Dion's Gaffer Tapes
Dion Dublin enjoyed a 22 year career as a player and played for some of the finest and most charismatic football managers in the modern game. In this series, Dion tracks down his old gaffers to find out how they handled those pressure cooker environments, how they got the best out of their players and what it is within their DNA, that ultimately makes them tick and able to handle some of the most stressful jobs in sport. WARNING: CONTENT CONTAINS EXPLICIT AND GRATUITOUS LAUGHS, AND ELABORATE TRUE STORIES STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH!
9: MICK McCARTHY – 40 Years of stories, from his early days as an apprentice at Barnsley, to captaining the Republic of Ireland in the quarter finals of the 1990 World Cup in Italy!
Tuesday 08 December 2020
: Mick McCarthy is a no nonsense sort of bloke. He was as a player and he certainly is as a manager, because as he states in his own words,...
8: ALEX McLEISH – Never one to sidestep a potentially hostile situation, on or off the pitch!
Tuesday 01 December 2020
: Alex McLeish made nearly 700 appearances for Aberdeen during his 16 years at the club, and is rightly regarded as a Scottish football...
7: SEAN DYCHE – Trying to recapture Burnley’s top flight form, and make Turf Moor his ‘happy place, happy place’ once more!
Tuesday 24 November 2020
: He’s the longest serving manager in the premier league at present, and known for combining science with a firm but fair approach. Sean...
6: BRYAN GUNN – Learning from Sir Alex Ferguson during his time at Aberdeen, and flying south for the winter to become a Canaries legend!
Tuesday 17 November 2020
: He may have started his footballing life in the far north of Scotland, but Bryan Gunn is an absolute legend when it comes to Norwich City,...
5: MICKY ADAMS - A short fuse, but a long career!
Tuesday 10 November 2020
: Sent off on the opening day of the premier league era in August 1992 while playing for Southampton, Micky Adams was a player who could...
4: JOHN GREGORY – Terry Venables was the biggest influence on me as a manager, while Stan Collymore was the biggest challenge I had to face.
Tuesday 03 November 2020
: From humble beginnings as a 15 year old apprentice at Northampton Town, to leading Aston Villa out at Wembley for the cup final in 2000,...
3: GORDON STRACHAN - Learning from Sir Alex, a very odd encounter with Brian Clough, and placing Noel Whelan under house arrest!
Tuesday 27 October 2020
: Gordon Strachan is one of the greatest characters in the game. He played under Sir Alex Ferguson as a young man at Aberdeen, before...
2: GLENN HODDLE – Spurs, England, Swindon and Survival
Tuesday 20 October 2020
: In October 2018, Glenn Hoddle collapsed with a heart attack at the studios of BT Sport and very nearly died, had it not been for the quick...
1: Dion's Gaffer Tapes is coming!
Saturday 10 October 2020
: Join Dion Dublin as he chats exclusively with some very famous Gaffers!