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The Times

Episode 23 – Swindon serve up a shock

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Happy 2012! The boys are back with a look back at FA Cup third round weekend, and the ties involving Football League sides. After Swindon’s 2-1 victory over Premier League Wigan Athletic at the County Ground, we speak to Ron Smith, founder and editor of Robins’ blog The Washbag, to get the verdict on Paolo Di Canio’s first six months in charge.

We also doff our caps to Macclesfield, Crawley, Stevenage, Wrexham and MK Dons – plus look ahead to the fourth round. We also heap yet more praise on English football’s top scorer Jordan Rhodes, who bagged five of Huddersfield’s six goals in Friday’s rout of Wycombe in League One…






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Football League Show

Episode 22 – The Football League Show under threat

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In a bumper final podcast of 2011, the boys discuss the rumours that the BBC is planning to permanently axe The Football League Show. This after the decision ‘for budget decisions’ to rest the programme over Christmas and New Year.

We debate what this says about media attitudes towards the Football League, and analyse the pros and cons of Football League highlights potentially coming off free to air television. We also look back on the Boxing Day action and speak to Stevenage blogger Mark Hollis after their fantastic 6-1 win at Colchester…











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Barnet

Episode 21 – The end at Underhill?

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This week we have the latest on Barnet’s controversial move away from Underhill, plus we catch our breath after that pulsating 4-4 draw in the big Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough in League One. Huddersfield writer James Bartaby joins the lads to wax lyrical about Jordan Rhodes.

We also catch up with our Port Vale blogger Steve Donaldson for the latest on events on and off the field at Vale Park in League Two. Almost 3000 Vale fans demanded the removal of the club’s four-man board by taking part in a ‘red card’ protest at Saturday’s game with Aldershot…











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Kebe

Episode 20 – All aboard the showboat

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After Jimmy Kébé’s showboating and Jack Collison’s red card at the weekend, the boys catch up with Daniel Wimbush (editor of the Reading Fanzine ‘The Tilehurst End’) to get his verdict on the incident and the Royals’ season so far.

There’s also late drama at Vicarage Road to discuss, an incredible comeback by Paul Jewell’s Ipswich at Oakwell – plus another demoralising day for Coventry City fans at the Ricoh…











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Ipswich

Episode 19 – Back him or sack him?

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After seven league defeats on the bounce, the boys this week focus on Paul Jewell’s increasingly desperate plight at Portman Road. Journalist and Ipswich blogger Adam Williams is on hand to give a bit of context, and explain why making the squad younger has to be a priority.

After Burnley upset the odds to win 2-1 at West Ham, we also catch up with Clarets writer Tom Whittaker, plus we speak to our Leeds blogger Pete Allison to reflect on the wins over Nottingham Forest and Millwall…











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Episode 18 – Jonathan Wilson on Clough

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The boys are back with a special extended podcast this week, featuring our full interview with the award winning Jonathan Wilson about his new Brian Clough biography ‘Nobody Ever Says Thank You’.

Elsewhere, Hull City blogger Marcus Dysch is on the line to give his reaction to the appointment of new manager Nick Barmby. There’s also Plymouth fan and Teamtalk.com writer Jon Holmes with an update on Plymouth’s fortunes both on and off the pitch…











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AFC Totton

Episode 17 – A non league education

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Despite the lack of Football League action, the boys return with a bumper pod this week. We delve in the deepest, darkest depths of non-league with Stuart Hammonds from The Non-League Paper, who helps review a busy weekend of first round FA Cup ties. On the agenda (amongst others) are Fleetwood Town, Luton, AFC Totton and Redbridge.

Elsewhere we catch up with Mike Parkin of Watford podcast ‘From The Rookery End‘, who gives his take on a chaotic few days behind the scenes at Vicarage Road, plus our Crewe writer Hugh Wilson comes on to pay tribute to Dario Gradi…











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Malky Mackay

Episode 16 – Cardiff on the climb

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It’s another packed podcast this week as the boys draw their breath following a busy weekend up and down the Football League. Following their 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Malky Mackay’s new look Cardiff have quietly sneaked up into fourth in the Championship. With a Carling Cup quarter final also on the horizon, we catch up with our Bluebirds’ blogger Rich Blake to find out just how Mackay is doing it.

We also speak to our Preston blogger Hannah Lupton after North End were spanked 5-2 by League One leaders Charlton at The Valley on Saturday, their sixth defeat in seven league games…











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Episode 15 – EPPP Special

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This week the WAGU boys look in detail at the controversial new ‘Elite Player Performance Plan’ which sets new rules for academy systems in England and could make it much easier for Premier League sides to hoover up young lower league talent for next to nothing.

Following anti EPPP protests at Selhurst Park on Saturday, the lads are joined by James Daly, editor of Crystal Palace fanzine ‘Five Year Plan‘, to look in depth at both the positives and negatives of the new scheme…











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Chesterfield

Episode 14 – Sheridan, sort it out!

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With Dougie Freedman’s Eagles flying high in the Championship after a 1-0 win at Ipswich on Saturday, Crystal Palace fan Ed Malyon (writer for The Mirror, Four Four Two and Goal.com) joined the boys this week to reflect on their terrific start to the season.

In League One it’s not quite as rosy for Chesterfield. Their 3-2 defeat to Hartlepool at the B2Net on Saturday was their fifth straight loss, and leaves John Sheridan’s men struggling in the relegation zone. Our Spireites blogger Will Strauss gives us the lowdown on a difficult start to life back in the third tier…











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