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Author Adam Hurrey on ‘Football Cliches’ and the language of football

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We Are Going Up’s Mark Crossley and David Cameron Walker talk to Adam Hurrey, who runs the excellent @FootballCliches Twitter account and website. Adam has just published his debut book ‘Football Clichés‘ (a speculative effort, from distance, to translate the language of football), which we discuss, alongside ‘real football men’ and Andy Townsend’s ill-fated tactics truck…

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Football League Show

Alan Biggs on Channel 5 and Football League highlights…

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According to newspaper reports, the BBC has lost the rights to show weekly highlights from next season, which will instead move to a primetime 9pm Saturday night slot on Channel 5. We talk to broadcaster and journalist Alan Biggs, who broke the story. Alan has covered football for decades, working for both the BBC and commercial stations. He is currently editor of you-are-the-ref.com, and a match reporter for both Sky and talkSPORT…

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Football League Show

Episode 144 – Saturday nights, Channel 5!

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Is it almost full time for The Football League Show? According to newspaper reports, the BBC has lost the rights to show weekly highlights from next season, which will instead move to a primetime 9pm Saturday night slot on Channel 5. The reporter who broke the story, broadcaster and journalist Alan Biggs, joins us.

We also get your opinions, debate the legacy of Manish and Clem – plus ask, what do we actually want from a Saturday night highlights show? Elsewhere, sticking with media coverage, we catch up with football writer and author Adam Hurrey, who runs the excellent @FootballCliches Twitter account and website. He has also just published his debut book ‘Football Clichés‘, which we discuss, alongside ‘real football men’ and Andy Townsend’s ill-fated tactics truck…

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Ipswich

Episode 143 – McCarthy working miracles

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After thirteen consecutive years of Championship football, Ipswich Town fans are starting to dream. The Tractor Boys completed an unbeaten November with a last gasp 1-0 win at Charlton on Saturday, which has lifted them into the automatic promotion places. The question is, can they stay there? We find out more about Mick McCarthy’s mini-revolution from Stuart Watson, chief football writer for the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.

Following the latest twist in the Massimo Cellino saga at Leeds United, the boys are also joined by solicitor and sports lawyer Daniel Geey, plus BBC Gloucestershire co-commentator Mark Halliwell (who also writes the ‘Cheltenham Town Chatter‘ blog) gives us his reaction to the appointment of Paul Buckle at Whaddon Road…

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Bournemouth

Episode 142 – Bournemouth blooming

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With no Championship action at the weekend due to the international break, the boys are joined by Michael Dunne, host of the Bournemouth podcast ‘All Departments‘, to reflect on a stunning couple of months for the Cherries and their manager Eddie Howe. They currently sit second in the table, plus have a Capital One Cup quarter final with Liverpool to come next month.

We’re also joined in the studio by radio presenter, sports journalist and friend of the show Sean Thorne (from BBC Radio Bristol), who revels in Bristol City’s superb start to the League One season, which sees them four points clear at the top, despite losing their unbeaten record in a 1-0 defeat to Swindon on Saturday…

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Craven Cottage

Episode 141 – Live from Craven Cottage

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With Mark back (just about in one piece) from Japan, the boys headed on down to a freezing cold Craven Cottage for a Bonfire Night clash between two of the Championship’s struggling sides, Fulham and Blackpool.

After the debacle under Felix Magath, the Cottagers are rebuilding under new permanent boss Kit Symons, whilst ex Cottagers midfielder Lee Clark is the new boss of Blackpool. Could Fulham make it four home wins in a row against the beleaguered Tangerines? We describe the action, plus hear from the editor of the Fulham fanzine ‘There’s only one F in Fulham‘ David Lloyd, and Blackpool fans outside the ground…

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