So the bearded one amongst us (George) has become a father again! And it ironically came to be on the night that we were meeting up again to resume the battle and the commencement of the fourth set!
There have been some complications and George has really got his hands full right now so we are going to delay the start of this seasons podcasts for the time being.
My guess is it probably will not be before the turn of the year before we get going again and the two Italians like that time of the year too as there are plenty of good games to watch on TV in midweek at that time of the season. Gino blew up his TV set and refuses to buy a new one and instead bought himself a digital radio so he has no way of watching any games at all right now. For him, it must be like the 1985-86 season all over again when there was the fallout between the football authorities of the time and the TV companies and no football was shown anywhere until the new year (sounds a long time ago now!)
So perhaps not being able to see anything could cause him a hindrance when it comes to the quiz but then again an alert ear might make even more aware of what is going on rather than relying on visual - we will wait and see.
So although there are no podcasts going on for a while, this web site is about to launch a weekly quiz for anybody to play along with and details will be available really soon on the new look home page which you will see shortly. With the new quiz, there will be video as well as audio so it should be a lot of fun.
Are Benfica cursed for another 50 years? Is Gino feeling cursed too when it comes to participating in our quiz? We are well into the third set and there are big developments during this set on this podcast. Also - Fergie, Beckham, Mancini, Terry, Poyet and Watford all have been in the news in what is supposed to be a time of the season when everything is beginning to end and conclusions are made.
Suarez - Mourinho - Klopp - just some of the subjects covered in one capacity in Podcast 9. The conclusion of the second set of the quiz and question marks over one of the players!
So we have reached the middle of April and granted - we have not been able to produce as many podcasts as we had done last year. I could blame this on all kinds of made up crap. The truth is though, that there were a few screw-ups and George has also not been available as freely as he was a year ago making it a little tougher to achieve.
Having said that, we have still managed to keep it going but we are now already drawing towards the end of another season. It only seems like a few short weeks ago when it was dark at 4 and now here we are again watching live games on a Tuesday evening with daylight still outside - ah - the spring (just a real shame about the crappy weather this year).
I may not have explained it too well at the beginning of this podcast but if you are wondering what is going on - it is just me imagining what it was like in Wembley Stadium last Saturday afternoon! Below the audio player you will see a list of the possible questions and answers that you will hear in the first round of this podcast and all becomes a lot clearer as you listen to the recording. (Note - yes the crow impression is Gino!)
Yes - it is true that I have not been writing as many articles and adding them to this site as I have been in the past. However, the podcasts are still coming every week or two and I will update the home page whenever another podcast is coming soon.
I do have some new material to stick up on the YouTube channel and also add here - I just have to find the time to do it.
I have said it once before and I will say it again right now - just by looking at this site statistics, I am aware that we do get many visitors coming to this site each day and particularly the podcasts page. It would be just nice to hear some feedback from a few more of you!
The quiz panels for the second round of this weeks podcast are below the audio player for you to click on, magnify and perhaps even play along with against the two Italian mad men!
Below the audio player I have added the answers to the two questions in the first round of this weeks quiz. Although it might be slightly confusing, there are really only two questions but both have many questions within each. For example, in the first one the question is who knocked who out of this seasons League Cup. The options of possible answers are displayed below and the boys picked up random cards with different teams named on them for which they correspond their answer with. George got QPR for example to begin with so from the list seen below he had to select his answer as to which team knocked them out. Hope that helps explain it a bit better!!
So there you go - just correcting the numerical cock-up from last time by making this 5b to put us back right with the numbers. Yes, its the fifth podcast for 2013 and the quiz is setting out with its second set. I am also going to take this opportunity right here in text to say and confess up to the fact that I am not editing some of the material as much as I used to. Therefore, be forewarned there is some strong language used by our two quiz competitors which you will hear.
The first minute or so of this podcast might make you think what the hell I am listening to! But all is revealed for this opening very swiftly afterwards.
Below are the quiz sheets used in the second round of the quiz in this weeks podcast. Just click on them to blow them up to a much larger and readable version.