Episode 204: EFL League One Week 12 & Accrington Stanley Round Up - 11/16/2020
Week 12 Results And Reaction
Phil and Tony discuss the matches from Saturday's League One Week 12 matches, including in depth on Accrington's win at Northampton Town and a look ahead to Tuesday's match between Accy and Swindon.
Episode 203: Northampton Town vs Accrington Stanley Match Preview - 11/13/2020
Cobblers vs Reds
Phil and Tony break down Saturday's upcoming match between Accrington Stanley and Northampton town, give predictions for the weekend's other matches, and a short quiz game.
Episode 202: Quantum Footballing - 11/13/2020
Interview With Former Accrington Stanley Owner Ilyas Khan
Phil and Darren talk to former Accrington Stanley owner and global entrepreneur Ilyas Khan about his early life in Lancashire, his investments in the team from the mid-1990's until taking over as owner in 2007, the tough financial times that he helped the club navigate, and his newest venture in quantum computing.
Episode 201 Part 2: EFL League One First Quarter Review - 11/12/2020
Top 10 Teams In The Table
Phil and Tony finish up their EFL League One First Quarter Review with analysis and predictions for all of the teams currently ranked in the Top 10 in the table, plus playoff and league champion predictions.
Episode 201 Part 1: EFL League One First Quarter Review - 11/11/2020
Lincoln City Plus The Bottom 14 Teams In The Table
Phil and Tony do a review of the EFL League One season's first quarter. They are first joined by guest Matt Pearce for an in depth look at Lincoln City, and then Phil and Tony review the teams currently ranked 24th through 11th in the table. Top 10 teams coming in Part 2. Follow Matt on Twitter @MattEdwardP9
Episode 200: Fletch - 11/5/2020
Interview With Burnley Legend Paul Fletcher
Phil and Darren talk to Paul Fletcher, who played over 400 matches for Burnley in the 1970's, and also featured for Bolton and Blackpool, in his post career Paul has gotten into the stadium business, with projects that include the new Wembley Stadium, and he has written 5 books as well.
Episode 199: EFL League One Week 11 Review - 11/5/2020
Quarter Season Wrap Up
Phil and Tony break down all of the EFL League One action from Tuesday's Week 11 matches, as we head into the FA Cup break this weekend. They also look ahead to their upcoming quarter season review episode.
Special Edition: Belarus Premier League October Round-Up - 11/5/2020
Bate vs Shakhtyor And Full Table Review
Phil, Jonny, and Ed review the Belarus Premier League season through 27 of 30 matches played, and do an in depth review of the upcoming Bate vs Shakhtyor match, plus who is in the running for European spots, where FC Isloch will finish, the relegation playoffs, and more.
Episode 198: EFL League One Week 10 Review/Week 11 Preview - 11/2/2020
Heading Into The Break
Phil and Tony break down all of the action from Saturday's EFL League One Week 10 matches, and look ahead to tommorrow's biggest Week 11 match ups.
Episode 197: Phoenix Rising Nation - 10/31/2020
Accrington Stanley Monthly News
Phil talks to Edward Cunningham (@phxrisingnation) on Twitter about everything PRFC, his famous Twitter account, the Soccer Birb, Guy Fieri, the PRFC Fan Show, and who he thinks will win in Sunday night's scheduled USL Championship Final.
Episode 196: Across The Pub - 10/29/2020
Accrington Stanley Monthly News
Phil, Darren, and Tony do the first in a new monthly series that will feature all the latest news in and around Accrington Stanley both on and off the pitch, and everything that is new with the Supporters Trust. In this first episode they discuss Stanley's on field form, matches that have had to be postponed due to COVID19, a recent sponsored walk for the Memorial Garden project, upcoming show guests, and much more!
Episode 195: Soccer Mon (Wolves, Road Trips & Fish Stories) - 10/28/2020
Interview With Phoenix Rising Super Fan Monica McPherson
Phil chats with Phoenix Rising Super Fan Monica (Mon) McPherson about her story of following PRFC all the way since their days as Phoenix Wolves and Arizona United, what its like traveling to road games to watch the club and great people she has met along the way, charity work she does with the Red Fury Supporters Group, and how she ended up with Mustapha Dumbuya's fish. Follow Mon on Twitter at @MonMcP65
Episode 194: EFL League One Week 9 Review/Week10 Preview - 10/28/2020
Hot Keepers And Form Teams
Phil and Tony review all of the results from EFL League One Week 9 action, and look ahead to the biggest matches upcoming in Week 10. Also an in depth discussion on the link between the hottest goalkeepers in the league, and the clubs that are in top form. Also introducing the Callum Count and the Tuesday Night Special.
Episode 193: Phoenix Rising USL Championship Final Extravaganza - 10/28/2020
With Jake Anderson
Phil and Jake Anderson of Arizona Sports 98.7 discuss all of the major story line and tactics leading up to Sunday's USL Championship Final between Phoenix Rising and Tampa Bay Rowdies, in Tampa. Follow Jake on Twitter at @jwa1994
Episode 192: EFL League One Week 8 Review/Week 9 Preview - 10/26/2020
The Toilet Bowl Episode
Phil and Tony discuss all of the action from EFL League One Week 8, and look ahead to the biggest matches from Tuesday night's scheduled Week 9 action. Also introducing a new special sound effect dedicated to one of our loyal listeners.
Episode 191: Phoenix Rising vs El Paso Locomotive - 10/24/2020
Listener Questions Edition
Phil answers listener questions about the upcoming USL Championship Western Conference Finals match between Phoenix Rising and El Paso Locomotive.
Episode 190: Burnley, Wembley & Not So Posh Places - 10/23/2020
Interview With Retired Footballer Phil Cavener
Phil and Darren talk to Phil Cavener, a retired footballer who played over 100 matches for Burnley and also with Bradford City, Gillingham and Peterborough among other teams. He also managed in non-league after having his playing career cut short due to injuries from an auto accident. A story of both triumph and tragedy that you will not want to miss. Follow Phil on Twitter at @CavenerPhilip
Episode 189: EFL League One Week 7 Review/Week 8 Preview - 10/23/2020
Massive Matches Saturday
Phil and Tony run down all of the results from Week 7 of EFL League One action and preview Saturday's big upcoming matches including Peterborough at Hull City, Ipswich Town at Lincoln City, and Portsmouth at Sunderland. Plus a new game called Oasis or Blur and a word about new sponsor Afloat Posters. Follow Afloat Posters on Twitter at @AfloatPosters
Episode 188: Accrington vs Bristol Preview - 10/23/2020
Pirate Ship Or Not A Pirate Ship
Phil and Tony discuss Accrington Stanley's win over Fleetwood Town and preview the (now postponed) match between Accy and Bristol Rovers. Also, a new game called Pirate Ship or Not A Pirate Ship, plus a word from our new sponsor Afloat Posters. Follow Afloat Posters on Twitter at @AfloatPosters
Episode187: The Butcher Album - 10/19/2020
Interview With Accrington Stanley Midfielder Matt Butcher
Phil and Tony speak with Accrington Stanley midfielder Matt Butcher about his career beginning with Bournemouth, a loan spell at Yeovil Town, and a stop in Scotland before signing a multi-year deal with Accy this season. So far Butcher has played every minute for Stanley this season, and scored his first club goal against AFC Wimbledon when he was named to the League One Team of the Week. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattButcher11
Special Edition: Daryl Grove Tribute And Accrington/Fleetwood Match Preview - 10/19/2020
Hello And Welcome
Phil opens with a tribute to Daryl Grove of the Total Soccer Show and the key role that Daryl and Ira Jersey played in the creation of OASSCNA and this show. Then Tony joins Phil to break down the Accrington Stanley vs Fleetwood Town match including key players, tactics, and gambling analysis.
Episode 186: Ipswich Town vs Accrington Stanley Preview - 10/16/2020
The Tractor Story
Phil and Tony break down Saturday's upcoming match between Ipswich Town and Accrington Stanley including lineups, injuries, key stories and players, gambling odds, and a new game called Tractor or Not A Tractor.
Extra #2: The Fall Of Project Big Picture - 10/15/2020
What Now With The Proposed EFL Bailout
Phil and Tony discuss what becomes of the proposed EFL bailout with the fall of Project Big Picture, in addition to League One and League Two rejecting a proposed 50 million pound offer in solidarity with the Championship.
Episode 185: EFL League One Week 5 Review/Week 6-7 Preview - 10/13/2020
Full League Rundown
Phil and Tony go over the results of every EFL League One match from last weekend, and look ahead to key matches from both this Saturday's and next Tuesday's schedule.
Episode 184: Football's Black Pioneers - 10/12/2020
Interview With Author Bill Hern
Phil and Darren speak with author Bill Hern about his new book called Football's Black Pioneers which is a history of the first black player for each of the 92 English Football League Clubs. Follow on Twitter @Pioneers_Book
Episode 183: Accrington Stanley vs Rochdale AFC - 10/9/2020
10 October 2020 Match Preview
Phil and Tony break down all of the key factors leading into the Accrington Stanley vs Rochdale match at WHAM Stadium including key players, betting analysis, tactics, and more.
Extra #1: Should The Premier League Bail Out The EFL - 10/9/2020
Fixing The English Football Pyramid
Phil and Tony do a 15 minute timed discussion of whether or not the Premier League should bail out the teams that are lower in the EFL pyramid.
Episode 182: EFL League One Week 4 Review/Week 5 Preview - 10/7/2020
Accrington, Hull City, Lincoln City, Fleetwood, Blackpool & More
Phil and Tony break down the biggest matches from EFL League One from Week 4 and Preview the upcoming matches for Week 5.
Episode 181: I Would Walk 40 Miles - 9/30/2020
Hot Button Topics, Sponsored Walk, Upcoming Guests
Phil, Darren, and Tony start by introducing a new upcoming series of short podcasts where they will debate one hot button topic for 15 minutes, with this week's topic being Accrington Stanley's start to the season, they go on to discuss Darren's participation in a Sponsored Walk from Stanley to Liverpool, upcoming guests and book projects, and more.
Episode 180: EFL League One Week 3 Review/Week 4 Preview - 9/29/2020
Accrington Stanley, Lincoln City, Portsmouth, Ipswich Town & More
Phil and Tony discuss EFL League One Week 3 results including Lincoln City over Charlton, Wigan over Portsmouth, Sunderland over Peterborough, Oxford over Accrington and others, plus look ahead to and make predictions for Week 4's biggest match-ups.
Episode 179: 20 Questions About Phoenix Rising - 9/24/2020
With Jake Anderson Of AZ Sports 98.7
Phil chats with Jake Anderson of AZ Sports 98.7 about the current state of Phoenix Rising including what went wrong in the San Diego Match, a preview of this week's upcoming game against Orange County, thoughts on Damion Lowe, fan expectations, the recent play of Santi Moar, what blueprint opposing teams are using against PRFC, and much more! Follow Jake on Twitter @jwa1994
Episode 178: EFL League One Week 2 Roundup - 9/23/2020
Week 2 Review/Week 3 Preview
Phil and Tony talk about Accrington Stanley's loss to Burton and upcoming match against Oxford, as well as in depth discussion on Sunderland, Portsmouth, Peterborough, Fleetwood, Rochdale, Lincoln City and more.
Episode 177: A Tuesday Night In February - 9/22/2020
Interview With Former Accrington Stanley CEO Rob Heys
Phil and Darren talk to Rob Heys, former CEO of Accrington Stanley about the unique challenges of running a small budget club, and also his time with Macclesfield and Blackpool, plus listener questions, and more. Follow Rob on Twitter @robheys
Episode 176: From Blues To Reds - 9/17/2020
Interview With Accrington Stanley's Tariq Uwakwe On Loan From Chelsea
Phil and Tony talk to Tariq Uwakwe who has scored 4 goals in just 2 matches for Accrington Stanley since coming on loan from Chelsea about his career so far, outlook for this season, adjusting to the move from London to Lancashire, rapid fire questions, and more. Follow Tariq on Twitter @Tariq_uwakwe
Episode 175: The Shirt Collector - 9/17/2020
Interview With Accrington Stanley Supporter Rob Russell
Phil and Tony speak with Rob Russell, long time supporter and owner of the world's largest Accrington Stanley shirt collection about the past, present, and future of the club, plus listener questions, rapid fire, and more! Follow Rob on Twitter @RobRussell92409479
Episode 174: Whelan And Dealin - 9/16/2020
Interview With Phoenix Rising Defender Corey Whelan
Phil talks to Phoenix Rising defender Corey Whelan about coming to play in the U.S. after growing up in the Liverpool area, his youth career with the Liverpool Academy, how the system run by PRFC Coach Rick Schantz compares to England, and the outlook for the club coming toward the end of the season as the playoffs approach.
Special Edition: Belarus Premier League September Round-Up - 9/16/2020
News, Results, And Upcoming Matches
Phil, Jonny, and Ed discuss recent news and results in the Belarus Premier League plus upcoming matches, and a focus on the recent 5 game winning run by FC Isloch, and the battle between BATE and Shakhtyor at the top of the table.
Episode 173: September Team Of The Month Dekalb County United - 9/16/2020
Interview With Club Founder And President John Hall
Phil and Tony speak with John Hall Founder and President of Dekalb County United of the Midwest Premier League in the United States. They discuss the trials and tribulations of founding a new non-league club, and also his New Club Start Up Pack. Follow on Twitter @dkcunited
Episode 172: EFL League One Week 1 Review/Week 2 Preview - 9/15/2020
Accrington Stanley, Peterborough, Portsmouth, Sunderland, Oxford, Lincoln & More
Phil and Tony discuss EFL League One Week 1 matches including Accrington Stanley vs Peterborough United, Portsmouth vs Shrewsbury, Sunderland vs Bristol Rovers, and Lincoln City vs Oxford United. They also preview Week 2 matches for many of the above teams, plus special guest Harry Austin joins for a Q&A for new fans from the U.S. who are starting to watch EFL for the first time.
Episode 171: Barrow V Boro - 9/10/2020
Barrow vs Stevenage EFL League 2 Match Preview
Phil and Jonny break down the opening week match between Barrow and Stevenage including what players have come and gone from both clubs since last season, and a break down and prediction for Saturday's match.
Episode 170 Part 2: 2020-21 EFL League One Preview Extravaganza - 9/9/2020
A Team By Team Breakdown Of The English Third Division
Phil and Tony preview the 2020-2021 season for all 24 EFL League One teams. Part 2 features Lincoln City, Northampton Town, Oxford United, Peterborough United, Plymouth Argyle, Portsmouth, Rochdale, Shrewsbury, Sunderland, Swindon Town, Wigan Athletic, AFC Wimbledon, MK Dons, plus in depth on each of Accrington Stanley's 8 signings and promotion, relegation and league champion picks.
Episode 170 Part 1: 2020-21 EFL League One Preview Extravaganza - 9/8/2020
A Team By Team Breakdown Of The English Third Division
Phil and Tony preview the 2020-2021 season for all 24 EFL League One teams. Part 1 features Accrington Stanley, Blackpool, Bristol Rovers, Burton Albion, Charlton Athletic, Crewe Alexandra, Doncaster Rovers, Fleetwood Town, Gillingham, Hull City and Ipswich Town.
Special Edition: Flashing Lights - 9/4/2020
With Jake Anderson Of AZ Sports 98.7
Phil has a short chat with Jake Anderson about the "theatrics" that happen at Cashman Field during a Las Vegas Lights match, whether or not it is "good promotion" or "too over the top", and if things like Inflatable Flailing Arm Guys and Confetti have a place in soccer. Follow Jake on Twitter @jwa1994
Episode 169: Alphabet Soup - 9/3/2020
Interview With New York Cosmos Historian Dr. David Kilpatrick
Phil and Tony talk to New York Cosmos Historian Dr. David Kilpatrick about the most storied soccer club in the United States from the Pele era to present, and also his affinity for Accrington Stanley, and a story about Jon Anderson of Yes. Follow Dr. Kilpatrick on Twitter @DrDKilpatrick
Episode 168: When In Roma - 9/2/2020
Interview With AS Roma Supporter Jake Anderson
Phil speaks with Jake Anderson of AZ Sports 98.7 and arizonasports.com about his favorite European club AS Roma, including the history of the club, some of the biggest names and great players over the years, recent results and outlook of the club for the future, the recent change in ownership, and an anecdote about the origin of Roma's unusual crest. Follow Jake on Twitter @jwa1994
Episode 167: Footnight - 8/31/2020
Interview With Greenville Triumph Defender Tyler Polak
Phil and Ross speak with Tyler Polak, the first player signed in the history of Greenville Triumph about his pro and college career, what it is like playing under John Harkes, and an extended segment about his other passion, video games.
Episode 166: The Guy From Seattle - 8/29/2020
Interview With Burnley And Accrington Supporter John Gibaut
Phil and Tony speak with John Gibaut who was born on the Channel Island of Jersey, and now lives in Seattle in the U.S. but is an avid supporter of Lancashire clubs, Burnley and Accrington Stanley, and is also involved in proofreading for author Dave Thomas. Follow John on Twitter @eaglerising07
Episode 165: King - 8/25/2020
Interview With Phoenix Rising Defender Darnell King
Phil and Matt talk to fullback Darnell King about this season so far with Phoenix Rising, and also look back through his career, including his time in college at Florida Atlantic, and his pro career including stops with Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and San Antonio FC among others. Follow Darnell on Twitter @21ddking
Episode 164: Jaye Says Naye - 8/24/2020
Interview With Greenville Triumph And Guam Goalkeeper Dallas Jaye
Phil, Tony, and Ross speak with Dallas Jaye, goalkeeper for Greenville Triumph in USL League One and the Guam National Team about his career in football, including stops at Cincinnati, FC Tucson and Phoenix Rising where he played under Rick Schantz, and his college career that included a Big East Goalkeeper of the Year Award at Xavier.. Follow Dallas on Twitter @daljaye
Episode 163: Jake From State Forty-Eight - 8/21/2020
Interview With Jake Anderson, Phoenix Rising Reporter For AZSports
Phil, Arran, and Matt talk to Jake Anderson, who covers Phoenix Rising for ArizonaSports.com and 98.7 FM to review PRFC's 4-1 win over LA Galaxy II on Wednesday, and preview their upcoming match against Las Vegas Lights. They also discuss the performance of new midfield players who have joined the club this year, Joey Calistri's move to right back, Phil pitches for Jake to join the Official Accrington Stanley Supporters Club of North America, and much more. Follow Jake on Twitter @jwa1994
Episode 162: The Bard Of Burnley - 8/20/2020
Interview With Author Dave Thomas
Phil and Tony speak with Dave Thomas, author of "Bob Lord of Burnley" and over 20 other books about Burnley FC, including "It's Burnley Not Barcelona", "No Nay Never", "The Best of Burnley", and many more. A hilarious and informative chat about the history of one of England's most storied clubs. Follow Dave on Twitter @RodleyDave
Episode 161: A Kit To Wear Tonight - 8/17/2020
Interview With Retired Burnley And Accrington Footballer Ashley Hoskin
Phil and Darren speak with Ashley Hoskin who played with Accrington Stanley, Burnley, and Barrow AFC among others clubs before retiring and continuing his career in football as a coach, manager, and now Head of Recruiting at Accy. A look at his lifetime in the game, listener questions, rapid fire, and an interesting trivia fact involving Phil Collins.
Episode 160: Fleas, Ticks, And Vegemites - 8/16/2020
Interview With Vice Chairman & Chief Brand Officer Of Greenville Triumph
Phil and Ross speak with Australian footballer Lachlan McLean about a journey that has brought the 24-year-old striker from Sydney, Australia, to Greenville, South Carolina, with stops in Poland and Chicago along the way. Follow Lachlan on Twitter @Lachlan__McLean
Episode 159: No Furry Mascots! - 8/14/2020
Interview With Vice Chairman & Chief Brand Officer Of Greenville Triumph
Phil, Tony, and Ross talk to Vice Chairman and Chief Brand Officer of Greenville Triumph SC Doug Erwin about the unique challenges of creating the brand for an expansion team, in a brand new league, in a market obsessed with College American Football. A great listen for those wanting to hear about the ins and outs of the business end of football on this side of the pond. Follow Doug on Twitter @dougerwin_
Episode 158: A Rising Report - 8/13/2020
Interview With Phoenix Rising Journalist Owain Evans
Phil, Arran, and Matt speak with journalist Owain Evans about all things Phoenix Rising including in depth analysis of the season so far, discussion of tactics and lineup choices, and a look ahead to this week's game against San Diego Loyal. Follow Owain on Twitter @OJEVANS18
Episode 157: Godfather Of The Hospitality Lounge - 8/12/2020
Interview With Accrington Stanley Supporter David Davis
Phil, Darren, and Tony speak with David Davis who lives in Nottingham, but makes the 120 mile trip to WHAM Stadium weekly as an Accrington Stanley season ticket holder. He tells his story of getting involved with a team from up north and about the many projects he is involved with including everything from books to the Memorial Garden.
Episode 156: Together We Triumph - 8/10/2020
August Team Of The Month Greenville Triumph
Phil and Tony talk to Greenville Triumph color commentator Ross Devonport about the club and USL League One in general, also what players to watch, the story behind the team colors and logo, and an insight into the world of broadcasting. Follow Ross on Twitter @thatrossbloke
Episode 155: Feel The Burn - 8/6/2020
Part 2 On July Team Of The Month Burnley F.C.
Phil and Tony talk about the past decade of Burnley F.C. in Part 2 of our July Team Of The Month series, including their promotions to the Premier League, why manager Sean Dyche has been so successful there, which squads have been the most talented in the past decade, and a look ahead to the future of the club.
Episode 154: Lancashire United - 8/3/2020
Interview With Former Accrington Stanley Manager Dave Thornley
Phil and Darren speak with Dave Thornley about what it was like managing Accrington Stanley in the early Eric Whalley era, other memories from his managerial career, listener questions, rapid fire, and more!
Episode 153: Swans Lake Of Fire - 7/31/2020
Phoenix Rising Season Ticket Member And AZ Jacks Member Mark Richards
Phil and Arran talk to Mark Richards who is originally from southern Wales but now resides in Arizona, and is a Phoenix Rising season ticket holder. They start off with a quick discussion of his hometown club Swansea's recent bid for promotion to the Premier League that came up just short and his involvement with AZ Jacks before going on to an in depth discussion about PRFC and a preview of Saturday's upcoming match against El Paso Locomotive. Follow Mark on Twitter at @kingofthewelsh
Special Edition: Belarus July Roundup - 7/30/2020
A Look At The Last Month's Action In The Belarus Premier League
Phil, Jonny, and Ed look back on the past month of action in the Belarus Premier League including what teams are in good form, which teams good be headed for relegation, a look ahead to Week 20 matches, what political situation could has whether or not the season will be completed in question, and the pick who they think will win the championship. Follow Ed on Twitter at @EdZelaski and Jonny @JonnyHibberd
Episode 152: An Extra Unspecial Episode - 7/24/2020
Football Business In The EFL And Phil Gets Put On The Hot Seat
Phil, Darren, And Tony sit down to an in depth discussion on the business end of the EFL and the possibility of a salary cap, but halfway through Darren and Tony have surprise in store with a list of questions for Phil from friends of the show and a special edition of rapid fire. Follow Phil on Twitter @AccyRising
Episode 151: Food Trucks, Head Ins & Dives - 7/24/2020
Phoenix Rising Vs Orange Country Match Preview
Phil, Arran, and Matt break down the back to back matches between Phoenix Rising and Orange County, discuss which Casino Arizona Field Food Trucks Guy Fieri should visit if he were to attend a PRFC match, a listener question about tactics, which teams play a style that gives Phoenix the most issues, and more!
Episode 150: Where In The World Part 3 - 7/21/2020
Interview With Chris Cortez
Phil and Arran talk with Chris Cortez about a wild journey that took him from Thailand to Denmark over the past 12 months, but culminated in him lifting a trophy as he helped FC Helsingor to win Denmark's Second Division title. Plus much more in another edition of Where In The World Is Chris Cortez!
Note: This episode was recorded prior to the announcement that he will not be returning to FC Helsingor next season. Follow Chris on Twitter @C_Cortez88
Episode 149: Twice The League One Fun - 7/19/2020
Interview With Ira Jersey
Phil, Tony, and Ross speak with Founder and General Manager of USL League 2 side Real Central New Jersey, and host of the USL League 1 Fun podcast Ira Jersey. They discuss the financial concerns of lower league clubs on both sides of the pond, look at the upcoming USL League One season, and how Ira's question to the Total Soccer Show lead to us covering Accrington Stanley on this show. Follow Ira on Twitter @IraJersey
Special Edition: Arsenal vs Manchester City FA Cup Recap - 7/18/2020
Breaking Down The Gunners Upset Win Over City In the Semi-Finals
Phil and Arran do an immediate post game reaction to Arsenal's upset win over Manchester City to advance to the final round of the 2020 FA Cup. They discuss what Mikel Arteta did tactically, the impact of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Emilano Martinez, and look ahead to facing the winner of Manchester United vs Chelsea in the final round.
Episode 148: King James Of Accrington - 7/17/2020
Interview With Retired Accrington Striker Lutel James
Phil and Darren speak with Accrington Stanley legend Lutel James about his career with the club that included over 80 goals, 36 of which came in the 2002-2003 promotion season. They also discuss his current work in the youth soccer community, listener questions, rapid fire, and more! Follow Lutel on Twitter @LutelJames
(Note: We apologize as we struggled with a poor connection during recording that resulted in poor sound quality in parts of this episode)
Episode 147: Burn One Down - 7/16/2020
July Team Of The Month Burnley
Phil talks to Tony about July Team Of The Month Burnley, regarding the history of the club, including the origin of the Claret kits and nickname, the club's success in the 1950's-1960's, and their return to the Premier League in the past decade.
Episode 146: A Rising Return - 7/15/2020
Phoenix Rising Return To Action In USL Championship Group B
Phil, Arran, and Matt recap Phoenix Rising's return match against LA Galaxy II, preview their upcoming game against Orange County, look at other teams they will be facing in Group B, discuss different lineup options for coach Rick Schantz, and a further look at Arran's road trip to USL stadiums.
Episode 145: VAR - What Is It Good For? - 7/13/2020
Phil And Tony Debate Video Assistant Referee In The Premier League
Phil and Tony have and in depth debate about Video Assistant Referee in the Premier League, what they think has gone wrong in its first year of implementation, what types of calls are causing the most issues, and ideas to make the system better.
Episode 144: From Accy To Spain - 7/11/2020
Interview With Accrington Stanley Legend Gary Williams
Phil and Darren speak with prolific goal scorer Gary Williams who played 2 stints with Accrington Stanley including the 99-00 promotion team, also played in the U.S. and currently resides in Spain.
Episode 143: The Ilias Chair Show - 7/8/2020
Part 4 Of Our Stevenage Series With Jonny Hibberd
Phil speaks with Jonny Hibberd in the final part of our special series on Stevenage F.C. with a look at the years 2010-2020, in depth on key figures Dino Maamria and Ilias Chair, plus a few digressions. Follow Jonny on Twitter @JonnyHibberd
Episode 142: A Cracker Of A Goal At Morecambe Bay - 6/30/2020
Interview With Accrington Stanley Legend Ian Craney
Phil and Darren talk to Ian Craney, who spent 5 different stints at Accrington Stanley, played part in the club's promotion from the Conference, scored a total of 22 goals and 20 assists in League 2 play for the club, and also played for Altrincham, Swansea City, Morecambe, and Huddersfield Town among others.
Episode 141: From Bristol To Accy - 6/25/2020
Interview With WHAM Stadium Announcer Josh Adcroft
Phil and Tony speak with WHAM Stadium PA Announcer Josh Adcroft about his unique journey from the south of England to Lancashire, the ins and outs of public address announcing, Accrington's new Club 1968, and more. Follow Josh on Twitter @AccyBristol
Special Edition: Belarus Week 13 Review/Week 14 Preview - 6/18/2020
With Special Guest Ed Zelaski
Phil speaks with Jonathan Hibberd and Ed Zelaski about Week 13 results in the Belarus Premier League including the big match between BATE and Shakhtyor, and a look ahead to Week 14 matches, plus an announcement of Isloch's new stadium. Follow Jonny on Twitter @JonnyHibberd and Ed at @EdZelaski
Episode 140: Fond Memories Of Mitchell Cole - 6/15/2020
Jonny Hibberd About Team Of The Month Stevenage
Phil speaks with Jonny Hibberd about the current potential relegation situation that Stevenage faces due to the cancelation of the League Two season. Jonny also talks about important matches from 2002-2010 including "The Mitchell Cole Game" and a heartbreaking 119th minute loss to Cambridge United. Follow Jonny on Twitter @JonnyHibberd
Episode 139: Berning Down The House - 6/14/2020
Interview With Retired Accrington Striker Bernie Hughes
Phil and Darren speak with Bernie Hughes, who played forward for Accrington Stanley in the early 1990's. They talk about what it was like playing for Accy in the non-league days, including promotions, important Cup matches, and more.
Episode 138: Accy Red Ultras - 6/13/2020
Interview With Jason Graham Of Stanley Ultras
Phil and Tony speak with Jason Graham who has been at the forefront of the Stanley Ultras for nearly 2 decades. They talk about what it's like in The Clayton End on match days, favorite matches, things the group is doing in the community, and more! Follow Jason on Twitter @AccyForza
Episode 137: Banarama Split - 6/10/2020
Discussion Of The Proposed League Two/National League Merger
Phil, Darren, and Tony sit down for an at times heated debate over a proposed plan to combine EFL League Two with the Vanarama National League, and then split them into a North and South divisions.
Episode 136 Part 2: Macaroni And Cheesed Off - 6/9/2020
Most Disappointing Matches
Phil, Arran, and Matt each pick the 2 most disappointing matches that they have watched involving their favorite clubs. In Part 2 Arran and Matt discuss their most disappointing matches involving Arsenal and Chelsea respectively, while Phil talks about his other most disappointing Phoenix Rising match.
Episode 136 Part 1: Macaroni And Cheesed Off - 6/9/2020
Most Disappointing Matches
Phil, Arran, and Matt each pick the 2 most disappointing matches that they have watched involving their favorite clubs. In Part 1 Arran and Matt discuss their most disappointing matches with the Australian and U.S. National Team's respectively, while Phil talks about his most disappointing Phoenix Rising match.
Episode 135: Let's Cav It! - 6/5/2020
Interview With Former Accrington Stanley Captain Peter Cavanagh
Phil and Darren speak with retired Accrington Stanley captain Peter Cavanagh, who played well over 200 games with the club, saw 2 promotions, and also played with the Liverpool Academy, Rochdale, Fleetwood, Altrincham, and now coaches at Everton Academy.
Special Edition: Belarus Week 9/10 Review/Week 11 Preview - 6/3/2020
With Jonathan Hibberd Of FC Isloch ENG
Phil and Jonny Hibberd of FC Isloch ENG chat about Week 9/10 results around the Belarusian Premier League, look at Week 11 match ups, and discuss a variety of other news. Follow on Twitter @JonnyHibberd
Episode 134: Hart Scratch Fever - 5/28/2020
Jonny Hibberd On Team Of The Month Stevenage "Borough"
Phil speaks with Jonny Hibberd in the second of our series of episodes about our Team Of The Month Stevenage. In this episode they go deeper into the club's history in the 1990's and early 2000's, discuss cup runs and key matches from that era, and do a deep dive on the rivalry with Woking.
Episode 133: 99 Digressions - 5/23/2020
The Swiss Cheese Episode
Phil, Arran, and Matt cover a wide range of topics including preference for watching Bundesliga or Belarus Premier League, the demolition of iconic stadiums like San Siro, a ridiculous Tweet made by the MLS, whether or not the USL can financial survive playing in empty stadiums, a shout out to PRFC fan show, and more!
Episode 132: Memories Of Peel Park - 5/22/2020
Interview With Accrington Stanley Legend Russ Cuddihy
Phil and Darren speak with Russ Cuddihy, who played for Accrington Stanley back in the Peel Park era. Russ talks about what is was like playing for Accrington in the 1960's and also a bit about his love of cricket, and one time when he played goalkeeper.
Episode 131: 40,000 Minutes On The Pitch - 5/21/2020
Interview With Port Vale Midfielder Luke Joyce
Phil and Darren talk to current Port Vale and former Accrington Stanley midfielder Luke Joyce about his lengthy playing career that includes over 500 league matches, 6 full seasons at Accy, and stops at Carlisle, Barrow, and Northwich Victoria. Follow Luke on Twitter @LukeJoycey4
Episode 130: Home Of The Whopper - 5/20/2020
May Team Of The Month: Stevenage F.C.
Phil is joined by Stevenage supporter Jonny Hibberd in the first of a series of interviews we are doing for our May Team Of The Month. In this episode they discuss the club's history and do a deep dive on what has lead to their current position at the bottom of the League 2 table. Follow Tony on Twitter @JonnyHibberd
Episode 129: Extended Fire - 5/19/2020
Listener Questions With Tony Robinson
Phil and Tony sit down to chat about Accrington Stanley, Tony answers a round of his own rapid fire questions, plus a list of questions sent in by Gary in Lancashire. Follow Tony on Twitter @ToneCat54
Episode 128: Here Comes The Hammers - 5/18/2020
Interview With Ajaasuma Of Ghanaian Hammers
Phil speaks with Ajaasuma, Ghanaian Hammers founder and contributor to our partner site GhanaFootballNews.com about the fan club and challenges of supporting an English club from Ghana, the current state of West Ham on the pitch, the future of Declan Rice, and more. Follow on Twitter @GHHammers
Episode 127 Part 2: Doolan Banjos - 5/18/2020
Interview With Accrington Stanley Coach John Doolan
Phil and Tony speak with Accrington Stanley first team coach and retired player John Doolan about his coaching career before Accy and particularly his time with Wigan, his roles and duties with the club including the nuances of substitutions, the 2018 League 2 championship and more in Part 2.
Episode 127 Part 1: Doolan Banjos - 5/17/2020
Interview With Accrington Stanley Coach John Doolan
Phil and Tony speak with Accrington Stanley first team coach and retired player John Doolan. They talk about his early days in Liverpool, his playing career, how he got started in coaching, plus rapid fire in Part 1 of 2.
Episode126 Part 2: Everything You Never Wanted To Know - 5/16/2020
Listener Questions Mailbag Episode
Phil, Arran, and Matt answer listener questions including the distance between Phoenix and Accrington by Edward Cunningham, small teams playing without crowds by Matt M, Harry and Ross, several questions from Gary in Lancashire, and favorite guests by Kevin Gates in Part 2.
Episode126 Part 1: Everything You Never Wanted To Know - 5/15/2020
Listener Questions Mailbag Episode
Phil, Arran, and Matt answer listener questions including one about the EFL from Ben WIld, and then a series of questions from Peter Leatham about how the hosts came to support their favorite clubs in Part 1 of 2.
Special Edition: Belarus Week 8 Review/Week 9 Preview - 5/14/2020
With Jonathan Hibberd Of FC Isloch ENG
Phil and Jonny Hibberd of FC Isloch ENG chat about Week 8 results around the Belarusian Premier League, BREAKING NEWS on postponed matches plus look forward to Week 9. Follow Jonny on Twitter @JonnyHibberd
Episode 125: What Should And What Is Never Be - 5/10/2020
The USL Season That Could Have Been
Phil and Matt speak with Jonathan and Luis of the Sactown FC Podcast about what they think would have happened in key matches for Phoenix Rising and Sacramento Republic so far this season if all scheduled games had been played, and a hypothetical match preview of the postponed May 16th match between the 2 clubs. Follow The SacTown FC Podcast on Twitter @SacTownFC.