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Straight From The Off

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Podcast based around the amateur football scene in the fantastic city of Liverpool. Each episode will bring a player or manager from the past or present to share their stories of glory and despair, with us on Straight From The Off.

Latest Episodes

Straight From The Off - With Neil Gregson

EStraight From The Off welcomes Neil Gregson to the Podcast. The former Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers player tells us his story from the paid ranks into the Liverpool amateur scene. The Ups and Downs and all in between. Neil has played for some of the city's most prestigious clubs that include Speke, Waterloo Dock and Seymour and gathered a lot of silverware along the way. He Tells us about long unbeaten runs in league championship winning years, and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 1 is brought to you by The Warbreck Pub, Orrell Park.

106 minJUN 5
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Straight From The Off - With Neil Gregson

Straight From The Off - With Paul Brown

EStraight From The Off welcomes Paul Brown to the Podcast. The former Tranmere Rovers and Barrow A.F.C. player tells us his story from the professional game to the Liverpool amateur scene. Partnering Wayne Rooney up front as a child and 'nutmegging' Gerard Pique! Paul has played for some of the city's most prestigious clubs that include Canada, Oyster, Waterloo Dock and Fazakerley. He Tells us about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 2 is brought to you by: Applied Electrical LTD, Liverpool based Electricians.

91 minJUN 12
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Straight From The Off - With Paul Brown

Straight From The Off - With Anthony Clarke

EStraight From The Off welcomes Anthony Clarke to the Podcast. The Campfield FC manager tells us his story, and that of his team. From the 'nearly men' of the Sunday football, to the Champions of England. Anthony is the manager of Liverpool Business Houses League side Campfield and encountered countless semi final defeats and runners up seasons before slowly turning his team into one of the best around. He Tells us about his favourite games, goals and all about the lads he has managed and came up against throughout those times. Episode 2 is brought to you by: Oh So British - Street Food, available at The Warbreck Pub, Orrell Park, Walton, Liverpool.

101 minJUN 18
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Straight From The Off - With Anthony Clarke

Straight From The Off - With Leighton McGivern

EStraight From The Off welcomes Leighton McGivern to the Podcast. Widely regarded as the best amateur footballer of his generation, He tells us how his goal scoring feats for Waterloo Dock and Brittania earned him a chance in the professional game with Rochdale and Accrington. He explains why Oyster dominated for over a decade, why he enjoys playing with his mates and that legendary Hat-trick in the National Cup Final. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 4 is brought to you by: Atlantic Access, Supplying Scaffold & Safe Access across the North West. info@atlanticnw.co.uk

97 minJUN 25
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Straight From The Off - With Leighton McGivern

Straight From The Off - With John Lawless

EStraight From The Off welcomes John Lawless to the Podcast. Highly regarded as one of the best footballers from the city, He tells us how he broke into the Burscough team as a teenager before winning the FA Trophy. He explains how his dreams came true by playing at Anfield in the Champions League, but not the way he imagined it as a kid. His part in Oyster’s domination, why he could still perform after a night out and a lot of other funny tales. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 5 is brought to you by: Hire and Safety UK, Supplying Tool Hire and Access. Based in Sandon Industrial estate, Liverpool. 0151 207 1220

108 minJUL 2
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Straight From The Off - With John Lawless

Straight From The Off - With Tobo Smith

EStraight From The Off welcomes Tony 'TOBO' Smith to the Podcast. Tobo was a dominating presence in central midfield for the mighty Britannia and Waterloo Dock in the 90's and 2000's. He tells us of his battles against Fantail, Sandon and Canada, how his he came to play for Britannia. His spell in the Welsh league and Winning the lot with Waterloo Dock. The Treble season with The Brit in which they lifted trophies at Villa Park and Anfield. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 6 is brought to you by: RG Loft conversions and extensions. Give the lads a call on: 07512290011

74 minJUL 9
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Straight From The Off - With Tobo Smith

Straight From The Off - With Kevin Ellison

EStraight From The Off welcomes Kevin Ellison to the Podcast. Kevin went from delivering furniture whilst playing for Altrincham to signing for Leicester in the Premier League! He tells us his story starting with the Liverpool amateur scene playing for Seymour of a Sunday to Having Roberto Mancini as a team mate. Kevin has played for some great clubs that include Southport, Tranmere, Hull and Chester over the years but would still like a stab at the National Cup. He Tells us about his best goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 7 is brought to you by: The Bedford Beverage Co. Twitter: @BedfordBeverage

114 minJUL 14
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Straight From The Off - With Kevin Ellison

Straight From The Off - With Gerard Smith

EStraight From The Off welcomes Gerard Smith to the Podcast. Ged was a midfielder who could do everything, and his presence in central midfield for Pineapple and APH in particular brought much success to those teams. APH had a fantastic run of league title wins in the Liverpool County Premier League and Gerard was the Captain of that great side. He tells us of his battles against Waterloo Dock & Allerton and playing semi-pro football. Various trials at clubs and enjoying games of football in the streets of Dingle with Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 6 is brought to you by: Louie Smith at 4ever young raves. @4ever_young_raves

80 minJUL 16
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Straight From The Off - With Gerard Smith

Straight From The Off - With Tony Sullivan

EStraight From The Off welcomes Tony Sullivan to the Podcast. Sully was a lightning fast attacker with a keen eye for goal, his performances for APH and Mainstay earned him a crack at the paid ranks with Stalybridge Celtic along with his pal Lee Trundle. His infectious appetite for the game has seen him play for a number of well renowned clubs in the city including Waterloo Dock, Page Celtic, Canada and Old Bank. He tells us about playing and managing within semi-pro football and he talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 9 is brought to you by: Lower Breck Football Club

124 minJUL 22
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Straight From The Off - With Tony Sullivan

Straight From The Off - With Luke Holden

EStraight From The Off welcomes Luke Holden to the Podcast. The former Charlton Athletic and Wrexham player tells us his story from amateur and semi-pro to the professional game and then back to the amateur scene. Making his debut for Charlton vs Southampton and his good friend Rickie Lambert. A tale of a scary experience in a Champions League qualifier for Rhyl away at Partizan Belgrade and being skinned by Adam Lallana! Luke has played for some of the city's most prestigious clubs that include Oyster, Waterloo Dock, East Villa and Mariners. He Tells us about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 10 is brought to you by: Harvey Mo Video who can be contacted at info@harveymovideo.co.uk

98 minJUL 30
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Straight From The Off - With Luke Holden

Latest Episodes

Straight From The Off - With Neil Gregson

EStraight From The Off welcomes Neil Gregson to the Podcast. The former Liverpool and Bolton Wanderers player tells us his story from the paid ranks into the Liverpool amateur scene. The Ups and Downs and all in between. Neil has played for some of the city's most prestigious clubs that include Speke, Waterloo Dock and Seymour and gathered a lot of silverware along the way. He Tells us about long unbeaten runs in league championship winning years, and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 1 is brought to you by The Warbreck Pub, Orrell Park.

106 minJUN 5
Comments
Straight From The Off - With Neil Gregson

Straight From The Off - With Paul Brown

EStraight From The Off welcomes Paul Brown to the Podcast. The former Tranmere Rovers and Barrow A.F.C. player tells us his story from the professional game to the Liverpool amateur scene. Partnering Wayne Rooney up front as a child and 'nutmegging' Gerard Pique! Paul has played for some of the city's most prestigious clubs that include Canada, Oyster, Waterloo Dock and Fazakerley. He Tells us about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 2 is brought to you by: Applied Electrical LTD, Liverpool based Electricians.

91 minJUN 12
Comments
Straight From The Off - With Paul Brown

Straight From The Off - With Anthony Clarke

EStraight From The Off welcomes Anthony Clarke to the Podcast. The Campfield FC manager tells us his story, and that of his team. From the 'nearly men' of the Sunday football, to the Champions of England. Anthony is the manager of Liverpool Business Houses League side Campfield and encountered countless semi final defeats and runners up seasons before slowly turning his team into one of the best around. He Tells us about his favourite games, goals and all about the lads he has managed and came up against throughout those times. Episode 2 is brought to you by: Oh So British - Street Food, available at The Warbreck Pub, Orrell Park, Walton, Liverpool.

101 minJUN 18
Comments
Straight From The Off - With Anthony Clarke

Straight From The Off - With Leighton McGivern

EStraight From The Off welcomes Leighton McGivern to the Podcast. Widely regarded as the best amateur footballer of his generation, He tells us how his goal scoring feats for Waterloo Dock and Brittania earned him a chance in the professional game with Rochdale and Accrington. He explains why Oyster dominated for over a decade, why he enjoys playing with his mates and that legendary Hat-trick in the National Cup Final. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 4 is brought to you by: Atlantic Access, Supplying Scaffold & Safe Access across the North West. info@atlanticnw.co.uk

97 minJUN 25
Comments
Straight From The Off - With Leighton McGivern

Straight From The Off - With John Lawless

EStraight From The Off welcomes John Lawless to the Podcast. Highly regarded as one of the best footballers from the city, He tells us how he broke into the Burscough team as a teenager before winning the FA Trophy. He explains how his dreams came true by playing at Anfield in the Champions League, but not the way he imagined it as a kid. His part in Oyster’s domination, why he could still perform after a night out and a lot of other funny tales. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 5 is brought to you by: Hire and Safety UK, Supplying Tool Hire and Access. Based in Sandon Industrial estate, Liverpool. 0151 207 1220

108 minJUL 2
Comments
Straight From The Off - With John Lawless

Straight From The Off - With Tobo Smith

EStraight From The Off welcomes Tony 'TOBO' Smith to the Podcast. Tobo was a dominating presence in central midfield for the mighty Britannia and Waterloo Dock in the 90's and 2000's. He tells us of his battles against Fantail, Sandon and Canada, how his he came to play for Britannia. His spell in the Welsh league and Winning the lot with Waterloo Dock. The Treble season with The Brit in which they lifted trophies at Villa Park and Anfield. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 6 is brought to you by: RG Loft conversions and extensions. Give the lads a call on: 07512290011

74 minJUL 9
Comments
Straight From The Off - With Tobo Smith

Straight From The Off - With Kevin Ellison

EStraight From The Off welcomes Kevin Ellison to the Podcast. Kevin went from delivering furniture whilst playing for Altrincham to signing for Leicester in the Premier League! He tells us his story starting with the Liverpool amateur scene playing for Seymour of a Sunday to Having Roberto Mancini as a team mate. Kevin has played for some great clubs that include Southport, Tranmere, Hull and Chester over the years but would still like a stab at the National Cup. He Tells us about his best goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 7 is brought to you by: The Bedford Beverage Co. Twitter: @BedfordBeverage

114 minJUL 14
Comments
Straight From The Off - With Kevin Ellison

Straight From The Off - With Gerard Smith

EStraight From The Off welcomes Gerard Smith to the Podcast. Ged was a midfielder who could do everything, and his presence in central midfield for Pineapple and APH in particular brought much success to those teams. APH had a fantastic run of league title wins in the Liverpool County Premier League and Gerard was the Captain of that great side. He tells us of his battles against Waterloo Dock & Allerton and playing semi-pro football. Various trials at clubs and enjoying games of football in the streets of Dingle with Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler. He talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 6 is brought to you by: Louie Smith at 4ever young raves. @4ever_young_raves

80 minJUL 16
Comments
Straight From The Off - With Gerard Smith

Straight From The Off - With Tony Sullivan

EStraight From The Off welcomes Tony Sullivan to the Podcast. Sully was a lightning fast attacker with a keen eye for goal, his performances for APH and Mainstay earned him a crack at the paid ranks with Stalybridge Celtic along with his pal Lee Trundle. His infectious appetite for the game has seen him play for a number of well renowned clubs in the city including Waterloo Dock, Page Celtic, Canada and Old Bank. He tells us about playing and managing within semi-pro football and he talks about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 9 is brought to you by: Lower Breck Football Club

124 minJUL 22
Comments
Straight From The Off - With Tony Sullivan

Straight From The Off - With Luke Holden

EStraight From The Off welcomes Luke Holden to the Podcast. The former Charlton Athletic and Wrexham player tells us his story from amateur and semi-pro to the professional game and then back to the amateur scene. Making his debut for Charlton vs Southampton and his good friend Rickie Lambert. A tale of a scary experience in a Champions League qualifier for Rhyl away at Partizan Belgrade and being skinned by Adam Lallana! Luke has played for some of the city's most prestigious clubs that include Oyster, Waterloo Dock, East Villa and Mariners. He Tells us about his favourite goals, games and all about the lads he shared a pitch with and played against throughout those times. Episode 10 is brought to you by: Harvey Mo Video who can be contacted at info@harveymovideo.co.uk

98 minJUL 30
Comments
Straight From The Off - With Luke Holden
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