An Arsenal Podcast full of banter, laughs, and silly games.
5.43: An Experimental Chat about the Toxicity in the Arsenal Fanbase with @LeeGunner82
This is a podcast we didn’t see coming, and its up to interpretation whether anything was accomplished. Recently unblocked by Lee, I’ve invited him on to hash out some differences on the State of the Arsenal Fanbase, how people with differing opinions communicate with each other, and see what happens from there. TGP believes in the power of communication over agenda, so off we went. To be fair to Lee, alot of people have made up their minds on him without ever hearing his “side” or what he considers himself to be all about. The goal of today was to ask him some tough questions and let him give his side. I’m not sure he covered himself in much glory with his answers but you can decide for yourself, its an interesting watch, that much could be said.
5.42: The Gooners Pod Leicester 3-1 Arsenal Review | Debate on Opinion Weaponizing in the Arsenal Fanbase
If you saw this game coming, we’d like to have a word with you. Arsenal have gone to King Power and put in a massive performance against a Leicester City squad who apparently have the best manager since Bertie Mee. Massive performances from Willian, Pepe, and other goofballs have the dream still alive for the Quadruple. We’ll review and put things in perspective with Eoin, Mike ,Tom Canton from @thegoonertalktv. and @colossalchig from Gooner Eagle Eye. We’ll also have a respectful debate about the recent hot topic of “freedom of expression” of opinions, whatever they may be, and how too often “Arsenal Twitter” spends more time weaponizing their opinions on fellow supporters than anything else. As our chat was “graced” by the presence of some lovely and friendly individuals at the hour mark, the very concept of the show (that Arsenal fans use their opinions to batter, not banter others) came to a real life outcome as people generally show their true colours in the end.
5.41: The Gooners Pod User Participation #LEIARS Post-Game Show | Willian D’Or | Arsenal 3-1 Leicester
Hey, we won! Mike opened up the airwaves to our users and was joined by Fredo, Rob Ford, Bulgarian Gooner Drago, and Sophie Nicolaou to celebrate an epic victory for the ages. Or, as we used to know it, beating a team we normally should beat!
5.40: The Gooners Pod Arsenal Benfica Pregame Lineup Chat | ft. Sophie Nicolaou @soccerdiva & Dan Potts @danarsenal87
Mike was joined prior to Arsenal v. Benfica (home game in Athens) by good mates @soccerdiva Sophie Nicolaou from the outstanding @highburysquad podcast, and @danarsenal87 Dan Potts from @The Same Old Arsenal to get the lineup, instant reaction, pregame chat and banter We got ourselves ready for the biggest game of the season thus far, but none of us knew exactly what was about to go down!
5.39: “Moral Shmoral” | Arsenal 0-1 City | ft. @itsjessinho & @RyRocastle7
How Many points do we get in the table for a moral victory? Mike begins the pod looking cultured AF, and quickly goes downhill from there, saved only by the outstanding guests Jessica Black (@itsjessinho) and the returning Ryan Rocastle (@RyRocastle7). We see who was/wasn’t surprised, impressed, or depressed with our performance in the 0-1 loss v Manchester City and talk about he likelihood of Hector Bellerin’s Arsenal career being longer then 3 more months (with a special compilation video you’ll not want to miss).
5.38: |Arsenal 1-1 Benfica | “F Rome” ft. Lee Judges
We drew 1-1 against Benfica in Rome, it wasn’t exciting. It wasn’t brilliant. But it wasn’t diabolical. The threesome of Mike, Eoin and Andy are reunited along with our bald friend Lee Judges to decide whether this was part of the process or something worth screaming about.