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Your common or garden podcast this week, as Nick and Stu review our draw at Hartlepool and League Cup exit to Gillingham. Are people reading too much into these two results? Should we not be happy with a team that is coming together nicely, if just a little lacking in front of goal? But more importantly – just how weird an evening was Tuesday night?! We also have our new features and Stu looks to improve his performance on Jackson Five.

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Johnnie Jackson joins us this week to discuss the win over Gillingham. We also talk about the transfer window, away travel, family, switching off from football, and penguins. We also learn who he thinks is the best player he ever played with, his toughest opponent, and the dressing room that he thought was “a bit of a stinker”. Stu and Nick go on to preview the trip to Hartlepool, play our new game Jackson Five, and introduce our new feature, “On That Side Of It”.

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Robin Bedford and Marc Jones join Nick and Stu at The Phoenix at Plough Lane to look ahead to the new campaign. We talk new players, departed players, culture, managers, and, of course, the new array of Hummel apparel that Marc and Robin were instrumental in planning. We also have an abridged version of our new game …

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A brief Sunday morning muse that could have been a Twitter thread, but as a general rule, I’m not one for Twitter threads. News that the government is planning further restrictions on gambling adverts in football has got me thinking, see …

I have no issue with curbing the ubiquitous presence of gambling companies within the sport – although I will save thorough dissection of personal responsibility in an increasingly-authoritarian world when I have more time to do the subject justice.

But with the tobacco, alcohol, and gambling industries’ relationships with football all targeted by state intervention, I do wonder how arguably the biggest vice has escaped censure – that of the football clubs themselves.

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As we enter the final three weeks of the season, Nick and Stu make some educated predictions / wild guesses as to how ourselves and our relegation rivals will get on. It’s safe to say, our remaining fixtures don’t look as daunting as those facing the others fighting for their League One lives …

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Nick is joined by Spike Godding and Rob Boyce to discuss the latest issues around Plough Lane, including the departure of Joe Palmer as Chief Executive, and the daft surrender of a two-goal lead at home to Doncaster. Why did Palmer leave, and why could we not see out a first win in 14 games? A fun show as always so check it out 😉

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A simple discussion of a performance against Sunderland that was inverse in quality of that of the referee. We’re not in the business of criticising refs, because it lessens the impact of our critique when you get one that actually did perform quite poorly. We also look at our record during the thirds of the season, as we approach the final one, and compare our progress to where we were this time last campaign.

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