Achtung! Millwall podcast report 2014-15

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As the awful 2014-15 season zimmer frames off into the sunset, dribble coming from its mouth and involuntarily urinating itself, I thought I might share a few bits and pieces about the Achtung! Millwall show with you, by way of an update:

If we include the midsummer 2014 edition, we produced 45 shows all in last season. Most running for an hour or so. Though during the most difficult days of the Holloway campaign, some ran to nearly 90 minutes as the contributors vented their spleen …

On average most shows got around 1200 – 1400 plays and downloads. Much depends of form of course, but here is a list of the top ten shows last term:

8 – MFC 2-0 LUFC 09.08.14 (Listed Lion – Kevin Kempster) ……. 3472
18 – DCFC 0-0 MFC 04.10.14 (LL Frank Harper) – …………………… 2730
9 – FFC 0-1 MFC 16.08.14 – …………………………………………………. …2158
7 – Midsummer Achtung July 2014 (LL Old Les)………………………..1950
11 – MFC 0-1 RUFC 23.08.14 – ……………………………………………….. 1689
41 – BFC 2-2 MFC 21.03.15 – ………………………………………………….. 1668
40 – BCFC 2-0 MFC 15.03.15 – …………………………………………………1617
34 – NFFC 0-1 MFC 31.01.15 – …………………………………………………1508
28 – MFC 0-1 BWFC 19.12.14 (Round table show) – ………………….1505
12 – MFC 2-1 BFC 30.08.14 (LL LS75) – ……………… ………………… 1493

By contrast the lowest performing editions were:

24 – CAFC 0-0 MFC 22.11.14 – ………………………………………………….987
17 – HTFC 2-1 MFC 27.09.14 – ………………………………………………… 987
37 – MFC 0-0 FFC 21.02.15 ………………………………………………………976
43 – MFC 0-2 WFC 12.04.15 – ………………………………………………..…893
15 – RFC 3-2 MFC 16.09.14 – ……………………………………………………826 (short episode)

So by some distance, the Leeds game at the very start of the season was our most listened to show. Followed by the Frank Harper Listed Lion edition, which was included with the Derby report in October 2014.

The Listed Lion interview hit parade ranks as follows:

1 – Kevin Kempster (Leeds 09.08.15) – 3472
2 – Frank Harper (Derby 04.10.15) – 2730
3 – Old Les (Midsummer 01.07.14) – 1950
4 – LS75 (Blackpool 30.08.15) – 1493
5 – Mark Baxter (Wolves 18.10.14) – 1391
6 – Kellie Maloney (Huddersfield 07.02.15) – 1382
7 – Del Strain (Watford 01.11.14) – 1307
8 – Peter Garston (International break 16.11.14) – 1235
9 – Lord Kitch (Leeds away 14.02.15) – 1146
10 – Neil Bradley (Brighton 12.12.14) – 1119

The round table conversations are always enjoyable to make and I want to personally thank the Butterfly Collector, Fairweather Fan, Bongo and Hannibal for their help and support, as well as the Mizen Foundation for the use of their facilities.

The hit parade of the round table shows are:

1 – 28 – MFC 0-1 BWFC 19.12.14 (Round table show) – 1505
2 – 47 – END OF SEASON ROUNDTABLE 04.05.15 – 1480
3 – 13 – Round table conversation 06.09.14 – 1400

Unfortunately the first five round table shows dating from the Hangover era are all now lost to infinity. As my wife will tell you, I am not a collector of stuff and tend to delete and chuck away with abandon.

The show format has evolved into a standard match report by me / match comment with one of the rotation of co-presenters / occasional oddball item format.

This works well (for me anyway) and we certainly will keep the same for next season.

I want to thank my regular rotation of co-presenters, Stooza, Charlie, Craig, Glenn and lately Harry Warren – each of whom brings an individuality to the show that makes it such a good listen (in my opinion). Having tuned in to a few other club’s versions they sound immensely bland to me and I think we really do capture something of the anarchic experience of being a Millwall fan. That is certainly my aim anyway.

Overall, there have been just over 59,000 plays and downloads of the Achtung! Millwall shows since the demise of the Millwall Hangover. A number which is kind of scary when I think about it.

Next season, I am working on a move from Podomatic to an alternative Swedish carrier called Acast. Indeed I have constructed a fantasy world in which I am plied with drink at offshore yacht parties by statuesque blonde ‘Agnetha from Abba’ type strumpets in return for not taking the show global via a rival carrier. Acast will host the show for free – in return for selected advert breaks. I hope that this will not affect the show too much, if it does I will dump them without a second glance backward, so we shall see. Be nice not having to pay for hosting though …

Contributions to the show are always welcome. I would really like for more MP3s from Millwall fans – easy to record a few minutes opinion on your phone and send it in. I especially welcome anyone who fancies a post match phone call for the show (double-especially with all these grim northern away games to come).

A finally a few questions for you. Any comments or thoughts about the show are welcome. Even stupid ones.

Arriverderci Millwall.

Nick
CBLthemag@hotmail.co.uk
QUESTION TIME

  1. Do you listen to the show?
  2. Is it good, bad, indifferent, utter crap?
  3. If you don’t like it, any comments on why not would be helpful (unless the host is getting slated as he is sacrosanct)
  4. Any features you do like?
  5. Any features you don’t like?
  6. Did you enjoy the conversations with the opposition fans that I managed to get last season? Or should it be totally Millwall on the show?
  7. How can the show be improved? (‘Don’t do it’ is not allowed)
  8. Any other comments welcome …
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1 Response to Achtung! Millwall podcast report 2014-15

  1. Garry says:

    Answers
    1. Every one.
    2. Fucking brilliant
    3. N/A
    4. All of them
    5. No
    6. Very much enjoyed it.
    7. Do 3 hours every day, then when I get home from work I wont have to watch that shit on the tele 🙂
    8. Thanks to you all for your time and effort. Keep it up lads.

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