Back Of The Net - The AFC Bournemouth Podcast
135 - The Goalscorer's Dad
In our last league game, Bournemouth overcame a deficit for the first time this season as Solanke and Billing netted inside three minutes to ensure that Boscombe go top of the table at a rain-soaked Dean Court against Sheffield United.
Fans were nervously optimistic despite the bore-draw against Peterborough, and in the pub beforehand, 2-1 seemed to be the fashionable scoreline. True to form, Bournemouth delivered - and whilst Solanke's penalty levelled things up, Billings effort effectively killed the game. When Phil Bill scores, Cherries do not lose!
In this podcast Sam Davis speaks with Neil Dawson, Jeff Hayward, Mr Tigz and Tom Jordan about the crucial win.
Plus, Jeff Hayward chats to Marc Billing, father of AFC Bournemouth BALLER Philip in this candid interview about being a parent of a professional footballer.
What's it like being the parent of a player that has overcome tough times to stick it out and then go on to tear it up in one of the most popular leagues in the world? What's it like to see your son getting criticism, is it hard to bite your tongue? And does he feel when the crowd are singing his name and loving every minute of seeing him in action?
We talk to him about Philip's rise in football, the social media criticism, the amount of input he has with his moves, and the pride he feels at seeing his son succeed.
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