Destruction in The Box
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Weekly A-League podcast hosted by Rudi Edsall, Andrew Clark, Chris Aloi and Dan Fisher.

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    Ruud Gullit On The Xbox

    This week we examine the back end of the split round and chat worldies, Kurz-bots and failed panenkas with special guest Josh Parish.

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    Flexing In The Box

    Round 20 was split between powerhouse performances, pathetic efforts and some pretty nice goals.

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    Aussies In The Box

    This week the boys want Arzani in the Socceroos squad (OK, that’s not just this week), talk about the Sydney Killbots, their generous opponents and old favourite Dino Djulbic.

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    Mierzejewski In The Box

    Round 18 and we’re covering all angles; majestic Poles, Australia Day, decent blokes, our new overlord Bert and schoolboy errors.

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    Squirrel Grip In The Box

    Round 17 was full of golazos, gastro and questionable grips. We discuss all the action and take a look at who’s disappointed us this season.

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    Decent Bloke In The Box

    This week regular programming resumes with Dan returning to the couch. The lads wonder if Newy can catch Sydney, while discussing FK Velington’s improvement and one particular “decent bloke."

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    Nelly In The Box

    Ride wit us as we talk a lot of Nelly Yoa and some football with our special guest Ante Jukić.

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    Halfway In The Box

    Woah! We're halfway there! We run the rule over each team's season while we nurse our New Years hangovers.

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    Who's Up There In The Box

    We relive Round 11 so you don't have to! We're talking VAR, a bit of football, and find a place for poetry.

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    Destrucción en la caja

    Round 10! Will our Melbourne City correspondent joins us on the couch filling in for the Honeymooning Dan to talk Derby pantsings, Victory's woes and mutual terminations . All the usual stuff including the preview of "Spanish Round"

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    Bouzanis Back In The Box

    Round 9: it's Dean time! We get out in the rain for a look at all this week's A-League action. We're talking crowds, comebacks and cooked metrics.

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    Hocking Loogies In The Box

    This week the lads talk rogue ball kids and try to make sense of Perth Glory (but have a pretty good handle on Brisbane and Victory). With six red cards to dissect there’s no shortage of fun.

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    Low Hanging Fruit In The Box

    This week we analyse a higher than usual number of goalie howlers, chat about Roar and Victory getting off the mark and notice a strange phenomenon involving the A-League's favourite elbow.

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    No Glory In The Box

    This week the lads wax lyrical about Newy and CCM, talk viciously about Perth, Victory and Brisbane. They wonder if Ross McCormack actually got bigger in the past week and then backed over Perth again.

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    Turnovers In The Box

    It's Round 5! Roy and the Jets continue their winning ways, VAR made us scratch our heads yet again and we dive into the mind of Marc Warren.

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    Kisses In The Box

    This week we look at a hectic Pindrop Derby, pay respect to Joyce's City, decide Victory are utter piss and put the mozz on Bart.

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    Vinnie Outside the Box

    The first Sydney Derby of the season is in the books and the points have been shared. We also talk about Vinnie Lia's not one, but TWO thunder bastards. The naivety of the CCM defence, if Newcastle can keep their momentum going after the horrific injury to Ronald Vargas and of course everyone's favourite topic VAR.

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    Total Paolo In The Box

    Round 2 of the A-League and it's all about Daniel! (De Silva, not Cobb). We talk Ange-gate, the Reds' late show and continue to fap shamelessly over Ronald Vargas.

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    Marginalia In The Box

    It's Roy 1! The Jets raid the pantry in the best F3 derby in years; we shake Graeme Arnold's hand, drool over the Wanderers' Spanish Armada and develop a crush on Keegan Smith.

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    Season 17/18 Preview - Week 2

    The winter codes are done, the A-League is back this weekend! This week we take a look at Newcastle, Sydney FC, Perth, Wellington & Western Sydney as well as our predictions for Round 1.

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    Season 17/18 Preview - Week 1

    We're back! On our first pod of the 17/18 season, we run the rule over  Adelaide, Brisbane, CCM and both Melbourne teams.

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    First Annual Golden Gallop Awards

    With the 2016/17 A-League season finally over and the Sydney KillBots winning the toilet seat, we’re thanking you by hosting the first annual Golden Gallops awards, recognising outstanding achievements in the field of comedy, shabbiness and general A-League-ness. Nominees include Michael Theo, Tim Cahill and Roy Billings. Thanks for listening over the last seven months, and we’ll see you next season.

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    Review In The Box

    On the final pod for 2016/17, we discuss shit pitches, Sydney KillBots, concussion protocols, AFC sanctions and more.

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    Coward In The Box

    On this week's pod the lads talk cowardly formation changes, Harry Kewell's coaching credentials, VAG-watch, and more.

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    Reddy Outside The Box

    Dan and Chrisso are back for this week's pod, where the lads talk about Liam Reddy's aspirations to play as a midfielder, the bin fire that is Newcastle's season, departing players and much more.

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    Care In The Box

    We have an intruder in the box this week, with City correspondent Will Castley joining Rudi and Clarky in lieu of Dan and Chrisso. The lads go through City's care factor, the Sydney Killbot Factory, RoboRef and more.

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    Hoole In The Dogbox

    The regular season is nearly over! It's all about who is going to make finals, who is going to get a deliberate yellow card, who's going to capitulate and who still gives a shit.

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    Fist In The Box

    On this week's pod the boys discuss the Socceroos' bizarre formation, the Sydney killing machine, squads that are already on holiday and fistings.

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    Ross In The Box

    This week the guys talk about Ross Aloisi allegedly punching Jacobo Ramallo in the back, City rocking Brandan T-shirts and some football that may have happened.

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    Hosed Mule In The Box

    On this week's episode the lads talk split rounds, swamp-pitches, Socceroos bolters, the NZ national team (really) and hosed mules.

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    South Sydney In The Box?

    On this week's pod the lads discuss the South Sydney expansion bid, Paul Izzo's customary brain fade, Sydney's unrelenting murder machine and hosed mules.

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    Sinkholes In The Box

    On this week's pod the boys talk Suncorp sinkholes, Manny Muscat's defensive nous, Peter Filopolous's commitment to worker's rights, FBK's contract maialse and much more.

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    Nutmegs in the Box

    This week the DITB boys talk the RBB's ill-advised banner, the evergreen Thomas Broich, bad refereeing, Brisbane's resilience and more.

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    Gimmicks In The Box

    On our 50th episode, the lads talk about the resounding success of defender's round, free sauce, the summer of Poscoleiro and more.

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    Boozanis Back In Your Box

    On this week's pod the lads talk racist tirades, Melbourne buses, Kenny Lowe quotes, a reasonably eventful Melbourne derby and more.

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    Monty In The Box

    On this week's pod the lads talk the Reddy v Montgomery derby, Syndey's rigidity, Perth's bizarre season, Timmy Timmy Timmy and Nabbout for the Tobin.

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    Alternative Facts In The Box

    This week the boys talk international flights, shit walls and Aussie guns and you won't believe who's been tweeting about the A-League!

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    Snakes In The Box

    We get positively reptilian as we take a look at all the Round 15 A-League action. We chat about the Sydney Derby, Adelaide's new hero and don't mention Jack Clisby once.

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    Tuna and Mayo In The Box

    On this week's episode the lads talk about Sydney's invincibility, the ongoing #SummerOfNige, Nick Meredith's 'jokes' and Adelaide's uncanny ability to play the exact same game every week.

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    Beer Can In The Box

    We're back! We have a look at the festive season's A League feast and see how each team are traveling as we reach the halfway point of the season.

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    Butcher In The Box

    On this week's episode, the boys dissect the Melbourne Derby, write off Perth, uncover a piece of classic A-League commentary and Clarky tees right off on a City marquee - you'll have to listen to find out which one!

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    Rat King In The Box

    A top of the table clash, Newy roll Perth, Brisbane's Great Dane and Bes gets busy. We cover all of the above and a bunch of other, less tagline worthy fare as we review Week 10 of the A-League.

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    Murder Outside The Box

    This week the boys - sans Chrisso - talk cautiously about Adelaide's resurgence, the burgeoning City v Brisbane rivalry, Victory's wastefulness and random profanity.

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    Clizzle Sizzles In The Box

    This week the lads discuss Paul Izzo's form, Jack Clisby's elite forward play, Besart Berisha's temperament and #Tim #Cahill's #Instagram #Account.

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    Stray Bulut In The Box

    It's week 7 of the A-League, Clarky's back and the boys talk left-field defensive signings, long winded goal celebrations, pay respect to Paul Izzo & with an overwhelming sense of deja vu, administer the last rites to Adelaide's season.

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    Dont Let Dino In The Box

    On this week’s Clarky-less episode the remaining lads talk Sydney’s flawless start to the season, their concerns for Adelaide, the newly christened Nullarbor Knockout and the new obergruppenführer in town, Maxi Beister.

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    Pain In The Box

    This we take a look at the Big Blue featuring Dave Carney, the Mariners and the Nix's first wins of the season and discuss possible Young Player of the Year candidates (not Johnny Koutroumbis).

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    Yoshi Cahill In The Box

    This week the boys discuss each other's A-League names, Kenny Lowe's baseball cap, Alex Brosque's weird head, Kerem Bulut's disciplinary issues and the odd spot of football including the seven goal thriller at Etihad and City's home win against a luckless Adelaide outfit.

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    Kenny Sent To The Box

    It's a Rudiless ship this week as Clarky, Chrisso and Dan talk Kenny Lowe taking one for the team, Adelaide being behind the eight ball again and the Summer of Nigel (Boogaard). The boys also have ample opportunity to get stuck into some classic A-League goalkeeping after an action packed weekend.

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    ‘Arry In the Inbox

    This week the boys discuss the newly anointed Tim Cahill Football League, the Melbourne Derby, Sydney's form and Harry Redknapp's emails to the CCM members.

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    Clowns In The Box

    With Rudi and Dan having temporarily abandoned their posts it's up to Clarky and Chris to fill you in on the opening round of A-League action. Comfortingly, shit jokes and references to Jack Clisby still feature prominently.

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    Season 16/17 Preview Week 2

    The other football codes are finished and this weekend the 2016/17 edition of the A-League finally kicks off! The guys look at the ins & outs for Melbourne City, Sydney FC, Central Coast Mariners, Brisbane Roar & Perth Glory and do their best to preview week one's set of fixtures.

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    Season 2016/17 Preview Week 1

    Despite our best judgement and the legal advice of a myriad of lawyers, we're back for a second bite of the cherry in the 2016/17 season of the A-League. On this episode the lads preview Adelaide, Newcastle, Western Sydney Wanderers, Melbourne Victory and Wellington Phoenix.

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    Finish In The Box

    After 30 episodes, 19 written complaints, 25 El Tuna goals, 144 matches and one ASIO raid, here is the final episode of Destruction In The Box for 2016. We talk amazing comebacks, hostile crowds, discuss the season that was and preview the grand final.

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    Fornaroli In The Box

    This week the Destruction in the Box lads talk brilliant bicycle kicks, ridiculous red cards, stupendous stoppage-time winners and all the finals action you didn’t know you wanted. There's also a comprehensive review of each of the bottom four teams' seasons.

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    Izzo Outside The Box

    THIS WEEK - The Premiers Plate! Finals! Heartbreak! Chokes! Brawls! Laurie Thomas! Ross Aloisi! Niche gags that about 7 people will get! Plus - Glenn Moss Wins, Paul Izzo Loses, Dan Says Things About Fixturing & Stefan Mauk Bashes An Assistant Manager.

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    Fully Committed In The Box

    On this week's (very loose) Destruction in the Box podcast, the guys anoint Brisbane Roar the 2015/16 Premiers, discuss whether or not Perth can actually do it and quote lengthy excerpts from award winning Kiwi author Ben Sigmund's new book.

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    Mickey Mouse In The Box

    On this week's pod the partied-out DITB boys (minus Dan) discuss Melbourne City's new-found favouritism, Arnie's status as the comedy icon of the A-League and Ernie Merrick's questionable press conference comments.

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    Keogh In The Box

    On this week's pod we take a look at the two point gap separating the top four teams, leaving us to make confused, non-committal noises whilst shrugging; make some bad Simpson's jokes, query Brisbane's away form, Clarky takes issue with City's crowds (again) and we discuss the relative merits of some of the A-League's glovemen.

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    39 Minutes In The Box

    In this week's express-paced pod, we look at a couple of brutal beatings that were dished out, make hardly any fun of Sydney FC's woes, salute City's solidity on the road while Dan shows off his true colours.

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    Calamity In The Box

    In a sweaty Destruction in the Box the boys discuss Brisbane's defending, Brisbane's attacking, Bruno Fornaroli's finishing clinic, Adelaide's ascent to the peak, the doom and gloom at Gosford and the Matilda's brilliant Olympics qualifying campaign.

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    Bruces In The Box

    With Rudi a late omission, Chrisso hosts Greensborough's favourite A-League podcast as the panel chat about the Carney curse, hot Bruce injections, the Jets mini-resurgence and question the Heart of Melbourne City.

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    Morten In The Box

    This week the lads try and make sense of the utterly bonkers Perth v Brisbane game, Chris brings back some first hand intel from the lockout city derby and Rudi gives some love to the world class level of celebrations from round 20.

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    Blake In The Box

    It's a full house again on the Destruction in the Box podcast, with crowd behaviour, Sydney FC, refereeing and goalkeeping all up for a kicking, while everyone was so blown away by Blake Powell that it's lucky the pod wasn't 55 minutes of stunned silence.

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    Jets Out Of The Box

    On this week's pod, the Jets bomb Melbourne City while Clarky nods approvingly; we look at all the talking points on the pitch and from the stands when the league's two biggest clubs meet while we're sadly light on for Lucho references as the DITB crew examine all the A-League's games and rodent siblings from Round 18.

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    Mayo In The Box

    The DITB boys sink their teeth into a few meaty issues this week, with David Carney, the FFA and Wellington Phoenix in the firing line, while the lads (mostly Chrisso) remain #LocoForLucho and discuss the liberal application of egg-based condiments in Perth.

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    Tepid In The Box

    With a fairly turgid offering from the A-League in Round 16, the boys have to resort to making gags about Daniel Beltrame and Richard Kitzbichler. Some time is set aside, however, to discuss Adelaide's form, City's imperious front three, Wellington's slide and who Melbourne Victory will take to the ACL.

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    Andy In The Box

    On the round 15 pod the lads discuss the Sydney sucker punch, the Victory's warning shot to the league, City's Caceres shenanigans (surprisingly, Clarky's not a fan) and the Adelaide fans' siren thing that they're allowed to have for some reason.

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    Snuggles In The Box

    On the round 14 Destruction in the Box podcast the boys (minus Dan) discuss the City v Wanderers epic, the Victory’s battling point away to CCM, Marcelo Carrusca’s class, and whether or not the A-League will ever manage to kick a game off on time.

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    Headbutts In The Box

    The football festivities continue on this week's episode, featuring some constructive criticism on head-butting techniques when we relive the big moments in New Year's Eve 'Miracle on Masterfoods'.

    Admissions of error, retro Adelaide United jerseys, Jordan Elsey and the Slippery Fish all get a mention as Chris, Dan and Clarky air their expert opinions on all the happenings in this round of A-League action

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    Salesman In The Box

    On the Round 12 pod the boys give Aaron Mooy some rare criticism, discuss why Victory can't win the Championship, anoint the Wanderers the favourites, and indulge in some light to medium defamation.

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    Incontinence In The Box

    On the new DITB Pod, Clarky is finally convinced on City's credentials (sort of), Dan's still beating Adelaide's drum, and everyone owes Perth an apology for doubting them.

    The guys also bemoan Jacques Faty's decision making in his own penalty area, wonder why Filip Holosko didn't take Sydney's penalty, pontificate on the safety of Tony Walmsley's job and run through their Christmas wish list for the A-League.

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    Jeggo Outside the Box

    On the round 10 episode of Destruction In The Box, Rudi, Clarky, Dan and Chris discuss the Wanderers statement making win over Melbourne Victory, Adelaide's late show against Sydney and wax lyrical about City's front three - again.

    Undeterred by the six pack he cost himself last week, Chrisso drops a huge prediction and opens up about his addiction to niche podcasting.

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    Defamation in the Box

    The lads return this week for a guaranteed 100% defamation free* episode of Destruction in the Box! Clarky remains unsold on City despite them scoring goals for fun, while Chris and Rudi castigate the FFA and New Zealand Football for the all round shambles that was the game Nix v Victory game in Auckland. Dan meanwhile has become a full Andreu convert, and all the guys like what the Wanderers are doing.

    * Not a guarantee

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    Everyone in the Box

    It's a full house for the first time on the Destruction in the Box Podcast this week, and Rudi, Clarky, Dan and Chris waste no time sinking their teeth into the issues that led to the fan walkouts, with the FFA and some journalists coming in for a huge whack.

    The lads also talk a bit of football, with a now customary Aaron Mooy lovefest, the rise of the Wanderers, and a tipped Adelaide United resurgence all up for discussion.

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    Chris & Clarky in the Box

    This week Chrisso and Clarky hold the fort in the absence of Rudi and Dan. They discuss goalless draws, hack journalists, the Wanderers juggernaut, shameless shock jocks and the West Australian sun.

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    Mole In The Box

    Chris and Clarky are reunited with Dan in this week's pod - Rudi is sitting out for some well earned birthday leave. The lads dissect the epic Big Blue, pick over Adelaide United's winless carcass and check each other for moles while casting their expert eyes over the week that was and the games ahead in Australia's top flight.

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    Blazing In The Box

    On the round 5 edition of Destruction in the Box, Rudi, Clarky and Chris sing City’s praises and suggest that the bell may shortly toll for Guillermo Amor at Adelaide. The bizarre refereeing decisions in the Newcastle v WSW game come in for some criticism, as do the FFA for their Cup final ticketing strategy. 

    The lads then reminisce about where they did on November 16, 2005 – everyone remembers exactly where they were when Aloisi put the penalty in – before some discussion about the upcoming Socceroos games takes place.

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    Squatting In The Box

    The Round 4 Destruction in the Box opens with a discussion about the ludicrous penalty non-call in the CCM v Sydney game before heaping praise on Newcastle again. 

    Brisbane's strike force are also fawned over, while Chris has a novel suggestion to try and help Adelaide regain sorely lacking confidence in front of goal.

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