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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

Across The Park Podcast


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    ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Brighton

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 7:10

    Terry & Gary give the instant reaction to Liverpool's hard fought 2-2 draw with Brighton at Anfield

    ATP Game On - Episode 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 21:50

    For the first time Across The Park Podcast brings you a second show for this week. Here you'll see blues, Ian Mills and Andrew Price take on the Reds, Gary Murray and Terry Mcgivern, in a game of higher or lower with questions about both clubs, before looking back to 20th October 2007 for "Week in History". The game finished Everton 1 - 2 Liverpool with Dirk Kuyt scoring a late penalty. But the game was not without some serious controversy which favoured the red side of the city. Dont miss the lads discussing their feeling where you can see the emotion is still strong in the memory.

    ATP Episode 11 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 59:18

    Blues, Ian Mills & Andrew Price and reds Terry McGivern and Gary Murray discuss the weekends results for both sides, a look ahead to the fixtures this week and tackle some social media questions.

    ATP Episode 10 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 70:20

    Episode 10 of the 2021/22 season sees blue panelists Mills and Pricey joined by familiar red panelist Phil and guest Dave Goulding. The reds begin the show by gushing over Liverpool's 5-0 victory away at Watford, giving special praise to Mo Salah. Pricey and Mills are emotional, just one hour after Everton's frustrating defeat to potential league rivals West Ham, as the blues rue the current injury crisis in the forward positions. Match reviews are followed by questions from the listeners and regular feature: ‘This Week In History.' The show closes with a game of Higher or Lower, before the blues preview Everton's upcoming fixture against Watford, whilst the reds discuss champions league opposition in the form of Atletico Madrid and a huge North West derby against Manchester United

    ATP Episode 9 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 92:43

    In the latest episode of Across the Park Podcast, the lads sit down to preview the upcoming fixtures, with Liverpool travelling to Watford, now under the influence of the enigmatic Claudio Ranieri. Despite the presence of a new manager, both Phil and Terry fancy the reds to have too much for them. The lads tackle some challenging and amusing social media questions, including pre and post match rituals, with a debate on whether drinks before or after the match are better for the overall experience! This Week in History sees the blues recalling a memorable 2-0 derby victory against Liverpool, which saw Danny Cadamarteri burst onto the scene with a goal. The reds, meanwhile, recall a less positive memory, being the week the late great Gerard Houllier suffered a heart attack during a game, which left Phil Thompson in temporary charge of the reds, whilst the reds manager recovered. Higher or Lower then brings some tricky questions for both sides of the park, before the show is rounded off with the blues looking ahead to Rafael Benitez and David Moyes clashing at Goodison, as Everton host West Ham on Sunday

    ATP Episode 8 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 82:11

    This weeks episode kicks off with the blues, Gary Judge and Andrew Price, discussing their sides 1-1 draw away at Old Trafford. They question whether Everton were unlucky not to take all three points while praising Benitez's tactics and the performance of Gray, Townsend and Doucoure. They give their opinion on the Tom Davies' decision making in regards to the disallowed goal late on. Next the reds, Terry McGivern and Gary Murray, get stuck into their hard fought home draw with last years champions Man City. The talk surrounds Fabinho looking unusually leggy, Milners struggles at RB and the brilliance and importance of “best in the world” Mo Salah. Next up is the social media section of the show where the lads are tasked with answering questions including Salahs contract situation, Gbamin's continued absence, Everton plodding along and Sadio Manes struggles. This weeks “week in history” begins with the blues remembering their Europa league aggregate defeat to Standard Liege in 2008, while the reds discuss Brendan Rogers departure and Klopp jointing back in 2004. Our final segment this week is “who am I” hosted by Gary Murray, starting with an ex blues player before ending with a former red.

    ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs M.City 03/10/2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 11:47

    Terry & Gary give the initial reaction to Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Man City at Anfield

    ATP Episode 7 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 96:27

    Gary Murray, Phil Roberts and Ian Mills are joined by Mel Harvey for Episode 7, and the debut show on Youtube! Ian & Mel kick us off talking about Everton's cup exit to QPR, and victory at home to Norwich, before Phil & Gary discuss Liverpool's 3rd round league cup victory and draw at Brentford. We have this week in history covering derby games from 1999 and 2008, higher or lower, social media including the 'go to' chippy tea, James Rodriguez, most memorable derby games & Andrew Robertson's form before looking ahead to Champions league, and premier league games this week with the reds at Porto, home to Man City, and the blues going away to Man Utd.

    ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 2-0 Norwich

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 10:03

    Ian Mills & Andrew Price with the instant match reaction

    ATP Episode 6 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 82:33

    This weeks episode of Across The Park Podcast sees the reds Phil Roberts and Gary Murray review what was a hard fought home victory against Crystal Palace. Focus is on a completely new back four partnership and how they performed together as well as Mo Salahs continued brilliance. Phil and Gary then look at their Carabao Cup tie against Norwich and what they expect to see in regards to team selection and result. Next, the blues, Andrew Price and Gary Judge, dissect the disappointing away result at Aston Villa where they lost 3-0. The discussion surrounds individual performances and where the game seemed to go wrong. Alex Iwobi, Lucas Digne and Asmir Begovic come in for some criticism and the lack of quality squad depth is becoming noticeable already this season. The blues then move onto their away Carabao Cup fixture at QPR and what they expect from the game. The social media section is next where multiple questions are faced including Everton's bad spending during Brands' time at the club and are some Liverpool fans getting carried away too soon this season?. The blues take some time to discuss what looks like James Rodriguez's impeding departure and their thoughts surrounding this. Higher or lower is up next, hosted this week by Andrew Price, where the focus is on Goodison Park and Anfield. The show, as always, ends with the lads looking at their upcoming fixtures on the weekend with Everton hosting a winless Norwich at 3pm on Saturday, while Liverpool head to the Brentford Community Stadium on Saturday at 5:30pm.

    ATP Instant Match Reaction: Liverpool v Crystal Palace

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 8:17

    Phil, Gary & Jim give their instant reaction to Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield.

    ATP Episode 5 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 93:57

    The latest Across The Park podcast is a highly positive one with both sides recording victories in the fourth round of fixtures and both sitting at the top of the league table on 10 points. Terry, the sole reds representative on this weeks podcast, is optimistic about upcoming season having witnessed another highly fluent and dominant attacking display at Leeds. There were a lot of positives including the performance of Thiago but these were outweighed by the disappointment of losing Harvey Elliot to a devastating, season ending injury. Terry reflects on the challenge which led to the injury and the implications on the strength of the squad going forwards. The blues, Ian Mills and Gary Judge, were left buzzing after another come back seen them destroy a stubborn Burnley in an electric 15 minute spell with what both described, as some of the best attacking and aggressive football they'd seen in a number of years. The blues win was slightly marred by another negative outburst from Richarlison and Ian questions his long term future. Both sides of the park face some social media questions including the success of Everton's budget summer signings and the place that Mo Salah may have alongside Liverpool legends of yesteryear. There are upcoming fixtures for both sides discussed with Liverpool opening their champions league campaign against AC Milan and entertaining Crystal Palace whilst the Blues travel to Aston Villa. The lads give their predictions on the upcoming games after a look back at two Merseyside derbies in “a week in history” and the ever popular “higher or lower” quiz game.

    ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 3-1 Burnley

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 8:33

    Ian Mills & Andrew Price discuss the match LIVE from Goodison Park

    ATP Episode 4 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 81:44

    In the latest episode of across the park podcast, the lads are joined by local football historian and author Peter Kenny Jones who this week represents the reds with Phil, while Millsy and Pricey are in the blue corner. We talk to Pete about his new book “Liddell at One Hundred”, an interesting read about Liverpool legend Billy Liddell and also get Peter's view on the current Liverpool team. The boys give their predictions on how the two teams will finish the 2021/22 season as part of the listeners questions and there is also the return of Who am I. We also look back at this week in history and forward to the weekends action with Liverpool's trip to Leeds on Sunday, will it be a potential banana skin or can a fully fit Liverpool continue their good start. Everton welcome Burnley on Monday with Millsy and Pricey wondering if Benitez's tactical influence can help do what couldn't be done last season and beat The Clarets at home.

    ATP Episode 3 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 89:13

    Episode three of the 2021/22 season sees blue panelists Judgy and Pricey joined by reds Terry and Phil to discuss all of the football fallout on Merseyside this week. The transfer window has now closed and the show begins with Terry and Phil expressing their views on Liverpool's transfer business, or lack thereof. The blues then go back and forth discussing Everton's incomings and the notable absence of a player who will be able to really impact the first eleven. Along the way both sides react to some of the many comments and questions received from listeners. Sticking with transfers, “This Week In History” sees the red side look back at Roy Hodgson's summer transfer window in 2010 and recall their emotions at the time, whilst the blues reminisce on what was one of the best transfer windows of their lifetimes. Focus then turns to last weekends fixtures which saw Everton take all three points at Brighton with a comfortable 2-0 victory, whilst Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw in a massive fixture against Chelsea at Anfield. The show closes with another round of the ever popular “Higher Or Lower?” Will it be You'll Never Walk Alone or Z-Cars pumping out of homes around Merseyside this week?

    ATP Instant Match Reaction: Liverpool v Chelsea

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2021 10:17

    Terry and Phil give their instant reaction to the 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield.

    ATP Episode 2 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 93:39

    This week's episode begins with reds, Terry McGivern & Gary Murray discussing how good it felt to be back at a packed Anfield for the first home game and victory over Burnley, which sees them pick out some individuals for some well deserved praise. The blues, Ian Mills & Gary Judge, follow up, revealing they were disappointed with a draw, given the chances they had in the game, where despite crediting Leeds tactically, they believe Benitez set out his team perfectly. Listener questions, follow with question on some players that aren't good enough still being played regularly by the blues, with Michael Keane, in particular coming in for criticism. This week in history is next where the reds look back to this week in 2014 and the signing of Mario Balotelli, whilst the blues look back to 2005 to when Everton were in Villarreal, trying to qualify for the Champions League for the first time. Millsy hosts this weeks higher or lower which is based on transfer fees for both clubs. The show ends with the blue side looking to their 2nd round Carabao Cup tie away to Huddersfield before their third game of this premier league season away to Brighton, while the reds look at an early top of the league clash, against Chelsea in the 5.30pm game on Saturday.

    ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Burnley

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 8:50

    Terry, Phil and Jim give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 2-0 win over Burnley at Anfield

    ATP Episode 1 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 73:07

    Premier League football is back and episode 1 of the 2021/22 season sees reds; Terry and Phil joined by blues Judy and Pricey to talk all things Liverpool and Everton. The show opens with the blues discussing their pleasing 3-1 Victory at home to Southampton and how it felt being back at Goodison with a full capacity crowd. Conversation turns to Liverpool's dominant 3-0 victory over The Canaries at Carrow Road. Terry and Phil muse over the brilliance of Mo Salah and express their delight at seeing Van Dijk back in the centre of defence alongside the promising Tsimikas who made his premier league debut at left back. Social media questions from the listeners see Judgy and Pricey talking formations and the status of Alex Iwobi, as well as discussing a particular loan signing from Chelsea. On the red side of things the lads discuss the transfer window and how the squad is shaping up relative to Liverpool's rivals for the title this year. As always we feature “This Week in History,” taking both sets of supporters on a trip down memory lane, whilst this weeks quiz; “Who Am I?” provides the listeners a chance to pit their wits against our panelists. The show is closed out with Judgy and Pricey discussing Everton's tricky upcoming fixture away to Leeds, whilst the reds look forward to this weekends early kick off, at Anfield, as Liverpool host Burnley.

    ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 3-1 Southampton

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2021 9:32

    Judgy, Pricey & Millsy live post match from Goodison Park

    ATP Pre Season Episode 3 - Season 21/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2021 87:17

    This weeks episode begins with the blues, Andrew Price & Ian Mills looking back at Everton's lack lustre performance and result in their final pre season game at old Trafford where they lost 4-0. Amongst the discussion, they reflect on a small minority of the fans at the game aiming stick towards Rafa Benitez being the man in charge. The reds, Phil Roberts & Gary Murray, then look at the first of their final two pre season games where they drew 1-1 at Anfield with Athletic Bilbao. The game seen Andy Robertson helped off with what looked like ankle damage, the home return for Van Dijk and Harvey Elliot lighting the game up and not looking out of place. Social media is next with questions towards Liverpool's lack of signings & Marcel Brands' role and what he's actually doing. Next is some fun with a red and blue “who am I”, hosted this week by Gary. This week in history is next with the Everton lads looking to the signing of Leighton Baines back in 2007 and the Liverpool lads looking at 2004 when Michael Owen controversially left for Real Madrid. Finally, both sides get to preview the return of the premier league with the blues first up hosting Southampton at 3pm on Saturday, while Liverpool face a trip to Norwich City at 5:30pm on the same day. 

    ATP Pre Season Episode 2 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2021 74:31

    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.

    ATP Extra Episode 51 - Don Hutchison

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 75:27

    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.

    Pre-Season 1 - Season 2021/22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 81:48


    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


    ATP Extra Episode 50 - Andy Gray

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021 97:06

    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!

    ATP Summer Session 2 - 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2021 57:48

    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.

    ATP Extra Episode 49 - John Welsh

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 4, 2021 103:02

    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.

    ATP Extra Episode 48 - Pat Nevin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 63:57


    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!


    ATP Instant Reaction - Benitez Confirmed as Everton manager

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 24:13

    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.

    ATP Summer Session 1 - 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 52:08

    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.

    ATP Extra Episode 47 - George Sephton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2021 61:52

    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. 

    ATP Extra Episode 46 - Tranmere Rovers 20/21 Season Review with Matt Jones.

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 35:54


    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


    ATP Instant Reaction - Carlo Ancelotti leaves Everton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 17:11

    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?

    Season Review - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2021 70:51

    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!

    Episode 37 - Season 2020/2021

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021 78:29

    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.

    ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 1 -0 Wolves

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021 11:07

    Ian Mills reaction live from Goodison Park.

    Episode 36 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021 74:18

    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.

    ATP Extra Episode 45 - Derek Mountfield

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 113:37


    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'.


    Episode 35 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021 93:06

    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.

    Episode 34 - Season 2020/ 21

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 81:52

    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.

    Episode 33 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021 115:52

    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.

    Episode 32 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 95:06

    Episode 32 is dominated by the news and reaction of the proposed new “European Super League” where reds, Terry McGivern & Gary Murray, along with blues, Ian Mills and Gary Judge get stuck into the details of the breaking news; what the implications may be for the clubs involved and what will come for the clubs not involved. The reds are certainly hold nothing back in their contempt for Liverpool's owners and their part in the plans and the blues are equally vocal in their reaction to the shocking headlines. The show ends with brief reviews and previews of the surrounding Liverpool/ Everton games, followed by a light hearted game of “higher or lower”. Please be advised there is some strong language in the episode that won't be suitable for children. 

    ATP Episode 31 - Season 2020/ 21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 93:28

    This weeks episode begins with the reds, Gary Murray and Phil Roberts, looking back at their first Premier League win at Anfield this calendar year after TAA’s late winner against Villa. They discussed the importance of getting back to winning ways and putting the pressure on the teams around them by finishing the game in fourth. A listener question is discussed regarding Trent's potential England selection/ omission for the forthcoming Euros in the summer. With the second leg of the CL quarter final against Real Madrid coming tomorrow, Phil and Gary go straight into previewing the game and what the possible team selection could be and how they see Klopp approaching the game. The blues this week, Andrew Price and Gary Judge, move onto Everton’s continued poor form after the dismal 0-0 with Brighton on Monday night. They exchange views on where the problems are and the midfield get the majority of the scrutiny. Some social media questions follow the review including a hypothetical of who would be under more pressure out of Klopp and Ancelotti if both teams finished with no trophies and outside the European places in the league, which causes a lot of debate between the lads. Next up is the popular higher or lower where Phil has prepared another slight alteration on the usual format. The blues move on to previewing their Friday night home fixture against Spurs and how they see the game going before the reds do the same for their game away at Leeds on Monday night. The show sees the return with another popular feature where phil gives clues for a who am I for, firstly, an Everton player followed by a Liverpool player.

    Episode 30 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021 82:21

    This week's episode of Across The Park Podcast kicks off with the reds, Gary Murray and Terry McGivern, having mixed performances to review from dominating Arsenal and looking more like their usual selves, to being out worked, out played and out classed against Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League Quarter Final. The blues, Ian Mills and Andrew Price, then discuss Everton’s continued disappointing home form after they conceded late to draw against Crystal Palace, which saw the podcast inundated with messages from disgruntled fans. Next, the blue side look back to 1995 in this week in history, at their 4-1 FA Cup semi final victory over Tottenham. The reds, this week, look at a more recent week in history when they dismantled Manchester City in the Champions League QF first leg back in 2018. A listener favourite is next with the reds and blues competing in higher or lower, with Ian Mills hosting so Pricey is going solo against the two reds. To end the show the reds look ahead to their weekend home fixture against Aston Villa where they have the chance to go fourth before the other teams around them play, while the blues look to their away fixture at Brighton, discussing what line up and tactics they’d prefer Carlo Ancelotti to go with.

    ATP Extra Episode 44 - Lee Butler

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2021 90:14

    The legendary DJ, Lee Butler joins Ian Mills and Phil Roberts in a brilliant Across The Park Extra! Lee tells us how he grew up as the legendary Billy Butler's son, who is a staunch Evertonian, but followed in his Mum and brother's path, in becoming a huge Liverpool fan. He tells us of his memories of Keegan and Dalglish, going the game and has the lad's in stitches with tales from his childhood, moving across the city and having his mates, football and girls taken away from him as he settled into a new school which was the complete opposite of what he had been used to. We of course, talk music and the nightclub scene and Lee tells us how music and clubbing captured his heart as a teenager, with memories of Liverpool's amazing Quadrant park nightclub, the state and Secrets! His career as a DJ is discussed in both nightclubs, and on Radio City before in brutal honesty, Lee tells us how his addiction to alcohol and drugs took over, and just how he beat his addiction as well as being focused on helping others beat 'the beast'. The amazing, In demand radio and Ravin fit are discussed, as Lee discusses his passion in producing great local content, with local dj's and amazing new music as well as his hopes of getting Ravin fit back after the pandemic. We close by discussing his thoughts on Liverpool FC at the moment, how disappointing not being able to be at Anfield when the reds captured the 19th league title and his love for Jurgen Klopp. Music, football, addiction and much more in an umissable podcast with a legend of the city!

    ATP Episode 29 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021 78:53

    This weeks episode of Across The Park Podcast begins with the reds, Gary Murray & Phil Roberts looking ahead to Liverpool’s away fixture at Arsenal on Saturday evening and their Champions League Quarter final 1st leg away to Real Madrid. The blues, Andrew Price & Gary Judge, follow this by previewing Everton’s home game against Crystal Palace on Monday night and then touch on the announcement that their new stadium has been given the green light by the government to begin construction. “This week in history” sees the reds looking back to 1999 when they beat Everton for the first time in 5 years with Fowler having some banter with the Everton fans after scoring a penalty in front of the away fans. The blues look back to the same year when Kevin Campbell was brought to the club and the impact he had on the team, including keeping Everton in the premier league with his vital goals. The popular “higher or lower” returns by popular demand as the lads go up against each other on both teams stats since the formation of the Premier League. There’s an extra feature this week in the absence of game reviews with “who am I?”. The show then concludes with a few selected social media questions for both sides of the park to get stuck into including Lukaku's availability this summer and Van Bastens comments about scrapping the offside rule.

    Episode 28 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 61:39

    In the latest episode of Across The Park podcast, the lads sit down to review Everton’s recent FA Cup home defeat to Man City, with Judgy and Pricey debating whether Mr Ancelotti’s tactics were to blame or if it was a simple case of a gulf in quality. With no Liverpool game to reflect on this week, Terry and Phil look instead at the Champions League quarter final draw, which sees the reds pitted against Real Madrid, giving them a chance to avenge the 2018 final defeat and progress further on what appears the better side of the draw. This week in history sees the Everton lads recall their own memories of David Moyes first away game in charge, a 4-3 victory at Derby County, whilst for the reds it’s a look back at Hicks & Gillett’s Anfield takeover in 2007. As usual the lads answer some listeners questions including whether the Toffee’s would rather sell Richarlison or Calvert-Lewin in a hypothetical situation and for the reds, reaction to Trent Alexander-Arnold being omitted from the latest England squad

    Episode 27 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 94:48

    This week's episode of Across The Park Podcast starts with the blues, Ian Mills and Gary Judge, discussing their continued disappointing home form after their defeat to the hands of Burnley, giving their opinions on why the so called lesser teams are causing them problems at Goodison Park. There are then some passionate social media questions levelled at the lads, asking about the inconsistencies and how much blame the manager should take. The reds, Gary Murray and Terry McGivern, then give their thoughts after Liverpool got back to winning ways, firstly, against RB Leipzig, in Budapest, which saw them progress to the quarter finals of the Champions League, followed by their 1-0 victory over Wolves at Molineux. Also covered is a question from a listener regarding potential outgoings and incomings at the end of the season. Fun feature Higher/Lower is next up, with Liverpool hat tricks and Everton top goal scorers forming the subjects before the lads then look back at "This Week in History", where the red half enjoy discussing club legend Steven Gerrard's hat-trick against the toffees at Anfield back in 2012, while the blues look back at 2002 when Walter Smith lost his job after a defeat at the Riverside to Middlesbrough, to then be replaced by David Moyes. The show ends with an FA Cup quarter final preview, with Everton playing host to Manchester City with the blues debating whether the blues can pull off a shock win and progress to the semi-final stage.

    ATP Extra Episode 43 - Tony Cottee

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 68:25


    On an Everton FC special extra, Ian Mills & Andrew Price are joined by one of their first heroes in the blue shirt, a man who scored 99 goals over a 6 year period for the blues, Tony Cottee. Tony tells us how he decided to leave London and resist offers from Arsenal to join Colin Harvey's Everton in 1988 and his memories of him and newer players entering the dressing room of the disbanding mid 80's side. We ask about his memories working under Colin and the unique situation of feeling he let Colin down when he lost his job, only to see him return days later as Howard Kendall's number 2. His relationship with Howard is talked about in detail, as well as tales from Chinese meals he had to fund, and his memories of playing with great players such as Neville Southall, Graeme Sharpe and Peter Beardsley. Tony gives us his thoughts on Billy Kenny during a sad time at the club as well as his memories of the unity in the city during the 1989 FA cup final after the tragic Hillsborough disaster. No questions are off topic as we ask what went wrong during Mike Walker's time at the club, and what it was like being on the pitch during THAT Wimbledon game, when the blues stared relegation in the face. His departure is covered, and how he felt just missing out on teaming with Duncan Ferguson under Joe Royle as well as his best memories, and message to Evertonians today. A must listen for all blues!


    Episode 26 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 86:05

    Episode 26 of the Across the Park Podcast sees blues Ian Mills and Andrew Price, joined by reds Terry McGivern and Phil Roberts, reviewing what turned out to be a disappointing week for both clubs, in terms of results. The blues, saw their top four hopes dented, after following up a win against W.Brom with a defeat to top 4 rivals Chelsea, with Millsy and Pricey both disappointed with the performance of Andre Gomes and the lack of creativity they saw from the team. Attention them turns to Liverpool where things appear to be going from bad to worse with defeat to both Chelsea and Premier League strugglers Fulham, made it 6 losses in a row at home and an unwanted new record for consecutive home defeats, with Terry and Phil trying to make sense of what is happening at the club. Some social media questions are covered, before the week in history sees the blues reflect on the signing of Landon Donovan, whilst the reds look back to happier times that saw Liverpool put four goals past Madrid and Manchester Utd in the same week. A quick game of "Who Am I" from Phil is covered before both sides then preview upcoming games; a CL last 16 2nd leg for Liverpool against Red Bull Leipzig first on Wednesday, before they travel to Wolves on Monday evening, whilst the blues host Burnley at Goodison in the 5.30pm kick off on Saturday.

    Episode 25 - Season 2020/21

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 103:52

    Episode 25 kicks off with the sad news of Liverpool legend Ian St John’s passing and the lads discuss the memories they have of him. The blues, Ian Mills and Gary Judge begin by discussing the news that the new stadium at Bramley Moore took a step closer this week with only the governments decision standing in the way of the building starting. The reds, Gary Murray and Phil Roberts, start the previews this week looking back at their 2-0 victory away to league strugglers Sheff Utd where they compare opinions on Curtis Jones, Bobby Firmino and Ozan Kabak. The blue side then look at their 1-0 home victory against Southampton where they agreed it was a much needed “ugly” win. They compare notes on Richarlison, the returning Allan and the continued form of Gylfi Sigurdsson. This week in history sees the reds fondly remember their 2-0 victory in the 2003 Worthington Cup Final against bitter rivals Man Utd whilst the blues look back at confirmation of Farhad Moshiri purchasing 49.9% of Bill Kenwright's shares back in 2016 and the impact Moshiri has had on the club since. The lads try out a new feature, “who am I?” for players from both side of the park before the previews of the upcoming games round off the show. Liverpool have home games against Chelsea on Thursday and Fulham on Sunday while Everton travel to former manager Sam Allardyce’s West Brom on Thursday before a trip to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea on Monday Night.

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