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Every week, the official podcast of the EFL, presented by Mark Clemmit, features the biggest names, best action and reaction to all things in the English Football League.

Every week, the official podcast of the EFL, presented by Mark Clemmit, features the biggest names, best action and reaction to all things in the English Football League.


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Every week, the official podcast of the EFL, presented by Mark Clemmit, features the biggest names, best action and reaction to all things in the English Football League.






26: Appleton and Hendo. The city of Salford is the common link and they’re both clearly ‘Appy Chappies!’

Two brilliantly candid interviews this week which Mark Clemmit does so well. First up, Lincoln City’s Michael Appleton on the learning journey at Sincil Bank and his side’s continuing push for promotion. Then a man who’s scoring goals for fun, a stone’s throw away from where Appleton grew up. Last summer, Ian Henderson made the short move from Rochdale where he’d become a club legend, to aspirational Salford City to take part in their footballing journey. It seems to be an inspired move so...


25: Mighty Millers, Tricky Trotters and a seemingly ageless Cameron Jerome!

At the risk of overdelivering, this week Mark Clemmit gives you not one, not two, but 3 cracking interviews, to prove once again that this is the best EFL Podcast by a country mile! Rotherham manager Paul Warne, gives us a brilliantly candid insight into the 24/7 pressure of football management, 34 year old Cameron Jerome is still scoring week in, week out for old mate Russell Martin’s MK Dons, and Bolton’s Eoin Doyle gives some of the best, funniest and honest answers ever heard in a...


24: PNE, LGBT and OUFC!

It’s a busy one this week as Mark Clemmit welcomes Preston North End’s veteran midfielder Paul Gallagher in for a brew and a blather. England’s only openly gay professional match official Ryan Atkin, talks about the challenge ahead to try and eradicate discrimination of any type from our national game, as we celebrate LGBT+ History Month, and last but not least it’s Oxford United’s charismatic gaffer Karl Robinson. Robbo and Clem chat about everything from mental health and hair loss, to...


23: Show and Artell

Watford’s Ben Foster is an effervescent burst of energy, as he tells Mark Clemmit all about his YouTube show which has now amassed more than 400,000 followers in just a few months. Clem also sits down with Crewe Alexandra manager David Artell. The forensic scientist is known for his passionate displays on the touchline, but one on one in the studio he’s a very calm, considered and fascinating man, and it’s another brilliant interview on the official EFL podcast.


22: Murray, Mullin and Moore’s the merrier on the official EFL podcast.

Another big episode this week, as Mark Clemmit delivers 3 big hitters for your podcasting pleasure. At 37 years old and having endured a frustrating time on loan at Watford recently, Glenn Murray made a transfer deadline day switch to Nottingham Forest to link up with his old Brighton boss Chris Hughton, and is relishing another new challenge in a hugely impressive career. Skybet League Two’s top scorer is Paul Mullin, who’s loving his football at Cambridge United and has nothing short of...


21: It’s all about the Benjamins!

Yes it’s a ‘Ben’ special this week, as we give you two of the finest from either end of the EFL spectrum, in the form of Gibson of Norwich City and Tozer of Cheltenham Town. What they both have on common other than their first names, is a sheer determination and strength of character to push through the tough times and emerge on the other side, in a much better place both mentally and physically. Ben Gibson is currently flying high with Norwich City after a difficult couple of years frozen...


20: The Hugs Don’t Work!

Mark Clemmit is blessed with an all-star list of guests to discuss the big stories in the EFL this week. Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray reflects on nearly 4 years in charge at Ewood Park, Ipswich Town’s Stephen Ward has a no nonsense approach to goal celebrations and the no hugs protocol, and Nigel Clough explains Mansfield Town’s impressive form and the importance of having his dog ‘Bobbie’ as part of his backroom staff!


19: Tears of joy for Crawley’s Nick Tsaroulla, Reading’s Michael Morrison on their rollercoaster season, and a first interview for the EFL’s new chief executive Trevor Birch.

It’s a packed show this week, as Mark Clemmit catches up with Reading’s Michael Morrison on what has been a topsy turvy season so far. New EFL chief executive Trevor Birch talks about the rigorous measures being employed by all 72 EFL clubs to try and stop the spread of covid 19 and in happier news, what a week for Crawley Town’s Nick Tsaroulla! A near-fatal car accident in 2017 turned his life upside down and made it unlikely he’d ever play football again. However, he fought through the...


18: Highs and Lowe

First one of the new year and Mark Clemmit sits down to enjoy the company of Swansea City’s in form striker Jamal Lowe, who’s story is an inspirational one. He was working as a PE teacher and playing non league football only a few years ago, but had unfinished business with the professional game and wanted to give it a shot. His decision has certainly paid off as he’s scoring for fun for the high flying swans and justifying the self belief he always had. Clem is also joined by his old mate...


17: The best of the guests so far this season.

As we look ahead to a new year that we hope will be a little less challenging, Mark Clemmit takes a chance to listen back to some of the best interviews from the past 4 months as we approach the half way point in the season. We’re talking about the likes of Neil Warnock, Harry Kewell, Mark Crossley, Luther Blissett, Gareth Ainsworth and Chris Kamara to name just some of the highlights of the year 2020 on the official EFL podcast. So, sit back and enjoy 48 minutes of potentially award winning...


16: Christmas with The Cowleys!

There’s not many people who are more fanatical and knowledgeable about all 3 divisions of the EFL, than former Lincoln City and Huddersfield Town management team Danny and Nicky Cowley. Throw Clem into the mix to direct proceedings and you’ve got your 3 wise men, giving their expert opinion on this week’s latest news, the Boxing day fixture list and what they’re each hoping Father Christmas will bring them!


15: ‘Team Talk’ - The EFL’s new initiative to tackle men’s mental health

Launched today and in conjunction with the EFL’s charity partner MIND, ‘Team Talk’ aims to tackle the negative effects that isolation and loneliness are having on our mental health during lockdown, and one man who knows all about that is Aston Villa legend Lee Hendrie who talks exclusively about his own personal struggles. Michael O’Neill sits down with Clem to talk about the restructuring and progress he’s made at Stoke in the last 12 months, and Leyton Orient’s Jobi McAnuff is here to give...


14: Oh Come All Ye Faithful…Kammy’s got a new album out!

Tis the season to be jolly careful, but not when it comes to music because Kammy’s got a new Christmas album out, and he’s here to give his Boro buddy Mark Clemmit a sneak preview! In fact, vocal talent and festive crackers set the theme for this week’s episode, as the official EFL podcast welcomes not just one, but two great singers into its sound proofed grotto, as Clem is also joined by a well-known and long serving manager of Accrington Stanley. For those who now think it’s funny say...


13: The welcome return of fans to football after nearly 8 months of empty terraces.

It was March the 13th when professional football was suspended amid the beginning of the Covid pandemic across the UK. The football leagues all resumed in September with games played behind closed doors, until this week when clubs on Wednesday night were allowed the return of reduced capacity crowds, provided the club’s geographical tier restrictions permitted it. Carlisle United saw 2000 fans return to Brunton Park for their midweek game against Salford, and Carlisle’s chairman Nigel...


12: Three hotshots and a wedding!

Barnsley’s in form striker Cauley Woodrow joins Clem to talk about life at Oakwell under Valerien Ismael, and how different bosses in the last couple of years have harvested different things from his natural talent. Scoring and scoring well is something Dean Ashton knows all about, and the former Crewe, Norwich, West Ham and England hitman casts his expert eye over all of this weekend’s forthcoming fixtures and the events of the past week across the EFL. Then there comes the story of Exeter...


11: Jason Tindall on his first 3 months in charge at Bournemouth and Curtis Davies opens up about a difficult week at Derby!

On the 8th August, Bournemouth’s assistant manager Jason Tindall was appointed as full time successor to Eddie Howe, and so began life in the hotseat as the man charged with the responsibility of returning the cherries to the top flight at the first attempt. He talks candidly with Clem about the progress so far, and how he’s adapting to being the man in sole charge of a club with great expectations. At the other end of the championship, Derby County sit rooted to the foot of the table...


10: It’s homecoming time for Uncle Albert, and Clem’s joined by his favourite pundit so far this season!

He’s had to wait until the twilight years of an impressive career, but last month saw former Middlesbrough, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest winger Albert Adomah, finally secure his dream move back to West London to sign for his beloved QPR! With Mark Warburton at the helm and a decent squad at Loftus Road, ‘Uncle Albert’ doesn’t see any reason why they can’t finish in the top 6, and with him as an option off the bench in the blue and white hoops, you wouldn’t bet against them. Elsewhere...


9: The week that rocked Gareth Ainsworth’s world and Plymouth Argyle are storming it for Bastille!

If Wycombe’s rock n roll gaffer Gareth Ainsworth ever writes his autobiography, he’ll easily get a chapter out of this last week alone! A prolapsed vertebrae saw him rushed to hospital in agony last Friday, while his absence from the dugout saw his wanderers record back to back wins for the first time this season, as Gareth had to watch on his iPhone from a recovery ward at the Royal Berkshire hospital! The rock n roll theme continues as Bastille drummer Chris Wood talks about watching live...


8: Luther Blissett talks about his tough journey to the top, as we celebrate black history month and continue that all important conversation.

He scored a hat trick on his full England debut at Wembley, played more than 500 games for Watford FC and is the club’s all-time greatest goal scorer, but that didn’t stop Luther Blissett regularly receiving racial abuse from the terraces as a young player in the seventies and eighties. As we celebrate black history month, Luther opens up to Mark Clemmit about how bad things were, and why it’s so important to continue the conversation about racism in football now and in the future. Wimbledon...


7: Millwall, Mental Health and The Main Debate Surrounding The Return of Fans To Football.

This week on the podcast Mark Clemmit talks to Millwall FC’s head coach Gary Rowett on life at The New Den and The Lions’ impressive form so far this season. Former Nottingham Forest legend Mark Crossley opens up about his struggles with mental health this year, and how step by step he’s gaining strength and raising awareness to help others, and Shrewsbury Town supporters liaison officer Roger Groves describes the crippling effect that empty stands are having on clubs like his, and how...