Thursday, 26 February 2015

Someone roars, "Bobby Scores"! 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.


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.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Swindon get sCUPpered

Take a listen to this special show dedicated to the hammering given by Manchester Phoenix to some hapless pussycats on Thursday night's cup semi-final second leg.

What a game it was!  Swindon were all over the place and Lyle had the worst day at the office I have seen from him in a long, long time.

All of that coincided with the Phoenix suddenly finding a new gear.  A Gordie Howe hat-trick would win Joe Graham the Man of the Match award on most games but you cannot ignore the five thousand goals scored by Jams Archer.

The weeknight away support from Swindon was superb and gave arguably more than their idols deserved.

On this show, we are pleased to b joined by Joe Scutts (Scuttsy from Phoenix Live and from The Below Average Sportscast) as well as regulars Stuart Kilburn, Peter Bradbury, Dave Ireland, Jim Piper, Ian Willoughby and Alex Kunawicz.

We are also joined again by podcast newcomers Max and Connor.   Max is the ginger one, in case you wondered.

Brace yourself for an away game of revenge on Saturday. Let's hope that there is enough on the ice on Sunday to cause some upset too.

It almost seems like filler until that cup final though, doesn't it?

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Kicking Off

This week's episode is right here.

So, with just the one game to talk about this weekend, we did what came naturally: sniped about the Tigers; mocked the Archers sound effects; talked nonsense.

A pretty usual episode for us, really.

Have at it and we'll catch up on the Cup game show this week.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Herd on the Wire

That third Bison goal was about as welcome as a drunk in a midnight choir, in any event.

A night of turmoil in the EPL on Sunday but two points for Phoenix this weekend as they settle into having all but Luke Boothroyd back on the ice.

This is the run up to the Cup and the Playoffs campaign and it was a good team effort all around.  These 3 goal deficits in the first period have got to stop though, eh?

Take a listen right here.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Cup Special - Part One

As promised in this week's regular episode of the show, this is the look ahead a the Cup tie this week.

Peter Bradbury (Below Average Sports Podcast) is joined by our tame Wildcats, Joe Scutts and Ben Callaghan to pitch punditry and to weigh-up the odds.

Check out this show
right here.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Once More Unto The Breach

A three-point weekend for the Phoenix.  You can hear all about it right here.

A road trip with a turnaround that Bracknell did not see coming saw the first two points fall into Tony Hand's pocket.  It was the Phoenix who put the sting in the tail of that game and it was important for points like those not to be missed.

Then, on the Sunday, the Phoenix played host to the Flames and took it to the wire.  A single point was Manchester's but all present were treated to a belting game of hockey and a chest-swelling display of conviction by the boys.

With the Old Windmill in Coventry getting two beers all casked-up for the playoff weekend, you know it's going to be good.  What's more, the team from the best pub in Cov are going to be at the Dome on 1st March 2015 so make sure you make them as welcome as they make you on the jamboree weekend.