yak Jensen and how it came to an abrupt end. He also tells the guys how he was tapped up, during a match, by the Forest physio about a move to the City Ground and an unforgettable first phone call with Brian Clough. Along the way, he reveals what a Cloughie team talk was really like and what made him a managerial genius and he takes us back to Euro 96 and why he decided to take that penalty against Spain.
He also recalls his days at West Ham: what the real story was behind him trying to run off a broken leg, why he loved and hated Upton Park during his career and a game which included 9 goals and an epic Di Canio tantrum.
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