The clock hath struck midnight on the MLS regular season and only 12 clubs have survived the bloodbath. Our Heroes provide their ghoulish predictions on who will come out alive and who will be dragged to the fiery depths of hell. Will Sporting Kansas City transform when the moon is full? Will Mauro Biello’s unnatural creation come to life at Saputo? Will Carl Robinson’s children of the night feast on the souls of the living? The Young Gaffers answer all of these questions and more on this most devilish 13th episode. Also, we answer fan mail from Amy.
Music by: Iron Maiden, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Bobby “Boris” Pickett
Wherein Our Heroes discuss topics including (but not limited to): rule changes, Bond villains, the Ballon D’Or not-so-shortlist, Junior Hoilett’s patriotism, pressing tactics, getting shown pink, Jurgen Klopp’s debut, Mourinho losing the plot, Wijnaldum’s quad trick, a trifecta of Canadian awesomeness in MLS, and Liam’s calendar miscue. Also, we bring you the full gamut of regular segments. Strap in and hold on, ‘cause this ride is gonna get bumpy.
Wherein Our Heroes dish out a veritable footballing feast of autumnal profundity. The British press falls for Jurgen Klopp (Haircut of the Week recipient) like newly changed oak leaves in the October breeze, we’re havin’ Don Garber’s vision like decorative gourds on a bountiful table, and Blatter, Valcke and Platini reap what they sow. Also, international injuries runneth over like a Horn ‘o’ plenty and the Canadian Soccer Association schedules a mid-week turkey.
This week, in honour of Canadian Thanksgiving, The Young Gaffers talk about what we’re most thankful for (there are hints hidden in this photo). Don’t forget to catch the new episode on Wednesday! In the meantime, why not ease into your turkey coma with some past episodes of our podcast playing softly in the background. Click here for the full archive.
The Gaffers believe that irreverence can often be used to raise awareness of, and shine a light on, serious issues. Gafferdom carries with it a massive responsibility. This video was sent to us by a loyal and righteous Gafferino, and we’d be remiss if we didn’t share. It comes on the heels of the fantastic news that the FIFA Ethics Committee has announced the provisional suspension of Messrs. Blatter, Valcke, and Platini.
Wherein Our Heroes lube themselves in irreverence and slide into goings on with Brendan Rodgers, José Mourinho, and Manchester United’s tactical woes. Arsenal won’t let their partner finish, Aguero bags five in one day, and the MLS nears its trembling climax. Also, John Terry nets a Tesco gift card for malodorous parking practices.
Wherein Our Heroes elaborate on Lewandowski’s quint trick, Sir Alex Ferguson’s world beaters, Emmanuel Adebayor’s clubless woes, Brendan Rodgers’ lifeline (aka Daniel Sturridge), José Mourinho’s straight dope, James Milner’s Yorkshire puddings, Rudy Gestede’s head, Romelu Lukaku’s brace, Catalan tax evasion, Ligue 1 effigies, Memphis Depay’s golden grill, Morgan Schneiderlin’s ESL tips, and search engine optimization. Also, Cyle Larin is invited out for a rip and Adam and Jason do their best Harry ’Michael’ Kane impressions.