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WOWS Podcast Ep.28 Our Podcast is Struggling in the Group Stages

The World Cup special of the WOWS Podcast and just like England the expectations are high but ultimately you will probably be disappointed. Fisher shoots and scores with a World Cup quiz and Jimbo puts Fisher through a Sniff, Lick or Fondle World Cup special shootout.



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WOWS Podcast Ep.24 We Are Too Lazy to Run a Marathon So Here Is a Podcast

Jimbo hosts a game of “quicker or slower” celebrity London Marathon runners and Fisher gets to talk cricket, his favourite thing ever. 


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WOWS Podcast Ep.18 That Ringing in Your Ears For The Next 50 Minutes

Jimbo & Fisher discuss the Presidents Dinner, Boris Johnson, the Dooms Day Clock and bring you the up to date latest breaking transfer deadline day news.

Its Tea for Tinnitus week so Jimbo has badly prepared a cup of tea and a new and exclusive game of Tinnitus or Tetanus.

Tinnitus or Tetanus


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WOWS Podcast Ep.10 Back from the Dead

We are back with the WOWS Podcast after a 4 year break!

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In the driving seat…

There wasn’t much feedback on yesterday’s ‘blog, it once again received no ‘likes’, which made it about as popular George Osborne and Iain Duncan-Smith in a benefits queue. That said, I’m guessing plenty of people in the benefits queue would happily throw coins at them – were it not for the fact that the probably don’t have any spare money…


I was a bit surprised that yesterday’s ‘blog didn’t get any correspondence from the people of North Korea, although I’m guessing their access to the internet is somewhat limited and in any event, a lot of North Koreans are getting involved in their national table tennis tournament – apparently it’s called the ping-Pyongyang… 


That said, the people of South Korea were also said to be busy as there was a big concert on in their capital city – with music from British R&B band Seoul II Seoul. 


Anyhow, it’s time to move on to today’s ‘blog, which is about the reassuring news that, despite the hardships faced by many people in the UK and the fact that someone who I think was called Phil Pot carried out the most wicked of crimes against 6 innocent children; one of the major stories on the BBC News website is that Manchester City winger Samir Nasri has been banned for driving for 6 months.


Nasri was fined around £2,100 (approximately a few hour’s wages) and banned from driving for 6 months. Bizarrely, according to the BBC News, ‘Nasri was originally convicted in June but this was overturned after he signed a declaration saying he was unaware his Mercedes had been caught on camera’ – this is a great way of getting out of a crime and I think I will now go and personally track down Piers Morgan and punch him repeatedly in the face and advise the police that I wasn’t aware that anyone saw the crime. 


The ‘news’ about Nasri comes just one day after his Manchester City colleague Carlos Tevez was given community service for driving whilst banned – apparently his excuse about him not being aware that anyone had seen him driving whist banned, controversially, didn’t stand-up in Court. 


It’s not the first-time Tevez has been involved in controversies, he once posed for a large billboard which said ‘Welcome To Manchester’. Although the billboard was vandalised and when questioned by Police as to why he felt a criminal act was necessary, the offender simply stated ‘Welcome To Manchester’…  


Tevez’s other major controversy was his reluctance to play football (typical footballer) in a Champions League game last year… Tevez said that his boss was a disgrace and treated him like a dog… as a result Tevez refused to stand on a field and run around after a ball…


By the way, episode 5 of the WOWS podcast is now available, make sure you listen to this thoroughly entertaining 26 minutes… well… maybe not…


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There wasn’t much feedback on yesterday’s ‘blog, it once again received no ‘likes’, which made it about as popular as Gordon Ramsey in the family enclosure at a football game – I hope you think that f*cking analogy is f*cking amusing Gordon, you f*cking potty-mouthed tw*t.     


I was a bit surprised that yesterday’s ‘blog didn’t get any correspondence from the students of Oxford or Cambridge University, but they said that I didn’t go to either of their Universities, so I may as well not bother existing. I did get one message from a keen rowing fan who told me that I should be embarrassed by the fact that I wrote a ‘blog containing so many woeful rowing puns – so I wrote back to him telling him not to stick his oar in…


Anyhow, it’s time to move on to today’s ‘blog, which is about David Miliband – who has recently taken on the job as CEO of a large charity based in New York. This has resulted in him resigning as MP for South Shields… and as Board Member of Sunderland FC – he also tried to resign as Ed Miliband’s brother, although he wasn’t allowed (in spite of giving official notice of his resignation on the grounds that Ed Miliband was a cheeky little f*cker who stole David’s dream job).    


By the way, ‘Miliband’ is obviously an unusual name, and it’s not often you hear the word ‘Miliband’ – it certainly isn’t a phrase that was said when News International made their list of approved people who’s phones they were going to hack…


In spite of what I said earlier, David Miliband didn’t actually resign as a Board Member of Sunderland FC because of his new job – or even because they are terrible at football. 


He instead resigned because the club appointed Paolo Di Canio as their manager. Miliband said that he disagreed with Di Canio’s previously reported political views. Di Canio is alleged to have said that he was ‘a fascist, but not a racist’… or ‘a racist, but not a fascist’ – let’s be honest, neither of them is a particularly good thing or have very appealing connotations…


Perhaps we should give this alleged fascist/racist a second chance? Let’s be honest, only an absolute Nazi would pre-judge someone in such a way…


To be fair to Di Canio, we should perhaps focus on all of his on-the-field actions, instead of his off-the-field views… things like pushing the referee over, that happened on-the-field… but in all seriousness, Di Canio was a wonderful footballer and one of the finest to play in the Premiership… he played on the right wing…


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Win, Lose or Draw… Draw… and Draw…

Usual service has been resumed and there wasn’t much feedback on yesterday’s ‘blog. It received no ‘likes’ – which made it about as popular as Ed Miliband amongst hardcore Tory voters… and hardcore Labour voters.


On the subject of the Milibands, I was a bit surprised to hear that a friend of David Miliband’s had told the BBC that David Miliband is planning on quitting as an MP in order to move to New York. Ed Miliband is said to be pretty jealous of David – particularly the bit about him having a friend… 


I was a bit surprised that I didn’t get any correspondence from any obsessed fans of health and safety regulations following my ‘blog about throwing flapjack – although I’m advised that the head of the Health and Safety Executive wrote to me complaining about the ‘blog, although he wouldn’t envelope the letter in case he gave himself a papercut on his lips when he licked the envelope.  


Anyhow, it’s time to move on to today’s ‘blog, which is about cricket (for the second time in as many weeks). I should now declare an interest and state that I’m a huge cricket fan, but I won’t bore you to death with the nitty-gritty of various cricket related chat (although I would absolutely love to as I’m a massive cricket fan – even the fact the Piers Morgan likes cricket doesn’t dissuade me from being a cricket fan).


Purely by chance I woke up to watch the end of this morning’s final test match between England and New Zealand where England’s Matt Prior and Monty Panesar successfully defied New Zealand for the final 19 balls of the game to ensure that England drew the series that had lasted 15 days… er… nil-nil.    


That really is the problem with cricket, which is that you can play for 5 days at a time and you can still draw more often than a teenage Pablo Picasso after he’d been given some new pencil crayons for Christmas – although most people would probably be able to make more sense of one of Picasso’s pictures than they would of the rules of cricket.


(If anyone is unaware, Picasso is an artist well know for his surrealism. Unfortunately, most people now hear the word ‘Picasso’ and instantly think of the Citroen people carriers – which are rubbish by the way, I bought one recently and the wing mirrors were both on the same side of the car…).


Anyhow, it was with great skill that Monty Panesar (a man who’s batting ability is more akin to Monty Burns) saved the series and ensured England drew in spite of the fact that they were fundamentally the worst team. Monty (whose batting contains more comedy than Monty Python) memorably also did this against Australia in the summer of 2009. What was his reward you may ask? He didn’t play for England again for another two and a half years. But still eh, thanks for today Monty, we’ll see you again in 2015.  


The cricket team shouldn’t be alone in being lauded for their ability to perform poorly and snatch a draw against mediocre opposition… this skill was demonstrated by England’s football team tonight against Montenegro… England were pretty rubbish to be honest and Montenegro are pretty poor… If England had lost to them and then didn’t qualify for the World Cup… it would Serb them right…


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