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Podcast: Episode 47 – My Name’5 Doddie


This week on the podcast Cammy chats to Stewart Weir, journalist and close friend of Doddie Weir who has co-written Doddie’s autobiography, “My Name’5 Doddie”. Stewart talks about how the idea for the book came about almost 20 years ago, the book’s unique structure and his long standing friendship with Doddie.

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Doddie’s autobiography is out now from all good bookshops and Amazon.

Later in the podcast Cammy, John and Iain talk about Scotland’s performance in Wales, the reasons to be cheerful and whether this might just be the most exciting time in living memory to be following Scottish rugby.

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13 Responses

  1. Have to disagree with the panel’s assessment that the Cardiff match was not a meaningful one. My viewing was this was played by both sides as a true test match, and not a Baa Baas style exhibition with the ball pinging about & the result inconsequential. The fact that full caps were awarded supports this. The international records will show a Welsh victory

    1. We weren’t saying it was meaningless. We were just trying to put the result into perspective given the wider benefit the match had for promoting Doddie’s MND foundation and raising money

  2. Enjoyed the podcast guys, thanks. More than one or two snorts of laughter on the drive into work this morning. Only surpassed by seeing the headline in the Guardian rugby section on England’s forthcoming test against the ABs:

    “England hoping Mario Itoje can unsettle the All Blacks at Twickenham”

    Well if he stay on the pitch long enough …If I could just suggest the Guardian’s rugby coverage as a “hands in the ruck ” item . They really do write some hopeful drivel, the previous one being that Brad Shields having been on the fringes of the ABs team will somehow give England a secret competitive advantage against them. grrrr

    1. Cheers Virverax, glad you enjoyed it.
      The Guardian have encountered my wrath in one of my earliest appearances, think they’d mixed up the brothers Horne or called a Fagerson, “Ferguson”. Might even have been both, but it was something really basic a quick Google would have sorted.

      1. I’ve a theory that Paul Rees from the Guardian isn’t real. He’s just a front for agency staffs using a stock photo of some bloke from a 1970s woodworking catalogue. Saying that I’m not sure agency staff would write sentences as long and meandering unless they were trying to get into character.

  3. Hands in the ruck from this weekend – Danny Care at the end of the England-New Zealand game comedy tripping himself up over All Black players at every ruck blatantly trying to fake a penalty – and the ref having absolutely none of it. Lucky not to get penalised for diving!

    Also, Itoje remains a c**k of the highest order – how close are we to it being worth going down to 14 men, just for someone to smack the grin off his face?

    Both of them have the souls of footballers….

  4. And so our back row just gets better and better. Gary Graham sees the light. We have back row which now includes Watson and Graham at 7 (both international calibre) Barclay and Bradbury at 6 and Thompson and Strauss at 8. All international calibre players. Backing them up you have Wilson, Ritchie, Denton, Fagerson, Hardie. What options! A back row of Barclay, Graham and Thomson would rival any nation outside of NZ and maybe Ireland. At lock if Ritchie comes back we have 4 top class players in Grays, Skinner and Gilchrist with Toolis backing them up, 2 world class hookers, good depth at prop. Jesus I’d have laughed in your face if you’d have told me this back in the naughties!!! Please all get fit. The only real problem position we have depth wise is arguably wing after Kinghorn.

    1. Bradbury, Graham, Thompson,
      Ritchie & Fagerson all need to prove their worth at ‘top’ international level in 6N and WC…lots of potential but need time playing together in dark blue to confirm it..

      1. Because I watch the premiership religiously. He is clearly of the standard, he isn’t Fagerson a kid with potential he is one of the best back rows in the prem and has been for two seasons. Don’t be hating just coz you’ve never seen him play.

      2. Every Sunday then?….

        As has been shown countless times, there is a big difference between even top level club and international rugby. Some of the best club players never made it as internationals.
        Graham may well turn out to be the real deal, but I have to agree that he, and the others mentioned, need to play well in big international games (its relatively easy to shine in a game you are dominating) before we get too carried away.

        I do agree that we are in the best position I can remember for having genuine competition for first team places – to the point where there are only 1 or 2 I would be seriously concerned about injuries.

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