The Big Interview with Graham Hunter

Charlie Nicholas: The Truth About Charlie

Aug. 21, 2015

Charlie Nicholas was a sensationally impish, creative and uplifting footballer for Celtic, Arsenal, Aberdeen and Scotland. These days he's a Soccer Saturday legend on Sky Sports most Saturdays alongside Jeff Stelling, Paul Merson, Matt Le Tissier and Phil Thompson. What inspired me to choose Charlie for this information is partly the fun he gave me during his playing career [have I mentioned the mighty Dandies before?] partly the fact that back in 1988 he was one of my first ever football interviews .... but also the thought that many, nowadays, know him far more for his TV work than for what a magical football presence he was in the 1980's and 1990's. A balance that needed redressing. It turned out to be one of the most intriguing, honest, enjoyable football conversations I have had for a long time. I think our guest emerges as a true student of football and defies the 'Champagne Charlie' stereotypes. His career is littered with great names - Sir Alex Ferguson, Kenny Dalglish, Graeme Souness, Danny... For information regarding your data privacy, visit neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.