Sunday, 22 March 2015

Scholes, Bees and Burlin!

What you'll hear here is the interview with Wayne Scholes from before Thursday night's big game in Telford.  Three big announcements to come, eh?

Then, you will hear Peter Bradbury standing in for Ben at the last Saturday game of the regular season as the Phoenix dismantled the Bees.  Thanks to Steve Merry for talking to us, despite the despair being inflicted upon him by none other than Johan Burlin (Phoenix MOM).

Whilst listening to the show, why not visit our Podcast Live shop and make sure that you are wearing the best t-shirts, hat and even pants (yes, actual pants) of anyone in Coventry.  You can find the store right here and you should order fast to avoid disappointment.

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Monday, 16 March 2015

The Bee-Team

Just as the news breaks about Wayne Scholes' injection of cash into the Bees, we come up against them in a late season series starting this weekend.

It was a rollercoaster of a game where, at times, Phoenix looked like they were going to throw it away but, in the end, a sudden surge of power and an ill-disciplined performance by some of the Bees number meant that Phoenix returned to winning ways at home.

It's a grim time at present. Boots and Psurny both out. Joe Graham put out on Saturday. It's wing and a prayer time.

That's what will make Thursday night's glorious victory following a comeback from a two goal deficit all that more amazing though, right?

Fidem very much serva, as they say 'round our way.

Take a listen here.  Sorry about the wind noises too.  I have misplaced my furry bit.  I will obtain a new furry bit when I find one and some money at the same time.  Podcasting is an expensive business.

For those who were asking, there is Podcast Live 2015 news coming soon.  Just as soon as I write any part of it, obtain some tunes, sort some features, perform system checks for a bit of new tech we might be playing with during the shows and sample the new beer from Sperrin.  Then and only then will there be podcast.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Two Behind, Too Behind?

It's the first leg of the historic Cup Final between the Manchester Phoenix and those Tigers.

In a busy hockey week, there's lots to talk about off the ice as well as on it.  And lots not to talk about too.  Very confusing times.

This was recorded before the Bees Bombshell (and any more that drop in the next week or so) but there's no shortage of rumours and chat.

Anyway, you don't want to spend your time reading this. You should, instead, listen to this.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Pointless Episode (repost)

The weekend may not have been quite what we were hoping for on ice but we had a laugh in the car park, at least!

A mixed bag of triumphs (Boots coming back and whispers of Watkins returning) and disasters (running out of change for the coffee machine) this weekend but no such tribulations for the Tigers.

We congratulate the Tigers for finally formalising their EPL League win and look back at the road taken.

Then we watch Phoenix get a bit of a bloody nose from the Phantoms on home ice.

Then we see Johan Burlin getting the MoM award.  Then we see him looking cross at Jim.  There's no pleasing some people!

Apologies for the repost of this.  If you have already heard it, great.  If not, this is to help iTunes pick the episode up. Thanks. BK

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Pointless Episode

The weekend may not have been quite what we were hoping for on ice but we had a laugh in the car park, at least!

A mixed bag of triumphs (Boots coming back and whispers of Watkins returning) and disasters (running out of change for the coffee machine) this weekend but no such tribulations for the Tigers.

We congratulate the Tigers for finally formalising their EPL League win and look back at the road taken.

Then we watch Phoenix get a bit of a bloody nose from the Phantoms on home ice.

Then we see Johan Burlin getting the MoM award.  Then we see him looking cross at Jim.  There's no pleasing some people!


Thursday, 26 February 2015

Someone roars, "Bobby Scores"!

...at the good old hockey game.

Sorry for the later than advertised episode.  Family crisis took me to the other end of the country.  Back now and ready to put this week's episode into your ears.

After an inconsequential trip to the Brave Tigers on Saturday (clearly, the lads were saving themselves for the Cup victory), the Flames came to town to provide a little cannon fodder for the Phoenix.

Bobby Chamberlain picked up man of the match and I picked up a few new swear words as people gave their considered critique of the officiating standard.  I will say nothing.

Enjoy.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Hair'em Scare'em

Ben was trapped under paperwork and important lawyer stuff this Sunday and so it fell to Stuart Kilburn to take the reigns on what proved to be a breathtaking bit of league action at the Altrincham Ice Dome.

MK coming to town usually means that it's going to be a good game but the excitement generated at the rink for this one was quite unusual.

The confidence-boosting scores are continuing for the Phoenix and when a certain MK import decided  to misbehave, it was hairdresser Jacob Corson-Heron who put him quite squarely in his place - which turned out to be on his backside whilst being ribbed by a very amused Phoenix Faithful.

Joking aside, MK got rough on this visit (as the gamesheet shows) but the new "spicy" Phoenix is determined to let all comers know that you will not get to push them around on home ice.