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The official podcast of the EFL features the biggest names, best action and reaction to all things in the English Football League.

The official podcast of the EFL features the biggest names, best action and reaction to all things in the English Football League.


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The official podcast of the EFL features the biggest names, best action and reaction to all things in the English Football League.






Fulham are promoted and Harrogate join the EFL

It's another packed show this week as we bid farewell to the longest EFL season of all time. In this episode we hear from Fulham legend Bobby Zamora who gives his thoughts on his former club's excellent performance in the playoff final, and assesses their chances in the Premier League. Also taking a look back at Fulham's win is our man Jobi McAnuff who squeezes in a chat with Ben between a double header of training sessions with Leyton Orient. Finally we welcome Harrogate to the EFL after...


Playoff Final Preview

As the most dramatic Championship season in memory comes to a close Ben is joined by a stellar line up to look ahead to the playoff final between Brentford and Fulham. Joining Ben on the pod are legends from both clubs in the form of Louis Saha and Lloyd Owusu. One of the main reasons for Brentford's success has been the goals scored by Ollie Watkins, but he wasn't always such a confident striker. Ben hears from his former boss at Exeter City, Paul Tisdale, who tells Ben how a simple bit...


The Most Dramatic End To A Championship Season Ever

Caught your breath yet? That was the most incredible final round of Championship matches there has ever been. Joining Ben to attempt to make sense of it all is Jobi McAnuff. It doesn't stop there, as Ben and Jobi also look ahead to the playoff semi-finals which are only a matter of days away. Leeds United were unaffected by the drama at both ends of the table and confirmed their status as champions with a 4-0 thumping of Charlton, who are relegated to League Two. Joining Ben to look back at...


Wycombe are promoted to The Championship.

Wycombe Wanderers have reached the Championship for the first time in their history. In this episode we look back on their big day out at Wembley and hear from chairman Rob Couhig and one of their most famous fans, Bill Turnbull. Both of those men will have a close eye on the Championship over the next few weeks to find out who they are going to be playing next season. Casting his eye over the penultimate round of games in the division is Jobi McAnuff.


The L1 Play-Off Final and Dunn on taking over at Barrow

It’s another packed podcast this week as Simon Grayson looks back on the two League One Playoff Semi-Final Second Legs, and assesses what chance Oxford Utd and Wycombe Wanderers have of making it to the Championship. With relegation, the playoff spots, and automatic promotion still to be decided in the Championship, there is another round of fascinating games with huge stakes this weekend. Joining Ben Turner to preview the Championships big games is Jobi McAnuff. On top of that there’s an...


Sky Bet League One Play-Off Previews

In an absolutely packed episode we hear from all four managers involved in the League One playoffs, and we take a look back at Northampton Town's 4-0 victory over Exeter City at Wembley in the League Two playoff final. Joining Ben to look ahead to those League One playoff semi-finals are two managers with 5 League One promotions between them, Simon Grayson and Paul Heckingbottom. Finally Ben is joined by Jobi McAnuff to look at the big games coming up this weekend in the Championship,...


Neil Warnock Returns.

It’s a packed podcast this week as Jobi McAnuff looks back at those two dramatic second legs in the League Two playoff semi finals. He also looks ahead to the final and gives his opinion on which team will be securing promotion to League One. There’s also chat about the Championship’s newest, and oldest manager, one Neil Warnock, who has taken over at Middlesborough, his 18th management job. Finally, joining Ben to look at the big fixtures in the Championship this weekend is former...


The EFL is back!

After 3 months away the EFL finally returns, and what a way to return as the resumed season kicks off with Colchester United Vs Exeter City, and Northampton Town Vs Cheltenham Town in the League Two playoff semi-finals. Jobi McAnuff joins host Ben Turner to take a look at these two massive fixtures as well as the big games coming up in the Championship. We also hear from Nathan Jones as he returns as manager of Luton Town.


Robert Earnshaw: Part 3 - playing in Israel and North America, Coaching, and my proudest football moment.

In the third and final part of our fascinating chat with Robert Earnshaw, we hear about his time playing in Israel, and how he coped during rocket attacks. We also hear about his adventures in Major League Soccer, his work as a coach, and his proudest moment as a player.


Robert Earnshaw Part 2: Leaving Cardiff, Playing in the Premier League, and my time at Forest.

In part 2 of our interview with Robert Earnshaw, he talks about leaving Cardiff City, playing for Norwich, his time with Derby County during that ill-fated Premier League season, and making the move to Nottingham Forest where he was loved by the fans.


Robert Earnshaw: Growing up in Zambia, my football heroes, and the best players I've shared a pitch with.

This episode is the first part of Ben Turner's fascinating conversation with former Cardiff City, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest, and Wales striker, Robert Earnshaw. Earnshaw is known as the answer to the pub quiz question about the only player to have scored hat-tricks in every division of the EFL, the Premier League and at International level. In this episode he talks about growing up in Zambia, the death of his father, moving to Wales with his mother, his footballing heroes,...


CJ Hamilton volunteering for the NHS

Mansfield Town winger CJ Hamilton talks to Ben Turner about how he, and his teammates, are staying fit and connected during the lockdown, and what motivated him to sign up as an NHS volunteer. For more information on volunteering with the NHS, and to find out how you can help support them as they fight the Coronavirus, then visit


Simon Grayson: Having white wine with Sir Alex, promotion and that documentary

In the second part of his extended interview, Simon Grayson opens up on the stories behind that FA Cup win with League One Leeds United at Old Trafford, three more promotions and how he was portrayed in the Sunderland 'Til I die documentary.


Simon Grayson part one

The first of a two part special with former Blackpool, Leeds United, Huddersfield Town, Preston North End, Sunderland and Bradford City Manager Simon Grayson. Grayson speaks about his time growing up as a Leeds United supporter before going on to represent the club as a player. He also reveals who had the biggest influence on his managerial career how he got in to management with Blackpool and how he re-joined his boyhood team.


Paul Tisdale: “There wasn’t much thinking going on, it was a bizarre week.”

In Part 2 of our interview with Paul Tisdale, he talks about his time at Exeter City, where he was the longest serving manager in the EFL, and why he left them for the MK Dons. As Paul puts it “there wasn’t much thinking going on, it was a bizarre week.” He also talks about what he considers his greatest achievement and what's next in terms of his career. If you enjoyed this then listen to Part 1 which we released last week.


The Championship Title Race Is On.

In this week's preview show Ben Turner and Jobi McAnuff look ahead to two big games at the top of the championship, starting with Friday night's fixture where Fulham could close the gap on the top two. Their opponents Brentford, however, will have eyes on closing the gap between them and their hosts to just one point. Meanwhile there's a fascinating West Midlands derby in store as West Brom take on Birmingham City. With it being the day's early kick off, West Brom could put themselves back...


Paul Tisdale: My playing days, my style and my philosophy.

In part 1 of this in-depth interview, Ben Turner meets former Team Bath, Exeter City and MK Dons manager Paul Tisdale, who has been dubbed the most stylish man in football. Paul talks about his days as a player, the beginning of his management career at Team Bath, his philosophy, and why being stylish on the touchline is so important to him.


Big match previews, Man City's Carabao Cup Final Hero, and a little bit of Noel Gallagher.

Ben Turner returns with the EFL Preview show where he's joined by Jobi McAnuff and Joe Thompson. As well as looking ahead to the big games across The Championship and Leagues 1 and 2, Ben also reports back from the Carabao Cup Final where we hear from Manchester City goalscorer Rodri, and perhaps their most famous fan Noel Gallagher.


Martin Tyler, Raheem Sterling, Trezeguet and more preview the Carabao Cup Final.

This week we look ahead to The Carabao Cup Final between Aston Villa and Manchester City. Joining Ben to preview the game is one of football's most iconic voices, Martin Tyler who will of course be commentating on the match. Ben also spoke to several players hoping to be involved in the final, City duo Raheem Sterling and Riyad Mahrez, and Aston Villa's Trezeguet and Frédéric Guilbert. As well as all that, Ben speaks with a fan of each team who will be sat with each other at Sunday's...


The Championship relegation battle is on.

Former Leeds United and Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom, joins Ben Turner to look at the big games in the Championship this weekend, where the relegation battle is starting to heat up. Luton could make it three wins on the bounce and Barnsley are coming off the back of their surprise thrashing of Fulham, but does either team have enough in them to save their Sky Bet Championship status? Ben and Paul preview Barnsley vs Middlesbrough, Charlton vs Luton, and Brentford vs Blackburn. For a...