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.
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 revel in the glorious irreverence provided by the football world this week. Carles Puyol is attacked with a sex toy, Lillestrom’s Aleksander Melgalvis Andreassen places his genitals in the recently-won domestic cup in Norway, and a 17-year old Sunderland supporter may or may not have defecated in his seat. He did urinate in his seat, by his own account. Also Shaktar’s gaffer sports a Zorro outfit after a well-fought Champions League victory against the mighty Manchester City and we discover that Adam is a regular Bill Tench.
Wherein Our Heroes put to bed our infatuation with Stranger Things 2, once and for all. Toronto FC bid to become the first MLS franchise to win the domestic treble, but don’t look all too convincing leading up to the MLS Cup Final. Wayne Rooney scores a cracker from half, Fellaini and Rüdiger suffer from boot problems (with differing attitudes), and Ronaldo gets the bust his handsomeness deserves. Also, inspired by Gareth Bale, we chat about our hypothetical preferred wedding entertainment.
Wherein Our Heroes celebrate both of us having finally completed Stranger Things 2. A double dose of updates are provided, with Patrice Evra on the sidelines until next season, and Social Cut and Shave’s Ed offering up some sage wisdom in the Chelsea Barber Saga – London Crop to follow. Daniele De Rossi gets insubordinate as Italy crash out of Russia 2018, and we love it. We are not havin’ U.S. Soccer’s potentially proposed “Participant Cup”. Also, Bruce Arena pulls a gutsy stint on Fox Sports 1, offering up punditry on his former cadre so soon after cataclysmic failure.
Wherein Our Heroes provide tips on how the Gaffers aren’t just a footy pod, but can spice things up for couples when need be. The first 88.89% of Stranger Things 2 is discussed, Chelsea’s barber is banned from Cobham, and Patrice Evra channels his inner Bruce Lee. Slaven Bilić initiates a 360 review, Rémi Garde finds new life in Montreal, and the Whitecaps crash out of the MLS playoffs. Also, TFC and Red Bulls have a giant meeting of the minds at halftime of their second-leg tilt at BMO Field.
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 gush over the latest trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2. Bosnian player Marin Galić loses a testicle in a cringe-worthy challenge, Cesc Fàbregas admits to being the man behind The Slice, and Alex Morgan earns a Barton Award for her recent behaviour at Epcot Center. Also, the entire gamut of GoT spoilers is covered, for your review.
Wherein Our Heroes shamelessly attempt to piggyback on Taylor Swift’s recent album announcement. Bad MLS Comics shares his most interesting stadium nosh while Brendan asks us to weigh in on the recent lawsuit filed by Barcelona against Neymar. A travelling Walsall supporter receives a surprise upon arrival to his hotel before the match versus Pompey, while Nicolai Müller’s knee buckles under the weight of a goal celebration in Germany. The Aaron Ramsey Curse strikes again, Wayne Rooney retires from international duty, and Jason recounts a world-class experience at a recent Vancouver Whitecaps match.
Wherein Our Heroes deep-dive two behemoths of the cultural zeitgeist before branching into their passion, The Beautiful Game. Stevie G weighs in on the ABBA penalty system, MLS successfully reviews a play on the field with the assistance of video, while Don Garber entertains a plethora of expansion bids. Oh, and Neymar breaks the bank.
Wherein Our Heroes discuss the Premier League season that was. Overachievers, underachievers, managerial gaffes, successes…the heat is brought. The weird and wacky from the last match day is reviewed with speed, wit, and dexterity. Also, the League One Cup Final results in a collective Barton Award to cap off 2017-18. Our Heroes look forward to focusing on goings on in MLS for the next few weeks! Prisencolinensinainciusol!