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S03E03: Chuckin’ A Tanty

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on October 22nd, 2014

Another bumper episode of Around the Bloc where we all have our turns at throwing a tantrum over the Derby D'Sydney result and officiating.
Most importantly though, special guest Alan Mtashar provides great insight into the world of Asian football and Al Hilal in particular, as we head towards the 1st leg of the 2014 Asian Champions League Final.
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S03E02: Sincerely, Speccy

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on October 14th, 2014

We lost to Melbourne on the weekend. Now, we're not 1-4 negativity, but it was a pretty poor performance. It was, however, the first time we've actually conceded 4 goals but it didn't seem to bother the 1,500 fans that travelled to see it.
In other news, the W-League team beat Brisbane at Brisbane which is something the A-League squad hasn't done in a while, and the Youth League squad beat Sydney, which could be a good omen for this weekend's Derby - the first of the season. The RBB will once again descend (or stumble) upon the SFS in the hopes of taking 3 points home with them in the 8th edition of Popa vs the Smurfs. Will we turn their little village into Gargamel's lair? Only time will tell.
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S03E01: Two Stars, New Stars, Old Tricks

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on October 8th, 2014

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.

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S02E31: ENDS

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on May 19th, 2014

That's it, the end of the 2013-14 season. There were highs, lows, transfers and releases, and still some potential silverware - and thats just for the podcast. The Wanderers had what, in hindsight, was a pretty successful sophomore season and are still in the running for the biggest prize on the continent - the AFC Champions League. 

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.

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S02E30: “…….”

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on May 7th, 2014

....uuuugggghhhhhhh......
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S02E29: Clown Car

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on April 30th, 2014

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.

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S02E28: Big Trouble in Little China

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on April 24th, 2014

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

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S02E27: Who Wears Black Shorts?

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on April 16th, 2014

Great Scott! The Wanderers took 3 points away from both Melbourne and Korea this week in two epic performances which had us podcasters travelling through space and time to talk about them, whilst the travelling RBB went for a McFly to either destination, and thankfully nobody had to see a Doc or got involved in any Biff. On the pitch, the team was good enough not to Fox things up, apart from Shinji Ono, who's number you get if you add Tannen eleven, who had a minor issue with the crossbar.

So with the team shoring up 2nd spot in the A-League, and one more round to go in the ACL, we would need some sort of sports almanac to predict what's going to happen in the coming weeks. You'll just have to stay tuned to Around the Bloc.

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S02E26: Gold Edition

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on April 9th, 2014

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.

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S02E25: Twist and Shout

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on April 3rd, 2014

I get by with a little help from my friend Ivan on this week's podcast, as Steve is on his way back from the USSR... or Japan, and Turner's off being a paperback writer or something.

For starters, a huge shout out to the travelling RBB who went on a magical mystery tour to Japan. It made us all proud to see them standing there and we all wished we'd bought a ticket to ride

Unfortunately though, it's been a couple of hard day's nights for the Wanderers, who are gently weeping after two consecutive losses to late goals, and that has left some fans refusing to give them all their loving. The team won't be able to buy their love though, so Sgt Popa's Lonely Hearts Club Band will have to earn it back with a good performance against the Roar on the weekend.

We are the Walrus, and this is Around the Bloc

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