2011/12 Podcasts

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Ipswich

Episode 19 – Back him or sack him?

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After seven league defeats on the bounce, the boys this week focus on Paul Jewell’s increasingly desperate plight at Portman Road. Journalist and Ipswich blogger Adam Williams is on hand to give a bit of context, and explain why making the squad younger has to be a priority.

After Burnley upset the odds to win 2-1 at West Ham, we also catch up with Clarets writer Tom Whittaker, plus we speak to our Leeds blogger Pete Allison to reflect on the wins over Nottingham Forest and Millwall…






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Episode 18 – Jonathan Wilson on Clough

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The boys are back with a special extended podcast this week, featuring our full interview with the award winning Jonathan Wilson about his new Brian Clough biography ‘Nobody Ever Says Thank You’.

Elsewhere, Hull City blogger Marcus Dysch is on the line to give his reaction to the appointment of new manager Nick Barmby. There’s also Plymouth fan and Teamtalk.com writer Jon Holmes with an update on Plymouth’s fortunes both on and off the pitch…











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AFC Totton

Episode 17 – A non league education

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Despite the lack of Football League action, the boys return with a bumper pod this week. We delve in the deepest, darkest depths of non-league with Stuart Hammonds from The Non-League Paper, who helps review a busy weekend of first round FA Cup ties. On the agenda (amongst others) are Fleetwood Town, Luton, AFC Totton and Redbridge.

Elsewhere we catch up with Mike Parkin of Watford podcast ‘From The Rookery End‘, who gives his take on a chaotic few days behind the scenes at Vicarage Road, plus our Crewe writer Hugh Wilson comes on to pay tribute to Dario Gradi…











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Malky Mackay

Episode 16 – Cardiff on the climb

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It’s another packed podcast this week as the boys draw their breath following a busy weekend up and down the Football League. Following their 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Saturday, Malky Mackay’s new look Cardiff have quietly sneaked up into fourth in the Championship. With a Carling Cup quarter final also on the horizon, we catch up with our Bluebirds’ blogger Rich Blake to find out just how Mackay is doing it.

We also speak to our Preston blogger Hannah Lupton after North End were spanked 5-2 by League One leaders Charlton at The Valley on Saturday, their sixth defeat in seven league games…











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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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Chesterfield

Episode 14 – Sheridan, sort it out!

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With Dougie Freedman’s Eagles flying high in the Championship after a 1-0 win at Ipswich on Saturday, Crystal Palace fan Ed Malyon (writer for The Mirror, Four Four Two and Goal.com) joined the boys this week to reflect on their terrific start to the season.

In League One it’s not quite as rosy for Chesterfield. Their 3-2 defeat to Hartlepool at the B2Net on Saturday was their fifth straight loss, and leaves John Sheridan’s men struggling in the relegation zone. Our Spireites blogger Will Strauss gives us the lowdown on a difficult start to life back in the third tier…











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Gary Madine

Episode 12 – Gary Lee Madine aka the goal machine

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With no Championship action due to the international weekend, the boys turn their focus to Leagues One and Two this week. It’s four straight wins and up to second for Gary Megson and his Sheffield Wednesday side, after their 3-1 win against Chesterfield. Our Owls blogger Dominic Stevenson is on the line to talk top scorer Gary Madine – plus next weekend’s Steel City derby at Bramall Lane.

Elsewhere, Oxford blogger Sam Lydon joins us to talk about the U’s 3-0 hammering of Bristol Rovers on Saturday, as they go six games unbeaten in League Two…











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Episode 11 – Forest in crisis

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The boys give their immediate reaction to the news of Steve McClaren’s resignation from Nottingham Forest, which broke during the show – plus their reaction to the departure of Reds’ chairman Nigel Doughty.

Elsewhere, Bristol City blogger Paul Binning was on the line to talk about Saturday’s 5-0 loss at Blackpool, and share his concerns about the future of boss Keith Millen. Plus we talk to Huddersfield writer Charlie Johnson and our Northampton blogger Ben Trasler, who was on to talk about a new charity football challenge he is taking part in called Groundhop Week











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Saunders

Episode 10 – Rovers turn to Saunders

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After Sean O’Driscoll’s departure from Doncaster, the boys give their take on his dismissal and the appointment of Dean Saunders at the Keepmoat. There’s also Millwall, Portsmouth and a thriller at the Amex to discuss – plus the one fan who lost £55,000 in the process.

We’re also joined by Greg Burns from the Buckinghamshire Advertiser/Examiner, who tells us about Wycombe’s shock 1-0 win against Sheffield United at Adams Park. We also catch up with our Southend blogger Anton Stanley after their 4-0 win at Rotherham…











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McClaren

Episode 9 – Pressure builds on McClaren

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The boys are back with a busy old show this week. Football broadcaster and writer Tom Watt joins us to talk about ‘Kicking and Screening‘ – the UK’s first ever football film festival, which includes ‘Rise & Shine: The Jay DeMerit story’.

There’s also Toppo’s verdict on Forest’s 2-1 defeat to Derby at the City Ground, as the pressure ratchets up a notch on the beleaguered Steve McClaren – plus Exeter and Hereford bloggers Ian Bond and Gregg Davies also join us…











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Juventus

Episode 8 – Martin Allen’s Italian Job

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Our Birmingham blogger James Dixon joins the studio line up this week, as the boys look back on Notts County’s trip to Turin with Magpies fan Giuseppe Labellarte.

We also catch up with Ali Iveson from Southampton blog Saints Corner to talk and our Northampton blogger Ben Trasler is on the line to tell us about another stuttering season for Gary Johnson at Sixfields…











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