The 9yrs Podcast
An independent AFC Wimbledon podcast
9YRS - EP53 - Points, Progress, & Plough Lane
August 24, 2016 04:12 PM PDT
A busy week of Wimbledon news means there's a lot for Nick and Stu to catch up on ... especially Nick, as he's on holiday and is a little discombobulated with what's happening in and around SW19.
Alongside our customary bumbling broadcast skills - and passing traffic - we discuss stadium news, our development side, our draw at Northampton, how early results are shaping League One, what we expect from our trip to Rochdale (including a worrying memory lapse regarding a highly-regarded former player), Dons Trust and fundraising updates, Poleon Go, and another top seven list.
We also look ahead to our first EFL Trophy tie with Swansea. With the competition becoming an increasingly contentious issue, Nick and Stu explain how the podcast team are approaching the forthcoming fixtures, and why we may or may not be attending the games. There's a number of interesting and debatable points raised this week, but don't worry, we also have all the regular nonsense, but sadly, there's no time for any WWE talk this week.9YRS - EP52 - Goalkeepers!
August 17, 2016 04:02 PM PDT
The podcast brings sunshine into your life to try and take our 100% losing start to the season off your mind. We do this by, erm, discussing our latest two defeats … but NEVER MIND! We also have Poleon Go, the birthdays game, top seven lists, and our memories of goalkeepers of AFC Wimbledon past. We’ll also discuss if we can find a new way of not beating Northampton …9YRS - EP51 - Week One
August 10, 2016 10:16 PM PDT
games, two defeats, a first-round League Cup exit, and panic on the streets of Wimbledon. It’s just a little bit of history repeating … but enough about last season, we’re here to discuss the start to life in League One. Nick and Stu will be thoroughly analysing the defeats at Warsaw and Peterborough, and discussing what might change ahead of games against Bolton and Scunthorpe.9YRS - EP50 - 16-17 Season Preview
August 03, 2016 10:21 PM PDT
Trevor Williams joins the show this week as we preview the 2016-17 League One season. Last year, Nick and Stu's powers of prognostication were a little off, but with some considered discussion of the state of play across the board in our new division, our predictions might be a little closer to the mark this time.
We cast an eye over the teams joining the division - either from below or, with one notable exception, above - as well as those, such as Sheffield United, who feel they have hung about too long at the third tier, and others, such as Oldham Athletic, who would love to stretch to a 21st consecutive campaign in the old Division Three. We also review the clubs that begin the season with a new manager in the dug-out, and the players that will be looking to top the goalscoring charts come May.
Poleon Go, and a look ahead to some opening day fixtures, round-off an hour of top quality audio entertainment featuring every League One club ... if you don't count Southend or Rochdale, that is.9YRS - EP49 - The EFL Trophy
July 27, 2016 10:18 PM PDT
Why have Academy teams been invited into a 'rejuvenated' Football League Trophy competition? With the new format announced, Nick and Stu discuss the reasoning behind why the majority of League One and Two chairmen voted in favour of the changes, and whether or not their logic is sound. The motivation of the Premier League also comes under scrutiny, as does the tenuous tie-in with the England National Team and the Elite Player Performance Plan.
Alongside a rundown of the 2-0 friendly win over Reading, there's also room for the usual stuff and nonsense, including another round of Poleon Go, comparisons of sticker book completion, and how well Stu performed in his predictions for the 2015-16 season, ahead of next week's preview of the coming campaign.9YRS - EP48 - Adebayo Azeez
July 20, 2016 10:20 PM PDT
An exclusive interview with Adebayo Azeez kicks-off the new season of the podcast. Now plying his trade with Patrick Thistle, Ade speaks candidly about his time with the Dons, including the Wembley play-off final, including why he didn't take the penalty he won; scoring against and beating Milton Keynes; the team meeting that followed the Stevenage debacle and Christmas party in Manchester; and what Neal Ardley was like as a manager.
On top of this, Stu gives his opinions on the team's opening pre-season friendlies, whilst Nick introduces a BRAND NEW GAME for the new season, as well as revealing which five celebrities he would most like to share an intellectual evening of high-brow, philosophical conversation with.9YRS - EP47 - The season review show
June 08, 2016 04:01 PM PDT
For the final edition of the season, Nick and Stu reflect on some of their memories of the 2015-16 campaign, including their favourite - and least favourite - matches, stadiums, players, and catering. There's also a look at some of the other teams in League Two, especially those that have over or under-achieved.
Whilst Stu reminisces - at length - about the best fish and chips he found on his travels last year, Nick considers what makes for a good stadium, and those he enjoyed visiting over the past nine months.
The team also look at potential replacements for the birthdays game and even test one out, as Stu attempts to win £500 cash money. Contract issues, social media games, and stickers make-up the final podcast of the season. Get your tissues at the ready for an emotional farewell ...9YRS - EP46 - Wembley
June 01, 2016 04:38 PM PDT
In a bumper, 90-minute edition of the show, Nick and Stu look back on as many aspects of the Plymouth play-off final as they can. There's A LOT to discuss, from the pre-match catering to the post-match partying, with all the details of a somewhat important football match in-between. Paul Raymond, George Jones, and Chris Draper also add their thoughts about and memories of the day, whilst Nick and Stu round the show off with some sticker-book fun, and a HUGE SHOCK in the birthdays game.9YRS - EP45 - The Plymouth play-off preview
May 29, 2016 06:12 AM PDT
In a special BONUS edition of the podcast, Nick and Stu are joined by Radio WDON commentators Rob Cornell and Mikey T, for a comprehensive preview of Monday's somewhat important game against Plymouth Argyle at Wembley. Chris Draper, George Jones, and Paul Raymond also add their opinions on the game.9YRS - EP44 - Ghosts of play-off past
May 25, 2016 04:16 PM PDT
Five Wimbledon legends, all with different experiences of the play-offs in a Dons shirt, talk exclusively to the podcast. Dave Anderson, Mark Debolla, Terry Brown, Jon Main, and Danny Kedwell share their memories of Ryman League and Conference Premier play-off victories - and defeats - alongside some stories of their time with the club.
Whilst Dave discusses the referee at Bromley in 2007, Jon and Danny explain why they were given a stern telling-off from Terry Brown during our final non-league season. Terry himself discusses his frustrations with Ryman League football, whilst Mark explains why he joined, left, returned, and then departed the club during his one season at Kingsmeadow. Danny also details how he almost returned to the club under Neal Ardley, and explains his reasoning behind not rejoining.
Jermaine Darlington, Tony Blair, Leroy Griffiths, and Jamie Stuart are all discussed, as well as each individual's plans for watching the coming play-off final at Wembley, alongside their thoughts on the current squad. Arguably the most revealing podcast in the history of the show, this is a must listen for all Wimbledon fans.
Hosted by Nick Draper and Stuart Deacons, The 9yrs Podcast drops every Thursday with some ill-informed and amateurish opinions about all things AFC Wimbledon.
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