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The Proper Footy Podcast

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 - 37 minutes

Ex-pro Nicky Summerbee has jumped on the #ProperFooty podcast this week and let's us into his life as a TV Pundit for BeIn Sports in Qatar, as well as his career with Swindon Town, Man City & Sunderland (amongst a few other clubs too). Overcoming Pennine translation issues and a 5-0 away defeat to Arsenal FC, we take a dive into what life is like in modern-day football at pro level. 

A massively entertaining chat covering moments with Georgi Kinkladse, Kevin Phillips, Micky Gray and playing against Gazza, this is an episode not to be missed.

What do you do going to play the Invincibles at Highbury? Pack a bag with going out gear, admit defeat, take the ironing board and try and pull Melanie Sykes. 

Following in the footsteps of Manchester City legend Mike Sumerbee, we find out how this helped Nicky into the game, but also hindered his experiences at Maine Road.

A hugely entertaining podcast and well-worth a listen. 

Proper Footy is brought to you in association with Settle United a ‘proper Yorkshire Dales footy club’ since 1884. That 90 minutes where nothing else matters.

Forget your multi-million pound players, your 6-figure salaries, your perfect pitches and your glamorous hospitality. Start with one green shed (ground being developed as part of series), plenty of pork pies and some half-decent football with loads of funny real moments and an insight into amateur footballers lives. This club is on a journey up the football pyramid from the bottom. Grassroots most favourite club, let’s see where it takes us together.

Settle United Association Football Club was founded in 1884 and our team played their first football games at the ground we play at today, Bridge End. The ground is seen by many as one of the most awe-inspiring and beautiful there are in the United Kingdom; the River Ribble curves it’s way around the pitch and we have a picturesque backdrop to the pitch with the Settle to Carlisle railway line overlooking us, as well as the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales (Settle Loop walk) too.

Bringing you real, honest and entertaining stories from Yorkshire's Proper Footy Club. #SUAFC are an ambitious football club. We aim to provide a safe, well-organised club for local football players to enjoy playing and representing our Yorkshire Dales market town. We believe in ensuring our teams have the backing of a passionate management team to allow them to be successful on the pitch.

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