10 Questions With: The Unholy Trinity

1. What Inspired you to start podcasting?

The reason for setting the show up was because we think we talk a bit of sense when it comes to our own club and are balanced in our approach. Too much of the sport media nowadays is reactive and we wanted to remain as calm as possible and not create something to solely cause outrage and for likes. With the poor coverage of clubs outside of the “Sky” 6, we also thought it important to create a something that discusses Everton, without the nonsense of centralised pundits with their own agenda.

2. Do you have a favourite episode of your podcast?

For us, we never take for granted the opportunity that we have created and that continues, because people enjoy the show and listen each week, so every show is important and special in its own way.

One that sticks out, is our most recent spin off show – Trinity B Side – Racism In Football, with Kick It Out’s, Troy Townsend. We feel we have a great platform to not only discuss Everton, but also the issues that impact football, and racism, is unfortunately, one of those. Troy spoke candidly about his own personal experiences of racism in the sport and the work he does on a daily basis supporting players and highlighting the serious issue we have and what needs to be done in the way of punishments. It was exceptionally eye opening and emotionally charged.

3. Who is your dream guest?

The three of us will have different opinions, I’m sure, but seen as I’m replying (Mike), I’ll have to go with Duncan Ferguson. He’s an iconic figure at the club and someone who is the epitome of what it means to be an Evertonian. His passion and energy is something that resonates, plus his time as a player, coach and caretaker manager, is something I’d love to discuss with him. Some say the club is too romantic and that may well be the case, but this man will manage the club in the near future and will deserve to get his opportunity.

4. Favourite Podcast to listen to? (That isn’t yours)

Prior to starting our show, I never really listened to any, but it’s certainly something I like to do on a daily basis now. My current favourites are Tony Bellew Is Angry, The James English Podcast and also No Passion, No Point. Anything involving sport and I’ll throw it on.

5. Who are your top 5 Players of all time?

I’ve got to base it on players I’ve seen play, so that rules out anyone before the 1980’s

If we are talking Everton, then I’ll go – Southall, Baines, Kanchelskis, Fellaini and Lukaku – that’s a decent 5-a-side outfit that

In terms of any player in world football (again, I’ve has to have seen them) – Zidane, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo (Brazilian), Thierry Henry and Messi

6. Who are the up and coming stars we should be looking out for at your club?

To be honest, I think we’ve struggled to develop players in recent years and that’s something the club are (hopefully) addressing. The one player everyone will see more of this season, is Anthony Gordon. Over the last few games, he’s been getting more game time, but more importantly, he’s impacting games. A big season for him and one I’m sure he’ll grasp with both hands.

7.  How would you describe your podcast in three words?

For the fans.

8. Favourite underdog moment?

I’ve got to go back to the 1995 FA Cup Final. We weren’t given a chance against a strong Man Utd side. That Everton side proved there’s a lot to be said for togetherness and spirit. Wouldn’t mind a few of those lads on the pitch now. Rightly named “The Dogs of War”.

9.  Apart from Football, are there any other sports you are interested in?

A bit of everything really. Cricket and golf the two outside of football that I watch fairly regularly.

10. At what age did you become a fan of your club and was there a moment that solidified your interest?

Attended my first match at the age of 5 and its been love ever since. There isn’t one moment that solidified it. Once you go, you’re hooked. The ground, the players the fallout, the ecstasy – its unique and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Once Everton has touched you…


Hit cricketing podcast “The Analyst Inside Cricket” has signed up to the Sport Social Podcast Network!

Launched by former county cricketer and TV pundit Simon Hughes in 2017, the show has fast become one of the most highly regarded podcasts in the cricketing world, with thousands of cricket fans tuning in to every show.

As well as being joined on each show by BBC Commentator Simon Mann, The Analyst also features a host of high profile guests with Nasser Husain, Liam Livingstone and Christopher Benjamin all featuring on recent episodes.

The acquisition is perfectly timed as the England cricket team prepare for winter in Australia for the Ashes series, during which Simon will be providing daily shows to keep fans up-to-date with the latest action and news from down under.

Speaking of his signing to the Sport Social Podcast network, Simon said:

“I am a big fan of sports podcasts and I believe they are the best way to reach sports fans and give them the real insight they need. I am very excited to be joining the Sports Social podcast network as I believe they will reach exactly the audience we seek.”

Simon Hughes

Jim Salveson, Head of Sport Social added:

“We’re delighted to welcome a podcast of this quality and size to the Sport Social Podcast Network. Simon has built a loyal podcast following over the last few years and we can’t wait to help him reach even more cricket fans in the future.”

Jim Salveson

The podcast is the latest show to join the Sport Social Podcast network which now has over 100 titles on its roster since its launch in February 2021.

Listen to “The Analyst Inside Cricket” on Spreaker.

10 Questions With: The Tour Report

1. What inspired you to start podcasting?

I never thought I’d listen to podcasts – I’ve always been such a big reader. But this quickly became the way to go now and the popularity of podcasts continue to grow, especially in the golf space. It’s so easy to listen in the car, or wherever you go. We started the Secret Golf podcast to contribute to the golf industry and offer something different.

2. Do you have a favourite episode of your podcast?

I’d say when I took my son, Sam, to THE PLAYERS. We walked the course at the start of the week and I got to talk him through each of my shots on holes 16, 17 & 18. It’s always fun to reminisce my victories at TPC Sawgrass and it was special to do that podcast with him. After that, we went over to the range, Tiger was there and Sam got to hit a few putts with his iconic 18-major winning putter! That thing has killed more golfers than anything

3. Who is your dream guest?

Jack Nicklaus, my idol. Easy.

4. Favourite Podcast to listen to? (That isn’t yours)

I love true crime/serial killer podcasts. My daughter, Annie, got me into them. Patricia Cornwell is my favourite. I also listen to a lot of history podcasts, like about the Egyptian tombs.

5. Who are your top 5 Players of all time?

Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Sam Snead & Peter Thomson.

6. Who are the up and coming stars we should be looking out for?

Will Zalatoris is on everyone’s radar, and that win for him is coming soon. We listen to the TOUR players – we have 33 as Secret Golf contributors and they tell me who to look out for. They know! We walked around TPC Sawgrass in 2019 with two of our guys – Pat Perez & Jason Kokrak – who were playing with Collin Morikawa. He was very much an up and coming star then, and they knew it. Mito Pereira from Chile is one to watch right now.

7. How would you describe your podcast in three words?

“The facts only!”

8. Favourite underdog moment?

I’ve got to give the credit to my co-host, Diane Knox here. She backed her fellow Scot, Martin Laird, to win the Shriners tournament in Vegas last year at 250/1 – and he won! Absolute underdog moment on the podcast. She made a lot of people a lot of money that week.

9. Apart from Golf, are there any other sports you are interested

Lots of sports, but my Houston Astros are my team in baseball. Being Australian, we grew up being outside, so I love to hunt and fish when I can.

10. At what age did you become a fan of Golf and was there a
moment that solidified your interest?

My parents would take me to play golf in Narrabri, Australia. My older brother used to play, and I went to my first clinic when I was 12. I was hooked after that.

Listen to “The Tour Report from Secret Golf” on Spreaker.