Soccer AM/MW - the home of lively and humorous discussion from the Football and Non Leagues

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Radio Show

Soccer AM/MW was originally a football talk show broadcast from 2007-2008 on Frequency 1350 AM/MW, the student radio station at Preston's University of Central Lancashire.

The brainchild of Craig Laycock, Seb Noble, and Matt Turland (left-right), the show focused purely on the game in the Football and Non Leagues - nothing on the Premier League.

Making the transition onto the internet in 2009, its unique mix of football chat and banter lives on.

The usual features from the radio show are here. Every week the lads preview and then review a match from the Football League. The Prediction League competition continues throughout the season too.

The lads also debate and discuss the big talking points in the game, and there's plenty of the fun and trivia which made the show so popular. You can find all these on the panel at the top and right hand side of the page.

Soccer AM/MW - representing real football for real football fans.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Featured League

Calling fans of Southport, Alfreton, and Harrogate - we know you're reading this - and have we got exciting news for you!

Yes, that's right, in the sort of random act of number guessing that can become a daytime TV hit, the Soccer AM/MW team have picked their Non-League division of the season - and it's the Blue Square Conference North.

In a draw that took place yesterday, the BSN was randomly picked from a shortlist of 11 possible divisions. Unfortunately we weren't able to rope a former FA Cup winner to do the deed, heck, we couldn't even afford Jim Rosenthal to present it live on national telly.... badly.

We did have Soccer AM/MW's reigning Prediction League Champion Matt Turland to do the honours though, so what more do you need?

So, over the coming nine months we'll have plenty of updates keeping you in tune with the rollercoaster ride that is the northern half of the Conference's second tier.

We know you're as excited as we are.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Out and about

A trip down memory lane... well, down the road to Lancaster, actually.

Pictures from the Soccer AM/MW trip to Lancaster City against Bamber Bridge at the Giant Axe ground in November 2007. The Brig won 2-0, for the record.

Nobes, Lakes, and Turls hit Lancaster.

The boys are impressed by Lancaster Castle.

There really is something amazing behind them.

Someone should tell them the 'thumbs-up' is
no longer cool

The lads take a well earned break from....
Just a well earned break.

Born for radio - Lakes, Nobes, and Turls.

Nobes interviews a Russian tourist AKA Turls.

The kind of photo Nobes secretly wishes will
appear on Before They Were Famous
Gather round to listen to the wise words of
the Prediction League Champion

The lads are also have serious broadcasting
to do.

At Bamber Bridge vs. Curzon Ashton
in April 2008. Ended 1-1.

The lads are told they're off to watch
Kettering play.

Friday, July 17, 2009

What to expect...

During the year Soccer AM/MW graced the airwaves of Lancashire and the wider world, the programme showcased a whole range of amusing and topical features.

Some of these cannot be brought to the blog, some will be, and some new features are already having literally minutes of time put into preparing them.

We'll still endeavour to do what no-one else can be bothered to, and cover the areas of football others won't touch. If there's a story at Frickley, then we'll tell you all about it. Well, providing it's a big one that we heard about without having to look for it.

Pork Scratchin' Corner will be back, and we'll be previewing and reviewing some of the biggest and most important games in the Football and Non League world.

They'll be the usual talking points which raised such heat in the radio studio that sometimes we were even forced to open the window. When the window actually could be opened, that is.

We'll also once again be displaying our general ignorance in the Prediction League. Defending champion Turls will be attempting to hold onto the crown he won at a canter last time out.

In an even greater act of bravado, we'll also be looking deep into our crystal balls (no jokes please) and trying to forecast how the Championship, League One, and League Two tables will look come the end of the season.

We'll also be turning our attentions to one lucky Non League club who will become our adopted team of the season. Fortunately, for everyone involved, this can't be Boston.

Also, if you've ever actually wondered who's leading the way and who's struggling at the bottom in the Cherry Red Records Premier Division, or some equally tinpot league, then we'll be adopting an obscure NL division for the season too.

And if that isn't enough to whet your appetite, and it's probably not, then football's dodgiest agent Harry Small will also be re-appearing. Quite literally - as for the first time we reveal his face to the world. Yes, it does seem absolutely anything can go onto the internet.

We might even stick up some photos of any matches we go to or any Soccer AM/MW meet-ups if we remember to take a camera and get it organised. Don't hold your breath.

Permission to get officially excited? Granted.


Monday, July 06, 2009

The Second Coming

During the 2007/8 football season, one radio show changed the face of football punditry and discussion forever. Some said it was revolutionary, some declared it 'a work of genius,' and others said it was a pure act of self indulgence on a barely listened-to student radio station.

Either way, everyone agreed Soccer AM/MW had made an impact, but enough of a lasting one? The answer was 'no' when the brand disappeared off the face of the earth after its first year.

What the show's critics didn't reckon for though was the demand from the programme's listeners, as well as the desperate need of the three presenters to have their ill-informed opinions heard.

So here it is, the next, and possibly last, chapter in the Soccer AM/MW story. The internet don't know what just hit it.


Saturday, July 04, 2009

Big Match - FA Cup 2010/11

The big match previews from the 2010/11 FA Cup:

Rochdale vs. FC United of Manchester. Preview | Review

Dover Athletic vs. Aldershot Town. Preview | Review

Preston North End vs. Nottingham Forest. Preview | Review

Big Match - League Two 2010/11

All the big match previews and reviews from the 2010/11 season in League Two.

Stevenage vs. Macclesfield Town. Preview | Review

Port Vale vs. Torquay United. Preview | Review

Burton Albion vs. Crewe Alexandra. Preview | Review

Bury vs. Accrington Stanley. Preview | Review | Analysis

Northampton Town vs. Gillingham. Preview | Review |Analysis

Oxford United vs. Barnet. Preview | Review

Torquay United vs. Cheltenham Town. Preview | Review

Stockport County vs. Lincoln City. Preview | Review

Crewe Alexandra vs. Gillingham. Preview | Review

Rotherham United vs. Barnet. Preview | Review

Port Vale vs. Bury. Preview | Review

Shrewsbury Town vs. Stockport County. Preview | Review

Chesterfield vs. Gillingham. Preview | Review

Big Match - League One 2010/11

All the big match previews and reviews from the 2010/11 season in League One.

Colchester United vs. Sheffield Wednesday. Preview | Review

Huddersfield Town vs. Bournemouth. Preview | Review

Peterborough United vs. Milton Keynes Dons. Preview | Review

Dagenham & Redbridge vs. Walsall. Preview | Review | Analysis

Tranmere Rovers vs. Plymouth Argyle. Preview | Review | Analysis

Southampton vs. Brentford. Preview | Review | Analysis

Colchester United vs. Charlton Athletic. Preview | Review

Walsall vs. Bristol Rovers. Preview | Review

Bournemouth vs. Huddersfield Town. Preview | Review

Swindon Town vs. Dagenham & Redbridge. Preview | Review

Southampton vs. Milton Keynes Dons. Preview | Review

Leyton Orient vs. Peterborough United. Preview | Review