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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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In this episode James and I chat about the pre-season game against Chelsea, and some of the key takeaways from that, including our first look at £50m signing Ben White. Thomas Partey looked good but then got injured, potentially bad news for fans and for Mikel Arteta. His replacement, Granit Xhaka, looked like a dead cert departure this summer but …
 
On this week's show I'm joined by Dan Critchlow of the Daily Cannon to talk about the latest from pre-season, including two 4-1 wins over Millwall and Watford. There's also chat about the two London derbies we face before the start of the season; a Granit Xhaka situation which has the potential to get complicated; rumours linking us with Martin Ode…
 
In this episode James and I chat about pre-season, and in particular the new deal for Emile Smith Rowe, what it means that he's taken the number 10, and what it says about his place in the first team pecking order. There's the inevitable discussion about the transfer window, the varying degrees of difficulty we might face when it comes to the playe…
 
This week's show is a triple header in terms of guests. First up, I'm joined by Eleven Sports' Belgian Pro League commentator (and Arsenal fan) Michael Van Vaerenbergh to chat about Albert Sambi Lokonga; then with all the rumours involving Aaron Ramsdale swirling around, I chat to Ben Meakin of Blades Pod about the player, his performances, and wha…
 
In this episode James and I chat about our pre-season games in Scotland, in particular the 2-2 draw with Rangers in which we got our first goalscoring glimpse of new signing Nuno Tavares. We also chat about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's finishing, assessing Edu's role as Technical Director through the incoming and outgoing business we get done before…
 
On this week's show I chat to Andrew Allen about our first pre-season game – the 2-1 defeat to Hibs – as well as answering questions from Patreon members, including: More Willian than we thought possible; Emile Smith Rowe shirt number mayhem; Joe Willock's future; Ainsley Maitland-Niles in midfield; Edu on a yacht with a super-agent and our former …
 
On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast the panel preview the chances of Team GB and Japan in the women's football tournament at this summer's Olympics. Firstly, Pippa and Tim are joined by Rich Laverty of Our Game magazine and These Football Times to discuss Team GB, Leah Williamson, Nikita Parris, the surprise omission of Jordan Nobbs and B…
 
On this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast the panel look ahead to the Olympic games which start later this month and preview the four teams with Arsenal interest. In Part 1, Tim and Alex talk to ESPN Australia, Optus and the Guardian's Samantha Lewis about the Matildas' chances in Tokyo as well as the fortunes of Lydia Williams, Cailtin Foord a…
 
In this short bonus episode, James and I chat about the final of Euro 2020, which saw Italy beat England on penalties. From an Arsenal perspective, it was hard to see Bukayo Saka miss his spot-kick, but we discuss what led to that, the game itself over 120 minutes, Gareth Southgate's decision making and more. We touch on how this might impact a 19 …
 
In this episode James and I chat about the final of Euro 2020 between England and Italy, Bukayo Saka's participation, and how it's a game that's too close to call. After that we chat about the first official signing of the summer, Benfica left-back Nuno Tavares, and round up the latest incoming and outgoing rumours. We then answer questions about A…
 
On this week's show I'm joined by James Benge to chat Euro 2020 and the fact that Bukayo Saka's England have made it through the final against Italy. We discuss the tournament from an England perspective, and talk about the impact of the young Arsenal man, as well as the prospect of facing the Italians at Wembley on Sunday. There's Arsenal chat, wh…
 
In 1998 Auckland woman Claire Hills didn't make it to work. The 30-year-old was murdered, burned alive in her own car. Her killer left clues - DNA even - but after 23 years police are still no closer to finding him. If you can help police phone 0800 OP HILLS. SEXUAL HARM - DO YOU NEED HELP? If it's an emergency and you feel that you or someone else…
 
In this episode James and I chat about Euro 2020, the focus on supposed Italian cynicism, and look forward to the semi-finals, before we discuss the decision to send William Saliba on loan again next season. Would he have been better off in the Premier League rather than back in France again? There's also some Matteo Guendouzi talk as he prepares t…
 
For this episode of the Arsenal Women Arsecast, attention turns to the appointment of new Head Coach Jonas Eidevall. Tim and Alex talk to Arsenal quadruple winner and current Aston Villa defender Anita Asante about her two years playing under Jonas at Rosengard in Sweden. Then Tim chats to Swedish football journalist, analyst and photographer Mia E…
 
On this week's show I'm Tim Stillman to discuss the appointment of Jonas Eidevall as the new Head Coach of the Arsenal Women. We ask if the way this decision was arrived upon offers signs of encouragement about what else the club have to do this summer. We also chat about William Saliba (of course), Gabriel Martinelli and the Olympics, offering a n…
 
In this episode James and I discuss the latest goings-on at Euro 2020, some of the stand-out players, tournament stand-outs. Then we delve into the latest transfer rumours, including left-backs and right-backs, and ask whether we need to readjust our expectations when it comes to the kind of fees we might receive for the players we're looking to se…
 
On this week's show I'm joined by Charles Watts of Goal to talk about Bukayo Saka's impressive performance for England at Euro 2020, the William Saliba situation and whether or not you can buy a good player too early, as well as the transfer window. We chat about what Arsenal might do, but I talk to Charles about covering it as a journalist, source…
 
In this Sunday episode of the show, James and I discuss what's been going on at the Euros, England's draw with Scotland, coaches being conservative rather than brave and how that applies to Gareth Southgate, and there is the beginning of what is going to be an Olympic karate/Hollywood sensation. Then we answer listener questions about the timing of…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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