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From the NZ Herald newsroom comes A Moment in Crime - a podcast delving into some of New Zealand’s biggest cases. Anna Leask has been a crime and justice reporter at the Herald for more than a decade. Each month she'll take you inside some of our most infamous incidents, notorious offenders and behind the scenes of high profile trials and events to show you what’s really happening in your backyard.
 
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On this week's show I chat to Lewis Ambrose about the European Championships, links to certain players, the lack of Arsenal involvement, and whether that's a good or a bad thing. Then we examine some of the big transfer stories of the week as we're being touted as a possible destination for players like Ben White, James Maddison, Albert Lokonga and…
 
In this episode we start off with chat about the European Championships. James was at Wembley to see England beat Croatia, there's discussion of some of the other games over the weekend plus what happened with Christian Eriksen and how it was covered by broadcasters/UEFA. We then delve into the world of transfers with analysis of our interest in Br…
 
On this week's show I chat to Clive Palmer about the transfer window ahead, what the work we do will tell us about the people doing it and the direction they're pushing us in, changing some of the old guard, letting new leaders emerge, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, what our pursuit of a centre-half might mean for William Saliba, and lots more. Follow Cli…
 
In this episode we chat about the reaction to Arsenal 'missing out' on Emi Buendia, as the Norwich man is set to join Aston Villa. We examine why it felt to many like a big blow, as well as discussing the mechanics of the transfer window, the way that rumours develop via the media, how information spreads, and the way that fans react to it. We also…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Lewis Ambrose to discuss the issue of squad depth. With no Europe next season, how far do we need to trim the numbers – at times last year Arsenal had a 33+ man panel. Who might be able to provide versatility to cover in various positions? Just how much midfield recruitment do we need, taking into account some of the n…
 
In this episode we chat about the European finals that took place over the last week, instilling a winning culture at a club, being smarter with resources, what the constant centre-half rumours might mean for William Saliba's Arsenal future, Granit Xhaka's links to Roma, and how we might be able to fund transfers this summer. There are listener que…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Amy Lawrence to discuss the season just gone. If it felt surreal for us, what was it like for the players? We chat about the final day, a litany of changes behind the scenes, what Mikel Arteta might have learned from this season, the need for stronger checks and balances when it comes to recruitment, putting the right …
 
In this bonus episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman to review the 2020-21 season for Arsenal Women. We chat about the overall performance, some of the issues that the team had to deal with, and how an ongoing internal review might address them. Tim picks out a couple of players who shone during the campaign, discusses the squad rebuilding job to be do…
 
In this episode we reflect on the 2-0 win over Brighton on the final day of the season, and bid a not particularly fond farewell to this campaign overall. Still, there were positives, such as the fans being back in the stadium, Nicolas Pepe's goals and strong end to the season, and we also chat about signing Martin Odegaard permanently, and the goo…
 
In this episode of Herald true-crime podcast A Moment In Crime we look into the beginnings of Gloriavale and the ongoing list of men brought to justice for sex crimes against children within the confines of the religious community. And podcast host Anna Leask speaks about her own time at Gloriavale, reflecting on all she saw and experienced during …
 
In this episode I'm joined by Chris Wheatley from Football London to discuss the 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, two goals for Nicolas Pepe, one for Gabriel Martinelli, and how both players have been used throughout this season. We also chat about a quiet night for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and what the win means for our European 'hopes' for next sea…
 
For the latest episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to BBC journalist, broadcaster and commentator Chris Slegg about his and Patricia Gregory's new book 'A History of the Women's FA Cup Final', released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the competition. In the book, Chris and Patricia have uncovered a string of hitherto unknown fac…
 
In this episode we discuss Leicester's win over Chelsea in the FA Cup final; the decision made over the future of David Luiz and whether the Brazilian was a good signing for the club; Willian potentially following him out the door; we assess links to Southampton's Ryan Bertrand who has been mooted as a possible signing this summer; and wonder about…
 
In this episode I'm joined by James Benge to talk about Arsenal's 1-0 win over Chelsea in midweek, another stand-out performance from Emile Smith Rowe whose stature continues to grow, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's reaction to being taken off, and how it raised the prospect of overtaking Sp*rs (good) and the Europa Conference League (probably not so g…
 
In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim and Alex take listener questions around summer signings and departures, discuss the news of Jill Roord's departure to Wolfsburg and the likely arrival of Mana Iwabuchi from Aston Villa. There are also questions on whether Katie McCabe will play at left-back next season, which players have been a su…
 
In this episode we discuss the 3-1 win over West Brom which saw Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe shine, Nicolas Pepe score a belter, and Willian finally breaking his duck with a late free kick. We chat about the game, team selection mayhem, Saka finally playing at left-back, and the need to be 'ruthless' in the summer. After that there are listener…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Tim Stillman and Tayo Popoola to talk about our elimination from the Europa League after the 0-0 draw with Villarreal last night. We chat about the game, the couple of chances we had in an overall poor performance, the lack of urgency in such a big game, Mikel Arteta's subs (again), and how, over the two legs, we didn'…
 
THIS PODCAST FIRST APPEARED ON OUR PATREON BUT WE FELT IT DESERVED A WIDER AUDIENCE. IF YOU'D LIKE TO SUPPORT ARSEBLOG, YOU CAN SIGN UP AT PATREON.COM/ARSEBLOG Joining me for a bonus podcast is Tim Payton of the Arsenal Supporter's Trust. We chat about their meeting with Daniel Ek and the impression he gave; involvement of former players in the bid…
 
Trevor Mallard is again facing pressure to stand down. The Speaker sparked a testy debate with National MPs last night, after he said under Parliamentary Privilege a worker had committed sexual assault. Mallard has previously apologised to the worker for wrongly accusing him of rape. Leader of the House, Chris Hipkins, says the debate didn't reflec…
 
- RNZ Ashburton District Council has unanimously backed a move to ditch the district's derided slogan. The majority of councillors are supporting a move to formalise a possible change in chambers with a few wanting to open it up to the public if necessary. "Ashburton: Whatever it Takes" has occasionally been the subject of ridicule in recent times,…
 
Christchurch's mayor feels partly responsible for residents' lax attitude towards recycling. The council's confiscated more than 650 yellow bins in the past year - after a contamination spike during the lockdown. Mayor Lianne Dalziel told Chris Lynch recycling couldn't be sorted during the lockdown, so residents were able to get away with it. "I th…
 
The ACT Party has added to the criticism of Marama Davidson's appearance at a Mongrel Mob event. The Green Party co-leader and Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt attended a gathering at the Hamilton gang HQ on Saturday. They discussed human rights, justice and racism in front of a room of patched members. ACT Party Justice Spokesperson Nicole McKe…
 
In this episode we discuss the 2-0 win over Newcastle, the importance of David Luiz after his performance and injury and why more players can't do what he does; a first Premier League for Mohamed Elneny; Gabriel Martinelli's stellar performance; Xhaka at left back again and what it says about Cedric; and the positives from players who came in and m…
 
In this episode we dissect the 2-1 defeat to Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final. We chat about the deployment of Emile Smith Rowe as a 'False 9', conceding the goals we did, a disaster-class in midfield from Dani Ceballos and the manager's role in his sending off, Bukayo Saka winning a penalty and the ice-cold way Nicolas Pepe put it away t…
 
In this episode we look back at Friday night's 1-0 defeat to Everton at the Emirates. Another game Arsenal shouldn't have dropped points in, but somehow found a way to do it. We chat about the Bernd Leno error and the VAR decision which overturned the awarding of the penalty given for a 'foul' on Dani Ceballos. Then attention turns to the protests …
 
In this episode I chat to Charles Watts of Goal about the crazy week we've all experienced with regard to the Super League announcement, and then collapse. We discuss Mikel Arteta's responses as he became the first person associated with the club to speak publicly, KSE showing their hand and making their end-game clear, and whether or not this migh…
 
There appears to be mixed feelings in the South Island over the Government's announcement all of the 20 District Health Boards will be replaced by one, single national health body. It will be called Health New Zealand and is part of the biggest changes to the country's health care system in history. And a new Māori Health authority will also be set…
 
A $3.6 million redevelopment of Christchurch's Lancaster Park into a green space and sports fields has begun. It is likely that sports games can be played there from early next year. This first stage of the redevelopment is expected to take around nine months to complete. It includes cleaning up and levelling the site and removing the foundations o…
 
This episode is dominated by Arsenal's involvement in the proposed European Super League. We chat about how we feel about the plan itself, and the way that news was delivered with such contempt for fans. There's discussion of the ownership, the executives, what this will mean for fans, for the rest of the season, and how it impacts the games we hav…
 
In this episode we look back the impressive 4-0 win over Slavia Prague in the Europa League, focusing in particular on the impact of Bukayo Saka and Emile Smith Rowe. There's also discussion of Nicolas Pepe on the left, two more goals for Alexandre Lacazette, and how Mikel Arteta made it work without key members of his squad available. We also have…
 
A swim club is fighting fight to keep a Christchurch pool open, after finding the City Council made a $5 million blooper. Embarrassed staff have apologised for mistakenly predicting it would cost $7.7 million to future-proof Wharenui Pool. Wharenui Swim Club President Chris Averill believes the cost is closer to a less eye-watering $1.5 to $2 milli…
 
The ACT Party's railing against government plans to change laws around hate speech. The work was prompted by the March 15th mosque attacks. But David Seymour says a crackdown on hate speech will punish people for subjectively-held opinions. He's touring the country to rally support for free speech. Speaking with Chris Lynch, he announced his free s…
 
The vigilante Christchurch City Councillor fined for digging a 70 metre trench to solve long-term flooding on Pages Road is now considering running for Mayor. A Christchurch City councillor has been fined $300 after digging a trench to solve a street's flooding problem that had gone unfixed for 10 years. Councillors Phil Mauger and James Daniels hi…
 
A Christchurch mother wants police to crack down on dealers getting away free from sons and daughters dying from synthetic cannabis. Jenny lost her son who was a mental health inpatient - but hasn't heard back from the police after giving a text message from his drug dealer. She told Chris Lynch the drug dealer wanted his $50 back. “Even the day af…
 
In this episode we enjoy the 3-0 win over Sheffield United, accepting fully that the opposition wasn't great. We chat about Granit Xhaka at left-back and some very interesting heatmaps that generated; the selection of Gabriel Martinelli and his contribution which culminated in a goal; Alexandre Lacazette's double strike; Bukayo Saka at the 10 and T…
 
In this episode I'm joined by Philippe Auclair to talk about Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in the Europa League. We discuss a disappointing result, the way game was managed, substitutions, the overall performance, the reaction to going ahead, the late equaliser we conceded, and what it says about these players. We also discuss Mikel Arteta …
 
In this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim and Pippa are joined by new regular panellist Alex Ibaceta to discuss the news that Joe Montemurro will step down as Arsenal coach at the end of the season. The panel then take listener questions on who the new manager might be, what sort of business the club might do in the summer, Leah Williamson…
 
In this episode we look back at the dismal 3-0 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday. We were missing key players, but that's no excuse for such a limp, lifeless performance in which we barely competed. Mikel Arteta's team selection, tactics and approach are up for discussion, and it's clear the manager got it wrong. We also chat about the impact of losi…
 
In this episode I'm joined first by Tim Stillman to talk about the big news on the Arsenal Women front – the impending departure of head coach Joe Montemurro. We chat about his time at the club, the reasons for his decision, what he'll leave behind and what comes next in terms of finding a replacement. We also discuss the job of squad management Mi…
 
The idea of Queenstown being an expensive destination may be out the window with hostel accommodation costs down 50 per cent for this time of year. Chairman of the NZ Hostel Association Brent Duncan told Chris Lynch on Newstalk ZB although the city has been expensive in the past, prices are quite affordable at the moment. Rooms are available for as…
 
In this Interlull episode there's not a lot going on from an Arsenal perspective, so we take a load of listener questions. Up for discussion, Martin Odegaard; Lucas Torreira as a potential partner for Thomas Partey; priorities when it comes to the transfer market in the summer; what level of confidence we have in Edu; the World Cup in Qatar; Thierr…
 
In this episode I'm joined by James Benge and Clive Palmer to discuss a host of topics, including the demands being placed on players going on international duty, and whether there can ever be the right balance; fixture schedules; Martin Odegaard's growing influence on the team; Thomas Partey, what he might bring between now and the end of the seas…
 
Speaker Trevor Mallard's job is safe, according to the Prime Minister. That's despite a statement of claim in a defamation action brought by the man he wrongly accused of being a rapist. It claims Mallard was going to make the man's reputation and conduct the centrepiece of the action - if he didn't back down. National's Judith Collins wrote to Jac…
 
In this episode, we try and make sense of yesterday's extraordinary 3-3 draw with West Ham. We chat about the vast chasm between how bad we can be and how good we can be, the goals we conceded, the incredible response to coming back from 3-0 down, the influence of Martin Odegaard, Calum Chambers and Alexandre Lacazette, how both sides could have wo…
 
In this episode Arsenal's 1-0 defeat to Olympiacos is made less painful by the hilarity of Sp*rs getting knocked out of the Europa League despite taking a two goal lead into their second leg. After laughing at that, we talk about our game, Mikel Arteta's post-game bug bear, Aubameyang's misses, Martin Odegaard, a sighting of the lesser-spotted Gabr…
 
In this month's episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, Tim talks to Arsenal defender Anna Patten – @pattenanna – about her back story as an Arsenal fan, going to Highbury with her uncle when she was six, joining the Arsenal academy as a teenager and playing in every game of the 2017 Spring Series before spending three and a half years in the US col…
 
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