Almost twenty years after the first issue of The Gooner appeared on the streets and nearly ten years since the website was born, The Gooner is moving into the world of podcasting.
Episode 118 / April 2013
Do the six league wins out of seven means everything is actually ok? Has the approach to matches changed after the two home cup defeats? Are we excited by the race for a top four finish? Does it matter if Arsenal are not in the Champions League? How does the team look without Jack Wilshere? Why have Arsenal not been able to successfully defend the title since the 1930s? Are away supporters more loyal to Arsene Wenger? Is there enough conflict in the dressing room? Will any of the players on loan be in contention at Arsenal next season? Recorded on April 8th, the panel of Bernard Azulay. Kevin Whitcher and Tony Oudot are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 118th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 117 / March 2013
The resilience of the performance at Sunderland What went wrong v Blackburn in the FA Cup? Is a miracle possible in Munich? What did the first leg v Bayern tell us about Arsenal in 2013? The atmosphere at the Villa game. Szczesnyís recent form. The deadwood on Arsenalís wage bill. Can Arsenal still make the top four? Should Arsene Wenger go even if Arsenal make the top four? Indoctrinating offspring to support Arsenal. Missed penalties against the Gunners. Recorded on March 4th, the panel of Steve Ashford, Mike Francis and Joe Broadfoot are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 117th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 116 / February 2013
Why are Arsenal a team of two halves? The January transfer window and what it says about Arsenal. Nacho Monrealís debut. How would David Villa have fitted in if Arsenal had bought him? Views on Olivier Giroud. Is Theo Walcott proving value for money? Should a weakened team be fielded against Blackburn? Favourite Jens Lehmann memories. Recorded on February 4th, the panel of Kevin Whitcher, pradepp Kacchala and Mustafa Goldstein are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 116th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 115 / January 2013
Do the cup tie line-ups indicate Arsene Wenger is getting desperate? Is Arsenalís defending actually getting worse? Should players fit the system or should the system be adapted for the players? Time to give up on Gervinho? Could a January signing change the course of the season? Is Arsenalís wage structure going to bring success? What did Robin van Persieís recent statement about his team-mates say about Arsenal? Has Theo Walcott made a good enough case to be awarded £100,000 a week? Will the long term contracts signed by five young British players mean greater loyalty to Arsenal? This seasonís new pricing structure with Grade A and Grade C games. Do fanzines still have a role to play in the age of the internet and social media. Recorded on January 6th, the panel of Marc Ollington, Mike Francis and Phil Wall are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 115th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 114 / December 2012
Is the new £150 million deal with Emirates a good one? Are fans really proud of Arsenalís association with big companies such as the Emirates? How much are we missing David Dein? The Black Scarf March before the Swansea match. Will fans start to protest against Arsene Wenger? The ownership situation and the potential for extracting money out of the club. What is the latest on the fanshare scheme? The exchange between fans and Kroenke at the AGM. Recent first team performances. Is the return of Thierry Henry a good idea? Remembering the 1987 League Cup semi-final replay at White Hart Lane. Recorded on December 14th, the panel of Kevin Whitcher, Tim Payton and Bernard Azulay are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 114th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 113 / November 2012
What can explain that performance at Norwich? Is the manager getting the best out of his players? Is he losing it mentally? Has there really been a fallout between Steve Bould and Wenger. Who deals with the transfer negotiations at Arsenal? The abuse Robin Van Persie received at Old Trafford. The goalkeeping situation. Recorded on November 12th, the panel of Kevin Whitcher, Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein and Kelvin from the Black Scarf Movement are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 113th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 112 / November 2012
The aims of the Black Scarf Movement march on 1st December. Will Stan Kroenke take money out of the club? Should Peter Hill-Wood step down from the board? Should Alisher Usmanov be given some representation in the boardroom? Are Arsenal doing well enough commercially? What should the club be doing for loyal supporters? Safe standing. Recorded on November 12th, the panel of Kevin Whitcher, Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein and Kelvin from the Black Scarf Movement are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 112th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 111 / October 2012
Are Arsenal flat track bullies? Why the defensive downturn since the clean sheets? Will Bacary Sagna get straight back into the first team? Whatís the best position for Aaron Ramsey? The Gervinho debate. The merits or otherwise of Olivier Giroud. The best starting XI from the current squad. Potential January transfer activity? Should Theo Walcott be given £100k a week? Recorded on October 8th, the panel of Steve Ashford, Marc Ollington and Emmanuel Mustafa Goldstein (formerly Don Sebastiano) are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 111th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 110 / September 2012
The games against Stoke, Liverpool and Southampton. Arsenal in comparison with this time last season. The net profit of the summer transfer market. Do we really need an extra defensive midfielder in the Michael Essien mould? Why didnít the club use their money to bid for someone like Fellaini? What is going to happen with Theo Walcott? Is there now a policy of letting playersí deals run down to the last year of their contracts? Why did Ivan Gazidis state Arsenal are the most ambitious club in football? Is it prudent to ask the manager to renew his contract so early? The Champions League draw. The new home and away kits? Recorded on September 17th, the panel of Mike Francis, Joe Broadfoot and Lindsay Melrose are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 110th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
Episode 109 / September 2012
The opening game of the season. How promising do the new signings look? Thoughts on the departing players. Arsenalís place in the football food chain. Will the appointment of Steve Bould make a difference to the way the team play? Thomas Vermaelenís appointment as captain. Who should the club try to sign before the close of the transfer window? Recorded on August 24th, the panel of Marc Ollington, Kevin Whitcher and Bernard Azulay are asked the questions by host David Oudot in the 109th edition of Arsenalís The Gooner fanzine podcast.
20th May 2013
Online Ed: 4th place trophy and CL qualifier secured