2014/15 Podcasts

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Episode 139 – Exceeding expectations

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This week the boys shine a light on three of the Football League’s surprise packages so far this season: Charlton Athletic, Rochdale and Wycombe Wanderers. All three were tipped to struggle, but collectively they have lost just five out of thirty games so far. We discover more about the great work being done by Bob Peeters, Keith Hill and Gareth Ainsworth.

Our guests are Rich Cawley, deputy sports editor of the South London Press, Rochdale fan and Spotland regular Greg Ingham – plus Phil Catchpole, Wycombe Wanderers reporter for BBC Three Counties Radio

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Mini Episode: Solskjaer out, Slade in…?

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The news was confirmed on Wednesday evening that Russell Slade had officially offered his resignation as Leyton Orient manager, presumably in order to go and take up the vacant managers position at Cardiff City. We catch up with South Wales sports writer Terry Phillips, who covers Cardiff for Media Wales, plus Paul Levy, co-host of the ‘Orient Outlook‘ Podcast.

Listen to Mark get Paul’s take on the background to Slade’s departure, whilst Terry explains how it all went wrong for former Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. There’s also Felix Magath and ‘cheese-gate’ discussed – plus a special guest is on the phone…

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Episode 138 – Live from AFC Wimbledon

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The boys take a Tuesday night trip down to the Cherry Red Records Stadium this week, as AFC Wimbledon welcome League Two table toppers Burton Albion. It’s been an underwhelming start by the Dons, but can their new strike partnership of Matt Tubbs and Bayo Akinfenwa help them finally end their barren home run? You’ll hear from boss Neal Ardley, Geoff Hawley from Radio WDON and Akinfenwa himself.

As for Burton Albion, it’s been a stunning start to the new season. Their 2-0 victory against York on Saturday took them three points clear at the top, with six league wins from seven. We hear from their manager Gary Rowett, who’s confirmed he’s staying at the club, and present match highlights from our debut night in the press box…

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Episode 137 – Leeds United Special

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Following four defeats and four red cards in August, head coach David Hockaday was sacked, just seventy days after taking over at Elland Road. Their 2-1 Capital One Cup defeat by neighbours Bradford last week was the final straw, as Hockaday became the second boss fired in just four months by new ‘president’ Massimo Cellino.

In this special, we speak to Leon Wobschall, football writer at the Yorkshire Evening Post, former Leeds captain Dominic Matteo, and we find out more about Cellino’s time at Cagliari from Italian football journalist (The Blizzard/ESPN/BT Sport) and Leeds fan James Horncastle

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Mini Episode: Beppe Sannino resigns

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Following the sudden resignation of Watford manager Giuseppe Sannino over the weekend, we catch up with Frank Smith, Deputy Sports Editor at the Watford Observer, plus Mike Parkin, co-host of the ‘From The Rookery End‘ Podcast.

Listen to Hornets fan David Cameron Walker quiz them on the background to Sannino’s departure, look back over his tenure in charge, and predict who will be next into the Vicarage Road hot seat…

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Episode 136 – Live from Luton

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For our first live show of 2014/15, Mark and DC head to Kenilworth Road to see two of League Two’s highly tipped promotion favourites go head to head, as Luton Town take on Bury.

We catch up with Luton fans following their return to the Football League, plus Bury chairman Stewart Day, some Shakers fans and Craig Nelson, who covers the club for the Bury Times.…

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Episode 135 – Championship Preview 14/15

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With just over 24 hours to go until the Sky Bet Football League is back (yesssss), the boys return with a bumper preview of the new Championship season.

Millwall managed to escape relegation back in May, despite a season of struggle at the New Den. This year, things are looking a lot more promising as Ian Holloway prepares for his first full season in charge. Mark went down to the club’s press day on Tuesday this week and managed to grab a word with both Holloway and club legend Alan Dunne, who has made over 300 appearances for the Lions…

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Episode 134 – League One Preview 14/15

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In the second of our special pre season previews, we pick through the various teams, managers and new signings hoping to make their mark in Sky Bet League One this season.

Guests include James Shield, Sheffield United correspondent and football writer for The Star in Sheffield, John McGee from The Two Unfortunates and Football League betting expert Mark O’Haire, plus more pre season predictions…

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Episode 133 – League Two Preview 14/15

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We’re back! There’s a slightly new format for the podcast this season, but we’re still kicking it off with three big preview shows marking the return of the Football League this weekend.

Guests in our League Two preview are Portsmouth’s David Connolly, Lloyd Langman from The Two Unfortunates and Football League betting expert Mark O’Haire, plus we make our infamous pre season predictions…

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