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Neil Adams

Episode 145 – Who’s next for Norwich?

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Happy New Year! It’s the first show of 2015, with plenty to discuss. Neil Adams has resigned as Norwich City manager, following their 2-0 defeat at Preston in the FA Cup on Saturday. Adams leaves the club seventh in the Championship, just three points off the play-off spots. So, who will be next to take charge of the Canaries? The boys are joined by Michael Bailey, sports journalist at the Eastern Daily Press for reaction to Adams’ resignation.

Elsewhere, Sheffield United continued their Cup exploits with a 3-0 victory away at Loftus Road against Premier League QPR. The Blades have now beaten Villa, Fulham, Forest, Charlton, West Ham, Southampton and QPR in just over twelve months. We find out more from Sheffield United fan and ‘A United View on Football‘ blogger Ian Rands






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Truce

Documentary: Football and the Great War

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On Christmas Eve 1914, all went quiet on the Western Front. The screaming stopped. The rifles relented. The brutality and the bloodshed were broken up. British and German troops laid down their weapons and walked out of their trenches. They shook hands, they exchanged gifts and they played football.

But one hundred years on from the Christmas Truce, what do we know about the footballers that went to war? Those that swapped standing side by side on the field of play, for fighting side by side on the killing fields of the Somme. We find out more in this special documentary…











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Football League Show

Episode 144 – Saturday nights, Channel 5!

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Is it almost full time for The Football League Show? According to newspaper reports, the BBC has lost the rights to show weekly highlights from next season, which will instead move to a primetime 9pm Saturday night slot on Channel 5. The reporter who broke the story, broadcaster and journalist Alan Biggs, joins us.

We also get your opinions, debate the legacy of Manish and Clem – plus ask, what do we actually want from a Saturday night highlights show? Elsewhere, sticking with media coverage, we catch up with football writer and author Adam Hurrey, who runs the excellent @FootballCliches Twitter account and website. He has also just published his debut book ‘Football Clichés‘, which we discuss, alongside ‘real football men’ and Andy Townsend’s ill-fated tactics truck…











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Ipswich

Episode 143 – McCarthy working miracles

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After thirteen consecutive years of Championship football, Ipswich Town fans are starting to dream. The Tractor Boys completed an unbeaten November with a last gasp 1-0 win at Charlton on Saturday, which has lifted them into the automatic promotion places. The question is, can they stay there? We find out more about Mick McCarthy’s mini-revolution from Stuart Watson, chief football writer for the East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star.

Following the latest twist in the Massimo Cellino saga at Leeds United, the boys are also joined by solicitor and sports lawyer Daniel Geey, plus BBC Gloucestershire co-commentator Mark Halliwell (who also writes the ‘Cheltenham Town Chatter‘ blog) gives us his reaction to the appointment of Paul Buckle at Whaddon Road…











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Bournemouth

Episode 142 – Bournemouth blooming

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With no Championship action at the weekend due to the international break, the boys are joined by Michael Dunne, host of the Bournemouth podcast ‘All Departments‘, to reflect on a stunning couple of months for the Cherries and their manager Eddie Howe. They currently sit second in the table, plus have a Capital One Cup quarter final with Liverpool to come next month.

We’re also joined in the studio by radio presenter, sports journalist and friend of the show Sean Thorne (from BBC Radio Bristol), who revels in Bristol City’s superb start to the League One season, which sees them four points clear at the top, despite losing their unbeaten record in a 1-0 defeat to Swindon on Saturday…











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Craven Cottage

Episode 141 – Live from Craven Cottage

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With Mark back (just about in one piece) from Japan, the boys headed on down to a freezing cold Craven Cottage for a Bonfire Night clash between two of the Championship’s struggling sides, Fulham and Blackpool.

After the debacle under Felix Magath, the Cottagers are rebuilding under new permanent boss Kit Symons, whilst ex Cottagers midfielder Lee Clark is the new boss of Blackpool. Could Fulham make it four home wins in a row against the beleaguered Tangerines? We describe the action, plus hear from the editor of the Fulham fanzine ‘There’s only one F in Fulham‘ David Lloyd, and Blackpool fans outside the ground…











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Gary Rowett

Mini Episode: Ian Danter’s verdict on Gary Rowett

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Following the departure of Birmingham City manager Lee Clark and the subsequent appointment of Gary Rowett in his place, we catch up with talkSPORT presenter and devout Blues fan Ian Danter.

Listen to David Cameron Walker getting Ian’s thoughts on Rowett’s appointment, on Birmingham’s prospects on and off the pitch and hear all about the time Dants just wanted to give Lee Clark a hug…











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Managerial mayhem

Episode 140 – Managerial mayhem

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Six Football League managers have bitten the bullet in just twelve days – Dougie Freedman, Billy McKinlay, Colin Cooper, Russ Wilcox, Rob Edwards and Nigel Worthington have all gone. The boys reconvene to discuss sacking season and a supposedly quiet ‘international break’.

We find out what big Bolton fan Darryl Morris (The Hits Radio) makes of Neil Lennon’s arrival at the Macron. We also get get the verdict on Rob Edwards’ departure from Prenton Park with Paul Harper, co-host of the Totally Tranmere podcast – plus Northern Echo sports editor Nick Loughlin fills us in on Colin Cooper leaving Hartlepool…











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Keith Hill

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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Slade

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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Bayo

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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