Soccer AM clips: Ken Loach talks about meeting Eric Cantona

The first guest on the show was part-time footballer Matt Jansen, who began by talking about his motoring accident six years ago in Italy that left the former Blackburn, Bolton and Crystal Palace striker in a coma for six days. Jansen talked about how he narrowly missed out on making the 2002 World Cup squad and, so unexpected was his non-selection, that he even received an invite to David Beckham’s pre-tournament squad bash.

Jansen also provided a quality showboat during his time on the show.

Television and film director Ken Loach came on the show to talk up the new football related movie, “Looking For Eric,” that includes Eric Cantona in a starring role. Ken talked about meeting Cantona, admitting he was in awe of the ex-Manchester United striker, and saying he thought it was a wind-up when he first heard the Frenchamn was interested in the film.

The final guests were indie band The Maccabees, who came across rather timid and camera-shy, as they pulled the latest news around the band.

The usual features returned including Our man in a caff, Iron Soldier, This is my Club – Burnley, Skill Skool, Crossbar Challenge, Tubes and Soccerette.