Welcome to Episode 37 of Glory Days of Gold.
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.
We’re back, and so is League 1 football in Scotland by the looks of it, so to celebrate we thought we’d bring you this week’s episode a little bit earlier than usual as we chat about when we might see East Fife back in action and what the remainder of the season may look like.
Our feature interview this episode is with a father and son duo who both pulled on the famous black and gold jerseys, Peter and Paul McQuade.
Peter played for the club in the late 60s and early 70s, winning promotion with the team and was part of the last ever era where East Fife played in the top flight of Scottish football. We chat about those heady times, his career in the game, and hear some great stories along the way from the infamous stolen televisions to turning out in front of tens of thousands at the likes of Ibrox and Parkhead, and is he really Kevin Bridges’ dad?!
Paul played one season for East Fife in 2011 and talks about following in his father’s footsteps to join the club, his career as a footballer, and the injuries that sadly forced him to hang up the boots at an early age. Plus we find out how his debut at Bayview was thrown into confusion by a late showing manager and we hear some fun dressing room tales.
All of that, plus Billy Bragg features in this week’s Wavelength.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
00.04: League 1 football is coming back
15.44: Peter and Paul McQuade interview
145.59: Wavelength – Billy Bragg – God’s Football
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