I will be truthful, I don’t in actuality know what a press free up is, which is awkward for the reason that BBC own asked me to write one to sigh series two of That Peter Crouch Podcast.
Nonetheless, six months in the past I had no thought what a podcast became, and peek the place we’re undoubtedly.
Sequence two. Precisely.
Moral. So after months of negotiations, excessive-level meetings and no longer getting spherical to it, me and my pals Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark are aid.
I might well generally exercise a hashtag admire #BackStronger and leave it there, but I have been told that’s no longer sufficient for a press free up, which makes you wonder why I have been lumbered with doing it in desire to the particular particular person who knows all of it, but unruffled.
Puny print: we birth up again on 20 March, when two heavenly contemporary episodes will be obtainable to download from BBC Sounds and whichever other podcast apps you utilize.
Then we will pick up a load extra over the next couple of months, mainly because recording a podcast admire mine entails sitting around in a pub talking nonsense about soccer.
It seems folks also admire the postulate of pub-primarily based soccer nonsense-chat, because it seems series one has had almost four million downloads.
Is that in actuality impressive or correct a itsy-bitsy assortment of obsessives paying consideration to it hundreds instances? I don’t know, but it undoubtedly’s the largest sport podcast BBC Radio 5 live has ever performed, which has both greatly bowled over them and intended they’ve had no option but to present us the inexperienced mild to straggle aid to the pub many extra instances.
In the occasion you missed series one, there are 12 episodes available so that you can retract up on, plus a ridiculous quit-of-season particular in the Samrat restaurant, Ealing.
- The total episodes are obtainable in here
The aim is to illustrate what it’s in actuality admire to be a genuine footballer: who decides who sits the place on the physique of workers bus, which Premier League club has the poshest shower gel in its changing rooms and why paying £800 for a defective jumper is even handed correct behaviour.
That is the starting up point. We generally quit up in other areas thanks to the emails and tweets that near in from listeners, admire:
- The time I had the feathers of my rooster costume trimmed in a Brighton barbershop.
- What Dev from Corrie and I obtained up to on a Virgin Pendolino provider from Stockport to London Euston.
- Why Graeme Souness obtained indignant with me in a yoga studio.
- And why I’ve obtained beef with a mouthy bloke from Blackpool called Karl.
If I’m truthful, it’s spiralling out of recall watch over. This means that of of series one we own obtained a soccer physique of workers in Vietnam using a T-shirt with my face on it as their physique of workers equipment.
We now own obtained a thousand pod ambassadors all the procedure during the realm with legit certificates and badges, helping to spread the phrase. We now own obtained James McAvoy badgering me in lodge lobbies about the specifics of particular episodes.
This series? We’re going to chat volleys and overhead kicks. Boots. Footballers’ properties. We’ll pick up a demonstrate on wishes additionally, you will own had that featured footballers, or me specifically, so birth up sending those in must you would maybe well (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I can no longer truthfully deliver you mighty extra about it, because we own no longer deliberate it properly. We’re correct going to birth out up and peek what occurs. Subscribe. Download. #passthepod. Whatever.
Just correct don’t seek recordsdata from me to write to any extent further press releases. This one’s nearly broken me.
PS: Watch my signing/unveiling/return here