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Head Down the Pub with host Anthony Abbott and guests as they talk about the football stories making the news in the CPL and beyond. Follow us on Twitter @downthepubpodc1 and Instagram @downthepubpod

Head Down the Pub with host Anthony Abbott and guests as they talk about the football stories making the news in the CPL and beyond. Follow us on Twitter @downthepubpodc1 and Instagram @downthepubpod




Head Down the Pub with host Anthony Abbott and guests as they talk about the football stories making the news in the CPL and beyond. Follow us on Twitter @downthepubpodc1 and Instagram @downthepubpod






Episode 93: The Legend Brian Deane!

On this episode we are joined by Sheffield United and Leeds United legend Brian Deane! We chat about Phoenix Sports & Media, a company Brian is the chairman of that uses his and other ex PL players experience to help the new generation of players. Brian and the team are very passionate about helping players avoid the pitfalls of professional football. Brian also tells us about his foray into management, playing for Benfica alongside Nuno Gomes and the crazy situation that was happening...


Episode 92: AFTV's Robbie Lyle!!

On this episode we are joined by Robbie Lyle from AFTV!! We chat about Robbie's recovery from Covid, his views on if fans are too quick to turn on the manager, the beginnings of AFTV and dealing with trolls. Robbie also tells us about hanging out with Thierry Henry and beating him in a crossbar challenge!!! This a great resource for anyone looking to start their own channel.


Episode 91: Callum Montgomery

On this episode we chat with the 4th overall pick from the 2019 MLS Superdraft, Callum Montgomery. We talk about playing for the Charlotte 49ers, what happens in Draft week and the move to Dallas. Callum also tells us about his first footballing memories and about his ambition for the season with new team Minnesota United! We also learn his 5 a side team, his top 3 defenders and his pre match superstitions.


The Christmas Bonus Episode

In this bonus episode I am joined by Episode 1 guest and all around legend Dave "The Rave" Faulkner. 2020 has been quite a year for Down the Pub Podcast so Dave and I reminisce about the first ever episode at Clay West in Bayer's Lake. We also chat about how far the show has come and the amazing guests we have had on the show. We also talk about why we do what we do and there's a couple of pointers for anyone looking to start their podcast journey.


Episode 90: A Christmas Cracker with Pa-Modou Kah

In this episode we are joined by Pacific FC Head Coach, Pa-Madou Kah. We chat about Pa taking a new job just before a pandemic, how Dutch football influenced his football philosophy, how he still owes Marco Bustos $200 and the acquisition of Manny Aparicio from York United. Pa tells us how we can keep stop the message from the Black Lives Matter demonstration at the island games fading away. We also get an exclusive about Pa's new cookbook B.B.Kah available in all good book stores soon!!


Bonus Episode: Dwayne De Rosario!

In this bonus episode we chat with Canadian and MLS icon, Dwayne De Rosario! We chat about being named in the Greatest MLS 25, Dwayne's academy and his thoughts on the Canadian Premier League.


Episode 89: The Wizard of Oz, Roy O'Donovan!

In this episode we are joined by proud Corkman, Newcastle Jets striker, Roy O'Donovan!! We chat about what it's like being an apprentice at an English club, his triumphant return to Cork City and moving to Sunderland and working with Roy Keane. We also talk about playing in Brunei and moving to Oz to the A-League. Roy gives his thoughts on the League of Ireland and how it can compete with other leagues, what's happening in Sunderland and what's better, Home and Away or Neighbours.


Episode 88: CPL COTY Stephen Hart!!

In this episode we are joined by Halifax Wanderers coach and CPL Coach of the Year, Stephen Hart. We chat about bringing a new team together, what's expected of the modern pro, dealing with media criticism and who has final say in signings. We talk about David Edgar's recent retirement as David played under Stephen for the Canada National team.


Episode 87: Mauro Eustaquio

In this episode we are joined by Caldas SC midfielder Mauro Eustaquio. We chat about life in Portugal and the Portuguese league. We talk about playing for Ottawa Fury and being a season one Cavalry FC player. Mauro is great friends with Oliver Minatel so Mauro let's us know the advice he gave Oliver after his injury and also Mauro's own journey back from a knee injury. We also get a great story about Mauro's favourite pair of boots!


Episode 86: Alessandro Riggi!

We are joined on this episode by Halifax Wanderer, Alessandro Riggi. We chat about coming back from injury, playing at the Island games and that incredible goal against Atletico Ottawa. We also talk about what Stephen Hart is like as a coach, learning from Shaun Wright Phillips and what Didier Drogba is like day to day as a team mate. #COYW


Episode 85: Oliver Minatel!

In this episode we are joined by Brazilian Oliver Minatel. We talk about our memories of Diego Maradona and Oliver's injury rehab journey. We also chat about the amazing support Oliver has received and we also look back at that incident in Atlanta. We also get answers to our quick fire questions including who makes his 5 aside team!


Bonus Episode: CPL Awards Preview Show!!

The CPL awards take place on November 26th. We take a look at the CPL fan awards nominees and give our picks. We chat about the Wanderers losing stalwarts Chris N'Sa and Alex de Carolis and Marco Bustos receiving a call from the Chile head coach. It's good to be back!


Episode 84: Irish Legend Kevin Kilbane!

We are joined by Irish legend and former Premier League player Kevin Kilbane! Kevin gives his thoughts on moving to Canada. We chat about the refereeing in the Spurs vs Brighton game last weekend. We get Kevin's views on what's happening with Manchester United. We learn what it's like to play at a World Cup and we get Kevin's views on new Ireland manager, Stephen Kenny.


Bonus Episode: Khabib vs Gaethje

On this UFC special, we chat with Jimmy, Kenneth, Chris and Steve about the Khabib vs Gaethje fight. We also talk about Khabib's retirement and what it means for the division.


Ep 83: Kevin Ratcliffe!!

Myself and Dave Robinson from Everton Nova Scotia are joined by Everton icon and their most successful captain ever Kevin Ratcliffe. We chat about Howard Kendall, the great successes of the 80's, Kevin's foray into management and today's team under Ancelotti.


Episode 82: Nathan Mavila

We are joined by Cavalry FC defender Nathan Mavila. We chat about how the Island Games went for the Cavs and what it's like working under Tommy Wheeldon Jr. We also talk about Nathan's career at Wycombe and West Ham and growing up in Brixton.


Episode 81: 1812 FC Barrie

We are joined by Ronan Cordelle of the Kempenfelt Crew and 1812 FC Barrie board member Peter Raco. They give us the inside scoop of the formation of this exciting new club and the plans for the future of the club. They have big big plans!!


Episode 80: Mason Trafford

On this episode we are joined by Cavalry defender and Canadian international, Mason Trafford. We chat about Mason's experience at the island games, his plans for the off season, his time playing abroad and what it's like to play against Raul!


Mini Bonus Episode: Mavs Gillis

In this mini bonus episode, we delved into the Down the Pub vaults and found this gem. Nova Scotia broadcasting legend Mavs Gillis joined us to chat about how he started commentating for New Japan Pro Wrestling. It's a lesson in self belief and perseverance.


Episode 79: Keane on Roy w/Eoin O'Callaghan

We chat to journalist and broadcaster Eoin O'Callaghan about his new role with York 9 and the vision for the club. We also chat about Eoin's new book, Keane Origins, which looks at Roy Keane's formative years.