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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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S02E24: -title banned-

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on March 26th, 2014

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.

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S02E23: Shoot F*rken!

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on March 19th, 2014

Unlike Mebrahtu, the Wanderers are starting to look strong in the ACL, something I'm sure Golgol won't find humerus. Ulna-ther news, the team is finding the A-League tough, but maybe they should listen to us when we keep patella-n them to shoot. After all, some goals would've been nice as the RBB were going out and they were dancing in the storm, getting soaked to the bone in the process.

There's rants galore and much more, so skull your drink and get ready for Around the Bloc.

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S02E22: To Sydney, with love…

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on March 12th, 2014

Sydney FC won the third Sydney Derby of the season thanks to the Wanderers playing like d'apu-zzo they left Allianz Stadium with their tail between their legs, knowing they won't go top-or close to it for at least another week. The atmosphere was, as the French say, La Rocca'n, and the 40,000 that packed the ground left the NRL journo's saying 'Ono!', just like Meggsy said after that through ball to Garcia. It was a Bridge too far for the Wanderers though, and Santa came early for the Sky Blue side of Sydney.

Finally, the Red and Black hoops are off to China to ask 'Guizhou, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?' and then back to play Adelaide at Wanderland.

This is Around the Bloc.
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S02E21: La Banda-ing Together

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on March 5th, 2014

A huge episode this week as two members of the RBB's band, La Banda, join us to share their opinions on all the on and off the pitch happenings, which they drum into us, and are generally bass'd on their experiences in the RBB. Having been one of the cymbals of the active supporter group since day 1, they try not to repinique themselves as they recall how they formed, how the chants come together, and why they, for some reason, love Tom-Tomi Juric.
Also on the show........................................................ thats right - the silent protest. We delve into the why, the who, what, when, the where and the how, as we were all grabbing our hair and tearing it out wondering what the hell was going on. 
Sit back, relax and drop it like it's hot - this is Around the Bloc
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S02E20: Dynamic Duo

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on February 26th, 2014

And then there were two. With most members of the team missing, the dynamic duo of Steve and Brendan bring you this week's podcast which is more exciting than a backup goalie's debut.

It was a perfect start to a long run of games for the Wanderers, and with the ACL looming, we turn our attention to the failings of Brisbane Roar and William Gallas. We give credit where credit's due, though, to everyone's favourite Wanderers player, Jerrad Tyson (as quoted in The Guardian), and our resident Spanish commentator has something special for him too.

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S02E19: Nameless

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on February 19th, 2014

With the Wanderers gameless, our podcast could've been aimless, if not for some questions which amazed us, sent through by listeners for a talkback segment that's become famous, for rants and tangents and being totally outrageous and keeping Turner far from blameless. Our plugs are shameless, we hope listening will be painless as we try to offer you something different from the sameness and get to know you on a first name basis, and just like a really fat waitress we are Around the Bloc!


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S02E18: En-Tyson

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on February 12th, 2014

Everyones favourite Wanderers player, Jerrad Tyson, joins the ATB team for this week, and is a really good sport about getting bombarded with questions until late on a school night. 

Berisha makes a nuisance of himself once again, so in the head to head between the Roar and the Wanderers this year, there's been a 1-1, one team's won one and one team's won none. We find out who each podcasters mortal enemy is, Things We Could've Done Better Last Week almost makes a comeback, Jerrad offers some insight into the day to day dealings of a Wanderers player and has some handy hints for the relief of Fibromyalgia, whilst Turner, although you can't hear it, does the exact opposite and polishes off an entire packet of chocolate snacks for the third week running. 

This is Around the Bloc.

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