2012/13 Podcasts

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Gary Mills

Episode 73 – York sack Gary Mills

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York City took a few by surprise on Saturday when they announced the dismissal of manager Gary Mills following a run of eleven games without a win in League Two. We speak to York fan and football blogger John Dobson (who’s written for the Two Unfortunates amongst others) about his shock at the decision.

We also reflect on the departure this week of the Football League’s longest serving manager. After nine years in charge, John Still left Dagenham & Redbridge for the final time on Tuesday, and has taken over at Luton in the Blue Square Bet Premier. Colin Munford, sports reporter at the Barking & Dagenham Post, is on the line to reflect on his tenure…






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Middlesbrough

Episode 72 – Middlesbrough on the slide

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This week the boys (obviously) start by looking back at a very one-sided Capital One Cup Final at Wembley. DC went to the game, which ultimately proved to be one step too far for Phil Parkinson and his Bradford side, as they were hammered 5-0 by Premier League Swansea.

In the Championship, Middlesbrough’s grip on a play-off place is fast slipping away after a seventh defeat in nine league games against Millwall on Saturday. Anthony Vickers, sports writer for the Evening Gazette on Teeside and author of the popular ‘Untypical Boro’ blog, is on the line to give his take on another season that seems to be drifting away…











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Episode 71 – League One hotting up

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Loads going on – packed show this week! The WAGU boys start by catching up with Joey Crone, host of Coventry podcast ‘The Nii Lamptey Show‘, for his reaction to the departure of Mark Robins. Robins was appointed as the new Huddersfield manager during the week, and saw his side lose 4-1 to Wigan in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Another manager out of the door is Graham Westley, who was sacked by Preston on Wednesday following a run of just one win in fourteen league games. The boys discuss the decision, and following Preston’s subsequent win over Bournemouth, take a closer look at the top end of the League One table…











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Episode 70 – Positives at the Pirelli

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Accentuate the positive! Burton Albion sit third and are chasing promotion under rookie boss Gary Rowett, whilst the club’s Community Trust has now grown and is delivering to 1,500 participants a week in East Staffordshire. Andy Taylor, Manager of the Burton Albion Community Trust, is on the line to tell us a more.

One place below Burton sit fan owned Exeter City, who broke a club record with their tenth away win of the season at Morecambe on Saturday. Paul Sussex from the ‘Grecian Talk‘ podcast explains why they’re so good on the travels, and speculates on the future of Paul Tisdale…











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Dickov

Episode 69 – Dickov leaves the Latics

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What a difference a week makes. Seven days ago Oldham boss Paul Dickov was celebrating his side’s shock FA Cup victory over Liverpool, yet this week he is out of a job. That followed a run of eight defeats in nine league games, leaving the Latics perilously close to the League One relegation zone. The boys are joined by Oldham Chronicle sports reporter Matt Chambers for his reaction.

With rumours circulating about the future of Paolo Di Canio at Swindon, we also catch up with Ron Smith from Robins’ blog ‘The Washbag‘ to get his take on the situation both on and off the field at the County Ground…











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Grayson

Episode 68 – Grayson and Coleman go next

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Two more Football League managers were also given the chop this week. We catch up with Huddersfield writer Charlie Johnson to get his reaction to Simon Grayson’s departure from the Galpharm. Grayson was sacked on Thursday after presiding over a run of twelve games without a win.

We also catch up with Rochdale blogger Jack Oldham for his take on the axing of boss John Coleman, and the subsequent return of Keith Hill to Spotland…











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Barnsley

Episode 67 – Can Flicker save Barnsley?

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The boys manage to survive the snow this week and get the lowdown on the new man in the managerial hot seat at Oakwell, David Flitcroft. Matthew Murray from the Barnsley Chronicle is on the line to give his take on his appointment – plus discuss where it all went wrong for Keith Hill.

Brentford lost their top-of-the-table League One clash with Tranmere at Griffin Park on Saturday, but still sit fourth ahead of next weekend’s FA Cup clash with West London neighbours Chelsea. We look forward to that game with Nick Bruzon from Bees United, the Brentford Supporters Trust…











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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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Solbakken

Episode 65 – Wolves sack Solbakken

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Happy New Year! In the first show of 2013, Mark and DC hold the fort – and react to the sacking of Ståle Solbakken by Wolves, following their 1-0 FA Cup exit at the hands of non league Luton on Saturday. Wolves blogger Tom Bason is on the line to give his take, plus comment on the arrival of new boss Dean Saunders from Doncaster.

We also catch up with Jon Holmes from TEAMtalk.com and Sky Sports to discuss John Sheridan’s appointment at the new Plymouth manager. Argyle slipped to 91st in the Football League after a 4-0 defeat at Port Vale on Saturday…











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Episode 64 – Forest give O’Driscoll the chop

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It’s a New Years Eve treat – the final show of 2012. After a crazy few days at the City Ground, we get the verdict on Nottingham Forest’s decision to swap Sean O’Driscoll for Alex McLeish from three people that know the club well. Peter Blackburn (Nottingham Post correspondent) and James Bolton (Blogger, View From The Main Stand) join the WAGU boys to give their take on the decision by Fawaz Al Hasawi – plus we’re joined for the first time in a long time by Forest die hard Toppo!

We also reflect on another shambolic week at Blackburn, including the sacking of Henning Berg after just 57 days in charge…











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Bradford

Episode 63 – Bradford dreaming of Wembley

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There’s only ONE story we could cover this week. League Two Bradford City piled the pressure on Arsene Wenger by dumping Arsenal out of the Capital One Cup on penalties in midweek. We catch up with Dom Newton-Collinge of the excellent Bradford podcast ‘Bantams Banter‘ to reflect on a historic night and achievement for Phil Parkinson and his side.

We also look back on the weekend’s games – including a crucial win for Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones, and Peterborough’s shock win at the Cardiff City Stadium…











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Micky Mellon

Episode 62 – Mellon out, Alexander in

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This week the boys investigate one of the most interesting developments of recent weeks, the sacking of Micky Mellon by League Two new boys Fleetwood Town. We catch up with Cod Army media man David Mitchell to discuss his departure, plus the arrival of new gaffer Graham Alexander.

Glen Wilson, editor of Doncaster fanzine ‘Popular Stand’ is also on the line to explain how Dean Saunders’ has managed to recover from the debacle of last season to lead his side to second in the League One table at present. Plus we touch on Ben Mayhew’s excellent new Experimental 3-6-1 report (opens as PDF) focusing on all 72 Football League sides…











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