Fresh from Stu’s Stag Do in Barcelona, during which Stu saw arguably the finest forward line in football at the moment – Messi, Suarez, and Neymar – we got to thinking about some of the best partnerships we’ve seen in our time watching Wimbledon. From the glory days of sixth place in the Premier League, to starting all over again in the CCL, there have been many great pairings across the pitch, and we spend a good bit of time reminiscing over some legendary names.
Discussing the modern day, and there’s not a great deal to speak of, as we start to wind-down the campaign. George Jones joins the show to talk about the goalless draw at Fleetwood, whilst we also look ahead to a couple of interesting home games over the coming week. We also think about how League One is shaping up, and who we think will finish in the top and bottom places in the division.
Poleon Go, Two Word Tango, and Top 7 lists feature as usual as well, plus a few tidbits from our time in Barcelona. But without doubt, the main news this week is Nick’s choice of a new, number one WWE diva! Is it Naomi, Maryse, Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, or Peyton Royce? What about Lana? More importantly: who actually cares?
Only one thing to talk about this week, so let’s do it right. Tuesday night’s 2-0 victory over some team from Buckinghamshire – we checked the programme to remember the name of said team, but we couldn’t find it there either – was an awesome evening, so we’re going to revisit the evening as a whole. From the performance of the team, to the atmosphere in the stands, and the club’s handling of the media before and after, we look at all the details of what was an incredible, historic evening.
We do try to take a dispassionate look at the tactics of the game, but there’s a lot of emotion involved – and that clearly takes hold. Less so for the defeat to Northampton, however, which we do kind of have to talk about – if only for our visitors’ decision to change kits. However, podcast fans have no need to panic: all the usual nonsense is also involved this week. Two Word Tango, Poleon Go, and Top 7 lists accompany Stu’s nonsensical ramblings which, this week, lead to the best outtake ever! Although it’ll do well to replace ‘visually seeing’ things…
That said, it’s important to note how far our wonderful club has come in 15 years. As good as Tuesday night was, it will never make-up for what happened in 2002, but our continued success tells the world how things can be done the right way, and be in doubt, be done in the wider interests of football.
With our first-ever meeting with a certain business franchise coming up, Nick and Stu take the opportunity to look at some of the arrangements made for this most difficult of fixtures. We discuss the whys and wherefores of decisions made regarding ticketing and policing, and we try to explain why security has to be made so secure. We talk about what we expect the atmosphere to be like on the day, and how we, as a collective, can create a raucous atmosphere … without stepping over any lines.
There’s the draw at Bolton to reflect upon, with the help of George Jones, and the game against Northampton to look forward to as well – even though our record against them is far from noteworthy. There’s updates from our Academy sides, ladies team, and players out on loan at the moment, plus a look back at some historical moments from our recent history – even though we’re not exactly sure when or at what games certain moments actually took place.
But the highlights of this week’s show most certainly centre on Mr Stuart Deacons himself, who – aside from inviting the potential for legal action to be taken against our fine show – manages to talk Coleman-balls the like of which have never been heard before. It’s wonderful entertainment alongside Two Word Tango and Poleon Go – the regular features of our hostile and friendly podcast.
From Kingsmeadow to Scunthorpe, via Darlington, Bishop Auckland, Leyton Orient, Leatherhead, and, erm, Kingsmeadow again … the podcast team have been keeping an eye on many different stories around our wonderful football club, and some other ones as well. Most pertinently, George Jones has been following our Development and First-Team squads over the past few days, and he joins us to talk about his #wombleodyssey, with Nick and Stu joining in to discuss our upturn in fortunes on the pitch.
We’re also looking at what the future holds for Kingstonian, as they prepare to leave Kingsmeadow and take-up tenancy at Fetcham Grove. Despite what some fans might think, we’ve done a lot to help out our past landlords – but we need to be careful that the move doesn’t reflect badly on us. What can we do, what have already done, and what can Ks do to help themselves? We’ll also touch on the situation at Leyton Orient, as the spectre of another phoenix club looms worryingly over the capital.
A look at ticketing arrangements for MK, this week’s coming fixtures, Poleon Go, Top 7 lists, and Two Word Tango finish off this week’s episode. There’s wrestling news and some classic Stu quotes to ensure we maintain our remit to inform, educate, and entertain. Well, at least to … no, we’re not actually sure which of those three we achieve. At least we try.
Some fans are starting to panic: are we heading towards the relegation trapdoor? Patchy form and only two points from three games against teams around us suggests we might be looking over our shoulders for a little bit of time. Nick and Stu look at the bottom half of the table, and discuss who they think are going to fall into League Two. Do we have the squad depth to survive? Can we pick up enough points from a tough run-in? How many points will we need to stay up? We attempt to answer all these questions.
As well as that, we’ll review the Shrewsbury defeat at the draw at Gillingham, looking at questionable refereeing decisions, but more at poor defending, at set-pieces or otherwise. It’s not all negative though, as we bask in the glory of SCORING AWAY FROM HOME IN THE LEAGUE!!!! Lyle Taylor and two from Andy Barcham seemed to have lifted the curse … although we might quickly switch back to Barch and his, erm, defensive capabilities …
Other than that, it’s a great show for people that enjoy listening to Stu say ridiculous things. There’s loads this week: LOADS. We also have easily the greatest anagram clue EVER in Poleon Go; a fun Two-Word Tango; the most random Top 7 lists, and a serious debate about the future of our high street in the digital age. A really fun listen this week so check it out! And there’s also a little tip towards who might be Nick’s new favourite WWE female superstar … for the wrestling fans among you.