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Across The Pitch: An American Show About English Soccer

Welcome to Across The Pitch, a brand new website and podcast dedicated to bringing the best coverage of English Association Football, commonly referred to as soccer, to fans in the United States. Our shows and blogs will focus on all things English Football. Hosts Phil Kennedy, Arran Airs, and Matt Robards will be bringing you coverage on a wide range of topics including in depth previews and recaps of matches, gambling and fantasy picks, random topical debates and more. Comparisons to American Sports are frequently used to illustrate the nuances of the English game. We discuss English Premier League, UEFA Champions League, EFL Championship, EFL League One. If you are an American sports fan looking to learn more about "The Beautiful Game" then this is the show for you.

Phil, Arran, and Matt currently live in Phoenix, Arizona. Phil and Arran are both supporters of Arsenal, while Matt is a Chelsea supporter. All 3 of us are also supporters and season ticket members of the USL Phoenix Rising. We have recently been joined by a 4th member, Darren Woodhead, our English consultant, who will write regular blogs, and make occasional appearances on the show. Darren has written several books, including his latest master work, 50 Years of Accrington Stanley, which will be out in July. At Across the Pitch, we all share a passion for Accrington Stanley, and have recently formed a chapter of the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Club of North America.

May Team Of The Month

Tranmere Rovers FC

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Across The Pitch hosts Matt Robards, Arran Airs, and Phil Kennedy
Tranmere Rovers vs Newport County

Tranmere Rovers vs Newport County: League Two Playoff Finals Preview

The EFL League Two Promotion Playoffs Final will be on Saturday, 25 May 2019, between Tranmere Rovers F.C. and Newport County A.F.C. at Wembley Stadium in London, England. The 7th seeded Exiles of Newport County got past Mansfield Town F.C. on penalties in the semi-final round. Tranmere faced the Forest Green Rovers in the semi-final…
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What is the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

What Is The U.S. Open Cup? America’s Oldest Soccer Competition

If you are a fan of a Major League Soccer or USL Championship team in the United States, then chances are you are seeing a game on your favorite team’s schedule that is outside of regular league play. The games are a separate tournament called the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The tournament, which was…
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Pete Riley - Burnley Fan

Pete Riley: Burnley F.C. – Across The Pitch FanZone

Name Pete Riley Team Burnley F.C. When and why did you start supporting the club? Mid 60s – It’s in the family history, watched Burnley with my Grandad & Dad & now with my two sons & grandchildren Best memory supporting the club Europa League qualification 2018 Worst memory Any relegation Most-loved player of all…
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Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Ladbrokes Premiership of Scotland: Introduction To The Scottish Football League

The Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership has a long and storied history, but is also a league that has undergone a fairly new reformation. It stems from a merger of the original Premier League and The Football League. This merger took place in 2013. Since then, the 12 team table has been dominated by just one club,…
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An introduction to The Polish Ekstraklasa

The Polish Ekstraklasa: An Introduction To The Polish Football League

As we all know football is the beautiful game and most of us here have latched onto a club from the Premiership in England or LaLiga from Spain or even perhaps League 1 from France. I’d like to take a moment to talk about a league that some might have never paid attention to. or perhaps…
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Leeds United vs Derby County

Leeds United vs Derby County: EFL Championship Playoff Preview

Leeds United F.C. and Derby County F.C. will face off in the EFL Championship playoffs. While this tie might not seem that impressive given that this is the typical 3rd place against 6th place match up, this season has seen Leeds and Derby clash in what has become known as spy-gate. Derby County came into…
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West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa

West Bromwich Albion vs Aston Villa: EFL Championship Playoff Preview

It’s playoff time in the EFL Championship. While this will not determine the winner of the EFL Championship, like in American sports, it will determine which team will get the coveted final promotion spot to the Premier League. Winning this playoff will come with a big paycheck. This first round consists of a two-game series…
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Forest Green Rovers vs Tranmere Rovers

Tranmere Rovers vs Forest Green Rovers: League Two Playoff Preview

For one of these Rovers, the season will soon be over. Be assured that this won’t be a little romp in the postseason clover. The team that keeps their composure will find themselves at the Wembley enclosure. The losers? With literal and financial hangovers. These two clubs, with very different propositions, find themselves in very…
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Charlton Athletic vs Doncaster Rovers : EFL League One Playoffs Preview

In the EFL League One Playoffs, the main focus in England will be on the game between Portsmouth F.C. and Sunderland A.F.C., given the sizes of the respective clubs. However the other playoff semi-finalists should not be overlooked. It would not be surprising at all to me if the eventual playoff winner came out of…
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Dick Webster, Accrington Stanley, wartime great

Accrington Stanley Football Halted By WWII: A Historical Account

Accrington kicked off the season of 1939-40 in trepidation both on and off the field. For the past two seasons the club had been rooted to foot of the table and forced to apply for re-election to the Third Division North, while the threat of World War II loomed large over the country, not least…
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Send Us Your Listener Questions

As fans from "across the pond" one of the most difficult things to find in the USA is good coverage of English football outside of the big teams. Our goal is to bring that kind of in depth coverage not only American listeners, but also share our unique views with our friends "Across The Pond". Our goal is to bring a truly unique, and uniquely entertaining perspective on the world of association football (our preferred nomenclature). We are also looking forward to hearing questions and comments from our listeners and readers.

Email us anytime at contact@acrossthepitch.com if you have a question you would like for us to answer on the podcast, any comments about previous broadcasts, or any suggestions on what we can do to make the show better. We promise to answer you question on the air, even if you are a Spurs fan! Thank you for stopping by, and welcome to Across The Pitch.

Pundits With Pints (Collaboration Show) - 4/2/2019

Pundits with Pints is a collaborative effort between 4 produced soccer podcasts from Phoenix, Arizona. PRFC Fan Show, Az Soccer Radio, Rising As One Pod, and of course Across The Pitch are the 4 contributing shows. We record this show once a month, and topics focus on both things related to our home to Phoenix Rising, and any other hot button topics from the world of association football.

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