This podcast is one of my favorites period.
There is much to like about the Arsenal Vision Podcast. The crew is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and they clearly love Arsenal. The in-depth discussion of tactics is particularly illuminating and sets these guys apart. All of that said, I often struggle to get through the episodes and will probably look for an alternative. The biggest problem is Elliot, the host. He just isn't as funny as he thinks he is. The jokes that he tries to insert are often juvenile, rude, and disrupt the flow of the discussion. This week's "humor" about rubik's cubes and his wife were particularly puerile. The podcast would be much better off if Elliot concentrated on being an effective ringmaster (reining in the tangents and run-on answers) and gave up the awful attempts at being funny.
Mr. Yankee Gunner are you a huge Arteta admirer? And is that why you have the intro with Arteta? Also this question for Clive or Tim, you hear Guillem Balague talk about Athletico Madrid knowing how to suffer defensively and being very comfortable with wave and wave of attack, Do you think Emery is trying to build a defensive resilience similar to Diego Simeoneâs Athletico?
Most of my gripe has to do with Elliot. At times i feel like he interrupts the guests too often and the manner in which he does it can make me cringe. I understand that Elliot and the other contributors are friends and thatâs probably Elliotâs style of humor / personality but it can be hard to listen to. These instances can also be long winded which don't suit the media of podcasts well. Tweak theses areas and I think you have a great podcast here. Just interrupt less and let the contributors finish their points and the podcast will flow better. Hopefully this can be some meaningful feedback.
This is the best Arsenal podcast out there. But don't take my word for it, take arseblog's, who admits the same and has his own podcast. High praise
This is a great Arsenal podcast, funny with some good insight. Not sure what it says about me, but I donât really mind Elliot.
Love them. Mostly writing because Elliot said you can dislike them but give them a 5 star review. Just kidding. Love the pod. Insightful, very topical & overall fun to listen to.
I heard Elliot ramble on during one of the Arsecasts. I enjoy the banter, and the input.
I started following Arsenal in 2008 by accident. I watched Fulham v Arsenal because McBride and Dempsey played for Fulham. I donât think I ever watched Fulham again, and I still have the 2008 Arsenal kit in my closet. Wenger Ball. This pod is my therapy, I await its arrival and can be seen laughing and shaking my head while in my ears. Elliot, an amazing host(who knew, a former attorney, but honestly better than James Richardson. High praise indeed ). Keeps the pod flowing with maximum interruption. Tim, when I finally make it to London, I want to watch a match with Tim and have a pint after. Absolute Arsenal through and through. Paul, I donât really know what Paul brings, but it is awesome. He makes me smile when I didnât know I could. Lastly Clive, eloquent and passionate, I hang on his every word. This pod should not be free, and is hands down the best Arsenal pod.
Hate all of them equally, somehow find myself listening to every single one
Have listened to this podcast since the beginning, and they continue to get better every single week. Iâve really been impressed with the evolution, and this has quickly become the podcast I look forward to most after Arsenal games.
I am a regular listener of football podcasts and the Arsenal Vision Post Match Podcast is my favorite. I find their post-match analysis insightful, with the Arsenal Vision podcast team pointing out things that I miss during the game.That said, I often find that when I listen to a pod from several weeks before, the player critiques they make are often proved wrong â except for Cliveâs, which are superb. Clive has a better sense of the âbehind the sceneâ (training, player development, team chemistry, etc.) aspects of the game. If Clive ever launches a âstream-of-consciousnessâ podcast, Iâm pretty sure I would subscribe. could listen to him
Currently best Arsenal podcast.
This is a brilliant podcast. Definitely the best Arsenal podcast. They are very humble and reverent towards Arseblog, and I love him too, but honestly I prefer this one. I think they give more in-depth, juicy tactical analysis than Arseblog or any other arsenal cast. Love Elliot's humor and propensity to insult himself. He's honest that he is not the expert and does a great job facilitating the convo for others more knowledgeable about the game. I love the analysis from Clive and Tim especially. I like Paul but sometimes his comments are inappropriate and should probably be removed from the podcast, particularly ones about nationalities or potato-heads or events from the 40's. Overall a great podcast and I listen to it every time.
These guys put out the very best match review podcast and one of the very best Arsenal podcasts period. Clive, Paul, Tim and yes even Elliot do a great job every week trying to cover a very tough team to make sense of. Kudos gentlemen.
If youâre privy to Arsenal FTV Extra Time and or Arsenal Podcasts in general youâll hear a slew of familiar knowledgeable voices that resonate your sentiments and provide data analytics, humor/banter and much more. A great listen when you need an Arsenal binge to make sure your not the only one going crazy...
I just recently found Arsenal Vision and now it's a staple of my podcast rotation. It's witty, incise, and I learn things every time I listen. The crew has great chemistry and really seem to enjoy each other's company. Plus I now know about the Aristocrats, so thanks Paul.
Paul is a god.
i know, i know. probably a low bar to judge from, but this is an actually enjoyable podcast. been listening for awhile and it's hitting its peak now. love the flow and discussion.
Clive's heady analysis and measured delivery is the perfect counterpoint to Elliot's snark, humor and impulsiveness. In a field of quality Arsenal podcasts, this is easily my favorite. Keep up the good work, gentlemen.
Love Elliot and the boys, especially Clive, who's tactical discussions have me riveted each week. The most balanced "amateur" sports podcast I've found. Covers rumors, happenings as well as actual tactics and playing strategies. Plus the banter and chemistry is awesome.
I listen to a lot of general football podcasts - and especially Arsenal having been a fan for almost 50 years - this is the one I listen to the most closely because of the amazing detailed knowledge of tactics and individual performances of the guys - especially Clive whose analysis always makes me think back to the game and nod in agreement! Poz is great also and like other reviews have suggested Eliiot really does grow on you. Tim also adds a lot but more on the general aspects of Arsenal FC which they also cover in depth - the club, th emanager, the transfers, the direction.And they aslo often respond to tweets - keep it up guysPaul
I love this pod. Excellent analysis. Thoughtful points. Sometimes funny. Well put together. Thanks fellas.
I listen to tons of podcasts and this one is definitely my favorite. Great overall analysis; very insightful on tactics but also hilarious!
But I still listen to most episodes
Elliot's voice is insufferable, surpassed in horribleness only by his excessive negativity. Paul's analogies and love of Coq are tiresome. Tim, when not constantly plugging his myriad other projects, is nearly unintelligible as he has the world's worst microphone. New boy to the pod Clive just repeats what he said on his other podcast. I'd criticize James but it's been so long since he's been on I can't remember anything about him. And I can't wait for the next episode.
Rumor has it that Rip Van Winkle listened to an episode with just Paul and Tim and immediately fell into his thirty year slumber. Elliot is better on the recent resurrection of Arse2Mouse but it's the Arsenal Vision hosting gig that gave him the tnerapy to make him less crazy and more self-assured and he remains the most talented and energetic of all amateur football podcasters.
Rational, tactical, analytical discussions (mostly). These guys are fun. Satiate your appetite for the Arsenal between the matches. The moment a new pod is available is nearly as exciting as kickoff on match day.
Before I tumbled upon this podcast, I used to only listen to Arsecast (which I also started listening to not so long ago - maybe 3 years). Initially I loved arsecast extra because the host was hilarious to listen to and the podcast usually had a optimistic view on Arsenal even in the lean periods where you'd see people whining everywhere. I eventually got bored because the opinions on the podcast were not very insightful or thought provoking - just two men agreeing to each other on most things and not focusing on speculations rather than games. Arsenalvision is a welcome relief as they dissect every game in much more detail and provide a different set of opinions. Often there are heated arguments which are not just ramblings but backed by data and observations. Elliot is a very good host who keeps the podcast going if they start digressing and who loves to put guests on spot. Tim is the measured voice on the pod and Paul is the passionate one who defends wenger like his own father and the players like they are all his children - which is what I'd do. Overall I only care for Arsenal games because I'd get to listen to this podcast and no other reason. Took it too far?
Misery loves company ... and this Arsenal podcast. Very good show.
This is the best Arsenal podcast bar none. Intelligent and balanced analysis without any agenda/narrative/stupidity. Tim, Paul, James and Elliot all do a fantastic job. Subscribe and listen.
Honestly, Arsenal Vision grew into one of my favorite Arsenal podcasts. It releases almost immediately following a game, and there is plenty of objective critique amidst the Arsenal rose-tinted glass talk, which is pretty much exactly what I'm looking for. Good stuff, guys, thank you!
Except for Elliot.
Love Elliott's negativity. Tim, SPEAK UP MANPaul's obsession with "Teo" boarders on the disturbing, the pod is more enjoyable when we loose. Keep up the good work fellas
Block Yankeegunner but don't miss one episode of this pod.
Tim, Paul and the gang provide real analysis rather than just jabbering on. Itâs one of my three or four "must-listenâ Arsenal podcasts,
Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit. This is not the highest quality podcast production out there - it doesn't claim to be. What you'll hear among the occasionally static is a wonderful introduction by @meanlean to set the stage, followed by an extremely passionate debate on everything Arsenal. What sets this podcast apart from some of the others, like Arsecast and Arseamerica, is the "home-made" feel that it has. That means you'll sometimes struggle to hear everything; and, yes, you'll likely think it's low quality when you first switch over from Serial or This American Life, but don't let that fool you. Like some Arsenal players - think Ãzil's work rate or Campbell's footwork - this podcast is deceptively good. You really never know what or who you're going to hear on it, and I personally appreciate the unpredictability of each episode. The other thing that sets this podcast apart from the masses is the level of passion that eminates from the host and participants. The final thing that differentiates this podcast is Elliott's hosting style. Admittedly, I initially thought Elliott was pretty annoying, because it seems all he does is complain and then he cuts people off as they try to answer his extremely leading questions. I just thought he was a terrible facilitator and it was really Poz, the writer of great blogs, who I originally wanted to hear. Now, I find myself craving Elliott's sarcasm, passion, and masterful hosting skills whenever he's absent. In other words, this podcast (and Elliott) grows on you very quickly, because you immediately realize that it is very balanced. Paul is uber optimistic, Elliott is super pragmatic, not pessimistic, as you might think, and James is usually the most level-headed of the three who makes the least emotional arguments. What they all have in common is a great love for the Arsenal. Such is Elliott's love for the club that he is unwilling to ever drop his expectations of the club and of every single player on the team. Whether or not those expectations are realistic may be debatable. This podcast is clearly just a hobby for these guys who aren't professional journalists or anything, but they put so much into each podcast - for example, Paul usually watches a match at least twice before a podcast... Yeah, I know, right?Weird! Haha. This is the one Arsenal podcast you can rely on to be up quickest after a match, no matter what time the match was played, and it's good stuff, too -- never feels like it was rushed. I've been listening to this podcast since it started in 2014, and here's how I'd compare the personnel to Arsenal's:Meanlean = Ivan, has blind faith in manager and always stands behind him.Elliott = Wenger, does whatever he wants despite what others say or think.Paul = Ramsey, plays wherever he's needed, sometimes he hosts when Elliott isn't available.James = Walcott, valuable but is often in and out of the team.I give this podcast 5 stars and highly recommend it as an essential listen for all Arsenal supporters.
I wait impatiently for this podcast after every game. Good balance of arguments with Elliot, who I agree with most of the time, James and PIMP. Keep going!
Really enjoy the podcast, but can be long-winded at times.
Love these lads
They do well to fill a void of more Arsenal content throughout my weeks. Very much representative of the many views the fans have of our wonderful club. Keep up the good work, guys!
Very detailed and informative podcast, however Elliot can be the rudest, most condescending host you can imagine. Constantly interrupts fellow podcasters and a nasty penchant for believing his view is gospel. However, he makes valid points. Wish he could just control them more.
No one else does tactical analysis like you'll do. I love that you'll stay away fromIntangibles like mentality and leadership. No one else does healthy debate like you'll do. Special shout out to PIMP who is the Coquelin of the group - I.e. Balancing the attacking instincts of the rest of team
I am a big fan of this podcast. The contrasting styles and opinions of James, Paul, & Elliot makes for a great listen for any Gooner. Keep up the great work!!!
Oustanding Gunner talk, especially the post-match commentary. Always up quickly. Elliott interrupts a bit too often for me, but the content is excellent. Up the Gunners!!!!
As football fans, we know that the market is saturated w/ football/arsenal pods. This one is def in my top 3, along w/ berkamp wonderland and arsecast. These guys are knowledgable, and they praise and criticize the gunners when appropriate. They are not homers, or angry drunk old men that overreact. The 3 guys are smart and funny, and have good chemistry. I really like Elliot, bc he is an American that really knows his stuff, and he can hold his own w/ any other european host. I know Americans are thought of as second class fans, and that drives me crazy, but Elliot is truly a great host. Must listen!!
Exceptional work and analysis on every single match. I enjoy the Yankee voice of Elliot, don't mind a bit of Yankism and Americanish humour. Keep it up boys.. Especially you Gooner Faithful .. I meant Gooner fanatic.. And that man with the pants.
Just a great and thoughtful pod, goes about analysis in a thoughtful way occasionally stopping for a sardonic or crude aside (as opposed to other football pods where *ugh* Banter is the main course and arguing about transfers are the side dishes).Elliot, Paul and James have good chemistry. While Elliot is the moderator he shoehorns his opinions into the winding format of his questions, which is quite funny really.
When I found out that Elliot was running the show, I was worried. I had visions of Mike Myers in a crash helmet and kid harness accepting a Hershey bar moments before he ran off down the street with jungle gym in tow, wrapt in a chocolate & sugar-fueled frenzy. As it turns out, that's about right. Multiple, excited two and three part questions of Paul and guests are interrupted mid-response as the Yank bursts in with his exuberant anti-Giroud invectives and redirections. It's raw and a bit of a mess, but just what one needs after a match. Thankfully, Paul et al temper Elliot's unbridled enthusiasm with wise analysis well placed wit. Get a better name for the podcast and work on the introduction and you'll have a real title contender.