June 16, 2024

Day 45 of the JWAW excursion, Spitzbergen: The SS Wiganer is sabotaged by a glacier

Day 45 of the JWAW excursion, Spitzbergen: The SS Wiganer is sabotaged by a glacier
Day 45 of the JWAW excursion, Spitzbergen: The SS Wiganer meets a rocky end

Fresh from their exhausting expedition to the North Pole AKA Stadium DW, your humble podcasters are grateful of the relative warmth of Studio PWU. Speak not of their abandoned excursion, otherwise sponsors may learn the grisly fate of the vessel… we’ll be in deep trouble if that holiday camp in Southport discover we pinched their rowing boat. Which officially we didn’t.

We’re currently in talks to change the name of the podcast from ‘Progress With Unity’ to ‘Refwatch’ in honour of the magnificent quality of officiating in the Championship/Football League. Let it be known that I, Mr Non-Controversial, did not initiate those discussions, but after the martial arts session last Wednesday I wouldn’t be against such alterations. Speaking of which, I think we forgot to review the QPR game for some weird reason. Call it the ‘phantom game’, if you will, but not in front of Stuart Attwell or *more* karate chopping might ensue!*

Contents: Huddersfield review (0:00) including StatMan (3:00); Lee Nicholls Progress (With Unity) Report (5:40); Rubin Kazan preview and diplomatic incidents (12:45); Nick Powell the Duracell Bunny (17:39); Rubin Kazan factfile and predictions (27:00); Yeovil preview (29:40); Refwatch Mk III (34:25)

Ed Jones on UEFA Europa League branding (full interview here)

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Alright, this edition didn’t have any famous people in it (though I am fairly well-known in certain seedy underground sub-cultures) but you should still listen along for the obscure references and jokes that make no sense due to edited content. Perhaps the PWU iTunes, RSS and app pages might reveal some behind-the-scenes secrets and/or out-takes. On that note, email me if you’d like to see a Christmas compilation special. But I probably won’t get the chance to do it unless you provide timecodes. Timecodes!

*JWAW would like to make clear Mr Attwell is not a violent person. In which case, feel free to initiate judo bouts with him mid-match because you are likely to win.

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