Wherein Our Heroes discuss the recent lamentations over the inaction from VAR referee Mike Jones in Chelsea and Norwich’s recent FA Cup match. Chelsea face a potential transfer ban for signing underage players. Orlando City and Beşiktaş are poised to battle over the services of Cyle Larin, and Calgary Foothills F.C. announce Nik Ledgerwood as a massive addition to the club. Also, we recap the version of Episode 112 that wasn’t.
Wherein Our Heroes share thoughts on the latest season of The Bachelor; BAE is not a fan. John Herdman takes charge of the Canadian men’s soccer program after over six successful years in charge of the #CanWNT. Adam’s father weighs in on the change, as do we, and we are certainly having it. What we are not having is Sid Seixeiro’s recent rant on Tim & Sid. The Canadian Premier League names their first Chairman and Commissioner, a veteran of true Canadian icon: Tim Horton’s. The future bodes well for Les Rouges. This episode couldn’t possibly get any more “True North strong and free”.
Wherein Our Heroes are back for 2018 with a new sound courtesy of Calgary-based musician and producer, Franklin D. Spoiler-laden reviews are delivered for both Godless and The Last Jedi. Former WWE superstar, Virgil, has a helluva time posing as Virgil van Dijk on Twitter. Harry Kane sets a goal-scoring record in 2017, but should he focus more on team-based accolades? We also take a look back at the calendar year that was, and some of the more interesting statistics in the Premier League.
Calgary-based musician and producer Franklin D has been working in the Alberta scene since 2001. Over the last few years he has spent his time behind the kit as drummer and producer of local French-language based garage pop group The Synthetiques. Prior to that, he spent a decade as founding member, bassist and co-producer of local powerhouse Seven Story Redhead. You can catch Franklin D live in the coming months as two new projects unfold, an as-yet-unnamed analog electronic project as well as a new rock and roll band getting set to debut!
Wherein Our Heroes continue their run of good Netflix-loving form, procuring some great ideas for shows to watch from Tam. Kim Jong-un is revealed to support not one, but two clubs, but more bizarre is the fact he’s “good friends” with Italian senator Antonio Razzi. Big Sam cancels Everton’s club Christmas party, the Manchester Derby offers up intrigue, drama, and milk, but isn’t as glorious as Canada’s own Toronto FC claiming the crown of MLS Cup Champions.
Wherein Our Heroes revel in the glorious irreverence provided by the football world this week. Carles Puyol is attacked with a sex toy, Lillestrom’s Aleksander Melgalvis Andreassen places his genitals in the recently-won domestic cup in Norway, and a 17-year old Sunderland supporter may or may not have defecated in his seat. He did urinate in his seat, by his own account. Also Shaktar’s gaffer sports a Zorro outfit after a well-fought Champions League victory against the mighty Manchester City and we discover that Adam is a regular Bill Tench.
Wherein Our Heroes put to bed our infatuation with Stranger Things 2, once and for all. Toronto FC bid to become the first MLS franchise to win the domestic treble, but don’t look all too convincing leading up to the MLS Cup Final. Wayne Rooney scores a cracker from half, Fellaini and Rüdiger suffer from boot problems (with differing attitudes), and Ronaldo gets the bust his handsomeness deserves. Also, inspired by Gareth Bale, we chat about our hypothetical preferred wedding entertainment.
Wherein Our Heroes feel empathy for David Moyes and his bid to save The Hammers from the drop. Sevilla’s manager drops a bomb on his players at half-time against Liverpool, to great effect. Socceroos manager Ange Postecoglou resigns suddenly, forfeiting his opportunity to become the first manager to guide Australia in two World Cups. Also, the first leg of the MLS Conference Finals are discussed at great, great length.
Wherein Our Heroes celebrate both of us having finally completed Stranger Things 2. A double dose of updates are provided, with Patrice Evra on the sidelines until next season, and Social Cut and Shave’s Ed offering up some sage wisdom in the Chelsea Barber Saga – London Crop to follow. Daniele De Rossi gets insubordinate as Italy crash out of Russia 2018, and we love it. We are not havin’ U.S. Soccer’s potentially proposed “Participant Cup”. Also, Bruce Arena pulls a gutsy stint on Fox Sports 1, offering up punditry on his former cadre so soon after cataclysmic failure.
Wherein Our Heroes provide tips on how the Gaffers aren’t just a footy pod, but can spice things up for couples when need be. The first 88.89% of Stranger Things 2 is discussed, Chelsea’s barber is banned from Cobham, and Patrice Evra channels his inner Bruce Lee. Slaven Bilić initiates a 360 review, Rémi Garde finds new life in Montreal, and the Whitecaps crash out of the MLS playoffs. Also, TFC and Red Bulls have a giant meeting of the minds at halftime of their second-leg tilt at BMO Field.