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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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S03E06: The D

The trilogy has ended and we are Alan-less this week, as well as Ivan-less and Turner-less, not to mention still win-less in the A-league and Santalab-less, because he is shoulder-less. We can’t do much about missing podcasters or the need for surgery, but, like Seyi Adeleke, the Wanderers need to turn around and head in the right direction, and they can begin in Perth where they play the Glory this weekend.

One thing we are not missing this week is Speccy, who has returned from Riyadh to tell us a few tales of the road, and why he thinks Qatar should retain World Cup Hosting rights, and if you haven’t already turned this off to log onto twitter and abuse him for it, thanks for staying tuned – this is Around The Bloc

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S02E09: Club in Crisis!!

It’s episode 9 this week, and that means we’re one third of the way through the season. The Wanderers played a pretty boring nil-all draw on the weekend, and as a result, just like the team we’re playing next week, we all lose our Kewell. Our resident Spanish Commentator makes his return, but with nothing to commentate on we turn our attention to squad rotation and whether or not it’s a good thing. Speaking of going around in circles, the rest of the podcast includes W-League, Youth League, an “International wrap up”, and more. This is Around the Bloc.

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