Episode 128 – Agony and ecstasy

The last day of the season NEVER disappoints. We should know that by now. The boys are back to dissect a final afternoon packed full of late goals, drama and tension.

Just a year after they were promoted from League One thanks to an injury-time goal, Doncaster Rovers have been relegated back to the third tier by an injury time goal. It was scored by Paul Caddis for Birmingham City at the Reebok Stadium, which earned the Blues a 2-2 draw at Bolton and kept them in the Championship at Donny’s expense on goal difference. We speak to Liam Hoden, sports reporter at the Doncaster Free Press and South Yorkshire Times, about what relegation means for Rovers and their boss Paul Dickov.

In League One, it was the end of the road after eight years in the third tier for Carlisle United. The Cumbrians were beaten 3-0 at Molineux by champions Wolves, which finally sealed their fate. We get the lowdown on an awful season at Brunton Park from John McGee, who edits the Carlisle United web fanzine ‘Bring Me The Head of Keith Mincher‘ and writes for The Two Unfortunates.

We also speak to Phil Catchpole, Wycombe Wanderers reporter for BBC Three Counties Radio and co-host of the ‘There’s No Turning Back‘ podcast, following the Chairboys’ miracle escape from relegation out of the Football League. Gareth Ainsworth’s men won 3-0 at Torquay, which coupled with Mansfield’s 1-0 victory against Bristol Rovers, was enough to keep them up at the Pirates’ expense. We also take a look at where it went wrong for Bristol Rovers and also congratulate Chesterfield on winning the League Two title.

Elsewhere, there’s Brighton’s late show at Forest, Tranmere’s relegation to League Two and the play-offs to discuss, as well as your nominations in our end of season awards. All that plus Tim Tantram tells us more about his club Crewe Alexandra…

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