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Posh fans are two PISAs in a Podcast
August 22, 2010, 3:20 pm
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A pair of Peterborough United fans have set up a weekly podcast to vent their views on the good, the bad and the ugly at the club.

Jamie Jones (34) and Chris Slade (24) began broadcasting their Standing On The Glebe podcast at the beginning of the season.

Jamie and Chris, who have been fans of the club since 1984 and 1997 respectively, are both members of the Peterborough Independent Supporters Association (PISA).

The 100 per cent unofficial show has already become a smash hit with club supporters with thousands of listeners tuning in for each of the first two episodes.

Host Jamie said: “We have been blown away with the positive feedback we have been getting. 

“The show has been downloaded 2,000 times a week on iTunes and we have had 6,000 hits on the website.

“At the end of the day, we are just a couple of fans talking about the club but there are a lot of people that can’t get to games that won’t be able to have these sort of post-match chats.

“We have a bit more freedom than other media because we don’t have a relationship with the club to protect, so we can say just how good or bad they are doing.

“We do have a structure but it is a bit of a ramble – I think that is part of the fun though.”

The show includes dissections of the last game, previews of the next fixture and a range of fun features.

One of the sections includes pre-recorded skits with impressions of club personalities such as Barry Fry and Darragh MacAnthony by fellow Posh fans.

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie and Chris record the show in the back room of the Swiss Cottage pub in Woodston. 

PISA donated £200 to buy microphones to record the show, which Chris – an interactive media degree graduate – then edits on his laptop before uploading to the internet.

Chris said: “Doing a Peterborough United podcast is something I have always wanted to do but it was hard to find other people interested in getting involved with it.

“We are having guests every week and would love to hear from anyone that wants to be a guest – if they’re Posh fans or not.”

The new shows are released every Thursday and the hosts hope that future guests could include PISA chairman Adi Mowles and The Evening Telegraph sports reporter Alan Swann.

The podcasts can be downloaded by visiting www.standingontheglebe.co.uk.