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The Official Manchester Phoenix Podcast is produced by Benjamin Knight. This show is firmly established as the first purpose-built podcast in the English Premier League, the top-flight English hockey league, and is going from strength to strength each year. This show started life as an unofficial fan-media podcast but was adopted by the Club on 06 November 2008. Since then, the show has incorporated interviews with the team and brings the fans that little bit closer to the hockey gods that are the Manchester Phoenix. The show now incorporates two live-broadcast shows from the EPL Playoffs in Coventry every April and featuring the annual quiz, the "Rumour Mill" and music from new bands from UK hockey cities.






Pressing On

Listen to this month's show right here. Many thanks to the marvellous Judith.

Duration: 01:33:47

Make Phoenix Great Again!

Listen right here to the first in a series of monthly-ish shows from the Phoenix Podcast team. We'll behave like grown-ups. Honest.

Duration: 02:31:58

Tony Hand and Neil Morris

Take a listen to Neil Morris talking to Tony Hand about the preparations for the new season at Manchester Phoenix. You can hear the audio right here. Don't forget to search on your podcast app for the Manchester Phoenix Podcast before the season starts so that you are ready to join us in a couple of weeks.

Powered By The Tears Of Trolls

We made it to the final regular season game of the 2015/16 season against all odds. And so did the Bees. And nobody expected either of us to do it! You can listen to all the....erm.... action, right here.Along with the usual cast of balcony-dwellers and ramblings, we cover a game that left Phoenix feeling rather underwhelmed. We have the penultimate meeting of the NWRC with our co-opted Bee, Amy.We are joined by Phoenix Captain Luke Boothroyd.We talk Zambonii (Zambonies? Zambonees? Chilly...

Duration: 01:21:42

Your Cousin's A Bully

This is the first episode of the final regular season at the West Manchester Municipal Pool and we are bringing you all the action right here.Zorbing, zambonii (is this the plural?), Rules Committee, a bit of booze, a lack of booze,chips, expanded desk facilities, and no flashy lights :-(You don't need to listen now. So don't. Go away. Go on, suckas! Sling your hook! Do one.(see you tomorrow)

Duration: 01:32:27

Playoffs and The Snacks of Fancy

We begin this week's show by addressing our listener feedback and dealing with it in an adult and appropriate manner. Thank you for your tweets, Mrs Trellis.Then, on account of there being a big old delay waiting for officials to arrive, Aaron has a little chat with Mark about his slight last week on the subject of popcorn and bonbons.After all of that, we get down to some hockey talk as Tigers scrape their extra point in overtime at the West Manchester Municipal Pool.Bradley from Tigers...

Duration: 01:36:25

The Hand of Spanswick

This week's show is ready for your ears and can be found here.In this week's show, we pay homage to the awesomeness of Phil Spanswick. And the splendour of Jacob Awesome-Heron.We find out what NM had to say in the meeting on Sunday (in less than 39 seconds).We are joined by Tracey Allen and by Terry-off-of-Bracknell.We cover the away "game" in Sheffield - which gives rise to BK's first submission for the North Wales Rules Committee (t).We get stuck into the Sunday game at Deeside and have...

Duration: 01:09:59

MK Podcast Episode - now with podcast!

Blah, blah. Tech error.Moving files. Servers cost money.Done now.Listen here:Listen to the show link goeshere.Rambling blurb that nobody reads goes here.Something about next week goes here.Who says that we do this by numbers?Hammock.

Duration: 01:21:26

Bees and Beesley

It's the second show in two days and it's available right here.The Bees visited the WMMP this Sunday and though it was not a pretty game by any stretch of the imagination, it was a Phoenix bench that just met the required minimum number against a only-slightly-deeper Bees bench.Phoenix needed that win tonight and, despite the weirdest last 9 minutes of officiating we'd ever seen, it lifted the spirits.Ben Russell joins Mark for the post-game chat.Now, we played some more "What's in my...

Duration: 01:06:20

Happy Xmas (War Is NOT Over)

The show for Saturday night's War of the Roses first leg is right here and ready for you now.The game was great! For two periods. It then went a little bit erm.. horribly wrong.We are joined by Roger Williams from Steeldogs TV this week! We gave him a special Christmas present.But at least we got to play What's In My Christmas Dubstep Stocking!!!!My huge thanks go to the players (past and present) who have given me their stocking-filler favourites for the feature.£15 raised on that game...

Duration: 00:58:53

A Little Update

Not quite the show you were awaiting but we thought we'd take the opportunity to share some thoughts.All being well, we'll speak to Mr Scholes another day.There is, of course, the Tigers fan forum tomorrow night so maybe there'll be some news out of there.BK and J"T"P

Duration: 00:16:58

Hard Times

Listen to this week's episode right here.This week's show begins with a fairly long interview with Neil Morris about the state of the Phoenix and the news of this week. It is a surprising listen in places. Less so in others.Let me assure you of this though: the interview is not edited at all. Everything that NM said is making its way into the show.Now, I realise that there will always be those who derive enjoyment from others' misfortunes. There will be those who look at our hard times or...

Duration: 01:28:32

A Ghost of a Chance

Listen to this week's show right here.It was another of those games that nobody thought that we should win. And, for a time, it looked like the predictions would be correct.Nevertheless, you know how it ended. And what a great ending that was to a freezing cold night in the West Manchester Municipal Pool We also discuss the various rumours that have been doing the rounds, the Bees' statement and the like.Don't forget to have a go at our Welsh phrase of the week!See you in two weeks!

Duration: 01:32:42

Cats and Dogs

Have a listen right here.This week's show includes a little coverage of our game on the wrong side of the hills as well as the home game against those pesky blummin' Wildcats.A lacklustre 2nd and 3rd from Phoenix in Sheffield led to defeat from what felt like it should have been victory.Back at the West Manchester Municipal Pool, Wildcats lulled us into a false sense of security before pushing ahead on a lucky break and then clinching it in overtime. And a belting game it was too.A big...

Duration: 01:15:17

Four Points. And Breathe.

I type this as a happy Phoenix fan! It has been a little while since I drove back from Deeside with a big grin on my face.A win against Hull Pirates is perhaps not that unexpected but it was something of a trouncing of the Humberside villains. A game not without its controversy but a thorough and convincing road win.Many a Phoenix fan was of the view that the new plexi at Deeside would be the highlight of the evening and that the Tigers might just come in and throw body after body at it...

Duration: 01:03:23

Phoenix Faithful, Double Feature

Running late and sounding adequate, it's the Halloween edition of the OMPP!This week, we have coverage from the away game in Basingstoke as well as the home game at the West Manchester Municipal Pool.We are missing a little bit of audio but I think we make up for it with some added bonuses.We have interviews with Tony Hand and Mark Thomas as well as this week's rather important Welsh lesson.Really, although it is a little late, this is still the best hour of hockey podcast you are going to...

Duration: 01:11:32

The Kitties Who Keep On Giving

A three-point weekend was certainly what the doctor ordered after last week left us all feeling a bit glum. Hear all the details right here.Holding the Flames to the point was no small accomplishment and countering the newly-augmented Swindon Wildcats was a pleasure to watch. That Finucci lad is a bit nifty, eh?We bring you coverage of both games this week and a little from Coach Tony Hand after that away journey.Mark catches-up with Gareth O'Flaherty after the buzzer on the Sunday night...

Duration: 00:51:38

Three Games; Two Hours; One Point

Not quite the episode title that I wanted to go with but it's a reasonable summary.Get started on this episode right here. You might want to take this in 45 minute bursts!It was not the finest week in the history of our fine Club but we must assume that various lessons have been learned from the week that was.This episode brings you coverage of all three games.Jim Piper and Rob Kearns ("MK Rob") get you up-to-speed in a really very fair bit of road-game coverage.Then, back to Deeside for the...

Duration: 02:05:25

My Droogies, We Deserved A Point.

Of course, we picked-up two points on the Saturday against the RED Hockey stablemates in Bracknell but, as James Neil says this week, it would have been nice to have a point from the home clash against the Bison. It wasn't a thriller of a game, it must be said. Both sides looked exhausted from their Saturday night clashes.There were individuals with exceptional fitness on each side who were driving the show and neither team let their heads go down and the result was probably about right, if...

Duration: 00:51:05

This Is Why Dw I'n Cefnogi Phoenix!

That's why I support the Phoenix. Injuries a-go-go but we have a coach who can call upon talent and create something impressive with what he has available.In a week that saw Mark Thomas added to the injuries list and real worries forming about whether the podcast team would end-up having to ice for the Phoenix, there came a little luck mid-week. Jan Platil was released by Hull Pirates as they looked to make space for a new forward and Phoenix snapped him up as injury cover. There was a...

Duration: 01:17:26

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