The Fitba Hacks - Kenny Shiels

August 15, 2016

Former Kilmarnock manager Kenny Shiels joins Jonny McFarlane to look back at his career, the media and issues around youth development.


The Fitba Hacks - Chris Jack

August 7, 2016
This episode sees Jonny McFarlane meet Chris Jack, The Herald and Times Senior Sports reporter to discuss his career and the issues facing sports journalists in Scotland.

The Fitba Hacks - Archie Mac Pherson

July 24, 2016

Jonny McFarlane talks to the legendary commentator and broadcaster about his career.


The Fitba Hacks - Stevie Grieve

July 10, 2016
In the first episode of Season two, Jonny welcomes Mind Game pundit and coach Stevie Grieve. We look back on Stevie's fascinating career to date and touch on key debates surrounding punditry, coaching and youth development.

The Fitba Hacks - Stephen McGowan

April 10, 2016

The last episode of series one sees Jonny talking to the Daily Mail's Stephen McGowan. They discuss 'Jock Brown's organ', Fergus McCann's interview technique, why Jock Stein was never knighted and Stephen's new book Heartbreakers; Celtic, Albert Kidd and 1986.


The Fitba Hacks - Jim Black

March 14, 2016

This weeks guest is Jim Black, the Highlands based freelancejournalist and former chief sports writer for the Scottish Sun.

Here he gives us the inside info on the Mo Johnston signingstory, tells of a strange encounter with a tipsy Gazza at Cameron HouseHotel and explains the delicacies of dealing with the complex character that is Colin Montgomery.


The Fitba Hacks - Gordon Waddell

February 29, 2016

This weeks guest is The Sunday Mail's Gordon Waddell. Here he discusses his career and the issues facing sports journalists in Scotland. The discussion covers the changes to the workforce over the last 25 years, recent events at The Herald, trying to get a quote from a young Duncan Ferguson, how Scots hacks got preferential treatment at Sir Alex Ferguson press conferences and interviewing George Graham at a top London restaurant.


The Fitba Hacks - Chick Young

February 14, 2016
The BBC's legendary pundit and reporter Chick Young reflects on his near 50 year career in Scottish sports journalism.
Amongst the topics are Chick's relationship with Sir David Murray, THAT Walter Smith interview, Only An Excuse and we clear up which club he truly grew up supporting.

The Fitba Hacks - Michael Stewart

January 31, 2016
Former Manchester United, Hibs and Hearts midfielder Michael Stewart joins Jonny McFarlane to discuss his career in the game and his move into punditry.
Michael gives a players perspective on the press and shares some fantastic stories about Sir Alex Ferguson, James McFadden going missing on a Hong Kong Scotland trip and John Collins fondness for showing off his six pack.

The Fitba Hacks - Graham Spiers

January 10, 2016
Jonny McFarlane (@jonnyrmcfarlane) talks to sports journalist and broadcaster Graham Spiers about his career at the sharp end of football writing.
Here, Spiers opens up about his respect for and understanding of Jim McLean, the day a concerned David Murray offered him financial advice and his current press box ban from Ibrox.