Episode 247: The Changing Man - The Chris Grimshaw Story - 1/18/2022
Interview With Accrington Stanley Legend Chris Grimshaw
Darren, Tony, and Phil talk to Accrington Stanley legend Chris Grimshaw, who played over 300 games, in 3 different spells with Accy during the 1980's-90's, scoring over 50 goals. He reflects on his memories of his playing days beginning at Burnley, before moving to Accy and other clubs in England, and more recently, his successful, and life changing battle off the pitch.
Episode 246: Ringing In The New Year - 1/17/2022
Across The Pub Returns
Tony, Darren, and Phil kick of 2022 with a pub style chat about all things Accrington Stanley, including the conclusion to the Dion Charles saga, a look at the season thus far and outlook for the second half of the year, what might happen in the January transfer window, Darren's new project on the Peel Park era, and much more!
Episode 245: The Wizard Of WHAM - 12/19/2021
Interview With Accrington Public Address Announcer Josh Adcroft
Phil and Tony talk to Accrington Stanley Public Address Announcer Josh Adcroft about all things Accy. They discuss results from the season so far, and expectations for the 2nd half of the year. They also look at top players from the squad, what the team may be looking for in the January transfer window, Club 1968, and more.
Episode 244 Part 2: 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza - 12/18/2021
Interview With Scott Brown
In Part 2 of our 3rd Anniversary Celebration, Phil talks with Scott Brown, the first guest to ever appear on Across The Pitch. They catch up since the last time he was on the show, and talk about his retirement from football, and move into work in the agent industry in his post playing days.
Episode 244 Part 1: 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza - 11/27/2021
Celebrating 3 Years Of Across The Pitch
Phil is joined by past and present co-hosts and contributors sharing their experience, and journey with the show. Part 1 features the beginning of each person's story, with each story completing, plus a special guest in the upcoming parts. In order of appearance, Part 1 features Arran Airs and Matt Robards, Ross Devonport, Jonny Hibbard, Abdulai Suburu, Peter Leatham, and Darren Woodhead and Tony Robinson closing.
Episode 243: From Peel Park To Fenway Park - 11/18/2021
Interview With Accrington Stanley Legend Neil Edmonds
Darren, Tony, and Phil talk to Neil Edmonds, who is originally from Accrington, and played at Stanley, Oldham, and Rochdale in the 1980's-90's, but now resides in upstate New York. They discuss his playing career and life after football on the Western side of the pond, plus the Accrington now vs then, and a bit about American Sports.
Episode 242: Cheer Up John De-Maine - 11/8/2021
Interview With Accrington Supporter Gary De-Maine
Phil and Tony speak to lifelong Accrington Stanley Supporter Gary De-Maine, first with a quick recap on the recent FA Cup match against Port Vale, and the importance of Cup Competitions to Stanley, then they speak about his late father John De-Maine, a former director and commercial manager at Stanley about his role with the club from 1993 through 2009, and the challenges he faced growing Stanley's brand and merchandising in that era.
Episode 241: The Ladies In Red - 11/5/2021
Interview With ASFC Ladies Coach Bryn Tracey
Phil and Tony talk to Bryn Tracey, who has been the head coach of the Accrington Stanley Ladies Team since July of 2020. They discuss goals for the less than 5-year-old club both on and off the pitch, some of the differences between the men's and women's games, how the pyramid works, top players on this years squad, and his future aspirations both for the club and personally.
Episode 240: Perritt Flies South For The Winter - 10/29/2021
Interview With Accrington Stanley's Harry Perritt
Phil and Tony talk to Harry Perritt who has currently gone on loan to Torquay United from Accrington Stanley about how the trip down south has gone thus far, his youth career with Accrington, plus a special segment on the importance of mental health.
Episode 239 Part 2: Another Pint Of Cider - 10/25/2021
Interview With Accrington Stanley Coach Jimmy Bell
Phil and Tony ask listener question to Accrington Stanley Coach Jimmy Bell in Part 2, plus an update on the situation with Dion Charles, how things are coming with the under-23 team, and why he feels like Accrington is the best coaching job in all of England.
Episode 239 Part 1: When I Do, I Have A Couple Ciders - 10/22/2021
Interview With Accrington Coach Jimmy Bell
Phil and Tony talk to Accrington Stanley coach Jimmy Bell about how this season has gone so far, how things have changed on and off the pitch at Accy in the past few years, new players to the squad this year, challenges of scouting during COVID, plus rapid fire, and much more in Part 1 of 2.
Episode 238: Tin Pot Podcast - 10/16/2021
October Across The Pub
Phil, Tony, and Darren meet at the pub to discuss the Accrington Stanley season thus far, the happenings with the Supporters Trust, who are the biggest and most tin pot clubs in League One, surprising players for Stanley this season, and much more.
Episode 237: The Greatest Team In The World - 10/8/2021
Interview With Accrington Match Day Vlogger Liam Atkinson
Phil and Tony talk to Liam Atkinson, host of a popular Accrington Stanley match day vlog on Youtube about his show and the making of the videos, plus an in depth chat on Accrington's line-up, and much more. You can find his vlogs at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZiy85tbp5GdSt9XrW87IMw/featured
Episode 236: The Reds Baron - 10/3/2021
Interview With Accrington Legend Dave Baron
Darren, Tony, and Phil talk to Dave Baron, who played for, captained, and managed at Accrington Stanley beginning with 1970, the reformed club's first season, through 1982. They talk about is playing and managing days, thoughts on the current club, and much more.
Episode 235: Strike Out - 9/24/2021
ATP Extra: Dion Charles
Phil and Tony have a short discussion on the recent situation that has seen star striker Dion Charles left out of the lineup against Wigan, and rumors of his discontent with the club. They discuss their thoughts on the situation, and if the relationship between Charles and Stanley can be repaired.
Episode 234: Many Happy Returns - 9/4/2021
Across The Pub Is Back
Phil, Darren, and Tony celebrate Darren's return to the show, and the return of their monthly discussion about all things Stanley. They discuss results from recent cup competitions, new signings and the transfer window, upcoming sponsored walks, and much more.
Episode 233: Star Spangled Extravaganza - 8/26/2021
U.S. Based Accrington Stanley Supporters
Phil and Tony talk to U.S. based Accrington Stanley supporters Steve and Nicola Clark (originally from Accrington now living in Massachusetts) and Tara Kay (of Cleveland, Ohio) about their experience supporting Accy from across the pond, predictions for the season.
Episode 232: Another Brick Through The Wall - 8/20/2021
Interview With Accrington Stanley Midfielder Harry Pell
Phil and Tony talk to Accrington Stanley midfielder Harry Pell about joining the club this offseason, his playing career up to date, this season for Accrington thus far, what it has been like for a Southerner getting used to life up north, rapid fire, and more.
Episode 231: A Thesis Statement - 8/12/2021
Interview With Josh Bland Of Cambridge University & Fair Game
Phil and Tony talk to Joshua Bland, who is currently doing a thesis project for Cambridge University about Accrington Stanley and the historic importance of football clubs in post-industrial England. Josh is also Director of Policy for Fair Game.
Episode 230: Accrington Stanley vs Wycombe Wanderers Preview - 8/5/2021
Season Opening Predictions
Phil and Tony talk about the start of Accrington Stanley's EFL League One season, including predictions for the Starting XI, breakout players, final table predictions, and a preview of Saturday's first match against Wycombe Wanderers.
Episode 229: Supporters Season Preview - 8/3/2021
2021-22 Accrington Stanley Season Predictions
Phil and Tony interview prominent Accrington Stanley supporters Gary De-Maine and Debra Phillips of Accrington, Keith Laird from Scotland, and Harry Austin from Texas about their predictions for the upcoming Accy season, including breakout players, projected starting XI's, and where Stanley will finish in the table.
Episode 228: The Lost Episode - 7/30/2021
A Lost Recording From November 2020 Resurrected
Back in November Phil, Darren & Tony had gotten together for an episode of Across The Pub, the recording had been lost of nearly 8 months, but has now been resurrected! They talk everything Accy, plus beer, trading cards, quiz games, surprise players of the season, the Supporters Trust Memorial Garden & much more!
Episode 227 Part 1: Season 5 Kick-Off - 7/29/2021
2021-22 Accrington Stanley Season Intro
Phil and Tony look ahead to Season 5 of Across The Pitch with a look at upcoming shows and their expectations for the 2021-22 season of both Accrington Stanley and the show.