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    Total Saints Podcast - sponsored by www.happyhottubs.co.uk - dusts itself off and returns for a brand new season, with the first Episode (39) of the 2018-19 campaign.

    Ben Stanfield​ (host) is joined by long-term sidekick Adam Leitch​ (Chief Sports Writer, Daily Echo​) and new panel member Steve Grant​ (Owner of SaintsWeb​), to look at all things Saints!

    You can listen to the Podcast (new or previous Episodes) here:

    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2M37YoW

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    iTunes: https://apple.co/2OuQJys

    The season hasn't officially kicked off yet, so instead discussion in Ep. 39 covers the pre-season trips to China and France, transfer window dealings so far (ins/outs) and also what Saints may (or may not!) do before it shuts on the 9th August.

    After riding every inch of the Premier League​ survival rollercoaster last season, hopes are that this year will be a little more uneventful! But this is Saints, and we all know they rarely do uneventful....

    Thanks and look forward to hopefully keeping you all entertained again this season!

    Cheers
    Ben

    Twitter: @totalsaintspod
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    Nice to have the Podcast back, Ben.

    I'll put it in when the Mrs is watching Love Island later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Nice to have the Podcast back, Ben.

    I'll put it in when the Mrs is watching Love Island later.
    Thanks SuperSAINT! Hope you're well.

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    Excellent news as I have been looking forward to its return.

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    Really enjoyed listening to that! Glad it's back

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalSaintsPod View Post
    Thanks SuperSAINT! Hope you're well.
    Yes mate. All good.

    Excellent listen & glad you're back. I'd have been happy with 45 mins more transfer chat

    Steve's a good addition to the gang. Will you be getting extra guests through the season? Always thought Adam Blackmore would be a good one to get.

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    Any chance of having Les on as a special guest?

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    NO.. My last post for the day, over and out. :-)

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    Great pod.

    Interesting that Adam, who is usually less reactionary than fans are, feels we haven't really added enough quality to improve the first XI (yet) as much as is needed.

    Also that he pretty much expected Les Reed to go over the summer.

    Great listen as always.

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    So grateful that I now know what to think!... seriously, just kidding. I enjoyed that muchly!

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    Maybe it's a generation thing, but I still don't get podcasts, it's like listening to the table next to you in a pub enjoying a chat!? Hey ho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    Maybe it's a generation thing, but I still don't get podcasts, it's like listening to the table next to you in a pub enjoying a chat!? Hey ho.
    Nor me. It’s like blogs. People who think they are a bit better than everyone else giving their opinion which they think is so important everyone else wants to hear it.

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    Podcasts are great for commutes. Beats the crap normally found on the radio (not to mention the bloody adverts).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    Nor me. It’s like blogs. People who think they are a bit better than everyone else giving their opinion which they think is so important everyone else wants to hear it.
    Awww sweetheart. Nobody invited you onto their podcast yet?

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    Depends who's doing the podcast, if they're well informed and the presenters make a decent point they can be interesting. Not sure I get the point of blogs though, why not just post your thoughts on a forum?

    What I really find odd are these matchday Vlogs. The ones taken on the backwards facing camera during the match, so you just get 10 minutes looking at someone's nostril hair whilst they give a vague description of the corner they've just won. Can't imagine how irritating it must be to stand next to someone like that during a game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    Nor me. It’s like blogs. People who think they are a bit better than everyone else giving their opinion which they think is so important everyone else wants to hear it.
    I can only speak for myself/our Podcast, but its definitely not about believing my/our opinion is 'important' for everyone to hear at all.

    Its simply about being a beloved Saints fan of 30+ years, who enjoys talking about/promoting our Club/City (with a couple of good mates!) for people around the World to listen to if they wish. It takes a lot of time to record/edit/produce/upload, and I think many do enjoy it.

    But ultimately listening to any Podcast(s) isn't compulsory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    Maybe it's a generation thing, but I still don't get podcasts, it's like listening to the table next to you in a pub enjoying a chat!? Hey ho.
    I prefer listening to the wireless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman View Post
    Maybe it's a generation thing, but I still don't get podcasts, it's like listening to the table next to you in a pub enjoying a chat!? Hey ho.
    I wish someone would make a podcast out of just reading saintsweb threads. Uplifting an joyous listening.

    I listen to a few football podcasts but generally better for Adam and Joe, Richard Herring etc. Even Frank Skinner is very funny and is just conversation but with witty people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish View Post
    Nor me. It’s like blogs. People who think they are a bit better than everyone else giving their opinion which they think is so important everyone else wants to hear it.
    That could just as well apply to people who comment on website forums.

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    Being a Saints fanatic for 65 years and counting I listen to almost anything Saints related.

    My first game was home to Rotherham for my 6th birthday which we lost

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    I agree with Adam that we have not bought in enough proven quality.

    Enjoyed the blog

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalSaintsPod View Post

    Its simply about being a beloved Saints fan
    Some would say you just won Turkish's argument for him

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    Love the pod as always, lets hope Adam has a bit more quality to watch on his travels this season!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Depends who's doing the podcast, if they're well informed and the presenters make a decent point they can be interesting. Not sure I get the point of blogs though, why not just post your thoughts on a forum?

    What I really find odd are these matchday Vlogs. The ones taken on the backwards facing camera during the match, so you just get 10 minutes looking at someone's nostril hair whilst they give a vague description of the corner they've just won. Can't imagine how irritating it must be to stand next to someone like that during a game.
    Listening to podcast while driving:


    Reading forum while driving:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Munster View Post
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    Not sure what your point is, I don't take issue with podcasts. It's blogs and vlogs I don't really get.

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    We'll see how the <45 minutes plan goes - bearing in mind we failed at the first attempt! But hopefully that'll mean its a little snappier/convenient for anyone wishing to listen.

    Adam B has always shown an openness to coming on the Podcast, but we've never quite managed to firm up a time/date with him (mainly due to his hectic schedule with Solent).

    There aren't any immediate plans to hassle him for an appearance, but if the opportunity naturally presents itself, then we'd definitely look to make it happen, yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasoneuelllfanclub View Post
    Any chance of having Les on as a special guest?

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    We asked (directly) last year and were meet by a wall of silence. Not sure anyone has seen him since....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalSaintsPod View Post
    We'll see how the <45 minutes plan goes - bearing in mind we failed at the first attempt! But hopefully that'll mean its a little snappier/convenient for anyone wishing to listen.

    Adam B has always shown an openness to coming on the Podcast, but we've never quite managed to firm up a time/date with him (mainly due to his hectic schedule with Solent).

    There aren't any immediate plans to hassle him for an appearance, but if the opportunity naturally presents itself, then we'd definitely look to make it happen, yes.
    I was confused when I got to work before it finished (it normally takes me an hour) I thought I'd made record time!

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    Evening All,

    The Total Saints Podcast team - Ben, Adam and Steve - resume Saints-related discussion in Episode 40 (for those who wish to listen to it)

    With pre-season now completed, after a win against Celta de Vigo and a disappointing 3-0 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach, its full steam ahead towards Burnley next weekend, and the opening day Premier League fixture.

    We reflect on Saints' overall preseason campaign, calling out some of the individuals who've impressed, as well as preview the St. Mary's visit of the Clarets.

    Sandwiched in the middle, listeners answer our "if you had one wish for Saints this season, what would it be?" question. There's a range of hopes on that, including the panel's themselves. But will any come true? Who knows!

    You can find Episode 40 of the Podcast here:

    iTunes: https://apple.co/2OuQJys

    acast: https://bit.ly/2qCeo8a

    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2Of4xMs

    Total Saints Podcast is a dedicated weekly podcast, going to the heart of all things Saints.

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    Its another action packed Podcast this week, in Episode 41 of Total Saints Podcast

    Steve, Adam and myself chat about pyrotechnics, a fairly drab 0-0 draw for Saints in their Premier League opener against Burnley, the end of the transfer window (keeping Adam on his toes, as Danny Ings signed very late in the day!) and also preview the tough looking away trip to Marco Silva's Everton next weekend.

    The Podcast is free to listen to, via any of the following sites:


    acast: https://www.acast.com/totalsaintspod

    iTunes: https://apple.co/2xfUrWq

    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2MfuxLm


    Thanks
    Ben

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    Its another content-packed edition of TSP this week - Episode 42.

    Few things in life are guaranteed - but Saints failing to pick up 3 points at Goodison Park feels like one of them! And so it proved again in this past weekend, as Everton came out 2-1 winners.

    Steve, Adam and Ben discuss the performance against The Toffees, and also look ahead to the next encounter for Saints, at home to Claude Puel's Leicester City.

    In between, the guys reflect on the St. Mary's Fans Forum last week - including the performance of both Ralph Krueger (Chairman) and Les Reed (Vice-Chairman of Football).

    What exactly did they make of Thursday's face-to-face with the fans? Well, you'll have to listen to find out.....


    acast: https://bit.ly/2OOww6c

    iTunes: https://apple.co/2OuQJys

    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2N1mZYM


    Thanks, as always, to those who enjoy listening to our Podcast. Your feedback/comments are always welcome - as we continue to try and make the Pod as entertaining for you as possible.

    Twitter: @totalsaintspod
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    Great listen as always. Thanks for keeping me entertained whilst at the hospital!

    Particularly enjoyed Adam talking about the forum & his view on Ralph crumbling & Gao's ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    Great listen as always. Thanks for keeping me entertained whilst at the hospital!

    Particularly enjoyed Adam talking about the forum & his view on Ralph crumbling & Gao's ownership.
    Thanks SuperSAINT. Thought Adam's views were very honest/respectful.

    Hope (in light of hospital comment) all is OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalSaintsPod View Post
    Thanks SuperSAINT. Thought Adam's views were very honest/respectful.

    Hope (in light of hospital comment) all is OK.

    B
    All is well, Ben. Thanks.

    Yeah, I thought the Ralph comments were insightful from Adam as he's seen him at close quarters before. I pretty much agree with him on Gao as well. Ralph literally covers the same bases every time when talking about the new ownership.

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    Thanks to all who make the effort to do a saints pod, but I think you guys have the best one - well done and thank you.

    Steve G and Adam L are overqualified to talk about Saints, so that is a great base to start from.

    Nitpicking but not a fan of the bastardised OWTSGMI!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSAINT View Post
    All is well, Ben. Thanks.

    Yeah, I thought the Ralph comments were insightful from Adam as he's seen him at close quarters before. I pretty much agree with him on Gao as well. Ralph literally covers the same bases every time when talking about the new ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doggface View Post
    Thanks to all who make the effort to do a saints pod, but I think you guys have the best one - well done and thank you.

    Steve G and Adam L are overqualified to talk about Saints, so that is a great base to start from.

    Nitpicking but not a fan of the bastardised OWTSGMI!
    Thanks doggface. Glad you enjoy the Pod! Hopefully the music is the least important part anyway

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    This week's Podcast - Episode 43 - is now available to listen to (should you wish)

    Like many from last season, we talk about Saints throwing away points, via a last minute goal, in a game they largely controlled (at least for the first 55 minutes anyway!). Sigh.

    Adam Leitch, Steve Grant and Ben Stanfield talk about the disappointing 2-1 defeat to Leicester, and preview both the Brighton and Crystal Palace fixtures this coming week.

    On a lighter note, thankfully, Ben also catches up with former Saints' Senior Strength & Conditioning Coach, Nick Harvey, to reminisce about more enjoyable times. The days of Nigel Adkins, Rickie Lambert, Wembley visits, promotions and the advancement of fitness technology/methods for elite sportsman/sportswoman. Nick also answers an interesting question, on sporting endurance/cramps, from one of our listeners.


    You can listen to the Podcast via any of these sites:

    acast: https://bit.ly/2obMonT

    iTunes: https://apple.co/2OuQJys

    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2BQZkJt

    PlayerFM: https://bit.ly/2whxnFp

    We’re also available on Google Podcasts, via the Google Play Store!


    Another important week ahead of Saints now. Really hoping the next Podcast will give us something different to 'sing about'....

    Thanks, as always, to those of you on SWF who take the time to listen.

    Cheers
    B

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    A win - an actual Premier League win!

    Yes, Episode 44 of Total Saints Podcast was out last evening, with Adam, Ben and Steve having a rare 3 points too, if we're absolutely honest, complete wallow about! (Note: Steve, as expected, refuses to get more carried away than he needs too! )

    In the Podcast we talk about all the ins and outs from the match at Crystal Palace, and also reflect on Alex McCarthy's call-up to the England squad.

    Ben also can't let Quincy Promes' move to Sevilla pass without asking Adam whether Saints really were keen on him and/or whether it was just a smokescreen for a frankly dreadful January transfer window!

    Lastly, the Episode includes a TSP Fantasy Premier League update - which hopefully a few of you are partaking in.

    You can find the Podcast via your favourite Pod provider, including:

    acast: https://bit.ly/2LYM7ho

    iTunes: https://apple.co/2OuQJys

    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2wHHWBO


    Can Saints now push on from here, or do the guys think the International Break has come at just the wrong time? You'll have to listen (if you wish too) to find out!

    Thanks
    Ben

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    Thanks. Keep up the good work. Are you planning to record an episode from a happy hot tub anytime soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shurlock View Post
    Thanks. Keep up the good work. Are you planning to record an episode from a happy hot tub anytime soon?
    Thanks

    Hmmm, maybe the season finale? It’ll depend on whether we can find a Tub big enough, as I think we’re all quite precious about our personal space!

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    The International break is over, and Total Saints Podcast is back, with Episode 45 out now.

    Sadly, almost as predictably as Saints self-destruction at Anfield, we're back to talking about failing to hold a lead and throwing away points! The modern 'Southampton Way'. Like the film Groundhog Day, as Steve reminds us in the Pod! (One for the older film fans there)

    Anyway, should you decide your want to, then you can listen to the Podcast here:


    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2Ib8ZKy

    acast: https://bit.ly/2IcLPDy

    iTunes: https://apple.co/2OuQJys


    We chat Brighton, L*verpool, Wolves, pre-match light shows, Hojbjerg thunderbolts and zonal flipping marking!

    Anyway, onwards to Molineux - where Steve also thinks it'll be some game...!

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    Episode 46 of Total Saints Podcast is available for you to listen to now (if you'd like too).

    With so many similarities cropping up every week (i.e. defending poorly and not winning football matches!), we break up the monotony this week by talking about Saints in the USA.

    Joe Prince-Wright (NBC Sports & big Saints fan) joins Adam, Ben and Steve to talk about Wolves, Everton, Chelsea and of course 'brand America' - in particular whether Gao's Chinese takeover has thrown a potential spanner in Ralph Krueger's US dream....

    Paul Cox, a Hampshire lad who is now based in Nebraska, talks about his involvement with the Club's North American Partnership - offering coaching and education to a select group of teams/youngsters across the States.

    You can listen to the Podcast via any of these channels:

    iTunes: https://bit.ly/2NfjTQm

    acast: https://bit.ly/2P3mtun

    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2NfjTQm

    No doubting it'll be nice to have a win to talk again soon - maybe even a draw!

    Sigh....

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    Evening All,

    The latest Podcast - Episode 47 is out now.

    I'll cut the glamourous sales pitch out - but, rest assured, it does features (more) discussion about questionable tactics and defending by Saints!

    If you want to listen then great. Its only 33 minutes - although Adam isn't on this week (he was 'lucky' enough to miss the game on Sunday!).

    If you don't, we understand. Its painful enough watching it all without us then reminding you.

    Links here for the thick-skinned:

    acast: https://bit.ly/2qCeo8a

    iTunes: https://apple.co/2FiJ0zk

    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2RBUx2o


    Up The Saints!

    B

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    The Podcast is surprisingly polite about the failure of most of this summer's recruits. Just being concerned that the poor darlings may lose heart sitting in the stand. Not raising the question as to whether the summer transfers were, in the main, poor choices on top of Carillo and moving onto question what was going wrong with the player recruitment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    The Podcast is surprisingly polite about the failure of most of this summer's recruits. Just being concerned that the poor darlings may lose heart sitting in the stand. Not raising the question as to whether the summer transfers were, in the main, poor choices on top of Carillo and moving onto question what was going wrong with the player recruitment.
    Thanks for the feedback. Whilst agreeing with you to a certain level, we’re also only 8 games into the season, and our Podcast tries not to overreact at each and every opportunity (on any subject, including recruitment) like some may. We do try to remain level-headed and consider all pros and cons.

    Thanks for listening

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    Quote Originally Posted by TotalSaintsPod View Post
    Thanks for the feedback. Whilst agreeing with you to a certain level, we’re also only 8 games into the season, and our Podcast tries not to overreact at each and every opportunity (on any subject, including recruitment) like some may. We do try to remain level-headed and consider all pros and cons.
    Thanks for listening
    Honourable feedback. I recognise the need for a thorough analysis of a game. 8 games maybe early, but it is on top of a poor 24+ months and 3 poor years of transfers. The risk your approach runs is focusing mainly on the tactical and pointing the finger at the Manager who can only pick from the squad provided. Puel and Pellig both fired for their perceived failure and Hughes now being lined up for a firing. Perhaps a future podcast could look at what has happened to the supply of players from the Academy?

    Also it is about time the Daily Echo did more in depth articles analysing:-
    1. Past 3+ years of transfers in
    2. Performance of the Academy in recent years. (players for first team and England all years appearances).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    Honourable feedback. I recognise the need for a thorough analysis of a game. 8 games maybe early, but it is on top of a poor 24+ months and 3 poor years of transfers. The risk your approach runs is focusing mainly on the tactical and pointing the finger at the Manager who can only pick from the squad provided. Puel and Pellig both fired for their perceived failure and Hughes now being lined up for a firing. Perhaps a future podcast could look at what has happened to the supply of players from the Academy?

    Also it is about time the Daily Echo did more in depth articles analysing:-
    1. Past 3+ years of transfers in
    2. Performance of the Academy in recent years. (players for first team and England all years appearances).
    Thanks Topcat. All very valuable feedback/comments and taken on board. Leave it with us (apart from the Daily Echo bit - that’s their decision(s) really).

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    Some good points but also lots of stating the obvious
    All seems very placid which kind of sums up our fan base. With the state the club’s in you would expect anger and people
    organising protests but most saints fans seem fairly content with our gradual demise which is part of the problem

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    Adam, Steve and Ben are reunited for this week's Episode 48 of Total Saints Podcast - and its nice to have something other than a defeat to talk about!

    The Podcast covers:

    �������������� Steve on England in Sevilla.
    ��️ Adam on Hawaii
    �� The Bournemouth draw
    �� CB selections
    ��*♂️ Footballers tweeting/on social media
    �� Fan surveys
    ���� Leonardo Jardim link
    ⚫️ Newcastle United preview

    Should you wish to listen to the Podcast then you can via any of the below links:

    SoundCloud: https://bit.ly/2yXtXZ8

    iTunes: https://apple.co/2OuQJys

    acast: https://bit.ly/2qCeo8a

    Despite a few technical gremlins we managed to get through it and, I hope, provide some interesting chat, more in line with some of the previous feedback.

    Fingers crossed for 3 points against Newcastle!

    Thanks for listening.

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