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.