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Solbakken

Episode 65 – Wolves sack Solbakken

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Happy New Year! In the first show of 2013, Mark and DC hold the fort – and react to the sacking of Ståle Solbakken by Wolves, following their 1-0 FA Cup exit at the hands of non league Luton on Saturday. Wolves blogger Tom Bason is on the line to give his take, plus comment on the arrival of new boss Dean Saunders from Doncaster.

We also catch up with Jon Holmes from TEAMtalk.com and Sky Sports to discuss John Sheridan’s appointment at the new Plymouth manager. Argyle slipped to 91st in the Football League after a 4-0 defeat at Port Vale on Saturday…






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Episode 64 – Forest give O’Driscoll the chop

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It’s a New Years Eve treat – the final show of 2012. After a crazy few days at the City Ground, we get the verdict on Nottingham Forest’s decision to swap Sean O’Driscoll for Alex McLeish from three people that know the club well. Peter Blackburn (Nottingham Post correspondent) and James Bolton (Blogger, View From The Main Stand) join the WAGU boys to give their take on the decision by Fawaz Al Hasawi – plus we’re joined for the first time in a long time by Forest die hard Toppo!

We also reflect on another shambolic week at Blackburn, including the sacking of Henning Berg after just 57 days in charge…











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Bradford

Episode 63 – Bradford dreaming of Wembley

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There’s only ONE story we could cover this week. League Two Bradford City piled the pressure on Arsene Wenger by dumping Arsenal out of the Capital One Cup on penalties in midweek. We catch up with Dom Newton-Collinge of the excellent Bradford podcast ‘Bantams Banter‘ to reflect on a historic night and achievement for Phil Parkinson and his side.

We also look back on the weekend’s games – including a crucial win for Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones, and Peterborough’s shock win at the Cardiff City Stadium…











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Micky Mellon

Episode 62 – Mellon out, Alexander in

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This week the boys investigate one of the most interesting developments of recent weeks, the sacking of Micky Mellon by League Two new boys Fleetwood Town. We catch up with Cod Army media man David Mitchell to discuss his departure, plus the arrival of new gaffer Graham Alexander.

Glen Wilson, editor of Doncaster fanzine ‘Popular Stand’ is also on the line to explain how Dean Saunders’ has managed to recover from the debacle of last season to lead his side to second in the League One table at present. Plus we touch on Ben Mayhew’s excellent new Experimental 3-6-1 report (opens as PDF) focusing on all 72 Football League sides…











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Kenny Jackett

Episode 61 – Millwall gathering momentum

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Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Charlton made it thirteen games without defeat for Kenny Jackett’s impressive Millwall side, who now lie just outside the Championship play-off spots on goal difference. We speak to talkSPORT broadcaster and Lions fan Joe Amphlett to get his take on the reasons behind their long unbeaten streak.

We also discuss MK Dons’ 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup, and look ahead to the third round in January. The boys also discuss the departure of Fleetwood manager Micky Mellon and and the rest of the weekend’s action…











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AFC Wimbledon

Episode 60 – MK Dons vs AFC Wimbledon

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It’s the game that will be dominating the national press this week – the first ever meeting between Milton Keynes Dons and AFC Wimbledon. So with less than seven days to go before they play their second round FA Cup tie at Stadium mk, we catch up with fans of both clubs for a special show.

Charlie Talbot (stand-up comedian, writer & producer) gives us his view on events from an AFC Wimbledon perspective, whilst MK Dons season ticket holder Alistair Marriott has the case ‘for the defence’…











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Darren Ferguson

Episode 59 – Posh propping up the rest

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It’s been a bad week on and off the pitch for Peterborough United. Posh are back bottom of the Championship after four successive defeats, with four players also transfer listed by Darren Ferguson after a breach of club discipline. John Verrall from StandingOnTheGlebe.co.uk joins the boys to give his view on events at London Road.

With Bristol City only one goal better off than Posh, we also catch up with Sean Thorne (found each weekend on BBC Radio Bristol) to discuss the Robins’ long winless run and the future of boss Derek McInnes…











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Michael Appleton

Episode 58 – Appleton takes over Tangerines

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Following Michael Appleton’s decision this week to leave Portsmouth for Blackpool, the WAGU boys are joined by Tangerines blogger Adam Kinder to discuss his arrival and prospects at Bloomfield Road.

In League One it’s now two wins out of two for new (and old) Scunthorpe United boss Brian Laws, after his side won 2-1 at Coventry on Saturday. We catch up with Chris Sumpter, sports editor of the Scunthorpe Telegraph to examine his return – plus find out why it went so wrong for Alan Knill…











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Holloway

Episode 57 – Managers on the move

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The Championship managerial merry-go-round is in full swing, with four new appointments this week. The boys analyse Ian Holloway’s decision to quit Blackpool for Crystal Palace with Palace fan and journalist Ed Malyon, who’s written for The Mirror, The Guardian and Four Four Two.

We also take a closer look at Sean Dyche’s arrival at Burnley with Chris Boden, Chief Football Writer at the Burnley Express, and Jamie Smith from the independent Burnley blog ‘No Nay Never’…











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Ipswich

Episode 56 – Who next for Ipswich?

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Recording the show the day after DC’s big birthday bash was always a bad move (that will hopefully explain the hangovers). Paul Jewell finally parted company with beleaguered Ipswich Town after the defeat to Derby in midweek, leaving the club bottom of the Championship with just one win so far this season. Stuart Watson (Ipswich correspondent at the East Anglian Daily Times) and Adam Williams (Ipswich fan and BBC South Online journalist) are on the line to discuss where they go next, and the candidates that could succeed Jewell.

We also talk to Craig Hope (chief sports writer for the Hartlepool Mail) after Neale Cooper’s resignation as boss of struggling Hartlepool United…











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