Open Goal Podcast

nb89

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Really enjoyed it. Thomas Graveson sounds like an absolute madman!

Can def tell Ferry chucked a potentially good career for the drink and a carry on which seems to be the norm for Scottish players.
Did he not get an injury which didn’t help and still causes him trouble? I’m sure it’s been mentioned.
 

Dedé Arneaux

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Don't think so.
The bold Del went round the roundabout the wrong way and totalled the motor him and another player(s) were in. IIRC there were injuries and may have been a broken leg amongst them. Happy to be corrected by anyone whose memory is less shot than mine.
 

Stevethebluenose90

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That was a great episode. Fair play to Kevin Kyle, I’ve given him some stick on here but he offered some good insight on this one. I think when he actually watches the games he knows his stuff but you can tell when he’s trying to “wing it” when speaking about games he’s clearly not seen.
 

Scott4ll

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I know they move about and film in shops and bars and stuff. Where has the last few been filmed? They are upstairs with a high ceiling. Undr the cosh one and yesterday’s with the guitarist?
 

SouthLDNBear

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Dont mind it. Ferry is a wank but he can be pretty funny, and Kyle is a fucking donkey but there's always room for a village idiot. That slane weasel is vile though.

take it for what it is, but i was surprised when barry was on a few weeks ago with halliday and they were discrediting sports science / analytics / stats etc as a "lot of shite" (halliday stayed relatively quiet on that front to be fair)

the procession of former scottish "pros" coming on talking about how MWI they would get whilst playing is pretty grim stuff at times. The game has moved on and I'd be surprised if you had Sergio Ramos on a spanish equivalent to an open goal podcast in the future talking about staying over an extra night after an away game, and then gubbing sleeping pills on the train back up the road whilst still mortal and seeing if he could stay awake longer than Toni Kroos (a Halliday anecdote from a few weeks ago)

it has its place.
 

tomvallance1983

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Dont mind it. Ferry is a wank but he can be pretty funny, and Kyle is a fucking donkey but there's always room for a village idiot. That slane weasel is vile though.

take it for what it is, but i was surprised when barry was on a few weeks ago with halliday and they were discrediting sports science / analytics / stats etc as a "lot of shite" (halliday stayed relatively quiet on that front to be fair)

the procession of former scottish "pros" coming on talking about how MWI they would get whilst playing is pretty grim stuff at times. The game has moved on and I'd be surprised if you had Sergio Ramos on a spanish equivalent to an open goal podcast in the future talking about staying over an extra night after an away game, and then gubbing sleeping pills on the train back up the road whilst still mortal and seeing if he could stay awake longer than Toni Kroos (a Halliday anecdote from a few weeks ago)

it has its place.
The Slane Weasel

that’s a bit harsh
 

cooprfc

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Dont mind it. Ferry is a wank but he can be pretty funny, and Kyle is a fucking donkey but there's always room for a village idiot. That slane weasel is vile though.

take it for what it is, but i was surprised when barry was on a few weeks ago with halliday and they were discrediting sports science / analytics / stats etc as a "lot of shite" (halliday stayed relatively quiet on that front to be fair)

the procession of former scottish "pros" coming on talking about how MWI they would get whilst playing is pretty grim stuff at times. The game has moved on and I'd be surprised if you had Sergio Ramos on a spanish equivalent to an open goal podcast in the future talking about staying over an extra night after an away game, and then gubbing sleeping pills on the train back up the road whilst still mortal and seeing if he could stay awake longer than Toni Kroos (a Halliday anecdote from a few weeks ago)

it has its place.

You're comparing top level footballers who barely get any time off to guys playing in League 1 in England mate.

There will be plenty Spanish league 1 players doing the exact same type of stuff.

Even at that, one of Ramos team mates at Real Madrid was involved in blackmailing a fellow french internationalist....
 

Queenstreetloyal

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You're comparing top level footballers who barely get any time off to guys playing in League 1 in England mate.

There will be plenty Spanish league 1 players doing the exact same type of stuff.

Even at that, one of Ramos team mates at Real Madrid was involved in blackmailing a fellow french internationalist....

Was thinking the exact same. Mental.

Compare them to even the likes of Mcginn, Mctominay etc and it will be night and day.
 

OohAhHuistra

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Dont mind it. Ferry is a wank but he can be pretty funny, and Kyle is a fucking donkey but there's always room for a village idiot. That slane weasel is vile though.

take it for what it is, but i was surprised when barry was on a few weeks ago with halliday and they were discrediting sports science / analytics / stats etc as a "lot of shite" (halliday stayed relatively quiet on that front to be fair)

the procession of former scottish "pros" coming on talking about how MWI they would get whilst playing is pretty grim stuff at times. The game has moved on and I'd be surprised if you had Sergio Ramos on a spanish equivalent to an open goal podcast in the future talking about staying over an extra night after an away game, and then gubbing sleeping pills on the train back up the road whilst still mortal and seeing if he could stay awake longer than Toni Kroos (a Halliday anecdote from a few weeks ago)

it has its place.
What exactly do like about it then ?
 

Teddy bear

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Dont mind it. Ferry is a wank but he can be pretty funny, and Kyle is a fucking donkey but there's always room for a village idiot. That slane weasel is vile though.

take it for what it is, but i was surprised when barry was on a few weeks ago with halliday and they were discrediting sports science / analytics / stats etc as a "lot of shite" (halliday stayed relatively quiet on that front to be fair)

the procession of former scottish "pros" coming on talking about how MWI they would get whilst playing is pretty grim stuff at times. The game has moved on and I'd be surprised if you had Sergio Ramos on a spanish equivalent to an open goal podcast in the future talking about staying over an extra night after an away game, and then gubbing sleeping pills on the train back up the road whilst still mortal and seeing if he could stay awake longer than Toni Kroos (a Halliday anecdote from a few weeks ago)

it has its place.
Ramos captain's Real Madrid and Spain, Halliday was on loan at Blackpool.
 

SouthLDNBear

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Ramos captain's Real Madrid and Spain, Halliday was on loan at Blackpool.
I dont care if he was on loan at Blackpool - he was a professional player at the time and for me, pros should be looking to better themselves instead of taking the first opportunity to get fucking honking, and is indicative of why some players, particularly those who seem to appear on open goal, never reach their full potential. I appreciate that Halliday is now exempt from criticism though, given that he has left - perhaps this comment would have been better received after he appeared in our starting XI following a bad result. hey ho.

My point was a reference to the difference in mentality and perhaps there is a reason why some players dont hit a decent level consistently and take themselves to a level that they are capable of operating at. Im thinking in particular of the likes of Templeton whose appearance on open goal was littered with stories about getting minging, and the list is endless in that regard. Some car crash stuff on that show from players who didnt ever get to where they should have been - and with that in mind i can't help but question whether some of these players could have made more of their careers if they were more focused instead of defaulting to the scottish football stereotype of getting burst. This isnt solely directed at Halliday - it was an example of an anecdote which he used which seems to share similar traits to others who appear on the show.

the general mentality of scottish players is flawed and there is a reason why so few excel elsewhere when compared to other nations where the lifestyle is secondary to success. I take one look at our squad and the fact there are such limited options in terms of Scottish players as an indicator of where the general game is at up there.
 
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TibbsyBear

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I dont care if he was on loan at Blackpool - he was a professional player at the time and for me, pros should be looking to better themselves instead of taking the first opportunity to get fucking honking, and is indicative of why some players, particularly those who seem to appear on open goal, never reach their full potential. I appreciate that Halliday is now exempt from criticism though, given that he has left - perhaps this comment would have been better received after he appeared in our starting XI following a bad result. hey ho.

My point was a reference to the difference in mentality and perhaps there is a reason why some players dont hit a decent level consistently and take themselves to a level that they are capable of operating at. Im thinking in particular of the likes of Templeton whose appearance on open goal was littered with stories about getting minging, and the list is endless in that regard. Some car crash stuff on that show from players who didnt ever get to where they should have been - and with that in mind i can't help but question whether some of these players could have made more of their careers if they were more focused instead of defaulting to the scottish football stereotype of getting burst. This isnt solely directed at Halliday - it was an example of an anecdote which he used which seems to share similar traits to others who appear on the show.

the general mentality of scottish players is flawed and there is a reason why so few excel elsewhere when compared to other nations where the lifestyle is secondary to success. I take one look at our squad and the fact there are such limited options in terms of Scottish players as an indicator of where the general game is at up there.

Mate it’s not the High Performance podcast it’s a few boys talking shite.

Lighten up.
 

DelPiero

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I dont care if he was on loan at Blackpool - he was a professional player at the time and for me, pros should be looking to better themselves instead of taking the first opportunity to get fucking honking, and is indicative of why some players, particularly those who seem to appear on open goal, never reach their full potential. I appreciate that Halliday is now exempt from criticism though, given that he has left - perhaps this comment would have been better received after he appeared in our starting XI following a bad result. hey ho.

My point was a reference to the difference in mentality and perhaps there is a reason why some players dont hit a decent level consistently and take themselves to a level that they are capable of operating at. Im thinking in particular of the likes of Templeton whose appearance on open goal was littered with stories about getting minging, and the list is endless in that regard. Some car crash stuff on that show from players who didnt ever get to where they should have been - and with that in mind i can't help but question whether some of these players could have made more of their careers if they were more focused instead of defaulting to the scottish football stereotype of getting burst. This isnt solely directed at Halliday - it was an example of an anecdote which he used which seems to share similar traits to others who appear on the show.

the general mentality of scottish players is flawed and there is a reason why so few excel elsewhere when compared to other nations where the lifestyle is secondary to success. I take one look at our squad and the fact there are such limited options in terms of Scottish players as an indicator of where the general game is at up there.

Another one on the thread taking Open Goal far too seriously.

Calm down.
 

cooprfc

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I dont care if he was on loan at Blackpool - he was a professional player at the time and for me, pros should be looking to better themselves instead of taking the first opportunity to get fucking honking, and is indicative of why some players, particularly those who seem to appear on open goal, never reach their full potential. I appreciate that Halliday is now exempt from criticism though, given that he has left - perhaps this comment would have been better received after he appeared in our starting XI following a bad result. hey ho.

My point was a reference to the difference in mentality and perhaps there is a reason why some players dont hit a decent level consistently and take themselves to a level that they are capable of operating at. Im thinking in particular of the likes of Templeton whose appearance on open goal was littered with stories about getting minging, and the list is endless in that regard. Some car crash stuff on that show from players who didnt ever get to where they should have been - and with that in mind i can't help but question whether some of these players could have made more of their careers if they were more focused instead of defaulting to the scottish football stereotype of getting burst. This isnt solely directed at Halliday - it was an example of an anecdote which he used which seems to share similar traits to others who appear on the show.

the general mentality of scottish players is flawed and there is a reason why so few excel elsewhere when compared to other nations where the lifestyle is secondary to success. I take one look at our squad and the fact there are such limited options in terms of Scottish players as an indicator of where the general game is at up there.

Paul Gascoigne, George Best, Diego Maradona, Romario, Ronaldinho all say hi.

Tiger Woods, the greatest golfer of all time arguably, was another.

The guys had a few days off from work and had a bit of a laugh. Would I expect it at Rangers? No. Because we have so many high intensity games to play.

But let's not pretend that messing about doesn't happen at elite level.
 

SouthLDNBear

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Paul Gascoigne, George Best, Diego Maradona, Romario, Ronaldinho all say hi.

Tiger Woods, the greatest golfer of all time arguably, was another.

The guys had a few days off from work and had a bit of a laugh. Would I expect it at Rangers? No. Because we have so many high intensity games to play.

But let's not pretend that messing about doesn't happen at elite level.
I think you've pretty much nailed the point i was making in that I quite frankly wouldn't expect it at Rangers. IMO there's a mentality issue with Scottish players more generally which is why there are so few turning out for us
 

CoplandJay

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I dont care if he was on loan at Blackpool - he was a professional player at the time and for me, pros should be looking to better themselves instead of taking the first opportunity to get fucking honking, and is indicative of why some players, particularly those who seem to appear on open goal, never reach their full potential. I appreciate that Halliday is now exempt from criticism though, given that he has left - perhaps this comment would have been better received after he appeared in our starting XI following a bad result. hey ho.

My point was a reference to the difference in mentality and perhaps there is a reason why some players dont hit a decent level consistently and take themselves to a level that they are capable of operating at. Im thinking in particular of the likes of Templeton whose appearance on open goal was littered with stories about getting minging, and the list is endless in that regard. Some car crash stuff on that show from players who didnt ever get to where they should have been - and with that in mind i can't help but question whether some of these players could have made more of their careers if they were more focused instead of defaulting to the scottish football stereotype of getting burst. This isnt solely directed at Halliday - it was an example of an anecdote which he used which seems to share similar traits to others who appear on the show.

the general mentality of scottish players is flawed and there is a reason why so few excel elsewhere when compared to other nations where the lifestyle is secondary to success. I take one look at our squad and the fact there are such limited options in terms of Scottish players as an indicator of where the general game is at up there.
It’s obviously not for you mate, my advice for you is.. don't watch it!
Its a light hearted scottish podcast with some lads who love doing it. As far as I and thousands more are concerned, it’s a breath of fresh air.
 
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