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.
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.
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The Premiers Plate is firmly in the hands of the Brisbane Roar, but the Wanderers haven't left the table just yet, and like a new vegan's eggs, they're unbeaten in recent times. The team will have to get their knife and fork into the upcoming fixtures against Mariners and Kawasaki, both of which will be tougher than a $2 steak. Only time will tell if they're able to repeat history, score early and pork the bus.
Speaking of pigs, Cop Watch makes an unwanted return this week, as nobody's scarf, shoes, socks, or 12 year old daughters are safe from the weekly pat-down that Western Sydney's loyal football fans are subjected to.
So sit in your allocated seat, refrain from talking or moving - you're going to listen to this weeks Around the Bloc, whether you like it or not.
There's rants galore and much more, so skull your drink and get ready for Around the Bloc.