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The biggest names in football, one-on-one with Graham Hunter.

The biggest names in football, one-on-one with Graham Hunter.
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The biggest names in football, one-on-one with Graham Hunter.

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Harry Redknapp: Di Canio, Kanu & The Art Of The Deal

10/16/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! Our Socios have been telling us about their favourite Big Interviews from our archive. Here's another classic with the great Harry Redknapp. I loved recording this. Harry's stories are absolute brilliant and you will hear him discuss why he ignored advice from other coaches to sign the likes of Paolo Di Canio and Robert Prosinecki. And what of the one that got away: Ian Wright? Why did Harry decline the chance to take that now-notable goalscorer on trial at...

Duration:00:42:58

Joleon Lescott: Kompany, Aguero & The Day City Won The League

10/9/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! Last week I spent an hour in the company of former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott. So what did we talk about? Well, you will hear Joleon describe the historic moment when City won the league title in 2012, as well as key players like Sergio Aguero and Vincent Kompany. And, thanks to our sponsors Bet365, you will also learn why Louis Saha was the toughest striker he ever faced. But this is only a small piece of my chat with Joleon. The full episode...

Duration:00:22:09

Robbie Keane: Berbatov, Benitez & Leaving Liverpool

10/4/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! In the second part of my chat with Robbie Keane, he describes why he believes that his partnership with former Spurs team-mate Dimitar Berbatov was the most productive of his career. And what of his time working alongside Rafa Benitez at Liverpool? Robbie talks candidly about the Spaniard's determination to turn the striker into a left midfielder at Anfield, but insists that Benitez's tactical knowledge is second to none. Robbie explains why he had to leave...

Duration:00:39:55

Robbie Keane: Me, Modric & the Hunger Games

10/2/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! In the first part of my Big Interview with Robbie Keane the former Spurs striker delivers fierce criticism of the way that bigger wages have diminished the desire of young, talented footballers to make it make it in the game. It is a subject which continues to rile Robbie and he compares the attitudes of some promising young players today with dedicated winners like Roy Keane and Luka Modric. Both of those men would feature in Robbie's dream five-a-side...

Duration:00:46:55

Benni McCarthy: Mourinho & Me

9/25/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! When we asked what your favourite Big Interviews were from past seasons of this podcast we had a lot of great, interesting responses. And one of those which grabbed our attention was about my chat with the great Benni McCarthy. This is part one: the story of when Benni first met a mysterious young coach by the name of Jose Mourinho and how they came to work together at Porto. What happened after that was historic, with Benni going on to lift the Champions...

Duration:00:34:56

Alan Smith: Wright, Wrongs & a European Cup

9/24/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! In part two of my chat with Alan Smith, the Arsenal legend takes us to Copenhagen and Arsenal's famous victory over Parma in the final of the 1994 European Cup Winners' Cup. Alan will recall the famous names among that glittering Italian side - Zola, Asprilla and Brolin to name three - and, of course, his own wonderful, decisive goal. That should have been the crowning moment of his career. But, as Alan will explain, he had by then lost his confidence and was...

Duration:00:37:06

Alan Smith: Arsenal, Anfield & The Boys of '89

9/20/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! When I sat down to chat with Alan Smith during the launch of his autobiography Heads Up we talked Arsenal icons, a title win and triumph in a European Cup final. It was so good that I have split the whole interview into two parts. So, in Part One, you will learn about George Graham, a title-winning coach at Arsenal and a man feared by many of his players. You'll hear about his laborious training methods and hair-raising team talks. And Alan also relives his...

Duration:00:45:12

Will Ronaldo Triumph From Turin? Champions League Q&A Special

9/17/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! So, last week I received questions from our Socios about this season's Champions League campaign. Today, I give my answers. I will give my reasons why Real Madrid cannot be written off despite the loss of their talismanic forward. And what of Cristiano Ronaldo? Can he conquer Europe with Juventus this season? I give my verdict here. I also take a closer look at some challenging groups - listen up Manchester United fans - and give my views on Atletico Madrid...

Duration:00:33:39

Ledley King: Davids, Defoe & Derbies at The Lane

9/13/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! Welcome back for part two of my chat with Spurs legend Ledley King. You are about to hear all about his time at White Hart Lane - his team-mates, managers and, of course, those captivating London derbies under the lights. We begin by being introduced to Edgar Davids, who proved to Ledley that he was a born winner. And Ledley also describes how Juande Ramos ordered his Spurs players to lose weight ... well, almost all of them. You will also hear about matches...

Duration:00:31:16

Ledley King: Terry, Cole and the Greatest School Team You've Never Heard Of

9/10/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! By now Ledley King must be sick of talking about the injuries that shortened his career. Instead this Big Interview is about where he came from: the neighbourhood, the people, the places he learned to play football. You will hear about Ledley's school team rivalry with Ashley Cole, his neighbour growing up, and how a small boy called John Terry used to boss his Sunday League youth team around - as a midfielder! And, of course, Ledley discusses the type of...

Duration:00:43:41

Will Messi Miss Ronaldo? Q&A Special

9/3/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! And I'm back with the second half of my La Liga Q&A special episode, featuring some fascinating questions from some of our Socios. I talked a little about Lionel Messi in Part One and I return to the Barcelona star here to discuss how he will handle being captain at the Camp Nou. I also give my views on whether or not he will miss going mano-a-mano with Cristiano Ronaldo. And I take a closer look at Real Madrid's summer transfer business and discuss how...

Duration:00:59:33

Messi, the Mestalla and a Mean Diego Costa: Q&A Special

8/31/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! Well, here it is: the first part of the inaugural Q&A episode of the new season. We asked our wonderful Socios for their questions about this campaign in Spain and they didn't disappoint. From queries about Atleti's title credentials; top talents to look out for; and Messi's chances of ruling over the rest of La Liga, I answer them all here. There's also a special question about the La Liga clubs' prospects in the Champions League which comes from our...

Duration:00:48:28

Gary Neville: Analysing the Analyst

8/30/2018
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Our Socios spoke. We listened. We asked them to tell us what their favourite Big Interviews were from past seasons of this podcast and why they enjoyed them so much. One of the most popular choices was my chat with Gary Neville, a former Manchester United captain, current TV pundit and, most importantly, a fascinating and engaging character. In this Big Interview, we discuss cricket, United and what makes Gary one of the most respected pundits around today. I remember recording this...

Duration:00:48:44

Christian Fuchs: Inside Vardy's House Party

8/23/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! Welcome back for Part Two of my Big Interview with Leicester City's league-winning left back: Christian Fuchs. In this section he takes us back to that incredible campaign of 2015-16, when he was part of a Leicester side which defied the odds and won the Premier League title. You'll hear about the incredible tension Christian felt as he joined his team-mates at Jamie Vardy's house to watch the match which confirmed them as champions, Chelsea v Tottenham. He...

Duration:00:39:47

Christian Fuchs: Rubbing Shoulders with Raul

8/20/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! It's time for another Big Interview and this one is with Leicester City player - Premier League winner - Christian Fuchs. It was such a fun interview. In Part One, Christian talks about his hero Dietmar Kuhbauer and being bullied by the veteran as a teenager at the SV Mattersburg. Listen to why Christian believes that tough love approach is now missing from the game. He also played alongside Raul at Schalke and Christian will introduce you to the man he...

Duration:00:29:56

European Super Cup Preview: Godin, Griezmann & a Good Summer for Simeone

8/14/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! All eyes will be on Tallinn on Wednesday evening, where city rivals Atleti and Real Madrid will compete for the European Super Cup. In this special preview episode I take a close look at the two clubs and determine who will be happier with their summer transfer business. For Atleti, the fact that Jan Oblak, Antoine Griezmann and Diego Godin are all still in red and white can be regarded as significant successes, while Madrid have brought in a new manager and...

Duration:00:34:56

Rafael van der Vaart: Me, Modric And My Move to Spurs

8/14/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! This is the second part of my chat with Rafael van der Vaart - an interview which I first released at patreon.com/grahamhunter My chat with Rafa was made available for our Socios first, in full and ad-free, alongside Big Interviews with the likes of Ledley King, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe. Subscribe now and you can access hours of exclusive content instantly. In this interview you will hear Rafa describe "the best decision" of his career - a move to Spurs...

Duration:00:26:47

Rafael van der Vaart: Silva, Sneijder and the Perfect 10

8/13/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! This is the first part of my chat with Rafael van der Vaart - an interview which I first released a year ago at patreon.com/grahamhunter My chat with Rafa has been available for our Socios in full and ad-free for the last 12 months, alongside Big Interviews with the likes of Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe. Subscribe now and you can access hours of exclusive content instantly. In this interview you will hear Rafa praise creative players like Wesley Sneijder...

Duration:00:29:13

Quinton Fortune: The Two Ronnies

8/10/2018
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Hello Big Interview listeners! You are about to listen to an extract from by chat with former Manchester United midfielder Quinton Fortune. He describes how the United squad used to tease Cristiano Ronaldo relentlessly - driving the Portuguese on to become the true great that he is today - as well as what it was like to make his Atletico Madrid debut against Brazil superstar Ronaldo. This episode is available in full and ad-free at patreon.com/grahamhunter. Sign up now and you will unlock...

Duration:00:21:50

Supercopa Preview: Machin, Morocco & The Curious Case of Malcom

8/9/2018
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Hola Big Interview listeners! The shiny new Spanish football season begins in earnest on Sunday night when Sevilla face FC Barcelona for the Supercopa ... a match which is to be held in Tangier. In this special preview, I explain why the clubs are to meet in Morocco as well as the controversy which surrounds this fixture. And I will also examine the summer business conducted by both sides - introducing you to new faces like Arturo Vidal - and predict what kind of encounter we can expect to...

Duration:00:35:01