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618 – Wellington Frustrations

Stephen and Josh are back in the studio to discuss the Wanderers’ Round 16 draw with Wellington Phoenix. We try to uncover what went wrong and air our frustrations with the lack of youthful injection in the past week of games. We then look towards a tough match at home against Melbourne Victory.

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The Best and Worst of Wanderers vs Wellington Phoenix (Rd 16)

A-League Round 16 vs Wellington Phoenix – 13/01/2018 Westpac Stadium 1-1 Draw Welcome to the latest edition of The Best and Worst series. They are coming in thick and fast and this time we travel across the ditch to face what seems to be a resurgent Phoenix outfit. Don’t forget to this those share buttons, […]

617 – Undefeated (Calendar Year)

As far as our 2018 start goes, it’s much better than how our 2017 ended. Three games in, seven points the better and looking like a more well-oiled machine game by game, bar a few lapses.

Having played Brisbane and Adelaide in the space of four days (played on Friday and Wednesday), we now go to Wellington who had a win themselves in controversial ways against a 10-man Victory.

Will we see an even more well-oiled machine, or will we scrap it out in a tight game? Listen in and find out.

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S05E17: Piss Fartin’ Around

That winning feeling returned to the lives of the Wanderers players and fans in the unlikely setting of New Plymouth, despite the best efforts of the referee and linesman to do their business on our clean sheets.

We’re only one game away from the final derby of the regular season and we’ve got one hurdle to overcome in the Central Coast Mariners – but they’ll be looking for their 3rd win on the trot so we’ll be finding ways to show that kebabs > fish and chips.

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S05E16: Brissed Off

A late goal from Brett Holman sealed our fate as Brisbane scored yet another late winner, which led to plenty of discussion post-game about whether Tony Popovic still has a place at the club. Has he got the full support of the board? Or will he remain at WSW?
We then move onto the geography of New Zealand and work out where our next game is, and how to get there – then, with as much confidence as Popa had in stating that we’ll win this years Grand Final, we all decide that we’ll flog the Nix.

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S05E12: Drawckland

Another round, another draw for the Wandrawers. Some good goals, some bad mistakes, and a whole heap of barbecued meat were on the menu for yet another frustrating (and yet delicious) weekend of football for us westies.

In other news, the worst kept secret in the A-League – the signing of super villain, Vedran Janjetovic – became confirmed and he fired a few parting shots. Reactions were mixed but time will tell us whether he flops or fires for his new club.

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S05E11: 1+9=3-0

Some will say our maths is as bad as our goalkeeper, or as good as Victory’s main man up front.
That was the difference between a number 1 and a number 9 that led to our third loss of the season after 10 rounds.

With Brendan and Steve getting the treatment, a regular voice was made host and another Uruguayan was in Ivan’s place.

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S04E28: Thus Is The Bist Trup…

The talk of the Wanderers might have been Santalab, who was hungry for his two goals, but Wellington’s night life is disappointingly sans-kebabs leaving certain ATB members with a hunger of their own.

We preview the games being played during a weekend where the Wanderers can’t lose, and talk more about the Wellington away trip because it was awesome.

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S03E13: Catched

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

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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