Episode 156 – Boro on the brink

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Wembley awaits! The boys are back, admittedly with a distinctly end of season feel, as we review the drama of the play-off semi finals and look forward to what lies in store for Middlesbrough, Norwich, Preston, Swindon, Wycombe and Southend this weekend.

Boro crushed Brentford 3-0 at the Riverside on Friday night to complete a hugely impressive 5-1 aggregate win, in front of a crowd of over 33,000. Anthony Vickers, sports writer and columnist for the Evening Gazette on Teeside, joins us to preview Monday’s big game and tell us more about the amazing job done by Aitor Karanka. (N.B. Apologies for the sound problems on this interview).

We also catch up with big Swindon Town fan and We Are Going Up favourite Carl McQueen, as Mark Cooper’s side prepare to face Preston on Sunday for a spot in the Championship. We discuss the Robins’ incredible 5-5 thriller with Sheffield United and take a look at the players that have helped push them to the cusp of promotion.

We also preview the League Two play-off final, as Phil Brown heads back to Wembley with the Shrimpers – plus talk Bristol Rovers’ return to the Football League, ‘Underhill‘ (a new short film about Barnet directed by Simon Emmett) and er, Simon Grayson’s hair…

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