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Interested in football? Are you a bit of a geek? Do you sit and commentate at the tv? Or do you just want a completely different take on the football from folk who live, breathe and actually go to it!? Come and have a listen..geek out with us.

Interested in football? Are you a bit of a geek? Do you sit and commentate at the tv? Or do you just want a completely different take on the football from folk who live, breathe and actually go to it!? Come and have a listen..geek out with us.
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United Kingdom

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Interested in football? Are you a bit of a geek? Do you sit and commentate at the tv? Or do you just want a completely different take on the football from folk who live, breathe and actually go to it!? Come and have a listen..geek out with us.

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@afcgeeks

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English

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Episodes

16: Ray Parlour 016 - Plus Michelle did not enjoy the trip to City, vegetarian options, 'getting the ball' is over, expected goals update and Hudson's choice?

1/15/2019
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This week Ray Parlour talks about switching midfield duties with Arsenal for man marking talkSPORT Breakfast host Alan Brazil! Including how he had to bed down on a balcony in Monaco! Also an update on expected goals, Wily Boly's red card, and where was the veggie option at Manchester City?? Crook tells us that Spurs won't move into their new stadium this season, and why Huddersfield might already know the identity of their new manager!

Duration:00:48:38

15: Steve Wilson 015 - The Best Excuses managers can give for losing, Sam and the GC, plus Crook and the stolen research

1/8/2019
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Match of the Day commentator Steve Wilson joins the geeks to discuss his career as a top radio and television commentator. He discusses a trip to Norway with Jody Morris, and how Michael Johnson was the subject of his best ever call! Elswehere, we discuss Jurgen Klopp's excuse for losing at Wolves, discuss Puel and Howe. Plus whilst Sam is Dancing on Ice, is Maurizio Sarri skating on thin ice? Crooks double dip, and Michelle's mate Michael Flynn all feature on this episode of the All...

Duration:00:48:05

14: Nigel Pearson 014 - Ole Ole Ole! Klopp, Pep, and why Emery needs a translator!

12/31/2018
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This week Sky Sports Darts, Speedway and talkSPORT football commentator Nigel Pearson joins the geeks to discuss Sid Waddell's impact on the sport and how he went from 'the pinkun' to the commentary booth at Ally Pally! Also Sam suggests it might be time for Unai Emery to get a translator, and what its been like watching United under Solskjaer. Crook discusses delaying Pep's press conference and Michelle is in love with a Championship manager!

Duration:00:47:17

13: Lee Dixon 013 - Jose sacked! Instagram incidents! and Claudio Ranieri's wolly hat!

12/18/2018
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This week the Geeks tell you how you should have known about Mourinho's sacking after Danny Murphy broke it on talkSPORT. Sam and Crook explain what happens next and Michelle questions why they would make the decision now. Plus why Pogba isn't the only Instagram agitator, and Lee Dixon explains what it was like working with Adrian Chiles, winning the double, and dealing with geeks like us!

Duration:00:36:50

12: Kelly Cates 012 - Plus Leroy Rosenior on how to deal with racism, Pep getting emotional and happy Klopp goes top!

12/10/2018
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This week Sky Sports and Radio Five Live journalist Kelly Cates talks about being part of the birth of Sky Sports News and fronting live Premier League football. She also discussing stepping out of her famous father's shadow and why family and football can mix. Also this week Leroy Rosenior promotes education and redemption for those accused of racism towards Raheem Sterling and how football stadia have become acceptable places to abuse people. Plus Crook on a Happy Klopp going top, and Pep...

Duration:00:49:19

11: John Motson 011 - Mark Hughes exclusive, how a breaking story happens and the virus in the Manchester United dressing room.

12/3/2018
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The legendary John Motson joins the Geeks for a discussion on how he never really retired, why Match of the Day is essential, and why innovation in the way we broadcast football isn't really necessary! Plus exclusives from the tunnels at Manchester United, Southampton, Chelsea and how Harry Potter World is more exciting this week than a round of midweek Premier League Fixtures !

Duration:00:52:41

10: Vaishali Bhardwaj 010 - Including Prayer Time, Pronunciation problems and heated jackets.

11/26/2018
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They are back! The Geeks return with exclusive stories involving Neymar, Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilcueta, Willian, and Nathan Ake. Crook get's all technical and reveals a new fad - Electric Socks. Michelle discusses the Sky Sports dress code and how she broke it and Sam explains the problems commentators face with pronunciations. The Geeks are also joined by the Evening Standard's Vaishali Bhardwaj.

Duration:00:40:20

9: Ed Chamberlin 009 - AND why VAR wasn't ready, Chalobah's run for the bus and Hodgson's got no choice.

11/12/2018
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Former Monday Night Football host and current face of ITV Racing Ed Chamberlin talks about jilting Carragher and Neville for his new stable, Southampton's struggles and how to making Racing accessible to all. Crook reveals how Watford nearly left Nathaniel Chalobah behind at St Marys, Michelle tells us how waiting so long for a Championship manager caused her a doggy dilemma and Sam is not a fan of Selhurst Park...not sure Roy Hodgson is either!!

Duration:00:39:35

8: John Murray 008 - why the big six want out, Klopp doesn't think like us, and tea with naked footballers in hotel rooms.

11/5/2018
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BBC Radio Football Correspondent John Murray talks us throw his transition from farm hand to football commentator in his familiar soothing tones. Sam reveals a conversation with Jurgen Klopp that might surprise you, and how Tony Mowbray made a faux pas when trying to impress Pep Guardiola. Alex Crook explains why the idea of a breakaway European Super League could happen and why the idea isn't that bad, and Michelle Owen is confused by a ram walking around a football ground. All on this...

Duration:00:44:11

7: Leicester City & Jim White 007 - When back page reporters become front page reporters

10/30/2018
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A podcast in two halves this week for understandable reasons. The first part of our podcast takes us to Leicester to talk to a reporter who had to change tact from his usual musings on goals and gaffes to a major tragedy unfolding in front of his eyes. We then move on to the way post match interviews are recorded before ultimately discussing our guest geek. We recorded our Jim White interview before the events of the 27th October at the King Power Stadium.

Duration:00:44:38

6: Darren Fletcher 006 - Plus Managers stalking social media, Klopp's interview fail, and Pogba loses out to Winton

10/23/2018
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This week the Geeks are joined by BT Sport and Five Live commentator Darren Fletcher in a brilliant interview. He explains how he went from putting up ceilings to becoming one of the country's best. Also this week Michelle discusses being watched by a manager on instagram, Crook talks about his big exclusive being lost because someone died, and Sam explains why Expected Goals or XGs are very very important!

Duration:00:46:22

5: Danny Mills 005 - Steve, 'Cooking up a Storm', holding on to stories, different types of prep, and why Danny is really happy inside.

10/18/2018
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Danny Mills might not look like he is enjoying himself most of the time, but he is. He certainly enjoys being a football pundit, and not sitting on the fence! He certainly doesn't in our interview as he talks massive egos, a boss he wasn't fond of, and travelling with difficult people. Also, Crook tells us his anxiety about holding on to a huge exclusive in order to release at just the right moment, Sam updates us on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Michelle is pretty concerned about parking at...

Duration:00:42:48

4: Danny Higginbotham 004 - What Jose Mourinho was told by his MD in the tunnel, Michelle's secret tattoo, Redknapp expels Crook and protecting 'sources'.

10/9/2018
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Danny Higginbotham joins the regular geeks to explain his transition from dressing room to commentary box and how Gordon Strachan once almost took out a goalkeeping coach with a tea cup. Sam tells us what Jose Mourinho was told by his MD in the tunnel at Old Trafford about continuing in his job, Michelle tell's about a menacing message from a manager and a secret tattoo, Harry Redknapp expels Crook and we explain the reasons behind anonymous 'sources'.

Duration:00:42:44

3: Ian Darke 003 - Go Go USA! How to be impartial, Mourinho snub, 3 great goals one great week.

10/2/2018
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This week the Geeks talk to legendary Boxing and Football commentator Ian Darke from BT, ESPN and formerly of Sky discussing his wide ranging career including going from Boxing to Football and back again, what do you say when Mike Tyson bites someone's ear off and how he became a national hero in the United States. Michelle talks us through her first meeting with another of the Geeks, Sam has a problem with a translator, and Crook explains why English football is being ruined by it's...

Duration:00:49:38

2: Jon Champion 002 - Pogba, Poch vs Mourinho, Michelle's rant

9/24/2018
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In the first 'proper' episode BT/ESPN & ITV commentator Jon Champion reveals how he first got offered a a way into football broadcasting whilst regaling his batting expertise in a cricket club bar, how good he is at the computer game he lent his voice to for years and much more in a in depth interview. Crook explains why Paul Pogba's appearance in the mixed zone is unnecessary, and argues Pochettino is better than Mourinho. Meanwhile Sam looks ahead to Liverpool vs Chelsea 1 and 2, Michelle...

Duration:01:00:32

1: The Teaser 000

9/19/2018
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This is coming soon.....

Duration:00:02:39

1: The Pilot 001 - Food vouchers, shirt numbers and Michelle Owen's origin story.

9/19/2018
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New ground broken. Sam Matterface, Michelle Owen, and Alex Crook geek out together for the first time in the new podcast designed for the real geeks of the football world. Stat or Spin get's it first airing, Crook hunts down Cristiano Ronaldo for a World Exclusive, Sam explains why England aren't as bad as people are making out and Michelle's dog interupts her fascinating backstory. Did you know she used to play in the Women's Premier League??

Duration:00:40:51