Life Goals with Theo Delaney

Life Goals with Theo Delaney

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Every football fan knows it's the goals that really stay with you such is their juddering emotional impact. In Life Goals well known football fanatics re -live the eight defining goals of their lives with host Theo Delaney and reflect on what was …


James Pearce
Jul 5 • 59 min
Theo Delaney’s guest is James Pearce an authority on Liverpool the team he has supported since childhood. Following a long stint on the Liverpool Echo covering the Reds, he now does the same job on The Athletic. He chooses goals from the likes of Gerard,…
Tim Vickery
Jun 28 • 60 min
Theo Delaney is joined by South American football expert and broadcaster Tim Vickery from the Brazilian Shirt Name podcast, a highly respected voice on airwaves and TV screen’s the world over. Tim’s great knowledge and love of football is matched by his…
Ian Stone
Jun 21 • 57 min
Comedian, broadcaster and author Ian Stone joins Theo Delaney to relive the eight defining goals of his life. Ian’s new book ‘To Be Someone’ tells of his youthful love of music and football, in particular The Jam and Arsenal. These are passions that…
Iain Dale
Jun 14 • 60 min
Theo Delaney is joined by Iain Dale, the political pundit and broadcaster, a familiar face on TV who has an influencial radio show on LBC and no fewer than five weekly podcasts. A long-standing West Ham season ticket holder at, his memories of Upton Park…
Lloyd Cole
Jun 7 • 51 min
Theo Delaney is joined by one of his musical idols singer songwriter Lloyd Cole, who’s band Lloyd Cole and the Commotions was one of the great groups of the eighties and who has been making excellent records and touring the globe ever since as a solo…
Stuart Cosgrove
May 31 • 57 min
Theo Delaney’s guest is Stuart Cosgrove who is best known to football fans in Scotland as the co-host of the hugely popular BBC Radio Scotland show ‘Off The Ball’. He’s also a successful academic, journalist, television executive and author. (His latest…
Bruce Crouch
May 24 • 57 min
Theo Delaney is joined by Bruce Crouch who is among the advertising industry’s top creative talents but is perhaps better known to football fans as the Dad of former England centre forward Peter Crouch. After a brief reminiscence of working together in…
Paul Greengrass
May 17 • 58 min
Theo Delaney’s guests are Hollywood film director Paul Greengrass and his son, goalscoring centre half Kit Greengrass. Paul’s films have big budgets, get rave reviews and attract huge audiences. They include three Bourne movies starring Matt Damon and…
Sid Lowe
May 10 • 60 min
Theo Delaney is joined by Sid Lowe of the Guardian, ESPN and The Spanish Football Podcast. Sid lives in Madrid and is a huge fan of Real Oviedao as well as maintaining his boyhood allegiance to Liverpool. The remarkable depth of his football knowledge and…
Alan Johnson
May 3 • 52 min
Theo Delaney’s guest is former postman Alan Johnson who also had stints as the leader of the Union of Communication Workers and as as Home Secretary in Gordon Brown’s government. Now a best selling and critically acclaimed author, his love of football and…
Derek Rae
Apr 26 • 61 min
Theo Delaney is joined by top commentator Derek Rae who currently works in the USA on MLS and a range of other competitions as well as being the international commentator on the hugely popular FIFA computer game. Over a long and illustrious career his…
Norman Jay MBE
Apr 19 • 59 min
Theo Delaney is joined by the legendary Norman Jay MBE, the doyen of DJs, who has been a global superstar since the 90s and was honoured by the Queen in 2002 for services to deejaying and black music. Norman’s other life long passion has been football and…
Charlie Webster
Apr 12 • 58 min
Theo Delaney is joined by the broadcaster, journalist and inspirational campaigner Charlie Webster who has worked for major broadcasters the world over including ESPN, Sky Sports and the BBC and has her own investigative podcast ‘Unmissable’ which tackles…
Ian Darke
Apr 5 • 48 min
Theo Delaney is joined by one of the great football commentators, the genial Ian Darke, whose voice is currently familiar to viewers of BT Sports in the UK and ESPN in the USA. A lifelong Portsmouth fan, Ian’s choices include Pompey and England goals and…
Paul Burke
Mar 29 • 59 min
Named by The Radio Times among the ten most unmissable podcasts in the world, this edition of Life Goals sees Theo Delaney joined by novelist, award winning advertising man and some time DJ Paul Burke. Among his lauded books is ‘Father Frank’, the tale of…
Carl Anka
Mar 22 • 62 min
Theo Delaney welcomes journalist and broadcaster Carl Anka who writes about Southampton FC for The Athletic. Carl is a Manchester United fan with increasingly strong feelings for The Saints.. He also has split loyalties at international level and has shed…
Julie Welch
Mar 15 • 50 min
Theo Delaney is joined by Julie Welch, Fleet Street’s first female football writer. Her new book ‘Fleet Street Girls’, published in August 2020, tells the story of the women journalists who broke down barriers in the 1970s. Julie’s work has appeared in a…
James Brown
Mar 8 • 64 min
Theo Delaney is joined by journalist, writer and broadcaster James Brown whose Loaded magazine was at the very centre of 90s popular culture.His best selling book tells of his life long love affair with football, both playing and watching, and here he…
Peter Cattaneo
Mar 1 • 57 min
Theo Delaney is joined by Academy Award nominee Peter Cattaneo, the celebrated director who counts ‘The Full Monty’ and ‘Military Wives’ among his dazzling array of credits. According to his wife he almost missed the birth of his first child because he…
Bob Mills
Feb 23 • 61 min
Theo Delaney is joined by comedian and broadcaster Bob Mills who has been making people laugh in live shows and across the airwaves since the mid-eighties. The first match he ever watched was the ‘66 World Cup Final at home in Chester and he tells us how…
Charlie Baker
Feb 16 • 56 min
Theo Delaney is joined by comedian and braodcaster Charlie Baker, a familair voice from the Talksport shows ‘Glory Hunters’ and the ‘Game Day Warm Up’ as well as his own excellent podcast ‘The National Obsession’ which celebrates all that’s good about the…
John O’Farrell
Feb 9 • 59 min
Theo Delaney is joined by best selling author and scriptwriter John O’Farrell whose commitment to Fulham FC is so total that his son Fred was breastfed on the Craven Cottage terraces at six weeks old. He selects Fulham goals against a range of opponents…
John Crace
Feb 2 • 60 min
Theo Delaney is joined by The Guardian’s parliamentary sketch writer and Spurs fan John Crace whose chosen goal scorers include Don Rogers, Ricky Villa, Robbie Keane and Mo Salah. He also tells of a life and death struggle with heroin and how football can…
Jon S Baird
Jan 26 • 59 min
Theo Delaney is joined by one of Britains’s leading film directors Jon S Baird whose credits include ‘Cass’, Filth’ and ‘Stan & Ollie’. A lifelong Aberdeen and Scotland fan, Jon also reveals a bit of a liking for West Ham and flexes his considerable…
Eamonn Holmes
Jan 19 • 58 min
Broadcasting legend and Manchester United fan Eamonn Holmes relives the eight defining goals of his life and tells Theo Delaney about his early days broadcasting as a teenager in Northern Ireland, befriending heroes like Denis Law and Alex Ferguson, being…
Alex Lowe
Jan 12 • 58 min
Actor Alex Lowe - also known as ‘Barry From Watford’ and ‘Clinton Baptiste’ - joins Theo Delaney to talk about his multiple personalities and his split footballing allegiances (he is a lifelong QPR fan with a Wolves season ticket). Goals from Stan Bowles,…
Simon Hattenstone
Jan 5 • 59 min
Theo Delaney is joined by journalist and Manchester City fan Simon Hattenstone of The Guardian who relives the eight defining goals of his life. surviving three years of life threatening encephelitis before enduring the extraordinary Man City…
Cass Pennant
Dec 30, 2019 • 65 min
Theo Delaney has a fascinating, funny and poignant conversation with Cass Pennant the British born independent filmmaker whose own life story - that of a Barnados boy who became an infamous football hooligan with West Ham’s ICF before turning his back on…
Simon Price
Dec 22, 2019 • 59 min
Theo Delaney is joined by award-winning music journalist, author, broadcaster and club DJ Simon Price, a supporter of Liverpool, Wales and Barry Town United. As he relives the eight defining goals of his life he recalls action men and ping pong balls,…
Sam Delaney (part 2)
Dec 17, 2019 • 45 min
Part two of the Sam Delaney edition of Life Goals in which he and his brother - host Theo Delaney - reminisce about football neophytes at the ‘94 World Cup Final and the peak of human existence that was Euro ‘96. Sam’s obligatory sickener, he claims, is…
Sam Delaney (part 1)
Dec 15, 2019 • 46 min
Sam Delaney - journalist, author, broadcaster and West Ham fan - joins his brother Theo Delaney to re live the defining goals of his life. He recalls Steve Jones from The Pyramid Game’s takeaway lagers, Mad Dog mayhem in E13, chatting with diminutive…
Robbie Lyle
Dec 8, 2019 • 48 min
Theo Delaney is joined by Robbie Lyle, the founder and face of Arsenal Fan TV which is watched by all kinds of football fans the world over and now boasts well over a mllion YouTube subscribers. He talks about Sol Campbell’s place in the Arsenal pantheon,…
Andy Peterson
Dec 1, 2019 • 57 min
Theo Delaney is joined by music and football writer Andy Peterson who selects seven goals and, for his mandatory sickener, a miss. The lifelong Leeds United fan tells of Billy Mackenzie’s wayward whippets, Eddie Gray floating above the mud and Marcelo…
Boyd Hilton
Nov 24, 2019 • 53 min
Journalist and critic Boyd Hilton of the Footballistically Arsenal podcast tells Theo Delaney about the eight defining goals of his life. Love for Brady, Bergkamp, Wilshere, Wright and Henry, winning the league in Washington DC, heaven and hell at…
Peter Hooton
Nov 17, 2019 • 58 min
Theo Delaney is joined by Peter Hooton who is Liverpool personified. Front man of Scouse indie pop legends The Farm, he co-founded the hugely influential Merseyside fanzine The End and as a Liverpool fan has been a central figure in the Spirit Of Shankly…
Mark Webster
Nov 10, 2019 • 58 min
Broadcaster, writer, DJ and programme maker Mark Webster (@ItsMarkWebster) joins Theo Delaney to relive the eight defining goals of his life. A man whose work is steeped in music and football, the co-host of Talksport 2’s Weekend Sportsday and life long…
Nick Hancock
Nov 3, 2019 • 59 min
Theo Delaney is joined by comedian, actor, broadcaster and Stoke Nick Hancock who shares the defining goals of his life with tales of pitch invasions with his parents, reenacting Mr Bean in the Iranian Ministry of Oil and being played onside by a program…
Paolo Hewitt
Oct 27, 2019 • 57 min
Writer and Spurs fan Paolo Hewitt joins Theo Delaney to relive the eight defining goals of his life with tales of Martin Chivers, Paul Weller, Maradona, growing up in care and going from Alice in Wonderland to Apocalypse Now in 45 White Hart Lane minutes…
Anne-Marie Batson
Oct 20, 2019 • 44 min
Sports journalist and broadcaster Anne-Marie Batson - @AnnemarieBatson on twitter - joins Theo Delaney to relive the eight goals of her life and talks about growing up with a famous footballer-uncle, a yearning for the belligerent football rivalries of…
Andy Dawson
Oct 13, 2019 • 50 min
Andy Dawson from monster pod hits Athletico Mince and Top Flight Time Machine, joins Theo Delaney to relive the eight goals of his life. He tells of trying to replicate Justin Fashanu’s goal of the season on his front drive, breaking the Sunderland to…
Rufus Jones
Oct 6, 2019 • 47 min
Actor, writer and QPR fan Rufus Jones shares the eight defining goals of his life with Theo Delaney and tells of falling in love in Clapham, being replaced by Dan Luger and cherishing the legends of Fenwick, Parker, Bowles, Taraabt, Sinclair et al See…
Paul Hawksbee
Sep 29, 2019 • 55 min
Theo Delaney is joined by Talksport’s Paul Hawksbee who relives the eight defining goals of his life. In the process he recalls being bought by Felix Denis, headhunted by Ken Bates, having his season ticket bought for him by Sol Campbell and playing…
Kevin Day
Sep 22, 2019 • 57 min
Comedian, writer and broadcaster Kevin Day re lives the eight defining goals of his life as he describes the fluctuating emotions of being a Crystal Palace fan, remembers wooing his wife in the drunken aftermath of a play off defeat and reflects on…
Trailer
Aug 30, 2019 • 1 min
Trailer for the forthcoming Life Goals with Theo Delaney podcast in which well known football fanatics relive the eight defining goals of their lives. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.