200% Presents… Desert Island Pitch, Episode 1 – Daniel Gray

We’ve got a bonus podcast for you today, podcast fans. As you will doubtless be aware, our podcasting endeavours are funded by Patreon subscriptions, and out subscribers receive several per month which don’t appear on the site at all. The first of these was Desert Island Pitch, which started three months ago. The premise is as follows: stranded on a desert island the exact size and shape of the Withdean Stadium, our castaway (this month it’s author, broadcaster, journalist and filmmaker Daniel Gray) has, naturally enough, built himself a Heath Robinson Crusoe football stadium. Now it’s time for a spectacular friendly game against the Brazil team of 1970.

We discover how Phil Stamp played an important role in Daniel meeting his wife and relocating to Scotland, Ian reveals which piece of stonemasonry he has sold to an international footballer and Edward has a sauce-matching suggestion for a classic Scottish comestible. There’s talk about ironmongery, recycling elements from old football grounds, PROPER midget gems and the luminous brilliance of Gordon Strachan. All this plus the definitive explanation of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s spectacular start as manager of Manchester United.

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