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Gareth Ainsworth talks Wycombe, Bracknell Sunday League and Woodley United

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Gareth Ainsworth talks Wycombe, Bracknell Sunday League and Woodley United

The daily Football in Berkshire podcast is in full swing with the latest episode featuring none other than former Queens Park Rangers midfielder and Wycombe Wanderers boss Gareth Ainsworth.

The Berkshire Football Stories podcast was initially setup in 2019 to tell the stories behind the big moments in Berkshire footballing history, from AFC Wimbledon’s first ever competitive fixture – played at Sandhurst Town to Wokingham Town’s departure from Finchampstead Road.

Now though we’ve hijacked it and turned it in to a daily pub (but not in a pub) chat podcast with Tom Canning and Rob Davies talking to players, managers and volunteers about the game and how they’re getting on.

Episode 13 is a sit down with Ainsworth, who this season as well as becoming the Football League’s longest serving manager, has been turning out in midweek for Uhlsport Hellenic League Division One East side Woodley United.

In the episode, Gareth talks about managing Wycombe during the current crisis, how he ended up turning out for Finchampstead Athletic Sunday in the Bracknell Town & District Sunday League, how his game has changed and a starry night at the League Managers Association Awards.

Listen to Gareth talk to Tom and Rob below, or get the episode in your favourite podcast app by clicking here.

Guests coming up..

We’ve got a plethora of brilliant guests coming up on the podcast including, in the next few days: Bracknell Town manager Bobby Wilkinson, Chalvey Sports chairman Scott Young, ex-Woking and Bracknell winger Mark Franks, ex-Windsor boss Mick Woodham and S4K Ladies youngster Kiah Owen.

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Even more guests we’ve yet to schedule include: Rob Challis, Sarah Thompson, Dave Melin, Gareth Coates, Ady Williams, Bob Dalling, Ollie Bayliss, Connor Hall, Jamie McClurg, Mark Tallentire, Shane Cooper-Clark, Lisa Phillips, Matthew Angell, Glenn Goudie, Darren Barnard, Mark Winchcombe, Louis Bouwers.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of Football in Berkshire. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Reach PLC. Former manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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