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Moment of Truth as BBC gets unprecedented access to League One climax


A new BBC Sounds podcast will give a unique look inside Rotherham United and Oxford United’s League One campaign.

The BBC and Folding Pocket Productions were given 24/7 access to the clubs’ managers for the final 90 days of the 2021/22 season.

Moment of Truth is described as a “raw insight” into life as a professional football manager, from dressing rooms and training pitches to their homes and offices.

“Doing the series was a little bit like perverted therapy, but for a time it was therapy that was making us worse!” said Paul Warne, Manager of Rotherham United.

“The pressure on football managers is brutal and hopefully people will get a sense of what our world is like.”

Karl Robinson, Manager of Oxford United added:

“The public have a perception of us as managers because of what we do within that box by the touchline. My life is entirely determined by that box. And that’s great because I feel safe in there. But I hope that this series shows there’s a lot more to doing our jobs – and us as people – than just that small box.”

The 15 episodes are narrated by James Nesbitt and the first 5 have been released today.

“Most people think they know what happens inside a football club. Moment of Truth shows that they don’t have a clue. Paul and Karl allowed us incredible access to highlight just how pressurised the beautiful game is,” said Simon Clancy, Writer & Executive Producer, Folding Pocket.

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