Paul Smalley - A Magpie Down Under
Great tales from our former teenage full back who has travelled the world as a coach and is currently technical director of the Bangladeshi FA.
Nottingham-born Paul Smalley is the latest guest in our Magpie Circle podcast. and he tells a wonderful life story from being on schoolboy forms with Notts and having Jimmy Sirrel come around to his parents house to persuade him to sign.
Arriving late one day to put out the training kit and Don Masson refusing to train.
Establishing himself as first choice right back under John Barnwell as a teenager.
Working for the Sultan of Brunei as the Brunei national team manager
And now establishing a new life in Australia and working as the technical director of the Bangladeshi FA.
Worth pointing out that during the podcast, Paul had seen 13 consecutive days in solitary quarantine in a hotel room in Australia - and not being allowed out of the door once !!!