The Fitba Hacks - Mark Wotte

December 29, 2015

Host Jonny McFarlane (@jonnyrmcfarlane) talks to former SFA Performance Director Mark Wotte about his career and his stint in Scottish Football. We discuss managing the world class late developer Mikey Mols at Utrecht, his frustration at the failure of clubs in Scotland to expose young stars to first team game time and his meeting with Paul Murray about a role with Rangers


The Fitba Hacks - Hugh Keevins

December 21, 2015
Hugh Keevins joins Jonny McFarlane to discuss his 45 year career at the sharp end of Scottish sports journalism. Looking back at his time working for DC Thompson, The Scotsman, The Daily Record and Radio Clyde Superscoreboard, Hugh reflects on the big stories and personalities that affected him alone the way.
He talks about his ejection from a Celtic media conference by 'Finbar O'Brannigan', breaking the news of Wim Jansen's departure and the occasion when he was assaulted by a Hearts fan at Tynecastle.

The Fitba Hacks - Jonathan Northcroft

December 14, 2015

This week Jonathan Northcroft, the Sunday Times' Football Correspondent joins host Jonny McFarlane.

We discuss being on the end of Sir Alex Ferguson's infamous Hairdryer, advice from legendary sports writer Glenn Gibbons, the difficulties in getting access to Premier League stars and working with Hugh McIlvanney.




The Fitba Hacks - Roger Mitchell

December 7, 2015
This week Jonny talks to the former Chief executive of the SPL, Sky journalist and Chairman of popular website Give Me Sport, Roger Mitchell.
Roger talks about the individuals he met along the way, including Jim McLean, David Murray and Silvio Berlusconi, how he feels about the methods of the Scottish sport press pack and the fascinating story behind SPL TV.

The Fitba Hacks - Jim Spence

December 2, 2015
Jim Spence talks to host Jonny McFarlane about his life as a journalist. Jim touches on his clash with an angry Jim McLean, why Giovanni Di Stefano always takes a seat in the corner of a restaurant and his recent issues over comments made on air about Rangers.

The Fitba Hacks - Simon Pia

November 25, 2015

Simon Pia is one of the premier journalists in Scotland. Alongside host Jonny McFarlane, he looks back on his long and varied career with stories about Andy Goram, Sean Connery, David Murray and the pressures of facing a 500k libel writ.


The Fitba Hacks - Keith Jackson

November 20, 2015
In the first of the series, Chief Football writer for the Daily Record Keith Jackson(@tedermeatballs) talks to blogger and host Jonny McFarlane (@jonnyrmcfarlane) about his career and the issues faced by modern sports journalists.
Keith talks about his role in the Mo Johnston transfer saga, the 'succulent lamb' years, his relationship with David Murray and his now infamous 'off the radar' piece.
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