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Episode 132 – Bobby Dazzler

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It’s all over for another year. Thanks for downloading and supporting the show this season – it’s been our best yet! Also, a big thank you to the hundreds of journalists, fans, players and managers who have joined us over the last nine months.

We catch up again with Charlie Ashcroft from the Open All R’s podcast, to hear all about QPR’s promotion to the Premier League…






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Wembley Awaits

Episode 131 – Wembley awaits

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Ninety minutes of football left to define your season. Promotion on the line. The home of football waiting. In our penultimate show of 2013/2014, the boys look forward to all three play-off finals…

Guests include Dom Howson from The Sheffield Star, Andy Brown, Leyton Orient blogger for our website wearegoingup.co.uk, Rob Stocks, Fleetwood Town Reporter for the Blackpool Gazette – and David Broome, Sports Reporter at the Burton Mail











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Oscar

Episode 130 – and the Oscar goes to…?

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Oscar Garcia has resigned as Brighton manager following the Seagulls’ 6-2 aggregate defeat to Derby in the Championship play-off semi-finals. It was their second semi-final exit in two seasons and leaves chairman Tony Bloom now looking for a third manager in just over twelve months.

We find out more from Alan Wares, co-host of ‘The Albion Roar‘ podcast, plus preview the Championship play-off final between Derby and QPR at Wembley with Owen Bradley from BBC Radio Derby Sport, and Charlie Ashcroft from the Open All R’s QPR podcast…











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Episode 129 – #SayNoToLeague3 Special

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Following the controversial announcement of the FA Commission’s four-point plan to boost English football, the boys return with a #SayNoToLeague3 special. We look at the consequences of creating of a new tier within the Football League to accommodate Premier League B teams, beginning in 2016/17, with arguments from both sides.

Our guests include Brentford manager Mark Warburton, Luton Town chief executive Gary Sweet, talkSPORTUp The League‘ host Geoff Peters, Ian Danter, talkSPORT commentator and England reporter – plus Rob Langham from the Football League blog The Two Unfortunates











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Episode 128 – Agony and ecstasy

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The last day of the season NEVER disappoints. We should know that by now. The boys are back to dissect a final afternoon packed full of late goals, drama and tension.

Just a year after they were promoted from League One thanks to an injury-time goal, Doncaster Rovers have been relegated back to the third tier by an injury time goal. It was scored by Paul Caddis for Birmingham City at the Reebok Stadium, which earned the Blues a 2-2 draw at Bolton and kept them in the Championship at Donny’s expense on goal difference. We speak to Liam Hoden, sports reporter at the Doncaster Free Press and South Yorkshire Times











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The Great Escape

Episode 127 – The great escape?

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It all comes down to this. The final week of the season has arrived, with twelve Football League clubs still scrapping for their lives and hoping to avoid the dreaded drop. Four will go down, but the question is – which four?

We analyse the state of play at the bottom of all three divisions with some special guests, including Daniel Ivery, author of Birmingham City blog ‘Often Partisan‘, Stuart Brothers, editor of Notts County’s ‘Black and White Fanzine‘ and Stephen Collins, Bristol Rovers season ticket holder for over twenty years…











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Burnley

Episode 126 – Vintage Clarets

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The boys return after an Easter feast of football, which finally saw the Ginger Mourinho secure his date with Jose Mourinho next season. Sean Dyche and Burnley clinched their long awaited promotion to the Premier League with successive wins against Blackpool and Wigan.

So, just how did the Clarets manage to upset the odds so dramatically? Plus, can they learn the lessons of four years ago and survive relegation next year? We reflect on this season’s most remarkable success story with Chris Boden, chief football writer at The Burnley Express











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Charlton

Episode 125 – Live from The Valley

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Happy Easter! With only a few games remaining and ‘squeaky bum time’ fast approaching, the boys abandon the studio and instead take a trip to The Valley for the crucial Championship relegation six pointer between Charlton Athletic and Barnsley.

Mark, DC and Jim (plus new addition Joe Amphlett) catch up with Charlton fans outside the ground, plus get the verdict on Jose Riga’s impact so far from Valley DJ Paul Glover and Peter Finch, match commentator for CAFC Player…











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Leicester

Episode 124 – Fantastic Foxes get promoted

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Congratulations Leicester City! Nigel Pearson’s side are finally back in the promised land of the Premier League, following a ten year absence. The Foxes have sealed promotion with six games to spare, which shows the sheer extent of their dominance in the Championship this season.

Joining Mark and our very own Jim Knight to discuss the story of an unforgettable year is Jason Bourne, sports journalist, presenter and commentator at BBC Radio Leicester











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Pompey

Episode 123 – Stay up Pompey?

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Following yet another tumultuous season in the life of Portsmouth Football Club, Saturday March 29th 2014 could prove to be a turning point. After sacking their manager Richie Barker during the week, Pompey registered a 2-1 victory against Newport County at Rodney Parade, their first win in seven games, which lifted them five points clear of the League Two relegation zone.

We speak to Steve Wilson, sports journalist at the Portsmouth News, plus Paul Harper, sportswriter and co-host of the ‘Totally Tranmere‘ Podcast. Rovers have won just four out of their last seventeen games and are in relegation trouble in League One…











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