For years, we and many footy fans in Alberta have known that there is nary a better place to watch a match than Calgary’s own Ship and Anchor Pub. We are extremely stoked to say we’ll be there this coming Sunday, June 26th, to catch the Euro Round of 16 action and record some streeter interviews with you. We’ve spent many mornings and afternoons watching Prem, World Cup, Euro, and Champions League matches at our favourite place in town, and we want to hear what you think of the Euros so far! See you this weekend, Calgary!
This week The Gaffers discussed a great article, recently published in The Economist. It was passed on to us by Honorary Gaffer, Dave, who gravitates towards the nerdier side of sports. It is a brave attempt to qualify and quantify the new competitive balance in the Premier League this year. We urge you crazy Gafferinos and Gafferinas to click and give it a perusal:
The Gaffers would like to congratulate fellow Mo’ Bro, Fighting Chicken footballer, and all-around great dude Lev (pictured right) for winning our recent E-mail Contest. For submitting his thoughtful questions about Mourinho’s predicament at Chelsea, Lev is now entitled to:
- One six-pack of beer (*brand and style must be of The Gaffers’ choosing, to be shared equally among the winner and The Gaffers)
- A meet and greet with The Gaffers (*must be hosted at the winner’s abode)
- One meal to be consumed together (*must be cooked/procured by the winner)
We look forward to seeing you soon, Lev!
It’s been such a heavy week in so many places. Paris. Lebanon. Baghdad. Syria. The list is, sadly, far too long. While The Gaffers don’t like to get too embroiled in rhetoric, this photo of the England and France players standing together, and the outpouring from the fans at Wembley recently, is reflective of what the world needs more of right now.
Unity. Togetherness. Be safe, wherever you may find yourself.
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.