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“If you listen to Mozart, you’ll play better football”

Can you imagine a match day without music? A ground without chants? International encounters without national anthems?

Music and football, are two things which go hand-in-hand, across the globe – and on Wednesday night our team delve into the tracks which evoke their greatest football memories.

Considered as the most successful club coach in the history of Serie A, Giovanni Trapattoni, who spent the majority of his career at AC Millan, believes music can make a better player.

If you listen to Mozart, you’ll play better football… You learn a lot about intervals, tempo, rhythm. You learn the logical skills you need to read a game”.

With human-emotion connecting football to music, can your match performance really be impacted by your dressing room DJ?

Bayern Munich have revealed that the songs they play in the dressing room are always fast paced; and earlier in the season, Tooting & Mitcham United’s, Quincy Rowe told us Beyoncé’s Run The World (Girls) was a dressing room favourite.

Our team select the songs they believe to be the best motivators. What’s yours?

Get involved with the discussion, and let us know the music to your match day. From memories, to motivations, to chants – we want to know!

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Can you really be “part-time” in football management?

On Wednesday 11th April, Enfield Town manager, Andy Leese, and Hampton & Richmond Borough manager, Alan Dowson, joined Ben Eltham and Mick Sullivan to discuss all things football management.

Having managed The Beavers in the Bostik Premier division, and earning promotion into the National League South, Dowson, shares his opinions on the rights and wrongs in management, and the difference between full-time and part-time management.

The team also debate management tenure, club investments, whether coaching badges are necessary, and the qualities they feel a manager should possess.

Bowers & Pitsea stopper, Callum Chafer, is the latest player to enter the Super Sub rankings – and following a promotion-battling game at the weekend (2-2 v Maldon & Tiptree), Jammers goalkeeper Chris Haigh is at risk of relegation, pending Callum’s entry to the division.

Can producer Adam continue his streak on Super Sub – or are managers a bit out of his depth?

You can watch the full show below.

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Podcast 9: Non-League goalkeeping

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Here’s Episode 9: Non-League Goalkeeping.

This episode discusses, debates and celebrates the specialised position between the sticks. Is their enough specialised coaching for goalkeepers in non-league? Is it effective to play from the back in non-league? Why do few shot stoppers go on to management?

In addition, the non-league quiz and our weekend previews provide the perfect dose of weekly non-league football content.

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The gloves are off, and the studio turns its full attention to between the sticks

On Wednesday 4th April, four different non-league goalkeepers joined Mick Sullivan and Ben Eltham in the studio to talk all about their specialist position – (L to R) Sam Mott (AFC Hornchurch), Zaki Oualah (Hayes & Yeading), James Shaw (Burgess Hill Town) and Rob Tolfrey (Kingstonian). The team debated goalkeeping across the football leagues, playing out from the back, goalkeeping coaching and technology, and management.

The team also put forward their choice England goalkeepers for the World Cup, and share with us the managers, and coaches, who have best helped them throughout their playing careers.

We also hear from FA County Coach Developer, and regular panellist, Peter Augustine on the art of goalkeeping, and goalkeeping coaching, and we catch up with Walton Casuals stopper, Denzel Gerrar.

Can producer Adam continue his streak on Super Sub – or is goalkeeping a bit out of his depth?

You can watch the full show below.

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The digital consumption of modern day football

On Wednesday 28th March, Metropolitan Police manager, Jim Cooper, and Tonbridge Angels manager, Steve McKimm,  joined Curtis Foster, Peter Augustine and Ben Eltham in the studio. The team debated the changes in consumptions across the football leagues, particularly seated stadiums, ground gradings, and digital consumption – for fans, coaches, scouts and players.

The team also put their relegation predictions forward for the Bostik Premier division.

Producer Adam, makes a return on Super Sub – but can any of our studio guests trump his knowledge?

Zak Joseph (Hendon) and Josh Kelly (Walton Casuals) are the latest players to enter the Super Sub rankings.

You can watch the full show below.

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Podcast 8: How is football being consumed?

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Here’s Episode 8: How is football being consumed?

This episode discusses some on the traditional ways football has been consumed, and compares it to nowadays consumption. Will programmes continue to be part of the match day experience? What are the demographics of the Bostik Leagues? What’s affecting match day attendances?

In addition, the non-league quiz and Super Sub provide the perfect dose of weekly non-league football content.

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How is modern football consumed?

On Wednesday 21st March, Kingstonian manager, Leigh Dynan and Walton Casuals manager, Anthony Gale,  joined Mick Sullivan and Ben Eltham in the studio. The team debated the changes in consumptions across the football leagues, particularly Bostik attendances and demographics.

The team also put their predictions forward for the 2017/18 playoffs.

Once again a panelist makes is 3 of out of 3 in Who Am I, and Lewis Spence (Thurrock) is the latest player to enter the Super Sub rankings.

You can watch the full show below.

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Podcast 7: Competition part 2

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Here’s Episode 7: Is there too much competition in football? (Part 2)

This episode debates dual-signed players, loanees, league restructures and international/ national policies, and how these factors impact competitiveness, and competitions. In addition, the non-league quiz and Super Sub provide the perfect dose of weekly football content.

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Is there too much competition in football? (Part 2)

On Wednesday 14th March, former Crawley Town, Worthing, Grays Athletic, and Ashford United player, Ryan Richefond joined Frank Wilson, James Cummins and Ben Eltham in the studio. The team debated the level of competition across the football leagues, particularly focussing on loanee and dual-signed players, league restructures and international/ national policies.

This show saw the return of Who Am I, and James Shaw (Burgess Hill Town), and Ryan Richefond (Ashford United) were the latest players to enter the Super Sub rankings.

You can watch the full show below.

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