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Episode 43 – All Rhodes lead to the Championship

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Thanks for listening this season! In an extended final show, the WAGU boys pick through the last ten months to select their personal highlights.

We also review the League One play-off final at Wembley, after Huddersfield’s incredible 8-7 penalty win against beleaguered Sheffield United sealed promotion. Terriers blogger James Bartaby is on the phone to give us his verdict on a tense afternoon in the sun at Wembley, and life back in the second tier for Simon Grayson…






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Episode 42 – West Ham win promotion

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Busy show this week! John Ashdown, Guardian journalist and Football Weekly regular, is the special guest as we preview the League One play-off final at Wembley next Saturday between Sheffield United and Huddersfield.

We also look back on West Ham’s promotion to the Premier League after they beat Blackpool 2-1 at Wembley in the Championship play-off final. West Ham blogger Tom Victor joins us to talk about Big Sam’s big day in the sun, and look forward to life back in the top flight…











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Episode 41 – Wembley beckons

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Football! The boys return to talk all things play-offs, but are emotionally drained (and a little bit more in love with football) after a truly amazing end to the Premier League season. One of West Ham or Blackpool will be back in the Premier League next season, after both came through in their Championship play-off semi finals this week. We preview next Saturday’s big game at Wembley and the key men involved.

We also discuss the ‘rebranding’ of Cardiff City and are joined by Hull City blogger Rick Skelton to discuss the departures of Nick Barmby and Adam Pearson from the KC…











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Crawley

Episode 40 – Project Promotion (the trilogy)

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So much to pack in this week! The boys begin by looking back at a magnificent season for Sheffield Wednesday, after the Owls sealed promotion to the Championship with a win over Wycombe. Carl Mullooly, Wednesday blogger for skysports.com and ‘wednesdayite’ is on the line to tell us all the atmopshere in front of 38,000 at Hillsborough on Saturday.

Elsewhere we’re joined by Ian Townsend, the chair of the Crawley Town Supporters Alliance, after they sealed a second successive promotion on the final day of the season with a 1-0 win at Accrington…











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Saints

Episode 39 – The Saints are coming

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This week the boys review the final day of the Championship season, as Southampton crushed Coventry 4-0 at St. Mary’s to return to the Premier League after a seven year wait. Chris Rann, who writes about Saints for Shoot magazine is on the line to discuss their back-to-back promotions and look forward to life in the top flight under Nigel Adkins.

In League Two Shrewsbury Town are promoted to League One after beating Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 to complete an entire season unbeaten at home. Glyn Price from ‘The Blue & Amber Fanzine’ joins the boys to talk about Graham Turner’s first promotion with the Shrews since 1979…











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Coventry

Episode 38 – Coventry hit rock bottom

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The countdown is on to the final day of the Championship season, but for Coventry and Portsmouth it is already all over. With relegation for both now confirmed, the boys chat to Steve Phelps, author and writer of Coventry blog ‘Away From Home’ about the increasingly desperate situation both in the boardroom and on the field at the Ricoh.

In League One, it’s all over for John Coleman and Rochdale, who have been relegated. We speak to our Dale blogger Jack Oldham for his verdict on a disasterous season, plus Ron Smith, founder and editor of the Swindon blog ‘The Washbag’ as the Robins are promoted from League Two…











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Episode 37 – Charlton up, Donny down, West Ham…?

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The Football League is into the final furlong, with promotion and relegation issues decided on Grand National weekend. Reading’s win at St Mary’s has put them closer to the Premier League, whilst West Ham turned up the heat on Southampton with a 6-0 win over Brighton. The boys are joined by Ian Abrahams (aka ‘The Moose) from ‘The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast’ on talkSPORT for the view from Upton Park.

We also speak to Liam Hoden, sports reporter at the Doncaster Free Press & South Yorkshire Times, as Rovers are relegated from the Championship – plus, Charlton blogger Sunny Seabrooke as the Addicks seal promotion from League One…











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Episode 36 – Bristol City edge clear

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This week the boys look back on a bumper Easter weekend of Football League action, including a crucial win for Derek McInnes and his Bristol City side in their crunch relegation six-pointer against Coventry at Ashton Gate. We’re joined on the line by Robins’ blogger Paul Binning.

Elsewhere we look back on Saturday’s epic ‘El Clasicoast‘ at St Mary’s, plus Wycombe’s 4-0 defeat at Chesterfield in League One, which leaves them four points from safety. We speak to Greg Burns from the Buckinghamshire Advertiser and Examiner











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Reading

Episode 35 – Advantage Reading

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It was a massive weekend in the Championship promotion race as Reading came from behind to win 4-2 at West Ham and go four points clear of the Hammers in second place. We speak to Daniel Wimbush, editor of Reading fanzine ‘The Tilehurst End’ to get his view on the secret behind the Royals’ success this season.

We also discuss race for the Championship play-off spots. Sean Dyche’s Watford are now top of the form table and just six points off the top six, so we catch up with Mike Parkin from the Watford podcast ‘From The Rookery End’…











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Chesterfield

Episode 34 – Chesterfield win at Wembley

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John Sheridan’s Chesterfield claimed the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a 2-0 win against Swindon on Sunday, and Carl is back straight from Wembley to join the boys in the studio (complete with his Paolo Di Canio mask).

We also discuss another big week of managerial changes. Murray Burnell from BBC Radio Sheffield and Yorkshire Radio is on the line to talk about Andy Scott’s departure from Rotherham, while Brian Horton returns to Macclesfield and Lee Bradbury is sacked by Bournemouth…











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