Wherein Our Heroes reconvene with a vengeance after a month-long hiatus. We respond to our listeners’ requests to weigh in on both the Red Green Show and the summer transfer market. Toronto FC sits on the edge of glory, Lukaku asks Manchester United supporters to stop singing about his member, and Rio Ferdinand continues to take steps to become the world’s next pugilism specialist. Also, Neymar and Cavani seem to have worked it out, for now. Our Nickname For Areola Contest is now officially open!
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 examine the cost of pints and pies at each Premier League ground, and find most clubs are woke. Chelsea have no chill on opening day, while Manchester United are in beast mode. Sheffield United and Middlesbrough supporters leave us salty. Respeck #blessed
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 provide an update on the Cassano saga, celebrate Manchester United’s new fan-designed third kit, and offer predictions on how many goals Chicharito will score for West Ham in the coming season. Kenedy is sent home after major social-media gaffes, earning this week’s Joey Barton Award. Also, MLS rejects a massive broadcasting rights deal in the name of preserving a system without promotion and relegation, and Jason attends the latest Cascadia match in Vancouver.
Wherein Our Heroes discuss potential preliminary transfer predictions, weigh in on the Diego Costa/ Antonio Conte saga, and award Michael Bradley the most aerodynamic Haircut of the Week in the history of Gafferdom (both for his coif and laser-like chip). We lament the occasional incursion of politics into sport, reminisce about the Drambuie Showcase Revue, and advise how Calgarians can get behind their Hoops, Foothills F.C. Also, Samuel Piette is apparently responsible for most of the attendees at the latest Canadian Men’s friendly in Montreal.
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!
Wherein Our Heroes celebrate the upcoming Calgary Foothills F.C. PDL season, mourn the loss of Ugo Ehiogu, and bestow upon Joey Barton an esteemed Joey Barton Award. Viewer feedback on the use of the spidercam in the Manchester Derby is scathing, Jamie Vardy must fend off real foxes, and Héctor Bellerín sports one of the worst haircuts (barnets) ever. Also, Providence Park is earmarked for a sexy expansion and a cockney rhyming slang quiz is failed miserably.
Wherein Our Heroes reveal the latest celebrity Arsenal supporter (hint: he lives on Pennsylvania Avenue but his father doesn’t). Wandrille Lefèvre is suspended for a troubling social media post, John Terry announces he’ll be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season, and Manchester United see off Conte’s men, making West London squirm as the race for the title tightens like Denise Bueno’s Official Brazilian Sunday League Standard Issue Uniform. Also, Bayern are on the wrong end of some dodgy officiating against Real Madrid and we discuss the return of HBO’s The Leftovers and the world’s latest podcast sensation, S-Town.
Wherein Our Heroes praise Southampton for their efforts in the EFL Cup Final against Manchester United. Crystal Palace’s supporters idiotically vandalize their own club’s coach, Pogba and Fàbregas both achieve incredible milestones, and the right-sleeves of several Premier League clubs look set to be adorned with adverts next season. Also, Claudio Ranieri is finally cut loose by the brass at Leicester; was player power to blame, or Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway?