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S2 E29 - Dele delivers draw

PLOT: The Podders discuss the woeful Watford result as Dele delivers a late equaliser.  There's a full spectrum of positivity across the podders this week, but none of them saw today as much of an improvement on our recent form.  The team scrutinise Poch's questionable tactics and look at all the contentious decisions and incidents in the game.

CREW: Franco (London - South stand ST Holder) hosts and is joined by Mr #LEVYOUT Leon Isaacs (London), 'The Podfather' Benny Heidelbach (Denmark) and The Caller (Up North) gatecrashes after a few glasses of rouge.

PRODUCTION: Produced, Recorded and Edited by Franco.  Cover design by Franco 

S2 E28 - Let’s Take an Etienne Capoop on Watford! [Match Preview]

Americas crew Aviva Summers (Atlanta Spurs), Dave Bolton (Boston Spurs) and Brendan McGerty (Brazil Spurs) take a granular look at the Watford game. Enjoy!  

S2 E27 - Pray for MoPo [Midweek Show with Gary Stevens]

PLOT: Gary Stevens (‘84 UEFA Cup champ at Spurs); Simon J Burrows (ST holder, London); join intrepid host Vladimir Nikogda Ne Krassny (Eastern Russia Spurs); with producer Mr. Jolly (Sydney OzSpurs) to review the current situation at Spurs. They mull over the following questions: (1) Is the “lost dressing room” a real issue? (2) What can Levy and Poch do in January? (3) Is Levy doing a good job? (4) Is Poch in trouble if we lose to Watford? And, what does the future hold for him if things don’t end well this term? (5) What would it take for him to be let go before the end of the season? And is he the man to lead us through these turbulent times? 

They also open the show by reviewing some Cheese Head FB submitted headlines where Vlad calls out the Harlow Globetrotter for submitting a film title rather than a headline among other guffaws and a few bouquets.  

CAST: 

Gary Stevens: Defender and midfielder for Tottenham (1983-1990); UEFA Cup Winner (1984) and FA Cup finalist (87); scored in a FA Cup final for Brighton against Man Utd (1983), when that was still the greatest show on earth. Also known as “Grease” on account of massive late 70’s style hair back in the day, and because he was at one point the “toy-boy” lover of Olivia Newton-John. 

Simon J Burrows:  Indefatigable ST holder extraordinaire from London, Spurs superfan since the early 1980’s, The Cheese Room’s own social media manager and video editor.  

Vladimir Nikogda Ne Krassny: Eastern Russia Spurs doyen, The Cheese Room’s eastern European marketing expert and sworn enemy of Americas pod pastor, Father Nick Kersten.   

 

PRODUCTION: The pod was produced by Mr. Jolly (and Paul Fellowes - OzSpurs); edited by Mr. Jolly; with cover design by Mr. Jolly and Luke Harper of TottenhamOzSpur.com 

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S2 E26 - Debate Pod

PLOT: We've had a week of no football but endless negative stories in the press. The Podders have taken stock of it all and give their thoughts on Poch's future and whether he is likely to turn it around. Lots of listeners questions are answered which cover players, signings, finances and more.
 
CREW: Franco hosts and is joined by the Harlow Globetrotter (Vienna), the Caller (Up north) and Leon Isaacs (Deepest darkest South London)
 
PRODUCTION: Produced, Recorded and Edited by Franco. Cover Design by Franco

S2 E25 - Just enough gloom

PLOT: After 3 fairly terrible defeats the podders try to remain upbeat.  They try and look for positives as they discuss what went wrong against Brighton, whether Poch has lost the dressing room and whether fans are right to be calling for #POCHOUT.  This is just what being a Spurs fan is all about surely?!!

CAST: Franco (London) hosts and is joined by The Harlow Globetrotter (Vienna) and Aviva Summers (Boston)

PRODUCTION: Produced and Edited by Franco.

S2 E24 - Brighter Days at Brighton?

PLOT & CREW: After a completely uneventful week... NOT... the Preview pod out of "the Americas" is back with an all Boston based crew. Dave Bolton (Boston Spurs, 90's ST holder, journo & grammarian); Beni Summers (Boston Spurs, rabbi in training, 4th gen Spurs fan) join host Aviva Summers (Atlanta Spurs social media officer; 4th gen Spurs fan) in looking ahead to Brighton this weekend. They ponder whether Brighton could pull off their first win against us since Spurs legend Gary Stevens (of the midweek Cheese Room pod) was playing for Brighton in April 1983.
Also, Aviva can't say Knockheart properly, Dave kvetches about smooth skinned Harry Winks (and says some mean stuff about him, Serge Aurier and Dele), while Beni suggests a return of the prodigal (lol) Harry Redknapp if we end up needing an interim manager. Double lolz!
 
PRODUCTION: The show was produced and edited by Aviva, with cover design by Aviva and Franco. 

S2 E23 - Schnell Schnell Kartoffelkopf

PLOT: Paul, HG and the Caller, who was at the game, discuss the reasons behind Tuesday's hammering -  is it the players, the formation, including the much maligned diamond, or the manager? They then talk about how we can move forward. COYS!

NB: The title of today’s episode is a reference to this incredible scene from The Blackadder with Rowan Atkinson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JEUChn0Jq8

CREW: Host Paul Fellowes (OzSpurs Nat Executive, 80’s-90’s season ticket holder); is joined by “the Harlow Globetrotter”, Lloyd Stiles (Vienna, 90’s ST holder); and “The Caller”, Owen Culshaw (opinion merchant and known rabble rouser from up Norf). 

PRODUCTION: The pod was produced and edited by Paul Fellowes; with cover design by Mr. Jolly. 

 

S2 E22 - Saints and Sinners

PLOT: The Podders reflect over the hard fought victory against Southampton.  A good win against the Saints which was not helped by the Sinners - Aurier and Lloris.  Serge's temperament is questioned and who will play in his absence was discussed (with a surprise nomination from Benny).  Many fans don't want Eriksen anywhere near the team at the minute and the Dane's contribution is examined.  The podders also talk about Poch's vagueness and the recent behind the scenes issues.  Finally the upcoming match against Bayern Munich is previewed.

CAST: Franco (London, ST Holder) hosts and is joined by the Harlow Globetrotter (Vienna) and Benny Heidelbach (Denmark)

PRODUCTION: Produced, Recorded and Edited by Franco.  Cover Design by Franco

S2 E21 - Life of Tottenham [The Midweek show with Gary Stevens]

PLOT: 

While pessimistic fans froth at the mouth and cry "apart from finishing in the top 4 four times in a row; finally topping the Goons after 23 years, doing the Chavs at the Bridge after 28 years, beating top teams in Europe regularly like Real Madrid, Dortmund, Man City and Ajax and then making the CL final.. What did Pochettino ever do for us?", Gary, Paul and Mr. Jolly talk some sense, placing the loss to Colchester in historical and current situational context. Of course, they still ruminate over “what went wrong?” in the game itself, discuss how we are going to move forward, and wonder who is going to lead us on that march, as we try to avoid the gallows of a possible return to mediocrity and burgeoning fan furore. Gary also shares some fascinating stories of his involvement in cup upsets back in the day. Hope you enjoy it!   

 

CAST: 

Gary Stevens: Defender and midfielder for Tottenham (1983-1990); UEFA Cup Winner (1984) and FA Cup finalist (87); scored in a FA Cup final for Brighton against Man Utd (1983), when that was still the greatest show on earth. Also known as “Grease” on account of massive late 70’s style hair back in the day, and because he was at one point the “toy-boy” lover of Olivia Newton-John. 

Mr. Jolly: Founder of the Cheese Room; mad Aussie based Spurs fan since 1981 (Glenn Hoddle is God); known for jumping in Sydney Harbour and various fountains around Sydney during our run to the CL final including in this stunning Ajax game docu / reaction video https://bit.ly/2m3Zxl1; world exclusive revealer of the 2019-20 Spurs away kit in a YouTube Video https://bit.ly/30aOcOS.

Paul Fellowes: 80’s and 90’s season ticket holder, and now long time member of OzSpurs, Paul is based on the central coast of New South Wales, but is well known in Sydney among other haunts.      

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PRODUCTION: 

The pod was produced by Mr. Jolly and Paul Fellowes; edited by Paul; with cover design by Mr. Jolly and mememeister Mattew Hookey. 

 

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S2 E20 - VAR can Fox(es) off!

PLOT: Another disappointing defeat means we are still yet to win away for 8 months.  The crew look at all aspects of the teams performance, that amazing goal from Kane and the major talking points including a massive VAR decision.

CREW: Franco (London) hosts and is joined by The Harlow Globetrotter (Vienna) and Mr Simon J Burrows (South coast)

PRODUCTION: Produced, Recorded and Edited by Franco.  Cover design by Franco