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Ken Blanton and Anthony Wootton bring you news and interviews from the NFL and NFL International Series. They interview the top players and keep you updated on the CFL.

Ken Blanton and Anthony Wootton bring you news and interviews from the NFL and NFL International Series. They interview the top players and keep you updated on the CFL.
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Ken Blanton and Anthony Wootton bring you news and interviews from the NFL and NFL International Series. They interview the top players and keep you updated on the CFL.






Episode 75: Rosenthal et al

Dubs is greeted by NFL royalty! Gregg Rosenthal from NFL Media and the Around the NFL podcast comes on to chat about his London adventure next month. If that's not enough we've got former Colts center, Joe Staysniak, with an update on Andrew Luck. Plus there's Broncos training camp news with Zac Stevens from BSN Denver and Chargers latest from Matt Stanley at boltsfromtheblue.com


Episode 74: Welcome to Training Camp!

With all 32 teams now in training camp Dubs looks at two franchises with big expectations in 2018. The Cleveland Browns feature on the forthcoming series of Hard Knocks and Dubs chats to Jeff Risdon from Browns Wire. Former London Warriors CB, Tigie Sankoh, will be taking part in his first NFL training camp with Browns; Dubs catches up with him. And Evan Sowards from 49ers Hub explains why he thinks they can got 10 & 6 this season.


Episode 73: Stars Galore!

It's a bumper edition of the pod with FIVE NFL stars. Featuring in this show: Jurrell Casey, Mack Hollins, Alex Gray, Neiko Thorpe & Kyle Emanuel.


Episode 72: Gridiron Strong

It's a bumper episode! Dubs chats to Scott Allen from the Washington Post about the strength of the Redskins heading into training camp. They also breakdown the NFC East ahead of the new season. Johnny Manziel is the topic of conversation with Marshall Ferguson during the CFL chat and we hear from Aden Durde, the first British full-time coach in the NFL. He's the assistant linebackers coach for the Atlanta Falcons.


Episode 71: southern hard men

Dubs chats to Greg Auman, Buccaneers reporter form the Tampa Bay Times, about the impact Jameis Winston's suspension will have on the team. They all breakdown the NFC South ahead of training camp.


Episode 70: King of the North

Dubs chats to Kyle Barber from Baltimore Beatdown about the things the Ravens need to focus on when they return to training camp in a few weeks time. The guys also breakdown the AFC North and discuss who will finish kings of the north.


Episode 69: The Gronkowski number

It's our Rob Gronkowski episode! We invited him on but he was busy. Instead we chat about the Jags' needs ahead of training camp. Rick Ballou, sideline reporter for 1010XL in Jacksonville, joins us from Florida. Bertie Graham from Jaguars UK tells Dubs about two huge events coming up in London this summer. And there's a CFL round-up courtesy of Rod Pedersen, voice of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.


Episode 68: Luck throws & CFL begins

Our favourite ex-Colt & Bills center, Joe Staysniak, is back. He gives us an update on Andrew Luck at Colts mini camp. Also we have our CFL preview as the 2018 season kicks off! It's everything you need to know about the Canadian game.


Episode 67: Seahawks Trump Manziel

Dubs is back with more gridiron news. Des Bieler from The Washington Post talks about President Trump's decision to uninvite the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House. There's a special tribute Dwight Clark. Our feature focusing on a London-bound team continues. This week it's the Seattle Seahawks with Bob Condotta from the Seattle Times. And we chat about Johnny Manziel's return to football with Marshall Ferguson, the Hamilton Tiger Cats' radio host.


Episode 66: Ranking the Raiders

It's a Raiders special! Dubs continues his feature focusing on one of this year's London-bound teams. It's Oakland's turn and Matt Schneidman from Bay Area News brings us the latest from OTAs. Plus there's a bit of Johnny Hekker and Josh Mauro thrown in there as well.


Episode 65: The anthem controversy

The NFL's anthem policy is discussed in great depth with some of the US' leading journalists. Jerry Brewer from The Washington Post and Marcus Hayes from Philly.com provide expert opinion on this controversial subject. The Eagles feature in our offseason profile and we discuss Johnny Manziel's return to football with the Hamilton Tiger Cats radio presenter, Marshall Ferguson.


Episode 64: DeAngelo Hard Knocks The Chargers

Dubs continues his feature looking at the offseason of London-bound teams. This week it's the Chargers with Matt Stanley from boltsfromtheblue.com there's Hard Knocks chat with Jeff Risdon, editor of The Browns Wire and we hear from DeAngelo Hall on the week it was announced he's hanging up his cleats.


Episode 63: Talking Titans

It's all about the Titans in this show. Dubs talks to Titans Radio's game day host Rhett Bryan about the their offseason and they look ahead to that juicy game in London later in the year.


Episode 62: Yannick & Calais

Yannick Ngakoue & Calais Campbell star in this bumper Draft edition. Dubs caught up with the Sacksonville stars in London. Former London Warriors DB Tigie Sankoh was signed by the Cleveland Browns this week as part of the NFL Player Pathway Programme, he spoke to Dubs before heading off to Ohio. There's reaction to Shad Khan's bid to buy Wembley from Jags reporter Rick Ballou & we cover the Broncos' draft with Zac Stevens from BSN Denver.


Episode 61: With Neil Reynolds

Dubs discusses the NFL Draft with Sky Sports presenter Neil Reynolds. The pair also chat about Shahid Khan's offer to buy Wembley Stadium and what it means for NFLUK.


Episode 60: Living through The Draft

Dubs previews the NFL Draft with former Colts and Bills center Joe Staysniak. Joe tells us what it's like to go through the Draft as he recounts his experience in 1990. He also talks about his days playing in front of Jim Kelly and Jim Harbaugh. Is Brady done in New England? Patriots reporter, Kevin Duffy, brings us the latest. And we speak to Jaguars UK about a special event they've got planned for UK fans on Draft weekend.


Episode 59: Aden Durde

Our special podcast featuring former London Warriors coach, Aden Durde. We caught up with him at the NFL UK offices to talk about his new job. He's the assistant linebackers coach for the Atlanta Falcons. The full interview is right here. Also we head to Canada for the latest on Manziel's links to the CFL.


Episode 58: Winners & Contenders

The Rams continue to make headlines in the league and Dubs speaks to reporter, Rich Hammond, in LA about Les Snead's revolution. We also cross the country to chat about the reigning champions' offseason thus far with Marcus Hayes from Philly.com


Episode 57: Beckham Bonanza & Manziel Mania

Where will Odell Beckham Jnr end up in the NFL? Des Bieler from The Washington Post joins Dubs with that and all the latest news from the NFL. We also have news from the CFL, including the latest on Johnny Manziel's on/off move north of the border.


Episode 56: The Cold War

Dubs is joined by Rick Ballou, sideline reporter for 1010XL in Jacksonville, with news on the Jags' revolving door of talent. Plus we're treating you to a couple of mini documentaries; how the Cold War helped launch one of BAFA's oldest teams. And the story of Alex Jenkins's rise from the Bristol Aztecs to the New Orleans Saints, featuring Sean Payton.