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A View From The Bridge : Belfast Giants Official Podcast

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Views on the Belfast Giants, EIHL and UK Ice Hockey.
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We'll Be Back!

We'll Be Back!

2020-03-1901:21:55

The Elite Ice Hockey Season was brought to a premature conclusion due to the COVID-19 crisis that has enveloped the entire globe. There will be no 2019/20 EIHL Champion, No playoffs and global sport has been put on hold for the foreseeable future as the world comes to terms with thats going on and what lies ahead. In the final AVFTB of the season, Patrick is joined by Davy, Joel and Simon to talk about what has happened and what they thought of the season gone by. Mark Brooks may be the Sponsorship and Partnership Manager at the Odyssey Trust, but has been a key part of the Giants backroom set up for most if not all of the clubs history. He joins us to talk about the ramifications of the cut short season for the club and the league as a whole. And we bring you up to date with what we will do with the #BleedTeal100 initiative.
Wash Your Hands!

Wash Your Hands!

2020-03-1101:03:01

Only one game this last weekend and a win for the Giants, but did it inspire confidence in the run in? Simon, Patrick and Davy chat about the Giants and where they sit as the final games of the season are upon us. Or are they? The spread of COVID-19 has brought league campaigns in Germany and Austria to a premature end. What is the potential effect here in the UK? The show must go on, and Adam Keefe chats to Simon down at training. We congratulate the February Player of the Month and look ahead to the Nottingham double header with Jono Bullard of The Cats Whiskers Podcast.
Up In Flames?

Up In Flames?

2020-03-0401:18:11

As the EIHL reaches the final few weeks of the regular season, the Giants look to put one last fight in to retain their title. 3 points at home to the Flames with a spirited showing on Saturday to get to OT will be discussed on this weeks AVFTB. Patrick, Simon and Davy are joined by Colin Shields who tells us what he's been up to in his retirement from the game and his opinions on the Giants, the League and would he become a referee? Who do the lads think should win the Player of the Month for February? We hear form Adam Keefe and Mark Garside. A quick look around the league. And Shauna Milligan is our guest to preview Friday's visit of the Fife Flyers
Fifty!

Fifty!

2020-02-2601:29:23

The Giants continue to go 50% on their weeks performances, this time 3 points from the 6 available in battles against the Flames, Storm and Steelers. Simon, Davy and Patrick return to look back at what went right and what went wrong in the weeks games. Kevin Raine speaks to AVFTB about his new venture and where his future may lie. Simon pops down to training to speak with Matt Pelech and Curtis Hamilton We look at the playoff race, discuss the South Yorkshire Craic Police and how #BleedTeal100 is faring! And this weekend’s games against the Guildford Flames are previewed by, Giants fan, Sarah Lynch!
Two

Two

2020-02-0501:15:16

2 games, 2 goals and 2 points each over the first 2 days of the 2nd month of the year. Giants and Devils split the points at the SSE, each gaining a regulation win on the Steelers who failed to pick anything from the weekend. And now with a weekend off for the Giants; Patrick, Davy and Joel look back at all the talking points from the weekend. We hear from Adam Keefe, Andrew Lord and AVFTB Player of the Month for January, Lewis Hook. We consider DOPS, Team GB, Mark Garside's Testimonial and #BleedTeal100.
Sound The Horn

Sound The Horn

2020-01-2901:44:40

A Four Point Weekend, AT LAST! The Giants took wins over Guildford and Glasgow with 10 goals in the back of the net over 2 games. Davy, Simon and Patrick chat about those wins, the departure of Rickard Palmberg and they ask your TFA questions to Ciaran Long. The lads cast their eye over the action across the League and Challenge Cup, give their opinion on who should be January’s Player of the Month, and Cardiff fan and media heavyweight, John Donovan chats with Davy ahead of a huge weekend in Belfast. We’ll also head from Adam Keefe, Bobby Farnham and Ryan Lowney No Stew talk this week though…
Ten Mums, One Drum

Ten Mums, One Drum

2020-01-2201:28:13

Win on Saturday, Lose on Sunday, its happened a lot this season for the Belfast Giants and last weekend was no different. A thumping victory over the Clan was followed by a difficult loss in Sheffield. Patrick, Davy and Joel convene to discuss just what went on, 4 goals in 90s, and a controversial Check to the Head call. We talk Drums in Sheffield, Chat to Paul Dixon about the Guildford Flames and ask David Goodwin your questions in The Fan Agenda. We also discuss stew!
Game For All

Game For All

2020-01-1501:39:28

Another weekend, another win/loss split for the Belfast Giants. What’s going on with the Boys in Teal? Is the quest to retain the title becoming too much of an ask, or can momentum be regained? Davy, Simon and Patrick talk about the victory over Sheffield and the disappointing trip to Guildford. Luke Fisher, Head of Media for the EIHL joins the show to discuss the EIHL’s Pride weekend and the Giants equality initiative. We talk playoffs, Clan and we put your questions to Simon and Davy.. Why did we stop AVFTB TV? What happened to Neil Russell? And did Simon play for Castlereagh?
Stephen

Stephen

2020-01-0801:30:02

The Giants had a battle on their hands against the Coventry Blaze this weekend, but still problems in scoring flare up. A View From The Bridge returns to assess what went right and what went wrong over the weekend at the SSE Arena. Patrick, Davy and Joel chat to D-Man, Ryan Lowney about his move from North America, his reasons for joining Belfast and ask him YOUR questions. We celebrate the Player of the Month for December, and wonder why the EIHL are so worried about game length. Mostly, however, we pay tribute to the BBC Broadcaster and former Giants Match Night Announcer, the much loved Stephen Clements, who we sadly lost on Tuesday. This show is dedicated to him. Rest Easy, Stephen.
Twenty Twenty Vision

Twenty Twenty Vision

2020-01-0301:24:21

Back to work for A View From The Bridge after an extended Christmas break, and 7 games to consider as the Giants battled to strong victories over Glasgow, Fife and Dundee. However they were also eliminated from the Challenge Cup by Cardiff and suffered a humiliating home defeat to Omar Pacha’s Stars. Plenty for Davy, Simon and Patrick to consider, and they are joined by the Head Coach of the Belfast Giants, Adam Keefe as he made his way back from the game in Dundee on Thursday evening. The lads pay tribute to Tom Darnell, look ahead to the NCAA Friendship Series this weekend, ask what went wrong for Patryk Wronka and preview a tough weekend against a Blaze side buoyant from their 5-0 victory in Cardiff.
Don't Let The Bells End

Don't Let The Bells End

2019-12-1801:17:05

A Four Point EIHL Weekend and a tight Quarter Final are what the Giants enjoyed in the last 7 days, along with the signing of a new Swedish forward. So in, possibly, the last A View From The Bridge before Christmas, Davy, Joel and Patrick do their best to make sense of the action. The lads look at the events in the games against Cardiff, Dundee and Glasgow while Simon chats with new signing Rickard Palmberg before the lads jetted off to South Wales. There is a note of gratitude to Matt Towe, discussion on the Sports Personality of the Year, Patrick alienates listeners, and ask if the Flames are a threat to the EIHL title? We look ahead to the games over the Christmas Period , while Aaron Murphy gives us the low-down on the 2nd leg of the Challenge Cup Quarter Final.
Come Join The Joyride

Come Join The Joyride

2019-12-1101:38:57

Up and down, back and forth, one game to the next it becomes tough to work out what you're going to see from this season's Belfast Giants. A split points weekend against the Sheffield Steelers at the SSE Arena went from the sublime to the ridiculous. Simon, Davy and Patrick do their best to explain all thats gone on. You'll also hear from Jeff Mason, Adam Keefe, Bobby Farnham and Ryan Lowney. The lads look across the weekend action and discuss *that* 20th Anniversary video. The controversial Teddy Toss is on the agenda, as is congratulations to November's Player of the Month. We look across the league, tackle YOUR questions on The Fan Agenda, update you on the SNL Giants and look ahead to another busy week on the ice for Adam Keefe's side.
Rollercoaster

Rollercoaster

2019-12-0501:45:51

Life is never dull this season for the Belfast Giants, one win from three in the last week is not the response Adam Keefe would have wanted following the successes in South Wales. Kevin Raine and Curtis Hamilton are our guests as we consider the Giants performances in Sheffield, Fife and Dundee. Patrick, Joel and Davy discuss the ups and downs of the performances across the week before we hear the thoughts of Curtis Hamilton who spoke with Simon at training. Northeastern won the Friendship Four at their second attempt, we hear from, among others, Mayor of Boston, Marty Walsh, Ralph Cox and Robert Fitzpatrick. Kevin Raine takes us into his bathroom as he answers your questions on The Fan Agenda. And we talk Teddy Tosses as Sheffield come to town this weekend. Oh and Patrick moans about webcasts and highlights. Plenty to cover!
Ch-Ch-Ch-Change.Org

Ch-Ch-Ch-Change.Org

2019-11-2701:44:26

The Belfast Giants dominated proceedings on and off the ice at the Viola Arena this past weekend and a 4 point haul marks a rapid turn around for Adam Keefe's side. A View from the Bridge returns to discuss just what mae the difference in snapping that 4 game losing streak against title rivals Cardiff. And with another challenger, Sheffield, facing us on Wednesday can the giants keep the momentum of the weekend into the Fly DSA Arena? Curtis Leonard answers your questions as our guest on The Fan Agenda. We heard from Adam Keefe and Mark Garside as they prepare to jet to South Yorkshire. The lads look around the league and a brief foray into the NHL with the Keefe family ties. And with the Friendship Four returning to the SSE Arena this weekend, we look at what's in store and hear from some familiar voices.
Plans

Plans

2019-11-2001:37:21

Adam Keefe has been ringing the changes in the Belfast Giants roster on the back of another point-free weekend. One player is welcomed into the fold as two are shown the door while Belfast try to find a level of successful consistency to their game ahead of a huge weekend in Cardiff. Patrick, Davy and Joel come together to discuss the tough couple of weeks in the Land of the Giants. New face David Goodwin chats to Patrick, Adam Keefe gives his thoughts to Simon and Blair Riley returns to AVFTB ahead of the first games against his old side since leaving in the summer. We also look across some of the action of the weekend and hear your thoughts in this weeks A View From The Bridge.
Just The Two Of Us

Just The Two Of Us

2019-11-1301:14:25

After a terrible weekend for the Belfast Giants, only Davy and Simon are fit to discuss what went wrong at the NIC against the Nottingham Panthers. They are joined by Bobby Farnham and Omar Pacha on this weeks A View from the Bridge. We also head down to training to hear from Curtis Leonard, Rya Lowney and Jeff Mason. Davy and Simon put your questions to Bobby Farnham who gives an insight to being called up to the NHL. Omar Pacha previews his Stars trip back to the SSE Arena. And the lads look at some new faces in the EIHL
Never Forget

Never Forget

2019-11-0601:41:26

Remember, Remember the 5th of November as Back to Back wins over the Coventry Blaze and victory on FreeSports mid week over Fife put the Giants in the driving seat when it comes to form in the EIHL. And they went on to strengthen with the signing of D-Man Ryan Lowney. He is a guest on this weeks AVFTB, along with Mark Garside who answers your Fan Agenda questions. Davy, Joel and Patrick assess what gave the Giants the edge in a 6 point week. We hear an exclusive interview with Patryk Wronka and hear from October’s Player of the Month, Kevin Raine. DOPS handed out some big bans this week.. did they get it right? And we reflect on the career of one Matthew Towe!
Never Ignored

Never Ignored

2019-10-3001:59:02

The Belfast Giants registered their first road win of the season and four point weekend, but not without issues. A thumping win over Dundee was followed by a 6-5 shootout win over the Storm that saw the Giants drop a 4 goal lead. This week A View From The Bridge is joined by Adam Keefe, Danny Stewart and Aaron Murphy. Simon, Davy and Patrick discuss what went right and wrong over the weekend, and look at the new roster regulations released by the EIHL.  Adam Keefe takes on YOUR questions that are listed on The Fan Agenda. Ahead of Wednesdays first live EIHL game of the season on FreeSports, Aaron Murphy chats to Davy as the Giants visit Fife on out TV Screens. And with a home and home series against Coventry this forthcoming weekend, Blaze Head coach, Danny Stewart, chats to Joel.
Teal Shoots

Teal Shoots

2019-10-2301:00:18

Belfast Giants recovered from a shoot out loss on Saturday to take the win and three points form the weekend on Sunday against the Manchester Storm. On this weeks A View From The Bridge we are joined by Adam Keefe and Ben lake to discuss the Giants attempts to restore that winning form. Davy, Joel and Patrick look back at the weekend and how the Giants have been gun to find that scoring touch. Simon pops by training to chat with Ben Lake and Adam Keefe. We look across the league before previewing the weekend against Dundee and Manchester.
Glasgow Kiss

Glasgow Kiss

2019-10-1601:37:20

Despite a tough week for the Belfast Giants, Adam Keefe’s men did qualify for the knockout stages of the Challenge Cup. Three defeats in a week and still no wins on the road mean that there is a lot to deal with for the Giants coaching staff. This week Davy, Simon and Patrick look at what went wrong in Glasgow, the lads reflect on the CHL and defeat in Luleå, asking what the Giants learned form their experience. We hear from head coach Adam Keefe as he attempts to galvanise his side for a domestic revival. We answer your questions in The Fan Agenda, look at whats going on in the EIHL and chat with Manchester Storm head coach Ryan Finnerty ahead of his teams double header in Belfast this weekend.
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