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Burton Albion

Episode 153 – Party time at the Pirelli

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Thirteen years ago Burton Albion were competing in the Northern Premier League against teams such as Frickley Athletic, Hucknall Town and Marine. Next season they will be taking on the likes of Coventry City, Bradford City and Blackpool in League One. The Brewers clinched their first promotion to the third tier with a 2-1 win at Morecambe on Saturday. We find out how Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has done it from BBC Radio Derby‘s Burton Albion reporter and commentator Joe Shennan.

Joe is also a Wycombe fan, so gives us his assessment on the latest twist in the League Two promotion race. Are Southend United now favourites to pinch third? The Shrimpers made it six straight wins and seven straight clean sheets with a 1-0 win at Bury on Tuesday night. We hear from their manager Phil Brown, talking to talkSPORT

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Ups and Downs

Mini Episode: Ups and Downs

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The boys are back! Mark Crossley and David Cameron Walker take time out of their (supposedly) hectic ‘international schedules’ to get together for a hastily-arranged chat about the final few weeks of the Football League season.

Since the last show Bristol City have been promoted to the Championship with their own six of the best at Bradford, whilst Blackpool and Yeovil have suffered relegations.

We get excited (and nervous) about the increasingly tight promotion races in the Championship and League Two, plus hear tales from DC’s trip to the States. We’ll be back with a full show, featuring guests, next week.

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John Still

Episode 152 – Luton letting it slip?

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What has happened to the Hatters? After a fantastic first season back in the Football League, Luton Town lost 2-1 at Northampton on Saturday to make it eight defeats out of nine in the league (including six in a row), a run which has seen them drop out of the League Two play-off spots as a result. Mark is joined by Mike Simmonds, sports editor at the Luton News, to discuss where it’s all gone wrong recently at Kenilworth Road.

Elsewhere, down at the bottom of League Two – could the great escape actually be happening for Hartlepool United? Pools beat Cambridge 2-1 on Saturday, their fourth win in a row, to move out of the relegation zone for the first time in five months. Mark talks to Nick Loughlin, sports editor of the Northern Echo to see if they can go and complete the job…

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Bristol City

Episode 151 – Bristol City win at Wembley

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Bristol City picked up the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy for a record third time with a 2-0 win against Walsall on Sunday, in front of a crowd of over 72,000 people at Wembley Stadium. It marks the first silverware of a remarkable season for the Robins, who are hot favourites to clinch promotion to the Championship in the next few weeks. We find out more about their incredible campaign from Paul Binning, author of the Bristol City blog The Exiled Robin.

Elsewhere, Notts County have sacked manager Shaun Derry following a run of just three wins from their last twenty-four games. It leaves the Magpies teetering on the brink of relegation to League Two. We discuss where they go next with Jacob Daniel, deputy ed of the Black and White fanzine…

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Millwall sack Ian Holloway

Mini Episode: Millwall sack Ian Holloway

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The curse strikes again. Less than twelve hours after recording our latest show, another Football League manager has bitten the bullet. This time the axe has fallen on Ian Holloway, who has been sacked by Millwall following Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at home to Norwich. The Lions sit 23rd in the Championship table after five defeats from their last six games, a run which has left them eight points from safety and staring relegation to League One in the face.

David Cameron Walker catches up with Millwall fan and Lions Live Radio presenter Joe Amphlett, who gives his thoughts on Holloway’s sacking, plus the club’s new caretaker manager Neil Harris and a disasterous season at the New Den…

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Episode 150 – Ten games from glory

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With just ten games of the season remaining, the Championship promotion race looks set to be one of the most exciting of all time, with the top five clubs separated by just one single point. Steve McClaren’s Derby County blew a 2-0 lead in injury time against Birmingham at the iPro on Saturday, dropping two valuable points in the process.

We catch up with Steve Nicholson, chief football writer at The Derby Telegraph, to find out more about a difficult week for the Rams, plus preview their tricky looking run in. We’re also joined by Mark O’Haire, the founder of We Love Betting, to look at the games still to face their rivals Bournemouth, Watford, Middlesbrough, Norwich, Ipswich, Brentford and Wolves…

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Adrian Durham

Mini Episode: Adrian Durham Interview

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As a follow up to our live special from London Road (make sure you download that show first), the boys catch up with big Peterborough fan and talkSPORT presenter Adrian Durham, for his take on Darren Ferguson’s departure.

Adrian tells Mark and DC why it went wrong for Ferguson, what needs to change for the Posh to climb up the table again, and why he should be the new manager himself…!

There’s also Adrian’s thoughts on the League One promotion race and a quick re-cap of Episode 149…

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London Road

Episode 149 – Live from London Road

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… and it’s LIVE! The boys are back with a bumper live podcast, recorded this weekend down at the ABAX Stadium, aka London Road, home of Peterborough United. The Posh have been in the headlines following the sacking of their manager Darren Ferguson last Saturday, after a 3-0 loss at MK Dons which left them languishing in fifteenth place in League One.

We talk to a range of guests including Adi Mowles from the Peterborough United Independent Supporters Association and Jamie Jones from the Standing On The Glebe Podcast, plus speak to Posh fans about their next managerial appointment. We also look forward to Bradford’s FA Cup quarter final with Reading next weekend with Simon Parker, Bradford City reporter for the Telegraph & Argus, plus Bantams fans outside the ground. There’s also our commentary highlights, plus interviews with both managers after the game…

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Episode 148 – Benham’s biggest gamble yet?

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Brentford owner Matthew Benham made his millions as a professional gambler, working as managing director of his company Smartodds, but has he just made his biggest gamble yet? With the Bees just one point outside the Championship play-off spots and in with a chance of promotion to the Premier League, the club have confirmed that their manager Mark Warburton will leave Griffin Park at the end of the season.

The boys speak to Nick Bruzon, Brentford fan and author of ‘The Last Word‘ for his reaction to the news, plus discuss the ongoing mess at Leyton Orient with writer Andy Brown and Orient podcaster Paul Levy. Orient lie three points from safety in League One, having had four managers since the arrival of Francesco Becchetti in the summer…

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Edinburgh (1)

Episode 147 – Edinburgh off… Warburton next?

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Last Saturday, after a week of speculation, Gillingham finally announced the identity of their new manager – Justin Edinburgh. The ex Spurs defender moves to the Priestfield after a memorable three years as manager of Newport County, during which time he helped guide the Exiles back into the Football League after a 25 year absence. Mark is joined by Matt Cole, sports reporter at BBC Radio Kent, for his take on the Gills’ appointment.

He’s also joined by Michael Pearlman, sports reporter on the South Wales Argus, who discusses Edinburgh’s legacy at Rodney Parade – plus DC is on the phone and we hear from Brentford boss Mark Warburton on recent speculation surrounding his future…

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Mini Episode: #MenUnited Live Special

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The boys are back with a special podcast recorded live at The Anchor Bankside pub in London, as part of #MenUnited with Prostate Cancer UK, the official charity partner of both The Football League and talkSPORT. The show was recorded during an outside broadcast of ‘Kick Off’ with Mark Saggers.

You’ll hear former Scotland, Ipswich and Derby manager George Burley on the race for promotion in the Championship, former Republic of Ireland, Ipswich and Charlton midfielder Matt Holland on his bike ride to Amsterdam, Millwall chief executive Andy Ambler on Ian Holloway, The Racing Posts’ digital football editor (and all round football encyclopedia) Mark Langdon – plus Prostate Cancer UK’s director of fundraising Mark Bishop

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Episode 146 – Molineux in mourning

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Wolves beat Blackpool 2-0 at Molineux last weekend to make it an impressive five wins from their last six Championship games. However, that run has been completely overshadowed by the sad news last week that their legendary former chairman Sir Jack Hayward had passed away in Florida, aged 91. The boys discuss his life and legacy with David Evans, host of the award-winning ‘Wolves Fancast‘.

Elsewhere, it’s all change once again at struggling Charlton Athletic. The Addicks were thrashed 5-0 at Watford on Saturday and last week sacked head coach Bob Peeters. Former Standard Liege boss Guy Luzon has taken his place, becoming the clubs’ fourth boss in less than a year. Alex Stedman from ‘Charlton Live‘ is on the line to tell us more…

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