Left Back, the monthly LeftLion sports podcast, is back and doing for the local sports scene what the Gordon Scott Monkey in Broadmarsh Centre has done for the Nottingham shoe trade over the years.
Your regular hosts are Jared Wilson and Alan Gilby. Jared was feeling a little perturbed by the recent sacking of his Charlie McParland at Notts County (which probably means an end to the Ginger Prince Tommy Johnson’s coaching career at the Lane too… sob). On the other hand Alan was in high spirits after three wins on the trot for Forest and scooping seven numbers in the Irish lottery.
Our pundits on this episode are local football freakdaddies Alex and Rich from Lost That Lovin’ Feeling and Jacob from Notts County Mad. Rich and Alex have been busy over the last month, stalking Forest players throughout chicken restaurants across Nottingham. Jacob, meanwhile, has made a remarkable recovery from his bout of bubonic plague, which manifested on the first episode of this show.
Our musician slot for this episode went to master of local music and macabre Michael Wetherburn. He’s well known around these parts for fronting great bands like The Hellset Orchestra and Ulysses Storm, but he’s also a massive Middlesborough FC fan (poor sod!)
Also featuring on the show was local fitness guru Jerome McFarlane who joins us just a few days after a 12 kilometre run and assault course, followed by the even more grueling task of sitting alongside Jared to watch the 2-2 draw between Notts County and Torquay.
LISTENERS TAKE NOTE: If you want to compete against the Left Back team (and some of our studio guests) in a fantasy football league this season, sign up a team at fantasy.premierleague.com and use the code 90029-51056 to join the LeftLion League. At the end of the season the overall winner will be invited onto the show and annointed by us as the font of all local football knowledge!Music on this show is kindly provided by Scorzayzee, The Hellset Orchestra, Ulysses Storm and You Slut! (main the tune).