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A lad looking to explore the global experience of football. The love for a team may be shared amongst many, but the story is one. Touchline Radio seeks speak to people from all around the world to share their experiences and perspectives on football.

A lad looking to explore the global experience of football. The love for a team may be shared amongst many, but the story is one. Touchline Radio seeks speak to people from all around the world to share their experiences and perspectives on football.
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Toronto, ON

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A lad looking to explore the global experience of football. The love for a team may be shared amongst many, but the story is one. Touchline Radio seeks speak to people from all around the world to share their experiences and perspectives on football.

Language:

English

Contact:

416-897-4558


Episodes

Episode 57: Happy Birthday, Football - with Richard Tims

10/24/2017
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On this day in 1857, a cricket club would have a kickabout... And the first football club of the world would be formed. 150 years later, the world's greatest would meet the world's first, and the club would be one of two who would receive the FIFA Order of Merit. It would be thanks to club Chairman Richard Tims who would help realize the importance of preserving a club like Sheffield FC - a history that can be actively exist for the community now, and generations beyond. Without Sheffield...

Duration: 00:26:21


Episode 56: PSG Talk with David Wood

8/22/2017
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On this episode I have a comprehensive discussion with David Wood of PSG Talk to discuss all things regarding Paris St. Germain. We discuss the influence on Fifa video game franchise on the Western world (particularly before the broadcast expenditure), the missing piece to bring PSG among Europe's elites, the club's academy, and why Ligue Un players tend to fair much more in the Premier League. There have been many questions surrounding the club, particularly after this summer: Is the...

Duration: 01:05:30


Episode 55: The Gunners' Youth - with Jeorge Bird

7/21/2017
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On this episode I chat with Jeorge Bird - the highly respected writer who specializes in Arsenal's youth team. We delve deep to unravel the academy and how it works in terms of promotion, scholarships, and criteria. We also break down Per Mertesacker's appointment as the head of the academy next season, Andries Jonker's departure, the much celebrated "British Core", it's importance and where it is now, plus who to watch next season. We even explore the difficult question: would you send...

Duration: 00:38:57


Episode 54: Soccer in North America with Colour Analyst Kyndra de St. Aubin

6/28/2017
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On this episode I speak with Kyndra de St. Aubin and discuss the ongoing growth of football dialogue across North America. Kyndra is the Colour Analyst for new boys Minnesota United FC, who I refer to as the shotgun club - formed quickly and hit the ground running in Major League Soccer under the guidance of manager and Everton legend Adrian Heath. Kyndra has had a wide array of experiences in the world of sports broadcasting and shares her story about how she made it to Minnesota's...

Duration: 00:38:50


Episode 53: "It's Much More Than That" - A Liverpool Story with Peter Stewart

6/23/2017
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Episode 53: "It's Much More Than That" - A Liverpool Story with Peter Stewart by Touchline Radio

Duration: 00:39:23


Episode 52: Dreamcatcher - with Callum Williams

5/24/2017
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This episode of Touchline Radio invites football commentator and broadcaster for Minnesota United FC, Callum Williams. We take a close look at the new franchise and assess the rise of football's popularity in the United States, then take a trip down memory lane and discuss Callum's journey into the world of broadcasting, his initial time spent at Sporting KC, and discuss his adoration for Aston Villa FC. His voice is one we shall hear amongst the greats of Martin Tyler and Alan Parry.

Duration: 00:59:30


Episode 51: Social Mindfulness in a Digital World - with Milan Obsession

4/15/2017
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I invite Elaine from Milan Obsession back on the show to discuss all things surrounding herself and AC Milan in recent weeks, with the major part of the show delving into her ongoing experience with sexism in the modern game and the challenges she has faced in sharing her love for AC Milan. We also discuss the massive sale to a Chinese consortium lead by Li Yonghong, and the Derby della Madonnina this past weekend. She shares her fascinating social experiment in exploring the differences...

Duration: 00:53:28


Episode 50: Down The Rabbit Hole

3/29/2017
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I'm quite glad to speak to Jonathan Meisenheimer, the lad who brought me to my first MLS match between Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls on a cold October night a handful of moons ago. On this episode we speak of his origin story, what it's like to be devoted to an MLS club, the essence of support, the significance of World Cup USA, jersey controversies at home matches, comparing the atmosphere in matches across Europe and North and South America, his adoration for St. Pauli, plus what...

Duration: 00:58:31


Episode XLVI - Chats with Tina Cook from the Ryerson Rams

1/25/2017
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This week Touchline Radio invites Tina Cook, the assistant coach of the Ryerson Rams Women's Soccer team. The University side from Toronto has a plethora of experience shared between Tina and head coach Dr. Ivan Joseph, and on the show we discuss a number of topics ranging from the importance of implementing a footballing culture in a school environment, the challenges of being a commuter school and the ethos of managing academia and varsity sport. We further delve into her story of...

Duration: 00:26:28


Episode XLIV - Chats with Arseblog

1/9/2017
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Touchline Radio invites special guest Andrew Mangan of Arseblog to have a chat about his experiences in writing about Arsenal on a daily basis and shares his perspectives on the landscape of modern day football.

Duration: 00:36:14


Episode XLIII - MLS Finals: chats with Eric Anderton

12/16/2016
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As a continuation to yesterday's episode, Eric Anderton and I bring things back home to talk about Toronto FC's trials and tribulations as they got so far, but just didn't cross the finish line in first. We question its impact on the sporting culture of Toronto, the experience of a cup final, what this may mean when we argue the style of MLS football versus the European elites, and much more.

Duration: 00:21:53


Episode X - The Story Of Saint Denis

7/6/2016
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As we face off with the semi finals of Euro 2016, Adam Esker and Ryan Straney take a look at Portugal v Wales and France v Germany and give a breakdown of what we might expect from these two ties. As England return after their mighty whimper, things are beginning to heat up as Ryan Giggs ends his 29 year tenure at Manchester United, Mourinho privately says hello, and Guardiola stakes his promises. The 2016/2017 looks like it might be heavy, but not without the small matter of the grand...

Duration: 00:28:57


Episode IX - Your Defense Is Terrifying | The Last 8

6/30/2016
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Seven games left. We're on the cusp of history. As dawn rises, we are greeted with out first quarterfinal match between Poland and Portugal, following by Wales v. Belgium, Italy v. Germany, and France v. Iceland. How did these teams get here? What happened to those that fell apart? Adam Esker and Ryan Straney take a look at what has happened so far, and what is yet to come. Aside from the Euros, we take a look at Brexit and how this may affect the upcoming season, Copa America and the...

Duration: 00:31:05


Episode VIII - Then There Were 16 | Interview with David Garcia

6/24/2016
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As the Euro 2016 shenanigans pause to give us a moment to catch our breaths, Adam Esker and Ryan Straney discuss the hectic final days and the immense stories that have unfolded so far. As the bracket for the last 16 are finalized, we ask who could be our potential finalists and assess the odds between each matchup. We welcome special guest David Garcia from It's Just A Sport, a blog about the intrinsic nuances of football both on and off the pitch. He shares with us his story of moving...

Duration: 00:40:16


Touchline Radio - Fast And Furious | Euro Fever Continued

6/21/2016
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A quick one in the early half of this week as we enter the final phase of the group stages in Euro 2016. Adam Esker and Ryan Straney delve into the some of the key matches, what worked, what didn't, an English rant, plus discuss the reason behind the bizarre protest at the Croatia - Czech Republic match. There are some transfer news bubble floating about, but most importantly, we discovered a story about a certain lad will forever shrug his shoulders if asked about why he was sent off....

Duration: 00:21:23


That's Amore | European Masterclass

6/16/2016
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As we head into the second round of the European Champions, Adam Esker and Ryan Straney take a close look at the top matches and break down what worked for those that won, and what failed for those that didn't. Amongst the matches, we take a look at coach that broke the a world record in China, transfer guff, and discuss the recent outburst of violence that has us wondering the validity of its angst. As always, a download link is available for you to listen at your leisure!

Duration: 00:38:18


Episode V - Long Hard Road

6/10/2016
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At least, here just a few hours before Euro 2016 kicks off. Not only do we take a close look at some of the big guns of the competition, but some of the minnows looking to make a big impact. We discuss women's football and argue why it's not about defending it anymore. Plus, we discuss some of the latest transfer dealings that have occurred so far. Download link is available for you to listen at your leisure!

Duration: 00:32:53


Touchline Radio - The Unholy One

5/27/2016
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The big news has arrived... In the form of the red devil himself. Jose Mourinho is now the manager of Manchester United. What does this mean for the club? Next season? The integrity and ethos of the club have changed since the days of Busby and Ferguson. We also take a close look at the Champions League final and discuss what to expect from Real Madrid and Atletico as we're faced with another Madrid derby in the final. Join us as we discuss next season's managerial forecast, transfers, and...

Duration: 00:45:39


Weekend Sails - Touchline Radio

5/21/2016
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The rollercoaster may have come off its bumpy ride, but as we coast towards the end (and perhaps towards the bumpiest ride of all) we take a look at the FA Cup final - and perhaps how it might be a far cry from the last time these two sides met at Wembley 26 years ago. We also dissect the microcosm that is Chelsea Football Club, the magnitude of Klopp's first partial tenure at the Kop, and Arsenal's Granit addition to the halls of the Emirates. On the home front, we listen to the soundscape...

Duration: 00:32:28


The Bloody Beetroot - Touchline Radio

5/16/2016
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Well... What a weekend we've had on our hands. Adam Esker and Ryan Straney take you through the ups and downs of a season now closed, plus take us through the prominent fixtures, key players, and some rather despondent ones as well. As Leicester City make history, we take a look at the tri-force that lead to their success. On the home side, a soundscape of Toronto's BMO Field takes us to the insights of some home fans and what they wish to see their team achieve this season.

Duration: 00:33:59

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