Today's episode of 'Ramble Meets...' features a man well versed in professional football's intense and various demands, from playing as an international striker to managing across the leagues. Mark Pougatch sits down with former Northern Ireland, Southampton and West Ham striker, Iain Dowie!
Iain regales us with tales from his storied career, from surviving non-league football's school of hard knocks and becoming Northern Ireland's record goalscorer, to the infamous tale of teammate Paulo Futre storming out of the pre-match dressing room over his shirt number! They also reminisce about his near-300 games in the dugout which included a memorable stint at Crystal Palace, beating his own beloved West Ham in a play-off final and, yes, inadvertently coining the phrase 'bouncebackability'.
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