February 19, 2018
Si Ferry gets a blether with Scotland internationalist and former Celtic and Hearts striker, Tony Watt.
In a very open and honest interview, Tony talks about the many highs experienced in his career so far including his debut for Celtic, playing with and under some of his idols and of course his famous winner against Barcelona in the Champions league.
He also discusses some of the challenges he's faced in his time as a professional and his plans for the future as he looks to get back to playing regular football again in order to make the most of his gifted talent.
February 13, 2018
John Rankin joins the boys for this week's instalment of the Keeping the Ball on the Ground Podcast in association William Hill.
February 12, 2018
In Part 2 of our chat with Alan Stubbs, the defender discusses the latter end of his Celtic career which saw frequent managerial changes between Dr Jo Venglos to John Barnes and Martin O'Neill.
Alan also provides a detailed insight into the difficulties he experienced during that time period after being diagnosed with cancer and tells us the full story of how he managed to fight his way back to full health to play professional football again.
The chat then moves onto his move back to his boyhood club, Everton as he talks us through some of the characters he played with including Gazza, Wayne Rooney and Open Goal favourite, Tommy Gravesen!
Finally, we take time to focus on his reign as Manager of Hibs which saw him navigate the club to the most famous victory in their history as they won the William Hill Scottish Cup for the first time in 114 years.
February 5, 2018
Si Ferry sits down with a man who played a vital role in a defining era for Celtic as they began to challenge for Scotland's top honours again and managed to stop rival Rangers from winning 10 League Titles in a row.
In Part 1, Alan Stubbs talks us through those early years at Celtic and gives us an excellent insight into the characters he shared a dressing room with including Paolo Di Canio, Pierre Van Hooijdonk, Henrik Larsson, Tommy Johnson and many more as well as providing thorough detail into the iconic season when Celtic stopped the 10 in 1998.
January 30, 2018
This week we're joined by the King of the Transfer Deadline Day, Jim White who talks us through the ins and outs of his role in one of the stand out days in the footballing calendar, some of his most memorable days on-air and of course all the latest transfer news from the man himself!
January 29, 2018
In Part 2 of our interview with Rangers legend, Arthur Numan, the Dutchman gives Si a thorough insight into his Rangers career from beginning to end.
He discusses the surreal experience of sitting in with the fans when Rangers clinched the title at Celtic Park in a dramatic game which involved referee Hugh Dallas being struck by a coin.
The chat also goes into Arthur's regrets over the club's European performances during his time as well as how he felt during the transition from his mentor Advocaat's reign to Alex McLeish taking over as Manger which led to a fitting farewell for Arthur as the club achieved a treble in his final season which included a dramatic final day title race with Celtic.
January 24, 2018
We kick off Part 1 of our chat with Holland internationalist and Rangers legend, Arthur Numan discussing all things growing up in Holland, working his way up the ranks to play for PSV and represent his country at multiple major tournaments and his move to Rangers including his early experiences at the Ibrox club as well as his relationship with the local hero, Barry Ferguson.
January 23, 2018
This week on the Open Goal Podcast - Keeping the Ball on the Ground we're joined by Gerry McCabe for some laughs about old team night's out on getaways abroad as well as the search for Scotland's new manager and the Brazilian great Ronaldinho's decision to retire.
January 16, 2018
The boys are back with the first podcast of 2018 and are joined by former Motherwell, Dundee, Bristol City and Rovers forward, David Clarkson who will be discussing all the latest topics in football with Mark Guidi and Simon Ferry.
January 16, 2018
In part 2 of our chat with Kolo, the Ivorian discusses his move from Arsenal to Manchester City and his motives behind the transfer.
He tells Si of his experiences with the managers he played under at the club as well as the players as the club were transitioning from a middle of the road team to Premier League winners.
Kolo also speaks fondly of his time at Liverpool where he first met Brendan Rodgers and reflects on the season they came agonisingly close to winning the title for the club.
He also speaks about his recent move to Celtic and how he was determined to prove doubters wrong that the club could replicate his achievements at Arsenal and go the full season unbeaten.