Off the Ball

Off the Ball

Scottish football gets a kicking from BBC Radio Scotland’s Off the Ball, presented by Stuart Cosgrove and Tam Cowan. The long-running irreverent programme is broadcast on Saturdays at lunch-time and there is a Sunday Supplement too, ensuring a weekend full of laughter. Get the best of both in this weekly podcast.

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Recent episodes (5)

  • 13 Sep Unforgettable bosses and the Highlands

    Sun, 14 Sep 14

    49 mins

    30 days remaining

    Stuart and Tam are joined by author Alan Pattullo and former Dundee United legend Maurice Malpas. Topics included the enigma of Duncan Ferguson, who's the boss you'll never forget, and what does the Highlands mean to you.

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  • With Darren O'Dea

    Mon, 8 Sep 14

    46 mins

    24 days remaining

    Stuart and Tam look ahead to Scotland's opening Euro 2016 qualifier against World Champions Germany in Dortmund. This week's guest is the former Celtic defender Darren O'Dea who's just returned from playing in the Ukrainian Premier League. Team of the week is the fatties 11, and we hear about your mobile phone miseries.

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  • 30 Aug Crime writer Val McDermid

    Sun, 31 Aug 14

    45 mins

    16 days remaining

    Stuart is joined by Graeme Speirs and special guest Scottish crime writer and Raith Rovers fan Val McDermid. Team of the week is the Dairy XI.

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  • 23 Aug Shoes and the Footwear XI

    Sun, 24 Aug 14

    40 mins

    9 days remaining

    Stuart Cosgrove and Tam Cowan's Off the Ball guests on 23 August were Sean Dillon of Dundee United and Scottish football legend Martin Hardie. One of the topics being chewed over was paying £42 to watch Scotland, the one-word topic of the week was "shoes" and the team of the week was the Footwear XI.

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  • 16 Aug What does Raith Rovers mean to you?

    Sun, 17 Aug 14

    46 mins

    2 days remaining

    Stuart Cosgrove and Tam Cowan present BBC Radio Scotland's Off the Ball, with their guests in the Pacific Quay studios Div McDonald of the Pie & Bovril football website and Raith Rovers fan Steven Lawther.

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