The Golden Generation: From Germany Joy to Penalty Pain

Season 2, Episode 5,   Mar 26, 2020, 04:00 AM

Rich Williams, Mark Holmes and Rob Conlon are joined by Crystal Palace fan and comedian Chloe Petts to remember the highs and lows of Sven-Goran Eriksson's England reign.

Paul Konchesky joins on the phone to reveal his own joy at getting to see a wonderful group of players close up and give some insight into what the England camp was like back then, including some pretty firm rules on leaving the dinner table.

As always, we finish with another edition of Football Fact or Fiction in which Rich tries to guess which of the many glorious stories about that era is true.

Make sure you head to for more 2000s nostalgia, including expanded interviews with many of the show's guests.


1m 20s- Rich is unpleasant
2m 1s - Mark’s dramatic irony
3m 35s - Montage
5m - What’s to come
6m 03s - Sven arrives 
8m 38s - Sven’s fantastic record (football) and the footballers he could choose from
9m 42s - 5-1 and sneaking in the pub
12m 35s - THAT free-kick and Golden Balls
16m 05s - A Broken Metatarsal
18m 30s - The hope
19m 05s - Brazil and the 2002 World Cup
22m - The players that gave joy
24m 10s - Interview with Paul Konchesky. Paul talks arriving into the England squad, how it all worked, and Becks allowing people to leave the table.
33m 03s - Post-interview chat
34m 20s - Cliques
36m - Rich critiques his son’s team
36m 46s - Euro 2004
40m 28s - Penalties…
42m 06s - Sven
44 15s - World Cup 2006
45m 35s - The Wink
51m 24s - Fact or Fiction


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