We’re launching a new podcast for lovers of nineties football, celebrating some of the most entertaining and colourful characters in the game from an undeniably great era of the sport.
It might be hard to believe, but the nineties are thirty years ago this year. Many of you reading this right now weren’t even born in 1990, which might make the rest of you feel a bit on the old side.
Think of all the innovations and advancements in society that have come along since that decade began; the internet, digital cameras, MP3 players, GPS, electric cars and, of course, smartphones, which hopefully you will be using to listen to our brand new show from today.
We wanted to do a podcast on nineties football, but rather than just microwave old memories from a different era, we decided to cook something new up and bring you the 90’s Football Hall of Fame, in which we will be inducting a different footballer each week into our totally legit institution.
Each episode will delve into the life and times of a player with a fascinating career and backstory, not necessarily the most successful or decorated ones (’cause, c’mon, you know all about them and that’s boring as hell) and bestowing upon them the ultimate – three lads on a podcast declaring he was pretty good at football once upon a time.
Our episode is available on good platforms right now and it centres around former Manchester United and Everton winger Andrei Kanchelskis, who wowed English audiences in the nineties with his speed, ability and uncanny ability to score all types of goals.
The Soviet baller’s time in football was intriguing, to say the very least, from United’s scouting of the player amounting to a VHS tape, his sending off at Wembley costing the team a treble, Alex Ferguson allegedly getting bribed by someone to sell him on, lining out for three different international teams, and his penchant for completely unnecessary showboating while at Rangers.
This is the kind of thing you can come to expect with the 90’s Football Hall of Fame in the coming weeks and months, and we hope you’ll join us on our new venture. Feel free to send us your comments, questions and suggestions for future inductees on the show.