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The unofficial podcast for Old Glory DC rugby fans
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Episode Notes As we tackle the slobberknocker of a match with the New England Free Jacks and take a look at the next three games, Ishmail Shabazz joins us to talk about his rugby journey, his playing style, and how the team is coming together for a final playoff push. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes We break down a high-flying win over Anthem, then look at the big upcoming match against the Free Jacks. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes As we break down the Seattle match and take a look at the home stretch, Rob Harley joins us to talk about coming from Scotland, working hard, and why he hasn't scored more tries. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes Head coach Simon Cross joins us to talk through his journey into rugby, what he expects from the team, how OGDC is growing rugby in the region, where Danny Tusitala has been, and more. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
He's heating up!

He's heating up!

2024-05-1553:00

Episode Notes Two wins in a row for Old Glory! After illness and technical difficulties sunk last week's episode, we return to recap Old Glory's two momentum-shifting wins ahead of the bye week. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Until further notice

Until further notice

2024-05-0254:14

Episode Notes After leading off with a spicy take from twitter, we get into some mid-season grades and preview the pivotal upcoming match against Miami. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Must win game?

Must win game?

2024-04-2551:32

Episode Notes After yet another disappointing home game, we go into what this team seems to be missing and ask the question: is this upcoming game against Utah a must-win? About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes A two part episode after the bye week, with AKP and Fitzy breaking down the draw against LA, then guest host Rollie joining to talk to AKP about where the team is at the first bye week and look ahead the looming menace of Houston. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes We start off with some reasons not to be too disappointed by the too-close-for-comfort win over Anthem, then look ahead to the matchup against RFC LA. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes After an update on the Jama situation, we vent our frustrations about the San Diego match and glean what positives we can. Then we look forward to an easier match against Anthem this weekend. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
The Key Word is Patience

The Key Word is Patience

2024-03-2101:03:14

Episode Notes We dive into the home opener against Chicago and the myriad of things that went well and poorly. We spend quite a chunk of time on Jama's red card, then take a look at the upcoming match against a good (but maybe not great) San Diego Legion. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes After the match against Chicago on Saturday, I got the chance to grab some comments from Old Glory players and staff. Enjoy this special episode of post-match interviews! Regular episode on Wednesday. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Satisfying

Satisfying

2024-03-1454:48

Episode Notes Is there anything quite as satisfying as upsetting a rival on the road? We breakdown the glorious match last weekend and how we're feeling about this team two weeks into the season. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Not the Start We Wanted

Not the Start We Wanted

2024-03-0601:00:11

Episode Notes Saturday didn't go as planned, and we have a go at figuring out why. Then take a look at the big matchup coming up, against the New England Slap Jacks. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
It's Answers Time

It's Answers Time

2024-02-2801:06:10

Episode Notes The season is finally here, and we set about previewing the first match against NOLA. We've spent the whole off-season thinking and speculating, and now it's time to get some answers! About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes Well, this time next week we'll be previewing an upcoming match to kick off MLR 2024. So this week, we wrap up the off-season by talking about OGDC's last-minute roster additions and the preseason matches around the league. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes A very special episode this week as we interview OGDC owner Chris Dunlavey. We get into a lot of different topics: the crazy off-season, new head coach Simon Cross, the Eagles, the Anthem, the new stadium, and more. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Episode Notes After spilling a bit of inside news about Old Glory, we talk about all the crazy ideas floating around for hosting rugby events in American, and AKP shares an idea of his own. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
Full Roster Deep Dive

Full Roster Deep Dive

2024-02-0201:02:56

Episode Notes It's a hefty episode this week as we five into our thoughts, fears, and predictions for Old Glory's 2024 roster. There's also a ton of news from around the league, with new smart balls, trade controversy, and a successful conclusion to the unionization push. Mentioned in this episode: 7 Charts that show how the 2024 OGDC roster is different About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
This Roster is DEEP

This Roster is DEEP

2024-01-2543:43

Episode Notes We start of with some good OGDC news, talking about the re-signing of Niko Jones and the great depth of the roster in general. We also talk about the new entry into the league, Anthem Rugby Carolina, and touch on the updated roster. About the hosts John Fitzpatrick Runs the Rugby Morning newsletter Hosts MLR Coffee Break on MLR Weekly (Rugby Wrap Up) Hosts USA Rugby Happy Hour on Twitter Spaces Twitter: @rugbymorning Alistair Kirsch-Poole Writer/editor for Glorious Rugby Runs Tackle the Numbers Twitter: @AlistairKP
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