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KM Football Podcast 37 - Neil Smith

By Matthew Panting

If you think you know Neil Smith you might want to listen to our latest podcast first.

The man known by most as 'Smudge' was signed by Terry Venables and started his career cleaning Gary Lineker's boots at Tottenham.

He helped keep Gillingham in the Football League and describes how Paul Scally and Tony Pulis turned the club around.

Smith was at Fulham when Mohamed Al-Fayed bought the club and brought in Kevin Keegan as manager, with the likes of Michael Jackson and Hugh Grant coming to games.

The crash of ITV Digital scuppered a return to Gills later in his career and forced Smith to drop into non-league with Woking.

He was part of another great escape at Kingfield and enjoyed his happiest times with the Cards before moving into management.

There were tough times at Welling and scandal at Croydon Athletic but Smith is now building something special at Bromley as he explained during our hour sat in the bar at Hayes Lane.

If you've missed any of our previous episodes, or want to listen again, the links are below:

18/6/19 - Neil Cugley

4/6/19 - Francis Duku

29/5/19 - Matt Godden

21/5/19 - Nathan Elder

14/5/19 - Steve Watt

6/5/19 - Elliot Bradbrook

30/4/19 - Craig Stone

22/4/19 - Jamie Day

16/4/19 - Andy Hessenthaler

9/4/19 - Jay Saunders

2/4/19 - Andy Drury

26/3/10 - Steve McKimm

19/3/19 - Steve Brown

11/3/19 - FA Vase special

4/3/19 - Andy Pugh

27/2/19 - Stuart Lewis

19/2/19 - Tommy Warrilow

5/2/19 - Tony Burman

29/1/19 - Nicky Southall

23/1/19 - Frannie Collin

15/1/19 - Danny Kedwell

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