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
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 6, 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 1, 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 9, 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 3, 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 4, 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 2, 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
ATP Summer Session 1 - 2020/21
With the 2020-21 season over and the podcast taking a well earned break from it's weekly schedule, this latest episode of Across The Park Podcast sees red, Terry McGivern and blue Gary Judge, return to discuss the latest goings on for both clubs, covering the recent news and any other interesting developments that have happened since the last episode of the season. The big news is Everton's continued search for a new manager, with Judgy giving his views on the latest developments and running the rule over the candidates, in answer to some listener questions. Conversation then turns to Liverpool's former midfielder Gini Wijnaldum at Euro 2021, after some stellar perfomances, with the lads discussing whether Liverpool may regret their decision to release the dutchman. The final chapter of the show talks about the recent news on the redevelopment of the Anfield Road end and also the news of a trial of rail seating in the Kop during the 2021-2022 season.
June 22, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 47 - George Sephton
The latest episode of ATP Extra comes from the man who, for over 50 years has been known as "The Voice of Anfield, George Sephton. ATP's Phil Roberts and Gary Murray sit down to talk with local lad and lifelong red George, about his time working at the club, including the different relationships he's had with the various managers and dressing rooms throughout his time at the club, his experience travelling with the great Liverpool teams of the 80's and the friendships he built and still has with some of the club legends, such as Sir Kenny Dalglish. He also gives us some insight into the day job, with insights into how he picks the music to be played on matchdays at Anfield, as well as his passion for giving new local bands a platform, to have their music heard by fans at the game. With his instantly recognisable voice, great memory for past events and clear passion for Liverpool football club on display, this is a great listen for reds of all ages.
June 14, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 46 - Tranmere Rovers 20/21 Season Review with Matt Jones.
Tranmere Rovers fan and media presenter Matt Jones joins Ian Mills to look back at the 20/21 season as Across The Park goes on it's annual trip 'Across The Mersey'. Matt talks about a season that seen Tranmere change managers on two occasions as well as adapt to behind closed doors football and how both had a big impact on Tranmere's failure to gain promotion back into league one. Highs, lows, plans for next season as well as just who will be around next season as a list of players are out of contract. A must listen for all Tranmere fans as well as Merseyside football fans who want to listen to a passionate season review from Across The Mersey! Please also check out and subscribe to the amazing 'A Trip to the moon' podcast here - https://www.patreon.com/atriptothemoonpod
June 7, 2021
ATP Instant Reaction - Carlo Ancelotti leaves Everton
Ian Mills & Gary Judge react to today's breaking news, that Carlo Ancelotti has left Everton to re-join Real Madrid. Where do Everton go from here? Who comes in, and can they understand Carlo's decision?
June 1, 2021
Season Review - Season 2020/21
The final episode of the 2020/21 season is our season review. The lads cover their highs and lows of the season including; “favourite goal”, “most improved player” and "most disappointing player". Both sides also take a brief look towards next season by identifying the player they’re most looking forwards to seeing next season. The episode and season is concluded by the lads picking their combined ATP Season XI, with surprisingly few arguments over the picks!
May 31, 2021
Episode 37 - Season 2020/2021
The final show of the season begins with the reds, Terry McGivern and Gary Murray, discussing the final two games of the season where Liverpool secured 3rd place and champions league football for next to season with two victories over Burnley at Turf Moor and Crystal Palace at an Anfield containing ten thousand supporters. They share their thoughts on the departing Gini Wijnaldum and weather he leaves a Liverpool legend. Next, the blues, Ian Mills and Gary Judge, start with their victory last week over Wolves where they could see the foundations of how Everton and Ancelotti are trying to approach games. We also have a special report from Goodison on Wednesday, as Millsy was one of the 6.5k who attended. The lads then share their thoughts and frustrations at another dismal performance on the final day against Man City, where the toffees got dismantled 5-0. There was an influx of disgruntled evertonians messaging after the season ended which Millsy and Judgy work their way through. This weeks “week in history” sees the blue half look back at Summer 2006, when Everton signed Andrew Johnson and what he brought to the club including his goals on Everton 3-0 derby victory over Liverpool. The reds this week, look back at and obvious choice.. the heroics of Istanbul back in 2005 where Liverpool came back from 3-0 down any half time to claim their 5th European cup. The show ends this week with “Who am I?”, hosted by Gary Judge, with one red option and one blue.
May 24, 2021
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Everton 1 -0 Wolves
Ian Mills reaction live from Goodison Park.
May 19, 2021
Episode 36 - Season 2020/21
Blues Ian Mills & Andrew Price are joined in the studio by solo red, Phil Roberts as we reflect on the penultimate week of the 20/21 season. The blues are angry and emotional as they reflect on a week that looks to have blown Everton’s hopes of European football. They break down just what has gone wrong this season, as 9 different teams have taken maximum points at Goodison Park, as well as the style of football and just what is needed to improve. Phil is jubilant as the reds took maximum points from away games at Manchester UTD and West Brom, leaving Champions league football in Liverpool’s hands. The manner of performance and pride at watching both games is broken down, before both sides tackle some social media question including Sadio Mane’s Liverpool future and if Carlo Ancelotti should be criticized. This week in history see’s the blues reflect on Roberto Martinez getting the sack in 2016, whilst Phil looks back on a UEFA Cup final victory in 2001. Higher or lower see’s both blues pitted against each other before we close out previewing the final 2 games of the season for both sides.
May 17, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 45 - Derek Mountfield
Ian Mills & Gary Judge sit down with Everton legend Derek Mountfield in a must listen for Evertonians of any generation. Derek talks about growing up an Evertonian, going to Goodison with his mates and idolising Bob Latchford before a career in football started as a centre forward taking him across the mersey for a start with Tranmere Rovers. We hear about the call 2 years into his Tranmere career from Howard Kendall, making his dreams come true as he signed for Everton and just what his first impressions where of a young team that included Graeme Sharpe, Neville Southall & Kevin Ratcliffe before watching that eventual dominant 80's side be built with the signings that followed in the next 2 years. We hear stories about Andy King, Peter Reid and how team bonding was helped by the legendary Chinese restaurant team nights out before we break down just what the start of that mid 80's dominance was, Birmingham, Oxford, Liverpool in the milk cup and of course the FA Cup final in 1984 and his memories of that day. 84-85 is spoken about with great pride and emotion as the lads hang on Degsy's every word from winning at Anfield in October to Everton's 8th league title and first European trophy in May. The importance of Andy Gray is quickly replaced by his memories of hearing Andy was leaving, and how he felt his replacement Gary Lineker did in the season that followed, which ended in heartbreak and has Degsy tell us of just how that 85-86 season hurt him going into the summer. Injuries and brutal honesty of the next 2 seasons take up the last section of the show, as Degsy's Everton career wound down with him just getting enough appearances to collect his medal in 1987, and his emotion at leaving the Club in 1988. This is a podcast that takes us down memory lane, from the inside of the greatest period in the clubs history. A passionate blue, who as he said it 'lived the dream and would have been on the terraces watching had he not'.
May 13, 2021
Episode 35 - Season 2020/21
This weeks show begins with the red half of the show, Terry McGivern and Gary Murray, finally being able to discuss a victory at Anfield again after Liverpool best Southampton 2-0. The blues, Ian Mills and Gary Judge, follow this by agreeing they’ve been “sucked back in” after Everton come away from The London Stadium with a 0-1 against West Ham. There is a social media section which sees questions to the blues about brands and Davies/ Gomes whereas the reds face a question on the front four and how they work/ don’t work with each other. There is a question for a bit of fun which includes both sides discussing a potential player swap. This weeks look back in history see the blues look back to a club legend retiring in 2006. The reds look back to 1998 and Roy Evans’ solo spell as manager coming to an end after a defeat to Derby County which seen Gerard Houllier join the club as joint manager. Next is a brief game of higher or lower where Judgey uses more of from this season as opposed to more historic statistics. Finally, the previews begin with the reds talking over the importance of two away victories against Man Utd on Thursday and West Brom on Sunday and the blues end the show with a look at the two home games against Aston Villa and Sheff Utd and the potential of securing European football for next season.
May 10, 2021
Episode 34 - Season 2020/ 21
Episode 34 of Across The Park Podcast begins with the blues, Gary Judge and Andrew Price, again, bemoaning Everton’s dismal home form after defeat at the hands of Aston Villa. During their analysis, they respond to some social media comments from their fellow fans who aim a lot of their frustrations towards Caro Ancelotti. Next, the reds, Gary Murray and Phil Roberts discuss what unfolded at Old Trafford which resulted in their game against Man Utd being postponed. They give their thoughts on the protests carried out by the United supporters. A social media question follows this section where the listener asked both sets of fans what one player has exceeded expectation and what player has underperformed during this season. All four of the lads give their answers and reasons to this. Another variation of higher or lower returns this week followed by another popular feature, “who am i?”. The previews of the upcoming weekend fixtures are next where Liverpool play hosts to Southampton and Everton are away to West Ham. The show ends this week with a look back in history with the blues looking back to their team in 2005 when they clinched 4th spot in the Premier league, ahead of 5th place Liverpool, securing a spot in the CL qualifiers. The reds also look back to 2005 and to their CL semi final victory over Chelsea which sent them through that famous final in Istanbul.
May 3, 2021
Episode 33 - Season 2020/21
Episode 33 see's reds Phil Roberts and Terry McGivern alongside blues Ian Mills and Andrew Price, start by discussing Liverpool abandoning joining the European super League, the possible sanctions that could be faced and fielding social media questions about the lack of protests on match-day and the reasons why. Everton's 1-0 win at Arsenal is broken down and discussion as to why it's 'the hope that kills you' occupies the blues mind's, as well as the lads praising the performance of Jordan Pickford. We then talk Liverpool's draw against Newcastle and how disappointing the result was despite a positive performance on the day, as the reds point to confidence issues being costly not only on the day, but also with regards the end of season objectives. A mini interview is dropped in, which see's ex guest and friend of the show, Paddy Pimblett talking his MMA career and his recent signing with the UFC, before we cover 'This week in history', tackle social media questions, go head to head in 'Who am I?' and preview Everton Vs Aston Villa and Liverpool's trip to Manchester United. Please be advised there is some strong language in the episode that won't be suitable for children.
April 26, 2021
Episode 32 - Season 2020/21
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.
April 20, 2021
Episode 31 - Season 2020/ 21
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.
April 13, 2021
Episode 30 - Season 2020/21
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.
April 7, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 44 - Lee Butler
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!
April 2, 2021
Episode 29 - Season 2020/21
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.
March 29, 2021
Episode 28 - Season 2020/21
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
March 23, 2021
Episode 27 - Season 2020/21
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.
March 16, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 43 - Tony Cottee
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!
March 11, 2021
Episode 26 - Season 2020/21
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.
March 9, 2021
Episode 25 - Season 2020/21
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.
March 2, 2021
Episode 24 - Season 2020/21 - Merseyside Derby Review
This week sees the reds, Gary Murray & Terry McGivern and the blues, Gary Judge & Andrew Price get stuck into the Merseyside Derby where Everton ended their 22 year hoodoo by winning 2-0 at Anfield. The reds give their opinions on why Liverpool’s poor form has continued and the blues lap up a long awaited victory. There are social media questions answered about the game during this segment including praise for Ben Godfrey and questions on Klopp (albeit from a blue). Next, the reds briefly touch on their victory over RB Leipzig before moving on to the recent new feature of higher or lower, this week based on premier league appearances for current players. The blues look back to 2008 for this week in history at when Mikel Arteta and Victor Anichebe were injured and the impact it had on the team. The reds look back to the 2012 league cup final where they ended a six year trophy drought with a 3-2 penalty shootout victory against Cardiff City. Finally the lads look ahead to their respective upcoming fixtures where Liverpool face a trip to league strugglers Sheffield United on Sunday evening and Everton play hosts to Southampton on Monday night
February 22, 2021
Episode 23 - Season 2020/ 21 - Merseyside Derby Preview
This weeks blues, Ian Mills and Gary Judge kick the show off by reviewing Everton’s recent FA Cup 5th round victory over Spurs, followed by a polar opposite performance where they were beaten 2 nil by Premier League strugglers Fulham. Next, The reds; Gary Murray and Phil Roberts discuss the latest defeat for the reigning champions away at Leicester City and the pattern of defensive errors. All four of the lads then take part in two of the newer features to the podcast; Firstly, in “This Week in History”, the blues look back at Walter Smiths "final roll of the dice: when he signed David Ginola and Lee Carsley whilst the reds look back at Liverpool’s 2-0 victory away at Roma in the 2001 UEFA Cup campaign. Next up is the "Higher or Lower" game with Merseyside Derby appearances, clean sheets and goals being the focus of the trivia. The reds then look ahead to the trip to a neutral Budapest venue to play RB Leipzig in the last 16 of the Champions League and the blues look to one of their games in hand against Manchester City at Goodison. Concluding the show is the preview to the upcoming Merseyside derby, featuring local boxers Tony Bellew and Derry Matthews, who, as fans of Everton and Liverpool discuss the game and their derby memories with Millsy, before the lads on the podcast get their teeth into the 239th clash between Liverpool and Everton, taking place at Anfield this Saturday.
February 15, 2021
Episode 22 - Season 2020/21
On this weeks show, the blues Ian Mills and Andrew Price give their reviews of Everton’s recent games ; a win against Leeds and a late draw against Man Utd where Calvert-Lewin secured a point in the last second of the game. Talking points include Robin Olsen's two different performances and the importance of Doucoure to the team. Also covered in this section were a couple of social media questions regarding Davis’ and Sigurdsson's recent shining performances, with the Everton fanbase seemingly split on the value of the two. The chat then turns to the reds, Gary Murray and Terry McGivern, who have to dig over Liverpool’s recent continuing poor form which saw a one nil home defeat at the hands of Brighton, before the reds saw their title defence implode after a heavy defeat, again at home, to title rivals Man City. They discuss what they think the problems are for the current champions, how they want to see them go about turning around their fortunes and there are some social media questions too, with a number of topics including Alisson's mistakes and Klopps “cold feet” comments and Roy Keane's “bad champions” attack on the club. A game of “higher or lower” is next up on the agenda, before attention then turns to the upcoming games; a Everton facing an FA Cup 5th round tie at home to Spurs before then hosting Fulham, whilst Liverpool travel to meet Leicester.
February 9, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 42 - David Fairclough
In the latest addition to the ATP Extra shows, two of our reds Phil Roberts and Gary Murray are joined by 2 times European cup winner, 4 times first division winner as well as a league cup, uefa cup and European super cup winner, David Fairclough. David discusses life growing up as a Liverpool fan and how he came to play and be a crucial part of his beloved club. He relives huge moments from his career, including his infamous goal and victory over St.Etienne on the way to claiming Liverpool’s first ever European cup. He gives an insight into the battles he faced to try and establish himself as a regular starter ahead of the likes of John Toshack, Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish. He goes on to discuss his “super sub” label and how he thought it was unjust, but how he’s also come to accept and enjoy it. David tells the lads how he came to the decision to leave Liverpool as well as many other “behind the scenes” stories. A thoroughly enjoyable and must listen for all reds.
February 4, 2021
Episode 21 - Season 2020/21
The latest episode of Across The Park podcast follows two away wins in a week for the reds at Spurs and West Ham, leaving Terry and Phil with renewed hope that retaining their Premier League title is still on the cards. Both reds were complimentary of Klopp's tweaks to the midfield, the return to form of the reds famous front three, as well as the performance of Trent Alexander Arnold. The blues Judgy and Millsy on the other hand, are feeling deflated after seeing Everton take 1 point from six in the last week, where a credible draw against Leicester was followed up by a poor 2-0 defeat at the hands of struggling Newcastle. Millsy is “finished” with two certain Everton players, whilst Judgy says he “wasn’t surprised” by further slips from the blues, despite their good form prior to last week's games. The lads then look back in history at the return of Robbie Fowler and the signing of Nikica Jelavic. Social media questions are covered and the episode also sees the return of “higher or lower” and the lads selecting a combined XI players who represented England, at the request of a listener, which includes plenty of debate! The episode is then rounded off by looking ahead to this weeks fixtures; Liverpool entertain Brighton and Man City at Anfield and Everton travel away to Leeds and Man United.
February 1, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 41 - Mark Ward
Ian Mills & Gary Judge are delighted to be joined by ex Everton player, and Evertonian, Mark Ward in an Everton FC special. Mark gives us almost 90 minutes of his time as we take a look back at his career. Mark tells us about his memories growing up an Evertonian before his pain at being released by the club, before starting over in non league football. We talk about how Joe Royle brought him to Oldham, his great spell at West Ham before a meeting with Howard Kendall had him sign for Manchester City after being told Howard's thoughts about Spain! Mark's pride & passion is obvious, as he talks us through signing for Everton under Howard Kendall, and the story behind it. His home debut against Arsenal is covered alongside some memorable stories involving his clash with Mike Walker, shooting Barry Horne on a night out, Billy Kenny and of course his goal against Liverpool in 1993. Nothing is off limits, as Mark tells us about his time in prison, how he battled through his spell with a positive attitude and some hilarious tales such as how his cell resembled William Hill on a Saturday afternoon! A must listen for all Evertonian's, and football fans in general as we revisit Mark's career and beyond. *explicit content*
January 28, 2021
Episode 20 - Season 2020/21
Episode 20 of the 2020/21 season sees the red’s Gary and Phil reflect upon one of Liverpool’s toughest weeks in recent memory, which saw them lose their 68 game unbeaten run at Anfield to a stubborn Burnley side, before crashing out of the FA Cup to rivals Manchester United. The lads discuss Liverpool’s recent slump and address the key areas of defence and attack, taking questions from listeners about the clubs lack of activity in the transfer window. Judgy then discusses Everton’s triumphant 4th round tie against Sheffield Wednesday, which saw the blues put three goals past The Owls without reply. Impressive performances from Andre Gomes and James Rodriguez in particular are lauded by Judgy, who is excited to see the blues progress to a difficult 5th round draw against a confident Tottenham Hotspur. The lads then take a question which calls for them to select a combined all time Scottish eleven from players who have represented both clubs. The show closes with both sides briefly previewing their upcoming league fixtures, which see Liverpool travelling to Tottenham on Thursday night and West Ham on Sunday, whilst Everton host high flying Leicester City on Wednesday, before addressing a potentially less troubling fixture at home in the early kick off on Saturday, against Newcastle United.
January 26, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 40 - Mark Halsey
In a very special ATP Extra, Terry and Millsy are joined by legendary Premier League referee, Mark Halsey. Mark tells us about his journey to the top as a referee, before talking some of the memorable game's he has been a part of. We of course, pick Mark's brains about his memories of players, managers and games involving both clubs, including how tough Duncan Ferguson was to referee, his relationship with David Moyes, including his match report saving him some money, as well as revisiting his decision to send Jonjo Shelvey off against Manchester United and his passion at refereeing an anniversary of the Hillsborough tragedy, and how hearing You'll never walk alone that day affected him. We get Mark's thoughts on the current state of refereeing, and his thoughts on the introduction of VAR, and how he thinks it could be bettered. There are laughs a plenty, as well as a serious side on Mark's passion for football as we not only revisit his strong battle against throat cancer, but his return to the game and some of the stories that go along with it. A must listen for all football fans.
January 21, 2021
Episode 19 - Season 2020/21
In the latest episode of Across the Park Podcast, the lads sit down to review the most recent games from both sides of the park, starting with Everton’s impressive 2-1 win away at Wolves. Judgy and Millsy both praise the tactical work from Ancelotti as well as the impact which the returning Lucas Digne brought to the side. Following this Judgy then takes a look at the highlights from Everton's recent AGM. Focus then turns to Liverpools dull 0-0 draw against Man United in which Liverpool’s attacking line once again misfired. Terry and Phil analyse the outcomes of the game and what may be causing the red's current slump. The "Look back in history" feature has the reds discussing two key milestones in the career of Jamie Carragher, with the blues looking back to 2006 when Alan Stubbs had to return to spare David Moyes’ blushes, after the signing of Per Kroldrup. Phil then introduces a new section of the show; “Higher or Lower”, before the lads tackle listener questions, including; speculation regarding Gini Wijnaldum and which Everton Academy product hurt the blues most when they left? The episode is rounded off with previews of the upcoming fixtures for both clubs with Liverpool first facing Burnley in the league on Thursday night, before attention turns to the 4th round of the FA Cup on the Sunday, with Liverpool again locking horns with Man Utd, this time at Old Trafford, whilst the blues host Sheffield Wednesday in the late kick off
January 18, 2021
Episode 18 - Season 2020/21
This week's episode sees reds Gary Murray and Terry McGivern and blues Ian Mills and Gary Judge, start off by reviewing what turned out to be tricky FA Cup ties for both teams. Liverpool winning against a young Aston Villa side and Everton winning in extra time against League Two's Rotherham. This week's "Week in History" has the blues looking back to losing Steven Pienaar in a cut price deal to Spurs back in 2011, while the reds reflect King Kenny Dalglish taking over the reigns at Anfield for a second time, bringing Roy Hodgsons dismal spell to an end. Social media questions are covered, before the show closes out with the blues looking ahead to their two fixtures; a trip to wolves on Tuesday night and then Villa Park in the early kick off on Sunday, before Liverpool play host to Man United and a chance to turn around some lacklustre form and maintain the top spot in the league
January 11, 2021
Episode 17 - Season 2020/21
In the latest episode of across the park podcast, the lads sit down to review what has been a difficult and frustrating few weeks for both sides of the park. Millsy and Judgy start with the disappointing exit in the league cup to United before reviewing the narrow victory and Sheff United and defeat at home to David Moyes’ West Ham which denied them the chance to go second in the table. The frustration is obvious but both blues agree that they have to be pleased with the current position despite this. The lads then move onto matters on the red side of the park where Phil and Gary discuss the poorest league run the reds have seen in the last 2 seasons with 2 draws and a loss. Both reds question the contribution of the front 3 in recent weeks as well as the recent ineffectiveness of Liverpool’s previous imperious full backs; Trent and Robertson. The lads then take a trip down memory lane as the blues recall the signing of James Beattie, 16 years ago and the reds recall the loss of Fernando Torres. The social media questions include a focus on Everton’s lack of academy products in recent years and further spotlight on Liverpool’s attacking line before the episode is rounded off with a look towards this weekends FA Cup ties.
January 5, 2021
ATP Extra Episode 39 - Stephen Warnock
Phil and Terry are joined by former Liverpool player, current BBC football analyst and local lad Stephen Warnock to discuss the highs and lows of his career, from start to finish. From breaking into the first team, to scoring in front of the kop and his eventual move away from the reds. It’s no secret that Stephen didn’t see eye to eye with managerial legend Rafa Benitez and Stephen isn’t afraid to give his side of the story and explain why that relationship broke down. Stephen was at the club during a time when Liverpool won the Champions League (although he has a horrendous tale to tell about his experience of that game) and is able to give some amazing behind the scenes insight as to what it was like to be at Liverpool during those years. We also touch on Stephen’s time after Liverpool, where he went on to play probably his best football at Blackburn Rovers before moving to a good Aston Villa side. Stephen progressed to be selected for the 2010 World Cup squad and is able to share what it’s like for the squad to be under that kind of pressure to succeed internationally. Warnock finished his career playing for a number of other clubs, most notably Leeds United and Wigan Athletic. A very interesting story and lots of insight into what has been an impressive footballing career.
December 28, 2020
Episode 16 - Season 2020/ 21
On the final episode of 2020, the blues Millsy & Craig and the reds Phil & Gary look back on a brilliant week for both clubs results wise, as we review Liverpool vs Spurs and Crystal Palace as well as Everton vs Leicester and Arsenal. The lads give their thoughts on the games, individual performances and the important in the bigger picture of taking points from rivals before they tackle some listener questions, including who they think will finish in the top 4 and their player of 2020 for both clubs. Phil and Gary also heap praise on Jurgen Klopp and the Liverpool side for their FIFA and BBC awards before a look ahead to the packed festive schedule for the reds, in which the trip to Southampton is identified as the toughest game in this period, and their opinion on what players will feature during the individual games. The blues preview the big cup quarter final against Manchester United before giving their thoughts on the upcoming christmas schedule and who they can see starting, and when. The show closes off with a look back at 2020, and a look ahead to 2021. Merry Christmas, from all at Across The Park Podcast
December 21, 2020
ATP Boxing Special - Smith v Canelo
Phil, Terry and Judgy got together to try something new for the podcast. Instead of the beautiful game the lads attempt to discuss the sweet science of boxing. This episode focus’ on the huge up coming fight between scouser Callum Smith and the iconic Canelo Álvarez. In this one hour special the lads look at the keys to success for both fighters, as well as looking back at some previous opponents to look for clues in how this fight may pan out. There are a mixture of predictions for the outcome of the bout, before the lads turn their attention to Anthony Joshua’s recent impressive victory against Kubrat Pulev and potential unification match against Tyson Fury.
December 17, 2020
ATP Instant match reaction Everton vs Chelsea 12/12/20
Instant match reaction from Judgy of Everton’s 1-0 win against Chelsea
December 12, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 38 - Jamie Carragher
In a Liverpool FC special, Phil & Gary are joined by Millsy to speak to Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher. Jamie isn't afraid to talk about how he grew up an Evertonian, and tells Millsy how he was present at the 1985 European Cup Winners Cup Semi Final against Bayern Munich, and discusses in detail how the love for Everton wasn't replaced instantly, but rather gradually as his heart moved permanently to the Spion Kop. Phil and Gary then ask all the questions a Liverpool supporter wants to hear, and get the answers in depth as Jamie talks the timeline of his Liverpool career, from his debut goal in 1997 at the Kop end, to his decision to walk away from the club he loved, and if he feel's his presence would have made a difference in the subsequent 13-14 season. Everything in-between is covered in detail, from Robbie Fowler's exit and the rumored bust up with Phil Thompson, Gerard Houllier, Rafael Benitez, Michael Owen's departure and just how Steven Gerrard's rumored move to Chelsea affected his wedding day! We, of course chat about 2005, covering Chelsea and AC Milan in great detail before we talk 'The Office' and Jamie's love for the show, and how he will always try to get an Office quote in during Sky Sports Monday Night Football. The latter part of Jamie's Liverpool career covers his reaction to Fernando Torres leaving, how it felt on the inside as well as the 2012 semi final victory over Everton, the Suarez t shirts, Brendan Rodgers, his pride at winning a trophy under 'King' Kenny Dalglish and his toughest Merseyside derby opponents. This is a must listen for not only any red, but football fan in general as a true legend of the game, Liverpool FC and our city, gives us over 2 hours of honest opinion on the club, and game he loves. +
December 9, 2020
Episode 14 - Season 2020/21
This week saw not only fans return to Premier League football stadia but also marks the first time the lads have recorded face to face after almost 9 months of remote recording, through lockdown! The reds, Terry and Phil are joined by blues Millsy and Judgy as Across The Park Podcast decamped to the home of the best Pizza's in Liverpool, Dough Pizza, to record episode 14. First up, the reds review Liverpool's Champions League win against Ajax, which clinches qualification from the group with a game to spare, before the blues discuss a disappointing draw away to Burnley in the league, where team selection and formation is again a hot topic. Liverpool's impressive 4-0 win in front of the fans for the first time since March is next up, with the team receiving high praise from the reds and there's also a guest call from a friend of the show, who was in attendance at Anfield about how the return of fans went. After receiving a lot of social media questions on Everton's recent form, the blues attempt to address a number of points on formation/personel, before a new segment to the show "This week in history" sees both sides discuss the loss of club legends and their feelings at the time. The show wraps with previews of the upcoming games; a dead rubber for Liverpool against FC Midtjylland in the Champions League on Wednesday before going to Fulham on Sunday, whilst Everton face an in-form and confident Chelsea for a tasty Saturday night game at 8pm
December 7, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 37 - Kevin Campbell
On an Everton FC special, a legend joins Millsy & Judgy to talk the timeline of his Everton career, the moments that shot him into the hearts of Evertonians from 1999-2005, as well as the stories surrounding the club at the time. Kevin tells all about the initial loan move to Everton, when he knew he wanted to make the move permanent as well as his special bond on the pitch with Francis Jeffers. We talk everything from his disappointment at seeing Don Hutchison move on & his thoughts on Nick Barmby's decision to cross the park to some hilarious Paul Gascoigne stories and the truth behind his reaction to Duncan Ferguson's return in 2000 as well as how manager at the time Walter Smith sought his opinion on the transfer itself. The dressing room's reaction to Walter Smith being dismissed and replaced by David Moyes is discussed in depth as well as his pride at becoming the first black club captain in Everton's history. Kevin shares a great story on playing with a 14 year old Wayne Rooney and how he good he was, his thoughts on the departure of Wayne to Manchester Utd in 2004 and addresses the rumours that he was offered a release in the turbulent summer 2004. Kevin's love for the club & supporters shines through the entire episode, but no more so than his comments on being emotional when he left the club, only to see the supporters sing his name even in defeat when Everton met West Brom a few months later. We end by attempting to sing Kevin's popular terrace song, only to be stopped whilst he sung it himself. A must listen for Evertonians as Mr Super Kevin Campbell, talks all things Everton FC.
December 2, 2020
Episode 13 - Season 2020/21
Episode 13 begins with reds Terry and Phil diving straight into the Thiago situation, after Jurgen Klopp’s most recent announcement suggesting he won’t be seen in red until the new year. The lads then go on to discuss a missed opportunity in the Champions League, following a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Atalanta mid-week. Liverpool followed that up with a 1-1 draw at Brighton at the weekend and the lads discuss the game and the latest chapter in VAR controversy which surrounds Liverpool fixtures at the moment. The blues then get their opportunity to scrutinise their defeat at home to Leeds, with formations and tactics being discussed. Along the way Millsy and Judgy also field questions from the listeners about Everton’s possible lack of identity on the pitch and also a perceived lack of work rate and intensity. The show closes with both sides looking forward to upcoming fixtures; Everton travel to Burnley on Saturday, which is never and easy place to go, whilst Liverpool also have a meaningful tie against European giants Ajax on Tuesday, before a tough fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday night
December 1, 2020
Episode 12 - Season 2020/21
This weeks episode begins with the reds, Gary & Terry and the blues, Millsy & Judgy, giving their views on the latest government announcement on the potential return of small numbers of fans to football grounds, under the new regional tier lockdowns, from 3rd December. Everton's narrow victory over Fulham is then discussed, with Richarlison's performance in particular a standout for the blues. The reds then talk about their impressive 3-0 victory at home to Leicester, despite a depleted side, with Diego Jota continuing his impressive start and Milner showing his continued value to the team. A fiery post match interview from Jurgen Klopp regarding the fixture congestion, unaired in the UK, sees split opinions on the pod, before the team cover some listener questions including; Iwobis recent impressive form, questions about James Rodriguez supposed poor form and whether Naby Keita's place in the Liverpool squad should start to be questioned. The show closes with previews of both sides upcoming games; Liverpool host Atalanta in the Champions League on Wednesday, before travelling to Brighton for the early kick off on Saturday, before Everton face Leeds at Goodison Park at 5.30pm the same day
November 23, 2020
Episode 11 - Season 20/21
Episode 11 of the 2020/21 season begins with the lads paying tribute to Liverpool legend Ray Clemence, who sadly passed away at the weekend. Since there have been no games played by either club this past week, the lads start the show by addressing the suggestion that the government are considering allowing fans back into stadiums, in some capacity, as early as December. Questions from the listeners on the red side focus around Gini Wijnaldum’s contract situation and wether or not Liverpool should pay big money for Jack Grealish, whilst the blues tackle questions around the absence of Yerry Mina, the future of Marcel Brands and the formation Ancelotti should utilise going forward. The show closes with the lads discussing the up coming fixtures, which see Everton travel to take on a struggling Fulham side in the early kick-off game on Sunday, whilst Liverpool follow on at 7:15pm at home to top of the table Leicester City.
November 17, 2020
Episode 10 - Season 2020/21
Episode 10 of the 20/21 season opens with reds; Terry and Phil discussing Liverpool’s 5-0 thrashing of Atalanta in the week, taking them to the top of group D in the Champions League with a top drawer performance from new man Diogo Jota, culminating in a hat trick. Focus then turns to the blues who were defeated 3-1 at home by Manchester United, their third defeat in a row after an excellent start to the season. Judgy is particularly disappointed with the first half performance of Allan and also midfield partner, Doucoure, who missed 2 good chances towards the end of the game. The lack lustre performance from the blues saw many of our listeners raising concerns about tempo and individual performances and blue panelist Judgy accepts much of the criticism, but makes sure to insert the caveat that without Richarlison and a fully fit Rodriguez, Everton are severely compromised. Down the M62, Liverpool then took on rivals Manchester City in the late kick-off on Sunday, with the lads believing that a 1-1 draw was probably a fair result in what was a brilliant first half from Liverpool followed by a much improved second half from Manchester City. With no games to preview due to international week, the show closes out with both sides taking questions from listeners
November 12, 2020
Episode 9 - Season 20/21
This week's episode sees blue Millsy joined by guest blue, Pricey, along with the reds Terry and Gary as they sit down to discuss all the goings on across the park. Liverpool are up first with the victory in the CL against FC Midtjylland discussed, before the 2-1 win against West Ham is covered, with the lads touching on yet more refereeing controversy, over Liverpool's penalty and disallowed goal. The blues then cover their disappointing loss to Newcastle, where a depleted squad saw unfamiliar team selections and substitutions, which the lads run the rule over. Social media questions include Iwobi's place in the team, Andre Gomes' form for Everton and also the form and place of Firmino in Liverpool's starting team, with new arrival Diego Jota in hot scoring form. The show closes with a look ahead to a Merseyside vs Manchester weekend as Everton host Manchester United in the early kick off on Saturday, before Liverpool face Manchester City at the Etihad on Sunday afternoon. Don't forget to check out our sponsors. camperkings.co.uk and quote Across The Park for free insurance and a bottle of champagne, and uk.manscaped.com and quote PARK20 at checkout for free shipping and 20% off.
November 3, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 36 - Danny Cadamarteri
In an Everton FC special, Millsy is joined by friend of the show Pricey to talk to former Everton striker, and fans favourite Danny Cadamarteri. Danny talks us through the whirlwind surprise of his Everton debut, finding out only hours before going on the field as well as how he felt during pre season 1997, seeing Howard Kendall arrive and a list of striker's being linked to the club. We talk, all things 1997-1998. From how he admired both captains, Gary Speed & Duncan Ferguson and how they helped him, the team's bond with Howard Kendall, how special he felt about his goal against Arsenal in a 2-2 draw, and of course his goal in the Merseyside Derby and how he knew even back then, the importance of that goal as a young Everton forward. 1997-1998 closes out with his memories of the last game of the season against Coventry and the pressures that came with it, before his thoughts on the managerial change and how he found working with both Walter Smith & Archie Knox. Kevin Campbell's importance to the club from the inside is revealed, before his memories of working alongside Paul Gascoigne and the joy's that came with it. We close out by discussing how the dressing room felt about Nick Barmby's controversial move across the park to Anfield, his final season at the club and his warm memories of goals against Arsenal & Chelsea before we talk about Danny's amazing work he and other's are doing at the Soccer Akidemy (https://www.thesoccerakidemy.co.uk/) up in Bradford which includes unrivalled educational program's and his thoughts on the modern game, and youth team development. A must listen for not only Evertonians, but aspiring footballers and coaches!
October 29, 2020
Episode 8 - Season 2020/21
In the latest episode, Terry and Phil kick off the show for the reds who, after losing key player in Virgil Van DIjk last week, have enjoyed a good week with two subsequent wins. The lads run over the narrow away victory to Ajax in the opening game of their Champions League campaign first, before moving on to analyse the 2-1 win at home to Sheffield United, with both Phil and Terry full of praise for Joe Gomez' performance. Focus then shifts to the Blues, as Craig and Judgy discuss the disappointing away defeat to Southampton, with several players performances discussed including Ben Godfrey and Alex Iwobi, as well as some talk about tactical challenges facing Carlo Ancelloti with suspensions and injuries impacting the team. As always, the lads face some questions from listeners with Craig and Judgy discussing Gomes and Sigurdsson’s recent form and the reds facing a question about the future of Roberto Firmino. The episode is concluded with the lads looking forwards to the weeks upcoming fixtures; Liverpool at home to FC Midjtland in the Champions League on Tuesday, before hosting West Ham at Anfield on Saturday, whilst Everton travel to Newcastle on Sunday
October 26, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 35 - David Prentice
Author of 'It's a Grand Old Team To Report', celebrated journalist and Head of sport at the Liverpool Echo, David Prentice joins Millsy and Judgy for an Everton FC special, talking all things the mighty blues. Prenno talks about his time growing up as an Evertonian in 70's, and just how magical a time supporting Everton in the 80's actually was. We talk all things his amazing new book. The reasons behind it, the stories, the work that went in and of course, his views from the inside of all things Everton as the Everton correspondent for the Liverpool echo. Prenno treats us to the in depth version of events behind Duncan Ferguson leaving in 1998, Walter Smiths reaction and how close the Echo were to getting the fall out very wrong! We close with his thoughts on the current Everton side and how impressed both he and his family have been, with Carlo Ancelotti! - There is also some red content as David discusses his thoughts on Jurgen Klopp and his time covering Istanbul in 2005 and the Barcelona come back in 2019. A must listen for all Merseyside football fans, and we highly recommend purchasing David's new book 'A Grand Old Team To Report' available in book stories online, and for a limited period heavily discounted over at Reach PLC Shop.
October 22, 2020
Episode 7 - Season 2020/21 (Post Merseyside Derby)
This week's episode sees the reds Terry and Phil joined by blues Millsy and Judgy to break down and review the 237th Merseyside derby, the first derby of the season and one that didn't disappoint; a 2-2 draw at Goodison that had more than its fair share of controversial moments! With VAR decisions, red cards, disallowed goals, as well as the shared spoils of the game there's plenty to discuss for both sides! Derby all covered, the lads then answer some social media questions, before looking ahead to the next fixtures for both teams; Liverpool against Ajax in the Champions League on Wednesday, before hosting Sheffield United on the Saturday., whilst Everton travel to face Southampton on Sunday
October 19, 2020
Episode 6 - Season 20/21 (Merseyside Derby preview)
It's the week of the 237th Merseyside derby and the build up starts here. Millsy and Craig for the blues debate with Gary and Terry for the reds about who will come out on top in one of the most eagerly awaited derbies in recent years. Both sides are in confident moods as the blues believe the new midfielder power along with James Rodriguez form will be too much for the reds and in particular they target Adrian as the weak link. The reds believe Liverpool will simply be too strong for Everton and whilst believing there will be goals both ends, the reds can equally expose Jordan Pickford and point to the return or Jordan Hendrson as a huge factor. Derby memories, players you'd bring back if you could as well as Big Picture and PPV football is also discussed as we wind down to Derby Day!
October 13, 2020
Episode 5 - Season 2020/21
Our red panelists Gary and Phil open episode 5 of the 2020/21 season by musing over a week to forget for Liverpudlians. After being dumped out of the League Cup By Arsenal and suffering their heaviest defeat in the league since 1963, Gary and Phil struggle to find any positives. Conversation turns to the a lack of quality in depth behind Alisson before the lads go on to question the application of Joe Gomez, Roberto Firmino and others. The lads agree there are worrying signs in defence but overall they’re not hitting the panic button just yet. The blue half of the show (from 38:40) sees Judgy and returning panellist Craig in high spirits as they recap another brilliant week for the blues in which they progressed to the quarter final of the carabao cup at the expense of West Ham and overcame a spirited Brighton at Goodison to move 3 points clear at the top of the league. Craig highlights the most pleasing attributes of Calvert Lewin’s goalscoring run whilst also purring over the form of James Rodríguez whilst Judgy admits his shock at the continued dominant defensive displays from Michael Keane whilst both lads express their concern in relation to Jordon Pickfords form. The show is closed out with some social media questions for both teams as both sides start to look forwards to the derby which will be previewed in full next week.
October 6, 2020
Episode 4 - Season 2020/21
This weeks show sees the lads trial a new format which allows our listeners to skip directly to the part of the show they want to listen to most. The first 30 minutes of the show sees blue panelists Judgy and Pricey discussing Everton’s recent 2-1 win over Palace, before going on to preview the upcoming fixtures against West Ham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday and Brighton at home in the Premier League on Saturday. Along the way the reds get involved by asking the blues if they believe James Rodríguez to be a World Class player. After a short plug for our sponsors, CamperKings, the second half of the show kicks off red panelists Peter and Phil lauding over the dominant performance Liverpool displayed against Arsenal,. This precedes the discussion about the upcoming fixtures against Arsenal once again, in the Carabao Cup on Thursday night and Aston Villa in the Premier League on Sunday evening. The blues interject asking the question about Firmino’s recent goalscoring form and subsequent place in the team going forward which both reds chip in on. The episode closes with both sides coming together to answer more listener questions from social media and reviewing the fantasy football league.
September 30, 2020
Episode 3 - Season 2020/21
In a packed episode this week, reds Terry and Phil are joined by blues Judgy and Millsy, to discuss the goings on across the park. With both teams posting impressive league wins at the weekend, Everton with a 5-2 win at home to West Brom and Liverpool with a 2-0 win away to Chelsea, the review of the games are first up. Calvert Lewin and new signing James Rodriguez's contributions are on the blues minds, whilst Fabinho and new signing Thiago feature in discussions for the reds. Talk then moves to the upcoming fixtures, with Carabao cup games up first, Everton away to Fleetwood and Liverpool away to Lincoln City, before the next round of Premier League games is covered with Everton away at C.Palace before Liverpool host Arsenal. The episode is rounded out with the lads covering some listener questions.
September 22, 2020
Episode 2 - Season 2020/2021
Episode 2 of the 20/21 Season reviews the welcome return of Premier League Football. The show kicks off with a review of Liverpool's entertaining 4-3 win at home to newly promoted Leeds. There is plenty to ponder for Gary and Phil but the lads focus on the positives of a Salah hat trick and the positive impact that a frenetic 90 minutes of competitive Football will have on Klopp's side. Edgy and Millsy then review Everton’s 1-0 victory away at Spurs, a victory lauded by the blues, bringing to an end a run of 40 away games without a win against the traditional top 6 sides. Judgy and Mills are left licking their lips following the performances of the 3 new signings and Judgy also reserves praise for the likes of Digne, Gomes and Pickford who seemed to raise their games on Sunday. The optimism then rolls into the lads previewing the upcoming Carabao Cup game against Salford with Millsy looking for some players to be put in the shop window to potentially pave the way for a move for Wilfried Zaha, much to the excitement of Judgy. Everton’s home game against newcomers West Brom is then previewed with both Judgy and Millsy tipping another 3 points for the blues before Liverpool’s tough assignment away to Chelsea is previewed. It’s a game with an extra edge due the public war of words between the two bosses and both Gary and Phil are wary of the new look Chelsea but both feel as though the reds will have enough for them to to come out on top, just in slightly different fashion. The lads round off the show by sharing the code for the ATP Fantasy Football league (wy8p78).
September 14, 2020
Episode 1 - Season 2020/2021
The first episode of the 2020/21 season sees the lads excited to turn their attentions to some Premier League football again! The show kicks off with the blues Judgy and Pricey discussing their delight in getting three key signings over the line. The lads take a look at how each of them might be deployed whilst answering some of our listeners questions about expectations and the approach taken towards actually bringing the players in. The reds Terry and Phil then discuss the ongoing transfer saga between Wijnaldum, Thiago and Barcelona before picking apart some of the latest news around Brewster potentially leaving on a permanent deal, Villa’s £12 million bid for Wilson and the possibility of not bringing anyone else in this summer. The show closes with attentions turning to this weekends fixtures, which see Everton taking on Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur away from home, whilst Liverpool welcome the newly promoted Leeds United to Anfield.
September 8, 2020
ATP Pre-Season 2020/21 - Episode 4
This episode sees two of the reds, Phil and Terry, joined by blue panelist Judgy, as the lads cover off what has been a relatively light week for news around both clubs. With only the Charity Shield game being played, Liverpool's loss on penalties, to Arsenal is first up, with the reds discussing a challenging afternoon for Neco Williams, as well as the team selection and the performance. Then talk turns to the blue side, where recent transfer news hinting at deals being as good as done for Napoli's Brazilian midfielder; Allan and also Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, sees Judgy discussing the impact these signings could have and also answering a social media question on his opinion on other possible Everton targets.
September 1, 2020
ATP Pre-Season 2020/21 - Episode 3
The third episode of the short 20/21 pre-season sees Judgy representing the Blues alongside Phil and Terry for the Reds, as we look back over the first friendly games of pre-season, plus the news and rumours surrounding both teams this week. For Liverpool, the standout performances of Naby Keita and Curtis Jones are highlighted, from the 3-0 friendly win against Stuttgart, whilst Phil and Terry ponder over whether Liverpool should have Brewster as part of the plans for the coming season. The rumours of a deal for Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich continue to gather momentum and the reds express their excitement at a possible transfer, following his performance in the Champions League final. Judgy talks through the 3-3 draw with Blackpool which saw the blues crawl out the blocks, going 3-0 down in 11 minutes, before recovering to salvage a draw. Rustiness is blamed for that and Judgy looks to the positives of seeing new signing Nkounkou impress in his cameo, as well as considering the significance of Jon Joe Kenny getting the nod at right back ahead of Seamus Coleman. The move for Allan seems to be very close now and Judgy once again highlights his eagerness to get that deal done to help boost morale and quality amongst the squad. Lastly, there are some social media questions for both sides of the park, including the role of youngster Anthony Gordon in Everton's side, the performance of Bolasie at the weekend and whether the reds would part with Wijnaldum, with one of our listeners adamant that he should not be allowed to leave the club at any cost.
August 25, 2020
ATP Pre-Season 2020/21 - Episode 2
The second episode of the short 20/21 Pre Season involves Millsy hosting alongside Judgy for the blues and Gary for the Reds as we look through the news and rumours surrounding both teams this week. For Everton, the rumours of a deal for Allan from Napoli continue to gather momentum and it seems that one is very close. Judgy talks through the qualities that the Brazilian will add to the lacklustre Everton midfield as well as discussing the potential move for long term Everton target Dacoure from relegated Watford. On the red side, Gary is asked how significant the signing of Thiago Alicantara would be for the current Liverpool squad and how much he, as a fan, wants it to happen before the new deal for Neco Williams is covered as well as the statement from Jurgen Klopp that he plans to walk away from Liverpool and potentially Football, at the end of his contract in 2024. There are some juicy social media questions for both sides of the park including further question marks about the role of Marcel Brands at Everton, the “worst flops” that the Blues and Reds can remember and the people that the lads would most relish recording a podcast with. The podcast concludes with Millsy giving his missus a telling off for disrupting the “Zoom” connection and both sides discussing the rumours that Football fans may be able to return as early as October but only with stadiums at 20% capacity.
August 19, 2020
ATP Pre-Season 2020/21 - Episode 1
￼ Episode 1 - Pre-Season 2020/2021 is now available! The pre-season is here, after the longest Premier League season of all time and last week's Season Review special, the lads dive into the news, the rumours and kick off a brand new interactive spot on the podcast. Reds Gary and Phil are joined by Millsy from the blue side and the episode wastes no time in talking about what they know and hope for from Liverpool's new signing, Greek International Kostas Tsimikas. The reds also talk about rumours linking them with other players across the globe and what they think the future holds for returning loanee's such as Harry Wilson. Talk then turns to the blue side and how the differing stories each day about the clubs summer budget, makes it impossible to know what to expect. Millsy discusses the two names that wont go away; Allan and Gabrielle Magalhaes and what they could bring to this Everton side. The group tackle some social media questions from listeners, including Jarrad Branthwaite's role next season, the best and worst of Across The Park extra and highest and lowest points as supporters before the episode closes out introducing our brand new feature exclusive to Twitter @acrosstheparkpc - the greatest Premier League Merseyside Derby. The quarter final's are out this week to vote on and we hope you get involved!
August 11, 2020
ATP 2019 - 2020 Season Review
Season 2019 - 2020 & Season 2 of Across The Park has drawn to a close, and we sit down and review the longest Premiership season in history. Phil & Terry reflect on a Championship winning season for the reds, whilst Judgy and Millsy dissect what has been a frustrating campaign for the blues. We talk games, goals, performances and take a look back at the moments that molded the season, both positive and negative. From Marco Silva and Carlo Ancelotti to World Club Cups, trophies and 3 derbies inbetween, it's all here as we look back at 2019 - 2020 for both clubs, Across The Park.
August 5, 2020
Episode 48 - Season 2019/20
This latest episode of Across The Park, sees reds Terry and Phil, joined by blues Judgy and Millsy as they discuss the final games of the 2019/20 Premier League season as well as other news and developments at both clubs. First up, the blues give their feelings on the news of Leighton Baines' retirement from football, before the reds then similarly reflect on Adam Lalanna leaving the club and Jordan Henderson receiving the first player award of the season, the Football Writer's Association Player of the Year. Both sides briefly review the final games of the year, Liverpool winning at Newcastle, whilst Everton lost at home to Bournemouth, before the lads tackle some social media questions. Topics include amongst other things; Naby Keita's resurgence, Jordan Pickford's position in this Everton side and also the form of Andre Gomes, as well as recent transfer links, with Liverpool linked to a new central defensive signing and Everton's a possible destination for Napoli midfielder Allan.
July 27, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 34 - Matt Jones reviews Tranmere Rovers 19/20
Across The Park once again goes Across The Mersey, as we talk to our good friend and huge Tranmere Fan, Matt Jones who reviews the 19/20 Tranmere season. From losing James Norwood and a slow start, to turning things around in January and going on a run that seen the Super white army cheer the team on as they clawed their way to what looked to be survival. We get Matt's opinion on the hot topic of PPG, the clubs that voted, clubs that didn't and how he feels as a fan seeing Tranmere go down, without having the chance to play and fight whilst other's around them are given that chance. We of course talk Mike Jackson, Micky Mellon, Connor Jennings, the future and the giant killing of Premier league Watford in the FA Cup. A must listen for the SWA, Merseyside football fans and to hear more on Matt and Tranmere Rovers, please check out @ATTMpod on twitter!
July 24, 2020
ATP Episode 47 - Season 2019/20
Episode 47 see's Millsy as the only blue talking the previous 2 games for both clubs alongside red's Phil & Gary. The reds first of all reflect on a disappointing result at Arsenal which meant Liverpool could not reach the milestone 100 points this season, and their pride at the teams performance in a tough game against Chelsea. The premier league celebrations are discussed with both agreeing the club did the best job they could with no fans in attendance and how they celebrated themselves. Millsy discusses Everton's draw against Aston Villa and win at Sheffield Utd and how he believes the switch to 451 seen Everton perform alot better than in recent weeks & if that changes plans for recruitment this summer. The lad's answer some social media questions regarding possible transfers in from relegated teams, Bernard's future and if Liverpool's season could have been even better had a domestic cup run been successful. - We apologise for the sound quality on one of the panellist's (Millsy) microphone. This was a technical problem not discovered till after recording was complete. We hope this doesn't effect your enjoyment of the show.
July 24, 2020
ATP Instant Match Reaction - Liverpool Vs Chelsea 22/07/2020
Terry gives the reaction to Liverpool's final home game of the season with a win over Chelsea before they're presented with the Premier League trophy as Premier League champions 2019/2020
July 22, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 33 - Gary Gillespie
In this latest episode of Across The Park Extra, two of the reds, Phil and Terry sit down with former player Gary Gillespie, to talk over his journey to the club and reflect on his time playing at the heart of the defence, in some of the greatest teams in Liverpool's history. From becoming Joe Fagan's first signing but then struggling to break into the side, progressing to become a mainstay and in the process breaking up the Lawrenson/Hansen centre back pairing, before finally seeing Dalglish's resignation and the arrival of Graeme Souness as manager, Gary was at the club during some of Liverpool's most successful and also it's most challenging times. Join us as he gives us the view and stories from inside the 1980's Liverpool dressing room, discussed his continued love for the football club, the city and it's people and reflects on the highs and lows of a long and distinguished football career!
July 16, 2020
ATP Episode 46 - Season 2019/20
This week's episode see's the lads review the last 2 weeks worth of football and preview the upcoming games which lead us to the final week of 19/20 season. Millsy & Judgy passionately dissect the recent performances of a number of individuals and agree that a number of players have reached the end of their Everton career. The lack of desire and effort is discussed as the blue's discuss a run of games that seen Everton take 1 from 9 and all but end the hope of a European place. Social media questions ask about the 442 formation and Judgy analyses the pro's and con's of a 442 approach and if he believes Everton have the personnel in place to play it effectively. Gary & Phil on the red side then talk about the red's recent run of games, including why they don't believe the result at Manchester City will have any bearing on next season's title challenge between the 2 clubs, as well as discussing how pleasing a number of individual performances from the younger members of the squad, particularly Curtis Jones have been. Social media on the red side brings the discussion to Dejan Lovren's Liverpool career after rumours that Zenit St Petersburg have shown interest, and how they feel any approach should be handled. We close out previewing Liverpool's trip to Arsenal, the importance or non importance of a record points total and Everton's games against Aston Villa and Sheffield United, two teams who desperately need points for different reasons & how they see the outcome. Thanks for listening, and enjoy the show!
July 14, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 32 - LFC Champions Reactions
This episode of ATP Extra is a red side of the park special and a bit of a break from the normal format of only one guest, as in this episode, we interview several guests that have appeared on Across the Park over the last couple of seasons, to get their immediate reactions to Liverpool recently winning number 19 and finally getting our hands on the Premier League title! The guests on this episode are: Former Liverpool players; Gary Gillespie, Jay Spearing and Tony Warner, Lead singer of the Farm and founder member of the Spirit of Shankly Peter Hooton, Former Cagewarriors MMA Lightweight World champion Paddy Pimblett, Former British and Commonwealth boxing champion Stephen Smith, Author and journalist for “This is Anfield” Jeff Goulding and Ex-Liverpool academy coach and now academy director for the Seattle Sounders in the MLS, Gary Lewis Whilst the format of the interviews is similar for each guest, each one has a different experience and perspective on what is a momentous occasion in this clubs history and, with their contrasting careers and backgrounds, all give us different insights into what the win means for them and the club, how the players will react and where they see the current standing and future potential of this Liverpool team! All interviews were conducted in the ten days following Liverpool being confirmed as champions, so some interviews may contain comments about upcoming games that have subsequently now taken place. However, we do try to limit editing of interviews, so that the listener gets the full picture and is as close to the live conversation as possible and we hope that this doesn’t detract from your enjoyment of the show!
July 11, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 31 - David Price
On a Liverpool FC extra, Terry & Millsy are joined via Zoom to talk all things Liverpool FC and boxing with one of the most exciting fighters the City has produced, former Olympian, British champion and Commonwealth gold medalist & huge red, David Price. David tells us all about growing up as a young red, from minding cars at the stadium, the spice boys era and his first memories of falling in love with the reds. David followed the reds home and away and tells us of some great memories from Cardiff, European away games and of course the 2005 Champions league final in Istanbul. Talk turns to his boxing career and we find out the process behind being selected for Commonwealth & Olympics and run through the electric start to his professional career and the hype that surrounded it. We ask, and get the answers in relation to his previous rivalry with Tyson Fury, the incredible scenes at the Kash Ali fight when David was bit 3 times and if YNWA being played at Goodison on the Bellew Makabu card as his ring walk was ever on the cards. David closes by telling us what's next for him and his career and his excitement and joy at watching this current Liverpool side evolve into the best in the world under Jurgen Klopp. Reds & boxing fans, be sure not to miss this!
July 7, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 30 - Luke Garbutt
On this edition of Across The Park Extra, Millsy is joined by Luke Garbutt via zoom, as they run through the timeline of his Everton career. Luke tells us of the pressure's he felt from the start, when his move to Everton at the age of 16 had huge publicity, resulting in a tribunal deciding his fee and how he carried that pressure around in the early stages of his time at the club. We talk about his time on loan at Cheltenham & Colchester before his step up the first team squad, & Luke explains how he found his time under David Moyes and his reaction to Roberto Martinez coming in as his successor. Luke talks in detail about his thoughts on the different styles of both managers and his admiration for how Roberto brought him into the team in 2014-15 and his pride at some of his performances that season. We break down the end of 14-15 when Luke was left out of the squads as contract negotiations unfolded and how frustrated he was at the time, before his decision to sign a 5 year deal and the hope he had to be successful at Everton. Luke also discusses the pro-longed ending of his time at the club, and how an incident with Ronald Koeman was the reality that his days at the club were numbered & his pain at being omitted from the Premier League squad for 17-18. Luke is open and honest about how this affected him mentally and how he re discovered his passion for the game with loans spells at Oxford & Ipswich. We finish off with Luke revealing his love for the fanbase and his appreciation of the support he always received. This is a must listen for all Evertonian's and football fans a like!
July 3, 2020
ATP Episode 45 - Season 2019/20
The latest episode of Across The Park sees reds Terry and Phil, joined by blues Gary and Craig as they discuss all the latest news from both clubs. First up, the reds briefly give their reaction to Liverpool's first Premier League title, won in record fashion with 7 games remaining. The latest games are then reviewed with the blues giving their view on Everton's win over Norwich and the reds reflecting on a 4-0 win over C.Palace. The team then discuss the celebrations after Liverpool's title win, giving their opinion on the gatherings and some of the more disappointing elements which have dominated the headlines recently and for which the pod received a lot of listeners questions. The blues tackle a question about the increasing influence and improvement of Mason Holgate, before the lads look forward to this weeks football action, with previews of the upcoming games; Everton's meeting with Leicester on Wednesday and Liverpool's game against Man City at the Etihad on Thursday
June 29, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 29 - Rickie Lambert
In our 29th Across The Park Extra our resident reds Phil Roberts and Gary Murray are joined by Former England and Liverpool striker Rickie Lambert! Rickie gives a fascinating insight into his career: being released by his dream club Liverpool at a young age and then going through the leagues and coming full circle to the pinnacle of the game, playing for Liverpool once again and representing his country. On Liverpool Rickie speaks about: replacing Suarez, how close Liverpool were to signing Sanchez, his relationship with Gerrard and Gerrard’s retirement, Mario Balotelli’s training antics, the Raheem sterling BBC interview, the class of some of the players he’s played with and for the first time Rickie opens up, in depth, on why it ultimately didn’t work out for him at Liverpool and the absolute heartbreak he went through at the time. A fascinating story of a player who worked his way through the leagues, scoring goals in 4 divisions, the champions league and internationally. Rickie is a great local lad and this episode is a superb listen for all!
June 25, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 28 - Kevin Ratcliffe
On this episode of Across The Park Extra, Judgy & Millsy are honoured to be joined, via zoom, by Everton’s most successful captain, Mr Kevin Ratcliffe in an Everton FC special. We discuss the 80’s as Kevin tells us of his initial struggles to break into what we would become arguably Everton’s best ever side, with the club at one point making him available for transfer. We talk about the turning point, and what Kevin thinks it was in that 1983-94 season that seen the club go from playing in front of low crowds and struggling to going toe to toe with Liverpool in the Milk cup final to eventually lifting the FA Cup in 1984. Kevin explains how things were behind the scenes, both on and off the pitch as he expresses the unique bond that existed between the players of that team and just how good Everton actually were in 1985, overcoming Bayern Munich and Rapid Vienna to capture Everton’s first ever European trophy and of course, clinching the 1985 league title. We get Kevin’s honest opinion on Andy Gray making way for Gary Lineker, the break up of the squad including Howard Kendall leaving for Spain and his honest assessment of why some of the replacements were never going to replicate the success of their predecessors. This is a magical trip down memory lane which is started and finished by speaking to Kevin Ratcliffe "the fan" - as Kevin reveals first experiences of going the game as well as his hopes for the current Everton side under the stewardship of Carlo Ancelotti.
June 25, 2020
ATP Episode 44 - Season 2019/2020
Episode 44 of this season's show see's the lads, Millsy & Craig for the blues and Gary & Phil for the reds discuss the outcome of last weekends Merseyside Derby. The blues are impressed with Carlo Ancelotti's approach to the game and argue that with the chances that fell to the blues, should have taken all 3 points whilst the reds focus on the positive performance of some individuals as well as a point that brings the 19th league title one step closer. The lads also discuss the visual of the behind closed doors game and how they think it affected both sides in different ways. The blues look back on the Everton career of Morgan Schneiderlin after his move to Nice edges closer and both sides look at Marcel Brands recent quotes, citing Liverpool's approach to the transfer market as the model to follow. The show ends as we look ahead to Wednesday's games as Norwich host Everton and Liverpool return to Anfield to face Crystal Palace.
June 23, 2020
ATP Episode 43 - Season 2019/20
This week's episode sees the lad's focusing on the return of Premier League football! With the first fixture for both clubs being the Merseyside derby on Sunday, there is discussion of the prep and build-up both teams have done in the last fortnight, as well as whether the derby experience will be the same amidst lockdown and with the "behind closed doors" arrangements. Attention then moves to tackling some listener questions, starting with Everton's Financial Fair Play situation and whether it will impact on potential signings, with the James Rodriguez and Thiago Silva both linked in recent weeks. For the Reds, the ongoing rumours about a Philippe Coutinho's plea to return to Liverpool is then discussed. The show is then closed off with both sides of the pod giving their opinion on their sides team selection, setup and possible tactics going into Sunday's game
June 16, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 27 - Mick Rathbone
On this episode of Across The Park Extra, Millsy & Craig are joined by a man who played an essential role at the club between 2002-2010 and once referred to as David Moyes best ever signing, the head physio Mick Rathbone. ‘Baz’ tells us how he was greeted in style on his first day by Duncan Ferguson and explains the diagnosis that pro-longed the big mans career. We chat the timeline of the stories behind the scenes during that time, including the pressure treating Wayne Rooney in 2004 after he returned from Euro 2004, the work rate David Moyes expected, the madness of Thomas Gravesen and how unlucky he felt Andy Van Der Meyde was with 3 serious injuries during his Everton career. We of course, chat all things 2009 when the club reached the FA Cup Final and just how Baz dealt with the run of injuries prior to that when Yakubu, Mikel Arteta, Phil Jagielka & Victor Anichebe all suffered long term injuries, including how Jags and Mikel both broke down during their recovery. Baz tells us some of the funnier stories from his time at the club that has the lads in stitches, and how his return to the club as part of the academy medical team came about. A must listen for all blues!
June 11, 2020
Episode 42 - Season 2019/20
On this weeks episode Ian and Craig from the blue side are joined by Gary and Terry from the reds. They firstly discuss the restart of Premier League football and whether technology can help with behind closed door games, along with the decision on whether the Merseyside Derby should go ahead at Goodison Park or a Neutral Venue. Talk then turns to transfers and whether Liverpool ‘missed out’ on German starlet Timo Werner or chose not to sign him because of tactical strategy or the financial implications of COVID-19. The mooted returns of former Everton favourite Idrissa Gueye and last seasons loanee Kurt Zouma are covered, including where the former would fit into a Carlo Ancelloti 4-4-2, before the boys answer a social media question from one of the listeners, which was a little more challenging for the red side of the team! Tune in, to find out why!
June 9, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 26 - Tony Bellew
On this edition of Across The Park extra, Millsy and Judgy are joined via zoom by former WBC Cruiserweight Champion of the world and huge Evertonian, Tony Bellew. Tony has the lads in stitches with tales of growing up as a "rebellious" Evertonian, inspired by his older brother, to memories of the two infamous "great escapes" in 1994 and 1998. Tony also spoke about how he went from being a regular Evertonian, to training at Finch Farm, as part of a special relationship he developed with his beloved club. Tony tells us about the time he first met David Moyes, which almost led to him getting into a fight and how Moyes helped him meet Dave Billows, his fitness coach, who became a huge influence on his career. No punches are pulled in Tony’s opinion on how special David Moyes’ time was at the club, his relationship and love for Bill Kenwright and how he feels the inside of the club changed for the worse during a period of changing managers and personnel. We ask Tony about "that special night" at Goodison Park when he captured the WBC Cruiserweight title in dramatic fashion against Ilunga Makabu and just how much pressure he felt personally in fighting at the place he loved most. This is a fantastic insight into the real Anthony Bellew. His love for his family, Everton and appreciation of the opportunities he has had through boxing shine through with a side of typical "scouse humour". Tony is a shining example that dreams can come true but he is also humble and honest enough to concede that he has had his fair share of tough moments and this note, the three blues share their own recognition of the significance of mental health in modern society before signing off. For any Football or Boxing fans, this is a must listen.
June 3, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 25 - Jay Spearing
On this episode, our reds, Phil and Gary, are joined over zoom by ex Liverpool midfielder and current Blackpool captain Jay Spearing. Jay talks through how he made his way through the ranks to make the first team which included quite a few setback he had to overcome. Jay was in the team at the end of Rafael Benitez’s reign, through Roy Hodgson, King Kenny and the beginning of Brendan Rodgers’ tenure. He’s talks openly and honestly about things that went on during these periods, from the infamous Rafa rant, Roy’s failures and the Suárez/ Evra racism incident were the club decided to wear T-shirts supporting Suárez. He also talks about his feeling during certain milestones in his career from making his debut in a 1-3 victory against PSV, his home debut in the 4-0 victory over Madrid, being promoted to Melwood and the first team and winning a trophy with his boyhood club. This is a brilliant listen for any red. Spearing is a local lad who has lived every young lads dream and it shows just that listening to him.
May 29, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 24 - Gareth Farrelly
In an Everton FC edition of Across The Park Extra, Millsy & Judgy are delighted to be joined by ex Everton & Republic of Ireland International midfielder, Gareth Farrelly. We chat Gareth's Everton career in detail, from him being present at Howard Kendall's press conference and signing a blank contract to his hurt at leaving the club in 1999. The scorer of one of the most important goals in Everton's history, we re-visit that day against Coventry in 1998 in detail. From the build up and the team asking to forfeit their day off in the week, to the day itself and the pressure as a young Evertonian he felt walking out to Z-Cars with the club's Premier league status on the line. We talk merseyside derby memories, the influence of Duncan as captain, the arrival of Walter Smith and his special relationship with Howard Kendall in a must listen for all blues!
May 23, 2020
ATP Episode 41 - 2019/20 Season
In the latest episode we have two blues and two reds for the first time since lockdown via zoom! The boys kick of by discussing the return of mainstream Football in the shape of the Bundesliga action. Whether all the lads got to watch all the Football was a mixed bag! The discussion of the German action then moved onto talking about the impact of no crowds on the experience for the viewers with Terry tabling the suggestion from some broadcasters of "computer generated crowd noise", an idea that is actually generally welcomed by the panelists. With talk shifting to the Premier League, the news of positive tests coming back from the first round of testing of players and staff is first on the agenda, Troy Deeney's stance is supported and the boys remain curious to see how the testing results will impact on a potential return date. Judgy introduces the announcement from Everton that fans will be refunded for the remaining games to the forum and the move to offer fans the option to donate the refund to the Community is also commended. The transfer speculation doing the rounds by the lads is covered and the importance of Ancelotti to the blues in both attracting and managing top class players with "egos" (Rabiot etc) is again mentioned. The lads close off by promoting the exciting upcoming extras whilst also praising the outstanding support that City Talk have given to the podcast, with the news that they will be closing their doors at the end of the mont. Great to have four of the boys back together and we hope you enjoy it!
May 20, 2020
ATP Extra Episode 23 - Marcus Bent
On this episode of across the park extra, Judgy and Millsy are joined via zoom by ex Everton striker Marcus Bent. Marcus talks about his Everton career in depth, from the beginning and the pressure on his shoulders, to leading the line in an Everton team post Wayne Rooney. Marcus is brutally honest about his disappointment in leaving the club and the details that led to him asking to leave. Marcus talks about the "band of brothers" mentality the 2004 2005 side had. which led to them finishing 4th, as well reflecting on some huge victories that season over Liverpool and Manchester United. As always, this is a must listen for all blues as we look back at Marcus ' Everton days with refreshing honesty and laughs along the way!
May 16, 2020
ATP Bonus Show - Michael Ball reviews the EFC season so far
Judgy and Millsy are joined by ex defender and massive blue; Michael Ball over zoom, to discuss to review the season so far in this bonus show. Bally looks all the way back to last summers transfer activity including how the club missed out on adding a centre back before reflecting on the end of Marco Silva's reign as manager. The impact of Big Dunc is lauded by Bally before the lads look at the stand out players from the season so far including the emergence of Mason Holgate as first choice centre back. This is a great listen for blues during lockdown!
May 12, 2020
ATP Bonus Show - Peter Hooton reviews the LFC season so far
Legendary singer songwriter and huge red Peter Hooton joins Phil and Millsy via zoom to give his thoughts on "Project restart" and discuss some of the big moments in the season so far for LFC; from trusting Klopp in a quiet summer transfer window, to what he perceived to be the game he finally started to realise how dominant the reds could actually be this season. We chat the Merseyside derby cup game and Champions league exit to Atletico as well as which ex player he would love to have in this current side. A must listen for all reds during lockdown!
May 12, 2020
Episode 40 - Season 2019/20
Tonight’s episode sees the return of blue panelist, Millsy, who hosts alongside our red panelist Phil. There’s much to discuss with the latest round of “Project Restart” talks concluding with the news that if the Premier League resumes, it will be behind closed doors, at neutral venues. Millsy and Phil discuss whether the integrity of the league would be compromised by this or not and, whether or not it would make sense to have no relegated teams this season. The show concludes with a round up of the latest transfer stories which sees Phil break down the potential pros and cons of the much anticipated Timo Werner signing. Koulibaly and Coutinho are two players who have been linked with both clubs and the lads discuss the likelihood of these signings, as well as who might partner Koulibaly if he was to sign for the blues. Finally Millsy speaks on the midfield requirements at Everton and explains where the recently linked Ibrahim Sangaré would fit into Ancelotti’s plans
May 5, 2020
Episode 39 - Season 2019/20
This week's episode is brought to you by our red panellist Gary and he is joined by Craig from the blue side of the team. With the lockdown still in place the lads are recording from their homes and start off by discussing the reports that the Premier League are aiming to resume sometime in June. They discuss how much they’re missing the football with Gary watching the conclusion of the EA Fifa tournament, just to watch some sort of sport! The next topic on the agenda is the news that Liverpool have postponed the expansion of the Anfield Road stand for at least a year, due to the Covid-19 implications on construction companies. Attention then turns to Moise Kean who broke the isolation rules set by the government and by Everton themselves, who have quickly moved to condemn and punish his actions. To end the show, the lads discuss recent transfer speculations ranging from the Timo Werner to Liverpool, Coutinho being linked with a return to the premier league and the potential of him turning out in the colours of Everton
April 28, 2020
Episode 38 - Season 2019/20
Due to the continued "lockdown", this week's episode was recorded remotely and brought to you by blue panelist Judgy and Red panelist Terry. The lads begin the episode by discussing the recent new from both sides of the park. Terry shared Liverpool's efforts to re-establish positive relations with the fans with a recent email which was shared with all season ticket holders. Both of the lads also commented on how refreshing it is to see the human side of Footballers through recent social media activity of the squads. Judgy then moves on to talk about recent stories relating to Everton, with a fitness update provided by the Everton medical team giving blues reason to be cheerful, about seeing summer signing JP Gbamin back in the side when the Football returns. Elsewhere, the Liverpool Echo ran a glowing report on the progress that has been made by youngster Lewis Gibson during his loan spell at Fleetwood. The show closes with another Everton v Liverpool "Quiz shootout". Terry faces 5 questions about the 2000/ 2001 season with Judgy selected to face questions about the 2008/ 2009 season. Tune in to see which side took the spoils this week and to see if you can answers all five questions on your club correctly, to win the shoot out!
April 21, 2020
Episode 37 - Season 2019/20
This weeks show is brought to you by our red panelist Phil and blue panelist Craig. The lads start with a brief address of some of the latest news, starting with the good news, that Sir Kenny Dalglish was deemed well enough to leave hospital to continue his recovery from Covid-19 at home. Phil and Craig then give an quick opinion of the LFC furlough reversal and the related setup at Everton, before discussing the more playful headlines regarding Graeme Sharps comments about voiding the season and the hand bags at 12 paces between Graeme Souness and Paul Pogba. The shows closes with an interesting feature where the lads each pick an 11 which is based only on players who have less than 50 appearances for the respective clubs. The teams can be found on twitter (@Acrosstheparkpc) and Instagram (@Acrosstheparkpc) where we invite you to vote on which side you think would win in a match between the two.
April 15, 2020
Episode 36 - Season 2019/20
Judgy is joined by Gary to record the latest episode of Across The Park podcast. The show starts with criticism of Liverpool FC’s decision to furlough their staff from both sides of the park. Gary was particularly critical, claiming the moves has tarnished the reputation of the club and owners. With little current news at Everton, Judgy takes a look at the players out of contract in the Summer and whether the break will have impacted on the future of Leighton Baines and a potential move for loanee, Djibril Sidibe. The show closes with a "quiz penalty shootout”, with Judgy and Gary picking a season they’d like to answer questions on and the other side asking them 5 questions on that season. Gary went for 2013/14 for the reds and Judgy selected 2004/05. Tune in to play along and see who came out on top!
April 6, 2020
Episode 35 - Season 2019/20
Terry and Craig cover tonight's episode, with the first item on the agenda being the Premier League's forthcoming meeting on Friday, to discuss the continued suspension of the league. With increasing rumours of more clubs looking to void, the lads contemplate these developments and also discuss some of the other ideas doing the rounds. Without much else happening in the football world, a listener question is then tackled as to the best Scouse 11 the lads can come up with. The members have to have played for Liverpool or Everton and be from the city to qualify. After bouncing some ideas around, Craig and Terry settle on a joint 11 which they feel is the best Scouse 11 they've seen in their time. Tune in and see if you agree!
March 31, 2020
Episode 34 - Season 2019/20
Due to the current government guidelines this weeks episode was recorded remotely and brought to you by blue panelist Judgy and Red panelist Phil. The lads begin the episode by discussing the fall out from the Premier League meeting last Thursday where it was made clear that the intention is to complete the current Premier League Season if at all possible. Moving on from this, the positive impacts that both clubs are having in the community is lauded over and the lads share their thoughts on the potential silver linings that could come out of these testing times from both a football and every day life perspective. The complicated matters of the transfer window, player contracts and Financial Fair Play implications are mused over, before the lads move on to talk about the admirable philosophies and human sides of both Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp. The show closes with Judgy and Phil reviewing some of the silly season transfer rumours going around before giving you a thought provoking insight into one of the themes of next weeks show.
March 24, 2020
Episode 33 - Season 2019/ 20
Despite the postponement of the Premier League fixtures the lads still get together to record our weekly episode. We kick off with reviewing Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat at home to Athletico Madrid and subsequent exit from this seasons champions league. There is some disagreement over the main culprits for the defeat with Gary suggesting that the Liverpool forward line is more to blame than the defence and Terry leaping to the defence of the forwards who managed to register 34 shots on goal. Terry is also forced to defend the clubs recruitment in relation to the signing of Adrian, who has ended up suffering a lack of form at the wrong time. The rest of the episode sees the lads exploring the various possibilities in terms of how the season can and will be finished, if at all! There are also a couple of very good questions from listeners including who the lads would pick to represent them if the league had to be settled by with a 3v3 competition.
March 16, 2020
Episode 32 - Season 2019/20
The latest episode of the podcast is dominated by Chelsea, with both sides of the park having been on the end of a beating from Frank Lampard’s side over the course of the last week. The show kicks off with the reds, Joely and Terry, reviewing the 2-0 defeat in the FA Cup to Chelsea where Klopp unsuccessfully shuffled his pack. The defeat was not too disappointing for the Reds who saw some positives despite them fading to a better side on the night. The reds then reflected on the nervy 2-1 victory at Anfield against Bournemouth. A game in which more questions where raised about the form of the Liverpool and in particular, the contribution of the midfield. The blues then takeover and have to look back at a dreadful performance at Chelsea where they went down 4-0. Judgy described the performance as the worst of the season and both blues went on to heavily criticise individuals as well as the input from the manager. There are a couple of messages from listeners highlighting the performances of Sigurdsson and Davies and the lads are left with more questions than answers after a disappointing couple of weeks for the blues in terms of results. The episode is then rounded off with Reds looking forward to the second leg of their last 16 champions league tie against Atletico Madrid, with Terry feeling optimistic about the chances of turning the 1-0 around but the rest of the lads recognising the qualities that Atletico possess and the difficulties Liverpool may face against them on Wednesday