With no Championship action at the weekend due to the international break, the boys reflect on a stunning couple of months for AFC Bournemouth and their manager Eddie Howe. The Cherries are unbeaten since September and sit second in the table, plus have also knocked out Premier League opposition on their way to the Capital One Cup quarter finals, where a tie with Liverpool awaits.

 

We speak to Michael Dunne, host of the Bournemouth podcast 'All Departments', to talk Callum Wilson, Eddie Howe and financial fair play.

 

Elsewhere, the boys are joined in the studio by radio presenter, sports journalist and friend of the show Sean Thorne (from BBC Radio Bristol). Sean revels in the Robins' 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.

 

There's also Uwe Rosler's sacking by Wigan, Roy Carroll's air miles and the ongoing Ched Evans situation at Sheffield United to discuss - plus Mark's trip to Morecambe and the Football Blogging Awards 2014...

 

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_142_-_Bournemouth_blooming.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08 PM

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, with four wins, two draws and two defeats in the last eight. Despite the absence of the suspended Ross McCormack, could they make it four home wins in a row against the Tangerines? You'll hear from the editor of the Fulham fanzine 'There's only one F in Fulham' David Lloyd, plus fans outside the ground.

 

As for Blackpool, it's been an absolute disaster so far. Bottom of the table with only one win in sixteen games, plus a second new manager of the season in charge, in the shape of ex Fulham midfielder Lee Clark. We speak to Seasiders' fans outside the ground to get their thoughts on Clark's arrival, their chances of surviving relegation - and controversial chairman Karl Oyston.

 

There's also match highlights, Japanese culinary 'delights' and talk of forgotten mascots - plus Stuart Pearce under pressure at the City Ground...

 

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_141_-_Live_from_Craven_Cottage.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:19 PM

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...

 

We'll be back properly next week when Mark returns from his jolly in Japan.

 

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: Danter_WAGU.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30 PM

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



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