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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 262: Tony's Homecoming

9/2/2022
Phil and Tony talk about Tony's first trip back to Accrington since 2019, and the matches he has seen so far, and how the WHAM Stadium has improved both on and off the pitch, and in the pub department since his last visit. The also review recent matches against Exeter and the Papa John's Trophy against Rochdale, plus predictions for Ipswich.

Duration:00:39:42

Episode 261: David Earl (Exeter vs Accrington)

8/25/2022
Darren, Tony, and Phil talk to David Earl, from the Netflix series Afterlife, and host of the podcast My New Football Club, about Exeter City. The discuss this week's upcoming match between Accrington Stanley and Exeter, and talk to David about his podcast and his new found fandom of The Grecians.

Duration:00:37:50

Episode 260: Phil Hackney (Former Head Of Accrington Stanley Academy)

8/18/2022
Darren, Tony, and Phil talk to Phil Hackney who was head of the Accrington Stanley academy from 2006-2012, and was in charge of its founding. They talk about his time with the club, key players that he signed, and also catch up about his current gig as Assistant Manager to Bobby Grant at Radcliffe FC.

Duration:00:44:45

Episode 259: Accrington Stanley 2022-23 Season Preview

7/29/2022
Phil, Tony, and Darren discuss the upcoming 2022-23 Accrington Stanley season, including which players they expect to make the biggest impact, new signings, predictions for where the team will finish, and happenings with the supporters trust, plus the latest on the iFollow situation.

Duration:00:54:59

Episode 258: Chris Turner

7/23/2022
Darren, Tony, and Phil speak to Chris Turner, who player with Accrington Stanley from 2006-2011, and with other clubs around England including Barrow, Clitheroe, Worksop, Padiham, Barnoldswick, and others about life both during and after football.

Duration:00:51:46

Episode 257: Coley

6/17/2022
Phil and Tony talk to Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman about all things Accy including a look back at the 2021-22 season, and expectations for the upcoming 22-23 season. They talked about results and key players from last season, new signings, the academy, upcoming preseason fixtures, tactics for next season, and of course Coley's Pub, and much more!

Duration:01:00:59

Episode 256: 2022 Accrington Stanley Season Review

4/29/2022
Phil, Tony, and Darren look back at Accrington Stanley's 2021-22 season with just one match left to play. They discuss results from the season, top players, favorite matches, outlook for next season, and how long they expect John Coleman to remain at the helm.

Duration:00:45:30

Episode 255: The Royal Dyche

4/21/2022
Tony and Phil discuss the recent firing of Burnley manager Sean Dyche, and how a relegation could lead to increase attendance at Accrington, plus an in depth review of the Dyche sacking, and U.S. ownership in the Premier League.

Duration:00:40:25

Episode 254: Mitch Clark Interview

3/17/2022
Phil and Tony talk to Accrington Stanley defender Mitch Clark about his football career beginning with his youth days at Aston Villa, stops at Port Vale and Leicester City before siging with Accy this summer.

Duration:00:42:12

Episode 253: Shot Savin' Toby Savin

3/11/2022
Tony and Phil talk to Accrington Stanley goalkeeper Toby Savin about his career beginning with his youth days at Southport, Everton, and Crewe Alexandra, and the past 2 season with Accrington Stanley where he has started over 50 games, recording 16 clean sheets.

Duration:00:48:40

Episode 252: A Grand Opening

3/5/2022
Tony and Phil interview Accrington Stanley Managing Director Dave Burgess about the happenings at the club, including the recent opening of new facilities at WHAM Stadium including the new hospitality area, Coley's bar, and much more.

Duration:00:40:08

Episode 251 Part 2: Captain Of The Albion

3/2/2022
Darren, Tony, and Phil speak to Daniel Bowerbank, former commercial director of Accrinton Stanley, who is now owner of the Albion pub about life during and after his time with Stanley, and also his involvement with the resurrection of Bury FC.

Duration:00:21:28

Episode 251 Part 1: A Lesson In Geography

3/2/2022
Phil, Tony, and Darren sit down for this month's pub chat where they discuss Accrington Stanley's recent form, happenings around the club, and a fun quiz about where football teams in different countries are located

Duration:00:30:40

Episode 250: Vlog Or V-Log?

2/19/2022
Phil and Tony talk to Accrington Stanley vlogger Liam Atkinson about all things Stanley, including the season so far and which players have impressed, the transfer window, and more.

Duration:00:46:59

Episode 249: Doodlebug

2/17/2022
Phil and Tony talk to Accrington Stanley vlogger Steve McKelvey about his popular Youtube channel, his thoughts on the Accy season, the transfer window, and much more.

Duration:00:27:55

Episode 248: Peacemaker, Matchmaker & Painter

2/4/2022
Darren, Tony, & Phil speak to Peter Marsden, who was Accrington Stanley chairman in the early 2010's. They discuss an up and down time in the club's history that saw previously unprecedented success on the pitch, but financial difficulties off the pitch, the leaving and returning of John Coleman and Jimmy Bell, and was the bridge between the Eric Whalley, and Andy Holt eras.

Duration:00:36:14

Episode 247: The Changing Man - The Chris Grimshaw story

1/18/2022
Darren, Tony, and Phil talk to Accrington Stanley legend Chris Grimshaw, who played over 300 games, in 3 different spells with Accy during the 1980's-90's, scoring over 50 goals. He reflects on his memories of his playing days beginning at Burnley, before moving to Accy and other clubs in England, and more recently, his successful, and life changing battle off the pitch.

Duration:00:35:54

Episode 246: Ringing In The New Year

1/17/2022
Tony, Darren, and Phil kick of 2022 with a pub style chat about all things Accrington Stanley, including the conclusion to the Dion Charles saga, a look at the season thus far and outlook for the second half of the year, what might happen in the January transfer window, Darren's new project on the Peel Park era, and much more!

Duration:00:40:33

Episode 245: The Wizard Of WHAM

12/19/2021
Phil and Tony talk to Accrington Stanley Public Address Announcer Josh Adcroft about all things Accy. They discuss results from the season so far, and expectations for the 2nd half of the year. They also look at top players from the squad, what the team may be looking for in the January transfer window, Club 1968, and more.

Duration:00:40:25

Episode 244 Part 2: 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza

12/18/2021
In Part 2 of our 3rd Anniversary Celebration, Phil talks with Scott Brown, the first guest to ever appear on Across The Pitch. They catch up since the last time he was on the show, and talk about his retirement from football, and move into work in the agent industry in his post playing days.

Duration:00:18:34