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Episode 171: The Final Ever Show

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It’s been a pleasure folks. After five years and almost two hundred shows, it’s time to hang up our podcasting boots.

The final ever We Are Going Up podcast is a two-hour special, as we look back on the 2015/16 Football League season with two of our regular guests, Rob Langham from The Two Unfortunates and Mark O’Haire from We Love Betting. We analyse all things Championship, League One and League Two – plus look forward to next season, and discuss the proposed expansion of the Football League from 2019/20.

We also catch up to our old friends Jim Knight, Carl McQueen and Steven Toplis, plus relive some of our favourite moments from the past half a decade.

Thank you very much to everyone who has downloaded, subscribed, emailed in, tweeted us, blogged for us, followed us on Instagram (even though we never used it much) and most importantly, just listened. Cheers.

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Play Offs

Special Episode: Play-Off Finals Preview

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So, the Football League season is nearly over… and so is the We Are Going Up podcast. In our penultimate show, David Cameron Walker is joined by various guests to preview this weekend’s three play-off finals at Wembley.

Ahead of Monday’s League Two clash between Plymouth Argyle and AFC Wimbledon, DC catches up with journalists Chris Errington and Andy Brassell. Millwall fan Joe Amphlett and talkSPORT’s Yorkshire football supremo Alan Biggs look ahead to the Lions against Barnsley in League One, whilst Alan and Sky Sports News HQ Presenter (and Sheffield Wednesday fan) David Garrido preview the Owls against Hull City in the Championship…

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Wigan

Mini Episode: Latics looking up

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Following last season’s relegation, Wigan Athletic look set for an immediate return to the Championship after a run of eighteen games unbeaten in League One. Gary Caldwell‘s side are just one point behind the leaders Burton Albion, as they prepare for the final seven games of the season.

So how have the Latics things around after a difficult start? Can Will Grigg make history with three successive promotions? Plus, how has chairman David Sharpe fared in taking over from his grandad? We speak to Paul Kendrick, football correspondent for the Wigan Evening Post. There’s also Neil Warnock‘s Houdini act, Mark’s trip to Blackpool beach… and DC’s Cheltenham round up. Plus we want to know – has Russell Slade literally lost the Cardiff dressing room?

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Andre Gray

Episode 170 – Clarets in charge

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This week we take a closer look at the top and bottom of the Football League. With Burnley now four points clear at the top of the Championship, can anyone stop the Clarets making an immediate return to the Premier League? We catch up with Jamie Smith, from the independent Burnley podcast No Nay Never, who gives us his take on Andre Gray, Joey Barton, and Sean Dyche (amongst others).

However, down at the bottom of League Two, it’s been a season of struggle for Dagenham & Redbridge. The Daggers, now led again by legendary boss John Still, are bottom of the pyramid and six points adrift of safety with eleven games remaining. Can they produce a miracle to retain their Football League status? We’re joined by Ned Keating, who covers the club for the London Archant

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Kenny Jackett

Episode 169 – Jackett off?

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Are Kenny Jackett‘s days at Molineux numbered? Wolverhampton Wanderers are sliding down the Championship table, after a run of no wins from their last seven games. We find out what’s gone wrong for one of the division’s promotion favourites this season, by getting the view of Wolves fan and podcaster Richard Hobbs, from the excellent Wolves Fancast.

Notts County chairman Ray Trew announced his intention to sell the club this week, blaming the “foul and mindless abuse” his family had been subjected to. So, after six years in control at Meadow Lane, we assess his time in charge with talkSPORT reporter (and Notts County fan) Andrew McKenna. We also talk Keith Hill on dating apps, Northampton‘s ten on the spin and Lloyd Doyley‘s big move…

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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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