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Season #2 - Episode #1 - Iain Hume

Episode #1 - You want raw honest opinions? You have come to the right show! Iain Hume is as honest as they come as the snobs talk to him about his career with Canada, England and India! He holds no punches about former managers and we delve into his horrific life threatening head injury. Don't miss this one folks!!!!

Apple

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soccer-snobs-season-2-episode-1-iain-hume/id1525769929?i=1000505841655

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7 minutes ago, SthMelbRed said:

Do you think you could just create a single thread and then update it every time you release a new episode? Surely there's a board policy about such advertising. What is it?

And maybe that thread should go in the 'Players" sub-forum.

Many thanks for these interviews!

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My apologies guys. I didn't mean to bombard anyone. I for sure don't post all of our shows as I don't want to come out as spam. We have done a lot of shows though with former Canadian Internationals so those I throw in here as I assumed there would be interest. Moving forward I will add a thread in the players forum for any of those interviews. Thanks for the feedback so I follow the proper protocols.

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@dalglish07I think you would get some slack if you were an active member/user to the forum. I think the issue is that all your post is specifically related to your content which is why one user rightfully so labelled it as advertising. 

I hear both sides and TBH I rather there be a monthly post/thread that captures ALL podcasts pertaining Canada soccer. Like a “January Podcast Releases” that way discussions can be had in one place or referenced directly. 

 

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17 hours ago, dalglish07 said:

My apologies guys. I didn't mean to bombard anyone. I for sure don't post all of our shows as I don't want to come out as spam. We have done a lot of shows though with former Canadian Internationals so those I throw in here as I assumed there would be interest. Moving forward I will add a thread in the players forum for any of those interviews. Thanks for the feedback so I follow the proper protocols.

I am happy to get the notifications. I don't listen to everything, for lack of time, but many I have found to be of high quality. And that makes it matter to me less--others may feel it is unfair to other related content that has trouble reaching this specialised public. 

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On 1/20/2021 at 2:44 AM, dalglish07 said:

Season #2 - Episode #1 - Iain Hume

Episode #1 - You want raw honest opinions? You have come to the right show! Iain Hume is as honest as they come as the snobs talk to him about his career with Canada, England and India! He holds no punches about former managers and we delve into his horrific life threatening head injury. Don't miss this one folks!!!!

Apple

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/soccer-snobs-season-2-episode-1-iain-hume/id1525769929?i=1000505841655

Spotify

 

Google

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hbmNob3IuZm0vcy8zNjdmMTYyMC9wb2RjYXN0L3Jzcw/episode/YjUyZmVhNGItNmRkNS00ZjE5LWIyNzgtODU3NjIzNWEyMDQ3?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwiwzMTFjKnuAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAQ

I'm a Hume fan, I saw him at Tranmere, followed him pretty well his entire career. I think he is like a lot of players, an exception talent when young. A hard worker and a great professional. I think he overstates some things in his favour, as he did not always play at the highest level. India, for example, had many great talents but those teams were not a high level (I know this from watching Super League friendlies vs third tier Spanish teams and they were not up to it). He was also a merely competent player in his Spain stints, which he has bad-mouthed a bit, which seems to me a compensation for not recognising how hard it was.

I am sure he is dead right about what teams are run properly and which managers were straight up. About who was honest with him from CPL, fine, but not when it comes to the reality of things--none of those clubs was in a position to pay him what he'd need to return to Canada with a wife and two kids and set up from scratch.

So his coaches were often right and he is wrong about some things. It is very poor character to say he should have started in Honduras, that is unnecessary and cheap and makes you come across as a poor teammate. Or  what he says about Issey: we saw in CPL that Issey was just okay coming from being a top scorer in Malaysia, he was not really a standout and got dropped. The comments about Zambrano are assinine, Octavio is not a futsal coach (was an assistant in the mid 80s, that is all) and has a strong pedigree in pro soccer, from Galaxy to Medellín over a more-than 20 year period--you can't be so low that you are going to slag someone backhandedly for not calling you up when you are making moves that scream out to everyone that your career is fading (India) and you are going for a few final paychecks. 

But fine, if these guys are here they are now it is because they were supremely confident of their abilities. 

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I'm still fan of his because it's hard not to love a scrapper that showed up every time when called despite his viable pro career, and that wants to keep playing for the Nats well into his thirties.

But his end of career interviews do not show his "best self", as some might say. And maybe that's the curse of never fulfilling the promise of your self belief. Or maybe it's iffy judgment. I dunno.

I had the exact same feeling after listening to his Under the Cosh interview. Slagged off a former manager...felt that if he had stayed at Leicester he would have been part of their Premier squad a few years later...ok, sure...admitting that he only joined a club because he effed up his contract at Leicester and never the new club would match his demands? All honest, insightful, but maybe a tad disrespectful. And his views on the Chris Morgan injury incident were incoherent, and I thought it took guts for one of the hosts to call Hume out when, twenty minutes later, Hume admitted to going after Michael Mifsud in a match with an intent to "give him a knock".

All in all, it made me like him just a little bit less. Contrast with the Corazzin interview from earlier this year - revealing, intimate, and classy.

These interviews don't always show the best side of their participants. And maybe that's why I really enjoy them (although, the hosts on this one talk too much.)

Like listening to Marc Bircham pretty much admit he was only up for Nats duty if it was a chance to party, and dropping out once the British drinking culture started dying.

Just nice to see these middling PROs interviewed, really neat perspective on their careers and lives. Keep it up!

 

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We always complain that athletes don't speak honestly so I find it refreshing that he has the guts to say what's on his mind.  However I do agree that a lot of what he said doesn't come off very well.

I found his take on Stephen Hart refreshing.  He's taken so much abuse for 8-1 but to hear Hume's respect for a guy who was criticised for a lack of pro coaching experience (Donair etc.) is interesting.

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This podcast called Undr The Cost (no "e") on Spotify, a couple of ex lower league PROs interviewing guys that have played in the English leagues.  Bircham's two episodes are hilarious, but he's a ... ummm ... hmmm ... .... a "character", perhaps? :) He sure seemed to enjoy his time with us and it's his connection with us that got him the job out in the Bahamas.

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I always thought Hume was a special youth player who didn’t reach the heights he could have due to his personality.  Obviously, this is very common.  I still personally believe he suffered from being at Tranmere and in England at a time when English football was light years behind where the continent was but was still full of arrogant dickheads who thought they were gods gift.  I lived there doing that period and saw so many players who were stars at 18 or 20 but faded away to has beens by 25 for that very reason. 

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