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Episode 146 – Molineux in mourning

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Wolves beat Blackpool 2-0 at Molineux last weekend to make it an impressive five wins from their last six Championship games. However, that run has been completely overshadowed by the sad news last week that their legendary former chairman Sir Jack Hayward had passed away in Florida, aged 91. The boys discuss his life and legacy with David Evans, host of the award-winning ‘Wolves Fancast‘.

Elsewhere, it’s all change once again at struggling Charlton Athletic. The Addicks were thrashed 5-0 at Watford on Saturday and last week sacked head coach Bob Peeters. Former Standard Liege boss Guy Luzon has taken his place, becoming the clubs’ fourth boss in less than a year. Alex Stedman from ‘Charlton Live‘ is on the line to tell us more…

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Neil Adams

Episode 145 – Who’s next for Norwich?

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Happy New Year! It’s the first show of 2015, with plenty to discuss. Neil Adams has resigned as Norwich City manager, following their 2-0 defeat at Preston in the FA Cup on Saturday. Adams leaves the club seventh in the Championship, just three points off the play-off spots. So, who will be next to take charge of the Canaries? The boys are joined by Michael Bailey, sports journalist at the Eastern Daily Press for reaction to Adams’ resignation.

Elsewhere, Sheffield United continued their Cup exploits with a 3-0 victory away at Loftus Road against Premier League QPR. The Blades have now beaten Villa, Fulham, Forest, Charlton, West Ham, Southampton and QPR in just over twelve months. We find out more from Sheffield United fan and ‘A United View on Football‘ blogger Ian Rands

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PCH

Goodbye PCH

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After an amazing half season for the Wycombe winger, Paris Cowan-Hall has moved to Championship side Millwall in the opening few days of the transfer window. I had acknowledged how well Cowan-Hall had been playing and how influential he has been to our league position so far, but I still…

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Truce

Documentary: Football and the Great War

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On Christmas Eve 1914, all went quiet on the Western Front. The screaming stopped. The rifles relented. The brutality and the bloodshed were broken up. British and German troops laid down their weapons and walked out of their trenches. They shook hands, they exchanged gifts and they played football.

But one hundred years on from the Christmas Truce, what do we know about the footballers that went to war? Those that swapped standing side by side on the field of play, for fighting side by side on the killing fields of the Somme. We find out more in this special documentary…

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Football Cliches

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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