Thursday, 25 August 2016

Progress With Unity Podcast #172: Forest review, QPR preview

TRUSTED SOURCES: PWU Sports Snooze to continue churning out more nonsensical transfer speculation, at least until the window closes. In the meantime, please bear with our feline caterwauling and blatant listenerbaitism.

UNTRUSTED SOURCES: This podcast may soon be renamed the V**** W**** Podcast.

SCHLOSSES: Sell great souvenir shortbread biscuits. Apologies if you aren't German and don't get the joke - console yourself in the fact it's so bad that German speakers won't either.

Hey, at least I didn't mention Heinz...


0:00 Intros hijacked by FAB
1:30 Forest review hijacked by Si's Off The Terrace report (3:00)
4:20 Listener Question of the Week: Yanic at wing back?
11:30 "We need to wake up" -- Caldwell, and Dan Burn feels the burn (13:00)
23:00 RefWatch: If we lose he's rubbish
24:00 PWU Sports Snooze transfer deadline ticker
30:00 Contradiction volleyball set 1: Stojkovic vs Kingson
33:00 A particularly nostalgic QPR preview
36:00 Contradictory predictions
42:00 Olympic report: 'table tennis was alreet'
46:00 Closing request from a sub

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Progress With Unity Podcast #171: Blackburn and Birmingham reviews, Forest preview

In any game of football, there are three possible outcomes: home win, away win, draw. In mathematical terms, this gives you a 1/3 chance of winning.

But mathematics is, of course, nonsense. If it were so reliable, we wouldn't need a stat man to correct its mistakes.

Cue Fantasy Football style chants of 'Statman! Statman!' from the gallery

However, the troublesome law of averages seems to have applied itself to Latics' first three games of the season, which have included one win, one loss and one draw.

As tribute, we now present a special edition of PWU Win, Lose or Draw! And heeeere's your host - Barry Slattery...


0:00 Wonderful World of Latics intros
0:40 WIN: Blackburn review with Si's Off The Terrace report (1:00)
5:00 The roasting of Dan Burn
11:00 The boasting of Shane Duffy
12:00 DRAW: Enthusiastic Birmingham review
14:00 RefWatch: the systematic dismantling of 'Grandpa' Simpson
20:00 McDonaldWatch with ketchup
23:00 Transfer Non-Bullbutter of the Week: the new dudes in profile
27:00 Burn your season tickets - Jordi is back!
31:00 Actual Transfer Bullbutter of the Week
36:00 LOSS? (Well, hopefully not.) Forest preview with Statman stats package
41:00 Attendance propaganda & beer donations
43:00 Fans Advisory Board Sep 2016 call for attendees 

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Progress With Unity Podcast #170: Bristol City and Oldham review, Blackburn and Birmingham preview

Did the season start yet? Did we lose on Saturday and get dumped out of the League Cup on Tuesday?

Did Will Grigg snatch the Golden Boot? Did Wigan Athletic effortlessly ride a flaming Segway through (almost) all terrified defences on their way to the league title?

Did they beat Preston 5-0 and Blackburn 8-0? Did that freshly-painted open top bus pass through Hindley and Higher Ince on its way to Believe Square?

No? Then wake me up when it all happens, and not a second later. Cheers!


0:00 Roll up for the fairground intros
1:00 Surprisingly chirpy Bristol City review with 2:00 Si's Off The Terrace report
10:00 Don't Luke Burke in Anger: the jump from academy to first team
17:30 Utter Bullbutter of the Week: Morsy to Scunny & settling the squad
21:50 The world's greatest fart?
24:30 Which Tics is Which? Oldham review
25:00 Under the Mick-roscope: do teams take the EFL Cup seriously?
31:00 Off The Terrace at Boundary Park with Si
34:00 Bamford to Wigan: truth or ball cocks?
"Some snotty nosed kid on Twitter trying to make a name for himself"
42:30 Great Graham Scott! It's the Blackburn preview
45:00 Ebullient Blackburn predictions sponsored by doughnuts and glucose drink
50:00 Season Ticket Blues Vol II: how many sold? A Barry rant
58:00 Brummingham preview and predictions package

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Progress With Unity Podcast #169: Bristol City preview, season preview

That's it, silly season's over. No more frivolous gossip and unnecessary gumph to pad out the whole hour we've been allocated by the powers that be. No more obsessing over the super-minutiae. No more watching BT Sport's Betfred Cup and wishing it actually counted for more than a hastily-scribbled beer IOU.

But fret not, dear reader, for there are only about 32 PWU episodes to endure before you can experience it all again! By that time, Wigan Athletic will have been promoted from the Championship, picking up both the League Cup and FA Cup along the way...⸮

0:00 Simmerin' intros
1:00 Fashionista Corner: best set of kits in the league?
2:00 Pre-season: you didn't miss anything
7:30 Fresh-faced freshmen: new signings
11:30 Welcoming Rob to the Ball and Chain Club
14:30 Transfer bullsh- er, gossip
21:20 Outgoings: Pearce, Grigg?
30:00 Season preview: Perkins, slow starts, spine of the team?
41:30 Yanic Under the Mick-roscope
45:00 Games we're most looking forward to
46:20 Bristol City preview with Refwatch Full Time Pro Special
50:00 Tales from the Shed End and token predictions
52:20 Si's Pre-Season Oddschecker
56:00 Season Ticket Blues