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
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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
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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.

 

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
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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.

 

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
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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

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 Sky Bet Football League this weekend.

 

In our League Two preview, David Connolly - a man who has scored in every division in England and played in a World Cup internationally for the Republic of Ireland, joins us on the phone.

 

David is back at Portsmouth after a loan spell at Oxford last season, and he joins us to assess the front runners for promotion this year, including Pompey under Andy Awford.

 

Also joining us to discuss the season ahead are Lloyd Langman from The Two Unfortunates, who has written their 2014/15 League Two 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 listen on Soundcloud, MixCloud and subscribe here on iTunes.

Direct download: Episode_133_-_League_Two_Preview_14_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:40 PM

It's all over for another year. Thanks for downloading and supporting the show this season - it's been our best yet! Also, a big thank you to the hundreds of journalists, fans, players and managers who have joined us over the last nine months.

 

In our final show of 2013/14, the boys reflect on an incredible climax to the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Saturday. Despite been severely under the cosh and down to ten men, Queens Park Rangers were promoted to the Premier League following one late swing of Bobby Zamora's sweet left foot. They beat Derby 1-0, consigning the Rams to another year in the second tier. We catch up again with Charlie Ashcroft from the Open All R's podcast, to hear all about the celebrations, plus preview Harry Redknapp's return to the top flight.

 

Rotherham United made it back-to-back promotions with a nerve wracking 4-3 penalty shoot out win over Leyton Orient, following a 2-2 draw in Sunday's League One play-off final. We pay tribute to THAT Alex Revell goal and er, THAT Steve Evans celebration. We also look back at Fleetwood Town's promotion from League Two, which was sealed with a 1-0 win over Burton Albion in Monday's League Two play-off final. The Cod Army have now gone up six times in the last decade.

 

There's also the final EVER edition of My Club with Plymouth Argyle fan Damien Allmark, a special word association game, our pre season predictions reviewed and a very special announcement by one member of the team...

 

Keep your emails coming in over the summer via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. The show is available on Soundcloud and iTunes.

 

Thanks for listening! Enjoy the World Cup and have a great summer.

Direct download: Episode_132_-_Bobby_Dazzler.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:42 PM

Ninety minutes of football left to define your season. Promotion on the line. The home of football waiting. In our penultimate show of 2013/2014, the boys look forward to all three play-off finals.

 

After focusing on Derby vs QPR last week, this week we turn our primary focus to the big clashes in Leagues One and Two. Rotherham and Leyton Orient both sealed their spots in the League One final after impressive second leg displays against Preston and Peterborough respectively. We preview Sunday's big game with Dom Howson from The Sheffield Star - and Andy Brown, Leyton Orient blogger for our website wearegoingup.co.uk.

 

Fans of Fleetwood Town and Burton Albion are also off to Wembley. The Cod Army sneaked a narrow 1-0 aggregate win over York in their semi final, whilst the Brewers drew 2-2 at Roots Hall on Saturday to progress 3-2 on aggregate against Southend. We're joined to look ahead to the game by Rob Stocks, Fleetwood Town Reporter for the Blackpool Gazette - and David Broome, Sports Reporter at the Burton Mail.

 

Elsewhere, there's Cambridge returning to the Football League, Bury splashing the cash and DC's trip to Tel Aviv to discuss. Plus, you can test your play-off knowledge in our special quiz - and Alex Cooke tells us more about his club Swindon Town...

 

Keep your emails coming in via wearegoingup.co.uk or tweet @WAGUpodcast. The show is available on Soundcloud and iTunes.

 

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Direct download: Episode_131_-_Wembley_Awaits.mp3
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