Si Ferry Meets…James McFadden Episode 1 - Making it at Motherwell, Standing out, Celtic interest

October 31, 2017

Episode 1 of our 3 part series with James McFadden takes us right back to the start with the forward chatting to Si about his working class background and how that environment allowed him to develop his creative style of play and gave him his gallus approach to taking senior football head on.

He recalls some great stories from his time breaking through at Motherwell and discusses the benefit it gave him in bringing on his game at a young age compared to coming through at either of the Celtic or Rangers academies.

The boys also talk about his departure from Motherwell and how close a move to boyhood heroes Celtic actually came before he left for Everton in the Premier League.


Si Ferry Meets…Barry Ferguson Ep 3 - UEFA Cup, Scotland/Burley Boozegate, Birmingham, Clyde

October 17, 2017

In our final instalment with Barry Ferguson, the Scotland international takes us through the recovery from Paul Le Guen's departure with Walter Smith returning as Manager and bringing success back to the club.

That success includes Rangers run to the UEFA Cup Final in 2008 which Barry looks back fondly on despite the regret of the team not doing themselves justice in the end.

The conversation moves on to the infamous Scotland camp under George Burley, labeled 'Boozegate' which led to the end of Barry's Scotland and ultimately Rangers career. He talks openly and frank to Si about his perspective on the situation and what exactly happened over those few days.

The midfielder wraps up our chat by looking back on his time with Birmingham where he clinched a League Cup winners medal versus Arsenal as well as discussing his plans to get into coaching following his stint with lower league, Clyde.


Si Ferry Meets…Barry Ferguson Episode 2 - Treble, Moving to Blackburn, Rangers Return, PLG

October 9, 2017

In our 2nd instalment with Barry Ferguson, the former Scotland skipper opens up on how over celebrating Rangers' 2003 league win nearly cost them the Scottish Cup Final the following week.

He gives Si the details on how his move to Blackburn came about, his experiences with Souness and the Premier League as well as why he was desperate to get back to Rangers as soon as he made the move.

Barry goes on to give an incredible insight into the Paul Le Guen era at Rangers which saw him banished by the Frenchman during a tumultuous time at Ibrox.


Si Ferry Meets…Barry Ferguson Episode 1 - Rangers Education, Breaking into 1st Team, Captaincy

October 2, 2017

In the first instalment of our Barry Ferguson series, we sit down with one of Rangers' most decorated players to talk through what has been a rollercoaster career.

Barry talks Si through his early days at the club and how a tough but fair education from the likes of John Brown, Gazza and Laudrup influenced his strong mentality when going on to play for the Rangers first team.

He also discusses the big moments that occurred during a period which saw him become one of the top players in the country and handed the captaincy as a young man in a dressing room full of experienced internationals.


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.