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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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Eddie and Troy

Episode 154 – Destination Premier League

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They have done it! Both Watford and AFC Bournemouth have clinched promotion to the Premier League after an incredible weekend full of twists, turns and let’s be honest… really difficult maths. An elated DC explains how he celebrated Watford’s promotion in the back of a taxi in Newcastle, plus gets further reaction from long time friend of the show Mike Parkin, co-host of the ‘From The Rookery End‘ podcast.

He also catches up with Michael Dunne, host of Bournemouth’s ‘All Departments‘ podcast – after the Cherries beat Bolton 3-0 on Monday night to set up a first ever season in England’s top division. Michael pays tribute to Eddie Howe and Harry Arter amongst others…

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Burton Albion

Episode 153 – Party time at the Pirelli

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Thirteen years ago Burton Albion were competing in the Northern Premier League against teams such as Frickley Athletic, Hucknall Town and Marine. Next season they will be taking on the likes of Coventry City, Bradford City and Blackpool in League One. The Brewers clinched their first promotion to the third tier with a 2-1 win at Morecambe on Saturday. We find out how Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has done it from BBC Radio Derby‘s Burton Albion reporter and commentator Joe Shennan.

Joe is also a Wycombe fan, so gives us his assessment on the latest twist in the League Two promotion race. Are Southend United now favourites to pinch third? The Shrimpers made it six straight wins and seven straight clean sheets with a 1-0 win at Bury on Tuesday night. We hear from their manager Phil Brown, talking to talkSPORT

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Ups and Downs

Mini Episode: Ups and Downs

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The boys are back! Mark Crossley and David Cameron Walker take time out of their (supposedly) hectic ‘international schedules’ to get together for a hastily-arranged chat about the final few weeks of the Football League season.

Since the last show Bristol City have been promoted to the Championship with their own six of the best at Bradford, whilst Blackpool and Yeovil have suffered relegations.

We get excited (and nervous) about the increasingly tight promotion races in the Championship and League Two, plus hear tales from DC’s trip to the States. We’ll be back with a full show, featuring guests, next week.

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John Still

Episode 152 – Luton letting it slip?

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What has happened to the Hatters? After a fantastic first season back in the Football League, Luton Town lost 2-1 at Northampton on Saturday to make it eight defeats out of nine in the league (including six in a row), a run which has seen them drop out of the League Two play-off spots as a result. Mark is joined by Mike Simmonds, sports editor at the Luton News, to discuss where it’s all gone wrong recently at Kenilworth Road.

Elsewhere, down at the bottom of League Two – could the great escape actually be happening for Hartlepool United? Pools beat Cambridge 2-1 on Saturday, their fourth win in a row, to move out of the relegation zone for the first time in five months. Mark talks to Nick Loughlin, sports editor of the Northern Echo to see if they can go and complete the job…

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