2013/14 Podcasts

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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 107 – Battering Rams

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Derby County are on fire under Steve McClaren. The rampant Rams brushed aside the nine men of Blackpool 5-1 at Pride Park on Saturday to make it five straight wins and move up to fourth in the Championship.

The boys speak to Steve Nicholson, chief football writer at The Derby Telegraph, to find out about McClaren’s impact and preview the upcoming FA Cup tie with Chelsea…











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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 – commentator 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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Episode 102 – The Foxes get revenge

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Five months ago at Vicarage Road, Manuel Almunia was the hero and Anthony Knockaert the villain. This weekend the roles were reversed as Leicester thrashed Watford 3-0 thanks to a Knockaert goal and an Almunia error. That three points helped move Nigel Pearson’s side into the automatic promotion places in the Championship.

We reflect on their season so far with James Sharpe, sports writer at the Leicester Mercury – and our very own Foxes fan, Jim Knight











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Episode 101 – Venus over the moon

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In a slightly strange show, the boys discuss another week of managerial changes in the Football League… whilst also simultaneously watching Brighton against Watford on the telly.

We’re joined first by Anthony Vickers, sports writer for the Evening Gazette on Teeside. Anthony helped break the news of Tony Mowbray’s departure from Middlesbrough last week. He gives us his assessment of the Mowbray era at the Riverside – plus reflects on Mark Venus’s stunning first win in charge against Doncaster on Friday night…











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Episode 100 – The state of play

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We’ve made it! In a bumper commemorative edition of WAGU, the boys celebrate our 100th show with a wide range of guests and a very special quiz.

First up, with a quarter of the season gone, we look at the state of play in each division and ask – which clubs are exceeding expectations and which are falling short? Rob Langham, co-founder of the non-partisan Football League blog ‘The Two Unfortunates‘, and Mark O’Haire, content manager for Sportingbet and co-founder of ‘We Love Betting‘ join us…











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Episode 99 – Sacking season starts here

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The boys reflect on a busy seven days in which David Weir, Martin Allen and Kevin Blackwell have all lost their jobs as managers of Football League clubs.

We start by speaking to Daniel Storey, editor of Gillingham fan site ‘Gills FansOnline‘, who discusses the decision by chairman Paul Scally to sack ‘Mad Dog’ and replace him with new interim boss Peter Taylor…











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Episode 98 – Ings can only get better

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Burnley’s incredible start to the season continues. Two more wins against Doncaster and Reading this week have seen them overtake QPR and move to the top of the Championship table.

The boys speak to Chris Boden (chief football writer at the Burnley Express), to find out how Sean Dyche has it – plus get more on the blossoming partnership between Danny Ings and Sam Vokes…











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