Episode 11: Robert Kielty

With pre-season training well under way, Robert Kielty’s appearance on the Pelé Podcast is a timely one. Robert is a sports academic at Glasgow Caledonian University and the Head of Football Science at the Fife Elite Regional Academy, and he has worked as a fitness coach with a variety of clubs in Scotland and England over the last 11 years. He is currently overseeing Airdrieonians’ preparations for the new campaign.

In a wide-ranging interview with Craig G Telfer, Robert talks at length about how Scottish clubs are embracing sports science. Drawing on his experience with Clyde, Dunfermline Athletic and Raith Rovers, he explains its importance within the modern game, his approach to conditioning, and offers an interesting observation of the difference between full-time and part-time fitness.

Robert also talks about Jock Wallace’s “Murder Hill” and Ally McCoist’s Rangers before addressing Raymond Verheijen’s recent criticism of Alan Stubbs.

This is the first podcast of the 2015-16 season, and it’s pretty damn good to be back.

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