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A series in which 90’s football aficionado Josh Widdicombe is joined by friends, and fellow 90s experts, co-host Chris Scull and ‘Director of Podcast’ Michael Marden as the trio embark on a tour of niche football topics of the period 1st January 1990 to 31st December 1999.

A series in which 90’s football aficionado Josh Widdicombe is joined by friends, and fellow 90s experts, co-host Chris Scull and ‘Director of Podcast’ Michael Marden as the trio embark on a tour of niche football topics of the period 1st January 1990 to 31st December 1999.
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A series in which 90’s football aficionado Josh Widdicombe is joined by friends, and fellow 90s experts, co-host Chris Scull and ‘Director of Podcast’ Michael Marden as the trio embark on a tour of niche football topics of the period 1st January 1990 to 31st December 1999.




James Richardson / Football Italia - S03 E01

Series 3 begins with one of the central protagonists in the cast of 90's football; James Richardson. Synonymous with a golden period of Calcio, the sight of James holding aloft a pink paper on Football Italia was as regular an occurrence as a Baggio goal. We get the gossip on all the big topics; did Paul Ince ring James up for tips on Tomb Raider? What was Elvis Costello like? And did James ever have a night out with Gazza and Jimmy Five Bellies? We’ve also got big updates on both James...


The 'Quickly Kevin...' 90s Football Quiz - S02E11

It's back! Due to what we're generously calling 'mild public demand' series 2 draws to a close with the traditional final episode - the 'Quickly Kevin 90's Football Quiz' (Complete with trademark factual inaccuracies - please don't email or tweet us about them!) We also catch up with not the real John Wark's instagram and there's news of a Quickly Kevin live quiz night at Hackney Picturehouse in January, so come along to test your pointlessly niche 90's football knowledge and a chance to...


Tom Craine discusses 'There's Only One Barry Fry: S02E09

Our guest this week is friend of the show, comedian and writer Tom Craine. The subject of discussion is the 1997 Peterborough documentary 'There's Only One Barry Fry'. The documentary features the fall and fall of Peterborough in their relegation season of 1996/97 against the backdrop of 'big personality' Barry Fry's new leadership as manager and, sort-of, chairman. Plus there's news on a John Wark fan club nowhere near Ipswich and the social media goings of Mark Kennedy.


Bonus stuff! (We're off this week)

We should have mentioned it last week, but we're on holiday this week. To make up for that, please enjoy this cover of the seminal, 90s football classic 'Three Lions' by twitter account '@WiddicombeSings'. We'll be back next week!


Matt Forde - England in the 90's: S02E08

Back for his second appearance is friend of the show, and 90s football expert, Matt Forde. This episode, we fire up the DeLorean and take a journey through England’s tournament defining games of the 90s; a decade of heroic defeats and just plain old-fashioned defeats. There’s also an update to our Gary Mabutt / Dulux dog investigation, and Josh and Chris go head to head in the 90's Football Quiz - this week 'The Price is Right' and transfer fees.


USA 94 with Matt Lorenzo: S02E07

Our guest this week is the youngest anchor ever to host a World Cup on UK television; all round lovely man, West Ham fan and mid-nineties face of ITV, Matthew Lorenzo. Plus we catch up on developments regarding James Beattie’s Latin textbook, we finally hear from a member of the Lee Sharpe fan club and we find out what fire and brimstone Gavin Peacock has been letting off this week.


James Acaster: S02E06

Our guest this week is man who has been nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award a record breaking five times - star of Mock the Week, Live at the Apollo, Would I Lie to You and, more importantly, a former Manchester United fan, James Acaster. The subject of discussion for this episode is the documentary which made infamous its protagonist; angry Orient manager John Sitton. 22 years after Channel 4’s ’Club for a fiver’ was first aired, this week we give it a rewatch and try to figure out...


Mark Lawrenson: S02 E05

Our guest this week did it all as a player; five league titles, one European cup, one FA cup, and three league cups, as part of one of the greatest Liverpool teams ever assembled. But it was with the BBC in the 90s that Mark Lawrenson came into his own as one of the most recognisable pundits of the embryonic Premier League; all while juggling a marketing gig for Guinness and the surely nightmarish role of Keegan's defensive coach in Newcastle's most attacking period. Plus, we find out what...


Tom Parry: S02E04

Our guest this week is one third of our favourite comedy sketch troupe ‘Pappys’; it’s upper-body nudity enthusiast and massive Wolves fan, Tom Parry. The 90s were a period of medium resurgence for Wolves after a desperate period in the late 80s which saw them drop into the fourth tier of English football for the only time in their history. Spearheading that charge for Wolves was Tom Parry’s hero; Mr Steve Bull. We find out about Steve’s remarkable inclusion in the England squad for the...


Dermot Gallagher: S02E03

Our guest this week is a referee who officiated more than 1200 top level matches in his career, including the Premier League, Champions League, an F.A. Cup final and internationals, one of the most recognisable refs of his era: Dermot Gallagher. We also find out which 90s footballer runs a salmon farm, who’s flogging swimming pools in the south of France and Josh heads back to his piazza for more 90s football tittle-tattle.


Darren Anderton: S02E02

Our guest this week is Spurs and England legend Darren Anderton. Scorer of a spectacular goal in the 1998 World Cup against Colombia, winner of the 1999 League cup - and almost (still hurts) the man who scored the golden goal winner against Germany in Euro 96. We also have some exclusive gossip about Nigel Pearson’s order in a hardware store, weird shirt sponsors, plus we join Josh in another Italian piazza as he unearths more massively out of date transfer gossip.


S02E01: Frank Skinner

We’re back, we’re back… we’re finally back! This week we’re joined by a titan of 90s football; co-host of Fantasy Football, Perrier award winning stand-up comedian, lyricist of Three Lions and big West Brom fan, Frank Skinner. We cover all the main subjects; Bobby Gould as West Brom manager, England in the 90s, Euro 96, Three Lions and, of course, the show that put football fandom on the map: Fantasy Football. There’s massively outdated transfer gossip, plus we have all your...


Series 2 Preview

'Quickly Kevin, will he score?' returns for Series 2 on Monday 18th September 2018 with special guest Frank Skinner! So here's a little taster of what to expect. Join the mailing list for more information at: quicklykevin.com


The 'Quickly Kevin...' 90s Football Quiz - S01E12

As Series 1 slams to a close, we're delighted to be bringing you the first of what will eventually be a series ending tradition: The Quickly Kevin 90s football quiz. The team taking on Josh and Chris for 'the ashes of 90s football' (a burnt packet of football stickers) are friends of the show; want-away Aston Villa fan and comedian Tom Craine and Wales and Swansea's favourite funny son Ellis James. Through a range of incredibly niche questions, two teams battle for the ultimate prize; some...


Iain Dowie: S01E11

There a few 90s football faces more recognisable than our guest this week; a rare breed of clever footballer, the one and only Iain Dowie. On this show, we walk through Iain’s career, navigating the obvious points (Luton’s shirt sponsors) as well as visiting Iain’s former career in missile engineering. Plus, we discuss the notorious night in Stockport when Iain scored one of the greatest own goals ever scored, then broke his leg, all while Florin Răducioiu got some shopping done at Harvey...


Ivo Graham on Steve Bruce's 'Striker': S01E09

This week comedian Ivo Graham joins us in the studio as we focus solely on one of British literature’s greatest authors; not “old Bill Shakespeare”, but former Manchester United captain Steve Bruce. If you wander into your local book shop and head straight for the classics, it’s almost certain you won’t be confronted with the sacred text ‘Striker’ by Steve Bruce. So unlikely a career choice was it for Steve Bruce to have turned to crime fiction, that for many years, people refused to...


Nish Kumar: S01E08

This week comedian Nish Kumar joins us in the ‘Quickly Kevin…’ studio to discuss ‘Premier Passions’, the documentary series following Sunderland and then manager Peter Reid’s retrospectively harrowing attempt to establish the club as a Premier League force in the late 90’s. A fly on the wall look at how precisely NOT to run a football club, where boardroom level concerns about bathroom fixtures and Terence Conran designed stadium interiors took precedent over signing a striker capable of...


Ian Pearce: S01E07

Premier League winner Ian Pearce. Jack Walker, the SAS, Stuart Ripley... in the mid-90s Blackburn really was the place to be (if you weren't in Manchester). We met up for a chat with one of the stars of their title-winning side Ian Pearce and found out who from that team he still had in his phone, why there was a car park behind the goal at Stamford Bridge and if David Batty has gone off the grid. Plus there is huge excitement as we open an untouched packet of 1995 Merlin stickers we have...


Jim Rosenthal: S01E06

ITV in the 90s were famous for three things; Deirdre Barlow, adverts and our guest this week, Jim Rosenthal. He's covered 8 World Cups, even getting embedded with the England team for Italia 90. He was pitchside reporter the night Gareth Southgate missed in the shootout against Germany in Euro 96. And, the greatest honour of them all, once did an FA Cup draw with Graham Kelly. Plus we finally start a bespoke section that literally no-one demanded: 90s footballers spotted on water slides.


Tom Craine discusses 'The Impossible Job': S01E05

The Impossible Job is simply the greatest ever documentary about football (excluding Danny Baker’s Own Goals and Gaffs 2). A behind the scenes look at England’s failure to qualify for the 1994 World Cup it is heartbreaking, poignant and packed to the brim with Carlton Palmer. This week we sat down with comedian Tom Craine (writer of Josh and the excellent new BBC3 series Climaxed) to discuss what it was like to rewatch it 23 years on.


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