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Episode 140 – Managerial mayhem

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Six Football League managers have bitten the bullet in just twelve days – Dougie Freedman, Billy McKinlay, Colin Cooper, Russ Wilcox, Rob Edwards and Nigel Worthington have all gone. The boys reconvene to discuss sacking season and a supposedly quiet ‘international break’.

We find out what big Bolton fan Darryl Morris (The Hits Radio) makes of Neil Lennon’s arrival at the Macron. We also get get the verdict on Rob Edwards’ departure from Prenton Park with Paul Harper, co-host of the Totally Tranmere podcast – plus Northern Echo sports editor Nick Loughlin fills us in on Colin Cooper leaving Hartlepool…

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Keith Hill

Episode 139 – Exceeding expectations

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This week the boys shine a light on three of the Football League’s surprise packages so far this season: Charlton Athletic, Rochdale and Wycombe Wanderers. All three were tipped to struggle, but collectively they have lost just five out of thirty games so far. We discover more about the great work being done by Bob Peeters, Keith Hill and Gareth Ainsworth.

Our guests are Rich Cawley, deputy sports editor of the South London Press, Rochdale fan and Spotland regular Greg Ingham – plus Phil Catchpole, Wycombe Wanderers reporter for BBC Three Counties Radio

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Slade

Mini Episode: Solskjaer out, Slade in…?

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The news was confirmed on Wednesday evening that Russell Slade had officially offered his resignation as Leyton Orient manager, presumably in order to go and take up the vacant managers position at Cardiff City. We catch up with South Wales sports writer Terry Phillips, who covers Cardiff for Media Wales, plus Paul Levy, co-host of the ‘Orient Outlook‘ Podcast.

Listen to Mark get Paul’s take on the background to Slade’s departure, whilst Terry explains how it all went wrong for former Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There’s also Felix Magath and ‘cheese-gate’ discussed – plus a special guest is on the phone…

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Bayo

Episode 138 – Live from AFC Wimbledon

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The boys take a Tuesday night trip down to the Cherry Red Records Stadium this week, as AFC Wimbledon welcome League Two table toppers Burton Albion. It’s been an underwhelming start by the Dons, but can their new strike partnership of Matt Tubbs and Bayo Akinfenwa help them finally end their barren home run? You’ll hear from boss Neal Ardley, Geoff Hawley from Radio WDON and Akinfenwa himself.

As for Burton Albion, it’s been a stunning start to the new season. Their 2-0 victory against York on Saturday took them three points clear at the top, with six league wins from seven. We hear from their manager Gary Rowett, who’s confirmed he’s staying at the club, and present match highlights from our debut night in the press box…

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Cellino WAGU

James Horncastle on Massimo Cellino

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Italian football journalist James Horncastle (The Blizzard/ESPN/BT Sport/Guardian Football Weekly), joined the WAGU boys in September 2014, as part of our Leeds United Special, looking at the sacking of Dave Hockaday. James tells us about Massimo Cellino’s time in charge at Cagliari, his record for sacking managers, and (as a Leeds fan) James’ own personal concerns about his involvement at Elland Road…

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Episode 137 – Leeds United Special

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Following four defeats and four red cards in August, head coach David Hockaday was sacked, just seventy days after taking over at Elland Road. Their 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat by neighbours Bradford last week was the final straw, as Hockaday became the second boss fired in just four months by new ‘president’ Massimo Cellino.

In this special, we speak to Leon Wobschall, football writer at the Yorkshire Evening Post, former Leeds captain Dominic Matteo, and we find out more about Cellino’s time at Cagliari from Italian football journalist (The Blizzard/ESPN/BT Sport) and Leeds fan James Horncastle

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Sannino

Mini Episode: Beppe Sannino resigns

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Following the sudden resignation of Watford manager Giuseppe Sannino over the weekend, we catch up with Frank Smith, Deputy Sports Editor at the Watford Observer, plus Mike Parkin, co-host of the ‘From The Rookery End‘ Podcast.

Listen to Hornets fan David Cameron Walker quiz them on the background to Sannino’s departure, look back over his tenure in charge, and predict who will be next into the Vicarage Road hot seat…

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