We're back for a third season, and hopefully a third star on our logo. It's been a really successful off season for both the podcast and the team we podcast about - Around the Bloc has won some silverware, but can the Wanderers? Only time will tell as we enter the home stretch of the Asian Champions League campaign, as well as the beginning of another A-League season.
On the other hand, the FFA Cup was an FFFail, Speccy's first attempt at#ATBBeers doesn't quite go to plan, and all those cryptic clues that we put out on twitter that noone even really bothered to mention? Well, you'll find out about that within the first few minutes of the show.
We promise you, it's worth a listen. This is the new season of Around the Bloc.
Thanks to everyone for listening this year. We'll return next season with more puns, more laughs, more food talk and more #facts. Cheers from everyone here at Around the Bloc.
We're into the final! We're going to Brisbane! We're going to see JASON DERULO live! He's going to say JASON DERULO heaps of times! I personally can't wait, and the other 4,000 (and counting) Wanderers fans travelling up seem pretty keen as well.
We got our Revenge on the Mariners, but it was anything but a Game of Thrones. We left them for Walking Dead, Breaking Bad through their defence and playing like Mad Men in order to come away with the 2-0 win. Brisbane will be doing their very best to Curb our Enthusiasm, but the Workaholic nature of our play will make it a very tough match. Will the Wanderers Family Guys be strong enough to overcome Berisha, the Total Diva, and his League of Gentlemen? With any luck, come Monday, we'll all be talking about Roar's ludicrous display and how they always try to walk it in.
You're listening to the It Crowd, AKA Brendan, Steve and Ivan on Around the Bloc.
2nd in the League, 1st in our group in Asia, 1st in the stands and only a win away from our second consecutive grand final appearance - That's right, we are almost at the end of the Wanderers worst season on record. The rotation policy, the 'we're a squad, not a team' mentality - it will all hopefully be out the window next year as we play in our second successive ACL campaign.
In more positive news though, we finally got those 5 goals we were looking for against Guizhou, people power prevailed in getting the semi-final kick-off moved to a more football-player-friendly time, and we give you the answer to the question that everyone is asking - is it OK to wear a beret in the RBB?
Merci pour l'écoute, c'est Autour du Bloc
The Wanderers managed a 1-1 draw with the top of the table Brisbane Roar, but it was only an afterthought compared to the farewell given to Tensai by the RBB and the club. The fans chanted, made banners, and clapped along for our man, whilst the club held a pyro party in the sky in true Western Sydney form.
Someone does some ranting this week, although we're not going to give him any credit for it, and vaccinations affect my ability to pun throughout the intro. Speaking of diseases though, the Yellow Fever podcast is up for a gong at this years FFDU awards, along with the A-League Show and of course, carry-over champs, Around the Bloc - which is starting right now.