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Summer ‘19 Ep #7: When Franco Met Leon (a ‘Levy Out’ fellow)

PLOT: Franco has decided to give the much misunderstood Leon Isaacs the chance to explain his dislike of Levy and also talk about his current feelings towards the clubs squad and transfer activity. Leon posts regularly on the Facebook group Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur and is a polarizing figure. Some love him, some hate him, but none can question his devotion to the 'Levy out' cause. Have a listen as they discuss Levy's lack of ambition, how rubbish Eric Dier is, the lack of quality players on the bench and our lack of trophies under ENIC.

CREW: Franco (London) interviews GGTH legend Leon Isaacs (London)

PRODUCTION: Recorded and Edited by Franco, Cover art by Franco.

Summer ‘19 Ep #6 The Caller takes over!

PLOT: Caution has been thrown to the wind, The Caller has been given the reins after constant nagging and given the responsibility to discuss current transfer activity. The gang discuss all of the recent links and answer a few questions sent in by Cheeseheads!
CAST: Owen 'The Caller' Culshaw (Birmingham) is joined by Franco (London) and Aviva Summer (Atlanta/Boston)
PRODUCTION: Produced, Recorded and Edited by The Caller, Artwork by Mr Matthew Hookey.s

Summer ‘19 Ep #5 Ndombele Signs!!!!!

PLOT: WE'VE SIGNED SOMEONE!!!!!  SOMEONE GOOD TOO!!!!!  That's all you need to know really, the Podders come to terms with feelings long forgotten as they discuss the signing of Ndombele, what this will mean for the team, competition for places and the LEVY OUT brigade.

CAST: Franco (London) is joined by the Harlow Globetrotter (Vienna) and Aviva Summers (USA)

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

Summer ‘19 EP #4: Jack Clarke Transfer with Michael from The Square Ball

PLOT: Franco is bored out of his mind and getting frustrated that we’re yet to sign any of the 73 players we’ve been linked with so far this summer. Because of this, he’s gone and jumped the gun and decided to speak to a Leeds fan about what we can expect IF we sign young Jack Clarke (We’re 1/10 at the bookies FFS!!!). Franco talks to Michael Normanton from The Square Ball Fanzine (and Podcast) which has been in circulation since 1989! He talks about the sort of player Jack is, his best performances this season and whether he’s likely to be a success at Spurs. They then have a quick chat about the effect that Pochettino’s mentor and best buddy Bielsa has had at the Club and the similarities between the two top managers.

*Disclaimer. The Cheese Room Podcast accepts no liability for any emotional damage that may occur if we do not sign this player

Cast: Franco (London) is joined by Michael Normanton (Leeds) from The Square Ball Fanzine

PRODUCTION: The show was produced, recorded and edited by Franco; cover design by Mr Matthew Hookey and Mr Jolly of Sydney OzSpurs.

Summer 2019 Ep #3 Stadium Review

Summer 2019 Ep#3 The Stadium Review Pod
PLOT: Now that the dust has settled after another incredible season, the Cheese Room podders have decided to collect their thoughts regarding the new WHL. In this stadium review, our regular match attendees go deep and discuss every aspect of the match day experience at the new ground. The boys praise the design and aesthetics before talking about the important stuff, the food & drink and the atmosphere!! The Caller also gives us an in depth report on his favorite food choices and a special report on the new toilets, Simon gives us his tips on getting a beer at half time and Franco expresses his delight that the atmosphere in the wall is as good as he could have hoped for!
CREW: Franco hosts and is joined by fellow season ticket holder Mr Simon J Burrows, regular match goer and concourse reveller Owen ‘the caller’ Culshaw joins them from his man cave somewhere up north
PRODUCTION: Produced, Recorded and Edited by Franco. Cover design by Franco

Summer ‘19 EP #2: Fixtures; transfer rumours; Marcus Edwards & Youth

PLOT: With Mr Jolly is still recovering from his escapades in Madrid, Franco again leads the Cheese Room Podders as they discuss next seasons Fixture list.  They explore the relative difficulty of the opening and closing fixtures, as well as looking at the fixtures around the Champions league ties and how this is likely to affect our European run.

The crew also look at current transfer rumours and consider what opportunities will be available to Marcus Edwards and other youth next season.

CREW: Franco (long time ST holder / away fan) in London is joined by Aviva Summers, social media manager of Atlanta Spurs; head analyst, “The Harlow Globetrotter”, Lloyd from Vienna; and the indefatigable season ticket holder, Simon J. Burrows from the London.

PRODUCTION: The show was produced, recorded and edited by Franco; cover design by Mr Hookey, from a Mr. Jolly concept.







Summer ‘19 EP #1: Wheeler Dealers - Defenders; Lo Celso; Draxler; Rose

Plot: Host and transfer target specialist The General” Franco Parker (ST holder), just back from his holiday in Spain, and the Champions League final, gets straight into discussing potential transfer targets. Hopeful speculation and lots of opinions on who should come in and go out here, on this second installment of our summer transfer pods. The team discuss who could replace Trippier or Aurier (depending on who you’d like to see the back of most), as well as looking at potential home grown CB replacements for Toby if he does actually leave this summer. Additionally, current rumours from this week, including Lo Celso, Draxler and yet another Danny Rose interview are scrutinised.

Crew: Franco is joined by a multinational, and multilingual crew of podders made up of Aviva Summers, social media manager of Atlanta Spurs (4th generation Spurs supporter whose great grandad went to the Lane in the 1910’s / 20’s); “the Harlow Globetrotter” Lloyd Stiles from Vienna (ex-commentator and head analyst in the Cheese Room); and the lovable serial pest and opinion merchant, a.k.a “the Caller”, Owen Culshaw from ‘up north’.

PRODUCTION: The show was produced, recorded and edited by Franco; cover art and design by Mr. Jolly. 

The pod contains samples from Ja_passat_el_temps by the Silvia Tomas Trio which is licensed under CC BY 3.0







Ep #59: Champs League Final (Part 2): In Depth Review

PLOT: In this final episode of season 1 of the Cheese Room Podcast, the Trans Atlantic / European crew give their views on the final in Madrid, including how and why we came up short. They argue about the Moura-Kane selection issues; discuss the penalty and who was at fault; discuss which players if any shone bright for us, (spoiler alert - Danny Rose), then end the show by discussing the Eriksen situation. There's also more audio from inside the stadium and a few words from Mr. Jolly to open and close the show.  

CAST: The "indefatigable season ticket holder" Simon J Burrows from London steps into the host's chair and is joined by Cheese Room's head analyst, "the Harlow Globetrotter" Lloyd Stiles; Aviva Summers from Atlanta Spurs in the USA; and a man still recovering from ending up passed out in his garden after the final whistle in Madrid, having been chased out of his ManCave by dirty red scouse... "the Caller" Owen Culshaw.    

PRODUCTION: The show was produced by Mr. Jolly, Simon J Burrows, and the Cheese Room podcasters; edited by Mr. Jolly in Sydney, with cover by Mr. J too.  

NOTE: For the rest of the summer there'll be special episodes of our transfer talk show called "The Wheeler Dealers" hosted by the General Francis Parker (long time ST holder, London), with guests from around the world. There'll also be debate shows hosted by Mr. Jolly in Sydney; Shehzad in Singapore; and Simon in London. COYS and we're TTWD. Bye for now and be well. 

***RIP to Justin Edinburgh. You'll be sadly missed mate! 

Ep #58: Champions League Final Review - Part 1

KEY TALKING POINTS: (1) What was it like in Madrid? (2) Was there any trouble with the police? (3) What was it like inside the stadium, and who won the singing battle between the fans? (4) Why were Liverpool fans so quiet for so long? (5) How much did the penalty change the game? And was it a penalty? (6) What was Trippier doing when Mane got over the top in the first minute, and why did he need Sissoko to point to him where to go? (Theme alert re-hash, he tucks in too tight in key moments of games). (7) How good is Van Dyke and the Liverpool defense, and how imprecise were our attackers? (8) Was the game up for us when Sissoko got injured and Dier came on? (9) Finally, in brief, to wrap the show, Roshan and Aaron look at how Spurs and the other “Big 6” are placed for next season.     

CREW: In this episode, host Shez Haque (Singapore, long time former UK resident and Spurs fan for 30 years, Fox Sports Football Asia) and Mr. Jolly (Cheese Room founder and co-host, of the Sydney OzSpurs), both of whom were in Madrid for the CL final, are joined by TV pundit and ex-pro Rhysh Roshan Rai a.k.a ‘Triple R’, from Singapore. We also hear banter and views from legendary Russian Spur, Vlad; plus the brief views of two other Cheese Heads, Paul Fellowes from the Central Coast in NSW, Australia; and the Padre Nick Kersten, whiskey drinking pastor extraordinaire from the Cheese Head state of Wisconsin, itself.

PRODUCTION: The episode was produced by Mr. Jolly, Paul Fellowes, Shez Haque and the Cheese Room podcasters; edited by Paul Fellowes; with cover design by Mr. Jolly.  

Ep #57: Speaking with the Enemy: Liverpool fan, ex-Pro & TV pundit - Roshan Rai (Singapore)

PLOT: In a first for the Cheese Room we invited Liverpool fan, ex-pro player, and now professional TV pundit Rhysh Roshan Rai (a.k.a. “Triple R”) onto the show to discuss Liverpool and Tottenham’s strengths and weaknesses; he and Mr. Jolly debate a combined eleven; and finally they discuss whether Harry Kane should start, and what as a Liverpool fan they would fear most in terms of a Spurs front 3. He says "nothing to fear", but does have a preference.    

CAST: In a special Asia-Pacific edition, host Shehzad Haque, professional TV broadcaster, and commentator, and long time Spurs tragic from Singapore; is joined by Roshan “Triple R” Rai also from Singapore (bio below); and Cheese Room podcast founder, main producer, fountain dancer, and swimmer with Sydney harbour sharks, Mr. Jolly of Sydney OzSpurs.   

GUEST BIO: Rhysh Roshan Rai is ex-pro footballer from Singapore who played in the AFC Champions League.  He moved into TV and has been a pundit and commentator for Fox Sports since 2014.  He has worked on the Premier League, Bundesliga, Serie A, La Liga and Asian Football, and is on TV here at least 3-4 times a week.  He's a very well known face in Asian Football circles and it's an honour to have him on the show, even if he does have terrible taste in the team he supports. :)

PRODUCTION: The episode was produced by Mr. Jolly and the Cheese Room Podcasters; edited by Mr. Jolly; with cover art by the meme-meister Matthew Hookey from a Mr. J concept.