Archive for April 2014

S02E29: Clown Car

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.


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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?


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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

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

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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