Welcome to Episode 66 of Glory Days of Gold, the East Fife and Scottish football podcast recorded across two continents.
It’s our 2021 Christmas special, as we chat about the latest news and talking points down Bayview way, interspersed with some festive fun.
As Scottish League One reaches the halfway stage, we look at the current plight facing East Fife after they drew with Peterhead and got fogged out against Falkirk. Can Steve Crawford turn things around to save the season? Can our defence stop giving up easy goals? For new players to come in, some will have to move on, who would you pick?
As we get set to enter the festive fixtures, we chat with East Fife legend Peter McQuade about some of his memories from Christmas and New Year matches he played in, plus we find out if Steve Archibald fancies a chocolate digestive and chat to him about being the first person to appear on Top of the Pops twice in an episode with two different artists, and we talk to new East Fife assistant manager Greig McDonald about his fish and chips condiments of choice.
Our feature interview this episode is with Vancouver Whitecaps’ Scottish Designated Player Ryan Gauld as we chat about his move to MLS, his new heading ability, settling in to life in Vancouver, the one way traffic system in Dundee, his international ambitions with Scotland, and more.
Plus we pick our East Fife Festive XIs, play Who Am I? and spin some festive fun tunes to top everything off.
Here’s the rundown for the main segments from the episode:
01.13: Intro chat
04.55: Where the draw in Peterhead leaves East Fife
23.25: Greig McDonald appointed assistant manager
27.39: Fish and Chips – Greig McDonald
29.40: Falkirk in the fog and the festive fixtures
43.02: Peter McQuade on Christmas and New Year matches
49.33: Christmas Wavelength – Los Campesinos! – A Doe To A Deer
58.00: Who Am I?
64.33: Anyone Fancy A Chocolate Digestive? – Steve Archibald
69.41: Christmas plans and presents chat
76.58: Have You Heard? – PG Ciarletta – 27
87.53: Top of the Pops with Steve Archibald
92.06: Ryan Gauld interview and Scotland discussion
115.15: East Fife Festive XIs
123.41: Have You Heard? – Sarah Jickling – Don’t Kill Me, Santa
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