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Jason and Adam might not know everything about football, but they sure think they do. Join The Young Gaffers every week as they bring you their refreshing, ridiculous, and uniquely Canadian perspective on all corners of the soccer world. From the Premier League to Major League Soccer to their recreational pub league, nobody is safe from this irreverent look at The Beautiful Game.

Jason and Adam might not know everything about football, but they sure think they do. Join The Young Gaffers every week as they bring you their refreshing, ridiculous, and uniquely Canadian perspective on all corners of the soccer world. From the Premier League to Major League Soccer to their recreational pub league, nobody is safe from this irreverent look at The Beautiful Game.
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Jason and Adam might not know everything about football, but they sure think they do. Join The Young Gaffers every week as they bring you their refreshing, ridiculous, and uniquely Canadian perspective on all corners of the soccer world. From the Premier League to Major League Soccer to their recreational pub league, nobody is safe from this irreverent look at The Beautiful Game.

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Episodes

Episode 195: “Blood, Guts and Thunder” - King John

10/17/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes revel in the landmark 2-0 victory our Canadian Men’s National Team secured over the heavily-favoured Americans. From speed and pressure to tactics and heart, the performance turned in was consummate. As always, we begin with a dip into the mailbag to answer your questions about supporter chants, Fikayo Tomori, and hear from one listener who has the best location for “Gaffers 'n' chill”. Post-match press conference audio credit: Concacaf Send us your questions or comments...

Duration:01:10:16

Episode 194: Rumours (not just a classic Fleetwood Mac album)

10/9/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes celebrate the harvest by giving thanks as we near the end of the inaugural Canadian Premier League season. A recent barrage of Twitter rumours is the subject of our latest Havin’ It, Not Havin’ It. Also, we dip into an overflowing mailbag to bring you some listener-driven content. Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com, @younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers Music by: Franklin D Email:...

Duration:01:06:53

Episode 193: Lights Out!

10/4/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes welcome Mike the Ref to dissect the myriad officiating decisions in the recent match between Cavalry FC and York 9 FC. We hear from Michael Silberbauer, Victor Blasco, and Stephen Hart following Pacific FC’s hard-fought draw with HFX Wanderers. FC Edmonton’s Amer Đidić gets called up to CanMNT. Also, our most recent mailbag submission prompts discussion on market size for Canadian Premier League expansion. Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to...

Duration:01:23:42

Episode 192: The Voyageurs Cup - Victoire!

9/28/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes discuss Montreal Impact’s victory in the Voyageurs Cup Final. We plead a case for Luca Gasparotto getting a look with the Canadian Men’s National Team. Also, two mailbag questions provoke our inner kit nerds. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jacob Noseworthy. Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com, @younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers Music by: Franklin D Email: FranklinD@shaw.ca Twitter:...

Duration:00:54:27

Episode 191: Peerless Paulus and Beirne is Flawless

9/20/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes discuss Don Garber’s recent comments regarding the CSA, MLS, Canadian player development and the whole crazy thing. We are joined by FC Edmonton coach Jeff Paulus after his club’s defeat at Weshills Stadium by the hands of Pacific FC. Also, Paul Beirne announces his departure after the Canadian Premier League’s inaugural season and Montreal Impact take a slim lead into the second leg of the Canadian Championship Final against TFC. Send us your questions or comments via...

Duration:00:57:54

Episode 190: A Tale of Two Legs

9/13/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes return to the fold after a brief late-summer hiatus. We catch up on your Tweets and dip into the mailbag. Cavalry FC take home the first CPL-era Wildrose Cup while Pacific FC are unable to lock down third place as they are seen off by York 9 FC. Also, Canada take full points in their two matches with Cuba, in two vastly different matches. The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network. Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to...

Duration:01:00:14

Episode 189: Dude, Where’s My Replay?

8/27/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes celebrate the grand re-opening of Westhills stadium amidst a flurry of officiating controversy in multiple Canadian Premier League matches. We are joined by Pacific FC’s Dean Shillington (Chairman) and Brad Norris-Jones (Vice-president, Operations) to discuss the momentous moment. Valour FC’s Rob Gale minces no words in his post-match comments. Also, we lament the same controversial refereeing in FC Edmonton’s match against York 9 and dip into the mailbag, per usual. The...

Duration:01:02:39

Episode 188: The Year-Over-Year Growth Episode

8/16/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes discuss the theme of growth and continuous improvement. We dip into the mailbag and answer your questions regarding matches on long weekends, continuous improvement, and what new leagues could mean for the pipeline. Gaffer Adam attends the Pacific FC event in Victoria and we hear Rob Friend and Michael Silberbauer’s thoughts on the measure of success and continuous improvement. We also converse with Texas-born left back Blake Smith. Lastly, Mike the Ref provides his...

Duration:01:01:28

Episode 187: Sometimes Goliath Beats David

8/10/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes recap the latest round of Canadian Championship matches, as both MLS clubs gain the upper hand over their respective competition. Kurt Larson stokes the flames on Twitter. Also, Jordan Murrell has a moment of madness and faces the disciplinary committee, the court of public opinion, his teammates and coaches, and himself. The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network. Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to...

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 186: Criticism and Confusion

8/3/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes weigh the recent in-and-out roster moves with Emery Welshman and David Edgar at Forge FC. Will Edgar prove the stalwart that Forge need to bolster the back? Will several able replacements fill the void that Welshman leaves? John Herdman offers an interesting perspective on Canada’s backline. Gareth Bale gets a tough ride from Real Madrid, or is it to be expected? Also, we dip into the mailbag, and it’s a beauty! The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting...

Duration:01:00:18

Episode 185: In Conversation with Terran Campbell

7/26/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes are joined by the current co-leader in the Canadian Premier League golden boot race, Pacific FC’s Terran Campbell. First, though, we wax poetic about the performances turned in by each CPL club in the most recent Canadian Championship matches, and dip into the mailbag to talk shirt sponsors for a potential Quebec-based club and to remind everyone to give Ottawa Fury FC a little slack, eh! The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network. Send...

Duration:01:07:15

Episode 184: The Young Gaffers Missed You

7/19/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes return from a brief summer hiatus to bring the special goodness. Mike the Ref joins us, officially, for the first time to provide his hot takes on VAR. CONCACAF World Cup qualifying is revamped, much to our chagrin. Canadian Premier League clubs fare very well against their respective opponents in the Canadian Championship. Also, OneSoccer decides to punch out early for FC Edmonton’s match against Valour, leaving their subscriber base in the proverbial lurch. Not having...

Duration:01:19:26

Episode 183: In Conversation with Les Wilson (Part 2)

7/3/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes conclude our discussion with Les Wilson. This week, Mr. Wilson recounts his time with the Vancouver Whitecaps’ greatest squads, being a part of the glory days of Canadian soccer, and his thoughts on the state of the game in the present day. The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network. Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com, @younggaffers on Twitter, and www.facebook.com/theyounggaffers Music by:...

Duration:00:45:53

Episode 182: In Conversation with Les Wilson (Part 1)

6/28/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes get ready for Canada Day and offer kudos to Cavalry FC for being crowned Canadian Premier League Spring Champions. We are also joined in conversation by Les Wilson, honoured member of the Canadian Soccer Hall of Fame. Mr. Wilson recounts his time playing with and against the very best during his tenure with Wolverhampton Wanderers, including being scouted by the club, his professional debut, and being driven around L.A. by Davy Jones. Also, we discuss the latest spate of...

Duration:01:23:23

Episode 181: Together We’re Rising

6/19/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes celebrate Canada’s performances to-date at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The Canadian men open with a victory over Martinique, but questions remain about John Herdman’s makeshift backline. Cavalry FC win yet another Al Classico clash and their traveling supporters have a glorious banner confiscated. Also, York earn their first home league win over Pacific FC and Forge FC continue to stay in the title race after earning full points in Winnipeg. The Young Gaffers are proud...

Duration:00:48:45

Episode 180: Bring ‘Em On!

6/14/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes put a bow on the Voyageurs Cup Round 2, and look ahead to three Canadian Premier League clubs facing off against MLS and USL opponents. The Canadian women show some early tournament jitters in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Also, the Americans celebrate, and celebrate, and celebrate…and celebrate. The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network. Send us your questions or comments via e-mail to bothofus@theyounggaffers.com, @younggaffers on...

Duration:00:52:14

Episode 179: Voyageurs Cup - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

6/7/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes recount the high drama from the second round, first leg Voyageurs Cup matches. HFX Wanderers seem to have found their way under Stephen Hart, while FC Edmonton remain listless as they fall to York 9 in Ontario. Also, in what is shaping up to be the Canadian Premier League’s best rivalry, Cavalry FC bag a late equalizer against Forge FC before bedlam ensues. The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network. Send us your questions or comments via...

Duration:00:52:48

Episode 178: A Tale of Two Statements

5/29/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes answer your questions about the split season and the cost of peripheral bits at Canadian Premier League stadia. Gaffer Jason returns from Wild Rose Country and an afternoon at Al Classico, as Cavalry continue to boss the table. Also, York respond well to miscommunication at their home opener, while OneSoccer are unable to adequately explain their streaming woes on the very same afternoon. The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network. Send...

Duration:00:59:56

Episode 177: No Long Faces Here

5/15/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes celebrate Cavalry FC’s third consecutive victory in a very tight match against Forge FC in what may have been a showdown between the Canadian Premier League’s two best squads. Marco Bustos runs the table in his debut with Valour FC. Also, FC Edmonton deliver a strong showing while playing shorthanded against a Pacific FC team that is struggling to find its offensive focal point. The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network. Send us your...

Duration:00:53:43

Episode 176: Cross Country Checkup – The Gaffer Version

5/9/2019
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Wherein Our Heroes check in with a club-by-club look back at the week that was in the Canadian Premier League. Cavalry FC sit as early leaders after two tactically sound performances. FC Edmonton play spoiler in Valour FC’s home opener. Also, Forge FC finally deliver a result at the expense of Pacific FC and York 9 FC remain the only winless club. Michael Silberbauer audio courtesy of Pacific FC. The Young Gaffers are proud members of the Northern Starting Eleven Network. Send us your...

Duration:00:58:04