If you’ve read the title of this week’s show, you might be thinking to yourself: “Hang on, didn’t you interview Scott McLaughlin back in 2015?” And yes, you’d be correct – we did. But this was during the Pelé Podcast‘s formative years and, while still entertaining, it was agreed by all parties we could have made a better job of it all round.
So, three years later, Scott gets off his phone and into the studio to look back over his long career in riotous, no-holds-barred fashion. He starts by looking at his clumsy departure from Albion Rovers in May and the club’s poor communication, and analysing what can be done to ease rejection in the game. He then jumps back 20 years to where it all began.
Scott remembers his time on YTS forms at Hamilton Academical and how it shaped him as a player. He looks back on his first-team debut for the Accies and his subsequent move to SPL high-fliers Livingston. Scott talks about the ups and downs at Almondvale, from winning the League Cup in 2004 to the club’s administration and working under six different managers.
He then discusses his three years at Greenock Morton – a side who “were the real Crazy Gang” – and their play-off struggles, their Second Division title win, and their return to the First Division. Along the way he talks about a vast cast of characters, including Dean Keenan, Andy McLaren, Davie Irons and the late Dougie Rae.
This is x-rated stuff in parts; you have been well warned.
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