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PODCAST: Prememento Series 3 – Ian Harte

This season the Beermat’s premier football podcast was given a task. Tell the full story of the Premier League, though the players themselves. We’re not looking for a list of the best players to have ever kicked a ball in anger but rather stories that need to be told, from every single club that has ever played in the league. We call these players cornerstones and this is The Cornerstone Collection.

Football – along with many other things – is all about timing. Whether it’s the ability to ghost into the box or how a defensive line can step up just in time. Even VAR relies on such precise timing that it’s even been suggested that even it has a huge margin for error. The only guarantee is that things will always continue to evolve. What gets lost in the mind is often the in between. Those moments, events or people when everything changed but we didn’t know it at the time.

In the last twenty years every position has been redefined. Perhaps none more so than that of the fullback. That’s why we’re going into the career of one of the most influential and yet unspoken about; Ian Harte. From the roller-coaster days at Leeds to the back end of a glittering career, this is a look back at a player who stood on the cusp of all the radical tactical changes that were about to unfold in his position and who ultimately moved away from the Premier League to ply his trade abroad in the most unusual of destinations.

Listen now by downloading here.

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