Specials

Please enjoy our archive of special feature podcasts. These are also available on iTunes or via Acast.

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Episode 171: The Final Ever Show

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It’s been a pleasure folks. After five years and almost two hundred shows, it’s time to hang up our podcasting boots.

The final ever We Are Going Up podcast is a two-hour special, as we look back on the 2015/16 Football League season with two of our regular guests, Rob Langham from The Two Unfortunates and Mark O’Haire from We Love Betting. We analyse all things Championship, League One and League Two – plus look forward to next season, and discuss the proposed expansion of the Football League from 2019/20.

We also catch up to our old friends Jim Knight, Carl McQueen and Steven Toplis, plus relive some of our favourite moments from the past half a decade.

Thank you very much to everyone who has downloaded, subscribed, emailed in, tweeted us, blogged for us, followed us on Instagram (even though we never used it much) and most importantly, just listened. Cheers.






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Play Offs

Special Episode: Play-Off Finals Preview

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So, the Football League season is nearly over… and so is the We Are Going Up podcast. In our penultimate show, David Cameron Walker is joined by various guests to preview this weekend’s three play-off finals at Wembley.

Ahead of Monday’s League Two clash between Plymouth Argyle and AFC Wimbledon, DC catches up with journalists Chris Errington and Andy Brassell. Millwall fan Joe Amphlett and talkSPORT’s Yorkshire football supremo Alan Biggs look ahead to the Lions against Barnsley in League One, whilst Alan and Sky Sports News HQ Presenter (and Sheffield Wednesday fan) David Garrido preview the Owls against Hull City in the Championship…











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Season So Far

Episode 164 – The season so far

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With November almost upon us, the boys pause to reflect on the opening three months of the 2015/16 Football League season so far. What have we learned? Which teams have upset the odds? and how long will Steve Evans last at Leeds? All the big questions are addressed.

Our guests are familiar to long term listeners. Rob Langham is the co-founder of the The Two Unfortunates, and helps us run the rule over events in the Championship. Mark O’Haire is the editor of We Love Betting and discusses the season so far in both League One and League Two.

Oh and DC also celebrates his birthday, in, er, style…











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Cult Heroes New

Episode 162 – Cult Heroes Special

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This week the boys celebrate the cult heroes of the Football League – those players greatly admired by fans, who didn’t necessarily get the credit they deserved. We talk everyone from Stuart McCall to Kevin Ellison, Jimmy Glass to Jason Lee and Scotty Murray to Laurent D’Jaffo. Features fans of various clubs.

There’s also an interview with the former Ipswich midfielder Matt Holland, who became a cult hero with fans at Portman Road. We talk playing in Europe, playing at Wembley and playing with Paolo Di Canio











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PCUK

Mini Episode: #MenUnited Live Special

By | 2014/15, Show, Show Archive, Specials | No Comments

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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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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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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Sannino

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 129 – #SayNoToLeague3 Special

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Following the controversial announcement of the FA Commission’s four-point plan to boost English football, the boys return with a #SayNoToLeague3 special. We look at the consequences of creating of a new tier within the Football League to accommodate Premier League B teams, beginning in 2016/17, with arguments from both sides.

Our guests include Brentford manager Mark Warburton, Luton Town chief executive Gary Sweet, talkSPORTUp The League‘ host Geoff Peters, Ian Danter, talkSPORT commentator and England reporter – plus Rob Langham from the Football League blog The Two Unfortunates











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Episode 115 – The truth behind transfers

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How exactly do Football League clubs go about recruiting and scouting players? How many people are involved? What role do agents play? Are big clubs aware of the best talent at Football League level? Will EPPP hinder the development of young British players?

These are all questions the boys look to examine in a special show this week, as we discover ‘the truth behind transfers’. We speak to Ross Wilson, Head of Football Operations at Huddersfield Town and the multi award-winning sports journalist Mike Calvin, author of The Nowhere Men‘…











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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’.

To help us, sports journalists and reporters from local newspapers/radio join us. 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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