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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 237: The Greatest Team In The World

10/8/2021
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

Duration:00:41:19

Episode 236: The Reds Baron

10/3/2021
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.

Duration:00:35:59

Episode 235: Strike Out

9/24/2021
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.

Duration:00:24:15

Episode 234: Many Happy Returns

9/4/2021
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.

Duration:00:45:05

Episode 233: Star Spangled Extravaganza

8/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:35:43

Episode 232: Another Brick Through The Wall

8/20/2021
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.

Duration:00:51:23

Episode 231: A Thesis Statement

8/12/2021
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.

Duration:00:48:01

Episode 230: Season Opening Predictions

8/5/2021
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.

Duration:00:28:14

Episode 229: Supporters Season Preview

8/3/2021
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.

Duration:01:10:01

Episode 228: The Lost Episode

7/30/2021
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!

Duration:00:46:59

Episode 227: Season 5 Kick -Off

7/29/2021
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.

Duration:00:12:53

Episode 226: Offseason Short

7/1/2021
Phil and Tony talk about the latest things happening around Stanley including the recent release of next season's fixtures, what players are new and returning to the club, a look at the various Cup tournaments, new trading card options, and more.

Duration:00:30:40

Episode 225: Footballers, Canoeists & Flying Horses

6/24/2021
Darren, Tony & Phil chat with Bryan Pemberton who played with Accrington in the modern club's first match in 1970 against Formby Town about his footballing career, how the game has changed over the past 50 years, his life and hobbies outside of football, how he got from Accrington to Western Canada, rapid fire & more.

Duration:00:47:25

Episode 224 Part 2: Holty Unplugged

6/15/2021
Phil and Tony focus on the future of the club in Part 2's discussion with Andy Holt, both this upcoming season and further down the road, plus listener questions, and the importance of the international fanbase to Accy.

Duration:00:35:00

Episode 224 Part 1: Holty Unplugged

6/11/2021
Phil and Tony talk to Accrington Stanley Chairman Andy Holt first about the new Accrington Stanley trading cards set, plus a look back at last season, new developments and improvements with the grounds and academy, rapid fire, and more.

Duration:00:31:44

Episode 222 Part 2: This Round's On Me

5/21/2021
Phil, Tony, and Darren look ahead to next season, and what the squad can improve on to move higher in the table, also each picks 3 favorite past episodes, a surprise story or talent from each host's past, and more.

Duration:00:37:53

Episode 222 Part 1: Another Round

5/19/2021
Phil, Tony, and Darren do a season wrap up edition of Across The Pub where they talk about the big news of the new Across The Pitch branded Accrington Stanley trading cards set, Darren's new book My Football Life, and analysis of the season that was in Part 1.

Duration:00:31:01

Episode 221: Mr. Postman

5/12/2021
Darren, Tony and Phil talk to Piero Mingoia, a fan favorite winger who made over 150 appearances in 3 different spells with Accrington Stanley about his football career, being a Londoner playing up north, his interest in Italian Football and blogging, rapid fire, and much more.

Duration:00:47:08

Episode 220: The Accy Ronaldhino

4/24/2021
Darren, Tony, and Phil talk to Mark Shirley, who was one of the most prolific scorers on Accrington's teams in the early 2000's about what it was like playing for the club in the early days of the John Coleman era, other stops in his playing career, the world famous rapid fire, and much more!

Duration:00:49:05

Episode 219: Accy Of Central Scotland

4/18/2021
Phil and Tony speak with Keith Laird, founder of Accrington Stanley Supporters Club of Central Scotland about what lead him to supporting a team nearly 3 hours away, and why the atmosphere and common sense approach of Accy won him over from the so-called "Big Clubs".

Duration:00:45:47