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S03E18: A New Hope

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on February 25th, 2015

A massive show this week - Alan Mtashar guest hosts as we hope to see the Champions Strike Back and we see the Return of the Derby, We review the loss against Adelaide, where it was Hoth as hell, and Chewie the fat about what went right and what went wrong, as the Wanderers endor one of their darthest periods. Finally, we take a luke at your ATBFeedback, leia’m all out on the table and saber some of the best responses.
May the force be with you - because it certainly isn’t with your football team. This is Around the Bloc.
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S03E17: Premature Celebration

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on February 18th, 2015

Normally scoring should make you happy, but after we came... to Newcastle with high expectations, we left disappointed after a major anti-climax. It was a case of no glove, no love, as an equalising penalty was slotted past Covic and instead of a W, we ended up with a D.

There’s heaps of feedback from the listeners this week, Nick explains how he manages to actually research for the podcast whilst still being a superstar drummer in La Banda, and we realise that even clubs in absolute turmoil can still do social media better than those who aren't

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S03E16: $pring Water

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on February 10th, 2015

Despite winning at the foot of the mountains, we’re still at the foot of the table, and although our expansive midfield kept us happy, the expensive water didn’t. We won our first game of the season and quite frankly - its about time. We head up to Newcastle this weekend, and hopefully head up the ladder as well.

In ‪#‎ATBFeedback‬, we discuss the missing and weakest links in the squad, as well as in the communications from the club, where important information is still being leaked to fans over social media, rather than by more formal communication.

Brought to you on time, and with an email notification, this is Around the Bloc

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S03E15: At Least We’re Not the Jets

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on February 3rd, 2015

When the biggest and most positive talking point of the game is the players goal celebration after a fluke of a goal, you know you haven’t played a very good game of football, and that's exactly what happened on the weekend. It wasn't fun to watch, but we tried to at least have a bit of fun talking about it.
The transfer window affects both the team and the podcast, with Speccy on loan to the Yacht Club and Nick and Ivan keeping quiet on their futures, Turner becomes the returner and makes a cameo, soon-to-be-guest-starring role, and ATB has a new sponsor which is food related, so most of our listeners (and podcasters) will probably be more excited about that than the show itself.
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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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