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The football podcast that’s passionate about Aberdeen, Ross County, Inverness Caledonian Thistle, Peterhead, Elgin City, Cove Rangers and the Highland League – from The Press & Journal and Evening Express sports desks. Get in touch at northerngoal@dctmedia.co.uk!
 
Today’s communications issues and policies in Washington, D.C., are more complicated than ever – privacy, broadband deployment, “open internet” or “net neutrality,” over-the-top video, “Big Tech” and the media giants, and many more. “ACA Connects” is a podcast about the people, companies, advocates, regulators and lawmakers who are the thought leaders on these issues helping us to better understand our interconnected broadband world. “ACA Connects” is a production of America's Communications ...
 
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It’s the week in which the delta variant (formerly known as the Indian variant) is growing in Scotland, sparking conversation about how this may impact the ‘coming out of lockdown’ plans. You’ll also find out about why the potential tariff free trade deal with Australia has caused concern among Scottish farmers. Plus, how will the Scottish governme…
 
Pre-tournament optimism has evaporated and Scotland now face a daunting trip to Wembley to keep their Euro 2020 last-16 hopes alive. In the latest Courier Talking Football podcast Jim Spence, Eric Nicolson and Sean Hamilton assess the chances of an upset in London. Also on the agenda is Tam Courts' first signing as Dundee United boss, Charlie Mulgr…
 
This week on Northern Goal, we react to the SPFL fixtures for 2021/22. Aberdeen will be delighted with the hand they’ve been dealt, but will Brighton's Teddy Jenks be the new James Maddison when the campaign begins against Dundee United. Ross County need to ramp up their preparations for a challenging start, while we also discuss Inverness, Peterhe…
 
Get ready for total carnage. The world's top golfers are about to take on the 'Toughest Test in Golf', courtesy of the 121st edition of the US Open. Taking place at Torrey Pines in San Diego, there's no shortage of storylines. Will Bryson and Brooks resume hostilities? Will the USGA mastermind another annoying controversy? Phil couldn't... could he…
 
Now an expert grower, Rekha Mistry joined us on this week's episode of The Dirt and recalled how overwhelming her new allotment was when she first took it on. Rekha also imparts plenty of wisdom in the form of garden tips and tricks - as well as some philosophies to grow by. Also on the pod, there's plenty of garden news and a Q&A with our amazing …
 
Dundee United's new management team is in place. In this week's Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson discuss the risks and rewards of appointing Tam Courts to the role of head coach, new contracts for James McPake and Dave Mackay at Dundee and St Johnstone star Jason Kerr's recognition by everybody except the Scotla…
 
In this episode, the most sought-after man in British football, Craig Brown - who led Scotland to both Euro '96 and the France '98 World Cup - discusses the Dark Blues' prospects at the European Championship. Brown reveals he's backing Steve Clarke's men to go deep into the tournament, with talent, top-level experience and age on their side. The fo…
 
Calum, Alan and Graeme preview Scotland’s Euro 2020 opener against the Czech Republic, discuss the challenges ahead for new Dundee United boss Tam Courts and all the latest at Dundee. For 15% off our beautiful football and rugby nostalgia titles, perfect for the sport-loving dad or grandad in your life on Father’s Day, go to https://www.dcthomsonsh…
 
What a mad weekend that was! From the Brooks-Bryson feud taking an interesting twist, to Jon Rahm’s COVID-enforced Memorial withdrawal, to Lexi Thompson’s unfortunate but massive choke, there was loads going on – and, on this week's episode of The bunkered Podcast, Michael and Bryce discuss it all. Warning: things get tense! Elsewhere, PointsBet US…
 
If you thought it was only the exams for 2020 that were thrown into chaos by the pandemic, think again. This year, confusion and stress about the exams – sorry, assessments – have reignited calls to examine how we assess pupils’ work, and who does that assessment. Plus, a mental health crisis, with key posts left unfilled, and the scourge – and opp…
 
We were joined by Robin and Paul, AKA ‘Two Dirty Boys’, who told us all about their allotment successes and failures. They gave us some fantastic ideas for creative crop uses, crop-swapping and discussed growing peaches in the UK. The Dirt is sponsored by Envii. Visit Envii.co.uk for more information on their product range. 🥕 Don’t miss our special…
 
In this episode of Northern Goal, we chat to Martin Rennie, who was born in Thurso, but has built a successful coaching career on the other side of the world. Martin talks us through his journey from playing junior football in Scotland to bossing Vancouver Whitecaps in Major League Soccer, as well as a spell in K League 2 with Seoul E-Land. Current…
 
There will be no change of mind as far as Dundee United's direction of travel and the type of manager they will be appointing, according to Jim Spence. The Courier columnist joins Eric Nicolson and Sean Hamilton to discuss a quiet week at Tannadice, a busier one at Dens Park, Guy Melamed's St Johnstone departure and Scotland's draw against the Neth…
 
Calum and George discuss new contracts, prizes aplenty and big plans at Dundee, Tam Courts and the latest at Dundee United and ask is it too late to set up a Euro 2020 fan park at Caird Hall? For 15% off our beautiful football and rugby nostalgia titles, perfect for the sport-loving dad or grandad in your life on Father’s Day, go to https://www.dct…
 
On this week’s Northern Goal, Andy Skinner – fresh back from Billy Dodds’ first press briefing as Inverness manager – talks us through the new boss’ priorities. We also reflect on what has been an acrimonious week for Ross County, with Malky Mackay appointed and several players, including captain Iain Vigurs and appearance/goal record-holder Michae…
 
To say that Bubba Watson is one of golf's more unorthodox players is a bit like saying water's a bit wet. The two-time Masters champion is one of golf's biggest mavericks, a truly one-off character who plays with a style that is all his own. To provide a better understanding of how the left-hander's game - and mind - works, Watson's long-serving ca…
 
It’s the week in which explosive testimony from Dominic Cummings cast the UK government in a very dim light indeed. Of course, a dose of scepticism is advised given his track record, as the team discuss, but this is still the most explicit picture we’ve yet got of Boris Johnson’s administration’s response in the early days of the pandemic. Plus, co…
 
Sinead Fenton has been on an amazing gardening journey. Now an accomplished grower with her own small farm, she explains to us how she got there and some of the lessons she learned along the way. The Grow Your Own team also discuss this week's growing news and much more. The Dirt is sponsored by Envii. Visit Envii.co.uk for more information on thei…
 
We chat to lower-league goalscoring legend Rory McAllister on his near-decade with Peterhead, including winning the League Two title, silencing the Rangers fans at Balmoor and scoring five against Falkirk, despite a three-day hangover. The former Aberdeen youth academy prospect, who also spent time at Inverness, tells us why he has no regrets after…
 
On this week's Twa Teams, George Cran steps in to present on what's supposed to be Calum Woodger's "holiday" week, only for Calum to drag himself away from his sunbed appointments for long enough to join in with all the discussion about Dundee's promotion to the Premiership and Micky Mellon's departure from Dundee United. The guys are joined by Twa…
 
On this week's Courier Talking Football podcast, Sean Hamilton, Jim Spence and Alan Temple try to wrap their heads around a truly crazy week for Tayside's top clubs - even by their unique standards. Dundee United and Micky Mellon parted company after 10 months at Tannadice, Dundee dumped Kilmarnock in the play-offs to secure a return to the Premier…
 
In this episode, Ryan Cryle, Andy Skinner and Paul Third discuss Yogi’s Dingwall departure. Does the manager’s surprise exit suggest a move to Tannadice and how have the Staggies supporters reacted? Where does Roy MacGregor look next in his bid to get County up the Premiership and away from relegation battles – within the existing Global Energy Sta…
 
Does a parsnip feel kinship with a carrot? This question and so many more are mulled over by special guest, Alys Fowler, on this week's episode of our award-winning podcast The Dirt. Alys explained her biggest successes on the plot, as well as some hard lessons she has learnt. The Dirt is sponsored by Envii. Visit Envii.co.uk for more information o…
 
In your LIFE have you seen anything like that?! At the age of 50 years, 11 months and 7 days, Phil Mickelson has become the oldest man ever to win a major courtesy of his thrilling victory in the US PGA Championship at Kiawah Island. That remarkable triumph dominates the chat on this week's episode of The bunkered Podcast as Michael and Bryce refle…
 
It’s the week in which First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled her new cabinet, with some familiar faces returning to front-line posts. It also saw beleaguered Education Secretary John Swinney moved into a new post; the new role is an important one, to be sure, but was the move simply to take the heat out of the exams scandal? Plus, our investigati…
 
St Johnstone are on for an historic domestic cup double. In a special Courier Talking Football episode, Eric Nicolson, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Alan Temple try their best to figure out whether the Perth side can really make it happen (spoiler alert: it's possible).By DC Thomson Media
 
This week on the Courier Talking Football podcast, Eric Nicolson, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Alan Temple discuss Dundee's chances against Kilmarnock in the Premiership play-off, ponder another English club's flirtation with Dundee United boss Micky Mellon and wonder who will replace Stevie Crawford at Dunfermline.…
 
This week on Northern Goal, after Aberdeen's season-ending loss, questions need to be answered for next season - is Joe Lewis still the Dons' nailed-on number one? Will revamping the defence allow the Reds to play out from the back as Stephen Glass wants? Are strikers JET and Bruce Anderson both going to be at Pittodrie? Plus, which players - stalw…
 
The second men's major of 2021 is upon us! On this week's episode of the award-winning bunkered Podcast, Michael and Bryce look ahead to the US PGA at Kiawah Island. Will Jordan Spieth complete the career grand slam? Will Rory McIlroy end his major drought? What will Bryson DeChambeau do? The guys get stuck into all this and much more. Elsewhere, M…
 
Keen grower David Boggis joins us on the pod this week, sharing his experience, tips and tricks from the garden. David tells us about his biggest successes in the garden as well as one or two corners to cut. 🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for just £29.99 (tha…
 
It’s the week in which new MSPs were sworn into parliament after the elections, and the team reflects on the richness and diversity of the new cohort. Plus, the results of a rather macabre series of Freedom of Information requests put in by the P&J’s Investigations Editor, Calum Ross. You can get a free month of unlimited access to The Courier or T…
 
In this bonus episode of Northern Goal, we recap after Ross County took a major step to Premiership safety by beating Hamilton. Aberdeen have missed out on third after their defeat to Hibs, with the result further underlining their need for a squad overhaul. Plus, we reflect on Cove and Elgin's seasons after both of their play-off journeys ended.…
 
Calum Woodger, George Cran, Graeme Finnan and Alan Temple dissect Dundee’s play-off win over Raith, take a closer look at United’s young talent and discuss fans at the Scottish Cup Final.By DC Thomson Media
 
The all-Tayside Scottish Cup final is dead but St Johnstone's double hopes are very much alive. In this week's Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence, Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson assess where it all went wrong for Dundee United and Saints' chances of turning one cup triumph into two. Also on the agenda is the Raith Rovers v Dundee play-off battle…
 
In this week’s episode, how will Aberdeen fans be feeling about new boss Stephen Glass’ early moves to rebuild his squad, with Declan Gallagher and Gary Woods secured on pre-contracts. Will Mikey Devlin pen a new deal, and what about moves for Clark Robertson and Jamie McGrath? Meanwhile, what do the third-place-chasing Reds and relegation-battling…
 
After 18 months, Rory McIlroy is back to winning ways on the PGA Tour. The Northern Irishman's victory in the Wells Fargo Championship is the big talking point on this week's episode of The bunkered Podcast. Elsewhere, Twin Atlantic frontman Sam McTrusty joins us to talk about his love of golf, talking Augusta grain with Charl Schwartzel and the ti…
 
This episode we’re joined by a pair of passionate (and award-winning!) allotment-holders from North Norfolk – Aga and Kay. They’re here to share all about how they use the abundance of fresh, seasonal produce from their plot at Aga’s nearby restaurant – as well as revealing some of the times things didn’t quite go to plan. 🥕 Don’t miss our special …
 
In this bonus episode of Northern Goal, Andy Skinner reflects on Brora Rangers' 2-0 pyramid play-off home leg loss to Kelty Hearts. Can the Cattachs overcome the deficit tomorrow and set-up a clash with Brechin for a place in the Scottish leagues? Meanwhile, the panel also build up to Elgin City v Edinburgh City and Cove Rangers v Airdrieonians in …
 
With the results not expected until the weekend, we knew we couldn’t report on who’s won the election on this week’s show. But there have been winners and losers of sorts all throughout the run-up, and so to reflect on the fortunes of the parties, personalities and policies in this oddest of campaigns, Courier Editor David Clegg is joined by the Di…
 
Calum, George and The Bear ask who will get the nod from Dundee United boss Micky Mellon to start Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final against Hibs and map out Dundee's potential play-off run-in.By DC Thomson Media
 
It's Scottish Cup semi-final week and Dundee United and St Johnstone have got differing job descriptions. The inconsistent Tangerines are tasked with upsetting the odds and overcoming recent poor league form to get the better of Hibs. St Johnstone, on the other hand, will be trying to stay on top of the wave they have been surfing for a few months …
 
This week, third-place hopefuls Aberdeen and relegation battlers Ross County have set up blockbuster finales to their Premiership campaigns with wins over Livingston and Dundee United, respectively. Could Dylan McGeouch’s performance for the Dons signal his potential to keep the incoming Scott Brown out of the team? Plus, there’s chat on Ryan Hedge…
 
On this week’s episode of The bunkered Podcast, Michael and Bryce pay tribute to the late, great Seve Ballesteros on the tenth anniversary of his passing. Top photographer David Cannon joins us to discuss his memories of working with the Spanish icon and to tell us all about his brand new book, Seve: His Life Through The Lens, whilst we also attemp…
 
Aaron Nelson turned an un-touched yard with "nothing living" into an amazing garden, buzzing with plants and wildlife. We heard about his successes and failures in his Manchester garden on this week's episode of The Dirt. 🥕 Don’t miss our special offer exclusively for listeners of The Dirt – you can get seven issues of Grow Your Own magazine for ju…
 
It’s the last Stooshie before the election, and the team reflect on the nature of a campaign in a pandemic. Plus, Courier Editor David Clegg rejoins the Stooshie to share insight from his long interview with Nicola Sturgeon, which you can watch on thecourier.co.uk and pressandjournal.co.uk. And finally, there’s a little Easter egg awaiting any Jane…
 
Calum, George and Graeme discuss Dundee United’s Scottish Cup aspirations, whether Dundee will finish second or third in their quest for Premiership promotion and “The Bear” recounts a tale of goalkeeping glory.By DC Thomson Media
 
The stakes couldn’t be higher for Dundee United and St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup. Both clubs are now two games away from a trophy, guaranteed European football through to Christmas and £3 million. In this week’s Courier Talking Football podcast, Jim Spence Sean Hamilton and Eric Nicolson discuss the magnificent quarter-final performances that g…
 
Stephen Glass suffered his first defeat as Aberdeen manager in the 3-0 Scottish Cup humbling by Dundee United, and the pod pick over the bones of a disappointing day. Caley Thistle’s season is just about over, while Ross County bid to stay alive in the Premiership. Cove Rangers, Peterhead and Elgin also face a frantic seven days in the final stages…
 
The lucrative "Player Impacts Program" has been the talk of golf over the last week or so. A new scheme that rewards the PGA Tour's biggest "needle-movers", it will see $40m distributed amongst ten players at the end of the season... but why?! Michael and Bryce get stuck into that on the latest episode of the award-winning bunkered Podcast. Elsewhe…
 
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