Wherein Our Heroes dissect the dismissals of both Roger Koeman at Everton and Montreal Impact’s Mauro Biello. Megan Rapinoe speaks out against FIFA after the Women’s Best Player Award shortlist is released, our Barton Award is doled out to an unnamed Everton supporter involved in the fracas against Lyon, and Vancouver Whitecaps hope to see off the San Jose Earthquakes in the first round of the MLS playoffs. Also, Adam finds out he isn’t Ukrainian after all…thank you Ancestry.com.
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 dissect CD Palencia’s anatomy kit, award Tesco gift cards to the pyromaniacs at Eskişehirspor, and pay respects to two Premier League sackings. Southampton sneaks into the Europa League, Kei Kamara gets traded after all is said and done, and Vancouver vanquishes Toronto in an MLS barn burner. Also, the Ginger Giant (Alexi Lalas) embellishes the year-old soccer rivalry on both sides of the Hudson.