Soccer AM: Boxing Day Special with David James (Pompey) in “Man vs Machine”

Turkish-based Colin Kazim-Richards, currently playing at Fenerbahce, was the first guest on the sofa on Boxing Day, with the midfielder presenting Helen and Max with a signed Fener ball from all the players. Colin spoke of his recent car crash in Turkey, but sadly the presenters shied away from the recent sex stories which have dogged the midfielder.

Next, stand-up comic John Bishop came on the show to discuss his Christmas with the family, his on-the-spot comedy routine and how Kenny Daglish called him up to play in the Liverpool’s Hillsbrough match.

There was a brilliant special feature in which Portsmouth and England goalie David James, with his hair puffed up to the max, took on a machine that fires shots at keepers in a segment title “Man versus Machine.” Brilliantly, James took on the machine while wearing a blindfold in the final few attempts.

There were the usual regulars including Our man in the Caff, Skill Skool (Swansea), Small Talk, Crossbar Challenge, Soccerette (here and here) and Tubes.