100 episodes

Across The Pitch began in the summer of 2018, when Phil Kennedy and Arran Airs embarked upon an idea to start a podcast to teach fans in the United States about the deeper levels of English football, beyond the Premier League. Although Phil and Arran both grew to love football rooting for Arsenal F.C., they began to grow a passion for the grassroots of the game after they started regularly attending games for their hometown. USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC. Inspired by the story of "The Team That Wouldn't Die", they decided to make Accrington Stanley their flagship club, and in November of 2018, they recorded and released their first episode.

Things quickly took off for them when Accy midfielder Scott Brown agreed to come on the show, for what was just their second episode. By episode 10, they had added Matt Robards to the fold, and ever since the community, and scope of Across The Pitch has continued to grow. This includes Accrington natives Darren Woodhead and Tony Robinson joining the team, and expanding to another continent when Abdulai Suburu founded our partner site Ghana Football News. Moving into 2020, we are going to be bringing even more in depth coverage of the EFL pyramid, the USL and MLS, and of course our favorite teams Accrington Stanley and Phoenix Rising.

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    • 4.7 • 12 Ratings

Across The Pitch began in the summer of 2018, when Phil Kennedy and Arran Airs embarked upon an idea to start a podcast to teach fans in the United States about the deeper levels of English football, beyond the Premier League. Although Phil and Arran both grew to love football rooting for Arsenal F.C., they began to grow a passion for the grassroots of the game after they started regularly attending games for their hometown. USL Championship side Phoenix Rising FC. Inspired by the story of "The Team That Wouldn't Die", they decided to make Accrington Stanley their flagship club, and in November of 2018, they recorded and released their first episode.

Things quickly took off for them when Accy midfielder Scott Brown agreed to come on the show, for what was just their second episode. By episode 10, they had added Matt Robards to the fold, and ever since the community, and scope of Across The Pitch has continued to grow. This includes Accrington natives Darren Woodhead and Tony Robinson joining the team, and expanding to another continent when Abdulai Suburu founded our partner site Ghana Football News. Moving into 2020, we are going to be bringing even more in depth coverage of the EFL pyramid, the USL and MLS, and of course our favorite teams Accrington Stanley and Phoenix Rising.

    Episode 284: Back In The Saddle

    Episode 284: Back In The Saddle

    Tony, Darren, and Phil return to Across The Pitch Season 7 following a brief, unscheduled hiatus, and catch up on everything happening in the world of Accy football since their last episode. They discuss results in both League and Cup matches, Tony's visit to England, the drama surrounding Andy Holt's possible sale of the club, top players, and much more!

    • 51 min
    Episode 283: The Long And Winding Clock

    Episode 283: The Long And Winding Clock

    Tony and Phil discuss new rule changes and emphasis across the EFL, especially in regards to time keeping, what this means for matches, and why you should expect to see more stoppage time this season. Also a look at Accrington Stanley's opening League 2 matches, and more.

    • 45 min
    Episode 282: Season 7 Kick-Off

    Episode 282: Season 7 Kick-Off

    Tony and Phil discuss the upcoming Accrington Stanley season, expectations for the upcoming League 2 campaign, players coming and going, top players, expected lineups, a prediction for Saturday's first match against Newport County and much more.

    • 45 min
    Episode 281 Part 2: A Look Toward League 2

    Episode 281 Part 2: A Look Toward League 2

    Tony, Darren, and Phil wrap up their discussion about the outlook for next season in League 2 in terms of what the squad will look like, returing and departing players, what postions the team needs to address this offseason, and much more.

    • 33 min
    Episode 281 Part 1: Accy's List

    Episode 281 Part 1: Accy's List

    Tony, Darren, and Phil discuss the outlook for the 2023-24 Accrington Stanley season following the release of their retained/released players list, and what the squad need to to do to be competitive in League 2, a MIND BLOWING stat on Seamus Conneely, and more!

    • 25 min
    Episode 280: Get A Grip

    Episode 280: Get A Grip

    Tony and Phil are cheesed off about the short memories of; and lack of support being shown to the Accrington Stanley management staff by some supporters, as the team battles for its League One life.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

80s Hard Rockin' ,

Good fan pod with great guests

This podcast won’t give you many professional insights from a tactical perspective. But it does give you a great historical perspective and the interviews that the team gets in the questions that they probe are absolutely fascinating. Well worth a listen.

jwub25 ,

Great Podcast

Phil, Matt, Darren and Arran are great hosts and have an unequivocal love for the sport! There insight and understanding of all parts of the sport from the history to the technical is great.

HAP315 ,

So good!!

Best soccer podcast!

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