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Not The Top 20 Podcast

A podcast about the Football League from George and Ali, two keen observers. Outside of the dizzying Premier League spin-cycle, there are 72 other clubs in three professional leagues. The storylines are interesting and funny, and their results just as important for fans. We'll be uncovering it all, and treating the Football League with the podcasting coverage it deserves.

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No Luck Beating Them Swans, Then

Weekend EFL reaction includes three unbeaten teams in the Championship, a 16-year-old wonderkid, tasty Warburton, Marcus Maddison, “Flynnedine Zidownes”, Poch-dale and five trains at the top of League Two.This podcast is sponsored by The Athletic. For a free trial, and 50% off, use the link: theathletic.co.uk/ntt20

1hr 6mins

2 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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Interviews & Weekend Round-Ups

A bit of a different one today as Ali started to cobble together a few interviews with interesting people and some league round-ups and ended up with almost 90 minutes of EFL content. Running order below:00:00 - Intro & Championship Round-Up12:00 - Gab Sutton on Birmingham vs Middlesbrough28:00 - David Anderson on Brentford & Nathan Jones at Stoke.50:15 - League One Round-Up55:45- League One Relegation Battle with George Elek1:04:10 - Bury 4-2 MK Dons with Gregor Robertson1:19:00 - League Two Round-Up

1hr 24mins

14 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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Championship 1-24 Predictions 2019/20

We predict the Championship table from 24th to 1st.This podcast is kindly sponsored by Fitzdares: www.fitzdares.com/Let us know what you think on Twitter: twitter.com/NTT20PodIntro Music: 'Where Do You Wanna Go?' by New Carnivalitunes.apple.com/gb/album/where-d…453?i=1048907676

1hr 14mins

29 Jul 2019

Rank #3

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#81: Blades, Robins, Shandies & More

Championship:Sheff Utd 4-1 Aston VillaBristol City 4-1 BlackburnWBA 2-1 StokeBrentford 2-1 ForestSwansea 1-2 MillwallSheff Wed 1-2 ReadingLeeds 0-0 BoroL1:Sunderland 1-1 OxfordPosh/Pompey/BarnsleyFleetwood 2-1 BradfordLeague One stronger this year?L2:Who is actually good in League Two apart from Lincoln? Team of the Week + Special Guest!

57mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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Welcome To The Run-In & No Moore Darren At WBA

A very simple premise to this podcast, we look at the state of play in all three divisions with ten games to go.Check out Football Index, and if you fancy signing up you can use referral code 'NTT20' to get £20 bonus cash when you deposit £20 or more to start with.

51mins

10 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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#64: Matters of the EFL Variety

Wolves champions. Sunderland relegated.Here are the questions answered:Gab: There's two prices already out on 18/19 League One promotion - if you had to take a stab in the dark on Sunderland at 2/1 or Accrington at 7/1…Freddie: How do you think Accrington Stanley do in League One next season? Will their momentum take them to a top 10 finish or above or will they struggle as an even smaller fish in a big pond?Wigan promoted:Oli Walker:How do you think Blackburn and Wigan will fare in the Championship next season? How do you think they compare to the Sheff Utd 16/17 side?What is the best way to approach our remaining meaningless games? Rest key players for playoffs, experiment with alternative systems or get back winning for momentum? I know huddersfield rested players last season… Freddie:What teams that will be relegated from each division do you think will be the best equipped to bounce straight back to the league they were relegated from?Mark Lynch:Which young loan PL players have stood out to you? As a Spurs fan, particularly interested in your thoughts on OnomahHarry Smith:What does Paul Clement need to do over the summer at Reading (assuming we stay up)? Following on from that, what would a good target for next season be? Personally think top half would be a good finish considering the deadwood in the current squad.Ben Travers:Most inevitable summer transfer. I'm going Oztumer to BrentfordTrayton Miller:A bit difficult to answer on a sound-based medium, but I would love to know which kits were your favorite from this EFL season?FreddieWho is the team you’ve most enjoyed watching this season (George’s bias excluded ), who has been the least enjoyable and who has been the most frustrating to watch?League two autos race - Notts, Exeter and Wycombe - all have 2 games left and 2 points between them? Who gets the last place and whose left to battle it out in the playoffs? And then who do oh make favourite for the playoffs?

33mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #6

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Championship Mid-Season Report Cards

Seasons Greetings! It's time to review the first half of the season.We give each team a mark out of 10, explain some things we like/don't like, and give a higher/lower prediction from now until the end of the season.Please be aware this was recorded before the fixtures on 21st December!This podcast is sponsored by The Athletic. For a free trial, and 50% off, use the link: theathletic.co.uk/ntt20

1hr 4mins

23 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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#74: Championship 1-24 Predictions

The boys go through their predicted Championship table, from 24th to 1st.Twitter: twitter.com/NTT20PodSoundcloud: @ntt20podiTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/not-t…d1112915286?mt=2Intro Music: 'Where Do You Wanna Go?' by New Carnivalitunes.apple.com/gb/album/where-d…453?i=1048907676

1hr 5mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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EFL PLAYER TAKEOVER!

With HUGE thanks to Jed Wallace (Millwall), Lyle Taylor (Charlton), Dan Barlaser (Rotherham), Ben Whiteman (Doncaster) and Leon Legge (Port Vale).Timecodes:Jed Wallace - 2:45Lyle Taylor - 22:10Dan Barlaser - 41:50Ben Whiteman - 52:20Leon Legge - 1:02:00This podcast is sponsored by The Athletic. For a free trial, and 50% off, use the link: theathletic.co.uk/ntt20

1hr 17mins

24 Feb 2020

Rank #9

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Shrimps, Shrimpers, Oysters.

A day late, but twice as good! In this episode, we talk about literally LOADS of things. Stoke & West Brom, Hull & Huddersfield & Reading, concerns for Fulham & Boro, Unmissable Spectacles at Elland Road... In League One: Tisdale OUT, Russell Martin IN at MK Dons, Bolton - could they do it? - Rotherham and wonder who the best team actually is. In League Two, two away wins in derby matches, Colchester, Salford, Morecambe and a young gem at Carlisle.This podcast is sponsored by The Athletic. For a free trial, and 50% off, use the link: theathletic.co.uk/ntt20

1hr 4mins

5 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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#75: League One 1-24 Predictions

The boys go through their predicted League One table, from 24th to 1st.Twitter: twitter.com/NTT20PodSoundcloud: @ntt20podiTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/not-t…d1112915286?mt=2Intro Music: 'Where Do You Wanna Go?' by New Carnivalitunes.apple.com/gb/album/where-d…453?i=1048907676

57mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #11

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Hutton Dressed As Hutton, Dino's Team Soars

Champ:Aston Villa 4-2 BirminghamStoke 2-2 QPRHull 0-2 Nottingham ForestPreston 4-1 BlackburnSwansea 1-4 NorwichBees 1-2 MiddlesbroughWins for Leeds West Brom, Derby with varying levels of comfort.Decent performances from Rotherham and Bolton and Reading to get tough points.L1:Big wins for Plymouth, Wimbledon (Russell Slade?) & Bradford).Portsmouth go 4 clear. Luton win again. Barnsley & Sunderland & Posh draw.Blackpool win vs Burton. Charlton 3 wins in a row.Wycombe 5 home wins in a row - into top half.L2:Macclesfield 1-0 Yeovil - Sol CampbellGood away win for Swindon.Great vibes at Cheltenham. A few midweek Betting Show picks.TEAM OF THE WEEK: ???

1hr 4mins

26 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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WELCOME TO THE RUN-IN

That's right - ten games to go is officially the green light for the correct use of the phrase RUN IN.And welcome to it. Automatics, play-offs, relegation and 'up for a laugh' - who is gunning for what with ten games left?Trying to make sense of it - whether we achieved that is up for debate. Attempting to make some predictions... with a lot of second guessing.This podcast is sponsored by The Athletic. For a free trial, and 50% off, use the link: theathletic.co.uk/ntt20

1hr

2 Mar 2020

Rank #13

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Betting Show - Week 11

George is on an absolute rampage after last week. We discuss Dean Smith's move from Brentford to Aston Villa and how it may suit all parties, before going through the weekend picks from Leagues 1 and 2.Sign up for Black Type online at www.blacktype.bet or via the BlackType app. Use the offer code 'NTT20' on the sign up page for a £10 free bet - this must be used on a football selection.Get involved with #ScoreBore by tweeting us with your 0-0 pick and a game with 5 goals or more.You can find all of our weekend picks listed on www.blacktype.bet/sportsbook/SOCCER/NTT20/Use that link to add whichever bets you like the sound of!All bets are listed at the end of the podcast.Follow us on Social Media:@NTT20Pod@blacktypebet

29mins

11 Oct 2018

Rank #14

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#65: An Outpouring of Emotion

It's the Final Day across the EFL and it's fair to say we are... quite excited? Not over or under-whelmed, just a little whelmed...FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @NTT20POD, THE CONTENT IS FRESH AND GOOD.

34mins

2 May 2018

Rank #15

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Dubious Brown Substance

Ahhhh we had to talk about it. We simply had to. Phil Hay wrote a piece for The Athletic with a quite remarkable suggestion about last season's Play-Off Semi-Final between Leeds & Derby and we couldn't ignore it.Elsewhere, some quite tidy away wins in the Championship - in League One we wonder about Ipswich and Donny, we discuss fan manager pressure at Sunderland and Pompey, and League Two is about Miniesta at Crewe, Argyle concerns, manager news at Oldham and Leyton Orient. There's much more than I can type, so have a listen and please do share the pod too!This podcast is sponsored by The Athletic. For a free trial, and 50% off, use the link: theathletic.co.uk/ntt20

1hr 4mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #16

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League Two 1-24 Re-Predictions

Happy Christmas! The NTT20 Podcast Christmas Party involves going through RE-PREDICTIONS for the League Two table, from 24th to 1st, with a few beers.Twitter: twitter.com/NTT20PodSoundcloud: @ntt20podiTunes: itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/not-t…d1112915286?mt=2Intro Music: 'Where Do You Wanna Go?' by New Carnivalitunes.apple.com/gb/album/where-d…453?i=1048907676

44mins

23 Dec 2018

Rank #17

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#63: Alternative Awards

Our take on the real EFL Awards and inventing and dishing out a few of our own.

54mins

17 Apr 2018

Rank #18

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Dan, Jarrod, Jed

We talk about the biggest and best winners from the EFL weekend, plus the departure of its longest-serving manager.This podcast is sponsored by The Athletic. For a free trial, and 50% off, use the link: theathletic.co.uk/ntt20

58mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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So Proud Of The Lads

Promotions. Relegations. Albert Adomah dribbling past the whole Leeds team to score. And loads more.

57mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #20