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Remember goals? A host of opportunities? A string of chances to bulge the net? Seeing said net bulge, presumably after someone’s rifled one home, or maybe finished with aplomb? Goals are nice. Maybe we’ll do one again someday. So, yeah. Leeds. And then Molde. And then mailbag. Good episode, this. Long. Filled to the brim with words, like any self-respecting podcast should be. Enjoy. We’ll score again soon. Promise. Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
You gotta be good, you gotta be bold, you gotta be wiser. You gotta be hard, you gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger. You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm, you gotta generally just play better. All I know, all I know, this style of football really is unsustainable and cannot be allowed to continue any further. Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
Sir Matt Busby, Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Bryan Robson, Sir Eric Cantona, Sir Rio of Ferdinand, Ed Woodward, Harry Maguire, Odion Ighalo, the Glazers, Bebé – we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all! Ole Gunnar Solskjær can you hear me? Ole Gunnar Solskjær... your boys took a hell of a beating! [one for our Norwegian fans, there]Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
The squibs get damper as we succumb to our second straight 1 nil loss in the league. We look at what went wrong against Leicester before considering what (just about) went right against Rapid, ending with a preview of Dundalk at home and a thorough dismantling of their club crest. Look away now, martlet fans. Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
We return from the international break to more than familiar territory: a demoralising defeat away to a ‘big six’ club. The dampest of damp squibs takes the spotlight this week, as we wonder whether the narrow margin of the loss to Man City represents progress in itself. With the Europa League back on the horizon, we check in our first opponents Rapid Vienna, before ending with questions about Aubameyang, Willian, and what we got up to during the interlull (ans: lots of telly).Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
Chris Wilder’s gilet is crap and nowhere near as good as Mikel Arteta’s glorious and also extremely classy puffer jacket of dreams, and for that reason alone we should’ve been awarded the three points. Luckily for us, we managed to score 2 goals and Sheffield United only scored 1, rendering that particular argument completely and utterly superfluous. We review our win against the Blades, as well as transfer inactivity, the greatest penalty taker of all-time, and – once again – Mesut the invisible millstone. Enjoy. Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
Well, at least that’s Anfield out of the way for the season – oh wait, we’re literally playing there again on Thursday – oh wait, that’s only the league cup – oh wait, but they beat us in that on pens last year – oh wait, but we’ve already beaten them on pens this year – oh wait, and they gave us a massive big shield for doing so and oh wait, it’s such a great shield and it’s ours and oh wait, no one can take that away from us, do you understand, NO ONE. Good, thanks. Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
Two wins from our first two games of the season with a trip to Anfield on the horizon – now, where have we seen that before? We cover the jammy three points against West Ham and wonder if it was simply a bad day at the office or cause for greater concern. We also hear about Tom’s father-son tour of the Emirates before finishing up with questions aplenty in Dan’s digital sack. Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
We woke up today with this feeling. That better things are coming our way. And if the sunshine has a meaning. It's telling us not to let things get in our way. When the rainy days are dying, gotta keep on, keep on trying, all the bees and birds are flying (ahh ahh ahh). Never let go, gotta hold on and, non-stop 'til the break of dawn and, keep movin' don't stop rockin' (ahh ahh ahh)... Laca-zette, Ga-briel, Pierre-Emerick-Aubame-yang. I know it's too much, but it's okay. We'll keep on winning games anyway. Enjoy the pod 👀 Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
A new season. New hopes. New dreams. New expectations. How will the new boys fare? How will the old boys, er, fare? How many shiny trophies will we haul into our already heaving cabinet of trinkets and cups and shields? Will it be all of them? Yes, it most likely will be all of them. Join us as we run through the incomings and outgoings (so far), assign player anagrams, predict the line-up for Fulham away, and provide details of the Bruised Banana fantasy league.Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
Yep, it’s that season review episode. With the jubilation of Wembley punctured within days of the trophy fumble, we saw fit to pull out our finest of fine-tooth combs and examine the heck out of the 2019/20 campaign, month by freakin’ month. There’s also plenty of time to dispense our now customary annual awards in this most tempestuous of seasons. Take a deep breath and hold onto your hats. We’re going in.Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
Mik Arteta’s magic, he wears a magic hat, and when he saw Mes-douzi, he said: “I’m not having that, sod off you pair of gits, I’ve got to guide Granit, direct David, administer Ainsley, enable Emi, and permit Pierre, and oh look, we’ve won the FA Cup, blimey I’ve only been here 5 minutes, how good is that, imagine what I’ll be capable of with a bit of money and a bit more time. Just imagine. (He actually said all that, crazy right?)Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
And breathe. A mere 350 days after it began, Arsenal’s league season closes out with an unconvincing win over Watford and 8th place in the table. We run through the highlights and lowlights from our last two matches, and look ahead to the Wembley showpiece with Chelsea, which essentially boils down to hoping for the absolute bloody best on the day and anything but a repeat of Baku. And hope.Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
Our first home game after the restart results in a romp over basement boys Norwich. We reflect on a win that takes us into 7th place and Aubameyang into the record books. There’s also time to revel in Saka’s new contract deal, our smash-and-grab cup win at Bramall Lane, and the underwhelming goalscoring exploits of our mind. It’s better than it sounds.Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
Our 3rd consecutive away game yields our 3rd away win of the season, 3 precious PL points, and – most vitally of all – 3,000 Bellerín-brand beeches and birches. We run through the sweltering Southampton game, getting rather hot and sweaty in the process. Tree-mendous.Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
A football team is like a beautiful woman. When you do not tell her, she forgets she is beautiful. As Brighton complete a first ever league double over the Gunners, one thing becomes painfully clear: no one will be sliding into this team’s DMs anytime soon. Except maybe Mari's, he's a looker.Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
Football is back but not as we know it except it is though isn’t it because Arsenal are back and every bit as calamitous as they were 100 days ago and oh god David Luiz and oh god we have to endure this garbage for 9 more games oh and then there’s the cup and oh god Mesut Özil didn't make a 20 man squad and why couldn’t it have just stayed away and left us in peace but no it could not do that. Football is back. And it’s shite.Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
In the last of our retrospective episodes before the 19/20 season restarts, we look at the life and times of one Nicolas Anelka at Arsenal. A bargain buy who became a mammoth sale, we look at the goals, games and grumps that defined Anelka’s time at the club, and ponder over what might’ve been.Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
We time travel back to November 1996 to review a classic Arsenal match of yesteryear: Arsène Wenger’s first North London Derby. Driving rain, a crackling atmosphere, and ad hoardings for Kellogg's Strike, this was a derby for the ages, and one that helped set the tone for the future fortunes of each club. We cover all the key moments from the match and revel in a wonderful night under the Highbury floodlights.Use the code BANANA15 to get 15% off your purchase at cultkits.comMATCH HIGHLIGHTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMCZgAtMkgcTwitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
We time travel back to November 1996 to review a classic Arsenal match of yesteryear: Arsène Wenger’s first North London Derby. Driving rain, a crackling atmosphere, and ad hoardings for Kellogg's Strike, this was a derby for the ages, and one that helped set the tone for the future fortunes of each club. We cover all the key moments from the match and revel in a wonderful night under the Highbury floodlights.Use the code BANANA15 to get 15% off your purchase at cultkits.comMATCH HIGHLIGHTS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMCZgAtMkgcTwitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
With the 2019/20 season on hold, we decided to go back 30 years to 1989/90, a time where shorts were short, hair was long (at least at the back), and Arsenal were about to defend the title. We cover everything from the magnificent Jim Rosenthal-narrated official VHS highlights package, from best goal to best haircut. So sit back, relax and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of 1989/90, the spam in the title-winning sandwich. ARSENAL 1989/90 VHS SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: https://youtu.be/mxwE1rBc4lITwitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.com
This Friday, the Bruised Banana returns. We've been on hiatus because the world is a bit mad right now but wanted to let you know that, as a special Easter treat, we're laying a Retro Season Review for you to enjoy over the weekend. To get yourselves up to speed ahead of time we suggest you watch the below link and immerse yourself in the wonderful world of 1989/90, a time when men were men, shorts were short and Dixon was on pens.ARSENAL 1989/90 VHS SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: https://youtu.be/mxwE1rBc4lITwitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
A more-than-fortunate yet vital 1 nil win over West Ham falls under the microscope this week. We also look ahead to Man City away, while the mailbag compares our current squad to that of 2017/18. Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.comPlease take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!
We respond from disappointment in Europe to book our place in the quarter finals of the FA Cup. We discuss Monday’s game of two halves against Portsmouth, before lapsing into some Olympiakos-flavoured navel-gazing. Things end on a bullish note as we once again hail the class of 2004 in light of Watford’s weekend humiliation of Liverpool. Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.com*_Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!_*
It’s back-to-back wins in the league for the first time since August as the Arteta effect shows no sign of abating. We discuss Sunday’s triumph over Everton and look back on the midweek game in Athens, two contrasting but equally pleasing performances. We end with your questions on the defence, Auba up front, and our greatest ever number 77s.Twitter and Instagram: @tbbpodEmail: bruisedbananapod@gmail.com*_Please take the time to rate and review us on Apple Podcasts, Google or wherever you get your pods. It means a great deal to the show and makes it easier for other potential listeners to find us. Thanks!_*
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Created by
The Bruised Banana
Podcast Status
Active
Started
Aug 4th, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 23rd, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
Episodes
76
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
Explicit
Yes
Order
Episodic
Language
English

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