Welcome to Episode 15 of Glory Days of Gold. This week’s episode is brought to you by our sponsors Tony Ciarletta, Hendry Ireland, John Scott Neill, and James Smale.
Recorded across two continents, Glory Days of Gold brings you a regular dose of East Fife FC and Scottish football chat, with a splattering of interesting interviews, fun segments, and music thrown in along the way.
Our feature interview this week is with an absolute East Fife legend. A man who has gone down in Bayview folklore as both a player and a manager – Davie Clarke.
With two stints as manager and holding the record for the number of appearances by an East Fife player, by a long way, Davie talks about his lengthy time at Bayview from when he joined in 1968, till he left in 1987, before returning once again for a couple of brief spells around the millennium.
We get to hear the highs and lows of football at Bayview in the 70s and 80s, the real reasons he left to join Falkirk, the players he admired, the deals that got done, about playing top flight football as a player and nearly taking the club there again as a manager. Plus we find out how club legend Jim McLaren nearly didn’t become an East Fife player, what Scottish football manager did he simply detest, and so much more.
All this and we find out if Willie Brown fancies a chocolate digestive and Falkirk band Skin Deep feature in this week’s football music section Wavelength as Football Violence Awareness Month continues.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
02.25: East Fife News of the Week
05.43: Davie Clarke interview
145.40: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive – Willie Brown
152.40: Wavelength – Skin Deep – Football Violence
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