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Across The Park Podcast
75 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
ATP Pre Season Episode 2 - Season 2021/22
This week sees the blues Ian Mills and Andrew Price kick off the show with their excitement about work finally starting on developing the new stadium at Bramley Moor, and what that could mean for the club going forward. Talk moves on to the recent 1-0 pre season victory with Moise Kean on the score sheet before looking at the likelihood of going into the season without James Rodriguez. The reds, Phil Roberts and Gary Murray, come in here to talk over the return of Gomez and Van Dijk in their recent 4-3 defeat to Hertha Berlin, as well as the enigma that is Naby Keita looking good in these pre season fixtures. The reds move to look at a Jordan Henderson’s contract talks stalling and the potential of the captain leaving the club. This week in history is next with the blues looking back at Romelu Lukaku signing for the club and the impact he had. The reds look more recently, at the signing of Adrian in 2019 which turned out to be a master stroke as he started the premier league campaign which Liverpool were eventual winners, winning every game as well as the UEFA super cup and club World Cup. The show ends with a game of “Who am I” hosted by Phil.
75 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 51 - Don Hutchison
In an ATP Extra that is definitely for both sets of fans from either side of the park, Terry McGivern & Ian Mills are joined by ex Liverpool & Everton player, Don Hutchison. Don starts off with his Liverpool days, telling the lads about how as a young 18 year old from Hartlepool, he initially thought he was being 'pranked' when Kenny Dalglish called him to tell him of Liverpool's interest, before revealing how the wow factor of Anfield on his first day really gripped him. From the inside, he says how it felt to see Kenny leave and be replaced by Graeme Souness, and the changes that came with it. Don explains the pressure that young Liverpool side felt, as some of the more successful old guard were moved on, and how the performances in the league, and league finishes fell short of expectations. His admitted disappointment in some of his own conduct as a Liverpool player is spoken about in brutal honesty, and he reveals he still to this day, looks back and wishes he would been able to stay at Anfield. Before we move on to Don's Everton career, he gives us an exclusive, on Gerard Houllier actually wanting him to re-join Liverpool in 2000! His Everton career starts with how his love for Howard Kendall was the pull in returning to Merseyside in blue, before becoming part of a team that went into the last game of the 97-98 season fighting for survival, and just why that day is not only the worst he's ever felt on a football pitch, but also his proudest '60 seconds' in football. His battles for the shirt with John Collins & Olivier Dacourt are discussed, his battle to stay at the club in 1998, how he became friends with Duncan Ferguson and bonded in a night club with Mitch Ward(!) and his love for Kevin Campbell are all discussed in detail, before Don reveals just how much pride he still has today, being Everton captain in the win at Anfield in 1999. Finally, Don reveals just what happened at Bellefield in February 2000, when he was stripped of the club captaincy and transfer listed, in what he describes as being 'absolutely gutting'. There are stories for both sides that are insightful, and hilarious throughout in a fantastic ATP Extra for all.
82 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Pre-Season 1 - Season 2021/22
The first of the 2021/22 pre-season shows sees the blues, Ian mills and Andrew Price, joined by reds, Gary Murray and Terry McGivern, get things underway discussing their feeling towards Rafa Benitez being Everton’s new manager. A discussion of both club's recent pre-season activity and news follows, with incoming and outgoing transfers covered, whilst the red also talk about the possibility of being without VVD and Gomez to begin the season. There are a number of social media/website questions from listeners including; questions about Naby Keita's chances at the club, Mo Salah not being granted leave for the Olympics, Andre Gomes’ importance to Everton and an interactive task of creating a combined attribute "super player" being for each club, which listeners to get involved in. This week in history returns, with the signing of Gini Wijnaldum for Liverpool back in 2016 and Everton’s signing of Tim Cahill from the summer of 2004. The show ends with a game of Higher or Lower where the blues and reds go head to head over players’ transfer fees
97 minutes | Jul 19, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 50 - Andy Gray
On this episode of ATP Extra, Ian Mills & Gary Judge are joined by Everton legend, Andy Gray to discuss his Everton career timeline. We start in 1983, with tales of meeting Howard Kendall, arriving at the club and a hilarious story of just how he got his medical records to Everton! From the inside, we hear how he felt when Howard was under pressure, his thoughts on just what turned in 1984 and of course, the magic of winning the FA Cup in 1984. The magical 1984-1985 season is discussed in great detail. From persuading Graeme Sharpe to not hand in a transfer request after being dropped at Newcastle, to claiming the number 10 as his own, memories from the goals he scored, his thoughts on just how good Neville Southall was, and of course, Bayern Munich! The end of the season in which the league title and European Cup Winners Cup were clinched is discussed, with tales from the dressing room and beyond, as Andy tells us just how close that team were as a group of friends. Andy tells us just what still ‘winds him up’ from the end of that 84/85 season before emotionally telling us just how he left Everton, the story behind it and honestly revealing he regrets that decision. We wind up with talking about his impact on the game from the studio, as in 1992 Sky Sports coverage of football with him at the forefront changed how we viewed football, and then tells us just what happened in 1997, when he interviewed for the vacant managers job & subsequently stayed at Sky Sports. This is a bumper episode, with tales that will make you laugh, and smile all throughout!
58 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
ATP Summer Session 2 - 2020/21
In the second of our off season episodes, blue Gary Judge and red Terry McGivern, discuss the latest goings on for both clubs including Rafael Benitez' Everton press conference, where his backroom team were confirmed, Liverpool's pre-season camp in Austria, which sees the return of key players from injury, as well some discussion of England's Euro 2021 final defeat to Italy. Also covered is some early gossip on some possible incomings and outgoings at both clubs, with Everton links to defenders and Liverpool link to a host of midfielders.
103 minutes | Jul 4, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 49 - John Welsh
Red panelist Phil sits down with former Liverpool man John Welsh (over Zoom) to discuss John's career, focusing mainly on his time at his boyhood club Liverpool FC. Obsessed with football from an early age John was picked up by Liverpool at 8 years old and if not for the intervention of a scout and good friend, John's dream was nearly cut short before it began. A powerhouse of a midfielder, strong in the tackle and classy on the ball, John soon rose through the ranks, always playing a couple of age groups above. During this fascinating interview John details some of the key moments at the club including captaining the reserves, debuts for the first team, Champions League appearances and his eventual decision to leave under a bit of a cloud, after some cold treatment from Rafa Benitez. John gives great insight into what was happening at the club in what was a pretty successful era and tells us just how good the likes of Steven Gerrard, Alonso, Torres and others were, with some hilarious anecdotes from training ground. Moving on from Liverpool John briefly touches on his successful stints at Hull, Tranmere and Preston, before outlining some of his hopes and plans for the future.
64 minutes | Jul 2, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 48 - Pat Nevin
Judgy and Pricey caught up, over zoom, with former Scottish international, Chelsea, Everton and Tranmere winger Pat Nevin. Pat took us through his football career starting with how he came into the game at a young age but was torn in his early years between enjoying his life and progressing his studies alongside football or going Pro. He did, of course, eventually take the plunge and didn't look back. After moving down to London with Chelsea and being voted their player of the year in 1987/88, Pat was eventually signed by Colin Harvey for Everton where he enjoyed 4 seasons under Colin and later under the returning Howard Kendall. Pat talks us through the good and bad times he had at the club, playing with an "exceptionally talented group of players", who, for many reasons, never hit the heights of their predecessors. Pat talks at length about the transition that Colin Harvey has attempting to orchestrate and gives his opinions on where it went wrong. Pat also recalls the incredibly difficult period of the Hillsborough disaster and the "impossible" final which followed it. Pat also opens up on his relationship with the late Howard Kendall and how from day 1, he could tell that Howard "didn't fancy him" as a player. We also hear about the great years that Pat had at Tranmere where Pat felt he played some of his best football. Really interesting chat with an incredibly honest and articulate man!
24 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
ATP Instant Reaction - Benitez Confirmed as Everton manager
The 3 blues, Ian Mills, Andrew Price and Gary Judge react to the news that Liverpool legend, Rafa Benitez has today been appointed the new Everton Manager. In a move that has split opinion and caused emotive backlash, the lads talk their thoughts on the appointment, if it can work and just how they feel about it all.
52 minutes | Jun 22, 2021
ATP Summer Session 1 - 2020/21
With the 2020-21 season over and the podcast taking a well earned break from it's weekly schedule, this latest episode of Across The Park Podcast sees red, Terry McGivern and blue Gary Judge, return to discuss the latest goings on for both clubs, covering the recent news and any other interesting developments that have happened since the last episode of the season. The big news is Everton's continued search for a new manager, with Judgy giving his views on the latest developments and running the rule over the candidates, in answer to some listener questions. Conversation then turns to Liverpool's former midfielder Gini Wijnaldum at Euro 2021, after some stellar perfomances, with the lads discussing whether Liverpool may regret their decision to release the dutchman. The final chapter of the show talks about the recent news on the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end and also the news of a trial of rail seating in the Kop during the 2021-2022 season.
62 minutes | Jun 14, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 47 - George Sephton
The latest episode of ATP Extra comes from the man who, for over 50 years has been known as "The Voice of Anfield, George Sephton. ATP's Phil Roberts and Gary Murray sit down to talk with local lad and lifelong red George, about his time working at the club, including the different relationships he's had with the various managers and dressing rooms throughout his time at the club, his experience travelling with the great Liverpool teams of the 80's and the friendships he built and still has with some of the club legends, such as Sir Kenny Dalglish. He also gives us some insight into the day job, with insights into how he picks the music to be played on matchdays at Anfield, as well as his passion for giving new local bands a platform, to have their music heard by fans at the game. With his instantly recognisable voice, great memory for past events and clear passion for Liverpool football club on display, this is a great listen for reds of all ages.
36 minutes | Jun 7, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 46 - Tranmere Rovers 20/21 Season Review with Matt Jones.
Tranmere Rovers fan and media presenter Matt Jones joins Ian Mills to look back at the 20/21 season as Across The Park goes on it's annual trip 'Across The Mersey'. Matt talks about a season that seen Tranmere change managers on two occasions as well as adapt to behind closed doors football and how both had a big impact on Tranmere's failure to gain promotion back into league one. Highs, lows, plans for next season as well as just who will be around next season as a list of players are out of contract. A must listen for all Tranmere fans as well as Merseyside football fans who want to listen to a passionate season review from Across The Mersey! Please also check out and subscribe to the amazing 'A Trip to the moon' podcast here - https://www.patreon.com/atriptothemoonpod
17 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
ATP Instant Reaction - Carlo Ancelotti leaves Everton
Ian Mills & Gary Judge react to today's breaking news, that Carlo Ancelotti has left Everton to re-join Real Madrid. Where do Everton go from here? Who comes in, and can they understand Carlo's decision?
71 minutes | May 31, 2021
Season Review - Season 2020/21
The final episode of the 2020/21 season is our season review. The lads cover their highs and lows of the season including; “favourite goal”, “most improved player” and "most disappointing player". Both sides also take a brief look towards next season by identifying the player they’re most looking forwards to seeing next season. The episode and season is concluded by the lads picking their combined ATP Season XI, with surprisingly few arguments over the picks!
78 minutes | May 24, 2021
Episode 37 - Season 2020/2021
The final show of the season begins with the reds, Terry McGivern and Gary Murray, discussing the final two games of the season where Liverpool secured 3rd place and champions league football for next to season with two victories over Burnley at Turf Moor and Crystal Palace at an Anfield containing ten thousand supporters. They share their thoughts on the departing Gini Wijnaldum and weather he leaves a Liverpool legend. Next, the blues, Ian Mills and Gary Judge, start with their victory last week over Wolves where they could see the foundations of how Everton and Ancelotti are trying to approach games. We also have a special report from Goodison on Wednesday, as Millsy was one of the 6.5k who attended. The lads then share their thoughts and frustrations at another dismal performance on the final day against Man City, where the toffees got dismantled 5-0. There was an influx of disgruntled evertonians messaging after the season ended which Millsy and Judgy work their way through. This weeks “week in history” sees the blue half look back at Summer 2006, when Everton signed Andrew Johnson and what he brought to the club including his goals on Everton 3-0 derby victory over Liverpool. The reds this week, look back at and obvious choice.. the heroics of Istanbul back in 2005 where Liverpool came back from 3-0 down any half time to claim their 5th European cup. The show ends this week with “Who am I?”, hosted by Gary Judge, with one red option and one blue.
11 minutes | May 19, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 1 -0 Wolves
Ian Mills reaction live from Goodison Park.
74 minutes | May 17, 2021
Episode 36 - Season 2020/21
Blues Ian Mills & Andrew Price are joined in the studio by solo red, Phil Roberts as we reflect on the penultimate week of the 20/21 season. The blues are angry and emotional as they reflect on a week that looks to have blown Everton’s hopes of European football. They break down just what has gone wrong this season, as 9 different teams have taken maximum points at Goodison Park, as well as the style of football and just what is needed to improve. Phil is jubilant as the reds took maximum points from away games at Manchester UTD and West Brom, leaving Champions league football in Liverpool’s hands. The manner of performance and pride at watching both games is broken down, before both sides tackle some social media question including Sadio Mane’s Liverpool future and if Carlo Ancelotti should be criticized. This week in history see’s the blues reflect on Roberto Martinez getting the sack in 2016, whilst Phil looks back on a UEFA Cup final victory in 2001. Higher or lower see’s both blues pitted against each other before we close out previewing the final 2 games of the season for both sides.
114 minutes | May 13, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 45 - Derek Mountfield
Ian Mills & Gary Judge sit down with Everton legend Derek Mountfield in a must listen for Evertonians of any generation. Derek talks about growing up an Evertonian, going to Goodison with his mates and idolising Bob Latchford before a career in football started as a centre forward taking him across the mersey for a start with Tranmere Rovers. We hear about the call 2 years into his Tranmere career from Howard Kendall, making his dreams come true as he signed for Everton and just what his first impressions where of a young team that included Graeme Sharpe, Neville Southall & Kevin Ratcliffe before watching that eventual dominant 80's side be built with the signings that followed in the next 2 years. We hear stories about Andy King, Peter Reid and how team bonding was helped by the legendary Chinese restaurant team nights out before we break down just what the start of that mid 80's dominance was, Birmingham, Oxford, Liverpool in the milk cup and of course the FA Cup final in 1984 and his memories of that day. 84-85 is spoken about with great pride and emotion as the lads hang on Degsy's every word from winning at Anfield in October to Everton's 8th league title and first European trophy in May. The importance of Andy Gray is quickly replaced by his memories of hearing Andy was leaving, and how he felt his replacement Gary Lineker did in the season that followed, which ended in heartbreak and has Degsy tell us of just how that 85-86 season hurt him going into the summer. Injuries and brutal honesty of the next 2 seasons take up the last section of the show, as Degsy's Everton career wound down with him just getting enough appearances to collect his medal in 1987, and his emotion at leaving the Club in 1988. This is a podcast that takes us down memory lane, from the inside of the greatest period in the clubs history. A passionate blue, who as he said it 'lived the dream and would have been on the terraces watching had he not'.
93 minutes | May 10, 2021
Episode 35 - Season 2020/21
This weeks show begins with the red half of the show, Terry McGivern and Gary Murray, finally being able to discuss a victory at Anfield again after Liverpool best Southampton 2-0. The blues, Ian Mills and Gary Judge, follow this by agreeing they’ve been “sucked back in” after Everton come away from The London Stadium with a 0-1 against West Ham. There is a social media section which sees questions to the blues about brands and Davies/ Gomes whereas the reds face a question on the front four and how they work/ don’t work with each other. There is a question for a bit of fun which includes both sides discussing a potential player swap. This weeks look back in history see the blues look back to a club legend retiring in 2006. The reds look back to 1998 and Roy Evans’ solo spell as manager coming to an end after a defeat to Derby County which seen Gerard Houllier join the club as joint manager. Next is a brief game of higher or lower where Judgey uses more of from this season as opposed to more historic statistics. Finally, the previews begin with the reds talking over the importance of two away victories against Man Utd on Thursday and West Brom on Sunday and the blues end the show with a look at the two home games against Aston Villa and Sheff Utd and the potential of securing European football for next season.
82 minutes | May 3, 2021
Episode 34 - Season 2020/ 21
Episode 34 of Across The Park Podcast begins with the blues, Gary Judge and Andrew Price, again, bemoaning Everton’s dismal home form after defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. During their analysis, they respond to some social media comments from their fellow fans who aim a lot of their frustrations towards Caro Ancelotti. Next, the reds, Gary Murray and Phil Roberts discuss what unfolded at Old Trafford which resulted in their game against Man Utd being postponed. They give their thoughts on the protests carried out by the United supporters. A social media question follows this section where the listener asked both sets of fans what one player has exceeded expectation and what player has underperformed during this season. All four of the lads give their answers and reasons to this. Another variation of higher or lower returns this week followed by another popular feature, “who am i?”. The previews of the upcoming weekend fixtures are next where Liverpool play hosts to Southampton and Everton are away to West Ham. The show ends this week with a look back in history with the blues looking back to their team in 2005 when they clinched 4th spot in the Premier league, ahead of 5th place Liverpool, securing a spot in the CL qualifiers. The reds also look back to 2005 and to their CL semi final victory over Chelsea which sent them through that famous final in Istanbul.
116 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Episode 33 - Season 2020/21
Episode 33 see's reds Phil Roberts and Terry McGivern alongside blues Ian Mills and Andrew Price, start by discussing Liverpool abandoning joining the European super League, the possible sanctions that could be faced and fielding social media questions about the lack of protests on match-day and the reasons why. Everton's 1-0 win at Arsenal is broken down and discussion as to why it's 'the hope that kills you' occupies the blues mind's, as well as the lads praising the performance of Jordan Pickford. We then talk Liverpool's draw against Newcastle and how disappointing the result was despite a positive performance on the day, as the reds point to confidence issues being costly not only on the day, but also with regards the end of season objectives. A mini interview is dropped in, which see's ex guest and friend of the show, Paddy Pimblett talking his MMA career and his recent signing with the UFC, before we cover 'This week in history', tackle social media questions, go head to head in 'Who am I?' and preview Everton Vs Aston Villa and Liverpool's trip to Manchester United. Please be advised there is some strong language in the episode that won't be suitable for children.
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