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For our final catch-up episode, we're joined once again by Bears Director of Rugby Alan Robinson. This time, we're talking all about the Rugby League World Cup - both about the match taking place at Coventry's Ricoh Arena next October and the Legacy Grant the Bears have been awarded.Not only that, Craig also takes us through his personal schedule for the World Cup - or, at least, the schedule he'd like to have if everything falls into place!This is the official Coventry Bears podcast. This is Bear Necessities.
We're joined once again by Bears Director of Rugby Alan Robinson to discuss what we can look forward to in the Bears camp between now and the start of next season. That means new recruits, new coaching staff, and a Bear Necessities exclusive about next year's playing kit!Also, we hear more details about the charity bike ride from Hull to Coventry being completed by some of the Bears squad next month. To sponsor the riders, head to the GoFundMe page.
We're back! Yes, it's been a while, but your official Coventry Bears podcast is finally out of lockdown and ready for your ears!In this episode, we're joined by Bears Director of Rugby Alan Robinson to reflect on the 2020 season, which was finally cancelled last month after months of investigation and planning from the RFL.We hear how the players have coped, what went on in those decision-making sessions, and how Alan is doing generally.Don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already, and feel free to tell a friend about our show too. You can find us in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, on YouTube, and just about anywhere else where podcasts are available.
The Bears came off second best against one of the hot tips for promotion on Sunday, Barrow Raiders - we've got match analysis, plus exciting news from Canada and New York, and music from Wilde!
We've got all the reaction and analysis from the Bears' first game of the Betfred League 1 season, a home defeat to Newcastle Thunder. That means quick-fire analysis and the post-match thoughts of Bears Director of Rugby, Alan Robinson. Not only that, we've also got our first song from a local musician to play out. This week, you get to enjoy Incompatible Me by Abz Winter.
In tough conditions on Sunday, the Bears' Challenge Cup hopes for 2020 were dashed by a clinical Hunslet side. We've got all the analysis of the match and the reaction of Bears Director of Rugby Alan Robinson. This is the official Coventry Bears podcast. This is Bear Necessities.
We’re back with more previewing!This week, we’ll focus on the Bears themselves - picking out key players and making our predictions for top try scorer and where we’ll finish in the league table. We’ll also look ahead to this weekend’s Challenge Cup third round tie away to Hunslet and we’ll bring you the second half of our season preview interview with Bears CEO Debbie Watson.This is the official Coventry Bears podcast. This is Bear Necessities.
The new season is fast approaching, so it’s time we previewed it…which is exactly what we’ll be doing over the next two episodes!This week, we look at the rest of League 1 and pick out some teams to watch, we react to the third round draw of the Challenge Cup, which sees the Bears handed an away trip to Hunslet and we’re joined by new Bears CEO Debbie Watson for the first half of a special season preview interview.This is the official Coventry Bears podcast. This is Bear Necessities.
The Bears wrapped up their pre-season fixtures with a defeat away to a full-strength Keighley Cougars side - it was a tough but useful outing for a young, experimental Bears team. In this episode, Dave and Craig pick out the key talking points from Sunday's match, and we hear from Bears Director of Rugby Alan Robinson. Not only that, we also look ahead to the upcoming draw for the third round of this year's Challenge Cup - which is where the Bears will join the fun! This is your official Coventry Bears podcast - this is Bear Necessities.
The Bears got 2020 off to a winning start on Friday night with a well-deserved 22-14 victory over the London Broncos at the Butts Park Arena. We’ve got all the analysis of that match and we’ll hear the post-match thoughts of Bears Director of Rugby Alan Robinson.Not only that, we’ll also look ahead to this weekend’s final pre-season game, a tough trip to West Yorkshire to face off against the Keighley Cougars.This is the official Coventry Bears podcast. This is Bear Necessities.
Rugby league is back in Coventry this Friday, and we are *so* ready for it! Ahead of the Bears' match against London Broncos, Dave and Craig are back to preview it all. In this episode, we'll pick out some Bears players to keep an eye out for on Friday, we'll analyse what sort of challenge the Broncos will pose, and we'll discuss the terrific news that the Butts Park Arena will be our home for the next three seasons. This is Bear Necessities - the official Coventry Bears podcast.
It's a new era for the Bears and for this podcast - introducing season 4 from Bear Necessities, your now OFFICIAl Coventry Bears podcast. In this special pre-season teaser, we've got two important interviews to bring you; we look ahead to 2020 with Bears Director of Rugby Alan Robinson, and we invite back former coach Tom Tsang for a farewell interview. We'll be back properly in 2020. Until then, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Bear Necessities is the official podcast of the Coventry Bears and is hosted by Dave Musson and Craig Cathcart.
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The Bears weren’t able to spoil Whitehaven’s championship ambitions, as the West Cumbrians romped to the title in style in the Midlands. We’ve got all the reaction, plus all the winners from the Bears’ end-of-season awards.This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This, for the final time this season, is Bear Necessities.Intro & match recap – 00:00:50Tom Tsang post-match interview – 00:03:47Bears season summary – 00:09:30End of season awards – 00:14:50
It was always going to be a tough task for the Bears to topple a promotion-hunting Oldham side, and so it proved to be on Sunday. We’ve got all the reaction from that match PLUS we hand out our own end-of-season awards, as a precursor to the real things this weekend!This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.Intros & welcome – 00:00:47Tom Tsang post Oldham reaction – 00:02:21Oldham analysis & Whitehaven preview – 00:12:21Our end of season awards – 00:21:34
A severely depleted Bears squad put up a terrific fight away to the North Wales Crusaders on Sunday but ultimately came away empty-handed. We reflect on that and hear the post match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang.Also, we’ve got news how the club is supporting the fundraising efforts of terminal cancer patient Daisy Hill; you can either donate to her cause at both of the Bears’ final home games of the season, or via Daisy’s GoFundMe at https://www.gofundme.com/f/daisyellisIntros & Daisy Ellis fundraiser - 00:00:44Tom Tsang post-match thoughts - 00:04:04North Wales analysis & Thunder preview - 00:14:50We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim and you can get our show on Apple podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and loads of other places too.This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bear Necessities.
Another tough day at the office for a depleted Bears squad, who couldn’t compete with a rampant Keighley Cougars - we’ve got all the reaction and analysis, including the post-match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang.We also reflect on the launch of Dave’s book!Intros and book chat - 00:00:43Tom Tsang post-match interview - 00:04:16Keighley analysis - 00:08:47We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bear Necessities.
A bitterly disappointing result for the Bears, who were the victims of a first-ever victory for the West Wales Raiders on Saturday. We look at that game, hear from Bears head coach Tom Tsang and discuss what the rest of the season might hold for the Bears.Intros - 00:00:52Tom Tsang interview - 00:04:00West Wales reflection - 00:15:31This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.
The first ever professional game of rugby league in the birthplace of rugby union sadly didn’t go the Bears’ way on Sunday, as they were beaten by a clinical and impressive Hunslet side.We’ve got all the analysis from the match, along with the post-match reaction of Bears head coach Tom Tsang. We also chat to club captain Chris Barratt who has now reached 100 appearances for the Bears.Intros & book plug - 00:00:46Tom Tsang post-Hunslet interview - 00:04:03Hunslet analysis - 00:11:46Chris Barratt 100 up - 00:21:26Chris chat, West Wales preview & wrap-up - 00:22:25Also, don’t forget to order your copy of Dave’s book about the Bears’ 20th anniversary season, which is raising money for the Bears and for Rugby League Cares. Orders close at the end of this week! Get your copy now.This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.
The Bears got revenge over the London Skolars on Saturday with a terrific victory in the capital. We’ve got all the reaction and analysis from it, and we look ahead to the club’s upcoming move to Rugby for the remainder of the season. We also try to decide if Elliot Hall is ever going to stop scoring tries!Intros & book plug – 00:00:44Tom Tsang post-match thoughts – 00:03:09Skolars analysis and Hunslet preview – 00:12:56Don’t forget to order Dave’s book, which is raising money for the Bears and for Rugby League Cares. Pre-order your copy now.This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bears Necessities.
It was a tough day’s work on Saturday for the Bears, who didn’t really have much go their way at all against a solid Doncaster side in front of the OurLeague cameras. We’ve got all the reaction and analysis from it, including the thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang.We also look ahead to this weekend’s trip to the capital to do battle against the London Skolars and we find out more about another link between the Bears and Doncaster - our match day reporter Mike Hyde!Intros and welcome - 00:00:43Tom Tsang post-match interview - 00:02:38Doncaster analysis - 00:12:33Mike Hyde interview - 00:24:02Skolars preview - 00:34:34Don’t forget to pre-order Dave’s book about the Bears’ 2018 season, which is raising money for the club and for Rugby League Cares. We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, you can find us wherever you get podcasts and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim.This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.
The Bears came back empty-handed in terms of points from their long trip to Cumbria last weekend, but put up a cracking fight against top-of-the-table Whitehaven. We’ve got all the analysis and the post-match reactions of Bears head coach Tom Tsang.We also reveal which Bears players have been called into the England Universities team, we reflect on Nick Newman’s transfer to Newcastle Thunder, we look ahead to this weekend’s visit to Workington AND we give our thoughts on the 2019 season so far, now that we’ve reached the halfway mark – we pick out our favourite players and give the squad an overall grade.Don’t forget to order your copy of Dave’s book – Forward! – which tells the story of the 2018 season for the Bears and is raising money for both the Bears and Rugby League Cares. Get yours before 22 July from http://covbearspodcast.com/bookIntros – 00:00:43Nick Newman transfer & England Universities selection – 00:01:50Tom Tsang post-Whitehaven reaction – 00:10:11Whitehaven analysis – 00:20:38Halfway through the season report – 00:27:15Workington predictions – 00:34:49We live at http://covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, you can find us in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, on Spotify and YouTube too, and we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim.This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.
We reflect on a disappointing result for the Bears, as their flat performance saw them slip to a home defeat against the North Wales Crusaders. We’ve got all the reaction, plus the post-match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang.Not only that, we’ve got news of the Bears being featured on the OurLeague app, we review the women's Challenge Cup game that took place in Coventry last week and Craig makes a plea for fans everywhere to *stop* shouting ‘forward!’ and ‘offside!’ at every possible opportunity!Oh, and don’t forget to order a copy of Dave’s book and help raise money for the Bears and Rugby League Cares – it costs £10 and is available from covbearspodcast.com/book.Intros & Doncaster streaming news – 00:00:42Tom Tsang post-match interview – 00:04:58North Wales analysis, Craig’s plea to fans & women’s Challenge Cup roundup – 00:11:04We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on Twitter, we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim and you can find us wherever you get podcasts. This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears. This is Bear Necessities.
The Bears played brilliantly but ultimately couldn’t overcome a tough Oldham side on Sunday - we’ve got all the analysis and reaction, including the post-match thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang.Not only that, we get excited about future trips to Ottawa and New York, we hear from one of the Bears’ sponsors - the Property Buying Group - we preview this weekend’s League 1 and Women’s Challenge Cup double header AND we’ve got all the details of Dave’s book, which is now available to pre-order!Intros and details of Dave’s book - 00:00:44Tom Tsang interview post-Oldham - 00:05:15Oldham analysis - 00:13:44Property Buying Group interview - 00:25:30Ottawa & New York chat, this weekend preview - 00:27:18We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on twitter, we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim and you can subscribe to our show on Apple and Google podcasts, on Spotify and on YouTube too.This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bears Necessities.
Well, what a day! The Bears marked their temporary stay at Broadstreet RFC by demolishing Workington Town with a performance that was full of style and tries. We’ve got all the analysis and reaction from a cracking day, including the thoughts of Bears head coach Tom Tsang and a guest appearance from the voice of bears home games and Super League Pod’s Tim Griffiths.Intros and story of the game - 00:00:43Tom Tsang post-match interview - 00:05:04Match analysis - 00:13:18Tim Griffiths guest slot - 00:19:22We live at covbearspodcast.com we’re @covbearspodcast on twitter, we’re sponsored by Yorks Tim and you can subscribe to our show on Apple and Google podcasts, on Spotify and on YouTube too.This is the world’s greatest podcast about the Coventry Bears, this is Bears Necessities.
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Bear Necessities
Podcast Status
Hiatus/Finished
Started
Jul 16th, 2017
Latest Episode
Aug 31st, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
92
Avg. Episode Length
36 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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