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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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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.








33: Manchester City 033 - Plus what Eden Hazard told Sam, and why Crook should

This week we take you into the tunnel for City's post match title celebrations and to the Chelsea End of season awards. Also a look back at the season in numbers, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's number one fan and what happened when Crook tried to book a hotel room for the FWA Player of the Year dinner!


32: Clive Tyldesley 032 - plus has Ralph got a man crush on a geek? Clumsy language means Bryan is Gunning for someone, and MICHELLE IS BACK!

Michelle is back to help guide us through an episode that contains strong language from the start. There's a feature length chat with ITV and newly NBC commentator Clive Tyldesley, in which he discusses the disasters of Heysel and Hillsborough, the resignation of Ron Atkinson plus his work with Kick it Out. Also this week, the usually numbers and tales from the tunnels including a possible geeks exclusive about the Southampton boss and who he might be modelling his new look on!


31: Mark Saggers 031 - Plus Leeds didn't do anything wrong, Chris Hughton has to change and how commentating on boring football is very tricky!

This week Mark Saggers takes us through his rich broadcasting history from Sky and BBC Radio to talkSPORT talking about his colleagues that have made the art of sports commentary what it is. He discusses Lynam, Coleman, Motson and Alan Green as he takes us down memory lane. He also reveals how he prepares for those big moments he hosts like no other. Also this week Sam and Alex discuss the controversy at Leeds, the manager who you'd most like to have a beer with and the worst record signing...


30: Rebecca Lowe 030 - plus Manchester Derby, why Rafa benitez doesn't shake hands, and how Ole's wheels weren't the only ones to come off.

This week Sam and Alex are joined by NBC Sportscaster and Crystal Palace fan Rebecca Lowe. Rebecca, who hails from Ealing, was the face of ESPN, Setanta and at one time a winner of a talent contest to be a BBC Football reporter. In a funny and enlightening interview she charts her progress from stalking Peter Crouch's mates at the bus stop to working on the biggest terrestial channel in the United States of America. Also this week, Crook reacts to the Manchester Derby, Sam reveals which...


29: Ray Stubbs 029 - Plus Pep gets prickly with 'specialists', Hughton gags his troops and 'Assenhuttl kissing!

This week the Geeks are joined by former Grandstand, Football Focus, Match of the Day, ESPN and BT man Ray Stubbs to talk Lynam, Rider and no regrets! Also drinking Noel Gallagher under the table!! Plus Pep doesn't like criticism very much, Ole Gunnar gets caught out by an old team mate and Chris Hughton is furious....yes the nicest man in football really does get angry occasionally!


28: Henry Winter 028 - Plus the plight of Coventry City

On this weeks episode the Geeks are joined by the Times Chief Football Writer Henry Winter who discusses how technology has completely changed the face of sports journalism, the evolution of the England team media strategy and why he would never take on his brother at Trivial Pursuit. It is a fascinating interview and a must for any young journalist. Also this week, Alex Crook goes to Coventry to find out why the local newspaper was banned for 2 years and to investigate if rumours that they...


27: James Cooper & Ian Danter 027 - plus why Chelsea's problems come down to presentation and two bouts of cringey commentary!

This week James Cooper from Sky Sports News tells Sam and Alex what life in Manchester is like without Jose Mourinho and why he thinks the Special One didn't succeed. Sam explains the issues with Marko Arnautovic's future and why Chelsea have a presentation problem with their current gaffer. Tales for the tunnel include getting a scoop from Ralph....because everyone else forgot and the commentating on the second biggest game in Europe this weekend - starring two third tier teams!!! PS Get...


26: Best Of 026 - The Greatest Hits of the Pod Volume 1

From Jon Champion to Kelly Cates, to Darren Fletcher via John Murray, these are just a sample of the interviews we have conducted on the AFC Geeks Podcast. This compendium of some of our favourites brings you a flavour of they type of things we get up to every week. You can go back at anytime and listen to the interviews in full and remember we have another episode coming your way next week!


25: Guy Mowbray 025 - Plus Klopp makes a funny, unbelievable Scott Parker tale, Michelle meets Sol Campbell - ish and why local is still vital!

This week on the latest edition of the All Football Commentators Are Geeks podcast with Michelle Owen from Sky Sports News and Soccer Saturday , Sam Matterface from talkSPORT and ITV and Alex Crook from talkSPORT Match of the Day commentator Guy Mowbray talks about how he went from working in a brewery calling in the bailiffs, to commentating on the biggest game in the World…... Plus what Scott Parker said after the mics went down, how Jurgen Klopp made his own self deprecating weather joke,...


24: Jules Warren 024 - Plus Pochettino's confession, Pep's fed up with twitter and Nemanja Matic's latest screamer!

This week on the AFC Geeks podcasts, Michelle sits down with Julian Warren as they discuss filling in for Jeff Stelling on Soccer Saturday, Sam and Pep have an awkward conversation....again!!! Crook is heading to Cheltenham and why it felt like he was studying for exams. Plus the future of local coverage of your club, the former BBC radio Manchester commentator Ian Cheeseman give his assessment on an ever evolving medium.


23: Jim Proudfoot 023 - Plus Michelle trolls Jeff Stelling!! Crook falls for Pep and Sam in the tunnel with Poch after the NLD!

This week with Sky Sports (ex ??) reporter Michelle Owen, talkSPORT and ITV's Sam Matterface and newspaper journo Alex Crook... How Poch had lost his rag, Pierre's penalty should've been retaken, Crook plays musical chairs with Ralph Hassenhuttl and the geeks are joined by their talkSPORT colleague Jim Proudfoot, who shares his own story of England World Cup woe. Plus in his own words "how I fell in love with Pep Guardiola after out first post-match encounter." Crook goes all starry eyed...


22: David Prutton 022 - Sarri state of affairs, Kepa calm and carry on, Puel penalised for personality problems and Saido's fine.

the brand new edition of the All Football Commentators Are Geeks podcast is out now with Michelle Owen from Sky Sports, Sam Matterface from talkSPORT and ITV and Alex Crook from talkSPORT and national newspapers. This week former Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Southampton midfielder David Prutton reveals how made the leap from player to pundit to the main presenter of Sky’s EFL coverage . Crook tells us why Claude Puel’s Leicester sacking vindicates his controversial comment piece at the very...


21: Matt Smith 021 - Sorry Sarri Stats, OGS masterclass and the rickety gantry at Exeter

On this week's podcast we welcome Italian speaking Matt Smith, the BT Sport anchorman who has worked presenting Cricket, Snooker, Football, Darts, and Cycling plus loads more besides. Sam has a headache, and Sarri's subs don't solve it. Michelle almost gets a headache as she crawls into the Exeter City commentary position and why did Frank Lampard make Crook angry at Brighton??


20: Arlo White 020 - NBC's main man, plus Patrick Davison on Super Sunday interviews.

This week Arlo White, NBC's lead football commentator talks about describing the beautiful game for an emerging American audience! Plus Sky Sports inquisitor Patrick Davison on grilling Maurizio Sarri in the aftermath of Chelsea's defeat to Manchester City. Also where does the phrase hat trick come from? Where did Michelle find Graham Potter's Dad? And why did Crook tell Sir Alex how to spell his own name??? Its all on this weeks bumper edition of All Football Commentators are Geeks!


19: Jacqui Oatley 019 - plus the Cat Commentator! The lock out, the emotion at Cardiff and how whisky can change your life!

Crook is sunbathing but Jacqui Oatley and John Acres steal the show with great stories including the Cat Commentary from John that went viral! Michelle reveals what happened when she stood out side the Chelsea dressing room for an hour in the aftermath of the thrashing at Bournemouth. Jacqui talks about switching intellectual property for football commentary and wishing that her Match of the Day first didn't attract the level of attention it did. Plus Michelle phones in sick after freezing...


18: Dan Walker 018 - Plus Marco Silva's stats, abuse on line and in the stadium, commentating with Alan Brazil and preparing for Deadline Day

This week Dan Walker comes straight off the air with Football Focus and speaks to the AFC Geeks crew at Fratton Park about his journey to Breakfast TV sofa via local radio, Match of the Day and few stops in between. Sam reveals the startling statistic that underpins the view that Marco Silva has serious work to do at Everton, Michelle outlines how a deadline day story can go wrong and Crook reminds us of a co commentator who rubbished his own team mate during a massive derby game! Plus...


17: Paul Parker 017 - Plus questions you press offciers don't want you to ask, managers who don't mince their words, and Sam's top three co commentators!

This week Premier League winner Paul Parker discusses his former Manchester United team mates who have broken into the media, a cracking story about Gary Lineker and his surprise about Paul Scholes outspoken analysis. Also Sam reveals what happened when he tried to ask about Mesut Ozil's startling stats, Sarri's rant, Crook's persistence with Pellegrini, and Michelle on the effect on Cardiff after the disappearance of Emiliano Sala.


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?

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!


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

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...


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

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!