Wherein Our Heroes continue their run of good Netflix-loving form, procuring some great ideas for shows to watch from Tam. Kim Jong-un is revealed to support not one, but two clubs, but more bizarre is the fact he’s “good friends” with Italian senator Antonio Razzi. Big Sam cancels Everton’s club Christmas party, the Manchester Derby offers up intrigue, drama, and milk, but isn’t as glorious as Canada’s own Toronto FC claiming the crown of MLS Cup Champions.
Wherein Our Heroes feel empathy for David Moyes and his bid to save The Hammers from the drop. Sevilla’s manager drops a bomb on his players at half-time against Liverpool, to great effect. Socceroos manager Ange Postecoglou resigns suddenly, forfeiting his opportunity to become the first manager to guide Australia in two World Cups. Also, the first leg of the MLS Conference Finals are discussed at great, great length.
Wherein Our Heroes bask in the glory of having a Canadian MLS team guaranteed a spot in the MLS Cup Final. We preview both Conference Finals, are not having Giovinco’s snub for league MVP, and extol both Liverpool and Chelsea for their deserved spots at the top of the Premier League table. Long-time listeners Brendan and Luke weigh in on recent topics and we salute Philippe Coutinho’s well-groomed dome in Haircut of the Week. Also, we wish Wayne Bridge good luck in his latest foray in the jungles of Australia and, keeping with tradition, we spoil Westworld’s most popular fan theory.
Wherein Our Heroes bask in the glory of Calgary Foothills FC’s path to being crowned PDL Western Conference Champions. We hope the ride isn’t done, that Russo continues to dominate the scoresheet, the backline stands tall like the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains, and the formations flow like the mighty Bow River. Tommy Wheeldon Jr. receives Haircut of the Week in recognition of his building something amazing for sport in the city while maintaining a convertible-friendly coif. It’s MLS All Star “break”, which means we unpack the pros and cons of the annual mid-season showcase. We’re not havin’ it! Also, the bell has finally tolled for Sigi Schmid at Seattle Sounders.
Chad Marshall pleads to the football gods while Stefan Frei is attacked by a bumblebee during the Cascadia derby between Seattle Sounders and Vancouver Whitecaps.
Wherein Our Heroes get stoked on the Canada men’s national soccer team roster, praise Gigi Buffon for over 15 hours without conceding a goal, and reminisce about mid-90’s UK soft rock. Derby matches abound as Rashford continues his torrid pace, a Newcastle fan botches the hug of his life, and Vancouver takes the first Cascadia match of the season. Also, Jurgen panders, Shuttleworth’s mane stops penalties for New England, and we are not having Mix Diskerud as the most overrated player in MLS.
Wherein Our Heroes review the Canadian National Team rosters ahead of February’s big fixtures, Jordan Morris chooses Starbucks over Beck’s, and Football Leaks walks the line between transparency and “blackmail” (according to Doyen). Costa rankles Arsenal, Norwich and Liverpool forget how to defend, and Aguero sets a milestone. Also, our Joey Barton winner is pure Gold.
Wherein Our Heroes adjudge themselves to be desolate after the last round of the MLS playoffs. Jamie Vardy is the slyest of Foxes (not to be Ruud), Brendan Rodgers hops The Tube, and Rooney’s slaps are better than his finishing. Also, Stoic Loic Remy receives a huzzah for not going to ground, Jeb Brovsky rocks a modern-day Errol Flynn look, and a Costa Rican referee gets the heave-ho from CONCACAF. Jason recounts his recent experience in Vancouver, and The Gaffers weigh in on MLS and BPL before the international break.