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614 - Pleading Patience

We're back this week to discuss the fallout of the Sydney Derby. It was a terrible result on the field but Stephen and Josh try to decipher what happened and what Gombau's message to the players may be. Instead of being completely angry, we try to rationalise the approach Gombau is trying to do with the players at his disposal. 

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Another Sydney derby, a new hope.

Revenge of the red and black? Who knows.

In weeks where the force hasn't been with us we ask the players 'may the force be with you'.

We hope that after the weekend we will see a W next to our name and then say "now that's a letter I have not seen in a long time".

We hope our players will have the Jedi skills to convince the referee's and VAR that "these are not the yellow cards and calls you're looking for".

This weekend it is do, or do not. There is no try.

 

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612 - State of the Game

*Special Episode*

There are many talking points at the forefront of Australian football and we take a look at the most pressing issues and our opinions on them. We look at the A-League TV deal, the FFA Congress, expansion, national 2nd division, marketing, attendances and more. 

This is Around the Bloc.

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611 - Quick Maffs

3 plus 5 is 8 from 6 games that's... undefeated.

Well, that's one way of looking at it. Another would be winless in five.

Gombau was in charge of his first game against the club he was rumoured to be coaching a couple of seasons ago and with a new manager change is apparent in playing style, personel and attitudes.

 

Surprise starters and scorer, testy temperaments and a referee who needed a video replay to correct his own mistake.

 

This is Around The Bloc.

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Another draw with plenty of frustrations, but there is something to excited about. The Gombau era begins and we discuss in ATB Feedback what we hope to see in this new exciting time for the club.

This is Around the Bloc.

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609 - Jet Lagged

Four rounds in, 6 points, undefeated. Are we happy with our position at the moment?

Also plenty of talk on the draw against the Jets a few days ago, how does our team cope without key players and flogging dead horses before a game on Melbourne Cup Eve against a winless Victory.

This is around the bloc.

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608 - What The Foxe

Two big games with many talking points, and we touch on all of them. We let the lead slip in the Sydney Derby and couldn't back up the mostly positive performance in the FFA Cup Semi Final.

All this and more on this week's Around the Bloc.

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After a solid performance in the opening round we figured that a team that got beaten 5-1 by their rivals would be a simple task. Wrong. This was a Mariners team looking to emerge out from under the waters.

 

The Hills/Liverpool team talk about the game, our top performers and preview the derby this Saturday.

 

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606 - Round One Reflection

First ever win in Round 1! We discuss the historic moment, giving praise where its due and investigate how it happened.

This is Around the Bloc.

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605 - Gone For Glory

Arguably our greatest recruitment of players, a solid 15 week pre-season with an FFA Cup semi-final to be played, all the makings of a strong start to an A-League season and then Sunday happened.

 

We discuss the shock news that Popa'd up on Sunday morning and also preview the other teams and our first game of the 17/18 season against Perth Glory.

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