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'.

 

There's a new man in charge at the Macron Stadium. Neil Lennon was appointed as the new Bolton boss over the weekend, tasked with reversing a run that has seen the Trotters slump to the foot of the Championship table. We find out where Wanderers have been going wrong with radio host and big Bolton fan Darryl Morris (The Hits Radio). He also tells us how his Mum's trip to Asda went viral two weeks ago...

 

Elsewhere, we 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.

 

There's also Jeff Stelling vs Peter Swann (Scunthorpe chairman) to discuss, a special managerial departure 'cliche quiz'... and which Football League player was Mark on the tube with yesterday? All will be revealed.

 

To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe on iTunes.

 

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Direct download: Episode_140_-_Managerial_mayhem.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:13 AM

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.

 

There's also talk of Dougie Freedman on the brink at Bolton, Fulham's new five man management panel, paid up Pompey and John Oliver and David Letterman discussing the Football League on American TV...

 

To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe on iTunes.

 

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Direct download: Episode_139_-_Exceeding_expectations.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:00 AM

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 the sports writer Terry Phillips, who covers the club 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 in South Wales for former Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

 

There's also a special guest on the phone, Felix Magath and 'cheese-gate' discussed - plus a special guest on the phone. We'll be back next week with DC back from his hols in Portugal...

 

To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe on iTunes.

 

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Direct download: Mini_Episode__Solskjaer_out_Slade_in.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:38 AM

In a slight change to our advertised plans, 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, with two wins, two draws and three defeats from their first seven games. Can their new strike partnership of Tubbs and Akinfenwa help them finally end their barren home run? You'll hear from AFC Wimbledon manager Neil Ardley, Geoff Hawley from Radio WDON and the beast 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 - not to mention two brilliant Capital One Cup wins over Wigan and QPR. We hear from their manager Gary Rowett, who's confirmed he's staying at the club, and Brewers fans outside the ground.

 

There's also match highlights, our night in the press box and an odd story involving DC, the Wimbledon manager and a toilet in Vodka Revolutions...

 

To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe here on iTunes.

 

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Direct download: Episode_138_-_Live_from_AFC_Wimbledon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50 PM

Despite the season being less than a month old, it's already chaos at Leeds United.

 

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, to find out more about a crazy week at Elland Road. We also get an ex players perspective on things at Leeds from their former captain Dominic Matteo, plus learn more about Cellino's time at Cagliari from Italian football journalist (The Blizzard/ESPN/BT Sport) and Leeds fan James Horncastle.

 

We'll also hear messages to Cellino from other Leeds fans and discuss their business in the summer transfer window.

 

To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe here on iTunes.

Direct download: Episode_137_-_Leeds_United_Special.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29 AM

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.

 

We'll be back properly on Wednesday with a special show on the latest crisis at Leeds United.

 

To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe here on iTunes.

Direct download: Mini_Episode_-_Beppe_Sannino_Resigns.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:24 PM

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.

 

The Hatters clinched promotion from the Conference as champions last season, after spending five long years in non league. Following their much publicised 30 point deduction from the FA in 2008/9, plus administration and countless relegations, we find out how their fans are feeling about their long awaited return - plus the job done by John Still.

 

As for Bury, it's been a mixed start to the new season, with one win, one loss and a harsh extra time Capital One Cup exit at the hands of Bolton. We catch up with Shakers chairman Stewart Day and hear about his plans to revolutionise the club, both on and off the field. We also assess the mood of the Shakers fans plus speak to Craig Nelson, who covers the club for the Bury Times.

 

There's also our unique commentary highlights from the game, a review of the first two weeks of the season - plus your tweets and the return of Fantasy Football. Details below..

 

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To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe here on iTunes.

Direct download: Episode_136_-_Live_From_Luton.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06 PM

No full show this week, but we did find time to catch up with the former FA chief executive Mark Palios, who (alongside his wife Nicola) has taken over at League Two side Tranmere Rovers after acquiring a controlling interest in the club.

 

Listen to David Cameron Walker quiz him on his decision to takeover, Tranmere’s prospects for the season ahead and the FA’s controversial B-Team proposals, as outlined earlier this year.

 

We’ll be back properly on Wednesday next week with our special show recorded LIVE at Kenilworth Road

 

To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe here on iTunes.

Direct download: Mark_Palios.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:20 AM

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. You'll hear both interviews in this preview.

 

Also, staying in London, excitement is building as Brentford prepare to entertain Charlton on Saturday in their first second tier fixture since 1993. We speak to their goalkeeper Richard Lee about the season ahead, Mark Warburton and his burgeoning career in the media.

 

Elsewhere, DC catches up with From The Rookery End podcast regulars Mike Parkin and Jon Moonie for a pre season word on Giuseppe Sannino and Watford - plus Rob Langham from The Two Unfortunates (who has written their 2014/15 Championship preview) and Football League betting expert Mark O'Haire join us. Mark will have his best Championship bets for the new campaign.

 

To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe here on iTunes.

Direct download: Episode_135_-_Championship_Preview_14_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:50 AM

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.

 

Sheffield United kick off the new campaign with a lunchtime kick off against Bristol City at Bramall Lane this Saturday. We ask if Nigel Clough can build on their superb second half of last season, despite the loss of star defender Harry Maguire over the summer.

 

James Shield, Sheffield United correspondent and football writer for The Star in Sheffield, is on the line to discuss their prospects.

 

Elsewhere, Coventry City face another difficult season away from the Ricoh Arena. They defeated Watford 1-0 in a friendly at Borehamwood last week, where DC caught up with a few Sky Blues fans to talk new signings, a potential new ground and Steven Pressley.

 

Also joining us to look forward to the season are John McGee from The Two Unfortunates, who has written their 2014/15 League One preview - plus Football League betting expert Mark O'Haire, with his best bets for the new campaign.

 

To contact the show please e-mail via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. You can also listen on MixCloud and subscribe here on iTunes.

Direct download: Episode_134_-_League_One_Preview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:44 PM



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