2011/12 Podcasts

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Les Parry

Episode 31 – Les Parry leaves Tranmere

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Just before Ronnie Moore was re-appointed as Tranmere boss late on Sunday night, the boys discussed the decision to sack Les Parry with Rovers bloggers Tom Kenny and Sam Robinson, plus examined Moore and the other potential candidates.

In the Championship there was a weekend of great games, saves and goalmouth scrambles to review, including Southampton’s crucial win at Elland Road on Saturday evening. The boys also discussed the options for the Football League if Portsmouth do go out of business, and Jimmy Bullard’s latest misdemeanours…






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Episode 30 – Heartbreak for Cardiff

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This week the boys pay tribute to Cardiff as Liverpool scrape through a dramatic Carling Cup Final at Wembley by the skin of their teeth. We also catch up with Sheffield Wednesday blogger Carl Mullooly after a vital 1-0 win for the Owls in the Steel City derby at Hillsborough, which should buy Gary Megson time until the end of the season.

There’s also Keith Curle’s emails and a special t-shirt to discuss, plus Aldershot blogger Morgan Applegarth is also on the line to discuss a return to form for Dean Holdsworth’s men…











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Lee Clark

Episode 29 – Lee Clark sacked

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Another one bites the dust. This week we assess the arguments for and against Huddersfield’s shock sacking of Lee Clark with Terriers blogger Charlie Johnson (who has written for The 72 and skysports.com) and John Dobson, football writer for The Two Unfortunates (amongst others).

In the FA Cup fifth round, we discuss Leicester’s superb win at Carrow Road, plus tip our hat to Birmingham and Stevenage, both of whom earned replays against Premier League opposition…











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Blackpool

Episode 28 – Blackpool bouncing back?

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Despite another weekend of cold weather up and down the country, there’s plenty for the boys to get stuck into this week. Blackpool are up to fifth in the Championship and unbeaten in nine matches after Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Portsmouth at Bloomfield Road. John Aspinall (presenter of ‘The Seasiders Podcast’) is on the phone to talk Ian Holloway, summer signings, post Premier League finances and comedy goalkeepers.

Elsewhere we catch up with journalist Adam Williams to hear about an eventful afternoon at Portman Road, plus one of the greatest tannoy announcements ever…











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Simon Grayson

Episode 27 – Grayson shown the door

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After the sacking of Leeds boss Simon Grayson last week, the boys look in depth at the current situation both on and off the field at Elland Road. David Wilkinson, who runs the popular Leeds blog The Scratching Shed (plus has written for The Independent, The 72 and the Two Unfortunates) is on the line, as is Matthew McKeith – writer, editor and founder of the Leeds website Right In The Gary Kelly’s.

We discuss whether Ken Bates was right to sack Grayson and ask who the club should appoint next if they are serious about promotion…











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Episode 26 – Brighton set for Anfield

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Following their 1-0 defeat of Newcastle in the FA Cup, Gus Poyet’s Brighton & Hove Albion have been rewarded with a fifth round trip to Liverpool. This week the boys catch up with Seagulls fan Liam Dawes to reflect on the victory, and a mixed season so far in the Championship.

Elsewhere we pay tribute to Carling Cup finalists Cardiff, plus round up the rest of the FA Cup action, and discuss an immediate impact for new boss John Coleman at Rochdale. They defeated rivals Bury 3-0 in his first game in charge. We catch up with our Dale blogger Jack Oldham for more…











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Michael Duberry

Episode 25 – Michael Duberry’s perfect hat-trick

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In an extended podcast, the boys are joined by talkSPORT commentator and presenter Ian Danter to talk about his beloved Birmingham City, as Chris Hughton’s men climb into the Championship play-off spots for the first time this season with a 3-0 win over Watford.

We also have a very special studio guest, who reflects on Saturday’s game between West Ham and Nottingham Forest – plus our Charlton and Northampton bloggers Sunny Seabrooke and Ben Trasler join us… and we talk THAT Michael Duberry hat-trick…











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Gary Johnson

Episode 24 – The return of Gary Johnson

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This week the boys (minus one notable absentee) get stuck into debating a feast of Football League action, and the slightly strange return of Gary Johnson to Yeovil Town. Western Gazette journalist and BBC Somerset co-commentator Chris Sweet joins us to give his reaction, after ex boss Terry Skiverton was demoted to Johnson’s number two.

There’s also Derby fan Eddie Johnson on the phone, after the Rams’ notched up a 1-0 win against Coventry at Pride Park that leaves them hovering nicely outside the Championship play-off places. In League One there’s the appointment of Graham Westley at Deepdale to discuss…











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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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