Welcome to the fifth episode of Lifting The Lid, on the Official Emirates FA Cup podcast.The show, hosted by Tubes and Steve Sidwell, that explores the unique experience of taking part in the world’s oldest and best club competition.
It’s a big one today, one of the true greats of the game, and one of the nicest gents around to boot. A born goalscorer, an FA Cup winner, and a genuine hero for so many players and fans alike. It’s Ian Wright Wright Wright!
Wrighty’s had an amazing career, coming to the game later than most but coming in like a freight train to be voted player of the century for Crystal Palace by the fans, and then going on to become Arsenal’s highest ever goalscorer (since surpassed by none other than Thierry Henry). This episode, called Grass Roots to FA Cup Glory and charts the path Wrighty took from being rejected by Brighton and Southend in his teens, via a short spell in prison, to lifting the FA Cup and League Cup in the same season with Arsenal.
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The podcast is hosted by Tubes and Steve Sidwell and produced by Harold McShiel and Jake Cunningham. The Executive Producers are Charlotte Males and Craig Barrett, the editing is by Will Lockwood and Jamie Maisner and the show’s artwork is from Ellis Oseman.