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It’s the week in which Nicola Sturgeon called in the Army to help the stretched ambulance service cope with demand. Boris Johnson rearranged his cabinet and the impact of the SNP’s deal with the Greens started to hit home. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just go to https://www.thecourier.…
 
This isn’t a normal episode of Twa Teams, One Street. Football’s been away for so long, and getting fans back into the grounds for the derby last weekend felt like an important moment to celebrate. We wanted to capture the magic of getting football back, and so we clipped a mic to a fan as he headed into the ground for this most special of city clu…
 
This isn’t a normal episode of The Courier Talking Football. Football’s been away for so long, and getting fans back into the grounds for the derby last weekend felt like an important moment to celebrate. We wanted to capture the magic of getting football back, and so we clipped a mic to a fan as he headed into the ground for this most special of c…
 
The Dundee derby has been and gone - Dundee United were the victors thanks to Ian Harkes' late strike. Tom Duthie is back and he's joined this week by George Cran and Graeme Finnan to discuss what the result means for both the Tangerines and the Dark Blues.By DC Thomson Media
 
This week, after Aberdeen’s winless run extended to seven games against St Johnstone, we discuss why the goals have dried up for the likes of Christian Ramirez, and just how ex-Red Stevie May managed to get the ball in the Dons' net. Ross County keep feelgood factor going as slightly more favourable fixtures arrive. Could Ashley Maynard-Brewer be t…
 
Craig Connelly has been there, done that and got the Ryder Cup winner's T-shirt, so who better to give us the lowdown on the match ahead of this week's clash at Whistling Straits? The Glasgow man discusses what it was like to have a front-row seat as Martin Kaymer completed the 'Miracle at Medinah' in 2012, the "bile" spewed by some spectators, and…
 
This very special, bonus episode of the award-winning bunkered Podcast – brought to you in association with Motocaddy - comes live from Adare Manor in Ireland. Michael and Bryce travelled to the Limerick resort, the host venue for the 2027 Ryder Cup, to see and hear how it is preparing to welcome the biggest event in golf. They speak to Director of…
 
Can Dundee’s team of maverick attacking talents get a rare Tannadice victory? Is James McPake winning the pre-match mind games? And will Tam Courts try to take the emotion out of the occasion and turn it into a tactical battle that suits his strengths? All these Dundee city derby issues and more are on the agenda in this week’s podcast with Jim Spe…
 
In this week’s episode, the panel discuss Caley Thistle’s superb start to the season, with five wins from five taking them to the top of the Championship. There’s also Ross County striving to find their best 11, while Aberdeen struggle to find a way out of their six-game winless run. The Dons women, however, are in buoyant mood after picking up the…
 
The Twa Teams boys may have lost Caldo but they've found another presenter down the back of the Tele couch. Did we get a good deal, though? Tom Duthie returns to the hotseat ahead of the mouth-watering derby clash this weekend. And he's joined by football writers George Cran and Ewan Smith to figure out who will come out on top at Tannadice.…
 
With the Ryder Cup just around the corner, where better to record this week's episode of The bunkered Podcast than the spectacular 2027 host venue, Adare Manor? Michael and Bryce travelled to Ireland to discuss how the two sides are shaping up for Whistling Straits. Have the Americans already given themselves a black eye with the way they've gone a…
 
In Leigh Griffiths, James McPake made a signing for Dundee that has raised expectations. In this week’s Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson discuss the extra pressure recruiting the division’s most talented goal scorer puts on his manager and the importance of beating bottom side, Livingston. The games before the D…
 
It’s the week in which Holyrood heard the SNP-Green programme for government, and opposition parties were less than impressed. We take a look at the highs and lows, and get to grips with Scotland’s new covid passport scheme. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just go to https://www.thecourie…
 
This week, with the international break behind us and the Dons set to come back with renewed purpose and ready for three winnable games to close out September, we ask: what is Stephen Glass’ best 11 now? Meanwhile, what does success looks like for Aberdeen Women in SWPL1? Plus, like Aberdeen, Ross County will be looking to come back from two weeks …
 
Olé, Olé, Olé, Olé! Europe has successfully defended the Solheim Cup after yet another action-packed edition of the best event in women's golf. On this week's episode of The bunkered Podcast, Michael and Bryce reflect on a phenomenal week at Inverness Golf Club, lavish praise on captain Catriona Matthew and look back on *that* rules fiasco. Whilst …
 
It’s the week in which we publish our 100th show, the Scottish Parliament got back down to business, and Courier editor David Clegg shares the best bits of his new book on just what went down between Salmond and Sturgeon. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just go to https://www.thecourier.c…
 
On this week's episode, Calum, George and Graeme discuss Leigh Griffiths' sensational return to Dundee, why Tam Courts can be satisfied with Dundee United's start in the Premiership and can Scotland's 'boogie boys' rekindle the spirit of Belgrade? There's also news of Calum's shock deadline-day announcement.…
 
St Johnstone fans woke up with a footballing hangover they've not been used to for a long time. Ali McCann and Jason Kerr have been sold and many supporters reacted furiously to the combined transfer fee. In this week's Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson assess whether any damage beyond the inevitable on-pitch los…
 
The international break comes at the right time for Aberdeen to reset after a flurry of signings, the end to their busy Euro campaign and cumbersome showing against Ross County. In the final day of the transfer window, Newcastle United fan and journalist Sean Douglass tells us how Premier League starlet Matty Longstaff has ended up on loan at Aberd…
 
It's hard to believe but, as of the weekend, it's a quarter of a century since Tiger Woods turned professional. On this week's episode of The bunkered Podcast, Michael and Bryce reflect on the 15-time major champ's career, sharing their favourite memories, stats and more. They also tackle the single biggest question of all - will he ever play again…
 
It’s the week in which the fall-out over the SNP-Green deal at Holyrood started to show, while the country recorded its highest number of coronavirus cases since the pandemic started. Plus, we talk to the new leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just g…
 
There are happy faces on both sides of Sandeman Street this week - the Twa Teams lads discuss Dundee United's win at St Johnstone and Dundee's late equaliser at home to Hibs. George Cran and Graeme Finnan are joined by Alan Temple to run the rule over two exuberant celebrations and what lies ahead for both our clubs.…
 
This week, Paul Third gives his verdict on Hearts 1 Aberdeen 1 – which showed the Dons’ fight and fitness, but also saw yet more injury issues emerge. The woeful pitch for last week's clash in Azerbaijan made it hard to compare Qarabag and Aberdeen, so who will emerge victorious from Thursday's monumental Europa Conference League play-off return le…
 
It’s the week in which the Greens and SNP came to a formal agreement for a “not-coalition” coming together in the Scottish Parliament. And special guest Impact Team journalist Stephen Stewart shares his work uncovering Scotland’s neo-Nazi network and his views as a veteran of the war in Afghanistan on the unfolding crisis. You can get a free month …
 
This week the lads run the rule over Dundee and Dundee United's League Cup successes and struggle to pronounce European team names correctly. Tele Sport writers Calum Woodger, George Cran and Graeme Finnan talk Dark Blue defence, Tangerine tricks and plenty of nonsense...By DC Thomson Media
 
This week, our panel reflect on Aberdeen's 2-1 League Cup loss against Championship Raith Rovers. How did they let first half dominance slip, what does it say about the Dons' squad, and where will confidence levels be sitting going into the Conference League play-off first leg against Qarabag? There are sparkling performances from Cove Rangers and …
 
Ahead of the new NFL season getting underway, Lawrence Tynes joins this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast. From growing up playing golf on the west coast of Scotland, to playing on the Florida junior circuit alongside Bubba Watson, to winning the Super Bowl with the New York Giants – twice! – Tynes has a remarkable story to tell. Find out whic…
 
It’s the week in which Scots found themselves locked out of the Louvre thanks to a paper vaccine passport, and the Greens and SNP wrestle over the country’s oil and gas industry ahead of forming a new coalition. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or The Press & Journal websites; just go to https://www.thecourier.co.uk/subsc…
 
Gordon Strachan is now in the unique position of having jobs with two different Premiership clubs - Dundee and Celtic. In this week's Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson discuss whether this is a conflict of interest. Also on the agenda is Lawrence Shankland's departure and the possibility of Dundee United improvin…
 
This week, we reflect on Aberdeen's wins against Breidablik and then Livingston over the last few days. Dons boss Stephen Glass made six changes for the Premiership clash with Livi - who impressed? And were the changes a sign Europe is the Reds' priority right now? Our panel also discuss Ross County's ongoing defensive problems and the resilience w…
 
It’s the week in which Scotland’s health secretary reported a nursery to the care inspectorate alleging racial discrimination, the country’s “national shame” was brought to attention following yet another rise in drugs deaths, and Boris Johnson left his Scottish Tory members once again with their head in their hands following another whirlwind visi…
 
In this week’s Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson reflect on a memorable Istanbul occasion for St Johnstone, Tam Courts’ first league match in charge of Dundee United, and ask do Dundee have a perfect opportunity to beat Celtic? For 20% off the beautiful book ‘Arabs Away’, go to https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/ an…
 
Calum, George and Graeme discuss why Lawrence Shankland is more valuable to Dundee United in tangerine, and ask can Dundee down Celtic or are we living in an alternative reality? For 20% off the beautiful book ‘Arabs Away’, go to https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/ and use the code ARABS20 at checkout. Offer ends 8 August 2021; see https://www.dcthoms…
 
On this week's episode, our panel reflect on Aberdeen's straightforward win over Dundee United, which included a man-of-the-match showing from 18-year-old right-back Calvin Ramsay. There's also the evidence Christian Ramirez will be a goal machine, and what Iceland-based Reds legend Jim Bett thinks about Euro opponents Breidablik. Plus, we discuss …
 
For the last 30 years, one man has been behind the mic to call golf’s biggest moments for UK TV audiences – Sky Sports’ Ewen Murray. He joins this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast to talk about how putting woes destroyed his playing career, his favourite commentary moments, Butch Harmon’s dress sense, death threats, and the other ‘Ewan Murray…
 
The Stooshie remains in summer recess but we have another special episode for you, this time looking at Scotland's drug deaths crisis. As new annual figures are released, we are reminded that the people behind the numbers are far more than a statistic; they are our friends, neighbours and family. Is it time for a more compassionate approach? Our sp…
 
Can St Johnstone succeed in Europe and get back to Hampden? How high should Dundee set their sights? Do Dundee United need to sell before they can buy? For 20% off the beautiful book ‘Arabs Away’, go to https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/ and use the code ARABS20 at checkout. Offer ends 8 August 2021; see https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/terms-and-cond…
 
The battle of the podcasts! Paul McNicoll from the Dode Fox Podcast and Danny Smith from the Walking Down the Provie Road Podcast join Tele Sport writer George Cran to preview the big Premiership kick-off as our Twa Teams get ready for the top flight. For 20% off the beautiful book ‘Arabs Away’, go to https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/ and use the co…
 
On this week's episode, which player impressed most in Aberdeen’s stunning showing to all-but-end their Euro tie with BK Hacken? Will Stephen Glass make changes for Thursday’s away leg ahead of the Premiership opener against Dundee United, after struggles against the Tangerines defined a disappointing 2020/21 campaign? Plus, all the build-up to Ros…
 
One of the world’s most acclaimed golf course architects David McLay-Kidd joins the latest episode of The bunkered Podcast to chat about his incredible career, what goes into building a new course, “Tiger-proofing”, “Bryson-proofing” and the sport’s holographic, virtual reality future. Trust us, you don’t want to miss this chat. Elsewhere, Michael …
 
Dundee United have reshaped their backroom team as part of the Tam Courts era, St Johnstone fans deserve to see Galatasaray in Perth and it’s exciting times for Dunfermline. For 20% off the beautiful book ‘Arabs Away’, go to https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/ and use the code ARABS20 at checkout. Offer ends 8 August 2021; see https://www.dcthomsonsho…
 
Calum, George and Graeme discuss Dundee United's perfect start under Tam Courts, consider Dundee's top-six hopes and ask who's going down? For 20% off the beautiful book ‘Arabs Away’, go to https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/ and use the code ARABS20 at checkout. Offer ends 8 August 2021; see https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/terms-and-conditions for fu…
 
The One-Four-Ninth Open has come and gone – and what a championship it was. Morikawa took another leap towards greatness; Spieth continued his re-emergence; Louis did what Louis (sadly) does in majors; Rory’s struggles continued; Bob-Mac impressed yet again; and Bryson picked a fight with the people who make his clubs. Michael and Bryce get into al…
 
This week on Northern Goal, BK Hacken journalist Linus Petersson tells us why the Swedes view themselves as favourites for their Europa Conference League tie with Aberdeen – including detailing the strengths of Hacken's international-packed squad. We also ask, have Ross County’s Covid issues condemned them to a tough Premiership season? Plus, the l…
 
It’s goals galore on Sandeman Street as the boys dissect Dundee and Dundee United’s Premier Sports Cup clashes. Calum reveals his camping spot and breaks out the singing voice, too. Listeners beware. For 20% off the beautiful book ‘Arabs Away’, go to https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/ and use the code ARABS20 at checkout. Offer ends 8 August 2021; se…
 
On this week's Courier Talking Football, Sean Hamilton, Jim Spence and Alan Temple talk Tam Courts giving United's top kids a chance in the Premier Sports Cup, Paul McMullan's motivation to prove himself a Premiership player for Dundee, St Johnstone's hopes of keeping their cup double-winning stars together and Dunfermline's Championship title ambi…
 
On this week's Northern Goal, who will be Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass' skipper when the campaign begins against BK Hacken, are the Swedes being underestimated and does the Inverness friendly draw at Cormack Park mean anything? Plus, reflections on the Dons youngsters' Aberdeenshire Cup loss to Buckie Thistle and analysis on our teams' Premier Sport…
 
It’s here! After two long years of waiting, it’s Open week once again. On this week’s episode of the award-winning bunkered Podcast, Michael and Bryce look ahead to a potentially massive week at Royal St George’s. How will Rory play? Is Rahm the favourite? Who are the dark horses to watch out for? What about the golf course? The guys discuss all of…
 
The boys discuss Lawrence Shankland opening contract talks with Dundee United, Dundee's pre-season friendly against West Ham and we reveal our competition winner. For 15% off the beautiful book ‘We Had A Dream: Scotland Internationals in the Black & White Era’, go to https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/ and use the code DREAM15 at checkout. Offer ends …
 
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