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Straight From The Off

Podcast based around the amateur football scene in the fantastic city of Liverpool. Each episode will bring a player or manager from the past or present to share their stories of glory and despair, with us on Straight From The Off.

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Podcast based around the amateur football scene in the fantastic city of Liverpool. Each episode will bring a player or manager from the past or present to share their stories of glory and despair, with us on Straight From The Off.

Straight From The Off - With Neil Gregson

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Straight From The Off welcomes Neil Gregson to the Podcast. The former Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers player tells us his story from the paid ranks into the Liverpool amateur scene. The Ups and Downs and all in between. Neil has played for some of the city's most prestigious clubs that include Speke, Waterloo Dock and Seymour and gathered a lot of silverware along the way. He Tells us about long unbeaten runs in league championship winning years, and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 1 is brought to you by The Warbreck Pub, Orrell Park.

Jun 04 2020

1hr 46mins

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Straight From The Off - With Paul Brown

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Straight From The Off welcomes Paul Brown to the Podcast. The former Tranmere Rovers and Barrow A.F.C. player tells us his story from the professional game to the Liverpool amateur scene. Partnering Wayne Rooney up front as a child and 'nutmegging' Gerard Pique! Paul has played for some of the city's most prestigious clubs that include Canada, Oyster, Waterloo Dock and Fazakerley. He Tells us about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 2 is brought to you by: Applied Electrical LTD, Liverpool based Electricians.

Jun 12 2020

1hr 31mins

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Straight From The Off - With Anthony Clarke

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Straight From The Off welcomes Anthony Clarke to the Podcast. The Campfield FC manager tells us his story, and that of his team. From the 'nearly men' of the Sunday football, to the Champions of England. Anthony is the manager of Liverpool Business Houses League side Campfield and encountered countless semi final defeats and runners up seasons before slowly turning his team into one of the best around. He Tells us about his favourite games, goals and all about the lads he has managed and came up against throughout those times.
Episode 2 is brought to you by: Oh So British - Street Food, available at The Warbreck Pub, Orrell Park, Walton, Liverpool.

Jun 18 2020

1hr 41mins

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Straight From The Off - With Leighton McGivern

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Straight From The Off welcomes Leighton McGivern to the Podcast. Widely regarded as the best amateur footballer of his generation, He tells us how his goal scoring feats for Waterloo Dock and Brittania earned him a chance in the professional game with Rochdale and Accrington. He explains why Oyster dominated for over a decade, why he enjoys playing with his mates and that legendary Hat-trick in the National Cup Final. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 4 is brought to you by: Atlantic Access, Supplying Scaffold & Safe Access across the North West. info@atlanticnw.co.uk

Jun 25 2020

1hr 37mins

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Straight From The Off - With John Lawless

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Straight From The Off welcomes John Lawless to the Podcast. Highly regarded as one of the best footballers from the city, He tells us how he broke into the Burscough team as a teenager before winning the FA Trophy. He explains how his dreams came true by playing at Anfield in the Champions League, but not the way he imagined it as a kid. His part in Oyster’s domination, why he could still perform after a night out and a lot of other funny tales. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 5 is brought to you by: Hire and Safety UK, Supplying Tool Hire and Access. Based in Sandon Industrial estate, Liverpool. 0151 207 1220

Jul 02 2020

1hr 48mins

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Straight From The Off - With Tobo Smith

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Straight From The Off welcomes Tony 'TOBO' Smith to the Podcast. Tobo was a dominating presence in central midfield for the mighty Britannia and Waterloo Dock in the 90's and 2000's. He tells us of his battles against Fantail, Sandon and Canada, how his he came to play for Britannia. His spell in the Welsh league and Winning the lot with Waterloo Dock. The Treble season with The Brit in which they lifted trophies at Villa Park and Anfield. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 6 is brought to you by: RG Loft conversions and extensions. Give the lads a call on: 07512290011

Jul 09 2020

1hr 14mins

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Straight From The Off - With Kevin Ellison

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Straight From The Off welcomes Kevin Ellison to the Podcast. Kevin went from delivering furniture whilst playing for Altrincham to signing for Leicester in the Premier League! He tells us his story starting with the Liverpool amateur scene playing for Seymour of a Sunday to Having Roberto Mancini as a team mate. Kevin has played for some great clubs that include Southport, Tranmere, Hull and Chester over the years but would still like a stab at the National Cup. He Tells us about his best goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 7 is brought to you by: The Bedford Beverage Co. Twitter: @BedfordBeverage

Jul 14 2020

1hr 54mins

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Straight From The Off - With Gerard Smith

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Straight From The Off welcomes Gerard Smith to the Podcast. Ged was a midfielder who could do everything, and his presence in central midfield for Pineapple and APH in particular brought much success to those teams. APH had a fantastic run of league title wins in the Liverpool County Premier League and Gerard was the Captain of that great side. He tells us of his battles against Waterloo Dock & Allerton and playing semi-pro football. Various trials at clubs and enjoying games of football in the streets of Dingle with Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 6 is brought to you by: Louie Smith at 4ever young raves. @4ever_young_raves

Jul 16 2020

1hr 20mins

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Straight From The Off - With Tony Sullivan

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Straight From The Off welcomes Tony Sullivan to the Podcast. Sully was a lightning fast attacker with a keen eye for goal, his performances for APH and Mainstay earned him a crack at the paid ranks with Stalybridge Celtic along with his pal Lee Trundle. His infectious appetite for the game has seen him play for a number of well renowned clubs in the city including Waterloo Dock, Page Celtic, Canada and Old Bank. He tells us about playing and managing within semi-pro football and he talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 9 is brought to you by: Lower Breck Football Club

Jul 22 2020

2hr 4mins

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Straight From The Off - With Luke Holden

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Straight From The Off welcomes Luke Holden to the Podcast. The former Charlton Athletic and Wrexham player tells us his story from amateur and semi-pro to the professional game and then back to the amateur scene. Making his debut for Charlton vs Southampton and his good friend Rickie Lambert. A tale of a scary experience in a Champions League qualifier for Rhyl away at Partizan Belgrade and being skinned by Adam Lallana! Luke has played for some of the city's most prestigious clubs that include Oyster, Waterloo Dock, East Villa and Mariners. He Tells us about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 10 is brought to you by: Harvey Mo Video who can be contacted at info@harveymovideo.co.uk

Jul 30 2020

1hr 38mins

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Straight From The Off - With Ryan Lowe

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Straight From The Off welcomes Ryan Lowe to the Podcast. Ryan went from the Liverpool Sunday league to managing Plymouth Argyle. He tells us his story starting with the Liverpool amateur scene playing for the great Sandon FC of a Sunday to lining up against a young Wayne Rooney vs Everton in the FA Cup. Ryan has played for some great clubs that include Burscough, Southport, Chester, Bury, Crewe, Tranmere and MK Dons over the years. He Tells us about his best goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 11 is brought to you by: The 12th Man Pub, Anfield.

Aug 13 2020

2hr 5mins

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Straight From The Off - With Antony Bowden

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Straight From The Off welcomes Antony Bowden to the Podcast. ‘Bow’ as he is known in the footy circles of Liverpool was a mainstay in the midfield of Canada & Waterloo Dock over the years picking up plenty of silverwear along the way. Winning the English trophy for Liverpool schoolboys and representing the likes of Burnley, Shrewsbury and Accrington before turning to the amateur game. He speaks fondly of Canada legend Harold Hughes and the old school fella’s at the club that looked after the younger lads. He tells us about the disapointment of missing out on a National Cup final at Anfield on two occasions and about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 12 is brought to you by: Atmos music Liverpool

Aug 20 2020

1hr 38mins

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Straight From The Off - With Stuart Quinn

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Straight From The Off welcomes Stuart Quinn to the Podcast. Stuey Quinn as he is known in the footballing circles of Liverpool was an integral part of Steve Heighway's Liverpool FC youth team that won the FA Youth Cup in 95/96, that team included Michael Owen and Jamie Carragher. Trials and spells at various clubs including West Ham ended with disappointment for Stuart, but he soon found the love for the game again when signing for Liverpool Sunday league outfit Allerton FC. 'The Ton' picked up plenty of silverware and Quinn was appointed captain and dreamed of winning the Nation Sunday Cup with Allerton but heartbreak followed when they lost the final at Anfield. He speaks fondly of Allerton legends Davey Jones, Derek Highdale and John Smith, about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 13 is brought to you by: Chris Walsh, Brazilian Jui Jitsu black belt and coach at Saphire MMA Huyton.

Aug 27 2020

2hr 24mins

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Straight From The Off - With Lee Trundle

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Straight From The Off welcomes Lee Trundle to the Podcast. Lee went from the Liverpool amateur scene to being a household name for a whole generation of football fans. He tells us his story starting with The Quiet Man of a Sunday to being the first player outside The Premier League to sign an image rights contract. Lee has played for some great clubs that include St Dominics, Southport, Burscough, Rhyl, Wrexham, Swansea and Leeds over the years. He Tells us about his return to the amateur game and playing with his friends, his best goals, best games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 14 is brought to you by Canters Crime Solicitors 0151 239 1020 gednolan@canterscrime.co.uk

Sep 03 2020

2hr 5mins

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Straight From The Off - With Jamie Chandler

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Straight From The Off welcomes Jamie Chandler to the Podcast. Jamie was an integral part of Liverpool Sunday league side Seymour's first ever league title, lifting the trophy as captain in back to back seasons cements Jamie as one of the clubs all time greats. He was also a mainstay in the glory years of the early 2000's when Waterloo Dock won everything in sight. Jamie is widely regarded as one of the best footballing centre backs of recent years and loved to carry the ball out of defense and start attacks. He tells us his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 15 is brought to you by: John @greener grounds. Turf and Lawn specialists.

Sep 10 2020

2hr 28mins

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Straight From The Off - With Tony Caveney

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Straight From The Off welcomes Tony Caveney to the Podcast. Born and raised on the mean streets of Dingle Tony is very well known on the Liverpool amateur football scene. "I start Dynasties Mick" is what Tony told us, and that he has. Tony has played for some of the south ends most well known clubs including APH, South Liverpool, Allerton and Pineapple, he has also managed some of these clubs too. You will struggle to find a more enthusiastic character when it comes to football and that shines through in he podcast. He tells us his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 16 is brought to you by: Transaplino, Liverpool.

Sep 17 2020

1hr 48mins

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Straight From The Off - With Kevin McEllin

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Straight From The Off welcomes Kevin McEllin to the Podcast. Kevin has been a driving force in the middle of the park for all the teams he has played for since leaving school. He was integral in the glory years of the WEX who burst on to the scene winning the Liverpool County Premier league at a time when APH were winning everything in sight. Kev moved onto City Of Liverpool and has carried on winning trophies and building the legacy of the newly formed club. He won the FA Sunday cup at the first time of asking with Campfield and tells us all about it. He tells us his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 17 is brought to you by: Ryan Brookfield GK coach.

Sep 24 2020

1hr 46mins

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Straight From The Off - With Sean Highdale

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Straight From The Off welcomes Sen Highdale to the Podcast. Sean played for Liverpool football club from 8 years of age and was highly thought of by all at the club. He represented England at youth level playing alongside the likes of Jack Wilshire and everything looked promising for a very good career in professional football, that was until tradegy struck when Sean and his friends were involved in a fatal car accident. A near 2 year recovery followed with Sean working hard every day to be in a position to play football again after medical experts told him it would not be possible. He tells us what that fight was like, his time in the amateur game in Liverpool and his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 18 is brought to you by: Funky Feet School Of Dance

Oct 01 2020

1hr 29mins

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Straight From The Off - With Frankie Strode

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Straight From The Off welcomes Frankie Strode to the Podcast. Frankie is known across the City as one of the best amateur footballers of recent times. Frank was an integral part of the famous Canada team of the late 90's early 2000's, and played an important part of Liverpool Sunday league side Seymour's first ever league title, lifting the trophy in back to back seasons. He won all there was to win with Waterloo Dock and more recently with St Ally's in the vets league. Skillful and brave Franks love of the game shines through whilst telling us his story, He tells us his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 18 is brought to you by: Nicholas interiors LTD. www.nicholasinteriors.co.uk

Oct 08 2020

2hr 27mins

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Straight From The Off - With Paul Burke

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Straight From The Off welcomes Paul Burke to the Podcast. 'Burkey' is a famous name amongst the Liverpool amateur football fraternity. He is one of the most decorated Goalkeepers from the city and has played for a lot of the biggest teams during his amateur career. Paul looks back fondly on his battles against some of the best strikers around, especially Ryan Lowe. He is just as famous for his sharp witt and taking no prisoners on the field as he is for the amount of medals he has won. He tells us his favourite saves, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times.
Episode 20 is brought to you by: Georgesons Cars - 01513180780 Georgesonscars.co.uk

Oct 15 2020

1hr 45mins

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