Lineker & Baker: Behind Closed Doors

Lineker & Baker: Behind Closed Doors Podcast

'Lineker & Baker: Behind Closed Doors' will be a new regular show full of the intimate details of life in and around the game.If you’re looking for analysis of the weekend’s action, look elsewhere. This show will tell dressing room tales and green room stories from Gary and Danny’s time in football and broadcasting.Irreverent, at times preposterous, 'Behind Closed Doors' sees Gary Lineker abandon his usual role as chief interrogator. Instead he joins Danny Baker in a romp through life in the English game.

Golf with the President
Gary Lineker describes a round of golf against the President of Argentina and his lost three days with Diego Maradona. Danny explains his ongoing distaste for Luton Town....

North Korean Haircuts
Gary describes helping Sir Bobby Robson find his missing phone, while Danny lists his quiz show triumphs....

It's only a Game
Gary and Danny describe their experiences with paparazzi; Gary tries to work out how many hat-tricks he's scored; Danny explains why he thinks Ronaldo should return to Manchester United...


Crazy Golf
Gary and Danny describe their worst ever football kits and share a mutual love of Crazy Golf...

A Hundred and a Hat-trick
Gary and Danny describe very different hat-tricks; we discover the art of the one on one; plus stories of the most foul mouthed men in football and show business. Warning: explicit language....

Trailer: We Have Ways of Making You Talk
No episode of Behind Closed Doors this week as Gary and Danny take their international break. Fear not though, the duo will be back next week as usual. Instead we've got a trailer for our new podcast, We Have Ways of Making You Talk, with comedian Al Murray and historian James Holland.If you like what you hear then you can listen to the first episode of the new series, and all future episodes, here: https://apple.co/2YsZXQV or here: https://play.acast.com/s/wehaveways...


Magic Mushrooms
Gary says why Diego Maradona's sensational second goal in the 1986 World Cup quarterfinal should have been disallowed. Danny explains how magic mushrooms can interfere with a team's defensive stability....

Messi v Ronaldo
Messi or Ronaldo? Gary and Danny finally resolve the debate once and for all. Plus Danny tells the story of Dan Petrescu’s cat and Gary names the famous player his son would have preferred as a father....

Who’s Got My Ball?
Gary describes Howard Kendall’s unorthodox Chinese remedy for poor form and wonders what happened to his hat-trick ball from El Classico. Danny dresses up as Pluto and recalls the time he lost Big Ron’s trousers....


The Horse's Head in the Penguin Pool
Gary describes losing his car in central London and snapping his toe in Japan while Danny recounts the story of Gazza’s disastrous visit to a Chinese zoo. And the lads reveal the impending arrival of a Behind Closed Doors book, to be published by Penguin Random House....

Complete Bullocks
Gary finally puts to rest a rumour that has been circulating since his England days, Danny explains how Salvador Dali very nearly had a big part to play in Sheffield Wednesday’s history and there’s a spirited debate on the merits of the short corner....

Naked Football
This week’s offering sees the duo discuss a match that was the ultimate 'Shirts v Skins', Gary reveals a prank himself and the England team played on Bobby Robson before the 1990 World Cup semi-final and Danny explains how a call from Andy Townsend kickstarted his career....


You Haven't Got The Balls
In the first episode of Series 2 Gary reveals a few choice words he delivered to Johan Cruyff when he was a substitute at Barcelona, Danny tells us about his night at the BAFTAs and the pair get into a disagreement about footballers wearing gloves....

Christmas Special
In this festive special the pair discuss the merits of having a winter break, Gary recalls some of his favourite ever Christmas presents and Danny looks back at the last time a full set of football fixtures were played on Christmas Day....

Up The Loins
Danny tells the story of how one night ended with himself and Tony Adams sharing a kiss, Gary explains how he became a Top Gear curse and the pair reveal details for a live performance of the podcast at the New Wimbledon Theatre in 2019!...


Footballers' Wives
In Episode 7 the pair discuss which one football law they would change if they had the power, Danny ponders the idea of who was the very first football mascot and Gary reveals how much say friends and family have in transfer deals....

When Gazza Shot Jimmy
This week Gary reveals the club he would have most liked to play for but never got the chance, Danny calls for more blood and thunder in the 'not-so-beautiful game' and we hear what happened the time Gazza turned up to training with an air rifle!...

The Linesman Bottled It
In this week’s episode the pair discuss exactly how the Match of the Day running order is decided, Danny recalls the time he flashed the entirety of the Royal Albert Hall and Gary tells the story of when one of his managers picked him up and pinned him against the dressing room wall....


Handshake Poker
Episode 4 brings us a heated debate on the worth of the Nations League, Gary and Danny reveal the strangest things they’ve ever eaten and there’s a friendly game of ‘handshake poker’....

Gazza's Sting
In this week's episode Gary recalls the time he upset Brian Clough, Danny finally finishes his story about how him and his Dad got kicked out at QPR and we find out how Gazza rumbled the England team's in-house bookies during the 1990 World Cup....

The England Cap
Topics this week include Terry Butcher's bizarre tunnel antics, the best smelling footballers and Danny gets his hands on one of Gary's England caps....


Are We Live?
In the first episode of 'Behind Closed Doors', Gary and Danny get to grips with what exactly a podcast is, discuss what happens when the cameras and microphones are off (or not!) and tell a few of their best Gazza stories....

Trailer
The trailer for 'Lineker & Baker: Behind Closed Doors', which will be a new regular show full of the intimate details of life in and around the game.If you’re looking for analysis of the weekend’s action, look elsewhere. This show will tell dressing room tales and green room stories from Gary and Danny’s time in football and broadcasting....