A View From The Bridge : Belfast Giants Official Podcast

A View From The Bridge : Belfast Giants Official Podcast

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Views on the Belfast Giants, EIHL and UK Ice Hockey.


Off Season Special - August 2019
Aug 9 • 112 min
The Belfast Giants roster is complete and it is a little over a week before the first Pre-Season game of the summer, so what better way to prepare than the latest edition of A View From The Bridge. This week Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel look across the…
AVFTB Archive: “Product Placement” - 23/10/2013
Jul 30 • 67 min
As A View from the Bridge plans for its 15th Season of podcasting, we decided to cherry pick a couple of the older editions to revisit.
First up, “Product Placement” from October 2013.

This was one of our final podcasts as an “unofficial” entity, and was…
Off Season Special - June 2019
Jun 13 • 86 min
Back to break up the long summer, A View From The Bridge brings you an exclusive interview with the Belfast Giants new netminder, Shane Owen. Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel return to cast an eye over all the Belfast Giants off season talking points. From…
Two One Hockey Games
Apr 19 • 61 min
In the final A View From The Bridge of the season we join Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel through the Playoff Finals weekend as the Giants took on the Flames and the Devils in hope of completing the full set of domestic trophies. With input from Blair…
Final Four
Apr 10 • 84 min
Following a demolition of the Coventry Blaze, the Belfast Giants prepare for the Final Four with the opportunity of making history. A View from the Bridge returns to deal with the nerves and anticipation ahead of the weekend. Davy, Patrick and Simon chat…
Champions - Part 2
Apr 4 • 87 min
In the second of two Elite League Championship winning special podcasts, the lads are joined by Head Coach Adam Keefe who answers YOUR Fan Agenda questions. We cast out eye over March’s Player of the Month nominees. Reflect on the Giants Award night…
Champions - Part 1
Apr 3 • 80 min
The Belfast Giants are the Elite League Champions 2018-19! In the first of two special editions of A View From The Bridge we hear the reactions from the Belfast Giants themselves at the Crown Plaza on the night the championship was clinched. Davy, Simon,…
#19
Mar 26 • 138 min
In a very special edition of A View From The Bridge, Patrick, Davy Simon and Joel are joined by a whole host of guests to pay tribute to the remarkable career of Colin Shields. On the announcement of Shields impending retirement from the game, we hear…
Long Runs The Fox
Mar 20 • 95 min
The final weeks of the EIHL season are rapidly falling upon us. In a matter of 10 days the destination of the 2018-19 EIHL Title will be certain, but that team is yet to be determined. In this weeks A View From The Bridge we look back at a 4 point weekend…
#Back2Back
Mar 13 • 62 min
Your Belfast Giants have retained the Challenge Cup and become the first ever Giants team to retain a trophy (other than the “intu Cup”) in the clubs almost 20 year history! In a special edition of AVFTB recorded through the day we look back at a…
The Fat of the Clan
Mar 6 • 91 min
It’s Challenge Cup Final week for the Belfast Giants as they prepare to face the Guildford Flames in Cardiff this Sunday. But before that A View From The Bridge looks back over the last week of games against Fife, Sheffield and Manchester. Kevin Raine is…
The Thin Red Line
Feb 27 • 104 min
Following a pulsating and enthralling couple of games between the best in the EIHL, A View From The Bridge returns to pick at the bones of whatever is left from the battles that ensued between Belfast and Cardiff. Jordan Smotherman, Adam Keefe and Aaron…
Clash of Clans
Feb 21 • 92 min
An eventful week for the Belfast Giants, 1 opponent, 2 victories in 3 games and progression to yet another Challenge Cup final. And topped off with Stephen Murphy’s Testimonial festivities in the last few days. A View From The Bridge covers all of this…
Murphy’s Law
Feb 13 • 109 min
Five points from six available for the Belfast Giants over the weekend and a cracking week ahead with 3 games against Glasgow and Stephen Murphy’s Testimonial next Tuesday. So with that, A View From The Bridge chats to the man of the moment Stephen Murphy…
Going For A Castlereagh Knight
Feb 6 • 79 min
Paddy might be away but as Freddy Mercury (Black) said, “The Show Must Go On” Davy, Simon & Joel are joined by Jonathan Boxill & Andrew Dickson, plus there are interviews with Jonathan Ferland & AVFTB POTM Josh Roach. We disect the previous weekends games…
Dedication’s What You Need
Jan 30 • 88 min
Four games in five days is a challenge for the Belfast Giants, but with 3 wins in 3 they set up the Semi Final with the Glasgow Clan the right way. AVFTB looks back at the weekend’s result and the achievement by Colin Shields to become the leagues leading…
More Clubs Than Faldo
Jan 23 • 86 min
A tough weekend for the Giants as they travelled to the home of the reigning champions and returned empty-handed. A rarity this season for Adam Keefe’s men but an added challenge in the race for the EIHL title. This week we look back at that weekend…
Norn Arlan
Jan 16 • 72 min
A scintillating weekend of European ice hockey at the SSE Arena culimated in a pulsating battle between the Belfast Giants and Arlan Kokshetau culminating in the Kazakstan team lifing the IIHF Continental Cup title. In a special A View From The Bridge we…
#WheresTommy?
Jan 9 • 104 min
A MASSIVE WEEKEND lies ahead for the Belfast Giants as the final of the IIHF Continental Cup comes to the SSE Arena in Belfast. But before that we have time to reflect on a big 4 point weekend at home to the Sheffield Steelers. Curtis Leonard, Ryan…
Dipsy Doodle
Jan 3 • 86 min
Four points from Six for the Belfast Giants as they took on Milton Keynes, Glasgow and Dundee over the weekend in the EIHL. And with the Sheffield Steelers in town this weekend, A View From The Bridge catches up with Colin Shields. Davy, Simon and Joel…
SEE YA
Dec 28, 2018 • 83 min
A festive A View From The Bridge looks back at the weekends games against the Manchester Storm. We hear from Adam Keefe and Kendall McFaull, and discuss sprouts! Patrick, Simon and Joel discuss the departure of Francis Beauvillier and the return of Chris…
Driving Home For Christmas
Dec 19, 2018 • 119 min
In a week that witnessed the Giants qualify for the Semi-Final of the Challenge Cup and Darcy Murphy put 4 goals by the Storm in Altrincham, A View from the Bridge discusses these and the defeat in Glasgow on Saturday. Jonathan Ferland answers your…
Home At Last
Dec 11, 2018 • 90 min
17 consecutive EIHL games on the road have come to an end and the Belfast Giants have returned to action at the SSE Arena. A View From The Bridge looks across the weeks games from the defeat in Dundee to the victory over Cardiff and all besides. Hunter…
Captain, Coach, Century
Dec 5, 2018 • 109 min
On the eve of his 100th game behind the bench for the Belfast Giants, Adam Keefe joins A View from the Bridge to answer your questions and reflect on a week where the Giants put one foot in the Challenge Cup semi-finals and split the weekend with the…
Fight Fire With Fire!
Nov 28, 2018 • 92 min
Having doused the Flames and extinguished the Lightning, the Giants fought their way to two tough 4 points and sustained their position at the top of the EIHL table. Kendall McFaull, Adam Keefe and Kevin Raine are all part of this weeks podcast as the…
We’re On Our Way!
Nov 21, 2018 • 114 min
Continental Cup action for the Belfast Giants, compounded with the excesses of AVFTB Live and the prospect of the NCAA Friendship Four in the weekend to come means there is A LOT to unpack in this weeks A View From the Bridge. We are also joined by Josh…
0181 811 81 81
Nov 14, 2018 • 106 min
What a weekend for your EIHL leading Belfast Giants, two dominant victories over two potential title rivals and a statement of intent to the rest of the league. Kyle Baun, Hunter Bishop, Jim Vandermeer and Adam Keefe all join the podcast this week to…
Live By The Spear…
Nov 7, 2018 • 84 min
The Belfast Giants are on somewhat of a roll, yet the challenges come thick and fast. Following a successful 6 point road trip across Scotland, next up are the Nottingham Panthers and Cardiff Devils. David Rutherford and Tyler Beskorowany are the guests…
Road Warriors
Oct 31, 2018 • 92 min
Four points taken from two overtime victories means that there was a lot of excitement from the weekend for the Belfast Giants. Blair Riley and Adam Keefe join us to discuss the on-going victories on the road. Simon, Davy and Patrick cast their eye over…
Beskomania
Oct 24, 2018 • 87 min
3 Games in 3 Nights for the Giants drew only 4 points from the 6 available. Guildford stood in the way of a magnificent winning streak, yet there were still positives to draw. We are joined this week by Tyler Beskorowany, Jim Vandermeer, Colin Shields and…
Make It Raine
Oct 17, 2018 • 103 min
Can you believe that signing news may have overshadowed the fact Giants had yet another 6 point week? Well maybe not “overshadowed”, but we have plenty to talk about and we’ll be hearing from Kevin Raine on his return to Belfast. Andy Dalton joins us to…
Dwyer, Dwyer, Pants On Fire
Oct 10, 2018 • 110 min
We are in a good mood, 6 points from the weekend and a “goal” from Patrick Dwyer that has entertained the hockey world. So we’ve dug deep and brought you an action packed podcast with no fewer than 8 guests to give their in depth hockey opinion. Who are…
YAZZ!
Oct 3, 2018 • 113 min
Adam Keefe and Lewis Hook join the lads to talk about the current tough times at the Belfast Giants. With the split weekend against Dundee, the departure of Paul Thompson from Sheffield, Septembers Player of the Month, answering YOUR questions in The Fan…
Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit Rabbit
Sep 26, 2018 • 95 min
3 defeats in a week, but lets not be down-hearted! A View From The Bridge is back to give opinion on what went wrong against Nottingham and Fife. Colin Shields returns to the show with a fantastic chat about his first experiences in North America, “Sauce”…
Oh Baby!
Sep 18, 2018 • 111 min
Belfast Giants are 4 from 4 in the Challenge Cup and we have a bumper edition of A View from the Bridge to look back at the weekends victories. Mark Garside answers your questions in The Fan Agenda. We have Gary Moran, Todd Dutiaume, Adam Keefe, Tyler…
Know When To Fold Them
Sep 11, 2018 • 75 min
Four Points in the Challenge Cup for the Belfast Giants, and AVFTB is back to look across all the action. Darcy Murphy is front and centre as guest on this weeks A View From The Bridge. Sunday’s Hat-Trick Hero answers YOUR questions on The Fan Agenda.…
Peterborough Petes Special
Sep 5, 2018 • 37 min
Liam Kirk, Derrick Walser, Rob Wilson and Andrew Verner are all guests in a special A View From The Bridge. Patrick attended Liam Kirk’s first home game in the OHL for the Peterborough Petes at the Memorial Centre as they took on local rivals, the Oshawa…
Off Season Special - August 2018
Aug 23, 2018 • 89 min
It’s the final Off Season Special of the summer and with hockey firmly on the near horizon the lads are getting excited. Steve Thornton, Colin Shields and Dustin Johner are the guests as Patrick, Davy, Simon and Joel contemplate, among other things, the…
Off Season Special - June 2018
Jun 4, 2018 • 98 min
After a longer hiatus than usual, AVFTB is back and has brought the name of the latest signing on the Belfast Giants roster. Simon, Patrick and Davy are joined by AVFTB’s latest recruit, Joel Neil to discuss the merits of the newbie and cast their eye…
All She Wrote
Apr 5, 2018 • 98 min
The Belfast Giants quest for silverware is now over and in the last podcast of the season it’s just Patrick, Simon and Davy talking over the quarterfinals against the Nottingham Panthers. They look ahead to potentials changes, who they think will win the…
Mc Cleaned Up
Mar 28, 2018 • 89 min
A 5th Place Finish for the Belfast Giants in the Regular Season is assessed in this weeks A View From The Bridge. The lads chat to players and fans at the Awards Night and look ahead to the weekend’s big games against the Nottingham Panthers in the EIHL…
Final Days
Mar 21, 2018 • 92 min
With Cardiff picking up the League and Conference Title on Belfast ice last Saturday, A View from the Bridge assesses the Giants performances and looks ahead to the build up to playoffs. Mark Garside is our guest and we also hear from Adam Keefe and Jim…
Ducking Rural
Mar 14, 2018 • 112 min
After the Giants took a thumping victory over the Fife Flyers, Simon, Davy and Patrick convened to cast an eye over the weekends performances against Braehead and Nottingham. Referee Andrew Dalton dropped by to talk Team Stripes. Adam Keefe looks ahead to…
Bringing It Home
Mar 7, 2018 • 110 min
The Belfast Giants are the Challenge Cup Champions of 2018 and this week on A View from the Bridge we look back at Sundays game in great detail. Adam Keefe and Matt Towe reflect on what they think gave theGiants the edge. Clan Head Coach, John Tripp,…
Up for the Cup
Feb 27, 2018 • 94 min
It’s Cup Final Week! Ahead of the big game on Sunday, the lads reflect the precursor by casting their eye over the games last weekend against the Steelers and our Cup Final opponents, the Cardiff Devils. Adam Keefe joins us to preview the forthcoming…
Valentine Weekend Massacre
Feb 21, 2018 • 105 min
A week or promise and opportunity sadly ended in dejection and disappointment. A View from the Bridge attempts to pick over the bones on one of the seasons most unexpected weekends and asks what the Giants need to do to get their winning mojo back ahead…
I Bleed Teal
Feb 13, 2018 • 128 min
What an edition of A View From The Bridge we have for you this week. Trainer for the Belfast Giants and Team GB, Jason “Taff” Ellery joins the panel to give his views on the last week for the Belfast Giants and share one or two stories from his time on…
Whistle While You Work
Feb 6, 2018 • 93 min
The AVFTB team are joined by Joel Neil to look back at the Challenge Cup victory over Nottingham, and the split 6 point weekend against Cardiff. Todd Dutiaume speaks to Davy ahead of the Friday night’s visit of Fife And Jackson Whistle answers YOUR…