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Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson present The Final Hooter podcast.

Both discuss the last couple of weeks results and talk TV deals, record breakers and memories.

We also speak to Workington Town boss Chris Thorman ahead of their recent friendly against Barrow Raiders. He talks his new deal, happiness at Town and planning for the future. 

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Dave Parkinson steers the show with Adrian Jackson on the other side of the zoom call.

It was finally - lights, camera, action on 2021 as our hosts talk about the England games announcement and Tim Sheens becoming Combined Nations All Star boss. We hear from the legendary Australian coach.

Leigh's Ben Flower talks about his hopes for 2021 and settling into a new club after leaving Wigan while Lee Mossop and Zak Hardaker talk about their international and club ambitions for 2021.

Richard Marshall also gives the lowdown of an off season of change at Salford Red Devils while testimonial men Tommy Makinson and Chris Hill also speak.

Our hosts also give their tributes to legendary forward Jeff Grayshon who passed away recently.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson reflect on a compelling Grand Final and dramatic finish, Dave talks RL fatigue, and the pair get lost in nostalgia looking back on the 2000 season.

Big thanks to the team at loverugbyleague.com for their support regarding the podcast this year, to you our lovely listeners and to Radio General for the use of their studios before the lockdowns.

We wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.

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Dave Parkinson hosts and welcomes Adrian Jackson from the banks of the Bridgewater Canal. 

The pair look back over the Super League Semi Finals, pay tribute to Sean O'Loughlin, look back to 2002, look forward to the Grand Final, talk about 12th spot in SL and 14th spot in Championship, and talk coach movements and Dream Team.

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Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson are back to talk about the Australian Grand Final, The Challenge Cup Final and the RFL's Return to Play, amongst other RL topics. 

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Dave Parkinson hosts another episode of the Final Hooter with Adrian Jackson.

The pair talk Super League, Salford and Hull and chat other topical RL stories from the last few days. 

Dave is also joined by ex Wigan, Leigh, Rochdale and Chorley forward Andy Grundy to also talk about lockdowns, Hull, Salford and his thoughts on Super League since the restart.

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Dave Parkinson hosts another socially distant Final Hooter with Adrian on the other end of the line. In this episode the pair look at Brisbane Broncos, the return of Super League and and give thoughts on Toronto. We also hear excerpts from longer interviews done with Wolfpack fans Henry Whitfield, Scott Nordlund and Sandy Shipley.

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Four months after the last Super League game, Dave Parkinson and Adrian Jackson are back with the self confessed Leigh's biggest loudmouth linking with Widnes' finest export of recent times. A socially distanced pod goes through a recap of the results of those last three SL games and talks about Aussies, rules, wage disputes, championship, league one and Challenge Cup. It's the biggest comeback until Greg Inglis!

Honourable mentions go to Ollie Wilkes and Glyn Shaw and there's a bit of reminiscing for Wakefield, Castleford and Salford fans to get involved with. Feel free to send memories to Dave, @daveparkinsonrl on twitter. 

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The Final Hooter - 11/03/20

Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson discuss the last round of Super League and talk about all the stories including Ottawa, Coronavirus and the league form of Toronto, Huddersfield and Leeds Rhinos.

They also look forward to next round of the Coral Challenge and we hear from Daryl Powell, Tom Lineham and Matty Smith with Dave rounding things off with a special interview with head of the England Lionhearts programme Stuart Prior.

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Adrian and Dave are back with the Final Hooter podcast. They look over happenings in the Challenge Cup with Dave chatting to Simon Finnigan after his Newcastle side put Keighley out of a weather-delayed Round 3 clash. Dave also profiled Batley Bulldogs with head coach and former playing icon Craig Lingard. Lois Forsell was recently appointed as a Man of Steel Voting member in addition to taking on a new role as Leeds Rhinos Women Head coach. We hear from her as she chatted to Adrian. Adrian also caught up with RL royalty - Ellery Hanley, with Super League CEO Robert Elstone and with last years Man of Steel winner Jackson Hastings.

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Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson are back with their usual mix of rugby league banter, news, views, opinion and interviews. From the opening couple of rounds of Super League we hear from Adrian Lam (Wigan), Kristian Woolf (St Helens) and Steve Price (Warrington). Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) tells us where things are going right and Adrian chats with Widnes skipper Jack Owens after the Vikings success over Batley. 

Dave and Adrian run the rule over what's happening, the name of storms, BetFred Championship and Coral Challenge Cup.

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Dave and Adrian return to discuss Great Britain's losing tour, and highlight the lack of creativity amongst other issues. The pair discuss their thoughts and where things go for the Lions from here. 

Dave runs through the winners and clubs relegated this season throughout the pro and NCL ranks, talks the BARLA Three Counties Championship, Welsh Dragonhearts and England Community Lions. He then raves about the performances of NSW Country touring U16 and U18 sides and picks out who to look out for. He drops a name that he interviewed in the past and Adrian rekindles his admiration for Toronto Wolfpack.

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Back for the final Final Hooter of the season, Adrian Jackson and Dave Parkinson host.

They look back over the BetFred Super League Grand Final. We hear from Justin Holbrook, Ian Watson, Mark Percival and Jackson Hastings.

We also hear from the BetFred Women's Super League Grand Final from winning coach Adam Cuthbertson and player of the match Fran Goldthorp.

Adrian and Dave talk international squads and selections and we catch up with one of the newest appointments in the game in Matt Diskin, appointed by Oldham last week. 

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