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I know best: Episode one

I know best: Episode one

October 15, 2021

Listen in to a new podcast on the Anyone's Game feed.

'I know best' is hosted by Gordon McColm, and is a round table discussion of the best, and worst, of Scottish women's football.

Joining Gordon this week is Robbie Hanratty, Peter Quinn and Chris Toner.

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Hibernian v Hearts: Edinburgh derby special with Shannon Leishman & Claire Delworth

Hibernian v Hearts: Edinburgh derby special with Shannon Leishman & Claire Delworth

September 28, 2021

On Wednesday history will be made with the biggest ever crowd for a domestic Scottish women’s football match, with 6,000 tickets claimed for the Edinburgh derby between Hibernian and Hearts at Easter Road.

A memorable occasion calls for a memorable podcast. Robbie Hanratty and Gordon McColm are joined by Shannon Leishman of Hibernian and Claire Delworth of Hearts on this special Edinburgh derby preview podcast ahead of the huge game.

They chat: How they got into football, pick their ultimate five a side teams, discuss the added pressure of playing for the clubs they have grown up supporting, the significance of playing the derby at Easter Road, reflect on some Hibs vs Hearts memories from over the years, look into the investment at Hibs including their summer recruitment, life under Eva Olid at Hearts, the league expansion and much more.

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Scotland beat the Faroes, and it‘s almost Edinburgh derby time

Scotland beat the Faroes, and it‘s almost Edinburgh derby time

September 24, 2021

Gordon McColm and Robbie Hanratty are joined again by Jack Gillies to review Scotland’s 7-1 win against the Faroe Islands on Tuesday.

They discuss:-

  • Fans at Hampden

  • Sharing the goals

  • Dream debut for Jenna Clark

  • Jack’s admiration for Claire Emslie

  • Tougher tests against Spain and Sweden ahead

  • Pedro Martinez Losa’s tenure so far

  • And they also look ahead to a massive Edinburgh derby next Wednesday between Hibs and Hearts at Easter Road

Scotland v Faroe Islands: ‘Rachael is the best Boyle‘

Scotland v Faroe Islands: ‘Rachael is the best Boyle‘

September 21, 2021

Anyone’s Game were this week joined by Jack Gillies as we looked back at Friday’s Scotland win over Hungary and ahead to the Hampden clash with the Faroe Islands.

Robbie also chatted earlier in the week to Scotland boss Pedro Martinez Losa and defender Jennifer Beattie and we here from both.

The lads chat expectations, playing at Hampden, can Scotland match Spain’s 10-goal tally versus the Faroes, improving nations and much more.

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Hamilton ‘will do what it takes to stay in SWPL 1‘

Hamilton ‘will do what it takes to stay in SWPL 1‘

September 19, 2021

Anyone’s Game recently caught up with Hamilton captain Megan Quinn and assistant coach Bobby Watson.

They point out Accies are the only top fight club without a full-time player, coach or manager, but are determined to stay up.

They chat about their ambitions for the season, how the squad has been strengthened over the summer, Megan reacts to being appointed Accies captain, excitement for the new season, promotion last season, the challenges ahead, pioneering the way on social media, and much more.

Running the World: Christy Grimshaw & Lana Clelland

Running the World: Christy Grimshaw & Lana Clelland

September 1, 2021

Christy Grimshaw joined AC Milan in 2020 and hit the ground running by reaching the Coppa Italia final for the first time in the club’s history. Lana Clelland has been playing in Serie A since 2014 and has recently signed a deal with Sassuolo for the upcoming campaign.

Continuing the Running the World series, we’re focusing on Italy.

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What makes playing for Hamilton so special?

What makes playing for Hamilton so special?

August 27, 2021

Hamilton pair Nicola Sturrock and Lucy Sinclair look ahead to the expanded SWPL 1 season, which will include the newly-promoted Accies.

And they also reveal their five-a-side teams (or six for some…), and why playing for the Lanarkshire club is so special.

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Aberdeen back in the big time - with Francesca Ogilvie

Aberdeen back in the big time - with Francesca Ogilvie

August 21, 2021

The Anyone’s Game team voted Francesca Ogilvie as our SWPL 2 player of the season for 2020-21.

Ahead of the new league season, Robbie Hanratty caught up with the Aberdeen forward as she and her team-mates prepare to take on the top flight.

She talks golfing with Kelly Forrest, feud with Bayley Hutchison, coaching the next generation, back-to-back titles, her mum now being a director at Pittodrie, and how are the Dons going to do now they’re back in the big time?

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Rangers defensive duo Nicola Docherty & Brianna Westrup

Rangers defensive duo Nicola Docherty & Brianna Westrup

August 19, 2021

The disappointment of finishing third last season will drive Rangers on this season, Scotland defender Nicola Docherty has told Anyone’s Game.

Docherty and fellow Rangers defender Brianna Docherty joined the Robbie Hanratty for a hour-hour chat on the podcast to discuss their ambitions for club and country, and reflect on their careers so far.

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Rose Reilly - from Stewarton to the San Siro

Rose Reilly - from Stewarton to the San Siro

August 17, 2021

Rose Reilly is a footballing idol in Scotland, paving the way for young girls to play the game. Her road to stardom was blocked by hurdles, which Rose simply smashed down.

Continuing the Running the World series, this month we focus on Italy. Coming later in part two we chat with AC Milan’s Christy Grimshaw and recent Sassuolo signing Lana Clelland. In part one, Rose Reilly tells her story of how she went from the red ash pitches of Stewarton to gracing the San Siro in Milan.

In this episode she tells us about…

Being punished at school for playing football.
Told to cut her hair short and change her name to Ross.
Banned from playing for Scotland.
Overcoming an initial frosty reception from the Italian players.
Being named the best women’s footballer in the world.
Why she gave up football for a week.

 

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