Great Since 68

Great Since 68

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Birmingham City Women FC through the eyes of match-going fans, the Great Since 68 podcast talks honestly and passionately about women’s football. The Blues play in the Women’s Super League as well as the Conti Cup and Women’s FA Cup. Also covering club news and bringing you interviews with the players and manager Marta Tejedor.

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Birmingham City Women FC through the eyes of match-going fans, the Great Since 68 podcast talks honestly and passionately about women’s football. The Blues play in the Women’s Super League as well as the Conti Cup and Women’s FA Cup. Also covering club news and bringing you interviews with the players and manager Marta Tejedor.

Available on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify & More...

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Great Since 68 Extra: Birmingham City secure point against Spurs
Craig brings his thoughts following Birmingham City's 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur.
03:42
December 4, 2019
Great Since 68: Better But Beaten - Episode 72
Birmingham City returned home this weekend and welcomed league leaders Chelsea. Blues suffered their biggest league defeat of the Women’s Super League era. Hear what we have to say about the game as well as interviews with young defender Lily Simkin (07:13) and manager Marta Tejedor (18:51) We also look ahead to our next league game against Tottenham Hotspur. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
34:30
November 26, 2019
Great Since 68: Misery By The Seaside - Episode 71
Birmingham City returned to action after the international break away at Brighton & Hove Albion. Safe to say it didn’t go to plan as the Blues returned to the Midlands on the back of a hiding. Hear what we have to say about the game and the mysterious absence of four first-team player for such a crucial game. We also look ahead to our next league game as we welcome table-toppers Chelsea to Damson Park. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
28:27
November 20, 2019
Wembley Wake Up Call - Episode 70
International weekend saw England lose to Germany in front of a record crowd at Wembley Stadium. Hear what we have to say about the game and Phil Neville’s sudden realisation that things aren’t all rosy after all. We also look ahead to the return of the Women’s Super League and Birmingham City’s impending trip to the Amex to face Brighton & Hove Albion. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
25:21
November 12, 2019
Wembley Awaits For England - Episode 69
Birmingham City’s winning run in the #ContiCup came to an end on Sunday. Hear what we have to say about Birmingham City’s narrow 2-1 defeat to Manchester City and our thoughts on the lack of league cup coverage. We close the show by looking ahead to the upcoming internationals including England’s big showdown with Germany at Wembley Stadium… Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
31:48
November 6, 2019
Blues Beat Liverpool - Episode 68
We are back to recap our first league win of the season, against former WSL champions Liverpool. Hear what we have to say about Birmingham City’s win over the Reds and the thoughts of captain Kerys Harrop. We close the show by looking ahead to Sunday’s game away at Manchester City… Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
31:55
October 30, 2019
Goals Aplenty At Leicester City - Episode 67
We are back after a bout of illness to recap our victory over Leicester City. Hear what Craig has to say about Birmingham City’s win over the Foxes and their defeat to Manchester City. We close the show by looking ahead to Sunday’s game against Liverpool… Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
13:29
October 22, 2019
Let's Talk About Phil - Episode 66
Caz and Craig are here to discuss this week's England games and what we think about Phil Neville and his interesting comments. We also look ahead to this weekend and Birmingham City's game against Manchester City. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
29:45
October 9, 2019
Super Sub Rachel Williams - Episode 65
Birmingham City secured their first win of the season on Sunday, against Everton. Hear reaction from manager Marta Tejedor, defender Adrienne Jordan and goal scorer Rachel Williams on this week’s show. We also recap all the action, as well as looking ahead to Sunday’s clash with Reading. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
25:01
September 24, 2019
Great Since 68: The Point That Never Was - Episode 64
EDITOR’S NOTE: There’s an echo from Chris and Caz for the opening five minutes or so. It clears up soon after. Birmingham City return from a trip to London without a point. We discuss why on this week’s show… We recap the action, as well as looking ahead to Sunday’s Continental Cup tie with Everton. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
42:38
September 17, 2019
Great Since 68: Opening Day Defeat - Episode 63
Birmingham City kicked off the new season with a 1-0 loss at home to Everton. We recap the action, as well as looking ahead to this weekend’s game away at West Ham United. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
24:30
September 11, 2019
Great Since 68: England Lose To Norway & Everton Preview - Episode 62
The dedicated Birmingham City Women's podcast is back for another week and we are here to talk about England and their defeat to Norway. We recap the game as well as the other internationals that have involved Blues players over the past week. We also preview Birmingham City's season opener against Everton on Sunday. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
41:29
September 3, 2019
Great Since 68: We're Back Again - Episode 61
The only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s podcast returns for a third season and its not without its problems. Due to technical difficulties the original recording wasn't suitable for release so we've recorded an alternative version for our audio only listeners. If you'd like to listen to the original go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw6lgPeWBxc We mention John Pranjic's podcast '3Four3' on the show this week. To listen to his full interview with Brianna Visalli go to: https://343coaching.com/podcast/soccer-by-3four3/episode-145-brianna-visalli-west-ham-united-womens-professional-premier-league-nwsl/ Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
25:31
August 30, 2019
Great Since 68: Charlie Fires Blues To Record Points Total - Episode 60
Birmingham City finished the season on a high with their fourth win in four matches. We discuss the departure of Ellen White, recap the action against Yeovil Town (15:31),  as well as looking ahead to what could be a big summer at the World Cup (21:14).  Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
32:31
May 17, 2019
Great Since 68: Ellen White Sparkles At St Andrew’s - Episode 59
Birmingham City continued their unbeaten end to the season with a convincing win over Liverpool at St Andrew’s.   We recap the action as well as look ahead to our final game of the season, against Yeovil Town. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
24:59
May 1, 2019
Great Since 68: A Magic Week For The Welsh Wizard - Episode 58
Birmingham City celebrated back-to-back victories under boss Marta Tejedor for the first time this past weekend.  We recap the action as well as look ahead to Sunday’s game against Liverpool at St Andrews. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
09:30
April 23, 2019
Great Since 68: Listener Questions Special - Episode 57
On the back of another international break, we invited fans to submit topics for us to debate. We also preview next week’s game against Everton. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
39:18
April 12, 2019
Great Since 68: Arsenal, Hannah Hampton & Marta Tejedor - Episode 56
We return for another week to discuss the narrow defeat to Arsenal, Hannah Hampton’s goalkeeping prowess and we also hear from Blues manager Marta Tejedor for the first time. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
28:09
April 5, 2019
Great Since 68: We’re Coming Home - Episode 55
It’s been over a month since our last competitive game. It’s been over two months since our last home game. Finally we’re back! Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
30:08
March 27, 2019
Great Since 68: Keeping Right On Is Hard - Episode 54
A second defeat in a row for the Birmingham City side. We recap the action as well as round-up what’s going on at the club, from a fan’s perspective, from the past seven days. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. ####################### Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
23:57
February 28, 2019
Great Since 68: Cup Games Aplenty - Episode 53
We've missed a week but we return to catch everyone up on what's been going on in the FA Cup. The Blues have taken on Yeovil Town and Reading with mixed fortunes. We also discuss what the next month holds for Birmingham City and what manager Marta Tejedor had to say in a recent interview with Spanish newspaper Marca. All of this and more on this week's podcast... ********** Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. ********** Follow us on Twitter: @craighadlee @AWCAIB @Team_Schroder @GreatSince68
24:03
February 20, 2019
Great Since 68: New Faces & A Big Win - Episode 52
We have lots to talk about this week on the show. We discuss the appointment of new manager Marta Tejedor, our new signings in Claudia Walker and Alex Brookes, as well our big win over champions Chelsea. All of this and more on this week's podcast... ***** Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. ***** Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
32:36
February 6, 2019
Great Since 68: Media Special feat. Suzy Wrack & Rich Laverty - Episode 51
 The final of three special episodes of the Great Since 68 podcast sees journalists Suzy Wrack and Rich Laverty join us to discuss the role that media plays in Women's Football. ***** Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. ***** Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Suzy Wrack: @SuzyWrack Rich Laverty:  @RichJLaverty Show: @GreatSince68
32:11
January 30, 2019
Great Since 68: The 2012 FA Cup Final - Episode 50
To celebrate reaching our 50th episode of the show, we've spoken to a bunch of special guests about Birmingham City Women's only major trophy win. The 2012 FA Cup. Over the course of the show, you will hear from Chelsea Weston, Becky Spencer, Jo Potter, Emily Westwood and David Parker about a day Blues fans will never forget. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
23:08
January 22, 2019
Great Since 68: Media Special feat. Kieran Thievam & Molly Hudson - Episode 49
The first of three special episodes of the Great Since 68 podcast sees journalists Kieran Theivam and Molly Hudson join us to discuss the role that media plays in Women's Football. - The show opens with us discussing the 1-0 defeat to Bristol City, which includes our final interview with Marc Skinner before he heads off to Orlando Pride (08:06).  - A quick preview of our next game against Chelsea (13:14). - We then turn our attention to the role that media plays in covering women's football. Kieran and Molly offer their insight on how a journalist goes about their jobs as well as what the future has to offer for the game and the media (17:19). ***** Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. ***** Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Molly Hudson: M0lly_Writes Kieran Theivam: @KiersTheivam Show: @GreatSince68
1:06:36
January 16, 2019
Great Since 68: A Week of Ups and Downs - Episode 48
From the joys of Sunday’s win over Reading to the possible departure of manager Marc Skinner, we have it all on this week’s episode. We share our thoughts on the win over the Royals, the defeat to Arsenal as well as the main topic of the week; Orlando Pride’s approach for Marc. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
20:26
January 10, 2019
Great Since 68: Ann-Katrin Berger Leaves Blues - Episode 47
We begin the New Year on a sour note as fan favourite Ann-Katrin Berger has left the club for a new challenge.  We share our thoughts on the departure before looking ahead to Sunday’s game against Reading. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
20:08
January 1, 2019
Great Since 68: League & Cup Double Header - Episode 46:
As Christmas fast approaches we had another two matches this past week. Did we round off the year in style? Find out as we discuss our trip to Manchester City and our mid-week game with Bristol City. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
22:52
December 18, 2018
Great Since 68: Two Wins In Four Days For Blues - Episode 45
Birmingham City saw off Yeovil Town and Leicester City this week but it wasn’t all smooth sailing. We discuss all the action before looking ahead to Sunday’s clash with Man City. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @craighadlee @AWCAIB @Team_Schroder
16:53
December 7, 2018
Great Since 68: Connie "Isco" Scofield Sees Off Liverpool - Episode 44
Could this be a defining moment in our season? Birmingham City picked up their first win away at Liverpool since 2012. We recap the game and hear from manager Marc Skinner. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @craighadlee @AWCAIB @Team_Schroder
22:44
November 28, 2018
Great Since 68: Blue Steel Stronger Than The Hammers - Episode 43
We return to our regularly scheduled programming this week as we look back at Birmingham City's 3-0 win over West Ham United. Emma Follis was at it again with another superb goal in this one and we spoke to her following the match. Also, hear from manager Marc Skinner on this week's show. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @craighadlee @AWCAIB @Team_Schroder
29:06
November 21, 2018
Great Since 68: Talking England with Rich Laverty - Episode 42
A bonus episode for you all this week as we welcome sports writer Rich Laverty to the show to discuss all things England. The Lionesses beat Austria before succumbing to Sweden this past week and we break down the action as well as ask Rich the big questions. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @craighadlee @AWCAIB @Team_Schroder @RichJLaverty
1:18:34
November 15, 2018
Great Since 68: Finally Follis Fires First Goal For Blues - Episode 41
Mistakes cost us once again as the would-be champions Arsenal win at Borehamwood. We look back at the game in which Emma Follis scored her first goal for the club. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter @craighadlee @AWCAIB @team_schroder
29:51
November 7, 2018
Great Since 68: Berger Saves Penalty Against Champions Chelsea - Episode 40
Hear from summer signing Harriet Scott and manager Marc Skinner as Blues claim a point against reigning champions Chelsea. We round-up the rest of the weekend's action before previewing our next game against free-scoring Arsenal. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter: @craighadlee @AWCAIB @team_schroder
25:27
October 23, 2018
Great Since 68: Aoife Mannion Fires Blues To Win - Episode 39
Hear from match-winner Aoife Mannion as Blues beat Bristol City to record their fourth league win in five matches. We round-up the rest of the weekend's action before previewing Sunday’s game against the reigning champions Chelsea. Subscribe today to the only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s weekly audio show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or Google Podcasts. You can also follow us on Twitter: @craighadlee @AWCAIB @team_schroder
31:24
October 17, 2018
Great Since 68: Three Points Dropped Against City - Episode 38
Oh, what could have been eh? Chris & Craig return for another show to break down the action. We discuss the Man City game with Marc Skinner sharing his thoughts on the 3-2 defeat. We let you know where to watch England as they prepare for upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Australia as well as previewing our next game against Bristol City. Follow us on Twitter: @craighadlee @AWCAIB @team_schroder Subscribe to the show today! #KRO
28:03
October 3, 2018
Great Since 68: Sarge Stuns The Royals - Episode 37
Another week another win for Birmingham City. Caz, Chris & Craig return for another show to break down the action. We share a heated debate about why we think Phil Neville continues to ignore Blues' defenders for England as well as our weekly Blue Who? guessing game. All of this and more on this week's show... Follow us on Twitter: @craighadlee @AWCAIB @team_schroder @greatsince68 Subscribe to the show today! #KRO
24:45
September 26, 2018
Great Since 68: Staniforth Stars At Sheffield - Episode 36
Caz returns so we have a full squad once more to discuss our win over Sheffield United. The only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s podcast also features interviews with Marc Skinner and Shania Hayles on this week's show. Follow us on social media: @craighadlee @AWCAIB @team_schroder @greatsince68
25:31
September 19, 2018
Great Since 68: Super Speedy Charlie Wellings - Episode 35
The only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s podcast returns for another week. Caz was unable to make it but the guys discuss the win over Everton as well as previewing Sunday's game against Sheffield United... Also hear from the goalscorer Charlie Wellings as well as manager Marc Skinner... Follow us on social media: @craighadlee @AWCAIB @team_schroder @greatsince68
27:08
September 12, 2018
Great Since 68: International Weekend - Episode 34
The only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s podcast returns for another week. Chris has finally returned so he joins Caz and Craig to discuss the weekend's international action... We debut of our new game "Blue Who?" on this week's show. Play along at home! We also preview Sunday's game against Everton. Craig Hadley: @craighadlee Chris Pugh: @AWCAIB Caz Smith: @Team_Schroder Show: @GreatSince68
18:20
September 5, 2018
Great Since 68: Second City Derby - Episode 33
The only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s podcast returns for another week. Chris is still away so Caz and Craig breakdown last Sunday’s game against Aston Villa… Also hear from Welsh international Hayley Ladd ahead of Wales' crunch game against England at Rodney Parade.
17:03
August 29, 2018
Great Since 68: Penalty Kicks Aplenty - Episode 32
The only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s podcast now in its second season. Chris is still away so Caz and Craig breakdown last Sunday’s game against Man City… Also hear from new signing Chloe Arthur on her time in Scotland and her move to the Blues!
18:22
August 22, 2018
Great Since 68: We're Back! - Episode 31
The only dedicated Birmingham City Women’s podcast returns for a second season. Chris is away so Caz is here to help preview the season alongside Craig. We discuss Blues’ summer transfers, the U20s World Cup as well as look ahead to Sunday’s opening game against Manchester City… Also hear from new signing Lucy Staniforth and manager Marc Skinner ahead of the new season!
18:50
August 15, 2018
GS68: Best of Great Since 68 - Episode 30
Here are the best bits from season one of the only dedicated Birmingham City Ladies podcast, Great Since 68. Hear the best interviews and our funniest moments now. Enjoy and thanks for your continued support!
47:02
May 28, 2018
GS68: Charlie Wellings Inspires Win At Everton - Episode 29
Great Since 68 - Episode 29: Two goals from young striker Charlie Wellings inspired Birmingham City to a superb win away at Everton. We discuss the game as well as hear reaction from the goal scorer herself and manager Marc Skinner. **Chelsea v Blues** We open this week’s show discussing a near-perfect performance away at Kingsmeadow. It ended in defeat but we were so close from leaving London with a point. **Everton v Blues** The guys then discuss Blues’ 3-0 win over Everton at the Marine Travel Arena. It was Birmingham’s final away game of the season and it featured some goal of the season contenders. **Loan Watch** Find out how Coral-Jade Haines and Sophie Baggaley have gotten on over the course of the past seven days out on loan. **Preview: Blues v Reading** We close this week's show by discussing our final game of the season against Reading which takes place this Sunday at St Andrew's.
35:04
May 16, 2018
GS68: Au Revoir Andrine Hegerberg - Episode 18
Great Since ’68 – Episode 18: After another great win for Birmingham at Damson Park, we were forced to say goodbye to Norwegian international Andrine Hegerberg who has left for France. We also discuss the win over Yeovil Town and preview this weekend’s FA Women’s Cup tie with Reading. *Andrine Hegerberg* The guys discuss her transfer to Paris Saint-Germain which went through at the beginning of this week. We talk about what her move means for her and her family as well as reminisce over her superb performance against Arsenal at the start of this season. *Blues v Yeovil Town* Birmingham City made it two wins from two with a superb 3-0 win over Yeovil Town last weekend. We go over the key moments from the match including interviews from Aoife Mannion (16:22) and manager Marc Skinner. (18:14) *Loan Watch* Coral-Jade Haines scored her second of the season for Tottenham Hotspur away at Sheffield in a 4-3 thriller while Sophie Baggaley’s Bristol City took on Liverpool. (24:02)
42:51
May 11, 2018
GS68: Curson Bows Out at Yeovil - Episode 17
Great Since 68 - Episode 17: A shorter show than usual this week as we look ahead to the weekend’s game against Yeovil Town. Originally scheduled as an away fixture it will now be at Damson Park this Sunday from 2. We discuss the departure of Yeovil captain Ellie Curson on the eve of the game as well as making our weekly score predictions.
16:55
May 11, 2018
GS68: First Win In Four For Blues - Episode 16
Great Since 68 - Episode 16: Back to winning ways for Birmingham City this week with their first win in four matches. We discuss the 2-0 victory with interviews from manager Marc Skinner and goalkeeper Hannah Hampton. We also discuss the Continental Cup semi-finals and international training camps. Before finally, discussing the potential postponement of the Yeovil v Birmingham game on January 26 with comments from Marc Skinner. Craig recommended a book on the show this week and that was ‘Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women’s Soccer‘ by Gwendolyn Oxenham. Our podcast image this week comes from the superb Birmingham City photographer Roy Smiljanic. Many thanks to him.
34:24
May 11, 2018
GS68: A Northern Nightmare - Episode 15
Great Since 68 - Episode 15: It was a week to forget for Birmingham City as they travelled away to Sunderland. We recap the defeat with help from our special guest Katie Hume before discussing this week’s FA Women’s Cup draw. Finally, we take a look at this upcoming weekend’s action and preview Birmingham’s first home game since November; against Bristol City.
35:00
May 11, 2018
GS68: Surprise Exits & Sunderland - Episode 14
Great Since 68 - Episode 14: We return for our first show back after the winter break and what a week to come back to. Birmingham City Ladies have announced the departures of two first-team players and we give you our thoughts on the releases. We then turn our attention to Marc Skinner’s end of year review before turning our eyes to the weekend’s action away at Sunderland.
29:43
May 11, 2018
GS68: Fate of the WSL 20 Special - Episode 13
Great Since 68 - Episode 13: With the snow causing havoc to the week’s Women’s Super League action, we turn our attention to the main news of the week. The Football Association have announced which teams will play in the new look WSL next season. We discuss the fallout from the news. Chris & Craig are joined by special guest Katie Whyatt; one half of the editorial team at The Width of the Post. She was also recently nominated for student sports writer of the year by the Sports Journalists’ Association.
31:57
May 11, 2018
GS68: Cup Exit & Bristol City Preview - Episode 12
Great Since 68 - Episode 12: Birmingham City Ladies are out of the WSL Cup for another year and we discuss what went wrong for Blues. Chris & Craig then turn their attention to the speculation that Sophie Baggaley might be in line for an early return in 2018. We conclude the show by previewing this weekend’s game against Bristol City and giving out our score predictions.
19:25
May 11, 2018
GS68: International Break & Man City - Episode 11
Great Since 68 - Episode 11: We begin this week’s show by wishing Ann-Katrin Berger the best in her fight against cancer after the news broke earlier this week. Chris & Craig then talk international football including Jess Carter’s debut for England and Hayley Ladd’s superb free-kick for Wales. Then the guys look ahead to the weekend and our crunch Continental Cup game with Manchester City.
28:40
May 11, 2018
GS68: Jess Carter, Marc Skinner & Lucy Quinn - Episode 09
Great Since 68 - Episode 09: Our show this week begins with a brief recap of the defeat to Liverpool. We hear from both Jess Carter and manager Marc Skinner post-match. We discuss the Coral-Jade Haines and Chloe Peplow showdown in WSL2 before hearing from Lucy Quinn on her time at Yeovil Town and her time in Birmingham. All of this and more on this week’s show.
17:20
May 11, 2018
GS68: Donny Belles at St Andrew's - Episode 08
Great Since 68 - Episode 08: We return for another week and it’s been one busy week for the Birmingham City Ladies squad. We discuss Birmingham’s 1-0 defeat to Everton before moving onto this past weekend’s win over Doncaster Belles. We speak to manager Marc Skinner as well as Maddy Cusack. Charlie Wellings also stops by for a chat for the first time and we find out which Birmingham player has influenced her great start to the season. And then finally we preview our next game which is Liverpool away.
25:11
May 11, 2018
GS68: Derby Chat & WSL Cup Double Preview - Episode 07
Great Since ’68 – Episode 07: Chris has returned and the guys are talking about local derbies this week on the show. We discuss the prospect of a ‘Second City’ derby in Women’s Super League 1 between Birmingham City and Aston Villa with help from Maddy Cusack, Aoife Mannion and Abbey-Leigh Stringer. We also discuss the Man City game as well as look towards this week’s Continental Cup double with Everton and Doncaster Belles.
27:30
May 11, 2018
GS68: To Manchester via Watford Junction - Episode 06
Great Since 68 – Episode 06: Craig is flying solo this week with Chris away as we look ahead to the big game against Manchester City. He takes a look back at the win over Watford last weekend before turning his attention to the Man City game on Sunday. He is then joined by Man City Women’s supporter Amy Grange to discuss the game. Apologies for some wind noise at the beginning of our chat, it clears up fairly quickly. Finally we hear from Marc Skinner ahead of the City match.
07:40
May 11, 2018
GS68: Development Special - Episode 05
Great Since 68 – Episode 05: It’s time for our fifth podcast of the season and the guys return to discuss player development in women’s football. We are also joined by special guest Chris Freville who gives us his thoughts on the WSL Cup win over Oxford United. *Blues v Oxford United* With both hosts unable to make the mid-week fixture we spoke to Blues fan Chris Freville, who was at Damson Park to witness the decisive win over Oxford. *Loan Watch* We discuss how our players out on loan have got on over the last seven days in our weekly segment ‘Loan Watch’. (10:19) *Player Development in England* Our main topic this week is player development in England. New signing Maddy Cusack shares with us how training has changed since she made the move from Aston Villa (11:24). We hear from defender Paige Williams on how English football has changed since she returned from Italy (13:45). We also hear from manager Marc Skinner. (26:19)
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May 11, 2018
GS68: Feisty Fun In Wycombe - Episode 04
Great Since 68 – Episode 04: The show returns this week on the back of a feisty 90 minutes down in High Wycombe. We discuss the Reading game as well as hearing from captain Kerys Harrop. *Reading v Blues* The guys discuss Birmingham City’s 2-2 draw away at Reading with reaction from captain Kerys Harrop who secured the point with a late header. (1:22) *Loan Watch* We discuss how our players out on loan have got on over the last seven days in our weekly segment ‘Loan Watch’. (12:24) *Marc Skinner* Craig spoke to manager Marc Skinner after the news of Fran Stenson’s senior debut last week made the local newspapers. (17:43) *Oxford United Preview* Chris & Craig preview Birmingham City’s next fixture which is at home to Oxford on Wednesday October 11. (18:04)
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May 11, 2018
GS68: Our First Win & Reading Preview - Episode 03
Great Since 68 – Episode 03: Sixteen-year-old goalkeeper Fran Stenson made her senior debut as the Blues secured their first win of the season. We discuss the game as well as welcoming new co-host Chris Pugh to the show. *Blues v Everton* The guys discuss the events of Birmingham City’s 2-1 win at home to Everton with reaction from manager Marc Skinner (1:24) and midfielder Hayley Ladd (5:04). *Loan Watch* We introduce a brand new segment for the show, in which we discuss how our players out on loan have got on over the last seven days. (9:56) *Reading Preview* Chris & Craig preview Birmingham City’s next fixture which is an away trip to High Wycombe as we face Reading on Sunday October 8. (17:31)
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May 11, 2018
GS68: Penalty Woes & Everton Preview - Episode 02
Great Since 68 - Episode 02: Penalties are the hot topic this week as a late one condemned Birmingham City to defeat away at Arsenal. We also preview our next game against Everton. *Arsenal v Blues* Craig Hadley recaps the events of Birmingham City’s narrow 3-2 defeat away at Arsenal with reaction from manager Marc Skinner (5:04) and striker Ellen White (6:49). *Everton Preview* Craig previews Birmingham City’s first home game of the season as Everton visit Damson Park on Sunday October 1. (8:07)
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May 11, 2018
GS68: The Summer & Arsenal Preview - Episode 01
Great Since 68 - Episode 01: Craig Hadley recaps the events of the summer which included a memorable goal at Wembley for Charlie Wellings as well as England’s semi-final run in the European Championships. *Summer Signings* Birmingham City have announced the signings of Maddy Cusack and Hayley Ladd. Craig provides his insight into what these players will bring to the Blues. (2:42) *Summer Departures* The club have also announced the departures of Ellie Brazil, Coral-Jade Haines, Sophie Baggaley and Chloe Peplow. Find out where they’ve gone and if the deals are permanent. (4:07) *Arsenal Preview* Craig previews Birmingham City’s first game of the new season which is away to Arsenal at Meadow Park on Sunday September 24. (8:44)
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May 11, 2018
GS68: Our biggest win over Arsenal in WSL history - Episode 28
GS68: Our biggest win over Arsenal in WSL history - Episode 28: We return this week to see the Blues returning to winning ways. Ellen White produced another masterclass as Birmingham City saw off Arsenal at Damson Park. We’ve got reaction from manager Marc Skinner as well as a brief chat with Meaghan Sargeant coming up… ** Chris’ Charity Penalty Challenge ** We open this week’s show chatting about Chris’ recent charity exploits. He had the privilege to take a penalty against Birmingham City goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger. Find out how he got on… (0:59) ** Blues v Arsenal ** The guys along with special guest Caz Smith discuss Blues’ 3-0 win over Arsenal. It was Birmingham’s 9th home win of the season. (3:38) ** Marc Skinner ** Hear Marc's thoughts after our superb victory over Arsenal and what he hopes from the Chelsea game. (14:19) ** Meaghan Sargeant ** Meg reveals what her preferred position to play is as well as sharing how she first met teammate Freda Ayisi years before playing t
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May 4, 2018
GS68: Blues trio named in PFA Team of the Year - Episode 27
Great Since ’68 - Episode 27: The show returns this week to bring you the exciting news that three of the Birmingham City Ladies team are in the PFA Team of the Year. Find out who they are and how we got on against Yeovil Town… ** Yeovil vs Blues ** Chris shares his thoughts on the game in which Birmingham City had 32 shots without finding the net. (0:59) ** PFA Team of the Year ** We discuss the Professional Footballers’ Association Team of the Year with special attention paid to the three Blues players who were named. (07:47) ** WSL Development Cup Final ** We discuss the importance of getting experience of playing in cup finals after the Blues Reserves side lost to Manchester City. (13:49) ** Sophie Baggaley ** Craig shares a heart-warming story involving Bristol City keeper Sophie Baggaley, who is on loan from Birmingham, which he saw on social media over the last few days. (16:14) ** Player of the Month ** We keep the superlatives coming as we praise Ellen White after she was
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April 19, 2018
GS68: England v Wales - The Ladd/White Derby - Episode 26
Great Since ’68 - Episode 26: It’s still a week to go till our next league game so it’s time for another international round-up show. We discuss the performances of Ellen White and Hayley Ladd as both battled in the England vs Wales game at St Mary’s as well as mixed success for our youth players away with the Lionesses… ** Blues v Sunderland ** We briefly touch on Birmingham City’s 2-0 win over Sunderland that took place before the international break. (0:58) ** England U17s ** We discuss England’s 2-0 win over Norway which booked them a place at this year’s European Championships in Lithuania. Fran Stenson was in action. (04:12) ** England U19s ** We discuss the importance of getting experience on the international stage as Connie Scofield and Shania Hayles represented England in a narrow defeat to Germany. (08:26) ** England v Wales ** We discuss Wales’ impressive defensive performance against England which featured our very own Hayley Ladd at the heart of the backline. (10:12)
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April 11, 2018
GS68: Blues Up To Fourth With Win At Bristol - Episode 25
Great Since ’68 - Episode 25: Birmingham City have done it again. Three wins on the bounce for the Blues thanks to a double from Ellen White. We have interviews with Marc Skinner, Ann-Katrin Berger and Paige Williams as well as our previewing Sunday’s game with Sunderland super fan Katie Hume. ** Bristol v Blues ** We begin this week’s show by recapping Birmingham’s 2-0 win over Bristol City with reaction from manager Marc Skinner (10:05) and defender Paige Williams (12:56). ** International News ** We discuss the latest England and Wales squads with special attention paid to our very own duo Ellen White and Hayley Ladd. Katie also gives her insight on Phil Neville’s latest addition to his coaching setup, Sunderland manager Mel Copeland. (14:55) ** Blues v Sunderland ** We preview the Birmingham and Sunderland game with help from our special guest (22:47). ** Ann-Katrin Berger ** We finish this week’s show with an interview with goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger. Find out about what d
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March 29, 2018
GS68: Blues Thrash Liverpool at Damson Park - Episode 24
Great Since ’68 - Episode 24: Two wins on the spin for Birmingham City as the Blues thrash Liverpool at Damson Park. We discuss the game as well as hearing reaction from manager Marc Skinner. We also preview Wednesday’s game against Bristol City. ** Blues v Liverpool ** We begin this week’s show by recapping Birmingham’s 4-0 win over Liverpool with reaction from manager Marc Skinner. (1:26) ** Bristol City v Blues ** We round off this week’s show with our preview of Wednesday’s Women’s Super League tie between Birmingham City and Bristol City. (14:15) ** Tilton Talk – Blues Ladies Special ** Be sure to give the ‘Tilton Talk’ show a listen this week as they welcomed special guests Marc Skinner and Ann-Katrin Berger. You can find the show here and it begins about 23 minutes in: http://bit.ly/tiltontalk Thanks to our resident photographer Laura Burton for another great image for our podcast art this week. For all her images from the Liverpool game go to: http://bit.ly/GSnap1 Craig H
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March 26, 2018
GS68: Raring & Ready for the Reds - Episode 23
Great Since ’68 - Episode 23: We are back fresh from the international break to preview this weekend’s game against Liverpool. Chris was unable to make the show but Craig is joined by special guest Heather Carroll; from the Anfield Wrap podcast. ** She Believes Cup ** We begin this week’s show by recapping the events of England’s time out at the She Believes Cup competition against the likes of France, Germany and USA. (1:37) ** England Youth Squad News ** We give a shout out to Charlie Wellings, Connie Scofield, Shania Hayles, Fran Stenson, and Paris McKenzie who have recently been announced in upcoming squads for England at youth level as well as touching on the future Liverpool prospects. (8:17) ** Development Squad ** We discuss the recent success for our developmental squad as they beat Reading to make the final of the Development League Cup thanks to Georgia Popple’s extra-time winner. (9:30) ** Blues v Liverpool ** We conclude this week’s show with our preview of Sunday’s W
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March 21, 2018
GS68: Turning Point for Birmingham City - Episode 22
Great Since ’68 - Episode 22: In our final show before the international break we discuss Birmingham City’s two games against Manchester City in the space of three days. This week’s show includes interviews from Marc Skinner, Ellen White, Sarah Mayling and Rachel Williams. ** Blues v Man City - FA Cup ** We begin this week’s show by hearing from manager Marc Skinner after our 3-1 defeat after extra-time to Manchester in the FA Cup (1:48). Don’t let the score fool you; we ran them to their limits in this one. ** Blues v Man City – League ** The Blues returned to Damson Park on Wednesday buoyed by their performance on Sunday. Could we finally beat Manchester City? You bet we could. Hear reaction from our 2-0 win from Ellen White (10:48), Marc Skinner (19:12) and Sarah Mayling (23:13). ** Rachel Williams ** We finish this week’s show by speaking to the 2011 WSL top goal scorer Rachel Williams. She returned to the Blues for a second spell and speaks about how things have changed and h
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February 22, 2018
GS68: Blues Lose to Title Contenders Chelsea - Episode 21
Great Since ’68 - Episode 21: Our record of three matches unbeaten came to an end this past weekend to title contenders Chelsea. We get reaction from manager Marc Skinner and midfielder Emma Follis following the defeat as well as previewing this weekend’s FA Cup fifth round game with Manchester City. ** Blues v Chelsea ** We begin this week’s show by hearing from manager Marc Skinner after our 2-0 defeat to Chelsea (01:04). The guys discuss the game before also hearing reaction from midfielder Emma Follis (13:50). ** Loan Watch ** It was another great week for Coral-Jade Haines at Spurs as the midfielder scores in a 2-1 win. We go over her player of the match as well as discussing Sophie Baggaley’s weekend with Bristol City (15:45). ** Blues v Man City – FA Cup 5th Round ** After defeat to Manchester City in last year’s FA Cup Final, the Blues will be up for revenge in this one. We discuss potential injuries for both sides as well as giving our predictions ahead of the big game (19
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February 14, 2018
GS68: David Parker Interview Special - Episode 20
Great Since ’68 - Episode 20: It’s a special bonus episode of the podcast this week as Craig Hadley spoke to former Birmingham City Ladies manager David Parker. We discuss all aspects of his career so far including his time spent in the United States of America and of course his tenure at Birmingham City. ** The First WSL Season ** David shares what it was like to take over as manager in time for the debut season of the Women’s Super League in 2011 and narrowly missing out on the title (13:12). ** Winning the FA Cup ** Birmingham City secured the FA Women’s Cup in 2012 and it was a moment David thought would be the first of many (15:09). ** Cristina Torkildsen ** As a named substitute at the 2012 FA Cup Final, we asked David what the current RTC Technical Director was like in her playing days (23:06). ** Mel Lawley & Ellie Brazil ** David talks to us about his ideas behind recruitment and how he signed two of the most exciting English prospects Ellie Brazil and Mel Lawley (24:
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February 11, 2018
GS68: Marisa Ewers Fires Blues Into Last 16 - Episode 19
Great Since ’68 - Episode 19: A superb win for Birmingham City this week, as we progress into the last 16 of the FA Women’s Cup. We also recap the fifth round FA Cup draw and preview this Saturday’s game against Chelsea. *Blues v Reading – FA Women’s Cup* Birmingham City made it three wins in a row with a great 1-0 win away at Reading. We go over the key moments from the match including interviews from Marisa Ewers (1:50) and manager Marc Skinner (11:51). *FA Women’s Cup Last 16* After Birmingham’s superb win over Reading, we learnt our fate for the next round. In a repeat of last year’s final we will play Manchester City on February 18th at Damson Park. (15:10) *Player Awards* This year’s end of season awards will commemorate the 50 years since Birmingham City Ladies began. We give you the details on what to expect and how to get tickets. (19:12) *Blues v Chelsea - Preview* Birmingham City face one of their toughest tests of the season so far this weekend. They host the Spring
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February 7, 2018
GS68: Emily Westwood Interview Special - Episode 10
It's a special episode of the podcast this week as Craig Hadley speaks to Birmingham City Ladies' vice-captain Emily Westwood. We discuss all aspects of her career since starting out at Wolverhampton Wanderers aged just 10. She went on to battle the might of Arsenal at Everton under the watchful eye of Mo Marley before moving onto Birmingham City. It's been a decorated career for the 33-year-old who continues to put in impressive performances for the club. Listen to her story today... Our music is from the song 'No Control' by the artist Jahzzar.
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November 21, 2017
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