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Brian McDermott

Episode 112 – Hillsborough humiliation

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It goes from bad to worse for Leeds United. Following last weekend’s FA Cup embarrassment at the hands of Rochdale, they were thrashed 6-0 at Hillsborough by Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday to increase the pressure on boss Brian McDermott. We speak to Phil Hay, chief football writer for the Yorkshire Evening Post, for an in-depth assessment of why things are going wrong at Elland Road…






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Episode 111 – Dale delight

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In the first show of 2014, the boys reflect on Rochdale’s stunning display against Leeds at Spotland in the FA Cup 3rd Round. Keith Hill’s side won 2-0 and now have another winnable tie against either Macclesfield or Sheffield Wednesday to follow. Dale also start the new year just four points off the top of League Two. With another promotion push on the cards, we find out more from Richard Partington, Rochdale reporter for the Rochdale Observer and Manchester Evening News…











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Episode 109 – Rockin’ Robins

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Merry Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year – because there’s LOTS of football going on. In a festive special, the boys begin by discussing Cheltenham Town’s ten game unbeaten run.

The Robins won 2-0 at Fleetwood on Saturday to move back into the top half of League Two, following a disappointing start to the season. Jon Palmer, Cheltenham Town reporter for the Gloucestershire Echo, Citizen and Western Daily Press newspapers, joins us…











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Episode 108 – All over for Zola?

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Where has it all gone wrong at Watford? The Hornets were ninety minutes away from promotion to the Premier League in May, but now find themselves on their worst home run in 23 years and down in the bottom half of the Championship.

With the pressure growing on boss Gianfranco Zola, the boys speak to Frank Smith (Deputy Sports Editor at the Watford Observer) and Lionel Birnie (author/publisher of four Watford books including ‘Tales From The Vicarage’) about his future…











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Episode 106 – Sackings Special

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Carnage. Chaos. Managerial mayhem. In an extended special, the boys reflect on a crazy week in which five more Football League managers lost their jobs. We examine the sackings of Owen Coyle, Dave Jones, David Flitcroft, Richie Barker and Sean O’Driscoll – plus apply our new ‘Fit and Proper Sacking Test’.

We speak to Greg Farrimond (Wigan Evening Post and Observer), Dom Howson (The Sheffield Star), Matthew Murray (The Barnsley Chronicle), Steve Pickthall (Sports Editor, Crawley Observer) and Sean Thorne (BBC Radio Bristol Sport)…











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Episode 105 – Graham Turner profile

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This week the boys celebrate a huge managerial milestone in the Football League. Graham Turner was first appointed as the player/manager of Shrewsbury Town on November 21st 1978. Thirty-five years on, he’s STILL in the Shrewsbury dugout – and busy pushing his side towards a top half finish in League One. We speak to Stuart Dunn, BBC Radio Shropshire’s Shrewsbury commentator, about Turner’s incredible career…











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Episode 104 – Jim Proudfoot talks Torquay

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With Torquay United now struggling down into the League Two relegation zone, the boys get a fans perspective from Rock ‘N’ Roll Football –┬ácommentator Jim Proudfoot.

As well as being a familiar voice to UK radio and TV listeners for years, Jim is also a passionate Gulls fan. He tells us about Saturday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to Chesterfield, plus explains why it has gone so wrong for Alan Knill at Plainmoor…











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Episode 103 – The Glovers need goals

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We need your help! We’re nominated for Podcast of the Year at the FSF Awards 2013, which is decided by a public vote and announced on Monday December 16th at the Emirates Stadium. You can vote for us at fsf.org.uk/awards and on multiple devices.

In the show this week, we catch up with Western Gazette sports editor Chris Sweet after a tenth defeat in fifteen Championship games for Yeovil…











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