He remembered how in 2001, the millionaire reacted angrily to criticism on one of Ross's phone-ins
as manager Trevor Francis' position came into question.
Between radio phone-ins
, showboating in Tehran and quoting The Cat in the Hat in the Commons, the former first minister shows signs of not taking himself or his job seriously.
He was later the mainstay of the Monday night phone-ins
, the two-hour "Football Football" Show on Tuesday evenings and the post-match phone-ins
At a personal level, over 30 years, I have done multiple radio phone-ins
and countless press letters.
The former Rangers boss reckons Twitter, Facebook and radio phone-ins
have created a blame culture in society.
Ours is an era in which top-of-thetable sides are booed off for being one down at half-time and Harry Redknapp is branded "tactically inept" by Spurs fans on radio phone-ins
, three weeks after he was hailed as the Messiah.
If that circumstance should arise, we should be allowed to talk freely if words of criticism are necessary" Newport Labour Labour MP Paul Flynn "The phone is the forum for every eccentric and lunatic" Broadcaster Sir Terry Wogan, above, who dislikes phone-ins
"I became Governor not because of the wishes of the good people of Hong Kong but thanks to the good people of Bath.
Tom says: "On Boxing Day I'll be at the Baggies v Man City game for a live commentary from 3pm on Gold 1152am, before going back to the studio to host phone-ins
after our other commentary games on BRMB - Blues v West Ham (5.
In the meantime, can I respectfully ask all local media, fanzines, websites, supporters to boycott the soulless new name - I can't even bear to write the words - by making no references to it on air, in print, in phone-ins
, in conversations.
The services are used by EFD to conduct regular telephone tutorials and interactive phone-ins
which bring together EFD members and expert speakers.
Those people don't need telling they're under pressure, the fans will tell them that, and I've no problem with callers to phone-ins
having their say, but it's not for the host of the programme to try and get somebody out of work.
I'm convinced phone-ins
are a broadcasting alternative to care in the community.