Episode 19: Colin McMenamin (Part One)

From winning league titles and cups, to experiencing administration on three different occasions, Colin McMenamin has seen it all.

The Stenhousemuir player-coach joins Craig G Telfer on the first Pelé Podcast of 2016 to look back on the highs and lows of his fascinating career. In the first of two episodes, the striker begins by discussing the Warriors’ very decent season before going back more than 20 years to talk about his first steps in football. He reminisces on playing youth football for Queen of the South and Annan Athletic, and his unlikely move to English titans Newcastle United.

The 35-year-old goes on to discuss his return to Scotland with Livingston and his three-and-a-half years at the “strange, strange club”. Colin then touches on his season with Shrewsbury Town before looking back on his time at Gretna, from their rise to the SPL to their subsequent administration and liquidation.

He finishes by looking back on his rollercoaster spell at Dundee: their title race with Hamilton Academical, working with Jocky Scott, Calum Melville’s arrival at the club in the summer of 2009, winning the Challenge Cup, and their difficult administration in September 2010, which culminated in his redundancy a month later.

Of all the Pelé Podcasts so far, this is perhaps the most important.

There may be some slight issues with the audio in Colin’s podcast but we hope this doesn’t sully your listening experience.

Listen to part two of the podcast here.

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