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S03E22: You’re Coming Down With Us

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on March 24th, 2015

Another week, another winless run of games, another lot of injuries, and another journo getting his facts wrong. Not much has changed in Wanderland since our last show, although when we say we want to see the youth, Popa listens. This coming week though, we stray further from home than Ante Covic with trips to Brisbane and Perth, and with not much to play for, we can only hope to ruin their seasons instead.
In other news, Turner talks transfers, we all talk DIY, and ATB starts posting pictures of food, trees and our freshly painted toenails on our brand new instagram account.
All this and more on this episode of Around the Bloc
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S03E21: Unhappy Meal

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on March 18th, 2015

Well, you win some, you lose… most - We beat one Melbourne team and then, despite actually playing reasonably well, lost against the other one. We saw glimpses of the kind of play that can win games in style, but it could be too little too late for this season.
In positive news, the youth and fringe players got a run and they all did us proud. Our ATBFeedback responses echoed our calls for these guys to be used more and more, and we may just see that as we take on FC Seoul in South Korea this week, where we may have more of a chance at getting 3 points than you might think. 
This is Around the McBloc
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S03E20: For Nato

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on March 11th, 2015

Each week, we talk about our chances against our opposition, and each week this year, bar one or two, we've been let down. ATBFeedback this week asks the question - should we use the rest of this season to roll the dice with our youth players, rather than tire our first team out even more? We've got 2 games in 3 days so is now as good a time as any to take the pressure off our increasingly fatigued seniors?
We also talk about our recent losses against Brisbane and Guangzhou, but unlike our controversy-laden Champions League game, we go far more than 17 minutes overtime.
This is Around the Bloc.
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S03E19: Admit None

Posted in Uncategorized by aroundthebloc on March 3rd, 2015

It was a bittersweet week for us Wanderers fans. First we scored three and won, then we scored another three and lost. Then we had chorizo, then we had the ACL ticketing fiasco - it's been a hell of a roller coaster. On another note, with Bulut firing, the immediate future is looking slightly more positive, but what about the long term?
We discuss this at length and so much more on this episode of Around the Bloc
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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

This is Around The Bloc.

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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.
This is Around the Bloc.
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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.
This is Around the Bloc.
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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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