The Gaffers hope you spent a lovely Valentine’s Day, with the one(s) you love. Bring it home, lads…
Wherein Our Heroes come down with a bout of Olympic Fever and reminisce about John Parr’s classic “St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion)”. Antonio Conte distances himself further from Chelsea by heaping praise on a potential replacement and Hope Solo doesn’t mince words when it comes to new USSF President, Carlos Cordeiro. Also, Newcastle United turn in their best team performance of the season as they see off Manchester United in The Toon.
Wherein Our Heroes deliver an episode as interesting and bizarre as Gregory van der Wiel’s inaugural press conference for TFC. The recent match between Spurs and Liverpool delivers two controversial penalty decisions and we enter the fray to offer our expertise and punditry. Also, Antonio Conte may be a dead man walking at Chelsea, but is his squad too thin to fit his long-time vision?
Wherein Our Heroes celebrate David Beckham’s efforts in finally being awarded an MLS franchise in Miami. Leroy Sané is set to miss 11 matches after being on the receiving end of a horror challenge against Cardiff in the FA Cup, and the debate for player protection rages on. Also, Antonio Conte is one of many managers who have little say in player moves, and The Gaffers aren’t having it.
Wherein Our Heroes discuss the recent appointment of Phil Neville as manager of England’s women’s team. The Leeds Salute becomes LUFC’s new club crest, and proves extremely divisive. Marco Silva is unceremoniously sacked by Watford – had he become unsettled by Everton’s courtship? Also, a Boro supporter gives new meaning to “taking the piss” at Loftus Road.
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”.
Music by: Franklin D – FranklinD@shaw.ca
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.
Music by: Franklin D – FranklinD@shaw.ca
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.
Music by: Bear Mountain – www.facebook.com/mybearmountain