Sunday, 22 November 2015

A Ghost of a Chance

Listen to this week's show right here.

It was another of those games that nobody thought that we should win. And, for a time, it looked like the predictions would be correct.

Nevertheless, you know how it ended. And what a great ending that was to a freezing cold night in the West Manchester Municipal Pool  

We also discuss the various rumours that have been doing the rounds, the Bees' statement and the like.

Don't forget to have a go at our Welsh phrase of the week!

See you in two weeks!

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Cats and Dogs

Have a listen right here. 

This week's show includes a little coverage of our game on the wrong side of the hills as well as the home game against those pesky blummin' Wildcats.

A lacklustre 2nd and 3rd from Phoenix in Sheffield led to defeat from what felt like it should have been victory.

Back at the West Manchester Municipal Pool, Wildcats lulled us into a false sense of security before pushing ahead on a lucky break and then clinching it in overtime.   And a belting game it was too.

A big crowd of Phoenix Faithful and Wildcats fans made for a great atmosphere at the Phoenix temporary home.

It was lovely to see Richard Bentham back on the ice for Phoenix too. He picked up MOM and with good reason (despite his silly penalty!)

Until next weekend!

Sunday, 8 November 2015

Four Points. And Breathe.

I type this as a happy Phoenix fan!  It has been a little while since I drove back from Deeside with a big grin on my face.

A win against Hull Pirates is perhaps not that unexpected but it was something of a trouncing of the Humberside villains.  A game not without its controversy but a thorough and convincing road win.

Many a Phoenix fan was of the view that the new plexi at Deeside would be the highlight of the evening and that the Tigers might just come in and throw body after body at it until they took the points. And to say that this was the Tigers complete with Weaver and Silverthorn?  What hope would we have?

I suppose this is where keeping the faith comes in.  It took a some doing but Phoenix could smell blood when the first goal went in and when the Tigers netminder fell for the same trick twice inside a minute, Phoenix made darned sure to make the most of it.

A good night at the office and what felt like a return to strong team plays.

Maynard was MOM for Tigers.

Aaltonen was MOM for Phoenix. It was between him, Gron and Fone.  Aaltonen deserved it on the basis of it being 3 periods of sharp plays.

A barn-stormer. Plain and simple.

Listen-up, right here.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Phoenix Faithful, Double Feature

Running late and sounding adequate, it's the Halloween edition of the OMPP!

This week, we have coverage from the away game in Basingstoke as well as the home game at the West Manchester Municipal Pool. 

We are missing a little bit of audio but I think we make up for it with some added bonuses. 

We have interviews with Tony Hand and Mark Thomas as well as this week's rather important Welsh lesson. 

Really, although it is a little late, this is still the best hour of hockey podcast you are going to hear this week. So get comfortable and hit play. 

Let's hope for a couple more points next weekend. 


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The Kitties Who Keep On Giving

A three-point weekend was certainly what the doctor ordered after last week left us all feeling a bit glum. Hear all the details right here.

Holding the Flames to the point was no small accomplishment and countering the newly-augmented Swindon Wildcats was a pleasure to watch. That Finucci lad is a bit nifty, eh?

We bring you coverage of both games this week and a little from Coach Tony Hand after that away journey.

Mark catches-up with Gareth O'Flaherty after the buzzer on the Sunday night too.

Do enjoy and be nice to Mark and Co as they go it alone next week!

Also, many apologies to the entire of Wales for the worst bit of Welsh ever on a podcast in this week's episode.

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Three Games; Two Hours; One Point

Not quite the episode title that I wanted to go with but it's a reasonable summary.

Get started on this episode right here. You might want to take this in 45 minute bursts!

It was not the finest week in the history of our fine Club but we must assume that various lessons have been learned from the week that was.

This episode brings you coverage of all three games.

Jim Piper and Rob Kearns ("MK Rob") get you up-to-speed in a really very fair bit of road-game coverage.

Then, back to Deeside for the Saturday game against Peterborough Phantoms. They are the form side at present and are showing promise for the season. But can it last?

We stay in everyone's favourite shed in "West Manchester" for the Sunday game against Hull Pirates.  Many felt that we should have walked it but, clearly, nobody sent that memo to Mr Baston who put in an awesome performance between the pipes for the Chocolimes. Have you seen the video of that third period where one of our former contributors has edited together all of Baston's saves?  If not, you should go and check it out.

This week's Welsh is one of those terms that you will have read in Wales and wondered how to pronounce it. We're here to help.

Thanks to the usual team plus Peter Bradbury, Joe Scutts, Rob Kearns, Luke Boothroyd and James Archer.

Monday, 5 October 2015

My Droogies, We Deserved A Point.

Of course, we picked-up two points on the Saturday against the RED Hockey stablemates in Bracknell but, as James Neil says this week, it would have been nice to have a point from the home clash against the Bison. It wasn't a thriller of a game, it must be said. Both sides looked exhausted from their Saturday night clashes.

There were individuals with exceptional fitness on each side who were driving the show and neither team let their heads go down and the result was probably about right, if it had to be done in regulation. But it would have been nice.

Anyway, that's enough of that. In this week's show, we enjoy a little autumn sunshine outside the rink at the start of the show and we are all treated to the unfortunate notion of Jim Piper's holiday-wear.

We continue our guide to speaking the language of my fathers, Welsh. This week, we learn how to ask, "What?". Very useful. And it sounds a bit like a German trying dialogue from A Clockwork Orange. See, that explains the episode title.

Now it's time to test a theory. I don't think that anybody reads this. If you have read this, post this to Twitter (without tagging @pnxpodcast): I read the secret message. #DontTellTheBudgie If I get more than 5, I'll...erm... well, I don't know what I will do. Something though. Probably.

 Have a listen to this week's show, right here.