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Across The Pitch

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Across The Pitch began in the summer of 2018, when Phil Kennedy and Arran Airs embarked upon an idea to start a podcast to teach fans in the United States about the deeper levels of English football, beyond the Premier League. Although Phil and Arran both grew to love football rooting for Arsenal F.C., they began to grow a passion for the grassroots of the game after they started regularly attending games for their hometown. USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC. Inspired by the story of "The Team That Wouldn't Die", they decided to make Accrington Stanley their flagship club, and in November of 2018, they recorded and released their first episode. Things quickly took off for them when Accy midfielder Scott Brown agreed to come on the show, for what was just their second episode. By episode 10, they had added Matt Robards to the fold, and ever since the community, and scope of Across The Pitch has continued to grow. This includes Accrington natives Darren Woodhead and Tony Robinson joining the team, and expanding to another continent when Abdulai Suburu founded our partner site Ghana Football News. Moving into 2020, we are going to be bringing even more in depth coverage of the EFL pyramid, the USL and MLS, and of course our favorite teams Accrington Stanley and Phoenix Rising.

Across The Pitch began in the summer of 2018, when Phil Kennedy and Arran Airs embarked upon an idea to start a podcast to teach fans in the United States about the deeper levels of English football, beyond the Premier League. Although Phil and Arran both grew to love football rooting for Arsenal F.C., they began to grow a passion for the grassroots of the game after they started regularly attending games for their hometown. USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC. Inspired by the story of "The Team That Wouldn't Die", they decided to make Accrington Stanley their flagship club, and in November of 2018, they recorded and released their first episode. Things quickly took off for them when Accy midfielder Scott Brown agreed to come on the show, for what was just their second episode. By episode 10, they had added Matt Robards to the fold, and ever since the community, and scope of Across The Pitch has continued to grow. This includes Accrington natives Darren Woodhead and Tony Robinson joining the team, and expanding to another continent when Abdulai Suburu founded our partner site Ghana Football News. Moving into 2020, we are going to be bringing even more in depth coverage of the EFL pyramid, the USL and MLS, and of course our favorite teams Accrington Stanley and Phoenix Rising.

Location:

United States

Description:

Across The Pitch began in the summer of 2018, when Phil Kennedy and Arran Airs embarked upon an idea to start a podcast to teach fans in the United States about the deeper levels of English football, beyond the Premier League. Although Phil and Arran both grew to love football rooting for Arsenal F.C., they began to grow a passion for the grassroots of the game after they started regularly attending games for their hometown. USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC. Inspired by the story of "The Team That Wouldn't Die", they decided to make Accrington Stanley their flagship club, and in November of 2018, they recorded and released their first episode. Things quickly took off for them when Accy midfielder Scott Brown agreed to come on the show, for what was just their second episode. By episode 10, they had added Matt Robards to the fold, and ever since the community, and scope of Across The Pitch has continued to grow. This includes Accrington natives Darren Woodhead and Tony Robinson joining the team, and expanding to another continent when Abdulai Suburu founded our partner site Ghana Football News. Moving into 2020, we are going to be bringing even more in depth coverage of the EFL pyramid, the USL and MLS, and of course our favorite teams Accrington Stanley and Phoenix Rising.

Twitter:

@acrosspitch

Language:

English

Contact:

6027993903


Episodes

Episode 213: The Sheriff

3/4/2021
Phil and Tony chat with Michael Nottingham about his unusual journey into the Football League and finally landing with Accrington Stanley after stops with Blackpool and Salford among others.

Duration:00:56:25

Episode 212: Clean Sheets In Lancashire

2/21/2021
Phil and Tony chat with Nathan Baxter, goalkeeper currently on loan to Accrington Stanley from Chelsea. They talk about his youth career, previous loan spells in Yeovil and Ross County, Scotland, the season so far with Accy, Rapid Fire, Peter's Corner, and much more!

Duration:00:50:41

Episode 211: The Butcher Album Remix

2/13/2021
Phil and Tony return to ATP with an interview with Accrington Stanley midfielder Matt Butcher. They catch up with Matt since their last chat back in October, and how the season has gone so far, the outlook for the rest of the season, Peter's corner, and much more!

Duration:00:44:20

Episode 210: Arse N' Ales

11/25/2020
Phil and Arran introduce a new sub-series called Arse 'N Ales where they each review a beer each week and then chat about Arsenal pub style while enjoying said brew. This week they review last match against Leeds and look ahead to upcoming matches with Molde and Wolves.

Duration:00:46:19

Episode 209: Accy Week 14 Round Up

11/23/2020
Phil and Tony talk about Accrington Stanley's 0-0 draw against Lincoln City, Sean McConville's controversial red card, and match tactics, plus a preview of Tuesday's upcoming match against Crewe Alexandra.

Duration:00:24:11

Episode 208: EFL League One Week 14 Round Up

11/23/2020
Phil and Tony discuss all of the action from last Saturday's EFL League One matches with analysis of each match, plus a look ahead at, and predictions for Tuesday's upcoming full slate of matches.

Duration:00:35:07

Episode 207: A Cold Wet Tuesday Night

11/23/2020
Phil and Darren speak with retired Burnley midfielder Phil Malley about his early playing days, his time Turf Moor from 1984-1988 including his favorite matches and moments, the battle to avoid relegation in 1987, and much more.

Duration:00:40:21

Episode 206: Accy Week 13 Round Up

11/20/2020
Phil and Tony review Accrington Stanley's 3-0 win at Swindon Town on Tuesday night, and look ahead to Saturday's home match against Lincoln City.

Duration:00:24:31

Episode 205: EFL League One Week 13 Review

11/20/2020
Phil and Tony talk about the latest news in EFL League One including What's Wrong With Oxford United, and predictions on all of Week 13's upcoming matches.

Duration:00:42:22

Episode 204: EFL League One Week 12 & Accrington Stanley Round Up

11/16/2020
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.

Duration:00:32:56

Episode 203: Northampton Town vs Accrington Stanley Match Preview

11/13/2020
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.

Duration:00:32:12

Episode 202: Quantum Footballing

11/13/2020
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.

Duration:00:48:49

Episode 201 Part 2: EFL League One First Quarter Review

11/12/2020
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.

Duration:00:24:42

Episode 201 Part 1: EFL League One First Quarter Review

11/11/2020
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.

Duration:00:47:35

Episode 200: Fletch

11/5/2020
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.

Duration:00:54:32

Episode 199: EFL League One Week 11 Review

11/5/2020
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.

Duration:00:28:23

Special Edition: Belarus Premier League October Round-Up

11/5/2020
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.

Duration:00:34:15

Episode 198: EFL League One Week 10 Review/Week11 Preview

11/2/2020
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.

Duration:00:41:55

Episode 197: Phoenix Rising Nation

10/31/2020
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.

Duration:00:35:54

Episode 196: Across The Pub

10/29/2020
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!

Duration:00:43:09