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Across The Park Podcast

We’re six mates talking all things Liverpool FC & Everton FC on our football podcast; “Across The Park”Three Reds & three Blues, having in-depth debates on all of the current affairs affecting our clubs

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Episode 10, Season 2019/20

Episode 10 of the 2019/20 season is very much an episode of two halves..... The first half is dominated by the blues; Judgy and Craig, who express their frustration and annoyance at the current situation at Everton. The blues review the disappointing 1-0 defeat at Burnley before stewing over Marco Silva’s position and the part Brands has played in the current crisis. The second half of the show is all about the reds; Terry and Gary review the thrilling 4-3 win in the Champions League, against RB Salzburg and the dramatic 2-1 win against Leicester. Whilst both results were positive, they raised some questions about the reds more unsettled defensive line and some positives about unexpected personnel changes.

1hr 38mins

7 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Episode 39 - 2018/19 Season

The latest episode of Across The Park features the reaction to Liverpool’s 5-0 victory over Huddersfield, which again temporarily put the the reds top of the league. The blues discuss whether their Europa League hopes are over after a 0-0 draw away at Palace. Social media questions include a dilemma over what scoreline the reds would prefer in the first leg against Barcelona, whilst the blues are asked about the importance of announcing the future of Everton stalwarts Baines and Jagielka. Everton’s final home game against Burnley and Liverpool’s tricky assignment away against Rafa’s Newcastle are previewed, before the lads look towards their live event with Neville Southall

1hr 58mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #2

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Episode 19 - Season 2019/20

The latest episode of Across The Park includes a packed schedule, with the lads reviewing the Merseyside derby from last Wednesday, which led to the sacking of Marco Silva and the appointment of Duncan Ferguson as caretaker Manager. Everton’s 3-1 home victory against Chelsea is reviewed, whilst the blues reflect on the remarkable impact of Duncan Ferguson and where the team go from here, with the blues giving their view on some possible new managerial names that have been linked. Liverpool's Club World Cup squad is discussed, with some strong views on whether Liverpool's actions are justified, before the reds review their comfortable 3-0 win at Bournemouth and the implications the current 14 point gap between them and City. Liverpool host Salzburg in their crucial final Champions league group game on Tuesday and Watford at 12.30 on Saturday morning. Both those games are previewed by the reds, before the the blues close out the show looking forward to their trip to Old Trafford against Solskjaer’s in form Manchester United, on Sunday

1hr 26mins

8 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 22 - Season 2019/20

The last episode of 2019 for the Across The Park podcast is a highly positive one with both sides recording back to back victories over the Christmas period. The Blues are buzzing after Ancelotti’s first two games in charge. A 1-0 win over Burnley at home and a 2-1 victory away at Newcastle has Judgy and Craig heaping praise on several players including Djibril Sidibe, Bernard and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whilst the managers tactical flexibility and experience are already impressing the Blues. The Reds are equally as enthusiastic after their team dismantled nearest challengers Leicester, 4-0 on Boxing Day and battled through a tough game against Wolves at home, with a 1-0 win. Alexander Arnold’s contribution against Leicester has the Reds comparing his rise and attacking output with the great Cafu! Both sides of the park review the year of 2019, by reflecting on their high and low moments, before the lads select their teams of the decade (2010-2019). There are upcoming fixtures for both sides at the beginning of the new year, with Everton travelling to Man City on New Year’s Day at 5.30pm and Liverpool entertaining stubborn but high flying newcomers Sheffield United on 2nd January at 8pm. Both of these games are previewed before the episode is finished off with a look towards the FA Cup derby game, on Sunday 5th January at 4.00pm at Anfield.

2hr 1min

30 Dec 2019

Rank #4

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Episode 15 - Season 2019/20

Episode 15 starts with the reds looking back and analysing an important week for Liverpool, with victories at home to Genk in the Champions League possibly making qualification for the last 16 easier, going into a crowded December, as well as a massive win at home to Manchester City in the Premier League, to open up an 8 point lead at the top of the table. Everton's first away victory since March is then reviewed, as Millsy talks about a game of two halves in which Everton's first half dominance but lack of ability to put the game to bed, almost cost all 3 points, with a resurgent 2nd half Southampton performance. The lads close out the episode tackling some social media feedback, first on Marcel Brands and the job he's doing as Director of football, before the reds give their view on a listener pointing out how Philippe Coutinho's exit, has ultimately turned into a positive for this Liverpool team

1hr 19mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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Episode 6, 2019/20 Season

The latest episode of Across The Park features a review of some of the appearances of players from both teams during the international break, including Robertson’s below par performance, Pickford and Keane’s encouraging showing and how much the rest for Liverpool’s African players will benefit the team. The lads then reflect on some extracts from Michael Owen’s book, including how he left Liverpool and the prospect of him coming back, before previewing the weekends fixtures which see Liverpool entertaining Newcastle early on Saturday and Everton travelling to Bournemouth on Sunday.

1hr 32mins

8 Sep 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 24 - Season 2019/20

Episode 24 of this season is the first “regular” episode of the podcast for 2020 with one game to review and one game to preview for both teams. Judgy is the solo blue on this episode who, with the help of the reds, runs the rule over the laboured 1-0 victory over Brighton at Goodison on Saturday. The reds then look back at their vital and record breaking 1-0 win over Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham, with both Terry and Gary reflecting on the potential negative impact of the rest that their first team players had coming into the game. The episode is closed with Judgy previewing Everton’s trip to David Moyes’ West Ham on Saturday and the reds previewing the huge home game to Manchester United at 4.30pm on Sunday

1hr 19mins

13 Jan 2020

Rank #7

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ATP Instant match reaction reaction - Everton vs Norwich


23 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Episode 13 - Season 2019/20

Episode 13 sees the blues, Judgy and Millsy attempt to pick apart Everton's collapse at Brighton on Saturday. Both are in agreement that the recent run is unacceptable yet there is debate as to where the blame lies! The reds on the other hand are once again in buoyant mood after coming back from one goal down to beat Spurs at Anfield with Jordan Henderson, much criticised in the past on the Podcast, coming up with a vital goal. The reds discuss the midfield again, as well as stewing over the defence, which again looked suspect against Spurs. Both sides have tricky Carabao Cup ties in the week with Everton entertaining Watford on Tuesday and Liverpool hosting Arsenal on Wednesday. These respective ties are previewed before a look ahead to next weekends league fixtures, with Liverpool travelling to Aston Villa on Saturday and Everton hosting Spurs on the Sunday at 4.30pm.

1hr 38mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #9

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Episode 28 - Season 2019/20

Episode 28 starts with Terry briefly reviewing Liverpool’s victory against Shrewsbury in which the young players once again came out of the game with enormous credit. Judgy and Craig look back over Everton’s 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace, with Richarlison once again taking the credit with another match winning performance and Morgan Schneiderlin coming in for some praise after his recent upturn in form. The focus turns to this weekend as Liverpool travel to Norwich at 5.30 on Saturday with Terry expecting another three points despite the positive performance that Norwich produced at Anfield at the start of the season. There are a couple of interesting questions to conclude the episode including whether Everton should give Liverpool a guard of honour at Goodison, should circumstances dictate this.

1hr 18mins

10 Feb 2020

Rank #10

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Episode 20 - Season 2019/20

The latest episode of Across The Park kicks off with the review of Liverpool’s 2-0 home win against Watford, which with two goals, saw the return to form of Mo Salah and Everton’s well earned 1-1 draw away to United which maintained Duncan Ferguson’s unbeaten run as caretaker manager. The lads preview a host of upcoming games this week, with the reds struggling to discuss in any real depth their two games, a Carabao cup tie against Aston Villa, involving the youth team and the first game of their Club World Cup campaign against Mexican opponents, Monterrey, in the semi-final! Judgy previews Everton’s massive league cup game against Leicester on Wednesday and with Liverpool not in Premier League action, the final preview is a brief look ahead to Everton's home game against Arsenal. To close off this weeks episode, the lads discuss the fantastic work that is being done by EITC and encourage all blues to buy the single “Forever Everton”, to help get the single to Christmas number one and also raise vital funds for the charity and their fantastic work.

1hr 15mins

16 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Spurs 27/10/2019

Terry gives the instant match reaction from Liverpool's 2-1 win over Spurs at Anfield


27 Oct 2019

Rank #12

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Episode 47 - Pre-Season 2019/20

With holidays seeing some of the panel absent, one of the blues Millsy, is joined in the studio by reds, Terry and Phil for this week’s podcast. The lads kick off with a discussion of Everton’s recently confirmed signing of Andre Gomes and what this means for the team ahead of next season, before the latest news on the new stadium development at Bramley Moore is touched on, with plans for rail seating/safe standing making headlines in the local press. The reds then give their opinion on the just confirmed move of Rafa Camacho to Sporting Lisbon and discuss whether it represents good value to the club, before Phil, in his first episode since the CL final, quickly recounts the ups and downs of his Madrid journey; trains, planes, buses and a few nights spent on benches. The episode closes up with an exclusive segment; a short interview with Neville Southall, which took place prior to our first ATP Live event on Friday 28th June 

1hr 27mins

1 Jul 2019

Rank #13

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Episode 27 - Season 2019/20

Episode 27 sees the lads return to the usual format of one show for the week. The blues kick the show off by reviewing Everton’s terrific come back away at Watford, with the blues two nil down at one point and down to 10 men whilst the game was tied at 2-2. The display leaves Judgy and Craig wondering whether the current displays and resurgence represents the potential of this team or whether we’re seeing a “new manager bounce”. Terry and Gary look back at a “game of two halves” against Southampton as they eventually ran out 4-0 convincing winners after an emphatic second half display. The lads tackle questions about Grealish as a potential summer signing for either side and whether Henderson has the potential to be PFA player of the year before the upcoming weeks games. Liverpool’s young players take the pitch against Shrewsbury tomorrow with the first team away on a winter break. Gary and Terry are looking forward to the game and seeing what the “kids” can produce but both are relaxed about the potential outcome. The blues meanwhile look forward to another Premier league game on Saturday at 12.30 against Crystal Palace with both Judgy and Craig confident that Everton’s good run can continue.

1hr 28mins

3 Feb 2020

Rank #14

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ATP Instant match reaction - Everton vs Newcastle 21/1/20


21 Jan 2020

Rank #15

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ATP Extra Episode 20 - Peter Hooton (Part 2)

This latest episode of Across The Park Extra, see's Peter Hooton, lead singer of The Farm, return to the studio to talk to Terry and Phil about fan culture and it's resurgence in modern football. From his early days launching a fanzine, The End, to his involvement in the founding of Liverpool fan union, Spirit of Shankly, Peter has always had a place in this counter-culture scene. With insights into the story behind Hicks & Gillette's despised ownership regime and the fightback led by fans, to discussions about the success of Liverpool fan nights and the ingredients that have seen the re-growth of fan culture, Peter gives us his views and experiences in his usual laidback style. A great listen for all football fans!

1hr 44mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 18: Derby Preview - Season 2019/20

The latest episode of Across The Park podcast is also a preview for the Derby game on Wednesday at Anfield! Liverpool go into the game after beating Brighton at home 2-1 with Allison being sent off and the reds conceding in bizarre fashion. The reds review that game, before the blues reflect on the agonising last minute goal which Everton conceded in their 2-1 defeat to Leicester, after VAR overruled the linesman's offside decision. Both sides engage in the usual pre Derby banter with the blues in hopeful mood and the reds very confident going into the 234th Merseyside derby at Anfield. The show closes with the blues looking briefly ahead to their Saturday, 12.30 KO against Chelsea at Goodison, whilst the reds look ahead to their trip to Bournemouth at 3pm on Saturday.

1hr 19mins

2 Dec 2019

Rank #17

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ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool Vs Man City 10.11.2019

Terry and Gary give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 3-1 win over Manchester City


10 Nov 2019

Rank #18

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ATP Extra Episode 18 - Lee Carsley

In this episode of Across The Park Extra, the 3 blues; Millsy, Judgy & Craig, sit down with Everton legend and fan favourite ‘Super’ Lee Carsley. The lad’s take Lee through the timeline of his Everton career, asking questions on both his own time at the club (2002-2008), as well as the news and rumours which surrounded the club at the time. We start at the beginning, with the pressure of signing on an initial loan, on the same day as David Ginola, into a struggling side, where he quickly seen Walter Smith and Paul Gascoigne, replaced by David Moyes, coinciding with the emergence of Wayne Rooney. We ask Lee how he really felt about his time playing right midfield during the 2002-2003 season, before Lee breaks down the 2003-2004 campaign that ended with a scathing article from the local press questioning the players spirit. This season of course, preceded the famous 2004 summer pre season in USA which was a catalyst for the team to kick on to a 4th place finish in 2005 . We ask all things from mercurial talent Wayne Rooney, Sylvester Stallone, Andy Van Der Meyde, his neighbour Tommy Graveson and the loss of Duncan Ferguson. Lee opens upon his ‘best’ season in an Everton shirt; 2007 – 2008, when he describes European nights against Nuremberg and Fiorentina as nights that will never leave him, before Lee reveals the reason why he eventually quit the blues despite still having the chance to play on. Lee’s passion, honesty and love for Everton FC shines through in this must listen episode of Across The Park extra!

1hr 18mins

18 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool Vs Leicester 05/10/2019

Terry and Gary give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 2-1 win over Leicester


5 Oct 2019

Rank #20