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Paul Clement

Episode 168 – Derby sack Clement

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This week the boys reflect on the surprise sacking of Derby County manager Paul Clement, who was relieved of his duties after just eight months and 33 games in charge of the Rams. Chairman Mel Morris says promotion ‘was not the primary target‘ this season, but claimed the club hadn’t made enough progress under Clement. We get a view from Jonathan Rodgers, Derby fan and ‘Facing Two Ways‘ blogger.

Elsewhere, we focus on the two sides through to April’s JPT Final. Following Lee Johnson’s decision to switch Oakwell for Ashton Gate, we find out more about Barnsley’s up and down season from Doug O’Kane, sports editor at the Barnsley Chronicle. The Tykes’ will face Oxford at Wembley – we’re joined by U’s fan George Dugdale from BT Sport, who also discusses his hopes of promotion to League One…

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Bolton Wanderers

Episode 167 – Bolton on the brink

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It’s been a traumatic season for fans of Bolton Wanderers. After being served with a winding up order by HMRC, this week the club have been given an extension until February 22nd by the High Court. They also owe £185m to their owner Eddie Davies and have told their players and staff that they’re unlikely to be paid again this month. We get the latest on an ever changing situation from Marc Iles, the chief football writer at The Bolton News.

Elsewhere, Carlisle United will return to Brunton Park for the first time in eight weeks when they face York City in League Two this weekend. Jon Colman, Carlisle writer for Cumbrian Newspapers, tells us about the devastating effects of the recent floods – plus discusses their upcoming FA Cup fourth round tie against Everton…

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CHARLTON

Mini Episode: ‘We Want Our Charlton Back’

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In our first podcast of 2016, DC finds out more about the ongoing crisis at Charlton Athletic. The Addicks are 23rd in the Championship and facing relegation to League One after a run of ten games without a win. However it’s the situation off the field which is now receiving more public scrutiny.

The club’s owner Roland Duchâtelet is coming under increasing pressure from fans, with thousands gathering outside The Valley to protest against the Belgian in recent weeks. The club’s old manager Jose Riga is now back in charge, following the departure of both Guy Luzon and Karel Fraeye so far this season. Rick Everitt, editor of the ‘Voice of the Valley’ fanzine, joins us to explain how things have turned sour in SE7…

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Jimmy

Episode 166 – Hoops to hire Hasselbaink?

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This week the boys react to the news that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is set to leave League One leaders Burton Albion to take up the vacant managers position at Queens Park Rangers. We ask, is it the right move for him and the Hoops? Ashley Wilkinson, Burton Albion reporter for the Burton Mail also gives us his thoughts on what the Dutchman’s departure will mean for the Brewers.

After Dean Smith made the decision to swap the Banks’s Stadium for life with the Bees, we also wonder what’s in store for the ex Walsall boss at Brentford. Joseph Masi from the Express and Star reviews his time in charge of the Saddlers. There’s also managerial changes at Chesterfield, Colchester and Yeovil – plus this weekend’s ‘Hot Pot Derby’ to discuss

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Paul Lambert

Episode 165 – Lambert back in business

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Paul Lambert is back in football management after signing a two and a half year contract to succeed Gary Bowyer as Blackburn boss. With Rovers struggling in 16th place in the Championship (and still under a transfer embargo), the boys are joined by Paul Wheelock – Blackburn reporter for the Lancashire Telegraph, to discuss whether or not Lambert can succeed in turning things round at Ewood Park.

We also run the rule over Fulham’s decision to sack Kit Symons with Jon Norman, talkSPORT reporter and Fulham fan. Plus the latest on the ongoing situation at Bolton… and the brand new #EFL. Are you for or against the Football League’s rebrand? Let us know…

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Sixfields Stadium

Mini Episode: #SaveTheCobblers

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We bring you a special mini episode this week, featuring an interview with James Averill of the Northampton Town Supporters’ Trust. The Cobblers are in financial crisis, and have been issued with a winding up order by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), who are owed £166,000 by the club. A date for the case has been set at the High Court for Monday November 16th, when the club could be liquidated.

James explains the problems, discusses the recent death of Cobblers fan Brian Lomax (the man who invented supporters’ trusts) and his vision for the future of the club…

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Season So Far

Episode 164 – The season so far

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With November almost upon us, the boys pause to reflect on the opening three months of the 2015/16 Football League season so far. What have we learned? Which teams have upset the odds? and how long will Steve Evans last at Leeds? All the big questions are addressed.

Our guests are familiar to long term listeners. Rob Langham is the co-founder of the The Two Unfortunates, and helps us run the rule over events in the Championship. Mark O’Haire is the editor of We Love Betting and discusses the season so far in both League One and League Two.

Oh and DC also celebrates his birthday, in, er, style…

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Meadow Lane

Episode 163 – Live from Nottingham

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As our special month of themed shows continues, the boys take a trip to one of England’s most historic footballing cities, Nottingham. In a live special recorded at Meadow Lane during the Magpies’ home game against Plymouth in League Two, we speak to Notts fans and the freelance sports journalist Paul Smith, who’s been following the club for many years.

We also catch up with Chris Errington, football editor at The Plymouth Herald, as the Pilgrims look to build on an impressive start to the season. There’s also a special interview with Jonny Owen, Director of I Believe In Miracles, a new movie which opens nationwide on Tuesday this week – all about Nottingham Forest’s European Cup triumphs under Brian Clough

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Cult Heroes New

Episode 162 – Cult Heroes Special

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This week the boys celebrate the cult heroes of the Football League – those players greatly admired by fans, who didn’t necessarily get the credit they deserved. We talk everyone from Stuart McCall to Kevin Ellison, Jimmy Glass to Jason Lee and Scotty Murray to Laurent D’Jaffo. Features fans of various clubs.

There’s also an interview with the former Ipswich midfielder Matt Holland, who became a cult hero with fans at Portman Road. We talk playing in Europe, playing at Wembley and playing with Paolo Di Canio

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