HammyEnd columnist Lydia Campbell made her Cottage Talk debut joining Russ Goldman on this week’s show – and she made an accomplished start, replacing my tiring legs after just half an hour. You can listen to us discuss the signing of Mladen Petric, the departure of Pavel Pogrebnyak, how special Danny Murphy is and why we should trust in Martin Jol.

We also heard about why Lydia became a Fulham fan and learned more about the extraordinary passion of the Green and White Army at Windsor Park – even touching on the visit of the Queen to Northern Ireland this week and how a younger generation pushed for peace. She has also subsequently joined Twitter, so do make her feel welcome and offer us your thoughts for next week’s topics.

Lydia and Russ looked back at the season and discussed the release of the new fixture list.