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 yet again pull out many tricks: a Deluge of Segments, Mailbag, a Ghanaian Brace, and Canadian Bacon, among others. Chicago complete a bizarre signing by adding Bastian Schweinsteiger to a crowded central midfield, two Ghanaians err in vastly different ways, The Canadian Men’s National Team finally get their man, and Toronto FC are victors over Vancouver Whitecaps at BC Place. Also, inspired by Messi and Suárez, we sing the praises of peeing whilst sitting down, and also recount the filmography of visionary director Jon Turteltaub.
Wherein Our Heroes cover copious ground on topics vast and interesting, including but not limited to: Anthony Stokes’ suspended sentence for assaulting an Elvis impersonator, Danny Welbeck’s Salt Bae celebration, Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl LI halftime performance, Alexis Sanchez’s dogs, The Bachelor, Leicester backing Claudio Ranieri, and our Canadian Women’s Team bidding a bittersweet adieu to three legends.
Wherein Our Heroes delve into the mailbag and produce a glorious rant of epic proportions from Brendan. Benito Floro and Canada Soccer decide to consciously uncouple, we wonder if Canadian players are getting their fair shake in the MLS, and London Stadium sees trouble both on and off the pitch (Payet’s Rabona notwithstanding). Also, José Mourinho yet again fails to pip Pep.
Wherein Our Heroes share their knowledge of Canadian civic nomenclature, Team Canada fail to qualify for the “Hex”, and our dreams of seeing the Maple Leaf at a FIFA World Cup must wait another several years. We are havin’ Megan Rapinoe’s right to take a knee during the Star Spangled Banner, Leicester players choose to differentiate their four-wheeled gifts, and England’s players need a weekend at a Tony Robbins symposium – Big Sam clearly needs more time. Also, we offer a post-mortem on the Bachelor in Paradise finale.
Wherein Our Heroes dip into the Mailbag to discuss the Premier League’s TV deal as well as German last names. Jason recounts his experience at BC Place in Vancouver Whitecaps’ recent CONCACAF Champions League encounter with Sporting KC, Montreal Impact finally vanquish their BMO Field demons in a hotly contested 401 Derby, and the future looks bright for Team Canada heading beyond qualifying for Russia 2018. CD Leganés offer gourds to visiting clubs this La Liga season, while their shirts are part gimmick and part sensory wonder. Also, Marouane Fellaini becomes the first two-time Haircut of the Week winner for selflessness and chivalry during Manchester United’s clash with Hull City A.F.C.
Wherein Our Heroes bask in the glory of several early-season Premier League matches. Spurs vanquish Crystal Palace with Harry Kane oddly stationed as a Number 10. Will the arrival of Christian Benteke herald a change in recent fortunes for The Eagles? Elsewhere, Burnley see off Liverpool with only 19% possession, Ronald Koeman earns his first victory as Everton manager, and Hull, with merely a baker’s dozen senior players in the squad, earn their second victory in as many matches. We are having Steve Bruce’s departure in the summer, and Michy Batshuayi’s treble tarantula earns Haircut of The Week. Also, our Canadian Women’s Team is saluted for another outstanding Olympics in Rio.
Wherein Our Heroes believe the Community Shield was more of the same from Manchester United and Leicester. José Mourinho picks up where he left off with Juan Mata, West Ham can’t give simple directions, and Jamie Vardy can’t care for four-legged friends (or can he?). Riyad Mahrez pays West London a visit, Kyle Lafferty pays for visiting his bookie, and our Canadian Women enjoy another milestone moment in Rio. Also, we aim to patent our new football matching app…stay tuned!