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  • Like every manager we could do with another couple of players, but we haven't got the money to go and do that so we get on with what we've got. They're a great bunch, there's no doubt about that and I think we've got a hell of a chance. We've got youth and experience in there so hopefully we'll get the goals we were lacking last season that would have taken us into the play-offs.

    Ronnie Moore hopes to steer Tranmere into the promotion picture this season after disappointment last term.
    8/1/2013 7:46:50 AM
  • Here's a web exclusive for you... a behind-the-scenes look at what the SSN team have been up to at York City.
    8/1/2013 7:51:20 AM
  • Jim's in high spirits as he wings his way to Arsenal.

    8/1/2013 7:56:36 AM
  • So that's the second hour of 92Live completed. If you're a supporter of Shrewsbury Town, Southend, Oxford, Bristol Rovers, Nottingham Forest, Accrington Stanley, Liverpool or Fulham then make sure you stay tuned. We're coming to your club soon.
    8/1/2013 7:59:07 AM

    Our next stop is Shropshire as Pete Colley chats to Shrewsbury manager Graham Turner inside the boot room. Turner is a rarity, he's seen the start of the season as player, manager and chairman and he says the best feeling is being a player! He's looking forward to facing MK Dons at the weekend - and the much younger Karl Robinson. He says the team are as ready as they'll ever be, he says it's a been as good a pre-season as he can remember and he has great confidence in his squad. However, he admits he'd like to sign a couple more players.
    8/1/2013 8:06:14 AM
  • Here's the 92Live team as they arrived at Shrewsbury!

    8/1/2013 8:06:59 AM
  • CLUB 16 - FULHAM

    We're back off to London now where Dharmesh Sheth is on the Craven Cottage pitch with stadium announcer and celebrity fan David ‘Diddy’ Hamilton (and also Billy the Badger in the background). Diddy says he has been busy all summer practising announcing all the new players' names and he reflects on his favourite memory in his 20 years - the day they beat Juventus!
    8/1/2013 8:10:54 AM
  • Diddy and Billy are very excited about 92Live!

    8/1/2013 8:11:29 AM

    We're back with Peter Stevenson now, meeting Accrington Stanley's CEO Rob Heys and his battered old car, which is covered in Accrington posters and memorabilia. There's also a good chat with new manager James Beattiewho is gearing up for his first managerial season. He says he's very excited about his back four and says new signing Danny Webber could have a big impact this year.
    8/1/2013 8:14:54 AM
  • The new boss says the pitch is in great shape ahead of the new season.

    8/1/2013 8:18:41 AM
  • [twitter] Clubs across the country are getting behind #92Live...

    8/1/2013 8:19:46 AM

    We're off to North London now where Jim White's helicopter has touched down for the second time at Arsenal's training centre. He's joined by senior groundsman Scott Brooks and he says he's very happy with the way things are looking ahead of the new campaign. He says the training pitches are designed to replicate the Emirates pitch as closely as possible and two of them even have undersoil heating. Jim is impressed!
    8/1/2013 8:27:52 AM
  • Here's Jim and Scott... the Leeds fan who ended up working for Arsenal

    8/1/2013 8:28:35 AM
  • Time for a kickabout before jumping back in the helicopter and heading to Wales

    8/1/2013 8:34:53 AM
  • CLUB 39 - LEEDS

    Richard Graves is now at Leeds' training ground ahead of their first game of the season with Brighton. He's found Dominic Matteo who is looking forward to the new campaign under Brian McDermott. 

    "It's a tough league but we're all looking forward to the new season. We've got a new manager, a few changes in the board room level and it's a fresh start." 
    8/1/2013 11:27:10 AM

  • Leeds' club ambassador Dominic Matteo is optimistic for the new season 
    by Martin Tyler on Aug 1, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    8/1/2013 11:29:37 AM

    One of the quirkier moments of 92Live for you now. Ian Bolton is at Rotherham, where they eat more pies per head than any other club. Apparently 40% of their fans eat a pie at a match. So to celebrate we held a pie-eating contest between some members of the club staff (maintainance officer Andy Willert and head groundsman Dave Fellowes) and supporter Liam Braithwaite.
    8/1/2013 11:31:17 AM
  • Head groundsman Dave (centre) emerged triumphant in the Rotherham pie eating challenge

    8/1/2013 11:32:36 AM

    David Craig has arrived at Pools' training ground where manager Colin Cooper has gone a little camera shy after losing a tooth in training! His assistant Craig Hignett has stepped in and he says the club are trying to make their limited resources stretch as far as possible. 

    "We haven't had a fortune to spend but what we have done is brought ideas and the lads have taken to it and been excellent in pre season."

    8/1/2013 11:33:46 AM
  • Here's a behind-the-scenes update from Hartlepool, explaining the stroke of bad luck that affected their gaffer...
    8/1/2013 11:43:54 AM
  • Thankfully assistant boss Craig Hignett stepped in

    8/1/2013 11:44:51 AM

    Next up is Paul Gilmour where it's lunch time! He's headed to the canteen at the training session as the players tuck into some food after training this morning. Dave Carolan is the head of Sports Science there and says the players calorie intake is carefully calculated. 
    8/1/2013 11:45:15 AM
  • Paul sent us this snap after he arrived at the Colchester training ground

    8/1/2013 11:45:43 AM
  • CLUB 43 - CREWE

    Fraser Dainton started the day at Everton but he's now arrived at Crewe where some famous faces adorn the walls of the canteen. The likes of Danny Murphy and Dean Ashton have come through the academy there and in the last game of last season they fielded a side entirely of academy products. Manager Steve Davis is delighted with the current crop of youngsters at the club...

    We've got 11 players good enough to play in the first team of this division so that was the reason we did it. It was also a fitting tribute to Dario Gradi who has been here for 30 years. It's getting harder to produce them now though, they're a different breed to when I was a kid.

    8/1/2013 11:47:50 AM

    Mark McAdam is at Hogwood Park, the training complex for Reading, where the club are currently packing up last season's kit. Why? Because they're donating it to charity Kit Aid. They collect kits and take them to some of the poorest countries in the world and these Royals strips are off to Gambia. 

    Jobi McAnuff is helping out and can't wait for the new season to start: "There's a great buzz in the squad and we're looking forward to the new season. The lads have worked really hard and we're hopefully looking forward to a successful season."    
    8/1/2013 11:51:51 AM
  • Joni McAnuff is looking forward to the new season.

    8/1/2013 11:54:16 AM
  • There are queues of Swansea fans waiting for the arrival of Jim White - he's on his way! 
    8/1/2013 11:57:12 AM
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    8/1/2013 11:58:09 AM
  • Coming up soon we'll have live reports from: Exeter, Fleetwood, Burton Albion, Oldham, Middlesbrough, Burnley, AFC Wimbledon, Bournemouth and Charlton!
    8/1/2013 12:01:06 PM

    Alan Irwin has made the short trip from Blackpool to Fleetwood where the League Two side are preparing for only their second season in the Football League. Graham Alexander is the manager there and he had a special announcement to make...

    The players are very fit, they've worked extremely hard and their attitude has been fantastic and we're all itching for the start of the season. Everyone is ready for the big kick-off. Whether we're favourites to go up or not we are just focusing on ourselves. I can also confirm we've just announced to the squad Mark Roberts will be the new club captain. We feel it's right for him to lead us into this new era.  

    8/1/2013 12:08:13 PM
  • Mark Roberts gives his first interview as Fleetwood captain to 92Live

    8/1/2013 12:09:48 PM

    Hurrah. Jim White is back on the ground and he has turned up at Swansea ahead of their Europa League clash tonight. He's joined by chairman Huw Jenkins and Lee Trundle to open their new club shop. They both say the club are up for the challenge of trying to finish ahead of Cardiff.
    by SkySport on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    8/1/2013 12:10:02 PM
  • Jim cuts the ribbon and the chairman confirms the club are looking to sign another forward...

    8/1/2013 12:13:28 PM
  • CLUB 47 -  EXETER

    We're past the halfway mark now and Amy Lewis has caught up with the second longest serving manager in English football, Exeter manager Paul Tisdale. He's been at the club for seven years and only Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has currently served for longer. He talked us through the training session he was running this afternoon....

    We're doing an attacking and defending session which we have to do every week ahead of the games. The players need to be reminded because they're not the best at remembering their instructions! If I had 100 hours in the week to coach them I could fill those 100 hours but it's about picking the things that make a difference for Saturday. 

    8/1/2013 12:20:11 PM
  • Paul Tisdale talks us through his training session

    8/1/2013 12:22:28 PM

    There's some breaking news for Peter Stevenson to report from Burnley as it's announced that Charlie Austin has signed for QPR for an undisclosed fee. We caught up with manager Sean Dyche and new signing David Jones for their reaction...
    8/1/2013 12:23:16 PM
  • We wanted to keep him here for obvious reasons, but we understand there are big clubs out there looking at your players and want to get those players into the building. It's just part and parcel of the business. It's a loss in many ways, but we've got a group of players that can still be productive, as it was last year when he was injured at times.

    Burnley boss Sean Dyche on losing his star player
    8/1/2013 12:25:33 PM

  • Burton chairman Ben Robinson tells 92 Live about the club's switch to the Pirelli Stadium 
    by Martin Tyler on Aug 1, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    8/1/2013 12:26:46 PM

    Let's make one more trip to Yorkshire, where we find Ian Bolton at Oakwell. Here we catch up with poet Ian McMillan - the Bard of Barnsley.  He reads us a special verse, his Ode To The New Season...

    It's the best time of year to be a Barnsley fan
    Alphabetically we are top of the league
    The season might not go exactly to plan
    With the twists and the turns and the intrigue.
    But it's the best time of year to be a Barnsley fan
    Well we've not lost a game... not yet
    And we all know that Flitcroft's the man
    And he'll give us nine months we'll never forget.
    So it's the best time of year to be a Barnsley fan
    With the home game first against Wigan
    And the whole of the crowd, every woman and man
    Will hope the opening win will be a big 'un
    It's the best time of year to be a Barnsley fan
    So happy Yorkshire Day to you all
    Eat a Yorkshire pudding, chuck away your flan
    Make your football ambitions enormous, not small
    And I swear by the neb on my flat cap
    We don't need another relegation scrap
    And I swear by the smile on our Frank's ferret
    A relegation scrap for us? Forget it.
    Football's a thing on which we all thrive
    With the drama and excitement... like the 92Live!

    by SkySport on Aug 1, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    8/1/2013 5:23:40 PM

    Time to call in at Stamford Bridge, where Dharmesh Sheth is reporting from the Chelsea dugout where Jose Mourinho will make his Second Coming later this month. The players are over in America preparing to face Inter Milan, so our man gave you a quick look at Jose's seat - which is under wraps awaiting the arrival of the
    Special One.

    by SkySport on Aug 1, 2013 at 5:32 PM

    8/1/2013 5:31:01 PM

    Were any of you worried about Alan Irwin making it all the way to Carlisle United, the most northern outpost in the Football League? Well you shouldn't have because he's made it in time and grabbed a chat with a very busy man... the team bus driver Andy Horn. Alan gets a quick tour of the team bus - with a microwave, a kettle and Sky Sports News on the box, these boys can't complain.

    Travelling to Preston will be a real luxury. But our longest trip this year will be Gillingham - we'll get back about midnight. I was certainly pleased to see Yeovil promoted!

    8/1/2013 5:35:06 PM

    We have arrived at our penultimate club and Jamie Weir is pitchside at Selhurst Park as co-chairman Steve Parish makes final arrangements at the end of the busiest closed season in the club’s history. They've had to do a lot of work to get ready for life in the Premier League! 

    8/1/2013 5:41:09 PM
  • Just one live report to go... and this man will deliver it live from Old Trafford.

    8/1/2013 5:49:39 PM

    We've made it! Jim White delivers the 92nd live report of the day in the company of the Premier League trophy as our journey comes to an end. The final word comes from Manchester United manager David Moyes:
    It's a great achievement. I hope you are enjoying Old Trafford and the hospitality there. I know we're the last club you're visiting so congratulations to everybody.

    8/1/2013 5:56:03 PM
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