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Sky Sports EFL Podcast

Each week we bring you the biggest stories from the EFL, hear the thoughts of Sky Sports' best Football League analysts and some of the biggest names in the EFL.

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Deadline Day verdict, Rooney’s impact, Jordan Hugill takes Ten To Tackle

On this week's Sky Sports EFL Podcast, we wrap up all the latest news from the Championship, League One and League Two, including a review of the weekend's action and all the major deals done in January and on Deadline Day.We also assess the impact of Wayne Rooney following his first goals for Derby, QPR striker Jordan Hugill takes on Ten To Tackle, and reveal the WhoScored.com Performers of the Week.

50mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #1

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Are Leeds falling apart? Championship fans tell us their January window wishes

1hr

20 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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Championship Season Preview

Jonathan Oakes was joined by Gary Weaver and David Prutton as they previewed the 2020/21 EFL Championship season, discussing all the big talking points ahead of the season kick off.

55mins

7 Sep 2020

Rank #3

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Ollie Watkins chats all things Brentford, Patrick Bamford's 'embarrassing moment'

Listen to the brand new Sky Sports EFL Podcast, as we assess whether anyone can catch runaway Championship pair West Brom and Leeds, while we speak to Brentford star Ollie Watkins, Patrick Bamford takes Ten To Tackle, and Andy Hinchcliffe looks back on all the action in the Championship, League One and League Two.West Brom and Leeds won again at the weekend and Hinchcliffe questions whether anyone can keep up with their pace, while the impressive performances of Matheus Pereira are also assessed. Hinchcliffe and presenter Jonathan Oakes also look at Preston's troubling results lately, and Jarrod Bowen's goal-scoring displays for Hull.The podcast then sits down with Ollie Watkins to discuss his incredible form for Brentford this season, and Leeds striker Patrick Bamford takes on Ten To Tackle.Attention then turns to League One and League Two. Coventry and Ipswich will meet three times in 10 days, Rochdale stunned Rotherham and Swindon are still top of the fourth tier, Scunthorpe's improvements under Paul Hurst and Cheltenham's fine form under Michael Duff.To round things off, we reveal the WhoScored.com performers of the week from the Championship, League One and League Two.

51mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Ian Holloway, top two stumble, Brentford's BMW

On this week's Sky Sports EFL Podcast we look back on the weekend's action after another stumble from the leading Championship pair of West Brom and Leeds, and ask whether Brentford or anyone else can catch them, then the bottom of the table and a difficult period for Huddersfield and Luton.Attention then turns to League One and Sunderland's return to form as they thrashed Wycombe, some of the most interesting deals done so far in the EFL and Southend's troubles. Then it's League Two and the continuation of the Eoin Doyle saga, as he returned to Bradford after his loan spell at Swindon, and a round-up of all the other action.The legend that is Ian Holloway then joins us on the phone to chat about his new job at Grimsby, before Brentford midfielder Christian Norgaard takes the Ten To Tackle challenge. And we round things off with the WhoScored.com Performers of the Week.

51mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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EFL future stars: Ebere Eze, Jude Bellingham & Nathan Ferguson

Sky Sports take a look at three future stars of the English game that are currently plying their trade in the Championship.In this episode... Scott Minto is joined by Don Goodman and Danny Higginbotham to analyse QPR's Ebere Eze.Minto is then joined by former Birmingham boss Gary Rowett and Keith Andrews to assess Jude Bellingham.Finally, Minto, Goodman and Higginbotham take a look at West Brom defender Nathan Ferguson.

37mins

7 May 2020

Rank #6

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The Championship promotion plot thickens, James Coppinger's mental health story & Martyn Waghorn's Ten To Tackle

On this week's Sky Sports EFL Podcast, we take a look at the latest shape of the promotion race after some big results at the weekend, including wins for West Brom, Fulham and Brentford, while Nottingham Forest got back on track with victory over Leeds.We then speak to Derby striker Martyn Waghorn after his side won again - as he takes Ten To Tackle - and Jonathan Oakes sits down with James Coppinger to discuss his mental health story for the EFL's Heads Up awareness campaign.Attention then turns to League One, with Rotherham, Peterborough and Portsmouth among the sides to impress, and Ipswich and Oxford slipping again; and League Two after Stuart McCall returned to Bradford with a draw, another win for Crewe, and whether Salford's January signings can fire them into the play-offs.All that and much, much more!

59mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #7

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Football Manager predicts the Championship table, festive winners and losers

On this week's Sky Sports EFL Podcast we chat about the action-packed festive season, and our friends at Football Manager simulate the final Championship table to see who comes out on top and who could go down.Also, Cardiff defender Sol Bamba takes the Ten To Tackle challenge as he tells us his most embarrassing moment in football among other things, and we also recap all the action in League One and League Two.We round things off with the WhoScored.com best performers of the festive season across all three leagues.

50mins

6 Jan 2020

Rank #8

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Nathan Jones interview on Stoke struggles, Championship review and sorry Sunderland

Keith Andrews joins Jonathan Oakes to look back on all the weekend's action after big wins for Leeds and Brentford, and a return to winning ways for Mark Bowen's Reading. We also have Charlton legend Chris Powell chatting about the club's takeover after owner Roland Duchatelet finally decided to agree to sell.The podcast then sits down with Nathan Jones to discuss his difficult tenure at Stoke, which ended with his sacking last month, and whether the Potters can stay up under Michael O'Neill.Andrews and Oakes then assess Sunderland's struggles under Phil Parkinson in League One, and Carlisle's appointment of new head coach Chris Beech.To round things off, we reveal the WhoScored.com performers of the week from the Championship, and Sheffield Wednesday striker Steven Fletcher takes 'Ten To Tackle'.

48mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Who is the best youngster in the Championship? Charlie Austin's VAR rant regrets

Listen to the brand new Sky Sports EFL Podcast, as we take a look back on all the weekend's action, Charlie Austin tells us why he regrets his infamous rant about VAR and we discuss the best young players in the Championship.Don Goodman joins presenter Jonathan Oakes to look back on another entertaining round of fixtures from the Championship, as West Brom came from behind to win again, Leeds threw away a three-goal lead against Cardiff, but many of the chasing pack dropped points.The podcast then sits down with West Brom striker Austin following his heroics against Birmingham on Saturday, as he takes the Ten To Tackle challenge, before Sky Sports pundits Keith Andrews and Jobi McAnuff tell us their picks for the best young player in the Championship.Attention then turns to League One and League Two, after Wycombe and Swindon extended their respective leads, Mansfield sacked manager John Dempster, the 'Ginger Pele' Eoin Doyle scored yet again and Graham Westley returned to Stevenage as manager for a remarkable fourth stint.We also have fans from Fulham, Sheffield Wednesday, Millwall, Barnsley and Swindon assessing their club's respective recent performances, and to round things off, we reveal the WhoScored.com performers of the week from the Championship, League One and League Two.

39mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Wayne Rooney exclusive: Derby hopes, Championship debut, returning to England and more

Wayne Rooney speaks exclusively to Sky Sports ahead of his upcoming debut for Derby. The former England and Manchester United captain discusses his reasons for returning to English football, his coaching and managerial ambitions and his hopes for success with the Rams.We also chat to Derby captain Curtis Davies about Rooney has already brought to the club, and Sky Sports EFL presenter Scott Minto about his excitment to see Rooney in the Championship.

22mins

30 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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EFL Christmas stories & Championship Team of the Decade

Listen to the brand new Sky Sports EFL Podcast, as famous names from around the EFL tell us their best Christmas stories, we pick a Championship Team of the Decade, and reveal who Sky Sports readers voted as the best young player in the Championship.Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips chats to Jonathan Oakes about what Christmas means to him and his family, then Brentford defender Pontus Jansson discusses the differences in spending the festive season in England and in his native Sweden.We then hear from Huddersfield's Tommy Elphick on what it's like to organise Christmas as a club captain, and what it's like to be injured at Christmas as a player. David Prutton then reveals what it was like to be a Football League player in a slightly different era, and how his routine has changed since retiring and becoming a Sky Sports presenter, and Wycombe striker Adebayo Akinfenwa reveals his Christmas food habits.Prutton and Don Goodman then face the impossible task of picking their Championship Team of the Decade with EFL reporter Simeon Gholam, and we announce who you voted as the Championship's best player aged 22 or under.

38mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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EFL future stars: Ben White, Rhian Brewster & Conor Gallagher

Sky Sports take a look at three future stars of the English game that are currently plying their trade in the Championship on loan from Premier League clubs.In this episode... David Prutton is joined by Andy Hinchcliffe and Keith Andrews to discuss Leeds defender Ben White, who is currently on loan from Brighton.Scott Minto is then joined by Andrews and Don Goodman to discuss Swansea striker Rhian Brewster, who is currently on loan from Liverpool.Finally, Prutton, Andrews and Hinchcliffe discuss Swansea midfielder Conor Gallagher, who is currently on loan from Chelsea.

37mins

11 May 2020

Rank #13

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At home with... Fulham and Millwall: Tom Cairney and Matt Smith

In the latest of a series of wide-ranging chats with Championship stars, Jonathan Oakes and Gary Weaver speak to Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney and Millwall striker Matt Smith about friendship, the madness of the Championship, playing football with Jack Whitehall and much, much more!

26mins

4 May 2020

Rank #14

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Kalvin Phillips chats all things Leeds and Lee Bowyer's Charlton future in doubt?

We sit down with Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips to discuss if he's really the Yorkshire Pirlo, Scott Minto joins us to discuss Lee Bowyer's future at Charlton and we check out the WhoScored performances of the week.

50mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #15

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Phil Parkinson chats all things Sunderland, Sam Vokes Ten To Tackle, transfer latest

On this week's Sky Sports EFL Podcast, we assess all the weekend's action, including West Brom's surprise FA Cup win at West Ham and whether that can help improve their stuttering Championship promotion push.We then look at Stoke after their impressive recent weeks over the Baggies and Swansea, and the impact Michael O'Neill has had there, before Sam Vokes answers our questions in Ten To Tackle.Attention then turns to League One and League Two sides, including all the weekend's FA Cup action after a bizarre 'home game' for Coventry against Birmingham, Shrewsbury's impressive draw with Liverpool, and Ipswich heading back to the top of the table.We also have an exclusive interview with Sunderland boss Phil Parkinson following their recent upturn in fortunes.New episodes every Monday!

52mins

27 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Hughton, Davies, B Teams & Big Pictures

Jonathan Oakes is joined by pundit Don Goodman and presenter Caroline Barker to discuss all the latest news in the Championship, League One and League Two.There was a frantic round of lower-league action during the international break, as League One and League Two took centre stage, while there was also a big managerial change in the Championship as Chris Hughton replaced Sabri Lamouchi at Nottingham Forest, and Gerhard Struber left Barnsley.Away from the pitch, the 'B Team' debate resurfaced this week as the financial struggles in the EFL continue, while the panel also assess the potential implications of 'Project Big Picture'.We also hear from fans of Blackpool and Forest Green, and Derby defender Curtis Davies takes Ten To Tackle!

1hr 3mins

12 Oct 2020

Rank #17

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Rampant Royals, Rampaging Robins

Jonathan Oakes is joined by pundit Danny Higginbotham and commentator Gary Weaver to discuss all the latest from the Championship, League One and League Two.At the weekend there was finally a first win for Derby as Wayne Rooney struck a late free-kick at Norwich - who have their own problems with their squad - while Bournemouth won again, and Reading and Bristol City maintained their perfect starts.There was also an incredible win for Preston, a milestone for Neil Warnock, and we hear from Swansea midfielder Matt Grimes as he takes on Ten To Tackle.Attention then turns to League One and Hull's brilliant start, an important win for Portsmouth, Lincoln and Wigan, and then League Two as Newport top the table.

57mins

5 Oct 2020

Rank #18

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Barnsley or New York?

Jonathan Oakes is joined by pundit Keith Andrews and presenter Caroline Barker on the latest Sky Sports EFL Podcast to take a look at all the latest action from the Championship, League One and League Two.Just two teams remain with a perfect record in the Championship as Reading and Bristol City both won, while Wycombe, Nottingham Forest and Derby are at the other end of the spectrum after another defeat each.We also hear from Cardiff defender Sean Morrison as he takes Ten To Tackle, and look back at the first derby between Watford and Luton in 16 years, before reviewing the rest of the weekend's action in the lower leagues - including the latest news around fans returning to grounds and Covid-19 tests affecting games.

1hr 5mins

28 Sep 2020

Rank #19

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Fans return! Forest faltering & goals galore

The Sky Sports EFL Podcast is back to assess all the weekend's action, as fans returned to stadiums, Nottingham Forest were beaten and Sheff Wed's Cameron Dawson takes Ten To Tackle.Jonathan Oakes is joined by pundit Don Goodman and presenter David Prutton to look back at the impact of fans returning at Middlesbrough and Norwich, as well as five other grounds across the lower leagues. Reading and Luton lead the way after two wins from two, Nottingham Forest suffered another defeat, and Coventry got their first win of the season after beating QPR.In League One, Lincoln continued their bright start, Sunderland saw off Oxford to get their first win of the season, and there was a high-scoring encounter between AFC Wimbledon and Plymouth as they drew 4-4.Then in League Two, Salford thumped Grimsby, Bolton were beaten by Colchester and we round up the rest of the weekend's key moments.

58mins

21 Sep 2020

Rank #20