Sunday, 23 November 2014

Tepid Tempest

A tiring weekend is guaranteed when you face the Flames at the Spectrum and then the Lightning at the Dome.

As much as the controversial goings-on down in Guildford were disappointing for the Faithful, the home win with both sides running on near empty was an odd experience.  Lots of moments where either side might have erupted on any other night but, on this occasion, both sides looked as though they needed the time to tick and the result to get posted.  So, running to a penalty shootout is hardly what either side wanted.

All of that with Stephen Fone getting injured and with an absent Walker and Neil, everyone will be needing their sleep after this one.

We'll admit, this is not the episode we'll be submitting to the Sonys (or RAAs as they are now) but bear with us.

And anyway, this show is the first time we have Bobby Chamberlain on with us!  Enjoy and listen right here.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Comin' atcha!

It's time for a double-whammy episode!

With Solway Sharks visiting the Ice Dome on Saturday and Guildford Flames making the journey up on the Sunday, it was quite the busy weekend for the Phoenix Faithful.

Stuart Kilburn takes to the microphone on Saturday and has a great post-game chat with a man we all love.

Sunday was Ben's turn to chirp in your ears.  And so he did.

Sunday's game was also the first of the Groupon nights of the season.  It was packed and the crowd was treated to a crazily intense game.  And 90s one-hit-wonders Cleopatra were in the house. And probably comin' at ya!  So, that's a thing.

Have a listen right here.

"We love Manchester Phoenix and the Phoenix Podcast is the best thing that was ever made to go into ears." - (never actually said by) Cleopatra!

Monday, 10 November 2014

Can't Take All The Credit...

Have a listen right here.

This week sees the return of Ben to the show.  Rumours of his death had been greatly exaggerated.  Mainly by him.

Far more importantly, this week saw an epic bounce in the right direction for Phoenix with a trouncing of the Bison at the Ice Dome.  It may not have looked like it would turn out the way it did but this could be big for the Phoenix fortunes.

High spirits were slightly interrupted this week by Bara Brith-gate.  More on that to come, I'm sure.  Stuart Kilburn; when you think you can trust someone, eh?

Things were also a little tragic down in Bracknell but we are not going to talk about it.  That was before the turning-point.

Thanks to all of you who tweeted in this week and to those who were so kind at the rink.

Ben

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Phantoms/Halloween Pun Here

Listen to this week's show here.

The rocky road that is the start of this season continues this week with a cracking game against Telford just gone but a not-so-great game against the Peterborough Phantoms four days later.

Stuart catches-up with Jacob Corson-Heron and Jared Dickinson to talk about the road ahead as well as the road travelled.