Si Ferry Meets…Scott McDonald Ep 4 - ‘Fluffing’ 4IAR, Stormy times with Mowbray, Celtic exit

September 16, 2017

In a must see 4th instatment of our series, Scott gives a phenomenal insight into the last couple of years of his Celtic career including his disappointment in losing the chance to win 4 in a row with Celtic which resulted in Gordon Strachan's exit.

He is also gives a rarely heard insight into his stormy relationship with Tony Mowbray and how he felt he was being singled out by the manager and pushed towards the exit door.


Si Ferry Meets…Scott McDonald Ep 3 - Scoring against AC Milan, beating Rangers to the title in ‘08

September 13, 2017

Scott McDonald relives his glory days with Celtic and looks back at the famous European nights he enjoyed with the club including scoring the winner against the reigning European Champions AC Milan.

He also recalls the highlight of his career in winning the league title at Tannadice in 2008 following a Herculean comeback in the last 7 games of the season which involved two massive matches against rivals Rangers.


Si Ferry Meets…Scott McDonald Ep 2 - Helicopter Sunday, Rangers Bid, Celtic & Gordon Strachan

September 7, 2017

The elephant in the room is addressed in Episode 2 as Scott gives his insight into Helicopter Sunday and what his immediate thoughts were following the game including which teammate managed to pick him up out of the chaos.

The boys also go on to chat about the bid that was received by Rangers for Scott and what his views were on a potential move to Ibrox.

However, he goes on to beam about his dream move to Celtic Park and discusses the start to his career with the Hoops as well as the excellent education he received under Gordon Strachan.


Si Ferry Meets…Scott McDonald Ep 1 - Growing up a Celtic fan, Southampton, ‘Mental’ Motherwell

September 6, 2017

In our first of five instalments with one of Scottish Football's most lethal strikers, Scott chats with Simon on his footballing upbringing in Australia which saw him catch the bug of Celtic early on through his Scottish family lineage.

He delves into first moving over to the UK and winning a contract with Southampton where he would play with the likes of Premier League legend Matt Le Tissier and eventually be managed and let go by his future Celtic manager Gordon Strachan.

This departure then leads to his move to Motherwell, where the boys have a laugh about the colourful characters that he shared a dressing room with and the chaotic culture that was present under manager Terry Butcher at the time.


Si Ferry Meets…Kris Boyd Episode 5 - Back to Killie, Disastrous 2nd spell at Rangers & the future

September 6, 2017

In our final instalment, Kris talks to Si about his return to Scotland following his time abroad and how he felt disillusioned with the game until his 2nd spell with Kilmarnock reignited his passion again.

He also goes on to discuss his return to Rangers during a controversial period for the club which saw them fail to achieve promotion from the Scottish Championship. A 'Disaster' by all accounts according to Boyd.


Si Ferry Meets…Kris Boyd Episode 4 - Madness in Turkey, Portland Timbers in the MLS

September 6, 2017

Kris talks about his bizarre experiences in Turkey following his move to Eskişehirspor with incidents ranging from his Manager ending up in jail, football corruption and men in black suits turning up to training looking for him!

He also discusses his mixed experience on the playing side after he moved to Portland Timbers but raves about the set up of the MLS as he predicts a big future for the league in the coming years.


Si Ferry Meets…Kris Boyd Episode 3 - Leaving Rangers, Scotland Retirement, Boro, Forest

September 6, 2017

The lads open Episode 3 discussing the motives behind Kris finally calling it a day with Rangers after his first spell with the club.

Si raises the subject of Scotland and why the striker chose to retire under George Burley with the reasons not necessarily related to the public perception of the decision.

The chat also takes a slight tonal shift as Kris opens up about the difficulties footballers can sometimes experience when moving clubs which he could relate to following his ill fated move to Middlesbrough.

Kris takes time however to give his analysis on what went wrong for Gordon Strachan at Boro and also talks about his positive experience playing for Nottingham Forest on loan under Manager Billy Davies.


Si Ferry Meets…Kris Boyd Episode 2 - PLG Exit, Walter Smith, Role for Gers and SPL Goal Record

September 6, 2017

In our 2nd instalment with Kris Boyd, the striker outlines his thoughts on why Paul Le Guen really stripped Barry Ferguson of the Rangers captaincy prior to his exit from Ibrox.

He discusses the dramatic change in form and culture Walter Smith had on the club which led to their many successes under the Manager with Kris' role as domestic goalscorer being emphasised by the gaffer.

Kris also pays a poignant tribute to Fernando Ricksen as well as expressing his pride on breaking the all time SPL goal record ahead of Henrik Larsson.


Si Ferry Meets…Kris Boyd Episode 1 - Kilmarnock Education, Move to Rangers, Problems under Le Guen

September 6, 2017

Kicking off our new series with the SPL’s record goal-scorer, Kris sits down with Si and talks about his tough football upbringing involving constantly testing himself against older and more physically intimidating players to ensure he could progress as quickly as possible.

He discusses his first spell with Kilmarnock and who the biggest influencers were at the club which led to his goal-scoring grabbing the attention of clubs down South as well as his boyhood heroes Rangers.

Kris also talks Simon through his early days at Ibrox along with the warning signs that were apparent when Frenchman Paul Le Guen took over from the man that signed him, Alex McLeish.


Si Ferry Meets…Aiden McGeady Episode 5 - Moving to Everton & loans to Sheff Wed & Preston

September 6, 2017

In our final episode with Aiden, he discusses finally getting his dream move to the Premier League after departing Spartak Moscow from Everton.

He tells Si about his rocky relationship with Martinez which saw him not get as much game time as he would've liked and led to the winger going out on loan.

From there he talks about the influence his new Sunderland Manager, Simon Grayson has had on his career and how he revived his form when feeling at his lowest point while playing football.