THIS is it. I’m not going to lie to you. I’m a bag of nerves. But this is it.
This is the next thing. TAW Player. For the last 12 months I’ve been frustrated. Too many talking points. Not enough time. Too many guests. Not enough time. Too much Liverpool. Not enough time. We think you’ve been frustrated, too. Never enough time.
We’d love a show straight after a game, every game. We’d love a show straight after a big announcement. We’d love a show that spends more time on the tactics, more time on the manager, more time on FSG. But there is never enough time. So make time. That’s the conclusion. Make time.
In the next two weeks we’re launching something called TAW Player. TAW Player will be approximately 30 to 40 hours of additional audio content a month. TAW Player will include 10-15 new formats. TAW Player will get you more of your favourite TAW contributors. But doing it is a gamble — for us to do it, we’ll need you to pay. And we accept you might not all want to do that. That’s more than reasonable. So what’s currently free — two shows a week and all the writing on the website — will remain free and will remain at the standard you expect.
Indeed, the website will improve, you’ll have seen improvements over the last couple of months, led by Gareth Roberts, and they won’t be stopping. A host of great writers, doing the business on the regular. What’s free will remain free. We made that agreement with you. We wanted to keep everything free but we can’t do that and make all these new shows.
Let me tell you about the shows.
Firstly the two that remain free: The Anfield Wrap — The flagship Monday show. Remaining free, but getting back in a big room. Getting back in our big room in a studio we’ve built. Made up to be back in a big room.
The Anfield Wrap On CityTalk — Live radio at its finest. Remaining free, remaining unbridled.
And then this new crop, all on a weekly basis. I’m so excited. So, so excited. Can’t wait to host the ones I’m hosting and to listen to the ones I’m not.
Let me tell you about them: The Pink — Immediate post-match reaction. Straight from the ground, sometimes recorded on the road. Expect Paul Johnson, Mike Nevin, Rob Gutmann, Phil Blundell, Craig Rimmer, Paul Cope, James McKenna. Expect the boozer in your ears.
TAW Unwrapped — Hosted by Rob Gutmann, looking at Liverpool’s wider trends, the academy, FSG, the manager. Rob’s going to have the likes of Nick O’Prey, Andy Heaton, Mike Girling, Ian Salmon in tow.
The Coach Home — Me and John Gibbons taking a look at what our rivals are doing, speaking to our friends across the league. Can’t wait for that one.
The Scouting Network — Taking a closer look at Liverpool’s forthcoming opponents.
AFQ Thursday — Does the F stand for “football” or “f***ing”? Every Thursday a panel answer any question, any question at all you want to ask through social media. Worth going out of the Europa League for this. Going to be carnage. Told Ben Johnson about it and asked him to do it. He said “not driving to work on Thursdays any more.” Wise words.
The Tuesday Review — Getting into what Liverpool have been doing and why it is or isn’t working with Sean Rogers, Paul Cope and more.
What We Call History — Season reviews — looks back at Liverpool’s past as we’ve done before. Mike Nevin, Steve Graves and more. All primed, prepped and ready to go.
On a fortnightly basis we’ll have a look at Liverpool music and culture called Rewired, using the excellent Rider crew and more. Gareth Roberts will be interviewing people about their favourite players and cult heroes — And Could He Play.
And then monthly specials. Andy Heaton grabbing a monthly Big Interview. Andy will also be looking to grab the best journalists on the Liverpool patch for a sit down once a month. A show about Liverpool’s champions — the Ladies side.
What, more? How about me, Si Hughes and others talking football books? TAW goes Radio 4. Imagine the pretension.
Having our own space, our own studio means we can react to events. Gerrard leaves again? Expect a show. Sturridge gets an injury. Expect a show.
We think this is what you want. We think you want your football coverage direct from Liverpool made by supporters looking each other in the eye, exchanging their views, enjoying themselves and their football. Enjoying each other’s company and you enjoying it, too.
We think that and so we’ll be letting you have a listen for a couple of weeks for free. Then £5 a month thereafter. If you listen and you like it, come aboard.
If it’s not for you, if you are happy with only two hours of me a week — a not unreasonable position, frankly — then that’s great, too.
We appreciate every show, every listener to every show. You’ve been so supportive of what we try to do and how we try to do it. Imagine what we can do next. This is what we can do next. Accompany your every journey, your every commute with the very best we can bring. The Anfield Wrap. On air. #TAWONAIR
Sounds really exciting fellas, really exciting.
Just throwing out a suggestion here, but rather than a £5 per month flat fee, the option to just buy individual podcasts for 99p etc would be interesting. I’d love to hear the majority of what you listed above, but there were a few shows mentioned that aren’t my cup of tea. Giving the listener the option to pick and choose individual episodes could be worth exploring. You do a big Brendan interview, or LFC sign a huge superstar, or the club wins a trophy, those kind of “big” shows would see a spike in listeners if there was an option to buy episodes one by one. This could even tempt regular customers into paying the monthly or yearly fee as they realise they buy a lot of individual episodes.
There is a design podcast called “Adventures in Design” in the US who do a similar thing. They offer free daily podcasts for an hour, then an extra 30-60mins of content each day which the listener has to pay for. You can either pay for individual episodes for less than a dollar, or subscribe yearly for just over $100, may be worth checking out.
Other than that though, this is brilliant news!
That may be a bit pricey for us Americans but I’m ready to sign up now. I need more TAW in my ears.
Question: what will the arrangement be like in the offseason? Obviously there’s not going to be any matches to discuss but will we still get the same amount of content?
Looking forward to this!
I’ve long wished there were more minuted of you guys talking for me to work out to, do the dishes to, recover from hangovers to and… well, no, there’s pornhub for that.
I’m in. Especially if this allows some of you guys to spend less time being exploited by capitalists and more time doing what you love.
This is brilliant, gentlemen.
Just shut up and take our money. A fiver for a month? Well, well worth it.
I can’t wait to hear your excellent work.
In for a penny in for 500 of them.
Looking forward to this immensely.
2 shows a week was never enough!
Take my money!!!!
I like it, I like it a lot, as long as you take paypal!
Free month subscription please for comment of the month. Does this comment qualify?
Very good Jay.
Sounds absolutely fantastic! After each match I’m desperate for the podcast to come out. £5 seems an absolute bargain too for those who wish to sign up.
More TAW – the sooner the better!
It’s crucial that independent opinion, analysis and views free from editorial constraints and corporate PR has a platform and is accessible.
A fiver a month? That’s less than 2 match day programmes (that I never buy). I’ve got a feeling I’ll be in.
Just make it easy to sign up direct debit will Ya,
Tech savvy i ain’t,
Love the idea of loads more content though,
My main problem with it is that I’m not listening to the Tuesday Review right now.
I’m on it. Will happily pay for it. Your content is already brilliant, my week isn’t complete without having chuckle and a listen to your podcasts.
Any discount for the high rollers who’ll pay for a year in one go?
What Dave Williams said.
I’d be up for paying 99p for selected episodes as and when.
Boss news though lads, best of luck to you all.
This is all a bit mental and a lot to take in, to be honest. Only came on to check for articles. Just make sure Ben Johnson comes with his crate of guiness for all the Martin Kelly questions he’s gonna hopefully (don’t let me down) be spammed with by the good people of the internet. Could be like pete price with his lizard night a few months ago.
the anfield wrap.. Coming in my ears!!
Count me in!
Liked everything I read and then only a fiver month. It’s an absolute no-brainer. I’ve tried to fill the void in the rest of the week with other LFC podcasts and not one of them comes close. This is great news!
More TAW for a fiver?
DO NOT shut up and take my money…
Now really looking forward to my daily commute! Great Job, guys!!
Keep debit card option for payment. I don’t have a credit card (we in India generally don’t have).
Sign me up!
If tomorrow you said that the normal podcasts were going to stop unless there was a fee i’d pay. From the start you have said you never would make us pay and in no way shape or form does this go against that. These extras arent something everyone might get on, so for people who want these extras, I think a fiver is more than reasonable. You spend that on a tea/coffee then a meal deal.
I think it is such a boss idea. Swear down, I know its sad, that its just some fellas in a room talking about footy but the 2 shows a week aren’t enough for me. I find meself listening on repeat to the same show and me bird goes mad at me at night when I put the podcast feed version on me iphone and we accidently wake up in the morning because its ran in to the rider podcast and some mad band is on.
I listen walking to work, way home while im cooking tea. Fiver a month honestly is value.
Love the sound of the shows aswell, I might not necessarily be tuning in straight after the game but the following monday or Sunday night listening to all that stuff that you have recorded straight after capturing the rawness is a great idea. Obviously when you lot record the show you have probably already had mini versions of the conversation yourselves so would be interesting to see the initial ‘What did you think of that then’. Also, I find myelf when I need the footy fix midweek going on shite youtube videos, even resorting to LFCTV which is all for the majority commercial jarg, just filling the gap til the next game. All these extra programs would deffo help break the week up. Absolute boss idea.
I’ve been doing the £5 per month voluntary for a while now, so I’m getting free bonus!
Robbo has also said my newly pensionable age may qualify me to sit in on an old codgers Podcast, so I’m just awaiting the call
Brilliant, great, fantastic. I’ll gobble them all up whilst their free… But as a student any paid membership will be a while off yet for me. Unless it’s dead dead dead good. Which it invariably will to be fair…
Also just in reply to the top comment about 99p per podcast, even while that is a nice money spinning idea and the dipping in and out seems feasible and not slating the suggestion, I would much prefer just the small fee monthly knowing I can get what I want when I want. Full access kind of thing. Putting in a payment each time sort of takes the organic feel out and becomes a hastle. I’m not going to miss a fiver a month and can explore it free of hastle that way.
“Napoleon had that idea and he conquered the bloody world”
An Anfield Wrap boot stamping in the face of football coverage – forever!
I’m in. Can I second the call for an annual subscription if possible.
I understand the excitement from most but I’m not sure about it to be honest.
I’m coming from the “if it ain’t broke…..” position here. I think what is in place now works brilliantly and I have to say I’d be concerned of diluting all the hard work that has gone into the current format.
I also think going back to a big room Monday show is not the correct way to go. I missed it when it went to 2/3 guests as it is now, but think it’s now pitched at the right level. Really unsure whether going back to a big room will appeal to me again.
Apologies for the pessimism but just my two penneth worth.
I’m sure I will be in the minority.
Amazing. Good on you lads, and just what we, the baying public, need. Happy to pay. Always been happy to pay. You make me happy. Like the boys in red.
exciting times ahead ..I’ll be subscribing ..can’t wait
as stated above £5 a month seems like value for my money, but ease of payment method very important. Would like to see more detail of how this will work in regard to access to the downloads…….but can’t wait two weeks start now!!
Superb this, just superb
im in but with a plummeting Aussie dollar that’s like $50AU lol
Jus sayin lol
Brilliant, can’t wait. Even though 5 pound is, what, $200 US or something, I’ll gladly pay. Been listening since 2010 or 2011 and can’t get enough of the show.
I’d pay a fiver a month for the extra TAW, give me an annual discount and I’ll give you fifty quid up front. A bird in the hand etc…
Good news though, can’t wait.
i’m on board with this lads. Can’t wait!
Jesus! The worst thing you could have done! My life’s about to go downhill. It’s Spring in a few weeks and I need to get planting at the allotment. It’s not gonna happen. I’m gonna be sitting in every night listening to TAW Player. For a long time I’ve suffered guilt about not ‘buying TAW a drink’. I always tell myself I’m gonna do it on my next pay day then I forget an a few days later I’m broke. Truth is, I’m actually relieved to pay a small fee. I think TAW was a great idea, a few mates talking about the game, but it’s got so popular I’m guessing it’s taking a lot of your time. I’ve thought for a while it must be getting untenable.
If I’m honest I preferred November and December of this year. With Liverpool doing so well I just want more and more content. I just wanna spend my day listening to, reading and talking about anything to do with Liverpool. Combined with being given a free iphone 5, the first time I’ve had internet on my phone, it’s becoming unbearable. One of my mates will post on our thread that Ibe is out for a month. That then turns into a debate about Ibe, then moves onto wing backs, then different players, then Rodgers, then FSG. It’s ridiculous and all conducted under my work desk. Its so obvious when someone is texting under the table. Sorry, that could have been condensed into ‘I think there’s a demand for TAW Player’ and it’s good timing. I’m all over it.
P.s Can someone tell me whether I can get like an icon on my phone where I can click on it and it goes to TAW like I’ve got for fb, rather than using the Google one and searching for it. I’ve looked and did find one but it’s for TAW Mag and doesn’t link to the latest articles. Even that disappeared. I could set the settings for it in my settings page but couldn’t find the icon. Am I missing something or is that how it is?
I’ve got an app called all LFC which goes straight to the pods. And get some headphones and listen while planting your ‘crop’. Sorted
Haha, like the way crop is in quotations. Sound mate, appreciate that. I definitely need headphones and I’ll have a look for that app now. Cheers.
Made up, I’m in
Been hoping for an Anfield Wrap radio station this is the closest thing.
My commute just got a whole lot better!
I’m with you, at least to start with on this, with a couple of reservations (which I hope are taken as constructive contributions)
1. I like the feel of genuine fans doing this for a pint or 2. By definition, paying for something demands another level of commitment on both sides. The fact it’s only a fiver a month isn’t the issue. At the mo you can, more or less, do as you please within reason. New dynamics kick in once you go commercial and this will be crucial in my view. LFCTV anyone?
2. Sometimes, less is more!
Best of luck.
Truly fantastic news.. you’ll have my money straight away!
Sounds lovely, I’m in
£5 is less what I pay for an ale at the pub here in Stockholm. Excellent trade off.
Great news gents, look forward to the new content and a fiver a month is very reasonable in the scheme of things.
Amazing! In like Flynn.
Yerse!!! Can’t wait lads.
Sound! sign me up!
Brilliant. I love the podcasts and would definitely pay for more
It’s got to the point now where I actually think Neil is my mate. So sad but I love it, I’m all in!
Most looking forward to
The Rob Guttman History Hour & Other Conspiracy Theories.
No issues at all with the constructive criticism and I understand some mild apprehension. It’s down to us to demonstrate we can do the business and that’s why there will be a trial period. The trial period works on both sides. Us delivering and people enjoying.
However, the greater number of shows will let us do more of what we want, not less. We’re a bit hamstrung at the moment. 25 regulars and 6 seats a week. Tons to talk about and only 2 hours to do it in.
Yes I understand that Neil. Just a slight concern that quality could suffer at the expense of quantity. Genuinely hope that doesn’t happen, but you’ve set a high bar!
How about getting a few regular commenters together over a pint to act as some kind of focus group thingy?
Exciting news just two points from me, hopefully constructive.
1. Is it possible to listen to the old podcasts? itunes only seem to have the last 50 and it would be good to go back and listen to the early stuff (Rob comparing one episode to that of Alan Partridge waiting for Didi/Roger Moore sticks in the memory)
2. Did you not move away from the big room to three to help the conversation flow? I preferred the “smaller room” but I am sure you have bridged that issue.
Keep up the top work, always fun to listen to post good and bad results.
Re older pods, they’re still all hosted on the website. You can click the podcast tab on the site, which might take a while, or customise a Google search for a certain month/year. They’re all there because we tweeted a few old shows the other day: the first one, Rafa etc
Re ‘the big room’. It’ll be ‘bigger’ but not as big as the old old days. Talking five tops probably.
Thanks – and thanks everyone – for the comments.
And whilst we are reminiscing, Neil getting wound up about dinosaurs in Chester Zoo should also not get forgotten.
I’m in. I’ve enjoyed the shows, and rarely missed a single one since I found you last summer. My wife is a regular listener as well, so I imagine you can actually count two of us in.
Go for it lads, the original and the best. Really hope it takes off in this format. Footie for the people by the people.
lol so people complained about lfc xtra costing like 7.99 a month and are happy to pay 100 for an annual subscription for this? im happy to pay this, because i love TAW but i also am happy to pay for lfc xtra.
I’m in lads, bloody boss
Great idea lads, love the show!!! the mrs is gonna go mad!! i’m giving myself a week before i’m divorced!!
Count me in chaps. Best of luck…
I can solemnly swear that when I finish college next year i will gladly part with the €6.87 (or whatever the exchange rate is at that time) that you fine gentlemen deserve for the laugh’s and pondering you convey on a biweekly basis. until then that money will be spent on cigarettes, alcohol and the occasional pen.
You have my word…
Love yer work lads & Greetings from across the pond.
Funnily enough I posted this below on this week’s podcast comment page…
“TAW bridges the days between games with terrific insighted comment and well written articles, as well as just listening to blokes discussing the match on the podcast, pointing out stuff I’d seen but not been able to analyse…. Top stuff gents keep it up please.
Get through the next 2 ‘winnable’ games ( fingers crossed) and we’ve 8 days to recover.
What am I gonna do during those 8 days ????”
… So Gents, when do you start :-) ?
I don’t want to denounce other quality programming, but it’s been some time that the Football Weekly podcast has been reduced to filler between TAW shows for my daily commute. Sometimes I find myself listening to TAW twice instead. The price is a bit steep for someone on a modest school teacher’s wages in NYC, but I’ll probably bite the bullet in the end. Considering how much of my life involves speaking with children, there are times when the last fraying thread of my adult mind is kept intact by listening to a couple of guys talk about a couple of guys who kick a ball around for a living. And so it is.
This looks great and I’m in for the fiver (I’ll just reduce the kids’ pocket money).
But the really important question is – in the unlikely event it all goes to hell in a handcart – will there be a way we can pin the blame on Gerrard? I’m out if not.
Just make it easy to transfer the reddies, I still buy postal orders. You deserve it just for the tears of laughter I have shed, ( in bed like Morecambe and Wise comes to mind) whilst leant over my bench at work. I wonder if some like myself tune in just to hear the go’ins on in the old town. Luv it, go for it. And live long and prosper!
I suppose someone’s got to pay for Neil’s expensive haircuts!
I’m in. I actually think you’d get more of everyone’s money if you just charged 25p per download. No one would blink at that figure and I reckon the uptake would be higher which would lead to more listeners, better advertisers and a greater sense of it being worthwhile for the participants.
Such a cheap download fee would guarantee that everyone pays. Considering you have such a large audience I think this is the way to go. Subscription models run the risk of reducing your market.
Anyway, I’m sure you’ve done the sums. I’ll be signing up.
I’m in all the way. S$10 a month – or 2 cups of piss weak Starbucks coffee. no-brainer….
Definitely in for a fiver. I’ve often lamented the lack of a good discussion right after the match. The point on Sunday where I had lfctv streaming video as I drove home from the boozer at 8am.
The pink sounds great – just make sure the audio is as good as it can be: “Expect the boozer in your ears.” I’ve tried to listen to the 5Times legends podcasts that they do from a hotel bar and it’s way too distracting.
Just curious if you considered doing ads in the pods instead of subscriptions? I don’t mind paying a sub but it does restrict getting the word out to new people (beyond the initial trial). I listen to a few other pods on topics like high tech & brewing and both seem to be able to do ok with ads – which wasn’t necessarily the case > 5 years ago.
Super excited about this venture of yours and wishing you much luck, and will subscribe…and/but…Really love the all-too occasional female contributors…disappointing not to see regulars mentioned. Any chance guys, please?
Constantly looking to improve this side of our game Juliet.
Can I drop you an email?
An interesting idea that I hope will retain the quality that you currently have.
There is a similar Liverpool FC podcast out there, which started to produce additional shows, but their quality was diluted and it is now very much quanity over quality. Sadly they now have poor presenters and stubborn “experts”…… It got to the point that I unsubscribed.
That been said, you guys are awesome
Can’t wait lads – TAW best Liverpool journalism going – Fiver a month is a bargain
Oh now. This could be good. Very good.
How thought do we listen to the content? Is it downloadable through an alternative to iTunes or does it have to be streamed through the website or mobile website? If it’s the latter, I’m screwed as I live in a ‘barely broadband at all’ area.
Good on you fellas, count me in.
Yes. Just fucking YES. #WTRWWAW
Worth every penny. Look forward to signing up
That’s ten of my Aussie dollars I’ll be happy to spend- I’m in…
Any chance of a slot where I can slag off my son?
Loving this idea lads, can’t get enough of anything LFC so this is ideal.
Will a the shows be available to download?
Do you pay monthly or will there be a discount if you pay 12 months in adavance? Say £50 for the year?
I’m happy to pay a fiver a month for this because I do love the podcasts, however as a paying customer I’d expect certain things, well, to be honest there’s only one thing I expect and that’s not to have to listen to the music you play, I’ve listened, I’ve tried I really have but I just don’t like it. I hate the excitement and equal disappointment I get when I see that there’s a new podcast but then realise it’s the rider. Pleasure pain doesn’t come into it. So yeah, I’ll pay your fiver, but no music please!
For now The Rider will continue to come through the iTunes feed of TAW. It would suit us to remove it but we can’t for an annoying technical reason, but we are still looking for ways to do so.
Of the 15 shows we’ll be putting out, the Citytalk show will still feature music in its inserts and the REWIRED show will have music as it is about Liverpool culture.
Just letting you know now!
I am up for that, more TAW!!
Brilliant show, the mention of us fighting for the title in 18 months on this weeks podcast meant i nearly did drive into the mersey!! (when going over Runcorn/Widnes bridge) :)
Well in Lads.
More than fair. Excellent value.
Only worry is that it sounds like an absolute shed-load of content to produce.
I presume you have done your sums correctly and conservatively.
Bon chance. You have my sword. And my fivers.
Well worth the fiver to have loads more Wrap to listen to lying on the sunbed on holiday rather than the Mrs
I love it. If something is worth your time, it’s probably worth your money.
A better name for TAW Unwrapped might be The Rob Gutmann Show, or maybe Gutmann Unwrapped, or El Guterino?
Best pod on the net by a country mile.
Worth a few bob each month. Let’s do this.
All good except for to much Guttman he is by far and the way the worst member of the TAW team and for him to have his own show will be mind numbing!
Suppose everyone see’s things differently. I think his analysis is up there with the best. I’m looking forward to his show most.
Slightly boring comment, but for me this will come down to how well the technical aspect works. If downloading and listening to one of the paid shows, is as easy as the free pods are. Then it’s a no-brainer.
Another one in. Fully behind the flat monthly fee. I’m another of the sad individuals who can’t wait for the show to come out after each game.
Thanks for all the shows so far; I’ve stopped listening to other podcasts (LFC-related and otherwise), as they’re annoyingly not as goo. I’ve been meaning to donate for a while, and haven’t, so am pleased this’ll prompt me to do so.
This is most excellent news. Count me in.
Genuinely great work from you guys since the inception of the TAW , I’m from Yorkshire and live in notts and when I hear all you guys talk about match days, pubs , gigs and drinking you all do makes me wish envious that I’m not around that liverpool scene. Always thought I would like to somehow contribute to you guys for all the good content and laughs I have had as it has not cost me a bean. So if I can in some way to help you guys make some type of living from it, then I’m in. very decent price also . Keep up the amazing work lads you deserve the rewards if the TAW player takes off
Are shows likely to be downloadable through iTunes (paid) or only a dedicated TAW app? I quite often listen at home through a Sonos system on iphone podcast app.
Will they automatically download onto an iPhone for example? Or would you have to click on the site to stream/download?
Heres a podcast hosting service from a great guy, upload via Dropbox and other stuff, hope it’s useful to the techies there.
You are saving a drowning Red from TalkShite. Money no object.
Neil, instead of delaying any payment through to you, take advantage of the goodwill available and let people start paying from the off, if they want to. Also, bung all the old casts in to iTunes for 25 or 50p each. If that turns out to be a good earner, you can buy me a pint.
I’m in! Simples.
Great news, I have stopped eating Fudges so thats saved me a fiver a month at least, best of luck, Who could argue with that?
Fantastic news that TAW is expanding due to popular demand. I never miss a show since being introduced by a mate of mine and will gladly part with a deep sea diver every month. Cheap at half the price. I would very much like to sit and listen to a season review from either 95-96 or 96-97 (if you haven’t already done either of these!!)
Keep up the good work everyone.
All over the additional content. £5 is more than sound. I’m not keen on the 99p suggestion. That wouldn’t work for me as I like to know what I’m getting with the minimum of hassle.
Bring it on
Any chance of a Video Podcast (maybe: The Pink) just so we can watch Guttman doing laps around the bar whilst waving his shirt above his head after we spank Man Utd 6-0 in a few weeks time? Seriously though, I think it would be awesome if you guys did a visual show (even on a bog-standard camcorder), perhaps the LFC history idea you have, it would be really nice to see things like memorabilia or examples of the clubs history in the flesh so to speak. I know it’s a bit left field and presents a whole host of new technical issues, it would just be an extra special treat to subscribers to get to see things they wouldn’t normally get their hands on etc… You guys do a great job anyway; I’m definitely in for a £5.
I’d be against this Craig, I’m sure they’re lovely looking blokes but part of the appeal, for me, is NOT being distracted by a visual.
It’s perfect fodder for listening whilst driving or on the bus or in the gym. I wouldn’t want to have to look at a small screen mobile device instead.
I understand it’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and I myself usually listen to podcasts whilst driving or getting on with other tasks. But occasionally I do like to sit in front of my PC (or TV) and watch a VLOG. A good example would be Adam Savage from the Mythbusters who does a show called ‘Wired’ about all manner of niche technology and geeky paraphernalia, which is always really interesting. It’s not so much about looking at the TAW guys as it is about getting to see rare bits of Liverpool history (as in my example above). Obviously, audio can be isolated as a traditional podcast for those who just want to listen, I just think it would make a nice addition to the content if there was an occasional visual show. As I say, I understand this isn’t for everybody, and I’m sure the TAW lads have no intention of going down this route, but in my humble opinion it would be the icing on an already magnificent cake.
P.S. I don’t really want to see Guttman’s man boobs (no offence Rob), I’d happily take seeing him point and laugh maniacally in a Utd fans face for a solid fifteen minutes. In fact I’d pay £5 a month to see that…
As long as the content is easily accessible through iphone/pad (ideally through existing podcast apps) i will happily pay for this.
woah… !! immediate thoughts..
if I pretend to be a girl can I get on the show too… Juliet’s leading the way there..
can Gutmann be given complete control over all transfer window content.. :-)
have you guys taken legal advice to limit your liability.. “please listen responsibly” or something in the event of many a failed relationship and fellas sitting in a circle 10 years from now introducing themselves “Hi I’m Dave (Hi Dave), I started listening to TAW etc etc etc…”
I get some of the concern about quality of output, but only if you start chasing content.. other than that it’s talking about the footy, and who doesn’t do that everyday anyway.. ?
like the idea of the post-match stuff..
wonder how the interactivity might develop.. over social media means you avoid the tumbleweed effect on lfctv when someone calls in and can barely speak, stifling the content.. but wonder if, through the subscribers, you start to build up more ‘trusted contributors’ online etc?
sounds like a load of work for you fellas, but obviously you’re up for giving it a bash. Keep doing the things that make you want to do this and us want to listen.. well in.
This is awesome news. Beijing is an fucking internet wasteland though so please keep it simple so the ‘Great Firewall’ doesn’t screw this up for me!
Selfish I know but you lads keep me sane.
I’m in. Loving the idea of the big interview. Enjoyed that sort of gear in the mag and the Carra and Brand pods were rippers. Always though it would be great if you could pull off getting John Oliver on, being a big reds fan and dead funny.
Where do I sign up? No, literally, where?
Can you please make sure there are lots of payment options for this……ideally i would like to get billed yearly for this. Then a recurring payment a year from when i sign up.
I try to avoid having to think about going into paying for things every month.
nice one guys. Best of luck with it. You’ll have my support.
This might just be the best £5 a month I will ever spend. Not a huge fan of the added music stuff but all the LFC chat sounds incredible!
I am more than happy to pay chaps. Christ knows I’ve had countless hours of fantastic entertainment free for a few years now. Can’t wait for it to start. A fiver!!?? I call it a bargain (the best I ever had).
Ok I know im on my own here, but five pound a month seems a lot to me! I enjoy all the football podcasts I don’t listen to the rider I did try a couple!
You guys do a wonderful job but all these shows are gonna take some work do you all have other jobs? Couldn’t you sell ad space in the podcasts? And you say you want longer to chat why can’t you make the Monday podcast longer?
But I will listen to the trial ones and make my mind up.
Hmm in theory great and I’m sure you mean it when you say the standards of the ‘free ones’ wont drop but I cant see that lasting, human nature.
Also some months I may want more, others not so is it going to be flexible month to month?
And can I still listen to them on my chosen player, Downcast for iPhone, as the standard apple one isn’t nearly as good!?
Where’s the sign up page lads? It looks like you are going down the road of the Anfield Index with this. As i’m addicted to everything Liverpool I force myself to listen to them and I was always hoping that you lot would eventually do this. Looks like my wish has come true. Yesssssssss!!! Bonus, I can now unsubscribe to the Anfield Index as Gags et al drive me nuts!!