Welcome to Lifting The Lid, here on the Official Emirates FA Cup podcast, and our fourth episode of the season.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.

After having the pleasure of Jermaine Beckford’s company in our first episode, now we’ve got our second Jermaine, Jermaine ‘Penninho’ Pennant. 

Jermaine has played for 15 different clubs across his career, from Arsenal to Billericay Town, with Liverpool, Stoke and Real Zaragoza in between. He was a brilliant player, making his Arsenal debut at 16, and going on to appear in the FA Cup final, a Europa League for Stoke, as well as the Champions League with Liverpool.

Today’s episode explores reputation, and Penninho had one as a bit of a bad boy which was fascinating to get into with him. We hear more about where he grew up in Nottingham and what was going on around him throughout his career. 

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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.

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