Across The Park Podcast
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
Episode 37 - Season 2021/22
The reds encounter a step too far whilst the blues secure safety
May 23, 2022
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool 3-1 Wolves
Terry, Gary & Phil give their reaction to the last game of the season
May 22, 2022
ATP Preview - Liverpool vs Chelsea FA Cup Final
In this ATP preview special, Terry and Gary from the red side of the show, sit down to discuss Liverpool's second domestic cup final of the season; the FA Cup Final at Wembley. With Liverpool facing the same opponents they beat in the League Cup final earlier in the season, Chelsea, the lads talk about line ups, where they think the key action areas will be and what their plans for the game are.
May 13, 2022
ATP Extra - Richard Gough
Former Scotland, Dundee United, Rangers, Spurs and Everton defender Richard Gough joins Millsy and Judgy to look back on his Football journey. We focus, of course, on his short yet memorable 2 years at Everton; where he rolled back the years and earned himself a place in the hearts of all Evertonians. Richard shares the story of how he ended up at Everton, a story which involved Harry Redknapp, Alex Ferguson and Rio Ferdinand. Richard also talks fondly of the late and great Walter Smith as well as his experience of watching, playing against and with some Everton greats in the 80s. We also ask Richard about that infamous "scrap" with Don Hutchison and about his influence on the players and club off the pitch during the only significant spell on the sidelines he'd ever had in his career. in this 80 minute podcast Richard's knowledge of the game, appreciation of his fellow pro's and his sheer class shines through. We hope you all enjoy it as much as we did!
May 12, 2022
Episode 35 - Season 2021/22
Reds Terry & Phil join Blues Judgy and Pricey to discuss the fallout from Liverpool 1 - 1 Tottenham and Everton’s crucial win over Leicester, before looking ahead to the coming fixtures which see Liverpool travel to Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa, whilst Everton face Watford in a must win game away from home.
May 09, 2022
Episode 34 - Season 2021/22
Reds Terry and Gary and blues Judgy and Pricey run the rule over the 240th Merseyside derby, with Liverpool running out 2-0 winners at Anfield, in a hard fought and prickly game!
April 25, 2022
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Everton
Terry and Gary give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 2-0 win over Everton at Anfield.
April 24, 2022
Episode 33 - Season 2021/22 - Merseyside Derby Preview
The lads come together to discuss what will be a very tense Merseyside Derby, joined by spacial guests Andy Grant & David Downie.
April 21, 2022
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Man United
Terry and Phil give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 4-0 win over Man United at Anfield
April 19, 2022
Episode 32 - Season 2021/22
This weeks episode sees reds Phil Roberts and Gary Murray joined by regular blue panelist Ian Mills and special guest Mike from the blue boys podcast. The blue's fortunes seem to have taken a massive turn in the right direction this week, with a huge win over United, whilst Burnley failed to overcome bottom of the league Norwich. The lads discuss whether they believe that Everton are Safe or not. On the red side of the Park, Liverpool played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Premier League rivals Man City. The Lads discuss whether a point will be good enough for Liverpool and how things are set up for next weekends FA Cup Semi-Final.
April 11, 2022
Episode 31 - Season 2021/22
This week see's red's Terry McGivern and Phil Roberts joined by blues Ian Mills and Gary Judge, to discuss the latest from both sides of the park. The reds are pleased at the 2-0 win over Watford at Anfield, heading into the club's Champions League trip to Benfica on Tuesday, before they then contemplate a huge game against fellow title chasers Man City on Sunday. The blues meanwhile reflect on a disappointing loss to West Ham at the weekend, despite an improved performance before discussing their upcoming game against fellow relegation battlers Burnley, on Wednesday, in a must win game for both sides.
April 04, 2022
ATP Instant Match Reaction- Liverpool vs Watford
Terry and Jim give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 2-0 win over Watford at Anfield
April 02, 2022
ATP Episode 30 - Season 2021/22
00:00 Intro 01:40 Can Liverpool do the quadruple 23:26 Competition 24:41 Frank Lampard says players dont have the bollocks for a fight 38:20 Who do Everton try to offload in the summer?
March 21, 2022
ATP Episode 29 - Season 2021/22
Blue panelists Millsy & Pricey discuss Everton falling deeper into a relegation battle, giving their opinions on how likely they believe it is and where it would leave Everton as a club if the worst was to happen. Phil then talks Mo Salah, his contract and what he believes the club should do about the current contract stand-off. The show closes with Phil discussing a huge week ahead for Liverpool whilst blue thoughts turn to a massive game against Newcastle.
March 14, 2022
ATP Instant match reaction - Everton v Wolves
Instant match reaction
March 13, 2022
ATP Episode 28 - Season 2021/22
Blue Ian Mills, is joined by red Terry McGivern, to discuss all the goings on across the park. As sanctions bite on Roman Abramovic at Chelsea, Everton’s financial connections to fellow oligarch, Alisher Usmanov, are discussed, with the club’s precarious financial situation worrying Ian. Liverpool progressed to the quarter final of the Champions League in midweek, despite losing on the night to Inter Milan. However their two most recent home performances have Terry questioning whether the schedule is beginning to affect the team’s fluency. The show closes with a look ahead to the weekend’s games; Liverpool travel away to Brighton for the early kick off Saturday, whilst Everton face a must win game, hosting Wolves at Goodison on Sunday.
March 10, 2022
ATP Episode 27 - Season 2021/22
The reds Terry McGivern and Phil Roberts are joined by the blues Gary Judge and Andrew Price to discuss the latest developments Across The Park. An apology from PGMOL head Mike Riley, after the controversial handball decision in Everton's recent loss to Manchester City, is first up, with all four of the lads critical of the continued poor performance of VAR. Talk then turns to Liverpool's League Cup triumph over Chelsea at Wembley before the mid-week FA Cup fixtures are then previewed. Liverpool host Norwich on Wednesday night, whilst Everton play the lowest ranked team still in the competition; Boreham Wood, away on Thursday. Also getting a brief mention is predictions for the upcoming Premier League games, with Liverpool again at home, in the 5.30pm kick off Saturday to West Ham, whilst Everton travel to Spurs on Monday night.
March 01, 2022
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Chelsea (League Cup Final)
Terry and Gary give their instant reaction to Liverpool's League Cup final win at Wembley
February 27, 2022
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton vs Man City
Live from Goodison Park
February 27, 2022
ATP Game on - 25/2/22
Everton and Liverpool trivia: - Higher or Lower - Carabao Cup Final Betmate game for £1 - "Who Am I?" - Free Prize up for grabs for all YouTube subscribers
February 25, 2022
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Leeds
Terry and Phil give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 6-0 win at home to Leeds
February 23, 2022
ATP Episode 26 - Season 2021/22
- Reviews of Southampton vs Everton, Liverpool vs Norwich - Social Media questions - Previewing Everton vs Man City, Liverpool vs Leeds and Carabao Cup Final
February 21, 2022
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Norwich
Terry and Phil give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 3-1 win at home to Norwich
February 19, 2022
Instant Match Reaction - Everton 3-0 Leeds
Live from Goodison Park
February 12, 2022
ATP Episode 25 - Season 2021/22
This week's episode sees reds Terry McGivern and Gary Murray and blues Ian Mills and Andrew Price review the weekend's FA Cup 4th round games, with both team's progressing. The blues talk about the return of a feelgood factor, as a much improved Everton won 4-1, away to Brentford in new manager, Frank Lampard's first game. On the red side, Terry and Gary discuss their view on Liverpool's 3-1 win over Cardiff, at Anfield, with Curtis Jones and Naby Keita coming in for some criticism, whilst the cameos of Harvey Elliot and new boy Luis Diaz, were noted highlights. The show closes with a look ahead to this week's games, in a packed premier league schedule, with Everton facing Newcastle away on Tuesday, before hosting Leeds on Saturday, whilst Liverpool host Leicester on Thursday, before travelling to Burnley on Sunday.
February 07, 2022
ATP Game On - Episode 12
0:00 Intro 01:57 True or False 13:44 Reds Week in History 21:10 Blues Week in History 27:20 Who am i
February 03, 2022
ATP Episode 24 - Season 2021/22
00:00 Intro 01:15 Frank Lampard & Everton Signings 19:12 Liverpools Transfer Business 38:08 Everton v Brentford 44:00 Liverpool v Cardiff
February 01, 2022
ATP Game On - Episode 11
00:00 Intro 01:34 Higher or Lower 10:46 Everton Week in History 16:50 Liverpool Week in History 20:58 True or False
January 27, 2022
ATP Meets - The 27 Campaign - The Esk
The Esk talks to the blues about the 27 Campaign.
January 26, 2022
ATP Episode 23 - Season 2021/22
00:00 Intro 01:12 Everton 0 - 1 Aston Villa 19:48 Everton Manager Hunt 28:45 Arsenal 0 - 2 Liverpool 34:32 Crystal Palace 1 - 3 Liveprool
January 24, 2022
ATP Instant match reaction - Everton vs Aston Villa 22/1/22
Everton vs Aston Villa
January 22, 2022
ATP Game On - Episode 10
This weeks Game on features "Higher or Lower", "This Week In History" & "True or False"
January 20, 2022
ATP Episode 22 - Season 2021/22
00:00 Intro 02:18 Liverpool 3 - 0 Brentford 14:38 Norwich 2 - 1 Everton & Benitez Sacking 44:19 Everton v Aston Villa Preview 49:52 Liverpool Previews v Arsenal & Crystal Palace
January 17, 2022
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool 3-0 Brentford
Gary Murray gives his solo reaction the the victory at Anfield.
January 16, 2022
ATP Game on! - Episode 9
This week in history see's the reds look back on Kenny Dalglish returning in 2011, and the blues discuss the departure of Thomas Gravesen in 2005, as well as a battle of the Mersey, in true of false!
January 13, 2022
ATP Episode 21 - Season 2021/22
Terry McGivern & Phil Roberts, look back as the reds cruised past Shrewsbury in the FA Cup and also tackle some social media questions on the disgusting videos of songs from a section of the away fans, as well as looking at the performance of the youngsters and preview the League cup semi final against Arsenal, and the league game against Brentford, whilst blues Ian Mills & Andrew Price talk Lucas Digne's imminent departure, victory at Hull and tackle some social media questions on the manager and future of the club before previewing the trip to Norwich.
January 10, 2022
ATP Game on Episode 8 - This Week in History & Who Am I
This Week in History (Everton) - Ross Barkley leaves his boyhood club This Week in History (Liverpool) - Daniel Agger signs for the reds Who Am I?
January 07, 2022
ATP Episode 20 - Season 2021/22
This week's episode sees reds Terry McGivern and Phil Roberts joined by blues Gary Judge and Andrew Price. First up, the reds reflect on a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge, with Terry and Phil discussing their thoughts on the performance aswell as it's implications for the title race. The blues then discuss their latest loss, a 3-2 defeat at Goodison, to Brighton. Team formation, Rafa's team selections and decision making and poor performing players are all covered, with the position of the manager dominating the social media question part of the show too for the blue side. Rounding out the social media questions sees Terry and Phil give their views on Jordan Henderson's recent form and possible areas of weakness in the wider squad. The show is finished with previews for both sides; Liverpool travel to Arsenal in the 1st leg of the League Cup semi-final on Thursday before hosting Shrewsbury in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, whilst Everton travel to Hull on Saturday for a 5.30pm kick off, live on BBC.
January 03, 2022
ATP Instant match reaction - Everton vs Brighton 2/1/22
Instant reaction to Everton’s 3-2 defeat to Brighton
January 02, 2022
ATP Episode 19 - Season 2021/22
00:00 Intro 02:12 Meeting about postponing fixtures 05:25 Chelsea 1-1 Everton 14:29 Spurs 2-2 Liverpool 30:02 Liverpool v Leicester 34:35 Look back at 2021 45:52 Liverpool v Leeds 51:20 Burnley v Everton
December 20, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool 3 - 1 Newcastle United
Terry and Gary give their reactions to Liverpool’s latest home victory against Newcastle.
December 16, 2021
ATP Game on Episode 7 - Fantasy Football, trivia and this week in history
Quiz Time: Who Am I? & Higher or Lower? This Week In History: Liverpool - Klopp and Milner sign contract extensions. Everton - Duncan Ferguson takes the hot seat at Everton.
December 15, 2021
ATP Episode 18 - Season 2021/22
This week sees the reds Terry McGivern and Phil Roberts, joined by blues Ian Mills and Andrew Price on Across The Park. The lads discuss Liverpool's tough 1-0 win over an Aston Villa side managed by former captain and Liverpool legend, Steven Gerrard, before moving on to cover growing problems at Everton, after a 3-1 defeat away at Crystal Palace. Social media questions are dominated by messages about Rafa Benitez at Everton, whilst the reds comment on drawing Inter Milan in the botched CL last 16. The episode finishes with previews for upcoming games for both teams; Liverpool at home to Newcastle and Everton away to Chelsea on Thursday, before Liverpool travel to Spurs and Everton host Leicester on Sunday.
December 13, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool 1 - 0 Aston Villa
Gary and Phil give their view of the game where Liverpool beat Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa 1-0.
December 11, 2021
ATP Game on - Fantasy Football, trivia and this week in history
- Betmate Fantasy Football - Who am I? - This week in history (Everton) - Allardyce joins Everton - This week in history (Liverpool) - Origi wins the derby in bizarre fashion
December 10, 2021
ATP Episode 17 - Season 2021/22
Reviews of: - Wolves vs Liverpool - AC Milan vs Liverpool - Everton vs Arsenal Social Media questions: - Is this the end for Lucas Digne following "Rafa rift"? - Do the reds think they can win the CL again? - Who has been the best manager/ player/ signing so far? Previews of: - Liverpool vs Aston Villa - Palace vs Everton
December 08, 2021
ATP Instant match reaction - Everton vs Arsenal 6/12/21
Everton 2-1 Arsenal
December 07, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction (EFC) - Everton vs Liverpool
Millsy and Judgy give their instant reaction to Everton's 4-1 defeat to Liverpool in the derby at Goodison Park
December 01, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction (LFC) - Everton vs Liverpool
Terry and Gary give their instant reaction to Liverpool's 4-1 derby win over Everton at Goodison Park.
December 01, 2021
ATP Goodison Derby Preview (Part 2) - Season 21/22
Part 2 of our derby preview includes: - Introduction to "Betmate"; our newest partner - Joe Parkinson Previewing the derby including how it feels for a player on derby week - Stephen Warnock previewing the derby including an insight into Benitez' approach - Predictions from both sides of the park
November 29, 2021
ATP Episode 16 - Season 21/22 - Merseyside Derby Preview Part 1
Featuring Jamie Carragher & Kevin Campbell.
November 29, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Southampton
Terry, Phil and Gary give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 4-0 win over Southampton at Anfield
November 27, 2021
ATP Game On! - Episode 5
Ian Mills & Andrew Price go head to head with Terry McGivern & Gary Murray in blues vs reds, in Who Am I? & Higher or lower, as well as a look back at 'This week in history' as Andrei Kanchelskis scores a merseyside derby double in blue, and Neil Mellor erupts the Kop in 2004 with a screaming winner against Arsenal.
November 25, 2021
ATP Episode 15 - Season 21/22
Ian Mills & Andrew Price, the blues are joined by founder of the #BLUEBOYZNETWORK, Mike as they go head to head with Gary Murray and Terry McGivern for the reds in an episode packed with banter and debate. Liverpool's win against Arsenal is covered, as well as previewing Porto and Southampton whilst the blues look back on a poor performance at Manchester City, and look ahead to a trip to Brentford. Social media Q&A brings up a few surprising questions - Should Everton 'just fold'? and should Liverpool field the kids in the remaining Champions league games. Much more as well!
November 22, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Arsenal
Terry and Gary give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 4-0 win over Arsenal at Anfield
November 20, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 52 - Michael Branch
In an ATP Exclusive, Ian Mills & Phil Roberts sit down with former Everton striker Michael Branch, making his podcast debut in an Everton FC Special. We talk breaking through the youth team with record numbers and into Joe Royle's plans in 1996, before discussing Joe leaving, and how he found playing under his then captain/manager, Dave Watson. Howard Kendall's return and a disastrous injury plagued season in 1997 1998 is discussed, as Michael reveals how the injuries and subsequent lack of goals affected him mentally at that time, and how he got to a point of feeling exhausted and relieved that every game had ended. Nights out and memories with hilarious tales have the hosts in stitches, before we discuss how his Everton career ended, and his joy at being back at his boyhood club now, working for EITC. Michael's podcast debut, talking the timeline of his Everton career is a must listen for all Evertonians!
November 19, 2021
ATP - Game On! Episode 4
Terry McGivern and Phil Roberts for the reds take on Gary Judge and Andrew Price for the blues in this week's "Game On". The first game sees how well each set of fans knows their opposite number's club, with the second game a tester for both sides on the latest installment of "Who Am I". Regular feature "This Week in History" is also covered, with the blues looking back at Blue Union protests around the search for new ownership at Everton, whilst the reds recall a Champions League chastening at Anfield, at the hands of Barcelona, in their first season under the revamped format of Europe's premier competition.
November 18, 2021
ATP Episode 14, Season 21/22
- The blues and reds face questions from social media including their thoughts on Gerrard's appointment as Villa manager, their best midfielder and Marcel Brand's vs Steve Walsh - The reds preview their upcoming home game vs Arsenal with injuries hampering preparations - The blues look ahead with reservations, to their trip to Man City questioning how Benitez is going to stem the City tide!
November 15, 2021
ATP Game On! Episode 3
Ian Mills & Gary Judge for the blues, go head to head against Phil Roberts & Terry McGivern for the reds, in 'Who Am I' and 'Higher or lower' as well as looking back at 'This week in history' as Joe Royle is appointed Everton manager in 1994, and Roy Evans resigns as Liverpool manager in 1999.
November 10, 2021
ATP Episode 13 - Season 21/22
Ian Mills & Gary Judge for the blues talk about Everton 0-0 Spurs, whilst Terry McGivern & Phil Roberts for the reds reflect on West Ham 3-2 Liverpool. Both sides also answer Social Media questions from listeners and subscribers.
November 08, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 0-0 Spurs
Gary Judge & Ian Mills live from Goodison Park.
November 07, 2021
ATP Game on - Episode 2
Blues tackle reds in a two trivia challenges whilst both sides of the park look back in history - the blues look back at a 2007 trip to Nuremberg which ended in a 2-0 win. The reds look back to a 2001, 3-1 derby win against Everton and Nick Barmby's first game against his former club after making the move across the park
November 04, 2021
ATP Episode 12 - Season 2021/22
This weeks episode begins with Reds, Phil Roberts and Gary Murray, briefly voicing their disappointment in the 2-2 draw with Brighton from the weekend before Blues, Gary Judge and Andrew Price, show their frustration at another defeat, this time at the hands of Wolves. Next, the lads have some social media questions to answer from fans which include topics such as Evertons zonal marking and Liverpools rotation in defence. The show ends with both side looking ahead to this weeks fixtures, with Everton playing host to Spurs who have a new manager in Antonio Conte. Liverpool have two games this week beginning with their fourth Champions League group game at home against Atletico Madrid, then they're away in the Premier League at David Moyes' West Ham United.
November 02, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Brighton
Terry & Gary give the instant reaction to Liverpool's hard fought 2-2 draw with Brighton at Anfield
October 30, 2021
ATP Game On - Episode 1
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.
October 28, 2021
ATP Episode 11 - Season 2021/22
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.
October 25, 2021
ATP Episode 10 - Season 2021/22
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
October 17, 2021
ATP Episode 9 - Season 2020/21
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
October 11, 2021
ATP Episode 8 - Season 2021/22
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.
October 05, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs M.City 03/10/2021
Terry & Gary give the initial reaction to Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Man City at Anfield
October 03, 2021
ATP Episode 7 - Season 2021/22
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.
September 27, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 2-0 Norwich
Ian Mills & Andrew Price with the instant match reaction
September 25, 2021
ATP Episode 6 - Season 2021/22
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.
September 20, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction: Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Phil, Gary & Jim give their instant reaction to Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield.
September 18, 2021
ATP Episode 5 - Season 2021/22
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.
September 14, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 3-1 Burnley
Ian Mills & Andrew Price discuss the match LIVE from Goodison Park
September 13, 2021
ATP Episode 4 - Season 2021/22
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.
September 06, 2021
ATP Episode 3 - Season 2021/22
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?
September 01, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction: Liverpool v Chelsea
Terry and Phil give their instant reaction to the 1-1 draw between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield.
August 28, 2021
ATP Episode 2 - Season 2021/22
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.
August 23, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool vs Burnley
Terry, Phil and Jim give the instant reaction to Liverpool's 2-0 win over Burnley at Anfield
August 21, 2021
ATP Episode 1 - Season 2021/22
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.
August 16, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 3-1 Southampton
Judgy, Pricey & Millsy live post match from Goodison Park
August 14, 2021
ATP Pre Season Episode 3 - Season 21/22
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.
August 09, 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.
August 03, 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.
July 30, 2021
ATP Pre-Season Episode 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
July 28, 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!
July 19, 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.
July 14, 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.
July 04, 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!
July 02, 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.
June 30, 2021