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When Caversham United met AS Roma

Berkshire Football Stories meets the man behind the Billy Goats, Paul Gutteridge

When Caversham United met AS Roma

All in social media cyber space of course, but episode seven of Berkshire Football Stories brings us to a bit of an online phenomenon in Reading & District Sunday League side Caversham United.

We spoke to manager, admin, secretary and player, Paul Gutteridge about how the club – which at one point looked like it might fold – went from your average Sunday League side to one than can count among its famous twitter followers, Serie A side AS Roma and the Bundesliga’s Bayer Leverkusen.

As well as social media, Paul also discusses the tournament the club set up in the summer in aid of the charity Balls To Cancer which saw clubs from around the country visit Reading and what sort of shape he thinks Sunday League is in at the moment.

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A big thank you to podcast co-host Rob Davies for coming in and adding a different voice to proceedings, as well as Ellis Woods at Flair Media who has kindly paid for the podcast hosting.

Coming up on Berkshire Football Stories

Forthcoming episodes include Berks & Bucks County FA Chief Exec Liz Verrall, young Finnish international Aimee Claypole and legendary former Farnborough and Bracknell Town manager Alan Taylor.

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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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