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Episode 159 – Mike Calvin Interview and Football on 5

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This week we bring you a special feature length interview with the multi award-winning sports journalist and author Mike Calvin. Mike has just published his new book book ‘Living on the Volcano: The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager‘. Mike gives us his unique insight into what life as a Football League manager is really like, drawn from his experiences of interviewing the likes of Gareth Ainsworth, Shaun Derry, Micky Adams and Martin Ling.

Elsewhere, we’ve our reflections on a chaotic first week of the new season, which included fourteen upsets in the Capital One Cup first round. There’s also our verdict on Channel 5’s brand new highlights show ‘Football League Tonight‘, hosted by Kelly Cates and George Riley – which premiered in its new Saturday night slot at 9pm last Saturday…






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Episode 158 – Season Preview 15/16

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We’re BACK! The brand new Football League season gets underway on Friday night… and We Are Going Up returns for season number five. Mark Crossley and David Cameron Walker kick off proceedings with a special bumper long preview podcast, looking ahead to the next ten months in The Championship, League One and League Two.

The boys are joined by Sheffield Wednesday fan and Sky Sports News HQ presenter David Garrido, football correspondent of the Wigan Evening Post Paul Kendrick… and Adam Lord, sports journalist at The Visitor in Morecambe. Plus Mark Langdon, digital football editor of The Racing Post, runs the rule over everything you need to know before placing your pre season bets… and yes, our infamous predictions return…











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Exclusive Mark Warburton Interview

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The boys speak exclusively in the studio to one of the hottest properties in British football management, the departing Brentford manager Mark Warburton.

Mark reflects on a fantastic year for the Bees, who finished fifth in their first season in the Championship, before losing to Middlesbrough in the play-off semi finals. We ask him about the club’s future, their young squad and where he sees himself going next, as he prepares to leave Griffin Park…











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Episode 157 – Norwich bounce back

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So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye. It’s a packed final podcast of the 2014/15 season – thank you to everyone who has listened to us and supported us this year, as ever. Norwich City are back in the Premier League at the first time of asking, after a superb 2-0 win against a below-par Middlesbrough in the Championship play-off final. We reflect on their promotion with Michael Bailey, sports journalist at the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News.

We also have exclusive chats with the departing Brentford manager Mark Warburton, Birmingham skipper Paul Robinson and Richard Foster, the author of a new book about the play-offs called ‘The Agony & The Ecstasy‘. Plus, we have the results of this season’s Fantasy Football and the dreaded playback of our pre season predictions…











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Episode 156 – Boro on the brink

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Wembley awaits! The boys are back as we review the drama of the play-off semi finals and look forward to what lies in store this weekend. Middlesbrough crushed Brentford 3-0 at the Riverside on Friday night to complete a hugely impressive 5-1 aggregate win. Anthony Vickers, sports writer and columnist for the Evening Gazette on Teeside, joins us to preview Monday’s big game with Norwich.

We also speak to Swindon 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, plus also look forward to Wycombe vs Southend and discuss ‘Underhill‘ – a new short film about Barnet directed by Simon Emmett…











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Final Day Drama

Episode 155 – Final day drama

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It’s all over for another year. The final weekend of the Football League season saw the usual mix of blood, sweat and tears, not to mention the odd pitch invasion or two (including one with a man on a mobility scooter). The boys are back together to look back over an incredible weekend.

MK Dons clinched the final automatic promotion spot in League One with a 5-1 drubbing of Yeovil on Sunday lunchtime at Stadiummk. We’re joined by Toby Lock, sports editor for the MK Citizen. Bury also came from behind to pinch the final automatic promotion spot in League Two. We’re joined by Craig Nelson, the Bury reporter for the Bury Times and the Bolton News











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