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Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark bring you a 12 part guide on how to be a professional footballer.

Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark bring you a 12 part guide on how to be a professional footballer.
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United Kingdom

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BBC

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Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark bring you a 12 part guide on how to be a professional footballer.

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English


Episodes

That Agents Episode

1/28/2020
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Is voicemail as a concept dead? Are Christmas cards actually an insult? Is launching fireworks out of an orifice ever acceptable? Somehow the boys manage a revelatory discussion on the role and tricks of football agents while also answering these and other unexpected questions.

Duration:00:45:09

That Tackles Episode

1/21/2020
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The art of tackling is one celebrated on these shores more than anywhere else, so how do Premier League stars perfect it? The boys analyse Crouchy’s ‘red mist’, discuss whether Paul Scholes deserved his reputation for bad tackling and the ‘Great Shinpad Debate’ rears its head again. There’s a tale involving rubber gloves, a mouse and some curtains plus speculation about Arsene Wenger in a Blackburn bush.

Duration:00:45:52

That Holidays Episode

1/14/2020
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Diving into the murky infinity pool that is footballers and their holidays, the boys make a remarkable discovery about Crouchy’s linguistic skills before uncovering unsettling rumours about David Moyes, Neil Diamond and Louis Saha’s penchant for mixed doubles. An extraordinary woman pulls off an extraordinary trick and a chance dip into Crouchy’s phone contacts reveals more than could possibly be expected.

Duration:00:44:42

That Captains Episode

1/7/2020
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What makes a great leader of a sporting team? As they attempt to find the answers, the boys stumble into a world of punitive fines, tedious logistics and general outsourcing to Gary Neville. There are surprise appearances from football’s own Dre and a mysterious brown-noser known only as Parched, while the unveiling of a new pod-listeners’ standardised greeting raises significant logistical concerns.

Duration:00:47:14

That Retirement Episode

12/31/2019
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Delighted to be #backstronger, the boys gather to chew over Crouchy’s retirement from actual football, and discover his secret fish-buying obsession as well as the true meaning of a Double-Dyche. Meanwhile a discussion on the meaning of smell gets dangerously out of hand, while Peter makes a rash promise involving Andy Murray’s knighthood. It's all the insight you've been missing, but with a lighter flavour.

Duration:00:50:23

That Planning Meeting

12/10/2019
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In this brief taster of what is to follow, the boys get back together to plan the imminent arrival of Series Three, only to quickly realise that quality planning is well outside their remit. Chris introduces a problematic idea involving ladies’ toilets, Tom comes up with a pod-based alternative to New Year’s Eve and Crouchy promises something he may not be able to deliver.

Duration:00:09:53

That Crouchfest Episode

6/18/2019
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To the astonishment of all involved, the long-awaited and frequently doubted Crouchfest actually comes to fruition, and in ways no-one could ever imagine. Join almost 3,000 happy pod listeners as Crouchy, Tom and Chris put on a show at a sold-out O2 in London that makes the Samrat Christmas special look like a poetry reading in Ealing library. We have Liam Gallagher and a host of superstars from the world of music, a coachload of referees, London’s biggest round of drinks and a man dressed...

Duration:00:57:27

That Penalties Episode

6/11/2019
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Crouchy tells us what it takes to convert a spot-kick under intense pressure, the time he stole one from Gerrard as well as discussing alternatives to shootouts with Chris and Tom

Duration:00:47:29

That New Baby

6/4/2019
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Peter Crouch has got some exciting news, and there's an update on Crouch Fest.

Duration:00:03:43

That Fitness Episode

5/28/2019
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Find out why elite male footballers wear 'sports bras' and all about the strangest pre-season tasks as Peter Crouch tells us what it takes to be at the top of the game.

Duration:00:47:06

That Half Time Episode

5/21/2019
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Peter Crouch takes us inside the dressing room for the most intense fifteen minutes of a match day. Chris and Tom discover the running battle between kitmen and linesmen, players' toilet etiquette at half time and also learn about the art of 'snapping it off'.

Duration:00:46:49

That Week Off

5/14/2019
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We can't bring our usual pod, but we can discuss more refs in public and Crouchella...

Duration:00:05:53

That Training Ground Episode

5/7/2019
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Peter tells us what it's like on your first day at training with Steven Gerrard at Liverpool. Following that nerve wracking experience, you'll discover why Crouchy is a soup connoisseur, plus what goes on in the manager's office.

Duration:00:45:20

That Champions League Episode

4/30/2019
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Nothing is off limits in this episode all about big European trips and matches. Crouchy reveals what it's like to play in a Champions League final, while Chris and Tom discover a revelation about footballers and their pants. Plus, why Rafael Benitez was stationed in a Spanish pit lane and you'll learn more about the competition's iconic anthem.

Duration:00:43:27

That Refs Episode

4/23/2019
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Having recently podded in Crouchy’s house and a rather soulless local hotel, Peter, Tom and Chris relocate to the pub and immediately feel much better. The identity of the Premier League players notorious for buttering up referees is uncovered, Crouchy reveals whether he would “take contact” to win the World Cup for England and the lads find out which basic laws of the game they are blissfully misinterpreting. Meanwhile, the global search for a nice Karl with a ‘K’ continues with a number of...

Duration:00:48:18

That TV Episode

4/16/2019
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Peter, Chris and Tom discuss everything on tele; box-sets, pundits and when analysis goes wrong. Crouchy also reveals what happened on his punditry debut in India, his love for Match of the Day and his deep distrust of anything robotic.

Duration:00:49:41

That Dreams Episode

4/9/2019
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We asked for your dreams and boy did you respond! From travelling through space with Ron Vlaar to eating watermelon with Frank Lampard, Crouchy, Chris and Tom try to decipher all of our listeners’ weird and wonderful dreams. They’ll also discuss whether dreams play any role in manager’s tactics and why Peter’s got a qualification in Leisure and Tourism.

Duration:00:47:07

That Subs Episode

4/2/2019
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Find out what really happens on a Premier League substitutes’ bench with Peter, Tom and Chris. We hear why getting benched is similar to getting dumped, the games that substitutes play while the match is going on and why being on the bench isn’t as glamorous as you might think. Crouchy also reveals why he’s become an ‘angry benchman’ in recent years.

Duration:00:50:48

That Overhead Kicks Episode

3/26/2019
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Peter, Chris and Tom marvel at the greatest overhead kicks they’ve ever seen. Bale, Zlatan, Ronaldo and Trevor Sinclair all get a mention as Crouchy tries to explain how you do it and what it feels like to score one on the biggest stage.

Duration:00:46:34

That Houses Episode

3/19/2019
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Peter Crouch celebrates the start of Series Two by inviting Tom and Chris to his house, aka the Croucho Club. It has unusually big doors and sofas, and Tom and Chris feel very small. We hear extraordinary tales of a £50,000 garden slide, midnight games of volleyball lit by car headlights and why footballers are unable to buy curtains without third-party help, plus try to guess the identity of the Manchester City player who lived in teenage squalor in just one room of his six-bedroom mansion....

Duration:00:47:22