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.