S3 Ep1: Martin Laursen: From Verona to Villa

After the enforced break, The Broken Metatarsal is back with a new format as Martin Laursen joins Rich Williams and Mark Holmes for our first player special.

The 2000s icon talks us through his career from moving to Italy with Verona as a youngster to being half-owned by Parma, somehow engineering a move to AC Milan, the nightmare of life under David O'Leary and then finally the wonderful times he experienced under Martin O'Neill and the incredible bond he formed with Aston Villa fans.


  • Intro

  • Hello Martin Laursen and the weather 5m 25s

  • The King of Headers 5m 41s

  • Obligatory and Unprofessional Leeds & Stoke mentions 7m 49s

  • The Premier League in the 2000s 10m 1s

  • Moving from Denmark to Italy 10m 58s

  • The start of the injuries and settling in 12m 30s

  • How dual ownership works 15m 40s

  • Amazing story of signing for AC Milan 17m 47s

  • Poor relationship with O’Leary 20m 18s

  • Milan to Birmingham 23m 00s

  • Relationship with Villa fans 25m 45s

  • The Serie A relegation play-off 27m 04s

  • The AC Milan squad 29m 44s

  • Carlo Ancelotti 31m 31s

  • The 5yr contract offer from AC Milan 33m 16s

  • Great relationship with Martin O’Neill 34m 

  • The Villa squad 36m 54s

  • A word on Milner 38m 55s

  • Enduring career memories 40m 10s

  • Outro

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