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S03E14: Spoken in Brazilian

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on January 7th, 2015

Once again we were our Own Worst Enemy as we lost to Melbourne Victory, but Mr. Brightside, Tony Popovic, says after some Little Talks and a trip to Coffs Harbour, we'll come back and stop being Losers, hopefully move up to at least The Middle of the table and curb our trend of coming Undone (like a sweater, when you're holding the thread as I walk away).
We can't take ourselves too seriously when we're in this position though, and despite all our rage we are still just a pod on a stage where we need to have a laugh, and ‪#‎ATBFeedback‬ provides that this week.
We'll be back after the Asia Cup break, after having eaten millions of peaches, asking ourselves 'Whats My Age Again?', and with the Longview towards the finals. Will it happen? ...No-one Knows.
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S03E13: Catched

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on December 30th, 2014

The Wanderers played once again in another country, and were unable to bring the points home. The rumours are flying around about players departing, but could it be the shake up we need? Or is it going to cause our chemistry rating too plummet further? We’ve got 2 games before the Asia Cup and then a well deserved break, so hopefully the team can bring us some New Year cheer.

We also hope that all of our listeners and contributors have had a great Christmas, and also have a happy new year - with love from Around the Bloc.

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S03E12: The Airing of Grievances

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on December 23rd, 2014

It was lucky we were recording on Festivus, because there were a lot of grievances to be aired this week, mostly against FIFA and the FFA and the usual, but there was also a lot of good stuff too, in particular the fundraiser for Nato and the Berthaly Family which raised 20,000 bucks! That’s an impressive example of how the Wanderers family sticks together whether the team is doing well or not.

In other good news, the Y-League team had a good win that we were actually able to talk about for once, and it’s the end of December, which means heaps of food, hopefully heaps of holidays, and a rare A-League game that actually features the Wanderers. We here at Around the Bloc wish all our listeners a happy Christmas or if you don’t celebrate Christmas, we hope you have a good time anyway.

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S03E11: Finding Nemo-rocco

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on December 16th, 2014

The Wanderers this week played in the club world cup, where they came off the pitch squeaky clean due to the weather, but couldn't keep their sheet in the same condition and missed out on their dream match with Real Madrid. The team now goes on to contest the fifth place playoff against Algerian team ES Setif, who we hope gets ES se-mashed.
With mostly away games coming up, we’ve got details of how the RBB will be getting behind Nato - flag making and waving extraordinaire - who’s having a rough time, as well as all the usual stuff as well.
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S03E10: No Money, Mo’ Problems

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on December 10th, 2014

Well, the Wanderers lost two games in the last week, and to top it off, the players are having issues with the clubs owners about their bonuses for playing in the Club World Cup… That’s right, the Wanderers are playing in the Club World Cup! We start off against a Mexican team, once we Cruz through them, things will get Real… really Real. After we Bale them over, we've got one game to win before we’re champions of the world.
Easier said than won eh?
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S03E09: K-Gate

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on December 3rd, 2014

The second derby of the season has come and gone, and the Cove and the RBB were both fans of the team that didn't win. Tomi Gun’s goal was cancelled out by a screamer from Ibini, and the Wanderers winless and undefeated streaks continue.

The club did, however, perform well at the AFC Awards night, winning Club and Coach of the Year. We lost in the spelling bee, but we hope to continue this winning form on the pitch against Brisbane and Adelaide this week.

This episode is brought to you by the Number 1 (in Asia), the number 10 (in the A-League), and the letter K. 

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S03E8: There are no stupid questions…

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on November 26th, 2014

The elusive Turner returns for a stint on the podcast that David Villa would be proud of, and with everyone else showing up for once, the team was 6 strong. 6 is also the number of games we’ve played in the A-League without a win, but despite what’s happening up in Brisbane, the Wanderers fans seem to be giving King Popa all their support, which they express in this weeks apparently silly ATBFeedback. The question of the week segment is back also, and is answered by Ivan.
On the bright side, we’re unbeaten in 2, and we cover both the Mariners and Newcastle games, as well as the upcoming Sydney Derby which is a must win for so many reasons - namely the bragging rights that come with it. It could be a first loss for Sydney and a first win for us, or it could potentially see both teams at completely opposite ends of the ladder if things go Sydneys way. Hopefully it’s the former.
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S03E07: Min. Power

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on November 18th, 2014

Well, the Wanderers lost again this week - but given the team line up, is there anything really to worry about? The attitudes of the team and fans alike are positive, but some improvement has to be on the cards.
We found that the podcast needed some improving too, so we introduce Question of the Week on this show, and I give a long, detailed history of podcasting which I’m sure is going to be as much fun for you to listen to as I had telling it, and I didn't even insult anyone in the process. Well, I don’t think I did - I'll keep an eye on twitter though. There’s that, W-League, Youth League, Nikminnit and all the other stuff on this weeks episode of Around the Bloc.
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S03E06: The D

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on November 12th, 2014

The trilogy has ended and we are Alan-less this week, as well as Ivan-less and Turner-less, not to mention still win-less in the A-league and Santalab-less, because he is shoulder-less. We can't do much about missing podcasters or the need for surgery, but, like Seyi Adeleke, the Wanderers need to turn around and head in the right direction, and they can begin in Perth where they play the Glory this weekend.
One thing we are not missing this week is Speccy, who has returned from Riyadh to tell us a few tales of the road, and why he thinks Qatar should retain World Cup Hosting rights, and if you haven't already turned this off to log onto twitter and abuse him for it, thanks for staying tuned - this is Around The Bloc
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S03E05: Got It!!

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on November 5th, 2014

2014 AFC Champions League winners!

Special Guest Alan Mtashar returns to complete the trilogy as we discuss the Wanderers' historic victory in the AFC Champions League Final.

There's pride, tears, food, tangents and plenty of laughs. Pretty much everything you'd expect from another episode of Around The Bloc.
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