The Nutmeg Podcast
A version of the Scottish football periodical for your ears. Hosted by Daniel Gray, the Nutmeg Podcast lands fortnightly and includes conversation about magazine content and in-depth interviews.
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Episode 49 – Interview: Jason Thomson
Arbroath defender Jason Thomson joins Daniel Gray for a fascinating delve into his 16-year career. Thomson gives a behind-the-scenes insight into rising though the Hearts ranks, life under Vladimir Romanov, happy times at Turnbull Hutton’s Raith and Red Lichties glory with Dick Campbell. In a candid, compelling conversation, Thomson talks about the challenges of starting a first ‘real job’ aged 31, the perils of being a lower division footballer and the anxieties faced by players as they approach their career ends.
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My Favourite Year: Pat Nevin, Chelsea 1983/84
In the third edition of our occasional series My Favourite Year, former Scotland international Pat Nevin looks back at Chelsea’s 1983/84 season with Daniel Gray. Nevin was a key part of the Blues team which won England’s Division Two playing a swashbuckling form of attacking football. Plus, the forward reflects angrily on the hooliganism and racism which sometimes marred that era, and reminisces about the music of the time. Expect mazy runs, importing square sausage to London and a lonely night in Manchester’s Haçienda nightclub.
Birthday Best: Highlights from the Nutmeg Podcast
We’ve reached 50 episodes, so we’re feeling all sentimental. Here are some of our favourite clips from the podcast, as selected by host Daniel Gray. All of them are taken from over a year ago, so if you have heard them before, you might have forgotten them; if you haven’t, here’s a taster for you to enjoy. Contributors include Christopher Brookmyre, Ron Ferguson, Ricky Ross, Hugh MacDonald, Pat Nevin, Jonathan Watson, Eilidh Doyle, Chris McQueer, Leeann Dempster, Cathy Jamieson, Stuart Cosgrove and Val McDermid.