Despite the lack of Football League action, the boys return with a bumper pod this week. We delve in the deepest, darkest depths of non-league with Stuart Hammonds from The Non-League Paper, who helps review a busy weekend of first round FA Cup ties. On the agenda (amongst others) are Fleetwood Town, Luton, AFC Totton and Redbridge – plus there’s also a nod to Swindon’s cheeky demolition of high flying Huddersfield.
Following the surprise appointment of Michael Appleton as the new boss at Portsmouth, we also speak to our Pompey blogger Alex Best to get his reaction – and also ask if Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was ever in with a realistic shout of getting the job. There’s also a catch up with Mike Parkin of Watford podcast ‘From The Rookery End‘, who gives his take on a chaotic few days behind the scenes at Vicarage Road.
Plus, our Crewe writer Hugh Wilson comes on to pay tribute to Dario Gradi. After a staggering 1404 games at the helm, he has finally vacated the dug out at Gresty Road for the last time.
There’s all that, Mark’s trip to Amsterdam and Carl’s slip of the tongue – plus Cardiff against Bury in the Allan Johnston Paint Trophy…