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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 and Arran Airs 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.

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 and Arran Airs 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.
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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 and Arran Airs 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.

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English

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Episodes

Episode 34 Part 2: FIFA Las Vegas

5/25/2019
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In part 2 of this week's episode Phil, Arran, and Matt discuss the Phoenix Rising's most recent match against the Las Vegas Lights, and what they are seeing with the team recently. They talk about how midfielders Junior Flemmings and Solomon Asante compliment each other on the pitch. Also a shout out to our friend Scott Brown who is leaving Accrington for Harrogate Town.

Duration:00:17:28

Episode 35: Showing You Who's Ross

5/25/2019
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Phil and Arran sit down with USL League One Greenville Triumph announcer Ross Devonport and talk football on both sides of the pond, and even a little bit of rugby. Ross is a true Renaissance man who know a little bit about every sport in the book, and has worked for cbssports.com as a fantasy writer. To top things off he is the son of an English rugby player! We also have a special surprise. The first ever Across The Pitch Rug Bee!

Duration:00:42:56

Episode 34 Part 1: Aston Villa Music Ft. (/ˈdɑːrbi ˈkaʊnti/)

5/23/2019
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This week Phil, Arran, and Matt break down the EFL Playoffs, going in depth on each of the 3 matches. They start with EFL League Two Tranmere Rovers vs Newport County, then EFL League One Charlton Athletic vs Sunderland A.F.C., and conclude with EFL Championship Aston Villa vs Derby County, with the winner of the game earning promotion to the Premier League, and and estimated $160 million pound payout! Read our previews of each of these games at acrossthepitch.com/blog.

Duration:00:35:10

Episode 33: Here Comes The Dove King

5/20/2019
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Phil and Matt sit down with Accrington Stanley right back and midfielder Callum Johnson, in the second interview in our Callum Club series. They talk with Callum about the previous season in League One, and what he his looking forward to next season. They talk about his time at Middlesborough Academy, and why he decided to sign on with Accy full time after going there on loan. We also ask him if he believes his name Callum gives him any special advantages as a footballer. Read more at...

Duration:00:23:04

Episode 32: Most Hated Man In Birkenhead

5/13/2019
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On this week's episode Phil, Arran, and Matt break down the promotion playoffs in the EFL Championship, League One, and League Two. They go over the match-ups and make predictions for who they think will be promoted from each league. They also do a recap on the happenings of the semi-final round in the Champions League, and Arran makes a few new friends in Tranmere. Also, we debut "Get Some" the new single by The Glides at the end of the show.

Duration:00:56:23

Episode 31: EFL Unplugged In Arizona

5/4/2019
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In this week's episode Phil, Arran, and Matt talk playoffs in the EFL. They break down the final week of the season in the EFL Championship, League One, and League Two. They also discuss which team's have already been promoted of relegated, and make their pick to come out of the playoffs in each league. (Note: This episode is Unplugged because due to time sensitive material we have done very little sound editing. We apologize that this episode is less than our regular quality standards.)

Duration:00:48:59

Episode 30: I Wanna Holt Your Hand

5/3/2019
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In an extra special Sunday Conversation edition, Phil and Arran sit down with Accrington Stanley Owner and Chairman Andy Holt. They talk with Andy about what lead him to buy the club, his background and the story of his business WHAM, improvements with the club, the importance of staying up in League One, and what he wants his legacy to be with the team. Special thanks to Mike Procter http://www.brettonart.uk/ for the use of his painting.

Duration:00:44:45

Episode 29: Dynamo Dreamin'

4/26/2019
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In a special Non-League Spotlight edition of Across The Pitch, Phil and Arran sit down with Loughborough Dynamo manager Lee Attenborough. They discuss the happenings around Loughborough, and the unique challenges and ups and downs of managing a club that is underfunded even compared with other teams in their division. Lee is at 28-years-old the youngest manager in Northern Premier League Division One East history, and has a chance with a win this Saturday to lead Dynamo to their best finish...

Duration:00:31:44

Episode 28 Part 2: House Of The Rising Son

4/24/2019
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In Part 2 of episode 28 the farm animals have gone home, but Phil, Arran, and Matt return to talk about the UEFA Champions League quarter finals. They discuss what happened in the previous round, who they think will advance, and Phil makes a shocking pick to win the whole thing. They also debate who the top player left in the tournament is, and we introduce a brand new author to the Across The Pitch blog team!

Duration:00:26:32

Episode 28 Part 1: Stone Bold Team Austin

4/20/2019
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On a very special Farm Animal Night of Across the Pitch Phil, Arran, and Matt are cheesed off after Phoenix Rising's loss to the expansion Austin Bold. They give an unhinged and oftentimes emotional take on the night's game. On a side note, @yourPHXCW we do compare you to a certain metal water boiling kettle, however, your video apology is noted and accepted. Hey, even NBC had The Heidi Game. UEFA Champions League recap coming in part 2. Additional sound effects from...

Duration:00:22:22

Episode 27: Tangerine Dreams

4/17/2019
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In a very special interview Phil, Arran, and Matt chat with Blackpool legend Brett Ormerod. Brett scored at all 4 levels of English Football for Blackpool, including the Premier League and the winning goal in the EFL Championship playoffs. Brett also discusses his time with Accrington Stanley, tells stories about his former coaches, and a bit about life after football. If you want to hear more of Brett, you can hear him on the Under The Cosh podcast...

Duration:00:56:17

Episode 25 Part 3: The Loan Rangers

4/14/2019
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In the long awaited Part 3 of our 25th episode, Phil, Arran, and Matt have a spirited debate about the financial issues facing teams in the EFL Championship, League One, and League Two. Arran thinks the cause of the financial issues that teams like the Bolton Wanderers are having are due to big teams hoarding players and loaning them. Phil suggests a salary cap and revenue sharing system. Matt suggests that they both are crazy, and its just plain poor ownership. A real cracker of a...

Duration:00:28:29

Episode 26: Industry And Prudence Conquer

4/9/2019
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In a special Sunday Conversation (recorded on a Saturday) edition of Phil and Arran sit down for another chat with 50 Years of Accrington Stanley author Darren Woodhead. They discuss what will be going into the final chapter of the book, due out in July, that you can preorder at onstanleyon.com or purchase at the grounds. They also talk about what Stanley needs to do down the stretch to stay up in League One, and Arran and Darren nerd out for a moment about their shared love of cricket.

Duration:00:46:53

Episode 25 Part 2: Cat On A Hot Tin Pot

4/8/2019
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In Part 2 of this 3 part 25th episode, Phil, Arran, and Matt break down what's going on in EFL Leagues One and Two. They talk about what teams are most likely to get promoted, make the playoffs, or become relegated. They also introduce Portsmouth as team of the month for April, and discuss the meaning of the term tin pot. They also look at the heated battle to stay in League One, and follow up on whether Notts County, Yeovil, and Macclesfield can stay up and avoid being sent to non-league....

Duration:00:28:07

Episode 25 Part 1: The Oxford Blue Throne

4/6/2019
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On Part 1 of this week's special, multi-part, 25th episode, Phil, Arran and Matt talk about the Premier League and EFL Championship races at both the top and bottom ends of the table. They also discuss the opening game at the massive latrine also known as the new Tottenham Stadium, and the unusual friendship between WWE legend Mick Foley, and Sheffield United's Billy Sharp. In the upcoming parts they will discuss Leagues One and Two, and a deep dive on loan players and financial issues in...

Duration:00:30:35

Episode 24: What's Your MLS Fantasy?

3/30/2019
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This week Phil, Arran, and Matt interview mlssoccer.com MLS Fantasy writer Schuyler Redpath about the best strategies for winning your league. Schuyler is the 2011 National Champion for MLS Fantasy and each week has a list of the top players. He shares with us some of his secret strategy's including the Autoroo, and at the end we play a bit of Premier League trivia with him. A very entertaining and informative chat!

Duration:00:48:32

The Sounds of Phoenix Rising Match Day

3/28/2019
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Immerse yourself into an aural experience of what it's like to attend a game of football (soccer) at the USL side, Phoenix Rising, from Across The Pitch host Arran Airs.

Duration:00:07:08

Episode 23: Mad Marchness

3/24/2019
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On this week's episode, Phil, Arran, and Matt discuss the madness that is the relegation battle in the EFL Championship, League One, and League Two. Additionally, they do a deep dive on the financial crisis with the Bolton Wanderers. They also talk about the Final Four of the FA Cup, and what the future could hold for Jose Mourhino and Mesut Ozil. They also play a sneak preview of a new song called L.A.W. by past guest Travis Kenny.

Duration:00:50:54

Episode 22: Werewolves In Wolverhampton

3/20/2019
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In this week's episode Phil and Arran (Matt is out this week) do a deep dive on the race at both ends of League One. In addition, they talk about what's going on with the UEFA Champions League, the fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League, and player of the week, Wolverhampton striker Raul Jimenez. They also talk about the first game of the Phoenix Rising season, and what their head coach Rick Schantz may have learned from Jurgen Klopp. Also, a special announcement from Phil.

Duration:00:49:47

Episode 21: Gone With The Snow

3/11/2019
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On this week's episode Phil, Arran, and Matt discuss some surprise results in the UEFA Champions League, preview the just underway MLS season and a recap of the exciting Snow Classico 3, talk about whether or not Liverpool's title hopes are gone with the wind, and exciting breaking news announcements. Plus, a listener question about what are the reasons that a team would want to loan a player to another team, and what does the future hold for Gareth Bale.

Duration:00:46:39