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Doing A Leeds

Doing A Leeds

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Matthew Lewis and Jermaine Beckford host a Leeds United fan pod.
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Transfer News...
The transfer window isn't even open yet, but Leeds Utd have made two new signings... Thanks to you all for listening in 2020, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and we hope you’ll join us on the other side.
December 23, 2020
Happy Birthday Jermaine...
...because we might have forgotten to say it last week. Matt and Jermaine are joined by legendary golfer Colin Montgomerie, who describes how a family move to Yorkshire saw him hooked by the Whites during the Revie era. Colin gives his take on Bielsa’s men and the season so far, whilst the guys break down the West Ham defeat. Follow us on Twitter - @doingaleedspod
December 16, 2020
Complete Psychopathic Behaviour
Christmas gets ever nearer and there’s the faint, socially-distanced sound of rustling as Jermaine commits the (should be imprisonable) sin of eating an entire advent calendar during the record (don’t tell his kids).  He and Matt digest the 3-1 loss to Chelsea and look ahead to the forthcoming clash with West Ham, as well as reflecting on the return of real, actual fans to stadiums. Follow us on Twitter - @doingaleedspod
December 09, 2020
Imagine learning English from you Becks
Matt and Jermaine have been set a big challenge this week - pick an all-time Leeds 5-a-side team - and there’s only one question on everyone’s lips - will Jermaine try to pick himself? Plus, they reflect over a great win at Everton, and look ahead to the Chelsea match. Give us a follow on Twitter - we’re @doingaleedspod.
December 02, 2020
The Bells Are Ringing Out For Nige Martyn
This week Matt and Jermaine are joined by arguably Leeds United’s greatest ever goalkeeper, Nigel Martyn. Indisputably  one of the nicest men in football, Nigel talks about his time at Elland Road - being signed by Howard Wilkinson, adapting to George Graham’s style, the heady days of David O’Leary’s reign and how the arrival of Terry Venables signalled the end of his time at the club. It’s a fascinating interview with a stopper who stands fifth in the all-time Premier League clean sheets standings. Oh and Matt asks him about campanology (who knows). Follow us on Twitter - @DoingALeedsPod.
November 26, 2020
There's only one Simon Grayson
The international break = dull dull dull. However, Jermaine’s thrown open his contacts book and nabbed an interview with one of the most successful Leeds managers in recent history, Simon Grayson.  The guys talk to Simon about his playing days, leading the Whites to promotion from League One and the memorable FA Cup win over Manchester United (plus his own take on THAT winning goal by a certain striker). Simon also gives us his damning assessment of managing Jermaine, and the guys try to get to the lowdown on life working under Ken Bates. Give us a follow on @DoingALeedsPod and keep those reviews coming!
November 18, 2020
Hulk Bamford
There’s a dour dose of déjà vu this week as Leeds succumbed to their second successive 4-1 defeat, this time at the hands of Crystal Palace. Jermaine and Matt discuss the key talking points, not least Pat Bamford’s disallowed goal - hands down (outstretched?) the most ridiculous decision made in the history of civilisation - as well as breaking down the other factors that contributed to the defeat. And the guys have news of next week’s special guest... Give us a follow @doingaleedspod
November 11, 2020
A Young Craig David
Serial world champion, multiple Olympic medals, pubs named after him and an all round Leeds legend - Matt and Jermaine are joined by Jonny Brownlee to discuss reaching the pinnacle of his sport and his love for Leeds United. The guys also reflect on the 4-1 humbling at the hands of Leicester City, a timely reminder of the challenge Marcelo Bielsa’s men face this season. Meanwhile, Matt’s recording from Washington DC where he’s set up camp for the US election, so alongside great guests and groundbreaking chat we bring you a US Election Special...sort of. Give us a follow on Twitter at @doingaleedspod and tell all your mates.
November 04, 2020
George Clooney’s Got A Pig
Welcome to the official Patrick Bamford fan club.  Matt and Jermaine are still revelling in the hugely impressive win over Villa, and reflect on a performance that once again demonstrated to the rest of the league what Leeds are all about.  Plus they look ahead to Monday’s game against Leicester, and there’s far too much chat about pigs and pumpkins.
October 28, 2020
Bringing Home The Mushrooms
We join a sombre Matt and Jermaine in the immediate wake of Leeds’ 1-0 defeat at home to Wolves. A certain ex-Villa striker has got under Matt’s skin with his post-game comments, and that’s not the only thing to get on his wick. The guys reflect on what the result means at this early stage of the season, and look ahead to the upcoming match at Villa Park. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @DoingALeedsPod and if you’re enjoying the podcast give us a review!
October 20, 2020
BONUS! Lucas Radebe in full
The full 90 min chat with The Chief, who talks about his childhood in South Africa, moving to Leeds and getting used to tasteless food, and his friendship with the late Nelson Mandela, as well as much, much more. It’s a fascinating chat with a giant of the game both on the pitch and off it; one of Leeds’s all-time greats and somebody who continues to inspire people across the globe.  Lucas has his own fantastic podcast, The Chief, which you can find at and @africasportsch1. Towards the end of Jermaine, Matt and Lucas’s chat, they discuss several incredible charities, and you can find out more about what they do here: CANSA - Lineham Farm - Reach for a Dream Foundation - Bambisanani Partnership -
October 16, 2020
The Chief Is Here!
Do we have a special guest for you! Matt and Jermaine are honoured to be joined by Leeds United royalty, The Chief himself, Lucas Radebe, who talks about his childhood in South Africa, moving to Leeds and getting used to tasteless food, and his friendship with the late Nelson Mandela, as well as much, much more.  It’s a fascinating chat with a giant of the game both on the pitch and off it; one of Leeds’s all-time greats and somebody who continues to inspire people across the globe.  The guys also answer some listener questions, from Jermaine’s regrets and his favourite player growing up, to Matt’s fervent football discussion on the set of Harry Potter and whether he did indeed get spotted in one of Kirkstall’s finest food establishments. Lucas has his own fantastic podcast, The Chief, which you can find at and @africasportsch1.
October 13, 2020
Bielsa The Boxer
Jermaine and Matt reflect on a busy transfer window run in for Leeds, with the arrival of Raphinha and the late collapse of Michael Cuisance’s move. Plus, the guys give their thoughts on an impressive performance against Pep Guardiola’s Man City. And boy do we have a great guest lined up for next week - there’ll be no game to discuss as we head into the international break, but fear not, we’ve absolutely pulled out all the stops…have a listen to find out who… And we’ll be answering some of your questions next week too - get in touch @doingaleedspod on Twitter and ask us anything (within reason!)
October 09, 2020
BONUS! Dom Matteo in full
Listen to Matt and Jermaine’s full chat with bona fide Leeds United legend Dominic Matteo, who discusses his battle with cancer, his time at Elland Road, boozy trips with Razor Ruddock and Jason McAteer, and the Ridsdale era. Spoiler alert – Jermaine had to do the interview sat in his car outside his brother-in-law’s whilst Dominic’s recording cut out, so audio quality gets a B-minus towards the end.
October 02, 2020
Dom Matteo scored a f**king great goal
Matt and Jermaine welcome their first guest – none other than Leeds United legend Dominic Matteo, who discusses scoring THAT goal against AC Milan, his health recovery and much more. Plus, the guys discuss a huge three points against Sheffield United, the upcoming clash with Man City and Jermaine’s good deed of the week.
October 01, 2020
Licking Stamps
New signings, transfer rumours and in depth analysis of the Fulham game - plus Jermaine gets his chance to grill Matt with a series of questions he’s prepared for him! Do give us a follow on Twitter @doingaleedspod.
September 25, 2020
Teaching Jamie O'Hara A Lesson
Matthew Lewis and Jermaine Beckford discuss THAT opening game against Liverpool, the midweek penalty defeat to Hull in the Carabao Cup and look ahead to the games coming up. Plus, the guys give their thoughts on the decision to make Casilla captain midweek, and Matthew shares his experience of watching Leeds from an Irish bar claimed by Liverpool fans. Come find us on Twitter and say hi - we're @doingaleedspod.
September 18, 2020
What shirt am I wearing bruv?
A brand new podcast hosted by Matthew Lewis and Jermaine Beckford. In this first episode, Matthew gets to know Jermaine: discussing his time at Leeds, going from non-league football playing in front of 70 fans to Elland Road and 34,000 fans within a week, and the realities of playing for the club.  And Jermaine offers us an insight into Marcelo Bielsa’s training methods, the forthcoming season and leading the side to promotion into the Championship. If you like the podcast, please spread the word and leave us a nice review on your podcast app of choice! And we're on Twitter @doingaleedspod, come say hey!
September 10, 2020