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Episode 115 – The truth behind transfers

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How exactly do Football League clubs go about recruiting and scouting players? How many people are involved? What role do agents play? Are big clubs aware of the best talent at Football League level? Will EPPP hinder the development of young British players?

These are all questions the boys look to examine in a special show this week, as we discover ‘the truth behind transfers’. We speak to Ross Wilson, Head of Football Operations at Huddersfield Town and the multi award-winning sports journalist Mike Calvin, author of The Nowhere Men‘…

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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’.

To help us, sports journalists and reporters from local newspapers/radio join us. 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 66 – Michael Appleton Special

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He’s been in charge of three different clubs in the space of three months – so why is new Blackburn boss Michael Appleton suddenly the Football League’s most in demand manager?

The boys get the verdict on him from fans of Portsmouth, Blackpool AND Blackburn. Guests include Neil Allen (chief sports writer at the Portsmouth Evening News), Matt Atkinson (co-presenter on Blackpool’s ‘Seasiders Podcast‘) and Mike Delap (editor of the Vital Blackburn forum + author of The Wild Blackburn Rover Blog)…

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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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